Seen & Heard: Petition to Protect Tribeca

••• There’s a Tribeca Trust petition to “expand the boundaries of Tribeca’s historic districts and to modify the zoning to ensure the long-term survival and human-scale of one of the city’s great cultural assets.”

••• From Notify NYC: “There will be a fireworks display off of Liberty Island [today], May 9, at 11:30 p.m. Rain date: Sunday, May 10, at 11:30 p.m.”

••• A bit more clarity on the Liberty Street bridge closure, thanks to a DOT memo sent in by J.: It’ll reopen when Liberty Park is done. (The park is at the bridge’s eastern end.)

••• The Lilac Preservation Project and MW Projects today announced the launch of the Lilac Arts Series [….] The Lilac Arts Series will run from May 19 to August 15 and focus on three themes inspired by the ship’s story—”Steam,” “Work + Labor,” and “Restoration/Reinvention.” The visual art exhibition will feature the work of over 25 artists within the ship’s unique spaces, including several site-specific installations. Performances, artist talks, film screenings, readings, community activities and educational events will accompany the exhibition.  The schedule is available at” It’s all free and of course the Lilac is at Pier 25.

••• Thalassa is now open for brunch on Sundays.

••• On Monday, local author Sophie Jaff will discuss her new novel, Love Is Red, at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

••• Tribecan Max Hart sent this in about his organization, Bike to the Beach for Autism, which hosts fundraising rides in a few cities: “Our sixth-annual 100-mile charity ride from Manhattan to Westhampton Beach, NY on Friday, June 5. Bike to the Beach is organized as a 501(c)3 non-profit to raise money and awareness for autism, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through cycling.”