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Sweet and Savory Scenes From The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

Sweet and Savory Scenes From The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

From 42nd Street all the way up to 57th, last weekend’s Ninth Avenue International Food Festival delivered a feast for the senses, as you can see from these tasty treats by photographer Christian Miles.

The Art of Starting Summer: Memorial Day Weekend Doings

The Art of Starting Summer: Memorial Day Weekend Doings

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’S 22ND ANNUAL LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS | Hundreds will fill the theaters and flood the streets — and that’s just the lineup of talent set to entertain the thousands upon thousands who will eat up this tasty smorgasbord of outdoor food and vendor festivities, dance, music, movies, […]

Indisputable Avalanche as Tip of Iceberg: Trying Times for Trump

Indisputable Avalanche as Tip of Iceberg: Trying Times for Trump

BY MAX BURBANK | Hey, gang, here’s a quick, fun question: Is the United States in the midst of a constitutional crisis? That’s a difficult legal question, sadly, complicated by the fact there is no single agreed upon-definition of the phrase. Facts absolutely no one disputes are hard to come by right now, but here’s […]

Bill Hoffman, 78, Left Mark on Artistic, Gay, and Jewish Life

Bill Hoffman, 78, Left Mark on Artistic, Gay, and Jewish Life

BY LAWRENCE D. MASS | William M. Hoffman, who died at age 78 on April 29, was an important and beloved figure in at least three communities: artistic, gay, and Jewish. In each, he left an indelible mark. A pioneer of the precious gems of gay street theater that came together in an anthology he […]

Just Do Art: Week of May 18, 2017

Just Do Art: Week of May 18, 2017

IRISH REP GALA BENEFIT: “SONDHEIM AT 7” | Unpredictable but always dependable, Chelsea’s passionately prolific Irish Repertory Theatre is poised to pull up stakes from their West 22nd Street home — but only for one night. Wonderfully welcoming though its recently restored facility may be, there just aren’t enough seats in the house for the crowd expected at […]

Seniors Amaze with Magic and Moves at Annual Talent Show

Seniors Amaze with Magic and Moves at Annual Talent Show

BY LAURA SCHARF | It was a truly magical spring day for the crowds gathered around the stage on Eighth Ave. and W. 20th St. for Visiting Neighbors’ 23rd Annual Senior Talent Show, a highlight of April 29’s Chelsea Day Festival. Competition was fierce but good-natured as the audience danced along with many of the […]

Offering the Homeless Help and Hope, On Their Own Terms

Offering the Homeless Help and Hope, On Their Own Terms

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Robert’s brown eyes smiled when he talked about his home of around two and a half years. After living on the street, the apartment “saved my life,” Robert said. “I was so happy I didn’t know what to do.” The only downside: He couldn’t bring his cats. An outreach team […]

Community Activities: Week of May 4, 2017

Community Activities: Week of May 4, 2017

COMMUNITY MEETING | The West 400 and 300 Block Associations are the combined forces behind this annual spring event. “Neighbors Working Together Since 1959” is the motto, and the mission, of this gathering, which celebrate achievements and confronts current challenges. In years past, a compilation of archival photos running on a video loop during the opening meet-and-greet […]

MAY DAY ON THE MARCH

MAY DAY ON THE MARCH

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES | Christian Miles captured these images of May Day solidarity among workers, activists, immigrants, and others sensitive to the ongoing concerns of labor. Miles began at the W. 34th St. and Ninth Ave. location of B&H Photo Video, where its workers were on a day-long strike to protest dangerous warehouse […]

Just Do Art: Week of May 4, 2017

Just Do Art: Week of May 4, 2017

BATTERY DANCE: 41ST ANNUAL NEW YORK SEASON | Informed by interactions with artists and audiences during recent tours of Europe, Africa, South and East Asia, and the American Midwest, an invigorated Battery Park Dance touches down on the ground of its namesake neighborhood. Longtime company members will join forces with dancers from Iraq and Romania, composers from […]

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