Friday, November 14, 2008

Event Reminders: TGIF!

Ray Mortenson Exhibit at Museum of the City of New York
"Broken Glass: Photographs of the South Bronx by Ray Mortenson" opens today at the Museum of the City of New York (Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street in Manhattan). BoogieDowner did a post about this a few weeks ago... Here's a description of the exhibit from the museum's website: "Made between 1982 and 1984, the photographs in Broken Glass: Photographs of the South Bronx by Ray Mortenson focus on the burned out, abandoned, and razed structures of entire city blocks in the South Bronx, documenting the aftermath of a widespread urban economic crisis that plagued the United States in the 1970s." The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm and the exhibit runs through March 9th. Click here for more info.

"Green Screens" Electronic Recycling Event
This Saturday and Sunday, 11/15 and 11/16, visit Joyce Kilmer Park (Grand Concourse bet. E. 161st and 163rd Streets) from 8am to 2pm to drop off unwanted computers, TVs, cell phones, radios, cameras, VCRs and other electronics for free. This small step is an important one to reduce the estimated 87.5% of e-waste that goes to landfills. Click here for more info.

Lecture at Bartow-Pell Mansion
Bartow-Pell Mansion, 895 Shore Road North, Pelham Bay Park, will host: “The Original Bronx Natives,” a lecture on the indigenous inhabitants of what is now the Bronx by Pat Ernest, the museum’s director of education. Lecture is tomorrow, 11/15, at 1pm. Registration is recommended; Tour hours: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.; grounds, daily, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (718) 885-1461. $5; $3 for students; free for age 6 and younger. [Event listing courtesy of]

STREET/LANGUAGE Panel Discussion at Bronx Museum
STREET/LANGUAGE panel/discussion at Bronx Museum tomorrow, 11/15, at 3pm will feature poet Kenneth Goldsmith, sound artist Kabir Carter, and Vancouver-based writer and performer, Christian Bök in a lively discussion on the role street culture play in their work. The event will culminate in a series of performances by the three participants. Performances by: Christian Bök, Kabir Carter, Kenneth Goldsmith. Moderated by Sergio Bessa. The event will take place on the 2nd Floor of the North Building and admission is $5. Click here for more info.

Foreclosure Clinic at Lehman
Click here for a full write-up on this event over at the West Bronx Blog... Here's an excerpt with the main details: "In an effort to help residents of the Bronx remain in their homes and prevent foreclosure, New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. will host his “Save Our Homes” initiative at Lehman College, Music Room, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, on Saturday, November 15th from 10 AM – 3PM." [Courtesy of West Bronx Blog]

Bangladeshi Music and Dance at Bronx Library Center
The Bronx Library Center (310 E. Kingsbridge Road) will host an afternoon of Bangladeshi music and dance by members of the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts tomorrow, 11/15, at 2:30pm. Click here for more info.

Parranda Navidena at Lehman
The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall, located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd. W. presents Parranda Navideña, a Latino musical Christmas celebration featuring a variety of performers, including Yomo Toro, José Miguel Class “El Gallito de Manati,” and Odilio Gonzalez, on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $45. For more information, call (718) 960-8833. [Event listing courtesy of]

Beethoven's Diabelli Variations at Wave Hill
Master pianist Peter Orth interprets Beethoven's monumental set of variations to conclude Wave Hill's keyboard recital series Variations. Tickets: $15 Member; $24 Non-member; $21 Student and Senior 65+. Advance purchase recommended; call 718.549.3200 x385. Click here for more info.

Lehman Woodwind Quintet
Conducting Lehman's Woodwind Quintet will be Professor Alan Hollander. The program will feature Franz Danz's "Blaserquintet," Irving Fine's "Partita," and Jan P. Sweelinck's "Variations on a Folksong." The performance will take place on Sunday, November 16, at 2 p.m. in the Lehman Recital Hall (3rd floor, Music Building). Click here for more info.

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