Friday, February 20, 2009

Event Reminders: TGIF!

Events @ JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center
The JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center at 3880 Sedgwick Ave. will host soprano Sigal Chen and pianist Jonathan Dzik, performing Broadway, Hebrew and classical music, today,Feb. 19; and the Island Breeze Caribbean Ensemble, Sunday, Feb. 22; both at 1 p.m., preceded by lunch at noon. The suggested contribution for each is $3. For more information, call (718) 549-4700. Click here for more info. [Listing courtesy of]

Bronx Underground Show @ FLC
Bronx Underground show for all ages featuring Powerpop, hardcore, indie - Patent Pending, Van Atta High, Currents, Empire's Erased, and more tonight, 2/20, at First Lutheran Church at 5:30pm. Admission is $9. Click here for more info.

Flower-Making Crochet Workshop @ Huntington Free Library
A fun-filled, family workshop for all ages! Learn to crochet at this simple workshop at the Huntington Free Library tomorrow, 2/21, from 12 to 3pm. Create pretty crochet flowers to pin on a hat, coat or scarf and brighten up the winter with an early touch of spring. Use unique yarns, wire & paper! Knowledge of crochet is not required. This workshop is facilitated by textile artist Lisa Curran. The workshop is open to the public and all are welcome. Admission is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by e-mailing or calling 718-829-7770. This workshop is presented by the Bronx Council on the Arts and the Huntington Free Library. The Huntington Free Library is located at 9 Westchester Square (next to the Apple Savings Bank) in the Bronx and can be reached by the #6 subway and the BX 4, 21, 31, 40 and 42 buses to Westchester Square. For additional directions or information, call 718-829-7770. [Listing courtesy of]

Events @ Bronx Library Center
'Cuban Tribute to Charlie Parker by Hot House Band' tomorrow, 2/21, at 2:30pm: "Hot House" is homage to the music and spirit of the great Charlie Parker. Conceived, produced and directed by trumpeter Steven Gluzband, Hot House may be considered as much a musical nexus as a band, juxtaposing traditional Cuban dance forms with the jazz idiom, young musicians with veteran players, and Cuban émigrés with first and second generation Americans.
'The Peanut Prince: George Washington Carver' Sunday, 2/22, at 2pm: How much can you do with a peanut? George Washington Carver found over 300 ways to use a peanut, including laundry soap and "peanut orange punch." Mr. Caver was former slave who spent his life doing research on plants. He was world famous and beloved; president's consulted with him, and Thomas Edison offered him the equivalent of a millions dollars a year to work for him and Carver said no! Recommended for ages 8 and older. Presented by Urban Stages. Funding for more children's programs at The New York Public Library's neighborhood hubs has been generously provided by the New York Life Foundation.
Click here for more info regarding either of these events.

Family Art Project @ Wave Hill
'A Desert Under Glass':
Leave winter behind. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers that live in Wave Hill's Cactus and Succulent House. Tomorrow, 2/21 and Sunday, 2/22, from 1 to 4pm... free with admission. Click here for more info.

Bronx Dominican Heritage Celebration @ Hostos
The Bronx's Official Dominican Heritage Celebration will take place tomorrow, 2/21, at 5pm at Hostos Community College. Dominican-American leaders will be honored and there will be live entertainment, as well as traditional Dominican food. There will also be a concert at Hostos after the celebration: Fernando Villalona "El Mayimbe." Tickets available by calling (718) 518-4455. Click here for more info.

Bronx Revolution Party @ Bruckner Bar
There will be a Bronx Revolution party tomorrow night, 2/21, at Bruckner Bar and Gallery at 10pm... 18 and over only. This month's party will feature live indie and dance-rock bands including The Dirty Dirty and more. DJs Adam Underground and Cindy Kim spin 80s, new wave, indie, rock n roll, 90s, punk, electro and more all night long. Drink specials throughout the night! Click here for more info.

Political Playdate @ Uptown Sports Complex
Tony Perez Cassino (Democratic Candidate for City Council) will be hosting a Political Playdate this Sunday, 2/22, at Uptown Sports Complex (170 W. 233rd Street) from 10am to 2pm. There will be a mini-carnival, a gymnastics center, batting cages, snacks and the captivating sing-a-long music of Suzanne Hockstein (performance at 11:30) for the kids. For the adults, it is an opportunity to come together and discuss common desires to improve our communities. The event is free, but you must rsvp to or 718.280.8999. Click here for more info.

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