Friday, May 8, 2009

Event Reminders: TGIF!

Bronx Opera Presents 'The Magic Flute' @ Lehman
Tonight, 5/8, and tomorrow, 5/9 at 7:30pm at the Lovinger Theatre. Call for tickets: (718) 960 – 8833. Travel with The Bronx Opera on a journey to other worlds and realities in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. This timeless and highly-recognized classic tells the story of Prince Tamino’s quest to save Princess Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, from the vile Sarastro and his macabre slave Monostatos. Tamino is assisted by the comedic Papageno, the bird catcher, and by a great weapon given to him by the Three Spirits… a Magic Flute. [Listing courtesy of]

Phil Minissale @ Starving Artist Cafe & Gallery
Tonight, 5/8, at 10pm. Blues/folk/acoustic performance at 249 City Island Avenue, City Island, NY 10464. Call (718) 885-3779 or click here for more info. [Listing courtesy of]

City Island's 4th Annual Tag Sale
Saturday, 5/9, from 10am to 5pm at Grace Episcopal Church (116 City Island Avenue)... A day of quality bargain shopping at our 4th Annual Spring Tag Sale. A light breakfast and lunch will also be available in our Cafe, as well as baked creations from our Parish kitchens. Weather permitting, we will also be offering Ice Cream Sundaes on the Church lawn. We hope you can join us! For more information, please call: Evyonne on 914-738-5515 M-F 10AM-3PM. [Listing courtesy of]

Events @ The Point
'Jackie 'n the Beanstalk' - Saturday, 5/9, at 12pm at The Point (940 Garrison Avenue). Written by: Kayhan Irani Directed by: Kelly DiBertolli Aerial Choreography by: Teresa Kochis Featuring: Anna Zastrowon stilts! Jackie is after more than just beans as she battles asthma and a giant polluter while trying to hold on to her dreams. This environmentally-conscious, theatrical circus event is a fast-moving feast for the eyes, featuring aerial acrobatics and fun for all ages!
'Special Community Health Fair' - Saturday, 5/9, from 1pm to 5pm. Special gift bags for Mother's Day, games, prizes, special performances, and much more.
Click here for more info on these events. [Listing courtesy of]

Boogie Down Dance Series @ BAAD
Saturday, May 9 – 8pm/$20... BQExpress = Creative Outlet Dance Theater of Brooklyn + Topaz Arts Dance Productions - This thrilling evening criss-crosses New York City’s “outer boroughs” with works that zip from Brooklyn to Queens and land in the Bronx. Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn brings their latest production, Forces, a contemporary and African laced dance that follows the structure of a hurricane. Paz Tanjuaquio and Todd Richmond’s Queens-based Topaz Arts Dance Productions presents a seamless collaboration that integrates dance and new music with film, visual arts and technology that the NY Times calls “intelligently conceived, image-filled dance.” Click here for more info.

Additional Events @ Lehman
'Rossini's "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella)' - Saturday, 5/9, at 12:30pm. Italian for Cinderella, "La Cenerentola" is propelled by soaring melodies, laced with humor both subtle and broad and is an opera for all ages, but it's no fairy tale. Rossini and his librettist managed to tell the tale without a hint of magic, creating a Cinderella for the Age of Reason. La Cenerentola celebrates the goodness and integrity that are available to us all without supernatural intervention. It gives its prince genuine reason to fall in love with Cinderella. Admission is free. Click here for more info.
'An Evening of Salsa!' - Saturday, 5/9, at 7:30pm. Tickets: $75 per person, Tickets + Dinner: $90.00 per person • Demonstration & dance lesson by Piel Canela Latin Dance Company! • Dancing to the music of Jimmy Delgado’s Salsa Con Dulzura Orchestra! • Buffet Dinner by Salsa Caterers at $15 (chicken, pernil, snapper, arroz con gandules, and more)! Cash bar! For tax purposes, $75 of your ticket price is a tax-deductible contribution to the Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts. Click here for more info.
'Lehman Student Jazz Combo Concert' - Sunday, 5/10, at 2pm. Celebrate Mother's Day with the Lehman Student Jazz Combo. This group of talented musicians will perform their own arrangements of jazz classics for small to mid-sized ensemble. Admission is free. Click here for more info.

Events @ Wave Hill
Saturday, 5/9, at 1 p.m., a session in cooking fiddlehead ferns, part of a woodland cooking series. Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., a workshop in making jewelry and other gifts out of blossoming branches and other items. Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Independence Avenue and West 249th Street, Riverdale, the Bronx, (718) 549-3200,; $6; $3 for students and 65+; $2 for children 6 and older; free for members and under 6; free Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, year-round. On-site parking, $8; free off-site parking with free shuttle service to the garden. There will also be a special Mother's Day book signing with Arthur Schwartz, who was restaurant critic and food editor at the New York Daily News for many years, on Sunday, 5/10, at 2pm. Click here for more info on these events. (Listing courtesy of NY Times).

Event @ Harlem River Ecology Center
'Solar Scoping on the Harlem River' - Saturday, 5/9, 2pm- 3pm.
"Knowing" is empowerment. See solar flares, Sun spots, and more through a safe & approved high sun viewing telescope observation station, with hands-on activities. Will be postponed if cloudy. Located at the Southern End of Roberto Clemente State Park, NYC Bridge Park and River Park Towers. Entrance of the center faces the water, beneath bld 10. 718-901-3331, 347-224-5687, 347-224-5828.

Homeowner Workshop @ Lehman High School
Tomorrow, 5/9, at the Library of Lehman High School (3000 E. Tremont Avenue) from 10:30am to 1pm... As a record number of New York City homeowners fall behind on their mortgages and millions of middle-class families strive to make ends meet, Council Member James Vacca (D-Bronx) and the Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation (NIDC) are seeking to help local homeowners protect their investments with a series of informational workshops. A light breakfast will be provided and free child care will be available.

Concert @ Mosholu Library
'Salsa/Mambo Concert featuring Papo Pepin Quintet' - Saturday, 5/9, at 2:30pm. The Papo Pepin Quintet will present a Salsa/Mambo Concert. Papo Pepin is a legendary master percussionist from the Bronx. Click here for more info.

Events @ Bronx Library Center
'Entertainer Steve Charles Sings the Gospel' - Saturday, 5/9, at 2:30pm. Please join us as Entertainer Steve Charles performs gospel favorites such as Amazing Grace, By and By, Crying in the Chapel, Mansion over the Hill and more.
'African Folktales' - Sunday, 5/10, at 2pm. Master storyteller/dancer Caren Calder brings African folktales to life with movement and song all to the beat of a live percussionist. Children will be whisked away into tales of amazing animals, magic and wonder. For ages 4 to 10.
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