Friday, July 11

Brooklyn�s Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Festa del Giglio

The Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is hosting the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Festa del Giglio from July 9 through July 20, 2003.

The Festa del Giglio, or Feast of the Lily, was first brought to Williamsburg in the 1880s by Italian immigrants from the town of Nola.

The feast honors the Bishop San Paolino (Saint Paulinus), who, in the year 410 offered himself as a slave to free his son. A Turkish sultan, impressed by Paulinus� selflessness, liberated him and Paulinus� village celebrated his return by greeting him with lilies, the symbol of love and purity.

Each year during the Festa del Giglio, celebrants carry a 50-foot high obelisk, covered in flowers and topped with a statue of St. Paulinus, accompanied by the song "O Giglio è Paradiso." This is called the Dancing of the Giglio.

New York City�s celebration of the feast was discontinued during World War II, because so many of the strong men needed to carry the Giglio were fighting over-seas, but it was reinstituted in 1949.

In the 1950s, The Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel took over the celebration, combining the Festa del Giglio with the feast honoring Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who was seen by St. Simon in a vision in 1251.

The festival now stretches over a week and a half. The Dancing of the Giglio will be performed three times, on July 13 (Giglio Sunday), July 17 and again on July 20. On Wednesday July 16, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will begin, with masses held all day long in five different languages, and a procession carrying a statue of "Our Lady."

The festival�s closing ceremony on July 20 will begin with a Capo parade, in which the local residents who will carry the Giglio line up and prepare for the Dancing of the Giglio. Then there also will be several masses, an outdoor festival, and live entertainment by the "Brooklyn Keys."

For more information, visit www.olmcfeast.com

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APRIL

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"Oh, My Gods!"
A 15-mile bike tour through the ethnic communities in Queens.

Bike The Big Apple: Corona, Queens (25 minutes from Grand Central by subway)
$89 (bike, helmet and guide included); 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
877-865-0078

East Village Tour
Tour of important historical points in the East Village like the Jazz gallery, the Yiddish Theater District, Manhattan�s oldest church, the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, and CBGB�s.

Meet at entrance to Silk Building, 14 East 14th St, off Lafayette.
$15 (Including free jazz CD); 11 a.m.
info@swingstreets.com

Millionaires� Mile
Tour of the Upper East Side, including structures associated with J.P. Morgan, Brooke Astor, and Andy Warhol.

Meet in front of Sherman statue, 5th Ave. and 59th St.
$12, $10 for MAS members; 11 a.m.
http://www.mas.org

"I'll Never Go There Anymore": The Bowery
A walking tour of the Bowery including Big Tim Sullivan's headquarters, P. T. Barnum`s Circus, McGuirk's Suicide Hall, theaters, dance halls, saloons, criminals, and the Handkerchief Girls.

Meet: The Black Cube at Astor Place.
$12, $10 for students and seniors; 1 p.m.
http://www.bigonion.com

A Road Once Traveled - Walking Tour
History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its strategic environs. Tour will be approximately 1 hour. 

The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
Free; 2:00pm
Call 212-860-1370 for directions.

Tompkins Square Park/East Village Hear
About the absorbing history of the park. Admire striking 19th century buildings surrounding this beautiful oasis. See unusual details, decorative artifacts, and hear about the famous personalities who lived in the area.

Meet at Tompkins Square Park, Avenue A and St. Marks Place.
$15; 2 - 4 p.m.
www.gothamcenter.org

Shakespeare in the Park
Performance of Shakespeare�s Henry V starring Liev Schreiber. Reserve tickets ahead of time.

Delacorte Theater, Mid-Park at 80th Street
Free; 8p.m.
Visit http://www.publictheater.org/or call 212-539-8750.

Saturday, July 12

Back to the Old Country - Ethnic New York
18 mile bike tour through the ethnic neighborhoods of New York. Lasts about 5 hours.

Location details available when you register.
The $79 cost includes the bike, a helmet, and the licensed tour guide ($10 less with your own bike); 9:45 am
Contact: :tours@toursbybike.com or (877) 865-0078

East Coast Greenway Dedication
Dedication of Hudson and East River segments, with a walk across the segments and the future "across Manhattan" route.

Riverside Park.at 100th Street.
Free; 10 a.m.info@treebranch.com"

Conference House
Tour of the southern end of Staten Island.

Meet at the South Ferry terminal in Lower Manhattan.
$3; 10:30 a.m.
Contact Kiki Black: 718-815-5446.

"A Sugar Hill Stroll" 
Tour of Jumel Terrace and St. Nicholas Historic Districts and along residential blocks that are among the most beautiful anywhere in New York.

Meet in front of the Audubon Ballroom, located at 3940 Broadway, between W. 165th and W. 166th Sts.
$15 (Including free jazz CD); 11 a.m.
info@swingstreets.com

Park Slope
Tour of Brooklyn's "Gold Coast". Stops include: The Montauk Club, Litchfield Manor, and sites associated with Charles P. H. Gilbert, Mayor William Gaynor, and Adams Chewing Gum.

Meet: The southwest corner of St. Johns Place and Plaza Street West at the Grand Army Plaza 2/3 subway entrance.
$12, $10 for students and seniors; 1 p.m.
http://www.bigonion.com

Chinatown Walking Tour
Tour of Chinatown, conducted in English. Advanced reservations are required. Will be held in the galleries in case of inclement weather.

Meet at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas on 70 Mulberry St. Second Floor (one block south of Canal St.)
Adults $10, Members $8, Students and Children $6; 1:00 - 2:30PM
For information and reservations please call 212-619-4785.

Roosevelt Island In Progress
Tour of the new development on Roosevelt Island to examine the relationship between the master plan, developed more than thirty years ago, and its present configuration.

Meet at the Manhattan Tram Station, 59th St. and Second Ave.
$12, $10 for MAS members; 2:00 p.m.
http://www.mas.org

Greenwich Village
A walking tour of New York's unique and legendary home to artists, writers and radicals, with a special emphasis on the history and architecture of the area. Stops include: the Jefferson Market Courthouse, St. Luke-in-the-Fields Chapel, the Stonewall Inn, and the homes of Aaron Burr, Edith Wharton, John Sloan and e.e. cummings

Meet at the Washington Square Arch.
$12, $10 for students and seniors; 5 p.m.
http://www.bigonion.com

Arab Atlantic Avenue Walking Tour
Tour exploring the social history of the Arab-American community of South Ferry (Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill).

Meet at Signature Bank, on the corner of Remsen and Court Streets.
$12, $10 members, seniors, and students; 10 a.m.
http://www.mcny.org

East Harlem Walking Tour
Tour highlighting the food and culture of the Caribbean/Mexican neighborhood (with a growing West African influence).

Meet in front of El Congo Real Botanica, 1787 Lexington Avenue (111th Street).
$18, $15 for NoshNews subscribers, MCNY members, seniors, and students,; 11 a.m.
http://www.mcny.org

Dance in the Jazz Age Lecture/Demonstration
Lecture on dance in the 1920s by Elizabeth Zimmer, dance editor for the Village Voice, and dance historian Meital Waibsnaider of Dance Theater Workshop, a performance by the Martha Graham Dance Ensemble, and a demonstration by the Sandra Cameron Dance Center.

The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue @ 103rd St.
$12 families, $7 adults, and $4 senior citizens, students and children; 1:00 P.M.
Contact 212.534.1672

The Old Port of NY
Slide talk discussing structures and artifacts beneath Manhattan�s shoreline.

1868 Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point, Queens
Free; 2 p.m.
Contact 718-358-0067

Prospect Park Moonlight Ride
Bike around the park, designed by Olmstead and Vaux.

Meet at Grand Army Plaza
Free; 9 p.m.
Contact 212-802-8222

Shakespeare in the Park
Performance of Shakespeare�s Henry V starring Liev Schreiber. Reserve tickets ahead of time.

Delacorte Theater, Mid-Park at 80th Street
Free; 8p.m.
Visit http://www.publictheater.org/or call 212-539-8750.

Sunday, July 13

Wealth and Poverty - Upper Manhattan and Harlem
It is approximately 18 miles and will last about 5 hours. (It is also available, by special request, any weekday)

Location details available when you reserve a place.
$79 includes the bike, a helmet, and the licensed tour guide ($10 less with your own bike); 9:45 am
Contact: (877) 865-0078 or tours@toursbybike.com

Chinatown Walking Tour
Tour of Chinatown, conducted in English. Advanced reservations are required. Will be held in the galleries in case of inclement weather.

Meet at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas on 70 Mulberry St. Second Floor (one block south of Canal St.)
Adults $10, Members $8, Students and Children $6; 1:00 - 2:30PM
For information and reservations please call 212-619-4785.

Amble Through the Ramble - Walking Tour
A walk along a maze of pathways of this 37-acre woodland respite. Tour will be approximately 1 hour.

Belvedere Castle, Mid-Park at 79th Street
Free; 2 pm
Call 212-772-0210 for directions.

Views from the Past - Walking Tour
Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to create the magnificent "Greensward" for the enjoyment of all. Tour lasts approximately one hour.

The Dairy, Mid-Park at 65th Street
Free; 3 p.m.
Call 212-794-6564 for directions.

In The Shadow Of The High Line
Walk focusing on the history and architecture of the areas beneath the elevated rail line that connects the West Village to 34th St. including the Starrett-Lehigh Building, Chelsea Historic District, and Gansevoort Market.

Meet at the N.E. corner of Ninth Ave. and 31st St.
$12, $10 for MAS members; 11 a.m.
http://www.mas.org

Exploring Sunset Park's Lost Waterfront
Tour through an early industrial park, a small brownfield, multi-ethnic shopping street and a hillside park with a view of the harbor.

Meet at the Smith/9th Street Station (F/G trains), at street level.
$11, $9 members, $8 seniors and students; 11 a.m. � 2 p.m.
Info: 718-788-8500 x208

The Jewish Lower East Side
A walking tour through more than 150 years of Jewish settlement on the Lower East Side - once the largest Jewish community in the world.

Meet: Southeast corner of Essex & Delancey Streets in front of the Olympic Restaurant.
$12, $10 for students and seniors; 1:00 p.m.
http://www.bigonion.com

Rockefeller Rooms Gallery Talk
Insider�s tour that covers the life and times of Rockefeller, once the wealthiest man in the world.

The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue @ 103rd St.
$12 families, $7 adults, and $4 senior citizens, students and children; 2 p.m.
Contact 212.534.1672

Night Owl Special bike tour
An evening tour through Central Park and Manhattan. This tour leaves every Sunday. It is approximately 8 miles, will last about 3 hours.

Location details available when you reserve a place.
$65 includes the bike, a helmet, front and back bike lights, as required by law, and a licensed tour guide ($10 less with your own bike); 7 pm
Contact: (877) 865-0078 or :tours@toursbybike.com

Shakespeare in the Park
Performance of Shakespeare�s Henry V starring Liev Schreiber. Reserve tickets ahead of time.

Delacorte Theater, Mid-Park at 80th Street
Free; 8p.m.
Visit http://www.publictheater.orgor call 212-539-8750.

Monday, July 14

Victor Mooney Paddle For HIV/AIDS 2003
Benefit with all proceeds going to HIV/AIDS organizations in New York City, Long Island, and sub-Saharan Africa. Mooney will begin this 14 day journey on July 14th.

New York Skyports, Inc. 23rd Street/ E. River
Contribution suggested; 6:30 a.m. � 5 p.m.
http://www.paddleforhivaids.com

City Hall Inside And Out
Tour the newly restored interiors of city hall and its neighborhood including City Hall Park and the Tweed Building.

Meet by the security station at the end of the City Hall parking lot on the Broadway side.
Cost: $20, $15 MAS members; 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Reservations required: call 212 935.3960

Shakespeare in the Park
Performance of Shakespeare�s Henry V starring Liev Schreiber. Reserve tickets ahead of time.

Delacorte Theater, Mid-Park at 80th Street
Free; 8p.m.
Visit http://www.publictheater.org/or call 212-539-8750.

Tuesday, July 15

Harlem Lost And Found: An Architectural And Social History
Metropolitan College of New York Urban Institute, 75 Varick St. (@ Canal St.), 12th floor student lounge.

FREE; 6:00 - 8:00pm
Info 212-343-1234 x7025 or urbaninstitute@metropolitan.edu

Drop The Rock Training
Learn what you can do to help repeal NY's ineffective and unjust Rockefeller Drug Laws.

Correctional Association, 135 E. 15th St bet. 3rd Ave and Irving Place)
Free; 6 pm
Info: 212-254-5700, tkstolar@correctionalassociation.org

Beauty for Ashes: The Story and Promise of Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Richard Post of the Queens Historical Society gives a tour of the park.

Meet at Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St. at 49th Ave., Corona Queens.
$3; 6:30 � 8 p.m.
718-939-0647

Shakespeare in the Park
Performance of Shakespeare�s Henry V starring Liev Schreiber. Reserve tickets ahead of time.

Delacorte Theater, Mid-Park at 80th Street
Free; 8p.m.
Visit http://www.publictheater.org or call 212-539-8750.

Wednesday July 16

Gramercy Park and Union Square
Tour of Union Square and surrounding area. Stops include: Tammany Hall, the Players Club, and the homes of George Templeton Strong and Theodore Roosevelt.

Meet: The George Washington Statue located on the 14th Street side of Union Square.
$12, $10 for students and seniors; 1:00 p.m.
http://www.bigonion.com

Affordable Housing Monthly Forum
Monthly forum with Patty Noonan and Jon Vogel, co-authors of "High Performance Building and Affordable Housing", Les Bluestone, a developer of several high performance affordable housing projects.

Hafele Showroom 25 East 26th Street, New York
Free; 6:30 - 8:00pm
Email: rsvp@GreenHomeNYC.org

"Becoming American: The Chinese Experience"
Screening of the film "Between Two Worlds" covering the history from 1880 to 1960.

Yogee Noodle, 85 Christie, between Grand and Hester.
$6; 6:30 � 10 p.m.
pbspreview@yahoo.com

Shakespeare in the Park
Performance of Shakespeare�s Henry V starring Liev Schreiber. Reserve tickets ahead of time.

Delacorte Theater, Mid-Park at 80th Street
Free; 8p.m.
Visit http://www.publictheater.org or call 212-539-8750.

Thursday July 17

The East Village
Tour of the area made famous by radicals and immigrants alike, combining the history of German, Ukrainian, and Jewish immigrants with that of labor activism and the Second Avenue Stage.

Meet: The Black Cube at Astor Place.
$12, $10 for students and seniors; 1:00 p.m.
http://www.bigonion.com

"Designing the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon"
Representatives of the 6 finalists and the jury members discuss the design and selection process.

Municipal Arts Society, 457 Madison at 50th St.
Free; 5:30 p.m.
RSVP at 212-935-3960

From Brown to Green: Urban Forestry and Economic Development
Conference from 7/17 � 7/19 on public/private partnerships, strategic landscaping, and planning.

Utica College (more details available with registration)
$60/$50 members
Contact Nancy Wolf at 718-834-4589

Shakespeare in the Park
Performance of Shakespeare�s Henry V starring Liev Schreiber. Reserve tickets ahead of time.

Delacorte Theater, Mid-Park at 80th Street
Free; 8 p.m.
Visit http://www.publictheater.org/or call 212-539-8750.


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