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art by John Evans

New York Diary

New York artist John Evans spent more than half of his life collecting ticket stubs, stamps, bottle labels and box stickers from the city's streets and pasting them into the painted pages of his diary.

The result is a collection of collages that reflects the artist's experience of living in this city for forty years.

The project is not the only New York related work by Evans. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Evans painted canvases focusing on the geometry of New York landscapes. His works have been influenced by the early American modernists.

As a tribute to the artist, the New-York Historical Society is presenting a collection of Evans' works in the exhibition entitled New York Diary. It will be on display from December 17 through March 9, 2003.

Past Featured Events

DECEMBER
Natural New York
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

NOVEMBER
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Horn and Hardart’s Automat
New York Eats Out
The Big Apple Circus

OCTOBER
Wild Life
Picture Language of the City
Home of the Free

December 20 - February 3, 2003
The nine new plans for the World Trade Center site are on display at the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center - 200 Liberty Street

December 21
Breakfast with Santa
A buffet style breakfast at Hard Rock Cafť
221 West 57th Street
$13.95 inclusive (children under 2 eat for free); 9 a.m.
212-489-6565
Reservations required.
More Info...

"Happy Holidays" Family Event
December 21-22
Arts and crafts, inner tube sledding, horse-drawn carriage rides and
storytelling with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue at Arthur Kill Road†
718-351-1611
http://www.historicrichmondtown.org/

Room Service?
A tour of the hotel of midtown west including the Knickerbocker, Royalton, Marriott Marquis and Americana with architectural historian Matt Postal
Meet at N.W. corner of Fifth Avenue and 40th Street.
$12; 11 a.m.
212 439-1049
www.mas.org

Yoga
Basics of Hatha Yoga with instructor Susan Wells
Central Park: North Meadows recreation Center
Mid-park at 97th Street
$3; 11:30
212-348-4867

Concert
A performance by pianist Jill DeCotiis
Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
Free; 2:30 p.m.
212-621-0618

Paper Cutting, Paper Folding
Chinese craft session with Lan Fen Lin
Chatham Square Library
33 East Broadway
Free; 2:30 p.m.
212-964-5698
reservations required

December 22
The Past and the Future of the World Trade Center Site
A tour of the World Trade Center site and a discussion about the history of the area and the proposals for its rebuilding, with architectural historian
Francis Morrone.
Meet at the S.E. corner of Broadway and Park Row, across the street from St. Paulís Chapel.
$12; 2 p.m.
212 439-1049
www.mas.org

The Cross River Masks of Africa: Symbols of Duality
A gallery talk with Gayle Rodda Kurtz
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Pay-What-You-Wish; 11 a.m.
212-570-3930

Deck the Halls
A concert featuring Asako Tamura (soprano), Coral Owdom (soprano), Gerard Thompson (male soprano), Audrey Babcock (mezzo-soprano), David Gagnon (tenor), Curt Olds (baritone) and William Hicks (piano).
Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
Free; 2:30 p.m.
212-621-0618

December 23

Rockefeller Center
The Municipal Art Society will offer a tour of the Rockefeller Center; led by architectural historian Francis Morrone.
Meet at the Urban Center
457 Madison Avenue at 51st Street
$12; 11 a.m.
212-439-1049

Carol Singing
St. Bartholomew's Church
Park Avenue and 50th Street
Free; 12:30 p.m.

The Bluest Eye
A group discussion of Toni Morrison's book
St. Agnes Library
444 Amsterdam Avenue at 81st Street
Free; 6 p.m.
212-877-4380

December 24

Old Master Paintings
An overview of the Museum's collection of European paintings from the 13th through the 18th century.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 10:30 a.m.
212-570-3930

Concert
Pianist David V. Allkhverdov will perform works by Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, and Debussy.
180 Maiden Lane
180 Maiden Lane at Front Street
12:30 p.m.
212-799-5000 ext. 313

Christmas Eve Caroling
Rob Susman Brass Ensemble will perform Christmas carols
Washington Square Park
Fifth Avenue at 8th Street
Free; 5 p.m.

December 25

Christmas Dinner at Café St. Bart's
A Christmas dinner under a heated tent or inside the Great Hall
Cafe St. Bart's
Park Avenue at 50th St.
$38 adults, $16 children; noon - 4 p.m.
212-888-2664

December 25 at The Jewish Museum
Family art workshop, sing-alongs, klezmer music, family films,  and storytelling.
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan
11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
212-423-3231

Retail Palaces of a Bygone Era
A historical tour of old B. Altman's, Lord and Taylor, and Sterns Department Store.
Meet at SW corner of W. 18th Street and Sixth Avenue
$10; 2 p.m.
718-655-1883

December 26

Kwanzaa Celebration
A celebration of the African-American first fruits harvest holiday
The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center - Central Park
110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues
Free; 1:30 p.m.
212-860-1370

Les Nations: Baroque Music from France, Italy, Germany, and England
A Belgian duo will perform music of the late Renaissance and early baroque.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
135 West 31st Street
Free; 1:15 p.m.
212-967-9157

Become an Oral Historian
A family event at the New-York Historical Society where children will have an opportunity to learn history from their older friends; led by Malika Lee Whitney.
New-York Historical Society
2 West 77th Street and Central Park West
$6, children under 12 - free; 11 a.m.
212-873-3400
http://www.nyhistory.org

Impressionism
A gallery talk about the 19th-century French Impressionists.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 3:00 p.m.
212-570-3930

December 27

The Other Side of Grand Central: Looking East
The Municipal Art Society will offer a tour of Grand Central Terminal's surroundings; led by Joseph Svehlak.
Meet at the entrance to Track 29, Grand Central Terminal.
$12; 11 a.m.
212-570-3930

SoundCheck
A performance by Irit Batsry as part of a weekly series of nightclub-style evenings at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
Pay-What-You-Wish; 6 p.m.
212-570-3676

Singing Tree
The members of the Big Apple Chorus will perform holiday favorites
South Street Seaport
Free; 6 p.m.
21-SEA-PORT

A Closer Look: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard's "Self-Portrait with Two Pupils"
A gallery talk about this 18th-century painter's most significant work
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 11:00 a.m.
212-570-3930

December 28

Concert
A performance by Emily Howard (mezzo-soprano), and Beth Levin (piano).
Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
Free; 2:30 p.m.
212-621-0618

The Impressionist Revolution in Art
A gallery talk about Manet, Renoir, Degas, Pissarro, Monet, and Cézanne.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 3:00 p.m.
212-570-3930

Nouvelle, Nouvelle!
A French Christmas Celebration at the Cloisters
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Cloisters
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 3 p.m.
212-650-2280.

The Gangs of New York
A walking tour exploring the history, places and people of Herbert Asbury's classic The Gangs of New York
Meet at the SE corner of Broadway and Chambers Street, at City Hall Park.
$12; 1 p.m.
212-439-1090
http://www.bigonion.com

Yoga
Basics of Hatha Yoga with instructor Susan Wells Central Park: North Meadows recreation Center
Mid-park at 97th Street
$3; 11:30
212-348-4867

Why A Landmark? Downtown
A walk through downtown and a discussion about the history of the preservation movement; led by architectural historian Matt Postal
Meet on the steps of the National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green at the foot of Broadway
$15; 11 a.m.
212-439-1049

Kwanzaa Celebration
New-York Historical Society's third annual Kwanzaa festival will feature the Marie Brooks Pan-Caribbean Dance Theater
New-York Historical Society
2 West 77th Street and Central Park West
$6 adults, $4 students and seniors; 11 a.m.
212-873-3400
http://www.nyhistory.org

New York National Boat Show
December 28 - January 5
The largest boat show in the Northeast featuring over a 1000 boats and yachts
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
$10; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
212-984-7000
http://www.discoverboating.com/newyork

December 29

An Introduction to the Islamic World
A gallery talk examining the history, religion, and culture of Islam; led by Richard Turnbull of the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 3:00 p.m.
212-570-3930

Concert
A performance by pianist Sandra Russo
Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
Free; 2:30 p.m.
212-621-0618

The Past and the Future of the World Trade Center Site
A tour of the World Trade Center site and a discussion about the history of the area and the proposals for its rebuilding, with architectural historian Francis Morrone
Meet at the S.E. corner of Broadway and Park Row, across the street from St. Paul's Chapel.
$15; 2 p.m.
212 439-1049
http://www.mas.org

The Games We Played
A tour of New-York Historical Society's collection of Victorian-era American toys and games showcased in the Luce Center
New-York Historical Society
2 West 77th Street and Central Park West
$6 adults, children under 12 - free; 11 a.m.
212-873-3400
http://www.nyhistory.org

December 30

Walking Tour
A two-hour guided tour of St. George, the neighborhood directly across the Staten Island ferry.
Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island
VISIT Center in Whitehall Ferry Terminal, Manhattan
718-447-3329

Concert
A performance by pianist Todd Marsh
Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
Free; 2:30 p.m.
212-621-0618

Chinatown
A walking tour through Chinatown. Stops include: Quong Yeun Shing (the oldest store in Chinatown), the Kimlau Memorial, and the Museum of the Chinese in the Americas.
Meet at the southwest corner of Canal & Lafayette Streets.
$12; 1 p.m.
212-439-1090
http://www.bigonion.com

Merchants, Mayors and Magnificence
A tour of Manhattan's civic buildings, including City Hall, Surrogate's Court and the Municipal Building; led by urban historian Joseph
Meet at St. Paul's Chapel, Broadway between Fulton and Vesey Streets
$12; 11 a.m.
212-439-1049
http://www.mas.org

December 31

New Years Eve 2003 on the Intrepid: Get Decked Out
New Year's Eve party aboard the 900 foot-long aircraft carrier USS Intrepid.  
Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum
W. 46th St. & 12th Ave
$270; 9 p.m.
212-245-0072
http://www.intrepidmuseum.org

Times Square New Year's Eve Celebration
The annual dropping of the giant ball.
Times Square
Free; midnight
212-768-1560

Midnight Run
A four-mile run through Central Park at midnight presented by the New York Road Runners Club. The run will be preceded by a costume parade at 11 p.m.
Starting line is at Tavern on the Green.
Central Park at West 67th Street
Free; midnight
212-860-4455

Spirit of New York New Year's Eve Cruise
The Spirit of New York, Spirit of New Jersey, Spirit of the Hudson and Bateaux New York offer New Year's Eve packages for a variety of tastes.
$100-$200; 8pm
Spirit of New York
Chelsea Piers
866-211-3809

January 1

29th New Year's Day Marathon Reading
The Poetry Project will sponsor a poetry reading by more than 100 poets, musicians, dancers, and other artists.
St. Mark's Church
131 East 10th Street
$20; 2 p.m. - 1 a.m.
212-674-0910
http://www.poetryproject.com

Annual New Year's Day Open House
Celebration of the New Year's Day and guided tours of the Merchant's House Museum
Merchant's House Museum
29 East Fourth Street
$20
212-777-1089
http://www.merchantshouse.com/

January 2

Lisa Clague
Opening of an exhibition featuring works in clay by Lisa Clague
John Elder Gallery
29 West 20th Street, 7th floor
Free; 6 p.m.
212-462-2600

Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"
A concert featuring set of four violin concertos
St. Francis of Assisi Church
135 West 31st Street
Free; 1:15 p.m.
212-967-9157

January 3

Concert
Lorin Maazel will conduct Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Avery Fisher Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
11 a.m.
212-875-5030
http://www.applause-tickets.com/newyork/averyfisher.asp

SoundCheck
A live performance by The Freight Elevator Quartet as part of a weekly series of nightclub-style evenings at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
Pay-What-You-Wish; 6 p.m.
212-570-3676

Discussion
Author Sharon Wyse will discuss her book The Box Children
Montauk Club
25 8th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Free; 7 p.m.
718-638-0800

January 4

Yoga
Basics of Hatha Yoga with instructor Susan Wells
Central Park: North Meadows recreation Center
Mid-park at 97th Street
$3; 1 p.m.
212-348-4867

Puppet and Costume Workshop
Help make costume and puppets for annual winter pageant
Earth Celebrations
638 East 6th Street
Free; 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
212-777-7969

The New Blue
A performance by The New Blue, the oldest women's organization at Yale
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Free; 2 p.m.
212-534-1672 ext. 206

January 5

Trade and Travel in the Ancient World
A gallery talk with Jean Sorabella of Smith College.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 3:00 p.m.
212-570-3930

Concert
A performance by pianist Ruth Magied
Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
Free; 2:30 p.m.
212-621-0618

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ART & LEISURE

CITY SEARCH HOT PICKS - Variety of events taking place in NYC during the week.

GARDENING EVENTS - collection of NYC gardening related events

GAY EVENTS - Large range of events from bingo night to lectures.

NEW YORK CITY OPERA SCHEDULE - List of scheduled events taking place in Lincoln Center.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES - List of performances & musicians in different theaters.

POETRY READINGS - Easy to use calendar of poetry readings in various settings. Updated monthly.

SALSA DATES - Salsa events at numerous clubs around the city.

TIME OUT NEW YORK RECOMMENDATIONS - Daily highlights of activities taking in NYC.

VILLAGE VOICE RECOMMENDATIONS - Events recommended by the Village Voice

POLICY & URBAN AFFAIRS

CITY LIMITS RECOMMENDATIONS - New York urban affairs calendar. Updated weekly.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FOCUSED ACTIVITIES - Environmental Policy events in NYC

NEW YORK PROGRESSIVE NETWORK - Forums and rallies

NY-1 LIST OF SEMINARS & LECTURES - Forthcoming events reflecting public concern.

NON-PROFIT WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, ETC.

Foundation Center-New York - Conferences and workshops that aid non-profit agencies in fundraising, etc.

 

 

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