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art by John Evans

What's Cooking?

The New York Food Museum and Abrons Arts Center at
Henry Street Settlement present an exhibition "What's
Cooking?" which features photographs and artwork related to Lower East Side cooks and their food.

"What's different about Lower East Side is that this neighborhood has seen an influx of different types of immigrant groups who brought a diversity of cuisines," said Jennifer Houlihan of the Lower East Side Business Improvement District.

The exhibition consists of two parts. Cooking for the Lower East Side features interviews by Tali Horowitz and photographs by Susanne Schuran who captured images of pizza makers, dumpling store owners, diner chefs and bakers.

The second part, Food Art Contemporary Views, is a collection of works by five
different artists, including bread sculptures by Hungarian artist Andras Borocz and melted sugar sculptures by Robin Ami Silverberg.

The exhibition will be on display at Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement though March 23.

Past Featured Events


Harlem Is...


The Twentieth Century Borough
The Lubavitch of Brooklyn
Brooklyn Primitive
Raices: The Roots of Latin Music in New York City


New York Diary
Natural New York
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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

Wild Life
Picture Language of the City
Home of the Free

February 17

Brazilian Jazz
Erik Charlston (vibes and marimba), Mark Soskin (piano) and Christopher Lamb (pandeiro) will perform works by Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti

Manhattan School of Music
Greenfield Hall
120 Claremont Avenue at 122nd Street

Hail to the Chief: Presidential New York
A tour of
Lower Manhattan including places associated with past presidents and politicians

Meet at intersection of Broadway and Murray Street
$12, $10 for students and seniors; 1 p.m.

The First 100 Years: the Professional Female Playwright
Reading of Susanna Centlivre's play The Busy Body

The Culture Project
45 Bleecker Street
Free; 4 p.m.

February 18

The Fiscal Crisis, Then & Now
A forum with James Parrott of the Fiscal Policy Institute and Steve London, professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
Free; 6:30 p.m.

Poetry Writing Workshop

Jefferson Market Library
425 Sixth Avenue
Free; 4:30 p.m.

Chinese Dough Figurine
A demonstration and lecture on dough modeling by Ye Xun

Asian American Arts Centre
26 Bowery at Canal Street
Free; 7:30 p.m.

Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculpture
A gallery talk with Alisa LaGamma, associate curator at the Department f the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 11 a.m.

Patrons and Personalities
A discussion with Jonathan Kuhn, director of art and antiques for the Parks Department

General Society Library
20 West 44th Street
$15; 6 p.m.

Ideas Cafť: War's Secret Appeal
A talk with New York Times war correspondent Chris Hedges about war's psychological appeal

Skirball Center at Temple Emanu-El
10 East 66th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues
$10; 8 p.m.

Norman Mailer Interview
An interview with Pulitzer Prize winning author Norman Mailer

New York Public Library
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
$10, $7 for library members; 6:30 p.m.

February 19

Civil War Reenactment
More than 100 actors from the upcoming film Gods and Generals will reenact the Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville

Central Park, East Meadow
97th to 100th Streets near Fifth Avenue
Free; 10:30 a .m.

Coping During These Challenging Times
A discussion offered by Jewish Association for Services for the Aged

Jewish Association for Services for the Aged
West Side Senior Center
120 West 76th Street, 3rd floor
Free; 11:15 p.m.

African-American Artists, 1929-1945: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings
A gallery talk with Lisa M. Messinger.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 11 a.m.

Jazz Concert
Marlene VerPlanck will perform as part of Midtown Jazz at Midday Series

St. Peter's Church
619 Lexington Avenue
$5; 1 p.m.

Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption
A forum with Diane Lutwak of the Legal Aid Society Brooklyn Office for the Aging

105 East 22nd Street
4th floor conference room 4A
$40; 9:30 a.m.

Nature and Figure Drawing
Drawing lesson for students with all skill levels

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
2 South End Avenue
Free; 2:30

Mayor Bloomberg's Housing Plan
Citizens Housing and Planning Council will hold a meeting to discuss Mayor Bloomberg's proposed five-year housing plan and the barriers to its implementation

Citigroup Center
153 E.53rd St., 14th Fl.
Free; 8:30 p.m.
RSVP to 212-286-9211 or [email protected]

February 20

American Parlors
A gallery talk with Alice W. Schwarz

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 11 a.m.

Bringing an International Human Rights Perspective to U.S. Labor Law
A lecture by Lance Compa, Senior Lecturer at Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations

NYU Law School's Brennan Center for Justice
161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th floor
12:30 p.m.
RSVP to 212-992-8647 or [email protected]

Celebrating African-American Heritage in the Early Childhood Classroom
A workshop with teacher and specialist Judith Gibbs

Early Childhood Resource and Information Center
66 Leroy Street
Free; 10:30 a.m.

Gotham Jazzmen
A performance by New York City jazz artists

Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
Free; 12:30 p.m.

Gramercy Garden Antiques Show
February 20 - February 23
A showcase of garden fountains, furniture and statutes.

69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue at 26th Street

Keeping Perspective in Youth Athletics
A panel discussion with Robin Wagner, coach of Sarah Hughes, about how to keeps sports rewarding for children and adults.

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
$22; 8:15 p.m.

The New York Scandia Symphony will perform works by Carl Nielsen an Jean Sibelius

Trinity Church
Broadway and Wall Street
Free; 1 p.m.

How to Help the Uninsured
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will sponsor a workshop on ambulance and emergency medical services, and access to care at private and public hospitals

105 East 22nd Street, 4th floor conference room 4 A
Free; 1:30 p.m.

Economic Citizenship: Is This the New Road?
A lecture by Alice Kessler-Harris, professor of American History at Columbia University

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
5:15 p.m.

Lincoln Family Album: Abraham and Mary Lincoln in Pictures and Words
A presentation by actor Sam Waterson and scholar Harold Holzer

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
standing room $15; 6 p.m.

Using Census Information for Business and Community Planning
A lecture by Rosemarie Fogarty, Information Services Specialist at U.S. Census Bureau

Science, Industry and Business Library
188 Madison Avenue
Free; 5:30 p.m.

February 21

Remote Control: How to Use the Business Library Website and Other

A workshop offered by Brooklyn Public Library Business Library

280 Cadman Plaza West, Downtown Brooklyn (corner of Tillary Street)

Free; 6 p.m.
RSVP to 718-623-7000 (press option 4)

A dance performance featuring Latin rhythms and works by Bach

Harry De Jur Playhouse at Henry Street Settlement
466 Grand Street
$8; 3 p.m.

Chinese Export Porcelain at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A gallery talk with Diana Rowan.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 11 a.m.

Members of Metropolitan Opera Orchestra will perform works by Prokofiev, Ravel, and others

Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza Broadway at 64th Street
Free; 3 p.m.

Forensic Artist Presentation and Demonstration
A member of the NYPD Artist Unit will demonstrate how to make drawings of suspects; for ages 8 years to adult

New York City Police Museum
100 Old Slip in Lower Manhattan, four blocks south of South Street Seaport between Water and South Street.
212-480-3100 ext. 119

February 22

Poetry reading
A program of poetry and prose related to the exhibition "African-American Artists, 1929-1945: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Writers include Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, and Langston Hughes.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 6:15 p.m.

Naturalist Dave Taft will lead winter bird walk though Battery Park City

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
2 South End Avenue
Free; 10:30 a.m.

A performance by Leslie Adams

Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza Broadway at 64th Street
Free; 3 p.m.

February 23

Pianist Svetlana Gorokhovich will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Debussy.

Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 West 107th Street at Riverside Drive
Free; 5 p.m.

Musick's Silver Sound-Heavenly Harmony and Earthly Delight in the Renaissance
Concert at The Cloisters - Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
$35; 1 p.m.

A 10-mile walk along Croton Aqueduct with Dorothy Lourdou

Meet at Grand Central Station to take 9:20 a.m. Metro North train to Scarborough
$3 plus train fare

Romeo et Juliette
The New York Opera Forum will present a concert version of the masterwork

Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
Free; 1:30 p.m.



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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


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



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


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



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