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Brisk walkers only. Will walk most of the Marathon route, starting at 94th St. and 4th Ave., Brooklyn and ending outside of Tavern on the Green in Central Park, Manhattan, including 4 boroughs and 4 bridges. Total distance is not quite 24 miles but there are countless drop-off points. There may also be an optional “off-marathon” extension of the walk. Bring water and lunch (or will stop to buy). Bad weather cancels.
9 to 10 miles at a moderate pace. Possibility of doing 1 or 2 miles more. Walk from Philipse Manor through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to the Rockefeller Preserve. Walk on former carriage roads alongside brooks and the Pocantico River. Bring lunch and water as they may not stop at Stone Barns. Rain cancels.
5 or 8 miles, on pavement with some hills. Starting from Dyckman St., walk up to the Cloisters, then past the sites of Ft. Tryon and Ft. Washington, then over the GWB to the Ft. Lee Historic Park, which has a small museum. Plan to eat lunch overlooking the Hudson. The 5-mile walk will end at the Ft. Lee bus stop. If conditions are good those who wish may continue to the unpaved Shore Path –– a steep down –- to Englewood Boat Basin and up to get a bus back. Rain or high winds cancel.
Join professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building.
The 9th Annual Persian Parade is a celebration of the culture, traditions and contributions of the Persian people. The parade is a non-political, non-religious cultural event. Political figures and celebrities in support of the Persian people are expected to participate.
Many from Persia's rich and diverse ethnic community will march, including Muslims, Jews, Zoroastrians, Baha'is, Kurds, Turkish and people of the Caspian Sea region. The emphasis is on the cultural influences of the Persians: one of the threads that unites this community and offers a reason to celebrate is the advent of "Nowruz", the Persian New Year.
In memory of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, visit and learn about the STRAUS PARK MEMORIAL. Called "Memory", this memorial dedicated to Isidor and Ida Straus, owners Of Macy's and philanthropists who died in the sinking of the Titanic April 15th, 1912. Even though Mrs. Straus could have gone in a lifeboat, she refused to go, rather to be with her husband of many years. Other highlights: Nicholas Roerich Museum, and the former homes of Victor Herbert, the Gershwins and Humphrey Bogart.
Author Terry Baker Mulligan will read from her recent publication Sugar Hill, Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem. Mulligan will also discuss her childhood in upper Manhattan in the 1950s-60s and how the book interweaves her coming of age story with significant historical information about Sugar Hill and Harlem. Afterwards The Harlem Swing Dance association will provide a dance lesson and social, come dressed in your Sunday finest!
May 1949. James Forrestal, President Truman's Secretary of Defense, attempts suicide and his wife commits him to the Bethesda Naval Hospital. The architect of the Cold War thinks the Russians have not only infiltrated the U.S. government, but are hiding in the bushes outside his home. If a man makes decisions he's not proud of, even if it's for the larger good, is that man still right?
You'll be amazed at what you'll see.... a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and a glorious drinking fountain for the city's equine population. These are just some of the the sites along the way on this east to west walk through the park. Tour is approximately one hour long.
Seneca Village was Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners, on land that would become the Park. Tour covers the history of the village, the property owners, and what New York City was like at the time. Tour is approximately one hour.
The festival showcases 25 contemporary European films from Austria, the Wallonia-Brussels and Flanders regions of Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
PERLE Critical Moments 2
FRANÇAIX Wind Quintet
BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115
Meet Ensemble ACJW, a new generation of innovative musicians who are passionate about the music they play, and adventurous about finding new places to play it. This brilliant group plays a range of thought-provoking repertoire—from works written centuries ago to those completed days before—with the highest quality of musicianship.
Ensemble ACJW members are on a two-year fellowship with Carnegie Hall and tour the world as the performing arm of the institute. More than just performers, the fellows are fully engaged within their communities as dedicated teachers and mentors in New York City public schools.
Telemann Tenor Cantata, Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt,/br>
Johann Michael Bach: Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt
With: Erik Gustafson, Tenor; The Bach Singers and Players; Rick Erickson, Cantor.
A gospel musician's faith is tested when he meets a famous singer who believes everlasting life is a cruel hoax perpetuated by God himself. It's takes a little girl to change their lives forever.
Stars: Gregory Charles Royal (Duke Ellington Orchestra; Broadway Hit Five Guys Named Moe); Ken "Skillet" Crutchfield (Broadway Hit Ain't Misbehavin); Robbie Love from Los Angeles (Howard Hewitt,Keb' Mo); John B. Ross (Mama I Want To Sing). Introducing Zari Veres Royal. Directed by Terry Ballard.
The play is written by former Duke Ellington Orchestra trombonist Gregory Charles Royal who also authored the jazz play It's a Hardbop Life. The play is in the genre that Royal has championed: plays that feature actual musicians as principal actors.
House painter Glen is transfixed on the only house that he never finished. When its childhood inhabitants return to sell the home we discover a deeply buried secret that binds him to the family. And why hasn’t he ever been invited inside?
A new Sunday open mic. Names are written, put in the bucket, then picked at random. Comics get 4 minutes. And the next week it happens again. It’s kinda like… a Vicious Cycle. Hosted by Molly Austin and Mike Brown.