‘Hood Happenings

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Throughout August
LMCC’s LentSpace program brings “in-the-meantime” cultural activity to temporarily vacant spaces and provides opportunities for artists to create and present their work to local communities. Varick St. btw Canal & Grand Sts.
Historic Walking Tour of Wall Street: Discover how the Financial District evolved into the economic powerhouse it is today. Starts and ends at the World Trade Center Memorial. Every day of the week except Tuesdays, at 11:00 PM and 1:00 PM. The tour is 90 min. $25

The Mulberry Street library has many programs, classes and event that are offered to the public such as a monthly Book Discussion Group that meets on the last Monday of each month at 6:30 PM. Please visit www.nypl.org/locations/mulberry-street.

Thursday, Aug. 8
The weekly Lower East Side Youthmarket sells fresh fruits and vegetables grown by regional farmers. Also teaches small business skills, nutrition education, and more to neighborhood youth. Located between Grand St. and Columbia St. Open every Thursday until the end of November; 3 PM – 7 PM. www.grownyc.org

The Bowling Green Greenmarket brings fresh offerings from local farms to Lower Manhattan s historic Bowling Green plaza. Every Thursday. Call 212-788-7476 for more details. On Whitehall Street.

Friday, Aug. 9
Opening Reception for visual artist Byron McCray’s solo exhibit of mixed media paintings at the Greenwich House Music School. 46 Barrow Street. 7-10 PM. RSVP to Byron@songpaint.com.

Battery Dance Company is hosting a movement workshop in conjunction with the 32nd Annual Downtown Dance Festival. Using codes of non-verbal communication, participants will engage in play, improvisation, partner work, and movement experimentation in a three-day workshop.

Sunset Jam on the Hudson will feature a drumming circle led by master drummers. Improvise on African, Latin, and Caribbean rhythms. Instruments provided or bring your own. Organized by Batter Park City Parks Conservancy. At Robert F. Wagner Junior Park Battery Place. Call 212-267-9700 or visit www.bpc.org for more details. 6:30-8:00 PM.

Saturday, Aug. 10
GrowNYC is starting a textile recycling at Abingdon Square Greenmarket. Every Saturday year-round residents can bring unwanted clothing and textile to be recycled or reused. Hudson St. and West 12th Street. 8 AM – 2PM.Please go to www.GrowNYC.org for more information about this recycling program.

Sunday, Aug. 11 On the first day of the 32nd Annual Downtown Dance Festival, the Battery Dance Company will perform at various downtown venues and hold a master class where you can learn and dance with professionals. At the Great Lawn in Battery Park. Batterydance.org. Aug. 11-15. Starting 1 PM.

Sunday, Aug. 11
On the first day of the 32nd Annual Downtown Dance Festival, the Battery Dance Company will perform at various downtown venues and hold a master class where you can learn and dance with professionals. At the Great Lawn in Battery Park. Batterydance.org. Aug. 11-15. Starting 1 PM.

Monday, Aug. 12
Eve Mosher will lead a 90-minute webinar (an online workshop) that covers all aspects of using social media to communicate about your work and ideas. To attend this webinar, you will need access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection. There is no special software needed. 7:00-8:30 PM. Visit www.creative-capital.org/events to register. $25

Tuesday, Aug. 13
Every Tuesday, “Punch Up Your Life!” with a free night of comedy, hosted by Jessi Klein and Pete Holmes, with a rotating cast of comics, at the Housing Works bookstore. 126 Crosby St. 212-334-3324

 

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