Out & About

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April 11 AARP-Tax Aide: Free Tax Return Preparation Service 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Free AARP volunteers, who are certified by the IRS, prepare all returns. There is no cost to you for preparation and no cost to you for electronic filing (e-file). Certain returns with voluminous data [&hellip
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Art To The Masses

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Before he was accustomed to wearing a suit every day, Ian Wardropper fondly remembers spending hours studying at the Frick Art Reference Library during his earliest years as an art history graduate student at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York. Since being appointed museum director in of the Frick Museum in 2011, Wardropper [&hellip
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Family Fun at Film Forum

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit

Movies Long-standing movie theater kicks off fifth season of children’s programming Soho When a longtime financial supporter of nonprofit movie house Film Forum expressed concern about the city’s lack of movie programming for children, Karen Cooper, director of the Houston Street cinema, approached Bruce Goldstein, Film Forum’s director of repertory programming, about putting together a [&hellip
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Kickstarting a Movie Career

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit

Film A first-time director makes his debut in a crowd-funded movie U.E.S Resident Makes NYC Directorial Debut When film producer Atit Shah was looking for a director to work with, Upper East Side resident Ryan M. Kennedy knew he wasn’t the most qualified partner. The 21-year-old first-time director and screenwriter had never been on a [&hellip
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Drawing From Life in New York

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Q&A Artist Nathan Pyle on standing at subway entrances, checking out at the 42nd St. Library, and navigating the city in crutches Nathan Pyle is sure to earn the respect of natives and newcomers alike with his first book, NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette. In the cartoons he’s created, he hopes to teach transplants how [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 4 Whitney Biennial 2014 Review Panel National Academy Museum, 1083 5th Avenue 6:30 – 8 p.m., Free Art critics join together in a provocative and unpredictable debate on exhibitions currently on view in New York. This free talk invites panelists Colleen Asper, Donald Kuspit, and Joseph Wolin to join the conversation with moderator David [&hellip
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Gallery Hopping on Orchard Street

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Art galleries can be intimidating. Here, a guide to the Lower East Side for the uninitiated.   An ever-growing cluster of art galleries dominates the Lower East Side. But navigating a scene that can appear at once vast and exclusive can be daunting. But the artists represented in these mostly small galleries—some no larger than [&hellip
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The Art of Palestine

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town

U.E.S. woman brings political interests to the Whitebox gallery In 1986, around the time the Dead Sea Scrolls came to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mary Evangelista, a curator and New York-based art critic, traveled to Israel, bringing back the work of 67 Israeli artists to exhibit in New York City galleries. Sixteen years later, [&hellip
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Have Artistic Skills; Will Babysit

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Sitters Studio harnesses the creativity of working actors and artists to provide activity-centric childcare for busy New Yorkers Parenting and child development theories come and go, but one thing that remains consistent is the desire to encourage kids’ creativity, whether through art, music, dance or writing. Kristina Wilson founded the babysitting agency Sitters Studio based [&hellip
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In the Pit

Written by Jeanine Grimaldi on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit

A day (actually, night) in the life of a Broadway musician Sonny Paladino seems to know everyone on his walk along W. 45th Street from a coffee shop to the Music Box Theatre, saying hello to stagehands and Tony award- winning actors as he enters through the stage door and heads for the orchestra pit. [&hellip
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