Taking on Anne Frank

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town

The St. Jean’s Players prepare to stage a classic Upper East Side In New York City, theater aficionados never want for options, and many Broadway shows pack Hollywood star power. But about 30 blocks north of Theater Row, a longstanding community theater takes on a well-known story. The St. Jean’s Players, the oldest continuing community [&hellip
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Family Portrait Artist

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

Wendy Shalen’s newest show incorporates several generations of her family as its subjects Soho About a year ago, artist Wendy Shalen visited her elderly mother at her home in Bridgeport, Conn., and began drawing a portrait of her in silver-point, a type of sterling silver pencil that tarnishes and turns brown on paper over time. [&hellip
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Debutante Debut

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

A coming of age tale gets the theatrical treatment   Upper West Side Playwright Ryann Weir and director Annie Tippe have an obsession with powerful women and female ensemble casts. Now their obsession takes center stage. Their original play “DEBUTANTE.” debuts on April 23 at Goddard Riverside Community Center’s Bernie Wohl Center, thanks in part [&hellip
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Three Sisters Open New Cafe

Written by Lauren Rothman on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit

The newly opened 80 Riverside Cafe features homemade baked goods and coffee Upper West Side The neighborhood has a new option for coffee and pastries. 80 Riverside Café opened on the corner of Riverside Drive and 80th Street just three weeks ago and serves a selection of home-baked cookies, croissants, and scones, as well as [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Dining Our Town

April 18 Splash Week Swimming Classes Vanderbilt YMCA, 224 E. 47th St. Various Times, Free YMCA Splash Week is a free program created to help people of all ages, especially children, to learn basic swimming skills and water safety practices. Learning water safety and swimming skills helps participants to be safe in and around water. [&hellip
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For Matilda’s director, rats at $15,000-a-month

Written by Philip Boroff on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit

Broadway director Matthew Warchus found himself living with rodents, maggots and bedbugs in his pricey West End Avenue rental Upper West Side On April 11 of last year, the musical “Matilda” opened to some of the best reviews of the Broadway season. But any celebration at the $15,000-a-month Upper West Side brownstone that the show’s [&hellip
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