Out & About

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Friday, February 14

02-13-I-Heart-Ice-Scul_optOkamoto Studio: I Heart Ice Sculpture

220 Vesey Street

12 p.m.

Renowned artisans from Okamoto Studio transform ordinary blocks of ice into fantastic and beautiful Valentine’s Day themed sculptures. Enjoy live carving, wander through the installation, and join in the fun by taking your picture with a sculpture and sharing it on social media.

brookfieldplaceny.com

Front/Row Stage – Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra

Fulton Street between Water and South Streets

7-11 p.m., Free

Valentines Day with DJ Micky Perez and salsa dance lessons by Joey Corsica. Free tickets with RSVP at http://ymlp.com/xgejuhewgmgmw

southstreetseaport.com

Saturday, February 15

bridges over the east _optGreat Manhattan Bridge Walk

GW Bridge Port Authority Bus Station, 178th Street, main floor, near restrooms

9 a.m., Free

Start at GW Bridge, end at Brooklyn Bridge. We will walk for about 12 hours and cross over all 16 bridges leading off Manhattan Island that can be crossed by foot. The entire route will be 27+ miles of walking, plus two or three bus/subway rides. Bring water, sandwiches, snacks, and Metro Card. Moderately paced, plus there may be a “fast group” for those who want to walk faster and farther. Walk will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow. Hike leader: Walt Wright; Phone: 917-783-6540 Email: waltercwright@yahoo.com

Shorewalkers.org

Sotto Voce

Theatre For The New City, First Avenue and 10th Street

$20, 8 p.m.

Written and directed by Nilo Cruz, Sotto Voce is a dream play in which a passionate, Jewish-Cuban young man (Saquiel) sets out to recover memories of the S.S. St. Louis which, in 1939, left Nazi Germany for Cuba filled with Jewish refugees.

smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=SOT3

Sunday, February 16

Iris Ornig and The IO-5

55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street

6/9 p.m., Free

Bassist & composer Iris Ornig is one of the most original female voices on today’s New York jazz scene. Since her arrival in New York City in 2003, she had played with a roster of the most influential contemporary jazz musicians in NYC. 2 drink minimum.

irisornig.com

Monday, February 16

President’s Day

Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl Street

12-5 p.m., $1

In honor of George Washington, admission to Fraunces Tavern Museum is $1 all day.

frauncestavernmuseum.org

Tuesday, February 18

Seaport/Civic Center Committee CB1

Community Board #1 – Office 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

6 p.m., Free

1) Street Co-Naming: Peck Slip & Harold Reed Way – Report

2) Brooklyn Bridge public space project by Pace University students – Presentation

3) 230 Canal Street, application for a new liquor license for 230 Canal Rest. Inc. – Report

4) 150 Nassau Street, application for a restaurant liquor license for Nassau 8793 LLC d/b/a/ Denny’s – Resolution

5) 225 Front Street, application for a liquor license alteration for Dona Gallo Inc.d/b/a Barbalu – Resolution

6) 111 Fulton Street, application for a new wine and beer license for 111 Fulton LLC – Resolution

7) 27 Cliff Street, reconsideration of an application for a restaurant liquor license for Dalglish 7 Inc. – Resolution

8) 150 Centre Street, application for change of method & operation for a restaurant liquor license for Mika Japanese Cuisine Bar & Inc. – Resolution (POSTPONED)

nyc.gov/html/mancb1

The Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story

212 North End Avenue

12-1 p.m., $22

Hear the stirring story of Lady Liberty, from its improbable beginnings as a gift from French intellectuals who decided to pay monumental tribute to American liberty; to its role welcoming the “huddled masses” in waves of immigration; to its position as an icon of freedom and resilience in the face of terror post 9/11. Speaker: Edward Berenson is professor of history and director of the Institute of French Studies at NYU.

asphaltgreenbpc.org/c-800-p763-The-Statue-of-Liberty-Story.aspx; 212-298-2930

Wednesday, February 19

Theory, Practice, Authorship, Ambition

MFA Interaction Design, 136 W 21st St, 3rd floor

8 p.m., Free

The exhibition is a reflection of the studio’s commitment to being a collaborative environment comprised of designers, technologists and strategic thinkers. Since 2004 Athletics has strived to build a business that revolves around solving design problems that combine aesthetic, technological, and experiential challenges.

bit.ly/1dXOXyO

George Washington Birthday Ball Annual Museum Fundraiser

Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave

7 p.m., $250+

The Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York cordially invite you to the George Washington Birthday Ball Annual Museum Fundraiser. Press your finery and reserve a seat to celebrate George Washington’s birthday to benefit Fraunces Tavern Museum today. Black or White Tie, Orders and Decorations.

frauncestavernmuseum.org/george-washington-birthday-ball/; (212) 425-1776

Executive committee CB1

Community Board #1 – Office 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

6 p.m., Free

Agenda to be determined

nyc.gov/html/mancb1

Thursday, February 20

Performing Arts Trivia Night

Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street

7 p.m., Free

What happens when the expert curators and archivist of the library show up at one of New York’s most renowned nightclubs for the arts, Le Poisson Rouge? The most imaginative arts focused trivia night this city’s ever seen. Join special guest hosts Q2 Music’s Brothers Balliett for a trivia competition, where the treasures from the LPA’s collection inspire every question. Get your team together, and get ready to rumble. 21+

nypl.org

Quality of Life Committee CB1

Community Board #1 – Office 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

1) NYC DOT – Update on LMCCC transition

2) RoadRunners Half Marathon – Discussion with RoadRunners

3) Community District 1 subway station survey by Pace University students – Presentation

4) Police misconduct and citizen rights – Presentation by Carlmais Johnson, Manager, Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB)

5) Rodent Academy – Preparations

6) Fire Safety Forum – Discussion

nyc.gov/html/mancb1

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