Out & About

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Friday, March 7

75 Morton Street Task Force, Community Board 2

CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village

8:45 a.m., Free

A meeting to discuss the development at 75 Morton Street.


Fragile By Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit

Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street

12:30 p.m., $5

Fragile by Design is a revealing exploration of the ways that politics inevitably intrudes into bank regulation. Co-authors Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber combine political history and economics to examine how coalitions of politicians, bankers and other interest groups form, why some endure while others are undermined and how they generate policies that determine who gets to be a banker, who has access to credit and who pays for bank bailouts and rescues.


Saturday, March 8

Bikeman: A 9/11 Play

Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street

12 p.m., $25+

Thomas F. Flynn is an Emmy Award-winning CBS reporter who nearly lost his life when the Twin Towers fell.


The Hidden Impact of Women on Downtown Manhattan Walking Tour

Municipal Arts Society

2 p.m., $15+

Discover the rich history of women’s influence in downtown Manhattan on this tour that traces the foundation of NYC. Developed by the award-winning non-profit news service Women’s eNews, this tour celebrates women’s contributions to our city and society. Join guide Rita Henley Jensen, founder and editor-in-chief of Women’s eNews, as she highlights pioneer writers, agitators, abolitionists, suffragists and those we now call activists, as well as three heroes who gave their lives on September 11, 2001.


Sunday, March 9

SKY HIGH & The Logic of Luxury Exhibit At The Skyscraper Museum

The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place

12 p.m., $5+

SKY HIGH examines the recent proliferation of super-slim, ultra-luxury residential towers on the rise in Manhattan. These pencil-thin buildings-all 50 to 90+ stories-constitute a new type of skyscraper in a city where tall, slender structures have a long history.


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Community Board 2 Sidewalks/Street Activities Meeting

NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place, Room 101

6:30 p.m., Free

A meeting to discuss sidewalk and street permits in the neighborhood.


Community Board 3 Arts Task Force

Theater for the New City – 155 First Avenue (btwn E 9th & 10th Sts)

6:30 p.m., Free

1. Lower East Side History Month (May 2014) (Update)

2. Lower East Side Cultural Resources Guide (Update)

3. The Arts & Economic Development On The Lower East Side (Continued Discussion)


Tuesday, March 11

phillip_tiongson_optPhillip Tiongson: Invention and Intention, Building Experiential Stories

136 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor

6:30 p.m., Free

Phillip Tiongson, the principal and founder of Potion—a design studio that creates a variety of products from iPad apps to large-scale interactive installations—discusses some of his firm’s collaborations at the intersection of design, architecture, narrative and computation. Presented by MFA Design Criticism.


spyro gyra_optSpyro Gyra Concert

131 West 3rd Street

8:00 p.m. And 10:30 p.m., $20 Bar, $35 Table

During its career, Spyro Gyra has performed over five thousand shows, released 29 albums (not counting “Best Of” compilations), and sold over 10 million albums, while also achieving one Platinum and two Gold releases. Performances run from March 11-16


Wednesday, March 12

The House

HERE Theater, 145 Sixth Avenue

7 p.m., $20 Adults, $15 for under 19

The House, puppet theater work by Denmark’s Sofie Krog Teater, springs from a revolving set with intricate lights, complex contraptions and sound effects. The eponymous House serves as a funeral home, occupied by the reclusive, rich Mrs. Esperanza and her faithful dog. The House’s private rooms expose the old secrets and very devious deeds of its inhabitants and oddball visitors.


Bum Phillips All American Opera

66 East 4th Street

7:30 p.m., $25 Adult, $20 Student

La MaMa, in association with Monk Parrots, will be presenting the World Premiere of Bum Phillips All-American Opera, a new contemporary opera conceptualized and directed by Luke Leonard, composed and conducted by Peter Stopschinski, about legendary Houston Oilers football coach Bum Phillips.


Thursday, March 13

Book Bingo For Kids

Seward Park Library, 192 East Broadway

4:45 p.m., Free

Book Bingo For Kids will host two rounds of bingo in the picture book section of the library, with a chance to win free books. This event is for children 5 to 12 or pre-schoolers who are accompanied by an adult.


Alone in Triptych Preview

HERE Theater, 145 6th Avenue

8:30 p.m., Free

Concrete Temple Theatre presents the World Premiere of Alone in Triptych, written by Renee Philippi and co-directed by Eric Nightengale and Renee Philippi. Alone in Triptych runs from March 13 – 30, 2014. The cast includes Vera Beren, Catherine Porter and Michael Tomlinson.


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