Posts Tagged ‘Downtown Social’

Downtown Social: The Year of the Dragon

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This past Sunday, Jan 29., hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in and around Chinatown to bid adieu to the previous year and welcome the Year of the Dragon. The celebration wrapped up a week of festivities associated with the holiday that began the previous Monday. The day included an extravagant parade and an outdoor festival [&hellip
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DT Social: Freeze Tag on Wall Street

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Light snow and freezing temperatures didn’t deter a group from participating in the sixth annual Freeze Tag on Wall Street. Organized by The Levys’ Unique New York, a New York City-based tour company, adults recreated recess at the intersection of Wall and Broad streets last Saturday. The menu of games included such traditional schoolyard fare [&hellip
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Downtown Social: Mulchfest 2012

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

The streets of New York City have recently resembled a Christmas tree cemetery, with dried-up firs and evergreens lining the edge of the sidewalks. For those looking to discard their holiday tree in a green way, the Downtown Alliance hosted its annual MulchFest at Lower Manhattan’s Bowling Green. The trunks and pine needles were quickly [&hellip
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Poetry on the Bowery

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On the first day of the new year, hundreds packed into St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery for the 38th annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading. The event featured over 140 poets and performers, including Patti Smith and Suzanne Vega, among others. The church opened its doors in the mid-afternoon and the readings continued well past [&hellip
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Veronica’s Top Pics of 2011

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By Veronica Hoglund Every year, New York City has the ability to keep its inhabitants occupied with exciting and fabulous things to do. This year, like most in New York, was insane, wonderful, exhausting and memorable. So let’s celebrate 2011 while there is still time, as 2012 holds another round of happenings just as marvelous [&hellip
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Artificial Stars

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By Veronica Hogland Tuesday night, members of the art community gathered to see the Windmill Factory’s debut project “Reflecting the Stars,” created by Jon Morris. Attendees sipped cocktails and listened to speeches from members involved in the piece. The installation, which is located on Pier 49 off the Hudson River, will be  open to the [&hellip
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