Imperial Tavern: still closed.
In Lower East Side food news:
- Fork in the Road notes that Imperial Tavern has not reopened, in spite of a sign in the window suggesting the new Ludlow Street party spot would resume operations February 14th.
- Bowery Boogie reports Stellina, the bakery/gelato emporium next to Sorella, will be opening soon.
- Serious Eats proclaims “Tasty Dumplings” on Mulberry Street the tastiest dumplings in Chinatown.
Check out these restaurants, and more, on our fabulous Food Page.
Although it’s not exactly a holiday weekend for everyone, President’s Day (Mon., Feb. 21st) is as good an excuse as any to catch an extra night of the midnight movie at the Sunshine. Especially when they are screening Steven Spielberg’s innovative CG classic, Jurassic Park (1993). What’s more fun than a bag of popcorn and giant prehistoric creatures (on the big screen) wreaking havoc on the likes of Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum? $10 // Feb. 18-20 // Midnight // 143 E. Houston Street.
The ASPCA's mobile medical unit was booked full on Madison Street on Feb. 12; it comes back to the neighborhood on Saturday as part of the I Love NYC Pets event at Sara D. Roosevelt Park.
Tomorrow, Sara D. Roosevelt Park hosts a pet-centered carnival of information, adoptions, celebrity appearances and free veterinary care, including spaying and neutering services.
Sponsored by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Humane Society of the United States, the all-day event celebrates February as I Love NYC Pets Month.
Pet experts will be on hand to answer questions about training, behavior, grooming and legal issues. There will be lots of giveaways, from advice to supplies like leashes and collars, to vet care such as vaccinations and microchipping in addition to spay/neuter surgeries.
Photo by Margot Wood.
One more day of beautiful spring-like weather ahead! Partly cloudy this morning, sunny this afternoon and a high of 64 degrees. Tonight the wind kicks up and it’s going to cool down for the weekend. There’s a wind advisory in effect for Saturday. Look for a high in the low 40′s both weekend days. Looking for some weekend activities? Check out our Calendar.