Arts Watch: What to Do in November

Lots of events happening in the neighborhood this month.  Here are some highlights:

A Few More Weekend Events

Photo by Tom Caravaglia

Local businesses are dusting themselves off and opening back up for the weekend.  Here are a few of the happenings:

  • Taylor 2, Paul Taylor’s internationally acclaimed dance troupe, is performing a free concert at Abrons Arts Center on Sunday at 3:00pm. The program features Taylor’s classics Airs and Company B. Doors open at 2:30 and seating is first come first served.
  • Gallerist James Fuentes’ latest show, ‘I’m Not Pregnant,’ a two-person exhibition featuring Lizzi Bougatsos and Thornton Dial, opens this evening with a reception from 6 – 8:00pm.
  • Experimental Cocktail Club on Chrystie Street has added live tunes to their environs. Tonight, DJ Maseo (De La Soul) is spinning.


Abrons Arts Center Announces Fall 2011 Season

Our friends at the Abrons Arts Center have announced a fantastic lineup for their fall season. They write:

Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center continues to carve out a unique culture nitch on the Lower East Side. With three world premieres and a distinctive mix of contemporary performance, immersive theater, new music, and innovative twists on popular classics, the Abrons’ Fall 2011 season offers practically something for all tastes and levels of artistic exploration.

Abrons is proud to present the return of Arias With a Twist starring the demented diva Joey Arias and a cadre of fantastical puppets under the direction of Basil Twist. This is then followed by the wildly successful Steampunk Haunted House, this year creating an immersive performance environment in the Abrons Playhouse that adopts the more terrifying elements of Lewis Carroll’s classic stories.

Good Morning!

Above Houston Street, East Village

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Partly cloudy this morning with a chance of severe thunderstorms (and maybe even some hail) in the afternoon. We’re expecting a high of 92. Enjoy the week!

Good Morning!

A Newly Refurbished Seal Park at the E. River Promenade - photo by

It won’t be quite as hot today — partly sunny and breezy with a high of 87. Tomorrow looks even better.  Coming up today: our Weekend Kids’ Pick, a nice, refreshing local recipe and our monthly look at restaurant health inspections. Also, the HOT! Festival continues at Dixon Place this evening with two fascinating dance performance pieces. Check our Calendar for more on these, and other, Lower East Side events. Stay cool out there!

Good Morning!

Taking a new bike for a spin on Delancey Street. Photo by Adrian Fussell (

The weather’s looking downright nice for today and through the weekend: sunny and breezy with highs around 80 degrees today and tomorrow, partly cloudy on Sunday. There are plenty of festivities to partake in this weekend:  Pride Goes East celebrates Gay Pride Month with an outdoor launch party tomorrow on Orchard Street.  Singer Ari Gold will headline a great lineup of live music and there will be a special Lady Gaga Look Alike contest in the afternoon.  The Hester Street Fair is also back tomorrow with extra incentives to give in to your sweet tooth.  And on Sunday, Arts for Art, Inc. kicks off the 16th Annual Vision Fest, a week-long celebration of  jazz, dance, poetry, and art, held for its third year at the Abrons Arts Center.  Visit our Calendar for details on these events and more.  Enjoy your weekend!

Good Morning!

Photo by Joel Raskin

Today will be a little cooler than yesterday, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s. This weekend looks damp, with foggy mornings and 50 percent chance of rain both days.  It’s the opening weekend of Rooftop Films Summer Series.  They’ll be kicking it off (rain or shine) at the Open Road Rooftop on Grand Street. Hester Street Fair is back on Saturday with some new food vendors and plenty of local hand-made items for everyone.  Be sure to check out our Calendar for more events and enjoy your weekend!

Good Morning!

Nature & Industry

The Con Edison Plant, from the vantage point of East River Park. Photo by Joel Raskin.

Another sultry day ahead; rain off and on with some thunderstorms possible this afternoon and a high of 68. Lots of people are still in vacation mode today — spring break continues for public school students through tomorrow.  For a look at the week ahead, click over to our Calendar, and remember you can always submit your own events directly from the main Calendar page.

Weekend Kid’s Pick

Kid's Concert and Japan Fundraiser at the Living Room this Sunday

This Sunday take the kids to a fundraiser concert for Japan at The Living Room (154 Ludlow). Performances by Outer Child Kids’ Choir, Outer Child Kids’ Band, Bill Sims, Richard Barone, Sasha Dobson, Chiara Civello, Doug Wamble and more. Concert is from 3pm-5pm, $10 suggested donation.

For more info, visit or call 212-533-7237.

Good Morning!

Mostly sunny this morning, with clouds and rain showers moving in this afternoon and tonight. Still windy with a high of 57.