Release: VIM VIGOR DANCE presents World Premiere of SEPARATI

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the World Premiere of Separati at Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY, from January 28-30, 2016.  Performances: Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 for general seating and are available at http://vimvigorgka.bpt.me/.SEPARATI Dance Still

Separati, a new work by Shannon Gillen, in collaboration with the performers, features dancers Jason Cianciulli, Martin Durov, Laja Field, Lavinia Vago, and Emma Whiteley, set to original scores by Martin Durov in collaboration with Gillen, with costumes by Joey Blaha, set design by JC Machine and Tool company, and lighting design by Barbara Samuels. The running time is 60 minutes.  

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Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation Night

Macys-Balloon-InflationFINALAn annual attraction of Upper West Siders and those beyond, the Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation is a fun if not a bit chaotic event. Here are a few suggestions to make the experience better:

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Washington Square Crypt Discovery

It’s stories like this that “make” living in New York…

From CBS NYC:

Human remains buried more than 100 years ago have been unearthed by construction workers at the edge of Washington Square Park. Workers were upgrading century-old water mains along Washington Square Park East near Waverly Place — also steps from several NYU campus buildings — when they discovered the burial vault.

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The burial vault dates back to the 19th century, and had a large pile of skeletal remains inside. Washington Square Park was used as a potter’s field — a public burial place — after the Revolutionary War.

The vault — which is about 8 feet deep, 15 feet wide and 20 feet long, contained the remains of more than a dozen people, according to officials of the city’s Department of Design and Construction. The Department has said that it will be working with the Landmarks Preservation Commission to investigate the burial vault and acknowledged that the construction alignment for the new water main under the park will likely have to be redesigned.

But there were valuable lessons in the discovery. “When we are constructing the city, we learn so much of the past when we build for the future,” Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora said.

This was not the first time human remains were discovered beneath Washington Square Park. It also happened in 2008 during a soil testing project by city crews.

Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes

Deciding on a Halloween costume was so easy when they were young. They would enthusiastically agree with (almost) anything I chose. Now that they’re older, what is appropriate is a harder conversation. I’m not referring to anything too sexy or scary; I want originality and creativity.

 

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BALLET HISPANICO
celebrates the Grand Opening of
 the Arnhold Center
& the Ford Foundation Lobby

BALLET HISPANICO
celebrates the Grand Opening of
 the Arnhold Center
& the Ford Foundation Lobby

This season marks Ballet Hispanico’s 45th anniversary of sharing and reflecting the diversity of Latino cultures through dance. Last week’s unveiling event highlighted the recent renovation of Ballet Hispanico’s longtime home with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, City of New York (see pic) was on hand for the celebrations.

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In NYC This Week: The Pope, UN World Leaders, and Climate Change

OK, New York. This is it! This is the week!

The Pope, the President and hundreds of world leaders are all coming to our city to talk poverty, inequality, and climate change.

It is very exciting to have all these special visitors and we know, of course, all these activities will cause a lot of traffic problems. So, if you need to get anywhere this week, save yourself the aggravation and take the subway. One blessing, alternate side street parking will be suspended on September 23, 24, 25.

Here is what you need to know about this exciting global awareness week.

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NYC Area Beaches

Most people wouldn’t think of New York City as a beach city, but sitting right on the Atlantic with natural environments nearer than most would think, it does have some awesome beaches with easy access by subway or bus. Water quality conditions are analyzed on a regular basis and reported online so you can pick and choose what’s a good fit for you on any given day.

Jones Beach is a family favorite. Yesterday we took the cousins and stayed the day. We bring boogie boards, rashguard shirts, sunscreen, an umbrella, lunch and enjoy the sand and waves for as long as we can.

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