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Dance Parade steps up the excitement

Saturday’s 13th Annual Dance Parade & Festival saw 10,000 dancers, featuring 100 styles of dance, accompanied by DJ’s and live bands, waltz, samba and disco down Broadway from W. 21st. St., along University Place, and across Eighth St. and St. Mark’s Place to finish with a flourish at Tompkins Square Park.

BY NANCY ELSAMANOUDI | The Whitney Biennial, co-curated by Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta, opened last Friday and is up until Sept. 22. So, there is plenty of time to see it, see it again, to like it, not like it, or to pointlessly vacillate between indecisive, mixed feelings about it. That being said, there is plenty […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH |   ENVIRONMENT Meet the Fishes: The River Project is inviting the city to meet the fish of New York Harbor on June 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wetlab in Hudson River Park, at Pier 40, at W. Houston St. Guests will be able to “splash with the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Village Preservation dedicated a historic plaque last week to mark the former Grove St. home and studio of famed author Alex Haley. During the 1960s, Haley had a basement apartment at 92 Grove St., between Waverly Place and W. Fourth St. It was there that he conducted more than 50 interviews with […]

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The Season 2 finale of “#NastyWomen — A Night of Female Resistance Comedy” will be on Mon., May 20, at 7:30 p.m., at the Theater at the 14th St. Y, at 344 E. 14th St. The lineup merges old and new, with fan favorites and new performers, as well. Come early and enjoy a free […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | This is how the East Village throws a parade: colorful and loud, with heart and a sense of purpose. In fact, Saturday’s “Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions,” organized by the nonprofit organization Earth Celebrations, was all of that and more. Beginning at the Sixth Street Community Center, the creatively costumed group made […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Villagers and folk-music enthusiasts recently packed the beautiful Church of St. John’s in the Village for a “live documentary” on the life of Woody Guthrie, with a special twist: the singer’s battles with his landlord Fred C. Trump, father of President Donald Trump. Guthrie and his family moved into the Beach Haven […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A New York State Appellate Court ruled in favor of the American Natural History Museum and the city in a lawsuit filed by park advocates who wanted to stop the museum’s expansion into Theodore Roosevelt Park. The group sued the museum to block it from building the Gilder Center for Science, Education […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A comprehensive exhibit about the Auschwitz concentration camp has opened at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park. “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away” is produced in partnership with Musealia, an international exhibition firm, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland. Featuring more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs, […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON |   ENVIRONMENT E-recycling: The Meatpacking Business Improvement District is hosting an electronic waste-recycling event on Fri., May 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your old phones, laptop computers, printers, batteries, monitors, mice, TVs, VCRs, DVDs, phones and more to dispose of them and help keep our environment healthy. South side of […]

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