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Manhattan Happenings, Week of Sept. 19, 2019

By Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech and Gabe Herman |   FOOD Speakin’ of vegan…: The Hester Street Fair will hold a Vegan Food Fest on Sat., Sep. 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s a new venture at Hester Street Fair, which is celebrating its 10th year and will be partnering on this one with Cheff’ […]

BY BOB KRASNER | In the beginning, drag was simple. Men dressed as women for theatrical purposes. Eventually, drag became established in underground gay culture and then — and we’re skipping way ahead here — in mainstream culture as a result of the popularity of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” a television hit across America. Then it got somewhat […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Robert Frank, the legendary photographer whose gritty, snapshot images showed the United States to itself through a new lens, died Monday at age 94. The New York Times reported that he was in Inverness, Nova Scotia, at the time of his death. A Jewish immigrant from Switzerland, Frank achieved fame with his […]

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BY GABE HERMAN AND ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH |   COMMUNITY Building the Block: The Fifth Police Precinct will hold a “Build The Block” meeting on Thurs., Sept. 12, at the St. Patrick’s Youth Center, at 268 Mulberry St. Ask local police about crime and quality-of-life issues and hear about what police are doing about it. Doors open […]

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BY JENNA BAGCAL | Head to Citi Field this winter, where bright lanterns, international cuisine and cultural arts will collide. From Dec. 6 to Jan. 26, the Flushing stadium plays host to the first-ever Hello Panda Festival, produced by CPAA North America. Spanning 750,000 square feet, the landmark event will feature more than 120 handcrafted lanterns, […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Cornelia Street in Exile returns Downtown as Cornelia Meatpacking with an end-of-summer celebration — a free outdoor concert in the Meatpacking District on Sun., Sept. 15. The event is a collaboration between Cornelia Street and Aurora Capital, William Gottlieb Real Estate and the Meatpacking Business Improvement District. Aurora and Gottlieb are partners on […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new digital art space has opened in Chelsea Market. The space is in the Market’s Boiler Room, which is 6,000 square feet and located beneath the main concourse. The space is being run by ARTECHOUSE, an American company that presents digital artworks. The first piece, “Machine Hallucination,” by Refik Anadol, […]

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A photo of the Outdoor Art Show on Fifth Ave. was on the front page of The Villager on June 8, 1972. The caption noted that the show had drawn thousands of visitors to Greenwich Village the previous weekend.

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | There was oil, paint and powder, and there were lots of devils and steel drum bands, as revelers packed Empire Boulevard in Brooklyn at the crack of dawn on Monday for J’Ouvert. The event’s name is from the French “jour ouvert,” meaning the start of the day. It occurs in the wee […]

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BY GABE HERMAN Updated Tues., Sept. 3, 3:00 p.m. | Here’s the scoop! Soho will be getting more chill this fall when the Museum of Ice Cream opens on Broadway. The museum’s home will be a 25,000-square-foot building at 558 Broadway, between Prince and Spring Sts. Founded more than three years ago, the museum, which […]

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