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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is moving from its longtime home at 31 W. 27th St. near Madison Square Park to a larger space at 65 Broadway near the New York Stock Exchange. The new space in the Financial District is two full floors in the American Express building and is […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Sunday was a perfect day for everything in Tompkins Square Park. The grounds were packed to capacity for the 27th free Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, and the weather was almost as sublime as the music. Drummer Carl Allen, who led a tribute to Art Blakey as the closing act, had nothing but good […]

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BY CLAUDE SOLNIK | As New York City looks at ways to turn streets into pedestrian walkways and more, Theater for the New City is doing its part to turn streets into a stage. The theater, at 155 First Ave., on Aug. 3 debuted a new musical on E. 10th St., complete with portable stage, puppets, […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | In a traditional end-of-summer event, the sidewalks around Washington Square will be teeming with art over the next two weekends. The occasion is the 89th annual fall show of the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. Technically, it’s not fall yet. But it’s a fact that this “fall show” will feature nearly 100 […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   PERFORMANCES   Salsa till you drop: The New York International Salsa Congress runs through Sept. 1, featuring full days of concerts by live bands, dance showcases, instructional workshops and nonstop late-night social, bachata and world-music dancing until 4 a.m. At the New York Marriott Marquis, at 1535 Broadway, between 45th […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Central Park statue honoring women’s suffragettes Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony will be redesigned to include Sojourner Truth. The Monumental Women Statue Fund announced the redesign in a statement published on its Web site last week. “When the Public Design Commission unanimously approved our previous design with Anthony and […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |    KIDS Summer on the Hudson: Game Days: Children age 12 and younger are provided with games like giant tic-tac-toe, hopscotch, jump rope and more. Wed., Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at 125th and Marginal Sts. on the West Harlem Piers. Free. Family Festival: Young Artists en Plein […]

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BY NANCY ELSAMANOUDI | Eloy Arribas’s intensely intuitive energetic paintings are an odd mix of blobs and dabs of paint, blurred shapes, glued-on collage, scrawls, doodles and loose drawings. They include sun rays, colored checkerboard patterns, smoking heads, fertility goddesses, wine jugs and watermelon. There are also handwritten and block-printed words in Spanish and English (like […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Anti-flood barriers can repel storm surges and look good while doing it, too. Winning designs were announced earlier this month for the Seaport Community Mural Project, which will install designs on structures that are part of the city’s Interim Flood Protection Measure (IFPM). The announcement was made by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   MUSEUM “Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’: The Untold Story”: This exhibition takes as its starting point the painting “The Death of Michael Stewart,” informally known as “Defacement,” created by Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1983. The work commemorates the fate of the young black artist Michael Stewart at the hands of New York City Transit […]

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