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Woody Guthrie’s children, Arlo and Nora, were the king and queen of last Saturday’s Mermaid Parade. It was the 37th annual Coney Island confab, known for its colorful — and skimpy — costumes. Later that day, the Guthries also unveiled a new sign dubbing the block of Mermaid Ave. between W. 35th and W. 36th […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   PRIDE LaMaMa gathering: L.G.B.T.Q. artists from New York City, Philadelphia, Paris, Italy and South Korea will participate in Stonewall 50 at La MaMa, at Tony Award-winning venue La MaMa ETC, at 66 E. Fourth St., from May 23 to June 30, as part of World Pride. This weekend they present […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Hedy Zhang, a fine-art major at Parsons, started branching out into performance art last year. But it wasn’t until a Saturday a couple of weekends ago that she put herself out into a public space — in a cage. More specifically, a dog crate, in which she sat for 10 hours in […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | After a successful inaugural edition, the Village Trip festival will be returning this fall for a second round. Suzanne Vega was the headliner for last year’s free concert in Washington Square Park, the festival’s signature event. This year’s headliner is no lesser talent, another famed singer/songwriter, none other than Steve Earle. Earle […]

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It was a few weeks too late for Manhattanhenge, which occurred at the end of last month, when the sunset is perfectly aligned with the borough’s crosstown grid. This year’s Manhattanhenge was a bit of a wash anyway, due to overcast weather. But last Friday evening, East Village lensman Bob Krasner captured this golden-hued shot […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   OUTDOOR MOVIES As part of the Parks Department’s “Movies Under the Stars” series, the following selected films will be screened this week. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come, first served basis. People are encouraged to bring blankets. Contact 212-360-1430 or [email protected] for more information […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | You better grab a seat for this one. In the greatest number of schools participating in a citywide parks event ever, students from 30 schools recently unveiled their powerful social-action “bench murals” in Washington Square Park. The brightly painted benches — 30 of them in all — were arrayed along the edge […]

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BY BILL WEINBERG | In an outlying industrial area of the Eternal City, along the Via Prenestina, is one of Rome’s most public and eccentric squats, or occupazioni — the Metropoliz. This won fame on the underground film circuit with its 2011 cinematic project “Space Metropoliz,” about squatters colonizing the moon (a nod, if not an intentional […]

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Artist David Datuna’s installation “Cloning Eternity” offered parkgoers in Washington Square a unique perspective during its 12-hours-only run, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on May 31. The work’s two pieces, made from myriad eyeglass lenses, reflected the viewers’ images back toward them in a kaleidoscopic effect. In 2017, Datuna created an ice sculpture, “This […]

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Music was in the air — including atop a bus and in the park — on Saturday. More specifically, a mariachi band teamed up with the roving Abracadabra bus in Union Square, and Hare Krishnas danced ecstatically to hypnotic beats in Washington Square Park at their Hare Krishna Festival. The mariachi band members were celebrating […]

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