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Manhattan Happenings, Week of Aug. 15, 2019

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 […]

BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   POETRY Poets House Showcase: The 27th Annual Poets House Showcase runs until Sat., Aug 17, at Poets House’s Battery Park City home. The Showcase is a free exhibit featuring more than 3,300 books of poetry published by more than 800 presses over the previous 18 months. At Poets House, Elizabeth […]

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THEATER “Hannah Senesh”: This one-woman show, with music and song, presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, tells the true story of Hannah Senesh, a heroic young Jewish woman who escaped from Axis-allied Hungary in 1939 to British Mandate Palestine. There she joined Haganah and then bravely volunteered for a daring special-operations mission to parachute […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   THEATER Swashbuckling drama: Hudson Warehouse presents “The Man in the Iron Mask” — about the aging Four Musketeers — adapted by Susane Lee and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith, July 25-28, on the North Patio of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, in Riverside Park at W. 89th St. and Riverside Drive, […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   MARKET Summer Ice Cream Blizzard: While the Grand Bazaar NYC runs every Sunday, this weekend it will be especially chill. That’s because the indoor/outdoor market will feature the “best and most unique artisanal ice cream makers.” In addition, as usual, there will be more than 130 artists, designers, craft-makers, vintage […]

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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 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 ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Gabriel Rodriguez’s show “Jack of Cups” asks audiences not just to worry about climate change but to do something about it. Performed in the Pete, the ground-floor theater at The Flea Theater in Tribeca, “Jack of Cups,” begins on the Island of Higher Ground. That’s a stretch of land where humans gather […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH |   ART ‘Flashy’ student art show: The first-ever art exhibition featuring work from 75 Morton/M.S. 297 students will take place for one night only on Tues., June 11, at La Nacional, the Spanish Benevolent Society, at 239 W. 14th St. “Made x Morton” will feature the work of 75 sixth and […]

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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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