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The Weekend Calendar
November 2 & 3, 2019
Bulb Design and Planting
Participants will learn about different types of bulbs, how to properly plant them, and how to design a beautiful spring display full of flowers. We will be giving out some small bulbs such as crocus and chionodoxa for registered participants who attend the event (while supplies last). RSVP is required for this event. Meet at The Battery greeter table with the striped awning near SeaGlass Carousel. The Battery Conservancy
Virtuoso Clown Jamie Adkins
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Virtuoso clown Jamie Adkins wanders onto stage with a new show, delighted to find the audience waiting. Knowing he has just the thing, Jamie struggles to build the scene around him using everyday objects. Things go awry as his props prove most unhelpful: his ladder disintegrates under foot! He wrangles an animated chair, tussles with a pesky hat, negotiates a precarious slack wire and juggles almost everything. An expert at comedy born of desperation, Jamie’s performance is humble and unguarded. Adkins deftly escorts the audience along his poetic journey with sidesplitting wit. $30 199 Chambers Street. For tickets.
Exploring Art + Technology Labs: Migration of the Monarch Butterflies
National Museum of the American Indian
Learn about the annual migration of monarch butterflies to Mexico and their cultural significance during the corn harvest in P’urhépecha communities. Use LED and circuitry to make your butterfly come to life! This lab is part of our annual Día de los Muertos festival. One Bowling Green.
Custom Stationery Bowne Printers Workshop
South Street Seaport Museum
This three-and-a-half-hour workshop introduces participants to typesetting and letterpress printing small runs of custom work. Students choose from a selection of the Museum’s vintage lead type to design their own personalized stationery. This workshop is great for all skill levels, and is intended to engage in every part of the printing process, we even teach you how to clean the press at the end! $100 209 Water Street.
Renwen Lecture: Selected Readings of The Book of Songs
Dated from the 12th century to the 7th century B. C., The Book of Songs is the fountainhead of Chinese literature, and the oldest collection of poetry in world literature. It is an anthology of 305 poems edited by Confucius (551-479 B. C.). At this lecture, Mr. Ben Wang, Senior Lecturer and the Co-Chair of the Renwen Society at China Institute, will select four of the best poems from the Book of Songs and offer an in-depth analysis. 40 Rector Street.
The Ballad: Pidgin Kine Rhapsody: Hawaiian English-Creole Poetry from 1970 to the Present with R. Zamora Linmark
Celebrated Filipino American poet and novelist R. Zamora Linmark discusses hybridity and song in Hawaiian ballad traditions. Linmark will intersperse the lecture with Hawaiian Pidgin poems by Lois-Ann Yamanaka and other Hawaiian voices, concluding with his appropriation of a Federico García Lorca ballad, which will be sung in rounds. $10, $7 10 River Terrace. Click here for tickets
The Ballad: Love, Lyricism & Social Protest with Sarah Arvio
Award-winning poet Sarah Arvio presents her new translations of the poetry of Federico García Lorca, recently published as the acclaimed Poet in Spain. She will discuss Lorca’s approach to form, rhythm, and lyricism and his emulation of literary and musical forms as an expression of love and social protest. Describing her strategies for translating Lorca’s varied poetic music, she will read from the cante, the ballads, and the great homoerotic love poems. Arvio will be joined by flamenco guitarist and Lorcaphile Sergio Sánchez-Monge Escardó in performance. $10, $7 10 River Terrace.
Sunday November 3
Annual Great Crashes Walking Tour
Museum of American Finance
Relive the Great Crash of 1929 on the Museum’s annual crash-themed walking tour of Lower Manhattan. This unique walking tour, now in its 32nd year, is the only regularly-scheduled event that commemorates the Great Crash of 1929, the Panic of 1907 and the 1987 stock market collapse. It also delves into the political, financial, real estate and architectural history of Wall Street and New York City. The tour shows that despite such adversities as the Great Fires of 1776 and 1835, financial panics of the 19th century, the 1920 Wall Street explosion, the Crash of 1929, the stock market collapse of 1987, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack and the financial crisis of 2008, New York and Wall Street have always recovered their position as the world’s financial capital. $15 Tour meets outside 48 Wall Street.
Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean
National Museum of the American Indian
Join a museum ambassador for a tour of the exhibition “Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean | Taíno: herencia e identidad indígena en el Caribe.” Learn about the rural roots of the Taíno movement and the legacy of Native peoples throughout the Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands and their U.S. diasporas. Free One Bowling Green.
Ophelia Continuum: A Staged Reading
St. Paul’s Chapel
A young woman confronts her uncle’s brutality and abuse through her connection to the character Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This play within a play by writer/director Maya M. Workman explores the relationship between love, retribution, and freedom.
Cruise Ships in New York Harbor
Arrivals & Departures
Saturday, November 2
Outbound 1:30 pm; Bermuda/Florida
Port Canaveral, FL/Bahamas
Inbound 6:30 am (Brooklyn); outbound 4:30 pm
Norfolk, VA/Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Outbound 5:00 pm (Bayonne); Bermuda/Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Inbound 9:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm
Outbound 12:00 pm
Charleston, SC/Miami, FL/Panama Canal
Sunday, November 3
Inbound 6:45 am; outbound 4:30 pm
Castaway Cay, Bahamas/Port Canaveral, FL
Inbound 6:15 am; outbound 4:30 pm; Bermuda
Many ships pass Lower Manhattan on their way to and from the Midtown Passenger Ship Terminal. Others may be seen on their way to or from piers in Brooklyn and Bayonne. Stated times, when appropriate, are for passing the Colgate clock in Jersey City, New Jersey, and are based on sighting histories, published schedules and intuition. They are also subject to tides, fog, winds, freak waves, hurricanes and the whims of upper management.
CLASSIFIEDS & PERSONALS
Swaps & Trades ~ Respectable Employment ~ Lost & Found
CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE SEEKING
Full-Time Live-In Elder Care
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DO YOU NEED A PERSONAL ASSISTANT?
I am experienced, reliable, knowledgeable and able to work flexible hours.
CHINESE AIDE/CAREGIVER FOR ELDERLY
Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking and Excellent Cook for Battery Park City.
SEEKING FREE-LANCE PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL OR SMALL PR FIRM
Work with well-reviewed author of five E-books, developing and implementing outreach strategies. Includes writing, placement, research, new outlets and on-line advertising. Savvy social media skills a must. Downtown location.
Please send resume and fee schedule to: Email: email@example.com
Available starting September for PT/FT.
Wonderful person, who is a great worker. Reference Available
Available for PT/FT elder care. Experienced. References Angella
DITCH THE DIETS & LOSE WEIGHT FOR GOOD
Call Janine to find out how with hypnosis.
EXPERIENCED ELDER CARE
Able to prepare nutritious meals and light housekeeping
Excellent references 12yrs experienced 347-898-5804
Call Hope firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTARY PUBLIC IN BPC
$2 per notarized signature Text Paula at 917-836-8802
IT AND SECURITY SUPPORT
Experienced IT technician. Expertise in 1-on-1 tutoring for all ages.Computer upgrading & troubleshooting. Knowledgeable in all software programs.
James Kierstead email@example.com 347-933-1362. Refs available
OLD WATCHES SOUGHT, PREFER NON-WORKING
Mechanical pocket and wristwatches sought and sometimes repaired
If you would like to place a listing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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