“Time’s Arrow – Susanna, Part the First”
St. Paul’s Chapel
This year’s Time’s Arrow festival juxtaposes old and new stories of the biblical character Susanna. Exploring sensitive themes of our time, the festival includes the full staged world premiere of the new opera Artemisia and concerts of Handel’s Susanna as Trinity continues its presentation of the composer’s oratorios.
Free at St. Paul’s Chapel. www.trinitywallstreet.org
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour
Tour includes a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office; Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton rotunda dome by Raphael Gustavino. One Bowling Green. www.americanindian.si.edu
Community Board 1’s Transportation & Street Activity Permits Committee
1 Centre Street Room 2202A-North
1) Congestion pricing – Resolution
2) Street Co-Naming Task Force – Report
Church Street School for Music and Art’s ‘The Event’
Tribeca Rooftop 2 Desbrosses Street in Tribeca
Since its inception, Church Street School for Music and Art has served over 15,000 budding artists and musicians city-wide in a broad range of socially, culturally and economically diverse populations. As the only not-for-profit school for the arts in Lower Manhattan, it depends on the support of its immediate and extended community to fund important programming for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Tonight, the School will honor local residents Winsome Brown and Claude Arpels and Lisa de Armas and Joe MacIsaac. The gala will celebrate these families incredible dedication to the school, which has been a long-standing part of their lives for the last 30 years.
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“Scenes Through the Cinema Lens: Happy Birthday, Nat King Cole”
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Born in March, 1919, Nat King Cole had an especially intriguing career. Starting out as a rhythm and blues performer with a trickster’s manner, Cole crossed over to a white audience with “Straighten Up and Fly Right” in 1943 and then cemented his connection to white America with “The Christmas Song” (1946). We’ll see his appearances in several dramatic films as well as segments from The Nat King Cole Show (1956-57), the first series on network television to star an African American. 199 Chambers Street. FREE www.tribecapac.org