This Week in Chelsea: August 19-25, 2019

This Week in Chelsea: August 19-25, 2019

Daffodil Bulb Registration | Register for free daffodil bulbs to plant in your neighborhood, and be a part of the 18th season of the Daffodil Project! Free bulbs are available to any group or individual planting them in a public space—such as a park, community garden, public plaza, or street tree pit. Registration closes at 5pm […]

New Meatpacking District Plazas Provide Prodigious Public Space

New Meatpacking District Plazas Provide Prodigious Public Space

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The cobblestone charm remains intact—better than before, in fact. But change has definitely come to the Meatpacking District, and that’s a good thing for pedestrians, plazagoers, bicyclists, and nearby businesses. Last week’s ribbon-cutting ceremony capped a seven-year transformation of the historic Meatpacking District’s iconic streetscape, bringing 20,000 square feet of Belgian […]

On Time, Ready to Shine: Latrice Royale Heeds the Beechman’s Beck and Call

On Time, Ready to Shine: Latrice Royale Heeds the Beechman’s Beck and Call

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | “The show must, and will, go on,” says RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty, Latrice Royale—specifically, in response to news that her clothing, wigs, and performance accouterments are nowhere to be found, and it’s perilously close to showtime. But besides saving her bacon in that specific situation, this tried and true trooper’s mantra […]

Marsha Mason Mines Comedic, Dramatic Treasures in the Irish Rep’s Lovely ‘Little Gem’

Marsha Mason Mines Comedic, Dramatic Treasures in the Irish Rep’s Lovely ‘Little Gem’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | It’s fitting that our first encounter with the three generations of North Dublin women in Elaine Murphy’s heartfelt, heart-wrenching, often hilarious 2008 debut play, Little Gem, happens while they’re hunkered down in the waiting room of a doctor’s office—an environment that invites introspection and anticipates diagnosis, followed by, one hopes, a […]

This Week in Chelsea: August 12-18, 2019

This Week in Chelsea: August 12-18, 2019

Tuesdays: Sunset Salsa | Learn the steps, then stay to show off your new moves, when you beat feet to Hudson River Park’s Sunset Salsa series (with Talia Castro-Pozo). Every Tuesday, through August 27. Lessons: 6:30-7:30pm and open dance, 7:30-9pm, at Pier 45 (at Christopher St.). For more info, click here. THE PS11 FARM MARKET | The market […]

Becca Beberaggi: A Tiny Brown Human Who Writes Things

Becca Beberaggi: A Tiny Brown Human Who Writes Things

BY MICHELE CARLO | One night this June, I walked into The Tank (an acclaimed nonprofit arts presenter and producer on W. 36th St. whose mission is to support developing artists), to see a new solo show called Party Animal. I took my seat amid a set strewn with crushed red Solo cups, balloons in […]

Drive East Fest is a Fine Vehicle for Indian Classical Music and Dance

Drive East Fest is a Fine Vehicle for Indian Classical Music and Dance

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Dance connoisseurs look forward to August and the arrival in town of Drive East, a weeklong festival of South Asian music and dance by some of India’s brightest stars. Bijayini Satpathy opened the fest on Monday, with a brilliant demonstration of Odissi dance, comprised of exquisite shapes, colors, and sounds emanating […]

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