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Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the Met, 2016

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Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the Met

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“Land of Dreams”

A new YouTube video – “Land of Dreams” – featuring Rosanne Cash and other musicians, shows different tourist experiences in the United States.

From Discover America.

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Who Is Thelonious Monk? Nov. 15, 2008 at Lincoln Center

New York City Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, jazz musical compositions by Thelonius Sphere Monk, 1PM concert performed by the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis …
Jazz For Young People – “Who Is Thelonious Monk?” Hosted by Wynton Marsalis, Lincoln Center, Rose Theater, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, 1 pm and 3 pm. tickets.

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Columbus Circle

Columbus Circle: This whole area has been transformed … the Mandarin Oriental Hotel has a bar on the 35th floor overlooking the Central Park South … Columbus Circle is a great place to hang-out and meet friends…and now we get the Museum of Art and Design … peel-off your cob-webs and head to the Columbus Circle area…
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Sandra Rivera – Flamenco San Juan – FREE

Free out-door concert at the Naumburg Bandshell, naumburgconcerts.org
Sandra Rivera – Flamenco San Juan, July 22, 2008, 7:30 pm, at the Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park, enter at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue, then go to approximately 70th and mid-Park, 718-340-3018

A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream

I saw this play, opening night at the Delacorte in Central Park … a must see ….
A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, August 8 – September 9, 2007, Tuesdays – Sundays at 8:00 pm (more info and dates)
The Delacorte Theater is located near Turtle Pond, just south of the Great Lawn, in Central Park. The closest Park entrance from the East Side is Fifth Avenue at 79th Street; from the West Side, Central Park West at 81st Street. After entering, follow the footpath to the Delacorte Theater …

Shakespeare in Central Park – FREE

Shakespeare in Central Park started last night …. at the Delacorte Theatre … Romeo & Juliet … it was a beautiful evening to enjoy a comedy in the Park ….
The evening was cool and autumn-like with clear blue skies and a stiff breeze … the open-air stage was surrounded by lush green trees, which gave a magical feeling to the show … the stage was very minimal with a revolving wood-plank circle and a shallow moat of water in the centre … movable iron bridges and shelving provide the changeable scenes … the actors gave a fine performance with much water trashed about … it was thrilling to be at the show on opening night and enjoy a free performance.
Next week, the Metropolitan Opera will perform on Tuesday in the Great Lawn … Patsy’s fresh mozzarella & tomato pizza and vino to go … summer-time and the living is easy, fish are jumping …

    Romeo and Juliet, June 6 – July 7, 2007, Tuesday – Sunday at 8:00 pm (more info and dates)

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream, August 7 – September 9, 2007 Tuesday – Sunday at 8:00 pm (more info and dates)

Pick up your free Shakespeare in the Park tickets on the day of the performance beginning at 1pm at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park or from 1 to 3pm at The Public Theater Box Office, 425 Lafayette Street.
The Delacorte Theater is located near Turtle Pond, just south of the Great Lawn, in Central Park. The closest Park entrance from the East Side is Fifth Avenue at 79th Street; from the West Side, Central Park West at 81st Street. After entering, follow the footpath to the Delacorte Theater …

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Design for the Other 90%

On view in the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden, this exhibition highlights the growing trend among designers to create affordable and socially responsible objects for the vast majority of the world’s population (90 percent) not traditionally serviced by professional designers. Organized by exhibition curator Cynthia E. Smith, along with an eight-member advisory council, the exhibition is divided into sections focusing on water, shelter, health and sanitation, education, energy and transportation and highlights objects developed to empower global populations surviving under the poverty level or recovering from a natural disaster.

Design for the Other 90% is an exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.


The Q drum


“The real stars of the show, though, are the stories behind the designs.” microscopiq, May 17, 2007

They don’t need a handout. What they need is an opportunity.
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A poor person actually only cares about one thing: making more money. If they have more money, they can get ahead, take their family out of poverty.
— Martin Fischer, Kickstart International

The introductory video also provided an opportunity to explore an additional range of themes that may not be as apparent, running through the exhibition and this area of design: open source options, leapfrog technology, economic impacts, community building, testing and end-user research, low-cost innovations, social enterprise, humanitarian entrepreneurship, improved democracies and multiple calls to action.

In Their Own Words,” Design for the Other 90% blog, May 14, 2007
Design for the Other 90% (web site), an exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum through September 23, 2007. Cooper-Hewitt, web site, 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY, M-Th 10 am – 5 pm, F 10 am – 9 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun Noon – 6 pm. $ Admission fee.

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Central Park hot dogs no deal

I have noticed that the Central Park “hot-dog monopoly” is gouging the unsuspecting public …
For example, the hot sausage (which is a large hot-dog, my favourite snack with mustard and red onions) sells for $3 and I can buy the same item for $1.50 at several hot-dog stands on the north-east corner of Madison Avenue and 81st Street (which is a block from the entrance to the MET Museum), the north-west corner of 71st Street and Madison Avenue, and 68th Street and Lexington Avenue …
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