| THE MORNING LINE ‣ Above: American Museum of Natural History by, who else?, Joe Holmes.
Writing Manhattan is a new map guide, pinpointing more than 75 significant literary spots.
It's 20% off all products through March 31 from Caseable, a company that sells customizable iPhone, Kindle, and laptop cases—handmade in Brooklyn, using recycled materials, and supporting artists like Kaitlyn Parker, whose work is shown here.
New Patty Griffin song.
A free, (mini) shipbuilding workshop taught by artist Eva Melas, on April 6, 1-4pm, in Red Hook's Waterfront Museum, for kids 5 and up.
Grand Central and the Hospital for Special Surgery: friends with benefits.
More on the 100-year-old terminal: What Gift for Grand Central Terminal would you give?
Where the new bike stations are projected to be.
The Wild Bird Fund, New York's only Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, holds their second annual gala, Keep New York City Wild, on Thursday, April 4, 6:30-9:30pm, at the Vanderbilt Mansion, 60 E. 93rd.
The AIPAD Photography Show is at the Park Avenue Armory, April 4-7.
We had recommended, in our recent Decorative Hardware article, myknobs; a dissenting view from a reader:
"Just a note to caution you and readers about myknobs. I was doing a whole house renovation and ordered knobs and pulls from the myknobs store on Long Island. When the order came it was short two knobs. As I said it was a whole house job—plumbing, heating, insulation, roofing, flooring, appliances, etc. I opened the box from myknobs when I got to that point in the kitchen. As it was after the return period, they refused to make good on the short order. They were within the letter of the law, but hardly the kind of service I would recommend to my fellow MUG readers."
In case you missed them, some MUG articles from the past month:
• The Woolworth Building
• Street Photography
• Cool Design
• La Boîte Biscuits & Spices
• Hump Day
And as March goes out like a good little lamb, a reminder that MUG has gone from ad-supported to reader-supported. If you haven't had a chance to support MUG, we hope you'll take a moment now.
skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious
Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.
fri-sat 7, 9:30pm: actors nick offerman (parks and recreation) and keith poulson, director bob byington, and composer chris baio (vampire weekend) are in person at select screenings of their new film, somebody up there likes me. bamcinématek, $13.
fri 8pm: sarah alden + the red hot rubies, tipsy oxcart, and hilary hawke play jalopy, $10
sun 12-6pm: nyc bhangra's 4th annual holi hai festival of colors features dance performances + lessons, henna tattoos, live music, food, more. dag hammarskjold park (east 47th st bet. 1st + 2nd aves), free.
sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: liam mceneaney hosts the 'tell your friends: spring fling!' comedy show with guests janeane garofalo, w. kamau bell, allison castillo, wyatt cenac, and musical guest a brief view of the hudson. the bell house's frontier room, $8 adv, $10 dos.
thru 4/3: we got your dragons right here: game of thrones: the exhibition features costumes, armor, weapons and more from the five houses: stark, baratheon, taragaryen, greyjoy and lannister. 3 w. 57th st (bet 5th + 6th aves), free.