leisure 05.12.08

Brain Food

Gardens, Elsewhere
Patricia Klindienst, author of American Book Award-winner The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic America, will be at the Tenement Museum Shop, 108 Orchard Street [Delancey] 212.982.8420, on Tuesday, 6:30pm. Ms. Klindienst will discuss models of local, sustainable, but often overlooked gardens, created by immigrant farmers.

Art and Science
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks will talk on the ways in which art and science intersect as part of Columbia's School of the Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition. Hear the great Doc at the Fisher Landau Center for Art, 38-27 30 Street, LIC, 718.937.0727, on May 15th, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Free.

Urban Planning
How urban spaces influence our daily experiences is the subject of the New School's Building the Modern City: The History of Urban Planning from 1850 to 1945. It's an online class taught by art historian Emily Bills, starts June 2nd, runs 9 weeks, and costs $540.

The Moon
If you missed it during its brief run in theaters, In the Shadow of the Moon is a thrilling documentary about NASA's Apollo missions. It's now available on Time Warner's Movies on Demand.

If you haven't overdosed by now on the primary season, catch the thoughts and humorous takes from the Countown to the Election panel at the 92nd St. Y, featuring Andy Borowitz, Jonathan Alter, Susie Essman, Calvin Trillin. Tuesday night, 8pm, $26.

Explorers Film Fest
On June 13th and 14th, the Explorers Club hosts their sixth annual film festival "celebrating the spirit of exploration."


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