leisure 05.1.09


HomeBase IV New York – An Exploration of Home

From May 9th-24th, in a vacant medical center, ten international artists create site-specific installations on the theme of 'home'. That's a dryish description for an event that has a lot of interesting facets. Details.

House Tours
Sun 5/3 Clinton Hill
Sun 5/3 Greenwich Village
Sat 5/9 Brooklyn Heights
Sun 5/17 Park Slope
Thru 5/17 Kips Bay Decorator Show House
Sun 5/31 Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Sun 6/14 Mount Morris Park
Sun 6/14 Flatbush

[Pictured: Edward Hopper's Studio, part of the Greenwich Village House tour]

Renowned treehouse authority and author Pete Nelson has a followup to The Treehouse Book called New Treehouses of the World. Even if you've never spent more than a nanosecond thinking about treehouses, this is a very cool book.

[Our main image today is from the Brooklyn Heights House Tour, photo by Peter Pierce]

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.

anti-lgbt (but closeted) pols indicted in doc 'outrage.' tff screening, discussion @ dga, $10 [fri 8pm] >>

penfest's daylong, star-studded harold pinter tribute, incl. 7 screenings @ cuny, free [sat 11am-9pm] >>

$25 = unltd. hi-end franks, beer… prosecco!? @ hot dog hootenanny, astor center [sun 3-6pm] >>

try the metropolitan opera's streaming audio/video library for free (200+ performances) [fri-sun] >>

cherry blossom festival (music! anime! kimonos!) @ brooklyn botanic garden, $8-12 [sat-sun 10am-6pm] >>


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