intersection 05.4.12

One Liners
the skint

At Eyebeam on May 15 and 16, Bella Gaia, violinist and director Kenji Williams' multimedia space flight around the earth, a collaboration with NASA.

Photos by Prabir Purkayastha of northern India at Tally Beck Contemporary.

Speaking (as we were) of Greenpoint, the delicious baked goods from Ovenly get their own shop at 31 Greenpoint Ave. [West St.] as of May 25.

The new Patrick Watson album, Adventures in Your Own Backyard, genius as always.

There's an overwhelming cumulative effective to The Atlantic's 20-part series from last year, World War II in Photos.

Want to help Central Park's Cleopatra's Needle get a much-needled makeover? It's one of 40 sites selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the top three vote-getters of the forty will each receive $250,000 for a reno; vote here (you can vote once daily until 5/21).

There's controversy about the NYPL's renovation plans; Sense & the City gives a feel for Sitting in the NY Public Library's Rose Main Reading Room here.

Comedy Night at Gotham Comedy Club, Monday, May 21, $20 plus 2-drink minimum—a benefit for The Toby Project, the great nonprofit spay/neuter initiative.

Rooftop Films opens for the season with This is What We Mean by Short Films, May 11, 8pm.

Via @lauratitia and @khoi: One of the best uses of a Twitter account ever: @CountVonCount

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.

sat 11am-5pm: etsy new york hosts the fourth annual spring handmade cavalcade, with 35 artisans, designers, and crafters selling everything from jewelry to housewares. bonus: the first 100 shoppers get a free goodie bag. littlefield, free entry.

1pm doors (race 6pm): embrace your southern gentlemen or belle during the bell house's epic annual kentucky derby party. $6 makers mark mint juleps, square dancing, prizes for best dressed/best hat, and live band karaoke. $10.

thru sun: bring your passion for food and books to the first nyc food book fair in the newly opened wythe hotel. panel topics include food + health, art, tech culture, cities, science, porn, more. $15/panel.

sat-sun: urban enthusiasts and passionate local residents lead 70+ free walks and bike rides across all five boroughs as part of the municipal art society's jane's walks, commemorating the legacy of urban activist jane jacobs. free (some require rsvp).

thru 5/10: enjoy free events and discounts while supporting local businesses that are ethical and sustainable during shop your values week


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