Monday, June 7, 2010
AL FRESCO ENTERTAINMENTS IN THE BIG APPLE (c) by Polly Guerin
Summertime and the living is easy and entertainment goes outdoors opening with The Edible Garden and ending with Poetry of Flowers, opens with live music in the MOMA Summer Garden to walking tours of Jackson Heights. Here’s the scoop!!!
EMILY DICKINSON’S GARDEN: The Poetry of Flowers comes to a close June 13th at The New York Botanical Garden where a replica of Emily’s personal garden and poetry posters throughout the pathways illustrate how plants and flowers influenced her poetry and writing. The Mertz Library gallery artifacts provide rare glimpse into Emily’s world.
THE EDIBLE GARDEN growing the preparing good food brings you locally grown, seasonal food with cooking demonstrations. Mario Batali is a headliner chef with cooking demonstrations. Festival weekend begins with Get Out and Grill, June 19-20, with a Sunday BBQ perfect for Father’s Day. Bronx River Parkway and Fordham Road, Bronx, New York. 718.817.8000. http://www.nybg.org/.
MUSIC FILLS THE SUMMER NIGHTS in MOMA’S Sculpture Garden, showcasing an international range of music FREE on four Sunday evenings beginning with musicians from the Juilliard School on July 11 and 25, and groups selected by Jazz at Lincoln Center on July 18 and August 1. Instrumentalists include the Don Byron Ivey-Divey Trio, led by the acclaimed clarinetist and saxophonist, and an impressive roster of composers from around the world. 11 W. 53 St. http://www.moma.org/.
CELEBRATE HISTORIC JACKSON HEIGHTS and take a self-guided tour of private interior gardens surrounded by 1920s-era garden apartments, only open to the public once a year, Saturday June 12th from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Visit nine gardens at your own pace, following a map included in your ticket. Pick up tickets $10 at the Community church, 81-10 35th Ave. on Sat. morning where a FREE slide lecture on the history of Jackson Heights is given 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Escorted walking tours of the Historic District 12 noon on Sunday, June 13th. 718.565.5344. http://www.jacksonheightsbeautifucationgroup.org/.
DRESSING THE SOUL, Mixing fashion and fine art, international artist Caterina Bertolotto shows her unique art dresses each inspired by a book bought at the East West Living bookstore. The event features nine handmade dresses with topics ranging from meditation to ecology. Each piece is full of depth, thoughtfulness, and whimsy. Artist’s reception is FREE to the public. 78 Fifth Ave., http://www.caterinabertolotto.com/.
Ta Ta darlings. You know I’ll be at Dressing the Soul, See You there!!! Looking for your fan mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Polly’s Blogs: http://www.awakenyoursleepingbeauty. blogspot.com; http://www.womendeterminedtosucceed.blogspot.com and for an inside track visit: http://www.newyork’shiddentreasures.blogspot.com.