Tuesday, June 1, 2010


By Polly Guerin

Life in the Big Apple is FREE as the breeze with sizzling summer diversions some FREE, other worth the price. Go to the West Side for Apollo I, head to Bryant Park for poetry and music, take in book signings. Keep your ‘cool’ and and never get bored. I guarantee it. Here’s the Scoop!!!
“27 Seconds,” at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, honors the heroes who died in the Apollo I explosion with a timeline of the different phases of America’s race to the Moon, a video of John F. Kennedy’s race to the moon speech and the role the USS Intrepid played while acting as a space capsule recovery ship. “27 Seconds,” represents the amount of time that passed from when the spark ignited the first to the final voice transmission of the Apollo I crew. Free with price of admission to the museum. Pier 86 (46th St. & 12th Ave.) http://www.intrepidmusuem.org/.
BRYANT PARK ‘Free as a Breeze’ gets you in the mood to hear some of the city’s best pianists tickle the ivories with some jazz, ragtime and summer favorites 12:30 to 2 p.m. Gather round the park’s custom-made piano at 42nd St. and 6th Ave. The Bryant Park Reading Room offers complimentary books, magazines and newspapers and is the host site for Word for Word presentations by authors and poets. For full listings and updates, visit http://www.brantpark.org.
“La Senora,” Andree Aelion Brooks, presents the incredible story of Donna Gracia Nasi, a l6th Century Jewish woman banker who developed an escape network that saved thousands of her fellow conversos from the terrors of the Inquisition. At The Brotherhood Synagogue, 28 Gramercy Park South, Sun. June 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $18 adults, $9 students. Tapas, Sangria and Music. 212.674.5750.
THE WEAVING is the story of Corrie ten Boom who courageously aided hundreds of Jews in escaping the Nazis during WWII, and brought hope into the darkness of the Ravensbruck Camp. Film June 13th, 7 p.m. only one night, at Alice Tully Hall. Tickets: 212.671.4050 or at the Box Office.
INDO-AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL presents Pepita’s Seth’s ‘Heaven on Earth,’ book launch of a photographic journey of the Universe of Kerala’s Guruvayur temple. Talk and slide show followed by Q&A and reception. Suggested donation $5. Rsvp: admin@iaac.us. Wed. June 2, 6-9 p.m., Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones St.
Ta Ta darlings!!! I’m taking myself to Word for Word to recite my own poetry “Broken Pieces,” which mends many of life’s dilemmas. Do be a good pet send fan mail to pollytalk@verizon.net; visit
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