Monday, July 2, 2012
ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON IN NYC(c) By Polly Guerin
MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING is one of New York’s hottest outdoor dance parties and you can join in and hardly pay anything at all. Just off the Lincoln Center Plaza at Damrosch Park kick up your heels to swing, Salsa, Bhangra, Tango and Cumbia. Live music and dancing sets stat at 7:30 to 8:30 and 9 to 10 pm. Don’t be shy about getting on the dance floor. Group dance lessons are held from 6:30 to 7:15. So grab a partner and get into the swing through July 14th at West 62nd St. between Columbus and Amsterdam Ave. Single Tickets $17. Call 212.721.6500.
RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL See Shakespeare outdoors for free at Castle Clinton in Battery Park. New York Classical Theater is performing “Twelfth Night” and invites the audience to move along with the action. The company specializes in ‘panoramic’ theater. So put on comfortable shoes and be ready to surround the actors as they perform this comedic tale of love, identity, separated twins, cross dress and really what else do you expect? That’s right a shipwreck. Through July 22.
ALIGHIERO BOETTI: GAME PLAN The Italian artist’s conceptual complexity starts with his sculptural objects made of everyday materials and postal and map works, creating imaginary places for people in his life. The Museum of Modern Art presents Boetti’s ideas about order and disorder, non-invention, and the way in which his work is concerned with world travel and time. Best known as one of the leading artists of the Arte Povera movement, Boetti worked in his hometown of Turin. Works on the second floor focus on Boetti’s embroidered pieces and women rugs. MOMA is a cool oasis in the city, 11 W. 53rd St.
MORGAN OPENS THE VAULT this summer for an exhibition of 29 exceptional items from its permanent collection, including its noted holdings of important American and range from Noah Webster’s Dictionary manuscript, to revealing letters by Ernest Hemingway and James Madison, to music manuscripts by Mozart, Debussy, Schubert, and Haydn. The items from American history were chosen with an eye toward celebrating the country’s achievements and struggles as the Fourth of July holiday approaches. The original manuscript of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, revels more overt homoerotic passages that were deleted before publication. Don’t forget to order the three-martini lunch in their dining room. It’s a real Lilliputian experience. The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave., at 36th St.
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