Monday, May 17, 2010


By Polly Guerin Tra, la la...
Shall we two go walking together through bucolic rustic retreats, visit the Red Mill, view Muslim culture and Go-Green with Eco Fashion all in one week? Only in New York my friends, Only in New York. Here's the scoop!!!

THE ART AND POETRY OF NATURE exhibition at The Morgan Library and Museum takes us down scenic vistas, winding paths, bucolic meadows and rustic retreats through
magnificent prints and drawings by European and American landscape artists, including massive works by J.M.W.Turner, John Ruskin, William Wordsworth and other leaders in the Romantic Movement. The image here “View of the Welbeck Estate,” by Humphry Repton, the leading landscape architect of his time draws us in with picturesque scenery. On view May 21-Aug. 29. 225 Madison Ave., at 36th St. Free on Fridays 7 to 9 p.m.
THE RED MILL operetta written by Victor Herbert with a libretto by Henry Blossom is a jolly production by the Light Opera of New York (LOONY) at The Players Club, 15 Gramercy Park South at 20th St., this Thursday, May 20 at 8 p.m. In a village in Holland, two American Vaudevillians are stranded penniless in the little Red Mill inn. Trying to sneak out they are thrown into jail but the merry madcap adventure manages to deliver love and riches with disguises and all sorts of jolly good fun with singers Leslie Middlebrook and Lee Moore in the cast.
Telephone: 212.249.9470.
SOCIAL DRAMAS AND SHIMMERING SPECTACLES, Muslim Cultures of Bombay Cinema at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre includes 14 films that explore the rich influence of Muslim cultural and social traditions on Bombay cinema in a range of breathtaking artistic spectacles from magnificence and melodramas to New Wave reinvention. Three series package $24 for general public, $18 IAAC members.
ECO-FASHION: GOING GREEN at The Museum at FIT explores fashion’s relationship with the environment and refers to the work of designers who use, produce and/or promote sustainable, ethical and environmentally-conscious products. It shows each stage of fashion production and how it has environmental consequences. On view examples include the earliest object a silk brocade gown, circa 1790, was painstakingly woven on hand looms and then there is Xuly-Bet’s ensemble of multicolor sweaters, circa 1994. FREE Tues-Sat. 7th Ave. at 27th Street.
Ta Ta darlings, I’m off to see the Red Mill at the Players…hope you can join me. Fan mail to: Visit Polly’s Blogs at: including amazingartdecodivas, thefashionistorian, and awakenyoursleeping beauty.

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