Monday, April 18, 2011


Cultural diversity, Live Out Loud, headlines events in the Big Apple this week with Art and Antique dealers salute to animals, April is Poetry Month and a vicarious trip to Vienna 1900. Only in New York my friends, only in New York. Here’s the Scoop!!! ART AND ANTIQUE DEALERS LEAGUE OF AMERICA Immerse yourself in one of the most exciting new fine art and antiques shows which offers every collecting taste from antiquities through the 20th Century at all prices. Of special interest is the selection of animal-motif fine and decorative arts set aside to benefit the ASPCA on opening night. The lecture program includes Architecture for Animals: Menageries and Aviaries in the 18th and 19th Centuries, by Tim Knox, director of the Sir John Soane Museum in London, as well as decorating talk by the always-entertaining Mario Buatta, the beloved “Prince of Chintz.” Park Avenue Armory, 67th St. and Park. Visit Gen. Adm $20, 5-day pass $40. LIVE OUT LOUD Celebrating ten years of supporting and inspiring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Live Out Loud celebrates its Tenth Annual Young Trailblazers Benefit Gala, on April 25th at The Times Center in New York City with host actor Michael Urie at the podium. Live Out Loud, a non-profit founded by Leo Preziosi, presents programs workshops and panels at high schools and colleges. The Homecoming Project, a grassroots initiative brings successful gay adults to their high schools to share their stories with today’s students. Honorees include fashion designer, Ralph Rucci, Hal Rubenstein, fashion director InStyle; theater producer Daryl Roth and others. Tickets start at $125. Contact 212.228.7446, ext 15 or visit CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Call up your muse and write a poem. National Poetry Month instituted in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets brings poetry to wider public attention through readings workshops and other events. More than 40 American men and women of verse are represented, along with a one-liner quote such as Langston Hughes’ “My soul has grown deep like the rivers.” In the American Poet’s Corner at St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side. Edgar Allan Poe lived in New York on West Third Street when “The Raven” was published. Chick on the link for Polly’s poetry: VIENNA 1900: STYLE AND IDENTITY A time and place of incredible richness “Vienna 190—its intellectual strength, its sensuality and it emotional directness—is the core of the Neue Galerie New York’s exhibition featuring more than 250 paintings, sculpture, works on paper, fashion and decorative art objects. Highlights include the painting Hope II (Vision) by Gustav Klimt and decorative works by Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos and other notables. 1048 Fifth Ave. at 86th St. Film showing includes A Woman’s Pale Blue handwriting (105 min) on Mon, April 25 and May 2 Free of charge at 4pm in CafĂ© Fledermaus. Ta Ta darlings!!! I hope to see you at Live Out Loud on Monday, April 25th. Fan mail welcome: To access Polly’s Blogs go to and in the right hand column click on the link to the Blog of your interest.

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