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NOW - Apr 30, 2017

$35K in Prizes for Mangia's 35 Years

A family business opened in 1981, Mangia transformed the New York lunch scene by being one of the first to offer fresh, artisanal ingredients and a farm-to-table menu comprised of rustic, delicious Italian fare.

To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Mangia invites New Yorkers to join a social media photo contest. For your chance to win, follow @mangia_nyc on Twitter and Instagram and share your Mangia food snapshot through April 30, 2017 with the hash tag #Mangia35. The 100 best pictures chosen will win a $350 Mangia gift card to be redeemed by December 31, 2017 in any Mangia store.

NOW - Apr 29, 2017

MÖNSTER OUTSIDE featuring Sidra Bell Dance New York at Baruch Performing Arts Center

Sidra Bell Dance New York joins forces with innovative Swedish composer Per Störby and the critically acclaimed New Tide Orquesta, in collaboration with vocalist Joseph Keckler and Visual Relief (projection mapping) to present MÖNSTER OUTSIDE, a flexibly voyeuristic discourse about the nature of outliers in contemporary society. Also featuring the return of Unidentifiable; Bodies (2015).

April 27 – 29, (April 27 @ 7pm, 28 & 29 @ 8pm)
Tickets: General Admission $36, Students with ID $16
Tickets by phone: 212-352-3101.

For more complete information and ticket link,click here.

Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave. (enter on 25th St. between Third and Lexington Avenues)

Transportation: Subway – 6 train at 23rd St., Bus – SBS M23 at Third Ave., M101, M102 or M103 at 23rd St.

May 2, 2017

Intersections Speaker Series: Access to Capital for Small Businesses with NYCSBS & TD Bank

Save the Date!

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District, in partnership with TD Bank, will present an Access to Capital for Small Business breakfast as part of its popular Intersections Speaker Series on Tuesday, May 2. The free event will feature a presentation by the Director, NYC Business Solutions, Vivek Jayaraman. NYC Business Solutions is a program of the New York City Department of Small Business Services.

Jayaraman will provide an overview of NYC Business Solution’s full suite of free services, designed for businesses of all stages, sectors, and needs, specifically focusing on identifying access to capital and services needed.

Jayaraman will be followed by Steven Garibell, Vice President at TD Bank, who will walk small business owners through what they can expect when applying for financing.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
260 Park Avenue South at 21st Street

RSVP by May 1, 2017
via Eventbrite or by calling (212) 741-2323.

May 3, 2017

Pen + Brush

Pen and Brush Presents…Judith Kerman, Eleanor Lerman, Soham Patel, and Ada Smailbegovic May 3, 7-9 p.m.

Pen and Brush Presents… is a reading series curated by Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors do in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself, by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” will feature readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.

Join us for our May reading, featuring the following writers and presses:

Judith Kerman retired in 2011 as Professor Emerita of English from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, where she taught creative writing, literature and electronic media. She has published nine collections of poems, most recently Aleph, broken: Poems from My Diaspora (Broadstone Books, 2016) and three collections of translations. She was a Fulbright scholar in the Dominican Republic in 2002. She is founder/publisher of Mayapple Press in Woodstock, NY, and founding editor of Earth's Daughters, thought to be the oldest feminist literary magazine still publishing.

Earth's Daughters is a feminist literary and arts periodical published in Buffalo, N.Y. We believe E.D. to be the oldest extant feminist arts periodical, having been published continuously since 1971. Today, it is edited by Kastle Brill, Jennifer Campbell, Joyce Kessel, Janna Willoughby-Lohr, and ryki zuckerman.

Although E.D. does publish work by men, our focus is the experience and creative expression of women, and from all contributors we require technical skill and artistic intensity, as evidenced in the work we have published by Denise Levertov, Lyn Lifshin, Marge Piercy, Diane diPrima, Janine Pommy Vega, Susan Fantl Spivack, and the list goes on. We also publish many "unknown" poets, writers and artists, and therefore welcome submissions from new writers.

To read a full introduction to Earth’s Daughters, please visit our website

Eleanor Lerman, who lives in New York, is the author of numerous award-winning collections of poetry, short stories, and novels. She is a National Book Award finalist, the recipient of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2016, her novel, Radiomen, was awarded the John W. Campbell Prize for the Best Book of Science Fiction. Her next novel, The Stargazer's Embassy, will be published by Mayapple Press in the summer of 2017.

Mayapple Press celebrates literature that is both challenging and accessible: poetry that transcends the categories of "mainstream" and "avant-garde"; women's writing; the Great Lakes/Northeastern culture; the immigrant experience; poetry in translation; science fiction poetry. The Press was founded by Judith Kerman in 1978 in Buffalo, NY, but soon relocated to Ann Arbor, MI. After publishing two poetry chapbooks and a crafts book, the Press was dormant until 1992, when Kerman was back in Michigan after living in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Press has produced more than 110 titles, the majority single-author poetry collections but also short fiction, novels, memoirs, translations of poetry and short fiction, poetry anthologies and a few hard-to-categorize titles. Mayapple Press is proudly independent and largely self-funded. Our authors include Allison Joseph, Eleanor Lerman, Judith Minty, Judith McCombs, Toni Ortner, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Hilma Contreras, Susana Case, Toni Mergentime Levi, Johanny Vasquez Paz, William Heyen, Carlos Matos, Conrad Hillbery, Eric Torgersen, Nola Garrett, Steven Lewandowski.

Soham Patel is a Kundiman fellow. Her chapbooks and nevermind the storm and New Weather Drafts are available from Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. She studies Creative Writing in the PhD Program at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where she also serves as a poetry editor for cream city review.

Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs publishes poetic works: subtle and intense forms of public exchange and autonomous expressions—dynamic in awareness—luminous in form. Emphasis: diversity and interconnection—social, cultural, environmental and aesthetic.

Ada Smailbegović was born in Sarajevo and now resides in the triangular movement between New York, Vancouver and Providence. She studied biology and literature at UBC, completed a PhD in Poetry and Poetics from NYU and is now an Assistant Professor of English at Brown University. Her writing explores relations between poetics, non-human forms of materiality, and histories of description. She is a co-founder of The Organism for Poetic Research. Critical and poetic work includes Avowal of What Is Here (JackPine Press 2009), Of the Dense and Rare (Triple Canopy 2013), “Some Disordered Interior Geometries” (Reanimation Library; The Volta 2015), “Cloud Writing” (Art in the Anthropocene 2015), and an article on animal architecture and the affective ethology of Monk Parakeets (Angelaki 2015). She is currently at work on a critical-theoretical book Poetics of Liveliness and a poetry chapbook The Scarlet Letter: or (On Waiting) is forthcoming this month from DoubleCross Press.

DoubleCross Press is a publisher of handmade books of poetry and poetics. With an eye toward artist book studio practices and spaces, and toward the materials and structures of contemporary and historic hand-bookmaking, we produce physical manifestations of our writers' language. We publish poetry chapbooks, essays on book arts and book culture, poetry journals, and other materials exploring the boundaries of poetry, poetics, and artist books. Founded in 2008 in Tuscaloosa, AL, DoubleCross Press has also lived in Minneapolis, MN and, now, in Brooklyn, NY. It is run by MC Hyland, Anna Gurton-Wachter, and Jeff Peterson.

Kate Angus is a founding editor of Augury Books. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Awl, Best New Poets 2010 and Best New Poets 2014. Her poetry collection, So Late to the Party, was published by Negative Capability Press in 2016. The event is free and open to the public; RSVPs to RSVP@penandbrush.org are encouraged but not required.

May 3, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Alexander String Quartet at Baruch Performing Arts Center

The world-renowned Alexander String Quartet returns to BPAC for two completely different evenings of Mozart chamber masterpieces with guest pianist Joyce Yang. Celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2016, the Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles.

“Dream-come-true performances” –The Boston Globe

“It was a performance that made one live through the music” – The Guardian

May 3 & 5 @ 7:30pm.
General Admission: $36, Students with ID $16.
Tickets by phone: 212-352-3101.
For more complete information and a link to tickets, click here.

Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave. (enter on 25th St. between Third and Lexington Avenues)

Transportation: Subway – 6 train at 23rd St., Bus – SBS M23 at Third Ave., M101, M102 or M103 at 23rd St.

May 4, 2017 - May 5, 2017
Camera Buyback

Used Photography Equipment Buyback Event at Foto Care
Foto Care Retail

Sell your used photography equipment at Foto Care!

On May 4-5, Justin Camp (formally with KEH Camera, now with US Camera Pro) will be at Foto Care buying used cameras and equipment. Receive cash for your old gear, or opt for getting 10% more money back as Foto Care store credit!

Email Justin for any questions or to receive a quote.

Bring your used digital cameras, film cameras, lenses, and accessories. Your gear will be evaluated on the spot. Bring your used equipment, leave with cash!

Thursday, May 4th: 11 am - 7 pm
Friday, May 5th: 9 am - 5 pm