12 June 2007

Tuesdays with Morrie

  • The 29th Annual Museum Mile Festival is TODAY with more creativity than you can shake a stick at all concentrated in a festival on 5th Avenue (from 82nd Street to 105th Street). From the Met to El Museo del Barrio all museum admissions will be FREE. All of Fifth Avenue will be closed as well so you can wander around like a nut. Other museums involved in the day are: Goethe-Institut, Neue Galerie, Guggenheim, Cooper-Hewitt, National Academy Museum, The Jewish Museum and The Museum of the City of New York. In addition to museums, you'll find artists of all ages showing off their work in a pedestrian mall. A full list of this years events here. Some things to put on your checklist: the Met's newly-renovated Greek and Roman galleries and Neue Galerie's popular Van Gogh and Expressionism exhibit. City Guide suggests taking a bus up Madison Avenue to 104th Street, walking one block west to Fifth Avenue, and begin at El Museo del Barrio, then work your way down. The festival is this evening, June 12th from 6 to 9pm. Get your art on, people!

  • The venerable Prowler, which went into service during the Vietnam years to protect attack jets, is now being used for something far more mundane.These days, the Prowler focuses its jammers on signals from mobile phones and garage door openers that are used to remotely trigger roadside bombs in Iraq, the biggest killer of American troops. One of the Prowler pilots says it's hard to prove that a roadside bomb failed to explode because the aircraft jammed signals, but he says there's no doubt that fewer explosive devices go off when it flies by.

  • Rottweilers Rip Off the Ear of Long Island Man... awww, they were just hungy!

  • 208 Arrested at Puerto Rican Parade, more than in previous years and in spite of a lack of widespread mayhem at the sometimes rowdy event. Police said they made the arrests after advance reports that the Latin Kings were going to crash the parade by marching uninvited. All but 10 of those arrested were suspected gang members, police said."The parade organizers did not invite the Latin Kings, and they did not want them in the parade,'' said some cop.

  • Continuing the city's environmental kick, Bloomberg said that City Hall is planning to use solar power and cleaner-burning heating oil in municipal buildings. JETSON!

  • 3rd Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival --- on Thursday, June 21, at the Tobacco Warehouse, it's "Hip Hop Under the Bridge with Ralph McDaniels". Uncle Ralph will be video-DJing classic and new-school Hip Hop. The closing concert is an all-day affair, on Saturday, June 23, at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park... Ghostface Killah, Consequence, Large Professor, Sean P, Dres, Emily King, J.Period, Blitz The Ambassador, Print, and Kidz In The Hall will all be there. Tickets are required for those two events, but no tickets are needed for the June 14 showing of photography by David Alan Harvey at the Powerhouse Arena, and the June 22 screening of the influential 1982 film "Wild Style". Here be the flyer. HOLLA!

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