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olive design 2nd Annual Lamp Salon, 10.29.06

Mary Van Vliet started olive design over 8 years ago after successful careers as a fabric designer and decorative painter. Her interior design business has grown organically, but rapidly. Her clients find out about her business through the glowing word of mouth recommendations of current clients. And once an olive design client always an olive design client.

Mary’s non-intimidating work style and highly competitive rates allow home owners to relax and enjoy the process of making their houses more beautiful, comfortable and functional. In addition to her interior design services, Mary also makes and sells her own private label lamps. Her one-of-a-kind creations have attracted a devoted following in her Brooklyn neighborhood. The designs range from the whimsical and funky to elegant vintage classics. See some of her work on her recently launched website at

On Sunday, October 29th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm come to the second Fall
olive design Lamp Salon located at 209 Westminster Road, Brooklyn, NY.

No matter what your decor or budget, olive design Lamps will brilliantly illuminate
your house, apartment or office. Over 100 lamps in every color, material, and size will be on display, ready to plug in and turn on. Let olive design
Lamps light up your life with style. Bring friends and neighbors, too! —Mary Kay Seery

Mary asked me to design her website and hooked me up with Bill Indursky of who put it all together. Bill designed a site for Clare Donahue of 121studio who I featured here on urbanseashell—a collection in August 2006.
Tell Mary I sent you and enjoy shopping.

Directions by train:

Q to Beverly Rd.,
Turn left out of train station.
Walk 4 blocks to Westminster Rd.
Make left on Westminster.
It’s the first house on the left #209.

Keep scrolling down for the rest of this weekend events. Enjoy!


featured weekend events—Oct. 27-29, from cityline to shoreline

A Children's Theatre Workshop Inc.

STAGES’ 12th Annual
Halloween Fundraising Bash!

Frankenstein Follies

The Ghoulishly Fun Musical Revue

STAGES, a Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc. is throwing the Halloween Bash you and your children won’t want to miss! The main event is Frankenstein Follies, a Halloween-themed musical review directed and choreographed by Helene Leonard. Frankenstein Follies, features all your favorite monsters and ghouls with a cast of forty-five local young performers.

There will be Halloween fun for young and old, including face painting, a "tattoo" parlor, a crazy fortune teller and a terrifyingly tasty treat bar for the scary sweet tooth in us all. Now returning for its twelfth year, this howling good time has become a favorite among the East End’s many Halloween events.
Join the fun at the
Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor
on Friday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28 at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 29 at 2:30 p.m.!
Tickets are $15,
which include the show and
the fun carnival bash immediately following the show.

Proceeds help support STAGES’ scholarship program

Seating is limited, so call now to reserve
your spot for this popular event.

For tickets call the Bay Street Theatre at 725-9500.
For more information call STAGES at 329-1420.


is returning by
popular demand on

Saturday, November 18 at
2:00 PM and 8:00 PM,
Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 PM.
Tickets are $12 for children (12 and under)
$15 for adults,
and are available now at the
Bay Street Theatre box office, 725-1579.

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details to follow

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Come in Costume

Free for all ages!

Saturday, October 28 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enter Central Park at 72nd Street
Call 311 or visit NYC.GOV/PARKS
for more info.

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Compliments of the NYC Department of
Parks & Recreation

October 27

October 29


events—evening of 10.25.06

The Tea House
7:30 pm Wednesday October 25th
143 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, New York


Stand-Up…a tea
Spoken word/poetry

Open mic opportunity
Sign-up 7pm

*Mature language & subject matter

Limited seating Call for reservation
D. Saraceno (914) 381-2947

Complimentary refreshments
Sponsored by: Mamaroneck village arts council

urbanseashell #4

Please join us for an Autumn In New York evening.

The Nora McCarthy Qu'ART'et
John diMartino - piano
David Ambrosia - bass
Reggie Nicholson - drums
Special Guest, Jorge Sylvester - alto saxophone

Original Compositions, Contemporary and Classic Jazz Standards.

8pm, 9:30pm, 11pm
No Cover

The Bacchus Room at BONA FIDES Restaurant
60 Second Avenue, NYC 10003
(Between 3rd & 4th St.)

"....A consummate musician and communicator whose richly seasoned sound possesses the earthiness of an early blues singer and the articulation, phrasing and timbre of the jazz trumpet. "




Reasonably Priced Menu and Lush Environment

"...McCarthy delivers with absolute clarity, adding engrossing touches to the melody lines but primarily constructing original versions of the tunes."

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Nora is a New York based singer and vocal improviser, composer, lyricist, poet, and actress. She has produced and released two CDs red&blue (1996) and A Small Dream In Red (2005). In addition to her Qu'ART'et, Nora leads and co-leads several music groups:
Conceptual Motion 20-piece Orchestra (which opened the VisionFestival X in 2005);
A Small Dream In Red -- Voice and Saxophone Duo; The ACE
(Afro-Caribbean-Experimental) Collective -- with alto saxophonist, Jorge Sylvester; and, the Beyond Words Voice and Bass Duo w/ Dominic Duval.

In addition, Nora hosts a monthly creative series at The Cornelia Street Cafe called "The Sidhe" -- People Of Peace, that features her various creative projects as well as some of New York's finest musicians, poets and visual artists. She participates in the annual Charlie Parker Festival held at The Gathering of the Tribes Gallery founded by Steve Cannon. Her various musical groups can be heard at many jazz and creative venues throughout New York City. Ms. McCarthy teaches privately and conducts workshops in vocal improvisation and assists master conductor Lawrence D. 'Butch' Morris with the Chorus of Poets and has been a participant of the Chorus since early 2005.

An innovator and song stylist, Nora combines an innate sense of harmony and phrasing with an astute understanding of sound, abstract form and design making her a leader in vocal improvisation today.

"...Her shaping of pitch often foregoes the fluid note-bending of the jazz singer in favor of the full press of a sculptor's touch against viscous clay."


Stay tuned for details on upcoming events

The Nora McCarthy Qu'ART'et
New York, NY

Stand-Up…a tea at the Tea House
Wednesday, October 25th
Mamaroneck, New York

Olive Design 2nd Fall Lamp Salon!
Sunday, October 29th
Brooklyn, NY

STAGES A Children’s Theatre Workshop
Friday - Sunday, October 27-29
Southampton, NY