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cityline to shoreline events—october & november

Halloween Haunted Walk & Carnival
Saturday, October 25, 12 - 3 p.m.
Prospect Park Is Haunted!

The beloved Halloween Haunted Walk is back and scarier than ever! Lurking high on Lookout Hill are zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, good and bad witches, and other creepy characters. Visitors brave enough to experience this harrowing hike should head to Lookout Hill. The Halloween Haunted Walk is suitable for young children accompanied by parents/guardians or older siblings.

There’s also a carnival on the Nethermead featuring all kinds of fun, games, seasonal treats, and a puppet parade. Begin at Prospect Park Southwest and 16th St. The Haunted Walk and Carnival is open to all and completely free of charge.

Click here to see the
on our Interactive Map.

The Haunted Walk takes place on Saturday only, but there are great Halloween events taking place throughout the Park all weekend long:

• Creepy Crawly Halloween at the Audubon Center
• Scary Stories from the Past and Halloween crafts at Lefferts Historic House
• Haunted Carousel rides
• Boo at the Zoo

Don't forget to join the fun at
the Bay Street Theatre, in Sag Harbor
this weekend for
Frankenstein Follies
The Ghoulishly Fun Musical Revue
Stages’ 14th Annual Halloween Bash!
Saturday, October 25th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 26th at 2:00 p.m.

Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc.
is throwing the Halloween Bash
you and your children won’t want to miss!
Tickets are $15, which include the show and
the fun carnival bash immediately following the show.
Call the Bay Street Theatre box office at 631-725-9500.
For more information call Stages at 631-329-1420.

Great Halloween Party in Central Park
Saturday, October 25, 2008
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This annual event will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 3-8 p.m. and all proceeds from the event will benefit Camp Sunshine, a national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their family.
This year's Pumpkin Festival is gearing up to be the best yet, with exciting activities for all ages, including: Scarecrow Design Competition - Bethesda Fountain

Citytech's Theaterworks Presents:
Gravesend Inn - A Haunted Hotel
October 25, 2008 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Theatreworks' high-tech haunted hotel, the Gravesend Inn, returns again this year! Produced by Theatreworks, City Tech's resident theatrical troupe with design, construction, and operating support provided by students and faculty of the College’s nationally unique Entertainment Technology Department, this theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children and adults alike since 2001.

Performances will be held on the following dates and times:
Saturday, October 25, 6 - 9 p.m.
Thursday, October 30, 1 - 5 p.m., 6 - 9 p.m.
Friday, October 31, 1 - 5 p.m., 6 - 9 p.m.
Admission: $6 for adults, $4 for students with ID. For more information and to make a reservation please call 718-260-5592.

Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary St.), Downtown Brooklyn

Travel Directions
Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall; A, C, F to Jay Street-Borough Hall.

plus special guest readers and
Saco Yasuma on sax at
Cafe Largo
Sunday Oct. 26th 4-6 PM

This reading is part of the amazing River View Players Sunday Series. The afternoon will be hosted by Laurence Holder. Please join members EJ Antonio, RH Douglas and Golda Solomon of WOMENWRITEnyc along with Saco Yasuma, sax and special guest readers JohnMichael, Elizabeth Lara and Natalie Facey at Café Largo , Sunday Oct 26th.
Café Largo is a hip bistro catering to our literary tastes. Sip a glass of wine as you listen to some of the best ‘words to be heard’. Golda Solomon will be reading some new work in this welcoming atmosphere.

"E.J. Antonio's poetry speaks in rhythm to the blues and jazz with fierce grace." — Brant Lyon

"Poet Solomon...Think of it as Jack Kerouac revisiting the Mile High City and grabbing a sandwich at the New York Deli while in town." — Norman Provizer,
Rocky Mountain News

Ms. Yasuma’s hallmark is taking the audience on a journey that is stimulated by surprising touches that keep the listener perked and alert for what is coming up next.” — The New Times Holler!
Cafe Largo
3387 Broadway
btwn 137th and 138th Street, Manhattan
Take the #1 Train to 135th Street stop

Sunday, 10.26
Ragamuffin Halloween Parade, presented by the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, beginning at 1pm. Young and old alike love this Halloween parade! Meet on the North end of Main Street in front of BookHampton. For more information, please call 725-0011 or e-mail

Friday, 10.31

1st Annual Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Costume Contest
October 31st
4:00 Free Photos by Roberto Falck Photograpy
4:30-4:55 Contest Registration
5:00-6:00 Costume Contest

We've got a Costume Contest for big and little kids! There are a load of categories to choose from, so get out your thinking caps and get started making your homemade costumes. Winners will be presented with a winner's banner to carry at the beginning of the Parade.

Costume Categories and Sponsors
Here are the Contest Rules

The Park Slope Halloween Parade!
6:30 Start Time,
Park Slope Brooklyn, NY
all ghouls and goblins gather at 7th Ave and 12th Street .
the starting point (continuing to Union Street),
but don't rush down to join at the beginning or you'll miss the best parts!

This year's parade will feature large-scale puppets built by the Park Slope Parents' Puppet Team with the help of Theresa Linnihan from the Puppeteer's Coooperative. Make way for these new additions and join the parade at the back so you can see it all before participating in the biggest childen's parade in the United States!

Halloween Pumpkin Trail, featuring Safe Trick-Or-Treating at Village Businesses. Look for the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce Pumpkin in Store Windows, and be sure to say "Trick Or Treat !!!" The Pumpkin Trail will run from 2pm-5pm, (or until the candy runs out!) Make sure to visit shops ON and OFF Main Street, including Long Wharf, Bay Street, Division Street, Long Island Avenue, Washington Street, and more! There are more shops there than you think!


Film director Mira Nair and author Suketu Mehta, two of the most prominent Indo-American cultural figures, will discuss their work and their perspectives on contemporary Bombay and New York City, in a special program presented in collaboration between Museum of the Moving Image and the Mahindra Indo-American Film Festival. The event, Bombay/NY: An Evening with Mira Nair and Suketu Mehta, will take place on Friday, November 7, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at The Times Center in Manhattan. The evening will include a conversation moderated by the Museum’s Chief Curator David Schwartz, a screening of Nair’s short film Migration, and a reading by Mehta.

Modern Bombay, home to twenty million, is one of the world’s most vibrant urban centers. Its official name is Mumbai, but as author Suketu Mehta writes, the city has "multiple aliases, as do gangsters and whores." Bombay, and its relationship to New York, will be the focus of this lively evening. Mira Nair’s acclaimed films include
The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding, and Salaam Bombay! Mehta, who was born in Calcutta and raised in Bombay and New York, is the author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found. The two are collaborating on several film projects. Nair’s short film Migration (2007, 18 mins.), starring Sameera Reddy and Irrfan Khan, looks at AIDS as a class leveler in modern society by following its transmission through interweaving stories linking urban and rural India. Mehta will read from Maximum City.

The program is part of the Mahindra Indo-American Film Festival, November 5-9, presented by the Indo-American Arts Council. The festival features New York and US premieres of independent Indian and diaspora films, panel discussions, and special events. For more information and a full schedule, visit

Tickets for
Bombay/NY: An Evening with Mira Nair and Suketu Mehta are $15 Museum and Indo-American Arts Council members / Free for Sponsor-level members and above / $25 non-members. Order tickets online at or by phone at 718.784.4520.

The Times Center
242 West 41 Street, Manhattan

About Museum of the Moving Image
Museum of the Moving Image advances the public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. It does so by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts; screening significant films and other moving-image works; presenting exhibitions of artifacts, artworks, and interactive experiences; and offering educational and interpretive programs to students, teachers, and the general public. Construction is currently underway on a major expansion of the Museum, designed by architect Thomas Leeser. The project entails a complete renovation of the existing first floor and construction of a three-story addition housing a new theater, screening room, galleries, and a multi-classroom education center. The Grand Opening of the expanded Museum is scheduled for winter 2009-10.

About Indo-American Arts Council
The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) is a 501©3 not-for-profit arts organization passionately dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of Indian artists in the performing arts, visual arts, and literary arts. The MIAAC Film Festival, founded in the aftermath of 9/11, provides South Asian independent and diaspora filmmakers with an exclusive, quality platform to showcase their creative talents, builds an awareness of these films in North America, and actively encourages industry professionals to view, distribute, buy these films.



As Election Day nears, veterans are coming home to face continuing battles: PTSD, recurring nightmares, job loss, and other traumas. Many are getting lost in the VA system as they struggle to earn the right to financial compensation for their life-long mental and physical scars, while others are becoming political advocates in their own right, fighting for the future of servicemen and women across the country. Some would even choose to return to Iraq, eager to continue to serve their country, even though they have suffered enormously in war.

Now's your LAST CHANCE to hear the true stories from 17 soldiers who fought in Iraq, brought to life in Temple University's acclaimed production of "In Conflict". Their experiences are complex, compelling and real. The play will change the way you think about war.

Damon Williams as Herold Noel


BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Call 212-352-3101 or click HERE!

"SOBER and very AFFECTING. It's this double layer of RAWNESS -- untried actors trying to make sense of the feelings of untried soldiers -- that gives In Conflict its particular BITING POIGNANCY." -Ben Brantley, New York Times

"STUNNING DRAMA!" -Associated Press



"SOBER and very AFFECTING. It's this double layer of RAWNESS -- untried actors trying to make sense of the feelings of untried soldiers -- that gives In Conflict its particular BITING POIGNANCY." -Ben Brantley, New York Times

"STUNNING DRAMA!" -Associated Press



THE ARACA GROUP, in association with
NAKED ANGELS production of


Whole Foods, Edie Brickell and mini-hot dogs abound in this dark and twisted new comedy, in which a seemingly ordinary boy's night out turns sour for two friends when a stranger forces them to delineate the boundaries between loyalty, conviction and betrayal.

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$39.50 All Performances!
Performance Schedule: Mon - Thu 8, Friday 7 & 10, Sat 3 & 8.

The Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street

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$39.50 with discount code FRIENDS39

"Fault Lines crackles with terrific dialogue, expertly delivered."
-- The New York Post

"A play that will have spectators literally gasping as surprise succeeds surprise."
-- Theatermania

"Belber's riveting play defies expectations at every turn."
-- Curtain Up

-- The New York Times

"Slick and entertaining"
--The New Yorker


Moving Image Source; The Drawing Center and Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc.

First Person Plural: The search for happiness in Mike Leigh's comedies of manners
By Michael Atkinson
Mike Leigh didn't exactly rescue British cinema in the Thatcher ice age—Greenaway, Ivory, Jordan, Frears, and Loach had all recently crafted global profiles by the time Leigh busted out in 1988, with High Hopes—but then as now, it certainly seems as if he had. Suddenly, here was a distinctively English voice, as genuine as recorded chatter at a Croydon bus stop, and yet outrageously expressive and lampoon-ist (let's call it comic post-realism), infused with a jocular sympathy and microscopically focused on the lost fringe lives of modern lower-to-middle-class Londoners. Read more

The Intimate Gaze: A tribute to Paul Newman—the neglected filmmaker

By Miguel Marias
Much has been written about the late Paul Newman’s blue eyes. But it's strange that his way of looking at people and things through the camera aroused so little interest during his lifetime. Newman directed officially six features from 1968 to 1987, which implies that he stayed inactive behind the camera for the last 21 years of his life. Read more

Oliver Stone: A series of four video essays

By Kevin B. Lee and Matt Zoller Seitz
Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic W., which opened October 17, is his latest foray in a genre that has yielded some of his most memorable work: the political biography. The four Stone films examined in this series of video essays—Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Nixon, and Alexander—dramatize conflicted relationships between highly driven individuals, their heroic ideals, and their service to the nation-state.

Arsenic and Apple Pie: Patriotism and propaganda in Born on the Fourth of July

Unreliable Narratives: JFK and the power of counter-myth

Fear and Self-Loathing: Nixon and the unmaking of a president

Empire of the Sun: War and civilization in Alexander, and an epilogue on W.

Moving Image Source is Museum of the Moving Image’s website devoted to the history of film, television, and digital media. The site features original writing by critics and scholars, an international calendar of retrospectives and gallery exhibitions, and a regularly updated guide to online research resources.

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The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM;
Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM

Upcoming Public Programs October 20, 2008

Gallery Talk with Brett Littman & Evan Snyderman: Tuesday, 10/21 at 6:30 pm

Exhibition curator and Executive Director Brett Littman will discuss
the legacy of architect and designer Greta Magnusson Grossman
with Evan Snyderman, Co-Principal of R 20th Century Design.

Grossman (1906-1999) was the first woman in Sweden to win a prestigious government-sponsored award for design. Upon moving to the United States, she settled in Southern California where she immediately found work as a designer of furniture and lighting. Grossman's designs were featured prominently in trade periodicals and won critical recognition, including MoMA's prestigious "Good Design" award. Her studio practice thrived and, eventually, she built and developed a number of houses which she outfitted with her own furnishings, textiles, and ceramics. Today, only seven of these historic houses remain.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this remarkable and
pioneering architect and industrial designer!

Artist Talk with Adam Helms: Wednesday, 10/22 at 6:30pm

The Drawing Center's Artist Talks present leading contemporary artists in conversation with our curators. Tonight, Adam Helms, a New York-based artist, will discuss his practice with Executive Director Brett Littman. Helms works in a variety of media including drawing, sculpture, and silkscreen. His subject matter often draws upon his fascination with guerrilla warfare, militias, and the ethos of the American past and present. Adam Helms received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from Yale University. His work was recently the subject of a solo exhibition at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art.

Gallery Talk with Rirkrit Tiravanija: Thurday, 10/23 at 6:30 pm
Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija will discuss his practice and the
Demonstration Drawings with curator João Ribas.

Rirkrit Tiravanija: Demonstration Drawings, currently on view in the Main Gallery
through November 6, presents over 200 works on paper from the artist-s ongoing series of commissioned drawings derived from photographs of demonstrations published in the International Herald Tribune. Learn more about this project as well as other ongoing works by Tiravanija.

Family Art Workshop: Saturday, 11/1 at 10:30 am
Families are invited to spend the morning learning about Greta Magnusson Grossman and creating their own designs. Geared to children ages 5 to 8 and their parents, this workshop will engage audiences in a discussion and hands-on art-making activity. Advance reservations are requested, but not required. Please RSVP by emailing us or calling 212-219-2166 x119 no later than Friday, October 31.

View our Opening Reception pictures on flickr

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Frankenstein Follies
The Ghoulishly Fun Musical Revue
Stages’ 14th Annual Halloween Bash!

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 fifty-four 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 thirteenth year, Frankenstein Follies has become a favorite on the East End.

Dracula (Brandon Murtagh)

We’ve added a show!
Join the fun at the Bay Street Theatre on
Friday, October 24th at 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday, October 25th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.,
and Sunday, October 26th at 2:00 p.m.

Frankenstein (Craig Connors)

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 buy
your ticket for this popular event.

Call the Bay Street Theatre box office at 631-725-9500.
For more information call Stages at 631-329-1420.