May 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
Bill Clinton spoke at yesterday’s NYU Commencement on behalf of the honorary degree recipients of 2011. I resented every cheer when the sun came out, since it was so miserable last year. (Not including Alec Baldwin.) 30 Rock is great, as is Jack Donaghy, but ever since I learned that Harvard gets Amy Poehler, as well as an actual important person (the Liberian president), I’ve been wondering (for the first time) why more schools can’t be more like Harvard. Clinton’s speech was impressive, in any case. I wasn’t even graduating and I felt inspired.
May 2, 2011 § 1 Comment
The Tribeca Film Festival hosted a street fair in Tribeca last Saturday and despite my inability to relate to children (which I was told there would be a lot of), I signed up to volunteer. Thankfully, I got stuck monitoring the most colorful and acrobatic event of the day, where I just had to shoo kids away from the edge of the performance space and spend the rest of the time watching aerial acrobatics from Cirque-Tacular, a New York-based circus talent agency.
April 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
This past Saturday was the last day to get free admission before the cherry blossom festival next weekend, when admission will be $15. I’ve missed the cherry blossoms every year for the past two years at least and I wanted to get my chance before they disappeared. It turns out that I may have jumped the gun and went too early this time, so here are some pictures of tulips and magnolias instead. Presumably free admission on Saturday mornings will resume on the first Saturday in May and I can get my long-awaited look at the cherry blossoms then.
April 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
October 11, 2010 § Leave a comment
The 2010 Conflux Festival celebrated urban exploration and expression through artist performances and installations, including sound collages from Brooklyn-based musician Matthew Brennan (Decrepit Jaw), a participatory art project by Nathaniel Lieb and Sarah Nelson Wright (Six Degrees of Attachment), percussion on fire escapes and a life-size board game from performance artist Ryan Brennan.