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Acclaimed Broadway Technical Director, Neil Mazzella Provides Rare Glimpse of How the Mechanics of a Broadway Show WorkPresented by The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
As part of the 2014 General Society Labor, Literature and Landmark Lectures, Broadway Technical Director, Neil Mazzella will be the next speaker in Labor: Behind the Scenes lectures on Tuesday March 22nd at 6.30pm at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. Tony Award- winning Broadway Technical Director, Neil A. Mazzella, founder, leader, and chairman of Hudson Scenic Studio is renowned “as a builder of Broadway’s world from Chicago to Spamalot” (The New York Times).
One of the world's most precious resources is at risk. Featuring Vandana Shiva and some of the greatest Seed Keepers of our time, this timely and emotionally moving film illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all of our food: SEEDS. Join us for this special Earth Day screening with a Q&A and informal seed swap to follow. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
PASSIVE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS ANHD's 2014 CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS IN GREEN AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRODUCTION AND PRESERVATIONPresented by ASSOCIATION FOR NEIGHBORHOOD & HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
DEVELOPING, MANAGING & MAINTAINING YOUR HOUSING PORTFOLIO: Best Practices in Green Housing Development, Asset & Property Management and Facility Maintenance of Affordable Multi-Family Housing. The classes in this popular training series are geared for developers, owners, project managers, building managers, superintendents, maintenance & back office staff of nonprofit housing agencies that develop, manage and maintain affordable housing, with an emphasis on energy-efficient management, conservation and reducing operating costs. The course will be presented by affordable housing and energy experts, architects, construction managers and contractors, professional property managers & real estate professionals. Register at http://www.anhd.org/? page_id=2391
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: Does that include helping the poor to grow? with Gabrielle L. KurlanderPresented by East Side Institute
F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said: “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” Is that true? And what does that mean for philanthropy and social transformation? Gabrielle Kurlander examines the changing model of philanthropy, and how building coalitions of the rich and poor opens a new window on development, wealth transfer and social progress in urban America.
Join us for a tasting and lecture with Robin Weir, author of Ice Creams, Sorbets & Gelati. Hear about the history of the ice trade and how its growth spurred the popularity and availability of ices and ice cream. Learn how it was possible to make these frozen desserts for street sale and for restaurants, including the renowned Delmonico's, in an age before refrigeration. Presented in conjunction with the Culinary Historians of New York. Refreshments included.
Con Artist celebrates all of its members with a large group show. Curated by member Aprajita Anand, “Decorate, Embellish, Adorn” invites the collective to produce a monochromatic piece in any medium on a base of one square foot. The result demonstrates the breadth and creativity of the collective’s diverse artists. Con Artists decorate, embellish, and adorn any blank surface to create a mosaic of expressions which encompass their own individual interpretations of beauty.
The Midtown Pregnancy Support Center, a care network providing FREE medical services and vital support to women (and families) facing unintended pregnancies, is hosting their Annual Benefit, REACH NYC on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at The Union League Club.
Activision Publishing Inc. and Toys“R”Us® are giving fans the rare opportunity to receive a complimentary Skylanders toy at a special event! The first 500 Portal Masters to line up at Toys“R”Us Times Square on Wednesday, April 23 will receive the must-have Doom Stone Skylanders SWAP Force figure before it hit stores. During this event, attendees will have the chance to meet Skylanders costumed characters, experience the bestselling kids’ videogame franchise at in-store gaming kiosks and receive other fun giveaways. * Eager consumers can also take advantage of the following Skylanders deals and discounts, valid only at Toys“R”Us Times Square, on Wednesday, April 23: • SAVE $25 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack (Was $64.99; Now $39.99) • BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF ALL Skylanders figures and accessories – prices vary**