News and events in Lower Manhattan
Volume 6, No. 55, May 16, 2022

Letter from the Editor: Guns and Babies
Downtown Post NYC Museums: Hans Holbein the Younger at the Morgan Library
Downtown Post NYC Theater: 'Harmony' gets standing ovations
Bits & Bytes: 111 Wall St. getting a makeover; Chef Daniel Boulud opens Le Gratin
Bulletin Board: Fireboat John J Harvey kicks off summer season; Go, Fish! in BPC
Calendar: Adult art programs in Battery Park City

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MASTHEAD PHOTO: A work by Lisa Alvarado called "Vibratory Cartography: Nepantla, 2021-2022" is in the Whitney Biennial 2022. The Biennial opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art on April 6, 2022 and will run through Sept. 5, 2022. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
Two issues before the U.S. Supreme Court are currently getting some attention from the public at large, which is up in arms about one of them and probably not fully aware of the other one, although some members of the press are on to it.

I'm talking about guns and babies. The apparent willingness of the conservative majority of the Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade — a judgment that was issued 49 years ago legalizing abortion in the United States — is being widely discussed and has caused women all over the country to march in anger.

The first draft of a decision on abortions from the current court in a case emanating from a restrictive abortion law enacted in Mississippi — Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization — would make abortions either so difficult to obtain that only the wealthy would be able to access them or, without federal protections, could make them completely illegal in the United States.
As you may know, more than 20 states have already enacted "trigger" laws anticipating that Roe will be overturned. Many of these laws ban abortions regardless of whether the pregnancy was caused by rape or incest or endangered the life of the mother or involved a pregnant child. The legislature of one state — Louisiana — even tried to enact a law calling an abortion "homicide" before being forced to backtrack.

If you would like to read Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's first draft of the court's majority opinion that will end Roe v. Wade unless some of the justices change their vote, the 98-page document is available online. Click here! ("Read Justice Alito's Initial Draft Abortion Opinion Which Would Overturn Roe v. Wade.")

One of Alito's assertions states that "The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely—the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. That provision has been held to guarantee some rights that are not mentioned in the Constitution, but any such right must be 'deeply rooted in this Nation's history and tradition' and 'implicit in the concept of ordered liberty.' The right to abortion docs not fall within this category. Until the latter part of the 20th century, such a right was entirely unknown in American law."

What's wrong with that reasoning? Writing for WBUR, Boston's NPR news station, Leigh Gilmore, an author and professor of women's studies, says of Alito, "I didn't expect him to wipe out the entire history of the nation, and argue that we should return to a time in the 1700s when women had no rights at all." ("A Basic and Ugly View of Women's Rights,", 5/10/2022) I think she has a point.

The best concise summary of the abortion ramifications that I've read so far is by Amy Davidson Sorkin in The New Yorker's "The Talk of the Town" section. (May 16, 2022). She writes, "Assuming that Alito’s majority stays intact — and that the final opinion resembles the draft — Dobbs will mark a shift in the country that goes beyond access to abortion. (The decision had been expected in late June.) Alito’s companions in aiming to throw out Roe are, it seems, Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, the last three of whom were nominated by Donald Trump....The ambitions of the Court’s five most conservative members seem unrestrained. The most immediate effect of Dobbs, if the draft opinion holds, will be that tens of millions of women will abruptly lose access to abortion. The ruling itself would not institute a ban, but it would give states almost boundless power to do so."

While many state legislatures and the U.S. Supreme Court express their concerns for what the Alito draft frequently refers to as "unborn human beings," the rights of U.S. residents to own guns and to carry concealed firearms are also on their minds.

A case called "New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen" has been on the legal radar since Dec. 23, 2020 when it was placed on the docket of the U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit. Briefly, the plaintiffs, a gun-rights advocacy group and two men who were turned down for unrestricted licenses to carry concealed weapons in New York State claimed that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed them that right.

The case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court where the justices heard two hours of oral arguments on Nov. 3, 2021. Amy Howe, a former lawyer who covers the Supreme Court, wrote that the nature of the questioning made it seem likely to her that "New York's 108-year-old handgun-licensing law is in jeopardy." ("Majority of court appears dubious of New York gun-control law, but justices mull narrow ruling")

New York State has one of the strictest gun laws in the country. Statistically, states with more permissive gun laws have, as you might expect, more gun violence and deaths.

Since the justices are so concerned about the rights of "unborn human beings," you might think that they would want to do everything in their power to reduce the possibility of carnage such as the shooting at the 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn on April 12, 2022 when a gunman "opened fire on morning rush-hour passengers, injuring more than 20, including 10 with gunshot wounds," as the Guardian reported. Among other things, he was armed with "a 9mm semi-automatic handgun and extended magazines." (Brooklyn shooting: police search for suspect after more than 20 injured)

This sort of thing apparently doesn't faze most of the Supreme Court justices although gun violence in New York City has surged in the last two years. Even so, New York City's Mayor Eric Adams is worried. He's trying to figure out what NYC should do if the gun rights supporters win.

"After what we saw the Supreme Court did on abortions, we should be very afraid," he said during a press conference on May 12.

I don't often agree with Mayor Adams, but I agree with him on this. Never mind the subway. If anyone walking down the street in New York is allowed to carry a concealed weapon, it won't be safe to walk down the street.

Terese Loeb Kreuzer
Editor, Downtown Post NYC
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Downtown Post NYC Museums

Sir Thomas More, as painted by Hans Holbein the Younger c. 1527 shortly before King Henry VIII promoted More to Lord High Chancellor, the highest-ranking office in Tudor England. Eventually More fell out of favor with the king who imprisoned his chancellor in the Tower of London and had him executed. The painting, which was on loan from New York City's Frick Museum, was a centerpiece of the exhibition "Hans Holbein: Capturing Character" at the Morgan Library & Museum.
(Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
Glimpsed through the open doors of two facing galleries in the Morgan Library & Museum, two paintings by Hans Holbein the Younger stopped visitors in their tracks. On one side, Sir Thomas More looked sternly at whoever dared stand in front of him. He was resplendently dressed in an opulent coat trimmed with fur through which peeked red velvet sleeves. A golden chain hung around his neck centered by a Tudor rose, the emblem of his employer, King Henry VIII.
On the wall in the opposite gallery a sensitive, young man wearing a gold- and feather-trimmed hat delicately held a single carnation in his slender hands. His name was Simon George of Cornwall, about whom nothing is known except what Holbein suggested through this great painting. It ensures that this young man will be remembered.
Hans Holbein the Younger, born in Augsburg, Germany in 1497/1498, died in London in 1543. He was by any standard one of the preeminent and most versatile European artists of the 16th century. With a ringside seat for some of the century's most cataclysmic events, he began his career in Switzerland during the early years of the Protestant Reformation. When Holbein left for England, he found patronage and subject matter in the tumultuous court of King Henry VIII.
The exhibition at the Morgan which was there through May 15, 2022 brought together around 60 objects from some of the world's most important art collections. The multi-disciplinary show, created in partnership with the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, was the first of its kind in the United States. In addition to paintings, it included drawings, prints, books and jewelry.
For a glimpse of the show, which just closed, click here.

Check out the Downtown Post NYC website ( for information about upcoming exhibitions at the Morgan Library and Museum.
Downtown Post NYC Theater

Blake Roman, Steven Telsey, Zal Owen, Danny Kornfeld, Eric Peters and Sean Bell in a production of "Harmony" with music by Barry Manilow and book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman. The musical co-produced by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, was directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle. (Photo: Julieta Cervantes)
"Harmony," a musical with a score by Barry Manilow and book and lyrics by his long-time collaborator, Bruce Sussman, has a big story to tell and the intimate theater at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — a Living Memorial to the Holocaust, where the show has just closed after a limited run, was just the place to tell it. It's a story about youth, talent, friendship, hope and love smashed by Germany's authoritarian, anti-Semitic, Nazi régime. It's also a story about memory.
Chip Zien as an elderly man recalling his youth as a member of the Comedian Harmonists where he was called "Rabbi" because that had been his previous training and profession.
(Photo: Julieta Cervantes)
An old man, brilliantly embodied by Chip Zien, looks back on his youth in the 1920's and 1930's when he was one of a troupe of six men, three of them Jewish and three of them Gentiles, known as the Comedian Harmonists. Their singing, dancing and antics entranced audiences in their native Germany and in New York City, where they played to full houses. They could have stayed in the United States, where they would have been safe, but they couldn't believe the stories about what was happening in Germany, so they went back. It didn't take long for comedy to turn into tragedy.
One way or another, Manilow and Sussman have been working on "Harmony" for around 25 years. They first produced a version of the show in 1997 at the La Jolla Playhouse in California. That was followed by a second version at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles in 2014.

The recent limited run, which ended with a performance on May 15, also went through additions and deletions since it opened in preview on March 23, 2022.
Needed cuts were made and at least one scene was added. By the time the last curtain rang down, most of the performances were stronger than ever.

Chip Zien, called "Rabbi" in the show because that was his training and profession before he became a Comedian Harmonist, gave a passionate and heart-rending performance. He has been nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award as the "Outstanding Actor in a Musical," one of eight nominations that "Harmony" received from this 71-year-old organization of theater critics who are based outside of New York City. The winners will be announced on May 16.

The men playing the Comedian Harmonists were all terrific both individually and as an ensemble. All have numerous skills as actors, singers, dancers, acrobats, comedians and tragedians. Much was required of them in this production, and they delivered.

Women have subsidiary roles in "Harmony." Sierra Boggess, though given featured billing as the Gentile wife of the Rabbi when young, was unremarkable with the exception of her rendition of "Where You Go," which she sang with Jessie Davidson as Ruth, the Jewish wife of one of the Gentile Comedian Harmonists. The song is based on the Biblical story of Naomi and her widowed daughter-in-law, Ruth, who refused to abandon her widowed mother-in-law. When Naomi urged Ruth to return to her own people, Ruth replied, "Where you go, I will go and where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die and there will I be buried. The Lord do this to me and more also for only death will part you and me.”

This is one of several places in "Harmony" where Jewish scripture and prayers are cited and sung with poignant and chilling effect. Another example: In the closing scene of "Harmony," as the world he knew is collapsing and burning around him, Chip Zien as Rabbi sings Shema Israel, the most holy prayer in the Jewish canon, recited by Orthodox Jews twice a day and as their last words before death: "Hear, O Israel, the Lord Our God, the Lord is One." Zien sang that prayer as though it had been ripped from his gut.

The tragedy depicted in "Harmony" is all the more frightening because of what the United States is experiencing now with virtually unimpeded attempts to undermine our democracy. Putin's assault on Ukraine could also not have been far from the minds of many in the audience. This is what power-mad dictators have done in the past. The carnage of World War II should have taught us something about how dictators obtain power and what they do with it, but here we go again.

There will be a cast album of "Harmony" but that won't be enough. The whole experience, including the outstanding choreography, the staging, the costumes, the scenic, sound and lighting designs, the music, the orchestrations and the superb direction deserves to have a wide audience. Hopefully that will happen.

— Terese Loeb Kreuzer

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Bits & Bytes
Inspired by his home town of Lyon, France, Chef Daniel Boulud recently opened a casual dining restaurant called Le Gratin in the landmarked 19th-century building at 5 Beekman St. that includes the Temple Court Building with its nine-story-tall atrium and an Annex. The Beekman Hotel is housed in this building and in an addition of newly built condominium residences. Le Gratin's extensive menu includes Lyonnaise specialties such as Quenelle de Brochet Au Gratin (Pike Dumpling with Gruyère-Mushroom Béchamel, $32) and a Gratin Dauphinois Comme Marie, described as "Daniel Boulud's Mom's Creamy & Cheesy Potato Gratin," $14. The restaurant and bar are closed on Sundays and Mondays. For more information, call (212) 597-9020 or email For a review from the New York Post and more photos, click here.
"The Hit-Making Duo Behind Crown Shy and Saga to Part Ways,", 5/13/2022. "Roughly three years after James Kent and Jeff Katz opened Crown Shy, a stylish Michelin-starred restaurant in the Financial District, the acclaimed restaurateurs are parting ways," reports. "Terms of the split are still being negotiated, but Kent and Katz will likely divvy up ownership of their shared restaurants by address, according to a spokesperson for the pair. Under one proposal, Kent would own and operate Crown Shy, tasting menu spot Saga, and rooftop cocktail bar Overstory — all of which are located in the same 64-story building in the Financial District — while Del Posto alum Katz would oversee Mel’s, a wood-fired pizzeria in the former Del Posto space, along with the other projects the restaurateur plans to open there. No employees would be laid off as a result of the split, the spokesperson says." For the complete article, click here.

"111 Wall Street’s Exterior Renovations Progress In Financial District, Manhattan," New York YIMBY, 5/13/2022. The 25-story building at 111 Wall St., which made its debut around 60 years ago, is getting a makeover. "Work is progressing on the $100 million renovation," says New York YIMBY. " Designed by STUDIOS Architecture and developed by Wafra Capital Partners and The Nightingale Group, the project involves the replacement of the structure’s 1960s envelope with a modern glass curtain wall and a complete overhaul of the interiors, which will yield 1.5 million square feet of Class A office space, new infrastructure, an expanded lobby, and amenities designed by URBN Playground. Hunter Roberts Construction Group is the general contractor and JLL is handling leasing for the property, which is bounded by Wall Street and Mannahatta Park to the northeast, Front Street to the northwest, Gouverneur Lane to the southwest, and South Street and the FDR Drive to the southeast." For the complete article with photos, click here.

"With Roe in Peril, Thousands Gather at Marches for Abortion Rights," New York Times, 5/14/2022. "In the nation’s capital, protesters marched to the Supreme Court in the rain while chanting 'We will not go back' and 'Abortion is a human right,'" The New York Times reported. "In New York, thousands crossed the Brooklyn Bridge. And in Los Angeles, demonstrators filled a park near City Hall to show their support for abortion rights. Thousands of protesters converged in cities across the country on Saturday, nearly two weeks after the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.....In Brooklyn, thousands of abortion rights supporters gathered in Cadman Plaza Park before marching to Foley Square in Lower Manhattan. Volunteers offered snacks and signs with phrases like 'Stand With Black Women.' Several elected officials led the group for a while on the way to Foley Square, including Mayor Eric Adams; Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand; and Letitia James, the state attorney general. They walked behind a green banner that read: 'Our Bodies Our Abortions.'"

"Amid crackdown on homeless people in the subway and encampments, city to close shelter in Financial District,", 4/25/2022. "New York City plans to move homeless people out of a former hotel in the Financial District and end its 'long-term use' of the property as a shelter," according to a spokesperson for the city agency that oversees homeless services as reported in Gothamist. Julia Savel, spokesperson for the city Department of Social Services, which oversees the Department of Homeless Services, said the city will move all occupants out of the former Radisson Hotel New York Wall Street by June 30th. She declined to provide additional details, including how many homeless people live there, where they will go or explain why the city is closing the facility, which is of a kind highly valued by homeless people and their advocates because it offers single-occupancy rooms, rather than a congregate setting or shared rooms." For the complete article, click here.

"A Community’s History in Four Buildings The key landmarks of the Ukrainian East Village.", 4/11/2022.

St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church: The Heart of the Diaspora
Address: 30 East 7th Street; Completed: 1978. "For almost as long as there has been a Ukrainian community in New York, St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church on East 7th Street has been its heart. It’s where hundreds gathered for a special prayer service in 1986 after news of the Chernobyl disaster reached the United States. And since Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, it’s where crowds of parishioners have been flocking — some of them old-timers from the neighborhood, others suburban expats, all looking for a little solace," says

The Self-reliance Association of Ukrainian Americans: A $1.5 Billion Success Story Address: 98 Second Avenue; Purchased: 1959. "Inside the narrow ground floor of 98 Second Avenue, between 5th and 6th Streets, the walls are paneled in a dark wood reminiscent of a basement den from the 1970s," reports. "The floors are vinyl tile, and the lighting is fluorescent. An old bank-teller window remains, behind which is a tiny office that has housed various subtenants over the years, most recently an accountant. This is the headquarters of the Self-reliance Association of Ukrainian Americans, founded in 1947 to assist the flood of Ukrainians arriving in the East Village at the beginning of the postwar immigration boom."

The Ukrainian National Home: Where Stuffed Cabbage Meets the Dive Bar: "A metal-clad building emblazoned with Cyrillic characters, the Ukrainian National Home — 'Ukie Nash,' as it is affectionately known to some locals — was once a pair of identical single-family rowhouses on Second Avenue," explains. "They were likely built in the early 1830s by Thomas E. Davis, a prolific but forgotten real-estate developer who designed (and named) nearby St. Marks Place. ....After World War II, Second Avenue became the main artery of Little Ukraine....Over the years, more than a dozen political and cultural organizations — the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council and the Plast Supreme Council (a Ukrainian Scouting group) among them — set up offices on the top floors. Below, there was a dance hall, Lys Mykyta bar, and the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, a homely dining room situated at the end of a fluorescent-lit hallway, which still serves pierogi and borscht."

Veselka: A Little Kid’s Dream. begins its account of the well-known East Village restaurant, Veselka, with some information about the history of the site. "Before it was a 24-hour East Village icon — Veselka at 3 a.m. because you were very happy or very sad was a New York rite of passage — the plot of land that would become 144 Second Avenue belonged to New Netherland governor Petrus Stuyvesant. It stayed in the family for more than a century, then was sold in 1854. The Stuyvesants were quite specific about what it could not be: a brewery, distillery, slaughterhouse, smith shop, or forge. It could not manufacture gunpowder, matches, soap, candles, varnish, or glue. It could not house a tannery, bakery, sawmill, horse market, or cemetery. Veselka might have fit the bill, barely — it does make its own pastries — but Veselka wouldn’t come along for another hundred years."

For the complete article, click here.
Bulletin Board

Public excursions on the Hudson River aboard the retired fireboat John J Harvey will begin for the summer season on May 22 with trips at noon and at 2 p.m. They will be followed by excursions on June 17 at 5 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. The trips are free, with a $20 refundable deposit required to hold a reservation. For more information and for tickets, click here. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
Open Orchard on Governors Island: Com­bin­ing pub­lic art and envi­ron­men­tal preser­va­tion, Open Orchard on Gov­er­nors Island was created by Sam Van Aken, an artist and botanist who teaches at Syracuse University, to act as a liv­ing archive for antique and heir­loom fruit varieties that were grown in and around New York City in the past 400 years. Most of them have dis­ap­peared due to cli­mate change and the indus­tri­al­iza­tion of agriculture. A permanent installation covering one-and-a-half acres, the orchard is com­prised of 102 fruit trees, all indige­nous to, orig­i­nat­ing in or his­tor­i­cal­ly grown in New York City. Van Aken has grafted mul­ti­ple fruit vari­eties onto a sin­gle tree — so that dif­fer­ent vari­eties grow along­side one anoth­er. Beyond their aes­thet­ic appeal, these hybrid trees are enabling the preservation of rare fruit vari­eties in a safe envi­ron­ment, pro­vid­ing a road map for inno­v­a­tive tech­niques to main­tain vital bio­di­ver­si­ty in the face of a chang­ing climate. As part of this project, near­ly 100 addi­tion­al trees will be donat­ed and plant­ed in com­mu­ni­ty gar­dens through­out the five bor­oughs in part­ner­ship with NYC Parks Green­Thumb, the largest com­mu­ni­ty gar­den­ing pro­gram in the Unit­ed States. In addi­tion, in the coming months, Open Orchard will offer a range of pub­lic pro­grams, includ­ing a work­shop series, talks and per­for­mances, fruit tast­ings, har­vest events, culi­nary lessons and more. For more information about Sam Van Aken and Open Orchard, click here.

Governors Island ferry access: Access to Governors Island is by ferry, with timed ticket reservations required. Ferries run daily from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South St. in Lower Manhattan. The ferries are always free for kids 12 and under, for seniors 65 and up, for residents of NYCHA housing, for military servicemembers, Governors Island members, and for everyone on weekends before noon. Starting later this year, NYC Ferry will serve Governors Island daily via the South Brooklyn route. A launch date for this expanded service will be announced soon. NYC Ferry's shuttle from Wall Street/Pier 11 to Yankee Pier on Governors Island will continue on weekends until the launch of 7-day/week service along the South Brooklyn route. NYC Ferry riders on any line that makes stops at Wall Street/Pier 11 may transfer to a shuttle service to Governors Island on Saturdays and Sundays. Governors Island weekend ferry service from Brooklyn (Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and Atlantic Basin in Red Hook) is currently not in service and will return in Spring, 2022. The first ferry to Governors Island from 10 South St. leaves at 7 a.m. The last ferry from Governors Island leaves at 6 p.m. Learn more about Governors Island ferries and book tickets by clicking here.

Go Fish! Battery Park City celebrates life in the Hudson River estuary on Saturday, May 21 with a program called Go, Fish! Experienced anglers will lead catch-and-release fishing and will identify the fish caught that day so that valuable data can be shared with research groups who monitor the health of the city's local waters. The day also includes an art project, a nature walk and a live performance of the hit internet show "Sing with Suzi" featuring Suzi Shelton and special guest The Culture Queen. Place: Wagner Park. Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on the time of specific events and to register, click here.

Lower Manhattan Greenmarkets: There are Lower Manhattan Greenmarkets in Tribeca (at Chambers and Greenwich Streets) and at Bowling Green, City Hall, the Oculus and the Staten Island ferry. GrowNYC asks that shoppers wear a face covering inside the market space and maintain a six-foot distance between themselves, Greenmarket staff, farm stand employees and other customers. Dogs and bicycles should be left at home.

Click here for a list of the fruits and vegetables now in season.
Many of the Downtown Post NYC bulletin board listings are now on the Downtown Post NYC website. To see the bulletin board listings, click here.
To see the events and activities on the Battery Park City Authority's summer calendar, click here. Most events are free. For some, reservations are required.
From May to October, the Battery Park City Authority sponsors free outdoor art classes for adults, with materials provided. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Battery Park City's free outdoor art programs for adults started on May 4 for the season. The classes are open to all, and can be joined at any time. The schedule is as follows:

Wednesdays: May 4 to Oct. 26. Figure drawing al fresco. Observe and sketch the human figure in an outdoor setting. Each week a model strikes short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/ educator offers constructive suggestions and critique. Drawing materials are provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media. Place: Rector Park East. Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wednesdays: May 4 to Oct. 26. Elements of nature drawing. Inspired by Battery Park City's beautiful gardens, artists of all skill levels are invited to use pastels, watercolors and other materials as they respond to and record their surroundings. An artist/ educator provides ideas and instruction. Materials provided. In addition, artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media. Place: Wagner Park (May and June); Rockefeller Park House (July through October). Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturdays: May 7 to Oct. 29. Drawing in the park. Participants of all levels use watercolors, pastels or other drawing materials to depict Hudson River vistas and the bucolic landscape of South Cove. An artist/educator offers instruction and critique. Materials are provided. In addition, artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media. No program 5/28, 6/18, 7/2, 9/3,10/8. Place: South Cove. Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
A Battery Park City Authority-sponsored art class in South Cove.
(Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
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