Volume 76, Number 50 | May 9 -15, 2007

EVENTS

7th Annual Spring Auction, An evening of live music, wine, food, friendship and bargains to benefit the Earth School. Sat., May 5 from 6:30-10pm. UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT, 184 Eldridge St. at Rivington. $10.

Bread & Roses: History of the Jewish Left on the Lower East Side, A public tour exploring Leftist political thought, Yiddish culture & language and Jewish tradition. Sun., May 6 at 11:30am. Tour is 2-3 hours. Enjoy a local nosh. 6TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER, 638 E. 6th St., bet Aves. B & C. $18, $16 seniors & students. $2 off with pre-registration. 212-374-4100 x 1. lesconservancy@aol.com.

A Daylong Retreat for Women Holy in Body, Holy in Spirit, Join other women in seeking to understand and reclaim the dignity of women in body and spirit. Enjoy Quiet moments, Artistic expression, Workshops, One-on-one spiritual guidance and Toning. Sat., May 5 from 10am – 4pm. 20 Washington Square North. Sponsored by women of the St. Francis Xavier community. $10 suggested donation. To register, contact ahealingcircle@hotmail.com or 212-613-5817. Bring your own lunch. Beverages will be provided.

De La Hoya vs. Mayweather, Join The Village Pourhouse for De La Hoya vs. Mayweather: The World Awaits. Six-division world champion Oscar De La Hoya goes up against unbeaten, four-division world champion Floyd Mayweather for the junior middleweight championship. Sat., May 5 at 8pm. $50 for table reservation, includes 3 hours of midshelf open bar and hot appetizer buffet, or cash bar with a $10 cover at the door. THE VILLAGE POURHOUSE, 64 3rd Ave. at 11th St. For reservations, contact Cari at cari@yourpartyplanning.com or 212-228-4200 ext 8003.

Dixon Place Benefit, Guests will travel among Marion’s, M&R Bar & The Marquee enjoying performances, food and drinks to benefit new theater construction at Dixon Place. Sun., May 6 at 6pm. 354 Bowery bet Great Jones & E. 4th Sts. $75, includes dinner & performances. 212-219-0736. www.dixonplace.org.

Gala Benefit, American Tap Dance Foundation’s second annual Gala Benefit with all proceeds going to the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund. The organization offers year round tap classes for all ages and on all levels. Many of the students are on the Gregory Hines Scholarship. Tues., May 22 from 6-8pm. CIELO, 18 Little West 12th St., bet Washington St. & 9th Ave. $250.

Girl’s Night Out, Watch Sex and the City on four flatscreen TVs, enjoy food & drink specials and dance as DJs spin hip hop, pop and rock. Every Wednesday from 5-8pm. OBIVIA, 201 Lafayette St.

Holistic Stress Management Program, Free services include ear acupuncture, massage and energy work modalities. Tues. & Thurs. from 5-7pm. ST. VINCENT’S HOSPITAL, O’Toole Building, 203 W. 12th St., corner of 7th Ave., 6th floor, small conference room. No appointment necessary. 212-345-2582.

It’s My Park Day, A semi-annual event that encourages New Yorkers to help improve, restore and beautify their neighborhood parks. Children and families are invited to join the new staff gardener in the gazebo for a discussion about spring gardening. Sat., May 19 at 11am. Washington Market Park, enter at Greenwich & Duane Stswww.washingtonmarketpark.org. Presented by Friends of Washington Market Park.

LES Sacred Sites Walking Tour, The LES Conservancy presents a walking tour visiting some of the most sacred sites on the Lower East Side including the Bialystoker Synagogue, Beth Hamredash Hagadol, a Shtiebl and Kehila Kedosha Janina. Sun., May 27 at 11:15am. Tour is 2-1/2 - 3-1/2 hours. Meet in front of ABRONS ARTS CENTER, 466 Grand St. at the cornet of Pitt St. $18, $16 seniors & students. $2 off with pre-registration. 212-374-4100 x 1. lesconservancy@aol.com.

New York Trivia Night, Join the New York Book Club. Bring your team or make new friends while you answer questions about the City taken from “Hidden New York.” The authors, Marci Reaven and Steve Zeitlin, will be on hand to explain the history behind the trivia questions and to autograph copies of the book. Wed., May 9th from 7-9pm. LOLITA BAR, 266 Broome St., bet Orchard & Allen Sts. RSVP to bookclub@tenement.org.

Parks Advocacy Day, New Yorkers for Parks 5th annual Parks Advocacy Day. Tues., May 8 from 4-7:30pm. NEW YORK COUNTY LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATION, 14 Vesey St., bet. Broadway & Trinity.

Performance Installation, View “Seeing Voices” by Jens Reulecke. “To see with open ears and to listen with wide open eyes to the city of New York means to perceive emotionally. The quality of the air, light, sounds, and colors, its material presence and textures.” Mon., May 7 at 7pm; Fri., May 11 at 7pm; Tues., May 15 at 9pm & Sat., May 19 at 9pm. LE PETIT VERSAILLES, 346 E. Houston St., bet Aves. B & C. 212-529-8815. Free, donations accepted.

Stroke Awareness & Screening Event, St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan will host free Stroke Alert Screenings that will assess your risk for stroke. Learn your blood pressure, get the chance to speak with a nutritionist and learn valuable information on how to prevent stroke and what resources are available in the community. Event is in honor of Stroke Awareness Week. Fri., May 18 from 11am - 3pm. ST. VINCENT’S HOSPITAL MANHATTAN, Corner of 11th St. & 7th Ave. No appointment necessary. All are welcome to attend.

Ukrainian Festival, Enjoy food, dance performances, music, artwork and more. Fri., May 18 from 4-11pm; Sat., May 19 from 11am-11pm & Sun., May 20 from 1-5pm. Sponsored by St. George Church. E. 7th St., bet 2nd & 3rd Aves.

West Village Houses Sidewalk Sale, Annual event. Sat., May 5 from 11am-4pm. WEST VILLAGE HOUSES, Christopher & Washington Sts. and Washington & W. 11th Sts. Rain Date is Sat., May 12.

Yoga & Meditation, Classic Hatha Yoga everyday at 10am and 6pm and Mon. - Fri. at 12pm. First 2 classes are free. Yoga for Children, Wednesdays, 4-4:40pm ages 3-6 and 4:45-5:30pm ages 6-10. RAMAKRISHNANANDA YOGA VEDANATA MISSION, 96 Ave. B bet 6th & 7th Sts. 646-436-7010. www.ramakrishnananda.com.

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