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Fête Paradiso – Out of Time Into Imagination

Friday, July 26th, 2013
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Author Ray Bradbury wrote about carnivals like this. A character might step off a modern train or though an innocent doorway into the nineteenth century

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Finding Your Heart on Governors Island

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
by on Playing Around

The first thing I feel I should mention is that we have a very small, very beautiful, very calm little island lying a mere 800

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Najla—From Jazz and Modern Dance to Belly Dance

Monday, July 5th, 2010
by on Playing Around

The name Najla means “Of Wide Eyes,” in Arabic which is certainly a great description of the successful Belly Dance Instructor who not only, literally,

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Governors Island: Open for the Summer—Come Visit!

Thursday, June 10th, 2010
by on Living Around

Want to get away for a day? Spend the day having a picnic, riding bikes, and enjoying a fascinating art exhibit? Then visit Governors Island,

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Governors Island Is Changing

Thursday, June 10th, 2010
by on Living Around

Governors Island has just reopened for the summer season. And there is new art to view. So get out your walking shoes, bikes and picnic

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Labor Day Weekend in New (Amsterdam) York

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
by on Living Around

This Labor Day weekend is filled with things to do in all five boroughs. Enjoy the glorious weather and grab some tickets to the US

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Governors Island: Little-Known Park Treasure

Monday, August 31st, 2009
by on Living Around

“Who knew it was this close,” said one friend. “Who knew the ferry was free,” said another. “And what a fabulous view of downtown.” Like

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