Theater For The New City

TNC/ Theater For The New City, is in its 40th year in 2013. It’s a milestone venue having produced hundreds of new plays and theatrical productions since its start in 1971. Under Crystal Field, the Executive Artistic Director, it is the city’s most active community-based producing organization. Programs for 2013
include a Resident Theater Program, a roster of 20-30 new American plays
inclusive of its new New City, New Blood reading series, along with an Emerging Theater Program, where a
minimum of 10 new plays by unseasoned writers will be produced and an Annual Summer Street Theater Tour which will be presented in 13 NYC locations. Its Presenting Theater Program, a showcase for performing arts groups, and its Arts In Education program, are designed to foster an awareness of theater arts to underprivileged school children together with an After School Theater Workshop. TNC will also produce a Community Festival Program which will include two free annual events; and again the Village Halloween Costume Ball, which in 2012 showcased over 450 artists and performers in four separate theaters at the TNC’s home base, as well as a Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, a free 3-day street festival which attracted more than 3,000 in 2012. A newer production,
the Dream Up Festival, started in 2010, is dedicated to newer works by local artists during the summer months of July and August.

Theater For The New City is located at 155 First Avenue in NYC. It consists of four theaters using 30,000 sq’ of space on multiple levels. In its first 40 years it has won 43 Obie Awards and one Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Started in 1971 some of the theaters leading exponents have played there which have included Harvey Fierstein, Tim Robbins, Hal Prince, Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Kitty Carslisle Hart, Elaine Stritch, Patricia Neal, Tammy Grimes, Eli Wallach and Ann Jackson, Bill Irwin, Marian Seldes, and Edward Albee, to name a few. On January 26, TNC will climax its historic leap into theater arts on the Lower East Side by a special evening celebrating its financial recovery with a “burn the mortgage” party. Be there.

Tickets are priced at $20.The theater is open 7 days. The phone is: 212-254.1109. For more info try:
For variety and character, for originality and discovery in theater arts, TNC is truly unique.

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Hornblower blows ‘em away!

Thurs., July 4 aboard the Hornblower Esprit, celebrating Macy’s 4th, the nation’s 233rd Independence Day anniversary. What a night!

Hornblower Yachts owns up to having the largest number of luxury vessels in eight U.S. cities, including New York. The company has seven here ranging from the largest, the Infinity, at over 200’, accommodating up to 700, to the smallest, the Esprit, at 90’ , accommodating 80-100. Cruises are set lunch/ brunch and dinner, for a coterie of special events and private parties, corporate meetings, and weddings, of course! They serve both sit-down and buffet menus.. They also do After 5 cocktail cruises, and a host of charitable events. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, Ca. It’s now in its 40th year.

On the night we were on, the 4th, we were seated on the Sky Deck of the Esprit, a restored beauty. There were only seven tables on this top deck facing out and with a nicely appointed bar in front of us manned by Nicholas, a really talented barkeep, and with some soft jazz by DJ Mike, which later turned to Pop, Latin, Disc and Rock for or dancing pleasure. Gabriel was our Maitre’d and Oscar was our chef for the evening. Boy can this guy cook! Dinner started off with a plate of Blinis with Caviar, followed by a nice medley of Little Neck clams and oysters on the ½ shell, with a sampling of jumbo shrimp in the best salsa I’ve ever tasted ( I asked for a second. My apologies ). This was followed by a full serving of Agnolotti served Italian style over freshly baked cherry tomatoes and a very fresh salad of lettuce, celery, cucumber and more cherry tomatoes. The entrée: Lobster and Filet Mignon with a crab filling topped with a wild mushroom sauce. A bottle of Chandon white was offered to each guest complimentary. Ha! You can’t beat that! As for dessert, a chilled freshly baked apple strudel and chocolate dipped strawberries was the finale, with good coffee and an assortment of blended teas for the asking. And, yes, the bar was open for the entire 3 ½ hours we were on board. By the way, the company provides translaters for Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, French, German and Italian guests.

The yachts ail from Pier 15/ 75 South St. adjoining the South St. Seaport and Pier 40 on the West Side/ W. Houston St. and the Hudson River, from March thru-November with 10 daily departures, 7 days-a-week.

In New York they operate the Statue Cruises affiliate to both Ellis Island and Liberty Island State Park from the Battery Park Terminal on the Manhattan side, along with a Liberty Water Taxi service. They also serve the Metro New York area with a round-the-clock ferry service, the city’s first commuter ferry operation to points in Manhattan, Bklyn and Queens. In brief, the company is the world’s leading provider of high-speed ferry services. For more on Hornblower try: or 1-844TKTS, or phone 646-780.9693 or simply:



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