Tonight: Celebrating the Bowery at Dixon Place

Posted on: November 30th, 2010 at 11:15 am by

Tonight at Dixon Place, the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors and the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council are teaming up to honor the Bowery. The event will begin with a 6:00 pm happy hour, and will segue into showtime at 7:00 pm. It’s hosted by Kent Barwick of the Municipal Art Society, and features a deep panel of guests and performers.

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From the inbox:

HOSTED BY:
Kent Barwick, President Emeritus, Municipal Art Society

PERFORMERS:
Poor Baby Bree, Chanteuse (w/Frankllin Bruno, piano)
Bob Holman, Poet, Bowery Poetry Club

SPEAKERS:
Margaret Chin, City Council Member
Kerri Culhane, Architectural Historian
Peter Quinn, Novelist, BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE
Eric Ferrara, L.E.S. History Project, author of upcoming book on the Bowery
Anthony Tung, Author, PRESERVING THE WORLD’S GREAT CITIES
Trav S.D., Vaudeville Historian and impresario

FILM:
THIS IS THE BOWERY (rare film from the 1940s); fascinating footage of the Bowery Mission, street life, etc. In many ways anticipates Lionel Rogosin’s classic 1956 documentary ON THE BOWERY.

TICKETS:
$20.00 – General Admission
$15.00 – Student/Seniors
$50.00 – Sponsors (Priority Seating)

Purchase tickets by clicking here or call 866-811-4111.  Dixon Place is located at 161A Chrystie Street.

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