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Under an autumn sky — heavily clouded and gray — a group gathered for a centuries-old tradition. Tashlich, the Jewish ritual of atonement held during the High Holy Days, is a time to reflect on the previous year’s transgressions. One is to meditate on their sins over small objects like rice or pebbles, toss them into a body of water, and to start anew. more
Trees are not particularly fascinating on their own. They are a dull green half the year, noteworthy for around two months in fall, and then barren, gothic protrusions throughout the winter months. Despite their less-than-stellar visages, trees remain major providers of, among other things, oxygen. The tree is simply a vital, yet background, character in the scenery of the world. more
Henry Chalfant entered the graffiti scene of 1970s New York not as a painter, but as an artist of another kind. Inspired by the colorful paint that was splashed across subway cars and buildings, Chalfant started taking photographs of what he saw. more
New York City contains multitudes. So, too, does the photography of the late Arlene Gottfried. An avid chronicler of city life for decades, Gottfried saw this place for what it was — in unflinching, empathetic detail. After her untimely death in 2017, she left behind a treasure trove of an archive that has found new life on the walls of the Chelsea gallery Daniel Cooney Fine Art. more
Need a place to relax Friday night? The Kingsbridge Riverdale Van Cortlandt Development Corp., might have just the place with one last Friday Funday as September draws to a close. more
All it took for Jerry and Mimi Goodman to make a change in their community was just a little lunch. more
Some 100 blocks south of Riverdale, in a stately century-old Beaux Arts building, hangs the final masterpiece by one of the Hispanic world’s most revered artists. more
If there’s one thing Eva Bornstein can’t forget, it’s that one time Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., compared the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts to Manhattan’s Lincoln Center. more
When it comes to event programming at Wave Hill, sometimes it’s the visitors who call the shots. At least that’s what Jennifer McGregor says plays a pivotal role in deciding what kind of concerts, nature programs and educational events take place at the 675 W. 252nd St., space. more
When I took a physiology class in college, we performed various experiments. Among them was a demonstration of firefly lightning in which we mixed luciferin with luciferase and produced the yellow glow of bioluminescence. more
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