by LEAH REISMAN-SENES
The Tribeca Film Festival
takes center stage
Your illustrious parentage includes Robert
De Niro. Last year Al Gore introduced your
lineup and his former boss, Bill Clinton, hosted one of your receptions. And you counted
Lauren Bacall, Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina
Jolie, Robert Duvall and Whoopi Goldberg
among your attendees. Let’s face it, Tribeca
Film Festival: You’ve got serious mojo.
Now, one of New York’s favorite spring
flings returns, as April 2 3 through May 4
marks the seventh annual Tribeca Film
Festival. Founded by De Niro, Jane Rosenthal
and Craig Hatkoff in 2002, the festival was an
attempt to revitalize Lower Manhattan after
UPPER EAST SIDE
Opens March 6
Love it or hate it, no one
ever comes away from
the art museum’s biennial feeling neutral.
BRONX & QUEENS
Meet the Mets
... and Yanks ’08
It’s out with the old (Joe
Torre), in with the new
(Joe Girardi) for the
Yankees, as both teams
play their final seasons
at Yankee and Shea
Stadiums before moving
in to new digs in 2009.
Sept. 11. And thrive it has. Over the past several years, TFF has featured films ranging from
the buoyantly exuberant Mad Hot Ballroom to
the devastating United 93 to last year’s erotic
love story, the critically hailed Lady Chatterley.
As if its multitude of films spanning every
conceivable genre weren’t enough, TFF also
offers a scintillating array of panel discussions,
like last year’s on women in comedy, which included Debra Messing, Curb Your Enthusiasm’s
Susie Essman and The Daily Show’s Samantha
Bee. Plus, there are concert performances and
a family street fair that will have kids and adults
alike grinning from ear to ear.
Go for the films, the vibe or vice versa.
Either way, see why this is truly one of the Big
Apple’s best fests. tribecafilmfestival.org.
If you’ve ever found
at your TV set in
response to celebrity outfits, then the
at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art’s
is for you. Situated on the ground
floor, the Costume
Institute is an often-overlooked part of
the museum, but
this clever, very
modern exhibit may
help change all that.
13, the institute
covering the 18th
century to today.
part comes when
get the opportunity to share their
thoughts on a
set up on the
the first time it has
ventured into this
territory. At certain
times, the blog also
will post specific
items from the collection, along with
the curators and
from some of the
designers as well.
includes a 1947
textile created by
Salvador Dalí and a
beaded 1910 dress
with 24-carat gold
lining the inside of
each bead, encompassing work from
Dior, Chanel, Donna
Blahnik—the exhibition’s sponsor—and
Come see the renowned
floral event, featuring
more than 1 million
blooms and over 30,000
species of plant life.
Coffee & Tea
Catch the buzz with
samples, shopping, dem-
onstrations, a java/tea
lounge with music and
entertainment, and more.
Enter a world of bizarre
fun with this festival
dedicated to the art of
circuit bending, with
exhibits and workshops.