Don’t laugh, but I moved 10,000 miles from Calcutta to Buffalo because I thought it was a suburb of New York City. (They’re awful close on the world map.) But considering I live in New York State, I should be taking way better advantage of my proximity to the Big Apple. Instead, I only go there once every few years. So, I hereby resolve that every spring break, when my students fly off to warmer climes, I shall go spend a week in NYC. Beginning this year. Which means next week.
A few things I’m looking forward to doing on this trip:
Attend the Rendezvous With French Cinema series at Lincoln Center.
Catch a few advance press screenings of the New Directors/New Films series at MoMA.
Find some good Indian food—South Indian if possible. Maybe I’ll get lucky and discover a dosa joint or two.
Take in some of the Whitney Biennial.
Last not least: Get my live music fix.
I’m taking my iBook with me, and Filmbrain has tipped me off to a wi-fi spot a block away from my B&B in Brooklyn, so time permitting, I hope to resurface here at some point. If you have suggestions for arts events happening in NYC next week, please feel free to comment or email. Stay warm, peoples.