The Illusionist, on tap this weekend at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Editor’s Note: Upper West Sider Jeanine Schlifer has kindly agreed to summarize some of the events going on this weekend, to help you plan your weekend. Check out some of her suggestions below.

By Jeanine Schlifer

Staying Mellow:

Why trek to Film Forum when you can get your independent/ classic “film on” at the Film Society at Lincoln Center’s ongoing family film series, replete with locally sourced and organic goodies to nosh on?  Score cool points with your artsy pre-teen (or artsy girlfriend…hint, hint, honey) and see this weekend’s film, “The Illusionist” by the French illustrator who brought us, “The Triplets of Belleville”.  This animation is based on a script written by Jacques Tati in 1956 that was originally intended as a personal letter to his estranged eldest daughter but never produced.  For an additional $6, you can also get a box lunch from Indie Food and Wine that comes with a NY State cheddar grilled cheese sandwich on multi-grain bread with and apple and house-made hot chocolate! More details and tickets here.

To Taste:

You worked hard all week, now it’s time to relax…at least for a New York minute.  Teavana, which recently opened on Broadway and 81st Street, can help.  The baristas are happy to suggest fun flavor combinations that are the perfect treat after your morning Bikram.  Even this pitch black, thick as mud coffee-lovin’ girl is rejoining!  Part of my problem with tea has always been they are simply not robust enough for me, but not so at Teavana.  Try the completely divine herbal, Honeybush Vanilla tea. It’s tastes like the warm summer sun washing over you and perfect for the winter blahs.

Store homepage here.

Paint the Town Red:

Nick Cave, arbiter of all that is dark and undeniably cool, is playing at Beacon Theater along with amazingly talented singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten. Cave recently released, Push the Sky Away, which is a departure from his normal storytelling style but still just as moody.  Let’s hope he sneaks a Murder Ballad favorite or two in the mix for all the Gen X’ers, who are sure to dominate the dojo!

New York magazine listing here.

With The Fam:

Easter Egg Hunt and Crafts: This Easter, Central Park will not be having it’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, so gather up the kiddies and head over to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, which will be hosting Easter egg hunts, collages, and decorating galore.

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has also started an interactive music program sponsored by Bjork.  As the website states, the program includes, “a suite of nine musical compositions with accompanying games, images and videos that encourages users to explore the connections between music, nature and technology.”  I can see parents getting into this just as much as their kiddies.

Learn more here.


Jeanine is a licensed real estate agent and runs her own blog at jeanineschlifer.wordpress.com.

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    1. jerry says:

      Ms. Schifler’s overwiew of some of the cultural and otherwise events of the weekend are certainly informative…if sometimes a little PRish – but the use of the of word concierge, though possible creative, certainly stretches the word’s definition to the breaking point.