4 Things to Do In New York City This Week

By Serena Solomon on April 28, 2014 6:46am 

 A screenshot from the original version of "The Wicker Man," which will be showing at the Nighthawk Cinema on Thursday. 
A screenshot from the original version of "The Wicker Man," which will be showing at the Nighthawk Cinema on Thursday. 
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The Wicker Man

Monday, April 28

"How the Other Half Lives" Panel on the Lower East Side

A panel of journalists, including New York Times columnist Ginia Bellafante, will discuss inequality in light of "How the Other Half Lives," a photography essay published more than a century ago by Jacob Riis showing the shocking poverty of the Lower East Side. The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Tenement Museums headquarters on Orchard and Delancey streets. Seats go on a first come first served basis.

Tuesday, April 29

Visit the home of an author for a salon-style reading in the West Village

As part of Pen World Voices Festival on Literature, some writers, poets and artists who are residents at the Westbeth Center for the Arts will open up their homes to the public for small readings and discussions. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the residential art center at 155 Bank St. Tickets are $20 for the general public or $15 for Pen members and students. The festival runs Mon., April 28 until Sun., May 4.

Wednesday, April 30

Hip-hop Mixtape release in the East Village

A hip-hop collective comprised of 13 NYU students called "Mic Friends" is releasing a mixtape that has original collaborations with D.J.s such as Abiodun of the Last Poets and Bryonn Bain. The event is at the Nuyorican Café at 236 East 3rd St. and starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 online or $10 at the door.

Thursday, May 1

A Double Feature in Williamsburg

The classic 1973 horror film "The Wicker Man" and its 2006 remake will be screening back-to-back at the cinema eatery Nitehawk, 136 Metropolitan Ave. Tickets for the one off event to celebrate May Day are $18 and it starts at 9:30 p.m. Food and drink, including alcohol, are available at additional cost. 

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