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COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER

Photo by Joe Bly Photo by Maya Moverman

In their current exhibition (on view through June 8), Teen Art Gallery goes for the black and white look.

T.A.G. (TEEN ART GALLERY) EXHIBITION

Determined to overcome “the limiting environment assigned to us because of our age,” the prolific members of T.A.G. (Teen Art Gallery) make their own opportunities by helping young artists navigate the process of showing in a gallery setting. Their current Chelsea exhibition consists of work rendered in black and white, and features contributions from Lisbeth Checo, Mindy Zou, Morris Reeves, Mary Walker Rippe, Kevin Nguyen, Maya Moverman, Phoebe Kaufman, Clara Lu, Teri Minogue, Jasmine Clarke, Sungwon Hong, Alika Feldman, Arielle Trenk and Robin Krupnick. From July 11-20, T.A.G. will present a second exhibition at Chashama — featuring a wide range of work from artists across the country, as well as a selection of creative writing and the introduction of the group’s YouTube channel. Plans are currently being solidified, so visit teenartgallery.org for updates. A free exhibition, “T.A.G. in Black and White,” is on view through June 8, at HiArt! (227 W. 29th St., btw. 7th & 8th Aves., buzzer 400). Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri., 3-6pm. To arrange a private viewing outside normal gallery hours, call 212-209-1552.

brought up at previous meetings. After May 22, the Council breaks for the summer — then resumes in September. For more info, call the 10th Precinct’s Community Affairs line (212-741-8226) or the main number (212-741-8211).

JOY FRANZ, IN ’night, Mother

Photo by Louise Lasson

A crafty way to raise funds: The PS11/Etsy Spring Crafts Fair happens on June 1.

PS11 & ETSY SPRING CRAFTS FAIR

Help raise funds for the PS11 PTA — which, in turn, will help to support the school’s art, music and enrichment programs — by coming, cash in hand, to “Crafts in Chelsea,” a spring crafts fair featuring the creative (and functional) output of over 70 vendors from Etsy (an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies). In addition to the up-for-grabs goods (which, we’re assured, make great belated Mother’s Day gifts and early bird Father’s Day presents), the fair offers free arts and crafts activities and face painting. PS11 teachers, a Bob Marley cover band and a DJ provide the music. The Fresh and Hearty Food Truck will be selling wraps, salads and soups. Sat., June 1, from 11am-5pm, outside of PS11 (21st St., btw. 8th & 9th Aves.). For more info, visit ps11chelsea.org.

MEET THE NEW 10th PRECINCT COMMANDER

The 10th Precinct’s last Community Council meeting of the season will be your first chance to meet Commander David Miller. He arrives in Chelsea after having served as executive officer of the Lower Eat Side’s Seventh Precinct, and takes over for the departing Deputy Inspector Elisa Cokkinos (who’s now assigned to the Sixth Precinct). Miller’s new position, his first command, brings him full circle back to our

Chelsea’s own Joy Franz (left), and Laura Siner star in the White Horse Theater Company production of ’night, Mother.

White Horse Theater Company’s 10th anniversary season continues, with Marsha Norman’s 1983 Pulitzer Prizewinning play. This challenging and powerful work chronicles a tense back and forth between a suicidal young woman and her mother. Longtime Chelsea resident (and block association member!) Joy Franz co-stars, in the maternal role. Theatergoers who venture beyond the neighborhood will remember Franz in the original Broadway runs of “Pippin” (as Catherine) and “A Little Night Music” (as Mrs. Nordstrom). She also appeared in the original Broadway cast of “Into the Woods” (as Cinderella’s stepmother). Co-star Laura Siner, playing daughter Jessie, previously starred in White Horse’s “In The Bar of a Tokyo Hotel.” White Horse Producing Artistic Director Cyndy A. Marion stages this production with bold visuals that call attention to the ominous finality implied by the looming specter of Jessie’s bedroom door. Wed.-Sat., May 15-18, at 8pm. 2pm matinee on Sat., May 18 and a matinee at 3pm on Sun., May 19. At the Hudson Guild Theatre (441 W. 26th St., btw. 9th & 10th Aves.). For tickets ($18), visit smarttix.com. For more info, visit whitehorsetheater.com.

PS33 COMMUNITY DAY CARNIVAL

Photo by Scott Stiffler

Meet Commander David Miller at the 10th Precinct’s Community Council meeting (May 22).

area (before serving as a captain at the Seventh precinct, he was a lieutenant at the 10th). Ask him about that timeline, and anything else, when you attend the Wed., May 22, 7pm Community Council meeting (at the 10th Precinct; 230 W. 20th St., btw. 7th & 8th Aves.). Open to the public, Council meetings provide an opportunity to hear the latest crime statistics for the area, ask questions and get updates on concerns

Adults will appreciate the chance to meet the staff, teachers and PTA members of PS33 (Chelsea Prep). But let’s not kid ourselves — the kids are going to be begging you to go so they can spend some quality time in the bouncy castle and on the giant slide. That means there’s something for everyone at the PS33 Fifth Annual Community Day Carnival. Music, arts activities and great food (donated by Union Square Events) also figures into the mix — as does a 3pm raffle whose prizes include an iPad with Retina display, an iPod Touch and a Kindle Fire. All proceeds from the event will help support the school’s A-rated arts and enrichment programs. Sat., June 1, 11am-4pm, in the PS33 school yard (W. 26 St., btw. 9th & 10th Aves.). $2 entry fee (children under three, free admission). Tickets must be purchased for rides, food and activities. For more info, visit ps33chelseaprep.org or send an email to ps33pta@gmail.com.

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