“The Vanishing City” to screen Tuesday, Jan. 12th at Judson Memorial Church, 7 p.m.

“The Vanishing City,” a documentary by Fiore DeRosa and Jen Senko, will screen Tuesday, January 12th, 7 p.m. at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South at Thompson Street.

The Vanishing City exposes the real politic behind the alarming disappearance of New York’s beloved neighborhoods, the truth about its finance-dominated economy, and the myth of “inevitable change.” Artfully documented through interviews with – and testimony by – tenants, city planners, business owners, scholars, and politicians, the film takes a look at the city’s “luxury” policies and high-end development, the power role of the elite, and accusations of corruption surrounding land use and rezoning. The film also links NYC trends to other global cities where multinational corporations continue to victimize the middle and working classes.

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Screening of Film on Rachel Carson’s life “A Sense of Wonder” Friday, March 27th at Anthology Film Archives – And it’s free!

Updated 1:30 p.m.: This is a one time screening at Anthology and it is suggested that you RSVP to senseofwonderrsvp -at- gmail.com.  The actress who plays Rachel Carson and others will be speaking after the screening.


Check out the screening of “A Sense of Wonder,” a new film about the last year of environmental activist and pioneer Rachel Carson’s life as she battles cancer and in the wake of publishing her groundbreaking book “Silent Spring.” The film will be shown Friday night, March 27th, at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan.

Jay Feldman, of environmental group Beyond Pesticides, says of the film: “I just saw it on the big screen for the first time last week in D.C. It was fabulous. Kaiulani Lee, the actress, is Rachel Carson in the film and is powerful.”

The film is free and the screening is open to the public.

Details: Friday, March 27, 7:30pm Anthology Film Archives Theater, 32 2nd Avenue at E. 2nd Street (trains: one block from the F or V train, 2nd Ave. stop)

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This year’s National Women’s History Month will honor Rachel Carson. Carson’s bestseller Silent Spring led to the banning of the chemical DDT, the creation of the Clean Water Act and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the birth of the organic food movement.

March activities celebrating Rachel Carson include 100 nationwide screenings of the newly released film, “A Sense of Wonder.” The film depicts Rachel Carson in the last year of her life, as she battles cancer and the chemical industry and focuses her final energy on getting her message to Congress and the American people amidst the publishing of “Silent Spring.”

This film is absolutely remarkable. You cannot walk away unmoved.” — Bill Moyers.

Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine: “Rachel Carson taught us that the natural world and human society are, indeed, interdependent and indivisible, and moreover that we have an obligation as stewards of the environment to safeguard and protect the world around us. … Her life and the guiding principles that shaped it … continue to inspire us all.”

“A Sense of Wonder” stars Broadway, film and television actress Kaiulani Lee and uses Carson’s own words in telling her story. Noted drama critic Christopher Rawson says, “What Lee achieves in barely an hour is something rare; she merges herself with Carson’s spirit.”

For more information on pesticides and how they affect our health and environment in New York City, please check out the work of the No Spray Coalition!


Note: After this post, this blog writer is resuming a break until Monday, April 13th barring any ‘breaking’ news on Washington Square Park! Thank you.