GERRY MOORE LECTURES ON "THE SECRET BOTANICAL LIFE OF NYC" AT 8 P.M.
Ready to photosynthesize? Explore the weird and wonderful world of plants—especially those that thrive in our overbuilt, human-dominated landscape—with Gerry Moore, director of science for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. While other botanists are swinging through the rain forest canopy in Amazonia, Dr. Moore and his colleagues at the BBG’s “New York Metropolitan Flora Project” tromp through abandoned train yards, vacant lots, and traffic islands—on a quest for NYC’s botanical strivers and survivors.
Is this city nothing but steel and pavement? Nein! We’re gushing with biodiversity. Put a nosegay in your buttonhole, and prepare for FLOWER POWER!
GO OUT ON A LIMB WITH SINGER/SONGWRITER LEE FELDMAN AT 9:30 P.M.
“Imagine if Charlie Brown made pop records….” and that he lived in the concrete jungle. That’s the sweet, poignant, and satisfying sound of Lee Feldman. Creative wordplay, walking on the Williamsburg Bridge, cicadas, subways, and two-dimensional superheroes—are all inspirations for Feldman’s subversively catchy melodies.
Lee Feldman’s most recent CD “I’ve Forgotten Everything” has been proclaimed “unlike anything else in contemporary pop.” And Feldman’s rock musical “Starboy” has been called “simple and direct, and smile-inducing…. a trippy experience.” Don’t miss this musical night-bloomer and his florally enhanced digital piano!
--Imbibe the Aromatic Cocktails of the Night: the walloping “Planter’s Punch” and the deadly “Black Dahlia”
--Before: Groove to tunes inspired by pistils and stamens!
The “Secret Science Club” meets April 4th at 8 p.m. (and the first Wednesday night of every month) in the basement @ Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. p: 718.638.4400. Subway: R to Union St.; F to 4th Ave.; Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic.
No cover. Just bring your own smart self.