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Wines-MaitreDeChaiFrom a recent tasting, two that were especially good: Maitre-de-Chai, Sonoma 2015 Carignon Poor Richard Vineyard, Bellwether, Finger Lakes 2014 Pinot Noir Sawmill Creek.

ProjectLifeCenter2017aPLC-Woodside.JPGProjectLifeCenter2017Project Life Center, billed as a women’s community center — seeking to nourish women in all areas, is now open in Woodside.

NYIFF17The Indo-American Arts Council is gearing up for its New York Indian Film Festival (April 30-May 7) at various locations around Manhattan. With 85 shorts, features, and documentaries — including father-son themes, mental health issues, and the Big “O” (Lipstick Under My Burka) — there is something for everyone.



LongBeach041617eTo be truly human (to have a self) we need to be reconciled with God, beginning with God’s mercy — which is available but needs to be sought:

“I open My Heart as a living fountain of mercy. Let all souls draw life from it. Let them approach this sea of mercy with great trust.” Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska

EasterVigil2017“This is the Passover of the Lord:
if we honor the memory of his death and resurrection
by hearing his word and celebrating his mysteries,
then we may be confident
that we shall share his victory over death
and live with him forever in God.”
Daily Roman Missal

TrumpPlazaOn this Good Friday, with many rejecting the Savior of the world and making themselves savior of the world (and living as “animals” and “demons”), the nothingness abounds.

NYIAS17cNYIAS17bNYIAS17aAt the Javits Center through April 23.

Tesla is nowhere to be found, but the design legacy of Bob Lutz is all around — including in the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta (middle photo) which seems to be cross between Lutz’s Merkur XR4TI and Scorpio models of the 1980s.

Cuisine&ConfessionsCuisine&Confessions5Cuisine&ConfessionsThe 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts), a Montreal-besed circus, is flying high at NYU’s Skirball, with Cuisine & Confessions, through April 16. Showgoers will be treated to culinary tastings.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

SelwynDanceTheatre2017fAmanda Selwyn Dance Theatre Company – April 8, 2017

Photograph: Stephen Wise