Tonight, July 18th, 6:30PM: An Introduction to Chi Gong

MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MASTER

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHI GONG MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016

The class will begin at 6:30PM in the Riverside Lobby. After an introduction, weather permitting, we shall go into Riverside Park.

I HAVE BEEN STUDYING AND TEACHING TAI CHI CHUAN, CHI GONG, AND ALLIED MOVEMENT DISCIPLINES FOR 40 YEARS.
I HAVE STUDIED WITH MASTER TEACHERS AND PRACTITIONERS.

WE ARE PARTICULARLY FORTUNATE TO LIVE NEAR A PARK AND A RIVER, WHICH ARE EXCELLENT LOCATIONS FOR OUTDOOR CHI GONG.

THE CHINESE DEVELOPED OVER THE CENTURIES THE EXERCISE KNOWN AS CHI GONG. CHI GONG CAN BE TRANSLATED AS CULTIVATING ENERGY SKILLFULLY. CHI GONG HAS MEDICAL, MARTIAL, AND SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS. CHI GONG GENTLY RELAXES THE STIFFENED JOINTS OF SEDENTARY ADULTS AND COMPELS THE CIRCULATION OF ENERGY THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BODY WITHOUT CAUSING UNDUE SWEATING OR FATIGUE. CHI GONG COORDINATES MOVEMENT, BREATH, AND VISUALIZATION. THE MOVE- MENTS ARE SLOW AND RELAXED. I WILL BE TEACHING SIMPLE EXERCISES SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES.

PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND FLAT SHOES. IF POSSIBLE, DON’T EAT IMMEDIATELY BEFORE CLASS.

THOSE OPTING TO PARTICIPATE WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT/RELEASE FORM. COPIES ARE AVAILABLE, ALONG WITH A SIGN-UP SHEET, AT THE FRONT DESK.

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Plaque Unveiling a Monumental Success

The celebration on June 20th of the unveiling of the plaque documenting the Master Building’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places was a smashing success, highlighted by the attendance of several visiting dignitaries, special guests and an exceptionally large turnout of residents, enthusiastic and in good cheer, and capped by a champagne toast, which continued into the evening until the case of champagne — generously provided by Orsid Management — was heartily consumed.

The unveiling ceremony took place on the summer solstice, the very day of the 28th anniversary of the Master Apartment’s conversion to a cooperative.

Before the official unveiling in front of the building, in the Master Gallery, Daniel Farb conveyed greetings to attendees from his mother Oriole Horch Farb Feshbach and then related some of his own memories including a moving recount of how his parents provided work to actors blacklisted during the McCarthy era.

John Piltzecker, Superintendent of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, delivered congratulations from the National Park Service regional office and put in perspective what a special honor it is to be listed on the National Registry. Of the 90,000 sites on the registry, only 545 (including Master Apartments ) are in New York County..

Corinne Engelbert, the historic preservation consultant who prepared the nomination, attended the celebration as well, as did Randy Turner, a retired National Parks Service manager and member of the co-op ad hoc committee which recommended proceeding with a bid to be listed. Meisha Hunter Burkett, a historic preservationist and former resident of the Master Apartments, and another member of the ad hoc committee, was unable to attend.

To view our page on the National Register and learn more about the Historic Place program, follow this link: https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/16000036.htm

Here are some photos of the event contributed by Master resident renown photographer Martha Cooper.

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Monday, June 6th, Monday at the Master Presents: An Unfolding Tale: the Making and Transformation of the Decorative Elements of the Golden Harpsichord

Dear Residents,

Please join us for the next Monday Night at the Master in the Riverside Lobby:

Date/Time:   June 6, 7:30pm

Presenter:    Pascale Patris

Conservator, Objects Conservation Department 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Program:      An Unfolding Tale: the Making and Transformation of

the Decorative Elements of the Golden Harpsichord

Click here to see the attached flier for additional information about this program.

 

With warm regards,

The Board of Directors

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Submit Your Artwork to a Special Master Gallery Show: “The Master: Above & Below”

The Master Gallery, in conjunction with The Board of Directors, and in celebration of our recent listing on the National Register of Historic Places, is pleased to announce a group art show entitled The Master: Above & Below.

The show will run from August 4 thru October 29, 2016, with an opening reception on Thursday, August 4th from 7- 8:30pm.

All residents and friends of the Master are welcome to submit artwork for consideration. The theme of the show will be “our neighborhood.” Artwork must relate to the building, and our neighborhood including Manhattan Valley, the Hudson River and Riverside Park.

Mediums can range from photography, water color, pencil, charcoal, oil, etc.

All entries must be compatible with the hanging system. If your work is selected we will discuss the specifics for hanging properly.

Submissions should be emailed as a jpeg to: mastersdesigncommittee@gmail.com. Please include title, dimensions, your name, address, email address and phone number. All submissions must be received no later than Wednesday, June 1st. Final selections will be made Thursday, June 30th.

The installation of the show is scheduled for Saturday, July 30th. If selected, all artwork must be delivered and ready for hanging by Monday, July 25th.

We look forward to receiving your submissions,

The Master Gallery

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Still Time to Take a Booth at the May 21st Spring Bazaar

SELL YOUR CASTOFFS,

CRAFTS, BOOKS, CDS, TOYS  

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SPRING BAZAAR

SATURDAY, MAY 21

(Rain date: May 22)

10AM to 5PM

  1. 103 St. between WEA & RSD

Spaces $45 or $60:

http://www.w102-103blockassn.org/sample-vendor-agreement.html 

or call 212.663.6748

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