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Students Can Still Get Free Meals— From the City and Elsewhere

Mayor Bill de Blasio visits the Meal Hub at P.S.1 in April. (Photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

As kids all over the city entered summer break on Monday, the New York City Department of Education decided to continue its Free Meals initiative. Originally restricted to students and, subsequently, children, the grab-and-go program was expanded in early April to include adults as well, and will continue to operate this way throughout the season. More →

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Remember the Democratic Debates? This Theater Group Thinks You Should

Katie Palmer and Paul Bedard, Feb. 2020 (Photo: Luana Harumi)

Between the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and civil unrest, it might be easy to forget that this is an election year, and the New York Democratic primary takes place Tuesday. If you need to refresh your memory with some of the events that lead to Joe Biden being the party’s last remaining presidential candidate, you can count on Theater In Asylum. Well, kind of. More →

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Why You’ll Find Paula Sánchez-Kucukozer Dancing On Day of the Dead

Paula Sánchez-Kucukozer and Son Pecadores during a recent performance at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery.

If there is something music performer Paula Sánchez-Kucukozer is obsessed with, it is skulls. Her shoulder bag has a Mexican skull design; her necklace has a Mexican skull pendant; hanging on her keychain, there are a colorful Mexican skull and a cardholder that she opens to hand me her business card – with a Mexican skull on the back. More →