This just came into our inbox from our bff Fred Schwartz, whose penchant for public speaking has livened up at least one or two of the book parties/Odeon anniversaries we’ve been to.
The new Canal Park at the west end of Canal St. might be a tiny sliver of green in the concrete madness that is the West Side Highway, but that doesn’t mean it’s undeserving of a hearty welcome. The new park will be dedicated on Fri., Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. to the tune of Lou Reed, the illustrious front man from Velvet Underground turned solo singer. Reed and his wife, Laurie Anderson, are members of the Canal Park Conservancy, which will help fund the maintenance of the triangular oasis. The free concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Laurie Anderson, who we’re sure you all remember from the Sanaa New New Museum groundbreaking. And Lou Reed, who we’re sure you all remember from your cultural literacy. If we can drag ourselves out of our flunomia’d bed we’re gonna try and go. Oh wait, we don’t have one.