The Day | Rites of Spring

First AvenueAdrian Fussell

Good morning, East Village.

Hope your Easter weekend was grand. In honor of the holiday, The Local posted a video of Sofika Zieylk, demonstrating the traditional Ukrainian art of “Pysanky” (egg painting) in her Seventh Street apartment. You can find the video, which was produced by NYU Journalism’s Rachel Ohm, by visiting the right column of the blog’s homepage or by clicking this link.

What does an Easter Sunday look like at Mars Bar? Well pretty much like any other day, but see if you can spot the one Easter-related item in the pics.  The hunt’s on, at Nadie Se Conoce.

Last week, The Times reported on the budding crop of Evangelicals taking root in the East Village. Trinity Grace Church opened its fifth New York branch at 59 Cooper Square, in the First Ukrainian Assembly of God, earlier this month.  The new addition points to the rising expansion of evangelical churches across Manhattan, but also to a change in strategy. In the article, Pastor Guy Wasko emphasized the importance of finding acceptance in the East Village through acknowledging former pain caused by Christian leaders during the AIDS epidemic, and by opening his doors to a congregation that he hopes will be “multigenerational and multiethnic.”

And finally, a new detail has emerged about the red-tailed couple nesting on the 12th floor ledge of Bobst Library. Evidently, the pair enjoys waking up to the morning paper. The Time’s City Room Blog reported that Bobby, the male hawk, was spotted early Friday morning carrying a crumpled page of newspaper back to Violet in the nest. Potential subscribers? Doesn’t look like it, the paper the hawk scooped is suspected to have been amNew York.