The Day | Have a Drink for Neighborhood School, Centre-Fuge Public Art

church 3Daniel Maurer

Good morning, East Village.

A parent at the Neighborhood School writes in to remind us that today’s the day when students will team up with The Bean to raise money for the school’s library. The kids will sell lemonade and artwork, and The Bean will match whatever funds they raise. See more here.

The folks at the Centre-Fuge Public Art Project tell us they’re hosting a fundraiser on Sunday, across the street from the project at Tuck Shop. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., public art supporters can enjoy meat pies, beer specials and raffles. More information here. Centre-Fuge will also reveal a brand new mural by previous contributor Ben Angotti which will cover the façade of Tuck Shop.

The Times and The Post report that N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center may merge with Continuum Health Partners, which operates Beth Israel and other hospitals. The result could be “a new academic health-care system in the City of New York.”

Designer Alexa Galler tells Racked she loves to shop at Sunrise Market: “For birthday gifts, I pick out an array of interesting, random snacks. It’s always a fun unexpected, sometimes delicious present.” The to-go sashimi ain’t bad for lunch, either.

The Lo-Down reports that the Delancey Underground, a.k.a. the Low Line, got a stamp of approval from Community Board 3’s land use committee. The project co-founders touted the progress of the underground park, including “the completion of a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign, numerous overtures to Lower East Side organizations and the beginning of a planning study to access the feasibility of the proposal.”

Gothamist notes that James Franco will be holding court, and debuting a new switchblade in honor of his late friend Brad Renfro, at the New Museum this weekend. Sorry, the event is invite-only. Meanwhile the Lo-Down touts the New Museum’s first ever Teen Night, featuring “live music, gallery conversations, button making and lots of other activities.”

Next Mosh reminds us that Sunday afternoon is this year’s installment of Puke Island in Tompkins Square Park, featuring performances by metal and punk bands like Lynch Pigs and Truth in Needles.

Speaking of punk, Steve Lewis commemorates the tenth anniversary of Dee Dee Ramone’s death on Blackbook. Mr. Lewis writes, “Dee Dee’s tombstone is not far from where Johnny lays at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It has the Ramones seal on it and the line from one of his tracks: ‘I feel so safe flying on a ray on the highest trails above.’ On the bottom of the stone ‘O.K…I gotta go now’ is inscribed.”

Runnin’ Scared thinks the bathroom at Tompkins Square Park is one of the best places to smoke weed in the city.

Eater scores renderings of The Library, Andrew Carmellini’s forthcoming cafe at the Public Theater. It’ll serve “classic cocktails, wine, and craft beers and an American menu of classic and signature dishes, appetizers, bar snacks, and desserts nightly until 2 a.m.”

The Wall Street Journal visits new 14th Street lounge Bishops & Barons and finds “gangster glamor” in “zebra-striped chairs, chandeliers and candlelit tables.”