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Monday, July 1, 2002

HERO WORSHIP

Xaverian HS fundraiser pays homage to Giuliani & Joe D.

It was a helluva boys’ night out at the New York Sheraton on June 19 when the audience of mostly male Xaverian HS supporters turned out to honor former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani at the Joe DiMaggio Award gala. Comment.

BASKET CASES

It’s been going on for years. This thing I’ve got with Al. That’s Al Fresco. Al Fresco the picnic guy. Comment.

GOING ’STAG’

Add to the list of summer pleasures weekend performances in Prospect Park by the LITE Company. Comment.

NEW HOPE

You can’t walk far in picturesquely industrial Red Hook without hitting a diner. But until last Friday, you could roam the main drag without crossing paths with a Culinary Institute-trained chef. Then Chef Dianna Munz opened Hope & Anchor at 347 Van Brunt St. at Wolcott Street. Comment.

BALLS TO THE WALL

The 2002 Citywide Big Blue Handball Championship was held the weekend of June 14, attracting 1,200 entrants. Comment.

NATIVE CULTURES

On Saturday, Native American artists, performers and educators celebrated the ninth annual Gateway to Nations Native American Heritage Celebration at Floyd Bennett Field in Marine Park. Comment.

FRENCH KISSES

After our own films, French cinema appears to be the most popular in the United States - or at least in this city. From July 10 through July 14 (ending, appropriately, on Bastille Day) BAMcinematek will present "New French Connection," a selection of the latest crop of French films that have yet to find U.S. distributors. Comment.

FREE FRIDAYS

This summer, when you’re exhausted and staggering home from work along Seventh Avenue in Park Slope on a Friday night, don’t forget to look around and see where all that music’s coming from. Comment.

SWAN LAKE

Let this year be the one in which you truly embrace and enjoy summer’s pleasures. Forsake that air-conditioned cool to explore the natural beauty that Brooklyn - yes Brooklyn - affords in unexpected places. Comment.

Name  that Clone

Cyclones: Readers of the New Yorker are accustomed to erudite themes being depicted on the magazine’s often esoteric cover. The War on Terror heats up in Afghanistan? The New Yorker has ballet dancers on the front page. The president gets impeached? The New Yorker cover depicts two ducks flying over Central Park. Wildfires in Arizona? The immortal visage of monocle-wearer Eustace Tilly greets readers that week. Comment.

For Harper, the eyes have it

Cyclones: Third baseman Brett Harper denies that he’s trying to start a fashion trend, but the hot-hitting Arizonan is never — no, really, NEVER — seen without two black patches under his eyes. Comment.

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