Peter Quinn's "Banished Children of Eve"
Peter Quinn’s “Banished Children of Eve”

As part of its series of events for young readers in New York , Commonweal Magazine has invited Peter Quinn—good friend of Commonweal, award-winning author and really fun guy to be around—to read from his novel of Civil War New York, ‘Banished Children of Eve’ to celebrate its 20th year in print (Peter will bring books for purchase).  It’s at Swift Hibernian Lounge, 34 E4th St., NYC, 7pm. And then Peter will hang out and share a drink; first round’s on Commonweal. So if you’re looking for useful writing tips, Bronx accents, original sin and local history, Swift is the place to be.


Tara O'Grady Jazz Trio
Tara O’Grady Jazz Trio

At 7:30pm Tara O’Grady and her band will be swinging at Winnie’s Prohibition Lounge, Refinery Hotel, 63 W. 38 Street at 6th Ave. 7:30-10:30pm. If you’re heading uptown maybe you can catch Tara’s act after Peter’s. 


Martina Fiserova
Martina Fiserova

Or, if you’re staying in the East Village, not far from Swift will be singer songwriter Martina Fiserova at Rue 7 Social Club at Klimat Lounge, starting around 9:30pm. 77 East 7 Street (between 1 and 2 Ave).  Prague native Martina will be celebrating her first year in NYC. She landed on the island exactly one year ago today.