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Ellen Carpenter

August 22, 2005 | New York International Fringe Festival
The Friar and the Nurse

This Elizabethan update finds an untold love story in 'Romeo and Juliet.'

June 9, 2003 | Top Five
Public Gardens

Here’s a substitute to keep you placid till you can afford that weekend home in Rhinebeck. Grab a book and a bottle of water, bypass the crowds in the big city parks, and visit your own semi-secret plot of green.

March 17, 2003 | St. Patrick's Day
Top Five Irish-Music Venues

When it comes to hearing traditional Irish music, you can’t rely on U2 to supply a bouncy fiddle line. Celebrate your Irish heritage (or someone’s, anyway) and get really jiggy with it at one of these Celtic-minded establishments. Green beer optional.

December 23, 2002 | Top Five
Holiday Cocktails

What better way to warm up the Christmas season -- or take the edge off the shopping scene -- than with a spicy holiday drink?

December 16, 2002 | Top Five
Belly-Dancing Restaurants

Forget what your mother said: Staring is required when belly dancers are present. Season bites of baba ghannouj with a little shimmy.