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Opening Date: Dec 12, 2023

Closing Date: Dec 12, 2023

Running Time: 02:00

Odd Salon: ODDMENTS NYC III Show Site Icon

Playing @

Kraine Theatre

85 E 4th St New York, NY 10003

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ODDMENTS is a perfectly peculiar potpourri of obscure tales in the fields of art, history, adventure and science! These stories may not have fit previous salons but we consider them worthy of telling nonetheless! This night we celebrate a grab bag of rarities, share some toasts and wrap up 2023 while we look to the future! Join us for ODDMENTS NYC III, curated by Guest Curator and Fellow Olivia Owre-Bell.

Speakers and Talks:
The Madman and the Pentathlon
Fellow—Rain Weigartner
In 1912, an American cavalry officer ran, swam, rode, stabbed and shot his way to Olympic Gold in his own mind. The judges saw things differently.

One Voice, Dozens of Votes
Second Talk!—Andrea Fondulas
Discover the history Tammany Hall and their distorted version of democracy as they wield their influence on New York City.

Honoring the Herbalist Women of the Lenape People
Second talk!—Pam Segura
Come learn about the herbalist women of the land called Lenapehoking, known to the rest of us as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

Jelly Donuts are Jewish!
Fellow—Jessie Wayburn
On the fifth day of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me... FIVE JELLY DONUTS. Have you ever thought about the origin of "sufganyot" or jelly donuts? Come learn about the dessert that celebrates the gift of light on the fifth day of Hanukkah.

The Raft Expeditions of Thor Heyerdahl
Fellow—Matt Codner
Norwegian scientist Thor Heyerdahl's voyage on a balsa raft called Kon-Tiki brought him from Peru to Polynesia to show that Pacific Islanders could have descended from ancient Mesoamericans. Emboldened by this success, he crossed the Indian and Atlantic Oceans on rudimentary reed vessels to float unpopular theories about human migration.

From Perfection to Puppy Chow: The Painful History of New Jersey's Hopewell Castle
Fellow—Theresa Handwerk
Discover how Ralston-Purina's famous puppy food is all that remains of a 19th century eugenics-based utopian society developed at The Castle, a Victorian mansion in Hopewell, New Jersey.

Performance Schedule:

Tuesday, December 12 @ 7 PM

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Box Office

The box office is in the lobby but it's not street level.

Curb Ramps

There are curb ramps on the corner.


Restrooms on 2nd floor, up one flight of steps

Directions Subway

6 to Bleecker Street. Walk east on Bleecker to 3rd/Bowery, north to East 4th Street. Or F, V to 2nd Ave stop and walk north.


Seats 99.






One flight of stone stairs to enter the building from the sidewalk. The theatre is located on the main level.

Visual Assistance


Folding Armrests


Water Fountain

KGB car on 2nd floor, accessible by one flight of steps.

Assisted Listening System


Wheelchair Info

The theatre isn't wheelchair accessible.

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Public Transportation

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By Subway:

6 to Bleecker Street. Walk east on Bleecker to 3rd/Bowery, north to East 4th Street. Or F, V to 2nd Ave stop and walk north.

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