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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
announces seven performance
at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn
for the 2017-18 season
Through April 28, 2018

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The Theater at the 14th
Street Y
Announces 2017-2018 Season
Through May 31, 2018

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JANUARY 10-23, 2018

Tuesday, January 9 through Tuesday, March 6.
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

This awards season, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, presents the new CinéSalon series Best Actress: A César-Winner Showdown, an epic battle of France’s most talented actresses, running Tuesday, January 9 through Tuesday, March 6.

Each week at CinéSalon, FIAF will screen films starring winners of the César for Best Actress—French cinema’s highest accolade. Spanning the César awards from very first Best Actress (Romy Schneider in 1976) to the most recent (Isabelle Huppert in 2017), the series includes international hits (La Môme), cult favorites (L’important c’est d’aimer), and lesser-known gems (One Deadly Summer).

Their fierce, vulnerable, and show-stopping performances each bring unforgettable characters to life. But it’s up to the audience to decide the all-time best. Attendees can vote for their number one César-winner either in person or online through February 13, and join CinéSalon in time for this season’s César and Oscar awards with a red-carpet event on March 6 as the series culminates in a special screening starring the audience’s favorite actress.

Series curated by Pauline Conroy and Delphine Selles-Alvarez. 

Films include:

Free with RSVP!

La Vie en Rose · Marion Cotillard, dir. Olivier Dahan, Tuesday, January 9 at 4 & 7:30pm 
One Deadly Summer · Isabelle Adjani, dir. Jean Becker, Tuesday, January 16 at 4 & 7:30pm
Le petit lieutenant · Nathalie Baye, dir. Xavier Beauvois, Tuesday, January 23 at 4 & 7:30pm
Amour · Emmanuelle Riva, dir. Michael Haneke, Tuesday, January 30 at 4pm
L’important c’est d’aimer · Romy Schneider, dir. Andrzej Zulawski, Tuesday, January 30 at 7:30pm
Three Colors: Blue · Juliette Binoche, dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, Tuesday, February 6 at 4 & 7 :30pm
The Last Metro · Catherine Deneuve, dir. François Truffaut, Tuesday, February 13 at 4pm
Vagabond · Sandrine Bonnaire, dir. Agnès Varda, Tuesday, February 13 at 7:30pm
Elle · Isabelle Huppert, dir. Paul Verhoeven, Tuesday, February 20 at 4 & 7:30pm
Related Event: Classics of French Cinema with Olivier Barrot: Elevator to the Gallows · Jeanne Moreau, dir. Louis Malle, Tuesday, February 27 at 4 & 7:30pm. Olivier Barrot talk at 6:45pm
Special Event: Audience Choice Award Screening: Surprise film to be announced, Tuesday, March 6 at 4 & 7:30pm

Films in French with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.

About CinéSalon
In the spirit of the French ciné-clubs and literary salons, CinéSalon pairs an engaging French film with a social post-screening wine & beer reception. Every 7:30pm screening will be introduced by a high-profile personality in the arts.

CinéSalon is free for all FIAF Members.
For more info visit 

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) | 22 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022



May Contain Moving Parts
On View January 13 - February 3, 2018
SVA Chelsea Galleries | 601 West 26th Street, NYC

El Museo del Barrio, in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Masters of Fine Arts Department present, in its second iteration, elmuseo@SVA: May Contain Moving Parts. Curated by El Museo's Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, the exhibition features artists of the Caribbean diaspora, many of them SVA alumni, who explore materiality by transforming objects, familiar sounds and images in unexpected ways. The exhibition brings together artists Graciela Cassel, Willie Cole, Franco Frontera, Jon Gomez, Jonas Lara, Arnaldo Morales, Marilyn Narota, Aya Rodríguez-Izumi and Jenny Santos, for the first time. For more info on the artists, click here. 

The exhibition will be on view from Saturday, January 13 to Saturday, February 3, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City. The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. Admission is free and the gallery is easily accessible by wheelchair. For more information, call 212.592.2145. 

SVA Chelsea Galleries | 601 West 26th Street, NYC

Second Annual Rooftop Films Gala
Thursday, February 15
St. Bart's Church

Honoring the work of Filmmakers:
Sean Baker (Tangerine, The Florida Project)
Yance Ford (Strong Island)
Join us for the Second Annual Rooftop Films Gala!
This isn’t going to be your run-of-the-mill fundraising party (no stuffiness, we promise!). Sure we'll be dressed up, but in the spirit of our innovative Summer Series events, we'll be doing this Rooftop-style: Just a fun party for the lovers and leaders of the film community to come together and celebrate Rooftop Films and the gifted, creative and fearless artists that have made a contribution to the art of filmmaking this past year.

All proceeds for the evening will go to support our vital community programs.

General Admission: $150

St. Bart's Church | 325 Park Ave, New York, NY. 10022

South Street Seaport Museum presents Book Launch: 
The Stowaway 
Tuesday, January 23. 6:30pm
South Street Seaport Museum

Within minutes of announcing the book launch event for Laurie Gwen Shapiro's new book The Stowaway the tickets had sold out! By popular demand we've added a second date! Join the Seaport Museum, along with Simon & Schuster on January 23rd to celebrate the book launch of Laurie Gwen Shapiro's new book, The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica, an Indie Next Pick for January 2018 as well as Amazon Best of the Month Biography and Memoir. The evening's conversation will be moderated by William Roka, South Street Seaport Museum Historian.

Tickets go on sale on January 5 for $10. Visit more information on supporting the South Street Seaport Museum. 

South Street Seaport Museum | 213 Water Street, NYC, 10038

The Jewish Museum
Richly Decorated Garments from Over 20 Countries
On View at the Jewish Museum
November 3, 2017 - March 18, 2018
The Jewish Museum

A sumptuous array of apparel from over 20 countries on four continents will be on display at the Jewish Museum from November 3, 2017 through March 18, 2018, offering an exceptional opportunity for American audiences to view many facets of Jewish identity and culture through rarely seen garments. Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the first comprehensive U.S. exhibition drawn from The Israel Museum's world-renowned collection of Jewish costumes, showcases over 100 articles of clothing from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, presented as complete ensembles or as stand-alone items. The exhibition is organized by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

The Jewish Museum | 1109 5th Ave & 92nd St, New York, NY 10128
Phone(212) 423-3200

The Vienna Philharmonic Society
Thursday February 22nd, 2018 @ 6:30PM
Private Club in New York City

The Vienna Philharmonic Society will host a Concert and Dinner with The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on Thursday February 22nd, 2018 at a private club in New York City. 6:30 pm Cocktails Reception, 7:15 pm Performance, and 8:15 pm dinner. This will be a Black Tie evening.

The evening includes a concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra that will benefit our educational programs.
The Vienna Philharmonic Society is a New York based non-profit organization that supports and celebrates the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and works to extend its performances across the United States. Through a variety of educational programs with our partner, The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, including Master Classes for advanced students and music events for children in the community, the Vienna Philharmonic Society helps the Orchestra maintain a meaningful presence in the cultural life of New York and cities throughout the country.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit

Private Club in New York City

TRU VOICES New Plays Reading Series - Submission Deadline:
January 21st.
TRU Website

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)ÿis seeking submissions for a New Plays Reading Series in 2018 that will consist of two or three new works presented on consecutive Monday evenings in Manhattan. Application and guidelines are available atÿÿCreated to nurture producers as well as writers, TRU VOICES seeks producer-driven projects, and also matches writers with producers. Each reading is followed by a "Dollars and Sense" panel discussion with prominent New York producers, general managers and artistic directors focusing on potential venues, marketing and budgeting of the work. The purpose of the series is to help develop new plays, help producers develop the skills needed to produce new works, and foster the producer-writer relationship for future development beyond the series.


Tu B'shvat (Going Green) - PAUSE/PLAY, Saturday Afternoons at the 14th Street Y
February 3, 2018 2-6PM
14th Street Y

Downtown Jewish Life and the 14th Street Y present PAUSE/PLAY, an innovative Saturday afternoon of Shabbat programming at the 14th Street Y. PAUSE/PLAY invites attendees to hit the pause button in their busy lives and experience all that the Downtown Community has to offer. All are welcome in the community, Jewish or not, to join for a day of relaxation and renewal. From family yoga and story time to whiskey tastings and open swim, PAUSE/PLAY events feature activities for the whole family. PAUSE/PLAY will also feature a Community Passport that families can decorate each month and bring to each event for access to monthly raffles for deals to 14Y programs and other great prizes. Together we will grow our understanding and awareness of the world around us through art, games, PJ Play! and many other fun activities for the whole family. As part of the Tu B'shvat celebration we will have wine tasting for grown-ups, as well as yummy holiday treats for kids to enjoy all day too.

PAUSE/PLAY is open to all ages in this diverse downtown community. Y Members: Free; Non-Members Advance Tickets: Children ($5), Adults ($10), Family Ticket (Up to 5 members $35); Day of Tickets: Children ($10), Adults ($15), Family Ticket (Up to 5 members $45). To become a member of the 14th Street Y, visit

14th Street Y | 344 E. 14th Street, NYC, 10003

Warrior Women: Mujeres Guerreras
Casita Maria Youth Exhibition
Opening in the Casita Maria Galleries
January 24, 2018, 6 pm
Casita Maria

Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education is proud to present ¡Si Se Puede! / Yes You Can!, an exhibition honoring and celebrating women of color from yesterday and today who are leaders, mentors, and sheroes who chose to be in service of the community. This exhibition, titled after a call to action coined by labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, is curated by Casita Maria in collaboration with the Bronx’s very own shero Elba Cabrera. ¡Si Se Puede! and Casita Maria youth exhibition, Warrior Women: Mujeres Guerreras are on view January 24 to March 29, 2018.

Join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6 - 8 PM in the Casita Maria Galleries to view artwork by the young leaders of Casita and to learn more about the honorees through photography, film, writing and ephemera.

Casita Maria | 928 Simpson St., 6th fl.
Bronx, NY 10459

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