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October 17, 2017

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The Royal Flutes - Music from the Court of Louis XIV
Tuesday October 17th. 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
First Church of Christ, Scientist

Early Music New York | Frederick Renz, Director
Presents a New York Early Music Celebration 2017 Event
The Royal Flutes - Music from the Court of Louis XIV

Barthold Kuijken and Immanuel Davis, baroque flutes
with Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba | Donald Livingston, harpsichord

The Belgian and American flute virtuoso colleagues in a duo-recital of 18th-century French transverse flute duets and trio-sonatas by Couperin, Hotteterrere, Marais, Clérambault and more. This event is part of the 2017 New York Early Music Celebration – “The Low Countries: Flanders & Holland.”

Tickets  $40.00 reserved seats; $20.00 student (w/valid ID, available at door, day of). Tickets available by phone (212-280-0330), on-line (www.EarlyMusicNY.org) and at the door, half an hour prior to performance.  Group discounts available by telephone. All major credit cards accepted.

First Church of Christ, Scientist |10 West 68th Street (at Central Park West)


October 16, 2017

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Central Park
Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond Tour
Tuesday October 16th @ 11:00 AM
Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets)


Experience the Park's smallest woodland environment on this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Tickets $15 (Members $10)

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October 14, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Vangeline Theater
presents
BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE
One Night Only
October 14, 2017at 8pm
Theater For the New City

Following a critically U.S. and International tour, Vangeline Theater presents BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE (Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata) on October 14, 2017 at 8pm at Theater For the New City, 155 First  Avenue, NYC.

New York Butoh dancer Vangeline conjures the ghosts of two passionate giants - Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Butoh, and composer Ludwig van Beethoven in this hypnotic, electrifying and award-winning solo performance.  80 minutes with a 10 minute intermission.

Tickets are $15 general admission ($12 for students/seniors) and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3056947. 

Theater For the New City | 155 First  Avenue, NYC




October 12, 2017

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Thomas Ostermeier (Schaubühne, Berlin)
Thursday, October 12 | 2:00pm Artist Talk
Segal Theatre

Join us for a conversation with Schaubühne Berlin’s influential artistic director Thomas Ostermeier–one of the world’s most thrilling and recognized German theatre-makers of today. With Marvin Carlson and
Frank Hentschker.

Ostermeier began his theatrical career in 1990 acting in Einar Schleef’s Faust project at Berlin University of the Arts. He studied directing at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin and became the assistant of Manfred Karge. After staging the Russian symbolist Alexander Blok at the Ernst Busch Academy, Ostermeier was asked in 1996 to take over the Barracke of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin as the Artistic Director.

Early on in his career Ostermeier rebelled against “decoration” and celebrity culture within theatre – embracing the “intimate and violent” psychological realism prevalent among young British playwrights like Sarah Kane and Mark Ravenhill, whose plays he directed next to the works of young emerging German dramatists, such as Marius von Mayenburg.

Since 1999, at the age of only thirty-two, he has become the Artistic Director of Schaubühne Berlin and since 2005, he has also been Professor for Directing at the Ernst Busch Academy. He is best known for his acclaimed and worldwide touring productions like Hedda Gabler, Hamlet, An Enemy of the People, and RICHARD III. His productions won numerous awards and in 2011 he became the youngest ever recipient of the Golden Lion for his life’s work at the Venice Biennale. In July, he presented the world premiere of Returning to Reims, an urgent reflection on the new world order starring Nina Hoss, adapted from Didier Eribon’s memoirs.

For more information about this event, please click on the Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/events/236350720226278/


Cannot make it? This event will be livestreamed on this page: thesegalcenter.org/home/
FREE + Open to the public
First come, first served  

The Graduate Center, CUNY |  365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street 


October 11, 2017

The American Red Cross Gala
SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:00 p.m. Cocktails | 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program<br>
American Museum of Natural History

Honoring Wells Fargo

The American Red Cross Gala will recognize civic leaders and heroic individuals who embody our humanitarian mission.

For more information, please contact NYCGala@redcross.org

American Museum of Natural History | Central Park West & 79th St.
New York, NY 10024



October 10, 2017

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Classics of French Cinema with Oliver Barrot
October 10th at 4PM and 7:30 PM
FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall

As part of Classics of French Cinema with Oliver Barrot, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to present Pierre Étaix’s beloved slapstick masterpiece Yoyo this Tuesday, October 10 at 4 and 7:30pm in FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Madison and Park).

FIAF’s new CinéSalon series Classics of French Cinema with Oliver Barrot takes a fresh look at iconic French films with renowned journalist and TV personality Olivier Barrot. Curated by Barrot, the program features films ripe for rediscovery, from classics to lesser-known gems, spanning genres and decades. Barrot will share his passionate insights at special 30-minute talks at 6:45pm, taking viewers deep into the social and cultural contexts of the day's film—a true French ciné-club experience!

Upcoming films include:

Yoyo, dir. Pierre Étaix, Tuesday, October 10 at 4 & 7:30pm; talk in French with Olivier Barrot at 6:45pm
César and Rosalie, dir. Claude Sautet, Tuesday, December 5 at 4 & 7:30pm; talk in French with Olivier Barrot at 6:45pm

Films in French with English subtitles. 30-minute presentation in French only. These presentations are open to ticketholders of both the 4pm and 7:30pm screenings at no additional cost.

Olivier Barrot will sign copies of his new book United States at receptions after both screenings. Complimentary wine and beer will be served.


FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street (between Madison and Park).


October 9, 2017

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
American Ballet Theatre Fall Season Preview
Sunday & Monday, October 8 & 9, 2017 at 7:30pm.
The Guggenheim

For over 75 years, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has been home to the most important figures in classical ballet. Join renowned artists and choreographers from the company for an evening of discussion and dance as highlights of new commissions from the fall 2017 season are performed prior to their premieres.  On Sunday evening, October 8, ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky will discuss his new ballet, while the cast led by Principal Dancers Isabella Boylston and Alban Lendorf perform excerpts from the work.  On Monday evening, October 9, choreographer Benjamin Millepied will present highlights from his fall season premiere performed by Principal Dancers Misty Copeland, Hee Seo, Devon Teuscher, Herman Cornejo, David Hallberg and Cory Stearns. Both evenings will also feature Elegy Pas de Deux from Liam Scarlett's With a Chance of Rain and excerpts from Christopher Wheeldon's Thirteen Diversions.

Both panels are moderated by John Meehan, Professor of Dance at Vassar College. 10/8 panelists: Alexei Ratmansky, Marina Harss, Isabella Boylston, Alban Lendorf

10/9 panelists: Benjamin Millepied, Marina Harss, Gillian Murphy

TICKETS & VENUE
$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York 



October 8, 2017

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ALAIN WILLAUME: VULNERABLE
Curated by François Hébel
Friday, September 15 through Saturday, October 28
FIAF Gallery, 22 East 60th Street (between Park & Madison Avenue)
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 11am–6pm, Saturday 11am–5pm


Opening Reception Thursday, September 14 from 6–8pm
Free and open to the public
French photographer Alain Willaume lives and works in Paris. He began his photography career in 1979. Since 2010, Willaume has been a member of Tendance Floue, a French collective of experimental photographers which received the ICP Publication Infinity Award in 2007 for the book Sommes-nous?, featuring text by Jean Baudrillard. He works outside the traditions of documentary photography to create unusual photos that evoke a ghostly undercurrent in our everyday lives. He was the recipient of a First Prize Sony World Photography Award in 2011, and he received the Kodak Award “Prix de la Critique” in 1979. Alain’s work has been exhibited worldwide. Since 2003, he has also been a guest professor in art schools (Strasbourg and more recently Nancy).

Alain Willaume’s unusual photos evoke a ghostly undercurrent in our everyday lives. In depicting the likes of lone and meditative figures in barren landscapes and dusty roads, he highlights the fractures in the places we call home. Working outside of the mainstream and the traditions of documentary photography, Willaume creates an arresting personal cartography of engaged metaphors and enigmatic imagery. His haunting body of work evokes the lurking violence and vulnerability in the world as well as the human beings who inhabit it. This immersive installation designed by François Hébel for the artist’s US debut invites new perspectives into Willaume’s global body of work.

This is the sixth exhibition of the French Protocol series in the FIAF Gallery, curated by François Hébel.


 

October 7, 2017

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FIAF Crossing the LineDICKIE BEAU: Blackouts (US Premiere)
Co-Presented with Abrons Arts Center
Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7 at 8pm
Sunday, October 8 at 2pm
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)

Dickie Beau has revitalized the tradition of lip synching through distinctive playback performances in which he embodies counter-cultural figures and movie stars alike. Miming to speech and interviews, Beau performs uncanny invocations with the showmanship of a drag artist and the melancholy of a clown. At home on the stages of clubs, theaters, and cabarets, he has received awards including the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award and the London Cabaret Award for Best Alternative Performer.

For his first major US solo show, drag fabulist Dickie Beau conjures the wayward spirits of Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland. Following the siren call of his childhood idols, Dickie ends up in the New York apartment of an octogenarian journalist, listening to the unpublished tapes of an interview conducted just before Monroe’s death in 1962. Using this encounter as the genesis for Blackouts, Dickie merges reality with illusion and his identity with the actresses’ as he breathes electrifying life into Hollywood’s audio artifacts. The result is an ethereal portrait of icons and a reflection on the lingering impressions they’ve left behind.

Tickets: $30

Abrons Arts Center | 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)


October 5, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

The 2017 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL:
A FOUR-DAY SPECTACULAR PRESENTING 70 COMPANIES
FROM NEW YORK & AROUND THE WORLD  
OCTOBER 5 - 8, 2017  
October 5, 7PM GALA
October 6-8, 2017 – Festival Performances
October 8, 2017 – Family Friendly Program
Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter

Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter (29 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201)
On Thursday, October 5, 2017, WHITE WAVE Dance celebrates the 17th Anniversary season of the DUMBO Dance Festival (DDF) with a Gala Opening that heralds the most anticipated four-day festival of contemporary dance in the greater New York City region. Committed to the development in dance as an important art form, WHITE WAVE scours the globe in search of the most innovative of today's dance makers, both emerging and established, and brings them to Brooklyn for one extended weekend.

2017  DDF features 70 contemporary dance troupes combining over 350 artists who will pp align="left"resent solo, chamber, and full-scale works. Dancers from across the United States, and internationally from Switzerland, China, Hungary, Spain, Japan, Korea, and Italy will join the New York’s active dance community to offer the full range of new directions in dance in the 21st century. Dance lovers will experience a veritable cornucopia of the best of contemporary dance.
“This is a festival about opportunities,” says Young Soon Kim, Artistic Director of White Wave Dance “The DUMBO Dance Festival provides an opportunity for over 350 performing artists to showcase their work. Further, it offers New York audiences the chance to participate in one of the most diverse displays of leading-edge choreography at an affordable price.”

The Gala evening will be hosted by a guest celebrity (TBA). We have selected two of our most distinguished supporters to honor the impact they have made in furthering our mission. Their opening remarks will be followed by seven stunning contemporary dance troupes: Iker Karrera (Spain), Oniin Dance Company (NY/Italy), Verlezza Dance (NY), Over soul tanz theater (China), Maddie Hanson (NY), Alicia Mullikin (Washington), WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (NY). Following the show, guests will enjoy a reception with a buffet dinner of exotic Korean cuisine and a fabulous raffle, including wine baskets, “dinner for two” at DUMBO eateries and so much more!

TICKETS: General Admission: $10
GALA Opening Night, October 5th (starts at $100)                     www.whitewavedance.com

More info at 718-855-8822 or wwyskdc@gmail.com

Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter | 29 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn


 

October 1, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

BALLET HISPÁNICO
Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Dance!
"A la Calle" Block Party
Sunday, October 1 at 2pm
Ballet Hispánico's headquarters, The Arnhold Center

Ballet Hispánico will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month fthrough October 15, 2017 with free events, performances, exhibitions and dance lessons for children and adults. Events include a Salsa Extravaganza, an "A la Calle" Block Party, an Instituto Coreográfico dance showing and discussion, and an intimate Tablao flamenco performance at the Ballet Hispánico's headquarters, The Arnhold Center, at 167 W. 89th Street.

This year's Instituto Coreográfico on October 5 at 7 pm will feature the work of acclaimed Spanish choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra. Moderated by Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the program will include a showing by Guerra, as well as a lively discussion with the choreographer and the dancers. https://fs18.formsite.com/BalletHispanico/HHMfree/index.html
On Saturday, October 14 from 8-10 pm, Ballet Hispánico will offer the inaugural performance of the Ballet Hispánico Tablao series. Headlined by internationally celebrated dancer Nelida Tirado, thistwo-hour intimate performance will bring the Flamenco nightclub scene to the intimate Penthouse Studio of Ballet Hispánico.

Tickets are $20 and there will be refreshments. https://fs18.formsite.com/BalletHispanico/Tablao/index.html

Ballet Hispánico | The Arnhold Center | 167 W. 89th Street.



Another New York Cool Tip:

SOPHIE CALLE: Voir la mer (New York Premiere)
Co-presented with Time Square Arts and Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC)
Sunday, October 1 through Tuesday, October 31, nightly from 11:57pm–midnight
On Times Square electronic billboards from 42nd–49th Streets between 7th Avenue and Broadway
Free and open to the public

Since the late 1970’s, Sophie Calle—“France’s foremost conceptual artist” (The New York Times)—has been making provocative and often controversial work that confronts issues in her personal life. She is well-known for her sleuth-like explorations of human relationships, which have led her to follow strangers, and find work as a hotel chambermaid.

Calle’s work has been shown at international venues including the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MoMA (New York), the Guggenheim Museum (New York), The Tate Gallery (London), Crossing the Line Festival 2011, and recently a site-specific installation in Greenwood Cemetery (Brooklyn) for Creative Time.

In Istanbul, a city surrounded by the sea, Sophie Calle met people who had never seen it. For Voir la mer, as Calle describes it, “I took them to the shore of the Black Sea. They came to the water’s edge, separately, eyes lowered, closed, or masked. I was behind them. I asked them to look out to the sea and then to turn back towards me to show me these eyes that had just seen it for the first time.” Magnified on Times Square’s electronic billboards, five of these intimate video portraits silently reveal their emotional response to this evocative experience.


 

September 26, 2017

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September 24, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Opera Dolce presents “Opera Italian Style” 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House 331 East 70th Street New York City (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) 

Opera Dolce, in collaboration with the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s Community Events program, presents an afternoon of Italian operatic music from the celebrated Bel Canto and Verismo periods.  Vocal selections from beloved operas by Verdi, Giordano, Ponchielli and other great Italian composers will be performed by soloists Andrew Costello (Cologne Opera, Carnegie Hall, Zürich Opera) and Pamela Lloyd (Theater an der Wien, Czech State Orchestra, Off-Broadway).  Our singers will be accompanied by renowned pianist Dan Franklin Smith (Stuttgart Philharmonic, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Bruckner Festival Linz). 

Admission is Free and Open to the Public
For more information, visit www.operadolce.org
 
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House | 331 East 70th Street New York City
(between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

 


September 23, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Bala Devi Chandrashekar dances "Karna - Destiny's Child"
Saturday Sept. 23 at 7 PM
Nimoy Thalia Theater/Symphony Space

Bharatanatyam dancer and scholar Bala Devi Chandrashekar will perform her solo "Karna - Destiny's Child," the dramatic story of Karna, one of the most powerful warriors from the great Indian epic Mahabharatha.   In the centuries-old traditional Indian classical dance style Bharatanatyam, with interspersed English narration, the artist tells the story of Karna, his trials, tribulations, and his eventual downfall.  Ms. Chandrashekar has toured worldwide numerous times, and recently returned from performances in England, Spain, Latvia, Hungary, Germany, Singapore and India, where her concert was called "a moving experience" by The Hindu newspaper.

Tickets: $30
Reservations: 212.864.5400 or www.symphonyspace.org

Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre | 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

YY Dance Company
September 16 & 17, 23 & 24 (Saturdays at 8 PM; Sundays at 4 PM)
Peridance Salvatore Capezio Theater|

Dancer/choreographer Yin Yue, born and trained in Shanghai, presents her YY Dance Company in a program of her explosive contemporary works, danced by an ensemble of powerhouse dancers.  Yin has received choreographic commissions and awards from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, BalletX, Springboard Danse Montreal, and more.  Her young company has already performed in the U.s. at Jacob's Pillow, Dancenow at Joe's Pub, the NY International Fringe Festival, and abroad at the Schrit_tmacher in Aachen Germany.

Tickets: $25
Reservations: www.yydancecompany.com

Peridance Salvatore Capezio Theater | 126 East 13th Street, between 3rd & 4th Avenues.


 

September 22, 2017

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September 21, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Madison Smartt Bell
Reading/Discussion
Thursday September 21st. 7PM
McNally Jackson

Madison Smartt Bell will be in conversation with novelist Jessica Anya Blau at McNally Jackson.

For more information visit
http://www.mcnallyjackson.com/event/2017-09

McNally Jackson | 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012


 

September 20, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Daniel Nardicio Presents
DINA MARTINA
Fine Avec Me!
Wednesday September 20th at 8PM
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Hear ye! Hear ye! Dina Martina will be performing her brand new show, FINE AVEC ME!, at BB King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square.

This hysterically funny show - like all of Martina's surreal shows - promises to be an amazing blend of questionable song, pointless dance, unsightly costumes and hilarious video. It is nearly impossible to adequately describe the jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy that is a Dina Martina show - other than that it's a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you'll never forget.

DINA MARTINA has packed venues throughout Seattle as well as New York, Provincetown, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco and London. Martina has shared the bill with acts such as Margaret Cho, Alan Cumming, Justin Vivian Bond and Bridget Everett. She has been awarded two Seattle Times Footlight Awards and The Stranger Genius Award for Theater.

Cross street: between Seventh and Eighth AvesOpening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–2amTransport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq

Price: $25

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill | 237 W 42nd St | New York


September 18, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
The Principles of Uncertainty
by John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman
Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:30pm
Guggenheim Museum

Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalman discuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Following the world premiere at Jacob's Pillow and before the New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score composed, curated, and arranged by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen. 

TICKETS & VENUE
$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
 


 

September 17, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Madison Smartt Bell
Reading/Discussion
Sunday September 17th. 12PM
Brooklyn Book Festival

Madison Smartt Bell will discuss “history repeating itself” with fellow novelists Amelia Gray & Kei Miller at the Brooklyn Book Festival.

For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/events

Various Locations


 

September 16, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College
in collaboration with
Kinesis Project dance theatre
present
TimePiece
September 16 & 17, 2017 at 5:30pm
John Jay College Rooftop Plaza, 860 11th Avenue, NYC

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre, present TimePiece, a performance on the gorgeous rooftop plaza at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC on September 16 & 17, 2017 at 5:30pm.  Tickets are $25 ($20 Early Bird before 8/21, $30 at the door) at https://timepiece-on-the-roof.eventbrite.com.

Kinesis Project dance theatre, led by choreographer Melissa Riker, creates another beautiful and engaging world for the gorgeous rooftop terrace of John Jay College through the CUNY Dance Initiative.

Audiences should expect to move throughout the evening, however there will be seating available for those in need.

Tickets are $25 ($20 Early Bird before 8/21, $30 at the door) at https://timepiece-on-the-roof.eventbrite.com.

John Jay College Rooftop Plaza | 860 11th Avenue, NYC




Another New York Cool Tip:

GlamourTango
September 16 at 7 PM
St. Peter's Church

The elegant GlamourTango, with an all-woman cast of musicians, vocalist, and dancers celebrating Tango from the Rio de la Plata region in South America, and paying tribute to the early women of Tango.   The glamorous cast, hailing from Argentina and Uruguay is: pianist/producer Polly Ferman, vocalist Mariela Marco, musicians Ina Paris, Yael Archer and Iris Ornig, and dancers Karina Romero, Mariana Parma, and Valeria Solomonoff.   Music by Astor Piazzolla, Daniel Binelli,  and other noted tango composers.

Tickets: $20
Reservations: www.glamourtango2.bpt.me

St. Peter's Church | 619 Lexington Avenue - at 54th Street


 

September 14, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Soaking WET dance series
September 14-17
West End Theater

Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, opens its 2017-18 season with four days of dance.   Program A (performed Sept. 14, 15 & 16 at 7 PM) will be shared by Sarah Konner and Austin Selden Dance, and  Doppleganger Dance (directors/dancers are Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson).   Program B (performed Sept. 14, 15 & 16 at 8:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM) will feature Beyond the Bang Group, with performances by 5 couples.

Tickets: $20
Reservations: www.brownpapertickets.com   or  1.800.838.3006West End Theater | 263 West 86th Street
(2nd floor of the Church - stairs in the front of the lobby, elevator in the back




Another New York Cool Tip:

LEIMAY’S XIMENA GARNICA AND SHIGE MORIYA
UNVEIL THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
FRANTIC BEAUTY
FOUR NIGHTS ONLY!
Thursday, Sep 14, 8:00PM
Friday, Sep 15, 8:00PM
Saturday, Sep 16, 8:00PM
Sunday, Sep 17, 6:00PM
BAM FISHER

Ximena and Shige's work is unique and powerful. It feels very ancient and very contemporary – a rare balance. It allows for a freedom of the mind. –  Robert Wilson

Their work is visually stunning and kinetically powerful. - Meredith Monk

The multidisciplinary duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya and the LEIMAY Ensemble return to BAM Fisher with FRANTIC BEAUTY, the newest evening-length work representing the mid-point in their BECOMING pentalogy. Combining the LEIMAY Ensemble’s signature physicality layered over vivid visual landscapes, this world premiere reflects on society’s pursuit of and relationship to beauty. The piece features an original score by Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards). Performances will take place at BAM Fisher / Fishman Space (321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217.) Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/frantic-beauty].

ANCILLARY EVENTS:

Thurs, September 14, following the performance.
Post-show Opening Night Party (including guest performances)
VIP seating for the performance, reception and publication package available at $100.

Reception Tickets: $50 (Tickets for Thursday’s performance sold separately).

Fri, Sep 15, following the performance.
Post-Show Talk: Audience Roundtable
Free for same-day ticket holders

Sat, Sep 16, 6:30PM
Pre-Show Talk: Tracing the Art
Free for same-day ticket holders

Sun, Sep 17, 12:00 PM
LEIMAY LUDUS What a Body Can Do
Tickets: $25.

Sunday, Sep 17, following the performance.
Post-Show Closing Night Toast
Reception Tickets: $10 (Tickets for Sunday’s performance sold separately).

Tickets for all events and signed copies of the publication accompanying the show can be purchased online at http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/frantic-beauty. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/frantic-beauty].

BAM Fisher | Fishman Space (321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217.)

 



September 11, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE PROJECT
Monday September 11, 8:15 am to 8:46 am
Lincoln Center Josie Robertson Plaza (around the fountain)

Jacqulyn Buglisi's moving 9/11 Table of Silence project, a free public performance tribute to 9/11 and prayer for peace and healing, returns to Lincoln Center for the 7th year.   Performed around the Josie Robertson Plaza fountain, the 100+ dancers are led by members of Buglisi Dance Theatre in this dance call to action for peace.  Choreographer Buglisi was inspired to create the breathtaking ceremony after seeing Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta's sculptural installation of 100 ceramic plates that represent a banquet table uniting humanity.   The ceremony begins at 8:15 am and ends precisely at 8:46 am, the time that American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.
free admission - for information call 212.719.3301

Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center | 64th Street and Columbus Avenue


September 10, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

JLF at New York  
Patriot Games: Contextualizing Nationalism
Urvashi Butalia, Bouchra Khalili, Bruce Robbins,
and Eyal Weizman
in conversation with Marie Brenner  
Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 6:30pm
The Museum of Modern Art

Jaipur Literature Festival announces JLF at New York, as part of its ongoing collaboration with MoMA. The event will be held at The Museum of Modern Art, The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1, 11 W. 53rd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), NYC, on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 6:30pm.

This event is by invitation only.  
The event will be live-streamed at https://youtu.be/w4_uzO9JQP0.
Website: www.jaipurliteraturefestival.org.

The Museum of Modern Art | The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1, 11 W. 53rd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

 

September 9, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Mark Morris Dance Center Open House 2017
Saturday, September 9th 9:30AM-5:00PM
Mark Morris Dance Center

Join us for a free sampling of a wide array of programming, including dance, music, and fitness classes for all ages, levels, and abilities; a performance of Mark Morris' Words by Mark Morris Dance Group company members, plus pop up performances throughout the day showcasing our many community partners; and healthy snacks all day long. Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams will kick off our afternoon performances.

“Our dancers, our school, everyone has been so welcomed and supported by the community.  Our Open House is our way of saying thanks. Join us and have fun.” - Mark Morris, MMDG Artistic Director/Choreographer.

FREE Event. For more information visit mmdg.org/openhouse

Mark Morris Dance Center | 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brookyln NY, 22127

 


 

September 7, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Daniel Kane's "Do You have a Band?":
Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City, with Gillian McCain
Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7PM
New York University 

Please join us for a panel discussion and launch event to celebrate the publication of Daniel Kane's "Do You have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City, with Gillian McCain (co-author, Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk) and Marvin Taylor (Head of Special Collections & Fales Library).

New York University | Fales Library & Special Collections 
70 Washington Square South, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10011 


September 6-7, 2017

New York Cool Tip:


Crossing the Line Festival
Ryoji Ikeda’s supercodex [live set]
Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7 at 7pm
The Met’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium.

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are thrilled to kick off the 2017 edition of the Crossing the Line Festival with the New York Premiere of groundbreaking audiovisual artist Ryoji Ikeda’s supercodex [live set] on Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7 at The Met’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium.
 

Renowned for his achingly beautiful minimalism, ultra-spare beats, and mesmerizing audiovisual installations, Ikeda transforms his celebrated 2013 album supercodex into a singular live performance, in which he takes the stage surrounded by mammoth projections of arresting black and white digital imagery.

For more information on FIAF’s 2017 Crossing the Line Festival, visit: crossingtheline.org.

Tickets

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC

 


 

September 4-5, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Announces the World Premiere of
Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin
Falls the Shadow withchoreography by Alejandro Cerrudo
September 4 & 5, 2017 at 8pm and 9:30pm
The Guggenheim Museum

Spearheaded by American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin, with new choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, and projection design by
Dmitrij Simkin, Falls the Shadow is a new 30-minute work made in and for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda. It will feature dancers Daniil Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary and Hubbard Street dancers
Andrew Murdock and Ana Lopez.

In "real-time," their movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the surface of the rotunda to create an immersive experience that meshes technology, music, visuals, fashion, and dance.

In 2017, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, launched a new initiative, commissioning site-specific residencies and performances for the iconic Guggenheim Museum rotunda. Falls the Shadow will be the second Works & Process Rotunda Project and will be the culmination of rotunda residencies spanning five-weeks.

This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program. Limited seating with diminished views available on the rotunda floor.

WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.

TICKETS & VENUE
$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
May 31 - Priority Ticketing for $500+ Friends of Works & Process
June 7 - General Ticketing

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


 

September 3, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Announces the World Premiere of
Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin
Falls the Shadow withchoreography by Alejandro Cerrudo
September 4 & 5, 2017 at 8pm and 9:30pm
The Guggenheim Museum

Spearheaded by American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin, with new choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, and projection design by
Dmitrij Simkin, Falls the Shadow is a new 30-minute work made in and for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda. It will feature dancers Daniil Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary and Hubbard Street dancers
Andrew Murdock and Ana Lopez.

In "real-time," their movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the surface of the rotunda to create an immersive experience that meshes technology, music, visuals, fashion, and dance.

In 2017, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, launched a new initiative, commissioning site-specific residencies and performances for the iconic Guggenheim Museum rotunda. Falls the Shadow will be the second Works & Process Rotunda Project and will be the culmination of rotunda residencies spanning five-weeks.

This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program. Limited seating with diminished views available on the rotunda floor.

WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.

TICKETS & VENUE
$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
May 31 - Priority Ticketing for $500+ Friends of Works & Process
June 7 - General Ticketing

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


 

September 2, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
2017 Fall Show: Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 2, 3, and 4, and Sept. 9 and 10

..is a twice-a-year happening every Memorial Day Weekend and the weekend that follows and every Labor Day Weekend and the weekend that follows that.


The event showcases fine artists and craft artisans from around the New York metropolitan area, the nation and the world. Attendees come from all over and are a cosmopolitan mix, including art lovers, tourists, faculty and students from the area's many schools and professionals such as interior designers.

Our show is a sidewalk show, not a street fair, and has its venue on University Place, starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.  The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza, (aka Bobkin Lane), between NYU's Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library

For more information

 


 

September 1, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

The Drilling Company's
The Tempest
September 1st at 7PM
Bryant Park

The Drilling Company wraps up its Bryant Park summer with Shakespeare's late romance, a jigsaw-puzzle drama whose pieces include a sorcerer’s revenge, young lovers, a shipwreck, a monster, a fairy slave and two regicide plots. The production includes songs by Natalie Smith and Andrew Gombas.

For more information


 

August 31, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Iconic Views of Central Park Tour
Friday September 1, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Dairy Visitor Center, mid-Park between 64th and 65th Street

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes


Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)


 

August 30, 2017

HERVÉ
August 30th @ 7:30 (doors open at 6PM)
Joe's Pub

HERVÉ is an exceptional international discovery. With a singular blended style and global flair, he has connected and made lasting impressions on audiences in the United States, most recently for the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations, and throughout Europe, most notably France, where he has performed at the legendary L’Olympia and La Cigale in Paris.  His music is vibrant and engaging and transcends the alternative music movement with a mix-cultures sensibility.

Tickets $20
There is a 2 drink or $12 food minimum per person at Joe's Pub. 

Joe's Pub | 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003



August 29, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Check out the "Phantom of the Opera" digital lottery for the chance to win two $40 tickets. Or for a surer bet, check out TKTS for half price tickets to a variety of shows.


 

August 28, 2017

New York Cool Tip:


Check out Broadway's Birdland at 315 West 44th Street, New York, NY. Tonight's show is Natalie Douglas Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at 7PM. Birdlandjazz for information.



August 27, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Check out New York Adventure Club for off-beat tours of the city we love.


August 26 - 27th

New York Cool Tip:

Summer Music at The Museum of Modern Art
Summergarden: New Music for New York
Four Sunday Evenings Beginning July 9th
Summer Thursday
Thursday evenings in July and August

MoMA

Live Music Returns to the Sculpture Garden for 2017 with Summergarden and Summer Thursdays

The Museum of Modern Art announces its lineups of live music events in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden for summer 2017. The annual Summergarden: New Music for New York free concert series returns for four Sunday evenings beginning July 9. A tradition since 1971, Summergarden is part of the Museum’s long history of presenting contemporary classical music and jazz. The Museum once again welcomes the collaboration of its programming partners, The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Members of the New Juilliard Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, perform on July 9 and 23, offering two distinctive programs of contemporary compositions that are receiving their New York premieres. Juilliard concerts are performed by members of the New Juilliard Ensemble, which, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, specializes in presenting new music in the most diverse styles from all over the world, and the Verona Quartet, which has just concluded a two-year residency at Juilliard. Jazz at Lincoln Center has selected two jazz groups whose concerts on July 16 (Marquis Hill Project) and July 30 (Patrick Bartley’s Dreamweaver Society) emphasize original works. Each Jazz at Lincoln Center evening features one world premiere.

On Thursday evenings in July and August, the Museum presents Summer Thursdays, a series of musical performances free with Museum admission, organized in collaboration with PopRally, a cross-departmental committee that programs events at the Museum and MoMA PS1. Beginning July 6, the Museum will remain open until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays and present concerts in the Sculpture Garden. The 2017 Summer Thursdays series features performers who cross geographical and stylistic borders in every sense, blending genres as wide-ranging as punk, jazz, Afro-beat, and electro, and claiming cultural influences and heritage from around the globe. They include groups as diverse as ¡Aparato!, Alsarah and the Nubatones, and Banda Magda. The series begins with the “neo-Sufi” sounds of the Pakistan-born Arooj Aftab, and closes with Helado Negro's idiosyncratic fusion of Latin pop and synth-rock. This year, Summer Thursdays performances are presented in conjunction with the digital exhibition Crossing Borders: Immigration and American Culture. The series is also presented in conjunction with Citizens and Borders, a series of projects at MoMA related to works in the collection that offer critical perspectives on histories of migration, territory, and displacement.

Information: MoMA.org

MoMA | 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

 


 

August 25, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

CHIHULY
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Sunday, October 29, 2017
New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx

Breathtaking works of art that dazzle with color, light, and form—by day and night
Artworks by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly are now on view at NYBG in his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years. CHIHULY, presented by Bank of America, showcases more than 20 installations and includes drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career. Set within NYBG’s landmark landscape and buildings, this sensory-filled exhibition is a must-see throughout the changing seasons from spring through fall.

The Garden’s dramatic vistas become living canvases for work created specifically for NYBG, showcasing Chihuly’s signature organic shapes in brilliant colors. Among the singular sights is a monumental reimagination of his storied 1975 Artpark installation: three new works enliven the water features of the Native Plant Garden and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard’s Tropical Pool, reflecting the interplay and movement of color and light.

Special weekend celebrations, films, poetry, and fun-filled art programs for kids offer colorful and imaginative tributes to nature. On CHIHULY Nights, the exhibition is infused with a magical energy as the artworks are spectacularly illuminated amid NYBG’s sweeping vistas and magnificent Conservatory.

Tickets

Directions


 

August 23, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Magnum Photos
May 26, 2017 – Sep 03, 2017
International Center for Photography

This landmark exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of the renowned photo agency Magnum Photos created by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and Chim (David Seymour) in 1947. Tracing the ideas and ideals behind the founding and development of the legendary cooperative, curator Clément Chéroux, formerly photography curator at the Centre Pompidou, now senior curator of photography at SFMOMA, explores the history of the second half of the 20th century through the lens of 75 masters, providing a new and insightful perspective on the contribution of these photographers to our collective visual memory.

Featuring group and individual projects, the exhibition includes over two hundred prints as well as books, magazines, videos, and rarely before seen archival documents. Among many others, it features the work of Christopher Anderson, Jonas Bendiksen, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Cornell and Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour), Raymond Depardon, Bieke Depoorter, Elliott Erwitt, Martine Franck, Leonard Freed, Paul Fusco, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Burt Glinn, Jim Goldberg, Joseph Koudelka, Sergio Larrain, Susan Meiselas, Wayne Miller, Martin Parr, Marc Riboud, Alessandra Sanguinetti, W. Eugene Smith, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins, Dennis Stock, Mikhael Subotzky, and Alex Webb.

The exhibition is a co-production between ICP and Magnum Photos. It is curated by Clément Chéroux, with Clara Bouveresse and ICP Associate Curator Pauline Vermare. The accompanying catalogue is published by Thames & Hudson.

International Center for Photography | 250 Bowery, New York, NY 10012


 

August 22, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Bryant Park Presents New York City Opera:
La Fanciulla del West by Puccini
Tuesday, August 22 at 6pm
Bryant Park

A free preview of Giacomo Puccini's hard-drinking, poker-playing, bona fide Western with an Italian operatic soundtrack.

For the third performance in the ongoing Bryant Park Presents New York City Opera series, New York City Opera is proud to present a free preview of its upcoming production of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West. Based on American playwright David Belasco's The Girl of the Golden West, the opera, set in a mining camp during the California Gold Rush, has been a favorite of New York audiences since its sensational premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 1910. A master of atmospheric setting, Puccini seamlessly incorporated American folk music with his own Italianate lyricism and brilliant orchestration to animate the passion and adventure of this evocative drama.

The concert features preview performances from the stars of City Opera's eagerly anticipated production. Following her critically acclaimed performances in Tosca and La campana sommersa, lead soprano Kristin Sampson returns to the City Opera stage as Minnie, the intrepid, kindhearted owner of the Polka Saloon. Jonathan Burton, whose impassioned portrayals of dramatic tenor roles have elicited rave reviews across the country, makes his City Opera debut as Dick Johnson, the mysterious stranger trying to escape a dishonorable past. American bass Kevin Short makes his debut in the role of the jealous and vengeful Sheriff Jack Rance. Mr. Short's international career includes appearances at the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Zurich Opera, among many others. Ms. Sampson, Mr. Burton, and Mr. Short are joined by pianist Emily Urbanek in a performance of the opera's most memorable moments.

Bryant Park | 42nd & Sixth

 


 

 

August 21, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Today is the day of the solar eclipse. Here are some tips on how to watch the eclipse from the New York Times. No point in saying this to New Yorkers (who always know everything anyway), but don't look directly at the sun.

 


 

August 20, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Check out Smorg Square (the Soho outpost of Brooklyn's Smorgasburg). Located at Hudson Square/Soho/Tribeca on the corner of Varick and Canal Street, this food fair will be open ill be open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m to 9 p.m.

Here's what's cooking:

Big Mozz Sticks
Bon Chovie 
Bona Bona Ice Cream 
Brooklyn Oyster Party
C Bao
Dan & John’s Wings
Destination Dumplings
Duck Season
Dulcinea
Excell's Kingston Eatery
Goa Taco
John's Juice
Lonestar Empire
Lumpia Shack
Lupita’s NYC
Ramen Burger (out Aug. 25-27+Sept. 1-3)
Red Hook Lobster Pound
The Good Batch
Wood Fired Edibles (starting Sept. 1-3)
Wowfulls

Yakisoba NYC (by Rai Rai Ken)

 


 

August 19, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Brooklyn Opera Works presents Echo et Narcisse
August 17 & 19, 2017 at 7:30pm
BMS Playhouse

A rarely heard Baroque gem, Christoph Willibald Gluck's piece is based on the myth of Echo and Narcissus. His interpretation centers on the internal and external challenges that the lovers have to overcome in order to finally join in love's union. Themes of vanity, narcissism, lust, and jealousy are explored playfully, as the wrath of a jealous God, the mischievous arrows of love, and human compassion compete to shape the lovers' fates.
 
Tickets are $10-25 and are available at (718) 638-5660 or www.brooklynmusicschool.org.

BMS Playhouse | 126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY. 




August 18, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

The Champagne Riot
Vintage Fantasy Party (Jazz, Burlesque, Vaudeville, Vintage, Supper Club)
Friday, August 18, 2017
Two shows: 7:30 Doors, 8:00pm Show & 10:00PM Doors, 10:30PM Show
Guadalupe Inn, 1 Knickerbocker Avenue (at Johnson), Bushwick Brooklyn

THE CHAMPAGNE RIOT RETURNS!

The Champagne Riot, NYC's favorite vintage fantasy party, is returning to intimate Brooklyn venue Guadalupe Inn on Friday, August 18th with our patented fizzy-buzzy celebration of jazz, burlesque and vaudeville!

We'll be popping our corks with two separate shows on August 18th with a truly amazing lineup of award-winning burlesque stars, including Sydni Deveraux (Reigning Duchess of Burlesque 2017), Gin Minsky (Most Classic, BHOF 2017), and The Evil Hate Monkey (Best Boylesque Performer, BHOF 2014).

About Guadalupe Inn: Think 40's supper club serving upscale, authentic Mexican and excellent cocktails. We strongly encourage our audience to enjoy pre-show cocktails or dinner at Guadalupe Inn! The dinner menu is available until midnight, so you can also enjoy dinner during the show.

STARRING:

The Golden Glamazon Sydni Devereaux
Classy & Sassy Shimmy-Shaker Pearls Daily
The Prima Primate The Evil Hate Monkey
The Girl With The Unforgettable Curves Jezebel Express
Twenties Tapping Teaser Gin Minksy

Jesse Gelber & The Rounders will keep the tunes sizzling
while emcee extraordinaire Dandy Wellington keeps yours corks popping all night long!

Dress to Impress: August is the steamiest month, so let's keep things easy, breezy and beautiful. Wear vintage style that can keep you cool while we get you hot (and hey, a little skin never killed anyone.) Dress up and the world laughs with you... dress down, and you cry alone!

Cost: $20/ADV, $25/DOOR

www.thechampagneriot.com
Tickets

Guadalupe Inn | 1 Knickerbocker Avenue (at Johnson), Bushwick Brooklyn



August 16, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Battery Dance
Presents
The 36th Annual
BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL
in association with Battery Park City Authority
August 13-19, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Battery Park

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 13-18, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 19, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm at
The Schimmel Center at Pace University. For more information, visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/. Tickets for August 19 will be available beginning 8/1.

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City


August 10, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Doug Varone and Dancers
DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program Showcase
Featuring 12 new works-in-progress
August 10 - 12, 2017 at 7:30pm
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will once again present the DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program Showcase from Thursday, August 10 - Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:30pm at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center,280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers), NYC.


DEVICES showcases 12 original works (in process), developed under the mentorship of Doug Varone, by a diverse group of emerging artists, all at varied points in their careers. The evenings will feature works by Jee Ahn, Jennifer Boissiere, Rodney Brown, Alison Cook-Beatty, Doug Gillespie, Ilana Goldman, Charlotte Griffin, Carolyn Hoehner, Susan Koper, Teddy Tedholm, Morgan Teel, and Nichele Van Portfleet.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 at the door, and will be available at https://gibneydance.org/performance/.

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center | 280 Broadway
(Entrance at 53A Chambers), NYC.



July 30, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

"The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is in the Kindle Lending Library.

The Big Apple Posse Trilogy, written by Wendy R Williams and illustrated by Sophie Escabasse, is a series of action adventure novels that follow a group of tweens and their expanding band of travelers as they are first trapped in New York City after a terror attack and then are forced to flee from the terrorists who are determined that the posse not live to testify. The posse is forced to "hit the road" - first hiding in New Orleans where they are immersed in the world of voodoo and music. Then, after the terrorists find them in New Orleans, they travel cross country to Los Angeles.

The books asks the question: Can anyone truly disappear in a digital age when to find someone, all you have to do is go to the internet and search? And where everything anyone does anywhere is recorded by satellite and available through Google Earth.

The "Trilogy" is comprised of three books (all of which are for sale individually at Amazon.com:

"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York"
"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans"
"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles"

"Solange's Song," the young adult sequel to the "Big Apple Posse" books, was published in January of 2014.




Another New York Cool Tip:

13TH ANNUAL CHEFS DINNER
SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
HAYGROUND SCHOOL

HAYGROUND SCHOOL and JEFF’S KITCHEN celebrate their 13TH ANNUAL CHEFS DINNER on SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017 at the HAYGROUND SCHOOL (151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, NY). chefs TOM COLLICCHIO and ÉRIC RIPERT along with TONI ROSS (Nick & Toni’s and a Hayground founder) host the farm-to-table benefit dinner honoring BILL TELEPAN (Executive Chef Oceana and Wellness in the Schools) and TINKA D. TOPPING (Hayground Founding Member). The Chefs Dinner is the best meal in the Hamptons and the perfect evening for the modern food cognoscenti.

13 important chefs will participate. CLAUDIA FLEMING, ROGER MARTINEZ, MARC MEYER, CHRISTIAN MIR, GARRISON PRICE, JOE REALMUTO, HILLARY STERLING, and JASON WEINER prepare the five-course dinner using local ingredients, some of which come straight from the Edible Schoolyard located on Hayground’s own 13 acres of farmland.

Chef TREVOR SWOPE is providing crudo and a ceviche station. JOSH CAPON is serving oysters donated by Fishers Island Oyster. MICHAEL CAVANIOLA is providing cheeses from his namesake gourmet cheese shop. ARJUN ACHUTHAN will be creating something special in the Hayground wood-fired oven (last year he served Clams Casino). LESLIE MERINOFF MATCHBOOK DISTILLING COMPANY is mixing gin cocktails and INDIE WINERIES provides the bubbly.

The evening is strictly limited to 150 guests and always sells out. A live auction will include a tasting menu and wine pairing by chef Éric Ripert at Le Bernardin.

The Chefs Dinner Committee includes TONI ROSS (Chair Emeritus), ELAINE DIGIACOMO (Co-chair), ALMOND ZIGMUND (Co-chair), ERICA-LYNN HUBERTY, SCOTT O'NEIL, PERRY BURNS, CRAIG WOOD, CHRISTIAN TROY, CINDI CRAIN, and JAMISON WILSON.

The Chefs Dinner Advisory Committee includes KARINE BAHKOUM, JOSH
CAPON, EMILY CHU, LESLIE CLOSE, TOM COLICCHIO, KIMBERLY COOPER, BRAIN HALWEIL, TONY HITCHCOCK, RON KAPLAN, VICTORIA MUNROE, JOSEPH REALMUTO, SUSAN RINGO, ÉRIC RIPERT, SANDRA RIPERT, CLIFFORD ROSS, and LORI SILVERBUSH.

Dinner Tickets are $1,200 and can be purchased on Hayground’s website

HAYGROUND SCHOOL |151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, NY

 


 

July 29, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Mozilla Announces Film Screening
About Society’s Relationship With The Internet
Saturday, July 29
8:00 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Films Begin
10:30 PM: Post-Screening Discussion with Filmmakers
11:00 PM: After-party sponsored by Corona Extra, Tanqueray, Freixenet, DeLeón Tequila, and Fever-Tree Tonic
The Courtyard of Industry City
Address: 274 36th Street (Sunset Park, Brooklyn)

Partnering with Rooftop Films at Industry City, films include Joseph Gordon Levitt’s “Too Much Information,” “Project X,” “Harvest,” as well as the New York Premiere of “I Know You From Somewhere.”

Mozilla, the non-profit behind the Firefox browser, is excited to support Rooftop Films in bringing a memorable evening of film and discussion to The Courtyard of Industry City, in beautiful Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, July 29 starting at 8 PM ET. As a part of Rooftop Films Annual Summer Series, hitRECord will premiere a film produced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt about staying safe online.

Mozilla believes the Internet is the most fantastically fun, awe-inspiring place we’ve ever built together. It’s where we explore new territory, build innovative products and services, swap stories, get inspired, and find our way in the world. It was built with the intention that everyone is welcome.
Right now, however, we’re at a tipping point. Big corporations want to privatize our largest public resource. Fake news and filter bubbles are making it harder for us to find our way. Online bullies are silencing inspired voices. And our desire to explore is hampered by threats to our safety and privacy.
“The Internet is a vast, vibrant ecosystem,” said Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, Mozilla’s Chief Marketing Officer. “But like any ecosystem, it’s also fragile. If we want the Internet to thrive as a diverse, open and safe place where all voices are welcome, it’s going to take committed citizens standing tall to protect it. Mozilla is proud to support the artists and filmmakers who are raising awareness for Internet health through creativity and storytelling.”

Dan Nuxoll, Program Director at Rooftop Films said, “In such a pivotal year for the Internet, we are excited to be working with Mozilla in support of films that highlight with such great detail our relationship with the web. As a non-profit, we are thrilled to be collaborating with another non-profit in support of consumer education and awareness about issues that matter most.”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor and filmmaker said, "Mozilla is really a great organization, it’s all about keeping the Internet free, open and neutral — ideas very near and dear to my heart. I was flattered when Mozilla knocked on hitRECord’s door and asked us to collaborate."

Join us as we explore, through short films, what’s helping and what’s hurting the Web. We are calling the event, “Net Positive: Internet Health Shorts.” People can register now to secure a spot.
Featured Films:
Harvest - Kevin Byrnes
Hyper Reality - Keiichi Matsuda
I Know You From Somewhere - Andrew Fitzgerald
It Should Be Easy - Ben Meinhardt
Lovestreams - Sean Buckelew
Project X - Henrik Moltke and Laura Poitras
Too Much Information - Joseph Gordon Levitt & hitRECord
Price of Certainty - Daniele Anastasion
Pizza Surveillance - Micah Laaker




July 27, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

In Persistence of Memory
July 27 & 28, 2016 at 7pm
John Jay College Rooftop Plaza

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre present IN PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY, a lush outdoor performance shaped specifically for the gorgeous rooftop plaza at John Jay College, 860 11th Avenue, NYC on July 27 and 28, 2016 at 7pm.

The performance utilizes beautiful, fierce, expansive, playful and gestural movement to pursue the imperfection of memory. Through the choreography of bodies, image, space and sound on the open-air rooftop terrace, the dance unfolds before the audience. Riker has created a full experience with live music, vibrant costumes by designer Asa Thornton and hundreds of feet of fabric cut by visual artist Celeste Cooning. Tickets are $25 online at http://kinesisproject.eventbrite.com/?aff=MT, or $30 at the door.

John Jay College Rooftop Plaza|860 11th Avenue
(between 58th & 59th Streets)


 

July 26, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Uptown Bounce
July 19 & 26 | August 2 & 9 | 6 - 9pm
FREE ADMISSION
El Museo Del Barrio

Uptown is 'bouncing' this summer! Join El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York for our annual series of FREE summer block parties. Uptown está de fiesta este verano! Acompaña a El Museo del Barrio y el Museo de la Ciudad de Nueva York para nuestra serie anual de fiestas veraniegas al aire libre.

UPTOWN BOUNCE:
HECHO EN EL BARRIO
Wednesday, July 26, 6-9pm
RSVP here!

El Barrio comes alive at El Museo del Barrio! Inspired by our neighborhood, visitors will be invited to create a community mural. DJ Geko Jones will be on deck spinning' tropical bass' beats.

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029


July 24, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

The Jewish Museum Presents
Stettheimer Summer Mondays
Fun-Filled Drop-In Art Workshops for Families
July 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 1 pm to 4 pm
The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum will present Stettheimer Summer Mondays, a fun-filled drop-in art workshop for families on July 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Inspired by works on view in the current exhibition, Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry, these workshops are geared towards children age 3 and up and are FREE with museum admission.

Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information regarding family programs at the Jewish Museum visit thejewishmuseum.org/families. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.

STETTHEIMER SUMMER MONDAYS SCHEDULE

July 10: Use a variety of mixed media and found objects to create colorful scenes inspired by Florine Stettheimer's whimsical paintings.

July 17: Create playful figures using model magic clay, fabric, buttons, and more, drawing from Florine Stettheimer's sculptural creations for the theater.

July 24: Paint portraits of family or imaginative figures inspired by the characters in Florine Stettheimer's paintings.

July 31: Illustrate stories using watercolor crayons within unique accordion books based on the striking images found in Florine Stettheimer's artwork.

The first major U.S. exhibition in over 20 years focused on artist Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944) is on view at the Jewish Museum through September 24, 2017. Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry showcases over 50 paintings and drawings in addition to costume and theater designs, photographs, and ephemera, offering a timely reconsideration of this influential American painter with a sharp satirical wit, placing her centrally in the modern dialogue of high and mass culture.

Hours: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11 am to 5:45 pm; Thursday, 11 am to 8 pm; and Friday, 11 am to 4 pm.

Admission: $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5 pm to 8 pm. Free on Saturdays.

Information: The public may call 212.423.3200 or visit TheJewishMuseum.org.

The Jewish Museum | 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City

 


June 23, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Music for the Black Madonna with Alessandra Belloni, Steve Gorn, and ensemble
Friday June 23 at 7 PM
Open Center


Alessandra Belloni, famed singer/percussionist/authority on traditional Southern Italian music and traditions, joined by master bansuri flautist Steve Gorn and ensemble of musicians and dancers, presents Music for the Black Madonna, a program of healing chants, dances and drumming inspired by ancient Souther Italian spiritual teachings that honor the Black Madonna. This unique presentation is also a celebration of the Summer Solstice.

Tickets: $28-$33

Reservations: 212.219.2527 or www.opencenter.org

Open Center | 22 East 30th Street (just east of Fifth Avenue)


Another New York Cool Tip:

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY
Presents
The New York Premiere of
CROSSCURRENT
Thu June 22 , Fri. June 23 and Sat June 24 7:30pm
Martha Graham Studio Theater

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present the New York Premiere of Ms. Chen's CrossCurrent, a collection of new works created on her journey as an immigrant artist attempting to reconcile the two cultures inside her, one she was born into, the other she chose to join. Performances: June 22-24, 2017 at 7:30pm at Martha Graham Studio Theater on the penthouse level, 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014.

Dancers: Greta Campo, Antonio Cangiano, Alessio Crognale, Candace Jarvis, Hannah Jew, Jerard Palazo, Bo Pang, Patrick Piras
Costumes: Anna-Alisa Belous
Lighting Designer: Yi-Chung Chen
Visual Artist: Jayanthi Moorthy

Tickets: $30; $15 for students/seniors/children 12 & under
Reservations: 800-650-0246 or www.nainichen.org/NYSeason

Martha Graham Studio Theater Penthouse Level | 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014


 

June 20, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
June 19-25 – multiple events each day
Abrons Arts Center

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF)
2017 will take place June 19 through 25, with multiple events each day, at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street in Manhattan

NYCEMF 2017 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world. The festival will include presentations of surround-sound music in up to sixteen channels, works involving new and customized electronic music instruments, works combining musical instruments and voices with electronic sounds, video and multimedia works, and audio and video installations.

More than 200 composers from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia will be presented, representing the full international range of electroacoustic music, including works by Americans David Taddie, Mikel Kuehn, Brian Belet, Mark Phillips, Stephen David Beck, Christopher Hopkins, Jeffrey Stolet, Mari Simoni, Mark Ainger and Eric Chasalow, and from outside the U.S., Joao Pedro Oliveira, Tom Williams, Clemens von Reusner, Gerald Eckert, Kari Vakeva, Ragnar Grippe, Gustavo Adolfo Delgado and Giorgio Nottoli.

Performers will include C4 Choral Ensemble, Brian Mountford, conductor, Patti Cudd, percussionist, Keith Kirchoff, piano, Joan Marti-Frasquier, baritone saxophone, Esther Lamneck, clarinet and tarogato and Madeleine Shapiro, cellist.

Video artists presented will include Wilfried Jentzsch, Nancy Bogen, Sylvia Pengilly, Mark Zaki, Michael Rhoades and Jeffrey Hass.

See a complete list of programs at http://www.nycemf.net/2017-festival/. Tickets for the 2017 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival events at Abrons Arts Center are $20 ($15 students and seniors) per concert, and $35 ($30 students and seniors) for a day pass (all concerts on one day), available at 212-352-3101 or http://www.abronsartscenter.org/on-stage/shows/nycemf-2017/. A festival pass for all concerts is $180. For more information call Abrons Arts Center at 212-598-0400.

For public transit information, visit
http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/tripplanner.aspx.
All NYCEMF concerts are ADA accessible.

Abrons Arts Center | 466 Grand Street in New York, NY
URL: http://www.nycemf.org/

 


 

June 18, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
June 14 – 18, 2017
Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater

Artistic Director Robert Battle announces a variety of exciting happenings in connection with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center season at the David H. Koch Theater June 14 – 18. In addition to three diverse programs featuring recent favorites and the company premiere of Battle’s Mass, the season will include an array of uplifting activities for all ages, the return of acclaimed dancer Clifton Brown, and a special Ailey Spirit Gala performance of Moonlight x Ailey.

The engagement opens on Wednesday, June 14 with a FREE Jazz Dance Class on the Josie Robertson Plaza at 6pm. Ailey Extension instructor Jeffrey Bynum will teach a heart-pumping outdoor class for all ages and levels, sure to get participants excited for the jazz-infused Musical Inspirations performance at 7:30pm (see page 2 for programming details). This public event also kicks off NYC Dance Week (June 15 – 24), a citywide celebration during which Ailey Extension will offer three FREE dance and fitness classes each day for new students.

Tickets starting at $25 are on sale now

Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater | 20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY (Columbus Avenue at 63rd Street)
(212) 496-0600 / www.davidhkochtheater.com





June 17, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Ustad Irshad Khan and Ustad Wajahat Khan
Saturday, June 17th, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
The Met, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

World-renowned brothers and musical masters Irshad Khan and Wajahat Khan are the scions of a centuries-old musical dynasty, guardians of the purity and integrity of great Indian classical genres. Presented in collaboration with World Music Institute, this concert will be a special duet of sitar and sarod along with Nitin Mitta on tabla.

Tickets: $65-$75. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-3750.

The Met | 1000 Fifth Avenue
(and 82nd St)


 

June 11, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

MIRO MAGLOIRE'S NEW CHAMBER BALLET
June 10 at 8 PM and June 11 at 7 PM
City Center Studio 5

Choreographer Miro Magloire presents his ensemble of dancers and musicians in a premiere set to John Cage's "Cheap Imitation," along with repertory works to Mozart, Luciano Berio, and contemporary composers Richard Carrick and Beat Furrer. All music is performed live by the company's exceptional musicians Melody Fader, piano, and Doori Na, violin.

Tickets: $29; $16 for students/seniors
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com

City Center Studio 5 | 130 West 56 St., (between 6th & 7th Avenues)


 

June 6, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Unveiling
Tats Cru, paints the façade of Casita Maria
June 7th, 5:30 PM
Painting June 5th - 6th
Casita Maria

Come watch the mural kings, Tats Cru, paint the façade of Casita Maria with empowering imagery of Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez’s La Borinqueña, the first Puerto Rican female super hero June 5-6 and on the 7th at 5:30 PM Miranda-Rodriguez will be in front of Casita Maria for a comic book signing.

Free & Open to Public

Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education
928 Simpson Street|6th Floor
Bronx, NY 10459
casitamaria.org




June 5, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

VALENTINA KOZLOVA INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION
June 6-10
Symphony Space

The 7th Annual Valentina Kozlova Ballet Competition, rewarding excellence in both classical and modern dance, returns to Symphony Space June 6-10. With semi-finals already being held in Argentina and Russia, New York will see more Rounds, the Finals, and then presentation of the Awards concluding with a Gala Performance in which there will be a guest appearance by Les Ballets de Trockadero, and an award to Arthur Mitchell for his major contributions to the world of dance over the years. The remarkable jury will be led by Andris Liepa, and includes Julio Bocca, Charles Jude, Nina Ananiashvili, and Nikolai Tsiskaridze, and other internationally known dance figures from around the world. Entrants number more than 100 and hail from around the globe, from Russia to Ireland to Brazil. Ballet Rounds for Youth, Student, Junior, and Senior entrants take place Tuesday (starts at 11:30 AM) and, Wednesday (starts at 12 noon); Thursday is Contemporary Dance and Choreography Day and starts at 4 PM; Friday are Finals for all age categories (starts at 2:30 PM), and on Saturday at 6 PM winners of medals, scholarships and company contracts will be announced, followed by the Performance/Award to Arthur Mitchell at 7 PM. For a detailed schedule please visit www.vkibc.org

Tickets for Tues/Wed/Thur are $10; For Friday $12; for Saturday $40; $25 for seniors and children
Reservations: 212-864-5400 or www.symphonyspace.org

Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway , NYC (at 95th Street)


 

June 2, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Tadashi Suzuki
Artist Talk + 4 Screenings
Tuesday, May 30
The Seagal Theatre

The Segal Center welcomes legendary Japanese theatre artist Tadashi Suzuki on perhaps his last visit to the United States. Suzuki (born 1939 in Shimizu) is a theatre director, writer, and philosopher working out of Toga, Toyama, Japan. He is the founder and director of the Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT), and organizer of Japan’s first international theatre festival (Toga Festival).

With director Anne Bogart, Suzuki co-founded the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in Saratoga Springs, New York. He is the creator of the Suzuki Method of Actor Training.

In conversation with Kameron Steele (editor and translator of Tadashi Suzuki’s Culture Is the Body, TCG 2015) and Frank Hentschker.

Event Schedule
11:30am Screening: Special Feature Program on SCOT and Toga (2015) 20 min.
12:00pm Artist Talk: Tadashi Suzuki, Kameron Steele, Frank Hentschker
2:00pm Screening: Interview with Tadashi Suzuki (2015) 15 min.
2:15pm Screening: Suzuki’s production of Chekhov’s Ivanov (2004) 80 min.
3:45pm Screening: Documentary on Suzuki’s Taiwan production of La Dame aux Camélias (2011) 56 min.

Tadashi Suzuki will present his 2016 Theatre Olympics version of his 1986 signature work, The Trojan Women, in a rare performance at Skidmore College in upstate New York as part of Transformation through Training: Symposium on the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, May 31 – June 3 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Please visit www.siti.org/symposium2017 for more information.
Questions? Contact SITI at symposium@siti.org.

All events are FREE and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center | The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street.
Subway | Herald Square, lines B/D/F/M/N/Q/R
www.theSegalCenter.org Info: 212-817-1860



Another New York Cool Tip:

Downtown Jewish Life presents
INTO THE NIGHT
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 7pm
The 14th Street Y

Downtown Jewish Life presents INTO THE NIGHT: a contemporary spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot, hosted by The 14th Street Y on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 7:00pm onward (into the night) at 344 East 14th Street, New York City.

The Tikkun is a night-long journey through culture in the vein of the many vernal "White Nights" of European traditions. The event will feature conversation and ritual led by artists, musicians, shamans, teachers, scholars, and rabbis. Downtown synagogues and community organizations will lead sessions and workshop design to provoke philosophical discussion with attendees from all backgrounds.

From dance, music and poetry to mixology, text study, sacred chanting, events during the night will provide an environment of thought, culture, creativity, and an extension past one's daily life. While learning deep INTO THE NIGHT we will explore and challenge the notion of Jewish Ritual in inspiring new ways.

The "We the People" Track offers an engaging and revealing look at the issues facing audiences today through an anarchic knitting circle, a civil action / call postcard-making station, monologues by Flux Theater on immigrations issues, and a reading and workshop on the Constitution.

More than 20 downtown community partners, theater and dance companies, Argentinean Visual Artists, and French Theater Director, Astrid Bas, plus Frank London and Nadav Lev will join in the fourth-annual night-time journey through conversation, culture, and ritual.

Admission is free and there will be programs for all levels of observance. A photo ID is required for entry. Advance RSVP is recommended. For more information and to reserve a spot, please visit http://www.14streety.org/IntoTheNight.

A full schedule of participants and program can be found below and online at www.14streety.org/IntoTheNight.

14th Street Y | 344 East 14th Street


May 18, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

FOOTPRINTS -
Third Annual
Modern Dance Festival
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7pm
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7pm
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and The West Side YMCA Community Arts Department present the third annual FOOTPRINTS: A Modern Dance Festival, May 18-20, 2017 at 7 PM, at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 5 West 63rd St.

This annual dance festival celebrates innovative works of contemporary dance from diverse new and established voices in NYC dance.

FOOTPRINTS 2017 will feature the following works:
Grimm | Choreography by Danielle Kipnis, Nazmo Dance Collective
In Transit | Choreography by Ashley McQueen, Smashworks Dance Collective
Movers | Choreography by Megan Paradowski & Lil Arnonff, The Mill
Looking Glass | Choreography by Caitlin Parish
Infinite Reflection | Choreography by Cecly Placneti, Six Degrees Dance
Refuge | Choreography by Amanda Selwyn, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre
The Rise of Otherness | Choreography by Elizabeth Shea, Elizabeth Shea Dance
The Empowered Women | Choreography by Alana Urda, Amalgamate Dance Company

Performances will take place Thursday, May 18, 2017 through Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7 PM in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd St, NY, 10023. There will be a reception following the Saturday night performance. Tickets are priced at $17 for general public and $12 for Student/Child and YMCA NYC Members. To purchase tickets, visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/970348.

Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater | 5 West 63rd St.


 

May 15, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

BALLET HISPÁNICO
Announces
2017 Carnaval Gala
Celebrating Trailblazing Latina Leaders
RITA MORENO
Legendary Actress and EGOT Winner
With the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award
and
NINA VACA
Chairman and CEO, Pinnacle Group
With the Nuestra Inspiración Award
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:30pm
The Plaza Hotel


Ballet Hispánico announced today it will be honoring Puerto Rican legendary actress and EGOT winner Rita Moreno with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award and Ecuadorian-American Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca with the Nuestra Inspiración Award at its annual Carnaval Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Cocktails begin at 6:30pm and dinner and dancing commence at 7:30pm. Proceeds, which last year totaled just over $1.1 million, benefit the creation of new Company works, scholarships in the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance, and community arts education programs.

The event is headed by Gala Chairs Jody Gottfried Arnhold, Richard Feldman, Kate Lear and David Pérez.

Attire for the event is festive black tie. To purchase tickets, a table, a journal advertisement, or for more information, please contact Felicia Mayo at (212) 362-6710, x 44 or efmayo@ballethispanico.org.

For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org. Follow Ballet Hispánicoon Facebook,Instagram and Twitter.

Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom | 768 Fifth Avenue


 

May 13, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Canticum Novum Singers Presents 6 Bach Motets
Saturday, May 13 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 PM
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church

The Canticum Novum Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present the 6 Bach Motets on Saturday, May 13 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 PM, with James Kennerley, organ at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Avenue in Manhattan. Tickets for the May 13 concert are $25, $20 for students, available from http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2564138. Tickets for the May 21 concert are also $25, $20 for students, available from http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2564140.

St. Ignatius of Antioch Church | 552 West End Avenue in Manhattan



April 26, 2017

New York Cool Tip:
Babes in Toyland
With Music by Victor Herbert and Libretto by Glen MacDonough
Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, and Christopher Fitzgerald
with MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's
Ted Sperling, Conductor
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7pm
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature the MasterVoices chorus, Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, and Christopher Fitzgerald, with Orchestra of St. Luke's.

Babes in Toyland tickets ($20-$150) are available at Carnegie Hall (carnegiehall.org | CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800 | Box Office at 57th and Seventh).MasterVoices Members are entitled to ticket discounts. For tickets and more information, visit mastervoices.org.

Carnegie Hall | 57th and Seventh


 

April 23, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
New York City Ballet: Music at the Ballet with Andrew Litton
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents New York City Ballet's Music Director Andrew Litton, a longtime conductor of symphony orchestras around the world who recently added ballet orchestra maestro to his achievements with his appointment at NYCB. Litton will share his unique perspective on the similarities and differences between these two experiences, and will illuminate the intricacies of NYCB's vast musical repertory prior to the Company's upcoming Here/Now Festival, featuring 43 ballets created for NYCB since 1988, which will take place from April 25 through May 21 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

Other participants will include Moderator Ted Wiprud, the Vice President of Education at the New York Philharmonic, NYCB Orchestra Co-Concertmaster Kurt Nikkanen, NYCB Solo Pianist Susan Walters, and dancers of the New York City Ballet.

Tickets & Venue
$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process. $10 Student Rush Tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID).
Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M-F, 1-5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


Another New York Cool Tip:

American Lyric Theater and The Morgan Library & Museum
Present
ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert
Excerpts from JFK, After the Storm, Steal a Pencil for Me,
and The Copper Queen
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3pm
The Morgan Library & Museum

Featuring Jessica Jones, Caroline Worra, Heather Johnson, Laura Krumm, Spencer Viator, Gideon Dabi, and Joseph Lattanzi,
with music director Djordje Nesic

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and The Morgan Library & Museum present ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3pm at The Morgan Library & Museum in the Gilder Lehrman Hall, 225 Madison Avenue, NYC.

Tickets are $25 ($20 for members of the Morgan) and are available at 212-685-0008, ext.560 or http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=24379&pid=8293573.

This concert celebrates the success of prominent alumni of American Lyric Theater's innovative Composer Librettist Development Program. Excerpts from recently premiered operas and works in development, will be featured on the program:

The Morgan Library & Museum in the Gilder Lehrman Hall | 225 Madison Avenue, NYC.



April 21, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Ballet Hispánico 2017 New York Season
April 18-23, 2017
Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
The Joyce Theater

Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to the Joyce Theater with a program of all-female choreographers from April 18-23, 2017. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at Joyce.org. The engagement features the world premiere of Michelle Manzanales’s Con Brazos Abiertos, an exploration of iconic Mexican symbols that Manzanales was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas; Línea Recta by Belgian-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, a work pairing the hallmark passion of flamenco dance with highly inventive and intricate partnering, performed in collaboration with flamenco guitarist Eric Vaarzon Morel; and 3. Catorce Dieciséis by Tania Pérez-Salas, one of the leading voices of Mexican contemporary dance, which draws inspiration from the number Pi to reflect on the circularity of the human condition. “Our Joyce program this year showcases the talents of three exciting Latina choreographic voices,” said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispanico. “Ballet Hispánico’s commitment to presenting diverse perspectives has never been stronger or more necessary.”

Tickets start at $10 call (212) 242-0800 or visit http://joyce.org/field_collection_item/1101

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC




April 20, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Vangeline Theater
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Butoh for Waste Prevention:
Reducing Coffee Trash in New York
April 20-22, 2017 at 8pm
Triskelion Arts

Triskelion Arts, in association with Vangeline Theater, presentsWake Up and Smell the Coffee - Butoh for Waste Prevention: Reducing Coffee Trash in New York at Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222)from April 20-22, 2017 at 8pm.

Vangeline Theater seeks to increase environmental awareness in New York and nationally, resulting in a positive impact on our ecosystem. As a key component of this initiative, Vangeline Theater will remount an evening-length Butoh performance piece, for a total of three performances, and the final show will coincide with Earth Day on April 22, 2017.

Tickets are $16 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triskelion-arts-presents-vangeline-theater-tickets-30044256179.


Triskelion Arts | 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222


Another New York Cool Tip:

Anne Akiko Meyers: Fantasia – An Evening of Fantasy
Thursday April 20th. 7:30pm
92nd Street Y

One of the world’s most celebrated violinists, and one of classical music’s most successful and original recording artists, Anne Akiko Meyers possesses a rare ability to connect instantly with audiences. Ms. Meyers brings originality to 92Y in a program that revels in the fantastical. Alongside exuberant music by Beethoven & Ravel are evocative new works written especially for Ms. Meyers, including one of the late Einojuhani Rautavaara’s final works & Jakub Ciupinski's The Wreck of the Umbria, for solo violin and taped electronic accompaniment. Ms. Meyers is joined by Akira Eguchi on piano.

Tickets $25-50. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.92y.org/event/fantasia-evening-of-fantasy

92nd Street Y | 1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128


 

April 17, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Performance Space 122: Past and Future
with Vallejo Gantner, Mark Russell, and Jenny Schlenzka
6:30pm conversation
Monday, April 17
The Segal Theatre

Join us for an evening with former and present Executive Artistic Directors of PS122: Vallejo Gantner, Mark Russell, and Jenny Schlenzka. They will discuss past, present, and future of PS122, one of the most influential theatre and performance spaces in the Americas.

Performance Space 122 began in 1980, emerging from a city struggling with high rates of poverty, crime, racial strife, and drugs, as well as the deaths of many vital artists and thinkers caught up in the AIDS epidemic. Together with AIDS Service Center NYC, Mabou Mines, and Painting Space 122, PS122 transformed an abandoned public school in the heart of a low-rise immigrant neighborhood into a multi-use community and cultural center.

FREE + Open to the public
First come, first served

The Graduate Center, CUNY | 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street



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CAROL MENDES & ARTISTS Presents the World Premiere of
LANOTTE+VERSO
Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:30pm
Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:30pm
September 10-13, 2015
LA MAMA First Floor Theater

Carol Mendes & Artists presents LANOTTE+VERSO. Performances will take place September 10 - 13, 2015 at LA MAMA First Floor Theater, 74A E. 4th Street, New York, NYC. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3:30pm.

LANOTTE is an assertively absurdist dance romp about being a woman. VERSO is the B side of LANOTTE; a reaction to ourselves and the change in our own creative process. LANOTTE +VERSO are inextricably linked: LANOTTE, a dark journey of the female mind, and VERSO, a fast paced succession of dancescapes. Each dance relies on the other, as a coin with two distinct sides.

Abounding with darkness, LANOTTE explores different aspects of the female mind. Successive scenes that are at times theatrical and confrontational portray the performers' innermost emotions to bring the audience on an emotional journey of the whole person. This work seeks to peel off layers off the self, exposing the internal female, vulnerable but strong. Ultimately, this dance is an ode to the complexities of womanhood. At VERSO, three dancers explore the human body's coordination, creating extreme movement and violent conversations in space inspired by the electronic creations of Denmark musician Trentemøller. At moments an interactive performance, VERSO stretches the boundaries of performance space, with a visceral dialogue with the audience.

ARTISTS: Frankie Fernandes, Lauren Elise Kravitz, and Erika Wuhrer.

Tickets are $15 in advance/$18 day of show, and are available at carolmendes.brownpapertickets.com.

LA MAMA First Floor Theater | 74A E. 4th Street, New York, NYC.

 

 

September 12, 2015


RALPH LEE'S METTAWEE RIVER THEATRE COMPANY
September 11-13 at 7:30 PM
Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Ralph Lee, renowned creator of puppets, masks and giant figures, presents his Mettawee River Theatre Company in "OUT OF THE PAST: Celebrating 40 Years of the Mettawee Journey," a feast of excerpts from four decades of Mettawee productions, featuring an abundance of Lee creations. The retrospective brings back many alumni of Mettawee - singer/actor/puppeteers - who will present scenes from past productions including "Communications from a Cockroach," based on Archie & Mehitabel; "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," adapted from Bertolt Brecht; "Peace," a visit from Aristophanes' gluttonous dung beetle; "The Woman Who Fell From the Sky," from the Ioquois creation story, and much more. Lee's creations have been seen in Metropolitan Opera productions, the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre, the Living Theatre, even Saturday Night Live (that naughty Land Shark). His many awards include a Fulbright Scholarship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIES, a Bessie Award, two American Theatre Wing Design Awards, a New York State Governor's Arts Award, and more.

Tickets: $15; $7 for children
Reservations at 212.929.4777


Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine | 111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue (not in the main cathedral)



September 11, 2015

9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE
Friday, September 11, starts at 8:20 AM
Concludes precisely at 8:46 AM
The time the first plane struck the North Tower
Lincoln Center - Revson Foundation/Josie Robertson Plaza

Choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi is honored to be welcomed back by Lincoln Center for the 5th annual "9/11 Table of Silence," a transcendent prayer for peace, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi in collaboration with Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta. The Buglisi Dance Theatre leads a company of 100+ dancers, drawn from dance companies and schools in the area. Moving to the minimal plaintive cries of the singers, echoes of the flute and conch, and the ritualistic beat of the tympani - a metaphor for the heartbeat - the dancers ascend onto the Plaza forming patterns of concentric circles to create a Peace labyrinth while encircling the Revson Fountain, symbolizing eternity, purity, and the continuous life cycle.

Free admission. Information at 212.719.3301 or www.tableofsilence.org

Around the Lincoln Center fountain | 64th Street & Columbus Avenue.


September 10, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Films on the Green
THE RABBI’S CAT (Le Chat du Rabbin) By Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux
Thursday, September 10 – 7:30 pm
Columbia University, Low Library Steps (entrance at 116th street)

2011 | Not Rated | 1h29 | France Algiers, 1920s.

Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya is transforming into a teenager, and even worse, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking. The Rabbi’s life grows all the more complicated when a box arrives from Russia with a painter inside. Ultimately Rabbi Sfar ends up on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city of origin in Africa.

The Rabbi’s Cat is adapted from Joann Sfar’s popular comic-book series of the same name.

In French with English subtitles | FREE and open to all.
No alcohol allowed.
In the event of rain, the screening will be held in the Maison Française, East Gallery, Buell Hall.

FILMS ON THE GREEN
Started in 2008 in the community gardens of lower Manhattan and Harlem, this much-loved summer festival organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and the New York City Parks & Recreation now shows ten films at six major locations: Central Park, Riverside Park, Tompkins Square Park, Washington Square Park, Columbia University, and Transmitter Park (Brooklyn). Films on the Green @ Columbia is presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française.

Follow Films on the Green on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FilmsontheGreen and on Twitter @FilmsontheGreen

More information: http://frenchculture.org/film-tv-and-new-media/events/rabbis-cat-2

 

Columbia University | Low Library Steps (entrance at 116th street)


 

 

September 9, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

CIRCUS SOLARIS COLLECTIVE
"NOMA"
September 9 at 6:30 PM
September 10 at 6:30 PM
September 14 at 6:30 PM
September 15 at 6:30 PM
September 19 at 2:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater)

"NOMA" is a wordless movement piece with aerial dance directed by Sara Zepezauer, choreographed and designed by the Circus Solaris Collective (www.circussolaris.com). In the work, individual artists collaborate to create something bigger than they are capable of alone, using painting as a metaphor for the darkness that can overtake us in our futile flight from death. "NOMA" will have its American premiere September 9 to 19 as part of Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. A little girl's world exists solely on her canvas. When she steps away to look at her work, she is swept up again in her strokes, moving among the colors she combines. As the darkness within her starts to multiply, black becomes present in her painting and it becomes increasingly clear that she is dying from something that is seductive, dangerous and growing at an exponential rate. In the midst of this consuming darkness, an uncontrollable force takes over her mind and body and it remains unclear until the very end whether this is a self-created reality or the driving force of her art. Pairing concept with visual representation, the piece speaks to anyone who has endured or watched a loved one endure a darkness too overwhelming to control, too large to conquer, and too seductive to resist. "NOMA" features dance and aerial movment that looks like a painting. The dancers' movements mirror the strokes of a brush, accompanied by projections and paint. There is also live music composed by collaborating artists comprised mostly of strings.

Tickets $18
Box office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org
Runs: 90 mins.
For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/Dream_Up_General_Info.htm
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=nom07E


Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater) | 155 First Ave, New Yor, NY, 10003


 

September 8, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra
September 9-27, 2015.
Carnegie Hall, and other venues

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra brings together 100 young talented musicians from 74 countries to represent their countries through music in Seven Epic Concerts, including a concert for Global Peace at Carnegie Hall, New York during United Nations week. A unique opportunity, the participating young musicians will perform on the same day their countries are represented at the United Nations during the General Assembly meetings. Presented by TURKEN Foundation with Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor, and Alexander Markov, Violin.

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra will be the symbol of a common voice of world fraternity. It will clasp together a Palestinian musician as well as an Israeli one, leaving behind all conflicts and wars to come together in music; the orchestra will seek to be the best realization for a united world. 100 extraordinary and powerful performers of the world will create one symphonic voice.


Over 900 young musicians from 98 different countries applied to be a part of this extraordinary ensemble. Young musicians between the ages of 18 to 26 will come from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, ethnic and religious backgrounds to take part in this ensemble. Creating this festival of peace and fraternity will empower the voices of our youth, promote peace and dialogue, and raise awareness for universal youth issues.

Concerts are free public events unless otherwise noted:

September 10, 2015 at 7pm: Play For Peace Concert

Symphony Space - Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Tickets: www.symphonyspace.org/event/8987/Music/ypo-young-soloists-concert.

September 14, 2015 at 3pm: United Hearts Concert

Herald Square - Dedicated to the memory of the victims and heroes of 9/11

September 16, 2015 at 3pm: Hear My Nations' Voice Concert in Times Square

September 17, 2015 at 7pm: Gathering for Youth Empowerment at New York University

NYU's Skirball Hall

Tickets: nyuskirball.org/page/tickets.

September 20, 2015 at 3pm: Concert For Nations' Friendship at Bowling Green Park, Wall Street

September 25, 2015 at 7pm: Community FellowshipProgram at the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue

September 27, 2015 at 8pm: Concert for Global Peace

Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perelman Stage

Tickets: www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/9/27/0800/PM/YPHIL-International-Philharmonic-Orchestra/.

Featuring: Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor; Alexander Markov, Violin

 

Carnegie Hal l| 881 7th Ave


 

September 7, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Latin Show
Mon, Sept 7 – Sun, Sept 13, 2015 9am-8pm
Chelsea Market

Experience NY Fashion Week “Latin Show" Pop Up At Chelsea Market
Created By New York Area Latin American Designers And Curators

A Mix Of Modern And Traditional That Will Make You
Question What You Thought You Knew About Latin American Design

WHO
· Curated by Sergio Davila Fashion Group International´s Rising Star Award for Best Menswear Designer winner http://www.sergiodavila.com
. Latin and international designers of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories; artisanal luxury items; high end South American silver, organic and pima cotton, alpaca wool; fair trade/ethically sourced jewelry, décor; handcrafted leather accessories

WHAT
· 7 days and 4800 sq. feet of the best of Latin American design
· A new, fresh point of view re-defining Latin American style
· An upscale, multi-ethnic mix of culture, history, tradition, modernity and sophistication
· S/S2016 colors inspired by the Caribbean sea, the Amazon rainforest, the Andes mountains, and the outdoor markets of Latin America

WHY
· Promotes products and raw materials from Latin America, including Central and South America, the Caribbean and the multi-ethnic and indigenous traditions found throughout those regions
· Showcases the high end aesthetic of Latin American designers and artists

Admission is FREE and open to the public; Retail to the public; Wholesale to resellers
https://www.facebook.com/latinshownyc
@LatinShow #LATINSHOW

Admission is FREE and open to the public; Retail to the public; Wholesale to resellers
https://www.facebook.com/latinshownyc
@LatinShow #LATINSHOW

Chelsea Market| New York City


 

September 6, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

DADDY'S BOY"
August 30 at 8:00 PM
August 31 at 9:00 PM
September 3 at 9:00 PM
September 5 at 5:00 PM
September 6 at 2:00 PM
September 6 at 8:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Daddy's Boy" by Cristian Avila begins in the boxing ring, with 17 year old national wrestling champion Milo facing off against his childhood best friend, J.T. This match is not just a physical battle but a battle of values as well, since Milo identifies as queer and J.T. represents the homophobia of Milo's Texas hometown that his two fathers fled for more liberal Manhattan. As Milo is about to win the match, J.T.'s homophobic dad screams out "faggott," which serves to fuel Milo even more. Milo's victory sashay and pink singlet are recorded and the footage goes viral, prompting a media backlash that triggers a horrific assault on his life. This tragic event and Milo's bravery drive his "straight acting" dads to face their fears of their own homosexuality and to come together to support their son as he embarks on the long road to forgiveness and healing. Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival will present the play's world premiere August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. "Daddy's Boy" is about celebrating who you are, but also about the inevitable challenges that come with doing this. While it is often easier to give in to social pressures to fit in, Milo refuses to repress who he is and this, in turn, empowers other characters to think about their own identities. The play is very much in touch with present issues facing the LGBTQ community and the impact of the media on their movement, asking, "how much progress has actually been made?"

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/daddy%27st.htm

Theater for the New City (Community Theater) | 155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003


 

September 5, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Matthew Minnicino
"Artaud Artaud- Dream Up Festival"
September 1- September 15, 2015
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Artaud Artaud" is a "cruel not-masterpiece in one act" written by Matthew Minnicino, directed by Jake Beckhard and perfomed by Artilliers performing company. The play is a comitragic carnival that centers around the godfather of the avant-garde theater, Antonin Artaud. It is a merciless parody of the sensibilities of Artaud's manifesto "Theatre of Cruelty" and a sympathetic, semi-obsessive portrait of its greatest proponent and his somewhat dual nature. It is a faithful biopic written into a biting satire, yet is at its heart an homage to the messiness of creativity. "Artaud Artaud" will have its world premiere September 1-15 presented by Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. During his time in the Sanitarium at Rodez, France in the 1940s, Artaud is beset by a problem: his id-like Double, something at the core of his most famous texts, has taken complete control of his body. While it looks like him and is the form people associate with him, this double is not at all like him and is very much his opposite. At times, the Double is a truer voice and says what Artaud's ego prevents him from admitting. Trapped inside the chaos of his mind, the playwright wrestles with his Double to regain primacy and control over the way others perceive him. He enlists the Double as his voice and like a puppeteer guides how he moves through the world. But the Double, full of childlike chaos and wonder, begins to find his own wants and needs and discovers that they are not Artaud's. The playwright's body splits in two, calling into question whether the Double can in fact take on a life of its own. Though separate, the two are intertwined and co-dependent: what one body experiences impacts the other, forcing them to align their interests and work as a team. However, with time the Double develops more and more independence and starts to pursue a unique individuality. This struggle between the man and his double is set against the backdrop of the psychiatric ward. Many of the scenes take the form of a check-in with the Doctor's Assistant and with each visit, Artaud's Double is asked if he wants to be cured that day. The play encourages us to ask what exactly they are seeking to cure and whether being in this environment only heightens Artaud's 'madness.' The doctors are unaware of his joint persona and the more the Double seeks to unearth this fact, the closer it brings him to electro-shock therapy. As soon as the Double tries to speak his mind and tell his truth, he is silenced by doctors and gagged. The play asks, how could anyone stay sane in such an environment? The play takes the form of a hypertheatrical arena of thought and explores theater as a sensory experience– it is a stage nested in a stage nested in the theater we're in. The set is made up of three layers of liminal space with sharp contrasts; people against blackness and bodies against bodies. The show is athletic, like a slow-motion wrestling match. The sound design will provide the music of these bodies -- percussion suites of scratches, sniffs, coughs, lip smacks -- all complementing the actors on the stage. "Artaud Artaud" revels in language and plays with its sounds and associations. Words become a tool of control, a justification for punishment and ultimately the only means of escape. Only once the Double takes control of the script that is dictating his life can he escape his prison and force Artaud to confront who he is.

Tickets $15. To buy online visit http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=artA80

Box office 212-254-1109 or visit www.dreamupfestival.org

Theater for the New City | 155 First Ave
New York, NY 10003.


 

September 4, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

HENRIETTA STEVENTON'S
"ENNUI: AN ENGLISH COMEDY WITH A FRENCH TITLE
FOR AN AMERICAN AUDIENCE"
August 30 at 2:00 PM
September 1 at 6:30 PM
September 2 at 6:30 PM
September 3 at 6:30 PM
September 5 at 2:00 PM
September 5 at 8:00 PM
September 6 at 5:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

Henrietta Steventon wrote "Ennui: An English Comedy with a French title for an American audience" to tackle everything from theater politics to the career of an actor and the challenge of separating work from personal life. It is a play within a play set in rehearsals for a newly discovered Noël Coward play. The actors are thrown together and must define new personae in the context of those around them. We see the work that goes into putting on a show and how personal motivations drive each actor's contribution to the form of the final product. The boundaries that separate theater and real life blur and the play they are putting on becomes an arena through which to express truer desires. "Ennui..." will have its world premiere in Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. Roger and his fiancee, Lauren, are cast in the two leading roles. She, however, is unaware that her husband-to-be and the director, Lucretia, were an item in the past and still have unresolved feelings. Meanwhile, the two devious understudies, Edwin and Ethel, are plotting ways to sabotage the leading actors. Lucretia's dim-witted assistant, Mary, causes chaos with poorly-timed comments. Rejected actor Craig protests outside the theater. The dialogue is clever and the humor is sharp. Many of the lines are replete with hidden meanings and audiences find themselves pulled into a world of wordplay, deception and murder. The various storylines come to a head with a funny and dramatic ending, playfully assuming a whodunit form that allows each character to realize their goals.

Tickets $15
Box office: (212) 254-1109

Buy tickets online: http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=enn645

For more information: http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/ennuiant.htm

Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Fax: (212) 979-6570


 

September 3, 2015

New York Cool Tip:
Satellite Collective (name of the event)
September 3-5, 2015. 8pm.
BAM Fishman Space

Satellite Collective presents cutting edge, interdisciplinary works at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, from September 3-5, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$35 ($10 students) and are available at http://www.bam.org/satellitecollective, by phone at 718-636-4100, or in person at the BAM box office. Tickets will be on sale beginning July 25, 2015.


In its second season at BAM, Satellite Collective seeks to secure its role as a leading voice of interdisciplinary art in New York City. Created specifically for the Fishman Space, Satellite Collective's September performances will employ the collaborative visions of 29 artists from across the nation. The evening will premiere post-classical music by four composers, ballet and modern dance works by three choreographers, a new animated set, two new short films, and a spoken work. By turns jubilant, mournful, violent, and tender, this diverse assemblage of artists and art forms will draw audiences through a spectrum of vibrant emotion. Damian Smith, former principal of San Francisco Ballet, is artistic advisor for the program.

The evenings include:

. "I Can Help You" - spoken word by Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers

. "SOLO" - a dance work by Devin Alberda of the New York City Ballet

. "A Pair of Ideal Landscapes" - Dance + Film by Esme Boyce and Lora Robertson with score by Richie Greene including harp and soprano

. "Water" - a new cello composition by David Moss with soundscape by Richie Greene

. "Music for Dance" - earthy, dynamic music of the Satellite Ensemble

. "Edie Leaves Twice" - a short film by Lora Robertson with score by Ellis Ludwig Leone of San Fermin, and libretto by Creative Director Kevin Draper

. "Walled City" - Dance + Multimedia by Manuel Vignoulle (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Kevin Draper, Brandon Stirling Baker and Nick Jaina

"These are people who know how to produce a show." - Siobhan Burke, The New York Times

For more information about Satellite Collective, visit www.satellitecollective.org.

BAM Fishman Space|321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217


 

September 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ZHANG HOUDING
“Legend Of The White Snake” & “The Jewelry Purse”
September 2nd & 3rd at 8:00pm
DAVID H. KOCH THEATER (Lincoln Center)

For the first time outside of China, The China Arts & Entertainment Group (CAEG), a creative enterprise under the administration of the Ministry of Culture for the People’s Republic of China and the National Academy Of China Theatre Arts proudly present Zhang Houding (one of China’s most popular performers) with the Peking Opera at the David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center) at 8:00pm on September 2nd Legend Of The White Snake” and on the 3rd “The Jewelry Purse”. This historical special engagement is the fifth production in an ongoing relationship between CAEG and the David H. Koch Theater. This January 7-10, 2016, CAEG will present a new attraction, their 6th at the theater. These presentations showcase China’s historical contribution to the world of theater and art by presenting the finest in Chinese contemporary and classical performing arts to the United States. http://davidhkochtheater.com/

Prior to this historical presentation – there will be a series of talks/lectures around New York City. Three have already been presented. Upcoming programs are Friday, July 17 6:30pm at Pace University by the New York Chinese Opera Society; tba later in July at the China Institute by Ben Wang; and a later one tba at Columbia University.
Zhang Huoding, is one of China’s most renowned and loved performing artists. Thanks to her melodious singing voice and her outstanding performances, not only have the elderly followed her career, the youth have given her pop star-like status. This year Zhang Huoding returned to the stage following a four-year hiatus to care for her baby. Zhang's comeback performance in Shanghai caused quite a buzz in the country. Tickets immediately sold out, and the organizer had a policy for ticket sales - one ID card to buy two tickets only. And in April, fans around the country travelled to Beijing for those immediately sold out concerts. Following her initial schooling, she entered the Tianjin Opera School. Upon graduation, she was admitted into the ZHANYOU Peking Opera Troupe in Beijing. In 1995, she transferred to the National Peking Opera Company. Her singing, acting and dancing possess the characters of the great China masters. In 2007, she performed a solo concert of symphonic opera in the Great Hall of the People, becoming the first opera performer there. A year later she joined NACTA to work as a teacher.

Tickets are: $22, $37, $57, $77, $107, & premium seats $167 plus $3 facility charge. Tickets can be purchased at the box office and at (212) 496-0600; or by Fax at (212) 580-2545 and on the web. http://davidhkochtheater.com/

DAVID H. KOCH THEATER (Lincoln Center)


 

August 31, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES ADDED PERFORMANCES FOR BEST-SELLERS
17 Performances Added on August 30, 2015
** All part of the new New FringeFAVE Program **


The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) announces the productions selected for its newest program: FringeFAVE. On August 30th, one final performance slot in each of the 17 theaters hosting the festival has been given to the best-selling show in that venue. Tickets for all of these "favorite" shows are now on sale at www.FringeNYC.org.

The inaugural FringeFAVE shows are:

• Being Seen
When an actress responds to a casting notice, it doesn't go as expected.
64E4 UNDERGROUND at 4:00pm

• Beware The Chupacabra!
A dressmaker embarks on a dark, musical journey to jungles of Mexico in pursuit of a legendary a mythical beast.
Lynn Redgrave Theater @ Culture Project at 3:30pm

• Coping
When Connor commits suicide, his friends are left grasping the shards of his life.
Teatro SEA at the Clemente at 4:45pm

• Divine/Intervention
Glenn Milstead, the quiet man behind the mascara, struggles with his inner demons and his larger-than-life creation, drag star Divine.
The SoHo Playhouse at 5:30pm

• Elephants and Other Worldly Dilemmas
Five unique personalities discover that sometimes it takes a dead elephant in the room to show you what you believe in.
The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at 4:15pm

• Father Kennedy
As mall town priest embarks on an epic journey to sabotage his sister's engagement.
Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios at 4:45pm

• Feelings: because why pretend the show is about anything else?
When things end with the girl Tim hopes to marry, he decides to fall for his male best friend.
Spectrum at 3:30pm

• Hamlet the Hip-Hopera
Trapped in a castle under siege, characters dive into musical madness through soaring hip-hop ballads, weaving The Bard’s verse with the lyricism of a new age.
Teatro LATEA at the Clemente at 4:30

• Hick: A Love Story, The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt
When Eleanor Roosevelt became First Lady in 1933, she had a lesbian lover -- Lorena Hickok, a famous journalist. This is their story.
DROM at noon.

• Loose Cannon
From Moliére in IKEA to Chekhov in a Tex-Mex restaurant, this series of short comedies satirizes American consumerism in the style of canonical playwrights.
The Kraine Theater at 3:00pm

#LoveStory
Zoe gets a one-of-a-kind musical crash course on finding love in the digital age.
Theatre 80 at 3:30pm

• Maybe Tomorrow
A woman chooses to live exclusively in her boyfriend’s bathroom.
Under St. Marks at noon

• Night of The Living
A decaying marriage fights to survive as a zombie pandemic quietly infects the couple's insular world.
64E4 MAINSTAGE at 4:45pm

• Plath.
This new musical follows Sylvia Plath’s years at Smith College.
The Theater at the 14th Street Y at 5pm

• The Starter
A group of friends attempt their first grown-up dinner party. Based on works by Anton Chekhov.
The Celebration Of Whimsy at 4:45pm

• Type What Now
An unlikely diagnosis takes Jessie on a journey exploring body image and chronic illness.
The White Box at 440 Studios at noon

And one more still TBA at Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente at 4:15

FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy. In 1997, New York City became the seventh US city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. FringeNYC has presented over 3000 performing groups representing every continent, prompting Switzerland's national daily, The New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC as “the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists.”

FringeNYC has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Matt & Ben, Never Swim Alone, Jammer, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, Brandon Teena, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, 21 Dog Years, The Twentieth Century Way, Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer, The Irish Curse, Jurassic Parq, The Fartiste,  and Silence! The Musical; movies including WTC View and Armless; and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair). FringeNYC alumni include Bradley Cooper, Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory), Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me, CNN's Inside Man), Mindy Kaling, Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin), Alex Timbers (Rocky), Leigh Silverman (Violet), W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Chris Lowell (Enlisted), David Anders (iZombie) and Kristen Schall (Last Man on Earth), among countless other success stories.

FringeNYC runs August 14 - 30, 2015 with shows running 2pm - midnight weekdays and noon - midnight on weekends. Tickets are $18 each available at www.FringeNYC.org. Discount passes for multiple shows (including the Fiver and the all-you-can-see Lunatic Pass) are also available.  Tickets can also be purchased in person at FringeCentral (56 E 1st Street between 1st & 2nd Aves). For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org.


August 30, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

DADDY'S BOY"
August 30 at 8:00 PM
August 31 at 9:00 PM
September 3 at 9:00 PM
September 5 at 5:00 PM
September 6 at 2:00 PM
September 6 at 8:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Daddy's Boy" by Cristian Avila begins in the boxing ring, with 17 year old national wrestling champion Milo facing off against his childhood best friend, J.T. This match is not just a physical battle but a battle of values as well, since Milo identifies as queer and J.T. represents the homophobia of Milo's Texas hometown that his two fathers fled for more liberal Manhattan. As Milo is about to win the match, J.T.'s homophobic dad screams out "faggott," which serves to fuel Milo even more. Milo's victory sashay and pink singlet are recorded and the footage goes viral, prompting a media backlash that triggers a horrific assault on his life. This tragic event and Milo's bravery drive his "straight acting" dads to face their fears of their own homosexuality and to come together to support their son as he embarks on the long road to forgiveness and healing. Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival will present the play's world premiere August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. "Daddy's Boy" is about celebrating who you are, but also about the inevitable challenges that come with doing this. While it is often easier to give in to social pressures to fit in, Milo refuses to repress who he is and this, in turn, empowers other characters to think about their own identities. The play is very much in touch with present issues facing the LGBTQ community and the impact of the media on their movement, asking, "how much progress has actually been made?"

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/daddy%27st.htm

Theater for the New City (Community Theater)


 

August 29, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ASTORIA MUSIC AND ARTS 7th Annual ASTORIA MUSIC NOW!: NEW WORLD QUEENS FEST
Saturday, August 29, 2015 Noon-9pm.
Astoria Park

The event will include the following activities:
Over 60 musical acts and visual artists with the goal of raising eco-awareness.
Musical Acts ranging from bossanova, reggae, ska, R&B, rock, psychedelic, Americana, indie, funk, blue grass and Afro-Cuban bands.
A pie-eating contest sponsored by Astor Bake Shop
A family dance party experience for children 1 to 12 years old by Little Club Heads,
A dance tent featuring Sol Dance Studios,
A puppet show by WonderSpark from Raising Astoria, and a giant Kaiju Big Battle Monster.

Please enjoy a day where approximately 1,000 New Yorkers will come and enjoy various festivities and humanities that beautify our neighborhood, improves education of the arts, and enhances our youth’s interest in various artistic talents.

Astoria Park


August 27, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP:
One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes
Written by Julie Novak and Eva Tenuto
Directed by Eva Tenuto
Saturday August 22 @5:15PM
Monday August 24 @8:45PM
Thursday August 27 @3PM
Friday August 28 @5:15PM
Saturday August 29 @ 7:15PM
Under St. Marks theater

TMI Project presents Julie Novak in her tour de force solo show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP: One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival starting Saturday August 22nd at Under St. Marks Theater. Eva Tenuto directs.

At the age of three, Julie Novak walked up the driveway of her home carrying a heavy Craftsman tool box. When asked by her mother where she got it, her only thought was “shouldn't I always have had this toolbox with me?” And so it went that throughout her adolescence Julie found herself as not really having a defined position on the gender spectrum. America's Next Topis her incredibly humorously told, sometimes painful journey of coming out and fearlessly displaying her androgyny to others while taking the risk of eliciting their confusion and leaving them fumbling for the right pronoun...Ah Sir? Ma'am?... Sir? It's also a showcase for her abundant comedic talent, infectious energy, charisma and skill as a singer, impersonator and all around dynamic performer.

Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased online or on your Smartphone. To purchase tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org and choose the performance (a convenience charge applies). Alternately you can purchase tickets in person at FringeCENTRAL, located at 56 East 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).

Under St. Marks Theater | 94 St. Marks Place between 1st and 2nd Avenues


 

August 26, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Vancouver's Alley Theatre presents US Premiere
LITTLE ONE
At The New York International Fringe Festival
THU Aug 20 7:00 - 8:00
FRI Aug 21 3:30 - 4:30
SUN Aug 23 8:30 - 9:30
WED Aug 26 5:15 - 6:15
FRI Aug 28 2:45 - 3:45
Aug. 20 -28

64 East 4th Street Theater

“Suburban horror brilliantly rendered … Moscovitch’s splendidly creepy one-act is witty, smart and insidious.” – Globe & Mail

“Deeply disturbing but laced with humor and surprising twists … this production is riveting throughout.” – Georgia Straight

“Will leave you transformed – guaranteed.” - Vancouverscape

After a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Vancouver Fringe 2014, award-winning and innovative director AMIEL GLADSTONE (FringeNYC Alumni Louis & Dave in a car, Zastrozzi, and The Black Box) re-teams with actor/producers MARISA SMITH and DANIEL ARNOLD (FringeNYC Excellence Award Tuesdays & Sundays) to mount the wryly comic thriller LITTLE ONE at FringeNYC, a play by HANNAH MOSCOVITCH - “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright” (National Post, Globe & Mail, Now Magazine).

When 4-year-old Claire is adopted into the family,6-year-old Aaron has to learn to “love” his new monster of a sister. Told through the now adult voices of these adopted siblings, Little One weaves a story of childhood horror and teenage trauma into a twisted, wryly funny, and ultimately haunting experience. One that asks how long you’d let a psychopath control your life … and what you’d do to regain it.


Tickets are $18, available at www.fringenyc.

64 East 4th Street Theater



 

August 25, 2015

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Ashley Jacobson's
THE AMERICAN PLAY
Sun Aug. 16 at 7:15PM
Fri Aug. 21 at 4:45PM
Tue Aug. 25 at 2:30PM
Thu Aug 27 at 7PM
Sat Aug 29 at 2:15PM
The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre--
The New York International Fringe Festival

The Dirty Blondes (Artistic Director Ashley J. Jacobson and Executive Director Elizabeth Sarkady) present THE AMERICAN PLAY, an American Psyco themed drama opening August 16th at the Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre as part of the 19th Annual New York Fringe Festival. The cast includes Michael DeBartolo, John C. Nagy III and Jen Jacobs (HBO's Girls). Two college boys whose obsession with Bret Easton Ellis's novel and character of Patrick Bateman find themselves inspired to seek out violence and dominance in their daily lives. The obsession sets them on a destructive path towards an unattainable masculinity that causes them to act out their fantasies in devastating ways. THE AMERICAN PLAY won awards for Outstanding Production of A New Play, Outstanding Direction and Lighting at the 2012 Planet Connections Theater Festivity.

Tickets are $18 plus surcharge. For Tickets/Information go to www.FringeNYC.org and www.thedirtyblondes.org.

The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre | 115 MacDougal Street


 

August 22, 2015

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AMERICA'S NEXT TOP:
One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes
Written by Julie Novak and Eva Tenuto
Directed by Eva Tenuto
Saturday August 22 @5:15PM
Monday August 24 @8:45PM
Thursday August 27 @3PM
Friday August 28 @5:15PM
Saturday August 29 @ 7:15PM
Under St. Marks theater

TMI Project presents Julie Novak in her tour de force solo show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP: One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival starting Saturday August 22nd at Under St. Marks Theater. Eva Tenuto directs.

At the age of three, Julie Novak walked up the driveway of her home carrying a heavy Craftsman tool box. When asked by her mother where she got it, her only thought was “shouldn't I always have had this toolbox with me?” And so it went that throughout her adolescence Julie found herself as not really having a defined position on the gender spectrum. America's Next Topis her incredibly humorously told, sometimes painful journey of coming out and fearlessly displaying her androgyny to others while taking the risk of eliciting their confusion and leaving them fumbling for the right pronoun...Ah Sir? Ma'am?... Sir? It's also a showcase for her abundant comedic talent, infectious energy, charisma and skill as a singer, impersonator and all around dynamic performer.

Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased online or on your Smartphone. To purchase tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org and choose the performance (a convenience charge applies). Alternately you can purchase tickets in person at FringeCENTRAL, located at 56 East 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).

Under St. Marks Theater | 94 St. Marks Place between 1st and 2nd Avenues



August 21, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Vancouver's Alley Theatre presents US Premiere of
LITTLE ONE
At The New York International Fringe Festival
THU Aug 20 7:00 - 8:00
FRI Aug 21 3:30 - 4:30
SUN Aug 23 8:30 - 9:30
WED Aug 26 5:15 - 6:15
FRI Aug 28 2:45 - 3:45
Aug. 20 -28
64 East 4th Street Theater

“Suburban horror brilliantly rendered … Moscovitch’s splendidly creepy one-act is witty, smart and insidious.” – Globe & Mail

“Deeply disturbing but laced with humor and surprising twists … this production is riveting throughout.” – Georgia Straight

“Will leave you transformed – guaranteed.” - Vancouverscape

After a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Vancouver Fringe 2014, award-winning and innovative director AMIEL GLADSTONE (FringeNYC Alumni Louis & Dave in a car, Zastrozzi, and The Black Box) re-teams with actor/producers MARISA SMITH and DANIEL ARNOLD (FringeNYC Excellence Award Tuesdays & Sundays) to mount the wryly comic thriller LITTLE ONE at FringeNYC, a play by HANNAH MOSCOVITCH - “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright” (National Post, Globe & Mail, Now Magazine).

When 4-year-old Claire is adopted into the family,6-year-old Aaron has to learn to “love” his new monster of a sister. Told through the now adult voices of these adopted siblings, Little One weaves a story of childhood horror and teenage trauma into a twisted, wryly funny, and ultimately haunting experience. One that asks how long you’d let a psychopath control your life … and what you’d do to regain it.

Tickets are $18, available at www.fringenyc.

64 East 4th Street Theater


August 20, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

Eighth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival in Union City
Seeking Entries for 2015

The City of Union City will host the Eighth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival to be held from October 19 - 24, 2015.

This year's six day festival will include two evenings of feature films; three evenings of screening the finalists of the short film competing category; and a red carpet Awards Ceremony on the sixth day.

Submissions are being accepted in all categories. (NO pornography please.) Films should be no longer than fifteen minutes in length. Those interested may submit their film in DVD format, along with a cover letter, synopsis, film credits, awards if any, and contact information to:

Commissioner Lucio P. Fernandez
Department of Public Affairs
3715 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087

Attn: Film Entry

Please include in the cover letter that the entry is being submitted by the property owner or licensee, and giving the City of Union City the right to publicly screen the film as part of the NoHu International Film Festival.

Please note, DVD's will not be returned.

Entry deadline is Monday, October 5, 2015 (no exception). No fee. No Application form required. Foreign language films accepted. This is a juried festival. Please include if this is a "World Premiere", "USA Premiere", "New Jersey Premiere", or "Union City Premiere". All entries will be considered. Finalists will be notified via e-mail. Please write on DVD cover contact name, email, and genre.

The Red Carpet Awards presentation for the Festival will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the William Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City, NJ. Admission is free.

www.NoHuFilmFestival.blogspot.com


 

Sophia Romma
"That Queer Blind Silence"
Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:00 PM.
Special matinee August 23 at 3:00 PM.
August 5 to 23, 2015
13th Street Repertory Company

The human condition of gays in contemporary Russia mirrors life in a phantasmagoric insane asylum. That's the view of a new play, "That Queer Blind Silence" by émigré playwright Sophia Romma. Her political farce, written in English but in the style of Russian Expressionism, depicts the ordeals of a fictional figure skater whose character was inspired partly by the life and career of bronze medalist Johnny Weir. Underground International Voices of Theatre, in association with The O'Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation, will present the play's world premiere runAugust 5 to 23 at 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 West 13th Street, NYC, directed by John Beshaw-Farrell. Ten percent of ticket sales will be donated to Underground International Voices of Theatre to support that organization's efforts for equal rights of the LGBTQ community in the Russian Federation.

Homosexuality had been decriminalized in Russian in 1993, and to Russian émigré Sophia Romma, herself an accomplished figure skater, the change in Russia's political landscape suggested a certain regression into delusional psychopathology, which she paints in this play. It is an absurd, outrageous, macabre tale in which a fictitious gold medalist in figure skating is stripped of his honor and exiled to an asylum in Siberia, where the head psychiatrist, a lascivious sex-nik and mistress of Vladimir Putin, reforms homosexuals through spiritual cleansing and ludicrous soul-purging psychiatric tactics.

Director John Beshaw Farrell explains that thematically, the asylum in the play symbolizes Russia herself, maddened by her own lost grandeur: Orthodox, Imperial and Soviet. The inmates have all been useful idiots in advancing dishonest propaganda. The consequence of being betrayed by what they thought were their virtues has left them all damaged, unfit for any other life but that of a madhouse.

The play is choreographed by Leslie Dockery. Set design is by Gregory Okshteyn. Music is by Michael Bulychev-Okser. Theme music for "Paul Robeson" is by Otis Cotton. Incidental music is performed live by "Manana" from Armenia. The actors are Alice Bahlke, Walter Krochmal, Grant Morenz, Tommie Thompson, Gavin Rohrer and Marina Levinson.

Tickets $20 general admission. Box office 866-811-4111 (Ovation Tix)
For more information or advance purchase visit www.thatqueerblindsilence.com

13th Street Repertory Company | 50 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10011


 

August 14, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
"Macbeth"
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
July 30 to August 15
By the Drilling Company
The parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street

Macbeth and Banquo reminded director Jesse Ontiveros of Fidel and Che, and that was the genesis for his idea to set "Macbeth" in a banana republic for the Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, in a production to be presented July 30 to August 15 in the parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street (between Delancey and Rivington Streets), behind The Clemente.

"Macbeth" is a play about power and this production seeks perspective on its eternal themes from the political history of Latino cultures.  Director Jesse Ontiveros, who directed Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's "As You Like It" in 2006, is of Mexican heritage.  Hamilton Clancy, Artistic Director of The Drilling Company which produces Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, is excited to welcome Ontiveros back to direct as his company begins its new partnership with The Clemente, an arts organization that serves the Latino community.

All admission is free. Seats are available on a first come first served basis, with audience members often arriving early to secure a place. Audience members are welcome to bring their own chairs. Once seats are gone, blankets are spread out. No one has ever been turned away and there's never a wait for tickets.

The parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street| Between Delancey and Rivington Streets| NYC



August 13, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

South Street Seaport Museum presents Sip 'n' Sails:
Wine, Sailing, and Sunsets
Thursday August 13. 7PM – 9PM.
Pier 16 - South Street Seaport Museum

South Street Seaport Museum announces Sip ‘n’ Sails aboard the nineteenth century schooner Pioneer. Beginning Thursday, August 13, 2015 and continuing for select Thursday evenings, join Pasanella & Son Vintners aboard Pioneer to experience the stunning sunset over New York harbor while tasting a variety of fine coastal wines. Also available will be a selection of delectable finger foods from Grandaisy Bakery, including assorted pizzette and focaccia. Tickets are $85 ($75 for members of the South Street Seaport Museum) and must be ordered in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34598?sitePreference=normal.

Pier 16 - South Street Seaport Museum |12 Fulton St.
NYC 10038


 

August 12, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

#summernights @ El Museo
THIS WEDNESDAY
UPTOWN BOUNCE: Summer Nights at 104th & 5th
Wednesday, August 12 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | FREE | RSVP here
El Museo & The Museum of the City of New York

Join El Museo & The Museum of the City of New York for the FINAL night of the Uptown Bounce summer series, featuring music, gallery talks, art workshops, breakdancing, summer drinks, local food & more!

This week at El Museo, artists Maximo Colon and Marcos Dimas from our exhibition ¡PRESENTE! The Young Lords in New York will be in Las Galerias discussing their work. On 104th Street between both museums, check out a live performance by George Emilio Sanchez, Buried Up To My Neck While Thinking Outside The Box. Sanchez reprises his original outdoor work in a free-wheeling, ongoing performance in which he is buried in a mountain of trash sprinkled with signs that state, "Trash=Art" or "Art=Trash." Music all night by DJ Turmix with video projections by Nat Castañeda. Throughout the evening check out chalking by FEEGZ & crew and participate in art making in the courtyard!

At the City Museum, join a gallery tour, dance to DJ Grandmaster Caz spinning hip-hop, funk & soul, and enjoy chalk art by Kady Perry.


El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY | 10029
1230 FIFTH AVENUE AT 104TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10024 | 212.831.7272
OPEN TUES - SAT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM
Copyright @ 2015 El Museo del Barrio All rights reserved.



 

New York Cool Tip:

TRU PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS Summer Workshop Series
June 16th, June 30th, July 15th, July 28th, August 11th. 7:15PM-8PM
The Playroom Theater

Most theater professionals are not salaried employees. They are self-employed. Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) has pinpointed some specific business skills needed by the artistically self-employed, and addresses them with a new series of workshops: The TRU PATHWAYS Summer Workshop Series for Producers and Artists, on Tuesday June 16th, Tuesday June 30th, Wednesday July 15th, Tuesday July 28th, and Tuesday August 8th at 7:15pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

Summer's a time for fun and relaxation, but don't let your career goals fall by the wayside. This series of 5 workshops will help get your artistic career in shape and set you on the path to success! Purposely scheduled for weekday nights to leave your weekends free for sun and fun. (Learning some basic secrets of success can also be fun!)

You must register in advance by paying at the TRU Store: http://www.truonline.org/store.html
or by sending a check to:
Theater Resources Unlimited/Pathways
309 W. 104th Street, 1D,
NYC NY 10025

The Playroom Theater|151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor
NYC 10036




August 8, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

SummerStage
30th Anniversary DJ Celebration
Quantic
Gilles Peterson
Afrika Bambaataa
in association with Giantstep
Saturday, August 8
Doors at 5pm
Central Park, Manhattan
Central Park Manhattan

FREE

Quantic, aka Will Holland is a British born musician, producer and DJ making soul, electronic & Latin music saturated in the tropical soundwaves of the Caribbean. Holland has developed a sound that bridges heritage and progression, marrying spontaneous musicianship with deep, exciting tonality. Holland has completed his fourth Quantic record, which is his fifteenth studio album to date, which features influences from Ethiopian Jazz to Haitian Compas, Salsa Dura from his Colombian homestead, to Detroit techno, with electric sub bass and beat programming, all part of Quantic's trademark sound. Holland records and mixes from his own Sonido del Valle studio where he utilizes a range of vintage studio equipment, working as part sound engineer, musician and producer to procure a rich and original sound.

Gilles Peterson: Website
When all is said and done, whichever role Gilles Peterson is performing -- DJ, broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss, or plain old record collector -- the music is always the bottom line. His passion and enthusiasm is unfailing and deeply infectious. Starting off life as a club DJ, Peterson continues to spin passionately in venues around the world. As for the radio, his new 3-hour Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 6 Music has seen him take his unique musical mix to a new and growing audience of music lovers whilst the syndicated worldwide radio show. From Sun-Ra to James Blake to Theo Parrish and Flying Lotus; if it swings in the right places, it's in. Peterson is also at the forefront of his own independent label, Brownswood Recordings, which launched in 2006 as an outlet for his favourite new discoveries.

Afrika Bambaataa
Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather," "Godfather," and "The Amen Ra," of Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading rap and Hip-Hop culture throughout the world. He has consistently made records nationally and internationally, every one to two years, spanning the 1980s through now. Due to his early use of drum machines and computer sounds, Bam (as he is affectionately known) was instrumental in changing the way R&B and other forms of Black music were recorded. His creation of Electro Funk, beginning with his piece "Planet Rock," helped fuel the development of other musical genres such as Freestyle or Latin Freestyle, Miami Bass, Electronica, House, Hip House, and early Techno.

For complete series lineup, please visit SummerStage.org

PLEASE NOTE: SummerStage shows take place outdoors and take place RAIN OR SHINE. Shows are only cancelled in the event of what event organizers consider to be dangerous winds or lightning. Schedule of events and performers is subject to change. The following cannot be brought into the Central Park venue: glass bottles, cans, coolers, folding chairs, bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, beach umbrellas, video cameras, selfie sticks, professional camera gear, tripods or pets. SummerStage is not responsible for prohibited items left outside the venue. Bags subject to search. Alcoholic beverages are forbidden in NYC Parks. The distribution and sale of unauthorized promotional materials is banned. Beer and wine are on sale at the Central Park venue for onsite consumption only. Smoking is prohibited in all NYC parks.

Central Park


 

Rocky Dawuni and DJ Sweet V
Saturday August 8th, 2015. 7:30-9:45pm. Lincoln Center Atrium (61 West 62nd St)

Rocky Dawuni’s unique “Afro-Roots” sound has made him famous in his native Ghana and earned him a global following. Using a funky blend of soul, pop, Afrobeat, and reggae, Dawuni’s songs straddle Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Influences include the soulfulness of Fela Kuti; the positivity and deep grooves of Bob Marley; and the infectious, sing-along anthems of Michael Franti, K’naan, and Matisyahu. Dawuni has worked with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Jason Mraz, Sharon Jones, Janelle Monae, John Legend, and many others. He is also an eloquent and passionate spokesman for many global causes.

Cost: Free!
For more information visit http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/2015/rocky-dawun
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Lincoln Center Atrium | 61 West 62nd St.


 

Rooftop Films
DIVINE LOCATION
(Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken | Germany | 99 min.)
Saturday, August 8
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Film Begins
10:30PM Q&A with Filmmakers Ulrike Franke & Michael Loeken
11:00PM After-party Sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka
Old American Can Factory


Not many people wake up in the morning and have “build a lake” on their to-do list. But for a group of real estate developers in Dortmund Germany, this seemed to be the logical solution for attracting buyers to a 650 acre plot of contaminated landscape. As a result Phoenix Lake rises from the ashes of a decaying industrial region near the river Ruhr. Divine Location is a portrait of progress.
Bouncing from the comic-tragic experiences of those involved and dipping into the lives of those being changed by it; local shopkeepers, former steel mill workers, budding families, rowdy teens, intrusive geese. Wryly following the absurdity and rare rationality at the heart of gentrification, the film is a hilarious exploration of human endeavor. Is building nature now man’s greatest industrial achievement?
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/divine-location/



THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY
(On the roof)
Roof and Courtyard
GOWANUS
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union


August -5, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

Rooftop Films
HUMAN RESOURCES SEASON TWO PREMIERE (FREE WITH RSVP)
Tuesday, August 4
8:00PM Doors Open and Pre-Show Reception Sponsored by The Naked Grape and Brewery Ommegang
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Sneak Preview of the Season 2 Premiere of Human Resources
9:30PM Q&A with the cast
9:45PM Short Films Begin
Solar One

ls on the cusp of adulthood, whose greatest artistic challenges lie in letting go.
Director Alexandra Dahlström captures the multifaceted nature of friendship, alongside energetic, pop-punk performances with intimate behind-the-scenes interviews. Join us for a live performance from the band members, before this

Free With Reservation

More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/ schedule/human-resources

SOLAR ONE | On the pier along the water
KIPS BAY
24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East at 23rd Street and the East River, New York, NY 10010
R/6 to 23rd St., walk all the way east.


 

Rooftop Films
Wednesday, August 5
COLD CONFLICTS: SWEDISH SHORT FILMS (FREE SHOW)
7 :00PM Live Music by Vulkano
8:00PM Films Begin
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens.

Swedish cinema’s vitality shines in these shorts centered on non-conventional relationships.
THE FILMS: I Turn to You (Victor Lindgren); Bath House (Niki Lindroth von Bahr); All We Share (Jenny Carlsson); Boy-Razor (Peter Pontikis); Pussy Have the Power (Lovisa Sirén).
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/cold-conflicts-swedish-short-films/


Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens.

 


 

August 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
"Romeo and Juliet"
Drilling Company
July 17 to August 2
Bryant Park

Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" exquisitely pleads for similar and neighboring peoples to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. The play will be set in a modern city which is divided by wealth and class. Directed by David Marantz, it aims to send a clear message about the violence that can result from social division and corporate greed.

In Marantz's "contemporary" version of Verona, the city is dominated by religion and divided between rich and poor. Everybody carries weapons openly, which leads to fighting on the streets. Capulet industries, run by Juliet's wealthy, conservative family, is running the town. Romeo hails from a different wealthy family that funds social activism; they run the Montague Center for Social Justice. Class conflict has created a modern dystopia from which the two lovers want to flee. Such a milieu enables some innovative character choices, for example, Mercutio is no longer just a hothead. Played by a woman, the character will be transformed into an impulsive firebrand activist. Tybalt is Head of Security for Capulet Industries. In the balcony scene, Romeo must overcome the video surveillance that protects the wealthy.

For this production, the performing area is on the Bryant Park Stage, which is across the park from the Upper Terrace Steps, at the Fountain Terrace near Sixth Avenue, with audience on the gravel and lawn. As always, admission is free, nearby food kiosks serve affordable meals, capacious rest rooms are close at hand and seating on bistro chairs is guaranteed for everyone. Best of all, there is no waiting in line for tickets.

Bryant Park Shakespeare will present "Romeo and Juliet", produced by The Drilling Company July 17 to August 2, 2015 in Bryant Park(6th Avenue at 42nd Street, Manhattan) Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Admission is Free. For Info call 212-873-9050 or visit the websites www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.com and www.drillingcompany.org.

Bryant Park|6th Avenue at 42nd Street| Manhattan


 

August 1, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

World Premiere of
Comfort Women: A New Musical
Directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim
July 31 at 8pm
Aug 1 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 2 at 3pm and 7pm
Aug 4 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 5 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 6 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 7 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 8 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 9 at 3pm and 7pm
Friday July 31- Sunday August 9, 2015
Theatre at St. Clements

Comfort Women: A New Musical, directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim with musical direction by TekGoo Kang. Written by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, and Joann Malory Mieses, with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park.

Set in 1941, Comfort Women takes us to Seoul, Korea, where we meet Goeun, a young woman whose brother is attempting to revolt against the Imperial Japanese Army. Goeun meets a man who promises her a good paying job at a factory in Tokyo. Feeling like she has no other options to support her family, she chooses to leave her home and take the job. Unfortunately Goeun soon realizes that this is not the dream opportunity that she has been promised. She is held hostage, transported to Indonesia, and is forced to become a Japanese Imperial Army sexual slave. We follow Goeun through this life-altering experience as she befriends fellow slaves (Comfort Women) and they plan their impossible escape.

Comfort Women: A New Musical by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David, Aguirre, and Joann Malory Mieses with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park. Directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim with musical direction by TekGoo Kang. Featuring Sandra W. Lee, Megan Lee Hodson, Garett Taketa, Daniel Kennedy, Roger Yeh, Edward Ikeguchi, Yeena Sung, Bomi Yim, Tricia Fukuhara, Jann Punwattana, Maggie Lalley, Tomoka Iwata, Paul
Marquez, Wilton Yeung, and Tenzin Yeshi.

Tickets: $39- $69 http://www.comfortwomenmusical.com www.web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34622 866-811-4111


Theatre at St. Clements | 423 W. 46th St | New York, NY 10036
(Between 9th and 10th Avenues

 




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