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October 24, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

THE DANCE GALLERY FESTIVAL
October 24-26, 2014
Ailey Citigroup Theater

VON USSAR danceworks presents the 8th Annual The Dance Gallery Festival, featuring original works from emerging and renowned choreographers from around the country in three performance programs on October 24, 25, and 26, 2014 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue).

The Dance Gallery will perform on Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 26 at 3pm. The Dance Gallery UP Close will perform on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm. Level UP will perform on Sunday, October 26 at 7pm.

Tickets are $20 (general admission for Dance Gallery and Dance Gallery UP Close) and are available at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444. Tickets for Level UP are $25, wich includes pre-performance wine reception at 6pm. For discounted tickets to multiple shows, email Astrid von Ussar, info@vonussardanceworks.org.


For more information please visit: www.dancegalleryfestival.com.


Ailey Citigroup Theater | 405 W. 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue)


Another New York Cool Tip:


NYC Haunt Holdings, LLC, presents
Nightmare: New York
September 26 – November 1, 2014
The Clemente


New York’s longest running and most horrifying haunted house, NIGHTMARE, will take on the legendary horror stories and urban legends of NYC’s history in this 11th season edition - NIGHTMARE: NEW YORK. Producers Timothy Haskell (Creator of Nightmare) and Steve Kopelman, (producer of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare”) have announced. NIGHTMARE: NEW YORK will run September 26th through November 1st, 2014 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey on Manhattan’s lower east side. www.hauntedhousenyc.com

For the first time ever the renowned NIGHTMARE haunted house will delve into New York City’s very own heart of darkness with a haunted attraction about the legendary horror stories and urban legends of NYC. Spanning time from when the island was called Manahatta to Cropsey, gargoyles, alligators in the subways and to new legends of the super rats created by Hurricane Sandy, NIGHTMARE: NEW YORK reminds New Yorkers and beyond that some of the greatest nightmares are in your own backyard.

NIGHTMARE is now celebrating its 11th season, making it the longest running Halloween attraction in the city, and it's second largest Halloween event next to the Halloween Parade. Created by Timothy Haskell as an interactive theater event in 2004, Nightmare has turned into a state-of-the art haunted attraction, entertaining over 40,000 intrepid thrill-seekers a year. Coming off two critically acclaimed seasons with KILLERS and its follow up KILLERS2, Nightmare is back to exploring new themes annually with the horrifying and haunted history of NYC.


For a full schedule of performances visit www.hauntedhousenyc.com

Tickets for NIGHTMARE: NEW YORK are $30/35. $60 VIP tickets are also available and can be purchased at www.hauntedhousenyc.com, or at the box office prior to each performance.

?Facebook: www.facebook.com/NightmareNYC?
Twitter: @NIGHTMARENYC
Visit Timothy Haskell’s blog at www.iscareyou.com


The Clemente | 107 Suffolk St., between Rivington and Delancey Sts.


 

 

Notice: New York Cool will not be updated from October 11-23,2014. See you on the 24th!!!

October 10, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Dress for Success Worldwide Shop for Success: Accessories Edition
Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Friday, October 10, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Helen Mills Theater

New York City’s most fashionable young professionals will be able to get a head start on their holiday shopping with Shop for Success: Accessories Edition, the fourth annual, three-day pop-up shop hosted by Young Executives for Success (Y.E.S!), the volunteer branch of Dress for Success, on October 9 – 11, 2014. This is the first year that Shop for Success will solely offer exclusive accessory pieces from today’s top fashion brands and designers. In addition to offering must-have accessories from the most fashionable brands like Gucci, Club Monaco, Commando, Steve Madden, and Fergie Footwear, Y.E.S! will be hosting a VIP Party on Thursday, October 9, where guests and friends of Dress for Success can shop specially curated items. This VIP Party will be complete with music by Good Morning America resident DJ, DJ Kiss, as well as an open bar courtesy of Malibu Rum Sparklers and Malibu Island Spiced. With their blend of Malibu Rum, coconut water and light bubbles, Malibu Rum Sparklers just launched earlier this year, making it the newest refreshing cocktail of choice when looking for a taste of summer anytime. Malibu Island Spiced has a bolder taste of the much loved Malibu coconut, complemented with vanilla and a hint of cinnamon—and at a fraction of the calorie count. Hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and raffle will also be provided at the VIP Party. Some of the distinctive pieces to be offered through the auction and raffle include his and hers Rado watches, Manolo Blahnik pumps, Ruthie Davis heels, a Cynthia Rowley dress and a Coach coat.

The VIP Party will take place on Thursday, October 9, from 6 – 9 p.m. All attendees of the VIP Party must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets to the VIP Party on Thursday evening can be purchased for $75 at dfsshopforsuccess.eventbrite.com. The shopping sessions on Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, afternoons will be hosted from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and are free to the public.

Helen Mills Theater | 137 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001


 

October 9, 2014

New York Cool Tip

THE GRADUATE CENTER, CUNY
2014 PRELUDE FESTIVAL
Wednesday October 8 – Friday, Oct 10, 2014
FREE and open to the public
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the 2014 PRELUDE FESTIVAL. The annual festival is dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance. Following the enormous success of its tenth anniversary in 2013, the eleventh annual PRELUDE festival will be curated by Chloe Bass, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Sarah Rose Leonard, Allison Lyman, and Frank Hentschker. Artists and participants of the festival will be announced in late July 2014.
Since 2003, The Segal Center’s PRELUDE FESTIVAL has presented more than 300 emerging artists and companies alongside established figures such as Richard Foreman, Marina Abramovic, Mabou Mines, Charles Mee, and many more. A public lab for sharing new ideas, the 3-day festival features brief workshop performances, readings, installations, participatory events, panels, and discussions featuring some of the most exciting artists working today. The festival, which is free and open to the public, is held in various locations throughout The Graduate Center, CUNY, including The Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Elebash Recital Hall, and The James Gallery.
PRELUDE 14 will conclude with an off-site party (transportation provided), featuring special performances and the presentation of the Second Annual FRANKY Award. Named in honor of The Segal Center’s Executive Director and PRELUDE founder Dr. Frank Hentschker, the FRANKY Award was created to recognize an artist who has made a long-term, extraordinary impact on contemporary theater and performance in New York City. The inaugural award was presented to Kate Valk (The Wooster Group) in 2013.
The 2014 PRELUDE FESTIVAL is produced by Sarah Stites on behalf of The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center. For ongoing updates, please visit:
www.PRELUDEnyc.org

FREE and open to the public

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street) NYC


 

October 8, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

PAMAR Presents
Viva Piazzolla! Starring Eddy Marcano
Featured Event of Shall We Tango NYC
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center

On Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 PM, Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and directed by Polly Ferman, presents Viva Piazzolla! at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center, 3940 Broadway in Manhattan.

The concert will feature internationally renowned violinist Eddy Marcano performing music of the legendary Astor Piazzolla, as well as the music of Venezuela, with his ensemble, David Peña, double bass and guitar, José Pepe Saglimbeni, accordion and violinist, Yilmer Vivas, percussionist, Manuel Rangel, maracas and guitarist, Dino Dinelli, pianist and the special participation of Karlo Flores, violinist and conductor. The group is coming to New York especially for this event. More about the artists at http://www.shallwetango.com/artists/index.php.

The October 8 performance will be a featured event of Shall We Tango NYC, an international tango festival from October 7 to 15, with events throughout New York City. This is presented in celebration of PAMAR’s 30th anniversary. Tickets are $10, available at http://shallwetango.com/events/tickets_141008.php.

Shall We Tango NYC, with dance events produced by Karina Romero and music events produced by Polly Ferman, will also include other performances, milongas and Tango dance lessons at Dardo Galleto Studios, film screenings at the Shabazz Center, theatrical productions and other events. For a calendar of activities, list of participants, tickets and more, visit http://www.shallwetango.com.

Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center | 3940 Broadway in Manhattan


October 6, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Pan American Musical Art Research Presents
Homage to Anibal Troilo - A Centenary Celebration
Opening Event of Shall We Tango NYC
October 7 at 7:00 PM
Symphony Space Nimoy Thalia Theater

On Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM, Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and directed by Polly Ferman, presents Homage to Anibal Troilo – A Centenary Celebration at Symphony Space’s Nimoy Thalia Theater, 2537 Broadway in Manhattan.

The concert will featuring bandoneon master Daniel Binelli, pianist and Shall We Tango founder Polly Ferman, dancers Dardo Galletto and Karina Romero, Colombia’s Quinteto Leopoldo Tango Federico, with Ivan Ovalle and Gina Medina, and others. More about the artists at http://www.shallwetango.com/artists/index.php.

This will be the opening event of Shall We Tango NYC, an international tango festival from October 7 to 15, with events throughout New York City. This is presented in celebration of PAMAR’s 30th anniversary.
The festival, with dance events produced by Karina Romero and music events produced by Polly Ferman, will also include other performances, milongas and Tango dance lessons at Dardo Galleto Studios, film screenings at the Shabazz Center, theatrical productions and other events. For a calendar of activities, list of participants, tickets and more, visit http://www.shallwetango.com.

Tickets are $20 to $40, available at http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/8410/Dance/shall-we-tango-nyc.
Symphony Space’s Nimoy Thalia Theater, 2537 Broadway in Manhattan
URL: http://www.shallwetango.com

Symphony Space’s Nimoy Thalia Theaterv| 2537 Broadway in Manhattan


Another New York Cool Tip:

ARS NOVA WORLD PREMIERE
HANNAH BOS & PAUL THUREEN' S By THE DEBATE SOCIETY
Directed & Developed by OLIVER BUTLER
JACUZZI
Monday - Wednesday @ 7PM; Thursday - Saturday @ 8PM
SEPTEMBER 30 - NOVEMBER 1
Ars Nova Theater

In the Marshall family’s peacefully remote Colorado ski chalet, Erik and Helene are making themselves very much at home. So at home, they just might stay for good. At the edge of civilization, the lifestyles of the rich collide with the lifestyles of the aimless in the bubbling waters of a hot tub. Featuring: Drama Desk-winner HANNAH BOS, Tony-nominee PETER FRIEDMAN, The Help’s CHRIS LOWELL and OBIE-winner PAUL THUREEN.

TIX ON SALE NOW
$15 September 30 – October 4 (SOLD OUT)
$25 October 6 – 11 (SOLD OUT)
$35 October 13 – November 1!
arsnovanyc.com/jacuzzi

Ars Nova | 511 West 54th St


October 6, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Pan American Musical Art Research Presents
Shall We Tango NYC – A Citywide International Tango Festival
October 7 to 15
Venues Throughout New York City

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and directed by Polly Ferman, presents Shall We Tango NYC, an international tango festival from October 7 to 15, with events throughout New York City. This is presented in celebration of PAMAR’s 30th anniversary.

The festival, with dance events produced by Karina Romero and music events produced by Polly Ferman, will also include other performances, milongas and Tango dance lessons at Dardo Galleto Studios, film screenings at the Shabazz Center, theatrical productions and other events. For a calendar of activities, list of participants, tickets and more, visit http://www.shallwetango.com.

Shall We Tango NYC’s mission is to promote Latin American culture through a series of world-class Tango events at a number of New York City's leading theaters and institution. This year, the Festival we will honor acclaimed Argentinean bandoneon player, composer and musical arranger Anibal Troilo's legacy. The goal of the Shall We Tango NYC festival is to promote Tango, educate people about the diversity of this music and strengthen the community.

Venues Throughout New York City



October 4, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The Gay Graves Tour
Sunday, October 5th & Sunday, October 12th, 11 AM
Green-Wood Cemetery

The Gay Graves Tour at Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark in Brooklyn, will introduce you to the famous and the not-so-famous gay men and lesbians who are among the permanent residents at Green-Wood. The Gay Graves Tour is conducted entirely on foot; the amount of hilly territory covered makes this a vigorous hiking tour. Think of it as a Haunted Hiking Tour! Beginning at the fabulous Victorian Gothic entry gate to Green-Wood, we visit the final resting places of four gay composers: Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Leonard Bernstein, Paul Jabara and Fred Ebb, as well as those of the groundbreaking lesbian artists, Violet Oakley and Emma Stebbins. Amid centuries-old trees, fabulous works of art, and bucolic surroundings enjoy a fascinating dose of gay history, New York history and U.S. history during this unique tour.

Tickets: $30/person
Telephone: 917-734-1223
For details and to buy tickets, please visit http://walkaboutny.com/the-tours/the-gay-graves-tour/


Green-Wood Cemetery | 500 25th St. at Fifth Ave., Brooklyn
The 25th St. R train stop is 1 block from Green-Wood.




October 3, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

BLOOD MANOR, NYC’S PREMIER HAUNTED HOUSE ATTRACTION CELEBRATES TEN YEARS OF TERROR IN 2014!
Starting October 3rd:
Thursdays 7:30PM-12:00AM
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 7:30PM-1:00AM
(0ct. 18 & 25- 7:30PM – 2:00AM)
SUNDAYS 6PM-11PM
Wednesday, October 22 7:30PM-12AM
Tuesday, October 28 7:30PM-1AM
Wednesday, October 29 7:30PM-1AM
Thursday, October 30 7:30PM-1AM
Halloween, Friday, October 31 6:00PM – 1AM
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 7 & 8 7:30PM – 1AM
163 Varick

In 2014, BLOOD MANOR, NYC’S Premier Haunted House Attraction, located at 163 Varick Street in lower Manhattan’s Hudson Square District, celebrates its 10th Year of bringing TERROR TO NYC!
The residents of BLOOD MANOR have many new scares and surprises for all visitors as they once again await their opportunity to terrorize this Halloween season.

For nine successful seasons, BLOOD MANOR has made facing your darkest fears part of NYC’S Halloween season. As the “SCARIEST TIME OF THE YEAR” approaches, BLOOD MANOR again wishes to thank all of its loyal supporters with continued discount ticket promotions including the return of the very popular Student Nights; Free Admission on your Birthday Nights and promo codes on all flyers and many websites for discount online tickets. In addition, BLOOD MANOR has special discount ticket packages available.

2014 will introduce our NEW TIMED TICKET ENTRY SYSTEM! SHORTER LINES AND REDUCED WAIT TIMES! Now you can not only pick the date you want to visit, but choose the time – in ½ hour time slots- so WAITING ON LONG LINES IS A THING OF THE PAST! This will make BLOOD MANOR ACCESSIBLE TO MANY MORE VISITORS WHO WERE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND IN THE PAST.
In addition, you will be able to EXPERIENCE the TERROR of BLOOD MANOR in several DIFFERENT WAYS!

Our “TOUCH ME THURSDAYS” will give you the chance to INTERACT- GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL with OUR INHABITANTS - and experience the GROPING OF A ZOMBIE TRYING TO FEED, A CREATURE INTENT ON DEVOURING YOU OR A DEMON REACHING FOR YOUR SOUL! Persons electing to experience “TOUCH ME THURSDAYS” will be required to sign a written waiver and consent to touching from the shoulders and above and from the knees below.

ALSO NEW are our “BLACK OUT NIGHTS,” Friday Nov. 7th & Saturday, Nov. 8th! AFRAID of the DARK? EXPERIENCE BLOOD MANOR RAW AS YOU JOURNEY THROUGH THE ATTRACTION WITH JUST A GLOW STICK and MINIMAL LIGHTING, WHILE THE CREATURES OF THE NIGHT LURK IN THE DARK, WAITING….
New experiences that will test your threshold for terror include THE CRYPT; HANIBAL’S HELL; MAGGOT INVASION and THUNDERDOME!

The undead, demons, werewolves and other creatures of the night will be lurking as you travel through the 5,000 square foot maze of corridors, chambers and hidden places where the smell of rotting flesh and death permeates the air and the prince of death can smell your fear and inhales its pungent odor giving him the strength to steal your soul!

The sensory assault created by those creatures trying to escape their eternal punishment surrounds you. No one is safe and nothing is sacred to the inhabitants whose only instinct is to create terror in all who pass their way. Is your AUTOPSY scheduled for this evening?

The eighteen environments – each with its own cringe inducing digital sounds - will raise your heartbeat to precarious levels. And yes, there is Blood- lots of it - make sure it is not yours! – The BLOOD MANOR residents exist to inhale the “nectar of the gods” by the gallon. You may think you are safe, but don’t relax your guard for a single moment- or it may be the last of your life!

For more information please visit www.bloodmanor.com.

163 Varick Street | Lower Manhattan’s Hudson Square District


October 2, 2014

New york Cool Tip:

Soaking WET
Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7 PM & 8:30 PM
Sunday at 2 & 4 PM
October 2-5
West End Theater

The Soaking WET series of choreographic evenings will present two programs on its popular series:
Program A: works by Sean Curran, Daniel Holt, Malini Srinivasan, and Blakely White McGuire (curated by Valerie Gladstone
Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 2 PM
Program B: a work by Sara Hook and Paul Matteson (curated by David Parker)
Tickets: $17
Reservations: 1.800.838.3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com

West End Theater | 263 West End Avenue
Entrance on 86th Street between Broadway & West End - in the corner Church


 

October 1, 2014


Kapok Tree at Flagler Museum on Palm Beach Island
Palm Beach, Florida

Photo Credit: Wendy R Williams

Check out Miss Wendy's trip to Palm Beach.


 

New York Cool Tip:

Maxine Linehan: Beautiful Songs
Wednesday October 1, 2014. Doors 6:15pm, Show 7:00pm
Wednesday October 8, 2014. Doors 6:15pm, Show 7:00pm
Wednesday October 15, 2014. Doors 6:15pm, Show 7:00pm
Wednesday October 22, 2014. Doors 9:00pm, Show 9:30pm
The Metropolitan Room

Maxine Linehan: Beautiful Songs - Music for the Soul and the Senses
Created and Directed for Maxine Linehan by Scott Siegel
This brand new show, making its world premiere at the Metropolitan Room,
will be an exploration of what makes a song not just pretty, but
beautiful. Singing songs from a wide variety of genres from Broadway,
folk, pop, and beyond, the critically acclaimed Maxine Linehan will give
audiences a rare hour filled with beauty created from irresistible
melodies, with elegant and incisive lyrics. Beauty, of course, is in the
eyes (and the ears) of the beholder, so we invite you to come and behold
Beautiful Songs.

Tickets are $20 with a two drink minimum. For more information visit
http://www.metropolitanroom.com

The Metropolitan Room | 34 West 22nd Street
Between 5th and 6th Avenues | New York, NY 10010


 

September 30, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Dine with an Artist
Tuesday, September 30, 6-8pm
Cheri Restaurant


Optional Allusions Part II opens at Cheri Restaurant in Harlem on Tuesday September 30 at 6pm with a dinner crafted by the chef from local markets and organic farmers. Optional Allusions is a two-part exhibit featured in the lobby, lounge and street-front windows of Aloft Hotel and continued 3 blocks over at Cheri Restaurant, 231 Lenox Avenue between 121st and 122nd Streets. Guests will be seated at a table with one of the 6 artists featured in Optional Allusions and enjoy conversation, wine or sangria, appetizer, entrée and dessert. There will be surprise fashion and musical previews – all making for a very special art & dining experience. Optional Allusions Part I & II, curated by Leanne Stella, examines various perspectives and perceptions of reality and questions whether one’s truth is another’s illusion. The artists propose alternate realities suggesting allegories, myths, and legend revealed in the form of avatars, visualized fantasies, illusions and allusions.

Reservations required for dinner – 646-340-3479 or 212-66CHERI or info@artinfluxharlem.com
$45 plus tax and tip.
For more information or advance purchase visit www.artinfluxharlem.com

Cheri Restaurant | 231 Lenox Ave between 121st and 122nd Streets



September 29, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

NYC Haunt Holdings, LLC, presents
Nightmare: New York
September 26 – November 1, 2014
The Clemente


New York’s longest running and most horrifying haunted house, NIGHTMARE, will take on the legendary horror stories and urban legends of NYC’s history in this 11th season edition - NIGHTMARE: NEW YORK. Producers Timothy Haskell (Creator of Nightmare) and Steve Kopelman, (producer of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare”) have announced. NIGHTMARE: NEW YORK will run September 26th through November 1st, 2014 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey on Manhattan’s lower east side. www.hauntedhousenyc.com

For the first time ever the renowned NIGHTMARE haunted house will delve into New York City’s very own heart of darkness with a haunted attraction about the legendary horror stories and urban legends of NYC. Spanning time from when the island was called Manahatta to Cropsey, gargoyles, alligators in the subways and to new legends of the super rats created by Hurricane Sandy, NIGHTMARE: NEW YORK reminds New Yorkers and beyond that some of the greatest nightmares are in your own backyard.

NIGHTMARE is now celebrating its 11th season, making it the longest running Halloween attraction in the city, and it's second largest Halloween event next to the Halloween Parade. Created by Timothy Haskell as an interactive theater event in 2004, Nightmare has turned into a state-of-the art haunted attraction, entertaining over 40,000 intrepid thrill-seekers a year. Coming off two critically acclaimed seasons with KILLERS and its follow up KILLERS2, Nightmare is back to exploring new themes annually with the horrifying and haunted history of NYC.


For a full schedule of performances visit www.hauntedhousenyc.com

Tickets for NIGHTMARE: NEW YORK are $30/35. $60 VIP tickets are also available and can be purchased at www.hauntedhousenyc.com, or at the box office prior to each performance.

?Facebook: www.facebook.com/NightmareNYC?
Twitter: @NIGHTMARENYC
Visit Timothy Haskell’s blog at www.iscareyou.com


The Clemente | 107 Suffolk St., between Rivington and Delancey Sts.


 

September 28, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Another New York Cool Tip:

 


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans"
Written by Wendy R Williams
Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse

"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans" is part of a free promotion at Amazon.com Saturday September 27th through Sunday.September 28th.

"Escape From New Orleans" is set in the world of Mardi Gras, Voodoo, music omance and terror."


Another New York Cool Tip:

Outstanding Ensemble Winner Broken Box Mime Theater Premieres
TOPOGRAPHY
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Added opening night performance on Monday Sept. 29 at 8pm.
September 25 - October 19
The Wild Project

After winning Outstanding Ensemble winner at the 2014 New York Innovative Theatre Awards this past Monday, Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) will present the World premiere of TOPOGRAPHY. Directed by Becky Baumwoll and the Company, previews begin September 25 at The Wild Project. Opening night is slated for Monday, September 29.

TOPOGRAPHY is a evening of new and repertory works by Broken Box Mime. Pieces range from realistic to metaphorical, heart-wrenching to hilarious, cinematic to intimate and almost everything in between. The evening will feature pieces including:
• Fortune Teller: When a fortune teller foresees a grim future for one young woman, all comes into question, and she takes on the impossible task of changing the inevitable.
• Zoo: When a child visits the gorilla cage at the zoo, she makes an unexpected
connection.
• Dungeons & Dragons: Follow three tweens as they play their favorite role-playing game. Root for your favorite player as they traverse swamps, mountains, caves, and everything in between, as we pay tribute to our own bygone awkward years.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, available at www.brokenboxmime.com.

The Wild Project | 195 E. 3rd Street b/w Aves A. & B.


September 27, 2014

New York Cool Tip:




Another New York Cool Tip:

 


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans"
Written by Wendy R Williams
Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse

"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans" is part of a free promotion at Amazon.com Saturday September 27th through Sunday.September 28th.

"Escape From New Orleans" is set in the world of Mardi Gras, Voodoo, music omance and terror."


September 26, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Slightly Altered States Premieres Absurdist Comedy
MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm
Sundays at 3pm
Additional performances Sept. 22, 30 and Oct. 2 at 7pm.
Sept. 13 is at 3pm
No performance Sept 14.
Previews begin September 12
September 12 - October 4
The Flea Theater

Slightly Altered States Theater Company presents the World Premiere of MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, an absurdist comedy by Sari Caine, directed by Sherri Eden Barber. Inspired by Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the play was a PlayPenn 2013 semi-finalist and short-listed for both the 24/7 (UK) and the Ronald Duncan Award (UK). Previews begin September 12 at The Flea Theater with opening slated for Monday, September 22.

In MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, a woman secretly decides to put her family's longtime home up for sale. When a young couple stumbles into the house, a darkly comic dystopian journey begins. What does Home really mean, and how do you live with the ones you love -- or leave them?

MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL stars Sari Caine and David Rigo with a production team that includes Alison McBryde (casting), Derek Wright (lights), Clifton Chadwick (set), and Mark Van Hare (sound design and composition). Additional casting and production team members will be announced shortly.

Tickets are $18, available by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway
Three blocks south of Canal
Close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.

 


 

September 25, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

DANA LESLIE GOLDSTEIN"S
"DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION"
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM
Added show Monday, October 6 at 7:00 PM.
September 18 to October 11, 2014
(Previews Sept. 18 & 19, opens Sept. 20)

Workshop Theater

In the 1970s, the sexual revolution had finally given women the freedom to fully explore their natures. How women of various ages reconciled this freedom with their personal ethics is the subject of Dana Leslie Goldstein's newest play, "Daughters of the Sexual Revolution," which will be presented September 18 to October 11 by the WorkShop Theater Company, 312 West 36th Street. Susanna Frazer directs. Set in Westchester in 1976, the play swings back and forth between the households of two women in love. Joyce, 40, is having an affair with Judy, early 30's. Judy is married to a psychiatrist, Liam, who controls her with Valium. Joyce's understanding husband, Ed, 50's, is protective toward their daughter, Stacia, who is a first year college student. Stacia, a volatile and hotheaded girl, is discovering sex for the first time with Simon, a classmate from her college ethics class, and is bringing him home for vacation. There he will stumble upon the affair between Joyce and Judy, with effects that ricochet through both households.

$18 general admission, $15 students and seniors. For more information or advance purchase visit www.workshoptheater.org or call 866-811-4111.

WorkShop Theater | 312 West 36th Street, 4 fl. East
NY, 10018


 

September 24, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Slightly Altered States Premieres Absurdist Comedy
MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm
Sundays at 3pm
Additional performances Sept. 22, 30 and Oct. 2 at 7pm.
Sept. 13 is at 3pm
No performance Sept 14.
Previews begin September 12
September 12 - October 4
The Flea Theater

Slightly Altered States Theater Company presents the World Premiere of MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, an absurdist comedy by Sari Caine, directed by Sherri Eden Barber. Inspired by Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the play was a PlayPenn 2013 semi-finalist and short-listed for both the 24/7 (UK) and the Ronald Duncan Award (UK). Previews begin September 12 at The Flea Theater with opening slated for Monday, September 22.

In MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, a woman secretly decides to put her family's longtime home up for sale. When a young couple stumbles into the house, a darkly comic dystopian journey begins. What does Home really mean, and how do you live with the ones you love -- or leave them?

MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL stars Sari Caine and David Rigo with a production team that includes Alison McBryde (casting), Derek Wright (lights), Clifton Chadwick (set), and Mark Van Hare (sound design and composition). Additional casting and production team members will be announced shortly.

Tickets are $18, available by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway
Three blocks south of Canal
Close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.

 


 

September 23, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Immersive Off-Broadway Theater Hit Continues
THEN SHE FELL
Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm & 10:30pm.
Through December 28, 2014
** May Workshop Series Announced **
Kingsland Ward at St. Johns

Third Rail Projects' critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of THEN SHE FELL continues to take audiences down the rabbit hole through summer 2014. This immersive theater event is inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). It is written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett and in collaboration with The Company. Performances of this open-ended run take place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that allows the action to play out on 3 floors. Tickets are currently on sale through August 31, 2014. Third Rail will also offer a series of May workshops that share the methods and tools used by the company to create new work.

THEN SHE FELL is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which only 15 audience members at a time explore a dreamlike world where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into lushly designed performance space. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an ‘Alice-like’ experience for audience members as they explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes; encounter performers one-on-one; unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history; use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets; and imbibe custom designed elixirs.

Throughout May, the company will present a series of workshops that share the choreographic methods and tools used by Third Rail Projects, focused on composition, site-specific techniques, and the body. The workshops include The Organic Body: Bones on May 10; Directing Techniques for Choreographers on May 16; Performing for 100, 10 or 1: Immersive Performance Skills on May 22 and Vocalization on May 29. For more information and to register, visit www.thirdrailprojects.com/education.

Tickets are $95 - $200, available at www.thenshefell.com. Private events are also available; visit the website for more information. The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns is located 195 Maujer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (just 2 blocks off of the L train at Grand Street). Performances begin promptly and there is absolutely no late admittance and no refunds. Admittance is strictly limited to audience members 21 years of age and over; all audience members must bring valid government-issued photo IDs. The performance lasts roughly 2 hours without intermission. Because of the immersive nature of this piece, audiences may be standing for significant periods of time over the course of the performance. Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. This performance is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable standing, walking, climbing stairs or being alone. For more information call 718-374-5196.

The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns | 195 Maujer Street (in Williamsburg) | Brooklyn


 

September 22, 2014


Room 218, The Boston University Room
(All of the rooms were decorated by member of the College Club of Boston)
Photo Courtesy of the College Club of Boston

Just Published: Check out Miss Wendy "On the Road Again" - destination Boston.


New York Cool Tip:

Eric Bogosian’s
TALK RADIO
Various Dates
September 12 - 27th
Opens September 16th
The Chain Theatre

Eric Bogosian’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play TALK RADIO is set to open September 16th at The Chain Theatre. Inspired by the 1984 murder of controversial shock jock Alan Berg, TALK RADIO is set in a Cleveland radio station over the course of Barry Champlain’s two-hour broadcast as he’s being scrutinized that night by producers fixated on taking the show national, and fueled as always by coffee, cocaine and Jack Daniel’s. Barry’s jousts with his unseen callers—ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposal—are interspersed with confrontations by his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer.

Under the direction of Greg Cicchino, the cast of TALK RADIO features Kirk Gostkowski (Hurlyburly, Some Girl(s), The Shape of Things), Lauren Allison (Pinkalicious), Kelly Jean Clair (“Criminal Minds,” “Scrubs”), Timothy J. Cox (Stephen King’s A Good Marriage w/Joan Allen & Anthony LaPaglia), Rebecca Hoodwin (“Nurse Jackie,” Fiddler on the Roof as Golde w/Theodore Bikel), Mark A. Keeton (Alligator Summer, Manhattan Transfer), Peter Osterweil (A Question of Time), Gordon Palagi (Dracula: Dragon Prince, Available), Christina Perry (Hurlyburly, Venus & Mona, Fool for Love), Patrick Pizzolorusso (Getting Even with Shakespeare, “A World of Her PWN”), and Doug Shapiro (Disney’s Finding Nemo: The Musical).

Production Design for TALK RADIO is by Aaron Gonzalez (John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown).

Playwright Eric Bogosian’s work includes subUrbia; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Drinking in America (Drama Desk Award); Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead; Fun House; and Wake Up and Smell the Coffee.

For more information, visit www.VariationsTheatreGroup.com.

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/29365

The Chain Theatre| 21-28 45th Road | Long Island City, just ten minutes from Times Square via the 7, E and M trains to Court Square Station.


 

September 21, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Jewish Baroque Music
Sunday September 21st @ 4PM
Museum at Eldridge street


Azafea, A Spanish Odyssey - Tuesday, October 14
The Singing Table - Sunday, October 26
Klezmer Jewels - Sunday, November 23
Metropolitan Klezmer - Monday, December 15
Yiddish Art Trio- Sunday, December 21

The Museum's Lost & Found Music Series presents Jewish musical forms that are at risk of disappearing.

For information and tickets: http://www.eldridgestreet.org/events/


The Museum at Eldridge Street | 12 Eldridge Street between Canal and Division Streets.


 

September 20, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

3rd Annual Rock the Pulaski Benefit Concert
Saturday, September 20th 6PM – 1AM
Broadway Stages Boatyard


Summer will soon come to a close but before the final curtain falls there will be grilled delights, cold beer, and dancing under the stars. Join the North Brooklyn Boat Club as they feature live performance by Twin Wave, Brittany Campbell, Semi Femme, Rick Rocker, and the Brooklyn Blowhards jamming atop shipping containers alongside super fun(d) Newtown Creek. Special thanks to our sponsor Brooklyn Brewery and Aura Sonic.

$5 Cover all ages show. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/505578932878905/.

Broadway Stages Boatyard | 437 McGuinness Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY


Another New York Cool Tip:

10th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City RBC Race for the Kids – part of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play
Saturday, September 20, 2014. 9:30 am-12 pm
Prospect Park


Thousands of New Yorkers will hit the ground running for the 10th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City RBC Race for the Kids – part of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play. The 5K race will help raise $1 million to provide one-to-one mentoring relationships for young people throughout the five boroughs who need caring adult role models in their lives. Following the race, participants will take part in special festivities in as part of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play, including a picnic and appearances by popular Nickelodeon characters.

Event is free. For more information or reservations visit http://www.raceforthekids.org.
Contact: (212) 686-2042
raceforthekids@bigsnyc.org

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York


Another New York Cool Tip:

SUPER SABADO: Celebrate Fall!
Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
El Museo del Barrio

SUPER SÁBADO is back! Join us in welcoming the changing seasons with dance workshops, art-making, and storytelling.

Admission: Free

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


 

September 19, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet
September 19 & 20 at 8 PM
City Center Studio 5


Miro Magloire presents his New Chamber Ballet in its 10th Anniversary Year in a program of premieres and "Happy Dance of the Wild Skeletons" music by John Cage, choreography by Constantine Baecher, former member of the Royal Danish Ballet and New Chamber Ballet's choreographer-in-residence. One of Magloire's premieres will be set to music by Mauricio Kagel, Argentinian composer who was a longtime professor of composition and contemporary music theater at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. From 1988-92 Kagel was the main teacher of Munich native Magloire, who began his career as a composer and attended the Cologne school. Dancers are Sarah Atkins, Holly Curran, Traci Finch, and Amber Neff; music is performed live by pianist Melody Fader and violinist Doori Na.

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


City Center Studio 5 | 130 West 56 Street, 5th floor
Between 6th & 7th Avenues



September 18, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

OLYA @ The Bitter End
Thursday, September 18th @ 9:00 pm
The Bitter End

Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock/Electronica live concert

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter OLYA returns to The Bitter End - the famed club in the West Village that became home for her and her first band after the release of "Carefully". They are now ready to rock The Bitter End as a synth-pop duo with their new indie dance sound!!!

Door: $10

Bands websites: http://olya.bandcamp.com
The venue website: www.bitterend.com


The Bitter End | 147 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, (212) 673-7030


 

September 17, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Crossing the Line
September 8 through October 20
Various Venues Through New York City

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is thrilled to present the eighth edition of its celebrated interdisciplinary fall arts festival Crossing the Line, which runs from September 8 through October 20 in venues throughout New York City.

This year’s edition of the festival features new work from French fashion curator Olivier Saillard; New York-based French artist Prune Nourry; New York performance group Nature Theater of Oklahoma; New York choreographer Trajal Harrel; French multimedia artist Julie Béna; American singer-songwriter Justin Vivian Bond; Argentinean theater maker and visual artist Fernando Rubio; Croatian-born, Paris-based choreographer Ivana Müller, American singer-songwriter Patti Smith, her daughter Jesse Smith, and New York-based Soundwalk Collective, Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin and German visual artist Julius von Bismarck; French choreographer Xavier Le Roy; New York theater artist Aaron Landsman; New York-based Colombian artist Jessica Mitrani and Spanish actress Rossy de Palma; New York theater company 600 HIGHWAYMEN; and Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda.

Initiated and produced by FIAF in partnership with leading cultural institutions, Crossing the Line explores the dialogue between artist and public, and examines how artists help re-imagine the world as critical thinkers and catalysts for social evolution.

Since its inauguration in 2007, Crossing the Line has been voted “Best of 2009,” “Best of 2010,” “Best of 2012," and “Best of 2013” by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, Artforum, and Frieze, with performances earning an Obie and several Bessie awards. The New York Times states, “For terrifically unusual, unpredictable, unnameable performance, we’ve come to expect a lot from … the curators of the French Institute Alliance Française’s interdisciplinary festival,” and The New Yorker says, “This interdisciplinary festival, focused but not exclusively devoted to contemporary French culture, goes from strength to strength.”

fiaf.org/ctl

Various Venues Through New York City


Another New York Cool Tip:

Stephen Belber's
FAULT LINES
Mondays at 7pm
Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 7pm
Additional a matinee at 2pm on Sept. 20.
Previews begin September 4
September 4 - 20
TBG Theatre

Knife Edge Productions will present Stephen Belber's FAULT LINES, directed by Shira-Lee Shalit. Previews begin September 4 at TBG Theater. Opening night is slated for Monday, September 8.

In FAULT LINES, Jim and Bill get together to celebrate Bill's thirty-ninth birthday. When they meet Joe, who's slightly older and odder, their boys' night out quickly turns sour. Whole Foods, mini-hot dogs and Edie Brickell abound as together they attempt to delineate loyalty, conviction and betrayal.

"FAULT LINES is about the increasing fragility of friendship as time goes by, " notes playwright Stephen Belber. "At its core it's about two friends who seek to remain best friends even as they veer in separate directions. Through humor, deceit, the threat of betrayal and in the context of jealousy and love, the characters in this play strive, stumble and stupefy each other as they try to navigate the messy waters of impending middle age."

FAULT LINES stars Michael Puzzo (Stephen Adly Guirgis’ In Arabia We'd All Be Kings), Neil Holland (Stephen Belber's Tape), Chaz Reuben (Audelco Award winner Real Black Men...), and Danelle Eliav (NY Times Critic’s Pick Carnival Kids with Lesser America). The production team includes Nick Francone (set & lighting), Nancy Leary (costumes), Daniel Spitaliere (sound design), Kate Jordan Rivera (production stage manager) and Chimmy Anne Gunn (production manager).

Stephen Belber's plays have been produced on Broadway and over 25 countries. They include The Muscles in Our Toes, Tape, Match, The Power of Duff, Don't Go Gentle, Dusk Rings a Bell, McReele, A Small, Melodramatic Story and Geometry of Fire. He was an associate writer on The Laramie Project and co-writer on The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. His television credits include Rescue Me and Law and Order: SVU. His movie credits include Tape (starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Robert Sean Leonard) and The Laramie Project.

Tickets are $18, available at 212-352-3101 or www.knifeedgeproductions.com.

TBG Theatre | 312 West 36th Street
Between 8th & 9th Avenues
Accessible from the 1,2,3,C&E trains at 34th Street.



September 16, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

SMOKE
August 22 - November 9, 2014
The Flea Theater

In this BDSM erotic power play, SMOKE brings an entitled college student and a jaded wannabe artist – with more in common than they thought – past the verge.

The production features Stephen Stout (Restoration Comedy, These Seven Sicknesses), Madeleine Bundy (a cautionary tail), Ivan Dolido, and Adelind Horan (The Mysteries). The creative team includes Andrew Diaz (Set Design), Beth Goldenberg (Costume Design), Daisy Long (Lighting Design), Lee Kinney (Sound Design), Jesse Geguzis (Fight Choregraphy) and Ben Andersen (Stage Management).

Tickets are $15 – $25 – $35
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/14/

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway).


 

September 15, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

An Evening of Song
Benefiting the Art Attack Foundation
Monday, September 15 at 7pm
Doors open for dinner at 5pm
Birdland

Chita Rivera, Rosie O’Donnell,
Jessie Mueller, BD Wong, Telly Leung, Andrew Lippa, Anika Larsen,
Jim Caruso, Marcy & Zina and More!

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Broadway legend Chita Rivera will headline An Evening of Song, benefiting the Art Attack Foundation. The event will take place on Monday, September 15 at 7pm at Birdland (315 West 44 Street, NYC).

This one-night-only show promises an array of standards, pop hits and original songs, from top artists on Yellow Sound Label. Participating in this song-filled evening along with Chita Rivera and Rosie O'Donnell are: TONY winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful), BD Wong (M. Butterfly), Telly Leung, (Godspell), Andrew Lippa (Wild Party), Christopher Jackson (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Anika Larsen (Beautiful), Jim Caruso (Cast Party), songwriters Marcy Hsisler and Zina Goldrich (Dear Edwina), and many more. Helping kick off the evening will be Rosie O’Donnell, co-founder of the Maravel Arts Center, which has received scholarship support from the Art Attack Foundation. This evening will have musical direction by Emmy Award-winner Michael Croiter. .

The Art Attack Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and your tickets and any donations are tax-deductible Visit www.artattackfoundation.org to learn more.

Tickets $30, $45 and $100 (VIP)
$10 food/drink minimum per person
212-581-3080 or www.BirdlandJazz.com

Birdland | 315 West 44 Street, NYC


September 14, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans
Illustration by Sophie Escabasse


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles" is part of a free promotion today Saturday, September 13th - Sunday September 14th. "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if "The Hunger Games" is only for children.

amazon.com


Another New York Cool Tip:

Scandinavian American Theater Company Premieres
BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG
Tues. at 7pm
Wed., Thurs. & Fri. at 8pm
Sat. at 2pm & 8pm
Sun. at 3pm.
Opening Night September 5th
September 2 - 21
The Lion Theater at Theater Row

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the World Premiere of BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG. This evening of short works inspired by Strindberg's iconic Miss Julie is written by four exciting contemporary playwrights: Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67), David Bar Katz (Tony nominee for Freak), Andreas Boonstra (winner of Sweden's Thaliapriset award) and Lina Ekdahl (winner of Sweden's Werner Aspenström Award). Directed by Henning Hegland and Alicia Dhyan House, previews begin September 2 at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theater at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 5.

With BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, the class and gender struggles Strindberg grappled with in Miss Julie find their relevancy today in an evening of four contemporary works. These stylistically different pieces are woven together through live music, dance, and the magic of a Swedish midsummer. Over 125 years later, will Miss Julie finally break free?

BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG includes:
• "High Powered" by Dominique Morrisseau: Two lovers, both Miss Julie's servants, confront the cost of ambition in a world that wants to keep them down.
•"Chanting Hymns To Fruitless Moons" by David Bar Katz: Interwoven with Norse mythology and hot-blooded lust, Old Julie sets the record straight.
• "Midsummer at Tyrolen" by Lina Ekdahl: Three restless souls, Jean, Julie, and Kristin, meet in a run down restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Together they decide which path to take in life.
• "Truth about Fröken Julie" by Andreas Boonstra: Strindberg's characters comically deconstruct their own play and commence to write their own script, taking control of their destiny.

BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG stars Zenzele Cooper, Albert Bendix, Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz, Vanessa Johansson, Rikke Lylloff, Drew O'Kane, Kwasi Osei and Devin B. Tillman. The production features live music composed and performed by Anette Norgaard & Elyssa Samsel, costumes by Nicole Wee, sound design by Amy Altadonna, and casting by Judy Bowman.

Tickets are $45, available at 212-239-6200 or www.telecharge.com.

The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row | 410 West 42nd Street
At 9th Avenue in Manhattan.


Another New York Cool Tip:

David M deLeon and Esther Ko’s
CLICKBAIT
Thursday 9/4 - Sunday 9/7
Wednesday 9/10
Saturday 9/13 at 8PM
Matinees on Saturday 9/6 - Saturday 9/7 at 2PM and Saturday 9/13 - Sunday 9/14 at 2PM.
Begins September 4, 2014 through September 14, 2014
Gallery Space at the Access Theater

Antonia is the girl in the back of class whose name you always forget. But when the editor of the college paper writes a story mistakenly identifying her as a suicide victim, suddenly she finds herself in the middle of a storm of publicity, retweets, fundraisers, charity events, and misleading headlines. Has she lost control over her story? Or is this an opportunity to start over?

CLICKBAIT is an immersive theatre experience about life and love in the age of social media. The audience becomes part of the action as they sit in on classes, read text messages, join chatrooms, and receive live video streams. Exclusive interactive content will be piped directly to audience members’ phones, so don't shut 'em off!

The cast of CLICKBAIT features Esther Ko, Sajda Waite, Gamal Elsawah, Macy Idzakovich, Louis Gaudio, Robert Snyder, Michael Citrin, and Liana Wendy Sarapas.


CLICKBAIT features Choreography by Jillian Stevens, Set Design by Zoey Russo, Tech Wizardry by Jessie Reyes, Costume Design by Joyce Lim, Production Stage Manager Lexi Quillen, Stage Manager Conrado Falco.

www.clickbaitplay.com

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/782197

Gallery Space at the Access Theater | 380 Broadway, TriBeCa.



September 13, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

GRAMERCY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION PRESENTS
THE 2ND ANNUAL TASTE OF GRAMERCY NEIGHBORHOOD
Saturday, September 13th 11am – 3pm
Irving Place | Between 17th and 18th Street

Gramercy Neighborhood Association (“GNA”) will proudly host
the 2nd Annual Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood (“TOG”), an annual culinary festival honoring the best in food, culture and community in New York City’s Gramercy neighborhood. Last year’s inaugural event far exceeded expectations, with 20 participating restaurants, selling nearly 500 tickets and net profits benefiting local schools PS 40 and School of the Future. This year, GNA hopes to build on its previous success and solidify TOG as a neighborhood and citywide institution.

GNA is dedicated to preserving the historical character of Gramercy, as well as its residents, local business and schools, by developing a sense of community through various projects, events and initiatives. As a highlight of GNA’s yearly calendar, Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood aims to promote local industry and introduce other New Yorkers to a wide array of Gramercy eateries. TOG’s proceeds will benefit local schools PS 40 and School of the Future, while leftover food from the event will go to feed New York’s homeless that day via The Bowery Mission.

Participating restaurants include 71 Irving Place Coffee & Tea Bar, Ainsworth Park, Almayass, Bedford Cheese Shop, Big Daddy’s, Breads Bakery, Casa Mono & Bar Jamon, City Crab & Seafood Company, Dos Caminos, Duke’s, Exki NYC, Friend of a Farmer, Ichabod’s, La Follia Osteria, Paul & Jimmy’s, Pete’s Tavern, Ponty Bistro, Side Bar, The Strand and more.

Irving Place | Between 17th and 18th Street

 


 

September 11, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

THE TABLE OF SILENCE PROJECT 9/11
Thursday September 11, 8:15 AM to 8:46 AM
Josie Robertson Plaza/Lincoln Center

Over 100 dancers selected from major dance companies and schools, led by the Buglisi Dance Theatre, will return to Lincoln Center for a fourth presentation of the transcendent "Table of Silence Project 9/11," a performance ritual for peace conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi, in collaboration with Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta. Called "a gift of dance to the city" by Pia Catton (Wall Street Journal), this free-to-the-public tribute to 9/11 will take place on the Josie Robertson Plaza Thursday September 11, beginning at 8:15 AM and concluding precisely at 8:46 AM, the moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower. A live stream broadcast via the internet will be available to countries around the world, from Russia to Venezuela, as a powerful transmitter of universal consciousness and understanding.

Free admission

Josie Robertson Plaza (around the fountain) at Lincoln Center
64th Street & Columbus Avenue


Another New York Cool Tip:

Caroline Prugh's
It’s Only Kickball, Stupid
Tue thru Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 5 pm
Thursday, August 28-Sunday, September 14
Opening night is Wednesday, September 3
Hartley House

A sly, time-bending comedy by Caroline Prugh, directed by Adam
Fitzgerald and featuring Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde on Broadway),
Eric T. Miller (Sweet Storm at LAByrinth), Lori Prince (Sarah, Sarah
at MTC) & Debargo Sanyal (Queens Boulevard at Signature Theatre
Company). Growing up before Rosie, Ellen, Wanda…on a playground in
1988, Fiona Moore fights off Margo Jones' efforts to convince her to
join the all-girls kickball team in their daily recess battles against
the boys. As Fiona struggles to figure out her complicated feelings
for Margo, the play opens up, moving between the late 80s and today.
As the playground fades into memory, adult Fiona and her friends
attempt to figure out just what was happening and maybe re-write a
little of her-story. This play addresses the universal story of
finding oneself in a world that does not offer an explanation.

Tickets are $18. To order, visit kefproductions.com, or call
Ovationtix at 866-811-4111.

Hartley House | 413 West 46th Street
Between 9th and 10th Avenues), New York, NY 10036




September 10, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

LOUIS ST. LOUIS
Still Comin’ In Thru The Kitchen
SEPTEMBER 9 & SEPTEMBER 10
54 BELOW


Illustrious Guest Artists
Loni Ackerman, Ramona Keller, Francine Finley, Frank Pagano,
Michael Park, Darryl Jovann Williams and Ethel Beatty Barnes

Very Special Guest
LANA CANTRELL

LOUIS ST. LOUIS’ “Still Comin’ In Thru The Kitchen” is a raise-the-roof concert that will return “The Meastro” to his earliest showbiz roots when he was conducting on Broadway while moonlighting at Manhattan’s hottest cabarets where he packed ‘em in nightly.

Week after week. Month after month. He sold out The Rainbow Room. He sold out Reno Sweeney’s. He sold out the Grand Finale. In Los Angeles he sold out Studio One. Then went to San Francisco to sell out The Magambo.

And if you have ever been to a Louis St. Louis music event, you know why he was the biggest cabaret draw downtown for years, all the while reigning supreme over all of Broadway’s orchestra pits.

Joining him on stage at 54 BELOW, are his illustrious Guest Artists: Loni Ackerman, Ramona Keller, Francine Finley, Frank Pagano, Michael Park, Darryl Jovann Williams and Ethel Beatty Barnes who will leave enough of the room in tact for the night’s very special guest, LANA CANTRELL.

This multi-million dollars worth of talent will help deliver Mr. St. Louis’ original award-winning songs from his Broadway shows (Grease, Grease 2, Apaixonado, Wuthering Heights, Sugar Hill (based on an original Story by Roberto Fernandez) and Truckload), Hollywood blockbusters (Grease & Grease 2), his two award-winning original musicals in China (The Monkey King and The Joker’s Game) plus bonus award-worthy material from upcoming Broadway shows and future films.

He’s a composer. An arranger. A conductor. A lyricist.
An author. A pianist. A conceptualizer. And a singer.
But mostly he’s an ENTERTAINER.

TICKETS: COVER CHARGE: $35 / $45 / $65
COVER CHARGE: Additional $5 at Door
Food & Beverage Minimum: $25

RESERVATIONS: 646-476-3551

www.54Below.com

54 Below | 254 West 54 Street, Cellar


 

September 9, 2014

Tidbit from Fashion Week (more soon):



Backstage at Etxeberria
Photo Credit: Beatriz Schulze


 

New York Cool Tip:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Tuesday September 9. 7:30PM
Wednesday September 10. 7:30PM
Thursday September 11. 7:30PM
Friday September 12. 8:00PM
Saturday September 13. 2:00PM
Saturday September 13. 8:00PM
Sunday September 14. 2:00PM
The David H. Koch Theater

The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to present The National Ballet of Canada’s production of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and to bring this astonishing piece to New York for the first time. Combining a “scenic spectacle of unprecedented extravagance” with “the extraordinary skill, versatility and spirit of the Canadian dancers” (Los Angeles Times), Wheeldon’s interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s immortal story is a true fantasia of dance, with startling sets and costumes by Tony Award winner Bob Crowley and live musicians performing a sublime score by British composer Joby Talbot.

Tickets start at $35. For more information and tickets call the Koch Theater box office at 212-496-0600 or visit Joyce.org.

The David H. Koch Theater | 20 Lincoln Center Plaza
Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023


 

September 7, 2014

New York Cool Tip:



Untitled Project:The Crystal Land by Conrad Bakker

The Crystal Land by Conrad Bakker
Station Independent Projects, NYC
Opening Reception: September 7, 5-9 pm
Part of the LES Opening Night: Art & Fashion event on September 7th from 4-8pm:
September 7-October 5th, 2014
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday, Noon-6pm and by appointment
Station Independent Projects, NYC

Canadian born and Illinois based artist Conrad Bakker's newest work: Untitled Project: The Crystal Land is an installation of sculpture as well as paintings of specific minerals listed in the famous Robert Smithson text The Crystal Land published in the May 1966 issue of Harper's Bazaar.

Bakker's paintings are based on online auction photographs, specifically images of rocks and minerals in the hands of their owners. These highly constructed pictures of tangible commodities engage an open model of Smithson's site/nonsite dialectic to reveal shifting matters of concern between rock collecting and the global mining industry, geologic time and material properties, and internet economies and hand labor.

http://lowereastside.org/special-events/opening-night/
www.stationindependent.com
info@stationindependent.com
917.698.2012

Station Independent Projects | 164 Suffolk Street | New York | NY | 10002
F to Delancey Street or JMZ to Essex Street
Between Stanton and East Houston


September 6, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

"EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie."
Sat, September 6th - 2PM
Corporal Thompson Park

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 38th annual tour August 2 with "EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie," a rip-roaring outdoor musical comedy about a New York EMT worker on a workingman's grand tour of the world, who decides to tackle global problems the way he does emergencies of his NYC beat. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 14. The piece has book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field and musical score composed by Joseph Vernon Banks. The hero of this musical is the kind of guy who starts his day at 4:30 AM and usually finishes about the same time. Every day, an EMT worker becomes inextricably entwined with the private lives of all kinds of New Yorkers, whose personal crises include traffic accidents, violent episodes, heart attacks and sometimes just plain loneliness. He ministers to the widest variety of human beings, from vaudeville entertainers stricken with heart attacks in the midst of their finest act to loosely lovely ladies of the night, young planet-saving protesters and even an occasional investigative journalist, one of whom makes him a sidekick for a worldwide expedition. Thus begins an odyssey through trauma, violence, spying and accidental wars on a global scale.

Free admission. For more information call 212-254-1109 or visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net

Corporal Thompson Park | Broadway & Wayne Street
West New Brighton, Staten Island NY, 10310





New York Cool Tip:

Another New York Cool Tip:

The Disastrous Tale of Vera & Linus
Sep 6 - 7:00PM @ Union Square
Sep 13 - 7:00PM @ Central Park
Sep 20 - 7:00PM @ Coney Island

An original adaptation of the short stories written by Jesse Ball and Thordis Bjornsdottir. There is a man and a woman who live a devious life, which is, of course, always beautiful, as such things are. They live in the forest of a dream, untethered from time, passionately yet dangerously entwined.

The Disastrous Tale of Vera & Linus, is a playful and haunting book of short stories and schemes brought to life on the pulsing and unsuspecting streets of New York City in Kipuka Theater’s new and unique theatrical experience. Each show is designed to spin a ripple into the everyday lives of those who co-inhabit the space with Vera and Linus.

Inspired by the experimental 1975 Tokyo street performance “Knock” by avant-garde theater troupe Tenjo Sajiki, our version will provide a map, schedule and context. From hidden corners to bustling streets, audiences receive the key to the tales and can explore the show anyway they want.
Performance Dates, Times & Locations:
Sep 6 - 7:00PM @ Union Square
Sep 13 - 7:00PM @ Central Park
Sep 20 - 7:00PM @ Coney Island

Exact locations and start times will be emailed to audience members the day before performance.
Prices: The “Intimate Track” - $25.00, Individualized and precisely timed text messages will be sent to the audience member's mobile device to provide instructions, directions and context. The “Panoramic Track” - $5.00, Audience members will receive a map and schedule via email prior to the performance.

Tickets must be purchased in advance through Brown Paper Tickets.

Performance by: Kym Bernazky, Louisa deButts, Shelli Grant, Albert Anderson, Eusebio Arenas, and Éamon Fahey

Acknowledgment: Andrew Valentine and Caitlin Michener
From more information, please visit www.KipukaTheater.com



September 5, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

"THE DANCING FOX: WISDOM TALES OF THE MIDDLE EAST'
September 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 PM
Outdoor Garden at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Celebrated mask and puppet maker Ralph Lee presents his Mettawee River Theatre Company in "The Dancing Fox: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East," five enchanting tales from the shared folk traditions of Jews and Arabs, including the writings of Sufi mystics, along with fables and folklore of the region. Filled with delicious humor and uncanny insights, the tales will be enacted by actors handling the amazing puppets, masks and props created by Ralph Lee. Lee has created larger-than-life figures, masks, props and puppets for many companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, NY Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center Repertory Theater, Living Theater, and even TV's Saturday Night Live (that naughty Land Shark). His awards include two OBIES, two American Theatre Wing Design Awards, two Citations for Excellence from UNIMA (the international puppetry organization), a Bessie, a NYS Governor's Arts Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Lee, founder of the first 1974 Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, which he directed through 1985, is currently on the faculty of NYU.

Tickets: $14 for adults; $7 for children & seniors

Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine | 111th St. & Amsterdam (just south of the main cathedral)


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Dance for People with Parkinson's at Ballet Academy East
Friday September 5th. 11AM - 12:15PM
Ballet Academy East

Ballet Academy East is proud to announce the addition of a dance class called Dance for PD® for people with Parkinson's this fall. Dance for PD classes, developed collaboratively by Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, are currently offered at Mark Morris Dance Center, The Juilliard School, and at several locations in The Bronx and Queens. The class at Ballet Academy East represents the program's first East Side location and provides access for an area of Manhattan previously underserved by this kind of resource. "Ballet Academy East is honored to collaborate with Dance for PD in bringing the joy and physical benefits of dance to people with Parkinson's disease. Our goal is for every participant to leave class feeling uplifted and inspired by their abilities," said Julia Dubno, founder and director of Ballet Academy East.

For more information or to register visit http://danceforparkinsons.org/find-a-class/manhattan-registration.

Ballet Academy East | 1651 Third Ave
(and St. Marks)


 

September 4, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Look Behind-the-Scenes of WHITE WAVE’s new Rising Choreographers Residency Program (RCRP)!
September 4th, 2014
6:00-6:30pm: Doors Open
6:30-7:30pm: 3 RCRP companies + WHITE WAVE Dance performances
7:30-8:00pm: Q&A with Young Soon Kim and choreographers & performers
8:00-9:00pm: Wine & Hors D’oeuvres
John Ryan Theater


WHITE WAVE is thrilled to announce the launch of our 1st RISING CHOREOGRAPHER RESIDENCY PROGRAM (RCRP) in August 2014. The program focuses on providing promising dance artists with extensive rehearsal space and time at our John Ryan Theater, granting the necessary resources for artists to experiment and create new work in an encouraging and dynamic space, with the support of professional mentors and advisors.

This First Thursday in September, three young companies who have been selected in a highly competitive process will show their work-in-progress, which will culminate in 30min performances at the Wave Rising Series (Oct 22-Nov 9, 2014), in an informal setting.

The People Movers/Kate Ladenheim

The People Movers’ work reveals the abstract and inherently performative qualities of our world through complex and highly athletic physical expressions. It has been praised as “stunning... an interplay of oppositions... pure, unbounded physicality meeting intricate, balletic delicacy” (The Dance Enthusiast).

nomadMVMT/Logan Scharadin

Founded in 2013, nomadMVMT began with a strong focus on dance performance but quickly welcomed and began working with musicians, visual artists, costume designers, lighting artists, etc. This group of like-minded artists and creators came together with the intention of producing new and innovative work involving a boundless variety of art forms and mediums.

Eve Jacob’s Eavesdrop/Eve Jacobs

A recent graduate from Juilliard and recipient of the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Choreography, Eve Jacobs is working on two interdisciplinary dance works that draw inspiration from literature: “Frame of Reference” was inspired by Gertrude Stein’s literary portrait of Pablo Picasso, while “Abraham” is based on the choreographer’s own grandfather’s creative writing, which was only discovered after his death.

Eternal NOW
by WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company

In addition to our RCRP recipients, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company is happy to share excerpts from their most recent work Eternal NOW, which had a highly successful run at BAM Fisher in June 2014 as the culmination of the 2013/2014 Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Professional Development Program .

“Eternal NOW” presents audiences with visually provocative, intimate, and undeniably beautiful movement, revealing the secret longings of utterly human stories. A work of vision and movement language that reaches into the imagination, passion, and spirit, each piece perpetually affirms the now, in space and time, while exploring the turbulence of human emotions.
Excerpts of Eternal NOW will be presented during our 2014 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL (Sept. 25th-28th) at WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater.

John RyanTheater | 25 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-81139
Phone:(718) 855-8822


 


September 2013 People of Fashion Week
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke

Another New York Cool Tip:

Fashion Week is in full swing at New York's Lincoln Center. And for the second time, no one is allowed in the tents (even with valid press pass) unless they are attending a show with ticket in hand. So there is a massive spillover onto the Plaza in front of the David Koch Theater. It's a great opportunity to grab your camera and photograph the Fashion Prom. Fashionistas from all over the world plan for month's to put together their outfits for Fashion Week and now they are all outside and posing for photographs.


 

September 3, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Scandinavian American Theater Company Premieres
BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG
Tues. at 7pm
Wed., Thurs. & Fri. at 8pm
Sat. at 2pm & 8pm
Sun. at 3pm.
Opening Night September 5th
September 2 - 21
The Lion Theater at Theater Row

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the World Premiere of BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG. This evening of short works inspired by Strindberg's iconic Miss Julie is written by four exciting contemporary playwrights: Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67), David Bar Katz (Tony nominee for Freak), Andreas Boonstra (winner of Sweden's Thaliapriset award) and Lina Ekdahl (winner of Sweden's Werner Aspenström Award). Directed by Henning Hegland and Alicia Dhyan House, previews begin September 2 at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theater at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 5.

With BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, the class and gender struggles Strindberg grappled with in Miss Julie find their relevancy today in an evening of four contemporary works. These stylistically different pieces are woven together through live music, dance, and the magic of a Swedish midsummer. Over 125 years later, will Miss Julie finally break free?

BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG includes:
• "High Powered" by Dominique Morrisseau: Two lovers, both Miss Julie's servants, confront the cost of ambition in a world that wants to keep them down.
•"Chanting Hymns To Fruitless Moons" by David Bar Katz: Interwoven with Norse mythology and hot-blooded lust, Old Julie sets the record straight.
• "Midsummer at Tyrolen" by Lina Ekdahl: Three restless souls, Jean, Julie, and Kristin, meet in a run down restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Together they decide which path to take in life.
• "Truth about Fröken Julie" by Andreas Boonstra: Strindberg's characters comically deconstruct their own play and commence to write their own script, taking control of their destiny.

BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG stars Zenzele Cooper, Albert Bendix, Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz, Vanessa Johansson, Rikke Lylloff, Drew O'Kane, Kwasi Osei and Devin B. Tillman. The production features live music composed and performed by Anette Norgaard & Elyssa Samsel, costumes by Nicole Wee, sound design by Amy Altadonna, and casting by Judy Bowman.

Tickets are $45, available at 212-239-6200 or www.telecharge.com.

The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row | 410 West 42nd Street
At 9th Avenue in Manhattan.


 

September 2, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


Exposed: A History of Lingerie

Fashion & Textile History Gallery
Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 pm
Saturday, 10 am-5 pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, and legal holidays
June 3 – November 15, 2014
Museum at FIT

As the final barrier to the nude body, lingerie is simultaneously modest and erotic—and it remains a subject of enduring fascination. The design of lingerie enhances its allure: it strategically reveals, conceals, and highlights the wearer’s form. As French lingerie designer Chantal Thomass observed, “The essence and attitude of lingerie is all in suggestion.”

Exposed: A History of Lingerie traces developments in intimate apparel from the 18th century to the present. There are two types of lingerie, hard and soft. Hard lingerie includes corsets, bustles, and structured bras, while soft lingerie consists of unstructured garments, such as slips, nightgowns, and panties. As the relationship between dress and the body has been redefined over time, so too have the function and appearance of lingerie.

Exposed: A History of Lingerie is organized by Colleen Hill, associate curator The Museum at FIT. A book to accompany the exhibition will be available in fall 2014 from Yale University Press, and will feature over 70 full-color photos of objects featured in the exhibition.

Visit the online exhibition and read the blog for special insights and excerpts from the book. Thursday, November 6, join curator Colleen Hill for a conversation with Poupie and Patricia Cadolle about their family-run business, founded in Paris in 1889. Learn more and register today.

Admission to the Museum is free.

The Museum at FIT | Seventh Avenue at 27 Street
New York City 10001-5992
Information: 212 217.4558





September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!


Previous Parade
Photo Credit Angelo Rivera


Previous Parade
Photo Credit Angelo Rivera

If you are in Brooklyn (or go to Brooklyn and), check out the West Indian American Day Parade.


 

August 31, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

DONKEY PUNCH
Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 6pm.
July 25 - August 31
Previews begin July 25
SoHo Playhouse

After a critically acclaimed run in June, Ivy Theatre will transfer their production of Micheline Auger's DONKEY PUNCH to Off-Broadway. Directed by Audrey Alford, previews of this limited engagement begin July 25 at SoHo Playhouse. Opening night is slated for Thursday, July 31.

In DONKEY PUNCH, uninhibited Kareena delves into monogamy while her uptight best friend, Sam, starts dating a pornographer. In this fast-paced world of sex, shifting relationships, and blurred lines, is it punch or be punched?

DONKEY PUNCH stars Stephen Stout (The Mysteries and Restoration Comedy at The Flea), Cleo Gray (A Cautionary Tail at The Flea), Lauren Dortch Crozier (Black Ice at MITF), and Michael Drew with set by Jason Simms, lighting by Mark Hankla, sound by Jacob Subotnick, and costumes by Tristan Raines. The production team includes Stephanie Garcia (Stage Manager), Samantha Turlington (Assistant Stage Manager), Darling & Company/Jennifer Conley Darling (General Management), Eva C. Scanlan (Company Manager), Megan Eileen Kosmoski (Marketing), Amber Mathis & Nick Bixby (Production Management), Michelle Jasmine (Production Assistant), Robin Miller (Production Assistant), and CMcKenna Casting (Casting).

Tickets are $25 for previews, $45 after at 212-691-1555 or www.sohoplayhouse.com.

SoHo Playhouse| 15 Vandam Street
Between Varick Street and 6th Avenue
Accessible from the C & E trains at Spring Street


August 29, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Caroline Prugh's
It’s Only Kickball, Stupid
Tue thru Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 5 pm
Thursday, August 28-Sunday, September 14
Opening night is Wednesday, September 3
Hartley House

A sly, time-bending comedy by Caroline Prugh, directed by Adam
Fitzgerald and featuring Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde on Broadway),
Eric T. Miller (Sweet Storm at LAByrinth), Lori Prince (Sarah, Sarah
at MTC) & Debargo Sanyal (Queens Boulevard at Signature Theatre
Company). Growing up before Rosie, Ellen, Wanda…on a playground in
1988, Fiona Moore fights off Margo Jones' efforts to convince her to
join the all-girls kickball team in their daily recess battles against
the boys. As Fiona struggles to figure out her complicated feelings
for Margo, the play opens up, moving between the late 80s and today.
As the playground fades into memory, adult Fiona and her friends
attempt to figure out just what was happening and maybe re-write a
little of her-story. This play addresses the universal story of
finding oneself in a world that does not offer an explanation.

Tickets are $18. To order, visit kefproductions.com, or call
Ovationtix at 866-811-4111.

Hartley House | 413 West 46th Street
Between 9th and 10th Avenues), New York, NY 10036




August 28, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Richard Tucker Music Foundation
Presents Tucker Award-Winning Singers in Free Concert on Third Annual “Richard Tucker Day”
August 28. 7PM.
New York Society For Ethical Culture

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation celebrates the third annual “Richard Tucker Day” on August 28 in New York City. Events throughout the day and throughout the city culminate in a free concert at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan, featuring recent winners of the Richard Tucker Award and Richard Tucker Study Grant. This concert continues the foundation’s long-standing tradition of bringing world-class opera to the public in free performances across New York’s five boroughs. Richard Tucker Award-winners Stephen Costello, Ailyn Pérez and Isabel Leonard highlight the evening’s line-up, which also includes Metropolitan Opera stars Anthony Roth Costanzo and Erin Morley, as well as other outstanding young singers who have recently been recognized by the foundation.

INFO for listing
Tickets: Free and open to the public
Call 212-757-2218 or visit www.richardtucker.org for further information.

New York Society For Ethical Culture. | 2 West 64th Street.
At Central Park West
New York, NY 10023


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

OLYA @ Bar Matchless /w Swampa_ZZ & Satorii
Thursday, August 28th @ 7:30 pm - midnight
Bar Matchless

Bands websites: http://olya.bandcamp.com, www.swampa-zz.com, www.satoriimusic.com
The venue website: www.barmatchless.com
FB Event: www.facebook.com/events/747756258620767/

Description:

8pm - Swampa_ZZ
http://www.swampa-zz.com
"If ODB taught Rihanna's Krav Maga class, SWAMPA-ZZ would be the workout montage music."

9pm - Olya
http://olya.bandcamp.com
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Olya jams a new outfit into the indie dance catalog with her new electro synth-pop duo. Indie pop intelligencia meets booty shaking irreverence.

10pm - Satorii
www.satoriimusic.com
Satorii is a Brooklyn-based live DnB/Electronica band with a wide spectrum of sounds, crazy live drums and soft groovy vocals. RAW band of the Year in NYC in 2013.

Door: $8

Bar Matchless | 557 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, (718) 383-5333


August 27, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Glenn White Quintet
August 27, 2014 10:30 pm - 1:30 am
Garage Restaurant & Bar

“Progressive jazz is made accessible for once as the genre’s wild experimentation is tempered with sleek craftsmanship and an actual point. It becomes quickly obvious that saxophonist Glenn White and his band are sculpting actual soundtracks to their fevered imaginations, producing tracks that are atmospheric, compelling, and even playful.”
–All About Jazz
No cover charge

Garage Restaurant & Bar | 99 Seventh Avenue South
NYC 10014





August 26, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

SMOKE
August 22 - September 28
The Flea Theater

In this BDSM erotic power play, SMOKE brings an entitled college student and a jaded wannabe artist – with more in common than they thought – past the verge.

The production features Stephen Stout (Restoration Comedy, These Seven Sicknesses), Madeleine Bundy (a cautionary tail), Ivan Dolido, and Adelind Horan (The Mysteries). The creative team includes Andrew Diaz (Set Design), Beth Goldenberg (Costume Design), Daisy Long (Lighting Design), Lee Kinney (Sound Design), Jesse Geguzis (Fight Choregraphy) and Ben Andersen (Stage Management).

Tickets are $15 – $25 – $35
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/14/

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway).




August 25, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

“SPEECHLESS” SHOWS
ATTRACTING HI TECH CROWDS FOR MOCK POWERPOINT THROWDOWNS
MONDAY, AUGUST 25th 7:30pm
JOE’S PUB


SPEECHLESS, Silicon Valley’s hilarious, snarky, irreverent underground entertainment, in which tech workers, entrepreneurs, and entertainers live out their worst nightmares to have a special performance at Joe’s Pub (Public Theatre) 425 Lafayette (at Astor Place) on Monday, August 25th at 7:30pm Created by Sammy Wegent and produced by Scott Lifton (Mortified SF) and Anthony Veneziale (The Freeze), SPEECHLESS puts players on the spot with nothing more than a stage, a microphone, and a PowerPoint deck of images they’ve never seen. The result is a series of fall-down laugh-riot presentations, often presented by engineers, programmers, and product developers from major tech companies, vying for prizes and bragging rights.

http://www.publictheater.org/
reserve/index.aspx?performanceNumber=25701&SiteTheme=JoesPub

At each show, a virtual spinning wheel (developed by a software engineer, of course) determines what kind of random talk the speaker must give – it may be a TED Talk, app launch, new hire orientation, video game pitch, quarterly report, even a sexual harassment seminar – while outrageous slides are presented to accompany their talks. A panel of judges score each presentation on a F.U.T.I.L.E. system (Funny, Understandable, Transcendent, Informative, Legendary, Entertaining). Contestants are chosen via advance web applications, with one audience member selected at each performance to participate. Information is available at www.speechlesslive.com and www.facebook.com/speechlesssf.

It is estimated that every second, in offices around the globe, some 350 PowerPoint presentations are given (21,000 per minute, 1.26 million per hour). Hapless workers from Cupertino to Chengdu are pinned to their plastic chairs, fighting sleep, while managers, developers, and sales leaders drone on and on, aided by visual charts, graphs and photos. In response comes
In addition to its performances, the SPEECHLESS team has also entertained and trained at some of Silicon Valley’s most innovative companies, including Google and IDEO. They are regularly brought into Google's Mountain View offices to work with teams. This month they were flown to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a session for IDEO, and next week to Bentonville, Arkansas for a training session at Walmart's HQ, and in August is leading groups at Google in New York, as well as Silicon Valley's Salesforce, followed by a trip to Google's developer/advocate teams in Tel Aviv. SPEECHLESS has been showcased at comedy festivals including SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Improv Festival, and the recent tech conference Funnybiz.

Tickets $20 in advance & $25 at the door and a $12 food minimum or two drink minimum per person. They are available by phone at 212-967-7555 (10am-7pm), or in person at The Public Theater Box Office (opens at 2pm) and on line at
http://www.publictheater.org/
reserve/index.aspx?performanceNumber=25701&SiteTheme=JoesPub


Joe’s Pub (Public Theatre) | 425 Lafayette | at Astor Place


 

August 24, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

DONKEY PUNCH
Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 6pm.
July 25 - August 31
Previews begin July 25
SoHo Playhouse

After a critically acclaimed run in June, Ivy Theatre will transfer their production of Micheline Auger's DONKEY PUNCH to Off-Broadway. Directed by Audrey Alford, previews of this limited engagement begin July 25 at SoHo Playhouse. Opening night is slated for Thursday, July 31.

In DONKEY PUNCH, uninhibited Kareena delves into monogamy while her uptight best friend, Sam, starts dating a pornographer. In this fast-paced world of sex, shifting relationships, and blurred lines, is it punch or be punched?

DONKEY PUNCH stars Stephen Stout (The Mysteries and Restoration Comedy at The Flea), Cleo Gray (A Cautionary Tail at The Flea), Lauren Dortch Crozier (Black Ice at MITF), and Michael Drew with set by Jason Simms, lighting by Mark Hankla, sound by Jacob Subotnick, and costumes by Tristan Raines. The production team includes Stephanie Garcia (Stage Manager), Samantha Turlington (Assistant Stage Manager), Darling & Company/Jennifer Conley Darling (General Management), Eva C. Scanlan (Company Manager), Megan Eileen Kosmoski (Marketing), Amber Mathis & Nick Bixby (Production Management), Michelle Jasmine (Production Assistant), Robin Miller (Production Assistant), and CMcKenna Casting (Casting).

Tickets are $25 for previews, $45 after at 212-691-1555 or www.sohoplayhouse.com.

SoHo Playhouse| 15 Vandam Street
Between Varick Street and 6th Avenue
Accessible from the C & E trains at Spring Street




August 23, 2014

New York Cool Tip:



The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York is part of a free promotion today, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Amazon.com. The Big Apple Posse Trilogy is only for children if The Hunger Games Trilogy is only for children.

The Big Apple Posse Trilogy and the sequel Solange's Song, are all for sale at Amazon.com.


 

New york Cool Tip:

EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie."
Sat, August 23 - 2PM
Sunset Park

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 38th annual tour August 2 with "EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie," a rip-roaring outdoor musical comedy about a New York EMT worker on a workingman's grand tour of the world, who decides to tackle global problems the way he does emergencies of his NYC beat. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 14. The piece has book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field and musical score composed by Joseph Vernon Banks. The hero of this musical is the kind of guy who starts his day at 4:30 AM and usually finishes about the same time. Every day, an EMT worker becomes inextricably entwined with the private lives of all kinds of New Yorkers, whose personal crises include traffic accidents, violent episodes, heart attacks and sometimes just plain loneliness. He ministers to the widest variety of human beings, from vaudeville entertainers stricken with heart attacks in the midst of their finest act to loosely lovely ladies of the night, young planet-saving protesters and even an occasional investigative journalist, one of whom makes him a sidekick for a worldwide expedition. Thus begins an odyssey through trauma, violence, spying and accidental wars on a global scale.

Free admission. For more information call 212-254-1109 or visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net

Sunset Park | 6th Avenue & 44th Street, Brooklyn
NY, 11220


 

August 22, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

The Boston Tea party Opera
The 18th annual The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC)
Saturday, August 9. 8:15PM
Wednesday, August 13. 4:15PM (talkback following performance)
Saturday, August 15. Noon
Monday, August 18. 4:45PM
Friday, August 22. 5:15PM
Sheen Center -- THE LORETTO

New love blooms - and old loyalty dies, as Sam Adams leads a rebellion against an Empire's high taxes, heavy-handedness and invasions of privacy. A mythic, modern version of the moment Americans discovered their identity as a people. This epic but accessible music-drama rides the line between traditional opera and modern musical theater. The show features an interracial cast, and touches upon the controversial yet ever-evolving meaning of the term “Tea Party.” The Boston Tea Party Opera invites the audience to compare the patterns of injustice and oppression suffered by the American colonists leading up to the Revolutionary War—and similar patterns unfolding in America today. The comical and satirical elements of the show are directed not at the scrappy Americans, but at those who kneel to the King's Empire. For more information about the show visit: http://www.bostonteapartyopera.com/

Tickets $18. For more information or advance purchase visit:
http://www.fringenyc.org/basic_page.php?ltr=B#TheBos

Sheen Center -- THE LORETTO | 18 Bleecker Street (at Elizabeth Street)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Talent and Variety Reign at Agora Gallery
Friday August 22 11a.m. – Thursday September 11 6 p.m.
Agora Gallery

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition is always an event worth bookmarking in your calendar. Full of interest, variety and energy, the show presents the work of the artists who have been selected by the independent juror, Mr. Carlo McCormick, one of New York’s noted culture critics and curators. The works offer a wide range of media, styles and subjects, yet are united with their inspirational vivacity and creativity. Selected among thousands of entrants from across the globe, these artists represent the fresh new wave of talent coming the New York art scene.

In Lest We Forget: Pierre Leclerc / a Solo Exhibition, the audience is introduced to the work of an artist who paints with great emotional investment, pouring everything that he feels at the time of creation into his art. Leclerc believes that sadness has a more profound effect on our minds and development than happiness, and he prefers to focus his work on this theme. The result is enormously powerful, but not depressing. Rather, as the artist intends, the work encourages us to reflect on the nature of our lives and inner selves.

Entrance is free and art lovers are warmly encouraged to attend.

www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/8_28_2014.aspx.

Agora Gallery | 530 West 25th St.


Another New York Cool Tip:

FORGETTING THE DETAILS
Part of the 18th Annual New York Fringe Festival
Wednesday, August 13 at 3:45PM
Friday, August 15 at 9;30PM
Sunday, August 17 at 7:45PM
Thursday, August 21 at 2PM
Friday, August 22 at 5:30PM
Saturday August 23 at 3PM
The White Box

Forgetting The Details, a solo comedy written by and featuring beautiful Asian actress/comedienne Nicole Maxali, opens at The White Box (440 Lafayette Street) as part for the 2014 New York Fringe Festival on Wednesday August 13th. Paul Stein, Artistic Director of Comedy Central Stage directs Nicole in this provocative and timely piece having to do with the aging of a loved one.

Things aren’t right at home. Nicole’s “lola” (Filipino “Tagalog” language for grandmother) is starting to forget more and more details. But now it’s more than misplaced keys. In a span of three months, she changes the locks on all the doors, drives on the wrong side of the street and shoplifts hip hop clothing at the local mall. As the family struggles with her grandmother’s descent into dementia, Nicole faces the conflict between being a dutiful granddaughter or pursuing her dream of being the first Filipina-American to win the Oscar.

“Funny, heartwarming and funny again.” – comedian, Dave Chappelle

All Tickets are $18 in advance or $24 at the door.

For tickets go to www.FringeNYC.org.

For more information go to http://www.nicolemaxali.com.

The White Box | 440 Lafayette Street
Between Astor Place and E. 4th Street



August 20, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME
Tuesday- Thursday at 9:30pm
July 29 - August 21
The Laurie Beechman Theater

She has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent and sung a duet with Idina Menzel, now Australian Idol sensation and RuPaul's Drag Race star COURTNEY ACT returns to New York -- after 2 previous sold out engagements -- with an encore of her acclaimed solo show BOYS LIKE ME at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). This extended engagement runs July 29 - August 21, Tuesday- Thursday at 9:30pm.

In COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME, the multi-talented drag idol sings her favorite songs and divulges the fascinating and funny dirty laundry list that is her sex life. There's that angry text from a straight boy's girlfriend, the twins in Montreal, and the US Marine, just to name a few of the titillating encounters she details in story and song. This tuneful, hysterical performance showcases Courtney's sharp observations of living life on the gender divide, and illustrates what happens when boys like her.

Tickets are $22, with a $15 food/drink minimum. A $40 VIP ticket that includes reserved seating and a meet-and-greet are also available. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street).


 

August 19, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Immersive Off-Broadway Theater Hit Continues
THEN SHE FELL
Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm & 10:30pm.
Through December 28, 2014
** May Workshop Series Announced **
Kingsland Ward at St. Johns

Third Rail Projects' critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of THEN SHE FELL continues to take audiences down the rabbit hole through summer 2014. This immersive theater event is inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). It is written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett and in collaboration with The Company. Performances of this open-ended run take place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that allows the action to play out on 3 floors. Tickets are currently on sale through August 31, 2014. Third Rail will also offer a series of May workshops that share the methods and tools used by the company to create new work.

THEN SHE FELL is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which only 15 audience members at a time explore a dreamlike world where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into lushly designed performance space. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an ‘Alice-like’ experience for audience members as they explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes; encounter performers one-on-one; unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history; use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets; and imbibe custom designed elixirs.

Throughout May, the company will present a series of workshops that share the choreographic methods and tools used by Third Rail Projects, focused on composition, site-specific techniques, and the body. The workshops include The Organic Body: Bones on May 10; Directing Techniques for Choreographers on May 16; Performing for 100, 10 or 1: Immersive Performance Skills on May 22 and Vocalization on May 29. For more information and to register, visit www.thirdrailprojects.com/education.

Tickets are $95 - $200, available at www.thenshefell.com. Private events are also available; visit the website for more information. The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns is located 195 Maujer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (just 2 blocks off of the L train at Grand Street). Performances begin promptly and there is absolutely no late admittance and no refunds. Admittance is strictly limited to audience members 21 years of age and over; all audience members must bring valid government-issued photo IDs. The performance lasts roughly 2 hours without intermission. Because of the immersive nature of this piece, audiences may be standing for significant periods of time over the course of the performance. Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. This performance is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable standing, walking, climbing stairs or being alone. For more information call 718-374-5196.

The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns | 195 Maujer Street (in Williamsburg) | Brooklyn


August 15-17, 2014

August 17, 2014

New York Cool Cip:

Action Park Goes to Action Park
Sunday, August 3rd at 9PM
Sunday, August 10th at 9PM
Sunday, August 17th at 9PM
Magnet Theater

Magnet Theater sketch team Action Park explores the world of their favorite New Jersey water park...Action Park! The team creates a full hour of theme-park-themed sketch comedy and a full park experience that starts in the lobby and includes a real splash zone in the theater’s front row. Will teenage park employees find their true love this summer? Will the waterslides give us all wedgies...that bring us to nirvana? Will all of the children please stay with their travel buddies? Step up to the splash zone and find out in this high-energy hour of entertainment from Action Park’s multi-talented writer-performers.

Tickets $7. For more information and to make reservations visit magnettheater.com or call the box office at (212) 244-8824

Magnet Theater | 254 West 29th St. at 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001


 

August 16, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

ROOFTOP SHOTS (Closing Night)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music by ARMS
9:00PM Films Begin
11:30PM After Party Sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits, Bulleit Bourbon, Sixpoint Brewery, and Talenti Gelato
Industry City

Closing Night! Rooftop’s 2014 season comes to a wild and epic conclusion with poignant, piercing and powerful short films that will surely stick in your mind until next spring.

THE FILMS

SUN OF A BEACH (Arnaud Crillon | 6 min.)

You’re at the beach. It’s hot. Too hot…

NUMBERS & FRIENDS (Alexander Carson | Canada | 7 min.)

In his search for happiness in North America, a European man discovers the pleasures of Fantasy Baseball. Using his new appreciation for sports as a metaphor to re-imagine his life choices, he begins to find new meaning in the world around him. Numbers & Friends is a playful and amorphous cine-essay about sports fandom and cultural identity.

KRISHA (Trey Edwards Shults | 14 min.)

Krisha has not seen her family for many years. When Krisha decides to join her family for a holiday dinner, tensions escalate and Krisha struggles to keep her own demons at bay.

THE LION’S MOUTH OPENS (Lucy Walker | 15 min.)

A stunningly courageous young woman takes the boldest step imaginable, supported by her mother and loving friends in this stunning documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Lucy Walker.

BALANCE (Mark Ram | Groningen | 11 min.)

Two mountain climbers are scaling the extreme peaks when disaster strikes. They are dangling three thousand feet above the ground. What seems certain death becomes a balance between the two, connected by a single rope.

YEARBOOK (Bernardo Britto | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 6 min.)

A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.

OF GOD AND DOGS (Abounaddara Collective | 12 min.)

A young, free Syrian soldier confesses to killing a man he knew was innocent. He promises to take vengeance on the God who let him to commit the murder. Winner of 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize.

THE NORTH SEA RIVIERA (Joshua Wedlake | 12 min.)

A tale of love, life and lunacy told via an estranged odyssey through the digital uncanny. Set along the East Coast of Britain in the latter half of the 20th Century, two deeply introspective and nostalgic men wander through a melancholic seaside resort as it languishes in its dying throes.

THE MISSING SCARF (Eoin Duffy | Ireland | 6 min.)

A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.

Industry City | 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Subway: D, N, or R trains to 36th Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

2014 Films on the Green Program
Fridays May 30th to September 4th
Various Venues

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE and the City of New York Parks & Recreation.

This year, screenings will take place every Friday from May 30 to August 1, and the finale screening will be on September 4 at Columbia University. As an added bonus, DJs play tunes before each screening.

This year’s theme is a play on the 1966 Godard film title Masculin Feminin, “Masculin / Masculin,” which presents a gamut of colorful male figures in French film—lovers, heroes, gangsters, and rebels. From love to war, and from neuroses to humor, this year’s festival offers the most memorable of the masculin in classic love stories, thrilling film noir, and deadpan French comedies.

For more information, please visit our website:
http://frenchculture.org/film-tv-and-new-media/festivals/films-green-2014

Or our social media cites for updates:
Facebook: facebook.com/FilmsontheGreen

Twitter: @FilmsontheGreen
Instagram: instagram.com/filmsonthegreen

Below is the full schedule with dates, locations and film titles:

2014 Films on the Green Festival Schedule •May 30 - Central Park: Purple Noon by René Clément •June 6 - Washington Square Park: Les Tontons Flingueurs by George Lautner •June 13 - Washington Square Park: Buffet Froid by Bertrand Blier •June 20 - Tompkins Square Park: The Women on the 6th Floor by Philippe Le Guay •June 27 - Tompkins Square Park: La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz •July 11 - Riverside Park, Pier I: The Moustache by Emmanuel Carrère •July 18 - Riverside Park, Pier I: Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir •July 25 - Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): Le Magnifique by Philippe de Broca •August 1 - Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): 2 Autumns, 3 Winters by Sébastien Betbeder •Sept. 4 - Columbia University (at 116th St): The French Minister by Bertrand Tavernier


Another New York Cool Tip:

@TignorTronics: The Knells, Chris Tignor, and Empyrean Atlas
Saturday, August 16 – 7:30 PM (doors)
Subculture New York

The Knells are a post rock, neo-psychedelic chamber prog band from Brooklyn, NY. Their debut album, which the New York Times describes as a collection of songs that "sweep ahead, through passages of tolling solo electric guitar, of elegiac vocal melodies and harmonies, of note-bending quasi-Indian strings and guitar, of progressive-rock processionals," was released on New Amsterdam Records in November 2013, and was cited as one of the year's most notable releases in The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Daily Beast, Textura, and many others. Brooklyn based violinist, composer, and software engineer Christopher Tignor is best known for his work through his bands Slow Six, Wires.Under.Tension and as a composer for forward ¬thinking classical ensembles. Tignor’s emotionally charged scores are available from the Western Vinyl and New Albion labels, among others, including music for the renown Brooklyn Rider string quartet and A Far Cry string orchestra. As a string arranger, Tignor has worked with This Will Destroy You, Lymbyc Systym, and several other bands at the boundaries of popular music. Empyrean Atlas is led by composer/multi-instrumentalist David Crowell. Members of Empyrean Atlas have performed and/or recorded with the Philip Glass Ensemble,The National, Bear in Heaven, Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness, Signal Ensemble, Steve Coleman, Tim Berne, Shakira w/ Wyclef Jean, Briars of North America, William Brittelle, Olga Bell, Lia Ices, Little Women and many others.

Tickets: $15. For more information or advanced purchase visit:
http://subculturenewyork.com/ts_event/tignortronicspresents/

Subculture New York | 45 Bleecker St. (downstairs)
New York, NY 10012


August 15, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

COMING: A ROCK MUSICAL OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS
Part of the NY International Fringe Festival
Friday, August 8th @ 5:00PM
Sunday, August 10th @ 4:00PM
Friday, August 15th @ 8:45PM
Wednesday, August 20th @ 8:45PM
Friday, August 22nd @ 2:00PM.
August 8 – August 22, 2014
Theatre 80 | 80 St. Marks Place

Libertine Idol Productions has announced that COMING: A ROCK MUSICAL OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS, an irreverent, darkly comedic view of the Biblical Book of Revelation, with book, lyrics and music by Erik Ransom, direction by Rachel Klein and music direction and arrangement by Charles Czarnecki, will begin performances on August 8 – 22, at Theatre 80 (80 St. Mark’s Place), as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. www.comingthemusical.com

COMING: A ROCK MUSICAL OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS is a fearless and comical retelling of the Biblical Book of Revelation. This critically acclaimed glamtastic spectacular was described by Liz Black of the Huffington Post as "A mash-up of Velvet Goldmine, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Labyrinth, The God Delusion and The Holy Bible."

The story follows the rise of Josh Crenshaw, a wholesome, heartland teen who also happens to be the Second Coming of Christ. He seeks to spread a message of love and hope to an increasingly callous world, and decides the best way to reach his base audience is by competing on a televised singing contest called "American Icon". Meanwhile, Damian Salt, an infamous gender-bending glam pop Antichrist Superstar spreads his own gay, boozy gospel. When God strikes a personal blow against Damian, the self-proclaimed Son of Sodom declares war on The Lord by resolving to corrupt his only begotten son.
With a clever, theologically-flecked book and a diverse, riveting score that ranges from rock to requiem mass, "Coming" “has got it all: rock n'roll, glamour, glitter, romance, and of course, the anti-Christ, says director Rachel Klein.” “It's incredibly clever, sexy, fun, and fast paced, and my creative team and cast are endlessly talented."

Tickets are $18 general admission, and can be purchased online at www.FringeOnTheFly.com (through Eventbrite) up to 30 minutes in advance - Credit Card only. Credit cards will only be accepted at the venue box office 15 minutes prior to each performance. Convenience fees apply to tickets purchased Online and at the Venue Box Office. www.comingthemusical.com


Theatre 80 | 80 St. Marks Place


 

August 12, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

UG! COMEDY SHOW!!
Tuesday Aug. 12th @ 8:30PM
No Fun Bar

Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!!

This week's guests (Tuesday Aug. 12th, 2014 lineup):

Ken “The Reliable White Guy” Schultz!

UG! Pioneer Justin Murray!

From The Back Of Your TV Screen Matt Nagin!

Mo $$$$ Diggs!

Maryland’s Own Adam Thomas!

Who Shot JR Lipari!

& Bradley Cooper Used-To-Look-A-Like Mike Weiss!

Hosted by Pat Rigby! Featuring Todd Montesi!!

DJ’d By DJ White Girl Problems Liz Lord!!!

No Cover, One Drink Min.

For info/reservations: 212-477-1616

http://www.youtube.com/MONTIKILLAVISION

http://ugcomedyshow.tumblr.com/

No Fun Bar | 161 Ludlow St. (Corner of Ludlow & Stanton st.)
Via subway: F train to 2nd ave.


August 11, 2014

New York Cool Tips:

RE - TRACING THE LAND
Curated by Allison Young
Opening Reception: July 11, 6-9 pm
Curator's Talk 7 pm
July 11 - August 15, 2014
Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday: 12 - 5pm and by appointment
The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is delighted to announce the opening of Re-Tracing the Land, a group exhibition curated by Allison Young, winner of the 2014 NARS Emerging Curator Program Open Call.

Space has been shaped and molded from historical and natural elements, but this has been a political process. Space is political and ideological. It is a product literally filled with ideologies. - Henri Lefebvre

Re-Tracing the Land features artworks that seek to reveal the interrelationships between landscape, historical memory, and social experience. By evoking the act of tracing – to conjure the Latin root of geography: ‘earth writing’ – artistic meaning may be found in the Derridian implications of presence and absence, the act of demarcation and tracing borders, or the specters of past histories and traces of memory that inhabit charged spaces. Each artist re-presents landscape using a range of media from photography and collage to video and sound.

NARS Foundation | 201 46th Street 4th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220
www.narsfoundation.org


 

Sunscreen
Opening Reception:
Thurs, July 10, 5:30 - 8pm
JUL 10 - AUG 28, 2014
Summer Gallery Hours
July: Monday - Friday 10 - 5:30
August: Monday - Thursday 10 - 5:30
Graham

Seth Adelsberger
Trudy Benson
Michael Dotson
Henry Gunderson
Eric Shaw
Russell Tyler
Siebren Versteeg
Max Warsh

Curated by Craig Poor Monteith

The consideration for the artist today: that a work of art has a dual existence, both in an exhibition setting with external illumination and through reproduction on a backlit screen, creates a complex dynamic concerning the artist, viewer and light source. While not all of the artists in Sunscreen employ digital technologies directly, there is a sensibility engrained in all of their work that accepts the screen as a de facto tool for the production and understanding of images today. This exhibition presents eight artists who engage with this condition and its impact on the history of painting through a range of strategies--brightness, repetition, hard edges, scale manipulation, layering, flatness, seriality and automation--that enhance both the physical and digital presence of the work.

For more information contact craig@graham1857.com or visit the gallery website: www.graham1857.com

James Graham & Sons | 32 East 67th Street
New York, NY 10065




August 9, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles
Written by Wendy R Williams
Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse

The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles is part of a free promotion Saturday, August 9th through Sunday, August 10th at Amazon.com

Escape From Los Angeles is the third book of The Big Apple Posse Trilogy. You do not need to read the first two books to enjoy the third book where the posse travels across America to hide in an old house that is filled with Hollywood secrets. And hot on their trail is the gang who blew up Manhattan and who will do anything to keep the posse from testifying.

The Big Apple Posse Trilogy and the sequel Solange's Song, are all for sale at Amazon.com.

 


 


August 7, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

HEADLINE: The Theater at St. John’s Presents
Quasimango, The Lunchbox of Notre Dame
The Hot New One-Man, Ten-Mango Musical
July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
7 PM
It’s Smoothies For Us All!
The Theater at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church


Fresh off successful runs at Dixon Place and Manhattan International Theatre Festival, Bob Katz, “The Folk Punk Woody Allen”, and his rascally mangos present “Quasimango, the Lunchbox of Notre Dame”, a one-man, ten-mango musical, in which our hero, a deformed mango, strives to win the affection of Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheerleader Esmeralda Kelly. As Esmeralda is traded to the never-winning Columbia University Lions, Quasi follows her from South Bend, Indiana to the North Pole to a cataclysmic climax at Columbia’s football stadium. Sung and narrated by a single performer who assumes more than ten roles – nine of them mangos – this combination of folk, blues, rock, and rap tells a story like no other. Refreshments will be served! Party with the mangos!

INFO for listing
Tickets: $10 suggested donation to the Church
To Reserve Tickets: Bobcatzy@Verizon.net


The Theater at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church | 81 Christopher Street
Between 7th Ave and Bleeker Street
New York, N.Y. 10014
Video Trailer: https://vimeo.com/85861576


 

August 6, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo del Barrio and Museum of the City of New York
Present Uptown Bounce
Wednesday, August 6, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Rain or Shine
104th & Fifth

Free Block Party Series in East Harlem Continues with a Throwback to the 1980s

Go back in time to the 1980s in New York City! Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth continues on Wednesday, August 6 with a throwback to the golden age of hip hop. At El Museo del Barrio, DJ duo D’Marquesina will be spinning throwback hits and the Bronx will come alive with artist Perla de Leon, who will describe her experience photographing the borough in the 1980s. At the City Museum, DJ Grand Master Caz will be spinning classic hip hop tracks and the NBS (Nothing But Skills) Crew will show off their breakdancing styles. Video projections by Erika Harrsh, Leo Castañeda and Geraldo Mercado as well as sidewalk art by Murcielagos Fumando Collective will be featured.

Uptown Bounce is the first-ever joint series between El Museo del Barrio and the City Museum, featuring musical performances, gallery talks, art-making workshops, breakdancing demos, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors, and more. Festivities will continue on the Museum’s front terraces on Wednesday, August 13. Both Museums, located next door to one another at 104th Street and Fifth Avenue, will offer free admission and extended hours.

Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio |
Fifth Avenue @ 104th Street in Manhattan


 

August 5, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME
Tuesday- Thursday at 9:30pm
July 29 - August 21
The Laurie Beechman Theater

She has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent and sung a duet with Idina Menzel, now Australian Idol sensation and RuPaul's Drag Race star COURTNEY ACT returns to New York -- after 2 previous sold out engagements -- with an encore of her acclaimed solo show BOYS LIKE ME at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). This extended engagement runs July 29 - August 21, Tuesday- Thursday at 9:30pm.

In COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME, the multi-talented drag idol sings her favorite songs and divulges the fascinating and funny dirty laundry list that is her sex life. There's that angry text from a straight boy's girlfriend, the twins in Montreal, and the US Marine, just to name a few of the titillating encounters she details in story and song. This tuneful, hysterical performance showcases Courtney's sharp observations of living life on the gender divide, and illustrates what happens when boys like her.


Tickets are $22, with a $15 food/drink minimum. A $40 VIP ticket that includes reserved seating and a meet-and-greet are also available. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street).


 

August 4, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

"Comfort Women" Monument Dedication Ceremony
August 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Liberty Plaza | Union City


The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack and Board of Commissioners will be holding a Dedication Ceremony for the City's "Comfort Women" Memorial on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM at Liberty Plaza, 30th Street and Palisade Avenue.

Attending the event will be Mayor & State Senator Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners; City Historian, Gerard Karabin; City Art Curator, Amado Mora; Artistic Director of the Union City Philharmonic Orchestra, Jahye Kim; Artistic Director of West Hudson Opera, John Jay Hebert; Artistic Director of The Grace Theatre Workshop, Megan Fernandez; guest speaker from Women Rising; and several other dignitaries. Very special guests will be Ok-Sun Lee and Il-Chul Kang, two ladies who survived this horrific time in history and who are flying from Korea for the ceremony.

The event will feature a haunted poetry reading by Cat J. Lane from the cast of the play "Comfort" currently playing in NYC, as well as a performance by twelve-year old Subin Lee playing "Smetana-Moldau" on the harp.

Art Installation: "Our Cry"
Surrounding Liberty Plaza, there will be a memorable and thought-provoking art installation "Our Cry" by the Union City Artist Collective featuring artists Amado Mora (Ecuador), Alma Peralta (Puerto Rico), Ines Berges (Dominican Republic), Juan Ramiro Torres (Peru), Ruth Alvarado (Costa Rica), Abby Levine (USA), Craig Radhuber (USA), Obdulio Romero Sabino (Dominican Republic), Sigfrido Duarte (Dominican Republic) Jhon Vargas (Ecuador), and Lucio Fernandez.

FREE Admission
Everyone invited.


Liberty Plaza | 30th Street & Palisade Avenue | Union City, NJ


 

August 3, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Showing of film "Test" and talk with choreographer Sidra Bell
Sunday August 3 at 7:30 PM
Steps on Broadway


A showing of the new film "Test," a gay drama from writer/director Chris Mason Johnson that features dance sequences by Sidra Bell. Ms. Bell will be on hand, following the showing, to talk about her experience choreographing for the movie and also take questions from the audience. The evening will end with a reception for more talk, meeting and mingling. Presented by Steps Beyond.

Tickets: $10
Reservations: 212.874.2410 ex. 127


Steps on Broadway | 2121 Broadway (between 74th & 75th Streets)


 

New York Cool Tip:


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans"
Written by Wendy R Williams
Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse

"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans" is part of a free promotion Saturday August 2 through Sunday August 3rd at Amazon.com. . "Escape From New Orleans" is the second book of "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy." You do not need to have read the first book to enjoy the second book which is filled with Mardi Gras, Voodoo, and romance with danger lurking on every corner.

"The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" and the sequel "Solange's Song," are all for sale at Amazon.com.


 

August 2, 2014

Another New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT
Saturday August 2nd
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM
Live Music
9:00PM Film Begins
11:00PM Q&A with filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour
11:30PM After Party
Industry City:
220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
D, N, R trains to 36th Street

A special Sneak Preview, presented by Rooftop Films and indieWIRE as part of our joint Birthday Party celebration.

A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (Lily Amirpour | 107 min.)
For centuries, vampires have provided handy metaphors for social and physical dilemma, but in the stylishly muted deadpan romance A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, the threat is personal. Writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour's stunning debut, follows the experiences of a small Iranian town haunted by a vampiric presence who's just as lonely as the other locals. Shot in gorgeously expressionistic black-and-white and fusing multiple genres into a thoroughly original whole, Amirpour has crafted a beguiling, cryptic and often surprisingly funny look at personal and cultural desires that creeps up on you with the nimble powers of its supernatural focus. The director combines elements of film noir and the restraint of Iranian New Wave cinema with the subdued depictions of a bored youth culture found in early Jim Jarmusch…the comparisons go on and on, but the result is wholly original.

Set in the fictional Iranian ghost town tellingly labeled Bad City — but actually shot in California —A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night initially focuses on the downtrodden plight of Arash (Arash Marandi), a hip young man who wanders the empty streets accompanied by his husky cat. Coping with the destructive junkie habits of his bumbling father (Marshall Manesh) and staving off the oppression of local crime lord Saeed (Dominic Rains), Arash struggles to take control of his life.

Meanwhile, Amirpour fleshes out the somber life of a mysterious vampire woman haunting the streets, a doe-faced goth whose style is both traditional and sneakily hip. Though her origins remain obscured, as she trails various locals late at night, she quickly turns into the face of repression burdening all of them. But once she forms a curiously moving romance with Arash, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night truly moves beyond its elegant form and develops an emotional core. Arash pops in a cassette tape or cues up a record, while classic blues and contemporary indie rock infuse their quiet exchanges with poignancy. As lyrics and melodies inform their otherwise gloomy exchanges the film is practically a musical, run through the filter of a European arthouse aesthetic.

More info:http://rooftopfilms.com/2014/schedule/a-girl-walks-home-alone-at-night/

Industry City | 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
D, N, R trains to 36th Street


August 1, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


Rooftop Films
THE TRIP TO ITALY
Friday August 1st
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM
Live Music
9:00PM Film begins
10:30PM After Party in the Courtyard Sponsored by New Amsterdam Gin and Vodka
Industry City


THE TRIP TO ITALY (Michael Winterbottom | 115 min.)
Discussing the finer points of cannibalism on a European food tour may initially seem to be in bad taste, but once again comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s predilection for playing before their food makes everything go down fun and easy. Director Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took the two—or semifictionalized versions thereof—on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of “Jagged Little Pill,” and, of course, the virtue of sequels.

Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.

The inspired array of foodie porn set against beautiful Italian backgrounds is perfect fodder for the unbeatable double act of Coogan and Brydon. Whoever said sequels aren’t as good as the original obviously hasn’t seen The Trip To Italy, because afterwards you’ll want thirds and forths.

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2014/schedule/the-trip-to-italy/

Industry City | 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
D, N, R trains to 36th Street


July 31, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


Cavalry premier @ Craic Fest
July 31, 2014
Pre-reception 6:30-8:30 @ Macao 311 Church St
Screening at 9pm @ Tribeca Cinema 54 Varick St.

Special benefit screening of Cavalry Starring Brendan Gleeson & Chris O'Dowd on 7/31. $40 includes pre-reception & screening. Pre-reception 6:30-8:30 @ Macao 311 Church St Screening at 9pm @ Tribeca Cinema 54 Varick St. Complimentary Stella Artois & Tullamore Dew @ the pre-reception. Go to thecraicfest.com for advance tix's or 9173736735

www.thecraicfest.com


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Hunt for Red October
July 31, 2014 @ 7:30
Intrepid Museum

Join the Intrepid Museum for its 6th annual Summer Movie Series and enjoy a FREE feature film under the stars on the flight deck! Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Doors open at 7:30pm and the film begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed first come, first served before the screening. One ticket per person. You must be in line to receive a ticket. All new arrivals must join the back of the line.

Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn
Paramount Pictures
Directed by John McTiernan
Rated PG;
134 minutes; 1990

In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war?

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum | West side of Manhattan
Pier 86 | 12th Ave. & 46th Street.


Rooftop Films
APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
Thursday July 31st
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music by Glockabelle
9:00PM
Film Begins
10:30PM Q&A with filmmaker and lead actress Desiree Akhavan
11:30PM
After party at Bar Matchless, sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits
Film at Greenpoint High School for Engineering and Automotive Technology

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR (Desiree Akhavan | 82 min.)
We first encounter Shirin--the inappropriate, young, bi-sexual Iranian-American protagonist of Appropriate Behavior--casually walking down a Brooklyn street with a strap-on dildo dangling from her hand. When her first real girlfriend and love, Maxine, breaks up with her, Shirin is forced to candidly reevaluate her entire life, navigate her feelings of abandonment, communicate to her loving yet traditional Persian parents that she likes girls too, and deal with the fact that her brother is marrying a perfect parentally-approved Iranian prize catch.

Her response is to move to Bushwick, rack up a few lovelorn encounters via online dating, attempt a ménage à trois, and continue to avoid coming out to her family. She is caught between identities: modernity vs. tradition, ambition vs. practicality, straight vs. gay, and hope vs. cynicism. Shirin’s management of these human problems in a first-world setting could have made her a difficult character to like, but Akhavan’s subtle performance and sharp writing make her incredibly relatable and undeniably watchable. From the opening scene, Shirin establishes herself as a capable, funny, intelligent, and beautiful woman who could care less about those traits in the face of personal heartache.

Akhavan is perhaps best known as the co-creator and star of the cult web-series The Slope, about “superficial, homophobic lesbians” living in Brooklyn’s Park Slope Neighborhood. With Appropriate Behavior, she expands her unique brand by mining the minutiae of Brooklyn’s cultural world and the characters that inhabit them for incisive, humorous results. Akhavan crafts another portrait of a modern woman stumbling through life's complexities and coming out on the other side bruised, but better and stronger for it. Appropriate Behavior is remarkably assured feature film debut, and Akhavan’s wit, comic timing, and thoughtful honesty leap off the screen from the opening frame through to the end.

Preceeded by the short film:
CATHERINE (Dean Fleischer-Camp | 13 min.)
Catherine returns to work after a hiatus. Starring Jenny Slate as the titular character.

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2014/schedule/appropriate-behavior/

Greenpoint High School for Engineering and Automotive Technology |
50 Bedford Avenue at N. 13th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
(L to Bedford Ave. or G to Nassau Ave.)



July 30, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Uptown Bounce
Wednesday, July 30, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
El Museo del Barrio and Museum of the City of New York

Free Summer Series in East Harlem, Featuring Live Music, Art, Food, and Much More

Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth begins with a cultural rewind to where it all began! At the Museum of the City of New York, visitors can groove to hip-hop beats with DJ Tony Touch and Latin rhythms by congas player Chico Cruz on the terrace, then learn about graffiti’s influence on hip-hop music through the City As Canvas exhibition. At El Museo del Barrio, attendees can stop by for a studio visit in the galleries and a conversation with folklorist Elena Martínez from City Lore, who will illustrate the connections between art and music. Famed Puerto Rican DJ duo D’Marquesina will be on deck spinning old school new school in El Café. Video projections by Erika Harrsh, Leo Castañeda and Geraldo Mercado as well as nightly sidewalk art by Murcielagos Fumando Collective will be featured.

Uptown Bounce is the first-ever joint series between El Museo del Barrio and the City Museum, featuring musical performances, gallery talks, art-making workshops, breakdancing demos, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors, and more. Festivities will take place on the Museums’ front terraces on three consecutive Wednesdays—the first occurring on the evening of July 30, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Both Museums, located next door to one another at 104th Street and Fifth Avenue, will offer free admission and extended hours.

El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York |
Fifth Avenue @ 104th Street in Manhattan


Another New York Cool Tip:

COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME
Tuesday- Thursday at 9:30pm
July 29 - August 21
The Laurie Beechman Theater

She has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent and sung a duet with Idina Menzel, now Australian Idol sensation and RuPaul's Drag Race star COURTNEY ACT returns to New York -- after 2 previous sold out engagements -- with an encore of her acclaimed solo show BOYS LIKE ME at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). This extended engagement runs July 29 - August 21, Tuesday- Thursday at 9:30pm.

In COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME, the multi-talented drag idol sings her favorite songs and divulges the fascinating and funny dirty laundry list that is her sex life. There's that angry text from a straight boy's girlfriend, the twins in Montreal, and the US Marine, just to name a few of the titillating encounters she details in story and song. This tuneful, hysterical performance showcases Courtney's sharp observations of living life on the gender divide, and illustrates what happens when boys like her.


Tickets are $22, with a $15 food/drink minimum. A $40 VIP ticket that includes reserved seating and a meet-and-greet are also available. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street).


 

July 29, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY... (Rob Reiner | 96 min.)
7:00 PM +ADD TO ICAL +GOOGLE CALENDAR
7:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Film Begins
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Beach on Coney Island.

Last month as part of their first-ever Film For All Campaign, AT&T asked members of the public to tweet the film they thought all New Yorkers should see. The votes have been tallied and New Yorkers have spoken! TFF presenting sponsor AT&T announced that Rob Reiner’s 1989 romantic comedy classic When Harry Met Sally will screen at outdoor venues in all five boroughs simultaneously on the evening of June 24. Written by the beloved Nora Ephron, starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, When Harry Met Sally follows an evolving friendship through twelve years of chance encounters in New York City. The film raises the question, “Can men and women ever just be friends?”

FREE
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOWS WILL BE RESCHEDULED. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

ON THE BEACH AT CONEY ISLAND | CONEY ISLAND
3059 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Take the D, F, N or Q train to Coney Island, walk to the beach and make a left.


Another New York Cool Tip:

Lady Bunny
Clowns Syndrome
Tuesdays at 8PM in July
La Escuelita

Hi! I’d love to invite you to see Clowns Syndrome, my 1 & 1/2 woman show at La Escuelita. It’s every Tuesday night at 8PM. It’s been extended twice but must close at the end of July when I leave for Provincetown for the month of August. Forgive me if you’ve already seen it and you’re getting this email for the second time. But if you saw it, enjoyed it and felt the impulse to forward anything about the show’s extension, that would be much appreciated. La Escuelita doesn’t exactly have an ad budget. If you haven't yet seen it....

It’s all new material, which I don’t say often! I’d say it’s my best show ever and would hate for you to miss it! Of course there are plenty of crass fart jokes and raunchy parodies, but there is also some heartfelt commentary on political correctness, Trannygate, NYC’s gentrification and cellphone addiction. Co-written by Beryl Mendelbaum, I have definitely found my comic voice more so than ever. And the musical influences include nods to styles as varied as Daft Punk, Katy Perry, Adele, Bobbie Gentry and Shirley Bassey.

Michael Musto called it “the funniest show in town.”

Irishcentral.com wrote: “A downtown drag fixture for over two and a half decades, in her new show Clowns Syndrome the self professed “pig in a wig” has crafted the funniest, most engagingly thoughtful and by far the most entertaining drag show I have ever seen.

Fans already know Bunny’s been a gay cultural icon and an international star for most of the two and a half decades she’s worked the scene. But along the way she’s become something much more: a brilliant standard bearer for an attitude of mind and a way of life that seems to be as lost to the Big Apple now as Tara was to Scarlett O’Hara.

The organizer of Wigstock, unarguably the most important drag festival in modern times (forget the highly scripted Drag Race) Bunny’s the new elder stateswoman of rock and roll transgression and she’s the one whose stayed truest to her sock ‘em and shock ‘em countercultural roots. “

MORE OF THIS RAVE REVIEW: http://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/cahirodoherty/Lady-Bunnys-unstoppable-Clowns-Syndrome-.html

Youtube trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f66UaoOKc9s

MORE INFO/TIX: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/629583

The tickets are cheap at $19.95 + a there’s a1 drink minimum. but if like so many, you are too broke to see it, I’ll comp you. that’s how badly I want you to see this before it closes at the end of July. Only 4 shows left! So please let me know. See what Debbie Harry, Michael Stipe, Antony of Antony And The Johnsons, Lypsinka and Simon Doonan have raved over. Thanks! —B

La Escuelita | 301 West 39th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues




July 27, 2014

New York Cool Tip:



The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York is part of a free promotion today, Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Amazon.com. The Big Apple Posse Trilogy is only for children if The Hunger Games Trilogy is only for children.


 

New York Cool Tip:

"Comfort" a New Play... exposing abuse against women
Friday, July 18th @ 6:00 PM
Saturday, July 19th @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 26th @ 1:00 PM
Sunday, July 27th @ 6:30 PM
Friday, August 1st @ 7:30 PM
The Jewel Box Theatre

The Hudson Fine Arts Foundation & The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. will be presenting the provocative new play, "Comfort", opening on Friday, July 18, 2014 at The Jewel Box Theatre in New York City and running through Friday, August 8th with a Special Gala Performance at Lincoln Center.

"Comfort" deals with the horrific acts of violence towards "Comfort Women" or "sex slaves" by the Japanese during World War II. The Japanese government would kidnap young girls as young as 14 years old from various countries including China and Korea and send them to their soldiers in the battlefield to "comfort" them. Details from some survivors attest to being raped fifty to two hundred times a day. But, more so, the play dares to bring forth the difficult subject of sex trafficking and physical abuse of women world-wide. The current political issues around this topic are expressed through movement and straight dialogue. In the play, the leading character "Peter" must produce a documentary film about Comfort Women, but his boss disagrees with Peter's chosen subject matter. In the meantime, Peter meets "Roksun", a comfort woman, in his dream. With a great mix between experimental movement & poetry about serious political matter the play presents an important subject in a palpable artistic way.

"Comfort" is Written & Directed by Jung Han Kim; Produced by Megan Fernandez; Lighting Design by James Vitale; Costume Design by Ashley Rogers; Ou Hyuk Im, Production Manager; and Luis Christian Camacho, Stage Manager. It stars Lucio Fernandez, Shannon Kelly, Taylor Schramm, David Counter, Josh Tucker, Audrey Smith, Kelsey Knight, Cat J. Lane, and Ian Jesse Curtis.

Admission: $18.00
For tickets, please visit: www.midtownfestival.org
or call: 866-811-4111

Jewel Box Theatre | @WorkShop Theatre Company
312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor
NYC


 

July 26, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


 

July 25, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

DONKEY PUNCH
Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 6pm.
July 25 - August 31
Previews begin July 25
SoHo Playhouse

After a critically acclaimed run in June, Ivy Theatre will transfer their production of Micheline Auger's DONKEY PUNCH to Off-Broadway. Directed by Audrey Alford, previews of this limited engagement begin July 25 at SoHo Playhouse. Opening night is slated for Thursday, July 31.

In DONKEY PUNCH, uninhibited Kareena delves into monogamy while her uptight best friend, Sam, starts dating a pornographer. In this fast-paced world of sex, shifting relationships, and blurred lines, is it punch or be punched?

DONKEY PUNCH stars Stephen Stout (The Mysteries and Restoration Comedy at The Flea), Cleo Gray (A Cautionary Tail at The Flea), Lauren Dortch Crozier (Black Ice at MITF), and Michael Drew with set by Jason Simms, lighting by Mark Hankla, sound by Jacob Subotnick, and costumes by Tristan Raines. The production team includes Stephanie Garcia (Stage Manager), Samantha Turlington (Assistant Stage Manager), Darling & Company/Jennifer Conley Darling (General Management), Eva C. Scanlan (Company Manager), Megan Eileen Kosmoski (Marketing), Amber Mathis & Nick Bixby (Production Management), Michelle Jasmine (Production Assistant), Robin Miller (Production Assistant), and CMcKenna Casting (Casting).

Tickets are $25 for previews, $45 after at 212-691-1555 or www.sohoplayhouse.com.

SoHo Playhouse| 15 Vandam Street
Between Varick Street and 6th Avenue
Accessible from the C & E trains at Spring Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

2014 Films on the Green Program
Fridays May 30th to August 1st
Final Screening September 4th
Various Venues

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE and the City of New York Parks & Recreation.

This year, screenings will take place every Friday from May 30 to August 1, and the finale screening will be on September 4 at Columbia University. As an added bonus, DJs play tunes before each screening.

This year’s theme is a play on the 1966 Godard film title Masculin Feminin, “Masculin / Masculin,” which presents a gamut of colorful male figures in French film—lovers, heroes, gangsters, and rebels. From love to war, and from neuroses to humor, this year’s festival offers the most memorable of the masculin in classic love stories, thrilling film noir, and deadpan French comedies.

For more information, please visit our website:
http://frenchculture.org/film-tv-and-new-media/festivals/films-green-2014

Or our social media cites for updates:
Facebook: facebook.com/FilmsontheGreen

Twitter: @FilmsontheGreen
Instagram: instagram.com/filmsonthegreen

Below is the full schedule with dates, locations and film titles:

2014 Films on the Green Festival Schedule •May 30 - Central Park: Purple Noon by René Clément •June 6 - Washington Square Park: Les Tontons Flingueurs by George Lautner •June 13 - Washington Square Park: Buffet Froid by Bertrand Blier •June 20 - Tompkins Square Park: The Women on the 6th Floor by Philippe Le Guay •June 27 - Tompkins Square Park: La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz •July 11 - Riverside Park, Pier I: The Moustache by Emmanuel Carrère •July 18 - Riverside Park, Pier I: Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir •July 25 - Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): Le Magnifique by Philippe de Broca •August 1 - Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): 2 Autumns, 3 Winters by Sébastien Betbeder •Sept. 4 - Columbia University (at 116th St): The French Minister by Bertrand Tavernier


July 24, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

BALLET HISPANICO
Sombrerísimo
Victory Dance
July 23-25, 2014
The New Victory Theater

Ballet Hispanico will perform audience favorite Sombrerísimo by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa from July 23-25 at Victory Dance, a pilot initiative of The New Victory Theater to provide free dance performances to New York City kids this summer.

Each week, Victory Dance will feature three daytime performances free of charge for Victory Dance Summer Education Partnership students. Additionally, one evening performance at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street) will be made available for the general public at $10 per ticket. Every performance will be followed by a talk-back with the choreographers. Tickets for Victory Dance are available online (NewVictory.org) and by telephone (646.223.3010).

Ballet Hispanico's Sombrerísimo will be presented in a program that includes works from LAVA, Monica Bill Barnes & Company, and Lil Buck:

Performance Schedule

Program B: July 23-25
School/Day Camp Performances: July 23-25 at 11:00am Public Performance: July 24 at 7:00pm
• LAVA Heart Beat Hoops by Sarah East Johnson
• Monica Bill Barnes & Company I Love Vegas and Anna's Interview by Monica Bill Barnes
• Lil Buck The Swan by Lil Buck • Ballet Hispanico Sombrerísimo by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

New Victory Theatre | 209 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036


 

July 23, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Bryant Park After Work
Wednesday, July 23
Morley 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Fountain Terrace

The international artist and native New Yorker performs all over the world, bringing her uplifting blend of jazz, folk, and soul with deep grooves and conscious lyrics. www.morleymusic.org

Morley, lead vocals
Amanda Ruzza, bass
Alex Nolan, guitar
Mauricio Zottarelli, drums

Program:
Softly
Temporary Lighthouses
Be the One
Love and Understanding
Pleasure
Free Fall
When I Love You
Desert Girl
Kicking Off the Covers
Sweeping Stars
Women of Hope

Curated by Somi.

About Bryant Park After Work
Original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist, Somi.

Bryant Park | Fountain Terrace


 

July 22, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Lady Bunny
Clowns Syndrome
Tuesdays at 8PM in July
La Escuelita

Hi! I’d love to invite you to see Clowns Syndrome, my 1 & 1/2 woman show at La Escuelita. It’s every Tuesday night at 8PM. It’s been extended twice but must close at the end of July when I leave for Provincetown for the month of August. Forgive me if you’ve already seen it and you’re getting this email for the second time. But if you saw it, enjoyed it and felt the impulse to forward anything about the show’s extension, that would be much appreciated. La Escuelita doesn’t exactly have an ad budget. If you haven't yet seen it....

It’s all new material, which I don’t say often! I’d say it’s my best show ever and would hate for you to miss it! Of course there are plenty of crass fart jokes and raunchy parodies, but there is also some heartfelt commentary on political correctness, Trannygate, NYC’s gentrification and cellphone addiction. Co-written by Beryl Mendelbaum, I have definitely found my comic voice more so than ever. And the musical influences include nods to styles as varied as Daft Punk, Katy Perry, Adele, Bobbie Gentry and Shirley Bassey.

Michael Musto called it “the funniest show in town.”

Irishcentral.com wrote: “A downtown drag fixture for over two and a half decades, in her new show Clowns Syndrome the self professed “pig in a wig” has crafted the funniest, most engagingly thoughtful and by far the most entertaining drag show I have ever seen.

Fans already know Bunny’s been a gay cultural icon and an international star for most of the two and a half decades she’s worked the scene. But along the way she’s become something much more: a brilliant standard bearer for an attitude of mind and a way of life that seems to be as lost to the Big Apple now as Tara was to Scarlett O’Hara.

The organizer of Wigstock, unarguably the most important drag festival in modern times (forget the highly scripted Drag Race) Bunny’s the new elder stateswoman of rock and roll transgression and she’s the one whose stayed truest to her sock ‘em and shock ‘em countercultural roots. “

MORE OF THIS RAVE REVIEW: http://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/cahirodoherty/Lady-Bunnys-unstoppable-Clowns-Syndrome-.html

Youtube trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f66UaoOKc9s

MORE INFO/TIX: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/629583

The tickets are cheap at $19.95 + a there’s a1 drink minimum. but if like so many, you are too broke to see it, I’ll comp you. that’s how badly I want you to see this before it closes at the end of July. Only 4 shows left! So please let me know. See what Debbie Harry, Michael Stipe, Antony of Antony And The Johnsons, Lypsinka and Simon Doonan have raved over. Thanks! —B

La Escuelita | 301 West 39th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues




July 21, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

ZOMBIE STRIPPERS
THE MUSICAL
JULY 21 at 3PM
July 25 at 9PM
July 26 at 1PM
FORD FOUNDATION STUDIO THEATRE

PERSHING SQUARE SIGNATURE CENTER

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Spectre Productions, LLC will present the new Pop Musical, ZOMBIE STRIPPERS, featuring Billboard chart-topping pop singer Sariah (“Deep N Luv”), July 21 at 3PM, July 25 at 9PM & July 26 at 1PM, at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd St. ZOMBIE STRIPPERS is directed by Diane Englert with book, Lyrics and music by Mark LaPierre.

What do you get when you mix the Undead, Strippers, a horrible boyfriend and a Banshee with a super sultry pop/dance score? ZOMBIE STRIPPERS! Rebooting the Dance Musical for the club generation, ZOMBIE STRIPPERS makes you happy you are in a theatre seat, even as you want to shake yourself out of it. Part fast-paced farce, part sweet friendship story, all sexy and hilarious, this musical takes place in one wild night in a graveyard where one has come to mourn, one has come to murder, and many have come back from the dead!

Tickets are $25 and available online at www.nymf.org or by calling tel: 212-352-310.
Online: Website: www.zombiestrippersmusical.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dancezombiemusical

ZOMBIE STRIPPERS is is an official selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival.

FORD FOUNDATION STUDIO THEATRE AT THE PERSHING SQUARE SIGNATURE CENTER | 480 West 42nd Street




July 20, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Immersive Off-Broadway Theater Hit Continues
THEN SHE FELL
Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm & 10:30pm.
Through August 31, 2014
** May Workshop Series Announced **
Kingsland Ward at St. Johns

Third Rail Projects' critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of THEN SHE FELL continues to take audiences down the rabbit hole through summer 2014. This immersive theater event is inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). It is written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett and in collaboration with The Company. Performances of this open-ended run take place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that allows the action to play out on 3 floors. Tickets are currently on sale through August 31, 2014. Third Rail will also offer a series of May workshops that share the methods and tools used by the company to create new work.

THEN SHE FELL is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which only 15 audience members at a time explore a dreamlike world where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into lushly designed performance space. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an ‘Alice-like’ experience for audience members as they explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes; encounter performers one-on-one; unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history; use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets; and imbibe custom designed elixirs.

Throughout May, the company will present a series of workshops that share the choreographic methods and tools used by Third Rail Projects, focused on composition, site-specific techniques, and the body. The workshops include The Organic Body: Bones on May 10; Directing Techniques for Choreographers on May 16; Performing for 100, 10 or 1: Immersive Performance Skills on May 22 and Vocalization on May 29. For more information and to register, visit www.thirdrailprojects.com/education.

Tickets are $95 - $200, available at www.thenshefell.com. Private events are also available; visit the website for more information. The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns is located 195 Maujer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (just 2 blocks off of the L train at Grand Street). Performances begin promptly and there is absolutely no late admittance and no refunds. Admittance is strictly limited to audience members 21 years of age and over; all audience members must bring valid government-issued photo IDs. The performance lasts roughly 2 hours without intermission. Because of the immersive nature of this piece, audiences may be standing for significant periods of time over the course of the performance. Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. This performance is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable standing, walking, climbing stairs or being alone. For more information call 718-374-5196.

The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns | 195 Maujer Street (in Williamsburg) | Brooklyn


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Fire Island Dance Festival’s
20th Anniversary in Fire Island Pines
Friday, July 18th Leadership Event
Saturday, July 19 at 5 pm (open bar starting at 4 pm)
Sunset performance on Saturday, July 19 at 7 pm (open bar following)
Closing performance on Sunday, July 20 at 5 pm (open bar following).
Fire Island Pines


Fire Island Dance Festival, the most anticipated event of the season on Fire Island, returns July 18-20, 2014, for its stunning 20th anniversary edition, featuring some of the most exciting and talked-about dance companies in the industry. The festival, produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, is performed outdoors against the dazzling backdrop of the Great South Bay.
Since the summer of 1995, Fire Island Dance Festival has grown to become the cultural and charitable event of the summer in Fire Island Pines, raising more than $3.3 million.

The 20th anniversary celebration kicks off with the Friday night Leadership Event, an intimate evening reserved for Leadership Supporters. The excitement continues throughout the weekend with three Fire Island Dance Festival performances: the opening performance on Saturday, July 19 at 5 pm (open bar starting at 4 pm); sunset performance on Saturday, July 19 at 7 pm (open bar following); and closing performance on Sunday, July 20 at 5 pm (open bar following). Each performance features acclaimed and emerging dancers and dance companies.
Leadership Supporters enjoy an elevated festival experience including the Leadership Event with cocktails on Friday, highly coveted tickets to the sunset performance on Saturday or priority seating at either 5 pm performance and prominent recognition in the harbor and throughout the Pines.
Beginning May 24, tickets also will be available in person on weekends in the Fire Island Pines Harbor. Leadership tickets start at $325. Individual tickets for the 5 pm performances are $125.


Tickets for Fire Island Dance Festival are on sale now at dradance.org or by phone at 212.840.0770, ext. 268.

Fire Island The Pines


 

July 19, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

"Twelfth Night"
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
July 10 to 26, 2014
Municipal Parking Lot

Illyria becomes the Parking Lot itself in Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's production of "Twelfth Night" directed by Hamilton Clancy, to be presented by The Drilling Company from July 10 to 26 in the Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets. The production is an homage to the Parking Lot, which is the Lower East Side's most famous Shakespeare venue and has been covered by media throughout the world for its uniqueness. The scruffy urban acre has been home to Shakespeare in the Parking Lot for two decades but is scheduled to be swallowed up when the long-vacant Seward Park Urban Renewal Area gives way to Essex Crossing, a giant mixed-used development, capping a half century of "progress" since the city laid the groundwork for the megaproject by demolishing the tenement homes of 1,800 Lower East Side families. Shakespeare in the Parking Lot was begun in 1995 by Expanded Arts under the artistic direction of Jennifer Spahr. When Ms. Spahr retired in 2000, an organization known as Ludlow Ten was formed under the direction of Leonard McKenzie. The Drilling Company began co-producing SITPL with Ludlow Ten in 2001. After Mr. McKenzie's retirement in 2005, The Drilling Company was asked to continue the great tradition of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Performances are FREE and play Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM. For more info call 212-873-9050 or visit www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.com.

Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets,Manhattan
New York, NY, 10002
(Subways: F to Delancey Street, walk one block south.)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Roof Top Films Presents
10,000KM (Carlos Marques-Marcet | 99 min.)
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music by Adrianne Lenker
9:00PM Film Begins
11:30PM After Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits and Bulleit Bourbon
Saturday, July 19, 2014
The Roof and Courtyard of Industry City

Alexandra and Sergi have been together for years and are very much in love. They live in Barcelona, Spain and are planning to have a baby. But when an artist residency in Los Angeles offers Alexandra a one-year all expenses paid chance to re-launch her photography career, the couple’s plan becomes complicated. Separated by 10,000 kilometers, Alexandra and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. Does “distance” really test our love or does it justify our capacity to fall out of it?

Director Carlos Marques-Marcet’s beautifully constructed feature debut seems to come out of nowhere with the perfect synthesis of style, acting and film technique. Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter) stars as Alexandra alongside David Verdaguer, who plays Sergi, a student preparing for his teaching exam. Their relationship is skillfully established through an intimate 22-minute opening shot – exclusively inside their apartment – as they make love, eat breakfast and go about their day. Raw, passionate performances and palpable chemistry between the two leads make each frame exciting to watch. However, the email from the artist residency disrupts this calm and sends both the couple and the film’s structure into disarray. The latter chapters are told through fragmented sequences of blurry video-chats, emails, Facebook updates, and text messages and we see the characters begin to transform. In the hands of a less skilled storyteller, this narrative could have come across as gimmicky, but Marques-Marcet’s clever execution instead reinforces the films core themes and sets 10,000 KM apart from others in its genre.

With their realities now only shared virtually, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart. By structuring the film edit and varied techniques in order to mirror the characters’ relationship, 10,000 KM manages to achieve one of the most singular and believable portraits of a modern-day relationship to date.

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2014/schedule/-10000-km-long-distance/

The Roof and Courtyard of Industry City | 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232




July 18, 2014

Roof Top Films Presents
MATEO (Aaron I. Naar | 85 min.)
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30 PM Live Music by Matthew Stoneman
9:00PM Film Begins
10:30PM Q&A with filmmaker Aaron I. Naar and subject Matthew Stoneman (Mateo)
11:30PM After Party
Friday, July 18, 2014
The Roof and Courtyard of Industry City

At a nearly empty open mic night in Los Angeles, people sit on the floor listening to an unassuming, redheaded man with a guitar awkwardly introduce himself for far too long. For the last 13 years this man, known simply as Mateo, has been living and working as America’s first white mariachi singer, playing guitar and singing in Spanish at Mexican restaurants and private events across the city. However peculiar his profession may sound, it is nowhere near as strange as his transformation from Matthew Stoneman, a New Hampshire born pop musician with an Elton John sound. In the mid-90s, with his personal music struggling to find an audience, Matthew took to a life of crime, and was eventually incarcerated for five years in a maximum-security state penitentiary for robbery. During his stint he struck up a friendship with a group of Mexican musicians in the prison recess yard who soon taught him hundreds of Spanish-language classics. He emerged as the mysterious, angelic-voiced Mateo.

For the last four years, director Aaron I. Naar has watched the enigmatic Mateo weave a strange path from the street corners of Los Angeles to the revered recording studios in Havana, Cuba. On the brink of completing an album of original songs in Havana, Mateo struggles to keep his demons in check, which seem all too plausible in derailing his goal. Shockingly candid onscreen, Mateo is revealed as complicated man living disparate lives – a simple, mostly solitary existence in Los Angeles and a self-indulgent, almost destructive one in Cuba. Mateo captures, with a piercing gaze, a portrait of a troubled artist living with a checkered past, fraught with poor management, Cuban women, and family turmoil as he moves towards a still unclear future.

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2014/schedule/mateo/

The Roof and Courtyard of Industry City | 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232



July 17, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

HEADLINE: The Theater at St. John’s Presents
Quasimango, The Lunchbox of Notre Dame
The Hot New One-Man, Ten-Mango Musical
July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
7 PM
It’s Smoothies For Us All!
The Theater at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church


Fresh off successful runs at Dixon Place and Manhattan International Theatre Festival, Bob Katz, “The Folk Punk Woody Allen”, and his rascally mangos present “Quasimango, the Lunchbox of Notre Dame”, a one-man, ten-mango musical, in which our hero, a deformed mango, strives to win the affection of Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheerleader Esmeralda Kelly. As Esmeralda is traded to the never-winning Columbia University Lions, Quasi follows her from South Bend, Indiana to the North Pole to a cataclysmic climax at Columbia’s football stadium. Sung and narrated by a single performer who assumes more than ten roles – nine of them mangos – this combination of folk, blues, rock, and rap tells a story like no other. Refreshments will be served! Party with the mangos!

INFO for listing
Tickets: $10 suggested donation to the Church
To Reserve Tickets: Bobcatzy@Verizon.net


The Theater at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church | 81 Christopher Street
Between 7th Ave and Bleeker Street
New York, N.Y. 10014
Video Trailer: https://vimeo.com/85861576




July 16, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Bryant Park After Work
Wednesday, July 16 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Howard Fishman and The Biting Fish Brass Band
Bryant Park | Fountain Terrace


From New Orleans to NYC, Howard Fishman fuses a blend of early jazz, blues, and country music that goes toe-to-toe with his pop, classical and experimental leanings. www.howardfishman.com

Kenney Bentley, tuba
Etienne Charles, trumpet
Jeremy Clemmons, drums
Howard Fishman, guitar
Mark Williams, trombone

Curated by Ethan Lipton.

About Bryant Park After Work
Original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist, Somi.

Bryant Park | Fountain Terrace



July 15, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

BALLET HISPANICO and second company BHdos
City Parks Foundation's SUMMERSTAGE
Wednesday July 15th @ 8PM
SummerStage at Central Park

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's premier Latino dance organization since 1970, will perform a dynamic trio of works at SummerStage at Central Park on Wednesday, July 16 at 8pm. The program for the evening will include Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's Asuka, a special piece celebrating the life and music of Celia Cruz on the anniversary of her 2003 passing. Ms. Cruz last performed in Central Park's SummerStage in 2002. Ballet Hispanico's pre-professional second company, BHdos, will also participate in SummerStage with a performance at St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on Friday, July 11 at 7pm.

SUMMERSTAGE, New York's largest free performing arts festival, bringing over 100 free performances to 14 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin and World music to dance, comedy and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City's summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception twenty-nine years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. The festival runs from June 3rd to August 24th.

Tickets for both shows are free.


Summerstage in Central Park | At 72nd Street
St. Mary's Park | 450 Saint Anns Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455


 

July 14, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

RE - TRACING THE LAND
Curated by Allison Young
July 11 - August 15, 2014
Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday: 12 - 5pm and by appointment
The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is delighted to announce the opening of Re-Tracing the Land, a group exhibition curated by Allison Young, winner of the 2014 NARS Emerging Curator Program Open Call.

Space has been shaped and molded from historical and natural elements, but this has been a political process. Space is political and ideological. It is a product literally filled with ideologies. - Henri Lefebvre

Re-Tracing the Land features artworks that seek to reveal the interrelationships between landscape, historical memory, and social experience. By evoking the act of tracing – to conjure the Latin root of geography: ‘earth writing’ – artistic meaning may be found in the Derridian implications of presence and absence, the act of demarcation and tracing borders, or the specters of past histories and traces of memory that inhabit charged spaces. Each artist re-presents landscape using a range of media from photography and collage to video and sound.

NARS Foundation | 201 46th Street 4th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220
www.narsfoundation.org


July 13, 2014

New York Cool Tip:



Bastille Day Celebration on 60th Street
Sunday, July 13, from 12–5pm
Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue, NYC



Celebrate all things French at FIAF's legendary Bastille Day fête, offering fun for the whole family with an afternoon of food, culture, and entertainment. Enjoy live music, eat delicious French food, enter to win incredible prizes, and explore the many attractions that await you on 60th Street. Don't forget to invite your friends on Facebook!

Download: Day's Schedule & Activities (pdf)

Enjoy:
Prize Drawing | Wine, Cheese, Cocktail & Beer Tastings | Culinary Treats | Performances | Family Fun | French Workshops | Twitter Challenge | FIAF Membership Discount




July 11, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


Bounce Boat Featuring Just Blaze, Minnesota, Willy Joy, Buku & More
July 11th from 6 PM to 12 AM
Hornblower Infinity

Bounce Boat “The World’s Premier Dance Cruise” has evolved; come watch this new-and-improved beast of the sea take its next voyage of the 2014 season on Friday, June 11th featuring Just Blaze, Minnesota, Willy Joy, and Buku! This year, Bounce Boat (Bounce Media Group’s flagship event) will feature a more robust schedule with larger talent and more debauchery and surprises than ever before. Bounce Boat is the most impressive ride on the Hudson: equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, a fully sound-integrated LED light system, and spacious facilities on all three floors and the Skydeck. We’ll be hitting the high seas with an increased capacity of 1,200 beautiful people.

Contact us at 470-222-6289 or by email at info@bounceboat.com. Tickets start $45 each. The Facebook link for this event is
https://www.facebook.com/events/893518227331885/. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bounce-boat-ft-just-blaze-minnesota-buku-willy-joy-tickets-11969277431?aff=FacebookEvent

Hornblower Infinity Pier 40 | 353 West St. New York, New York


July 10, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

ValueVille
Monday July 7th. 7pm
Thursday July 10th. 9pm
Friday July 11th. 5pm
Saturday July 12th. 1pm
Sunday July 13th. 8pm
PTC Performance Space


Book by, Rowen Casey

ValueVille, the musical about one man’s hellish experience working the night-shift at a giant superstore -- where nothing is what it seems, is an official selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Next Link Project. ValueVille is no ordinary place of business and Eddie is about to find out just how different his new place of business is. When he awakes on his first scheduled night-shift assignment, Eddie is desperate for answers as to why Corporate has sent him. Slowly he begins to learn the truth about his past through a series of run-ins with his guarded former flame, the sudden appearance of his flighty grandmother, and his utterly monstrous co-workers. With a spirited contemporary score as colorful as the dubious band of characters employed at ValueVille, this musical is a razor-sharp comedic journey about the price you pay at the final checkout.

Tickets are available by calling 212- 352-3101 or visit, www.nymf.org
Ticket Price: $25.00

PTC Performance Space | 555 West 42nd Street
(between 10th & 11th Avenues)



Another New York Cool Tip:

On the Terrace: Sketch and Sip
Thursday, July 10th 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 24 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 31 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York

Put pencil to paper and relax with drinks on the Museum of the City of New York’s elegant Fifth Avenue terrace, overlooking the Central Park Conservatory Gardens. A professional artist will guide participants through the techniques of sketching architectural details (July 10), the natural world (July 24), and people (July 31) at the Sketch and Sip program. The July 31 session will also include a visit to the City Museum’s summer exhibition, In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose, on view through Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Open to participants ages 21 and up; includes use of materials and two drinks. Reservations and pre-payment required. $20/session or $50/3 sessions for Museum members, students, and seniors; $25/session or $65/3 sessions for all others.

In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose, 1961-1963 is the first exhibition of the esteemed photographer’s images of sunbathers and swimmers on New York City’s most famous beach. The diversity of people—and what they are doing—is immediately arresting, as the photographs capture intimate portraits of regular and uninhibited New Yorkers in a world of their own. Featuring 70 unseen photographs, the exhibition will include one section showcasing individuals and couples and another featuring the crowded beach and onlookers on the Coney Island boardwalk.

Visit www.mcny.org to learn more.

Museum of the City of New York | 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street



July 9, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Concrete Timbre presents Voices of justice and consanguinity…
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern® Museum

A multidisciplinary exploration of freedom, independence, free-thinking, and relationships composed by: Ivy Adrian, Christopher Hall, Manuela Lechler, Lillian Redl, and Ann Warren. On July 9 1776, five days after America separated from England, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud in New York City. Concrete Timbre recreates the Declaration along with other original compositions reviving revolutionary ideas with contemporary relevance through music, text, and visuals in a multidisciplinary exploration of freedom, independence, free-thinking, and relationships with genres ranging from jazz to poetry to electro-acoustic to classical. Compositions include: The Declaration of Independence by Christopher Hall (text by Thomas Jefferson), Mavericks in Sheol by Ann Warren (text by Nancy Greening), 3 songs by Lillian Redl: The Drum (Poem by John Scott Amwell), I Hear an Army (Poem by James Joyce), and The Dark Hills (Poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson), Anniad, newly conceived by Emma DeGrand (Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks*), and Cabbage Moon by Manuela Lechler (Text by Jan Wahl). [*Performed by Consent of Brooks Permissions] Performances by: Ivy Adrian, Telma Bernardo, Nathalie Bryant, Gina Cuffari, Lauri Galbreath, David A. Green, Christopher Hall, Comfort Katchy, Eric Kramer, Margaret Lancaster, Manuela Lechler, Tracey Conyer Lee, Aleksandra Miglowiec, Kyoko Oyobe, Christopher Poeschl, Libya Pugh, and Darrell Smith. For more information visit: www.concretetimbre.com

Tickets: Free with RSVP at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/26571/event/727052
Includes free museum admission for concert attendees.

Fraunces Tavern® Museum | 54 Pearl Street, corner of Broad St.


Another New York Cool Tip:

Jazz at the Shabazz
Wednesday, July 9 -- 6:00-9:00 pm
Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center


Jazz is the American art form that confronts contemporary issues, unites diverse communities and provides healing to the soul. The launch of Jazz @ The Shabazz invites you, our community, to enjoy a night of great music that is sure to reignite your senses and provoke thought through the lens of art. The second installment of our summer series features Glenn White (saxophone), Noah Jackson (bass), and Charles Goold (drums) looking at the tradition of jazz through a new lens.

Tickets: $10 at the door
Call (212) 568-1341 for more information
Or visit http://TheShabazzCenter.net


Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway | New York, NY
165th St. & Broadway, near the 168th St. station for the A and 1 trains


 

July 8, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Arthur Miller’s
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Mondays – Saturdays at 8PM
Matinees on Sat and Sun at 3PM.
June 19th through Sunday June 29th
Roy Aria Studios’ Stage IV Theatre

DEATH OF A SALESMAN is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. This production uses all of the original setting, year and dialogue, while changing the Lomans to South Asians to demonstrate the universal themes: complicated family relationships, disappointment in life choices, and the ability to misunderstand and be unable to help someone you have known your entire life.

The production features a cast of South Asians playing the Lomans and will officially open on Sunday, June 22nd at 8PM. Juan Reinoso directs.
The cast of DEATH OF A SALESMAN includes Vishaal Reddy (Willy Loman), Saima Huq (Linda Loman), Sagar Kiran Patel (Biff Loman), Rahul Rai (Happy Loman), Harsh Lochan (Uncle Ben/Happy Loman understudy), Danea Robinson (Ms Francis understudy), Stephanie Uttro (Ms Francis), Tommy Bernardi (Bernard), Brandon Reimer (Bernard understudy/Stanley understudy), Christopher Romero Wilson (Charley), Jim Cairl (Charley understudy), Maite Uzal (Jenny), Charlie Gorrilla (Howard Wagner), Vincent Bivona (Stanley), Amanda Rose Antonucci (Miss Forsyth), Lauren Gralton (Miss Forsyth understudy), Rachel Neiheisel (Letta) and Rebeca Fong (Letta understudy).

The run time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes with an intermission.

To order tickets by phone call (866) 811-4111

Roy Aria Studios’ Stage IV Theatre | 300 West 43rdStreet.


July 6, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

THE MYSTERIES
** 48 Playwrights Rework The Bible **
Monday & Thursday – Saturday at 6:30
Sunday at 4:30
Previews begin April 3
April 3 - July 14th
The Flea

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of The Bible. Playwrights commissioned by Jim Simpson and Carol Ostrow including Tony Award and Academy Award winners and nominees David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Billy Porter, José Rivera and Jeff Whitty; Flea alumni, Mallery Avidon, Trista Baldwin, Erin Courtney, Yussef El Guindi, Amy Freed, Sean Graney, Nick Jones, Qui Nguyen, and Jenny Schwartz; and a host of notable newcomers, Marc Acito, Johnna Adams, Liz Duffy Adams, Bill Cain, CollaborationTown, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Eisa Davis, Gabriel Jason Dean, Chris Dimond, Madeleine George, Kate Gersten, Peter Gil-Sheridan, Sevan Greene, Kirsten Greenidge, Lillian Groag, Jordan Harrison, Lucas Hnath, Ann Marie Healy, Meghan Kennedy, Kimber Lee, Kenneth Lin, Laura Marks, Ellen McLaughlin, Michael Mitnick, Don Nguyen, Dael Orlandersmith, A. Rey Pamatmat, Max Posner, Kate Moira Ryan, Najla Said, Matthew Stephen Smith, Lloyd Suh, Jason Williamson and Bess Wohl join together to tell the entire History of man’s salvation in 50 episodes from the fall of Lucifer through and including Judgment Day. Previews begin April 3 with opening slated for April 20.

Tickets are $15 - $75 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. All tickets will include dinner along with the performance. Running time is approximately 6 hours with 2 intermissions including dinner and desert in the respective breaks. $100 VIP tickets are also available.. Purchase tickets by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway
Three blocks south of Canal
Close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.


 

July 5, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

TRAPPED NYC
Multiple times on a Thursday-Sunday schedule
Will expand to additional weekdays
Opening Friday, June 13th, 2014
Open Run

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (CSV)

NYC Haunt Holdings, LLC, on the heels of the critically acclaimed KILLERS and KILLERS2 haunted attractions, is proud to announce their next immersive theatrical experience: TRAPPED NYC. This is a live-action escape room where audiences are locked in a room and have to solve a series of clues to find the keys that get you out. The inaugural rooms – “House Arrest” and “Project: Puppet” open Friday, June 13th. Tickets on sale in advance only! For reservations and more information go to www.TrappedNYC.com.

Over the past few years thousands upon thousands of players have tested their mettle in real life escape rooms, a narrative puzzle adventure that puts its players in a race against the clock to identify and solve a series of increasingly challenging puzzles. Starting this summer, NYC Haunt Holdings, the producer of Nightmare Haunted House wants to create the most captivating real life gaming experience out there, TRAPPED NYC. In their game, players will pay to be locked inside a themed room with only a few clues to help them escape. TRAPPED NYC will continue the Nightmare team’s unique theatricality and visceral scenarios and challenge participants to escape from a specially designed locked room in an action-packed 60 minutes utilizing logic, math, common sense, probability, teamwork, wit and a dash of physical skill. With scenarios and sets straight out of Hollywood, TRAPPED NYC will give participants the chance to try their luck in real life video games. Luckily for them, they won't be alone, as up to 10 others can join them on their adventure. The goal is simple: search for clues, solve the riddles, and most importantly escape the room - before it's too late!

“Project: Puppet” has you locked in a room teeming with a variety of puppets. But don’t worry; they are all there to help you. Well, most of them anyway. Solve a clue and they will give you another. We hope you don’t have pediophobia because they are your salvation. You have an hour to escape or they’ll be your only friends forever!

In “House Arrest” you will be trapped in what feels like your typical NYC apartment: small, intimate and full of roommates (your fellow puzzlers). You usually just feel trapped inside your NYC home, but now you are for real! In this cramped city dwelling you will have to solve puzzles just to access the bathroom, look in the refrigerator, or to watch TV…oh, and to leave! You only have an hour to get out or else I hope you like the paint job; you’ll be staring at it for a very long time.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrappedNYC
Twitter: @NIGHTMARENYC
Instagram: NightmareNewYork

Current schedule and ticket prices can all be found on www.TrappedNYC.com

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (CSV)| 107 Suffolk Street
Between Rivington and Delancey




July 4, 2014

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July 3, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films Presents the World Premiere of Adam Newport-Berra’s Thanksgiving
Featuring performance by Reggie Watts.
Thursday, July 3rd
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30 PM Live Musical Performance from Reggie Watts
9:00PM Film Begins
10:30PM Q&A with filmmaker Adam Newport-Berra
11:30PM After Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka & Gin
On the roof and in the courtyard of Industry City

Rooftop Films is proud to present the World Premiere of Adam Newport-Berra’s solo directorial debut, Thanksgiving. This special night will feature a performance from internationally renowned musician/comedian Reggie Watts (who also has a role in the film), a Q&A with director Adam Newport-Berra, as well as an after party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka & Gin.

The film follows Alex & Amy, a young couple celebrating Thanksgiving with their chic bohemian friends in their idyllic Brooklyn apartment, and the existential conundrums that arise when Amy’s brother Will arrives unexpectedly and throws their feast into a tizzy, questioning what it is we’re truly “thankful” for.

“Rooftop Films is proud to be presenting such an impressive feature film debut by a talented new director,” says Rooftop Films program director Dan Nuxoll. “Adam Newport-Berra has displayed his considerable talents as a cinematographer on dozens of feature-length and short film projects over the last several years, and with Thanksgiving he shows that he has a gift for storytelling and for working with actors as well. Thanksgiving is a nuanced and thoughtful film about young love and jealousy, and we are excited to have the opportunity to introduce it to our audiences this summer.”

Preceded by the short film
MANICURE (Stephanie Ahn | New York, NY | 10 min.)
A young man is paid an unexpected visit on the morning of his mother’s funeral.

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2014/schedule/thanksgiving/


On the roof and in the courtyard of Industry City | 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

 




Another New York Cool Tip:

April Brucker
I Came, I Saw, I Sang: Show and Book Event
July 3 @ 7:30
Don't Tell Mama

A night of songs and stories from the singing telegram trenches

Featuring burlesque by cabaret favorite Caroline Durham, stories by singing telegram master Jon Shipley, as well as other special guests. Hosted by April Brucker (TLC, NBC, author of I Came, I Saw, I Sang)

12 dollar cover gets you entrance and purchase of the book. f you have your book, bring it and get in for free
www.aprilbrucker.com

Don't Tell Mama | 43 west 46 st


 

July 1, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
SUMMER RECITAL SERIES
MARY-JANE LEE
GINGER COSTA-JACKSON
YUPENG WANG
DAN SAUNDERS
Presented by SummerStage
Crotona Park, Bronx
Tuesday, July 1 at 7:00pm
FREE


An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars.

Mary-Jane Lee (soprano) is in her first year of the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Most recently, she was featured as Parasha in Mavra, as part of a co-production of the Met and the Juilliard School, conducted by James Levine. She has received awards from the Met's National Council Auditions, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Vocal Competition, the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, and the Dallas Opera Guild Competition.

Ginger Costa-Jackon (mezzo-soprano) is a graduate of the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and a Samling Scholar. She made her Met debut in the Opening Night Gala of the 2008-09 season and has since appeared in the Met premiere of Nixon in China, new productions of Thaïs and Manon, and in Cavalleria Rusticana, Lulu, La Fanciulla del West, Carmen, and Francesca da Rimini. Next season, she will appear in Xavier Montsalvatge's El Gato con Botas with Gotham Chamber Opera in New York and return to the Met as Lola in a new production of Cavalleria Rusticana.

Yunpeng Wang (baritone) is in his first year of the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This past season, he was featured as Fieramosca in Benvenuto Cellini as part of a co-production of the Met and the Juilliard School, conducted by James Levine. He was a first prize-winner in the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition at the Manhattan School of Music in 2013 and recently won the Second Place Prize, the Zarzuela Prize, and the Audience Award at Plácido Domingo's Operalia World Opera Competition.

Dan Saunders is increasingly well known to audiences around the world as an accomplished conductor and pianist. An assistant conductor to James Levine and Seiji Ozawa and a recitalist with many of the world's finest soloists, he served as the associate conductor of the Virginia Opera from 2000 until 2006 and is currently an assistant conductor with the Met. This past season, he served on the music staff for Met productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Fledermaus, and Arabella.

 




June 30, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

JENNY SCHEINMAN
CELEBRATES NEW ALBUM THE LITTLEST PRISONER
Monday, June 30
Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 7:30pm
LE POISSON ROUGE

Watch/Share video for JENNY SCHEINMAN "Run, Run, Run"
http://youtu.be/KFfM3UUG0i4
Critically-hailed singer, violinist, composer and arranger Jenny Scheinman will celebrate the release of her latest album, The Littlest Prisoner, with a performance at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on Monday, June 30. She'll be joined by her core trio featuring guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Brian Blade.

Available now on Sony Masterworks, The Littlest Prisoner is Scheinman's eighth studio effort to date. It was mixed by Grammy-nominated producer, Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case, My Morning Jacket, Sufjan Stevens) and was recorded in just three days of tracking at Martine’s Flora Studio in Portland, Oregon.

Tickets: $20 Advance; $25 Day of Show; 18 & Over


Le Poisson Rouge | 158 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 505-3474


June 29, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

NYC'S ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
GROOVIN' IN THE PARK RETURNS
SUN. JUNE 29
ROY WILKINS PARK

WITH STAR-STUDDED LINE UP

Performances by Air Supply, Beres Hammond, Chronixx &
Marcia Griffiths & Friends (Judy Mowatt, John Holt & Bob Andy)

NYC's 4th annual Groovin' In The Park concert will hit Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY on Sunday, June 29th, 2014. This year serves up an exciting dose reggae, soul and pop-rock performances into one jam-packed day. Jamaica's soulful hitmaker Beres Hammond and Australian pop-rock legends Air Supply will headline the show. Chronixx, one of Jamaica's most-talked about rising roots stars, will make his NYC festival debut, and Marcia Griffiths celebrates her 50th year in reggae with a few of her friends (John Holt, Judy Mowatt and Bob Andy). The one-day extravaganza will also showcase exciting elements of Jamaican culture with its mouthwatering cuisine and the island's exciting fashion. For more information, log on to www.groovininthepark.com.

Groovin' In The Park 2014 will be a day to remember. Sponsors supporting the celebration this year include Grace Kennedy, TD Bank, SQPA, Nutrament, Western Union, MoneyGram, The Smoke House, The Door Restaurant, Bullzii and Groovin Radio.

Since 2011, Groovin' In The Park has consistently brought world-class entertainment to New York City. Previous performers include Gladys Knight, Babyface, Machel Mantano, Beres Hammond, Jimmy Cliff, Patti Labelle and TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank).

www.groovininthepark.com / www.facebook.com/groovininthepark
/www.twitter.com/groovinconcert

Gates open: 12pm / Show: 2pm
All Ages (Kids 12 & under are free)
Ticket Price: GA $59.99, VIP $149.99
www.groovininthepark.com / +1 (347) 980-2252

Roy Wilkins Park | Merrick and Baisley Blvd | Queens, NY 11434





June 26, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Michael Levesque's
JULES
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 through
Saturday, June 28, 2014 8PM
Matinee June 21st, 28th @ 3PM
Teatro LATEA Clemente Soto Velez Ctr

Come clebrate pride with the most famous female impersonator of our time.
The year is 1941. We are in a dressing room at Billy Rose's Club on Manhattan, in what was the final performance of Broadway's most famous vaudeville and film star of the time; female impersonator, Julian Eltinge. JULES is a three person drama with music from his original shows written by jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and Julian himself, celebrating the life and times, and the rise and fall of this magical, iconic performer. Starring : David Sabella* as Julian Eltinge with Cameron Hansel and Edward Prostak * Written by: Michael Levesque Directed by: Andrew Glant-Linden Musical Direction by: Tim Di Pasqua. An Equity approved showcase. *These actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Length: 90 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission $18.00
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.
Tickets (212)868-4444
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=JUL37

Teatro LATEA Clemente Soto Velez Ctr | 107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002
(Rivington-Delancey)
http://www.csvcenter.com
J, M, F, Z Trains to Delancy St.
Public Transportation: F, J, M, Z to Delancey Essex Street stop - two blocks East of Essex Street (North Side)
M14A, M9 Bus to Livingston St.
Parking: Handicap accessible through parking lot. NO PUBLIC PARKING AVAILABLE IN LOT
A/C: YES
ADA Compliant: YES


 

June 25, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

RJR & Associates Presents
The Zombies: A Musical
A New Musical Comedy
Thursday, June 12 – Sunday, July 13, 2014 (5 Week Limited Engagement)
Previews: June 12-18 / Opening Night: June 19
Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 8pm
Thursdays-Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Sundays @ 4pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Conceived and Directed by Max Resto
Book, Music & Lyrics by Max Resto
Composer/Sound Design by David J. Rios
Choreographed by Tricia Brouk

Tickets: $60 & $75. Visit ticketcentral.com or call 212-279-4200

For more information: thezombiesmusical.com

Runtime: Two Hours (plus one 15-minute intermission)


Peter Jay Sharp Theater | 416 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036



June 24, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

An Evening With Langston Hughes”
June 17th thru June 29th 7:30pm,
Sunday’s Matinee 2:30pm
The Poet’s Den Theater

Join us for an evening of laughter, joy, lively music and dance as we celebrate the phenomenal work of one of our most prolific Poet, Novelist and Playwrights of our times. THIS IS A PLAY YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS.

Directed by Janet Mitchell and featuring Kimberlee Monroe, Roger Parris, Desean Stokes and Richard Abrams.

Musical Direction by Marjorie Eliot, Stage managed by Lawrence Floyd, set design by Bill Wood, light design by Mark Benavides, Light and Sound Tech by Derrick Minter, choreographed by Lateefah Abdul-Jabbaar, and Costumes by Katherine Robinson.

TICKETS: $18 -Closing Day Sunday June 29th Dinner Theater $30. For more information visit www.eastharlempresents.org

The Poet's Den Theater | 309 East 108th Street
New York, NY 10029


 

June 23, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

THE BEST OF DINA MARTINA
June 23 & 24 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Laurie Beechman Theatre

Cult sensation DINA MARTINA returns to New York with another nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. Just in time for Gay Pride, Dina offers a delightful blend of her best unequalled songs, unnecessary dances, unattractive costumes, and unbelievable videos..

Tickets are $22. There is a $15 food/drink minimum at all performances. To purchase tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

Laurie Beechman Theatre | 407 West 42nd Street.
Inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street


June 22, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Philip Glassborow
Welcome to Terezin
June 21st at 7:30pm. June 22nd at 3pm
Provincetown Playhouse

On June 21st and 22nd New Plays for Young Audiences will present Welcome to Terezin. It is June 1944, and the International Red Cross inspector is about to arrive. Join him for a special Cabaret Concert in Terezin or Theresienstadt, as the Germans call this fortress near Prague. The Nazis call it a “Paradise Ghetto”. It is where prominent Jewish actors, writers and composers are detained for their own protection. But what lies behind the facade? Meet movie star Kurt Gerron, who’s making a propaganda film about the camp; the dynamic swing duo from Holland, Johnny &Jones; and the Angel of Terezin herself, songwriter Ilse Weber. This powerful cabaret-style event features several of the original songs which were created and performed by the prisoners during World War Two. This play is appropriate for middle school and high school. For more information visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/summer/newplays

Tickets are $5 for adults and FREE for children, high school students, or with a valid NYU ID.
For reservations, please contact NYU Ticket Central online at www.nyu.edu/ticketcentral/calendar, by phone at 212.352.3101, or in person at 566 LaGuardia Place.

Provincetown Playhouse | 133 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012



Another New York Cool Tip:

Eternal NOW by WHITE WAVE DANCE at BAM
June 19-21 at 7:30pm
June 22 at 3:00pm
BAM Fisher

WHITE WAVE is honored to be part of the 2013/14 BAM Professional Development Program, culminating in the world premiere of Eternal NOW. Revealing secret longings through utterly human stories, dancers interact with scenes of lusciously composed images by a video artist, playing on widescreen monitors, as an original score is performed live. The audience experiences exhilarating movement that perpetually affirms the now, in space and time, as it reveals the inner landscape of human emotion.

Tickets: http://www.bam.org/dance/2014/eternal-now
All performances $20
www.whitewavedance.com

BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217


 

June 21, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

NORTH RIVER HISTORIC SHIP FESTIVAL
June 20-24, 2014
NORTH RIVER HISTORIC SHIP FESTIVAL
June 20-24, 2014
Hudson River Park Pier 25, Tribeca

The Waterfront Museum is taking the show on the road. The North River Historic Ship Festival features four NYC maritime organizations that want to rock your boat. On Friday, June 20 visit the exhibition aboard Barge 79, the steam-powered Lighthouse Tender Lilac and the Tugboat Pegasus for free dockside boat tours from 5-8pm. Beginning this Monday June 2, you can sign up to enjoy free rides on a tugboat, a fireboat or a schooner that will depart Saturday afternoon, June 21.

On Sunday, June 22 the Showboat Circus presents DeadPan Alley featuring the vaudevillian Will Shaw Sunday with two shows at 1 & 4pm aboard the Waterfront Museum. Tickets here.

The Festival closes with a fundraiser Tuesday, June 24 honoring Helena Durst, President, New York Water Taxi. Come have fun and support a great cause.

Complete festival information here. All takes place at Tribeca's Hudson River Park Pier 25 at N. Moore St. and the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, just a short walk from subway stops at Canal, Franklin and Chambers Street on the A, C, 1, 2, and 3 lines.

Hudson River Park Pier 25, Tribeca

 




June 20, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Just Published: Read Frank J Avella's review of Roman Polanski’s
Venus in Fur (La Venus a la Fourrure
which opens today, Friday, June 20, 2014.


New York Cool Tip:

2014 Films on the Green Program
Fridays May 30th to August 1st
Final Screening September 4th
Various Venues

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE and the City of New York Parks & Recreation.

This year, screenings will take place every Friday from May 30 to August 1, and the finale screening will be on September 4 at Columbia University. As an added bonus, DJs play tunes before each screening.

This year’s theme is a play on the 1966 Godard film title Masculin Feminin, “Masculin / Masculin,” which presents a gamut of colorful male figures in French film—lovers, heroes, gangsters, and rebels. From love to war, and from neuroses to humor, this year’s festival offers the most memorable of the masculin in classic love stories, thrilling film noir, and deadpan French comedies.

For more information, please visit our website:
http://frenchculture.org/film-tv-and-new-media/festivals/films-green-2014

Or our social media cites for updates:
Facebook: facebook.com/FilmsontheGreen

Twitter: @FilmsontheGreen
Instagram: instagram.com/filmsonthegreen

Below is the full schedule with dates, locations and film titles:

2014 Films on the Green Festival Schedule •May 30 - Central Park: Purple Noon by René Clément •June 6 - Washington Square Park: Les Tontons Flingueurs by George Lautner •June 13 - Washington Square Park: Buffet Froid by Bertrand Blier •June 20 - Tompkins Square Park: The Women on the 6th Floor by Philippe Le Guay •June 27 - Tompkins Square Park: La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz •July 11 - Riverside Park, Pier I: The Moustache by Emmanuel Carrère •July 18 - Riverside Park, Pier I: Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir •July 25 - Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): Le Magnifique by Philippe de Broca •August 1 - Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): 2 Autumns, 3 Winters by Sébastien Betbeder •Sept. 4 - Columbia University (at 116th St): The French Minister by Bertrand Tavernier



June 19, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

"The Story of Yu-Huan"
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM.
Added performance Wed., 6/18 at 7:30 PM.
From May 30 to June 22, 2014
Theater for the New City

Yangtze Repertory Theatre production presents a play written and directed by Joanna Chan - "The Story of Yu-Huan." Yu-Huan, of the House of Yang, has been an undiminshed subject of literature and fine arts throughout thirteen centuries. Her death marked the end of 130 years of unprecedented prosperity in China's Middle Kingdom and a golden age of artistic outpourings. Her life story is the subject of "The Story of Yu-Huan" by Joanna Chan, to be presented by Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America May 30 to June 22 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th St.), directed by the author and choreographed by Ashley Liang. This production will be Joanna Chan's final directing project for Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America. Chan, whose theatrical career spans over four decades, co-founded Yangtze Rep and led it as Artistic Director for 22 years. She will hand over leadership of the company on July 1 to the three-man team of K. K. Wong and Wayne Chang as Co-Artistic Directors and Jason HaoWen Wang as Executive Director. Chan will continue her association with the troupe as Emeritus Director. She will continue writing for the theater, tend to publishing her 40 manuscripts, and resume painting.

Tickets $25.00 general admission; $20 for seniors and students; Wed. and Thurs. pay-what-you-can. Call the box office Smarttix 212-868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com. You can also reserve by email YangtzeRSVP@gmail.com or call (516) 515-0630.

Theater for the New City, (Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater) | 155 First Ave.
At E. 10th St. | New York, NY, 10009


Another New York Cool Tip:

Immersive Off-Broadway Theater Hit Continues
THEN SHE FELL
Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm & 10:30pm.
Through August 31, 2014
** May Workshop Series Announced **
Kingsland Ward at St. Johns

Third Rail Projects' critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of THEN SHE FELL continues to take audiences down the rabbit hole through summer 2014. This immersive theater event is inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). It is written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett and in collaboration with The Company. Performances of this open-ended run take place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that allows the action to play out on 3 floors. Tickets are currently on sale through August 31, 2014. Third Rail will also offer a series of May workshops that share the methods and tools used by the company to create new work.

THEN SHE FELL is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which only 15 audience members at a time explore a dreamlike world where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into lushly designed performance space. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an ‘Alice-like’ experience for audience members as they explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes; encounter performers one-on-one; unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history; use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets; and imbibe custom designed elixirs.

Throughout May, the company will present a series of workshops that share the choreographic methods and tools used by Third Rail Projects, focused on composition, site-specific techniques, and the body. The workshops include The Organic Body: Bones on May 10; Directing Techniques for Choreographers on May 16; Performing for 100, 10 or 1: Immersive Performance Skills on May 22 and Vocalization on May 29. For more information and to register, visit www.thirdrailprojects.com/education.

Tickets are $95 - $200, available at www.thenshefell.com. Private events are also available; visit the website for more information. The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns is located 195 Maujer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (just 2 blocks off of the L train at Grand Street). Performances begin promptly and there is absolutely no late admittance and no refunds. Admittance is strictly limited to audience members 21 years of age and over; all audience members must bring valid government-issued photo IDs. The performance lasts roughly 2 hours without intermission. Because of the immersive nature of this piece, audiences may be standing for significant periods of time over the course of the performance. Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. This performance is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable standing, walking, climbing stairs or being alone. For more information call 718-374-5196.

The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns | 195 Maujer Street (in Williamsburg) | Brooklyn


 

June 18, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

RIOULT Dance NY - 2014 Gala Performance and Dinner
Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 7pm.
The Joyce Theater & Metropolitan Pavilion

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, will present its 2014 Gala Performance and Dinner (featuring a raffle) on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The performance will begin at 7pm at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC, and the Gala Dinner will follow the performance at Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Aves). This special evening will honor the company's influential, founding supporters, Donald L. Holley, Esq. and Paul Lepercq (in memoriam). Festive attire suggested. For more information and tickets, please call 212-398-5901 or email gala@rioult.org.

Tickets $450. For more information or advance purchase visit www.rioult.org/performances/gala.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th St.)


 

June 17, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Mario Gelardi and Giuseppe Miale di Mauro
"Santos"
June 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU

"Santos," is a reading, written by Mario Gelardi and Giuseppe Miale di Mauro, is based on the short story "Super Santos" by Roberto Saviano, the award-winning author of Gomorrah; "Super Santos" is based on true events. The story revolves around four youths who are recruited by the Camorra as look-outs: their job is to play soccer in a village square and let the Camorra know when the police, or anyone else suspicious, arrives. Saviano's story focuses on the 'careers' of the youths, among them a rising Camorra Boss, each of whom has to choose between soccer and crime; at the same time telling us about the small world of what could be a square in any small town.

Tickets are $5. For more information and tickets call the toll free number: 866-207-3465 or visit www.inscenany.com

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU | 24 W 12 street, Manhattan
New York, NY, 10011


Another New York Cool Tip:

"Mutu" – Silence!
June 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU


"Mutu," written by Aldo Rapè, directed by Lauro Versari and performed by Aldo Rapé and Marco Carlino, was the winner of the Avignon Off Festival 2012 award for Best Foreign Show. Saro and Salvuccio are brothers, a priest and a mafioso. They have been silent for years because of necessity until one day one can no longer pretend not to know what he knows and needs to rebel. The story is dedicated to Don Pino Puglisi, a priest killed by the Mafia. Giuseppe "Pino" Puglisi (1937 – 1993) was a Roman Catholic priest in the rough Palermo neighborhood of Brancaccio. He openly challenged the Mafia who controlled the neighborhood and was killed by them on his 56th birthday. The show is presented by Prima Quinta company. The company was born in 2005, and has followed an experimental path, both in Italy and abroad. Its work focuses on the constant study of the word as contemporary drama, and on the language of the actor's body. Prima Quinta company works in both theater and film, producing shows with important social themes. The company has received prominent awards both nationally and internationally.

Tickets are $15. Toll Free number: 866-207-3465. Info and tickets. www.inscenany.com

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU | 24 W 12th street, Manhattan
New York, NY, 10011


 

June 16, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


"44 YEARS" BENEFIT FOR TNC
June 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Theater for the New City

To celebrate Theater for the New City's 44 years of innovative theater on the Lower East Side, Michael Luggio and New York Theatre Academy will present "44 Years Benefit," an evening of food, drink and performances to benefit Crystal Field's formative, historic theater organization on June 16, 2014 at 6:00 at TNC, 155 First Ave. The evening will feature a performance by the TNC Arts in Education Program at 6:00 PM followed by a cocktail hour and a special production at 8:00 PM of "Brilliant Traces" by Cindy Lou Johnson, performed by Lindsay Van Norman and Giuseppe Penasso, directed by Michael Luggio. "Brilliant Traces" was first presented by New York's prestigious Circle Repertory Company. The richly imaginative absurdist allegory uses fantastic and often outlandish situations and characterizations to probe into the nature of modern relationships, both sexual and otherwise. In a snowbound cabin in Alaska, a lonely man is visited by a distraught young woman in bridal regalia who has fled her impending marriage in Arizona. These two characters, both wounded and embittered by life, repel and attract each other as their isolation allows them to win solace and understanding through self-awareness and compassion. A reception will follow the performance.

Minimum suggested donation $25
Info, tickets and contributions: (212) 254-1109, www.theaterforthenewcity.net

Theater for the New City | 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street)
New York City, New York, 10003


June 15, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Jason S. Grossman
Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo
Saturday, May 24, 7PM
|Sunday, May 25, 3PM
Thursday, May 29, 8PM
Friday, May 30, 7PM
Saturday, May 31, 9PM
Sunday, June 1, 7PM
Tuesday, June 3, 8PM
Wednesday, June 4, 8PM
Wednesday, June 11, 8PM
Thursday, June 12, 8PM
Friday, June 13, 8:00PM
Saturday, June 14, 7PM
Sunday, June 15, 7PM
Friday, June 20, 8PM
Saturday, June 21, 9PM
Sunday, June 22, 3PM.
Tada Theater

Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo is a tense, theatrical reimagining of the film noir dramas of the 40s and 50s. Suspicion and secret alliances underscore the gritty story of criminal-turned-G-man Freddie Tower and the past he can’t escape. Cops, mobsters, heists, a destroyed criminal empire, and a modern down-and-out scam artist bring this adventure full circle.

Tickets: $18.00. http://balladofrodrigo.brownpapertickets.com/


Tada Theater| 15 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor NY, NY, 10001


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Quintet of the Americas Presents Musical Color in the Garden Concert
Sunday, June 15 at 2:30 PM
Queens Botanical Garden

Quintet of the Americas, Queens renowned woodwind quintet, will present a concert focusing on the effects of the color of sounds in such pieces as Three Colors by Marcus Redden, Quintet by John Steinmetz (with references to medieval music), Goldfinch Variations by Douglaston-based composer James Cohn (who will be at the concert), Edward MacDowell’s To a Wild Rose, Lejano azul (Distant Blue) by Luis Calvo, Mood Indigo by Duke Ellington and Matt Sullivan’s Oh Boy!, an original work for solo oboe using multiphonics and circular breathing. The performance will also include the Premiere of Milky Way Lovers, a new work by Queens composer Xinyan Li that expresses the story of the creation of two stars.

The June 15 event is free and open to the public and included with Garden admission of $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 students with ID and children over 3. For more information or directions, call 718-886-3800 or visit http://www.queensbotanical.org/. This concert is ADA accessible.

Queens Botanical Garden | 3-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens


 

June 14, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Marah Presents
MOUNTAIN MINSTRELSY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Saturday July 12 @ - 7:30
The Bowery Electric

Rock Band Detours Into A Ghost World Of Long Lost Pennsylvania Folk Songs, Waltzes, Rafting Chants and Mountain Ballads

It all started with an obscure book, Mountain Minstrelsy of Pennsylvania, published nearly a century ago as a collection of song lyrics gathered in the mountains of Pennsylvania by Henry Shoemaker, a folklorist and "song catcher." The book eventually found its way into the hands of David Bielanko and Christine Smith (members of the rock band Marah) shortly after they relocated from Brooklyn to rural central Pennsylvania.
Excited by the idea of creating a new and relevant album based upon the lost writings, Bielanko and Smith took liberties in writing new original music, as well as reworking the 100+ year old song lyrics that were often fragmented - and at other times admittedly inaccurate. Finally they put together an analog studio in an old church in Millheim, PA and recruited a band to tackle the recordings, including Gus, an 8-year-old fiddle prodigy. The album Marah Presents Mountain Minstrelsy of Pennsylvania was released on vinyl (with

CD insert with download card in February to great praise.
It was the atmosphere and enormous sense of place of the book that drew them in. Bielanko has often written with that precisely in mind, perhaps most notably on Marah's album Kids In Philly. "We realized it was possible to co-write new songs with the ghosts of Pennsylvania."

The performing band includes: David Bielanko, Christine Smith, Gus Tritsch, Kai Schafft, James Baughman, Chris Rattie.

$10 adv / $13 door

The Bowery Electric | 327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003


 

June 13, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

KIDS DANCE, Choreography by Eliot Feld
June 12 at 8 PM
June 13 at 7 PM
June 14 at 2 & 7 PM
June 15 at 2 PM
June 12-15
Joyce Theater

The 40+ kids from Ballet Tech return to the Joyce with three ballets by Eliot Feld, including the premiere of KYDZNY, a new work to music by the Raya Brass Band. The program will also feature the delightful A Stair Dance, and the merry hoe-down Apple Pie.

Tickets: $10 to $39
Reservations at 212.242.0800 or www.joyce.com


Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue (corner 19th Street)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
June 11 – 22, 2014 at
Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with four different programs for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 11 – 22, 2014. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, highlighted by a world premiere from Robert Moses – a first-time collaboration with the Company – new productions of Hans van Manen’s Polish Pieces and David Parsons’ signature work Caught, along with the company premiere of Asadata Dafora’s groundbreaking 1932 solo Awassa Astrige/Ostrich. Ailey’s acclaimed dancers will perform in diverse repertory including encore performances of 2013-14 season premieres and new productions such as Wayne McGregor’s Chroma and an “Ailey/Ellington” program, as well as favorites like Alvin Ailey’s American masterpiece Revelations.

Tickets starting at $25 can be purchased beginning April 9th at the David H. Koch Box Office, by phone at 212-496-0600, and online at www.alvinailey.org. For further information about Ailey’s performances and discounts for groups and students, please visit www.alvinailey.org. On Saturday afternoons, bring the whole family to enjoy the matinee and stay afterward for a free Q & A with the Ailey dancers in the theater. Detailed schedule below.



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



une 10-12, 2014

New York Cool Tips:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
June 11 – 22, 2014 at
Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with four different programs for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 11 – 22, 2014. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, highlighted by a world premiere from Robert Moses – a first-time collaboration with the Company – new productions of Hans van Manen’s Polish Pieces and David Parsons’ signature work Caught, along with the company premiere of Asadata Dafora’s groundbreaking 1932 solo Awassa Astrige/Ostrich. Ailey’s acclaimed dancers will perform in diverse repertory including encore performances of 2013-14 season premieres and new productions such as Wayne McGregor’s Chroma and an “Ailey/Ellington” program, as well as favorites like Alvin Ailey’s American masterpiece Revelations.

Tickets starting at $25 can be purchased beginning April 9th at the David H. Koch Box Office, by phone at 212-496-0600, and online at www.alvinailey.org. For further information about Ailey’s performances and discounts for groups and students, please visit www.alvinailey.org. On Saturday afternoons, bring the whole family to enjoy the matinee and stay afterward for a free Q & A with the Ailey dancers in the theater. Detailed schedule below.



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



50th Anniversary of Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems
Wednesday, June 11. 8PM
The Poetry Project

Lunch Poems, first published in 1964 by City Lights Books as number nineteen in the Pocket Poets series, is widely considered to be Frank O'Hara's most accomplished collection of poetry. This June, City Lights publishes a new limited 50th anniversary edition containing a preface by John Ashbery, an editor’s note by City Lights publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, along with facsimile reproductions of a selection of previously unpublished correspondence between Ferlinghetti and O’Hara that shed new light on the preparation of Lunch.

To celebrate, City Lights and The Poetry Project present a reading of Lunch Poems in its entirety on Wednesday, June 11th, 8pm!

With Eileen Myles, Justin Vivian Bond, Peter Schjeldahl, Hettie Jones, David Shapiro, Tony Towle, Michael Lally, Edmund Berrigan, John Godfrey, Trisha Low, Trace Peterson, David Henderson, Patricia Spears Jones, Edwin Torres, Charles North, Karen Weiser, Simone White, Adam Fitzgerald, Vincent Katz, Erica Hunt, Andrew Durbin, John Coletti, Jacqueline Waters, Sharon Mesmer, Vyt Bakaitis, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Arlo Quint, Lisa Jarnot, Lee Ann Brown, Kimberly Lyons, and Marcella Durand.

The Poetry Project | 131 E. 10th St. New York, NY 10003


Giving is Glamorous Beauty & Charity Benefit
Thursday June 12th. 6:30PM – 10:00PM
Top of the Garden Event Space

On Thursday June 12th, City Girl Beauty Project & Miss City of New York Kira Kazantsev will host its 3rd annual Giving is Glamorous benefit to raise funds to produce the organizations core program; in efforts to empower young women who are survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. There will be cocktails and hors d'oeuvres Swag bags, prizes, glamorous mini-makeovers, SURPRISES, a live and silent auction as well as a live performance by international violinist Donnell Best. For more information please visit www.citygirlbeautyproject.org.
Tickets $49.50 – $59.50. Includes admission, swag bags, open wine bar, cocktails hors d,oeuvres. For more information or advance purchase visit www.givingisglamorous.org.

Top of the Garden Event Space |251 West 30th Street and 8th Avenue


 

June 9, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Fashion Institute of Technology Foundation Benefit
Monday, June 9, 2014 @ 7PM
Cipriani 42nd Street

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Foundation will honor Board Chair, Dr. Jay Baker, Linda Fargo (Senior VP, Fashion Office and Store Presentation, Bergdorf Goodman), and Joan Hornig (Jewelry Designer and Philanthropist) at the foundation’s annual gala, Monday, June 9, 2014 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The Blacktie event will begin with cocktails at 7pm.

The Gala’s Chairs are: Pamela Baxter, Joy Herfel Cronin, Victoria Elenowitz, Yaz Hernandez, Jane Hertzmark Hudis, and Liz Peek.

Tables and Tickets for the benefit are priced as follows:

Tables:

$100,000 PLATINUM BENEFACTOR
Table(s) of ten, includes a full-page platinum ad in the tribute journal
$75,000 SAPPHIRE BENEFACTOR
Table(s) of ten, includes a full-page sapphire ad in the tribute journal
$50,000 GOLDEN BENEFACTOR
Table(s) of ten, includes a full-page golden ad in the tribute journal
$25,000 SILVER BENEFACTOR
Table(s) of ten, includes a full-page silver ad in the tribute journal
$15,000 BRONZE BENEFACTOR
Table(s) of ten, includes a full-page bronze ad in the tribute journal

Tickets:

$1,500 BENEFACTOR TICKET
$1,000 TICKET

To purchase benefit tables and tickets, please contact Ms. Vicki Guranowski at 212.217.4105, fax 212.594.9206, or email Victoria_Guranowski@fitnyc.edu.

Cipriani 42nd Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

“SUMMER BY THE SEA”
Monday, June 9, 2014
VIP Admission 6:30pm
General Admission 7:30pm
The gardens, esplanades and restaurants of Rockefeller Center

Legendary chefs will gather on Monday, June 9, 2014 for a sumptuous seasonal tasting at “Summer by the Sea,” the 29th Annual Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels. The chefs will unite at this highly anticipated culinary event and present their interpretation of coastal and summer fare at tasting stations throughout the Rockefeller Center Plaza. The event will raise funds to support the preparation and delivery of nutritious meals, hand-delivered to homebound elderly New Yorkers. Participating chefs to date include:

Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern (New York, NY)
Jonathan Benno & Richard Capizzi, Lincoln Ristorante
(New York, NY)
Matteo Bergamini, SD26 Restaurant & WineBar (New
York, NY)
Daniel Boulud & Travis Swikard, Boulud Sud
(New York, NY)
Justin Cogley, Aubergine the Restaurant at L’Auberge
Carmel (Carmel, CA)
Leah Cohen, Pig & Khao (New York, NY)
Scott Conant, Scarpetta (New York, NY)
Matthew Dillon, Sitka & Spruce, Bar Sajor, The Corson
Building, The London Plane (Seattle, WA)
Jose Enrique, Jose Enrique, Miel, El Blok (Santurce,
Guaynabo & Vieques, Puerto Rico)
Bobby Flay, Gato (New York, NY)
Larry Forgione, The Conservatory for American Food
Studies, The Conservatory Restaurant, CIA at
Greystone (St. Helena, CA)
Marc Forgione, American Cut, Khe-Yo (New York, NY)
Jason Fox, Commonwealth (San Francisco, CA)
Clark Frasier & Mark Gaier, MC Perkins Cove, M.C.
Spiedo (Ogunquit, ME, Boston, MA)
Luke Holden, Luke's Lobster (New York, DC,
Philadelphia)
Stephanie Izard, Girl & the Goat, Little Goat (Chicago,
IL)
Matt Jennings, Farmstead, Inc (Providence, RI)
Elizabeth Karmel, Hill Country Barbeque Market (New
York, NY)
Craig Koketsu, General Assembly Restaurant & Bar
(New York, NY)
Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu New York (New York, NY)
Laurie Jon Moran, Le Bernardin (New York, NY)
Charlie Palmer & Marcus Gleadow-Ware, Aureole
(New York, NY)
François Payard, FP Patisserie, FPB (New York, NY)
Alfred Portale, Gotham Bar and Grill (New York, NY)
Joachim Splichal, Patina, Patina Tokyo (Los Angeles,
CA, Tokyo, Japan)
Ari Taymor, Alma (Los Angeles, CA)
Bill Telepan, Telepan, Telepan Local (New York, NY)
Michael Voltaggio, ink. (Los Angeles, CA)
Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean-Georges (New
York, NY)
Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto (New York, NY)
Jennifer Yee & Damon Wise, Lafayette Grand Café &
Bakery (New York, NY)
Sang Yoon, Lukshon, Father’s Office (Los Angeles, CA)

TICKETS: Premier Patron: $25,000 (includes 14 VIP tickets; 6:30pm early admission; access to VIP Lounge)

Extraordinary Patron: $15,000 (includes 8 VIP tickets; 6:30pm early admission; access to VIP Lounge)

Very Grand Patron: $10,000 (includes 6 VIP tickets; 6:30pm early admission; access to VIP Lounge)

Grand Patron: $5,000 (includes 4 VIP tickets; 6:30pm early admission)

Benefactor: $2,500 (includes 2 VIP tickets; 6:30pm early admission)

General Admission Ticket: $600 each (7:30pm general admission)

Young Professional: $200 (40 years and younger. Don’t forget your ID! Ticket includes a special pre-event cocktail reception and general admission to the event, starting at 7:30pm. More information will follow upon your ticket purchase. There is limited availability of Young Professional tickets.)

$50 per ticket is not tax-deductible.

To purchase tickets, visit www.citymeals.org/summerbythesea or contact Citymeals-on-Wheels: (212) 687-1290 or jane@citymeals.org.

The gardens, esplanades and restaurants of Rockefeller Center

 


 

June 8, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Bluegrass & Gray: Sounds of Americana
Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall


Jefferson Johnson, DCINY Debut Conductor
Barnett: The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass
Carol Barnett, Composer-in-Residence
With Special Guest: Dailey & Vincent
Michael Adelson, Guest Conductor
Purifoy: The Chronicles of Blue and Gray (NY Premiere)
John Purifoy, Composer-in-Residence
Jonathan Griffith, Chorus Master, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Tickets start at just $20 and are available via www.carnegiehall.org, CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800, and the Carnegie Hall Box office at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue.


Carnegie Hall | 57th Street and Seventh Avenue.


Another New York Cool Tip:

Tango with Gabriel Misse and Analia Centurion
May 30 through June 8, various times for events
Dardo Galletto Studios


The celebrated Argentine tango masters from Buenos Aires, Gabriel Misse and Analia Centurion, will return to New York to perform at three Milongas (tango parties) May 31, June 6 & June 7; participate in a "Tango Talk with the Masters," June 3; and give an intensive Argentine tango seminar designed to improve technique, build sequences and develop appreciation of Argentine tango culture and music, all taking place May 30 through June 8 at the Dardo Galletto Studios, 151 West 46 St. (one event, the June 7 Milonga, will be held at the 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue).

Tickets and information: 212.575.0222 or www.dardogallettostudios.com

Dardo Galletto Studios | 151 West 46 Street, 11th floor
Between 6th & 7th Avenues



 

June 7, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


"The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is part of a no cost promotion at Amazon.com, Saturday June 7th through Sunday June 8th. Click here to download to your IPAD, Kindle, Smartphone etc.

The Big Apple Posse Trilogy, 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 where if you want to find someone, all you have to do is get on 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).

"Solange's Song" is the young adult sequel to the "Trilogy." The trial of the century is over and Solange has moved to New York City to restart her life when one day after dance class, Solange meets a handsome stranger and she is immediately transported back into the world of voodoo, terror and revenge. Because nothing in life is every really over. Click here to purchase a copy.

All the books are beautifully illustrated by artist Sophie Escabasse.


 

June 6, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Beverly Taki & O Sole Trio in Concert to Benefit "Education Through Music"
Friday June 6th. 8PM
Zankel Hall (at Carnegie Hall)


On Friday, June 6th, Vocalist Beverly Taki and classical crossover ensemble O Sole Trio will make their Carnegie Hall concert debuts in Zankel Hall A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Education Through Music, a New York-based nonprofit organization that partners with inner-city schools to provide music as a core subject and a means of enhancing students’ academic performance and general development. O Sole Trio, featuring soprano Erin Shields, baritone Giuseppe Spoletini and pianist/violinist David Shenton, will kick off the evening with its Lincoln Center-commissioned show “From Prima Donna to Post-Madonna,” which illustrates how Italian-Americans from Enrico Caruso to Frank Sinatra to Madonna have influenced American popular music. The unique program will include an eclectic mix of songs arranged by Mr. Shenton from “O Sole Mio,” Puccini’s “O mio babbino caro,” “Mambo Italiano,” a medley of “Figaro” paired with “That’s Amore,” and a show-stopping performance of the Neapolitan song “Torna a Surriento,” which Mr. Shenton plays simultaneously on both the piano and violin. Dynamic singer Beverly Taki will then offer a varied musical program of rhythm and blues, pop, and Broadway favorites from Elvis to the Beatles to Michel Legrand. Backed by the 20-piece David Shenton Orchestra, selections will include “New York State of Mind,” “Jump Jivin’,” “How Do You Keep The Music Playing,” and “A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” among other popular tunes.

Tickets are $35-$55 and may be purchased online at carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800 or at the Carnegie Hall box office (57th Street & 7th Avenue).

Zankel Hall (at Carnegie Hall) | 57th Street & 7th Avenue


Another New York Cool Tip:

A Celebration of the Jazz Age
Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7pm
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3pm and 7pm
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present A Celebration of the Jazz Age on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7pm and Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3pm and 7pm, at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.

The evening includes excerpts from George Balanchine's Who Cares?, World Premieres by Adam Hendrickson, Brian Reeder, Frederick Earl Mosley, and Adam Hendrickson, as well as works by Marina Stavitskaya, Natalia Boesch and Karen Lacy.

Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.manhattanyouthballet.org, or at the box office prior to the performance.

The evening includes excerpts from George Balanchine's Who Cares?, World Premieres by Adam Hendrickson, Brian Reeder, Frederick Earl Mosley, and Adam Hendrickson, as well as works by Marina Stavitskaya, Natalia Boesch and Karen Lacy.

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center | 248 West 60th Street, NYC
Between Amsterdam and West End Avenues


 

 

June 5, 2014

AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
Prague, Golden City of Music
Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8PM
Alice Tully Hall

On Thursday, June 5 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, The American Classical Orchestra presents its season finale in a concert of music written in or for Prague at the end of the 18th century. The program will include Symphony No. 38, ‘Prague’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Symphony in D by Josef Myslivecek; Piano Concerto No. 1, Opus 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven with pianist Bart van Oort and Sounds of Moldavia Waltz by Johann Strauss, Sr. The concert will be conducted by Thomas Crawford.

$90 Prime, $75 Prime, $50 Standard, $35 Standard and $15 Student (only at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office with proper student ID). www.aconyc.org, 212-671-4050


Alice Tully Hall | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023


 

June 4, 2014

Jason S. Grossman
Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo
Saturday, May 24, 7PM
Sunday, May 25, 3PM
Thursday, May 29, 8PM
Friday, May 30, 7PM
Saturday, May 31, 9PM
Sunday, June 1, 7PM
Tuesday, June 3, 8PM
Wednesday, June 4, 8PM
Wednesday, June 11, 8PM
Thursday, June 12, 8PM
Friday, June 13, 8:00PM
Saturday, June 14, 7PM
Sunday, June 15, 7PM
Friday, June 20, 8PM
Saturday, June 21, 9PM
Sunday, June 22, 3PM.
Tada Theater

Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo is a tense, theatrical reimagining of the film noir dramas of the 40s and 50s. Suspicion and secret alliances underscore the gritty story of criminal-turned-G-man Freddie Tower and the past he can’t escape. Cops, mobsters, heists, a destroyed criminal empire, and a modern down-and-out scam artist bring this adventure full circle.

Tickets: $18.00. http://balladofrodrigo.brownpapertickets.com/


Tada Theater| 15 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor NY, NY, 10001


 

June 3, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Richard Ford
Tuesday, June 3 | 7:30 pm
IRISH ARTS CENTER

Presented by the Irish Arts Center in association with with Ruda Dauphin as part of Pen, Paper and Palate - Moderated by BBC host and Booker Prize judge Frank Delaney

Richard Ford's fiction has won the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Malamud and PEN/Faulkner awards, and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. In his seven novels and four collections of stories, Ford's marginalized protagonists give voice to motels, freeways and love derailed with meticulous detail. His critically acclaimed novels include The Sportswriter, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and his latest, Canada, and his popular short story collections include Rock Springs and Women with Men: Three Stories. He also has edited anthologies including the Granta Book of the American Short Story, the Granta Book of the American Long Story, The Essential Tales of Chekhov and more.
“Ford is possessed of a writer’s greatest gifts,” says The New Yorker. The New York Times has hailed his work as “extraordinary” and The Washington Post praises his “magnificent work.”

Tickets from $10, available online at irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
Irish Arts Center events are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership by the City Council; and Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide.
www.irishartscenter.org

Irish Arts Center| 553 West 51st Street
Between 10th and 11th Avenues
C/E to 50th St, the 1 to 50th St, or the N/R to 49th.
M31, M11, and M50 buses all make stops nearby
Parking garages on 51st St between 10th and 11th Ave
And between 11th and 12th Ave.




June 2, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
June 2 through 8 – multiple events each day
Abrons Arts Center


The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) will take place from June 2 through June 8, 2014, with all programs presented at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street in Manhattan.

NYCEMF 2014 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world in New York City through this multi-day festival, with several events each day. The festival will include presentations of electroacoustic music recorded alone in up to eight channels, works involving live electronics, works combining musical instruments or voices with recorded or live electronics, video and multimedia works, and audio and video installations.

More than 200 composers from around the world will be presented, representing the full international range of electroacoustic music, including works by Monty Adkins (UK), Andreas Bergsland (Norway), Joao Pedro Oliveira (Portugal), Maurice Wright (USA), Takayuki Rai (Japan/Germany), Kenneth Gaburo (USA), Clarence Barlow (India/USA), George Brunner (USA), Paul Koonce (USA) and James Dashow (USA/Italy).

See a complete list of programs at http://www.nycemf.org/program.php.

Tickets for the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival are $18 ($12 students and seniors) for 8 PM concerts, $15 ($10 students and seniors) for day and late-night concerts and $30 ($20 students and seniors) for a day pass (all concerts on one day), available at 212-352-3101 or http://www.abronsartscenter.org/. 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.

Become a friend of NYCEMF at https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkCityElectroacousticMusicFestival.

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


June 1, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


THEN SHE FELL
Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm & 10:30pm.
Through August 31, 2014
Kingsland Ward at St. Johns

Third Rail Projects' critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of THEN SHE FELL continues to take audiences down the rabbit hole through summer 2014. This immersive theater event is inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). It is written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett and in collaboration with The Company. Performances of this open-ended run take place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that allows the action to play out on 3 floors. Tickets are currently on sale through August 31, 2014. Third Rail will also offer a series of May workshops that share the methods and tools used by the company to create new work.

THEN SHE FELL is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which only 15 audience members at a time explore a dreamlike world where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into lushly designed performance space. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an ‘Alice-like’ experience for audience members as they explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes; encounter performers one-on-one; unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history; use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets; and imbibe custom designed elixirs.

Throughout May, the company will present a series of workshops that share the choreographic methods and tools used by Third Rail Projects, focused on composition, site-specific techniques, and the body. The workshops include The Organic Body: Bones on May 10; Directing Techniques for Choreographers on May 16; Performing for 100, 10 or 1: Immersive Performance Skills on May 22 and Vocalization on May 29. For more information and to register, visit www.thirdrailprojects.com/education.

Tickets are $95 - $200, available at www.thenshefell.com. Private events are also available; visit the website for more information. The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns is located 195 Maujer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (just 2 blocks off of the L train at Grand Street). Performances begin promptly and there is absolutely no late admittance and no refunds. Admittance is strictly limited to audience members 21 years of age and over; all audience members must bring valid government-issued photo IDs. The performance lasts roughly 2 hours without intermission. Because of the immersive nature of this piece, audiences may be standing for significant periods of time over the course of the performance. Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. This performance is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable standing, walking, climbing stairs or being alone. For more information call 718-374-5196.

The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns | 195 Maujer Street (in Williamsburg) | Brooklyn

 


 


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