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French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) 
Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers 
May 7–June 25

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JUNE 18–29

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Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College
Announces 2019/2020 Season
Through April 17, 2020

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Works by Nieves Saah, Jacqueline Shatz, Elisabeth Jacobsen, Susan Skoorka and Beth Barry
On Exhibit June 6 – July 3
Thursday, June 6, 2019 – Wednesday, July 3, 2019 TIMES: Tuesdays – Fridays, 11am – 5pm
Saturday, 11am – 6pm
RECEPTION: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6pm - 8pm
Carter Burden Gallery

Three new exhibitions featuring the unique artwork of re-emerging older artists will be on display June 6 – July 3, 2019 at the Carter Burden Gallery, located at 548 West 28th Street #534 in Manhattan. The Carter Burden Gallery showcases the vibrant, cutting-edge and transformative art that is the product of the unique cultural wealth possessed by older professional artists. The Carter Burden Gallery is an initiative of the Carter Burden Network, a leader in aging services in NYC that promotes the well-being of New Yorkers 60 and older through a continuum of services, advocacy, arts and culture and volunteer programs.

Carter Burden Gallery | 548 West 28th Street, #534
New York, NY 10001


Cue Art Foundation
Mo Kong: Making A Stationary Rain On The North Pacific Ocean
Curated by Steffani Jemison
May 30 - July 10, 2019
Cue Art Foundation

CUE Art Foundation is pleased to present Making A Stationary Rain On The North Pacific Ocean, a solo exhibition by Mo Kong, curated by Steffani Jemison. Blurring fact and fiction, art and science, truth and near-truth, the artist turns the gallery into an immersive installation exploring a not-so-distant future in which China and the United States are in the midst of a political Cold War, echoed externally by an atmospheric antagonism rendered by climate change that has turned China and the U.S. into the hot and cold centers of the world.

Kong’s visual exploration of his own scientific and journalistic research uses climate change as a lens into contemporary geopolitics, neo-nationalism, human migration, human rights, and censorship, among other topics. Central to and grounding the exhibition, Kong has carefully gridded out the gallery with blue painter’s tape, delineating the latitudes and longitudes of the worlds within the installation. The grid marks coordinates, not countries; this is a type of mark-making that allows us to locate ourselves beyond national and temporal boundaries, but also allows our movement and migration to be tracked in turn via GPS. Placed throughout the gridded gallery, a rectangular glass vitrine sits on the floor filled with foam, salt, coal, and other materials, recalling the contents of the North Pacific Ocean; tubes of honey line the walls, referencing the practice of honey smuggling, trade wars, and human migration; sandbags and preserved fruit skins enclosed in a bent lead frame recall evaporated lakes; vertical poles representing weather stations symbolically observe and measure fictional climates; scent diffusers pipe in natural oils associated with either country; and audio tracks of weather forecasts recorded in both English and Chinese play in the background, bemoaning the fall of endless rains.

CUE Art Foundation | 137 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 206-3583
Open Tues - Sat, 10am-5:30pm

Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels
Saturday, June 29, 2019, 7:00 pm
Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall

Film at Lincoln Center, New York Asian Film Festival, and the Korean Cultural Center New York present Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels The Fantasy World Where Korean Music Meets Cinema (US Premiere)

Produced by the National Gugak Center and Kirin Productions
Directed by Tae-yong Kim
Music by Jun-suk Bang

The event features live accompaniment performed by a 20-member ensemble from the National Gugak Center (NGC), the representative headquarters of Korean traditional performing arts, who will be playing the score for the first time in the US.

Melding fantasy and reality, Kokdu weaves between cinematic storytelling and an impressively staged theatrical piece as it explores Korean myths and traditions while dealing deftly with dark themes of death and mourning, with a poignant and ultimately uplifting touch. As a spectacle, not only does Kokdu brim with music and dance, it makes the challenging topic of our mortality accessible to audiences of all ages.

Both a fairy tale and a phantasmagoria, the film follows two children, Su-min and her younger brother Dong-min, who accidentally fall in the realm of the dead after losing their grandmother’s shoes in a thoughtless, Faustian deal. As the children search the netherworld to retrieve the shoes, they encounter a mischievous band of living kokdu, the wooden figurines that guide the souls of the dead to the afterlife.

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Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall | 1941 Broadway, New York, NY

Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986
On view through August 18, 2019
Museum of Arts and Design

In conjunction with its major exhibition Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) offers a full slate of summer programming that celebrates the visual language of punk and its influence on cinema, fashion, and more. From the Global Punk Film Series to programs with several of punk's most iconic figures to special artist events with Dr. Martens to the color and noise of the galleries, the DIY spirit of punk rock will fill the Museum.
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die explores the punk and post-punk movements through the lens of graphic design. On view through August 18, 2019, the exhibition features more than four hundred of punk's most memorable graphics, including flyers, posters, album covers, promotions, zines, and other ephemera.

MAD's Global Punk Film Series runs through July 11, 2019, and showcases films centered on punk's influence around the globe. When punk first exploded on the scene in London and New York, its seismic shocks galvanized youth movements worldwide for rebellion and social change. Like the bands that inspired them, these films upend genre formulas in the service of satire, protest, and a possible better world.

Upcoming Global Punk Film Series screenings include: Young Soul Rebels (1999, United Kingdom)on May 23, 2019; Bikutsi Water Blues, (1988, Cameroon) on June 1, 2019, followed by an interview and Q & A with director Jean-Marie Teno facilitated by Richard Peña, Director Emeritus of the New York Film Festival; Arada (2018, Turkey) on June 6, 2019, a U.S. premier with director Mu Tunc; Kutya éji dala (The Dog's Night Song) (1983, Hungary); and Wild Zero (1999, Japan) on July 11, 2019.

The Global Punk Film Series was curated by Joseph Pomp, a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Harvard University.
Public panel discussions and events planned in conjunction with Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die also continue through the summer months. On May 30, 2019, legendary rock photographers Bob Gruen, David Godlis, Marcia Resnick and Paul Zone discuss documenting New York City's downtown punk scene with Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil, authors of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk. McCain and McNeil return on July 18, 2019, for a conversation with Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein and his friends about his groundbreaking career.

More information about summer programs and events at MAD and current exhibitions is available at

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10 am – 6 pm
Thu: 10 am – 9 pm
Closed Mon and major holidays

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Museum of Arts and Design | Jerome and Simona Chazen Building
2 Columbus Circle, NYC


Lyons Weir Gallery
"Fire and Water"
Michael Boroniec, Jae Yong Kim, Dylan Martinez
Exhibition Dates: June 4 - July 6, 2019
Artists' Reception: Saturday, June 8th, 4-6pm
Lyons Wier Gallery

Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present "Fire and Water," a group show featuring works by artists Michael Boroniec, Jae Yong Kim and Dylan Martinez.

"Fire & Water" brings together three immensely innovative sculptors working in clay and glass today. Each artist is uniquely pushing the boundaries of their respective materials offering a fresh perspective to their craft. A common trait amongst the three artists is their deftness of hand, ingenuity and brazen embrace of beauty. Together, "Fire & Water" celebrates these artists' unrelenting respect for their materials driven by an unwavering dedication to the advancement of their artistic vision.

Lyons Wier Gallery
542 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
Tel: +1 (212) 242 6220
Instagram: @lyonswiergallery / Twitter: lwgallery
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am-6pm


NYC World Pride Benefit Screening of STONEWALL
June 22, 2019 at 7:30
Dixon Place

Research Foundation to Cure AIDS (RFTCA) will present a benefit screening of the 1995 film “Stonewall” as part of the weeklong World Pride celebration on June 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Dixon Place, 161A Chrsytie Street, New York, NY.

A panel discussion will follow, featuring film cast members Duane Boutté, Bruce MacVittie, Michael McElroy, and David Drumgold as well as international performance artist and writer Penny Arcade and Calogero Salvo, series producer/director of a four-part PBS program “Positive Life with HIV.” RFTCA President Kambiz Shekdar will moderate the discussion.

Limited edition “Stonewall” Stoli bottles issued by Stolichnaya Vodka Inc., a major RFTCA sponsor, will be available for signing by the film stars and the bottle label artist Lisa Maria Thalhammer. Complimentary “Stoli Cure Cocktail” will be served.

The film celebrates in drama and music the five-night June 1969 police riot and uprising at the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village, which is considered the spark that launched the LGBTQ civil rights movement.

Media Contact: Robert Kroll – Tel. (510) 772-7690 – Email:

Dixon Place | 161A Chrsytie Street, New York, NY.

Puss in Boots
New Show
March 19th - September 22nd
Tuesday-Friday 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 PM
Please note the following special schedules:
April 22nd - 26th: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM
Thursday and Friday - 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM
June 24th - July 4th
No Performances
July 5th - August 25th
Shows seven days a week
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Puss in Boots makes its official debut at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre today! Presented by City Parks Foundation, Puss in Boots is the story of two friends - Fergus Mundingle and his sly cat Puss - who are tired of their dull and penniless lifestyle. Looking for a change, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on a magical journey, proving himself a caring friend willing to help at any cost. The classic children's fairy tale with a twist will debut to audiences today in 2 showings at 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM.

The team behind this production has been hard at work creating unique sets, captivating puppets and enchanting music for the upcoming show. "I am so proud of the team we have put together for the production of Puss in Boots," shares Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater's Artistic Director, Bruce Cannon.
The show will captivate audience members of all ages throughout the Summer before its final performance on September 22nd. A full list of show dates and tickets are available at

Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Be sure to check for most current schedule.

The Cottage is located in Central Park near the 81st Street and Central Park West entrance, just south of the Delacorte Theater. For more information, maps and walking directions, please visit 

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park


Rooftop Films
7:45 PM: Doors Open |
8:30 PM: Live Music |
9:00 PM: Film Begins | 1
0:30 PM: Q&A and Live Performance by David Bazan (Pedro the Lion) |
11:00 PM: After-Party

Featuring post-show Q&A and performance by Pedro the Lion frontman David Bazan!

After renouncing his long-held Christian beliefs and walking away from his critically-acclaimed band, Pedro the Lion, musician David Bazan retreated into a solitary life of touring solo, struggling to rebuild his worldview and career from the ground-up, and to support his family of four. Strange Negotiations finds David a decade into his journey, during which he has become a sort of reluctant prophet to Americans reeling from their country’s own crisis of faith highlighted during the 2016 presidential election.


Greenwood Cemetery | 500 25th Street || Brooklyn

The 14th Street Y presents:
A Series of PRIDE events at the Educational Alliance
May 31 through July 1, 2019
14th Street Y

The first PRIDE event series hosted by the 14th Street Y, LIVE FREE, LOVE FIERCE reaches across multiple Educational Alliance sites. This series is a celebration of diversity, love, acceptance, and most importantly PRIDE. They will honor the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and celebrate in the first-ever WorldPride in NYC by inviting the LGBTQIA+ community to the events at various Educational Alliance sites across Downtown Manhattan where they can celebrate one's identity loud and proud. At the 14th Street Y and Educational Alliance, truly everyone is welcome.

The celebration will kick off on June 1, 2019 from 7-9pm with the Queerly Contemporary Festival, an evening of LGBTQIA+ dance makers investigating and celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ+ experience and voices in contemporary dance making in the Theater at the 14th Street Y. Artists include: Burr Johnson, Brother(hood) Dance!, Sebastian Abarbanell, Nia & Ness, Kanon Sapp. Xianix Barrera, Em Papineau and Sofia Engelman, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Daniel Padierna. After the show, celebrate with a PRIDE themed cocktail with neighborhood partner Sister Jane, 349 E. 13th St.
$20 for general seating, $30 for cabaret tables. Prices are the same both members and non-members.

The 14Y will also host a Family Fun Day including activities for parents and kids alike! Including snacks and beverages, face painting, arts and crafts, and their very own youth PRIDE march. Come celebrate love and diversity at PRIDE Family Fun Day. $10 suggested donation, children are free. The event is on the 14th Street Y rooftop on June 15, 2019 from 3-6pm.

Celebrate the diverse stories that live at the heart of the LGBTQIA+ community during Full Disclosure: A night of storytelling celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community.Educational Alliance is hosting a night purely dedicated to sharing these stories. You will hear from EA staff and members about who they are, where they are from, and what it means to be an LGBTQIA+ person. Putting their stories at the forefront, this will be a night to celebrate and come alongside them in their journey to live free, love fierce. Tickets are $15. This event is 21+ and will take place at Caveat, 21A Clinton Street, NYC, from 6:30- 8:30pm on June 17, 2019:

The culminating event of the first ever PRIDE series is participation at the annual PRIDE March on June 30, 2019. Educational Alliance will take to the streets and offer their staff as support in the pride march endeavors, celebrating alongside the rest of the NYC community who will be marching in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall.

14th Street Y | 344 E 14th St

Theater Resources Unlimited
The 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series
Monday, June 17- July 22, 2019 at 7pm
The Soho Playhouse

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces three winning plays for the The 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series: Passing Parades by Fengar Gael, The New Galileos by Amy Berryman, and Three Months with Pook by Jack Feldstein on Mondays, June 17- July 22, 2019 at 7pm at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC.

The readings are free but reservations are required: please email name and number of tickets requested to, or use the bright red ticketing box at the URLs below, at the end of each play description.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit

The Soho Playhouse | 15 Vandam Street, NYC.

David Kramer
“Tired Jokes”
June 7th - June 30th, 2019
Opening Reception, Friday June 7th, 7-9 PM
Front Room Gallery

Front Room Gallery is proud to present “Tired Jokes,” new works by David Kramer. In his latest body of work Kramer tackles inequity and disaffection using biting humor and satirical wit. “Tired Jokes” is anything but tired. While Kramer’s style may often borrow heavily from bygone eras, in this show Kramer turns the lens of his “Americana” onto America itself. Unbounded by medium “Tired Jokes” is a multifaceted sculptural installation featuring paintings, drawings, video and the occasional hooked rug. In the past Kramer has been a character himself in his works often featuring third person one-liners and double-entendres. For this exhibition, much of this work is in the first person, with Kramer and us, as a nation, sitting in the same life raft, looking back at the situation in which we are (lamentably) drifting.

The Front Room Gallery | 48 Hester Street in Lower Manhattan.


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