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The Theater at the 14th  Street Y
Announces 2018-2019 Season: War & Peace
Through June 2, 2019

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The Theater at the 14th  Street Y
The Theater at the 14th Street Y
Announces the 2018-2019 Season
LGBTQ+ Series

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Baruch Performing Arts Center
2018/2019 Season
Through May 2, 2019
Baruch Performing Arts Center | 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

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French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Presents Pascal Greggory: Unsung Eros
Nov 6–Dec 18

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13th Annual Latin American Cultural Week(s)
November 13th through 21st
Various Venues

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Featuring the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race, American Idol Diana DeGarmo, Jackie Beat, Shequida, Hells Kitchenettes & more!
Through December 30, 2018

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Film Listing December 2018 at Symphony
LNT: Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
PJS: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

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Acts of Assumption: Book Release & Signing with Author Susan Leicher
Hosted By The New York Women’sWHEN:                Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
5:30 P.M. Check-in
6:00 – 6:40 P.M. Opening remarks and reading by author
6:40 – 8:00 P.M. Reception and book signing  
Macaulay Honors College          

Susan Leicher, author of The New York Women’s Foundation's Voices From the Field series, reads from her debut novel Acts of Assumption, the story of two young women whose love is challenged by the faith and cultural differences of their communities.  A book signing follows.

A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to The New York Women's Foundation's IGNITE! Program for Girls and Young Women.

Light refreshments will be served.  Registration is required.

The event is hosted by The New York Women’s Foundation.  

ADMISSION:  Free, registration required

Macaulay Honors College | 35 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023       


Cuban Art Show in South Bronx Gallery - We Have Ire:
Afro-Cuban in the United States
The exhibition will be on view in the Casita Maria Gallery from December 13, 2018 to March 9, 2019
Casita Maria Gallery

Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education in partnership with Pregones Theater are proud to present “We Have Ire: Afro-Cuban in the United States.” This exhibition and multi-disciplinary theater project will be produced by Cuban-American writer, performer, Doris Duke Artist and San Francisco resident Paul S. Flores, with collaborating Puerto Rican filmmaker and photographer Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi. “We Have Ire” documents the stories of four Cuban artists, focusing on their influences and dreams.

The exhibition will be on view in the Casita Maria Gallery from December 13, 2018 to March 9, 2019. To kick it off, please join us for a Celebration and Artist Talk on December 13 from 5-8 p.m.
Our audience can also see a live performance of excerpts of the We Have Ire theater project on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 2 - 2:45 p.m., in combination with a Family Storytelling Workshop from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Throughout the “We Have Ire exhibition,” a companion exhibition of paintings created by Casita Maria Summer Campers, entitled “REACH!,” will hang in The Young Artist Gallery. The young artists used imagery of astronauts exploring the cosmos as a powerful metaphor that there is no limit to success-- we can all reach for the stars and beyond!

All events are free and open to all ages.

Casita Maria Gallery | 928 Simpson St, 6 fl.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., (718) 589-2230


Devised Theatre: Curating, Producing, Presenting
(A Practical Roundtable)
Wednesday, December 12
6:30pm Discussion + 3:00pm Workshop + 5:30pm Book Talk
Segal Theatre

What is devised theater? This form, which confounds traditional notions of theatermaking, is itself confounding. It has come to mean many different (and sometimes conflicting) things, depending on the context. Join our working group discussion, featuring producing institutions, artists, legal experts, and scholars, as we attempt to create a comprehensive definition for the “devised theater.” What happens when the collaboration expands beyond traditional definitions? How is the work curated, produced, presented, compensated and credited?

3:00pm Workshop
Register at for a special Devised Theatre afternoon workshop with the Dramatists Guild on their new devised theater partnership contract templates.

5:30pm Book Talk
with Jimmy Maize/Barbara Pitts McAdams, Moment Work (2018), and Coya Paz, Ensemble-Made Chicago: A Guide to Devised Theater (2018)

6:30pm Practical Roundtable: Defining Devised
with Janani Balasubramanian, Dr. Natalie Gosnell, Sandra Garner, Ryan J. Haddad, Kathryn Hamilton, Flako Jimenez, Ayesha Jordan, Andrew Kircher, Jimmy Maize, Barbara Pitts McAdams, Deborah Murad, Caitlin Ryan O’Connell, Aya Ogawa, Dan Rothenberg, Sam Schanwald, and Alyssa Simmons.

Organized and led by Andrew Kircher, Director of The Public Theater’s Devised Theater Initiative.

FREE + Open to the public
First come, first served

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


East Village Stand Holiday Market
November 23 - December 24
Corner of 7th Street and Ave C, East Village, NYC.

Opening Reception & Performances: Friday, November 23, 6-8pm. A shakuhachi zen flute performance by Till Behler

Participating vendors at the East Village Stand Holiday Market include:

Bottleworks, bottle lamps, pendant lights and glassware by Joe Harrigon

One of a kind handmade picture frames by Anne Edris

Taconic Trading Company spiced pepitas and Applewood smoked sea salt

eulenspiegelchocolatelab cookies and chocolates

Black Lives Matter holiday themed jewelry and ornaments by Carla Cubit

Artwork by Baum Earth Elements

and more

The East Village Stand Holiday Market is a 10ft x 4ft space, originally a storage space on the corner of 7th Street & Ave C in East Village, NYC. It allows us to use the front and entire corner outside of the stand for performances, dinner parties, poetry and concerts.

Customers can purchase handmade, local, artisan and vintage gifts for your holiday shopping. Don't miss visiting before it closes for the season

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Food and refreshments will be provided


Corner of 7th Street and Ave C | East Village, NYC.



El Museo del Barrio presents the 
42nd Annual Three Kings Day Parade & Celebration
Friday, January 4, 2019 | 11:00am - 3:00pm
El Museo

Our favorite time of the year is upon us! Come and enjoy live camels, colorful puppets, parrandas, music and dancing on this magical day. In honor of the 42nd anniversary, El Museo will celebrate the parade's long trajectory history and roots by honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the Latino community. 

The parade route begins on 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and ends on 115th Street and Park Avenue. Immediately after the parade, join us at El Museo for some live music, and free admission to Las Galerías.

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El Museo | 1230 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10029 212.831.7272


Frankenstein (Off-Broadway musical) 
Mondays at 7 PM
Friday matinees at 11 AM on Oct. 26 & Nov. 9
St. Luke’s Theatre

Frankenstein, is a new musical, with book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota based on Mary Shelley's novel, and directed by Clint Hromsco.  It is a two-act sweeping, romantic musical about the human need for love and companionship.

Published in 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is in its bicentennial year, and this musical honors its source material. Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end human mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, Victor grants none to his creation.   Frankenstein has been extended into its 2nd year and continues to play Mondays at 7 PM, Off-Broadway at St. Luke’s Theatre in the heart of the theatre district.   (Note that there are no performances on Mondays Oct. 15; Nov. 12 & Dec. 24; Matinee performances at 11 AM have been added on Fridays Oct 26 & Nov. 9.) 

Tickets cost between $20 and $99 and can be purchased through Telecharge. For more information or advance purchase visit

St. Luke's Theatre |  308 West 46th Street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues


Kendra Cunningham: "This Could Be You" 
Thursday November 29th - 7:00pm - 8:30 PM
Thursday December 13th 7:00PM- 8:30PM 
Don't Tell Mama NYC 

Comedian Kendra Cunningham brings her one-woman show, 'This Could Be You,' to the legendary cabaret club Don't Tell Mama. More than 20 years of self help books, affirmations and therapy have finally resulted in Kendra looking in the mirror and saying" "I love and adore myself" and really meaning it this time. Kendra gets personal with the audience about her Boston-bred Irish Catholic family history and the realities of her emotional limitations, balancing humor with honesty.

Tickets are $15.

November 29th

December 13th  

Don't Tell Mama NYC | 343 W. 46th St., New York, NY


Paul Jacobsen | Material Ethereal
November 18  - December 21, 2018
Opening Reception: 
Sunday, November 18, 6-8pm
102 Forsyth Street, New York, NY 10002

signs and symbols is pleased to present Material Ethereal, an exhibition of new work by artist Paul Jacobsen. Challenging the idiom of the photograph with painterly form, Jacobsen’s new body of work questions authorship/viewership/reproduction as he combines painterly technique with the photographic medium to find poetry and order in the otherwise mundane, the common tools. 

paul jacobsen was born in Denver, Colorado in 1976. He grew up in a small mountain town in Colorado, raised by a family of artists. Drawing on his youth in the rural American West, Jacobsen considers the intersection of nature and technology in a multimedia body of work that references intimate personal experiences, countercultural rituals, and the aesthetics of Americana. In lush, somewhat satirical still lives and landscapes that employ traditional painting styles and photographic techniques, Jacobsen offers a bucolic, sublime escape from contemporary consumerism, industry, and innovation. Foregoing a formal art degree, Jacobsen studied in Florence at Lorenzo De Medici Instituto de Arte and was head painter in the studios of Jeff Koons and Rudolf Stingel. His works have been exhibited at MASS MoCA and the Aspen Art Museum, among other institutions. Jacobsen lives and works upstate in Germantown, New York, and Rico, Colorado.  

102 Forsyth Street, New York, NY 10002


Tom Bennett: Paintings and Master Prints
A solo exhibition
Sunday, December 9, 2018 through Saturday, February 9, 2019
Artists Reception:
Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:30 - 5:00 pm

Tabla Rasa Gallery is pleased to present Tom Bennett: Paintings and Master Prints, a solo exhibition and sale of Tom Bennett’s artwork opening on Sunday, December 9, from 2:30-5:00 PM with a wine and cheese reception for the artist.  
Tom Bennett’s artwork is recognizable for its impassioned brushwork, bold compositions, and rich subject matter. His work embraces art history, abundant with homages to heroic works, bucking horses and classical nudes.
Gallery hours

Call 718.833.9100 for events and schedule updates.

224 48 Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11220
718. 833-9100
1:00 - 5:00 pm
*please note that Tabla Rasa will be closed from January 1 to January 16, 2019


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