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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
Announces the 2018-2019 Season
LGBTQ+ Series

Through April 28, 2019

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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 Jacques Becker: Liberating Cinema
Jan 8–Feb 26

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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

FIAF Announces 2019 Animation First Festival
The Only US Festival Dedicated to French Animation
January 25 through 27

Highlights include:

• Michel Ocelot, trailblazing filmmaker, to be Guest of Honor
• 20th Anniversary Screening of Ocelot’s landmark film, Kirikou and the Sorceress, opens festival
• More than 17 US and NY Premieres, including Funan by Denis Do
• Works by 16 emerging and established female filmmakers
• Focus on 85 years of Pinscreen Animation through screenings and workshops
• This year’s César-nominated films and the Best of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival anchor shorts programs
• Extraordinary shorts spanning sci-fi, suspense, documentary, erotic, humor, and more genres
• Isao Takahata of Japan’s Studio Ghibli honored
• Special work-in-progress presentation of The Swallows of Kabul
• Interactive exhibits illuminate worlds of virtual and augmented reality, video games, and the history of French animation
• Times Square Arts Midnight Moment features rising French filmmaker Vergine Keaton
• Partnership with City of Bordeaux shines light on its animation industry
• Panels, discussions, workshops, and much more

It will take place from Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27, 2019, at FIAF. Tickets are available at

FIAF | 22 E 60th St, New York

Frankenstein (Off-Broadway musical) 
Mondays at 7 PM
Friday matinees at 11 AM on Feb. 15 & March 22
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 has celebrated 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 2019 and continues to play Mondays at 7 PM, Off-Broadway at St. Luke’s Theatre in the heart of the theatre district.   (There is a performance on New Year's Eve, Monday Dec. 31;  But no performance on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.).; Matinee performances at 11 AM have been added on Fridays Feb. 15 & March 22.) 

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

Front Room Gallery presents:
Stephen Mallon
January 9th-February 24, 2019
Reception: Wednesday, January 9th, 7-9
Thurs–Sun 1-6 & by appointment
Front Room Gallery

On the tenth anniversary of the famous “Miracle on the Hudson” landing by “Sully” Sullenberger, Front Room Gallery will feature a selection of Stephen Mallon’s photographs of the airplane Flight 1549 from his series “Brace for Impact.” Front Room will also feature works from Mallon’s well-known series “Next Stop Atlantic,” which follows the reefing of NYC subway cars as they are brought from the Bronx to offshore locations as far south as Georgia and eventually dropped into the ocean to become artificial reefs. Additionally, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” will also feature dramatic new works by Mallon of cars in an industrial scrapyard in the Midwest as they go to their final destination, that great parking lot in the sky.

We all remember that bitterly cold day in January 2009 when a flock of Canada geese intersected the flight path of an Airbus A320 leaving La Guardia Airport and forced the most successful (and famous) plane “ditching” in history. It wasn’t just a “miracle”: it was a phenomenon. Four months earlier the economy itself had crashed, and the housing market was in a tailspin; it seemed like the world was coming to an end. Sullenberger was the hero we all needed: he saved 155 souls, right there in the Hudson river, with the world watching live. The story went on to become the subject of movies, books, and interviews on talk shows on all networks. Stephen Mallon’s photographs capture another side of this story, what happened afterward. In Mallon’s epic photograph “Wing,” the plane’s fuselage is completely submerged, save for a lone wing jutting out of the ice-covered water just piercing the horizon line, which is lined with the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Colgate clock and industrial smoke from New Jersey. It is a scene that is so apocalyptic feeling that it would be right at home in “The Planet of the Apes.” In another photo a diver emerges from beneath boulder-sized sheets of ice beside the sunken plane wearing a heated wetsuit that seems more appropriate for outer space than the Hudson river. As the tenth anniversary of the event rolls around, these photographs remain gripping, and demand another look.

Front Room Gallery | 48 Hester St, New York, NY 10002

Lucio Fontana: Spatial Environment (1968)
On View January 23 - April 14, 2019
El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present artist Lucio Fontana's 1968 Ambiente Spaziale [Spatial Environment]. First created in the late 1940s in relation to the artist's innovative Spatialism movement, Fontana's Spatial Environment are labyrinthine, total environments that viewers enter and navigate. Reconstructed under the guidance of the Fondazione Lucio Fontana, the all-white Ambiente Spaziale (1968) at El Museo will follow the exact specifications of the artist's final work in the series, originally conceived and presented at Documenta 4 in Kassel, Germany shortly before Fontana's death.

The installation coincides with the exhibition at The Met Breuer  Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold (on view January 23 through April 14, 2019), curated by Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art in The Met's Department of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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

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


Katelynn Kenney’s
January 10 - January 20, 2019 7PM
The Tank 

Life's hard when you're 11, your only friend is the ghost of your 12-year-old dead aunt, your sister wishes she could be on the other side of her cellphone, your parents make every room frigid, and your sick grandpa wants you to kill him. WENDELL & PAN is a magical dramedy about loneliness, the strange nature of grief, and that moment in your childhood that reverberates with every step you take into the adult world.

The cast will feature Shavana Clarke (Basic Bitch of the Resistance at The PIT), Nya Noemi (Hairspray with The Argyle Theater), Nick Ong (Midsummer with Tiltyard), Anuj Parikh (Julius Caesar with Old Hat Theatre Company), and Margot Staub (Sydney Pollack's The Interpreter). Directed by Ria T. DiLullo, produced by Benjamin-Ernest Abraham. With set design by Caitlynn Barrett, sound design by Barron Bass, costume design by Sophie Costanzi, Choreography by Gavin Myers, and lighting design by Miranda Poett. Visit

Tickets $15-$35. To purchase tickets:

The Tank | 312 West 36th Street

Coming Soon!

Thursday, May 2, 2019
The Plaza Hotel, NYC

El Museo del Barrio is delighted to commence its 50th anniversary celebration with its annual Gala, a spectacular event that brings together Latino and non-Latino cultural luminaries and leaders in business, finance, fashion, entertainment, art and philanthropy to raise crucial funding for the Museum. The Gala has been lauded as one of the hottest tickets in town by the press and New York City’s philanthropic circuit. We hope you can join us for this special occasion.

Gala Chairs
Tony Bechara | Maria & Alberto de la Cruz | Veronica Gonzalez Powell | William A. Haseltine | Maria Eugenia Maury

For more information on sponsorship packets, tables, and tickets please contact:
Courtney Osit


The Plaza Hotel | 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019



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