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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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Film Listing April 2019
Symphony Space

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French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Presents US Theatrical Releases of
Two New French Films
Through May 19, 2019

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

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Apollo Theater
85th Anniversary Programming
Through June 2, 2019

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American Cancer Society
14th Annual Taste of Hope
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Metropolitan Pavilion

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The American Cancer Society hosts the 14th Annual Taste of Hope on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. This years’ Volunteer Host Committee includes Alyssa Reiner, Danny Burstein, Harry Carson, David Alan Basche, Rebecca Luker, and Clarke Thorell.

This year’s celebration recognizes Culinary Honorees, Chefs Michael Lomonaco, Chef & Partner of Porter House Bar and Grill, and Ralph Scamardella, Chef & Partner of TAO Group Restaurants; Otto Cedeno, Founder of Otto’s Tacos as the Corporate Honoree, and Dana Cowin, former Editor-in-chief of Food & Wine Magazine, as the Survivor Honoree. CBS News’ Chris Wragge is back to Emcee. Taste of Hope is the American Cancer Society’s signature culinary, wine, and spirits event, featuring some of New York’s most popular restaurants and beverage vendors. Guests enjoy a walk-around tasting where they can sample signature dishes, premier wines and spirits, and inventive cocktails. Now in its 14th year, the event is hosted annually by the Taste of Hope volunteer committee and has raised over $1.8 Million to support the American Cancer Society’s mission and goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

More than 70 restaurants are scheduled to participate including: A Little Brittle Heaven, Allie’s GF Goodies, Baby Brasa, Ben & Jacks Steakhouse, Benjamin Prime, Bonsai Kakigori, Boulud Sud, Butterfly Bake Shop, Caffe Palermo - Cannoli King, Calle Ocho, Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake Company, Drunken Fruit, Frito Con Cito, FrutaPOP, Hunt & Fish Club, Insomnia Cookies, Java Melts, Jing Fong, Jora, L'angolo Tribeca, L'adresse, LAVO, Loi Estiatorio, LTH, Magnolia Bakery, Melt Bakery, Meska Sweets, Motel Morris, Mr. Crabby's Craft Kitchen + Bar, Nick's Lobster House, Nobu Fifty Seven, Ortzi NYC, Otto’s Tacos, Parkway Bakery & Tavern, Patina Restaurant Group, Patrizias of 2nd Ave, Sarabeth's, Serendipity 3, STK Steakhouse, Surfish Bistro, Sweet Rae's Cookies, Sweetcatch Poke, Talty Bar, TAO, The Algonquin Hotel, The Kati Roll Company, The Sea Fire Grill, The Smith, The Vegantry, Toloache Restaurant, Tommy Bahama, and Treat House.

Those who cannot attend can follow the event online at @ACSTOHNYC (Instagram) and @ACSTasteOfHope (Twitter), or by following hashtag #TOH2019.

General Admission – $200
VIP Admission – $275
All Access Table – $300
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Metropolitan Pavilion | 125 West 18th Street | New York, NY 10011

American Red Cross Greater New York presents
Women Who Lead Luncheon
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:30 – 2:00 p.m.
The Yale Club of New York City Grand Ballroom


Savannah Guthrie
Co-Anchor of Today and NBC News’ Chief Legal Correspondent

Interviewed by

Ashleigh Banfield
National Broadcast Anchor, Host and Legal Analyst,936465e,936465f

For more information, please contact Denean Paulik at or at 212-875-2059

The Yale Club of New York City|Grand Ballroom | 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, corner of 44th Street
New York, NY 10017

CARNAVAL Gala 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019 at 6:30pm
The Plaza Hotel

Artistic Director, Miami City Ballet
Toda Una Vida Award
presented by Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas

Dancing with the Stars
Nuestra Inspiración Award

Ballet Hispánico will honor Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet, with the Ballet Hispánico Toda Una Vida-Lifetime Achievement Award for her glass ceiling-shattering career as a Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet, her extraordinary artistic leadership in the classical dance world, and for being a cultural ambassador for dance. The Ballet Hispánico Nuestra Inspiración Award will be awarded to the television sensation Dancing with the Stars for nurturing a new generation of dance lovers, inspiring people to dance, and showcasing dance in all of its diversity.

Cocktails begin at 6:30pm and dinner and dancing commence at 7:30pm. Proceeds, which totaled over $1.1 million last year, will underwrite Company performances, School of Dance scholarships, and Community Arts Partnerships programs that engage audiences, students, and communities in New York City, across the United States, and around the world.

This year's Gala Chairs are Jody and John Arnhold, Richard Feldman, Kate Lear and Jonathan LaPook, David Pérez and Milena Alberti-Pérez, and Rita E. Rodriguez. Attire for the event is festive black tie.

To purchase tickets, a table, a journal advertisement, or for more information, please contact Lorraine LaHuta at 212-362-6710, ext. 28 or,
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The Plaza Hotel | 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019

CUE Art Foundation
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
6:30 to 7:00pm - Cocktails
7:00 to 9:30pm - Dinner and Program
CUE Art Foundation

Join us for dinner featuring a special wine tasting led by Sheri Morano, Master of Wine.

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CUE Art Foundation | 137 West 25th Street, NYC

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

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Courtney Osit


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


A Celebration of the Life of French-Egyptian Singer Dalida
Thursday, May 2 at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 3 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday May 5 at 2:00 PM
Ideal Glass Studio

FRAGMENTS OF A STAR, a new production directed by Oliver Henzler and featuring a terrific ensemble cast of French and American performers, will have a five show run at Ideal Glass Studio in New York’s East Village from May 2-5. The performance celebrates the life and legacy of the French-Egyptian singer Dalida whose successful music career spanned 30 years.

Born in Cairo to Italian parents in 1933, Dalida remains one of the best known French solo female artists. She sold 140 million albums worldwide over the course of her decades-long career, dazzling audiences with her costumes and elaborate shows. Dalida sang in multiple languages and various genres, everything from French chansons to disco. Her private life was interrupted by several tragic events culminating in her suicide in 1987. Even with an adoring public and a love for the stage, the enormous task of balancing a fulfilled private life with celebrity became tragically impossible.? Yet her legacy is in her music, her joy-filled performance, her courage and her drive.

The devised collaborative theater piece incorporates live music, choreographed movement pieces, and film and aims to shine a light on Dalida’s public and private person while also introducing this mega star to American audiences who are largely unaware of her influential career in the French speaking world.
Performance in French and English, with English subtitles


Ideal Glass Studio | 22 East 2nd Street, NYC

Jewelry Trunk Show by Native American Designers Presented by Tanner's Indian Arts
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The Met Fifth Avenue, Main Store
Friday, April 26, 3 pm–8 pm
Saturday, April 27, 11 am–4 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Discover stunning handmade jewelry by acclaimed Native American designers with Emerald Tanner of Tanner’s Indian Arts.

For two days only, Southwest Native American art dealer Emerald Tanner will present a selection of hand-chosen Native American–made jewelry from her family’s Gallup, New Mexico–based gallery.

A fifth-generation member of her family business specializing in natural gem-quality turquoise, Emerald Tanner helps connect some of the finest Native American jewelers with collectors around the world. She is delighted to share this fine work at The Met Store in a continued celebration of The Met exhibition, Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Dyker Collection.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028


Guest Curated by María Inés Rodríguez
On View February 28 - May 12, 2019
El Museo

El Museo del Barrio is proud to present the first museum survey in the United States of Chilean born artist Alejandro Jodorowsky (b. Tocopilla, 1929). Curated by María Inés Rodríguez, the exhibition will feature more than five decades of his artistic production and will include an array of visual, literary, archival, and filmic material drawn largely from the artist's personal archives.

The exhibition will be accompanied by diverse programming, including a Tarot-reading by Jodorowsky and a line-up of film screenings and Q&As, featuring such cult classics as Fando y Lis (1968), El Topo (1970), and The Holy Mountain (1973). Significantly, Jodorowsky will premiere his latest film, Psychomagic: A Healing Art (2018) in El Museo's newly restored El Teatro. More details coming soon!  

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

7:00 PM: Doors Open | 8:15 PM: Film Begins | 9:45 PM: Q&A with director Rachel Lears

Museum of the Moving Image and Rooftop Films present a special free community sneak preview screening of Netflix's original documentary Knock Down the House, featuring a post-show Q&A with director Rachel Lears!

When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn’t know what to do with the anger she felt about America’s broken health care system. Cori Bush was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer and die from the environmental effects of the coal industry.

At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these four women decide to fight back, setting themselves on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever. Without political experience or corporate money, they build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Their efforts result in a legendary upset.

Free with RSVP

Lawrence Virgilio Playground in Windmuller Park |
52 St., Woodside Ave. bet. 39 Rd. and 39 Dr., Queens, NY 11377

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates 60th Anniversary with
Diamond Jubilee Gala
Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 5:30PM
Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris
Lincoln Center

The Audrey and Martin Gruss Family
The Rockefeller Family
The Daisy and Paul Soros Family
The Laurie M. Tisch Family

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) marks the 60th anniversary of the center’s groundbreaking this May, continuing weekend-long celebrations with the 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala on Sunday, May 5. The event will honor four families who have had a transformative influence on Lincoln Center: the Audrey and Martin Gruss Family, the Rockefeller Family, the Daisy and Paul Soros Family, and the Laurie M. Tisch Family. As Lincoln Center renews its commitment to supporting a thriving campus for the next generation, funds raised will help benefit the organization’s artistic and educational activities which reach millions every year on campus and beyond.

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the evening will look to the future with performances by world-class artists from many of the disciplines represented on campus. The program will also celebrate Lincoln Center’s legacy with a video highlighting the artistic excellence of the past six decades.

The event will begin with cocktails on Hearst Plaza at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier of The Metropolitan Opera House. At 8:00 pm, the festivities move to Alice Tully Hall for the performance and award presentation, followed by dessert and dancing. 

5:30 pm Cocktails 
Hearst Plaza

6:45 pm Dinner
Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier,
The Metropolitan Opera House

8:30 pm Performance 
Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage,
Alice Tully Hall

9:15 pm Dessert and Dancing
The Morgan Stanley Lobby and Och Foyer,
Alice Tully Hall

Attire: Glamorous Black Tie



Lincoln Center
Block Party
Saturday May 4th 10AM - 2:30PM

A block party kicks off the celebratory events on Saturday, May 4, from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, with free activities, performances, and community art-making from the constituent organizations that comprise Lincoln Center. Musical Director Sunny Jain will coordinate the day’s performances, leading a series of concerts on Josie Robertson Plaza. Additional performances and details about the 60th Anniversary Block Party will be announced in the coming weeks.

In front of a crowd of 12,000 and a TV audience of millions, President Dwight D. Eisenhower presided over Lincoln Center’s groundbreaking on May 14, 1959. He described it as “a great cultural adventure,” saying, in part, “Here will occur a true interchange of the fruits of national cultures. From this will develop a growth that will spread to the corners of the Earth, bringing with it the kind of human message that only individuals—not governments—can transmit.” The ceremony included a performance of the U.S. national anthem by the New York Philharmonic and Juilliard Chorus, as well as solo performances by singers from The Metropolitan Opera, with Leonard Bernstein as master of ceremonies.


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NBCUniversal Returns As Presenting Partner
For MvVO Art Ad Art Show:
New York’s New Annual Art Event
Frieze Week May 1-4, 2019
Various NYC Neighborhoods

AD ART SHOW 2019 on LinkNYC during Frieze Week (May 1-4, 2019). After the phenomenal success of AD ART SHOW 2018 at Sotheby’s, NBCUniversal is returning as presenting partner for AD ART SHOW 2019—MvVO ART’s new annual addition to the art scene in New York City.

The 2019 edition is presented on LinkNYC and will take place in key art-centric neighborhoods in New York during Frieze Week (May 1-4, 2019). 

Works by AD ART SHOW artists are for sale on MvVO ART’s Artsy e-gallery A selection committee of contemporary art experts will vet all submissions to AD ART SHOW 2019 and a jury of collectors will vote for three winners. The first place winner will receive a creative immersion day at NBCUniversal and all winners will have a curation/critique session with our selection committee.

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: Films Begin | 10:30 PM: Q&A | 10:45 PM: After-Party

For 23 years, we've kicked off our Summer Series with an explosive program of new short films from all over the world—films that express the power of new beginnings, tear apart tired old structures, and display the creative potential of the cinematic form. After the screening, we’ll keep the celebration going at a rollicking after-party, sponsored by Ketel One Vodka!


Green-Wood Cemetery | 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Derrell Lawrence
The Funeral
Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 3 pm and 7 pm
Symphony Space

THE FUNERAL introduces us to the Williams family as they struggle with the death of their patriarch Jasper Norman Williams, Sr. In addition to contending with the emotions that come with planning his funeral, the family must also deal with long-held secrets, lies, and conflicts that are finally revealed upon his death. Will the Williams family be able to recover from the shock and betrayal of their beloved husband, father and community icon? Or, will they sweep what is discovered under the rug?

Tickets: $35
$30 Students/Seniors/Groups

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Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway | NY, NY 10025


The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK)
Opening Night of TEFAF New York Spring
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Park Avenue Armory

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) will host the third annual Opening Night of TEFAF New York Spring, chaired by Lauren Santo Domingo, Indré Rockefeller, Travis Acquavella, Fiona Druckenmiller and Caryn Zucker. The event is generously underwritten by Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller and sponsored by Prada. The Opening Night offers The Society’s members and New York’s most notable collectors, philanthropists and leaders in fashion and design an exclusive preview of the fair’s sensational pieces before it opens to the public the following day.

Proceeds from The Opening Night will benefit The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s patient care, research, and education programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The third annual TEFAF New York Spring, dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design will welcome 12 new and 78 returning exhibitors, and will run at the historic Park Avenue Armory from May 3-7, 2019. 

Opening Night tickets will be available for purchase at, or by calling 212.639.7972.

Park Avenue Armory | 643 Park Avenue

Treehouse Shakers
Olive & Pearl
May 9 & 10, 2019 @10:30AM & *11:45AM
(*11:45 AM are Relaxed Performance Options)
May 11, 2019 @3PM
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Olive & Pearl, for ages 2-5 and their families, tells the story of a young girl, Olive, who is raised by her Granny, Pearl. Centered on thematic elements of home, and what a home means, young audiences are invited into a cozy and gentle world, rich with sensory experiences. The story follows Olive throughout her day, as she is affectionately taken care of by her grandmother. Granny Pearl builds fires, warms tea, makes meals, has a comforting lap to tell stories on and safe arms to rock Olive to sleep. Throughout their day the characters play, go on an imaginary journey to the moon, sing songs, and dance. Puppets, who reinforce the imagery of home, create additional characters; there is a mouse in its hole, and a fish in its water bowl and fairies in their fairy tree. Home is not only the structure of one’s house, but the place one longs for to feel safety, love and warmth. Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, Olive & Pearl is performed through beautiful puppetry, dance and an original live music score inspired by melodies of Bluegrass, Irish Fiddle, and traditional lullabies. A first introduction into live theatre, Olive & Pearl is both a mirror and a window, for the very young child, into what is the meaning of home. Perfect for the Family!

*Treehouse Shakers will include Relaxed Performances for the 11:45 AM performances of Olive & Pearl on May 9 & 10, 2019. These performances are part of our commitment to making our work accessible to all. Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome audience members who will benefit from a less restrictive audience environment, including (but not limited to) those with sensory processing conditions, Autism, and learning or intellectual disabilities. Everyone is invited to these performances.

Written & Co-Directed By Mara McEwin

Choreographed & Co-Directed By Emily Bunning

Live Music By Anthony Rizzo

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$22 General Audience

$35 Premium Seating

Student & Group Rates Available
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