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August 23, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

City Parks Foundation Presents:
27th Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
August 21 - 25, 2019

Various Locations See Below

City Parks Foundation's SummerStage is proud to announce the 27th Anniversary celebration of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. In the world of modern music, few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker, celebrated as a bebop pioneer and for bringing jazz into the modern era.

A full schedule of Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Performances and Partner Events are listed below. For more information, please visit https://cityparksfoundation.org/charlieparker.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Performances

Friday, August 23th

What: Harlem 100: Mwenso And The Shakes / Brianna Thomas / Vuyo Sotashe / Special Guest Fred Wesley / Jazzmobile Presents: Winard Harper & Jeli Posse
When: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Marcus Garvey Park - 18 Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027
About: In honor of the Harlem 100 anniversary, Michael Mwenso and the National Jazz Museum will unveil a new piece paying tribute to this milestone. This all-star cast of modern jazz musicians will include Mwenso and the Shakes, a multicultural NewYork jazz group. Also joining the showcase are modern jazz singer Brianna Thomas, who performs ballad standards, cabaret, Scat, and the blues, young South African jazz vocalist Vuyo Sotashe; and special guest funk and jazz trombonist Fred Wesley, who worked with James Brown and the Parliament Funkadelic. The night will be supported by drummer Winard Harper and his group Jeli Posse, who are presented by Jazzmobile.

Saturday, August 24

What: Dee Dee Bridgewater / Ravi Coltrane / Quiana Lynell / Reclamation: Camille Thurman, Nikara Warren And Brandee Younger
When: 3:00PM - 7:00PM
Where: Marcus Garvey Park - 18 Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027
About: American jazz saxophonist and Grammy nominee Ravi Coltrane, the son of jazz pianist
Alice Coltrane and saxophonist John Coltrane, joins a cadre of powerful and talented women on this jazz-centric bill headlined by the three-time Grammy Award winning songwriter and jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater. Also on the bill is Quiana Lynell, the winner of the 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, and "Reclamation" a new commission honoring Charlie Parker, featuring Queens native and award winning composer, vocalist and saxophonist Camille Thurman; Nikara Warren, a Brooklyn-born vibraphonist; and modern harpist Brandee Younger.

Sunday, August 25

What: Carl Allen's Art Blakey Tribute / George Coleman Trio / Fred Hersch / Lakecia Benjamin
When: 3:00PM -7:00PM
Where: Tompkins Square Park - E 10th St, New York, NY 10009
About: Carl Allen's jazz bonafides are indisputable-as a young drummer he earned a spot in Freddie Hubbard's band, and would go on to play with the saxophonists George Coleman and Phil Woods (among others), and serve as the Artistic Director of Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School. The quintet he brings to the Festival -featuring trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, saxophonist JD Allen, pianist Eric Reed, and bassist Peter Washington-pays tribute to legendary drummer Art Blakey. Allen is joined by saxophonist NEA Jazz Master, George Coleman, who has worked with MilesDavis and Herbie Hancock; multiple Grammy Award nominee pianist and first openly gay jazz musician Fred Hersch; and saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, who has played with Missy Elliot, Stevie Wonder and many others.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Partner Events

Wednesday, August 21

What: Native Soul Tribute To Clark Terry & Screening: "Keep On Keepin' On" - In Association With The Jazz Foundation Of America
When: 6:00PM Concert, 7:45PM Screening
Where:Hansborough Recreation Center Rooftop - 35 W. 134th Street, Manhattan
About: Saxophonist Peter Brainin, pianist Noah Haidu, bassist Marcus McLaurine, and drummer Steve Johns present a special tribute to swing and bebop trumpeter Clark Terry.
"Keep on Keepin' On" (2014)
In this film directed by Alan Hicks, Terry mentors blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as he prepares to compete in an international competition. The film features Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Justin Kauflin, and Arturo Sandoval.
Note: Free with RSVP to charlierparker@cityparksfoundation.org

What: Jazz In The Garden: Michael Marcus - In Association With The Jazz Foundation Of America and Ariana's List
When: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Where: 6BC Botanical Garden - 622 East 6th Street (bwn B & C), Manhattan
About: Michael Marcus is a jazz clarinetist/multi-woodwind player, composer and arranger. Since releasing his debut recording, he has appeared on more than 35 records and composed over 125 original/recorded compositions.

Thursday, August 22

What: Unpacking Jazz and Gender Justice with Terri Lynne Carrington and Aja Burrell Wood
When: 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Where: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem - 58 W. 129th Street, Manhattan
About: What would jazz sound like in a culture without patriarchy? Join jazz drummer, composer and singer Terri Lyne Carrington with special guests for a discussion on jazz, equity, and justice as transformation. This panel is presented by the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice and moderated by managing director, Aja Burrell Wood.
Note: Free with RSVP to charlierparker@cityparksfoundation.org

What: An Evening At Langston's: Celebrating The Centennial Anniversary Of The Harlem Renaissance with Candice Hoyes
When: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: The Langston Hughes House - 20 E. 127th Street (btw Madison & Fifth Ave.), Manhattan
About: A class celebrating the Harlem Renaissance with Ryan Maloney of the National Jazz Museum and a performance by vocalist Candice Hoyes and multi-instrumentalist Joel Ross.
Note: Free with RSVP to events@itooarts.com

What: Screening: "The Ballad Of Fred Hersch" and Q&A with Directors Charlotte Lagarde and Carrie Lozano
When: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Maysles Documentary Center - 343 Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.), Manhattan
About: An intimate portrait of one of today's foremost jazz pianists. With more than 30 albums and 12 Grammy nominations under his belt, Hersch is internationally revered in jazz circles as a master improviser. He was the first jazz musician to come out as gay and HIV-positive in the early 1990s. Film followed by a Q&A with Directors Charlotte Lagarde and Carrie Lozano.
Note: Free with RSVP to charlierparker@cityparksfoundation.org

Friday, August 23

What: Jazz In The Garden: René Mclean - In Association With The Jazz Foundation Of America And Ariana's List
When: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Where: Harlem Rose Garden - 6 E. 129th Street, Manhattan
About: New Yorker René McLean is a world renowned saxophonist, composer, band leader, educator and producer. He began his musical training at the age of 9 under the guidance of his father Jackie McLean, and started leading his own bands at the age of 16. He has performed and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Tito Puente, Horace Silver, Hugh Masekela, Yusef Lateef and others.

2019 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Performance Schedule

Day Date Time Artist Park Boro Genre
Friday 8/23/19 7:00 PM Harlem 100: Mwenso & the Shakes / Brianna Thomas / Vuyo Sotashe / Fred Wesley/ Jazzmobile presents: Winard Harper & Jeli Posse Marcus Garvey Park MN Music
Saturday 8/24/19 3:00 PM Dee Dee Bridgewater / Ravi Coltrane / Quiana Lynell / Reclamation: Camille Thurman, Nikara Warren and Brandee Younger in association with the Jazz Gallery and the Joyce and George Wein Foundation Marcus Garvey Park MN Music
Sunday 8/25/19 3:00 PM Carl Allen's Art Blakey Tribute / George Coleman Trio / Fred Hersch / Lakecia Benjamin Tompkins Square Park MN Music

For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, follow SummerStage via the social media handles below and visit www.SummerStage.org for all festival information.

SummerStage Social Media
Twitter: @SummerStage
Facebook: SummerStage NYC
Instagram: @SummerStage
Snapchat: summerstagenyc
Official Hashtag: #SummerStage

 


 

August 22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Strings Under the Stars
Thursday, August 22nd, 6 PM
Pelham Bay Park

Bronx Arts Ensemble’s string quartet presents a program of music by all Francophone composers. Centering around Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, the program will also feature the guitar music of Haitian composer Frantz Casséus and the string music of Germaine Tailleferre, member of the infamous French composers’ collective Les Six.

Tickets are free!
For more information, please visit https://bronxartsensemble.org/event/stringsunderthestars/


Pelham Bay Park | Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave, Bronx, NY 10465


 

August 19, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

K.I.S.S. THEATRICALS TO PRESENT
WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP
AT THE RAVE THEATER FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 17 at 8:45 pm
Sunday, August 18 at 8:30 pm
Monday, August 19 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 24 at 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 25 at 2:00 pm
AUGUST 17-25, 2019
TEATRO SEA
CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER

K.I.S.S. THEATRICALS is pleased to announce the East Coast premiere of WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP, as part of the RAVE THEATER FESTIVAL. This one-woman musical with book, music and lyric by JANET COLE VALDEZ and DEEDEE O'MALLEY, music by BETTIE ROSS and directed by HOLLY FRIEDMAN revolves around the zany adventures of an actress who risks it all for the role of a lifetime.

WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP takes us on a wild ride with New York actress Rita Donatella, in her quest to land the role of a lifetime in a Johnny Depp film. Constantly reinventing herself to be more perfect for the role, she courageously navigates the rough waters of the Big Apple with humor and chutzpah.

Past productions of WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP at TUTS Underground in Houston and at the Whitefire Theatre in North Hollywood in 2016 received rave reviews. Stage Raw named it one of the Top Ten Stage Shows in L.A.

RAVE THEATER FESTIVAL will be held this summer from August 9-25, 2019 at the Clemente Solo Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk Street) on the Lower East Side. The festival is helmed by Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ken Davenport, who will serve as artistic director.

For its inaugural year, Rave Theater Festival has selected a diverse roster of 20 plays, musicals, family-friendly shows, and cross-disciplinary projects. To learn more about Rave Theater Festival visit RaveTheaterFestival.com.

Tickets are $25.00 for regular seats and $35.00 for premium seats (guarantees a seat in the best section of the theater) and can be purchased online at http://ravetheaterfestival.com/tickets-and-passes/ or by calling (866) 811-4111.


TEATRO SEA | CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER
107 SUFFOLK STREET, MANHATTAN



August 16, 2019

New York Cool Tips:

Rooftop Films
DESOLATION CENTER
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: 
Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A
10:45 PM: After-Party
GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY


The untold story of anarchic punk-rock desert happenings that sent reverberations through our culture.

Desolation Center is the untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California, recognized as the inspirations for Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Coachella, paving the way for these collective experiences that have become a crucial part of alternative culture in the 21st century. 

BUY TICKETS


GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY | 500 25th Street | Brooklyn



Rooftop Films
PREMATURE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
7:30 PM: Doors Open
8:00 PM: Live Music
8:30 PM: Film Begins
10:00 PM: Q&A
NEW DESIGN HIGH SCHOOL

An unexpected love affair forces young aspiring-poet Ayanna to make hard decisions in this Harlem-set summer romance.

BUY TICKETS

NEW DESIGN HIGH SCHOOL | 350 Grand Street



August 14, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Battery Dance Presents
The 38th Annual
Battery Dance Festival
In association with Battery Park City Authority
August 11-17, 2019
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City &
The Schimmel Center at Pace University

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 38 Annual Battery Dance Festival with free performances from August 11-16, 2019 from 7 - 9 pm against the backdrop of New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing performance on August 17, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University.

This year's featured artists include a curated selection of local dance companies as well as dancers from Austria, Argentina, Ghana, France, India, Lithuania, Netherlands, and Paraguay.

Battery Dance Festival Lineup 2019
Ashlé Dawson-Breaking Conformity Productions
Ballet Boy Productions
Battery Dance
B-E - Lithuania
Buglisi Dance Theatre
Emma Evelien Dance - Netherlands
Escuela de Danza IMA - Paraguay
Jon Ole Olstad
Keerati Jinakunwiphat // DIVE
Konverjdans
Laboration Art Company - France
Leah Barsky and Cristian Correa - Argentina
Mari Meade Dance Collective / MMDC
Mathetha Dance
Music from the Sole
SEAD's Bodhi Project - Austria
Socharart Ensemble- Ghana
Vanaver Caravan
Water Street Dance Milwaukee
YYDC

Tickets for the closing performance are $10.00; or $65 including after-reception. For more information, visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/. Tickets for August 17 will be available beginning 7/6.

Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City &
The Schimmel Center at Pace University



August 12, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Native Soul
August 12th, 6:00 PM
Vinmont Veteran Park

Native Soul is a band that brings together the separate-but-equal talents of four very talented artists. The main constant, however, is the musicianship. Their sound is so well melded that the four players suggest the wealth of tone and sound produced by the Big Bands. But they go a step beyond big sound and instead turn into a quartet where it is impossible to single out a lead player.

Tickets are free. For more information, visit: https://bronxartsensemble.org/event/nativesoul-2/.

Vinmont Veteran Park | 5410 Mosholu Ave, Bronx, NY 10471 | Bronx, NY 10471


August 11, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Battery Dance Presents
The 38th Annual
Battery Dance Festival
In association with Battery Park City Authority
August 11-17, 2019
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City &
The Schimmel Center at Pace University

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 38 Annual Battery Dance Festival with free performances from August 11-16, 2019 from 7 - 9 pm against the backdrop of New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing performance on August 17, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University.

This year's featured artists include a curated selection of local dance companies as well as dancers from Austria, Argentina, Ghana, France, India, Lithuania, Netherlands, and Paraguay.

Battery Dance Festival Lineup 2019
Ashlé Dawson-Breaking Conformity Productions
Ballet Boy Productions
Battery Dance
B-E - Lithuania
Buglisi Dance Theatre
Emma Evelien Dance - Netherlands
Escuela de Danza IMA - Paraguay
Jon Ole Olstad
Keerati Jinakunwiphat // DIVE
Konverjdans
Laboration Art Company - France
Leah Barsky and Cristian Correa - Argentina
Mari Meade Dance Collective / MMDC
Mathetha Dance
Music from the Sole
SEAD's Bodhi Project - Austria
Socharart Ensemble- Ghana
Vanaver Caravan
Water Street Dance Milwaukee
YYDC

Tickets for the closing performance are $10.00; or $65 including after-reception. For more information, visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/. Tickets for August 17 will be available beginning 7/6.

Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City &
The Schimmel Center at Pace University



 

August 10, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
DESOLATION CENTER
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: 
Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A
10:45 PM: After-Party
GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

The untold story of anarchic punk-rock desert happenings that sent reverberations through our culture.

Desolation Center is the untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California, recognized as the inspirations for Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Coachella, paving the way for these collective experiences that have become a crucial part of alternative culture in the 21st century. 

BUY TICKETS


GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY | 500 25th Street | Brooklyn



August 9, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Under Siege (U.S. Premiere)
Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm
David H. Koch Theater

Yang Liping Contemporary Dance
Yang Liping, chief choreographer and director
Tim Yip, visual director/set and costume design

In this U.S. premiere from China's Yang Liping Contemporary Dance, the astonishing Under Siege portrays the climactic battle between the Chu and Han armies in 202 B.C., an epic struggle that changed the course of Chinese history. Celebrated choreographer Yang Liping employs martial arts, contemporary and Chinese folk dance, gymnastics, and hip-hop to stage her version of the age-old story of love, war, passion, and betrayal that has been passed down through generations. Tim Yip (Oscar winner for his production design of the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates an intensely beautiful visual landscape and costumes that complement Yang Liping's melding of ancient traditions with modern sensibilities.

Pre-performance lecture by Renqiu Yu on Thursday, August 8, at 6:15 pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Major endowment support for contemporary dance and theater is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Endowment support for the Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of Under Siege is provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.

The Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of Under Siege is made possible in part by the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

Tickets

David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center

 


August 8, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
DESOLATION CENTER
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: 
Live Music
9:00 PMFilm Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A
10:45 PM: After-Party
GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

The untold story of anarchic punk-rock desert happenings that sent reverberations through our culture.

Desolation Center is the untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California, recognized as the inspirations for Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Coachella, paving the way for these collective experiences that have become a crucial part of alternative culture in the 21st century. 

BUY TICKETS


GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY | 500 25th Street | Brooklyn

 


 

August 7, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Symphony Space Film Listing
Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt
August 7, 2019 at 1pm


$18 and up; $14 and up Member; $16 and up Senior
www.symphonyspace.org


Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre | 2537 Broadway & 95th Street



August 6, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Lincoln Center Announces 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival
July 10-August 10
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Annual Mostly Mozart Festival Features
Internationally Acclaimed Staged Productions
Plus Premieres, Concert Performances, and
Extraordinary Artists from Multiple Disciplines. 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival, running from July 10 through August 10, 2019. Harnessing Mozart’s innovative spirit as its inspiration, the 2019 festival builds upon the expanded scope established last summer with groundbreaking, international multidisciplinary productions, acclaimed artists of all genres, introductions to emerging creative voices, commissions and premieres, and the presentation of new work and ideas. American Express is the lead sponsor of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Tickets for Friends of Mostly Mozart go on sale April 2, 2019 and to the general public beginning April 15, 2019. To become a Friend of Lincoln Center, visit support.lincolncenter.org Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


 

August 5, 2019

New York Cool Tip:


Georgia Weber and The Sleeved Hearts Single Release Show
Monday, August 5th, 2019 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. EST
Nublu 151

Join experimental jazz trio, Georgia Weber and The Sleeved Hearts, for an evening of jazz with a modern twist at Nublu 151! Australian double bass player, singer, composer and bandleader Georgia Weber, and her trio, The Sleeved Hearts, will introduce you to a new musical experience, combining influences of traditional jazz with pop-punk and indie rock sounds, including their latest single "Parachute" and other songs from their new album, Keeping it Real, set to release on Oct. 4th!
For more info: http://www.georgiawebermusic.com/

Tickets

Price: $15.00 Presale
$20.00 At the Door


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgiaweberbass
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2402231009843267/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/georgiaweberbass/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/georgiaweberbas


Nublu 151 | 151 Avenue C
New York, New York, 10009
Nearest Subways: Essex St. M J Z, 1 Av L, 2nd Ave F, Delancey St. F
Venue Website: http://nublu.net/


 

August 3, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Queer as German Folk
Exhibition Closing Party
August 3, 5-8pm
Goethe-Institut New York


Join us for the closing party of Queer as German Folk, an exhibition honoring 50 years of activist exchange between North American & German queer communities! Hosted by legendary drag queen Linda Simpson, the evening will feature a raffle and queer trivia! Prizes include a free language course, tickets to an upcoming queer theatrical production at St. Ann’s Warehouse, the beloved t-shirts from our exhibition, and more!

The closing party is free and open to the public.

About the exhibition:

Curated by Birgit Bosold and Carina Klugbauer of the Schwules Museum, the core of the exhibition includes 100 items that capture moments in queer movements that caused shockwaves both big and small, from early leather meeting places in Kreuzberg to the feminist scene in East Germany; from the legendary Tuntenstreit of leftist gays to the so-called Witch Trial of Itzehoe; from the founding of the Network of Black Women in Germany to today's trans demonstrations. The exhibition includes clips of queer activists describing their "Stonewall Moments", highlighting both the relevance of queer history and the urgency of today's struggle.

About Linda Simpson:

Since the late 1980s, Linda Simpson has been one of New York's most multi-faceted drag queens. Her career includes promoting and hosting dozens of parties at NYC clubs and bars; publishing the underground "revolutionary gay magazine" My Comrade; hosting the groundbreaking nationally broadcast cable TV show Party Talk; writing, producing and starring in four plays (at P.S. 122, La Mama and the Laurie Beechman). Over the past several years, her wildly popular bingos have entertained throngs of players. One of Linda's most acclaimed projects is The Drag Explosion, featuring her photos of New York's momentous drag scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The multi-media undertaking includes a website (TheDragExplosion.com) and a slideshow that she has presented in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Copenhagen.

Goethe-Institut New York | 30 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003



August 2, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Liza with a “Z” and Caleb Teicher & Company
Fosse’s “Sing, Sing, Sing” by LaGuardia High School Students
Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:20pm
Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Lincoln Center Out of Doors’ rare screening of the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning Liza with a “Z”, the filmed one-woman, one-night-only performance by Liza Minelli on Broadway in 1972.

The film will be accompanied by a performance by Caleb Teicher—Bessie Award-winning choreographer fluent in jazz, tap, and swing—and his ensemble.

An evening celebrating Fosse’s legacy is rounded out by students from LaGuardia High School performing “Sing, Sing, Sing” with the original choreography from Fosse’s DANCIN’.

Link: http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors/show/liza-with-a-z-caleb-teicher-and-company-and-the-verdon-fosse-legacy
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/2Ff9qCPeqs7LQJ2t5


Lincoln Center Out of Doors


 

August 1, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Blak Whyte Gray
Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

Boy Blue
Michael "Mikey J" Asante, creative direction and music
Kenrick "H2O" Sandy, choreography
Lee Curran, lighting design
Ryan Dawson Laight, costume design

Olivier Award-winning East London company Boy Blue returns to Lincoln Center with its electrifying dance-theater workBlak Whyte Gray following last fall's critically acclaimed, sold out White Light Festival performances of the U.S. premiere. Driven by founders Michael "Mikey J" Asante and Kenrick "H2O" Sandy, Boy Blue creates virtuosic performances rooted in hip-hop music and dance. For Blak Whyte Gray, the company's first full-length abstract piece, a charged electronic score, bold staging, and powerful imagery call forth a deeply-rooted cultural awakening on themes of oppression, identity, and transcendence. Among other honors, Blak Whyte Gray was nominated for Best Modern Choreography in the 2017 Critics' Circle National Dance Awards.

There will be a post-performance talk with Kenrick "H2O" Sandy on Friday, August 2.

Tickets

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College | 524 West 59th Street
(Between 10th and 11th Avenues)


July 29, 2019

New York Cool Tip

Gregory Harrington and Friends @ The Irish Repertory Theatre
Monday, July 29th, 2019 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Irish Repertory Theatre


Join internationally acclaimed NYC violinist, Gregory Harrington and friends, for an evening of both classic and modern music at the Irish Repertory Theatre! Joined by two highly-acclaimed cellists, Eleanor Norton and Zsaz Rutkowski, and with Brandon Lewis on drums, Harrington will take you on a musical journey from Bach to Bocelli, from Coltrane to Cohen and many other musical styles in between. Don't miss this highly entertaining evening!

Price: $25.00

Website: https://gregoryharrington.com/

Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10433115

More Info: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10433115

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harringtonviolin/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harringtonviolin/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/harringtonmusic

Irish Repertory Theatre | 132 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
Nearest Subways: 23rd St F & M, 23rd St. 1, or the 23rd St. C, E

 




July 28, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Las Caras Lindas de Mi Gente Negra
Sunday, July 28, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Join us and Lincoln Center Out of Doors for Las Caras Lindas de Mi Gente Negra! The evening focuses on the legacy of African influences on Puerto Rico’s rich musical history. Featuring performances by Moncho Rivera, Cita Rodriguez y Su Banda, Carlito Padron y Su Banda, and the Bombazo Dance Company, this evening honors Puerto Rican musical icons Tite Curet Alonso, Ismael Rivera, and Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez for highlighting the cultural contributions and struggles of African descendants worldwide.

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

First Come First Serve | Free

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


July 26, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Lincoln Center Announces 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival
July 10-August 10
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Annual Mostly Mozart Festival Features
Internationally Acclaimed Staged Productions
Plus Premieres, Concert Performances, and
Extraordinary Artists from Multiple Disciplines. 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival, running from July 10 through August 10, 2019. Harnessing Mozart’s innovative spirit as its inspiration, the 2019 festival builds upon the expanded scope established last summer with groundbreaking, international multidisciplinary productions, acclaimed artists of all genres, introductions to emerging creative voices, commissions and premieres, and the presentation of new work and ideas. American Express is the lead sponsor of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Tickets for Friends of Mostly Mozart go on sale April 2, 2019 and to the general public beginning April 15, 2019. To become a Friend of Lincoln Center, visit support.lincolncenter.org Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

 


 

July 25, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
April 12 - September 8, 2019
The Jewish Museum

Featuring 14 artists and 18 musicians from 10 countries, this exhibition offers a deep and rich exploration of the beloved global icon through the lens of contemporary art.

Tickets

The Jewish Museum | 1105 Fifth Avenue | At 92nd


July 24, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Soul at the Center
Legacy: Lalah Hathaway Sings Donny Hathaway
The Illustrious Blacks, Baby Rose, The Last Poets and more
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:00pm
Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Soul at the Center makes a momentous return to Lincoln Center to kick off this summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors on July 24, celebrating the legacy of Ellis Haizlip. The subject of the 2018 documentary Mr. SOUL!, Haizlip coproduced the original Soul at the Center, which featured legendary artists like Nina Simone, Ike and Tina Turner, Labelle, Sister Rosetta Tharp and Donny Hathaway—serving as the first extended presentation of Black art and culture by Lincoln Center.

Five-time Grammy Award-winning artist Lalah Hathaway will perform in tribute to her father, Donny Hathaway, for the very first time. The program also features queer Afrofuturist pop duo The Illustrious Blacks, poetic R&B singer Baby Rose and hip-hop forefathers The Last Poets (with more to be announced). Ancillary activities will include hair braiding and the Black History Mobile Museum to celebrate and pay tribute to Haizlip’s mission of sharing Black arts and culture across New York City.


Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Link: http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors/show/soul-at-the-center
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/2Ff9qCPeqs7LQJ2t5


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Kinesis Project dance theatre
Presents
Revealing Dances Open Rehearsal
An invitation into the creative dance process
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30pm
Riverside Park South

As part of Kinesis Project Dance's Revealing Dances series, audience members are invited to take part in the creation of a new work, Breathing with Strangers, in Riverside Park South. The Revealing Dances Open Rehearsal will begin at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 24. Guests are welcome to join the company at Engine Park in Riverside South, entrance at 12 Avenue, Riverside Boulevard between W. 59th Street and W. 72nd Street, NYC.

Revealing Dances is an ongoing open rehearsal and facilitated conversation series invented by Melissa Riker (Kinesis Project dance theatre) and Jeremy Williams (Convergences Theatre Collective) as a way to welcome audiences deeper into the live arts creation process. The open rehearsal will take place in two parts: First, a public rehearsal by the company invites audiences into the process of how a collaborative, site-specific dance is made. Second, the company opens up the floor to the audience, to give feedback and reactions as well as ask questions, through a facilitated conversation.

Due to the nature of our work, audiences should expect to move throughout the rehearsal.

To learn more about the Open Rehearsal series and the company, visit https://kinesisproject.squarespace.com/

This event is free and open to the public.

Engine Park in Riverside South | Entrance at 12 Avenue, Riverside Boulevard Between W. 59th Street and W. 72nd Street, NYC.



Another New York Cool Tip:

Dante Mazzetti Hotel Vol. 1 Release Show at Carroll Place
Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 9:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. EST
Carroll Place

Singer-songwriter, Dante Mazzetti is pleased to perform his new EP Hotel Vol. 1 at Carroll Place. Come and see why The Independent calls Mazzetti a “multi-talented musician.”

Price: FREE

Event Link

More Info: https://dantemazzetti.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DantesMusicPage
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/627201837781307/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dantemazzetti/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dante_mazzetti

Carroll Place | 157 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012


July 22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Madison Cunningham
July 22 7-9PM
The Standard in East Village

Rising guitarist Madison Cunningham will be playing The Standard in East Village on July 22.

The show is part of the Annie O Music Series Presents "Standard Sounds".

The 22-year-old is gearing up to release her new LP, Who Are You Now, on August 16 via Verve Forecast. The latest track "Something To Believe In"
from the new record is out now. LISTEN/SHARE: https://verveforecast.lnk.to/SomethingToBelieveIn

Reservations

The Standard in East Village | 25 Cooper Square


July 21, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! Free Outdoor Concert Series Presents Jumaane Smith
July 21st. 8PM-10PM
On Stage at Kingsborough

Experience the excitement of acclaimed trumpeter and vocalist Jumaane Smith, as he performs “LOUIS! LOUIS! LOUIS!” The performance is a celebration of the origins of jump blues and jazz, with thrilling renditions of timeless classics from Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, and Louis Jordan, along with original music composed especially for this show. A talented trumpeter and vocalist, Jumaane Smith has toured the world with Michael Bublé, performed on the Grammys with Stevie Wonder, and collaborated with Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, and Herbie Hancock. He is a featured performer on five Grammy Winning albums.

All concerts take place at Kingsborough’s Lighthouse Bandshell, on the campus of Kingsborough Community College. Admission and parking is free and open to the public. Kingsborough’s gates open at 7:00 p.m. and the concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. A limited number of seats are available, but all are welcome to bring blankets and folding chairs for our lawn. For more information visit http://www.onstageatkingsborough.org .

On Stage at Kingsborough | 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11235


 

July 19, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe 019 Short Play and Monologue Festival
July 19-21 and 26-28, 2019
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe will present the world premieres of 20 original short plays and monologues in a six-day festival at 236 East 3rd Street in Manhattan.

The Festival will highlight innovative new works from emerging and established dramatists; featured plays and monologues will address themes of immigration, sexual violence, cultural identity and freedom of expression. Audiences will choose the festival's top three plays, which will each receive encore performances in Fall 2019. The Festival runs from July 19-21 and July 26-28.

Program A: (tickets at http://bit.ly/progam-a)

Program B: (tickets at http://bit.ly/program-b)

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s 2019 Short Play and Monologue Festival runs July 19-21 and 26-28, 2019. Each selected work will be performed at least five times during the festival. Playwrights, directors and actors will also participate in post-show discussions and talk-back sessions. The festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

General Admission (1 ticket to either Program A or B): $10 in advance; $15 at the door; $8 for students with valid ID

Two-Show Ticket Package: $15 advance; $20 at the door

Combination Tickets (includes admission to July 27th Festival performances and Helena D. Lewis’s “Call Me Crazy”): $30

TO PURCHASE TICKETS: visit www.nuyorican.org

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe | 236 East 3rd Street
Between Avenues B and C in Manhattan
Sort walk from the 2nd Avenue Station of the F train and the Essex/Delancey Station of the J/M/Z trains. For more detailed directions or other information about the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, visit www.nuyorican.org or call 212-780-9386.

 


 

July 18, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
THE GREAT HACK
Thursday, July 18th, 2019
8:00 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A
11:00 PM: After-Party
Industry City

Industry City | 51 35th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232

 


 

July 16, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Bravado Magenta: Film Screening W/ Bocafloja | Coloniality & Patriarchy Exposé
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Free
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

On Tuesday, July 16, CCCADI will be hosting a screening of Bravado Magenta, a performative documentary directed by interdisciplinary artist, musician, and filmmaker Bocafloja. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker.

About the film:
Bravado Magenta is an exposé on the intersection of coloniality and patriarchy. This performative documentary critically analyzes racialized masculinities through self-cartography and storytelling. Written and Directed by multidisciplinary artist and scholar Bocafloja (Nana Dijo, 2016, Dir.), Cinematographed by Cambiowashere and Juan L. Azpiri, Bravado Magenta engages in a relevant discussion on gender, sexuality and global south studies. With testimonials from Devyn Springer, Zoé Samudzi, Fabián Villegas, Njoki wa Ngugi, Rodolfo Rensoli, Zahira Kelly amongst others, Bravado Magenta manifests itself as a deep journey into corpo-politics. Visual poetry, non-linear narratives and provocative film aesthetics illustrate the constitution of Bravado Magenta as a theatrical exercise of self-representation, challenging traditional schemes of documentary filmmaking.

Free RSVP HERE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bravado-magentafilm-screening-wbocafloja-coloniality-patriarchy-expose-tickets-64384119635

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute | 120 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035


July 15, 2019

New York Cool Tip:


Lincoln Center Announces 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival
July 10–August 10
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Annual Mostly Mozart Festival Features
Internationally Acclaimed Staged Productions
Plus Premieres, Concert Performances, and
Extraordinary Artists from Multiple Disciplines. 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival, running from July 10 through August 10, 2019. Harnessing Mozart’s innovative spirit as its inspiration, the 2019 festival builds upon the expanded scope established last summer with groundbreaking, international multidisciplinary productions, acclaimed artists of all genres, introductions to emerging creative voices, commissions and premieres, and the presentation of new work and ideas. American Express is the lead sponsor of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Tickets for Friends of Mostly Mozart go on sale April 2, 2019 and to the general public beginning April 15, 2019. To become a Friend of Lincoln Center, visit support.lincolncenter.org Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


July 14, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

FIAF's Bastille Day Celebration
Sunday, July 14 12-5pm
60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue, NYC
& FIAF: 22 East 60th Street

Celebrate Bastille Day at New York’s liveliest summer fête!

Join us for a festive afternoon of French food, drink, culture, and entertainment on 60th Street, Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue. Abounding with French cuisine, wine, Champagne, cocktails, music, dance, and activities for children and families.

Highlights include:
- Champagne, Cocktail, & Jazz Party
- Summer in Provence Tasting
- Live performances by Hungry March Band, jazz singer Chloé Perrier, French bal musette band Les P'tites Ouvreuses, & more
- The French Garden: A Showcase of Premium French Brands including French Wink, Ladurée, & Saint James
- Kids’ Corner with French-themed drawing, reading, & writing activities
- Prize Drawing with more than 30 lots, including a trip to Cannes
- Film Screening

Presenting sponsors of Bastille Day on 60th Street are CRT Côte D’Azur France and Cannes.

Lead sponsorship for Bastille Day on 60th Street is provided by Air France and Delta Air Lines, the official airlines of FIAF.

Bastille Day is made possible with the generous support of Président, Perrier, Ricard, and TV5Monde/Sling Television.

Special thanks to our media partners France-Amérique and French Morning.

The street fête is free and open to all.
The tastings and film screening require tickets.

For more information and tickets, log onto https://fiaf.org/event/2019-07-14-bastille-day/

60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue, NYC
& FIAF: 22 East 60th Street
New York, NY | 10022 United States




July 13, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
MICKEY AND THE BEAR
8:00 PM: Doors Open |
8:30 PM: Live Music from Yohuna | 9:00 PM: Film Begins | 10:30 PM: Q&A | 11:00 PM: After-Party
SATURDAY, JULY 13
INDUSTRY CITY

Faced with the responsibility to take care of her opioid-addicted veteran father, headstrong teen Mickey Peck does what she can to keep her household afloat. When she receives the opportunity to leave her home for good, she must make the impossible decision between familial obligation and personal fulfillment.

BUY TICKETS

INDUSTRY CITY | 51 35th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232



Another New York Cool Tip:

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
Presents
GREEN AFTERNOON VII
A Garden Dance Performance and Cocktail Reception
at the Home of Architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel
East Hampton, NY
Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 5pm
230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents Green Afternoon VII, an annual afternoon innovative presentation of wine, modern dance, and delicious food in the home and gardens of Architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel featuring an excerpt of their recent World Premiere,Crossroads. The performances begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and movement installations in the gardens and outdoor sitting rooms throughout the property. Performers dance in tree houses, on and around sculptures, the swimming pool, the wooded path, and more. The audience will then have the opportunity to see the company's latest NYC World Premiere, Crossroads, on the Great Lawn. Crossroads premieres at New York Live Arts June 20-22, 2019.

Crossroads is an evening-length work that explores forging into unchartered waters and the ensuing and tumultuous process of self-discovery. The choreography lingers in these moments at the crossroads, choosing one path or another, and how these moments steer the course of our lives.

Green Afternoon VII takes place at 230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937. Tickets are start at $125 and can be purchased at: https://amandaselwyndance.org/green-afternoon-vii-tickets/.

To get to the performance site from the center of East Hampton, take Montauk Highway/Route 27 to first traffic light past windmill. Turn left onto Accabonac Highway. Drive 4 miles to stop sign at forked intersection. Cross main road and turn right onto north-most fork, Old Stone Highway. Drive 0.25 mile to #230 (mailbox on tree). Please park on main road and walk up drive to first house on right.

230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937



July 12, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Film at Lincoln Center
IN THIS LIFE
DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL
Friday, July 12, 2019 at 8:45pm
Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center

Tony Award Nominee Robbie Fairchild stars,
working as co-writer and co-producer with director Bat-Sheva Guez.
Collaboratively choreographed by Fairchild alongside
James Alsop, Warren Craft, Andrea Miller, and Christopher Wheeldon.

TRAILER:
https://batshevaguez.com/project/in-this-life/

In five acts, In This Life explores the language of loss, conveying the complexity of grief in the often-wordless way it impacts our lives. The film is a leap of faith for former New York City Ballet principal and Broadway star Robbie Fairchild as he embarks on an ambitious collaboration with the director, choreographers, and dancers. Sharing the roles of writer and producer with Bat-Sheva Guez, Fairchild imbues this odyssey with the very personal experience of one man going through this rite of passage, which is as universal as it is unique.

Bat-Sheva Guez's short film In This Life will make its NY premiere at Dance on Camera Festival on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 8:45pm. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association, the short will screen at the Walter Reade Theater as part of the 47th edition of the Dance on Camera Festival.

In This Life is also scheduled to screen as part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, which runs August 6-11, 2019.


For more information on In This Life, please find on Instagram and Twitter at #InThisLifeFilm and the Facebook link below:
https://www.facebook.com/AdventurePantsFilm

Tickets are $15 and will be available on June 21 at www.filmlinc.org/films.

Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center



July 6, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN CONTINUES ITS CELEBRATION OF PUNK GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ITS DIY SPIRIT THIS SUMMER
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 madmuseum.org.

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


Buy Tickets Online

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



July 5, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

THEN SHE FELL
Off-Broadway Hit Celebrates 4000th Performance
Friday, July 5 at 7:30pm & 10:30pm
Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm & 10:30pm
Matinees on select Saturdays at 2pm.
The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns

Third Rail Projects' award-winning THEN SHE FELL, currently in its seventh year, will celebrate its 4,000th performance on July 5, 2019. This immersive theater event is inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland). THEN SHE FELL takes place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where the action plays out on 3 floors. Tickets are currently on sale through September 29, 2019.

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.

Tickets are $95 - $200, available at www.thenshefell.com. Private events and buyouts are also available; visit the website for more information.

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 (347) 687-0203.

The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns | 195 Maujer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Just 2 blocks off of the L train at Grand Street

 


 

July 4, 2019

Happy Fourth of July and enjoy the New York City fireworks!

 


 

June 22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

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.


Tickets: http://dixonplace.org/performances/stonewall/
Media Contact: Robert Kroll – Tel. (510) 772-7690 – Email: cure@RFTCA.org

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


June 20-22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Queens Shakespeare in partnership with What Dreams May Co. Present
BARE
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7PM
Saturday Matinees at 2PM
June 20th – June 29TH
The TBG Mainstage Theater

Book and music by Damon Intrabartolo
Book and Lyrics by Jon Hartmere
Directed By: Christina Sheehan
Musical Director: Jonathan Matthews
Stage Manager: John Christian Sanders

“What happens when the music stops? In the silence will he stay…one day he’ll realize that these feelings aren’t going away.”

After another critically acclaimed season with productions of Henry VI parts I, II, and III and the smash hit Godspell Queens Shakespeare and What Dreams May Co. return to the stage for presentations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and BARE (Book and Music: Damon Intrabartolo, Book and Lyrics: Jon Hartmere). Join us for a season of epic stories. Next up Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere’s musical BARE.

Director Christina Sheehan’s staging of this cult favorite coming-of-age rock musical shines the looking glass on a group of high school students and their struggles at their private catholic boarding school. Interwoven around a play within a play of Romeo & Juliet, this story of a young group of “fortune’s fools” is both timeless and timely. Join our modern star-crossed lovers as they struggle to come to terms with who they are and who the world thinks they should be and seek answers from their church, their friends, and ultimately from within themselves. “I defy you stars”.

For more information on the production contact Jonathan Emerson at jonathanemerson2000@yahoo.com or visit www.queensshakespeare.com
Featuring: Cammerron Baits, Bryan Bryk, Jonathan Emerson, Kaitlyn Gill, Beth Griffith, Jacob Henry, La Toya Lewis, Christine Liu, Brette Morningstar, Alec Paulson, Matthew Pohlman, Sarah Wiesehahn, Rebekah Wilson

Tickets are $30.
To purchase tickets, please visit https://wdmcbare.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006
BARE is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.
www.theatricalrights.com

The TBG Mainstage Theater | 312 W 36th 3rd Floor | New York, NY 10018

 


Another New York Cool Tip:

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
Presents the World Premiere of
CROSSROADS
June 20-22, 2019 at 7pm
New York Live Arts

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents the World Premiere of Crossroads as part of their 19th Annual Performance Season, running Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22, 2019 at 7pm at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, New York City. The weekend will also include a champagne reception prior to the Friday performance and a Gala dinner immediately following the Saturday performance. 

Tickets are $30, (performance only), $75 (includes pre-performance reception on Friday, June 21), or $250 (includes post-performance Gala dinner on Saturday, June 22) and can be purchased at https://amandaselwyndance.org/crossroads-world-premiere/.

New York Live Arts | 219 West 19th Street | New York City

 



Another New York Cool Tip:

Peter Stathas Dance
Presents
Leaving and Coming Back
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 8:00pm
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8:00pm
June 20-22, 2019
Danspace Project

Peter Stathas Dance presents Leaving and Coming Back from Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22, 2019 at 8pm at Danspace Project, located inside St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery at 131 E. 10th Street, NYC.

Leaving and Coming Back is a collection of works that Peter Stathas has created throughout his dance career. Peter left dance in May of 1985 to pursue a career in physical therapy. His love of dance and passion for creating new works brought him back to dance, and he premiered his first new work in 2016. Peter's decision to combine old works with new allows audiences to experience his choreography as it has evolved over the years.

Tickets are $22 ($15 for Danspace Project members) and are available at
http://www.danspaceproject.org/calendar/peter-stathas-dance/. Pending availability, tickets can be purchased at the door for $25, cash only.

St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery | 131 E. 10th Street, NYC.



June 19-21, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage
Can't Miss Dance Performances in June
Through June 21, 2017

The City Parks Foundation SummerStage Concert Series presents over 100 shows in all 5 NYC Boroughs throughout the Summer. The best part? Almost every show is free and curated specifically for the neighborhood it's presented in. Throughout June, can't miss dance shows featuring Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and Ronald K. Brown's Evidence, A Dance Company. Free dance classes are held on stage before dance performances. All are welcome and no RSVP required!

Information about each show is below. If you are interested in receiving credentials to cover any of these shows, please fill out the form at the following link: http://bit.ly/SummerStagePress2019. You will receive a response closer to requested show date(s). For further information about these shows and the entire SummerStage season, please reach out to Shoshie Aborn (Big Picture Media) at shoshie@bigpicturemediaonline.com.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

As part of SummerStage's Pride celebrations, and aligning with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the all-male comedy ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, will perform classic works (such as "The Dying Swan") from a modern and unique perspective on June 19th in Central Park. Subverting ballet's strict gender roles, the troupe performs both male and female roles, imbuing contemporary and classic ballets with humor and provocation. The performance will mark the company's first time gracing SummerStage, as well as the 45th anniversary of its formation in 1974. This performance is free. Doors open at 7PM and the performance will begin at 8PM. It follows two free screenings of a documentary in which they're featured, Rebels on Pointe- Washington Square Park on June 13th, followed by another at the Greenwich House Music School on June 18th.

There will be a pre-show panel from 6 to 7PM hosted by Eric Marus, founder and host of the award-winning Making Gay History podcast, which mines his decades-old audio archive of rare interviews. Panelists include Tory Dobrin, Direct of Les Ballets Trockadero (LBT) de Monte Carlo since 1992, and Raffaele Morra, LBT's Ballet Master. Guests can RSVP at rsvp@cityparksfoundation.org

Who: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
When: Wednesday, June 19 from 7-9PM
Where: SummerStage in Central Park
More Info: https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo/?date=20190619

Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company

Local dance legend Ronald K. Brown's Evidence, A Dance Company will perform in Brooklyn's Herbert Von King Park on June 21st. Ronald K. Brown's long and storied career is punctuated by high profile collaborations including with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and an upcoming new work with Meshell Ndegeocello to premiere in the new Bard Fisher Center production Grace and Mercy, co-commissioned by Bard Fisher Center, The Joyce Theater, the Kennedy Center, and Carolina Performing Arts at UNC Chapel Hill - at Bard SummerScape 2019 (July 5-7). Evidence, A Dance Company, is a Bedford-Stuyvesant-based company, founded in 1985. It seeks to integrate of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word poetry. They return to SummerStage for the first time since 2007 for a hometown show and class in Bed-Stuy's Herbert Von King Park. This is a free show, and will take place from 7 to 9PM. An African and Contemporary Dance workshop with EVIDENCE, A Dance Company will be held prior to the performance.

Who: Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company
When: Friday, June 21 from 7-9PM
Where: SummerStage in Herbert Von King Park
More Info: https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/ronald-k-brown-evidence/?date=20190621

 



June 18, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
June 16-23 – multiple events each day
Where: New York University, 35 West 4th Street, the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, The Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, and NYU’s Bobst Library, all in Manhattan
URL: https://nycemf.org/

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) 2019 will take place June 16 through 23, with multiple events each day, at New York University, 35 West 4th Street, the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, The Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, and NYU’s Bobst Library, where there will be a concert each day in the Immersion Room. All venues are in Manhattan. See a complete list of programs and locations at https://nycemf.org/2019-schedule-of-performances/.

This is the largest showcase of electroacoustic music in New York City, and one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world. This year, NYCEMF will be presented jointly with the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC).
NYCEMF 2019 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world, including concerts from The New York University New Music Ensemble specializing in improvisation with electronic fixed and interactive sonic and visual materials, the El Ensemble and the Modern Ensemble, both from Korea. The Festival has submissions from 5 continents, with works from across North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Including pieces from Indonesia, Iran, Croatia and Lithuania for the first time.

See a complete list of programs at https://nycemf.org/2019-schedule-of-performances/.

Tickets for the 2019 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival events at the Sheen Center are $20 per concert, available at their 18 Bleecker Street box office. All other venues will only sell tickets at the door. For more information call 516-586-3433.

Various Locations


June 17, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
announces
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 TRUVoicesSeries@gmail.com, 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 www.truonline.org.

The Soho Playhouse | 15 Vandam Street, NYC.



June 16, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
June 16-23 – multiple events each day
Where: New York University, 35 West 4th Street, the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, The Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, and NYU’s Bobst Library, all in Manhattan
URL: https://nycemf.org/

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) 2019 will take place June 16 through 23, with multiple events each day, at New York University, 35 West 4th Street, the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, The Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, and NYU’s Bobst Library, where there will be a concert each day in the Immersion Room. All venues are in Manhattan. See a complete list of programs and locations at https://nycemf.org/2019-schedule-of-performances/.

This is the largest showcase of electroacoustic music in New York City, and one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world. This year, NYCEMF will be presented jointly with the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC).
NYCEMF 2019 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world, including concerts from The New York University New Music Ensemble specializing in improvisation with electronic fixed and interactive sonic and visual materials, the El Ensemble and the Modern Ensemble, both from Korea. The Festival has submissions from 5 continents, with works from across North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Including pieces from Indonesia, Iran, Croatia and Lithuania for the first time.

See a complete list of programs at https://nycemf.org/2019-schedule-of-performances/.

Tickets for the 2019 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival events at the Sheen Center are $20 per concert, available at their 18 Bleecker Street box office. All other venues will only sell tickets at the door. For more information call 516-586-3433.

Various Locations


June 14, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

NYC Dance Week
June 13, 2019 - June 22, 2019
Union Square South Plaza & West Side Seating Area

From June 13-22, NYC Dance Week will be taking over with 10-days of free dance, wellness, and fitness classes. In partnership with the Union Square Partnership, NYC Dance Week invites all dance enthusiasts and the general public to its Kick-Off Performance event on June 13th with a flash mob, choreographed by Katie Barlow, prior to the dueling performance by Angel Kaba’s company and guest artists.

Founded by Tasha Norman in 2005 and produced by Aileen R. Malogan and Pooja Uberoi, NYC Dance Week is an opportunity for the NYC community to explore the multiple resources in dance, fitness, and wellness that this culturally diverse city has to offer.

NYC Dance Week bridges the diverse forms of movement, bringing together in one festival Afro, Ballet, Bollywood, Hip Hop, Kathak meets Contemporary, Pop Lock and Snap, and much more! NYC Dance Week partners with world-famous dance organizations and studios across New York City, including The Ailey Extension, Joffrey Ballet School, Mark Morris Dance Center, Atmananda Yoga, AKT, and LifeSpan Pilates, offering FREE classes in dance, wellness, and fitness with renowned choreographers, dance and fitness professionals.

The classes are free, but registration is required to participate, and some restrictions apply. All classes are on a first come, first served basis. For more details and to register, go to https://bit.ly/2IslK3N

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nycdanceweek/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/434039367410995/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nycdanceweek/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nycdanceweek
Ages: All Ages

Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-dance-week-festival-2019-nycdanceweekorg-tickets-53066471244?ref=eios

Website: http://nycdanceweek.org/

Union Square South Plaza & West Side Seating Area


June 13, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
WELL GROOMED
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
7:30 PM: Step and repeat photos for guests and their dogs | 8:00 PM: Live Music |
8:30 PM: Film Begins |
10:00 PM: Q&A
FORT GREENE PARK

Bring-your-dog-along screening!
Well Groomed travels a year in the humorous and visually stunning world of competitive creative dog grooming alongside the women transforming their beloved poodles into living sculptures.

FREE EVENT

FORT GREENE PARK | Washington Park St, Brooklyn, NY 11205



Another New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
presents their June discussion,
What It Takes to Run a Festival.
(And What It Takes to Produce in One.)
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm)
Polaris North Theatre

With confirmed panelists Suzanna Bowling, producing manager for NYTheaterfest (Summerfest, Winterfest); Gene Fisch, Jr., festival director New York New Works Theatre Festival; West Hyler, producing artistic director of New York Musical Festival (NYMF); Lou Lopardi, executive director of Fresh Fruit Festival; Jay Michaels, publicist for Fresh Fruit Festival, Downtown Urban Theatre Festival, Planet Connections; Michael Scott-Price, artistic director Dream Up Festival at Theatre for the New City; others to be confirmed.

Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best 30-second summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door). Please use the bright red reservation box on our web page, or email or phone at least a day in advance (or much sooner): e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com / phone 833-506-5550


This panel is free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door). Please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/festivals-2/ or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.

Polaris North Theatre | 245 W. 29th Street, 4th floor, NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

Cue Art Foundation
Exhibition Walk-through with Mo Kong and Steffani Jemison
Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
CUE Art Foundation

Please join CUE Thursday, June 13th at 6:30pm for a public walk-through of Making A Stationary Rain On The North Pacific Ocean with artist Mo Kong and curator Steffani Jemison. Kong and Jemison will be available for questions after the walk-through.

FREE

RSVP here.

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


June 12, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Chelsea Music Festival
June 6-15, 2019

Clara And The Clear Skies
Wednesday, June 12, 201 7:30 PM  - 9:00 P
The General Theological Seminary 


The General Theological Seminary Chapel acoustically thrives on music for voices and strings, and tonight’s performance showcases the hallowed space with our two Festival sopranos as well as string masterworks by Clara’s confidants and colleagues, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Guests will also witness the World Premiere performances of two 2019 Festival Commissions by Augusta Read Thomas and Santa Ratniece as they come and gather in this Manhattan oasis.

The nine-day Chelsea Music Festival commemorates its tenth season with the theme "200° Due Clara" inspired by the 200th anniversary of the birth of celebrated Romantic composer Clara Schumann. In addition to classical, jazz, and contemporary music, expect sound sculptures from from artist Julianne Swartz (June 13), food from renowned culinary artists, walking tours, family events and more.

Tickets

The General Theological Seminary | 440 W 21st St


 

June 11, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG
Steven Blier, Artistic Director • Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director
Continues the 2019 edition of its contemporary song mini-series
NYFOS Next
With composer
LAURA KAMINSKY & Friends
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
LGBT Community Center

Co-presented by NYFOS, Five Boroughs Music Festival, LGBT Center

In honor of Pride Month and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising,
Kaminsky hosts and curates an all-female program
by mostly lesbian composers and librettists

Two collaboratively-written song cycles to be premiered, featuring composers
Kitty Brazelton | Kayla Cashetta | Jennifer Higdon
Laura Kaminsky | Laura Karpman | Paula M. Kimper
Ellen Reid | Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

Performers:
Devony Smith, soprano
Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano
Jorell Williams, baritone
Michael Barrett and Mila Henry, piano

Tickets: $25 general admission / $50 preferred seating

LGBT Community Center | 208 W. 13th St betw 7th Ave and Greenwich Ave, NYC


June 10, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Shrew-ed: A One Shrew Show
Monday June 10, 9PM and Wednesday June 26, 9PM
UCB Hell's Kitchen


SHREW-ED: A ONE SHREW SHOW is a live one-woman show created by and starring actor/comedian/writer/director Caitlin Bitzegaio. To save womankind, Bitzegaio must prove to space aliens that media's portrayal of women is unfair through insane, unique, and never heart-warming solo characters that justify the maligned characters' point of view. Shrew-ed: A One Shrew Show is directed by Matt Gehring.

Tickets $9. To purchase tickets, click here: https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com/performance/68925.

UCB Hell's Kitchen | 555 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036


June 9, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

14th Street Y
Presents
Tikkun: The Night World and Tikkun: Into the Dusk
Sunday, June 9, 2019 beginning at 3pm (see below for more details)
14th Street Y

The 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life partners end the Season of Jewish Culture on June 9, 2019 with an original interpretation of Tikkun Layle Shavuot. Shavuot being the holiday, which celebrates the document that changed the world, the night according to tradition Moses received the Torah.

Tikkun: Into the Dusk, will be from 6-10pm, with special family programming earlier in the day, Tikkun: The Night World, for children 5 and under.

Beginning at 6pm, join a flow of inspirational encounters filled with intrigue, magic, angels, music, ghost images, ancient and contemporary text, Hebrew, English, Aramaic surrounded by the aromas of Ethiopian coffee on our downtown Tikkun. Create your own narrative, your own journey, learn and question and then dance it off on the roof.

The event will be led by LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture artists and teachers, with Bina, The Israeli Artists Project, Dirty Laundry Theater Company and so much more. The evening will include art installations, performances on land and water, text study in Hebrew and English and music. The night will end with a rooftop party brimming with cheesecake... and a little celebration of the last 10 years of LABA and the upcoming sabbatical of artistic director Ronit Muszkatblit.

Let the mysteries begin and join us on the journey into the night.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tikkun-into-the-dusk-at-the-14th-street-y-tickets-62173686169?aff=ebapi

14th Street Y | 344 E 14th St



June 8, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Phil Kline premieres preview of
Florida Man
A new song cycle in-progress for
THEO BLECKMANN and the STRING ORCHESTRA OF BROOKLYN
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Roulette

Part of String Orchestra of Brooklyn's "Music of Kline, Spears, and Eastman"

Also on the program:
World premiere of Gregory Spears' Concerto for Two Trumpets and Strings
New arrangement of Julius Eastman's masterpiece Gay Guerrilla

TICKETS
$18 online | $25 doors
www.roulette.org

Roulette | 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217


Another New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS REDUX REMIX & REQUIEM
Saturday June 8th
7:30 PM: Doors Open | 8:00 PM:
Twentieth Anniversary "Groiddest Schizznits” set by Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber | 8:30 PM:
Film/Performance Begins
FORT GREENE PARK

Featuring in-person appearance by living legend Melvin Van Peebles!

Rooftop Films and The Town Hall present Melvin Van Peebles' groundbreaking classic set to a live score performed by the Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber. Melvin Van Peebles' Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song was a cinematic milestone; within weeks of its April 1971 release it became the most successful independent feature in American film history. Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber revisit Van Peebles' compositions, performing a live score remix with actors and band members reading from the original script while a silent print of Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song is projected onto the big screen on Fort Greene Park's Myrtle Avenue hill. Featuring an in-person appearance by the living legend himself!

FREE EVENT RSVP

FORT GREENE PARK | 100 Washington Park | Brooklyn, NY 11205


June 7, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

World Music Institute
Friday, June 7, 2019, 10:00 pm
Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra (BGKO)
The Cutting Room

Based in Barcelona, BGKO is an international ensemble offering unique reinterpretations of Balkan, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean music, mixing traditional songs with jazz manouche, or gypsy jazz, and rockabilly. Their music is a reflection of the diversity of the musicians’ home countries which include Catalonia, Spain, Italy, France, Serbia, Greece, and Ukraine, as well as Barcelona’s vibrant music scene.

For BGKO, Balkan music is a set of musical traditions and multiethnic cultures that surpass geographical confines, drawing on the historical traditions that have forever inhabited these lands: Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, Gypsies, Ottomans, Arabs, and so on.

Tickets: $30 in advance | $40 day of show
Standing room with limited unreserved seating

The Cutting Room | 44 E 32nd Street, Manhattan


June 6, 2019

New York Cool Tips:

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE
June 6-9
The Joyce Theater

Great American choreographer Eliot Feld presents his KIDS DANCE in four of his classic ballets, created especially for them: A Stair Dance, a tribute to Gregory Hines; KYDZNY, set to bubbly Balkan music by the Raya Brass Band; Joggers, a bouncy trio that cleverly mixes jogging with ballet movements; and Hello Fancy, for a cast of 33 set to John Playford's The English Dancing Master. All dancers are trained tuition-free at Feld's remarkable Ballet Tech School.

Tickets: $10-$40
Reservations: www.thejoyce.org or 212.242.0800


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

 


 

An Evening with City Lights Spotlight Poetry Series!
Thursday June 6, 2019. 7:30PM - 9PM.
Greenlight Bookstore.

An Evening with City Lights Spotlight Poetry Series Featuring poets Anselm Berrigan and Edmund Berrigan Reception to follow

San Francisco publisher City Lights launched in 1955 with the Pocket Poets Series. In the tradition of the press’s storied poetic origins, City Lights Spotlight, a new poetry series, was born in 2009, curated and edited by Garrett Caples. From accomplished and established poets to emerging voices, City Lights Spotlight seeks to shine a light on innovative and original poetry from a diverse array of cultural backgrounds and experiences. To celebrate this series, Greenlight hosts a reading with two City Lights Spotlight authors. Edmund Berrigan is the series’ most recently featured poet with City Lights Spotlight #18, More Gone, a quintessentially New York collection that documents the poet’s search for domestic tranquility in the city that never sleeps. Joining him is his brother Anselm Berrigan, the poet behind the second installment in the Spotlight Poetry Series: Free Cell, an experimental and reflective examination of poetic form and of the self. A reception follows the reading to celebrate City Lights.

Free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/858130411199885/?active_tab=about

Greenlight Bookstore | 632 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States.



CARTER BURDEN GALLERY ANNOUNCES THREE NEW EXHIBITIONS BY RE-EMERGING OLDER ARTISTS
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
OPENING
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


 

June 5, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Symphony Space Film Listing
NT Live: The Audience (LNT)
June 5, 2019 at 1pm
Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre


$24 and up; $21 and up Member; $23 and up Senior
www.symphonyspace.org

Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre | 2537 Broadway & 95th Street
New York, NY 10025
212.864.1414 x208



June 4, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts
Spring 2019 POP-UP CONCERTS
A musical happy hour with the audience onstage
Tuesday, June 4 Doors at 5:30pm, music at 6:00pm
Bent Duo

Tuesday, June 11
Ensemble Échappé
 
Free admission •

Miller Theatre | 2960 Broadway at 116th Street




June 3, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Three Rooms Press Presents
The 12th Annual DADA PERFORMANCE SALON
And Initial NYC Launch of MAINTENANT 13 Dada Journal
MONDAY, JUNE 3, doors 6:30pm, show 7pm
Le Poisson Rouge

Prepare for an evening of disruptive, challenging and controversial art and writing as Three Rooms Press celebrates The 12h Annual DADA Performance Salon for the first time at Le Poisson Rouge. The event will feature performances by modern day Dadaists whose work continues the spirit of the avant garde art movement sprung from the horror of World War I. The event will also celebrate the launch of Maintenant 13: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, published annually since 2008 by Three Rooms Press.

Be there: MONDAY, JUNE 3, doors 6:30pm, show 7pm at The Gallery in Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street); Admission FREE
Costumes encouraged: "Come as you aren't."

Copies of MAINTENANT 13: A Contemporary Journal of Dada Writing and Art will be available for purchase at the venue!

The Gallery in Le Poisson Rouge |158 Bleecker Street


 

June 2, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

THE LIMON DANCE COMPANY
May 29-June 2
The Joyce Theater

The Limon Dance Company, one of the world's great modern dance companies, returns to the Joyce with two Limon classics: "The Moor's Pavane" and "Psalm." Always looking to the future, the Company will also present two world premieres by artistic director Colin Connor, featuring guest artists Miki Orihara and Stephen Pier; and guest choreographer Francesca Harper's "Radical Beasts in the Forest of Possibilities," created in collaboration with composer/performer Nona Hendryx, who will also appear.

Tickets start at $10
Reservations at www.joyce.org or 212.242.0800


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


June 1, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Compagnia de' Colombari
presents
More Or Less I Am
in celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 2:30pm
Reading Room, Bryant Park


Featuring Local Poet Angela O'Donnell

Compagnia de' Colombari, an international collective of performing artists founded and directed by Karin Coonrod, presents More Or Less I Am: a music-theater piece drawn entirely from Walt Whitman's revolutionary free verse long poem, "Song of Myself,"one of the original twelve pieces that comprise his 1855 collection Leaves of Grass. The final performance in this series, spanning multiple venues throughout the five boroughs, is FREE and will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 2:30pm at the Reading Room, Bryant Park, New York City, NY.

Compagnia de' Colombari will celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of America's most influential poet, Walt Whitman, with a revival of their acclaimed production More Or Less I Am, a music-theater piece drawn entirely from Walt Whitman's revolutionary free verse long poem, "Song of Myself." Conceived and directed by Karin Coonrod with original music by Colin Jacobsen, Kyle Sanna, Eric Jacobsen, and Alex Sopp, the piece involves fifteen performers of various ages, genders, and ethnicities (six instrumentalists and eight actor/singers, one child). More Or Less I Am includes passages spoken and sung in Spanish, among many other languages. Members of the audience will also be involved, as will local poet Angela O'Donnell who has been asked to speak back to Walt in her own words. Featuring performers from the best of the theater, classical music, and jazz worlds, the piece lasts one hour.

Reading Room, Bryant Park | 6th Avenue between 42-44th Streets


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