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November 16, 2020

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Le Petit Gala
LIVE Cultural Program
Monday, November 16 at 7pm ET
Streamed LIVE from Florence Gould Hall

Le Petit Gala, an exceptional Soirée Outside the Box, is a celebration of FIAF's artistic voice. The evening will feature three trailblazing artists who have been inspired by French and Francophone traditions and fearlessly reimagined them for contemporary audiences. Through their visionary work, they transcend border, genre, and language.

Softer Distances
Tunisian-American artist and choreographer Jonah Bokaer and his collaborators present the live world premiere of a work for four dancers. Created under the conditions of social distancing, they find liberation within these new limitations, inventing new ways of performing together, and exploring the idea of “softer distances” in physical space.

Gliding: From Brooklyn to Paris
A specialist in Gliding style of FlexN dance, Cal Hunt has toured the world and was a featured dancer in the Opéra de Paris’s acclaimed production of Les Indes Galantes. He reflects on his time in Paris here, translating his personal experience into movement.

France en chansons
Acclaimed opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo surveys three centuries of French song, examining its profound connections to poetry, early foundations in opera, and evolution into the popular variété française.


November 12, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
BLACK BEAR + LOST HIGHWAY
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 @ QUEENS DRIVE-IN

Filmmaker Lawrence Michael Levine hand picked David Lynch’s Lost Highway to accompany the New York premiere of his latest film, Black Bear (which stars Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott, and Sarah Gadon).

BUY TICKETS


QUEENS DRIVE-IN | New York Hall of Science | Flushing Meadows Corona Park |
47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368.


Rooftop Films
MUCHO MUCHO AMOR: THE LEGEND OF WALTER MERCADO
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 @ QUEENS DRIVE-IN

Every day for decades, Walter Mercado — the iconic, gender non-conforming astrologer — mesmerized 120 million Latino viewers with his extravagance and positivity. Then he vanished from the public eye. Award-winning documentarians Cristina Costantini (Science Fair) and Kareem Tabsch (The Last Resort) direct Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado, produced by Alex Fumero (I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson).

Free With RSVP


QUEENS DRIVE-IN | New York Hall of Science | Flushing Meadows Corona Park |
47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368.


November 2, 2020

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Rooftop Films
MISS AMERICANA | FREE WITH RSVP
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 @ QUEENS DRIVE-IN

Miss Americana is a raw and emotionally revealing look at Taylor Swift, one of the most iconic artists of our time, during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.

7:00 PM: Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins | 8:00 PM: Film Begins | 9:30 PM: Q&A with director Lana Wilson

Free with RSVP

QUEENS DRIVE-IN | New York Hall of Science | Flushing Meadows Corona Park |
47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368.




Rooftop Films
PURPLE RAIN + STOP MAKING SENSE
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 @ QUEENS DRIVE-IN

Two iconic musical movie experiences from 1984: Prince’s Purple Rain and Jonathan Demme’s Talking Heads concert Stop Making Sense.

BUY TICKETS


QUEENS DRIVE-IN | New York Hall of Science | Flushing Meadows Corona Park |
47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368.


Rooftop Films
MISS AMERICANA | FREE WITH RSVP
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 @ QUEENS DRIVE-IN

Miss Americana is a raw and emotionally revealing look at Taylor Swift, one of the most iconic artists of our time, during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.

7:00 PM: Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins | 8:00 PM: Film Begins | 9:30 PM: Q&A with director Lana Wilson

Free with RSVP

QUEENS DRIVE-IN | New York Hall of Science | Flushing Meadows Corona Park |
47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368.



October 27, 2020

New York Cool Tip:


Dutch Kills Theater
Wolf 359’s TEMPING
Tuesday, October 27 @ 3, 4:30, 7:30pm & 9pm
Wednesday, October 28 @ 3, 4:30, 6 & 7:30pm
Thursday, October 29 @ 3, 4:30, 6, 7:30pm & 9pm (opening)
Friday, October 30 @ 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, 7:30pm & 9pm
Saturday, October 31 @ noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 1 @ noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, & 7:30pm
Monday, March 2 @ 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, & 7:30pm
The Wild Project Gallery

Dutch Kills Theater (In Quietness, The Sister, The Providence of Neighboring Bodies) invites you to Wolf 359’s TEMPING, an interactive, immersive and site-specific solo theatrical experience. Performances run October 23 – November 22 at The Wild Project Gallery (195 E. 3rd Street between Aves A & B).

Somewhere in a filing cabinet in Delaware or Indiana, there is a table that shows how long we’re expected to live. Most of us will never see it. But what if your job was to update these tables, to record the beginnings and ends of thousands of lives? What if you found the formula to predict your own lifespan?

Sarah Jane Tully, a 53-year-old actuary, is taking her first vacation in years, and you’ve been hired to cover for her. TEMPING, the strange and comic tale of an employee’s inner life, is performed for an audience of one by a Windows PC, a corporate phone, a laser printer, and the Microsoft Office Suite. Filling in at Sarah Jane's cubicle, you’ll update client records, send emails, and eavesdrop on intra-office romance. Each performance is unique, depending on which tasks you accomplish and which of your co-workers you decide to trust. Congratulations, you’re the new temp! Get ready to work. -

NOTE: Given the limited availability, please choose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of dates/times.

TEMPING is written by Michael Yates Crowley (The Rape of the Sabine Women, The Ted Haggard Monologues) and directed by Michael Rau with production design by Asa Wember (Seagullmachine) and set by Sara C Walsh (Queen of the Night, A Beautiful Day in November on the…Great Lakes).

With no live performers, the piece interacts with the single audience member and challenges them with themes of human interaction through technology, isolation, and death. Contrasting the anonymity of an Excel spreadsheet with furtive moments of human intimacy, TEMPING brings you deep into the heart of corporate America.

Each audience member will be required to wear a face mask throughout the experience. Hand sanitizer is available and all surfaces will be disinfected between patrons.

Tickets

The Wild Project Gallery | 195 E. 3rd Street
Between Aves A & B).


 

October 19, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

D.C.'s Chamber Dance Project Announces
Virtual Open Rehearsal of
a new duet by Christian Denice
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5pm

Chamber Dance Project, Washington's premier contemporary ballet company, welcomes the public to view a virtual open rehearsal of a new duet by Christian Denice - a part of his larger work, Dwellings - on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 5pm, over Zoom.

Denice will create the duet on dancers Grace-Anne Powers and Austin Powers in preparation for Chamber Dance Project's 2020/21 season. This is an intimate evening with the artists who shape the Project's distinctive profile and will provide a preview of upcoming works and a conversation with audience members - wine and cheese optional!

Tickets for the open rehearsal are $10 and are available for purchase at chamberdance.org/virtualrehearsals/.

There is also a members-only virtual open rehearsal on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5pm that is free to members, reservations available at chamberdance.org/virtualrehearsals/. Additionally, members can join Chamber Dance Project for their newest virtual series, Great Works. Over the next four months, Artistic Director Diane Coburn Bruning will be hosting a members-only ballet film club featuring the most influential ballets in the last hundred years. Participating members will be given a video link in the beginning of the month, along with some historical background to watch and review. Then on the third Thursday of the month, members will come together with Bruning to discuss the ballet and its impact.

For more information and to become a member, visit chamberdance.org/greatestworks/.

 



October 1, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

THE 15th ANNUAL NY GYPSY FESTIVAL:
* THE ONLINE EDITION *
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020
* FREE OF CHARGE *

FEATURING PERFORMERS FROM:
France, Hungary, Canada, Denmark, Canada and the US

New York’s Festival of Music from around the World with

Juan Carmona (France)
Bohemian Betyars (Hungary)
Blisk (Balkans/Canada)
Mames Babegenush (Denmark)
Ismail Lumanovski (Macedonia) & Ruslan Agababayev (Azerbaijan)
NY Gypsy All-Stars
Sarma Brass Band
Taraf of New York

https://www.nygypsyfest.com/ dromNYC.com

Stream for free on https://www.nygypsyfest.com/ on October 1st

The free-spirited festival of Gypsy Music returns in October for another round of rousing, culturally-diverse music from New York and beyond. Since the first edition in 2005, the NY Gypsy Festival has presented hundreds of local and international performers in over a dozen venues in New York. Like many other festivals, due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic, NYGF is transitioning from being a local event to opening up to worldwide audiences online for its 15th edition.

On Thursday, October 1st, 2020, fans will be able to stream six hours of raucous, fun gypsy soul from North America and Europe all for free! Recorded over a period of three months in 2020 at Drom, these never-published-before performances will feature the likes of flamenco maestro Juan Carmona, Canadian multi-kulti vocal band Blisk, Hungarian gypsy-punk/rock warriors Bohemian Betyars, Danish klezmer darlings Mames Babegenush and many more. Join us for the party and journey online!

The 15th Annual NY Gypsy Festival
Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Online Schedule

7pm - Blisk
7:15pm - Sarma Brass Band
8:15pm - The Taraf of NY
8:45pm - Ismail Lumanovski & Ruslan Agababayev
9:45pm - Mames Babegenush
10:30pm - NY Gypsy All-Stars
11:30pm - Juan Carmona
11:45pm - Bohemian Betyars
1am - Curfew


September 17, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
20th Anniversary Season
Celebrating 20 Years in 20 Weeks
Continues with WE WALK: Streets for Connection
As Performers Activate the Streets
Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 2-6pm
West End Avenue Open Street

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance (TLD) is thrilled to partner with The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter (ASLA/NY), Streetopia UWS, and Manhattan Community Board 7 to present WE WALK: Streets For Connection, a demonstration of community and culture in action on the Open Street on West End Avenue between 88th and 93rd Streets. The occasion is PARK(ing) Day, an annual international event where artists, residents, and activists temporarily transform curbside parking spots into public spaces. For the past two years, TLD has produced "Spot for Dance" festivals in curbside parking spaces.

This year, the company and a diverse group of partners transform not only the parking spaces, but several blocks of West End Avenue for socially-distant activations including dance and music performances, a temporary parklet, chalk-art, tai chi lessons, mask-making, streetscape visioning projects, and civic engagements.

For the occasion, TLD presents excerpts of Plastic Harvest, a new dance work choreographed by Jody Sperling and themed around plastic pollution on West End Avenue between 91st and 92nd Streets. In costumes fashioned from plastic bags, each of the dancers inhabits a world of her own creation. One dancer takes a bath in a hundred plastic bags filling a large cardboard tub. Another, glides in a plastic-bag kimono enacting a transformative ritual. The dancers also take turns scootering around the avenue, serving up fantastical plastic antics. Cellist N. Scott Johnson accompanies. Dancers are Anika Hunter, Maki Kitahara, Andrea Pugliese-Trager, and Jody Sperling. Plastic Harvest will culminate in a dance film to be released later this fall.

WE Walk, further provides the opportunity for a new collaboration between TLD's dancers and musicians from The Metropolitan Orchestra. A string quartet will play folk dance-inspired repertory as the dancers improvise to activate the streetscape.

Other WE Walk events include an improvisation from jill sigman/thinkdance about reclaiming outdoor space and socially-distanced Tai Chi EasyTM /Qigong lessons provided by Good Energy Wellness & Movement. Activities and stations will be dispersed to allow for safe physical distancing but will be connected with a common goal of celebrating streets for people and communities. WE Walk aims to collectively envision new ways to adapt our street infrastructure and public spaces to promote health, vibrancy, and equity.

Public health and safety is central to the mission of WE Walk. As such, mask-wearing and social-distancing will be required in order to participate.


September 7, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center
Present a Reimagined
Table of Silence Project 9/11
Featuring Live and Virtual Performance Elements
Livestream on Lincoln Center at Home
Friday, September 11, 2020 at 7:55am EDT

Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Dance/NYC, present a reimagining of the Table of Silence Project 9/11, an annual free public performance ritual for peace conceived and choreographed in 2011 by Jacqulyn Buglisi, Artistic Director of Buglisi Dance Theatre.

Reimagined for our current moment, Ms. Buglisi's collaborators on the 2020 edition include Composer/Music Director Daniel Bernard Roumain, spoken-word poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and Buglisi Dance Theatre Co-Founder/Principal Dancer Terese Capucilli.

The site-specific work had its first presentation on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 on Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center. Since the inaugural performance, more than 1200 professional dancers, musicians, and singers representing the voices of the NYC arts community in all its diversity have performed to viewership reaching close to one million people across all 50 states and in 129 countries via livestream.

A multi-cultural performance ritual for global unity and peace featuring dancers from all corners of the world, the Table of Silence Project 9/11 typically features more than 150 dancers who slowly ascend onto Josie Robertson Plaza from multiple directions with the sound of a conch shell's call to action for peace. Moving to the minimal, plaintive strains of the flute, the "heartbeat" of bass drums, trumpet, bells, and the cries of a chorus, the dancers form three concentric circles around the iconic Revson Fountain, while repeating twelve symbolic ritualistic gestures to manifest an ancient Peace Labyrinth.

This year, Ms. Buglisi is creating a new Prologue in which 24 dancers from Buglisi Dance Theatre, Ailey II, Alison Cook Beatty Dance, Ballet Hispánico's BHdos, The Juilliard School, Limón Dance Company, Martha Graham Dance Company and professional dancers from the NYC community will perform live, encircling Lincoln Center's Revson Fountain. With featured Guest Artists electric violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain and spoken-word poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph.

The socially-distanced performance will be live streamed from Lincoln Center beginning at 7:55am on Friday, September 11, 2020 and conclude at 8:46am, the time the first tower was hit on 9/11/01, followed by welcome remarks from industry leaders, a new world premiere film featuring dancers from around the world, and the full 2019
Table of Silence Project 9/11. Part of Lincoln Center at Home (#LincolnCenterAtHome), the offering will be streamed at LincolnCenter.org and on Lincoln Center's Facebook Page. The video will also be available on-demand on LincolnCenter.org/TableOfSilenceProject and Buglisi Dance Theatre's YouTube channel following the premiere.

The stream will include:
• A Prologue, performed live from Lincoln Center;
• welcome remarks from industry leaders;
• an excerpt from Ms. Buglisi's Requiem, choreographed in 2001 as an immediate response to the events of 9/11;
• the World Premiere of Études, a new three-minute film by Nel Shelby Productions that features more than 100 dancers from around the world who have been inspired by the Table of Silence Project 9/11 to create and submit small scale works recorded during the month of August; and
• the full presentation of the 2019 Table of Silence Project 9/11, a public tribute to the events of 9/11 and a call to action for peace in this world during this 10th anniversary of the work's creation.

Lincoln Center at Home is dedicated to maintaining connections to the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic. A free, one-stop portal to all digital offerings from across the iconic campus, offerings also include Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom, #ConcertsForKids, Memorial for Us All, as well as array of archival and livestream performances available for free and on demand at LincolnCenter.org and on Lincoln Center's Facebook Page.

Photos, bios, and production credits are available here.

For digital offerings from Lincoln Center's resident organizations, please visit LincolnCenter.org or individual websites.

Buglisi Leadership Support provided by Jody and John Arnhold, Arnhold Foundation
Howard Gilman Foundation, Heinz Family Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

FOLLOW LINCOLN CENTER ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: Facebook.com/LincolnCenterNYC
Twitter: @LincolnCenter
Instagram: @LincolnCenter
#LincolnCenterAtHome

FOLLOW BUGLISI DANCE THEATRE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: Facebook.com/Buglisidance
Twitter: @buglisidance
Instagram: @buglisidance


August 17, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Battery Dance
presents
The 39th Annual
Battery Dance Festival
In Virtual Form
August 14-22, 2020

Battery Dance announces the 39th Annual Battery Dance Festival with FREE virtual performances from August 14-22, 2020, available online nightly 7pm - 8pm via YouTube. For more information, visit batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival. Films will remain only through August 31, 2020.

Themed evenings will include World and U.S. Premieres on film, with works from the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas, and pieces that celebrate the resiliency of New York City and the Festival itself. A special India program will be presented on August 15th, India's Independence Day.

Established in 1982, the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) has been celebrated as New York City's longest-running free public dance festival as well as one of its most wide-ranging. Audiences are traditionally drawn to Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City from the large downtown working population, residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival attracts a combined audience of over 12,000 people in person. The audience will be multiplied many times over with the ability to attract viewers from the entire world this year.

"Constricted by the pandemic and uncertainties over how to safeguard both performers and audience members, we've decided to go virtual in our 39th year. In doing so, our curators have discovered a wealth of beautiful material on film, most of which has never been seen before by our audience. So let's celebrate silver linings and look forward to eight nights of rare and inspiring dance across many genres," said Battery Dance founder and Artistic Director Jonathan Hollander. "We would like to extend a special thank you to Battery Park City Authority, The Fund for the City of New York, Goldman Sachs and others who are standing beside us in this virtual iteration."

Annually, the Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for dance companies to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that New York City offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Robert Battle, Michelle Dorrance and Jacqulyn Buglisi have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.


 

August 13, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

ROOFTOP FILMS ANNOUNCES AUGUST PROGRAMMING
FOR QUEENS DRIVE-IN

Rooftop Films, in partnership with Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), today announced upcoming programming for August as part of their summer drive-in festival at the Queens Drive-In location in New York City. As Rooftop Films continues to shift programming to the drive-in experience in light of the pandemic, they are proud to be able to continue providing jobs to the Queens and Brooklyn communities, while also providing entertainment and a safe gathering place for as many New Yorkers as possible.

The Queens Drive-In will kick off August 13th with a screening of IFC Films’ Tesla, directed by Michael Almereyda and starring Ethan Hawke; the documentary thriller The Last Out, directed by Sami Khan; the classic family favorite The Muppet Movie; the New York premiere of Summer White (Blanco de Verano), directed by Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson; the Academy Award-winning feature film Mad Max: Fury Road, directed by George Miller; David Osit’s documentary feature Mayor; and Stanley Kubrick’s enduring and visionary sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. Free film screenings presented by Queens Borough President Sharon Lee will be held at the Queens Drive-In beginning in mid-August. The full schedule of Borough President Lee’s free screenings, and other details, will be announced in the coming days.

TICKETS
Tickets are now on sale for select upcoming screenings at the Queens and Brooklyn Drive-Ins on the Rooftop Films website. Tickets will be priced starting at $35 per car (up to 5 passengers per car). Members of the presenting organizations will receive a 15% discount. Doors will open each night around 7:30pm, events will begin at 8:30pm and end by 11:00pm.

VENUES
Queens Drive-In, on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science; 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
Brooklyn Drive-In, on the pier of The Brooklyn Army Terminal; 80 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220


August 1, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Announces
WPA Virtual Commissions August Premieres

"While it may be some time before we can once again see performances like these in real time and space, this year's Works & Process affirms that even when circumstances are constrained, creativity can still take flight and soar."
- The Wall Street Journal

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to announce August premieres for Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions. New commissions are posted on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube (@worksandprocess) every Sunday and Monday at 7:30 pm.

August 2 Ashley Laracey and Troy Schumacher
August 3 Gabrielle Lamb
August 9 Michael Novak and Josh Prince
August 10 Malcolm Jason Low and Jodi Melnick
August 16 Adrian Danchig-Waring, Joseph Gordon and HIPS
August 17 Alejandro Cerrudo and Ana Lopez
August 23 Silas Farley
August 24 Andrea Miller
August 30 Courtney Cochran
August 31 Carson Murphy and Nicholas Van Young

Since April, in direct response to the pandemic and to financially support artists and nurture their creative processes during these challenging times, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has presented Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions. Through the generosity of our board and donors, over $150,000 in commissioning funds is being granted to over 100 artists to produce new video works while social distancing. Each under five minutes long, these virtual performances spotlight leading creators who have participated in past Works & Process programs.

PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ08rQmWB63RFC3avQF-nDsneUXLrUd4X

WORKS & PROCESS ARTISTS (WPA) VIRTUAL COMMISSIONS
(Participating artists as of July 23)
Stella Abrera * Evita Arce * Ephrat Asherie * BalletX * Brandon Stirling Baker * LaTasha Barnes * Reid Bartelme * Lisa Bielawa * Stefanie Batten Bland * Joshua Bergasse * Hope Boykin * Brian Brooks *
Camille A. Brown * Nora Brown * Tony Buck * Nathan Bugh * Rena Butler * Donald Byrd * Chris Celiz * Alejandro Cerrudo * Courtney Cochran * Gaby Cook * Anthony Roth Costanzo * Dylan Crossman * Adrian Danchig-Waring * Machine Dazzle * Viva DeConcini * Simone Dinnerstein * Michelle Dorrance * Silas Farley * Jack Ferver * Tom Gold * Joseph Gordon * Amy Hall Garner * Anthony Hawley * Maxfield Haynes * Dance Heginbotham * HIPS * Adam Charlap Hyman * Dick Hyman * Michael R. Jackson * Jeremy Jacob * Colin Jacobsen * Michael Jagger * John Jarboe * Harriet Jung * Larry Keigwin * Gabrielle Lamb * Ashley Laracey * Pontus Lidberg * Ana Lopez * Malcolm Jason Low * Dave Malloy * Missy Mazzoli * Ryan McNamara * Sara Mearns * Jodi Melnick * Andrea Miller * Isaac Mizrahi * Nico Muhly * Carson Murphy * Gillian Murphy * Michael Novak * Josh Prince * Caili Quan * Sascha Radetsky * Jamar Roberts * Anthony Rodriguez * Leonardo Sandoval * Kamala Sankaram * Zoe Sarnak * Penny Saunders* Claudia Schreier * Troy Schumacher * Margo Seibert * Dan Siegler * Dawn Sinkowski * Victoria Sin * Gus Solomons Jr. * Ethan Stiefel * Karma Stylz * Macy Sullivan * Pam Tanowitz * Adam Tendler * Conrad Tao * Caleb Teicher * Richard Thomas * Charles Turner * Nicholas Van Young * Preeti Vasudevan * Eyal Vilner* David Watson * Omari Wiles * Zack Winokur * Nicole Wolcott



July 28, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

ROOFTOP FILMS
SHE DIES TOMORROW
THURSDAY, JULY 30 @ BROOKLYN DRIVE-IN
BUY TICKETS

THIS THURSDAY: AMY SEIMETZ'S BRILLIANT PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR FILM STARRING KATE LYN SHEIL & CHRIS MESSINA COMES TO SUNSET PARK!

Rooftop Films is proud to present the Brooklyn Drive-In, on the pier of The Brooklyn Army Terminal, in partnership with NYCEDC and with the support of our presenting sponsor SundanceTV.

Join us this Thursday, July 30th, for Amy Seimetz's brilliant psychological horror film, She Dies Tomorrow, starring Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Chris Messina, Tunde Adebimpe, and Michelle Rodriguez!

After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy’s carefully mended life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagious to those around her, Amy and her friends’ lives spiral out of control in a tantalizing descent into madness. Courtesy of NEON.

7:30 PM: Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins | 8:30 PM: Film Begins | 10:00 PM: Q&A

COMING UP @ BROOKLYN DRIVE-IN

PALM SPRINGS
FRIDAY, JULY 31 @ BROOKLYN DRIVE-IN
When carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg) and reluctant maid of honor Sarah (Cristin Milioti) have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, and each other. Courtesy of NEON and Hulu.

THE OUTSIDE STORY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 @ BROOKLYN DRIVE-IN
In a timely story about not taking the world outside for granted, Charles (Brian Tyree Henry) is forced to re-evaluate the choices he’s made when he sees his life in parallel with the people around him. From the recently widowed neighbor next door, to the curious swingers upstairs, to the piano prodigy hiding out on the roof, Charles moves from one neck-snapping tableau to the next, disrupting and being disrupted in the process.

BRING THE ROOFTOP EXPERIENCE HOME TONIGHT

Don’t have a car and can’t make it to the Brooklyn Drive-In? Need something to watch from home? Click the button below to check out an extensive list of rentable and/or streamable works, including films that’ve played the Drive-In (like John Lewis: Good Trouble and Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets), are making their VOD premieres, are alumni works from Summer Series past, or are previous Film Fund grantees!
EXPLORE THE LIST


July 25, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Liquidus
Saturday July 25, August 1st, 8th,
and 15th at 7pm EST
Youtube

Liquidus; a series of solo dance performances conceived during New York City's COVID-19 shelter in place. Tabula Rasa Dance Theater will livestream this series on YouTube; Saturday July 25, August 1st, 8th, and 15th at 7pm EST. Four dancers from different communities with distinct experiences navigating COVID-19, two who have tested positive and two who have tested negative, will perform live from their respective homes. These performers have subsisted without support, unemployment benefits, or relief during lockdown.

Jonatan Lujan, Positive COVID-19, Argentinian
Noriko Naraoka, Positive COVID-19, Japanese
Winnie Asawakanjanakit, Negative COVID-19, Thai
Felipe Escalante, Founder and Artistic Director of Tabula Rasa Dance Theater, Negative COVID-19, Mexican
All living in New York City

The dancers fear their mortality. Afraid of contracting the virus, they won’t enter hospitals. Some feel powerless to help their families and loved ones in other countries. During this time the dancers suffer from feelings of hopelessness, solitude, depression, and anger. The many months in lockdown have affected their bodies and minds, including the abilities to be social beings. There is hope we'll emerge a better species after the pandemic ends but historically, plagues and pestilence have never fundamentally changed human nature.

Music by Felix Huerta. Costumes, coordinated by Executive Director Amy Fine Collins, designed by Geoffrey Beene, Noriko Naraoka and Sergio Perez.
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDr3Ic4Kf3uEA4E1mQqYcww/featured
If you cannot watch the Livestream, there will be a showing of the recording at 2pm and 7pm the following day (for each performance).

There is a donation requested of $3.63
Donations: https://donorbox.org/support-tabula-rasa-dance-theater

Liquidus has been developed through the generous support of the Ford Foundation.
More information: https://www.tabularasadancetheater.com/liquidus

 



July 21, 2020

New YOrk Cool Tip:

Ballet Hispánico
B Unidos Instagram Video Series
Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration
July/August 2020 Watch Party Schedule

Ballet Hispánico continues B Unidos, its video series, with Watch Parties in July and August 2020, available at www.facebook.com/ballethispanico, https://www.ballethispanico.org/bunidos/watch-party, or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeBVCPHnWSLKF4c53fAqDRw/.

Enjoy a Company performance from the comfort of your own home, followed by live Q&A sessions with Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico Eduardo Vilaro, choreographers and Company dancers:

Wed July 22 at 7pm: Homebound/Alaala
Wed August 5 at 7pm: Cada Noche...Tango
Wed August 19 at 7pm: Danzón

"As a community of dancers, artists, and human beings, we are all in this together. We will persevere through this challenging time and we hope that these videos provide a coping outlet, for you, for our followers and the community overall," said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico.

Homebound/Alaala (2019)
Choreography by Bennyroyce Royon
Music by Perfecto De Castro, Pilita Corrales, Nora Aunor, Grace Nono, Pinikpikan
Scenic Design by Amanda Gladu, Bennyroyce Royon
Costume Design by Amanda Gladu
Lighting Design by Joe Doran
Homebound/Alaala explores the intersection of Latino and Asian cultures through ideas including the spirit of communal unity (
bayanihan), the resilience of women, overcoming hardship, and the quest for home.
World Premiere: March 26, 2019 at The Joyce Theater

Cada Noche...Tango (1988)
Choreography by Graciela Daniele
Music by Astor Piazzolla
Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt
Cada Noche...Tango
takes a look at the underground nightlife of Buenos Aires in the 1920s and 30s. An endless cycle of violence and conflicting passions ensues as men and women come together to dance late at night - every night.

World Premiere: October 18, 1988 at The Joyce Theater

Danzón (2009)
Choreography by Eduardo Vilaro
Music: "You've Changed" by Carey/Fischer, arr. by D. Balakrishnan
"Danzón" by Paquito D'Rivera, arr. by M. Summer
"A Night in Tunisia" by Dizzy Gillespie/F. Paparelli, arr. by D. Balakrishnan
Reorchestrated by Alex Brown
Costume Design by Diana Ruettiger
Lighting Design by Joshua Preston

Initially evolved from Haitian contradance, the Danzón has been called the official dance of Cuba. Eduardo Vilaro has taken this traditional and quintessentially Cuban dance form and reinvented it with contemporary language to construct a joyous celebration of music and movement.

The creation of Danzón was made possible through generous support from the Chicago Community Trust. Additional support was provided by the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD.

Ballet Hispánico Premiere: December 1, 2012 at the Apollo Theater

# B Unidos
The Instagram series features videos created by the three arms of the Ballet Hispánico: the professional company, the School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and featuring the hashtag #BUnidos at www.instagram.com/ballethispanico/.



July 17, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Liquidus
Saturday July 25, August 1st, 8th,
and 15th at 7pm EST
Youtube

Liquidus; a series of solo dance performances conceived during New York City's COVID-19 shelter in place. Tabula Rasa Dance Theater will livestream this series on YouTube; Saturday July 25, August 1st, 8th, and 15th at 7pm EST. Four dancers from different communities with distinct experiences navigating COVID-19, two who have tested positive and two who have tested negative, will perform live from their respective homes. These performers have subsisted without support, unemployment benefits, or relief during lockdown.

Jonatan Lujan, Positive COVID-19, Argentinian
Noriko Naraoka, Positive COVID-19, Japanese
Winnie Asawakanjanakit, Negative COVID-19, Thai
Felipe Escalante, Founder and Artistic Director of Tabula Rasa Dance Theater, Negative COVID-19, Mexican
All living in New York City

The dancers fear their mortality. Afraid of contracting the virus, they won’t enter hospitals. Some feel powerless to help their families and loved ones in other countries. During this time the dancers suffer from feelings of hopelessness, solitude, depression, and anger. The many months in lockdown have affected their bodies and minds, including the abilities to be social beings. There is hope we'll emerge a better species after the pandemic ends but historically, plagues and pestilence have never fundamentally changed human nature.

Music by Felix Huerta. Costumes, coordinated by Executive Director Amy Fine Collins, designed by Geoffrey Beene, Noriko Naraoka and Sergio Perez.
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDr3Ic4Kf3uEA4E1mQqYcww/featured
If you cannot watch the Livestream, there will be a showing of the recording at 2pm and 7pm the following day (for each performance).

There is a donation requested of $3.63
Donations: https://donorbox.org/support-tabula-rasa-dance-theater

Liquidus has been developed through the generous support of the Ford Foundation.
More information: https://www.tabularasadancetheater.com/liquidus

 


July 11, 2020

New York Cool Tips:

FIAF's 25th annual Bastille Day celebration!
Saturday, July 11–Tuesday, July 14
LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Free & Open to All
fiaf.org

FIAF's fabulous four-day fête will feature virtual Rosé and Champagne tastings, a brioche baking class, kids dance party, beauty talk, film screenings, our popular prize drawing, new Bleu Blanc Rouge celebration boxes, and much more.

This year, FIAF is proud to partner with the Consulate General of France in New York as part of #United4BastilleDay. Additional events including live music events will be announced by the Consulate next week.

Free Virtual Tasting
Summer Rosé Tasting:
Wines from Bordeaux, Occitanie, and Provence
Led by Hortense Bernard,
Mathilde Bernard, and Alex Diard
Saturday, July 11 at 6:30pm ET

Sample exceptional wines from France’s best-known rosé producing regions: Rosé de Chevalier from Bordeaux, Rosé L'Ostal from Occitanie, and Whispering Angel Rosé from Provence. Order the wines and charcuterie in advance to enjoy the full tasting experience!

Free Virtual Masterclass
Baking Sweet Corn Brioche with Apollonia Poilâne
Hosted by Sudeep Rangi
Sunday, July 12 at 11am ET

Let them eat cake! In French, Marie-Antoinette was actually referring to brioche. Celebrate the Bastille Day holiday by making the buttery “viennoiserie” with Apollonia Poilâne, CEO of the famed Poilâne Bakeries in Paris. Poilâne will be joined by food enthusiast & bioethicist Sudeep Rangi.

Free Virtual Dance Party
Kids Afropeps Ball
Led by Jean-Paul Mehansio
US Premiere
Monday, July 13 at 12pm ET
All Ages

Join us for an exuberant virtual dance party celebrating the songs and steps of West Africa. Break out your best moves! Kids are invited to dress up in their favorite party clothes.

Free Virtual Talk
Summer Beauty
with Frédéric Fekkai
Moderated by Melissa Ceria
Tuesday, July 14 at 5pm ET

Beauty innovator, entrepreneur, and sustainability advocate Frédéric Fekkai will talk about how he reinvented the salon experience. He will share summer self-care tips and simple hair routines that you can do at home.

Free Virtual Tasting
Champagne & Caviar Tasting: Historic Houses
of Bollinger, Ayala, and Petrossian
Led by Rafaella Fontes
and Serguei Aver
Tuesday, July 14 at 6pm ET

Taste distinguished Champagnes from Bollinger and Ayala paired with decadent Petrossian caviar, and discover the story of the three historic maisons. Order the Champagne and caviar in advance to enjoy the full tasting experience!

Virtual CinéSalon & Shorts
Stream this trio of film programs featuring notable recent works from French filmmakers.

Burning Ghost
Vif-argent
Directed by Stéphane Batut
Tuesday, July 7–Monday, July 13

The Bare Necessity
Perdrix
Directed by Erwan Le Duc
US Premiere
Tuesday, July 14–Monday July 20

New French Shorts 2020
Available till Monday, August 3

Bastille Day
Celebration Boxes
Limited-Edition Collection
Available till Friday, July 31

FIAF and French Wink have collaborated to create unique celebration boxes in the spirit of liberté, égalité, and fraternité!

Adopt a French attitude with a C’est la Fête t-shirt, an exclusive FIAF tote, a marinière-design Twizz Mug, a gourmet selection of French foods, and more!

Bastille Day
Prize Drawing
Grand Prize—Luxury Two-Night Stay for Two at the Sofitel New York

Plus enjoy a 007-inspired Secret Agent Experience with Champagne Bollinger, take home an Atari Asteroids Arcade Cabinet, and much much more!

Prize drawing will be held on Wednesday, July 15 at 5pm. Winners will be announced online. All proceeds go to support FIAF programs.

Test Your Knowlege of France

Rendez-Vous
Virtual Trivia Night!
Tuesday, July 7 at 7pm ET
In English on Zoom
Free for FIAF Members
$10 for Non-Members

As we get ready to celebrate Bastille Day, France's fête nationale, let’s find out how well you know French culture! Join us for a special virtual Rendez-Vous Trivia Night and test your knowledge of France over three fun rounds. The trivia champion will take home the three-rosé wine kit that will be featured at our Rosé Tasting on July 11.


Battery Dance TV
Dance Diplomacy with Jonathan
With Junious Brickhouse and Philip Breeden
July 12 and 19, 2020

Battery Dance launched Battery Dance TV on March 27, 2020 at batterydance.org/dancetv/ to provide free live dance classes and programming for the general public by Battery Dance and affiliated local and international artists through a regularly scheduled program. Faced with the cancellation of its New York City public school dance classes and the postponement of its State Department Nigeria tour, and with its popular dance studios closed, its staff members went into high gear (from living rooms and kitchens), creating online content. In its first 8 weeks, Battery Dance TV has had nearly 200,000 views from people in 133 countries.

Sundays feature a mixed schedule beginning with an interview program at 9am and noon hosted by Battery Dance's Founder Jonathan Hollander, Dance Diplomacy with Jonathan. He has brought together dancers, culture leaders and diplomats from the U.S. with their counterparts from North and South America, South Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific Regions, examining how the pandemic is impacting them and sharing inspiration along with challenges. International guest artist classes and solo performances are presented later in the day at 2pm and 4pm respectively.

July 12 - Interview with Junious Brickhouse, a leader in the field of hip-hop diplomacy, who founded and directs Urban Artistry and is director of Next Level.

July 19 - Interview with Philip Breeden, Retired Senior Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State, currently serving as Vice President of Administration at Institute for American Universities (IAU) and American College of the Mediterranean in Aix-en-Provence, France with a branch in Barcelona, Spain.

Battery Dance has announced the extension of its Mindful Movement sessions for frontline healthcare workers through July and possibly beyond. These 15-minute sessions, instituted in May, are offered eight times per week. Improvisation and musical theater dance classes and special afternoon classes for kids are also extended as part of Battery Dance TV's regularly scheduled offerings which include:

• morning warmup/stretching/conditioning exercises to start your day off right
• mid-day classes in contemporary dance with afro, ballet and jazz fusion elements
• evening classes in varied ballroom styles
• a daily 4pm short video by dancers performing in their living rooms or immediate neighborhoods

Battery Dance also plans to expand its distance learning and programming by including online classes in lighting and production design, and classes in arts administration and cultural diplomacy. In the future, the Company plans to add short performances by youth around the world who will create short dances based on a specific weekly theme suggested by the Company.

Morning Classes & Instructors
Flow - Vivake Khamsingsavath
Stretch & Strength - Mira Cook
Conditioning - Sean Scantlebury

Afternoon Contemporary Classes & Instructors
Jazz Fusion - Jill Linkowski
Ballet Fusion, Improv, and Musical Theatre - Bethany Mitchell
Storytelling & Repertoire - Hussein Smko
Afro Fusion - Sean Scantlebury

Evening Ballroom Classes & Instructor
Cha Cha, Salsa, Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Rumba, Swing - Razvan Stoian

Mindful Movement Sessions
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8pm - Mira Cook and Vivake Khamsingsavath
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 6:15am - Ashley Fargnoli
Tuesday, Thursday at 12:15pm - Bethany Mitchell and Razvan Stoian
Registration necessary: https://batterydance.org/givingback/


July 26, 2020

Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions

Works & Process Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (@worksandprocess)
The 10 newly commissioned video performances will highlight the creative expressions by LGBTQ+ artists. Examining our evolving world, these inspiring and unique pieces, created while social distancing and less than 5 minutes long, are part of Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions, an initiative founded at the onset of the pandemic to financially support artists and nurture their creative process during these challenging times.

June 20 Ryan McNamara
June 21 Pontus Lidberg
June 22 John Jarboe
June 23 Victoria Sin
June 24 Jack Ferver and Jeremy Jacob
June 25 Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
June 26 Viva DeConcini
June 27 Machine Dazzle
June 28 Simone Dinnerstein, Isaac Mizrahi, Pam Tanowitz
June 29 Tom Gold

Inside the Beat with Les Ballet Afrik
A rhythmical exchange of style and conversation of cultural diversity through classes, demonstrations, and a live DJ set to set the tone.
June 20 - 29, 6:30 pm EDT
Works & Process Instagram Live (@worksandprocess)
Vogue Ballroom Legend and Founding Father of The Royal House of Oricci, Omari Wiles, proudly presents Les Ballet Afrik dance company and Oricci family members as they highlight their individual roots and how they collectively fuse theses styles into a distinctly unique family and company way of life and expression. Lessons will take place every day at 6:30 pm on Works & Process Instagram Live (@worksandprocess).

Les Ballet Afrik was to premiere their Works & Process commissioned work New York Is Burning by Omari Wiles, an homage to the 30th Anniversary of the iconic documentary Paris Is Burning this past March. The premiere will now take place in 2021.

June 20: Intro to Afrik Fusion with Omari Wiles
Founder and Choreographer for Les Ballet Afrik

June 21: Vogue Essentials with Karma Stylz Oricci
Pop, Dip, and Spin/Old Way Vogue

June 22: "On the 212" - Femme and Street Jazz with Craig Washington
Washington will discuss how his street jazz style fuses with Les Ballet Afrik

June 23: Welcome to My House with Eva Bust-A-Move
Basic house-groove break down, house groove demo, and how to find your groove

June 24: Hip-Hop Femme Fatale with Alora Martinez
How to femme hip-hop steps

June 25: Wind Up with Milerka Rodriguez
Afro-Caribbean-Dominican technique, focusing on hip isolations, rotations and how it relates to vogue

June 26: Rhythms of Afrik with DJ UFOH
DJ UFOH highlights music components that fuze traditional sounds with new-age underground club music

June 27: Vogue Fusion with Kameron N. Saunders
Vogue femme class with hints of African, jazz, and modern dance styles

June 28: Yuki Sukezane and Yuhee Yang
Posing from a distance with a performance showing how they fuse their Asian backgrounds with Afrik Fusion

June 29: TBA

For more information, email info@worksandprocess.org.

Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions, a direct response to the pandemic, was launched to financially support artists and nurture their creative process during these challenging times. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is granting more than $150,000 in commissioning funds to artists who have been or were supposed to be featured at Works & Process. Artists from a wide variety of genres have been commissioned to create new works, less than 5 minutes long, while social distancing, that will premiere on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (@worksandprocess) every Sunday and Monday at 7:30pm and can be viewed anytime after.

WPA Virtual Commissions Playlist


In 2020, Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions was created to financially support artists and nurture their creative process during the pandemic. worksandprocess.org.


June 20, 2020

Ballet Hispánico
B Unidos Instagram Video Series
Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration
June/July 2020 Watch Party Schedule

www.instagram.com/ballethispanico/

Ballet Hispánico continues B Unidos, its video series, with Watch Parties in June and July 2020, available at www.facebook.com/ballethispanico, https://www.ballethispanico.org/bunidos/watch-party, or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeBVCPHnWSLKF4c53fAqDRw/.

Enjoy a Company performance from the comfort of your own home, followed by live Q&A sessions with Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico Eduardo Vilaro, choreographers and Company dancers:

Wed June 24 at 7pm: Sombrerísimo
Tue June 30 at 7:30pm: Noche Unidos, a night of dance and unity
Wed July 8 at 7pm: El Viaje

"As a community of dancers, artists, and human beings, we are all in this together. We will persevere through this challenging time and we hope that these videos provide a coping outlet, for you, for our followers and the community overall," said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico.

Sombrerísimo (2013)
Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music by Banda Ionica featuring Macaco el Mono Loco, Titi Robin, and soundscape by various artists
Costume Design by Diana Ruettiger
Lighting Design by Joshua Preston
Inspired by the surrealist world of Belgian painter René Magritte, famous for his paintings of men in bowler hats, Sombrerísimo references the iconic sombreros (hats) found throughout the world that help to represent culture. Originally choreographed for an all-male cast, Sombrerísimo has evolved into a work that can also be performed by an all-female or mixed-gender cast.
Sombrerísimo was commissioned by New York City Center for the Fall for Dance Festival.
World Premiere: September 20, 2013 at New York City Center

Noche Unidos
A Night of Dance and Unity
Hosted by Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director & CEO
World Premieres By Ten Prominent Choreographers
Appearances include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Gloria Estefan, Norman Lear, Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo O'Farrill, and other Latinx artists
The evening includes ten virtual world premiere performances featuring Ballet Hispánico Company dancers, new works created remotely in the past weeks by world renowned choreographers, celebrity appearances including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Gloria Estefan, Norman Lear, Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo O'Farrill, and other Latinx artists. A highlight of the eveinng will be performances by Ballet Hispánico School of Dance students Julienne Buenaventura and Ruby Castillo, Nuestro Futuro scholarship recipients in BH's La Academia program. The pre-recorded show will include new works set remotely on our dancers by ten prominentchoreographers. The choreographers are social distancing in locations around the world, and our dancers are across the country, yet the beauty of dance transcends the distance between them.

El Viaje (2019)
Choreography by Edwaard Liang
Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Costume Design by Danielle Truss
Lighting Design by Joshua Paul Weckesser
Liang evokes emotion through moving sound and lush movement to exemplify how many individuals feel when one leaves one's homeland or country of birth to seek a new life, including moments of remembering, sharing, and letting go. He particularly focuses on the Chinese mass emigration from the nineteenth century to 1949 and the Chinese-Cuban diaspora to explore identity and the ghosts of a former life.
World Premiere: March 26, 2019 at The Joyce Theater

# B Unidos
The Instagram series features videos created by the three arms of the Ballet Hispánico: the professional company, the School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and featuring the hashtag #BUnidos at www.instagram.com/ballethispanico/.


June 18, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Public art installations in New York, London, Milan and across the world are Top 100 finalists for a prestigious CODAaward; given to those who successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, and/or public spaces. For two weeks starting June 18, the public can vote! The two artworks that receive the most votes will win a People's Choice CODAaward

CodaWorx is an creative online platform that connects artists, de­sign­ers, and fabricators with municipalities and developers who commission artwork. The organization continues an active presence in shaping public arts in the U.S. and around the world. Their annual CODAawards is an international competition given to those to excel in integrating commissioned artwork into interior, architecture, and/or public spaces. Design categories include Landscape, Residential, Healthcare, Commercial, Institutional, Liturgical, Public Spaces, Transportation, Hospitality, and Education. Cindy Allen (EIC, Interior Design), Lisa Kim (Director, Ford Gallery), and Jennifer Kolstad (Chair, American Society of Interior Design) are among the sixteen jurors, all leaders in the design and art worlds, who have spent weeks reviewing and scoring all 446 entries to narrow down the Top 100. These jurors will agree on one winner in each category to create the 2020 CODAawards winners circle (plus the two People’s Choice CODAawardees that the general public will select).





June 16, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Dance/NYC
#ArtistsAreNecessaryWorkers Conversation Series
June 16 5:30pm - 7pm - Disability Justice as the Vanguard of Recovery Thinking
June 23 5:30pm - 7pm - The Future of Performance Venues
https://www.facebook.com/DanceNYCorg/

Dance/NYC moves into its fifth week of hosting a twelve part Facebook Live Conversation Series with arts workers from across the arts and culture sector. These discussions highlight the importance of the arts ecology, point to current challenges and offer considerations on our way forward as a field. Beginning May 21, 2020, this series is a part of #ArtistsAreNecessaryWorkers, a new online and social media campaign dedicated to the acknowledgement, representation and integration of dance and arts workers into the decision-making processes that will envision the future for New York City post-pandemic.

The series launched successfully on Thursday, May 21, 2020, and will continue to take place every Tuesday from 5:30 - 7pm ET through August 4, 2020 on Dance/NYC's Facebook Page.

Disability Justice as the Vanguard of Recovery Thinking | June 16, 2020, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Join Dance/NYC in a discussion with disabled artists and activists about the values of disability justice as a framework for building our new reality with Alice Sheppard, Artistic Director, Kinetic Light; Christopher Unpezverde Núñez, Visually Impaired Choreographer, Performance Artist, Educator & Accessibility Consultant; Dustin Gibson, Co-Founder, Disability Advocate for Rights and Transition, Founding Member, Harriet Tubman Collective; and Simi Linton, Arts Consultant, Author, Filmmaker and Activist.

The Future of Performance Venues | June 23, 2020, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Join Dance/NYC in a discussion with large-scale presenters and representatives as they think about the future of dance and performing arts presentation in the metropolitan area with Cathy Hung, Executive Director, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning; Fred Dixon, President and CEO, NYC & Company; Jonelle Procope, President and CEO, Apollo Theater; and Linda Shelton, Executive Director, The Joyce Theater Foundation.

"Thus far, the conversations have been important meeting grounds for the dance field to discuss crucial issues that aren't often addressed on other forums," said Candace Thompson-Zachery, manager of justice, equity and inclusion initiatives at Dance/NYC. "The feedback from our community has been overwhelmingly positive and we hope to amplify the perspectives offered through our advocacy efforts."

#ArtistsAreNecessaryWorkers Campaign Video
More than 150 videos were received from a cross-section of dance workers in all disciplines from choreographer to educator to administrator to fundraiser to be used in the campaign, including Alice Sheppard, Andrea Miller, Donald Borror, Eduardo Vilaro, Ephrat Asherie, Herman Cornejo, Josh Prince, Lane Harwell, Maleek Washington, Marjani Forté-Saunders, Mark Morris, Tiffany Rea-Fisher, among many others. Full list available here.

To learn more about why Dance/NYC is advocating for arts workers visit: bit.ly/ArtistsAreNecessaryWorkers

For more information, visit www.dance.nyc.


June 15, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

coming Up at the
French Institute Alliance Française
June 15–30

Hit French Series The Bureau,
Interactive Children's Performance,
Molière in the Park's Tartuffe,
Live Talks, Virtual CinéSalon, and More!

Over the second half of June, FIAF is proud to continue its virtual programing with a series of events with the creators and producers of the hit French television series The Bureau, including a talk delving into the history of the show with creator Eric Rochant. FIAF will also premiere the virtual adaptation of the children’s play She No Princess, He No Hero, partner with Moliere in the Park for its production of Tartuffe starring Raùl Esparza and Samira Wiley, continue its series of virtual film screenings, and offer French language classes and summer camps for kids.

Free Streaming and Talk
The Bureau (Le Bureau des légendes)
Monday, June 15, 2020 at 5pm
Conversation with The Bureau Creator Eric Rochant
Live on Zoom and Facebook
In English
Based upon real accounts of former spies and inspired by contemporary events, The Bureau is a smart and stylish spy saga centered on France's "Bureau of Legends," a government agency overseeing the training and deployment of deep-cover agents predominately on missions in North Africa and the Middle East.
FIAF offers a special look inside the acclaimed French espionage series in this conversation with creator and showrunner Eric Rochant. Named one of the best foreign film series on television by The New York Times, The Bureau has lifted the veil off of the covert world of deep-cover agents and secret services through four harrowing and exhilarating seasons. As Season 5 premieres June 18 on SundanceNow, Rochant talks with Emma Tucker, Editor of The Sunday Times, about his popular saga, from its inspiration in true stories from real spies to his decision to leave following this season.
In addition, the first two episodes of The Bureau Season 5 will be available to stream for free. FIAF members have the opportunity to watch the entire series with a free 30-day subscription to Sundance Now. More information and links are available here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Noon ET
Free Virtual FIAF:Talk
Chaos in the Middle East: Conversation with Gilles Kepel
Live on Zoom and Facebook
In English
In conjunction with the launch of Season 5 of The Bureau, Gilles Kepel, a leading French scholar of Middle East studies, joins FIAF for a special online talk separating fiction from reality. In a conversation with New York Times journalist, Robert F. Worth, who was the paper’s Beirut bureau chief from 2007 to 2011, Kepel will present findings from his latest book Away from Chaos: The Middle East and the Challenge to the West. Together, they will discuss the causes of tension in the Middle East and its current prospects in light of the COVID-19 crisis, while sharing their personal experiences and observations.
More information is available here.

Saturday, June 20 at 11am ET
Free Virtual Performance for Families
She No Princess, He No Hero
Conception and direction by Johanny Bert
LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Ages 7 & up • In English
Acclaimed French director Johanny Bert presented the world premiere of She No Princess, He No Hero at FIAF during the 2019 TILT Kids Festival. He has returned to this charming play about identity with an engaging new version adapted for Zoom and Facebook that allows kids to interact with the actors during the performance and a post-show Q&A.
Unfolding in two parts, the play is about Leïli and Nils, who are in the same class. Leïli likes to hunt, dress like boys, and gel her short hair. Nils likes to wear his hair long, shows his emotions, and is not physically strong. Neither conforms to gendered roles that society dictates. Told through the voices of Leïli and Nils, this intimate and poignant theater piece transports the audience into the minds of young boys and girls confronting the cultural stereotypes imposed on them as they come of age. Based on a text by acclaimed French playwright Magali Mougel, the play comes together like pieces of a puzzle, allowing the audience to deconstruct clichés about identity.
More information and RSVP here.

Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 2pm and 7pm ET
LIVE Virtual Performance
Tartuffe starring Raùl E. Esparza & Samira Wiley
In English with English and French closed captioning
Co-presented with Molière in the Park, and in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance and LeFrak Center at Lakeside, FIAF is proud to present a live-stream presentation of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur’s translation of Molière’s Tartuffe, directed by Molière in the Park’s Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien. Starring Tony and Obie award nominee Raùl E. Esparza and Emmy award winner Samira Wiley, Tartuffe centers on a dubiously pious crook, happy to use the bible as a prop for personal gain. He preys on Orgon, a naïve and confused aging patriarch, desperately grasping onto his fleeting power. Chaos ensues within the family until lies and fallacy are exposed and extracted from the home.
A live 20-minute Q&A with the cast and creative team immediately follows both performances. A recording of the performance will also be available online through July 1 at 2pm.
More information and RSVP for the performance here.

Through August 3
Virtual CinéSalon
Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers &
New French Shorts 2020
Available to stream
Throughout the summer, FIAF will presenting the most exciting new voices in French Cinema, featuring seven extraordinary feature films and a program of seven delightful shorts, available on Kino Lorber's streaming platforms. Presented in partnership with Young French Cinema, a program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and UniFrance, the series highlights a film by an emerging director each week, from poignant if unconventional coming-of-age tales to examining relationships between elected officials and their communities. New French Shorts 2020 will be available continually through August 3.
See Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers press release here.
See New French Shorts 2020 press release here.

Francine Haskell Library Programs
The Francine Haskell Library continues its free conversation groups, language-learning programs, book clubs, and children's story time on Zoom. The online digital library, Culturethèque, also holds ebooks, magazines, podcasts, videos, bandes dessinées, and more. Upcoming programs include:
Les petites histoires du vendredi, children's story time in French, Fridays 2pm ET
Papotons conversation group, Wednesdays 4–5pm ET

Website: fiaf.org
Twitter: @fiafny
Instagram: @fiafny
Facebook:fiafny




June 10, 2020

New York Cool Tip:
SEGAL TALKS Week Eleven
Daily Live Online Conversations
With US and Global Theatre Artists
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2020
12 noon EDT


Jean-Luc Nancy
Join us for an update on the situation in France.

The French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy has written more than twenty books and hundreds of texts or contributions to volumes, catalogues and journals. His philosophical scope is very broad: from On Kawara to Heidegger, from the sense of the world and the deconstruction of Christianity to the Jena romantics of the Schlegel brothers. He became famous with La communauté désoeuvrée (translated as The Inoperative Community in 1991), at the same time a work on the question of community and a comment on Bataille. He has also published books on Heidegger, Kant, Hegel and Descartes. One of the main themes in his work is the question of our being together in contemporary society. In Être singulier pluriel (translated as Being Singular Plural in 2000) Nancy deals with the question how we can still speak of a ‘we’ or of a plurality, without transforming this ‘we’ into a substantial and exclusive identity. What are the conditions to speak of a ‘we’ today?

Joined with translator Ayreen Anastas

All events are FREE and open to the public on a first come, first served basis at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street.
Subway: Herald Square, lines B/D/F/M/N/Q/R/W
www.theSegalCenter.org Info: 212-817-1860

 


 

June 8, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Virtual Works & Process:
American Repertory Theater's
Ocean Filibuster
by PearlDamour
June 8, 2020 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a Virtual Works & Process: American Repertory Theater's Ocean Filibuster by PearlDamour on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7:30pm. The event is free, but space is limited and RSVP is required at www.worksandprocess.org; a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day of the performance.

Prior to the American Repertory Theater's world premiere production, writer Lisa D'Amour, director Katie Pearl, and composer Sxip Shirey discuss their newest music theater experience created by the Obie Award-winning company PearlDamour, moderated by sound designer Mikaal Sulaiman. Actor Jenn Kidwell, who plays both roles, performs highlights.

Inside the Senate chamber of a global governing body, Mr. Majority introduces the "End of Ocean Bill," designed to shrink Earth's oceans into a more manageable (and marketable) collection of inland seas and lagoons. When the floor is opened for debate, the Ocean arrives to speak in its own defense, and so begins the Human-Ocean showdown. Ocean Filibuster draws from myth, stand-up, and science to explore the vast depths crucial to our daily survival.

Commissioned and developed through a collaboration between the American Repertory Theater and Harvard University Center for the Environment.

In lieu of the originally planned live Works & Process program, this program will take place on Zoom. Audience members should have access to a computer with an internet connection.

Free, but space is limited. RSVP is required; a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day of the performance.

Suggested donation: $20

All donations will be devoted to Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions, with every dollar going directly to an artist.

WPA Virtual Commissions Playlist





Another New York Cool Tip:

Ballet Hispánico
B Unidos Video Series
Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration
June 2020 Watch Party Schedule
Wednesdays at 7pm


Ballet Hispánico continues B Unidos, its video series, with Watch Parties in June 2020, available at www.facebook.com/ballethispanico, https://www.ballethispanico.org/bunidos/watch-party, or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeBVCPHnWSLKF4c53fAqDRw/.

Enjoy a Company performance from the comfort of your own home, followed by live Q&A sessions with Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico Eduardo Vilaro, choreographers and Company dancers:

June 3 at 7pm: El Viaje
June 10 at 7pm: Nací
June 17 at 7pm: Sombrerísimo (female cast)
June 24 at 7:30pm: Noche Unidos, a night of dance and unity (details tba)

"As a community of dancers, artists, and human beings, we are all in this together. We will persevere through this challenging time and we hope that these videos provide a coping outlet, for you, for our followers and the community overall," said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico.

El Viaje (2019)
Choreography by Edwaard Liang
Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Costume Design by Danielle Truss
Lighting Design by Joshua Paul Weckesser
Liang evokes emotion through moving sound and lush movement to exemplify how many individuals feel when one leaves one's homeland or country of birth to seek a new life, including moments of remembering, sharing, and letting go. He particularly focuses on the Chinese mass emigration from the nineteenth century to 1949 and the Chinese-Cuban diaspora to explore identity and the ghosts of a former life.

World Premiere: March 26, 2019 at The Joyce Theater

Nací (2009)
Choreography by Andrea Miller
Assisted by Allysen Hooks and Dan Walczack
Music by A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Capilla Antigua De Chincilla, Tony Gatlif, Francoise Atlan, Aicha Redouane, Monserrat Figueras, Pari intervallo, and Banda Ionica
Costume Design by Andrea Miller and Diana Ruettiger
Lighting Design by Savannah Bell
Drawing from the duality of her Spanish and Jewish-American background, choreographer Andrea Miller employs her distinctive movement style to investigate the Sephardic culture of Spain, with its Moorish influence and profound sense of community, despite hardship.
World Premiere: 2009 at The Joyce Theater

Sombrerísimo (2013)
Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music by Banda Ionica featuring Macaco el Mono Loco, Titi Robin, and soundscape by various artists
Costume Design by Diana Ruettiger
Lighting Design by Joshua Preston
Inspired by the surrealist world of Belgian painter René Magritte, famous for his paintings of men in bowler hats, Sombrerísimo references the iconic sombreros (hats) found throughout the world that help to represent culture. Originally choreographed for an all-male cast, Sombrerísimo has evolved into a work that can also be performed by an all-female or mixed-gender cast.
Sombrerísimo was commissioned by New York City Center for the Fall for Dance Festival.
World Premiere: September 20, 2013 at New York City Center

# B Unidos
The Instagram series features videos created by the three arms of the Ballet Hispánico: the professional company, the School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and featuring the hashtag #BUnidos at www.instagram.com/ballethispanico/.

Daily, the company releases a new video generated by the dancers, teachers and administrators with the goal of serving as class, exercise, and inspiration: Motivational Mondays (inspirational messages), Take Action Tuesdays (technique tips for young dancers), Wepa Wednesdays Watch Parties, Therapeutic Thursdays (focus on conditioning, health and wellness, stretching), and Flashback Fridays (retrospective looks at past 50 years from Ballet Hispánico's archives).


June 1, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions
presents
World Premiere of
Click Clock - Tick Tock
by Dick Hyman
performed by Anthony Roth Costanzo
directed by Zack Winokur
design by Adam Charlap Hyman
produced by David Hyman
June 1, 2020 at 7:30pm

On June 1, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, will present the premiere of Click Clock - Tick Tock as part of the Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commission Series.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ08rQmWB63RFC3avQF-nDsneUXLrUd4X.

93 year-old Jazz Legend Dick Hyman joins forces with his grandson, designer and artist Adam Charlap-Hyman, and Metropolitan Opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo to create a surreal meditation on time during quarantine, with intricate paper cuts and ecstatic musical performances.

Click Clock - Tick Tock
Dick Hyman - Composer / Pianist
Anthony Roth Costanzo - Concept / Singer
Adam Charlap Hymann - Concept / Paper Cutter
Zack Winokur - Concept / Director
David Hyman - Producer
Sarah Stuve - Video Editor
Ed Vinson - Percussion

Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions, a direct response to the pandemic, was launched to financially support artists and nurture their creative process during these challenging times. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is granting more than $150,000 in commissioning funds to artists who have been or were supposed to be featured at Works & Process. Artists from a wide variety of genres have been commissioned to create new works, less than 5 minutes long, while social distancing, that will premiere on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (@worksandprocess) every Sunday and Monday at 7:30pm and can be viewed anytime after.

WPA Virtual Commissions Playlist
Upcoming Schedule of Premieres:
May 24 - Jamar Roberts
May 25 - Brandon Stirling Baker
May 31 - Dance Heginbotham
June 1 - Click Clock - Tick Tock by Anthony Roth Costanzo, Adam Charlap Hyman, Dick Hyman, and Zack Winokur

May 31, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Battery Dance TV
Dance Diplomacy with Jonathan
Dancing in Iraq
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Battery Dance launched Battery Dance TV on March 27, 2020 at https://batterydance.org/dancetv/ to provide free live dance classes and programming for the general public by Battery Dance and affiliated local and international artists through a regularly scheduled program. Faced with the cancellation of its New York City public school dance classes and the postponement of its State Department Nigeria tour, and with its popular dance studios closed, its staff members went into high gear (from living rooms and kitchens), creating online content. In its first 8 weeks, Battery Dance TV has had 70,000 views from people in 112 countries.

Sundays feature a mixed schedule beginning with an interview program at 9am and noon hosted by Battery Dance's Founder Jonathan Hollander, Dance Diplomacy with Jonathan. He has brought together dancers, culture leaders and diplomats from the U.S. with their counterparts from North and South America, South Asia, Africa, Europe and the Far East, examining how the pandemic is impacting them and sharing inspiration along with challenges. International guest artist classes and solo performances are presented later in the day.

On Sunday, May 31 at 9am and 12 noon EDT, Hollander's Dance Diplomacy interview reassembles a trio of women who succeeded in bringing Battery Dance's "Dancing to Connect" program to Iraq in 2012 against a backdrop of bombs attacks and institutional skepticism. Sue Harville served as the Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Department of State in Kirkuk, Erbil, where explosions served as her morning wake-up call. Local Cultural Advisor Helen Pattou facilitated the project, translating into two languages for youthful participants from different religious and linguistic groups and negotiating for space when everything went awry at the last moment. Robin Cantrell overcame her trepidation and dug into her skills as a dancer and teaching artist with Battery Dance, converting theater students into confident choreographers and dancers in the matter of 5 days.

"It took true believers to bring a dance program to Iraq in 2012. Through this look back by the three women who made it happen, we will see how grace, steely determination and adaptability came into play with results that play out even today through life-long relationships," according to Jonathan Hollander, Artistic Director and Founder of Battery Dance.

Later in the afternoon at 2pm, Battery Dance TV features a ballet class taught by Roman Baca, Artistic Director of Exit 12 dance company, former U.S. Marine who served in Iraq. Baca was a Mission Continues trainee with Battery Dance and eventually co-led "Dancing to Connect in Iraq" with Robin Cantrell.

"Echoes of Erbil" choreographed and performed by Hussein Smko will fill the solo performance slot at 4 p.m. A native of Erbil, Iraq, Hussein is the recipient of Battery Dance's Adel Euro Fellowship for Dancers Seeking Refuge, and was recently featured in Dancemagazine. His fellowship is named after the late dancer, Battery protégé Adel Euro who was featured in the documentary "Moving Stories". Euro was trained by Battery Dance on Skype, performed with the Company in two festivals in Amman, Jordan, and fell victim to the tragic car bombing in Baghdad on July 3, 2016.
Battery Dance recently introduced several new programs to its normal line up of classes and performances. These include Mindful Movement sessions for frontline healthcare workers offered eight times per week; improvisation and musical theater dance classes; and special afternoon classes for kids.

Battery Dance TV's regularly scheduled offerings include:
• morning warmup/stretching/conditioning exercises to start your day off right
• mid-day classes in contemporary dance with afro, ballet and jazz fusion elements
• evening classes in varied ballroom styles
• a daily 4pm short video by dancers performing in their living rooms
Battery Dance also plans to expand its distance learning and programming by including online classes in lighting and production design, and classes in arts administration and cultural diplomacy. In the future, the Company plans to add short performances by youth around the world who will create short dances based on a specific weekly theme suggested by the Company.

Morning Classes & Instructors
Flow - Vivake Khamsingsavath
Stretch & Strength - Mira Cook
Conditioning - Sean Scantlebury

Afternoon Contemporary Classes & Instructors
Jazz Fusion - Jill Linkowski
Ballet Fusion, Improv, and Musical Theatre - Bethany Mitchell
Storytelling & Repertoire - Hussein Smko
Afro Fusion - Sean Scantlebury

Evening Ballroom Classes & Instructor
Cha Cha, Salsa, Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Rumba, Swing - Razvan Stoian



May 30, 2020

New York Cool Tips:

New York's Museum of Arts and Design
MAD About Jewelry Virtual Trunk Shows
Thursday on Zoom

New York's Museum of Arts and Design hosts MAD About Jewelry Virtual Trunk Shows, every Thursday on Zoom. Jewelry enthusiasts and fashionistas will see a behind-the-scenes look at what artists are working on now; learn about their craftsmanship, processes and inspirations; and – best of all – you can shop the pieces you love! The designers will send them right to you, with proceeds directly benefiting the artists and the Museum's educational programming.

May 28, 2020
LOOT - MAD's contemporary artisan jewelry sale hosted by curator Bryna Pomp
Featuring leather jewelry designer Tania Clarke Hall (London) and gold crochet artist Shenhav Russo (Kfar Saba, Israel)

June 4, 2020
RE:FINE - MAD's unique fine jewelry sale hosted by curator Franci Sagar
Featuring fine jewelers; second generation Anthony Lent (New York) and third generation Ana Swarup (Los Angeles)

June 11, 2020
LOOT - MAD's contemporary artisan jewelry sale hosted by curator Bryna Pomp
Featuring antique cameo artist Anna Porcu (Tuscany) and glass jewelry designer Jed Green (London).

MAD is proud to support and champion the jewelry artist community with annual exhibitions and sales including LOOT and RE:FINE. Especially now, when brick and mortar stores are closed, MAD has an obligation to help artists gain visibility and showcase their work.
• LOOT: MAD About Jewelry is MAD’s annual curated show and sale of jewelry by the world’s most innovative contemporary jewelers. The 20th Edition of LOOT is December 7 - 1. Every month until December, a small group of LOOT artists will be featured on MAD's website: thestore.madmuseum.org/pages/loot-mad-about-jewelry-2020-online-sale
• RE:FINE showcases the work of artists who are challenging the conventions of what fine jewelry means today by offering refreshing alternatives to the traditional world of fine jewelry.
Drawing on the Museum’s mission to champion artists and designers across all creative fields, LOOT and RE:FINE are both in a unique position to highlight and celebrate jewelry artists who fuse design with excellence in craftsmanship and contemporary creativity to create a modern alternative to the traditional heirloom.

 


EstroGenius
to host Watch Parties with the Artists
of the Festival's 2020 Short Play Selections
Thursdays at 7:30pm

EstroGenius has been hosting Estro|Reads, streaming first reads and re-creations for Zoom of the 2020 Festival's Short Plays, and is now excited to be hosting a series of watch parties with the artists of select EstroGenius 2020 Short Plays. Each play will premiere as a watch party on EstroGenius's virtual festival site, ExtrofromEstro.org, on Thursdays at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5 or $10 on a sliding scale and can be purchased online at www.extrofromestro.org/events. All proceeds go to the artists.

EstroGenius has been sharing and celebrating the voices of womxn for twenty years. Now, on a virtual stage, with the continued digital support of Frigid New York, EstroGenius celebrates its 20th anniversary with a riotous collection of performances by women, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and trans dance-makers, playwrights, experimental performers, teens, musicians, burlesque performers, noise artists, filmmakers, dj's and anyone else looking to break molds and crack gender codes. This "extro" online content from Estro brings you the art and the artists, the inspirations and the tools over these quarantined weeks across the country.

EstroGenius was founded in 2000 at Manhattan Theatre Source by Fiona Jones as a short-play fest to support dynamic female characters while celebrating inclusivity and pushing gender parity in theatre.

Heading into the 20th year, at the helm of the festival are Melissa Riker and Maura Nguyen Donohue. The curation and producing teams include Jenny Green, Vincent Marano and John C. Robinson.

Visitors to ExtrofromEstro.org can enjoy short, insightful interviews of over 15 actors, playwrights and directors by Jenny Green, lending her past BBC interviewing skills to EstroGenius.

Thursday, June 4, 2020
7:30pm
A Project
Written by Tawny Sorensen
Directed by Laura Hirschberg
Performed by Sarah Grace and Kate Russo

A Project was written in response to depression in this ever plugged-in world. Can we reconnect by disconnecting when the world gets too loud?

Tawny Sorensen (A Project | Playwright) holds her MFA from the Actors Studio/New School for Drama and BA from Fordham University. Her short films The Cat's Cradle, Covered,and As One have screened at festivals across the country, receiving many accolades along the way. Her stage plays have been produced by Manhattan Repertory Theatre and Spare Change Theatre. As an actress, she has most recently appeared in Orange is the New Black, The Sleeping Life of Sofia,and Russian Doll.She is currently writing a new short film All the Little Pieces for production sometime after the current end of the world.

Thursday, June 11, 2020
7:30pm
Hair Ye, Hair Ye...
Written by Baindu Kalokoh
Directed by Julie Ann Lucas
Performed by Ash Mayers and Asha John

In Hair Ye, Hair Ye... a charismatic woman comedically reflects upon the (mis)perceptions of her afro-textured hair. The versatility of her hairstyles parallel her diverse, and sometimes awkward, encounters. Her narration begins with childhood memories and progresses into adulthood. Whether her experiences occur on the playground or in the workplace, bewilderment ensues.

Baindu D. Kalokoh (Hair Ye, Hair Ye... | Playwright) is an award-winning actor and writer who hails from Brooklyn, NY. Her credits include: Revolution's Smite (Women's Work Short Play Lab); Don't (50in50: What Place Do We Have In This Movement?); Platform Griot (Midtown International Theatre Festival); Tenneh (Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship - Finalist, National Black Theatre Festival); and The Second Wedding (Short+Sweet Dubai). She is a math and theater educator, and founder of Theatrematics LLC, a STEAM-centered educational services company.




May 24, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

From Ballet Academy East:

We cordially invite you to a very special BAE Facebook Premiere of Elysium, choreographed by Miami City Ballet dancer and BAE alumnus Ariel Rose, this Sunday, May 24th at 5:30pm.

Ariel Rose choreographed Elysium for the advanced Pre-Professional Division students in 2019, and he dedicated this ballet in memory of our beloved Peter Frame.

The performance will feature both casts back to back with a personal introduction by Ariel Rose. The full running time will be 30 minutes. Visit BAE's Facebook page this Sunday, just prior to 5:30 PM and join us for this beautiful and inspiring event!
BAE Facebook Page

 


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

MAD About Jewelry Virtual Trunk Shows
Every Thursday on Zoom

New York's Museum of Arts and Design hosts MAD About Jewelry Virtual Trunk Shows, every Thursday on Zoom. Jewelry enthusiasts and fashionistas will see a behind-the-scenes look at what artists are working on now; learn about their craftsmanship, processes and inspirations; and – best of all – you can shop the pieces you love! The designers will send them right to you, with proceeds directly benefiting the artists and the Museum's educational programming.

May 28, 2020
LOOT - MAD's contemporary artisan jewelry sale hosted by curator Bryna Pomp
Featuring leather jewelry designer Tania Clarke Hall (London) and gold crochet artist Shenhav Russo (Kfar Saba, Israel)

June 4, 2020
RE:FINE - MAD's unique fine jewelry sale hosted by curator Franci Sagar
Featuring fine jewelers; second generation Anthony Lent (New York) and third generation Ana Swarup (Los Angeles)

June 11, 2020
LOOT - MAD's contemporary artisan jewelry sale hosted by curator Bryna Pomp
Featuring antique cameo artist Anna Porcu (Tuscany) and glass jewelry designer Jed Green (London).

MAD is proud to support and champion the jewelry artist community with annual exhibitions and sales including LOOT and RE:FINE. Especially now, when brick and mortar stores are closed, MAD has an obligation to help artists gain visibility and showcase their work.
• LOOT: MAD About Jewelry is MAD’s annual curated show and sale of jewelry by the world’s most innovative contemporary jewelers. The 20th Edition of LOOT is December 7 - 1. Every month until December, a small group of LOOT artists will be featured on MAD's website: https://thestore.madmuseum.org/pages/loot-mad-about-jewelry-2020-online-sale
• RE:FINE showcases the work of artists who are challenging the conventions of what fine jewelry means today by offering refreshing alternatives to the traditional world of fine jewelry.
Drawing on the Museum’s mission to champion artists and designers across all creative fields, LOOT and RE:FINE are both in a unique position to highlight and celebrate jewelry artists who fuse design with excellence in craftsmanship and contemporary creativity to create a modern alternative to the traditional heirloom.


 

May 13, 2020

New York Cool Tips:

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
20th Anniversary Season
Celebrating 20 Years in 20 Weeks
Launches May 14, 2020
WEBSITE: www.timelapsedance.com/events/tldat20/
FACEBOOK PAGE: www.facebook.com/timelapsedance/
#TLDAT20

Beginning on May 14, choreographer Jody Sperling and her company Time Lapse Dance (TLD) will launch a virtual celebration lasting 20 weeks, featuring a series of intense, intimate and interactive events, from livestream conversations with collaborators to online premieres, presentations, workshops, rehearsal visits and more. In addition to the events listed below, TLD will share themed content throughout each week on social media, so please follow the company on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. #TLDAT20

For two decades, Time Lapse Dance has engaged audiences with ground-breaking choreography and visually-compelling productions inspired by climate change, as well as works expanding the legacy of early dance technologist Loie Fuller (1862-1928). Sperling has achieved international acclaim for her Fuller-style recreations which extend the body radically into space and into natural environs, such as the polar icescape.

"During this time of physical distancing, it's more important than ever for people to stay actively connected with one another in virtual spaces," said Jody Sperling, Choreographer/Artistic Director of Time Lapse Dance. "Dance is a unifying force, bringing together the moving body with imagination, curiosity, well-being, and larger communities. As we adjust to changing realities, we must each pivot to help envision and enact a future that is more just and sustainable for all. I believe dance has an important role to play in mobilizing this new future. Rather than a simple retrospective, #TLDat20 is our initiative aimed at reflecting on past and present, so as to move boldly into the uncertain territories ahead."

Week 1: Wind and Breath: Climate Change Music and Dance
Thursday, May 14 at 7pm: YouTube Premiere of "Wind Rose," followed at 7:30pm by livestream conversation between choreographer Jody Sperling and composer Matthew Burtner. Longtime collaborators, Burtner and Sperling are both acclaimed for their creative engagement with climate change. Their work "Wind Rose" visualizes local and global winds patterns that are changing dramatically along with the earth's atmosphere. Wind is the breath of the planet, and though invisible, its swirling rhythms drive the forces of life. During the work creation, composer and choreographer discovered a new mode of collaboration that allowed for a synthesis of sound, movement, and airflow. Join the conversation to probe their process.
Friday, May 15 from 11-11:30am: "Breath and Breeze" movement workshop for families and people of all ages. Learn moves from "Wind Rose" and how to put them together to create a rhythmic breeze.

Week 2: Costuming: Sustainability and Transformation
Friday, May 22 from 5-6pm: Livestream conversation and DIY workshop with Jody Sperling and costume designer Lauren Gaston about sustainable costume design. The two will discuss their current collaborative process for a new work, "Plastic Harvest," which uses single-use plastics as featured material. The conversation will cover issues of sustainability and how costuming can help performers experience an empathic relationship with the environment. The session will conclude with a short DIY at home sustainable design project.

Throughout the week TLD will share photos and videos of TLD's amazing costumes by our outstanding roster of collaborators including Mary Jo Mecca, Gina Nagy Burns, Michelle Ferranti, and E. Shura Pollatsek.

Week 3: Our City Streets, Performance and Redesign
Friday, May 29 at 2pm: Livestream panel with Lisa Orman (Streetopia UWS), Sara Lind (Broadway Task Force/Community Board 7), Jody Sperling, and other guests on how performance can help re-vision street use and design. TLD has produced annual Spot for Dance festivals for Park(ING) Day where artists and activists transform curbside parking spaces into public places. These performance festivals have provided opportunity for community-building around the issue of curbside reform. Social distancing necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the urgent need for the city to rethink the streetscape in a way that prioritizes space for pedestrians over vehicles. Join us in this important conversation.


NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY
Offers Free Online Company Class
with Asian American Master Artists
and Company Dancers
May 11-15, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is keeping its dancers in shape by conducting regular Company Classes online from Nai-Ni and Company dancer's living rooms using Zoom. After a few weeks, Company members and Nai-Ni invited former dancers of the Company and friends to join through Zoom. At the same time, company dancers translated their online dance teaching skills to serve K-12 students and students with disabilities in underserved communities. Dance has brought them rays of hope and joy in their confined environment.

As a Company rooted deeply in diversity and committed to the dancer's artistic journey, Nai-Ni Chen began inviting her friends who are world renowned as well as up and coming dancers and choreographer to come teach the Company class. The response has been extremely positive, especially in this time when Asian Americans community is experiencing racism and hate.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company invites dancers from around the world to join the Company at noon for a free one-hour Company Class every weekday. Interested dancers can join the class by registering on Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's website: http://nainichen.org/company-class

Classes are as follows:
Week of 5/11/2020
Monday Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral)
Tuesday Seyong Kim (Ballet)
Wednesday Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral)
Thursday Nai-Ni Chen (Chinese)
Friday Candace Jarvis (Contemporary)




Ballet Hispánico
B Unidos Instagram Video Series
Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration

Facebook Watch Party Schedule
on Wednesdays at 7pm:
May 6 at 7pm: Tito on Timbales
May 13 at 7pm: Asuka
May 20 at 7pm: El Beso
May 27 at 7pm: Bury Me Standing

Ballet Hispánico continues its video series B Unidos with Facebook Watch Parties through May, available at www.facebook.com/ballethispanico or https://www.ballethispanico.org/performances/2019-2020-Season/BUnidos/WatchParty.

Enjoy a Company performance from the comfort of your own home, followed by live Q&A sessions with artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico Eduardo Vilaro, choreographers and company dancers:

May 6 at 7pm: Tito on Timbales
May 13 at 7pm: Asuka:
TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/101237919
May 20 at 7pm: El Beso:
TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/101236997
May 27 at 7pm: Bury Me Standing:
TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/184774302

"As a community of dancers, artists, and human beings, we are all in this together. We will persevere through this challenging time and we hope that these videos provide a coping outlet, for you, for our followers and the community overall," said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico.

Over the past five decades, Ballet Hispánico's mission-driven ethos has been a catalyst of change for communities throughout our nation. By bringing the richness of the Latinx culture to the forefront of performance, education and social advocacy, Ballet Hispánico is a cultural ambassador.


 

May 11, 2020

New York Cool Tips:

Lincoln Center at Home
presents
San Francisco Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:30pm EST
LincolnCenter.org

Lincoln Center at Home (#LincolnCenterAtHome) presents San Francisco Ballet: Romeo and Juliet on May 11, 2020. As a part of this new initiative, viewers can watch archival Lincoln Center performances, available for free and on demand at LincolnCenter.org and on Lincoln Center's Facebook Page.

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:30pm EST
San Francisco Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
(2015 Live From Lincoln Center broadcast)
With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this colorful and emotional retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet has packed houses around the world. Helgi Tomasson's bravura interpretation of the Bard's greatest tragedy "lifts Shakespeare's complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh, and ultimately sublime." (The Huffington Post)
with Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan in the title roles
For digital offerings from Lincoln Center's resident organizations, please visit LincolnCenter.org or individual websites.

FOLLOW LINCOLN CENTER ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: Facebook.com/LincolnCenterNYC
Twitter: @LincolnCenter
Instagram: @LincolnCenter
#LincolnCenterAtHome

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From: The Museum of Art and Photography (MAP) in India


While COVID-19 keeps us physically apart, The Museum of Art and Photography (MAP) in India is working to bring us together - digitally. MAP Founder Abhishek Poddar wants your help to create the world's largest digital flower 'Bouquet of Hope".

For his parents 25th wedding anniversary in 1989, Abhishek surprised them with an art installation of 25 flowers. Well-known artists from India created a single flower, one for each year of his parents' married life together, in the artist's own inimitable style. Each image reminding them of a fond moment. "At times like these, we hold on to precious memories - of family times, of challenges we managed to overcome, of personal journeys we ventured on" said Abhishek.

Flowers are a celebration of new life and beginnings; of hope. The world needs this now more than ever.

Anyone and everyone is invited to join MAP in creating this Bouquet of Hope. Paint, draw or sketch a flower, snap a picture from your garden or balcony, or even create a flower motif from objects or textiles in your home. The possibilities are endless. Images can be submitted to, and viewed at: www.bouquetofhope.in

About MAP
The Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) is a new museum being built in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India. It will be among India’s very first major private art museums, with a goal to share India's artistic heritage while also igniting a new modern museum culture. MAP connects India's past, present, and future by showcasing historical artifacts alongside modern and contemporary works, folk art, textiles, painting, sculpture and photography. The MAP collection currently has more than 18,000 works ranging from the 12th Century to the present day. The first 7000 objects and the first six million dollars were donated by Abhishek Poddar.

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May 8, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Today on @NYFW: Join Grace Mahary and Chef Rōze Traore LIVE at 5pm EST / 2pm PST as they turn up the heat in the kitchen. Find tonight's recipe on @NYFW (don't forget the wine!) and tune in live for a dinner party with impeccable taste.

Watch on @NYFW



May 3, 2020

From FIAF:

Chers amis,

This May, I am personally inviting you all to be a part of the FIAF famille.

We have created an exciting May Members Month to thank our current members, and to encourage everyone to join FIAF this spring.

Enjoy Intro to French classes, award-winning cinema, and live events with distinguished guests and artists—all online and free for everyone!

We are delighted to share our extensive offerings with lovers of French language and culture around the world.

Warmly,
Marie-Monique Steckel
President, French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

For details: https://fiaf.org/


April 26, 2020

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Virtual Works & Process:
In Process with Ephrat Asherie Dance
April 26, 2020 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a Virtual Works & Process: In Process with Ephrat Asherie Dance on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 7:30pm. The event is free, but space is limited and RSVP is required; a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day of the performance.

Ahead of the fall premiere of UnderScored by Ephrat Asherie Dance, audiences will enjoy a special look into the Works & Process commission from home. Joined by dramaturg Melanie George, Bessie Award winning choreographer Ephrat Asherie will discuss her creative method and the unique process of choreographing and rehearsing new work through video conferencing technology. Company dancers through zoom will rehearse and perform excerpts.

This Works & Process program will be hosted virtually through Zoom. Audience members should have access to a computer with Wi-Fi.For more information, email info@worksandprocess.org or visit worksandprocess.org.




Another New York Cool Tip:

Dance Diplomacy with Jonathan
with Mary W. Rowe, Anaya Bobst, and Lizzie Kurtz,
supporters of cross-cultural engagement between
the U.S. and Canada
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 9am and 12noon EST

On Sunday, April 26, 2020, at 9 a.m. and 12 noon EDT, on Battery Dance TV, Jonathan Hollander will interview three women who have played pivotal roles in supporting cross-cultural engagement between the U.S. and Canada. A civic leader, an artist-manager and a teaching artist, all based in Toronto, formed a synergistic support system when Battery Dance sought to bring its Dancing to Connect project to Canada for the first time last Fall. For Hollander, the commitment and talent of these women in connecting and activating arts education projects represent the kind of network that crosses traditional lines and job descriptions.

"Wherever Battery Dance goes in the world, we use a metaphorical divining rod to find committed and inspired people who believe as we do that the Arts can change lives," said Hollander. "We were lucky to have the support of NATO@70, Canada's National Ballet School, The Toronto District School Board, and three exceptional women without whom the project would have been impossible to realize."

A regular Sunday interview program hosted by Battery Dance's Founder Jonathan Hollander has already brought together artists from the U.S., Bangladesh, Costa Rica, India, Kenya and Mexico, as well as U.S. and foreign diplomats who have programmed the arts as a way of bringing people together and encouraging peaceful understanding and cultural exchange.

Mary W. Rowe is CEO and President of The Canadian Urban Institute, an organization whose mantra is Connecting People, Place and Potential. It was natural for her as a former Board Member of Battery Dance and Executive Vice President of the Municipal Art Society while living in New York to make the connection between the dance company and Canada's National Ballet School. Anaya Bobst, Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives and Artistic Projects for Canada's National Ballet School, served as liaison and point person for the project. Lizzie Kurtz, Assistant Curriculum Leader/Head of Arts at West Hill Collegiate Institute in The Toronto District School Board brought her students into the program, encouraging them to take a step forward in their creative development as budding choreographers and performers.

Battery Dance launched Battery Dance TV on March 27, 2020 at https://batterydance.org/dancetv/ to provide free live dance classes and programming for the general public by Battery Dance and affiliated artists through a regularly scheduled program. Faced with the cancellation of its New York City public school dance classes and the postponement of its State Department Nigeria tour, and with its popular dance studios closed, the company staff members went into high gear (from living rooms and kitchens), creating online content. In its first three weeks, Battery Dance TV has posted more than 100 pieces of content and has been seen by more than 30,000 viewers in 100 countries.


 

April 25, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Breedlove & Chew Fu’s
Quarantine Revue Episode 3
Saturday, April 25th
9PM EST
breedloveandchewfu.com

With the airing of their second installment of Breedlove And Chew Fu's Quarantine Revue last week, the hosts and creators of the virtual variety show have realized that their audience is hungry for more and are ready to feed them this week with another madcap, thought provoking, and riveting episode.

So, they are doing it again...

This Saturday, April 25th, 2020 at 9pm, Breedlove And Chew Fu's Quarantine Revue returns with a tasty and talented group of guests, including Disney's famed Food Blog creator AJ Wolfe and Shay Spence, the food editor of People Magazine to discuss Quarantine Cuisine!

Also featured in the upcoming show are special performances from the world of Broadway, Film and Television including Alexandra Billings (Transparent), Annaleigh Ashford (Wicked), Drama Desk Award winner Celisse Henderson, Lindsay Northen (CSI:Miami & Wicked) Stephen Oremus, Jared Bradshaw, Bret Schuford, Stephen Hanna, Riley Costello, Katie Ladner, Lindsay Pearce (Glee), Brittney Johnson and Jonathan Ritter.

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April 17-18, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

(YAGP) – the world’s largest ballet scholarship competition – will Facebook livestream its 2019 Final Round on Friday, April 17 at 7pm EST and Saturday, April 18 at 7am EST for European and South-Pacific audiences. Annually, over 12,000 aspiring dancers – ages 9 to 19 – audition at YAGP semi-finals around the globe; 34 cities in 14 countries. Over 1,200 finalists from 36 countries qualify for the New York City Finals – and only the very best earn a spot in the Final Round at Lincoln Center. With COVID-19 closing venues and large gatherings, YAGP’s 2020 Finals were cancelled. “This week the international world of dance would have gathered to watch the YAGP Final Round and Gala,” said YAGP Founder and Artistic Director Larissa Saveliev, “and we wanted to celebrate our talented young dancers by showcasing them online to audiences around the world”. YAGP will Facebook livestream video footage of 85 dancers (Junior and Senior categories of both men and women), from its 20th Anniversary 2019 Final Round. Variations include Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Harlequinade, Giselle, La Esmeralda, Paquita, and Swan Lake. The expected runtime is 2 hours and 45 minutes. YAGP’s Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/YouthAmericaGrandPrix.

Many participants in the livestreamed Final Round won scholarships to top schools and companies worldwide; others were scouted for job offers and apprenticeships. They include:
• Grace Carroll (15) and Summer Duyvestyn (12) are training at Paris Opera Ballet School.
• Julia Shugart (16) and Elise Cho (12) are training at The Royal Ballet School.
• Arthur Erlanson (16) received a contract to ABT Studio Company.
• Soana Madsen (17) is now dancing with Boston Ballet II.
• Eri Shibata (17) is now dancing with English National Ballet.
• Nao Harada (19) received a contract to Finnish National Ballet.
• Francisco Schilereff (19) received an apprenticeship to Miami City Ballet.
• Gabriel Figueredo (18) and Bridget Lee (18) are dancing with The Stuttgart Ballet.
• Joaquin Gaubeca (16), Arianna Crosato Neumann (16), Aoi Sawano (15), Ruth Schultz (15), Ava Arbuckle (14), Stephanie McQuire (13), and Ayako Tsukada (12) are training at John Cranko School of The Stuttgart Ballet.
• Isaac Mueller (17), Juan Valdez Ramerez (16), Sophia Zonni (14), Abra Geiger (14), and Minchul Jeon (14) are training at Dutch National Ballet Academy.
• Harold Mendez (17), Basia Rhoden (16), Emma Spillane (15), and Nana Oda (13) are training at San Francisco Ballet School.
• Brooke Noska (15), Darrion Sellman (14), Ella Kolpakov (13), Bianca Andreea Badea (12), and Hector Jain (12) are training at Princess Grace Academy in Monaco.

To support dancers while they are staying at home, YAGP has also launched a new Virtual Scholarship Program and Free Online Classes. Every dancer who placed in the top 12, Classical Category, during the 2020 YAGP Semi-Finals is eligible to apply for scholarships to top dance institutions through YAGP. With YAGP’s extensive global repertoire of alumni and affiliated dance professionals, free online classes are available for all dancers of any level. Teachers include Luca Masala (Artistic Director of Monaco’s Princess Grace Academy), Sasha De Sola (YAGP Alumna and Principal Dancer at San Francisco Ballet), Maria Khoreva (Mariinsky Ballet), Kathryn Morgan (Miami City Ballet), Skylar Brandt (American Ballet Theatre), Peter Stark (Boston Ballet), Oliver Matz (Zurich Dance Academy), Jason Beechey (Palucca School Dresden), and TONY-nominated Broadway performer Karine Plantadit (YAGP Judge and Emcee, former dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) teaching a special class on the Horton technique for ballet dancers. As the YAGP community practices social distancing, its social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube) are providing these daily classes at 12pm EST, which will remain available on each channel permanently.

YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX (YAGP) is the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition, and global dance network; connecting students, teachers, schools, companies, sponsors, dancers, choreographers and audiences worldwide. Over 12,000 young dancers from more than 40 countries participate in YAGP's competition, master classes, and educational events each season. Over the past 20 years, YAGP has facilitated more than $4 Million in scholarships to the world’s leading dance institutions. Over 450 YAGP alumni are currently dancing in 80 of the world’s leading dance companies, including American Ballet Theatre, Dutch National Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, and many more. More information, at WWW.YAGP.ORG.


April 11-13, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Ballet Hispánico
B Unidos Instagram Video Series
Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration
Con Brazos Abiertos Facebook Watch Party
on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7pm

Ballet Hispánico continues B Unidos, its new Instagram video series. Next week's programming begins on Monday, April 13, 2020 with an inspirational message at 3pm from Tamia Santana, Director of Brooklyn Dance Festival at www.instagram.com/ballethispanico/.

Next week's content continues on www.instagram.com/ballethispanicoedu/*:
• Take Action Tuesday 4/14:
- The School of Dance offers an 11am activity for Pasitos (children ages 2-5); a 12noon activity for Pre-Ballet(age 5); a Beginner Ballet class with Mariana Ranz (ages 6-12) and a livestream jazz class with Cecilia Cáceres at 5pm (open level);
- 3pm ET: Company dancer Dandara Veiga shares a performance from 50th Anniversary Repertory from her home.
• Wepa Wednesday 4/15:
- 1pm ET: BHdos Dancer Spotlight featuring Eury German.
- 3pm ET: School of Dance Artistic Associate, Joshua Winzeler teaches Merengue class on Instagram.
- 7pm ET: Facebook Watch Party of Con Brazos Abiertos (2017) followed by LIVE Q&A with Choreographer and Ballet Hispánico School of Dance Director Michelle Manzanales and Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro.
• Therapeutic Thursday 4/16:
- 12pm ET: Ballet Hispánico Company member Laura Lopez teaches stretch and conditioning class on Instagram LIVE.
- 5pm ET: Ballet Hispánico Company member Melissa Verdecia teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Instagram LIVE.
• Flashback Friday 4/17:
- 11am ET: A retrospective look back the 1980s from Ballet Hispánico archives of videos and photos, with a request for followers to share their archives with the company.

* unless otherwise noted

The series features a series of videos posted created by the three arms of the Ballet Hispánico: the professional company, the School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and featuring the hashtag #BUnidos at www.instagram.com/ballethispanico/.

Daily, the company releases a new video generated by the dancers, teachers and administrators with the goal of serving as class, exercise, and inspiration: Motivational Mondays (inspirational messages), Take Action Tuesdays (technique tips for young dancers), Wepa Wednesdays (explorations of the many varied styles of Latin Dance), Therapeutic Thursdays (focus on conditioning, health and wellness, stretching), and Flashback Fridays (retrospective looks at past 50 years from Ballet Hispánico's archives).



Another New York Cool Tip:

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)
Livestream Masterclass
featuring Jasper String Quartet
April 11, 2020 at 2:30pm

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) presents its annual Livestream Masterclass, a workshop accessible to all via livestream, on Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 2:30-3:30pm.

"We have made the decision to proceed with the Livestream Masterclass originally scheduled the same date in a modified form due to the COVID-19," said Jennifer Clarke, Executive Director, ACMP. "We have scaled back the event slightly to accommodate the stay-at-home requirements, members of the Jasper String Quartet will present a livestreamed session with a live chat-feed on Facebook. The emphasis at this challenging time for us all is to have a musically meaningful session that players can participate in in real time wherever they are - together on the Internet. Our profound thanks to the Jasper String Quartet for working with ACMP to make this revised livestream happen."

In ACMP's third virtual livestream masterclass, Jasper String Quartet will work with ACMP's online community in a string quartet masterclass. Chamber music players at all levels will participate remotely and post questions and comments through a live chat feed. The FREE masterclass is accessible from computers worldwide at https://www.facebook.com/ACMPchambermusic/.

In this 60-minute masterclass, Jasper String Quartet will conduct a remote session, streamed live on Facebook (and on the ACMP website subject to technology being available). Chamber music players wherever they are can participate on their computers and devices, gaining tips and insights into playing technique and interpretation on selected chamber music works. Participants can engage throughout the session via a live chat feed, connecting with the event and each other.

The 2020 livestream will be a simplified version of the usual livestream. Due to social distancing requirements, the stream will be in two parts. The first part, from one location, will be conducted by cellist Rachel Henderson Freivogel and violinist J. Freivogel. The second part, from a different location, will be conducted by violinist Karen Kim and violist Sam Quintal. All players will participate in the chat feed throughout the session. Links to Jasper String Quartet performances of the pieces are included below.

Part 1: Exploring quartet technique in Haydn and early Beethoven, focusing on Haydn Op. 64 No. 6 and Beethoven Op. 18 No. 2. Rachel and J will demonstrate technique and all quartet members will post and respond to questions and comments.

Part 2: Commissioning and interpreting new works, focusing on Patrick Castillo's 'Skyline Palimpsest', commissioned for the Jasper String Quartet. The group will discuss how they commission composers and explore ways to approach new pieces.


Another New York Cool Tip:

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY
Offers Free Online Company Class
with Asian American Master Artists
and Company Dancers
April 13-17, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is keeping its dancers in shape by conducting regular Company Classes online from Nai-Ni and Company dancer's living rooms using Zoom. After a few weeks, Company members and Nai-Ni invited former dancers of the Company and friends to join through Zoom. At the same time, company dancers translated their online dance teaching skills to serve K-12 students and students with disabilities in underserved communities. Dance has brought them rays of hope and joy in their confined environment.

As a Company rooted deeply in diversity and committed to the dancer's artistic journey, Nai-Ni Chen began inviting her friends who are world renowned as well as up and coming dancers and choreographer to come teach the Company class. The response has been extremely positive, especially in this time when Asian Americans community is experiencing racism and hate.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company invites dancers from around the world to join the Company at noon for a free one-hour Company Class every weekday. Interested dancers can join the class by registering on Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's website: http://nainichen.org/company-class

Classes are as follows:
Week of 4/13/2020
Monday Greta Campo
Tuesday Yuka Notsuka
Wednesday Barkha Patel
Thursday Miki Orihara
Friday Greta Campo

Greta Campo is the Associate Artistic Director of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, She began her dance training in her native Milan at the Carcano Theater, where she was first introduced to Martha Graham's work. She performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company in their 2012 New York Season and later on their international tour. Greta is a recipient of the 2016 Rising Star Award from the Fini Dance Festival.

Miki Orihara is known for her Bessie Award winning career with the Martha Graham Dance Company. She has performed on Broadway, and with Elisa Monte, SITI Company, PierGroupDance, Lotuslotus and in productions by Rioult Dance, Twyla Tharp, Anne Bogart and Robert Wilson. She is a sought after teacher and coach working with the Kirov Ballet, Japan's New National Theater Ballet School, the Ailey School, New York University, The Hartt School, L'ete de la Danse (Paris) and is Dance Director for Mishmash*Miki Orihara and Martha Graham Dance technique DVD (2018). Orihara is currently the curator /director of NuVu Festival.

Barkha Patel is an Indian classical Kathak dancer, choreographer, and educator. As a preservationist of Kathak dance, Barkha believes in sharing stories through abhinaya, deep facial expressions, and nritta, traditional and innovative movement. Recently, Barkha completed her choreographic fellowship with Jersey Moves and received the prestigious Choreographer Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. As an educator, Barkha conducts dance classes and master workshops in New York and New Jersey.Hailed as a Spiritual Choreographer by Dance Magazine and recipient of multiple choreographic fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.




April 5, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Parallel Exit
Presents
an At-Home Edition of
MOVE IT!
Now Streaming

Parallel Exit presents an at-home edition of its annual free physical theatre performance series MOVE IT! While normally performed in a live setting, this year's edition is presented through a video showcasing some of Parallel Exit's colleagues working in physical theatre, dance-theatre, mime, puppetry, circus and variety. MOVE IT! is now streaming for free online at vimeo.com/402411587.

MOVE IT! is the only performance series dedicated to physical theatre in New York City. The purpose of the series is to elevate the public profile of physical and visual theatre, featuring a free and accessible evening of short works from New York City physical and visual theatre artists. Mark Lonergan, Artistic Director of Parallel Exit, chooses artists that represent the widest possible range in the field - mime, dance-theatre, puppetry, vaudeville, circus - to offer our audience a rich and diverse evening of performances. The series has presented over 70 artists and companies, presenting their work, and building a larger audience as a unified group.

MOVE IT! features performances by:
Physical Theatre Company: Parallel Exit: Danny Gardner, Joel Jeske, Ryan Kasprzak, Brent McBeth, and Derek Roland
Physical Theatre Company: Broken Box Mime Theater
Circus and Variety Artists: Jan Damm, Ariele Ebacher, Angelo Iodice, Chloe Somers, and Thom Wall
Creator/Sculptor/Performer/Puppeteer: Kevin Augustine of Lone Wolf Tribe
Performers: Derek Roland & Allison Mckenzie Scott
Host: Mark Lonergan, Artistic Director of Parallel Exit

Parallel Exit is a three-time Drama Desk nominee for Unique Theatrical Experience, dedicated to creating original works of physical theatre. New York City productions include THE ARTIST WILL BE WITH YOU IN A MOMENT at the A.R.T./New York Theaters, EVERYBODY GETS CAKE!, ROOM 17B, CUT TO THE CHASE, and THIS WAY THAT WAY (all at 59E59 Theaters), TIME STEP (New Victory Theater), and EXIT STAGE LEFT (Lincoln Center Institute). Led by Artistic Director Mark Lonergan since its initial informal launch in 1997 with the production of WHITE/NOISE/JUMP ("Best in the Fringe Festival - Excellence in Theatre," New York International Fringe Festival), the company engages in extensive artistic programming, artist capacity building, and youth education initiatives, throughout New York City's five boroughs, across the United States, and in countries around the world. Parallel Exit creates compelling stories that are often family-friendly, cultivating art that speaks to a culturally boundless audience of any age. Productions have received both local and international praise for their inventiveness, energy, and originality, with presentations at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the UK (winning a Spirit of the Fringe Award); and physical theatre festivals in Poland, Spain, Austria, and Japan. Following an extended 2014-2015 German tour in partnership with GOP Variety Arts Theatre Circuit, Parallel Exit served as the powerhouse behind Big Apple Circus' critically-acclaimed

The Grand Tour (2015), marking the beginning of a new chapter that radiates with excitement. parallelexit.com


March 31, 2020

New York Cool Tip:


Ballet Hispánico
Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration,
Announces B Unidos Instagram Video Series
In Response to COVID-19 Virus

Ballet Hispánico announces a new Instagram video series entitled B Unidos, to begin on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 12noon. The series will feature a series of videos posted each weekday, created by the three arms of the Ballet Hispánico: the professional company, the School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and featuring the hashtag #BUnidos at www.instagram.com/ballethispanico/.

"As a community of dancers, artists, and human beings, we are all in this together. We will persevere through this challenging time and we hope that these videos provide a coping outlet, for you, for our followers and the community overall," said Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico. "Now more than ever, it is important to band together in support of the arts. The personal and professional challenges that we have already endured and will continue to face over the next few weeks or months are significant. What we can take from this time of cancellations, uncertainty and social distancing is a chance to use our creativity to connect with the community on a new level. Social distancing does not mean emotional distancing. Ballet Hispánico was founded upon and has always believed in the importance of reaching and servicing our community through dance and culture. As this pandemic occurs during our 50th Anniversary, it provides us with an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come, get back to our roots by reaching out to community near and far, and look forward to what is ahead."

Going forward, each weekday at 3:00pm, the company will release a new video generated by the dancers, teachers and administrators with the goal of serving as class, exercise, and inspiration: Motivational Mondays (inspirational messages), Take Action Tuesdays (technique tips for young dancers), Wepa Wednesdays (explorations of the many varied styles of Latin Dance), Therapeutic Thursdays (focus on conditioning, health and wellness, stretching), and Flashback Fridays (retrospective looks at past 50 years from Ballet Hispánico's archives).

About Ballet Hispánico
Ballet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization, has been bringing people together to celebrate the joy and diversity of Latino cultures for 50 years.

Over the past five decades, Ballet Hispánico's mission-driven ethos has been a catalyst of change for communities throughout our nation. By bringing the richness of the Latinx culture to the forefront of performance, education and social advocacy, Ballet Hispánico is a cultural ambassador.

The organization's founder, National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, sought to give voice to the Hispanic experience and break through stereotypes. Today, Ballet Hispánico is led by Eduardo Vilaro, an acclaimed choreographer and former member of the Company whose artistic vision responds to the need for social equity, cultural identity, and quality arts education for all.

Ballet Hispánico has been, and will continue to be, a beacon for diversity. The art we create explores and celebrates the culture without the trappings of stereotypes. We foster the pursuit of art as a way of providing transformation through the exploration of the human condition. Our art often defies gravity, acting as a frontline against cultural division by releasing preconceived notions of culture and instead offering our audiences new perspectives.


March 30, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX
PRESENTS DAILY ONLINE BALLET CLASSES
TAUGHT BY DIRECTORS, ARTISTS AND
ALUMNI FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Maria Khoreva, Mariinsky Ballet
Luca Masala, Princess Grace Academy
Kathryn Morgan, Miami City Ballet
Sasha De Sola, San Francisco Ballet
Skylar Brandt, American Ballet Theatre
Peter Stark, Boston Ballet
and more!

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) – the world’s largest ballet scholarship competition – is bringing together their extensive repertoire of alumni and affiliated dance professionals to offer an array of free online ballet classes. Starting Monday March 23, 2020 with Luca Masala (Artistic Director of Monaco’s Princess Grace Academy) and continuing Tuesday March 24, 2020 with Sasha De Sola (YAGP Alumna and Principal Dancer at San Francisco Ballet). Upcoming classes include Maria Khoreva (Mariinsky Ballet), Kathryn Morgan (Miami City Ballet), Skylar Brandt (American Ballet Theatre), Peter Stark (Boston Ballet) and TONY-nominated Broadway performer Karine Plantadit (YAGP Judge and Emcee, former dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) who will teach a special course on the Horton technique for ballet dancers. As the YAGP community practices social distancing, their social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube) will provide these daily classes at 12pm EST, and they will remain available on each channel permanently.

YAGP’s mission remains - to ensure the future of dance. “A lot of people are posting guided dance instruction, but it can be hard for parents and for kids to determine whom to trust, and how to get quality training from home,” says YAGP Founder and Artistic Director, Larissa Saveliev. “As a global network for dance, we are in a unique position to bring together a group of world-class professionals, whose expertise meets the high standard of dance education that we’ve upheld since our founding in 1999. We hope these classes will provide young dancers with a great challenge to work on while they are at home.”

These online ballet classes are an addition to YAGP’s existing roster of online original educational programming, including YAGP’s existing library of master classes, YAGP’s Q&A series “Ask the Expert”, and YAGP’s “Tips on Technique” short video series, featuring mastery of a particular move or exercise.

Skylar Brandt in 2008 at YAGP NYC Finals Competition (By VAM Productions)

EVOLVING LIST OF DANCE PROFESSIONALS TEACHING YAGP ONLINE CLASSES:
Luca Masala Artistic Director of Princess Grace Academy in Monaco
Sasha De Sola Principal Dancer at San Francisco Ballet; YAGP Alumna
Maria Khoreva Soloist at Mariinsky Ballet in Russia; Scheduled to perform at 2020 YAGP ‘Stars of Today Meets the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala (before COVID-19 cancellation)
Philip Neal Artistic Director of Next Generation Ballet at the Patel Conservatory, USA; YAGP 2020 Outstanding School; Former New York City Ballet Dancer
Natalia Bashkatova Former Principal Dancer at Bolshoi Ballet, Cirque du Soleil; YAGP Judge
Dmitri Kulev Founder and Director of Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy, USA; YAGP 2020 Outstanding School; Former Dancer with Bolshoi Ballet, Pittsburgh Dance Theater
Kathryn Morgan Soloist at Miami City Ballet; YAGP Judge
Christopher Sellars Former Principal Dancer at Ballet West; YAGP Judge
Peter Stark Associate Director and Head of the Boston Ballet Men's Program, Boston Ballet II, USA
Nilas Martins Former Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet; Repetiteur, Balanchine Trust; YAGP Judge
Jean Yves Esquerre Founder and Director of European School of Ballet, The Netherlands
Oliver Matz Director of Zurich Dance Academy, Switzerland
Karine Plantadit YAGP Judge and Emcee; TONY-nominated Broadway performer; former dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; will teach an entire course on the Horton technique for ballet dancers.
Skylar Brandt American Ballet Theatre Soloist; YAGP Alumna
Anna Ol Principal Dancer at Dutch National Ballet; Was YAGP’s 2020 Gala Guest Artist

Youth America Grand Prix
Social Media Channels
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YouthAmericaGrandPrix/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yagp/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/YAGPBalletArchive



March 29, 2020:

New York Cool Tips: I will be posting online activities so all of us house cats have something to do with our time:

Battery Dance TV Launches
on March 27, 2020

Battery Dance announces the creation of Battery Dance TV, launching on Friday, March 27, 2020 at https://batterydance.org/dancetv/ to provide free live dance classes and programming for the general public by Battery Dance and affiliated artists through a regularly scheduled program. Faced with the cancellation of its New York City public school dance classes and the postponement of its State Department Nigeria tour, and with its popular dance studios closed, the company staff members went into high gear (from living rooms and kitchens), creating online content.

"Battery Dance TV allows us to continue connecting people across the world through dance at this time of social distancing and isolation," said Jonathan Hollander, artistic director of Battery Dance. "We and everyone we know at home and abroad are facing emotional, psychological, physical and financial challenges. For 45 years, we have explored the power of dance as an art form and a means for social impact and connection. We are not going to stop now when the need is so great."

Offerings will include:
• morning warmup/stretching/conditioning exercises to start your day off right
• mid-day classes in contemporary dance with afro, ballet and jazz fusion elements
• evening classes in varied ballroom styles
• a daily 4pm short video by dancers performing in their living rooms

Beginning on March 29, Battery Dance will tap into its international network to host Artists Talks every Sunday at 9:00 AM (Eastern Time) with performers based in New York and from around the world, followed by Sunday classes in international dance genres such as Bharatanatyam dance from India, and African Fusion from Botswana.

Battery Dance also plans to expand its distance learning and programming by including online classes in lighting and production design, and classes in arts administration and cultural diplomacy. In the future, the Company plans to add short performances by youth around the world who will create short dances based on a specific weekly theme suggested by the Company.

Morning Classes & Instructors
Flow - Vivake Khamsingsavath
Stretch & Strength - Mira Cook
Conditioning - Sean Scantlebury

Afternoon Contemporary Classes & Instructors
Jazz Fusion - Jill Linkowski
Ballet Fusion - Bethany Mitchell
Storytelling & Repertoire - Hussein Smko
Afro Fusion - Sean Scantlebury

Evening Ballroom Classes & Instructor
Cha Cha, Salsa, Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Rumba, Swing - Razvan Stoian

ABOUT BATTERY DANCE
As one of America's leading cultural ambassadors, Battery Dance connects the world through dance. The Company pursues artistic excellence and social relevance by creating vibrant new works, performing on the world's stages, presenting dance in public spaces, serving the field of dance and teaching people of all ages with special attention to the disadvantaged and areas of conflict. Battery Dance is committed to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of its home community in New York City, extending programming throughout the U.S., and building bridges worldwide through international cultural exchange with programs in 70 countries to date. www.batterydance.org


March 17, 2020

Note to readers: Due to the prudent shutdowns to prevent the spread of Corona virus, I will not be posting daily events until life returns to normal. Which it will, by the way. It always does.


 

March 11-15, 2020

New York Cool Tips:

Karen Eterovich, Richarda Abrams, Jenny Lyn Bader
Women's History Solo Show Series
February 25 - March 15, 2020
The Theatre at the 14th Street Y

Women’s History Solo Show Series co-presented by the Theatre at the 14th Street Y: First by Faith: The Life of Mary McLeod Bethune written and performed by Richarda Abrams; Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical written and performed by Karen Eterovich and Equally Divine: The Real Story of Mona Lisa written and performed by Jenny Lyn Bader. . Each production, featuring all-female creative teams, will run eight performances.

General admission: $25, Students & Seniors: $14 with ID, Flex Pass: $42, group rates available. For tickets and more information:
646-395-4310

The Theatre at the 14th Street Y | 344 East 14th Street
(East 14th Street at 1st Avenue)



Another New York Cool Tip:

La MaMa
Presents
the New York Premiere of
Pananadem (Remembering) and a Filipino Indigenous Dance Workshop
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7pm
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3pm
La Mama's Ellen Stewart Theatre

La MaMa presents the New York Premiere of Kinding Sindaw Melayu Heritage's Pananadem (Remembering) from March 12-14, 2020 at 7pm, and March 15, 2020 at 3pm at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E. 4th Street (2nd Floor), NYC.

Potri Ranka Manis, the Founder and Artistic Director of Kinding Sindaw, will also lead a Filipino Indigenous Dance Workshop for La MaMa Kids on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor). Tickets are $10 for kids and free for adult chaperones, and can be purchased online at www.lamama.org/pananadem, by phone at 212-352-3101, or in person at the La MaMa Box Office one hour prior to the event, 66 East 4th Street, NYC.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/42/1583038800000, by phone at 212-352-3101, or in person at the La MaMa Box Office one hour prior to showtime, 66 East 4th Street, NYC.

La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 E. 4th Street (2nd Floor), NYC


March 8, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Karen Eterovich, Richarda Abrams, Jenny Lyn Bader
Women's History Solo Show Series
February 25 - March 15, 2020
The Theatre at the 14th Street Y

Women’s History Solo Show Series co-presented by the Theatre at the 14th Street Y: First by Faith: The Life of Mary McLeod Bethune written and performed by Richarda Abrams; Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical written and performed by Karen Eterovich and Equally Divine: The Real Story of Mona Lisa written and performed by Jenny Lyn Bader. . Each production, featuring all-female creative teams, will run eight performances.

General admission: $25, Students & Seniors: $14 with ID, Flex Pass: $42, group rates available. For tickets and more information:
646-395-4310

The Theatre at the 14th Street Y | 344 East 14th Street
(East 14th Street at 1st Avenue)

 



March 7, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Parallel Exit
Presents the World Premiere
THE ARTIST WILL BE WITH YOU IN A MOMENT
Tue-Sat at 8pm
Sat and Sun at 2pm
Additional shows on Sun 3/8 and Mon 3/9 at 8pm (opening night).
No matinee on Sat 3/8.
March 7-29, 2019
Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York

Three-time Drama Desk nominee Parallel Exit returns to New York City with THE ARTIST WILL BE WITH YOU IN A MOMENT - an immersive audience experience featuring Joel Jeske in a solo comic performance as an artist, performer, and clown.A creative force who "can get laughs simply by breathing" (The New York Times), Jeske invites audiences to participate in a multimedia performance and visual art installation with himself as the character, creator, and subject. The production offers Jeske's signature treatment of art, physical comedy, and audience interaction in a work that subversively asks us what we choose to value and why.

Tickets are $30 and are available at https://theartist.brownpapertickets.com/. For ages 10+.

Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre | A.R.T./New York Theatres |
502 W. 53rd Street, NYC.



Another New York Cool Tip:

Early Music New York | Symphonic Zenith - Eclipsing the 18th Century
Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist

The apex of the classical symphony, from the late 18th century into the turn of the 19th century, serves as the musical crowning of the Age of Enlightenment. Looking to Mozart and Haydn as examples, composers crafted more complex music, taking the symphony to new creative heights. Not yet eclipsed by 19th-century Romanticism, symphonic works by C.P.E. Bach, Kraus, Gluck, Herschel and the young Mendelssohn represent the pinnacle of the Classical era.
$40.00 reserved seats
$20.00 student (w/valid ID, available at door, day of)

Tickets available by phone (212-280-0330), on-line (www.EarlyMusicNY.org) and at the door, half an hour prior to performance. Group discounts available by telephone. All major credit cards accepted.

First Church of Christ Scientist | Central Park West and 68th Street



March 6, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

La MaMa
In association with Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
And NODA·MAP
Presents
The U.S. Premiere of
One Green Bottle
written and directed by Hideki Noda
English Translation adapted by Will Sharpe
Mon and Wed-Sat at 7pm
Sun at 5pm.
February 29 - March 8, 2020
La MaMa

La MaMa, in association with Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and NODA·MAP, presents the U.S. Premiere of One Green Bottle from February 29 through March 8, 2020 at The Ellen Stewart Theatre, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, 66 E. 4th Street, NYC. Performances: Mon and Wed-Sat at 7pm, Sun at 5pm.

An absurdist gender-bending farce, One Green Bottle artfully illustrates our current selfie society's relationship with consumerism and modern technology through one night in the life of a disordered family on the road to ruin: Bo, Boo and Pickle all have plans, but someone must stay home to care for their pregnant dog, Princess. Trivial disputes and slapstick mischief quickly morph into family feuds and also, possibly, to the end of the world.


Tickets are $35 ($30 for students and seniors) plus a $1 facility fee, and are available online at www.lamama.org, by phone at 212-352-3101.

For more information, visit www.lamama.org.

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club | 66 E. 4th Street, NYC


February 27, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

French Impressions
Thursday February 27th. 7:30PM-9:30PM.
Bohemian National Hall

Program: Grace Park, violin. Giles Vonsattel, piano. The Calidore String Quartet. Debussy — Violin Sonata in G minor. Chausson — Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op.21.

Tickets $45. To purchase tickets visit https://www.aspectmusic.net/payment-test/french-impressions.

Bohemian National Hall | 321 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021


Another New York Cool Tip:

Karen Eterovich, Richarda Abrams, Jenny Lyn Bader
Women's History Solo Show Series
February 25 - March 15, 2020
The Theatre at the 14th Street Y

Women’s History Solo Show Series co-presented by the Theatre at the 14th Street Y: First by Faith: The Life of Mary McLeod Bethune written and performed by Richarda Abrams; Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical written and performed by Karen Eterovich and Equally Divine: The Real Story of Mona Lisa written and performed by Jenny Lyn Bader. . Each production, featuring all-female creative teams, will run eight performances.

General admission: $25, Students & Seniors: $14 with ID, Flex Pass: $42, group rates available. For tickets and more information:
646-395-4310

The Theatre at the 14th Street Y | 344 East 14th Street
(East 14th Street at 1st Avenue)


 

February 26, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

LongHouse 2020 Winter Benefit
Reception
February 26, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Hearst Tower
Dinner at 8:30 PM
Irish Historical Society

The LongHouse Winter Benefit’s focus has always been what’s happening now in the worlds of Architecture, Culture and Design, and this year is no different; For 2020 LongHouse has selected two extraordinary ambassadors to honor: Cindy Allen, acclaimed editor-in-chief of Interior Design and all-around interior design guru, and Joseph Walsh, a Country Cork-based master artisan of wood furniture, known for his precision, and creativity.

Following the reception, Cindy Allen will be presented with her award from Calvin Tsao, a leading voice in contemporary architecture, and Joseph Walsh will be awarded by Robert Taubman, President and CEO of The Taubman Company.

RSVP to events@longhouse.org or 631.329.3568
Website: https://www.longhouse.org/

LongHouse Reserve is a non-profit public educational organization, under Section 501(c)(3).

Hearst Tower | 300 West 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Irish Historical Society | 991 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10028


 

February 23, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Pennsylvania Ballet: La Bayadère by Angel Corella
February 23, 2020 at 3pm and 7:30pm
The Guggehheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Pennsylvania Ballet: La Bayadère by Angel Corella on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3pm and 7:30pm.

Set in the grand temples of mystical India and featuring the doomed temple dancer Nikiya, her rival Gamzatti, and the warrior Solor, La Bayadère has been an epic tale of love and godly revenge since 1877. Prior to its world premiere, Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director and former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Angel Corella discusses his brand-new restaging of the classic ballet with an eye to changing cultural mores. Company dancers perform selections from the program.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 members (unless otherwise noted)
$10 TodayTix Lottery and student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (student tickets for those under 30 with valid ID)
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts Dec 10 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.

For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org.

Peter B. Lewis Theater | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
Subway: 4, 5, 6, or Q train to 86th Street
Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue



Another New York Cool Tip:

Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Gala
February 23, 2020
Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Gala will be held on February 23, 2020 at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall. Maestro Iván Fischer will host the all-Dvorák program: Legend; Evening's blessing, from Four Choruses; Slavonic Dance; Violin Concerto, and Symphony No. 8.

Gala Co-Chairwomen: Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Susuan Gutfreund, and Sylvia Hemingway.

Gala Committee: Ambassador and Mrs. Donald Blinken, Em Green, Beth Jakobs, Heidi Lee Komaromi, Mary McFadden, Governor and Mrs. George Pataki, and Barbara Rogoff. (The committee is in formation.)

Board of Directors: Stephen Benko (Chairman), Andrew Komaromi (Treasurer), Sylvia Hemingway (Secretary), Stephen Angel, Ambassador Colleen Bell, Susan Bender, Aaron Feinstein, Kathleen Horvath, Heidi Lee-Komaromi, Kati Marton, Peter Thomas Roth, Terez Rowley, Laine Siklos, Aniko Gaal Schott, Stephanie Stokes, Em Green, David Tobey, and Daisy Soros (Chairman Emeritus).

The BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA performs over 200 concerts each year at the world’s most prestigious music festivals (Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart, Salzburger Festspiele, and Edinburgh Festival), and concert halls (among them Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and Musikverein Wien). Their many educational activities include special performances for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; a series of concerts in disused, abandoned, or neglected synagogues in small towns and villages across Hungary; and the Juilliard Apprentice Program whereby Juilliard students study with Maestro Fischer and members of the Orchestra.

Contact Kristina Spiropoulos for tickets or any questions:
KSpiropoulos@FriendsOfTheBudapestFestivalOrchestra.org
646.854.3331

David Geffen Hall | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza



February 20-22, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

NYC's 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival
Thursday February 20-29 - All Day
Cinema Village and other venues

The 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival runs Feb 20-29 and includes awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels, career-building workshops and super-fun parties at venues throughout NYC. Check out our 79 outstanding films from 27 countries -- we have something for everyone! Shorts and features, drama, romance, comedy, horror, animation, thriller, documentary, music videos and web series. Winter Film Awards is dedicated to showcasing the amazing diversity of voices in indie film and our 2020 lineup is half made by women and 53% by or about people of color. Free Discussion Panels - Daily Screenings - Free Parties. For more information, visit https://winterfilmawards.com/wfa2020/

Tickets $0-$16.50. For advance purchase, visit https://wfa2020.eventcombo.com/

Cinema Village | 22 East 12th Street @University Place



Another New York Cool Ti
p:

Peter Stathas Dance
Presents
In the Garden
February 20-22, 2020 at 8pm
The Theater at Gibney, 280 Broadway

Peter Stathas Dance presents the World Premiere of In the Garden from Thursday-Saturday, February 20-22, 2020 at 8pm at The Theater at Gibney, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers).

A new solo piece, In The Garden is the exploration of our life cycle. It dwells on the questions we ask ourselves as we move through this continuum. And it immerses us in the natural, authentic aspects of our creative growth. This is the initial solo of what will evolve into a larger group work. The piece will combine music with the dancer's recorded voice. Other dances performed this evening include: Five Studies for a Waiter and a Business Woman (1985) and Assuage (2018) as well as Conundrum, which premiered last year at St. Marks Church as part of Danspace Community Access Program. Conundrum was conceived with the idea of specific confined spaces being used to represent your own and others' perceptions. As each new dancer is added, the "space" expands to allow the dancers to shed those perceptions and to be their authentic selves.

Dancers: Selina Hack, Ty Graynor, Paulina Meneses, Jesse Obremski, Emilee Pratt, Sasha Rydlizky and Lauren Twomley.

Tickets are $15 and are available at https://gibneydance.org/event/pop-performance-peter-stathas-dance/2020-02-20. Pending availability, tickets can be purchased at the door for $20.

The Theater at Gibney | 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers).



Another New York Cool Tip:

When the World as You’ve Known It Doesn’t Exist
Part of Project 19: Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment
Soprano Renée Fleming To Perform Björk’s Virus and All Is Full of Love
Selections from Anders Hillborg’s The Strand Settings
Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m
Friday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m
Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m.
David Geffen Hall | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023-6970

Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the World Premiere of 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Reid’s When the World as You’ve Known It Doesn’t Exist — featuring sopranos Eliza Bagg (Philharmonic subscription debut), Martha Cluver (debut), and Estelí Gomez — commissioned by the Philharmonic as part of Project 19, marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment through commissions by 19 women composers; soprano Renée Fleming in Björk’s Virus and All Is Full of Love as well as Dark Harbor XXXV and Dark Harbor XI from Anders Hillborg’s The Strand Settings; and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4. The program will take place Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m.


Tickets

New York Philharmonic David Geffen Hall | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023-6970


February 19, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Wine Tour de France
An Aromatic Journey
Through the Southwest of
France with Ariane Daguin
Wednesday, February 19 at 7pm
FIAF Skyroom

In English

Taste exceptional wines paired with specially-curated fine foods!

Ariane Daguin, the founder and CEO of D’Artagnan, and acclaimed sommelier André Compeyre, both of Gascony, will be your guides through a tasting celebrating the wines and food of southwest France. Learn more.
Special ticket and package prices for FIAF Members!
https://www1.ticketmaster.com/a-wine-tour-de-france-ariane-daguin/event/0300583C1BD5330C


French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) 22 East 60th Street
New York, NY | 10022 United States



Another New York Cool Tip:

Karen Eterovich, Richarda Abrams, Jenny Lyn Bader
Women's History Solo Show Series
February 25 - March 15, 2020
The Theatre at the 14th Street Y

Women’s History Solo Show Series co-presented by the Theatre at the 14th Street Y: First by Faith: The Life of Mary McLeod Bethune written and performed by Richarda Abrams; Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical written and performed by Karen Eterovich and Equally Divine: The Real Story of Mona Lisa written and performed by Jenny Lyn Bader. . Each production, featuring all-female creative teams, will run eight performances.

General admission: $25, Students & Seniors: $14 with ID, Flex Pass: $42, group rates available. For tickets and more information: https://www.14streety.org/artsandculture/womens-history-solo-show-series/, 646-395-4310

The Theatre at the 14th Street Y | 344 East 14th Street
(East 14th Street at 1st Avenue)


February 13, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts
Continues its BACH FROM THE PIANO series
Bach Concertos
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
Miller Theatre


Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 might be the most popular of the group among listeners, perhaps because its treatment of the harpsichord highlights the instrument as a virtuosic soloist in a quasi-concerto style. With the ensemble Baroklyn, Simone Dinnerstein performs this treasured work on the piano, along with other concertos and an arrangement of Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott for piano and strings.

Program:
Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 (c. 1738–39)
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (c. 1738-39)
Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721 (c. 1704)
(arr. Philip Lasser for piano and strings)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 (1721)

Artists:
Christina Jennings, flute
Rebecca Fischer, violin
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Baroklyn

Tickets starting at $30; Students with valid ID starting at $7
millertheatre.com

Miller Theatre | 116th St. and Broadway


February 12, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education and Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc.
Garifuna Intangible Heritage, an exhibition celebrating the cultural expression of the Garifuna people of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the United States. The art gallery exhibition and related public programs comprise the Winter season of ¡CelebrARTE!, Casita Maria’s South Bronx arts and culture series.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
December 5th - February 28th
Casita Maria

Free Public Events
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, December 5, 2019, 5:30 – 8m.

• Workshop: ¡ExpresARTE! Express Yourself Through Garifuna Dance: Wednesday evenings beginning December 11, 6:30-8 PM. Workshop series on Garifuna dance styles, led by acclaimed performer Luz F. Soliz.

• ¡ExpresARTE! Performance: We will celebrate the end of the workshop with performances by ExpresARTE participants and Soliz’s WABAFU Garifuna Dance Theater.

o February 28, 2020, 4-5:30 p.m.: Casita Maria program performance, open only to participants in Casita Maria’s after-school program.

o February 28, 2020, 7 – 9 p.m.: Community performance– free and open to the public.

Both performances will take place in the auditorium:

Learn more about the show: https://www.casitamaria.org/gallery

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education | 928 Simpson Street
Bronx, N.Y. 10459


February 9, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Lincoln Center Theater:
Intimate Apparel
by Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage with Bartlett Sher
February 9, 2020 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Lincoln Center Theater: Intimate Apparel by Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage with Bartlett Sher on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7:30pm.

Go behind the scenes of a new chamber opera based on Lynn Nottage's popular play Intimate Apparel, with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by the playwright and directed by Bartlett Sher. Set in turn-of-the-century New York, the opera tells the story of Esther, a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing beautiful corsets and ladies' undergarments. Seeking love and romance, Esther embarks on a letter-writing relationship with a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal and comes to realize that only her self-reliance and certainty of her own worth will see her through life's challenges. Dramaturg and Director of the Opera Commissioning Program at The Metropolitan Opera Paul Cremo moderates a discussion with Gordon, Nottage, and Sher and cast members perform highlights, ahead of the opera's opening performance on February 27.

Intimate Apparel is the first opera produced by Lincoln Center Theater and was developed by LCT and the Metropolitan Opera as part of the Met/LCT New Works Program, which is dedicated to developing new opera and music theater works.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 members (unless otherwise noted)
$10 TodayTix Lottery and student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (student tickets for those under 30 with valid ID)
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts Dec 10 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.
For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org.

Peter B. Lewis Theater | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
Subway: 4, 5, 6, or Q train to 86th Street
Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue


 

February 7, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

The 65th Viennese Opera Ball
Feb. 7, 2020 at 8 p.m.
7:30 PM VIP Reception (by invitation only)
8:00 PM Reception
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM Ballroom
1:00 AM – 4:00 AM Ballroom & Tanz Bar
Cipriani 42nd Street

The Viennese Opera Ball will host their 65th Gala which will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The Viennese Opera Ball is a nonprofit association under Section 501(c)(3). Each year, it supports charitable projects that are connected to communities in New York or Vienna. With the support from Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, the proceeds of the 65th Viennese Opera Ball will benefit once again the Music Therapy Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The annual white-tie charity gala is always a night to remember with ballroom dancing, Viennese orchestra, opera performances, and glamorous guests. The annual gala draws an international audience that includes diplomats and dignitaries, international corporations and professionals, and is considered the most prestigious and oldest Viennese ball outside of Vienna.

The Gala Chairs for the evening are Elisabeth Muhr, Denise Rich, and Jean Shafiroff; Honorary Gala Chair, the Honorable Michael Ludwig, Mayor of Vienna; Honorary Guests, Ann Ziff and Florence Hvorostovsky. Some of the world’s most famous singers Opera Stars, Ewa Plonka, Limmie Pulliam, Michael Spyres, and Corinne Winters, will sing a series of opera performances.

The evening will start with a VIP reception, followed by the main reception. Then the guests will make their way to the ballroom for Opening Procession, Presentation of Colors, Presentation of Debutantes & Escorts and Polonaise, Followed by Alles Walzer, 4-course dinner, Musical Program led by Artistic Director Daniel Serafin, and the Midnight Quadrille. Nathan Lee Graham will emcee the evening.


For more information/tickets:
https://vienneseoperaball.com/tickets/

Cipriani 42nd Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College
Present the World Premiere of Gabrielle Lamb's
Plexus (a Work in Knots)
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:30pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College,
524 W. 59th Street, NYC

The CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with
Pigeonwing Dance, present the World Premiere of Gabrielle Lamb's
Plexus (a Work in Knots) on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:30pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC.

In Plexus (a Work in Knots), Princess Grace Award winning choreographer Gabrielle Lamb creates a complex ecosystem of interdependent bodies, a mysterious network of fluctuating loyalties built upon an unsteady balance of power. This world premiere is performed by the seven members of Pigeonwing Dance - Lamb's own NYC-based company - and set to a commissioned electroacoustic score from composer James Budinich that mixes traditional instruments with sounds from found objects.

Tickets are $25 ($15 students/seniors) and can be purchased starting January 2, 2020 at https://www.pigeonwingdance.com/pwd/plexus.

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College | 524 W. 59th Street, NYC


February 6, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts
20th season of Composer Portraits with
CAROLINE SHAW
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 8:00 P.M.
Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street)

Attacca Quartet and So Percussion perform the Pulitzer-winning
star composer's chamber music from the last decade

From Miller Theatre Executive Director Melissa Smey: "A wonderful facet of our Composer Portraits is that we reflect the breadth of creative practice embraced by composers today, and Caroline Shaw does it all: she composes, produces, sings, and plays violin. Here her multiplicity is on display, with a focus on her string quartets, her writing for So Percussion, as well as performing as a singer. Another highlight for me is welcoming back So Percussion to the Miller stage; they were deeply involved in the Composer Portraits series in its formative years, and it will be a welcome homecoming.”

Miller Theatre
millertheatre.com

Tickets: starting at $20; Students with valid ID: starting at $7
Miller Theatre Box Office at 212.854.7799.

Columbia University’s Miller Theatre | Main Campus Gate
116th St. & Broadway on the ground floor of Dodge Hall.



Another New York Cool Tip:

ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE’S BEGINS 2020 WINTER-SPRING SEASON
WITH HANDEL & VIVALDI: RARE WORKS FOR DOUBLE ORCHESTRA
FEBRUARY 6 @ 8 PM
CARNEGIE HALL

Violinist Daniel Hope and Contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux are guest artists

Orchestra of St. Luke’s begins its 2020 winter-spring season on February 6 when OSL Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie and the Orchestra fill Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with an extravagant program of works for double orchestra by Handel and Vivaldi. Violinist Daniel Hope joins the Orchestra and Bernard Labadie for Vivaldi’s Double Orchestra Concerto in D Major, RV 582, "Per la SS Assontione di Maria Vergine" and his Concerto in A Major for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, “per eco in lontana,” while contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux performs two contrasting settings of the Salve Regina by Vivaldi, both for contralto and double orchestra. Also on the program are two of Handel’s Concerto a due cori in F Major, HWV 333 and 334.

TICKETS:
Priced from $15 to $98. Call 212.247.7800 or visit CarnegieHall.org


Carnegie Hall / Stern Auditorium
57th Street at 7th Avenue




February 3, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Company with Marianne Elliott
February 3, 2020 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents
Company with Marianne Elliott on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:30pm.

Two-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott illuminates the creative process behind her revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, with Tony Award-winning panelists Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone. On the heels of its Olivier Award-winning, sensational hit run in London's West End, Company will open on Broadway in a visionary new production featuring a gender-swapped, marriage-shy Bobbie at her 35th birthday party, where all her friends ask: Why isn't she married? Why can't she find the right man? Isn't it time she settles down and starts a family? But Bobbie isn't sure she's ready to commit. Before the premiere on March 22, Elliott participates in a moderated discussion and members of the cast perform highlights.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 members (unless otherwise noted)
$10 TodayTix Lottery and student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (student tickets for those under 30 with valid ID)
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts Dec 10 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.
For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org.


Peter B. Lewis Theater | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
Subway: 4, 5, 6, or Q train to 86th Street
Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue


January 30 - Feb 1, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

The Bang Group
presents
POP Performance: Women in Motion
January 30 - February 1, 2020 at 8pm
The Theater at Gibney, 280 Broadway

The Bang Group presents POP Performance: Women in Motion from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1 at 8pm at The Theater at Gibney, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers).

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased online at https://gibneydance.org/event/pop-performance-women-in-motion-commission/2020-01-29/, by phone at 646-837-6809, or in person at The Theater at Gibney 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers).

Women in Motion Commission 2019/2020:
asubtout (Katy Pyle +Eleanor Hullihan)
Rebecca Stenn
Same As Sister (S.A.S.)/Briana Brown-Tipley + Hilary Brown-Istrefi

Brilliant, challenging and charming, Women in Motion 2019-2020 Commissioned Artists asubtout (Katy Pyle + Eleanor Hullihan), Rebecca Stenn, and Same As Sister (S.A.S.)/Briana Brown-Tipley + Hilary Brown-Istrefi bring their crafted, diverse ingenuity to the Gibney stage.

asubtout (Katy Pyle +Eleanor Hullihan)
The Centaur Show is a nouveau New Age fantasy death metal poperetta about two centaurs on an interstellar voyage to save their (non) binary star system from imminent supernova. Originally created by artists Katy Pyle and Eleanor Hullihan in 2007, 13 years later the pair return to their former personae as they look back on all the ways their world has already imploded, and stop to put on latex gloves to pick up the crystal shards of what remains. Featuring original live music, costumes, video and choreography by asubtout

Rebecca Stenn
The Oak and The Willow is a new duet choreographed by Rebecca Stenn and performed by Stenn and dancer Quinn Dixon. The original, commissioned live music score is composed and performed by Jay Weissman on electric bass. The Oak and The Willow is a painterly exploration of the movement of color and brushstroke, and creates a continually unfolding and evolving visual canvas on stage. Costumes are created collaboratively by Stenn and Dixon.

Against the familiar yet anonymous backdrop of an IKEA store, the young Sámi protagonist of Same As Sister's "Kallax" will go on a journey of ascent into American celebrity. Performer, Kristina Hay, joined by the supporting cast of Leigh Atwell, Hilary Brown-Istrefi, Briana Brown-Tipley + Jamie Robinson, will encounter the aspirations, expectations, fears, and consumptions of our contemporary society.

The Theater at Gibney | 280 Broadway
Entrance at 53A Chambers


January 30, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

The Color of Power:
Artist Talk with Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez,
Creator of famed comic book character La Borinqueña
January 30, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Caribbean Cultural Center

Join the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) for our monthly exhibition program on January 30th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, where we will delve into the world of Black comics to explore the depths and nuances of this famed genre. This Artist Talk serves as a complement to our current exhibition, The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes & their Creators which presents the work of comic book artists of the African Diaspora. On this occasion, Color of Power exhibition curator and creator of famed comic book character La Borinqueña, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez of Somos Arte, will be talking about the fascinating process of creating this much needed Afro-Boricua SuperShero. Make sure to bring your La Borinqueña comics because the talk will be followed by a signing. CCCADI is located at 120 East 125th Street in Manhattan.

Calling all superhero/shero lovers/fanatics! Many of us consume superhero/shero stories daily, immersing ourselves in their fantastic worlds. We see ourselves in their back stories, super strengths, and weaknesses. However, rarely do these beloved characters, have their narratives, or their creators, reflect our diverse world. Our current exhibition The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators explores these issues and is on view at the Center through June 30, 2020.

ADMISSION: $5 suggested donation. Register [link here]. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-color-of-power-artist-talk-with-edgardo-miranda-rodriguez-tickets-87454331259?aff=efbevent&fbclid=IwAR2Q4XMj-r7py8jwVPYOZnfM9PLgVrmBfo8jW_klau1MhQQDHpNQYetXTaE

Limited seating capacity. Your registration does not guarantee admission to this event. Everyone will be seated on a first come first se asis.

CCCADI | 120 East 125th Street


 

January 29, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Patrick Timsit
Book of My Mother
NY Premiere
Wednesday, January 29
Thursday, January 30 at 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street

After his triumph at FIAF in 2017, acclaimed actor and humorist Patrick Timsit returns with a moving theatrical adaptation of Albert Cohen’s Book of My Mother.

Cohen's masterpiece was written following the death of his mother in Nazi-occupied France while he was in exile in England. The powerful tribute to "the mothers of the world" stayed with Timsit for more than 30 years.

The resulting solo performance, with projections, weaves together an intimate portrait between mother and son; an achingly honest testament to grief and guilt, as well as love and compassion.

In French with English supertitles

Buy Tickets

FIAF Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street


January 28, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Lunar New Year Concert and Gala
Conducted by Long Yu
US Premiere of Zhou Tian’s Gift
New York Premiere of Texu Kim’s Spin-Flip
Chen Gang and He Zhanhao’s The Butterfly Lovers,
Violin Concerto, with Gil Shaham
Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with Haochen Zhang
January 28, 2020
David Geffen Hall | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

The New York Philharmonic will celebrate the Lunar New Year, welcoming the Year of the Rat with a Concert and Gala on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. Long Yu will return to conduct the US Premiere of Zhou Tian’s Gift; the New York Premiere of Texu Kim’s Spin-Flip; Chen Gang and He Zhanhao’s The Butterfly Lovers, Violin Concerto, with Gil Shaham as soloist; and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, with pianist Haochen Zhang in his Philharmonic debut. The New York Philharmonic has welcomed the Lunar New Year with an annual celebration since 2012.

Tickets

David Geffen Hall | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

 


January 27, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
West Side Story
Ivo van Hove and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
January 27, 2020 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents West Side Story: Ivo van Hove and Anne Teresa De Keersmaekeron Monday, January 27, 2020 at 7:30pm.

When the original production by Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim premiered on Broadway in 1957, it changed the face of American musical theater. More than sixty years later, Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove directs a new production that features all-new choreography on Broadway for the first time by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, as well the most Broadway debuts in history with 32 cast members. Prior to its February 6 opening, audience members are invited behind the scenes as van Hove and De Keersmaeker participate in a moderated discussion and cast members perform highlights.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 members (unless otherwise noted)
$10 TodayTix Lottery and student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (student tickets for those under 30 with valid ID)
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts Dec 10 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.
For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org.

Peter B. Lewis Theater | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
Subway: 4, 5, 6, or Q train to 86th Street
Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue


January 24-26, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

FEAST
Jan 24th 8:30pm
Jan 25th 8:30pm,
Jan 26th 4pm
Tickets: $20
Here Arts Center

Directed by: Rachel Allulli

FEAST is an intentional pairing of two boldly visual theatrical works created by The Spitfire, a dance theater group created by two queer female performance artists and collaborators Peekaboo Pointe and Tansy.

A complete piece in two parts; The first section delves into a world of high camp romantic fantasy where two women explore a universe where anything is possible, and their sensual desire, same sex love and passion is palpable.
They explore the lush world of the female desire without the burden of societal boundaries.

FEAST opens with a seemingly endless conveyor belt of red fabric being pulled by the teeth of one of the characters, a visual abstraction of their carnal desire, luxury, opulence, and pleasures of the flesh. We watch as they fall victim to the false idol of the lavish lifestyle, living in a world where women can have it all, and their every desire is at their fingertips.

Contrasted to the second section where we see the stark world of women in a much different political climate, we see their frustration of being trapped in a world that has been predetermined for them. The telling of this story is multi layered as themes of feminism, desire and queer politics are textured and abstracted throughout. The stark visuals of this very different environment are textured with the physical use of flour that eventually covers the space they live in like a patina of history, love lost, or something else completely undefined.

FEAST a visual and visceral look into a world of undefined boundaries, where reality is questioned and worlds collide.

Get your seat at the table and enjoy the FEAST! Tickets: $20

Here Arts Center | 145 6th Ave
NYC
https://here.org/shows/feast/

 





January 15-25, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

New York Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel To Return to the New York Philharmonic
To Conduct Two Weeks of Programs
New York Premiere of Esteban Benzecry’s Piano Concerto, Universos infinitos
With Sergio Tiempo in His Philharmonic Debut
Ives’s The Unanswered Question
Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 7:30 p.m
Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Schubert’s Symphony No. 4, Tragic
Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde
With Mezzo-Soprano Michelle DeYoung and Tenor Simon O’Neill
Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m.
David Geffen Hall | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

Gustavo Dudamel will return to the New York Philharmonic after ten years to conduct two weeks of programs. In the first week, Mr. Dudamel will conduct the New York Premiere of Esteban Benzecry’s Piano Concerto, Universos infinitos, with Sergio Tiempo in his Philharmonic debut; Ives’s The Unanswered Question; and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. In the second week, he will conduct Schubert’s Symphony No. 4, Tragic, and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and tenor Simon O’Neill, Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets

(212) 875-5656 |

David Geffen Hall | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza


 

January 17-19, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Shanghai Ballet and China Arts and
Entertainment Group Ltd.
Present
GRAND SWAN LAKE
FRIDAY, January 17, 2020 | 7:30PM
SATURDAY, January 18, 2020 | 1:00PM
SATURDAY, January 18, 2020 | 7:30PM
SUNDAY, January 19, 2020 | 1:00PM
January 17-19, 2020
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Shanghai Ballet and China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd.presentDerek Deane's Grand Swan Lake from January 17-19, 2020at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC.

Tickets are $36-$176, and will be available online at DavidHKochTheater.com, by phone at 212-496-0600, or by visiting the David H. Koch Theater Box Office at 20 Lincoln Center Plaza.

David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts | 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC.



January 15, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

New York Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel To Return to the New York Philharmonic
To Conduct Two Weeks of Programs
New York Premiere of Esteban Benzecry’s Piano Concerto, Universos infinitos
With Sergio Tiempo in His Philharmonic Debut
Ives’s The Unanswered Question
Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 7:30 p.m
Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Schubert’s Symphony No. 4, Tragic
Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde
With Mezzo-Soprano Michelle DeYoung and Tenor Simon O’Neill
Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m.
David Geffen Hall | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

Gustavo Dudamel will return to the New York Philharmonic after ten years to conduct two weeks of programs. In the first week, Mr. Dudamel will conduct the New York Premiere of Esteban Benzecry’s Piano Concerto, Universos infinitos, with Sergio Tiempo in his Philharmonic debut; Ives’s The Unanswered Question; and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. In the second week, he will conduct Schubert’s Symphony No. 4, Tragic, and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and tenor Simon O’Neill, Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets

(212) 875-5656 |

David Geffen Hall | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

 



January 13-14, 2020

New York Cool Tip:
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
DANCE COMMISSION PREVIEW
Les Ballet Afrik and Ephrat Asherie Dance
January 13-14, 2020 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a Dance Commission Preview: Les Ballet Afrik and Ephrat Asherie Dance on Monday and Tuesday, January 13 and 14, 2020 at 7:30pm.

In 2020, Works & Process will commission and premiere two works, one each by Les Ballet Afrik and Ephrat Asherie Dance. At this Works & Process, excerpts are performed from both commissions and legendary dancer Archie Burnett will moderate the discussion with choreographers Ephrat Asherie and Omari Wiles.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 members (unless otherwise noted)
$10 TodayTix Lottery and student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (student tickets for those under 30 with valid ID)
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts Dec 10 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.

For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org.

Peter B. Lewis Theater | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
Subway: 4, 5, 6, or Q train to 86th Street
Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue


January 11-12, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
2020 APAP
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:30pm
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 6:30pm
Ailey Citicorp Theater

In this 2020 APAP Conference, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will showcase the Company's three touring programs in City Center Studio 4 on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:30pm and Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Ailey Citicorp Theater. City Center Studio is located at 130 W 56th St (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), New York, NY 10019. The Ailey CitiCorp Theatre is located at the lower level of 405 West 55th St, New York, NY 10019.

Both showcases will have identical programs that will feature excerpts from the following three touring productions offered to APAP Presenter Delegates:

A Quest for Freedom in collaboration with the Ahn Trio
An adventure driven by hope, A Quest for Freedom tells the universal story of the multi-faceted immigrant experience through The physicality of eight athletic dancers, the virtuosity of the Ahn Trio in live performance and the mesmerizing choreography of Nai-Ni Chen. Featured excerpts from this production in the showcase are: Night Flightand Tomorrow. Although the production features the fantastic live performance of the Ahn Trio, this showcase will be performed to recorded music.

Song of the Phoenix
The phoenix is known in the West as a symbol of renewal, and for the East, the power of the feminine. The program features new choreography by Chinese American choreographer Nai-Ni Chen, whose feminine focused repertoire seamlessly blends ancient rituals and modern ideas. Featured excerpts from this production in the showcase are: The Way of Five - Fire and Raindrop.

Truth-Bound
In an attempt to respond to contemporary crises in the world with the intention of discovering the path to hope, equality and justice. Nai-Ni Chen created new dances that speaks to some of the most urgent issues that we face together and invites the audience to share their reactions. Featured excerpts from this production in the showcase are: Breaking News! and Positioning.

Ailey Citicorp Theater | City Center Studio | 130 W 56th St
(between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)

 

January 9, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Lisa Hilton and Friends Perform Music From “Chalkboard Destiny”
LISA HILTON/PIANO, J.D. ALLEN/TENOR SAX, RUDY ROYSTON/DRUMS, LUQUES CURTIS/BASS
JANUARY 9 / THURSDAY/ 8PM
WEILL HALL @ CARNEGIE HALL/NYC

Award winning composer and acclaimed jazz pianist Lisa Hilton and band perform music from their new album “Chalkboard Destiny”. Hilton’s expressive compositions seamlessly explore jazz and blues alongside classical and modernist ideas. Enjoy Allen’s explosive virtuoso displays, the dynamic details of Royston’s accents or the booming lines of Curtis’s bass alongside Hilton’s fluid piano in an impressive show.

Watch: Rush Hour Rhapsody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SIHofW2P0Y
Genre: Jazz

Tickets: $29.00 - student tickets available at the Box Office
Ticket Link: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2020/01/09/Lisa-Hilton-Piano-0800PM
Telephone number: 212-247-7800
Website: https://lisahiltonmusic.com/

CARNEGIE HALL/NYC | BOX OFFICE @57TH & 7TH, NYC


January 6, 2020

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Anthony Roth Costanzo
Spring 2020 Season
Opening Night Cabaret
Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts s
Series at the Guggenheim, presents an
Opening Night Cabaret to kick of the Spring 2020 Season on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:30pm.

Before he was an opera singer, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten and Glass Handel) was a Broadway baby moving from community theater to national tours, and eventually to the Great White Way. Now, Costanzo is looking back to go forward. For one night only, in the New York premiere of his cabaret, he revisits his childhood, drawing on the leading ladies, crooners, and icons that helped form him. And, in a twist, he finds just enough low to balance out his highs. Developed with the Bearded Ladies Cabaret for Opera Philadelphia's Festival O19. Directed by John Jarboe. Musical arrangements by Heath Allen. Scenic design by Machine Dazzle.

Opening Night Chairs: Joanna Fisher, Bart Friedman, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, and Anh-Tuyet Nguyen

6:30pm - Reception in Rotunda
7:30pm - Performance in the Peter B. Lewis Theater
9pm - Dinner at The Wright

TICKETS & VENUE
$500 Prime Seating and Artist Dinner (sold out), $250 Orchestra, $150 Dress Circle, $75 Side View
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


December 31, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Bernadette Peters To Host New Year's Eve: Celebrating Sondheim
New Year’s Eve: Celebrating Sondheim
Nationally Telecast on Live From Lincoln Center
Three-Time Tony Award Winner Bernadette Peters To Host
Featuring Tony Award Winner Katrina Lenk
Alexander Gemignani To Conduct
Lonny Price To Direct
December 31, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Live From Lincoln Center on PBS Stations

Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters will join the New York Philharmonic as host of New Year’s Eve: Celebrating Sondheim, December 31, 2019. “Considered by many to be the premier interpreter of [Sondheim’s] work” (The New York Times), she starred in the original productions of the Pulitzer, Tony, Oscar, and Grammy winner’s Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods as well as the revivals of his Follies, A Little Night Music, and Gypsy. She appeared in the New York Philharmonic’s Sondheim: The Birthday Concert in 2010. Sondheim said of her, “Bernadette is flawless as far as I’m concerned.”

Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk — who will star in the gender-blind 2020 Broadway revival of Sondheim’s Company — will sing Losing My Mind and Could I Leave You from Follies, Alexander Gemignani will conduct, and Lonny Price will direct. The program will also feature selections and suites from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Little Night Music, Assassins, Company, Follies, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

As previously announced, it will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations at 8:00 p.m. (check local listings).
The New York Philharmonic’s extensive list of Sondheim performances includes Follies in Concert (1985), Sondheim: The Birthday Concert (2010), and the critically acclaimed staged productions of Company (2011) and Sweeney Todd (2000 and 2014).

Live From Lincoln Center on PBS Stations


December 30, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

The Love Show
The Corn Mo & Love Show Holiday Show!
Monday, December 30, 2019 Doors at 7 PM Show at 8 PM
The Slipper Room

A festive special from the talented Corn Mo and The Love Show Dancers

Troubadour and raconteur Corn Mo brings his patented combination of original songs and rambling, off-kilter anecdotes. Angela Harriell choreographs original numbers for The Love Show Dancers that feature dance performance, burlesque, and saucy surprises! Trivia contests entertain with questions charaded by the Love Show Dancers with prizes of insignificant worth!

Our special guests are the wonderful comedic characters of Chris Rozzi.

$15 pre-sale
$20 at the door
$30 pre-sale reserved
Tickets available at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-corn-mo-love-show-holiday-show-tickets-84650404639

The Slipper Room | 167 Orchard Street
(entrance on Stanton)
New York, NY, 10002
www.slipperroom.com


December 27, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Boys' Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue
The first Thursday of every month
Starting December 5th at 9pm - Show at 10PM
The Slipper Room!

No matter how many times you see this show, it won’t ever be the same twice!
Come celebrate the last show of 2019 with us! We have an amazing cast with so many special guests, you wont want to miss it!
Starring Eve Starr, Jason Mejias, Matthew Casey, Rex Halligan and many more!!

Created and produced by Ben Franklin, Jason Mejias, Joshua Dean and Mr. Gorgeous, this “All-Male Cirquelesque Revue” is celebrating 8 years of playful and saucy extravaganzas celebrating the art of circus and burlesque. With a brand new show every month, “The Boys” entertain the crowd through diverse aerial and ground performances with a wink, a smile and a lot of creativity. “Boys' Night” is the place to be for both girls and boys looking for a humorous and slightly naughty evening out.

"Boys' Night" takes place at The Slipper Room on Manhattan's Lower East Side on the first Thursday of each month, The Boys take to the stage and the air in a crazy new show that will have audiences of all types cheering and begging for more!

Price: $15 in advance/$20 at the door, $30 Reserved Seating
Website: www.boysnightrevue.com
Ticket purchase: www.slipperroom.com

The Slipper Room | 167 Orchard St. New York, NY 10002


December 22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

The Schlep Sisters and Thirsty Girl Present
The 13th Annual Menorah Horah!
Sunday December 22nd
Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 8:00pm
Le Poisson Rouge

Drop that dreidel and hold on to your latkes! The Schlep Sisters are heating up the holidays with Hanukkah’s Hottest Hebrew Hotties at THE 13th ANNUAL MENORAH HORAH! Celebrate eight dreidel-spinning nights of Hanukkah in one special evening of music, laughs, latkes and burlesque.

The world-class Schlep Sisters – Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda – are joined by premier burlesque stars Varla Valour, Bastard Keith, Lydia Vengeance, The Goddess Pearlman, The Evil Hate Monkey, & Cassandra Rosebeetle with Host Fancy Feast to keep you laughing until your candles burn out!

Plus DJ Momotaro, Madame Brassiere & Tallulah Talons
All that fun, for just a little gelt.

Whether you’re a yeshiva bocher, an honorary Jew, or a bacon-loving while heeb, THE 13th ANNUAL MENORAH HORAH will titillate and inspire your holiday spirit.

VIP seated $45 adv, $50 at the door
GA seated $25 adv, $30 at the door
SRO $20 adv, $25 at the door

Le Poisson Rouge | 158 Bleecker Street
NYC, 10012
www.lpr.com




December 21, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

ACCIDENTAL ORCHESTRA
QABBALA::ENTANGLEMENT--twelve compositions inspired by the
Kaballah and quantum physics
Four movements: Ne-tza’h, Hod, Yesod, Malkuth
Saturday, December 21, 2019
8:00 PM
Westbeth Community Room

On the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2019, Michael Moss' Accidental Orchestra presents the last four movements of Qabbala::Entanglement, a twelve movement suite inspired by Michael Moss' long study of Eastern mythology, physics, and Jungian analytical psychology. Using improvisation over an extended compositional structure Moss uses each of the 12 movements to express a “sephira” or “limb” of the Tree of Life.

The Accidental Orchestra is a cross between a big band and an orchestra. It is jazz from the 21st century standing on and extending the tradition. "Moss' astute penchant for melding the outside parameters of jazz with imaginative compositions and a wide-ranging improvisational platform delivers the knockout punch (Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz, June 7, 2018)."

The Accidental Orchestra is comprised of a pool of the most exciting improvising artists on the New York scene. Playing in this performance are Rosi Hertlein, Elinor Speirs, Carol Buck, Lenny Mims, Brian Groder, Waldron Mahdi Ricks, Libby Schwartz, Peter Zummo, JD Parran, Elliot Levin, Michael Lytle, Ras Moshe Burnett, Dave Sewelson, Steve Cohn, Alexis Marcelo, John Menegon, Bob Meyer, and Warren Smith.

Donation: $15

Westbeth Community Room | 155 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014


December 19, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Ballet Hispánico
Instituto Coreográfico
December 19, 2019 at 6:30pm
Arnhold Center at Ballet Hispánico

Ballet Hispánico announces Instituto Coreográfico on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 6:30pm at Studio 10 at the Arnhold Center at Ballet Hispánico, 167 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024. Get a free, inside look a the reconstruction of Good Night Paradise from Choreographer, Ramón Oller which will return to The Joyce Theater in April 2020 for Ballet Hispanico's 50th Anniversary New York Season. Complementary wine and beverages will be served.

Reserve your seat at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/instituto-coreografico-showcasing-ramon-oller-tickets-83703394105.

Instituto Coreográfico allows the audience to respond, reflect, and enter into cultural dialogue with the artists about dance and culture. With this invaluable platform, Ballet Hispánico continues to give a voice to artists and opens access to the dance-making process for all audiences.


Arnhold Center at Ballet Hispánico | 167 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024



Another New York Cool Tip:

Composers Concordance
Eclectic Bands
La Banda Ramirez, Stefan Zeniuk's Creatures,
and CompCord Ensemble perform at Settepani in Harlem
Part of the Ode to Harlem Series
December 19th at 7pm, 2019
Settepani | 196 Lenox Avenue (at 120th Street) NYC

"The human mind is not a dignified organ, and I do not see how we can exercise it sincerely except through eclecticism." -E.M. Forster

On Thursday December 19th at 7pm, diverse musical groups assemble for an evening of 'Eclectic Bands' and great food and drink at Settepani! La Banda Ramirez, led by composer-percussionist Chacho Ramirez and composer-flutist Carolyn Steinberg, plays a range of Afro-Cuban, Salsa, and Latin Jazz. Stefan Zeniuk's Creatures, led by the inventor of the Flame-O-Phone and the Clar-O-Box, performs a loud, brash, avant-garde fusion to subvert the listener away from their daily life. CompCord Ensemble performs a unique set of chamber compositions entitled 'Music & Myth,' inspired by the ever-laboring Sisyphus and the reborn Phoenix, among others. Featuring Michiyo Suzuki - clarinet, Franz Hackl - trumpet, Gene Pritsker - e. guitar, Dan Cooper - bass, Mark Kostabi - keyboard, and Max Pollak - drums.

FREE

Settepani | 196 Lenox Avenue (at 120th Street) NYC
By Subway: 2,3 train to 116th Street.




Another New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
December Panel Discussion
The Good Shepherds: How Producers Guide the Development of New Work
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
Polaris North Theater

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the December Panel, The Good Shepherds: How Producers Guide the Development of New Work, on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:30pm at Polaris North Theater, 245 W. 29th Street. E-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com or register online at https://truonline.org/events/the-good-shepherds/.

Panelists to include TRU literary manager Cate Cammarata, director, producer (My Life Is a Musical, The Assignment, My Father's Daughter), R. Erin Craig of La Vie Productions (Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting, Academy, Nonsense and Beauty, Chick Flick the Musical), entertainment attorney Lee Feldshon (Moulin Rouge, Drama Desk winner Desperate Measures, Who's Your Baghdaddy, Money Talks, Bloody, Bloody, Jessica Fletcher, Liberty), producer Ken Waissman (original Grease, Torch Song Trilogy, Agnes of God).

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 half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $13.00 for non-members ($16 at the door). Please use the bright red reservation box on this page, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 833-506-5550, or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

Polaris North Theater | 245 W. 29th Street


December 18, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Italian Playwrights Project
Wednesday, December 18
6:30pm Reading + Book Celebration
Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications and Umanism NY are hosting the closing event of the second edition of the Italian and American Playwrights Project (2017/2019).

Join us for a rare full-length reading of Event Horizon with playwright Elisa Casseri. The play, directed by Marco Calvani, in a translation by Adriana Rossetto, received in 2016 the prestigious Premio Riccione Italian Theater Award. Followed by a conversation with playwright Elisa Casseri, and Graziano Graziani (Theater Critic, Journalist and member of the jury at the Premio Riccione per il Teatro) and Valeria Orani; moderated by Frank Hentschker.
The evening will also celebrate Martin E. Segal Theatre Publications’s new anthology NEW PLAYS FROM ITALY Vol.3., featuring plays from Elisa Casseri, Giuliana Musso, Armando Pirozzi and Fabrizio Sinisi. All playwrights participated in second edition of the Italian and American Playwrights Project.

With additional support from the Italian Cultural Institute of New York City, and Radio RAI 3, Italy.

All events are FREE and open to the public on a first come, first served basis at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street.
Subway: Herald Square, lines B/D/F/M/N/Q/R/W
www.theSegalCenter.org Info: 212-817-1860

The Martin E. Segal Center | 365 Fifth Avenue, New York , NY 10016



Another New York Cool Tip:

ZVIDANCE
Presents the World Premiere of
MAIM (Water in Hebrew)
at New York Live Arts
December 18-21, 2019 @ 7:30PM
New York Live Arts

ZVIDANCE presents the World Premiere of MAIM from December 18-21, 2019 at New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street, NYC.

MAIM sets out to raise awareness to issues related to the global diminishing water resources due to global warming. Israeli Zvi Gotheiner grew up in Kibbutz Messilot on the slopes of Mount Gilboa, where King David cursed the land with no rain or dew in his biblical mourning elegy to his beloved Jonathan. Droughts, water shortage and the need for water conservation were powerful tensions in Gotheiner's early years, epitomized by the government's slogan "Every Drop Counts." Later, Gotheiner would learn the significant role water, or lack thereof, played into the war politics of the region. This year, four million people in Cape Town, South Africa, will stand in line surrounded by armed guards to collect drinking water. And in Mexico City, many of the 21 million residents will only have running water part of the day... and these are only two examples for a growing global trend of water shortage. To bring awareness to such man-made devastation, Gotheiner will anchor his artistic investigation to his personal experience.

General admission tickets are $25 ($20 for students and seniors) and can be purchased at https://newyorklivearts.org/event/maim/ or by phone at 212-691-6500. Performances: Wed.-Fri. at 7:30pm, Sat. at 2pm and 7:30pm. Opening Night Gala tickets are $100 and are available at http://www.zvidance.com/tickets/.

New York Live Arts | 219 W. 19th Street, NYC.


December 15, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Sotheby’s to Present
FABRIZIO MORETTI X FABRIZIO MORETTI
IN PASSING
A Creative Collaboration Between
Visual Artist and Musician Fabrizio (Fab) Moretti of The Strokes
&
Renowned Art Dealer and Collector Fabrizio Moretti
The Unique Exhibition & Auction
To Feature 20+ Old Master Paintings & Sculpture
Spanning the 14th – 18th Centuries,
Showcased in Dynamic & Immersive Installations
Designed Specially by Fab Moretti
PUBLIC EXHIBITION AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK
DECEMBER 15 – 18
Auction 18 December
Sotheby's

Sotheby’s is pleased to announce Fabrizio Moretti x Fabrizio Moretti | In Passing, a special, one-time-only exhibition and auction of Old Master paintings and sculpture bringing together musician and visual artist Fabrizio (Fab) Moretti, of the critically acclaimed and internationally Platinum-certified band The Strokes, and renowned art dealer and collector Fabrizio Moretti, who specializes in Old Masters and is proprietor of the London-based Galleria Moretti.

The unique collaboration will include an exhibition of more than 20 Old Master paintings and sculpture selected by Fabrizio Moretti, which will be showcased in a series of immersive and interactive installations designed and fabricated by Fab Moretti, each playing on the concept of perspective and based on corresponding themes represented in the works.

The exhibit will be on view at Sotheby’s New York 15 – 18 December, ahead of the live auction on 18 December. Online bidding for the auction opens 22 November, and all works in the auction will be sold without reserve.

Sotheby's New York | 1334 York Ave


 

December 11, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

HEARTBEAT OPERA
Carl Maria von Weber's
DER FREISCHÜTZ
Evening Performances
December 4 - 7, 10 - 14, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Matinee Performances
December 8 & 15, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

A contemporary American rendering of a twisted German fairy tale

Conceived, adapted and directed by Louisa Proske

Newly arranged and music directed by Daniel Schlosberg
with unique sound design for one of the spookiest scenes in all of opera
(the famous Wolf Canyon scene)

New English dialogue by Michaël Attias and Louisa Proske

Featuring a stellar cast and Heartbeat's resident ensemble Cantata Profana

Tickets from $30 at www.heartbeatopera.org/der-freischutz

BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | The Rose Nagelberg Theatre
55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

 



December 7, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

The Society of MSK Miracle on Madison
Organized by the Madison Avenue BID
December 7th. 10 am - 5pm
Madison Avenue from 57th Street to 86th Street

On December 7, 2019, from 10 am - 5pm, holiday shopping will meet a worthy cause at The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK)’s 33rd annual Miracle on Madison Avenue, organized by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID).

New York’s top fashion, jewelry and beauty retailers on Madison Avenue from 57th Street to 86th Street will donate 20% percent of the day’s sales (up to $15K per store) to The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s pediatric initiatives with MSK Kids. Shoppers can spread holiday cheer and warm up at participating stores with champagne toasts, treats, and festive carolers.

Madison Avenue from 57th Street to 86th Street


December 6, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

FIAF
A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia
Join us for holiday shopping, performance, films, & more!
Friday, December 6
TUNISIAN SOUSaturday, December 7K
Holiday Pop-Up Market

Shopping & Book Signing
4–7:30pm
Wine & Kemia Reception
6–7:30pm
FIAF Skyroom
LIVE PERFORMANCE
Juliette Deschamps
The Tragedy of Dido
US Premiere
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall


TUNISIAN SOUK
Holiday Pop-Up Market
Shopping & Book Signing
10am–7pm
Kids Cooking Workshops
11:30am & 1:15pm
FIAF Skyroom

TUNISIAN CINEMA
Beauty and the Dogs
4pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

TUNISIAN CINEMA
Dear Son
7pm
Post-screening Q&A
with director Mohamed Ben Attia
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

LIVE PERFORMANCE
Juliette Deschamps
The Tragedy of Dido
US Premiere
Friday, December 6 at 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Mixing captivating video projection, live jazz music, and powerful storytelling, The Tragedy of Dido created by French videographer Juliette Deschamps paints an extraordinary portrait of Queen Dido, the legendary founder of Carthage. Narrated by acclaimed French actress Judith Godrèche.

For Information

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) | 22 East 60th Street



December 2-4, 2019

New York Cool Tips:

The South Street Seaport Museum
Winterland Annual Holiday Tree
December 2, 2019, from 6-8pm
The South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum will be a part of Winterland Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on December 2, 2019, from 6-8pm at Fulton & Water Street, a fun filled evening complete with mainstage performances, a Seaport Kids activity station and fitness themed activities at the Cobblestone Tents. Admission is free and fun for children and adults of all ages!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar himself will make an appearance, meeting kids who will take part in themed activities and more, in celebration of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Experience taking place at the South Street Seaport Museum.

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM | Fulton & Water Street



11 Annual Women of Light
Tuesday December 3, 2019 | 6PM - 8PM
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and DeAlmas Women’s Institute partner in presenting the 11th Annual Woman of Light gathering.
Womxn! We are living in critical times! And our energy is needed NOW more than ever. Join us in sister community as we activate our divine feminine energy – together as brave hearts - centered and intentional, we shift and transform the imbalance of power – speaking truth to light, peace, compassion, and justice. In sacred community, we broadcast through prayer, song, ritual, goddess wisdom and words, a powerful vibration of mighty love and healing for our families, communities, and the world.

SUGGESTED DONATION: $5.00 TICKETS

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


NOËL
a Baroque Christmas concert
featuring Nola Richardson, soprano and Nina Stern, recorder
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7 pm
Saint Ignatius of Antioch

NOËL
Program
A. SCARLATTI Christmas Cantata
CORELLI Concerto Grosso in G Minor ('Christmas Concerto')
DE LALANDE Simphonies des Noëls
TELEMANN In gering- und rauhen Schalen

American Classical Orchestra presents a progrp align="left"
am of chamber music to usher in the holiday season. From De Lalande’s joyful Noëls to Corelli’s darker-hued Christmas Concerto, the beauty and subtlety of this music will shine through in the ideal setting and acoustic of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. Rising star soprano Nola Richardson joins the ensemble for Alessandro Scarlatti’s pastoral Christmas Cantata.

Tickets: $35 General Admission
$75 Patron tickets include Prime Seating
and a festive post-concert reception with the artists
212-362-2727.

Saint Ignatius of Antioch | 552 West End Avenue


Rhymes With Opera
hosts annual Opera Potluck Salon
at the Flea Theater
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:30pm
Flea Theater

Rhymes With Opera (RWO) will present its annual Opera Potluck Salon on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Flea Theater, 20 Thomas Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm and performances begin at 7:30pm, with a suggested donation of $10. The Salon features performances from the Rhymes With Opera ensemble, composer and cellist Fjóla Evans, songs from the Downtown alt-cabaret songwriting No Hope, and sound artist Matthew Sullivan.

The RWO Salon series was founded in the fall of 2011 as a communal event at which composers and new musicians could try out new work in front of their peers. As much a social event as it is a performance, the RWO Salon is a celebratory gathering where performers are invited to share their work, and attendants are invited to bring dessert to share as they experience new pieces performers have to offer. By design, the boundaries between performer and audience fade, so the audience gets to witness professional new music at close range and the performer gets the rare chance to interact with their audience face-to-face.

This year's RWO Salon will take place at The Flea Theatre, where Rhymes With Opera serves as an Anchor Partner for the 2019-20 season.


For more information, visit www.rhymeswithopera.org.

Flea Theater | 20 Thomas Street



December 1, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

French Cinema Week & FIAF
Co-Present
CinéSalon
Charlotte Forever:
Gainsbourg on Film
November & December
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

FIAF honors the career of celebrated actress, musician, and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg with a CinéSalon series devoted to her work on screen. Known for her bold choices and unfailingly independent spirit, Gainsbourg has become a muse for renowned directors from Lars von Trier to Yvan Attal.

The daughter of two European stars—Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg—the younger Gainsbourg was recognized as a supreme talent by her early teens. She won the César Award for Most Promising Actress at 14 years old for her performance in L’effrontée, and has been a consistently brilliant presence in cinema on both sides of the Atlantic since. Over the course of her career, Gainsbourg has crafted a mesmerizing screen presence with raw and emotional intensity which is captured through the films in this series.

Learn More & Buy Tickets

FIAF Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street



Another New York Cool Tip:

The South Street Seaport Museum
Presents
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Each performance will feature The Very Hungry Caterpillar paired with the story listed below:
11/29, 12/1, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/26, 12/28, 12/29:
10am - Brown Bear, Brown Bear; 11:30am - 10 Little Rubber Ducks; 1pm - Brown Bear, Brown Bear
11/30, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/27:
10am - 10 Little Rubber Ducks; 11:30am - Brown Bear, Brown Bear; 1pm - 10 Little Rubber Ducks
The South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Experience, a fun-filled hour-long experience complete with an interactive puppet show, activities, and the opportunity to take a picture with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, from November 29 through December 29, 2019 with three performances on select dates at 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm at the Melville Gallery at 213 Water Street, NYC.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. Carle's well-known books have captivated readers with his iconic colorful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories. His work has introduced generations of children to a bigger, brighter world - and to their first experience of reading itself.

Tickets are $25 (children under one are $5 with accompanying paid adult ticket) and are available via the Museum website at www.seaportmuseum.org/hungrycaterpillar or directly from OvationTix at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1020990.


SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM | Fulton & Water Street



November 29, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
At the Akwaaba Gallery in Newark
For a Black Friday Graffiti Opening
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 at 6:00pm
Akwaaba Gallery | 509 S. Orange Ave, Newark, NJ

Join the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for a special event: Akwaaba at Night in Newark's most exciting new gallery space, Akwaaba, for a new and unexpected experience in response to Akwaaba's brand new Graffiti exhibit titled: Dirty Dozen. This is the first time for Nai-Ni Chen to return to Newark visual arts venues since her last appearance at Aljira in Newark in 2016.

In Akwaaba's gallery setting, choreographer Nai-Ni Chen and the dancers will be navigating, reacting and dancing with the graffiti in the gallery and they will be showing fresh choreography based on the artworks exhibited. For one night only, come experience the creative process in this unique and intimate setting and witness how this ground-breaking choreographer creates new work for a gallery at night.

Space Limited. Please RSVP to 917-260-9122
Free and Open to the Public


Akwaaba Gallery | 509 S. Orange Ave, Newark, NJ



November 23-25, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration
November 24- 25, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents the Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration on Sunday, November 24 and Monday, November 15 at 7:30pm.

Dylan Crossman, a former member of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, curates a program celebrating the 100th birthday of modern dance legend Merce Cunningham. The program opens with Cunningham Centennial Solos: Works & Process at the Guggenheim, a unique arrangement of solos drawn from the recent Merce Cunningham Trust production Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event. The arrangement - made especially for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Guggenheim, by Dylan Crossman with Andrea Weber and performed by members of the Los Angeles and New York casts of
Night of 100 Solos - is set to music by John King and features costumes by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung. Next, Crossman and fellow former company member Jamie Scott perform duets spanning several decades of Cunningham's work, with live music by Jesse Stiles and Pauline H. Kim. Weber moderates a discussion with former Cunningham dancers Kimberly Bartosik; Gus Solomons, Jr.; Dylan Crossman; and Jamie Scott.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. On a limited basis, house seats may be released to the public before performances at ticket prices of $90, $80 members.
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York



Another New York Cool Tip:

The 2019 Martha Hill Awards Gala
November 25th, 6 to 10 PM
Manhattan Penthouse

The Martha Hill Dance Fund announces the 2019 Martha Hill Awards Gala, this year presenting Lifetime Achievement Awards to Carolyn Adams, Stuart Hodes and Betty Jones. The 2019 Mid-Career Awardees will go to Sean Curran and Nigel Campbell & Chanel daSilva. The awards are named for the late, remarkable Martha Hill, former longtime director of the Juilliard Dance Program, whose influence in the world of dance and performance knew no bounds.

Tickets start at $125
www.marthahilldance.org


Manhattan Penthouse | 80 Fifth Avenue (at 14th Street)



Another New York Cool Tip:
Theater Resources Unlimited
Presents
Essentials of Successful Self-Producing 2019
Saturday November 23, 2019 from 12noon to 5:30pm
Clinton Cameo Studios

Theater Resources Unlimited presents Essentials of Successful Self-Producing 2019 on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 12noon to 5:30pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, NYC.

Tickets are $125 for non-members, $85 for TRU Members; additional collaborators are $65 each.
Registration is available online at https://truonline.org/events/self-producing-2019/.
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.

Clinton Cameo Studios | 307 W. 43rd Street, NYC.

 


 

November 22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

BALLET HISPÁNICO
in collaboration with
THE APOLLO THEATER
presents
The World Premiere of
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's Tiburones
A Restaging of Nací by Andrea Miller
Con Brazos Abiertos by Michelle Manzanales
November 22-23, 2019 at 8:00pm
The Apollo Theater

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, returns to the Apollo stage on Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 2019 at 8:00pm with a program that continues its commitment to staging works by female, Latinx choreographers. Ballet Hispánico is sponsored by GOYA, which has sponsored the company since 1977.

In the World Premiere of Tiburones, Anabelle Lopez Ochoa reimagines the world of the street gang, The Sharks (from the award-winning musical West Side Story) from a Latinx and gender fluid perspective. Ochoa will embrace non-gender specific roles while deconstructing stereotypes and giving new life to an ever appropriated cultural icon.

In this restaging of Nací (2009), choreographer Andrea Miller draws from the duality of her Spanish and Jewish-American background and employs her distinctive movement style to investigate the Sephardic culture of Spain, with its Moorish influence and profound sense of community, despite hardship.

Con Brazos Abiertos (2017) is a fun and frank look at life caught between two cultures. Michelle Manzanales utilizes iconic Mexican symbols that she was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas, to speak to the immigrant experience. Intertwining folkloric representations with humor and music that ranges from Julio Iglesias to Rock en Español, the work brings life to a Latino dilemma.

Artistic Director & CEO: Eduardo Vilaro
Rehearsal Director: Johan Rivera
Choreographers: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andrea Miller, and Michelle Manzanales
Dancers: the Ballet Hispánico Company; Simone Cameresi, Shelby Colona, Laura Lopez, Geena Pacareu, Gabrielle Sprauve, Dandara Veiga, Melissa Verdecia, Lenai Wilkerson, Christopher Bloom, Jared Bogart, Antonio Cangiano, Paulo Gutierrez, Paulo Hernandez, Omar Rivera, and Lyvan Verdecia

Tickets begin at $10 and will be available for purchase starting August 22, 2019. For more information, visit ballethispanico.org.

The Apollo Theater | 253 West 125th Street



Another New York Cool Tip:

White Light Festival
DruidShakespeare:Richard III (U.S. production premiere)
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm (preview performance)
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm (preview performance)
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College


The premiere of DruidShakespeare: Richard III from Ireland's Druid theater company and Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes, starring Aaron Monaghan

For its tenth anniversary season, the 2019 White Light Festival features events presented in eight venues across the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and the return of festival favorites, through November 24.

The darker side of human nature is on display in DruidShakespeare: Richard III, a chilling story of power and ambition in a wickedly comic production from Ireland's Druid theater company and director Garry Hynes, opening on November 9. The production stars Aaron Monaghan, who appeared as Estragon in Druid's acclaimed Waiting for Godot in the 2018 White Light Festival.

Tickets for the 2019 White Light Festival are available online at WhiteLightFestival.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen or Alice Tully Hall Box Office (Broadway and 65th Street).

Performance length: Three hours, including intermission

There will be a pre-performance discussion with Garry Hynes and Robert Marx on Sunday, November 10 at 1:45 pm in the John Jay College Lecture Hall.

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College | 524 West 59th Street




November 19, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

New York Shakespeare Exchange
Announces the Next
Freestyle Lab:
Our Own Voices, Our Own Tongues
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7pm
53rd Street Library

New York Shakespeare Exchange announces the next Freestyle Lab: Our Own Voices, Our Own Tongues on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7pm at the 53rd Street Library.

New York Shakespeare Exchange will present the final 2019 installment of their signature Freestyle Labs. Led by our curators and guest scholars, this lab will invite a discussion on Shakespeare and translation, asking us to consider how the work of a playwright who is known around the world might change as that work is "adopted" by other countries and cultures outside of his native England. What do we lose or gain when Shakespeare is translated out of its original text, and what are the different ways that translation can be its own creative act?

The November lab is co-curated by Jennifer Curfman and Cristina Lundy. Participating guest scholars include Cen Liu and Alison Walls, both PhD candidates at the CUNY Graduate Center.

This event is free, but reservations are suggested at www.nysx.org.

53rd Street Library | 18 W 53rd St, New York, NY




November 15, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

The Drag Explosion
Friday, November 15th. 8PM
The Wild Project

On Friday, November 15th, Linda Simpson, a shining star of NYC’s drag scene for almost 30 years, returns to The Wild Project with another presentation of her acclaimed narrated her-storical slideshow, The Drag Explosion. All of the photos were shot by Linda from the late 1980s to the mid ‘90s (back when it was rare to hobnob with a camera), and they reveal a golden age of NYC drag history. During this era, the drag scene remarkably transformed from an underground art form into a pop-culture phenomenon. The photos capture wild nightlife, queer activism, and all sorts of colorful characters, including RuPaul, Lady Bunny and Lypsinka, as they joyfully pushed the boundaries of gender expression. Linda has presented her entertaining and educational history lesson at art spaces, theaters and colleges from coast to cast, as well as internationally. The website is TheDragExplosion.com.

Tickets $10. Available at door or in advance by visiting
TheWildProject.com

The Wild Project | 195 East 3rd St


Another New York Cool Tip:

White Light Festival
DruidShakespeare:Richard III (U.S. production premiere)
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm (preview performance)
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm (preview performance)
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

The premiere of DruidShakespeare: Richard III from Ireland's Druid theater company and Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes, starring Aaron Monaghan

For its tenth anniversary season, the 2019 White Light Festival features events presented in eight venues across the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and the return of festival favorites, through November 24.

The darker side of human nature is on display in DruidShakespeare: Richard III, a chilling story of power and ambition in a wickedly comic production from Ireland's Druid theater company and director Garry Hynes, opening on November 9. The production stars Aaron Monaghan, who appeared as Estragon in Druid's acclaimed Waiting for Godot in the 2018 White Light Festival.

Tickets for the 2019 White Light Festival are available online at WhiteLightFestival.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen or Alice Tully Hall Box Office (Broadway and 65th Street).

Performance length: Three hours, including intermission

There will be a pre-performance discussion with Garry Hynes and Robert Marx on Sunday, November 10 at 1:45 pm in the John Jay College Lecture Hall.

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College | 524 West 59th Street



November 14, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Parthenia Viol Consort Presents
Al Naharot Bavel – By the Waters of Babylon -
A Concert with ARTEK Early Music Ensemble
November 14 at 7:30 PM
Manhattan’s Temple Ansche Chesed


Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, will be in concert on Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 PM, presenting Al Naharot Bavel – By the Waters of Babylon - A Concert with ARTEK Early Music Ensemble at Temple Ansche Chesed, 251 W. 100th St. in Manhattan.

The program will feature Jewish composers of the Renaissance and Baroque. Madrigals, fantasies and more by Salomone Rossi in Italy and the Lupo and Bassano musical dynasties in England.

Tickets are $50 - front section, $25 - floor & balcony and $10 - side seats (with partial stage view), available in advance at https://gemsny.org/events/parthenia. For more information, call GEMS NY at 212-866-0468.

Temple Ansche Chesed | 251 West 100th Street in Manhattan
URL: https://gemsny.org/events/parthenia



November 12, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

14th Annual Latin American Cultural Week
November 9 through 19, 2019
Music, Theater, Dance, Literature, & Visual Arts Events Throughout New York City


Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded in 1984 by Uruguayan-born pianist Polly Ferman, now Artistic Director of PAMAR, presents the 14th Annual Latin American Cultural Week (LACW), November 9 through 19, 2019. (Additional events precede & follow official dates.)

This is a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America & Spain throughout New York City, with music, theater, dance, literary, and visual arts presentations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. In support of the #MeToo #YoTambién movement, this years’ LACW will feature women artists of the Americas. PAMAR produces or co-produces a number of LACW events. Visit http://www.lacw.net/ for more LACW details.

LACW 2019 events produced by PAMAR include:
Saturday, November 9 @ 7:00pm - Afro-Venezuela Viva - Our Saviour of Atonement Lutheran Church/Cornerstone Center, 178 Bennett Ave., Manhattan - Suggested Donation $10
www.badengoyo.com

Sunday, November 10 @ 4:30pm - Sonidos de Latinoamérica - Greenwich House Music School, Renee Weiler Concert Hall, 46 Barrow St., Manhattan - Admission: $15, $10 Students/Seniors
www.eddymarcano.com
www.instagram.com/polanco4

Monday, November 11 @ 7:30pm - Terra Nostra Ensemble - Iberia to Latin America
Greenwich House Music School, Weiler Hall, 46 Barrow St., Manhattan - Admission: $15, $10 Students/Seniors
www.cmdeo.cancilleria.gob.ar

Monday, November 18 @ 7:30pm - Harmonia del Parnàs ¡Oygan Una Xacarilla! Un Viaje Entre España y Las Américas - Greenwich House Music School, Weiler Hall, 46 Barrow St., Manhattan
Admission: $15, $10 Students/Seniors
www.harmoniadelparnas.com

Other LACW 2019 events include:
Sunday November 17 @ 4:00pm – Women in Latin Jazz Festival - Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St Nicholas Ave. @155 St., Manhattan - Free Admission
www.sugarhillmuseum.org
www.aguilarstringbeans.com

November 22 – 23 @ 8:00pm - The Power of the Latina Voice - Ballet Hispánico at the Apollo Theater - Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125 St., Manhattan - Tickets start at $10
www.ballethispanico.org

Monday November 18 @ 6:00pm - Interactive Reading *Aymimadre!* - Dominican Cultural Civic Center, 619 W. 145 St., Manhattan (between Broadway & Riverside Dr.) - Free Admission
www.cccdominicano.org

October 2 – November 22, Gallery Hours vary - Andrea Arroyo “Empower!” Exhibition - Grady Alexis Gallery, el Taller Latino Americano, 215 E. 99 St. in Manhattan - Free Admission
More Info, www.andreaarroyo.com

Other LACW featured participants and events will include Latin American Song - A Celebration, with vocalists Mario Arevalo, Celia Castro, Rafael Lebron and Ilya Martinez, with pianist Max Lifchitz on November 12 at Manhattan’s National Opera Center, Music From Exile, with pianist Renana Gutman, also November 12 at Manhattan’s Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College, Hemisphere’s Uruguayan and American music on November 14 at Brooklyn’s ShapeShifter Lab, JKLM DUO - Jamie Lee, flute and Katty Mayorga, classical guitar, November 16 at Manhattan’s Saint John's Church In the Village, Teatro Argentino En New York: Un Festín En Mi Cabeza on November 14 at Manhattan’s Consulate General of Argentina in New York, Puerto Rican Traveling Theater’s Guaracha -The Musical, opening November 15 in Manhattan and Somos Más on November 16 at Queens Museum.
Find a full calendar of activities at http://www.lacw.net/.


November 10, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
Dance Lab New York and
The Joyce Theater Foundation Lab Cycle:
Female Choreographers of Color in Ballet
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Dance Lab New York and The Joyce Theater Foundation Lab Cycle: Female Choreographers of Color in Ballet on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7:30pm.

For one night only, see the culmination of Dance Lab New York and The Joyce Theater Foundation's partnership promoting and advancing diverse female choreographers in ballet. Provided with a stipend, studio time at the Joyce's Artist Residency Center, a curated group of professional dancers, a studio supervisor, and administrative support, choreographers Margarita Armas, Courtney Cochran, Amy Hall Garner, and Preeti Vasudevan explored the classical, neoclassical, and contemporary ballet idioms. Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director, Miami City Ballet, moderates the discussion with Dance Lab New York founder Josh Prince and the four choreographers.

Choreographer selection committee:
Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director, Miami City Ballet
Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director, Dance Theatre of Harlem
Janet Wong, Associate Artistic Director, New York Live Arts
Theresa Ruth Howard, Founder/Curator of the Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet
Renae Williams Niles, Associate Dean of Administration, USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Stephen Kroll Reidy.

Join us for cocktail hour at The Wright restaurant from 5:30-7:30pm before the performance.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York



November 9, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

White Light Festival
DruidShakespeare:Richard III (U.S. production premiere)
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm (preview performance)
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm (preview performance)
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College


The premiere of DruidShakespeare: Richard III from Ireland's Druid theater company and Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes, starring Aaron Monaghan

For its tenth anniversary season, the 2019 White Light Festival features events presented in eight venues across the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and the return of festival favorites, through November 24.

The darker side of human nature is on display in DruidShakespeare: Richard III, a chilling story of power and ambition in a wickedly comic production from Ireland's Druid theater company and director Garry Hynes, opening on November 9. The production stars Aaron Monaghan, who appeared as Estragon in Druid's acclaimed Waiting for Godot in the 2018 White Light Festival.

Tickets for the 2019 White Light Festival are available online at WhiteLightFestival.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen or Alice Tully Hall Box Office (Broadway and 65th Street).

Performance length: Three hours, including intermission

There will be a pre-performance discussion with Garry Hynes and Robert Marx on Sunday, November 10 at 1:45 pm in the John Jay College Lecture Hall.

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College | 524 West 59th Street



November 7, 2019

New York Cool Tip:


RADIOTHEATRE PRESENTS Its 16th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
“CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT”
12 Classic Sanguinary Tales Of Terror!
OCT 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, NOV 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 @ 8PM
THE SANCTUARY at St. John’s Lutheran Church

In celebration of its 16th Season in downtown NYC, the critically acclaimed, award-winning troupe of performers RADIOTHEATRE Presents Its 16th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT…12 Classic Sanguinary Tales Of Terror LIVE ON STAGE …complete with its great cast of story tellers, original orchestral scores and a plethora of sound FX that leaves its audiences clamoring for more! Just bring your imagination!

Please check www.radiotheatrenyc.com for complete schedule. The repertory includes:

DRACULA'S GUESTS - Bram Stoker's tale of a young couple who inadvertently fall under the spell of the Count, himself!

CARMILLA - J.Sheridan LeFanu's classic story of a lonely girl who becomes infatuated with a mysterious female stranger! Adapted many times in various media, this 1872 vampire tale not only predates DRACULA by 26 yrs but it is the first Lesbian Vampire story!

HE - by H.P. Lovecraft. A man wandering the back alleys of old Greenwich Village one night meets a weird guy who seems to belong to a bygone era. One of the few stories Lovecraft wrote while living for a brief time in Brooklyn! PS - He hated NYC.

GABRIELA - A man finds a beautiful naked woman in the forest. Yeah, so? Well, he's gay and she's....? From a tale by Saki.

MRS. AMWORTH - Is the new neighbor on Christopher Street a vampire? A horror staple by E.F.Benson included in hundreds of anthologies.

THE TOMB OF SARAH – In 1900, a construction crew opens a forgotten tomb in the crypt beneath St. John's Sanctuary in old Greenwich Village!

CROGLIN HOUSE - based on fact, this famous tale is about a young couple who move into an old house...that is haunted by a vampire, of course!

THE HORROR FROM THE MOUND - two farmers out west must combat a vampiric demon in Robert E. Howard's classic yarn.

FOUR WOODEN STAKES - a young man seeks to discover the reason why his family is dying before it is too late!

THE SUMACH - when their sister and dog die mysteriously, two women learn that the red sumach tree in their Greenwich Village yard is not just a tree.

FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE - while on tour in Italy, a couple is haunted by an ancient bloodsucking spirit!

THE VAMPIRE MAID - a hiker stops off at an old house for a rest, but the landlady's daughter has other plans for him.

$24 tickets - $12 Students/Seniors TIX: www.radiotheatrenyc.com

Box Office open 30 min before show time. Wheelchair accessible. Running Time: 80min
PRESS PHOTOS AND INFO: www.radiotheatrenyc.com

THE SANCTUARY at St. John’s Lutheran Church | 81 Christopher St. /7th Ave. NYC
(1 train to Sheridan Square/Christopher St.; all trains to W.4th St.)

 



November 4, 2019

New York Cool Tip:


Progressive Rock at the Bitter End
(Prog Rock Session Players Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius and Randy McStine Looking Forward New York City Concert & Get-Together)
9 PM with Randy, and then 10 PM for Stratospheerius.
Monday November 4
The Bitter End


Come on out and join us for a rare night of some of today’s most in-demand Modern Progressive Rock Session Players.

Randy McStine and Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius are performing separate sets at the Bitter End on November 4, starting at 9 PM with Randy, and then 10 PM for Stratospheerius.

Admission for each set is $10. There is a two drink minimum, and the venue serves non-alcoholic drinks.

The Facebook event page is https://www.facebook.com/events/830882483972611/.
The website is www.bitterend.com/.
The phone number is 212-673-7030.

The Bitter End |147 Bleecker Street
Between Thompson and LaGuardia in New York City, NY 10012




November 2, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

TERMINUS: TERRIFYING SHORT FILMS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
7:00 PM: Doors Open | 7:45 PM: Films Begin | 9:30 PM: Q&A | 9:45 PM: After-Party
BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL

Become a Rooftop Films member to receive free entry!

Rooftop Films and Brooklyn Army Terminal celebrate Halloween and Día de Muertos with a program of the season’s creepiest, eeriest, and most horrifying short films. Filled with grisly deaths and jump scares, these films explore the existential terror of apocalypses, nightmares within nightmares, and New York City real estate. When the show is over and you’re back in your apartment trying desperately to fall asleep, you’ll remember not just the frights that lurk under the bed, but also the ones that jump in the bed with you.

NOTE: Many of the films in this program are genuinely terrifying and include depictions of graphic violence. Event is restricted to 21 & over (unless accompanied by an adult) and will be held indoors.

$8 online or at the door; free for Rooftop members
BUY TICKETS

Brooklyn Army Terminal | 140 58th St., Brooklyn, NY 11220


 

November 1, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

RADIOTHEATRE PRESENTS Its 16th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
“CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT”
12 Classic Sanguinary Tales Of Terror!
OCT 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, NOV 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 @ 8PM

THE SANCTUARY at St. John’s Lutheran Church

In celebration of its 16th Season in downtown NYC, the critically acclaimed, award-winning troupe of performers RADIOTHEATRE Presents Its 16th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT…12 Classic Sanguinary Tales Of Terror LIVE ON STAGE …complete with its great cast of story tellers, original orchestral scores and a plethora of sound FX that leaves its audiences clamoring for more! Just bring your imagination!

Please check www.radiotheatrenyc.com for complete schedule. The repertory includes:

DRACULA'S GUESTS - Bram Stoker's tale of a young couple who inadvertently fall under the spell of the Count, himself!

CARMILLA - J.Sheridan LeFanu's classic story of a lonely girl who becomes infatuated with a mysterious female stranger! Adapted many times in various media, this 1872 vampire tale not only predates DRACULA by 26 yrs but it is the first Lesbian Vampire story!

HE - by H.P. Lovecraft. A man wandering the back alleys of old Greenwich Village one night meets a weird guy who seems to belong to a bygone era. One of the few stories Lovecraft wrote while living for a brief time in Brooklyn! PS - He hated NYC.

GABRIELA - A man finds a beautiful naked woman in the forest. Yeah, so? Well, he's gay and she's....? From a tale by Saki.

MRS. AMWORTH - Is the new neighbor on Christopher Street a vampire? A horror staple by E.F.Benson included in hundreds of anthologies.

THE TOMB OF SARAH – In 1900, a construction crew opens a forgotten tomb in the crypt beneath St. John's Sanctuary in old Greenwich Village!

CROGLIN HOUSE - based on fact, this famous tale is about a young couple who move into an old house...that is haunted by a vampire, of course!

THE HORROR FROM THE MOUND - two farmers out west must combat a vampiric demon in Robert E. Howard's classic yarn.

FOUR WOODEN STAKES - a young man seeks to discover the reason why his family is dying before it is too late!

THE SUMACH - when their sister and dog die mysteriously, two women learn that the red sumach tree in their Greenwich Village yard is not just a tree.

FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE - while on tour in Italy, a couple is haunted by an ancient bloodsucking spirit!

THE VAMPIRE MAID - a hiker stops off at an old house for a rest, but the landlady's daughter has other plans for him.

$24 tickets - $12 Students/Seniors TIX: www.radiotheatrenyc.com

Box Office open 30 min before show time. Wheelchair accessible. Running Time: 80min
PRESS PHOTOS AND INFO: www.radiotheatrenyc.com

THE SANCTUARY at St. John’s Lutheran Church | 81 Christopher St. /7th Ave. NYC
(1 train to Sheridan Square/Christopher St.; all trains to W.4th St.)


 

October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween to all!


Halloween
Photo Credit: Wendy R Williams




New York Cool Tip:
The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Hosts
Opening Night of TEFAF
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Park Avenue Armory

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) will host the fourth annual Opening Night of TEFAF New York Fall, chaired by Nina Carbone, Fiona Druckenmiller, George Farias, Libby Fitzgerald, Jennifer James, Lisa McCarthy, Alex Papachristidis and Betsy Pitts.

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. Opening Night tickets will be available for purchase at www.society.mskcc.org/tefaf, or by calling 212.639.7972.

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 fourth annual TEFAF New York Fall, focusing on fine and decorative arts from antiquity to 1920, will run at the historic Park Avenue Armory November 1-5, 2019.

Park Avenue Armory |643 Park Ave, New York, NY 


October 30, 2019

New York Cool Tips:

New York Composers Circle Concert of New Music
October 30, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Church of the Transfiguration

The New York Composers Circle presents a concert of members' new compositions for saxophone quartet on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m. at The Church of the Transfiguration (aka "Little Church Around the Corner") located at 1 East 29th St., in Manhattan. The concert will be performed by the Cobalt (Saxophone) Quartet.

Featured are two world premieres: Hubert Howe's Inharmonic Fantasy for Alto Saxophone and Fixed Media and Christopher Sahar's Amsterdam 1983 for Soprano Saxophone; four New York premieres: David Mecionis's Grand Quartet in Eb Minor; Raoul Pleskow's Three Madrigals, Timothy Lee Miller's Dappled Light Mid' Mountain Gleams and Bunny Beck's Fantasy for Saxophones. Richard Brooks' Four Play and Eric Heilner's The Source of the Beat will also be performed.

The members of the Cobalt Quartet include: Raymond Kelly, soprano; Anthony Izzo, alto; Ryan Mantell, tenor; and Josh Lang, baritone.

Tickets are $20. Students admitted free. Wine and cheese reception follows the concert.

For more information, call or text 646-202-3422 or visit http://NewYorkComposersCircle.org. For public transit information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/tripplanner.aspx.
All NYCC concerts are ADA-accessible.

The Church of the Transfiguration | 1 East 29th St., New York City
URL: http://NewYorkComposersCircle.org


El Museo
An Emphasis on Resistance: 2019 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition
On View October 30, 2019 - February 2, 2020
El Museo

El Museo del Barrio is delighted to host An Emphasis on Resistance, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation's 2019 Grants & Commissions Program exhibition highlighting new works by nine award-winning artists from seven Latin American countries, divided into thre categories: Achievement Award - Cecilia Vicuña (Chile); Mid-Career Artists - Leyla Cárdenas (Colombia), Ana Linnemann (Brazil), Yucef Mehri (Venezuela) and Nicolás Paris (Colombia); and Emerging Artists - Susana Pilar Delahante (Cuba), María José Machado (Ecuador), Claudia Martínez Garay (Peru), and Oscar Abraham Pabón (Venezuela).
An important catalyst for the presentation of new works and a meaningful platform for advanced research on Latinx and Latin American art, this collaboration between CIFO and El Museo del Barrio aims to consider the act of resistance in both Latin America and in its diaspora.

LEARN MORE

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029


El Museo
PANEL DISCUSSION
In Conversation: 2019 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition Artists
Wed., October 30, 2019 | 6 - 8:30pm | Free Admission

Join the 2019 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program artists for a conversation about their practice, inspiration, and perspective. Participants will include: Leyla Cárdenas, Susana Pilar Delahante, Ana Linnemann, María José Machado (en español), Claudia Martínez Garay, Yucef Merhi, and Nicolás Paris. Moderated by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator, El Museo del Barrio, and Susanna Temkin, Curator, El Museo del Barrio.

RSVP

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029


October 28-29, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Scandinavia House
Monday, October 28 @ 7PM
Special Screening of And Then We Dance
Tuesday, October 29 @ 7PM
Screening of The Birds
Scandanavia House


Scandinavia House is excited to announce some exciting new additions to our fall film program, including brand-new upcoming director Q&As and screenings for the Nordic Oscar contenders And Then We Danced with Levon Akin and Out Stealing Horses with Hans Petter Moland; the international premiere of the Norwegian film The Birds with a Q&A by director Anders T. Andersen; a film retrospective of the roles and work of Liv Ullmann, beginning with two special evenings with the celebrated actress and director with screenings of The Wayward Girl and Miss Julie; and the second annual New York Baltic Film Festival.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS WITH DIRECTORS
This Monday, October 28, director Levan Akin joins us for a special screening of his new film And Then We Danced, which has recently been selected as the Swedish entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. In this tale of love and liberation, ambitious young dancer Merab's training for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble is disrupted by the arrival of the charismatic Irlaki, who becomes both his rival and his forbidden love interest within the highly gender-conservative, tradition world of Georgian traditional dance (Sweden, 2019)

On Tuesday, October 29, director Anders T. Andersen's new film The Birds (Norway, 2019) makes its U.S. premiere at Scandinavia House. Based on an award-winning novel by Tarjei Vesaas about a mentally disabled man whose life is turned upside down when a lumberjack becomes romantically involved with his caretaker sister, The Birds looks at the signs and symbols offered by the unpredictable power of nature within the Nordic landscape; Anders T. Andersen joins us for a discussion.

Also recently announced as Norway's contender for the 2019 Best International Feature Oscar, Out Stealing Horses screens here on Thursday, December 5 with a special presentation and Q&A with director Hans Petter Molland. The film stars Stellan Skarsgård as the 67-year-old Trond, whose memories of a fateful teenage summer with his father in the Norwegian countryside are awakened by a chance encounter with an old friend, and a reminder of the lingering power of guilt, grief, and loss (Norway, 2019).

Tickets and Information

SCANDINAVIA HOUSE | 58 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10016
212–779–3587
SCANDINAVIAHOUSE.ORG


October 27, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
presents a 3-part feedback lab for new works,
How to Write a Musical that Works
(Part #1: The World and the Want)
Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 10am to 6pm
Studios 353

How To Write a Musical that Works (Part 1: The World and the Want) will take place on Sunday October 27, 2019 from 10am to 6pm at Studios 353, 353 W. 48th Street, Studio 1 (2nd floor), NYC.

For application as a writable PDF: https://truonline.org/events/2019-feedback-workshop-1/ and email TRUPlaySubmissions@gmail.com - submission fee is $10 for TRU members, $20 for non-members. Submission deadline is Monday, October 14, 2019. The lab encourages directors and producers to attend and observe the presentations and feedback. The Observer fee is $55 for the full day.

This workshop is dedicated to fostering a conversation about musical theater structure not only for writers but also for producers, directors and everyone involved in the creation and production of new works. Each workshop will accept up to 10 writing teams and/or producers who will share works in progress and get feedback from a panel of expert evaluators. Audience members will also have a chance to offer their observations, participate in discussions and networking, and enjoy coffee and refreshments.

If accepted for presentation, in addition to the submission fee there will be a participation fee of $80 ($75 for TRU members), which includes two seats for the entire day workshop as well as a 20-30 minute presentation-plus-feedback slot. Space is limited. Any additional attendees from the musical team (including music director, additional collaborators and cast members) who wish to observe the entire workshop must reserve in advance and will be charged $25 per person. There is an additional price break for writers who presented the same show at previous parts of the How to Write a Musical workshops.

Writers or producers are invited to submit no more than the first 25 pages of a show you are working on, plus mp3s of the songs within those pages. In "Part 1: The World and the Want" we will focus on two main aspects of your show: 1) the opening number (or any number that invites the audience into the world of the show, and sets the storytelling rules); and 2) the songs and scenes in which you introduce your characters and invite us to follow their journey. We will discuss "I want" songs, "I am" songs and "I feel" songs, and the function of each, with special attention to the way they move the action. In addition, we will continually explore the delicate balance between script and song.

Schedule:

10:15am to 10:45am - Discussion: how do you engage an audience in the world of your show? What constitutes an effective opening number? What does the audience need to know?
11:00am to 1:30pm - Five writing teams will explain their work's overall concept (in 30 seconds or less) and present up to 12 minutes of the opening scene and song. After each presentation, panelists will provide feedback.
LUNCH BREAK (On your own. Great time to make new friends in the industry!)
2:30pm to 3:30pm - Discussion: How does the audience know whose story to
follow



October 26, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Schtick A Pole In It: Halloween Edition
Oct 25th & 26th 8-10pm
Drom NYC

From comedians Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross comes Schtick A Pole In It, a night of comedy and pole dancing. Schtick starts with a comic and ends with a pole dancer. 5 comics and 5 dancers. Comics tell jokes. Pole dancers pole dance. They’re not strippers, it’s not burlesque. It’s aerial dance with a side of crazy gymnastics and death defying tricks that make your jaw drop. For the past 6 years we've been NYC's best and only comedy and pole dancing show. In honor of Halloween, we're doing a dress up show. All the dancers will be getting on the pole as your favorite Music Legends. Come celebrate Halloween in style, on the Pole. More importantly, if you don't see shows like this why are you even paying these crazy rents?

$35 VIP Seated/$25 Seats/$20 Standing/ $30 Cash at Door
Fri: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/schtick-a-pole-in-it-halloween-edition-tickets-70731117677
Sat: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/schtick-a-pole-in-it-halloween-edition-tickets-70731556991
For more info: www.schtickapole.com

Drom NYC | 85 Ave A



October 24 and beyond, 2019

New York Cool Tips:

RADIOTHEATRE PRESENTS Its 16th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
“CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT”
12 Classic Sanguinary Tales Of Terror!
OCT 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, NOV 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 @ 8PM
THE SANCTUARY at St. John’s Lutheran Church

In celebration of its 16th Season in downtown NYC, the critically acclaimed, award-winning troupe of performers RADIOTHEATRE Presents Its 16th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT…12 Classic Sanguinary Tales Of Terror LIVE ON STAGE …complete with its great cast of story tellers, original orchestral scores and a plethora of sound FX that leaves its audiences clamoring for more! Just bring your imagination!

Please check www.radiotheatrenyc.com for complete schedule. The repertory includes:

DRACULA'S GUESTS - Bram Stoker's tale of a young couple who inadvertently fall under the spell of the Count, himself!

CARMILLA - J.Sheridan LeFanu's classic story of a lonely girl who becomes infatuated with a mysterious female stranger! Adapted many times in various media, this 1872 vampire tale not only predates DRACULA by 26 yrs but it is the first Lesbian Vampire story!

HE - by H.P. Lovecraft. A man wandering the back alleys of old Greenwich Village one night meets a weird guy who seems to belong to a bygone era. One of the few stories Lovecraft wrote while living for a brief time in Brooklyn! PS - He hated NYC.

GABRIELA - A man finds a beautiful naked woman in the forest. Yeah, so? Well, he's gay and she's....? From a tale by Saki.

MRS. AMWORTH - Is the new neighbor on Christopher Street a vampire? A horror staple by E.F.Benson included in hundreds of anthologies.

THE TOMB OF SARAH – In 1900, a construction crew opens a forgotten tomb in the crypt beneath St. John's Sanctuary in old Greenwich Village!

CROGLIN HOUSE - based on fact, this famous tale is about a young couple who move into an old house...that is haunted by a vampire, of course!

THE HORROR FROM THE MOUND - two farmers out west must combat a vampiric demon in Robert E. Howard's classic yarn.

FOUR WOODEN STAKES - a young man seeks to discover the reason why his family is dying before it is too late!

THE SUMACH - when their sister and dog die mysteriously, two women learn that the red sumach tree in their Greenwich Village yard is not just a tree.

FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE - while on tour in Italy, a couple is haunted by an ancient bloodsucking spirit!

THE VAMPIRE MAID - a hiker stops off at an old house for a rest, but the landlady's daughter has other plans for him.

$24 tickets - $12 Students/Seniors TIX: www.radiotheatrenyc.com

Box Office open 30 min before show time. Wheelchair accessible. Running Time: 80min
PRESS PHOTOS AND INFO: www.radiotheatrenyc.com

THE SANCTUARY at St. John’s Lutheran Church | 81 Christopher St. /7th Ave. NYC
(1 train to Sheridan Square/Christopher St.; all trains to W.4th St.)


Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Butoh Institute in association with
Theater for the New City
Present
New York Butoh Institute Festival 19
Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 &
October 24-26 at 8pm
Sunday October 20 at 3pm
Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm.
October 10-27, 2019
Theater for the New City

New York Butoh Institute presents the New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 from Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Theater for the New City. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese performance art form butoh.

Curated by New York Butoh Institute's founder Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of Butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as seven nights of groundbreaking performances presented at Theater for the New City. The festival will conclude on Sunday, October 27 with a lecture and short film celebrating the founder of butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata, and the 60 years of this historical and revolutionary art form as it continues to evolve into the 21st century.

The New York Butoh Festival 19 will take place at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, NYC. Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 and October 24-26 at 8pm, Sunday October 20 at 3pm, Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm.

Tickets are $18-$20, and can be purchased by phone at (212) 254-1109 or online at https://butohfest-19.eventbrite.com/. The lecture on Sunday, October 27 is free and open to the public.


Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue, NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

Visionary Leaders at FIAF
Jean-Paul Agon
on Cross-Cultural Management at L’Oréal
In conversation with author Andrew Molinsky
Thursday, October 24 at 7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

In English

Jean-Paul Agon, the visionary Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal, has built the esteemed French company into the largest beauty group in the world. In conversation with acclaimed author Dr. Andrew Molinsky, Agon will discuss the pillars of cross-cultural management in today’s changing digital landscape and his continued leadership in responsible innovation.

Mr. Agon and Dr. Molinsky, author of Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process and professor at Brandeis University, will discuss the challenges of maintaining growth in global markets.

Buy Tickets

FIAF Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street, NYC


October 22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Gallim Happy Hour with Eduardo Vilaro,
Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:30pm
Gallim Dance


Gallim Dance presents Happy Hour with guest Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:30pm at Gallim Dance, 520 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

Catch up on the latest in the dance world with Mr. Vilaro, a glass of wine and hosts, Andrea Miller (Artistic Director of Gallim) and the Gallim dancers. This series of interviews will delve into the field, life as an artist, and the perspectives of today's top influencers.

This event is free and open to the public. To reserve a spot, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gallim-happy-hour-with-eduardo-vilaro-tickets-72701731837.

Gallim Dance | 520 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238.



Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Shakespeare Exchange
announces the next
Freestyle Lab:
To Undreamed Shores:
Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7pm
53rd Street Library

New York Shakespeare Exchange announces the next Freestyle Lab:To Undreamed Shores: Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation on Tuesday, October 22,2019 at 7pm at the 53rd Street Library Theater (18 W. 53rd Street, NYC).

The October lab features an ensemble of immigrant and first-generation actors presenting excerpts from Shakespeare and contemporary poets, playwrights, essayists, and politicians - all with the focus on themes of immigration. The performance will be followed by a lively town hall conversation during which we will expand on topics like family separation, treatment of refugees, cultural stereotyping, assimilation, how languages figure in to the immigrant experience, and the code-switching and loaded expectations that often come with being a first-generation citizen. The evening is curated by Jennifer Curfman, Aysha Salam, and Associate Artistic Director Cristina Lundy.

NYSX will present the final signature Freestyle Lab of 2019 at the New York Public Library at 53rd Street on November 19, 2019. www.NYSX.org

This event is free, but reservations are requested at www.NYSX.org.

53rd Street Library Theater | 18 W. 53rd Street, NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)
Presents the October Panel, Theater in a Changing World: Time to Get Off the Blocks?
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
Polaris North Theater


Is theater hamstrung by tradition, or is it evolving and keeping up with the changes in our culture? Speakers from the commercial, regional and indie worlds will consider the need to stay relevant in this age of technology ... how to attract young audiences as well as diverse audiences ... the trend to rethink classics for new audiences and how far we should go with revisionism rather than create new works ... other trends, healthy or un- ... the degree to which theater can be a force for change ... the need for greater diversity within the business itself. And a look at the shifting emphases in press and marketing.

The panel will Teresa Eyring, executive director of Theater Communications Group (TCG); legendary press agent Irene Gandy of Jeffrey Richards Associates (The Great Society, American Son, The Heidi Chronicles and You Can't Take It with You revivals, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, The Realistic Joneses, All the Way); and Kat Mustatea, playwright/poet, TED resident ("the meaning of art in an age of machines").

Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need.

Free for TRU members; $13 for non-members ($16 at the door). Please use the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/off-the-blocks/, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 833-506-5550, or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com

Polaris North Theater | 245 W. 29th Street


October 20, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process
Two River Theater: Love in Hate Nation
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:30pm.
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performin Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:30pm.g arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Two River Theater: Love in Hate Nation, by Joe Iconis, with John Simpkins, on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:30pm. Pay Your Age tickets are available for ages 10-35. Your age determines the ticket price. Offer is valid online by entering your age as the code at checkout.

Writer Joe Iconis and director John Simpkins will discuss their turbulent rock romance musical, which is set in a 1960s juvenile hall and tells the story of young people caught in between eras of a changing America. Classic girl group, Wall of Sound-style vocal harmonies meet punk rock spirit in this rebellious and romantic new musical. Sixteen-year old Susannah Son is carted off to the National Reformatory for Girls to get her head put on straight. There she meets the aggressively incorrigible Sheila Nail, and a relationship forms which leads to an all-out "revolution in the institution" as they attempt to break out of the boxes that society has created around them. Cast members will perform highlights prior to the musical's world premiere at Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, where Love in Hate Nation will run November 9-December 1. Laura Heywood moderates.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Pay Your Age tickets are available for ages 10-35. Your age determines the ticket price. Offer is valid online by entering your age as the code at checkout.
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


Another New York Cool Tip:

Cora Dance
2020 UpRISE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
Elsewhere (reimagined)
Friday* & Saturday, October 18-19 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, October 20 @ 2:30pm
Cora Dance

Cora Dance kicks off the UpRISE Festival and its 2019-2020 Performance Season with the re-imagined premier of Shannon Hummel’s 2005 critically-acclaimed work, Elsewhere. Elsewhere probes how we re-create community when abruptly pulled from all we know and asks if it is best to remember or forget in order to survive such loss. The 2019 reimagined version is performed by Cora Dance's Young Apprentices, ages 12-17: Anais Dallett, Z’Yanah Gonzalez, Evangelina Vargas and Mateo Vidals with professional company member Rebekah Bono. Re-imagined score by Hans Bilger featuring Jose Joaquin Garcia. Costumes by Juliana Marsh.

Suggested Donation: $25 or pay-what-you-can

Cora Dance | 358 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn



Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Butoh Institute in association with
Theater for the New City
Present
New York Butoh Institute Festival 19
Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 &
October 24-26 at 8pm
Sunday October 20 at 3pm
Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm.
October 10-27, 2019
Theater for the New City

New York Butoh Institute presents the New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 from Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Theater for the New City. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese performance art form butoh.

Curated by New York Butoh Institute's founder Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of Butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as seven nights of groundbreaking performances presented at Theater for the New City. The festival will conclude on Sunday, October 27 with a lecture and short film celebrating the founder of butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata, and the 60 years of this historical and revolutionary art form as it continues to evolve into the 21st century.

The New York Butoh Festival 19 will take place at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, NYC. Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 and October 24-26 at 8pm, Sunday October 20 at 3pm, Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm.

Tickets are $18-$20, and can be purchased by phone at (212) 254-1109 or online at https://butohfest-19.eventbrite.com/. The lecture on Sunday, October 27 is free and open to the public.


Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue, NYC

 



October 17-19, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

13TH ANNUAL NYC GREEK FILM FESTIVAL
THURSDAY OCTOBER 17TH - WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23RD, 2019
FIAF | 55 East 59th St, NYC
www.fiaf.org


Includes Over 40 Screenings of Leading Greek Created, Greek Tinged and Other Special Independent Films Worldwide Along - with Q&A Sessions from Writers, Producers, Directors and Stars Making Red Carpet Appearances!

The 13th Annual NYC Greek Film Festival is happening October 17th - 23rd and this year's schedule includes some of the best greek infused short and feature-length independent films from around the world, as well as several fantastic films not associated with greek culture, being shown at the historic Florence Gould Hall (FIAF) located at 55 East 59th St, NYC www.fiaf.org

WATCH THE TRAILER FOR THE FESTIVAL HERE: https://vimeo.com/356283597

Opening night kicks off Thursday, October 17th with the opening ceremony and the unveiling of the digital exhibition “The Legend of Alexander the Great as Ancient Greek and Byzantine Legacy” at FIAF Gallery, followed by the screening of the film “In This Land Nobody Knew How to Cry” and a reception at the Tinker Auditorium. The digital exhibition will run until Sunday, Oct. 20th.

“This year, apart from the Greek features, documentaries and shorts, the festival launches a new section with international productions of Greek interest -meaning films with Greek elements no matter the country of their origin. Furthermore, a purely international section of short films from all over the world will be introduced, at the online edition of NYCGRFF only.” said NYC Greek Film Festival Executive Director Maria Tzompanaki.

The festival also has the honor of presenting, in collaboration with notable Greek archeologists and in world premiere, a digital exhibition of listings from the sublime history of the world’s greatest Greek of all times: Alexander the Great. An expo already sheltered at the Greek Institute of Venice. In the 14th century, Alexios Komninos, the emperor of Trabzon, commissions a manuscript with Alexander the Great’ s recounting of events for his private library. Compiled by the era’s most able copyists, the manuscript is also enriched with 250 miniatures narrating the entire life course of the magnificent warrior. The main goal of this unique initiative is to showcase the Macedonian ruler who spread the Greek spirit and the Greek culture throughout the then known world, to portray the man who was loved and honored like no other Greek. Within this context, an exhibition of Alexander the Great-themed engravings, carved by important artists from “XOTARIS” Gallery, will also take place.

NYC Greek Film Festival closes its 13th year on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Florence Gould Hall Theater with the closing ceremony followed by the concert “Greek Female New Yorkers Perform Songs from Greek Composers” presented by Maro Theodoraki. Reception to follow at Le Skyroom.

Some of the films of special note being shown throughout the fest include Still River, Pause, The Mountain Tears, Nia on Vacation, The Waiter, Marble Homeland, Clementine and A Tree Remembers.

The Waiter and Nia on Vacation are specifically targeted to younger audiences and students. Sports fans will most enjoy Akra and Crete Arising, religion-oriented people will like Filothei, the Jewish community will want to see Romaniotes and the aforementioned A Tree Remembers and history buffs will love The New Greek Americans. Exarcheia, The Campfire Project and We Are Not Together will appeal to an audience with a strong social conscience; and older viewers will relate to In this Land Nobody Learned to Cry, Epiphany, Still River and Pause.

Past attendees to the festival include actors/actresses/writers/directors such as George Kimoulis, a famous Greek personality in theater and cinema, among others. This year there is a special tribute to Nickos Perakis, an internationally known Greek director, who will be in attendance. In addition, this year’s festival has also organized a special tribute to the female gender, and more precisely to the topics of Women’s Abuse in modern society.

Additionally, most of the NYC Greek Film Festival film lineup are accompanied by Q & Answer sessions with cast and celebrity guests. Learn more about festival activities at www.nycgreekfilmfestival.com

FULL SCHEDULE FOR THE 13TH ANNUAL NYC GREEK FILM FESTIVAL:

THURSDAY, OCT. 17

Florence Gould Hall Theater
5:00 PM ATTENDANCE
5:30 PM OPENING CEREMONY & OPENING OF THE DIGITAL EXHIBITION: THE LEGEND OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT AS ANCIENT GREEK AND BYZANTINE LEGACY at FIAF GALLERY (the exhibition runs till Sun, Oct. 20)

followed by the screening of the film: IN THIS LAND NOBODY KNEW HOW TO CRY (90’)

RECEPTION at the TINKER AUDITORIUM

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

Florence Gould Hall Theater
12:45 PM In this land nobody knew how to cry (90’) (R)
3:15 PM Marble Homeland (57’)
5:15 PM Akra (52’)
7:00 PM Still river (133’)

Tinker Auditorium
2:00 PM The Campfire Project (58’) (international Greek-related doc feat.)
4:15 PM Clementine (85’) (international Greek-related feature)
7:00 PM Loaf + camouflage (99’) (Tribute to Nikos Perakis’ comedies)

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

Florence Gould Hall Theater
12:00 PM PRESENTATION OF THE EXHIBITION: ALEXANDER 8 ALEXANDER THE GREAT-THEMED ENGRAVINGS, CARVED BY “XOTARIS” ART GALLERY ARTISTS (the exhibition will run throughout the festival)
12:30 PM Philothei, the Athenian saint (58’)
2:15 PM Akra (52’) (R)
4:00 PM Still river (133’) (R)
7:15 PM Pause (96’)

Followed by Q&A with the director and discussion on women’s abuse

Tinker Auditorium
11:00 AM Promakhos (91’) (special screening)
1:30 PM Marble Homeland (57’) (R)
3:30 PM Short Films ? (159’)*
6:45 PM Short Films ? (161’)*

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

Florence Gould Hall Theater
10:30 AM Philothei, the Athenian saint (58’) (R)
12:30 PM A tree remembers (88’)
2:45 PM Romaniotes, The Greek Jews of Ioannina (67’)
5:00 PM Living dangerously (105’) (Tribute to Nikos Perakis’ comedies)
7:30 PM The mountain tears (111’)

Tinker Auditorium
12:45 PM Short Films ? (159’)* (R)
4:00 PM Short Films ? (161’)* (R)
7:15 PM Pause (96’) ®

MONDAY, OCT. 21

Florence Gould Hall Theater
12:30 PM Exarheia, the chanting of birds (74’) (int. Greek-related doc feat.)
2:30 PM The mountain tears (111’) (R)
5:30 PM Crete arising (58’)
7:30 PM The waiter (104’)

Tinker Auditorium
2:00 PM A tree remembers (88’) (R)
5:00 PM Romaniotes, The Greek Jews of Ioannina (67’) (R)
7:00 PM Epiphany (85’) (int. Greek-related feature)

TUESDAY, OCT. 22

Florence Gould Hall Theater
1:00 PM We are not together (68’) (int. Greek-related doc feature)
3:00 PM The waiter (104’) (R)
5:30 PM Sirens in the Aegean (115’)(Tribute to Nikos Perakis’ comedies)
8:00 PM The new Greek Americans (70’) (int. Greek-related doc feature)

Tinker Auditorium
2:30 PM Crete arising (58’) (R)
4:30 PM International with Greek element shorts program (76’) **

Followed by the screening of the awarded international short film at the online festival

7:00 PM Nia on vacation (88’) (int. Greek-related feature)

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23

Florence Gould Hall Theater

CLOSING CEREMONY

6:00 PM AWARDS PRESENTATION

followed by the concert GREEK FEMALE NEW YORKERS PERFORM SONGS FROM GREEK COMPOSERS presented by MARO THEODORAKI

RECEPTION at LE SKYROOM

ASTERISK KEY:

*SHORT FILMS A
(10 movies, 159’)
Avanos (20’)
Ave Eva (13’)
Canaries (17’)
Crossing (5’)
?ncidentally (15’)
Third Kind (32’)
Goldfish (14’)
Spring (10’)
Fourth Wall (10’)
Portraits (23’)

*SHORT FILMS B
(10 movies, 161’)
Grief (A place none of us know until we reach it) (8’)
Rita (21’)
Patision Avenue (13’)
Springtime Rest (15’)
Roots (27’)
The Silence of the Dying Fish (19’)
Plain Truth (9’)
Pharmakos (14’)
Cloud (20’)
Blessings and vows (15’)

**GREEK-RELATED INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS
A selection of the finest Greek-related short films from the recent international production (6 movies 75’)
The Story of Yannis (15’)
Chopper (9’)
Sombra City (10’)
The Island Man (20’)
Nostos (5’)
Calling (16’)

More About the NYC Greek Film Festival:
NYCGRFF is based in New York City, USA. The festival opened in 2007 as a showcase of new and older Greek film productions. It introduced the New York Greek audience to Greek filmmakers and their works. The public embraced Greek cinema with enthusiasm and the festival gained many supporters and followers. After a steady and successful course, beginning in 2018, the New York City Greek Film Festival has broadened its content, functions and activities to include an international meeting platform which welcomes cinematographers from around the world.

Our program now includes:International Competition Program for films with a Greek element – fiction and documentaries, both short and feature length – judged during the festival with awards in two categories: best feature film (fiction or documentary) and best short film (fiction or documentary)

International Competition Program for short films – judged online before the festival. The best film is awarded a screening during the festival.

Greek film Program with Audience Awards (by vote), and monetary prizes in all four categories: best feature film (fiction), best documentary, best short film and best new director

Special tributes for great Greek films of all time and tributes for exceptional Greek filmmakers. Opportunities for international cooperation between Greek and international filmmakers at a technical and artistic level. Parallel events of cultural and educational nature that serve to promote Greek culture and world cinema. The purpose of the Festival is the presentation of Greek cinema to the New York audience. Entertainment and education of the public on the occasion of cinematographic art, with screenings of films, organization of artistic events of all arts, seminars and discussions. Creating and presenting tributes to cinema creators, artists – actors – musicians – costumers – critics – technicians – script writers and their work. Seminars and open discussions between artists and audiences

Our goals are the communication of Greek cinema to international and Greek audiences, the education and entertainment of the public, the communication of Greek Culture in the city of New York, but also in other states of the USA, in any part of the world, through cultural and educational activities, either in the time frame of the films or at regular intervals throughout the year. Either alone or in cooperation with another cultural entity. The organization and development of all cinematic art activities in Greece and abroad, working with artistic and other actors in Greece, New York and abroad. To carry out either on his own or in collaboration with third parties, the recording and reproduction of all kinds of events in sound and image as well as in the publication of books, magazines and publications. Annual Regular Grant from Institutions, Prvate Sponsors, Revenue from Tickets from Electronic Advertising or any other form. In cooperation with Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce (HACC).



October 16, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

The South Street Seaport Museum Presents
The Seafaring Cats of Gotham
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6:30pm
Melville Gallery

The South Street Seaport Museum presents The Seafaring Cats of Gotham, a book talk with author Peggy Gavan on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Melville Gallery at 213 Water Street.

The evening will feature true tales of ships, sailors, and their mascot cats in early 20th-century Manhattan and Brooklyn. Peggy Gavan, author of The Cat Men of Gotham: Tales of Feline Friendships in Old New York, will wind the audience through the piers and streets of Old New York as she tells amazing stories of the sailors, dock workers, and ship captains of Gotham and the ship cats they adopted and came to love.

For more information, visit https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/talks-at-the-seaport-museum/.

Tickets are $5 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10464162. Doors open at 6:15pm and a reception will follow the talk.

Melville Gallery | 213 Water Street.


 

October 14, 2019

Upcoming Events:

For the activist in us all:

JANE FONDA LAUNCHES “FIRE DRILL FRIDAYS”
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE DEMANDING URGENT ACTION TO BATTLE CLIMATE CHANGE
Join Her Every Friday Thru Mid-January 11AM/EDT
U.S. Capitol Building’s Southeast Lawn

Inspired by Young Climate Strikers, She Invites
Celebrities, Experts & Impacted Communities to

Message:
“Our House is on Fire”
We need Immediate Action for a Green New Deal--Clean Renewable Energy by 2030
& No New Exploration for and Extraction of Fossil Fuels

Jane Fonda, demanding urgent action on a Green New Deal—clean, renewable energy, creating new good jobs and protecting communities—and an end to all new fossil fuel exploration and drilling, will commit civil disobedience at the U.S. Capitol Building. She will be joined at every “Fire Drill Friday” through at least mid-January by celebrities, scientists, economists and people from impacted communities who will speak and some of whom will invite arrest.

Inspired by the growing movement of young climate strikers, Fonda decided to move to the nation’s capital for four months to take up their baton. The effort aims to spur action to avert what the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls irreversible climate disaster if atmospheric CO2 warms the planet by another 1.5 to 2 degrees Centigrade in the next 11 years.
"Change is coming by design or by disaster. A Green New Deal that transitions off fossil fuels provides the design. They say it’s not realistic, that it’s Socialism. That’s what they said about Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, and we got Social Security and a middle class,” said Fonda.

Speakers at this event preceding civil disobedience in addition to Ms. Fonda include:

Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director, US Climate Action Network
Jerome Foster, high school senior and climate striker, Washington, DC
Naomi Klein, activist, filmmaker, award-winning author and Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University
Annie Leonard, Executive Director, Greenpeace USA
Dr. Sarah Steingraber, biologist and award-winning author
Kerene N. Tayloe, Esq., Director of Federal Legislative Affairs, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Live-streamed teach-ins will be held each Thursday night, beginning October 17th, and feature interviews with experts who will discuss and answer questions about each different aspect of climate change that is the focus of the next day’s action.

“Fire Drill Fridays” call on all Americans to vote, speak and act in support of the demands listed below and aligned with those of the youth-led climate strikers strikewithus.org

VOTE for the climate in every election up and down the ballot. Vote for candidates who are in favor of a Green New Deal and a bold and responsible transition from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy.

SPEAK to candidates or elected officials. Tell them that climate can't wait. Call them, sign petitions and go to their town halls. Write letters to the editor of your local paper. Put your money where your mouth is: divest from fossil fuel companies and invest in a sustainable future.

ACT: Join an organization working for real climate solutions. March, protest and recruit your friends to join. Listen and show up for communities most impacted by climate change and, if you can, put your body on the line.

DEMANDS

A Green New Deal

• Transform our economy to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030 and phase out all fossil fuel extraction through a just and equitable transition, creating millions of good jobs
• A halt to all leasing and permitting for fossil fuel extraction, processing and infrastructure projects immediately in order to avoid a lock-in of increased emissions as we work together for a responsible transition to clean, renewable energy.
Respect of Indigenous Land and Sovereignty
• Honor the treaties protecting Indigenous lands, waters, and sovereignty by the immediate halt of all construction, leasing and permitting for resource extraction, processing and infrastructure projects affecting or on Indigenous lands
• Recognize the Rights of Nature into law to protect our sacred ecosystems and align human law with natural law to ban resource extraction in defense of our environment and people

Environmental Justice
• A transition that invests in prosperity for communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution
• Welcoming those displaced by the cumulative effects of the climate crisis, economic inequality, violence, and lack of opportunity
Protection and Restoration of Biodiversity
• Protection and restoration of at least 30% of the world's lands and oceans including a halt to all deforestation by 2030
Implementation of Sustainable Agriculture
• Investment in farmers and regenerative agriculture and an end to subsidies for industrial agriculture.

Southeast lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, across from the Library of Congress and near intersection of First St & Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC



October 13, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
The Writer-Producer Speed Date
Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
797 Studios

Theater Resources Unlimited presents the Writer-Producer Speed Date, a unique opportunity to pitch a project to a roomful of New York producers and artistic directors on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at the newly opened 797 Studios, 797 Eighth Avenue (betw. 48th and 49th), 3rd floor, NYC. Submission deadline: October 4, 2019. Session 1: coaching at 4:30, pitching at 5:30; Session 2: coaching at 5:30, pitching at 6:30. Followed by wine and refreshments and a chance to socialize with fellow writers and the producers. To apply: https://truonline.org/events/speed-date-10-13-19/ and email to TRUStaff1@gmail.com. ($85.00 for non-members, $75 for TRU Members, with additional collaborator at $30.)

You meet a producer at a party and have two minutes to interest him in your work. Do you have the skills to sell yourself? Here's a chance to practice your pitching with real producers who are open to and interested in meeting you. Okay, they probably won't option you on the spot, but they'll give you valuable feedback about your work and your ability to talk about it. And you'll have the opportunity to start developing a relationship. And that's what this business is all about. Relationships.

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

797 Studios | 797 Eighth Avenue
(betw. 48th and 49th), 3rd floor


October 12, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

New York Butoh Institute in association with
Theater for the New City
Present
New York Butoh Institute Festival 19
Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 &
October 24-26 at 8pm
Sunday October 20 at 3pm
Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm.
October 10-27, 2019
Theater for the New City

New York Butoh Institute presents the New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 from Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Theater for the New City. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese performance art form butoh.

Curated by New York Butoh Institute's founder Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of Butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as seven nights of groundbreaking performances presented at Theater for the New City. The festival will conclude on Sunday, October 27 with a lecture and short film celebrating the founder of butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata, and the 60 years of this historical and revolutionary art form as it continues to evolve into the 21st century.

The New York Butoh Festival 19 will take place at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, NYC. Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 and October 24-26 at 8pm, Sunday October 20 at 3pm, Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm.

Tickets are $18-$20, and can be purchased by phone at (212) 254-1109 or online at https://butohfest-19.eventbrite.com/. The lecture on Sunday, October 27 is free and open to the public.


Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue, NYC

 




Another New York Cool Tip:

CUNY Dance Initiative and
Kinesis Project dance theatre
Present
Breathing with Strangers
A site-specific, multidisciplinary performance
October 12, 2019 at 2pm and 4pm
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

The CUNY Dance Initiative and Kinesis Project dance theatre will present the site-specific dance performance Breathing with Strangers on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2pm and 4pm, at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at https://snug-harbor.org/pass/.

For more information, visit https://www.kinesisproject.com.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden | 1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY


 

October 10 - 13, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

The 2019 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL:
A FOUR-DAY SPECTACULAR PRESENTING 70 COMPANIES FROM NEW YORK & AROUND THE WORLD
October 10th 7pm OPENING NIGHT GALA
October 11th 7pm & 9pm Festival Performances
October 12th / 2pm. 4pm, 6pm & 8pm Festival Performances
October 13th / 12 - 1:15pm Kids Can Dance Modern Dance class
October 13th / 1:30 –3:00 pm Family Friendly Program
October 13th / 4pm & 6pm Festival Performances
October 13th / 8:00pm GRAND FINALE
Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter

Committed to developing dance as an important art form, WHITE WAVE scours the globe in search of the most innovative of today's dance makers, both emerging and established, and brings them to Brooklyn for one extended weekend of 11 different programs. For four nights and three days, dance lovers will experience a veritable cornucopia of the best of contemporary dance. DDF is committed to advancing the best of dance by providing on-stage and be-hind-the-scene opportunities for 70 dance troupes from across America and around the globe, allowing audiences to experience, first-hand, the incomparable vitality of the New York dance scene.
WHITE WAVE provides both nascent and seasoned choreographers and companies with an encouraging environment where they can create, collaborate, and present new works in the undisputed capital of world dance, New York City.

Tickets: General Admission: $15

Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter
29 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, 11201
DIRECTION: Just one train stop from downtown Manhattan, accessible from the F train at York Street; and A, C trains at High Street.

 


October 10, 2019

New York Cool Tips:

Violinist Aisha Syed, Heritage World Tour
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 8:30 PM
Carnegie Hall

After her acclaimed sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, first-class Dominican violinist, Aisha Syed, returns to Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. The performance is part of her Heritage World Tour which takes her to 11 countries across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It comprises a conglomerate of pieces that form her musical identity as a Dominican with an Indian background growing up in the United Kingdom who later moved to the United States. Syed has been hailed as the “future of classical music in the Dominican Republic” by Maestro Carlos Piantini.

Program:
Still: Suite for Violin and Piano
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Khachaturian: "Ayesha's Dance" from Gayaneh
Granados: Spanish Dance No. 5 (arr. Kreisler)
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28
Wieniawski: Original Theme and Variations in A Major, Op. 15
Albéniz: Tango (arr. Elman)
Rafael Solano: Una Primavera para el Mundo
Kreisler: “Danse Orientale” (after Rimsky-Korsakov)
Gardel: Por Una Cabeza (arr. John Williams)
Coleridge-Taylor Deep River (arr. Powell)
Bernstein: Selections from West Side Story (arr. Enrique Penaforte)

Artists:
Aisha Syed, violin
Martin Labazevitch, piano

Tickets: $125-150; $75 for students and seniors
Use code ABC32456 for 25% off!

Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall | 881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019
212.247.7800
info@carnegiehall.org



Dumbo Dance Festival
WHITE WAVE Dance Gala
Thursday, October 10th
7PM: Ceremony & Gala Performance
8:30PM: Buffet Dinner & Party

THE 2019 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL will kick off with WHITE WAVE’s Opening Night GALA Celebration. The evening will be hosted by a guest celebrity (TBA). We have selected two of our most distinguished supporters to honor the great impact they have had in furthering our mission this year. Their opening remarks will be followed by seven stunning contemporary dance troupes: Alessandra Corona Performing Works, Company | E, Patrick O’Brien Dance Project, Thryn Saxon and Brad Beakes, Buglisi Dance Theater, Jennifer Muller / The Works, WHITE WAVE Dance.
Afterwards, the audience will enjoy a reception with a buffet dinner of exotic Korean cuisine and a fabulous raffle (including gourmet wine baskets, “dinner for two” at local DUMBO eateries and much more)!


Tickets are $100 and $250 (VIP seating) per person; all proceeds raised will directly offset WHITE WAVE’s production costs for our 2019/20 Season.

More info at 718-855-8822 or wwyskdc@gmail.com

Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter
29 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, 11201
DIRECTION: Just one train stop from downtown Manhattan, accessible from the F train at York Street; and A, C trains at High Street.


October 4-6, 2019

New York Cool Tips:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
The Washington Ballet: NEXTsteps
With John Heginbotham, Jessica Lang,
and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3pm and 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The Washington Ballet: NEXTsteps with Jessica Lang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and John Heginbotham Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3pm and 7:30pm.

Globally acclaimed ballerina and Artistic Director of The Washington BalletJulie Kent discusses new works commissioned for The WashingtonBallet by globally recognized choreographers Jessica Lang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and John Heginbotham.Audiences will have the exclusive opportunity to experience performance excerpts and watch a live rehearsal prior to the October 23 world premiere in Washington, DC.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


 

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
selected to present Crossroads at
American Dance Guild Festival 2019
SHAPING THE NOW-DANCE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
October 4, 2019 at 8pm
Ailey Citigroup Theater

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre is proud to have been selected as one of several modern dance companies to present work at the annual American Dance Guild Festival 2019 SHAPING THE NOW-DANCE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, on October 4, 2019 at 8pm at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC.

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will perform an excerpt of their latest evening-length work, Crossroads, which premiered in June 2019. Crossroads explores forging into unchartered waters and that tumultuous process of self-discovery. Inspired by the work of Magritte and Escher, Selwyn collaborated with scenic & costume designer, Anna-Alisa Belous to shape a surrealistic landscape that highlights these lingering moments at the crossroads, choosing one path or another, and how these moments steer the course of our lives.


Tickets are $10-25

Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC



The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents
PRELUDE 2019: Riotous Excursions
OCTOBER 3, 4, and 5
CUNY Graduate Center

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 3, 4, and 5 at The Graduate Center, CUNY, The City University of New York, curated by David Bruin & Sanaz Ghajar in collaboration with Frank Hentschker, produced by Sami Pyne.

Since 2003, the PRELUDE Festival has given audiences a first look at new work and ideas by groundbreaking theatre and performance artists based in New York City. PRELUDE has presented the work of more than 300 artists, including Annie Dorsen, Jackie Sibbles Drury, Half Straddle, Lucas Hnath, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Young Jean Lee, Taylor Mac, and Nature Theater of Oklahoma alongside legendary figures such as Richard Foreman, Marina Abramovic, The Living Theatre, Charles Mee, and many more.

Visit www.PRELUDEnyc.org for more information.

All are free of charge and open to the public. First come, first served.

CUNY Graduate Center | 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. www.theSegalCenter.org


LYONS WIER GALLERY
JAMES GORTNER
Myths and Mirrors
Exhibition Dates: October 3 - November 2, 2019
Artist's Reception: Thursday, October 3rd, 6-8
pm
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am-6pm

Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present "Myths and Mirrors" by James Gortner.

Gortner continues to refine and expand on subjects and forms he has explored throughout his career, all the while pushing his work into new terrain. The artist views the exhibition as a significant opportunity to lay bare and test what his paintings can do within these new environments. The unique qualities of Gortner's work will be highlighted within the gallery, where his investigations of scale, color, and composition will be fully on display.

Lyons Wier Gallery | 542 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
Tel: +1 (212) 242 6220
Email: gallery@lyonswiergallery.com
Website: www.lyonswiergallery.com
Instagram: lyonswiergallery / Twitter: lwgallery


 

October 3, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Megan Phillips & Aaron Gold
You Are Not Your Anxiety Show
Thursday October 3rd, 2019. 7:00PM & 8:30PM
Magnet Theater

On October 3rd, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an improvised comedy uniting improvisers and artists battling depression and mental illness, teams up with THE ANXIETY SHOW, a Canadian alt dark variety comedy show exploring different mental health disorders, as told by comedians, musicians, storytellers, and others firsthand, to make a ONE-NIGHT-ONLY DOUBLE BILL FUNDRAISER for Vibrant Emotional Health (the parent company behind the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, NYC Well, and other NYC-based life-saving initiatives).

Tickets: yanatas.com More Information: www.meganphillips.com www.aarongold.com

The Magnet Theatre | 254 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
(Between 7th & 8th Avenue)
(212) 244-8824




October 2, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Crossing the Line
RADIO PERFORMANCE
NY PremiereRadio Live
Aurélie Charon, Caroline Gillet,
and Amélie Bonnin
Wed, Oct 2 at 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Radio Live is a unique radio-performance
that frames moving conversations about
harnessing the power of social change within
a lively and experimental setting. In English.

Buy Tickets

FIAF Florence Gould Hall | 55 E 59th St, New York, NY



September 30, 2019
(I have been out of town and the internet was not cooperating in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean so there was a gap in coverage.)

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
Works & Process Rotunda Project:
Dance Theatre of Harlem at 50
Monday, September 30, 2019 at 6:30pm & 8:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Works & Process Rotunda Project: Dance Theatre of Harlem at 50 on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 6:30pm & 8:30pm.

Founded in 1969, the Dance Theatre of Harlem made its 1971 official New York debut in the rotunda with a performance that included founder Arthur Mitchell's Tones. To celebrate the Guggenheim building's 60th and Dance Theatre of Harlem's 50th anniversaries, Works & Process will present a Rotunda Project with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The company will pay tribute to its history with the TONES II, a restaging of Tones by former DTH principal ballerina Lorraine Graves with assistance from former principal ballerina Caroline Rocher, set to music by Tania León; the first three themes from choreographer George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments, with music by Paul Hindemith; and Dance Theatre of Harlem Resident Choreographer Robert Garland's Nyman String Quartet #2, with music by Michael Nyman.

Doors will open at 6pm for the 6:30pm performance and at 8pm for the 8:30pm performance.

There will be no preperformance cocktail hour at The Wright or postperformance artist reception in the rotunda following the performances.

TICKETS & VENUE
Floor seating: $100, $95 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Ramp standing: $60, $55 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


September 23, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet
Climate: Movement for Change
September 23-25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
The Ailey Citigroup Theater

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet will perform Climate: Movement for Change, a trio of climate-inspired works, at The Ailey Citigroup Theater on September 23-25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of the high-profile New York Climate Week which starts with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Summit 2019.

MOVEIUS’ work explores the intersection of policy and performance, thanks to the unique background of Artistic Director Diana Movius, who trained under Charlotte Ballet’s Patricia McBride, and who has conducted climate policy work for the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Center for Clean Air Policy.

Climate: Movement for Change features a trio of pieces that unite art and activism. GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet, which imagines dancers as melting polar ice caps, Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall, plays off Stravinsky’s score to explore the 2008 financial collapse, and a new piece, tentatively titled Ground Control (working title), is inspired by the first pictures taken of Earth from space.

Tickets

The Ailey Citigroup Theater | 405 W 55th Street at 9th Avenue


September 22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

THE WAIT ROOM
presented by the Sing Sing Prison Museum and Flyaway Productions
Sept. 20 at 8 PM; Sept. 21 at 3 & 8 PM; Sept. 22 at 3 PM
Outside of Sing Sing Correctional Facility


San Francisco's Flyaway Productions and the Sing Sing Prison Museum present "The Wait Room," a performance installation that exposes the physical, psychic, and emotional burden of incarceration for women with imprisoned loved ones. Creator Jo Kreiter is a recipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, and is the first choreographer named as a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 2017 Artist as Activist Fellow.

Concert is free to the public. Information at 914.236.5407

Performance will take place at a site just outside the walls of Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York

Sing Sing Correctional Facility | 354 Hunter St | Ossining, NY | 10562



September 20, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
In conjunction with Community Board 7/Manhattan
Presents
The 2nd Annual Spot for Dance Festival
A Movement Site Activation and Community Zone
Friday, September 20, 2019 from 2-7pm
SCHEDULE
2:00-7:00pm Community Zone Open Hours
2:00-2:30pm Community Zone/Climate Networking
2:30-3:00pm Qigong Workshop
3:00-3:30pm Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
3:30-3:45pm Sokolow Ensemble
3:45-3:55pm Aviva Geismar
3:55-4:05pm Nicole McClam
4:05-4:30pm Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
4:30-5:15pm Dances for a Variable Population
5:15-5:30pm Sokolow Ensemble
5:30-5:40pm Aviva Geismar
5:40-5:50pm Nicole McClam
5:50-6:30pm Jody Sperling Time Lapse Dance
6:30-7:00pm Climate Strike Solidarity Action Jam
Four curbside parking spaces on the West Side of Broadway between 100th & 101st Streets.

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, in conjunction with Community Board 7/Manhattan presents the 2nd Annual Spot for Dance Festival, a Movement Site Activation and Community Zone, on the occasion of both International Parking Day and the Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 2-7pm. The location is four curbside parking spaces on the West Side of Broadway between 100th & 101st Streets. All programs are free. For more information visit: http://timelapsedance.com/events/parkingday2019.

Parking Day is an annual global event where citizens, artists, and activists transform curbside parking spots into public space. By drawing attention to the allocation of city land to private car storage--a hidden-in-plain sight subsidy for CO2-emitting vehicles--Parking Day helps the public creatively imagine a more sustainable and vibrant future.

Four curbside parking spaces on the West Side of Broadway between 100th & 101st Streets.


KEIKO FUJII DANCE COPANY
September 19-21 at 8 PM
Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at Gibney Dance

Dancer/choreographer Keiko Fujii returns from Osaka for the U.S. premiere of her "Tamashii No Tibiki II" (Soul Vibrations). Fujii will be joined on stage by ten New York-based dancers, and music will be played live by renowned taiko drummer Kenny Endo. Fujii also uses taped music by Hiroshi Kubo, tsugaru shamisen player/composer. The performance is part of Gibney's POP series.

Tickets: $20
Reservations: 646.837.6809 or www.gibneydance.org/perfomances

Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center | 53A Chambers Street.



Another New York Cool Tip:

THE WAIT ROOM
presented by the Sing Sing Prison Museum and Flyaway Productions
Sept. 20 at 8 PM; Sept. 21 at 3 & 8 PM; Sept. 22 at 3 PM
Outside of Sing Sing Correctional Facility


San Francisco's Flyaway Productions and the Sing Sing Prison Museum present "The Wait Room," a performance installation that exposes the physical, psychic, and emotional burden of incarceration for women with imprisoned loved ones. Creator Jo Kreiter is a recipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, and is the first choreographer named as a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 2017 Artist as Activist Fellow.

Concert is free to the public. Information at 914.236.5407

Performance will take place at a site just outside the walls of Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York

Sing Sing Correctional Facility | 354 Hunter St | Ossining, NY | 10562




September 19, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
AMERICAN FACTORY
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
7:30 PM: Doors Open
8:00 PM: Live Music from Laura Cantrell | 8:30 PM: Film Begins | 10:00 PM: Q&A | 10:30 PM: After-Party
THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY

From Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, A Lion in the House, Seeing Red) comes American Factory, a Netflix Original Documentary presented by Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. The acclaimed film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans still recovering from the effects of the 2008 recession. Working side-by-side with experienced Chinese workers, the locals are optimistic about the future for the first time in almost a decade. But early days of hope give way to setbacks as high-tech China collides with working-class America, and issues of language and culture become seemingly insurmountable walls between clashing factions.

FREE WITH RSVP
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-films-american-factory-tickets-70520499713?aff=website

The Old American Can Factory | 232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215


Another New York Cool Tip:

Ecstatic Music: Alarm Will Sound: The Hunger
Thursday September 19th. 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Merkin Concert Hall


Alarm Will Sound, “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene” (The New York Times), tours the concert version of Donnacha Dennehy’s modern cantata The Hunger to Merkin Hall in collaboration with Irish Arts Center on September 19, 2019, part of Ecstatic Music’s 10th anniversary season. Rooted in the emotional, political, and socioeconomic devastation of Ireland’s Great Famine (1845-52), The Hunger features Alarm Will Sound with soprano Katherine Manley and sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird. The Irish folk music narrative is interwoven with personal, historical accounts, where the libretto principally draws from first-hand accounts by Asenath Nicholson, an American humanitarian so moved by the waves of immigrants arriving in New York that she travelled to Ireland to report from the cabins of starving families.

Tickets $15-$35. For more information visit https://www.alarmwillsound.com/event/new-york-ny-21/.


Merkin Concert Hall | 129 W 67th Street New York, NY 10036


Another New York Cool Tip:

South Street Seaport Museum
2019 Fall Celebration
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6pm
South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum announces its 2019 Fall Celebration in recognition of five decades of volunteerism at the South Street Seaport Museum on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6pm with presenting sponsor, Howard Hughes. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NY, NY 10038. For more information please visit: https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/2019fallcelebration/.

Join us aboard the historic 1885 tall ship Wavertree to celebrate New York's connection to the water-past, present, and future and to recognize five decades of volunteerism at the South Street Seaport Museum. Cocktail or business attire. This is an outdoor shipboard event; please plan your footwear accordingly.

Sponsorships begin at $2500. Please contact Jared Madnick at development@seany.org or (212) 748-8694.


The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NY, NY 10038




September 17, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

THE CONSTITUTION BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Four more performances at Behind the Door
Beginning on Constitution Day, September 17, 2019.
THE CONSTITUTION: A SECULAR ORATORIO
By Benjamin Yarmolinsky
Four Performances Only
Tuesday, September 17 (Constitution Day), 2019, 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:00 pm
Behind the Door

Vertical Player Repertory premiered The Constitution, A Secular Oratorio, by American composer Benjamin Yarmolinsky in June 2019 for two sold-out performances. A setting for chorus and soloists of substantial portions of the United States Constitution, including highlights of Articles 1-7, the Bill of Rights, and subsequent amendments, the premiere of this timely new work will be extended for four more performances in September, in VPR's original staging and with the original cast of 24 singers accompanied by piano.

The U.S. Constitution and the structure of the U.S. government have been much in the forefront of recent news. We invite you to revisit our democracy's rule book in a new way, and reflect on the rights it guarantees. Yarmolinsky, a composer called "wildly eclectic" by The New York Times, specializes in tackling legal texts, for example, the Miranda Rights, the IRS 1040, and the transcripts of the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings set as an opera (Clarence & Anita). In this oratorio, he draws from the history of American and European music, combining jazzy rhythms, blues, folk, gospel, and Handelian flourishes, to give voice to the Constitution's iconic words in a clear, vigorous, unexpectedly humorous, and highly singable style.

OperaWire called The Constitution "one of the most unique and fascinating works in New York" and included it on the national list of "5 Operas to See." Parterre Box praised VPR's "lively, impassioned performances," and "nuanced, vibrant interpretation of the composer

General Admission $35 / Premium Front Row Seating $60
http://constitutionrevival.brownpapertickets.com

Behind the Door | 219 Court Street
Brooklyn NY 11201
F and G trains to Bergen Street and 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains to Borough Hall


Rooftop Films
FP FILMMAKER LAB 2019
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
7:00 PM Doors Open
7:45 PM Live Music from Locobeach
8:15 PM Showcase Begins
9:30 PM Q&A
FORT GREENE PARK

The IFP Filmmaker Labs Showcase gives audiences a first look at exciting new films, before their festival premieres. This outdoor screening features excerpts from the ten narrative and ten documentary films participating in the 2019 IFP Filmmaker Labs, which are dedicated to filmmakers in post-production on their first feature-length films.
RSVP

FREE WITH RSVP
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-films-ifp-filmmaker-lab-2019-tickets-70168466773?aff=website

FORT GREENE PARK | Myrtle Ave & N Portland Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11205




September 16, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
THE EYESLICER: SEASON TWO — WORLD PREMIERE
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:00 PM: Live Music
8:30 PM: Films Begin
9:45 PM: Intermission
10:45 PM: Q&A
11:00 PM: After Party
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

During this screening, the cult secret TV show will world-premiere a night of new work commissioned as part of their new 13-episode second season. Taken together, these new shorts represent the vanguard of radical independent filmmaking.

BUY TICKETS

GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY | 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232


September 15, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
The National Ballet of Canada:
Orpheus Alive by Robert Binet and Missy Mazzoli
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The National Ballet of Canada: Orpheus Alive by Robert Binet and Missy Mazzoli, moderated by Wendy Whelan on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3pm.

Orpheus Alive retells the tragic myth of Orpheus, casting the titular character as a woman; Eurydice, Orpheus' fallen lover, as a man; and audience members as gods of the underworld who hold Orpheus's fate in their hands. Choreographed by Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada, and featuring a commissioned score by acclaimed composer Missy Mazzoli, Orpheus Alive is a story of love, loss, and an extraordinary artist facing the limits of his mortality. Company dancers and the Mivos Quartet perform excerpts, and New York City Ballet Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan moderates a discussion with Binet, Mazzoli, and dramaturg Rosamund Smallabout the creative process before the ballet's world premiere in Toronto.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


September 14, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

New York Shakespeare Exchange
ShakesBEER turns 30!
September 7 & 14 from 3-6pm
Begins in Alphabet City at The Donnybrook (35 Clinton St, Manhattan) with check-in at 2:30pm and moves to Parkside Lounge, C Lounge, and Mama's Bar.

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) announces the 30th consecutive NYC original Shakespearean Pub Crawl: ShakesBEER turns 30! on September 7 & 14, 2019 from 3-6 PM. The crawl begins in Alphabet City at The Donnybrook (35 Clinton St, Manhattan) with check-in at 2:30pm and moves to Parkside Lounge, C Lounge, and Mama's Bar.

Tickets are $49and are available at https://shakesbeer.brownpapertickets.com/. Tickets include performance and four drinks (beer, wine, and select cocktails). $25 "sober" tickets are also available, which include admission only.

Begins in Alphabet City at The Donnybrook (35 Clinton St, Manhattan) with check-in at 2:30pm and moves to Parkside Lounge, C Lounge, and Mama's Bar.



Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Philharmonic
The Art of the Score
Alec Baldwin, Artistic Advisor
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Friday, September 13, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

NEW YORK PREMIERES OF SCORES PERFORMED LIVE TO COMPLETE FILMS

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
Score by John WILLIAMS
September 11–12, 2019

PSYCHO
Score by Bernard HERRMANN
September 13–14, 2019

The New York Philharmonic will present the seventh season of The Art of the Score, September 11–14, 2019, featuring two New York Premiere screenings, both conducted by Richard Kaufman: Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind in Concert, with John Williams’s score performed live to the film, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho in Concert, with Bernard Herrmann’s score performed live to the film. Actor and Philharmonic Board Member Alec Baldwin returns as Artistic Advisor of The Art of the Score, which explores some of the most distinctive uses of music in film.

Tickets
Single tickets start at $45. (Ticket prices subject to change.)Tickets to the New York Philharmonic performances may be purchased online at nyphil.org or by calling (212) 875-5656, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Tickets may also be purchased at the David Geffen Hall Box Office. The Box Office opens at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. On performance evenings, the Box Office closes one-half hour after performance time; other evenings it closes at 6:00 p.m.

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center



Another New York Cool Tip:

Inaugural New AIR Festival
Friday & Saturday, Sept. 14 & 15 at 8:00 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute


Tenri Cultural Center Concert series to present outstanding artists from music and technology residencies at Harvestworks

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, in collaboration with violinist/composer Mari Kimura, will inaugurate a new concert series, "New AIR Festival," September 14 and 15 at Tenri Cultural Center, 43 West 13th Street, Manhattan (West Village). The event features outstanding artists from the music and technology residencies at Harvestworks in New York City.

The Harvestworks Residency Programs provide an environment for experimentation where teams of artists, engineers and designers focus on building custom computer programs and new instruments to perform contemporary music. A staff of engineers employ complex engineering concepts in collaboration with the artists, who bring artistic and philosophical creativity and inquiry to the process. This festival highlights some of the finest artists from this program. (see:
www.harvestworks.org/category/residencies)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 - NEW AIR FESTIVAL: QUBIT/KIMURA Qubit (https://qubitmusic.com),is a collective of composers and sound artists who curate and produce events that feature innovative applications of technology in music. Two composers from the group, David Bird and Alec Hall, will share the evening with Mari Kimura (http://www.marikimura.com), who is at the forefront of violinists who are extending the technical and expressive capabilities of the instrument.

Alec Hall will perform new works based on techniques for the electric violin that create a sound world that moves beyond the instrument itself, toward a more digital aesthetic, while still being totally produced by traditional violin techniques. David Bird will perform a live electronics set featuring selections from a large scale electro-acoustic work "Synonymic," which explores a synth-laden retro-futuristic sound world comprised of off-kilter samples and computer generated sound.

Mari Kimura, the renowned violinist/composer who is best known for her use of subharmonics and interactive motion sensor technologies, will perform two pieces: "Harmonic Constellations: abridged version" (2016) by composer Michael Harrison and her own composition, "Rossby Waving"
(2017), which uses her prototype motion sensor system, MUGIC.

Tickets: Fri, 9/14: Qubit & Mari Kimura: $20 / $15 students/seniors Sat, 9/15: String Noise & Kristen Norderval: $20 / $15 students/seniors Buy tickets: http://www.harvestworks.org/sept-15-new-air-festival or call 800-838-3006 (Brown Paper Tickets)
SPECIAL: 2-day tickets: $30

Tenri Cultural Institute | 43A W 13th St, New York, NY 10011


Another New York Cool Tip:
Kathryn Posin Dance Company
Friday at 8 PM
Saturday at 4 & 8 PM
September 13 & 14
92nd Street Y

The Kathryn Posin Dance Company has been invited to open the 2019-20 Season of the 92nd St. Y, and will present three Posin premieres: "Evolution: The Letters of Charles Darwin;" "Triple Sextet,' set to Steve Reich's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Double Sextet," and "Memoir," a new solo to J.S. Bach for Lance Westergard, noted dancer and company co-founder.

Tickets: $35 at the door; $25 in advance
212.415.5500 or www.92y.org

92nd Street Y | 1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd St.)




September 13, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College
In collaboration with Mari Meade Dance Collective
Present the World Premiere of
Immigration Stories
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:30pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

The CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Mari Meade Dance Collective/MMDC, present the World Premiere of immigration stories on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC.

immigration stories, a series of dances based on true experiences about relocating to the United States, opens up the vastly different paths people take to come this country. What began with a frustrating phone call for choreographer Mari Meade to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has evolved into a full evening of personal stories, music and dance. From a young man who was born in Germany and lived in Ghana before making his way to New York, to a Russian woman who moved to Florida as a teenager, these individual stories expand the conversation around immigration in this highly politicized time. Weaving together interviews with original compositions by Rosana Caban, Domenico Curcio, and Eran Sabo, with additional music by Chino Amobi, immigration stories combines words and movement to question assumptions around cultural identity and what being "American" might really mean.

immigration stories is choreographed by Mari Meade with costumes by Emily Petry, and performed by Allison Beler, Breanna Gribble, Misuzu Hara, Sean Hatch, Morgan Hurst, Isaac Owens, Or Reitman, and Roza Savelyeva.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors) and can be purchased online at www.bit.ly/mmdc_immigrationstories or at the door the night of the performance.

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College | 524 W. 59th Street, NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
GATES OF HEAVEN | FREE WITH RSVP
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Films Begin
10:30 PM: After-Party
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

The Museum of Modern Art wraps up its season long partnership with Rooftop Films with an evening of experimental and non-fiction film in Green-Wood Cemetery. Standish Lawder’s creepy and fascinating Necrology kicks off the evening, followed by Errol Morris’s now-classic examination of life, after-life and capitalism, Gates of Heaven.
RSVP

FREE WITH RSVP

GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY | 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232


Another New York Cool Tip:

Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet
September 13 at 8 PM; September 14 at 7:30 PM
City Center Studios


Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet celebrates its 15th anniversary Season with the World Premiere of a new (as yet untitled) ballet set to music by contemporary German composer Wolfgang Rihm. The performances open a New York festival of Rihm's music, organized by Munich native Magloire in collaboration with the German Consulate New York.

Tickets: $33; $19 for students/seniors
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com


City Center Studio 5 | 130 West 56 St., (bet. 6th & 7th Avenues)


September 11, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

The 9th Annual TABLE OF SILENCE PROJECT 9/11
September 11, 8:15 AM
Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza

Jacqulyn Buglisi's Buglisi Dance Theatre is proud to be asked back for the 9th annual Table of Silence Project 9/11, performed around the Revson Fountain on the Plaza. Led by Buglisi Dance Theatre joined by 150+ dancers, the exquisite ritual is a public tribute to 9/11 and a prayer for peace, conceived and choreographed by artistic director Jacqulyn Buglisi. The event begins at 8:15 AM and concludes precisely at 8:46 AM, the moment that the first plane struck the North Tower.

Admission is free

Information at 212.719.3301


The Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center | 64th Street & Columbus Avenue



September 10, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rhoman Ruins
by Joshua Goode
Opening Tuesday, September 10, 6-8pm
Exhibition September 10-October 15
Ivy Brown Gallery

Ivy Brown Gallery invites you to explore the mystery and intrigue behind Joshua Goode’s ‘Rhoman Ruins’ opening Tuesday, September 10, 6-8pm.

Few know that the origins of the Bermuda Triangle myth began in New York City on a triangular piece of land that eventually became the foundation of the Triangle Building in the Meatpacking District.

Mystery and intrigue has long surrounded the Triangle Building, but the truly fantastical stories pre-date the building by thousands of years to the time of the ancient Aurora-Rhomans. Joshua Goode is currently excavating the ruins of a pre-historic zoo deep below the foundations of the Triangle Building that held creatures believed to live solely in the imagination. Majestic bronze sculptures of these mythical creatures and ornate altarpieces were left as prayer offerings which also included ritual human sacrifice.

The Native Americans were familiar with these legends and shared them with the European settlers but as time went on the Europeans were eager to distance themselves from the curious creatures and sacrifices and pushed the mystique to the far south and Bermuda. But the stories still live on in our collective memory and reflections remain in today’s popular culture.

Ivy Brown Gallery in the historic Triangle Building will reveal some of these fantastical discoveries of the original mysterious triangle to the public for the first time.

Ivy Brown Gallery––Bringing unusual art to the people.
www.ivybrowngallery.org

Ivy Brown Gallery | 675 Hudson St., 4th Floor, NYC, NY 10014
Gallery hours by appointment: ivyjeannebrown@gmail.com
PH: 212-925-1111


September 9, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Prior to its New York premiere at MCC Theater, playwright Theresa Rebeck and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel take audiences into the kitchen of their fit-for-foodies comedy as cast members perform highlights.

Harry, a brilliant and hot-headed chef, scores a mention in a food magazine, and his business partner sees profits finally within reach.The only problem is Harry refuses to serve his masterpiece for the masses. Mix in a shrewd restaurant consultant and a waiter with dreams of his own and it all goes to hell in this hilarious and insightful new play that asks us to consider where art ends and commerce begins.

Seared begins performances on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street). The cast will star W. Tré Davis ("Valor"), four-time Tony Award® nominee Raúl Esparza (Company), David Mason (Trick or Treat), and Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening). Tickets are now on sale and available at mcctheater.org/seared.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


September 8, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Ramiro Sandoval's
En El Ojo De La Aguja
Sunday 9/8 at 7 pm - Official Opening
Wednesday 9/11 at 7 pm;
Thursday 9/12 at 7 pm;
Friday 9/13 at 7 pm,
Saturday 9/14 at 7 pm;
Sunday 9/15 at 7 pm.
Friday 9/20 at 7 pm;
Saturday 9/21 at 7 pm;
Sunday 9/22 at 7 pm.
The Tank

The new Spanish language world premiere of
coming in September to The Tank, is an exploration of conflict resolution, or lack thereof. Last January, when the show was done in English, it was extremely well received, so Tabula Rasa is bringing it back in Spanish, making the messaging all that more profound.

TABULA RASA NYC THEATER AND PERFORMANCE LAB is pleased to announce the world premiere production in Spanish (with English supertitles) of their collective creative collaboration EN EL OJO DE LA AGUJA (In the Eye of the Needle), written and directed by Ramiro Antonio Sandoval in association with Johanna Bock (Spanish translation is based on a free interpretation by Edna Lee Figueroa from the English original). EN EL OJO DE LA AGUJA will play a three-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s The Tank (312 West 36th Street, NYC). Performances begin Saturday, September 7 and continue through Sunday, September 22. Opening Night is Sunday, September 8 (7 p.m.).

Tickets are $30 ($20 students/senior) and are now available online at www.TheTankNYC.org. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater a half hour prior to performances.

Running Time: 75 minutes

Website: www.tabularasatheater.org or https://www.thetanknyc.org/calendar-1/2019/9/7/en-el-ojo-de-la-aguja-in-the-eye-of-the-needle-3f846-wrjxl

The Tank | 312 West 36th Street, NYC


 

September 7, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Circle of Sisters Expo
Saturday, September 7th 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Jacob Javits Convention Center


The annual Circle of Sisters Expo returns to the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the day concludes at 10:00 p.m. The signature event is a must-attend destination featuring celebrities, musical performances, engaging seminars, empowering panels, and a curated marketplace.

Produced by NYC’s leading radio stations WBLS and WLIB, Circle of Sisters is the premier expo in the Tri-State celebrating and uniting Black Women and their families. This year’s lineup includes Grammy award-winning singer Maxwell, who will hit the main stage for a one-on-one conversation, and R&B singer Brian McKnight, who will headline the performance stage. The day will also include a star-studded POWER panel featuring the hit series’ cast members Naturi Naughton and Larenz Tate to discuss the ground-breaking show and what’s next for them. Also on the main stage will be a special recognition honoring The Exonerated 5: Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise in their journey to vindication as portrayed in Ava DuVernay's Netflix series When They See Us, The Central Park 5.

Circle of Sisters also features the 2019 Gospel Explosion hosted by WBLS’ Neicy Tribbett, Liz Black and Donnie McClurkin with featured performances by today’s leading gospel artists Hezekiah Walker, Anthony Brown, Jonathan Nelson and Yolanda Adams and more.

Tickets in advance - $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
To purchase tickets in advance, visit WBLS online.

Jacob Javits Convention Center | 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001

 


September 5, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
Treasure
by Machine Dazzle
September 5-7, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle, made-to-measure for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of New York Fashion Week.

Distant dreams come full circle in this Works & Process commission of multidisciplinary artist, maximalist, and 2018 New York City Village Halloween Parade Grand Marshall Machine Dazzle. Undressing layers of his past to make sense of the present, Machine Dazzle will introduce new looks inspired by his original songs and stories written for Treasure. Machine Dazzle will be joined on stage by Music Director Viva DeConcini and musicians brought together especially for this collaboration.

Conceptualist-as-artist meets DIY meets "glitter rhymes with litter," Machine was a co-recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design and the winner of a 2017 Henry Hewes Design Award.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1071 Fifth Avenue
New York



August 30, 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


August 26 - 29th:

New York Cool Tip:

Ten Years of Stories - The Strangers Project
SPECIAL RECEPTION: Thursday, Aug 29th: 6:30PM-9:30PM
Open Monday August 26th - Sunday September 8th 1PM - 9PM Daily
Fountain House Gallery


This free story experience opens Monday, August 26th and will remain open through Sunday September 8th. 1PM-9PM daily.

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL RECEPTION: Thursday, Aug 29th: 6:30PM-9:30PM | Join founder Brandon Doman and the wonderful Strangers Project community for a night of stories, refreshments, and more! RSVP for the reception is appreciated.

Do you ever see a stranger and wonder...

“What’s it like being you?”

I’ve been asking that question for the past ten years and have received more than 50,000 hand-written, true, and anonymous answers. Whether about love or loss, joy or fear, what they all have in common is an honest voice of the human experience.

The Strangers Project returns to Fountain House Gallery with space to read and explore hundreds of anonymous, handwritten stories—and maybe even share your own.

Website: http://strangersproject.com
Instagram: @StrangersProj
Facebook: The Strangers Project
Twitter: @StrangersProj

Fountain House Gallery | 702 9th Avenue


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.

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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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CAROL MENDES & ARTISTS Presents the World Premiere of
LANOTTE+VERSO
Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:30pm
Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:30pm
September 10-13, 2015
LA MAMA First Floor Theater

Carol Mendes & Artists presents LANOTTE+VERSO. Performances will take place September 10 - 13, 2015 at LA MAMA First Floor Theater, 74A E. 4th Street, New York, NYC. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3:30pm.

LANOTTE is an assertively absurdist dance romp about being a woman. VERSO is the B side of LANOTTE; a reaction to ourselves and the change in our own creative process. LANOTTE +VERSO are inextricably linked: LANOTTE, a dark journey of the female mind, and VERSO, a fast paced succession of dancescapes. Each dance relies on the other, as a coin with two distinct sides.

Abounding with darkness, LANOTTE explores different aspects of the female mind. Successive scenes that are at times theatrical and confrontational portray the performers' innermost emotions to bring the audience on an emotional journey of the whole person. This work seeks to peel off layers off the self, exposing the internal female, vulnerable but strong. Ultimately, this dance is an ode to the complexities of womanhood. At VERSO, three dancers explore the human body's coordination, creating extreme movement and violent conversations in space inspired by the electronic creations of Denmark musician Trentemøller. At moments an interactive performance, VERSO stretches the boundaries of performance space, with a visceral dialogue with the audience.

ARTISTS: Frankie Fernandes, Lauren Elise Kravitz, and Erika Wuhrer.

Tickets are $15 in advance/$18 day of show, and are available at carolmendes.brownpapertickets.com.

LA MAMA First Floor Theater | 74A E. 4th Street, New York, NYC.

 

 

September 12, 2015


RALPH LEE'S METTAWEE RIVER THEATRE COMPANY
September 11-13 at 7:30 PM
Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Ralph Lee, renowned creator of puppets, masks and giant figures, presents his Mettawee River Theatre Company in "OUT OF THE PAST: Celebrating 40 Years of the Mettawee Journey," a feast of excerpts from four decades of Mettawee productions, featuring an abundance of Lee creations. The retrospective brings back many alumni of Mettawee - singer/actor/puppeteers - who will present scenes from past productions including "Communications from a Cockroach," based on Archie & Mehitabel; "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," adapted from Bertolt Brecht; "Peace," a visit from Aristophanes' gluttonous dung beetle; "The Woman Who Fell From the Sky," from the Ioquois creation story, and much more. Lee's creations have been seen in Metropolitan Opera productions, the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre, the Living Theatre, even Saturday Night Live (that naughty Land Shark). His many awards include a Fulbright Scholarship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIES, a Bessie Award, two American Theatre Wing Design Awards, a New York State Governor's Arts Award, and more.

Tickets: $15; $7 for children
Reservations at 212.929.4777


Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine | 111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue (not in the main cathedral)



September 11, 2015

9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE
Friday, September 11, starts at 8:20 AM
Concludes precisely at 8:46 AM
The time the first plane struck the North Tower
Lincoln Center - Revson Foundation/Josie Robertson Plaza

Choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi is honored to be welcomed back by Lincoln Center for the 5th annual "9/11 Table of Silence," a transcendent prayer for peace, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi in collaboration with Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta. The Buglisi Dance Theatre leads a company of 100+ dancers, drawn from dance companies and schools in the area. Moving to the minimal plaintive cries of the singers, echoes of the flute and conch, and the ritualistic beat of the tympani - a metaphor for the heartbeat - the dancers ascend onto the Plaza forming patterns of concentric circles to create a Peace labyrinth while encircling the Revson Fountain, symbolizing eternity, purity, and the continuous life cycle.

Free admission. Information at 212.719.3301 or www.tableofsilence.org

Around the Lincoln Center fountain | 64th Street & Columbus Avenue.


September 10, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Films on the Green
THE RABBI’S CAT (Le Chat du Rabbin) By Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux
Thursday, September 10 – 7:30 pm
Columbia University, Low Library Steps (entrance at 116th street)

2011 | Not Rated | 1h29 | France Algiers, 1920s.

Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya is transforming into a teenager, and even worse, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking. The Rabbi’s life grows all the more complicated when a box arrives from Russia with a painter inside. Ultimately Rabbi Sfar ends up on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city of origin in Africa.

The Rabbi’s Cat is adapted from Joann Sfar’s popular comic-book series of the same name.

In French with English subtitles | FREE and open to all.
No alcohol allowed.
In the event of rain, the screening will be held in the Maison Française, East Gallery, Buell Hall.

FILMS ON THE GREEN
Started in 2008 in the community gardens of lower Manhattan and Harlem, this much-loved summer festival organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and the New York City Parks & Recreation now shows ten films at six major locations: Central Park, Riverside Park, Tompkins Square Park, Washington Square Park, Columbia University, and Transmitter Park (Brooklyn). Films on the Green @ Columbia is presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française.

Follow Films on the Green on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FilmsontheGreen and on Twitter @FilmsontheGreen

More information: http://frenchculture.org/film-tv-and-new-media/events/rabbis-cat-2

 

Columbia University | Low Library Steps (entrance at 116th street)


 

 

September 9, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

CIRCUS SOLARIS COLLECTIVE
"NOMA"
September 9 at 6:30 PM
September 10 at 6:30 PM
September 14 at 6:30 PM
September 15 at 6:30 PM
September 19 at 2:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater)

"NOMA" is a wordless movement piece with aerial dance directed by Sara Zepezauer, choreographed and designed by the Circus Solaris Collective (www.circussolaris.com). In the work, individual artists collaborate to create something bigger than they are capable of alone, using painting as a metaphor for the darkness that can overtake us in our futile flight from death. "NOMA" will have its American premiere September 9 to 19 as part of Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. A little girl's world exists solely on her canvas. When she steps away to look at her work, she is swept up again in her strokes, moving among the colors she combines. As the darkness within her starts to multiply, black becomes present in her painting and it becomes increasingly clear that she is dying from something that is seductive, dangerous and growing at an exponential rate. In the midst of this consuming darkness, an uncontrollable force takes over her mind and body and it remains unclear until the very end whether this is a self-created reality or the driving force of her art. Pairing concept with visual representation, the piece speaks to anyone who has endured or watched a loved one endure a darkness too overwhelming to control, too large to conquer, and too seductive to resist. "NOMA" features dance and aerial movment that looks like a painting. The dancers' movements mirror the strokes of a brush, accompanied by projections and paint. There is also live music composed by collaborating artists comprised mostly of strings.

Tickets $18
Box office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org
Runs: 90 mins.
For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/Dream_Up_General_Info.htm
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=nom07E


Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater) | 155 First Ave, New Yor, NY, 10003


 

September 8, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra
September 9-27, 2015.
Carnegie Hall, and other venues

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra brings together 100 young talented musicians from 74 countries to represent their countries through music in Seven Epic Concerts, including a concert for Global Peace at Carnegie Hall, New York during United Nations week. A unique opportunity, the participating young musicians will perform on the same day their countries are represented at the United Nations during the General Assembly meetings. Presented by TURKEN Foundation with Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor, and Alexander Markov, Violin.

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra will be the symbol of a common voice of world fraternity. It will clasp together a Palestinian musician as well as an Israeli one, leaving behind all conflicts and wars to come together in music; the orchestra will seek to be the best realization for a united world. 100 extraordinary and powerful performers of the world will create one symphonic voice.


Over 900 young musicians from 98 different countries applied to be a part of this extraordinary ensemble. Young musicians between the ages of 18 to 26 will come from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, ethnic and religious backgrounds to take part in this ensemble. Creating this festival of peace and fraternity will empower the voices of our youth, promote peace and dialogue, and raise awareness for universal youth issues.

Concerts are free public events unless otherwise noted:

September 10, 2015 at 7pm: Play For Peace Concert

Symphony Space - Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Tickets: www.symphonyspace.org/event/8987/Music/ypo-young-soloists-concert.

September 14, 2015 at 3pm: United Hearts Concert

Herald Square - Dedicated to the memory of the victims and heroes of 9/11

September 16, 2015 at 3pm: Hear My Nations' Voice Concert in Times Square

September 17, 2015 at 7pm: Gathering for Youth Empowerment at New York University

NYU's Skirball Hall

Tickets: nyuskirball.org/page/tickets.

September 20, 2015 at 3pm: Concert For Nations' Friendship at Bowling Green Park, Wall Street

September 25, 2015 at 7pm: Community FellowshipProgram at the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue

September 27, 2015 at 8pm: Concert for Global Peace

Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perelman Stage

Tickets: www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/9/27/0800/PM/YPHIL-International-Philharmonic-Orchestra/.

Featuring: Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor; Alexander Markov, Violin

 

Carnegie Hal l| 881 7th Ave


 

September 7, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Latin Show
Mon, Sept 7 – Sun, Sept 13, 2015 9am-8pm
Chelsea Market

Experience NY Fashion Week “Latin Show" Pop Up At Chelsea Market
Created By New York Area Latin American Designers And Curators

A Mix Of Modern And Traditional That Will Make You
Question What You Thought You Knew About Latin American Design

WHO
· Curated by Sergio Davila Fashion Group International´s Rising Star Award for Best Menswear Designer winner http://www.sergiodavila.com
. Latin and international designers of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories; artisanal luxury items; high end South American silver, organic and pima cotton, alpaca wool; fair trade/ethically sourced jewelry, décor; handcrafted leather accessories

WHAT
· 7 days and 4800 sq. feet of the best of Latin American design
· A new, fresh point of view re-defining Latin American style
· An upscale, multi-ethnic mix of culture, history, tradition, modernity and sophistication
· S/S2016 colors inspired by the Caribbean sea, the Amazon rainforest, the Andes mountains, and the outdoor markets of Latin America

WHY
· Promotes products and raw materials from Latin America, including Central and South America, the Caribbean and the multi-ethnic and indigenous traditions found throughout those regions
· Showcases the high end aesthetic of Latin American designers and artists

Admission is FREE and open to the public; Retail to the public; Wholesale to resellers
https://www.facebook.com/latinshownyc
@LatinShow #LATINSHOW

Admission is FREE and open to the public; Retail to the public; Wholesale to resellers
https://www.facebook.com/latinshownyc
@LatinShow #LATINSHOW

Chelsea Market| New York City


 

September 6, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

DADDY'S BOY"
August 30 at 8:00 PM
August 31 at 9:00 PM
September 3 at 9:00 PM
September 5 at 5:00 PM
September 6 at 2:00 PM
September 6 at 8:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Daddy's Boy" by Cristian Avila begins in the boxing ring, with 17 year old national wrestling champion Milo facing off against his childhood best friend, J.T. This match is not just a physical battle but a battle of values as well, since Milo identifies as queer and J.T. represents the homophobia of Milo's Texas hometown that his two fathers fled for more liberal Manhattan. As Milo is about to win the match, J.T.'s homophobic dad screams out "faggott," which serves to fuel Milo even more. Milo's victory sashay and pink singlet are recorded and the footage goes viral, prompting a media backlash that triggers a horrific assault on his life. This tragic event and Milo's bravery drive his "straight acting" dads to face their fears of their own homosexuality and to come together to support their son as he embarks on the long road to forgiveness and healing. Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival will present the play's world premiere August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. "Daddy's Boy" is about celebrating who you are, but also about the inevitable challenges that come with doing this. While it is often easier to give in to social pressures to fit in, Milo refuses to repress who he is and this, in turn, empowers other characters to think about their own identities. The play is very much in touch with present issues facing the LGBTQ community and the impact of the media on their movement, asking, "how much progress has actually been made?"

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/daddy%27st.htm

Theater for the New City (Community Theater) | 155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003


 

September 5, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Matthew Minnicino
"Artaud Artaud- Dream Up Festival"
September 1- September 15, 2015
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Artaud Artaud" is a "cruel not-masterpiece in one act" written by Matthew Minnicino, directed by Jake Beckhard and perfomed by Artilliers performing company. The play is a comitragic carnival that centers around the godfather of the avant-garde theater, Antonin Artaud. It is a merciless parody of the sensibilities of Artaud's manifesto "Theatre of Cruelty" and a sympathetic, semi-obsessive portrait of its greatest proponent and his somewhat dual nature. It is a faithful biopic written into a biting satire, yet is at its heart an homage to the messiness of creativity. "Artaud Artaud" will have its world premiere September 1-15 presented by Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. During his time in the Sanitarium at Rodez, France in the 1940s, Artaud is beset by a problem: his id-like Double, something at the core of his most famous texts, has taken complete control of his body. While it looks like him and is the form people associate with him, this double is not at all like him and is very much his opposite. At times, the Double is a truer voice and says what Artaud's ego prevents him from admitting. Trapped inside the chaos of his mind, the playwright wrestles with his Double to regain primacy and control over the way others perceive him. He enlists the Double as his voice and like a puppeteer guides how he moves through the world. But the Double, full of childlike chaos and wonder, begins to find his own wants and needs and discovers that they are not Artaud's. The playwright's body splits in two, calling into question whether the Double can in fact take on a life of its own. Though separate, the two are intertwined and co-dependent: what one body experiences impacts the other, forcing them to align their interests and work as a team. However, with time the Double develops more and more independence and starts to pursue a unique individuality. This struggle between the man and his double is set against the backdrop of the psychiatric ward. Many of the scenes take the form of a check-in with the Doctor's Assistant and with each visit, Artaud's Double is asked if he wants to be cured that day. The play encourages us to ask what exactly they are seeking to cure and whether being in this environment only heightens Artaud's 'madness.' The doctors are unaware of his joint persona and the more the Double seeks to unearth this fact, the closer it brings him to electro-shock therapy. As soon as the Double tries to speak his mind and tell his truth, he is silenced by doctors and gagged. The play asks, how could anyone stay sane in such an environment? The play takes the form of a hypertheatrical arena of thought and explores theater as a sensory experience– it is a stage nested in a stage nested in the theater we're in. The set is made up of three layers of liminal space with sharp contrasts; people against blackness and bodies against bodies. The show is athletic, like a slow-motion wrestling match. The sound design will provide the music of these bodies -- percussion suites of scratches, sniffs, coughs, lip smacks -- all complementing the actors on the stage. "Artaud Artaud" revels in language and plays with its sounds and associations. Words become a tool of control, a justification for punishment and ultimately the only means of escape. Only once the Double takes control of the script that is dictating his life can he escape his prison and force Artaud to confront who he is.

Tickets $15. To buy online visit http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=artA80

Box office 212-254-1109 or visit www.dreamupfestival.org

Theater for the New City | 155 First Ave
New York, NY 10003.


 

September 4, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

HENRIETTA STEVENTON'S
"ENNUI: AN ENGLISH COMEDY WITH A FRENCH TITLE
FOR AN AMERICAN AUDIENCE"
August 30 at 2:00 PM
September 1 at 6:30 PM
September 2 at 6:30 PM
September 3 at 6:30 PM
September 5 at 2:00 PM
September 5 at 8:00 PM
September 6 at 5:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

Henrietta Steventon wrote "Ennui: An English Comedy with a French title for an American audience" to tackle everything from theater politics to the career of an actor and the challenge of separating work from personal life. It is a play within a play set in rehearsals for a newly discovered Noël Coward play. The actors are thrown together and must define new personae in the context of those around them. We see the work that goes into putting on a show and how personal motivations drive each actor's contribution to the form of the final product. The boundaries that separate theater and real life blur and the play they are putting on becomes an arena through which to express truer desires. "Ennui..." will have its world premiere in Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. Roger and his fiancee, Lauren, are cast in the two leading roles. She, however, is unaware that her husband-to-be and the director, Lucretia, were an item in the past and still have unresolved feelings. Meanwhile, the two devious understudies, Edwin and Ethel, are plotting ways to sabotage the leading actors. Lucretia's dim-witted assistant, Mary, causes chaos with poorly-timed comments. Rejected actor Craig protests outside the theater. The dialogue is clever and the humor is sharp. Many of the lines are replete with hidden meanings and audiences find themselves pulled into a world of wordplay, deception and murder. The various storylines come to a head with a funny and dramatic ending, playfully assuming a whodunit form that allows each character to realize their goals.

Tickets $15
Box office: (212) 254-1109

Buy tickets online: http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=enn645

For more information: http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/ennuiant.htm

Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Fax: (212) 979-6570


 

September 3, 2015

New York Cool Tip:
Satellite Collective (name of the event)
September 3-5, 2015. 8pm.
BAM Fishman Space

Satellite Collective presents cutting edge, interdisciplinary works at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, from September 3-5, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$35 ($10 students) and are available at http://www.bam.org/satellitecollective, by phone at 718-636-4100, or in person at the BAM box office. Tickets will be on sale beginning July 25, 2015.


In its second season at BAM, Satellite Collective seeks to secure its role as a leading voice of interdisciplinary art in New York City. Created specifically for the Fishman Space, Satellite Collective's September performances will employ the collaborative visions of 29 artists from across the nation. The evening will premiere post-classical music by four composers, ballet and modern dance works by three choreographers, a new animated set, two new short films, and a spoken work. By turns jubilant, mournful, violent, and tender, this diverse assemblage of artists and art forms will draw audiences through a spectrum of vibrant emotion. Damian Smith, former principal of San Francisco Ballet, is artistic advisor for the program.

The evenings include:

. "I Can Help You" - spoken word by Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers

. "SOLO" - a dance work by Devin Alberda of the New York City Ballet

. "A Pair of Ideal Landscapes" - Dance + Film by Esme Boyce and Lora Robertson with score by Richie Greene including harp and soprano

. "Water" - a new cello composition by David Moss with soundscape by Richie Greene

. "Music for Dance" - earthy, dynamic music of the Satellite Ensemble

. "Edie Leaves Twice" - a short film by Lora Robertson with score by Ellis Ludwig Leone of San Fermin, and libretto by Creative Director Kevin Draper

. "Walled City" - Dance + Multimedia by Manuel Vignoulle (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Kevin Draper, Brandon Stirling Baker and Nick Jaina

"These are people who know how to produce a show." - Siobhan Burke, The New York Times

For more information about Satellite Collective, visit www.satellitecollective.org.

BAM Fishman Space|321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217


 

September 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ZHANG HOUDING
“Legend Of The White Snake” & “The Jewelry Purse”
September 2nd & 3rd at 8:00pm
DAVID H. KOCH THEATER (Lincoln Center)

For the first time outside of China, The China Arts & Entertainment Group (CAEG), a creative enterprise under the administration of the Ministry of Culture for the People’s Republic of China and the National Academy Of China Theatre Arts proudly present Zhang Houding (one of China’s most popular performers) with the Peking Opera at the David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center) at 8:00pm on September 2nd Legend Of The White Snake” and on the 3rd “The Jewelry Purse”. This historical special engagement is the fifth production in an ongoing relationship between CAEG and the David H. Koch Theater. This January 7-10, 2016, CAEG will present a new attraction, their 6th at the theater. These presentations showcase China’s historical contribution to the world of theater and art by presenting the finest in Chinese contemporary and classical performing arts to the United States. http://davidhkochtheater.com/

Prior to this historical presentation – there will be a series of talks/lectures around New York City. Three have already been presented. Upcoming programs are Friday, July 17 6:30pm at Pace University by the New York Chinese Opera Society; tba later in July at the China Institute by Ben Wang; and a later one tba at Columbia University.
Zhang Huoding, is one of China’s most renowned and loved performing artists. Thanks to her melodious singing voice and her outstanding performances, not only have the elderly followed her career, the youth have given her pop star-like status. This year Zhang Huoding returned to the stage following a four-year hiatus to care for her baby. Zhang's comeback performance in Shanghai caused quite a buzz in the country. Tickets immediately sold out, and the organizer had a policy for ticket sales - one ID card to buy two tickets only. And in April, fans around the country travelled to Beijing for those immediately sold out concerts. Following her initial schooling, she entered the Tianjin Opera School. Upon graduation, she was admitted into the ZHANYOU Peking Opera Troupe in Beijing. In 1995, she transferred to the National Peking Opera Company. Her singing, acting and dancing possess the characters of the great China masters. In 2007, she performed a solo concert of symphonic opera in the Great Hall of the People, becoming the first opera performer there. A year later she joined NACTA to work as a teacher.

Tickets are: $22, $37, $57, $77, $107, & premium seats $167 plus $3 facility charge. Tickets can be purchased at the box office and at (212) 496-0600; or by Fax at (212) 580-2545 and on the web. http://davidhkochtheater.com/

DAVID H. KOCH THEATER (Lincoln Center)


 

August 31, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES ADDED PERFORMANCES FOR BEST-SELLERS
17 Performances Added on August 30, 2015
** All part of the new New FringeFAVE Program **


The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) announces the productions selected for its newest program: FringeFAVE. On August 30th, one final performance slot in each of the 17 theaters hosting the festival has been given to the best-selling show in that venue. Tickets for all of these "favorite" shows are now on sale at www.FringeNYC.org.

The inaugural FringeFAVE shows are:

• Being Seen
When an actress responds to a casting notice, it doesn't go as expected.
64E4 UNDERGROUND at 4:00pm

• Beware The Chupacabra!
A dressmaker embarks on a dark, musical journey to jungles of Mexico in pursuit of a legendary a mythical beast.
Lynn Redgrave Theater @ Culture Project at 3:30pm

• Coping
When Connor commits suicide, his friends are left grasping the shards of his life.
Teatro SEA at the Clemente at 4:45pm

• Divine/Intervention
Glenn Milstead, the quiet man behind the mascara, struggles with his inner demons and his larger-than-life creation, drag star Divine.
The SoHo Playhouse at 5:30pm

• Elephants and Other Worldly Dilemmas
Five unique personalities discover that sometimes it takes a dead elephant in the room to show you what you believe in.
The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at 4:15pm

• Father Kennedy
As mall town priest embarks on an epic journey to sabotage his sister's engagement.
Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios at 4:45pm

• Feelings: because why pretend the show is about anything else?
When things end with the girl Tim hopes to marry, he decides to fall for his male best friend.
Spectrum at 3:30pm

• Hamlet the Hip-Hopera
Trapped in a castle under siege, characters dive into musical madness through soaring hip-hop ballads, weaving The Bard’s verse with the lyricism of a new age.
Teatro LATEA at the Clemente at 4:30

• Hick: A Love Story, The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt
When Eleanor Roosevelt became First Lady in 1933, she had a lesbian lover -- Lorena Hickok, a famous journalist. This is their story.
DROM at noon.

• Loose Cannon
From Moliére in IKEA to Chekhov in a Tex-Mex restaurant, this series of short comedies satirizes American consumerism in the style of canonical playwrights.
The Kraine Theater at 3:00pm

#LoveStory
Zoe gets a one-of-a-kind musical crash course on finding love in the digital age.
Theatre 80 at 3:30pm

• Maybe Tomorrow
A woman chooses to live exclusively in her boyfriend’s bathroom.
Under St. Marks at noon

• Night of The Living
A decaying marriage fights to survive as a zombie pandemic quietly infects the couple's insular world.
64E4 MAINSTAGE at 4:45pm

• Plath.
This new musical follows Sylvia Plath’s years at Smith College.
The Theater at the 14th Street Y at 5pm

• The Starter
A group of friends attempt their first grown-up dinner party. Based on works by Anton Chekhov.
The Celebration Of Whimsy at 4:45pm

• Type What Now
An unlikely diagnosis takes Jessie on a journey exploring body image and chronic illness.
The White Box at 440 Studios at noon

And one more still TBA at Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente at 4:15

FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy. In 1997, New York City became the seventh US city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. FringeNYC has presented over 3000 performing groups representing every continent, prompting Switzerland's national daily, The New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC as “the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists.”

FringeNYC has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Matt & Ben, Never Swim Alone, Jammer, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, Brandon Teena, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, 21 Dog Years, The Twentieth Century Way, Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer, The Irish Curse, Jurassic Parq, The Fartiste,  and Silence! The Musical; movies including WTC View and Armless; and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair). FringeNYC alumni include Bradley Cooper, Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory), Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me, CNN's Inside Man), Mindy Kaling, Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin), Alex Timbers (Rocky), Leigh Silverman (Violet), W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Chris Lowell (Enlisted), David Anders (iZombie) and Kristen Schall (Last Man on Earth), among countless other success stories.

FringeNYC runs August 14 - 30, 2015 with shows running 2pm - midnight weekdays and noon - midnight on weekends. Tickets are $18 each available at www.FringeNYC.org. Discount passes for multiple shows (including the Fiver and the all-you-can-see Lunatic Pass) are also available.  Tickets can also be purchased in person at FringeCentral (56 E 1st Street between 1st & 2nd Aves). For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org.


August 30, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

DADDY'S BOY"
August 30 at 8:00 PM
August 31 at 9:00 PM
September 3 at 9:00 PM
September 5 at 5:00 PM
September 6 at 2:00 PM
September 6 at 8:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Daddy's Boy" by Cristian Avila begins in the boxing ring, with 17 year old national wrestling champion Milo facing off against his childhood best friend, J.T. This match is not just a physical battle but a battle of values as well, since Milo identifies as queer and J.T. represents the homophobia of Milo's Texas hometown that his two fathers fled for more liberal Manhattan. As Milo is about to win the match, J.T.'s homophobic dad screams out "faggott," which serves to fuel Milo even more. Milo's victory sashay and pink singlet are recorded and the footage goes viral, prompting a media backlash that triggers a horrific assault on his life. This tragic event and Milo's bravery drive his "straight acting" dads to face their fears of their own homosexuality and to come together to support their son as he embarks on the long road to forgiveness and healing. Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival will present the play's world premiere August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. "Daddy's Boy" is about celebrating who you are, but also about the inevitable challenges that come with doing this. While it is often easier to give in to social pressures to fit in, Milo refuses to repress who he is and this, in turn, empowers other characters to think about their own identities. The play is very much in touch with present issues facing the LGBTQ community and the impact of the media on their movement, asking, "how much progress has actually been made?"

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/daddy%27st.htm

Theater for the New City (Community Theater)


 

August 29, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ASTORIA MUSIC AND ARTS 7th Annual ASTORIA MUSIC NOW!: NEW WORLD QUEENS FEST
Saturday, August 29, 2015 Noon-9pm.
Astoria Park

The event will include the following activities:
Over 60 musical acts and visual artists with the goal of raising eco-awareness.
Musical Acts ranging from bossanova, reggae, ska, R&B, rock, psychedelic, Americana, indie, funk, blue grass and Afro-Cuban bands.
A pie-eating contest sponsored by Astor Bake Shop
A family dance party experience for children 1 to 12 years old by Little Club Heads,
A dance tent featuring Sol Dance Studios,
A puppet show by WonderSpark from Raising Astoria, and a giant Kaiju Big Battle Monster.

Please enjoy a day where approximately 1,000 New Yorkers will come and enjoy various festivities and humanities that beautify our neighborhood, improves education of the arts, and enhances our youth’s interest in various artistic talents.

Astoria Park


August 27, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP:
One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes
Written by Julie Novak and Eva Tenuto
Directed by Eva Tenuto
Saturday August 22 @5:15PM
Monday August 24 @8:45PM
Thursday August 27 @3PM
Friday August 28 @5:15PM
Saturday August 29 @ 7:15PM
Under St. Marks theater

TMI Project presents Julie Novak in her tour de force solo show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP: One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival starting Saturday August 22nd at Under St. Marks Theater. Eva Tenuto directs.

At the age of three, Julie Novak walked up the driveway of her home carrying a heavy Craftsman tool box. When asked by her mother where she got it, her only thought was “shouldn't I always have had this toolbox with me?” And so it went that throughout her adolescence Julie found herself as not really having a defined position on the gender spectrum. America's Next Topis her incredibly humorously told, sometimes painful journey of coming out and fearlessly displaying her androgyny to others while taking the risk of eliciting their confusion and leaving them fumbling for the right pronoun...Ah Sir? Ma'am?... Sir? It's also a showcase for her abundant comedic talent, infectious energy, charisma and skill as a singer, impersonator and all around dynamic performer.

Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased online or on your Smartphone. To purchase tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org and choose the performance (a convenience charge applies). Alternately you can purchase tickets in person at FringeCENTRAL, located at 56 East 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).

Under St. Marks Theater | 94 St. Marks Place between 1st and 2nd Avenues


 

August 26, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Vancouver's Alley Theatre presents US Premiere
LITTLE ONE
At The New York International Fringe Festival
THU Aug 20 7:00 - 8:00
FRI Aug 21 3:30 - 4:30
SUN Aug 23 8:30 - 9:30
WED Aug 26 5:15 - 6:15
FRI Aug 28 2:45 - 3:45
Aug. 20 -28

64 East 4th Street Theater

“Suburban horror brilliantly rendered … Moscovitch’s splendidly creepy one-act is witty, smart and insidious.” – Globe & Mail

“Deeply disturbing but laced with humor and surprising twists … this production is riveting throughout.” – Georgia Straight

“Will leave you transformed – guaranteed.” - Vancouverscape

After a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Vancouver Fringe 2014, award-winning and innovative director AMIEL GLADSTONE (FringeNYC Alumni Louis & Dave in a car, Zastrozzi, and The Black Box) re-teams with actor/producers MARISA SMITH and DANIEL ARNOLD (FringeNYC Excellence Award Tuesdays & Sundays) to mount the wryly comic thriller LITTLE ONE at FringeNYC, a play by HANNAH MOSCOVITCH - “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright” (National Post, Globe & Mail, Now Magazine).

When 4-year-old Claire is adopted into the family,6-year-old Aaron has to learn to “love” his new monster of a sister. Told through the now adult voices of these adopted siblings, Little One weaves a story of childhood horror and teenage trauma into a twisted, wryly funny, and ultimately haunting experience. One that asks how long you’d let a psychopath control your life … and what you’d do to regain it.


Tickets are $18, available at www.fringenyc.

64 East 4th Street Theater



 

August 25, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Ashley Jacobson's
THE AMERICAN PLAY
Sun Aug. 16 at 7:15PM
Fri Aug. 21 at 4:45PM
Tue Aug. 25 at 2:30PM
Thu Aug 27 at 7PM
Sat Aug 29 at 2:15PM
The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre--
The New York International Fringe Festival

The Dirty Blondes (Artistic Director Ashley J. Jacobson and Executive Director Elizabeth Sarkady) present THE AMERICAN PLAY, an American Psyco themed drama opening August 16th at the Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre as part of the 19th Annual New York Fringe Festival. The cast includes Michael DeBartolo, John C. Nagy III and Jen Jacobs (HBO's Girls). Two college boys whose obsession with Bret Easton Ellis's novel and character of Patrick Bateman find themselves inspired to seek out violence and dominance in their daily lives. The obsession sets them on a destructive path towards an unattainable masculinity that causes them to act out their fantasies in devastating ways. THE AMERICAN PLAY won awards for Outstanding Production of A New Play, Outstanding Direction and Lighting at the 2012 Planet Connections Theater Festivity.

Tickets are $18 plus surcharge. For Tickets/Information go to www.FringeNYC.org and www.thedirtyblondes.org.

The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre | 115 MacDougal Street


 

August 22, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP:
One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes
Written by Julie Novak and Eva Tenuto
Directed by Eva Tenuto
Saturday August 22 @5:15PM
Monday August 24 @8:45PM
Thursday August 27 @3PM
Friday August 28 @5:15PM
Saturday August 29 @ 7:15PM
Under St. Marks theater

TMI Project presents Julie Novak in her tour de force solo show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP: One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival starting Saturday August 22nd at Under St. Marks Theater. Eva Tenuto directs.

At the age of three, Julie Novak walked up the driveway of her home carrying a heavy Craftsman tool box. When asked by her mother where she got it, her only thought was “shouldn't I always have had this toolbox with me?” And so it went that throughout her adolescence Julie found herself as not really having a defined position on the gender spectrum. America's Next Topis her incredibly humorously told, sometimes painful journey of coming out and fearlessly displaying her androgyny to others while taking the risk of eliciting their confusion and leaving them fumbling for the right pronoun...Ah Sir? Ma'am?... Sir? It's also a showcase for her abundant comedic talent, infectious energy, charisma and skill as a singer, impersonator and all around dynamic performer.

Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased online or on your Smartphone. To purchase tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org and choose the performance (a convenience charge applies). Alternately you can purchase tickets in person at FringeCENTRAL, located at 56 East 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).

Under St. Marks Theater | 94 St. Marks Place between 1st and 2nd Avenues



August 21, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Vancouver's Alley Theatre presents US Premiere of
LITTLE ONE
At The New York International Fringe Festival
THU Aug 20 7:00 - 8:00
FRI Aug 21 3:30 - 4:30
SUN Aug 23 8:30 - 9:30
WED Aug 26 5:15 - 6:15
FRI Aug 28 2:45 - 3:45
Aug. 20 -28
64 East 4th Street Theater

“Suburban horror brilliantly rendered … Moscovitch’s splendidly creepy one-act is witty, smart and insidious.” – Globe & Mail

“Deeply disturbing but laced with humor and surprising twists … this production is riveting throughout.” – Georgia Straight

“Will leave you transformed – guaranteed.” - Vancouverscape

After a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Vancouver Fringe 2014, award-winning and innovative director AMIEL GLADSTONE (FringeNYC Alumni Louis & Dave in a car, Zastrozzi, and The Black Box) re-teams with actor/producers MARISA SMITH and DANIEL ARNOLD (FringeNYC Excellence Award Tuesdays & Sundays) to mount the wryly comic thriller LITTLE ONE at FringeNYC, a play by HANNAH MOSCOVITCH - “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright” (National Post, Globe & Mail, Now Magazine).

When 4-year-old Claire is adopted into the family,6-year-old Aaron has to learn to “love” his new monster of a sister. Told through the now adult voices of these adopted siblings, Little One weaves a story of childhood horror and teenage trauma into a twisted, wryly funny, and ultimately haunting experience. One that asks how long you’d let a psychopath control your life … and what you’d do to regain it.

Tickets are $18, available at www.fringenyc.

64 East 4th Street Theater


August 20, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

Eighth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival in Union City
Seeking Entries for 2015

The City of Union City will host the Eighth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival to be held from October 19 - 24, 2015.

This year's six day festival will include two evenings of feature films; three evenings of screening the finalists of the short film competing category; and a red carpet Awards Ceremony on the sixth day.

Submissions are being accepted in all categories. (NO pornography please.) Films should be no longer than fifteen minutes in length. Those interested may submit their film in DVD format, along with a cover letter, synopsis, film credits, awards if any, and contact information to:

Commissioner Lucio P. Fernandez
Department of Public Affairs
3715 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087

Attn: Film Entry

Please include in the cover letter that the entry is being submitted by the property owner or licensee, and giving the City of Union City the right to publicly screen the film as part of the NoHu International Film Festival.

Please note, DVD's will not be returned.

Entry deadline is Monday, October 5, 2015 (no exception). No fee. No Application form required. Foreign language films accepted. This is a juried festival. Please include if this is a "World Premiere", "USA Premiere", "New Jersey Premiere", or "Union City Premiere". All entries will be considered. Finalists will be notified via e-mail. Please write on DVD cover contact name, email, and genre.

The Red Carpet Awards presentation for the Festival will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the William Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City, NJ. Admission is free.

www.NoHuFilmFestival.blogspot.com


 

Sophia Romma
"That Queer Blind Silence"
Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:00 PM.
Special matinee August 23 at 3:00 PM.
August 5 to 23, 2015
13th Street Repertory Company

The human condition of gays in contemporary Russia mirrors life in a phantasmagoric insane asylum. That's the view of a new play, "That Queer Blind Silence" by émigré playwright Sophia Romma. Her political farce, written in English but in the style of Russian Expressionism, depicts the ordeals of a fictional figure skater whose character was inspired partly by the life and career of bronze medalist Johnny Weir. Underground International Voices of Theatre, in association with The O'Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation, will present the play's world premiere runAugust 5 to 23 at 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 West 13th Street, NYC, directed by John Beshaw-Farrell. Ten percent of ticket sales will be donated to Underground International Voices of Theatre to support that organization's efforts for equal rights of the LGBTQ community in the Russian Federation.

Homosexuality had been decriminalized in Russian in 1993, and to Russian émigré Sophia Romma, herself an accomplished figure skater, the change in Russia's political landscape suggested a certain regression into delusional psychopathology, which she paints in this play. It is an absurd, outrageous, macabre tale in which a fictitious gold medalist in figure skating is stripped of his honor and exiled to an asylum in Siberia, where the head psychiatrist, a lascivious sex-nik and mistress of Vladimir Putin, reforms homosexuals through spiritual cleansing and ludicrous soul-purging psychiatric tactics.

Director John Beshaw Farrell explains that thematically, the asylum in the play symbolizes Russia herself, maddened by her own lost grandeur: Orthodox, Imperial and Soviet. The inmates have all been useful idiots in advancing dishonest propaganda. The consequence of being betrayed by what they thought were their virtues has left them all damaged, unfit for any other life but that of a madhouse.

The play is choreographed by Leslie Dockery. Set design is by Gregory Okshteyn. Music is by Michael Bulychev-Okser. Theme music for "Paul Robeson" is by Otis Cotton. Incidental music is performed live by "Manana" from Armenia. The actors are Alice Bahlke, Walter Krochmal, Grant Morenz, Tommie Thompson, Gavin Rohrer and Marina Levinson.

Tickets $20 general admission. Box office 866-811-4111 (Ovation Tix)
For more information or advance purchase visit www.thatqueerblindsilence.com

13th Street Repertory Company | 50 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10011


 

August 14, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
"Macbeth"
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
July 30 to August 15
By the Drilling Company
The parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street

Macbeth and Banquo reminded director Jesse Ontiveros of Fidel and Che, and that was the genesis for his idea to set "Macbeth" in a banana republic for the Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, in a production to be presented July 30 to August 15 in the parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street (between Delancey and Rivington Streets), behind The Clemente.

"Macbeth" is a play about power and this production seeks perspective on its eternal themes from the political history of Latino cultures.  Director Jesse Ontiveros, who directed Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's "As You Like It" in 2006, is of Mexican heritage.  Hamilton Clancy, Artistic Director of The Drilling Company which produces Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, is excited to welcome Ontiveros back to direct as his company begins its new partnership with The Clemente, an arts organization that serves the Latino community.

All admission is free. Seats are available on a first come first served basis, with audience members often arriving early to secure a place. Audience members are welcome to bring their own chairs. Once seats are gone, blankets are spread out. No one has ever been turned away and there's never a wait for tickets.

The parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street| Between Delancey and Rivington Streets| NYC



August 13, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

South Street Seaport Museum presents Sip 'n' Sails:
Wine, Sailing, and Sunsets
Thursday August 13. 7PM – 9PM.
Pier 16 - South Street Seaport Museum

South Street Seaport Museum announces Sip ‘n’ Sails aboard the nineteenth century schooner Pioneer. Beginning Thursday, August 13, 2015 and continuing for select Thursday evenings, join Pasanella & Son Vintners aboard Pioneer to experience the stunning sunset over New York harbor while tasting a variety of fine coastal wines. Also available will be a selection of delectable finger foods from Grandaisy Bakery, including assorted pizzette and focaccia. Tickets are $85 ($75 for members of the South Street Seaport Museum) and must be ordered in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34598?sitePreference=normal.

Pier 16 - South Street Seaport Museum |12 Fulton St.
NYC 10038


 

August 12, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

#summernights @ El Museo
THIS WEDNESDAY
UPTOWN BOUNCE: Summer Nights at 104th & 5th
Wednesday, August 12 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | FREE | RSVP here
El Museo & The Museum of the City of New York

Join El Museo & The Museum of the City of New York for the FINAL night of the Uptown Bounce summer series, featuring music, gallery talks, art workshops, breakdancing, summer drinks, local food & more!

This week at El Museo, artists Maximo Colon and Marcos Dimas from our exhibition ¡PRESENTE! The Young Lords in New York will be in Las Galerias discussing their work. On 104th Street between both museums, check out a live performance by George Emilio Sanchez, Buried Up To My Neck While Thinking Outside The Box. Sanchez reprises his original outdoor work in a free-wheeling, ongoing performance in which he is buried in a mountain of trash sprinkled with signs that state, "Trash=Art" or "Art=Trash." Music all night by DJ Turmix with video projections by Nat Castañeda. Throughout the evening check out chalking by FEEGZ & crew and participate in art making in the courtyard!

At the City Museum, join a gallery tour, dance to DJ Grandmaster Caz spinning hip-hop, funk & soul, and enjoy chalk art by Kady Perry.


El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY | 10029
1230 FIFTH AVENUE AT 104TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10024 | 212.831.7272
OPEN TUES - SAT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM
Copyright @ 2015 El Museo del Barrio All rights reserved.



 

New York Cool Tip:

TRU PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS Summer Workshop Series
June 16th, June 30th, July 15th, July 28th, August 11th. 7:15PM-8PM
The Playroom Theater

Most theater professionals are not salaried employees. They are self-employed. Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) has pinpointed some specific business skills needed by the artistically self-employed, and addresses them with a new series of workshops: The TRU PATHWAYS Summer Workshop Series for Producers and Artists, on Tuesday June 16th, Tuesday June 30th, Wednesday July 15th, Tuesday July 28th, and Tuesday August 8th at 7:15pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

Summer's a time for fun and relaxation, but don't let your career goals fall by the wayside. This series of 5 workshops will help get your artistic career in shape and set you on the path to success! Purposely scheduled for weekday nights to leave your weekends free for sun and fun. (Learning some basic secrets of success can also be fun!)

You must register in advance by paying at the TRU Store: http://www.truonline.org/store.html
or by sending a check to:
Theater Resources Unlimited/Pathways
309 W. 104th Street, 1D,
NYC NY 10025

The Playroom Theater|151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor
NYC 10036




August 8, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

SummerStage
30th Anniversary DJ Celebration
Quantic
Gilles Peterson
Afrika Bambaataa
in association with Giantstep
Saturday, August 8
Doors at 5pm
Central Park, Manhattan
Central Park Manhattan

FREE

Quantic, aka Will Holland is a British born musician, producer and DJ making soul, electronic & Latin music saturated in the tropical soundwaves of the Caribbean. Holland has developed a sound that bridges heritage and progression, marrying spontaneous musicianship with deep, exciting tonality. Holland has completed his fourth Quantic record, which is his fifteenth studio album to date, which features influences from Ethiopian Jazz to Haitian Compas, Salsa Dura from his Colombian homestead, to Detroit techno, with electric sub bass and beat programming, all part of Quantic's trademark sound. Holland records and mixes from his own Sonido del Valle studio where he utilizes a range of vintage studio equipment, working as part sound engineer, musician and producer to procure a rich and original sound.

Gilles Peterson: Website
When all is said and done, whichever role Gilles Peterson is performing -- DJ, broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss, or plain old record collector -- the music is always the bottom line. His passion and enthusiasm is unfailing and deeply infectious. Starting off life as a club DJ, Peterson continues to spin passionately in venues around the world. As for the radio, his new 3-hour Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 6 Music has seen him take his unique musical mix to a new and growing audience of music lovers whilst the syndicated worldwide radio show. From Sun-Ra to James Blake to Theo Parrish and Flying Lotus; if it swings in the right places, it's in. Peterson is also at the forefront of his own independent label, Brownswood Recordings, which launched in 2006 as an outlet for his favourite new discoveries.

Afrika Bambaataa
Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather," "Godfather," and "The Amen Ra," of Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading rap and Hip-Hop culture throughout the world. He has consistently made records nationally and internationally, every one to two years, spanning the 1980s through now. Due to his early use of drum machines and computer sounds, Bam (as he is affectionately known) was instrumental in changing the way R&B and other forms of Black music were recorded. His creation of Electro Funk, beginning with his piece "Planet Rock," helped fuel the development of other musical genres such as Freestyle or Latin Freestyle, Miami Bass, Electronica, House, Hip House, and early Techno.

For complete series lineup, please visit SummerStage.org

PLEASE NOTE: SummerStage shows take place outdoors and take place RAIN OR SHINE. Shows are only cancelled in the event of what event organizers consider to be dangerous winds or lightning. Schedule of events and performers is subject to change. The following cannot be brought into the Central Park venue: glass bottles, cans, coolers, folding chairs, bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, beach umbrellas, video cameras, selfie sticks, professional camera gear, tripods or pets. SummerStage is not responsible for prohibited items left outside the venue. Bags subject to search. Alcoholic beverages are forbidden in NYC Parks. The distribution and sale of unauthorized promotional materials is banned. Beer and wine are on sale at the Central Park venue for onsite consumption only. Smoking is prohibited in all NYC parks.

Central Park


 

Rocky Dawuni and DJ Sweet V
Saturday August 8th, 2015. 7:30-9:45pm. Lincoln Center Atrium (61 West 62nd St)

Rocky Dawuni’s unique “Afro-Roots” sound has made him famous in his native Ghana and earned him a global following. Using a funky blend of soul, pop, Afrobeat, and reggae, Dawuni’s songs straddle Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Influences include the soulfulness of Fela Kuti; the positivity and deep grooves of Bob Marley; and the infectious, sing-along anthems of Michael Franti, K’naan, and Matisyahu. Dawuni has worked with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Jason Mraz, Sharon Jones, Janelle Monae, John Legend, and many others. He is also an eloquent and passionate spokesman for many global causes.

Cost: Free!
For more information visit http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/2015/rocky-dawun
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Lincoln Center Atrium | 61 West 62nd St.


 

Rooftop Films
DIVINE LOCATION
(Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken | Germany | 99 min.)
Saturday, August 8
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Film Begins
10:30PM Q&A with Filmmakers Ulrike Franke & Michael Loeken
11:00PM After-party Sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka
Old American Can Factory


Not many people wake up in the morning and have “build a lake” on their to-do list. But for a group of real estate developers in Dortmund Germany, this seemed to be the logical solution for attracting buyers to a 650 acre plot of contaminated landscape. As a result Phoenix Lake rises from the ashes of a decaying industrial region near the river Ruhr. Divine Location is a portrait of progress.
Bouncing from the comic-tragic experiences of those involved and dipping into the lives of those being changed by it; local shopkeepers, former steel mill workers, budding families, rowdy teens, intrusive geese. Wryly following the absurdity and rare rationality at the heart of gentrification, the film is a hilarious exploration of human endeavor. Is building nature now man’s greatest industrial achievement?
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/divine-location/



THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY
(On the roof)
Roof and Courtyard
GOWANUS
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union


August -5, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

Rooftop Films
HUMAN RESOURCES SEASON TWO PREMIERE (FREE WITH RSVP)
Tuesday, August 4
8:00PM Doors Open and Pre-Show Reception Sponsored by The Naked Grape and Brewery Ommegang
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Sneak Preview of the Season 2 Premiere of Human Resources
9:30PM Q&A with the cast
9:45PM Short Films Begin
Solar One

ls on the cusp of adulthood, whose greatest artistic challenges lie in letting go.
Director Alexandra Dahlström captures the multifaceted nature of friendship, alongside energetic, pop-punk performances with intimate behind-the-scenes interviews. Join us for a live performance from the band members, before this

Free With Reservation

More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/ schedule/human-resources

SOLAR ONE | On the pier along the water
KIPS BAY
24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East at 23rd Street and the East River, New York, NY 10010
R/6 to 23rd St., walk all the way east.


 

Rooftop Films
Wednesday, August 5
COLD CONFLICTS: SWEDISH SHORT FILMS (FREE SHOW)
7 :00PM Live Music by Vulkano
8:00PM Films Begin
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens.

Swedish cinema’s vitality shines in these shorts centered on non-conventional relationships.
THE FILMS: I Turn to You (Victor Lindgren); Bath House (Niki Lindroth von Bahr); All We Share (Jenny Carlsson); Boy-Razor (Peter Pontikis); Pussy Have the Power (Lovisa Sirén).
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/cold-conflicts-swedish-short-films/


Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens.

 


 

August 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
"Romeo and Juliet"
Drilling Company
July 17 to August 2
Bryant Park

Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" exquisitely pleads for similar and neighboring peoples to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. The play will be set in a modern city which is divided by wealth and class. Directed by David Marantz, it aims to send a clear message about the violence that can result from social division and corporate greed.

In Marantz's "contemporary" version of Verona, the city is dominated by religion and divided between rich and poor. Everybody carries weapons openly, which leads to fighting on the streets. Capulet industries, run by Juliet's wealthy, conservative family, is running the town. Romeo hails from a different wealthy family that funds social activism; they run the Montague Center for Social Justice. Class conflict has created a modern dystopia from which the two lovers want to flee. Such a milieu enables some innovative character choices, for example, Mercutio is no longer just a hothead. Played by a woman, the character will be transformed into an impulsive firebrand activist. Tybalt is Head of Security for Capulet Industries. In the balcony scene, Romeo must overcome the video surveillance that protects the wealthy.

For this production, the performing area is on the Bryant Park Stage, which is across the park from the Upper Terrace Steps, at the Fountain Terrace near Sixth Avenue, with audience on the gravel and lawn. As always, admission is free, nearby food kiosks serve affordable meals, capacious rest rooms are close at hand and seating on bistro chairs is guaranteed for everyone. Best of all, there is no waiting in line for tickets.

Bryant Park Shakespeare will present "Romeo and Juliet", produced by The Drilling Company July 17 to August 2, 2015 in Bryant Park(6th Avenue at 42nd Street, Manhattan) Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Admission is Free. For Info call 212-873-9050 or visit the websites www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.com and www.drillingcompany.org.

Bryant Park|6th Avenue at 42nd Street| Manhattan


 

August 1, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

World Premiere of
Comfort Women: A New Musical
Directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim
July 31 at 8pm
Aug 1 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 2 at 3pm and 7pm
Aug 4 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 5 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 6 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 7 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 8 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 9 at 3pm and 7pm
Friday July 31- Sunday August 9, 2015
Theatre at St. Clements

Comfort Women: A New Musical, directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim with musical direction by TekGoo Kang. Written by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, and Joann Malory Mieses, with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park.

Set in 1941, Comfort Women takes us to Seoul, Korea, where we meet Goeun, a young woman whose brother is attempting to revolt against the Imperial Japanese Army. Goeun meets a man who promises her a good paying job at a factory in Tokyo. Feeling like she has no other options to support her family, she chooses to leave her home and take the job. Unfortunately Goeun soon realizes that this is not the dream opportunity that she has been promised. She is held hostage, transported to Indonesia, and is forced to become a Japanese Imperial Army sexual slave. We follow Goeun through this life-altering experience as she befriends fellow slaves (Comfort Women) and they plan their impossible escape.

Comfort Women: A New Musical by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David, Aguirre, and Joann Malory Mieses with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park. Directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim with musical direction by TekGoo Kang. Featuring Sandra W. Lee, Megan Lee Hodson, Garett Taketa, Daniel Kennedy, Roger Yeh, Edward Ikeguchi, Yeena Sung, Bomi Yim, Tricia Fukuhara, Jann Punwattana, Maggie Lalley, Tomoka Iwata, Paul
Marquez, Wilton Yeung, and Tenzin Yeshi.

Tickets: $39- $69 http://www.comfortwomenmusical.com www.web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34622 866-811-4111


Theatre at St. Clements | 423 W. 46th St | New York, NY 10036
(Between 9th and 10th Avenues

 




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