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Lincoln Center Announces 2018 White Light Festival 
Festival Features Cross-Cultural Performances Embracing 
Individual Contemplation and Communal Artistic Experiences 
October 16–November 18, 2018
Lincoln Cente

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

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Celebrates Its Return To
The City That Never Sleeps  
Friday, Oct. 12th to
Sunday, Oct. 14th 2018  
Metropolitan Pavilion | 125 West 18th Street

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

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Returns for 21st Season
October 1 – 31, 2018

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South Street Seaport Museum announces
Archtober 2018 at the Seaport Museum
October 2018

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The Segal Center Announces Its
Fall 2018 Season
Through September 17, 2018

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

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

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Brooklyn Music School
St. Felix Centennial Gala
Thursday, October 25, 2018 6pm-10pm

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) announces the St. Felix Street Centennial Gala on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6pm-10pm at DUMBO Loft, 155 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets range from $100 - $500, and sponsorship levels are available from $1000 - $10,000. Tickets and Sponsorship Packages are available at
The evening features Grammy Award winner Arturo O'Farrill, recognized as one of the greatest names in Latin jazz today and founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, as guest host.  
A hundred years ago, the Brooklyn Music School had outgrown its location on Grand Avenue at the converted "Tub of Blood Saloon," which had been home to a notorious New York gang in the 19th century before becoming a community music school in 1909. The school's founders had the vision to move into a new location on St. Felix Street, next to the Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House in the heart of Ft. Greene.

Over the following century, the school has grown from serving 250 students to 8,000 students at our historic home on St. Felix and across New York City.  

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DUMBO Loft | 155 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY


Casita Maria 2018 Fiesta 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Cocktails 7:30 pm, Dinner and Dancing 8:30 pm
Plaza Hotel

Each year Casita Maria's Fiesta honors outstanding individuals for their contributions to the world of art, philanthropy, business and more. Your contribution supports Casita Maria's mission is to empower youth and their families by creating a culture of learning through high quality social, cultural, and education opportunities.

2018 Fiesta Honorees are Isabel Goldsmith-Patiño, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Mary Snow, and Carlos Souza

2018 Fiesta Dinner Chairs are Jacqueline Weld Drake, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, and Carlos Mota

2018 Honorary Chairs are Elizabeth Peabody, Christine Schwarzman, and Lynn Wyatt


Dress: Black Tie

Plaza Hotel | New York | 768 5th Ave


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

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

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

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

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


Group.BR presents
An Immersive Theatrical Experience
Thursday - Saturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 7 PM
October 18 - November 18, 2018
Benefit Performance: October 27, 2018
Aich Studios

Group.BR, New York's only Brazilian theatre company presents INSIDE THE WILD HEART, a fully immersive theatrical experience based on the works of Brazil's most acclaimed Jewish writer, Clarice Lispector. The show will run from October 18 - November 18, 2018, Thursdays through Sundays at Aich Studios, 218 E. 25th Street, New York NY 10010, with a benefit performance on October 27, 2018.

Conceived by Group .BR co-founders Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini, Inside the Wild Heart had a successful run in 2016 directed by Regina Miranda at Immersive Gallery, Williamsburg. Now the show finds its way to Aich Studios, a multilevel brownstone that fulfills the original vision, where a house becomes not only Clarice's home but her inner world as well. Built in 1848, and converted to a foundry at the turn of the century, Aich will host this new, revamped production directed by Linda Wise, a long time master, and collaborator of the company. "Linda Wise has definitely lived up to our expectation as Andressa and I caught her up to our 3-year process of researching and developing this production" said Debora Balardini, Executive Director of Group .BR and one of the performers in the piece. This immersive theatrical experience integrates visual arts, film, music, and performance art.

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Aich Studios | 218 E. 25th Street, New York NY 10010


Lang Lang International Music Foundation™
10th Anniversary Gala
October 10th

Alec Baldwin will host the Lang Lang International Music Foundation™ 10th Anniversary Gala on October 10th, chaired by John Paulson and co-chaired by Judith-Ann Corrente, David M. Hryck, Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, Bruno Wang, Joan and Sandy Weill, Shirley Young and Ann Ziff. The evening will honor two remarkable people, Joan and Irwin Jacobs with the Foundation’s Lifetime Philanthropy Award. The evening will feature performances by Roberto Alagna, Lang Lang, Ledisi, and Wyclef Jean. 

Proceeds from the evening will expand the Foundation’s Keys of Inspiration™ (KOI) which delivers a structured music curriculum to over 6,000 children in underserved elementary schools across the USA. In the KOI piano lab, students build self-confidence, a sense of achievement, and a drive towards excellence. By 2020 they project over 30,000 students in 80 schools participating across the country. Guests are asked to wear black tie. 

Single tickets are $5000 and Tables of ten 10 are $50,000. 

Cipriani | 25 Broadway



The Moving Black-And-White Drama To Open The Fest On October 24th
Newfest Runs October 24th - 30th

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This Year Marks The 30th Anniversary Of  New York’s LGBT Festival, running October 24th - 30th

NewFest has announced its Opening Night film to be Yen Tan's powerful AIDS drama "1985" on Wednesday, October 24th. This year will mark the highly significant 30th anniversary of NewFest, one of the world’s most venerable and respected LGBT festivals. "1985" joins a history of notable NewFest Opening Night Films, including "Go Fish" (1994), "High Art" (1998), "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (2001), "But I'm a Cheerleader" (2000), and "We Were Here" (2011). The film is a return to NewFest for Tan, whose previous films “Ciao” (2008) and “Pit Stop” (2013) have screened at the fest in the past.

Written and directed by Yen Tan, “1985” follows Adrian (Cory Michael Smith, "Gotham"), a closeted advertising executive who, after having been gone for three years, returns to his Texas hometown for the holidays during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Burdened with an unspeakable tragedy in New York City, Adrian looks to reconnect with his preteen brother Andrew (Aidan Langford) while navigating his relationship with religious parents Eileen (Academy Award Nominee Virginia Madsen) and Dale (Golden Globe Award Winner Michael Chiklis). When he reaches out to his estranged childhood friend Carly (Jamie Chung, "The Gifted"), their unresolved issues force Adrian to confront an uncertain future that will significantly alter the lives of those around him.

Shot on black-and-white super 16mm film, "1985" takes a unique look at a pivotal moment in American history through the prism of empathy, love and family.

The festival will announce its full lineup for its 30th edition on September 21st. The festival runs October 24th - 30th.
Ticket redemption for Festival Passholders begins at Sept. 21st. There will be a Member Pre-Sale for tickets on Sept. 25th. Tickets go on sale to public on Sept. 28th. For more information or to become a member, go to

The festival is presented by HBO and programmed in partnership with Outfest


“An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life”
with The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko
Friday, November 16, 2018 – 7:00pm
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Newark NJ

Celebrate the return of comedians STEVE MARTIN and MARTIN SHORT for a hilarious evening of musical sketches and conversations on their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and their legendary lives in show-business and stand-up. 

Tickets $59 – $249 (plus fees) available at, 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722) and NJPAC Box Office

New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Newark NJ


The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Announces Fall CinéSalon Series:
Brilliant Quirky: Jeanne Balibar on Film and
Classics of French Cinema with Olivier Barrot
September 11 - October 30, 2018

The French Institute Alliance Française today announces two film series kicking off its fall CinéSalon screenings:
Opening the CinéSalon season on September 11 and running through October 30, Brilliant Quirky: Jeanne Balibar on Film features rare screenings, a sneak preview of Balibar’s César-winning performance in the 2017 film Barbara, and talks with the noted actress whose unconventional beauty, exquisite voice, playfulness, and keen intellect have inspired French auteurs including Jacques Rivette, Raúl Ruiz, Mathieu Amalric, and Arnaud Desplechin.

Building on last spring’s inaugural lineup, Classics of French Cinema presents a pair of films that showcase the richness of French filmmaking: Jean-Pierre Melville’s L’Armée des ombres (Army of Shadows) (1969), a belatedly recognized masterpiece about the French Resistance on September 25; and Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle (1958), winner of that year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, on December 11. In conjunction with the screenings, Barrot, an influential journalist, author, and television personality, will share his insights into each film during complimentary 30-minute talks between the 4pm and 7:30pm showings.

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October 26, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Park Avenue Armory in New York City

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) will host the third annual Opening Night of TEFAF New York Fall, chaired by Nina Carbone, Jennifer Oken, Fiona Druckenmiller, Brent NealeWilson, Helena Martinez, and Caryn Zucker. The event is generously underwritten by Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller and sponsored by Natura Bissé and Etro. 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, 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.
Chairs: Nina Carbone
Jennifer Oken
Fiona Druckenmiller
Brent Neale Winston
Helena Martinez
Caryn Zucker

Information: Ali Warlich The Society of MSK | 212.639.7972


Park Avenue Armory | 643 Park Avenue
Between 66th and 67th Streets


Sunday, October 14, 2018 Rain or Shine!
9:00 a.m.  Registration, breakfast
Riverside Park, W. 97th Street & Riverside Drive in Manhattan

Thousands of Orange-Clad Walkers will Take to Riverside Park
and Raise $1 Million for CaringKind – NYC’s Leading Expert
in Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

On Sunday, October 14th, the paths in Riverside Park will become ribbons of orange as thousands of orange-clad New Yorkers walk to support CaringKind, formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter. Now in its 29th year, the Walk will raise $1 million that will fund CaringKind’s free programs and services for the thousands of New York individuals, families and caregivers affected by a dementia diagnosis.

CaringKind, NYC’s leading expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia care for more than three decades, is now recruiting walkers, supporters and volunteers. This year’s two-mile Walk will be emceed by WABC-TV’s Bill Ritter. Also joining in support of CaringKind will be Tony Award winning actor and tireless advocate for the Alzheimer’s community, David Hyde Pierce.   

CaringKind’s Alzheimer’s Walk has something for every member of the family with free breakfast, live entertainment, an activity area for children, and a Doggie Dugout for four-legged walkers.  The Walk will also include a Tech Expo, featuring innovative products that are changing the lives of people with Alzheimer’s as well as their caregivers. The Tech Expo will be sponsored by G-III, a leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories under licensed and owned brands including Donna Karan, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Vilebrequin, and Karl Lagerfeld. A special “Memory Wall” will be constructed where Walk participants can post mementos, messages or photos of someone in their lives they have cared for, or who is currently affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Walkers are also encouraged to bring their dogs for the Doggie Dugout Costume Parade.

There is no fee to participate. Walkers can register on-site, but are strongly urged to register in advance.
MAKE A DONATION:  Call Jessica Gonzalez at 646-744-2979, email or visit 

Riverside Park |W. 97th Street & Riverside Drive in Manhattan


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