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September 18, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Check out The Color Factory

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September 17, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
IFP LABS SHOWCASE 2018
Monday September 17th
7:30 PM: Doors Open
8:15 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Program Begins
10:15 PM: Filmmaker Meet-and-Greet 
10:30 PM: After-Party sponsored by Corona Extra, Ketel One Family Made Vodka, and Fever-Tree
The Williams Vale


The IFP Labs Showcase gives audiences a first look at exciting new films before their festival premieres! This outdoor screening features excerpts from the nine Narrative and ten Documentary films from the emerging talent of the 2018 IFP Labs, the nation’s only program that supports diverse feature filmmakers when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their first features.

Tickets

The William Vale | 111 N 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249

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Another New York Cool Tip:

Frankenstein (Off-Broadway musical) 
Mondays at 7 PM
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 every Monday at 7 PM, Off-Broadway at St. Luke’s Theatre in the heart of the theatre district.  

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

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

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September 16, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Concerts on the Slope
Sunday September 16th . 3PM – 4:30PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church


On Sunday, September 16th, Concerts on the Slope will present Genin-Gregory-Rodolfo Trio - Mélanie Genin, harp; Catherine Gregory, flute; Jesus Rodolfo, viola, performing Debussy: Beau Soir, Afternoon of a Faun (arr. M. Genin), Syrinx, Two Arabesques, Saad Haddad: Dohree, Sebastian Currier: 15 minutes 

 
Free-will donation ($20 suggested). For more information, visit www.concertsontheslope.org or email concertsontheslope@gmail.com
 
St. John’s Episcopal Church | 139 St. John’s Place (at 7th Ave in Park Slope)
Brooklyn, NY 11217



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September 15, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Brooklyn Music School Announces
Reunify - Benefit Concert for Displaced Children
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 6pm
Brooklyn Music School


Brooklyn Music School (BMS) announces a Reunify - A Benefit Concert for Displaced Children on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 6pm.

Brooklyn Music School Presents: Reunify! A Benefit Concert to raise money to support efforts to reunite immigrant families that have been separated. An evening of music to benefit children who have been displaced. The Brooklyn Music School is partnering with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and all proceeds will go to support music therapy and legal support for children who have been separated from, their parents so as to help them on the journey to healing and being reunified with their families. Please join us for this event to show our community's support for the most vulnerable of those living among us and celebrate the healing and unifying power of music.
 
Featuring Performances by: Maya Beiser, Will Calhoun, Claudia Eliaza, DJ Logic, Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II, Elliott Sharp, Dan Zanes and more!
 
New York City Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo will be introducing the event.
 
Tickets are
$15 - $25 and are available at https://reunify.eventbrite.com.
 

BROOKLYN MUSIC SCHOOL | 126 ST FELIX ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11217 (718) 638-5660

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Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Shakespeare Exchange
Announces the next
ShakesBEER
Saturdays, September 15, 22 & 29, 2018 at 3pm
Various Venues - see below

New York Shakespeare Exchange announces the next ShakesBEER, NYC's original Shakespearean Pub Crawl, running Saturdays from September 15 - 29, 2018 at 3pm. The pub crawl begins at Jasper's Taphouse (761 9th Avenue, NYC) at 2:30pm and moves to The Gaf (401 W 48th Street, NYC), Perdition (692 10th Avenue, NYC), and The Waylon (736 10th Avenue, NYC). Check-in is at 2:30pm at Jasper's Taphouse. Tickets are $49 and are available at www.ShakespeareExchange.org. Tickets include performance and four drinks (beer, wine, and select cocktails).
 
It's impossible to have just one! NY Shakespeare Exchange returns to Hell's Kitchen to serve up a fresh, new round of ShakesBEER, NYC's Original Shakespearean Pub Crawls, in September.  

This special fall edition takes on the 2018 Midterm Elections, in ShakesBEER's irreverent and fearless style, featuring pieces from Coriolanus and Titus Andronicus, and mixing in scenes from Fuente Ovejuna by Lope De Vega and A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt, directed by Ross Williams, Cristina Lundy, and Brian Demar Jones.

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Another New York Cool Tip:

SATELLITE COLLECTIVE
announces
Echo & Narcissus
September 14, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:30pm.
BAM

Satellite Collective announces Echo & Narcissus at BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 8pm and Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Narcissus, a rebellious yet charismatic outsider, hunts alone in the city at night. He's come south from his father's kingdom on the city's outer coast. Echo, a young nymph and socialite, falls for Narcissus and they hook up. Her brother and the other nymphs fail in their attempt to separate her from Narcissus and one night the two commit an irrevocable crime. Echo's brother tries with more urgency to separate the two, but is instead drawn into an adventure that ends with tragedy. 

To learn more about Satellite, visit:
www.satellitecollective.org
www.transmission.satellitecollective.org
www.satellitepress.org
www.telephone.satellitecollective.org 

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at https://www.bam.org/SatelliteCollective.

BAM Fisher | 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY

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September 14, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
announces the September Panel
WHO IS TRU? A Free Introduction to 
Our Community and Programs
Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 7PM
The Playroom Theater

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents its annual free introductory panel Thursday, September 20, 2018: WHO IS TRU? A Free Introduction to Our Community and Programs at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl., NYC. This panel is free but please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/who-is-tru/, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.
 
Come to our free-for-everyone seasonal kickoff and networking meet-and-greet and meet the program directors and illustrious board members of Theater Resources Unlimited that make it possible to bring you the range of programming we offer to producers and artists. Our confirmed lineup includes TRU Vice-President and co-founder Cheryl Davis, award-winning playwright, attorney, General Counsel for The Authors Guild, and feedback panelist for our musical feedback lab; plus Board members Neal Rubinstein, producer (On the Town,The Velocity of Autumn, Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival) and Courtney Sweeting. Also meet TRU literary manager Cate Cammarata (TRU Voices and How to Write a Musical That Works) and assistant Literary Manager Jessie Shinberg; Emileena Pedigo of The Show Goes on Productions, who will be leading our "Essentials of Successful Self-Producing" workshop; Broadway producer and actress Jana Robbins (Ragtime revival, I Love You Because..., Roof of the World, Little Women), program director for our Producer Development & Mentorship Program; Skip Kennon, former Artistic Coordinator of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, who now helps facilitate TRU's How to Write a Musical That Works workshop; and Ken Waissman, producer (Grease, Torch Song Trilogy, Agnes of God) who helps run our Director-Writer Communications Lab and is often a Speed Date producer. Plus three of the people who offer free consultations to new members: entertainment attorney Lee Feldshon, financial consultant Bailie Slevin of Entertaining Finance and career consultant Joanne Zippel of Zip Creative.
 
Learn about our programs, including our Producer Development & Mentorship Program, the TRU Voices Reading Series, Essentials of Successful Self-Producing and other Producer Boot Camps, Writer-Producer Speed Date, Director-Writer Communications Lab, How to Write a Musical That Works workshop and more. And let us know what we don't offer that you wish we did.

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; usually $12.50 for non-members, but free for everyone for this season opener. Please use the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/who-is-tru/, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628, or e-ail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call 212-714-7628.

The Playroom Theatre | 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl., NYC.

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September 13, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

FJK DANCE RETURNS TO
NYC FOR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
FADI J KHOURY’S “UNTOLD” TO PREMIERE
SEPT. 13 @ 7PM AND SEPT. 15 @ 7:30PM
JOHN JAY COLLEGE

PLUS Guest Artist Collaborations
With Choreographers Gary Pierce and Debbie Roshe

Fadi J. Khoury’s FJK Dance will return to NYC for the company’s FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON with three premieres plus repertory on Thursday, September 13 (7pm) and Saturday, September 15 (7:30pm). Performances are part of the CUNY Dance Initiative and will take place at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street. Tickets are $25-$45 ($10 students), and available via www.fjkdance.com.

The program features the premiere of Fadi Khoury’s new work, “UnTold.” The multimedia performance installation, layering ancient Middle Eastern aesthetics with contemporary ballet and ballroom movement, meets at the intersection of visual art and contemporary dance. The work was conceived in two parts: the audience will first walk through sculptures and paintings in the theater lobby inspired by pre-Islamic Arab poetry, the Al Mu’alaqat (????????) (a set of seven poems), followed by a performance in which the choreography will intertwine with the shape of the Arabic calligraphy. “Untold” hopes to shed light on the hidden beauty of Middle Eastern culture, at a time when stereotypes govern Western perceptions of the region. VIDEO

FJK DANCE SEASON 2018
THE GERALD W. LYNCH THEATER AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE
524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
(212) 237- 8005

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 7PM and SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 at 7:30PM
Tickets: $20-45 ($10 students with ID)
https://www.fjkdance.com/

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September 12, 2018

New York Cool Tip:


The Mother Line Story Project turns 3!
A Birthday Party
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7pm 
Town Stages

Town Stages presents A Birthday Party for The Mother Line Story Project on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7pm, with a world premiere Mother Line performance starting at 8pm.

Mother Line is announcing an exciting 2019 season and is throwing a party to celebrate their community, honor where they came from, and get ready for what's next. Join them at beautiful, women-run Town Stages with past ML storytellers and workshop alums as they amplify women's voices, look to the future, and eat cake! There will be celebrity shout-outs, live music, a catered cocktail hour, face painting, themed fundraising activities, the naming of the night's "Matron of Honor," and the biggest Mother Line performance yet! Festive attire, of course.

www.motherlinestoryproject.com

Tickets range from $25-500 and are available at http://motherlinestoryproject.com/turns3/.

Town Stages |  221 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

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September 11, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Battery Dance 
Presents 
MOVING STORIES
A Public Screening
September 11, 2018 at 7:30
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park


Battery Dance presents a public screening of MOVING STORIES: Lives Transformed by Dance, a documentary film, on September 11, 2018 at 7:30pm at Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City.A Q+A will immediately follow the film in the park. For more information, visit: https://batterydance.org/movingstories/
 

Moving Stories, which recently premiered at MoMA's Doc Fortnight in 2018, follows Battery Dance's dancers as they travel to India, Romania, Korea, and Iraq, working with at-risk youth through the Dancing to Connect program. With just one week to teach the tools of choreography and collaboration to the youth in preparation for public performance, the film captures the struggle, frustration, determination, and transformation of both students and teachers.

 
Moving Stories is a film by Sundance Award-winning director Rob Fruchtman, writer-producer Cornelia Ravenal, filmmaker Mikael Södersten, and producer Wendy Sax. To watch the trailer, visit www.wildernessfilms.us/movingstories.html
 

Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park
 

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September 9-10, 2018

New York Cool Tip:


Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
Emma Portner with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago /
Third Coast Percussion, and Anne Plamondon
Sunday and Monday, September 9 and 10, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim  

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents
Emma Portner with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago / Devonté Hynes & Third Coast Percussion, and Anne Plamondon on Sunday and Monday, September 9 and 10, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Emma Portner, described by Dance Spirit as a young choreographer "changing the dance world," shares highlights from her upcoming Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) commission with new music by Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) performed by Third Coast Percussion, and from her duet with Anne Plamondon, commissioned by Fall for Dance North (FFDN), prior to their respective premieres in Chicago and Toronto. Portner also screens her newest dance film, FEMME DEBOUT commissioned by Fondation Beyeler and The Creator Class/Free Studios on the occasion of their exhibition Bacon-Giacometti. As part of the program, Portner, Plamondon and HSDC artistic director Glenn Edgerton will discuss their collaboration in a discussion moderated by FFDN artistic director Ilter Ibrahimof.


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

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Another New York Cool Tip:

Bahar Behbahani
(Up)rooted: A study on Immigrant Flora 
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 9, 6-10pm  
The Shed Space, Brooklyn, New York

Opening in Brooklyn, New York this Sunday, September 9, with a reception from 6-10pm, The Shed Space presents (Up)rooted: A study on Immigrant Flora, a solo exhibition by Bahar Behbahani. Behbahani is a New York based Iranian artist, whose research-based practice explores cultural landscapes. Through a range of media—painting, video, installation, and interactive lectures—she reinvents archival materials to question the relationship between knowledge, power, and spatial memory.

(Up)rooted: A study on Immigrant Flora is a process-oriented and multidisciplinary exhibition, including film, photography, drawing, and sound. This body of work is part of a larger ongoing series of Immigrant Flora, which stages the plants as witness across different landscapes, to examine the culture of immigration. In this series of works, Behbahani collaborated with her mother, Shamsy Behbahani as a dynamic agent to interlace the language, spiritual, and ritual aspect of repositioning body, memory, and commerce.

The Shed Space, Brooklyn, New York | 366 6th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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September 7, 2018

Morningside Lights: Flight
Workshop September 7th @ 2PM
Miller Theatre (at Columbia University)
SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
Family craft table, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Morningside Lights Procession, 8 p.m.
Morningside Park 

Morningside Lights is a free weeklong arts event led by the directors of Processional Arts Workshop, Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles, and produced by Columbia University's Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre. Help create a fleet of lanterns during a week of workshops that will culminate in an illuminated procession of public art in Morningside Park. 

On September 8, a flock of animated and illuminated birds will fill the night sky. Carrying suitcases, these birds evoke the power and precariousness of migration on a changing planet. Flight honors the resilience and hope of populations on the move—avian and human—and celebrates the vitality and diversity that migrations have always brought to New York.

For more information.

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September 5, 2018

Check out Alain Delon at the Quad through September 14th.

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September 4, 2018

Check out Poe Park Visitors Center at 2640 Grand Concourse for "Eye on Nature Artists Explore the World of Plants and Animals."

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September 3, 2018

Check out the "Catacombs by Candlelight" tour at St. Patrick's Old Catherdral downtown.

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September 2, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Check out Electric Zoo on Randall's Island

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Another New York Cool Tip:

Martin Scorsese Presents Republic
Rediscovered: New Restorations
From Paramount Pictures, Part 2
The Museum of Modern Art

Through September 2, 2018
MoMA PS1

September 1
Discwoman (Riobamba, Serena Jara, MIN2) / Discwoman / Brooklyn, NY
Gang Gang Dance / 4AD / New York, NY,
Lizzo / Nice Life Recording Company + Atlantic Records / Minneapolis, MN
The Italian New Wave (Chevel, Primitive Art, Vipra) / Different Circles + Hundebiss + Presto! Records / Italy
Logan Takahashi / Ghostly International / Brooklyn, NY
MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1’s pioneering outdoor music series Warm Up continues with six more Saturdays presenting the best in live and electronic music. Taking place weekly through September 1, Warm Up celebrates a wide range of artists: emerging and established, local and global, and across genres. With six dates remaining in the Warm Up season, MoMA PS1 announces new additions to the lineup of more than 75 artists. 

Continuing our celebration of the Republic Pictures library, which is currently being restored and returned to wide distribution by Paramount, here are 16 more rarely seen titles, each handpicked by Martin Scorsese.

“From the ’30s through the ’50s, the different studio logos at the head of every picture carried their own associations and expectations,” said Scorsese. “And for me, the name Republic over the eagle on the mountain peak meant something special. Republic Pictures was what was known as a ‘poverty row’ studio, but what their pictures lacked in resources and prestige they made up for in inventiveness, surprise, and, in certain cases, true innovation. Among the many ‘B’ pictures produced at Republic in the studio’s heyday, there are so many titles that have been overlooked or forgotten; waiting for decades to be seen again. I’m truly excited that MoMA will be presenting these films, some in newly restored versions courtesy of Paramount Pictures and The Film Foundation. For two weeks in August, you need to go to MoMA. I can promise you that you have some discoveries in store.”

Info and tickets: https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/4990?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MKT%20-%20Film%2020180727&utm_content=MKT%20-%20Film%2020180727+CID_96f60cbb9eba6cf174cd97b9792cc25d&utm_source=campaignmonitor

MoMA PS1 | 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

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August 31, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

"The Big Apple Posse Trilogy," is part of a free promotion at Amazon Kindle starting today, August 31st and running through Monday, September 3rd. Click here for your free copy.

"The Big Apple Posse Trilogy," written by Wendy R Williams and illustrated by Sophie Escabasse, is a series of action adventure novels that follow a group of tweens and their expanding band of travelers as they are first trapped in New York City after a terror attack and then forced to flee from the terrorists who are determined that the posse not live to testify about what they saw in the aftermath of the explosions. The posse is then forced to "hit the road" - first hiding in New Orleans where they are immersed in the world of voodoo and music. Then, after the terrorists locate them in New Orleans, they travel cross country to Los Angeles.

The books asks the question: Can anyone truly disappear in a digital age where anyone can search for anything, anytime. And where everything done anywhere is viewed by satellite and available through Google Earth.

The "Trilogy" is comprised of three books (all of which are for sale individually at Amazon.com:

"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York"
"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans"
"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles"

"Solange's Song," the young adult sequel to the "Big Apple Posse" books, was published in January of 2014.

"The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is in the Kindle Lending Library.

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Another New York Cool Tip:

Summer Exhibition
Curated by Grace Lerner & Richard Mazda
Exhibition: Thursday August 2nd   - Friday August 31 2018
Opening Reception: August 2nd 5-8pm,
LIC Arts Open Gallery @ The Factory LIC, 30-30 47th AVE, LIC, NY 1110

The LIC Arts Open Gallery presents its ‘Summer Exhibition’ which features multi-disciplinary works from over 40 artists presenting in mediums as diverse as video to sculpture and pastels.  Please not that this exhibition runs concurrent with our other exhibition From Miniscule to Monumenal in the adjacent Raw gallery. Visitors will experience over 60 artists in the 2 galleries which are both on the ground floor of the signature Factory building.

Jiranai   Apaipak John Bolger Janet Braun-Reinitz JP Anne Giera Sara Meghdari Kelly Moeykens Joseph Rha Hector     Ruiz Nichole Washington Alyssa Yeager Trish Kaidanow Vladan Sibinovic Frankie Alduino Sotiris Biziouras [please note that this is only a selection of over 40 artists]

The exhibition will be held just across the East River from Manhattan in Long Island City, Queens, at the LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory LIC. The management team at The Factory has generously donated this space to LIC Arts Open for hosting shows throughout the year, as well as providing additional gallery space for the annual LIC Arts Open festival. 

LIC Arts Open Gallery @ The Factory LIC | 30-30 47th AVE, LIC, NY 11101

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August 29, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

SummerScreen
Audience Choice
Wednesday August 29, 2018
McCarren Park


Brooklyn's favorite FREE Film and Concert Series has returned this summer to McCarren Park for its 13th consecutive year! Taking place every Wednesday in July and August, the weekly event will screen eight films in the park and will offer food, beverage and live music.

Brooklyn artist Bethany Robertson has handcrafted limited edition posters for each film and SummerScreen event, which will be showcased at each screening. 

SummerScreen, presented by Northside Media, is the longest-running event series of Northside Media, which creates exceptional content and experiences for passionate music, innovation & food communities. SummerScreen would like to give a big thanks to SHOWTIME® and Rx Bar all their support.

Keep updated with SummerScreen
Website: www.summerscreen.org 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SummerScreen 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SummerScreenBK
Instagram: @summerscreen

McCarren Park | 776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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August 27-28, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Film Listings for August 2018 at Symphony Space


New Plaza Cinema: RBG (PJST)
Aug 24-30, 2018 at 4:30pm
$15; $11 Member; $12 Senior
http://www.symphonyspace.org

New Plaza Cinema: Madeline’s Madeline (PJST)
Aug 24-30, 2018 at 7pm, 9pm
$15; $11 Member; $12 Senior
http://www.symphonyspace.org

PJST: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre | LNT: Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

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August 26, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Concerts on the Slope
Sunday August 26th., 3PM – 4:30PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church


On Sunday, August 26th, Concerts on the Slope will present Songs For Our Children - Jin-Xiang Yu, soprano and Lucas Barkley, piano, performing settings of: Nursery Rhymes by Bernstein, Poulenc & Schumann, Lullabies by R. Strauss, Kodály, Schubert, Wolf, Grieg, Reger & Brahms, Songs about Children: Messiaen: Chants de Terre et de Ciel
 
Free-will donation ($20 suggested). For more information, visit www.concertsontheslope.org or email concertsontheslope@gmail.com
 
St. John’s Episcopal Church | 139 St. John’s Place (at 7th Ave in Park Slope)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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August 25, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

ROOFTOP FILMS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
8:00 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Films Begin
10:30 PM: Q&A
11:00 PM: After-Party from Corona Extra, Ketel One Family Owned Vodka and Fever-Tree
INDUSTRY CITY

Every year, Rooftop closes out the summer with a festive night of short films about things coming to an end. In this year’s program, bronzed idols and guly felines and just about everything else fall to pieces. Perhaps they’ve all got the end-of-summer blues. Let’s not spend any time bemoaning past mistakes or missed opportunities, it’s not time for “should haves” or “would haves.” It’s time for some late-summer, life lessons, like How to Live with Regret, how to woo your babysitter, and what not to do when your friend is trapped in quicksand. The summer may be coming to a close, but without endings there would be no new beginnings.

TICKETS

Industry City | 274 36 Street. Brooklyn, NY 11232


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August 24, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

A Brooklyn Cabaret:
*Temptations Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 7:30pm
*Venus & Adonis and All Wounds Bleed
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 & Friday August 24, 2018 at 7:30pm
*Venus and Adonis
Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, August 22 & Friday, August 24 at 7:30pm
Brooklyn Music School

BROOKLYN OPERA WORKS (BOW) at the Brooklyn Music School (BMS)
We strive to create BOW as a place of both excellence and inclusiveness.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 A Brooklyn Cabaret: Temptations
At 7:30pm at Brooklyn Music School, 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets are $20 ($15 for BMS Students) and can be purchased at https://a-brooklyn-cabaret-temptations.eventbrite.com
 
Bold and provocative, the 6th annual A Brooklyn Cabaret will feature scenes inspired by the mythological dynamic of Venus, the erotic goddess of love and Adonis, the young hunter. Included will be classic selections by Kurt Weill, Frederick Hollander, and Misha Spoliansky, as well original works by emerging cabaret composers.  
 
Wine will be served for all to enjoy. 
 
Wednesday, August 22 & Friday, August 24 Venus & Adonis and All Wounds Bleed
7:30pm at Brooklyn Music School, 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at https://venus-and-adonis-all-wounds-bleed.eventbrite.com
 
Thursday, August 23 Venus & Adonis
7:30pm at Brooklyn Music School, 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at https://venus-and-adonis.eventbrite.com
 
Venus and Adonis
The groundbreaking, erotic myth of Venus and Adonis centers on the intricacies of the relationship between a sexually empowered goddess and her younger consort.
 
In the heart of this love story, themes of power play, manipulation and yearning are explored and exploited. Venus's reluctance to surrender, coupled with Adonis's innocence, leads to both a tragic outcome and poignant transcendence.  

For more information, visit www.brooklynmusicschool.org.

Brooklyn Music School | 126 Saint Felix Street , Brooklyn, NY

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August 22 - 26, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
August 22 - 26, 2018 | New York City 
Tickets

The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), the nation's largest and most diverse Latino film festival, and a touchstone of the country's thriving multicultural cinematic movement, is back! This year, the NYLFF will showcase a diverse slate representing 17 countries, spanning all genres and formats including features, shorts, documentaries, web series and experimental films featuring, about and/or for the U.S. Latino community.

This year, El Museo del Barrio is honored to partner with NYLFF in its efforts to support emerging and established Latino filmmakers, actors, and content producers, as well as serve as a platform for all audiences to learn more about the Latino experience in the United States. Through our partnership, we are excited to offer everyone discounts on films throughout the festival. 

THE SENTENCE 
Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 8:30pm | AMC Empire 25
FREE ADMISSION - enter code 'elmuseo' at checkout

As part of our partnership, El Museo's friends and family can gain FREE ADMISSION for one to the premiere of documentary The Sentence. Winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award, Rudy Valdez's The Sentence explores the devastating consequences of mass incarceration and mandatory minimum drug sentencing through the story of Cindy Shank, a mother of three young children serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement in a Michigan drug ring years before. A lyrical, intimate story documented over 10 years, this moving documentary follows Cindy's struggle to be present for her children while incarcerated, her daughters' experiences growing up without their mother at home, and her family's fight for her release.

To redeem your FREE ticket, enter code 'elmuseo' at checkout!

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August 21, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Old Stone House & Washington Park
BATTLE WEEK
Commemorating the 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn
August 19 - 26

A week plus of events and activities commemorating the opening chapter in America's drive for independence, marking the 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn

Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 26
Display of 85 Revolutionary War flags and their history
The Green-Wood Cemetery
5th Avenue at 25th Street, Brooklyn
www.green-wood.com

Sunday, August 19, 11:00 am - Noon
The Evergreens Cemetery
Battle of Brooklyn And Beyond Military History Tour
Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street, Brooklyn
Tickets available on Eventbrite

Sunday, August 19, Noon - 2 pm
Maryland 400 Remembrance Ceremony
Old Stone House & Washington Park
  in partnership with the Michael A. Rawley American Legion Post
(718) 768-3195/www.theoldstonehouse.org

Sunday, August 19, Noon
Brick Oven Brooklyn Meet-UP
Community Hearth Baking at OSH
Bring any dish or ingredients and cook it yourself in our wood-fired oven!

Wednesday, August 22, 7 - 8:30 pm
A Taste of Revolution at The Green-Wood Cemetery
Raise a glass to freedom at a rum and cider talk and tasting.  Music by Charming Disaster.
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets

Wednesday, August 22, 6 - 8 pm
Gowanus Dredgers Battle Paddle
Paddle with the Dredgers!  Learn the History of Gowanus at the Dredgers 2nd St. dock. We invite Loyalists, Revolutionaries
and folk to join the fun battle voyages.  If you support the King - wear a RED PFD!  www.gowanuscanal.org

Thursday, August 23, 7 - 9 pm
Exhibit Opening - For Which It Stands
A Contemporary Exhibit curated by Katherine Gressel
www.theoldstonehouse.org
Friday, August 24, 8 - 10 pm
Concrete Timbre: 1776 (Future Style)

A glimpse of a future world, distilled down to the skyscraper headquarters of Globe, Inc., located on a man-made island off the coast of Singapore, where American workers plan a rebellion
www.brownpapertickets.com

Saturday, August 25, 10 am sharp
Prison Ships Martyrs Memorial Ceremony
Coordinated by the Society of Old Brooklynites, American Merchant Marine Association, and Navy Armed Guard. Prison Ships Martyrs Monument, Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
Information: (718) 768-3195.

Saturday, August 25, 2-4 pm
Battle of Brooklyn Neighborhood Walk
Led by Old Stone House Board Member and Hunter College Archaeology Professor William J. Parry. Meet at Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park, NW corner. $12 per person/$10 OSH members; includes light refreshments. Wear comfortable shoes.
Information:  (718) 768-3195/info@theoldstonehouse.org
Advance tickets recommended - available at Brown Paper Tickets

Saturday, August 25, 8 - 10 pm
Concrete Timbre: 1776 (Future Style)
A glimpse of a future world, distilled down to the skyscraper headquarters of Globe, Inc., located on a man-made island off the coast of Singapore, where American workers plan a rebellion.
www.theoldstonehouse.org/www.brownpapertickets.com

Sunday, August 26
Battle of Brooklyn Commemoration at The Green-Wood Cemetery
5th Avenue at 25th Street, Brooklyn
(718) 768-7300 for more information
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Living History Programming with drills, weapon firing, games and historic personalities.
12:30 - 1:15 pm
Re-enactment inside the Main Gate at The Green-Wood Cemetery
1:30 pm Parade to the top of Battle Hill
2:00 pm Memorial Ceremony at Battle Hill

On-Going:
Old Stone House: Witness to War
A Permanent Exhibit about the Battle of Brooklyn
Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 4 pm
Hear a wonderful piece on the battle of Brooklyn by Jim O'Grady on WNYC!

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August 20, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Hang with "Wicked" - One Night Only!
Monday August 20, 2018
Pierre Hotel

Elphaba and Fiyero are back together again!  This Monday August 20th, Broadway At The Pierre's WICKED Ozdust Series continues with an exclusive performance reuniting WICKED alums Jennifer DiNoia (Elphaba) and Michael Campayno (Fiyero).

Monday's performance marks Ms. DiNoia's third appearance at The Pierre. She and fellow WICKED alum Hayley Podschun (Glinda, national tour) launched Broadway At The Pierre with two sold-out performances last year. Mr. Campayno can be seen this fall on Broadway as Rob Camilletti in The Cher Show. Musical Direct
ion will be provided by Dan Micciche, who just came home after serving asMusical Director/ Conductor of WICKED's national tour for the last 4 years. $75 food & beverage minimum includes a welcome glass of Taittinger Champagne, set menu of light bites & one-hour performance.

Reservations are required. Guests who book by calling or emailing Two E lounge directly will automatically be entered to win a VIP meet & greet with the cast after the show! To book your table, please call Two E lounge at 212-940-8113, email TwoE@tajhotels.com or visit Two E on Open Table. 

Tickets

The Pierre Hotel | 2 East 61st Street &, 5th Ave, New York, NY 10065

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August 19, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Heavenly Bodies

The Costume Institute's spring 2018 exhibition—at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters—features a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection to examine fashion's ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism.

Serving as the cornerstone of the exhibition, papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside The Vatican, are on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Fashions from the early twentieth century to the present are shown in the Byzantine and medieval galleries, part of the Robert Lehman Wing, and at The Met Cloisters.

Information

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August 18, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
Presents
GREEN AFTERNOON VI
A Garden Dance Performance and Cocktail Reception
Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 5-7 pm
The Home of Architects
Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel
East Hampton, NY

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents Green Afternoon VI, an annual interactive garden installation and performance at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 5pm-7pm.

The evening begins at 5 pm with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and several outdoor sitting rooms featuring performance installations, with performers dancing in tree houses, on outdoor sculptures, in and around the swimming pool, in the woods, and more. After the moving installations, at 5:50 p.m., the audience will move to the lawn for a seated performance of Selwyn's developing work Crossroads. Green Afternoon VI takes place at 230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at www.amandaselwyndance.org.

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.  

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August 17, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Filmes
THIS ONE'S FOR THE LADIES
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
8:00 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music from Dai Burger
9:00 PM: Film Begins 1
0:30 PM: Q&A 
11:00 PM: Live Performance by New Jersey's Nasty Boyz  | 11:30 PM: After-Party from Corona Extra, Freixenet, Ketel One Family Made Vodka, and Fever-Tree
Industry City

INDUSTRY CITY  |  21+

Live Post-Screening Performance by New Jersey's Nasty Boyz!
On Thursday evenings, a children’s karate school transforms into a male strip joint. Hundreds of women convene for a potluck fundraiser and the opportunity to throw singles at the hot New Jersey Nasty Boyz. This One's for the Ladies isn’t just about the tips or the dancing. It’s a heartwarming story about friendship, community, these incredible women, and the resilience they show toward whatever comes their way. A NEON Release.

Tickets

Industry City | 274 36 Street. Brooklyn, NY 11232

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August 16, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Battery Dance
presents
The 37th Annual
Battery Dance Festival
in association with Battery Park City Authority
August 11-18, 2018
Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 37th Annual Battery Dance Festival with performances from August 12-17, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 18, 2018, from 6pm to 8pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. For more information, visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/. Tickets for August 18 will be available beginning 8/1.

In addition to the live performances, there will be a screening of the film Moving Stories held in the Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 8pm. Moving Stories, which recently premiered at the MoMa Doc Fortnight Festival, follows Battery Dance's dancers as they travel to India, Romania, Korea, and Iraq working with at-risk youth through the Dancing to Connect program. With just one week to teach the tools of choreography and collaboration to the youth in preparation for a final performance, the film captures the struggle, frustration, determination, and transformation of both students and teachers. Moving Stories is a film by Sundance Award-winning director Rob Fruchtman, writer-producer Cornelia Ravenal, filmmaker Mikael Södersten, and producer Wendy Sax.

This year's featured artists include the best of New York City as well as dancers from Botswana, Canada, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Spain, Turkey and a collection of India's greatest Kathak dancers.

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park | Battery Park City


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August 15, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

SummerScreen
"Die Hard"
August 15th
Doors open at 6pm
Live music starts at 7:30pm
Film at sundown!
McCarren Park

FREE, EVERY WEDNESDAY THIS MONTH 
AT MCCARREN PARK
2018 SummerScreen Line up
August 15: Die Hard
August 22: Musical Movie
August 29: Audience Choice - voting is now open! 

Brooklyn's favorite FREE Film and Concert Series has returned this summer to McCarren Park for its 13th consecutive year! Taking place every Wednesday in July and August, the weekly event will screen eight films in the park and will offer food, beverage and live music. Screenings continue on Wednesday, August 15th with Die Hard!
 

Screenings kicked off last month with Jawbreaker. The lineup for this year includes cult classics, comedies, and fan favorites such as Hackers, When Harry Met Sally, and Fantastic Mr. Fox. In addition, there will be a seventh musical themed night and film with the eighth film will be Audience Choice and announced mid to late August. Contenders for this year's audience choice include classics like High Fidelity, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Bad Boys, You Got Served, and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Voting is now open HERE.

Attendees can enjoy awesome food and beverage choices from local vendors around the NYC area. Doors open at 6pm, live music starts at 7:30pm and the film will begin at sundown!

Brooklyn artist Bethany Robertson has handcrafted limited edition posters for each film and SummerScreen event, which will be showcased at each screening. 

SummerScreen, presented by Northside Media, is the longest-running event series of Northside Media, which creates exceptional content and experiences for passionate music, innovation & food communities. SummerScreen would like to give a big thanks to SHOWTIME® and Rx Bar all their support.

"We could not be more thrilled to announce that SummerScreen will be back for its thirteenth year," says Northside founder Danny Stedman. "We've carefully handpicked each feature film and hope that New Yorkers will continue spend their Wednesdays with us, their friends and families in beautiful McCarren Park. We've got a number of surprises in store this year and are excited to share them with the community."

Keep updated with SummerScreen
Website: www.summerscreen.org 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SummerScreen 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SummerScreenBK
Instagram: @summerscreen

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August 14, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
Tuesday, August 14
7:00 PM: Doors Open
7:45 PM: Live Music
8:30 PM: Film Begins
10:00 PM: Q&A 
10:30 PM: After-Party from Ketel One Family Owned Vodka and Fever-Tree
The William Vale
111 N 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249

Lulu Danger's (Aubrey Plaza) unsatisfying marriage takes a fortunate turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past (Craig Robinson) comes to town to perform an event called "An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn for One Magical Night Only." A Universal Content Group release.

Tickets

The William Vale | 111 N 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249


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August 11-12, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Battery Dance
presents
The 37th Annual
Battery Dance Festival
in association with Battery Park City Authority
August 11-18, 2018
Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 37th Annual Battery Dance Festival with performances from August 12-17, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 18, 2018, from 6pm to 8pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. For more information, visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/. Tickets for August 18 will be available beginning 8/1.

In addition to the live performances, there will be a screening of the film Moving Stories held in the Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 8pm. Moving Stories, which recently premiered at the MoMa Doc Fortnight Festival, follows Battery Dance's dancers as they travel to India, Romania, Korea, and Iraq working with at-risk youth through the Dancing to Connect program. With just one week to teach the tools of choreography and collaboration to the youth in preparation for a final performance, the film captures the struggle, frustration, determination, and transformation of both students and teachers. Moving Stories is a film by Sundance Award-winning director Rob Fruchtman, writer-producer Cornelia Ravenal, filmmaker Mikael Södersten, and producer Wendy Sax.

This year's featured artists include the best of New York City as well as dancers from Botswana, Canada, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Spain, Turkey and a collection of India's greatest Kathak dancers.

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park | Battery Park City

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August 10, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
OUR NEW PRESIDENT
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
8:00 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music from Eastern Blokhedz
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A with director Maxim Pozdorovkin
THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY

Director Maxim Pozdorovkin in attendance!

The story of Donald Trump's election told entirely through Russian propaganda. By turns horrifying and hilarious, the film is a satirical portrait of Russian meddling in the 2016 election that reveals an empire of fake news and the tactics of modern day information warfare.

Tickets

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The Old American Can Factory | 232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

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August 9, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

UPTOWN BOUNCE | Brujas
TONIGHT! 6:00 - 9:00pm 
Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio

Dedicated to immigrants worldwide, the New York City-based collective Brujas will bring their own brand of social awareness and style to El Museo for a special night of Uptown Bounce! Featuring DJs Gnarianna, SUCIA & friends dropping beats and setting off an open mic; and a Natural Dye and Direct Action community intervention with artist Antonia Perez. Stay current and learn more about the national and international immigrant, border, and human rights' crisis. 

*MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE*

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Bohemia, Dos Equis, Heineken, and Tecate! El Museo Members can now redeem two complimentary drink tickets during Uptown Bounce.

Do your friends want to join? Join by August 15th, and you will both receive THREE (3) free extra months of membership to El Museo. Stop by El Museo's membership table during Uptown Bounce to redeem you tickets and to join la familia!  

TONIGHT'S SCHEDULE 

Music
DJs Sucia and friends + DJ Gnarianna
6:00pm - 9:00pm | El Café
It's a Brujas tag team with DJ Sucia and friends followed by Gnarianna on the decks. Drop by and chill over some dope beats and fly guests!

Art Making Workshop
Let's make a Mural!
6:00pm - 8:30pm | Courtyard
Join us as we create a collaborative community mural that not only speaks to our history, but reminds us why our neighborhood of El Barrio is so unico!

Community Intervention Workshop
Direct Action Workshop: Abolishing ICE
6:30pm - 8:00pm | El Taller (3rd Floor)
Direct Action is the practice of organizing each other to live as though we were already free. Together we'll build a brave space to practice tactics for civil disobedience, strategies for community defense, and ways to use our bodies to build power. This Brujas-led training is designed for all y'all wanting to take action to #AbolishICE.

Plant Dye Workshop
Expanding Migration
6:30pm - 8:00pm | Courtyard
Plants and people have always moved freely. In nature the only borders are mountains or bodies of water, and even then people, plants and animals have found ways of spreading themselves. There is a similarity in the language that is presently used to describe unwanted plants and people for example, invasive, alien, "taking over," etc. The actions taken to control both often have similar measures, whether it be spending millions of dollars on pesticides, building walls, or uprooting communities. In this plant dye workshop Herban Cura will share on native and non native plants of the North east and Central America in order to bridge a conversation through color of what is currently happening on the border. Through this hands on workshops participants will leave knowing the basics of plant dyes and have the opportunity to create a collaborative prayer flag that will then be sent to the border as an ongoing art piece.


Open Mic
Open Mic hosted by BZA & Brujas
7:30pm - 8:00pm | El Café
BZA and Brujas lead an open mic session for y'all to share your pensamientos and feelings with the comunidad. Message Brujas at their Instagram account (@brujas) for more info and to sign up.
 

Free Admission | Pre-registration for this program has closed but you can register at the Museum when you arrive, see you tonight! 

Museum of the City of New York | 1220 Fifth Ave @ 104th Street

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Another New York Cool Tip:

Resistance, Roots, & Truth: An ICA Group Exhibit | Artists Talk
Thursday, August 9, 2018  | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute 


You're invited to the first Resistance, Roots, & Truth: An ICA Alum Group Exhibit, Artists Talk. Some of the participating artists will explain their work and explore the intersections of art and resistance in a group conversation.  

The discusResistance, Roots, and Truths - 1st ICA Alumni Exhibit: is an art exhibit showcasing the work of emerging visual artists, facilitators, and performers who have completed the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship (ICA) program. Curated and organized by (ICA) alumni Yelaine Rodriguez, and Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez. Each participant is an ICA alum. The Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship (ICA) provides a platform for emerging artist to recognize and share the history of under-represented communities. Over 70 emerging visual artists, facilitators, educators, and performers have participated in the program.

11 ICA Alumni of various talents were chosen to focus on the Caribbean Cultural Center of the African Diaspora mission statement to "integrate art, education, and activism" in our community. Each piece celebrates and acknowledges the shared vision with the center since art is one of our most powerful tools of Love and Resistance. This exhibit features various art mediums by visual and non-visual artists, in an effort to celebrate the common ground shared amongst the Alumni and the Institution. Although some stories may overlap or share a common theme, the difference in each artist’s story is captured and acknowledged to demonstrate each person’s truth as it applies to them.


Co-curated by ICA Alum Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez & Yelaine Rodriguez.

Admission: FREE

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

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August 8, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Summer Screen
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wednesday August 8th
Doors at 6pm - Films at sundown
Summer Screen is though August 29, 2018
McCarren Park | Williamsburg

Show up early and pack a blanket for this beloved summer tradition in Williamsburg. Get down to live music starting at 6pm, with some of the borough's best food vendors lining up the park before the films start at sundown. This year's batch truly features something for everyone, with Jawbreaker (July 11), When Harry Met Sally (July 18), Love & Basketball (July 25), Hackers (August 1), Fantastic Mr. Fox (August 8), Die Hard (August 15), This is Spinal Tap (August 22) and an audience choice pick on August 29.

SummerScreen is a FREE event!
http://www.summerscreen.org/

McCarren Park | Williamsburg

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August 7, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

signs & symbols : artists & allies
August 7 - September 7, 2018
Opening Reception: Tuesday, August 7, 6-8pm
 signs and symbols
102 Forsyth Street, New York, NY 10002

For the month of august, signs and symbols will present a dynamic program of time-based work, screenings and performances. Conceived as an experimental glimpse for our upcoming season, a selection of works will be on view of artists with forthcoming solo exhibitions. Allies of the gallery will also contribute work and discourse. A weekly screening or performance will take place every Thursday evening at 7pm. Sound art will make an appearance in a live act, politics will be explored in a standup comedy night, movement and dance workshops will be followed by a sci-fi rap concert. Devised with the intent for dialogue, overlap and exchange, our summer program is not a singular position, but a multifaceted, open-ended alternative to a summer group show. 

Participating artists include:

Michelle Handelman | Tony Orrico | Jen DeNike | Drew Conrad | Rachel Libeskind |  Wermke/Leinkauf |Amy Khoshbin | Stephen Barker| KIWA | Jeewi Lee | Annabel Daou | Aaron Kary | Mike Clemow |Melissa Godoy Nieto | INNER COURSE
and others…

Follow us on instagram @signssymbols or check our website for weekly performance and screening announcements as we release dates for events.  

signs and symbols | 102 Forsyth Street, New York, NY 10002

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August 6, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Monday Aug 6, 2018
Doors: 9:00 PM
Show: 9:30 PM
Birdland

“Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is the best thing to happen to nightlife since prohibition ended.”

Think “American Idol” meets “The Tonight Show.” Imagine Martin Short and Liza throw a hip house party around the baby grand…and you’re invited!
Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003. It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is a hilariously impromptu variety show where showbiz superstars and up-and-comers deliver jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle.

There is a $10.00 food or drink minimum per person. Dinner is served between 5pm-1am.

Tickets $30

Birdland NYC | 315 West 44th St
New York, NY

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August 5, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Yoruba Remixed: A Sonic Journey Through the African Diaspora 
Sunday, August 5, 2018  | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Damrosh Park

Presented by Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and Lincoln Center Out of Doors in association with Asho Productions:

This free concert is an all-star tribute to our founder Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, that features artists/DJs/musicians from across the African Diaspora who are grounded in preserving the rhythms and traditions of Africa. 

Join us this Sunday, August 5th to celebrate the legacy of our founder Dr. Marta Moreno Vega with music and dance inspired by West African Yoruba traditions. The evening features dance performances by the Something Positive Dance Company, live music from Puerto Rican percussion ensemble Yuba Iré, New York Salsera Nina Rodriguez, and two celebrated Miami bands—Philbert Armenteros y Los Herederos and PALO! In between, world-renowned DJs, DJ Bembona and Carlos Mena, keep the vibe going with sets of remixed Yoruba songs. 

Admission: FREE

Damrosch Park
Guggenheim Bandshell | Damrosch Park
West 62nd Street, west of the David H. Koch Theater
Between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

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August 4, 2018

New York Cool Tips:

Rooftop Films
BLACK PANTHER
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
7:30 PM: Doors Open | 8:30 PM: Film Begins
BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

RSVP

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

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Rooftop Films
PROSPECT
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
7:45: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A
11:00 PM: After-Party
GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

A teenage girl (Sophie Thatcher) and her father (Jay Duplass) travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.

Tickets

Green-Wood Cemetery | Address: 500 25th Street. Brooklyn


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INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival 2018
August 4 & 5
The Western Queens Waterfront

20 choreographers from NYC and beyond create original works
inspired by natural and urban landscapes

INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival, a New York Times Top Pick of "24 Outdoor Performances to See in the Summer in NYC" in 2017, is a unique event presented in four public parks along the East River waterfront in Queens. For two days in August, neighborhood residents and visitors are invited to discover LIC through cutting edge site-specific contemporary and urban dance.

Now in its second year, INSITU 2018 will transforms the Western Queens waterfront into one giant stage on August 4 & 5 from 1 pm to 8pm daily. Twenty new commissioned works by regional, national and international choreographers selected from over 200 applications will be presented in Hunters Point South Park, Gantry Plaza State Park, Queensbridge Park and Socrates Sculpture Park, including new site-specifics works by Douglas Dunn (NYC), Chantal Caron/Fleuve Espace danse (Canada), Sarah Elgart/Angry Elbow (Los Angeles) and Alice Gosti (Seattle). One hundred and sixty performances representing 32 hours of dance will be organized into 4 performance rounds per park per day, each lasting approximately 90 minutes and all starting at the same time in each park at 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM and 7 PM. Additionally, INSITU 2018 will offer audiences the opportunity to interact directly with several choreographers from last year's festival in a 20-minute workshop presented after the first three performance rounds. The four choreographers will be announced in May.

Another important element of INSITU 2018 will be the Community Dance Workshop, hosted by Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement and facilitated by a socially engaged choreographer over four weeks in June, culminating with a performance at the Festival in August.
 
INSITU is free and open to the public, offering an exciting way to experience dance in unusual public spaces. Inspired by natural and urban landscapes of the public parks, the diverse line-up of 20 contemporary and urban dance companies will maneuver through playgrounds, partner with benches, appear in hidden corners and dance on piers, staircases and shorelines. Other sites within the parks include a beach, historic railway ties, piers, promenades, lounge chairs, thicket of trees, a stone platform, and more. Audiences will be led through continuous dance performances several times throughout the day, setting up a chain of dynamic and immersive performances throughout the four parks.
 
A festival map, with performance schedule and locations, will be available at each park as well as available on the INSITU 2018 website, insitudancefestival.com.  

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August 3, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Inaugural Hamptons Jewelry Show
Featuring Hundreds of Rare and Exceptional Items from Over
90 Exclusive Dealers from Around the World
August 2 – 5, 2018
Southampton Elks Fairgrounds

A Portion of Proceeds will be Donated to Local Charities and Patrons will need to Present Government IDs to Armed Guards for Admission to First-of-Its-Kind Event Jewelry loving bargain hunters mark your calendars and save the date because a once in a lifetime opportunity is just around the corner, Thursday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 5th, 2018. That’s when the Hamptons Jewelry Show will showcase some of the world’s most magnificent and unique pieces of estate and fine contemporary jewelry, vintage handbags and significant art objects, comprising the largest luxury collection ever presented together on Long Island’s East End.
 
With a total inventory collectively valued at $40+ million, the four-day extravaganza takes place at the equally spectacular 20,000 square foot jewelry pavilion at the Southampton Elks Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are located at 605 Country Road 39 next to Mercedes Benz on the gateway to the Hamptons in Southampton, NY, which has long been known as one of America’s preeminent playgrounds for the super-rich and famous.
 
Designed with the discerning Hamptonite specifically in mind, more than 80 internationally renowned jewelry manufacturers, designers, artists, goldsmiths and dealers will be on hand to display their wares in individually designed and lighted booths in a museum-like pavilion that is open to the public.
 
Among some of the exhibitors are Alexandra Mor, Pat Flynn, Gabriel Ofiesh Jewelry, Lika Behar Collection, Paul Morelli and Alessandro Barellini Firenze, as well as diamond, gem and gold elite jewelers David Friedman, Emsaru, Louis Newman & Co. and Nigram Jewels, plus estate dealers Gregory Kay Estate and Antique Jewelry, Jacob’s Diamond & Estate Jewelry and L&Z Antique and Estate Jewelers.
 
With prices ranging from $500 to over $1 million, some of which will be available at below retailer rates, more than 5,000 patrons are expected to attend. Security will also be extremely tight and unprecedented for the Hamptons. To gain entry, patrons will need to present a government issued ID at the front gate where armed guards will be present. Daily general admission is $25.00 per person and tickets can be purchased either online or onsite. The glamorous Opening Night Preview is two-tiered. For black-card patrons who will be the very first admitted from 6pm to 9:30pm, the cost is $100 per person. For VIP pass holders, the cost is $75 per person from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. There is free parking right on the site. There will also be music, as well as outdoor dining with food provided by Chef Collette from the Inn Spot along with tastings of wine and spirits throughout the weekend.
 
Southampton Elks Fairgrounds | 605 Country Road 39
Next to Mercedes Benz

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August 2, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Summer Exhibition
Curated by Grace Lerner & Richard Mazda
Exhibition: Thursday August 2nd   - Friday August 31 2018
Opening Reception: August 2nd 5-8pm,
LIC Arts Open Gallery @ The Factory LIC, 30-30 47th AVE, LIC, NY 1110

The LIC Arts Open Gallery presents its ‘Summer Exhibition’ which features multi-disciplinary works from over 40 artists presenting in mediums as diverse as video to sculpture and pastels.  Please not that this exhibition runs concurrent with our other exhibition From Miniscule to Monumenal in the adjacent Raw gallery. Visitors will experience over 60 artists in the 2 galleries which are both on the ground floor of the signature Factory building.

Jiranai   Apaipak John Bolger Janet Braun-Reinitz JP Anne Giera Sara Meghdari Kelly Moeykens Joseph Rha Hector     Ruiz Nichole Washington Alyssa Yeager Trish Kaidanow Vladan Sibinovic Frankie Alduino Sotiris Biziouras [please note that this is only a selection of over 40 artists]

The exhibition will be held just across the East River from Manhattan in Long Island City, Queens, at the LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory LIC. The management team at The Factory has generously donated this space to LIC Arts Open for hosting shows throughout the year, as well as providing additional gallery space for the annual LIC Arts Open festival.
 
LIC Arts Open Gallery @ The Factory LIC | 30-30 47th AVE, LIC, NY 11101


August 1, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo
UPTOWN BOUNCE
Wednesdays, July 25, August 1, 8, 15 | 6:00-9:00pm
 
 
Join El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York for our FREE summer block party series. In its fifth year, and held on four consecutive Wednesdays, visitors are invited to stop by and dance to music by local New York City DJs, participate in art-making workshops, and more. Food and drinks are available for sale.

This year, El Museo has collaborated with Sociedad Life, Papi Juice, 
Brujas, and East Harlem Live to bring you socially-engaged and interactive experiences.

*MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE*

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Bohemia, Dos Equis, Heineken, and Tecate! El Museo Members can now redeem two complimentary drink tickets during Uptown Bounce.

Do your friends want to join? Join by August 15th, and you will both receive THREE (3) free extra months of membership to El Museo. Stop by El Museo's membership table during Uptown Bounce to redeem you tickets and to join la familia!

FREE ADMISSION | RSVP required

Museum of the City of New York | 1220 Fifth Ave @ 104th Street


July 31, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films Presents
FilmRise's The Miseducation of Cameron Post 
Tuesday, July 31st
7:00 PM: Doors Open
7:45 PM: Live Music from Ah Mer Ah Su
8:30 PM: Film Begins
10:00 PM: Q&A with Desiree Akhavan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Jennifer Ehle & John Gallagher Jr.
10:30 PM: After-Party from Corona Extra, Ketel One Family Made Vodka, and Fever-Tree
Roof of the William Vale

On Tuesday, July 31st, Rooftop Films will present The Miseducation of Cameron Post as part of their 2018 Summer Series lineup! Taking place on the roof of The William Vale in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the evening will include live music from up-and-coming rapper Ah Mer Ah Su and a Q&A with director Desiree Akhavan and stars Chloë Grace Moretz (Clouds of Sils Maria, Luca Guadagnino’s highly-anticipated re-imagining of Suspiria), Sasha Lane (American Honey, Hearts Beat Loud), Jennifer Ehle (A Quiet Passion, Zero Dark Thirty) & John Gallagher Jr. (Short Term 12, Hush). Based on Emily M. Danforth’s 2012 novel of the same name, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Moretz’s titular character as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy camp and finds solace in a group of teenage outcasts who’ve been dealt the same fateful hand by their families. The movie premiered earlier this year at Sundance, where it took home the U.S. dramatic grand jury prize.


The 2018 Rooftop Films Summer Series takes place from May 19 to August 25 and is presented by Sundance TV. For press passes, or more information about this and other Summer Series Screenings please contact Kelley Rand at press@rooftopfilms.com.

WEBSITE

TICKETS


Roof of The William Vale | 111 N 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249


July 30, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films Presents
Magnolia Pictures' Skate Kitchen
2018 Summer Series Lineup
Monday, July 30, 2018
7:00 PM: Doors Open
7:45 PM: Skate Jam
8:30 PM: Film Begins
10:00 PM: Q&A with Crystal Moselle & Skate Kitchen
10:30 PM: Live Performance by Jaden Smith
House of Vans | 25 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222

Director Crystal Moselle and Skate Kitchen crew in attendance alongside a Live Performance by Jaden Smith

On Monday, July 30th, Rooftop Films will present Skate Kitchen as part of their 2018 Summer Series lineup! Taking place at the House of Vans in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the evening will include a pre-show skate jam from the titular crew, a post-screening Q&A with them and their director Crystal Moselle (whose documentary hit The Wolfpack took home the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize), and a live performance by superstar Jaden Smith. Skate Kitchen follows Camille (founding member Rachelle Vinberg), an introverted teenager from suburban Long Island whose life changes when she falls in with an all-girl group of skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into their raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship and find her inner self. The movie premiered earlier this year at Sundance.

The 2018 Rooftop Films Summer Series takes place from May 19 to August 25 and is presented by Sundance TV.

https://www.rooftopfilms.com/event/skate-kitchen/
TICKETS:
https://rooftop-films-skate-kitchen.eventbrite.com

House of Vans | 25 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222


July 29, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Lincoln Center Out of Doors:
Jonathan Wilson
Lucy Dacus 
Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park 
 
With his new album, the psych-rock fantasia Rare Birds, Jonathan Wilson has confirmed his status as a solo artist of big ideas and the deep talent to execute them. When not making his own music, he’s producing Father John Misty, Dawes, and many others; playing guitar in Roger Waters’s band; and hosting legendary jam sessions at his Fivestar Studio in Los Angeles. Wilson shares the stage tonight with another breakout indie artist, Lucy Dacus. A striking voice in the timeless genre of guitar-based songwriting, the Virginia native’s sophomore album Historian was just released on Matador Records to universal acclaim.
 
“An utterly original and irreverent thinker who's evolving with blinding speed.”
– NPR on Jonathan Wilson

“A warm, sonorous voice, the kind of voice that rings out like a bugle over dialed-up amps, the kind of voice that can lull you into feeling safe even when she’s singing about heartbreak, abjection, and death.”
– Pitchfork on Lucy Dacus
Artist links:
http://songsofjonathanwilson.com/
http://lucydacus.com/

Now in its 48th annual edition, Lincoln Center Out of Doors is one of the country's longest-running free outdoor festivals. Full info below my signature, don't hesitate with questions!
 
Event page: http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors/show/jonathan-wilson-and-lucy-dacus
Full festival info: https://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors

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

Damrosch Park| Lincoln Center | Broadway and 62nd


July 27-29, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Descarga Festival: A Caribbean Music Festival 
July 27- 28 - 29, 2018, from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
E 109th Street Between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue

Join us tomorrow to Sunday for our 1st annual Descarga En El Barrio: A Caribbean Music Festival. #DescargaFest aims to highlight the cultural contributions of the Puerto Rican community that established El Barrio as home, preserve the memory of the recently retired Loiza Festival in El Barrio, and display the musical and cultural similarities people of Caribbean, Latinx, and African descent share. 


Festival-goers will delight in food + artisans vendors, live Salsa & Bomba performances, a host of kids activities, an Orisha procession, and other surprises! We’ll also feature both old school (vinyl) and new school DJ’s bringing you the vibes from across the Afro-Caribbean diaspora and beyond, including Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Afrobeat, y mas!

Performances + Sets from:
Bombazo Dance Company, Luis Blasini & Iroko, Jose Mangual & Son Boricua, Mr. Teardrop, DJ Brian, DJ Hilton, DJ Bembona, Matteo Gonzalez & Cumbalaya, DJ Broadway, Matthew Gonzalez & Kinto Zonó,  Nina Rodriguez y su Banda, and DJ Sunny Cheeba (Uptown Vinyl Supreme) , Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez and his Dream Team. 


Admission: FREE

E 109th Street Between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue


July 26, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

LIVE AT THE ARCHWAY: RISING CHOREOGRAPHERS
Company: The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge
July 26, 2018: 6:30pm
Public plaza on Water Street
Between Adams Street and Anchorage Place 
Brooklyn NY, 11201

Live at the Archway is DUMBO's signature series: featuring dynamic musical performances + pop-up gallery + interactive art experience, in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free, always all ages + always rain or shine. 
WHITE WAVE Dance, led by choreographer Young Soon Kim, curates our second “Rising Choreographers NYC”, an off-shoot of our 12th Wave Rising Series,” featuring six of today’s leading-edge dancemakers.

Live at The Archway's Six Choreographers/Companies are:
Emily Bufferd/BEings dance | Jazz Roots Dance Company | Devin Richey |
Ballet Nepantla | Joe Monteleone, and your host, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company.
 
This year’s “Live at The Archway” program provides a rare opportunity to introduce today's trailblazing choreographers to the discerning New York audience. Channel 13 NYC ARTS has celebrated our WAVE RISING SERIES, citing our festivals as a gathering of “innovative dancemakers from around the world,” and has praised the SERIES for presenting “an eclectic range of dance companies who have been selected for their artistic growth or visionary independent productions.”
 
Committed to encouraging new directions in dance, WHITE WAVE seeks out the most innovative and risk-taking dancemakers of our time, both emerging and recognized, and brings them to Brooklyn for one exceptional evening only!  Seasoned dance lovers, and newcomers alike, will experience a vibrant slice of today's contemporary dance scene, as it forges its way into the 21st century.

“live at The Archway is a free event, but you need ticket(s).
Please click HERE for RSVP: https://dumbo.is/hosting/live-at-the-archway-rising-choreographers

Public plaza on Water Street
Between Adams Street and Anchorage Place 
Brooklyn NY, 11201


Another New York Cool Tip:

GARRY GRANT
DIMENSIONAL CITIES
July 26 - August 15, 2018 
Opening Reception: Thurs. July 26, 2018 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
North of History 

Join us at North of History gallery on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for the art opening reception of DIMENSIONAL CITIES, a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Harlem based abstract artist, GARRY GRANT. This exhibition will run from July 26 - August 15, 2018.
 
DIMENSIONAL CITIES feature Garry Grant’s two series of works: The Detroit Industrial Complex Series and the Fortification Series. Grant’s body of work focuses on diverse urban landscapes, local and world affairs, and the evolution of our culture. He often includes geometric shapes, vibrant color, and repetition as a way of conveying rhythm in his compositions. http://www.lolashepard.com/dimensional-cities

Curated by Lola Shepard

North of History | 445 Columbus Ave. @ 81st St.
New York, NY 10024
Gallery Hours: Daily 12 - 6 pm
www.NorthofHistory.com

July 25, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

EMPKT PR LAUNCH EVENT
Wednesday, July 25, 2018  7-10 PM
One Art Space (23 Warren Street, NY, NY)

With the summer finally heating up, EMPKT PR is fired up to officially launch their new brand with their explosive “Ready for EMPKT” red carpet event on July 25th! Formerly HyPR Media, the firm recently changed their name to the acronym “EMPKT” that stands for: Experiential Marketing and Public Relations that Kin-nectsTM and Transforms. EMPKT also sounds like “impact”, representing the firm’s new focus on businesses, organizations and individuals who make a positive impact on their audiences, fans, consumers, communities, and/or the world in general. The Ready for EMPKT launch event will take place on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 7-10 pm. It will be held at the popular Tribeca art gallery, One Art Space at 23 Warren Street in lower Manhattan. General admission is $20 and a portion of the proceeds will go to the NYC chapter of Friends of the Children. Special guest performances by Akiko Tokuoka and the House of Ninja as well as Chicago's rocketing new artist, Matt LeGrand.

The event is sponsored by Bankers Life, Oak & Grist Distillery, Le Pif French Wine Bar & Restaurant, WTRMLN WTR and REDD Bars. Event proceeds will go to Friends of the Children, NYC Chapter.

TICKETS:  $20  (includes gourmet bites, cocktails, live entertainment and free goodies)

BUY TICKETS:  https://www.empktpr.com/tickets

FOR MORE INFO:
Beatrice Kimmel
beatrice@empktpr.com
212.777.6727 x200

One Art Space | 23 Warren Street, NY, NY


July 24, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s
CinéSalon Series
Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers
Custody (Jusqu’ à la garde)
Tuesday, July 24 at 4 & 7:30pm
Dir. by Xavier Legrand, 2018.
DCP. 93 min. Color.
With Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria
In French with English subtitles
FIAF


The French Institute Alliance Française concludes its look at France’s new generation of auteurs in its CinéSalon series Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers with screenings of four award-winning films, showcasing new voices of French cinema.

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with a son at the center of the fight in this domestic thriller. This debut film from Xavier Legrand, who cited Kramer vs. Kramer, The Shining, and The Night of the Hunter as inspirations, keeps audiences guessing and leaves them with their hearts in their throats. A companion piece to his Academy Award®-nominated short film Just Before Losing Everything, the film won Legrand the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival and was a New York Times Critic’s Pick.

Miriam and Antoine Besson are divorcing, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad whose children have been turned against him by their vindictive mother. Unsure who is telling the truth, the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.

View more film info here.

FIAF | 22 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022


July 23, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

ROOFTOP FILMS
A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN
MONDAY, JULY 23
8:00 PM: Doors Open | 8:30 PM: Live Music | 9:00 PM: Film Begins | 10:30 PM: Q&A with Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire & Joe Cole
The Old American Can Factory  

The remarkable true story of Billy Moore (Joe Cole), a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand's most notorious prisons. He is quickly thrown into a terrifying world of drugs and gang violence, but when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes that this might be his chance to get out. Billy embarks on a relentless, action-packed journey from one savage fight to the next, stopping at nothing to do whatever he must to preserve his life and regain his freedom. Shot in an actual Thai prison with a cast of primarily real inmates, A Prayer Before Dawn is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth. An A24 release

Tickets

The Old American Can Factory | 232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215




July 21-22, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Mostly Mozart Festival 
NINAGAWA Macbeth
NINAGAWA Macbeth
Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 22 at 5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30 pm
David H. Koch Theater | Lincoln Center

Final Performances of Landmark Production by Legendary Director Yukio Ninagawa;
Revival of Original 1980 Staging, the Last Overseen by Ninagawa Before his Death in 2016,
to be Retired following Mostly Mozart Festival Engagement 

The 1980 premiere of Yukio Ninagawa’s Japanese-language production of Macbeth was a watershed moment in global theater. Transposing Shakespeare’s tragedy from medieval Scotland to feudal Japan, Ninagawa created a breathtaking world filled with samurai, kabuki witches, a highly expressive cherry tree, and a musical score of Buddhist chant and western classical music.

This revival—the last production overseen by the legendary director before his death in 2016—stars two of Japan’s most acclaimed actors, Masachika Ichimura in the title role and Yuko Tanaka as Lady Macbeth. The four Mostly Mozart Festival performances will be the work’s final, before it is retired.

Additional details on NINAGAWA Macbeth follow below. Music and dance presentations round out the Mostly Mozart Festival’s offerings later this month and into August. The full festival lineup, including a film screening and discussions with artists and outside experts that delve further into the season’s themes, is available at MosltyMozartFestival.org.

By William Shakespeare
Translated by Yushi Odashima
Masachika Ichimura, Macbeth (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)
Yuko Tanaka, Lady Macbeth (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)
Yukio Ninagawa, director

Performed in Japanese with English supertitles

Tickets:

David Koch Theater | Lincoln Center | 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York


Another New Yok Cool Tip:

July 2018 Symphony Space Film Listings
LNT: Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Grease: Sing-Along (LNT)
Sun, July 22, 2018 at 6pm
$15 and up; $14 and up Member; $14 and up Senior/30 & Under (with I.D.)
symphonyspace.org

Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre | 2537 Broadway, Upper Level,


Another New York Cool Tip:

Pearl Aday in Concert 
July 21, 2018. 8:00 PM-Late
Coney Island Baby

Pearl Aday will be stopping in New York, with special guest; The Rock Academy Show Band. Pearl Aday has just released her new album " Heartbreak and Canyon Revelry". Once again Pearl proves how she is every inch a rock chanteuse who seamlessly moves from vulnerable to guttural in one measure. Anyone in attendance will be apart of a special performance.  

Tickets are $12-15. For more information visit: http://thepearlband.com/tour-dates/

Coney Island Baby | 169 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009


July 20, 2018

New York Cool Tips:

Fire Island Dance Festival
Returns to Fire Island Pines on July 20-22, 2018
 
Produced by and Benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS,
a Program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

 
Fire Island Dance Festival returns July 20-22, 2018, bringing world-class dance, breathtaking views and unparalleled culture to Fire Island Pines. The annual festival of celebrated and diverse companies and choreographers is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  Fire Island Dance Festival (#fidance) will once again grace a stunning waterfront stage, set on the shores of the Great South Bay. Tickets for the festival are on sale now at dradance.org or by phone at 212.840.0770, ext. 229.

The event has raised more than $5.6 million since the festival began in 1995. Through their generous support, Fire Island Dance Festival attendees have helped ensure that those in need throughout the New York area and in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico receive lifesaving medications, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance.


The weekend kicks off with the Friday night Leadership Event, an intimate evening of cocktails and a special performance exclusively for Leadership Supporters. The experience continues with three Fire Island Dance Festival performances: the opening performance on Saturday, July 20, at 5 pm (cocktails starting at 4 pm); Leadership Sunset Performance on Saturday, July 21, at 7 pm (cocktails following); and closing performance on Sunday, July 22, at 5 pm (cocktails following).

Leadership Supporters enjoy an elevated festival experience that includes the Leadership Event with cocktails on Friday, highly coveted tickets to the sunset performance on Saturday or priority seating at either 5 pm performance, as well as recognition in the harbor and throughout the Pines.  Leadership tickets start at $375. Individual tickets for the 5 pm performances are $175.

A hassle-free daytrip package is available, which features round-trip luxury transportation from New York City, a champagne luncheon and tickets to the 5 pm performance on Sunday, July 22. A Sunday VIP option, which includes the champagne luncheon and tickets to the Sunday show without the transportation, also is available. The daytrip package is $275; the Sunday VIP option is $225.

Beginning May 26, tickets also will be available in person on weekends in the Fire Island Pines Harbor. 

Dancers Responding to AIDS relies on the extraordinary compassion and efforts of the performing arts community to fund a safety net of social services for those in need. As a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, DRA supports the essential programs of The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative and The Dancers' Resource, as well as more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide.  
          
For more information, please visit Dancers Responding to AIDS at dradance.org, at facebook.com/DRAdance, at instagram.com/DRAdance, at twitter.com/DRAdance and at youtube.com/DRAdance.
 


First Look
Friday July 20. 8PM
Saturday July 21. 8pm
The Mark O'Donnell Theater at The Actors Fund Arts Center

First Look is an annual curated program of work by emerging and established choreographers presented by Brooklyn Ballet. Selected artists offer audiences a “first look” at a dance work - either a new piece or a work not yet seen in Brooklyn. Join Brooklyn Ballet for an exciting evening of dance that spans multiple genres and reflects unique artistic voices! Featuring choreography by David Appel, Hollis Bartlett and Nattie Trogdon, Katy Cashin, Enzo Celli / VIVO Ballet, Lisa R. Chow / Desert Dance Theatre, Maya Lee-Parritz, Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone / Undertow Dance, Debbie Mausner Dance Collective, Stephanie Saywell, Sarah Toumani Dance Company, Anna Witenberg, and Lizzy Zevallos.

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit www.brooklynballet.org/firstlook

The Mark O'Donnell Theater at The Actors Fund Arts Center |
160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY (between Hoyt and Smith)


 

July 19, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

July 2018 Symphony Space Film Listings
LNT: Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Vienna State Opera House: Alcina (LNT)
Thu, July 19, 2018 at 7pm
$24 and up; $23 and up Member; $23 and up Senior/30 & Under (with I.D.)
symphonyspace.org

Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre | 2537 Broadway, Upper Level,


 

July 18, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
Black Mother
7:00 PM: Live Music
8:15 PM: Film Begins
9:45 PM: Q&A with Khalik Allah
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Socrates Sculpture Park |Long sland City

On Wednesday, July 18, Rooftop Films head to Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens to present a special sneak preview of Black Mother. The screening, which is free, will include live musical performance beforehand. Filmmaker Khalik Allah will be in attendance and will participate in a Q&A after the film. Black Mother is the recipient of the 2015 Rooftop Films and Technological Cinevideo Services Camera Grant.

ABOUT THE FILM:
Black Mother (Khalik Allah | USA | 77)
Part film, part baptism, in Black Mother director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual odyssey through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home. Their candid testimonies create a polyphonic symphony, set against a visual prayer of indelible portraiture.Immersed into the sacred, the profane, and everything in-between, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present. Black Mother was the recipient of the 2015 Rooftop Films and Technological Cinevideo Services Camera Grant.

WEBSITE:
https://www.rooftopfilms.com/event/black-mother/

The 2018 Rooftop Films Summer Series takes place from May 19 to August 25 and is presented by Sundance TV.

Socrates Sculpture Park | 32-01 Vernon Blvd. | Long Island City




July 17, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
Blindspotting
7:00 PM: Doors Open
7:15 PM: Photos (Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal)
7:45 PM: Live Set by DJ Tara
8:30 PM: Film Begins
10:00 PM: Q&A with Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal
10:30 PM: After-Party
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Roof of The Wllliam Vale

On Tuesday, July 17, Rooftop Films will return to the roof of The William Vale to present a special screening of Carlos López Estrada’s 2018 Sundance Film Festival hit Blindspotting. Stars and co-writers Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) and Rafael Casal will be in attendance to participate in a post-screening Q&A. The screening, which is free and exclusive to Rooftop Films members, in addition to subscribers to The Economist, will include a live DJ set from Lay’s Poppables, as well as an after-party sponsored by Corona Extra, Freixenet, Ketel One Family Made Vodka, and Fever-Tree.

ABOUT THE FILM:
Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada | USA | 95)
Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in. A Summit Entertainment presentation, in association with Codeblack Films and Snoot Entertainment.

The 2018 Rooftop Films Summer Series takes place from May 19 to August 25 and is presented by Sundance TV.
WEBSITE:
https://www.rooftopfilms.com/event/blindspotting/

The Roof of The William Vale | 111 N 12th Street. Williamsburg, Brooklyn


July 16, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
July 16-22 – multiple events each day
Abrons Arts Center

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF)
2018 will take place July 16 through 22, with multiple events each day, at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street in Manhattan

NYCEMF 2018 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world, including curated concerts from Catalonia, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and from APNM. The Festival again has submissions from 6 continents, and they have submissions from Estonia and Croatia for the first time as well as South Africa, Great Britain and Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Poland, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada and the USA.

See a complete list of programs at http://www.nycemf.org/2018-festival/.

Tickets for the 2018 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival events at Abrons Arts Center are $20 ($15 students and seniors) per concert, and $35 ($30 students and seniors) for a day pass (all concerts on one day), available at 212-352-3101 or http://www.abronsartscenter.org/on-stage/shows/2018-electroacoustic-festival/.
A festival pass for all concerts is $180. For more information call Abrons Arts Center at 212-598-0400.

For public transit information, visit
http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/tripplanner.aspx.
All NYCEMF concerts are ADA accessible.

Abrons Arts Center | 466 Grand Street in New York, NY
http://www.nycemf.org/2018-festival/

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July 14, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

City of Water Day
Saturday, July 14
Piers 16 and 17
Seaport District in Lower Manhattan

Long Off Limits, Manhattan's Brooklyn Bridge Beach will Open for the Day

Free Programs Include PortNYC Boat Tours, Con Edison Cardboard Kayak Race, Disney Children's Activities, Waterfront Activity Fair, and More
New York, NY-City of Water Day, the region's largest and most popular harbor festival, organized by the Waterfront Alliance to get people to, on, and in the water, is taking place this Saturday, July 14, 2018. The festival hub-presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation-is at Piers 16 and 17 in the historic Seaport District in Lower Manhattan, while dozens of community groups and organizations will host their own City of Water Day In Your Neighborhood events in all five boroughs, Yonkers, and New Jersey. View an interactive map of In Your Neighborhood sites and descriptions of City of Water Day activities around the region.

For one day only on July 14, and in celebration of greater waterfront access all around the region, Brooklyn Bridge Beach will be open to the public. Directly under the Brooklyn Bridge on the Manhattan side, this small, sandy beach will be the venue for the annual Con Edison Cardboard Kayak Race in the morning, and will host free public kayak lessons throughout the day courtesy of HarborLAB.

Free, narrated PortNYC Boat Tours sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) will board at piers on South Street, along the South Street Seaport Museum Street of Ships (and several additional locations throughout the city). Hosted by local vessel operators, the PortNYC boat tours honor New York City's maritime heritage and the historic "Street of Ships," two miles of East River waterfront once lined with sailing and cargo ships. Boat tour reservations will be announced  here starting on July 11. Tickets are first come, first served.

"City of Water Day is a great day to come together and celebrate our waterways and waterfronts," said Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. "I'm especially thrilled that the City of New York has partnered with the Waterfront Alliance to open up Manhattan's Brooklyn Bridge Beach. I'm sure this will be the first day of many that the public will be able to use this lovely little beach for education, recreation, and relaxation."

At Piers 16 and 17 on July 14, City of Water Day festival-goers will find Disney children's activities and the Waterfront Activity Fair, where Waterfront Alliance partners will offer waterfront education activities, games, giveaways, performances, and more. Among the many highlights are water quality testing and trawling for plankton with the Billion Oyster Project, a fishing clinic with I FISH NY, a performance from Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, and sea animal mask-making with Spotlight Kids NY. Please visit the  City of Water Day website for a full schedule of activities and performances.

The Waterfront Alliance works to protect, transform, and revitalize our harbor and waterfront.

The Howard Hughes Corporation is committed to helping the Seaport District reclaim its role as the jewel of Lower Manhattan and the city as a whole.

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June 17, 2018

Concerts on the Slope
Sunday June 17th . 3PM – 4:30PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church

On Sunday, June 17th, Concerts on the Slope will present Voices of Latin America with Domenic Salerni, violin; Nick Pauly, viola; Benjamin Larsen, cello; Yinfei Wang, piano; performing Tania León: A Tres Voces, Roberto Sierra: Fuego de angel, Beethoven: Piano Trio version of Symphony No. 2, Op. 36
 
Free-will donation ($20 suggested). For more information, visit www.concertsontheslope.org or email concertsontheslope@gmail.com
 
St. John’s Episcopal Church | 139 St. John’s Place (at 7th Ave in Park Slope)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

 
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Another New York Cool Tip:

ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S RETURNS TO CARAMOOR WITH THREE CONCERTS  
FOR ITS 2018 SUMMER RESIDENCY, JUNE 16 - JULY 29

Award-Winning Audra McDonald Launches Summer Season Which Also
Features New York Premiere of Matthew Aucoin's Evidence;  
Principal Conductor Designate Bernard Labadie Leads Caramoor
Summer Season Finale Featuring Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham

The Orchestra of St. Luke's, one of America's most versatile and distinguished orchestras, returns to its summer home at Caramoor to perform three diverse programs ranging from Baroque to Broadway show tunes.
 
This June and July, the 39th year of Orchestra of St. Luke's summer residency at Caramoor will showcase the Ensemble in the season opening and closing concerts, along with a mid-season performance. Founded in 1945, the beloved summer concert series brings thousands of music lovers to its bucolic Westchester setting to hear world-renowned artists and ensembles. To kick off the season on June 16, OSL is joined by award-winning singer-actress Audra McDonald for a program of Broadway standards and more-recent works, led by music director Andy Einhorn. On June 30, making his OSL and Caramoor debut, Ludovic Morlot leads a program of works by Tchaikovsky and Smetana, featuring violinist Benjamin Beilman and the New York premiere of Matthew Aucoin's Evidence. And closing out the 2018 Caramoor season on July 29, Bernard Labadie conducts a program of works by Mozart and Handel with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, one of today's leading interpreters of this repertoire. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 in C, "Linz" highlights the program.

Effervescent singer-actor Audra McDonald - record-breaking winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award - gets Caramoor's 73rd season off to a dazzling start sharing opening night with Caramoor orchestra-in-residence Orchestra of St. Luke's. The concert will feature standards from the American Songbook, Broadway tunes, and newer pieces. McDonald's long-time pianist and music director, Andy Einhorn, currently music supervisor and music director for the Broadway revival of Hello Dolly!, directs what is sure to be a thrilling evening.
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2018, 8:00 PM
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm with Ludovic Morlot and Benjamin Beilman
Morlot Conducts Tchaikovsky and Smetana
Venetian Theater
 
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin
 
SMETANA Dance of the Comedians, from The Bartered Bride
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35 
MATTHEW AUCOIN Evidence (New York premiere)
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

 
French Conductor Ludovic Morlot makes his OSL and Caramoor debuts with this concert. He has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011, leading the orchestra in two Grammy Award-winning performances. The New York Times wrote of their 2014 Carnegie Hall appearance, "The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy." Highlighting the evening is the New York premiere of Matthew Aucoin's Evidence. Aucoin, who is Artist in Residence at Los Angeles Opera, composed the dramatic oratorio The Orphic Moment that OSL performed as part of an innovative production with MasterVoices May 6 and 7 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater. The "poised and monstrously talented" (Philadelphia Inquirer) young violinist Benjamin Beilman will perform the tuneful and virtuosic Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D. Rounding out the program are the playful Dance of the Comedians, from Smetana's The Bartered Bride and Tchaikovsky's lushly romantic Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture.
 
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018, 4:00 PM
Pre-concert talk at 3:00 PM with Bernard Labadie
Graham Sings Handel and Mozart
Venetian Theater

 
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor Designate
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
 
HANDEL Overture from Ariodante
HANDEL "Dopo notte" from Ariodante
HANDEL "Scherza infida" from Ariodante
HANDEL Overture from Alcina
HANDEL "Stà nell'Ircana pietrosa tana" from Alcina
MOZART Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
MOZART "Non so più cosa son" from The Marriage of Figaro
MOZART "Voi che sapete" from The Marriage of Figaro
MOZART Symphony No. 36 in C, K. 425, "Linz"
MOZART Deh per questo istante" from La Clemenza di Tito
 
Caramoor's 2018 Summer Season comes to a close with a focus on two composers close to the hearts - and central to the careers - of incoming OSL Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie and celebrated mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. The program features selections from operatic roles that have brought Graham great acclaim. The first half of the program includes selections from Handel's Ariodante and Alcina, the second half, Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and La Clemenza di Tito. Maestro Labadie leads the Orchestra in a performance of the joyous Mozart "Linz" Symphony.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is a former estate near Katonah, New York United States, approximately 50 miles north of New York City.

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June 16, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Super Sábado: Block Party!
Sat., June 16, 12:00 - 5:00pm
El Museo

Summer is almost here! Join us for a fun-filled block party with art-making, dancing, performances by Moona Luna, the Carnegie Hall Future Music Project and a neighborhood concert by salsa legend Johnny Colon! 
Early Birds @ El Museo | 11:00am - 12:00pm 

We invite families with children on the autism spectrum to comfortably explore El Museo before it opens to the public through sensory-guided visits and hands-on workshops. Recommended for children ages 5 to 12 years old. Siblings' welcome! FREE ADMISSION. To RSVP, click here.
FREE ADMISSION. 

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

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June 13, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

MUSEUM MILE FESTIVAL
Wed., June 13, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 110th Street

Fifth avenue comes alive with a mile-long block party! Stop by El Museo del Barrio during this year's Museum Mile Festival and dance to music byDJ NEB, enjoy art-making workshops, a special performance by the Harbor Academy Performing Arts program and Los Pleneros de la 21.

Learn More
FREE ADMISSION.  

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

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June 10-11, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

QUEENIE: Selected Artworks by Female Artists From 
El Museo del Barrio's Collection
Open Tues. - Sat. 12:00 - 5:00pm
On View through June 23, 2018
Hunter East Harlem Gallery (HEHG)

Hunter East Harlem Gallery (HEHG) at Hunter College and El Museo del Barrio are pleased to present the exhibition QUEENIE: Selected Artworks by Female Artists from El Museo del Barrio's Collection. The group exhibition features a selection of works from the East Harlem-based museum's Permanent Collection that prompt a multifarious dialogue not only around society and gender but simultaneously refutes a homogenized view of Latinx art. With a particular focus on female artists from the Caribbean, Latin America, and the larger Latinx diaspora, QUEENIE explores the roles women have played in El Museo del Barrio's history and its impact on the local East Harlem community.

QUEENIE takes its title from a sculpture by Alessandra Expósito, a wall piece that illustrates an imagined story of a young girl and her pet horse.

Participating Artists:
Tania Bruguera | Margarita Cabrera | María Fernanda Cardoso | Melba Carillo  | Marta Chilindron | Alessandra Expósito | iliana emilia garcia | Scherezade Garcia | Dulce Gómez | Cristina Hernández Botero | Carmen Herrera | Jessica Kairé | Carmen Lomas Garza | Evelyn López de Guzmán | Anna Maria Maiolino | Ana Mendieta | Marina Núñez del Prado | Liliana Porter | Raquel Rabinovich | Nitza Tufiño

FREE ADMISSION

Hunter East Harlem Gallery (HEHG)
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street, NYC

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June 9, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Zullo/RawMovement
presents
Queerly Contemporary Festival
Saturday June 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
City Center Studio 4


Zullo/RawMovement presents the Queerly Contemporary Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:30pm at City Center Studio 4, 130 West 56th Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for a gallery exhibit with works by Ricardo Francis.
 

Queerly Contemporary Festival is designed to highlight, support, and present the diverse voices of innovative LGBTQ+ artists working in dance & performance today. The Festival platform presents a roster of artists creating intrinsically Queer works investigating a broad range of interests, concepts and experiences in their works. The Festival aims to bring emerging and established artists together with new audiences to share an intimate experience where the artists are encouraged to take risks and push boundaries in their works, as well as foster new connections with other artists and broader audiences for their work as a celebration of Queer creations, movement and bodies during Pride month. 
 
The evening features works by Deborah Conton, Zachary Denison, Jacqui Dugal, Mat Elder, Lianna King, Aaron McGloin, Joe Monteleone, Gina T'ai, Christopher Unpezverde Nunez, Zullo/RawMovement   

 
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at https://www.zullorawmovement.com/.

City Center Studio 4 | 130 West 56th Street

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June 7-9, 2018

C4 Presents “Water Music”
Thursday, June 7 and Saturday, June 9, both at 8 PM
June 7 at Baruch Performing Arts Center
​June 9 at Church of Saint Luke in the Fields

C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective will present Water Music, the third concert cycle of its 2017-18 Love, Devotion and Water New York season, presenting new works from the three winners of their 2018 composition competition - Nilo Alcala, Massimo Lauricella and Lucas Marshall Smith. The program also features works on the subject of water, including Jaako Mantyarvi's Canticum calamitatis maritimae, Timothy Brown's Drip Dream and Vince Peterson's Full Fathom Five, and more works by Julian David Bryson, Wilma Alba Cal, J. D. Frizzell, Carlo Vincetti Frizzo, and Bettina Sheppard. 

Tickets for the June 7 and 9 concerts are $20 general admission(in advance online), $25 day of performance, with 10 $4 “rush” admissions 30 minutes advance at the door, $5 tickets for ages 11 to 17 and free admission for children 10 and under. See both Water Music performances for the price of one with C4’s $25 Concert Pass. Tickets and Concert Passes can be ordered at http://www.c4ensemble.org/june-2018-concerts.html.

June 7 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues) and ​June 9 at Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (south of Christopher St), both in Manhattan

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June 6, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

The little OPERA theatre of ny 
presents the New York Premiere of
THIS LITTLE LIGHT of MINE:
The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price
written and performed Adrienne Danrich  
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:30pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

The little OPERA theatre of ny(LOTNY) presents the New York Premiere of Adrienne Danrich's one-woman show, THIS LITTLE LIGHT of MINE: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price as part of the 3rd Annual New York OperaFest on Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 7:30pm at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC.

THIS LITTLE LIGHT of MINE is an inventive one-woman musical tribute honoring the ground breaking careers of two African-American opera legends who overcame many racial barriers from the Jim Crow era through the Civil Rights Movement to become international opera stars. With live singing, storytelling, recorded excerpts and documentary images, the performance shines a light on African-American singers who walk in the footsteps of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price and features opera arias and songs associated these two operatic legends.

Tickets are $20 ($12 for students at the box office) and are available at http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/little-opera-theater-of-ny-this-little-light-of-mine/. Appropriate for all ages.

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center |  129 W. 67th Street, NYC.



Another New York Cool Tip:

Lydia Johnson Dance
June 6-8 at 7:30 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater

Choreographer Lydia Johnson will present her 12-member company in a program of new and repertory works to music that ranges from Philip Glass to Handel.  The season's premiere will be "Undercurrent," a group work to music by one of Johnson's favorite composers,  Argentinean Henryk Gorecki.  Special guest for the season will be Stephen Hanna, former principal dancer with New york City Ballet, performer in several Broadway shows, and dancer with Twyla Tharp's company.

Tickets: $38; $15 for dancers
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com

Ailey Citigroup Theater | 405 west 55 St., (9th Avenue)


June 4, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018: Somos Unidos, Experience the rich culture of the South Bronx.
In unity there is strength.
May 31 – June 23, 2018

Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education and Bronx Music Heritage Center are proud to present the South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018: Somos Unidos. This fun, family-friendly festival celebrates the rich cultural contributions of the communities that make the South Bronx their home.? In partnership with community based organizations, city agencies and charities, multiple events will be held throughout the South Bronx from May 31 through June 23, 2018 uniting communities, arts, culture, and wellness while promoting civic engagement. Events will showcase both traditional roots and fusion art forms including music, dance, visual art, crafts, puppetry, theater and culinary arts that reflect the artistic ecosystem of the Bronx. In unity there is strength. All events are rain or shine.

The South Bronx Culture Trail Festival (SBCT) is a community arts and education initiative established in 2011 by Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education and Dancing in the Streets that celebrates and captures key moments in the cultural life of the South Bronx. Each year a cohort of partners are invited to contribute to this ever evolving and robust history to visualize a Trail through the neighborhoods of the South Bronx. This year we welcome to the Trail: BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance; Bronx Culture Collective; BronxWorks; Catholic Charities; The Consulate General of Mexico in New York; MAS Productions; the Mexican Cultural Institute; NYC Department of City Planning, Bronx Office; NYC Department of Health’s Bronx Neighborhood Health Action Center; NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; NYC Parks; New York Restoration Project; Partnership for Parks; Southern Boulevard BID; The POINT CDC; Third Avenue BID; and Urban Health Plan. In addition to a cultural celebration, SBCT serves as an economic engine for the community through the hiring of local artists and the promotion of local businesses and tourism to the borough.

casitamaria.org/


 

June 3, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Western Wind Vocal Sextet Presents Music in the Time of Hamilton
Sunday, June 3 at 3:00 PM
Church of St. Luke in the Fields

Given the current interest in Hamilton, Lynn Manuel-Miranda’s hip-hop take on the life and work of Alexander Hamilton, The Western Wind has created this program of American music that was being performed in Hamilton’s own time. The program celebrates the extraordinary energy and diversity of the music that was created, sung and played when Alexander Hamilton and his peers were fighting the American Revolution and creating the American Democracy. New Western Wind member Paul An, bass, will join sopranos Linda Lee Jones and Gayla D. Morgan, tenors Todd Frizzell and David Vanderwal and countertenor William Zukof for this concert. More about them at http://www.westernwind.org/about.html. Harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky will also join the group.

Tickets for the June 3 concert are $35 General Admission, $25 Student/Senior, and can be purchased online at http://www.westernwind.org. For more concert information, please call 212-873-2848 or e-mail: info@westernwind.org.

Church of St. Luke in the Fields | 487 Hudson Street in Manhattan


 

June 2, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

ChoralFest USA
A Celebration of the Diversity of Choral Music in America
Saturday, June 2 from 3 PM to 9 PM
Symphony Space

The fourth annual ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of the Diversity of Choral Music in America, will be presented on Saturday, June 2 from 3 PM to 9 PM at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan. ChoralFest USA is a marathon concert event created by its Artistic Director Harold Rosenbaum to present performances of choral works written by American and non-American composers, both past and present. In the spirit of Symphony Space’s “Wall to Wall” events, audience members may come and go as they please, subject to seating availability, throughout the day.
 
This event will include performances by Accord Treble Choir, Stuyvesant High School Choir, St. Thomas Gospel Choir, Polyhymnia early music singers, Every Voice Choirs, University at Buffalo Choir, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, The Canticum Novum Singers, LaGuardia High School Women’s Choir and The New York Virtuoso Singers. The concert will conclude with an audience sing-along of Randall Thompson’s Alleluia.
 
The June 2 concert is free and open to the public. More about the event at https://www.symphonyspace.org/event/10019/Music/choralfest-usa.

Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan
 


Another New York Cool Tip:

Gene Pritsker's
Sound Liberation 
June 2nd, 2018 @ 8pm
CONNOLLY'S KLUB 45, 

Sound Liberation takes the stage of midtowns Connolly's Klub to perform an eclectic set of music, including composition from their recent album 'Rite Though and Eclectic Spectrum': 

"Serious high energy virtuosic jazz by a truly driven and dedicated group.
- New Music Buff, "Exciting and  tribal" - Jazz Weekly, "...intending to make music dangerous again." - Sequenza21, 'In his typical eclectic style, mixing hip-hop and beats with jazz, Gene Pritsker gives 'The Rite Of Spring' a contemporary twist." - United-mutations.

Gene Pritsker - guitar/rap, Charles Coleman - vocals, David Banks - vocals, Franz Hackl - trumpet, Greg Baker - guitar, Mat Fieldes - bass, Max Pollak- drums. With surprise guests. 

General Admission: $10

For more information
http://times-square.connollyspubandrestaurant.com/live-music/

CONNOLLY'S KLUB 45 |  121 West 45 Street
(between 6th Ave. & Broadway) 


Another New York Cool Tip:

GDC Curated: Shamel Pitts Black Box
May 31- June 2 8:00pm
June 2 3:00pm

The Theater At Gibney 280 Broadway

Direct show/ticket link: https://gibneydance.org/event/gdc-curated-shamel-pitts/2018-06-01/

General website : https://gibneydance.org

$15-$20 Box office phone: 646-837-6809

The Theater At Gibney | 280 Broadway
Enter at 53A Chambers Street


June 1, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

RIOULT Dance NY
2018 New York City Season
May 30 – June 3, 2018
Joyce Theater

Pascal Rioult’s RIOULT Dance NY, the American modern dance compay with a European sensibility, announces its 2018 New York season May 30 - June 3 at the Joyce Theater. The program will feature Les Noces, Nostalghia (a work in progress), and Fire in The Sky.  

Nostalghia, a work in progress, completes a triptych of RIOULT dances reflecting Pascal Rioult’s deep interest in Russian classical music: the romantic (Rioult's 2014 Dream Suite set to Tchaikovsky's Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C Major); the neo-classical (Rioult's Les Noces), and now Nostalghia, set to a score by contemporary composer Polina Nazaykinskaya. Nostalghia refers to the film of the same name by acclaimed cinematicauteur Andrei Tarkovsky, whose meditative cinematic style influences Rioult’s cross-cultural dance. Using the full ten-dancer company, Nostalghia will be accompanied by a string quartet with piano and clarinet. The entire program will premiere at the Joyce Theater on May 30 and run through June 3, 2018.

Fire in the Sky (2017) is a life’s work in dance. A nostalgic homage to the whimsy of youth, Fire in the Sky recalls a life lived in constant motion. Set to Deep Purple’s dynamic songs from the early 1970s “Smoke on the Water”, “Child in Time”, “Lazy”, and “Highway Star”, the performance captures the spirit of an artist fully realizing his craft.

Tickets

Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street, NYC


May 31, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
NANCY
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A
THURSDAY, MAY 31
METROTECH COMMONS

*Filmmaker in Attendance!*
*Winner of the 2018 Waldo Scott Screenwriting Award at Sundance Film Festival*

"Rare is it that one gets to see a performance as strong as Andrea Riseborough's in Nancy."
– The Film Stage

Nancy is a provocative psychological thriller about love, intimacy, and trust – and what happens when lies become truth. Craving connection with others, Nancy creates elaborate identities and hoaxes under pseudonyms on the internet. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, fact and fiction begin to blur in Nancy’s mind, and she becomes increasingly convinced these strangers are her real parents. As their bond deepens, reasonable doubts give way to willful belief – and the power of emotion threatens to overcome all rationality.
A Samuel Goldwyn Films release.

FREE w/ RSVP!

MetroTech Commons | 5 MetroTech Center. Downtown Brooklyn


May 30-31, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

ANABELLA LENZU'S 'NO MORE BEAUTIFUL DANCES'
May 30 & 31 at 7 PM
The Downstairs/LaMaMa

The LaMaMa Moves! Dance Festival presents the unique Argentinean artist ANABELLA LENZU as she declares "No More Beautiful Dances," a dance/theater solo in which the spoken word, drawings, photographs, and video projections merge to offer a very personal view of femininity, aging physically and emotionally, and what it means to be a woman today.
Tickets: $25; limited $10 tix available

Reservations: 212.352.3101 or www.lamama.org

LaMaMa/The Downstairs | 66 East 4th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)


May 30, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

La Fête de Jeanne d’Arc: Celebrate Summer in
Joan of Arc Park
Wednesday, May 30, 2018; 5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Free Public Event with Live Jazz and Macarons by Ladurée

On Wednesday, May 30, the public is invited to attend the free, family-friendly event “La Fête de Jeanne d’Arc,” a celebration of the beginning of summer from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Joan of Arc Park.
   
Members of the Riverside Park Conservancy, together with the Joan of Arc Statue Committee, will welcome visitors with Perrier, macarons by Ladurée, live jazz music performed by Via Paris Jazz Band. Special treats for les chiens! The event coincides with St. Joan’s Feast Day.
   
The Joan of Arc Statue Committee is raising funds and working with the City to restore the park in 2019, the 100th anniversary of its opening.

Free to the Public

Joan of Arc Park | Riverside Drive at West 93rd Street
   



Another New York Cool Tip:

RIOULT Dance NY
2018 New York City Season
May 30 – June 3, 2018
Joyce Theater

Pascal Rioult’s RIOULT Dance NY, the American modern dance company with a European sensibility, announces its 2018 New York season May 30 - June 3 at the Joyce Theater. The program will feature Les Noces, Nostalghia (a work in progress), and Fire in The Sky.  

Nostalghia, a work in progress, completes a triptych of RIOULT dances reflecting Pascal Rioult’s deep interest in Russian classical music: the romantic (Rioult's 2014 Dream Suite set to Tchaikovsky's Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C Major); the neo-classical (Rioult's Les Noces), and now Nostalghia, set to a score by contemporary composer Polina Nazaykinskaya. Nostalghia refers to the film of the same name by acclaimed cinematicauteur Andrei Tarkovsky, whose meditative cinematic style influences Rioult’s cross-cultural dance. Using the full ten-dancer company, Nostalghia will be accompanied by a string quartet with piano and clarinet. The entire program will premiere at the Joyce Theater on May 30 and run through June 3, 2018.

Fire in the Sky (2017) is a life’s work in dance. A nostalgic homage to the whimsy of youth, Fire in the Sky recalls a life lived in constant motion. Set to Deep Purple’s dynamic songs from the early 1970s “Smoke on the Water”, “Child in Time”, “Lazy”, and “Highway Star”, the performance captures the spirit of an artist fully realizing his craft.

Tickets

Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street, NYC


May 29, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

FIAF
CinéSalon • Remembering May 1968
Mourir à trente ans
Q&A with director Romain Goupil
Tuesday, May 29
4pm — Film
7:30pm — Film + Q&A
Wine & beer reception after both screenings
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Named Best Film About May '68 by The New Yorker


Blending a treasure trove of archival footage and revealing interviews, filmmaker and activist Romain Goupil crafts an idiosyncratic, moving portrait of the generation that took to the streets in May '68.

Mourir à trente ans captures the surprising mix of anti-authoritarian zaniness, dogmatic political radicalism, and bursts of despair that characterized these youthful idealists. Goupil describes his own path in and out of the radical left, with his love of cinema as the only constant.

The 7:30pm screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Romain Goupil.

Director Romain Goupil, 1982. 97 min. B&W. DCP.
In French with English subtitles

Purchase Tickets
Free for Members*

FIAF Florence Gould Hall |  55 East 59th Street, NYC





New York Cool Tip:

April 30, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Triskelion Arts
in association with
Vangeline Theater and The New York Butoh Institute
presents
Yumiko Yoshioka in 100 Light Years of Solitude
May 1, 2018 @ 8pm
Triskelion Arts


Triskelion Arts in association with Vangeline Theater and The New York Butoh Institute presents Yumiko Yoshioka in 100 Light Years of Solitude
May 1, 2018 at 8pm.
 
Butoh Master Yumiko Yoshioka performs 100 Light Years of Solitude, the second part of her trilogy 100 Flowers. The work is inspired by Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and explores a state of solitude through Butoh. Yumiko Yoshioka is a Japanese Butoh dancer and choreographer from Japan/ Germany. She is a former member of Ariadone, the first female Butoh company, which was founded by Ko Murobushi and Carlotta Ikeda in 1974. 

Tickets are $18 in advance ($22 at the door) and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yumiko-yoshioka-guest-curated-event-by-vangeline-theaterny-butoh-institute-tickets-39531069493 or by phone at (718) 389-3473.
 

Triskelion Arts | Muriel Schulman Theater | 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
 


April 8, 2018

New York Cool Tip:
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
"Breaking Bread with Balanchine"
Meryl Rosofsky
Sunday and Monday, April 8 and 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim
 
George Balanchine, the legendary choreographer, was also a great cook. Food scholar Meryl Rosofsky will present a brief "culinary biography" of Balanchine, exploring how his relationship to food illuminates the cultural, geographic, and political forces that shaped him as an artist.
 

Joining her for a panel discussion following her slide talk will be special guests who danced or dined with Balanchine, including famed former New York City Ballet (NYCB) principal dancer Edward Villella; Dr. Jeanne Fuchs, who tested Balanchine's recipes for The Ballet Cook Book by Tanaquil Le Clercq; and NYCB's longtime orthopedic consultant Dr. William Hamilton, who attended Balanchine's famous Russian Orthodox Easter celebrations. Throughout the evening, NYBC dancers Jared Angle, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Joseph Gordon, Ashley Laracey, and Miriam Miller willperform short excerpts from Balanchine's ballets Apollo, Prodigal Son, and the Emeralds section of Jewels.
 

Before the program on April 8th and before and after the program on April 9th, The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim will offer a special Balanchine-inspired menu, including kulich and paskha, which Balanchine made each year for his Russian Orthodox Easter feasts. (The program is timed to coincide with Russian Orthodox Easter.) The menu, curated by Meryl Rosofsky, in collaboration with Chef Alejandro Cortez, will also include blini and caviar; Grand Aioli Provençal, which Balanchine learned to make in his days with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in the South of France; and kotletki, bite-sized Russian meatballs Balanchine used
to prepare with his late-life muse and close friend, ballerina Karin von Aroldingen, with whom he cooked often. For reservations for this special dinner, call 212 427 5690 or visit OpenTable.
 
BALANCHINE is a trademark of the George Balanchine Trust.
 

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
 

WORKS & PROCESS MENU PRIX FIXE
Breaking Bread With Balanchine
Two Courses - $62, Three Courses - $72

 
Zakouskie (Starters)
Chilled Trio of Soups à la Jewels
English Pea Soup (Emeralds) & Ruby Beet Borscht (Rubies) & Vichyssoise (Diamonds)
Blini with Caviar
crème fraîche, caviar
ADD Vodka "hooker" cocktail$8
Salade Olivier
poached chicken, cucumber, potatoes, peas, hard-boiled eggs, olives, and capers dijon-mayonnaise dressing

 
Main
Grand Aioli Provençal
poached salmon, green beans, potatoes, spring onion, watermelon radish, saffron aioli
Mushroom Kasha "Risotto"
porcini mushrooms, fava beans, mushroom broth
Chicken Breast, Saratoga Green Sauce
red cabbage puree, assorted spring peas

Kotletki von Aroldingen
Russian meatballs with mushrooms-sour cream sauce, horseradish potatoes, eggplant tomatoes
 

Land of Sweets
Gogl-Mogl
Balanchine's childhood custard, strawberries & mint
Traditional Russian Easter Paskha and Kulich
Farmer's cheese cake, currants vanilla-almond cake, lemon icing
Chocolate "Mousse King" Marzipan Tart
Arabian coffee gelato

 
Cocktails - A Few of Balanchine's Favorites - $14
Southampton Strawberry Spring Daiquiri
Dill Infused Vodka, with a splash of soda
 

Menu curated by Meryl Rosofsky, with Chef Alejandro Cortez

The Guggenheim | 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128


April 4, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
SIMPLY BARBRA starring Steven Brinberg
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW

It is never too early to start celebrating
 
The news of the past week – SEND IN THE CLONE - the next best thing: Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club pre birthday celebration ......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA Celebrates Barbra Streisand’s Birthday on Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00 pm at Feinstein’s/54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, NYC 10019. Christopher Denny is the Musical Director with a special guest tba.  Steven’s new show recreates some of Miss Streisand's greatest hits, other favorites and Broadway songs... and brief voices of artists ranging from Cher to Bea Arthur....Seen in 40 US cities and 9 countries, the constantly updated SIMPLY BARBRA shows are the next best thing to seeing the legendary singer/actress/director in person. And with this solo engagement, you can actually meet this one afterwards!  

Upcoming SImply Barbra dates are: Los Angeles; as well as a return to London.  He is featured on the new album Hamlisch Uncovered.  For more information visit www.simplybarbra.com

Tickets are $35-$45, premium $75 cover charge and an additional $6 if purchased at the venue.  There is a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

Feinstein’s/54 Below | 254 West 54th Street




April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

New York Cool Tip:

New Directors / New Films
March 28 - April 8
MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center

Celebrating its 47th edition in 2018, the New Directors/New Films festival introduces New York audiences to the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. Throughout its rich, nearly half-century history, New Directors has brought previously little-known talents like Pedro Almodóvar, Chantal Akerman, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Christopher Nolan, Laura Poitras, Spike Lee, and Kelly Reichardt to wider audiences. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating a group of filmmakers who represent the present and anticipate the future of cinema: daring artists whose work pushes the envelope and is never what you’d expect. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art.

For information, tickets, drections:
http://www.newdirectors.org/


March 31, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
Nederlands Dans Theater
Sol León and Paul Lightfoot
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:30
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Nederlands Dans Theater with work by house choreographers to the company Sol León and Paul Lightfoot on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:30pm.

This performance offers behind-the-scenes access to the Nederlands Dans Theater's U.S. tour. Company dancers perform highlights from Sol León and Paul Lightfoot's Shoot the Moon (2006), with music by Philip Glass; and Singulière Odyssée (2017), featuring music by Max Richter. León and Lightfoot participate in a discussion moderated by New York City Baller principal dancer Tyler Angle. 

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


 

March 29, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

POLLY FERMAN'S GLAMOURTANGO
Thursday March 29, 12 noon and 7 PM
Aaron Davis Hall

Uruguayan pianist Polly Ferman brings her "GlamourTango - a Celebrate of Women in Tango" to Aaron Davis Hall for two performances on March 29th - 12 noon and 7 PM. A glamorous all-female cast of musicians, singer and dancers, most hailing from Argentina and Uruguay, will present the irresistible tango from the Rio de la Plata Region in South America, and will pay homage to the unheralded women of early tango. Also a multi-media event, the performance also includes rarely seen photos of tango dancing.

Tickets: $20; $10 for students & seniors
Reservations: 212.650.6900 or www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org

Aaron Davis Hall | 129 Convent Avenue (at West 135 St.)  (#1 train to 137th St.)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Downtown Music Productions plays Weill and Milhaud
Thursday March 29 at 7 pm
HOWL Gallery


Howl! Happening and Downtown Music Productions present a concert of two innovative compositions from the1920s: Darius Milhaud's 1923 La creation du monde, and the 1927 Mahagonny Songspiel, music by Kurt Weill, text by Bertolt Brecht, English translation by Michael Feingold.  Singers are Karla Simmons, Darcy Dunn, Charles Calotta, Jorrell Williams, and Charles Carter in this benefit performance for the Actor's Fund.

Tickets: $20
Reservations: 917.475.1294


HOWL Gallery | 6 East First Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues).


And Another New York Cool Tip:

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts
Continues its Composer Portraits series with Brooklyn's
Christopher Cerrone
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Miller Theatre

Featuring
Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano
Third Coast Percussion
 
Includes an onstage discussion with
Christopher Cerrone and David Skidmore

Tickets: $20-$30 • Students with valid ID: $7-$18


Miller Theatre | 2960 Broadway at 116th Street, New York, NY


March 28, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

New Directors / New Films
March 28 - April 8
MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center

Celebrating its 47th edition in 2018, the New Directors/New Films festival introduces New York audiences to the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. Throughout its rich, nearly half-century history, New Directors has brought previously little-known talents like Pedro Almodóvar, Chantal Akerman, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Christopher Nolan, Laura Poitras, Spike Lee, and Kelly Reichardt to wider audiences. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating a group of filmmakers who represent the present and anticipate the future of cinema: daring artists whose work pushes the envelope and is never what you’d expect. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art.

For information, tickets, drections:
http://www.newdirectors.org/


March 27, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Jean Renoir’s French Cancan
Tuesday. March 27th @ 4PM and 7:30PM
FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to present Jean Renoir’s French Cancan as part of Classics of French Cinema with Oliver Barrot this Tuesday, March 27 at 4 and 7:30pm at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall.

Curated by Mr. Barrot, Classics of French Cinema takes a fresh look at iconic French films. The program features films ripe for rediscovery, from classics to lesser-known gems, spanning genres and decades. Mr. Barrot will share his passionate insights at special 30-minute talks at 6:45pm, taking you deep into the social and cultural contexts of the day's film—a true French ciné-club experience!

Jean Renoir’s luscious romantic comedy French Cancan (1955) stars Jean Gabin in a delightful homage to the Parisian café-concerts of the 19th century. With a rich color palette evocative of Impressionist paintings, this colorful drama follows a bankrupt theater producer as he revives a notorious dance and turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the notorious nightclub Moulin Rouge.

In French with English subtitles. 

30-minute presentation in French only. These presentations are open to ticketholders of both the 4pm and 7:30pm screenings at no additional cost.

Complimentary wine and beer will be served after both screenings.

CinéSalon is free for all FIAF Members.

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


 

March 26, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition
Celebrating both Classical and Contemporary Dance
March 26-30, daily times vary
Symphony Space

Valentina Kozlova, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, announces the 8th annual Kozlova International Ballet Competition, March 26-30.  Over 100 dancers from 18 countries around the world will gather in New York to dance before a panel of celebrated dance figures, led by Andris Liepa and including Nina Ananiashvili, Mikko Nissinen, Charles Jude, and Nikolai Tsiskaridze.  Prizes include medals, scholarships to schools around the world, and company contracts.   This year's event is dedicated to the memory of Rudolf Nureyev on this 80th anniversary of his birth.  Rounds will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; Finals on Thursday; announcement of winners and gala performance on Friday.

Tickets: $20 for rounds and finals; $40 for Gala
Reservations at 212.864.5400 or www.symphonyspace.org

Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)


March 25, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents a costume and dance commission
Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Sunday, March 25 and Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a costume and dance commission, Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung, on Sunday, March 25 and Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:30pm.

 
Costume design takes center stage in these new works devised by designers Reid Bartelme & Harriet Jung in collaboration with their favorite clients and dance makers, Jack Ferver, Burr Johnson, Lar Lubovitch, Pam Tanowitz, and Gwen Welliver, danced by Reid Bartelme, Maggie Cloud, Jack Ferver, Russell Janzen, Burr Johnson, Harriet Jung, and Stuart Singer, with soprano Tiffany Abban and pianist Patrick Gallagher.
 
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



Another New York Cool Tip:

SCHIMMEL CENTER PRESENTS 
NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET IN
MOTHER GOOSE!
SUNDAY, MARCH 25 at 3:00 p.m.
The Schimmel Center

The Schimmel Center presents New York Theatre Ballet in Mother Goose on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The ballet features the wit, wisdom and whimsy of a lively baker's dozen of Mother Goose characters, including the three blind mice, Little Bo Peep, Jack and Jill, and the three-legged goose.

With its ever-expanding repertory, New York Theatre Ballet's cutting-edge programming brings fresh insight to classic revivals, paired with the modern sensibilities of both established and up-and-coming choreographers.
Pre-show activities-including arts and crafts, story time and a themed photobooth-start at 2:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Center lobby.

The Schimmel Center's Family Series continues to both educate and entertain young audiences through varied performances and corresponding pre-show activities. With ticket prices beginning at only $10 for children, the Family Series provides an affordable way for multiple generations to enjoy high-quality programming together.

Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults.
Tickets are available at www.schimmelcenter.org, by calling 212-346-1715 or by visiting the box office located at 3 Spruce Street.

The Schimmel Center box office is open Tuesdays through Saturday from Noon to 5:00 p.m. and three hours prior to performances.

The Schimmel Center | 3 Spruce Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Concerts on the Slope
Sunday March 25th. 3PM – 4:30PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church

On Sunday, March 25, Concerts on the Slope will present Sandbox Percussion: Jonny Allen, Victor Cassese, Ian Rosenbaum, Terry Sweeney. Their program will include: Viet Cuong: Water, Wine, Brandy, Brine (for amplified crystal glasses), Victor Caccese: Bell Patterns, and other works for percussion instruments.

 
Free-will donation ($20 suggested). For more information, visit www.concertsontheslope.org or email concertsontheslope@gmail.com
 
St. John’s Episcopal Church | 139 St. John’s Place (at 7th Ave in Park Slope)
Brooklyn, NY 11217



March 24, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

The Theater 14th Street Y
& Bearded Ladies Productions
present
Y Cabaret
March 24 & 25, 2018 at 8pm
14th Street Y

The Theater 14th Street Y & Bearded Ladies Productions present the 4th
Y Cabaret, as part of the Theater/Dance Series curated at The Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC on March 24 & 25, 2018 at 8pm. The Y Cabaret is evening of drinks, dance, and food and features choreographers: Nicole Von Arx, Peter Cheng, Mei Yamanaka, Roya Carreras, Kristen Carcone, BAIRA (formerly BS Movement), and Princess Lockerooo, hosted by Clinton Edward.

Tickets are $20 in advance ($22 at the door) and are available at www.14streety.org/tickets.

Full Season Tickets and detailed information on shows available at: www.14streety.org/tickets.

The 14th Street Y | 344 E. 14th Street



Another New York Cool Tip:

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts
Concludes its 2017-18 Jazz series with John Hollenbeck's
Claudia Quintet
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Miller Theatre

Tickets: $20-$35 • Students with valid ID: $7-$21

Miller Theatre | 2960 Broadway at 116th Street, New York, NY



March 23, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

The little OPERA theatre of ny
in collaboration with New Vintage Baroque
presents the New York City Premiere of
Johann Adolph Hasse's
PIRAMO e TISBE
with a libretto by Marco Coltellini
based upon the story of 
Pyramus and Thisbe from Ovid's Metamorphoses
March 22-25, 2018 
Baruch Performing Arts Center

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY), in collaboration with New York based period ensemble New Vintage Baroque, presents the New York City Premiere of Piramo e Tisbe at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC, from March 22-25, 2018, with performances on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm.

Based upon the story of Pyramus and Thisbe from Ovid's Metamorphoses with a libretto by Marco Coltellini, Piramo e Tisbe is byJohann Adolph Hasse, a pivotal opera composer of the 18th Century celebrated for his sweet and tender melodies. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Tickets are $35 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/35006. 

Baruch Performing Arts Center | 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC




New York Cool Tip:

A live-action silent film
Conceived by Mike Dobson, Joel Jeske, Mark Lonergan, and Scott McCord
March 22, 23, 24, 2018 at 8pm
March 24, 2018 at 2pm
Voorhees Theatre, Brooklyn


Inspired by the iconic films Sherlock Jr and The purple Rose of Cairo, THE FINAL REEL follows the story of an eccentric historian who discovers the holy grail of silent films - the final reel of a forgotten classic thought to be lost to history. As he presents the film for the first time in a hundred years, his bumbling assistant accidentally steps into the movie and falls in love with the heroine. The two-love birds step back into the modern world and the heroine is left to make a fateful decision. 

Tickets $20 (adults), $15 (children/students/seniors). For more information or advance purchase visit finalreel.brownpapertickets.com


Voorhees Theatre | 186 Jay Street, Brooklyn


March 21, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Young Jean Lee
2018 Edwin Booth Award
Wednesday, March 21 @ 6:30PM
Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to the public
First come, first served


Join GC CUNY's Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association to presents the 2018 Edwin Booth Award to New York writer, director, and filmmaker Young Jean Lee. Young Jean Lee has written and directed ten shows in New York and was hailed as “the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation” by The New York Times. The Edwin Booth Award is given annually by the Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association to honor a person, organization, or company for their outstanding contribution to the NYC theatre community, and to promote integration of professional and academic theatre.

The award ceremony features an interview with Young Jean Lee by Chloë Rae Edmonson; speeches and performance by Doctoral Students Jessica Adam, Kyueun Kim, Ash Marinaccio, Nina Angela Mercer, Hansol Oh, Alison Walls, and Jennie Youssef; as well as a special performance by Diana Oh and Matt Park.

The Graduate Center | CUNY |  365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street 


March 17, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE
Continues its Origins series with:
Wu Man & Huayin Shadow Puppet Band
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
New York Society for Ethical Culture

Wu Man has given the pipa, her lute-like instrument—which has a history of over 2,000 years in China—a new role in both traditional and contemporary music.
Here she joins the ingenious Huayin Shadow Puppet Band from rural China
in a 13-city U.S. tour.

Tickets: $35-65

New York Society for Ethical Culture | 2 W 64th St, Manhattan


 

February 23-26, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Excuse me while I kiss the sky
a Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show
featuring Wilco's Nels Cline
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 5pm
Brooklyn Music School

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) presents 
Excuse me while I kiss the sky, a Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show featuring Wilco's Nels Cline on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 5pm. BMS is located at 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn.

Nels Cline, Artistic Advisory Board Member for Brooklyn Music School, takes the stage on February 24 to pay homage to Jimi Hendrix. This cross-generational show celebrates the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix that goes beyond boundaries of time and space. Student bands from Brooklyn Music School will join in for some of classic Jimi Hendrix songs. Expect to hear a wide array of classic songs from Foxy Lady to Jam Back at the House and everything in between. The show will also feature light projections by DRIPPY EYE.

Tickets are $15 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/excuse-me-while-i-kiss-the-sky-a-jimi-hendrix-tribute-show-feat-nels-cline-tickets-41240320910. 
 
For more information, visit www.brooklynmusicschool.org

Brooklyn Music School| 126 St Felix St, Brooklyn, NY 11217



Another New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
The Washington Ballet: Julie Kent and Gemma Bond
Sunday and Monday, February 25 and 26, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The Washington Ballet: Julie Kent and Gemma Bond on Sunday and Monday, February 25 and 26, 2018 at 7:30pm.

 
New York Times dance critic Marina Harss moderates a discussion with Washington Ballet artistic director Julie Kent and choreographer and American Ballet Theatre corps de ballet member Gemma Bond, discussing Bond's newest work, set to music by Henry Purcell, for the The Washington Ballet. Company dancers including Sona Kharatian, Corey Landolt, Brittany Stone, and Venus Villa perform highlights from the new commission prior to the March 14 premiere in Washington, D.C.
 
Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Monica Voldstad, with additional support from Judith M. Hoffman and Howard Paley.
 

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org


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

 




Another New York Cool Tip:

How to Write a Musical That Works Workshop #2:
Conflict & Obstacles
Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 10am - 6pm
NOLA Rehearsal Studio

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the second workshop in the series How to Wrote a Musical That Works, Conflict & Obstacles, on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 244 W 54th St., 5th floor, Studio 5. Submission fee is $10 for members, $20 for non-members. If accepted, it will be applied to a participation fee of $100 ($80 for TRU members). Those not selected will be invited and encouraged to attend the workshop as observers. Go to https://truonline.org/events/feedback-workshop-2-2018, click the link to download the application, fill it out, and email to TRUPlaySubmissions@gmail.com to sign up. If accepted, the workshop includes 2 seats for the entire day workshop as well as your presentation 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. 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.

The price is $55 ($35 for TRU members).

NOLA Rehearsal Studio | 244 W 54th St., 5th floor



February 16-17, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

LongHouse Conifer Tour
Horticultural Walk with Alex Feleppa
Saturday, February 17, 2018
1:00pm – 2:30pm
LongHouse Reserve

LongHouse Reserve founder Jack Lenor Larsen was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Having grown up surrounded by green landscapes on a year-round basis, he observed during his first winters on the east end how grey the landscape was due to the bare deciduous oaks, beeches, and dogwoods. This led to the subsequent planting of hundreds of different conifer species, from remarkable Hemlock hedges to towering Cryptomeria. Now 40 years later, LongHouse Reserve has one of the most complete conifer collections on eastern Long Island. Bundle up and join Alex Feleppa, staff Horticulturist and certified Arborist, for an informative winter tour as our conifers and broadleaf evergreens take center stage. 

Limit 25 people (not recommended for children)
$20 non-members; members complimentary 

Visit longhouse.org to RSVP

LongHouse Reserve | 133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937



Another New York Cool Tip:

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College
in collaboration with
Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre
Present
The World Premiere of Anna
February 16 & 17, 2018 at 7:30pm
Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Dusan Týnek Dance Theatre, present the World Premiere of Anna at the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC on February 16 & 17, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 ($20 for students and seniors) and are available at https://dusantynek.eventbrite.com.

Anna is an evening-length contemporary dance-theater performance by choreographer Dusan Týnek inspired by Tolstoy's classic Russian novel, Anna Karenina. An exploration of love and infidelity within the structures of stifling social mores, Anna side steps a conventional re-telling of the novel, focusing instead on the essence of its characters and their situations. 

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



Another New York Cool Tip:

Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet
February 16 & 17 at 8PM
City Center Studio 5

Miro Magloire presents his New Chamber Ballet in two premieres, one to music by J.S. Bach and the second created in collaboration with the Ekmeles vocal ensemble, who will perform live vocal music by composers Karin Rehnqvist and Kaija Saariaho, whose opera "L'amour de loin" was recently performed by the Metropolitan Opera.   Dancers are Sarah Atkins, Elizabeth Brown, Kristine Butler, Traci Finch, and Amber Neff.   The Ekmeles vocal ensemble (Charlotte Mundy, Mary Elizabeth MacKenzie and Elisa Sutherland) will be joined by resident musicians Melody Fader, pianist, and Doori Na, violinist.

Tickets: $29; $16 for students/seniors
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com

City Center Studio 5 | 130 West 56th St., 5th floor (between 6th & 7th Avenues)



February 14, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Triskelion Arts
In association with
Vangeline Theater and The New York Butoh Institute
Presents
I LOVE BUTOH!
February 14, 2018 at 8pm
Triskelion Arts

Triskelion Arts, in association with Vangeline Theater and The New York Butoh Institute, presents I LOVE BUTOH! on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 8pm at Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222. 

This Valentine's Day, join Triskelion Arts and Vangeline Theater in their love of Butoh, dance and chocolate for a multi-sensory experience to remember! An evening of Contemporary Dance influenced by Butoh featuring renowned Japanese dancer Mari Osanai, from Aomori, Japan and Contemporary dancer/ choreographer Madelyn Sher (New York). Tickets also include a delicious chocolate tasting experience.

Tickets are $20 in advance ($22 at the door) and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-love-butoh-tickets-41627282322. 

Triskelion Arts | 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222



Another New York Cool Tip:

WE WANT IT DARKER
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
The Slipper Room NYC


Wandering through loss and lust with Aerial, Music and Burlesque.

Produced and performed by CASSANDRA ROSEBEETLE and ELIZABETH MUNN and featuring JASON MEJIAS 

with guest artists:
singer Kat Cunning, dancer/choreographer Matthew J. Harris, drag performer Vic Sin, and theremin player Cornelius Loy
aerial by Elizabeth Munn and Jason Mejias 
dance and burlesque by Cassandra Rosebeetle 

WE WANT IT DARKER is back with an all new show celebrating Valentine's Day and the darker side of our hearts.  Conceived in part as a response to the current climate, WE WANT IT DARKER is a dreamy portrait of the surreal featuring solo and collaborative work with dance, drag, live music, burlesque, and aerial performances.  

$20 adv / $30 reserved seating / $25 Door
https://slipperroom.com/

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


 

February 12,2018

New York Cool Tip:

Events at Symphony Space:

Present Laughter (LNT)
Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 3pm
$24 and up; $21 and up Member; $23 and up Senior; $21 and up 30 & Under (with I.D.)

symphonyspace.org

NT Live: Follies (LNT)
Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 7pm
$24 and up; $21 and up Member; $23 and up Senior; $21 and up 30 & Under (with I.D.)

symphonyspace.org

NT Live: Follies (LNT)
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 1pm
$24 and up; $21 and up Member; $23 and up Senior; $21 and up 30 & Under (with I.D.)

symphonyspace.org

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (LNT)
Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 5pm
$14 and up; $12 and up Member; $13 and up Senior; $12 and up 30 & Under (with I.D.)

www.symphonyspace.org


The Final Year (LNT)
Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 7pm
$14 and up; $12 and up Member; $13 and up Senior; $12 and up 30 & Under (with I.D.)

symphonyspace.org


February 11, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Composers Concordance - Piano Motion
February 11, 2018 at 4pm
St. Mark's Church-In-The-Bowery  
 
 
On February 11th at 4pm at St. Mark's Church-In-The-Bowery, Composers Concordance presents 'Piano Motion,' a concert event pairing new piano compositions with an array of contemporary choreographies. As pianists Christopher Vassiliades, Jai Jeffryes, and Marija Ilic perform brief solo sets, dancers Max Pollak, Julie Fotheringham, and Livya Howard-Yashar meld techniques from tap, modern dance, jazz, classical ballet, Afro-Cuban, and body percussion to the varied music. This program is dedicated to the wonderful musician and educator Catherine Luening in a milestone birthday year, and features compositions by Otto Luening, Ann Warren, Christopher Vassiliades, Dan Cooper, Dominy Clements, Faye-Ellen Silverman, Gene Pritsker, Gyorgy Kurtag, Joseph Pehrson, Leos Janacek, and Masatora Goya. For the grand finale, all three pianists meet at one piano to perform a newly-composed suite for piano six hands. Following the concert, there will be a wine-and-cheese reception. 

Tickets: $15, $10 students and seniors

St. Mark's Church-In-The-Bowery | 131 East 10th Street, NYC


February 10, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Associated Chamber Music Playersÿ
Presents its first Live Stream Chamber Music Masterclass
Saturday February 10, 2018. 2:30-4:30pm
National Opera Centerÿ

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)ÿpresents its firstÿLive Stream Chamber Music Masterclassÿon Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 2:30-4:30pm EST.ÿThe live stream offers an up-close opportunity for players around the globe to engage and participate in this learning and playing opportunity.

Tickets are FREE and reservations are required atÿhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/acmp-live-stream-with-publiquartet-tickets-39458714076

National Opera Center | 330 Seventh Avenue


Another New York Cool Tip:

Songs Full of Heart
Saturday, February 10, 2018. 5pm
Brooklyn Music School

The Brooklyn Music School is proud to present the 5th annual Valentine's Day c
v oncert, Songs Full of Heart. Designed to showcase the budding vocalists and stars of tomorrow, this program features a wide variety of repertoire including works by Billy Joel, Sting and Adele Adkins. The young performers explore the significance of love and human connections through tunes that go beyond words and unite hearts. Come join us in celebration of love and music!


Tickets are $5 and are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/songs-full-of-heart-tickets-42060164083

Brooklyn Music School | 126 Saint Felix Street



February 8, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Bach, Muffat, Handel, Vivaldi
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 
7:30PM Concert Preview | 8PM Concert
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center


During the Baroque era, the violin emerged as the greatest of solo instruments, with demanding literature written for it by all the great Baroque masters.


In this all-Baroque program, acclaimed violinists Stephanie Chase and Krista Bennion Feeney join the ACO strings in an evening of Baroque classics by Muffat, Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel. 

Tickets and Information

Alice Tully Hall | Lincoln Center


February 4, 2018

New York New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
A New Carousel
with Jack O'Brien and Justin Peck
Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents A New Carousel with Jack O'Brien and Justin Peck on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 7:30pm.

 
Rodgers & Hammerstein's timeless musical returns to Broadway for the first time in over two decades. The new productionfeatures choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck and direction by Jack O'Brien. Prior to the Broadway opening of Carousel, cast members perform excerpts of new choreography, and Peck and O'Brien discuss the creative process behind this new presentation of a musical drama that has captivated theatergoers for generations.
 

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

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


February 1, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Jane Birkin
February 1, 2018
Carnegie Hall
 

Actress, singer, songwriter and fashion icon Jane Birkin will perform Birkin/Gainsbourg: Le symphonique—her tribute to late husband Serge Gainsbourg—with a symphonic orchestra at Carnegie Hall on February 1. The concert marks Birkin’s first U.S. performance since 2011 and is part of an extensive international concert tour that has seen her playing to full houses in Montreal, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris and London, among many other cities.

American Express pre-sale is available from September 20 at 10 A.M. to September 21 at 10 P.M., followed by venue/promoter pre-sale on September 21 (10 A.M. to 10 P.M.). Public on-sale begins September 22 at 10 A.M.—all times are Eastern. Tickets available at Carnegiehall.org, by phone at 212.247.7800 and in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, located at 881 Seventh Avenue in New York City.

Carnegie Hall Box Office | 881 Seventh Avenue in New York City


 

January 28, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Julius Eastman: Crazy Evil Gay
Sunday, January 28, 20 @ 8:00pm
Knockdown Center

Knockdown Center and The Kitchen present Julius Eastman: Crazy Evil Gay, a concert of works by composed by Julius Eastman. Eastman perfected his multifarious minimalism in three works of the late 1970s: Crazy Nigger, Evil Nigger, and Gay Guerrilla. Each work is scored for multiple instruments of the same kind. The concert features Evil Nigger and Crazy Nigger performed as a piano quartet by Joseph Kubera, Dynasty Battles, Michelle Cann, Adam Tendler as well as Gay Guerrilla in a version for a large electric guitar ensemble scored by Dustin Hurt.


PROGRAM
Julius Eastman: Evil Nigger (1979)
Adam Tendler, Dynasty Battles, Michelle Cann, and Joseph Kubera, pianos
Julius Eastman: Gay Guerrilla (1979)
Version for electric guitar ensemble scored by Dustin Hurt.
Julius Eastman: Crazy Nigger (1979)
Adam Tendler, Dynasty Battles, Michelle Cann, and Joseph Kubera, pianos
This concert is part of “Julius Eastman: That Which is Fundamental,” a performance series and a two-part exhibition including both archival material and contemporary works curated by Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Dustin Hurt, organized by The Kitchen with the Eastman Estate and Bowerbird.


Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1622292?utm_medium=bks

Knockdown Center | 52-19 Flushing Ave 
Maspeth, NY



January 25, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

New York Composers Circle Concert of New Music
Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Marc A. Scorca Hall @ The National Opera Center

The New York Composers Circle presents a concert of new music for solo cello on Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m. at Marc A. Scorca Hall @ The National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets in New York City.

Featured are five world premieres: 

Dana Dimitri Richardson's Sonatina, Peri Mauer's September 16th, Carl Kanter's Cello Song, Kevin McCarter's Tacking, and Dary John Mizelle's Cello Suite II.

Also on the program:  Hubert Howe's Chimera,  Monroe Golden's Pinhoti, for cello and fixed media, Debra Kaye's Dialogue With the Ghost,  Max Giteck Duykers' Black Meadow, and Tamara Cashour's Queens' Suite Nr. 5: “KC: Queen of Hoards".

Tickets are $20.  Students admitted free.

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.

Marc A. Scorca Hall @ The National Opera Center | 330 7th Avenue
Between 28th and 29th Streets in New York City
URL:  http://NewYorkComposersCircle.org




January 23, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

South Street Seaport Museum presents Book Launch: 
The Stowaway 
Tuesday, January 23. 6:30pm
South Street Seaport Museum

Within minutes of announcing the book launch event for Laurie Gwen Shapiro's new book The Stowaway the tickets had sold out! By popular demand we've added a second date! Join the Seaport Museum, along with Simon & Schuster on January 23rd to celebrate the book launch of Laurie Gwen Shapiro's new book, The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica, an Indie Next Pick for January 2018 as well as Amazon Best of the Month Biography and Memoir. The evening's conversation will be moderated by William Roka, South Street Seaport Museum Historian.

Tickets go on sale on January 5 for $10. Visit www.seaportmuseum.org/membershipfor more information on supporting the South Street Seaport Museum. 

South Street Seaport Museum | 213 Water Street, NYC, 10038




January 20, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Waterfront Opens at Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO  
New York’s First, Major Exhibition on Brooklyn’s Coastline Explores its Eclectic History and Global Impact
January 20, 2018
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO

 
On January 20, 2018, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) will open Waterfront, an immersive, multimedia exhibition that brings to life the vibrant history of Brooklyn’s coastline through interwoven stories of workers, industries, activists, innovators, families, neighborhoods, and ecosystems.  
 
Waterfront is the first major exhibition on the history of Brooklyn’s coastline. The culmination of four years of development and research, Waterfront blends BHS’s acclaimed approach to historical interpretation with forward-thinking design to feature 12 concept areas that will engage visitors of a variety of ages and interests.
 
Upon arrival, visitors encounter a floor-to-ceiling sculptural installation of more than 80 archaeological artifacts and fragments excavated from the landfill beneath Empire Stores in the 1970s.
 
A centerpiece of the exhibition is a 14-foot reproduction of an 1879 lithograph of Brooklyn’s waterfront. Nearby, visitors can explore the sights, sounds, and smells of Brooklyn’s 19th-century warehousing district and learn about hidden stories of Brooklyn’s coastline – from Walt Whitman’s waterfront trysts to hidden graves near the present-day Brooklyn Navy Yard.
 
Waterfront at BHS DUMBO (55 Water Street, Brooklyn) will be open to the public Tuesday to Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm.  Suggested admission is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and teachers, and free for members and students of all ages.  

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January 18-19, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales: The Ginger Snapped
Thursday January 18th and Friday January 19th @ 9:30PM
Joes Pub

Drag multihyphenate and old-school starlet Jinkx Monsoon reunites with her musical collaborator Major Scales for a manic night by the piano, at which they'll share songs from their forthcoming album and attempt to tame Jinkx's swings in mental stability.

Price: $25–$60
https://www.joespub.com/

Joe's Pub | 425 Lafayette St | Between Astor Pl and E 4th St


January 15, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents a dance commission
One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures/NEW BODIES
Jodi Melnick with Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Taylor Stanley
January 14 - 15, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents an encore of choreographer Jodi Melnick's sold-out 2016 commission, NEW BODIES. This Works & Process commissioned work weaves together dance, spoken text, and moderated discussion with live music, featuring New York City Ballet dancers Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Taylor Stanley in a role originated by Gretchen Smith, with harpsichord by composer György Ligeti, violin by composer Heinrich Biber, and commissioned music by Robert Boston. Also, Melnick, who enjoyed a performance career with Twyla Tharp (among many others), will perform One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures, a solo work created in collaboration with the late Trisha Brown.

Video Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3rqtT8RqdQ 

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

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




January 14, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Companyto Offer
A Sneak Preview of
A Quest for Freedom
Annual Association of Performing Arts Presenter Conference
January 13th @ 7pm and 8pm
January 14th @ 12Noon and 12:30 PM
New York City Center

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present its latest work, A Quest for Freedom, at New York City's City Center Studio 4 on Saturday, January 13 at 7pm and 8pm, and Sunday, January 14 at 12noon and 12:30pm. The performances will showcase the company's latest collaboration with the renowned Korean American classical music powerhouse The Ahn Trio during the annual conference of the Association of the Performing Arts Presenters. The collaboration, although planned over a years ago, has been influenced greatly by the current discussion on immigration during its development.. Very limited tickets for the public will be available by request from the Company's Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/NaiNiChenDanceCompany/.

Both immigrant artists from Asia, Nai-Ni Chen and the Ahn Trio found each other on their artistic journey and developed several dances and tours together over the past five years.ÿ From Taiwan, and an early member of the Cloud Gate Dance Theater and an accomplished master traditional dancer, Nai-Ni Chen came to America to seek a home for her cross-cultural visions and created mesmerizing production that draws from the freedom of the contemporary performances, the flow of Chi in Chinese calligraphy,ÿ martial arts, and the spirit of inclusion in America.ÿ The Ahn Trio came to America from South Korea as children grew up to become pioneers in new music and were named three of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People."ÿ The Ahns have built a unique brand that brought alluring magic and passion into the classical music world.ÿ A Quest for Freedom is their unique combination that explores the ultimate frontier of American spirit; the reasons for migration, the forces that changed their personal lives and their experiences as immigrant artists working together with other immigrant collaborators to build a new vision for an ever evolving culture of ideas that knows no boundaries. The program will consist of Nai-Ni Chen's choreography for some of the most recent works of the Ahn Trio, including Purple Rain by Prince, Space Oddity by David Bowie.ÿ

For additional Company information, visit our website, www.nainichen.org; write to Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, P.O. Box 1121, Fort Lee, NJ 07024; or call (800) 650-0246.

New York City's City Center Studio 4 | 131 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019


January 13, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

elmuseo@SVA:
May Contain Moving Parts
On View January 13 - February 3, 2018
SVA Chelsea Galleries | 601 West 26th Street, NYC

El Museo del Barrio, in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Masters of Fine Arts Department present, in its second iteration, elmuseo@SVA: May Contain Moving Parts. Curated by El Museo's Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, the exhibition features artists of the Caribbean diaspora, many of them SVA alumni, who explore materiality by transforming objects, familiar sounds and images in unexpected ways. The exhibition brings together artists Graciela Cassel, Willie Cole, Franco Frontera, Jon Gomez, Jonas Lara, Arnaldo Morales, Marilyn Narota, Aya Rodríguez-Izumi and Jenny Santos, for the first time. For more info on the artists, click here. 

The exhibition will be on view from Saturday, January 13 to Saturday, February 3, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City. The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. Admission is free and the gallery is easily accessible by wheelchair. For more information, call 212.592.2145. 

SVA Chelsea Galleries | 601 West 26th Street, NYC

 


 

January 11, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Pianist Lisa Hilton to Perform with
JD Allen, Luques Curtis & Rudy Royston
in Celebration of 20th Album Release, Escapism 
Thursday, January 11 @ 8:00pm
Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall


Pianist Lisa Hilton is set to perform Thursday, January 11 at 8:00pm (one set) in celebration of her 20th album release, Escapism. Hilton will be joined by tenor saxophonist JD Allen, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Rudy Royston at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York, NY.

  
Lisa Hilton often settles in at her piano and riffs on everyone from Miles Davis and Horace Silver to The Black Keys and Green Day, until she can find peace within the notes, letting them fill the room and fall where they languish in this glow of calm with a touch of brooding blues. Then this past year, the world changed a bit and finding that calm seemed a little more elusive.

Ticket Informaton: Phone: 212-247-7800 & Web: CarnegieHall.org
 
Weill Recital Hall | Carnegie Hall | 57th Street & 7th Avenue 


 

January 9-10, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

CinéSalon
Tuesday, January 9 through Tuesday, March 6.
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

This awards season, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, presents the new CinéSalon series Best Actress: A César-Winner Showdown, an epic battle of France’s most talented actresses, running Tuesday, January 9 through Tuesday, March 6.

Each week at CinéSalon, FIAF will screen films starring winners of the César for Best Actress—French cinema’s highest accolade. Spanning the César awards from very first Best Actress (Romy Schneider in 1976) to the most recent (Isabelle Huppert in 2017), the series includes international hits (La Môme), cult favorites (L’important c’est d’aimer), and lesser-known gems (One Deadly Summer).

Their fierce, vulnerable, and show-stopping performances each bring unforgettable characters to life. But it’s up to the audience to decide the all-time best. Attendees can vote for their number one César-winner either in person or online through February 13, and join CinéSalon in time for this season’s César and Oscar awards with a red-carpet event on March 6 as the series culminates in a special screening starring the audience’s favorite actress.

Series curated by Pauline Conroy and Delphine Selles-Alvarez. 

Films include:

Free with RSVP!

La Vie en Rose · Marion Cotillard, dir. Olivier Dahan, Tuesday, January 9 at 4 & 7:30pm 
One Deadly Summer · Isabelle Adjani, dir. Jean Becker, Tuesday, January 16 at 4 & 7:30pm
Le petit lieutenant · Nathalie Baye, dir. Xavier Beauvois, Tuesday, January 23 at 4 & 7:30pm
Amour · Emmanuelle Riva, dir. Michael Haneke, Tuesday, January 30 at 4pm
L’important c’est d’aimer · Romy Schneider, dir. Andrzej Zulawski, Tuesday, January 30 at 7:30pm
Three Colors: Blue · Juliette Binoche, dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, Tuesday, February 6 at 4 & 7 :30pm
The Last Metro · Catherine Deneuve, dir. François Truffaut, Tuesday, February 13 at 4pm
Vagabond · Sandrine Bonnaire, dir. Agnès Varda, Tuesday, February 13 at 7:30pm
Elle · Isabelle Huppert, dir. Paul Verhoeven, Tuesday, February 20 at 4 & 7:30pm
Related Event: Classics of French Cinema with Olivier Barrot: Elevator to the Gallows · Jeanne Moreau, dir. Louis Malle, Tuesday, February 27 at 4 & 7:30pm. Olivier Barrot talk at 6:45pm
Special Event: Audience Choice Award Screening: Surprise film to be announced, Tuesday, March 6 at 4 & 7:30pm

Films in French with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.

About CinéSalon
In the spirit of the French ciné-clubs and literary salons, CinéSalon pairs an engaging French film with a social post-screening wine & beer reception. Every 7:30pm screening will be introduced by a high-profile personality in the arts.

CinéSalon is free for all FIAF Members.
For more info visit fiaf.org. 

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) | 22 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022


 

January 8, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
The New Group: Jerry Springer-The Opera
Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim Museum

Prior to the Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer-The Opera, co-creator Richard Thomas (Music, Book, Lyrics; Book & Additional Lyrics by Stewart Lee) and director John Rando discuss the process behind this gleefully profane musical that outrageously celebrates the ritual of public humiliation and redemption. Cast members perform highlights, illuminating the chaos and unrestrained id of our times. 

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

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


January 6, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

January Family Fit Day - PAUSE/PLAY at the 14th Street Y
January 6, 2018 2-6PM
14th Street Y

Downtown Jewish Life and the 14th Street Y present PAUSE/PLAY, an innovative Saturday afternoon of Shabbat programmingÿat the 14thÿStreet Y, 344 E. 14th Street Y, PAUSE/PLAYÿinvites attendees to hit the pause button in their busy lives and experience all that the Downtown Community has to offer. All are welcome in the community, Jewish or not, to join for a day of relaxation and renewal. From family yoga and story time to whiskey tastings and open wim,PAUSE/PLAY feature activities for the whole family. PAUSE/PLAY will also feature a Community Passport that families can decorate each month and bring to each event for access to monthly raffles for deals to 14Y programs and other great prizes.

Y Members: Free; Non-Members Advance Tickets:ÿChildren ($5), Adults ($10), Family Ticket (Up to 5 members $35); Day of Tickets:ÿChildren ($10), Adults ($15), Family Ticket (Up to 5 members $45). Visit http://www.14streety.org/tickets

14th Street Y |344 E. 14thStreet


January 5, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo del Barrio Presents
The 41ST ANNUAL THREE KINGS DAY PARADE
Friday, January 5, 2018 | 11am - 12:30pm
El Barrio | Free Admission

Three Kings Day is almost here! Join us for our annual celebration with live camels, colorful puppets, parrandas, music and dancing throughout El Barrio! Parade begins on 106th St. and Lexington Ave. and ends on 115th St. and Park Ave. Immediately after the Parade, come back to El Museo for more live music and entertainment!

106th St. and Lexington Ave


December 25, 2017


Photo Credit: Mary Blanco

A Very Merry Christmas to All!


 

New York Cool Tip:

Burgundian Christmas - Renaissance in the Low Countries
Monday, December 25, 2 pm* and 5 pm
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Early Music New York - Frederick Renz, Director - presents its annual holiday concert. This year, EM/NY performs sacred and secular Renaissance holiday motets and carols for voices and instruments from the Low Countries (Holland and Flanders), which at that time were part of the Duchy of Burgundy.


Tickets
$40.00 reserved seats (except *$50.00 for December 25 at 2pm)
$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.

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine | Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street
(Dec. 10, 17, 25)


December 16, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Canticum Novum Singers Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 PM
Advent Lutheran Church

The Canticum Novum Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present its Canticum Novum Christmas concert on Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 PM, with James Adams, organ and The Canticum Novum Youth Choir, Edie Rosenbaum, Director at Advent Lutheran Church, 93rd St. and Broadway in Manhattan.

This will be a program of Holiday choral music from across the centuries, with works by Victoria, Praetorius, Britten, Swingle and P.D.Q. Bach, plus traditional carols.

Tickets for the December 16 concert are $25, $20 for students/seniors, available at the door or in advance at https://cvi.yapsody.com/. For more information, call 914-763-3453 or visit http://www.canticumnovum.org/season.html.

Advent Lutheran Church | 93rd St. and Broadway in Manhattan
URL: http://www.canticumnovum.org/season.html


December 15, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

National Chorale Presents
50th presentation of Handel's Messiah Sing-In
FeaturingJoanna Mongiardo, Michael Nansel,
Holly Sorensen, and John Wesley Wright
Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2017-2018 Season at Lincoln Center with the 50th presentation of Handel's Messiah Sing-In on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC.

Join an audience-chorus of almost 3,000 voices under the batons of 17 eminent conductors. Celebrate choral singing and sing in New York's most joyous and popular Holiday Season music event! The performance features Joanna Mongiardo, Michael Nansel, Holly Sorensen, and John Wesley Wright.
 
The 17 conductors from around the country, who will each conduct a movement, are Constance Chase, Hugh Ferguson Floyd, Gregory Hopkins, James John, Thomas Juneau, Deborah Simpkin King, Chris Ludwa, Everett Mccorvey, Vagarshak Ohanyan, Stephen Pagano, John Palatucci, Jennifer Pascual, Vincent Rufino, Kathryn Schneider, Michael Spierman, Jason Tramm and Mark Van Schenkhof.
 
Tickets are $30-100 and are available at www.nationalchorale.com, or by calling (212) 333-5333.

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC.



December 11, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Beyond Broadway: A Broader Perspective on Developing New Musicals
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00pm
Actors Temple Theatre 

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the TRU December Panel -Beyond Broadway: A Broader Perspective on Developing New Musicals on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at Actors Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th Street, NYC.  For more details, visit https://truonline.org/events/understanding-off-broadway/.

Tickets are $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door), contact 212-714-7628; or e-mail  TRUStaff1@gmail.com 

Actors Temple Theatre | 339 W. 47th Street


December 8, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Falu's Karyshma & Nation Beat 
Friday, December 8th - 6:30pm-10PM
Drom 


Falu is a critically-acclaimed vocalist and songwriter who has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Wyclef Jean, Philip Glass, A.R. Rahman and for President Obama. Described by Vogue as "a rare blend of timeless elegance", Falu is an ambassador of Indian music at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Her work has been featured on NPR, FOX, Nat Geo, NY Times, ?and ?Wall Street Journal?.? India's Economic Times has named Falu as one of the 20 most influential Indian women in the world. Falu however is the most proud of being a student of the legendary masters of Indian music Ustad Sultan Khan and Kishori Amonkar.
Karyshma was a band formed by a group of friends while they were ?freshmen at Harvard and MIT. Sandeep Swadia ?is the (undeserving) student of ?the phenomenon called ?Ustad Zakir Hussain, Gaurav Shah learned from Pandit Ronu Majumdar and Ustad Sultan Khan, and Soumya Chatterjee is ?a? rare blend of Indian and western classical music. ?These musicians, songwriters and storytellers ?have grown up to be CEOs and a neuroscientist, but they ?are as obsessed today as when they were ?as freshmen ?to ?wrap the ancient ?musical traditions ?with a fresh, modern context.


Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information or advance purchase visit Dromnyc.com

Drom | 85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009

 


December 6, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts
continues its 2017-18 Early Music series with 
The Tallis Scholars 
Heinrich Isaac at 500
Directed by Peter Phillips 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Church of St. Mary the Virgin

Tallis S2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Netherlandish Renaissance composer Heinrich Isaac, whose career spanned the European continent and encompassed both sacred and secular genres. Though less widely known today than his contemporary Josquin des Prez, his work has nonetheless been massively influential. The Tallis Scholars return to Miller to celebrate the legacies of these prolific composers, performing two of Isaac’s motets alongside selections from Josquin, John Browne, and Nicolas Gombertcholars: Heinrich

Tickets: $40-$55 • Students with valid ID starting at $7 

Church of St. Mary the Virgin | 145 West 46th Street, New York, NY


 

December 2, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts
Continues its 2017-18 Composer Portraits series with 
Chen Yi
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Miller Theatre
 

Featuring
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
David Ludwig, artistic director

Includes an onstage discussion with Chen Yi and David Ludwig  

Tickets: $20-$30 • Students with valid ID: $7-$18 

Miller Theatre | 2960 Broadway at 116th Street


November 30, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Mirian Conti Presents Concert of Solo Piano Music of Grammy© Winning and Academy Award©-Nominated Composer Lalo Schifrin
Thursday, November 30 @ 6:00 PM
The Consulate General of Argentina

This concert celebrates the release of Conti’s CD Lalo Schifrin – Piano Works, a collection of World Premieres released on the Naxos Grand Piano label (GP776), recorded on a Yamaha CFX piano. The event will also include a CD signing.  Works to be presented include a new arrangement of Schifrin’s Mission: Impossible: Main Theme (Version For Piano) (1973/2016); Tango: Main Theme, Tango Del Atardecer (Version For Piano) (1997/2016) ; 3 Pampas (Version For Piano) (2009/2016); Jazz Piano Sonata, Op. 1 (1963/2016), Danza De Los Montes (Version For Piano) (2005/2016); Theme And 10 Variations On An Original Theme (2016); Tango A Borges (Version For Piano) (2005/2016); La Calle Y La Luna (Version For Piano) (2005/2016) and Lullaby For Jack (2016). Sound samples and more about the CD.

The November 30 concert is free, with limited seating; RSVP is advised. Contact auditorium@cnyor.com for reservations.

The Consulate General of Argentina |12 West 56th Street in Manhattan


November 29, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Syria’s Disappeared: Film Screening and Discussion
Public Program United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Wednesday, November 29, 2017. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Even as the Syrian conflict rages, a legal case is being built against President Bashar al-Assad, who is accused of committing crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Through personal testimonies and unprecedented access to Syrian regime documents, the documentary “Syria's Disappeared”, tells the stories of survivors of torture, families of the dead and missing, and regime defectors risking their lives to expose the truth—the torture and murder of civilians on an industrial scale.

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s goals to elevate the voices of victims, empower them to seek justice, and help secure accountability are part of the work of the Ben Ferencz International Justice Initiative in the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.

Ticket Price: Free with Museum of Jewish Heritage admission, Registration recommended
For more information

Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280



 

Another New York Cool Tip:

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER’S
“Modern American Songbook”
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 @ 7PM
New York City Center


ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER’S FIVE-WEEK NEW YORK CITY CENTER SEASON KICKS OFF ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
 
“Modern American Songbook” Opening Night Gala Benefit Honors
Board President Debra Lee with Honorary Chairs Queen Latifah & Janelle Monáe

 
Other Week 1 Highlights Include Victoria World Premiere, Live Music Performances, & More
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29: “MODERN AMERICAN SONGBOOK” OPENING NIGHT GALA BENEFIT
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicks off a five-week holiday season on Wednesday, November 29 with a star-studded gala benefit, including a performance at New York City Center, and dinner-party at the New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom. The gala honors Ailey Board President Debra L. Lee (Chairman and Chief Executive Office of BET Networks) for her commitment to the advancement of arts and culture and her dedication to the organization, which has helped steer Ailey to success since she joined the board in 2002. Honorary chairs for the evening are music and film stars Queen Latifah and Janelle Monáe. Queen Latifah is an actress, singer, songwriter, and producer, and has earned numerous awards, including a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Golden Globe. Singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe, a six-time Grammy nominee, rose to silver screen fame last year in the Academy Award nominated film Hidden Figures and Best Picture winner Moonlight.  

 
Following the performance, prominent figures in the worlds of entertainment, business, philanthropy, and politics will join Artistic Director Robert Battle and company dancers at the gala for dinner and dancing. Expected guests include Carmen de Lavallade, Jillian “Lion Babe” Hervey, Judith Jamison, Sheinelle Jones, Janet Mock, Deborah Roberts, Robin Roberts, and Michael K. Williams. Proceeds support the creation of new works, scholarships to The Ailey School, and Ailey’s educational programs for young people.

Tickets

New York City Center | 131 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019


 

October 17, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

The Royal Flutes - Music from the Court of Louis XIV
Tuesday October 17th. 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
First Church of Christ, Scientist

Early Music New York | Frederick Renz, Director
Presents a New York Early Music Celebration 2017 Event
The Royal Flutes - Music from the Court of Louis XIV

Barthold Kuijken and Immanuel Davis, baroque flutes
with Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba | Donald Livingston, harpsichord

The Belgian and American flute virtuoso colleagues in a duo-recital of 18th-century French transverse flute duets and trio-sonatas by Couperin, Hotteterrere, Marais, Clérambault and more. This event is part of the 2017 New York Early Music Celebration – “The Low Countries: Flanders & Holland.”

Tickets  $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 |10 West 68th Street (at Central Park West)


October 16, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Central Park
Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond Tour
Tuesday October 16th @ 11:00 AM
Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets)


Experience the Park's smallest woodland environment on this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Tickets $15 (Members $10)

Details




October 14, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Vangeline Theater
presents
BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE
One Night Only
October 14, 2017at 8pm
Theater For the New City

Following a critically U.S. and International tour, Vangeline Theater presents BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE (Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata) on October 14, 2017 at 8pm at Theater For the New City, 155 First  Avenue, NYC.

New York Butoh dancer Vangeline conjures the ghosts of two passionate giants - Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Butoh, and composer Ludwig van Beethoven in this hypnotic, electrifying and award-winning solo performance.  80 minutes with a 10 minute intermission.

Tickets are $15 general admission ($12 for students/seniors) and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3056947. 

Theater For the New City | 155 First  Avenue, NYC




October 12, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Thomas Ostermeier (Schaubühne, Berlin)
Thursday, October 12 | 2:00pm Artist Talk
Segal Theatre

Join us for a conversation with Schaubühne Berlin’s influential artistic director Thomas Ostermeier–one of the world’s most thrilling and recognized German theatre-makers of today. With Marvin Carlson and
Frank Hentschker.

Ostermeier began his theatrical career in 1990 acting in Einar Schleef’s Faust project at Berlin University of the Arts. He studied directing at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin and became the assistant of Manfred Karge. After staging the Russian symbolist Alexander Blok at the Ernst Busch Academy, Ostermeier was asked in 1996 to take over the Barracke of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin as the Artistic Director.

Early on in his career Ostermeier rebelled against “decoration” and celebrity culture within theatre – embracing the “intimate and violent” psychological realism prevalent among young British playwrights like Sarah Kane and Mark Ravenhill, whose plays he directed next to the works of young emerging German dramatists, such as Marius von Mayenburg.

Since 1999, at the age of only thirty-two, he has become the Artistic Director of Schaubühne Berlin and since 2005, he has also been Professor for Directing at the Ernst Busch Academy. He is best known for his acclaimed and worldwide touring productions like Hedda Gabler, Hamlet, An Enemy of the People, and RICHARD III. His productions won numerous awards and in 2011 he became the youngest ever recipient of the Golden Lion for his life’s work at the Venice Biennale. In July, he presented the world premiere of Returning to Reims, an urgent reflection on the new world order starring Nina Hoss, adapted from Didier Eribon’s memoirs.

For more information about this event, please click on the Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/events/236350720226278/


Cannot make it? This event will be livestreamed on this page: thesegalcenter.org/home/
FREE + Open to the public
First come, first served  

The Graduate Center, CUNY |  365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street 


October 11, 2017

The American Red Cross Gala
SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:00 p.m. Cocktails | 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program<br>
American Museum of Natural History

Honoring Wells Fargo

The American Red Cross Gala will recognize civic leaders and heroic individuals who embody our humanitarian mission.

For more information, please contact NYCGala@redcross.org

American Museum of Natural History | Central Park West & 79th St.
New York, NY 10024



October 10, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Classics of French Cinema with Oliver Barrot
October 10th at 4PM and 7:30 PM
FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall

As part of Classics of French Cinema with Oliver Barrot, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to present Pierre Étaix’s beloved slapstick masterpiece Yoyo this Tuesday, October 10 at 4 and 7:30pm in FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Madison and Park).

FIAF’s new CinéSalon series Classics of French Cinema with Oliver Barrot takes a fresh look at iconic French films with renowned journalist and TV personality Olivier Barrot. Curated by Barrot, the program features films ripe for rediscovery, from classics to lesser-known gems, spanning genres and decades. Barrot will share his passionate insights at special 30-minute talks at 6:45pm, taking viewers deep into the social and cultural contexts of the day's film—a true French ciné-club experience!

Upcoming films include:

Yoyo, dir. Pierre Étaix, Tuesday, October 10 at 4 & 7:30pm; talk in French with Olivier Barrot at 6:45pm
César and Rosalie, dir. Claude Sautet, Tuesday, December 5 at 4 & 7:30pm; talk in French with Olivier Barrot at 6:45pm

Films in French with English subtitles. 30-minute presentation in French only. These presentations are open to ticketholders of both the 4pm and 7:30pm screenings at no additional cost.

Olivier Barrot will sign copies of his new book United States at receptions after both screenings. Complimentary wine and beer will be served.

FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street (between Madison and Park).


October 9, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
American Ballet Theatre Fall Season Preview
Sunday & Monday, October 8 & 9, 2017 at 7:30pm.
The Guggenheim

For over 75 years, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has been home to the most important figures in classical ballet. Join renowned artists and choreographers from the company for an evening of discussion and dance as highlights of new commissions from the fall 2017 season are performed prior to their premieres.  On Sunday evening, October 8, ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky will discuss his new ballet, while the cast led by Principal Dancers Isabella Boylston and Alban Lendorf perform excerpts from the work.  On Monday evening, October 9, choreographer Benjamin Millepied will present highlights from his fall season premiere performed by Principal Dancers Misty Copeland, Hee Seo, Devon Teuscher, Herman Cornejo, David Hallberg and Cory Stearns. Both evenings will also feature Elegy Pas de Deux from Liam Scarlett's With a Chance of Rain and excerpts from Christopher Wheeldon's Thirteen Diversions.

Both panels are moderated by John Meehan, Professor of Dance at Vassar College. 10/8 panelists: Alexei Ratmansky, Marina Harss, Isabella Boylston, Alban Lendorf

10/9 panelists: Benjamin Millepied, Marina Harss, Gillian Murphy

TICKETS & VENUE
$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

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



October 8, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

ALAIN WILLAUME: VULNERABLE
Curated by François Hébel
Friday, September 15 through Saturday, October 28
FIAF Gallery, 22 East 60th Street (between Park & Madison Avenue)
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 11am–6pm, Saturday 11am–5pm


Opening Reception Thursday, September 14 from 6–8pm
Free and open to the public
French photographer Alain Willaume lives and works in Paris. He began his photography career in 1979. Since 2010, Willaume has been a member of Tendance Floue, a French collective of experimental photographers which received the ICP Publication Infinity Award in 2007 for the book Sommes-nous?, featuring text by Jean Baudrillard. He works outside the traditions of documentary photography to create unusual photos that evoke a ghostly undercurrent in our everyday lives. He was the recipient of a First Prize Sony World Photography Award in 2011, and he received the Kodak Award “Prix de la Critique” in 1979. Alain’s work has been exhibited worldwide. Since 2003, he has also been a guest professor in art schools (Strasbourg and more recently Nancy).

Alain Willaume’s unusual photos evoke a ghostly undercurrent in our everyday lives. In depicting the likes of lone and meditative figures in barren landscapes and dusty roads, he highlights the fractures in the places we call home. Working outside of the mainstream and the traditions of documentary photography, Willaume creates an arresting personal cartography of engaged metaphors and enigmatic imagery. His haunting body of work evokes the lurking violence and vulnerability in the world as well as the human beings who inhabit it. This immersive installation designed by François Hébel for the artist’s US debut invites new perspectives into Willaume’s global body of work.

This is the sixth exhibition of the French Protocol series in the FIAF Gallery, curated by François Hébel.


 

October 7, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

FIAF Crossing the LineDICKIE BEAU: Blackouts (US Premiere)
Co-Presented with Abrons Arts Center
Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7 at 8pm
Sunday, October 8 at 2pm
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)

Dickie Beau has revitalized the tradition of lip synching through distinctive playback performances in which he embodies counter-cultural figures and movie stars alike. Miming to speech and interviews, Beau performs uncanny invocations with the showmanship of a drag artist and the melancholy of a clown. At home on the stages of clubs, theaters, and cabarets, he has received awards including the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award and the London Cabaret Award for Best Alternative Performer.

For his first major US solo show, drag fabulist Dickie Beau conjures the wayward spirits of Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland. Following the siren call of his childhood idols, Dickie ends up in the New York apartment of an octogenarian journalist, listening to the unpublished tapes of an interview conducted just before Monroe’s death in 1962. Using this encounter as the genesis for Blackouts, Dickie merges reality with illusion and his identity with the actresses’ as he breathes electrifying life into Hollywood’s audio artifacts. The result is an ethereal portrait of icons and a reflection on the lingering impressions they’ve left behind.

Tickets: $30

Abrons Arts Center | 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)


October 5, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

The 2017 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL:
A FOUR-DAY SPECTACULAR PRESENTING 70 COMPANIES
FROM NEW YORK & AROUND THE WORLD  
OCTOBER 5 - 8, 2017  
October 5, 7PM GALA
October 6-8, 2017 – Festival Performances
October 8, 2017 – Family Friendly Program
Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter

Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter (29 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201)
On Thursday, October 5, 2017, WHITE WAVE Dance celebrates the 17th Anniversary season of the DUMBO Dance Festival (DDF) with a Gala Opening that heralds the most anticipated four-day festival of contemporary dance in the greater New York City region. Committed to the development in 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.

2017  DDF features 70 contemporary dance troupes combining over 350 artists who will pp align="left"resent solo, chamber, and full-scale works. Dancers from across the United States, and internationally from Switzerland, China, Hungary, Spain, Japan, Korea, and Italy will join the New York’s active dance community to offer the full range of new directions in dance in the 21st century. Dance lovers will experience a veritable cornucopia of the best of contemporary dance.
“This is a festival about opportunities,” says Young Soon Kim, Artistic Director of White Wave Dance “The DUMBO Dance Festival provides an opportunity for over 350 performing artists to showcase their work. Further, it offers New York audiences the chance to participate in one of the most diverse displays of leading-edge choreography at an affordable price.”

The Gala evening will be hosted by a guest celebrity (TBA). We have selected two of our most distinguished supporters to honor the impact they have made in furthering our mission. Their opening remarks will be followed by seven stunning contemporary dance troupes: Iker Karrera (Spain), Oniin Dance Company (NY/Italy), Verlezza Dance (NY), Over soul tanz theater (China), Maddie Hanson (NY), Alicia Mullikin (Washington), WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (NY). Following the show, guests will enjoy a reception with a buffet dinner of exotic Korean cuisine and a fabulous raffle, including wine baskets, “dinner for two” at DUMBO eateries and so much more!

TICKETS: General Admission: $10
GALA Opening Night, October 5th (starts at $100)                     www.whitewavedance.com

More info at 718-855-8822 or wwyskdc@gmail.com

Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter | 29 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn


 

October 1, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

BALLET HISPÁNICO
Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Dance!
"A la Calle" Block Party
Sunday, October 1 at 2pm
Ballet Hispánico's headquarters, The Arnhold Center

Ballet Hispánico will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month fthrough October 15, 2017 with free events, performances, exhibitions and dance lessons for children and adults. Events include a Salsa Extravaganza, an "A la Calle" Block Party, an Instituto Coreográfico dance showing and discussion, and an intimate Tablao flamenco performance at the Ballet Hispánico's headquarters, The Arnhold Center, at 167 W. 89th Street.

This year's Instituto Coreográfico on October 5 at 7 pm will feature the work of acclaimed Spanish choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra. Moderated by Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the program will include a showing by Guerra, as well as a lively discussion with the choreographer and the dancers. https://fs18.formsite.com/BalletHispanico/HHMfree/index.html
On Saturday, October 14 from 8-10 pm, Ballet Hispánico will offer the inaugural performance of the Ballet Hispánico Tablao series. Headlined by internationally celebrated dancer Nelida Tirado, thistwo-hour intimate performance will bring the Flamenco nightclub scene to the intimate Penthouse Studio of Ballet Hispánico.

Tickets are $20 and there will be refreshments. https://fs18.formsite.com/BalletHispanico/Tablao/index.html

Ballet Hispánico | The Arnhold Center | 167 W. 89th Street.



Another New York Cool Tip:

SOPHIE CALLE: Voir la mer (New York Premiere)
Co-presented with Time Square Arts and Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC)
Sunday, October 1 through Tuesday, October 31, nightly from 11:57pm–midnight
On Times Square electronic billboards from 42nd–49th Streets between 7th Avenue and Broadway
Free and open to the public

Since the late 1970’s, Sophie Calle—“France’s foremost conceptual artist” (The New York Times)—has been making provocative and often controversial work that confronts issues in her personal life. She is well-known for her sleuth-like explorations of human relationships, which have led her to follow strangers, and find work as a hotel chambermaid.

Calle’s work has been shown at international venues including the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MoMA (New York), the Guggenheim Museum (New York), The Tate Gallery (London), Crossing the Line Festival 2011, and recently a site-specific installation in Greenwood Cemetery (Brooklyn) for Creative Time.

In Istanbul, a city surrounded by the sea, Sophie Calle met people who had never seen it. For Voir la mer, as Calle describes it, “I took them to the shore of the Black Sea. They came to the water’s edge, separately, eyes lowered, closed, or masked. I was behind them. I asked them to look out to the sea and then to turn back towards me to show me these eyes that had just seen it for the first time.” Magnified on Times Square’s electronic billboards, five of these intimate video portraits silently reveal their emotional response to this evocative experience.


 

September 26, 2017

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September 24, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Opera Dolce presents “Opera Italian Style” 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House 331 East 70th Street New York City (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) 

Opera Dolce, in collaboration with the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s Community Events program, presents an afternoon of Italian operatic music from the celebrated Bel Canto and Verismo periods.  Vocal selections from beloved operas by Verdi, Giordano, Ponchielli and other great Italian composers will be performed by soloists Andrew Costello (Cologne Opera, Carnegie Hall, Zürich Opera) and Pamela Lloyd (Theater an der Wien, Czech State Orchestra, Off-Broadway).  Our singers will be accompanied by renowned pianist Dan Franklin Smith (Stuttgart Philharmonic, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Bruckner Festival Linz). 

Admission is Free and Open to the Public
For more information, visit www.operadolce.org
 
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House | 331 East 70th Street New York City
(between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

 


September 23, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Bala Devi Chandrashekar dances "Karna - Destiny's Child"
Saturday Sept. 23 at 7 PM
Nimoy Thalia Theater/Symphony Space

Bharatanatyam dancer and scholar Bala Devi Chandrashekar will perform her solo "Karna - Destiny's Child," the dramatic story of Karna, one of the most powerful warriors from the great Indian epic Mahabharatha.   In the centuries-old traditional Indian classical dance style Bharatanatyam, with interspersed English narration, the artist tells the story of Karna, his trials, tribulations, and his eventual downfall.  Ms. Chandrashekar has toured worldwide numerous times, and recently returned from performances in England, Spain, Latvia, Hungary, Germany, Singapore and India, where her concert was called "a moving experience" by The Hindu newspaper.

Tickets: $30
Reservations: 212.864.5400 or www.symphonyspace.org

Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre | 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

YY Dance Company
September 16 & 17, 23 & 24 (Saturdays at 8 PM; Sundays at 4 PM)
Peridance Salvatore Capezio Theater|

Dancer/choreographer Yin Yue, born and trained in Shanghai, presents her YY Dance Company in a program of her explosive contemporary works, danced by an ensemble of powerhouse dancers.  Yin has received choreographic commissions and awards from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, BalletX, Springboard Danse Montreal, and more.  Her young company has already performed in the U.s. at Jacob's Pillow, Dancenow at Joe's Pub, the NY International Fringe Festival, and abroad at the Schrit_tmacher in Aachen Germany.

Tickets: $25
Reservations: www.yydancecompany.com

Peridance Salvatore Capezio Theater | 126 East 13th Street, between 3rd & 4th Avenues.


 

September 22, 2017

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September 21, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Madison Smartt Bell
Reading/Discussion
Thursday September 21st. 7PM
McNally Jackson

Madison Smartt Bell will be in conversation with novelist Jessica Anya Blau at McNally Jackson.

For more information visit
http://www.mcnallyjackson.com/event/2017-09

McNally Jackson | 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012


 

September 20, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Daniel Nardicio Presents
DINA MARTINA
Fine Avec Me!
Wednesday September 20th at 8PM
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Hear ye! Hear ye! Dina Martina will be performing her brand new show, FINE AVEC ME!, at BB King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square.

This hysterically funny show - like all of Martina's surreal shows - promises to be an amazing blend of questionable song, pointless dance, unsightly costumes and hilarious video. It is nearly impossible to adequately describe the jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy that is a Dina Martina show - other than that it's a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you'll never forget.

DINA MARTINA has packed venues throughout Seattle as well as New York, Provincetown, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco and London. Martina has shared the bill with acts such as Margaret Cho, Alan Cumming, Justin Vivian Bond and Bridget Everett. She has been awarded two Seattle Times Footlight Awards and The Stranger Genius Award for Theater.

Cross street: between Seventh and Eighth AvesOpening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–2amTransport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq

Price: $25

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill | 237 W 42nd St | New York


September 18, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
The Principles of Uncertainty
by John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman
Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:30pm
Guggenheim Museum

Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalman discuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Following the world premiere at Jacob's Pillow and before the New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score composed, curated, and arranged by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen. 

TICKETS & VENUE
$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
 


 

September 17, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Madison Smartt Bell
Reading/Discussion
Sunday September 17th. 12PM
Brooklyn Book Festival

Madison Smartt Bell will discuss “history repeating itself” with fellow novelists Amelia Gray & Kei Miller at the Brooklyn Book Festival.

For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/events

Various Locations


 

September 16, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College
in collaboration with
Kinesis Project dance theatre
present
TimePiece
September 16 & 17, 2017 at 5:30pm
John Jay College Rooftop Plaza, 860 11th Avenue, NYC

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre, present TimePiece, a performance on the gorgeous rooftop plaza at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC on September 16 & 17, 2017 at 5:30pm.  Tickets are $25 ($20 Early Bird before 8/21, $30 at the door) at https://timepiece-on-the-roof.eventbrite.com.

Kinesis Project dance theatre, led by choreographer Melissa Riker, creates another beautiful and engaging world for the gorgeous rooftop terrace of John Jay College through the CUNY Dance Initiative.

Audiences should expect to move throughout the evening, however there will be seating available for those in need.

Tickets are $25 ($20 Early Bird before 8/21, $30 at the door) at https://timepiece-on-the-roof.eventbrite.com.

John Jay College Rooftop Plaza | 860 11th Avenue, NYC




Another New York Cool Tip:

GlamourTango
September 16 at 7 PM
St. Peter's Church

The elegant GlamourTango, with an all-woman cast of musicians, vocalist, and dancers celebrating Tango from the Rio de la Plata region in South America, and paying tribute to the early women of Tango.   The glamorous cast, hailing from Argentina and Uruguay is: pianist/producer Polly Ferman, vocalist Mariela Marco, musicians Ina Paris, Yael Archer and Iris Ornig, and dancers Karina Romero, Mariana Parma, and Valeria Solomonoff.   Music by Astor Piazzolla, Daniel Binelli,  and other noted tango composers.

Tickets: $20
Reservations: www.glamourtango2.bpt.me

St. Peter's Church | 619 Lexington Avenue - at 54th Street


 

September 14, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Soaking WET dance series
September 14-17
West End Theater

Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, opens its 2017-18 season with four days of dance.   Program A (performed Sept. 14, 15 & 16 at 7 PM) will be shared by Sarah Konner and Austin Selden Dance, and  Doppleganger Dance (directors/dancers are Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson).   Program B (performed Sept. 14, 15 & 16 at 8:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM) will feature Beyond the Bang Group, with performances by 5 couples.

Tickets: $20
Reservations: www.brownpapertickets.com   or  1.800.838.3006West End Theater | 263 West 86th Street
(2nd floor of the Church - stairs in the front of the lobby, elevator in the back




Another New York Cool Tip:

LEIMAY’S XIMENA GARNICA AND SHIGE MORIYA
UNVEIL THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
FRANTIC BEAUTY
FOUR NIGHTS ONLY!
Thursday, Sep 14, 8:00PM
Friday, Sep 15, 8:00PM
Saturday, Sep 16, 8:00PM
Sunday, Sep 17, 6:00PM
BAM FISHER

Ximena and Shige's work is unique and powerful. It feels very ancient and very contemporary – a rare balance. It allows for a freedom of the mind. –  Robert Wilson

Their work is visually stunning and kinetically powerful. - Meredith Monk

The multidisciplinary duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya and the LEIMAY Ensemble return to BAM Fisher with FRANTIC BEAUTY, the newest evening-length work representing the mid-point in their BECOMING pentalogy. Combining the LEIMAY Ensemble’s signature physicality layered over vivid visual landscapes, this world premiere reflects on society’s pursuit of and relationship to beauty. The piece features an original score by Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards). Performances will take place at BAM Fisher / Fishman Space (321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217.) Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/frantic-beauty].

ANCILLARY EVENTS:

Thurs, September 14, following the performance.
Post-show Opening Night Party (including guest performances)
VIP seating for the performance, reception and publication package available at $100.

Reception Tickets: $50 (Tickets for Thursday’s performance sold separately).

Fri, Sep 15, following the performance.
Post-Show Talk: Audience Roundtable
Free for same-day ticket holders

Sat, Sep 16, 6:30PM
Pre-Show Talk: Tracing the Art
Free for same-day ticket holders

Sun, Sep 17, 12:00 PM
LEIMAY LUDUS What a Body Can Do
Tickets: $25.

Sunday, Sep 17, following the performance.
Post-Show Closing Night Toast
Reception Tickets: $10 (Tickets for Sunday’s performance sold separately).

Tickets for all events and signed copies of the publication accompanying the show can be purchased online at http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/frantic-beauty. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/frantic-beauty].

BAM Fisher | Fishman Space (321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217.)

 



September 11, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE PROJECT
Monday September 11, 8:15 am to 8:46 am
Lincoln Center Josie Robertson Plaza (around the fountain)

Jacqulyn Buglisi's moving 9/11 Table of Silence project, a free public performance tribute to 9/11 and prayer for peace and healing, returns to Lincoln Center for the 7th year.   Performed around the Josie Robertson Plaza fountain, the 100+ dancers are led by members of Buglisi Dance Theatre in this dance call to action for peace.  Choreographer Buglisi was inspired to create the breathtaking ceremony after seeing Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta's sculptural installation of 100 ceramic plates that represent a banquet table uniting humanity.   The ceremony begins at 8:15 am and ends precisely at 8:46 am, the time that American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.
free admission - for information call 212.719.3301

Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center | 64th Street and Columbus Avenue


September 10, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

JLF at New York  
Patriot Games: Contextualizing Nationalism
Urvashi Butalia, Bouchra Khalili, Bruce Robbins,
and Eyal Weizman
in conversation with Marie Brenner  
Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 6:30pm
The Museum of Modern Art

Jaipur Literature Festival announces JLF at New York, as part of its ongoing collaboration with MoMA. The event will be held at The Museum of Modern Art, The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1, 11 W. 53rd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), NYC, on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 6:30pm.

This event is by invitation only.  
The event will be live-streamed at https://youtu.be/w4_uzO9JQP0.
Website: www.jaipurliteraturefestival.org.

The Museum of Modern Art | The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1, 11 W. 53rd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

 

September 9, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Mark Morris Dance Center Open House 2017
Saturday, September 9th 9:30AM-5:00PM
Mark Morris Dance Center

Join us for a free sampling of a wide array of programming, including dance, music, and fitness classes for all ages, levels, and abilities; a performance of Mark Morris' Words by Mark Morris Dance Group company members, plus pop up performances throughout the day showcasing our many community partners; and healthy snacks all day long. Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams will kick off our afternoon performances.

“Our dancers, our school, everyone has been so welcomed and supported by the community.  Our Open House is our way of saying thanks. Join us and have fun.” - Mark Morris, MMDG Artistic Director/Choreographer.

FREE Event. For more information visit mmdg.org/openhouse

Mark Morris Dance Center | 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brookyln NY, 22127

 


 

September 7, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Daniel Kane's "Do You have a Band?":
Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City, with Gillian McCain
Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7PM
New York University 

Please join us for a panel discussion and launch event to celebrate the publication of Daniel Kane's "Do You have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City, with Gillian McCain (co-author, Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk) and Marvin Taylor (Head of Special Collections & Fales Library).

New York University | Fales Library & Special Collections 
70 Washington Square South, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10011 


September 6-7, 2017

New York Cool Tip:


Crossing the Line Festival
Ryoji Ikeda’s supercodex [live set]
Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7 at 7pm
The Met’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium.

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are thrilled to kick off the 2017 edition of the Crossing the Line Festival with the New York Premiere of groundbreaking audiovisual artist Ryoji Ikeda’s supercodex [live set] on Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7 at The Met’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium.
 

Renowned for his achingly beautiful minimalism, ultra-spare beats, and mesmerizing audiovisual installations, Ikeda transforms his celebrated 2013 album supercodex into a singular live performance, in which he takes the stage surrounded by mammoth projections of arresting black and white digital imagery.

For more information on FIAF’s 2017 Crossing the Line Festival, visit: crossingtheline.org.

Tickets

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC

 


 

September 4-5, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Announces the World Premiere of
Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin
Falls the Shadow withchoreography by Alejandro Cerrudo
September 4 & 5, 2017 at 8pm and 9:30pm
The Guggenheim Museum

Spearheaded by American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin, with new choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, and projection design by
Dmitrij Simkin, Falls the Shadow is a new 30-minute work made in and for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda. It will feature dancers Daniil Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary and Hubbard Street dancers
Andrew Murdock and Ana Lopez.

In "real-time," their movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the surface of the rotunda to create an immersive experience that meshes technology, music, visuals, fashion, and dance.

In 2017, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, launched a new initiative, commissioning site-specific residencies and performances for the iconic Guggenheim Museum rotunda. Falls the Shadow will be the second Works & Process Rotunda Project and will be the culmination of rotunda residencies spanning five-weeks.

This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program. Limited seating with diminished views available on the rotunda floor.

WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.

TICKETS & VENUE
$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
May 31 - Priority Ticketing for $500+ Friends of Works & Process
June 7 - General Ticketing

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


 

September 3, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Announces the World Premiere of
Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin
Falls the Shadow withchoreography by Alejandro Cerrudo
September 4 & 5, 2017 at 8pm and 9:30pm
The Guggenheim Museum

Spearheaded by American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin, with new choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, and projection design by
Dmitrij Simkin, Falls the Shadow is a new 30-minute work made in and for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda. It will feature dancers Daniil Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary and Hubbard Street dancers
Andrew Murdock and Ana Lopez.

In "real-time," their movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the surface of the rotunda to create an immersive experience that meshes technology, music, visuals, fashion, and dance.

In 2017, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, launched a new initiative, commissioning site-specific residencies and performances for the iconic Guggenheim Museum rotunda. Falls the Shadow will be the second Works & Process Rotunda Project and will be the culmination of rotunda residencies spanning five-weeks.

This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program. Limited seating with diminished views available on the rotunda floor.

WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.

TICKETS & VENUE
$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
May 31 - Priority Ticketing for $500+ Friends of Works & Process
June 7 - General Ticketing

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


 

September 2, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
2017 Fall Show: Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 2, 3, and 4, and Sept. 9 and 10

..is a twice-a-year happening every Memorial Day Weekend and the weekend that follows and every Labor Day Weekend and the weekend that follows that.


The event showcases fine artists and craft artisans from around the New York metropolitan area, the nation and the world. Attendees come from all over and are a cosmopolitan mix, including art lovers, tourists, faculty and students from the area's many schools and professionals such as interior designers.

Our show is a sidewalk show, not a street fair, and has its venue on University Place, starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.  The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza, (aka Bobkin Lane), between NYU's Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library

For more information

 


 

September 1, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

The Drilling Company's
The Tempest
September 1st at 7PM
Bryant Park

The Drilling Company wraps up its Bryant Park summer with Shakespeare's late romance, a jigsaw-puzzle drama whose pieces include a sorcerer’s revenge, young lovers, a shipwreck, a monster, a fairy slave and two regicide plots. The production includes songs by Natalie Smith and Andrew Gombas.

For more information


 

August 31, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Iconic Views of Central Park Tour
Friday September 1, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Dairy Visitor Center, mid-Park between 64th and 65th Street

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes


Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)


 

August 30, 2017

HERVÉ
August 30th @ 7:30 (doors open at 6PM)
Joe's Pub

HERVÉ is an exceptional international discovery. With a singular blended style and global flair, he has connected and made lasting impressions on audiences in the United States, most recently for the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations, and throughout Europe, most notably France, where he has performed at the legendary L’Olympia and La Cigale in Paris.  His music is vibrant and engaging and transcends the alternative music movement with a mix-cultures sensibility.

Tickets $20
There is a 2 drink or $12 food minimum per person at Joe's Pub. 

Joe's Pub | 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003



August 29, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Check out the "Phantom of the Opera" digital lottery for the chance to win two $40 tickets. Or for a surer bet, check out TKTS for half price tickets to a variety of shows.


 

August 28, 2017

New York Cool Tip:


Check out Broadway's Birdland at 315 West 44th Street, New York, NY. Tonight's show is Natalie Douglas Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at 7PM. Birdlandjazz for information.



August 27, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Check out New York Adventure Club for off-beat tours of the city we love.


August 26 - 27th

New York Cool Tip:

Summer Music at The Museum of Modern Art
Summergarden: New Music for New York
Four Sunday Evenings Beginning July 9th
Summer Thursday
Thursday evenings in July and August

MoMA

Live Music Returns to the Sculpture Garden for 2017 with Summergarden and Summer Thursdays

The Museum of Modern Art announces its lineups of live music events in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden for summer 2017. The annual Summergarden: New Music for New York free concert series returns for four Sunday evenings beginning July 9. A tradition since 1971, Summergarden is part of the Museum’s long history of presenting contemporary classical music and jazz. The Museum once again welcomes the collaboration of its programming partners, The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Members of the New Juilliard Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, perform on July 9 and 23, offering two distinctive programs of contemporary compositions that are receiving their New York premieres. Juilliard concerts are performed by members of the New Juilliard Ensemble, which, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, specializes in presenting new music in the most diverse styles from all over the world, and the Verona Quartet, which has just concluded a two-year residency at Juilliard. Jazz at Lincoln Center has selected two jazz groups whose concerts on July 16 (Marquis Hill Project) and July 30 (Patrick Bartley’s Dreamweaver Society) emphasize original works. Each Jazz at Lincoln Center evening features one world premiere.

On Thursday evenings in July and August, the Museum presents Summer Thursdays, a series of musical performances free with Museum admission, organized in collaboration with PopRally, a cross-departmental committee that programs events at the Museum and MoMA PS1. Beginning July 6, the Museum will remain open until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays and present concerts in the Sculpture Garden. The 2017 Summer Thursdays series features performers who cross geographical and stylistic borders in every sense, blending genres as wide-ranging as punk, jazz, Afro-beat, and electro, and claiming cultural influences and heritage from around the globe. They include groups as diverse as ¡Aparato!, Alsarah and the Nubatones, and Banda Magda. The series begins with the “neo-Sufi” sounds of the Pakistan-born Arooj Aftab, and closes with Helado Negro's idiosyncratic fusion of Latin pop and synth-rock. This year, Summer Thursdays performances are presented in conjunction with the digital exhibition Crossing Borders: Immigration and American Culture. The series is also presented in conjunction with Citizens and Borders, a series of projects at MoMA related to works in the collection that offer critical perspectives on histories of migration, territory, and displacement.

Information: MoMA.org

MoMA | 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

 


 

August 25, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

CHIHULY
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Sunday, October 29, 2017
New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx

Breathtaking works of art that dazzle with color, light, and form—by day and night
Artworks by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly are now on view at NYBG in his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years. CHIHULY, presented by Bank of America, showcases more than 20 installations and includes drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career. Set within NYBG’s landmark landscape and buildings, this sensory-filled exhibition is a must-see throughout the changing seasons from spring through fall.

The Garden’s dramatic vistas become living canvases for work created specifically for NYBG, showcasing Chihuly’s signature organic shapes in brilliant colors. Among the singular sights is a monumental reimagination of his storied 1975 Artpark installation: three new works enliven the water features of the Native Plant Garden and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard’s Tropical Pool, reflecting the interplay and movement of color and light.

Special weekend celebrations, films, poetry, and fun-filled art programs for kids offer colorful and imaginative tributes to nature. On CHIHULY Nights, the exhibition is infused with a magical energy as the artworks are spectacularly illuminated amid NYBG’s sweeping vistas and magnificent Conservatory.

Tickets

Directions


 

August 23, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Magnum Photos
May 26, 2017 – Sep 03, 2017
International Center for Photography

This landmark exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of the renowned photo agency Magnum Photos created by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and Chim (David Seymour) in 1947. Tracing the ideas and ideals behind the founding and development of the legendary cooperative, curator Clément Chéroux, formerly photography curator at the Centre Pompidou, now senior curator of photography at SFMOMA, explores the history of the second half of the 20th century through the lens of 75 masters, providing a new and insightful perspective on the contribution of these photographers to our collective visual memory.

Featuring group and individual projects, the exhibition includes over two hundred prints as well as books, magazines, videos, and rarely before seen archival documents. Among many others, it features the work of Christopher Anderson, Jonas Bendiksen, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Cornell and Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour), Raymond Depardon, Bieke Depoorter, Elliott Erwitt, Martine Franck, Leonard Freed, Paul Fusco, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Burt Glinn, Jim Goldberg, Joseph Koudelka, Sergio Larrain, Susan Meiselas, Wayne Miller, Martin Parr, Marc Riboud, Alessandra Sanguinetti, W. Eugene Smith, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins, Dennis Stock, Mikhael Subotzky, and Alex Webb.

The exhibition is a co-production between ICP and Magnum Photos. It is curated by Clément Chéroux, with Clara Bouveresse and ICP Associate Curator Pauline Vermare. The accompanying catalogue is published by Thames & Hudson.

International Center for Photography | 250 Bowery, New York, NY 10012


 

August 22, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Bryant Park Presents New York City Opera:
La Fanciulla del West by Puccini
Tuesday, August 22 at 6pm
Bryant Park

A free preview of Giacomo Puccini's hard-drinking, poker-playing, bona fide Western with an Italian operatic soundtrack.

For the third performance in the ongoing Bryant Park Presents New York City Opera series, New York City Opera is proud to present a free preview of its upcoming production of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West. Based on American playwright David Belasco's The Girl of the Golden West, the opera, set in a mining camp during the California Gold Rush, has been a favorite of New York audiences since its sensational premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 1910. A master of atmospheric setting, Puccini seamlessly incorporated American folk music with his own Italianate lyricism and brilliant orchestration to animate the passion and adventure of this evocative drama.

The concert features preview performances from the stars of City Opera's eagerly anticipated production. Following her critically acclaimed performances in Tosca and La campana sommersa, lead soprano Kristin Sampson returns to the City Opera stage as Minnie, the intrepid, kindhearted owner of the Polka Saloon. Jonathan Burton, whose impassioned portrayals of dramatic tenor roles have elicited rave reviews across the country, makes his City Opera debut as Dick Johnson, the mysterious stranger trying to escape a dishonorable past. American bass Kevin Short makes his debut in the role of the jealous and vengeful Sheriff Jack Rance. Mr. Short's international career includes appearances at the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Zurich Opera, among many others. Ms. Sampson, Mr. Burton, and Mr. Short are joined by pianist Emily Urbanek in a performance of the opera's most memorable moments.

Bryant Park | 42nd & Sixth

 


 

 

August 21, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Today is the day of the solar eclipse. Here are some tips on how to watch the eclipse from the New York Times. No point in saying this to New Yorkers (who always know everything anyway), but don't look directly at the sun.

 


 

August 20, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Check out Smorg Square (the Soho outpost of Brooklyn's Smorgasburg). Located at Hudson Square/Soho/Tribeca on the corner of Varick and Canal Street, this food fair will be open ill be open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m to 9 p.m.

Here's what's cooking:

Big Mozz Sticks
Bon Chovie 
Bona Bona Ice Cream 
Brooklyn Oyster Party
C Bao
Dan & John’s Wings
Destination Dumplings
Duck Season
Dulcinea
Excell's Kingston Eatery
Goa Taco
John's Juice
Lonestar Empire
Lumpia Shack
Lupita’s NYC
Ramen Burger (out Aug. 25-27+Sept. 1-3)
Red Hook Lobster Pound
The Good Batch
Wood Fired Edibles (starting Sept. 1-3)
Wowfulls

Yakisoba NYC (by Rai Rai Ken)

 


 

August 19, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Brooklyn Opera Works presents Echo et Narcisse
August 17 & 19, 2017 at 7:30pm
BMS Playhouse

A rarely heard Baroque gem, Christoph Willibald Gluck's piece is based on the myth of Echo and Narcissus. His interpretation centers on the internal and external challenges that the lovers have to overcome in order to finally join in love's union. Themes of vanity, narcissism, lust, and jealousy are explored playfully, as the wrath of a jealous God, the mischievous arrows of love, and human compassion compete to shape the lovers' fates.
 
Tickets are $10-25 and are available at (718) 638-5660 or www.brooklynmusicschool.org.

BMS Playhouse | 126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY. 




August 18, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

The Champagne Riot
Vintage Fantasy Party (Jazz, Burlesque, Vaudeville, Vintage, Supper Club)
Friday, August 18, 2017
Two shows: 7:30 Doors, 8:00pm Show & 10:00PM Doors, 10:30PM Show
Guadalupe Inn, 1 Knickerbocker Avenue (at Johnson), Bushwick Brooklyn

THE CHAMPAGNE RIOT RETURNS!

The Champagne Riot, NYC's favorite vintage fantasy party, is returning to intimate Brooklyn venue Guadalupe Inn on Friday, August 18th with our patented fizzy-buzzy celebration of jazz, burlesque and vaudeville!

We'll be popping our corks with two separate shows on August 18th with a truly amazing lineup of award-winning burlesque stars, including Sydni Deveraux (Reigning Duchess of Burlesque 2017), Gin Minsky (Most Classic, BHOF 2017), and The Evil Hate Monkey (Best Boylesque Performer, BHOF 2014).

About Guadalupe Inn: Think 40's supper club serving upscale, authentic Mexican and excellent cocktails. We strongly encourage our audience to enjoy pre-show cocktails or dinner at Guadalupe Inn! The dinner menu is available until midnight, so you can also enjoy dinner during the show.

STARRING:

The Golden Glamazon Sydni Devereaux
Classy & Sassy Shimmy-Shaker Pearls Daily
The Prima Primate The Evil Hate Monkey
The Girl With The Unforgettable Curves Jezebel Express
Twenties Tapping Teaser Gin Minksy

Jesse Gelber & The Rounders will keep the tunes sizzling
while emcee extraordinaire Dandy Wellington keeps yours corks popping all night long!

Dress to Impress: August is the steamiest month, so let's keep things easy, breezy and beautiful. Wear vintage style that can keep you cool while we get you hot (and hey, a little skin never killed anyone.) Dress up and the world laughs with you... dress down, and you cry alone!

Cost: $20/ADV, $25/DOOR

www.thechampagneriot.com
Tickets

Guadalupe Inn | 1 Knickerbocker Avenue (at Johnson), Bushwick Brooklyn



August 16, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Battery Dance
Presents
The 36th Annual
BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL
in association with Battery Park City Authority
August 13-19, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Battery Park

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 13-18, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 19, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm at
The Schimmel Center at Pace University. For more information, visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/. Tickets for August 19 will be available beginning 8/1.

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City


August 10, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Doug Varone and Dancers
DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program Showcase
Featuring 12 new works-in-progress
August 10 - 12, 2017 at 7:30pm
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will once again present the DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program Showcase from Thursday, August 10 - Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:30pm at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center,280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers), NYC.


DEVICES showcases 12 original works (in process), developed under the mentorship of Doug Varone, by a diverse group of emerging artists, all at varied points in their careers. The evenings will feature works by Jee Ahn, Jennifer Boissiere, Rodney Brown, Alison Cook-Beatty, Doug Gillespie, Ilana Goldman, Charlotte Griffin, Carolyn Hoehner, Susan Koper, Teddy Tedholm, Morgan Teel, and Nichele Van Portfleet.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 at the door, and will be available at https://gibneydance.org/performance/.

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center | 280 Broadway
(Entrance at 53A Chambers), NYC.



July 30, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

"The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is in the Kindle Lending Library.

The Big Apple Posse Trilogy, written by Wendy R Williams and illustrated by Sophie Escabasse, is a series of action adventure novels that follow a group of tweens and their expanding band of travelers as they are first trapped in New York City after a terror attack and then are forced to flee from the terrorists who are determined that the posse not live to testify. The posse is forced to "hit the road" - first hiding in New Orleans where they are immersed in the world of voodoo and music. Then, after the terrorists find them in New Orleans, they travel cross country to Los Angeles.

The books asks the question: Can anyone truly disappear in a digital age when to find someone, all you have to do is go to the internet and search? And where everything anyone does anywhere is recorded by satellite and available through Google Earth.

The "Trilogy" is comprised of three books (all of which are for sale individually at Amazon.com:

"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York"
"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans"
"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles"

"Solange's Song," the young adult sequel to the "Big Apple Posse" books, was published in January of 2014.




Another New York Cool Tip:

13TH ANNUAL CHEFS DINNER
SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
HAYGROUND SCHOOL

HAYGROUND SCHOOL and JEFF’S KITCHEN celebrate their 13TH ANNUAL CHEFS DINNER on SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017 at the HAYGROUND SCHOOL (151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, NY). chefs TOM COLLICCHIO and ÉRIC RIPERT along with TONI ROSS (Nick & Toni’s and a Hayground founder) host the farm-to-table benefit dinner honoring BILL TELEPAN (Executive Chef Oceana and Wellness in the Schools) and TINKA D. TOPPING (Hayground Founding Member). The Chefs Dinner is the best meal in the Hamptons and the perfect evening for the modern food cognoscenti.

13 important chefs will participate. CLAUDIA FLEMING, ROGER MARTINEZ, MARC MEYER, CHRISTIAN MIR, GARRISON PRICE, JOE REALMUTO, HILLARY STERLING, and JASON WEINER prepare the five-course dinner using local ingredients, some of which come straight from the Edible Schoolyard located on Hayground’s own 13 acres of farmland.

Chef TREVOR SWOPE is providing crudo and a ceviche station. JOSH CAPON is serving oysters donated by Fishers Island Oyster. MICHAEL CAVANIOLA is providing cheeses from his namesake gourmet cheese shop. ARJUN ACHUTHAN will be creating something special in the Hayground wood-fired oven (last year he served Clams Casino). LESLIE MERINOFF MATCHBOOK DISTILLING COMPANY is mixing gin cocktails and INDIE WINERIES provides the bubbly.

The evening is strictly limited to 150 guests and always sells out. A live auction will include a tasting menu and wine pairing by chef Éric Ripert at Le Bernardin.

The Chefs Dinner Committee includes TONI ROSS (Chair Emeritus), ELAINE DIGIACOMO (Co-chair), ALMOND ZIGMUND (Co-chair), ERICA-LYNN HUBERTY, SCOTT O'NEIL, PERRY BURNS, CRAIG WOOD, CHRISTIAN TROY, CINDI CRAIN, and JAMISON WILSON.

The Chefs Dinner Advisory Committee includes KARINE BAHKOUM, JOSH
CAPON, EMILY CHU, LESLIE CLOSE, TOM COLICCHIO, KIMBERLY COOPER, BRAIN HALWEIL, TONY HITCHCOCK, RON KAPLAN, VICTORIA MUNROE, JOSEPH REALMUTO, SUSAN RINGO, ÉRIC RIPERT, SANDRA RIPERT, CLIFFORD ROSS, and LORI SILVERBUSH.

Dinner Tickets are $1,200 and can be purchased on Hayground’s website

HAYGROUND SCHOOL |151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, NY

 


 

July 29, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Mozilla Announces Film Screening
About Society’s Relationship With The Internet
Saturday, July 29
8:00 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Films Begin
10:30 PM: Post-Screening Discussion with Filmmakers
11:00 PM: After-party sponsored by Corona Extra, Tanqueray, Freixenet, DeLeón Tequila, and Fever-Tree Tonic
The Courtyard of Industry City
Address: 274 36th Street (Sunset Park, Brooklyn)

Partnering with Rooftop Films at Industry City, films include Joseph Gordon Levitt’s “Too Much Information,” “Project X,” “Harvest,” as well as the New York Premiere of “I Know You From Somewhere.”

Mozilla, the non-profit behind the Firefox browser, is excited to support Rooftop Films in bringing a memorable evening of film and discussion to The Courtyard of Industry City, in beautiful Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, July 29 starting at 8 PM ET. As a part of Rooftop Films Annual Summer Series, hitRECord will premiere a film produced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt about staying safe online.

Mozilla believes the Internet is the most fantastically fun, awe-inspiring place we’ve ever built together. It’s where we explore new territory, build innovative products and services, swap stories, get inspired, and find our way in the world. It was built with the intention that everyone is welcome.
Right now, however, we’re at a tipping point. Big corporations want to privatize our largest public resource. Fake news and filter bubbles are making it harder for us to find our way. Online bullies are silencing inspired voices. And our desire to explore is hampered by threats to our safety and privacy.
“The Internet is a vast, vibrant ecosystem,” said Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, Mozilla’s Chief Marketing Officer. “But like any ecosystem, it’s also fragile. If we want the Internet to thrive as a diverse, open and safe place where all voices are welcome, it’s going to take committed citizens standing tall to protect it. Mozilla is proud to support the artists and filmmakers who are raising awareness for Internet health through creativity and storytelling.”

Dan Nuxoll, Program Director at Rooftop Films said, “In such a pivotal year for the Internet, we are excited to be working with Mozilla in support of films that highlight with such great detail our relationship with the web. As a non-profit, we are thrilled to be collaborating with another non-profit in support of consumer education and awareness about issues that matter most.”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor and filmmaker said, "Mozilla is really a great organization, it’s all about keeping the Internet free, open and neutral — ideas very near and dear to my heart. I was flattered when Mozilla knocked on hitRECord’s door and asked us to collaborate."

Join us as we explore, through short films, what’s helping and what’s hurting the Web. We are calling the event, “Net Positive: Internet Health Shorts.” People can register now to secure a spot.
Featured Films:
Harvest - Kevin Byrnes
Hyper Reality - Keiichi Matsuda
I Know You From Somewhere - Andrew Fitzgerald
It Should Be Easy - Ben Meinhardt
Lovestreams - Sean Buckelew
Project X - Henrik Moltke and Laura Poitras
Too Much Information - Joseph Gordon Levitt & hitRECord
Price of Certainty - Daniele Anastasion
Pizza Surveillance - Micah Laaker




July 27, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

In Persistence of Memory
July 27 & 28, 2016 at 7pm
John Jay College Rooftop Plaza

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre present IN PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY, a lush outdoor performance shaped specifically for the gorgeous rooftop plaza at John Jay College, 860 11th Avenue, NYC on July 27 and 28, 2016 at 7pm.

The performance utilizes beautiful, fierce, expansive, playful and gestural movement to pursue the imperfection of memory. Through the choreography of bodies, image, space and sound on the open-air rooftop terrace, the dance unfolds before the audience. Riker has created a full experience with live music, vibrant costumes by designer Asa Thornton and hundreds of feet of fabric cut by visual artist Celeste Cooning. Tickets are $25 online at http://kinesisproject.eventbrite.com/?aff=MT, or $30 at the door.

John Jay College Rooftop Plaza|860 11th Avenue
(between 58th & 59th Streets)


 

July 26, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Uptown Bounce
July 19 & 26 | August 2 & 9 | 6 - 9pm
FREE ADMISSION
El Museo Del Barrio

Uptown is 'bouncing' this summer! Join El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York for our annual series of FREE summer block parties. Uptown está de fiesta este verano! Acompaña a El Museo del Barrio y el Museo de la Ciudad de Nueva York para nuestra serie anual de fiestas veraniegas al aire libre.

UPTOWN BOUNCE:
HECHO EN EL BARRIO
Wednesday, July 26, 6-9pm
RSVP here!

El Barrio comes alive at El Museo del Barrio! Inspired by our neighborhood, visitors will be invited to create a community mural. DJ Geko Jones will be on deck spinning' tropical bass' beats.

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


July 24, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

The Jewish Museum Presents
Stettheimer Summer Mondays
Fun-Filled Drop-In Art Workshops for Families
July 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 1 pm to 4 pm
The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum will present Stettheimer Summer Mondays, a fun-filled drop-in art workshop for families on July 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Inspired by works on view in the current exhibition, Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry, these workshops are geared towards children age 3 and up and are FREE with museum admission.

Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information regarding family programs at the Jewish Museum visit thejewishmuseum.org/families. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.

STETTHEIMER SUMMER MONDAYS SCHEDULE

July 10: Use a variety of mixed media and found objects to create colorful scenes inspired by Florine Stettheimer's whimsical paintings.

July 17: Create playful figures using model magic clay, fabric, buttons, and more, drawing from Florine Stettheimer's sculptural creations for the theater.

July 24: Paint portraits of family or imaginative figures inspired by the characters in Florine Stettheimer's paintings.

July 31: Illustrate stories using watercolor crayons within unique accordion books based on the striking images found in Florine Stettheimer's artwork.

The first major U.S. exhibition in over 20 years focused on artist Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944) is on view at the Jewish Museum through September 24, 2017. Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry showcases over 50 paintings and drawings in addition to costume and theater designs, photographs, and ephemera, offering a timely reconsideration of this influential American painter with a sharp satirical wit, placing her centrally in the modern dialogue of high and mass culture.

Hours: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11 am to 5:45 pm; Thursday, 11 am to 8 pm; and Friday, 11 am to 4 pm.

Admission: $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5 pm to 8 pm. Free on Saturdays.

Information: The public may call 212.423.3200 or visit TheJewishMuseum.org.

The Jewish Museum | 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City

 


June 23, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Music for the Black Madonna with Alessandra Belloni, Steve Gorn, and ensemble
Friday June 23 at 7 PM
Open Center


Alessandra Belloni, famed singer/percussionist/authority on traditional Southern Italian music and traditions, joined by master bansuri flautist Steve Gorn and ensemble of musicians and dancers, presents Music for the Black Madonna, a program of healing chants, dances and drumming inspired by ancient Souther Italian spiritual teachings that honor the Black Madonna. This unique presentation is also a celebration of the Summer Solstice.

Tickets: $28-$33

Reservations: 212.219.2527 or www.opencenter.org

Open Center | 22 East 30th Street (just east of Fifth Avenue)


Another New York Cool Tip:

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY
Presents
The New York Premiere of
CROSSCURRENT
Thu June 22 , Fri. June 23 and Sat June 24 7:30pm
Martha Graham Studio Theater

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present the New York Premiere of Ms. Chen's CrossCurrent, a collection of new works created on her journey as an immigrant artist attempting to reconcile the two cultures inside her, one she was born into, the other she chose to join. Performances: June 22-24, 2017 at 7:30pm at Martha Graham Studio Theater on the penthouse level, 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014.

Dancers: Greta Campo, Antonio Cangiano, Alessio Crognale, Candace Jarvis, Hannah Jew, Jerard Palazo, Bo Pang, Patrick Piras
Costumes: Anna-Alisa Belous
Lighting Designer: Yi-Chung Chen
Visual Artist: Jayanthi Moorthy

Tickets: $30; $15 for students/seniors/children 12 & under
Reservations: 800-650-0246 or www.nainichen.org/NYSeason

Martha Graham Studio Theater Penthouse Level | 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014


 

June 20, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
June 19-25 – multiple events each day
Abrons Arts Center

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF)
2017 will take place June 19 through 25, with multiple events each day, at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street in Manhattan

NYCEMF 2017 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world. The festival will include presentations of surround-sound music in up to sixteen channels, works involving new and customized electronic music instruments, works combining musical instruments and voices with electronic sounds, video and multimedia works, and audio and video installations.

More than 200 composers from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia will be presented, representing the full international range of electroacoustic music, including works by Americans David Taddie, Mikel Kuehn, Brian Belet, Mark Phillips, Stephen David Beck, Christopher Hopkins, Jeffrey Stolet, Mari Simoni, Mark Ainger and Eric Chasalow, and from outside the U.S., Joao Pedro Oliveira, Tom Williams, Clemens von Reusner, Gerald Eckert, Kari Vakeva, Ragnar Grippe, Gustavo Adolfo Delgado and Giorgio Nottoli.

Performers will include C4 Choral Ensemble, Brian Mountford, conductor, Patti Cudd, percussionist, Keith Kirchoff, piano, Joan Marti-Frasquier, baritone saxophone, Esther Lamneck, clarinet and tarogato and Madeleine Shapiro, cellist.

Video artists presented will include Wilfried Jentzsch, Nancy Bogen, Sylvia Pengilly, Mark Zaki, Michael Rhoades and Jeffrey Hass.

See a complete list of programs at http://www.nycemf.net/2017-festival/. Tickets for the 2017 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival events at Abrons Arts Center are $20 ($15 students and seniors) per concert, and $35 ($30 students and seniors) for a day pass (all concerts on one day), available at 212-352-3101 or http://www.abronsartscenter.org/on-stage/shows/nycemf-2017/. A festival pass for all concerts is $180. For more information call Abrons Arts Center at 212-598-0400.

For public transit information, visit
http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/tripplanner.aspx.
All NYCEMF concerts are ADA accessible.

Abrons Arts Center | 466 Grand Street in New York, NY
URL: http://www.nycemf.org/

 


 

June 18, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
June 14 – 18, 2017
Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater

Artistic Director Robert Battle announces a variety of exciting happenings in connection with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center season at the David H. Koch Theater June 14 – 18. In addition to three diverse programs featuring recent favorites and the company premiere of Battle’s Mass, the season will include an array of uplifting activities for all ages, the return of acclaimed dancer Clifton Brown, and a special Ailey Spirit Gala performance of Moonlight x Ailey.

The engagement opens on Wednesday, June 14 with a FREE Jazz Dance Class on the Josie Robertson Plaza at 6pm. Ailey Extension instructor Jeffrey Bynum will teach a heart-pumping outdoor class for all ages and levels, sure to get participants excited for the jazz-infused Musical Inspirations performance at 7:30pm (see page 2 for programming details). This public event also kicks off NYC Dance Week (June 15 – 24), a citywide celebration during which Ailey Extension will offer three FREE dance and fitness classes each day for new students.

Tickets starting at $25 are on sale now

Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater | 20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY (Columbus Avenue at 63rd Street)
(212) 496-0600 / www.davidhkochtheater.com





June 17, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Ustad Irshad Khan and Ustad Wajahat Khan
Saturday, June 17th, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
The Met, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

World-renowned brothers and musical masters Irshad Khan and Wajahat Khan are the scions of a centuries-old musical dynasty, guardians of the purity and integrity of great Indian classical genres. Presented in collaboration with World Music Institute, this concert will be a special duet of sitar and sarod along with Nitin Mitta on tabla.

Tickets: $65-$75. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-3750.

The Met | 1000 Fifth Avenue
(and 82nd St)


 

June 11, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

MIRO MAGLOIRE'S NEW CHAMBER BALLET
June 10 at 8 PM and June 11 at 7 PM
City Center Studio 5

Choreographer Miro Magloire presents his ensemble of dancers and musicians in a premiere set to John Cage's "Cheap Imitation," along with repertory works to Mozart, Luciano Berio, and contemporary composers Richard Carrick and Beat Furrer. All music is performed live by the company's exceptional musicians Melody Fader, piano, and Doori Na, violin.

Tickets: $29; $16 for students/seniors
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com

City Center Studio 5 | 130 West 56 St., (between 6th & 7th Avenues)


 

June 6, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Unveiling
Tats Cru, paints the façade of Casita Maria
June 7th, 5:30 PM
Painting June 5th - 6th
Casita Maria

Come watch the mural kings, Tats Cru, paint the façade of Casita Maria with empowering imagery of Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez’s La Borinqueña, the first Puerto Rican female super hero June 5-6 and on the 7th at 5:30 PM Miranda-Rodriguez will be in front of Casita Maria for a comic book signing.

Free & Open to Public

Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education
928 Simpson Street|6th Floor
Bronx, NY 10459
casitamaria.org




June 5, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

VALENTINA KOZLOVA INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION
June 6-10
Symphony Space

The 7th Annual Valentina Kozlova Ballet Competition, rewarding excellence in both classical and modern dance, returns to Symphony Space June 6-10. With semi-finals already being held in Argentina and Russia, New York will see more Rounds, the Finals, and then presentation of the Awards concluding with a Gala Performance in which there will be a guest appearance by Les Ballets de Trockadero, and an award to Arthur Mitchell for his major contributions to the world of dance over the years. The remarkable jury will be led by Andris Liepa, and includes Julio Bocca, Charles Jude, Nina Ananiashvili, and Nikolai Tsiskaridze, and other internationally known dance figures from around the world. Entrants number more than 100 and hail from around the globe, from Russia to Ireland to Brazil. Ballet Rounds for Youth, Student, Junior, and Senior entrants take place Tuesday (starts at 11:30 AM) and, Wednesday (starts at 12 noon); Thursday is Contemporary Dance and Choreography Day and starts at 4 PM; Friday are Finals for all age categories (starts at 2:30 PM), and on Saturday at 6 PM winners of medals, scholarships and company contracts will be announced, followed by the Performance/Award to Arthur Mitchell at 7 PM. For a detailed schedule please visit www.vkibc.org

Tickets for Tues/Wed/Thur are $10; For Friday $12; for Saturday $40; $25 for seniors and children
Reservations: 212-864-5400 or www.symphonyspace.org

Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway , NYC (at 95th Street)


 

June 2, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Tadashi Suzuki
Artist Talk + 4 Screenings
Tuesday, May 30
The Seagal Theatre

The Segal Center welcomes legendary Japanese theatre artist Tadashi Suzuki on perhaps his last visit to the United States. Suzuki (born 1939 in Shimizu) is a theatre director, writer, and philosopher working out of Toga, Toyama, Japan. He is the founder and director of the Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT), and organizer of Japan’s first international theatre festival (Toga Festival).

With director Anne Bogart, Suzuki co-founded the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in Saratoga Springs, New York. He is the creator of the Suzuki Method of Actor Training.

In conversation with Kameron Steele (editor and translator of Tadashi Suzuki’s Culture Is the Body, TCG 2015) and Frank Hentschker.

Event Schedule
11:30am Screening: Special Feature Program on SCOT and Toga (2015) 20 min.
12:00pm Artist Talk: Tadashi Suzuki, Kameron Steele, Frank Hentschker
2:00pm Screening: Interview with Tadashi Suzuki (2015) 15 min.
2:15pm Screening: Suzuki’s production of Chekhov’s Ivanov (2004) 80 min.
3:45pm Screening: Documentary on Suzuki’s Taiwan production of La Dame aux Camélias (2011) 56 min.

Tadashi Suzuki will present his 2016 Theatre Olympics version of his 1986 signature work, The Trojan Women, in a rare performance at Skidmore College in upstate New York as part of Transformation through Training: Symposium on the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, May 31 – June 3 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Please visit www.siti.org/symposium2017 for more information.
Questions? Contact SITI at symposium@siti.org.

All events are FREE and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

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
www.theSegalCenter.org Info: 212-817-1860



Another New York Cool Tip:

Downtown Jewish Life presents
INTO THE NIGHT
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 7pm
The 14th Street Y

Downtown Jewish Life presents INTO THE NIGHT: a contemporary spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot, hosted by The 14th Street Y on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 7:00pm onward (into the night) at 344 East 14th Street, New York City.

The Tikkun is a night-long journey through culture in the vein of the many vernal "White Nights" of European traditions. The event will feature conversation and ritual led by artists, musicians, shamans, teachers, scholars, and rabbis. Downtown synagogues and community organizations will lead sessions and workshop design to provoke philosophical discussion with attendees from all backgrounds.

From dance, music and poetry to mixology, text study, sacred chanting, events during the night will provide an environment of thought, culture, creativity, and an extension past one's daily life. While learning deep INTO THE NIGHT we will explore and challenge the notion of Jewish Ritual in inspiring new ways.

The "We the People" Track offers an engaging and revealing look at the issues facing audiences today through an anarchic knitting circle, a civil action / call postcard-making station, monologues by Flux Theater on immigrations issues, and a reading and workshop on the Constitution.

More than 20 downtown community partners, theater and dance companies, Argentinean Visual Artists, and French Theater Director, Astrid Bas, plus Frank London and Nadav Lev will join in the fourth-annual night-time journey through conversation, culture, and ritual.

Admission is free and there will be programs for all levels of observance. A photo ID is required for entry. Advance RSVP is recommended. For more information and to reserve a spot, please visit http://www.14streety.org/IntoTheNight.

A full schedule of participants and program can be found below and online at www.14streety.org/IntoTheNight.

14th Street Y | 344 East 14th Street


May 18, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

FOOTPRINTS -
Third Annual
Modern Dance Festival
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7pm
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7pm
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and The West Side YMCA Community Arts Department present the third annual FOOTPRINTS: A Modern Dance Festival, May 18-20, 2017 at 7 PM, at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 5 West 63rd St.

This annual dance festival celebrates innovative works of contemporary dance from diverse new and established voices in NYC dance.

FOOTPRINTS 2017 will feature the following works:
Grimm | Choreography by Danielle Kipnis, Nazmo Dance Collective
In Transit | Choreography by Ashley McQueen, Smashworks Dance Collective
Movers | Choreography by Megan Paradowski & Lil Arnonff, The Mill
Looking Glass | Choreography by Caitlin Parish
Infinite Reflection | Choreography by Cecly Placneti, Six Degrees Dance
Refuge | Choreography by Amanda Selwyn, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre
The Rise of Otherness | Choreography by Elizabeth Shea, Elizabeth Shea Dance
The Empowered Women | Choreography by Alana Urda, Amalgamate Dance Company

Performances will take place Thursday, May 18, 2017 through Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7 PM in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd St, NY, 10023. There will be a reception following the Saturday night performance. Tickets are priced at $17 for general public and $12 for Student/Child and YMCA NYC Members. To purchase tickets, visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/970348.

Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater | 5 West 63rd St.


 

May 15, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

BALLET HISPÁNICO
Announces
2017 Carnaval Gala
Celebrating Trailblazing Latina Leaders
RITA MORENO
Legendary Actress and EGOT Winner
With the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award
and
NINA VACA
Chairman and CEO, Pinnacle Group
With the Nuestra Inspiración Award
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:30pm
The Plaza Hotel


Ballet Hispánico announced today it will be honoring Puerto Rican legendary actress and EGOT winner Rita Moreno with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award and Ecuadorian-American Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca with the Nuestra Inspiración Award at its annual Carnaval Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Cocktails begin at 6:30pm and dinner and dancing commence at 7:30pm. Proceeds, which last year totaled just over $1.1 million, benefit the creation of new Company works, scholarships in the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance, and community arts education programs.

The event is headed by Gala Chairs Jody Gottfried Arnhold, Richard Feldman, Kate Lear and David Pérez.

Attire for the event is festive black tie. To purchase tickets, a table, a journal advertisement, or for more information, please contact Felicia Mayo at (212) 362-6710, x 44 or efmayo@ballethispanico.org.

For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org. Follow Ballet Hispánicoon Facebook,Instagram and Twitter.

Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom | 768 Fifth Avenue


 

May 13, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Canticum Novum Singers Presents 6 Bach Motets
Saturday, May 13 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 PM
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church

The Canticum Novum Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present the 6 Bach Motets on Saturday, May 13 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 PM, with James Kennerley, organ at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Avenue in Manhattan. Tickets for the May 13 concert are $25, $20 for students, available from http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2564138. Tickets for the May 21 concert are also $25, $20 for students, available from http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2564140.

St. Ignatius of Antioch Church | 552 West End Avenue in Manhattan



April 26, 2017

New York Cool Tip:
Babes in Toyland
With Music by Victor Herbert and Libretto by Glen MacDonough
Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, and Christopher Fitzgerald
with MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's
Ted Sperling, Conductor
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7pm
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature the MasterVoices chorus, Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, and Christopher Fitzgerald, with Orchestra of St. Luke's.

Babes in Toyland tickets ($20-$150) are available at Carnegie Hall (carnegiehall.org | CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800 | Box Office at 57th and Seventh).MasterVoices Members are entitled to ticket discounts. For tickets and more information, visit mastervoices.org.

Carnegie Hall | 57th and Seventh


 

April 23, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
New York City Ballet: Music at the Ballet with Andrew Litton
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents New York City Ballet's Music Director Andrew Litton, a longtime conductor of symphony orchestras around the world who recently added ballet orchestra maestro to his achievements with his appointment at NYCB. Litton will share his unique perspective on the similarities and differences between these two experiences, and will illuminate the intricacies of NYCB's vast musical repertory prior to the Company's upcoming Here/Now Festival, featuring 43 ballets created for NYCB since 1988, which will take place from April 25 through May 21 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

Other participants will include Moderator Ted Wiprud, the Vice President of Education at the New York Philharmonic, NYCB Orchestra Co-Concertmaster Kurt Nikkanen, NYCB Solo Pianist Susan Walters, and dancers of the New York City Ballet.

Tickets & Venue
$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process. $10 Student Rush Tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID).
Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M-F, 1-5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


Another New York Cool Tip:

American Lyric Theater and The Morgan Library & Museum
Present
ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert
Excerpts from JFK, After the Storm, Steal a Pencil for Me,
and The Copper Queen
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3pm
The Morgan Library & Museum

Featuring Jessica Jones, Caroline Worra, Heather Johnson, Laura Krumm, Spencer Viator, Gideon Dabi, and Joseph Lattanzi,
with music director Djordje Nesic

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and The Morgan Library & Museum present ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3pm at The Morgan Library & Museum in the Gilder Lehrman Hall, 225 Madison Avenue, NYC.

Tickets are $25 ($20 for members of the Morgan) and are available at 212-685-0008, ext.560 or http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=24379&pid=8293573.

This concert celebrates the success of prominent alumni of American Lyric Theater's innovative Composer Librettist Development Program. Excerpts from recently premiered operas and works in development, will be featured on the program:

The Morgan Library & Museum in the Gilder Lehrman Hall | 225 Madison Avenue, NYC.



April 21, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Ballet Hispánico 2017 New York Season
April 18-23, 2017
Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
The Joyce Theater

Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to the Joyce Theater with a program of all-female choreographers from April 18-23, 2017. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at Joyce.org. The engagement features the world premiere of Michelle Manzanales’s Con Brazos Abiertos, an exploration of iconic Mexican symbols that Manzanales was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas; Línea Recta by Belgian-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, a work pairing the hallmark passion of flamenco dance with highly inventive and intricate partnering, performed in collaboration with flamenco guitarist Eric Vaarzon Morel; and 3. Catorce Dieciséis by Tania Pérez-Salas, one of the leading voices of Mexican contemporary dance, which draws inspiration from the number Pi to reflect on the circularity of the human condition. “Our Joyce program this year showcases the talents of three exciting Latina choreographic voices,” said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispanico. “Ballet Hispánico’s commitment to presenting diverse perspectives has never been stronger or more necessary.”

Tickets start at $10 call (212) 242-0800 or visit http://joyce.org/field_collection_item/1101

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




April 20, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Vangeline Theater
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Butoh for Waste Prevention:
Reducing Coffee Trash in New York
April 20-22, 2017 at 8pm
Triskelion Arts

Triskelion Arts, in association with Vangeline Theater, presentsWake Up and Smell the Coffee - Butoh for Waste Prevention: Reducing Coffee Trash in New York at Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222)from April 20-22, 2017 at 8pm.

Vangeline Theater seeks to increase environmental awareness in New York and nationally, resulting in a positive impact on our ecosystem. As a key component of this initiative, Vangeline Theater will remount an evening-length Butoh performance piece, for a total of three performances, and the final show will coincide with Earth Day on April 22, 2017.

Tickets are $16 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triskelion-arts-presents-vangeline-theater-tickets-30044256179.


Triskelion Arts | 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222


Another New York Cool Tip:

Anne Akiko Meyers: Fantasia – An Evening of Fantasy
Thursday April 20th. 7:30pm
92nd Street Y

One of the world’s most celebrated violinists, and one of classical music’s most successful and original recording artists, Anne Akiko Meyers possesses a rare ability to connect instantly with audiences. Ms. Meyers brings originality to 92Y in a program that revels in the fantastical. Alongside exuberant music by Beethoven & Ravel are evocative new works written especially for Ms. Meyers, including one of the late Einojuhani Rautavaara’s final works & Jakub Ciupinski's The Wreck of the Umbria, for solo violin and taped electronic accompaniment. Ms. Meyers is joined by Akira Eguchi on piano.

Tickets $25-50. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.92y.org/event/fantasia-evening-of-fantasy

92nd Street Y | 1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128


 

April 17, 2017

New York Cool Tip:

Performance Space 122: Past and Future
with Vallejo Gantner, Mark Russell, and Jenny Schlenzka
6:30pm conversation
Monday, April 17
The Segal Theatre

Join us for an evening with former and present Executive Artistic Directors of PS122: Vallejo Gantner, Mark Russell, and Jenny Schlenzka. They will discuss past, present, and future of PS122, one of the most influential theatre and performance spaces in the Americas.

Performance Space 122 began in 1980, emerging from a city struggling with high rates of poverty, crime, racial strife, and drugs, as well as the deaths of many vital artists and thinkers caught up in the AIDS epidemic. Together with AIDS Service Center NYC, Mabou Mines, and Painting Space 122, PS122 transformed an abandoned public school in the heart of a low-rise immigrant neighborhood into a multi-use community and cultural center.

FREE + Open to the public
First come, first served

The Graduate Center, CUNY | 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street



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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
i

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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