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November 16, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

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

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

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

New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Newark NJ

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Another New York Cool Tip:

Interpretations: Bun Ching Lam & Tana Quartet
November 16, 2018, 8pm
Roulette

Tana Quartet and Baritone Thomas Buckner, interpreting works by Bun Ching Lam, will headline the third concert of the 2018-2019 Thirtieth  Interpretations Series on *Friday, November 16th at 8pm at Roulette. The Interpretations Series is dedicated to nurturing the relationship of composers with the growing community of new music virtuoso performers. *Note that this concert is being held on a Friday, exceptionally from the other series concerts, held on Thursdays. Chinese-American composer Bun Ching Lam presents music for string quartet: L’air du Temps (1991), and Conversation with My Soul (2015-16), for baritone voice with quartet featuring baritone Thomas Buckner, to a text by Lebanese-American poet and painter Etel Adnan (New York Premiere). As part of their first US tour, the Paris-based Tana Quartet will also present works from their recent repertoire, including Slapsticks by Spanish composer Voro Garcia, Substance by Berlin-based French composer Raphael Cendo, Solliloques by British composer Edwin Hillier, and Shadows by French composer Yann  Robin.

Tickets, available online at www.interpretations.info, range from $15 for Seniors, Students, and Roulette Members to $20 for General Admission. Ticket link

Roulette | 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn,

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November 15, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Accenti, Fioretti, Passaggi - The Renaissance Virtuoso
Thursday, November 15 at 8 pm
Holy Trinity Church

ARTEK presents the first of two Art of the Early Keyboard concerts in 2018-2019 with this program featuring Director Gwendolyn Toth on Holy Trinity's fabulous historical copy organ. ARTEK has invited three young performers: Christina Kay, soprano; Nathaniel Cox, cornetto; and Liza Malamut, sacbut, to join director Toth in music from the 16th and 17th centuries displaying the art of Renaissance ornamentation. Music by Josquin, Isaac, da Rore, and others. Performed from the organ loft at Holy Trinity.

Tickets:
VIP Balcony seating (with up close view of the artists):
   $40/$30 (Seniors/under 25)
Floor seating: $20 regular, $10 (Seniors/under 25)

For more information or advance ticket purchase, visit:
https://www.gemsny.org/events/artek

Holy Trinity Church | Central Park West and 65th Street
Upper West Side, NYC

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New York Cool Tip:

En Plein dans l'Oeil
Wed, Nov 14 at 7pm
Lycée Français de New York

Discover and experience the legendary works of French silent film director Georges Méliès through music in En plein dans l'oeil, a film and concert directed by composer/scenographer Jean-François Alcoléa and produced by Alcoléa & cie. 

Tickets

Lycée Français de New York
505 East 75th St 

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Another New York Cool Tip:

CHUS BURÉS AT EL MUSEO
November 14 - 18, 3:00 - 5:00pm  
El Museo

Spanish designer Chus Burés is partnering with El Museo to commemorate NYC Jewelry Week 2018 and introduce his newly launched New York-based jewelry brand CHUS X CHUS at our gift shop, La Tienda. 

El Museo del Barrio welcomes visitors to meet the designer and learn about his inspiration and wearable works of art. All events will be held at La Tienda

FREE ADMISSION | To RSVP, click here.
http://www.elmuseo.org/event/chus-bures-art-design/

El Museo | 1230 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10029 212.831.7272

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November 13, 2018

El Museo
Entre reality and ficción: en conversation with Liliana Porter
Wednesday, November 14
6:00 - 8:00pm
El Museo

Artist Liliana Porter discusses her on view exhibition with Inés Katzenstein from MoMA, and Shelley Rice from NYU. Exploring such themes as the play on time and memory, fiction and reality, they will address the complex philosophical and social themes underlying Porter's distinct practice.

TICKETS:
FREE. To RSVP, click here.

El Museo | 1230 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10029 212.831.7272

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New York Cool Tip:

El Museo
BUENOS NOCHES: Guided Tour of Exhibitions 
Tuesday, November 13 6:30 - 8:30pm
El Museo

Join us for wine and snacks followed by a tour of our fall exhibitions, led by El Museo curator, Susanna Temkin. Reception from 6:30 to 7:00pm, immediately followed by the tour.

TICKETS:
Free for El Museo members
To RSVP, click here. 

$10 for guests and non-members
To RSVP, click here.

El Museo | 1230 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10029 212.831.7272

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Another New York Cool Tip:

CINÉSALON • Pascal Greggory: Unsung Eros
Fidelity
La fidélité
Tue, Nov 13 at 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Andrzej Zulawski’s contemporary adaptation of Madame de La Fayette’s classic novel La Princesse de Clèves is as wild as it is heartfelt, mixing action sequences, a timely critique of tabloid media, and a love story inspired by the end of the director’s own relationship with the film’s leading lady Sophie Marceau. Pascal Greggory is brilliantly cast against type as the kind but bumbling publisher who seduces her.

In French with English subtitles

Ticket Information
Free for Members

FIAF Florence Gould Hall | 22 East 60th

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November 12, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Japanese Playwrights Project
Monday&Tuesday, November 12 & 13
Readings + Discussions
Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY

After the success of the first edition of the Japanese Playwrights Project (JPP) in 2007 once again the Segal Center brings some of the brightest, most innovative, and most engaging emerging playwrights from Japan to New York to develop their pieces through translation into English and public readings of the work. The Japan Playwrights Project plays an important role in introducing contemporary writing and dramaturgy from Japan to the US.

In 2018, the Japanese Playwrights Project is proud to present:

A Question of Faeries by Satoko Ichihara
Favonia’s Fruitless Fable by Satoko Ichihara
Isla, Isla, Isla! by Yudai Kamisato
Avidya - Hot Spring Junkies in Hell Valley by Kuro Tanino
Sokonaizu by Jun Tsutsui

Monday, Nov 12
2:00pm Favonia’s Fruitless Fable (毛美子不毛話) | written by Satoko Ichihara | directed by
Kristine Haruna Lee | translated by Aya Ogawa

5:00pm Sokonaizu (ソコナイ図) | written by Jun Tsutsui | directed by Soraya Broukhim | translated by Tomoyuki Arai

7:00pm Avidya - Hot Spring Junkies in Hell Valley | written by Kuro Tanino | directed by
Mallory Catlett | translated by Mari Boyd

Tuesday, November 13
4:00pm Isla, Isla, Isla! (イスラ!イスラ!イスラ!) | written by Yudai Kamisato | directed by
Sarah Hughes, performed by Tony Torn | translated by Aya Ogawa

7:00pm A Question of Faeries (妖精の問題) | written and directed by Satoko Ichihara | performed by Kyoko Takenaka with English subtitles by Aya Ogawa

FREE + Open to the public
First come, first served

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

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November 11, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

THE EDUCATION OF AL CAPONE AS IF TOLD BY JIMMY DURANTE
November 9-25 (Previews begin November 2)
PREVIEW PERFORMANCES $10
Friday November 2
8 PM
Saturday November 3
4 & 8 PM
Sunday November 4
4 PM
OPENING NIGHT
Friday November 9
8 PM
$30
Sunday November 11
4 PM
$20
Friday November 16
8 PM
$20
Saturday November 17
4 & 8 PM
$20
Sunday November 18
4 & 8 PM
$20
Friday November 23
8 PM
$20
Saturday November 24
4 & 8 PM
$20
Sunday November 25
4 PM
$20
SIDESHOWS BY THE SEASHORE, CONEY ISLAND USA

FUNHOUSE PHILOSOPHERS, the resident experimental theater company at CONEY ISLAND USA presents….THE EDUCATION OF AL CAPONE AS IF TOLD BY JIMMY DURANTE - Written & Directed by CIUSA Founder and Artistic Director Dick D. Zigun

A Brechtian Cabaret with a LIVE JAZZ BAND circa 1918 that “samples” vaudeville comedian and singer Jimmy Durante’s songs & routines, changing the words to bring you teenager Al Capone getting the scars that earned his nickname “Scarface”. Performed 3 blocks from the spot of Al Capone’s knife fight 100 years ago in Coney Island.

Audience will interact with performers as if patrons of Coney Island’s HARVARD INN a dive bar and gangster hangout circa 1918. Food fights, fist fights, even a few murders take place in the audience. The audience is also welcome to get up and dance and to drink beer and eat pasta.
Featuring:
Rob Romeo (Twisted Circus) as Jimmy Durante
Will Thomae as Al Capone
Nikos Brisco As Frankie Yale
Natalie Michael as Clara Bow
Robert Aloi as Frank Gallucio
Rita Posillico as Lena Gallucio
At: Sideshows by the Seashorw, Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn

WARM BEER AND LOUSY PASTA SERVED DURING SHOWS $5

THE ÉDUCATION OF AL CAPONE AS IF TOLD BY JIMMY DURANTE is a project of FUNHOUSE PHILOSOPHERS the resident experimental theater company at CONEY ISLAND USA funded in part by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

All of the above guaranteed 100% true.
 
More information: ConeyIsland.com

SIDESHOWS BY THE SEASHORE, CONEY ISLAND USA | 3008 W 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224

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November 9-10, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

LUCIA MICARELLI
Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 8:00pm
Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture

A violin virtuoso, LUCIA MICARELLI is recognized throughout the world for being a featured soloist with Josh Groban, Chris Botti, Jethro Tull, and for her starring role on the acclaimed HBO series “Treme.”  She performs classical, jazz, and Americana with “dazzling skills and a Mona Lisa smile” (The Washington Post).

Tickets $36 – $66 (plus fees) available at Ticketfly.com and 877-987-6487

Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture | 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West

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Another New York Cool Tip:

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 7:30pm
The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway at 60th Street


Join five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER for two intimate nights as she celebrates her acclaimed 30-year recording career by performing songs from her newest album, “Sometimes Just the Sky” featuring new interpretations of her most beloved songs.

Tickets $85 (plus fees) are available by phone at CenterCharge, 212-721-6500, online at jazz.org and in person at Box Office.

The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall | Broadway at 60th Street

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November 8, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

The Magnificent Peony Dreams: Yin Mei Installation Performance + Artist TalkThursday, November 8
6:30pm Installation Performance and Panel
+
2:00pm Screenings
Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street 

FREE + Open to the public
First come, first served  

Join us for a day exploring the works and vision of Yin Mei, Chinese-American choreographer, performer, director, and professor of Dance at Queens College, CUNY in conversation with visiting scholars and professors from China as part of the exchange partnership between Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA, China), the Theatre Department at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

Employing Chinese energy, direction, and spatial principles as a means for creating dance within the rubric of contemporary dance theater, Yin Mei aims to make visible the inner world that lies beneath the surface of everyday life—a parallel world beyond material purposes and goals, filled with mystery. As part of a generation of artists growing up and performing during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Yin Mei exposes in her works how personal memories, tattooed images of rage, harmony, solemnity and quiet silence exude an ethereal and illusory mood.

Starting at 6:30pm, the evening will include an installation performance with Yin Mei, pianist Bill Buchman, and dancers Huiwang Zhang and Guanglei Hui, followed by an artist talk by Yin Mei and a panel with, Marvin Carlson, Peter Eckersall, Yong Fei, Kaiqi Hu, Zhenlin Li and more TBC.

Screenings:
2:00pm
Seven Sages of Bamboo Grove | Kwai Tsing Theatre, Hong Kong | 2012 | 100mins
Empty Tradition/City of Peonies | The Asia Society, NY | 1998 | 15mins
4:00pm
Nixon in China (excerpt) | Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris | 2012 | 11mins
Cursive | The Vision Festival, NY | 2006 | 6mins
/Asunder | Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, NY | 2001 | 13mins
4:30pm
DIS/oriented: Antonioni in China | The Asia Society, NY | 2013 | 30mins   

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

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November 7, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

New Plaza Cinema: The Great Buster (LNT)
November 6, 2018 at 2pm
$15 and up; $11 and up Member; $12 and up Senior
www.symphonyspace.org

New Plaza Cinema: The Wife (LNT)
November 6, 2018 at 4:30pm
$15 and up; $11 and up Member; $12 and up Senior
www.symphonyspace.org

Symphony Space | Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre | 2537 Broadway at 95th St.

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November 6, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

New Plaza Cinema: The Great Buster (LNT)
November 6, 2018 at 2pm
$15 and up; $11 and up Member; $12 and up Senior
www.symphonyspace.org

New Plaza Cinema: The Wife (LNT)
November 6, 2018 at 4:30pm
$15 and up; $11 and up Member; $12 and up Senior
www.symphonyspace.org


Symphony Space | Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre | 2537 Broadway at 95th St.

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November 5, 2018

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November 4, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Parthenia Viol Consort Presents Music with Her Silver Sound
Special Guests New World Recorders
Sunday, November 4 at 4:00 PM
Corpus Christi Church

Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, will be in concert on Sunday, November 4 at 4:00 PM, performing Music with Her Silver Sound at Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street in Manhattan.

Parthenia Viol Consort and special guests New World Recorders (Gwyn Roberts, Héloïse Degrugillier, Rainer Beckmann and Tricia van Oers) offer canzonas, ricercars, fantasias, motets and polychoral masterpieces from Italy and England by William Byrd, Peter Phillips, John Ward, Thomas Simpson, Thomas Tomkins, Henry Purcell, Andrea Gabrieli, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giovanni Priuli, Giovanni Battista Grillo, and Adrian Willaert. The program was named "Music with Her Silver Sound," a line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, to describe the sweet sound of the viol consort blending with the dulcet tones of the recorders. The audience will delight in the sound of two consorts alone and together playing this music spanning two centuries.

Tickets are $25 reserved seating, $10 with a partially obstructed view.
For more information, call 212-866-0468 or visit http://www.gemsny.org/events/parthenia .

Corpus Christi Church | 529 West 121st Street in Manhattan
URL: http://www.gemsny.org/events/parthenia


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November 3, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Waiting for Godot
November 2-13, 2018
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

Pre-performance discussion with Garry Hynes and Robert Marx on Saturday, November 3rd at 6:15PM

In addition, Fordham University Offers Free Symposium with Leading Beckett Scholars on 11/6 3 at 6:15 pm

A fresh and insightfully comic interpretation of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot from Ireland’s Druid theater company and Tony Award–winning director Garry Hynes

This year’s 2018 White Light Festival will run from October 16 through November 18. The multidisciplinary festival will feature events presented in six venues across the city, including world, U.S., and New York premieres. The ninth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and the communal impulse as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries.

Ireland’s inestimable Druid theater company and Tony Award–winning director Garry Hynes present Samuel Beckett’s irreverent existentialist masterpiece Waiting for Godot. In this refreshing reimagining infused with slapstick comedy, Druid’s award-winning production joins the festival for a 14-performance run, in the culmination of a well-received international tour.

Tickets for the 2018 White Light Festival are available online at WhiteLightFestival.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen or Alice Tully Hall Box Office (Broadway and 65th Street).
A pre-performance discussion with director Garry Hynes and Robert Marx will take place on Saturday, November 3 at 6:15 pm.
Live audio description, designed for guests who are blind or have low vision to fully experience visual elements of the production, are available for performances on Monday, November 5 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 pm. Guests can access audio description at any seat in the house. To reserve receivers, contact access@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5375.
In addition, on Tuesday, November 6 starting at 1:15 pm, Fordham University presents a free symposium on Waiting for Godot, featuring Garry Hynes and members of the cast as well as leading Beckett scholars. Details are available at http://fordhamenglish.com/news1/2018/10/26/symposium-waiting-for-godot.

Details on the full White Light Festival lineup may be found at WhiteLightFestival.org.

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

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November 2, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

THE EDUCATION OF AL CAPONE AS IF TOLD BY JIMMY DURANTE
November 9-25 (Previews begin November 2)
PREVIEW PERFORMANCES $10
Friday November 2
8 PM
Saturday November 3
4 & 8 PM
Sunday November 4
4 PM
OPENING NIGHT
Friday November 9
8 PM
$30
Sunday November 11
4 PM
$20
Friday November 16
8 PM
$20
Saturday November 17
4 & 8 PM
$20
Sunday November 18
4 & 8 PM
$20
Friday November 23
8 PM
$20
Saturday November 24
4 & 8 PM
$20
Sunday November 25
4 PM
$20
SIDESHOWS BY THE SEASHORE, CONEY ISLAND USA

FUNHOUSE PHILOSOPHERS, the resident experimental theater company at CONEY ISLAND USA presents….THE EDUCATION OF AL CAPONE AS IF TOLD BY JIMMY DURANTE - Written & Directed by CIUSA Founder and Artistic Director Dick D. Zigun

A Brechtian Cabaret with a LIVE JAZZ BAND circa 1918 that “samples” vaudeville comedian and singer Jimmy Durante’s songs & routines, changing the words to bring you teenager Al Capone getting the scars that earned his nickname “Scarface”. Performed 3 blocks from the spot of Al Capone’s knife fight 100 years ago in Coney Island.

Audience will interact with performers as if patrons of Coney Island’s HARVARD INN a dive bar and gangster hangout circa 1918. Food fights, fist fights, even a few murders take place in the audience. The audience is also welcome to get up and dance and to drink beer and eat pasta.
Featuring:
Rob Romeo (Twisted Circus) as Jimmy Durante
Will Thomae as Al Capone
Nikos Brisco As Frankie Yale
Natalie Michael as Clara Bow
Robert Aloi as Frank Gallucio
Rita Posillico as Lena Gallucio
At: Sideshows by the Seashorw, Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn

WARM BEER AND LOUSY PASTA SERVED DURING SHOWS $5

THE ÉDUCATION OF AL CAPONE AS IF TOLD BY JIMMY DURANTE is a project of FUNHOUSE PHILOSOPHERS the resident experimental theater company at CONEY ISLAND USA funded in part by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

All of the above guaranteed 100% true.
 
More information: ConeyIsland.com

SIDESHOWS BY THE SEASHORE, CONEY ISLAND USA | 3008 W 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224

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November 1, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents
A Dorrance Dance Rotunda Project Revival
November 1, 2018
9:30 - 10:15 am - Demonstration for 250 students in theater
10:30 - 11:15 am - Performance for 500 students in rotunda
11:30 am - 12:15 pm - Demonstration for 250 students in theater
The Guggenheim

Works & Process will present a Dorrance Dance Rotunda Project Revival with two free special demonstrations and a performance for middle and high school students on November 1, 2018.
 

The work, a site-specific commission made in and for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda of the Guggenheim which the New York Times hailed as a "revelatory dance experience," features percussive dance and transforms the iconic space into a giant musical instrument. After its premiere in 2017, Dance Magazine called the work "genius... funny yet breathtaking, endlessly entertaining but compositionally brilliant," and the work was selected as a Best of Dance by the New York Times for 2017. The piece is 40 minutes long, highly engaging, and immersive, making use of the architecture and acoustics of the rotunda through cross-genre percussive movement.
 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
 
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October 31, 2018


2015 Village Halloween Parade
Photo Credit Wendy R Williams

Happy Halloween and Boo from New York Cool! Let's get those brooms out and ride!

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October 30, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

EVOLUTION of RESOLUTION
Frank Bradfield
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 30, 6-8pm
Ivy Brown Gallery

Frank Bradfield’s first solo art show in New York City is an exploration into the evolution of man. Evolution is nature’s answer for survival. Evolution is nature’s way of resolution. Resolution is sudden and born of human intervention. The results of human intervention and the possibilities of what might evolve within species is the central theme that Mr. Bradfield has captured in his works. As Marty Stouffer, renowned wildlife spokesperson said, “Nature can turn a songbird into a hunter”.
 
Evolution is happening all around the world today. Due to human intervention, species of all populations have migrated out of their natural habitats into new environments and adaptations have occurred as a result.  African Rock and Burmese pythons are now found thriving in the Florida Everglades. European wild hogs and African warthogs now dominate areas of Texas.  As the earth continues to be disrupted, indigenous creatures must adapt to their new surroundings or perish.
 
“Evolution is very hard not to notice; the thought of scales having evolved into feathers on the legs of a turkey excites me, consequently can you imagine a 20 foot T-Rex with feathers?” – Frank Bradfield

Ivy Brown Gallery | 675 Hudson St 4th fl
Gallery hours: By appointment
Contact: PH: 212-925-1111


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Another New York Cool Tip:

NEW PLAZA CINEMA CONTINUES FILM PROGRAMMING COLLABORATION WITH SYMPHONY SPACE / THALIA 
Series of Four New and Recent Arthouse Films
Oct 30-Nov 23
SYMPHONY SPACE / THALIA 

New Plaza Cinema, a group of upper west side art film enthusiasts dedicated to carrying on the spirit of Lincoln Plaza Cinema and its founders, Dan and Toby Talbot, has announced a new series of film programs for November in collaboration with Symphony Space at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at 2537 Broadway (95th St.)    

Four new and recent arthouse films will be screened on selected dates
during October 30- November 23.  They are: 

The Waldheim Waltz (Oct 30, Nov 4 & 11) - A documentary investigation (and 2018 Austrian Oscar submission) of the controversial life of Kurt Waldheim, UN Secretary General elected Austria's president in the mid 80s despite allegations of Nazi allegiance during his youth, charges still being debated and as relevant as ever.  

The Wife (Nov 4-6, Nov 11 & 13-14) - A neglected wife (Glenn Close in a powerhouse, awards-contending performance) begins to question her life choices while en route to join her novelist husband (Jonathan Pryce) who's about to receive the Nobel Prize.  These will be the first upper west side screenings for this acclaimed drama.  

The Great Buster - (Oct 30, Nov 6)  Legendary director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon) pays tribute to Buster Keaton, with a special focus on his film classics of the 1920s, including Sherlock Jr, The General, Steamboat Bill Jr and glorious others.   

Shoah: Four Sisters- (Nov 14, 16 & 20, Nov 27-29)  Using previously unseen footage compiled for his monumental documentary Shoah, filmmaker Claude Lanzmann in his final years completed this four-part film devoted to interviews of a quartet of women from four different areas of Eastern Europe each finding herself improbably alive after World War II's shattering end.   A 2017 New York Film Festival Selection.   

Two of the American independent films screened in New Plaza Cinema's late summer presentations at Symphony Space --Madeline's Madeline and First Reformed--this week each received multiple Gotham Awards nominations, including 'Best Film.' 

Advance tickets are now on sale at www.symphonyspace.org.  For further information about New Plaza Cinema and its ongoing efforts to locate a site for a new, year-round art house cinema on the upper west side please consult www.newplazacinema.com  

Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre | 2537 Broadway (95th St.)    

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October 29, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Martina Arroyo Foundation 2018 Gala  
Honoring Simon Estes and Rufus Wainwright  
Maestro Anton Coppola to receive
The Michel Maurel Award for 
Lifetime Achievement  
Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:30pm
JW Marriott Essex House - Grand Salon

The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 14th Annual Gala, a celebration of Prelude to Performance, Role Class and Outreach Programs, will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 beginning 6:30pm in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House,160 Central Park South, NYC.
 
The gala will honor Simon Estes, Metropolitan Opera Bass-Baritone; Rufus Wainwright, Singer, Songwriter and Composer; and Maestro Anton Coppola, Conductor and Composer will be presented with The Michel Maurel Award for Lifetime Achievement.
 
Dinner will be held at 7:30pm with award presentations and a silent auction, followed by dessert and a special performance by Prelude to Performance Young Artists. The event is black tie optional.
 
The mission of the Martina Arroyo Foundation is to prepare and counsel young singers in the interpretation of complete operatic roles for public performance. The Foundation guides each singer in the preparation of an entire operatic role through a formal educational process that includes the background of the drama, the historical perspective, the psychological motivation of each character, and language proficiency.
 
For tickets for the Gala or more information about the work of the Foundation, please call (212) 315-9190, e-mail info@martinaarroyofdn.org, or visit www.martinaarroyofdn.org.

JW Marriot Essex House | 160 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019


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October 28, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
WORKS & PROCESS DANCE COMMISSION PREVIEW
Caleb Teicher & Co with Conrad Tao: More Forever
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim


Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a dance commission preview, Caleb Teicher & Co with Conrad Tao: More Forever on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7:30pm.
 
Caleb Teicher & Company have teamed up with Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Conrad Tao to create their first evening-length work, More Forever, to premiere in January 2019 at Works & Process. On a stage filled with a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance traditions such as vernacular jazz, tap, and Lindy Hop, set to Tao's new contemporary score for piano and electronics.
 
More Forever will premiere at Works & Process at the Guggenheim on January 6 and 7, 2019.
 
Music for More Forever is commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.
 
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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October 27, 2018

New York Cool Tip:
Morton Gould/ASCAP Young Composer Award Recipients
and 80th Birthday Celebrations Concert -
New York Virtuoso Singers’ First Concert of 2018-19 Season
Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 PM
Advent Lutheran Church


The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present Morton Gould/ASCAP Young Composer Award Recipients and 80th Birthday Celebrations Concert, the first event of their 2018-19 concert season on Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 PM at Advent Lutheran Church, Broadway at 93rd St. New York, NY.   These recent ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award winners are Natalie Dietterich, Chen Yihan, Wang Lu, Simon Frisch and Nina Shekhar.  NYVS will also celebrate the 80th birthdays in 2018 of William Bolcom, John Corigliano, John Harbison, the late Katherine Hoover, Joan Tower, and Charles Wuorinen with performances of their music. 
 
Maestro Rosenbaum will host a pre-concert discussion with the composers at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25, with discounts for seniors and students, available at
https://cvi.yapsody.com/event/index/261206/morton-gouldascap-young-composer-award.


Advent Lutheran Church | Broadway at 93rd St. New York, NY

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October 26, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

THE OPENING NIGHT OF TEFAF NEW YORK FALL 2018
October 26, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Park Avenue Armory in New York City

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) will host the third annual Opening Night of TEFAF New York Fall, chaired by Nina Carbone, Jennifer Oken, Fiona Druckenmiller, Brent NealeWilson, Helena Martinez, and Caryn Zucker. The event is generously underwritten by Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller and sponsored by Natura Bissé and Etro. The Opening Night offers The Society’s members and New York’s most notable collectors, philanthropists and leaders in fashion and design an exclusive preview of the fair’s sensational pieces before it opens to the public the following day. Opening Night tickets will be available for purchase at www.society.mskcc.org/tefaf, or by calling 212.639.7972.

Proceeds from The Opening Night will benefit The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s patient care, research, and education programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Chairs: Nina Carbone
Jennifer Oken
Fiona Druckenmiller
Brent Neale Winston
Helena Martinez
Caryn Zucker

Information: Ali Warlich The Society of MSK
warlicha@mskcc.org | 212.639.7972

Website: www.thesocietyofmskcc.org

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

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Another New York Cool Tip:

Amass
Friday, October 26, 2018
7:30 p.m.
City College Center for the Arts- Aaron Davis Hall

Dancer-choreographer Marielis Garcia and collaborative dance company MG DanceArts bring Amass to City College Center for the Arts on Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. Amass, an interactive, multidisciplinary performance featuring three dancers, music, and visual art by Caleb Nussear, was inspired by the current political tension in the United States. Born out of political strife, the piece is designed to help people with vastly different experiences reconnect as human beings through dance. As spectators become a part of the performance, notions of the individual, the group, the past and the future will be tested and explored. Through Amass audience members will ponder the question: Can distinct individuals work together to “amass” a truly collective group? Amass is presented at City College Center for the Arts as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI).

Tickets: $20 general, $10 students and seniors with ID. For details and tickets, visit www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org or call (212)650-6900.

City College Center for the Arts- Aaron Davis Hall | 129 Convent Avenue (at W. 135th Street)

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October 24, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

NEWFEST ANNOUNCES OPENING NIGHT FILM “1985”
The Moving Black-And-White Drama To Open The Fest On October 24th
Newfest Runs October 24th - 30th

For more information newfest.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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October 22, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Vegard Vinge (Norway) + Ida Müller (Germany)
Monday, October 22
10:00am Screenings + 6:30pm Artist Talk
Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to the public
First come, first served
 The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street 

The Segal Center is honored to welcome the notorious Norwegian/German theatre duo Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller in their first visit to the U.S. Throughout the last decade, Vinge and Müller have managed to scandalize European audiences through gothic somberness and seemingly naïve aesthetics. They often indulge in transgressive improvisation, body fluids, violence, masks, and excessive make-up to create a new and ironically monstrous Total-Work-of-Art.

Evening event will feature Fiction/Fetish, an introduction by Andrew Friedman, followed by a discussion with Vegard Vinge & Ida Müller moderated by Frank Hentschker.

All day Ibsen-Saga screenings:
A Dollshouse / Ibsen (2006, 90m)
Ghosts / Ibsen (2007, 90m)
Wildduck / Ibsen (2010, 60m)
John Gabriel Borkman / Ibsen (2012, 90m)
Nationaltheater Reinickendorf + Masterbuilder Solness / Ibsen (2012

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

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October 21, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

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

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

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

For Information and Tickets

FIAF | 22 EAST 60TH STREET NYC

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October 19-20, 2018

New York ool Tip:

JOIN US AT GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY TONIGHT (AND TOMORROW!) FOR
"NIGHTFALL: A MOONLIT EXPLORATION

As night falls across Green-Wood, step through the iconic Gothic Arch and into an unforgettable experience of ethereal sights and sounds—Nightfall: A Moonlit Exploration.

Guided by thousands of flickering candles, you’ll wander along the Cemetery’s winding paths and have chance encounters with musicians, moving images, performance artists, and storytellers. It all takes place against the stunning backdrop of one of New York City’s most historic and storied landscapes, lit by the light of the silvery moon both tonight, October 19th, and tomorrow, October 20th!

Rooftop Films members receive a special $10 discount on admission to either date. In addition, with your membership, you'll be given other discounts from partner organizations, off-season special event invites, and access to the full 2019 Summer Series. All starting at just $40!

Act fast, as an incredibly limited amount of Nightfall tickets remain

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October 18, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance
Open Rehearsal
October 18, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Ailey Studios

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance presents an Open Rehearsal previewing their exciting new works, reeling -> healing and The Warm-Up at The Ailey Studios, 405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, on October 18, 2018 at 7:30pm. Join BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance to take part in the creative process up close, offer feedback, and have fun during this special, intimate evening. Reception to follow performance including refreshments, conversation, and social dancing.

Admission is free, donations encouraged.

The Ailey Studios | 405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

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Another New York Cool Tip:

ROCKTOPIA
Featuring Dee Snider from Twisted Sister 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 
bergenPAC  Englewood, NJ  - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018  
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post – 8:00pm

BergenPAC Tickets  $39 - $129 (plus fees) are available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC’s Box Office at (201) 227-1030.

Tilles Center Tickets $39 – $129 (plus fees) available Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 and by phone or in person at the box office.

Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, ROCKTOPIA fuses iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces - including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Puccini, The Who and more - performed by a full band, choir and orchestra. Fall dates feature Dee Snider and the world premiere of two new musical movements.

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Another New York Cool Tip:

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

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

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

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.group.br.com/productions-inside-the-wild-heart.

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

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October 16, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets

Dress: Black Tie

Plaza Hotel | New York | 768 5th Ave

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October 15, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

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

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

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

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

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



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October 14, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Celebrates Moon Festival 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 4pm
White Eagle Hall of Jersey City Theatre Center

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will open this new 2019 season with a theme of collaboration and outreach, especially with other diverse, immigrant women choreographers from Asia.  The first major event of the Company will be a celebration of the Moon, a collaboration with the Jersey City arts venue, the White Eagle Hall of the Jersey City Theatre Center that opened in 2013, and have been one of the most popular spots for dance in the diverse city.  The Moon, in Asian traditions, represents the power of the feminine, the family and a source of healing and strength. The concert at the White Eagle Hall will emphasize on these qualities that women bring to the world.

Ticket for the festival can be obtained online at:
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1748984

For more information, please go to our website or contact: info@nainichen.org

White Eagle Hall of Jersey City Theatre Center |  339 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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Another New York Cool Tip:

GAD ELMALEH “The Dream Tour”
Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 8:00pm
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center - New York City

A favorite among Big Apple audiences, GAD’s first English-language special, “Gad Elmaleh: American Dream,” was filmed in New York City and featured on Netflix. Showcasing an impressive multi-lingual ability,  he has quickly grown from being France’s most popular standup comedian to becoming a global comedy sensation.
 
Tickets  $79 and $129 (plus fees)  are available by phone at CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, online at www.lincolncenter.org and at the box office.


Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center | New York City

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October 12-13, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

ACROBATIC CONUNDRUM
THE FIG TREE WALTZES
Friday, Oct. 12 @ 8pm OPENING NIGHT
Saturday, Oct. 13 @ 8pm
Sunday, Oct. 14 @ 5pm
The Muse Brooklyn

Critics are calling Acrobatic Conundrum one of the most important artistic voices in the modern circus uprising. This September, the one-of-a-kind Acrobatic Conundrum makes their way to New York for 3 performances in Brooklyn with The Fig Tree Waltzes.
 
The show follows a group of performers whose virtuosio athletic feats are offset with the fragilites of humanity, and the inevitable risks of passion and love. In a world where stakes are high and time is running out, The Fig Tree Waltzes is a tribute to the human drive to keep playing against overwhelming odds. This evening-length performance weaves together acrobatics, dance, Cyr wheel, storytelling, juggling, and aerial feats into a unique and unforgettable evening.  

www.acrobaticconundrum.com
Tickets bit.ly/FigTreeBKLYN
TICKETS: $15 - $50 bit.ly/FigTreeBKLYN

The Muse Brooklyn | 350 Moffat St., BROOKLYN, NY 11237

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Another New York Cool Tip:

WHITE WAVE
Presents
The 2018 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL: A FOUR-DAY SPECTACULAR PRESENTING 70 COMPANIES FROM NEW YORK & AROUND THE WORLD
October 11 - 14, 2018
Gala Opening October 11, 2018 at 7pm
Gelsey Kirland ArtsCenter

WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (WHITE WAVE) presentsThe 2018 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL: A FOUR-DAY SPECTACULAR PRESENTING 70 COMPANIES FROM NEW YORK & AROUND THE WORLD at Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201from October 11 - 14, 2018. On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7pm, WHITE WAVE Dance will celebrate the 18th Anniversary season of theDUMBO Dance Festival (DDF) with a Gala Opening, heralding the most anticipated four-day festival of contemporary dance in the greater New York City region.

Tickets are $15 - $250 and are available at https://2018dumbodancefestival.eventbrite.com.
Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter |  29 Jay Street, Brooklyn


October 10-11, 2018

Another New York Cool Tip:

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
October 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 2018
Fri, Oct 5 - 8:00pm  2 Sets - sold out
Sat, Oct 6 - 8:00pm  2 Sets - sold out
Tue, Oct 9 - 7:30pm   Opening guest Steve Earle
Wed, Oct 10 - 7:30pm  Opening guest  JJ Grey
Fri, Oct 12 - 8:00pm   2 Sets - sold out
Sat, Oct 13 - 8:00pm    2 Sets - sold out
Beacon Theatre


The tradition continues: For an eighth consecutive year, TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND returns to the Beacon with a multi-night residency of rock-and-soul power. Led by guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks and blues guitarist/songstress Susan Tedeschi, the Grammy-winning 12-piece juggernaut rarely repeats a set list and is unrivaled in their blend of rock, soul, blues and Americana.

Tickets  $49.50, $85.50, $126 (plus fees) available at Ticketmaster.com, BeaconTheatre.com and 866.858.0008.

Beacon Theatre | 2124 Broadway, New York, NY 10023


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Another New York Cool Tip:

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

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

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

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

Cipriani | 25 Broadway


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October 9, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts
Announces the fall season of  
Pop-Up Concerts 
A musical happy hour with the audience onstage

Tuesday, October 9
Regional de NY

Tuesday, November 20
Isabel Lepanto Gleicher

Tuesday, December 4
Yarn/Wire

Free Admission • Doors at 5:30pm, music at 6:00pm
at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street)
millertheatre.com/event-series/pop-up-concerts

Miller Theatre at Columbia Universityy | 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027


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October 8, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents
American Ballet Theatre: Jessica Lang & Sarah Crowner
Sunday and Monday, October 7 and 8, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents American Ballet Theatre: Jessica Lang & Sarah Crowner on Sunday and Monday, October 7 and 8, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Since 1940, American Ballet Theatre has been a home for emerging choreographers and artists. This season, as part of the ABT Women's Movement initiative, choreographer Jessica Lang collaborates with artist Sarah Crowner, whose work is included in the Guggenheim's permanent collection, for Lang's third work for the company. Join Lang and Crowner, moderator John Meehan, and dancers from American Ballet Theatre for an intimate evening of dance and discussion prior to the ballet's premiere. The ABT Studio Company will also perform Le Jeune by Lauren Lovette.

Dancers: Sklyar Brandt, Blaine Hoven, Christine Shevchenko, Stephanie Williams, Joo Won Ahn (10/7)
Sklyar Brandt, Blaine Hoven, Christine Shevchenko, Stella Abrera, Joo Won Ahn (10/8)
Musicians: Emily Wong, Scott Ballantyne and Robin Zeh

See Sarah Crowner's Installation
Audience members are invited to experience Sarah Crowner's site-specific installation inside The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim, featuring handmade terracotta tiles installed on the floor and two walls of the restaurant, and a backdrop made of raw and painted canvas cut, arranged, and sewn together. The Wright restaurant will be open before the performance, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm and feature a cash bar, to enjoy a drink while viewing the installation.

For more information about Sarah Crowner's Installation, visit:
https://www.guggenheim.org/blogs/checklist/walk-inside-the-art-sarah-crowners-new-installation-in-the-wright-restaurant

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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October 7, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Gather NYC
FOUNDERS 
LAURA METCALF & RUPERT BOYD
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AIRBNB
Invite You To A Concert Featuring  
Internationally Renowned Cellist 
& TED fellow
JOSH ROMAN
With pianist
CONNOR HANICK
Sunday, October 7th, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
(Doors Open at 10:30am)
SubCulture

Complimentary Coffee and Pastries

RSVP: rsvp@terrydoe.com

SubCulture | 45 Bleecker Street
(Between Lafayette & Mott)


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October 6, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

TONY BENNETT
with special guest Antonia Bennett
"Only Metropolitan Area Appearance"
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00pm
New Jersey Performing Arts Center  - Newark, NJ

With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, TONY BENNETT is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. As a special offer, a CD or digital download of Bennett’s newest album "Love Is Here To Stay," is included with every ticket purchase.

Tickets $56.75 – $166.75 (plus fees) available at NJPAC.org, 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722) and NJPAC Box Office.


New Jersey Performing Arts Center | Newark, NJ

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October 5, 2018

New York Cool Tip:
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
October 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 2018
Fri, Oct 5 - 8:00pm  2 Sets - sold out
Sat, Oct 6 - 8:00pm  2 Sets - sold out
Tue, Oct 9 - 7:30pm   Opening guest Steve Earle
Wed, Oct 10 - 7:30pm  Opening guest  JJ Grey
Fri, Oct 12 - 8:00pm   2 Sets - sold out
Sat, Oct 13 - 8:00pm    2 Sets - sold out
Beacon Theatre


The tradition continues: For an eighth consecutive year, TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND returns to the Beacon with a multi-night residency of rock-and-soul power. Led by guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks and blues guitarist/songstress Susan Tedeschi, the Grammy-winning 12-piece juggernaut rarely repeats a set list and is unrivaled in their blend of rock, soul, blues and Americana.

Tickets  $49.50, $85.50, $126 (plus fees) available at Ticketmaster.com, BeaconTheatre.com and 866.858.0008.

Beacon Theatre | 2124 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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October 4, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Music for Food: Juilliard String Quartet
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Broadway Presbyterian Church


Widely known as “the quintessential American string quartet,” the Juilliard String Quartet opens the Music for Food's New York season with an energetic evening of Haydn, Bartok, and Dvo?ák. All proceeds benefit Broadway Community (http://broadwaycommunity.org/).

Cost: Donation

More info:
https://musicforfood.net/index.php/new-york/

Broadway Presbyterian Church | 601 W. 114th Street
New York, NY 10025
(212) 864-6100

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October 3, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Dance Magazine
Awards 2018 
Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7:30
The Ailey Citigroup Theater  

Misty Copeland will open the 61st annual Dance Magazine Awards. The evening will honor Ronald K. Brown, Lourdes Lopez (presented by Darren Walker), Crystal Pite, and Michael Trusnovec (presented by Patrick Corbin). A special Leadership Award will be presented to Nigel Redden. Since 1954 the Dance Magazine Awards have recognized outstanding men and women whose contributions have left a lasting impact on dance. This year’s Awards will take place on Monday December 3, 2018 at The Ailey Citigroup Theater at 7:30pm.

Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased by emailing dmawards@dancemedia.com. 

The Ailey Citigroup Theater | 405 West 55th Street, New York City

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Another New York Cool Tip:

WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE
Presents 
Jupiter & Okwess
with special guests The Jack Moves
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
The Jack Moves, 8 p.m.
Jupiter & Okwess, 9 p.m.
Littlefield

Jupiter and his band Okwess bring the heritage
of Kinshasa street music to a global audience

Tickets: $25 advance | $30 day of show

Standing room only 18+

Presented with (le) poisson rouge

Littlefield | 635 Sackett St, Brooklyn

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Another New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Jerome Robbins Centennial Celebration: Male Solos with Peter Boal
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2 and 3, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim


Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents
Pacific Northwest Ballet: Jerome Robbins Centennial Celebration: Male Solos with Peter Boal on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2 and 3, 2018 at 7:30pm.
 
Peter Boal, Artistic Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) and former Principal Dancer of New York City Ballet, is joined by PNB principal dancers James Moore and Lucien Postlewaite, PNB corps member Dylan Wald and Christina Siemens, PNB principal company pianist, to illustrate and perform male solos by acclaimed choreographer Jerome Robbins on the occasion of Robbins's centennial. Excerpts from Dances at a Gathering and Opus 19/The Dreamer and a Boal reconstruction of a "lost" solo set to "A Farewell to Land" created for him by Robbins in 1987 and originally intended for Ives, Songs are performed, as well as an excerpt from George Balanchine's Prodigal Son, in which Boal was coached by Robbins.
 
In conjunction with this program, on the evening of October 2 and 3, The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim will serve a special menu featuring Jerome Robbins' favorite recipes, curated by food scholar Meryl Rosofsky. For reservations, call 212 423 3665 or visit opentable.com/the-wright.
 
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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October 2, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Ballet Hispánico
Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 
With Dance!
Tuesday, October 2 from 5:30-8:00pm
La Nacional

On Tuesday, October 2 from 5:30-8:00pm, Ballet Hispánico will host its first Hispanic Heritage Happy Hour at La Nacional on 239 West 14th Street, NYC. Enjoy $5 drinks while browsing silent auction items. All proceeds will support Ballet Hispánico's work to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance. 

General admission tickets are $10. bit.ly/bhHHMHappyHour

La Nacional | 239 West 14th Street | NYC

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Another New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Jerome Robbins Centennial Celebration: Male Solos with Peter Boal
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2 and 3, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim


Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents
Pacific Northwest Ballet: Jerome Robbins Centennial Celebration: Male Solos with Peter Boal on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2 and 3, 2018 at 7:30pm.
 
Peter Boal, Artistic Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) and former Principal Dancer of New York City Ballet, is joined by PNB principal dancers James Moore and Lucien Postlewaite, PNB corps member Dylan Wald and Christina Siemens, PNB principal company pianist, to illustrate and perform male solos by acclaimed choreographer Jerome Robbins on the occasion of Robbins's centennial. Excerpts from Dances at a Gathering and Opus 19/The Dreamer and a Boal reconstruction of a "lost" solo set to "A Farewell to Land" created for him by Robbins in 1987 and originally intended for Ives, Songs are performed, as well as an excerpt from George Balanchine's Prodigal Son, in which Boal was coached by Robbins.
 
In conjunction with this program, on the evening of October 2 and 3, The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim will serve a special menu featuring Jerome Robbins' favorite recipes, curated by food scholar Meryl Rosofsky. For reservations, call 212 423 3665 or visit opentable.com/the-wright.
 
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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October 1, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
The Metropolitan Opera: Marnie
Peter Gelb, Nico Muhly, and Michael Mayer
Monday, October 1, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The Metropolitan Opera: Marnie with Peter Gelb, Nico Muhly, Michael Mayer, Isabel Leonard and Christopher Maltman on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 7:30pm.
 
Prior to the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of composer Nico Muhly's Marnie-a gripping reimagining of Winston Graham's novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities-Met General Manager Peter Gelb leads a panel discussion with Muhly and director Michael Mayer. Isabel Leonard and Christopher Maltman will sing excerpts from the opera and join the discussion.
 
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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September 30, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

FIAF
Crossing The Line Festival 2018
Sep 18–Oct 13
Various Venues

Each fall, FIAF's Crossing The Line Festival brings the most compelling French and international artists to New York City in works that transcend nationality, language, and discipline
From Sep 18–Oct 13, the twelfth edition of the festival will feature fourteen trailblazing new works and performances—including a dozen world, US, and NY premieres—in seven venues across the city. https://crossingthelinefestival.org/2018/events/

FIAF | 22 EAST 60TH STREET NYC

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September 29, 2018

New York Cool Tip:
CELTIC THUNDER
Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 8:00pm
Beacon Theatre


Top-Selling Irish supergroup celebrates its 10th Anniversary and its all-new CD/DVD Celtic Thunder X.  Backed by a full band,
CELTIC THUNDER delivers many new ensemble numbers plus fan favorites.   A CD of the group’s newest release “Celtic Thunder X”
will be included with each ticket order. 

Tickets, starting at $53.50 (plus fees)  are available at Ticketmaster.com, BeaconTheatre.com and 866.858.0008. 


Beacon Theatre | 2124 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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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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September 18-October 13, 2018

New York Cool Tip:

FIAF
Crossing The Line Festival 2018
Sep 18–Oct 13
Various Venues

Each fall, FIAF's Crossing The Line Festival brings the most compelling French and international artists to New York City in works that transcend nationality, language, and discipline
From Sep 18–Oct 13, the twelfth edition of the festival will feature fourteen trailblazing new works and performances—including a dozen world, US, and NY premieres—in seven venues across the city. https://crossingthelinefestival.org/2018/events/

FIAF | 22 EAST 60TH STREET NYC

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Another 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.”

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

Get TWO FREE TICKETS to Our New President or any other Rooftop Films screening if you subscribe to The Economist! Get 12 weeks of content for just $12.
Your subscription confirmation page will include a code to redeem your tickets

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

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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