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August 31, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Thomas R. Gordon's
Dracula: Bloodlines
Aug. 22nd – Sept. 8th
The Gene Frankel Theatre


An Exciting Exploration of Dreams and Reality

It was Jonathan Harker, with the help of Abraham Van Helsing, who succeeded in finally ending the evil of Count Dracula, Lord of the Vampires, back in 1893. Now, one hundred and twenty years later, citizens of New York City have started having recurring dreams involving vampires, causing rumor of a new and spreading darkness. Meanwhile, powerful forces are struggling for the soul of a man named Morris Harker, the great-great grandson of the man who supposedly defeated the immortal vampire all those years ago...

Tickets: $20 – Regular / $15 - Discount Code / $10 – Student
Production Website: http://www.theonomatopoeiatheatrecompany.com/macbeth.html


The Gene Frankel Theatre | 24 Bond St. New York NY 10012


 

August 30, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Lavinia Roberts's
The Twine
Saturday, August 24th, 8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 27th, 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 29th, 8:00 PM
Friday, August 30th, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 1st, 3:00 PM
The Secret Theatre

The Secret Theatre presents The Twine as part of the 2013 UNfringed Theatre Festival. The Twine, explores the nature of memory, the subconscious mind, loss, and how we perceive and experience love told through dance, masks, and music. A young woman, stumbling through a labyrinth, desperately seeks freedom from the endless maze. She encounters various creatures from Greek mythology, and her only companion is a strange women carrying a ball of twine.

Lavinia Roberts (Playwright/Director), Garrison Owen York (Composer), and Christine Samar (Costume Designer) are an ensemble of young artists dedicated to innovative artistic collaboration and the development of new works. The Twine explores the dialogue between text, masks, music, and physical improvisation.

Composer: Garrison Owen York
Cast: Jamie Law, Isabel Henley, Yael Shavitt, Akiko Fujiwara, Lulu Costanzo, Patrick Bolger
Costume Design: Christine Samar

Ticket Price:
$18

Website: http://thetwine2013.blogspot.com

The Secret Theatre | 44-02 23rd St, Long Island City, New York


 

August 29, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Jinkx Monsoon Premieres
THE VAUDEVILLIANS
Thursday, August 8 at 9:30pm (sold out) & 11:30pm
Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30pm (sold out) & 9:30pm
Thursday, August 15 at 9:30pm & 11:30pm
Tuesday, August 20 at 9:30pm
Thursday, August 22 at 7:30pm (sold out) & 9:30pm
Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Thursday, August 29 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Laurie Beechman Theatre

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. THE VAUDEVILLIANS will be at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). Performances will run July 9 - 26, schedule varies.

Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the Woman's Suffragette Movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed.

Tickets are $22 (plus a $15 food/drink minimum.) A $40 VIP ticket including priority seating and meet-and-greet is also available. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.


The Laurie Beechman Theater | Inside West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue
Accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street).




August 28, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo Gallery Talk
Artists Talk: Santos in the City - Manny Vega
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Las Galerías


RADIANCE wraps-up with LA BIENAL artist Manny Vega and a discussion on the importance of spirituality in his work.

Admission: Free

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

RADIANCE: After Hours at El Museo
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
To Wednesday, August 28, 2013
every Wednesday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
El Museo del Barrio

Every Wednesday this summer El Museo is staying up late with our resident DJ 5ifty5ive and Les Carbonell. Start the night off with gallery talks by artists in El Museo's 7th biennial exhibition La Bienal: HERE IS WHERE WE JUMP and stay for free gallery admission, music, dance, and performances.

Watch the sun set over Central Park from El Café's courtyard and dance to 5ifty5ive's mix of soul, afro beat, and house.
Admission: Free

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


 



August 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Dracula: Bloodlines by Thomas R. Gordon
Aug. 22nd – Sept. 8th
The Gene Frankel Theatre


An Exciting Exploration of Dreams and Reality

It was Jonathan Harker, with the help of Abraham Van Helsing, who succeeded in finally ending the evil of Count Dracula, Lord of the Vampires, back in 1893. Now, one hundred and twenty years later, citizens of New York City have started having recurring dreams involving vampires, causing rumor of a new and spreading darkness. Meanwhile, powerful forces are struggling for the soul of a man named Morris Harker, the great-great grandson of the man who supposedly defeated the immortal vampire all those years ago...

Tickets: $20 – Regular / $15 - Discount Code / $10 – Student
Production Website: http://www.theonomatopoeiatheatrecompany.com/macbeth.html


The Gene Frankel Theatre | 24 Bond St. New York NY 10012


 

August 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li's
Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting
Saturday August 24th 8PM – 9:15PM
Sunday August 25th 8PM - 9:15PM
Monday August 26th 9PM - 10:15PM
Wednesday August 28th 9PM - 10:15PM
Friday August 30th 6:30PM - 7:45PM
Theater for the New City

Two actors waiting for the train to come on the platform, but they never really get on any train no matter how many trains have arrived and departed. Not until another two actors take off from the train do they finally realize what they are waiting for is not the train. Inspired by Waiting for Godot, this play will examine the absurdity of quotidian life as well as artistic life, and raise an unanswerable question: what are we actually waiting for? Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting stars Tavarius Graves, Claire Shang-Ling Kuei, Owen Scott, and Anthony Walters.

Formed by a group of non-traditional young theatre artists in 2012, Theatre After Pozzo (TAP) is dedicated to creating inspiring, thought-provoking original productions beyond entertainment, addressing controversial social issues as well as the complexity and ambiguity of human nature. For more information visit:

http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/dreamup.htm or http://theatreafterpozzo.wix.com/index
Tickets $15. Get tickets now at http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?EID=&showCode=
UPC0&BundleCode=&PackageCode=&GUID=81d6e437-c884-491d-a755-b425afd3e9be

Theater for the New City |155 1st Ave
(between 9th & 10th street)


 

August 25, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Mary Dimino's
BIG DUMMY, me and my old man
Fri. Aug. 9 at 7PM
Sat. Aug 11 at 3:45PM
Sat. Aug. 17 at 12:45PM
Tues. Aug 20 at 4PM
Sat. Aug. 24 at 6PM
Sun. Aug. 25 at 2PM
Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre

The Present Company presents Big Dummy, me and my old man written by and starring Fringe NYC Award Winner Mary Dimino opening August 9th as part of the 17th Annual New York Fringe Festival. Christine Renee Miller directs. Mary Dimino, the daughter of a poor factory working father, idolized her handsome Elvis look alike Dad until she became aware of this particular learning dificiency. In her quest to disassociate herself from him she became an over achiever who firmly rejected her mother's assumption that all girls should go to beauty school instead of college. Mary's journey is chronicled in this hilarious and moving story inspired by her "big dummy" Dad whose endearing simplicity she finally interpreted as a cross between Forest Gump and Aristotle.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door

For tickets go to www.FringeNYC.org or call (866) 468-7619

For more information go to http://www.big-dummy.com

Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre | 115 MacDougal Street 2nd Floor
(Players Theatre Complex) A,C,E,B,D,F,M to West 4th Street


 

August 24, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo's
Around the Block from El Museo Walking Tours
Saturdays June - August 31, 2013
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Departs from El Museo's Lobby

Join us for a walking tour of the neighborhood around El Museo. We'll explore El Barrio's vibrant public art, beautiful community gardens, rich cultural organizations, and diverse store fronts that have shaped East Harlem into the unique neighborhood it is today. The tour begins with El Museo del Barrio and its history and will continue on to include the Modesto Flores Community Garden, the Spirit of East Harlem mural, Justo Botanica, Graffiti Hall of Fame, and much more.

Tickets available for $15 online or at El Museo del Barrio. Space is limited; pre-purchase recommended. Tours meet in the lobby at El Museo del Barrio and leave promptly at 11:30am.Reservations

PLEASE NOTE:
In the event of inclement weather, a guided tour of our galleries will be offered in lieu of the tour and you may reschedule to attend another available Around the Block tour at no extra charge.

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

THEN SHE FELL
Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm & 10:30pm
Through December 29, 2013
The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns

Third Rail Projects critically acclaimed production of THEN SHE FELL has just been nominated for a 2013 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for Outstanding Production Performed in a Small Capacity Venue. A new block of tickets for October 2013 performances has also just been put on sale for this immersive theater event inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). It is written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett and in collaboration with The Company. Performances of this open-ended run take place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that allows the action to play out on 3 floors.

THEN SHE FELL runs Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm & 10:30pm. Tickets are $95 - $135, available at www.thenshefell.com. Private events are also available; visit the website for more information. Performances begin promptly and there is absolutely no late admittance and no refunds. Admittance is strictly limited to audience members 21 years of age and over; all audience members must bring valid government-issued photo IDs. The performance lasts roughly 2 hours without intermission. Because of the immersive nature of this piece, audiences may be standing for significant periods of time over the course of the performance. Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. This performance is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable standing, walking, climbing stairs or being alone. For more information call 718-374-5196.

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


 

August 23, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Dr. Lucky’s Surrealist Burlesque Presents
THE DADA BALL
Part of Coney Island USA’s Burlesque at the Beach Series
Friday, August 23, 10pm
Sideshows By The Seashore

Marking the 5th anniversary of Surrealist Burlesque at Coney Island USA Sideshow by the Seashore stage, Dr. Lucky presents the Dada Ball, a spectacular show featuring an all-star cast of provocateurs, site-specific installations, and a modern interpretation of the Dada Manifesto.

The Dada Ball features acts by leading New York City burlesque and variety performers, as well as fantastic production numbers, art and video installations, Happenings, a Dada Poem, and more, all set within the context of high camp and parody. Patrons are invited to wear black-tie and formal attire to the decidedly middle- and working-class setting of Coney Island, subverting the “bourgeoisie” and making spectators an integral part of the show. The Dada Ball ascribes to Dada’s call of artistic free thinking—The Dada Ball says Yes to informal undress, YES to independent art, YES to non sequitur beauty.
Hosted by one of the world’s most sought after MCs, “Cabaret Legend” Armitage Shanks will guide you on this Surrealist journey through the imaginary intersection of the Dada movement and the Gay Masquerade Balls popularized in the 1910s-1930s.

Tickets: $15 in advance or at the door. Advance tickets available at: http://coneyisland.com/event/dr-lucky-presents-dada-ball
Further info at: http://www.coneyisland.com/

Sideshows By The Seashore | 1208 Surf Ave.
Between Stillwell Ave. and West 12th Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11224
718-372-5159
D,N,Q,F Trains to Stillwell Ave., Coney Island


Another New York Cool Tip:

Ed Stevens's
Bellini and the Sultan
Tuesday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, August 16 @ 6:30 pm
Sunday, August 18 @ 4:30pm
Friday, August 23 @ 2:30 pm
Saturday, August 24 @ 7:00 pm
August 13-24, 2013 (5 Performances)
Robert Moss Theatre

The Turkish American Repertory Theatre in association with the 17th Annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC - presents Bellini and the Sultan: A Comedy in Istanbul, a unique adventure-comedy that explores how Muslims and non-Muslims can communicate and understand one another’s cultures. The cast of 8 includes Alan Smith, Eliud Kauffman, Christopher McAllister, Amir Levy, Everett Goldner, Chris Olson, Temi Hason, and Kate Szekely. In Bellini and the Sultan, the West and the Ottoman Empire are on the verge of war…and Renaissance painter Gentile Bellini is sent to keep the peace by painting a portrait demanded by Sultan Mehmed II. Since Islam forbids personal images, he finds himself fighting to survive and faces numerous obstacles -- a manipulative Sultan, a hostile Vizier and a plotting concubine. Along the way, the painter and the Sultan find common ground and forge a friendship despite the differences in their cultures and customs. While Bellini and the Sultan is based on a famous encounter in the early days of the Ottoman Empire the issues it explores resonate with events in modern-day Turkey and other parts of the Islamic world: an autocratic ruler, a country in transition, clash of Eastern and Western values and the conflict of conservative religious values and democracy.

Tickets: $15-$18. For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org or
http://www.fringenyc.org/basic_page.php?ltr=B#Bellini
or by phone at 866-468-7619

Robert Moss Theatre @ 440 Studios | 440 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003


 

August 22, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Syfy Movies With a View
Vertigo
August 22
Music Starts at 6PM
Movie at Sundown
Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Retired private eye, Scottie Ferguson (Jimmy Stewart) battles acrophobia in one final case, trailing the enchanting Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak). Hailed as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest works, winding through the streets of San Francisco in dazzlingly rich Technicolor, Vertigo weaves a dizzying story of love and obsession. [PG]

Park concessionaires Blue Marble Ice Cream, Luke’s Lobster, No. 7 Subs, Lizzmonade Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar will be offering food and drink for purchase.

FREE! On the Harbor View Lawn of Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

See www.brooklynbridgepark.org for more information.

Note: capacity is limited and lawn seating is first come, first served.

Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park


 

August 21, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo Gallery Talk
Artists Talk Social Architecture: Gabriela Salazar
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Las Galerías


Hear personal narratives and stories of social architecture by LA BIENAL 2013 artist Gabriela Salazar.

Admission: Free

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

RADIANCE: After Hours at El Museo
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
To Wednesday, August 28, 2013
every Wednesday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
El Museo del Barrio

Every Wednesday this summer El Museo is staying up late with our resident DJ 5ifty5ive and Les Carbonell. Start the night off with gallery talks by artists in El Museo's 7th biennial exhibition La Bienal: HERE IS WHERE WE JUMP and stay for free gallery admission, music, dance, and performances.

Watch the sun set over Central Park from El Café's courtyard and dance to 5ifty5ive's mix of soul, afro beat, and house.
Admission: Free

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


 

August 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Short Cuts Film Festival Semi-Finals Screening and Panel Discussion
Tuesday August 20th. 7pm-10pm
Wednesday August 21st. 5pm-10pm
School of Visual Arts Theater

Following its most successful event to date last year, the semi-finals for the Short Cuts festival -- founded by actor/comedian Wil Sylvince and backed by NBCUniversal -- will be a two-day event for the first time in its eight years of existence. Comedians Hannibal Buress and Sherrod Small will share hosting duties on the event curated by Sylvince. The festival will include a panel discussion on August 20th at 5pm, along with screenings that night at 7pm with Small as the event host. On the second day, screenings will also begin at 7pm with Buress taking the stage to lead the night.

Entry is free for all events with RSVP to diversity@nbcuni.com. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. http://www.nbcshortcuts.com/festival.html

School of Visual Arts Theater | 333 W.23rd St.
(between Eighth and Ninth)


Another New York Cool Tip:

RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Jinkx Monsoon Premieres
THE VAUDEVILLIANS
Thursday, August 8 at 9:30pm (sold out) & 11:30pm
Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30pm (sold out) & 9:30pm
Thursday, August 15 at 9:30pm & 11:30pm
Tuesday, August 20 at 9:30pm
Thursday, August 22 at 7:30pm (sold out) & 9:30pm
Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Thursday, August 29 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Laurie Beechman Theatre

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. THE VAUDEVILLIANS will be at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). Performances will run July 9 - 26, schedule varies.

Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the Woman's Suffragette Movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed.

Tickets are $22 (plus a $15 food/drink minimum.) A $40 VIP ticket including priority seating and meet-and-greet is also available. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.


The Laurie Beechman Theater | Inside West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue
Accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street).


 

August 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Los Muros Hablan NYC
Monday, August 19, 2013
To Sunday, August 25, 2013
El Barrio
Julia de Burgos Cultural Cente


As Puerto Rico's most important artistic venue, La Respuesta has become one of the Islands leading cultural spaces. Looking to reencounter and reconnect with the great cultural scene present in the historic Puerto Rican neighborhood of El Barrio in NYC, La Respuesta presents "Los Muros Hablan" a world famous international urban art and music festival, showcasing several of our best artistic and musical representatives, building a cultural bridge between NYC and Puerto Rico.

Admission: Fees Vary
Click here for more information.

Julia de Burgos Cultural Center | 1680 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10029


Another New York Cool Tip:

Oren Stevens'
The Assessment
Saturday August 10th @ 3:45pm
Sunday August 11th @ 7pm
Monday August 12th @ 5pm
Thursday August 15th @ 7pm
Monday August 19th @ 7pm
Sunday August 25th @ 2pm
The White Box at 440 Studios

Presented as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.
There are 26,000 home fires every week. There are 2,000 miscarriages every day. Someone is diagnosed with cancer every nineteen seconds. But I do it out of love. Are you ready for your assessment?

Tickets $15
for more information visit assessmentplay.com

The White Box | 440 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003




August 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

SKIN
Aug 15-17 at 8pm
Aug 17-18 at 4pm
133rd St. Arts Center Lab

Created by Eileen Goddard and Dana, SKIN is an original performance + installation piece that explores the universal search for self-love and acceptance. Based on the real stories of women and their bodies, SKIN takes the viewer on a powerful immersive journey tracing the cycles between child-like wonder and the dark, obsessive world of eating disorders. Blending poetry, live music, and movement to create an emotional landscape that is as raw as it can be euphoric, the piece is above all a celebration of the human spirit and a testimony to its incredible resilience. For more information, please visitwww.skin133.com.

Tickets are $18 online / $20 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, please visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/419504

133rd St. Arts Center Lab | 308 W 133rd St


Another New York Cool Tip:

ABARUKAS DANCE
August 17 & 18 (Saturday at 7:30 PM & Sunday at 6 PM)
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center


Abarukas, Yoshito Sakuraba, director/choreographer, will premiere "Lullaby to Mr. Adam," performed by a company of nine with guest hip-hop company vivake, directed by Vivake Khamsingsavath. Sakuraba, a native of Japan, does not present his characters and situations in a literal way, preferring to deal with images and impressions that leave room for the viewer's individual interpretations.

Tickets: $15 - Reservations at 1.877.987.6487 or www.ticketfly.com

Manhattan Movement and Arts Center | 248 West 60th St.
Between 10th Avenue & West End




August 17, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Fête Paradiso
World’s First Festival of Vintage French Carnival Rides and Carousels
July 6 - September 29, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Weekends only)
Governors Island, NYC

Fête Paradiso, the world’s first festival of vintage French carnival rides and carousels, makes its American debut on Governors Island. The rare, museum-quality collection, including a full carnival of attractions from the late 19th and early 20th century, such as carousels, flying swings and a pipe organ, is available for the public to ride and enjoy. A bumper car pavilion from 1900 has been transformed into a beer garden, and food reminiscent of a French carnival will be served.

Fête Paradiso will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Fête Paradiso will run from July 6 – September 29.

Admission is free; rides cost only $3.00 each.

Free ferries will run to Governors Island from Manhattan and Brooklyn.
For more information, visit FeteParadiso.com.

Visitors from Manhattan should take the ferry from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets. Ferries leave at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and every half hour after until 7 p.m. Return ferries to Manhattan leave every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the last ferry departing Governors Island at 7 p.m.

Visitors from Brooklyn should take the ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. Ferries run back and forth every hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Visitors to the Island can also take the East River Ferry Service for $4. For a full schedule of the East River Ferry and for fare information, visit http://www.nywaterway.com/erf-home.aspx.

Governors Island, New York City


Another New York Cool Tip:

The 24 Hour Film Race 2013 Gala Screening & Awards Ceremony
Saturday August 17th. 6PM – 8:30PM
Galapagos Art Space

From May 18-19, 2013, thousands of filmmakers around the world were
challenged to create an original short film (4 minutes max.) in just 24
hours based on a theme (Time travel), action (crumpling a piece of paper),
and prop assignment (an egg). The field has been narrowed down to the top
24 films overall and they will screen at a special Gala event at the
Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn on August 17th at 6PM. It's going to be a
special night with an amazing line-up of films, q&a with the filmmakers,
and exciting award presentation to wrap up the event.

The Gala is open to
the public (21 and over), but space is limited. For more information on the Film Race and Gala visit:
www.filmracing.com/24/24HourFilmRace2013.htm

Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door on the day of the screening if still available.
To purchase tickets online, visit http://tktwb.tw/1e60WHo


Galapagos Art Space | 16 Main St., Brooklyn, NY Bowery
(corner of Main St. & Water St. in DUMBO, Brooklyn)


 

August 16, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
F*uck for Forest
Friday, August 16
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music by Deep Sleep
9:00PM Film Begins
11:00PM-12:00AM After-Party hosted by Red Stripe and Tito's Vodka
The Old American Can Factory

Berlin's F*ck for Forest is one of the world's most bizarre charities: based on the idea that sex can change the world, the NGO raises money for their environmental cause by selling home-made erotic films on the Internet.

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/f-for-forest/


The Old American Can Factory | 232 Third Street (At 3rd Ave)


Another New York Cool Tip:

SKIN
Aug 15-17 at 8pm
Aug 17-18 at 4pm
133rd St. Arts Center Lab

Created by Eileen Goddard and Dana, SKIN is an original performance + installation piece that explores the universal search for self-love and acceptance. Based on the real stories of women and their bodies, SKIN takes the viewer on a powerful immersive journey tracing the cycles between child-like wonder and the dark, obsessive world of eating disorders. Blending poetry, live music, and movement to create an emotional landscape that is as raw as it can be euphoric, the piece is above all a celebration of the human spirit and a testimony to its incredible resilience. For more information, please visitwww.skin133.com.

Tickets are $18 online / $20 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, please visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/419504

133rd St. Arts Center Lab | 308 W 133rd St


 

August 15, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

The Accidental Hamlet
Tuesday August 13th @ 2pm
Thursday August 15th @ 8:45pm
Wednesday August 21st @ 7:15pm
Friday August 23rd @ 5pm
Saturday August 24th @ 2:15pm
CONNELLY THEATER

Fredrick Byers Productions in partnership with the Sensemble Theater Augsburg is proud to present THE ACCIDENTAL HAMLET as part of the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC.

By Sebastian Seidel shamelssly riffing off William Sheakespeare
with Danny Ashkenasi and Bob Homeyer
directed by Lissa Moira

THE ACCIDENTAL HAMLET is a comedy about two self-styled thespians, the pompous Frederick and the juvenile John, attempting to perform Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy HAMLET as ramshackle street theater. They play all the parts, get the audience involved, and much, of course, goes awry, not only raising the question “To be or not to be” but also “Coke or Pepsi for the poisoned chalice?”. THE ACCIDENTAL HAMLET is receiving its American and English language premiere at FringeNYC, after being produced successfully all over Germany as HAMLET FOR YOU.

Tix: $15 in advance / $18 at door.
www.fringenyc.org

Connelly Theater - FringeNYC Venue #6 | 220 East 4th Street #1B


Another New York Cool Tip:

Ballet v6.0: BalletCollective
Wednesday, August 14 at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 15 at 8pm.
The Joyce Theater


A marvelous fusion of art forms, BalletCollective (formerly known as Satellite Ballet) makes its Joyce debut with an evening of works that honor its commitment to complete collaboration. The program includes a world premiere collaboration between Schumacher, composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, poet Cynthia Zarin, and new music ensemble ACME, as well as a revised version of the company’s Epistasis (2012). Both works showcase the company’s sensually athletic dancers from the New York City Ballet performing intimately personal choreography.

Tickets start at $10. For more information or advance purchase visit www.joyce.org or call 212-242-0800.

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


 

August 14, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo Gallery Talk
PLAYDATE! with The Little Orchestra Society
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm
El Museo First Floor

El Museo and the Little Orchestra Society (http://www.littleorchestra.org) invite you to celebrate the summer with music and dancing for the whole family with instrument-making for all ages. Make your very own egg shakers customized your way! Then, participate with your newly created shakers in a drum circle of various instruments.

Admission: Free

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

Ballet v6.0: BalletCollective
Wednesday, August 14 at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 15 at 8pm.
The Joyce Theater


A marvelous fusion of art forms, BalletCollective (formerly known as Satellite Ballet) makes its Joyce debut with an evening of works that honor its commitment to complete collaboration. The program includes a world premiere collaboration between Schumacher, composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, poet Cynthia Zarin, and new music ensemble ACME, as well as a revised version of the company’s Epistasis (2012). Both works showcase the company’s sensually athletic dancers from the New York City Ballet performing intimately personal choreography.

Tickets start at $10. For more information or advance purchase visit www.joyce.org or call 212-242-0800.

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


 

August 13, 2013

Matthew Greene's
ADAM & STEVE AND THE EMPTY SEA
Friday August 9th @ 5PM
Saturday August 10th @ 7PM
Sunday August 11th @ Noon
Tuesday August 13th @ 7:45PM
Wednesday August 14th @ 4:45PM
Thursday August 15th @ 9:15PM
Plan-B Theatre Company at FringeNYC
VENUE #3: Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center (CSV) Kabayitos

Following its sold-out, world premiere run in Salt Lake City, Plan-B Theatre Company's ADAM & STEVE AND THE EMPTY SEA by Matthew Greene comes to FringeNYC! Adam (Topher Rasmussen) is openly Mormon. Steve (Logan Tarantino) is openly gay. Set against the backdrop of the passage of Prop. 8, these childhood friends grapple with religion, sexuality, politics and adulthood. Fringe production directed by Jerry Rapier (original production directed by Jason Bowcutt) and stage managed by Tia Byington-Noll.

Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For more information or advance purchase visit www.fringenyc.org


VENUE #3: Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center (CSV) Kabayitos
107 Suffolk Street (Rivington & Delancey)
Subway: F, J, M, Z to Delancey/Essex
J/M to Essex or F to Delancey


August 12, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Ballet v6.0: Whim W’Him
August 12 and 13 at 7:30pm
The Joyce Theater


Founded in 2009 by former Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Oliver Wevers, Whim W’Him is a Seattle-based company that describes itself as both “entirely classic and entirely now.” For its Joyce debut, the company performs Flower Festival, a re-working of the pas de deux from August Bournonville’s 1842 balletFlower Festival in Genzano, in which Wevers replaces the original male/female dancers and peasant costumes with two men in business suits. The result is neither mockery or parody, but a slightly funny and oddly touching transition of the old into the new. The program also includes Monster, a piece consisting of three duets that explore the inherent monstrosity of society, addiction, and relationships.

Tickets start at $10. For more information or advance purchase visit www.joyce.org or call 212-242-0800.

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


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

ARGENTINE TANGO WITH GABRIEL MISSE & ANALIA CENTURION
August 9-18, various times
Dardo Galletto Studios, 151 West 46 St.


Tango greats Gabriel Misse and Analia Centurion return from Buenos Aires to teach workshops and seminars, and to perform at the Dardo Galletto tango studio. From August 9 through 18, the couple will teach seminars and hold assisted practices and workshops, and will perform during three Milongas, August 9, 13 & 16. They will also guest with Galletto's New Generation Dance Company, August 10. For a full schedule please visit www.dardogallettostudios.com
various prices for events

212.575.0222 or www.dardogallettostudios.com


Galletto Studios | 151 West 46 St., 11th floor (between 6th & 7th


 

August 11, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Peter Cosmas Sofronas's
2&2
Sunday, August 11: Noon to 2:00
Thursday, August 15: 7:45 to 9:45
Friday, August 16: 4:00 to 6:00
Sunday, August 18: 5:00 to 7:00
Wednesday, August 21: 7:30 to 9:30
FringeNYC Venue #2: The CSV Cultural Center Flamboyan Theatre

2&2 is the story of Tommy Hanson, a disgruntled comic book artist with a security bear and a peculiar fixation on a certain fictional man of steel. He suddenly finds his life turned upside-down when he meets and is attracted to a mild-mannered, yet attractive stranger named David Sharpe -- who happens to be dating Tommy's estranged sister. As the play opens, Tommy is reeling from the news that his childhood friend had committed suicide -- something for which Tommy blames himself -- and his father. David's entrance into Tommy's life is the catalyst to forgiveness and to the acceptance that the past could not have been any different.

Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door. No latecomers allowed. For more information or advance purchase visit www.fringenyc.org.

The CSV Cultural Center Flamboyan Theatre |107 Suffolk Street




August 10, 2013

New York Cool Tip:



Dance Theatre of Harlem's Annual
STREET FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 10, 2013
12:00pm - 7:00pm
152nd Street between
Amsterdam and St. Nicholas Avenues

Dance Theatre of Harlem's 2013 festival affirms the organization's on-going commitment to the Harlem community. Held on August 10th just outside of DTH's doors on West 152nd Street, the Street Festival entertains, informs and encourages community members to become a part of the DTH family as new students, volunteers and supporters.

The Festival includes live performances of music and dance by students from the Dance Theater of Harlem School and amateur talent from around the city. Street vendors will offer a variety of American and ethnic foods, jewelry, books, clothing and other fare.


152nd Street between Amsterdam and St. Nicholas Avenues


Another New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
Elena (Petra Costa | 90 min.)
Saturday, August 10, 2013
8:00PM: Doors Open
8:30PM: Live Music
9:00PM: Film Begins
10:30PM: Q&A with Director Petra Costa
11:00PM-12:30AM: Reception in courtyard courtesy of Red Stripe and Tito’s Vodka
The Old American Can Factory roof and courtyard (Gowanus, Brooklyn)


A stunning, poetic, experimental documentary hailing from Brazil that sends the director on a search for her sister, through image, sound, emotion and the many incarnations of lives loved and lost.

Tickets and more information: http://rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/elena/

The Old American Can Factory roof and courtyard (Gowanus, Brooklyn) | 232 Third St at 3rd ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215


 

August 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
Awful Nice (Todd Sklar | 86 min.)
Friday, August 9, 2013
8:00PM: Doors Open
8:15PM: Live Music by the Oakwood Boys (Branson take over!)
9:00PM: Film Begins
10:30PM: Q&A with Director Todd Sklar and co-writer/star Alex Rennie
11:00PM-12:30AM: After-party at courtesy of Red Stripe and Bulleit Bourbon
The Rooftops of Industry City between 2nd and 3rd Avenue (Sunset Park, Brooklyn)

Based on the short ’92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card that played in last year's Summer Series, Awful Nice follows two brothers who inherit their family lake home to fix up and sell. They are sent careening from one hilarious misadventure to the next in this comic tour de force.

Tickets and more information: http://rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/awful-nice/

The Rooftops of Industry City between 2nd and 3rd Avenue (Sunset Park, Brooklyn) | 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY


Another New York Cool Tip:

"BARCODE: A Futuristic Rock Musical"
The New York International Fringe Festival
Friday August 9th @ 2pm;
Sunday August 11th @ 7pm;
Monday August 12th @ 9:30pm;
Tuesday August 13th @ 9:30pm;
Wednesday August 14th @ 2pm
La MaMa E.T.C.'s Ellen Stewart Theatre

A new futuristic rock musical, BARCODE, that the Huffington Post calls "A new rag-tag, upstart, rock-and-roll musical that would be truly terrifying if it wasn't so much fun" is coming to FringeNYC at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre Aug 9 thru Aug 14. BARCODE has book, music, and lyrics by Debbie Andrews and Mike Blaxill of the New York indie quartet Gladshot, Hair co-author James Rado is creative consultant, and Joe Barros (director of the 2011 FringeNYC hit The Legend of Julie Taymor) is director and choreographer. BARCODE tells the story of a dystopian future where one corporation, Earth Corp, dominates society. Wielding control over the populous by imprinting barcodes on the wrists of every citizen, Earth Corp monitors all activity and privacy is virtually extinct. A star-crossed romance develops between Dorna, a member of the resistance, and Nest, the son of an Earth Corp News Anchor. Together, the young couple may just spark a revolution.

FOR TICKETS
By Internet: At this link, http://tinyurl.com/9alouqh
By phone: Call 866.468.7619, 9am to 7pm every day (credit card only, additional convenience charge applies)
In person (starting July 26th): Box Office at 27 Second Avenue (between 1st and 2nd Street), Noon to 8pm every day (no convenience charge)


La MaMa E.T.C.'s Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street, 2nd floor


August 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


 

August 7, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

STRANGE FRUIT Opening Reception & Tequila Tasting
Wednesday, August 7th 6PM to Midnight
Complimentary Tequila Tasting 6PM to 8PM
Bar Catelonia


STRANGE FRUIT, an evening of surrealist imagery and intense, earthy flavors.
For the eyes, we have curated a collection of work that mirrors the exotic and complex flavor of agave spirits. For the palate, Dulce Vida Spirits will offer complimentary tastings of their award-winning, 100% organic tequilas. Together, we create a sensory experience of smoke, brassy hues and exotic libations for the mind, mouth and body.


Participating Artists: Chad M. Weaver, Erica Geralds, Jack Bruml Norton, Matthew Tischler, Keziah Makoundou, Travis Poston, Yu Zhang

Cost: Free

Bar Catalonia | 206 West 41st Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

RADIANCE: After Hours at El Museo
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
To Wednesday, August 28, 2013
every Wednesday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
El Museo del Barrio

Every Wednesday this summer El Museo is staying up late with our resident DJ 5ifty5ive and Les Carbonell. Start the night off with gallery talks by artists in El Museo's 7th biennial exhibition La Bienal: HERE IS WHERE WE JUMP and stay for free gallery admission, music, dance, and performances.

Watch the sun set over Central Park from El Café's courtyard and dance to 5ifty5ive's mix of soul, afro beat, and house.
Admission: Free

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


 

August 6, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg | 90 min.)
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
8:00PM: Doors Open
8:30PM: Live Music
9:00PM: Film Begins
10:30PM: Q&A with Director Joe Swanberg
10:45 PM: After Party onsite, sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery
BAMcinématek Outdoors (Fort Greene, Brooklyn)

Rooftop and BAMcinemaFest present the latest from Joe Swanberg, who has rapidly developed a substantial body of intimate films about the nuances of communication. The star-studded "Drinking Buddies" takes his approach to a whole new level.

Tickets and more information: http://rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/drinking-buddies/

BAMcinématek Outdoors (Fort Greene, Brooklyn) | Fulton and Ashland Place


Another New York Cool Tip:

Ballet v6.0: BalletX
August 6 and 7 at 7:30pm
The Joyce Theater

BalletX unites world-class choreographers and dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. The vision of its award-winning founders and artistic directors, Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging experimentation while preserving rigorous technique. Evidenced by the company’s repertoire of over thirty world premieres, BalletX is committed to bringing the combined visions of nationally and internationally renowned artists to life and to cultivating a collective appetite for bold new dance.

Tickets start at $10. For more information or advance purchase visit www.joyce.org or call 212-242-0800.

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


 

August 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

GAYURANUS, THE MUSICAL
A Script in Hand reading
Monday, August 5, 2013, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
The Medicine Show Theatre

Gayuranus, the Musical at Medicine Show Theatre, A Script in Hand reading, Monday, August 5, 2013, 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Admission by contribution at The Medicine Show Theatre, 549 W. 52nd Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019.
Gayuranus, the Musical is about the only gay planet in the galaxies, where the struggle for marriage equality was won. The ultimate “neat” planet, where vital organs are available at the DNA department of RightAde. A planet where nobody ever dies because science is the natural law.

The story centers on Hubba Bubba, a 6 foot, 250 pound farm boy; captain of the cheerleaders squad at Gayuranian High, who joins the Marine Corp. and who is promptly kicked out for refusing to march in step. Upon returning home, Hubba forgoes nursing school, gets a job and decides to marry, for which his parents evict him from home. He is fired, arrested, beaten and condemned. Can Hubba sing his way off of the hot seat? His only hope being a lady lawyer from the Humane Society, Dr. Kha-Ching Lee and the science that condemned him.

The songs include, Gayuranus, Lying Ain’t Natural, I Don’t Have to Hide Anymore, Illegal Love, and the Chicken’s Song are featured. Performances are at Medicine Show Theatre, 549 W. 52nd Street, NY, NY 10019, in September, 2013. Dates to be announced.

Tickets available at door. Admission by contribution

The Medicine Show Theatre | 549 W. 52nd Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019.


Another New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
Richard III
August 1-17, 8:00 pm
Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets, Manhattan.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKING LOT
Art imitates life. With the bones of King Richard III having been found beneath an English parking lot, New York's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, a project of The Drillling Company, will present "Richard III," directed by Artistic Director Hamilton Clancy. Clancy says, "We have known for a long time that parking lots and Shakespeare were connected. Our intention is to bring Richard III back to life in a parking lot."

Free Admission
Info call 212-873-9050 or visit www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.com
Produced by The Drilling Theater


Municipal Parking Lot | Crner of Ludlow and Broome Streets | Manhattan.
(Subways: F to Delancey Street, walk one block south.)


 

August 4, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Summer Moon: A Night of Arabic Music and Oriental Dance
Sunday August 4, 2013
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
Drom

Featuring a five-piece Arabic band, local and international dancers, and Nany's NYC debut!

Nany, born in Alexandria, Egypt, is an elegantly musical, warm, and fun performer who began her Oriental dance career in Cairo starting in her mid-teens. During the 1990s, she was one of the most famous dancers in Cairo, performing in the city's prominent 5-star hotels and in two films. This performance marks her much-anticipated US debut.

The band will include Nabawy (accordion), Mohamed Abdullah (violin), Said Emam (tabla), Hany Khafagy (dof) – and introducing Ahmed Jumruk of Syria (keyboard and vocals).

Other performers will include Lena Helt of Sweden, Ranya Renée, and more!

Lena Helt is one of the best-known popular dancers/choreographers in all of Scandinavia. With her down-to-earth, charming, and flirtatious manner, her unofficial nickname is "the Shaabiya of Sweden." Two decades ago, Lena traveled to Egypt and started studying raqs sharqi with legends such as Suheir Zaki. Yousry Sharif and Lubna Eman are other teachers that have influenced her greatly.

VIP patron tickets: $50; VIP super patron tickets: $100

Purchasing a patron-level ticket helps to support the artists who bring you live traditional music and dance. Thank you! Patron ticket holders are eligible for VIP seating at the show (must e-mail or call in advance for seating choice).

Drom NYC | 85 Avenue A • New York, NY


Another New York Cool Tip:

Jack Wernick's
AZALEA PATH
Tuesday July 30 at 7:15PM
Friday August 2 at 8:45PM
Sunday August 4 at 4:30PM
Abingdon Theatre Complex

Jack Wernick Premieres “Azalea Path”, New Play About Sylvia Plath

Jack Wernick is a playwright and director whose work explores the conflicts of modern life in vivid language, with bold conflict and sardonic overtones. He is presenting his fourth New York stage production this year with the premiere of “Azalea Path”, a selection of the Midtown International Theatre Festival’s 14th season. His play commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of poet Sylvia Plath by conjuring an imaginary meeting between her and a childhood acquaintance. Plath’s spirit has returned to her childhood hometown of Winthrop, Massachusetts to visit her father’s grave and make peace with her turbulent past. During her visit, she encounters the spirit of a childhood acquaintance, also a wife and mother, who chose to abandon her promising classical singing career to raise a family in the suburbs. Plath’s visit also involves an encounter with a pair of radical feminists, which finds her struggling to reclaim her artistic legacy over her position as a feminist icon.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/27845

Abingdon Theatre Complex | 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor


 

August 3, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo's
Around the Block from El Museo Walking Tours
Saturdays June - August 31, 2013
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Departs from El Museo's Lobby

Join us for a walking tour of the neighborhood around El Museo. We'll explore El Barrio's vibrant public art, beautiful community gardens, rich cultural organizations, and diverse store fronts that have shaped East Harlem into the unique neighborhood it is today. The tour begins with El Museo del Barrio and its history and will continue on to include the Modesto Flores Community Garden, the Spirit of East Harlem mural, Justo Botanica, Graffiti Hall of Fame, and much more.

Tickets available for $15 online or at El Museo del Barrio. Space is limited; pre-purchase recommended. Tours meet in the lobby at El Museo del Barrio and leave promptly at 11:30am.
Reservations

PLEASE NOTE:
In the event of inclement weather, a guided tour of our galleries will be offered in lieu of the tour and you may reschedule to attend another available Around the Block tour at no extra charge.

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

Queens World Film Festival Free Summer Films
Saturday July 20 and August 3, 7:30 pm
78th Street Plaza


On Saturday July 20 and Saturday August 3 the Queens World Film Festival will partner with the Jackson Heights Green Alliance and will return to the 78th Street Plaza with a combination of local and international films, free to the public. Bring a chair, or a blanket, a picnic and a beverage or just pull up a piece of curb and enjoy films from around the world and around the corner. Films come from Spain, Italy, Belgium, Iran as well as from Astoria and Jackson Heights and all are at least PG 13.

This is a free event!
For more information about the Queens World Film Festival, go to www.queensworldfilmfestival.com

78th Street Plaza | 78th Street Plaza | 78th Street and 34th Ave.


 

August 2, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

TriBeCaStan
Harlem in the Himalayas Concerts
Friday, August 2nd. @ 7:00 PM
Rubin Museum

New York ethno-fusion collective TriBeCaStan will perform a rare acoustic concert on Friday, August 2 at the Rubin Museum, as part of the museum’s ongoing Harlem in the Himalayas Concert. The special all-acoustic performance, which will also provide a preview of the band’s fourth album due October 1, is being designed specifically for the museum’s intimate space.

TriBeCaStan (www.tribecastan.tv), one of contemporary music’s most eclectic bands, fuses diverse instruments from all over the world. The band’s fourth CD, NEW SONGS FROM THE OLD COUNTRY, will be released on October 1 from Evergreene Music. In addition to the special concert inspired by the Rubin’s collection of ethnic art, concertgoers are also invited to visit the museum’s galleries either before or after the performance with their tickets, and K2, the museum’s Friday night DJ lounge will be open and hosting happy hour from 6-7PM.


$20.00 in advance / $25.00 day of show
Museum Members: $18.00
For more information: http://www.rmanyc.org/events/load/2275


Rubin Museum | 150 W. 17 St., NYC 10011


Another New York Cool Tip:

Mohsen Namjoo
Friday August 2nd. Doors: 9:00 PM / Show: 9:30 PM
Drom

Hailed as “the Bob Dylan of Iran” by the New York Times, Mohsen Namjoo is a visionary artist who speaks for and touches the souls of today’s youth in Iran. Seamlessly blending the Classical with the M ...

$15

Drom | 85 Avenue A • New York, NY


New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
Meredith Danluck’s North of South, West of East
Friday, August 2nd
Live music begins at 8:30. Film begins at 9:00.
MetroTech Commons

On Friday, August 2nd, Rooftop Films presents an elaborate and innovative free screening of the celebrated multi-channel film, North of South, West of East, directed by Meredith Danluck. Four screens will surround the audience. Show will be preceded by live music.

Rooftop Films is excited to present this unique new film, which premiered to acclaim at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The format of this show is unlike any other—the audience will sit surrounded by four screens—to accommodate the larger-than-life format of Danluck’s work. Expansive events like these give Rooftop the opportunity to stretch the boundaries of traditional film screenings, and to work with ground-breaking filmmakers to create unforgettable cinematic experiences.

North of South, West of East is a unique cinematic event that tells four stories, but is one coherent film, with plots that are compelling, funny, twisted and insightful. A portrait of post-modern America (or “post-hope,” as Danluck describes it), the four cardinal directions of the title imply both a sprawling cross-continental landscape film and a film located exactly nowhere (where is “north of south”?). The four characters represent archetypes of American struggle: the auto-worker (Ben Foster) and the cowboy (James Penfold), the out-of-work actress (Sue Galloway) and the hustling immigrant (Erik Quintana). Each are comically out of step with the times, stumbling into epiphanies. Galloway’s disarmingly dim-witted ways lead her on a misguided Mary Kay makeup mission, but when she’s literally run off the road, she discovers her inner sassiness. Foster’s gas-huffing grease monkey is clearly looking to delude himself, but uncovers within the underbelly of Americana a genuine weirdness he could never fantasize.

Inspired equally by late-night television and avant-garde cinema, in dividing the viewer’s attention Danluck creates an experience that is fragmented and ephemeral, fitting for the story’s themes. Like the characters on their road trips, the audience has agency in their choices — but you’re just as likely to disappear into your lifelong dream as you are to get smacked in the face with cold French fries. Either way, it could only happen here, wherever here is, in America.

Admission is free and event is open to the public.
For more information visit:
http://rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/north-of-south-west-of-east/

MetroTech Commons | 5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201



August 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
Richard III
August 1-17, 8:00 pm
Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets, Manhattan.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKING LOT
Art imitates life. With the bones of King Richard III having been found beneath an English parking lot, New York's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, a project of The Drillling Company, will present "Richard III," directed by Artistic Director Hamilton Clancy. Clancy says, "We have known for a long time that parking lots and Shakespeare were connected. Our intention is to bring Richard III back to life in a parking lot."

Free Admission
Info call 212-873-9050 or visit www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.com
Produced by The Drilling Theater


Municipal Parking Lot | Crner of Ludlow and Broome Streets | Manhattan.
(Subways: F to Delancey Street, walk one block south.)


 

July 31, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

MIC CHECK Wednesdays
July 31st @ 7PM
Drom

**MIC CHECK WEDNESDAYS TALENT SHOWCASE on With MC'S * SINGERS * SPOKEN WORD * COMEDIANS * MUSICIANS ---- *MUSIC ORCHESTRATED BY: HOT 97'S OWN DJ SPYNFO!! FROM THE BIG DAWG PITBULLS!!!

Tickets 15

Drom NYC |85 Avenue A • New York, NY


Another New York Cool Tip:

RADIANCE: After Hours at El Museo
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
To Wednesday, August 28, 2013
every Wednesday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
El Museo del Barrio

Every Wednesday this summer El Museo is staying up late with our resident DJ 5ifty5ive and Les Carbonell. Start the night off with gallery talks by artists in El Museo's 7th biennial exhibition La Bienal: HERE IS WHERE WE JUMP and stay for free gallery admission, music, dance, and performances.

Watch the sun set over Central Park from El Café's courtyard and dance to 5ifty5ive's mix of soul, afro beat, and house.
Admission: Free

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


 

July 30, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Jack Wernick's
AZALEA PATH
Tuesday July 30 at 7:15PM
Friday August 2 at 8:45PM
Sunday August 4 at 4:30PM
Abingdon Theatre Complex

Jack Wernick Premieres “Azalea Path”, New Play About Sylvia Plath

Jack Wernick is a playwright and director whose work explores the conflicts of modern life in vivid language, with bold conflict and sardonic overtones. He is presenting his fourth New York stage production this year with the premiere of “Azalea Path”, a selection of the Midtown International Theatre Festival’s 14th season. His play commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of poet Sylvia Plath by conjuring an imaginary meeting between her and a childhood acquaintance. Plath’s spirit has returned to her childhood hometown of Winthrop, Massachusetts to visit her father’s grave and make peace with her turbulent past. During her visit, she encounters the spirit of a childhood acquaintance, also a wife and mother, who chose to abandon her promising classical singing career to raise a family in the suburbs. Plath’s visit also involves an encounter with a pair of radical feminists, which finds her struggling to reclaim her artistic legacy over her position as a feminist icon.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/27845

Abingdon Theatre Complex | 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor


 

July 29, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Pilobolus
Tuesday 7:30pm
Wednesday 7:30pm
Thursday 8pm
Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Monday 7:30pm
Sunday (Aug 4 only) 2pm
July 9-August 4
The Joyce Theater

Pilobolus presents two new and exciting works for the upcoming season. Trish Sie, whose last collaborations with Pilobolus birthed the wildly popular works All Is Not Lost (2011) and Skyscrapers (2012), both set to songs of the same names by the alternative rock group OK Go, teams up with the company for Licks, a high-octane romp, full of raw energy and berserk horseplay. For the company’s second premiere, esc, Pilobolus collaborates with international superstars of trickery, Penn & Teller, resulting in the ultimate in gripping, do-not-try-this-at-home choreography. The season also features many favorite works from the company’s more than forty years of inventive repertory.

Tickets start at $10. For more information or advance purchase visit www.joyce.org or call 212-242-0800.

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




July 28, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Fête Paradiso
World’s First Festival of Vintage French Carnival Rides and Carousels
July 6 - September 29, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Weekends only)
Governors Island, NYC

Fête Paradiso, the world’s first festival of vintage French carnival rides and carousels, makes its American debut on Governors Island. The rare, museum-quality collection, including a full carnival of attractions from the late 19th and early 20th century, such as carousels, flying swings and a pipe organ, is available for the public to ride and enjoy. A bumper car pavilion from 1900 has been transformed into a beer garden, and food reminiscent of a French carnival will be served.

Fête Paradiso will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Fête Paradiso will run from July 6 – September 29.

Admission is free; rides cost only $3.00 each.

Free ferries will run to Governors Island from Manhattan and Brooklyn.
For more information, visit FeteParadiso.com.

Visitors from Manhattan should take the ferry from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets. Ferries leave at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and every half hour after until 7 p.m. Return ferries to Manhattan leave every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the last ferry departing Governors Island at 7 p.m.

Visitors from Brooklyn should take the ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. Ferries run back and forth every hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Visitors to the Island can also take the East River Ferry Service for $4. For a full schedule of the East River Ferry and for fare information, visit http://www.nywaterway.com/erf-home.aspx.

Governors Island, New York City




July 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE
Starting Friday July 19, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30pm.
Snapple Theater Center

Returning after extended runs at the New York International Fringe Festival Encore Series and Off Broadway’s SoHo Playhouse, The New Colony’s award-winning 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE will play the Snapple Theater Center’s Anne L. Bernstein Theater (210 West 50th Street at the corner of Broadway, New York City). Hailed by Ben Brantley of the New York Times for its “raw and magnetic dementia [which] seems destined for a cult following,” and given four stars by Time Out which called it "sharp, smart and hysterically funny," the play returns for a special three performance Pride Weekend engagement June 27 to June 29, 2013.

5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE will play a special Pride Week engagement at the Snapple Theater Center’s Anne L. Bernstein Theater on Thursday June 27 at 8:00pm, and Friday and Saturday June 28 and 29 at 10:30pm. Starting Friday July 19, performances will continue at the Snapple Theater Center on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30pm.

Tickets, which range from $25 - $60, are on sale today at the Snapple Theater Center box office and go on sale at Ticketmaster.com on Tuesday June 18. For tickets and more information, please visit: www.SnappleTheater.com. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/5quiches or www.snappletheater.com.

Snapple Theater Center’s Anne L. Bernstein Theater | 210 West 50th Street
At the corner of Broadway, New York City


New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
INDUSTRIANCE ™: Black Out (Short Films)
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Live music
9:00PM: Film Begins
11:00PM–12:30AM: Reception in courtyard
Saturday, July 27
On the roof of the Old American Can Factory


Hanging on to old habits, hoping for new means, humanity begets change through technology and industry, labor and artistry. A striking program of short films, including Eva Weber’s illuminating documentary Black Out.

More info and RSVP: http://rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/industriance--black-out-short-films/

On the roof of the Old American Can Factory |
232 3rd St. @ 3rd Ave. (Gowanus/Park Slope, Brooklyn)


July 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

L. S. Goldberg's
Yesterday Iran/Today Iraq
Wednesday, July 24 at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Midtown International Theatre Festival
Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (Abingdon Performing Arts Complex)


Based on letters from World War II veterans and conversations with Iraq War veterans, Yesterday Iran/Today Iraq tells a story about war, the impact of the past on the present, censorship, and the generational and technological divide. On the eve of his first deployment to Iraq, Pvt. Steven "Stippy" Goodman discovers a mysterious box of letters from his grandfather. A topical play occurring at a time when soldiers are returning from protracted fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, Yesterday Iran/Today Iraq affords an opportunity for us to thank all the soldiers--past and present. An AEA approved showcase, this production is presented by the Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) and features Andrew Hutcheson* and Blake Williams. The production team has created a unique treasure hunt of clues about the play at www.facebook.com/yesterdayiran. Facebook followers can guess the significance of the clues and the individual who correctly guesses the greatest number of clues will be given an award at the end of the play's run. Clues may also be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/YITIplay and Tumblr at http://yesterday-iran-today-iraq.tumblr.com/. For those individuals or companies who would like to support this production they may learn more about it at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/yesterday-iran-today-iraq.

*Member of Actors Equity Association

Ticket Information:
Tickets may be purchased through www.midtownfestival.org or call 866-811-4111. Go to the following links to get tickets:
Ticket Price: $15. For more information or advance purchase visit online:
Wednesday, 7/24 at 9:30 p.m. www.dft.ba/-YITI24
Thursday, 7/25 at 6:00 p.m. www.dft.ba/-YITI25
Friday, 7/26 at 7:30 p.m. www.dft.ba/-YITI26
By going to the play's Facebook site www.facebook.com/yesterdayiran, you may be directed to purchase tickets.

Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (Abingdon Performing Arts Complex) | 312 West 36th Street, 1st floor
(between Eighth and Ninth Avenues)
New York, New York




 

July 25, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
Thursday, July 25
8:00PM: Doors open and reception sponsored by Red Stripe
8:30PM: Live Music
9:00PM: Film Begins
10:30PM: Q&A with director Shannon Plumb
Towheads (Shannon Plumb | New York, NY | 86 min.)
On the roof of Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts


A harried New York mother struggling as an artist searches for a happy (if slightly unhin
ged) hybrid of the two. In her debut feature, Shannon Plumb’s charming Chaplin-like characters light up the screen with visual playfulness.

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/towheads/

On the roof of Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts | 143 Waverly Avenue
@ Myrtle Avenue (Clinton Hill, Brooklyn)

 


Another New York Cool Tip:

ISLE OF KLEZBOS
PERFORMS AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM'S
SUMMERNIGHTS SERIES
THURSDAY, JULY 25 @ 7PM
The Jewish Museum

The all-women's klezmer sextet Isle of Klezbos will perform on Thursday, July 25 as the final concert in The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights series. Isle of Klezbos plays imaginative versions of eclectic Eastern European-rooted Jewish folk music, Yiddish swing and tango. This event also includes an open bar with wine and light refreshments. Doors open at 7pm, and the concert begins at 7:30pm.

July 25 concert tickets are $15 for the general public; $12 for students and seniors; and $10 for Jewish Museum members. Visit TheJewishMuseum.org/summernights to purchase tickets online. For additional information, the public may call 212.423.3337. An infrared assistive listening system for people who are hard of hearing is available for programs in the Museum's S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Auditorium.


The Jewish Museum | Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.


 

July 24, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Rules @ Play
Wednesday July 24th. 1PM-2PM
The Joyce Theater

Join Pilobolus for Rules @ Play, their lively, interactive show created specifically for a youth audience. This fun, educational and witty performance is cool and captivating for kids and adults of all ages. Rules @ Play demonstrates that rules are not the drag that everybody thinks them to be. Through the performance of four fan favorite dances, and audience engagement on and off stage, Pilobolus dancers show that rules are in fact important tools that challenge and spark creativity. The show includes Walklyndon, Pseudopodia, The Transformation, and All Is Not Lost.
In New York City for ONE DAY ONLY. July 24, 2013 at 1PM, The Joyce Theater

Founded in 1971, Pilobolus has built its fervent and expanding international following by showing the human body to be the most expressive, universal, and magical of media. Pilobolus maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shapeshifting, shadowplay and other explorations, while actively collaborating with the best and brightest minds from all conceivable professions the world over. The results of these collaborations has proven amazing feats can be achieved, and Pilobolus has been recognized for its developments in dance and multimedia art. Based in Washington Depot, Connecticut, in recent years Pilobolus has transformed from avant-garde dance company into an international entertainment brand featured on the likes of Oprah, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the Academy Awards. The company has explored worlds as disparate as advertising, publishing, film, and music videos (Pilobolus was nominated for a 2012 Grammy® Award for the video for OK Go’s “All Is Not Lost”). Pilobolus achieves all this without ever losing sight of their core mission: to make art that builds community.

Tickets $10 (child), $59 (adult)

For more information visit the show website: www.joyce.org/performancestickets/calendar_detail.php?event=492&theater=1

The Joyce Theater | 175 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10011



Another New York Cool Tip:

El Museo Film Screening
El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm
El Teatro

Using El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem (Dir. Andrew Padilla, 28mins, Documentary, 2012) as a point of departure, we will host a neighborhood forum on arts & culture-related development in El Barrio, gentrification, and how to make proposed developments more equitable.

Admission: Free
Reservations

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


 

July 23, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Euripides'
HIPPOLYTUS
Tues. July 23 at 6PM
Wed. July 24 at 6PM
Thurs. July 25 at 6PM
Sat. July 27 at 5PM
See Locations Below


Now in its 5th year, American Thymele Theatre’s NYC Euripides Free Summer Festival Series presents HIPPLOYTUS from July 23 thru 27. Outdoor performances will be held at the East River Park Amphitheatre (Tues. 7/23 and Wed. 7/24), the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park (Thurs. 7/25) and Theatre 777 (Sat. 7/27). Stephen Diacrussi directs a brilliant cast of 22 headed by Amina Camille, Maite Uzal, Matthew Cavender, Maia Karo, Gregory L. Wilson, Gavin Rohrer, Reet Roos Varnik, and Shawn Patrick Gianella. Hippolytus, a celibate prince worships Artemis, virgin Goddess of Huntingand rejects Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. Furious at the slight, Aphrodite takes revenge by causing Hippolytus' stepmother Phaedra to fall in love with him; a love so fierce that its consequences are shattering.

Written by Jon Freda. Directed by Eren T. Gibson

All performances are free to the public, no reservations required. For the Theater 777 performance go to www.Smarttix.com or call (212) 868-4444 or: www.AmericanThymeleTheatre.Yolasite.com.

East River Park Amphitheatre on Tues. July 23 and Wed. July 24 at 6PM (FDR Drive overpass-Grand Street exit betw.Cherry St. and Jackson St.)

Naumburg Bandshell on on Thurs. July 25 at 6PM (Central Park Mall - enter at 72nd St./C.P.W. or 72nd St. and 5th Ave.)

Theatre 777 on Sat. July 27 at 5PM (777 Eighth Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets)



Another New York Cool Tip:

Sophia Romma's
The Past is Still Ahead
Tuesday July23rd. 6pm
Saturday July27th. 2pm
Sunday July28th.8:30pm
The Jewel Box Theater

"The Past Is Still Ahead" premiered at the legendary Mayakovsky Academic Art Theater in Moscow on April 25, 2007, directed by François Rochaix (of Théâtre de Carouge, Geneva) and Yuri Joffe (of the Mayakovsky Academic Art Theater). Its American debut was presented by The Past is Stilll Ahead, Inc. at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2007, directed by François Rochaix and Ms. Romma for a two-week run. That production starred Yelena Romanova, a Russian actress of theater and film, as the famous poet and featured other actors from the Mayakovsky Academic Art Theater. Subsequently, the piece was presented at Théâtre de Carouge in Geneva (2008), at the JCC in Manhattan in 2008, at the Millennium Theatre in Brooklyn, NY, at the Pushkin House in London, England and at Oxford University in 2009. This is the play's first performance with an all-American cast.

Tickets $15, box office: www.midtownfestival.org/Ovation Tix 866-811-4111.
Show's website: www.sophiamurashkovsky.com

The Jewel Box Theater | 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC



July 22, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Boxcutters in Brown Town
Artwork by Conrad Carlson
Exhibition: July 3 through 31, 2013
Fuse Gallery

Obsessed with the dirty, used and brown world of cardboard box imagery,
Conrad Carlson scours the streets of New York City in search of this urban
debris. He especially prefers poorly printed, off-register and warped
lettering and designs to integrate into his art. The deficiency of the
original cardboard renders each of Carlson¹s pieces uniquely nuanced. It is
beautiful distressed garbage that is re-contextualized and abstracted beyond
recognition, yielding a world of confusing symbolism, awkward creatures and
mesmerizing design via collage and sculpture.

Self-taught artist Conrad Carlson produces a myriad of objects mostly out of
garbage ¬ static and kinetic, ride-able and crash-able, legal and illegal.
Whether it's mutant bikes with his Black Label Bicycle Club, odd weirdo
graffiti with his vandal friends, art and installations for galleries and
other white boxes, or a dance party in an abandoned building it is all in
the name of fun and making the world more interesting. He has shown in
Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Paris, Venice, Brooklyn and
Manhattan. Conrad dropped out of college to pursue a creative life, landed
in Brooklyn 14 years ago and is also known as Dj Dirtyfinger, ass motivator
general. This is his first solo show in New York City.

³Boxcutters in Brown Town² artwork by Conrad Carlson runs July 3 through
July 31, 2013, at Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave
stop on the F), NYC, NY. The opening reception, on Wednesday July 3, from 7
to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Fuse
Gallery at 212.777.7988 or fusegall@fusegallerynyc.com.

Fuse Gallery | 93 2nd Avenue | Between 5th & 6th Streets


July 21, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Site-Specific Immersive Performance Examines the Heart
4CHAMBERS
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM, 4 PM & 5:30 PM
July 6 - 21
Officers House 15 on Governors Island

Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects invites audiences to experience their hearts from the inside out with the world premiere of 4CHAMBERS. Created, directed and choreographed by Jody Oberfelder, this site-specific blend of dance, theater, film and visual installation runs July 6 - 21 at Officers House 15 on Governors Island.

4CHAMBERS is a sensorial journey into the human heart. Officers' House 15 on Governor's Island has been transformed into an intimate performance space with corridors that function as arteries and veins leading to four discrete performance chambers. Guided by six cast members, an audience of 12 circulates through the space, monitoring their own hearts throughout this interactive multimedia performance.

All performances are free with a suggested donation of $25. For reservations, email mercedes@jodyoberfelder.com on or after June 3.

The free Governors Island Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan -- accessible from?1 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; R to Whitehall St. Station. Ferries leave at 10 AM, 11 AM and then every half hour. From Brooklyn, free ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue beginning at 11 AM. Ferries run every 20 minutes. Visitors to the Island can also take the East River Ferry Service for $4. For a full schedule of the East River Ferry and for fare information visit www.nywaterway.com.
visit www.jodyoberfelder.com.


Officers House 15 | Governors Island.




July 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Queens World Film Festival Free Summer Films
Saturday July 20 and August 3, 7:30 pm
78th Street Plaza


On Saturday July 20 and Saturday August 3 the Queens World Film Festival will partner with the Jackson Heights Green Alliance and will return to the 78th Street Plaza with a combination of local and international films, free to the public. Bring a chair, or a blanket, a picnic and a beverage or just pull up a piece of curb and enjoy films from around the world and around the corner. Films come from Spain, Italy, Belgium, Iran as well as from Astoria and Jackson Heights and all are at least PG 13.

This is a free event!
For more information about the Queens World Film Festival, go to www.queensworldfilmfestival.com

78th Street Plaza | 78th Street Plaza | 78th Street and 34th Ave.


Another New York Cool Tip:



Another New York Cool Tip:

Plastic Art for a Healthy Ocean
Saturday, July 20. 7:30 pm until late
Bushwick Coffee House

Come out to celebrate the oceans this Saturday in Bushwick at the "Plastic Art for a Healthy Ocean" art and music event. Ocean-inspired art work will be on display at the Bushwick Coffee House on Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 pm, followed by musical performances by Brooklyn's the Sea Monsters, KNTRLR and Janet LaBelle starting at 9pm. Hosted by the NYC based What You Can Do web and TV series produced by On the Leesh Productions, the event draws attention to the threat of plastic to our oceans, and our power to address the problem with creative solutions. What You Can Do spotlights easy and powerful ways to help solve important issues from ocean pollution to hunger, one minute at a time. To learn more about What You Can Do, visit: http://www.whatyoucando.com

Admission free at 7:30 pm, $10 starting at 9 pm. For more information, visit: http://whatyoucandoseries.blogspot.com/2013/07/call-for-entries-plastic-art-for.html

Bushwick Coffee House | 44 Wilson Ave. Brooklyn, NY

 


July 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

“UNIQLO Free Friday Nights” at the Museum of Modern Art
May 3, 2013 – Through End of Year 4:00PM-8:00PM
11 W 53rd St New York, NY 10019

“UNIQLO Free Friday Nights” at the Museum of Modern Art launches on May 3, 2013, and the first 1,000 visitors that night will receive a special, complimentary UNIQLO tote bag. UNIQLO is now a proud, exclusive sponsor of MoMA’s Friday night free admission program which takes place 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., every Friday, throughout the year. Since the program launched in 2004, nearly three million visitors have enjoyed free admission and increased accessibility to MoMA’s exhibitions, film screenings and The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.

http://www.uniqlo.com/us/

Museum of Modern Art | 11 W 53rd St New York, NY 10019


Another New York Cool Tip:

Pilobolus
Tuesday 7:30pm
Wednesday 7:30pm
Thursday 8pm
Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Monday 7:30pm
Sunday (Aug 4 only) 2pm
July 9-August 4
The Joyce Theater

Pilobolus presents two new and exciting works for the upcoming season. Trish Sie, whose last collaborations with Pilobolus birthed the wildly popular works All Is Not Lost (2011) and Skyscrapers (2012), both set to songs of the same names by the alternative rock group OK Go, teams up with the company for Licks, a high-octane romp, full of raw energy and berserk horseplay. For the company’s second premiere, esc, Pilobolus collaborates with international superstars of trickery, Penn & Teller, resulting in the ultimate in gripping, do-not-try-this-at-home choreography. The season also features many favorite works from the company’s more than forty years of inventive repertory.

Tickets start at $10. For more information or advance purchase visit www.joyce.org or call 212-242-0800.

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


 

July 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Pictures Party
JULY 18 8pm to 11pm.
JEWISH MUSEUM

The Jewish Museum presents Pictures Party on Thursday, July 18 from 8pm to 11pm. Partygoers will dance to music from punk to pop at a 1980s-inspired night with the post-punk band People at Parties and a DJ set by Tanlines. This entertaining evening is part of The Wind Up, a popular series of after-hours events with art, music, performance, drinks, and socializing , and is inspired by the Museum's current exhibition, Jack Goldstein × 10,000. Attendees will also enjoy guided tours of Jack Goldstein × 10,000 at 8:30pm and 9:30pm; interactive art making; refreshing summer treats; and an open bar with beer and wine. Beer courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing Company.

Tickets for the July 18 event are $12 in advance; $15 day of event. For further information, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets for this program can be purchased online at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/TheWindUp.

The Jewish Museum | Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan.


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New York Cool Tip:

 

July 17, 2013

El Museo's
Gallery Talk
Artists Talk Sources:
Yijun (PIXY) Liao, Daniel Ballesteros, Tonatiuh Pellizzi and Risa Puno
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Las Galerías


Come hear about the focus of inspiration and sources for recent works from LA BIENAL 2013 artists Tonatiuh Pellizzi and Risa Puno, as well as En Foco's New Works #16 artists Yijun(Pixy) Liao and Daniel Ballesteros.

Admission: Free
Reservations

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


 

July 16, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Slash Coleman “The Bohemian Love Dairies” Book Launch
Tuesday July 16th. 6PM – 9PM
The Gallery at LPR

The Gallery at LPR will host award-winning playwright/PBS producer Slash Coleman and a panel of failed love experts on July 16, 2013 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The event honors the release of Coleman’s memoir/ solo show “The Bohemian Love Diaries” (Lyons Press) and will include performances by the author, special guests, a panel discussion on the cure for failed love, and a book signing. The event will be emceed by renowned physical comedy duo The Donovan Ensemble and evening panelists include: comedienne Sarah Elizabeth Greer (Winner of 2012 Best Comedy at United Solofest), Ira Gamerman (host of “Dangerously Unqualified: A Podcast About Love”), award-winning performance artist Emleigh Wolf as Umberto MacDougal, and photographer Mo Gelber and his blow-up girlfriend Rivka.

Tickets Free. For more information visit http://www.lepoissonrouge.com/lpr_events/slash-coleman-bohemian-love-diaries-book-signing-july-16th-2013/ or call (212) 505-3474

The Gallery at LPR | 158 Bleecker Street | New York, NY 10012


 

July 15, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Sans Diego Film Shorts Screenings
Monday, July 15th at 8pm
The Producers Club


Sans Diego Film Shorts is excited to present the inaugural Sans Diego Film Shorts Screenings. This free evening of independent, original, short films will be screened on Monday, July 15 at 8pm in Times Square/Hell’s Kitchen, NYC.

The Sans Diego Film Shorts Screenings will present work by:

Ron Barba & Patrick Davis: “King of the List LA”
Evan Borja: “OTZI”
Steven Cartoccio: “Concrete Jungle
Nyle Cavazos Garcia: “A Long Road
Ping Lai: “Dinner for Two”
Richard O’Connor: “Christmas Day”
Robert Zegarra: “A Chicken in a Cathouse”
Jorge Zeraba: “Cycles”

Admission: Free. For more information or to reserve a seat, please visit
http://sansdiegofilmshorts.wix.com/screenings

The Producers Club | 358 W. 44th Street NYC (near 9th Avenue)




July 14, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Celebrate Bastille Day Today With FIAF!
Sunday, July 14, from 12–5pm
60th Street between Lexington Avenue and Fifth Avenue, NYC
Free and Open to the Public


Celebrate all things French at FIAF's legendary Bastille Day fête, offering fun for the whole family with an afternoon of food, culture, and entertainment.

Enjoy a selection of fine French wine, beer, cocktails, and cheese at FIAF's popular tastings. Treat yourself to our first ever Bastille Day Banquet, a festive gourmet meal created by the celebrated Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. Try your luck in the Prize Drawing for a chance to win trips to Paris & Provence, Saint Barts, and New Orleans, along with other fantastic prizes. Tasting, Banquet, and Prize Drawing tickets are available at the FIAF Information Booths.

Dance to the bustling sounds of the Hungry March Band, admire fabulous Can-Can dancers, shop the French-themed market for artisinal treats from over 70 vendors, play games en français with your kids, take a free French class, and much more!

Don't forget to participate in the Bastille Day Twitter Challenge for a chance to win a two-night stay at the Solé East Resort in the Hamptons.

Download the day's program here, and visit bastilledayny.com for complete details.

Come over and explore the many attractions that await!


Another New York Cool Tip:

Expiration Date
Thurs. July 11 at 8:30PM
Fri. July 12 at 6:30PM
Sat. July 13 at 6:30PM
Sun. July 14 at 6:30PM
Sun. July 21 at 2PM
59E59 Theatres

EXPIRATION DATE, a futuristic serio-comic play by Rose-Marie Brandwein will be presented as part of the East to Edinburgh Festival at 59 E 59 Theaters starting July 11 prior to its engagement at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival . Cheryl King directs a seasoned cast that includes Jean Brookner* Andrew Rothkin*, KC Weakly, Dara O’ Brien* and Emil Keller*. (*Member of Actors Equity) The year is 2113 and technological advancements have made it possible to extend life forever. Mildred, a former average American housewife who has reached the milestone age of 150 is being given a birthday party by her son, but at the same time he reminds her that at this milestone age, a compulsory decision enforced by the government makes it necessary to transition into another life form or simply disappear into ether. What would you do?

Tickets are $18 and $12.60 for 59E59 members and are available at
https://www.ticketcentral.com/59e59/Online/default.asp?doWork::WSconten
t::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=D10863AD-A30! or call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200

59E59 Theatres | 59 East 59th Street between Madison and Park, Theaters B and C)


Another New York Cool Tip:

"Buried Child"
July 11 - August 3, 2013
Aaron Davis Hall

Actor Khalil Kain, who is known for edgy character roles on film and for the TV series "Girlfriends," will make his stage directing debut with Sam Shepard's "Buried Child," to be presented by Aaron Davis Hall as an Equity LORT/LOA production from July 11 to August 3. The production uses a multi-racial cast to reinterpret the underlying symbols of Shepard's landmark play, in which the misfortunes of a Midwestern farming family reveal both the demise and endurance of the American Dream.

Tickets $25, $10 for students.
Box office (212) 650-6900, www.adhatccny.org


Aaron Davis Hall | 135 Street and Convent Avenue


July 13, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
Brasslands (Meerkat Media Collective | Brooklyn, NY | 86 min.)
Saturday, July 13 (FREE)
6:00PM Doors Open
6:30PM Four live brass bands! Zlatne Uste, Slavic Soul Party!, Inspector Gadje and Raya Brass Band--create the experience of being enveloped in the frenetic energy of competing bands.
8:30PM Film Begins
Brookfield Place (Formerly World Financial Center)

A testament to the glorious power of music to bring people together, Rooftop takes you straight to the heart of Balkan music with this kinetic documentary and our own brass music festival accompanying the film.

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/brasslands/

Brookfield Place (Formerly World Financial Center) | 220 Vesey Street, Manhattan


July 12, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

"Cymbeline" (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot)
July 11 to 27, 2013
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets, Manhattan. (Subways: F to Delancey Street, walk one block south.)

Hamilton Clancy, Artistic Director of The Drilling Company, chose "Cymbeline" as the opening show of the 2013 season of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot because it portrays a divided world that is magically healed. The play is a hopeful fable to invoke at a time when the world seems so irrevocably torn, with our own country so polarized and the Middle East ripping itself apart in hopeless religious conflicts. Performances will be July 11 to 27 in the Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets.

Free admission.


Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets, Manhattan. (Subways: F to Delancey Street, walk one block south.)


July 11, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Floanne: Edith Piaf Alive @ Joe's Pub
Thursday, July 11 at 7:30PM (door opens at 6PM)
Joe's Pub

Spend Bastille Week, with the French chanteuse and songstress Floanne. This year she will be presenting her solo musical play «Edith Piaf Alive,» returning for the third time at Joe’s Pub on Thursday, July 11 at 7:30PM. In this theatrical performance that mixes song and acting, she will offer a personal look to the legendary French singer, embodying her poignant music and Bohemian lifestyle. Floanne invites her muse to share the stage and speak for herself, 50 years after her tragic passing at age 47. Bastille Day is the French independence national holiday, the perfect time to indulge in your French fashion.

Tickets $20 + $12 drink/food minimum

Joe's Pub | 425 Lafayette Street
(Astor Place)


 

July 10, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


Cobi Moules, Untitled (Lake McDonald), 2013, Oil on canvas, 21 x 41 in / 53 x 104 cm

"SUMMER SESSION"
GROUP EXHIBITION
Opening Reception
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 6 - 8pm
July 10 - August 17, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am- 6pm
Lyons Wier Gallery


Featuring: Chrisa Biddy, James Gortner, Greg Haberny, David Lyle, Jason A. Maas, Anthony Mastromatteo, Bobby Mathieson, Andy Mister, Cobi Moules, Aaron Nagel, Tim Okamura, James Rieck, Cayce Zavaglia.

LYONS WIER GALLERY | 542 West 24th Street, New York, 10011
Tel: +1 212 242 6220
gallery@lyonswiergallery.com
www.lyonswiergallery.com


Another New York Cool Tip:

Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories Behind the Headlines
Wednesday, July 10th at 7:30pm
Brooklyn Brewery

With unpublished work from the world's top photographers, Michael Kamber's new book Photojournalists on War features a groundbreaking visual and oral history of America's nine-year conflict in the Middle East.

Join us for a dialogue on the shocking and heroic actions taken by journalists in covering the war, featuring:

Michael Kamber: Pulitzer-prize nominated writer and photojournalist, NY Times chief photographer in Baghdad in 2007, author of Photojournalists on War
Steve Hindy: Co-founder of The Brooklyn Brewery, former AP foreign correspondent

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased here. Ticket includes admission and a free Brooklyn Brewery beer. All proceeds from the events in this series benefit RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues).

Brooklyn Brewery | 79 N. 11th Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

PLAYDATE! with the Pinker Tones
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm
El Teatro | El Museo del Barrio

Enjoy the summer vacation with your kids at "Playdate!" with the Pinker Tones, a bilingual storytelling performance and see what happens when Flor, from New York, and Rolf, from Barcelona, meet in the Caribbean and their adventures along the way. Families can also enjoy art making, music, and dancing.

Admission: Free
Click here to RSVP.

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



 

July 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Summer Sparks Festival
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm from 6/25/13 to 8/20/13
Pier 63, Hudson River Park

CourseHorse will host SUMMER SPARKS, the city's first summer learning festival, Tuesday evenings from June 25 - Aug 20, 2013. Free, one-of-a-kind classes will be held in diverse topics from iPhone photography, juggling, and salsa dancing, to origami and kimchi making, banjo, improv and more! Held outdoors at beautiful Pier 63 in Hudson River Park in Chelsea, SUMMER SPARKS will celebrate the creative energy of the city while inspiring New Yorkers to learn something new this summer. Classes will be professionally instructed by leading instructors and will be open to all skill levels. Only curiosity is required.

Tickets free but limited and must be booked in advance. Register at: http://coursehorse.com/summer-sparks-classes-nyc


Pier 63 | Hudson River Park (at W. 23rd)


 

July 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
Bending Steel (David Carroll | USA | 90 min.)
Monday, July 8 (FRE7:30PM Music by the Coney Island Dancers
8:30PM Live performance by strongmen Adam RealMan and Chris "Hairculese" Rider
9:00PM Film Begins
On the beach at Coney Island


Rooftop fittingly brings to Coney Island this emotional documentary about pint-sized powerhouse Chris Schoeck, a man searching within himself for a true old time carnival strongman. Adam RealMan and Chris 'Hairculese' Rider will be on hand warming up the crowd for the Coney Island premiere of Bending Steel with their unique brand of strongman and sideshow entertainment.

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/bending-steel/

On the beach at Coney Island | 3059 West 12th Street, Brooklyn




July 7, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Site-Specific Immersive Performance Examines the Heart
4CHAMBERS
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM, 4 PM & 5:30 PM
July 6 - 21
Officers House 15 on Governors Island

Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects invites audiences to experience their hearts from the inside out with the world premiere of 4CHAMBERS. Created, directed and choreographed by Jody Oberfelder, this site-specific blend of dance, theater, film and visual installation runs July 6 - 21 at Officers House 15 on Governors Island.

4CHAMBERS is a sensorial journey into the human heart. Officers' House 15 on Governor's Island has been transformed into an intimate performance space with corridors that function as arteries and veins leading to four discrete performance chambers. Guided by six cast members, an audience of 12 circulates through the space, monitoring their own hearts throughout this interactive multimedia performance.

All performances are free with a suggested donation of $25. For reservations, email mercedes@jodyoberfelder.com on or after June 3.

The free Governors Island Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan -- accessible from?1 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; R to Whitehall St. Station. Ferries leave at 10 AM, 11 AM and then every half hour. From Brooklyn, free ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue beginning at 11 AM. Ferries run every 20 minutes. Visitors to the Island can also take the East River Ferry Service for $4. For a full schedule of the East River Ferry and for fare information visit www.nywaterway.com.
visit www.jodyoberfelder.com.


Officers House 15 | Governors Island.


 

July 6, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Fête Paradiso
World’s First Festival of Vintage French Carnival Rides and Carousels
July 6 - September 29, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Weekends only)
Governors Island, NYC

Fête Paradiso, the world’s first festival of vintage French carnival rides and carousels, makes its American debut on Governors Island. The rare, museum-quality collection, including a full carnival of attractions from the late 19th and early 20th century, such as carousels, flying swings and a pipe organ, is available for the public to ride and enjoy. A bumper car pavilion from 1900 has been transformed into a beer garden, and food reminiscent of a French carnival will be served.

Fête Paradiso will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Fête Paradiso will run from July 6 – September 29.

Admission is free; rides cost only $3.00 each.

Free ferries will run to Governors Island from Manhattan and Brooklyn.
For more information, visit FeteParadiso.com.

Visitors from Manhattan should take the ferry from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets. Ferries leave at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and every half hour after until 7 p.m. Return ferries to Manhattan leave every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the last ferry departing Governors Island at 7 p.m.

Visitors from Brooklyn should take the ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. Ferries run back and forth every hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Visitors to the Island can also take the East River Ferry Service for $4. For a full schedule of the East River Ferry and for fare information, visit http://www.nywaterway.com/erf-home.aspx.

Governors Island, New York City


July 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Wave Hill House
Welcome Home Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, July 6 & 7

Wave Hill House reopens to visitors this festive weekend, after a two-year renovation of this historic mansion. Built as a country home, Wave Hill House has a distinguished history that aligns closely with the garden's mission of helping people connect with the world of nature. Join us in celebrating the occasion with FREE activities for all ages, all weekend. Naturally, you'll want to include the stunningly restored Café in your visit. In honor of the occasion, admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Saturday July 6

Family Art Project: Pineapple Welcome Wishes
10AM--- 1PM
Tai Chi Chuan
10AM
Wave Hill House Tours
11AM--- 1PM
Collaborative Art: Felt Foliage
1--- 4PM
Live Music: Mary Courtney & Morning Star
1:30--- 4PM
Cool Herbal Drinks
2--- 3PM

Sunday July 7

Family Art Project: Pineapple Welcome Wishes
10AM--- 1PM
Hatha Yoga

10AM

Family Yoga

10AM

Wave Hill House Tours
11AM--- 1PM
Meditation

11:30AM

Collaborative Art: Felt Foliage
1--- 4PM
Live Music: Mary Courtney & Morning Star
1:30--- 4PM
Garden Highlights Walk

2--- 3PM

Cool Herbal Drinks
2--- 3PM

Directions

wavehill.org

A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill's mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.



July 4, 2013

Happy July 4th!

New York Cool Tip:

New York Historical Society
4th of July Celebration
Thursday July 4th 10AM - 6 PM
New-York Historical Society

Find out what life was like in 1776 and celebrate Independence Day at the New-York Historical Society! Speak with Benjamin Franklin, hear stories and songs about 18TH century life from the Hudson River Ramblers, make ice cream using historic recipes, and go on a scavenger hunt through New-York Historical’s collection of eyewitness artifacts from the American Revolution.
Speak with Benjamin Franklin firsthand about his experiments with lightning and electricity, his inventions, and his involvement with Congress in drafting the Declaration of Independence. Listen to the fun and interactive stories and songs about eighteenth-century life from the Hudson River Ramblers, who will be entertaining visitors throughout the museum and children’s galleries.

INDEPENDENCE DAY SCAVENGER HUNT
10am – 6pm
Hunt high and low in the New-York Historical Society on our scavenger hunt celebrating our nation’s independence. Families will search for the horse tail from King George’s statue, George Washington’s cot, and other 4th of July treasures. When finished, enter our raffle for Liberty the Dog!

HISTORY OF ICE CREAM
12pm – 4pm
I scream, you scream! Come experience popular flavors of the past and help us crank up batches of 18th and 19th century ice cream recipes. Families will experience both familiar flavors like mint, and unfamiliar flavors like orange flower water; use a historic ice cream crank, and then taste test the results!
FROM COLONY TO NATION: 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN PAINTING
10am – 6pm exhibition on view daily through September 8
Meet America’s founders and see how our nation evolved following the Revolution in this exhibition of art-historical treasures. Portraits of Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Lafayette portray the heroes of the Revolutionary generation. Relive the bicentennial of the War of 1812—
America’s “Second War of Independence”— in paintings of famous naval battles, ships and commanders.Throughout the exhibition, scenic paintings from John Trumbull’s 1808 epic panoramas of Niagara Falls to Childe Hassam’s 1918 Flags on 57th Street celebrate the majesty of America’s natural features and its cities.

COST: FREE for children under 18. Adults: $15. Teachers & Seniors: $12.
INFO: For more information, call (212) 485-9276 or visit http://www.nyhistory.org/programs/independence-day

New-York Historical Society | 170 Central Park West
Between West 76th and West 77th Streets


 

July 3, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Boxcutters in Brown Town
Artwork by Conrad Carlson
Exhibition: July 3 through 31, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 3rd, 7 to 10 pm
Fuse Gallery

Obsessed with the dirty, used and brown world of cardboard box imagery,
Conrad Carlson scours the streets of New York City in search of this urban
debris. He especially prefers poorly printed, off-register and warped
lettering and designs to integrate into his art. The deficiency of the
original cardboard renders each of Carlson¹s pieces uniquely nuanced. It is
beautiful distressed garbage that is re-contextualized and abstracted beyond
recognition, yielding a world of confusing symbolism, awkward creatures and
mesmerizing design via collage and sculpture.

Self-taught artist Conrad Carlson produces a myriad of objects mostly out of
garbage ¬ static and kinetic, ride-able and crash-able, legal and illegal.
Whether it's mutant bikes with his Black Label Bicycle Club, odd weirdo
graffiti with his vandal friends, art and installations for galleries and
other white boxes, or a dance party in an abandoned building it is all in
the name of fun and making the world more interesting. He has shown in
Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Paris, Venice, Brooklyn and
Manhattan. Conrad dropped out of college to pursue a creative life, landed
in Brooklyn 14 years ago and is also known as Dj Dirtyfinger, ass motivator
general. This is his first solo show in New York City.

³Boxcutters in Brown Town² artwork by Conrad Carlson runs July 3 through
July 31, 2013, at Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave
stop on the F), NYC, NY. The opening reception, on Wednesday July 3, from 7
to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Fuse
Gallery at 212.777.7988 or fusegall@fusegallerynyc.com.

Fuse Gallery | 93 2nd Avenue | Between 5th & 6th Streets


 

July 2, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Extended through July 23rd

Oscar Peña's
A Cautionary Tail
Previews begin May 29
Opening Night June 10th
Through July 23rd, 2013
Dates and Times Vary
The Flea Theater

The Flea Theater will present the world premiere of a cautionary tale by playwright christopher. Directed by Flea Resident Director Benjamin H. Kamine (Thomas Bradshaw’s Job), previews begin May 29 with opening night set for June 10.

a cautionary tail – a play of impossible choices - is set in a world of magical characters. First generation Chinese-Americans growing up in New York City, Vivian and Luke confront a confused tangle of family, a diverse array of friends, and their rampant sexuality. In our digital age, how can they navigate the traditional expectations of their mother with their American culture of individuality?

Tickets are $15 - $30 at 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

The Flea | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway
Three blocks south of Canal
Close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.


 

July 1, 2013


Spice Souk Deira
Photo Credit: Katherin Wermke
katherinwermke.com

Just Published: Read my article and see Katherine Wermke's photos of The Wonders of Dubai: Where Heat Married Money.


June 30, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

HC&G HOLIDAY HOUSE HAMPTONS
A Showhouse to Benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
Thursdays 11:00am- 8:00pm
Fridays-Mondays 11:00am- 5:00pm.
June 23 – July 21, 2013
4 Fair Hills Lane, Bridgehampton

Holiday House and HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens) are proud to announce the names of 22 interior designers and architects to participate in the first ever HC&G Holiday House Hamptons.

Taking place June 23 through July 21, 2013 in Bridgehampton, NY, the inaugural HC&G Holiday House Hamptons will feature original holiday-themed indoor and outdoor living spaces, transforming a newly constructed 7,900-square foot luxury residence into a showcase of the best in interior design. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

Leonard Lauder is Honorary Chair for the event. Aerin Lauder, Thom Filicia, Tony Ingrao, and Randy Kemper will serve as Design Chairs. HC&G Holiday House Hamptons designers are:

Ally Coulter Designs

Deb Landis Design

Decor by Guillaume Gentet

Design House

Donna Livingston Design

Duneier Design

Elizabeth Bolognino Interiors

Fawn Galli Interior Design

Huniford Design Studio

Inson Dubois Wood

James Michael Howard

Libby Interiors

Lynne Scalo Design

Mabley Handler Interior Design

Marshall Watson Interiors

Richard Mishaan Design

Steven Dubner Landscaping

Susan Glick Interiors

The Design Studio

Thom Filicia

Timothy Brown Studio

Tracy Anderson Method

The HC&G Holiday House Hamptons Opening Night Gala will take place on the evening of Saturday, June 22nd. The showhouse will be open to the public daily, Thursdays 11:00am- 8:00pm, Fridays-Mondays 11:00am- 5:00pm. For ticket information please visit: www.holidayhousedesignshow.com

Join us in celebrating life and the holidays in The Hamptons this summer and look for the sixth annual Holiday House NYC in Manhattan in November. Proceeds for both events benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. For more information, please visit www.holidayhousedesignshow.com or call 212-472-3313. Like us on Facebook (Holiday House NYC). Follow us on Twitter (HolidayHouseNY).


 

June 29, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
Added Open Road show!
Unexplored America (Short Films)
Saturday, June 29
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Live music
9:00PM: Films
11:30PM-1:00AM: After-party at Fontana’s
(105 Eldridge St. @ Grand) sponsored by Red Stripe
On the roof of New Design High School


Leading into the 4th of July, Rooftop takes an honest look at authentic Americana, in all its absurd glory.

On the roof of New Design High School | 350 Grand St. @ Essex
(Lower East Side, Manhattan)
www.rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/unexplored-america-short-films


 

June 28, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Opening Reception
Friday, June 28
6pm - 9pm
The Lodge Gallery


Tonight, Friday June 28th from 6pm to 9pm you are invited to join us in celebration as Republic Worldwide presents our new group exhibition, "FOR WHICH IT STANDS."

What is it about the contemporary American experience that captures the imagination of today’s foreign-born and first generation artists who are living and working in New York? How does the story of American immigration and cultural assimilation influence the work of artists who are born here in America? This summer Republic Worldwide picks up the flag in search of answers through the work of seventeen contemporary artists from around the globe.

Drinks will be served (courtesy of Tito's Vodka, Goldschläger & Fig.19) with an ample assortment of patriotic pickle platters (courtesy of Horman's Best Pickles).

From Iran to Korea, Venezuela, India, Mexico, The Republic of Georgia and all stops in between, featured artists include;

Orlando Arocena, Raul Ayala, Chong Gon Byun, Liset Castillo, Alexis Duque, Alessandra Expósito, Kira Nam Green, Jung S. Kim, Fay Ku, Annu Matthew, Esperanza Mayobre, Levan Mindiashvili, Sirikul Pattachote, Shahpour M. Pouyan, Saya Woolfalk, Kent Henricksen and Siebren Versteeg

Curated by Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele "FOR WHICH IT STANDS" is on view at the Lodge Gallery from June 28 through July 28, 2013. 131 Chrystie Street, NYC

For more information please visit www.thelodgegallery.com or call 917. 478. 751

The Lodge Gallery | 131 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002


Another New York Cool Tip:



 

June 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

HAZMAT MODINE
LAUNCHES THE JEWISH MUSEUM'S
SUMMERNIGHTS SERIES
THURSDAY, JUNE 27 @ 7:30PM
The Jewish Museum

Hazmat Modine will kick off The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights series with a June 27 concert beginning at 7:30 pm. The band draws on American music of the 1920s and 30s through the 1950s and early 60s, blending elements of early blues, hokum, jug band, swing, klezmer, New Orleans R&B, and Jamaican rocksteady. This event also includes an open bar with wine and light refreshments. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

Upcoming SummerNights concerts include Howard Fishman and his Band (July 11), with an exuberant blend of jazz, soul, country, blues, gospel and experimental music; and the all- women's klezmer sextet, Isle of Klezbos (July 25), playing imaginative versions of eclectic Eastern European-rooted Jewish folk music, Yiddish swing, and tango.

Tickets for each concert are $15 for the general public; $12 for students and seniors; and $10 for Jewish Museum members. Visit TheJewishMuseum.org/summernights to purchase online tickets. Auditorium doors open at 7:00pm and seating is general admission. For additional information, the public may call 212.423.3337. An infrared assistive listening system for the hearing impaired is available for programs in the Museum's S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Auditorium.

The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City. Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Regular admission is Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm, and free on Saturdays. For information on The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3200 or visit the website at TheJewishMuseum.org.

The Jewish Museum | 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.


Another New York Cool Tip:

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents IT'S A GAME
June 27-29, 2013 at 7:30pm
New York Live Arts

It’s a Game will be an evening-length dance theatre work that will bring a chess game to life through character, movement, line, pattern, relationship, and human drama. Inspired by the work of Alexander McQueen and the magic of Harry Potter, the piece will create a moving fantasy of power dynamics, competition, and strategy. With Selwyn’s fresh and vibrant movement language of extended limbs, physical risk, athleticism, gesture, energy, release, touch, and balance, she will activate emotional expression and offer many in-roads for audiences to make meaning for themselves.

Tickets are $30 ($20 for Live Arts members, students, and seniors) and are available at www.newyorklivearts.org or by phone at (212) 924-0077.

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


 

June 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

RADIANCE: After Hours at El Museo
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
To Wednesday, August 28, 2013
every Wednesday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
El Museo del Barrio

Every Wednesday this summer El Museo is staying up late with our resident DJ 5ifty5ive and Les Carbonell. Start the night off with gallery talks by artists in El Museo's 7th biennial exhibition La Bienal: HERE IS WHERE WE JUMP and stay for free gallery admission, music, dance, and performances.

Watch the sun set over Central Park from El Café's courtyard and dance to 5ifty5ive's mix of soul, afro beat, and house.

Admission: Free

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

DJ Workshop
Wednesday, June 26 @ 5:30
Scratch DJ Academy

On the evening of Wednesday, June 26 Scratch DJ Academy and Art In FLUX Harlem will co-host a DJ Workshop. You’ll get a chance to work on state of the art equipment, spin, meet some of the Scratch DJ instructors, and participate in a DJ battle! The Scratch DJ Academy space at 32 Cooper Square, FLR 2, NYC opens at 5:30 when attendees can meet the visual artists whose artwork is on display as presented by Art In FLUX. At 6:00 p.m. actor/musician Ohene Cornelius will interview Harlem Beat artist, Makeba Rainey; rapper Tyquan Sounds; producer Chris Carr; and rapper Crim Della; exploring their life and motivation. Makeba’s digital portraits titled “The Hit Series” is currently on display at Scratch DJ Academy and includes portraits of Tyquan, Chris Carr, Crim Della and other young “creatives”. For more information: www.artinfluxharlem.com or 646-340-3479
Reservations Required: $10, RSVP: info@artinfluxharlem.com or Reserve tickets by visiting the Calendar page at www.artinfluxharlem.com


Scratch DJ Academy | 32 Cooper Square, 2nd floor | New York, NY 10003


 

June 25, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Summer Sparks Festival
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm from 6/25/13 to 8/20/13
Pier 63, Hudson River Park

CourseHorse will host SUMMER SPARKS, the city's first summer learning festival, Tuesday evenings from June 25 - Aug 20, 2013. Free, one-of-a-kind classes will be held in diverse topics from iPhone photography, juggling, and salsa dancing, to origami and kimchi making, banjo, improv and more! Held outdoors at beautiful Pier 63 in Hudson River Park in Chelsea, SUMMER SPARKS will celebrate the creative energy of the city while inspiring New Yorkers to learn something new this summer. Classes will be professionally instructed by leading instructors and will be open to all skill levels. Only curiosity is required.

Tickets free but limited and must be booked in advance. Register at: http://coursehorse.com/summer-sparks-classes-nyc


Pier 63 | Hudson River Park (at W. 23rd)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Batman Toy Giveaway- Believe It Or Not!
Tuesday June 25th, 11am-1pm
Ripley's Odditorium 234 West 42nd Street New York, New York 10036

Mezco Toys is proud to produce toys and vehicles based on the beloved DC Comics 1960’s Batman Classic TV Series.

The Mez-Itz line will feature the likeness of the actors from the series such as Adam West and Burt Ward, famed for their iconic portrayals as the dynamic duo, Batman and Robin. Mezco’s Mez-Itz line will also debut the Batman Classic TV Series toys, including the Batmobile.

Mezco will be revealing these new products to the general public for the first time on Tuesday June 25, from 11am-1pm at the famous Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium on 42nd Street in New York City(http://www.ripleysnewyork.com/).
The first 200 people to come view the display dressed as their favorite Batman Classic TV Series character will each receive a free Mezco DC Universe Mez-Itz, as well as a discount for entry into the Odditorium.

The Mez-Itz will be delivered to Ripley’s Odditorium in a life size Classic TV style Batmobile, similar to the one seen in the Batman Classic TV Series, which will remain parked outside from 11am-1pm. Photos and video are welcome!
Mezco will be producing Mez-Itz not only of Batman and Robin, but also of their famous Rogues Gallery as well: The Penguin, The Joker, Catwoman and The Riddler. Every Super-Villain needs a henchman, so naturally Mezco will also produce The Riddler’s Thug, inspired by the original show.

Mezco’s first wave of Batman Classic TV Series products will hit stores in July 2013, a sneak preview will be available at San Diego Comic Con at Mezco’s booth 3445 as well as online at http://www.mezcotoyz.com/exclusives/

This is a FREE event. For more information visit
http://www.ripleysnewyork.com/events/mezco-toys-batman-event/
Ripley's Odditorium 234 West 42nd Street New York, New York 10036

Ripley's Odditorium | 234 West 42nd Street New York, New York 10036


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Movement Research Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion: Alternative Economies
Tuesday June 25, 6:15-7:45pm
Josie’s Bar

We’re not done yet! In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, we will look deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Join panelists, who have been involved in splinter conversations that began after the November 5 Town Hall meeting, as they share some of their groups’ discussions. We will peek into the different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making. With panelists Liliana Dirks-Goodman, Ilona Bito, and Tamara Greenfield. Moderated by Kathy Westwater.

Josie’s Bar | 520 E 6th Street (between Avenues A & B)


 

June 24, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA
La hija de Rappaccini
Mondays, June 17 and 24, 2013 at 7pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Gotham Chamber Opera presents Daniel Catán's 1988 opera, La hija de Rappaccini (Rappaccini's Daughter), on Mondays, June 17 and 24, 2013 at 7pm at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (rain date June 25).

The creative team for La hija de Rappaccini (Rappaccini's Daughter) consists of Neal Goren (conductor), Rebecca Taichman (director), Andrew Eggert (associate director), Riccardo Hernandez (scenic design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Anita Yavich (costume design), and Mark Dendy (choreographer). The cast stars Elaine Alvarez and Daniel Montenegro, with Brian Downen, Jessica Grigg, Ariana Wyatt, Cassandra Zoé Velasco, and Nora Graham-Smith.

For more information, visit www.gothamchamberopera.org.
visit bbg.org/visit/directions.
Learn what's happening at Brooklyn Botanic Garden at bbg.org/visit/calendar, read the Garden's blog at bbg.org/news, and see photos of current botanical highlights at bbg.org/bloom.

Seating is by general admission on the lawn. Blankets and outside food will be permitted. Boxed picnic dinners will also be available for purchase. Tickets are $35 and are available at www.ticketcentral.com or (212) 279-4200. For more information visit www.gothamchamberopera.org.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden




Another New York Cool Tip:

HC&G HOLIDAY HOUSE HAMPTONS
A Showhouse to Benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
Thursdays 11:00am- 8:00pm
Fridays-Mondays 11:00am- 5:00pm.
June 23 – July 21, 2013
4 Fair Hills Lane, Bridgehampton

Holiday House and HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens) are proud to announce the names of 22 interior designers and architects to participate in the first ever HC&G Holiday House Hamptons.

Taking place June 23 through July 21, 2013 in Bridgehampton, NY, the inaugural HC&G Holiday House Hamptons will feature original holiday-themed indoor and outdoor living spaces, transforming a newly constructed 7,900-square foot luxury residence into a showcase of the best in interior design. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

Leonard Lauder is Honorary Chair for the event. Aerin Lauder, Thom Filicia, Tony Ingrao, and Randy Kemper will serve as Design Chairs. HC&G Holiday House Hamptons designers are:

Ally Coulter Designs

Deb Landis Design

Decor by Guillaume Gentet

Design House

Donna Livingston Design

Duneier Design

Elizabeth Bolognino Interiors

Fawn Galli Interior Design

Huniford Design Studio

Inson Dubois Wood

James Michael Howard

Libby Interiors

Lynne Scalo Design

Mabley Handler Interior Design

Marshall Watson Interiors

Richard Mishaan Design

Steven Dubner Landscaping

Susan Glick Interiors

The Design Studio

Thom Filicia

Timothy Brown Studio

Tracy Anderson Method

The HC&G Holiday House Hamptons Opening Night Gala will take place on the evening of Saturday, June 22nd. The showhouse will be open to the public daily, Thursdays 11:00am- 8:00pm, Fridays-Mondays 11:00am- 5:00pm. For ticket information please visit: www.holidayhousedesignshow.com

Join us in celebrating life and the holidays in The Hamptons this summer and look for the sixth annual Holiday House NYC in Manhattan in November. Proceeds for both events benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. For more information, please visit www.holidayhousedesignshow.com or call 212-472-3313. Like us on Facebook (Holiday House NYC). Follow us on Twitter (HolidayHouseNY).


 

June 23, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL:
JG THIRLWELL WITH THE MANOREXIA PROJECT
PAULINE OLIVEROS
SUSIE IBARRA & ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ
Jun 23 at 7:30pm
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street
Co-presented with Pace University and Harvestworks

In two evenings of concerts and performances (June 23 & 30), The New York Electronic Art Festival provides audiences with an opportunity to experience cutting-edge electronic artwork from artists working across the arts and technology spectrum. This Festival within a Festival brings talent into Lower Manhattan from around the globe to showcase new technologies and new artistic practices, and celebrates the transformational intersection of the two.

Program:
• JG Thirlwell with the Manorexia Project: Dinoflagellate Blooms & Plastic Island in the Pacific
JG Thirlwell’s chamber ensemble version of his Manorexia project perform selections from the acclaimed surround-sound album Dinoflagellate Blooms, plus other pieces from the Manorexia oeuvre including the premiere of a new arrangement of Plastic Island In The Pacific.
• Pauline Oliveros: Along the Way
“Along the way there are many diversions that may lead to unexpected locations and the Way is not necessarily familiar or unfamiliar; It is the Way.” Embark on the journey of Along the Way, a solo improvisation by Pauline Oliveros using the V-Accordion.
• Susie Ibarra & Roberto Rodriguez
Electronic/percussion duo Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez’s music has been profoundly influenced by the interconnection of nature and cities. At the intersection of indigenous and urban ecologies Ibarra and Rodriguez invite cultural dialogue through music.


 

June 22, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

THE HUDSON VALLEY SINGERS
Present
HYMN OF LOVE
Featuring the music of Weber, Schumann and Nielsen
Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 8pm
Heckscher Theatre at El Museo del Barrio

The Hudson Valley Singers present HYMN OF LOVE, featuring the music of Weber, Schumann, and Nielsen conducted by Eugene Sirotkine and joined by the Masters School Young Singers, Jennifer Carnevale, Director, and The New York Metamorphoses Orchestra. Performed before a backdrop of Willy Pogeny’s 1921 murals “Scenes from Children’s Literature,” HYMN OF LOVE celebrates the love of children and youth in a time when violence against them is all too common.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $25 for seniors and students
Purchase tickets at http://www.hudsonvalleysingers.org/tickets.htm#orderform or call 914-674-2865

Heckscher Theatre at El Museo del Barrio | 1230 5th Avenue (at 104th Street), NYC 10029


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Construction Company
Choreography by BAUER, LEONARD, SEIFERT, ZARAGOZA
Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd at 7:30 PM
UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT


On Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd at 7:30 PM, The Construction Company will present dances by Jeffrey Bauer, Beth Leonard, Linda Seifert, and Luis Gabriel Zaragoza at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street (at Rivington Street) in New York City.

Admission to the concert is $15 for general admission or $10 for students and seniors. For reservations and information call 212-924-7882. Information about the concert and The Construction Company can be found at www.theconstructioncompany.org.

UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT | 184 Eldridge Street, New York City


Another New York Cool Tip:

Women in Motion
WiM ROOF SALON #2
June 22, 2013
Doors: 8:30pm
Dance: 9pm
Roof of 345 Eldert St

It's almost time...
Join Women in Motion this Saturday on the roof of 345 Eldert St. as we watch dance, sip, discuss, and enjoy cool breezes.


With dance makers
Briana Brown + Hilary Brown = SAME AS SISTER (S.A.S.)
Erin Cairns Cella and Dages Juvelier Keates
Shandoah Goldman
Phoebe Rose Sandford for RedCurrant Collective

Pay what you can $5-$20
Beer, wine and water for $3

Roof of 345 Eldert St
Buzz Apt. 315, roof is four flights up
Bushwick, Brooklyn
L train to Halsey and exit back of the train. Walk one block to Irving, make a left Eldert is your first right. The building is on the corner of Eldert and Irving.


 

June 21, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

The Construction Company
Choreography by BAUER, LEONARD, SEIFERT, ZARAGOZA
Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd at 7:30 PM
UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT


On Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd at 7:30 PM, The Construction Company will present dances by Jeffrey Bauer, Beth Leonard, Linda Seifert, and Luis Gabriel Zaragoza at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street (at Rivington Street) in New York City.

Admission to the concert is $15 for general admission or $10 for students and seniors. For reservations and information call 212-924-7882. Information about the concert and The Construction Company can be found at www.theconstructioncompany.org.

UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT | 184 Eldridge Street, New York City


Another New York Cool Tip:

CRAIC GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, June 21st
Open bar reception from 6:30-8:00pm
The films run from 8:00-9:30pm
Irish Arts Center

The 3nd annual Craic Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (CGLFF) is scheduled for Friday, June 21st at the Irish Arts Center (553 W. 51st) during PRIDE week in Manhattan. Craic LGBT fest is in partnership with the Irish Arts Center along with the Gaze Film Festival in Dublin for this festival. Presented by Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Con Edison and Tourism Ireland.

The CGLFF is a 1-night festival of films by Irish Gay & Lesbian filmmakers based in the New York City area well as award winning short films from Ireland as well. The program will be a combination of short documentaries and live action comedy shorts.. Reception by Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and PBR. $15 donation at the door. Advance tickets @ Ovation. https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9800922

For further information contact 646-549-1349 or www.Thecraicfest.com

Irish Arts Center | 553 W. 51st


 

June 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

"PEP" Cocktail Party at The Dalloway
Thursday June 20 Time: 7-9PM
The Dalloway

Join us in supporting Phys Ed Plus "PEP" at the Happy Hour Cocktail Party hosted by the Dalloway. PEP brings back Physical Education to kids at school with a goal of providing them with a healthier lifestyle. This fundraiser event will offer raffles, specialty cocktails and light snacks. Pre-purchased tickets will include a raffle ticket.

Tickets: $25, to purchase: http://physedplus.org/events.html
Ticket includes: Light snacks, complimentary cocktails from Spring44, and a raffle ticket

The Dalloway | 525 Broome Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Composers Concordance and the BNH/Czech Center Present:
Ladies First–tell it like it is
Thursday June 20, 2013 6:30-10pm
Bohemian National Hall/Czech Center


Victor Hugo once said: “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” Ladies First 2013–tell it like it is–features everything but silence. A collective and concert series, Ladies First was founded by musicians Lynn Bechtold, Milica Paranosic, and Keve Wilson in 2012. It is an offshoot of Composers Concordance, a presenting organization for contemporary music with a 30-year history.

6:30-7pm - Exhibition about “The Writers” and prosecco reception
Exhibition showcasing the writers whose words will be featured in the concert via readings, lyrics, video, and spoken word. Writers include Agence France Presse journalist Gersende Rambourg, New York Magazine contributing editor and documentary filmmaker David France, ABC news producer Christine Romo, Rolling Stone contributor Peter Christian Hall, interdisciplinary artist/writer/filmmaker Quintan Ana Wikswo, newyorktimes.com contributor Corinne Ramey, and writer and educator Adina Williams. At the end of this half hour, the 2nd Ladies First Award, created by artist Gorazd Poposki, will be given to one of these writers.

7-8:30pm - Concert
The concert will be performed by some of NYC's finest chamber musicians and new music specialists, including toy piano virtuoso Margaret Leng Tan, internationally acclaimed sopranos and Sing For Hope Co-Founders Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora, and cellist/singer Marika Hughes of bands Two Foot Yard and Bottom Heavy. They will be joined by percussionist Damien Bassman, violinist Lynn Bechtold, 7-string bass guitarist Dan Cooper, guitarist Gene Pritsker, oboist Keve Wilson, and cellist Anja Wood. Music includes world premieres by Ms. Bechtold, Ms. Hughes, Milica Paranosic (featuring a melody by Dvorak), and Mr. Pritsker. Other works are by Robert Aldridge, Svjetlana Bukvich, Mr. Cooper, Herschel Garfein, Ge Gan-Ru, Scott Gendel, and Veronika Krausas. Accessories provided by Christina Z Antonio Leather Artisans, Elizabeth Gillett, and Sequin Jewelry.

8:30-10 PM - Reception
The reception includes food and libations from sponsors Balls Vodka, Café Prague, East Harlem Café, Gastronomie 491, Kafana, Trader Joe’s, Two Boots Pizza, Andrew Cornelius, Caroline Nagy, and Yoav Sisley.

Suggested Donation: $25/$15 students and seniors

Bohemian National Hall/Czech Center | 321 East 73rd Street
New York, New York 10021


Another New York Cool Tip:

NYC Dance Week 2013
Thursday June 20- Saturday June 29 8am- Late
Dance New Amsterdam

Dance New Amsterdam is excited to participate once again in NYC Dance
Week, June 20-29. The following classes will be offered to NYC Dance
Week participants for FREE! Please visit the following website for more
details:
www.nycenet.edu/fundforpublicschools.

Tickets $0. For more information visit
www.nycenet.edu/fundforpublicschools

Dance New Amsterdam|280 Broadway #1 NY, NY 10007


 

 

June 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

ID Pop Shop 2 Year Anniversary Party at Chelsea Market
Wednesday June 19th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Chelsea Market

ID POP SHOP, the independent designer shopping experience, is celebrating its 2 year anniversary with a special reception on Wednesday June 19th from 5:30-7:30. This special week long Summer pop shop features ID Pop Shop's fan-favorite fashion, art and home brands, running this June 17th- 23rd, 10:30am - 7:30pm daily. The event will feature 25 independent designers, curated by designer-entrepreneurs Barbara Wilkinson and Raoul Calleja, shown in thoughtful mini-boutique settings.

https://www.facebook.com/IDPopShop

Admission: Free

Chelsea Market | 75 9th Ave
New York, NY
10011


Another New York Cool Tip:

Religious Tolerance in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Wednesday June 19th, 2013. 7:00 PM -8:30 PM
St. Francis of Assisi Church in Manhattan

Manhattan Multicultural Counseling is hosting an event at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Manhattan on June 19th, 2013. On that day, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities in New York City will unite to learn about peace within a diverse society from the Cyrus Cylinder. In celebration of the Cylinder's arrival at the Met and its message of religious freedom, our event will promote religious tolerance and human rights. Renowned speakers will discuss the importance of interfaith relations based on their sacred texts. Our distinguished guests are, Special Representative Farah Pandith from the State Department and Dr. John Curtis, curator of the exhibition: 'The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia' from the British Museum.


Attendees will:
· engage in interfaith discussion and Q&A
· be motivated to further promote religious tolerance in their own community
· be encouraged to view the Cyrus Cylinder exhibition at the Met

The event is FREE and open to the public. Tickets: Free

Website: http://manhattanmulticulturalcounseling.com/2011-07-12-16-14-02/religious-tolerance

St. Francis of Assisi Church | 135 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001


June 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

New York Gypsy All Stars
Tuesday June 18th @ 10PM
DROM

A Greek bassist ducked into a little bar in New York’s Alphabet City and heard the Eastern Mediterranean and Southern Balkans pouring across the packed room. The clarinet was keening and singing, and ...

Tickets and at door.

Drom | 95 Avenue A
Dromnyc.com


June 17, 2013

I am back from the internet-less Pacific Ocean and New York Cool will be quickly updated.

P. S. If anyone tries to sell you stock in a satellite internet company, don't buy. It works about as well as AOL dial up twelve years ago.

New York Cool Tip:

GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA
La hija de Rappaccini
Mondays, June 17 and 24, 2013 at 7pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Gotham Chamber Opera presents Daniel Catán's 1988 opera, La hija de Rappaccini (Rappaccini's Daughter), on Mondays, June 17 and 24, 2013 at 7pm at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (rain date June 25).

The creative team for La hija de Rappaccini (Rappaccini's Daughter) consists of Neal Goren (conductor), Rebecca Taichman (director), Andrew Eggert (associate director), Riccardo Hernandez (scenic design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Anita Yavich (costume design), and Mark Dendy (choreographer). The cast stars Elaine Alvarez and Daniel Montenegro, with Brian Downen, Jessica Grigg, Ariana Wyatt, Cassandra Zoé Velasco, and Nora Graham-Smith.

For more information, visit www.gothamchamberopera.org.
visit bbg.org/visit/directions.
Learn what's happening at Brooklyn Botanic Garden at bbg.org/visit/calendar, read the Garden's blog at bbg.org/news, and see photos of current botanical highlights at bbg.org/bloom.

Seating is by general admission on the lawn. Blankets and outside food will be permitted. Boxed picnic dinners will also be available for purchase. Tickets are $35 and are available at www.ticketcentral.com or (212) 279-4200. For more information visit www.gothamchamberopera.org.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

French Embassy along with NYC Parks and Recreation
6th Annual Films on the Green
June 7 - September 5, 2013

The French Embassy along with NYC Parks and Recreation, is thrilled to announce the 6th annual Films on the Green festival. Films on the Green is a free out-door French film festival that brings classic and contemporary French cinema to New Yorkers in different parks around the city, select Fridays throughout the summer, beginning June 7. Events are free and open to the public. Not to worry there are English subtitles! This year's theme celebrates love "la franaise, " the seduction, the passion, and the jealousy.

Here is the schedule of films and screening locations:

June 7 at Central Park, Cedar Hill: Mississippi Mermaid by Truffaut

June 14 at Washington Square Park: The Art of Love by Mouret

June 21 at Washington Square Park: French Cancan by Renoir

June 28 at Tompkins Square Park: Angel and Tony by Delaporte

July 5 at Tompkins Square Park: Heartbreaker by Chaumeil

July 12 at Riverside Park, Pier I: Marius and Jeannette by Gu?diguian

July 19 at Riverside Park ? Pier I: We won?t grow old together by Pialat

July 26 at Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): U by Solotareff & Elissalde

Aug. 2 at Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): A Summer?s Tale by Rohmer

Sept. 5 at Columbia University (at 116th St): Wild Reeds by T?chin? (Sunset @ 8:30)

French DJ's from WNYU will spin music before the screening, so make sure to get there early! Films begin at sunset (approx. 8:30), we invite you to pack a picnic and bring a blanket to enjoy this summer?s festival.

Films on the Green will also engage the community online with contests and giveaways on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/filmsonthegreen.

 



June 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
June 7 and June 8th

On June 7, Rooftop presents a night of eerie and mysterious short films. Preceding the shorts, world-renowned pianist Bruce Levingston will perform Phillip Glass' "Dracula" over a presage of short films.

On June 8th The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscars® Outdoors Summer Series, RADiUS-TWC and Rooftop Films will present a FREE screening of the widely anticipated “Twenty Feet from Stardom,” RADiUS-TWC’s hit film which premiered at Sundance. The film, which opens June 14th, shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Following the screening there will be a live performance by Darlene Love, one of the main subjects of the film, and a Q&A with the director Morgan Neville. This screening is presented in partnership with: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscars® Outdoors Summer Series, RADiUS-TWC.

Following each screening there will be an after-party sponsored by Red Stripe at Fontana's.

Friday, June 7
That Impending Sense (Short Films)
World-renowned pianist Bruce Levingston performs the Philip Glass’ “Dracula Suite” to presage a night of eerie and mysterious short films.
Venue: On the roof of New Design High School, 350 Grand St. @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)

7:45PM Doors open
8:15PM Live music from pianist Bruce Levingston
9:00PM Films
11:30PM After-party sponsored by Red Stripe at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St. @ Grand St.)

The Films:
Sonata (Nadia Micault | 11’)
Machinehead (Micah Gallagher | 12’)
Malody (Phillip Barker | 12’)
Drifters (Ethan Clarke | 8’)
Chiralia (Santiago Gil | 26’)
I’m Fine, Thanks (Eamonn O’Neill | 5’)
Night Giant (Aaron Beckum | 10’)

More info and tickets: www.rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/that-impending-sense-short-films

Saturday, June 8 - Free Screening (RSVP required)
Twenty Feet From Stardom (Dir. Morgan Neville | Canada | 83 min.)
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. Morgan Neville turns the spotlight on the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century like Ray Charles, Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen. The Academy’s Oscars Outdoors series and Rooftop Films proudly bring this free sneak preview to the Lower East Side.
Venue: On the roof of New Design High School, 350 Grand St. @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)

8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Film Begins
10:30PM Brief Q&A with Morgan Neville and a live performance by Darlene Love
11:30 PM Afterparty sponsored by Red Stripe at Fontana's (105 Eldridge St. @ Grand St.)




June 7, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

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


Choreographer Lydia Johnson presents her Company in the premieres of works to music by Schubert and Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. The program will be completed by Johnson works to J.S. Bach and contemporary Polish composer Henryk Gorecki. The outstanding 15-member ensemble consists of dancers whose credits include American Ballet Theatre and the companies of Lar Lubovitch, Tricia Brown and Kyle Abraham.

Tickets: $20
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com


Ailey Citigroup Theater | , 405 West 55 Street (corner of 9th Avenue)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Daniel Damiano's
THE GOLDEN YEAR
Thurs at 7PM
Fri. & Sat. at 8PM
Sun. at 3PM
Mon. June 24 at 7PM
June 6-29

WorkShop Theater Main Stage

WorkShop Theater Company presents the World Premiere of Daniel Damiano’s THE GOLDEN YEAR. Kathy Gail MacGowan directs. The cast features Ellen Barry (McCarter Theatre, Syracuse Stage, BoarsHead Theatre: “Best Leading Actress”, Wit), Gerry Goodstein (Interchange, “Law and Order”) and Joesph Franchini (2012 Drama Desk nominee: Best Actor). Joe and Jean Brancato, a newly retired Long Island couple, seek to rest on the laurels of a life thus far made up of hard work and economizing. While Joe, retired-by-choice, is content to relax for a bit before “embarking on all their adventures”, Jean is still licking her wounds from a “forced” retirement. In this newly sedentary period, Jean begins to question her life, and to her surprise (and Joe’s) spontaneously auditions and secures a role in the local community theatre production of a new play. Her journey as an actress leads to a surprising end, as the play begins to mirror real life, bringing unexpected events that will test not only their marriage…but their collective sanity.

Tickets are $18 and $15 Students/Seniors available at WorkShop Theater Company site: http://workshoptheater.org/mainstage/2013/golden_year click on the “Buy Tickets on ovationtix” button, or go directly to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/919461 OR call 1-866-811-4111|

WorkShop Theater Main Stage | 312 West 36th Street 4th Floor
Between 8th and 9th Avenues


 

June 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Aaron/Marie - Chapters 1-3
June 5 7PM
Ars Nova Theater

This performance comes to you as part of ANT Fest, Ars Nova's month-long Festival of All New Talent! A human-interest reporter and jack-of-all trades musician take us on a high-speed adventure in search of a missing roommate, an exiled immigrant and various ghosts of the Northeast. Music and narrative intertwine in the first installment of this epic saga of homespun stories and songs.
Created & Performed by Jerome Ellis & James Harrison Monaco

Tickets $15. For more details and ticket information visit http://arsnovanyc.com/antfest/

Ars Nova Theater | 511 West 54th St.


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Rioult Dance
June 4 -9, 2013
The Joyce Theater

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, announces its eight-performance New York Season
The Season includes the World Premiere of Artistic Director/Choreographer Pascal Rioult’s newest work, Iphigenia (working title), a dance drama inspired by the Greek heroine of the same name from Euripides' "Iphigenia in Aulis." The Season program also includes the critically acclaimed On Distant Shores (2011), the powerful Prelude to Night (2002), and one of the company's signature works, Bolero (2002).

Tickets can be purchased through The Joyce Theater's Box Office: www.joyce.org, (212) 242-0800. Prices for performances start at just $10 and range to $49.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011




June 4, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Hearts on Fire: Social Activism Today
Tuesday June 4th. 8:30PM - 10PM
92YTribeca

Lisa Weinert Consulting, Togather, and 92YTribeca are teaming up to produce an event to inspire dialogue about technology's role in driving social change. This live discussion on modern advocacy will feature Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of the Daily Beast and Newsweek and founder of Women in the World Foundation, Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code, and Jill Iscol, author of the book, Hearts on Fire: Stories of Today's Visionaries Igniting Idealism into Action. Each participant will offer insights from a wide range of experts - from heading up non-profit organizations and global summits to serving in the Office of the New York City Public Advocate. The conversation will focus on challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for a new generation of leaders, including the implications of new media and digital innovation in their campaigns.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased through Togather.com on the Hearts of Fire event page.

92YTribeca | 200 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013


Another New York Cool Tip:

The School of American Ballet Workshop Performance Benefit 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 (see text for times etc)
Lincoln Center's Peter Jay Sharp Theater

The School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2013 on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, honoring Peter Martins' and Kay Mazzo's 30th Anniversary at SAB. The Workshop Performance Benefit 2013 is The School of American Ballet's most anticipated event of the year. The annual Workshop Performances are SAB's only public performances and a rare opportunity to get a sneak preview of the ballet world's up and coming young stars. A Benefit Dinner follows the Tuesday evening performance at Lincoln Center, and attracts more than 550 arts patrons, corporate VIPs and New York's social elite for a seated dinner and dancing in the SAB studios, which are transformed into elegant dining rooms for the evening. Cocktails begin at 5:30pm at Morse Hall at the Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th Street, followed by the performance at 7pm at Lincoln Center's Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 155 W. 65th Street, and dinner and dancing at 9pm in the School's Studios in the Samuel B. and David Rose Building, 165 W. 65th Street, 5th floor.

Attire is cocktail or festive. Tickets begin at $300 and tables begin at $15,000. To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, please contact Natalie Schweizer at nschweizer@sab.org or (212) 769-6610.

Lincoln Center's Peter Jay Sharp Theater | 155 W. 65th Street


 

June 3, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

“FORGET-ME-NOT” GALA, AN EVENING TO END ALZHEIMER’S
Monday, June 3, 2013
• 6:00- 6:30 p.m. – VIP Reception (special ticket required)
• 6:30 p.m. – Cocktail reception; Silent auction begins
• 7:30 p.m. – Dinner & dancing to Valerie Romanoff’s Starlight Orchestra; Live auction
The Pierre

Members of New York City’s philanthropic, business, health care and Alzheimer’s communities will join forces at the annual “Forget-Me-Not” Gala, An Evening to End Alzheimer’s hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter.

Renowned star of stage and screen Victor Garber, who most recently appeared in Argo, winner of this year’s Academy Award for Best Picture, will emcee the event. An ardent supporter of the Chapter, he lost both parents to complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Christian G. Heilmann, Chief Fiduciary Executive, U.S. Trust, will receive the Chapter’s Community Leadership Award for his commitment to addressing the issues of eldercare that are so prominent in today’s family dynamics and his leadership in developing the firm’s recently introduced Eldercare Planning program.

The Chapter’s Creative Leadership Award will go to actor Laurie Metcalf and the Broadway Production of “The Other Place” for Metcalf’s brilliant performance in a drama that movingly – and realistically – portrays the devastating emotional impact of early onset dementia. Metcalf is extraordinary as a physician struggling with the challenges and frustrations of declining cognition and family conflict.

Two members of the Chapter’s Junior Committee, Preeti Ashok Parasharami and Mikhail Raybshteyn, both Ernst & Young employees, will receive the Chapter’s Young Leadership Award for actively promoting the Chapter’s programs and raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

David Hyde Pierce, 2007 Tony Award winner and tireless advocate in the Alzheimer’s community and with the New York City Chapter, will also attend the event. He serves on the Board of the National Alzheimer’s Association and as a national spokesperson. His father and grandfather died from the disease.

The evening, which will offer a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and dinner and dancing to Valerie Romanoff’s Starlight Orchestra, is expected to raise $1.2 million.

The gala will be chaired by NYC Chapter Board Member, Lori Oscher Friedman and her husband Eric Friedman, Executive Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP & Associates.

TICKETS: Numerous sponsorship opportunities are also available. To purchase tickets, if you would like to support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease but cannot attend the gala, or for more information about advertising opportunities and how to donate auction items, visit www.alz.org/nyc
or contact Karen Holland at kholland@alznyc.org or at 646-744-2998
• Individual tickets are $1,250 each or $2,500 each for individual VIP tickets, which includes the VIP reception


The Pierre | 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue in Manhattan


Another New York Cool Tip:

Poetry in Theatre Festival
With Judith Malina, Lemon Anderson, Jim Fletcher, Kenneth Goldsmith, Bob Holman, Sibyl Kempson, Christopher Knowles, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Ariana Reines
Monday, June 3, 2pm-9pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in Elebash Recital Hall

Please join us at the Segal Center on Monday, June 3 as we bring together legendary and emerging voices on the crossroads between poetry and theatre. Readings, performances, and conversations will include:

Afternoon program beginning at 2pm:

Somewhere Near Here by Yusef Komunyakaa (Pulitzer Prize-winning poet), directed by Kenneth Sean Collins
Lorna written and directed by Ariana Reines and Jim Fletcher
Fidget by Kenneth Goldsmith, directed by Tom King
Clear the Range by Bob Holman and Bob Rosenthal, directed by Allison Troup-Jensen

Evening program beginning at 6:30pm:

Christopher Knowles reads The Sundance Kid is Beautiful and other poems
Lemon Anderson
Try! Try! by Frank O’Hara, directed by Elise Thoron and featuring Judith Malina (The Living Theatre), Michael Laurence, and David Margulies
Panel discussion with writers and Judith Malina, moderated by Frank Hentschker
Sibyl Kempson

Free and open to the public! First come, first served. Please note that capacity for this event is limited, and reservations will not be accepted.

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in Elebash Recital Hall | The Graduate Center, CUNY |
365 Fifth Ave at 34th St.



 

June 2, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Oscar Peña's
A Cautionary Tail
Previews begin May 29
Opening Night June 10th
Through June 30th
Dates and Times Vary
The Flea Theater

The Flea Theater will present the world premiere of a cautionary tale by playwright christopher. Directed by Flea Resident Director Benjamin H. Kamine (Thomas Bradshaw’s Job), previews begin May 29 with opening night set for June 10.

a cautionary tail – a play of impossible choices - is set in a world of magical characters. First generation Chinese-Americans growing up in New York City, Vivian and Luke confront a confused tangle of family, a diverse array of friends, and their rampant sexuality. In our digital age, how can they navigate the traditional expectations of their mother with their American culture of individuality?

Tickets are $15 - $30 at 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

The Flea | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway
Three blocks south of Canal
Close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.


 

June 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET 2013 WORKSHOP PERFORMANCES
Saturday, June 1, at 2pm and 8pm
The Peter Jay Sharp Theater

The School of American Ballet's 2013 Workshop Performances will take place at Lincoln Center's Peter Jay Sharp Theater on Saturday, June 1, (2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, June 4, (7:00 p.m. benefit performance) with an all-Balanchine program of Divertimento No. 15, Le Tombeau de Couperin, and Walpurgisnacht Ballet. As in years past, the performances will once again provide audiences with a unique opportunity to witness the pre-professional debuts of the nation's most talented ballet students as they prepare to embark on professional ballet careers with notable companies around the U.S. and abroad.

Tickets for the 2013 Workshop Performances may be purchased online at www.sab.org/workshop beginning April 15. Mail order forms may be requested by calling (212) 769-6600. Ticket prices are $50 for June 1 (2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m). Tickets for the June 4 benefit performance and dinner dance are available at $100 (performance only), $1,000, $1,500 and $2,500.

The Peter Jay Sharp Theater | 155 W. 65th Street
(between Amsterdam and Broadway).


Another New York Cool Tip:

Sidra Bell Dance New York: 2013 2 Weeks, 4 Works:
Thurs.-Sun., May 23-26
Thurs.-Sun., May 30-June 2
Baruch Performing Arts Center

Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY, Inc.), presents four works during a two-week engagement at Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City. The 2013 season will showcase four works that reflect Bell's ability to create work that defies boundaries and invites its spectators into a breathtaking experience. Program A: Week 1 (May 23-26), features the return of two audience favorites, STELLA (2012) & POOL (2011). Program B: Week 2 (May 30-31 & June 1-2), features two new works that have already received critical acclaim, Nudity (2012) & .heterogamy (2013). The programs are a reflection of a unique vision to bring progressive and graphic performance art to a wide- range of audiences in intimate settings.

Company website:
http://www.sidrabelldanceny.org

Advance Ticket Purchase: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac, or by calling Box Office: (646) 312-5073
General Admission: $25; Students $12 (with proper ID); Two Students $15 (with proper ID); Season Ticket (both works) $40 (Use Code "BELL").

Baruch Performing Arts Center (Nagelberg Theater) | East 25th Street, NYC 10010
(between Lexington & 3rd Avenues)


 

May 31, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
May 31st and June 1st

Friday, May 31
Trapped (Short Films)
Does the world ever seem slightly off to you, like you haven’t slept in days? Are you worried that someone is plotting against you: your weird neighbor, or your adorable children, or your husband? Do you suspect that phantom casinos are scamming you, or the message in the heavy metal is making you evil? In this program of amusing and disquieting short films, it’s all true. You’re trapped, and these startling cinematic spectacles are your only escape.
Venue: On the roof of New Design High School, 350 Grand St. @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)
More info: www.rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/trapped-short-films/
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Live music by Lazyeyes
9:00PM: Films begin
11:30PM-1:00AM: After-party sponsored by Red Stripe at Fontana's (105 Eldridge St. @ Grand)

The Films:
A Pretty Funny Story (Evan Morgan | 20’)
Comme des Lapins (Osman Cerfon | 8’)
Club Magic Moment (Zachary Volker | 15’) Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund recipient.
Endless Day (Anna Frances Ewert | 11’)
Black Metal (Kat Candler | 9’)
Avant Que de Tout Perdre (Xavier Legrand | 30’)

Saturday, June 1
The Dirties (Dir. Matt Johnson | Canada | 83 min.)
Matt and Owen are high school best friends, constantly bullied by a group they call “The Dirties.” When an assignment goes awry, the friends hatch a plan for revenge on their tormentors.
Venue: On the roof of New Design High School, 350 Grand St. @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)
More info: www.rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/the-dirties/
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Live music by Hanu Zahra
9:00PM: Film begins
10:30PM: Q&A with director Matt Johnson
11:30PM-1:00AM: After-party sponsored by Red Stripe at Fontana's (105 Eldridge St. @ Grand)


 

May 30, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

GORILLA
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Additional performances Tues. May 28 at 7pm
And Wed. May 29 at 8pm.
No performance on May 26.
Previews begin May 24th
Opening May 30th
May 24 - June 16
Theatre Row

Scandinavian American Theater Company will present the US Premiere of GORILLA by Rhea Leman. The Danish premiere was just nominated for the 2013 Reumert Award (the Danish equivalent of the Tony Award) for Best Playwrighting. Directed by Ari Edelson, previews begin May 24 at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening is slated for May 30.

GORILLA follows five businessmen as they navigate through the final weekend of a team-building program under the guidance of the female head of Human Resources. Under the shadow of the economic collapse, greed, ambition, sex, power, gender, and sexuality all bubble to the surface as their true colors begin to emerge towards their company, families and each other.

The production stars Albert Bendix, Oliver Burns, Jennifer Dorr White, L.J. Ganser, Alfred Gingold, Khris Lewin and Tullan Holmqvist with set by Julia Przedmojska, costumes by Christine Kahler, lighting by Miriam Crowe and sound by Joe Lankheet. GORILLA is sponsored by The Danish Arts Council Committee for Performance Arts, The Consulate General of Denmark in New York and Wilhelm Hansen Fonden.

Tickets are $18 at 212-239-6200 or www.TeleCharge.com.

The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row | 410 West 42nd Street at 9th Avenue


 

May 29, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


CHARLES PONZI - A DOLLAR AND A SCHEME
Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3pm.
Previews begin May 28th
Opening May 30th
May 28 - June 9th
4th Street Theater

Black Moon Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of CHARLES PONZI - A DOLLAR AND A SCHEME. This multimedia biographical drama is written and performed by Alessio Bordoni and directed by René Migliaccio with mixed media collages by India Evans. Previews begin May 28 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theater. Opening is slated for May 30.

CHARLES PONZI - A DOLLAR AND A SCHEME is based on the life and crimes of Italian-born swindler Charles Ponzi. In 1920, Ponzi found a way to exploit the rules of American capitalism and rapidly emerged as one of the wealthiest capitalists in the US -- at the expense of fifty thousand people. The play is an advocacy against the evils of unchecked capitalism as it exposes the mindset of one man whose primary goal was the pursuit of profit..


Running time is 70 minutes. Tickets are $20, available at www.eventbrite.com For info call 347-268-3276.

The 4th Street Theatre | 83 East 4th Street
Between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, accessible from the F train at 2nd Ave.


 

May 28, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Oscar Peña's
A Cautionary Tail
Previews begin May 29
Opening Night June 10th
Through June 30th
Dates and Times Vary
The Flea Theater

The Flea Theater will present the world premiere of a cautionary tale by playwright christopher. Directed by Flea Resident Director Benjamin H. Kamine (Thomas Bradshaw’s Job), previews begin May 29 with opening night set for June 10.

a cautionary tail – a play of impossible choices - is set in a world of magical characters. First generation Chinese-Americans growing up in New York City, Vivian and Luke confront a confused tangle of family, a diverse array of friends, and their rampant sexuality. In our digital age, how can they navigate the traditional expectations of their mother with their American culture of individuality?

Tickets are $15 - $30 at 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

The Flea | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway
Three blocks south of Canal
Close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.


 

May 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

"Requiems for the Brave"
MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013, MEMORIAL DAY @ 7:00 PM
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

Mark Hayes, Composer/Conductor
Hayes: Requiem (World Premiere)
Hayes: The Gettysburg Address (New York Premiere)
Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Maurice Duruflé: Requiem

*Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

For 50% off tickets enter the discount code online, by phone, or in person at Lincoln Center's box office - DCIWEB

Tickets: $20 - $100 (before discount)
On Sale Now!
Call CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or visit www.lincolncenter.org


Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023


 

May 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Blush
May 21-26, 2013
Brooklyn Academy of Music

The critically acclaimed and award-winning BLUSH comes to the inaugural season of the BAM Fisher Theater. Dense with emotional rawness and physical exertion, this intimate work chases one of the most elusive human expressions - the blush - through the stress and raptures as it melts to the edges of the skin.

General Admission tickets available now - or celebrate with special performance & event packages below!

May 21-26, 2013
$20-30
Reserve online now:
www.bam.org/gallimdance

BAM Fisher | 321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY


Another New York Cool Tip:

Two Chamber Operas by Martin Halpern based on Yeats
Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 3 PM
May 23-26
440 Studios

Two chamber operas in the intimate setting of 440 Studios. Veteran composer/librettist Martin Halpern presents"Purgatory" and "The Hour Glass," freely based on plays by William Butler Yeats centering on an aging man's struggle with a troubled conscience. Three outstanding singers: baritone Jim Trainor, tenor Blake Friedman; soprano Jacqueline Noparstak, accompanied by pianist Earl Buys.

Tickets: $25; $15 for students 7 seniors


440 Studios | 440 Lafayette Street
(Black Box Theater)
(between Astor Place and East 4th Streets)


 

May 25, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
Friday, May 24th through Sunday, May 26th
Theater For the New City

The 18th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, NYC's most diverse FREE 3-day, indoor and outdoor cultural celebration, will be held on Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 24th through Sunday, May 26th, at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue between E. 9th & E. 10th Streets). This year's event brings together more than 100 performing arts organizations, local and international celebrities, filmmakers, playwrights, musicians, puppeteers, and more.

All events are FREE and open to the public. For a complete lineup and schedule, visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net. Or call 212-254-1109.

Theater for the New City |155 1st Avenue between E. 9th & E. 10th Streets)


Another New York Cool Tip:

RuPaul's Drag Race Favorite Premieres Solo Comedy
PANDORA BOXX: LICK THIS BOXX!
Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26 at 7:30pm
The Laurie Beechman Theater

PANDORA BOXX, a favorite contestant from RuPaul's Drag Race, will present the New York premiere of her solo comedy. Beginning May 24, the beloved comedienne will present PANDORA BOXX: LICK THIS BOXX! at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). This limited engagement runs for 3 performances only: Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26 at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $20 plus a $15 food/drink minimum. VIP Tickets for $40, which include preferred seating, a signed Pandora Boxx photo, a post-show meet-and-greet, and a photo op with Pandora, are also available. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.


The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe) | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street)




May 24, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


Illustration by Sophie Escabasse



Another New York Cool Tip: "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy," an action adventure story for everyone who is old enough to be scared, is for sale at Barnes and Noble. Written by Wendy R. Williams and illustrated by Sophie Escabasse.



Faithfull, Mick Jagger's Muse
May 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st @ 9:00pm
Susan Batson Studio Theatre

London, 1968. Marianne Faithfull is famous, rich and immersed in a passionate relationship with Mick Jagger. She was a British pop sensation, fashion icon and muse to many... five years later, she had nothing.
Written & Performed By Fiona Graham, www.fiona-graham.com -

When the spotlights turned and Marianne was surrounded by scandal, she was faced with the mythology that grew around her. She was “the victim of cool, the tyranny of hip.” In the days leading up to her very public fall, Marianne grappled with her love for Mick and her love for drugs...
www.mickjaggersmuse.com

Tickets- $20.

For more performance information visit www.mickjaggersmuse.com

Susan Batson Studio Theatre | 300 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor
NY, 10036
Between 8th & 9th Avenue
Nearest Subway 42nd Street Port Authority
www.susanbatsonstudionyc.com


 

May 23, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Sergei Kvitko in a Solo Piano Debut at Carnegie Hall With Special Guests:
Lucas Segovia and Kara Zimmerman of Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
Thursday May 23, 2013 at 8 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sergei Kvitko, acclaimed pianist, composer, recording engineer and producer, presents a solo piano recital that includes Enrique Granados’ rarely performed, exquisitely passionate and profoundly poetic suite Escenas Romanticas; Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition – the monumental interpretation, recording of which American Record Guide proclaimed “among the best ever made,” and his original virtuoso transcriptions of Bach’s Prelude in C Major – an unexpectedly romantic take on the famous piece; Mussorgsky’s Trepak from “Songs and Dances of Death”- dark and mysterious song transcribed for solo piano in tradition of Schubert-Liszt arrangements; and Eugène Ysaÿe’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 “Ballade” – violin bravura masterpiece in its first ever daring arrangement for piano.
For the performance of Granados’ Escenas Románticas, Sergei will be joined on the stage by Lucas Segovia and Kara Zimmerman, the stars of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, for a unique mini-ballet choreographed exclusively for this collaboration.


Tickets (general: $35, students & seniors: $20) available at CarnegieCharge (212) 247-7800, or at www.carnegiehall.org

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall | 154 West 57th Street, New York 10019




May 21, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

An Evening Celebrating New York Theatre Ballet & Ballet School NY
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:30pm
Repertorio Español


New York Theatre Ballet announces their benefit, An Evening Celebrating New York Theatre Ballet & Ballet School NY, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

The evening, which will be hosted by i Trulli, will begin at 6:30pm with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and an exclusive performance by NYTB performing popular selections from their repertory at Repertorio Español, 138 E. 27th Street, NYC. The evening will continue with a four-course dinner with Pugliese wine pairing at i Trulli, 122 E. 27th Street, NYC.

Register online at nytb.org or by calling 212-679-0401. Seating is limited. Admission is $30 (tax deductible) for the performance and hors d'oeuvres or $175 ($100 tax deductible) for the dinner at i Trulli, which includes admission to the show at Repertorio Español.

Repertorio Español | 138 East 27th Street, NYC



Another New York Cool Tip:

Blush
May 21-26, 2013
Brooklyn Academy of Music

The critically acclaimed and award-winning BLUSH comes to the inaugural season of the BAM Fisher Theater. Dense with emotional rawness and physical exertion, this intimate work chases one of the most elusive human expressions - the blush - through the stress and raptures as it melts to the edges of the skin.

General Admission tickets available now - or celebrate with special performance & event packages below!

May 21-26, 2013
$20-30
Reserve online now:
www.bam.org/gallimdance

BAM Fisher | 321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY


 

May 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Playwrights Writing for Television: Success or Compromise?
With Sheila Callaghan, Itamar Moses, Diana Son, & Matt Schatz
Monday, May 20, 6:30pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY

New York playwrights who write for television gather at the Segal to examine whether their work is enhanced or compromised by working in both worlds. New York has always provided a steady stream of talent for the television industry. The recent growth of TV writing away from Los Angeles and the success of long-form TV series on networks like HBO have expanded opportunities for successful writers. Like actors, these writers move in both worlds – but how do they manage it?

Catherine Sheehy (Chair of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale School of Drama and Resident Dramaturg at Yale Rep), will moderate the discussion, featuring writers Sheila Callaghan (Roadkill Confidential/United States of Tara, Shameless) Diana Son (Stop Kiss/Southland, Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Itamar Moses (Bach at Leipzig/ Boardwalk Empire), and Matt Schatz (Oh, Gastronomy!/House of Zuck).

Special thanks to AO International.

Free! First come, first served.

Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY | 365 Fifth Ave at 34th St.


Another New York Cool Tip:

Grounded Aerial presents:
Sneak Peek
-a glimpse of our newest repertoire
Sunday May 19th at 7pm
Monday May 20th at 8pm
Where
House of Yes


We are a visceral aerial dance company that theatrically utilizes the dimensions of each space by piercing through the air with character-driven purpose. We believe in spectacle for a reason. Our technically trained dancers come from such backgrounds as Fuerza Bruta, De La Guarda, Momix, Blue Man Group, The Met, Keigwin + Company, STREB, Cirque du Soleil, and Pilobolus. Prior to our performance featuring never-before-heard commissioned works by John Medeski, John E. Oyzon, and Trevor Exter, a live five-piece ensemble will be performing original compositions by Jacob Robinette.

Artistic Director- Karen A. Fuhrman
Technical Director- Aaron Verdery

Sneak Peek is an evening of theater, dance and aerial with enticing characters, gymnastic feats, original live music, and choreographic debuts of Grounded Aerial's new repertoire. There is a fully stocked bar.
For Tickets ($15 on line and $20 at door):http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/370527

House of Yes | 342 Maujer St., Brooklyn, NY 11206
(Subway: Take the L Train to Grand St.)


 

May 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Village Light Opera Group Presents
The Pirates of Penzance
Thursday May 16 8pm Dress Rehearsal Preview $22.50 (Half price!)
Friday May 17 8pm $45.00
Saturday May 18 2pm Children’s Matinee $45 ($22.50 for kids under 12 – eye patches included!)
Saturday May 19 8pm $45.00
Sunday May 20 4pm $45.00
The Riverside Theater (91 Claremont Ave @ 120th Street, No. 1 train to 116th St. stop)

Hurrah! Tickets are now on sale for The Village Light Opera Group’s Spring 2013 production, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. This fully-staged show features a new orchestration by musical director/conductor William Remmers and stage direction by Emily Cornelius.

For tickets and directions, visit www.villagelightopera.org. Seating is general admission.

The Riverside Theater | 91 Claremont Ave @ 120th Street,
No. 1 train to 116th St. stop



May 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

"Cinco Por Cinco."
Fri & Sat at 8 PM
Sun at 3 PM
May 17 to 19, 2013,
Theatre 80 Saint Marks


With a new program of innovative and edgy repertoire, Rebeca Tomás, brings her A Palo Seco Flamenco Company back to Theatre 80 Saint Marks from May 17 to 19, presenting a new production, "Cinco Por Cinco." Tomás, a fierce and feminine NY-based Flamenco artist, will direct her company of five dancers, two singers and three musicians in a show that promises to be true to her vision of upholding Flamenco's traditions while also pushing its boundaries and giving it a distinctive New York City feel.

The evening will feature the premier of two new choreographies. "Cinco por Cinco," the production's namesake, will feature the cast of five female dancers in a rhythmic call-and-response, each using one of five percussive elements within Flamenco: Zapateo (Footwork), Palmas (Rhythmic Hand-Clapping), El Abanico (the Spanish Fan), Castanuelas (Castanets), and el Baston (the Percussive Cane). The second piece, "La Farruca," which is a typically masculine-style of Flamenco dance, will be set as a duet for two females, clad in high-wasted pants and bolero jackets. The piece will capitalize on the linear nature of this dance style with its heel-turns and musically intricate footwork. Musical accompaniment will include guitar, violin, and a female vocalist who plays an integral role in the choreography.

Tickets $25-40. $20 Students/Seniors with valid ID at door. Box office (212) 388-0388 (Mon-Fri 1-5pm)
Online ticketing available at: www.theatre80.org

Theatre | 80 Saint Marks
80 Saint Marks Place, Manhattan


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Canticum Novum Singers Present Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor
Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 PM
St. Jean Baptiste Church

The Canticum Novum Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic
Director will present Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor, K. 427 on
Saturday, May 18 - 8:00 PM at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 76th St. and
Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

The program will also include Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus and J.S. Bach’s
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied. This will be the final concert of The
Canticum Novum Singers’ 40th Anniversary season.

Guest performers will be Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano, Jennifer Johnson
Cano, mezzo-soprano, Frank Lopardo, tenor, Clifford Derix, baritone and
the Artemis Chamber Ensemble.

Tickets for the May 18 concert are $60 and $40, and are available by
calling Gotham Early Music Scene at 212-866-0468 or at
http://www.gemsny.org/canticumnovum20122013.html.

For more information, visit http://canticumnovumsingers.org/. For MTA
transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/_start.aspx.

St. Jean Baptiste Church | 76th St. and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan
URL: http://canticumnovumsingers.org/


 

May 17, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Light & Sound Concerts Presents Glass Music Master Miguel Frasconi
Friday, May 17 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 PM
Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 PM Family Concert & Conversation with the artist
The Old Stone House, Washington Park

Light & Sound Concerts presents Glass Music Master Miguel Frasconi in
concert on Friday, May 17 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 PM at
The Old Stone House, Washington Park, 336 Third Street (bet. 4th & 5th
Avenues) in Brooklyn, New York. Also on May 19, at 2:00 PM Light & Sound
will present a special 40 minute Family Concert & Conversation with the
Artists. These will be the final concerts of Light & Sound’s Spring 2013
series.

Miguel Frasconi will present a solo concert using his unique glass
instruments. Each composition will use a specific glass object or set of
glass objects to explore a different acoustic property. The structure of
each musical work will itself be derived from the specific sonic
qualities at hand as well as the interaction with the acoustic space in
which the performance takes place.

Tickets for the May 17 and 19 performances are $20 at the door, and are
also available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/347890. Tickets
for the May 19 Family Concert & Conversation with the Artist are $15 for
first adult, $5 for each additional family member. For more information,
call 718-768-3195 or visit http://www.lightandsound-concerts.org. A
reception will follow each event.

The Old Stone House | Washington Park | 336 Third Street
Bet. 4th & 5th Avenues | rooklyn
: http://www.lightandsound-concerts.org


Another New York Cool Tip:

Shaking Thing Up - for Parkinson's
Friday May 17th, 7-11:30pm
Studio Arte'

On May 17th, a group of talented artists will host the 'Shaking Things Up fundraiser & art show to help raise money for the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The event will feature painter Aleksander Betko, fashion designer & illustrator Caroline Berti, jewelry designer Jennifer Elizabeth, author Ondre' Tokai, & painter Justin Sonny Eagles. The emphasis will be on 'a good time for a good cause, and there will be martini's, house sangria, and wine, as well as fresh, both hot and cold hors d' ourves, and raffles of different goods.

Admission $50. (includes 2 drinks) for more information please visit www.shakingthingsup.weebly.com

Studio Arte' | 265 West 37th Street 17th Floor


 

May 16, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo Annual Gala
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Cocktails at 7PM
Dinner and Dancing at 8PM
Capriani 42nd Street

El Museo will be held on its annual Gala on Thursday May 16 2013 at Cipriani 42 Street in New York City, to honor actor Raúl Esparza with the Excellence in the arts award, Ramiro Ortiz Mayorga the Trustee Leadership Award, and Ricardo Villela Marino, CEO, Latin America Banco Itaú Unibanco with the Corporate Excellence in the Arts Award. The glamorous fundraising chairs are Valentino D. Carlotti, Fe Fendi, Valentin Hernandez, and Marie Unanue. The event’s décor will be by Jerónimo Gaxiola Balsa, music by The Bob Hardwick Sound, led by Bob Hardwick and DJ Honey Redmond will be spinning.

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes 250,000 visitors annually to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s critically acclaimed exhibitions and wide-ranging collections, film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dynamic artistic and community gathering place, El Museo is a center of cultural pride on New York’s museum mile.

For additional information, go to www.elmuseo.org.

Cipriani 110 East 42nd Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Chamber Orchestra of New York Presents
Petite Gems
Thursday, May 16 – 7:30 PM
Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan

The Chamber Orchestra of New York, Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music
Director, will present Petite Gems, a concert on Thursday, May 16 – 7:30
PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street at Seventh Avenue
in Manhattan.

CONY will present Respighi’s Trittico Botticelliano (Botticelli
Pictures), Haydn’s Concerto for Violoncello in C Major, Adrian Daurov,
solo cello, Verdi’s La Traviata, Prelude to Act III and Wagner’s
Siegfried Idyll.

Tickets are $35 and $25 general admission and can be purchased online at
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/5/16/0730/PM/Chamber-Orchestra-of-New-York/,
by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visiting the box office at
57th Street and 7th Avenue. $20 senior/student tickets are also
available at the box office. More about the concert at
http://www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/concert_season_Petite_Gems.html.

http://www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/meetthemusicians_Adrian_Daurov.html.

http://www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/music_director.html.

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall | 57th Street at Seventh Avenue | Manhattan
URL: http://www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/

 


 

May 15, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Philippe Beziat’s,
BECOMING TRAVIATA
Wednesday, May 15 - May 29
(Daily Showtimes: 1:15p, 3:45p, 7:00p, 9:30p)
FILM FORUM

The reinvention of Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata, as sung by world-famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay, is the subject of Philippe Béziat’s thrilling new movie. A modern, minimalist, post-punk approach strips away the opulence and grandiosity associated with operatic productions. Concentrating on director Jean-François Sivadier’s working relationship with Dessay, the film reveals how two great creative minds build the story of a doomed love affair. The stars rehearse in what look like yoga outfits, on a bare stage, with minimal props. The final production, set against a backdrop of sky and clouds, punctuated by a single chandelier, features Violetta and Alfredo (a darkly gorgeous Charles Castronovo) as the very essence of hipster-chic. Their passion, however, is for the ages. With music performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Louis Langrée. -- Karen Cooper

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq6ffF8QLsQ

Tickets: $12.50
Tickets and additional information:
http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/becoming_traviata

FILM FORUM | 209 West Houston St., NY, NY 10014 | 212.727.8110


 

May 14, 2013

An Evening of Tuneful Trends
Tuesday, May 14th. 7:30 PM-8:45
Dicapo Opera Theater

"An Evening of Tuneful Trends" is catching everyone's eye this spring season! Come see a music fashion show on May 14th at 7:30 at the Dicapo Opera Theater! Twenty-four musicians, including classical string players, composers, a trombonist, a flutist, an oboist, vocalists, jazz students, and pianists, all from the freshman class of The Juilliard School, will be hosting a music fashion show performance, "An Evening of Tuneful Trends" benefiting Opportunity Music Project, a non-profit providing free private music lessons to children from low-income families who have a passion for music in New York City. The benefit will be a music fashion show--"An Evening of Tuneful Trends.” Every fashion model is a music performer, and every performance will showcase a fashion designer, including Anna Sui. There will be solo, duet, and trio performances by musicians in a variety of musical styles, including classical, jazz and pop. Check out "An Evening of Tuneful Trends" Facebook page for more information.

$15 suggested donation. Contact Jessica Garand, Founder and Director or Opportunity Music Project at 917-740-3190 or Abigail Elder, Creator and Coordinator of "An Evening of Tuneful Trends" at 216-849-5855.

Dicapo Opera Theater | 184 E 76th St


 

May 13, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Theatre Communications Group 2013 Gala Evening
Monday, May 13, 2013 cocktails 6:00 Dinner 7:00
Angel Orensanz Foundation

On Monday, May 13, 2013, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, will honor Ruth and Stephen Hendel and Ming Cho Lee with a Gala Evening at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City. The Gala co-chairs are playwright Lydia R. Diamond and interior designer Jasmine M. Keller. The Gala honorary chairs are Anne Kaufman, Obie award-winning director; Nelle Nugent, Broadway producer; Judith O. Rubin, chairman of the board of Playwrights Horizons; and Liz Smith, columnist and “The Grand Dame of Dish”.

Joining them will be a growing list of TCG-published playwrights to celebrate the over 30-year history of TCG books as an independent trade publisher of dramatic literature. The authors in attendance will include: Jon Robin Baitz, Eric Bogosian, Thomas Bradshaw, Ping Chong, Nilo Cruz, Will Eno, Jessica Hagedorn, Amy Herzog, Danny Hoch, Tina Howe, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Eduardo Machado, Ellen McLaughlin, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, Robert O’Hara, John O’Neal, Adam Rapp, José Rivera, Sarah Ruhl, Carl Hancock Rux, Alfred Uhry and Michael Weller.

For More information visit http://www.tcg.org/events/gala/

Angel Orensanz Foundation | 172 Norfolk St New York, NY 10002


Another New York Cool Tip:

Romantic and Modern Music Approached through the Prism of Historical Performance
Monday, May 13th, 7.30pm
St. Bartholomew’s Church

On Monday, May 13th, at 7:30 pm, The Orchestra Modern makes its debut at St. Bartholomew’s Church. The Orchestra Modern is a group of young instrumentalists exploring the performance practice of romantic and modern works. Conducted by Steven Fox and presented by The Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation, Inc., the Orchestra will perform orchestral expressions of passion by two great late-Romantic masters: Giuseppe Verdi's Overture to La Forza del Destino in its 1862 version and Richard Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, written for the birthday of his wife Cosima in 1869. These will be complemented by the charming Orchestral Suite No. 1 in four movements, composed in 1925 by Igor Stravinsky, and Charles Wuorinen's 1983 Spinoff for violin, double bass, and conga drums.

Tickets: $25 at the church. Students/Seniors $15 when purchased at the Concert Office 325 Park Avenue. Please visit
http://www.stbarts.org/music/great-music/the-orchestra-modern/ for advance purchases and additional information.


St. Bartholomew's Church | Park Avenue Between 50th and 51st


 

May 12, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Terayama Shuji's
"La Marie-Vison"
May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 2013 at 8:00pm
319 Scholes

First performed by Terayama Shuji's experimental theater troupe Tenjou Sajiki, "La Marie-Vison" tells the perversely fascinating tale of Marie, a transvestite prostitute who lives in elegant squalor with her dedicated servant. Every day, for eighteen years, Marie releases an exotic butterfly into the open fields of the living room. Every day for eighteen years the beautiful boy, imprisoned in her den, catches and kills it. The beautiful boy is tempted with visions of the outside world, free from the wiles of wicked Marie, but maybe the boy wasn't made for the outside world. Maybe none of us were. Please note that admittance is restricted to persons 18 years of age and over. This show contains nudity and graphic sexual situations. For more information, please visit www.kipukatheater.com

Tickets are $20 – General Admission, $15 – 30 years of age & under and $10 – Students with a valid student I.D. Seating is limited, so purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased online at www.kipukatheater.com

319 Scholes | 19 Scholes Street Brooklyn NY 11206
Located between Waterbury and Bogart Street.
Approximately 2 blocks from Montrose Avenue (L)


 

May 11, 2013

Australian Idol Finalist & Drag Star Premieres Solo Show
COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME
May 11, 16 & 18 at 7:30pm
The Laurie Beechman Theater

She has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent and sung a duet with Idina Menzel, now Australian Idol sensation COURTNEY ACT premieres her newest solo show in New York. Beginning May 11, the drag star will present COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). This limited engagement runs for 3 performances only:.
In COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME, the multi-talented drag idol sings her favorite songs and divulges the fascinating and funny dirty laundry list that is her sex life. There's that angry text from a straight boy's girlfriend, the twins in Montreal, and the US Marine, just to name a few of the titillating encounters she details in story and song. This tuneful, hysterical performance showcases Courtney's sharp observations of living life on the gender divide, and illustrates what happens
when boys like her.

Tickets are $18 plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.


The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe) | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue, Accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street.


 

May 10, 2013


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles"
Illustration by Sophie Escabasse

New York Cool Tip: "The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles," is part of a free promotion Friday, May 10 through Sunday May 12th at Amazon.com.

"The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if the "The Hunger Games" series is only for children. Written by Wendy R. Williams - Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse.

Click here for your free copy.


Another New York Cool Tip:

“UNIQLO Free Friday Nights” at the Museum of Modern Art
May 3, 2013 – Through End of Year 4:00PM-8:00PM
11 W 53rd St New York, NY 10019

“UNIQLO Free Friday Nights” at the Museum of Modern Art launches on May 3, 2013, and the first 1,000 visitors that night will receive a special, complimentary UNIQLO tote bag. UNIQLO is now a proud, exclusive sponsor of MoMA’s Friday night free admission program which takes place 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., every Friday, throughout the year. Since the program launched in 2004, nearly three million visitors have enjoyed free admission and increased accessibility to MoMA’s exhibitions, film screenings and The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.

http://www.uniqlo.com/us/

Museum of Modern Art | 11 W 53rd St New York, NY 10019



May 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

An Evening with Travel Writer Matt Gross
Thursday, May 9th at 6pm
The General Society Library, Manhattan

Matt Gross, well known to readers of The New York Times for his articles, including his celebrated column, ‘Frugal Traveler’ will discuss his gripping new book, The Turk Who Loved Apples, which makes a spirited case for independent travel and ’getting lost.’ In this lively talk he will recount many of his adventures, and reflect on his journeys, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the reality of travel writing.

General admission price is $15, Members – $10, Students - $5. To register for the lectures, please call 212 840 1840, ext 2 and for more information, please visit www.generalsociety.org.

The General Society Library | 20 West 44th Street, NY, NY 10036


 

May 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Tate Americas Foundation's Artists Dinner
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013. 7pm – Late.
Skylight at Moynihan Station

Tate Americas Foundation, an independent charity based in New York to raise support for Tate, will host the third Artists Dinner fundraising gala in New York on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Skylight at Moynihan Station. The Artists Dinner, which is sponsored by Dior, will honor over thirty artists from the Americas who are represented in the Tate’s permanent collection. Honorary chairs of the evening are Glenda Bailey and Sarah Jessica Parker. The evening is being chaired under the dynamic leadership of five co-chairs who are each major forces for the arts and culture in communities across the country: Estrellita Brodsky (New York), Kira Flanzraich (Miami), Pamela Joyner (San Francisco), Amy Phelan (Aspen/New York), and Christen Wilson (Dallas). The dinner will be followed by an after-party with a DJ set by Jim Lambie.

For ticket information, please contact Leigh Johnston at MF Productions at 212.243.7300 or leigh@mfproductions.com
http://www.tateamericas.org/

Skylight at Moynihan Station | 360 West 33rd Street, New York, NY


Another New York Cool Tip:

ERIMAJ and Fabian Almazan
Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30pm
Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10 at 7:30pm
Harlem Stage Gatehouse


This cutting-edge double bill features two exceptional rising young stars – drummer extraordinaire Jamire Williams, who is charting new territory with his ensemble ERIMAJ, hot off their critically-praised debut release, Conflict of a Man; and Fabian Almazan, considered one of the most thrilling young jazz pianists on the scene, who debuts at Harlem Stage with a special string project.

Presented as part of the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2013
The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival is produced by Harlem Stage, Jazzmobile and The Apollo Theater, in collaboration with Columbia University
Marc Cary Celebrates Abbey Lincoln

Tickets: $10 General


Harlem Stage Gatehouse | 150 Convent Avenue (at West 135th St.)


 

May 7, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

AILEY AT THE APOLLO
TUESDAY, MAY 7 @ 7PM
Benefit and Performance
Apollo Theater

For the first time ever, the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be joined by rising stars of Ailey II, gifted young dancers from The Ailey School, and talented students from AileyCamp in a spectacular Ailey At The Apollo performance on Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the Spring Gala Benefit performance will take place on the world famous Apollo Theater stage. A gala party with festive dress, décor and dancing to music by the famed DJ Kiss will follow the one-night-only performance.

The evening will honor Robert Kissane, a member of Ailey’s Board of Trustees, for his leadership, dedication and generosity to the Ailey organization for more than a decade. His expert judgment and strategic guidance were instrumental in creating the successful campaigns that led to the establishment of Ailey’s permanent home – The Joan Weill Center for Dance – and growing Ailey’s endowment to more than $50 million for Ailey’s 50th Anniversary season. New York Knicks’ Tyson Chandler and wife, Kimberly Chandler, will serve as Honorary Chairs. Since joining the Knicks team in 2011, Tyson has been an active contributor to the New York community both on and off the court. Together, the Chandlers have stood out as one of the NBA’s most philanthropic families; supporting various impactful community initiatives including Hurricane Sandy Relief, UNICEF and Delete Blood Cancer DKMS. Gala co-chairs are Lynne and Anthony M. Carvette, Leslie and Tom Maheras, David E. Monn, and Almaz and Marc Strachan; and vice chairs are Michele and Timothy Barakett, Judith Byrd, Eboni Marshall Turman and Rossie E. Turman III, and Yelberton R. Watkins.

Wine & Spirits generously provided by Diageo
Toyota Avalon is the Official Vehicle Partner of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

For more information on benefit tickets starting at $350, call (212) 405-9031 or visit www.alvinailey.org.

Apollo Theater | 253 West 125th


 

May 6, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Dance Against Cancer
An Evening to Benefit
the American Cancer Society
Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7pm
AXA Equitable Theater

Rose Caiola, Stuart Coleman, Julia Gruen, Heather Watts, Christopher Wheeldon and producers Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht present the third annual Dance Against Cancer on Monday, May 6, 2013 with cocktails at 6pm (VIP ticket only), a performance at 7pm, and a reception at 8:30pm at the AXA Equitable Theater, 787 Seventh Avenue (between 51st and 52nd Streets), NYC. Tickets are $150 ($300 for VIP) and are available at https://acsmnhtn.ejoinme.org/Danceagainstcancer.

VIP tickets include the pre-event reception beginning at 6pm, gift bag, preferred seating and post-event reception. General admission tickets include post-event reception only. All proceeds from this event will benefit research initiatives as well as all patient and family services programs that American Cancer Society funds.

The evening's performance, produced by New York City Ballet's Daniel Ulbricht and Manhattan Youth Ballet's Erin Fogarty, will feature dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Norwegian National Ballet, among others.

Performers to include Maria Kowroski, Wendy Whelan, Tiler Peck, Robert Fairchild, Daniel Ulbricht, Herman Cornejo, Clifton Brown, Matthew Rushing, Katherine Crockett, Carrie Walsh, and Charles "Lil Buck" Riley amongst others.
Dance Against Cancer

Co-producers and longtime friends Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht conceived Dance Against Cancer in 2010. Both Ms. Fogarty and Mr. Ulbricht have close ties to the cause. Ms. Fogarty lost her father in 2011 after a seven-year battle with colon cancer and Mr. Ulbricht's mother is currently battling uterine cancer. With so many of their close friends and family sharing stories of their own relation to the disease, the desire to do something grew into what is now a gala benefit for the incredible work that the American Cancer Society does through research initiatives as well as patient and family service programs. The benefit brings together top dance companies from New York City and beyond for a night of beautiful performances, world premieres and great company. Since its inauguration, Dance Against Cancer has raised over $60,000 in support of the American Cancer Society.

Tickets are $150 ($300 for VIP) and are available at https://acsmnhtn.ejoinme.org/Danceagainstcancer.

AXA Equitable Theater | 787 Seventh Avenue
Between 51st and 52nd Streets, NYC


 

May 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE
Free Concert with Broadway Performers &
Others Singing Great Songs for a Great Cause
Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Times Square Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 46th & 47th Streets

Magical Music for Life Foundation presents its second annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE benefit concert Sunday, May 5th. This will be a continuous sing-a-thon, with members of the Broadway community, talented children & groups from the tri-state area, and the Magical Music singing groups taking turns on the stage. Some of the Broadway actors who will be performing include: Aiden Gemme & Sadie Seelert (“Mary Poppins”), Brianna Gentilella (“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”), Alison Horowitz (“Sunday in the Park with George”), Corey Mach & Chelsea Packard (the new “Hands on a Hardbody”), Jenny Mollet (“The Color Purple”), James Moye (“Million Dollar Quartet”), Jed Resnik (“Avenue Q”), J. L. Williams (“FELA!”), Ashton Woerz (the new revival of “Pippin”), and Madeleine Rose Yen (“War Horse”). The goal of the concert is to raise awareness and funds for the production of free, downloadable original songs written specifically for children with special needs & autism and to continue the outreach efforts of Magical Music to use music to better the lives of all children.

Come on May 5th to … Hear the great songs ... Watch a special dance performance by the cast members of “FELA!” … See a debut concert of original music for children with (& without) special needs ... Dance with “Mary Poppins” cast members ... Bid on Broadway and other auction & raffle items, including tickets, backstage visits, & signed memorabilia ... and Help raise $$ for this free, downloadable music for children with autism & special needs.

This is a free concert, but donations will be gladly accepted at the event or online. For more information about the foundation, event, or performance scheduling, to make a donation, or to hear this music, go to http://www.magicalmusic.org.

Times Square | Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 46th & 47th Street




May 4, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Stephen Petronio Company
Like Lazarus Did (LLD 4/30) – World Premiere
Tuesday April 30 @ 7:30pm
Wednesday May 1 @ 7:30pm - Spring Gala
Thursday May 2 @ 8:00pm
Friday May 3 @ 8:00pm
Saturday May 4 @ 8:00pm
Sunday May 5 @ 2:00pm and 7:30pm
The Joyce Theater

Stephen Petronio and his powerhouse dancers explore the mythology of resurrection with their trademark "visceral thrill...unlike anything offered by other contemporary choreographers" (The New York Times.) Concept & choreography by Stephen Petronio; Original music by Son Lux; Living set by Janine Antoni; Lighting design by Ken Tabachnick; Costumes by H. Petal; with music performed live by Son Lux, members of Bon Iver & yMusic, and The Young People’s Chorus of New York City under the direction of Francisco J. Núñez; featuring dancers Julian De Leon, Davalois Fearon, Joshua Green, Gino Grenek, Barrington Hinds, Natalie Mackessy, Jaqlin Medlock, Nicholas Sciscione, Emily Stone, and Joshua Tuason

Tickets start at $10. For more information or advance purchase visit Joyce.org or call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

 

DIVAS LIVE! (Showtunes, Tiaras & Boas)
Matt Yee’s Outrageous Adult Sing Along Show hits 42nd Street
Saturday May 4 & Sunday May 5, 2013. 7pm
The Laurie Beechman Theater

Matt Yee, that wonderfully funny Entertainer, Artist, Comedian from Hawaii, & evidence that "Asian Men Are Huge" brings his Outrageous Adult Sing Along Show entitled” DIVAS LIVE! (Showtunes, Tiaras & Boas)” to the Laurie Beechman Theater on 42nd Street. Get ready to sing loud (even if you suck!). Matt’s Divas our coming out. His previous shows sold out at the Beechman, and are infamous on the Atlantis All Gay Cruises where he’s been a Signature Entertainer for over 11 years. Matt recently sang with Glee and Wicked Star Idina Menzel & was featured on Logo & in several national magazine articles recently (find it at www.mattyee.com). His tour includes performances in Asia, Europe and include San Francsico at the Rrazz Room & London at the St. James Theater during the Olympics.

Advance discount tix available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/355186
$22 in advance plus $15 food/drink minimum per person plus tax/service, adults only.
$37 at the door if any seats are available then.
Doors will open at 6:15pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday for dinner.

The Laurie Beechman Theatre | Downstairs in the West Bank Café
407 West 42nd St. (between 9th and 10th avenues)
NYC, NY 10036

Tel: 212-695-6909
For more info, please visit www.mattyee.com


 

May 3, 2013

Just Published: Read my article and see Katherin Wermke's photographs of Rafael Cennamo for Fall/Winter 2013.


New York Cool Tip:

ARTS' NIGHT OUT
MAY 3 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Park Avenue Armory


Spring Show NYC 2012 Co-Chairs Abigail Starliper, Maggie Moore, Emily Collins, and Lydia Melamed Johnson

Over 1,000 prominent young patrons from the city's top cultural institutions will gather at the historic Park Avenue Armory for Arts' Night Out, a celebration of the Spring Show NYC, organized by the Art and Antique Dealers League of America, on Friday evening, May 3, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Among the cultural organizations whose young patrons will attend are: Metropolitan Museum of Art (Apollo Circle); Metropolitan Opera (Young Associates); New York City Opera (Young Patrons Circle); Brooklyn Museum of Art (Patrons Councils); New York Public Library (Young Lions); Guggenheim Museum (Young Collectors Council); The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art; The Young Fellows of The Morgan Museum & Library; Whitney Museum of American Art (Whitney Contemporaries); The American Friends of the Louvre (Young Patrons Circle); New York Historical Society (Young Friends); Asia Society (Asia Circle); Carnegie Hall Notables; El Museo del Barrio (Young International Circle); Freer/Sackler Silk Road Society; St. George's Society of New York (George); Guild Hall of East Hampton; New York Philharmonic (Intermezzo Society); Philadelphia Museum of Art (Young Friends); Royal Oak Foundation;Save Venice Inc (Young Friends); The American Friends of the Georgian Group (Young Georgians); The Bruce Museum (Young Friends); The World Monuments Fund (Moai Circle); Center for Architecture (AIANY Young Professionals); Museum of the City of New York (Young Members Circle); Rubin Museum of New York (Visionary Circle); American Folk Art Museum (Young Patrons); Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Young Patrons); Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (Plinth), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Young Patrons); Sotheby's Institute; The Montclair Art Museum Members; Parsons MA Program; Christie's Education; and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Young Patrons).

"Arts Night Out is a very important component of the Spring Show NYC ," says Clinton Howell, president of the AADLA. "All of our exhibitors are very keen to develop relationships with the new generation of collectors and this evening is our way of reaching out to them."

Tickets are $30 per person.For more information about the AADLA Spring Show-taking place May 1-5, 2013 at the Park Avenue Armory at Park Avenue and 67th Street, NYC, please visit www.springshownyc.com. For questions about the VIP program, please email info@springshownyc.com

Park Avenue Armory | 643 Park Ave New York, NY 10065



May 2, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Ibla Foundation Competition Winners in Concert
Thursday, May 2 – 7:00 PM
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall

The Ibla Foundation of New York and Dr. Salvatore Moltisanti will
present their International Grand Prize Competition Winners in concert
on Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 7 PM at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall,
154 West 57th Street in Manhattan.

Dr. Moltisanti, internationally recognized as one of the foremost
Italian pianists of his generation, presents 2012’s Ibla competition
winning instrumentalists and singers from around the world making their
Carnegie Hall Debut.

Foundation Prize Winners who will perform include cellist Anna Gerber
and pianist Ben Schoeman from South Africa, accordianists Tomasz
Ostaszewski and Patryk Sztabinski from Poland, soprano Angelica Cirillo
and pianist Gabriele Gallo from Italy, soprano Eija Räisänen, and
pianist Liisa Pimiä from Finland, pianists Jason Chiang., Ian Miller and
Audrey Ann Southard Rumsey from the U.S., pianist/composers David Cieri
and Jim Erickson, also from the U.S., pianist Laehyung Woo from South
Korea and the piano duo of Yuka Munehisa and Samuel Fried.

Selections will include music by Bach, Verdi, Puccini, Liszt, Chopin,
Ginastera, Prokofiev, Bartok, Oskar Merikanto and other classical
masters, as well as works written or improvised by the pianist/composers
on the program.

Tickets for the May 2 concert may be purchased by calling CarnegieCharge
at 212-247-7800, online at http://www.carnegiehall.org or by visiting
the Carnegie Hall Box Office. For press tickets or more information,
please contact the Ibla Foundation at 212-387-0111 or visit them online
at http://www.ibla.org.

516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall | 154 West 57th Street | Manhattan
URL: http://www.ibla.org


 

May 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Stephen Petronio Company
Like Lazarus Did (LLD 4/30) – World Premiere
Tuesday April 30 @ 7:30pm
Wednesday May 1 @ 7:30pm - Spring Gala
Thursday May 2 @ 8:00pm
Friday May 3 @ 8:00pm
Saturday May 4 @ 8:00pm
Sunday May 5 @ 2:00pm and 7:30pm
The Joyce Theater

Stephen Petronio and his powerhouse dancers explore the mythology of resurrection with their trademark "visceral thrill...unlike anything offered by other contemporary choreographers" (The New York Times.) Concept & choreography by Stephen Petronio; Original music by Son Lux; Living set by Janine Antoni; Lighting design by Ken Tabachnick; Costumes by H. Petal; with music performed live by Son Lux, members of Bon Iver & yMusic, and The Young People’s Chorus of New York City under the direction of Francisco J. Núñez; featuring dancers Julian De Leon, Davalois Fearon, Joshua Green, Gino Grenek, Barrington Hinds, Natalie Mackessy, Jaqlin Medlock, Nicholas Sciscione, Emily Stone, and Joshua Tuason

Tickets start at $10. For more information or advance purchase visit Joyce.org or call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800

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


 

April 30, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Tommy Smith’s
WHITE HOT
Previews begin April 26
Opening Night May 7th
Fridays and Saturdays at 10pm
Sundays and Mondays at 7pm
Additional performances Tuesday, May 7
And Wednesday, May 8 at 5pm
And Thursday May 23 at 10pm.
April 26 – May 26
The Flea

Playwright Tommy Smith returns to The Flea and once again brings you to the brink with the New York Premiere of WHITE HOT. In her directorial debut, the production will be helmed by Flea Resident Director Courtney Ulrich starring The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Previews begin April 26 with opening night slated for May 7.

In WHITE HOT, Lil, married and pregnant, tries to find salvation in a simple life. Her sister, Sis, escapes reality through the abuse of drugs and vacant sexual relationships. Their lives collide in an epic portrait of self-destruction, led by Lil’s oblivious husband Bri, and a sexual mercenary named Grig. A brutal comedy about how cruel we can be to the ones we love, when we want what they have.

Tickets are $30 with limited $15 and $20 tickets available each performance based on availability. Tickets go on sale to Flea Theater Members immediately; tickets are on sale to the general public starting March 5, available by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

The Flea | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway
Three blocks south of Canal
Close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.


 

April 29, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Raised Spirits Theater presents
Coriolanus (A Radio Version)
Monday, April 29th 2013, 7:00pm
Kabayitos Theater at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center

Raised Spirits Theater is dedicated to "Classics, by, for, and with ALL sorts of people." We make theater with actors of all shapes, colors, sizes, challenges, and orientations. We cast color blind and we take apart classic literature to suit whatever point we wish to make. We do this because we believe Shakespeare and his contemporaries wrote their plays for us, the people who watch them - and we're committed to making that "seeing" visceral, immediate, and deeply impactful.
For more information visit: www.facebook.com/raisedspiritstheater

Tickets are donation based and payable at the door. For reservations please email raisedspiritstheater@gmail.com.

Kabayitos Theater | 107 Suffolk St


 

April 28, 2013


Julianne Moore in The English Teacher

New York Cool Tip: Check our Frank J. Avella's Eleven Tribeca Film Festival Reviews.


New York Cool Tip:


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans"
Illustration by Sophie Escabasse


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans,"written by Wendy R. Williams and illustrated by Sophie Escabasse, is part of a free promotion Friday, April 26th - Sunday April 28th at Amazon.com. "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if the "The Hunger Games" series is only for children.
Click here Friday - Sunday for your free copy:

"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans" is the second book in "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy."


New York Cool Tip:

A FATE WORSE THAN DEATH:
THE PERILS OF BEING A FAMOUS CORPSE
Sunday, April 28, 2013; 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Historic Green-Wood Cemetery

By blending biography, history, and trivia with great images, Bess Lovejoy, author of Rest In Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses, will connect the lives of the famous dead to the hilarious and horrifying adventures of their corpses at a fascinating book talk hosted by the Green-Wood Historic Fund. Following the talk, she will also meet with guests at a book sale and signing.

This book talk is FREE. Reservations are recommended.

To find out more information or to make online reservations, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

Historic Green-Wood Cemetery | 25th Street at 5th Avenue
Brooklyn (Meet at Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel)


 

April 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

MAGNOLIA MARCH for Peace
Saturday April 27, 1 to 3 PM
Gathering at Lincoln Center, South Plaza for a 1 PM start

Famed tapper Max Pollak has organized the "Magnolia March," a traditional New Orleans style Jazz Parade led by an ensemble of top notch NY jazz musicians, followed by dancers, artists, children, grandmothers - all who wish to participate. Magnolia March is created to pay respect to those who have been lost in recent acts of violence, and to their friends and families. Upon the return to Lincoln Center, children will create a memorial with their drawings of Magnolias, and other objects to pay tribute and as a call for peace.

All free - to register visit www.magnoliamarch.com

Gathering at Lincoln Center South Plaza for a 1 PM beginning. Parade will go to Columbus Circle, then Carnegie Hall, enter Central Park at 7th Avenue, exit at 67th Street and return to Lincoln Center




April 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Dances Patrelle 2013 Spring Repertory
April 26-28, 2013
Dicapo Opera Theatre

Dances Patrelle’s 2013 Spring Repertory program consists of three ballets choreographed by Francis Patrelle, What Do We Do About Mother?, with a commissioned score by Patrick Soluri and featuring Jenifer Ringer and Jonathan Stafford (courtesy of NYCB); Rhapsody in Blue, with music by George Gershwin; and Black Forrest Carousel, with music by Franz Schubert.

The production will run from April 26-28, 2013 at Dicapo Opera Theatre, 184 E. 76th Street, NYC. Tickets are $45 and are available at www.dancespatrelle.org. Special group rates available by calling (212) 722-7933. Performances: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm.

Dicapo Opera Theatre | 184 E. 76th Street, NYC


 

April 25, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Garden Sculpture and Antiques Fair: 1750-2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The New York Botanical Garden

The Garden Sculpture and Antiques Fair: 1750-2013 Preview Party and Collectors’ Plant Sale, previously the Antique Garden Furniture Show, will kick off the spring season at The New York Botanical Garden on Thursday, April 25, 2013. This exclusive preview event will take place in the Conservatory Tent, adjacent to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and is anticipated to attract 1,000 guests from the philanthropic, interior and landscape design, architecture and art worlds. Preview attendees will enjoy a silent auction of one-of-a-kind plants, garden décor, jewelry and other select items while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The Preview Party on April 25 is the opening celebration to a weekend-long Fair which runs from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28. The Preview Party is underwritten in part by Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan with additional support from Mish New York and Mr. and Mrs. Coleman P. Burke. The evening is sponsored by 1stdibs.

Individual tickets start at $200. For more information, please contact Caroline Balkonis at 718.817.8773 or visit www.nybg.org/antiques-show.

The New York Botanical Garden | 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY


Another New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY presents Beethoven’s Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage And Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony
April 25, 2013 at 8:00pm
Carnegie Hall


The New York Choral Society (NYCS) returns to Carnegie Hall under the baton of David Hayes, as Music Director on Thursday, April 25th at 8pm for a presentation of two choral works. The concert will open with a performance of Beethoven’s exquisite tone poem, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, a setting of two poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In striving to evoke the contrasting moods of those poems, Beethoven wrote some of his most descriptive and evocative music. The magnificence of the work lies not only in Beethoven’s extraordinary ability to paint vivid pictures—of still winds, rippling waves, stirring swells, and massive gusts—but also in his understanding of the power of transformation, expressed in this work.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.nychoral.org or www.carnegiehall.org, by phone from CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or in person at the Carnegie Call box office: 57th Street & 7th Avenue.

Carnegie Hall | 881 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019


April 24, 2013

Another New York Cool Tip:

BALLET HISPANICO
Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday and Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm
Evening performance on Sunday, April 21 only
April 16-28, 2013
The Joyce Theater

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater for its 25th annual New York Season from April 16-28, 2013.

Program A gives voice to a stellar trio of Spanish works: the world premiere of Sortijas by Cayetano Soto, one of the most dynamic and groundbreaking Spanish choreographers of his generation; the 30th anniversary-and Company premiere-of Jardi Tancat, the award-winning work that launched Nacho Duato's career; and the Joyce premiere of A vueltas con los ochenta by the cutting-edge duo Inma García and Meritxell Barberá, which explores the "Movida Madrileña" against the backdrop of 1980s Europop.

Program B jewels include Argentinean Alejandro Cervera's Tango Vitrola, along with Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's Danzón, set to live music by Latin Jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera. The return of audience favorite Nube Blanco is a flamenco-inspired treat to behold.

Program A:
Tue 4/16 and Wed 4/17 at 7:30pm, Thu 4/18, Fri 4/19, Sat 4/20 and Sat 4/27 at 8pm, Sun 4/21 at 7:30pm
Jardi Tancat, Sortijas, A vueltas con los ochenta

Program B will include a live performance by Paquito D'Rivera:
Tue 4/23 and Wed 4/24 at 7:30pm, Thu 4/25 and Fri 4/26 at 8pm
Nube Blanco, Tango Vitrola, Danzón

Program C:
Sat 4/20, Sun 4/21, Sat 4/27 and Sun 4/28 at 2pm
Jardi Tancat, Tango Vitrola, Nube Blanco

The matinee performance on Saturday, April 27, 2013 will include a post-performance chat with artistic director Eduardo Vilaro and Ballet Hispanico dancers.

Tickets range from $10-$59. Tickets are available by phone at 212-242-0800 or online at Joyce.org.

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


 

April 23, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

A Palladian Villa by Michael S. Smith
April 19-April 23, 10am-5pm
Christie’s

On 23-24 April Christie’s will present the two-day sale of A Palladian Villa by Michael S. Smith. Encompassing over 450 lots, the sale will include contemporary art, English furniture, Old Master paintings, Chinese works of art and antiquities from a remarkable private property designed by Michael S. Smith, one of the most venerated figures in interior design. The inspiration for the design, which is the subject of Smith’s upcoming book Building Beauty: The Alchemy of Design*, was drawn directly from the architecture of the house, a Palladian villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This concept allowed Smith to create a home that was informed by a classical sensibility but within a modern context, filled with extraordinary art and furnishings that span the past 500 years.

Free admission. For more information, please visit: christies.com

Christie’s | 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Alessandra Belloni's
"Rhythm is the Cure"
April 22 & 23 at 8 PM
Theater for the New City

Acclaimed singer/dancer/percussionist Alessandra Belloni presents her one-woman show "Rhythm is the Cure," dedicated to the healing of women through the power of drumming, vocals and dance. A native of Rome, Belloni is an authoritative performer of traditional and ancient Southern Italian music, theater, dance and traditions.

Tickets: $20
Reservations: 212.477.1594


Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue (between 9th & 10th Streets)


 

April 22, 2013

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Richard Greenberg’s
The Assembled Parties,
which is playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre through June 2nd.


 

New York Cool Tip:

GIVE KIDS A SHOT! National Meningitis Association Gala 2013
Emmy Award Winning Actor Richard Thomas to Emcee Star Studded Gala
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 7PM
New York Athletic Club

On Monday, April 22, 2013, National Meningitis Association will hold its annual Give Kids a Shot Gala, a benefit to save lives in the fight against meningitis, a vaccine-preventable disease. The event takes place at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York 10019. Cocktails & Silent Auction begin at 7:00 PM followed by dinner & the NMA Awards. Master of Ceremonies is iconic actor Richard Thomas.

2013 Honorees are William Schaffner, M.D., Health Achievement Award; Cindy Krejny, Moms on Meningitis Award; Massachusetts State Senator Jack Hart, Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award; Samantha and Kyle Busch, The Kyle Busch Foundation, Community Leadership Award.

Tables of ten are $100,000, $75,000, $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, & $10,000. Single tickets $1,000 and $500.

Contact Special Events Unlimited, 212-244-7333 or email gala@nmaus.org For more information visit www.nmaus.org.


New York Athletic Club | 180 Central Park South, New York 10019


Another New York Cool Tip:

ID pop shop NYC
Monday Aptil 22nd @ 10.30 am Till
Sunday April 28th @ 7.30 pm
Chelsea Market

Designer-entrepreneurs Barbara Wilkinson and Raoul Calleja have created a game-changer in the group market realm with the work of 25 independent designers shown in thoughtful mini-boutique settings. The designer-driven week long pop ups at the elegant Chelsea Market are a favorite of shoppers looking for something truly different.

Designer Participating:

Avalove Design, Barbara Wilkinson Jewelry, Bellero Designs, Corrente Handbags, Elaine Arsenault Handbags, jq loves u, Kimberlin Brown Jewelry, Kyoko Honda Jewelry, Lauren Wimmer Jewelry, LinePosters, Lumete, Morphicism, naturevsfuture, Pamela Barsky, Paste, RICA Bath & Body, Selen Design, ShayaNYC, Sohung Designs, Sonja Fries, SPJ, Urban Boulder, The Vanity Project, Vernakular Photo Designs, VERRIER

Entrance is free

https://www.facebook.com/IDPopShop

Telephone: (212) 242-7360

Chelsea Market | 75 Ninth Avenue, New York NY, 10011


 

April 21, 2013


Emma Roberts in Adult World
13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival

New York Cool Tip: Read our coverage of the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival which runs in New York City from April 17-28, 2013. Read Frank J. Avella's Film Column with coverage of the Festival and read his Tribeca Film Reviews.


New York Cool Tip:

AMADEUS
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) welcomes Ballet-théâtre atlantique du Canada, performing the New York City premiere of their full-length contemporary ballet, Amadeus, on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3pm.

Based on the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, this original full-length ballet in two acts follows the young prodigy's arrival at the Austrian court, his fierce rivalry with Antonio Salieri, and the creation of his greatest compositions. This piece touches on themes of isolation, envy, and the solitary life of the outsider. The performance will be immediately followed by a Q&A with Artistic Director Igor Dobrovolskiy and members of the company.

Tickets are $40/$30 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org.
Online orders: BrooklynCenterOnline.org
Box Office: (718) 951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm)
Groups of 15 or more: (718) 951-4600, ext. 3331


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2/5 trains to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue


 

April 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


SOI PARK: Curated by An-My Lê
Closing reception
Saturday, April 20, 2013 4:00 - 6:00pm*
Exhibition on view:
March 16 - April 20, 2013
Cue Art Foundation

CUE Art Foundation | 137 W. 25th Street | New York, NY 10001
212.206.3583 | cueartfoundation.org



Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Theatre Ballet presents
Keith Michael's GOOSE!
Saturday, April 20 at 1pm
Sunday, April 21 at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm.
April 20-21, 2013
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet presents Keith Michael's GOOSE! on Saturday, April 20 at 1pm and Sunday, April 21 at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. .

This family friendly ballet follows the antics of beloved nursery rhyme characters - Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, Little Miss Muffet, and a host of others kicking up their heels in Keith Michael's clever, fun-filled ballet set to Vladimir Shinov's original score.
Other performances this season include Legends and Visionaries, Program A and B, featuring critically acclaimed and new repertory. For full season information visit www.nytb.org.

Tickets start at $36 and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-982-2787. GOOSE! is one hour with no intermission and is appropriate for ages 3 and up

Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street, NYC



Another New York Cool Tip:

SUPER SÁBADO!
Target Free Third Saturdays at El Museo
Around the Block from El Museo.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Museo del Barrio

Celebrate the return of spring with amigos y vecinos around the block from El Museo through art-making and exhibitions, storytelling, poetry, dance, and more! Join Art for Change, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Justo Botánica, La Casa Azul Bookstore, Little Club Heads, MediaNoche Gallery, MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, and P.R.I.D.A. on this fun-filled day!

Admission: Free


El Museo del Barrio | 105th and Fifth




Another New York Cool Tip:

Quest for the Grail: International Treasure Hunt
Saturday, April 20th 2013, Noon to 5:00pm
Castle Clinton, Battery Park

LoNyLa is an international creative lab and broadcasting platform for new work for stage, film, TV and transmedia. This April we are hosting an international treasure hunt for the Holy Grail, as a fundraiser for TimeWave, a new international festival fusing live art, theatre, and technology.
"Quest for the Grail" is an international treasure hunt that links players in London and New York City to search for the missing relic. In this 2-hour game, New World teams (10 players each) will hunt for objects in Manhattan hotspots...from Clinton Castle to the tombstones of Trinity Church to the Grand Lodge of the Masons. You may be looking for a marker of a headless ghost who haunts Wall Street, a symbol of George Washington or a troll in the East Village. Your team may be asked to concoct something - the most rebellious of drinks! Our Puppetmasters will be providing clues and tracking each team's progress through online communication via Twitter and Facebook. Teams will tweet answers and photos to win points. The team with the most points at the end of the day wins! All teams will be welcome to our post-hunt pub crawl. For more information please visit: timewavefestival.com/grail.html, follow us on Twitter @TimeWaveFest, and Facebook!

Purchase Tickets on: timewavefestival.com/grail.html or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/354424
Single Player: $15
Team of 10: $100 (discount of $5.00 per person)
Team of 5: $62.50 (discount of $2.50 per person)
Half-price for students and seniors: $7.50
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Ali Reader at areader@lonyla.com.

Castle Clinton | Battery Park


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Bach and Forth
Saturday April 20. 7:30 PM
All Angels Church

The Sebastians will perform works by J. S. Bach and his contemporaries. This program will feature Bach’s Musical Offering, Telemann’s flute Fantasia, Graupner’s harpsichord Partita, and trio sonatas by Buxtehude and Quantz. Baroque violinist Daniel S. Lee, whose violino piccolo playing in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto was praised for his “ravishing vehemence” by The New York Times, will also perform Erlebach’s sonata for violino piccolo.

Tickets $15, $10 seniors/students. For more information or advance purchase visit
www.sebastians.org

All Angels Church | 251 W. 80th Street, New York City


April 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Sonia Wieder-Atherton – Odyssey for Cello and Imaginary Choir
April 18, 19 and 20. 8PM – 9:30PM
The Kitchen

Following acclaimed performances at Le Poisson Rouge, award-winning French-American cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton returns to New York to present a new creation inspired by music from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. A moving dreamscape constructed from sounds that transcend cultures and genres.

Presented in conjunction with an exhibition at The Kitchen by Sonia Wieder-Atherton’s close collaborator, Chantal Akerman.

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit

http://www.fiaf.org/events/spring2013/2013-04-sonia.shtml

The Kitchen | 512 West 19th Street



Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Theatre Ballet - Legends and Visionaries: Program A
April 19-20, 2013
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet presents the second installment of Legends and Visionaries: Program A on April 19-20 at 7pm. The evening features works by Richard Alston, Jerome Robbins, Antony Tudor, and a new piece by Pam Tanowitz that premiered in the February program, commissioned by New York Theatre Ballet.

Tickets are $30 and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-982-2787. For full season information visit www.nytb.org.

Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street, NYC



April 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Sonatenabend
Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 PM
Paul Hall – The Juilliard School

Pianists from Juilliard’s Collaborative Piano Department perform sonata repertoire in collaboration with student instrumentalists

FREE; no tickets required
events.juilliard.edu

Paul Hall | 155 W 65th Street, New York, NY 10023


Another New York Cool Tip:

Andrew Nemr and Friends
Thursday, April 18, 2013,
DOORS open at 6:30pm with the show at 8:00pm.
The Cutting Room

Andrew J. Nemr, protégé of Gregory Hines, and a leader in the tap dance world brings his one-man show, “Andrew J. Nemr and Friends” to New York City’s The Cutting Room, Thursday, April 18, 2013. The tap soloist, tells stories of love, and life through dance and music, as he shares the stage with some of his exceptionally talented friends that he’s met along the way. Through solo and ensemble tap dance, Andrew tells the profound story of his mentee/mentor bond with the late dance legend, Gregory Hines.

Tickets: in Advance $20. At the Door: $25. Table Minimum (food and cocktails): $20. To purchase tickets, please visit
http://tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/event/222371-andrew-nemr-new-york/

The Cutting Room | 44 E. 32nd ST. NY, NY 10016


 

April 17, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Richard III: Born With Teeth
Tuesday, April 16th - Saturday, May 4th
Pershing Square Signature Center

In RICHARD III: Born With Teeth, Epic Theatre Ensemble wraps Shakespeare’s words in a contemporary setting where you’ll enter the world along side and through the eyes of Shakespeare’s most charming, funny and seductively evil actors: Richard III, himself. The performance schedule is: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 8:00 pm. For more information, visit www.epictheatreensemble.org/R3

Epic Theatre Ensemble’s tickets are $25 for this production. There will also be $10 Student Rush tickets at the box office. Advance tickets are available through Ticket Central by calling (212) 279-4200 or visiting www.ticketcentral.com.


Pershing Square Signature Center | 480 W 42nd St

 


 

April 16, 2013

New York Cool Tip
NEW YORK CITY FINALS WEEK
Young American Grand Prix
April 12 - 16
Jack H Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Final April 17th at 7PM at the David H Koch Theater.

Each year over 5,000 students audition worldwide in Semi-Finals conducted by YAGP in 12 major U.S. metropolitan areas and Japan, Mexico, France, and Brazil. Only 350 of the most promising soloists representing 30 countries on 5 continents are chosen for the New York City Finals. This years NYC Finals week will take place April 12-16 at Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY).

THE FINAL ROUND OF THE COMPETITION is an opportunity for the general public to see the best of the competition as the top soloists in the Junior (12-14 years old) and Senior (15-19 years old) Age Divisions perform one last time before the winners are announced and the scholarship recipients disperse to continue their studies at top dance academies worldwide. Don't miss this electrifying experience and see the future of dance! It will take place on April 17, 2013 at 7:00pm at The David H. Koch Theater.

For details: http://www.yagp.org

 




April 15, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

STRINDBERG SOUNDSCAPES
With
JENNIFER EHLE & DAVID STRATHAIRN
Monday April 15, 8pm
St Stephen's Church

Readings of Strindberg's THE STRONGER and PARIAH with musical performances including "Facades" by William Walton and songs by Anthony Plog based on poems of Walt Whitman.

Musical selections arranged and directed by
PAUL LUSTIG DUNKEL

Strrindberg plays adapted and directed by
CRAIG BALDWIN

TICKETS
$60 Benefit Admission

Buy Tickets Now
www.redbulltheater.com
212.352.3101

St Stephen's Church | 120 West 69th Street


 

April 14, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

"AMERICAN STAR!!!,"
NEW ROCKIN', BOPPIN' FAMILY MUSICAL BY WILLIAM ELECTRIC BLACK
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM
April 11 to 28, 2013.
Theater for the New City

No grown up wants their child to skip college to become the next Idol-like celebrity. But what would you say to your teenage daughter when she announces, "I got a 1200 on my SAT's. That makes my safety school Fairway! So I hafta get to the American Star tryouts."? Face it, moms and dads yearn for ivy-covered walls while kids sigh for limo rides and late night TV appearances. How'r ya gonna get 'em back to SAT prep after they've been indoctrinated by "Glee," "The Voice" and "X Factor"? "American Star!!!," a rockin', boppin' family-friendly musical written and directed by Emmy-winner William Electric Black, has some of the answers. Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, presents the show's world premiere run April 11 to 28.

This is a musical for people soon applying to college and for adults trying to live through it, in other words, for audiences aged 13 to 93. This piece sports 17 original numbers written by the team of William Electric Black and Gary Schreiner, both Emmy-winners. There's an ensemble of ten actors and a three-piece live band. Book, lyrics and direction are by William Electric Black. The show's website is www.americanstarthemusical.com.

Tickets: $15 gen. adm.; $12 students and seniors;
Box office (212) 254-1109, www.theaterforthenewcity.net.

Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue (at 10th Street)


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

The Cecilia Chorus of New York Presents Sisters in Arms Concert –
Music by Smyth and Tachikovsky
Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 PM
Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music
Director will present Sisters in Arms, a concert on Sunday, April 14 at
2:00 PM in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th Street
and 7th Avenue in Manhattan. The program will be performed with
orchestra, and soloists will be Felicia Moore, soprano, Heather Johnson,
mezzo-soprano, Eric Barry, tenor and Matthew Trevino, bass. Ms. Moore
was recently named a winner of the 2013 George London competition.

This concert features the New York Premiere of Dame Ethel Smyth’s
neglected 1893 masterpiece Mass in D and scenes from The Maid of
Orleans, an opera by Tchaikovsky about Joan of Arc.


Tickets for the April 14 concert range from $25 to $80, and can be
purchased online at
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/4/14/0200/PM/The-Cecilia-Chorus-of-New-York-with-Orchestra/,
by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visiting the box office at
57th Street and 7th Avenue.

For more information about this concert, visit
http://www.ceciliachorusny.org/ or call 646-638-2535.


Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage | 57th Street and 7th Avenue
Manhattan
http://www.ceciliachorusny.org/


 

April 13, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Tales of Anansi
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) celebrates Earth Day 2013 with a family-friendly concert of music and storytelling entitled Tales of Anansi. The environmental performance group Bash the Trash performs this storytelling concert featuring Anansi the trickster, one of the most important characters in West African and Caribbean folklore. African-inspired musical instruments made from recycled and reused materials accompany the stories and songs. This educational performance combines lessons of environmental awareness with family friendly entertainment.

All tickets are $7 and can be purchased online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org or by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | 2900 Campus Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11210


 

April 12, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York
Illusrated by Sophie Escabasse

The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York, written by Wendy R. Williams and illustrated by Sophie Escabasse, is part of a free promotion Friday, April 12th - Sunday April 14th at Amazon.com. "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if the "The Hunger Games" series is only for children.
Click here Friday - Sunday for your free copy:


Just Published: Read Frank J.Avella's review of Todd Berger’s It’s a Disaster!,which opens today Friday, April 12, 2013.


 

April 11, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

New York Bag Ladies Luncheon
“Fighting Lupus is Always in Fashion!”
Thursday, April 11, 2013
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Viewing of Handbags for Auction
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Luncheon and Silent Auction
The Plaza Hotel

The annual New York Bag Ladies Luncheon gathers hundreds of women prominent in the city’s philanthropic community for a fundraising event to further lupus science and support services. The program includes a sumptuous luncheon and a silent (but very exciting!) auction of generously donated designer and celebrity handbags.

Honorary Chairs: Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Former First Lady of New York State, Founder and Chair of Mentoring USA, and author of new book “The Person Who Changed My Life.”
Jessye Norman, Opera Legend
Luncheon Brett Heyman & Carol Weisman
Chairs: Jamie Peretz & Cindy Saxman Margulies
Linda M. Plattus & Diane Plaut

Proceeds from the event will help the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation achieve its goal of “Life Without Lupus” with funding for science and service – advancing the most novel, innovative science and providing much-needed patient support.

Ticket Price: Junior tickets start at $150 (under age 30)
Tickets start at $300
Tables for 10 start at $3,500

Website: www.lupusny.org
Event Contact: Sarata Kaba 212-685-4118 x 40 skaba@lupusny.or

The Plaza Hotel | Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, New York City


Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Choral Society Spring Gala
Thursday, April 11th 6pm
Metropolitan Club

The New York Choral Society will celebrate its 54th anniversary with a Spring Gala. Robert Sherman, award-winning broadcaster and writer, will be honored with the Robert De Cormier Lifetime Achievement Award for his 35 years of outstanding service supporting young artists through WQXR’s “The McGraw-Hill Companies' Young Artists Showcase” and his devotion to folk music as host of WFUV’s “Woody’s Children.“ We also will be honoring Eugene Kohn, who will be presented with the Music Leadership Award for his distinguished career as an opera conductor.

Tickets are $300, $500, and $650 for the full gala evening, or $125 for an 8:00 entry to Dessert & Entertainment only. Tickets are available online at www.nychoral.org/concerts-events/spring-gala. For more information, call (917) 442-1391.

Metropolitan Club | 1 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10019


 

 

April 10, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

SOHO International Film Festival
April 5-12
Landmark's Sunshine Cinema, 143 Houston St., in SOHO Manhattan

On Friday, April 5, 2013 the SOHO International Film Festival will launch its fourth year running until April 12th. Breaking its own record on the amount of films being submitted and accepted by different countries, women and young filmmakers, it has producers, directors and actors flying in from all over the world. Opening Night is a Red Carpet event screening of Billy Bates, a film by Julie Pacino with original score by Grammy Award winner Moby, plus Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer will be announcing the winner of a film contest she recently hosted with her fan clubs later on in the week.

The tickets come in all ranges. To learn more, please visit www.sohofilmfest.com or call Sibyl Santiago at 212-945-8878.

Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema | 143 Houston St. in SOHO Manhattan


 

April 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

IDEASMYTH.com Pitch-Palooza
Tuesday, April 9th - 6PM-8PM
DROM

IDEASMYTH.com’s Pitch-Palooza gives you the rare opportunity to pitch your creative writing concept—be it an article, book, script—to an expert media panel. Each participant has two minutes to pitch the panel a teaser of their project, and then will receive on-the-spot coaching that will be educational to the whole audience. The April 9th event will include panelists Michael Darden—Founder and President, Perfect Pitch Media Relations Inc. (www.perfectpitch-media.com ); Katherine Wessling—freelance editor who has been on staff at Esquire and other publications; as well as a major literary agent. Only 15 candidates will be selected to participate, so all interested writers need to submit their 1-page pitch in advance to Events@IDEASMYTH.com by April 4th. Please include your full name and contact information within your pitch page.

Tickets $20 in advance or $28 at the door. Visit www.dromNYC.com.

DROM | 85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th Street)


 

April 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

BALLET HISPANICO
2013 Spring Gala
Honors Randy Falco, President and CEO of
Univision Communications,
Celebrates the School of Dance
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7pm
The Plaza Hotel

On Monday, April 8, 2013, Ballet Hispanico will celebrate the legacy of its School of Dance, and proudly honor Randy Falco, President & CEO of Univision Communications, with its Civic Inspiration Award at the annual Spring Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom. Cocktails begin at 7pm and dinner will commence at 7:45pm. Attire is black tie. To purchase tickets, a table, a journal advertisement, or for more information, please contact Emma Epstein, Events Manager, at (212) 362-6710 x43 or eepstein@ballethispanico.org. The Plaza Hotel is located at 768 Fifth Avenue, New York City.

The celebration will feature dinner, live music from the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and performances by the Ballet Hispanico Company and students of the Ballet Hispanico School of Dance. The event is headed by Event Chairs Emilio Estefan, Kate Lear, David Pérez, and Herb Scannell.

"Both Univision and Ballet Hispanico share a commitment to serve as cultural connectors and leaders in the ever-changing demographics of our country. For Ballet Hispanico, this means continued access, scholarship support and excellence in dance education for underserved communities and schools," said Kate Lear, Chair of Ballet Hispanico's Board of Directors. "Univision stands for innovation in television and media with programming that reflects and responds to today's Latino experience, and we are thrilled to honor their achievements."

The Plaza Hotel | 768 Fifth Avenue


Another New York Cool Tip:

Jay O. Sanders's
UNEXPLORED INTERIOR
Special Public Reading Event
April 8 @ 6PM
Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Flea Theater is proud to announce a unique collaboration between The Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Public Theater, The Flea Theater, and individuals, Luna Kaufman, Emmanuel Ruranga, M.S. L.P.C., Daniel Neiden and Erika Feldman. In commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide, the group will produce a one time only public reading performance of a new play by Jay O. Sanders.

Directed by James Glossman, the reading will be held in the theater of the Museum of Jewish Heritage with a cast of fourteen actors: Fritz Weaver, Arthur French, Sharon Washington, Owiso Odera, Marlyne Barrett, Charles Parnell, Irungu Mutu, Craig Alan Edward, Nile Bullock, Matthew Murumba, Clark Jackson, Benjamin Thys, James A. Williams and Michael McKean. The Museum of Jewish Heritage offers the perfect place to connect the tragedy of Rwanda with the other genocides of the world.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage can be reached by subway: 4/5 to Bowling Green, R to Whitehall Street or Rector Street, or the 1 to Rector Street. Parking garages are available nearby.

Admission is free.

Limited tickets are available by contacting Alek Deva, Development Associate at The Flea, 212-226-0051

Museum of Jewish Heritage | 36 Battery Place in Battery Park.


 

April 7, 2013


Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Kinky Boots which just opened on Broadway.


New York Cool Tip:

Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) is pleased to announce the rescheduling of a concert by Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2pm. Originally scheduled for early November 2012 but cancelled due to Superstorm Sandy, the concert now coincides with Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah).

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org or by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2900 Campus Rd | Brooklyn, NY 11210


 

April 6, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

The Scotland Run & Festival
Saturday April 6th. 8 AM – 12 PM
Central Park, Mineral Springs at Sheep’s Meadow

The 10th annual Scotland Run (10k) in Central Park welcomes everyone to sport a kilt and participate in the Run's fun Scottish Festival. During and after the Run, enjoy family-friendly activities such as an expert genealogist to chart your Scottish heritage, a Bear Grylls Survival Academy survivalist that can teach you everything from basic outdoor tips to eating live insects, face painting, a Scottish-themed photo booth with props for picture-perfect fun, and of course a handful of trip giveaways to Scotland.

Free Festival. For more information visit: http://www.scotland.org/celebrate-scotland/scotland-week/scotland-run-10k/

Central Park, Mineral Springs at Sheep’s Meadow
Central Park West 67th Street and Central Park West


Another New YOrk Cool Tip:

Shipbuilding Workshop for Families
Saturday April 6th. 1PM to 4:00PM
The Waterfront Museum

As part of the ongoing Battle Pass project, Proteus Gowanus and the
Waterfront Museum have organized a workshop for children ages five and
up and their families. The Battle Pass project commemorates the
Battle of Brooklyn through art. On Saturday, April 6, we will be
exploring the important role ships played in the battle at the
Waterfront Museum, located on a barge in Red Hook. In the summer of
1776, local residents would have seen the imposing British fleet from
Red Hook; Washington later rounded up more humble vessels in order to
retreat to Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights. Participants in this
family workshop will make their own improvised armada from objects
found in Brooklyn today, such as coffee cups and cardboard packaging.
Weather permitting, we will test launch our boats from the deck of the
barge.

This drop-in workshop is free. For more information visit
www.proteusgowanus.org or www.waterfrontmuseum.org.

The Waterfront Museum | 290 Conover Street, Pier 44, Red Hook, Brooklyn


 

April 5, 2013

Just Published: See Katherin Wermke's photographs and read my article about Dennis Basso for Fall/Winter 2013.


 

New York Cool Tip:

SOHO International Film Festival
April 5-12
Landmark's Sunshine Cinema, 143 Houston St., in SOHO Manhattan

On Friday, April 5, 2013 the SOHO International Film Festival will launch its fourth year running until April 12th. Breaking its own record on the amount of films being submitted and accepted by different countries, women and young filmmakers, it has producers, directors and actors flying in from all over the world. Opening Night is a Red Carpet event screening of Billy Bates, a film by Julie Pacino with original score by Grammy Award winner Moby, plus Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer will be announcing the winner of a film contest she recently hosted with her fan clubs later on in the week.

The tickets come in all ranges. To learn more, please visit www.sohofilmfest.com or call Sibyl Santiago at 212-945-8878.

Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema | 143 Houston St. in SOHO Manhattan


 

April 3, 2013

Just Published: Check out Katherin Wermke's photographs and my article about Diane Von Furstenberg for Fall/Winter 2013.


New York Cool Tip:

PARSONS DANCE
2013 Annual Spring GALA
Strike up the Band!
Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7pm
Mandarin Oriental

Parsons Dance and Gala Chair Linda Stocknoff announce the company's 2013 Annual Spring Gala, Strike up the Band! honoring the Board of Trustees of the Harkness Foundation for Dance: Theodore Bartwink, William Perlmuth, and Etta Brandman, on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7pm at the Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, NYC. The evening, which will be hosted by MC Brett Siddel, will begin with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and silent auction at 7pm, followed by dinner and live auction at 8pm, with a sneak peak of a never-before-seen new piece choreographed by David Parsons. The night will continue with the creation of a brand-new dance created on the spot through improvisation with a ten-piece big band, followed by social dancing with the band. Attire is black tie optional.

PARSONS DANCE GALA COMMITTEE 2013
Chair: Linda Stocknoff; Co-Chairs: Froma Benerofe, Fiorenza Scholey Cohen, Kelly Ginsburg, and Vickie Morris.

Tickets begin at $700 and are available by phone at 212-869-9275, or online at www.parsonsdance.org/gala.


Mandarin Oriental | 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

CUPCAKE CARNAGE
Thursday, April 4th, 2013 9:30pm-11:00
The Creek and The Cave

More than eggs will be beaten! Gear up for Wrestlemania weekend with this wacky & thrilling variety show. Featuring wrestling-themed sketches and characters from great New York comedians, matches from the comedy wrestling promotion, Cupcake Lady Wrestling, and appearances from special guests!

Presented by Cupcake Lady Productions:

Stephanie Sottile
Rich Wisneski
Laura Mae Baker and
Melissa Meli

with:
Harry Terjarian
Billy Beyrer
John Sartori
and special guest Brandon Stroud, Editor from With Leather

Admission only $5 (cash)

http://www.creeklic.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/175140552633939/

The Creek and the Cave | 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY
Between 11th Street and 49th Avenue
Accessible via the 7 train to Vernon/Jackson


 

April 2, 2013

Just Published: See Katherin Wermke's photographs and my article about Anna Sui for Fall/Winter 2013.



Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray which is playing at the Workshop Theater through April 14, 2013


New York Cool Tip:

Women’s Work First Concert of 2013 Series - Parthenia viol consort
Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 PM
The Players Theatre

Women’s Work will present the first concert of its 2013 series,
featuring Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, Tuesday, April 2
– 7:30 PM on the main stage of The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street
in Manhattan. The evening will be hosted by series curator Beth Anderson.

Concert repertoire will be Frances White’s a flower on the farther side
for viol consort and pre-recorded electronics, Kristin Norderval’s
Nothing Proved for viols, soprano and manipulated electronics, Eleonor
Sandresky’s Selections from her String Quartet, Tawnie Olson’s World
Premiere of a new work for viols and baritone and Beth Anderson’s
Magnificat.

Admission to the April 2 concert is $20 general, $10 for students and
seniors. For tickets, call 866-811-4111 or visit
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9756425. Tickets will also be
available at the door starting at 6:30 PM. For more information about
this concert and the series, contact Women’s Work at 516-586-3433 or
visit their Fractured Atlas page at
https://www.fracturedatlas.org/s/campaign/712. Programs are subject to
change.

The Players Theatre | 115 MacDougal Street in Manhattan


Another New York Cool Tip:

Sensorial Perspectives and Essence of Abstraction
Exhibition Dates: March 2, 2013 – March 22, 2013
Reception: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 6-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Agora Gallery


Agora Gallery, NYC is delighted to present two exhibitions that are sure to give viewers a feeling of optimism, energy and hope. In Sensorial Perspectives viewers can appreciate the elegant, intricate approach that leads to works that are both engaging and visually stunning. Careful observation grounds every piece, demonstrating the power that a real connection to the world and its mysteries has in the creative process, but each artist brings their own unique perspective and magic to their work, with dazzling consequences. The Essence of Abstraction provides a feast for the eyes, presenting the work of artists who allow their glowing inner conviction and inspiring sense of reality and its fully dynamic nature to spill out into their works, animating and enlivening each piece. The result is art that stirs the imagination and touches the heart.

The exhibitions open on March 2, 2013 and continue until March 22, 2013, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, March 14, at 6-8 pm. Art lovers are enthusiastically encouraged to attend and meet some of the talented artists who created the memorable and moving works on display.

Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_3_2_2013.aspx
http://www.agora-gallery.com/
Phone: 212.226.4151

Agora Gallery | 530 West 25th St, New York City


 

April 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Imani Uzuri
April 1st @ 8PM& 10:30PM
Blue Note

The "stunning" (New York Magazine) vocalist and globally-inspired composer Imani Uzuri returns to the Blue Note on April 1 to perform songs from her new acclaimed album, The Gypsy Diaries, which draws on her rural Southern roots as well as influences ranging from Sufi devotionals to Romany laments. Recently praised in The New York Times for her "gorgeously chesty ruminations", Uzuri will be joined by a stellar group of musicians who are all featured on the album, including Marika Hughes (cello), Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese shinobue flute, western flute), Todd Isler (world percussion), co-producer Christian Ver Halen (acoustic guitar), and Neel Murgai (sitar, daf).

(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. (8:00 show) and 9:30 for 10:30 performance)
Price: $10.00 at bar; $15.00 (table reservation): http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=10886

For more info.: www.bluenote.net

Blue Note | 131 W. 3rd St (at 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10012
212-475-8592


 

 


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