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

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The Theater at the 14th  Street Y
Announces the 2018-2019 Season
LGBTQ+ Series

Through April 28, 2019

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

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French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Presents Jacques Becker: Liberating Cinema
Jan 8–Feb 26

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Film Listing February 2019
Symphony Space

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Apollo Theater
85th Anniversary Programming
Through June 2, 2019

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Wednesday, February 20
3:00 - 4:00pm  
El Museo

We invite our older adult community (65+) to explore El Museo's Galerias, meet new friends, share experiences, and create art! Guests are asked to meet in El Museo's Lobby. 

For info, please contact Valentín at 


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


Cuban Art Show in South Bronx Gallery - We Have Ire:
Afro-Cuban in the United States
The exhibition will be on view in the Casita Maria Gallery from December 13, 2018 to March 9, 2019
Casita Maria Gallery

Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education in partnership with Pregones Theater are proud to present “We Have Ire: Afro-Cuban in the United States.” This exhibition and multi-disciplinary theater project will be produced by Cuban-American writer, performer, Doris Duke Artist and San Francisco resident Paul S. Flores, with collaborating Puerto Rican filmmaker and photographer Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi. “We Have Ire” documents the stories of four Cuban artists, focusing on their influences and dreams.

The exhibition will be on view in the Casita Maria Gallery from December 13, 2018 to March 9, 2019. To kick it off, please join us for a Celebration and Artist Talk on December 13 from 5-8 p.m.
Our audience can also see a live performance of excerpts of the We Have Ire theater project on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 2 - 2:45 p.m., in combination with a Family Storytelling Workshop from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Throughout the “We Have Ire exhibition,” a companion exhibition of paintings created by Casita Maria Summer Campers, entitled “REACH!,” will hang in The Young Artist Gallery. The young artists used imagery of astronauts exploring the cosmos as a powerful metaphor that there is no limit to success-- we can all reach for the stars and beyond!

All events are free and open to all ages.

Casita Maria Gallery | 928 Simpson St, 6 fl.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., (718) 589-2230

Craic Fest 21 (Irish Films & Music)
Craic Fest 21
(Presented by Stella Artois & Powers Whiskey)
March 2-9.
Various Locations

Craic is the best of Irish films and Music. Music Fest is March 2nd at Mercury Lounge w. John Connors (Irelands Call), Loah and Julie Feeney.

Films run March 7-9 with after party every night at Bar 13 w/ Stella Artois & Powers Whiskey. 

Opening night film is March 7th with Dulbin Oldschool (stars Emmet Kirwan) with after party at Bar 13.

The Kids Fleadh is March 9th at 11:30am (kids films and step dancing) All directors will attend for Q&A. For tickets for all shows go to

Various Locations

Frankenstein (Off-Broadway musical) 
Mondays at 7 PM
Friday matinees at 11 AM on Feb. 15 & March 22
St. Luke’s Theatre

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

Published in 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has celebrated its bicentennial year, and this musical honors its source material. Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end human mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, Victor grants none to his creation.   Frankenstein has been extended into 2019 and continues to play Mondays at 7 PM, Off-Broadway at St. Luke’s Theatre in the heart of the theatre district.   (There is a performance on New Year's Eve, Monday Dec. 31;  But no performance on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.).; Matinee performances at 11 AM have been added on Fridays Feb. 15 & March 22.) 

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

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

Front Room Gallery presents:
Stephen Mallon
January 9th-February 24, 2019
Reception: Wednesday, January 9th, 7-9
Thurs–Sun 1-6 & by appointment
Front Room Gallery

On the tenth anniversary of the famous “Miracle on the Hudson” landing by “Sully” Sullenberger, Front Room Gallery will feature a selection of Stephen Mallon’s photographs of the airplane Flight 1549 from his series “Brace for Impact.” Front Room will also feature works from Mallon’s well-known series “Next Stop Atlantic,” which follows the reefing of NYC subway cars as they are brought from the Bronx to offshore locations as far south as Georgia and eventually dropped into the ocean to become artificial reefs. Additionally, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” will also feature dramatic new works by Mallon of cars in an industrial scrapyard in the Midwest as they go to their final destination, that great parking lot in the sky.

We all remember that bitterly cold day in January 2009 when a flock of Canada geese intersected the flight path of an Airbus A320 leaving La Guardia Airport and forced the most successful (and famous) plane “ditching” in history. It wasn’t just a “miracle”: it was a phenomenon. Four months earlier the economy itself had crashed, and the housing market was in a tailspin; it seemed like the world was coming to an end. Sullenberger was the hero we all needed: he saved 155 souls, right there in the Hudson river, with the world watching live. The story went on to become the subject of movies, books, and interviews on talk shows on all networks. Stephen Mallon’s photographs capture another side of this story, what happened afterward. In Mallon’s epic photograph “Wing,” the plane’s fuselage is completely submerged, save for a lone wing jutting out of the ice-covered water just piercing the horizon line, which is lined with the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Colgate clock and industrial smoke from New Jersey. It is a scene that is so apocalyptic feeling that it would be right at home in “The Planet of the Apes.” In another photo a diver emerges from beneath boulder-sized sheets of ice beside the sunken plane wearing a heated wetsuit that seems more appropriate for outer space than the Hudson river. As the tenth anniversary of the event rolls around, these photographs remain gripping, and demand another look.

Front Room Gallery | 48 Hester St, New York, NY 10002

Guest Curated by María Inés Rodríguez
On View February 28 - May 12, 2019
El Museo

El Museo del Barrio is proud to present the first museum survey in the United States of Chilean born artist Alejandro Jodorowsky (b. Tocopilla, 1929). Curated by María Inés Rodríguez, the exhibition will feature more than five decades of his artistic production and will include an array of visual, literary, archival, and filmic material drawn largely from the artist's personal archives.

The exhibition will be accompanied by diverse programming, including a Tarot-reading by Jodorowsky and a line-up of film screenings and Q&As, featuring such cult classics as Fando y Lis (1968), El Topo (1970), and The Holy Mountain (1973). Significantly, Jodorowsky will premiere his latest film, Psychomagic: A Healing Art (2018) in El Museo's newly restored El Teatro. More details coming soon!  

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

Lucio Fontana: Spatial Environment (1968)
On View January 23 - April 14, 2019
El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present artist Lucio Fontana's 1968 Ambiente Spaziale [Spatial Environment]. First created in the late 1940s in relation to the artist's innovative Spatialism movement, Fontana's Spatial Environment are labyrinthine, total environments that viewers enter and navigate. Reconstructed under the guidance of the Fondazione Lucio Fontana, the all-white Ambiente Spaziale (1968) at El Museo will follow the exact specifications of the artist's final work in the series, originally conceived and presented at Documenta 4 in Kassel, Germany shortly before Fontana's death.

The installation coincides with the exhibition at The Met Breuer  Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold (on view January 23 through April 14, 2019), curated by Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art in The Met's Department of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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

Talk and book signing
111 Museums in New York That You Must Not Miss
February 26, 6-7:30 pm
Rizzoli Bookstore

On February 26, Rizzoli Bookstore is hosting an event to showcase a brand-new book that takes us off the beaten path to discover little-known museums from Harlem to Coney Island: 111 Museums in New York That You Must Not Miss (emons, February 15). Author Wendy Lubovich and photographer Ed Lefkowicz in conversation with Lauren Glassberg, WABC-TV anchor and reporter

This event is free and open to the public.

Rizzoli Bookstore | 1133 Brodaway at 26th Street, NYC

Treehouse Shakers
Olive & Pearl
March 15 & 18, 2019 @10:30 am & *11:45AM
*11:45 AM are Relaxed Performance Options
March 16 & 17, 2019 @11AM
*March 16, 2019 @12:15PM Family Puppetry Workshop
BAM Fisher

Olive & Pearl, for ages 2-5 and their families, tells the story of a young girl, Olive, who is raised by her Granny, Pearl. Centered on thematic elements of home, and what a home means, young audiences are invited into a cozy and gentle world, rich with sensory experiences. The story follows Olive throughout her day, as she is affectionately taken care of by her grandmother. Granny Pearl builds fires, warms tea, makes meals, has a comforting lap to tell stories on and safe arms to rock Olive to sleep. Throughout their day the characters play, go on an imaginary journey to the moon, sing songs, and dance. Puppets, who reinforce the imagery of home, create additional characters; there is a mouse in its hole, and a fish in its water bowl and fairies in their fairy tree. Home is not only the structure of one’s house, but the place one longs for to feel safety, love and warmth.  Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, Olive & Pearl is performed through beautiful puppetry, dance and an original live music score inspired by melodies of Bluegrass, Irish Fiddle, and traditional lullabies. A first introduction into live theatre, Olive & Pearl is both a mirror and a window, for the very young child, into what is the meaning of home. Perfect for the Family!
In addition to our performances, we will be offering Relaxed Performance options for audiences seeking a less restrictive performance environment, including those with sensory processing conditions, Autism, and learning or intellectual disabilities.

Tickets: All Tickets:
$22 General Audience
$35 Premium Seating
Student & Group Rates Available

BAM Fisher (Hillman Studio) | 321 Ashland Pl., Brooklyn



Sarah Entwistle | It may prove a mere accident that we met, or it may prove a necessity 
March 3 - April 14, 2019
Opening Reception: 
Sunday, March 3, 6-8pm
signs and symbols

signs and symbols is delighted to present the first US solo exhibition of English artist/architect Sarah Entwistle. The exhibition, titled It may prove a mere accident that we met, or it may prove a necessity, is conceived by the artist as an autobiographical exploration from within the archive of her late grandfather and fellow architect, Clive Entwistle (b.1916 – d.1976, Manhattan), whom she never met. The installation responds to an image of a staged trade fair interior (c.1969) designed by Clive, and features a still life of objects ranging from marbled ink drawings on archival paper, a large handwoven tapestry, ceramics, raw sheet steel wall lamps, a table and a white Persian cat.

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

Schimmel Center at Pace University
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4pm
Schimmel Center at Pace University

New Shanghai Circus is considered to be China's most celebrated acrobatic company; the performers for the New Shanghai Circus have stunned and amazed audiences all over the world. Each year the troupe adds new performers creating a revolving line-up of award winning favorites the Human Strength and Beauty, Plates Spinning, Jar Jugglers, Diabolo, Magic Clock, Butterfly Lovers, and more. Over 40 Acrobats of China showcase dramatic interpretation of classic Chinese dance and physical performance art with extraordinary and inventive feats of strength and skill, control and balance, grace and charisma.

$20 children tickets available for children 12 and under and must be purchased with an adult ticket. For more information please visit

Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street in Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.

Schimmel Center at Pace University | 3 Spruce Street in Manhattan

Keith Huff, 
SIX CORNERS NYC Premiere by Chain Theatre 
Saturday at 8PM and Sunday matinees at 2PM 
March 22nd - April 13th Thursday
Chain Theatre

NYC Premiere of a new play by Emmy nominated Keith Huff (Mad Men, House of Cards, American Crime). Keith Huff's most recent Broadway production was the sold out sensation A Steady Rain starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. Chain Theatre is an award winning theatre company and SIX CORNERS will be the first main stage production in their new location at the Theatre Building in midtown Manhattan. Late one night, two burnt-out violent crimes unit detectives try their damnedest to close the puzzling murder of a CTA employee. What should be a simple open-and-shut case, however, evolves into a horrifying mystery and unearths a legacy of violence stretching back years. Inspired by a personal story, SIX CORNERS is the third in a loose Chicago cop trilogy that began with A Steady Rain followed by The Detective's Wife.  Mr. Huff has also written Big Lake Big City (Lookingglass Theater, directed by David Schwimmer), and Pursued By Happiness (Steppenwolf).  Mr. Huff is currently developing a cable series for TNT with Academy Award nominated screenwriter/director, Billy Ray.

Tickets $25. For more information or advance purchase visit (646) 580-6003

Chain Theatre | 312 W. 36th Street, New York 10018

Coming Soon!

Thursday, May 2, 2019
The Plaza Hotel, NYC

El Museo del Barrio is delighted to commence its 50th anniversary celebration with its annual Gala, a spectacular event that brings together Latino and non-Latino cultural luminaries and leaders in business, finance, fashion, entertainment, art and philanthropy to raise crucial funding for the Museum. The Gala has been lauded as one of the hottest tickets in town by the press and New York City’s philanthropic circuit. We hope you can join us for this special occasion.

Gala Chairs
Tony Bechara | Maria & Alberto de la Cruz | Veronica Gonzalez Powell | William A. Haseltine | Maria Eugenia Maury

For more information on sponsorship packets, tables, and tickets please contact:
Courtney Osit


The Plaza Hotel | 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019



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