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November 12, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

14th Annual Latin American Cultural Week
November 9 through 19, 2019
Music, Theater, Dance, Literature, & Visual Arts Events Throughout New York City

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded in 1984 by Uruguayan-born pianist Polly Ferman, now Artistic Director of PAMAR, presents the 14th Annual Latin American Cultural Week (LACW), November 9 through 19, 2019. (Additional events precede & follow official dates.)

This is a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America & Spain throughout New York City, with music, theater, dance, literary, and visual arts presentations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. In support of the #MeToo #YoTambién movement, this years’ LACW will feature women artists of the Americas. PAMAR produces or co-produces a number of LACW events. Visit http://www.lacw.net/ for more LACW details.

LACW 2019 events produced by PAMAR include:
Saturday, November 9 @ 7:00pm - Afro-Venezuela Viva - Our Saviour of Atonement Lutheran Church/Cornerstone Center, 178 Bennett Ave., Manhattan - Suggested Donation $10
www.badengoyo.com

Sunday, November 10 @ 4:30pm - Sonidos de Latinoamérica - Greenwich House Music School, Renee Weiler Concert Hall, 46 Barrow St., Manhattan - Admission: $15, $10 Students/Seniors
www.eddymarcano.com
www.instagram.com/polanco4

Monday, November 11 @ 7:30pm - Terra Nostra Ensemble - Iberia to Latin America
Greenwich House Music School, Weiler Hall, 46 Barrow St., Manhattan - Admission: $15, $10 Students/Seniors
www.cmdeo.cancilleria.gob.ar

Monday, November 18 @ 7:30pm - Harmonia del Parnàs ¡Oygan Una Xacarilla! Un Viaje Entre España y Las Américas - Greenwich House Music School, Weiler Hall, 46 Barrow St., Manhattan
Admission: $15, $10 Students/Seniors
www.harmoniadelparnas.com

Other LACW 2019 events include:
Sunday November 17 @ 4:00pm – Women in Latin Jazz Festival - Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St Nicholas Ave. @155 St., Manhattan - Free Admission
www.sugarhillmuseum.org
www.aguilarstringbeans.com

November 22 – 23 @ 8:00pm - The Power of the Latina Voice - Ballet Hispánico at the Apollo Theater - Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125 St., Manhattan - Tickets start at $10
www.ballethispanico.org

Monday November 18 @ 6:00pm - Interactive Reading *Aymimadre!* - Dominican Cultural Civic Center, 619 W. 145 St., Manhattan (between Broadway & Riverside Dr.) - Free Admission
www.cccdominicano.org

October 2 – November 22, Gallery Hours vary - Andrea Arroyo “Empower!” Exhibition - Grady Alexis Gallery, el Taller Latino Americano, 215 E. 99 St. in Manhattan - Free Admission
More Info, www.andreaarroyo.com

Other LACW featured participants and events will include Latin American Song - A Celebration, with vocalists Mario Arevalo, Celia Castro, Rafael Lebron and Ilya Martinez, with pianist Max Lifchitz on November 12 at Manhattan’s National Opera Center, Music From Exile, with pianist Renana Gutman, also November 12 at Manhattan’s Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College, Hemisphere’s Uruguayan and American music on November 14 at Brooklyn’s ShapeShifter Lab, JKLM DUO - Jamie Lee, flute and Katty Mayorga, classical guitar, November 16 at Manhattan’s Saint John's Church In the Village, Teatro Argentino En New York: Un Festín En Mi Cabeza on November 14 at Manhattan’s Consulate General of Argentina in New York, Puerto Rican Traveling Theater’s Guaracha -The Musical, opening November 15 in Manhattan and Somos Más on November 16 at Queens Museum.
Find a full calendar of activities at http://www.lacw.net/.


November 10, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
Dance Lab New York and
The Joyce Theater Foundation Lab Cycle:
Female Choreographers of Color in Ballet
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Dance Lab New York and The Joyce Theater Foundation Lab Cycle: Female Choreographers of Color in Ballet on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7:30pm.

For one night only, see the culmination of Dance Lab New York and The Joyce Theater Foundation's partnership promoting and advancing diverse female choreographers in ballet. Provided with a stipend, studio time at the Joyce's Artist Residency Center, a curated group of professional dancers, a studio supervisor, and administrative support, choreographers Margarita Armas, Courtney Cochran, Amy Hall Garner, and Preeti Vasudevan explored the classical, neoclassical, and contemporary ballet idioms. Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director, Miami City Ballet, moderates the discussion with Dance Lab New York founder Josh Prince and the four choreographers.

Choreographer selection committee:
Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director, Miami City Ballet
Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director, Dance Theatre of Harlem
Janet Wong, Associate Artistic Director, New York Live Arts
Theresa Ruth Howard, Founder/Curator of the Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet
Renae Williams Niles, Associate Dean of Administration, USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Stephen Kroll Reidy.

Join us for cocktail hour at The Wright restaurant from 5:30-7:30pm before the performance.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

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



November 9, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

White Light Festival
DruidShakespeare:Richard III (U.S. production premiere)
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm (preview performance)
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm (preview performance)
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College


The premiere of DruidShakespeare: Richard III from Ireland's Druid theater company and Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes, starring Aaron Monaghan

For its tenth anniversary season, the 2019 White Light Festival features events presented in eight venues across the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and the return of festival favorites, through November 24.

The darker side of human nature is on display in DruidShakespeare: Richard III, a chilling story of power and ambition in a wickedly comic production from Ireland's Druid theater company and director Garry Hynes, opening on November 9. The production stars Aaron Monaghan, who appeared as Estragon in Druid's acclaimed Waiting for Godot in the 2018 White Light Festival.

Tickets for the 2019 White Light Festival are available online at WhiteLightFestival.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen or Alice Tully Hall Box Office (Broadway and 65th Street).

Performance length: Three hours, including intermission

There will be a pre-performance discussion with Garry Hynes and Robert Marx on Sunday, November 10 at 1:45 pm in the John Jay College Lecture Hall.

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



November 7, 2019

New York Cool Tip:


RADIOTHEATRE PRESENTS Its 16th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
“CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT”
12 Classic Sanguinary Tales Of Terror!
OCT 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, NOV 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 @ 8PM
THE SANCTUARY at St. John’s Lutheran Church

In celebration of its 16th Season in downtown NYC, the critically acclaimed, award-winning troupe of performers RADIOTHEATRE Presents Its 16th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT…12 Classic Sanguinary Tales Of Terror LIVE ON STAGE …complete with its great cast of story tellers, original orchestral scores and a plethora of sound FX that leaves its audiences clamoring for more! Just bring your imagination!

Please check www.radiotheatrenyc.com for complete schedule. The repertory includes:

DRACULA'S GUESTS - Bram Stoker's tale of a young couple who inadvertently fall under the spell of the Count, himself!

CARMILLA - J.Sheridan LeFanu's classic story of a lonely girl who becomes infatuated with a mysterious female stranger! Adapted many times in various media, this 1872 vampire tale not only predates DRACULA by 26 yrs but it is the first Lesbian Vampire story!

HE - by H.P. Lovecraft. A man wandering the back alleys of old Greenwich Village one night meets a weird guy who seems to belong to a bygone era. One of the few stories Lovecraft wrote while living for a brief time in Brooklyn! PS - He hated NYC.

GABRIELA - A man finds a beautiful naked woman in the forest. Yeah, so? Well, he's gay and she's....? From a tale by Saki.

MRS. AMWORTH - Is the new neighbor on Christopher Street a vampire? A horror staple by E.F.Benson included in hundreds of anthologies.

THE TOMB OF SARAH – In 1900, a construction crew opens a forgotten tomb in the crypt beneath St. John's Sanctuary in old Greenwich Village!

CROGLIN HOUSE - based on fact, this famous tale is about a young couple who move into an old house...that is haunted by a vampire, of course!

THE HORROR FROM THE MOUND - two farmers out west must combat a vampiric demon in Robert E. Howard's classic yarn.

FOUR WOODEN STAKES - a young man seeks to discover the reason why his family is dying before it is too late!

THE SUMACH - when their sister and dog die mysteriously, two women learn that the red sumach tree in their Greenwich Village yard is not just a tree.

FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE - while on tour in Italy, a couple is haunted by an ancient bloodsucking spirit!

THE VAMPIRE MAID - a hiker stops off at an old house for a rest, but the landlady's daughter has other plans for him.

$24 tickets - $12 Students/Seniors TIX: www.radiotheatrenyc.com

Box Office open 30 min before show time. Wheelchair accessible. Running Time: 80min
PRESS PHOTOS AND INFO: www.radiotheatrenyc.com

THE SANCTUARY at St. John’s Lutheran Church | 81 Christopher St. /7th Ave. NYC
(1 train to Sheridan Square/Christopher St.; all trains to W.4th St.)

 



November 4, 2019

New York Cool Tip:


Progressive Rock at the Bitter End
(Prog Rock Session Players Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius and Randy McStine Looking Forward New York City Concert & Get-Together)
9 PM with Randy, and then 10 PM for Stratospheerius.
Monday November 4
The Bitter End


Come on out and join us for a rare night of some of today’s most in-demand Modern Progressive Rock Session Players.

Randy McStine and Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius are performing separate sets at the Bitter End on November 4, starting at 9 PM with Randy, and then 10 PM for Stratospheerius.

Admission for each set is $10. There is a two drink minimum, and the venue serves non-alcoholic drinks.

The Facebook event page is https://www.facebook.com/events/830882483972611/.
The website is www.bitterend.com/.
The phone number is 212-673-7030.

The Bitter End |147 Bleecker Street
Between Thompson and LaGuardia in New York City, NY 10012




November 2, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

TERMINUS: TERRIFYING SHORT FILMS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
7:00 PM: Doors Open | 7:45 PM: Films Begin | 9:30 PM: Q&A | 9:45 PM: After-Party
BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL

Become a Rooftop Films member to receive free entry!

Rooftop Films and Brooklyn Army Terminal celebrate Halloween and Día de Muertos with a program of the season’s creepiest, eeriest, and most horrifying short films. Filled with grisly deaths and jump scares, these films explore the existential terror of apocalypses, nightmares within nightmares, and New York City real estate. When the show is over and you’re back in your apartment trying desperately to fall asleep, you’ll remember not just the frights that lurk under the bed, but also the ones that jump in the bed with you.

NOTE: Many of the films in this program are genuinely terrifying and include depictions of graphic violence. Event is restricted to 21 & over (unless accompanied by an adult) and will be held indoors.

$8 online or at the door; free for Rooftop members
BUY TICKETS

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


 

November 1, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

RADIOTHEATRE PRESENTS Its 16th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
“CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT”
12 Classic Sanguinary Tales Of Terror!
OCT 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, NOV 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 @ 8PM

THE SANCTUARY at St. John’s Lutheran Church

In celebration of its 16th Season in downtown NYC, the critically acclaimed, award-winning troupe of performers RADIOTHEATRE Presents Its 16th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT…12 Classic Sanguinary Tales Of Terror LIVE ON STAGE …complete with its great cast of story tellers, original orchestral scores and a plethora of sound FX that leaves its audiences clamoring for more! Just bring your imagination!

Please check www.radiotheatrenyc.com for complete schedule. The repertory includes:

DRACULA'S GUESTS - Bram Stoker's tale of a young couple who inadvertently fall under the spell of the Count, himself!

CARMILLA - J.Sheridan LeFanu's classic story of a lonely girl who becomes infatuated with a mysterious female stranger! Adapted many times in various media, this 1872 vampire tale not only predates DRACULA by 26 yrs but it is the first Lesbian Vampire story!

HE - by H.P. Lovecraft. A man wandering the back alleys of old Greenwich Village one night meets a weird guy who seems to belong to a bygone era. One of the few stories Lovecraft wrote while living for a brief time in Brooklyn! PS - He hated NYC.

GABRIELA - A man finds a beautiful naked woman in the forest. Yeah, so? Well, he's gay and she's....? From a tale by Saki.

MRS. AMWORTH - Is the new neighbor on Christopher Street a vampire? A horror staple by E.F.Benson included in hundreds of anthologies.

THE TOMB OF SARAH – In 1900, a construction crew opens a forgotten tomb in the crypt beneath St. John's Sanctuary in old Greenwich Village!

CROGLIN HOUSE - based on fact, this famous tale is about a young couple who move into an old house...that is haunted by a vampire, of course!

THE HORROR FROM THE MOUND - two farmers out west must combat a vampiric demon in Robert E. Howard's classic yarn.

FOUR WOODEN STAKES - a young man seeks to discover the reason why his family is dying before it is too late!

THE SUMACH - when their sister and dog die mysteriously, two women learn that the red sumach tree in their Greenwich Village yard is not just a tree.

FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE - while on tour in Italy, a couple is haunted by an ancient bloodsucking spirit!

THE VAMPIRE MAID - a hiker stops off at an old house for a rest, but the landlady's daughter has other plans for him.

$24 tickets - $12 Students/Seniors TIX: www.radiotheatrenyc.com

Box Office open 30 min before show time. Wheelchair accessible. Running Time: 80min
PRESS PHOTOS AND INFO: www.radiotheatrenyc.com

THE SANCTUARY at St. John’s Lutheran Church | 81 Christopher St. /7th Ave. NYC
(1 train to Sheridan Square/Christopher St.; all trains to W.4th St.)


 

October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween to all!


Halloween
Photo Credit: Wendy R Williams




New York Cool Tip:
The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Hosts
Opening Night of TEFAF
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Park Avenue Armory

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) will host the fourth annual Opening Night of TEFAF New York Fall, chaired by Nina Carbone, Fiona Druckenmiller, George Farias, Libby Fitzgerald, Jennifer James, Lisa McCarthy, Alex Papachristidis and Betsy Pitts.

The Opening Night offers The Society’s members and New York’s most notable collectors, philanthropists and leaders in fashion and design an exclusive preview of the fair’s sensational pieces before it opens to the public the following day. Opening Night tickets will be available for purchase at www.society.mskcc.org/tefaf, or by calling 212.639.7972.

Proceeds from The Opening Night will benefit The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s patient care, research, and education programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The fourth annual TEFAF New York Fall, focusing on fine and decorative arts from antiquity to 1920, will run at the historic Park Avenue Armory November 1-5, 2019.

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


October 30, 2019

New York Cool Tips:

New York Composers Circle Concert of New Music
October 30, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Church of the Transfiguration

The New York Composers Circle presents a concert of members' new compositions for saxophone quartet on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m. at The Church of the Transfiguration (aka "Little Church Around the Corner") located at 1 East 29th St., in Manhattan. The concert will be performed by the Cobalt (Saxophone) Quartet.

Featured are two world premieres: Hubert Howe's Inharmonic Fantasy for Alto Saxophone and Fixed Media and Christopher Sahar's Amsterdam 1983 for Soprano Saxophone; four New York premieres: David Mecionis's Grand Quartet in Eb Minor; Raoul Pleskow's Three Madrigals, Timothy Lee Miller's Dappled Light Mid' Mountain Gleams and Bunny Beck's Fantasy for Saxophones. Richard Brooks' Four Play and Eric Heilner's The Source of the Beat will also be performed.

The members of the Cobalt Quartet include: Raymond Kelly, soprano; Anthony Izzo, alto; Ryan Mantell, tenor; and Josh Lang, baritone.

Tickets are $20. Students admitted free. Wine and cheese reception follows the concert.

For more information, call or text 646-202-3422 or visit http://NewYorkComposersCircle.org. For public transit information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/tripplanner.aspx.
All NYCC concerts are ADA-accessible.

The Church of the Transfiguration | 1 East 29th St., New York City
URL: http://NewYorkComposersCircle.org


El Museo
An Emphasis on Resistance: 2019 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition
On View October 30, 2019 - February 2, 2020
El Museo

El Museo del Barrio is delighted to host An Emphasis on Resistance, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation's 2019 Grants & Commissions Program exhibition highlighting new works by nine award-winning artists from seven Latin American countries, divided into thre categories: Achievement Award - Cecilia Vicuña (Chile); Mid-Career Artists - Leyla Cárdenas (Colombia), Ana Linnemann (Brazil), Yucef Mehri (Venezuela) and Nicolás Paris (Colombia); and Emerging Artists - Susana Pilar Delahante (Cuba), María José Machado (Ecuador), Claudia Martínez Garay (Peru), and Oscar Abraham Pabón (Venezuela).
An important catalyst for the presentation of new works and a meaningful platform for advanced research on Latinx and Latin American art, this collaboration between CIFO and El Museo del Barrio aims to consider the act of resistance in both Latin America and in its diaspora.

LEARN MORE

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029


El Museo
PANEL DISCUSSION
In Conversation: 2019 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition Artists
Wed., October 30, 2019 | 6 - 8:30pm | Free Admission

Join the 2019 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program artists for a conversation about their practice, inspiration, and perspective. Participants will include: Leyla Cárdenas, Susana Pilar Delahante, Ana Linnemann, María José Machado (en español), Claudia Martínez Garay, Yucef Merhi, and Nicolás Paris. Moderated by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator, El Museo del Barrio, and Susanna Temkin, Curator, El Museo del Barrio.

RSVP

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029


October 28-29, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Scandinavia House
Monday, October 28 @ 7PM
Special Screening of And Then We Dance
Tuesday, October 29 @ 7PM
Screening of The Birds
Scandanavia House


Scandinavia House is excited to announce some exciting new additions to our fall film program, including brand-new upcoming director Q&As and screenings for the Nordic Oscar contenders And Then We Danced with Levon Akin and Out Stealing Horses with Hans Petter Moland; the international premiere of the Norwegian film The Birds with a Q&A by director Anders T. Andersen; a film retrospective of the roles and work of Liv Ullmann, beginning with two special evenings with the celebrated actress and director with screenings of The Wayward Girl and Miss Julie; and the second annual New York Baltic Film Festival.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS WITH DIRECTORS
This Monday, October 28, director Levan Akin joins us for a special screening of his new film And Then We Danced, which has recently been selected as the Swedish entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. In this tale of love and liberation, ambitious young dancer Merab's training for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble is disrupted by the arrival of the charismatic Irlaki, who becomes both his rival and his forbidden love interest within the highly gender-conservative, tradition world of Georgian traditional dance (Sweden, 2019)

On Tuesday, October 29, director Anders T. Andersen's new film The Birds (Norway, 2019) makes its U.S. premiere at Scandinavia House. Based on an award-winning novel by Tarjei Vesaas about a mentally disabled man whose life is turned upside down when a lumberjack becomes romantically involved with his caretaker sister, The Birds looks at the signs and symbols offered by the unpredictable power of nature within the Nordic landscape; Anders T. Andersen joins us for a discussion.

Also recently announced as Norway's contender for the 2019 Best International Feature Oscar, Out Stealing Horses screens here on Thursday, December 5 with a special presentation and Q&A with director Hans Petter Molland. The film stars Stellan Skarsgård as the 67-year-old Trond, whose memories of a fateful teenage summer with his father in the Norwegian countryside are awakened by a chance encounter with an old friend, and a reminder of the lingering power of guilt, grief, and loss (Norway, 2019).

Tickets and Information

SCANDINAVIA HOUSE | 58 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10016
212–779–3587
SCANDINAVIAHOUSE.ORG


October 27, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
presents a 3-part feedback lab for new works,
How to Write a Musical that Works
(Part #1: The World and the Want)
Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 10am to 6pm
Studios 353

How To Write a Musical that Works (Part 1: The World and the Want) will take place on Sunday October 27, 2019 from 10am to 6pm at Studios 353, 353 W. 48th Street, Studio 1 (2nd floor), NYC.

For application as a writable PDF: https://truonline.org/events/2019-feedback-workshop-1/ and email TRUPlaySubmissions@gmail.com - submission fee is $10 for TRU members, $20 for non-members. Submission deadline is Monday, October 14, 2019. The lab encourages directors and producers to attend and observe the presentations and feedback. The Observer fee is $55 for the full day.

This workshop is dedicated to fostering a conversation about musical theater structure not only for writers but also for producers, directors and everyone involved in the creation and production of new works. Each workshop will accept up to 10 writing teams and/or producers who will share works in progress and get feedback from a panel of expert evaluators. Audience members will also have a chance to offer their observations, participate in discussions and networking, and enjoy coffee and refreshments.

If accepted for presentation, in addition to the submission fee there will be a participation fee of $80 ($75 for TRU members), which includes two seats for the entire day workshop as well as a 20-30 minute presentation-plus-feedback slot. Space is limited. Any additional attendees from the musical team (including music director, additional collaborators and cast members) who wish to observe the entire workshop must reserve in advance and will be charged $25 per person. There is an additional price break for writers who presented the same show at previous parts of the How to Write a Musical workshops.

Writers or producers are invited to submit no more than the first 25 pages of a show you are working on, plus mp3s of the songs within those pages. In "Part 1: The World and the Want" we will focus on two main aspects of your show: 1) the opening number (or any number that invites the audience into the world of the show, and sets the storytelling rules); and 2) the songs and scenes in which you introduce your characters and invite us to follow their journey. We will discuss "I want" songs, "I am" songs and "I feel" songs, and the function of each, with special attention to the way they move the action. In addition, we will continually explore the delicate balance between script and song.

Schedule:

10:15am to 10:45am - Discussion: how do you engage an audience in the world of your show? What constitutes an effective opening number? What does the audience need to know?
11:00am to 1:30pm - Five writing teams will explain their work's overall concept (in 30 seconds or less) and present up to 12 minutes of the opening scene and song. After each presentation, panelists will provide feedback.
LUNCH BREAK (On your own. Great time to make new friends in the industry!)
2:30pm to 3:30pm - Discussion: How does the audience know whose story to
follow



October 26, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Schtick A Pole In It: Halloween Edition
Oct 25th & 26th 8-10pm
Drom NYC

From comedians Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross comes Schtick A Pole In It, a night of comedy and pole dancing. Schtick starts with a comic and ends with a pole dancer. 5 comics and 5 dancers. Comics tell jokes. Pole dancers pole dance. They’re not strippers, it’s not burlesque. It’s aerial dance with a side of crazy gymnastics and death defying tricks that make your jaw drop. For the past 6 years we've been NYC's best and only comedy and pole dancing show. In honor of Halloween, we're doing a dress up show. All the dancers will be getting on the pole as your favorite Music Legends. Come celebrate Halloween in style, on the Pole. More importantly, if you don't see shows like this why are you even paying these crazy rents?

$35 VIP Seated/$25 Seats/$20 Standing/ $30 Cash at Door
Fri: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/schtick-a-pole-in-it-halloween-edition-tickets-70731117677
Sat: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/schtick-a-pole-in-it-halloween-edition-tickets-70731556991
For more info: www.schtickapole.com

Drom NYC | 85 Ave A



October 24 and beyond, 2019

New York Cool Tips:

RADIOTHEATRE PRESENTS Its 16th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
“CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT”
12 Classic Sanguinary Tales Of Terror!
OCT 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, NOV 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 @ 8PM
THE SANCTUARY at St. John’s Lutheran Church

In celebration of its 16th Season in downtown NYC, the critically acclaimed, award-winning troupe of performers RADIOTHEATRE Presents Its 16th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT…12 Classic Sanguinary Tales Of Terror LIVE ON STAGE …complete with its great cast of story tellers, original orchestral scores and a plethora of sound FX that leaves its audiences clamoring for more! Just bring your imagination!

Please check www.radiotheatrenyc.com for complete schedule. The repertory includes:

DRACULA'S GUESTS - Bram Stoker's tale of a young couple who inadvertently fall under the spell of the Count, himself!

CARMILLA - J.Sheridan LeFanu's classic story of a lonely girl who becomes infatuated with a mysterious female stranger! Adapted many times in various media, this 1872 vampire tale not only predates DRACULA by 26 yrs but it is the first Lesbian Vampire story!

HE - by H.P. Lovecraft. A man wandering the back alleys of old Greenwich Village one night meets a weird guy who seems to belong to a bygone era. One of the few stories Lovecraft wrote while living for a brief time in Brooklyn! PS - He hated NYC.

GABRIELA - A man finds a beautiful naked woman in the forest. Yeah, so? Well, he's gay and she's....? From a tale by Saki.

MRS. AMWORTH - Is the new neighbor on Christopher Street a vampire? A horror staple by E.F.Benson included in hundreds of anthologies.

THE TOMB OF SARAH – In 1900, a construction crew opens a forgotten tomb in the crypt beneath St. John's Sanctuary in old Greenwich Village!

CROGLIN HOUSE - based on fact, this famous tale is about a young couple who move into an old house...that is haunted by a vampire, of course!

THE HORROR FROM THE MOUND - two farmers out west must combat a vampiric demon in Robert E. Howard's classic yarn.

FOUR WOODEN STAKES - a young man seeks to discover the reason why his family is dying before it is too late!

THE SUMACH - when their sister and dog die mysteriously, two women learn that the red sumach tree in their Greenwich Village yard is not just a tree.

FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE - while on tour in Italy, a couple is haunted by an ancient bloodsucking spirit!

THE VAMPIRE MAID - a hiker stops off at an old house for a rest, but the landlady's daughter has other plans for him.

$24 tickets - $12 Students/Seniors TIX: www.radiotheatrenyc.com

Box Office open 30 min before show time. Wheelchair accessible. Running Time: 80min
PRESS PHOTOS AND INFO: www.radiotheatrenyc.com

THE SANCTUARY at St. John’s Lutheran Church | 81 Christopher St. /7th Ave. NYC
(1 train to Sheridan Square/Christopher St.; all trains to W.4th St.)


Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Butoh Institute in association with
Theater for the New City
Present
New York Butoh Institute Festival 19
Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 &
October 24-26 at 8pm
Sunday October 20 at 3pm
Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm.
October 10-27, 2019
Theater for the New City

New York Butoh Institute presents the New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 from Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Theater for the New City. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese performance art form butoh.

Curated by New York Butoh Institute's founder Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of Butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as seven nights of groundbreaking performances presented at Theater for the New City. The festival will conclude on Sunday, October 27 with a lecture and short film celebrating the founder of butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata, and the 60 years of this historical and revolutionary art form as it continues to evolve into the 21st century.

The New York Butoh Festival 19 will take place at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, NYC. Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 and October 24-26 at 8pm, Sunday October 20 at 3pm, Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm.

Tickets are $18-$20, and can be purchased by phone at (212) 254-1109 or online at https://butohfest-19.eventbrite.com/. The lecture on Sunday, October 27 is free and open to the public.


Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue, NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

Visionary Leaders at FIAF
Jean-Paul Agon
on Cross-Cultural Management at L’Oréal
In conversation with author Andrew Molinsky
Thursday, October 24 at 7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

In English

Jean-Paul Agon, the visionary Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal, has built the esteemed French company into the largest beauty group in the world. In conversation with acclaimed author Dr. Andrew Molinsky, Agon will discuss the pillars of cross-cultural management in today’s changing digital landscape and his continued leadership in responsible innovation.

Mr. Agon and Dr. Molinsky, author of Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process and professor at Brandeis University, will discuss the challenges of maintaining growth in global markets.

Buy Tickets

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


October 22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Gallim Happy Hour with Eduardo Vilaro,
Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:30pm
Gallim Dance


Gallim Dance presents Happy Hour with guest Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:30pm at Gallim Dance, 520 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

Catch up on the latest in the dance world with Mr. Vilaro, a glass of wine and hosts, Andrea Miller (Artistic Director of Gallim) and the Gallim dancers. This series of interviews will delve into the field, life as an artist, and the perspectives of today's top influencers.

This event is free and open to the public. To reserve a spot, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gallim-happy-hour-with-eduardo-vilaro-tickets-72701731837.

Gallim Dance | 520 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238.



Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Shakespeare Exchange
announces the next
Freestyle Lab:
To Undreamed Shores:
Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7pm
53rd Street Library

New York Shakespeare Exchange announces the next Freestyle Lab:To Undreamed Shores: Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation on Tuesday, October 22,2019 at 7pm at the 53rd Street Library Theater (18 W. 53rd Street, NYC).

The October lab features an ensemble of immigrant and first-generation actors presenting excerpts from Shakespeare and contemporary poets, playwrights, essayists, and politicians - all with the focus on themes of immigration. The performance will be followed by a lively town hall conversation during which we will expand on topics like family separation, treatment of refugees, cultural stereotyping, assimilation, how languages figure in to the immigrant experience, and the code-switching and loaded expectations that often come with being a first-generation citizen. The evening is curated by Jennifer Curfman, Aysha Salam, and Associate Artistic Director Cristina Lundy.

NYSX will present the final signature Freestyle Lab of 2019 at the New York Public Library at 53rd Street on November 19, 2019. www.NYSX.org

This event is free, but reservations are requested at www.NYSX.org.

53rd Street Library Theater | 18 W. 53rd Street, NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)
Presents the October Panel, Theater in a Changing World: Time to Get Off the Blocks?
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
Polaris North Theater


Is theater hamstrung by tradition, or is it evolving and keeping up with the changes in our culture? Speakers from the commercial, regional and indie worlds will consider the need to stay relevant in this age of technology ... how to attract young audiences as well as diverse audiences ... the trend to rethink classics for new audiences and how far we should go with revisionism rather than create new works ... other trends, healthy or un- ... the degree to which theater can be a force for change ... the need for greater diversity within the business itself. And a look at the shifting emphases in press and marketing.

The panel will Teresa Eyring, executive director of Theater Communications Group (TCG); legendary press agent Irene Gandy of Jeffrey Richards Associates (The Great Society, American Son, The Heidi Chronicles and You Can't Take It with You revivals, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, The Realistic Joneses, All the Way); and Kat Mustatea, playwright/poet, TED resident ("the meaning of art in an age of machines").

Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need.

Free for TRU members; $13 for non-members ($16 at the door). Please use the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/off-the-blocks/, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 833-506-5550, or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com

Polaris North Theater | 245 W. 29th Street


October 20, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process
Two River Theater: Love in Hate Nation
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:30pm.
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performin Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:30pm.g arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Two River Theater: Love in Hate Nation, by Joe Iconis, with John Simpkins, on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:30pm. Pay Your Age tickets are available for ages 10-35. Your age determines the ticket price. Offer is valid online by entering your age as the code at checkout.

Writer Joe Iconis and director John Simpkins will discuss their turbulent rock romance musical, which is set in a 1960s juvenile hall and tells the story of young people caught in between eras of a changing America. Classic girl group, Wall of Sound-style vocal harmonies meet punk rock spirit in this rebellious and romantic new musical. Sixteen-year old Susannah Son is carted off to the National Reformatory for Girls to get her head put on straight. There she meets the aggressively incorrigible Sheila Nail, and a relationship forms which leads to an all-out "revolution in the institution" as they attempt to break out of the boxes that society has created around them. Cast members will perform highlights prior to the musical's world premiere at Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, where Love in Hate Nation will run November 9-December 1. Laura Heywood moderates.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Pay Your Age tickets are available for ages 10-35. Your age determines the ticket price. Offer is valid online by entering your age as the code at checkout.
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org


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


Another New York Cool Tip:

Cora Dance
2020 UpRISE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
Elsewhere (reimagined)
Friday* & Saturday, October 18-19 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, October 20 @ 2:30pm
Cora Dance

Cora Dance kicks off the UpRISE Festival and its 2019-2020 Performance Season with the re-imagined premier of Shannon Hummel’s 2005 critically-acclaimed work, Elsewhere. Elsewhere probes how we re-create community when abruptly pulled from all we know and asks if it is best to remember or forget in order to survive such loss. The 2019 reimagined version is performed by Cora Dance's Young Apprentices, ages 12-17: Anais Dallett, Z’Yanah Gonzalez, Evangelina Vargas and Mateo Vidals with professional company member Rebekah Bono. Re-imagined score by Hans Bilger featuring Jose Joaquin Garcia. Costumes by Juliana Marsh.

Suggested Donation: $25 or pay-what-you-can

Cora Dance | 358 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn



Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Butoh Institute in association with
Theater for the New City
Present
New York Butoh Institute Festival 19
Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 &
October 24-26 at 8pm
Sunday October 20 at 3pm
Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm.
October 10-27, 2019
Theater for the New City

New York Butoh Institute presents the New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 from Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Theater for the New City. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese performance art form butoh.

Curated by New York Butoh Institute's founder Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of Butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as seven nights of groundbreaking performances presented at Theater for the New City. The festival will conclude on Sunday, October 27 with a lecture and short film celebrating the founder of butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata, and the 60 years of this historical and revolutionary art form as it continues to evolve into the 21st century.

The New York Butoh Festival 19 will take place at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, NYC. Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 and October 24-26 at 8pm, Sunday October 20 at 3pm, Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm.

Tickets are $18-$20, and can be purchased by phone at (212) 254-1109 or online at https://butohfest-19.eventbrite.com/. The lecture on Sunday, October 27 is free and open to the public.


Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue, NYC

 



October 17-19, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

13TH ANNUAL NYC GREEK FILM FESTIVAL
THURSDAY OCTOBER 17TH - WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23RD, 2019
FIAF | 55 East 59th St, NYC
www.fiaf.org


Includes Over 40 Screenings of Leading Greek Created, Greek Tinged and Other Special Independent Films Worldwide Along - with Q&A Sessions from Writers, Producers, Directors and Stars Making Red Carpet Appearances!

The 13th Annual NYC Greek Film Festival is happening October 17th - 23rd and this year's schedule includes some of the best greek infused short and feature-length independent films from around the world, as well as several fantastic films not associated with greek culture, being shown at the historic Florence Gould Hall (FIAF) located at 55 East 59th St, NYC www.fiaf.org

WATCH THE TRAILER FOR THE FESTIVAL HERE: https://vimeo.com/356283597

Opening night kicks off Thursday, October 17th with the opening ceremony and the unveiling of the digital exhibition “The Legend of Alexander the Great as Ancient Greek and Byzantine Legacy” at FIAF Gallery, followed by the screening of the film “In This Land Nobody Knew How to Cry” and a reception at the Tinker Auditorium. The digital exhibition will run until Sunday, Oct. 20th.

“This year, apart from the Greek features, documentaries and shorts, the festival launches a new section with international productions of Greek interest -meaning films with Greek elements no matter the country of their origin. Furthermore, a purely international section of short films from all over the world will be introduced, at the online edition of NYCGRFF only.” said NYC Greek Film Festival Executive Director Maria Tzompanaki.

The festival also has the honor of presenting, in collaboration with notable Greek archeologists and in world premiere, a digital exhibition of listings from the sublime history of the world’s greatest Greek of all times: Alexander the Great. An expo already sheltered at the Greek Institute of Venice. In the 14th century, Alexios Komninos, the emperor of Trabzon, commissions a manuscript with Alexander the Great’ s recounting of events for his private library. Compiled by the era’s most able copyists, the manuscript is also enriched with 250 miniatures narrating the entire life course of the magnificent warrior. The main goal of this unique initiative is to showcase the Macedonian ruler who spread the Greek spirit and the Greek culture throughout the then known world, to portray the man who was loved and honored like no other Greek. Within this context, an exhibition of Alexander the Great-themed engravings, carved by important artists from “XOTARIS” Gallery, will also take place.

NYC Greek Film Festival closes its 13th year on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Florence Gould Hall Theater with the closing ceremony followed by the concert “Greek Female New Yorkers Perform Songs from Greek Composers” presented by Maro Theodoraki. Reception to follow at Le Skyroom.

Some of the films of special note being shown throughout the fest include Still River, Pause, The Mountain Tears, Nia on Vacation, The Waiter, Marble Homeland, Clementine and A Tree Remembers.

The Waiter and Nia on Vacation are specifically targeted to younger audiences and students. Sports fans will most enjoy Akra and Crete Arising, religion-oriented people will like Filothei, the Jewish community will want to see Romaniotes and the aforementioned A Tree Remembers and history buffs will love The New Greek Americans. Exarcheia, The Campfire Project and We Are Not Together will appeal to an audience with a strong social conscience; and older viewers will relate to In this Land Nobody Learned to Cry, Epiphany, Still River and Pause.

Past attendees to the festival include actors/actresses/writers/directors such as George Kimoulis, a famous Greek personality in theater and cinema, among others. This year there is a special tribute to Nickos Perakis, an internationally known Greek director, who will be in attendance. In addition, this year’s festival has also organized a special tribute to the female gender, and more precisely to the topics of Women’s Abuse in modern society.

Additionally, most of the NYC Greek Film Festival film lineup are accompanied by Q & Answer sessions with cast and celebrity guests. Learn more about festival activities at www.nycgreekfilmfestival.com

FULL SCHEDULE FOR THE 13TH ANNUAL NYC GREEK FILM FESTIVAL:

THURSDAY, OCT. 17

Florence Gould Hall Theater
5:00 PM ATTENDANCE
5:30 PM OPENING CEREMONY & OPENING OF THE DIGITAL EXHIBITION: THE LEGEND OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT AS ANCIENT GREEK AND BYZANTINE LEGACY at FIAF GALLERY (the exhibition runs till Sun, Oct. 20)

followed by the screening of the film: IN THIS LAND NOBODY KNEW HOW TO CRY (90’)

RECEPTION at the TINKER AUDITORIUM

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

Florence Gould Hall Theater
12:45 PM In this land nobody knew how to cry (90’) (R)
3:15 PM Marble Homeland (57’)
5:15 PM Akra (52’)
7:00 PM Still river (133’)

Tinker Auditorium
2:00 PM The Campfire Project (58’) (international Greek-related doc feat.)
4:15 PM Clementine (85’) (international Greek-related feature)
7:00 PM Loaf + camouflage (99’) (Tribute to Nikos Perakis’ comedies)

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

Florence Gould Hall Theater
12:00 PM PRESENTATION OF THE EXHIBITION: ALEXANDER 8 ALEXANDER THE GREAT-THEMED ENGRAVINGS, CARVED BY “XOTARIS” ART GALLERY ARTISTS (the exhibition will run throughout the festival)
12:30 PM Philothei, the Athenian saint (58’)
2:15 PM Akra (52’) (R)
4:00 PM Still river (133’) (R)
7:15 PM Pause (96’)

Followed by Q&A with the director and discussion on women’s abuse

Tinker Auditorium
11:00 AM Promakhos (91’) (special screening)
1:30 PM Marble Homeland (57’) (R)
3:30 PM Short Films ? (159’)*
6:45 PM Short Films ? (161’)*

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

Florence Gould Hall Theater
10:30 AM Philothei, the Athenian saint (58’) (R)
12:30 PM A tree remembers (88’)
2:45 PM Romaniotes, The Greek Jews of Ioannina (67’)
5:00 PM Living dangerously (105’) (Tribute to Nikos Perakis’ comedies)
7:30 PM The mountain tears (111’)

Tinker Auditorium
12:45 PM Short Films ? (159’)* (R)
4:00 PM Short Films ? (161’)* (R)
7:15 PM Pause (96’) ®

MONDAY, OCT. 21

Florence Gould Hall Theater
12:30 PM Exarheia, the chanting of birds (74’) (int. Greek-related doc feat.)
2:30 PM The mountain tears (111’) (R)
5:30 PM Crete arising (58’)
7:30 PM The waiter (104’)

Tinker Auditorium
2:00 PM A tree remembers (88’) (R)
5:00 PM Romaniotes, The Greek Jews of Ioannina (67’) (R)
7:00 PM Epiphany (85’) (int. Greek-related feature)

TUESDAY, OCT. 22

Florence Gould Hall Theater
1:00 PM We are not together (68’) (int. Greek-related doc feature)
3:00 PM The waiter (104’) (R)
5:30 PM Sirens in the Aegean (115’)(Tribute to Nikos Perakis’ comedies)
8:00 PM The new Greek Americans (70’) (int. Greek-related doc feature)

Tinker Auditorium
2:30 PM Crete arising (58’) (R)
4:30 PM International with Greek element shorts program (76’) **

Followed by the screening of the awarded international short film at the online festival

7:00 PM Nia on vacation (88’) (int. Greek-related feature)

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23

Florence Gould Hall Theater

CLOSING CEREMONY

6:00 PM AWARDS PRESENTATION

followed by the concert GREEK FEMALE NEW YORKERS PERFORM SONGS FROM GREEK COMPOSERS presented by MARO THEODORAKI

RECEPTION at LE SKYROOM

ASTERISK KEY:

*SHORT FILMS A
(10 movies, 159’)
Avanos (20’)
Ave Eva (13’)
Canaries (17’)
Crossing (5’)
?ncidentally (15’)
Third Kind (32’)
Goldfish (14’)
Spring (10’)
Fourth Wall (10’)
Portraits (23’)

*SHORT FILMS B
(10 movies, 161’)
Grief (A place none of us know until we reach it) (8’)
Rita (21’)
Patision Avenue (13’)
Springtime Rest (15’)
Roots (27’)
The Silence of the Dying Fish (19’)
Plain Truth (9’)
Pharmakos (14’)
Cloud (20’)
Blessings and vows (15’)

**GREEK-RELATED INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS
A selection of the finest Greek-related short films from the recent international production (6 movies 75’)
The Story of Yannis (15’)
Chopper (9’)
Sombra City (10’)
The Island Man (20’)
Nostos (5’)
Calling (16’)

More About the NYC Greek Film Festival:
NYCGRFF is based in New York City, USA. The festival opened in 2007 as a showcase of new and older Greek film productions. It introduced the New York Greek audience to Greek filmmakers and their works. The public embraced Greek cinema with enthusiasm and the festival gained many supporters and followers. After a steady and successful course, beginning in 2018, the New York City Greek Film Festival has broadened its content, functions and activities to include an international meeting platform which welcomes cinematographers from around the world.

Our program now includes:International Competition Program for films with a Greek element – fiction and documentaries, both short and feature length – judged during the festival with awards in two categories: best feature film (fiction or documentary) and best short film (fiction or documentary)

International Competition Program for short films – judged online before the festival. The best film is awarded a screening during the festival.

Greek film Program with Audience Awards (by vote), and monetary prizes in all four categories: best feature film (fiction), best documentary, best short film and best new director

Special tributes for great Greek films of all time and tributes for exceptional Greek filmmakers. Opportunities for international cooperation between Greek and international filmmakers at a technical and artistic level. Parallel events of cultural and educational nature that serve to promote Greek culture and world cinema. The purpose of the Festival is the presentation of Greek cinema to the New York audience. Entertainment and education of the public on the occasion of cinematographic art, with screenings of films, organization of artistic events of all arts, seminars and discussions. Creating and presenting tributes to cinema creators, artists – actors – musicians – costumers – critics – technicians – script writers and their work. Seminars and open discussions between artists and audiences

Our goals are the communication of Greek cinema to international and Greek audiences, the education and entertainment of the public, the communication of Greek Culture in the city of New York, but also in other states of the USA, in any part of the world, through cultural and educational activities, either in the time frame of the films or at regular intervals throughout the year. Either alone or in cooperation with another cultural entity. The organization and development of all cinematic art activities in Greece and abroad, working with artistic and other actors in Greece, New York and abroad. To carry out either on his own or in collaboration with third parties, the recording and reproduction of all kinds of events in sound and image as well as in the publication of books, magazines and publications. Annual Regular Grant from Institutions, Prvate Sponsors, Revenue from Tickets from Electronic Advertising or any other form. In cooperation with Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce (HACC).



October 16, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

The South Street Seaport Museum Presents
The Seafaring Cats of Gotham
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6:30pm
Melville Gallery

The South Street Seaport Museum presents The Seafaring Cats of Gotham, a book talk with author Peggy Gavan on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Melville Gallery at 213 Water Street.

The evening will feature true tales of ships, sailors, and their mascot cats in early 20th-century Manhattan and Brooklyn. Peggy Gavan, author of The Cat Men of Gotham: Tales of Feline Friendships in Old New York, will wind the audience through the piers and streets of Old New York as she tells amazing stories of the sailors, dock workers, and ship captains of Gotham and the ship cats they adopted and came to love.

For more information, visit https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/talks-at-the-seaport-museum/.

Tickets are $5 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10464162. Doors open at 6:15pm and a reception will follow the talk.

Melville Gallery | 213 Water Street.


 

October 14, 2019

Upcoming Events:

For the activist in us all:

JANE FONDA LAUNCHES “FIRE DRILL FRIDAYS”
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE DEMANDING URGENT ACTION TO BATTLE CLIMATE CHANGE
Join Her Every Friday Thru Mid-January 11AM/EDT
U.S. Capitol Building’s Southeast Lawn

Inspired by Young Climate Strikers, She Invites
Celebrities, Experts & Impacted Communities to

Message:
“Our House is on Fire”
We need Immediate Action for a Green New Deal--Clean Renewable Energy by 2030
& No New Exploration for and Extraction of Fossil Fuels

Jane Fonda, demanding urgent action on a Green New Deal—clean, renewable energy, creating new good jobs and protecting communities—and an end to all new fossil fuel exploration and drilling, will commit civil disobedience at the U.S. Capitol Building. She will be joined at every “Fire Drill Friday” through at least mid-January by celebrities, scientists, economists and people from impacted communities who will speak and some of whom will invite arrest.

Inspired by the growing movement of young climate strikers, Fonda decided to move to the nation’s capital for four months to take up their baton. The effort aims to spur action to avert what the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls irreversible climate disaster if atmospheric CO2 warms the planet by another 1.5 to 2 degrees Centigrade in the next 11 years.
"Change is coming by design or by disaster. A Green New Deal that transitions off fossil fuels provides the design. They say it’s not realistic, that it’s Socialism. That’s what they said about Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, and we got Social Security and a middle class,” said Fonda.

Speakers at this event preceding civil disobedience in addition to Ms. Fonda include:

Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director, US Climate Action Network
Jerome Foster, high school senior and climate striker, Washington, DC
Naomi Klein, activist, filmmaker, award-winning author and Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University
Annie Leonard, Executive Director, Greenpeace USA
Dr. Sarah Steingraber, biologist and award-winning author
Kerene N. Tayloe, Esq., Director of Federal Legislative Affairs, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Live-streamed teach-ins will be held each Thursday night, beginning October 17th, and feature interviews with experts who will discuss and answer questions about each different aspect of climate change that is the focus of the next day’s action.

“Fire Drill Fridays” call on all Americans to vote, speak and act in support of the demands listed below and aligned with those of the youth-led climate strikers strikewithus.org

VOTE for the climate in every election up and down the ballot. Vote for candidates who are in favor of a Green New Deal and a bold and responsible transition from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy.

SPEAK to candidates or elected officials. Tell them that climate can't wait. Call them, sign petitions and go to their town halls. Write letters to the editor of your local paper. Put your money where your mouth is: divest from fossil fuel companies and invest in a sustainable future.

ACT: Join an organization working for real climate solutions. March, protest and recruit your friends to join. Listen and show up for communities most impacted by climate change and, if you can, put your body on the line.

DEMANDS

A Green New Deal

• Transform our economy to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030 and phase out all fossil fuel extraction through a just and equitable transition, creating millions of good jobs
• A halt to all leasing and permitting for fossil fuel extraction, processing and infrastructure projects immediately in order to avoid a lock-in of increased emissions as we work together for a responsible transition to clean, renewable energy.
Respect of Indigenous Land and Sovereignty
• Honor the treaties protecting Indigenous lands, waters, and sovereignty by the immediate halt of all construction, leasing and permitting for resource extraction, processing and infrastructure projects affecting or on Indigenous lands
• Recognize the Rights of Nature into law to protect our sacred ecosystems and align human law with natural law to ban resource extraction in defense of our environment and people

Environmental Justice
• A transition that invests in prosperity for communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution
• Welcoming those displaced by the cumulative effects of the climate crisis, economic inequality, violence, and lack of opportunity
Protection and Restoration of Biodiversity
• Protection and restoration of at least 30% of the world's lands and oceans including a halt to all deforestation by 2030
Implementation of Sustainable Agriculture
• Investment in farmers and regenerative agriculture and an end to subsidies for industrial agriculture.

Southeast lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, across from the Library of Congress and near intersection of First St & Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC



October 13, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
The Writer-Producer Speed Date
Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
797 Studios

Theater Resources Unlimited presents the Writer-Producer Speed Date, a unique opportunity to pitch a project to a roomful of New York producers and artistic directors on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at the newly opened 797 Studios, 797 Eighth Avenue (betw. 48th and 49th), 3rd floor, NYC. Submission deadline: October 4, 2019. Session 1: coaching at 4:30, pitching at 5:30; Session 2: coaching at 5:30, pitching at 6:30. Followed by wine and refreshments and a chance to socialize with fellow writers and the producers. To apply: https://truonline.org/events/speed-date-10-13-19/ and email to TRUStaff1@gmail.com. ($85.00 for non-members, $75 for TRU Members, with additional collaborator at $30.)

You meet a producer at a party and have two minutes to interest him in your work. Do you have the skills to sell yourself? Here's a chance to practice your pitching with real producers who are open to and interested in meeting you. Okay, they probably won't option you on the spot, but they'll give you valuable feedback about your work and your ability to talk about it. And you'll have the opportunity to start developing a relationship. And that's what this business is all about. Relationships.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.

797 Studios | 797 Eighth Avenue
(betw. 48th and 49th), 3rd floor


October 12, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

New York Butoh Institute in association with
Theater for the New City
Present
New York Butoh Institute Festival 19
Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 &
October 24-26 at 8pm
Sunday October 20 at 3pm
Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm.
October 10-27, 2019
Theater for the New City

New York Butoh Institute presents the New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 from Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Theater for the New City. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese performance art form butoh.

Curated by New York Butoh Institute's founder Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of Butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as seven nights of groundbreaking performances presented at Theater for the New City. The festival will conclude on Sunday, October 27 with a lecture and short film celebrating the founder of butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata, and the 60 years of this historical and revolutionary art form as it continues to evolve into the 21st century.

The New York Butoh Festival 19 will take place at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, NYC. Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 and October 24-26 at 8pm, Sunday October 20 at 3pm, Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm.

Tickets are $18-$20, and can be purchased by phone at (212) 254-1109 or online at https://butohfest-19.eventbrite.com/. The lecture on Sunday, October 27 is free and open to the public.


Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue, NYC

 




Another New York Cool Tip:

CUNY Dance Initiative and
Kinesis Project dance theatre
Present
Breathing with Strangers
A site-specific, multidisciplinary performance
October 12, 2019 at 2pm and 4pm
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

The CUNY Dance Initiative and Kinesis Project dance theatre will present the site-specific dance performance Breathing with Strangers on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2pm and 4pm, at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at https://snug-harbor.org/pass/.

For more information, visit https://www.kinesisproject.com.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden | 1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY


 

October 10 - 13, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

The 2019 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL:
A FOUR-DAY SPECTACULAR PRESENTING 70 COMPANIES FROM NEW YORK & AROUND THE WORLD
October 10th 7pm OPENING NIGHT GALA
October 11th 7pm & 9pm Festival Performances
October 12th / 2pm. 4pm, 6pm & 8pm Festival Performances
October 13th / 12 - 1:15pm Kids Can Dance Modern Dance class
October 13th / 1:30 –3:00 pm Family Friendly Program
October 13th / 4pm & 6pm Festival Performances
October 13th / 8:00pm GRAND FINALE
Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter

Committed to developing dance as an important art form, WHITE WAVE scours the globe in search of the most innovative of today's dance makers, both emerging and established, and brings them to Brooklyn for one extended weekend of 11 different programs. For four nights and three days, dance lovers will experience a veritable cornucopia of the best of contemporary dance. DDF is committed to advancing the best of dance by providing on-stage and be-hind-the-scene opportunities for 70 dance troupes from across America and around the globe, allowing audiences to experience, first-hand, the incomparable vitality of the New York dance scene.
WHITE WAVE provides both nascent and seasoned choreographers and companies with an encouraging environment where they can create, collaborate, and present new works in the undisputed capital of world dance, New York City.

Tickets: General Admission: $15

Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter
29 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, 11201
DIRECTION: Just one train stop from downtown Manhattan, accessible from the F train at York Street; and A, C trains at High Street.

 


October 10, 2019

New York Cool Tips:

Violinist Aisha Syed, Heritage World Tour
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 8:30 PM
Carnegie Hall

After her acclaimed sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, first-class Dominican violinist, Aisha Syed, returns to Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. The performance is part of her Heritage World Tour which takes her to 11 countries across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It comprises a conglomerate of pieces that form her musical identity as a Dominican with an Indian background growing up in the United Kingdom who later moved to the United States. Syed has been hailed as the “future of classical music in the Dominican Republic” by Maestro Carlos Piantini.

Program:
Still: Suite for Violin and Piano
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Khachaturian: "Ayesha's Dance" from Gayaneh
Granados: Spanish Dance No. 5 (arr. Kreisler)
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28
Wieniawski: Original Theme and Variations in A Major, Op. 15
Albéniz: Tango (arr. Elman)
Rafael Solano: Una Primavera para el Mundo
Kreisler: “Danse Orientale” (after Rimsky-Korsakov)
Gardel: Por Una Cabeza (arr. John Williams)
Coleridge-Taylor Deep River (arr. Powell)
Bernstein: Selections from West Side Story (arr. Enrique Penaforte)

Artists:
Aisha Syed, violin
Martin Labazevitch, piano

Tickets: $125-150; $75 for students and seniors
Use code ABC32456 for 25% off!

Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall | 881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019
212.247.7800
info@carnegiehall.org



Dumbo Dance Festival
WHITE WAVE Dance Gala
Thursday, October 10th
7PM: Ceremony & Gala Performance
8:30PM: Buffet Dinner & Party

THE 2019 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL will kick off with WHITE WAVE’s Opening Night GALA Celebration. The evening will be hosted by a guest celebrity (TBA). We have selected two of our most distinguished supporters to honor the great impact they have had in furthering our mission this year. Their opening remarks will be followed by seven stunning contemporary dance troupes: Alessandra Corona Performing Works, Company | E, Patrick O’Brien Dance Project, Thryn Saxon and Brad Beakes, Buglisi Dance Theater, Jennifer Muller / The Works, WHITE WAVE Dance.
Afterwards, the audience will enjoy a reception with a buffet dinner of exotic Korean cuisine and a fabulous raffle (including gourmet wine baskets, “dinner for two” at local DUMBO eateries and much more)!


Tickets are $100 and $250 (VIP seating) per person; all proceeds raised will directly offset WHITE WAVE’s production costs for our 2019/20 Season.

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

Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter
29 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, 11201
DIRECTION: Just one train stop from downtown Manhattan, accessible from the F train at York Street; and A, C trains at High Street.


October 4-6, 2019

New York Cool Tips:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
The Washington Ballet: NEXTsteps
With John Heginbotham, Jessica Lang,
and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3pm and 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The Washington Ballet: NEXTsteps with Jessica Lang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and John Heginbotham Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3pm and 7:30pm.

Globally acclaimed ballerina and Artistic Director of The Washington BalletJulie Kent discusses new works commissioned for The WashingtonBallet by globally recognized choreographers Jessica Lang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and John Heginbotham.Audiences will have the exclusive opportunity to experience performance excerpts and watch a live rehearsal prior to the October 23 world premiere in Washington, DC.

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


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


 

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
selected to present Crossroads at
American Dance Guild Festival 2019
SHAPING THE NOW-DANCE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
October 4, 2019 at 8pm
Ailey Citigroup Theater

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre is proud to have been selected as one of several modern dance companies to present work at the annual American Dance Guild Festival 2019 SHAPING THE NOW-DANCE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, on October 4, 2019 at 8pm at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC.

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will perform an excerpt of their latest evening-length work, Crossroads, which premiered in June 2019. Crossroads explores forging into unchartered waters and that tumultuous process of self-discovery. Inspired by the work of Magritte and Escher, Selwyn collaborated with scenic & costume designer, Anna-Alisa Belous to shape a surrealistic landscape that highlights these lingering moments at the crossroads, choosing one path or another, and how these moments steer the course of our lives.


Tickets are $10-25

Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC



The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents
PRELUDE 2019: Riotous Excursions
OCTOBER 3, 4, and 5
CUNY Graduate Center

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 3, 4, and 5 at The Graduate Center, CUNY, The City University of New York, curated by David Bruin & Sanaz Ghajar in collaboration with Frank Hentschker, produced by Sami Pyne.

Since 2003, the PRELUDE Festival has given audiences a first look at new work and ideas by groundbreaking theatre and performance artists based in New York City. PRELUDE has presented the work of more than 300 artists, including Annie Dorsen, Jackie Sibbles Drury, Half Straddle, Lucas Hnath, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Young Jean Lee, Taylor Mac, and Nature Theater of Oklahoma alongside legendary figures such as Richard Foreman, Marina Abramovic, The Living Theatre, Charles Mee, and many more.

Visit www.PRELUDEnyc.org for more information.

All are free of charge and open to the public. First come, first served.

CUNY Graduate Center | 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. www.theSegalCenter.org


LYONS WIER GALLERY
JAMES GORTNER
Myths and Mirrors
Exhibition Dates: October 3 - November 2, 2019
Artist's Reception: Thursday, October 3rd, 6-8
pm
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am-6pm

Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present "Myths and Mirrors" by James Gortner.

Gortner continues to refine and expand on subjects and forms he has explored throughout his career, all the while pushing his work into new terrain. The artist views the exhibition as a significant opportunity to lay bare and test what his paintings can do within these new environments. The unique qualities of Gortner's work will be highlighted within the gallery, where his investigations of scale, color, and composition will be fully on display.

Lyons Wier Gallery | 542 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
Tel: +1 (212) 242 6220
Email: gallery@lyonswiergallery.com
Website: www.lyonswiergallery.com
Instagram: lyonswiergallery / Twitter: lwgallery


 

October 3, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Megan Phillips & Aaron Gold
You Are Not Your Anxiety Show
Thursday October 3rd, 2019. 7:00PM & 8:30PM
Magnet Theater

On October 3rd, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an improvised comedy uniting improvisers and artists battling depression and mental illness, teams up with THE ANXIETY SHOW, a Canadian alt dark variety comedy show exploring different mental health disorders, as told by comedians, musicians, storytellers, and others firsthand, to make a ONE-NIGHT-ONLY DOUBLE BILL FUNDRAISER for Vibrant Emotional Health (the parent company behind the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, NYC Well, and other NYC-based life-saving initiatives).

Tickets: yanatas.com More Information: www.meganphillips.com www.aarongold.com

The Magnet Theatre | 254 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
(Between 7th & 8th Avenue)
(212) 244-8824




October 2, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Crossing the Line
RADIO PERFORMANCE
NY PremiereRadio Live
Aurélie Charon, Caroline Gillet,
and Amélie Bonnin
Wed, Oct 2 at 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Radio Live is a unique radio-performance
that frames moving conversations about
harnessing the power of social change within
a lively and experimental setting. In English.

Buy Tickets

FIAF Florence Gould Hall | 55 E 59th St, New York, NY



September 30, 2019
(I have been out of town and the internet was not cooperating in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean so there was a gap in coverage.)

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
Works & Process Rotunda Project:
Dance Theatre of Harlem at 50
Monday, September 30, 2019 at 6:30pm & 8:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Works & Process Rotunda Project: Dance Theatre of Harlem at 50 on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 6:30pm & 8:30pm.

Founded in 1969, the Dance Theatre of Harlem made its 1971 official New York debut in the rotunda with a performance that included founder Arthur Mitchell's Tones. To celebrate the Guggenheim building's 60th and Dance Theatre of Harlem's 50th anniversaries, Works & Process will present a Rotunda Project with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The company will pay tribute to its history with the TONES II, a restaging of Tones by former DTH principal ballerina Lorraine Graves with assistance from former principal ballerina Caroline Rocher, set to music by Tania León; the first three themes from choreographer George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments, with music by Paul Hindemith; and Dance Theatre of Harlem Resident Choreographer Robert Garland's Nyman String Quartet #2, with music by Michael Nyman.

Doors will open at 6pm for the 6:30pm performance and at 8pm for the 8:30pm performance.

There will be no preperformance cocktail hour at The Wright or postperformance artist reception in the rotunda following the performances.

TICKETS & VENUE
Floor seating: $100, $95 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Ramp standing: $60, $55 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

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


September 23, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet
Climate: Movement for Change
September 23-25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
The Ailey Citigroup Theater

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet will perform Climate: Movement for Change, a trio of climate-inspired works, at The Ailey Citigroup Theater on September 23-25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of the high-profile New York Climate Week which starts with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Summit 2019.

MOVEIUS’ work explores the intersection of policy and performance, thanks to the unique background of Artistic Director Diana Movius, who trained under Charlotte Ballet’s Patricia McBride, and who has conducted climate policy work for the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Center for Clean Air Policy.

Climate: Movement for Change features a trio of pieces that unite art and activism. GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet, which imagines dancers as melting polar ice caps, Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall, plays off Stravinsky’s score to explore the 2008 financial collapse, and a new piece, tentatively titled Ground Control (working title), is inspired by the first pictures taken of Earth from space.

Tickets

The Ailey Citigroup Theater | 405 W 55th Street at 9th Avenue


September 22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

THE WAIT ROOM
presented by the Sing Sing Prison Museum and Flyaway Productions
Sept. 20 at 8 PM; Sept. 21 at 3 & 8 PM; Sept. 22 at 3 PM
Outside of Sing Sing Correctional Facility


San Francisco's Flyaway Productions and the Sing Sing Prison Museum present "The Wait Room," a performance installation that exposes the physical, psychic, and emotional burden of incarceration for women with imprisoned loved ones. Creator Jo Kreiter is a recipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, and is the first choreographer named as a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 2017 Artist as Activist Fellow.

Concert is free to the public. Information at 914.236.5407

Performance will take place at a site just outside the walls of Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York

Sing Sing Correctional Facility | 354 Hunter St | Ossining, NY | 10562



September 20, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
In conjunction with Community Board 7/Manhattan
Presents
The 2nd Annual Spot for Dance Festival
A Movement Site Activation and Community Zone
Friday, September 20, 2019 from 2-7pm
SCHEDULE
2:00-7:00pm Community Zone Open Hours
2:00-2:30pm Community Zone/Climate Networking
2:30-3:00pm Qigong Workshop
3:00-3:30pm Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
3:30-3:45pm Sokolow Ensemble
3:45-3:55pm Aviva Geismar
3:55-4:05pm Nicole McClam
4:05-4:30pm Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
4:30-5:15pm Dances for a Variable Population
5:15-5:30pm Sokolow Ensemble
5:30-5:40pm Aviva Geismar
5:40-5:50pm Nicole McClam
5:50-6:30pm Jody Sperling Time Lapse Dance
6:30-7:00pm Climate Strike Solidarity Action Jam
Four curbside parking spaces on the West Side of Broadway between 100th & 101st Streets.

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, in conjunction with Community Board 7/Manhattan presents the 2nd Annual Spot for Dance Festival, a Movement Site Activation and Community Zone, on the occasion of both International Parking Day and the Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 2-7pm. The location is four curbside parking spaces on the West Side of Broadway between 100th & 101st Streets. All programs are free. For more information visit: http://timelapsedance.com/events/parkingday2019.

Parking Day is an annual global event where citizens, artists, and activists transform curbside parking spots into public space. By drawing attention to the allocation of city land to private car storage--a hidden-in-plain sight subsidy for CO2-emitting vehicles--Parking Day helps the public creatively imagine a more sustainable and vibrant future.

Four curbside parking spaces on the West Side of Broadway between 100th & 101st Streets.


KEIKO FUJII DANCE COPANY
September 19-21 at 8 PM
Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at Gibney Dance

Dancer/choreographer Keiko Fujii returns from Osaka for the U.S. premiere of her "Tamashii No Tibiki II" (Soul Vibrations). Fujii will be joined on stage by ten New York-based dancers, and music will be played live by renowned taiko drummer Kenny Endo. Fujii also uses taped music by Hiroshi Kubo, tsugaru shamisen player/composer. The performance is part of Gibney's POP series.

Tickets: $20
Reservations: 646.837.6809 or www.gibneydance.org/perfomances

Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center | 53A Chambers Street.



Another New York Cool Tip:

THE WAIT ROOM
presented by the Sing Sing Prison Museum and Flyaway Productions
Sept. 20 at 8 PM; Sept. 21 at 3 & 8 PM; Sept. 22 at 3 PM
Outside of Sing Sing Correctional Facility


San Francisco's Flyaway Productions and the Sing Sing Prison Museum present "The Wait Room," a performance installation that exposes the physical, psychic, and emotional burden of incarceration for women with imprisoned loved ones. Creator Jo Kreiter is a recipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, and is the first choreographer named as a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 2017 Artist as Activist Fellow.

Concert is free to the public. Information at 914.236.5407

Performance will take place at a site just outside the walls of Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York

Sing Sing Correctional Facility | 354 Hunter St | Ossining, NY | 10562




September 19, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
AMERICAN FACTORY
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
7:30 PM: Doors Open
8:00 PM: Live Music from Laura Cantrell | 8:30 PM: Film Begins | 10:00 PM: Q&A | 10:30 PM: After-Party
THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY

From Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, A Lion in the House, Seeing Red) comes American Factory, a Netflix Original Documentary presented by Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. The acclaimed film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans still recovering from the effects of the 2008 recession. Working side-by-side with experienced Chinese workers, the locals are optimistic about the future for the first time in almost a decade. But early days of hope give way to setbacks as high-tech China collides with working-class America, and issues of language and culture become seemingly insurmountable walls between clashing factions.

FREE WITH RSVP
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-films-american-factory-tickets-70520499713?aff=website

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

Ecstatic Music: Alarm Will Sound: The Hunger
Thursday September 19th. 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Merkin Concert Hall


Alarm Will Sound, “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene” (The New York Times), tours the concert version of Donnacha Dennehy’s modern cantata The Hunger to Merkin Hall in collaboration with Irish Arts Center on September 19, 2019, part of Ecstatic Music’s 10th anniversary season. Rooted in the emotional, political, and socioeconomic devastation of Ireland’s Great Famine (1845-52), The Hunger features Alarm Will Sound with soprano Katherine Manley and sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird. The Irish folk music narrative is interwoven with personal, historical accounts, where the libretto principally draws from first-hand accounts by Asenath Nicholson, an American humanitarian so moved by the waves of immigrants arriving in New York that she travelled to Ireland to report from the cabins of starving families.

Tickets $15-$35. For more information visit https://www.alarmwillsound.com/event/new-york-ny-21/.


Merkin Concert Hall | 129 W 67th Street New York, NY 10036


Another New York Cool Tip:

South Street Seaport Museum
2019 Fall Celebration
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6pm
South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum announces its 2019 Fall Celebration in recognition of five decades of volunteerism at the South Street Seaport Museum on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6pm with presenting sponsor, Howard Hughes. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NY, NY 10038. For more information please visit: https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/2019fallcelebration/.

Join us aboard the historic 1885 tall ship Wavertree to celebrate New York's connection to the water-past, present, and future and to recognize five decades of volunteerism at the South Street Seaport Museum. Cocktail or business attire. This is an outdoor shipboard event; please plan your footwear accordingly.

Sponsorships begin at $2500. Please contact Jared Madnick at development@seany.org or (212) 748-8694.


The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NY, NY 10038




September 17, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

THE CONSTITUTION BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Four more performances at Behind the Door
Beginning on Constitution Day, September 17, 2019.
THE CONSTITUTION: A SECULAR ORATORIO
By Benjamin Yarmolinsky
Four Performances Only
Tuesday, September 17 (Constitution Day), 2019, 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:00 pm
Behind the Door

Vertical Player Repertory premiered The Constitution, A Secular Oratorio, by American composer Benjamin Yarmolinsky in June 2019 for two sold-out performances. A setting for chorus and soloists of substantial portions of the United States Constitution, including highlights of Articles 1-7, the Bill of Rights, and subsequent amendments, the premiere of this timely new work will be extended for four more performances in September, in VPR's original staging and with the original cast of 24 singers accompanied by piano.

The U.S. Constitution and the structure of the U.S. government have been much in the forefront of recent news. We invite you to revisit our democracy's rule book in a new way, and reflect on the rights it guarantees. Yarmolinsky, a composer called "wildly eclectic" by The New York Times, specializes in tackling legal texts, for example, the Miranda Rights, the IRS 1040, and the transcripts of the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings set as an opera (Clarence & Anita). In this oratorio, he draws from the history of American and European music, combining jazzy rhythms, blues, folk, gospel, and Handelian flourishes, to give voice to the Constitution's iconic words in a clear, vigorous, unexpectedly humorous, and highly singable style.

OperaWire called The Constitution "one of the most unique and fascinating works in New York" and included it on the national list of "5 Operas to See." Parterre Box praised VPR's "lively, impassioned performances," and "nuanced, vibrant interpretation of the composer

General Admission $35 / Premium Front Row Seating $60
http://constitutionrevival.brownpapertickets.com

Behind the Door | 219 Court Street
Brooklyn NY 11201
F and G trains to Bergen Street and 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains to Borough Hall


Rooftop Films
FP FILMMAKER LAB 2019
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
7:00 PM Doors Open
7:45 PM Live Music from Locobeach
8:15 PM Showcase Begins
9:30 PM Q&A
FORT GREENE PARK

The IFP Filmmaker Labs Showcase gives audiences a first look at exciting new films, before their festival premieres. This outdoor screening features excerpts from the ten narrative and ten documentary films participating in the 2019 IFP Filmmaker Labs, which are dedicated to filmmakers in post-production on their first feature-length films.
RSVP

FREE WITH RSVP
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-films-ifp-filmmaker-lab-2019-tickets-70168466773?aff=website

FORT GREENE PARK | Myrtle Ave & N Portland Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11205




September 16, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
THE EYESLICER: SEASON TWO — WORLD PREMIERE
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:00 PM: Live Music
8:30 PM: Films Begin
9:45 PM: Intermission
10:45 PM: Q&A
11:00 PM: After Party
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

During this screening, the cult secret TV show will world-premiere a night of new work commissioned as part of their new 13-episode second season. Taken together, these new shorts represent the vanguard of radical independent filmmaking.

BUY TICKETS

GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY | 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232


September 15, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
The National Ballet of Canada:
Orpheus Alive by Robert Binet and Missy Mazzoli
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The National Ballet of Canada: Orpheus Alive by Robert Binet and Missy Mazzoli, moderated by Wendy Whelan on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3pm.

Orpheus Alive retells the tragic myth of Orpheus, casting the titular character as a woman; Eurydice, Orpheus' fallen lover, as a man; and audience members as gods of the underworld who hold Orpheus's fate in their hands. Choreographed by Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada, and featuring a commissioned score by acclaimed composer Missy Mazzoli, Orpheus Alive is a story of love, loss, and an extraordinary artist facing the limits of his mortality. Company dancers and the Mivos Quartet perform excerpts, and New York City Ballet Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan moderates a discussion with Binet, Mazzoli, and dramaturg Rosamund Smallabout the creative process before the ballet's world premiere in Toronto.

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

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


September 14, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

New York Shakespeare Exchange
ShakesBEER turns 30!
September 7 & 14 from 3-6pm
Begins in Alphabet City at The Donnybrook (35 Clinton St, Manhattan) with check-in at 2:30pm and moves to Parkside Lounge, C Lounge, and Mama's Bar.

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) announces the 30th consecutive NYC original Shakespearean Pub Crawl: ShakesBEER turns 30! on September 7 & 14, 2019 from 3-6 PM. The crawl begins in Alphabet City at The Donnybrook (35 Clinton St, Manhattan) with check-in at 2:30pm and moves to Parkside Lounge, C Lounge, and Mama's Bar.

Tickets are $49and are available at https://shakesbeer.brownpapertickets.com/. Tickets include performance and four drinks (beer, wine, and select cocktails). $25 "sober" tickets are also available, which include admission only.

Begins in Alphabet City at The Donnybrook (35 Clinton St, Manhattan) with check-in at 2:30pm and moves to Parkside Lounge, C Lounge, and Mama's Bar.



Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Philharmonic
The Art of the Score
Alec Baldwin, Artistic Advisor
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Friday, September 13, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

NEW YORK PREMIERES OF SCORES PERFORMED LIVE TO COMPLETE FILMS

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
Score by John WILLIAMS
September 11–12, 2019

PSYCHO
Score by Bernard HERRMANN
September 13–14, 2019

The New York Philharmonic will present the seventh season of The Art of the Score, September 11–14, 2019, featuring two New York Premiere screenings, both conducted by Richard Kaufman: Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind in Concert, with John Williams’s score performed live to the film, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho in Concert, with Bernard Herrmann’s score performed live to the film. Actor and Philharmonic Board Member Alec Baldwin returns as Artistic Advisor of The Art of the Score, which explores some of the most distinctive uses of music in film.

Tickets
Single tickets start at $45. (Ticket prices subject to change.)Tickets to the New York Philharmonic performances may be purchased online at nyphil.org or by calling (212) 875-5656, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Tickets may also be purchased at the David Geffen Hall Box Office. The Box Office opens at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. On performance evenings, the Box Office closes one-half hour after performance time; other evenings it closes at 6:00 p.m.

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center



Another New York Cool Tip:

Inaugural New AIR Festival
Friday & Saturday, Sept. 14 & 15 at 8:00 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute


Tenri Cultural Center Concert series to present outstanding artists from music and technology residencies at Harvestworks

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, in collaboration with violinist/composer Mari Kimura, will inaugurate a new concert series, "New AIR Festival," September 14 and 15 at Tenri Cultural Center, 43 West 13th Street, Manhattan (West Village). The event features outstanding artists from the music and technology residencies at Harvestworks in New York City.

The Harvestworks Residency Programs provide an environment for experimentation where teams of artists, engineers and designers focus on building custom computer programs and new instruments to perform contemporary music. A staff of engineers employ complex engineering concepts in collaboration with the artists, who bring artistic and philosophical creativity and inquiry to the process. This festival highlights some of the finest artists from this program. (see:
www.harvestworks.org/category/residencies)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 - NEW AIR FESTIVAL: QUBIT/KIMURA Qubit (https://qubitmusic.com),is a collective of composers and sound artists who curate and produce events that feature innovative applications of technology in music. Two composers from the group, David Bird and Alec Hall, will share the evening with Mari Kimura (http://www.marikimura.com), who is at the forefront of violinists who are extending the technical and expressive capabilities of the instrument.

Alec Hall will perform new works based on techniques for the electric violin that create a sound world that moves beyond the instrument itself, toward a more digital aesthetic, while still being totally produced by traditional violin techniques. David Bird will perform a live electronics set featuring selections from a large scale electro-acoustic work "Synonymic," which explores a synth-laden retro-futuristic sound world comprised of off-kilter samples and computer generated sound.

Mari Kimura, the renowned violinist/composer who is best known for her use of subharmonics and interactive motion sensor technologies, will perform two pieces: "Harmonic Constellations: abridged version" (2016) by composer Michael Harrison and her own composition, "Rossby Waving"
(2017), which uses her prototype motion sensor system, MUGIC.

Tickets: Fri, 9/14: Qubit & Mari Kimura: $20 / $15 students/seniors Sat, 9/15: String Noise & Kristen Norderval: $20 / $15 students/seniors Buy tickets: http://www.harvestworks.org/sept-15-new-air-festival or call 800-838-3006 (Brown Paper Tickets)
SPECIAL: 2-day tickets: $30

Tenri Cultural Institute | 43A W 13th St, New York, NY 10011


Another New York Cool Tip:
Kathryn Posin Dance Company
Friday at 8 PM
Saturday at 4 & 8 PM
September 13 & 14
92nd Street Y

The Kathryn Posin Dance Company has been invited to open the 2019-20 Season of the 92nd St. Y, and will present three Posin premieres: "Evolution: The Letters of Charles Darwin;" "Triple Sextet,' set to Steve Reich's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Double Sextet," and "Memoir," a new solo to J.S. Bach for Lance Westergard, noted dancer and company co-founder.

Tickets: $35 at the door; $25 in advance
212.415.5500 or www.92y.org

92nd Street Y | 1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd St.)




September 13, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College
In collaboration with Mari Meade Dance Collective
Present the World Premiere of
Immigration Stories
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:30pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

The CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Mari Meade Dance Collective/MMDC, present the World Premiere of immigration stories on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC.

immigration stories, a series of dances based on true experiences about relocating to the United States, opens up the vastly different paths people take to come this country. What began with a frustrating phone call for choreographer Mari Meade to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has evolved into a full evening of personal stories, music and dance. From a young man who was born in Germany and lived in Ghana before making his way to New York, to a Russian woman who moved to Florida as a teenager, these individual stories expand the conversation around immigration in this highly politicized time. Weaving together interviews with original compositions by Rosana Caban, Domenico Curcio, and Eran Sabo, with additional music by Chino Amobi, immigration stories combines words and movement to question assumptions around cultural identity and what being "American" might really mean.

immigration stories is choreographed by Mari Meade with costumes by Emily Petry, and performed by Allison Beler, Breanna Gribble, Misuzu Hara, Sean Hatch, Morgan Hurst, Isaac Owens, Or Reitman, and Roza Savelyeva.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors) and can be purchased online at www.bit.ly/mmdc_immigrationstories or at the door the night of the performance.

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
GATES OF HEAVEN | FREE WITH RSVP
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Films Begin
10:30 PM: After-Party
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

The Museum of Modern Art wraps up its season long partnership with Rooftop Films with an evening of experimental and non-fiction film in Green-Wood Cemetery. Standish Lawder’s creepy and fascinating Necrology kicks off the evening, followed by Errol Morris’s now-classic examination of life, after-life and capitalism, Gates of Heaven.
RSVP

FREE WITH RSVP

GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY | 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232


Another New York Cool Tip:

Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet
September 13 at 8 PM; September 14 at 7:30 PM
City Center Studios


Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet celebrates its 15th anniversary Season with the World Premiere of a new (as yet untitled) ballet set to music by contemporary German composer Wolfgang Rihm. The performances open a New York festival of Rihm's music, organized by Munich native Magloire in collaboration with the German Consulate New York.

Tickets: $33; $19 for students/seniors
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com


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


September 11, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

The 9th Annual TABLE OF SILENCE PROJECT 9/11
September 11, 8:15 AM
Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza

Jacqulyn Buglisi's Buglisi Dance Theatre is proud to be asked back for the 9th annual Table of Silence Project 9/11, performed around the Revson Fountain on the Plaza. Led by Buglisi Dance Theatre joined by 150+ dancers, the exquisite ritual is a public tribute to 9/11 and a prayer for peace, conceived and choreographed by artistic director Jacqulyn Buglisi. The event begins at 8:15 AM and concludes precisely at 8:46 AM, the moment that the first plane struck the North Tower.

Admission is free

Information at 212.719.3301


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



September 10, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rhoman Ruins
by Joshua Goode
Opening Tuesday, September 10, 6-8pm
Exhibition September 10-October 15
Ivy Brown Gallery

Ivy Brown Gallery invites you to explore the mystery and intrigue behind Joshua Goode’s ‘Rhoman Ruins’ opening Tuesday, September 10, 6-8pm.

Few know that the origins of the Bermuda Triangle myth began in New York City on a triangular piece of land that eventually became the foundation of the Triangle Building in the Meatpacking District.

Mystery and intrigue has long surrounded the Triangle Building, but the truly fantastical stories pre-date the building by thousands of years to the time of the ancient Aurora-Rhomans. Joshua Goode is currently excavating the ruins of a pre-historic zoo deep below the foundations of the Triangle Building that held creatures believed to live solely in the imagination. Majestic bronze sculptures of these mythical creatures and ornate altarpieces were left as prayer offerings which also included ritual human sacrifice.

The Native Americans were familiar with these legends and shared them with the European settlers but as time went on the Europeans were eager to distance themselves from the curious creatures and sacrifices and pushed the mystique to the far south and Bermuda. But the stories still live on in our collective memory and reflections remain in today’s popular culture.

Ivy Brown Gallery in the historic Triangle Building will reveal some of these fantastical discoveries of the original mysterious triangle to the public for the first time.

Ivy Brown Gallery––Bringing unusual art to the people.
www.ivybrowngallery.org

Ivy Brown Gallery | 675 Hudson St., 4th Floor, NYC, NY 10014
Gallery hours by appointment: ivyjeannebrown@gmail.com
PH: 212-925-1111


September 9, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Prior to its New York premiere at MCC Theater, playwright Theresa Rebeck and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel take audiences into the kitchen of their fit-for-foodies comedy as cast members perform highlights.

Harry, a brilliant and hot-headed chef, scores a mention in a food magazine, and his business partner sees profits finally within reach.The only problem is Harry refuses to serve his masterpiece for the masses. Mix in a shrewd restaurant consultant and a waiter with dreams of his own and it all goes to hell in this hilarious and insightful new play that asks us to consider where art ends and commerce begins.

Seared begins performances on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street). The cast will star W. Tré Davis ("Valor"), four-time Tony Award® nominee Raúl Esparza (Company), David Mason (Trick or Treat), and Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening). Tickets are now on sale and available at mcctheater.org/seared.

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

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


September 8, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Ramiro Sandoval's
En El Ojo De La Aguja
Sunday 9/8 at 7 pm - Official Opening
Wednesday 9/11 at 7 pm;
Thursday 9/12 at 7 pm;
Friday 9/13 at 7 pm,
Saturday 9/14 at 7 pm;
Sunday 9/15 at 7 pm.
Friday 9/20 at 7 pm;
Saturday 9/21 at 7 pm;
Sunday 9/22 at 7 pm.
The Tank

The new Spanish language world premiere of
coming in September to The Tank, is an exploration of conflict resolution, or lack thereof. Last January, when the show was done in English, it was extremely well received, so Tabula Rasa is bringing it back in Spanish, making the messaging all that more profound.

TABULA RASA NYC THEATER AND PERFORMANCE LAB is pleased to announce the world premiere production in Spanish (with English supertitles) of their collective creative collaboration EN EL OJO DE LA AGUJA (In the Eye of the Needle), written and directed by Ramiro Antonio Sandoval in association with Johanna Bock (Spanish translation is based on a free interpretation by Edna Lee Figueroa from the English original). EN EL OJO DE LA AGUJA will play a three-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s The Tank (312 West 36th Street, NYC). Performances begin Saturday, September 7 and continue through Sunday, September 22. Opening Night is Sunday, September 8 (7 p.m.).

Tickets are $30 ($20 students/senior) and are now available online at www.TheTankNYC.org. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater a half hour prior to performances.

Running Time: 75 minutes

Website: www.tabularasatheater.org or https://www.thetanknyc.org/calendar-1/2019/9/7/en-el-ojo-de-la-aguja-in-the-eye-of-the-needle-3f846-wrjxl

The Tank | 312 West 36th Street, NYC


 

September 7, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Circle of Sisters Expo
Saturday, September 7th 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Jacob Javits Convention Center


The annual Circle of Sisters Expo returns to the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the day concludes at 10:00 p.m. The signature event is a must-attend destination featuring celebrities, musical performances, engaging seminars, empowering panels, and a curated marketplace.

Produced by NYC’s leading radio stations WBLS and WLIB, Circle of Sisters is the premier expo in the Tri-State celebrating and uniting Black Women and their families. This year’s lineup includes Grammy award-winning singer Maxwell, who will hit the main stage for a one-on-one conversation, and R&B singer Brian McKnight, who will headline the performance stage. The day will also include a star-studded POWER panel featuring the hit series’ cast members Naturi Naughton and Larenz Tate to discuss the ground-breaking show and what’s next for them. Also on the main stage will be a special recognition honoring The Exonerated 5: Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise in their journey to vindication as portrayed in Ava DuVernay's Netflix series When They See Us, The Central Park 5.

Circle of Sisters also features the 2019 Gospel Explosion hosted by WBLS’ Neicy Tribbett, Liz Black and Donnie McClurkin with featured performances by today’s leading gospel artists Hezekiah Walker, Anthony Brown, Jonathan Nelson and Yolanda Adams and more.

Tickets in advance - $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
To purchase tickets in advance, visit WBLS online.

Jacob Javits Convention Center | 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001

 


September 5, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Presents
Treasure
by Machine Dazzle
September 5-7, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Guggenheim

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle, made-to-measure for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of New York Fashion Week.

Distant dreams come full circle in this Works & Process commission of multidisciplinary artist, maximalist, and 2018 New York City Village Halloween Parade Grand Marshall Machine Dazzle. Undressing layers of his past to make sense of the present, Machine Dazzle will introduce new looks inspired by his original songs and stories written for Treasure. Machine Dazzle will be joined on stage by Music Director Viva DeConcini and musicians brought together especially for this collaboration.

Conceptualist-as-artist meets DIY meets "glitter rhymes with litter," Machine was a co-recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design and the winner of a 2017 Henry Hewes Design Award.

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

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | 1071 Fifth Avenue
New York



August 30, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
April 12 - September 8, 2019
The Jewish Museum

Featuring 14 artists and 18 musicians from 10 countries, this exhibition offers a deep and rich exploration of the beloved global icon through the lens of contemporary art.

Tickets

The Jewish Museum | 1105 Fifth Avenue | At 92nd


August 26 - 29th:

New York Cool Tip:

Ten Years of Stories - The Strangers Project
SPECIAL RECEPTION: Thursday, Aug 29th: 6:30PM-9:30PM
Open Monday August 26th - Sunday September 8th 1PM - 9PM Daily
Fountain House Gallery


This free story experience opens Monday, August 26th and will remain open through Sunday September 8th. 1PM-9PM daily.

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL RECEPTION: Thursday, Aug 29th: 6:30PM-9:30PM | Join founder Brandon Doman and the wonderful Strangers Project community for a night of stories, refreshments, and more! RSVP for the reception is appreciated.

Do you ever see a stranger and wonder...

“What’s it like being you?”

I’ve been asking that question for the past ten years and have received more than 50,000 hand-written, true, and anonymous answers. Whether about love or loss, joy or fear, what they all have in common is an honest voice of the human experience.

The Strangers Project returns to Fountain House Gallery with space to read and explore hundreds of anonymous, handwritten stories—and maybe even share your own.

Website: http://strangersproject.com
Instagram: @StrangersProj
Facebook: The Strangers Project
Twitter: @StrangersProj

Fountain House Gallery | 702 9th Avenue


August 23, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

City Parks Foundation Presents:
27th Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
August 21 - 25, 2019

Various Locations See Below

City Parks Foundation's SummerStage is proud to announce the 27th Anniversary celebration of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. In the world of modern music, few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker, celebrated as a bebop pioneer and for bringing jazz into the modern era.

A full schedule of Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Performances and Partner Events are listed below. For more information, please visit https://cityparksfoundation.org/charlieparker.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Performances

Friday, August 23th

What: Harlem 100: Mwenso And The Shakes / Brianna Thomas / Vuyo Sotashe / Special Guest Fred Wesley / Jazzmobile Presents: Winard Harper & Jeli Posse
When: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Marcus Garvey Park - 18 Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027
About: In honor of the Harlem 100 anniversary, Michael Mwenso and the National Jazz Museum will unveil a new piece paying tribute to this milestone. This all-star cast of modern jazz musicians will include Mwenso and the Shakes, a multicultural NewYork jazz group. Also joining the showcase are modern jazz singer Brianna Thomas, who performs ballad standards, cabaret, Scat, and the blues, young South African jazz vocalist Vuyo Sotashe; and special guest funk and jazz trombonist Fred Wesley, who worked with James Brown and the Parliament Funkadelic. The night will be supported by drummer Winard Harper and his group Jeli Posse, who are presented by Jazzmobile.

Saturday, August 24

What: Dee Dee Bridgewater / Ravi Coltrane / Quiana Lynell / Reclamation: Camille Thurman, Nikara Warren And Brandee Younger
When: 3:00PM - 7:00PM
Where: Marcus Garvey Park - 18 Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027
About: American jazz saxophonist and Grammy nominee Ravi Coltrane, the son of jazz pianist
Alice Coltrane and saxophonist John Coltrane, joins a cadre of powerful and talented women on this jazz-centric bill headlined by the three-time Grammy Award winning songwriter and jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater. Also on the bill is Quiana Lynell, the winner of the 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, and "Reclamation" a new commission honoring Charlie Parker, featuring Queens native and award winning composer, vocalist and saxophonist Camille Thurman; Nikara Warren, a Brooklyn-born vibraphonist; and modern harpist Brandee Younger.

Sunday, August 25

What: Carl Allen's Art Blakey Tribute / George Coleman Trio / Fred Hersch / Lakecia Benjamin
When: 3:00PM -7:00PM
Where: Tompkins Square Park - E 10th St, New York, NY 10009
About: Carl Allen's jazz bonafides are indisputable-as a young drummer he earned a spot in Freddie Hubbard's band, and would go on to play with the saxophonists George Coleman and Phil Woods (among others), and serve as the Artistic Director of Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School. The quintet he brings to the Festival -featuring trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, saxophonist JD Allen, pianist Eric Reed, and bassist Peter Washington-pays tribute to legendary drummer Art Blakey. Allen is joined by saxophonist NEA Jazz Master, George Coleman, who has worked with MilesDavis and Herbie Hancock; multiple Grammy Award nominee pianist and first openly gay jazz musician Fred Hersch; and saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, who has played with Missy Elliot, Stevie Wonder and many others.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Partner Events

Wednesday, August 21

What: Native Soul Tribute To Clark Terry & Screening: "Keep On Keepin' On" - In Association With The Jazz Foundation Of America
When: 6:00PM Concert, 7:45PM Screening
Where:Hansborough Recreation Center Rooftop - 35 W. 134th Street, Manhattan
About: Saxophonist Peter Brainin, pianist Noah Haidu, bassist Marcus McLaurine, and drummer Steve Johns present a special tribute to swing and bebop trumpeter Clark Terry.
"Keep on Keepin' On" (2014)
In this film directed by Alan Hicks, Terry mentors blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as he prepares to compete in an international competition. The film features Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Justin Kauflin, and Arturo Sandoval.
Note: Free with RSVP to charlierparker@cityparksfoundation.org

What: Jazz In The Garden: Michael Marcus - In Association With The Jazz Foundation Of America and Ariana's List
When: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Where: 6BC Botanical Garden - 622 East 6th Street (bwn B & C), Manhattan
About: Michael Marcus is a jazz clarinetist/multi-woodwind player, composer and arranger. Since releasing his debut recording, he has appeared on more than 35 records and composed over 125 original/recorded compositions.

Thursday, August 22

What: Unpacking Jazz and Gender Justice with Terri Lynne Carrington and Aja Burrell Wood
When: 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Where: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem - 58 W. 129th Street, Manhattan
About: What would jazz sound like in a culture without patriarchy? Join jazz drummer, composer and singer Terri Lyne Carrington with special guests for a discussion on jazz, equity, and justice as transformation. This panel is presented by the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice and moderated by managing director, Aja Burrell Wood.
Note: Free with RSVP to charlierparker@cityparksfoundation.org

What: An Evening At Langston's: Celebrating The Centennial Anniversary Of The Harlem Renaissance with Candice Hoyes
When: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: The Langston Hughes House - 20 E. 127th Street (btw Madison & Fifth Ave.), Manhattan
About: A class celebrating the Harlem Renaissance with Ryan Maloney of the National Jazz Museum and a performance by vocalist Candice Hoyes and multi-instrumentalist Joel Ross.
Note: Free with RSVP to events@itooarts.com

What: Screening: "The Ballad Of Fred Hersch" and Q&A with Directors Charlotte Lagarde and Carrie Lozano
When: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Maysles Documentary Center - 343 Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.), Manhattan
About: An intimate portrait of one of today's foremost jazz pianists. With more than 30 albums and 12 Grammy nominations under his belt, Hersch is internationally revered in jazz circles as a master improviser. He was the first jazz musician to come out as gay and HIV-positive in the early 1990s. Film followed by a Q&A with Directors Charlotte Lagarde and Carrie Lozano.
Note: Free with RSVP to charlierparker@cityparksfoundation.org

Friday, August 23

What: Jazz In The Garden: René Mclean - In Association With The Jazz Foundation Of America And Ariana's List
When: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Where: Harlem Rose Garden - 6 E. 129th Street, Manhattan
About: New Yorker René McLean is a world renowned saxophonist, composer, band leader, educator and producer. He began his musical training at the age of 9 under the guidance of his father Jackie McLean, and started leading his own bands at the age of 16. He has performed and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Tito Puente, Horace Silver, Hugh Masekela, Yusef Lateef and others.

2019 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Performance Schedule

Day Date Time Artist Park Boro Genre
Friday 8/23/19 7:00 PM Harlem 100: Mwenso & the Shakes / Brianna Thomas / Vuyo Sotashe / Fred Wesley/ Jazzmobile presents: Winard Harper & Jeli Posse Marcus Garvey Park MN Music
Saturday 8/24/19 3:00 PM Dee Dee Bridgewater / Ravi Coltrane / Quiana Lynell / Reclamation: Camille Thurman, Nikara Warren and Brandee Younger in association with the Jazz Gallery and the Joyce and George Wein Foundation Marcus Garvey Park MN Music
Sunday 8/25/19 3:00 PM Carl Allen's Art Blakey Tribute / George Coleman Trio / Fred Hersch / Lakecia Benjamin Tompkins Square Park MN Music

For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, follow SummerStage via the social media handles below and visit www.SummerStage.org for all festival information.

SummerStage Social Media
Twitter: @SummerStage
Facebook: SummerStage NYC
Instagram: @SummerStage
Snapchat: summerstagenyc
Official Hashtag: #SummerStage

 


 

August 22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Strings Under the Stars
Thursday, August 22nd, 6 PM
Pelham Bay Park

Bronx Arts Ensemble’s string quartet presents a program of music by all Francophone composers. Centering around Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, the program will also feature the guitar music of Haitian composer Frantz Casséus and the string music of Germaine Tailleferre, member of the infamous French composers’ collective Les Six.

Tickets are free!
For more information, please visit https://bronxartsensemble.org/event/stringsunderthestars/


Pelham Bay Park | Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave, Bronx, NY 10465


 

August 19, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

K.I.S.S. THEATRICALS TO PRESENT
WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP
AT THE RAVE THEATER FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 17 at 8:45 pm
Sunday, August 18 at 8:30 pm
Monday, August 19 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 24 at 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 25 at 2:00 pm
AUGUST 17-25, 2019
TEATRO SEA
CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER

K.I.S.S. THEATRICALS is pleased to announce the East Coast premiere of WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP, as part of the RAVE THEATER FESTIVAL. This one-woman musical with book, music and lyric by JANET COLE VALDEZ and DEEDEE O'MALLEY, music by BETTIE ROSS and directed by HOLLY FRIEDMAN revolves around the zany adventures of an actress who risks it all for the role of a lifetime.

WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP takes us on a wild ride with New York actress Rita Donatella, in her quest to land the role of a lifetime in a Johnny Depp film. Constantly reinventing herself to be more perfect for the role, she courageously navigates the rough waters of the Big Apple with humor and chutzpah.

Past productions of WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP at TUTS Underground in Houston and at the Whitefire Theatre in North Hollywood in 2016 received rave reviews. Stage Raw named it one of the Top Ten Stage Shows in L.A.

RAVE THEATER FESTIVAL will be held this summer from August 9-25, 2019 at the Clemente Solo Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk Street) on the Lower East Side. The festival is helmed by Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ken Davenport, who will serve as artistic director.

For its inaugural year, Rave Theater Festival has selected a diverse roster of 20 plays, musicals, family-friendly shows, and cross-disciplinary projects. To learn more about Rave Theater Festival visit RaveTheaterFestival.com.

Tickets are $25.00 for regular seats and $35.00 for premium seats (guarantees a seat in the best section of the theater) and can be purchased online at http://ravetheaterfestival.com/tickets-and-passes/ or by calling (866) 811-4111.


TEATRO SEA | CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER
107 SUFFOLK STREET, MANHATTAN



August 16, 2019

New York Cool Tips:

Rooftop Films
DESOLATION CENTER
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: 
Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A
10:45 PM: After-Party
GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY


The untold story of anarchic punk-rock desert happenings that sent reverberations through our culture.

Desolation Center is the untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California, recognized as the inspirations for Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Coachella, paving the way for these collective experiences that have become a crucial part of alternative culture in the 21st century. 

BUY TICKETS


GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY | 500 25th Street | Brooklyn



Rooftop Films
PREMATURE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
7:30 PM: Doors Open
8:00 PM: Live Music
8:30 PM: Film Begins
10:00 PM: Q&A
NEW DESIGN HIGH SCHOOL

An unexpected love affair forces young aspiring-poet Ayanna to make hard decisions in this Harlem-set summer romance.

BUY TICKETS

NEW DESIGN HIGH SCHOOL | 350 Grand Street



August 14, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Battery Dance Presents
The 38th Annual
Battery Dance Festival
In association with Battery Park City Authority
August 11-17, 2019
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City &
The Schimmel Center at Pace University

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 38 Annual Battery Dance Festival with free performances from August 11-16, 2019 from 7 - 9 pm against the backdrop of New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing performance on August 17, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University.

This year's featured artists include a curated selection of local dance companies as well as dancers from Austria, Argentina, Ghana, France, India, Lithuania, Netherlands, and Paraguay.

Battery Dance Festival Lineup 2019
Ashlé Dawson-Breaking Conformity Productions
Ballet Boy Productions
Battery Dance
B-E - Lithuania
Buglisi Dance Theatre
Emma Evelien Dance - Netherlands
Escuela de Danza IMA - Paraguay
Jon Ole Olstad
Keerati Jinakunwiphat // DIVE
Konverjdans
Laboration Art Company - France
Leah Barsky and Cristian Correa - Argentina
Mari Meade Dance Collective / MMDC
Mathetha Dance
Music from the Sole
SEAD's Bodhi Project - Austria
Socharart Ensemble- Ghana
Vanaver Caravan
Water Street Dance Milwaukee
YYDC

Tickets for the closing performance are $10.00; or $65 including after-reception. For more information, visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/. Tickets for August 17 will be available beginning 7/6.

Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City &
The Schimmel Center at Pace University



August 12, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Native Soul
August 12th, 6:00 PM
Vinmont Veteran Park

Native Soul is a band that brings together the separate-but-equal talents of four very talented artists. The main constant, however, is the musicianship. Their sound is so well melded that the four players suggest the wealth of tone and sound produced by the Big Bands. But they go a step beyond big sound and instead turn into a quartet where it is impossible to single out a lead player.

Tickets are free. For more information, visit: https://bronxartsensemble.org/event/nativesoul-2/.

Vinmont Veteran Park | 5410 Mosholu Ave, Bronx, NY 10471 | Bronx, NY 10471


August 11, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Battery Dance Presents
The 38th Annual
Battery Dance Festival
In association with Battery Park City Authority
August 11-17, 2019
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City &
The Schimmel Center at Pace University

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 38 Annual Battery Dance Festival with free performances from August 11-16, 2019 from 7 - 9 pm against the backdrop of New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing performance on August 17, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University.

This year's featured artists include a curated selection of local dance companies as well as dancers from Austria, Argentina, Ghana, France, India, Lithuania, Netherlands, and Paraguay.

Battery Dance Festival Lineup 2019
Ashlé Dawson-Breaking Conformity Productions
Ballet Boy Productions
Battery Dance
B-E - Lithuania
Buglisi Dance Theatre
Emma Evelien Dance - Netherlands
Escuela de Danza IMA - Paraguay
Jon Ole Olstad
Keerati Jinakunwiphat // DIVE
Konverjdans
Laboration Art Company - France
Leah Barsky and Cristian Correa - Argentina
Mari Meade Dance Collective / MMDC
Mathetha Dance
Music from the Sole
SEAD's Bodhi Project - Austria
Socharart Ensemble- Ghana
Vanaver Caravan
Water Street Dance Milwaukee
YYDC

Tickets for the closing performance are $10.00; or $65 including after-reception. For more information, visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/. Tickets for August 17 will be available beginning 7/6.

Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City &
The Schimmel Center at Pace University



 

August 10, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
DESOLATION CENTER
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: 
Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A
10:45 PM: After-Party
GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

The untold story of anarchic punk-rock desert happenings that sent reverberations through our culture.

Desolation Center is the untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California, recognized as the inspirations for Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Coachella, paving the way for these collective experiences that have become a crucial part of alternative culture in the 21st century. 

BUY TICKETS


GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY | 500 25th Street | Brooklyn



August 9, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Under Siege (U.S. Premiere)
Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm
David H. Koch Theater

Yang Liping Contemporary Dance
Yang Liping, chief choreographer and director
Tim Yip, visual director/set and costume design

In this U.S. premiere from China's Yang Liping Contemporary Dance, the astonishing Under Siege portrays the climactic battle between the Chu and Han armies in 202 B.C., an epic struggle that changed the course of Chinese history. Celebrated choreographer Yang Liping employs martial arts, contemporary and Chinese folk dance, gymnastics, and hip-hop to stage her version of the age-old story of love, war, passion, and betrayal that has been passed down through generations. Tim Yip (Oscar winner for his production design of the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates an intensely beautiful visual landscape and costumes that complement Yang Liping's melding of ancient traditions with modern sensibilities.

Pre-performance lecture by Renqiu Yu on Thursday, August 8, at 6:15 pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Major endowment support for contemporary dance and theater is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Endowment support for the Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of Under Siege is provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.

The Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of Under Siege is made possible in part by the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

Tickets

David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center

 


August 8, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
DESOLATION CENTER
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: 
Live Music
9:00 PMFilm Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A
10:45 PM: After-Party
GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

The untold story of anarchic punk-rock desert happenings that sent reverberations through our culture.

Desolation Center is the untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California, recognized as the inspirations for Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Coachella, paving the way for these collective experiences that have become a crucial part of alternative culture in the 21st century. 

BUY TICKETS


GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY | 500 25th Street | Brooklyn

 


 

August 7, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Symphony Space Film Listing
Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt
August 7, 2019 at 1pm


$18 and up; $14 and up Member; $16 and up Senior
www.symphonyspace.org


Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre | 2537 Broadway & 95th Street



August 6, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Lincoln Center Announces 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival
July 10-August 10
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Annual Mostly Mozart Festival Features
Internationally Acclaimed Staged Productions
Plus Premieres, Concert Performances, and
Extraordinary Artists from Multiple Disciplines. 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival, running from July 10 through August 10, 2019. Harnessing Mozart’s innovative spirit as its inspiration, the 2019 festival builds upon the expanded scope established last summer with groundbreaking, international multidisciplinary productions, acclaimed artists of all genres, introductions to emerging creative voices, commissions and premieres, and the presentation of new work and ideas. American Express is the lead sponsor of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Tickets for Friends of Mostly Mozart go on sale April 2, 2019 and to the general public beginning April 15, 2019. To become a Friend of Lincoln Center, visit support.lincolncenter.org Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


 

August 5, 2019

New York Cool Tip:


Georgia Weber and The Sleeved Hearts Single Release Show
Monday, August 5th, 2019 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. EST
Nublu 151

Join experimental jazz trio, Georgia Weber and The Sleeved Hearts, for an evening of jazz with a modern twist at Nublu 151! Australian double bass player, singer, composer and bandleader Georgia Weber, and her trio, The Sleeved Hearts, will introduce you to a new musical experience, combining influences of traditional jazz with pop-punk and indie rock sounds, including their latest single "Parachute" and other songs from their new album, Keeping it Real, set to release on Oct. 4th!
For more info: http://www.georgiawebermusic.com/

Tickets

Price: $15.00 Presale
$20.00 At the Door


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgiaweberbass
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2402231009843267/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/georgiaweberbass/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/georgiaweberbas


Nublu 151 | 151 Avenue C
New York, New York, 10009
Nearest Subways: Essex St. M J Z, 1 Av L, 2nd Ave F, Delancey St. F
Venue Website: http://nublu.net/


 

August 3, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Queer as German Folk
Exhibition Closing Party
August 3, 5-8pm
Goethe-Institut New York

Join us for the closing party of Queer as German Folk, an exhibition honoring 50 years of activist exchange between North American & German queer communities! Hosted by legendary drag queen Linda Simpson, the evening will feature a raffle and queer trivia! Prizes include a free language course, tickets to an upcoming queer theatrical production at St. Ann’s Warehouse, the beloved t-shirts from our exhibition, and more!

The closing party is free and open to the public.

About the exhibition:

Curated by Birgit Bosold and Carina Klugbauer of the Schwules Museum, the core of the exhibition includes 100 items that capture moments in queer movements that caused shockwaves both big and small, from early leather meeting places in Kreuzberg to the feminist scene in East Germany; from the legendary Tuntenstreit of leftist gays to the so-called Witch Trial of Itzehoe; from the founding of the Network of Black Women in Germany to today's trans demonstrations. The exhibition includes clips of queer activists describing their "Stonewall Moments", highlighting both the relevance of queer history and the urgency of today's struggle.

About Linda Simpson:

Since the late 1980s, Linda Simpson has been one of New York's most multi-faceted drag queens. Her career includes promoting and hosting dozens of parties at NYC clubs and bars; publishing the underground "revolutionary gay magazine" My Comrade; hosting the groundbreaking nationally broadcast cable TV show Party Talk; writing, producing and starring in four plays (at P.S. 122, La Mama and the Laurie Beechman). Over the past several years, her wildly popular bingos have entertained throngs of players. One of Linda's most acclaimed projects is The Drag Explosion, featuring her photos of New York's momentous drag scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The multi-media undertaking includes a website (TheDragExplosion.com) and a slideshow that she has presented in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Copenhagen.

Goethe-Institut New York | 30 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003



August 2, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Liza with a “Z” and Caleb Teicher & Company
Fosse’s “Sing, Sing, Sing” by LaGuardia High School Students
Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:20pm
Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Lincoln Center Out of Doors’ rare screening of the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning Liza with a “Z”, the filmed one-woman, one-night-only performance by Liza Minelli on Broadway in 1972.

The film will be accompanied by a performance by Caleb Teicher—Bessie Award-winning choreographer fluent in jazz, tap, and swing—and his ensemble.

An evening celebrating Fosse’s legacy is rounded out by students from LaGuardia High School performing “Sing, Sing, Sing” with the original choreography from Fosse’s DANCIN’.

Link: http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors/show/liza-with-a-z-caleb-teicher-and-company-and-the-verdon-fosse-legacy
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/2Ff9qCPeqs7LQJ2t5


Lincoln Center Out of Doors


 

August 1, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Blak Whyte Gray
Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

Boy Blue
Michael "Mikey J" Asante, creative direction and music
Kenrick "H2O" Sandy, choreography
Lee Curran, lighting design
Ryan Dawson Laight, costume design

Olivier Award-winning East London company Boy Blue returns to Lincoln Center with its electrifying dance-theater workBlak Whyte Gray following last fall's critically acclaimed, sold out White Light Festival performances of the U.S. premiere. Driven by founders Michael "Mikey J" Asante and Kenrick "H2O" Sandy, Boy Blue creates virtuosic performances rooted in hip-hop music and dance. For Blak Whyte Gray, the company's first full-length abstract piece, a charged electronic score, bold staging, and powerful imagery call forth a deeply-rooted cultural awakening on themes of oppression, identity, and transcendence. Among other honors, Blak Whyte Gray was nominated for Best Modern Choreography in the 2017 Critics' Circle National Dance Awards.

There will be a post-performance talk with Kenrick "H2O" Sandy on Friday, August 2.

Tickets

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College | 524 West 59th Street
(Between 10th and 11th Avenues)


July 29, 2019

New York Cool Tip

Gregory Harrington and Friends @ The Irish Repertory Theatre
Monday, July 29th, 2019 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Irish Repertory Theatre


Join internationally acclaimed NYC violinist, Gregory Harrington and friends, for an evening of both classic and modern music at the Irish Repertory Theatre! Joined by two highly-acclaimed cellists, Eleanor Norton and Zsaz Rutkowski, and with Brandon Lewis on drums, Harrington will take you on a musical journey from Bach to Bocelli, from Coltrane to Cohen and many other musical styles in between. Don't miss this highly entertaining evening!

Price: $25.00

Website: https://gregoryharrington.com/

Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10433115

More Info: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10433115

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harringtonviolin/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harringtonviolin/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/harringtonmusic

Irish Repertory Theatre | 132 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
Nearest Subways: 23rd St F & M, 23rd St. 1, or the 23rd St. C, E

 




July 28, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Las Caras Lindas de Mi Gente Negra
Sunday, July 28, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Join us and Lincoln Center Out of Doors for Las Caras Lindas de Mi Gente Negra! The evening focuses on the legacy of African influences on Puerto Rico’s rich musical history. Featuring performances by Moncho Rivera, Cita Rodriguez y Su Banda, Carlito Padron y Su Banda, and the Bombazo Dance Company, this evening honors Puerto Rican musical icons Tite Curet Alonso, Ismael Rivera, and Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez for highlighting the cultural contributions and struggles of African descendants worldwide.

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

First Come First Serve | Free

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


July 26, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Lincoln Center Announces 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival
July 10-August 10
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Annual Mostly Mozart Festival Features
Internationally Acclaimed Staged Productions
Plus Premieres, Concert Performances, and
Extraordinary Artists from Multiple Disciplines. 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival, running from July 10 through August 10, 2019. Harnessing Mozart’s innovative spirit as its inspiration, the 2019 festival builds upon the expanded scope established last summer with groundbreaking, international multidisciplinary productions, acclaimed artists of all genres, introductions to emerging creative voices, commissions and premieres, and the presentation of new work and ideas. American Express is the lead sponsor of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Tickets for Friends of Mostly Mozart go on sale April 2, 2019 and to the general public beginning April 15, 2019. To become a Friend of Lincoln Center, visit support.lincolncenter.org Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

 


 

July 25, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
April 12 - September 8, 2019
The Jewish Museum

Featuring 14 artists and 18 musicians from 10 countries, this exhibition offers a deep and rich exploration of the beloved global icon through the lens of contemporary art.

Tickets

The Jewish Museum | 1105 Fifth Avenue | At 92nd


July 24, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Soul at the Center
Legacy: Lalah Hathaway Sings Donny Hathaway
The Illustrious Blacks, Baby Rose, The Last Poets and more
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:00pm
Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Soul at the Center makes a momentous return to Lincoln Center to kick off this summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors on July 24, celebrating the legacy of Ellis Haizlip. The subject of the 2018 documentary Mr. SOUL!, Haizlip coproduced the original Soul at the Center, which featured legendary artists like Nina Simone, Ike and Tina Turner, Labelle, Sister Rosetta Tharp and Donny Hathaway—serving as the first extended presentation of Black art and culture by Lincoln Center.

Five-time Grammy Award-winning artist Lalah Hathaway will perform in tribute to her father, Donny Hathaway, for the very first time. The program also features queer Afrofuturist pop duo The Illustrious Blacks, poetic R&B singer Baby Rose and hip-hop forefathers The Last Poets (with more to be announced). Ancillary activities will include hair braiding and the Black History Mobile Museum to celebrate and pay tribute to Haizlip’s mission of sharing Black arts and culture across New York City.


Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Link: http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors/show/soul-at-the-center
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/2Ff9qCPeqs7LQJ2t5


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Kinesis Project dance theatre
Presents
Revealing Dances Open Rehearsal
An invitation into the creative dance process
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30pm
Riverside Park South

As part of Kinesis Project Dance's Revealing Dances series, audience members are invited to take part in the creation of a new work, Breathing with Strangers, in Riverside Park South. The Revealing Dances Open Rehearsal will begin at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 24. Guests are welcome to join the company at Engine Park in Riverside South, entrance at 12 Avenue, Riverside Boulevard between W. 59th Street and W. 72nd Street, NYC.

Revealing Dances is an ongoing open rehearsal and facilitated conversation series invented by Melissa Riker (Kinesis Project dance theatre) and Jeremy Williams (Convergences Theatre Collective) as a way to welcome audiences deeper into the live arts creation process. The open rehearsal will take place in two parts: First, a public rehearsal by the company invites audiences into the process of how a collaborative, site-specific dance is made. Second, the company opens up the floor to the audience, to give feedback and reactions as well as ask questions, through a facilitated conversation.

Due to the nature of our work, audiences should expect to move throughout the rehearsal.

To learn more about the Open Rehearsal series and the company, visit https://kinesisproject.squarespace.com/

This event is free and open to the public.

Engine Park in Riverside South | Entrance at 12 Avenue, Riverside Boulevard Between W. 59th Street and W. 72nd Street, NYC.



Another New York Cool Tip:

Dante Mazzetti Hotel Vol. 1 Release Show at Carroll Place
Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 9:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. EST
Carroll Place

Singer-songwriter, Dante Mazzetti is pleased to perform his new EP Hotel Vol. 1 at Carroll Place. Come and see why The Independent calls Mazzetti a “multi-talented musician.”

Price: FREE

Event Link

More Info: https://dantemazzetti.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DantesMusicPage
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/627201837781307/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dantemazzetti/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dante_mazzetti

Carroll Place | 157 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012


July 22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Madison Cunningham
July 22 7-9PM
The Standard in East Village

Rising guitarist Madison Cunningham will be playing The Standard in East Village on July 22.

The show is part of the Annie O Music Series Presents "Standard Sounds".

The 22-year-old is gearing up to release her new LP, Who Are You Now, on August 16 via Verve Forecast. The latest track "Something To Believe In"
from the new record is out now. LISTEN/SHARE: https://verveforecast.lnk.to/SomethingToBelieveIn

Reservations

The Standard in East Village | 25 Cooper Square


July 21, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! Free Outdoor Concert Series Presents Jumaane Smith
July 21st. 8PM-10PM
On Stage at Kingsborough

Experience the excitement of acclaimed trumpeter and vocalist Jumaane Smith, as he performs “LOUIS! LOUIS! LOUIS!” The performance is a celebration of the origins of jump blues and jazz, with thrilling renditions of timeless classics from Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, and Louis Jordan, along with original music composed especially for this show. A talented trumpeter and vocalist, Jumaane Smith has toured the world with Michael Bublé, performed on the Grammys with Stevie Wonder, and collaborated with Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, and Herbie Hancock. He is a featured performer on five Grammy Winning albums.

All concerts take place at Kingsborough’s Lighthouse Bandshell, on the campus of Kingsborough Community College. Admission and parking is free and open to the public. Kingsborough’s gates open at 7:00 p.m. and the concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. A limited number of seats are available, but all are welcome to bring blankets and folding chairs for our lawn. For more information visit http://www.onstageatkingsborough.org .

On Stage at Kingsborough | 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11235


 

July 19, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe 019 Short Play and Monologue Festival
July 19-21 and 26-28, 2019
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe will present the world premieres of 20 original short plays and monologues in a six-day festival at 236 East 3rd Street in Manhattan.

The Festival will highlight innovative new works from emerging and established dramatists; featured plays and monologues will address themes of immigration, sexual violence, cultural identity and freedom of expression. Audiences will choose the festival's top three plays, which will each receive encore performances in Fall 2019. The Festival runs from July 19-21 and July 26-28.

Program A: (tickets at http://bit.ly/progam-a)

Program B: (tickets at http://bit.ly/program-b)

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s 2019 Short Play and Monologue Festival runs July 19-21 and 26-28, 2019. Each selected work will be performed at least five times during the festival. Playwrights, directors and actors will also participate in post-show discussions and talk-back sessions. The festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

General Admission (1 ticket to either Program A or B): $10 in advance; $15 at the door; $8 for students with valid ID

Two-Show Ticket Package: $15 advance; $20 at the door

Combination Tickets (includes admission to July 27th Festival performances and Helena D. Lewis’s “Call Me Crazy”): $30

TO PURCHASE TICKETS: visit www.nuyorican.org

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe | 236 East 3rd Street
Between Avenues B and C in Manhattan
Sort walk from the 2nd Avenue Station of the F train and the Essex/Delancey Station of the J/M/Z trains. For more detailed directions or other information about the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, visit www.nuyorican.org or call 212-780-9386.

 


 

July 18, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
THE GREAT HACK
Thursday, July 18th, 2019
8:00 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A
11:00 PM: After-Party
Industry City

Industry City | 51 35th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232

 


 

July 16, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Bravado Magenta: Film Screening W/ Bocafloja | Coloniality & Patriarchy Exposé
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Free
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

On Tuesday, July 16, CCCADI will be hosting a screening of Bravado Magenta, a performative documentary directed by interdisciplinary artist, musician, and filmmaker Bocafloja. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker.

About the film:
Bravado Magenta is an exposé on the intersection of coloniality and patriarchy. This performative documentary critically analyzes racialized masculinities through self-cartography and storytelling. Written and Directed by multidisciplinary artist and scholar Bocafloja (Nana Dijo, 2016, Dir.), Cinematographed by Cambiowashere and Juan L. Azpiri, Bravado Magenta engages in a relevant discussion on gender, sexuality and global south studies. With testimonials from Devyn Springer, Zoé Samudzi, Fabián Villegas, Njoki wa Ngugi, Rodolfo Rensoli, Zahira Kelly amongst others, Bravado Magenta manifests itself as a deep journey into corpo-politics. Visual poetry, non-linear narratives and provocative film aesthetics illustrate the constitution of Bravado Magenta as a theatrical exercise of self-representation, challenging traditional schemes of documentary filmmaking.

Free RSVP HERE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bravado-magentafilm-screening-wbocafloja-coloniality-patriarchy-expose-tickets-64384119635

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


July 15, 2019

New York Cool Tip:


Lincoln Center Announces 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival
July 10–August 10
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Annual Mostly Mozart Festival Features
Internationally Acclaimed Staged Productions
Plus Premieres, Concert Performances, and
Extraordinary Artists from Multiple Disciplines. 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival, running from July 10 through August 10, 2019. Harnessing Mozart’s innovative spirit as its inspiration, the 2019 festival builds upon the expanded scope established last summer with groundbreaking, international multidisciplinary productions, acclaimed artists of all genres, introductions to emerging creative voices, commissions and premieres, and the presentation of new work and ideas. American Express is the lead sponsor of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Tickets for Friends of Mostly Mozart go on sale April 2, 2019 and to the general public beginning April 15, 2019. To become a Friend of Lincoln Center, visit support.lincolncenter.org Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


July 14, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

FIAF's Bastille Day Celebration
Sunday, July 14 12-5pm
60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue, NYC
& FIAF: 22 East 60th Street

Celebrate Bastille Day at New York’s liveliest summer fête!

Join us for a festive afternoon of French food, drink, culture, and entertainment on 60th Street, Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue. Abounding with French cuisine, wine, Champagne, cocktails, music, dance, and activities for children and families.

Highlights include:
- Champagne, Cocktail, & Jazz Party
- Summer in Provence Tasting
- Live performances by Hungry March Band, jazz singer Chloé Perrier, French bal musette band Les P'tites Ouvreuses, & more
- The French Garden: A Showcase of Premium French Brands including French Wink, Ladurée, & Saint James
- Kids’ Corner with French-themed drawing, reading, & writing activities
- Prize Drawing with more than 30 lots, including a trip to Cannes
- Film Screening

Presenting sponsors of Bastille Day on 60th Street are CRT Côte D’Azur France and Cannes.

Lead sponsorship for Bastille Day on 60th Street is provided by Air France and Delta Air Lines, the official airlines of FIAF.

Bastille Day is made possible with the generous support of Président, Perrier, Ricard, and TV5Monde/Sling Television.

Special thanks to our media partners France-Amérique and French Morning.

The street fête is free and open to all.
The tastings and film screening require tickets.

For more information and tickets, log onto https://fiaf.org/event/2019-07-14-bastille-day/

60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue, NYC
& FIAF: 22 East 60th Street
New York, NY | 10022 United States




July 13, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
MICKEY AND THE BEAR
8:00 PM: Doors Open |
8:30 PM: Live Music from Yohuna | 9:00 PM: Film Begins | 10:30 PM: Q&A | 11:00 PM: After-Party
SATURDAY, JULY 13
INDUSTRY CITY

Faced with the responsibility to take care of her opioid-addicted veteran father, headstrong teen Mickey Peck does what she can to keep her household afloat. When she receives the opportunity to leave her home for good, she must make the impossible decision between familial obligation and personal fulfillment.

BUY TICKETS

INDUSTRY CITY | 51 35th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232



Another New York Cool Tip:

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
Presents
GREEN AFTERNOON VII
A Garden Dance Performance and Cocktail Reception
at the Home of Architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel
East Hampton, NY
Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 5pm
230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents Green Afternoon VII, an annual afternoon innovative presentation of wine, modern dance, and delicious food in the home and gardens of Architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel featuring an excerpt of their recent World Premiere,Crossroads. The performances begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and movement installations in the gardens and outdoor sitting rooms throughout the property. Performers dance in tree houses, on and around sculptures, the swimming pool, the wooded path, and more. The audience will then have the opportunity to see the company's latest NYC World Premiere, Crossroads, on the Great Lawn. Crossroads premieres at New York Live Arts June 20-22, 2019.

Crossroads is an evening-length work that explores forging into unchartered waters and the ensuing and tumultuous process of self-discovery. The choreography lingers in these moments at the crossroads, choosing one path or another, and how these moments steer the course of our lives.

Green Afternoon VII takes place at 230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937. Tickets are start at $125 and can be purchased at: https://amandaselwyndance.org/green-afternoon-vii-tickets/.

To get to the performance site from the center of East Hampton, take Montauk Highway/Route 27 to first traffic light past windmill. Turn left onto Accabonac Highway. Drive 4 miles to stop sign at forked intersection. Cross main road and turn right onto north-most fork, Old Stone Highway. Drive 0.25 mile to #230 (mailbox on tree). Please park on main road and walk up drive to first house on right.

230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937



July 12, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Film at Lincoln Center
IN THIS LIFE
DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL
Friday, July 12, 2019 at 8:45pm
Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center

Tony Award Nominee Robbie Fairchild stars,
working as co-writer and co-producer with director Bat-Sheva Guez.
Collaboratively choreographed by Fairchild alongside
James Alsop, Warren Craft, Andrea Miller, and Christopher Wheeldon.

TRAILER:
https://batshevaguez.com/project/in-this-life/

In five acts, In This Life explores the language of loss, conveying the complexity of grief in the often-wordless way it impacts our lives. The film is a leap of faith for former New York City Ballet principal and Broadway star Robbie Fairchild as he embarks on an ambitious collaboration with the director, choreographers, and dancers. Sharing the roles of writer and producer with Bat-Sheva Guez, Fairchild imbues this odyssey with the very personal experience of one man going through this rite of passage, which is as universal as it is unique.

Bat-Sheva Guez's short film In This Life will make its NY premiere at Dance on Camera Festival on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 8:45pm. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association, the short will screen at the Walter Reade Theater as part of the 47th edition of the Dance on Camera Festival.

In This Life is also scheduled to screen as part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, which runs August 6-11, 2019.


For more information on In This Life, please find on Instagram and Twitter at #InThisLifeFilm and the Facebook link below:
https://www.facebook.com/AdventurePantsFilm

Tickets are $15 and will be available on June 21 at www.filmlinc.org/films.

Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center



July 6, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN CONTINUES ITS CELEBRATION OF PUNK GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ITS DIY SPIRIT THIS SUMMER
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986
On view through August 18, 2019
Museum of Arts and Design


In conjunction with its major exhibition Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) offers a full slate of summer programming that celebrates the visual language of punk and its influence on cinema, fashion, and more. From the Global Punk Film Series to programs with several of punk's most iconic figures to special artist events with Dr. Martens to the color and noise of the galleries, the DIY spirit of punk rock will fill the Museum.
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die explores the punk and post-punk movements through the lens of graphic design. On view through August 18, 2019, the exhibition features more than four hundred of punk's most memorable graphics, including flyers, posters, album covers, promotions, zines, and other ephemera.


MAD's Global Punk Film Series runs through July 11, 2019, and showcases films centered on punk's influence around the globe. When punk first exploded on the scene in London and New York, its seismic shocks galvanized youth movements worldwide for rebellion and social change. Like the bands that inspired them, these films upend genre formulas in the service of satire, protest, and a possible better world.

Upcoming Global Punk Film Series screenings include: Young Soul Rebels (1999, United Kingdom)on May 23, 2019; Bikutsi Water Blues, (1988, Cameroon) on June 1, 2019, followed by an interview and Q & A with director Jean-Marie Teno facilitated by Richard Peña, Director Emeritus of the New York Film Festival; Arada (2018, Turkey) on June 6, 2019, a U.S. premier with director Mu Tunc; Kutya éji dala (The Dog's Night Song) (1983, Hungary); and Wild Zero (1999, Japan) on July 11, 2019.

The Global Punk Film Series was curated by Joseph Pomp, a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Harvard University.
Public panel discussions and events planned in conjunction with Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die also continue through the summer months. On May 30, 2019, legendary rock photographers Bob Gruen, David Godlis, Marcia Resnick and Paul Zone discuss documenting New York City's downtown punk scene with Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil, authors of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk. McCain and McNeil return on July 18, 2019, for a conversation with Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein and his friends about his groundbreaking career.


More information about summer programs and events at MAD and current exhibitions is available at madmuseum.org.

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10 am – 6 pm
Thu: 10 am – 9 pm
Closed Mon and major holidays


Buy Tickets Online

Museum of Arts and Design | Jerome and Simona Chazen Building
2 Columbus Circle, NYC
madmuseum.org



July 5, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

THEN SHE FELL
Off-Broadway Hit Celebrates 4000th Performance
Friday, July 5 at 7:30pm & 10:30pm
Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm & 10:30pm
Matinees on select Saturdays at 2pm.
The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns

Third Rail Projects' award-winning THEN SHE FELL, currently in its seventh year, will celebrate its 4,000th performance on July 5, 2019. This immersive theater event is inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland). THEN SHE FELL takes place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where the action plays out on 3 floors. Tickets are currently on sale through September 29, 2019.

THEN SHE FELL is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which only 15 audience members at a time explore a dreamlike world where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into lushly designed performance space. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an ‘Alice-like’ experience for audience members as they explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes; encounter performers one-on-one; unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history; use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets; and imbibe custom-designed elixirs.

Tickets are $95 - $200, available at www.thenshefell.com. Private events and buyouts 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 (347) 687-0203.

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

 


 

July 4, 2019

Happy Fourth of July and enjoy the New York City fireworks!

 


 

June 22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

NYC World Pride Benefit Screening of STONEWALL
June 22, 2019 at 7:30
Dixon Place

Research Foundation to Cure AIDS (RFTCA) will present a benefit screening of the 1995 film “Stonewall” as part of the weeklong World Pride celebration on June 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Dixon Place, 161A Chrsytie Street, New York, NY.

A panel discussion will follow, featuring film cast members Duane Boutté, Bruce MacVittie, Michael McElroy, and David Drumgold as well as international performance artist and writer Penny Arcade and Calogero Salvo, series producer/director of a four-part PBS program “Positive Life with HIV.” RFTCA President Kambiz Shekdar will moderate the discussion.

Limited edition “Stonewall” Stoli bottles issued by Stolichnaya Vodka Inc., a major RFTCA sponsor, will be available for signing by the film stars and the bottle label artist Lisa Maria Thalhammer. Complimentary “Stoli Cure Cocktail” will be served.

The film celebrates in drama and music the five-night June 1969 police riot and uprising at the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village, which is considered the spark that launched the LGBTQ civil rights movement.


Tickets: http://dixonplace.org/performances/stonewall/
Media Contact: Robert Kroll – Tel. (510) 772-7690 – Email: cure@RFTCA.org

Dixon Place | 161A Chrsytie Street, New York, NY.


June 20-22, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Queens Shakespeare in partnership with What Dreams May Co. Present
BARE
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7PM
Saturday Matinees at 2PM
June 20th – June 29TH
The TBG Mainstage Theater

Book and music by Damon Intrabartolo
Book and Lyrics by Jon Hartmere
Directed By: Christina Sheehan
Musical Director: Jonathan Matthews
Stage Manager: John Christian Sanders

“What happens when the music stops? In the silence will he stay…one day he’ll realize that these feelings aren’t going away.”

After another critically acclaimed season with productions of Henry VI parts I, II, and III and the smash hit Godspell Queens Shakespeare and What Dreams May Co. return to the stage for presentations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and BARE (Book and Music: Damon Intrabartolo, Book and Lyrics: Jon Hartmere). Join us for a season of epic stories. Next up Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere’s musical BARE.

Director Christina Sheehan’s staging of this cult favorite coming-of-age rock musical shines the looking glass on a group of high school students and their struggles at their private catholic boarding school. Interwoven around a play within a play of Romeo & Juliet, this story of a young group of “fortune’s fools” is both timeless and timely. Join our modern star-crossed lovers as they struggle to come to terms with who they are and who the world thinks they should be and seek answers from their church, their friends, and ultimately from within themselves. “I defy you stars”.

For more information on the production contact Jonathan Emerson at jonathanemerson2000@yahoo.com or visit www.queensshakespeare.com
Featuring: Cammerron Baits, Bryan Bryk, Jonathan Emerson, Kaitlyn Gill, Beth Griffith, Jacob Henry, La Toya Lewis, Christine Liu, Brette Morningstar, Alec Paulson, Matthew Pohlman, Sarah Wiesehahn, Rebekah Wilson

Tickets are $30.
To purchase tickets, please visit https://wdmcbare.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006
BARE is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.
www.theatricalrights.com

The TBG Mainstage Theater | 312 W 36th 3rd Floor | New York, NY 10018

 


Another New York Cool Tip:

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
Presents the World Premiere of
CROSSROADS
June 20-22, 2019 at 7pm
New York Live Arts

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents the World Premiere of Crossroads as part of their 19th Annual Performance Season, running Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22, 2019 at 7pm at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, New York City. The weekend will also include a champagne reception prior to the Friday performance and a Gala dinner immediately following the Saturday performance. 

Tickets are $30, (performance only), $75 (includes pre-performance reception on Friday, June 21), or $250 (includes post-performance Gala dinner on Saturday, June 22) and can be purchased at https://amandaselwyndance.org/crossroads-world-premiere/.

New York Live Arts | 219 West 19th Street | New York City

 



Another New York Cool Tip:

Peter Stathas Dance
Presents
Leaving and Coming Back
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 8:00pm
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8:00pm
June 20-22, 2019
Danspace Project

Peter Stathas Dance presents Leaving and Coming Back from Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22, 2019 at 8pm at Danspace Project, located inside St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery at 131 E. 10th Street, NYC.

Leaving and Coming Back is a collection of works that Peter Stathas has created throughout his dance career. Peter left dance in May of 1985 to pursue a career in physical therapy. His love of dance and passion for creating new works brought him back to dance, and he premiered his first new work in 2016. Peter's decision to combine old works with new allows audiences to experience his choreography as it has evolved over the years.

Tickets are $22 ($15 for Danspace Project members) and are available at
http://www.danspaceproject.org/calendar/peter-stathas-dance/. Pending availability, tickets can be purchased at the door for $25, cash only.

St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery | 131 E. 10th Street, NYC.



June 19-21, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage
Can't Miss Dance Performances in June
Through June 21, 2017

The City Parks Foundation SummerStage Concert Series presents over 100 shows in all 5 NYC Boroughs throughout the Summer. The best part? Almost every show is free and curated specifically for the neighborhood it's presented in. Throughout June, can't miss dance shows featuring Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and Ronald K. Brown's Evidence, A Dance Company. Free dance classes are held on stage before dance performances. All are welcome and no RSVP required!

Information about each show is below. If you are interested in receiving credentials to cover any of these shows, please fill out the form at the following link: http://bit.ly/SummerStagePress2019. You will receive a response closer to requested show date(s). For further information about these shows and the entire SummerStage season, please reach out to Shoshie Aborn (Big Picture Media) at shoshie@bigpicturemediaonline.com.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

As part of SummerStage's Pride celebrations, and aligning with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the all-male comedy ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, will perform classic works (such as "The Dying Swan") from a modern and unique perspective on June 19th in Central Park. Subverting ballet's strict gender roles, the troupe performs both male and female roles, imbuing contemporary and classic ballets with humor and provocation. The performance will mark the company's first time gracing SummerStage, as well as the 45th anniversary of its formation in 1974. This performance is free. Doors open at 7PM and the performance will begin at 8PM. It follows two free screenings of a documentary in which they're featured, Rebels on Pointe- Washington Square Park on June 13th, followed by another at the Greenwich House Music School on June 18th.

There will be a pre-show panel from 6 to 7PM hosted by Eric Marus, founder and host of the award-winning Making Gay History podcast, which mines his decades-old audio archive of rare interviews. Panelists include Tory Dobrin, Direct of Les Ballets Trockadero (LBT) de Monte Carlo since 1992, and Raffaele Morra, LBT's Ballet Master. Guests can RSVP at rsvp@cityparksfoundation.org

Who: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
When: Wednesday, June 19 from 7-9PM
Where: SummerStage in Central Park
More Info: https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo/?date=20190619

Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company

Local dance legend Ronald K. Brown's Evidence, A Dance Company will perform in Brooklyn's Herbert Von King Park on June 21st. Ronald K. Brown's long and storied career is punctuated by high profile collaborations including with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and an upcoming new work with Meshell Ndegeocello to premiere in the new Bard Fisher Center production Grace and Mercy, co-commissioned by Bard Fisher Center, The Joyce Theater, the Kennedy Center, and Carolina Performing Arts at UNC Chapel Hill - at Bard SummerScape 2019 (July 5-7). Evidence, A Dance Company, is a Bedford-Stuyvesant-based company, founded in 1985. It seeks to integrate of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word poetry. They return to SummerStage for the first time since 2007 for a hometown show and class in Bed-Stuy's Herbert Von King Park. This is a free show, and will take place from 7 to 9PM. An African and Contemporary Dance workshop with EVIDENCE, A Dance Company will be held prior to the performance.

Who: Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company
When: Friday, June 21 from 7-9PM
Where: SummerStage in Herbert Von King Park
More Info: https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/ronald-k-brown-evidence/?date=20190621

 



June 18, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
June 16-23 – multiple events each day
Where: New York University, 35 West 4th Street, the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, The Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, and NYU’s Bobst Library, all in Manhattan
URL: https://nycemf.org/

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) 2019 will take place June 16 through 23, with multiple events each day, at New York University, 35 West 4th Street, the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, The Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, and NYU’s Bobst Library, where there will be a concert each day in the Immersion Room. All venues are in Manhattan. See a complete list of programs and locations at https://nycemf.org/2019-schedule-of-performances/.

This is the largest showcase of electroacoustic music in New York City, and one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world. This year, NYCEMF will be presented jointly with the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC).
NYCEMF 2019 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world, including concerts from The New York University New Music Ensemble specializing in improvisation with electronic fixed and interactive sonic and visual materials, the El Ensemble and the Modern Ensemble, both from Korea. The Festival has submissions from 5 continents, with works from across North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Including pieces from Indonesia, Iran, Croatia and Lithuania for the first

time.

See a complete list of programs at https://nycemf.org/2019-schedule-of-performances/.

Tickets for the 2019 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival events at the Sheen Center are $20 per concert, available at their 18 Bleecker Street box office. All other venues will only sell tickets at the door. For more information call 516-586-3433.

Various Locations


June 17, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
announces
The 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series
Monday, June 17- July 22, 2019 at 7pm
The Soho Playhouse

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces three winning plays for the The 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series: Passing Parades by Fengar Gael, The New Galileos by Amy Berryman, and Three Months with Pook by Jack Feldstein on Mondays, June 17- July 22, 2019 at 7pm at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC.

The readings are free but reservations are required: please email name and number of tickets requested to TRUVoicesSeries@gmail.com, or use the bright red ticketing box at the URLs below, at the end of each play description.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.

The Soho Playhouse | 15 Vandam Street, NYC.



June 16, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
June 16-23 – multiple events each day
Where: New York University, 35 West 4th Street, the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, The Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, and NYU’s Bobst Library, all in Manhattan
URL: https://nycemf.org/

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) 2019 will take place June 16 through 23, with multiple events each day, at New York University, 35 West 4th Street, the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, The Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, and NYU’s Bobst Library, where there will be a concert each day in the Immersion Room. All venues are in Manhattan. See a complete list of programs and locations at https://nycemf.org/2019-schedule-of-performances/.

This is the largest showcase of electroacoustic music in New York City, and one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world. This year, NYCEMF will be presented jointly with the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC).
NYCEMF 2019 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world, including concerts from The New York University New Music Ensemble specializing in improvisation with electronic fixed and interactive sonic and visual materials, the El Ensemble and the Modern Ensemble, both from Korea. The Festival has submissions from 5 continents, with works from across North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Including pieces from Indonesia, Iran, Croatia and Lithuania for the first time.

See a complete list of programs at https://nycemf.org/2019-schedule-of-performances/.

Tickets for the 2019 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival events at the Sheen Center are $20 per concert, available at their 18 Bleecker Street box office. All other venues will only sell tickets at the door. For more information call 516-586-3433.

Various Locations


June 14, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

NYC Dance Week
June 13, 2019 - June 22, 2019
Union Square South Plaza & West Side Seating Area

From June 13-22, NYC Dance Week will be taking over with 10-days of free dance, wellness, and fitness classes. In partnership with the Union Square Partnership, NYC Dance Week invites all dance enthusiasts and the general public to its Kick-Off Performance event on June 13th with a flash mob, choreographed by Katie Barlow, prior to the dueling performance by Angel Kaba’s company and guest artists.

Founded by Tasha Norman in 2005 and produced by Aileen R. Malogan and Pooja Uberoi, NYC Dance Week is an opportunity for the NYC community to explore the multiple resources in dance, fitness, and wellness that this culturally diverse city has to offer.

NYC Dance Week bridges the diverse forms of movement, bringing together in one festival Afro, Ballet, Bollywood, Hip Hop, Kathak meets Contemporary, Pop Lock and Snap, and much more! NYC Dance Week partners with world-famous dance organizations and studios across New York City, including The Ailey Extension, Joffrey Ballet School, Mark Morris Dance Center, Atmananda Yoga, AKT, and LifeSpan Pilates, offering FREE classes in dance, wellness, and fitness with renowned choreographers, dance and fitness professionals.

The classes are free, but registration is required to participate, and some restrictions apply. All classes are on a first come, first served basis. For more details and to register, go to https://bit.ly/2IslK3N

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nycdanceweek/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/434039367410995/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nycdanceweek/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nycdanceweek
Ages: All Ages

Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-dance-week-festival-2019-nycdanceweekorg-tickets-53066471244?ref=eios

Website: http://nycdanceweek.org/

Union Square South Plaza & West Side Seating Area


June 13, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
WELL GROOMED
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
7:30 PM: Step and repeat photos for guests and their dogs | 8:00 PM: Live Music |
8:30 PM: Film Begins |
10:00 PM: Q&A
FORT GREENE PARK

Bring-your-dog-along screening!
Well Groomed travels a year in the humorous and visually stunning world of competitive creative dog grooming alongside the women transforming their beloved poodles into living sculptures.

FREE EVENT

FORT GREENE PARK | Washington Park St, Brooklyn, NY 11205



Another New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
presents their June discussion,
What It Takes to Run a Festival.
(And What It Takes to Produce in One.)
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm)
Polaris North Theatre

With confirmed panelists Suzanna Bowling, producing manager for NYTheaterfest (Summerfest, Winterfest); Gene Fisch, Jr., festival director New York New Works Theatre Festival; West Hyler, producing artistic director of New York Musical Festival (NYMF); Lou Lopardi, executive director of Fresh Fruit Festival; Jay Michaels, publicist for Fresh Fruit Festival, Downtown Urban Theatre Festival, Planet Connections; Michael Scott-Price, artistic director Dream Up Festival at Theatre for the New City; others to be confirmed.

Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best 30-second summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door). Please use the bright red reservation box on our web page, or email or phone at least a day in advance (or much sooner): e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com / phone 833-506-5550


This panel is free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door). Please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/festivals-2/ or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.

Polaris North Theatre | 245 W. 29th Street, 4th floor, NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

Cue Art Foundation
Exhibition Walk-through with Mo Kong and Steffani Jemison
Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
CUE Art Foundation

Please join CUE Thursday, June 13th at 6:30pm for a public walk-through of Making A Stationary Rain On The North Pacific Ocean with artist Mo Kong and curator Steffani Jemison. Kong and Jemison will be available for questions after the walk-through.

FREE

RSVP here.

CUE Art Foundation | 137 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 206-3583
Open Tues - Sat, 10am-5:30pm


June 12, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Chelsea Music Festival
June 6-15, 2019

Clara And The Clear Skies
Wednesday, June 12, 201 7:30 PM  - 9:00 P
The General Theological Seminary 


The General Theological Seminary Chapel acoustically thrives on music for voices and strings, and tonight’s performance showcases the hallowed space with our two Festival sopranos as well as string masterworks by Clara’s confidants and colleagues, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Guests will also witness the World Premiere performances of two 2019 Festival Commissions by Augusta Read Thomas and Santa Ratniece as they come and gather in this Manhattan oasis.

The nine-day Chelsea Music Festival commemorates its tenth season with the theme "200° Due Clara" inspired by the 200th anniversary of the birth of celebrated Romantic composer Clara Schumann. In addition to classical, jazz, and contemporary music, expect sound sculptures from from artist Julianne Swartz (June 13), food from renowned culinary artists, walking tours, family events and more.

Tickets

The General Theological Seminary | 440 W 21st St


 

June 11, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG
Steven Blier, Artistic Director • Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director
Continues the 2019 edition of its contemporary song mini-series
NYFOS Next
With composer
LAURA KAMINSKY & Friends
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
LGBT Community Center

Co-presented by NYFOS, Five Boroughs Music Festival, LGBT Center

In honor of Pride Month and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising,
Kaminsky hosts and curates an all-female program
by mostly lesbian composers and librettists

Two collaboratively-written song cycles to be premiered, featuring composers
Kitty Brazelton | Kayla Cashetta | Jennifer Higdon
Laura Kaminsky | Laura Karpman | Paula M. Kimper
Ellen Reid | Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

Performers:
Devony Smith, soprano
Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano
Jorell Williams, baritone
Michael Barrett and Mila Henry, piano

Tickets: $25 general admission / $50 preferred seating

LGBT Community Center | 208 W. 13th St betw 7th Ave and Greenwich Ave, NYC


June 10, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Shrew-ed: A One Shrew Show
Monday June 10, 9PM and Wednesday June 26, 9PM
UCB Hell's Kitchen


SHREW-ED: A ONE SHREW SHOW is a live one-woman show created by and starring actor/comedian/writer/director Caitlin Bitzegaio. To save womankind, Bitzegaio must prove to space aliens that media's portrayal of women is unfair through insane, unique, and never heart-warming solo characters that justify the maligned characters' point of view. Shrew-ed: A One Shrew Show is directed by Matt Gehring.

Tickets $9. To purchase tickets, click here: https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com/performance/68925.

UCB Hell's Kitchen | 555 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036


June 9, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

14th Street Y
Presents
Tikkun: The Night World and Tikkun: Into the Dusk
Sunday, June 9, 2019 beginning at 3pm (see below for more details)
14th Street Y

The 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life partners end the Season of Jewish Culture on June 9, 2019 with an original interpretation of Tikkun Layle Shavuot. Shavuot being the holiday, which celebrates the document that changed the world, the night according to tradition Moses received the Torah.

Tikkun: Into the Dusk, will be from 6-10pm, with special family programming earlier in the day, Tikkun: The Night World, for children 5 and under.

Beginning at 6pm, join a flow of inspirational encounters filled with intrigue, magic, angels, music, ghost images, ancient and contemporary text, Hebrew, English, Aramaic surrounded by the aromas of Ethiopian coffee on our downtown Tikkun. Create your own narrative, your own journey, learn and question and then dance it off on the roof.

The event will be led by LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture artists and teachers, with Bina, The Israeli Artists Project, Dirty Laundry Theater Company and so much more. The evening will include art installations, performances on land and water, text study in Hebrew and English and music. The night will end with a rooftop party brimming with cheesecake... and a little celebration of the last 10 years of LABA and the upcoming sabbatical of artistic director Ronit Muszkatblit.

Let the mysteries begin and join us on the journey into the night.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tikkun-into-the-dusk-at-the-14th-street-y-tickets-62173686169?aff=ebapi

14th Street Y | 344 E 14th St

June 8, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Phil Kline premieres preview of
Florida Man
A new song cycle in-progress for
THEO BLECKMANN and the STRING ORCHESTRA OF BROOKLYN
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Roulette

Part of String Orchestra of Brooklyn's "Music of Kline, Spears, and Eastman"

Also on the program:
World premiere of Gregory Spears' Concerto for Two Trumpets and Strings
New arrangement of Julius Eastman's masterpiece Gay Guerrilla

TICKETS
$18 online | $25 doors
www.roulette.org

Roulette | 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217


Another New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS REDUX REMIX & REQUIEM
Saturday June 8th
7:30 PM: Doors Open | 8:00 PM:
Twentieth Anniversary "Groiddest Schizznits” set by Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber | 8:30 PM:
Film/Performance Begins
FORT GREENE PARK

Featuring in-person appearance by living legend Melvin Van Peebles!

Rooftop Films and The Town Hall present Melvin Van Peebles' groundbreaking classic set to a live score performed by the Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber. Melvin Van Peebles' Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song was a cinematic milestone; within weeks of its April 1971 release it became the most successful independent feature in American film history. Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber revisit Van Peebles' compositions, performing a live score remix with actors and band members reading from the original script while a silent print of Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song is projected onto the big screen on Fort Greene Park's Myrtle Avenue hill. Featuring an in-person appearance by the living legend himself!

FREE EVENT RSVP

FORT GREENE PARK | 100 Washington Park | Brooklyn, NY 11205


June 7, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

World Music Institute
Friday, June 7, 2019, 10:00 pm
Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra (BGKO)
The Cutting Room

Based in Barcelona, BGKO is an international ensemble offering unique reinterpretations of Balkan, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean music, mixing traditional songs with jazz manouche, or gypsy jazz, and rockabilly. Their music is a reflection of the diversity of the musicians’ home countries which include Catalonia, Spain, Italy, France, Serbia, Greece, and Ukraine, as well as Barcelona’s vibrant music scene.

For BGKO, Balkan music is a set of musical traditions and multiethnic cultures that surpass geographical confines, drawing on the historical traditions that have forever inhabited these lands: Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, Gypsies, Ottomans, Arabs, and so on.

Tickets: $30 in advance | $40 day of show
Standing room with limited unreserved seating

The Cutting Room | 44 E 32nd Street, Manhattan


June 6, 2019

New York Cool Tips:

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE
June 6-9
The Joyce Theater

Great American choreographer Eliot Feld presents his KIDS DANCE in four of his classic ballets, created especially for them: A Stair Dance, a tribute to Gregory Hines; KYDZNY, set to bubbly Balkan music by the Raya Brass Band; Joggers, a bouncy trio that cleverly mixes jogging with ballet movements; and Hello Fancy, for a cast of 33 set to John Playford's The English Dancing Master. All dancers are trained tuition-free at Feld's remarkable Ballet Tech School.

Tickets: $10-$40
Reservations: www.thejoyce.org or 212.242.0800


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

 


 

An Evening with City Lights Spotlight Poetry Series!
Thursday June 6, 2019. 7:30PM - 9PM.
Greenlight Bookstore.

An Evening with City Lights Spotlight Poetry Series Featuring poets Anselm Berrigan and Edmund Berrigan Reception to follow

San Francisco publisher City Lights launched in 1955 with the Pocket Poets Series. In the tradition of the press’s storied poetic origins, City Lights Spotlight, a new poetry series, was born in 2009, curated and edited by Garrett Caples. From accomplished and established poets to emerging voices, City Lights Spotlight seeks to shine a light on innovative and original poetry from a diverse array of cultural backgrounds and experiences. To celebrate this series, Greenlight hosts a reading with two City Lights Spotlight authors. Edmund Berrigan is the series’ most recently featured poet with City Lights Spotlight #18, More Gone, a quintessentially New York collection that documents the poet’s search for domestic tranquility in the city that never sleeps. Joining him is his brother Anselm Berrigan, the poet behind the second installment in the Spotlight Poetry Series: Free Cell, an experimental and reflective examination of poetic form and of the self. A reception follows the reading to celebrate City Lights.

Free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/858130411199885/?active_tab=about

Greenlight Bookstore | 632 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States.



CARTER BURDEN GALLERY ANNOUNCES THREE NEW EXHIBITIONS BY RE-EMERGING OLDER ARTISTS
Works by Nieves Saah, Jacqueline Shatz, Elisabeth Jacobsen, Susan Skoorka and Beth Barry
On Exhibit June 6 – July 3
Thursday, June 6, 2019 – Wednesday, July 3, 2019 TIMES: Tuesdays – Fridays, 11am – 5pm
Saturday, 11am – 6pm
OPENING
RECEPTION: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6pm - 8pm
Carter Burden Gallery

Three new exhibitions featuring the unique artwork of re-emerging older artists will be on display June 6 – July 3, 2019 at the Carter Burden Gallery, located at 548 West 28th Street #534 in Manhattan. The Carter Burden Gallery showcases the vibrant, cutting-edge and transformative art that is the product of the unique cultural wealth possessed by older professional artists. The Carter Burden Gallery is an initiative of the Carter Burden Network, a leader in aging services in NYC that promotes the well-being of New Yorkers 60 and older through a continuum of services, advocacy, arts and culture and volunteer programs.

Carter Burden Gallery | 548 West 28th Street, #534
New York, NY 10001


 

June 5, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Symphony Space Film Listing
NT Live: The Audience (LNT)
June 5, 2019 at 1pm
Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre


$24 and up; $21 and up Member; $23 and up Senior
www.symphonyspace.org

Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre | 2537 Broadway & 95th Street
New York, NY 10025
212.864.1414 x208



June 4, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts
Spring 2019 POP-UP CONCERTS
A musical happy hour with the audience onstage
Tuesday, June 4 Doors at 5:30pm, music at 6:00pm
Bent Duo

Tuesday, June 11
Ensemble Échappé
 
Free admission •

Miller Theatre | 2960 Broadway at 116th Street




June 3, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Three Rooms Press Presents
The 12th Annual DADA PERFORMANCE SALON
And Initial NYC Launch of MAINTENANT 13 Dada Journal
MONDAY, JUNE 3, doors 6:30pm, show 7pm
Le Poisson Rouge

Prepare for an evening of disruptive, challenging and controversial art and writing as Three Rooms Press celebrates The 12h Annual DADA Performance Salon for the first time at Le Poisson Rouge. The event will feature performances by modern day Dadaists whose work continues the spirit of the avant garde art movement sprung from the horror of World War I. The event will also celebrate the launch of Maintenant 13: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, published annually since 2008 by Three Rooms Press.

Be there: MONDAY, JUNE 3, doors 6:30pm, show 7pm at The Gallery in Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street); Admission FREE
Costumes encouraged: "Come as you aren't."

Copies of MAINTENANT 13: A Contemporary Journal of Dada Writing and Art will be available for purchase at the venue!

The Gallery in Le Poisson Rouge |158 Bleecker Street


 

June 2, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

THE LIMON DANCE COMPANY
May 29-June 2
The Joyce Theater

The Limon Dance Company, one of the world's great modern dance companies, returns to the Joyce with two Limon classics: "The Moor's Pavane" and "Psalm." Always looking to the future, the Company will also present two world premieres by artistic director Colin Connor, featuring guest artists Miki Orihara and Stephen Pier; and guest choreographer Francesca Harper's "Radical Beasts in the Forest of Possibilities," created in collaboration with composer/performer Nona Hendryx, who will also appear.

Tickets start at $10
Reservations at www.joyce.org or 212.242.0800


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


June 1, 2019

New York Cool Tip:

Compagnia de' Colombari
presents
More Or Less I Am
in celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 2:30pm
Reading Room, Bryant Park


Featuring Local Poet Angela O'Donnell

Compagnia de' Colombari, an international collective of performing artists founded and directed by Karin Coonrod, presents More Or Less I Am: a music-theater piece drawn entirely from Walt Whitman's revolutionary free verse long poem, "Song of Myself,"one of the original twelve pieces that comprise his 1855 collection Leaves of Grass. The final performance in this series, spanning multiple venues throughout the five boroughs, is FREE and will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 2:30pm at the Reading Room, Bryant Park, New York City, NY.

Compagnia de' Colombari will celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of America's most influential poet, Walt Whitman, with a revival of their acclaimed production More Or Less I Am, a music-theater piece drawn entirely from Walt Whitman's revolutionary free verse long poem, "Song of Myself." Conceived and directed by Karin Coonrod with original music by Colin Jacobsen, Kyle Sanna, Eric Jacobsen, and Alex Sopp, the piece involves fifteen performers of various ages, genders, and ethnicities (six instrumentalists and eight actor/singers, one child). More Or Less I Am includes passages spoken and sung in Spanish, among many other languages. Members of the audience will also be involved, as will local poet Angela O'Donnell who has been asked to speak back to Walt in her own words. Featuring performers from the best of the theater, classical music, and jazz worlds, the piece lasts one hour.

Reading Room, Bryant Park | 6th Avenue between 42-44th Streets


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CAROL MENDES & ARTISTS Presents the World Premiere of
LANOTTE+VERSO
Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:30pm
Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:30pm
September 10-13, 2015
LA MAMA First Floor Theater

Carol Mendes & Artists presents LANOTTE+VERSO. Performances will take place September 10 - 13, 2015 at LA MAMA First Floor Theater, 74A E. 4th Street, New York, NYC. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3:30pm.

LANOTTE is an assertively absurdist dance romp about being a woman. VERSO is the B side of LANOTTE; a reaction to ourselves and the change in our own creative process. LANOTTE +VERSO are inextricably linked: LANOTTE, a dark journey of the female mind, and VERSO, a fast paced succession of dancescapes. Each dance relies on the other, as a coin with two distinct sides.

Abounding with darkness, LANOTTE explores different aspects of the female mind. Successive scenes that are at times theatrical and confrontational portray the performers' innermost emotions to bring the audience on an emotional journey of the whole person. This work seeks to peel off layers off the self, exposing the internal female, vulnerable but strong. Ultimately, this dance is an ode to the complexities of womanhood. At VERSO, three dancers explore the human body's coordination, creating extreme movement and violent conversations in space inspired by the electronic creations of Denmark musician Trentemøller. At moments an interactive performance, VERSO stretches the boundaries of performance space, with a visceral dialogue with the audience.

ARTISTS: Frankie Fernandes, Lauren Elise Kravitz, and Erika Wuhrer.

Tickets are $15 in advance/$18 day of show, and are available at carolmendes.brownpapertickets.com.

LA MAMA First Floor Theater | 74A E. 4th Street, New York, NYC.

 

 

September 12, 2015


RALPH LEE'S METTAWEE RIVER THEATRE COMPANY
September 11-13 at 7:30 PM
Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Ralph Lee, renowned creator of puppets, masks and giant figures, presents his Mettawee River Theatre Company in "OUT OF THE PAST: Celebrating 40 Years of the Mettawee Journey," a feast of excerpts from four decades of Mettawee productions, featuring an abundance of Lee creations. The retrospective brings back many alumni of Mettawee - singer/actor/puppeteers - who will present scenes from past productions including "Communications from a Cockroach," based on Archie & Mehitabel; "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," adapted from Bertolt Brecht; "Peace," a visit from Aristophanes' gluttonous dung beetle; "The Woman Who Fell From the Sky," from the Ioquois creation story, and much more. Lee's creations have been seen in Metropolitan Opera productions, the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre, the Living Theatre, even Saturday Night Live (that naughty Land Shark). His many awards include a Fulbright Scholarship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIES, a Bessie Award, two American Theatre Wing Design Awards, a New York State Governor's Arts Award, and more.

Tickets: $15; $7 for children
Reservations at 212.929.4777


Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine | 111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue (not in the main cathedral)



September 11, 2015

9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE
Friday, September 11, starts at 8:20 AM
Concludes precisely at 8:46 AM
The time the first plane struck the North Tower
Lincoln Center - Revson Foundation/Josie Robertson Plaza

Choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi is honored to be welcomed back by Lincoln Center for the 5th annual "9/11 Table of Silence," a transcendent prayer for peace, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi in collaboration with Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta. The Buglisi Dance Theatre leads a company of 100+ dancers, drawn from dance companies and schools in the area. Moving to the minimal plaintive cries of the singers, echoes of the flute and conch, and the ritualistic beat of the tympani - a metaphor for the heartbeat - the dancers ascend onto the Plaza forming patterns of concentric circles to create a Peace labyrinth while encircling the Revson Fountain, symbolizing eternity, purity, and the continuous life cycle.

Free admission. Information at 212.719.3301 or www.tableofsilence.org

Around the Lincoln Center fountain | 64th Street & Columbus Avenue.


September 10, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Films on the Green
THE RABBI’S CAT (Le Chat du Rabbin) By Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux
Thursday, September 10 – 7:30 pm
Columbia University, Low Library Steps (entrance at 116th street)

2011 | Not Rated | 1h29 | France Algiers, 1920s.

Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya is transforming into a teenager, and even worse, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking. The Rabbi’s life grows all the more complicated when a box arrives from Russia with a painter inside. Ultimately Rabbi Sfar ends up on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city of origin in Africa.

The Rabbi’s Cat is adapted from Joann Sfar’s popular comic-book series of the same name.

In French with English subtitles | FREE and open to all.
No alcohol allowed.
In the event of rain, the screening will be held in the Maison Française, East Gallery, Buell Hall.

FILMS ON THE GREEN
Started in 2008 in the community gardens of lower Manhattan and Harlem, this much-loved summer festival organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and the New York City Parks & Recreation now shows ten films at six major locations: Central Park, Riverside Park, Tompkins Square Park, Washington Square Park, Columbia University, and Transmitter Park (Brooklyn). Films on the Green @ Columbia is presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française.

Follow Films on the Green on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FilmsontheGreen and on Twitter @FilmsontheGreen

More information: http://frenchculture.org/film-tv-and-new-media/events/rabbis-cat-2

 

Columbia University | Low Library Steps (entrance at 116th street)


 

 

September 9, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

CIRCUS SOLARIS COLLECTIVE
"NOMA"
September 9 at 6:30 PM
September 10 at 6:30 PM
September 14 at 6:30 PM
September 15 at 6:30 PM
September 19 at 2:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater)

"NOMA" is a wordless movement piece with aerial dance directed by Sara Zepezauer, choreographed and designed by the Circus Solaris Collective (www.circussolaris.com). In the work, individual artists collaborate to create something bigger than they are capable of alone, using painting as a metaphor for the darkness that can overtake us in our futile flight from death. "NOMA" will have its American premiere September 9 to 19 as part of Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. A little girl's world exists solely on her canvas. When she steps away to look at her work, she is swept up again in her strokes, moving among the colors she combines. As the darkness within her starts to multiply, black becomes present in her painting and it becomes increasingly clear that she is dying from something that is seductive, dangerous and growing at an exponential rate. In the midst of this consuming darkness, an uncontrollable force takes over her mind and body and it remains unclear until the very end whether this is a self-created reality or the driving force of her art. Pairing concept with visual representation, the piece speaks to anyone who has endured or watched a loved one endure a darkness too overwhelming to control, too large to conquer, and too seductive to resist. "NOMA" features dance and aerial movment that looks like a painting. The dancers' movements mirror the strokes of a brush, accompanied by projections and paint. There is also live music composed by collaborating artists comprised mostly of strings.

Tickets $18
Box office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org
Runs: 90 mins.
For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/Dream_Up_General_Info.htm
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=nom07E


Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater) | 155 First Ave, New Yor, NY, 10003


 

September 8, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra
September 9-27, 2015.
Carnegie Hall, and other venues

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra brings together 100 young talented musicians from 74 countries to represent their countries through music in Seven Epic Concerts, including a concert for Global Peace at Carnegie Hall, New York during United Nations week. A unique opportunity, the participating young musicians will perform on the same day their countries are represented at the United Nations during the General Assembly meetings. Presented by TURKEN Foundation with Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor, and Alexander Markov, Violin.

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra will be the symbol of a common voice of world fraternity. It will clasp together a Palestinian musician as well as an Israeli one, leaving behind all conflicts and wars to come together in music; the orchestra will seek to be the best realization for a united world. 100 extraordinary and powerful performers of the world will create one symphonic voice.


Over 900 young musicians from 98 different countries applied to be a part of this extraordinary ensemble. Young musicians between the ages of 18 to 26 will come from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, ethnic and religious backgrounds to take part in this ensemble. Creating this festival of peace and fraternity will empower the voices of our youth, promote peace and dialogue, and raise awareness for universal youth issues.

Concerts are free public events unless otherwise noted:

September 10, 2015 at 7pm: Play For Peace Concert

Symphony Space - Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Tickets: www.symphonyspace.org/event/8987/Music/ypo-young-soloists-concert.

September 14, 2015 at 3pm: United Hearts Concert

Herald Square - Dedicated to the memory of the victims and heroes of 9/11

September 16, 2015 at 3pm: Hear My Nations' Voice Concert in Times Square

September 17, 2015 at 7pm: Gathering for Youth Empowerment at New York University

NYU's Skirball Hall

Tickets: nyuskirball.org/page/tickets.

September 20, 2015 at 3pm: Concert For Nations' Friendship at Bowling Green Park, Wall Street

September 25, 2015 at 7pm: Community FellowshipProgram at the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue

September 27, 2015 at 8pm: Concert for Global Peace

Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perelman Stage

Tickets: www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/9/27/0800/PM/YPHIL-International-Philharmonic-Orchestra/.

Featuring: Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor; Alexander Markov, Violin

 

Carnegie Hal l| 881 7th Ave


 

September 7, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Latin Show
Mon, Sept 7 – Sun, Sept 13, 2015 9am-8pm
Chelsea Market

Experience NY Fashion Week “Latin Show" Pop Up At Chelsea Market
Created By New York Area Latin American Designers And Curators

A Mix Of Modern And Traditional That Will Make You
Question What You Thought You Knew About Latin American Design

WHO
· Curated by Sergio Davila Fashion Group International´s Rising Star Award for Best Menswear Designer winner http://www.sergiodavila.com
. Latin and international designers of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories; artisanal luxury items; high end South American silver, organic and pima cotton, alpaca wool; fair trade/ethically sourced jewelry, décor; handcrafted leather accessories

WHAT
· 7 days and 4800 sq. feet of the best of Latin American design
· A new, fresh point of view re-defining Latin American style
· An upscale, multi-ethnic mix of culture, history, tradition, modernity and sophistication
· S/S2016 colors inspired by the Caribbean sea, the Amazon rainforest, the Andes mountains, and the outdoor markets of Latin America

WHY
· Promotes products and raw materials from Latin America, including Central and South America, the Caribbean and the multi-ethnic and indigenous traditions found throughout those regions
· Showcases the high end aesthetic of Latin American designers and artists

Admission is FREE and open to the public; Retail to the public; Wholesale to resellers
https://www.facebook.com/latinshownyc
@LatinShow #LATINSHOW

Admission is FREE and open to the public; Retail to the public; Wholesale to resellers
https://www.facebook.com/latinshownyc
@LatinShow #LATINSHOW

Chelsea Market| New York City


 

September 6, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

DADDY'S BOY"
August 30 at 8:00 PM
August 31 at 9:00 PM
September 3 at 9:00 PM
September 5 at 5:00 PM
September 6 at 2:00 PM
September 6 at 8:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Daddy's Boy" by Cristian Avila begins in the boxing ring, with 17 year old national wrestling champion Milo facing off against his childhood best friend, J.T. This match is not just a physical battle but a battle of values as well, since Milo identifies as queer and J.T. represents the homophobia of Milo's Texas hometown that his two fathers fled for more liberal Manhattan. As Milo is about to win the match, J.T.'s homophobic dad screams out "faggott," which serves to fuel Milo even more. Milo's victory sashay and pink singlet are recorded and the footage goes viral, prompting a media backlash that triggers a horrific assault on his life. This tragic event and Milo's bravery drive his "straight acting" dads to face their fears of their own homosexuality and to come together to support their son as he embarks on the long road to forgiveness and healing. Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival will present the play's world premiere August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. "Daddy's Boy" is about celebrating who you are, but also about the inevitable challenges that come with doing this. While it is often easier to give in to social pressures to fit in, Milo refuses to repress who he is and this, in turn, empowers other characters to think about their own identities. The play is very much in touch with present issues facing the LGBTQ community and the impact of the media on their movement, asking, "how much progress has actually been made?"

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/daddy%27st.htm

Theater for the New City (Community Theater) | 155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003


 

September 5, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Matthew Minnicino
"Artaud Artaud- Dream Up Festival"
September 1- September 15, 2015
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Artaud Artaud" is a "cruel not-masterpiece in one act" written by Matthew Minnicino, directed by Jake Beckhard and perfomed by Artilliers performing company. The play is a comitragic carnival that centers around the godfather of the avant-garde theater, Antonin Artaud. It is a merciless parody of the sensibilities of Artaud's manifesto "Theatre of Cruelty" and a sympathetic, semi-obsessive portrait of its greatest proponent and his somewhat dual nature. It is a faithful biopic written into a biting satire, yet is at its heart an homage to the messiness of creativity. "Artaud Artaud" will have its world premiere September 1-15 presented by Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. During his time in the Sanitarium at Rodez, France in the 1940s, Artaud is beset by a problem: his id-like Double, something at the core of his most famous texts, has taken complete control of his body. While it looks like him and is the form people associate with him, this double is not at all like him and is very much his opposite. At times, the Double is a truer voice and says what Artaud's ego prevents him from admitting. Trapped inside the chaos of his mind, the playwright wrestles with his Double to regain primacy and control over the way others perceive him. He enlists the Double as his voice and like a puppeteer guides how he moves through the world. But the Double, full of childlike chaos and wonder, begins to find his own wants and needs and discovers that they are not Artaud's. The playwright's body splits in two, calling into question whether the Double can in fact take on a life of its own. Though separate, the two are intertwined and co-dependent: what one body experiences impacts the other, forcing them to align their interests and work as a team. However, with time the Double develops more and more independence and starts to pursue a unique individuality. This struggle between the man and his double is set against the backdrop of the psychiatric ward. Many of the scenes take the form of a check-in with the Doctor's Assistant and with each visit, Artaud's Double is asked if he wants to be cured that day. The play encourages us to ask what exactly they are seeking to cure and whether being in this environment only heightens Artaud's 'madness.' The doctors are unaware of his joint persona and the more the Double seeks to unearth this fact, the closer it brings him to electro-shock therapy. As soon as the Double tries to speak his mind and tell his truth, he is silenced by doctors and gagged. The play asks, how could anyone stay sane in such an environment? The play takes the form of a hypertheatrical arena of thought and explores theater as a sensory experience– it is a stage nested in a stage nested in the theater we're in. The set is made up of three layers of liminal space with sharp contrasts; people against blackness and bodies against bodies. The show is athletic, like a slow-motion wrestling match. The sound design will provide the music of these bodies -- percussion suites of scratches, sniffs, coughs, lip smacks -- all complementing the actors on the stage. "Artaud Artaud" revels in language and plays with its sounds and associations. Words become a tool of control, a justification for punishment and ultimately the only means of escape. Only once the Double takes control of the script that is dictating his life can he escape his prison and force Artaud to confront who he is.

Tickets $15. To buy online visit http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=artA80

Box office 212-254-1109 or visit www.dreamupfestival.org

Theater for the New City | 155 First Ave
New York, NY 10003.


 

September 4, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

HENRIETTA STEVENTON'S
"ENNUI: AN ENGLISH COMEDY WITH A FRENCH TITLE
FOR AN AMERICAN AUDIENCE"
August 30 at 2:00 PM
September 1 at 6:30 PM
September 2 at 6:30 PM
September 3 at 6:30 PM
September 5 at 2:00 PM
September 5 at 8:00 PM
September 6 at 5:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

Henrietta Steventon wrote "Ennui: An English Comedy with a French title for an American audience" to tackle everything from theater politics to the career of an actor and the challenge of separating work from personal life. It is a play within a play set in rehearsals for a newly discovered Noël Coward play. The actors are thrown together and must define new personae in the context of those around them. We see the work that goes into putting on a show and how personal motivations drive each actor's contribution to the form of the final product. The boundaries that separate theater and real life blur and the play they are putting on becomes an arena through which to express truer desires. "Ennui..." will have its world premiere in Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. Roger and his fiancee, Lauren, are cast in the two leading roles. She, however, is unaware that her husband-to-be and the director, Lucretia, were an item in the past and still have unresolved feelings. Meanwhile, the two devious understudies, Edwin and Ethel, are plotting ways to sabotage the leading actors. Lucretia's dim-witted assistant, Mary, causes chaos with poorly-timed comments. Rejected actor Craig protests outside the theater. The dialogue is clever and the humor is sharp. Many of the lines are replete with hidden meanings and audiences find themselves pulled into a world of wordplay, deception and murder. The various storylines come to a head with a funny and dramatic ending, playfully assuming a whodunit form that allows each character to realize their goals.

Tickets $15
Box office: (212) 254-1109

Buy tickets online: http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=enn645

For more information: http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/ennuiant.htm

Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Fax: (212) 979-6570


 

September 3, 2015

New York Cool Tip:
Satellite Collective (name of the event)
September 3-5, 2015. 8pm.
BAM Fishman Space

Satellite Collective presents cutting edge, interdisciplinary works at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, from September 3-5, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$35 ($10 students) and are available at http://www.bam.org/satellitecollective, by phone at 718-636-4100, or in person at the BAM box office. Tickets will be on sale beginning July 25, 2015.


In its second season at BAM, Satellite Collective seeks to secure its role as a leading voice of interdisciplinary art in New York City. Created specifically for the Fishman Space, Satellite Collective's September performances will employ the collaborative visions of 29 artists from across the nation. The evening will premiere post-classical music by four composers, ballet and modern dance works by three choreographers, a new animated set, two new short films, and a spoken work. By turns jubilant, mournful, violent, and tender, this diverse assemblage of artists and art forms will draw audiences through a spectrum of vibrant emotion. Damian Smith, former principal of San Francisco Ballet, is artistic advisor for the program.

The evenings include:

. "I Can Help You" - spoken word by Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers

. "SOLO" - a dance work by Devin Alberda of the New York City Ballet

. "A Pair of Ideal Landscapes" - Dance + Film by Esme Boyce and Lora Robertson with score by Richie Greene including harp and soprano

. "Water" - a new cello composition by David Moss with soundscape by Richie Greene

. "Music for Dance" - earthy, dynamic music of the Satellite Ensemble

. "Edie Leaves Twice" - a short film by Lora Robertson with score by Ellis Ludwig Leone of San Fermin, and libretto by Creative Director Kevin Draper

. "Walled City" - Dance + Multimedia by Manuel Vignoulle (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Kevin Draper, Brandon Stirling Baker and Nick Jaina

"These are people who know how to produce a show." - Siobhan Burke, The New York Times

For more information about Satellite Collective, visit www.satellitecollective.org.

BAM Fishman Space|321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217


 

September 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ZHANG HOUDING
“Legend Of The White Snake” & “The Jewelry Purse”
September 2nd & 3rd at 8:00pm
DAVID H. KOCH THEATER (Lincoln Center)

For the first time outside of China, The China Arts & Entertainment Group (CAEG), a creative enterprise under the administration of the Ministry of Culture for the People’s Republic of China and the National Academy Of China Theatre Arts proudly present Zhang Houding (one of China’s most popular performers) with the Peking Opera at the David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center) at 8:00pm on September 2nd Legend Of The White Snake” and on the 3rd “The Jewelry Purse”. This historical special engagement is the fifth production in an ongoing relationship between CAEG and the David H. Koch Theater. This January 7-10, 2016, CAEG will present a new attraction, their 6th at the theater. These presentations showcase China’s historical contribution to the world of theater and art by presenting the finest in Chinese contemporary and classical performing arts to the United States. http://davidhkochtheater.com/

Prior to this historical presentation – there will be a series of talks/lectures around New York City. Three have already been presented. Upcoming programs are Friday, July 17 6:30pm at Pace University by the New York Chinese Opera Society; tba later in July at the China Institute by Ben Wang; and a later one tba at Columbia University.
Zhang Huoding, is one of China’s most renowned and loved performing artists. Thanks to her melodious singing voice and her outstanding performances, not only have the elderly followed her career, the youth have given her pop star-like status. This year Zhang Huoding returned to the stage following a four-year hiatus to care for her baby. Zhang's comeback performance in Shanghai caused quite a buzz in the country. Tickets immediately sold out, and the organizer had a policy for ticket sales - one ID card to buy two tickets only. And in April, fans around the country travelled to Beijing for those immediately sold out concerts. Following her initial schooling, she entered the Tianjin Opera School. Upon graduation, she was admitted into the ZHANYOU Peking Opera Troupe in Beijing. In 1995, she transferred to the National Peking Opera Company. Her singing, acting and dancing possess the characters of the great China masters. In 2007, she performed a solo concert of symphonic opera in the Great Hall of the People, becoming the first opera performer there. A year later she joined NACTA to work as a teacher.

Tickets are: $22, $37, $57, $77, $107, & premium seats $167 plus $3 facility charge. Tickets can be purchased at the box office and at (212) 496-0600; or by Fax at (212) 580-2545 and on the web. http://davidhkochtheater.com/

DAVID H. KOCH THEATER (Lincoln Center)


 

August 31, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES ADDED PERFORMANCES FOR BEST-SELLERS
17 Performances Added on August 30, 2015
** All part of the new New FringeFAVE Program **


The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) announces the productions selected for its newest program: FringeFAVE. On August 30th, one final performance slot in each of the 17 theaters hosting the festival has been given to the best-selling show in that venue. Tickets for all of these "favorite" shows are now on sale at www.FringeNYC.org.

The inaugural FringeFAVE shows are:

• Being Seen
When an actress responds to a casting notice, it doesn't go as expected.
64E4 UNDERGROUND at 4:00pm

• Beware The Chupacabra!
A dressmaker embarks on a dark, musical journey to jungles of Mexico in pursuit of a legendary a mythical beast.
Lynn Redgrave Theater @ Culture Project at 3:30pm

• Coping
When Connor commits suicide, his friends are left grasping the shards of his life.
Teatro SEA at the Clemente at 4:45pm

• Divine/Intervention
Glenn Milstead, the quiet man behind the mascara, struggles with his inner demons and his larger-than-life creation, drag star Divine.
The SoHo Playhouse at 5:30pm

• Elephants and Other Worldly Dilemmas
Five unique personalities discover that sometimes it takes a dead elephant in the room to show you what you believe in.
The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at 4:15pm

• Father Kennedy
As mall town priest embarks on an epic journey to sabotage his sister's engagement.
Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios at 4:45pm

• Feelings: because why pretend the show is about anything else?
When things end with the girl Tim hopes to marry, he decides to fall for his male best friend.
Spectrum at 3:30pm

• Hamlet the Hip-Hopera
Trapped in a castle under siege, characters dive into musical madness through soaring hip-hop ballads, weaving The Bard’s verse with the lyricism of a new age.
Teatro LATEA at the Clemente at 4:30

• Hick: A Love Story, The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt
When Eleanor Roosevelt became First Lady in 1933, she had a lesbian lover -- Lorena Hickok, a famous journalist. This is their story.
DROM at noon.

• Loose Cannon
From Moliére in IKEA to Chekhov in a Tex-Mex restaurant, this series of short comedies satirizes American consumerism in the style of canonical playwrights.
The Kraine Theater at 3:00pm

#LoveStory
Zoe gets a one-of-a-kind musical crash course on finding love in the digital age.
Theatre 80 at 3:30pm

• Maybe Tomorrow
A woman chooses to live exclusively in her boyfriend’s bathroom.
Under St. Marks at noon

• Night of The Living
A decaying marriage fights to survive as a zombie pandemic quietly infects the couple's insular world.
64E4 MAINSTAGE at 4:45pm

• Plath.
This new musical follows Sylvia Plath’s years at Smith College.
The Theater at the 14th Street Y at 5pm

• The Starter
A group of friends attempt their first grown-up dinner party. Based on works by Anton Chekhov.
The Celebration Of Whimsy at 4:45pm

• Type What Now
An unlikely diagnosis takes Jessie on a journey exploring body image and chronic illness.
The White Box at 440 Studios at noon

And one more still TBA at Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente at 4:15

FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy. In 1997, New York City became the seventh US city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. FringeNYC has presented over 3000 performing groups representing every continent, prompting Switzerland's national daily, The New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC as “the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists.”

FringeNYC has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Matt & Ben, Never Swim Alone, Jammer, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, Brandon Teena, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, 21 Dog Years, The Twentieth Century Way, Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer, The Irish Curse, Jurassic Parq, The Fartiste,  and Silence! The Musical; movies including WTC View and Armless; and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair). FringeNYC alumni include Bradley Cooper, Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory), Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me, CNN's Inside Man), Mindy Kaling, Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin), Alex Timbers (Rocky), Leigh Silverman (Violet), W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Chris Lowell (Enlisted), David Anders (iZombie) and Kristen Schall (Last Man on Earth), among countless other success stories.

FringeNYC runs August 14 - 30, 2015 with shows running 2pm - midnight weekdays and noon - midnight on weekends. Tickets are $18 each available at www.FringeNYC.org. Discount passes for multiple shows (including the Fiver and the all-you-can-see Lunatic Pass) are also available.  Tickets can also be purchased in person at FringeCentral (56 E 1st Street between 1st & 2nd Aves). For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org.


August 30, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

DADDY'S BOY"
August 30 at 8:00 PM
August 31 at 9:00 PM
September 3 at 9:00 PM
September 5 at 5:00 PM
September 6 at 2:00 PM
September 6 at 8:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Daddy's Boy" by Cristian Avila begins in the boxing ring, with 17 year old national wrestling champion Milo facing off against his childhood best friend, J.T. This match is not just a physical battle but a battle of values as well, since Milo identifies as queer and J.T. represents the homophobia of Milo's Texas hometown that his two fathers fled for more liberal Manhattan. As Milo is about to win the match, J.T.'s homophobic dad screams out "faggott," which serves to fuel Milo even more. Milo's victory sashay and pink singlet are recorded and the footage goes viral, prompting a media backlash that triggers a horrific assault on his life. This tragic event and Milo's bravery drive his "straight acting" dads to face their fears of their own homosexuality and to come together to support their son as he embarks on the long road to forgiveness and healing. Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival will present the play's world premiere August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. "Daddy's Boy" is about celebrating who you are, but also about the inevitable challenges that come with doing this. While it is often easier to give in to social pressures to fit in, Milo refuses to repress who he is and this, in turn, empowers other characters to think about their own identities. The play is very much in touch with present issues facing the LGBTQ community and the impact of the media on their movement, asking, "how much progress has actually been made?"

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/daddy%27st.htm

Theater for the New City (Community Theater)


 

August 29, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ASTORIA MUSIC AND ARTS 7th Annual ASTORIA MUSIC NOW!: NEW WORLD QUEENS FEST
Saturday, August 29, 2015 Noon-9pm.
Astoria Park

The event will include the following activities:
Over 60 musical acts and visual artists with the goal of raising eco-awareness.
Musical Acts ranging from bossanova, reggae, ska, R&B, rock, psychedelic, Americana, indie, funk, blue grass and Afro-Cuban bands.
A pie-eating contest sponsored by Astor Bake Shop
A family dance party experience for children 1 to 12 years old by Little Club Heads,
A dance tent featuring Sol Dance Studios,
A puppet show by WonderSpark from Raising Astoria, and a giant Kaiju Big Battle Monster.

Please enjoy a day where approximately 1,000 New Yorkers will come and enjoy various festivities and humanities that beautify our neighborhood, improves education of the arts, and enhances our youth’s interest in various artistic talents.

Astoria Park


August 27, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP:
One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes
Written by Julie Novak and Eva Tenuto
Directed by Eva Tenuto
Saturday August 22 @5:15PM
Monday August 24 @8:45PM
Thursday August 27 @3PM
Friday August 28 @5:15PM
Saturday August 29 @ 7:15PM
Under St. Marks theater

TMI Project presents Julie Novak in her tour de force solo show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP: One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival starting Saturday August 22nd at Under St. Marks Theater. Eva Tenuto directs.

At the age of three, Julie Novak walked up the driveway of her home carrying a heavy Craftsman tool box. When asked by her mother where she got it, her only thought was “shouldn't I always have had this toolbox with me?” And so it went that throughout her adolescence Julie found herself as not really having a defined position on the gender spectrum. America's Next Topis her incredibly humorously told, sometimes painful journey of coming out and fearlessly displaying her androgyny to others while taking the risk of eliciting their confusion and leaving them fumbling for the right pronoun...Ah Sir? Ma'am?... Sir? It's also a showcase for her abundant comedic talent, infectious energy, charisma and skill as a singer, impersonator and all around dynamic performer.

Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased online or on your Smartphone. To purchase tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org and choose the performance (a convenience charge applies). Alternately you can purchase tickets in person at FringeCENTRAL, located at 56 East 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).

Under St. Marks Theater | 94 St. Marks Place between 1st and 2nd Avenues


 

August 26, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Vancouver's Alley Theatre presents US Premiere
LITTLE ONE
At The New York International Fringe Festival
THU Aug 20 7:00 - 8:00
FRI Aug 21 3:30 - 4:30
SUN Aug 23 8:30 - 9:30
WED Aug 26 5:15 - 6:15
FRI Aug 28 2:45 - 3:45
Aug. 20 -28

64 East 4th Street Theater

“Suburban horror brilliantly rendered … Moscovitch’s splendidly creepy one-act is witty, smart and insidious.” – Globe & Mail

“Deeply disturbing but laced with humor and surprising twists … this production is riveting throughout.” – Georgia Straight

“Will leave you transformed – guaranteed.” - Vancouverscape

After a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Vancouver Fringe 2014, award-winning and innovative director AMIEL GLADSTONE (FringeNYC Alumni Louis & Dave in a car, Zastrozzi, and The Black Box) re-teams with actor/producers MARISA SMITH and DANIEL ARNOLD (FringeNYC Excellence Award Tuesdays & Sundays) to mount the wryly comic thriller LITTLE ONE at FringeNYC, a play by HANNAH MOSCOVITCH - “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright” (National Post, Globe & Mail, Now Magazine).

When 4-year-old Claire is adopted into the family,6-year-old Aaron has to learn to “love” his new monster of a sister. Told through the now adult voices of these adopted siblings, Little One weaves a story of childhood horror and teenage trauma into a twisted, wryly funny, and ultimately haunting experience. One that asks how long you’d let a psychopath control your life … and what you’d do to regain it.


Tickets are $18, available at www.fringenyc.

64 East 4th Street Theater



 

August 25, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Ashley Jacobson's
THE AMERICAN PLAY
Sun Aug. 16 at 7:15PM
Fri Aug. 21 at 4:45PM
Tue Aug. 25 at 2:30PM
Thu Aug 27 at 7PM
Sat Aug 29 at 2:15PM
The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre--
The New York International Fringe Festival

The Dirty Blondes (Artistic Director Ashley J. Jacobson and Executive Director Elizabeth Sarkady) present THE AMERICAN PLAY, an American Psyco themed drama opening August 16th at the Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre as part of the 19th Annual New York Fringe Festival. The cast includes Michael DeBartolo, John C. Nagy III and Jen Jacobs (HBO's Girls). Two college boys whose obsession with Bret Easton Ellis's novel and character of Patrick Bateman find themselves inspired to seek out violence and dominance in their daily lives. The obsession sets them on a destructive path towards an unattainable masculinity that causes them to act out their fantasies in devastating ways. THE AMERICAN PLAY won awards for Outstanding Production of A New Play, Outstanding Direction and Lighting at the 2012 Planet Connections Theater Festivity.

Tickets are $18 plus surcharge. For Tickets/Information go to www.FringeNYC.org and www.thedirtyblondes.org.

The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre | 115 MacDougal Street


 

August 22, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP:
One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes
Written by Julie Novak and Eva Tenuto
Directed by Eva Tenuto
Saturday August 22 @5:15PM
Monday August 24 @8:45PM
Thursday August 27 @3PM
Friday August 28 @5:15PM
Saturday August 29 @ 7:15PM
Under St. Marks theater

TMI Project presents Julie Novak in her tour de force solo show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP: One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival starting Saturday August 22nd at Under St. Marks Theater. Eva Tenuto directs.

At the age of three, Julie Novak walked up the driveway of her home carrying a heavy Craftsman tool box. When asked by her mother where she got it, her only thought was “shouldn't I always have had this toolbox with me?” And so it went that throughout her adolescence Julie found herself as not really having a defined position on the gender spectrum. America's Next Topis her incredibly humorously told, sometimes painful journey of coming out and fearlessly displaying her androgyny to others while taking the risk of eliciting their confusion and leaving them fumbling for the right pronoun...Ah Sir? Ma'am?... Sir? It's also a showcase for her abundant comedic talent, infectious energy, charisma and skill as a singer, impersonator and all around dynamic performer.

Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased online or on your Smartphone. To purchase tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org and choose the performance (a convenience charge applies). Alternately you can purchase tickets in person at FringeCENTRAL, located at 56 East 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).

Under St. Marks Theater | 94 St. Marks Place between 1st and 2nd Avenues



August 21, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Vancouver's Alley Theatre presents US Premiere of
LITTLE ONE
At The New York International Fringe Festival
THU Aug 20 7:00 - 8:00
FRI Aug 21 3:30 - 4:30
SUN Aug 23 8:30 - 9:30
WED Aug 26 5:15 - 6:15
FRI Aug 28 2:45 - 3:45
Aug. 20 -28
64 East 4th Street Theater

“Suburban horror brilliantly rendered … Moscovitch’s splendidly creepy one-act is witty, smart and insidious.” – Globe & Mail

“Deeply disturbing but laced with humor and surprising twists … this production is riveting throughout.” – Georgia Straight

“Will leave you transformed – guaranteed.” - Vancouverscape

After a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Vancouver Fringe 2014, award-winning and innovative director AMIEL GLADSTONE (FringeNYC Alumni Louis & Dave in a car, Zastrozzi, and The Black Box) re-teams with actor/producers MARISA SMITH and DANIEL ARNOLD (FringeNYC Excellence Award Tuesdays & Sundays) to mount the wryly comic thriller LITTLE ONE at FringeNYC, a play by HANNAH MOSCOVITCH - “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright” (National Post, Globe & Mail, Now Magazine).

When 4-year-old Claire is adopted into the family,6-year-old Aaron has to learn to “love” his new monster of a sister. Told through the now adult voices of these adopted siblings, Little One weaves a story of childhood horror and teenage trauma into a twisted, wryly funny, and ultimately haunting experience. One that asks how long you’d let a psychopath control your life … and what you’d do to regain it.

Tickets are $18, available at www.fringenyc.

64 East 4th Street Theater


August 20, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

Eighth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival in Union City
Seeking Entries for 2015

The City of Union City will host the Eighth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival to be held from October 19 - 24, 2015.

This year's six day festival will include two evenings of feature films; three evenings of screening the finalists of the short film competing category; and a red carpet Awards Ceremony on the sixth day.

Submissions are being accepted in all categories. (NO pornography please.) Films should be no longer than fifteen minutes in length. Those interested may submit their film in DVD format, along with a cover letter, synopsis, film credits, awards if any, and contact information to:

Commissioner Lucio P. Fernandez
Department of Public Affairs
3715 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087

Attn: Film Entry

Please include in the cover letter that the entry is being submitted by the property owner or licensee, and giving the City of Union City the right to publicly screen the film as part of the NoHu International Film Festival.

Please note, DVD's will not be returned.

Entry deadline is Monday, October 5, 2015 (no exception). No fee. No Application form required. Foreign language films accepted. This is a juried festival. Please include if this is a "World Premiere", "USA Premiere", "New Jersey Premiere", or "Union City Premiere". All entries will be considered. Finalists will be notified via e-mail. Please write on DVD cover contact name, email, and genre.

The Red Carpet Awards presentation for the Festival will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the William Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City, NJ. Admission is free.

www.NoHuFilmFestival.blogspot.com


 

Sophia Romma
"That Queer Blind Silence"
Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:00 PM.
Special matinee August 23 at 3:00 PM.
August 5 to 23, 2015
13th Street Repertory Company

The human condition of gays in contemporary Russia mirrors life in a phantasmagoric insane asylum. That's the view of a new play, "That Queer Blind Silence" by émigré playwright Sophia Romma. Her political farce, written in English but in the style of Russian Expressionism, depicts the ordeals of a fictional figure skater whose character was inspired partly by the life and career of bronze medalist Johnny Weir. Underground International Voices of Theatre, in association with The O'Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation, will present the play's world premiere runAugust 5 to 23 at 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 West 13th Street, NYC, directed by John Beshaw-Farrell. Ten percent of ticket sales will be donated to Underground International Voices of Theatre to support that organization's efforts for equal rights of the LGBTQ community in the Russian Federation.

Homosexuality had been decriminalized in Russian in 1993, and to Russian émigré Sophia Romma, herself an accomplished figure skater, the change in Russia's political landscape suggested a certain regression into delusional psychopathology, which she paints in this play. It is an absurd, outrageous, macabre tale in which a fictitious gold medalist in figure skating is stripped of his honor and exiled to an asylum in Siberia, where the head psychiatrist, a lascivious sex-nik and mistress of Vladimir Putin, reforms homosexuals through spiritual cleansing and ludicrous soul-purging psychiatric tactics.

Director John Beshaw Farrell explains that thematically, the asylum in the play symbolizes Russia herself, maddened by her own lost grandeur: Orthodox, Imperial and Soviet. The inmates have all been useful idiots in advancing dishonest propaganda. The consequence of being betrayed by what they thought were their virtues has left them all damaged, unfit for any other life but that of a madhouse.

The play is choreographed by Leslie Dockery. Set design is by Gregory Okshteyn. Music is by Michael Bulychev-Okser. Theme music for "Paul Robeson" is by Otis Cotton. Incidental music is performed live by "Manana" from Armenia. The actors are Alice Bahlke, Walter Krochmal, Grant Morenz, Tommie Thompson, Gavin Rohrer and Marina Levinson.

Tickets $20 general admission. Box office 866-811-4111 (Ovation Tix)
For more information or advance purchase visit www.thatqueerblindsilence.com

13th Street Repertory Company | 50 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10011


 

August 14, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
"Macbeth"
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
July 30 to August 15
By the Drilling Company
The parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street

Macbeth and Banquo reminded director Jesse Ontiveros of Fidel and Che, and that was the genesis for his idea to set "Macbeth" in a banana republic for the Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, in a production to be presented July 30 to August 15 in the parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street (between Delancey and Rivington Streets), behind The Clemente.

"Macbeth" is a play about power and this production seeks perspective on its eternal themes from the political history of Latino cultures.  Director Jesse Ontiveros, who directed Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's "As You Like It" in 2006, is of Mexican heritage.  Hamilton Clancy, Artistic Director of The Drilling Company which produces Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, is excited to welcome Ontiveros back to direct as his company begins its new partnership with The Clemente, an arts organization that serves the Latino community.

All admission is free. Seats are available on a first come first served basis, with audience members often arriving early to secure a place. Audience members are welcome to bring their own chairs. Once seats are gone, blankets are spread out. No one has ever been turned away and there's never a wait for tickets.

The parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street| Between Delancey and Rivington Streets| NYC



August 13, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

South Street Seaport Museum presents Sip 'n' Sails:
Wine, Sailing, and Sunsets
Thursday August 13. 7PM – 9PM.
Pier 16 - South Street Seaport Museum

South Street Seaport Museum announces Sip ‘n’ Sails aboard the nineteenth century schooner Pioneer. Beginning Thursday, August 13, 2015 and continuing for select Thursday evenings, join Pasanella & Son Vintners aboard Pioneer to experience the stunning sunset over New York harbor while tasting a variety of fine coastal wines. Also available will be a selection of delectable finger foods from Grandaisy Bakery, including assorted pizzette and focaccia. Tickets are $85 ($75 for members of the South Street Seaport Museum) and must be ordered in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34598?sitePreference=normal.

Pier 16 - South Street Seaport Museum |12 Fulton St.
NYC 10038


 

August 12, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

#summernights @ El Museo
THIS WEDNESDAY
UPTOWN BOUNCE: Summer Nights at 104th & 5th
Wednesday, August 12 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | FREE | RSVP here
El Museo & The Museum of the City of New York

Join El Museo & The Museum of the City of New York for the FINAL night of the Uptown Bounce summer series, featuring music, gallery talks, art workshops, breakdancing, summer drinks, local food & more!

This week at El Museo, artists Maximo Colon and Marcos Dimas from our exhibition ¡PRESENTE! The Young Lords in New York will be in Las Galerias discussing their work. On 104th Street between both museums, check out a live performance by George Emilio Sanchez, Buried Up To My Neck While Thinking Outside The Box. Sanchez reprises his original outdoor work in a free-wheeling, ongoing performance in which he is buried in a mountain of trash sprinkled with signs that state, "Trash=Art" or "Art=Trash." Music all night by DJ Turmix with video projections by Nat Castañeda. Throughout the evening check out chalking by FEEGZ & crew and participate in art making in the courtyard!

At the City Museum, join a gallery tour, dance to DJ Grandmaster Caz spinning hip-hop, funk & soul, and enjoy chalk art by Kady Perry.


El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY | 10029
1230 FIFTH AVENUE AT 104TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10024 | 212.831.7272
OPEN TUES - SAT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM
Copyright @ 2015 El Museo del Barrio All rights reserved.



 

New York Cool Tip:

TRU PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS Summer Workshop Series
June 16th, June 30th, July 15th, July 28th, August 11th. 7:15PM-8PM
The Playroom Theater

Most theater professionals are not salaried employees. They are self-employed. Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) has pinpointed some specific business skills needed by the artistically self-employed, and addresses them with a new series of workshops: The TRU PATHWAYS Summer Workshop Series for Producers and Artists, on Tuesday June 16th, Tuesday June 30th, Wednesday July 15th, Tuesday July 28th, and Tuesday August 8th at 7:15pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

Summer's a time for fun and relaxation, but don't let your career goals fall by the wayside. This series of 5 workshops will help get your artistic career in shape and set you on the path to success! Purposely scheduled for weekday nights to leave your weekends free for sun and fun. (Learning some basic secrets of success can also be fun!)

You must register in advance by paying at the TRU Store: http://www.truonline.org/store.html
or by sending a check to:
Theater Resources Unlimited/Pathways
309 W. 104th Street, 1D,
NYC NY 10025

The Playroom Theater|151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor
NYC 10036




August 8, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

SummerStage
30th Anniversary DJ Celebration
Quantic
Gilles Peterson
Afrika Bambaataa
in association with Giantstep
Saturday, August 8
Doors at 5pm
Central Park, Manhattan
Central Park Manhattan

FREE

Quantic, aka Will Holland is a British born musician, producer and DJ making soul, electronic & Latin music saturated in the tropical soundwaves of the Caribbean. Holland has developed a sound that bridges heritage and progression, marrying spontaneous musicianship with deep, exciting tonality. Holland has completed his fourth Quantic record, which is his fifteenth studio album to date, which features influences from Ethiopian Jazz to Haitian Compas, Salsa Dura from his Colombian homestead, to Detroit techno, with electric sub bass and beat programming, all part of Quantic's trademark sound. Holland records and mixes from his own Sonido del Valle studio where he utilizes a range of vintage studio equipment, working as part sound engineer, musician and producer to procure a rich and original sound.

Gilles Peterson: Website
When all is said and done, whichever role Gilles Peterson is performing -- DJ, broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss, or plain old record collector -- the music is always the bottom line. His passion and enthusiasm is unfailing and deeply infectious. Starting off life as a club DJ, Peterson continues to spin passionately in venues around the world. As for the radio, his new 3-hour Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 6 Music has seen him take his unique musical mix to a new and growing audience of music lovers whilst the syndicated worldwide radio show. From Sun-Ra to James Blake to Theo Parrish and Flying Lotus; if it swings in the right places, it's in. Peterson is also at the forefront of his own independent label, Brownswood Recordings, which launched in 2006 as an outlet for his favourite new discoveries.

Afrika Bambaataa
Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather," "Godfather," and "The Amen Ra," of Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading rap and Hip-Hop culture throughout the world. He has consistently made records nationally and internationally, every one to two years, spanning the 1980s through now. Due to his early use of drum machines and computer sounds, Bam (as he is affectionately known) was instrumental in changing the way R&B and other forms of Black music were recorded. His creation of Electro Funk, beginning with his piece "Planet Rock," helped fuel the development of other musical genres such as Freestyle or Latin Freestyle, Miami Bass, Electronica, House, Hip House, and early Techno.

For complete series lineup, please visit SummerStage.org

PLEASE NOTE: SummerStage shows take place outdoors and take place RAIN OR SHINE. Shows are only cancelled in the event of what event organizers consider to be dangerous winds or lightning. Schedule of events and performers is subject to change. The following cannot be brought into the Central Park venue: glass bottles, cans, coolers, folding chairs, bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, beach umbrellas, video cameras, selfie sticks, professional camera gear, tripods or pets. SummerStage is not responsible for prohibited items left outside the venue. Bags subject to search. Alcoholic beverages are forbidden in NYC Parks. The distribution and sale of unauthorized promotional materials is banned. Beer and wine are on sale at the Central Park venue for onsite consumption only. Smoking is prohibited in all NYC parks.

Central Park


 

Rocky Dawuni and DJ Sweet V
Saturday August 8th, 2015. 7:30-9:45pm. Lincoln Center Atrium (61 West 62nd St)

Rocky Dawuni’s unique “Afro-Roots” sound has made him famous in his native Ghana and earned him a global following. Using a funky blend of soul, pop, Afrobeat, and reggae, Dawuni’s songs straddle Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Influences include the soulfulness of Fela Kuti; the positivity and deep grooves of Bob Marley; and the infectious, sing-along anthems of Michael Franti, K’naan, and Matisyahu. Dawuni has worked with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Jason Mraz, Sharon Jones, Janelle Monae, John Legend, and many others. He is also an eloquent and passionate spokesman for many global causes.

Cost: Free!
For more information visit http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/2015/rocky-dawun
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Lincoln Center Atrium | 61 West 62nd St.


 

Rooftop Films
DIVINE LOCATION
(Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken | Germany | 99 min.)
Saturday, August 8
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Film Begins
10:30PM Q&A with Filmmakers Ulrike Franke & Michael Loeken
11:00PM After-party Sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka
Old American Can Factory


Not many people wake up in the morning and have “build a lake” on their to-do list. But for a group of real estate developers in Dortmund Germany, this seemed to be the logical solution for attracting buyers to a 650 acre plot of contaminated landscape. As a result Phoenix Lake rises from the ashes of a decaying industrial region near the river Ruhr. Divine Location is a portrait of progress.
Bouncing from the comic-tragic experiences of those involved and dipping into the lives of those being changed by it; local shopkeepers, former steel mill workers, budding families, rowdy teens, intrusive geese. Wryly following the absurdity and rare rationality at the heart of gentrification, the film is a hilarious exploration of human endeavor. Is building nature now man’s greatest industrial achievement?
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/divine-location/



THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY
(On the roof)
Roof and Courtyard
GOWANUS
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union


August -5, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

Rooftop Films
HUMAN RESOURCES SEASON TWO PREMIERE (FREE WITH RSVP)
Tuesday, August 4
8:00PM Doors Open and Pre-Show Reception Sponsored by The Naked Grape and Brewery Ommegang
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Sneak Preview of the Season 2 Premiere of Human Resources
9:30PM Q&A with the cast
9:45PM Short Films Begin
Solar One

ls on the cusp of adulthood, whose greatest artistic challenges lie in letting go.
Director Alexandra Dahlström captures the multifaceted nature of friendship, alongside energetic, pop-punk performances with intimate behind-the-scenes interviews. Join us for a live performance from the band members, before this

Free With Reservation

More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/ schedule/human-resources

SOLAR ONE | On the pier along the water
KIPS BAY
24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East at 23rd Street and the East River, New York, NY 10010
R/6 to 23rd St., walk all the way east.


 

Rooftop Films
Wednesday, August 5
COLD CONFLICTS: SWEDISH SHORT FILMS (FREE SHOW)
7 :00PM Live Music by Vulkano
8:00PM Films Begin
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens.

Swedish cinema’s vitality shines in these shorts centered on non-conventional relationships.
THE FILMS: I Turn to You (Victor Lindgren); Bath House (Niki Lindroth von Bahr); All We Share (Jenny Carlsson); Boy-Razor (Peter Pontikis); Pussy Have the Power (Lovisa Sirén).
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/cold-conflicts-swedish-short-films/


Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens.

 


 

August 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
"Romeo and Juliet"
Drilling Company
July 17 to August 2
Bryant Park

Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" exquisitely pleads for similar and neighboring peoples to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. The play will be set in a modern city which is divided by wealth and class. Directed by David Marantz, it aims to send a clear message about the violence that can result from social division and corporate greed.

In Marantz's "contemporary" version of Verona, the city is dominated by religion and divided between rich and poor. Everybody carries weapons openly, which leads to fighting on the streets. Capulet industries, run by Juliet's wealthy, conservative family, is running the town. Romeo hails from a different wealthy family that funds social activism; they run the Montague Center for Social Justice. Class conflict has created a modern dystopia from which the two lovers want to flee. Such a milieu enables some innovative character choices, for example, Mercutio is no longer just a hothead. Played by a woman, the character will be transformed into an impulsive firebrand activist. Tybalt is Head of Security for Capulet Industries. In the balcony scene, Romeo must overcome the video surveillance that protects the wealthy.

For this production, the performing area is on the Bryant Park Stage, which is across the park from the Upper Terrace Steps, at the Fountain Terrace near Sixth Avenue, with audience on the gravel and lawn. As always, admission is free, nearby food kiosks serve affordable meals, capacious rest rooms are close at hand and seating on bistro chairs is guaranteed for everyone. Best of all, there is no waiting in line for tickets.

Bryant Park Shakespeare will present "Romeo and Juliet", produced by The Drilling Company July 17 to August 2, 2015 in Bryant Park(6th Avenue at 42nd Street, Manhattan) Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Admission is Free. For Info call 212-873-9050 or visit the websites www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.com and www.drillingcompany.org.

Bryant Park|6th Avenue at 42nd Street| Manhattan


 

August 1, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

World Premiere of
Comfort Women: A New Musical
Directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim
July 31 at 8pm
Aug 1 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 2 at 3pm and 7pm
Aug 4 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 5 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 6 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 7 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 8 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 9 at 3pm and 7pm
Friday July 31- Sunday August 9, 2015
Theatre at St. Clements

Comfort Women: A New Musical, directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim with musical direction by TekGoo Kang. Written by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, and Joann Malory Mieses, with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park.

Set in 1941, Comfort Women takes us to Seoul, Korea, where we meet Goeun, a young woman whose brother is attempting to revolt against the Imperial Japanese Army. Goeun meets a man who promises her a good paying job at a factory in Tokyo. Feeling like she has no other options to support her family, she chooses to leave her home and take the job. Unfortunately Goeun soon realizes that this is not the dream opportunity that she has been promised. She is held hostage, transported to Indonesia, and is forced to become a Japanese Imperial Army sexual slave. We follow Goeun through this life-altering experience as she befriends fellow slaves (Comfort Women) and they plan their impossible escape.

Comfort Women: A New Musical by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David, Aguirre, and Joann Malory Mieses with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park. Directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim with musical direction by TekGoo Kang. Featuring Sandra W. Lee, Megan Lee Hodson, Garett Taketa, Daniel Kennedy, Roger Yeh, Edward Ikeguchi, Yeena Sung, Bomi Yim, Tricia Fukuhara, Jann Punwattana, Maggie Lalley, Tomoka Iwata, Paul
Marquez, Wilton Yeung, and Tenzin Yeshi.

Tickets: $39- $69 http://www.comfortwomenmusical.com www.web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34622 866-811-4111


Theatre at St. Clements | 423 W. 46th St | New York, NY 10036
(Between 9th and 10th Avenues

 




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