Financial Center at which the Winter Garden (pictured above)
is a main focal point is located:
within Lower Manhattan's Battery Park City on the western
edge just off of the Hudson River.
& Exhibitions at the WFC
Thursday, February 21st
Live ice carving: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, February 22nd
Live ice carving: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brookfield Place World Financial Center Plaza, 220 Vesey Street (btw. North End Avenue and West Street)
FREE for all!
ALSO Going On:
Second annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival presents two days of free music with Buddy Guy, Neko Case, John Mayall and Charles Bradley on July 11th and 12th
at World Financial Center Plaza.
Buddy Guy to sign copies of his bestselling new memoir on July 11th at 5pm EST
inside World Financial Center Winter Garden
Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12, 2012
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
Buddy Guy - At age 74, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound. He has been awarded 23 W.C. Handy Blues Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, the Presidential National Medal of Arts, and 6 Grammy Awards, including “Best Contemporary Blues Album” for his 2010 album Living Proof. Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 30 of its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
Quinn Sullivan – Quinn Sullivan is a 12-year-old blues guitar prodigy who has toured with Buddy Guy and been featured on several national television shows, including Ellen, Oprah, The Today Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
John Mayall - John Mayall is often referred to as the “Father of the British blues.” Founded in the 1950s, his band, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, has served as a launching pad for such legendary artists as Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, and many more.
THURSDAY, JULY 12
Neko Case –Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Neko Case has developed a sound all her own: a mix of country, gospel, torch, and pop, and her five full-length solo albums (not to mention her two live collections and Canadian Amp EP) have won her critical acclaim and countless devotees.
Charles Bradley and the Extraordinaires – 63-year-old Charles Bradley released his debut album No Time For Dreaming in 2011 and has since gone on to win accolades for his haunting, soulful voice, and is one of the leading lights on the esteemed label, Daptone Records.
He's My Brother, She's My Sister - Led by brother and sister Rob and Rachel Kolar, He's My Brother, She's My Sister also includes tap dancer Lauren Brown and cellist Satya Bhabha. Together, they create a mix of folk, glam and western swing, and their live performances are full of dancing, humor, nostalgia, and great vibes.
WFC IN THE LOOP
Friday, April 15, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Calling all crafters! World Financial Center In The Loop provides yarn, patterns, and expert instruction to create projects with a purpose. This spring we will continue to make baby hats and booties to benefit Living for the Young Family through Education (LYFE) and will start a new toy project! Visit www.wfcintheloop.blogspot.com for details.
ALLIANCE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS & WRITERS
ART.WRITE.NOW. National Exhibition, showcasing this year’s winners of the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and ART.WRITE.NOW. Atelier, a storefront presentation of live art production by past winners of the Awards
ART.WRITE.NOW. 2011 National Exhibition
June 1 - 19, 2011
Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
June 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 12:00 pm –4:00 pm
WFC Courtyard Gallery
ART.WRITE.NOW. 2011 features stunning examples of teen-produced work in the areas of film, photography, sculpture, poetry, painting, fashion, drawing, short stories, video game designs, and more. These talented teenagers, winners in the 2011 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, follow in the footsteps of Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, John Baldessari, Philip Pearlstein, Sylvia Plath, and Joyce Carol Oates, who all won Awards when they were in high school.
- Tribeca Film Festival
at the World Financial Center
3 Days of Free Film
Each Night at the
following times Feature:
6:00 pm: Live Entertainment
8:00 pm: Film Screening
- World Financial Center's Screamin' Green Halloween
Saturday, October 30, 2010
12:00 - 4:00 pm
D Green your Halloween at the World Financial Center! Join artist-educators for mask and costume making with funky recycled and repurposed materials, compete with other witches and warlocks in “Put a Spider in the Brew”, “Bowling for Ghosts” and a twist on the traditional “Bobbing for Apples,” and enjoy organic and fair-trade candy treats. Exchange last year¹s costume for a new one at the Costume Swap, each gently used and ready-to-wear. Mini parades led by the Hungry March Band will take place on the Plaza at 1, 2 and 3pm, and the day ends with a Ghosts & Goblins Parade to Poets House for a reading of spooky poems and seasonal snacks.
Ride your bike to the event! Free valet bicycle parking provided by Transportation Alternatives.
World Financial Center Shops & Restaurants will have Screamin’ Green Halloween specials and sales!
- The NutCracker
by the New York Theatre Ballet
WFC Winter Garden
Wednesday, December 1 at
12:30pm & 6:00 pm
Start off the holiday season with New York Theatre Ballet’s production of everyone’s favorite, The Nutcracker. This ballet performance is sure to enchant and delight the entire family.
- Santa's Winter Garden
WFC Winter Garden
Saturday, Dec 11 from
10:00am–1:00pm & 2:00–7:00pm
Sunday, Dec 12 from10:00am–1:00pm & 2:00–5:00pm
Monday, Dec 13 from
10:00am–1:00pm & 2:00–7:00pm
The beautiful Winter Garden is the setting for Santa, reindeer and some lively Elves! Bring your family, co-workers, partners, and friends for a holiday photo with the Gent of Generosity.
- Big Apple Chorus
December 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 17, 22, 2010
12:30 - 1:30 pm
December 18 & 19, 2010
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Here's that wonderful troupe performing a cappella versions of our favorite holiday tunes.
NEW YORK CLASSICAL THEATRE
Tuesday - Sunday
February 4-17, 2012
February 21 & 22, 2012
February 23-March 11, 2012
All Shows begin at 7:00 pm
WFC Winter Garden
New York Classical Theatre returns to the World Financial Center with Playing Molière. Using their signature performance style, Panoramic Theatre, this unique production of Moliere’s shorter comedies hearkens back to the 17th century playwright’s roots in the Commedia dell’Arte. The characters of Playing Molière, including cuckolded husbands, sneaky servants, demanding fathers, and quick-witted lovers, have inspired an entire generation of physical comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and the Marx Brothers.
ADRIÁN VILLAR ROJAS
BEFORE MY BIRTH
March 1 – 29 from
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
March 27 - 28 at
Celebrating excellence in independent cinema, the NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME) and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) showcase the best of "Made in NY" film with a two-night series, including BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER'S JOURNEY, METROPOLITAN, and special guests.
NOODLEPALOOZA: WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER
TO SERVE UP OODLES OF NOODLES FOR $5 AND LESS, MAY 2
From kugel to dumplings, restaurants from the World Financial Center and throughout NYC to offer international array of noodle dishes for $5 and under
April 15 – May 11 from
7:00 am – 10:00 pm
WFC Winter Garden
For the Winter Garden, artist Katharine Harvey re-creates her site-specific installation Chandelier, which was first installed in Brookfield Place in Toronto. Consisting of thousands of recycled plastic containers which have been washed, de-labeled, and strung together, this banal assemblage of cast-offs depicts a symbol of luxury and opulence while commenting on the glut of plastic in consumer society. Built from water bottles, sandwich trays, muffin tins, salad boxes, egg cartons, and more, the over-sized metamorphosis is elegantly unsettling, yet capable of filling the viewer with a renewed sense of wonder.
Unless otherwise indicated, the following items take place at
the Winter Garden
BMI PARTNERS WITH SILVERSTEIN PROPERTIES TO PRESENT THE
2nd ANNUAL ‘7 WORLD TRADE CENTER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES’
Nine singer/songwriters to perform free on four Fridays
in the park outside 7 World Trade Center
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), the U.S. performing right organization that represents over 500,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, is partnering with New York real estate company Silverstein Properties, Inc. to host the 2nd annual series of free summer music performances in the public park in front of 7 World Trade Center (250 Greenwich St.) in Downtown Manhattan.
Friday, June 29 at 11:30 am
At the tender age of 21, Katie Costello has already released two full-length albums “Kaleidoscope Machine” (2008), “Lamplight” (2011), and two 5-song EPs, “The City In Me” (2010), “Follow Your Every Beat” (2012). A Brooklyn resident, Katie has created a sound all her own, Kitch-Edge, which makes her music delightfully refreshing and creative. Her many accomplishments include her music being played on KCRW (89.9 Santa Monica) “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and featured on the CW shows, “90210,” “One Tree Hill,” and ABC’s “Private Practice,” and “Switched At Birth”. Her song “Isn’t It Lovely” was the grand-prize winner of Sennheiser’s “My Song Contest,” which also landed her performances at the 2010 and 2011 NAMM conference. Katie’s music has also been highlighted in Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Blackbook Magazine, and on Vogue.com. http://www.katiecostellomusic.com/
Brandyn Burnette has been playing various instruments, including piano, ukelele, drums and guitar, since the tender age of 7 and added song writing to his repertoire at age 13. His music has been described as a tasteful blend of Soul and Pop with a timeless quality that evokes the sounds of yore. After only a semester, Brandyn bravely abandoned his full scholarship from prestigious New York University and began to bring his dream of a succeful music career to reality. With his career in full motion at just barely 20 years old, expect a lot from this up and coming new artist. He recorded his debut album in Los Angeles last summer (2011) with a very talented roster of award winning writers & producers. www.brandynburnette.com
Carrie Manolakos, already positioned in the top 100 of the iTunes pop charts with her debut album “Echo”, became an internet sensation with her haunting performance of Radiohead classic Creep, captured at her album release concert in April 2012 at (le) poisson rouge. She was selected for Elle Magazine’s 30 Under 30: Essential Names to Know, voted #1 by readers. She has been selling out venues all over New York City, most recently, back to back shows at the iconic Joe’s Pub on Memorial Day Weekend. http://www.carriemanolakos.com/carrie
Friday, July 13 at 11:30 am
In Chris Rob’s case, doing what he does best involves gracefully crossing over genres in every performance. From the age of four in Chicago’s south side, he studied classical piano, and quickly learned drums, bass and guitar. By the next decade he was in jazz and live hip hop clubs, refining his skills and developing his unique stage presence. Rob cites the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, as his chief inspiration, along with Herbie Hancock, Prince, John Coltrane and Rakim. Over the years, he has graced many stages across the globe including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Apollo Theater, The Blue Note, Essence Music Festival (New Orleans), Sai International Auditorium (India), Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (Indonesia), Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival (Spain), and the Royal Albert Hall(London). He has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Grammy Awards, VH1's Hip Hop Honors as well as NBC's "The Office" and "Last Comic Standing", on which he wrote and performed a live skit. Currently, Rob is putting the finishing touches on a live album, scoring for several independent films and will appear on Lauryn Hill’s highly anticipated studio project. www.chrisrobmusic.com
Friday, July 20 at 11:30 am
In this last year alone, Alicia Lemke has released her very first EP, five subsequent singles, two music videos, and with the help of PledgeMusic and funding exclusively from her fans, recorded and released her second EP, “Imaginary”, last July. Her music represents a brand of alternative pop bridging the gap between many influences. Alicia’s sound encompasses everything from her ethereal “Imaginary Man” to an innovative ukulele cover of Al Green’s “Love and Happiness. In just three short years, her extraordinary drive and passion have earned her a scholarship at Berklee College of Music, a growing international fan base, and a sponsorship from Gibson Guitars. Already found under iTunes “New and Noteworthy,” Alicia leaves listeners craving more of poetic lyrics, finger-style guitar and graceful, strong voice. www.alicialemke.com
British born James Maddock was first recognized in the United States as front man of the band Woods. Songs from Stamforn Hill, a record which is still a fan favorite ten years later, produced a Top 5 Triple A hit and was included in the first Dawson’s Creek compilations disc. In 2009 James released the exquisite collection of songs, Sunrise on Avenue C, for which he won the 2010-2011 NY Music Award for Best Americana Album. His next album, Wake Up and Dream, was released last year and was voted as one of the top albums of 2011 by New York City’s WFUV listeners. http://jamesmaddock.net/
Friday, July 27 at 11:30 am
Rachel Lorin, an unbelievably talented Atlanta-born teen, was schooled in the classics long before she made it to New York’s Professional Children’s School. Now, as part of BMI’s young writers’ roster, Rachel crafts her new soon-to-be classics with an ear for rock’s glory days but with the soul of today’s youth. Ask the high school student whom she is influenced by and she’ll rattle off a litany of rock’s legendary female performers including Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks and Heart’s Ann Wilson. Rachel was in the world premiere of Disney’s High School Musical I and II stage productions and, since moving to New York City, has appeared frequently off-Broadway. As a soloist, she has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival, center court at the US Open, and The Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Rachel also made her television acting debut in "Flying By," a Lifetime movie starring Billy Ray Cyrus and Heather Locklear. http://www.myspace.com/rachellorin
Grace Webber’s formative experience in music came when she was 10 years old, joining the Inner City Youth Gospel Choir in Milwaukee, where she performed regularly at churches and revivals around the city. Over time, Grace has deftly melded those early roots in soul and gospel with a modern pop sensibility. The Wisconsin native, who now lives in Brooklyn, has sung on the famed “Showtime at the Apollo” in Harlem, at the Kennedy Center, The Ella Awards, and on The Today Show. She was recognized at a young age by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and their core program YoungArts, named her a National Winner in Popular Voice and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Grace has even graced the Oprah Winfrey Show, handpicked by Oprah herself from hundreds of thousands of entrants in a national video to perform on the program. http://www.graceweber.com
Swear & Shake
Kari Spieler (vocals, lyrics, guitar), Adam McHeffey (vocals, lyrics, guitar, banjo, piano), Shaun Savage (electric bass), and Tom Elefante (percussion) are the members of the indie band Swear & Shake. The group formed in 2010 after Kari helped Adam record a demo of one of his original songs, "Johnnie." From that moment, they knew they were on to something good. Adam recruited longtime friends Shaun and Tom to flesh out the sounds behind Kari's soulful, smoky voice and Adam's catchy folk strumming. The band was a hit from their first release in November 2010, a five track album aptly titled "Extended Play," which received over 200,000 Creative Commons downloads in North American and Europe. In the first few months, favorite tunes like "Johnnie" and "Bones" started to pop up in covers on YouTube. The band's star seems to be continually on the rise, as they play premiere Manhattan and Brooklyn venues and released their fully-Kickstarter-funded LP, Maple Ridge, only a year after their formation. http://swearandshake.com/
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