At the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre within Central Park
Yeti, Set, Snow!
November 12 – February 23, 2020
Yeti, Set, Snow! – an original story and marionette production produced by the City Parks Foundation – will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. Perfect for families with young children, this winter adventure kicks off the holiday season with puppetry and music beginning November 12, 2019 throughout the winter season to February 23, 2020. The production is recommended for families with children ages 3 – 8.
Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti and pet cat, Tinsel Kitty, on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountaintop nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun, but also learns the value of friendship.
Times Square’s 12th Annual Valentine Heart
MODU and Eric Forman Studio
January 30 – March 1, 2020, Broadway Plaza at 46th Street
MODU and Eric Forman Studio use the magic of mirrors and light to remix and reflect the urban spectacle of New York City with Heart Squared. As viewers move around the skeletal structure evoking an anatomic heart, the reflections of 125 mirrors coalesce to reveal a kaleidoscopic portrait of city, visitor, and sky.
The 12th Annual Valentine Heart Design Competition is presented with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
MODU and Eric Forman Studio’s Heart Squared is the winner of 2020 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, which was curated by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. As this year’s winning design, Heart Squared will be unveiled on January 30 at 11am at Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets. The installation will remain on view for the month of February.
Tilted in various directions within a steel frame that evokes the outline of an anatomic heart, the 125 mirrors of Heart Squared transform the spectacle of Times Square into kaleidoscopic images of people, buildings, and brightly-lit billboards. While the position of each mirror seems random, the designers developed a specialized technique to calculate the specific angles in order to hide a playful surprise. As viewers move around the structure towards a special marked location, those hundreds of reflections suddenly coalesce, revealing a pixel heart of urban life surrounded by a field of mirrored sky.
Animal Farm at the Seeing Place
February 13 – 23, 2020
64 East 4th Street, Underground Space, NYC
75th Anniversary of the publishing of this novella
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”
The animals on a farm drive out their master and take over and run the farm for themselves. The experiment is successful, except that someone has to take the deposed farmer’s place. Leadership devolves upon the pigs, which are cleverer than the rest of the animals.
Unfortunately, their character is not equal to their intelligence. This dramatization remains faithful to the book’s plot and intent and retains both its affection for the animals and the incisiveness of its message.
This play is being performed by an ensemble of just four actors, which results in a fast-paced, tightly drawn interpretation of this timely story.
Cast/Creative Team for ANIMAL FARM: Starring Laura Clare Browne, Erin Cronican, William Ketter, and Brandon Walker. Directed by Erin Cronican and Brandon Walker. Sound Design by Brandon Walker. Costume Design by Erin Cronican.
18th Annual Orchid Show at the NY Botanical Garden
JEFF LEATHAM’S KALEIDOSCOPE
Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Sunday, April 19, 2020
2900 Southern Boulevard
Famed Floral Designer Jeff Leatham Is Set to Bring His Bold and Colorful Vision to The New York Botanical Garden’s 18th Annual Orchid Show
The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope Runs February 15 Through April 19, 2020
Bronx, NY—The popular orchid exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) returns for its 18th year with The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope. Thousands of orchids will be on dramatic display in dazzling creations by lifestyle icon and floral designer to the stars Jeff Leatham. On view February 15 through April 19, 2020, Leatham’s captivating designs and installations will transform each gallery of the exhibition in NYBG’s historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a different color experience, like a turn of a kaleidoscope.
Arches of hanging orchids of deliberate hues will deliver a kaleidoscopic tunnel effect and, along with other design surprises, bring thrilling and hypnotic sensory delights to the 2020 Orchid Show. Leatham is working with horticulturists from NYBG, including Senior Curator of Orchids Marc Hachadourian, to assemble orchids from its collections as well as from some of the finest growers in the world. Orchids of seemingly every conceivable shape and provenance, including rare and iconic specimens, will be on display in breathtaking configurations.
“Color is the first and most important aspect of my work, always,” Jeff Leatham said when describing his creations for The Orchid Show. “I want every gallery to be a different color experience for visitors as they move through them, like looking into a kaleidoscope. I loved kaleidoscopes as a child. You start dreaming as you look through one. People have seen the interiors of the Conservatory already, but with this exhibition, I want them to look through them like never before.”
Jeff Leatham is the award-winning artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, with studios also at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center and the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. He has been creating a sensation with his floral installations since he began his career in 1995. His work is a combination of his love for flowers and passion for design. Using shape, color, and simplicity, his creations are dramatic, bold, unforgettable statements that are always an integral part of the setting. Leatham has produced spectacular displays in Paris for nearly two decades, and in 2014, he was knighted with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres—the highest honor for artists and others who have made a significant contribution to French culture. His clients include Cher, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Oprah Winfrey, the Kardashians, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and many others. His publications—Flowers by Jeff Leatham, Flowers by Design, and Jeff Leatham: Visionary Floral Art and Design—remain best-selling design books worldwide.
During Orchid Evenings on select dates throughout the run of The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope, adults 21 and over can experience the exhibition at night with music, cash bars, and light bites. Advance ticket purchase is recommended to guarantee admission to these signature events.
At NYBG Shop, Orchid Show visitors may select from thousands of top-quality orchids, from exotic, hard-to-find specimens for connoisseurs to elegant yet easy-to-grow varieties for beginners available for purchase, along with orchid products and books.
For more information about The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope and to purchase tickets, please visit the Garden’s Web site at nybg.org.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Announces 2020 Kids Week Schedule
February 15 – February 22, 2020
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan
Over 40 Partners Participating in Themed Week of Fun, Educational Programming During NYC Public School Winter Break
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host its annual Kids Week festival from Saturday, February 15–Saturday, February 22. During Kids Week, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in dozens of fun-filled activities, live animal shows, hands-on workshops, performances, special guests, 3D experiences and interactive demonstrations that the whole family will enjoy.
The Kids Week theme is Full STEAM Ahead where science, technology, engineering, arts, math and fun take center stage. Through themed daily activities, kids can explore space and science, engage with the arts and music and learn all about animals.
Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, Kids Week will explore arts and music fun. Kids can enjoy a storytime performance by Paddington Bear, make their own puppets and origami, solve some out-of-the-box problems with Rosie Revere, learn about the history of 3D film and photography and enjoy a live performance by Joshua David Stein and his ensemble The Band Books.
Monday, February 17 through Wednesday, February 19, families can discover a safari and nature adventure. Kids will have the opportunity to meet animal ambassadors from around the world including a frilled dragon, kangaroo, golden eagle, screech owl, alligator and more. Families can learn all about skulls and skeletons of vertebrate animals, the diverse life of our oceans and get a drawing lesson from Drew Brockington, the author and illustrator of CatStronauts.
Thursday, February 20 through Saturday, February 22, kids will explore space and science. Families can explore our solar system with a planetary virtual reality experience and discover the science of baseball. There will be Mad Science shows, an augmented reality escape room and coding and robotics activities. Kids can also learn about Mars and Moon landers, baking cookies in space and the Apollo lunar samples.
Special guests include NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, NASA flight director Allison Bollinger, Jarod Miller, a zoologist and naturalist who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, along with his amazing animals, former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, birder, educator and author Heather Wolf and planetary geologist Natalie Curren.
Kids Week programming partners include Dazzling Discoveries, Puppetry Arts, OrigamiUSA, Story Pirates, Brooklyn Music School, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, the Museum of Interesting Things, WonderSpark Puppets, TheaterWorksUSA, the Climate Museum, Wild Encounters, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Two by Two Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Gazillion Bubble Show, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Billion Oyster Project, Wildlife Theater Group, NYU Tandon and Columbia Engineering, Math Matters to Me, Cornell University, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center, Curious On Hudson, Mad Science, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, ROBOFUN, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Jupiter Joe’s Sidewalk Astronomy, CUNYSAT-1 Lab, Rube Goldberg, the Columbia Space Initiative and more!
In addition, Intrepid Museum educators will lead live demonstrations, planetarium presentations and performances throughout each day.
All Kids Week activities are free with Museum admission.
Performers and schedule are subject to change. For complete Kids Week activity and performance schedules, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.
Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum is proudly supported by Coca-Cola.
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music presents RHYMES WITH OPERA
February 22, 2020
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music presents Rhymes with Opera as part of its popular Parlour Room Sessions series on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 5:30pm at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at: https://bkcm.org/event/parlour-room-sessions-rhymes-with-opera/.
For this performance, RWO will present a retrospective of the ensemble’s recent chamber opera premieres from 2012 to 2019, including excerpts from their May 2020 mainstage production of Adam Matlock and Brian Slattery’s Red Giant at The Flea Theater. Other selections include their 10th-anniversary opera Rumpelstiltskin (music by Ruby Fulton and George Lam), On Lonelinessand Solitude (music by Colin Read), and their critically acclaimed 2019 production of The Impossible She (music by Daniel Thomas Davis). This special performance will feature RWO ensemble members Elisabeth Halliday-Quan, Bonnie Lander, and Robert Maril, pianist Christopher Wilson, and saxophonist Zach Herchen, as well as conversations with the ensemble hosted by co-artistic director George Lam.
In a review of Rhymes With Opera’s recent mainstage production of Daniel Thomas Davis’s opera The Impossible She, Parterre Box called RWO “a leading voice in the performing and commissioning of contemporary opera.” RWO includes founding company members Ruby Fulton (composer); Elisabeth Halliday (soprano); George Lam (composer); Bonnie Lander (soprano); and Robert Maril (baritone). During the 2012-2013 season, Rhymes With Opera expanded to include a house band, the Rhymes With Orchestra, a chamber ensemble comprised of some of this generation’s most exciting contemporary instrumentalists. With the addition of the RWOrchestra, RWO has become a self-contained contemporary opera machine, commissioning and producing works that can be performed whole-cloth by the company. Since 2007, RWO has commissioned more than 17 new operas, ranging from one-minute “signature” pieces to evening-length productions. New operas commissioned and produced by RWO include Travis Sullivan’s Three Modern Pieces, Thomas Limbert’s Numbers / Dates, Jenny Olivia Johnson’s Book of Gazes, Kathleen Bader’s Leads, Douglas Buchanan’s Goblin Market, David Smooke’s Criminal Element, Adam Matlock’s Red Giant, and Erik Spangler’s Cantata For A Loop Trail, an outdoor hiking opera set in Gwynn Falls Leakin Park in Baltimore and Inwood Hill Park in New York City. https://www.rhymeswithopera.org/
We envision a world where every New Yorker, regardless of age, income or level of ability, has access to high-quality music instruction and music therapy. We believe that neighborhoods traditionally under-served by New York City cultural institutions need and deserve hands-on musical experiences, and that by creating these opportunities we are building a more vibrant, interconnected city. We have grown to become one of the largest providers of music education in the New York City public schools, reaching 4,500 students by placing top-notch music educators in 24 schools and 11 youth and senior centers citywide. Our cutting-edge music therapy program, in which clinically trained professionals use the therapeutic powers of music to address clients’ needs, serves 1,400 New Yorkers – making us a leading provider citywide and a training ground for professionals in this burgeoning field. Each week, 600 students stream into our Park Slope headquarters for private lessons or group classes in every major musical instrument, taught by a faculty comprised of world-class musicians and educators. We are Brooklyn’s top destination for the Suzuki method, an immersive approach based on the concept that all children can master the language of music, just as they master their mother tongue.
NYC Vintage Pop-up
February 23, 2020
The best and brightest in unique and affordable vintage can be found under one roof at this year’s Grand Bazaar NYC Vintage Pop-up.
Browse the racks of everything old-that’s-new again across all of the eras, like delicious and silky smooth 1920s lingerie to funky ’70s faux fur and all the styles you love (and love to hate!) about the ’80s and ’90s, too.
Not into the clothing thing? Vintage-style lamps, mid-century furniture, rugs, antiques, vinyl, collectible cameras, and more are ready and wanting to go home with you, too.
Jewelry, handbags, denim, accessories, posters, tees and all the vintage oddities you love to joyfully discover will be here, too. The hunt is waiting … what treasures will you find that are perfect for you?
Before or after shopping, visit our artistanal food court.
100% of our profits are donated to four local public school, benefiting over 2,000 children.
She’s SINGLE Magazine Open Call | Book Signing Event
February 23, 2020
12:00 – 3:30 pm
738 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
About this Event
Are you the next cover girl?
Model to be featured?
Then this is the event to attend.
We’re going to have a good time…
You’re invited to attend our She’s SINGLE advance release launch where we will be discussing the nature of our publication, what it means to be a Bold Bachelorette, interview potential cover girls and feature models plus conduct our book signing event.
Come celebrate the advance release of our African American Women’s magazine set to hit newsstands this summer! From author Lisa K. Stephenson & associates, we bring you quality content, social issues, entertainment and the opportunity to one day grace our cover!
We are not only a home for celebrities, we are showcasing women who work, black owned businesses and much more! Celebrate this years Black History Month with this epic event.
A new age is upon us and She’s SINGLE is committed to giving our Black Women the platform, love, recognition and guidance needed to maneuver in a society where Black Women get the most pressure from the world; make no mistake however, we can handle it!
Black stories told by Black Women, for Black Women. We are a dedicated team comprised of authors and entrepreneurs creating an atmosphere that is safe and nurturing. Today, we’re taking the powerful combination of intimacy and education to the next level with a clear, modern point of view and bold visuals.
Autographed titles from www.lisakstore.com will be available for purchase, vendors, music and much more…
Dress to impress
We can’t wait to see you there!!
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Pennsylvania Ballet: La Bayadère by Angel Corella
Sunday, February 23, 2020
at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Set in the grand temples of mystical India and featuring the doomed temple dancer Nikiya, her rival Gamzatti, and the warrior Solor, La Bayadère has been an epic tale of love and godly revenge since 1877. Prior to its world premiere, Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director and former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Angel Corella discusses his brand-new restaging of the classic ballet with an eye to changing cultural mores. Company dancers perform selections from the program.
TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 members (unless otherwise noted)
$10 TodayTix Lottery and student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (student tickets for those under 30 with valid ID)
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts Dec 10 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.
For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org.
Peter B. Lewis Theater
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
Subway: 4, 5, 6, or Q train to 86th Street
Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue
Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by the Ford Foundation,Florence Gould Foundation, the Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Regarded as one of the finest dancers of his generation, Angel Corella was appointed Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Ballet beginning with the 2014-2015 Season. Corella’s talent, technique, and passion have brought him wide acclaim around the world.
Born in Madrid, Spain, Corella joined American Ballet Theatre in 1995 and was quickly promoted to principal dancer. In his 17-year career with ABT, he established himself as one of the greatest male dancers of his time. Corella excelled in a wide range of repertory and has danced such iconic roles as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and The Nutcracker Prince in The Nutcracker. The New York Times described him as “a dancer capable of turning a performance into a sensation”. He has also appeared as a guest artist with the Royal Ballet in London, the Kirov Ballet in Russia, and New York City Ballet.
During his last four years with ABT, he founded and developed his own ballet company in Spain, the Barcelona Ballet (formerly the Corella Ballet) which he directed until 2014. The Barcelona Ballet quickly received worldwide acclaim for its innovative, visceral contemporary works.
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” for 35 years, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 273-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.