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Jun
14
Sun
2015
National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2015
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Rita Moreno, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, Opera Legend Martina Arroyo, And More To Lead the

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Parade will take place from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fifth Avenue, from E. 44th to E. 77thStreets.

Puerto Rico FlagMay 11th, 2015, New York, NY – The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) today announced its line-up of honorees, themes, special events, and initiatives, for the upcoming celebration annual celebration along Fifth Avenue.

Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony-winning entertainer Rita Moreno, will serve as the Parade’s Grand Marshal, leading up the massive Parade of approximately 20,000 marchers and 2 million spectators, on June 14th. Salsa superstar Victor Manuelle will serve at the Parade’s King. Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the upcoming Broadway musical “Hamilton”, will receive the “Nuestro Orgullo” (Our Pride) Award for his inspiring contribution to the American stage.

In a press conference held at the New York Regional Office of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), Lorraine Cortés-Vásquez, President of NPRDP, joined the Parade’s Board of Directors to announce the continuation of “Un Pueblo Muchas Voces” (One Community, Multiple Voices), as the Parade’s overall theme.  A special commemorative theme has been added, “Celebrating Afro-Boricua Heritage”, meant to coincide with the designation of the next decade as the“International Decade for People of African Descent”, by the United Nations.

As part of this celebration NPRDP 2015 will honor Kennedy-Center Honor recipientMartina Arroyo, Opera Legend and Founder of the Martina Arroyo Foundation, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, Founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center and African Diaspora Institute, novelist and educator Mayra-Santos Febres, musician and composerCucco Peña, painter Carmelo Sobrino, and bandleader, musician and composerMiguel Zenón.  Posthumous tributes will honor historian, author and activist Arturo Schomberg, and pioneer choreographer, actress and activist, Sylvia del Villard.

Following last year’s successful awareness campaigns focused on the legacy of poetJulia de Burgos (commemorating the centennial of her birth) and the Oscar López Rivera case (the civil and human rights case that has grabbed the attention of activists internationally), NPRDP will has launched a new campaign in 2015 focused on the environmental, social and economic crisis at Caño Martín Peña, a 3.75 mile-long canal located at the heart of San Juan’s metropolitan area, home to 8 communities with over 25,000 residents.

“Part of the Parade’s mission is to raise awareness about important issues that affect Puerto Rican communities across the board”, Cortés-Vásquez said. “The situation at Caño Martín Peña is very similar to the environmental justice struggles faced by Puerto Rican and Latino communities in the United States.  Our goal is to educate everyone about what is going on, in an objective way”.

As part of the awareness campaign, a delegation from G-8 and Proyecto ENLACE(two local advocacy organizations) will march on Fifth Avenue. A video about the ecological state of Caño will be shown at events leading up to the Parade, outreach will be conducted through NPRDP’s social media, and a special segment dedicated to highlighting the importance of Caño and its surrounding communities, will be shown on NPRDP’s television broadcast.

NPRDP’s 2015 State dedication was granted to Connecticut, home of one of the largest Puerto Rican communities in the United States. The Hartford Metropolitan Area has the 8th highest Puerto Rican population in the nation, surpassing 106 thousand people, according to the last Census.

Other 2015 honorees announced today include:

  • Darlene Rodriguez(Ambassador)
  • Tito El Bambino(Ambassador)
  • Yan Ruiz (Ambassador)
  • Elise Drew Leon (Rising Star in Performing Arts)
  • Lilliana Vázquez, (Rising Star in TV & Media)
  • Amanda Brown(Rising Star in Music)

NPRDP in conjunction with The New York State Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Ignacio Veloz, Chairman), will host it’s first Puerto Rican / Hispanic Business Summit in New York City, on Friday, June 12th, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, at the Bank of New York Mellon. The event seeks to promote business development and collaborations in both Puerto Rico and the United States, and includes workshops and panels.

In a press conference held last month in San Juan, NPRDP announced that the 2015 Puerto Rico township dedication will go to Añasco, a tourist attraction located west of San Juan.  Other honorees announced in San Juan were:

  • Roselyn Sánchez(Parade Queen)
  • Andrés Jiménez(Godfather)
  • Ivy Queen(Godmother)
  • Ivonne Coll(Lifetime Achievement in TV & Film)
  • Alfonso Vélez Iturrín “El Fuá” (Lifetime Achivement in Music)
  • Raquel Sofía(Rising Star in Music)
  • Lynn Ponder(Rising Star in Social Media)
  • Luis Jiménez(Ambassador)
  • Katiria Soto(Ambassador)
  • Carmen Dominicci(Ambassador)

The only official NPRDP 2015 events are:

  • Education Leadership Awards– May 27th
  • 152nd Street Festival in the Bronx– May 30th
  • Rising Stars Challenge– June 6th
  • Annual Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral– June 7th
  • Annual Gala of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade– June 12th
  • National Puerto Rican Day Parade (58thAnnual Puerto Rican Day Parade of New York) – June 14th

NPRDP 2015 sponsors include JetBlue, GOYA Foods, McDonald’s Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, AT&T, Acacia Network, City University of New York, Healthfirst, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Univision, NBC/Telemundo, Spanish Broadcasting System, Meredith Corporation and The New York Daily News.

For updates, rules of participation, applications and other information, the public can visit www.nprdpinc.org and also follow NPRDP on Twitter (@PRparadeNYC) and Facebook.

Jun
28
Sun
2015
LGBT PRIDE MARCH Parade – 2015
Jun 28 all-day
LGBT PRIDE MARCH Parade - 2015

LGBT PRIDE MARCH

Sunday, June 28th 2015
Step Off: 12 p.m.

Begins at 36th St. & Fifth Ave.
Ends at Christopher & Greenwich Streets

This Year’s Grand Marshalls will be: Sir Derek Jacobi & Sir Ian Mckellen
as well as Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera & Christopher Neal

Yours truly participated in the 2014 Pride March and I was amazed at the level of energy and enthusiasm of all those involved.

The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.

The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. In 2014, we were joined by over 325 unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of non-profits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 55 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year’s March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.

 

 

Jul
20
Mon
2015
Uptown Bounce Kicks Off on July 20, 2015
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Uptown Bounce Kicks Off

Wednesday, July 22 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

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Photo: Filip Wolak/Museum of the City of New York

El Museo del Barrio and Museum of the City of New York Present Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th and Fifth

Free Summer Block Party Series Connecting East Harlem and Museum Mile Featuring Live Music, Art, Food and More

Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights at 104th and Fifth kicks off on Wednesday July 22nd, when the Museum of the City of New York invites one and all to hustle uptown as Operator Emz & DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! spin disco vinyl 45s all night. At 6 p.m. New Style Hustle Maestro Jeff Selby teaches The Hustle while Conga players provide the beat. Artist Kady Perry will decorate the block (the star of the block party) with chalk art.

Across 104th Street, El Museo del Barrio will open their summer exhibitions with some of the artists from ¡PRESENTE! The Young Lords in New York discussing their work. In the courtyard, Alicia Grullón presents her interactive performance Pick It!, in which she invites audience members to create signs protesting an issue of their choice. Also outside, enjoy sidewalk shenanigans by FEEGZ and crew. El Café features the musical stylings of DJ Turmix, a specialist in Boogaloo which was a favorite of the Young Lords and their generation; and video projections by Louis Cameron.

Uptown Bounce is a FREE block party series

For more information, visit Uptown Bounce Summer Nights: The Kick-Off

Operator Emz, DJ
DJ Joey Carvello, DJ
Jeff Selby, dancer
Kady Perry, artist
Alicia Grullón, artist
FEEGZ, artist

Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel Director, City Museum
Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio

Wednesday, July 22, 6-9 p.m.

Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio

Fifth Avenue at 104th Street in Manhattan

CONTACT:  Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Please RSVP: Press Office | [email protected]

About Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights at 104th and Fifth

This summer, El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York will present the second year of Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth, a joint series featuring musical performances, gallery talks, new exhibitions, art-making workshops, breakdancing demos, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors and more. Uptown Bounce will take place on the Museums’ front terraces on four consecutive Wednesdays (July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12) from 6 – 9 p.m. Both museums, located next door to one another at 104th Street and Fifth Avenue, will offer free admission and extended hours. The series is open to visitors of all ages; advance registration is required. For more info, and to RSVP, visit www.elmuseo.org or www.mcny.org.

About the Museum of the City of New York

Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Visit www.mcny.org to learn more.

About El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and critically acclaimed exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. El Museo del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104 Street in New York City. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is suggested. For more information on El Museo del Barrio, please visit www.elmuseo.org. To connect with El Museo del Barrio via Social Media, follows us on Facebook at Facebook.com/elmuseo, and using @ElMuseo on Instagram and Twitter.

Jul
24
Fri
2015
37th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer POW WOW
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day

American Indian

37th Annual

Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer POW WOW

Friday-Sunday, July 24 – 26, 2015

At the Queens County Farm Museum

Visit their page here to learn more…

New York City’s oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of unique Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food are available.

ADMISSION:

$10.00 / adult; $15.00 / adult weekend pass

$5.00 / child (age 12 & under); $7.00 / child weekend pass

Free with Farm Membership

Aug
15
Sat
2015
2015 Battery Dance Festival
Aug 15 – Aug 21 all-day
2015 Battery Dance Festival

Battery Dance Company Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Free International Dance Festival

August 15 – 21, 2015

2015 Battery Dance Festival (Formerly the Downtown Dance Festival) Will Feature the Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance, Curated by the Indo-American Arts Council; Companies and Dancers from Colombia, India, Italy, Norway and Poland; and Performances by 13 NYC-Based Dance Companies, Including Battery Dance Company

Presented in Association with Battery Park City Authority

Founded in the Financial District by Jonathan Hollander in 1976, Battery Dance Company gave its first performances in parks, plazas and piers downtown. Five years later, the company launched the Downtown Dance Festival, which has now become the city’s longest-running free public dance festival. Battery Dance Company marks its 40th anniversary with this year’s edition, newly renamed the Battery Dance Festival, which comprises a week of free performances by a wide range of artists and companies, August 15-21.

On the evenings of August 15-20, the Festival will take place at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, against the panoramic backdrop of New York Harbor at dusk (6:30-8:30pm). The Festival will culminate in a grand indoor finale at Pace University’s Schimmel Center for the Arts, August 21 at 6pm.

The 2015 Battery Dance Festival kicks off Saturday, August 15 with the 8th edition of the Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance, curated by the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC). The Erasing Borders Festival features artists from around the world practicing—or inspired by—dance from the Indian subcontinent. This year’s programming includes Mumbai’s Kathak choreographer and performer Sanjukta Wagh; Jayesperi Moopen’s Johannesburg-based Tribhangi Dance Theatre; New Delhi’s Rakesh Sai Babu, who will perform the rarely seen dance/martial arts form of Mayurbhanj Chhau; the choreographer-performer Pallavi Krishnan, from Trichur, Kerala, India, who will give a traditional Mohiniyattam performance; and New York City’s own Sonali Skandan and Jiva Dance, presenting the South Indian classical form of Bharata Natyam.

The Battery Dance Festival continues on August 16 with the first of several performances by Battery Dance Company, which will showcase a new work by Tadej Brdnik, a former Principal with the Martha Graham Dance Company who has danced and taught with Battery Dance Company since 1998. The August 16 lineup also includes works by MoralesDance (New York City), Indelible Dance Company (Brooklyn), and Asia Duo (New York City & Malaysia), plus excerpts of works to be presented later in the Festival by Polish Dance Theatre (Poznan, Poland) and Sankofa Danzafro (Medellin, Colombia).

The evening of August 17 will feature artists spanning broad geographic and stylistic ranges, including Kate Thomas’ NYC-based Ballet Neo; Enzo Celli’s VIVO Ballet, a contemporary dance project based in Rome; and Polish Dance Theatre, from Poznan, Poland, in its New York debut.

On August 18, the Festival will present a multi-artist evening of Colombian dance, with performances by New York’s Pajarillo Pinta’o and by Sankofa Danzafro, traveling from Medellin to make its New York debut in the Festival.

An array of American artists and companies—including Beatrice Capote, Cornfield Dance, BOOMERANG and Buglisi Dance Theatre—will share a mixed bill featuring the U.S. debut of the acclaimed Norwegian company Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt on August 19.

A cornucopia of New York City-based companies make up the lineup of the final outdoor evening of this year’s Festival, on August 20: Alison Cook Beatty Dance, Mari Mead Dance Collective, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Tina Croll + Company and Battery Dance Company, which will give another performance of the Tadej Brdnik piece it premieres on August 16.

The 2015 Battery Dance Festival concludes August 21 with a three-part program in the 670-seat Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, Battery Dance Company’s first home theater in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt will present the 60-minute work Praeambulum. Battery Dance Company will present the New York premiere of Terra & Astra, by Company member Sean Scantlebury, alongside the new work by Tadej Brdnik. Shanmugha Sundaram, widely touted as one of India’s leading male dancers, will present a solo based on the story of Parvati and the elephant-headed God Ganesha, performed in the Bharata Natyam style.

Battery Dance Company presents the Festival having just toured South America with its other signature initiative, Dancing to Connect™, which, like the Festival, reveals the company’s uniquely global perspective.

For more information, please visit http://www.batterydance.org/festival/index.htm.

Oct
1
Thu
2015
Cooking with Flora:Curry Chicken Vegetable Soup
Oct 1 all-day
Cooking with Flora:Curry Chicken Vegetable Soup @ New York | New York | United States

Cooking with Flora:
Curry Chicken Vegetable Soup

October 1, 6:30pm

At the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Come join Flora Miller, head cook of the Mount Vernon Hotel, in preparing a period soup recipe. Attendees will make a curry soup that includes dumplings, curry, kale, herbs and other period ingredients.  Flora will teach the class period cooking techniques and the history behind soup in America.  A glass of wine will be served with the soup at the end of the class.  A vegan option is available on request.

RSVP is required
$25 Adults, $20 Members & Students

Dec
17
Thu
2015
Cathedral of St. John Presents Paul Winter’s 36th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration: BRING HOME THE SUN
Dec 17 – Dec 19 all-day

The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Presents Grammy®-Winner

Paul Winter’s 36th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration:

BRING HOME THE SUN

Four Performances from December 17 – 19

Paul-Winter-2015-as-Smart-Object-1-aaaBrazilian singers Renato Braz and Fabiana Cozza will be featured along with the Paul Winter Consort, gospel singer Theresa Thomason, and the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Presents Grammy®-Winner Paul Winter’s 36th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

Thursday, December 17 @ 8:00 pm
Friday, December 18 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 19 @ 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)

Seven-time Grammy®-winning saxophonist, composer and bandleader Paul Winter returns with one of New York City’s most beloved holiday events, Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration, at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street. The music of Brazil will be a special focus of this year’s event, and feature singers Renato Braz and Fabiana Cozza, a samba band, and Brazilian chorus, along with the Paul Winter Consort, gospel singer Theresa Thomason, and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

Now in its 36th year, Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration is a dazzling extravaganza of music and dance, within the awesome space and acoustics of the world’s largest cathedral. The event is a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people felt a calling to come together on the longest night of the year to welcome the return of the sun and the birth of the new year.

Performances take place on Thursday, December 17 at 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 18 at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, Manhattan.

General Admission tickets are available for $35 and $55. Reserved Seating is available for $90. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/visit/calendar/events/music/12993/the-36th-annual-winter-solstice-celebration.

Feb
1
Mon
2016
4714: Year of the Monkey – NYC Chinese Lunar New Year Festivities
Feb 1 – Feb 29 all-day

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NYC Chinese Lunar New Year Festivities

4714: Year of the Monkey

Events taking place a numerous locations over this span of time from Lower Manhattan’s Chinatown to the one in Queens and more.

Lion Dances, Performances, Celebrations and other related cultural events available.

Visit this page for a listing of events taking place throughout New York City.

Feb
20
Sat
2016
Lunar New Year Family Festival!
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lunar New Year Family Festival!

SAVE THE DATE:

Lunar New Year Family Festival!

Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tickets: $10/person; $8 for all MOCA Dual and Individual Level Members; Free for MOCA Family Level Members and above, children under 2, and Cool Culture families

“”Go bananas this New Year at MOCA! Celebrate Chinese and Chinese American traditions and folk arts with zodiac themed arts & crafts, festive music and dance performances, teaching artist demonstrations, storytelling, and much more monkey business!  “”

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May
21
Sat
2016
The 10th Annual Dance Parade And Festival
May 21 all-day

Thousands Of Dancers Limber Up For

The Most Multi-Cultural Event In The New York City Calendar:

The 10th Annual Dance Parade And Festival

Saturday, May 21, 2016

“It’s so much fun to see the endless ways people dance – No language is needed to connect us all to the joy of dancing in the streets” – Greg Miller, Executive Director.

The following would be this year’s press release:

Visit as well the official website here…

56-rrtc-parade-dsc_0925-passion-dancers-green-headwear-feathers_chaunceyNew York, December 29, 2015 – Thousands of dancers are limbering up in preparation for the 10th Annual Dance Parade and Festival in New York on Saturday May 21st 2016.  The annual event is a street parade and dance festival in a city park that brings together dancers from around the city and as far away as Japan to showcase dance styles in a multi-cultural, rhythmic-infused magical display of human movement, art and color.

Dance styles reflect the cosmopolitan legacy of the city and the elastic inventiveness of the form, and include African, Asian-Indian, ballet, bhangra, Bolivian Tinkus, Brazilian zouk, breakdance, Chinese, hip-hop, Irish, Indonesian, Jamaican Dance Hall, lindy hop, modern, roller disco, salsa, samba, Tahitian and tango.

Theme: “Decade of Dance”
Parade Start: 21st & Broadway
Parade Time: 1–3pm
Grandstand:  8th Street & University Place

Festival: “DanceFest” 3-7pm in Tompkins Square Park, dance performances, workshops, lessons and social dancing

Four Grand Marshals,leaders and innovators in the dance world, launch the parade in a ribbon cutting ceremony. Past Grand Marshals include Carmen de Lavallade, Robert Battle, Savion Glover, Hex Hector, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Dr. Charles ‘Chuck” Davis, Jacqulyn Buglisi, and Louie Vega.

Leading out the parade will be over 100 enthusiastic city youth who will dance their “debut on Broadway” and have the fun of their lives. The young dancers will have participated in a ten-week education program of dance workshops sponsored by New York City Departments of Parks and Recreation and funded by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The workshops are run in urban centers in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

“We want to inspire all to participate and enjoy no matter who you are – whether you dance only at weddings when pickled or are a pro on stage – Dance Parade is for everyone!” said Mahayana Landowne, board member.

No Parade would be complete without the New York Dance Police (NYDP) – a volunteer group of men and women who inspire the crowds to dance and celebrate the spirit of Dance Parade. Anyone caught not dancing could be ticketed which includes a summons to attend a free dance class in the city.

WHY DID WE START DANCE PARADE?

Dance Parade originated as a response to a court case seeking to overturn New York City’s  1926 Cabaret License Law that still restricts social dancing in bars and resturants. A New York State Supreme Court Judge ruled in 2006 that social dancing was not considered “expressive activity” protected by the State Constitution’s freedom of expression amendment. Dancers and dance groups got together to create a vibrant cultural and dance event in response to the decision, and Dance Parade New York was born.

Dance Parade New York is an entity of Dance Parade Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose charitable mission is to promote dance as an expressive and unifying art form, while educating the public about opportunities to experience dance. The organization celebrates diversity by showcasing all forms of dance around the world through sponsorship of a yearly, citywide Dance Parade and

Dance Festival. Additional programs include education outreach, residencies and artistic partnerships to aid in increased public awareness, and the showcasing of dance in multiple ways.

May
28
Sat
2016
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum To Host 1940’s-Style Swing Dancing Event As Part Of Fleet Week New York 2016
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – May 29 @ 12:30 am

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum To Host 1940’s-Style Swing Dancing Event As Part Of Fleet Week New York 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016
7:30 pm – 12:30 am

Tickets On Sale Now!

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 (46th Street And 12th Avenue)

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum joins with Prohibition Productions to present an epic battle of the big bands and swing dancing on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid on Saturday, May 28, from 7:30pm to 12:30am.

Celebrate the music, dancing and style of the swing era with a spectacular lineup of over 90 performers, including three of NYC’s best big bands—James Langton’s New York All-Star Big Band, George Gee Swing Orchestra, and Gordon Webster Big Band—a barbershop quartet and a female vocal trio. There will be a vintage fashion show and contest, a dance contest, swing dance performances, free beginner swing dance lessons and more!

Come “follow the fleet” in Navy-inspired outfits and vintage clothes. And bring your dancing shoes—there will be a 2,000-square-foot wood dance floor! A cash bar will be available, as well as snacks for purchase.

This event is for adults ages 21 and over.

Tickets start at $35.00.  VIP ticketholders will get an exclusive tour on the hangar deck and the chance to explore the Museum. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit their website.

Aug
14
Sun
2016
The 35th Annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL
Aug 14 – Aug 20 all-day

Battery Dance presents

The 35th Annual

BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL

August 14-20, 2016

in association with Battery Park City Authority

Battery DanceDancer---female---Solo, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 35th Annual Battery Dance Festival (formerly the Downtown Dance Festival), with free performances on August 14-19, 2016, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 20, 2016, from 6pm to 8:30pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University.  For more information visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are drawn from the downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 10,000.

Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for local and international dance companies to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Paul Taylor, Robert Battle, Andrea Miller, Michelle Dorrance and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.

The festival will begin on August 14, 2016 with a memorial to Adel Euro.

Our lives intersected with tragedy in the early morning hours of July 3rd.  Our beloved protégé, Adel Euro, was killed in the bombing in Baghdad that took the lives of almost 300.  He had dreams of dancing with us in New York.  We will honor his memory at the opening of the Battery Dance Festival with a special performance by three of his compatriots from Iraq who are all in the U.S. as refugees.

This year’s featured artists include:

AUGUST 14, 2016

Florida Dance Theatre | Lakeland, Florida

Joshua Beamish/Move: The Company

Razvan Stoian – Bucharest, Romania (World Premiere)

XAOC Contemporary Ballet

Zeynep Tanbay Dance Project – Istanbul, Turkey (U.S. Debut)

 

AUGUST 15, 2016 – ERASING BORDERS FESTIVAL OF INDIAN DANCE

Presented in association with the Indo-American Arts Council

Avijit Das – Bangalore, India

Battery Dance

Carolina Prada – New Delhi, India

Pt. Krishan Mohan Mishra – New Delhi, India

Surabhi Bharadwaj – San Francisco

Sooraj Subramaniam – Gent, Belgium

Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts – Mumbai, India

AUGUST 16, 2016

De Funes Dance

Jennifer Muller/ The Works

Kilowatt Dance Theater

Shawnbibledanceco

Zeynep Tanbay Dance Project – Istanbul, Turkey (U.S. Debut)

AUGUST 17, 2016

FJK Dance

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Obika Dance Projects

Steps Repertory Ensemble

Te Ao Mana

AUGUST 18, 2016

DoubleTake Dance

Martha Graham School

Maxine Steinman & Dancers

Robin Aren/TRAC

SEAD Company Bodhi Project – Salzburg, Austria (U.S. Debut)

Y + Y Dance

AUGUST 19, 2016

Amy Marshall Dance Company

Ballet Inc.

Battery Dance

Buglisi Dance Theatre

Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company

Thomas/Ortiz Dance | New Canaan, CT

Trainor Dance

AUGUST 20, 2016

Battery Dance

SEAD Comapany Bodhi Project – Salzburg, Austria (U.S. Debut)

Unnath H.R.

SUPPORT FOR THE 2016 BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL

American Express, Lead Sponsor; Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, Exclusive Hospitality Sponsor.  Public Funds have been provided by New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York City Councilmember Margaret Chin’s Office. Generous sponsorship provided by Air India, Goldman Sachs, The American Turkish Society, The Turkish Culture and Tourism Office in New York, The Austrian Cultural Forum, The Romanian Cultural Institute, Tornasol Inc., Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Waterway.

ABOUT BATTERY DANCE

Battery Dance created its outdoor festival in 1982 as part of its service to the downtown community in which it has been based for 40 years.  As one of America’s leading cultural ambassadors, Battery Dance connects the world through dance. The Company pursues artistic excellence and social relevance by creating vibrant new works, performing on the world’s stages, presenting dance in public spaces, serving the field of dance and teaching people of all ages with special attention to the disadvantaged and areas of conflict. Battery Dance is committed to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of its home community in New York City, extending programming throughout the U.S., and building bridges worldwide through international cultural exchange with programs in 65 countries to date.

 

 

Sep
17
Sat
2016
New York City’s Von Steuben Day Parade
Sep 17 all-day

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New York City’s Von Steuben Day Parade

Saturday, Sept. 17
12 Noon 

Fifth Avenue, 68th Street to 86th Street 

Oct
14
Fri
2016
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes @ Radio City Music Hall
Oct 14 – Dec 23 all-day

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Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Tickets Available from
November 11 – December 23, 2016

Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY)

Purchase Tickets Right Here…

The holidays are better when celebrated together, and you will always remember shared memories of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes presented by Chase. Join us for a one-of-a-kind tradition, where iconic Rockettes dance, ice-skaters glide, snowflakes swirl, and the unmistakable spirit of Christmas in New York City comes alive at Radio City in a show for all ages.

Jan
21
Sat
2017
NYC Chinese Lunar New Year Festivities / 4715: Year of the Rooster
Jan 21 – Feb 20 all-day

NYC Chinese Lunar New Year Festivities

4715: Year of the Rooster

January 21st – February 20th

Events taking place a numerous locations over this span of time from Lower Manhattan’s Chinatown to the one in Queens and more.

Lion Dances, Performances, Celebrations and other related cultural events available.

Visit this page for a listing of events taking place throughout New York City.

Jan
27
Fri
2017
Thunderbird American Indian Dancers’ Dance Concert And Pow-Wow
Jan 27 – Feb 5 all-day
Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Dance Concert And Pow-Wow

Theater For The New City

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers’ Dance Concert And Pow-Wow

January 27 To February 5

All proceeds benefit Native American scholarship fund.

Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm
Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (at Tenth Street). Presented by Theater for the New City.
$10 general admission to all evening shows, whose running time is 90 min.
MATINEES ARE KIDS’ DAYS: At all matinee performances, children under twelve accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult are admitted for $1.00 (adults $10). Running time 90 min.
All performances are recommended for kids 5 and up.
Box office/audience info (212) 254-1109. Online ticketing available at www.theaterforthenewcity.net

Theater for the New City will present its 42nd annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow, featuring dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans.NEW YORK — Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, will present its 42nd annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow from January 27 to February 5, 2017. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans.

A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. The ensemble for this year’s event is ten dancers, ranging in age from 8 to 80.

This year, a Hoop Dance will be performed by Marie Ponce (Cherokee) and Michael Taylor (Choctaw) with guitar music (by Rob Mastroiani) as well as drumming. Other highlights will include storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes), a Deer Dance (from the Yaqui Tribes of Southern Arizona), and a Robin Dance and Smoke Dance (from the Iroquois). As the audience enters the theater, they will be serenaded by the Heyna Second Son Singers (various tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance/Friendship Dance (in evening shows) and a Contest Dance (in matinees). After the program, the dancers stay for photographs and to meet the audience.

Pageantry is an important component of the event, and all participants are elaborately dressed. There is a wealth of cultural information encoded in the movements of each dance. More than ten distinct tribes will be represented in the performance.

Throughout the performance, all elements are explained in depth through detailed introductions by the troupe’s Director and Emcee Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago). An educator, Mofsie plays an important part in the show by his ability to present a comprehensive view of native culture. Native American crafts, jewelry will be sold in the TNC lobby.

Matinees are kids’ days, when children under twelve accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult are admitted for $1.00 (adults $10). At the conclusion of these matinees, young audience members are welcome to the stage to be photographed with the dancers. This component of the show was inspired by the troupe’s school residencies. Says Louis Mofsie, the Thunderbirds’ artistic director, “Educators try to supplement the kids’ knowledge of Native Americans and to teach them about different cultures. But the emphasis is on how we used to live, in the past tense. The kids are never taught how to relate to us in the present. Now they can meet us, and be photographed with us, and it’s present tense. It’s more than just seeing us on stage.” He adds, “Learning about different cultures is important to enlarging the kids’ perspective, particularly in light of what’s going on in the world. We’re in trouble today because we don’t understand different cultures.”

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are the oldest resident Native American dance company in New York. The troupe was founded in 1963 by a group of ten Native American men and women, all New Yorkers, who were descended from Mohawk, Hopi, Winnebago and San Blas tribes. Prominent among the founders were Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago) and his sister, Josephine Mofsie (deceased), Rosemary Richmond (Mohawk), Muriel Miguel (Cuna/Rapahannock) and Jack Preston (Seneca, deceased). Some were in school at the time; all were “first generation,” meaning that their parents had been born on reservations. They founded the troupe to keep alive the traditions, songs and dances they had learned from their parents, and added to their repertoire from other Native Americans living in New York and some who were passing through. Jack Preston taught the company its Iroquois dances, including the Robin Dance and Fish Dance. To these were added dances from the plains, including the Hopi Buffalo Dance, and newer dances including the Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance. The company was all-volunteer, a tradition that exists to today. Members range in professions from teachers to hospital patient advocates, tree surgeons and computer engineers. Now Louis Mofsie says, “To be going for 50 years is just amazing to me, and to be able to do the work we do.”

The troupe made a home in the old McBurney YMCA on 23rd Street and Seventh Ave. Within three or four years, they were traveling throughout the continental U.S., expanding and sharing their repertoire and gleaning new dances on the reservations. A number of Thunderbird members are winners of Fancy Dance contests held on reservations, where the standard of competition is unmistakably high.

The Thunderbird-TNC collaboration began in 1975, when Crystal Field directed a play called “The Only Good Indian.” For research, Ms. Field lived on a Hopi reservation for three weeks. In preparation for the project, she met Louis Mofsie, Artistic Director of the group and a representative of the American Indian Community House. They made plans for a Pow Wow to celebrate the Winter Solstice. The event has continued annually to this day.

The troupe’s appearances benefit college scholarship funds for Native American students. The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Scholarship Fund receives its sole support from events like this concert (it receives no government or corporate contributions), and has bestowed over 350 scholarships to-date. Theater for the New City has been presenting Pow-Wows annually as a two-week event since 1976, with the box office donated to these scholarships.

 

Feb
5
Sun
2017
18th Annual NYC Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

18th Annual New York City
Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

Sunday, February 5, 2017

From 12:00 – 4:30 pm

One source has the parade kicking off at 1:00 pm

To be expected, aside from the parade will be Lion and Dragon Performances.

Supposed Route: Along Mott Street from Hester to Worth Street; Along Division to Eldridge Street; Along Eldridge to Hester Street; Over to Forsythe Street; Along Forsythe to Grand Street.

Head to Chinatown in Manhattan to check out the annual Lunar New Year Parade for amazing visuals, delicious treats, and mesmerizing cultural performances. This party features all sorts of vendors, food, and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Rooster.

The parade starts at 1:00 p.m.  Show up early to grab a prime spot along the route! Visit Better Chinatown USA’s website to view a map of the route.

May
14
Sun
2017
Japan Day 2017
May 14 all-day

Japan Day

Sunday, May 14, 2017
9:30 am – 4:00 pm (Subject to Change)

Bandshell Area, Central Park
(Main Entrance: 69th St and 5th Ave)

Learn more at the official site here…

Founded in 2007, Japan Day @ Central Park is an annual event designed by the Japanese community of New York to promote a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture and to say “Thank you, New York!” It has received official support by the Office of the Mayor, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, New York Road Runners, the Consulate General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Nippon Club, and many other Japanese and American corporations. The event kicks off with the rousing Japan Run, a 4-mile mini-marathon and Kids’ Races, hosted by New York Road Runners. The event continues with the Japan Day Festival featuring wide range of Japanese traditional and family-friendly activities, free samplings of popular Japanese cuisine, and powerful stage performances throughout the day.

 

Jun
4
Sun
2017
Drums Along the Hudson
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Drums Along the Hudson

June 4, 2016
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Taking place Rain or Shine

FREE

Inwood Hill Park, 218th Street and Indian Road

Visit as well the official page here…

The 15th Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON®: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 in Upper Manhattan’s Inwood Hill Park from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, rain or shine. This event is free to the public and is presented by Lotus Music & Dance in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, sponsored in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council. The host for the event will be Sandra Bookman, weekend anchor for WABC-TV and host of “Here and Now”  and the afternoon co-host will be Patrick Riley Pop Culture Expert/ Blogger. During the day, we take time out to honor individuals and organizations for their contributions to environmental and humanitarian causes.  This year we will honor Yvonne Wakim-Dennis, Founder/ Executive Director and Irma LaGuerre, Director of Nitchen and the Children’s Cultural Center of Native America and Rhonda Ross, singer, songwriter, and philanthropist

DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® features Manhattan’s only open air pow wow, which is a celebratory gathering of Native American people that will be led by Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers with Host Drums Heyna Second Sons and Silver Cloud. This multicultural family-oriented festival combines Native American heritage with the diversity of New York City with performances of world dance and drumming traditions, including Tibetan Song and Dance, Seneca Nation Allegany River Indian Dancers, Alakande! Spread the Joy! West African Percussion and more. Activities also include Native American crafts, storytelling, international cuisine and a World Market Tent. In keeping with the underlying theme of environmental awareness and education, DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® will continue to feature an Environmental Tent and a free bicycle valet for attendees who ride their bike to the park.

 

Jun
11
Sun
2017
60th Puerto Rican Day NYC Parade
Jun 11 all-day

60th Puerto Rican Day NYC Parade

Sunday  June 11, 2017

The Parade Route: 44th Street to 79th Street along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, in honor of the 3.5 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and over 5 million people residing in the United States.

The Parade’s 60th Anniversary Plans are Well Underway

May 4, 2017 – In a press conference this past Tuesday, the Parade’s Board announced that Oscar López Rivera will, in fact, march at the forefront of the 2017 Parade as Prócer de la Libertad (National Freedom Hero), in his first visit to New York City following his sentence commutation by President Obama.  We also announced the continuation of the campaign to raise awareness of the grave humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico – first launched last year – and a new campaign focused on the centennial and impact of the Jones Act, a provision of which established U.S. Citizenship for all Puerto Ricans in 1917, changing the course of Puerto Rican history forever and causing a conversation and debate that continues to this day.  The Parade’s Board will continue to work with contingents to ensure that all issues and causes that impact the Puerto Rican experience in the USA and Puerto Rico are integrated, so that the community can continue taking action in solidarity and the Parade continues to represent, as its theme states, un pueblo, muchas voces / one nation, many voices.

The history of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade is one of cultural resilience, pride, unity, awareness and education, rooted in the spirit of activism, freedom and justice.  We are proud that such legacy remains alive and strong today, 60 years after the Parade’s founders first marched in New York City to celebrate their cultural heritage and raise awareness of the presence and positive contribution of the Puerto Rican community, and also spotlight the issues that affected Puerto Ricans in New York and Puerto Rico at the time.  This continues to be part of the Parade’s DNA, something the current Board honors with great responsibility.  The Parade Board has a proven history of embracing causes and has taken a proactive stance to bring vital issues that speak to the Puerto Rican experience across la Patria Extendida to the global stage that is Fifth Avenue.  Be it taking a stance on civil and human rights for political prisoners, including Oscar López Rivera, calling for The Borinqueneers to be bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal, championing for environmental justice for Caño Martín Peña, LGBTQ rights and marriage equality, the Parade has confronted several issues and challenges.  Others include the fight for fairness, justice and representation in U.S./Puerto Rico government and economics, labor rights, the current economic crisis, the Medicaid and healthcare in Puerto Rico, among other.  Our Parade has a pioneering history and legacy of championing the people’s voice and providing a platform that prompts healthy discussions and leads to positive change.  This activism happens every June and year-round, as we have joined other community members in Orlando, Washington D.C. and at other locations over the past years.  We will continue to do so, while still celebrating the rich cultural pride, heritage, identity and tradition, that bind us together.

Spanish Version Press Release:

Los Planes para la Celebración del Sexagésimo Aniversario del Desfile

La mayoría de los pedidos de las peticiones ya son parte del plan de trabajo del Desfile 2017. En una rueda de prensa realizada este pasado día martes, el comité organizador del Desfile anunció que Oscar López Rivera será quien marchará a la cabeza del Desfile como Prócer de la Libertad, en su primera visita a la Ciudad de Nueva York, tras el cambio a su sentencia realizada por el presidente Obama. También anunciamos que se continuará con la campaña de concienciación sobre la crisis económica y humanitaria de Puerto Rico – iniciada el año pasado – así como una nueva campaña enfocada en el impacto de los cien años del Jones Act, una disposición legal de 1917 la cual estableció y otorgó la ciudadanía estadounidense a todos los puertorriqueños, y que cambió para siempre el transcurso de la historia puertorriqueña, causando a su vez una conversación y debate que continua hasta la actualidad. La Directiva del Desfile continuará trabajando con los contingentes para asegurar la integración de todos los temas y causas que impactan la vida puertorriqueña en Puerto Rico y Estados Unidos, para que así la comunidad pueda seguir tomando acción en solidaridad y el Desfile continúe representando, como su lema indica, un pueblo, muchas voces.

La historia del Desfile Nacional Puertorriqueño es una de resistencia cultural, orgullo patrio, unidad, concienciación y educación, enraizada en el espíritu del activismo, la libertad y la justicia. Estamos muy orgullosos de que este legado sigue vivo y fuerte hoy en día, 60 años después que los fundadores del Desfile marcharon por primera vez en la Ciudad de Nueva York para celebrar su herencia cultural, dar a conocer las contribuciones positivas de la comunidad puertorriqueña, y para exponer los temas que afectaban a los puertorriqueños en Nueva York y Puerto Rico en esa época. Esto continúa siendo parte del ADN del Desfile, algo que el Comité Organizador honra con gran responsabilidad. La Directiva actual del Desfile tiene una historia comprobada de apoyar causas sociales y ha tomado medidas proactivas para presentar estos temas vitales que impactan la vida del puertorriqueño a lo largo de la Patria extendida, en el escenario mundial que conocemos como la Quinta Avenida. Ya sea la lucha por los derechos civiles y humanos de los presos políticos – incluyendo a Oscar López Rivera – la petición de honrar a Los Borinqueneers con la Medalla de Oro del Congreso, la justicia ambiental para el Caño Martín Peña, o la igualdad matrimonial y los derechos LGBTT. Otros incluyen la equidad, justicia y representación en los asuntos de gobierno y economía entre Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico, los derechos laborales, la crisis económica, la crisis del Medicaid y salud en la isla, y más. Nuestro Desfile tiene una historia pionera y un legado que defiende la voz del pueblo, a su vez proporcionando una plataforma que impulsa el debate constructivo sobre estos temas conducente a generar cambios positivos. Este activismo ocurre cada junio y durante todo el año, unidos a otras comunidades en Orlando, Washington D.C., y en muchos otros lugares. Nuestra meta es continuar celebrando con orgullo a nuestra patria, riqueza cultural, patrimonio, nuestra identidad y la tradición que nos unifica.

Jun
28
Wed
2017
Upcoming Events in our New York City Parks :: June 28 – July 4, 2017
Jun 28 – Jul 4 all-day

Upcoming Events in our New York City Parks :: June 28 – July 4, 2017

Courtesy of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Farm and Compost Volunteer Days 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, Central Park, Manhattan

Farm Open Hours 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at Greenbelt Nature Center, Blood Root Valley, Staten Island

Keeping Chickens Part 1: Spring and Summer (Brooklyn) 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at Tranquility Garden, Brooklyn

Dance Fitness in the Park 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at Wards Picnic Area, Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan

Free African Dance Workout 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at Target Brooklyn Garden, Brooklyn

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fitness Walk 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. at Fort Totten Front Gate, Fort Totten Park, Queens

Bi-weekly Gardening Club 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Stuyvesant Square, Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan

Central Park Tour: The Ramble 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Belvedere Castle, Central Park, Manhattan

Tour The Battery 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Netherland Monument, The Battery, Manhattan

Kayaking 5:30 p.m.–6:45 p.m. at Pier 2 Dock, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

Central Park Tour: West Side Evening Stroll 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Central Park, Manhattan

Outdoor Composting 101 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at La Plaza Cultural, Manhattan

Friday, June 30, 2017

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop, Central Park, Manhattan

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. at Belvedere Castle, Central Park, Manhattan

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at South end of lake, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Bird Walks 8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. at Van Cortlandt Nature Center, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

Socrates Farmers Market 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Socrates Sculpture Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

Upper River Paddle 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard, Bronx

Kayaking 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Pier 2 Dock, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

Garden Highlights Walk 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Perkins Visitors Center, Wave Hill, Bronx

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South, Central Park, Manhattan

Compost 101 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

Plover Day 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway, Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, Queens

Urban Farm Exploration Day 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at Urban Farm, Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan

Family Garden Walk 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. at Wave Hill House, Wave Hill, Bronx

Rowing on Prospect Park Lake 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at The Well House, Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at H.H. Biddle House, Conference House Park, Staten Island

Seasonal Garden Tours and Activity Table 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Hunts Point Riverside Park,

Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Statue, Union Square Park, Manhattan

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. at 81st Street and Central Park West, Central Park, Manhattan

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Early Morning Bird Walk 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. at Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Garden Highlights Walk 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Perkins Visitors Center, Wave Hill, Bronx

Sunday Tai Chi 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Socrates Sculpture Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

Urban Farm Exploration Day 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at Urban Farm, Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Pier 40, Manhattan

Seasonal Garden Tours & Activity Table 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center, Alley Pond Park, Queens

Kayak Staten Island 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Page Avenue Beach, Staten Island

Monday, July 3, 2017

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Manhattan

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fitness Walk 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. at Fort Totten Front Gate, Fort Totten Park, Queens

Bi-weekly Gardening Club 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Stuyvesant Square, Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan

Garden Highlights Walk 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Perkins Visitors Center, Wave Hill, Bronx

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, Manhattan

Painting Nature with the Art Student’s League 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Playground, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at Pier 40, Manhattan

Jul
1
Sat
2017
NY Tours + Cruises + Shows 1/2 Price Tickets ! ! !
Jul 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Visit Our NEWLY ADDED Special
1/2 Price Tickets Page Listing:

NY Tours + Cruises + Shows 1/2 Price

There are many tours to choose from. The following is merely a small sample:

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Cruises | Theater / Shows | Boat Tours | Sightseeing Tours | Walking – Bicycle Tours …and a Whole Lot More!!!!!!

Jul
28
Fri
2017
39th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer POWWOW
Jul 28 – Jul 30 all-day

Queens County Farm Museum

39th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer POWWOW

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
July 28–30, 2017

Featuring over 40 Indian Nations…A large selection of unique Native American jewelry, art, crafts, and food will be available for sale.

Admission:
$10.00 for adults; $16.00 adult weekend pass
$5.00 per child (age 12 & under); $7.00 child weekend pass

FREE for Farm Members

Advance tickets available for the Powwow:
Click here to purchase today!

(Note: Tickets will also be sold at the door during the event.)

Sep
11
Mon
2017
THE TABLE OF SILENCE PROJECT 9/11
Sep 11 @ 8:15 am – 8:46 am

THE TABLE OF SILENCE PROJECT 9/11

…a performance ritual of peace

Monday, September 11, 2017
8:15 – 8:46 am

Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center, NYC

Free, all are welcome

The  Table of Silence Project 9/11 is a poetic call to action for peace from the NYC dance community to the world. See 150+ dancers encircle the Revson Fountain in a performance ritual and tribute. The collective vision is fulfilled in a transcendent moment of silence at 8:46AM (EST).

Unable to attend in person?

watch the live streams at 8:15am (EST) on:

 YouTube

Facebook Live

buglisidance.org   tableofsilence.org

 

Nov
23
Thu
2017
91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® 
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® 

takes place on
Thursday, November 23rd
from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Come one Come all for the one of the most anticipated events not just in New York City but in America as well. The day that floats and balloons aplenty will be traveling the streets of our town with performances, marching bands, entertainers and more!

Learn more at our main Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Page.

May
26
Sat
2018
Battle Of The Big Bands :: 1940’s Style Swing Dancing at the Intrepid
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – May 27 @ 1:00 am

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum To Host 3rd Annual

1940’s-Style Swing Dancing Event

Battle Of The Big Bands

Saturday, May 26
8:00 pm to 1:00 am

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum joins with Prohibition Productions to host Battle of the Big Bands, an epic music and swing dancing event on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) on Saturday, May 26, from 8:00pm to 1:00am. The event is part of the Museum’s celebration of Fleet Week New York 2018.

Celebrate the music, dancing and style of the swing era with a spectacular lineup of over 80 performers, including three of NYC’s best big bands—the Eyal Vilner Big Band; the George Gee Swing Orchestra; and Artie Shaw Orch.

Costumes and dancing shoes are encouraged. For fashion lovers, the evening will include a vintage fashion show and contest and a 3,200 square-foot dance floor will provide room for a dance contest, swing dance performances, and free beginner swing dance lessons.

Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. This event is open to adults ages 21 and over.

Tickets are required and space is limited. Tickets start at $49.00. VIP ticketholders will get an exclusive tour on the hangar deck. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

Jun
10
Sun
2018
61st Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC
Jun 10 all-day

61st Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC

Sunday, June 10, 2018

44th Street to 79th Street along Fifth Avenue

Esaí Morales, Zuleyka Rivera, Ismael Miranda and David Begnaud will head the delegation of the Puerto Rican National Parade

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) is the largest demonstration of cultural pride in the nation.  Now in its 61st year, the parade takes place from 44th Street to 79th Street along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, in honor of the 3.5 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and over 5 million people residing in the United States.

The Puerto Rican communities of Springfield and Holyoke, Massachusetts, will be recognized this year during the Parade and a special tribute will be paid to the heroes who responded immediately to the recovery, reconstruction and renovation of Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. The typical Puerto Rican music will also be recognized and celebrated.

Thursday, May 24, 2018, New York, NY – The Board of Directors of the Puerto Rican National Parade (NPRDP) announced additional topics and taxes that will be part of this year’s celebration of the 2018 Parade. of “Un Pueblo, Muchas Voces”, the Parada will continue its tradition of exalting the best of Puerto Rican culture and music while paying tribute to the heroes who contributed to the recovery, reconstruction and renovation after the passage of Hurricane Maria. Likewise, the Board revealed the names of distinguished Puerto Ricans who complete the list of personalities that will be honored during the Parade for Fifth Avenue on June 10, 2018.

“This year the Parade has a deep meaning while continuing to celebrate the best of our community becoming a platform for discussion of reconstruction, recovery and renovation work in Puerto Rico,” said Louis Maldonado, president of the Board of the NPRDP 2018. “The themes and personalities to be honored represent an exaltation to our rich culture and its multiple contributions to the global society. At the same time tribute is paid to countless individuals who acted in a heroic way in response to Hurricane Maria. “

The Parade of 2018 will be headed by the well-known actor Esaí Morales, who will serve as his Grand Marshal. Born in Brooklyn, Morales has excelled in major film roles including “La Bamba” and “My Family / My Family”, as well as in popular television series such as “Chicago PD,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” and ” Ozark. “With a career of 35 years, Morales has fought hard to eradicate the negative stereotype of Latinos in film and television. He is currently part of the Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA.

Other prominent personalities will be recognized for their achievements and distinctive excellence in their respective fields. Former Miss Universe, television presenter, dancer and model Zuleyka Rivera was chosen as the Queen of the 2018 Parade. The living legend, the singer-songwriter and former member of the world-renowned Fania All Star, Ismael Miranda, will be exalted for his Musical Career (Lifetime Achievement Award). Other stars mentioned in the conference include Lucecita Benítez, recipient of recognition for her Lifetime Achievement Award, and Laura and Jorge Posada, as Godmother and Godfather respectively, and Carlos Beltrán as Athlete of the Year.

Honor for the Heroes after the passage of Hurricane Maria

Those who were the first to act like other local heroes who have demonstrated an ironclad commitment to provide emergency relief in this ongoing battle of recovery will also be honored this year. NPRDP 2018 will pay tribute to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated an extraordinary degree of commitment and dedication to help the victims in Puerto Rico.

“For the last 8 months we have witnessed the effort of rescue workers, community organizations and major events by ordinary men and women and their continued effort to provide humanitarian aid,” said Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, a member of the NPRDP Board of Directors. This year we will recognize many of the heroes who continue to work hard in the process of recovery, reconstruction and renewal of our Island. “

The NPRDP 2018 Board of Directors will recognize David Begnaud, correspondent of CBS News, for his extraordinary and award-winning television coverage and documentation of the recovery efforts and progress made in the last 8 months in Puerto Rico. Begnaud will be honored with the special title of Puerto Rican Champion. Their reports echoed the voices of the people of Puerto Rico, and facilitated more than 5 million Puerto Rican residents of the Continental United States to keep informed of what was happening on the island after the passage of Hurricane Maria. The Board welcomed hundreds of messages through social networks requesting that Begnaud be honored for which this recognition takes an emotional turn special in this year’s celebrations.

The Parade also wants to acknowledge and greatly appreciate several of the many individuals and organizations who were among the first to respond to the great need for help following Maria’s passing, and who continue to provide humanitarian assistance to families in Puerto Rico and those who are They have left the island and are now displaced in the United States. The following organizations will be recognized with the title of Heroes: Hispanic Federation, November Committee, Catholic Charities, Link Project of the Martín Peña Channel, Super Heroes and Girls Foundation by Alejandra.

The situation in Puerto Rico continues in serious condition with thousands of families living without electricity, drinking water and other basic services of first necessity. For a large part of the population, access to medical services and education is far from being acceptable or adequate, which has triggered a humanitarian crisis that will require a collective effort of reconstruction and long-term renewal. While other families who have left the island continue without employment and adequate housing. The NPRDP recognizes and honors these organizations for the gigantic work they are doing and for helping to keep the situation of Puerto Rico in the public arena; all this at the same time that they strengthen their infrastructure and their work capacity to continue the heroic work that they continue to carry out for the recovery of Puerto Rico.

Jul
26
Thu
2018
Upcoming events at Flushing Town Hall: July 26 – 29, 2018
Jul 26 – Jul 29 all-day
Upcoming events at Flushing Town Hall: July 26 – 29, 2018 @ New York | United States

Upcoming events at Flushing Town Hall this week: July 26 – 29, 2018

Honoring the First People of Queens: A Conversation on History and Cultural Protocols

Visit as well the official website here…

Honoring the First People of Queens: A Conversation on History and Cultural Protocols

Thur, July 26, 6-8:00 pm

Free (No RSVP required)

This insightful panel featuring members of the Matinecock tribe of Queens and Long Island will explore the tribe’s history, culture, and customs. Topics discussed will include: best practices in acknowledging Matinecock tribal territories and tools to help the tribe in building relationships with local organizations and government. Moderated by Gabrielle Hamilton, Director of Education & Public Programs at FTH.

 

Full Moon Drumming: Perú

Fri, July 27, 7-9:00 pm

$25/$20 Members (Space is limited to 20 participants; Drums provided)

Celebrate the Full Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall’s garden with master drummers from Perú. Begin with a workshop led by percussionist Hector Morales who will demonstrate various Afro-Peruvian rhythms on cajon (box drum), cajita and quijade, then jam with the entire group under the full moon. All are welcome from beginner to professional, just bring your enthusiasm!

 

Young Dancemakers Company

Sun, July 29, 2:00 pm

Free (with online RSVP)

Directed by Alice Teirstein, 17 young dancers of the Young Dancemakers Company will present a concert of new, lively, and original choreography, based on meaningful personal and social themes, and perform an excerpt by renowned choreographer Jane Comfort. The concert, with both live percussion and taped music, will be immediately followed by a free audience interactive workshop in on-the-spot dance-making.

 

Sep
30
Sun
2018
NYC – Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park 2018
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

2018 NYC – Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

Sunday, September 30, 201 8
from 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Camelot Returns to Manhattan!

Rub the rust off thy armor, iron thy chain mail and polish up on ye chivalry because the 2018 Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park is coming up!

We’ve been to this fest numerous times and what fun!

Learn more here!

Nov
21
Wed
2018
92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® + Balloon Inflation
Nov 21 – Nov 22 all-day

92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® 

takes place on
Thursday, November 22, 2018
from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parade Hotline: 212-494-4495

The celebration will be broadcast on NBC
(channel 4 in New York City)
9:00 am – noon

Learn more at this other page of ours within New Yorkled

~~~ PLUS ~~~

Inflation Eve Helium Balloon Viewing

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Dec
9
Sun
2018
Queens Holiday Historic House Tour
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Queens Holiday Historic House Tour

Queens Holiday Historic House Tour

Sunday, December 9, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 pm

$20/$17 in Advance/$5 Children under 12/FREE for Teens

Celebrate the holiday season and learn about the unique histories in this tour of seven historic sites in Flushing and Corona. Each site will offer special activities and refreshments. A mini bus will be available to take visitors to selected historic houses. Visit queenshistoricalsociety.org for advance tickets and more details.

Also visit this page at Flushing Town Hall’s website.

May
19
Sun
2019
Imagine Ellis Island Arts Festival :: NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY 
May 19 all-day

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY

in partnership with the NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Presents the Fourth

Imagine Ellis Island Arts Festival

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 12 noon

The National Park Service in partnership with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents the Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival on Sunday, May 19, 2019, with ceremony and performances starting at 12 noon at The Great Hall of Immigration at Ellis Island, located on the second floor of the main Ellis Island building. A full schedule of performances of one hour by nationally renowned artists and performers will celebrate the 2019 Asian American Heritage Month with the National Park Service.  The festival will showcase traditional and contemporary Asian American Music and Dance, with notable performing artists from the community in New York and New Jersey including the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Kindling Sindaw (Philipines), Vietnam Heritage Center, the Kalagangothri Foundation (India), and Hālau Hula O Na Mele ‘Āina O Hawaii'(Hawaii).

This year, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, will perform the opening Dragon Dance, the ending Lion Dance as well as two new, contemporary works that reflect the immigrant identity of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. The Kalagangothri Foundation will feature Guru Akhilandeshwari .V and Chetan Hebbar  performing Indian Classical Dance Nectar ; Kindling Sindaw  will perform Dances from Indigenous Southern Philippines; and Hālau Hula O Na Mele ‘Āina O Hawaii’ will perform traditional and contemporary Hula.

No admission ticket is required for the event. However, audience members must take a ferry to Ellis Island for the festival.  Ferry tickets are available for purchase at Statue Cruises in Castle Clinton in Manhattan in Battery Park, and in the Liberty State Park of Jersey City, NJ or online at www.statuecruises.com.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

A blossom of color, energy and motion, “like endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy,” says the New York Times.

Bringing the dynamic freedom of American modern dance together with the elegant splendor of Asian art, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is one of the most visible Asian American dance companies in America. Ms. Chen’s unique choreography transports audiences beyond cultural boundaries to the common ground between tradition and innovation, discipline and freedom, and form and spirit.

Since its inception in 1988, the company has earned a broad base of public support and has toured extensively to major performing arts centers throughout more than thirty states. Presented by some of the most prestigious concert halls in the United States, from the Joyce Theater in New York to the Ordway Center in Minnesota and the Cerritos Center in California, the Company has mounted more than twenty national tours and nine tours abroad. Ms. Chen’s work has been presented by such acclaimed international festivals as the Silesian International Contemporary Dance Festival and the Konfrontations International Dance Festival, both in Poland, the Chang Mu International Arts Festival in Korea and the Meet in Beijing International Arts Festival. The Company was also honored by a distinctive grant award from both the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and the Department of State to represent the United States in a seven-city tour arranged by the Tamaulipas International Arts Festival in Mexico. Also, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has the unique honor of having received more than fifteen awards from the  National Endowment for the Arts and numerous Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

In addition to its extensive season of touring and performing, the company has developed Arts in Education residency programs in school districts to bring culture and arts into educational settings. It’s colorful and engaging in-school assembly program “The Art of Chinese Dance” has been presented in hundreds of schools in NJ, NY, CT and PA, reaching hundreds of thousands of youth. The Company is currently in-residence at New Jersey City University and assisting NJCU in the development of a new BFA in Dance.

For additional Company information, visit our website, www.nainichen.org; write to Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, P.O. Box 1121, Fort Lee, NJ 07024; or call (800) 650-0246.

Luana Haraguch and Hālau Hula O Na Mele ‘Āina O Hawaii’

Halau Hula O Na Mele Aina O Hawaii first opened its doors in New York City in May 1968 under the guidance of Luana Haraguchi, where Haraguchi would hold hula classes in her studio apartment in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The halau was given its name from her teacher, Iolani Luahine. From its small roots flourished a group that comprised of dedicated students who were interested in learning hula and Hawaiian traditions.

The halau practices the traditional style of hula and protocols. The ancient style of hula, known as the kahiko and the modern style, known as auana, are both taught by Haraguchi. Haraguchi also emphasizes the learning of the chant, or `oli of each dance that is learned.

Kalagangothri Foundation

‘Kala’ meaning Art and ‘Gangothri’ meaning the Birth place of sacred river Ganges. Art take its birth in the creative minds of the people leading to happier world. Kalagangothri Foundation works on the objective of creating Happier Mind = Happier World by inspiring young talents into the divine art ‘Bharthanataya’ – Indian Classical Dance. This knowledge of divine art  imbibes Love, Peace and Humanity among the younger generation. In the year 2005, Akhilandeshwari and Chetan Hebbar renowned Bharthanatya artists established a Dance Company “Kalagangothri” at Mysore the cultural capital of Karnataka, India and run their company in India & US for the purpose of propagation of Knowledge of this Ancient Art & Culture – ‘Bharthanataya’.

Kalagangothri Foundation, belives that artistic and cultural activities are essential components of a healthy and vibrant communities. We are committed to our role as a catalyst for change and greater impact through dedicated art education which we serve.

Kalagangothri Foundation believes that the arts are a human right and should be available to all without regard to age, location and socioeconomic status. Access to a spectrum of artistic expressions and cultural experiences is crucial to the development of healthy communities and contributes to the overall academic achievement and social well-being of our younger population. Kalagangothri embodies artistic excellence and foster cultural participation in order to amplify the voice of young aspiring talents.

Kinding Sindaw

The cultures, traditions and existence of the indigenous peoples of the Philippines are threatened by corporate development. Because they have been subjected to systematic discrimination and political disenfranchisement, their cultures have been viewed as inferior, primitive, irrelevant, or something to be eradicated and transformed. Through art, theater, and cultural workshops and classes, Kinding Sindaw seeks to assert, reclaim, recreate, and preserve indigenous Philippine culture and traditions, and shows workshop participants its richness, vibrancy and significance to current and future generations.

Through the use of movements and musical training taught by Potri Ranka Manis and other tradition-bearers, interspersed with lectures about the historical significance of the music and movements, as well as integrated theater arts workshops, participants internalizes the indigenous experience. These workshops are targeted to a broad audience, who wants to develop both artistic skill, and take advantage of educational opportunities of learning an ancient culture. These workshops also develop artists as advocates and leaders in their communities.

Instructors include Potri Ranka Manis, Diane Camino, Rose Yapching, Amira Roca, Guro Frank Ortega, and Nonilon Queano. Potri Ranka Manis, founder and artistic director, have extensively learned directly from indigenous communities, and is from the Maranao tribe, herself. Rose Yapching, Diance Camino, and Amira Roca are all Dance Captains, with extensive training and experience. Nonilon Queano is a master musician, in both drums and kulintang. Guro Frank Ortega who is a martial arts instructor.

May
26
Sun
2019
Passport to Taiwan Festival 2019
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Passport to Taiwan Festival 2019

Sunday, May 26
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Union Square North

A week celebrating Taiwanese American Heritage.

You can expect thousands to attend and join in on the festivities.

On hand will be authentic food, culture and music from Taiwan.

Also, get set to enjoy Stage Performances, Food Adventures, and much more!

Have a look at some of these Youtube videos featuring past occurrences of this festival from past years.

Visit the official site here…

Passport to Taiwan Festival as posted by Vision Times

Passport to Taiwan Festival 2017 as posted by p2twnyc

Jun
8
Sat
2019
INTREPID: Battle of the Big Bands 2019
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 1:00 am

INTREPID: Battle of the Big Bands 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:00 pm – 1:00 am

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W 46th Street and 12th Av, NYC

21+ w/ID

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum joins with Prohibition Productions to host Battle of the Big Bands, an epic music and swing dancing event on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) on Saturday, June 8, from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am.

Celebrate the music, dancing and style of the swing era with a spectacular lineup of over 80 performers, including three of the best big bands—Sisterhood of Swing, Jonathan Stout Orchestra and Harlem Renaissance Orchestra.

These three big bands will go head-to-head under the stars on the flight deck, with a massive stage and 3,600-square-foot wooden dance floor. Go below deck for more live music, performances and dancing on a 1,000-square-foot dance floor. Swing dance performances, a dance contest, swing DJs, a barbershop quartet, beginner swing dance lessons, vendors and a vintage fashion contest will add to the flair.

Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. This event is open to adults ages 21 and over.

Tickets are required and space is limited. Tickets start at $49.00. VIP ticketholders will get an exclusive tour on the hangar deck. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Purchase Tickets Here…

Also, visit the official page at Prohibition Productions

TICKETS

Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. Tickets are nonrefundable, and the event will take place rain or shine! (In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on the hangar deck).

GENERAL ADMISSION:
includes: access to hangar deck & flight deck of the ship (except VIP areas), plus swing dance lesson.
$39 Early Bird (sold out)
$49 Advance – now on sale!
$59 Full Price (June 3–June 8)

VIP TICKETS:
$85 Early bird (sold out)
$95 Advance – now on sale!
$105 Full price (June 3–June 8)

Jun
15
Sat
2019
14th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island :: June / August 2019
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

14th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

June 15 – 16

August 24 – 25

At Colonels Row

Visit this event listing at the Governors Island website PLUS also visit the official website itself right here…

“”Jazz Age Lawn Party, now celebrating its 14th year, is the world’s original and largest prohibition era-inspired gathering. The event started in 2005 as a small gathering on NYC’s Governors Island and has since grown into one of New York City’s most beloved events. This historically sold out event attracts thousands of time travelers each year, who come together to discover the music and zeitgeist of the 1920s. Consistently selected by the New York Times as one of the year’s most memorable events, Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a unique, interactive opportunity to relive one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history.””

Have a look at these videos posted on Youtube from past celebrations:

WORTH IT?! JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY ON GOVERNOR’S ISLAND , NEW YORK CITY

Published by Trina & Pierre

Jazz Age Lawn Party is a Gatsby-Era Time Machine

Published by SinoVision 美国中文电视

Governors Island Jazz Age Lawn Party – NYC June 17, 2012

Published by BandsVidToSee

 

 

Jun
16
Sun
2019
14th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island :: June / August 2019
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

14th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

June 15 – 16

August 24 – 25

At Colonels Row

Visit this event listing at the Governors Island website PLUS also visit the official website itself right here…

“”Jazz Age Lawn Party, now celebrating its 14th year, is the world’s original and largest prohibition era-inspired gathering. The event started in 2005 as a small gathering on NYC’s Governors Island and has since grown into one of New York City’s most beloved events. This historically sold out event attracts thousands of time travelers each year, who come together to discover the music and zeitgeist of the 1920s. Consistently selected by the New York Times as one of the year’s most memorable events, Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a unique, interactive opportunity to relive one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history.””

Have a look at these videos posted on Youtube from past celebrations:

WORTH IT?! JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY ON GOVERNOR’S ISLAND , NEW YORK CITY

Published by Trina & Pierre

Jazz Age Lawn Party is a Gatsby-Era Time Machine

Published by SinoVision 美国中文电视

Governors Island Jazz Age Lawn Party – NYC June 17, 2012

Published by BandsVidToSee

 

 

Jun
23
Sun
2019
17th Annual Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American and Multicultural Celebration
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

17th Annual Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American and Multicultural Celebration

Sunday, June 23, 2019
11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Inwood Hill Park (218th St & Indian Road), NY, NY 10034

FREE Event: RSVP Here…

Further down on this page you’ll see the official flyer as well as a couple videos from previous years.

The 17th Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON®: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 in Upper Manhattan’s Inwood Hill Park from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, rain or shine. This event is free to the public and is presented by Lotus Music & Dance in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, sponsored in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council. The host for the event will be Sandra Bookman, weekend anchor for WABC-TV and host of “Here and Now” and the afternoon co-host will be Patrick Riley Pop Culture Expert/ Blogger.

DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON ® features Manhattan’s only open air pow wow, which is a celebratory gathering of Native American people that will be led by Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers with Host Drums Heyna Second Sons and Silver Cloud.

Activities also include Native American crafts, storytelling, international cuisine and a World Market Tent. In keeping with the underlying theme of environmental awareness and education, DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® will continue to feature an Environmental Tent and a free bicycle valet for attendees who ride their bike to the park.

To reach Inwood Hill Park, take the 1 train to 215th Street or the A train to 207th Street. The entrance to the park is at 218th Street and Indian Road, four blocks west of Broadway. By car, it is just north of the Dyckman Street exit off the Henry Hudson Parkway.

Here below are videos featuring previous occurrences of this event.

Hoop Dance ~ Drums Along the Hudson Inwood Hill 2011

Published by nycparadelife on Youtube

 

The 9th. Annual Drums along the Hudson FESTIVAL @ INWOOD PARK ! Pt. #1

Published by mediamanny53 on Youtube

Jul
26
Fri
2019
41st Annual Thunderbird American Indian Pow Wow
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day

At the Queens County Farm Museum

41st Annual Thunderbird American Indian PowWow (Pow Wow)

July 26 – 28, 2019

Gates Open Friday @ 6:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday @ 10:00 am

Visit the official page here…

“”New York City’s largest and most dynamic Powwow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions. Over forty Indian Nations will be represented at this spectacular event. Performances include Hoop Dancers and Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire. A large selection of authentic Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food will be available for sale. Experience these beautiful cultures with us.””

Also, learn more at this page over at Eventbrite

Performance times:  Friday: 7-10 pm | Saturday: 12-5 pm, 7-10 pm | Sunday: 12-5 pm

Note: Bonfires on Friday and Saturday nights, weather permitting

Advance Tickets:

Day Pass: $10; $5 (ages 12 & under)
Weekend Pass: $16; $7 (ages 12 & under)

Door Tickets:

Day Pass: $15; $8 (ages 12 & under)

Free for Members

Aug
24
Sat
2019
14th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island :: June / August 2019
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

14th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

June 15 – 16

August 24 – 25

At Colonels Row

Visit this event listing at the Governors Island website PLUS also visit the official website itself right here…

“”Jazz Age Lawn Party, now celebrating its 14th year, is the world’s original and largest prohibition era-inspired gathering. The event started in 2005 as a small gathering on NYC’s Governors Island and has since grown into one of New York City’s most beloved events. This historically sold out event attracts thousands of time travelers each year, who come together to discover the music and zeitgeist of the 1920s. Consistently selected by the New York Times as one of the year’s most memorable events, Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a unique, interactive opportunity to relive one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history.””

Have a look at these videos posted on Youtube from past celebrations:

WORTH IT?! JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY ON GOVERNOR’S ISLAND , NEW YORK CITY

Published by Trina & Pierre

Jazz Age Lawn Party is a Gatsby-Era Time Machine

Published by SinoVision 美国中文电视

Governors Island Jazz Age Lawn Party – NYC June 17, 2012

Published by BandsVidToSee

 

 

Aug
25
Sun
2019
14th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island :: June / August 2019
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

14th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

June 15 – 16

August 24 – 25

At Colonels Row

Visit this event listing at the Governors Island website PLUS also visit the official website itself right here…

“”Jazz Age Lawn Party, now celebrating its 14th year, is the world’s original and largest prohibition era-inspired gathering. The event started in 2005 as a small gathering on NYC’s Governors Island and has since grown into one of New York City’s most beloved events. This historically sold out event attracts thousands of time travelers each year, who come together to discover the music and zeitgeist of the 1920s. Consistently selected by the New York Times as one of the year’s most memorable events, Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a unique, interactive opportunity to relive one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history.””

Have a look at these videos posted on Youtube from past celebrations:

WORTH IT?! JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY ON GOVERNOR’S ISLAND , NEW YORK CITY

Published by Trina & Pierre

Jazz Age Lawn Party is a Gatsby-Era Time Machine

Published by SinoVision 美国中文电视

Governors Island Jazz Age Lawn Party – NYC June 17, 2012

Published by BandsVidToSee