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Nov
15
Thu
2018
Grand Central 17th Annual Holiday Train Show 2018
Nov 15 2018 – Feb 24 2019 all-day

Grand Central 17th Annual Holiday Train Show

November 15, 2018 – February 24, 2019

NY Transit Museum Gallery Annex And Store

Shuttle Passage

Presented annually by the New York Transit Museum, this popular model railroad exhibition features Metro-North, New York Central, and subway trains departing from a miniature Grand Central Terminal on a 34’-long, two-level “O” gauge layout. The Museum’s store also offers great gifts for your holiday shopping.

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Learn more at this official page here…

Jan
16
Wed
2019
FIAF Presents Taming Nature: Animated Perspective
Jan 16 – Feb 23 all-day
Panorama, by Françoise Pétrovich (Panorama)

FIAF Presents Taming Nature: Animated Perspective

Opening Wednesday, January 16, in FIAF’s Gallery

Featuring video art by three female artists: Vergine Keaton, Françoise Pétrovitch, and Christine Rebet

Through Saturday, February 23

Be sure to visit the official page here as well…

New York, NY (January 9, 2019) — As a special introduction to FIAF’s popular Animation First festival, the FIAF Gallery opens Wednesday, January 16, with Taming Nature: Animated Perspectives. This video art exhibition features recent works by three female artists from France who each use distinct animation techniques to explore how nature and humans adapt to changing and sometimes hostile environments.

Françoise Pétrovitch’s painterly Panorama (2016) juxtaposes a bird, an iris, a floating woman, and other elements of nature, as if imprinted on the retina, to blur the border between the external world and the subconscious. The violence of the relationship between interiority and reality explodes In the Soldier’s Head (2015) through Christine Rebet’s hand-drawn animations of haunting traumatic memories resurfacing. And Vergine Keaton uses a rotoscoping technique to invoke distant memory through archival film footage of an extinct species in The Tasmanian Tiger (2018). Selected to the 2018 Berlinale, Keaton’s work pushes the boundaries of how nature can empower itself to preempt its own extinction.

The three works will run on continuous loop in the FIAF Gallery from Jan 16 through Feb 23.

A reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition will take place on Wed, Jan 16, from 6:30-8:30pm.

About the artists:

After studying graphic design and cinema, Vergine Keaton (b. 1981, Lyon, France) created her first animated short film, I was crying out at life. or for it in 2009. It screened at nearly 100 festivals, including the ACID selection at Cannes Film Festival, and is currently featured as Times Square Arts’ Midnight Moment throughout January, 2019. Her following film, Marzevan (2015), experiments with 3D mapping and was selected for Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival in Brazil, Riverside Short Film & Video Festival in New Haven, MO, and was a short-list nominee in the category Best Short Animated Film at the 2017 César Awards in France. Her third film, The Tasmanian Tiger(2018), was selected for the official competition for the 2018 Berlinale and screened at a number of international festivals that year. In addition to filmmaking, Keaton’s artistic practice includes art installation, and she is currently preparing an exhibition around Dante’s Inferno for the Centre Pompidou-Metz in France in 2019.

Françoise Pétrovitch has been part of numerous solo exhibitions in France and abroad. She recently exhibited at the Keramis Museum – Center for Ceramics and the Center for Engraving and Printed Image, La Louvière, Belgium; the Campredon Art Center, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France; and Frac Paca, Marseille. She is the first contemporary artist to benefit from a monographic exhibition at Louvre Lens and will be the subject of several important solo exhibitions in France at venues including the Hélène and Édouard Leclerc Fund for Culture, Landerneau; the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; Villa Savoye, Poissy; and the Children’s Gallery of the National Museum of Modern Art Center Georges Pompidou, Paris. Her work is in the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Center Georges Pompidou, Paris; the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs, Florida; the Keramis Museum, La Louvière, Belgium; the Museums of Modern and Contemporary Art in Saint-Etienne and Strasbourg, France; the Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France; and many regional collections of contemporary art (FRACs) in France.

Christine Rebet (b. Lyon, France, lives and works in New York) received her MFA from Columbia University and her BFA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Her work is based on drawing which she develops into forms ranging from animation to the environment, installation, and performance art. At the heart of her work is the elaboration of historical traumas in the context of a personal reinterpretation and consequent reanimation. Rebet has previously exhibited and held performances in various international venues including: LACE (Los Angeles), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Kunsthal KAdE (Amersfoort, Netherlands), Grieder Contemporary (Zurich), AlbumArte (Rome), Unge Kunstneres Samfund, (Oslo), Sculpture Center (New York); the Institute of Contemporary Art (Singapore); the Cartier Foundation (Paris); the Fisher Landau Center for Art (New York); and Le Magasin (Grenoble, France). Her most recent solo exhibition, Thunderbird, was held at Bureau (New York). Her films have been screened at various events and festivals including Hong Kong Film Festival, Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio), Husets Biograf (Copenhagen), Winkleman Gallery (New York), the Berlinale Short Film Festival (Berlin), and the Moderna Museet (Stockholm). Her recent film, In the Soldier’s Head, is currently touring film festivals worldwide. Rebet’s work appears in the public collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) and the Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (Vitry-sur-Seine, France).

About FIAF

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is New York’s premier French cultural and language center. FIAF’s mission is to create and offer New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. FIAF seeks to generate new ideas and promote cross cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of expression.

Jan
18
Fri
2019
Rockefeller Center® To Present First Public Viewings Of the VR Series: Spheres
Jan 18 – Mar 3 all-day

Rockefeller Center® To Present First Public Viewings Of The Acclaimed, Complete Virtual Reality Series Spheres

January 18 – March 3, 2019

Tickets To Experience The Three-Part VR Series Are On Sale

SPHERES, which sold out of Sundance in an unprecedented seven figure deal, was written and directed by Eliza McNitt, executive produced by Darren Aronofsky, and is narrated by Millie Bobby BrownJessica Chastain and Patti Smith

Presenting Sponsor Rockefeller Center with Exhibition Presented by RYOT

New York, NY (December 21, 2018)—Tishman Speyer will host the public premiere of the acclaimed three-part virtual reality series, SPHERES, at New York’s iconic Rockefeller Center, beginning January 18th through March 3, 2019. New Yorkers and visitors will have the unique opportunity to purchase tickets to all three 15-minute episodes using an Oculus Rift headset in a custom-designed screening room at Rockefeller Center. Tickets are limited.

SPHERES made history earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival when it was acquired by CityLights, becoming the first ever VR experience to sell at a major film festival for seven figures. In September 2018 it became the first virtual reality experience to be programmed and screened at the Telluride Film Festival.

Written and directed by Eliza McNitt, executive produced by PROTOZOA PICTURES’ Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel and produced by Jess Engel, Arnaud Colinart, and Dylan Golden, the series stars Millie Bobby BrownJessica Chastain and Patti Smith. SPHERES won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Virtual Reality Immersive Story at the 2018 Venice Film Festival. SPHERES was scored by Grammy-nominated artists Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (Stranger Things).

Presented by Rockefeller Center with support from RYOT, tickets will be available for advanced-purchase beginning December 20, 2018 for $50. Screenings will take place seven days a week in 600 Fifth Avenue, (entrance on 48th Street between Fifth and the Plaza), in a custom-designed space-inspired dark room with seven viewing stations. Tickets are available for purchase at www.rockefellercenter.com/attractions/spheres.

“We’ve poured our hearts into this experience and it’s a dream to have SPHERES at Rockefeller Center. Together, we’re making virtual reality accessible to the public,” said writer and director Eliza McNitt. “Now audiences can be transported from New York City to the heart of a black hole. I can’t wait for you to join us on this journey to the cosmos.”

“CityLights made the decision to purchase SPHERES at Sundance because we knew it was something special that audiences would want to experience, as long as we gave them a chance. Our vision for its potential is now unfolding as we partner with New York’s famous Rockefeller Center,” said Joel Newtonwith CityLights. “This is the beginning of something new in VR as we bring immersive content to the public.”

“We are so excited to host the public premiere of SPHERES, this incredible virtual reality experience, at Rockefeller Center,” said Michaella Solar-March, Managing Director Marketing and Experience at Rockefeller Center. “We are constantly looking to bring unique cultural and entertainment offerings to our tenants and all New Yorkers, and this is a perfect fit.”

“RYOT is a studio built on innovation in content—and supporting SPHERES is part of our commitment to representing the best there is to offer in VR—we are pleased to share it with the public in this incredible setting,” said Smiley Stevens, RYOT’s Global Creative Director.

Rockefeller Center, the most recognized commercial property in the world, encompasses six square blocks between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas, from 48th to 51st Streets, rising 70 stories above beautiful Midtown Manhattan. It is not only a place of business, but also a premier destination for world-class shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Millions come to Rockefeller Center each year to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, skate at The Rink at Rockefeller Center®, celebrate at Rainbow Room or Bar SixtyFive, and see one of the NBC shows that calls Rockefeller Center home including The Today Show and Saturday Night Live.

SPHERES is a three-chapter virtual reality journey to uncover the hidden songs of the cosmos. The full series world premiered at the 2018 Venice Film Festival with the debut of the first chapter, Chorus of the Cosmos, narrated by Millie Bobby Brown. The second chapter, Songs of Spacetime, world premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was narrated by Jessica Chastain. The third chapter, Pale Blue Dot, premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and was narrated by Patti Smith. The series, presented by Oculus Studios and Protozoa Pictures, features original music from Grammy-nominated artists Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of SURVIVE (Stranger Things) with sound design by Craig Henighan.

SPHERES is written and directed by Eliza McNitt and presented by Oculus Studios & Protozoa Pictures. It is produced by Jess Engel, Arnaud Colinart, and Dylan Golden in association with Kaleidoscope. Production companies are Protozoa, AtlasV, Crimes of Curiosity and Novelab. Supported and powered by HP Virtual Reality Technology with the installation designed by the Phi Centre.

For tickets:

www.rockefellercenter.com/attractions/spheres

Location:

600 Fifth Avenue – Entrance on 48th Street between Fifth and the Plaza

About Protozoa

Protozoa Pictures is Academy Award®-nominated director Darren Aronofsky’s production company. Founded in 1996, based in Brooklyn and headed by Aronofsky, partners are Ari Handel, and Scott Franklin. Credits include the critically-acclaimed films: White Boy Rick, mother!, Jackie, Noah, Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream, π and the series One Strange Rock for NatGeo. SPHERES is Protozoa’s first virtual reality project.

About Tishman Speyer

Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and fund manager of first-class real estate around the world. Founded in 1978, Tishman Speyer is active across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, building and managing premier office, residential and retail space in 28 key global markets for industry-leading tenants. The firm has acquired, developed and operated a portfolio of over 167 million square feet with a total value of approximately US $88 billion spread over 406 assets. Signature assets include New York City’s Rockefeller Center, São Paulo’s Torre Norte, The Springs in Shanghai, Lumière in Paris and OpernTurm in Frankfurt. Tishman Speyer currently has projects at different stages of development in Boston, Brasília, Frankfurt, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Washington, DC. The firm also operates portfolios of prominent office properties in Berlin, Chicago and London. For more information, visit tishmanspeyer.com and find us on social @tishmanspeyer.

About RYOT

RYOT is Verizon Media Group’s Emmy Award®-winning, Academy Award®-nominated premium content studio. RYOT has produced a slate of critically-acclaimed projects that have debuted at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, and Hot Docs, among others. Our content impacts audiences globally, with sales and distribution through a variety of platforms, including HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, National Geographic. Highlights include back-to-back Academy Award® nominations for Best Documentary Short Subject (2016 and 2017), as well as the only studio at both Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival to have official content premieres across every category and format. RYOT is a division of Verizon Media Group, Verizon’s family of media properties.

About HP Virtual Reality Solutions

HP’s VR approach is founded upon its rich history of product innovation and deeply rooted customer relationships, which enables it to deliver the most immersive technologies that help businesses lead their industries. HP’s versatile, high-powered devices empower customers to create and consume VR content. The company’s commercial grade products are designed for mission critical business applications that require high levels of security, manageability, reliability and ISV certified applications. For more information, visit www.hp.com/go/reinventreality.

About Phi

Headquartered in Montreal Canada and dedicated to art in all its forms, Phi is a multidisciplinary arts and culture organization that cultivates all aspects of creation, development, production and dissemination. Phi is at the intersection of art, film, music, design and technology. Through a strong emphasis on content creation, eclectic programming and innovative uses of technology to enhance arts, Phi fosters collective experiences and unexpected encounters between artists and audiences. For more information, visit

https://phi-centre.com.

Feb
17
Sun
2019
2019 Kids Week Schedule at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Feb 17 – Feb 23 all-day

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Announces 2019 Kids Week Schedule

February 17 – February 23

Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

Over 30 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 Sunday, February 17–Saturday, February 23.  During Kids Week, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in dozens of fun-filled activities, live animal shows, hands-on workshops, musical performances, special guests and interactive demonstrations that the whole family will enjoy.

This year, 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.

Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18, Kids Week will explore arts and music fun. Kids can make their own musical instrument and puppet, learn origami and solve some out-of-the-box problems with Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends. Tuffy the Tiger will also be performing and families can blow some unbelievable bubbles with the Gazillion Bubble Show.

Tuesday, February 19 through Thursday, February 21, families can discover a safari and nature adventure. Kids will have the opportunity to meet animal ambassadors from around the world including a kangaroo, bearded dragon, tortoise, and more. Families can learn all about primates, fossilized ants, polar bears and the oyster population in New York Harbor.

Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23, kids will explore space and science. Families can catch a glimpse of the Space Camp experience. There will be Mad Science shows and a flight simulation video game. Kids can also learn about the building components of a model rocket and the science behind basic flight and rocketry.

Special guests include 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, Sesame Street and Paw Patrol activities, a performance from the Broadway musical King Kong, former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, and a lineup of scientists and characters including Snoopy!

Kids Week programming partners include Dazzling Discoveries, Puppetry Arts Theater, OrigamiUSA, Show-Score, El Museo, New York Road Runners, Story Pirates Workshop and Theater Show, Rube Goldberg, Theaterworks USA, Tuffy the Tiger, Gazillion Bubble Show, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Two by Two Zoo, Billion Oyster Project, Sprout Up NYC, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Wildlife Theater Group, The Climate Museum, Animal Embassy, the Bronx Zoo, Wild Encounters, the Central Park Zoo, New York City Audobon, the New York Aquarium, Jupiter Joe’s Sidewalk Astronomy, The Museum of Interesting Things, CUNYSAT-1 Lab, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Kerbal Space Academy, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, the Space Telescope Science Institute, Mad Science, American Society of Civil Engineers, Columbia Space Initiative, Teachers in Space, 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.

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.

Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Museum Hours:

April 1 – October 31:
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

November 1 – March 31:
Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Museum Cost of Admission:
Adult: $33.00
Seniors (65+): $31.00
Child (5-12): $24.00
Children under 5: Free
*NYC Resident Admission (includes five boroughs):
Adults and seniors: $19
Child (5-12): $17
*Retired and Active U.S. Military and U.S. Veterans: Free

Free admission for U.S. military and veterans generously provided by Bank of America.

*Proper ID required.

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid Museum website, www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Public Transportation:

Directions by NYC Metro Bus:

Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th St.), M42 (42nd St.) or M50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk north from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off directly in front of the Intrepid Museum.

Directions by NYC Metro Subway:

Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M42 West bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk north to Intrepid.

Directions from water:

Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk one block north to the Intrepid Museum.  From New Jersey, take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th St.) and walk north on 12th Avenue to the Museum.

 

Feb
22
Fri
2019
“Ireland and America: A History in Song” with Larry Kirwan
Feb 22 all-day

“Ireland and America: A History in Song” with Larry Kirwan

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Purchase Tickets here…

Schimmel Center at Pace University (New York, NY)
3 Spruce StreetNew York, NY 10038

Through a mix of storytelling, acting, and singing, “Ireland and America” combines Larry Kirwan’s 25 years of experience leading the band Black 47 with his parallel career as a playwright, author, journalist, and radio host. Kirwan and his band explore the roots of the Irish-British conflict, emigration to the USA, and life in New York City’s Five Points neighborhood, where Irish immigrants and African-Americans created modern pop culture and tap dancing.

 

 

City College Center for the Arts presents: Zullo/RawMovement “Liable to Change”
Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-day

City College Center for the Arts

presents

Zullo/RawMovement

in the World Premiere of

Liable to Change

February 22-23, 2019

City College Center for the Arts, Aaron Davis Hall

Zullo/RawMovement presents Liable to Change on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:30pm, and Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at City College Center for the Arts, Aaron Davis Hall, 115 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10027. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased athttp://citycollegecenterforthearts.org.

Liable to Change utilizes movement, architecture, sound, light and interactive technologies and filters it all through the Cynefin Framework to inform the piece by delving into states of simplicity, complicatedness, complexity, chaos, and disorder. Investigating systems of order and logic exemplified in the writings of DaVinci, Kepler, and Plato and the concept of “the golden mean” as well as the Fibonacci sequence are presented within the movement, architecture, and visual elements of the work illustrating the dichotomy of chaos and logic.

Zullo/RawMovement creates performance experiences using movement, architecture, sound, light and new media to create whole environments exploring concepts drawn from the cultural landscape intended to ask questions and provoke discussion. RawMovement shares these dances in the hopes of eliciting an emotional response to a movement-based experience in both traditional and non-traditional performance settings and environments expanding the boundaries of where and how performances are experienced. Using both set choreography and structured improvisation performance works are created and shared with as wide and diverse an audience as possible.

The conceptual ideas for the work are shaped by the current cultural climate where what is seen and known as truth, logic and order is constantly challenged and the feeling that multiple realities are coexisting with different narratives are constantly struggling against each other. The piece begins simultaneously in four separate locations challenging the audience with what can be seen and known and culminates in the same space. The audience is invited to create the landscape of the performance by placing the set pieces at random in the theater space at the start of the work creating an unexpected landscape that the performers must navigate and renegotiate throughout every performance of the work. Composer Darren Solomon is performing and creating the score in real time during the work and Media Artist Kat Sullivan is creating and responding to the performers as well.

Zullo/RawMovement “Liable to Change”

Movement, Concept, Direction: John J Zullo
Interactive Media Artist: Kat Sullivan
Lighting Design: Kryssy Wright
Architect: Megan Marvin
Composer, Sound Design & Performance: Darren Solomon
Visual Artist: Terry Finch
Performers: Zachary Denison, Bong Dizon, Hana Goldstone, Katya Lazor & Rachael Oczkus.

This work was made, in part, with the generous support of City College Center for the Arts and the CUNY Dance Initiative.

Darren Solomon is a composer, bassist and keyboard player, based in Brooklyn. He began his career touring with Ray Charles while still in his teens, and went on to work both as an instrumentalist and composer. He has written the music for hundreds of TV commercials, winning both a Clio and Cannes Gold Lion for best music. His collaborative music website In B Flat 2.0, was featured on CNN and NPR’s Weekend Edition, and he records electronic music and remixes under the name Science for Girls. Darren is currently a Visiting Affiliate Artist at SUNY Purchase.

Kryssy Wright is a lighting and scenic designer living in Brooklyn. Since relocating to Brooklyn she has designed and built sets, designed and hung light plots, stage managed, set up audio and video systems, production managed, tech directed, and swept a lot of floors. While in NYC , Kryssy has worked with the Esemble Studio Theater, Columbia University, INTAR, Noemie LaFrance, PS122, Danspace, Abrons Art Center, and many others. Currently Kryssy is the Technical Director and Resident Designerof the Theater at the 14StreetY. She is an Associate Artist with Third Rail Projects, whom with she was awarded a Bessie, Avant Media, and LABA. Her degree is from Bennington College.

Brooklyn-based artist Kat Sullivan exists at the intersection of movement and technology. After earning her Bachelors in Computer Science and Dance at Skidmore College, she worked as a software engineer and freelanced as a dancer. At NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), she developed a practice around creative coding, live performance, machine learning, and other emerging technologies. She has presented works at Lincoln Center, National Sawdust, Pioneer Works, SXSW, 14th Street Y, and the Liberty Science Center, and was selected for residencies by NYU ITP and Pioneer Works. Currently Ms. Sullivan is an adjunct professor at NYU, teaching courses on motion capture, live performance, and programming.

John J ZulloArtistic Director originally from the Bronx, New York and currently resides in NYC. He graduated from American University in 1996 with a Bachelors in Anthropology and 1999 with a Masters of Arts in Dance. His work was presented at Dance Place in Washington, DC and awarded the Arts Club of Washington’s Award for Outstanding Choreographer. John performed for Jeff Rebudal, Regina Nejman, & Erick Monte and has taught both nationally & internationally at various festivals, colleges and universities. Most recent guest artist work includes The College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, The Greenwich Academy and Barefoot Dance Company in Kingston, New York. Other work includes the Community College of Baltimore County and Trajectory Dance in Baltiore, Maryland. Zullo has also taught and lectured at Western Michigan University, MI, Emory University, GA, Textured Dance, IL, New York University, the Greenwich Academy in CT, Coppin State University, Baltimore, MD, The Chadwick School, Los Angeles, CA, The Dance Complex & Green Street Studios in Cambridge, MA, American University and The Washington Ballet at THEARC in Washington, DC, Adelphi University, Hunter College, and Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, as well as Wells College in NY and the YMCA/Evolve Dance in Tarrytown, New York.

Zullo/RawMovement has been performing at various venues in NYC since January 2010. Zullo/RawMovement was selected for the CUNY Dance Initiative Residency and is the artist-in-residence at City College for the creation of the new evening length work “Liable to Change” premiering fall 2017. RawMovement was presented at the 92nd Street Y, BAM for the Everybooty Festival June 2015 & 2016 and was selected for FLICfest 2015 at the Irondale Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. RawMovement was co-presented at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA, and was presented at the American Dance Institute in Rockville, MD. RawMovement presented 3 seasons in New York City at the 14th Street Y October 2015 with the evening length “The Architecture of Proximity”, “The Memory Suite” evening of three works at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church 2013 and the evening length “How Brief Eternity” at Theater for the New City 2011. RawMovement has performed for the LaMaMa MOVES! festival 2013, as well as multiple evening presentations of works at Dixon Place and has shown work at Eden’s Expressway at Movement Research, the Dumbo Dance Festival and the CoolNYC Festival at the John Ryan Theater in Dumbo, the Ailey Center, City Center Studio 5, Green Space, The LES Festival 2011 through 2016 at Theater for the New City. Zullo was selected for the LaMaMa Spoleto Open in Spoleto, Italy.

Zullo/RawMovement has facilitated RawMovement Summer Workshops in New York City in 2014, 2015, and 2017 offering RawMovementLabs and the RawMovementFestival. In 2018 Zullo initiated the Queerly Contemporary Festival and curated and produced the Festival for regional and national LGBTQ+ artists at City Center Studio 4. The next Queerly Contemporary Festival will take place in NYC in June 2019.

Fraunces Tavern® Museum’s George Washington Birthday Ball
Feb 22 all-day

Fraunces Tavern® Museum’s

George Washington Birthday Ball

In honor of George Washington and to benefit Fraunces Tavern® Museum

54 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004

Commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the Construction of Fraunces Tavern

Friday, February 22, 2019
7:00 pm

~ RSVP by February 15, 2019 ~

RSVP

Reception – 7:00pm // Dinner – 8:00pm
The Union Club // 101 East 69th Street (at Park Avenue), New York City
Black or white tie // Orders and Decorations

Distinguished Patriots
Elizabeth and Stanley DeForest Scott

Also Honoring
Denise Doring VanBuren, First Vice President General,
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Emcees
George Carroll Whipple III
and
William Whipple Rockefeller

Happy Hour For Humanity at the NY Society for Ethical Culture
Feb 22 all-day
Happy Hour For Humanity at the NY Society for Ethical Culture @ New York | New York | United States

Happy Hour For Humanity

Young professional drinks and discussion every 4th Friday!

Friday, February 22 at 6:30 pm

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street – Elliott Library (507)
Members FREE; Public $5

Visit the official site here…

“”Many of us are young professionals working full-time jobs, some are starting and caring for families, and we’re all living in what seems to be a state of survival trying to make it here in the tri-state area–but we’re not alone! Although we lead busy lives, we know it’s important to engage with others in our community to support, motivate, and challenge each other to be our best ethical selves.

Once a month, let’s unite and make some time to meet over refreshments to discuss current ethical issues around the globe as well as ones we’re facing locally. By sharing current events, short articles, videos, and personal narratives, let’s break out of our daily routines to make a toast to humanity together.””

WHO WILL WIN THE 2019 GEORGE LONDON AWARDS?
Feb 22 all-day

WHO WILL WIN THE 2019 GEORGE LONDON AWARDS?

Friday, February 22, 2019

2018 George London Award winners with Nora London, center

The 48th Annual George London Awards Competition For Opera Singers Final Round And Awards Announcement Is Open To The Public – Friday, February 22, 2019, At 4:00 pm, At The Morgan Library & Museum’s Gilder Lehrman Hall

The panel of judges includes Harolyn Blackwell, John Hauser, Nora London, George Shirley, and Richard Stilwell (one of the first winners of the George London Award); Craig Rutenberg is the pianist.

Friday, February 22, 2019, at 4:00 PM
Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York City

The George London Foundation for Singers Presents
The 48th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition –
Final Round and Awards Presentation

Tickets:  $55
For reservations and information, call 646-461-3578, or e-mail [email protected]
www.georgelondon.org

Last February, the 2018 George London Award winners were announced: soprano Lauren Margison, mezzo-sopranos Raehann Bryce-Davis, Rihab Chaieb, and Emily D’Angelo, baritone Benjamin Taylor, and bass-baritone Lawson Anderson (pictured above with Nora London).

On February 22, 2019, some of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will perform with pianist Craig Rutenberg before a panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience at The Morgan Library & Museum. At the event’s conclusion, a few of them will be named this year’s winners of the George London Award, an honor that has been conferred upon hundreds of the best young singers since 1971. The award, currently a $10,000 prize, is named for the legendary Canadian-American bass-baritone, one of the greatest opera singers of 20th century.

This event is the final round of the 48th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition, one of the oldest and most prestigious vocal competitions in the U.S. and Canada. Over three days of preliminary auditions on February 18-20, approximately 90 singers will compete to reach the finals. On Friday, February 22, at 4:00 PM, at the Morgan’s Gilder Lehrman Hall, each finalist performs one selection, and the audience is invited to a reception while the judges deliberate. The audience is then asked back into the hall for the announcement of the winners.

This year’s panel of judges includes soprano Harolyn Blackwell, George London Foundation Executive Director John Hauser, George London Foundation President Nora London, tenor and voice professor George Shirley, and baritone Richard Stilwell (who won a George London Award at the first competition, in 1971). The competition pianist is renowned collaborative pianist Craig Rutenberg.

Many George London Award winners have gone on to international stardom – the list of past winners includes Christine Brewer, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Christine Goerke, Catherine Malfitano, James Morris, Matthew Polenzani, Sondra Radvanovsky, Neil Shicoff, and Dawn Upshaw. (See list below.)

To round out the foundation’s season of events, the George London Foundation Recital Series, which presents pairs of outstanding opera singers, many of whom were winners of a George London Award, continues its 23rd year:

Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor, and Amy Owens, soprano, with Warren Jones, piano. Griffey, arguably the world’s reigning interpreter of the title role of Britten’s Peter Grimes, appears in the 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera U.S. premiere production of Nico Muhly’s Marnie. Amy Owens, who received critical acclaim when she stepped into the U.S. premiere of Milhaud’s La mère coupable with On Site Opera in New York City last summer, won a $5,000 prize at the 2018 George London competition, and was praised by New York Classical Review for the “steely, pinpoint-accurate rendition of ‘I am the wife of Mao Tse Tung,’” from Adams’s Nixon in China. Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 4:00 pm

Julie Adams, soprano, and Emily D’Angelo, mezzo-soprano, with Ken Noda, piano. Adams, a 2015 George London Award winner, starred in the West Coast premiere of Kevin Puts’s Silent Night with Opera San Jose last year, prompting Opera Today to say, “Her rich, creamy, agile soprano was of the highest quality, the kind that prompts excited ‘who-is-she?’ intermission chatter (and beyond).” D’Angelo won her George London Award earlier this year, and was praised thus by New York Classical Review: “D’Angelo [was] among the most impressive, with a sublime rendition of Rosina’s ‘Una voce poco fa’ from Barbiere di Siviglia, fitting her smoky mezzo-soprano over the contours of the aria like an impeccably tailored glove.” Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 4:00 pm

The Legacy of George London

The goal of the London Foundation, the support and nurturing of young singers, was an abiding interest of the great Canadian-American bass-baritone George London, who devoted a great part of the time and energy of his later years to this purpose.  “Remembering his difficult road to success, George wanted to devise a way to make the road a little easier for future generations of singers,” said George London Foundation President Nora London.  Initially created under the auspices of the National Opera Institute, the George London Awards program has been administered since 1990 directly by the Foundation as a living legacy to George London’s own exceptional talent and generosity.  As The New York Times recently noted, “this prestigious competition … can rightfully claim to act as a springboard for major careers in opera.” Visit www.georgelondon.org.

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum
Feb 23 all-day

Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum

Saturdays from February 23, 2019 to March 16, 2019

National Lighthouse Museum

200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point (adjacent to the Free Staten Island Ferry), St. George
Staten Island, NY 10301

Children ages 2-12 years old are invited to join them for this course that meets for four Saturdays. Their goals are to learn about lighthouses their purposes, architecture, history, and stories of their keepers through ART.

You may REGISTER for ONE or MORE sessions.

Individual sessions are $20 each per student or all four sessions for $75 per student.

The Orchid Show: Singapore — 17th Year
Feb 23 – Apr 28 all-day

The Orchid Show: Singapore — 17th Year

February 23 – April 28

Also offered up is

Orchid Evenings

Taking place on March 16, 23, 30; April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
7:00 – 10:00 pm
(Entry Times at 7:00, 7:30, & 8:00 pm)

Visit this page to learn about admission prices…

Also,

Visit the official page here…

“”The 17th annual Orchid Show is a dazzling tribute to Singapore, the vibrant “City in a Garden” where these storied flowers are an integral part of the culture and landscape. Developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens, the exhibition pays homage to the sites’ iconic Supertrees—dramatic vertical habitats, and famed Arches—a highlight of the National Orchid Garden.

This horticultural spectacle, set in the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, mesmerizes with thousands of orchids in every shape, color, and size. Treasures from NYBG’s exquisite orchid collection as well as varieties showcasing Singapore’s achievements in orchid hybridization, research, and conservation are also on display.””

Here below are videos concerning past years’ shows as posted by the NY Botanical Garden at their Youtube Page. Remember, these are from PAST Years.

 

Feb
24
Sun
2019
Dreamcatcher Poetry & Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation
Feb 24 all-day

Join The Folks at The NY Society for Ethical Culture for a Poetry Reading, Film Screening, and Photography Exhibit with Oleana Whispering Dove and Lisa Levart

Dreamcatcher Poetry & Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation

Sunday, February 24 | 1:30 pm

FREE

2 West 64th Street, New York, NY

Visit the official site here…

“”Poet Oleana Whispering Dove, Eastern Tsalagi descendant, will present a dance of verse and rhyme that will challenge, entertain, and stimulate hearts and minds with an innate indigenous spirit that lingers, a rare collection of poems that opens windows of passion and pursuit, and caresses and unlocks the heart. Selections include poems from her book of love poems, Reflections of a Whispering Dove Entangled in a Simmons Serenade, as well as newly written material which aims to broaden the myopic view of contemporary Native Americans and imagine a new reverence for life beyond the reservation.

The afternoon also features a screening of Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation directed byMyles Aronowitz. This work-in-progress documentary is a behind the scenes exploration of the recent photographic series by artist Lisa Levart.

Visual artist Lisa Levart will present and discuss her photography series, a collaborative project featuring community participation by women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation. The project uncovers and resurrects long-forgotten Lenape myths. Through a creative lens, the Lenape women’s project brings visibility to the Native American community from the metropolitan New York/New Jersey area that remains marginalized decades after being denied federal recognition.

By sharing these contemporary re-interpretations of Native American mythology, guests can gain a deeper understanding of our collective heritage, as well as an appreciation for the original indigenous peoples of the region. The exhibit and documentary are sanctioned by the current Ramapough Lenape Chief, and the women of Ramapough Lenape are committed to the integrity of their sacred myths depicted in the images.””

NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS at Pace University
Feb 24 all-day

Schimmel Center at Pace University

presents

NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Schimmel Center at Pace University presents New Shanghai Circus on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at www.schimmelcenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street in Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.

“Feats of circus art that reach breathtaking heights of skill.” – The New York Times

New Shanghai Circus features astonishing athletes while executing breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show that draws upon 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. If it’s humanly possible – and even if it seems as if it’s not – these acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do it with spectacular flair.

“The New Shanghai Circus has a neat trick of cutting the music during its most astonishing feats, so that the soundtrack becomes the “oohs,” “ahs” and “Oh, my Gods!” from the stunned audience.” 

– The New York Times

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

$20 children tickets available for children 12 and under and must be purchased with an adult ticket. For more information please visit http://schimmelcenter.org/event/new-shanghai-circus.

About the House Left Bar at Schimmel Center

We are excited to announce two major changes to the House Left Bar at Schimmel Center. Beginning this season, beer, soda and wine purchased from the House Left Bar will be served in a Schimmel Center Souvenir Cup, allowing guests to enjoy beverages throughout the entire performance. Credit card transactions will now be accepted, making purchases from the House Left Bar more convenient and accessible. The House Left Bar serves wine, beer, soda, and snacks and is open one hour prior to curtain and during intermission.

Please note, no outside food or beverage is allowed in the Schimmel Center theater.

About Schimmel Center at Pace University

Schimmel Center is a hidden gem, a performing arts center for everyone.  We push boundaries and bring together generations through a diverse lineup of world-class artists who seek to educate, inspire, provoke, and entertain.

This season, we are excited to offer an array of world premieres and inaugural events, from the first annual Crossing Bridges Music Fest, that celebrates traditional and modern Americana with contemporary singer-songwriters and legacy artists, to a modern premiere dance piece calling glenn by Ate9 with music composition and percussion by Wilco‘s Glenn Kotche, to the premiere of Fearless: B-Sides with Hamilton‘s Mandy Gonzalez.

We are building on the success of our comedy series by adding more artists to the lineup, including veteran comedians Caroline Rhea and Louie Anderson and rising star Hari Kondabolu. You won’t want to miss Comedy Central’s The Daily Show‘s Ronny Chieng, Dulcé Sloan, and Rory Albanese.

We have added documentaries to our season this year with the critically acclaimed Sacred and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. We will enhance this experience by presenting a Q & A after Sacred with Executive Producer William F. Baker and after Abacus with members of the film’s Sung family.

Queens Symphony Orchestra: Ancient Airs & Dances!
Feb 24 all-day

Queens Symphony Orchestra: Ancient Airs & Dances!

Sunday, February 24 at 7:30 pm

Ancient Airs & Dances by Queensboro Symphony Orchestra!

The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra returns to Mary’s Nativity Church on Sunday February 24th at 7:30pm. The program includes Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3, Mozart’s Serenata Notturna K. 239 and Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 cellos featuring Sharon Cha and Aya Sasaki. Maestro Dong-Hyun Kim will lead the orchestra. No tickets are necessary but a free-will offering will graciously be accepted.

Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.), Flushing, NY 11355, (718) 359-5996, 7 train, Q27, Q65 stops 2 blocks away (near Hospital)
Driving: Take LIE to Exit 24, head north on Kissena Blvd., right onto Rose Ave., left onto Parsons Blvd, church on left. Handicapped entrance on Holly Ave.

Learn more here… and here as well:

Admission: Free-will offering

Issues Facing the Shipping Industry discussion at the National Lighthouse Museum
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hot Topics: Issues Facing the Shipping Industry

Sunday, February 24, 2019
from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

National Lighthouse Museum
200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point
Staten Island, NY

You’re invited to their February educational event for guests and Members.

Visit this official page for additional details…

Professor Ira Breskin, Senior Lecturer at SUNY Maritime College will discuss Hot Button Issues Facing the Shipping Industry. He is a journalist, lecturer, and editor, focusing on maritime-related subjects and is the author of The Business of Shipping. To his lectures and writing, Breskin brings more than 25 years of experience as a business journalist. Professor Breskin will cover topical subjects of prime interest to those impacted by ships including:

  • Consumers
  • Cruise ship and ferry passengers,
  • Environmentalists
  • And those who admire, finance, insure or operate ships

Tickets are $10 for guests and $5 for Museum members. Light refreshments will be served.

Lecture at Lighthouse Point in Staten Island
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

National Lighthouse Museum

Lecture at Lighthouse Point in Staten Island

Sunday, February 24, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 pm

NY Lecture/Educational Series Continues – Hot Topics : Issues Facing the Shipping Industry

200 the Promenade at Lighthouse Point,
St.George, (adjacent to the Free Staten Island Ferry) Staten Island NY 10301,

Professor Ira Breskin, Senior Lecturer at SUNY Maritime College will discuss Hot Button Issues Facing the Shipping Industry. He is a journalist, lecturer, and editor, focusing on maritime-related subjects and is the author of “The Business of Shipping.” To his lectures and writing, Breskin brings more than 25 years of experience as a business journalist. Professor Breskin will cover topical subjects of prime interest to those impacted by ships including consumers, cruise ship and ferry passengers, environmentalists and those who admire, finance, insure or operate ships.

For info/reservations:..lighthousemuseum.org

Tickets are $10 for guests and  $5 for Museum members. Light refreshments will be served.

Feb
25
Mon
2019
Oratorio Society of New York Performs Sibelius’s “Kullervo”
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day

Oratorio Society of New York Performs Sibelius’s “Kullervo”

Monday, February 25, 2019

Oratorio Society Of New York, Conducted By Kent Tritle And David Rosenmeyer, Performs Sibelius’s Kullervo Featuring The Men’s Chorus, And Works By Berlioz And Debussy Featuring The Women’s Chorus, At Carnegie Hall On

Soprano Johanna Rusanen, in her Carnegie Hall debut, and baritone Takaoki Onishi are the soloists in Kullervo, for which the OSNY will be joined by tenors and basses of the Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus.

“Kullervo is the King Kong of orchestral composition. Its brutality and massive size command fear and respect, yet it is at heart a romantic work.”

~ About Kullervo on Sibelius.fi

Currently marking its 146th year as New York’s standard for grand choral performance, the 200-voice Oratorio Society of New York will divide for the third concert of its current Carnegie Hall season. On Monday, February 25, 2019, OSNY performs two works for women’s chorus and orchestra – Berlioz’s “La mort d’Ophélie” fromTristia and Debussy’s “Sirènes” from Nocturnes – and Kullervo, Sibelius’s rarely-performed symphonic poem dramatizing a story from Kalevala, Finland’s national epic. The Kullervo performance will feature soloists Johanna Rusanen, soprano, in her Carnegie Hall debut, and Takaoki Onishi, baritone, as well as tenors and basses of the Oratorio Society of New York and of the Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus. OSNY Music Director Kent Tritle, who is also Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music, conducts Kullervo and “Sirènes,” and OSNY Associate Conductor David Rosenmeyer conducts “La mort d’Ophélie.”

“After my residency at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki in 2016 and my visit to Ainola, the home of Sibelius,” Kent Tritle said, “Kullervo went onto my bucket list. It is a magnificent orchestral work, considered to be Sibelius’s magnum opus, and is a work of great importance not only to the classical music canon, but to the Finnish people in particular. In Kullervo we find Sibelius creating his unique voice.”

For Tickets visit this page here…

Kullervo and its performance history in New York

One of Sibelius’s earliest works (completed in 1892, when the composer was 27), Kullervo is a 70-minute suite of five movements for orchestra, soprano and baritone soloists and men’s chorus that follows the life of Kullervo, one of the most tragic characters in Finnish folk literature as depicted in Finland’s folk epic Kalevala, a work that remained a source of inspiration for Sibelius throughout his career. Kullervo tells the story of a man orphaned by the massacre of his tribe, whose unredeemed, vengeful life leads to his rape of a woman he finds to be his sister – a discovery resulting in both of their suicides.

As Cori Ellison wrote in The New York Times, “Like many Finnish composers before and since, Sibelius felt humbled at the thought of setting the ‘Kalevala’ to music. But he tamed his fears enough to write the symphonic poem ‘Kullervo’ (1892), which put him on the international musical map and, more important, planted the seeds of a national musical language.” Alex Ross wrote in The New Yorker, “The score echoes Brahms, Bruckner, and Tchaikovsky, but it speaks in an unmistakable voice. With its wide-open forms, irregular folk rhythms, misty textures, piercing dissonances, and air of epic mystery, it is scarcely less radical than the music that Debussy and Rimsky-Korsakov were writing in the same period.

The men’s chorus is featured in the third and central movement (“Kullervo and his Sister”) and fifth and final movement (“Death of Kullervo”). As Allan Kozinn wrote in The New York Times, “the real vibrancy is in the choral writing, which has the quality of a detached but spellbinding storyteller.”

According to an essay on the work on the website Sibelius.fi, “Kullervo is … the King Kong of orchestral composition. Its brutality and massive size command fear and respect, yet it is at heart a romantic work. After the completion of Kullervo Sibelius could proceed in only one direction: towards greater concentration and a more consistent symphonic form. The critic Karl Flodin was right. Kullervo was not the start of a road; it was the end. Never again would Sibelius create anything as brazenly megalomaniac.”

Kullervo did not have its U.S. and New York premieres until 1979, when the Milwaukee Symphony, conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn, performed it at home and at Carnegie Hall. The work has had roughly half a dozen performances in New York since then, including those by the Brooklyn Philharmonic led by Robert Spano, Helsinki Philharmonic led by Leif Segerstam, London Symphony Orchestra led by Sir Colin Davis, and, most recently, the Minnesota Orchestra led by Osmo Vänskä in 2010.

Finnish dramatic soprano Johanna Rusanen, who makes her Carnegie Hall debut with this program, has made something of a signature of the part of the sister in Kullervo, recent performances having included those in Tokyo, at the Prague Spring and Grant Park (Chicago) festivals, and, in 2015, at the BBC Proms, at which she garnered praise for a performance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Sakari Oramo.

This performance of Kullervo is made possible by a major grant from the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, Helsinki, and also by assistance from the Finnish Music Foundation (MES), Helsinki.

Berlioz’s “La mort d’Ophélie” for women’s chorus and orchestra is a movement from Tristia, a trio of choral works. Describing Ophelia’s drowning from Act IV of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the work was originally written for solo voice and piano in 1842; Berlioz revised it for expanded forces in 1848. “Sirènes” is the third movement of Debussy’s popular three-part orchestral work Nocturnes (1899), depicting the sea at night and the wordless song of the Sirens.

The Oratorio Society will end its 2018-19 season on May 9, 2019, with Verdi’s thrillingly dramatic Messa da Requiem, with soprano Elizabeth de Trejo, mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis, tenor Joshua Blue, and bass Adam Lau.

Lyndon Woodside OratorioSolo Competition Finals Concert—April 6, 2019

On April 6, the Oratorio Society will hold the finals of its annual Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition, which remains the only major competition to focus exclusively on oratorio singing, in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Each of the eight finalists will perform two works in concert before a panel of distinguished judges, and prizes are announced immediately after the judges’ deliberations.

The Artists

Johanna Rusanen has evolved into one of the most interesting Finnish dramatic sopranos of her generation. After completing two years at the young artist program at Deutsche Oper Berlin, she has performed heroines of the German, Italian, and Finnish opera literature including Venus (Tannhäuser), Turandot, Tosca, Leonora (La forza del destino), and Ortrud (Lohengrin) with companies including Tampere Opera, Finnish National Opera, Teatro Regio in Turin, and Teatro Municipale in Sao Paulo, and at the Savolinna Opera Festival. In spring 2016  Rusanen celebrated her debut as Isolde at the Finnish National Opera, the same opera house that will see her first Brünnhilde in 2019 in a new production of Wagner’s Ring cycle conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. She was featured in the recording of Penderecki’s Polish Requiem conducted by the composer that won a Grammy in 2017. http://www.opera-connection.com/artists/johanna-rusanen/

A native of Tokyo, Japan, baritone Takaoki Onishi is quickly gaining recognition as one of the most talented singers of his generation. In just one year, he won the Top Prize in Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, and the First Prize in both the Opera Index, Inc. Vocal Competition and the Licia Albanese-Puccini International Vocal Competition. He also received a prize in the 2013 Loren L. Zachary Competition. Most recently, he was named First Prize winner in the 2015 Giulio Gari Competition. In the 2015-16 season, Mr. Onishi joined the prestigious Ryan Opera Center of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He made his debut with the company creating the role of Father Arguedas, in the world premiere of the opera Bel Canto by Jimmy López. He performed Carmina burana with the Oratorio Society of New York in 2015. www.takaokionishi.com

OSNY Music Director since the 2005-06 season, Kent Tritle is also Music Director of the professional chorus Musica Sacra, and Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine where he directs the concert series Great Music in a Great Space. Tritle is Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music and a member of the graduate faculty of the Juilliard School. An acclaimed organ virtuoso, he is the organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra. www.kenttritle.com

David Rosenmeyer is celebrating his tenth season as the Oratorio Society’s Associate Conductor and in recent years has conducted the Society’s Carnegie Hall performances of Britten’s Te Deum in C (2010), and the chamber orchestra in Britten’s War Requiem (2013). He is also Music Director of the Fairfield County Chorale, which he recently led in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he serves on the Mannes conducting staff and as a conductor and vocal coach with the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv. www.davidrosenmeyer.com

Since its founding in 1873, the Oratorio Society of New York, New York’s 200-voice avocational chorus, has become the city’s standard for grand choral performance, having performed world, U.S., and New York premieres of works as diverse as Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem (1877), Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette (1882), a full-concert production of Wagner’s Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera House (1886), Britten’s The World of the Spirit (1998), Filas’s Song of Solomon (2012), Moravec’s Blizzard Voices (2013), and, in 2018, the Paul Moravec/Mark Campbell oratorio Sanctuary Road, and Behzad Ranjbaran’s We Are One in their world premiere performances. On its 100th anniversary the Oratorio Society received the Handel Medallion, New York City’s highest cultural award, in recognition of its contributions. www.oratoriosocietyofny.org

Feb
26
Tue
2019
EARLY MUSIC FOUNDATION Presents Chamber Music Triptych ~ 2019
Feb 26 all-day

EARLY MUSIC FOUNDATION

Presents

Chamber Music Triptych ~ 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 pm

Frederick Renz, Curator

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach – The Complete Flute Duos
Immanuel Davis & David Ross

Principal Players of the Early Music New York Orchestra

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West at 68th Street 

~To extend Early Music New York’s Grand Tour itinerary, Frederick Renz has mapped out exclusive excursions, presenting three extraordinary chamber music events played by virtuoso artists from abroad and from within the principal ranks of Early Music New York’s orchestra.~

The unrivaled masterworks of J.S. Bach’s first and favorite son

General seating
Tickets sold at the door from 7:00 PM on concert dates
$35 – Single concert
$20 – Student tickets
For more information and reservations call 212-280-0330
www.EarlyMusicNY.org

Reclaiming Our Time – Black History Lecture Series by Dr. Sola Atanda.
Feb 26 all-day

Reclaiming Our Time – Black History Lecture Series by Dr. Sola Atanda.

Taking place on varying dates as indicated below

The New York African Chorus Ensemble in partnership with the Healing and Teaching Temple of African Faith Int’l  invites you to “Reclaiming Our Time”, A Black History Lecture Series by Chief Dr. Sola Atanda.

Topic: Reclaiming our African heritage in a world that seems as if we don’t matter.
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Topic: How Relevant is African Spirituality in today’s world? 
Date: Sunday,  February 10, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Topic: Addressing Mental Illness through the lens of African Spiritual Science.
Date: Wednesday February 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Topic: What are your child’s “Invisible Playmates” trying to tell you?
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Ifa/Osun festival
Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm – until
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Free

Topic: Love and relationships: How to choose the right partner using African Spiritual Science.
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem, NY 10031
Donation: $15

Topic:  General Q&A: Bring your questions.
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Location: The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue Unit 1A
Harlem NY 10031
Donation: $25

Speaker: High Chief Priest Dr. Ifabenusola Atanda was born in Osogbo, Nigeria. In addition to his western education which culminated in a PhD in Metaphysics, he was trained and educated in the traditional African religion of the Yoruba people by the late Araba of Lagos, Chief Ifasina Agboola. He holds numerous prestigious titles in Yorubaland some of which are: Aare Alasa of Osogbo, i.e., the President of the Defenders of the City of Osogbo; Asiwaju Awo Agbaye by His Royal Majesty Oba Sijuade, Asiwaju Awo of Lagos and Lagos State by the Araba of Lagos, Chief Ifasina Agboola and His Royal Majesty, Oba Adeyinka Oyekan of Lagos. As Asiwaju Awo, High Priest Dr. Atanda serves as the “mouthpiece,” pathfinder, and leader of all priests and priestesses around the world. Chief Atanda currently serves as the National President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the ANCIENT RELIGION SOCIETIES OF AFRICAN DESCENDANTS INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL (ARSADIC), the Global umbrella body for all African Traditional Religious organizations in Nigeria and the diaspora, where his Royal Majesty the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi is the Chairman of the Board.

For more information please call 347-938-9335.

 

Feb
28
Thu
2019
2019 Edition of The Art Show
Feb 28 – Mar 3 all-day

Art Dealers Association of America Announces Program Highlights For the

2019 Edition of The Art Show

February 28 – March 3, 2019

ADAA Member Galleries will Present Dynamic Joint Presentations, Solo Exhibitions, and New Works at The Art Show. Program Features Panels with Major Collectors and Museum and Cultural Leaders Across the U.S., and the Annual Art Show Gala Preview

To Benefit Henry Street Settlement

Thursday, February 28 through Friday, March 1
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 2
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 3
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: The Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street, New York

Tickets: $25 per day. Available online here or at the door. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Henry Street Settlement

Tickets Available Here…

Visit as well the official site here…

New York, January 16, 2019—The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) today announced additional highlights of the 2019 edition of The Art Show. The nation’s most respected and longest-running art fair will take place on February 28 – March 3, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, with a Gala Preview on a new night, Wednesday, February 27. Organized by the ADAA, a nonprofit membership organization of art dealers from around the country, The Art Show offers collectors, arts professionals, and the public the opportunity to engage with artworks of the highest caliber through intimately scaled and thoughtfully curated exhibitions that encourage close viewing and active conversation with gallerists. Admission throughout the week as well as proceeds from the Gala Preview benefit Henry Street Settlement, one of New York’s leading social service, arts, and health care organizations. As Henry Street Settlement’s greatest source of unrestricted funding, The Art Show has raised over $31 million for the non-profit over more than three decades of partnership with the ADAA. With its core mission to protect collectors of art and valuable items against financial loss resulting from damage or physical loss of insured objects, AXA ART Americas continues to serve as an important partner of the ADAA. 2019 marks the insurer’s eleven-year relationship with the organization and eight years as Lead Partner of The Art Show.

For the 2019 edition, The Art Show features panels and conversations with major collectors, museum leaders, and industry experts across the U.S., including Tom Hill, Pamela Joyner, and Amy Sadao. The fair experience will also be enhanced by an updated look and feel, designed by Bade Stageberg Cox Architects, an inventive, award-winning firm with wide experience and a longstanding focus on the design of art galleries, museums, and spaces for private collections. Extending programming beyond the fair, the ADAA has organized the inaugural Upper East Side Gallery Walk, a collaboration between over 25 ADAA member galleries in the surrounding neighborhoods on Saturday, March 2, from 3 – 5 p.m.

“For over three decades, the nation’s most respected art galleries have come together to support Henry Street Settlement and engage the public with the breadth of their knowledge and quality of their programs,” said Andrew Schoelkopf, ADAA President, and cofounder and partner of Menconi + Schoelkopf. “This spirit of collaboration is the driving force behind The Art Show and the ADAA’s history and mission. We are proud to offer members an annual platform that is truly representative of the ways that galleries create meaningful experiences with art and foster the relationships with artists and collectors that power the art world.”

“Our invaluable partnership with the ADAA enables the Settlement to continue our 125-year legacy of innovation and dedicated service to New Yorkers in need,” said David Garza, Henry Street Settlement’s executive director. “The Art Show is our greatest source of flexible funding, allowing Henry Street to meet our community’s evolving needs, including access to the arts, necessary guidance to succeed academically, mental health counseling, and shelter from homelessness and domestic violence.”

ADAA Member Presentations at The Art Show 2019

The Art Show presentations were selected from proposals submitted by ADAA member galleries across the country. These thoughtfully curated exhibitions will feature national and international artists working across genres and works ranging from the mid-19th century through today. The Art Show 2019 will feature many first-time exhibitors, including Susan Inglett Gallery (New York), Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles), Luxembourg & Dayan (New York), Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco), and Venus Over Manhattan (New York), as well as founding ADAA member Castelli Gallery (New York), which returns to the fair after more than two decades.

Marking the largest number of collaborative projects in The Art Show’s history, six galleries have chosen to work together on joint exhibitions: Anglim Gilbert Gallery and P.P.O.W will show the works of painter Judith Linhares and sculptor Annabeth Rosen; Salon 94 and Jessica Silverman Gallery will present the work of Judy Chicago flanked by younger female artists from the galleries’ impressive rosters; and Fraenkel Gallery and David Zwirner will explore links and resonances between the works of Diane Arbus and Alice Neel.

Nearly half the fair will be devoted to ambitious solo exhibitions, with many featuring new works on view to the public for the first time. Petzel will debut sculptures by multi-disciplinary artist Seth Price. For The Art Show, Price has created works that explore the body as a complex plumbing system, represented through an intricate display of illuminated pipes. Also presenting new work is Sean Kelly, with the premiere of a new series by abstract artist Sam Moyer. Julie Saul Gallery will showcase new work by Maira Kalman, inspired by Getrude Stein’s “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.” Additionally, Peter Blum Gallery will highlight new paintings and works on paper by Dutch artist Robert Zandvliet. These pieces will reference art historical landscapes from Van Gogh to Hokusai.

In addition to presentations by leading contemporary artists, ADAA gallery exhibitions will offer new insights on established and influential artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Betty Cuningham Gallery will highlight the work of realist painter Rackstraw Downes. Accompanying the paintings will be a presentation of Rackstraw Downes: A Painter, a nearly-silent film by Rima Yamazaki, which gives viewers a rare, up-close glimpse of Downes at work. Modernism will present important works from the 1950s to 1970s by Jacques Villeglé, a founding member of the Nouveau Realiste group; and Michael Rosenfeld Gallery will exhibit paintings by the leading African American artist of his time, Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), in what will be the artist’s first solo presentation by a New York gallery in over 50 years.

The intimate atmosphere of The Art Show allows galleries to create innovative thematic exhibitions that delve into a range of artistic practices. Jonathan Boos will present SURFACE, highlighting the use of impasto and patina in various forms through the work of diverse artists including Sam Gilliam, Marsden Hartley, Joan Mitchell, and Wayne Thiebaud. The presentation A Modern Sisterhood by Hirschl & Adler Galleries will tell the story of American women artists’ rise to equality over the first 50 years of the 20th century, including works by artists such as Mary Cassatt, Vanessa Helder, and Georgia O’Keeffe. For its inaugural year at The Art Show, Venus Over Manhattan will present Boxes, an exhibition that explores the many meanings and associations of the box in recent art history. Boxes created by John Dogg, John McCracken, Cady Noland, and Andy Warhol, among others, will be featured.

The Splendor of the Spanish Renaissance – St. Luke in the Fields
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day

The Splendor of the Spanish Renaissance

The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
David Shuler, music director

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm

7:00 pm – lecture by Dr. Raymond Erickson

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street

$35 general admission, $25 students and seniors

Purchase tickets.

Beginning roughly at the time Columbus voyaged to the New World, and ending around 1659 with the Treaty of the Pyrenees, the Siglo de Oro (Spanish Golden Age), was an inspired flowering of music, art, and literature. It was into this world of opulence, financed in no small part by the empire’s vast holdings in the New World, that Spain’s most celebrated artists made their enduring contributions. Alongside the paintings of El Greco and Diego Valásquez and the prose of Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega were brilliant and intensely spiritual compositions of Francisco Guerrero, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Alonso Lobo, and Cristóbal de Morales, but four of the many composers that defined the Spanish School. The concert will feature Guerrero’s  Missa De la batalla escoutez  and motets by all four composers.

Mar
1
Fri
2019
St. Pat’s for All Benefit Concert
Mar 1 all-day

St. Pat’s for All Benefit Concert

Friday, March 1
6:00 pm

Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street

Supporting the inclusive St. Pat’s for All Parade

Visit this official page to learn more and to purchase tickets…

Irish Arts Center hosts the 20th anniversary St. Pat’s For All Benefit Concert supporting the inclusive St. Pat’s for All Parade, which takes place in Sunnyside/Woodside on Sunday, March 3. Led by Ireland’s 2016 Presidential Distinguished Award recipients Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy and Brendan Fay, the parade and concert celebrate the openness and diversity of the Irish and Irish American communities of New York.

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum
Mar 2 all-day

Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum

Saturdays from February 23, 2019 to March 16, 2019

National Lighthouse Museum

200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point (adjacent to the Free Staten Island Ferry), St. George
Staten Island, NY 10301

Children ages 2-12 years old are invited to join them for this course that meets for four Saturdays. Their goals are to learn about lighthouses their purposes, architecture, history, and stories of their keepers through ART.

You may REGISTER for ONE or MORE sessions.

Individual sessions are $20 each per student or all four sessions for $75 per student.

NYC Whiskey Walk
Mar 2 all-day
NYC Whiskey Walk @ New York | New York | United States

NYC Whiskey Walk

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Check in 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

$35

You can Purchase Tickets Here…

Slainte
304 Bowery

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the NYC Whiskey Walk gets you in the spirit of the season thanks to an multi-stop tour where you’ll get to taste eight of the best Irish whiskeys, along with some bar bites. The festivities kick off at Slainte, and from there, you’ll head to some of the coolest downtown saloons — all within walking (or stumbling) distance — as you and fellow drinking fans sample whiskey the way you want it, whether it’s neat, on the rocks or mixed. A portion of the proceeds are set to benefit the local nonprofit FreeArts NYC.

Celebrate Mardi Gras’ Light Moments with Cool Jazz at the National Lighthouse Museum
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate Mardi Gras’ Light Moments with Cool Jazz at the National Lighthouse Museum

Saturday, March 2, 2019
7:00 – 10:00 pm

200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point
St. George, (adjacent to the FREE Staten Island Ferry)

Featuring the smooth, sultry and soulful voice of Donna Cumberbatch.  After training, Ms Cumberbatch began her career, influenced by such artists as Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Gloria Lynne and Nancy Wilson, but clearly exhibits her own unique and enchanting style.

Tickets – $40.00

Delectable Edibles by Bayou Restaurant 

Mar
3
Sun
2019
Mayumana’s “Currents”: Electrifying Concert at Lehman Center
Mar 3 all-day

Mayumana’s “Currents”: Electrifying Concert

Sunday, March 3, 2019
4:00 pm

Learn more about this event at the official page here…

Also, you can find discounted tickets here…

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts-CUNY (Bronx, NY)

“Currents” is a spectacular show inspired by the historical Battle of Currents between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest for finding the world’s best energy source. You’ll be taken on a journey between two troupes, each representing a different view of the essence of light and electricity and each inspired by a different aesthetic and artistic approach, all of which are presented as a dialogue through unique sounds, lights and visual effects. The show at the Lehman Center in the Bronx combines a variety of elements: specially made musical instruments, massive video art projections including video mapping on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and 11 skilled performers in constant movement, playing on different instruments and musically juggling between different sounds.

Mar
6
Wed
2019
The Amory Show 2019
Mar 6 – Mar 10 all-day

The Amory Show (25th Anniversary)

March 7–10, 2019

VIP Preview Day on Wednesday, March 6

Features 194 Premier Galleries And Welcomes 59 New Exhibitors

Taking place at Piers 92 & 94

The Armory Show announced today that Sally Tallant, Lauren Haynes, and Dan Byers have been selected to curate The Armory Show’s 2019 edition, marking the fair’s 25th Anniversary Year since its founding in 1994. The Armory Show will open with a VIP Preview Day on Wednesday, March 6; the fair will be open to the public March 7–10, 2019.

Led by Nicole Berry, Executive Director, The Armory Show’s 2019 edition will once again convene a selection of top international galleries in Midtown Manhattan, presenting artworks that range from historical masterpieces to the latest contemporary projects by established and emerging artists. This year’s international curatorial team reflects The Armory Show’s core identity as a place for presenting new artists and strong curatorial viewpoints.

Volta New York 2019
Mar 6 – Mar 10 all-day

Volta New York

March 6–10, 2019

Solo Focus – Global Vision
Pier 90, New York

VOLTA New York is a contemporary art fair comprised of solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show, VOLTA New York has since its 2008 debut operated as a beacon for creative discovery and social engagement during Armory Arts Week.

Led by Amanda Coulson, VOLTA’s longtime Artistic Director, VOLTA showcases contemporary art positions in an approachable way accessible to younger art-lovers and seasoned collectors alike. By spotlighting artists through solo projects, VOLTA promotes their galleries’ exhibition styles “at home” while refocusing the fair-going experience back to its most fundamental point: the artists and their works.

 

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Art on Paper 2019
Mar 7 – Mar 10 all-day

Art on Paper 2019

March 7 – 10, 2019

Pier 36
299 South Street

Learn more about Art on Paper 2019 at: www.thepaperfair.com Tickets are available at: www.thepaperfair.com/tickets

Art on Paper Opening Preview

Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:00pm – 10:00pm

Public Fair Hours

Friday, March 8 | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 9 | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 10 | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New York, NY – January 31, 2019 – Art on Paper returns to downtown Manhattan’s Pier 36 this March 7 – 10, with ninety-one galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Art on Paper’s medium-driven focus lends itself to significant projects – unique moments that have set the fair apart and established it as an important destination for the arts in New York City

SPECIAL INSTALLATIONS & FOCUS SECTIONS

Art on Paper’s public projects will return in 2019 with large-scale installations that push the boundaries of work on paper. The FLATFILES focus section highlighted print dealers and publishers from across the country.

PARTNERS

Art on Paper welcomes the return of partnerships with Brooklyn Museum, Art Money, Arta, The Lower Eastside Girls Club, and The Wall Street Journal.

Independent New York Art Fair
Mar 7 – Mar 10 all-day
Independent New York Art Fair @ New York | New York | United States

Independent New York Art Fair

March 7 – 10, 2019

50 Varick Street
New York, NY
10013

Independent New York Announces Exhibitors for 10th Anniversary Edition

Independent is pleased to announce the participants for the upcoming iteration of Independent New York, which will return to Spring Studios in Tribeca from March 7-10, 2019. This occasion marks the 10th Anniversary Edition of Independent New York and will present over 50 international galleries and non-profit institutions.

Matthew Higgs, founding curatorial advisor to Independent and director of White Columns states, “Independent remains, first and foremost, a platform for the ideas of artists – of all kinds, and for the galleries – of all persuasions, that support them. Over the past ten years, Independent has been instrumental in suggesting that an art fair can be both a focused and revelatory experience, one that closely relates to and augments our encounters with art elsewhere.”

The selected participants represent the art world’s most creative and inspired curatorial visions from a cross-section of emerging, mid-career and established programs from around the world. Now in its tenth year, Independent has a rotating participant network of over 240 galleries from50 cities worldwide.

Independent is curating a forum that is an authentic reflection of the gallery landscape and encourages innovative approaches to fair presentations. “Independent was founded to focus on the future. We are proud to be known as a place to see an artist or an idea for the first time, that might later take hold in a big way,” explains Elizabeth Dee, co-founder of Independent.

This year’s list has widened to include several galleries in continental North America (west coast, mid-west and Canada), as well as from Asia. Each year, Independent rotates over 30% of its galleries to encourage fresh perspectives and introduce unfamiliar artists to new audiences; this edition’s participants include 21 new exhibitors, ranging from emerging galleries to those with decades-long legacies. In 2019, first-time participants will include Ortuzar Projects, Arcadia Missa, Kai Matsumiya, Take Ninagawa, Parker Gallery, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, COOPER COLE, and moniquemeloche, among others.

The Art of Bailey House Gala & Auction
Mar 7 – Mar 8 all-day

The Art of Bailey House Gala & Auction

Thursday, March 7, 2019

6:00 pm – Gala Dinner
7:00 pm – Auction

Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, NYC

What does the future hold?

This year, Bailey House is delighted to work with renowned conceptual artist and designer Doug Meyer to create a series of six signature images inspired by the Tarot, one of which is previewed here, that reflect Bailey House as an organization moving forward into an exciting new era as we merge with Housing Works. The series of six images will be revealed as a complete limited edition set and available for purchase at the Auction on March 7, 2019. Buy your tickets today and don’t miss out on the extraordinary selection of items available for bidding!

What does the future hold for Bailey House clients? Wholeness. Love. Potential. Hope. Happiness. Strength. Housing. Healthcare. Join them in building  the future!

Mar
8
Fri
2019
NYU Entrepreneurs Festival
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day

NYU Entrepreneurs Festival

March 8 – 9, 2019

New York University
40 W 4th Street

Tickets: $8 – $200

Learn more at this official page here…

Open to aspiring entrepreneurs, established business professionals, and anyone curious about entrepreneurship, The NYU Entrepreneurs Festival is the largest student-run event of its kind.

Through talks, workshops, & roundtables, over 1000 people gather to exchange ideas, lessons, and inspiration.

The two-day celebration will feature keynotes, a Hackathon, panels, roundtables, workshops, and an NYU Startup Exhibition (feat. 60+ NYU Startups). All keynotes and panelists are NYU student, faculty, or alumni entrepreneurs.

Mar
9
Sat
2019
2019 NYC Winter Wine Festival: Hundreds of Wines, Plus Michael Lington
Mar 9 all-day

NYC Winter Wine Festival: Hundreds of Wines, Plus Michael Lington

Saturday, March 9, 2019

PlayStation Theater Times Square (New York, NY)

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Sample from more than 100 wines from around the globe, savor light bites and hear world-class live jazz as the NYC Winter Wine Festival transforms Times Square’s PlayStation Theater into an indoor vineyard. With renowned jazz musicians setting the mood, you’ll swirl, sniff and sip on rich reds, crisp whites and all sorts of specialty offerings from a custom etched glass that is yours to take home. Nibble on passed hors d’oeuvres as you navigate the tasting tables at the event Thrillist named one of “17 Things You Have to Do in Winter in New York City,” and start doing it an hour earlier than everyone else with a Premium Early Admission ticket.

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019
3:00pm-6:00pm (Premium Entry at 2:00pm)
$75

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019
8:00pm-11:00pm (Premium Entry at 7:00pm)
$20 – $75

Big Apple Con 2019 – Comic Convention
Mar 9 – Mar 10 all-day

Mike Carbo’s

Big Apple Con

March 9 & 10, 2019

Saturday, March 9
10:00 am to 7:00 pm (early admission 9:00 am)

Sunday, March 10
10:00 am to 6:00 pm (early admission 9:00 am)

NYC’s Longest Running Comic Convention

Over 20 Years Running! 

Visit the Official Site Here…

The Penn Plaza Pavilion
Pennsylvania Hotel, 401  7th Avenue,

Featuring Mike Colter, Chris Ranking, Brent Spiner, William Shatner, Kathleen Turner, Debbie Rochon, David Gerrold, Gigi Edgley, TJ Storm, Alan Maxson amongst others.

Hundreds of vendors will be buying, selling and trading comic books, t-shirts, toys, movies and all things collectible!

Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum
Mar 9 all-day

Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum

Saturdays from February 23, 2019 to March 16, 2019

National Lighthouse Museum

200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point (adjacent to the Free Staten Island Ferry), St. George
Staten Island, NY 10301

Children ages 2-12 years old are invited to join them for this course that meets for four Saturdays. Their goals are to learn about lighthouses their purposes, architecture, history, and stories of their keepers through ART.

You may REGISTER for ONE or MORE sessions.

Individual sessions are $20 each per student or all four sessions for $75 per student.

Mar
13
Wed
2019
Asia Week :: 10th Anniversary Year
Mar 13 – Mar 23 all-day

Asia Week

10th Anniversary Year

March 13–23, 2019

At various locales

“”Asia Week New York is an annual ten-day celebration of Asian art throughout metropolitan New York, with non-stop exhibitions, auctions and special events presented by leading international Asian art specialists, major auction houses, and world-renowned museums and cultural institutions.””

Read this official press release

And

Visit the official site here…

Mar
14
Thu
2019
GOOD COOKS! : The Live Comedy Show About All Things Food
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day

THE TANK

PRESENTS

GOOD COOKS!

February 12, March 14, April 18

The Live Comedy Show About All Things Food

Every Month @ The Tank
312 West 36th Street

The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) will present the live comedy show for food lovers, GOOD COOKS! created by Deby Xiadani, Alec Ring, and Luke Katler at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Tuesday, January 22 at 9:30pm, Tuesday, February 12 at 9:30pm, Thursday, March 14 at 9:30pm, and Thursday, April 18 at 9:30pm. Runtime is 1 (delicious) hour. Tickets ($10) are available for advance purchase at www.thetanknyc.org.

GOOD COOKS! is a monthly sketch comedy show all about food. Each month, we invite two amazing guests who work in the world of food. We interview them about their passions and their work and help them plan AUDIENCE TASTINGS and LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS. Between interviews, original comedy sketches keep the atmosphere upbeat and energized. We’ve featured chefs, small business owners, social media influencers, publicists, sommeliers, and more. The show was born out of our shared love of food, comedy, and creating a sense of community for our audience.

Deby Xiadani (Director/Writer/Producer) is a Mexican-American woman specializing in new work and comedy. She won the fictitious award for Most Likely To Make Friends on the Train and has actually been nominated Best Director 2018 for Leurana (by Enrique Huili). Deby’s been asked back to Dartmouth College (her alma mater) seven times to direct, emcee, and produce live events because she can collaborate with a wide-range of skill sets. She’s assisted Broadway Director Gabriel Barre on Billy Elliot in Mexico City and designed a writer’s workshop for playwright, Elise Wien, in preparation for Corkscrew Festival in NYC. In her spare time, she teaches fitness to active adults. (“Xiadani” pronounced: Shee-ah-daw-nee)

Alec Ring (Director/Writer/Producer) is a director, writer, and producer with training at UCB and Improv Olympic based in New York. After living in Los Angeles, Alec moved to New York to begin working at Cinetic Media – a full service sales, finance, management, and production company in film and television. Most recently, he has assisted with the production of Ethan Hawke’s Blaze which premiered at Sundance 2018 and Peter Farrelly’s Green Book starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali.

Luke Katler (Director/Writer/Producer) hails from sunny south Florida where he spent his days staring longingly at the beach from a darkened room watching 90s comedies. Luke works at Barbara Whitman Productions as Barbara’s Associate Producer, where he helps shepherd plays and musicals to the Great White Way. Luke has spent his life as a performer and director in everything ranging from Shakespeare, musical theatre, and improv comedy at Chicago’s Improv Olympic. On any given day or night you can likely find Luke at the theatre or huffing and puffing on a strained run along the Hudson. He has strong opinions about the most authentic Italian cuisine in New York, so just don’t even bring it up. For your own sake. Trust him on this.

The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter serving emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. We serve over 2,000 artists every year in over 400 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, public affairs, and storytelling. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our 98-seat proscenium and 56-seat blackbox that we operate in Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all.

Past Tank produced-work includes Drama Desk-nominated productions Ada/Ava (2016), youarenowhere (2016), The Paper Hat Game (2017), the ephemera trilogy (2017), and The Hunger Artist (2018), as well as New York Times Critics’ Pick’s The Offending Gesture by Mac Wellman, directed by Meghan Finn (2016) and Red Emma & The Mad Monk by Alexis Roblan, directed by Katie Lindsay (2018). Since its founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others. www.thetanknyc.org

Mar
16
Sat
2019
Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum
Mar 16 all-day

Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum

Saturdays from February 23, 2019 to March 16, 2019

National Lighthouse Museum

200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point (adjacent to the Free Staten Island Ferry), St. George
Staten Island, NY 10301

Children ages 2-12 years old are invited to join them for this course that meets for four Saturdays. Their goals are to learn about lighthouses their purposes, architecture, history, and stories of their keepers through ART.

You may REGISTER for ONE or MORE sessions.

Individual sessions are $20 each per student or all four sessions for $75 per student.

Festival of Colors: Holi Party
Mar 16 all-day

Festival of Colors: Holi Party

Stage 48 (New York, NY)

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 1:00 pm
$15 – $25

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 1:00 pm
$15 – $25

Purchase Tickets Here…

605 W. 48th Street
New York, NY 10036

Join a beautiful crowd at Stage48 and get painted in reds, yellows, greens and pinks! Enjoy the Festival of Colors in style with food, drinks and amazing beats by NYC’s top entertainers. Welcome to the happiest day party in New York City! The Festival of Colors celebrates the coming of spring, the joy of friendship and equality for all. This Indian Festival happens ever year, not only in India but throughout the world. All nationalities and ethnicities are encouraged to participate! Make sure to wear white because this party gets colorful. The colored powders used in Holi represent happiness, love and the freedom to live vibrantly. Take the opportunity to cover yourself and your friends in colorful powders and dance your heart out. Enjoy musical performances, delicious food and an afternoon of messy, color fun.

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo
Mar 16 all-day

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, April 14
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 21

Learn more at this official page here…As well as their page within Facebook here…

 The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th St. (formerly the Holiday Inn)
(between 9th & 10 Aves), New York City, NY

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Early Admission: $25 ($15 with ePostcard or postcard)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regular Admission: $6 ($3 with ePostcard, $5 with postcard)