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New York Shakespeare Exchange
ShakesBEER turns 30!
September 7 & 14
3:00 – 6:00 pm
New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) announces the 30th consecutive NYC original Shakespearean Pub Crawl: ShakesBEER turns 30! on September 7 & 14, 2019 from 3-6 PM. The crawl begins in Alphabet City at The Donnybrook (35 Clinton St, Manhattan) with check-in at 2:30pm and moves to Parkside Lounge, C Lounge, and Mama’s Bar. Tickets are $49 and are available at https://shakesbeer.brownpapertickets.com/. Tickets include performance and four drinks (beer, wine, and select cocktails). $25 “sober” tickets are also available, which include admission only.
It’s impossible to have just one! NY Shakespeare Exchange returns to Alphabet City for its 30th birthday to serve up a fresh, new round of ShakesBEER: NYC’s Original Shakespearean Pub Crawls, in September, 2019. The first crawl was in March 2011 crawls have since occurred all over Manhattan; Queens; Brooklyn; Cleveland, OH; Bryan, TX; and even Salvador, Brazil. That puts attendance at approximately 3500 audience members with over 40 scenes performed over the years.
The latest edition of NYSX’s wildly popular event ShakesBEER turns 30! will explore life in the city, with scenes of urban hustle and bustle. Plays in this crawl include
Henry IV Part II, As You Like It, Romeo & Juliet, A Comedy of Errors. Cast and directors TBA.
“…a great, boozy, old time, which mixes the best of drunken squalor with the highest of art. William Shakespeare would most definitely approve.” – POPDUST
“By the time the fourth and final bar and beer roll around, the edges of time and space blur, and I feel transported to Elizabethan times when crowds of regular people would gather for premieres of plays we now revere and guzzle beers as a community. Huzzah!” – Paste Magazine
“Whether you’re a Shakespearean, a beer enthusiast, or simply looking for an unorthodox outing, the infectious spirit of the Bard takes over for an afternoon.” – Plays to See
Produced by NY Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX), a company that inspires conversation and builds communal experiences through the work of William Shakespeare, the ShakesBEER Pub Crawls treat audiences to an immersive dipso-literary experience that harks back to Elizabethan times. But it is the ability of the Bard’s timeless poetry to shed light on contemporary issues that NYSX is most eager to share.
New York Shakespeare Exchange bridges cultural divides, starts conversations, promotes education, and brings communities together through diverse, classically-based programming that re-imagines how Shakespearean theater and poetry can impact our modern world. Brimming with an unwavering sense of adventure, their work honors the legacy of the Bard while intersecting his poetry with today’s ever-changing social, political, and technological landscapes. From star-crossed lovers wooing across a crowded bar, to sonnets interpreted as independent film, to live productions that highlight Shakespeare’s verse in a contemporary context, our projects challenge expectations and lead us forward to continued innovation.
NYSX is internationally known for its The Sonnet Project (in which more than 1,500 volunteer filmmakers from around the world have joined the discussion by creating short films in New York locations based on all 154 Shakespeare sonnets). NYSX also produces at least one mainstage production a year. This past season NYSX staged a critically acclaimed, new adaptation of Midsummer Night’s Dream, conceived and directed by Brendan Averett which ran in January/February 2019 at the Secret Theater in Long Island City, NY.
In the coming months, NY Shakespeare Exchange will offer a number of exciting community-based events including the next iteration of their Freestyle Lab series-part performance, part lecture, and part town hall conversation. This fall, NYSX will present three of our signature Freestyle Labs at the New York Public Library at 53rd Street on September 24, October 22, and November 19, 2019.
Japanese Craft Beer: Lecture and Tasting 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
At the Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
For this talk and tasting, beer expert Anne Becerra, beverage director at Treadwell Park, explores current trends in craft beer in the United States and around the world, and how Japanese craft beer fits into a growing U.S. market. Tasting reception will feature more than 20 kinds of unique regional beers from Japan.
Followed by a tasting reception. Must be 21 years of age, or older.
South Street Seaport Museum 2019 Fall Celebration
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm
The South Street Seaport Museum announces its 2019 Fall Celebration in recognition of five decades of volunteerism at the South Street Seaport Museum on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6pm with presenting sponsor, Howard Hughes. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NY, NY 10038. For more information please visit: https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/2019fallcelebration/.
Join us aboard the historic 1885 tall ship Wavertree to celebrate New York’s connection to the water-past, present, and future and to recognize five decades of volunteerism at the South Street Seaport Museum. Cocktail or business attire. This is an outdoor shipboard event; please plan your footwear accordingly.
Sponsorships begin at $2500. Please contact Jared Madnick at [email protected] or (212) 748-8694.
The 2019 Summer Season at the South Street Seaport Museum also features:
New Tours Aboard Tugboat W.O Decker with Expanded Schedule
Take a 60-minute ride on New York’s last remaining New York-built wooden tugboat and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the lower Manhattan skyline as never before. W.O. Decker will cruise past Governor’s Island with Battery Park, and One World Trade Center then head to the Statue of Liberty for stunning harbor views. This May marked the first time Decker was available for public cruises in nearly a decade, now with an expanded schedule: Wed-Friday: 2pm and 7pm. Sat & Sun: 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm and 7pm. Decker Tours are $35 and include admission to the Museum. Cruises at 7pm do not include museum admission and are $25. Cruises can be booked in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575.
New Exhibition: The Printed Port
The Printed Port illuminates an industry central to the development of New York City: job printing. Printers were a mammoth force in the 19th-century Port of New York; they produced all manner of printed materials for the businesses flourishing on South Street, including those in the maritime trades. The South Street Seaport Museum’s printing office and stationers, Bowne & Co. was one of hundreds of shops that made up New York’s first neighborhood. The exhibition features original and reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum’s collection, including working printing presses. A survey of printed ephemera presents the tools and techniques involved in their production. The Museum’s working collection artifacts are activated daily, as the professional printing staff at Bowne & Co. host live demonstrations and workshops. Entrance to this exhibit is included with Museum admission https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/957100.
NEW: Visit the Cargo Hold of Wavertree
Included in the price of admission, the South Street Seaport Museum now offers a new level of access to Wavertree, a 134-year-old ship built of riveted wrought iron and the iconic centerpiece of the “Street of Ships” at South Street. For the first time, visitors can take a tour into the belly of the ship to view the breathtaking main cargo area as tours are conducted into the massive lower hold space to a viewing platform. Tickets are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/957100.
Maritime Song Sessions Aboard Wavertree
Join us for our final maritime singing session aboard Wavertree from 2pm to 4:30pm, led by members of the New York Packet chantey singers. Free with Museum admission, or $5 for Song Session only with promo code CHANTEY2019. Head to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10366236 and select a General Admission ticket.
Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914,
familiarizes viewers with passenger life aboard ocean liners, the defining differences between travel for wealthy Americans in First Class and future Americans immigrating to the United States in Third Class, and the continuing importance that immigration plays in American history. Millions is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side-by-side, the dichotomy between First Class and Third Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century. From 1900 to 1914, nearly 13 million immigrants traveling in Third Class arrived in the United States. During this same period, America’s wealthiest citizens, totaling no more than a hundred thousand passengers each year, traveled to Europe in First Class, spending the equivalent of over $11.5 billion on luxury vacations. Even though First Class and Third Class sailed on the same ships, their journeys were worlds apart. This exhibition features both original and reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum’s permanent collection including ocean liner memorabilia and ephemera, ceramics, and luggage trunks from both immigrants and First-Class passengers. The exhibition highlights a few ship models of New York Harbor working vessels that played critical roles in immigration, including a model of the Museum’s lightship Ambrose (LV-87).
About Bowne & Co., New York’s oldest operating business under the same name. Bowne & Co. was established by Robert Bowne in 1775 and grew as a financial printer throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1975, Bowne & Co. Inc. partnered with the Seaport Museum to open a 19th-century-style print shop at 211 Water Street in the South Street Seaport Historic District. Today Bowne and Co. is comprised of a 19th century Printing Office which houses our new exhibition in a workspace where we continue the age-old tradition of job (or small batch) printing alongside our Stationers which serves as a recreation of 19th-century-style print shop selling gifts and fine goods.
About the South Street Seaport Museum
The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, and designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”