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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)

You can get some discount tickets here…


Visit the official page here…

Thousands of orchids climb to the sky in the 17th annual “Orchid Show”, paying tribute to Singapore, the “City in a Garden,” and its beautiful national flower. Developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens, the exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx pays homage to the site’s iconic supertrees, dramatic vertical habitats, as well as the famed arches, a highlight of the National Orchid Garden. In the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, thousands of colorful orchids in every shape and size surround you, reaching up towering structures and clinging to overhead arches to create a horticultural spectacle. You’ll see NYBG’s exquisite orchid collection as well as varieties showcasing Singapore’s achievements in orchid cultivation, research and conservation.

“”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.


“Orchid Evenings”: Experience the Energy & Nightlife of Singapore
Mar 16 – Apr 27 all-day

“Orchid Evenings”: Experience the Energy & Nightlife of Singapore

New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY)

March 16 – April 27

Discounted tickets can be found here…

Enjoy an elegant night out at the New York Botanical Garden’s annual “Orchid Evenings”. New York City’s most spectacular evening outings are back, bringing the color and nightlife of Singapore with them. Step into one of the world’s greenest cultures as Supertrees come alive around you, exhilarating with a display of lights and orchids after dark in the Conservatory. Sip a Singapore Sling and purchase a bite to eat from the Bronx Night Market Pop-up while freestyle dancers and DJs perform throughout the night, and explore the kaleidoscope of orchid varieties from the “City in a Garden” and beyond. This is a very special and romantic destination!

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 7:00pm | $32

Ballet Hispánico’s 2019 New York Season at The Joyce Theater
Mar 26 – Mar 31 all-day

Ballet Hispánico’s

2019 New York Season at The Joyce Theater

Featuring Two World Premieres

March 26-31, 2019

A Restaging of Sombrerísimo by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

featuring the Company Women

World Premiere of New Work by Edwaard Liang

World Premiere of Homebound/Alaala by Bennyroyce Royon

The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC

Tue-Wed 7:30 pm; Thu-Fri 8:00 pm; Sat 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm; Sun 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $10 and are available for purchase in person at The Joyce Theater Box Office, by phone at (212) 242-0800, or online at Ticket prices are subject to change.

New York, NY – Ballet Hispánico, America’s leading Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to The Joyce Theater with two world premieres from March 26-31, 2019. Tickets start at $10 and are available for purchase in person at The Joyce Theater Box Office by calling Joyce Charge at 212-242-0800 or online at

Ballet Hispánico’s program features passionate and culturally relative works that explore the vast connections between the Latinx and Asian diasporas.Annabelle Lopez Ochoa offers an exploration of identity in her stirring Sombrerísimo. In two separate world premieres by Edwaard Liang and Bennyroyce Royon, the choreographers touch on historic issues that are particularly resonant today, including migration, immigration, journeying, and assimilation.

The women of the Ballet Hispánico Company exercise their athleticism and power in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Sombrerísimo. The work is an athletic tour de force originally created for six men full of complex partnering, Latin sizzle, and a joyous celebration of self.  Inspired by the surrealist world of Belgian painter René Magritte, famous for his paintings of men in bowler hats, Sombrerísimo references the iconic sombreros (hats) found throughout the world that help to represent culture.

Edwaard Liang presents an emotional and thought-provoking journey of the Chinese diaspora in his new work.Featuring classical music by Thomas Tallis, Liang evokes emotion through moving sound and lush movement to exemplify how many individuals feel when one leaves one’s homeland or country of birth to seek a new life, including moments of remembering, sharing, and letting go. Liang particularly focuses on the Chinese mass emigration from the nineteenth century to 1949 and the Chinese-Cuban diaspora to explore identity and the ghosts of a former life.

Filipino-American choreographer Bennyroyce Royon explores identity through the lens of Filipino culture in Homebound/Alaala. Royon explores the intersection of Latino and Asian cultures through ideas including the spirit of communal unity (bayanihan), the resilience of women, overcoming hardship, and the quest for home.

“Immigration has enabled plethora of cultural diversity and this program is an example of our leadership role in embracing the diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality in culture. We continue our mission to expose the American experience of Latinx culture and encourage our audience to go beyond the surface of what they know.”
– Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro

Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors
Mar 27 all-day
Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors

Workshop Dates: MAR 13, MAR 20, MAR 27, APR 3, APR 10, APR 17

at 11:00 am

$10/$7 Members (per workshop)

Please be sure to check at the official site for any changes in scheduling.

This workshop series for senior citizens helps find creative ways to tell stories through art. Design and make a pop-up book, inspired by your life events! Each week, seniors will learn new skills, book making, puppetry manipulation, and warm-up theater games. At the end of the 6 sessions, each participant will have their own memory book as a tangible keepsake, a remembrance and a motivator for them to continue telling their stories.

Wine Tasting: Back to Nature 
Mar 27 all-day
Wine Tasting: Back to Nature  @ New York | New York | United States

Wine Tasting: Back to Nature

Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm

with Pascaline Lepeltier and Will Horowitz

FIAF Skyroom
22 East 60th Street, 8th Floor

Visit the official page here for more details…

Join Pascaline Lepeltier, the first woman to be named Best Sommelier of France, and Will Horowitz, co-founder of Ducks Eatery, to discover France’s best organic and biodynamic wines.

For this masterclass tasting, Pascaline Lepeltier has handpicked six examples, highlighting sustainable wines from small producers. Will Horowitz will create gourmet bites for the evening. Cheese, charcuterie, and artisanal breads will also be served.

Wine Selection:

  • Domaine Laguerre, Côtes-de-Roussillon, “Le Ciste Blanc,” 2016, Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Domaine de la Roche Bleue, Jasnières, “Sec,” 2017, Loire Valley
  • Domaine Les Fouques, Côtes-de-Provence La Londe, “Cuvée La Londe Rosé,” 2017, Provence
  • Domaine Bernard Baudry, Chinon, “Cuvée Domaine,” 2016, Loire Valley
  • Jean David, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Seguret, 2015, Rhône Valley
  • Château Lapuyade, Jurançon, “Moelleux,” 2015, South-West

Members: $95, Non-Members: $115. Special discounted wine packages available.

Tickets on sale now at, 1-800-982-2787, and the Box Office (55 E 59th St.)


Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day


March 29 – 31, 2019

The following comes to us courtesy of the Austrian Cultural Forum newsletter. 

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Festival Neue Literatur, the first and only festival to spotlight German-language and US fiction together. In honor of this anniversary, the theme of the 2019 festival is “In Memory We Trust,” curated by literary critic, writer and translator Liesl Schillinger and Tim Mohr, celebrated German-language translator and author.

The writers and publishing luminaries featured this year─Jennifer Croft, Stefanie de Velasco, Daniela Emminger, Laura Freudenthaler, Dana Grigorcea, Pierre Jarawan, John Keene, Min Jin Lee, Gianna Molinari, Idra Novey, Karen Phillips, and Jenny Zhang─find truths that explain and define their characters and cross borders of time and place to create ageless maps of identity and connection. The renowned US-Austrian novelist John Wray, author of, most recently, Godsend, will be the chair of this year’s edition.


Words with Writers
Friday, March 29 at 6:00 PM
Austrian Cultural Forum New York
New York’s brightest students take on FNL authors in a lightning round of literary speed-dating. Featuring all six German-language authors and moderated by festival curator, author, and translator Tim Mohr. >> Details

Double Lives: Writers Who Translate
Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 PM
Goethe-Institut New York
The festival’s signature translation event returns and pays homage to writers who translate and translators who write. Please join us as we spotlight storytellers who seamlessly move between genres and languages as writers and literary translators, in an exploration of the connections between these forms. >> Details

Another Country: Distant Lands Up Close and Personal
Saturday, March 30 at 6:00 PM
How does the interplay of geography and time alter the identity of a person, a character, a city, a nation? In this panel, we speak with four novelists whose books travel to foreign lands, delving into past events, personal and political, mining memory, and exposing buried clues that define their characters in the present. >> Details

The Author’s Voice
Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 PM
Deutsches Haus at NYU
The six German-language authors of Festival Neue Literatur pair up with New York City actors to give a sampling from their work, providing a taste of new writing from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. >> Details

Ghosts in the Machine: Haunted Memories and Reimagined Futures
Sunday, March 31 at 6:00 PM
McNally Jackson Books
In this panel, we speak with four authors whose novels and short stories bring to life the specters that haunt them—some political, some familial, some ineffable. These ghosts in the machine have colored their characters’ views of themselves and the world around them. >> Details

Free Movies at Industry City in Brooklyn
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day
Free Movies at Industry City in Brooklyn @ New York | United States

Free Movies at Industry City in Brooklyn

A Star Is Born | Free Event | 18+

Tonight, March 29 @ Industry City

Rooftop Films is back in Sunset Park, celebrating and exploring film, music, and art as part of Friday Nights at IC. Leave the kids at home and join us tonight for a free, adults only screening of A Star Is Born!

In this new take on the iconic love story, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.

Friday, March 29
Industry City
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

7:30 PM: Doors Open | 8:00 PM: Film Begins

RSVP Here…


Mary Poppins Returns | Free Event | All Ages

Tomorrow, March 30 @ Industry City

Every Saturday from the end of March to the end of April, we host the Sunset Park Kids’ Cinema Club with Industry City. Join us tomorrow, March 30th, for a free, family-focused  screening of Mary Poppins Returns!

The magic continues in Disney’s classic as Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) helps the Banks family remember the joy of being a child. Together with her friend Jack the lamplighter (Lin-Manuel Miranda), fun is brought back to the streets of London in celebration that everything is possible…even the impossible.

Saturday, March 30
Industry City
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

10:00 AM: Doors Open | 11:00 AM: Film Begins | 12:30-1:30 PM: Hands-On Family Craft Activities

RSVP Here…

Free Native Cinema Showcase at the National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day

At Native Cinema Showcase in New York,

Theme of “Narrative Sovereignty” Returns the Voice to Native Storytellers

Women Filmmakers, Indigenous Languages Highlighted in this Three-Day Festival

The Native Cinema Showcase in New York will take place at the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, March 29–31. The three-day celebration of films by Indigenous filmmakers will serve as a preview of the museum’s annual showcase every August in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This year’s theme is “narrative sovereignty.” A combination of full-length features and shorts, dramas and music videos, the films represent contemporary perspectives and themes of Indigenous people as they experience the world. All screenings are free, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All programs are subject to change. The full schedule is available on the museum’s website.

Elevating the Voices of Women

Of the 46 films selected for the showcase, 22 were made by women, including the opening and closing films. The films were selected by a panel of three Indigenous women whose stated goal is to empower Native storytellers to share their own cultural narratives: Rebekka Schlichting (Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska), assistant director of Vision Maker MediaGénesis Mancheren Abaj (Kaqchikel), co-founder, producer and writer for Tierra Narrative, a multimedia storytelling platform and production house; and Sally Kewayosh (Walpole Island First Nation), who recently founded her own production company, Achimowin Films.

Affirming the Power of Indigenous Languages

The festival opens with SGaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife). Winner of Best Canadian Film at the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival, SGaawaay K’uuna is the first feature-length film to be spoken only in the Haida language. Set in 19th-century Haida Gwaii (the homeland of the Haida people), the film is an adaptation of one of Haida’s most popular stories of pride, tragedy and penance. The feature will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session with director Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot’in) and members of the cast. The closing film, Vai, incorporates languages of Oceania as it follows the journey of one woman across eight Indigenous communities throughout the Pacific Islands. In all, the showcase includes dialogue and narration in 19 Indigenous languages.                               

Native Cinema Showcase in New York is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding provided by the James Simmons and Karen Rudolph Fidelity Charitable Fund and support from the Consulate General of Canada in New York.

About the National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present and future—through partnership with Native people and others. The museum’s George Gustav Heye Center is located at One Bowling Green in New York City. For additional information, including hours and directions, visit Follow the museum via social media on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

TILT at Abrons Arts Center as brought forth by Racoco Productions
Mar 29 – Apr 6 all-day

Racoco Productions

presents the World Premiere of


at Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street

March 29 – April 6, 2019

Racoco Productions presents the World Premiere of TILT at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, NYC, 10002 from March 29 – April 6, 2019. Performances:  Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Tickets are $30 general admission, $20 youth ($25/$15 if purchased by March 25), and are available at

Imagine your head is a pinball machine. But who’s playing? 

TILT is a live performance/construction site swirling movement, wood, live music, tap dance, pinball, and the story of Don Quixote into a visceral experience of a delusional brain.

Choreographed by Rachel Cohen with music by Lynn Wright, TILT features tap dancer Heather Cornell, with performers Rachel Cohen, Toby Billowitz, Remi Harris, Masumi Kishimoto, and Meghan Schardt. Sets created with Bill Kennedy. Costume design by OLEK. Lighting design by Jon Harper. Lynn Wright, composer, guitar; Eric Eble, double bass; Nikki D’Agostino, bass clarinet, bass and alto sax; Eric Hoegemeyer Ableton, percussion.

A show-specific installation will be open in the lobby gallery during Abrons business hours (10am – 10pm) featuring an interactive pre-show experience that will begin 45 minutes before curtain. Follow Racoco’s journey in the making of TILT, build your own “throne,” and play pinball! Appropriate for ages 6 and up.

TILT is the final chapter of a multi-year project that began with a commission by Women in Motion. It was created in part through The Field’s Artist Residency program, supported by the Tides Foundation, and residencies at CAVE in Brooklyn and Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Thank you to Materials for the Arts, the Depts. of Cultural Affairs, Sanitation, and Education. The first chapter, “I would,” was made possible, in part, by The Field’s 2012-13 Field Dance Fund, supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Mertz Gilmore Foundation. The second chapter, “Construct,” was presented in association with Incubator Arts Project in its New Performance Series and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Racoco Productions are fantastic excavations of everyday things. We combine quixotic choreography, absurdist visuals, and raw materials to create theatrical worlds in which movement, music, humor, emotion, and texture are inextricably linked. The body and everyday objects are compared, contrasted, blended, and confused to illustrate the inescapable messiness of existence.


Rachel Cohen is a choreographer and performer based in New York City. She studied choreography with mentor Claire Mallardi at Harvard University, and in New York studied dance with Mary Anthony, Bertram Ross, and Carolyn Lord, and mask and clown with Rafael Bianciotto and Mario Gonzales. She is a certifed teacher of Action Theater improvisation, which she has studied with its creator, Ruth Zaporah. Rachel founded Racoco Productions in 2003. Her “If The Shoe Fits,” created with visual artist Olek and composer Chris Becker, was named one of The New York Times‘ top NYC dance performances of 2005. The company has performed in the US, Czech Republic, England, France, Poland, and India. Ms. Cohen has been artist in residence at Harvard University; Santa Fe Arts Institute; Galapagos Art Space and Cave in Brooklyn, NY; Mix-Arte Myrys in Toulouse, France; and The Sanskriti Foundation in Delhi, India, and has been awarded grants from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation US Arts International, Meet the Composer/Creative Connections and Live Music for Dance/American Music Center, NYFA, the Field Dance Fund, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Fund, and NYC Department of Cultural

Heather Cornell

creates visual music ensembles where she functions as the percussionist.  As artistic director for Manhattan Tap, one of the busiest music/dance companies in the world in the 80’s and 90’s, she is known as a mover and shaker of the tap dance renaissance.  She has toured worldwide with her shows “Finding Synesthesia”, “CanTap” and “Conversations” and as a soloist.  She was recently commissioned to create an evening for the Distinguished Artist Series at Bergen Community College. She is co-director of “Walk to the Beat” and co-founder of Making Music Dance, a tap, flamenco and world music ensemble, releasing their first CD this spring. A pioneer of concert tap and of working with world music, Heather trained directly with the first generation tap masters, and has taught and inspired three generations of tap dancers, musicians and actors internationally. Called “the Oscar Peterson of hoofing” (Globe and Maill), she was the sole tap dancer mentored by the infamous bassist, Ray Brown.  TapMotif in Lefkada, Greece was her laboratory for 8 seasons, where she trained freethinking “bilingual” artists in music and dance.  This year she celebrates the 25th Anniversary of her NYC Rhythm Tap Intensive with live music. Her TV, radio and film credits include:  “Thinking on Their Feet, Women of the Tap Renaissance” (Jenai Cutcher), “Gotta Move, Women in Tap” (Lynn Daly), “”KQED special with Honi Coles and the Jazz Tap Ensemble; “Gregory Hines’ Tap Dance in America” for PBS; featured MT special on “Sounds Impressive”; and, WYNC’s live radio show, “Around New York” for 5 years.  She choreographed “The Play What I Wrote” for Broadway and “Three Penny Opera” for Atalaya in Sevilla, Spain.  She is the recipient of numerous awards for her excellence in tap dance and in leading the international tap community.

Lynn Wright is composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn. His music incorporates free improvisation, musique concrète, lyrical songwriting, and jazz-infused scores. His work for film and television has appeared on the BBC, PBS, Netlfix, and ABC, and at Sundance, Cannes, The Venice Film Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the Berlin Film Festival. He has performed or collaborated with Algis Kizys, Victoria Miguel, Christiane Hommelsheim, Andrea Belfi, Chris Becker, Helga Davis, Lewis Barnes, Norman Westberg, Laura Ortman, Raphaele Shirley, and Alexander Hacke, among others. His most recent work is This Is Where, an improvised dark-ambient collaboration with Norman Westberg and Algis Kizys.

OLEK’s art pushes the boundaries of fashion, art, crafts, and public art, fluidly combining the sculptural and the fanciful with the old-fashioned technique of crocheting. An active supporter of women’s rights, sexual equality, and freedom of expression, OLEK has traveled the globe for their community-based projects; Love Across the USA is a series of public murals depicting inspiring women from history. OLEK’s sculptures and performances have been exhibited worldwide, including Art Basel and Wynwood Walls in Miami, the Brooklyn Museum in NY, and The Smithsonian in Washington DC. Their work is in the permanent collections at URBAN NATION Museum for Contemporary Urban Art in Berlin, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Avesta Art Museum in Avesta, Sweden, and the New York Historical Society, and several private collections, including those of Antonio Banderas and Mike D from the Beastie Boys. OLEK’s work has been covered in numerous publications, including the Smithsonian Magazine, Creators (VICE), the Huffington Post, The New Yorker, and New York Magazine. OLEK has been named one of the top artist Instagram accounts to follow by Christie’s and Art Net, and Artsy name them as an artist giving knitting a place in art history. OLEK currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Toby Billowitz has danced with many choreographers and companies, including Jordan Fuchs, Artichoke Dance, Freefall, Jill Sigman/thinkdance, and Ben Munisteri. He has puppeteered at drag shows, NYC Halloween parades, at BAM and around the country with Phantom Limb, and on Broadway in War Horse. In addition to dance, he has taught gymnastics and trampoline to children and adults, social dance to teens, movement to senior citizens, and puppetry to children in the Dominican Republic in an area so rural they were neither familiar with the word for puppet nor the concept. He has enjoyed involvement in several Racoco projects since 2015.

Remi Harris is a Brooklyn based performer, curator, producer, and choreographer whose work explores the intersectionality between dance, new media, and female representation. In addition to performing with Racoco, she works on her own creative projects under her choreographic venture dancesbyremi. Her stage work has been presented at Abrons Art Center, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Danspace Project, Teatro La Tea, Triskelion Arts, The Actors Fund Theater, The Brick Theater, and several site-specific areas in NYC. She was previously the Education Coordinator for Ballet Hispanico and the Co-Director of Brooklyn Studios for Dance and advocates for dance as a member of several dance collectives including the Artists of Color Council. Her first short dance film “to be:free” has been featured in several film festivals including the 2018 Cucalorus Film Festival.

Masumi Kishimoto is a native of Tokyo, Japan, who studied dance in Japan and the U.S. She also studied Physical Comedy under the direction of Gregg Goldston and was a featured member of Goldston Mime Company. She has choreographed pieces that combine Mime / Physical Comedy and Dance for performances at the Puffin Room, Movement Research at Judson Church, Studio b.p.m., Theater for the New City, The Ailey Studio Theater and La MaMa. As a dancer, she worked with various choreographers such as Yana Schnitzler, Daria Fain, Ayako Kurakake, Asami Morita in NY, Pennsylvania, Germany and Japan. She has been a member of Racoco Productions since 2010. Ms. Kishimoto is a nationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, AmSAT, ACAT. She has been teaching at Orthopedic Movement Physical Therapy for people who want to know how you move such as dancers, singers, actors.

Meghan Schardt is a graduate of New World School of The Arts. Her credits include work with Miami Repertoire Ballet Company, Memento, Octavia Cup, Hawaii Ballet Theatre, Bryon Carr Dance, Jenn Sims (Biennale Venice, Art Basel film project), Becky Radway Dance Production, Nancy Whyte and Yuka Kawazus’s Danse En L’Air.

Jon Harper is a lighting designer and arts administrator. Prior design work includes Abby Z and the New Utility, Brian Rogers, Mariangela Lopez, Dylan Crossman Dans(c)e, Racoco Productions, WELOVEYOUONEOFUS, Sean Irons and Lauren Petty.  He also has served as lighting supervisor for Pilobolus, Cedar Lake, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.  He has been at Abrons Arts Center for six years in charge of the Production department, and has recently taken on a broader role as the Director of Operations.

An award-winning “wildly creative” composer, musician, conductor, educator, and multi-disciplinary artist, Nikki D’Agostino has both performed and had her works performed nationally and internationally. She received her B.A. from The University of North Texas in 2004 after studying with Joseph Klein, Phil Winsor, and Joseph “Butch” Rovan, before pursuing her M.M. in Music Composition (2008) at CUNY Brooklyn College to study with Amnon Wolman and George Brunner. As an educator, Ms. D’Agostino has given lectures on topics ranging from musicology to performance practice as well as holding a position as an Adjunct Professor at CUNY New York City College of Technology in the Emerging Media program. Compositionally, Nikki is currently focused on publishing a book of scores and recording an album of works using a notation system she developed to allow both performer and composer/conductor creative control. As a “beautifully brash” saxophonist, synthesizer enthusiast, and sound artist, Nikki performs actively in the NYC music scene in several groups ranging in style from indie pop to harsh noise.

Eric Hoegemeyer is a composer and producer originally from Detroit, now residing between New York City and Bogotá. He has released music under the names Deep See Sound System, Giant Brain, and Tree Laboratory. He has collaborated with Patti Smith, Tom Verlaine, Kevin Saunderson, Hundred Waters, H09909, and Dennis Coffey. In 2013 he scored 14 short films for filmmaker Steven Sebring’s “Revolution” installation at the 69th Division Armory. In 2014 he directed and scored a short film collaboration with Patti Smith entitled “The Good Gray Poet” on installation with MOMA PS-1. His 2016 album “Secret Agent Volume 1” was released on cassette by Brooklyn-based label Personal Affair. In 2017 he remixed Sun Ra’s Heliocentric Worlds as a part of a compilation also released on Personal Affair. His forthcoming album “Somnambulist Soundtracks” will be released in May of 2019.  He has performed original compositions at Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rubin Museum of Art, MOMA PS-1 Rockaway and The Detroit Science Center.

Eric Eble is a longstanding, NYC-based electric and upright bass player. For the last two decades he has been a main contributor and band-member with the likes of the Reid Paley Trio, Reid Paley/Black Francis, Cordero, and The Heroine Sheiks, with all of whom he has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. Currently he plays bass with And The Wiremen.

TILTpresented by Racoco Productions, will be performed at the Abrons Arts Center as part of the @AbronsSeries, a subsidized performance space rental program.

Abrons Arts Center is a home for contemporary interdisciplinary arts in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. A core program of the Henry Street Settlement, Abrons believes that access to the arts is essential to a free and healthy society. Through performance presentations, exhibitions, education programs and residencies, Abrons mobilizes communities with the transformative power of art.

Abrons Arts Center values freedom of expression and creativity, ever striving to provide creative communities with a space that celebrates diversity of thought and experience. Abrons aims to be an anti-oppressive home to people from all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, citizen status, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex or gender identity. As definitions of expression and inclusion evolve, Abrons is committed to continually revising this statement in collaboration with our

Behind-the-Ropes: Insider’s Tours of the Merchant’s House
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Behind-the-Ropes: Insider’s Tours of the Merchant’s House @ New York | New York | United States

At the Merchant’s House Museum

Behind-the-Ropes: Insider’s Tours of the Merchant’s House

Third in a Series – 100 Years of Domestic Lighting

Saturday, March 30, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Join them for the last in a series of rare off-hours tours of the Merchant’s House. We’ll gather in the 1850s kitchen (bring your own coffee) for an overview of the landmark Merchant’s House and intact collection of more than 3,000 objects owned by the Tredwell family. You’ll then tour the house, including the rarely seen bedrooms on the 3rd floor (now staff offices), even peek up into the attic.

You’ll remove shades of lamps to see the workings, open locked doors … and more. From whale oil to gas to kerosene, you’ll gain new perspectives on this unique insider’s tour, learning about changing period styles and technologies and how they reflect the attitudes and values of the merchant class in mid-19th century New York City.

$30, $25 Members. Limited to 20 participants.

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7th Annual Queens Jazz Overground Spring JazzFest 2019
Mar 31 all-day

7th Annual Queens Jazz Overground Spring JazzFest 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019
12:15 – 9:00 pm

FREE – All Ages Welcome

At Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY

Learn more at their Facebook Page as well as at the official site here…

The Queens Jazz OverGround is excited to announce the lineup for our 2019 Spring Jazz Fest. This is our seventh annual Spring Jazz Fest, and we’re excited to bring you more music every year, and as always, all of the bandleaders call Queens their home.

3:00 pm: Lauren Lee Trio/Open Jam Session
Lauren Lee, piano/vocal; Brad Mulholland; alto sax/flute/clarinet; Marcos Varela, bass

3:45 pm: Ken Fowser Quartet
Ken Fowser, tenor sax, Steve Einerson, piano; Peter Brendler, bass; Aaron Seeber, drums

6:15 pm: Sam Bevan Quintet
Evan Francis, alto sax/flute; Kenny Brooks, tenor sax; Phil Robson, guitar; Sam Bevan, bass; @Jerrad Lippi, drums

6:45 pm: Coalescence
Kenny Shanker, guitar; Daisuke Abe, guitar; Mike Eckroth, piano; Yoshi Waki, bass; Brian Fishler, drums

7:30 pm: Hashem Assadullahi Quartet
Hashem Assadullahi, alto; Andrew Washburn, piano; Peter Brendler, bass; Brian Woodruff, drums

8:00 pm: Stafford Hunter’s Continuum, featuring Taeko Fukao
Stafford Hunter, trombone/sea shells; Taeko Fukao, vocals; Davis Whitfield, piano; Paul Beaudry, bass; Darrell Green, drums

Mar 31 – Apr 1 all-day
CHAMBER MUSIC FROM APPLE HILL at St. Bart's Church @ New York | New York | United States

At St. Bart’s


Sunday, March 31, 2019
at 2:30 pm in the Chapel

Elise Kuder, Anne Takeda, violins
Mike Kelley, viola
Rupert Thompson, cello
Mikael Darmanie, piano

Learn more at this official page here…

Apple Hill musicians have earned praise around the world for their concerts presenting interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire—including Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, and Ravel—as well as new and commissioned works. For this Great Music at St. Bart’s program, the ensemble will perform the New York premiere of Michael Kropf’s String Quartet (2017), a work the group commissioned; Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Preludes, Op. 87D, arranged for string trio by Mike Kelley; and Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15.

Central to the mission of Apple Hill is “Playing for Peace,” an innovative outreach program that focuses on social change and conflict resolution through music in areas of conflict, particularly the Middle East. Founded in 1971 and situated on 100 acres of fields and woodlands in rural New Hampshire, Apple Hill is a center of chamber music performance and teaching. It is stewarded today by the organization’s director, Leonard Matczynski, and ensemble-in-residence, the Apple Hill String Quartet, founded in 2007.

Tickets: $25, $15 for students and seniors

Sunday Platform – Jason Haber: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs, and the Battle for New York
Mar 31 all-day
Sunday Platform - Jason Haber: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs, and the Battle for New York @ New York | New York | United States

Sunday Platform – Jason Haber: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs, and the Battle for New York

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 11:00 am

NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission:  Free

Official Page…

Jane Jacobs called it a ballet. It was a soaring, stimulating, and safe place. Neighborhoods had density. Buildings had character. Streets had eyes. By the 1960’s, urban planning had changed. Led by Robert Moses, the ballet of the City would come to a grinding halt. It was replaced by the superblock, the highrise and the highway. The wrecking ball sealed the fate of neighborhoods. What implications did this have on life in New York and how do those fateful decisions still impact us today?

JASON HABER is a serial and social entrepreneur. His extensive career has intersected the worlds of business, politics, academia and technology. In 2010 he co-founded Rubicon Property, a social entrepreneurial real estate firm based in Manhattan. Warburg Realty acquired Rubicon in 2013. He has vast experience in government and public policy. Haber has worked as an adviser for several elected officials and candidates in New York City and in Washington, D.C. Haber was an adjunct professor at John Jay College where he taught public policy courses. In 2016, his first book, The Business of Good, became a best seller in 3 different categories on Amazon and has since become a must-read for social entrepreneurs. Haber is a frequent commentator on CNBC and Fox Business News and has been covered in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from The George Washington University and a master’s degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Haber currently lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

Presider: Hazel May

Shared Charity: Charity Water

Spring Open House at MoMA PS1
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Spring Open House at MoMA PS1 @ New York | United States

Spring Open House

Sunday, March 31
Noon to 6:00 pm

22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens

Following info comes courtesy of their newsletter

“”Spring means a new slate of exhibitions at MoMA PS1—discover eight new exhibitions at our free open house on Sunday. Hear from artistsSimone FattalGina BeaversTitus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts, and members of the Australia-based Karrabing Film Collective.

Be among the first to see Nancy Spero: Paper Mirrortracing the full of arc of an iconic artist, activist, and feminist’s career, bringing together more than 100 works made over six decades in the first major museum exhibition in the US since the artist’s death in 2009.””

Learn more at this official page here…

Walking Tour: Spiritualists & Suffragettes of NoHo with Boroughs of the Dead
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Walking Tour: Spiritualists & Suffragettes of NoHo with Boroughs of the Dead @ New York | New York | United States

Merchant’s House Museum’s

Walking Tour: Spiritualists & Suffragettes of NoHo with Boroughs of the Dead

Sunday, March 31
3:00 to 4:30 pm

Learn more at the official site here…

Discover a forgotten aspect of women’s history on this spirited walking tour! The 19th century saw an enormous wave of interest in spirit communication, with women at the forefront of the American Spiritualist movement. New York City, unsurprisingly, was a hotbed of both serious spiritual inquiry and curiosity-seeking spectacle, and the Bond Street area, now known as NoHo, contains a plethora of locales associated with the Spiritualists of the 19th century.

Even wealthy New Yorkers like the Tredwells hosted neighbors and friends in their homes to showcase the latest in psychic entertainments. This 90-minute walking tour will lead you into the realm of self-styled mediums, spirit photographers, radical suffragettes and Spiritualists, including Tredwell neighbor Victoria Woodhull (first woman to run for president), as we explore the link between Spiritualism and the beginnings of the women’s movement in America.

Boroughs of the Dead walking tours explore the haunting, macabre, and overlooked histories of New York City. They are NYC’s top ranked ghost tour on Trip Advisor, and are rated among the top ten ghost tours in the country by USA Today.

Tour begins at the NE corner of 1st Avenue and 1st Street (Peretz Square) and is approximately 90 minutes; less than one mile of walking. It is fully accessible. Tour ends on Bond Street.

$25 General; $20 MHM Members. Capacity is limited.

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Kwame Alexander’s Versify Debut with Jacqueline Woodson
Apr 1 all-day

Kwame Alexander’s Versify Debut with Jacqueline Woodson

April 1, 2019, 7:00 pm

The Center for Fiction
15 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Price: $10 grants entry for 1 to the event plus a $10 voucher to use towards any purchase at our bookstore in Brooklyn

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Versify reflects Kwame Alexander’s vision that accessible and powerful prose and poetry—in picture books, novels, and nonfiction—can celebrate the lives and reflect the possibilities of all children.

Jacqueline Woodson moderates a discussion with debut Versify authors. The inaugural collection of books includes The Undefeated, a picture book by Alexander and illustrator Kadir Nelson that pays tribute to the sacrifices and triumphs of African Americans; The Last Last-Day-of-Summer, a middle-grade “modern-day Phantom Tollbooth” by Lamar Giles, a founding member of We Need Diverse Books; Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market, the first in a new bilingual picture book series by illustrator Raúl the Third; and White Rose, a YA novel in verse about Nazi resistance leader Sophie Scholl, by YARN poetry editor Kip Wilson.

Join Kwame, Kadir, Lamar, Raúl and Kip to celebrate their books that explore the beauty, hurdles, and hopefulness of life… books that engage, entertain and empower young people to imagine and create a better world. The authors will read from their books and join a discussion with Jacqueline Woodson and then take questions from the audience; immediately following the event the authors will be available to autograph books.

Discussion On The Culture Around Incarceration In American Society at St. John the Divine
Apr 2 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am
Discussion On The Culture Around Incarceration In American Society at St. John the Divine @ New York | New York | United States

Close Conversation: Incarceration

The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Presents A Discussion On The Culture Around Incarceration In American Society

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm

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

COST: Free

This event is presented in conjunction with The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls.

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will welcome Robert Pollock, Samuel Cabassa and Lanetta Hill as they each share their experiences and insights gained from their time spent incarcerated in New York State prisons at Close Conversation: Incarceration on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 PM at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).

The discussion will be led by the Cathedral’s Madeleine L’Engle Fellow, Elizabeth Howard and will be introduced by Bruce MacLeod, President of the Board of Trustees of the Cathedral and member of the Board of Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison. Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison provides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women to help them make a positive impact on their own lives, their families and communities, resulting in lower rates of recidivism, incarceration and poverty.

Robert Pollock is PEN America’s Prison Writing coordinator. For over a decade, he has worked with the justice system and its intersection with the arts. He has participated in workshops and panels at several universities to advocate for the power of the arts in prison education and rehabilitation. As a singer-songwriter, his compositions have been heard at the Obama White House, the New York Ethical Society, and Carnegie Hall.

Lanetta Hill is a Senior Case Manager at Services for the Underserved, which provides services for individuals and families dealing with homelessness. She served 13 years of a 15 year sentence. Ms. Hill is a single parent with four children and is a motivational speaker utilizing her experiences to inspire and educate others.

Samuel Cabassa is a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate, certified by the NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services at the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation. From 1982 to 2017, Mr. Cabassa served a 34-year prison sentence in various upstate correctional facilities. He trains others to become certified Recovery Coaches.

Elizabeth Howard, the inaugural Madeleine L’Engle Fellow at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, is an author and journalist. She is currently working on a book entitled Uncommon Vision: Extraordinary Lives.

A short reception will follow the conversation. The reception is being underwritten by the J.C. Flowers Foundation a, key funder of Circles of Support: a partnership of grass root organizations supporting successful re-entry for people coming home from prison.


Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors
Apr 3 all-day
Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors

Workshop Dates: MAR 13, MAR 20, MAR 27, APR 3, APR 10, APR 17

at 11:00 am

$10/$7 Members (per workshop)

Please be sure to check at the official site for any changes in scheduling.

This workshop series for senior citizens helps find creative ways to tell stories through art. Design and make a pop-up book, inspired by your life events! Each week, seniors will learn new skills, book making, puppetry manipulation, and warm-up theater games. At the end of the 6 sessions, each participant will have their own memory book as a tangible keepsake, a remembrance and a motivator for them to continue telling their stories.

The Photography Show by AIPAD
Apr 3 – Apr 7 all-day

The Photography Show by AIPAD

April 4-7, 2019

Opening Preview on April 3

At Pier 94

The Photography Show Presented By AIPAD April 4-7, 2019 | Pier 94 | New York City Exhibitors From Around The World Announced

NEW YORK – The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) has announced participating galleries for the 39th edition of The Photography Show, April 4-7, 2019, at Pier 94 in New York City. More than 75 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. AIPAD is working closely with gallerists, curators, artists, and collectors to create a tightly-focused program for the Show, including a special exhibition curated by photographer Alec Soth, the presentation of the annual AIPAD Award, and the acclaimed AIPAD Talks program with prominent speakers. An essential annual event for the international photography community, The Photography Show presented by AIPAD commences with an Opening Preview on April 3, 2019.

The Photography Show, one of the world’s most highly-anticipated annual art fairs, is the longest running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. The 2019 Show will feature leading fine art galleries from 9 countries and 33 cities from across the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. In addition, the Show will present a lively bookseller and publisher section with more than 25 exhibitors.

The Show will include four new participants: Boccara Art, Brooklyn; Louise Alexander Gallery, Encino; CA; Momentum Fine Art, Miami; and Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York. AIPAD also welcomes new exhibiting members including Utópica, from Sao Paolo, the organization’s first member in Brazil, and Arnika Dawkins Photographic Fine Art Gallery from Atlanta.


Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue at 55th Street, New York City


Opening Preview, Wednesday, April 3
VIP Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Public Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Tickets and information are available at For further details, visit, email [email protected], or call +1-202-367-1158.


How should the photography world respond to the times in which we live? “A Room for Solace,” a special exhibition curated by Alec Soth for The Photography Show, will feature scenes of domestic interiors that speak to the possibility of finding refuge during turbulent times. Comprising portraiture, still life, and reportage chosen from exhibiting galleries, what connects these pictures is a quality of intimacy. Says Soth, “With this exhibition, I want to take a break from the fractious public square of photography and wander quietly into people’s homes. Behind these doors I hope to find a sliver of solace in these unstable times.”


A partial list of participating galleries includes:

Alan Klotz Gallery, New York
Arnika Dawkins Photographic Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta
Atlas Gallery, London
Augusta Edwards Fine Art, London
Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA
Baudoin Lebon, Paris
Boccara Art, Brooklyn, NY
Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York
Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA
Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
Charles Isaacs Photographs Inc., New York
ClampArt, New York
De Soto Gallery, Venice, CA
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York
Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles
Flowers Gallery, London/New York
Galerie 402 Catherine et André Hug, Paris
Gallery 19/21, Guilford, CT
Gary Edwards Gallery, Southampton, NY
Gilles Peyroulet & Cie, Paris
Gitterman Gallery, New York
HackelBury Fine Art Ltd, London
Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc., New York
Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London
Ibasho, Antwerp
In The Gallery, Copenhagen
Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta
James Hyman Photography, London
Joel Soroka Gallery, Aspen
Jörg Maass Kunsthandel, Berlin
Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Keith de Lellis Gallery, New York
Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York
La Galerie de l’Instant, Paris
Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
Lee Gallery, Inc., Winchester, MA
Louise Alexander Gallery, Encino, CA
MEM, Tokyo
Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
Michael Shapiro Photographs, Westport, CT
Momentum Fine Art, Miami
Monroe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, NM
Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc., San Francisco
PDNB Gallery, Dallas
Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
PGI, Tokyo
Polka Galerie, Paris
Richard Moore Photographs, Oakland, CA
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston
Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
Robert Mann Gallery, New York
Rolf Art, Buenos Aires
Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco
Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York
Staley-Wise Gallery, New York
Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto
Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
The Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Throckmorton Fine Art, New York
Todd Webb Archive, Portland, ME
Toluca Fine Art, Paris
Unix Gallery, New York
Utópica, Sao Paulo
Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York
William L. Schaeffer, Chester, CT
Winter Works on Paper, Brooklyn, NY
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

artexpo New York 2019
Apr 4 – Apr 7 all-day

artexpo New York

April 4 – 7, 2019

Artexpo New York Announces The Schedule For Its Topics & Trends Education Program

Pier 90
711 12th Avenue (55th Street and West Side Highway)

Visit as well the official site here…

From panel discussions on Trends In Today’s Art World to Art Talks with today’s most successful artists, the preeminent industry leaders converge for a four-day series of compelling seminars and conversations

New York, NY – March 18th, 2019: Redwood Media Group, the nation’s leader in exhibitions and event production, media, and marketing for the global fine art community, announces its highly anticipated Topics & Trends Education Program for the 41st Annual Artexpo New York. The nation’s largest fine art marketplace moves to Pier 90, located at 711 12th Avenue in Manhattan, from Thursday, April 4thto Sunday, April 7th,offering a compelling series of industry-focused conversations with a chance to meet some of today’s most successful talent from the art world. Trade registration and purchasing of show passes or general admission tickets can be made by visiting

This year’s Education Program includes an extensive series of Topics & Trends seminars, moderated panel discussions and Art Talks, presented by today’s most influential pioneers from the arts industry, taking place on the show’s main Education Pavilion. Subjects and themes for 2019 include “Trending In Today’s Art World,” “Success Secrets of Amazing Fine Art Photographers,” “Copyright and Trademark Law,” “Origins of Inspiration,” “Art Law: Certificates of Authenticity and Limited Editions.” “Artist Fame and Fortune: Turning What You Love Into A Viable Career,” “Choosing A Career In The Arts,” “Art Licensing,” “Artist Fame and Fortune: Key Elements of Success,” and “Media Transections & Contemporary Photography Influences.”

“We are delighted to announce our exciting schedule for this year’s Topics & Trends Education Program during Artexpo New York,” says Linda Mariano, Managing Director of Marketing for Redwood Media Group. ”Each year, we bring together some of the most prominent leaders in the industry, from established and emerging artists to fine art photographers, gallery owners, art dealers, collectors and consultants. This year’s subject matter is extremely eclectic and offers something for everyone, whether you’re a collector, emerging artist or simply have an interest in the latest trends. Our group of chosen experts will be highly engaging and always invite the audience to present their own personal challenges for discussion and resolution.

”To celebrate 41 years of excellence in art, Artexpo New York presents [TRANSFORM] as the curatorial theme for 2019 – examining the power of art, how it challenges the status quo, changes our perceptions, and pushes us to see ourselves and others from a new perspective. Through its power, art transforms.The Trade First Preview Reception will take place on Thursday, April 4th, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., followed by the Opening Night Reception, at which all registered guests are welcome, taking place on Friday, April 5th, between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


Opening Night Reception – $25
One Day General Admission – $20
Multi-day pass (Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7) – $40


(Trade Attendees Only)
Thursday, April 4th: 12:00 – 7:00 pm


(Trade Attendees Only)
Thursday, April 4th: 5:00 – 7:00 pm


(Trade & Public Welcome)
Friday, April 5th:
4:00 – 8:00 pm


(Trade & Public Welcome)
Friday, April 5th: 10 AM–8 PM
Saturday, April 6th:
11 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 7th: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Apr 4 all-day



April 4, 2019 at The Jazz Foundation’s

17th Annual “A Great Night In Harlem”

Gala Concert

at The Apollo

The Apollo Theatre, 253 W. 125th Street, Harlem

Live Performances Begin: 8:30 pm

Hosted by Danny Glover and Michael Imperioli with A Great Evening of Performances by August Greene featuring Common, Patti Smith, Bruce Willis, Savion Glover, Bettye Lavette, The Count Basie Orchestra and music director Steve Jordan.

Special Guests include Roberta Flack, Wallace Roney, Larry Willis, Kenyon Harrold and Alexis Morrast.

Singer, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte and legendary music icon Tony Bennett will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. Hosted by Danny Glover and Michael Imperioli with performances by August Greene featuring Common, Patti Smith, Savion Glover, Bruce Willis, and Bettye Lavette. Additional A-list talent on the red carpet includes Keegan-Michael Key and Roberta Flack among others…

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For 30 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been dedicated to keeping jazz & blues alive in America. Members include those who’ve played with artists such as Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday, to Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. The Foundation embraces more than 7,000 musicians annually, addressing issues such as health care, housing and disaster relief, and spreading the gospel of jazz and blues in classrooms, senior care facilities and one-on-one education. The annual “A Great Night in Harlem” at the Apollo Theatre, now in its’ 17th year, features legendary musical icons, thrilling moments of jazz music and real-life stories of musicians saved by the Jazz Foundation. Its’ goal is simple and challenging – raise the funds necessary to continue to treat their members with dignity and respect.

The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields :: Joseph Haydn – Stabat Mater
Apr 4 all-day
The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields :: Joseph Haydn - Stabat Mater @ New York | New York | United States

The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields

Joseph Haydn – Stabat Mater

David Shuler, music director

Thursday, April 4, 2019
at 8:00 pm

7:00 pm – lecture by Dr. David Schulenberg

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

Sopranos: Danielle Buonaiuto, Amber Evans, Melissa Fogarty, Ava Pine*

Altos: Donna Breitzer, Catherine Hedberg*, Elizabeth Merrill
Tenors: Nathaniel Adams, Christopher Preston Thompson, David Root*

Basses: Phillip Cheah*, Michael Hofmann, Christian Waugh

with Baroque in the Fields, an orchestra of period instruments

In 1767, for the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Haydn composed his monumental Stabat Mater, the first church work he wrote after entering the service of Prince Esterházy at Eisenstadt in 1761. It is a work of similar length, gravity and meditative concentration to the Seven Last Words composed some 20 years later.  The Stabat Mater was praised by his contemporaries and frequently performed during his lifetime, and it was published on such a large scale that it became his most well-known sacred work. Today the piece is seldom performed and even more rarely recorded, even though it contains some of the composer’s most rich and deeply felt writing.

$35 general admission, $25 students and seniors

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The Lost Lighthouses of Staten Island
Apr 4 all-day

The National Lighthouse  Museum, Staten Island, NY Lecture/Educational series continues with

“The Lost Lighthouses of Staten Island.”

Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 pm

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

Join Historian, librarian and sailor Andrew Wilson for an armchair cruise around the harbor visiting the vanished lighthouses and aids to navigation that made the old port of New York the greatest in the World. Stops on the tour will include underwater bells, the original Robbins Reef Light, lightships at Governor’s Island and Sandy Hook, the lights of Newark Bay, the world’s largest gun at Romer Shoals, the Bergen Point Light by the Bayonne Bridge, the time balls atop Manhattan skyscrapers (they gave birth to the New Year’s Eve ball drop tradition at Times Square), the pirates of the Corner Stake Light in the Arthur Kill and many more..

Members $5.00 Guests $10.00


Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show & Sale
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show & Sale

April 5 – 6, 2019

1:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday
11:00 am – 6:00 pm on Saturday

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th St.
(Between 6th & 7th Aves)

$15 online

($20 at door)

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NYC Craft Beer Festival 2019 Spring Seasonal
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day

NYC Craft Beer Festival 2019 Spring Seasonal

April 5 – 6, 2019

“Two Days, Three Sessions”

Union West
535 West 28th Street

This craft beer tasting event features 150 craft beers from 75 breweries. Drawing well over 1,000 attendees. On hand as well will be Designated Driver tickets.

Tickets run from $45 to $85 depending upon the ticket type you choose to purchase.

To learn more about this event you can visit any of the following related links:

Craft Beer Fest Facebook Page

Official Site

Their Eventbrite tickets page

Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Friday, April 5, 2019
7:30 – 9:30 pm

Harlem Stage
150 Convent Avenue New York, NY, 10031

Visit the official site here… ‘and get over to this page for tickets.

Price: $25

Presented in collaboration with Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Orchestra and growing vocal program, led by conductor and arranger Jim McNeely, celebrate the longstanding vocal tradition in jazz music.

2019 MoCCA Arts Festival Featured and International Guests
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
Artwork by Maria and Peter Hoey.

Announcing the

2019 MoCCA Arts Festival

Featured and International Guests

April 6 – 7, 2019

At Metropolitan West
653 11th Ave

The Society of Illustrators is proud to share a list of Featured and International Guests who will appear at the MoCCA Arts Festival, taking place April 6-7 at Metropolitan West in New York City. These stellar artists join this year’s previously announced Guests of Honor Edie Fake, Liana Finck, Keith Knight and Bill Sienkiewicz. Featured and International Artists signing and programming schedules will be announced soon. We are honored to present some of the most acclaimed comics artists in the world as this year’s Featured Guests:

  • Jon Burgerman
  • Liza Donnelly
  • Aisha Franz
  • Peter and Maria Hoey
  • Meg Hunt
  • Michel Kichka
  • Florent Ruppert
  • Mark Alan Stamaty
  • James Sturm

About the Artists:

Jon Burgerman is a UK born, NYC based artist instigating improvisation and play through drawing and spectacle. He is a purveyor of doodles and is often credited and referenced as the leading figure in the popular ‘Doodle’ art style. Burgerman studied Fine Art at The Nottingham Trent University, graduating in 2001. In 2008, IDN published a monograph of Burgerman’s work titled Pens Are My Friends, and Kidrobot produced a selection of vinyl toys called “The Heroes of Burgertown.” His book titles include SPLAT! (Penguin Random House), It’s Great to Create (Chronicle Books), Rhyme Crime (Oxford University Press), Daily Doodle, andBurgerworld (both Laurence King Publishing). Burgerman’s illustrations can be seen on merchandise and signage for the 2019 MoCCA Arts Festival.

Liza Donnelly is a cartoonist and writer with The New Yorker Magazine, and resident cartoonist at CBS News. She also writes for the New York Times,, and Medium. She has been profiled globally in numerous publications and her work has been exhibited around the world. Donnelly received an honorary doctorate from University of Connecticut, where she delivered the commencement address to the Graduate School ceremony. Donnelly is a Cultural Envoy for the US State Department, traveling around the world speaking about freedom of speech, cartoons and women’s rights. She is the author/editor of sixteen books and was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. She wrote the critically acclaimed history, Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons. She is a charter member of an international project, Cartooning for Peace, helping to promote understanding around the world through humor; and is one of the founding members of USA FECO, the US chapter of the international cartoonists’ organization FECO.

Aisha Franz is a Berlin-based comic book artist and illustrator. Her graphic novel Earthling was first published in Germany in 2011, followed byBrigitte(2012) and Shit Is Real (2016). Earthling and Shit Is Real have both been published in English-language editions by Drawn and Quarterly. Her short stories have been published in several anthologies such as Kuš and as an illustrator she has worked for clients including the MIT Technology Review and the New York Times, among others. She also co-organizes the CLUBHOUSE collaboration project with Berlin-based publisher Colorama. Aisha Franz’s presence at MoCCA is supported by the Goethe-Institut.

Peter and Maria Hoey are brother and sister artists. Their illustrations appear in newspapers and magazines, commercials, and advertising worldwide. Since 2007 they have independently published their comics under the name COIN-OP. The first hardcover collection of their work:Coin-Op Comics Anthology 1997-2017, published by Top Shelf Productions / IDW Publishing, is out now. Their early comics appeared in many issues of the legendary BLAB! Magazine. They are currently hard at work on their first full length graphic novel. Peter and Maria Hoey are represented by Rapp | Art.

Meg Hunt is an illustrator working and living in Portland, OR. Her first first picture book, Interstellar Cinderella (Chronicle Books) received starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher’s Weekly, who also listed it as one of their best summer books of the year. Hunt was featured as one ofPublisher’s Weekly‘s Flying Starts for Summer 2015 as well. Hunt created the badge art for this year’s MoCCA Arts Festival.

Belgium-born artist Michel Kichka relocated to Israel in the 1970s to further his education in graphics. Since then, he has worked as an editorial cartoonist for Israeli and French TV channels. He draws frequently for Courier International and Regards. He is the former president of the Association of Israeli cartoonists. He was awarded the Israeli Prize “Dosh Cartoonist Award” in 2008 and the French government made him a Knight of Arts and Letters in 2011. In 2016 he released the book Second Generation: What I Didn’t Tell My Father (Europe Comics), a comic about his relationship with his father, a concentration-camp survivor.

French artist Florent Ruppert is one of the most innovative artists working in comics today. Throughout his career, he has produced all of his comics in collaboration with Jérôme Mulot in a unique, shared writing and drawing process that obscures the work of either hand. The pair have produced a series of darkly satirical and formally inventive books published by L’Association. Their second book, Panier de Singe, won the Prix Révélation at the 2007 Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême, France, and was published in English as Barrel of Monkeys by Rebus Books in 2012. More recently, they have produced a number of full-color albums for Dupuis, including collaborations with Bastien Vivès and Olivier Schrauwen. Their second North American book, The Perineum Technique, was recently published by Fantagraphics Books. Ruppert’s presence at MoCCA is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Fantagraphics Books, and Europe Comics.

Mark Alan Stamaty has enjoyed a diverse career as a cartoonist and children’s book author. His 1973 children’s book Who Needs Donuts? Is a contemporary classic and remains in print. In 1978 he began drawing the weekly comic strip narrative MacDoodle St. for the Village Voice. The collected edition was recently republished with a new comics afterword by New York Review Comics. His other comics series include Washingtoon for the Voice, the Washington Post and Time Magazine and Boox for the New York Times Book Review. His works for younger readers include Alia’s Mission andShake, Rattle & Turn That Noise Down! His first children’s book,Yellow Yellow with writer Frank Asch, is forthcoming in a new edition from Drawn and Quarterly.

James Sturm is a cartoonist and educator. He is currently the Director of The Center for Cartoon Studies, a two-year cartooning school located in White River Junction, Vermont. In 1991 James received a Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, moved to Seattle and co-founded the alternative weekly, The Stranger. That same year Fantagraphics began publishing his Eisner-nominated comic book series The Cereal Killings. In 1998 Drawn and Quarterly published the story Hundreds of Feet Below Daylight, part of a trilogy of American historical fiction pieces. The last installment of the trilogy, The Golem’s Mighty Swing, became a best-seller and an award-winning graphic novel. The book has been translated into several languages and was named “Best Comic 2001″ by Time Magazine. James’ most recent books include Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, James Sturm’s America, the Adventures in Cartooning series (with CCS alumni Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost), and Market Day. Sturm’s latest book, Off Season (Drawn and Quarterly), will be available to purchase at the Fest.

About the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators

Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise America’s longest-standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. The mission of SI/MI is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education. The 2019 MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 6-7th, 2019 at Metropolitan West in New York City with programming mere steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).

21st Annual Tartan Day Parade 2019
Apr 6 all-day

21st Annual Tartan Day Parade 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

West 45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th Street

Visit as well the official site here…

Featuring solo pipers, drummers, full pipe bands, highland dancers, Scottish clans and Scottish dogs.

This year’s Grand Marshal will be comedian, artist, musician, presenter, actor and artist

New Yorkled’s attended this parade a couple times and it’s quite the delight…what with all the pipes and drums marching up the avenue!

At 2:00 pm, beginning at 45th Street, the parade marches up along 6th avenue to 55th street.

Drawing Across Borders: The Artists of Cartooning for Peace
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
Illustration by Cristina Sampaio

Drawing Across Borders: The Artists of Cartooning for Peace

On display in the Gallery at the MoCCA Arts Festival

Saturday, April 6 – Sunday, April 7, 2019

Created in 2006 at the initiative of Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize and former General Secretary of the United Nations, and press cartoonist Plantu, Cartooning for Peace is a international network of cartoonists committed to the promotion of freedom of expression, human rights and mutual respect among people upholding different cultures and beliefs, using the universal language of press cartoons.

The Society of Illustrators is pleased to present a selection of work from this important organization to be featured in the Gallery at the MoCCA Arts Festival, located on the main floor at Metropolitan West (West 46th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues), on display April 6-7, 2019. Curated by American cartoonist and writer Liza Donnelly, selected cartoons will highlight current events and topical global themes such as migration and borders, women’s rights, the environment, and war and peace. Artists featured in the exhibit include Ares, Cristina Sampaio, Jean Plantu, Michel Kichka, Ann Telnaes, Patrick Chappette, Firoozeh Mozaffari, Emad Hajjaj, Damien Glez, Jeff Danziger, Elena Ospina, and many more.

Cartooning for Peace will be further promoting their work at their booth located on the second floor: Table #I-268, I-269. Liza Donnelly, Michel Kichka, Jeff Danziger, and Ann Telnaes will also represent the group in a panel discussion. Scheduling and details will be announced at a later date. For more information about the Fest, please visit their website.

About the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators

Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise America’s longest-standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. The mission of SI/MI is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education. The 2019 MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 6-7th, 2019 at Metropolitan West in New York City with programming mere steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).



Upcoming NYC Tree Giveaways for April 2019
Apr 6 – Apr 27 all-day

Upcoming NYC Tree Giveaways for April 2019

Courtesy of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) nonprofit organization

Tree Giveaway with the Bethel Tabernacle  AME Church
Saturday, April 6, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
90 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Tree Giveaway with the Drew Gardens
Saturday, April 6, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1070 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, New York 10462

Tree Giveaway with El Garden
Sunday, April 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
120 Jefferson ST, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Tree Giveaway with Artists & Fleas
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
70 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Tree Giveaway with Queens Botanical Garden
Saturday, April 13, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
43-50 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355

Tree Giveaway with the Brooklyn Public Library – Midwood Branch
Sunday, April 14, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
975 East 16th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11230

Tree Giveaway with Smiling Hogshead Ranch
Saturday, April 20, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
25-30 Skillman Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Tree Giveaway with the Wyckoff House Museum
Saturday, April 27, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
5816 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11203

PEOPLES’ VOICE CAFE upcoming Calendar
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

upcoming Calendar

The Peoples’ Voice Cafe is an alternative coffeehouse offering quality entertainment. We provide a space for the artistic expression of a wide variety of humanitarian issues and concerns. The cafe is run as a not-for-profit collective, and is not affiliated with any political organization. New participating members and subscribers are always welcome. The Peoples’ Voice Cafe’s 2018-2019 season program is supported in part by grants from the Puffin Foundation, the Folk Music Society of New York, and the Community Church of New York Unitarian-Universalist (Ethelwyn Doolittle Grant).

At The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist,
40 East 35th St., NY, NY 10016 (between Madison & Park);
Wheelchair-accessible. For info call 212-787-3903 or see
Suggested contribution: $20 general/$12 subscribers, youth, students/more if you choose, less if you can’t/no one turned away for lack of money

April 2019

April 6, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Anne Price; Steve Suffet.

April 13, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Lindsey Wilson and The Human Hearts; Vincent Cross.

April 20, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Closed for Easter Weekend and Passover.

April 27, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
David Amram (Benefit Concert for PVC).

May 2019

May 4, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration, with  Piedmont Blüz, Bev Grant,
Hudson Valley Sally, Lindsey Wilson, Mike Glick, Vincent Cross and others.

May 11, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
The Peace Poets; Pam Parker.

May 18, Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Peoples’ Voice Cafe:
Carolyn Hester.

City Parks Foundation – Track & Field Programs in NYC
Apr 7 – Jun 23 all-day

City Parks Foundation – Track & Field Programs

April 7 – June 23, 2019

This April, City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports programs for young people living in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, or Manhattan. CityParks Track & Field, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners and supported by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, gives New York City kids, ages eight to 14, the chance to learn the basics of the sport. From hurdles and relay races, to long jump, shot put and javelin throw, this program runs from April 20 through June 8 in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens, with sessions once per week. The Jesse Owens Track and Field program introduces novice runners to cross country distance running through runs from East Harlem to Randall’s Island Park. This program runs from April 7 – June 23 in Manhattan, and is held once per week. Online registration is now open for all spring programs at Participants are encouraged to register online in advance, though walk-up participants may register on-site if space permits. For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation’s 2019 sports programs, please visit Please contact [email protected] or call (718) 760-6999 for any questions.

CityParks Track & Field presented by New York Road Runners

April 20 – June 9, 2019


Kaiser Park
Neptune Ave. & Bayview Ave.
April 21 – June 10
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Soundview Park
Lafayette Ave. & Morrison Ave.
April 21 – June 10
Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Forest Park
Myrtle Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd.
April 21 – June 10
Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

CityParks Jesse Owens Track & Field presented in partnership with Randall’s Island Park Alliance


Thomas Jefferson Park
112th St. & 1st Ave.
April 7 – June 23
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Suicide: The Ripple Effect film screening at the Intrepid
Apr 7 all-day

Suicide: The Ripple Effect film screening at the Intrepid

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Directed by Kevin Hines and Greg Dicharry,
93 minutes, USA, Documentary

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
West 46th Street

At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt suicide, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive.

Event will include a post-film discussion and Q&A with Kevin Hines.

Register here…

Day of inquiries must purchase general admission tickets to the Museum.

This special event is part of ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York. ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities.

Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors
Apr 10 all-day
Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors

Workshop Dates: MAR 13, MAR 20, MAR 27, APR 3, APR 10, APR 17

at 11:00 am

$10/$7 Members (per workshop)

Please be sure to check at the official site for any changes in scheduling.

This workshop series for senior citizens helps find creative ways to tell stories through art. Design and make a pop-up book, inspired by your life events! Each week, seniors will learn new skills, book making, puppetry manipulation, and warm-up theater games. At the end of the 6 sessions, each participant will have their own memory book as a tangible keepsake, a remembrance and a motivator for them to continue telling their stories.

Grand Central Terminal 2019 Holiday Fair Casting Call in April
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grand Central Holiday Fair April Event Calling upon Artisans to Participate

April 11, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

As in years past , Grand Central Terminal’s calling upon artisans to vie for a spot at this year’s Holiday Fair. Taking place at Vanderbilt Hall within Grand Central the event, on April 11, 2019 will span from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It’ll all be based upon a ‘first come, first served’ standard with no guarantee that all artisans will be seen.

Below would be their official statement on the event which can also be seen at the official site here…



“”Grand Central Terminal is hosting a call to artists in April for its 2019 Holiday Fair. Artisans are invited to the Terminal to show samples of their products and receive feedback from Holiday Fair merchandising consultants. The focus for this year’s Holiday Fair is on locally made and American-made merchandise. Products are required to be made by hand. Highly selective about the artists chosen to participate, planners spend the year looking for unique vendors. A range of products and price points guarantees that New Yorkers, commuters, and tourists alike can find interesting gift items for others as well as covet-worthy items for themselves. Each year, products include artwork, clothing for all ages, men’s and women’s accessories, children’s clothing and toys, and home goods.

More than 1 million shoppers visit Grand Central Terminal each day of the Holiday Fair. Artisans who participated in recent fairs not only have sold high volumes of product, but also have landed high-profile wholesale accounts with major retailers, sold pieces to museums, broadened their retail client bases, and have been profiled on local and national TV.

For this year, merchandising consultants are primarily interested in the following categories: men’s accessories, tabletop, children’s, home décor, pottery, glassware, art, photography, jewelry. Food products will not be evaluated at this time.””

Apr 12 all-day


Friday, April 12
7:30 – 11:00 pm

Harlem Stage
150 Convent Avenue New York, NY, 10031

This work was supported by a building Demand for the Arts implementation grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Grammy-nominated Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah curates and performs his final Stretch Music Festival under his three-year residency with Harlem Stage.

The festival will feature performances by Saul Williams, Logan Richardson, Freelance

Learn more and purchase tickets for this item at this official page here…

UniverSoul Circus: 25 Years of Fun in Brooklyn, NY
Apr 12 @ 3:24 pm – 4:24 pm

UniverSoul Circus: 25 Years of Fun

Through May 8, 2019

Big Top at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY

Purchase Tickets Here…

A big-top spectacle of global proportions featuring performers from around the world, the 2018 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobatics, back-flipping canines, free-flying aerial acts and much, much more. It’s hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, and now you can catch this spectacular show — which is celebrating 25 years of fun under the big top — when it raises its Big Top at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.

Check out this posted video we’d stumbled across featuring their performance(s) from 2017.

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 / 10:30am | $15
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 / 7:00pm | $19.50 – $21
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 / 4:00pm | $21.75 – $23.50
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 / 7:30pm | $21.75 – $23.50
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 / Noon | $21.75 – $23.50
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 12:30pm | $21.75 – $23.50
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 6:30pm | $21.75 – $23.50
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 7:00pm | $19.50 – $21
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:00pm | $21.75 – $23.50
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / Noon | $21.75 – $23.50
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 12:30pm | $21.75 – $23.50
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:00pm | $18.50 – $20

Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival at Queens County Farm Museum
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day

At Queens County Farm Museum

Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival

April 6 & 7, 2019
April 13 & 14, 2019

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, 11004

””Celebrate spring down on the farm. Their children’s carnival kicks off their special event season. Tilt-A-Whirl in our orchard and enjoy carnival rides, hayrides and midway games.””

Advance Tickets: $15 all ages ($10 Members)

Door Tickets: $20 all ages
Carnival rides included in admission. Height rules apply at all rides.

Visit this corresponding page at Eventbrite to purchase tickets…

Free event parking available

Easter Eggstravaganza Children’s Workshop at St. John the Divine
Apr 13 all-day

At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Easter Eggstravaganza Children’s Workshop

Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 PM

Saturday, April 13, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Visitor’s Center

“”Join them for their popular, annual egg decorating workshop! Children can create colorful patterns on their eggs with tissue paper, glitter, glue, and paint, and build a nest for decorated eggs with twigs, feathers, and clay. Please bring two hard-boiled eggs per child. Recommended for children ages 4 – 8 years old. $10 per child, with accompanying adult. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly suggested for both the 10am and 2pm workshop as there is limited space in the workshop and can be made online or by calling (866) 811-4111. Check in at Visitor Center upon arrival. Please note that this is an egg decorating activity, not an egg hunt!””


NYC Premiere of Bound at the Baruch Performing Arts Center
Apr 13 – Apr 18 all-day

Baruch Performing Arts Center


Fresh Squeezed Opera

present the NYC Premiere of


April 13 – 18, 2019

Baruch Performing Arts Center and Fresh Squeezed Opera will co-present the NYC Premiere of composer Huang Ruo and librettist Bao-Long Chu‘s one-act chamber opera Bound in a new production by Ashley Tata. Performances from April 13-18, 2019 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $16-36 and may be purchased at

Bound is based on the true story of Diane Tran, a second generation Vietnamese American and 11th grade honor student who takes two jobs to support her family after her parents’ divorce. As the eldest child, she is bound by her Vietnamese heritage to care for her siblings after her mother leaves. When Diane’s overextended schedule results in multiple absences from school, the administration exercises its right under Texas law and sends her to court, where she is sentenced to a short jail term.

Combining Eastern and Western instruments and musical techniques, Boundfluidly interweaves the past and the present as it explores the cultural conflicts immigrants face on a daily basis. “To me, a Vietnamese refugee living in America,” says librettist Bao-Long Chu, “the notion of being bound to one’s culture (and the struggles therein) is not just an idea, but my life writ large.”

The cast features soprano Fang-Tao Jiang as Diane, mezzo-soprano Guang Yang as Diana’s mother Khan, baritone Andrew Wannigman as Stanley, bass/baritone Daniel Klein as Judge Moriarty, and Zhou Yi on pipa. The production team includes Alex Wen (Music Director), Ashley Tata (Stage Director), Aislinn Curry (Production Manager), Carl Whipple (Technical Director), David Bengali (Projection/Video Designer), Corina Louise Chase (Costume Designer), Abigail Hoke-Brady (Lighting Designer), and Stephan Moravski (Scenic Designer).

Huang Ruo (Composer/Music Director) has been lauded by The New Yorkeras “one of the world’s leading young composers” and by The New York Timesfor having “a distinctive style.” His vibrant and inventive musical voice draws equal inspiration from Chinese ancient and folk music, Western avant-garde, experimental, noise, natural and processed sound, rock, and jazz. As a member of the new generation of Chinese composers, his goal is not just to mix both Western and Eastern elements, but also to create a seamless, organic integration. Huang Ruo’s diverse compositional works span from orchestra, chamber music, opera, theater, and dance, to cross-genre, sound installation, multi-media, experimental improvisation, folk rock, and film. Huang Ruo was the first composer-in-residence of Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam. He is also in residence at the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. Huang Ruo was born in Hainan Island, China in 1976-the year the Chinese Cultural Revolution ended. His father, who is also a composer, began teaching him composition and piano when he was six years old. Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, when China was opening its gate to the Western world, he received both traditional and Western education at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He moved to the United States to further his education, earning his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in composition from the Juilliard School.

Ashley Tata (Director) is a director of multi-media works of theater, contemporary opera, performance, live music and immersive experiences. Her work has been presented in venues and festivals throughout the U.S. and internationally including LA Opera, The Miller Theater, Mass MoCA, National Sawdust, The Kitchen, EMPAC, Dixon Place, Roulette Intermedium, HERE Arts Center, PROTOTYPE Festival, The Crossing the Line Festival, the Holland Festival, The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, and the Bard Fisher Center. She earned her MFA at Columbia University and has taught or guest taught at Harvard University, MIT, Marymount Manhattan College, Colgate College, Bard College, LIU Post and NYU. She is the recipient of the Lotos Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award in Arts and Sciences and a winner of the 2017 Robert L. B. Tobin Director/Designer grant. Recently: Found Sound Nation’s Mosaic International (Big Ears Festival); David T. Little’s Soldier Songs (LA Opera); Kate Soper’s Ipsa Dixit (Miller Theater); and Associate Director of Oklahoma! (St. Ann’s Warehouse)

Fang-Tao Jiang (Diane Tran) Since soprano Fang Tao Jiang’s solo debut in Rutter’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall, her career has found a home both on opera and concert stages. Recent career credits include solo and operatic roles with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Utah Festival Opera, Rome Opera, and Carnegie Hall Music Explorer Concerts, among others. Her critically acclaimed contributions to new music include the leading role Song Ching-Ling in composer Huang Ruo’s opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen in concert. The New York Times heralded her performance as “strong” and praised her “ably brought out the drama and intensity…” Jiang is frequently featured on WQXR, WNYC, CCBC and Xinhua News.

Founded in 2013, Fresh Squeezed Opera dedicates itself to providing composers with a platform to present their new music, specifically focusing on vocal works and fully-staged opera. In its five years of operation, the company has presented over 25 composers’ works, with consistently sold-out houses as a testament to the power of new music. Fully staged operatic productions include the World Premieres of Spencer Snyder’s Scopes, Whitney George’sThe Yellow Wallpaper, and Jillian Flexner’s La Zombiata, as well asthe New York Premieres of Constantin Basica’s Knot An Opera!, Kevin Wilt’s Prix Fixe, and Bruce Trinkley’s Baby Shower.

Baruch Performing Arts Center is an acclaimed performing arts presence. Located in the heart of Manhattan just east of Chelsea and the famed flatiron building, BPAC presents renowned classical music, opera, jazz, theater, dance, discussion, film, and innovative cross-genre programming. BPAC has presented over 1,000 cultural programs in its 5 spaces since 2003. Its curated season of 40 programs annually emphasizes new work experienced in intimate settings, the diversity of American culture as exemplified by Baruch students (who come from 130 different countries), and work that lives at the confluence of art and social justice.

Past presentations have included theatre companies such as the National Asian American Theatre Company, Folksbiene, New Georges, The Acting Company, Aquilla and MCC.  Dance companies such as Dzul Dance, José Limón, and Urban Bush Women.  BPAC is the New York home of the Alexander String Quartet and presents a rich chamber music season including ensembles such as the Israeli Chamber Project, Cantata Profana, and pianists Sara Davis Buechner and 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist, Michael Brown.  BPAC offers a jazz series named for bassist and faculty member Milt Hinton, which has featured artists such as Grammy-Award winner Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Discussion program have included writers Teju Cole, Colum McCann and Amitav Ghosh, actress Linda Lavin, and thought leaders such as Gloria Steinem and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan.  Visit for complete and up-to-date information on the 2018-19 season.