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Oct
27
Sat
2018
NYC Holiday Markets and Fairs – 2018-19
Oct 27 2018 – Feb 1 2019 all-day

Christmas & Holiday

Fair / Festival / Market Season

in New York City

October 27, 2018 – February 1, 2019

Visit this main markets listing page

to learn about all that’ll be going on in as far these fairs are concerned.

Keep in mind, we listed this as going on through to February mainly only as a general reference.

One market or two may very well go on beyond that date and most would end on Christmas Eve.

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

Grand Central 17th Annual Holiday Train Show

November 15, 2018 – February 24, 2019

NY Transit Museum Gallery Annex And Store

Shuttle Passage

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

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Learn more at this official page here…

Nov
20
Tue
2018
New York Botanical Garden’s “Holiday Train Show”
Nov 20 2018 – Jan 20 2019 all-day

New York Botanical Garden’s “Holiday Train Show”

November 20, 2018 – January 21, 2019

Is Better Than Ever: See Mini NYC Landmarks & More

at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY)

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Celebrate the season inside the New York Botanical Garden’s annual “Holiday Train Show”, where G-scale model trains zip around you on a nearly half-mile journey around a miniature version of New York City, all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Visionary artist Paul Busse and his team have created a world filled with tiny versions of such tourist attractions as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center — 175 replicas in all — intricately crafted with bark, leaves and other natural materials. This year’s exhibition showcases Lower Manhattan — the birthplace of New York City — featuring the State of Liberty, Ellis Island, and iconic skyscrapers sharing the spotlight among old and new favorites. Making their debut this year are One World Trade Center and the historic Battery Maritime Building along with two vintage ferry boats. Don’t miss this unique melding of art, nature, science and imagination that “The New York Times” calls “one of New York City’s best holiday gifts to itself.”

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | n/a

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Friday, Jan 4, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $8 – $18

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:30pm)  | $15 – $25

Jan
13
Sun
2019
Big Apple Circus Returns to Lincoln Center
Jan 13 – Jan 27 all-day

Big Apple Circus Returns to Lincoln Center

Through the end of January, 2019

Learn about purchasing discounted tickets here…

Also, visit the official site here…

Like seeing real-life superheroes in action, Big Apple Circus’ latest show brings together some of the world’s top circus acts and sets them lose in an intimate one-ring setting. What in the world could the impossible-sounding horizontal juggling be? Find out when Victor Moiseev debuts the dazzling feat for American audiences at NYC’s Lincoln Center. What would it look like if Superman and Wonder Woman danced? Maybe something like the poetic aerial choreography of Desire in Flight. Is it possible for a person to pull off four somersaults midair “and” time it so perfectly that another guy dangling upside down on a swing can catch him? Just watch the Flying Tunizianis. Throw in beautiful horses, trick-performing dogs and hilarious clowns, and you’ve got one jaw-dropping, fun-filled show for the whole family.

Jan
15
Tue
2019
World Premiere of Eco Village at The Theatre at St. Clement’s
Jan 15 – Feb 16 all-day

World Premiere of

Eco Village

by Phoebe Nir

January 15 – February 16, 2019

at The Theatre at St. Clement’s

The world premiere of the new off-Broadway play Eco Village has found its cast and design team. Loosely based on the experiences of playwright Phoebe Nir at the Bread and Puppet Theater, Eco Village explores the complexities of community and the boundaries of human behavior. The show will play at The Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 W. 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 from January 15-February 16 2019. Eco Village will preview from January 15-21, with opening night on January 24. Performances: Monday and Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm; and Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $35-69 and can be purchased at ecovillagetheplay.com.

When temporarily homeless Robin hitchhikes her way to an eco-village seen online, all she wants is a warm meal, a place to sleep, and some new friends. Instead, she finds a parallel universe, where survival skills and New Age optimism are blended together. When Robin falls for Jake, a brilliant but tormented handyman, their connection sets off a series of events that reveal the limits of human connection and the costs of utopia.

The cast includes Lily Davis (Wicked, Frozen at St. Luke’s), Michael Oloyede (SCRAPS, Inanimate at The Flea Theater), Pearl Rhein (Broadway:Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Gregory Isaac Stone (Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike at The Cleveland Playhouse, Geva Theatre, and Cape Cod Playhouse) Arianna Williams (Cookie Heart at the International Filmmaker Festival) and Zoe Wilson (White Effie in Orange is the New Black).

The production team includes Oliver Wason (Lighting Designer), Chloe Treat(Director), Josh Samuels (Sound Designer), Mike Ross (Dramaturg), Meredith Ries (Scenic Designer), Phoebe Nir (Playwright/Producer), R. Christopher Maxwell (Assistant Stage Manager), Kate Lumpkin, CSA (Casting Director), Megan Garner (Properties Designer), Matt Franta (Violence Designer), Jessi Cotter (Production Stage Manager), Blair Bauerschmidt (Costume Designer), Evan Bernardin Productions (General and Production Management), andABM (Advertising/Marketing).

Please note that the Theatre at St. Clement’s is not wheelchair accessible. The theater is located up a flight of stairs.

For more information, visit www.ecovillagetheplay.com.

PHOEBE NIR (Playwright/Producer) was received by President Obama at the White House as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts in Writing. She is currently developing a graphic novel, “Diana & Navy & The Golden Tooth”, with illustrator Steve Buccelatto, as well as a musical by the same name, which has been seen at LaMaMa, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Blackbox Theater, and John Jay University. Her short film, “Marcus’s Sweater”, directed by Chidi Ozieh, was an official selection of the Philadelphia International Film Festival. As a singer/songwriter, she was selected as an official showcase artist at SXSW 2017, where she opened for James Chance & The Contortions and The Modern English. She graduated from Brown University in 2014 with a degree in Writing for Performance, and is currently enrolled at NYU, where she is earning a Master’s degree in Drama Therapy. Phoebe is honored to hold space as a yoga teacher and doula, and gratefully thanks her family for their support.

CHLOE TREAT (Director) is a New York based director and choreographer. Born and raised in the great, if not occasionally problematic state of Texas; she directs and choreographs musicals, plays, operas, outdoor dance rituals and feminist westerns. Chloe recently directed productions of Cabaret, James Joyce’s The Dead, a new musical The Wave and Spring Awakening. Next she will be directing and choreographing Street Scene at Mannes School of Music

MIKE ROSS (Dramaturg) is a New York-based dramaturg, librettist/lyricist, and author for young readers. Recent theatrical credits include Groundhog Day(August Wilson Theatre, dir. Matthew Warchus), His Name’s Not Indian Joe(dir. Don Scardino), Afterglow (dir. S. Asher Gelman) and The Bad Years (dir. Stephen Brackett). His first book will be published in spring 2019. @mcrossisnotapun.

MEREDITH RIES (Scenic Design). Scenic Design (selected): Sweeney Todd (Curtis Opera), Heartland (Geva Theater Center), Lost Laughs (Merrimack Repertory Theater), Cute Activist (The Bushwick Starr), Once the Musical (Weston Playhouse), The Temple Bombing (The Alliance Theater), Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band (Ma-Yi Theater Company/ ARTNY), The Universe is a Small Hat (written and composed by Cesar Alvarez), Hamlet (Yale Repertory Theater).  Associate design with David Zinn The SpongeBob Musical (Broadway), The Waverly Gallery (Broadway, 2018), Amelie the Musical (Broadway, 2014-2017), Soft Power (Center Theater Group, 2018). Meredith is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and the University of Chicago.

BLAIR BAUERSCHMIDT (Costume Design) is an artist whose creative designs adorn and enhance performers across all platforms. After graduating from FIT with a degree in accessory design she started her graffiti line of clothing which was sold at Barney’s, NY. She has a reputation for being the go-to girl for customization, and Janet Jackson, Weezer, Alicia Keys, and Demi lovato have all sported her gear. She recently designed a custom installation for Beck to promote his new album Colors at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, and she is currently designing theater sets for the Harlem School of the Arts. In February 2019 she is relaunching her new website, stay tuned!

OLIVER WASON (Lighting Design) designs lighting for theater, opera, dance, music, or anything in between. New York work includes The Chinese LadyAmong the DeadHouse Rules (Ma-Yi); Don GiovanniFidelio (Heartbeat Opera); Sagittarius Ponderosa(NAATCO); Wonderland (Atlantic Theater Co. for Kids); Agrippina (Juilliard Opera). Regional credits include Yale Rep, Barrington Stage, Berkeley Rep, Berkshire Theater Festival, Playmakers Rep, Triad Stage, and the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center. Faculty: Northeastern University. MFA Yale.

JOSH SAMUELS (Sound Design) is an NYC based sound designer. Recent theatre credits include: As a Designer: The Glow Overhead, Tiny Houses(Chautauqua Theatre Company); I and You (Kitchen Theatre Company); Peter and the Starcatcher, When in Carthage, Red (Cider Mill Playhouse). As an Associate: Network (Broadway), Torch Song (Broadway), The Age of Innocence (McCarter Theatre Center), Three Tall Women (Broadway), The Stone Witch (WestSide Theatre Upstairs), Dirty Dancing (National Tour). He is a member of the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association and has a degree in theatrical design from Ithaca College. http://jsamuelsdesign.com/

MEGAN GARNER (Properties Design) holds a BFA from Purchase College in NY. Over the past ten years she has worked all over the country from Utah Shakespeare Festival to Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Megan’s most recent design credits include Spring Awakening, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Suor Angelica. Megan would like to thank her partner James for supporting and encouraging her, as well as her family and friends. She is currently the resident Properties Designer at Manhattan School of Music.

MATT FRANTA (Violence Design). Off-Broadway: We Are The Tigers, The Video Games. Other credits include work with the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Marin Shakespeare Company, Long Beach Playhouse, Four Clowns, and the National Theatre for Children. Matt holds a BA in Drama/Speech from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA, and is a graduate of the International Stunt School in Seattle. He currently teaches stage combat at the American Musical and Dramatics Academy in Los Angeles.www.MattFranta.com

LILY DAVIS (Sammi) hails from Mercer Island, WA by way of LA, and Pittsburgh, PA. She was last seen down the street at St. Luke’s Theatre in Wicked Frozen as Glindanna (yes, Glinda and Anna COMBINED) in NYC. You may also catch her on an episode of Happy! on the SYFY network with Chris Meloni, or on an episode of Bull on CBS. Other credits include: Estella-Great Expectations, Witch 2-Macbeth, Ariel- Footloose, Polly-Crazy For You, Cassie- A Chorus Line, Lady Teazle-The School For Scandal, among others. Lily holds her BFA from Point Park, is an avid yogi, a dedicated Freeman Studio member, and the youngest of four goofy Davis sisters.

MICHAEL OLOYEDE (Jean-Lerois) is a London born, Atlanta raised, New York City based actor. Off Broadway credits include: SCRAPSInanimate (The Flea Theater) Black Angels Over Tuskegee (St. Luke’s Theater), Bella Napoli (Gallery Players), Chokehold (14 St. Y), Master Harold And The BoysTheir Eyes Were Watching God (Wow Theater). Films and TV credits include Silent MorningCurtis (SundanceNow), and Brooklyn Blue Sky (BET). Oloyede received training from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. www.michael-oloyede.com

PEARL RHEIN (Ursula) Broadway: “Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812”. NYC: “Taming of the Shrew” (The Public/Shakespeare in the Park), “The Lucky Ones” (Ars Nova). Regional: “Such Things As Vampires” (People’s Light), “Ah, Wilderness!” (Arena Stage), “Cowgirls!” (Alabama Shakes), “Memphis!” (La Jolla Playhouse). TV: HBO’s “Succession”. Film: Troma’s “Gutboy: A Badtime Story”. MFA: UC San Diego, BA: Ball State University. Singer-songwriter & composer of TYA solo show about women in S.T.E.M. Proud member Actors Equity & Local 802. pearlrhein.com. @pearlrhein

GREGORY ISAAC STONE (Jake) is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Regional credits include: “Lord of the Flies” (Jack) at The Denver Center and “Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike” (Spike) at The Cleveland Playhouse, Geva Theatre, and Cape Cod Playhouse. Film: “Write When You Get Work” (Wegs).

ARIANA WILLIAMS (Robin) is a Junior at NYU Tisch. She studied at the Strasberg Institute and the Stonestreet Film Studio. She is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut in Eco Village. Favorite credits: Juror #8 in 12 Angry Men, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Susan Hendrix in Wait Until Dark, and Grace Fryer in Radium Girls. Her recent film Cookie Heart won Best Cinematography at the International Filmmaker Festival of New York.

ZOE WILSON (Casey) (16) is an actress/singer/songwriter & winner of 2017 NYMF Outstanding Individual Performance Award. Select Professional Credits: White Effie in Orange is the New BlackPlay Like A Winner @ Playwrights Horizons, Transport Group’s Three Days to See @ NYTW, Peter Pan @ The Signature, The Pill @ LaMaMa, and The Opera is Always on the Table @The New Ohio Theatre. NEXT UP 2019 FILM DEBUT:My Dinner With Schwartzeyand The Shallow End. Zoe is represented by Lauren Singer Talent and Innovative Artists. Follow @ instagram.com/zoeferdie

Jan
16
Wed
2019
22nd Annual J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions 2019
Jan 16 – Jan 24 all-day

22nd Annual J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions 2019

Within Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall

January 16 – 24, 2019

Reserved Seats are available for sale and keep in mind that free public viewing is always available as per the official site here…

The following would be a press release concerning the release of the men’s and women’s draws.

The path to 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions glory has been revealed with the release of the men’s and women’s draws today by tournament organizers.

With the release of the draws, match times and potential match ups are now available for the record nine days of match play on the Oracle NetSuite Suite Success all-glass court staged in Grand Central Terminal.

Since 1995, the sport’s longest continuous and most iconic tournament has attracted the world’s top squash players to the majestic Vanderbilt Hall. The two PSA World Tour Platinum draws will offer a tournament record prize purse of $360,000 split equally between the men and women.

View the men’s draw here and women’s draw here. Purchase tickets by the session here.

On the men’s side, Simon Rösner’s title defense could mean a semifinal match up against world No. 1 and two-time ToC champion Mohamed ElShorbagy, and a potential final against world No. 2 Ali Farag. The German international enters the ToC with his highest career world ranking of No. 3.

The bottom half of the men’s draw is seeded for a rematch of the 2018 semifinal between Farag and 2018 finalist Tarek Momen, who enters his twelfth career ToC with his highest career ranking of world No. 4 as the Egyptian targets his first title.

The 2019 ToC presents an opportunity for Farag to claim the world No. 1 spot for the first time in his career should ElShorbagy exit the tournament in the semifinals or earlier and the Harvard graduate go on to claim his first ToC title. Farag will face a difficult first hurdle, however, with an opening match against 2010 champion James Willstrop.

The first day of match play, January 16, or ‘Wild Wednesday’, presents a slate of captivating men’s matches on the glass court, including American Wild Card Chris Hanson against Egypt’s Omar Mosaad, American Todd Harrity against Hong Kong’s Tsz Fung Yip and three-time champion Ramy Ashour, who awaits a pre-qualifier.

Like the men’s side, the women’s draw is seeded for an all-Egyptian final between the world’s top two players, world No. 1 Raneem El Welily and world No. 2 Nour El Sherbini. El Sherbini, will be aiming to reclaim the world No. 1 ranking from her teammate as she targets what would be a record third ToC title. The twenty-three-year-old could face compatriot and three seed Nour El Tayeb in the semifinals. However, El Tayeb would need to get past Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy first in the third round.

Sobhy, the 2016 runner-up, made her return to the PSA Tour following her Achilles rupture at the 2018 ToC, and has already defeated El Tayeb once this season at the U.S. Open in October. Sobhy opens her campaign on the glass court against one of two Canadians, Samantha Cornett or Cornell graduate Danielle Letourneu.

Sobhy is joined by a record three American women in the draw, all of whom enter the top half of the draw with first-round matches at the Harvard Club. World No. 17 Olivia Blatchford Clyne will face off against Belgium’s Tinne Gilis in hopes of setting up a second round match against India’s fifteen seed Joshna Chinappa. Word No. 43 Haley Mendez will compete in the first women’s match of the tournament against Holland’s Milou van der Heijden. Sixteen-year-old and three-time U.S. junior champion Marina Stefanoni—who became the youngest main draw player in ToC history last year at fifteen—will face Egypt’s world No. 29 Zeina Mickawy.

Other men’s and women’s first-round matches will take place at the Princeton Club and New York Athletic Club.

For tickets and more information visit tocsquash.com.

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

FIAF Presents Taming Nature: Animated Perspective

Opening Wednesday, January 16, in FIAF’s Gallery

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

Through Saturday, February 23

Be sure to visit the official page here as well…

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

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

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

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

About the artists:

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

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

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

About FIAF

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

Jan
17
Thu
2019
Outsider Art Fair New York 2019
Jan 17 – Jan 20 all-day
Outsider Art Fair New York 2019 @ New York | New York | United States

Outsider Art Fair New York 2019

January 17 – 20, 2019

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street

Thursday, January 17, 2019
VIP Early Access Preview: 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Vernissage: 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Friday, January 18: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 19: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 20: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Learn more at the official site here…

Jan
18
Fri
2019
Between the Threads
Jan 18 – Feb 10 all-day

Between the Threads

Directed & conceived by Coral Cohen

Original music by Zoë Aqua
Co-created & written by the company

HERE (between Dominick & Spring Street), 145 6th Avenue

Between the Threads is a devised theatre piece about Jewish women in America exploring their relationship to their Judaism. What does it mean to be part of a tiny minority with a disproportionate representation in the national consciousness? How does our identity as Jews intersect with our identities as women? How important is our Judaism to our lives now? What is our responsibility as a historically oppressed people in the face of blatant injustice in our own country, and injustice done in our name in another?

Performed and co-created by Zoë Aqua (Understudy Indecent/Broadway), Hannah Goldman (Kings/The Tank), Lea Kalisch (Bad Jews/Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando), Luisa Muhr (Ashley Fure’s Filament with the New York Philharmonic/Lincoln Center), Daniella Seidl (The House of Bernarda Alba/Cherry Lane Theater), and Laura Lassy Townsend (The Workshop with Austin Pendleton/HB Playwrights Theater).

HERE (between Dominick & Spring Street), 145 6th Avenue, New York City, NY 10013. Subways: C/E to Spring Street, 1 to Houston, N/R to Prince Street. Tickets are $25 (general), $15 (students/seniors) and are available at www.here.org or by calling 212-352-3101.

Performance schedule:

Friday, January 18 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 19 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, January 25 @ 7:00 pm (Opening night)
Saturday, January 26 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 27 @ 2:00 pm
Wednesday, January 30 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, February 1 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 @ 2:00 pm
Wednesday, February 6 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, February 8 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 9 @ 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 10 @ 2:00 pm

More info is available at www.between-the-threads.com

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

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

January 18 – March 3, 2019

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

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

Presenting Sponsor Rockefeller Center with Exhibition Presented by RYOT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For tickets:

www.rockefellercenter.com/attractions/spheres

Location:

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

About Protozoa

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

About Tishman Speyer

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

About RYOT

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

About HP Virtual Reality Solutions

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

About Phi

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

https://phi-centre.com.

The Winter Antiques Show 2019
Jan 18 – Jan 27 all-day
The Winter Antiques Show 2019 @ New York | New York | United States

The Winter Antiques Show 2019

January 18 – 27, 2019

At the Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue, New York City
Between 66 & 67th Streets

The Winter Antiques Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts.

Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the Show highlights a dynamic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day, and maintains the highest standards of quality in the art market. Each object at the fair is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of 150 experts from the United States and Europe.

Purchase Tickets Here…

Visit the official website here…

Thursday, January 17, 2019

5:00 – 9:00 pm
Opening Night Party
Open the social season with a glamorous night of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and fascinating objects from around the world. All ticket sales and net proceeds benefit East Side House Settlement in the South Bronx.

Friday, January 18, 2019

11:00 am
Private Event (Sold Out)
Design Luncheon & Tour
12:00 pm
Fair Opens to the Public

Saturday, January 19, 2019

11:00 am
Exclusive Access
VIP Tour & Lunch

2:00 pm
Loan Exhibition Lecture
Connecting the World: 125 Years of Collecting on Nantucket

Monday, January 21, 2019

11:00 am
Chubb Panel Discussion
The Holy Grails of Jewelry Collecting

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

11:00 am
Exclusive Access
VIP Tour & Lunch

12:00 pm
RISD Museum Lecture
Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970

Thursday, January 24, 2019

7:00 – 9:00 pm
Young Collectors Night

Friday, January 25, 2019

5:00 pm
Design in Dialogue
May I Come In? Discovering the World in Other People’s Houses

5:30 – 8:00 pm
Connoisseurs Night

Saturday, January 26, 2019

2:00 pm
Art Law in Dialogue
Art and the Spoils of War: Lessons from the Temple of Ishtar

4:30 pm
Contemporary Art in Dialogue
The Oscar Wilde Temple and Other Works: Art, the Past, and LGBTQ+ History

Sunday, January 27, 2019

2:00  pm
Loan Exhibition Lecture
The Enduring Power of Moby-Dick

6:00 pm
FAIR CLOSES

Jan
19
Sat
2019
BALLET HISPÁNICO at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 19 all-day

BALLET HISPÁNICO

New York’s Treasured Ballet Company Returns to Lehman!
Ballet Program Featuring All-Latina Choreographers

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

BUY TICKETS

Also visit this page within GoldStar for discounted tickets as well…

Tickets: VIP $75, $55, $45 and $25 | Children 12 & under $10 any seat

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

“Broadway World” called Ballet Hispánico a “strong ambassador of not just Latino culture but of dance itself,” and now these cultural diplomats are bringing their bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to the Bronx’s Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. This program draws upon the innovation and versatility of one of the world’s premier dance companies to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement. From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, Ballet Hispánico has grown into a world-class institution. Don’t miss your chance to see them live with this stunning and vibrant program of dance.

Ballet Hispánico brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance with an all-Latina choreographer program. This program draws upon the innovation and versatility of one of the world’s premier dance companies to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement.

From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, Ballet Hispánico has grown into a world-class institution. In August 2009, Ballet Hispánico welcomed Eduardo Vilaro as its Artistic Director. Vilaro’s background in dance education and community outreach allows him to build on the company’s founding values and lead Ballet Hispánico into an artistically vibrant future.

Houston Ballet: Sylvia by Stanton Welch AM
Jan 19 all-day

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents

Houston Ballet: Sylvia by Stanton Welch AM

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, Houston Ballet: Sylvia by Stanton Welch AM on Saturday, January 19 at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Prior to the February premiere at Houston’s recently restored Wortham Theater Center, join artistic director and choreographer Stanton Welch AM as he shares his creative process for his new ballet Sylvia, set to Léo Delibes’s famous score, with costume and scenic designs by Jerome Kaplan and projections by Wendall K. Harrington. Company dancers including Jessica Collado, Karina González, Melody Mennite, Chun Wai Chan, Connor Walsh, Harper Watters, and Charles-Louis Yoshiyama will perform excerpts from the classic story of the powerful mythological heroine, the huntress Sylvia, and her love for a mortal shepherd, showcasing a constellation of figures from Greek mythology woven together in a tapestry of three love stories.

Click here for to learn more about the production:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVcL1NOof4U

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

In July 2003, the acclaimed Australian choreographer Stanton Welch AM assumed the leadership of Houston Ballet, America’s fifth largest ballet company, as artistic director. Since his arrival, Mr. Welch has transformed Houston Ballet by raising the level of classical technique, infusing the company with new energy, drive and vision; introducing works by distinguished choreographers to the repertoire; and attracting some of the world’s best coaches to Houston to work with the dancers.

He has created works for such prestigious international companies as Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Australian Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Royal Danish Ballet.

Houston Ballet’s mission is to inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances, innovative choreography and superb educational programs.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo
Jan 19 all-day

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

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

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

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

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

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

WICKEDEST WOMAN at the WP Theater
Jan 19 – Feb 2 all-day

WICKEDEST WOMAN

Written by Jessica Bashline

Directed by Melissa Crespo

WP Theater, 2162 Broadway (between 76th & 77th Street)

Inspired by the true story of New York City midwife and abortionist, Ann Trow Lohman, WICKEDEST WOMAN follows the epic story of Lohman’s life in the 1800’s. Known as “Madame Restell,” when Lohman started performing abortions in 1838, they were legal in the US. When she committed suicide, almost 40 years later at the end of her career, they were illegal. WICKEDEST WOMAN follows Lohman’s rise to notoriety and her struggle to keep her life intact as the scrutiny and even physical danger became ever more intense. A story about the history of abortions, reproductive rights, and a forgotten legacy.

The cast features Jose-Maria Aguila (Pulse/The Guthrie), Luke Zimmerman (Masculinity Max/The Public), Emily Gardner Xu Hall (Nell Gwynn/Chicago Shakespeare), Dawn McGee (High Maintenance/HBO & The Tick/Amazon), Evan Daves (Coast of Utopia/Lincoln Center Theater), Jasmin Walker (Avenue Q/New World Stages).

Tickets are $35 and are available at http://www.wickedestwomantheplay.com/ 

Performances take place at the WP Theater, 2162 Broadway (between 76th & 77th Street), New York, NY, 10024. Subways: 1/2 to 79th Street, B/C to 81st Street.

Performance dates:

Saturday, January 19 @ 8:00 pm (Opening Night)
Sunday, January 20 @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 22 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 24 @ 8:00 pm
Friday, January 25 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 26 @ 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 27 @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 29 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 30 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 31 @ 8:00 pm
Friday, February 1 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 @ 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm

 

At the Museum of Chinese in America :: MOCACREATE
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
At the Museum of Chinese in America :: MOCACREATE @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum of Chinese in America

MOCACREATE

Hot off the Press!

Saturday, January 5
@ 1:00-4:00 pm

Saturday, January 19
@ 1:00-4:00 pm

Before the printing press, books were made using block printing, a technique invented during the Tang Dynasty. Experiment with block printing, stamping, and other printing methods to create your own personalized stamp. Use this stamp to sign your future works of art!

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Jan
20
Sun
2019
Sunday Platform – Andrew Flescher at the NY Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 20 all-day
Sunday Platform - Andrew Flescher at the NY Society for Ethical Culture @ New York | New York | United States

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street, NY

Sunday Platform – Andrew Flescher: Would Offering a Price Tag on Bodily Organs Help to Alleviate the Organ Shortage Crisis?

Sunday, January 20, 2019 – 11:00 am

Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission: Free

In the United States, there are 100,000 individuals needing a healthy kidney. The shortage is especially disconcerting given that since organ transplantation became sound medical treatment, we have never had better technology—while so little occasion—to avail ourselves of it. In response to the crisis it has become increasingly popular to furnish compelling arguments for legalizing the sale of kidneys. This response, seemingly appealing from the perspective of utility, not only invites ethical concerns about safety, commodification, and social justice; I also argue it fails to increase the number of informed, willing donors. Can we address the organ shortage problem the way we have historically dealt with the blood supply shortage—altruistically—despite that organs are considerably harder to replenish than blood? I argue “yes,” not by recommending a purist’s approach to disallowing any form of self-regard in selfless motivation, but by exploring ways in which sacrificial giving is the upshot of the formation of social bonds and exchanges.

Andrew M. Flescher, Ph.D., is a Professor of Family, Population, and Preventive Medicine and Professor of English at State University of New York, Stony Brook, where he is also core faculty in the Program in Public Health. Dr. Flescher serves on stony Brook’s Organ Donor Council and Hospital Ethics Committee and is a Living Donor Advocate at Stony Brook Hospital. Dr. Flescher specializes in health care policy, organ donation policy, and medical and bioethics, as well as in areas related to the interface between ethics and literature. Dr. Flescher received his B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and History from Duke University (1991) and his M.A. (1995) and Ph.D. (2000) in Religious Studies from Brown University. In addition to writing several articles and book chapters, he is the author of four books: Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality (2003), The Altruistic Species: (2007, winner of the Choice Award), Moral Evil (2013, winner of the Prose Award), and most recently The Organ Shortage Crisis in America (January, 2018). On July 1st, 2017, Dr. Flescher joined the ethics committee of UNOS (The United Network for Organ Sharing) and he has also recently been appointed to LiveOnNY’s ethics committee. Additionally, Dr. Flescher is on the Board of the Gingold Theatrical Group in New York City, dedicated to fighting for human, women’s and animal rights through presenting the work and wit of George Bernard Shaw. He plays piano occasionally in the Stony Brook Hospital Lobby for patients, their families, and staff.

Presider: Barbara Carlsen

Jan
21
Mon
2019
33rd Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 21 all-day

33rd Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 21, 2019
10:30 am

At the Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Learn more at this official page here…

“”New York City’s largest public celebration in honor of iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to BAM for the 33rd year. This event brings world-renowned activists, public figures, and civic leaders together with musicians and other performers to pay tribute to King’s legacy and keep his message alive. Join them for this full day of events, including a movie screening and an art exhibition.””

Keynote speaker: Tarana Burke
Musical performers: Oddisee & Good Company, The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir

Works & Process at the Guggenheim :: Behind the scenes look at ‘Be More Chill’
Jan 21 – Jan 22 all-day

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents a behind the scenes look at the new musical

Be More Chill

January 21, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a behind the scenes look at Be More Chill by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz on Monday, January 21 at 7:30pm.

Writers Iconis and Tracz, director Stephen Brackett and choreographer Chase Brock will discuss their creative process with moderator Laura Heywood and, in a twist, Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program at Columbia University, who explores the bioethical implications of the musical.Cast members Will Roland, George Salazar and Stephanie Hsu will perform excerpts from the musical: “I Love Play Rehearsal,” “Michael in the Bathroom” and “Two Player Game.”

Based on the acclaimed 2004 novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is a musical about Jeremy Heere, an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about “The Squip”-a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year, and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. A truly hilarious, honest, and invigorating look at the lengths one will go to get the girl,Be More Chill is set to some of the most vibrant and exciting songs in musical theater today.

Following a a sold-out run off-Broadway this summer, Be More Chill will begin performances on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

A hit with audiences and critics alike, this summer’s New York premiere production “one of the most popular musicals in America” by The New York Times writes. The Wall Street Journal wrote “you don’t have to be a millennial to revel in the spunky charms of Be More Chill. See it now if you can wrangle a ticket, because it’s going to hit big – deservedly so.” The New Yorker says “if you fed Dear Evan Hansen and Mean Girls to the Little Shop of Horrors plant, with a few Xbox games as a digestif, Be More Chill is probably what you would get. …Dynamic, jouncy, and as infectious as malware.”

Even before arriving in New York, Be More Chill’s inspired a dedicated community of fans around the world. Before opening, this summer’s New York premiere engagement sold out its entire limited run with tickets purchased by fans from all 50 states (plus Washington D.C.), and from 18 countries on five continents.  Be More Chill had already amassed an unprecedented following across various online platforms, with millions of fans from Brazil to Japan to New Jersey sharing fan art, streaming the album (over 200 million streams to date), and talking about the show. Tumblr ranks Be More Chill as the #2 most talked-about musical on their platform, following Hamilton.

More details are available at www.BeMoreChillMusical.com.

Casting and program subject to change.

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

Jan
23
Wed
2019
NYU SKIRBALL Presents Elevator Repair Service’s Gatz
Jan 23 – Feb 3 all-day

NYU SKIRBALL Presents

Elevator Repair Service’s

Gatz

January 23 – February 3, 2019

Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”

“The most remarkable achievement in theater not only of this year but also of this decade.”  –  Brantley, N.Y. Times

New York, November 26 –  NYU Skirball will present Elevator Repair Service’s multi award-winning play, Gatz, the critically lauded performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” for eight performances, January 23 – February 3 at NYU Skirball. Gatz will be presented as a marathon eight-hour event, including two intermissions and a dinner break.

Gatz was last seen in New York in 2012.  This acclaimed play, featuring a cast of thirteen, is a theatrical tour de force — not just a retelling of the Gatsby story but a thoroughly entertaining dramatization of Fitzgerald’s American masterpiece, word for word.

Gatz, created by multi award-winning ensemble Elevator Repair Service, is directed by John Collins and features Scott Shepherd (X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Bridge of Spies), who won an Obie for his performance in Gatz.

One morning in the shabby office of a mysterious small business, an employee (Scott Shepherd) finds a copy of The Great Gatsby in the clutter on his desk. He starts to read it out loud and doesn’t stop. At first his coworkers hardly notice. But after a series of strange coincidences, it’s no longer clear whether he’s reading the book, or the book is transforming him into its narrator. Trailer: vimeo.com/36785651

Gatz has enjoyed over twenty-five engagements world-wide since its premiere in 2006; in September it was seen at NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center, and coming up in February it will play Princeton’s McCarter Theatre Center in February and the Perth Festival in Australia in March.

The cast includes Laurena Allan, Frank Boyd, Jim Fletcher, Ross Fletcher, Lindsay Hockaday, Vin Knight, Annie McNamara, Gavin Price, Kate Scelsa, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson, Susie Sokol, Tory Vazquez, and Ben Jalosa Williams.

Gatz’s Associate Director is Steve Bodow, and features scenic design by Louisa Thompson, costume design by Colleen Werthmann, lighting design by Mark Barton, and sound design by Ben Williams. ERS’s Producer is Ariana Smart Truman.

Elevator Repair Service, based in NYC, has been making original theater since 1991. Under the direction of Artistic Director John Collins, ERS has achieved national and international recognition with its extensive body of work and has influenced a generation of theater-makers. The company’s performances have been presented in Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and across the United States, and have been recognized with numerous awards. elevator.org.

Gatz was commissioned in part by Walker Art Center (Minneapolis).

TICKETS

Gatz will play 8 performances, January 23 – February 3, as follows: Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays at 2 pm (dinner break will be 5:30 – 7 pm); Sundays at 1 pm (dinner break 4:30 – 6 pm). Tickets begin at $65 and can be purchased online at nyuskirball.org, by phone at 212.998.4941, or in person at the Box Office, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M.  NYU Skirball is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, New York 10012. nyuskirball.org

ABOUT NYU SKIRBALL

NYU Skirball, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of New York City’s major presenters of international work, and has been the premier venue for cultural and performing arts events in lower Manhattan since 2003. The 800-seat theater, led by Director Jay Wegman, provides a home for internationally renowned artists, innovators and thinkers. NYUSkirball hosts over 300 events annually, from re-inventions of the classics to cutting-edge premieres, in genres ranging from dance, theater and performance arts to comedy, music and film.

NYU Skirball’s unique partnership with New York University enables it to draw on the University’s intellectual riches and resources to enhance its programming with dialogues, public forums and conversations with artists, philosophers, scientists, Nobel Laureates and journalists. nyuskirball.org.

Jay Wegman is the Director of NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Prior to Skirball, he served as Director of the Abrons Art Center for ten years. During his tenure, Abrons was awarded various honors, including a 2014 OBIE Award for Innovative Excellence and a 2015 Bessie Award for Best Production. He was also a Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and for over a decade served as the first Canon for Liturgy and the Arts at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He is the recipient of the 2015 FRANKY award for “making a long-term, extraordinary impact on contemporary theatre and performance in New York City.” While not a performer, he has appeared in Brian Roger’s film “Screamers” (2018), Sibyl Kempson’s “12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens” (2017), and “Romper Room” (1969). Jay is a graduate of Yale University. nyuskirball.org.

Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th St.; R & W to 8th Street; 6 to Astor Place.

Jan
24
Thu
2019
Theater Resources Unlimited announces the January Panel: Getting Past the Gatekeepers…
Jan 24 all-day
Theater Resources Unlimited announces the January Panel: Getting Past the Gatekeepers... @ New York | New York | United States

Theater Resources Unlimited

announces the January Panel

Getting Past the Gatekeepers: Opening the Doors for Greater Diversity in Theater

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the January Panel, Getting Past the Gatekeepers: Opening the Doors for Greater Diversity in Theater on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm) at Polaris North, 245 W. 29th St. 4th floor, NYC, 10001. This panel is free for TRU members;$12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door). Please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/getting-past-the-gatekeepers/ or e-mail [email protected].

Panel to feature Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly’s Last Jam, Caroline or Change; TV’s All My Children, Fear the Walking Dead); Adrian Budhu, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer at Theatre Communications Group (TCG); Nina Zoie Lam, co founder of National Asian Artists Project; Ludovica Villar-Hauser, founder and artistic director of Parity Productions.

Theater in the US has evolved with many of the same structural inequities that exist in our larger society. Many believe that it is urgently important to give artistic voice to a range of human stories that more accurately reflect the diversity of our country and our world. In the current political climate, this work becomes even more important. Are diversity, equity and inclusion becoming more central as values and practices in theaters here and around the country? Or are there still “gatekeepers” whose personal interests, and assumptions about their audiences, influence them – perhaps unconsciously – to gravitate repeatedly toward the same collaborators and kinds of stories. Are they becoming more inclusive at the board and staff levels? Where are the producers who have a stake in bringing diversity to the stage? And how do we partner with a wide range of communities who will trust that their stories are being told truthfully–and that they are truly welcome?

Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm – come prepared with your best 30-second summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door).  Please use the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/getting-past-the-gatekeepers/, or email at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: e-mail [email protected]

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is the leading network for developing theater professionals, a twenty-six year old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of the arts. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies.

TRU publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program taught by prominent producers and general managers in New York theater, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop business skills. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop, How to Write a Musical That Works and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include the Annual Combined Audition.

Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as the Montage Foundation and the Leibowitz Greenway Foundation.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org

MOCA KIDS: Storytime!
Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
MOCA KIDS: Storytime! @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum of Chinese in America

MOCA KIDS: Storytime!

Thursday,  January 10
@ 3:30-4:30 pm

Thursday,  January 24
@ 3:30-4:30 pm

Interactive songs, nursery rhymes, and arts & crafts will accompany our January storytimes. A lively 30-minute combination of fun activities and language exploration will enhance your young child’s word skills and vocabulary.

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Celebrating the Genius of John Coltrane with the Abe Ovadia Quartet
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“My Favorite Things”

Celebrating the Genius of John Coltrane with the Abe Ovadia Quartet

Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:00 –  7:30 pm

Queens Library (Central) – Auditorium
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY

Come hear Abe Ovadia, described by Musicvox Guitars as a “jazz phenom,” celebrate the genius of John Coltrane. He will perform along with his quartet. Ovadia will play compositions from albums including Africa Brass, Olé Coltrane, and Both Directions at Once. Ovadia is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and New York University’s highly acclaimed jazz performance program; he was also awarded Best Guitarist of 2016 from Hot House Jazz Magazine. You won’t want to miss seeing this talent in person!

Get free tickets here…

Jan
25
Fri
2019
Bronx StorySlam with the Moth at the Bronx Museum
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

BRONX STORYSLAM WITH THE MOTH

Friday, January 25, 2019
7:00 to 10:00 pm

Visit as well the official page here…

The Moth, Caroline Lacey, photo courtesy of The Moth.

The Moth StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme, WITNESS, inspired by Rochelle Feinstein: Image of an Image currently on view at The Bronx Museum.

To be selected to participate, arrive by 7pm and enter your name in The Moth “hat.”

$10 Tickets will be available for purchase two weeks prior to the event date on www.themoth.org.

The Museum has a select number of free tickets for Bronx residents.
RSVP at [email protected].

Jan
26
Sat
2019
Dances Patrelle announces auditions for ‘The American Dream: It’s Only Business
Jan 26 all-day
Dances Patrelle announces auditions for 'The American Dream: It's Only Business

Dances Patrelle announces auditions for the brand new ballet

The American Dream: It’s Only Business

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Dances Patrelle announces auditions for the brand new ballet The American Dream: It’s Only Business on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 6-7:30pm (sign-in starts at 5pm) at Ballet Academy East, 1651 Third Avenue, NYC. Auditions are free of charge.

Dances Patrelle is looking for three teens, male and female, between the ages of 15 and 18, with strong ballet technique and acting skills for the upcoming production of The American Dream: It’s Only Business. Ladies should be prepared to dance en pointe. Additionally seeking four or five young dancers, between the ages of 10 and 12, who are studying ballet and who are interested in dramatic roles. All dancers should arrive in appropriate dance attire.

Dances Patrelle will present The American Dream: It’s Only Business from April 12-14, 2019 at New York Live Arts.

For questions, email director [at] dancespatrelle.org.

*Please do not call Ballet Academy East or Dances Patrelle Offices*

Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company celebratingits 26th season! dP presents two annual seasons in New York – the timeless holiday tradition, The Yorkville Nutcracker, and a spring repertory season featuring world premieres and classic Patrelle favorites. Mr. Patrelle’s body of work includes over 50 original ballets choreographed for Dances Patrelle, and spans an incredibly wide range of styles, from his beloved American Songbook collection, to such contemporary classics as Madame X,Macbeth andRhapsody in Blue. Heralded by Lynn Garafola in Dance Magazine as a choreographer with “a personal vision…classical because it is rooted in metaphor and symbolic language [and] populist because of its legibility and broad cultural resonance,” Patrelle has also cultivated a long-time collaboration with composer Patrick Soluri, commissioning four original scores including 2009’s Murder at the Masque for dP’s 20th Anniversary. Known for attracting the great talent of each generation, Dances Patrelle is pleased to count ballet stars such as Marcelo Gomes, Jenifer Ringer, Donald Williams, Lourdes Lopez, and Cynthia Gregory among its dancers. For 25 seasons, Dances Patrelle has tapped into the human experience, connecting intimately with the audience and continuously reinventing dramatic dance. In 2013, the company was named the resident ballet company of the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.

“In Francis Patrelle’s ballets, the characters come alive. His choreography is full of heart and soul.”
– Cynthia Gregory, Prima Ballerina

For more information, visit www.dancespatrelle.org.

New York Times Travel Show 2019
Jan 26 – Jan 27 all-day

New York Times Travel Show 2019

January 26 – 27, 2019

Jacob Javits Center

Featuring paid reservations for trade members as well consumers

Does the winter cold have you dreaming of warm sandy beaches? Make your dream a reality with a trip to the largest travel show in North America (January 26–27).

Learn about food, culture and more from travel experts; talk to over 600 exhibitors from more than 170 nations; and experience cultural presentations, food samples, saving opportunities and more.

The following is one of their current press releases:

Incredible India Announced as Presenting Sponsor for

2019 New York Times Travel Show; New Program

Highlights Also Added to Event Schedule

December 19, 2018–The New York Times has announced today that Incredible India will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 New York Times Travel Show.

Headed by the Government of India’s Ministry of Tourism, Incredible India will offer Travel Show attendees a variety of India-focused programming and incentives during each day of the annual event, the largest travel trade and consumer show in North America.

“The New York Times is thrilled to be collaborating with Incredible India and to promote India’s tourism industry,” says Lisa Howard, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Media, The New York Times. “India is consistently a top travel destination for the industry professionals and travelers who attend our Show each year and we’re proud that we’re able to provide the quintessential event for them to learn about the latest in travel and travel news.”

“The United States is the leading source market for India and India has been experiencing consistent growth of tourist traffic from the U.S. year after year,” says ShriK. J. Alphons, Minister of State for Tourism, Government of India. “We’re extremely excited to be participating at this year’s New York Times Travel Show as its Presenting Sponsor and look forward to bringing a taste of India’s vibrancy, rich cultures and popular tourist offerings to the city of New York and to Travel Show attendees from all over the world.” A strong contingent of Indian tour operators led by a high level delegation from the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is expected to travel to New York for the Travel Show.

The 2019 New York Times Travel Show–now in its 16th year–will take place Jan. 25-27, 2019, opening with a Trade Day exclusively for over 10,000 travel industry professionals and media; Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27. will be open to over 22,000 consumer travelers, as well as to travel professionals and media. The three-day showcase will feature global cuisine tastings, cultural performances, travel book signings, one-on-one conversations with travel experts and special discounts and offers for consumers of all ages from over 600 exhibitors. The Show will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

This year, Travel Show attendees will be able to partake in a variety of offerings related to travel to India including a display of destinations in India, a “Focus on India” discussion on Friday, January 25 from 3-4pm, and a consumer seminar on Sunday, January 27. Attendees will also be able to gain insights from a “Meet the Experts” representative covering travel to India on Sunday, January 27 from 12-12:45pm.

The Travel Show will also feature other program highlights including a Trade Day keynote panel on the state of the travel industry, moderated by James Shillinglaw; along with expanded Travel Product, LGBTQ and Family Fun pavilions. For the first time in New York Times Travel Show history, a passport acceptance event, hosted by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Dept of State, will also be held.

 

Salsa Legend Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound at Lehman Center
Jan 26 all-day

Roberto Roena

Salsa Legend Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
8:00pm

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

Visit the official page here to learn more and purchase tickets…

You can also get some discounted tickets here…

With an absolutely historic career that spans 55 years of his Latin fusion sound, Roberto Roena is joined by special guest vocalists like Tito Cruz, Sammy Gonzalez and Carlos Santos, and timbalero Endel Dueno for this special concert at The City University of New York’s Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. This night of music from the former member of Puerto Rican salsa orchestra El Gran Combo — as well as the supergroup Fania All Stars — is sure to be filled with all the infectious rhythm and flavor for which Roena is known.

DIME Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

DIME Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival

Saturday, January 26, 2019
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Industry City, 274 36th Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY

$39 – $75

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Thousands of Brooklynites nominated their faves in more than 100 categories, and now you get to sip and savor the results at the third annual Best of Brooklyn fest. You’ll enjoy tastes of the borough’s best craft brews like Coney Island, Braven, Brooklyn Brewery and more from your souvenir cup during three two-hour sessions, plus culinary samples for purchase from more than 20 top chefs. It’s not just a party for your taste buds either, with hit music from curated DJs and in-the-know finds all in one place — on Industry City’s second floor.

Visit as well this other site for additional details…

Jan
27
Sun
2019
ECHOensemble presents the World Premiere of One by Jonah Udall
Jan 27 – Jan 28 all-day

ECHOensemble

presents the World Premiere of

One

by Jonah Udall

January 27-28, 2019

at Dixon Place

ECHOensemble presents the World Premiere of One by Brooklyn composer Jonah Udall at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002. Performances: Sunday, January 27 at 7pm and Monday, January 28 at 9pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door ($12 in advance and $15 at the door for students, seniors, idNYC) and are available athttps://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1003066.

One is an evening-length work of sound and movement. Together, dancers and musicians become resonant bodies, instruments of space, blurring the boundaries of medium. The performers engage in a shared practice, conversing with space and time through repetition and natural evolution. This premiere comes out of two years of organic, physical research and exploration.

ECHOensemble creates evolving architecture of movement and sound. Directed by Jonah Udall, their work is rooted in an awareness-based practice called SHIFT, influenced by Steve Reich’s “process music” and Mary Overlie’s Viewpoints method. Nine dancers and musicians discover shared worlds, where their singular voices both ring out and blend together as one.

An echo is created, repeated and transformed in a continuous interplay with the space it occupies.

www.echoensemble.com

ECHOensemble is trombonist Kalun Leung, violist Sean Brekke, clarinetist/saxophonist Noah Becker, guitarist Jonah Udall, and dancers Allison Sexton, Mary McGrath, Erin Landers, Liana Kleinman and Dani Cole.

“As musicians and dancers, we have gathered to develop a practice. Our objective was to find the intersection between movement and sound, where resonance and vibrations exist and inform the art,” said Mr. Udall. “The Viewpoints method has given us all the freedom to explore, allowing the spatial construction of an architectural fabric of spontaneous composition.”

JONAH UDALL creates work in the vast territory between improvisation and composition. As a guitarist and director, he seeks new acoustic sounds, explores repetition as humanism, and borrows ideas from unexpected, mundane sources. He tours internationally with chamber-jazz trio Sound Underground. His collaborations with movement artists have included commissions for a Merce Cunningham MinEvent, “The Roof” video series, and Triskelion Arts’ Never Before, Never Again festival. Jonah grew up in Berkeley, California, steeped in folk music from around the world.

NOAH BECKER is a nationally- and internationally-touring alto saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. His recent projects include a research commission from the New York Public Library premiered at Lincoln Center about the modern-day relevance of the Jewish immigrant experience; and a new solo work with electronics TRUMP: An Unspoken Truth.

SEAN BREKKE is a violist and Brooklyn native. He received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Purchase in 2016, studying viola with Daniel Farina. He has collaborated with many composers, creating new works for solo viola. Sean is a violin and viola teacher at The Brooklyn Waldorf and a violist with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn.

DANI COLE is a movement artist and activist. Her work has been shown through the 92nd St. Y, Actor’s Fund Arts Center, Access Theatre, Marymount Manhattan College, and Thomas Dale High School. She has traveled to South Africa to collaborate on advocacy for decolonizing education, and is an ambassador for the Foundation for Holocaust Education Projects.

LIANA KLEINMAN is a dancer, choreographer and filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. She dances with H.T. Chen & Dancers, ARIM Dance and Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theater. She is also a co-creator and producer of The Roof, a collaborative film and performance series featuring New York-based choreographers and composers.

ERIN LANDERS is a dancer, choreographer, and co-director of the Hudson Valley-based repertory company A-Y/dancers. Her work has been presented at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Dance Theater Lab at Purchase College, and the Trust in Lancaster, PA. She grew up immersed in folk and social dance forms including Zimbabwean, Balkan, and Irish.

KALUN LEUNG is a Canadian musician and composer. As a trombonist and improviser, he is a member of Little Suns, Zlatne Uste, Eco-Music Big Band, people.of.earth and So Wrong it’s Right. He creates multi-disciplinary works exploring audience interaction, social commentary, and technology, which have appeared at National Sawdust and Lincoln Center.

MARY MCGRATH is a movement artist from the scenic Berkshires of Western Massachusetts in the small town of Lenox. She has performed in Nick Cave’s “The Let Down” at the Park Avenue Armory in 2018, and a reconstruction of Yvonne Rainer’s “Continuous Project Altered Daily.” She is a graduate of the dance conservatory at SUNY Purchase.

ALLISON SEXTON is a queer dancer, mover and maker from the beautiful, yet problematic, state of North Carolina. She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, and has studied at the American Dance Festival with Jennifer Nugent and Shayla-Vie Jenkins. You can find her running around as the Operations Manager at Gibney 890 or dancing on her roof.

ABOUT DIXON PLACE

An artistic incubator since 1986, Dixon Place is a Bessie and Obie Award-winning non-profit institution committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature and visual art at all stages of development.  Presenting over 1000 creators a year, this local haven inspires and encourages diverse artists of all stripes and callings to take risks, generate new ideas and consummate new practices.  Many artists, such as Blue Man GroupJohn LeguizamoLisa KronDavid CaleDavid DrakeDeb Margolin and Reno, began their careers at DP. In addition to emerging artists, Dixon Place has been privileged to present established artists such as Mac WellmanHolly HughesJustin BondKaren FinleyKate Clinton and Martha Wainwright.  After spawning a salon in her Paris apartment in 1985, founding Artistic Director Ellie Covan pioneered the institution in her NYC living room for 23 years.

Covan was a recipient of a Bessie, a New York Dance and Performance Award and a Bax10 Award for her service to the community. Dixon Place received two Obie Awards, and an Edwin Booth Award for Excellence in Theater. Dixon Place has organically developed and expanded into a leading professional, state-of-the-art facility for artistic expression. www.dixonplace.org

Twitter: @dixonplace Facebook facebook.com/dixonplacehttp://facebook.com/dixonplace.

Sunday Platform – Calvin Chatlos: You Are All Created to Have a Spiritual Existence
Jan 27 all-day
Sunday Platform - Calvin Chatlos: You Are All Created to Have a Spiritual Existence @ New York | New York | United States

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street, NY

Sunday Platform – Calvin Chatlos: You Are All Created to Have a Spiritual Existence

Sunday, January 27, 2019 – 11:00 am

Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission: Free

Felix Adler had it right—worth and dignity is the key to happiness AND the key to spiritual experience. Learn how the Human Faith Project has developed a process for YOU to open to spiritual experience. Learn how we are all “hard-wired” for spiritual experience and how evolution made it happen! Hear about it and then participate in an Introductory Workshop afterwards.

Calvin Chatlos serves as Associate Professor of Psychiatry, at Rutgers University, NJ in Addiction Services. He’s been a member of Ethical Culture since 1972, a previous Board member of NYSEC, a graduate and mentor of the Humanist Institute, and is developer of the Human Faith Project – an exploration of the spiritual experience that may be universal to all religious traditions. He represents Humanism on the Board of the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought in New Jersey.

Presider: Larry Hurst

Shared Charity: MOSAIC-Mobilizing Our Students for Action to build Interfaith Community

The Soldier That Wagged Her Tail – A Black Veteran’s Story of WWII
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Soldier That Wagged Her Tail - A Black Veteran's Story of WWII @ New York | United States

The Soldier That Wagged Her Tail – A Black Veteran’s Story of WWII

Sunday, January 27, 2019
3:00 – 5:00 pm

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

Admission is $10 for guests and $5 for Museum members. 

Register here…

Plus visit this page here to learn more about this event…

“”You’re invited to join [them] on Sunday, January 27 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 pm when Dolores N. Morris will speak to us about her book The Soldier That Wagged Her Tail – A Black Veteran’s Story of WWII. Her father, William A. Morris, Jr. served in both the European and Pacific theaters. He departed from and returned to Pouch Terminal, Stapleton, SINY at the end of his tour of duty. The book recounts the stories he told of World War II, acquiring Trixie, the terrier dog (or did she acquire him!) and their  participation in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

Sadly, Mr. Morris passed away in May of this year after a lifetime of community service. He was a wonderful example of a true Patriot, serviceman, father, friend and community leader.

Dolores N. Morris is a sixth generation Staten Island native. She is widely recognized for her work in television at such prestigious companies as Children’s Television Workshop, ABC Television, Walt Disney Television and HBO. Her career has spanned 30 years of producing award winning family and children’s programming, resulting in 3 Peabody Awards, an Oscar mention and 5 Emmy awards.””

 

Jan
31
Thu
2019
MOCATalks: Hong Kong Noir
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
MOCATalks: Hong Kong Noir @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum of Chinese in America

MOCATalks: Hong Kong Noir with Tiffany Hawk, Xu Xi, Carmen Suen, and Susan Blumberg-Kason

Thursday,  January 31
@ 6:30-7:30 pm

Join them for a night of food, mysteries and intrigue as the authors and editor of Hong Kong Noir take us through these unforgettable stories of, what will Hong Kong look like in five years, ten years, or thirty years when the “one country, one systems” promise expires? These are some of the questions some of Hong Kong’s finest authors explore in Hong Kong Noir.

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Feb
1
Fri
2019
Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show 2019
Feb 1 – Feb 2 all-day

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show 2019

According to one source the dates for the show will be taking place on:

February 1 – 2, 2019

Official site: manhattanvintage.com

At the Manhattan Pavilion
125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

70+ vintage clothing and accessories dealers from around the world!

2 days only!

Shop from the collection that 100 years of design built!

MOCA Lunar New Year Night Market
Feb 1 all-day

MOCA Lunar New Year Night Market

HIP Local Vendors , Food, Performances, Arts, Culture

Friday, February 1, 2019

Tickets: $88 for members / $99 for public

Visit this official page to learn more…

Includes Night Market Chef Tasting Passport, 2 bar drinks, museum admission and a 1 year individual MOCA membership.

MOCA invites you to join them in the return of our popular Night Market showcasing cuisine from Chinese American chefs, live performances from talents artists and musicians in the community and a special season three premiere screening of LUCKY CHOW with Danielle Chang.

Feb
2
Sat
2019
NAI-NI CHEN Dance Company’s Year of the Pig Celebration at NJPAC
Feb 2 – Feb 3 all-day

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY

Announce Guest Artist Line-Up for the

Year of the Pig Celebration at NJPAC

February 2 – 3, 2019
at 2:00 pm

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will celebrate the end of the Chinese Zodiac cycle with a special program steeped in symbolism and virtue, expressing the Company’s commitment to the art and the culture of the community. For the occasion, the company has invited several world-renowned artists to join its program

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company announces a colorful and vibrant special Chinese New Year Celebration at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102, on Saturday and Sunday, February 2 and 3, 2019 at 2pm. Tickets are $17-35 and are available by phone at (888) GO-NJPAC or online at https://www.njpac.org/events/detail/year-of-the-pignai-ni-chen-dance-company.

This year, Nai-Ni Chen bring a new Bamboo themed production aimed to take audiences beyond cultural boundaries. Nai-Ni Chen chose bamboo as a theme to celebrate the Year of the Pig.

Why Bamboo? First, the Chinese phonetic sound for Bamboo is Zu, is similar to the sound for pig (Zu). Second, and perhaps more important, is because Bamboo is the most celebrated plant in Chinese culture. As far as 1000 years ago, during the Sung Dynasty (960-1269), noted for art and literature and philosophy, scholars have used bamboo as a symbol for the resiliency, humility, and honesty to inspire each other. The great poet and Literati, Su Dong Po said “I cannot live a day without bamboo”.

According to Nai-Ni Chen; in the current social and political climate, artists, like the scholar of the past generations, needs encourage their fellows and communities that moral character of humility, honesty and resiliency needs to be held at the highest no matter which way the wind blows. Art is what defines us as a society and civilization, and these traditional and contemporary dances she has created and choreographed, advocates for the cultural values and morality that she, as a female Chinese immigrant artist, brings to the United States. In this wonderful time of celebration of the end of the Zodiac cycle, she has prepared a festive and colorful experience that everyone can enjoy and yet carries the message of culture and value that we all share in common.

 

The Year of the Pig is expected to be a festival year of great abundance and prosperity. To celebrate the Year of the Pig, the Company has developed a rich and fantastic program that incorporates many positive aspects of Chinese and Chinese American immigrant culture in the program. Beside the remarkably acrobatic and beautiful dances, the Company has also invited special guest artists: Bamboo Flute master Tao Chen, Peking Opera artist Yun-Hong Jia, and paper cut master Hotien Cheng.

 

Tao Chen: An internationally acclaimed Chinese bamboo flutist, music educator, composer and

conductor of Chinese orchestra, is the founder and director of the Melody of Dragon, Inc.. He was the artistic director and conductor of the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York and conductor of New Jersey Buddha’s light Youth Chinese Orchestra. He is also the 27th generation musician of Zhi-Hua Buddhism Music. The New York Times called Chen Tao, a “poet in music” and his playing “a miracle of the oriental flute.” Conductor Herbert Von Karajan praises him as an artist who “performs with his soul.” Chen Tao is a graduate and former Associate Professor at the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. He was the winner of the 1989 National Folk Instrument Competition in China and has toured throughout U.S., Germany, Italy, France, England, Holland, Finland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao. He has collaborated with the BBC Philharmonic and the Notional Orchestra of Lyon. His playing can be heard on several soundtracks of Hollywood movies including Seven Years in Tibet, Corrupter (with the New York Philharmonic) and on the PBS documentary Under the Red Flag.

 

Yong-Hong Jia is a professional Kunqu and Peking opera performer trained in the Beijing Kunqu Academy and performed principal roles in the Beijing Kunqu Opera Theatres in Beijing for many years. Ms. Jia was invited by New York Lincoln Center Festival to perform one of the principal roles in The Peony Pavilion in 1999 and performed in the subsequent tours, in France, Italy, Denmark, Australia, and Singapore. After the tour, she appeared in Beijing opera and Kunqu in major theatres and Chinese communities across North America. Aside from her stage appearances, Ms. Jia also starred in many award-winning movies and TV productions in China. She is currently serving as the President of Renaissance Chinese Opera Society in New York City.

Master Paper Cut Artist Ho Tien Cheng is oen of the few free-form style paper cutter Master in the world who can translate any three dimensional image onto the two dimensional paper. Hou-Tien Cheng has spent 50-years in his craft, and astonished millions of audience with his scissors. He has been featured on national TV commercials for Citigroup, and collaborated in the visual design of Nai-Ni Chen’s dance projects.

 

About the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

 

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

 

One of the few Asian American professional dance companies with an extensive season of touring and performing around the world, Nai-Ni Chen has also developed Arts in Education residency programs in school districts to bring culture and arts into educational settings. Its colorful and engaging programs and workshops have reached over one million young audience members in the NY/NJ area. The Company is currently in residence at New Jersey City University and has been a Principal Affiliate of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center since its inception.

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has the honor of having received more than fifteen awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Other funders include the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation; the Hyde and Watson Foundation; Horizon Foundation, The Irving and Laurie Blanchard Foundation; the E.J. Grassman Trust; PSE&G; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Verizon; Sony; New Music/USA; Chase Manhattan Bank; the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and others.

About NJPAC

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 8 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

 

NYC Winter Warmer Festival
Feb 2 – Feb 3 all-day

NYC Winter Warmer Festival

Craft Beers, Fake Snow Fights, Dancing & More

Saturday, February 2, 2019
1:00 – 8:00 pm

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 1:30pm-4:00pm (VIP Entry at 1:00pm) | $39 – $69
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 5:30pm-8:00pm (VIP Entry at 5:00pm) | $39 – $69

Brooklyn EXPO Center
72 Noble Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Celebrate everything wonderful about winter with seasonal craft beers, spiked drinks and that curled-up-by-the-fire feeling. Choose from the afternoon or evening session, when you can indulge in tasty treats and boozy goodness. Dance to live music, tackle the shotski, get toasty by the fire pits, or pummel your pals in a fake snow fight: this is everything you love about winter in one epic party! General admission tickets include a commemorative tasting glass and drinks including craft beer, spirits and wine. Or, go VIP to arrive half an hour early for first dibs on all the deliciousness, exclusive access to a cozy lounge, a specialty cocktail and a make your own s’more station. Don’t miss NYC Winter Warmer at Brooklyn Expo Center.

Workshop: Electrifying Mapmaking at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Feb 2 all-day

Workshop: Electrifying Mapmaking at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

February 2, 2:00 pm

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
421 East 61st Street

To go along with our new exhibit, “Schooldays,”  about education in the 19th century, join us for a hands-on mash-up of 19th century sewing and early science! Embroider a map of New York and sew circuits to light it up with points of special interest. Finish with a work suitable for framing!  All materials provided, and no experience necessary. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+.

This workshop has been inspired by our new exhibit, “Schooldays in 19th-Century New York.”

$15 Adults, $10 Members and Students with ID
For tickets and info: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4026231

“”If you aren’t familiar with the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, here is a brief history of our 200-year-old historic site. We were built in 1799 as a carriage house for a grand estate on East 61st Street. In 1826, we were transformed into a hotel for the up and coming middle class to visit on their day adventures above 14th Street. Please come visit us.””

 

Brooklyn Music School presents Alida and the Hummingbird
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brooklyn Music School

presents

Alida and the Hummingbird

Saturday, February 2, 2019
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) presents Alida and the Hummingbird on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 4-5 p.m. at the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse Theater, 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are $10-20. For more information, visit www.brooklynmusicschool.org/calendar/alida-hummingbird.

“I see your face in every flower, your eyes in stars above.”

Based on a Puerto Rican myth The Legend of the Hummingbird, this original production produced by the Musical Theater and Performance Program at BMS celebrates the rich indigenous and Latin cultural heritage of America.Alida and the Hummingbird tells a touching story of true love that inspires caring and compassion for all beings and builds bridges in times of conflict. Vivid images of flowers, colorful birds, and goddesses like Atabey will help the young performers tell the inspirational story. Don’t miss this beautiful production with original music and script by Pamela Martinez and Patricia Cardona.

BMS’s Musical Theater and Performance Program is designed to introduce children into the world of musical theater and performance through an 18-week intensive course that culminates in fully produced performances at the BMS Playhouse. The program is open to all children ages 6-13, who have the desire to share the stage with fellow child performers. Classes are taught by teachers with world-class backgrounds in musical theater, opera, dance, and drama. The program is defined by the philosophy that every child can find their creative voice on stage, combined with intensive training in the fundamentals of vocal performance and building a dramatic vocabulary that ties with their emotions and lived experiences. Comprehensive, friendly, and exciting, this is the perfect way to introduce kids to performance and theater!

The Brooklyn Music School views music and performance as the birthright of all people, an essential way that human beings connect with others and explore their creativity. The study of music has been demonstrated to enhance academic learning and helps to develop discipline and confidence that will serve children well throughout their lives.As part of the vision of reinventing the community music school for the 21st Century, BMS is dedicated to:

* Making high quality musical instruction approachable and affordable to a wide range of students,

* Creating frequent opportunities for performance for our students and cultural enrichment for our community,

* Representing a wide range of musical traditions, including European, African, Middle Eastern, and American to represent the diversity of Brooklyn’s musical talent, and

* Offering a warm and welcoming space for families and individuals to explore new talents and make lasting friendships.

For more information, visit www.brooklynmusicschool.org.

Feb
4
Mon
2019
Oral History Project With Lynn Nottage as presented by The League Of Professional Theatre Women
Feb 4 all-day

The League Of Professional

Theatre Women To Present

Oral History Project

With Lynn Nottage

Interviewed By Elisabeth Vincentelli

Monday, February 4 @ 6:00 pm

Bruno Walter Auditorium
NY Public Library For The Performing Arts
111 Amsterdam Avenue At 65th Street

 

LYNN NOTTAGE
Photo credit: Susan Johann

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present its first Oral History Project of 2019 with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage on Monday, February 4 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the event is FREE and seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm.

Oral History, founded and produced for 26 years by Betty Corwin (who recently retired at 97), is currently produced by Ludovica Villar-Hauser in association with Sophia Romma, and is an ongoing program of the League of Professional Theatre Women, in partnership with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant theatre women in all fields. Playwright and screenwriter Lynn Nottage will talk about her life and prolific career with theatre journalist Elisabeth Vincentelli.

The League of Professional Theatre Women’s Oral History Project has previously featured interviews with such notables as Billie Allen, Kia Corthron, Tyne Daly, Carmen DeLavallade, Christine Ebersole, Baayork Lee, Laura Linney, Patti LuPone, Frances McDormand, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, Daryl Roth, Mercedes Ruehl, Paula Vogel, and many other theatrical legends. Annually, the legacies of three theatre women are preserved through the Oral History program, in which a theatre woman luminary is interviewed by the interviewer of their choice and they discuss their life and career before a live audience. The tapes are then housed in The New York Public Library’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.

LYNN NOTTAGE is a playwright and screenwriter; she is the first (and remains the only) woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Her most recent play, Mlima’s Tale, premiered at the Public Theater in May 2018. In the spring of 2017, Sweat (Pulitzer Prize, Obie Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Tony Nomination, Drama Desk Nomination) moved to Broadway after a sold out run at The Public Theater. Other plays include By Floyd’s (upcoming, Guthrie Theater);The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lilly Award, Drama Desk Nomination); Ruined (Pulitzer Prize, OBIE, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Audelco, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award), Intimate Apparel (American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play); Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (OBIE Award); Crumbs from the Table of JoyLas MeninasMud, River, StonePor’knockers and POOF! She is working with composer Ricky Ian Gordon on adapting her play Intimate Apparel into an opera, commissioned by The Met/LCT. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Park Avenue Armory. Nottage is currently writing the book for the world premiere musical adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Secret Life of Bees, with music by Duncan Sheik and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead. It will premiere at the Atlantic Theatre Company starting on May 10, 2019, directed by Sam Gold. She is also currently writing the book to a musical featuring the music of Michael Jackson. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama.  She is also an Associate Professor in the Theatre Department at Columbia School of the Arts.

ELISABETH VINCENTELLI writes about the arts, mostly theater, for a variety of publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter and Departures. She was chief theater critic of The New York Post from 2009 to 2016; prior to that she was arts and entertainment editor at Time Out New York for several years. She co-created and co-hosts the “Three on the Aisle” podcast, hosted by American Theatre magazine, with Peter Marks of The Washington Post and Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal. She is a member of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, and served as the group’s vice-president from 2009 to 2016. Elisabeth has contributed to several anthologies and has written two books about ABBA, along with the liner notes for the reissue of the compilation ABBA Gold. She earned her B.A. at the Institute of Political Science in Paris and her M.A. at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

THE LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE WOMEN (a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization) has been championing women and leading the gender parity conversation in the professional theatre for over 35 years. Since its founding, the LPTW’s membership has grown to 500+ theatre artists and practitioners of all backgrounds, across multiple disciplines, working in the commercial and non-profit sectors. To increase visibility of and opportunities for women in the field, the LPTW spearheads events, public programming, advocacy initiatives, media, and publications that celebrate industry luminaries, preserve the legacy of historic visionaries, raise awareness of the importance of nurturing women’s voices, and shine a spotlight on the imperative of striving for gender parity and fostering a diversity of expression, both in the theatre world and the world at large. To find out more about how you can support its endeavors, please visit www.theatrewomen.org.

This program is made possible by major support from the Edith Meiser Foundation, and in part, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and with funds from the NYS Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Feb
7
Thu
2019
Eleanor Roosevelt :: Lecture on Roosevelt Island
Feb 7 – Feb 8 all-day

Eleanor Roosevelt :: Lecture on Roosevelt Island

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm

(Roosevelt Island, NY, January 11, 2019) – Do you really know Eleanor Roosevelt? She was the author of 27 books, newspaper columnist of astounding output, advisor to her husband/president, ambassador to the United Nations and more. Dr. Blanche Wiesen Cook, Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will recount facts and anecdotes about Eleanor Roosevelt from her three-volume biography at a lecture presented by theRoosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the fourth in the Society’s annual series of spring lectures, which is supported by funds provided by Amalgamated Bank, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s I Public Purpose Fund and New York City Council Member Ben Kallos, with funding from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of the Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts. For more information, please visit www.rihs.us.