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Exciting Events Around New York: April 2024



Dianne McIntyre Group: In the Same TonguE

April 12th through April 14th


Location: The Apollo Stages at The Victoria Theater


Tickets: $20


“In modern dance, the names of its persevering practitioners are like cherished objects. Dianne McIntyre is one such [artist].”—Time Out NY


Don’t miss Dianne McIntyre’s triumphant return to Harlem with the New York premiere of In the Same Tongue (2023)– an engagement set to revive the spirit of McIntyre’s internationally celebrated company Sounds in Motion. In the Same Tongue explores a legacy like that of 1920s Harlem salons, and the Black Arts Movement of the 60’s & 70’s with dynamic dancers, writers, musicians, students, photographers, thinkers and the who’s who of Black culture gathering to take part.


In the Same Tongue unites a vigorous company of dancers and musicians to explore how dance and music “speak” to each other. With original music by celebrated composer Diedre Murray, and poetry by the late Obie award-winning playwright Ntozake Shange, McIntyre’s latest work incorporates live music and dynamic vignettes to reveal how language creates worlds of beauty, alienation, harmony, tension, or peace.


“…as a seasoned (and always discovering) dance-maker, my vision is to bring to the public what many have not experienced – the merging of dance and music in my own style” – Dianne McIntyre


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Live Nation Presents:
Luenell: Live at the Apollo

Friday, April 26th at 7:30pm


Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater


Tickets: $39.50


Luenell is the “Original Bad Girl of Comedy.” She may be small in stature, but she more than makes up for it with her big personality, booming voice and infectious laughter. Luenell hits The Apollo stage on April 26, 2024. Presented by Live Nation.


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Featuring COAL + ICE, Asia Society’s exhibition


Thursday, April 5th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm


Tickets: $25


Visit Asia Society’s new exhibition, COAL + ICE with an evening of cocktails, music, and catching up on Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 to 8 PM.


Enjoy the gorgeous Garden Court as you look at art, mingle with friends, and make new connections at Asia Society!


A ticket includes one drink, followed by a cash bar. Kindly note this event is only open to guests 21 years old and over.


Music by DJ Kai Song.


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Lahore Literary Festival in New York 2024

Saturday, April 27th from 11:00am to 5:00pm


Tickets: $30 Members, $40 Non-Members. Senior/Students: Contact Box Office for Discount!


“Lahore literary festival – a safe place for dangerous ideas.” — The Guardian

“Rarely has an event framed around books and ideas felt so urgent.” — New York Review of Books

The Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), one of South Asia’s premier cultural events, returns to Asia Society New York, exploring contemporary Pakistan through artists, writers, and other experts. The festival will present American audiences with a more nuanced view of Pakistan, with discussions on fiction and nonfiction writing, art, architecture, history and politics.


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Caetano Veloso

Wednesday, April 3rd and Thursday, April 4th at 7:30pm


Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House


Tickets: start at $35


BAM in association with World Music Institute
Caetano Veloso
Meu Coco / The US Farewell Tour

Part of Winter/Spring 2024

A towering figure in popular music around the globe—and national hero to many at home—Brazilian virtuoso Caetano Veloso returns to BAM with Meu Coco, his first album in nine years. Over an illustrious five-decade career, the father of Tropicália has proved himself as both a piercing social commentator and a romantic balladeer, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as The Beatles, concrete poetry, the French Dadaists, and Brazilian modernist poets. Playful, tender, and uncompromising, this new album finds Veloso as original as ever.


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Word. Sound. Power. 2024: SOUND—Rhythm is Rhythm

Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th at 7:30pm


Location: BAM Fisher, Fishman Space


Tickets: start at $25




Hetep BarBoy with Squala Orphan






Part of BAMkids Winter/Spring 2024


BAM honors the bond between beat and rhyme at our annual celebration of hip-hop and spoken word. Drawing on 50 years of hip-hop greatness, let’s pay homage to the masters of vocal instrumentation, whose sounds reverberate all the way to the stratosphere. Join us as we celebrate the aural soul of the genre and write a collective love letter to hip-hop’s sonic heart.


BAM’s annual showcase of hip-hop and spoken word includes performances by multi-talented verbal storyteller JSWISS, native New York rapper Kumbaya, prodigious nine-year-old emcee Hetep BarBoy, the inimitable DJ Reborn, and longtime host, co-curator, and director MC Baba Israel.


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Image: Brooklyn Artists Ball, 2023. Photo: Matthew Carasella

2024 Brooklyn Artists Ball

Tuesday, April 9th from 6:30pm to 12:00am


Location: Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor, and Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor


The Brooklyn Artists Ball is one of the art world’s most beloved, fun, and inspiring events of the year. From the cocktail reception to our legendary gala dinner and not-to-be-missed After Party, it’s sure to be a high-energy, celebratory night!


Titus Kaphar
Brooklyn Museum Trustee, Cofounder and President of NXTHVN


• 6:30 pm Cocktails
• 7:30 pm Dinner and program
• 9:00 pm After Party, hosted by the Young Leadership Council


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Image: Mahogany L. Browne reading at the Brooklyn Museum, 2021. Photo: Kolin Mendez

Brooklyn Poetry Slam

Thursday, April 25th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Location: Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor


Tickets: Register in advance and pay as you wish (suggested admission: $10)


Celebrate Brooklyn Poetry Slam’s tenth year! Amplify the voices of Brooklyn at a series of pay-what-you-can slams, presented by poets and cofounders Mahogany L. Browne and DJ Jive Poetic. Come to listen to poets, or arrive early to sign up if you’d like to join the slam (limited availability).

Brooklyn Poetry Slam rules:
• Brooklyn Poetry Slam is a two-round performance poetry competition.
• Each poet is given three minutes to read their own original work (no props or accompaniments).
• The top five poets from the first round advance to the second round.
• Five random judges from the audience score each round on a scale of 0–10. The highest and lowest scores for each poet are dropped each round. The poet with the highest cumulative score is the winner.


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Pacifica Quartet

Sunday, April 14th at 3:00pm


Tickets: start at $40


With their unrivaled virtuosity and infectious energy, the Pacifica Quartet owns a well-deserved reputation as one of the most esteemed chamber ensembles of our time. Caramoor’s 2001 –2002 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-residence, the Pacifica has been together for almost three decades, a longevity not many other quartets can boast about. Along with one of the favorite late Beethoven quartets, Pacifica will showcase works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Louis Gruenberg, two composers behind many classic Hollywood scores of the ’40s and ’50s.


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Lakecia Benjamin & Phoenix

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Friday, April 19th at 8:00pm

Tickets: Sold Out – Join the Waitlist!

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and her quartet are at the forefront of the convergence between jazz, hip-hop, and soul. Renowned as a staple artist at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Benjamin radiates an unstoppable energy that ignites the stage and captivates audiences. You’ll hear why this charismatic, dynamic artist was recently voted Rising Star Alto Saxophonist by Downbeat Critics Poll, and Up and Coming Artist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association.


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Luisito Quintero's 3rd Element

Thursday, April 18th at 7:00pm

Tickets: start at $25


Venezuelan Percussionist Luisito Quintero brings technical mastery and high vibrating musicality to each performance. The world-renowned timbalero constantly elevates and refines his personal expression, inviting a variety of percussion instruments to his sets. He has worked with such legendary figures as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, and Tito Puente. At Dizzy’s Club, he intercuts Afro-Venezuelan rhythms with New York sounds alongside a tight ensemble that includes Ricky Rodriguez, Felipe Fournier, Yusnier Sanchez, Alex Pastrana, and Chris Ferrari.


Mandla Mlangeni and Sausa Experience

Friday, April 26th at 7:00pm

Tickets: start at $25


Led by South African trumpet star Mandla Mlangeni and American drum virtuoso Ronnie Burrage, the SAUSA Experience reflects a vibrant musical exchange between South African and American musicians. Performing at Dizzy’s Club in celebration of the 30th anniversary of democratic elections in South Africa, the band bonds two worlds of music into an extraordinary sound.

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Journey Through Jazz Part V: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th


Location: The Appel Room


Tickets: start at $20.50


Featuring Music Director Carlos Henriquez and co-hosted by trumpeter Mike Rodriguez, pianist Robert Rodriguez, and conguero Bobby Allende, part V of this fascinating Journey Through Jazz series will have you dancing in your seat. Including tunes like Dizzy Gillespie’s Manteca, Machito’s Tanga, and Paquito D’Rivera’s Mambo Influenciado, this installment of the popular series presents all the captivating musical elements that coalesce in the broad and influential category of Latin Jazz.

Don’t miss this dynamic performance, complete with congas and timbales and stunning views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, at The Appel Room. Part of the Lynne and Richard Pasculano Jazz Series.


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Gala 2024 Celebrating Tony Bennett

Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00pm


Location: Rose Theater


Tickets: start at $160.50


Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual Spring Gala unites jazz lovers, world-class musicians, and emerging artists, and raises vital resources that fuel Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission to entertain, enrich, and expand a global community for jazz.
Honoring the great Tony Bennett, Gala 2024 pays tribute to a musical icon and fierce advocate of the music. This concert event features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guests Rubén Blades, Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kristin Chenoweth, Bill Charlap, Jared Grimes, and Ekep Nkwelle.


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First Friday

Friday, April 5th from 10:00am to 9:00pm

Tickets: FREE!

Join Poster House on the First Friday of every month for free admission and extended hours! Explore the museum’s latest exhibitions and get in on the fun by attending a tour, workshop, performance, or activity throughout the day. Every First Friday is different, offering unique opportunities to engage with rotating exhibitions and the permanent collection. Check back soon for a complete list of activities.

• 1-7pm: Print Your Own Travel Poster with Mike King – $10
• 1pm: Dirty Dancing Movie Screening
• 3pm: Collaborative Stop-Motion Animation Workshop – $15
• 6pm: Travel Poster Collage Workshop – $15
• 7pm: Ajna Dance Performance
• 7:30pm: Its Showtime NYC Dance Performance


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Posters & Cocktails LIVE!

Wednesday, April 24th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tickets: $45

After taking the hit online program Posters & Cocktails live during our Art Deco show, Poster House is thrilled to continue this new tradition with the first of two in-person events based on the exhibition Wonder City of the World: New York City Travel Posters.

Join Nicholas Lowry of Swann Auctions Galleries, Don Spiro of the Green Fairy Society, and our very own Chief Curator & Director of Content, Angelina Lippert, for a night of high-proof entertainment surrounded by the best of New York City historic advertising. The evening’s theme? Why it’s none other than old New York vs. the Jet Age!

The evening will switch between specialty NYC-themed cocktails and the witty reparté of Nicho and Angelina as they highlight some of the best posters from the early days of the Big Apple to the slick visuals of Mad Men-era Manhattan. Prepare for the wildest night at a museum you’ll ever have, with louche laughs and art historical amusements.

Ticket prices include three custom-made cocktails.

This series is generously supported by Don Lebowitz and Claudia Wagner.


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Kokedama and Cocktails

Friday, Apr 19th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Wave Hill House


Tickets: $75, including admission to the grounds and reception. Wave Hill Members save 10%.


Join us for an exciting evening as we kickoff Earth Day Weekend at Wave Hill! Delve into the art of mixology and the beauty of botanical arrangements in this unique hands-on program.

First learn to craft the perfect whiskey sour using local jams. Top-rated mixologist Daniel Dougherty of Great Performances will guide you through the step-by-step process of crafting a delicious whiskey sour. Shake up your crafted creation in your very own take home Wave Hill mason jar shaker. Local jams are included to taste and mix and will also be available for purchase to recreate other flavors at home!

Then it’s Kokedama time! Learn about the Japanese art of Kokedama, where plants are grown in moss-covered soil balls, creating beautiful and eco-friendly displays. Our knowledgeable instructor Kathryn Felt, owner of Wild Muse Flowers, will help participants discover suitable plant varieties for their Kokedama and how to master the techniques of creating their own Kokedama to bring home.


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Credit: Joshua Bright

Earth Day Weekend

April 19th through April 21st

Location: on the Grounds

Tickets: All activities free with admission unless noted in the description


Earth Day is Monday, April 22! This weekend, reflect on the beauty and resiliency of nature during a garden or wellness walk or an Earth-Day themed Family Art Project.

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Arbor Weekend

April 26th through April 28th

Location: on the Grounds


Tickets: FREE!


Join us to celebrate the trees in our gardens and neighborhoods with walks, hands-on experiences, kid-friendly activities and more! By popular demand, arborists from Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care return this spring to host a family-favorite activity, the Junior Arborist Station.


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