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Exciting Events Around New York: January 2022



By Great Performances

Explore Great Music, Art and More at Our Partner Venues This Month!

Photo: ©BAM


Monday, January 17

This year, we’re expanding our beloved annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a wide variety of free events for community members of all ages and interests. Choreographer Reggie Wilson offers POWER, a propulsive new dance piece. Live music returns to BAMcafé. A free screening of Attica by Stanley Nelson spotlights the 1971 prison uprising and the urgent need for change. BAMkids offers special activities for young minds. A group exhibition by Black photographers draws inspiration from the late bell hooks. Plus, the 36th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. features musical performances (Nona Hendryx with Craig Harris & Tailgaters Tales; Sing Harlem), dance, speeches by civic leaders, and a keynote address from Dr. Imani Perry.

All visitors must present proof of vaccination and ID to attend.

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Photo: xime izquierdo ugaz | Ari with a Sunflower from Themme, The Piers, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.


November 30, 2021 – March 13, 2022

Location:BAM Strong, The Rudin Family Gallery

“Un Estado de Gracia / A State of Grace” featuring seven NYC-Based Latinx and South American artists who utilize their practices as a forum to reflect on notions of home, community, family (biological and chosen), memory, consumerism, and the complexity of identity. Each artist employs the use of varying mediums and aesthetic forms including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, and sounds to unfurl questions around displacement, migration, memory, and resilience—a resilience that has been particularly challenged in the era of COVID-19—and the journey towards social equity.

Artists: BEMBONA, Alicia Grullón, Lucia Hierro, Ronny Quevedo, Chelsea Ramírez, Kenny Rivero, xime izquierdo ugaz

Curated for BAM by Larry Ossei-Mensah, Guest Curator-at-Large

“Un Estado de Gracia / A State of Grace” presenta a siete artistas latinxs y sudamericanos con sede en Nueva York que utilizan sus prácticas como un foro para reflexionar sobre las nociones de hogar, comunidad, familia (biológica y elegida), memoria, consumismo y complejidad de la identidad. Los artistas emplean diversos medios y formas estéticas, incluida la fotografía, la escultura, la pintura, el dibujo y el sonido para plantear preguntas sobre el desplazamiento, la migración, la memoria y la resiliencia, una resiliencia que ha sido particularmente desafiada en la era de COVID-19, y el viaje. hacia la equidad social.

Artistas: BEMBONA, Alicia Grullón, Lucia Hierro, Ronny Quevedo, Chelsea Ramírez, Kenny Rivero, xime izquierdo ugaz

Photo: xime izquierdo ugaz | Ari with a Sunflower from ThemmeThe Piers, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.


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Photo courtesy Brooklyn Museum


November 19, 2021 – June 19, 2022

Location: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor

Although Andy Warhol is one of the most celebrated and recognizable artists of the twentieth century, his Byzantine Catholic upbringing, and its profound impact on his life and work, remains a lesser known facet of his career. Andy Warhol: Revelation explores the artist’s lifelong relationship with his faith that frequently appeared in his artworks.

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club


Wednesday, January 12, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: Starts at $35

This double bill showcases the traditional and the modern and everything in between. 

“One of the most commanding voices on bass today,” Yasushi Nakamura is praised for imaginative, quicksilver bass lines that deepen the groove. His blend of guitar-like precision and gut-level blues has sparked collaborations with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Hank Jones, Dave Douglas, and Steve Miller. With his charismatic stage presence and artful, hard-swinging melodic touch, Nakamura is a first-call performer capturing new audiences and fans around the world. Masayuki Hirano—better known as BIGYUKI—is a ground-breaking songwriter and virtuoso keyboard player who blends jazz, soul, hip-hop and electronica to create a sound that’s wholly his own. Alongside releasing his own inimitable music, BIGYUKI is highly sought-after as a performer and collaborator by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Kamasi Washington and Lauryn Hill. 


BIGYUKI, piano/keyboard
Yasushi Nakamura, bass
Lawrence Fields, piano
Clarence Penn, drums

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club


Thursday, January 27 – Sunday, January 30
Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: Starts at $35

Two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur shakes out new versions of songs for which she has a deep-rooted affection. On her latest recording Running On Faith, Schuur arranges music by some of her favorite performers and songwriters—from Miles Davis to Percy Mayfield to Paul Simon—all with her distinctive, jazzy charm. “I’ve been focusing on the condition of our world and selected songs that make a statement about what is, along with songs of hope, about what can be,” Schuur says. Showcasing music from Running On Faith, Schuur’s performance will include blues, straight-ahead jazz, and a few tunes that defy categorization. She is joined by an incredible cast of young, emerging talent, including trumpeter Riley Mulherkar, bassist Barry Stephenson, and drummer TJ Reddick.


Diane Schuur, vocals, piano
Riley Mulherkar, trumpet
Barry Stephenson, bass
TJ Reddick, drums

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Wednesday, January 19

Lectures 1 & 2 Virtual 6PM

Lecture 3 at Wave Hill 5PM

Location: Virtual and Onsite

An ongoing, annual series, Wave Hill’s Horticultural Lectures are devoted to garden design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. The series is curated by Wave Hill and its Friends of Horticulture Committee.

The first two lectures in this year’s series take place virtually on Zoom, once again allowing us to expand the audience far beyond Wave Hill and metropolitan New York City. The March lecture brings us all to Wave Hill for the evening, a chance to hear a dynamic speaker just as the arrival of spring can be felt across the gardens.

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