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Exciting Events Around New York: June 2024

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MR. JOE JACKSON PRESENTS: JOE JACKSON SOLO & THE MUSIC OF MAX CHAMPION

Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th at 8:00pm

 

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

 

Tickets: $82.95

 

Joe Jackson will perform an unprecedented two part performance at The Apollo on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th at 8:00pm.First, listen to the music of Joe Jackson solo, as he performs songs from his catalog. Then, Mr. Joe Jackson presents the music of Max Champion featuring a nine-piece band.

 

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YUNG N LIT MUSIC FEST

Thursday, June 13th at 8:00pm

 

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

 

Tickets: start at $172.55

 

Yung N Lit Music Fest presented by Empowerment Music Group (EMG) featuring Cash Cobain & Bay Swag, Rubi Rose, Bobby Shmurda, Asian Doll, 5ive Mics, Girll Codee, Connie Diiamond, DJ Self, DJ Smooth and Diamond The Artist.

 

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Film Screening:
The Making of America's First Guru

Monday, June 17th from 6:30pm t0 8:00pm

 

Tickets: $8 Members, $15 Nonmembers

 

Join us for a screening of excerpts from America’s First Guru, a PBS special documentary telling the story of legendary Indian monk Swami Vivekananda’s experiences and impact in America. The screening will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Raja Choudhury, Dr. Mukesh Prasad of the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute at Harvard University, and Swami Sarvapriyananda, Minister of the Vedanta Society of New York.

 

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Leo Bar Happy Hour:
Celebrate Pride Month

Join Asia Society and the Human Rights Campaign to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

 

Thursday, June 20th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

 

Tickets: $25 includes a free drink

 

Asia Society is partnering with Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for a special Leo Bar to celebrate Pride on Thursday, June 20!

Enjoy a fabulous evening of networking with the LGBTQ+ community, and make new professional and personal connections. There will be a special exclusive performance by Broadway’s Jaygee Macapugay!

 

5:00 p.m. Doors open
5:30-6 p.m. Program
5:30-8 p.m. Music by DJ Kai Song, cocktails, & snacks

 

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Cheryl Pepsii Riley’s Black Velvet Mondays Experience

Monday, June 3rd at 8:00pm

 

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building, The Adam Space / BAM Café

 

Tickets: FREE

 

Chart-topping R&B vocalist Cheryl Pepsii Riley created a sensation with Black Velvet Mondays, the warm, welcoming weeknight concerts and jam sessions she initially launched in Greenwich Village. Now, she’s bringing it all back home to Brooklyn, the borough where she was born and raised, with a new series serving up free live music.

 

More than just an open-mic session, the Black Velvet Mondays Experience promotes artistry, music education, and community, and supports personal and creative expression, building confidence and growth among its artists. The showcase is known as a safe, encouraging space for singers, instrumentalists, dancers, and other performers of all kinds to hone their craft and Trust Their Gifts (the night’s mantra) before making the leap to the big time. You never know what well known or future superstar you might catch.

 

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Tuesday, June 4th through Sunday, June 9th

 

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building, Howard Gilman Opera House

 

Tickets: start at $35

 

The company that changed American dance forever returns to Brooklyn with two robust programs, featuring stunning works by Jamar Roberts, Hans van Manen, and Alonzo King, as well as iconic Ailey classics Memoria, A Song for You, Cry, and the transcendent masterpiece Revelations. Experience the agility and soul of “America’s most popular dance company” (The New Yorker) on the BAM stage, where Alvin Ailey first performed in 1956. Over 65 years later, the company continues to champion African American artistry and forge a bold new path for Ailey’s legacy—and modern dance itself.

 

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First Saturday: Fruitful

Saturday, June 1st from 5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Register for free

 

Celebrate Pride with a glittering lineup of queer and trans artists, collectives, writers, and musicians who are creating opportunities for community and joy throughout Brooklyn. From erotic literary readings of the new anthology SLUTS to musical sets from freshly released records, the evening spotlights recent art that’s shaping queer culture.

 

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Funky Reggae House Party’s Hard Fete, February 2024. (Photo: Zen @jpeg.zen)

Funky Reggae House Party Presents a Brooklyn Pride Carnival

Saturday, June 8th from 7:00pm t0 12:00am

 

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

 

Tickets: start at $15 ($25 after the first 100 tickets are sold) and include after-hours access to Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

 

Celebrate Brooklyn Pride with Funky Reggae House Party, a Brooklyn-based collective that amplifies queer and trans West Indian community. Lime and vibe with a dynamic lineup of DJs and other live performances, featuring founders Visuallocs and Captain Dymond and special guests Boston Chery, A.Sauce, Cakey Koutour, Krys X, and Alex Mali.

 

Influenced by the colorful traditions of their homeland, Trinidad, Funky Reggae House Party enhances the range of Caribbean creative contributions to Brooklyn nightlife and beyond. When they’re not palancing at events, they are working hard behind the scenes to open a queer West Indian bar and community space called The Village BK.

 

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Celebrating Juneteenth

Charles Turner & Uptown Swing

Sunday, June 16th at 4:00pm

 

Tickets: FREE

 

Join Caramoor as we celebrate African American freedom and achievement! Known as our country’s second Independence Day, Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and honors their families, heritage, and resilience. Millions celebrate this nationally and globally significant American holiday. Channeling the spirit of Harlem with vibrant swing and vital blues, Charles Turner & Uptown Swing perform music from the 1920s to the present day. Family-friendly activities complete this annual June jubilee steeped in tradition and joy. All are welcome! This event is FREE.

 

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Summer Gala

Honoring Wynton Marsalis

 

Saturday, June 22nd at 5:00pm

 

Welcome summer with an extraordinary evening at Caramoor! Celebrate our 10-year collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and help us honor virtuoso jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and longtime Caramoor friend Wynton Marsalis. Gather with your Caramoor community to sip cocktails before you settle into your premium concert seating in the Venetian Theater, where the joyful sound of big band jazz — performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra — will envelop you. After the concert, finish your memorable evening with an elegant dinner and dessert under a canopy of twinkling stars.

 

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JAZZTOPAD FESTIVAL: KRIS DAVIS & LUTOSLAWSKI QUARTET

World Premiere of ‘The Solastalgia Suite

 

Thursday, June 13th at 7:00pm & 9:00pm

 

Tickets: start at $20

 

Part of Poland’s 8th Jazztopad Festival, Dizzy’s Club proudly presents Kris Davis and the Lutoslawski Quartet premiering The Solastalgia Suite. Drawing inspiration from Olivier Messiaen’s haunting Quartet for the End of Time composed amid the turmoil of World War II, The Solastalgia Suite explores the impact of environmental change. Davis bonds influential elements from Messiaen, Beyoncé, and Cecil Taylor, creating a living work that dissolves clear boundaries between what’s scripted and what’s spontaneous.

 

For the past twenty years, Jazztopad Festival has commissioned music from major American and European artists including Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Jason Moran, Joelle Leandre, Vincent Courtois, William Parker, Vijay Iyer and Terence Blanchard. Jazztopad’s international creative partnerships have included such prestigious organizations as the Monterey Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, London Jazz Festival and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Live recordings from the festival have been released by ECM and Blue Note Records.

 

The American edition of Jazztopad is first and foremost an opportunity to get to know the most important artists of the Polish contemporary jazz scene, which is a strongly recognized brand in the world both in terms of the quality of the festivals and the artistry of the featured musicians.

 

The project is organized by the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

 

JOE FARNSWORTH’S TIME TO SWING QUINTET

Thursday, June 20th through Sunday, June 23rd

 

Tickets: start at $20

 

A true mentor who leadsby example, drummer and composer Joe Farnsworth brings his intergenerational ensemble to Dizzy’s Club. Over four nights, the award-winning artist’s Time to Swing Quintet presents a high-octane program of blistering solos, dynamic ballads, and joyful spontaneity at its highest level. Don’tmiss this special performance that features three generations of master artists.

 

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ARTEMIS

Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st

 

Location: The Appel Room

 

Tickets: start at $65.50

 

Experience the 2023 DownBeat Jazz Group of the Year in front of the breathtaking backdrop of the NYC skyline in The Appel Room. The all-star supergroup Artemis performs original music from its distinguished members comprised of modern jazz bandleaders and composers. Join us for an evening of unparalleled musical brilliance led by pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, and featuring alto saxophonist and flautist Alexa Tarantino, tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Noriko Ueda, and drummer Allison Miller.

 

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RHYTHMS OF INDIA: THE JLCO WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th

 

Location: Rose Theater

 

Tickets: start at $40.50

 

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents Rhythms of India, continuing its proud tradition of international community building and cultural exchange. In collaboration with master Indian artists – flautist Jay Gandhi, tabla artist Anubrata Chatterjee, ghatam artist Ghatam Umashankar, and vocalists Malini Awasthi and Roopa Mahadevan – the JLCO bonds the melodies and rhythms of raga-based music and different folk styles with the tradition of jazz – a union poised to captivate audiences of all ages.

 

Drawing inspiration from iconic Indian compositions like “Kesariya Balam,” echoing the voices of Rajput princesses welcoming home their beloveds, and classic raga “Miyan Malhar,” evoking thundering clouds and pouring rain, this Rose Theater performance invites listeners on a journey through colorful soundscapes and moving stories. From the lively Punjabi folk song “Kothe Te Aa Mahiya” to the soul-stirring Thumri “Ka Karu Sajni,” each piece reflects a unique aspect of Indian culture and history.

 

Witness this vibrant exchange of ideas and celebration of diversity!

 

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First Friday

Friday, June 7th 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.

 

1-7pm Drop-In Pride Poster-Making Workshop

1pm Zoolander Screening

3pm Wonder City of the World Curatorial Tour

5pm Genius on Display: Sohia Yeshi

6:30pm Miss Poster House NYC

 

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Drink & Draw: Queer Artist Stories

Friday, June 21st from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Tickets: $40

 

Queer Artist Stories offers a unique twist on traditional figure drawing sessions. Instead of a passive model, a local queer artist will be posing and sharing their personal story while participants sketch them. The session aims to provide a platform for LGBTQ+ artists to share their compelling narratives.

 

This event fosters an intimate dialogue between the artists and the attendees. The session will kick off with short warm-up poses before progressing to four 10-minute poses, during which the artist will cover topics such as technique, style, community, and inspiration from a queer perspective.

 

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Credit: Joshua Bright

Father’s Day

Sunday, June 16th from 10:00am to 5:00pm

 

Location: on the grounds

 

Tickets: Father’s Day is a premium day for admission at the front entrance; $2 surcharge per visitor.

 

Father’s Day comes just as summer is filling our hearts. Celebrate Dad with a memorable day in vibrant gardens. Spend the day together with a special Family Art Project, a guided walk in the gardens and a free session of community yoga.

 

Enjoy the very rare opportunity to picnic on the Wave Hill House Lawn. Bring your own feast or purchase a delicious picnic curated by our exclusive partner Great Performances. Limited, first come, first served seating will also be available in Armor Hall for picnic purchasers. If you would like to picnic on the Wave Hill House Lawn, you may bring your own blanket and outdoor folding chairs.

 

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Photo: John Gram

Carnegie Hall Citywide Concert: Jasmine Rice LaBeija

Thursday, June 27th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

 

Location: Great Lawn; Rain Site: Armor Hall

 

Tickets: Free, and admission to the grounds is free on Thursdays

 

“Drag is a grand opera” according to renowned drag artist Jasmine Rice LaBeija—and she should know. A Juilliard-trained tenor with a commanding voice and razor-sharp wit, LaBeija has sold out performances at the Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process series, Lincoln Center, and queer clubs around the world. In addition to being the International Godmother of the Royal House of LaBeija—recently shouted out in Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul (Queens Remix)”—she has also been a host of Dragged and was the face of New York City’s 2020 Pride celebrations. Don’t miss the chance to experience one of New York’s great entertainers in this free presentation in partnership with Carnegie Hall Citywide.

 

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CITYPICKLE AT WOLLMAN RINK

Projected Opening May 1st

 

Open Daily from 8:00am to 9:00pm

 

Court rentals, clinics, open play, special events…we have you covered.

 

We welcome all levels, from beginners to elite players.

 

Come play on our 14 courts, the largest pickleball offering in the Northeast!

 

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