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Professional Learning: Between The World And Me In The Classroom

Wednesday, October 2 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Through hands-on activities and discussion, explore how to integrate Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book, Between the World and Me, into the classroom curriculum. Together, using elements from both the book and the Apollo Theater’s groundbreaking theatrical event, we will develop strategies to connect your students to this work’s biggest questions surrounding race and American history. Get your tickets here.

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Apollo Comedy Club Presents: John Phillips, Ty Davis, Billy Sorrells

Hosted By Terry Hodges

Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

The Apollo Comedy Club celebrates the Theater’s rich comedic roots. Presented in partnership with the legendary Bob Sumner (producer of Def Comedy Jam, creator of LaffMobb on Aspire), the Apollo Comedy Club features the best up and coming talent in comedy today. The comedy shows precedes the Theater’s weekend music series, Apollo Music Café, extending the Theater’s late-night offerings. Learn more here.

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The Apollo Documentary: Advance Screening

Friday, October 4 at 7:00 pm

In advance of the HBO premiere in November, the Apollo Theater hosts a community screening of the HBO documentary, The Apollo, directed by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams. The Apollo chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of the New York City landmark. This feature-length documentary weaves together rare archival footage, performances, and intimate behind-the-scenes verité from the stage adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, exploring the current struggle for racial justice in America, the role that art plays in that struggle and the broad range of African American achievement that the Apollo Theater represents.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with members of the creative team. Learn how to get your standby tickets here.

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Common – Let Love Tour

With Special Guest Jamilla Woods

Tuesday, October 8 at 8:00 pm

Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, actor and activist, Common returns to the Apollo stage to celebrate the release of his second book, Let Love Have the Last Word and his latest studio album, Let Love. This one-night-only New York City concert showcases Common’s own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer. Get your tickets here.

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Bowery Presents: Tank And The Bangas

With Special Guest: Pell

Saturday, October 19 at 8:00 pm

Coming from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are surrounded by plenty of grand musical traditions. And the five-piece group has a rare knack for combining various musical styles – fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz – into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own. Get your tickets here.



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Thursday, Oct 17 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo premieres a durational performance work IF WE WERE XYZ at Asia Society. In this new work, she explores dreams – both in the sense of the subconscious experiences we have while sleeping and the conscious aspirations we have when awake. Learn more here.

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2019 Asia Game Changer Awards

Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In partnership with Citi, Asia Society annually honors game-changing leaders from a broad geographic range and varied backgrounds; this year marks the first time that all of the honorees are women. Get your tickets here.


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2019 BAM Member Bash

Thursday, October 10 at 8:00 pm

This year’s BAM Member Bash features acclaimed absurdist illusionist performance-art trio Elephant Room, which comprises contemporary clowns Geoff Sobelle, Trey Lyford and Steve Cuiffo with sultry tunes spun and fine beats mixed by Philadelphia’s own Madame Luv. After the performance, stick around to mingle and dance with fellow BAM supporters. Learn more here.

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Member Mingle

Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 pm

Meet fellow BAM Members and the BAM Membership team at a pre-show reception with complimentary wine and snacks. Stop by before a performance or film screening (or just join us for a quick drink before dinner in the neighborhood). Open to all BAM members. Learn more here.

Next Wave 2019

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2019 Next Wave Art Opening Reception

Friday, Oct 18 at 5:00 pm

Join BAM for drinks and snacks at the opening of When A Pot Finds Its Purpose. View the works in BAM’s brand new gallery, with artist Glenn Kaino and curator Larry Ossei-Mensah in attendance. Learn more here.

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He Did What?

Sunday, October 27 – Saturday, November 2 at 7:00 pm

Projected on the side of a building, and broadcast to audience members’ headphones, He Did What? is a 10-minute animated, graffiti-style street opera for curious onlookers. Drop by, tune in and find out what happens. Learn more here.

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Thursday, October 31 – Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 pm

Street style meets athletic hip-hop in Brazilian choreographer Bruno Beltrão’s intoxicating, heart-stopping, gravity-defying experiment. With almost weightless physicality, the 10 male dancers of Grupo de Rua break, hover, and catapult across the stage in a visceral display of tension and release, their bodies propelled in a plea for freedom. Learn more here.


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Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion

July 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion is the first New York retrospective in forty years to focus on the legendary couturier. Drawn primarily from Pierre Cardin’s archive, the exhibition traverses the designer’s decades-long career at the forefront of fashion invention.

Stop by The Norm at Brooklyn Museum before (or after) the exhibit for Maxim’s at The Norm, an homage to Pierre Cardin’s restaurant, Maxim’s de Paris. The menu features classic dishes from the Maxim’s de Paris cookbook and seasonal dishes inspired by the iconic restaurant.

JR (French, born 1983). The Chronicles of New York City, 2018–19 (detail). Dimensions variable. © JR-ART.NET

JR: Chronicles

October 4, 2019 – May 3, 2020

Showcasing murals, photographs, videos, films, dioramas and archival materials, JR: Chronicles is the first major exhibition in North America of works by the French-born artist. Working at the intersections of photography, social engagement, and street art, JR collaborates with communities by taking individual portraits, reproducing them at a monumental scale, and wheat pasting them – sometimes illegally – in nearby public spaces. Learn more here.

Kids and families in F.A.M., 2018. (Photo: Kara Birnbaum)

F.A.M. (Family Art Magic)

Sunday, October 6 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

In Family Art Magic classes, the magic word is collaboration. Children ages 4 to 6 and their adult companions explore together to discover the world through art, play fun gallery games and make their own masterpieces in the studio. Learn more here.

A teaching artist leads an ASL tour, 2019. (Photo: Conrado Johns)

ASL Tour

Saturday, October 12 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Visitors from the D/deaf community are invited to experience BKM’s collection in an American Sign Language (ASL) tour, led by a Deaf teaching artist. The tour is in ASL only, without voice interpretation. Learn more here.

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, 2019. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra: Wagner, Brahms And Vaughan Williams

Sunday, October 27 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra opens its 46th season (and its first as Brooklyn Museum Orchestra in Residence) with music by Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms, led by guest conductor Ian Shafer. Learn more here.


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Veronica Swift

Featuring The Emmet Cohen Trio; Presented In Collaboration With Jazz At Lincoln Center

Saturday, October 12 at 8:00 pm

Veronica Swift returns to Caramoor after her rousing and lively performance at Caramoor’s 2018 Jazz Festival. At only 25 years old, she has performed all over the world with the top names in jazz and has won prestigious awards such as second place at the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in 2015. Learn more here.

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Sherezade Panthaki, Soprano With The Helicon Ensemble

Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 pm

First introduced to Caramoor audiences in 2018’s Atalanta, soprano Sherezade Panthaki is an acknowledged star in the early-music world. With a lush and commanding voice, she remains “wonderfully agile, riding her rapid vibrato up and down passagework and trills with admirable fluency” (The Wall Street Journal). In this program featuring both instrumental and vocal pieces, Panthaki is joined by the Helicon ensemble. Learn more here.

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Spooky Tales

Wednesday, October 30 at 3:30pm

Come with your little ones to a riveting storytelling performance to begin your Halloween weekend, followed by a special brew (hot cider) and other ghostly treats (cookies) served in the Summer Dining Room. Come in costume. Prizes given to all. Ages 3-8. Learn more here.


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Eric Reed Quartet: Mainly Monk

Friday, October 25 at 7:30 pm

A consummate pianist and former member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Eric Reed first toured with Wynton Marsalis at age 18, and he continues to work with the world’s top jazz luminaries. As a leading contributor to the lineage of expertly swinging jazz music, Reed has recorded dozens of albums as a leader. Learn more here.

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Trevor Watkis Quintet: The Music Of Dizzy Reece

Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 pm

A new super-group swings by Dizzy’s Club as part of a cross-continental tour. Expect hard-swinging, time-tested jazz performed with fresh arrangements and some of the top improvisers and rhythm players in modern jazz. Catch them tonight in the jazz capital of the world and the city that the great Mr. Reece now calls home. Learn more here.


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Opening Reception: ‘Alina Szapocznikow’

Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 pm

Hauser & Wirth warmly invites you to the opening reception of the first solo exhibition devoted to Alina Szapocznikow since undertaking representation of the artist’s estate in May 2018. The visceral, playful and uncanny aspects of the human bodily experience lay at the center of Szapocznikow’s oeuvre. Learn more here.


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Lincoln Center White Light Festival Presents: Sugimoto Bunraku

The Love Suicides at Sonezaki (U.S. production premiere)

Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 pm

Experience a bold interpretation of a classic Japanese drama, told through bunraku puppet theater from renowned artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. Learn more here.

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A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration: 50 Years And Counting

Friday, October 25 at 7:00 pm

Sesame Street comes to Jazz at Lincoln Center for a swinging celebration of the show’s 50th anniversary. See some of your favorite feathered and furry friends like Big Bird and Elmo sing classic Sesame Street songs alongside the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Learn more here.


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Fires In The Mirror

October 22 – December 1, 2019

Following the deaths of a Black American boy and a young Orthodox Jewish scholar in the summer of 1991, underlying racial tensions in the nestled community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted into a civil outbreak. Fires in the Mirror was Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking response. Birthed from a series of interviews with over fifty members of the Jewish and Black communities, the Drama Desk award-winning work translated their voices verbatim, and in the process revolutionized the genre of documentary theatre. Get your tickets here.


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Nature Into Art: The Gardens Of Wave Hill – A Conversation Moderated By Stephen Orr

Sunday, October 6 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nature into Art explores different areas of the gardens, with helpful information about the plants, techniques and design choices that define this remarkable garden. Learn more here.

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Vulture Culture: A Live Bird Presentation

Saturday, October 19 at 2:00 pm

Observe vultures and other scavenging birds of prey and hear about their adaptive (and somewhat cringe-worthy) behaviors with Brian Robinson of Robinson Wildlife Lectures. Learn more here.