EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: FEBRUARY 2024

By Great Performances

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

The Apollo Theater's soundstage can be rented to host your special event

APOLLO MUSIC CAFÉ

Location: Apollo’s Soundstage

Tickets: $30 (Plus $10 food and beverage minimum)

Perfect for date night, or a night out with friends, the Apollo Music Café series has served as a launching pad for numerous artists including Grammy winners PJ Morton and Samara Joy showcasing their unique artistry in an intimate nightclub setting. The series features diverse performances across a myriad of genres (R&B, hip-hop, soul, jazz, latin, pop, funk and rock) and showcases artists drawn from the independent music scene who are making their mark in the industry.

BLAKLEY – Friday, February 2nd at 10:00pm

Blakley’s soulful voice captures your heart at the rise and fall of every note, mesmerizing audiences and musical tastemakers alike. Grammy Award-winning producer Adam Blackstone calls him one of his favorite vocalists. After making the ABC’s Boy Band finale and forming the 4th Avenue band with fellow contestants– this hopeless romantic steps into the spotlight for a night of ballads on our intimate Soundstage.

WÉ ANI – Saturday, February 3rd at 10:00pm

Join us as we welcome this Harlem native, Amateur Night alum and American Idol 2023 contestant home for an intimate night on our Soundstage!

RIP MICHEALS LIVE “DID I GO TOO FAR”?

Friday, February 23rd at 8:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $45.20

Rip Micheals brings the Did I Go Too Far comedy show to The Apollo live on February 23, 2023. Featuring music by DJ Self.

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LEO BAR HAPPY HOUR

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Asia Society!

Friday, February 9th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Tickets: $20 which includes one drink

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with an evening of cocktails and music from DJ Kai Song on Friday, February 9 from 5:30 to 8 PM. Enjoy the gorgeous Garden Court as you ring in the Year of the Dragon, mingle with friends, and make new connections at Asia Society!

Bo Law Kung Fu will perform a lion dance, and there will be fortune telling stations with Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith, authors of the Pocket Chinese Almanac. There will also be an opportunity to watch “Reimagined Volume II: Mahal”, a virtual reality animated film directed by award-winning creator Michaela Ternasky-Holland.

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COAL + ICE installation view of David Breashears's Mount Everest, Main Rongbuk Glacier, Tibet, China, 2007. Photograph by Leah Thompson

NEW EXHIBITION: COAL + ICE

Tuesday, February 13th through Sunday, August 11th

Asia Society is proud to present COAL + ICE, an immersive photography and video exhibition accompanied by a series of related programs. COAL + ICE visualizes the causes and consequences of the climate crisis and foregrounds creative solutions.

Throughout the run of the exhibition, climate change will take center stage at Asia Society, including speaker events, performances, films, and more. Asia Society has joined forces with a network of partner organizations across New York City’s five boroughs to concurrently present exhibitions and events, expanding the conversation to inspire deeper engagement on how the climate crisis affects our global and local communities.

COAL + ICE is co-curated by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and international exhibition designer Jeroen de Vries, and led by Orville Schell, Asia Society Vice President and Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.

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HOMAGE TO THE EARTH:

ABIGAIL WASHBURN, MARTHA REDBONE, AND JEN SHYU

Wednesday, February 14th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Tickets: $30 Nonmembers, $20 Members. Students/Seniors: Contact Box Office for Discount!

Homage to the Earth: Abigail Washburn, Martha Redbone and Jen Shyu is presented on occasion of the opening of Asia Society’s COAL + ICE, a festival of culture to inspire action on climate change. COAL + ICE is on view Wednesday, February 14, 2024 until 7:30 p.m. at the Asia Society Museum.

An extraordinary group of musicians, traversing traditions from classical to folk, come together for the first time ever in a collaborative evening of musical reverence for nature, driven by the urgency to defend life on our planet. Global musical styles find a common voice that highlights the humanizing quality of music and our relationship to our ancestors. Abigail Washburn, Martha Redbone, and Jen Shyu join forces and voices for this homage to the earth.

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OUR CLASS

Friday, January 12th through Sunday, February 11th

Location: BAM Fisher, Fishman Space

Tickets: start at $59

MART FOUNDATION & ARLEKIN PLAYERS PRESENT
OUR CLASS

WRITTEN BY TADEUSZ SŁOBODZIANEK
DIRECTED BY IGOR GOLYAK
ADAPTATION BY NORMAN ALLEN

Featuring: Gus Birney, Andrey Burkovskiy, Jack DiFalco, José Espinosa, Tess Goldwyn, Will Manning, Stephen Ochsner, Alexandra Silber, Richard Topol and Ilia Volok.

Friends. Enemies. Classmates. Based on the true story

Ten Polish classmates — five Jewish and five Catholic — grow up as friends and neighbors, then turn on one another with life and death consequences. Inspired by real life events surrounding a horrific 1941 pogrom in a small Polish village, this shocking, timely story follows their lives from childhood through eight decades in a new contemporary production of Tadeusz Słobodzianek’s masterpiece, from Ukrainian-born Jewish director Igor Golyak (The Orchard; State vs. Natasha Banina).

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BARK OF MILLIONS

Monday, February 5th through Saturday, February 10th

Location: BAM Strong, Harvey Theater

Tickets: start at $35

BAM, Onassis USA and Pomegranate Arts
Present

Bark of Millions
Lyrics and direction by Taylor Mac
Music and musical direction by Matt Ray
Part of Winter/Spring 2024

A powerhouse collective of international artists ignite an electrifying collision of performance, live music, and drag spectacle in the latest from theater-making renegades Taylor Mac, Matt Ray, and Machine Dazzle. The team unleashes their creativity in a rock opera meditation on queerness, featuring 55 original songs by Mac and Ray and a bevy of costumes by Dazzle. With the fierce elation of a pride parade, Bark of Millions is a luxuriant, provocative spectacle unlike any other.

From the award-winning creative and producing teams behind A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, this joyous epic is both a celebration of and a gift to the queer canon, expanding the archive for generations to come.

With Ari Folman-Cohen, Bernice “Boom Boom” Brooks, Chris Giarmo, Dana Lyn, El Beh, Greg Glassman, Jack Fuller (Vocal Captain), Joel E. Mateo, Jules Skloot, Le Gateau Chocolat, Lisa “Paz” Parrott, Machine Dazzle, Mama Alto, Marika Hughes, Matt Ray, Sean Donovan (Associate Choreographer), Steffanie Christi’an, Stephen Quinn, Taylor Mac, Thornetta Davis, Viva DeConcini, and Wes Olivier.

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Sunday Art: Lunar New Year, 2022. (Photo: Elena Olivo)

SUNDAY ART: LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

January 14th through February 18th

Tickets: free with Museum admission

Bring the family to this free drop-in program celebrating Lunar New Year. We’ll create art inspired by the collection and enjoy a lion dance performance by the Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club.

Locations
February 11: Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
February 18: Porcelains in the Mist: The Kondō Family of Ceramicists, 2nd Floor

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

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM

Thursday, February 29th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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

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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IVALAS QUARTET

2022–23 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence

Sunday, February 25th at 2:00pm

Tickets: start at $30

The final concert in the Ivalas Quartet’s 2022–23 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residency, postponed from June 2023, represents their ongoing commitment to showcasing diverse voices. Their program, spotlighting Black and indigenous composers, includes a world premiere by Derrick Skye, a composer with Ghanaian, Nigerian, Native American, and British/Irish ancestry who believes music is a doorway into understanding other cultures.

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FAT TUESDAY WITH ALPHONSO HORNE & THE GOTHAM KINGS

Tuesday, February 13th at 7:00pm

Tickets: start at $20

Trumpet player and irrepressible band leader Alphonso Horne leads this high-octane outfit inspired by the music of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band. Gotham Kings engages the virtuosity of Louis Armstrong and innovative genius of King Oliver to invite audiences into an immersive sound chamber that transmits rags, stomps, shouts, and funk. This high energy set celebrates the legacy of Mardi Gras with a dynamic band and repertoire that bonds past, present, and future.

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DIZZY’S VALENTINE’S DAY,

WITH MORGAN JAMES

Wednesday, February 14th at 7:00pm

Tickets: start at $225

Dizzy’s Club welcomes back a beloved Valentine’s Day tradition: an evening with Morgan James. The award-winning singer and songwriter shares her imaginative storytelling and theatrical presence in an intimate performance for friends and lovers alike. Alongside music from her acclaimed 2023 release Nobody’s Fool, she presents acoustic interpretations of repertoire from iconic artists like Donny Hathaway, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, and Otis Redding. Says the magnetic artist, “This music is me: classic elements, timeless melodies, and lyrics from my soul and experience. We need that right now.”

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MASTERS OF FORM: DUKE, JELLY ROLL, AND MINGUS THE JLCO WITH WYNTON MARSALIS WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANDY FARBER

Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd

Location: Rose Theater

Tickets: start at $40.50

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Just like buildings, songs have structure—and the forms they take affect us in powerful ways we may not always understand. Music-directed by trombonist Vincent Gardner, this Rose Theater event featuring the JLCO honors three distinct but equally innovative masters of form: Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Charles Mingus.

Each composer experimented with the boundaries of jazz, tinkering with formal elements like melody, harmony, and time to summon the sublime. Similarly, the immortal Frank Lloyd Wright transformed how we relate to the structures in which we live—and so, special guest Andy Farber premieres his ambitious new work Usonian Structures to honor the influential architect. Part of the Ertegun Jazz Concert Series.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • The JLCO tackles the music of three jazz giants and explores the meaning of musical form.
  • Special guest Andy Farber premieres Usonian Structures – a work inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Music directed by Vincent Gardner.
  • A pre-concert lecture precedes each performance at 7pm.

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DIANNE REEVES: LOVESTRUCK

Friday, February 16th and Saturday, February 17th

Location: Rose Theater

Tickets: start at $40.50

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s most romantic tradition returns to the Rose Theater just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend. Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves leads her all-star quintet, sharing songs of rapture and anguish, of romance and heartbreak—all in celebration of that mysterious force we call love.

Expect cherished standards and surprise repertoire delivered by an expert song interpreter and supreme vocalist whose approach to melody and phrasing is as skilled as it is spontaneous. Don’t miss this mid-season favorite.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A Valentine’s Day tradition by the masterful vocalist.
  • Featuring Dianne Reeves’ acclaimed quartet.
  • Expect old standards and surprise repertoire.

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FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, February 2nd 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. Every First Friday is different–check back soon for a complete list of activities.

Live Letterpress Printing $10 1-7pm

Recycled Bookbinding workshop: $20 2-3:30

Art Deco curatorial tour: 4pm

Gettin’ Fishy with Miss Toto: Drag & Tag Presentation and Performance 6:30pm

Songs From If This Be Sin, a Musical by Kirya Traber & Sissi Liu 7:15pm

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BIODYNAMIC BOUNTY: ECO-CONSCIOUS WINE TASTING & TOUR

Thursday, February 8th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tickets: $45

Reflecting on the ongoing environmental crises can lead to despair, but it’s not all doom and gloom! Industries around the globe are finding ways to adapt and reduce their environmental impact every day, including the wine industry. Join Joel Schott of Skurnik Wines to discover how vineyards are developing sustainable practices to reduce their environmental impact while still creating delicious wines. Learn about the differences between organic, natural, and biodynamic wines while tasting examples of each. Along the way, join curator Tim Medland for a tour of the exhibition We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970–2020. Select wines will be available for purchase at the end of the evening.

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Photo: Joshua Bright

SOOTHING WINTER SOAPS WORKSHOP

Sunday, February 11th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Wave Hill House

Tickets: $65, including admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%

Make your own cold-processed soap with Melissa Rivera of Holistic Energy Healing. Each batch is made from all natural ingredients, including fragrance and essential oils that soothe winter-weary skin and have an amazing scent! Go home with a full pound of homemade soap, enough for several bars to keep or share. Participants will work in small groups. Winter Haven event.

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Photo: Adrianna Tan

CHROMIC DUO

Sunday, February 25th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Armor Hall

Tickets: $30 Adult/$16 Student with ID/$14 Child (8-18), including admission to the grounds. Advance tickets $2 off. Wave Hill Members save 10%

With their unique blend of toy piano, electronics, and multimedia, Chromic Duo— comprised of award-winning pianists Lucy Yao and Dorothy Chan—present Room of Oceans, a program that ruminates on the question: How can we create moments of connection and empathy? Featuring pieces inspired by nature, Chromic invites audiences to reflect on their current state of being, believing that by slowing down and looking at the smallest objects of the everyday, “we can uncover truths and reimagine how we connect with each other.”

This concert is part of “Roots and Branches,” Wave Hill’s indoor concert series featuring artists from across musical disciplines, exploring how traditions and heritage inspire musical exploration and growth. Explore more Roots and Branches concerts here.

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ICE SEASON RETURNS!

now through March, 15th, 2024

Wollman Rink NYC in iconic Central Park will open for ice skating daily from Saturday, October 28th, 2023 to March 15, 2024.

Don’t miss your chance to skate at Wollman Rink NYC, the perfect place to enjoy an iconic New York experience!

Tickets on sale now!

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RINK SIDE IGLOOS

now through March 15th, 2024

Elevate your skating experience at Wollman Rink inside our cozy, private, heated Rink Side igloos, under the Midtown Manhattan skyline in Central Park. Both of our transparent igloos feature an electric fireplace, soft lighting, and comfy seating for eight, as well as delicious food and beverage options.

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EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: JANUARY 2024

By Great Performances

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

UPTOWN HALL: THE INCONVENIENT KING

Sunday, January 14th at 2:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: Free with RSVP

The Apollo has a decades-long tradition of serving as a convener for our community as well as people from across New York City. That tradition continues as The Apollo partners with WNYC in our 18th annual celebration of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his enduring legacy on the culture.

This year’s presentation focuses on a renewed commitment to understanding the context, confronting the complexity, and elevating our collective consciousness in the face of injustice and discrimination.

NPR’s Notes from America host, Kai Wright moderates the first hour of this year’s celebration. Music, spoken word and other forms of creative expression round out the afternoon. Please check back for additional information about this program.

Not to know is bad; not to want to know is worse.” – African proverb

In collaboration with March On Washington Film Festival.

Uptown Hall: The Inconvenient King is part of The Apollo’s Winter/Spring 2024 season.

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING:

APOLLO STORIES

Monday, January 29th from 8:30am to 3:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Soundstage

Tickets: Before December 31, 2023: $25; After January 1, 2024: $35

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR EDUCATORS
Join Apollo Education for a full day Professional Learning Workshop to explore our groundbreaking national digital learning hub, Apollo Stories. These educator-created materials will spark critical thinking in the minds of your students and ignite thought-provoking discussions on justice, culture, and identity.

The Apollo Stories team will provide expert guidance for seamlessly integrating and adapting the free lessons featured on the platform into your classroom curricula. Gain hands-on facilitation experience and dive into engaging, practical, classroom-ready activities that include discussion & writing prompts, assessments and various arts integrations.

By attending this workshop, you will have full access to the Apollo Stories digital learning hub and more from our profound inaugural project, Between the World and Me, by award-winning author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, as well as an exciting first look at our upcoming project, The Renaissance Mixtape created by dynamic artists and educators, Soul Science Lab.

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FROM MEIJI TO NOW: THE MAKING OF MODERN JAPAN

Wednesday, January 17th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tickets: $20 Nonmembers; $10 Members

The significance of the Meiji Restoration, an important political period in Japanese history credited for ushering in an era of major political and social change continues to be debated extensively, more than a century and half on. As the third-largest economy in the world, Japan today is assuming an increasingly assertive role on the global stage and continues to undergo rapid changes, as it did during the Meiji era. This program will focus on the transformations in politics, society, and culture Japan experienced during the Meiji era and their relevance to the contemporary era; examine the parallels and continuity between the two periods of transformation; and explore their implications for the region as well as the wider world.

This program is associated with Asia Society’s current Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan exhibition, which reevaluates a seminal era of turmoil, creativity, and transformation in Japan spanning the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries.

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Howardena Pindell, Autobiography: East/West (Gardens), 1983. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery

BLACK ARTISTS SHAPING ASIAN ART: JOAN KEE & STEVEN NELSON

Monday, January 22nd from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tickets: $15 Nonmembers, $8 Members. Students and Seniors: Contact Box Office for Discount!

In this conversation, renowned art historians Joan Kee and Steven Nelson will discuss Black artists who have incorporated Asian techniques, motifs, philosophies, and forms into their innovative works, resulting in a rich artistic dialogue that expands the boundaries of modern and contemporary art. Drawing from Kee’s recent book, The Geometries of Afro Asia: Art beyond Solidarity (2023), this discussion will center around the ink paintings of Norman Lewis, the impact of travel in China on the sculptures of Barbara Chase-Riboud, and the role of Japanese landscape architecture in the work of Martin Puryear.

Venturing beyond existing stories of globalism, the intersection of Black and Asian art can help us reimagine art history as it expands, folds, curves, and bends across time and space.

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OUR CLASS

Friday, January 12th through Sunday, February 4th

Location: BAM Fisher, Fishman Space

Tickets: start at $59

MART FOUNDATION & ARLEKIN PLAYERS PRESENT
OUR CLASS

WRITTEN BY TADEUSZ SŁOBODZIANEK
DIRECTED BY IGOR GOLYAK
ADAPTATION BY NORMAN ALLEN

Featuring: Gus Birney, Andrey Burkovskiy, Jack DiFalco, José Espinosa, Tess Goldwyn, Will Manning, Stephen Ochsner, Alexandra Silber, Richard Topol and Ilia Volok.

Friends. Enemies. Classmates. Based on the true story

Ten Polish classmates — five Jewish and five Catholic — grow up as friends and neighbors, then turn on one another with life and death consequences. Inspired by real life events surrounding a horrific 1941 pogrom in a small Polish village, this shocking, timely story follows their lives from childhood through eight decades in a new contemporary production of Tadeusz Słobodzianek’s masterpiece, from Ukrainian-born Jewish director Igor Golyak (The Orchard; State vs. Natasha Banina).

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ANGEL ISLAND

Thursday, January 11th through Saturday, January 13th

Location: BAM Strong, Harvey Theater

Tickets: start at $30

BAM and Prototype Festival
Present

Angel Island
Composed and conducted by Huang Ruo
Directed by Matthew Ozawa
Film by Bill Morrison

Part of Next Wave 2023

Starting in 1910, many immigrants who journeyed to America were processed at an immigration station on Angel Island, located in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Until a fire led to its closure in 1940, the station primarily functioned as a detention center, where half a million people from 80 countries were held under barbaric conditions—some for weeks, others for years. The majority of these detainees were Chinese migrants, who were banned from entering the United States under the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, with few exceptions.

Making his BAM debut, acclaimed Chinese-American composer Huang Ruo (M. Butterfly, An American Soldier, Book of Mountains & Seas) revisits this chapter of American history in Angel Island, a poignant multimedia experience scored for voices and string quartet that blurs the boundaries of opera, theater, dance, and music. In collaboration with the Del Sol Quartet, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and archival filmmaker Bill Morrison, Huang Ruo and director Matthew Ozawa weave a powerful requiem from the century-old poetry engraved on the detention center’s walls by some of the hundreds of thousands of Chinese immigrants who were incarcerated and subjected to dehumanizing horrors. Angel Island arrives amid an ongoing epidemic of brutal violence and rampant discrimination against immigrants, asylum-seekers, and Asians across the diaspora. This production is a stirring plea for care and empathy as well as a visceral, clear-eyed tribute to the rebellion and resilience of those who passed through and perished at Angel Island.

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THE 38TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Monday, January 15th at 10:30am

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

Tickets: Tickets are free for this event and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8am on January 15 in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House lobby.

Presented by BAM and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso

Part of Winter/Spring 2024

We honor Dr. King’s radical spirit at this beloved Brooklyn tradition, which rings in a new year with musical performances and an invigorating call to action. Keynote speaker Reginald Dwayne Betts—a poet, lawyer, and founder and CEO of Freedom Reads—offers reflections on freedom anchored in his own journey, his enduring commitment to social justice, and his work to radically transform access to literature in prison. Featuring uplifting performances by Sing Harlem and singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin, this annual tribute invites us to reflect, recharge, and support one another as we carry on Dr. King’s relentless pursuit of equality and justice.

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Sunday Art: Lunar New Year, 2022. (Photo: Elena Olivo)

SUNDAY ART: LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

January 14th through February 18th

Tickets: free with Museum admission

Bring the family to this free drop-in program celebrating Lunar New Year. We’ll create art inspired by the collection and enjoy a lion dance performance by the Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club.

Locations
January 14: Arts of Asia, 2nd Floor
January 21: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
January 28: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
February 11: Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
February 18: Porcelains in the Mist: The Kondō Family of Ceramicists, 2nd Floor

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

POP-UP PERFORMANCE:

BROOKLYN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Sunday, January 21st from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Tickets: Free with Museum admission

Drop by to hear music selections performed by members of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, the Museum’s orchestra in residence.

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YES TRIO FEATURING ALI JACKSON JR., AARON GOLDBERG, AND OMER AVITAL

Monday, January 8th and Tuesday, January 9th

Tickets: start at $20

An explosive ensemble of swinging rhythms, virtuosic language, and high-level spontaneity, YES Trio features three distinctive solo leaders whose combined expression invites audiences to truly lose themselves in the music. Bonded by a 30-year friendship, Ali Jackson, Omer Avital, and Aaron Goldberg center swing as “a timeless idea,” and combine their roots and experiences, from Motown to the Middle East, from blues to bebop, for a joyful and sensitive journey. For this two-night event, they celebrate the release of their third album Spring Sings, presenting fresh arrangements of standards with beautiful original compositions.

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A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN JAZZ, CURATED BY ALEXA TARANTINO AND CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT

Tuesday, January 30th at 7:00pm

Tickets: start at $20

This evening’s performance unveils a new series curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Artist Advisory Council. The Council’s series showcases new and lesser-heard voices, sounds, and musings to Dizzy’s Club with the mission of expanding JALC’s global jazz community. Council members Alexa Tarantino and Cécile McLorin Salvant have co-curated this evening to celebrate women in jazz by bringing an intergenerational ensemble of up-and-coming artists to the Dizzy’s Club stage.

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THE UNITY JAZZ FESTIVAL

Friday, January 12th and Saturday, January 13th

Location: Ertegun Atrium

Tickets: start at $85.50

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Welcome to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s inaugural Unity Jazz Festival! Join us for a weekend of non-stop music and vibrant entertainment. Groove to the beats of 15 diverse acts, including JALC favorites and global jazz talents. The House of Swing comes alive as we expand and uplift the JALC community. Don’t miss this must-see event with emerging acts and cherished legends.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • 1 Weekend, 15 Unique Acts: From soul-stirring vocalists to electrifying instrumentalists, experience the diverse scope of jazz in all its splendor over the course of two nights!
  • The Best of Jazz: Discover seasoned maestros and rising stars as they come together under one roof, celebrating the unifying power of music.
  • All-Access Pass: Be it the captivating notes of a blues performance or the rhapsodic rhythms of a big band ensemble; every corner of Jazz at Lincoln Center will be alive with music.
  • Shape Your Own Musical Journey: Wander from stage to stage, letting the diverse sounds guide your journey. With the freedom to see any act, craft your own personalized jazz experience

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THE BLUES WITH BOBBY RUSH AND SHEMEKIA COPELAND

Friday, January 26th and Saturday, January 27th

Location: The Appel Room

Tickets: start at $90.50

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Jazz at Lincoln Center welcomes an inexhaustible legend of blues tradition and innovation: the multi-Grammy Award-winning artist and Blues Hall of Famer Bobby Rush. At 90, the Louisiana-born singer, guitarist, and blues harp master is still a unique and electric performer who takes listeners on a kaleidoscopic journey across the landscape of 20th-century American music.

Multi-Grammy-nominated vocalist and effervescent storyteller Shemekia Copeland joins Rush for this Appel Room event.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Blues Hall of Famer Bobby Rush’s first show at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
  • Stories and songs from a legendary act who spent more than a half-century touring.
  • Featuring acclaimed vocalist Shemekia Copeland.

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PUTTIN’ INK ON PAPER WITH AMOS PAUL KENNEDY, JR.

Saturday, January 27th from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Tickets: $455

Poster House is excited to partner with the Center for Book Arts for a special letterpress printing workshop with Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Over the course of this two-day workshop, participants will work collaboratively to make posters that convey environmental messaging, inspired by Poster House’s current exhibition We Tried To Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970-2020. Learn how to make striking compositions through the layering of wood type, and leave with a stack of posters that advocate for the environment. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to put ink on paper with a master printer described in Hyperallergic as having “the feistiness of a best friend, the warmth of a grandmother, a low tolerance for bullshit, and the energy of the most precocious toddler.”

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. is a prolific letterpress printer based out of Detroit, Michigan, known for his social and political commentary and distinctive, layered printing style.

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EVENING OF TRANSCENDENT SOUND

Sunday, January 21st from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: Armor Hall

Tickets: $50, including admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%.

With Wave Hill’s majestic Armor Hall space as the setting, be guided through a combined musical and meditative experience in celebration of winter transcendence. Join Bronx Arts Ensemble along with Artemis Audio & Ayurveda for a unique performance and variety of healing instruments and sounds. Wind up your transcendent evening with a tranquil stroll through the winter gardens as you depart, guided by the fading sunset and the twinkling lights along the distant banks of the Hudson River. A co-presentation with Bronx Arts Ensemble. Winter Haven event.

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Photo: Karsten Moran

WINTER WORKSPACE 2024:

DROP-IN SUNDAY

Sunday, January 28th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Glyndor Gallery

Tickets: Free with admission to the grounds

The Winter Workspace is a program that takes place over two, six-week sessions and provides artists with free studio space, a financial stipend and access to Wave Hill’s living collection. Session One takes place from January 2 to February 18, 2024. Since its start 14 years ago, the Workspace has supported more than 150 artists. During the Winter Workspace, artists have intimate access to the greenhouses, as well as horticultural and curatorial staff. Experimentation is encouraged and artists expand their practices while working on site. Artists also engage with Wave Hill visitors through Drop-In Sundays and Open Studio events, as well as adult or family workshops. At the core of the Winter Workspace is the recognition that creating art within the context of a garden is a unique experience.

The Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday series provides an opportunity for Wave Hill visitors to deepen their connection with the arts and their experience of the garden by learning how artists are drawing inspiration from our site. During this event, visitors can mingle with three Workspace Artists in their studios, ask questions and learn about their creative practice. Each Sunday a different group of artists participates.

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ICE SEASON RETURNS!

now through March, 15th, 2024

Wollman Rink NYC in iconic Central Park will open for ice skating daily from Saturday, October 28th, 2023 to March 15, 2024.

Don’t miss your chance to skate at Wollman Rink NYC, the perfect place to enjoy an iconic New York experience!

Tickets on sale now!

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RINK SIDE IGLOOS

now through March 15th, 2024

Elevate your skating experience at Wollman Rink inside our cozy, private, heated Rink Side igloos, under the Midtown Manhattan skyline in Central Park. Both of our transparent igloos feature an electric fireplace, soft lighting, and comfy seating for eight, as well as delicious food and beverage options.

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NORDSTROM PRESENTS

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

November through December

A stylish, heated rink side retreat, outfitted by Nordstrom, is part of the Wollman Rink Premier Pass experience. The Premier Pass, available as an upgrade to rink admission purchases online or in-person, includes expedited rink entry, skate rental concierge service, 2 hours of tent access, cozy “fireside” seating, complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, tea and refreshments, as well as a dedicated tent attendant and locker. Premier Passes are released one week in advance of public skating dates. Admission and skate rentals are separate, available on select dates during the ticket purchase process. Sessions start at the top of every hour, 2 hours before close. See Premier Pass page for available dates and times.

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THE ANNUAL NEW YORK TIMES DEALBOOK SUMMIT

By Ronnie Davis, Managing Director, Great Performances

There is something incredibly special about working in the “Greatest City in the World” to quote the smash Broadway Play Hamilton. It is unlike doing events anywhere else. Last week’s annual New York Times Dealbook Summit proved this once again. We at Great Performances have been privileged to work on this event for many years now and bear witness to some amazing and newsworthy insights from some of the most interesting minds to grace a stage. It is moments like this that make working in New York so unique. Set in what I consider the most beautiful room in the New York Event world, the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, we heard business trends from cooperate giants like Bob Igor of Disney and Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase. United States Vice President Kamala Harris and Isaac Herzog, the President of Israel offered insights to current events. TV producer and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes shared thoughts on some of the hit shows she has been a part of, and of course there was the controversial interview with Elon Musk that is still grabbing press attention.

In support of this great conference, we served breakfast using recipes from the New York Times “Cooking” in a successful attempt to capture the essence of New York City in our culinary offerings. Among the breakfast selections:

 Vegan Pancakes Vegan Pancakes Recipe – NYT Cooking (nytimes.com) and  Chia Pudding with Berries and Popped Amaranth Chia Pudding With Berries and Popped Amaranth Recipe – NYT Cooking (nytimes.com)

For lunch Great Performances Chef Andrew Smith created a beautiful salad of Tuscan Kale, Red Endive, Watercress & Watermelon Radishes with Roasted Pears, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Quinoa, and a Seasonal Cider Vinaigrette. We then offered guests a choice of proteins also curated from the NY Times “Cooking.”

Grilled Chicken Breast Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe – NYT Cooking (nytimes.com)

Seared Plank Salmon Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe – NYT Cooking (nytimes.com)

Grilled Tofu Grilled Tofu Recipe – NYT Cooking (nytimes.com)

At the conclusion of the Summit there was a Reception offering a selection of Hors D’ Oeuvres, Champagne and Cocktails from our current Fall menus held in the Ertegun Atrium with views of Columbus Circle and Central Park as attendees listened of course, to a Jazz Trio playing in the background.  A remarkable finish to a unique New York experience thanks to the New York Times.

The privilege of being “In The Room Where It Happens” in the Greatest City in the World is why we do what we do. This amazing City keeps giving us remarkable events like the Dealbook Summit.

I love New York.

Give the Gift of Culture

By Liz Neumark

What distinguishes New York as well as New Yorkers is our passion for culture, across the widest range of artistic platforms.  We are privileged to partner with the finest collection of cultural institutions.  Each organization is driven by passionate leaders, inspired artists, dedicated staff and loyal supporters.

They are family for us, and we are pleased to share them with you. 

The perfect holiday gift is one that gives back year round (a membership), brings joy to other New Yorkers (supporting a cultural initiative), enriches your life (a show, concert or performance) and doesn’t take up any space in a NY apartment!

Oh, how amazing it is that giving is the best form of getting!

Scroll below to learn more about our cultural partners and their membership options.

Bonus Gifts

EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: DECEMBER 2023

By Great Performances

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

DOUBLE DUTCH HOLIDAY CLASSIC

Sunday, December 3rd at 1:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $30.50

The National Double Dutch League returns to the legendary Apollo stage for the annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic. Don’t miss this family-friendly event which features world-class championship Double Dutch teams of all ages, from the United States and the world, as they compete for team positions at the national and international events.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL DOUBLE DUTCH LEAGUE (NDDL):

In 1973, David A. Walker, then a New York City Police Community Affairs Detective, developed the street game of Double Dutch into the World Class Sport that it is today. Since that initial tournament, competitive Double Dutch has expanded with citywide and national championships.

The NDDL 32nd Annual, David A. Walker Memorial, Double Dutch Holiday Classic makes possible speed and music fusion events for the best Double Dutch teams in the world. Each year, since 1991, the Double Dutch Holiday Classic has sold out to parent-supported, standing room only audiences.

Double Dutch Holiday Classic is part of The Apollo’s Fall/Winter 2023 season.

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KWANZAA:

A REGENERATION CELEBRATION

Saturday, December 30th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $25

FEATURING ABDEL R. SALAAM’S FORCES OF NATURE DANCE THEATRE AND FRIENDS
An Apollo tradition, our annual Kwanzaa Celebration returns for an uplifting performance featuring Forces of Nature Dance Theatre under the leadership of critically acclaimed choreographer Abdel Salaam.

Join us for a joyous celebration of Kwanzaa through dance from across the African Diaspora, music and spoken word, honoring the principles of Kwanzaa, family, community and culture.

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TELLING THE STORIES OF TIBETANS IN EXILE: FAR FROM THE ROOFTOP OF THE WORLD

Monday, December 4th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Tickets: $15 Nonmembers; $8 Members

Join us for a conversation with journalist Amy Yee, author of Far From the Rooftop of the World, as she shares her experience documenting the stories of Tibetans in exile. Her storytelling journey began with a hug and request from the Dalai Lama in March 2008 when she was a Financial Times reporter in India. At the time, China was cracking down on Tibetan protesters after demonstrations in Tibet turned violent. That encounter with the Dalai Lama was the start of 14 years of work across four continents spotlighting those exiled from their homeland.

While there are many books written about the Dalai Lama and Tibet, few focus on how ordinary Tibetans abroad are living and handling the extraordinary challenges of sustaining their identity and preserving culture even in exile and amid forced migration.

Amy Yee will be joined in conversation with Tsewang Rigzin, former deputy director of The Tibet Fund in Dharamsala, India and author of Exile Tibetan Community: Problems and Prospects.

Far From the Rooftop of the World will be available for purchase for this event.

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NO RULE IS OUR RULE: SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WITH EIKO OTAKE AND WEN HUI

Saturday, December 9th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Tickets: $8 Members, $15 Non-Members. Students/Seniors: Contact Box Office for Discount!

Join us for a screening and discussion of No Rule is Our Rule, a documentary film about the friendship between two fiercely independent, interdisciplinary female dance artists Eiko Otake and Wen Hui. Eiko grew up in postwar Japan and has lived in New York since the 1970s. 8 years younger, Beijing-based Wen Hui grew up during the Cultural Revolution in China and shows her work internationally. They spent a month together in China in January 2020, when the surge of COVID-19 became first known to the general public. Postponing their physical collaboration, Eiko and Wen Hui continued to converse candidly over Zoom and co-edited the footage they filmed in China. The process has deepened their mutual understanding of their past works created and presented in different historical and social contexts.

This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Film & Media Initiative at the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies, NYU. It marks Wen Hui’s first return to New York since 2018, when she presented her work Red at Asia Society. The 76-minute film screening will be followed by a discussion with the artists themselves. Yiru Chen, who joined Eiko and Wen Hui in editing, will also participate in the conversation, which is moderated by Zhen Zhang, Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies at NYU Tisch and founding Director of the Asian Film and Media Initiative.

No Rule is Our Rule was recently selected for the Munich New Wave Film Festival and won Best Feature Documentary at the Japan International Film Festival this year.

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ADAKU, PART 1: THE ROAD OPENS

Tuesday, November 28th through Saturday, December 2nd

Location: BAM Fisher, Fishman Space

Tickets: start at $35

Part of Next Wave 2023

With her resonant voice and formidable intensity, Okwui Okpokwasili creates dance theater that stirs the senses and vibrates the soul, rooted as much in the power and precision of speech as in movement. In collaboration with her longtime partner, the director Peter Born, Okpokwasili has bucked convention by embracing the impromptu, running fearlessly towards the unknown and establishing herself as “an expectation-confounding blend of authority and vulnerability” (The New York Times).

adaku, part 1: the road opens finds Okpokwasili and Born stepping into a new stage of their shared practice, crafting a thrumming, richly textured sonic and visual landscape. In this inaugural chapter of a larger speculative mythology, a precolonial African village stands at the cusp of a major upheaval as its community wrestles with a conflict that could alter the futures of all of its members. Okpokwasili and the ensemble enact a collective reckoning that explores the role of ritual and the fraught relationship between ancestors and future generations, facilitating an intimate exchange between the performers and the audience.

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HOW TO LIVE (AFTER YOU DIE)

Thursday, December 7th through Saturday, December 9th

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

Tickets: start at $35

Part of Next Wave 2023

Lynette Wallworth spent her early adulthood like any average person—acting as a Bible-interpreting prophetess in a radical Pentecostal community in Sydney. In her BAM debut, the Emmy Award-winning Australian artist deftly shifts her work from film to stage to share an incisive and deeply engrossing morality tale for our times—one in which she just happens to be the protagonist. Using her medium-traversing works as touchstones, Wallworth sheds light on the seduction of cultish extremism by recounting her own descent into an exclusionary, mind-warping belief system and her eventual escape through art. Giving voice to experiences she never intended to share, Wallworth confronts and responds with bold, bracing candor to the troubling rise of implausible conspiracy theories and the toxic alliance that sometimes emerges between the extreme edges of organized religion and fascist forces. HOW TO LIVE (after you die) finds a master storyteller at the peak of her powers, pointing to the ways in which fanaticism can hold the imagination captive, unless we find the courage to reclaim the creation of our own life and story.

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Third Annual Toy Giveaway at the Brooklyn Museum, 2022. (Photo: Laval Bryant-Quigley)

SHARE THE TOY: FOURTH ANNUAL TOY GIVEAWAY

Sunday, December 17th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm

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

Tickets: free and open to the public

’Tis the season! To help spread holiday cheer, we’re hosting our fourth annual toy drive. From November 14 through December 14, stop by the Admissions Desk to drop off new, unwrapped toys for children ages 0–14 in the designated bins. On December 17, 12–3 pm, pick up gifts for your little loved ones while supplies last. After the giveaway, any remaining toys will be donated to local family shelters.

This program is free and open to the public in partnership with the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President and Grandma’s Hands.

Support local businesses! After donating a toy, receive a code for a discount at the Museum Shop. Plus, shop at Little Things Toy Store in Park Slope or online with discount code BKLYN MUSEUM to receive 10% off.

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

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM

Wednesday, December 20th 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).

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ALLISON RUSSELL

A Benefit Concert

Saturday, December 2nd at 8:00pm

Tickets: Start at $125

Overview

Prepare to be captivated by the raw emotion and artistry of Montreal-native Allison Russell as she shares her remarkable journey through music. Her songs — from her thrice Grammy-nominated album Outside Child, recently named the #2 Best Album of the Year by The New York Times, and her newest album The Returner (released September 2023) — will touch your soul, leaving a lasting impact long after the last note fades away. Since this special benefit concert will help support Caramoor’s programming throughout the year, your presence will also make an impact.

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HOLIDAY ROSEN HOUSE TOURS

December 9, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21

Pricing:
General Public: $20 per person
Holiday Tea Attendees: Enjoy a special rate of $15
Members and Children 18 and Under: Admission is free!

Overview

You are invited to step into a holiday wonderland! Join us for a special tour of the art-filled Rosen House, decked out with enchanting decorations inspired by the cherished Rosen family archive. This limited-time holiday tour offers a glimpse of the family life that inspired celebrations in this historic house.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a captivating journey that’s perfect for friends and families alike. Create lasting holiday memories and immerse yourself in the rich history of the Rosen House with an unforgettable holiday tour!

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes of festive delight.

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ULYSSES OWENS, JR. BIG BAND

Wednesday, December 6th through Sunday, December 10th

Tickets: start at $25

ABOUT THE SHOW

Award-winning drummer and band leader Ulysses Owens, Jr. brings his high-octane big band back to Dizzy’s Club for a five-night engagement. A musical thrill ride, his dynamic sets are known to feature original compositions and fresh arrangements of tunes from such colossal artists as Terence Blanchard, John Coltrane, and Mulgrew Miller. Owens’ repertoire creates foundational vessels for improvised solos, lush arrangements, and energetic performances in the spirit of great big band drummers who have inspired him to continue their legacy of joy, skilled passion, and high-level musicianship.

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CHRISTIAN SANDS QUARTET:

CHRISTMAS STORIES

Thursday, December 21st through Sunday, December 24th

Tickets: start at $25

ABOUT THE SHOW

Pianist, composer, and NAACP Image Award nominee Christian Sands draws in listeners with his dynamic sensitivity, imagination, and an invitational element in every note. A multi-Grammy nominee, the Steinway Artist leads one of the most captivating small ensembles on the global scene, loved for their conversational and receptive approach to the evolving language of jazz. For this four-night event, his quartet perform compelling new material and enduring holiday favorites from his acclaimed Mack Avenue release Christmas Stories (Selections). Don’t miss this seasonal favorite at Dizzy’s Club!

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DIZZY’S NEW YEARS EVE, WITH CARLOS HENRIQUEZ NONET

Sunday, December 31st at 7:30pm

Tickets: start at $425

ABOUT THE SHOW

Ring in the New Year at Dizzy’s Club! We’re thrilled to announce the return of Grammy-nominated bassist and bandleader Carlos Henriquez leading his star-studded nonet. Treat yourself to a delicious holiday menu, unbeatable views of Columbus Circle, and a spirited set featuring tracks from Carlos’ 2023 release A Nuyorican Tale. Experience an unforgettable night of new music and New Year magic!

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BIG BAND HOLIDAYS

Wednesday, December 13th through Sunday, December 17th

Location: Rose Theater

Tickets: start at $50.50

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual Big Band Holidays performance has become a true fan favorite. This December, Ashley Pezzotti’s expressive and commanding presence rings in the most wonderful time of the year.

Together with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, she interprets classic holiday favorites like “Winter Wonderland,” “The Christmas Song,” “Deck the Halls,” and “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel.” Don’t miss this year’s hardest-swinging holiday event, music-directed by Marcus Printup and featuring vibrant new arrangements from members of the JLCO.

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FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, December 1st from 10:00am to 9:00pm

Tickets: Free all Day!

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.

4pm We Tried to Warn You Curatorial Tour

5pm Alt Text as Poetry Workshop

6:30pm Non-traditional Collage Workshop $15

7pm Gatsby Entertainment Dance Performance

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FUSED PLASTIC COLLAGE WORKSHOP

Saturday, December 9th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Tickets: $15 General / $10 Members

Have you ever wondered what you can create with discarded plastics? Presented in conjunction with the exhibition We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1920-2020, this hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the technique of fusing or layering plastics using an iron. Participants will explore the material affordances of various types of biodegradable, recyclable, and single-use plastics in order to create fused plastic collages inspired by posters on environmental activism. Join us in this imaginative intervention into the life cycle of plastics!

We encourage attendees to bring a piece of plastic to this workshop (flexible ones such as bags, mailers, or food packaging work best; they can be biodegradable, recyclable, or single-use). All materials and tools provided; no previous experience necessary.

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JAZZ, MIXOLOGY & MISTLETOE

Friday, December 15th from 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Wave Hill House, Armor Hall

Tickets: $55, including admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%.

Cocktails, flowers and festive vibes! Elevate your spirits with a night out with friends! Join us for live music and enjoy a specialty cocktail flight to inspire your own festivities. Make memories with a photo op and craft your own floral arrangement with seasonal stems to take the holiday magic home with you. End the night on a sweet note with a delicious treat! Winter Haven event.

This Friday evening, enjoy an evening stroll along lighted pathways with self-guided activities. The Café, Conservatory and Shop are open until 8:30PM. The grounds close at 9:00PM.

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HOLIDAY TEA AT WAVE HILL

Tuesday, December 26th through Friday, December 29th

Seating Times: 11AM or 2PM

Location: Wave Hill House

Tickets: $58 Adults, $35 children, including admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%.

Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances is delighted to present the Holiday Edition of its Afternoon Tea at Wave Hill. A custom menu designed specifically for Wave Hill, our Holiday Tea uses local and seasonal ingredients and inspiration from Great Performances’ own organic farm, Katchkie Farm.

Combine the flavors of the winter season with the beauty of the historic Wave Hill House. Join us for our holiday edition of Tea and Cocoa, served in the stylish Mark Twain Room which has been festively decorated for the holidays. Perfect for an intimate afternoon or for the entire family.

You’ll enjoy the comforting decadence of a traditional tea service, including:

  • Tea Sandwiches: Smoked Salmon & Dill; Fig, Goat Cheese, & Honey; Sliced Green Apples & Cheddar; Filet Mignon & Horseradish Cream
  • Scones and Shortbreads: Clotted Cream, Raspberry Jam
  • Desserts: Raspberry Tartlets; Chocolate Truffles; Assorted Macarons
  • A selection of Teas by Palais des Thés and Housemade Hot Cocoa

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ICE SEASON RETURNS!

now through March, 15th, 2024

Wollman Rink NYC in iconic Central Park will open for ice skating daily from Saturday, October 28th, 2023 to March 15, 2024.

Don’t miss your chance to skate at Wollman Rink NYC, the perfect place to enjoy an iconic New York experience!

Tickets on sale now!

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RINK SIDE IGLOOS

now through March 15th, 2024

Elevate your skating experience at Wollman Rink inside our cozy, private, heated Rink Side igloos, under the Midtown Manhattan skyline in Central Park. Both of our transparent igloos feature an electric fireplace, soft lighting, and comfy seating for eight, as well as delicious food and beverage options.

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NORDSTROM PRESENTS

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

November through December

A stylish, heated rink side retreat, outfitted by Nordstrom, is part of the Wollman Rink Premier Pass experience. The Premier Pass, available as an upgrade to rink admission purchases online or in-person, includes expedited rink entry, skate rental concierge service, 2 hours of tent access, cozy “fireside” seating, complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, tea and refreshments, as well as a dedicated tent attendant and locker. Premier Passes are released one week in advance of public skating dates. Admission and skate rentals are separate, available on select dates during the ticket purchase process. Sessions start at the top of every hour, 2 hours before close. See Premier Pass page for available dates and times.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHT: NEW YORK STEM CELL FOUNDATION

By Great Performances

New York Stem Cell Foundation Gala & Science Fair at Jazz at Lincoln Center

For more than a decade, we’ve had the honor of catering the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Gala at the iconic Jazz at Lincoln Center. Our enduring partnership is a testament to the relationships we’ve forged and our commitment to advancing the mission of NYSCF.

The NYSCF Gala celebrates scientific innovation and philanthropy, uniting leaders in science, advocacy, and entertainment to support groundbreaking stem cell research. The stunning Ertegun Atrium overlooking Central Park and Columbus Circle provided a stunning location for scientists in lab coats to connect with donors and guests as they enjoyed cocktails and shared their developments.

Ronnie Davis. Managing Director, and his team worked tirelessly to create an incredible event. From planning menus, designing floor plans, and coordinating the entertainment, every moment was carefully curated to best support NYSCF’s mission and ensure a spectacular event.

Read more about the event and how you can support The New York Stem Cell Foundation and the important work they do at the following links:

Science Powered by Patients: Highlights of the 2023 NYSCF Gala & Science Fair

The 2023 NYSCF Gala & Science Fair: A Stellar Evening of Science and Philanthropy

Gala Menu

  • Grilled Chicken Taco, Radish Escabeche, Chili Crema
  • House made Kosher Pigs in a Blanket, Deli Mustard
  • Spaghetti & Meatball, Fra Diavolo Sauce
  • Tamari Ginger Tuna Poke, Crisp Sesame Tuille
  • Tarragon Shrimp Donut, Saffron Crème, Pistachio Crumble
  • Lobster Roll, Toasted Brioche, Chives
  • Goat Cheese Bonbon, Quinoa, Marigold
  • Hudson Valley Succotash Tart, Sunchoke Puree, Crispy Kale
  • Fall Gem Lettuce, Riesling Poached Pears, Puffed Rice, Marigold Vinaigrette
  • Bread
  • Selection of Artisanal Rolls, Focaccia, Baguettes, Grissini with Olive Oil, Local Butter, Sea Salt
  • Bordelaise Glazed Short Rib, Mustard Greens, Hen of the Woods, Creamy Wheatberries
  • Eggplant Chermoula, Cauliflower Couscous, Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Crispy Chickpeas, Tahini, Chermoula, Roasted Tomatoes, Harissa
  • Vanilla Cream Bombolini
  • Mini Vanilla Ice Cream Cones, Vanilla Ice Cream, Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Lollipops, Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake Bites
  • Carrot Ginger Squares
  • Golden Apple Dome, Vanilla Apple Compote, Caramel Mousse, Caramel Glaze

New York Stem Cell Foundation Annual Conference

On October 23rd and 24th the New York Stem Cell Foundation held their annual conference at Rockefeller University. The conference consists of a series of panelists from some of the most prestigious medical schools in the country introducing new innovations in Stem Cell research. This is the fifth year Great Performances has been fortunate enough to pair with NYSCF for both the all-day conference, and the Poster Board session to follow.

Jodi Smith, Senior Event Director, and her team, kept the attendees fueled with plenty of coffee, buffets, and snacks for their daytime session, and featured our Dim Sum and Tartine stations while they browsed the displayed posters.

Conference Day 1 Menu

  • Assortment of Mini Bagels, Plain Cream Cheese & Vegetable Cream Cheese
  • Breakfast Breads & Pastries, Chef’s selection of miniature Chocolate and Plain Croissants, Apple Crunch Gluten Free Muffin, Mae Mae Blue Berry Muffin (Vegan), Morning Glory Muffin, Iced Citrus Almond Loaf, Matcha Vanilla Loaf, Butter, Assorted Preserves
  • Sliced Fruit Display, Grapefruit, Orange, Pineapple, Grapes, Mango, Kiwi, Starfruit, Mint
  • Overnight Oats, Tropical Fruits, Honey, Caramelized Bananas
  • Spinach & Mushroom Quiche, Savory Custard, Wilted Spinach, Forest Mushrooms, Butter Crust
  • Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • Fresh Orange Juice
  • Crudité Cup, Grape Tomatoes, Celery Sticks, Baby Carrots, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Hummus
  • Assorted Mini Scones, Butter, Clotted Cream, Assorted Preserves
  • Mixed Berry and Coconut Yogurt Parfait, Nut-Free Granola (Vegan)
  • Grilled Eggplant & Falafel Wrap, Romaine Lettuce, Pickled Chilies, Green Tahini, Whole Wheat Wrap
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap, Romaine Lettuce, Caesar Dressing, Pecorino Cheese, Spinach Wrap
  • Prosciutto & Fig Jam Sandwich, Prosciutto, Fig Jam, Mozzarella, Arugula, Baguette
  • Gluten Free Turkey Wrap, Romaine Lettuce, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Cabbage, Red Onions, Green Bell Pepper, Lemon Ginger Aioli, Gluten Free Wrap (GF)
  • Fall Grains, Butternut Squash, Kale, Leek, Cranberries, Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Greek Chickpea Salad, Romaine, Feta, Cucumbers, Peppers, Olives, Artichokes, Red Onion, Oregano Vinaigrette
  • Garden Salad, Carrots, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Fresh Fruit Skewers, Mango, Pineapple, Kiwi, Strawberry
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
  • Miniature Black & White Cookies
  • Freshly Popped Popcorn, Lightly Salted
  • Yogurt Covered Pretzels
  • Dill and Cheddar Pita Chips
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Day 1 - Cocktail Reception

  • Roast Beef Carpaccio Flatbread, Safron Aioli, Sea Salt, Chives
  • Ratatouille & Basil Soca Tart
  • Roasted Beets Tartine, Burrata on Ficelle
  • Herbed Roast Chicken Tartine, Fig Jam on Country Bread
  • Wild Mushroom Tartine, Whipped Ricotta, Grilled Spring Onions on Country Bread
  • Shrimp Pan Fried Dumplings
  • Pork Pan Fried Dumplings
  • Chicken Chow Mein
  • Vegetable Fried Rice
  • Accompaniments: Crispy Noodles with Soy Sauce, Ponzu, Chinese Mustard, Red Chili Sauce

Conference Day 2 Menu

  • Assortment of Mini Bagels, Plain Cream Cheese & Vegetable Cream Cheese
  • Breakfast Breads & Pastries, Chef’s selection of miniature Chocolate and Plain Croissants, Apple Crunch Gluten Free Muffin, Mae Mae Blue Berry Muffin (Vegan), Morning Glory Muffin, Iced Citrus Almond Loaf, Matcha Vanilla Loaf, Butter, Assorted Preserves
  • Sliced Fruit Display, Grapefruit, Orange, Pineapple, Grapes, Mango, Kiwi, Starfruit, Mint
  • Overnight Oats, Tropical Fruits, Honey, Caramelized Bananas
  • Spinach & Mushroom Quiche, Savory Custard, Wilted Spinach, Forest Mushrooms, Butter Crust
  • Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • Fresh Orange Juice
  • Small House made Granola Bar
  • Crudité Cup, Grape Tomatoes, Celery Sticks, Baby Carrots, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Hummus
  • Chia Seed Pudding, Orange Segments and Pistachios
  • Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Ciabatta
  • Roast Beef Panini, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, Whole Grain Dijon Aioli, Pea Shoot, Ciabatta
  • Honey Roasted Turkey, Gouda, Watercress, Honey Dijon Aioli
  • Gluten Free Turkey Wrap, Romaine Lettuce, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Cabbage, Red Onions, Green Bell Pepper, Lemon Ginger Aioli, Gluten Free Wrap
  • Pearl Couscous Salad, Roast Vegetables, Lemon, Olive Oil, Oven Roasted Tomatoes
  • Farmer’s Market Chopped Salad, Romaine, Cucumbers, Red and Yellow Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Brussels Sprout & Kale Salad, Brussels Sprouts, Watermelon Radish, Pecans, Golden Raisins, Ricotta Salata, Lemon Vinaigrette
  • S’mores Cone
  • Turtle Brownie
  • Rice Krispy Lollipop
  • Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Root Vegetables Chips
  • Soft Pretzel Nuggets

A List of the Top Holiday Party Venues in New York

By Great Performances

As we approach the end of the year, we’re filled with excitement and energy. We’re full into our fall / winter event season which is capped by holiday events of all styles and sizes! We’ve seen the merriment and joy that comes from a company’s workforce come together to celebrate the successes of the past year and look forward to continued successes in the next. It’s a time for colleagues and their loved ones to mix, mingle, and reconnect – especially after the past years’ of socially distanced or video-conferenced celebrations.

Finding the right venue for your holiday party can help set the tone for your celebration. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite venues to help provide some inspiration. But, as always, feel free to reach out to us and tap the deep expertise of our event consultants to create the perfect part for you and your teams.

We’ve broken out our list into two main groups: parties for fewer than 300 people and parties for more than 300 people.

Don’t forget to read this article by Shaun Roberts detailing some of our top tips for holiday party success and give us a call! We’re here to be of service.


Top Holiday Party Venues best for parties fewer than 300 people

 


620 LOFT AND GARDENS

Another midtown favorite, the 620 Loft & Garden, the penthouse of 620 Fifth Avenue, offers the exciting combination of a city garden and downtown style loft space for your special day. This unique combination invites the opportunity for a memorable event. As the sole event in the space, all the focus will be on you and your guests. Suitable for parties up to 120 people seated or 165 standing.


ASIA SOCIETY

Located in Upper East Side Manhattan, The Asia Society and Museum is an exceptional space that combines world-class art exhibitions, stunning architecture, and an unparalleled atmosphere – making it one of New York City’s premier event spaces. With 3 versatile spaces available for private events – the 8th Floor Banquet Hall & Conference Suite, Garden Court, and Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium- it certainly caters to any type of holiday event. Suitable for up to 250 people seated or standing.


BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC (BAM)

Recognized internationally for its innovative programming of dance, music, theater, musical theater, and opera, BAM offers five unique spaces for events including an enclosed terrace, a stage, and a ballroom. It’s perfect for as few as 40 and up to 500 guests.


 

GLASSHOUSE CHELSEA

Glasshouse Chelsea is a unique, multi-functional venue on the 14th and 21st floors of the architecturally-acclaimed Chelsea Arts Tower in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. Floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor terrace space provide guests with spectacular views of the Hudson River, Downtown, and Midtown Manhattan. This venue is perfect for up to 200 people.


 

THE PLAZA HOTEL

Located on the corner of 5th Avenue and Central Park South, The Plaza has been the setting, backdrop, and star of New York’s most memorable moments — and could be the perfect location for your holiday party! Our team of event planning experts can help ensure that your holiday party at The Plaza is a joyful celebration that everyone will remember well into the new year.


POSTER HOUSE

We love this gem located in Chelsea. Dedicated to the history of posters, this dynamic space is a perfect location for art-minded folks who will enjoy mingling in the space while viewing both contemporary and historic, thought-provoking and conversation-starting posters.


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TOP NY HOLIDAY PARTY VENUES BEST FOR PARTIES MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE


APOLLO THEATER

Established in 1934, the legendary Harlem Theater designated a national landmark, maintains its position as the nation’s most popular arena for emerging and established African-American and Latino performers. The Apollo has three unique spaces for you to host your event: the Mainstage, the Soundstage, and the Lobby Atrium. Overall capacity is 750 standing, 350 seated.


BIG APPLE CIRCUS

Located at Lincoln Center, the Big Apple Circus continues to delight and amaze guests featuring thrilling new acts from around the world and a more immersive experience than ever before. More than a show, it’s an experience you won’t ever forget! Perfect for groups from 15 to 1,600 people.


BROOKLYN MUSEUM

From a modern glass and steel pavilion to the grandeur of the Beaux-Arts Court, the Brooklyn Museum has a space to fit your event. Suitable for 100 to 1800 people.


JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER

Located in the Upper West Side on 59th Street and Columbus Circle, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center is the world’s first performing arts facility designed for jazz. With over 6 spaces within the venue and amazing views of Columbus Circle and Central Park South, it truly is the perfect space for an unforgettable holiday event.


METROPOLITAN PAVILION

Metropolitan Pavilion is a premier Manhattan special events facility offering versatile room configurations in a convenient and historic Chelsea location. A/V, wifi, private lobbies, an indoor loading dock, and a wide range of production services set it apart as an NYC event destination of distinction. Perfect for groups of up to 800 people seated or 1500 people standing.


MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

The Museum of the City of New York’s beautifully renovated landmark building on Fifth Avenue’s iconic Museum Mile is the perfect place for special events–weddings, bar mitzvahs, corporate dinners, birthday and graduation parties, and more. Suitable for up to 350 people.


NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

The magnificent space, catering to both intimate gatherings as well as lavish extravaganzas, will lend a sense of grandeur and distinction to any occasion. This landmark building offers four classically elegant rooms for events. All event fees help to support the Library’s indispensable collections, services, and programs. Perfect for groups of up to 750 people.


THE TIMES CENTER

TheTimesCenter, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is a versatile, visually stunning, state-of-the-art event venue. Designed by acclaimed architect Renzo Piano, TheTimesCenter is comprised of The Stage and The Hall, each with its own unique lobby. Suitable for up to 800 guests.


WOLLMAN RINK

Located in the high-energy southeast end of Central Park, this iconic venue offers a quintessential New York experience on a stunning backdrop, year-round, featuring skating in the winter, warm-weather recreation and continuous special events programming. The facility is available for private and semi-private parties, complete with food and beverage service, as well as exclusive venue buyouts for special events or media, film, and commercial shoots.


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EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: NOVEMBER 2023

By Great Performances

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

NY COMEDY FESTIVAL X OPERATION USA PRESENTS: JIAOYING SUMMERS

Thursday, November 9th at 8:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $35

Jiaoying Summers is the most courageously fresh voice in comedy. She embodies the Asian American perspective through her work with uncensored, unapologetic comedic stylings. Among her unique gifts are powerful and dark truth bombing; she turns extreme childhood trauma into comedy gold. In just four years, lighting has struck the comedy world, she is among the fastest rising stars. She is an Asian Hall of Fame inductee, comedian, podcaster and social media comedy queen with over one billion views and counting. The LA Times considers her “one of the leading women running the LA comedy Scene”. The BBC named her “the woman rewriting the comedy circuit in Hollywood”. Vogue Magazine described her as “a major voice on the national comedy scene”. She recently starred in Netflix is a Joke Festival’s Women in Comedy Show. Her 30-minute comedy special Hot Girl Summers is streaming on Peacock TV and Prime Video.

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RASHAN BROWN PRESENTS:

POETRY ME, PLEASE

Saturday, November 25th at 7:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $50.35

Hosted by PMP’s very own Young Prince & The Comedian with sounds by DJ Complete on Saturday, November 25th. Please join us in making history as the largest pure poetry show in all of NY and the greater Eastern Region! The night will feature some of the hottest poets around with a few special guests and musical talents. Experience poetry like you’ve never had before…the PMP way!

PMP is an event series and content production studio providing artists with a platform, access to an active community of over 1,000 creatives & high quality video content to support their portfolios. A one stop shop for expression and creativity, poetry me, please put poets first. poetry me, please is the largest Spoken-Word poetry showcase in NY.

No expectations, just a night at ease; but only one request; poetry me, please.

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LEO BAR HAPPY HOUR

Featuring Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan, Asia Society’s exhibition

Thursday, November 9th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Tickets: $15 which includes one drink

Visit Asia Society’s fall exhibition, Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan with an evening of cocktails, music, and catching up on Thursday, November 9 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!

The AsiaStore will be open and members will enjoy a 20% discount, double the normal member discount!

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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FAMILY DAY: DIWALI LIGHTS UP ASIA SOCIETY 2023

Saturday, November 11th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tickets: $12 adults, $7 students and seniors. Free for members and children 12 and under.

Diwali is one of the key festivals celebrated in South Asia, by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists. It is the festival of lights, with a symbolism of the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.

Diwali returns to Asia Society with an in-person, fun-filled, and multi-sensorial afternoon. This event is presented in collaboration with The Culture Tree.

On November 11th, 1- 4pm, let’s come together to celebrate good fortune, family, and friendships. Enjoy puppet shows, dance performances, storytelling, and hands-on arts and crafts inspired by the holiday.

Leo Cafe has organized a special Diwali menu for the occasion.

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FOOD

Tuesday, November 7th through Saturday, November 18th

Location: BAM Fisher, Fishman Space

Tickets: start at $35

Part of Next Wave 2023

Do you need what you eat? Do you eat what you need?

Performer and theater artist Geoff Sobelle (HOME, The Object Lesson) hosts an intimate dinner party of smell, taste, and touch. Centered around a gargantuan banquet table, he invites audience members to a culinary experience that is at once common and strange, human and surreal, universal and personal.

Sobelle’s latest creation is an absurdist, immersive, and rigorously designed meditation on how we eat, what’s in the soup, and who pays the bill.

A tour-de-force of audience manipulation, hallucinatory sleight-of-hand, and physical comedy, FOOD asks us what missing link fell off the food chain to make us eat the way we do.

Please note: There’s no eating at this dinner party, so don’t come hungry. General Admission tickets include both seats at the table and throughout the theater, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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TARIQ TROTTER IN CONVERSATION WITH JON STEWART

Tuesday, November 14th at 8:00pm

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

Tickets: start at $35

In Conversation With Jon Stewart
Co-presented By BAM And Greenlight Bookstore

“One of hip-hop’s greatest MCs… with enough insights for two lifetimes”—Lin-Manuel Miranda

A towering figure in hip-hop, the legendary MC of The Roots Tariq Trotter—better known as Black Thought—is joined byJon Stewart to discuss his new book The Upcycled Self: A Memoir on the Art of Becoming Who We Are. Trotter’s story begins with a tragedy: as a child, he burned down his family’s home. The years that follow are the story of a life snatched from the flames and forged in fire, told through vivid vignettes.

A compellingly poetic account of one artist’s creative and emotional origins, The Upcycled Self also explores the vital questions we all have to confront about our formative years: How can we see the story of our own young lives clearly? How do we use that story to understand who we’ve become? What do we take forward, what do we pass on, and what do we leave behind?

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Artwork courtesy of Printed Matter, Inc. Design by Calipso Press and Relámpago

PRINTED MATTER’S SUNDAY ZINE FAIR

Sunday, November 19th from 11:00am to 6:00pm

Location: Rubin Pavilion and Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor

Tickets: free and open to the public

On the opening weekend of Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines, stop by Printed Matter’s Sunday Zine Fair to explore new and historical zines. The fair will convene more than sixty invited exhibitors, with an emphasis on self-publishing artists and collectives, archives and libraries, and rare and out-of-print dealers.

The Sunday Zine Fair will celebrate the origins of zines and honor the many important contributors to the medium’s diverse legacy, a number of whom are represented within the exhibition. A new generation of publishers working today will also present a range of styles and perspectives on zines.

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

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM

Wednesday, November 29th 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). Tickets that include after-hours access to Spike Lee: Creative Sources are $25 (last entry: 9:30 pm). Member tickets to the exhibition are free.

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.

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ALISA AMADOR

Friday, November 3rd at 8:00pm

Tickets: Start at $45

Overview

When experiencing the effortless maturity of Alisa Amador firsthand, you’ll be forgiven for thinking she’s been at the forefront of the contemporary singer-songwriter scene for years. In fact, her arrival came after winning the 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, and once again that contest has cast a deserved spotlight on a rising star. Singing in both Spanish and English, weaving captivating narratives with her charming voice and self-possessed presence, Amador’s jazz-tinged, poetic songcraft makes her a worthy modern torchbearer for the likes of Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones.

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ABEO QUARTET

2023 – 24 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence

Sunday, November 12th at 3:00pm

Tickets: start at $45

Overview

The Abeo Quartet launches its year-long residency at Caramoor by delving into masterpieces by Mendelssohn and Beethoven. Also on the program is a piece by 23-year-old Iranian-American composer, Kian Ravaei, entitled The Little Things which takes its inspiration from Emily Dickinson and her passion for directing our attention toward nature’s easily overlooked wonders. Formed in 2018, Abeo is swiftly sweeping up the competition prizes and garnering critical praise worldwide. You’ll understand why their name (“ah-bey-oh”) — an expression of joy in a Nigerian dialect — perfectly encapsulates the group’s love for playing chamber music and sharing it with others.

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PAPO VÁZQUEZ MIGHTY PIRATES TROUBADOURS

Sunday, November 12th and Monday, November 13th

Tickets: start at $20

ABOUT THE SHOW

“One of the most important creative forces in music today,” according to The New York City Jazz Record, Papo Vázquez leads his timeless Mighty Pirates Troubadours ensemble for two explosive nights of creative energy and spontaneity. Performing music from the band’s critically acclaimed release Chapter 10 Breaking Cover, the artists explore original material mined through generations of levitating rhythmic complexity, sonorous melodies, and driving pulses. Don’t miss an ensemble DownBeat magazine calls “stirring…[moving] through smartly arranged, post-boppishly interpreted jazz with Latin grooves.”

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Papo Vázquez, Trombone, Vocals, Leader
Jose Mangual, Vocals, Percussion
Ivan Renta, Tenor Saxophone
Rick Germanson, Piano
Ariel Robles, Bass
Alvester Garnett, Drums
Carlos Maldonado, Percussion, Vocals
Reinaldo De Jesus, Percussion, Vocals

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DIZZY’S CLUB THANKSGIVING,

WITH HERLIN RILEY

Thursday, November 23rd at 7:00pm

Tickets: $225 – includes cover, food, and gratuity*

ABOUT THE SHOW

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Dizzy’s Club with drummer and New Orleans legend Herlin Riley. Enjoy a full menu of sumptuous holiday fare as you experience his exhilarating and truly melodic expression. A master of dynamics and phrasing, Riley has worked with such luminaries as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis and remains committed to uplifting the next generation of artists to honor the legacy of those who came before him. Don’t miss November’s most delectable event featuring Herlin Riley (drums), Bruce Harris (trumpet), Godwin Louis (saxophone), Caelan Cardello (piano), and Russell Hall (bass).

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STEVE MILLER: THE FUTURE OF THE BLUES WITH CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM

Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th

Location: Rose Theater

Tickets: start at $70.50

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Renowned blues-rock guitarist, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and 2022 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with this special concert event.

For these special performances, Mr. Miller invites Christone “Kingfish” Ingram to join him in RoseTheater, marking the Grammy award-winning, 24-year-old American Blues guitarist and singer’s Jazz atLincoln Center debut.

“Straight from Clarksdale, Mississippi, home of the Delta Blues Museum, the next great musician on apath that leads from T-Bone Walker to Freddy, B.B., and Albert King to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Christone‘Kingfish’ Ingram is the future of the blues and I’m proud to bring him to the Rose Theater for the veryfirst time,” says Mr. Miller.

Mr. Ingram has been hailed as “one of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Prince” by Rolling Stone.

With a new and unique repertoire, Mr. Miller continues his exploration of the blues with his popular concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Joining him onstage are Shelly Berg (piano), Craig Handy(tenor saxophone), Sherman Irby (alto saxophone), Mike Rodriguez (trumpet), Courtney Wright(baritone saxophone) Russell Hall (bass) and Herlin Riley (drums).

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JOURNEY THROUGH JAZZ PART IV:

THE JLCO WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th

Location: The Appel Room

Tickets: start at $40.50

ABOUT THE CONCERT

In the next installment of our celebrated Journey Through Jazz concert series, Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO and special guest Catherine Russell, share personal accounts of their unique relationships with the music.

From local scenes to global concepts, a wide variety of inspirations have shaped the musicians of the JLCO, and these provocative sets illuminate the thoughts, feelings, and relationships that helped them become the artists they are today. Don’t miss this intimate performance in The Appel Room. Part of the Lynne and Richard Pasculano Jazz Concert Series.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  •  An intimate JLCO performance in The Appel Room

  • Learn firsthand from the musicians as they reveal their inspirations.

  • Vocals by fan favorite Catherine Russell

  • Pay what you choose performances.

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FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, November 3rd from 10:00am to 9:00pm

Tickets: Free all Day!

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. This month, our education team is taking over First Friday to highlight the museum’s education offerings.

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WORM BOOK RELEASE WITH EDEL RODRIGUEZ & CHIP KIDD

Friday, November 10th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tickets: Free!

Poster House is pleased to host “America’s illustrator-in-chief,” Edel Rodriguez, in conversation with graphic designer and writer, Chip Kidd, for a wide-ranging conversation on Rodriguez’s new graphic memoir Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey. Worm is available for purchase at the Poster House Shop; book signing to follow.

Through vivid, stirring art, Worm tells the story of a boyhood in the midst of the Cold War, a family’s displacement in exile, and their tenacious longing for those they left behind. It also recounts the coming-of-age of an artist and activist, who, witnessing America’s turn from democracy to extremism, struggles to differentiate his adoptive country from the dictatorship he fled. Confronting questions of patriotism and the liminal nature of belonging, Edel Rodriguez ultimately celebrates the immigrants, maligned and overlooked, who guard and invigorate American freedom.

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PERSONAL LANDSCAPES ART WORKSHOP

Saturday, November 4th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Meet at Glyndor Gallery

Tickets: $65, including admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%.

Take a walk through Glyndor Gallery and the Aquatic Garden with artists Heidi Howard and Esteban Cabeza de Baca exhibiting in Light from Water: Heidi Howard & Esteban Cabeza de Baca, with Liz Phillips. Using inspiration from their on-site plein air collaborations as well as Wave Hill’s phenomenal fall foliage, render your own personal landscape and individual history using an acrylic fall palette designed especially for this workshop. All materials provided. Rain cancels.

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AJOYO

Sunday, November 12th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Armor Hall

Tickets: $30 Adult/$16 Student with ID/$14 Child (8-18), including admission to the grounds. Advance tickets $2 off. Wave Hill Members save 10%.

Spearheaded by French-Tunisian saxophonist and composer Yacine Boularès, AJOYO has taken the jazz and world music scene by storm with its unique blend of North and West African traditions, jazz and soul. Together with Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Jesse Fischer, the spellbinding six-piece ensemble celebrates life, love and justice through music: music for the heart, the mind and the body, the kind that is soulful, sophisticated and that makes people want to dance.

Awarded Best Global Music EP at the Independent Music Awards in 2020, AJOYO will lead a joyful ceremony in Armor Hall that brings musicians and audiences close together through deep and unrelenting groove, virtuosic improvisations and sophisticated compositions.

This concert is part of “Roots and Branches,” Wave Hill’s indoor concert series featuring artists from across musical disciplines, exploring how traditions and heritage inspire musical exploration and growth.

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ICE SEASON RETURNS!

now through March, 15th, 2024

Wollman Rink NYC in iconic Central Park will open for ice skating daily from Saturday, October 28th, 2023 to March 15, 2024.

Don’t miss your chance to skate at Wollman Rink NYC, the perfect place to enjoy an iconic New York experience!

Tickets on sale now!

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RINK SIDE IGLOOS

now through March 15th, 2024

Elevate your skating experience at Wollman Rink inside our cozy, private, heated Rink Side igloos, under the Midtown Manhattan skyline in Central Park. Both of our transparent igloos feature an electric fireplace, soft lighting, and comfy seating for eight, as well as delicious food and beverage options.

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EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: OCTOBER 2023

By Great Performances

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

[AT] THE INTERSECTION

Friday, October 6th through Sunday, October 8th

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $75

THE APOLLO’S FESTIVAL OF ARTS & IDEAS

CURATED BY TA-NEHISI COATES

From art, pop culture, politics and consumerism Black creatives are impacting the global consciousness like never before. Meet us [at] The Intersection for a weekend-long festival to explore the incredible range of Black innovation shaping our world. Curated by The Apollo’s Artist in Residence Ta-Nehisi Coates. Don’t miss this convening of artists, creatives, and thinkers at the center of Black creativity—where art and ideas come to life.

#ATTHEINTERSECTION

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The Apollo Theater's soundstage can be rented to host your special event

APOLLO MUSIC CAFE

Location: Apollo’s Soundstage

Tickets: $30 (Plus $10 food and beverage minimum)

Perfect for date night, or a night out with friends, the Apollo Music Café series has served as a launching pad for numerous artists including Grammy winners Tank & the Bangas, PJ Morton and Samara Joy showcasing their unique artistry in an intimate nightclub setting. The series features diverse performances across a myriad of genres (R&B, hip-hop, soul, jazz, latin, pop, funk and rock) and showcases artists drawn from the independent music scene who are making their mark in the industry.

rum.gold – October 6th at 10:00pm

R&B singer-songwriter rum.gold opens the Apollo Music Café with a mesmerizing set that bridges his U Street Washington D.C. home to the avenues of Harlem. With a genre-defying voice and heady mix of ambient soul, settle into this spellbinding night of acoustic music with rum.gold on our intimate soundstage.

Ali Caldwell – October 7th at 10:00pm

R&B Ali Caldwell has a voice that can both soothe and thrill, and has shared vocals alongside some of the most respected names in music including Usher and Christina Aguilera. Don’t miss Ali as she evokes the spirit of a “sanger’s room” and effortlessly lays out the blueprint of the Vocal Bible.

NOW OPEN: LEO CAFÉ

We are excited to open the new Leo Café!

Welcome to the Leo Café at Asia Society Museum, located at 725 Park Avenue in New York City.

The Leo Café features dishes representing the diversity of Asian cuisine, drawing from Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and more. The menu includes small plates, salads, noodle bowls and rice bowls, sandwiches, and sweets. Beverage service includes tea, coffee, and Sanzo Asian-inspired sparkling water.

With a mix of counter and table service, you can relax and enjoy a midday meal in the Asia Society’s airy and sky-lit Garden Court, among trees and flowering vines or take your meal to go.

The Leo Café is operated by Great Performances, crafting globally inspired menus using seasonal ingredients, including organic produce from Katchkie Farm in upstate New York.

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EXHIBITION – MEIJI MODERN: FIFTY YEARS OF NEW JAPAN

October 3rd, 2023 through January 7th, 2024

Asia Society is proud to present Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan. This exhibition reevaluates a seminal era of turmoil, creativity, and transformation in Japan spanning the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries.

Comprising over 80 works—including paintings, prints, photographs, sculptural works, and objects in various media, such as enamel, lacquer, embroidery, and textiles—this exhibition presents some of the finest examples of Meiji-period artworks in American collections, both public and private. Arranged around traditional Japanese motifs, such as the sea and nature, Buddhist deities, beauties, and mythical animals, Meiji Modern highlights these themes as they are transformed by the introduction of newly imported techniques, materials, and objects, surprising the viewer with works of technical virtuosity, unexpected scale, and sheer beauty.

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BROKEN CHORD

Thursday, October 19th through Saturday, October 21st

Location: BAM Strong, Harvey Theater

Tickets: start at $35

Part of Next Wave 2023

Near the end of the 19th century, a group of South African singers embarked on a tour of the UK and the US under the stage name “The African (Native) Choir,” hoping to raise funds to build a school in the city of Kimberley. Though the tour was profitable (and even included an audience with Queen Victoria), proof of the Choir’s performances was thought forever lost—until glass plates of the singers emerged in 2014, 125 years later.

The internationally acclaimed South African dancer and choreographer Gregory Maqoma revisits this forgotten moment in history to cathartic and uplifting effect in his BAM debut. Combining dance, song, and storytelling, the piece vividly reimagines the tour using a chorus of 16 singers and a quartet of musicians, all led by Maqoma himself. As the choir confronts racism at every turn, Maqoma and co-creator Thuthuka Sibisi use prejudice as a creative engine for a theatrical experience that pulses with hard truths and infinite creativity.

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CORPS EXTRÊMES

Friday, October 27th through Sunday, October 29th

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

Tickets: start at $35

BAM and Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels
Present

Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse
Choreography by Rachid Ouramdane

Part of Next Wave 2023

Choreographer Rachid Ouramdane comes to BAM for the first time with Corps extrêmes, his new gravity-defying piece of aerial dance. Athlete-performers traverse the stage together and alone, sometimes in ethereal white light, and sometimes while footage of death-defying outdoor activities is projected over them. As a study of the precipices of our world—both literal and figurative—this sweeping, meditative work invites us to find calmness in the space between earth and sky. It’s a piece of staggering scale and vision, a work of interior physicality seeking escape, miraculous for its ability to bring about a jolt of adrenaline and follow it up with an ebb of still quietude.

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Behind the scenes of Crooklyn (Spike Lee, 1994, 115 min.).
Photo: © David C. Lee

BROOKLYN TALKS: SPIKE LEE AND DELROY LINDO

Thursday, October 12th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Tickets: for the in-person event are $50 and include after-hours access to Spike Lee: Creative Sources. Member tickets are $30.

Enter the world of Spike Lee in this intimate conversation between the influential filmmaker and one of his frequent collaborators, actor Delroy Lindo. Lindo has played prominent roles in four of Lee’s films: West Indian Archie in Malcolm X (1992), Woody Carmichael in Crooklyn (1994), Rodney Little in Clockers (1995), and Paul in Da 5 Bloods (2020), which earned him multiple awards for best actor.

The conversation celebrates the opening of Spike Lee: Creative Sources, offering a rare glimpse into objects from Lee’s personal collection. It is moderated by Ashley Clark, curatorial director at the Criterion Collection and author of Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled” (2015).

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Pheeroan akLaff’s New African Brew. (Photo: courtesy Jazz Foundation of America)

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN: PHEEROAN AKLAFF’S NEW AFRICAN BREW

Sunday, October 22nd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor

Tickets: This program is free; registration is encouraged. Reserve tickets to visit the galleries.

Swing by the Museum’s backyard Sculpture Garden for our Jazz in the Garden series, featuring performances by some of the city’s best musicians. In October, hear innovative drummer Pheeroan akLaff pay homage to our exhibition Africa Fashion on its closing day. akLaff’s New African Brew project takes inspiration from his time living and performing in West Africa and incorporates a range of musical styles.

Presented in partnership with Jazz Foundation of America.

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CELEBRATE DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

Sunday, October 15th at 3:00pm

Tickets: Free!

Overview

For the third year in a row, Caramoor celebrates the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with a lively, family-friendly afternoon of music and dance. Calpulli Mexican Dance Company returns with its passionate performers, colorful costuming, and cultural stories to our grounds for guests of all ages to enjoy, along with arts, crafts, and snacks.

Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the many festivities.

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CAROLE J. BUFFORD

ROAR! Music of the Jazz Age
Cabaret in the Music Room | A Benefit Concert

Friday, October 20th at 8:00pm

Tickets: start at $75

Overview

Carole J. Bufford is a true sensation on the American vintage pop and cabaret scene, and it’s no wonder why. With her inimitable delivery and magnetic stage presence, this Broadway World Vocalist of the Year will transport you to a world of pure musical delight with her powerhouse vocals, captivating stories, and unforgettable renditions of classics from the Jazz Age songbook made famous by the likes of Sophie Tucker, Louis Armstrong, Al Jolson, Fats Waller, Bessie Smith, Helen Morgan, Ruth Etting, and more. Come join Carole as she travels back to a time when flappers, vamps and, sheiks were shimmying in gin joints as a whirl of great social and political change happened all around them.

Continue the celebration with a festive post-concert reception.

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ROY HARGROVE BIG BAND: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROY!

Saturday, October 14th through Monday, October 16th

Tickets: start at $25

ABOUT THE SHOW

Dizzy’s Club continues its week-long celebration of the legendary Roy Hargrove. Trumpet player, composer, and beloved talent scout of the New York scene, he generously passed on his legacy to each new generation of artists. This week, the Roy Hargrove Big Band celebrates what would have been his birthday — and the magnitude of his contribution — by sharing his expression with new listeners and longtime fans. Always energetic, always swinging, the outfit’s repertoire includes Hargrove originals, standard tunes, and new music from current band members. Come celebrate a true champion of the music.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Willie Jones
Danton Boller
Saul Rubin
Freddie Hendrix
Wayne Tucker
Duane Eubanks
Camerahn Alforque
Jason Jackson
James Burton
Rashaan Salaam
Max Seigel
Bruce Williams
Mark Gross
Mike Lee
Keith Loftis
Jason Marshall

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KENYA’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE

WITH AARON RIMBUI SWAHILI NATION

Wednesday, October 18th at 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Tickets: start at $20

ABOUT THE SHOW

New York-based Kenyan pianist, composer, and producer Aaron Rimbui presents Swahili Nation at Dizzy’s Club. With a career spanning over two decades, Rimbui has made significant contributions to the jazz scene in Africa and beyond. Known for his virtuosity and innovative style, he combines traditional jazz elements with Kenyan rhythms, creating a captivating and unique sound. Prepare for an unforgettable concert experience as Aaron Rimbui and Swahili Nation showcase their collective talent and the sheer joy of their music.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Aaron Rimbui, Piano/keyboards
Kanjii Mbugua, Vocals
Michael Olatuja, Bass
Lumanyano Mzi, Drums & Percussion
Yunie Mojica, Saxophone

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CHARLES LLOYD AT 85

Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th at 8:00pm

Location: Rose Theater

Tickets: start at $40.50

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A spellbinding performance from NEA Jazz Master and saxophone legend Charles Lloyd.

  • On Friday, he performs with Sangam, featuring Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland.

  • On Saturday, a performance by Lloyd’s New Quartet featuring Harland, Jason Moran, and Reuben Rogers.

  • A free pre-concert lecture precedes each performance at 7pm.

  • Keep the party going after the show by taking your ticket stub to Dizzy’s Club for a complimentary cover to that evening’s Late Night Session at 11:15pm.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd celebrates his 85th birthday at Rose Theater with two very special all-star bands. Friday evening he performs with Sangam, featuring iconic Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain and drummer Eric Harland, while on Saturday night Lloyd’s New Quartet takes the stage, featuring Harland, pianist Jason Moran, and bassist Reuben Rogers.

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SHERMAN IRBY’S MUSINGS OF COSMIC STUFF

THE JLCO WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th at 8:00pm

Location: Rose Theater

Tickets: start at $40.50

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Hosted by special guest Neil deGrasse Tyson featuring the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis.

  • An otherworldly suite of music from JLCO saxophonist Sherman Irby.

  • The jazz journey of a lifetime.

  • A free pre-concert lecture precedes each performance at 7pm.

  • Keep the party going after the show by taking your ticket stub to Dizzy’s Club for a complimentary cover to that evening’s Late Night Session at 11:15pm.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Hosted and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, this world premiere of saxophonist and composer Sherman Irby’s newest work unveils its celestial inspiration, from supernova stars and black holes to the formations of galaxies and life itself.

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FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, October 6th from 10:00am to 9:00pm

Tickets: Free all Day!

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.

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EDUCATORS HAPPY HOUR

Thursday, October 12th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Tickets: Free for Educators!

Poster House welcomes Pre-K through university educators to view the museum’s new exhibitions, Art Deco: Commercializing the Avant-Garde and We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters,1970–2020, and to learn more about our upcoming educational programming! Join us for a complimentary happy hour at the museum, and chat with the Education team about field trips, in-school residencies, teen programs, and CTLE-certified teacher professional development. Drop in anytime between 4pm and 6pm and raise a glass with your fellow educators!

This is a drop-in event for PreK–12 teachers, college/university professors, and Pre-K through university administrators. Advanced registration is required with a school email address; attendees can arrive anytime between 4pm and 6pm. Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be served, as well as a raffle for some Poster House swag.

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S WEEKEND

October 7th through October 9th

Location: on the grounds

Tickets: free, with admission to the grounds

This weekend, celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, a holiday that honors Indigenous American peoples and recognizes their histories and cultures. In Glyndor Gallery, on Saturday, October 7, hear from exhibiting artists and a guest curator about art on view in the gallery, as they hold a conversation centered on envisioning our relationship to the land from an indigenous perspective. On Sunday, October 8, go on an indigenous themed birding walk. On both days, from 10AM to 1PM, make corn husk dolls at the Family Art Project and learn about the important role of corn in indigenous cultures.

This event series continues on October 7, 8 and 9, 2023.

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DAY OF THE DEAD/DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

Sunday, October 29th from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Wave Hill House

Tickets: Free with admission to the grounds

Join us to celebrate our first annual Day of the Dead at Wave Hill. Enjoy live music with Son Pecadores and share in the cultural traditions of Veracruz, Mexico. Create nicho boxes honoring loved ones in a favorite Family Art Project, sample refreshing hibiscus iced tea, and craft giant paper flowers to take home as a keepsake of the day.

Súmese a nosotros para celebrar nuestra primera jornada anual del Día de los Muertos en Wave Hill. Disfrute de la música en vivo de Son Pecadores y comparta las tradiciones culturales de Veracruz, México. Cree un altar con cajas en honor a sus seres queridos como parte de uno de los proyectos favoritos de arte en familia, pruebe el refrescante té helado de hibisco y confeccione manualmente flores de papel gigantes para llevar a su casa como recuerdo de la jornada.

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CITYPICKLE AT WOLLMAN RINK

April 7th through October 9th

As reported in the New York Times:

CityPickle is bringing the country’s fastest growing sport to Wollman Rink in Central Park! The rink will house 14 courts – the largest pickleball offering in the Northeast – with 196 hours of pickleball daily. Come play with us!

Whether you’re a pickleball pro or a newbie looking for a fun way to stay active this season, we’re welcoming all skill levels. Lessons, clinics, open play, leagues, and private events are also available. Grab a friend, grab a paddle, and meet us on the court!

CityPickle is proud to offer a professional playing experience with the court surface provided by Pickleball United USA, the official court partner for MLP and APP professional leagues and the nets provided by CD Pickleball Nets, the official net partner of the PPA and APP.

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ICE SEASON RETURNS!

October 28th, 2023 through March, 15th, 2024

Wollman Rink NYC in iconic Central Park will open for ice skating daily from Saturday, October 28th, 2023 to March 15, 2024.

Don’t miss your chance to skate at Wollman Rink NYC, the perfect place to enjoy an iconic New York experience!

Tickets go on sale starting October 3rd!

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EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: JUNE 2023

By Great Performances

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

Photo: ©Apollo

SPRING BENEFIT 2023

Monday, June 12th at 7:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

The Spring Benefit, The Apollo’s signature fundraiser, is a spectacular celebration of the Theater’s rich legacy and its commitment to its future as a mission-led arts and cultural organization, a community anchor and an economic driver for Harlem and New York City. Known as one of the hottest events of the year, the event brings together New York City’s elite business, entertainment and philanthropic communities in support of The Apollo.

Proceeds from the Spring Benefit support The Apollo’s important performing arts, education and community initiatives. The Apollo is a not-for-profit organization.

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THE BLACKENING NEW YORK PREMIERE @ TRIBECA FESTIVAL

Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $44.70

Tribeca Film Festival presents the New York Premiere of the upcoming film The Blackening at The Apollo’s Historic Theater. Tickets are on sale now!

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ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

Tuesday, June 6th through Sunday, June 11th

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

Tickets: start at $35

Part of 2023 Winter/Spring Season
“America’s most popular dance company” (The New Yorker) brings its passionate energy and dazzling technique to BAM with two must-see programs that include signature works by Alvin Ailey—including his masterpiece Revelations—as well as recent and rarely performed pieces by renowned choreographers Kyle Abraham, Ronald K. Brown, and Twyla Tharp. Ailey made his debut on the BAM stage as a dancer in 1956 and established close ties to the community when the company began a residency at BAM in 1969. Today, under the leadership of artistic director Robert Battle, the company that forever changed American dance remains a vital force in the city where Ailey put down enduring roots—and around the globe.

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Photo: ©BAM

BAMCAFE LIVE

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building, The Adam Space (BAMcafé)

QUITAPENAS – Friday, June 9th at 9:00pm

QUITAPENAS was formed under the warm California sun, and around a shared love of dance rhythms from the tropical Afro-Latin diaspora. Made up of first-generation sons of immigrant parents from Guatemala and Mexico, the group echoes then remixes history, inviting you to give in to rhythmic elation. QUITAPENAS borrows aesthetics from the sunny “California sound” of the 60s and 70s, and works with only one goal in mind: to make you get up out of your chair and dance.

Endea Owens – Saturday, June 10th at 9:00pm

Known as one of jazz’s most vibrant emerging artists, Endea Owens is a Detroit-raised recording artist, bassist, and composer. She has won Emmy, Grammy and Peabody Awards, and has taught around the world. A Juilliard graduate, Endea Owens is forging a new future for her genre while honoring the jazz greats who came before her. Don’t miss this bass virtuoso when she brings an ecstatic performance to BAMcafé Live.

FIRST SATURDAY: PRIDE

Saturday, June 3rd, all day

This program is free; registration is required and includes Museum general admission.

Celebrate Pride Month and twenty-five years of First Saturdays with a lineup of queer and trans artists. Together we honor the heritage of LGBTQ+ creative communities in Brooklyn while imagining their incandescent futures.

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Jenn D’Role poses at Drag and Draw, 2023. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

DRAG AND DRAW

Thursday, June 8th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Location: Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor

Tickets: $35 and include after-hours admission to Oscar yi Hou: East of sun, west of moon, your own Brooklyn Museum tote, and a complimentary drink. Member tickets are $25.

Sip and sketch in our backyard Sculpture Garden this summer with a monthly series of life drawing classes. Drink and Draw—this month, Drag and Draw—is open to all levels and accompanied by a refreshing beverage and musical vibes by local DJs.

Celebrating the arts of drawing and drag in honor of Brooklyn Pride, the June installment features models from Yas Mama, Brooklyn’s favorite night of Latinx drag. Experiment with colorful materials in this casual class led by teaching artist Natalia Muñoz. While you draw, enjoy music and shows by some of NYC’s best drag performers, hosted by Chata, mother of the House of Bushwig.

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OPENING NIGHT GALA

Honoring Peter and Kate Kend

Saturday, June 17th at 5:00pm

Join us to launch Caramoor’s 2023 Summer Season with our celebratory Gala Benefit Dinner!

Show your enthusiasm for Caramoor and enjoy what makes it unique: exceptional live music with an equally exceptional culinary experience, all in our stunning gardens and grounds. After a pre-performance cocktail party, you’ll make your way into the Venetian Theater for an Opening Night Concert featuring the unparalleled Broadway and operatic sensation Audra McDonald. With Great American Songbook melodies still cascading through your ears, you’ll continue on to a seasonally-selected dinner paired with fine wines and dessert.

On this special night, we celebrate Peter and Kate Kend for their support and committed service. Caramoor’s current vice chairman, Peter has served on our Board of Trustees for over 15 years. Through their dedication and passion, Peter and Kate have built a Caramoor community around them to ensure that music and the arts are available to everyone.

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AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Presented in Collaboration with City Winery

Saturday, June 24th at 12:30pm

Tickets: start at $49

Overview

Caramoor’s annual American Roots Music Festival is back with a day overflowing with spectacular music performed throughout our grounds spanning the genres of blues, Americana, folk, and bluegrass. Spend the day in the gardens and discover the next artist you’ll add to your playlist. This day features multiple bands and ends with acclaimed singer-songwriter / ten-time Grammy-nominee Brandy Clark.

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BRYAN CARTER PRESENTS “JAZZ AT PRIDE”

Monday, June 19th and Tuesday, June 20th

Tickets: start at $20

ABOUT THE SHOW

Bryan Carter’s vision for a transformative live music experience returns to Dizzy’s Club: “Jazz at Pride was birthed out of a desire to create an environment where queer people, especially youth, could see themselves represented.” The award-winning drummer, composer, and vocalist brings together creative artists working in concert to create safer spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community on and off the bandstand. Join Carter and his fellow artists as they share their music, their stories, and the creative and essential impact of intentional community building.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Bryan Carter, drums/bandleader

Bryan Carter Jazz Orchestra

Special Guest Vocalists

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CARIBBEAN DIASPORA BIG BAND

Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th

Tickets: start at $25

ABOUT THE SHOW

A celebration of music, culture, and evolution, the Caribbean Diaspora Big Band radiates vitality across the Dizzy’s Club stage for this two-night event. Led by New York-based bassist and music director Jonathan Michel, the ensemble bonds classic and modern big band music of the Caribbean diaspora, transmitting infectious rhythms and harmonic and textural explorations. Don’t miss this vibrant performance featuring some of the music’s most exciting voices, including Kali Rodriguez-Peña, Giveton Gelin, Christopher McBride, Willerm Delisfort, and Katy Rodriguez, among other rising stars.

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THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS: DUKE, DIZZY, AND BRUBECK

Thursday, June 1st through Saturday, June 3rd

Location: Rose Theater

Tickets: start at $40.50

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Music by Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dave Brubeck played by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

  • The Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra will open each concert with a 20-minute performance.

  • A free pre-concert lecture will precede each performance at 7 PM.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis pays homage to three of America’s most influential jazz artists—Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dave Brubeck—who along with their integrated bands, traveled the globe to perform as cultural ambassadors.

This program is presented as part of the Ertegun Jazz Concert Series.

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CARNIVAL: THE SOUND OF A PEOPLE

Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th

Location: The Appel Room

Tickets: start at $80.50

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A high-energy spectacle blending American jazz with the sights and sounds of Trinidadian Carnival

  • A multicultural celebration of life, freedom, and history

ABOUT THE CONCERT

The Anglophone Caribbean is the subject of Carnival: The Sound of a People, by Trinidad-born, Juilliard-trained trumpeter Etienne Charles. Charles was fascinated by Jab Molassie (Molasses Devil), the blue-colored, horned, winged, pitchfork-carrying, fire-breathing carnival characters in Trinidad and Tobago—and the people who become them for Carnival. He went to the village of Paramin on Carnival Monday, to watch them compete—only to dive in and start playing the biscuit tin along with them, getting himself splattered with blue paint. A scholar of Caribbean music and conservator of traditions who also extends the traditions in everything he does, Charles says of Carnival: “It’s music. It’s dance. It’s costume. It’s improvisation. It’s history. It’s social commentary, political commentary. It’s all of that in one word. And the only way to do it in a show is to have as much of it as possible.” This show makes its Jazz at Lincoln Center debut, rescheduled from June of 2020.

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FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, June 2nd from 10:00am to 9:00pm

Tickets: Free all Day!

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. This June, celebrate Pride at Poster House with any of our LGBTQIA+ themed offerings!

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RADICAL SIPS: AN EVENING OF BLACK PANTHER-INSPIRED COCKTAILS

Friday, June 9th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Tickets: $45

Did you know that the Black Panther Party had their very own cocktail? Panther Piss was the official drink of the BPP and would often make appearances at newspaper distribution events, community gatherings, and other important meetings. Taking note from the Party, Poster House is pleased to welcome DC-based restaurateur Andra “AJ” Johnson for an evening of cocktails inspired by Black Power to Black People: Branding the Black Panther Party. Enjoy three different cocktails developed by this expert mixologist, paired with an exclusive tour of the powerful exhibition led by Curator Es-pranza Humphrey! Come for the cocktails, stay for the posters! Poster House Members receive 20% off in-person events by entering their email address at check-out.

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THE COMEUPPANCE

Tuesday, May 16th through Sunday, June 25th

Tickets: start at $49

WORLD PREMIERE

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by Eric Ting

In Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ world premiere of The Comeuppance, the latest from “one of this country’s most original and illuminating writers” (The New York Times), a self-proclaimed “Multi-Ethnic Reject Group” reconvenes for the first time in years to pregame for their twentieth high school reunion. They refamiliarize themselves with new versions of old selves over drinks, other substances, and a not-so-innocent truth-telling game. From the start, Death looms over and speaks through them, describing their disquieting and darkly comedic fates. The Comeuppance marks Jacobs-Jenkins’ prolific decade as a Signature Premiere Resident playwright.

The Comeuppance takes the place of Jacobs-Jenkins’ previously-announced Grass.

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Photo: Joshua Bright

FATHER’S DAY PICNIC

Sunday, June 18th from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Join us in celebrating Father’s Day with our custom picnic baskets available only at Wave Hill. To celebrate, Wave Hill opens the Wave Hill House Lawn for picnicking. Bring your blanket and relax while enjoying our custom menu with your loved ones. In addition to picnicking on the lawn, limited seating will be available at Wave Hill House in Armor Hall and the Kate French Terrace. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Order today at https://wavehillpicnics.square.

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Photo by David Goddard

CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE: ATTACCA QUARTET

Thursday, June 22nd from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Great Lawn, rain site: Armor Hall

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

Amy Schroeder, violin
Domenic Salerni, violin
Nathan Schram, viola
Andrew Yee, cello

In a special collaboration with Carnegie Hall, Wave Hill welcomes the Grammy award-winning Attacca Quartet for a free concert on the Great Lawn. With the dexterity to glide between music of the 18th and 21st centuries, Attacca Quartet has become one of the most versatile and outstanding ensembles of the moment.

“Classical music observers say we’re living in a golden age of string quartets. It’s hard to disagree when you hear the vibrant young players in New York’s Attacca Quartet.” —NPR

Presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall. Lead support for Carnegie Hall Citywide is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

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CITYPICKLE AT WOLLMAN RINK

April 7th through October 9th

As reported in the New York Times:

CityPickle is bringing the country’s fastest growing sport to Wollman Rink in Central Park! The rink will house 14 courts – the largest pickleball offering in the Northeast – with 196 hours of pickleball daily. Come play with us!

Whether you’re a pickleball pro or a newbie looking for a fun way to stay active this season, we’re welcoming all skill levels. Lessons, clinics, open play, leagues, and private events are also available. Grab a friend, grab a paddle, and meet us on the court!

CityPickle is proud to offer a professional playing experience with the court surface provided by Pickleball United USA, the official court partner for MLP and APP professional leagues and the nets provided by CD Pickleball Nets, the official net partner of the PPA and APP.

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VEGAN NIGHT MARKET

Every Tuesday, starting June 6th

Get ready to taste the best of plant-based cuisine at NYC’s first-ever Vegan Night Market!

Starting June 6th, Wollman Rink will host the weekly series, from MHG Events, featuring the city’s top vegan vendors, live music, and rotating food and product tastings until October 10th. Every Tuesday from 4-10pm!

Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just curious about the lifestyle, there’s something for everyone at the Vegan Night Market.

Come for the food, stay for the fun, and leave feeling inspired to make positive changes in your life and the world around you. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to celebrate all things vegan in the heart of the city!

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