EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: SEPTEMBER 2023

By Great Performances

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

AMATEUR NIGHT AUDITIONS

Saturday, September 9th at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Amateur Night at the Apollo is looking for the best singers, dancers, comedians, rappers, spoken word artists, variety acts and musicians for 2024.

Adults aged 18+ who are chosen from the audition will have the chance to perform and compete for the grand prize of up to $20,000. Performers ages 5-17 can compete to be recognized as a “Child Star of Tomorrow” for an opportunity to win a prize of $5,000.

Live auditions will be held at the Apollo Theater located at 253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027. Please arrive early. Only the first 200 acts will be seen.

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AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO

Every Tuesday at 7:30pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $30

Known as one of New York’s most popular live entertainment experiences, Amateur Night at the Apollo attracts performers and audiences from around the world in a classic talent competition that has launched the careers of countless legendary artists, from Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R, Machine Gun Kelly, Jazmine Sullivan and more.

Join the fun with the weekly classic competition that sheds light on the careers of a whole new roster of stars. Be a part of the notoriously “tough” audience in an interactive evening unlike any other and lend your voice to decide who will “Be Good or Be Gone!” to win the triumphant grand prize.

Amateur Night at the Apollo sponsored by Coca-Cola, is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess and Set It Off Man Greginald Spencer. Keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage!

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JLF NEW YORK

Presented in partnership with Teamwork Arts

Wednesday, September 13th from 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Tickets: $30 Nonmembers; $25 Seniors and Students; $20 Members (please contact membership for the discount code)

Celebrating books, ideas, and dialogue, the Jaipur Literature Festival — described as “the greatest literary show on Earth” — returns to New York, presenting a series of conversations and performances examining the human experience through the imaginations of some of the world’s leading authors, thinkers, and performers. Speakers include Shashi Tharoor, Manil Suri, Dominique Townsend, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa and Tenzin Dickie.

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THE SEVENTH ANNUAL LAST GIRL AWARDS

Honoring grassroots activists fighting child sex trafficking

Saturday, September 30th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Save the date for the Seventh Annual Last Girl Awards, hosted in partnership with Apne Aap. This year’s event will highlight global grassroots constructive action to eradicate child sex trafficking, recognize individuals who have stood up for The Last Girl, and feature a keynote conversation with writers and activists.

Agenda:

4 PM: Workshop

6 PM: Performance, Panel Discussion, Awards Ceremony

7 PM: Reception

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dapperQ Presents Pursuit, 2019. (Photo: The Street Sensei)

DAPPERQ PRESENTS MUSE

Thursday, September 7th from 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Location: Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor

Tickets: Non-member tickets are $16. Member tickets are $14. Tickets, including admission to Africa Fashion, are $25.

Digital queer style magazine dapperQ returns to present Muse, the eighth annual edition of the largest LGBTQIA+ fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Begin the night with a happy hour hosted by Henrietta Hudson, New York City’s longest-standing brick-and-mortar lesbian bar, and browse pop-up shops featuring some of the evening’s designers before the runway showcase. The presentation features new work from Hesta by Hester Sunshine, SUN SUN, DANITHREADS, LLESSUR NYC, FreeMen by Mickey, Kirrin Finch, Buckethead Productions, Guvanch NYC, and Soid Studios New York by José González. Hosted by Dev Doee.

Schedule:

6–8 pm Sip and shop with Henrietta Hudson
8:15–9:15 pm Runway show
9:15–11 pm Music by M.O.

dapperQ is sponsored by Meow Wolf.

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Willie Martinez. (Photo: courtesy of the Jazz Foundation of America)

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN: WILLIE MARTINEZ AND HIS LATIN JAZZ COLLECTIVE

Sunday, September 24th 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 September, hear Willie Martinez and his Latin Jazz Collective, which blends Afro Caribbean rhythms with the harmonic vocabulary and improvisational spirit of jazz. Martinez, a percussionist and vocalist, holds a long-running monthly show at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe with his band La Familia. He was named “New Yorker of the Week” by NY1 for his weekly outdoor concerts that enlivened his Brooklyn neighborhood throughout the pandemic.

Presented in partnership with Jazz Foundation of America.

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EMMET COHEN TRIO

with special guest Lucy Yeghizaryan

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Friday, September 29th at 8:00pm

Tickets: Start at $29.50

Overview

Get ready for a riveting evening of musical brilliance with the multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer, Emmet Cohen, who has been described by All About Jazz as: “Thirty years old and one of the finest piano players to emerge in decades …” With his nimble touch on the keys, and his incredibly talented trio alongside him, Cohen effortlessly weaves together intricate melodies and harmonies, taking you on a journey through the rich tapestry of jazz. Live From Emmet’s Place, a weekly livestream that he created during the pandemic, has received millions of views worldwide. Joining him will be one of today’s most intriguing up-and-comers — American-Armenian jazz vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan.

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BILLY HARPER QUINTET

Friday, September 8th through Sunday, September 10th

Tickets: start at $25

ABOUT THE SHOW

Billy Harper is a rare gift. At 80, the saxophonist, composer, and electrifying band leader continues to mesmerize New York audiences and listeners across the world with a fiery warmth and the truly melodic vocabulary he’s developed and refined in service of spontaneity and musicality. Harper’s storied career includes pivotal associations with Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, and Max Roach, and his current quintet features creative improvisers whose collective artistry is at once thoughtful and expressive. Expect a spirited set of hard swinging tunes, lyrical ballads, and plenty of fun for every listener.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Billy Harper, tenor saxophone
Freddie Hendrix, trumpet
Francesca Tanksley, piano
Ben Young, bass
Aaron Scott, drums

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BEN ALLISON QUARTET

Thursday, September 28th through Saturday, September 30th

Tickets: start at $25

ABOUT THE SHOW

Ben Allison continues his outward expansion as a bassist, composer, and producer with his latest lineup, which includes two masters of modern guitar: Chico Pinheiro and Steve Cardenas. Together with increasingly sought drummer Allan Mednard providing rhythmic and textural propulsion, the group crafts a lyrical and cinematic sound, engaging discerning listeners and first-time club goers alike. The quartet issued their acclaimed debut Moments Inside in November 2021.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Ben Allison, bass
Steve Cardenas, guitar
Chico Pinheiro, guitar
Allan Mednard, drums

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EXHIBITIONS

Where Time Runs Backwards

by Daniel Shieh, With Chia-Lun Chang and Arleene Correa Valencia

Upper Gallery at The Arts Center at Governors Island

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ANTI•VENOM

Presented by Allies in Arts

Lower Gallery at The Arts Center at Governors Island

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there is nothing you can think that is not the moon

by Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky

The Café at The Arts Center at Governors Island

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ALLIES IN ARTS PRESENTS MICRODOSES

Saturday, September 16th from 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Join Allies in Arts and LMCC on Saturday, September 16 from 2-7pm for a full day of artist talks, performances, readings, and a special DJ set to celebrate the exhibition ANTI•VENOM. Each of the programs featured offers a microdose toward collective healing.

ANTI•VENOM is curated by Sophia Wallace and Drew Denny of Allies in Arts.

Allies in Arts is a trans and queer led 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to supporting artists of all mediums who identify as women, BIPOC and LGBTQQIA2S+ through exhibitions, screenings, grants, and fairly paid commissions. Allies in Arts also houses Transanta, a trans led mutual aid project that supports trans youth through the holiday season. In 2023, Allies in Arts is launching our first ever educational program, the Transanta writing workshop, in which a class from the 4,000 trans youth who have participated in Transanta thus far will be given college level writing instruction, given an opportunity to read their work aloud at the Hammer Museum, and have their work published in our first book.

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FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, September 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. This month, Poster House’s CMYK Council is taking over to bring a fun and educational lineup of activities all day long!

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Left: Esteban Cabeza de Baca, "8 Fold Way", 2023, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery. Right: Heidi Howard, "Collaborative Self", 2022, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

FALL ARTS OPENING DAY

Sunday, September 17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Glyndor Gallery

Tickets: free, with admission to the grounds

Join us for the opening of two new exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery this fall, including Light from Water: Heidi Howard and Esteban Cabeza de Baca with Liz Phillips, and new site-specific exhibitions in the Sunroom Project Space. Light from Water features new collaborative works by Heidi Howard and Esteban Cabeza de Baca, as well as Cabeza de Baca’s layered landscape paintings, Howard’s self-portraits that incorporate plant life, natural settings and a sound-responsive sculpture by Liz Phillips. Many of the works on view were created at Wave Hill and inspired by the views and vegetation growing in the Aquatic Garden. Opening in the Sunroom Project Space are site-specific installations by New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellows Max Sarmiento and Jill Cohen-Nuñez.

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2023 GARDENERS’ PARTY

Thursday, September 21st from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Great Lawn; Rain Site: Wave Hill House

Tickets: Ticket levels vary. Early access to the Gardeners’ Party Plant Sale at 5:00PM is available for Garden Champion ticket levels.

Join us for an evening to celebrate the art of gardening and to honor Margaret Roach. Margaret is a champion of Wave Hill, having served as both a member of our Board of Directors and as Chair of the Friends of Horticulture Committee. Her passions are closely aligned with Wave Hill’s mission—to train a new generation of high-caliber, environmentally conscientious horticulturists, and help them hone a keen plant person’s palette. With her popular New York Times column and A Way to Garden podcast, Margaret provides a platform for many varied and informed voices, educating audiences from novice to nuanced expert.

We hope you will join us as we honor Margaret and her unwavering commitment to horticulture at this gourd-eous event. By purchasing tickets or donating, you help care for Wave Hill’s world-class garden and train the next generation of horticulturalists through the John Nally Intern Program. You make a big difference to Wave Hill!

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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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NEW YORK CARES PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT 2023

Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Adult and Family teams of two are invited to join New York Cares for our first annual Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00am-1:00pm at CityPickle in Central Park! Two brackets are available. Register to play as an Adult Team, or a Family Team (minimum age is 12) of two. Great for pickleball enthusiasts and beginners alike!

By participating, you enable New York Cares to continue to deploy over 20,000 volunteers across the five boroughs, serving over 83,000 New Yorkers, 12.9 million meals, 365 days a year.

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VEGAN NIGHT MARKET

Every Tuesday through the summer

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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EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: AUGUST 2023

By Great Performances

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

TONTON PAL AND BINGUINI BAKHAGA

Saturday, August 5th at 8:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $120.90

The event is a concert featuring Tonton Pal and Biguini Bagaga from Mali, West Africa.

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TALLER MUJER COMPLETA FOR ALL

Saturday, August 26th at 6:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $117

PRESENTED BY SOY LA PROTA SHOP
Taller Mujer Completa is a yearly inspirational panel catered but not limited to women. World known panelists will each have a presentation based on their expertise. The main panelist and creator of Mujer Completa is Orquidea De Leon also known as @orquiss La Prota in all her platforms with a following of over 1 million. Here are some of the subjects which Mujer Completa covers: Finances, relationship management, wellness and health, mental health, how to start and maintain a business, social media presence, beauty, parenting, etc.

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BOOK TALK | EAT THE BUDDHA: BEING TIBETAN IN 21ST CENTURY CHINA

A conversation with award-winning author Barbara Demick

Tuesday, August 8th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tickets: $15 Nonmembers; $8 (please contact membership for the discount code)

Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick’s most recent book, Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town reveals what it is really like to be a Tibetan in the twenty-first century China, striving to preserve one’s unique cultural, religious, and linguistic identity against the policies of a seemingly unstoppable superpower, including forced assimilation of Tibetan children at state-run residential schools.

Join us for a conversation with the author and Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia awardee Barbara Demick. She will be in conversation with Philipp Ivanov, Asia Society’s Chief Programming Officer. The Q&A session will be followed by book signing.

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FIRST SATURDAY: CELEBRATING CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY

Saturday, August 5th, all day

Kick off the countdown to Labor Day and celebrate the global influence of the Caribbean diaspora!

This program is free; registration is required and includes Museum general admission. Tickets are released on a rolling basis. Sign up for the Brooklyn Museum newsletter to be notified of the next release.

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

DRAG AND DRAW

Thursday, August 17th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Location: Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor

Tickets: $35 and include after-hours admission to It’s Pablo-matic, 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 is open to all levels and accompanied by a refreshing beverage and musical vibes by local DJs.

In August, sketch from live models and enjoy after-hours access to our special exhibition Africa Fashion. Experiment with materials in this casual class led by teaching artist Mellasenah Nicole Edwards while listening to vibes by DJ InO.

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Ronnie Burrage. (Photo: courtesy of the Jazz Foundation of America)

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN: RONNIE BURRAGE’S HOLOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE

Sunday, August 27th 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 performances by some of the city’s best musicians, and enjoy a range of creative styles incorporating blues, jazz, and international sounds. Presented in partnership with Jazz Foundation of America.

In August, catch St. Louis–born drummer, percussionist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and educator Ronnie Burrage, who draws from jazz, funk, and soul. Burrage performed with Duke Ellington at the age of nine and later collaborated with many acts that informed his style, including the Oliver Sain Band, Defunkt, and the Burrage Band. His current group, Holographic Principle, performs Burrage’s own compositions and imaginatively reworked standards.

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MICHAEL OLATUJA: LAGOS PEPPER SOUP

Concert on the Lawn

Wednesday, August 16th at 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults $39 / Children $19

Just like the pepper soup from his hometown of Lagos, Nigeria, Michael Olatuja’s most recent album Lagos Pepper Soup is packed with a rich array of tantalizing flavors. The composer, bandleader, and bassist blends the sounds of Lagos, London (his birthplace), and New York (his current home) into what he describes as a “cinematic Afrobeat.” Join him and his band for a high-energy evening of hard-hitting Afrobeat, jazz, and fun. Yeah, we know, it’s August … but it’s never too hot out for a soup this good!

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NEAL FRANCIS

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Concert on the Lawn

Friday, August 18th at 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults $39 / Children $19

Overview

Cap off Caramoor’s summer season with singer-songwriter Neal Francis who, according to Rolling Stone Magazine, “is making piano rock cool again.” Enjoy a picnic and chill out on our lawn while he performs songs from his new album, In Plain Sight, which he wrote over the course of a tumultuous year spent living in a possibly haunted church in Chicago. The evening sky above Friends Field will become even more enchanted and vast as the backdrop for such endlessly absorbing kaleidoscopic sounds.

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CELEBRATING MULGREW MILLER: WINGSPAN REUNION

Thursday, August 10th through Saturday, August 12th

Tickets: start at $25

ABOUT THE SHOW

Bandmates of iconic pianist and composer Mulgrew Miller commemorate what would have been his 67th birthday weekend, for their first reunion since his untimely passing in 2013. This hard swinging and celebratory event presents a reincarnation of Wingspan, one of Miller’s final bands, featuring Steve Nelson (who also celebrates a birthday on opening night), Steve Wilson, Duane Eubanks, and Rodney Green, with guests Danny Grissett and Nat Reeves. The artists freshly interpret repertoire from 2002 Wingspan album The Sequel. Says Nelson, “it is with great joy that I anticipate this reunion.”

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Steve Nelson, vibraphone
Steve Wilson, alto saxophone
Duane Eubanks, trumpet
with
Danny Grissett, piano
Nat Reeves, bass
Carl Allen, drums

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JOHN BEASLEY & MAGNUS LINDGREN LEAD BIRD LIVES

FEAT. STUTTGART’S SWR BIG BAND

Thursday, August 24th through Sunday, August 27th

Tickets: start at $25

ABOUT THE SHOW

Trailblazing soloist and iconic architect of the music’s tradition, Charlie Parker became one of the first bebop artists to perform with a jazz orchestra. To celebrate what would have been his 103rd birthday, Stuttgart’s SWR Big Band brings Bird Lives to Dizzy’s Club. Earning a 2023 Grammy Award and three nominations, SWR Big Band presents a complete reimagining of Bird’s vital repertoire from acclaimed recording Bird Lives which features arrangements from co-conductors John Beasley and Magnus Lindgren. Lush and lyrical, endlessly swinging — these selections also serve as vessels for creative improvising from Miguel Zenón and more surprise guests. Don’t miss this energetic and textural event.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Magnus Lindgren, director, tenor saxophone, flute John Beasley, piano/keyboard
Klaus Grafas, alto saxophone
Matthias Erlewein, alto saxophone
Jörg Kaufmann, tenor saxophone
Andi Maile, tenor saxophone
Pierre Paquette, baritone saxophone
Nemanja Jovanovic, trumpet
Felice Civitareale, trumpet
Karl Farrent, trumpet
Martin Auer, trumpet
Rudolf Reindl, trumpet
Marc Godfroid, trombone
Juergen Neudert, trombone
Ian Cumming, trombone
Georg Maus, trombone
Frank Kuruc, guitar
Christian Diener, bass
Guido Jöris, drums
with special guests
TBA, tenor saxophone (8/24)
Chris Potter, tenor saxophone (8/25-8/27)

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EXHIBITIONS

Where Time Runs Backwards

by Daniel Shieh, With Chia-Lun Chang and Arleene Correa Valencia

Upper Gallery at The Arts Center at Governors Island

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ANTI•VENOM

Presented by Allies in Arts

Lower Gallery at The Arts Center at Governors Island

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there is nothing you can think that is not the moon

by Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky

The Café at The Arts Center at Governors Island

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THE TAKE CARE SERIES

The Take Care Series offers audiences of all ages an opportunity to actively engage in performances, workshops, talks, and other interactive events that embrace ideas of caretaking. This series of free public programs aims to find artfulness in the everyday by exploring creative practices and community projects that emphasize care for ourselves, our communities, and our planet.

Through performance, workshops, talks, and Open Studios with our artists-in-residence and partnerships with local arts and cultural organizations, we explore creative practices and different ways to care for ourselves, our communities, and our planet and world around us. Past partners have included Little Sun, The Climate Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Earth Celebrations, the poet Asiya Wadud, and many others.

Earth Matter, Make an Herbarium: Plants Can Live Forever

Saturday, August 12th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet 12 farmers who have captured the ephemeral nature, from seed to flower (or vegetable), of common, everyday plants. Experience 12 collages of preserved specimens, from roots to shoots, and then learn to make your own flower press to take home. You can create a library of plants and flowers (herbarium) that will delight you forever.

FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, August 4th 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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RADICAL SIPS: AN EVENING OF BLACK PANTHER-INSPIRED COCKTAILS

Thursday, August 10th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Tickets: $45 General / $35 Members

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!

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Paloma McGregor, "Building a Better Fishtrap/A’we deh ya" at Loophole of Retreat in Venice, Italy, October 7 & 8, 2022, Photo: Glorija. Courtesy of the artist.

PERFORMANCE:

PALOMA MCGREGOR: BUILDING A BETTER FISHTRAP / A’WE DEH YA

Sunday, August 6th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tickets: free, with admission to the grounds

Paloma McGregor’s latest iteration of Building a Better Fishtrap is commissioned by Wave Hill as part of the exhibition This Place We Once Remembered. In the inter-disciplinary performance A’we deh ya—a Crucian phrase translating to “All of us are here”— the artist explores her father’s vanishing fishing tradition through the activation of a choreographic call-and-response between body and place, colony and the United States mainland, art and activism. Having left St. Croix, her birthplace, decades ago, McGregor uses performance and collaboration as inquiry-based research and asks: “What do you take with you? Leave behind? Return to reclaim?” Building a Better Fishtrap has been performed at venues across New York City, including at the BronxAcademy of Arts and Dance, Brooklyn Arts Exchange in Red Hook and along the Bronx River. Through these various iterations, McGregor has developed a “Fishtrap Method,” a way of developing communal collaborations through movement. In the same way that her father’s resourcefulness allowed him to transform the industrial materials available to him into long-lasting fish traps, McGregor collaborates with and draws from the people, traditions and spaces that are available to build long-standing collaborations and impactful performances.

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Photo: Joshua Bright

DROP-IN CANDLE-MAKING WORKSHOP

Saturday, August 12th from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Wave Hill House (Armor Hall)

Tickets: $15 materials fee per kit

Drop by Armor Hall and try your hand at creating rolled beeswax candles with Instructor Olivia Kalin to to take home and enjoy. Materials fee collected upon entry to workshop; each kit includes enough supplies to make several candles. Appropriate for adults and children 5 and up with an adult companion. Space is limited—you may be asked to wait if all workspaces are full. Bees, Butterflies and Blooms Weekend event.

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COOKING DEMO: A TASTE OF HONEY

Sunday, August 13th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: Wave Hill House

Tickets: Free, with admission to the grounds

Honey is a sweet liquid produced by honeybees from the nectar of flowers. Discover fascinating facts about honey and compare the complex tastes of honey with a Wave Hill beekeeper and Chef Nick Acosta of Great Performances, Wave Hill’s exclusive caterer. Sample delicious recipes using local honey and take home recipes designed to take advantage of honey harvest season.

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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 through the summer

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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EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: JULY 2023

By Great Performances

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

HARLEM HONORS

Saturday, July 15th at 7:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $93

A red carpet, black-tie affair, honoring the most influential and successful individuals impacting the community and beyond.

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BOWERY PRESENTS KILLER MIKE:
THE HIGH & HOLY TOUR

Thursday, July 20th at 8:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $51

Killer Mike and the Midnight Revival bring the High & Holy Tour to The Apollo on July 20! As Killer Mike’s first major solo outing since touring in support of his 2012 album, the show will feature a full performance of Killer Mike’s new album, MICHAEL, in addition to classic hits from R.A.P Music, PLEDGE, and more.

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CHINAFILE PRESENTS: THE FUTURE OF DISSENT INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF CHINA

A discussion with authors Liao Yiwu and Ian Johnson

Wednesday, July 12th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tickets: $15 Nonmembers; $8 Students and Seniors; Free for Members

Please join us for a discussion with internationally acclaimed Chinese author Liao Yiwu, co-hosted by PEN America. A reporter, novelist, poet, and musician, Liao is best known for The Corpse Walker, his 2008 collection of interviews with laborers, migrants, and other people living at the margins of China’s economic boom, and for For a Song and a Hundred Songs, a memoir of the prison term he served for his writings about the Tiananmen protests. Since 2011, he has lived in exile in Berlin.

In conversation with the Council on Foreign Relations’ Ian Johnson, Liao will discuss the role of political dissent in exile, the use of fiction as a means for grappling with history, as well as his recent novels Wuhan, about the outbreak of COVID-19, and Love in the Times of Mao Zedong, set during the Cultural Revolution, and his documentary film on the construction of a Taiwanese memorial to Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo.

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FIRST SATURDAY: AFRICA FASHION

Saturday, July 1st, all day

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

Celebrate the opening of Africa Fashion and the installation Sakimatwemtwe: A Century of Reflection on the Arts of Africa, which marks the hundredth anniversary of our watershed exhibition of African artworks. July’s First Saturday features a glamorous lineup of fashion, music, dance, film, shopping, and conversation that honors African heritage.

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

DRAG AND DRAW

Thursday, July 20th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Location: Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor

Tickets: $35 and include after-hours admission to It’s Pablo-matic, 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 is open to all levels and accompanied by a refreshing beverage and musical vibes by local DJs.

In July, sketch from live models and enjoy after-hours access to our special exhibition It’s Pablo-matic: Picasso According to Hannah Gadsby. Experiment with materials in this casual class led by teaching artist Mellasenah Nicole Edwards while listening to a DJ set by Amber Valentine.

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Firey String Sistas! perform in the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 2022.
(Photo: Kolin Mendez)

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN: BERTHA HOPE QUINTET

Sunday, July 23rd 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 performances by some of the city’s best musicians, and enjoy a range of creative styles incorporating blues, jazz, and international sounds. Presented in partnership with Jazz Foundation of America.

In July, hear one of jazz’s living legends, Bertha Hope, perform with her quintet. Hope—a pianist, composer, educator, and bandleader—has toured globally with such artists as Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, and Eddie Henderson. This year, she celebrates the songbook of her late husband, the pianist and composer Elmo Hope.

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DAKHABRAKHA

Concert on the Lawn

Friday, July 14th at 8:00pm

Tickets: Adults $59 / Children $29

With roots in Ukrainian folklore and music filtered through modern rhythms and instruments based in punk, cabaret, rock, and hip-hop, DakhaBrakha is an award-winning ensemble from Kyiv with an astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range. They will bring their thunderous and theatrical energy to our Friends Field stage for an evening of “ethno-chaos” and national pride.

Artists
Marko Halanevych, vocals, goblet drum, tabla, didgeridoo, harmonica, accordion, cajón, jaw harp
Olena Tsybulska, vocals, percussion
Iryna Kovalenko, vocals, djembe, flute, buhay, piano, ukulele, zgaleyka, accordion
Nina Garenetska, vocals, cello

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JAZZ FESTIVAL

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Saturday, July 22nd at 12:30pm

Tickets: start at $49

Overview

Caramoor’s Jazz Festival is back! This highly anticipated annual event of the summer is filled with the many facets of the jazz genre performed by phenomenal talent, amid lush gardens and distinctive venues throughout Caramoor’s expansive grounds. Bring the family for the day, and treat yourself to the headlining evening performance — three-time Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Cécile McLorin Salvant, a singer with, as the late Jessye Norman described her, “a voice supported by an intelligence and full-fledged musicality, which light up every note she sings.”

Evening Headliner
Cécile McLorin Salvant

Daytime Artists
Anthony Hervey Quintet

Christie Dashiell

New Jazz Underground featuring Abdias Armenteros, Sebastian Rios, and TJ Reddick

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy Big Bands with special guests

Edmar Castañeda Quartet

and many more to be announced!

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VICTOR GOINES & FRIENDS: SWINGIN’ STORIES

Thursday, July 13th through Sunday, July 16th

Tickets: start at $20

ABOUT THE SHOW

The sounds of Madam Walker strutting down the street, Dorothy Parker raising a glass, and Cicely Tyson whispering to Miles Davis are all part of The Woodlawn Suite, Victor Goines’ 13-movement work celebrating the lives of New Yorkers now at rest within the historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Commissioned by the Woodlawn Conservancy to create a modern memorial, the saxophonist and composer created these biographical sketches that link listeners to the lives of those who impacted the music’s culture. Join his ensemble of creative voices and be part of The Woodlawn Suite’s live recording at Dizzy’s Club. A longtime member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and former director of the Jazz Studies program at Northwestern University, Goines serves as president and CEO of Jazz St. Louis.

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JAZZ MESSENGERS LEGACY BAND

Tuesday, July 25th and Wednesday, July 26th

Tickets: start at $20

ABOUT THE SHOW

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers had one of the most transformative impacts on live and recorded music, becoming a true incubator and creative platform for young artists. The Messengers Legacy Band celebrates and evolves the drummer, band leader, and stylistic architect’s expansive influence — and his fierce commitment to bandstand mentorship. Don’t miss this immersive swinging experience!

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Don Braden, saxophone

Valery Ponomarev, trumpet

Robin Eubanks, trombone

Mamiko Watanbe, piano

Lonnie Plaxico, bass

TBD, drums

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EXHIBITIONS

Where Time Runs Backwards

by Daniel Shieh, With Chia-Lun Chang and Arleene Correa Valencia

Upper Gallery at The Arts Center at Governors Island

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ANTI•VENOM

Presented by Allies in Arts

Lower Gallery at The Arts Center at Governors Island

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there is nothing you can think that is not the moon

by Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky

The Café at The Arts Center at Governors Island

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THE TAKE CARE SERIES

The Take Care Series offers audiences of all ages an opportunity to actively engage in performances, workshops, talks, and other interactive events that embrace ideas of caretaking. This series of free public programs aims to find artfulness in the everyday by exploring creative practices and community projects that emphasize care for ourselves, our communities, and our planet.

Through performance, workshops, talks, and Open Studios with our artists-in-residence and partnerships with local arts and cultural organizations, we explore creative practices and different ways to care for ourselves, our communities, and our planet and world around us. Past partners have included Little Sun, The Climate Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Earth Celebrations, the poet Asiya Wadud, and many others.

Paul Deo, Self Actualisation Portraits Workshop

Saturday, July 15th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Paul Deo’s “Self Actualization Portrait painting” classes are fun, calm, safe places where students relax their conscious minds while painting. Visitors are invited to open their subconscious mind to the knowledge of the infinite universe releases past trauma, while accepting and developing our divine purpose and destinies. Painting yourself surrounded by your visions becomes your personal positive affirmation toward the goals you WILL manifest.

Open Studios with Arts Center Artists-in-Residence

Saturday, July 15th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Connect with LMCC’s Arts Center artists-in-residence at Open Studios! Visit artists in their studios, where they will share works-in-progress as well as offer hands-on and engaging activities for attendees.

FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, July 7th 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 July, celebrate Disability Pride Month at Poster House with any of our disability centered offerings!

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COMRADE SISTERS PANEL & BOOK SIGNING

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

Tickets: free!

The role of women in the Black Panther Party has historically gone unacknowledged. It’s estimated that six out of ten Panther Party members were women. While regularly making headlines agitating, protesting, and organizing, these remarkable women were also building communities and enacting social justice, providing food, housing, education, healthcare, and more to the people. Comrade Sisters is their story.

Join women of the New York Chapter of the Black Panther Party, Yasmeen Majid, Claudia Chesson-Williams, and Lauryn Williams Jackson, and Comrade Sisters co-author and photographer, Stephen Shames, in conversation about their Black Panther Party experiences and life after the BPP. Book signing to follow.

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THE COMEUPPANCE

Tuesday, May 16th through Sunday, July 9th

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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JULY 4TH: WAVE HILL IS OPEN!

Tuesday, July 4th from 10:00am to 5:30pm

Tickets: free, with admission to the grounds

Spend Independence Day at Wave Hill! Bring friends and loved ones to tour the grounds, have a bite at the Cafe, and take in the sights.

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Photo: Stephanie Berger

SUNSET WEDNESDAYS

Wednesdays through July

Tickets: $15/adults; $10/students/seniors; $6/children 6-18; FREE/members and children under 6.

Named by Time Out as one of the top “10 under-the-radar cultural experiences in NYC,” this annual summer favorite is back, bringing four exceptional performances each Wednesday evening in July.

July 5: Music From The Sole

July 12: Tatiana Eva-Marie

July 19: Nella

July 26: Los Hacheros

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COOKING DEMO: SUMMERY HERBAL BEVERAGES AND BAKED GOODS

Sunday, July 16th from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Wave Hill House

Tickets: Free, with admission to the grounds

Peppermint, basil, lemon verbena and more—many herbs taste as good as they smell! Enjoy a taste of summer with some delicious, sweet drinks and baked goods made with fragrant herbs harvested at their peak. Chef Nick Acosta of Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances demonstrates some favorite summer recipes while Wave Hill’s Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer shares tips for selecting and growing the herbs featured in the recipes.

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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 through the summer

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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