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!

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Give the Gift of Culture

This holiday season, give the gift of culture to your loved ones by purchasing a membership for them to one of our cultural partners! Memberships provide a deeper connection to art, culture, and community. They also come with a ton of great perks including early access to tickets, ticket discounts, exclusive events, merchandise discounts, and more.

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EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: MAY 2022

By Great Performances

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

Photo: ©Apollo

SAMARA JOY

Saturday, May 14th at 10:00pm

Location: Soundstage at the Apollo

Ticket Information: $25 (plus $10 food or drink minimum)

Having won the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at the age of 19, Samara Joy is a self-possessed, deeply emotive vocalist with dynamic power. This rising star has been praised for masterfully referencing Apollo legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in her captivating performances with nods to contemporary artists including Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jazzmeia Horn, and H.E.R.

Tapped as one of America’s most promising young vocalists, Joy comes to the Apollo’s Music Café for an intimate performance that allows audiences to get to know this star on the rise. For 11 years, the Apollo Music Café, located on the Apollo’s Soundstage, has served as a launching pad for numerous artists, showcasing their unique artistry in an intimate nightclub setting that serves as a timely throwback to the Renaissance.

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Photo: ©Apollo

IMAGENATION’S COCKTAILS AND SOL CINEMA

Thursday, May 26th at 6:00pm

Ticket Information: $25 (includes one free cocktail)

IT’S DIFFERENT IN CHICAGO

Chicago is known by many as the birthplace of house music as well as an incubator for hip-hop hitmakers, yet the city remains divided over how it views its musical legacy. It’s Different In Chicago tells the story of how these music genres and the cultures around their communities have complemented and competed with each other, leading to deep revelations about the different segments within the Black community of Chicago.

This homegrown ode to the Chicago music scene will be preceded by a cocktail reception featuring DJ Stormin Norman, and followed by a discussion between curator Moikgantsi Kgama of ImageNation and filmmaker David Weathersby. This program will be taking place on the Apollo’s Soundstage.

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Photo: ©BAM

CYRANO DE BERGERAC

Tuesday, April 5th through Sunday, May 22nd

Location: BAM Strong, Harvey Theater

Ticket Information: Start at $45

US Theater Premiere

Direct from London’s West End, three-time Olivier-nominated stage and screen actor James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Atonement, X-Men) makes his BAM debut in a radical new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s masterwork by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal).

McAvoy leads a superb ensemble in this “breathtakingly exciting” (Evening Standard) theatrical tour-de-force that captures timeless passion through spoken word, contemporary poetry, and raw physicality. Cyrano seduces in raps and rhymes, using his linguistic brilliance to help another man win the heart of his one true love—above all—championing his own unbridled love for words.

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Revival, the Jamie Lloyd Company’s latest production blazes into the Harvey Theater to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful resistance against overwhelming odds.

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Photo: ©BAM

MAVIS STAPLES

Friday, May 20th at 8:00pm

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

Ticket Information: Start at $35

BAM is thrilled to welcome national treasure Mavis Staples, a once-in-a-generation artist hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace.” In a career lasting more than 70 years, her impact on music and culture has been profound. The documentary Summer of Soul—Questlove’s directorial debut and winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival—features Staples as vital to the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969, also known as “Black Woodstock.” She is a Blues and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, civil rights icon, Grammy winner, and winner of a Lifetime Achievement National Arts Award. She marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., performed at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, and sang in Barack Obama’s White House—and she has collaborated with everyone from Prince and Bob Dylan to Arcade Fire and Wilco, continuing to play festivals worldwide.

To record her third album, What the Flood Leaves Behind (2021), singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Amy Helm returned home to Woodstock’s Levon Helm Studios. The daughter of singer-songwriter Libby Titus and Levon Helm, a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of The Band, Amy began her musical career in the alt-country collective Ollabelle, later playing in her father’s Midnight Ramble Band. On Flood, Amy worked with songwriter, arranger and producer Josh Kaufman—known for collaborations with Taylor Swift, Bob Weir, The National, and The War on Drugs—in evolving her harmony-laden blend of Americana, country, blues, and gospel.

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Photo: ©BAM

DANCEAFRICA 2022

Friday, May 27th through Monday, May 30th

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

Ticket Information: Start at $35

“THIS FESTIVAL HEALS, PUMPS UP, AND MOVES ONE TO TEARS.”
—DANCE ENTHUSIAST
 
The nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance and music returns to the stages and streets of Brooklyn for its 45th year! We celebrate with five different guest companies from Brooklyn, Harlem, the Bronx, and Washington, DC, each offering a home-grown vision of traditional dances. They bring to the stage movement and musical styles from Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, and the Caribbean, supported by an all-star orchestra created by members of each company. Plus, the DanceAfrica Spirit Walkers return and the beloved RestorationArt Dance Youth Ensemble marks their 25th anniversary.
 

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FIRST SATURDAYS

Saturday, May 7th, all day

A whole variety of events will be hosted by the museum including:

  • Signature Cocktail by Mood Ring, throughout the museum, 5:00-10:00pm
  • Music: Shoko Nagai’s TOKALA, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor, 5:00-6:00pm
  • Pop-up Poetry: Kundiman, Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 6:00-7:30pm
  • Performance: Baseera Khan, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor, 6:00-7:00pm
  • Music: YiuYiu 瑶瑶, Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor, 7:00-10:00pm
  • Music: Nathan Bajar, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor, 7:00-8:00pm
  • Film: New York, I Missed You, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor, 7:30-9:30pm
  • Music: Disco Tehran, Biergarten and Martha A. and Rubin S. Pavilion and Lobby, 8:00-10:00pm

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Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography

POP-UP MARKET

May 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 10:30am-5:30pm

Location: Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Stop by our market to shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artisans. This weekly event features more than twenty vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.

This event takes place outdoors.

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Photo: ©Caramoor

AFTERNOON TEA

Friday, May 6th at 2:00pm
Friday, May 13th at 2:00pm
Friday, May 20th at 2:00pm
Friday, May 27th at 2:00pm

Ticket Information: Adult: $45, Child: $20

Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoying a formal tea service in the grand setting of the Rosen House, including a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with crème fraiche and preserves, delicious desserts, and a variety of fragrant teas — all served on exquisite vintage china.

Tickets include access to select rooms of the Rosen House beginning at 12:00pm.

Photo: ©Caramoor

EILEN JEWELL

Presented in collaboration with City Winery

Saturday May 14th at 8:00pm

Ticket Information: Start at $30

Eilen Jewell, the reigning Queen of the Minor Key, leads a tight quartet that blends influences of surf-noir, early blues, classic country, folk, and 1960s era rock ’n’ roll. Rolling Stone praised her clever songwriting, remarking that her “mix of gypsy jazz and old-timey folk music goes down easy,” but it was The Los Angeles Daily News that put it best: “She’s mighty good!”

Credit: Piper Ferguson

JOEL ROSS, ZOE OBADIA, SEAN MASON, MARK LEWANDOWSKI, KAYVON GORDON

YOUNG MUNK PROJECT

Friday, May 20th through Saturday, May 21st

Ticket Information: Start at $40

ABOUT THE SHOW

“Joel is not only one of the preeminent instrumentalists of this era, but he is one of the greatest musical visionaries of his generation ” – Don Was, Blue Note Records

A curated band of bandleaders and rising stars, the Young Monk Project embraces the songs and spirit of their iconoclastic compositional and improvising hero, Thelonious Monk. To celebrate our mini-Monk Festival as the JLCO presents “Monk Con Clave” with special guests in Rose Theater over the weekend, Dizzy’s spotlights 5 remarkable young artists who have not played together as a band but have long admired each other from afar. They each bring their own arrangements to the bandstand, specific to the instrumentation of vibraphone and alto sax and rhythm section, interpreting the Monk’s handiwork through fresh perspectives. Catch this new band in their debut performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center!

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Joel Ross, vibraphone
Zoe Obadia, alto saxophone
Sean Mason, piano
Mark Lewandowski, bass
Kayvon Gordon, drums

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Credit: Frank Stewart

LOUIS HAYES QUINTET: MY 85TH BIRTHDAY!

Thursday, May 26th and Friday, May 27th

Ticket Information: $45

ABOUT THE SHOW

Hard-swinging drummer and bandleader Louis Hayes celebrates his 85th birthday by bringing his high voltage quintet to Dizzy’s for two electrifying nights. While still in his teens in 1956, Louis Hayes moved to New York and joined the Horace Silver Quintet, spending the following years working with greats like John Coltrane and Curtis Fuller, and then joining Cannonball Adderley’s quintet in 1959. He has since become one of the most recorded drummers in history and one of the players most successful in navigating the changes in jazz since the hard bop era. Though his résumé also includes working with Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Yusef Lateef, Ravi Shankar, J.J. Johnson, Ray Brown, Wes Montgomery, and countless more, he has spent the last several decades as a leader, mobilizing some of the tightest and most cohesive groups in the business.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Louis Hayes – drums
Abraham Burton – alto saxophone
Dezron Douglas – bass (5/26)
Gerald Cannon – bass (5/27)
Steve Nelson – vibraphone
David Hazeltine – piano

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Credit: Frank Stewart

CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT

PRESENTED AS PART OF THE ERTEGUN JAZZ CONCERT SERIES

Thursday, May 12th and Friday, May 13th at 8:00pm

Location: Rose Theater

Ticket Information: Start at $40

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A genre-defying NYC debut of three-time Grammy Award winner Cecile McLorin Salvant’s forthcoming album Ghost Song.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Cécile McLorin Salvant is one of the most acclaimed jazz singers and composers of her generation. Her music fuses sounds from across generations and cultures, incorporating vaudeville, jazz, blues, and storytelling. With her remarkable vocal technique and on-stage persona, she performs rich interpretations of familiar songs and rare treasures alike.

A three-time Grammy Award winner and MacArthur Fellow, Salvant returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center for her fourth headlining performance with a New York City debut of her new commission and forthcoming album Ghost Song.

Cécile McLorin Salvant – vocals
Sullivan Fortner – piano
Keita Ogawa – percussion
Marvin Sewell – guitar
Alexa Tarantino – flute
Yasushi Nakamura – bass

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Photo: ©Jazz at Lincoln Center

MONK CON CLAVE

WITH THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA

PRESENTED AS PART OF THE ERTEGUN JAZZ CONCERT SERIES

Thursday, May 19th through Saturday, May 21st

Location: Rose Theater

Ticket Information: Start at $40

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • With music direction by JLCO bassist Carlos Henriquez, this concert explores Monk’s music through clave and swing rhythms.

  • Featuring special guest Pedrito Martinez

  • A world premiere of new and reinvented music inspired by Thelonious Monk, with an Afro-Latin tinge.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

The syncopated melodies and rhythms of genius composer Thelonious Monk get the Afro-Latin treatment in this one of a kind evening of clave and swing. With music direction by JLCO bassist Carlos Henriquez, this first-ever performance includes reinventions of Monk classics such as “Bye-Ya,” “Evidence,” “Boo Boo’s Birthday,” and inspired new works. With congas and clave providing the groove, any Monk piece becomes danceable.

Named “the most important Latin jazz artist in New York City today” and “the heir to the legacy of Tito Puente” by New York Latin Culture, Henriquez is the longtime bassist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. He is a Grammy Award-nominated artist, a talented arranger, and one of the most exciting bandleaders in town.

Hailing from the Bronx, Henriquez is a rare virtuoso in both the jazz and Afro-Cuban traditions, and he has been performing with greats like Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz since the age of 14. He’s also a natural entertainer who has led concerts ranging from Rubén Blades’s debut with the JLCO to a New Year’s Eve bash at Dizzy’s Club.

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Photo: ©Poster House

FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, May 6th from 10:00am-9:00pm

Ticket Information: 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, or activity throughout the day. This month, the museum is thrilled to partner with Welcome to Chinatown for a series of programming that celebrates the culture, community, and resilience of Chinatown. Stop by and learn more about Welcome to Chinatown and how you can support the organization’s recovery efforts.

12pm-2pm Block Printing with Optimism

3pm Made in Chinatown: Designing for Our Own Communities

6:30pm Cinema on Paper Book Signing

7:30pm Blockchain & Chinatown: Thoughtfully Designing Technology

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Photo: ©Poster House

FASHIONING THE SELF: I AM MY OWN PROPERTY

Thursday, May 26th from 6:00-8:00pm

Ticket Information: $10

The exhibition Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property highlights the artist’s masterful use of fashion and her appearance to control her own narrative and that ofher work. Of course, Reed wasn’t the only person of her time to leverage fashion to her advantage. How were Black people–whether free, freed, or enslaved–leveraging sartorial freedoms to construct and project new narratives? Join fashion historians Jonathan Michal Square and Elizabeth Way for an evening exploring the turn-of-the-century fashions of African Americans. Questions strongly encouraged!

Jonathan Michael Square is the Assistant Professor of Black Visual Culture at Parsons School of Design. He is also currently a fellow in the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He founded and runs the digital humanities project Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom, which explores the intersection between histories of enslavement and the fashion system.

Elizabeth Way is an Associate Curator at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her exhibitions include Global Fashion Capitals (2015), Black Fashion Designers (2016), Fabric In Fashion (2018), and Head to Toe (on view now). Way’s personal research focuses on the intersection of African American culture and fashion, and she edited the book Black Designers in American Fashion (2021).

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Photo: ©Signature Theater Company

A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

Tuesday, April 12th through Sunday, May 15th

Ticket Information: Start at $35

Inside a cubicle in a small office in southern Idaho, two men struggle to meet the confounding terms on a loan. MacArthur Fellow Samuel D. Hunter launches his residency with this thoughtful meditation on human resilience, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award- winner, The Band’s Visit).

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Photo courtesy of Wave Hill

MOTHER’S DAY 2022

Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th

Location: see below

Ticket Information: This is a premium-admission weekend, with a $2 surcharge per visitor

The ancient Greeks and Romans were the first in recorded history to celebrate mothers, in their case certain mother goddesses. Nowadays, mothers work even harder than ever to nurture us, whether or not they are our birth mothers, and Mother’s Day, wonderfully timed to coincide—in the northeast anyway—with the arrival of spring, is the perfect opportunity to pull out all the stops.

We invite you to plan for a day in the gardens on Saturday or Sunday, May 7 or 8. Find links below for more about a special Family Art Project both mornings, a guided walk in the gardens both afternoons, a session of spring birding, a free session of community yoga and a family nature walk, both on Sunday.

Enjoy the very rare opportunity to picnic on the Wave Hill House Lawn, or, if you purchase a picnic from Great Performances, in Armor Hall or on the Kate French Terrace. (Limited space available on the Terrace on a first-come, first-served basis.) Bring your own feast or purchase a delicious picnic curated by our exclusive partner Great Performances, featuring cedar plank salmon, fresh spring salads and delectable desserts. There’s also a special meal for your junior gardeners (ages seven and under) available! Reservations are required by Friday, April 29.

If you would like to picnic on the North Lawn, you may bring your own blanket and outdoor folding chairs. Enjoy this special day!

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Photo courtesy of Wave Hill

MAJEL CONNERY & THE BROTHERS BALLIET PERFORM: RIVERS ARE OUR BROTHERS

Saturday, May 14th from 2:00–3:00pm

Location: Armor Hall

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

This performance features:
Majel Connery – Vocals, Vocoder, Electric Piano
Brad Balliett – Bassoon
Doug Balliett – Viola da Gamba

“The Rivers are Our Brothers” is a narrative song cycle on ecological responsibility told from the point of view of the land. With titles such as “I Am a River” and “I Am a Cloud”, each song is given the power of first-person speech to highlight important elements in the natural world, ascribing human qualities and feelings to water, trees, mountains, rivers, fish, air and rocks. Written and performed by Majel Connery (voice, vocoder, synthesizer), the artist says “The goal is to give nature a voice. I wanted to allow these vibrant things to speak on their own behalf.” Connery collaborated with musicians Edwin Huizinga and Ben Matus on the original compositions. At this concert, she is joined by The Brothers Balliett on bassoon and viola da gamba. “The Rivers are Our Brothers” was commissioned by Musica Sierra, an organization based in Northern California, and is as part of its “Musical Headwaters” program, a residency series that brings musicians and composers to the headwaters of the Feather River to compose and perform original works reflecting the natural world.

The concert begins at 2PM and lasts approximately one hour without intermission. Ages 8 and older welcome with an adult.

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ROBOT HEART PRESENTS FARE FORWARD

Saturday, April 30th through Sunday, May 1st

Ticket Information: Start at $190.55

The Robot Heart Foundation is bringing the original Robot Heart Bus to New York City for a weekend filled with world-class performances, artistic experiences, next-level dining, and conscious revelry.

The line-up includes the DJ Dill, musical artists Formerly (preview), International DJ and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, Turkish DJ and producer Carlita, musician Acid Pauli, musical artists The Illustrious Blacks, Canadian folk music band The Weather Station, DJ and producer Behrouz, British musicians Cymande, DJ and live performer Francesca Lombardo and Danish electronic artist Be Svendsen.

Many more notable music artists have played at Wollman Rink Music Festivals, including B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Tina Turner, Patti Smith, Neil Young, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Meatloaf, Debbie Harry, Bruce Springsteen, The Who and the Doors, to name a few.

Fare Forward reignites this historical venue with a range of talent, multisensory production and the sensurround sound that music lovers have come to expect from the Robot Heart art car.

Fare Forward is part memorial for our founder, Geo, part 50th birthday celebration of our 1972 English bus and part celebration of 15 years of the Robot Heart community, Fare Forward is an invitation to appreciate the present moment. Achieve a state of unity. And transcend the material through an elation of the senses.

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PAINT & SIP

Hosted by The Paint Place NYC

Sunday, May 15th at 2:00pm

Ticket Information: $50 (includes supplies and one glass of wine)

No painting experience necessary to join us with the Paint Place, NYC’s #1 Paint and Sip studio, for an afternoon of painting at Wollman Rink. Professional instructors will guide you step-by-step through this fun process where you leave with your own piece of art. The 2 hour class includes instruction, paint, brushes, 16” x 20” blank canvas, apron, and one glass of wine.

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EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: APRIL 2022

By Great Performances

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

Photo: ©Apollo

LYRICIST LOUNGE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

April 16th at 8:00pm

Ticket Information: Start at $45

What began as a regular gathering of some of New York’s best underground MCs at various locations around New York City has grown into one of hip hop’s most recognized platforms, showcasing newcomers and veterans alike on national concert tours, albums, documentaries, and the popular MTV sketch comedy series, The Lyricist Lounge Show.

Celebrate 30 years of the iconic Lyricist Lounge at this not-to-be-missed event.

Headliner:
KRS-One

DJ:
Kid Capri

Featuring:
Bahamadia
Grand Puba
Mr. Cheeks

With:
Buckshot
CL Smooth
Cru
Large Professor
Rah Digga
Talib Kweli

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Photo: ©Apollo

NEW BLACK FEST: READINGS

1st Reading: April 22 at 7:00 PM ET
2nd Reading: April 23 at 7:00 PM ET
3rd Reading: April 25 at 7:00 PM ET

Ticket Information: $25

How did the artists of the Harlem Renaissance respond to the historic events that shaped their time? And how are contemporary creatives dealing with the issues of the present moment in their own work? These questions lie at the heart of the Apollo commission of the New Black Fest, which has engaged 18 contemporary playwrights to explore these themes in 10-minute plays.

Over the course of three staged readings, each playwright will premiere their new work, dramatically performed by an exciting cast of actors and readers. Participating playwrights include James Ijames, Eric Micha Holmes, Dahlak Brathwaite, Donja Love, Dennis A. Allen II, Christina Anderson, and Mfoniso Udofia. This event will be taking place on the Apollo’s Soundstage.

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Photo: ©BAM

CYRANO DE BERGERAC

Tuesday, April 5th through Sunday, May 22nd

Location: BAM Strong, Harvey Theater

Ticket Information: Start at $45

US Theater Premiere

Direct from London’s West End, three-time Olivier-nominated stage and screen actor James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Atonement, X-Men) makes his BAM debut in a radical new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s masterwork by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal).

McAvoy leads a superb ensemble in this “breathtakingly exciting” (Evening Standard) theatrical tour-de-force that captures timeless passion through spoken word, contemporary poetry, and raw physicality. Cyrano seduces in raps and rhymes, using his linguistic brilliance to help another man win the heart of his one true love—above all—championing his own unbridled love for words.

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Revival, the Jamie Lloyd Company’s latest production blazes into the Harvey Theater to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful resistance against overwhelming odds.

Click here to learn more

Photo: ©BAM

CANDOCO DANCE COMPANY

Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th

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

Ticket Information: Start at $25

The first professional company in the UK dedicated to the integration of disabled and non-disabled dancers, Candoco is driven by world-class artists committed to challenging what dance can be. They restage Trisha Brown’s iconic Set and Reset, originally commissioned by BAM for its first Next Wave in 1983. In collaboration with Trisha Brown Dance Company, Candoco takes Brown’s original guidelines and choreographic phrases to include dancers with disabilities for the first time in Set and Reset/Reset. Israeli-American choreographer Yasmeen Godder worked closely with the company to create Face In, an uninhibited piece that’s sensual, disturbing, and ridiculous by turns—but always deeply personal.

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Photo: ©BAM

IN C

Thursday, April 28th through Saturday, April 30th

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

Ticket Information: Start at $25

Any kind of instrument. Any number of performers. Terry Riley’s one page score for In C invites interpretation in the extreme.

Choreographer Sasha Waltz takes up the challenge—and the open-ended possibilities—in this playful, expressive new work, accompanied live by the electric Bang on a Can All-Stars. Waltz builds on her interdisciplinary practice to create an adaptable movement system inspired by Riley’s score. Created through an experimental artistic process incorporating digital development and performance, In C explores the potential of flexible creative production in extreme circumstances and of artistic exchange, even across national borders. It comes to the BAM stage for its US premiere, offering a dazzling interplay of structured improvisation and synchronicity that, like Riley’s music, sweeps audiences up on a journey toward the ecstatic.

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SIGNATURE COCKTAIL BY ODE TO BABEL

Saturday, April 2nd from 5:00-10:00pm

Location: The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor

Toast the return of First Saturday with a specialty cocktail, created by Crown Heights bar Ode to Babel, that pays tribute to the vibes of this signature Brooklyn event. Served throughout the Museum or at The Norm Restaurant.

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MUSIC: ISA REYES, BATHE, & THE LAY OUT

Saturday, April 2nd

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

5:00-6:00pm: Isa Reyes

New York–based musician Isa Reyes offers a performance that blends R&B and indie pop to create a unique, atmospheric sound.

7:00-8:00pm: Bathe

Catch a musical set by Bathe, the dreamy surf-rock/R&B melding of Brooklyn-based duo Devin Hobdy and Corey Smith-West.

8:30-10:00pm: The Lay Out

Close out the evening with The Lay Out—a community event built during the time of the pandemic, creating moments for and by Black people to reclaim space, time, energy, and one another in the continued fight for justice—featuring sets by Niara Sterling, Quiana Parks, and friends.

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Photo: ©Caramoor

DANISH STRING QUARTET

Friday, April 22nd at 8:00pm

Ticket Information: Start at $30

Time after time, the Grammy Award-nominated Danish String Quartet receives critical acclaim for their powerful performances. As “one of the best quartets before the public today” (The Washington Post), the group brings a unique expressivity to the music, whether it be Haydn, Shostakovich, or a contemporary score. In this performance, they play works by Britten and Schubert as well as a specially curated suite of dances by John Adams, Charpentier, and Felix Blumenfeld.

Photo: ©Caramoor

JAZZMEIA HORN

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Saturday, April 30th at 8:00pm

Ticket Information: Start at $30

Sublime vocalist Jazzmeia Horn brings her finely tuned vocal skills to Caramoor, showcasing her songs of daring musicality, emotional power, and social relevance. Having emerged as one of the brightest stars on the rise in the jazz scene, the aptly named singer has earned the adoration of audiences around the world with her unique spin on the jazz tradition, touched by hints of R&B and hip hop. If Ella or Billie were alive today, they might just  sound like Jazzmeia!

Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE BIG BAND

Thursday, April 7th through Sunday, April 10th

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: Start at $40

ABOUT THE SHOW

Grammy Award–winning bassist Christian McBride first composed for big band in 1995 as a commission for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The master musician has since appeared on over 300 recordings and is easily one of the most accomplished bassists alive. Now a leader of his own Grammy Award–winning Big Band, featuring a staggering and diverse lineup of top musicians, McBride simultaneously shows off his compositional talent and unmatched ability to drive a band from behind the bass. This hip group combines the classic big band sounds of the Swing Era with more than half a century of post-bop influences. You simply can’t go wrong when McBride is in charge.

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

CHICK COREA AFRO-CARIBBEAN EXPERIENCE

WITH ELIO VILLAFRANCA AND FRIENDS

Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: $45

ABOUT THE SHOW

Chick Corea was quoted in a 2019 Billboard interview as saying, “That [Latin] flavor, I find, is mostly in everything I do; it’s a part of me.” As we celebrate jazz icon Chick Corea, who tragially passed away in 2020, in Rose Theater for two nights, Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca will delve into the maestro’s music from a distinctly Afro-Caribbean meets Jazz perspective, joined by a cadre of master musicians at Dizzy’s. When Jazz at Lincoln Center hosted a week-long Chick Corea Festival in 2013, Chick hand-picked the musicians he wanted to see and hear at Dizzy’s, with Elio Villafranca being one of them. Chick’s masterful storytelling knew no bounds—from Bach and Bartok to the Blues, from Stravinksy to Samba, Mozart to Montunos, Ravel and Rhumba—all tempered with the language of swing with the Spanish Tinge. Revisiting a riveting performance from January, Villafranca return to Dizzy’s when the House of Swing will be in full Chick Corea celebration!

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Elio Villafranca, piano
Freddie Hendrix, trumpet
Donny McCaslin, tenor saxophone
Edward Perez, bass
Eric Harland, drums
Mauricio Herrera, percussion

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Photo: ©Jazz at Lincoln Center

CELEBRATING CHICK COREA

PRESENTED AS PART OF THE ERTEGUN JAZZ CONCERT SERIES

Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th

Location: Rose Theater

Ticket Information: Start at $55

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A celebration of the late Chick Corea’s expansive musical career, spanning six decades of genre-bending contributions to straight ahead jazz, jazz fusion, avant-garde, Latin jazz, children’s music and classical progressive rock.

  • Directed by longtime bandmate John Patitucci with guest performances by an A-list of Corea’s past collaborators and band members.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

The late, legendary pianist and composer Chick Corea found endless delight in creating and uncovering — and discovering — new musical wonders. Corea’s restless spirit guided a career that spanned nearly six decades, earned 24 Grammy Awards and 60 nominations, and blazed new compositional trails across the terrain of jazz music and beyond; contributing hundreds of songs — many of which are considered standards — to jazz, jazz fusion, avant-garde, Latin jazz, children’s music, and classical progressive rock.

This evening—under the musical direction of his longtime bandmate, bassist John Patitucci—we pay tribute to the iconic artist with guest performances by an A-list of Corea’s past collaborators and band members from both his acoustic and electric explorations. Join us for a celebration of Chick’s genre-bending music, which continues to inspire generations of musicians and fans around the world.

The all-star lineup paying tribute to Corea will include Wynton Marsalis on trumpet; singer and activist Rubén Blades; flutist Hubert Laws; pianists Renee Rosnes, Billy Childs, Robert Rodriguez, and Geoffrey Keezer; jazz fusion guitarist Frank Gambale; bassists Christian McBride and Carlos Henriquez; drummers Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Brian Blade, and Antonio Sanchez; percussionist Luisito Quintero; trumpeter Mike Rodriguez; and saxophonists Eric Marienthal, Ted Nash, and Chris Potter. The evening also includes a reunion performance by the members of Corea’s Grammy-nominated Elektric Band, featuring Marienthal, Patitucci, and Weckl.

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Photo: ©Jazz at Lincoln Center

CHARLES MINGUS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

FEATURING THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd Location: Rose Theater Ticket Information: Start at $40

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A celebration of jazz luminary Charles Mingus under the direction of the JLCO’s Vincent Gardner.
  • Timeless Mingus classics reinterpreted by the JLCO, with swinging hard bop, Afro-Latin grooves, deep blues feeling, classical structures, and more.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

One of the most important figures in jazz, Charles Mingus was a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader, and genius composer. He performed with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and more, and his singular compositional voice led many to consider him as the heir apparent to Duke Ellington. A fierce advocate for musicians’ rights and creative efforts, Mingus remains, even half a century after his passing, an inspiration for artists seeking to blaze their own trails and take charge of their own destinies.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis gives a centenary performance in honor of the great Charles Mingus with music direction by Vincent Gardner. With a blend of swinging hard bop, Afro-Latin grooves, and deeply felt blues that characterized Mingus’s pen, this concert celebrates why Mingus’s music remains some of the most beloved of all time.

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Photo: ©Poster House

PH x TEENS: POSTERS IN COUTURE

Friday April 22nd from 4:30pm–6:00pm

Ticket Information: FREE

Drawing inspiration from Poster House’s fashion-forward exhibition Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property, PH x Teens: Posters in Couture invites young adults ages 13 to 18 to explore their unique passions and interests through the creation of a mirrored poster. Using diverse materials, from glass chips to reflective vinyl, teens will create their own image of the world that both literally and figuratively reflects them, as Ethel Reed did over 100 years ago. 

PH x Teens: Posters in Couture is a drop-in program for young adults ages 13 to 18. Advanced registration is required but participants are not expected to stay the entire time; guests should plan to spend about an hour on this interactive, self-guided activity.

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Photo: ©Poster House

POSTER KIDS: FROM PHOTOMONTAGE TO COLLAGE

Sunday, April 24th from 10:30am-12:15pm

Ticket Information: FREE with reservation

This month’s Poster Kids will focus on the many meanings of “cut and paste.” Together, we’ll look at posters that use photomontage and paste-up techniques, and then create our own collaged story cubes inspired by our gallery explorations.

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Photo: ©Signature Theater Company

CONFEDERATES

Tuesday, March 8th through Sunday, April 24th

Ticket Information: Start at $35

Sara, an enslaved rebel turned Union spy, and Sandra, a tenured professor in a modern-day private university, are having parallel experiences of institutional racism, though they live over a century apart. This New York premiere by MacArthur Genius Fellow Dominique Morisseau, directed by Stori Ayers, leaps through time to trace the identities of these two Black American women and explore the reins that racial and gender bias still hold on American educational systems today.

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Photo: ©Signature Theater Company

A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

Tuesday, April 12th through Sunday, May 15th

Ticket Information: Start at $35

Inside a cubicle in a small office in southern Idaho, two men struggle to meet the confounding terms on a loan. MacArthur Fellow Samuel D. Hunter launches his residency with this thoughtful meditation on human resilience, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award- winner, The Band’s Visit).

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Photo courtesy of Wave Hill

PUBLIQUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST BOB STEWART

Saturday, April 16th from 2:00-3:00pm

Location: Armor Hall

Ticket Information: $30 Adult/$14 Child (8-18); includes admission to the grounds. Advance tickets $2 off. Wave Hill Members save 10%

This performance features:

Curtis Stewart – Violin
Jannina Norpoth – Violin
Nick Revel – Viola
Hamilton Berry – Cello
Special Guest: Bob Stewart – Tuba  

Indoor concerts return to Wave Hill’s Armor Hall with a performance by the Grammy-nominated PUBLIQuartet and special guest Bob Stewart. The quartet performs music by celebrated young composers, including Jessie Montgomery (who was herself a founding member of the group), Vijay Iyer and Rhiannon Giddens, as well as their own creative arrangements of songs by Marvin Gaye and Duke Ellington. Concert begins at 2PM and lasts approximately one hour without intermission. Ages 8 and older welcome with an adult

PUBLIQuartet is known for its electrifying performances and for thoughtfully curated programs that expertly combine composed music with improvisation. The tuba legend Bob Stewart, who also happens to be quartet violinist Curtis Stewart’s father, joins the group for a performance of “In Color” by Jessie Montgomery.

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Photo courtesy of Wave Hill

ARBOR WEEKEND

Thursday, April 28th through Saturday, April 30th

Location: See events for details

Ticket Information: Free with admission to the grounds

Join us as we celebrate the trees in our gardens and neighborhoods with walks, art-making, kid-friendly activities and more! By popular demand, arborists from Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care return to this spring to host a family-favorite activity, the Junior Arborist Station.

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ROBOT HEART PRESENTS FARE FORWARD

Saturday, April 30th through Sunday, May 1st

Ticket Information: Start at $190.55

The Robot Heart Foundation is bringing the original Robot Heart Bus to New York City for a weekend filled with world-class performances, artistic experiences, next-level dining, and conscious revelry.

The line-up includes the DJ Dill, musical artists Formerly (preview), International DJ and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, Turkish DJ and producer Carlita, musician Acid Pauli, musical artists The Illustrious Blacks, Canadian folk music band The Weather Station, DJ and producer Behrouz, British musicians Cymande, DJ and live performer Francesca Lombardo and Danish electronic artist Be Svendsen.

Many more notable music artists have played at Wollman Rink Music Festivals, including B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Tina Turner, Patti Smith, Neil Young, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Meatloaf, Debbie Harry, Bruce Springsteen, The Who and the Doors, to name a few.

Fare Forward reignites this historical venue with a range of talent, multisensory production and the sensurround sound that music lovers have come to expect from the Robot Heart art car.

Fare Forward is part memorial for our founder, Geo, part 50th birthday celebration of our 1972 English bus and part celebration of 15 years of the Robot Heart community, Fare Forward is an invitation to appreciate the present moment. Achieve a state of unity. And transcend the material through an elation of the senses.

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EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: MARCH 2022

By Great Performances

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

Photo: ©Apollo

SOMI AND FRIENDS: THE REIMAGINATION OF MIRIAM MAKEBA

Saturday, March 19th at 8:00pm

Ticket Information: Start at $25

Hailed for her “African grooves, supple jazz singing and compassionate social consciousness … both serious and seductive” by The New York TimesSomi is known for her wide-ranging vocal technique and her original blend of modern jazz with African music styles. The multi-faceted singer, songwriter, playwright, and actor of Rwandan and Ugandan descent has built a career of transatlantic storytelling to give voice to issues of social justice, transnationalism, womanhood, and global constructions of Blackness.

Having received rave reviews from her recent new musical Dreaming Zenzile, the Grammy-nominated international music sensation comes to the Apollo to perform music from this lauded work as well as her companion album Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba. She is joined by a roster of special guests in this festive celebration of the late South African singer-songwriter and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba and her invaluable musical contributions and messages of social justice.

Leadership support for Somi and Friends: The Reimagination of Mariam Makeba is provided by the HBO Fund for Theater. Additional support is provided by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Credit: Matthew Reeves

LIVE NATION PRESENTS
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Friday, March 25th at 8:00pm

Ticket Information: Start at $49.50

Founded in London towards the end of the punk scene, The Psychedelic Furs revolve around brothers Tim and Richard Butler and their art-rock, indie rock sound.

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Photo: ©BAM

THE MEDIUM

Tuesday, March 15th through Sunday, March 20th

Location: BAM Fisher, Fishman Space

Ticket Information: Start at $35

For the past 30 years, SITI Company has created a new work almost every year—and in the process, firmly established itself as a downtown New York theater institution. Now, to mark its final season producing and presenting new work, SITI revives its first-ever devised piece: a meditation on technology that’s more resonant now than when it premiered in 1993.

The Medium draws heavily on the writings of pioneering media theorist Marshall McLuhan, coiner of the phrases “the medium is the message” and “global village” to describe his visions of our interconnected future. A champion talker deprived of speech by a stroke near the end of his life, McLuhan (portrayed with tragicomic precision by Will Bond) staggers and clicks his way through Bogart’s multichannel multiverse—a black-and-white vision of televised anti-revolution that puts our modern technocratic dilemmas front-and-center. Staged with minimalist potency and maximal physicality by Bogart and the astonishing artists of SITI Company, The Medium asks: Who are we—and what are we becoming—in the flickering light of our own devices?
 

Scenic & lighting design Brian H. Scott adapted from original scenic design by Neil Patel
Costume design by Gabriel Berry
Soundscape by Darron L. West

The Medium originated in 1993 at the Toga Festival in Toga-Mura, Japan. The 2022 production was re-commissioned, produced, and presented for touring by City Theatre Company.

SITI’s Legacy Plan and 30th Anniversary Season was funded, in part, by The Howard Gilman Foundation.

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Photo: ©BAM

L’ALLEGRO, IL PENSEROSO ED IL MODERATO

Thursday, March 24th through Sunday, March 27th

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

Ticket Information: Start at $35 

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP
MMDG MUSIC ENSEMBLE AND THE CHOIR OF TRINITY WALL STREET WITH DOWNTOWN VOICES
CONDUCTED BY COLIN FOWLER
CHOREOGRAPHY BY MARK MORRIS

Part of A New York Season
On a darkened stage, two dancers collide in a burst of light, music, and color—and from this encounter, an enchanting world is born. Hailed as Mark Morris’s undisputed masterwork since its US premiere here at BAM in 1990, L’Allegro conjures with radiant simplicity a mythic landscape of graces, gods, and lovers. Set to Handel’s soaring interpretation of Milton’s Arcadian poetry, Morris’s choreography draws deep from Greek and Roman motifs while remaining, somehow, timeless. With sopranos Yulia Van Doren and Sarah Brailey, tenor Brian Giebler, and bass-baritone Joseph Charles Beutel.

Returning home to Brooklyn for the first time in more than a decade, L’Allegro promises an ebullient evening of quintessential Mark Morris. Ancient yet youthful, Baroque yet effortlessly natural, it’s an intricate feast for the senses; a meditation on innocence and experience to warm the spirit after so many months of still bodies and darkened stages.

Music by George Frideric Handel
Set design by Adrianne Lobel
Costume design by Christine Van Loon
Lighting design by James F. Ingalls

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Cover, In Sensorium: Notes for My People by Tanaïs, 2022. (Photo: Courtesy of the author and Mariner Books)

BROOKLYN READS: IN SENSORIUM WITH TANAÏS

Thursday, March 10th from 7:00-9:00pm

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

Ticket Information: $20. Member tickets are $16. Tickets including a copy of In Sensorium: Notes for My People are $40.

Join writer and perfumer Tanaïs for a multisensory exploration of their latest book, In Sensorium: Notes for My People. This expansive memoir offers a critical alternate history of South Asia, written from an American Bangladeshi Muslim femme perspective, and interrogates the ancient violence and ancestral trauma of a lush land continually threatened by colonization, capitalism, and climate change. Structured like a perfume—moving from base to heart to head notes—In Sensorium brings memoir together with eons of South Asian perfume history, erotic and religious texts, and survivor testimonies. The program, similarly, takes the shape of fragrance. In between readings from the book, participants will experience a selection of scent interludes prepared by Tanaïs specially for this occasion, as well as a conversation with Samhita Mukhopadhyay, former Executive Editor, Teen Vogue. Plus, enjoy an after-hours viewing of Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive.

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Diedrick Brackens (American, born 1989). when no softness came, 2019. Cotton and acrylic yarn, 96 × 96 in. (243.8 × 243.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Purchased with funds given by The LIFEWTR Fund at Frieze New York 2019, 2019.12. (Photo: Courtesy of Various Small Fires L.A.)

AN AFTERNOON ON COLLECTIVE CARE

Sunday, March 13th from 1:00-5:00pm

Location: Great Hall, 1st Floor, and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Ticket Information: This event is free, but registration is required. Copies of Care Manual: Dreaming Care into Being will be available for purchase on-site.

Honor the impact of two years of the COVID-19 pandemic with an afternoon centered on care, resilience, and healing. In our galleries, exhibition curator Eugenie Tsai leads a tour of The Slipstream: Reflection, Resistance, and Resilience in the Art of Our Time with a focus on themes of illness and support structures. Then, author Kamra Hakim—founder of Black trans–led artist residency Activation Residency—launches their new book Care Manual: Dreaming Care into Being with a reading and conversation followed by a book signing. Hakim is joined by Annika Hansteen-Izora, artist and author of Tenderness: An Honoring of My Queer Black Joy and Rage, and herbalist Marisa Hall to discuss healing within BIPOC communities and the pivotal role that care plays within their respective practices. And finally, instrumentalist Rachika Nayar performs tracks from her debut full-length album, Our Hands Against the Dusk, accompanied by cellist Issei Herr. Using electric guitar, Nayar explores the experience of touch, from caressing to collisions between worlds.

Schedule:

  • 1–1:45 pm Curator Tour: The Slipstream: Reflection, Resistance, and Resilience in the Art of Our Time, Great Hall, 1st Floor
  • 2–3:30 pm Book Talk: Dreaming Care into Being, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
  • 4–5 pm Music: Rachika Nayar and Issei Herr, Great Hall, 1st Floor

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Photo: ©Caramoor

MICHELLE CANN, Piano

Sunday, March 20th at 3:00pm

Ticket Information: Start at $30

Overview

Pianist Michelle Cann — a “compelling, sparkling virtuoso” (Boston Music Intelligencer) — returns to Caramoor with a powerful recital of works by Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Frédéric Chopin. Cann’s curated suite of piano masterworks breaks the classical music mold to fuse feminine perspectives and idioms of Black vernacular with European traditions.

Bound by location and circumstance and impeded by prejudice, Black composers Florence Price and Margaret Bonds began as child prodigies and, despite each receiving major acclaim during their lifetime, both were largely forgotten in the years following.

Price’s Sonata in E Minor interjects notes of dance, folk spirituals, jazz, and blues into classical passages. And among Chopin-esque cascades, her masterwork Fantasie Negre No. 1 borrows its melody from African American folk songs.

Similarly, Bonds’s Troubled Water takes its theme from Wade in the Water, adding a traditional European structure to the spiritual.

Clara Schumann, whose distinct composing voice was overshadowed by that of her husband Robert, is represented by Quatre Pièces Fugitives, Op. 15 — a collection of romantic and introspective works that takes its name from its unrestrained nature, which break formal conventions of the time. 

Ballades by Chopin and Brahms round out the program and add a purist view to the conversation.

Program

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47 
Florence Price: Sonata in E Minor
Johannes Brahms: Ballade in D Major, Op. 10, No. 2
Clara Schumann: Quatre Pièces Fugitives, Op. 15
Florence Price: Fantasie Negre No. 1
Margaret Bonds: Troubled Water

Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

ALPHONSO HORNE’S GOTHAM KINGS

MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION

Tuesday, March 1st at 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Online

Ticket Information: Start at $35

ABOUT THE SHOW

The Gotham Kings bring their annual Fat Tuesday celebration back to Dizzy’s. Led by trumpeter Alphonso Horne, this fun-loving group of musicians and dancers will treat audiences to the infectious traditions of Creole jazz. The concert showcases the virtuosity of a young Louis Armstrong and the innovative genius of King Oliver, weaving the sounds of New Orleans into a rich musical fabric that uplifts and warms the soul. With special Mardi Gras drinks on the menu, the club will be in good spirits for the occasion.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Alphonso Horne, trumpet

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

DIVA SWINGS BROADWAY

Thursday, March 17th through Sunday, March 20th
 
Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: Start at $35,  Virtual $10

ABOUT THE SHOW

Tonight marks the release party for DIVA Jazz Orchestra’s new album, DIVA Swings Broadway. Broadway musicals have been the source of many great jazz standards, which the DIVA Jazz Orchestra loves to reimagine. The ensemble has commissioned innovative and exciting arrangements to highlight the power, force, and sophisticated subtlety of the group’s sound and to feature the unique personalities of its fifteen exceptional soloists. This music is timeless, even when reimagined and swinging hard!

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Sherrie Maricle, drums and music director
Alexa Tarantino, alto saxophone
Mercedes Beckman, alto saxophone
Roxy Coss, tenor saxophone
Laura Dreyer, tenor saxophone
Leigh Pilzer, baritone saxophone
Liesl Whitaker, trumpet
Jami Dauber, trumpet
Rachel Therrien, trumpet
Barbara Laronga, trumpet
Jennifer Krupa, trombone
Sara Jacovino, trombone
Leslie Havens, bass trombone
Tomoko Ohno, piano
Noriko Ueda, bass

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Photo: ©Jazz at Lincoln Center

JOURNEY THROUGH JAZZ: FUNDAMENTALS

FEATURING THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

LYNNE AND RICHED PASCULANO JAZZ SERIES

Friday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th

Location: The Appel Room

Ticket Information: Start at $35

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • An interactive and educational journey of the evolution of jazz and the blues, hosted by music director Wynton Marsalis.

  • Explore America’s music and the blues in this inaugural concert series featuring the JLCO in the Appel Room.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of jazz and music legends Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Leonard Bernstein, Wayne Shorter, and Jelly Roll Morton in this interactive evening for all ages.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Delve into Wynton Marsalis’s new concert series Journey Through Jazz, which takes audiences on an odyssey through America’s music. Illustrating his gift for combining prose and music with wisdom and humor, Marsalis leads the crowd through a narrative that explains the evolution of jazz and the blues. These are the inaugural concerts in a family-friendly series, funded by Lynne and Richard Pasculano, to help audiences appreciate different aspects of this American art form. The performances are also a rare opportunity to experience the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in the intimate and iconic Appel Room.

In this interactive evening, explore American folk music and the blues as well as their relationship to jazz. Join us for a journey of captivating musical moments. Jazz novices, enthusiasts, musicians, and music lovers of all ages are welcome.

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Photo: ©Jazz at Lincoln Center

WHAT IS THE BLUES? WITH CATHERINE RUSSELL

FAMILY CONCERT

Saturday, March 26th at 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Location: Rose Theater

Ticket Information: Start at $10

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • An energetic, interactive introduction to the blues for children and families. 

  • A live band led by charismatic blues singer Catherine Russell. 

  • An hour-long exploration of the blues for all ages with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

In this hour-long interactive concert, families will learn all about the fundamental musical concept known as “the blues.” With support from a soulful live band, this afternoon performance will be hosted by the charismatic Catherine Russell, named “the best blues singer today” by the Wall Street Journal.

The blues is one of the most foundational and widespread traditions in music—and it can mean a lot of different things! Audiences will enjoy live performances of songs from across the genre’s history, and the band will demonstrate how the music is structured, illustrate “blue notes” with their improvised solos, and lead the crowd in some lively call-and-response as Russell sings about what it means to have the blues.

Though the blues is its own genre of music, it’s also a core component of jazz and one of the roots of popular American music as a whole. Make sure you’re in Rose Theater to sing along when Catherine Russell and the band answer that classic question for budding music lovers: “What is the blues?”

This program is presented through the generosity of Mica and Ahmet Ertegun.

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Photo: ©Signature Theater Company

CONFEDERATES

Tuesday, March 8th through Sunday, April 24th

Ticket Information: Start at $35

Sara, an enslaved rebel turned Union spy, and Sandra, a tenured professor in a modern-day private university, are having parallel experiences of institutional racism, though they live over a century apart. This New York premiere by MacArthur Genius Fellow Dominique Morisseau, directed by Stori Ayers, leaps through time to trace the identities of these two Black American women and explore the reins that racial and gender bias still hold on American educational systems today.

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Destiny Belgrave, "Manna from Heaven", 2019. Mixed media papercuts, acrylic, gouache, and marker. Courtesy of Tamara Weg, The Art Crush Collection

EXHIBIT: THE NATURE OF FAMILY PORTRAITS

Tuesday, March 15th through Monday, July 11th

Location: Wave Hill House

Ticket Information: FREE with admission to the grounds

Displayed inside the former domestic setting of Wave Hill House, The Nature of Family Portraits looks to artists who expand on traditions of the family portrait. While each artist’s approach is distinct and personal, the exhibited works all reference and rely upon depictions of nature, flora and landscapes to complement or complicate our understanding of how family relationships and lineage can be represented.

In some cases, fruits and vegetables recall intimate moments shared during meals or link back to culinary traditions passed down through family. By rendering landscapes, both distant and nearby, artists reflect on how stories of migration or displacement influence their understanding of the family unit, particularly when access to the land that holds ancestral or cultural history is limited but not forgotten.

To further expand the notions of kinship, artists use surrealistic depictions of nature and people to reflect both personal and collective imaginings. In examining how themes of home, social histories, displacement and imagination are depicted within contemporary examples of family portraits, the exhibition reflects a myriad of relationships that constitute the family today, including the nuclear family, diasporic and ancestral lineages and chosen families within self-made communities.

The Nature of Family Portraits is organized by Assistant Curator Jesse Bandler Firestone and features works by Destiny Belgrave, Sean-Kierre Lyons, Devin Osorio, Maia Cruz Palileo.

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Photo courtesy of Wave Hill

SPRING WALK SERIES: EARLY SPRING FLOWERS 

Thursday, March 17th from 1:00-2:00pm and Saturday, March 19th from 1:00-2:00pm

Location: Meet at Perkins Visitor Center

Ticket Information: $15, including admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%.

Early blooming flowers, like snowdrops, witch hazel and winter aconite, beckon at spring arrives. Even though it is still quiet at Wave Hill, Senior Horticultural Interpreter Jess Brey knows exactly where to look. There is plenty to see and enjoy—just look down! Severe weather cancels. Welcome Spring Weekend event.

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DJ NIGHTS: MOTOWN & OLDIES

Saturday, March 5th from 6:00pm-9:00pm

Ticket Information: $38, plus tax includes: admission, skates, live music performed on the rink side stage, weather permitting (and piped through the sound system inside the Clubhouse), and one complimentary signature drink in Wollman’s rink side Hot Toddy Tent. Food and additional assorted beverages will be available for purchase in The Café.

Join us for a live music and skating experience when New York’s own DJ Rob Dinero and guest vocalists fill Wollman Rink with the music of Motown greats and Oldies remixes. Ice skating in Central Park will be in full groove mode!

Grab some skates, a signature drink from the rink side Hot Toddy Tent and enjoy a New York night out!

Your Host: DJ Rob Dinero

New York’s own DJ Rob Dinero was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He started his DJing career at the age of 14 and landed his first gigs at school events and local house parties in the Bronx area. Rob has evolved, mastered, and created many rare techniques that define him in the entertainment world. He has provided music for clients such as Tommy Hilfiger, Heineken, the VMAs, the Soweto Jazz Festival in South Africa, MTV tr3s Latina Nation Tour, Hot 97 and DJ’d for many of the top nightclubs in NYC & around the US.  DJ Rob Dinero can be heard live on JAMZ 96.3 (WAJZ-FM) in Upstate New York’s “Capital City Region” (Albany/Schenectady/Troy/Saratoga Springs) and on the nationally distributed cable network “Music Choice”.

Additional DJ dates: Saturday, March 19, 6-9pm

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GOSPEL BRUNCH

Sunday, March 6th and Sunday, March 13th from 11:00am-1:00pm

Ticket Information: $38, plus tax includes: admission, skates, live music performed on the rink side stage, weather permitting (and piped through the sound system inside the Clubhouse), and one complimentary signature drink in Wollman’s rink side Hot Toddy Tent. A la carte brunch fare by Melba’s Restaurant will be available in The Café.

Rise and shine for a special morning of gospel music and delicious brunch fare at the iconic Wollman Rink in Central Park. Grab some skates, a signature drink from the rink side Hot Toddy Tent and let the uplifting live music ministry of Vincent Bohanan and The Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir fill your spirit with joy.

Part of a 3-date Sunday series. Final date after this will be: 3/13 from 11:00 AM – 1:00PM.

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LGBTQ+ MINGLE NIGHT: DJ MARY MAC

Saturday, March 12 from 6:00pm-9:00pm

Ticket Information:  $38, plus tax includes: admission, skates, live music performed on the rink side stage, weather permitting (and piped through the sound system inside the Clubhouse), and one complimentary signature drink in Wollman’s rink side Hot Toddy Tent. Food and additional assorted beverages will be available for purchase in The Café.

Everyone is invited to a premier skating experience set to the sounds of Madonna’s resident DJ – DJ Mary Mac live in Central Park. If you have someone, bring someone. If you’re single, come and mingle. Ice skating NYC is where you will want to be!

Grab some skates, a signature drink from the rink side Hot Toddy Tent and join us for this exclusive, energized New York evening out!

YOUR HOST: DJ MARY MAC

With a 15+ year legacy of moving large arena crowds for Grammy award-winning Recording Artists such as Pit Bull, Gwen Stefani, Sting, Kanye West, RUN DMC, Snoop Dog, Foo Fighters and most recently Da Baby. She is most at home as Madonna’s resident DJ on world tours. Large corporate events and festivals: RED BULL/COCA COLA/ SALES FORCE/MACYS as well as NYC MAYORS OFFICE / CITY HALL to name a few. DJ Mary Mac represents the party spirit of NYC at home and abroad. If you blink you may miss her…Catch DJ Mary Mac LIVE in NYC.

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EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: FEBRUARY 2022

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

Photo: ©Apollo

SOOLKING

Saturday, February 19th at 9:00pm

Ticket Information: Starts at $68.50

Soolking is a French Algerian singer and rapper who began his career in 2013. His career has included many great hits like “Gueriilla”, ”Zemer” and ” Melejim” with over 257 millions views.

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FOUR QUARTETS

Thursday, February 10th through Saturday, February 12th

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building

Ticket Information: Starts at $25

Since its 2018 world premiere opened to rave reviews at the Fisher Center at Bard, anticipation has peaked for this must-see NYC debut on BAM’s stage: Along with composer Kaija Saariaho and painter Brice Marden, choreographer Pam Tanowitz creates a sublime and thrilling performance from T. S. Eliot’s beautiful, mysterious Four Quartets. These haunting and evocative poems emerged in 1943 from the chaos of World War II as hopeful testaments to the redemptive power of spirituality, art, and human goodness in the darkest of times. Tony Award–nominated Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in AmericaWit) performs Eliot’s text live in this much-lauded collaboration, the first authorized performance based on Four Quartets.
Choreographer Pam Tanowitz—recognized by The New York Times’ “Best of Dance” 2013 through 2020—is known for her deconstructed classical and modern dance, both familiar and entirely brand-new. Since its founding in 2000, Pam Tanowitz Dance has performed acclaimed work at venues including Fisher Center at Bard’s SummerScape Festival, Barbican London, Jacob’s Pillow, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. The work is deeply rooted in formal structures, manipulated and abstracted by Tanowitz until the viewer sees through to the heart of the dance. The juxtapositions and tensions that Tanowitz creates draw upon the virtuosic skill, musical dexterity, and artistic integrity of the PTD dancers.

The Knights
Pam Tanowitz Dance

Narration by Kathleen Chalfant
Scenic and lighting design by Clifton Taylor
Costume design by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Sound design by Jean-Baptiste Barriére

Four Quartets is a Fisher Center at Bard production, co-commissioned with major support from Rebecca Gold, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, Barbican London and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Gagosian is the lead corporate sponsor of Four Quartets on tour.

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AN UNTITLED LOVE

Wednesday, February 23rd through Saturday, February 26th

Location: BAM Strong

Ticket Information: Starts at $30 

Set to the music of the neo-soul, Grammy Award-winning R&B artist D’Angelo, An Untitled Love serves as Kyle Abraham’s creative exaltation of Black love and unity. He dedicates this feel-good work—its visceral hope, solace, and joy—to family, culture, and community strengthened over generations and lifetimes. Nearly three decades after first befriending Brown Sugar, D’Angelo’s debut album, Abraham choreographs to the music of a singular artist for the first time in a work of this scale. Personifying love in all forms, this work shines through devotion to detail in the music and through movement.
Choreographer Kyle Abraham, founder and artistic director of A.I.M, has been a MacArthur “genius” Fellow and a Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner. Presenting work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, at Lincoln Center, BAM, Harlem Stage, and abroad, the Pittsburgh native is among today’s most in-demand dancemakers. The first Black choreographer commissioned by New York City Ballet in over a decade, he featured music by Jay-Z and Kanye West in that production, The Runaway. Following his “Best of Dance for 2018” recognition by The New York Times, he choreographed Ash, a solo work for American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer Misty Copeland in 2019. Abraham, greatly influenced by the late 1970s hip-hop culture he was born into, also incorporates an artistic upbringing of classical cello, piano, and visual arts into his work.

Music by D’Angelo and The Vanguard
Scenic and lighting design by Dan Scully
Costume design by Karen Young and Kyle Abraham
Visual art by Joe Buckingham

Commissioning support for An Untitled Love comes from BAM; American Dance Festival with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works; August Wilson African American Cultural Center; Houston Society for Performing Arts; Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival; The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, Director Seth Soloway; Seattle Theater Group; and White Bird, Portland, Oregon, made possible through White Bird’s 2020 Barney Choreographic Prize.

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Photo: Courtesy of the artist and MACK

BROOKLYN TALKS: WHITE SHOES WITH NONA FAUSTINE

Friday, February 11th, 7:00-9:00pm

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

Ticket Information: $16 and include after-hours access to The Slipstream: Reflection, Resistance, and Resilience in the Art of Our Time.

Artist Nona Faustine discusses her new book White Shoes in a conversation with book contributors Jessica Lanay, Pamela Sneed, and Seph Rodney. White Shoes is a collection of self-portraits taken in locations around New York that were the sites of slave auctions, burial grounds, slave-owning farms, and the coastal locations where slave ships docked. Faustine confronts the city’s once significant—and now largely obscured and unacknowledged—involvement in the slave trade, in solidarity with the people whose names and memories have been lost but are embedded in the land. The conversation will be followed by a book signing.

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Cover, Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy of the author and Knopf Books)

BROOKLYN READS: BITTER WITH AKWAEKE EMEZI

Thursday, February 17th, 7:00-9:00pm

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

Ticket Information: $25 and include a copy of Bitter.

Join Akwaeke Emezi for the launch of their latest novel, Bitter, which explores the stakes of social revolution and how youth lead the way. The companion novel to Pet—a 2019 finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature—Bitter follows a young artist torn between staying within the walls of her studio or protesting in the streets against the deep injustices that grip her hometown of Lucille.

The program begins with a reading from Bitter, followed by a conversation with Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin, about Emezi’s writing process and their wide-ranging career as an author and video artist. Emezi’s other novels include The New York Times bestseller The Death of Vivek Oji (2020)  and Freshwater (2018), which was shortlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award. The program is followed by a book signing. Plus, enjoy an after-hours viewing of The Slipstream: Reflection, Resistance, and Resilience in the Art of Our Times.

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Photo: ©Caramoor

ON DEMAND VIEWING: CALLISTO QUARTET

Sunday, February 13th through Sunday, February 20th

Ticket Information: FREE

Praised for their “intensity and bravado” (Third Coast Review), the Callisto Quartet’s Ernst Stiefel residency continues this year with two appearances that spotlight emerging composers and the classic works that influenced them. In this performance, you’ll hear a world premiere by Nathaniel Heyder, who was inspired by Brahms’ Third String Quartet, which was itself modeled after the Mozart Quartet also on the program. Above all else, the three works share an unmistakable joy of life and nature. 

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BLACK ART JAZZ COLLECTIVE

Thursday, February 3rd, 7:30pm, 9:30pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Online

Ticket Information: Starts at $45, Virtual $10

Founded by saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, and drummer Johnathan Blake, the Black Art Jazz Collective made their debut performance at Dizzy’s in 2013. For years, the BAJC members have been instrumental in the global jazz community, both as leaders and as invaluable members of ensembles led by Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Kenny Barron, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Ron Carter, and others. Their sound is reminiscent of groups led by Jackie McLean, Miles Davis, Woody Shaw, and Art Blakey. For this performance, the Black Art Jazz Collective will perform music from their latest album, Ascension. The sets will showcase compositions celebrating jazz icons Harold Mabern, Larry Willis, and Jackie McLean in addition to pieces inspired by the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 and the Thirteenth Amendment.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Wayne Escoffery, tenor saxophone
Jeremy Pelt, trumpet
James Burton III, trombone
Victor Gould, piano
Rashaan Carter, bass
Mark Whitfield, Jr., drums

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SAMARA JOY

Monday, February 14th
 
Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: Starts at $55

With a voice as smooth as velvet, Samara Joy’s star seems to rise with each performance. Following her 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition win, she released her debut album Samara Joy. As one of America’s most promising young vocalists, the 22-year-old Bronx native and recent SUNY Purchase graduate puts her spin on jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. There is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with Samara and her top-notch band.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Samara Joy, vocals

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Photo: ©Jazz at Lincoln Center

DIANNE REEVES: LET’S FALL IN LOVE

PRESENTED AS PART OF THE ERTEGUN JAZZ CONCERT SERIES

Friday, February 11th through Saturday, February 12th

Location: Rose Theater

Ticket Information: Starts at $40

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • One of the world’s top jazz vocalists returns to mesmerize audiences with her beloved Valentine’s Day shows in Rose Theater.

  • Masterful vocals and hypnotizing musical storytelling.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Continuing a hugely popular tradition now in its 10th year, NEA Jazz Master vocalist Dianne Reeves sets the mood for Valentine’s Day weekend in Rose Theater. A supremely talented vocalist and hypnotizing storyteller, Reeves has been hailed as “the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday” by The New York Times.

With her powerful voice, bold dramatic flair, and penchant for spontaneity, Reeves inhabits every story she sings, taking mesmerized audiences along for the ride. See the show that has audiences coming back year after year—and wow the one you love (or treat yourself!) with an unbeatable musical experience.

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VOICES OF THE MISSISSIPPI

Friday, February 25th through Saturday, February 26th

Location: The Appel Room

Ticket Information: Starts at $65

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Acoustic, electric blues and gospel music performed by some of Mississippi’s finest musicians.

  • Rare snapshots of a unique culture captured and curated by historian and folklorist William Ferris.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Voices of Mississippi is a new multimedia event celebrating the music, art, and storytelling traditions of the people of Mississippi. Based on the 2019 double Grammy Award-winning Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris, the program features live musical performances integrated with film, audio recordings, and rare photographs captured by folklorist William Ferris, who will serve as host for the evening.

A historian with a proudly egalitarian lens, Ferris studies Mississippi as a slice of humanity in which everyone and everything is interconnected—and in which the beating heart of broader cultural traditions can be found in some of the most overlooked figures and places. From the 1960s through the 1990s, Ferris captured an invaluable archive of cultural and musical treasures, and much of that art and humanity will be shared in this unique multimedia concert experience.

Featuring Bobby Rush and Ruthie Foster with William Ferris, Cedric Burnside, Sharde Thomas, and Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, Voices of Mississippi combines blues, folk, gospel music, and spoken-word storytelling to paint a powerful picture of a unique time and place that remains an essential piece of the American cultural fabric.

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DAPHNE’S DIVE

Tuesday, February 1st through Sunday, March 20th

Ticket Information: Starts at $40

Colorful characters create a makeshift ménage at the neighborhood watering hole in a vivid and vibrant play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Water by the Spoonful and In the Heights.

Run by the warm and enterprising Daphne, a north Philadelphia bar becomes home for a disparate band of society’s outsiders; among them an offbeat artist, eccentric activist, ambitious businessman, retired biker, abandoned teenager and Daphne’s vivacious sister. Over the course of nearly twenty years, they drink, dance, rejoice, and grieve together in a captivating weave of interconnection.

Both poignant and joyful, this tribute to found family serves hospitality with a twist of heart in every pour.

“There’s an unassailable heart to Hudes’ work – a fierce compassion for the people she creates and an equally ardent love for the ethnically and culturally diverse city that raised her.”
– THE GUARDIAN

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Photo: Blanka Amezkua

ART WORKSHOP: PAPEL PICADO: A WINTER WORKSPACE WORKSHOP WITH BLANKA AMEZKUA

Sunday, February 6th, 10:00am-2:00pm

Location: Meet at Glyndor Gallery

Ticket Information: $55, including admission to the grounds.

Explore the work of Latinx Winter Workspace artist Blanka Amezkua and traditional papel picado, a folk art of Mexico that involves cut paper. Using chisel tools, brightly colored tissue and floral design as guides, string together mini floral banners ready to add a festive mood to any occasion! All materials provided.

Blanka Amezkua is a Mexican-born, Latinx American  contemporary artist living and working in New York City. Trained as a painter and greatly inspired by folk art and popular culture, she articulates ideas about gender, culture and notions of identity using a wide range of materials and techniques, such as crochet, embroidery, comic book visual vernacular, painting and more.

Amezkua’s interests in the medicinal properties, forms and overall structures of plants found in the herb garden at Wave Hill inform new directions for her papel picado practice, a traditional Mexican paper cutting technique. Amezkua will create larger works than she has previously made, juxtaposing the cut paper works with images from the Codex de la Cruz-Badiano, the first illustrated and descriptive scientific text of Aztec medicine and botany created in the Americas in 1552.

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Photo courtesy of Wave Hill

WINTER WALKS SERIES: COMPLEX PATTERNS IN THE TROPICAL HOUSE

Thursday, February 17th, 11:00am-2:00pm

Location: Meet in the Conservatory

Ticket Information: $15, including admission to the grounds.

A kaleidoscope of colored leaves wave at visitors from the benches of the Tropical House. Join Senior Horticultural Interpreter Jess Brey as she takes a deep dive into what causes variegation in tropical plants and why plant enthusiasts are so obsessed. This is the third and final walk in our Winter Walks Series. Participants in any of the walks in the series receive a $5 drink voucher to redeem in The Café for a warm beverage after the walk. Severe weather cancels. This walk also takes place at noon today, as well as at 11AM and noon on Saturday, February 19.

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BROADWAY SINGS BEYONCE AND LADY GAGA

Thursday, February 24th from 7:00-9:30pm

Ticket Information: $38 ticket includes: Admission, skates, live music and one complimentary signature drink in Wollman’s rink side Hot Toddy Tent. Private entrance through Wollman Rink’s East gate.

Grab some skates, a signature drink from the rink side Hot Toddy Tent, and come party with Broadway Sings at Wollman Rink in Central Park for their final rink side concert event of the season!

The Broadway Sings live band and six insanely talented Broadway stars will celebrate the music of the ultimate queens of pop: Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Throughout the night, you’ll hear new arrangements of the hits of these two dynamic artists, including “Single Ladies,” “Irreplaceable,” “You and I,” and “Poker Face.”

SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:

Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls)
Corey Mach (Kinky Boots)
Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia)
Jillian Mueller (Pretty Woman)
Keri René Fuller (Jagged Little Pill)
Brennyn Lark (Les Miserables)

The New York Times calls the series “sheer brilliance” and has landed on Playbill’s “Best of the Year” lists for multiple years in a row. The show is produced by Corey Mach with music directed by Joshua Stephen Kartes.

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DJ NIGHTS: BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Friday, February 25th from 6:00pm-9:00pm

Ticket Information: $38 ticket includes: admission, skates, live music and one complimentary signature drink in Wollman’s rink side Hot Toddy Tent. Music will be performed on the rink side stage, weather permitting (and piped through the sound system inside the Clubhouse), with à la carte food available in The Café.

Join us for a live music and skating experience when DJ Mastermind and guest vocalists fill Wollman Rink with the sounds of 90’s hip hop, R&B and reggae in celebration of Black History Month. It will be an energized New York night of dancing on the ice.

Your Host: DJ Mastermind

With more than 13 years in the industry, Brooklyn-born, heavy-hitter DJ Mastermind has always been known for getting the party started! From the club scenes in NYC and Las Vegas to private events with Netflix, Savage X Fenty and multiple NYFW shows, DJ Mastermind is excited to add a live performance at Wollman Rink, where he will spin all the greatest hits from the 90s!

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EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: NOVEMBER 2021

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

Photo: ©BAM

A CELEBRATION OF DR. KING

Monday, January 17

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

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

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

UN ESTADO DE GRACIA / A STATE OF GRACE

November 30, 2021 – March 13, 2022

Location:BAM Strong, The Rudin Family Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo courtesy Brooklyn Museum

ANDY WARHOL: REVELATION

November 19, 2021 – June 19, 2022

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

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

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

BIGYUKI SOLO AND YASUSHI NAKAMURA TRIO

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

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: Starts at $35

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

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

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

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

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

DIANE SCHUUR: RUNNING ON FAITH

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

Ticket Information: Starts at $35

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

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

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

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2022 HORTICULTURAL LECTURE SERIES

Wednesday, January 19

Lectures 1 & 2 Virtual 6PM

Lecture 3 at Wave Hill 5PM

Location: Virtual and Onsite

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

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

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EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: NOVEMBER 2021

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Photo: ©BAM

A CONVERSATION WITH SPIKE LEE

Saturday, December 11

Location:

TALKS | LITERARY
 

WITH DAVID LEE
LAUNCH OF SPIKE
CO-PRESENTED BY BAM AND GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE

Part of A New York Season

Join Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee and his brother David Lee at BAM for an expansive conversation celebrating the launch of the acclaimed filmmaker’s book, SPIKE. This lavish visual celebration of his life and career to date features storytelling by Lee and hundreds of never-before-seen photographs by David Lee, Spike’s official on-set photographer, from Brooklyn film sets and beyond. In opening his archives, Lee provided behind‐the‐scenes material from the making of his iconic films, documentaries, TV shows, and music videos. Finally, cinephiles and fans of one of history’s most prominent and influential filmmakers can hold his story in their hands, and in his presence.

Spike Lee is a world-renowned, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, a cultural icon, and one of the most prominent voices on race and racism for more than three decades. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks—based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, just blocks from BAM—has produced more than 35 films, including his directorial debut She’s Gotta Have It, his seminal masterpiece Do the Right Thing, and more recently, the Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he is a tenured Professor of Film and Artistic Director. Spike Lee’s provocative features, documentaries, commercials (Air Jordan), and music videos (Prince, Michael Jackson) have made an indelible mark in both cinematic history and in contemporary society.

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

UN ESTADO DE GRACIA / A STATE OF GRACE

November 30, 2021 – March 13, 2022

Location:BAM Strong, The Rudin Family Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Holiday Market, 2019. (Photo: Aimee Kellner, Brooklyn Pop-Up)

HOLIDAY MARKET

Sunday December 5, 12, 19 from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

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

Stop by our Holiday Market featuring more than twenty local artisans and vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more. Shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items and get into the holiday spirit with performances by carolers and live DJs.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

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Marquis Williams. (Photo: Courtesy of Marquis Williams)

ART HISTORY HAPPY HOUR: WARHOL AND WINE

Thursday, December 16 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor

Expand your knowledge of Andy Warhol’s Pop art with a special after-hours curator talk and a wine tasting featuring selections by Marquis Williams of Highly Recommended, a Brooklyn-based members-only wine club. This month, curator Carmen Hermo pays tribute to our newest exhibition, Andy Warhol: Revelation, focusing on the iconic artist’s less-explored Byzantine Catholic upbringing and the profound impact it had on his artistic practice. Explore the ways that Warhol mixed Pop art and Catholicism, from portraits of celebrities to appropriated Renaissance masterpieces, while you indulge in wine pairings inspired by Warhol’s artistic practice and relationship to his faith. Then, visit the galleries for an exclusive after-hours viewing of Andy Warhol: Revelation.

Tickets are $45 and include four wine tastings, small bites, and special after-hours admission to Andy Warhol: Revelation. Additional wine is available for purchase. Member tickets are $40. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

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Photo: ©Caramoor

NEW YORK POLYPHONY

Saturday, December 11 at 5:00 pm or 7:00 pm

Location: Music Room

Ticket Information: Start at $30

This a cappella vocal quartet brings their exquisitely blended voices back to the Music Room in Sing Thee Nowell, a program of sacred Christmas music spanning seven centuries. Select rooms of the Rosen House, splendidly decorated for the holidays, will be open for viewing one hour prior to each performance. Ring in the holidays with New York Polyphony’s “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts” (NPR).

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

MARY STALLINGS AND THE EMMET COHEN TRIO

Thursday December 9 – Sunday December 12, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: Starts at $30

“Perhaps the best jazz singer singing today” according to the New York Times, Mary Stallings has performed with the likes of Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Geri Allen, and Harry “Sweets” Edison. On these evenings, she graces the Dizzy’s stage alongside Emmet Cohen’s impeccable trio with a beautiful backdrop of the New York City skyline. This performance will be a true multigenerational showcase, bringing a veteran vocalist together with a trio of young, first-rate instrumentalists.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Mary Stallings – Vocals

Emmet Cohen – Piano

Russell Hall – Bass

Kyle Poole – Drums

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

A VERY IRBY CHRISTMAS

Tuesday December 21 – Thursday December 21, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
Friday December 24, 7:00 pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: Starts at $35

An accomplished bandleader and a saxophonist with the sweetest tone, Sherman Irby is a longtime member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. His previous Christmas shows at Dizzy’s left us wanting more, and we’re excited to welcome this warm and swinging show back to the club. A Very Irby Christmas features special guest vocalist, trombonist, and fellow JLCO member Vincent Gardner, pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, bassist Gerald Cannon, and drummer Willie Jones III. Stop by Dizzy’s for some holiday cheer and an unbeatable view of New York City’s winter skyline.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Isaiah J. Thompson – piano
Gerald Cannon – bass
Willie Jones III – drums
Vincent Gardner – trombone
Sofija Knezevic – vocals (December 21-22)
Camille Thurman – vocals (December 23-24)

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

CARLOS HENRIQUEZ NONET

Monday December 27 – Thursday December 30 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
 

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: Starts at $40

Carlos Henriquez is the bassist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and “an emerging master in the Latin jazz idiom” (DownBeat). This week at Dizzy’s, he leads an all-star nonet to close out 2021 with a series of energetic concerts. Hailing from the Bronx, Henriquez is a rare virtuoso in both jazz and Afro-Cuban traditions and a vital voice in the infectious cultural fusion of Latin jazz. He has performed with greats like Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz since the age of 14. As a JLCO fan favorite and leader of his own small groups, Henriquez regularly headlines concerts in The Appel Room and music directs shows in Rose Theater (including Rubén Blades’s historic performances with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra). His Dizzy’s engagements are rare, intimate experiences for lovers of Latin rhythms and the swing tradition.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Obed Calvaire – drums
Michael Rodriguez – trumpet
Terrell Stafford – trumpet
Melissa Aldana – tenor saxophone
Marshall Gilkes – trombones
Jeremy Bosch – flute and vocals
Anthony Almonte – congas and vocals

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HOLIDAY TEA

Thursday, December 23
Tuesday, December 28
Wednesday, December 29
Thursday, December 30

11:45 am and 2:45 pm

Location: The Cafe at Wave Hill

Co-organized by Wave Hill and Lehman College Art Gallery, Eco-Urgency: Now or Never is a two-part exhibition showing the varied responses to our current ecological crisis by artists working across wide-ranging practices. Now, the first part of the exhibition, on view at Wave Hill, brings together artists looking at the urgency of the present moment, raising awareness through a holistic approach to understanding social, political and environmental concerns. Or Never, the second part of the project, to be presented at Lehman College Art Gallery starting December 4, is both speculative and reflective, examining the echoing cycles of history that have shaped and led us to our current moment, alongside possible and causal futures.

Click here to learn moreGreat Performances is delighted to present the Holiday Edition of our Afternoon Tea at Wave Hill. A custom menu designed specifically for Wave Hill, our Holiday Tea uses local and seasonal ingredients and inspiration from our own organic farm, Katchkie Farm.

Delicious tea sandwiches and delectable pastries provide the perfect accompaniment to Tea by Palais des Thés or House Made Hot Cocoa. You can enhance your Holiday Tea with a bottle of sparkling wine.

Start with a selection of Teas by Palais des Thés or enjoy our House Made Hot Cocoa.

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

  • Tea Sandwiches: Egg and Cress; Smoked Trout and Cucumber; Sliced Apples and Chutney; Griddled Turkey and Brie 
  • Scones and Cakes: Olive Oil Cake with Candied Citrus; Assorted Scones and Short Bread; Clotted Cream, Raspberry Jam
  • Desserts: Raspberry Tartlets; Chocolate Truffles; Dark Chocolate Brownies; Gingerbread Cookies

EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: NOVEMBER 2021

By Great Performances

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Photo: ©BAM

AI WEIWEI

November 10

Location:

 

TALKS | LITERARY
 

IN CONVERSATION WITH DEBBIE MILLMAN
CO-PRESENTED BY BAM, GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE, AND PEN AMERICA

 
Part of Fall 2021
“ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ARTISTS WORKING IN THE WORLD TODAY”
—FINANCIAL TIMES
 

Join world-renowned artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei on the release date of his highly anticipated memoir, 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows. While being held by Chinese authorities in 2011, Ai Weiwei decided to write a memoir about his extraordinary life and the legacy of his father Ai Qing, the nation’s most celebrated poet who was banished from society. At once ambitious and intimate, 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows serves as a timely reminder of the urgent need to protect freedom of expression.

Please note: This event was originally scheduled for Tue, Nov 2 at 7:30pm

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Photo: ©BAM

REDECODE X CONTAINERS

September 15 – December 15, 2021

Location: Sharp Lower Lobby in the BAM Fisher

 

Joiri Minaya
Redecode x Containers
Inkjet on vinyl
2021

Redecode x Containers by Joiri Minaya, a New York-based Black Latinx artist, presents portraits from her Containers series (2015–2020) and landscape images from her Redecode wallpaper series. Containers is an ongoing project highlighting female subjects in seemingly natural environments wearing bodysuits Minaya makes using fabric with tropical designs. By abstracting tropical images via pixelation in Redecode, Minaya introduces an unexpected and layered take on cultural tropes historically projected onto Caribbean culture, women, and the region’s natural and commercialized elements. Combining these two series in one pictorial plane, Minaya provides space for the viewer to question imposed histories and ideas, encouraging new and culturally inclusive narratives.

Redecode x Containers is curated by BAM’s Curator-At-Large, Larry Ossei-Mensah.

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LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

September 15 – December 15, 2021

Location:

 
Part of Film
 
Directed by Edgar Wright | 2021
With Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith
 
In this psychological thriller from director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the DeadHot Fuzz), Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie. But the glamour is not all it appears to be, and dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker. Screening on 35mm.
 

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Composit Scan: Katerina Jebb; Courtesy Brooklyn Museum

CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS

September 10, 2021 – February 20, 2022

Location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Tickets: $25

The New York premiere of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the groundbreaking history and legacy of the House of Dior. The exhibition brings to life Dior’s many sources of inspiration—from the splendor of flowers and other natural forms to classical and contemporary art.

With objects drawn primarily from the Dior archives, the exhibition includes a vast array of over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, accessories, and works from the Museum’s collection. The haute couture on view exemplifies many of the French couturier’s fabled silhouettes, including the “New Look,” which debuted in 1947.

Presented are galleries devoted to Dior and the artistic directors who succeeded him—Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. A toile room, a tribute to the Ateliers, and adjacent galleries of couture garments showcase the excellence of Dior’s petites mains. The central atrium of our Beaux-Arts Court has been redesigned as an enchanted garden, and a concluding gallery celebrates dresses worn by stars from Grace Kelly to Jennifer Lawrence.

The Brooklyn Museum presentation of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is curated by Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion, Denver Art Museum, in collaboration with Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, Brooklyn Museum.

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Photo: ©Caramoor

CALLISTO QUARTET

2021–22 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence

Sunday, November 7 at 3:00 pm

Location: Music Room

Ticket Information: Start at $30

Praised for their “intensity and bravado” (Third Coast Review), the Callisto Quartet’s Ernst Stiefel residency continues this year with two appearances that spotlight emerging composers and the classic works that influenced them. In this performance, you’ll hear a world premiere by Nathaniel Heyder, who was inspired by Brahms’ Third String Quartet, which was itself modeled after the Mozart Quartet also on the program. Above all else, the three works share an unmistakable joy of life and nature.   

Artists

Callisto Quartet
Paul Aguilar, violin
Rachel Aguilar, violin
Eva Kennedy, viola
Hannah Moses, cello

Program

Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458, “Hunt”  
Nathaniel HeyderVistas (World Premiere)  
Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67  

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Photo: ©Caramoor

STEPHEN HOUGH, PIANO

Sunday, November 13, 3:00 pm

Location: Caramoor Grounds

Ticket Information: Starts at $30

World-renowned pianist and composer Stephen Hough brings his exceptional artistry to Caramoor for a program that includes the music of Schumann, Chopin, 20th-century British composer Alan Rawsthorne, and Hough himself. Widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive pianists of his generation, Hough has earned a multitude of prestigious awards and a long-standing international following.    

Join us after the concert for a conversation with the artist.

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

THANKSGIVING WITH WYCLIFFE GORDON

Thursday, November 25, Doors Open 5:30

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: $178 (Includes cover, food, and gratuity per person. Alcohol not included.)

Universally beloved trombone master Wycliffe Gordon—a former star of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet—continues a Jazz at Lincoln Center holiday tradition. He kicks off the holiday season with this special performance on Thanksgiving, which includes a festive three-course prix fixe feast. With a career spanning decades, Wycliffe Gordon is the definition of a good time; as Wynton Marsalis says, “Just his presence is a creative experience.”
 
PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Wycliffe Gordon, trombone/vocals
Adrian Cunningham, reeds
Ehud Asherie, piano
Yasushi Nakamura, bass
Alvin Atkinson, drums

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Photo: ©Signature Theater

TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992

October 12 – November 14

Location: Irene Diamond Stage

One verdict can change the course of history. The news of the police officers’ acquittal in Rodney King’s police brutality case reverberated throughout the streets of Los Angeles. Variously called a “riot, a revolution, or a social explosion,” the events that followed the verdict drew worldwide attention. Playwright, actor and scholar Anna Deavere Smith responded artistically by dissecting the anatomy of the unrest. She interviewed over 350 Los Angelinos in preparation for the performance. Declared a “rich, panoramic canvas of a national trauma” by The New York Times, Smith’s transformative study of the 1992 L.A. riots reveals the fault lines that set the city ablaze. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is equal parts meticulously researched reportage and stirring cry for reform. 

Signature is excited to work with Anna Deavere Smith and director Taibi Magar to reimagine this play for new performers and collaborators.

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Photo courtesy Wave Hill

ECO-URGENCY: NOW OR NEVER

Now through December 5

Location: Glyndor Gallery

Co-organized by Wave Hill and Lehman College Art Gallery, Eco-Urgency: Now or Never is a two-part exhibition showing the varied responses to our current ecological crisis by artists working across wide-ranging practices. Now, the first part of the exhibition, on view at Wave Hill, brings together artists looking at the urgency of the present moment, raising awareness through a holistic approach to understanding social, political and environmental concerns. Or Never, the second part of the project, to be presented at Lehman College Art Gallery starting December 4, is both speculative and reflective, examining the echoing cycles of history that have shaped and led us to our current moment, alongside possible and causal futures.

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Photo: ©Joshua Bright

EARTH IN PERIL: DAVID BENJAMIN PERRY

Now through December 5, 2021

Location: Wave Hill House

With an unrelenting reverence for the natural world, David Benjamin Sherry photographs epic scenes of the American landscape with a particular focus on the West, highlighting its beauty while hinting at its precarious future. Showcasing a selection of color, monochromatic and black-and-white photographs made over the past 12 years, Earth in Peril highlights Sherry’s technical skills, sensitive eye and queer perspective that set his landscape photography apart from his predecessors and contemporaries.

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Photo: ©Joshua Bright

PRISCILLA ALEMAN

Now through December 5, 2021

Location: Glyndor Gallery

Priscilla Aleman’s installation Origins of Devotion transforms the Sunroom into an overgrown, devotional environment that uses the body as an innate symbol in ceremony to convey the sacred, the afterlife and the deities of our time. Referencing traditional sculptures and ancient symbolism, Aleman examines archaeological materials and ecological transformations in the Americas, including the Caribbean, to create sites for ceremony and ritualized performances. Aleman’s sculptural installation will comprise an oceanic exchange of materials collected from the Global South. These will include belongings from family members, replicas of pre-Columbian artifacts and tropical flora from horticultural facilities.

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R&B FESTIVAL AT FORT GREENE PRAK

october 2 – 10

Location: Fort Greene Park

Produced by Danny Kapilian

BAM’s free annual R&B festival is at Fort Greene Park! Now in its 26th year, join us this fall for our beloved outdoor concert series, bringing together friends, families, and neighbors for great music under the trees. This year’s lineup features Memphis singer-songwriter Valerie June, singer-songwriter and playwright, Stew with his band The Negro Problem, jazz piano and Hammond B3 virtuoso Matthew Whitaker, and the Grammy Award-winning singer Mykal Rose, formerly of Black Uhuru.

The BAM R&B Festival has presented Wilson Pickett, Roy Hargrove, Andra Day, Ashford and Simpson, Snarky Puppy, George Clinton and P-Funk, Dr. John, Savion Glover, Angelique Kidjo, Marcus Miller, Richie Havens, and hundreds of other great performing artists since 1995.

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Photo: ©Kehinde Wiley; courtesy of National Potrait Gallery

THE OBAMA PORTRAITS TOUR

August 27 – October 24

Location: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

From the moment of their unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., in February 2018, the official portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama have become iconic. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of the former First Lady have inspired unprecedented responses from the public.

This five-city tour travels the United States from June 2021 through May 2022 and is expected to reach millions of people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to view these remarkable paintings. This special presentation enhances the conversations surrounding the power of portraiture and its potential to engage communities. The Obama Portraits Tour is accompanied by a richly illustrated book published by National Portrait Gallery and Princeton University Press.

Other tour locations include the Art Institute of Chicago (June 18–August 15, 2021), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (November 5, 2021–January 2, 2022), High Museum of Art, Atlanta (January 14–March 20, 2022), and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (April 2–May 30, 2022).

The Obama Portraits Tour has been organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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Composit Scan: Katerina Jebb; Courtesy Brooklyn Museum

CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS

September 10, 2021 – February 20, 2022

Location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Tickets: $25

The New York premiere of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the groundbreaking history and legacy of the House of Dior. The exhibition brings to life Dior’s many sources of inspiration—from the splendor of flowers and other natural forms to classical and contemporary art.

With objects drawn primarily from the Dior archives, the exhibition includes a vast array of over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, accessories, and works from the Museum’s collection. The haute couture on view exemplifies many of the French couturier’s fabled silhouettes, including the “New Look,” which debuted in 1947.

Presented are galleries devoted to Dior and the artistic directors who succeeded him—Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. A toile room, a tribute to the Ateliers, and adjacent galleries of couture garments showcase the excellence of Dior’s petites mains. The central atrium of our Beaux-Arts Court has been redesigned as an enchanted garden, and a concluding gallery celebrates dresses worn by stars from Grace Kelly to Jennifer Lawrence.

The Brooklyn Museum presentation of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is curated by Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion, Denver Art Museum, in collaboration with Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, Brooklyn Museum.

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Photo: ©Caramoor

ISAIAH J. THOMPSON QUARTET

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Friday, October 15 at 8:00 pm

Location: Music Room

Ticket Information: Start at $30

A frequent collaborator with contemporary jazz luminaries, Isaiah J. Thompson has emerged as a powerful pianist, bandleader, and composer. As a performer, he emits joy and conveys his personal experiences and everlasting love of jazz through the music itself. A recent graduate of The Juilliard School, he’s the recipient of the 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and won second place in the 2018 Thelonious Monk (now Herbie Hancock) Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition. 

Please note: All audience members for this concert must wear a mask and show proof of vaccination. To learn more about our Health & Safety policies, please click here

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Photo: ©Caramoor

FAMILY EVENT: CELEBRATE DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 pm

Location: Caramoor Grounds

Ticket Information: Free

Caramoor collaborates with Mexico Beyond Mariachi to bring a family-friendly afternoon of music and dance to celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Typically, the holiday involves the gathering of family and friends to pray for and to remember those who have passed, however instead of mourning, the day is filled with celebrations.  

The afternoon includes several traditional and regional dance performances around Caramoor’s grounds, leading to the main event on Friends Field. Appropriate for all ages, the event includes crafts and snacks.

Schedule

Stage 1 / Spanish Courtyard  
Tabasco & Guerrero / 2:00pm & 2:30pm 

Stage 2 / Sunken Garden  
Veracruz / 2:10pm & 2:40pm

Stage 3 / Friends Field Stage  
Mexica & Aztec / 2:20pm & 2:50pm  

All Artists / 3:30pm–4:15pm 

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Photo: ©Caramoor

EVNIN RISING STARS

Sunday, October 31 at 3:00 pm

Location: Music Room

Ticket Information: Tickets start at $30

One of three mentoring programs at Caramoor, Evnin Rising Stars serves as an incubator for the next generation of classical musicians. Renowned cellist Marcy Rosen serves as this year’s Guest Artistic Director, working with violist Daniel Phillips to mentor five young instrumentalists. The week-long residency concludes with a concert in the Music Room, giving the public the opportunity to hear these exciting artists on their way to becoming leaders in the field. 

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

MIKE LEDONNE TRIO WITH RON CARTER & JOE FARNSWORTH

Friday – Saturday, October 15-16, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: $45 plus f&b; Students $15

“Hearing Mike LeDonne was a startling revelation. I was knocked out.” —Milt Jackson 

“Mike LeDonne is one of the most talented pianists of this particular era. He’s incredible.” —Oscar Peterson

Pianist and organist Mike LeDonne is a modern master who in the past few decades has worked with Benny Goodman, Sonny Rollins, Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, and more. LeDonne’s ace trio features Ron Carter on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums, so it’s guaranteed to be a virtuosic evening of swinging jazz.

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

JEREMY PELT

Thursday – Saturday, October 28-30, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: $40 – $45 plus f&b; Students $15

Jeremy Pelt is one of this generation’s leading band leaders and trumpeters with the ability to execute intricate solos—whether open or muted—with ease, and deliver a ballad in a soulfully tasteful manner. On this special engagement, Pelt will perform music from Griot: This Is Important!, his newest release which is part jazz album, part oral history featuring spoken interludes from fellow artists he has interviewed in recent years. For Pelt, Griot: This Is Important! both honors his forebears and sheds light on the meaning of the music and the motivations of those who devote their lives to it. He brings to Dizzy’s the core powerhouse lineup featured on the album to perform these characteristically lyrical and flowing, and stylistically diverse compositions.

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Photo: ©Signature Theater

INFINITE LIFE

Fall 2021

Location: The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

A play about no end in sight. After the critically acclaimed premiere of John and sold-out run of The Antipodes, Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker returns with the final play of her Signature Residency, directing a new work that tackles persistent pain and desire.

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Photo: ©Signature Theater

TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992

October 12 – November 14

Location: Irene Diamond Stage

One verdict can change the course of history. The news of the police officers’ acquittal in Rodney King’s police brutality case reverberated throughout the streets of Los Angeles. Variously called a “riot, a revolution, or a social explosion,” the events that followed the verdict drew worldwide attention. Playwright, actor and scholar Anna Deavere Smith responded artistically by dissecting the anatomy of the unrest. She interviewed over 350 Los Angelinos in preparation for the performance. Declared a “rich, panoramic canvas of a national trauma” by The New York Times, Smith’s transformative study of the 1992 L.A. riots reveals the fault lines that set the city ablaze. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is equal parts meticulously researched reportage and stirring cry for reform. 

Signature is excited to work with Anna Deavere Smith and director Taibi Magar to reimagine this play for new performers and collaborators.

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Photo courtesy Wave Hill

THE OVERLOOK QUARTET PERFORMS “IF THE STARS ALIGN”

Thursday, October 7, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: On the grounds

The Overlook is a quartet of accomplished string players dedicated to amplifying the music of Black composers, by looking to voices both celebrated and underperformed and seeking out living composers to perform and commission. Through this work, The Overlook upholds a commitment to a more representative canon. The quartet will perform “If the Stars Align,” a program dedicated to the music of living Black female composers Leila Adu, Shelley Washington and Eleanor Alberga

Violinists Monica Davis and Ravenna Lipchik have held chairs in Broadway orchestras and toured internationally with renowned chamber ensembles; violist Angela Pickett and cellist Laura Metcalf are members of award-winning string quintet Sybarite5. The four friends and colleagues formed the quartet in 2020 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, a time when creative work had all but disappeared from the artistic landscape of New York. The quartet has performed dozens of in-person and online concerts presented by the Kaufman Music Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Strathmore Arts and many others.

Registration strongly recommended, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. In case of rain, the event will move to Kate French Terrace. Because space is limited, registered guests will receive priority. If you have any questions about this program or have registration questions, please contact us at information@wavehill.org or by calling the number and extension provided above.

The Overlook Quartet’s performance of “If the Stars Align”, part of a two-day festival of community performance activities in the Bronx, is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the Bronx Council on the Arts.

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Photo: ©Joshua Bright

SKY-HUNTERS IN FLIGHT

Monday, October 11, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: Shade Border Lawn

Welcome back master falconer Brian Bradley and his beautiful and beloved raptors, here for a live bird presentation! Watch trained birds of prey sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration. Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and see live raptors from around the world. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Space is limited. Rain location: Armor Hall in Wave Hill House. Wings over Wave Hill: Birds of Prey Day event.

Registration required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. If you have any questions about this program or have registration questions, please contact us information@wavehill.org or by calling the number and extension provided above.

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