As the weather gets cooler, we start to think about some of our favorite fall and winter beverages. These cocktails are sure to warm you up and keep you in good spirits as the months get colder!

DARK & STORMY

The Dark and Stormy has been a favorite at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

The spicy, sweet combination of dark rum, ginger beer and tangy lime juice echo the sweet, spicy sounds of Jazz.

They’re easy to mix up at home and enjoy as we move into the colder months.

Dark & Stormy Cocktail

INGREDIENTS

PROCEDURE

  • 2 oz Gosling Black Seal Rum
  • 3 oz Ginger Beer
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • Fill a highball glass with ice, add rum, ginger beer, and lime.
  • Stir gently and garnish with a lime wedge.
  • Enjoy!

BIANCA'S WHITE HORSE

For the menu at The Norm 54, our food and beverage extension of the Studio 54 exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum, Loriana Sanabria curated a series of cocktails that reflected the spirit of excess and indulgence of the disco era.

Bianca Jagger famously celebrated her birthday at Studio 54.

The extravaganza was planned in less than twelve hours and Steve Rubell arranged for Bianca to ride around the dance floor on a white horse led by two nude models covered in shimmer paint and sparkles.

Bianca Jagger Inspired Cocktail

INGREDIENTS

PROCEDURE

  • Hendrick’s Gin
  • Lavender
  • Champagne
  • Garnish with edible glitter and a rock candy swizzle.
  • Disco ball optional.
  • Enjoy!

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Wedding Planners Discuss the Future of Weddings

GP Talks: Wine Down Wednesday

You’ve got pressing questions, we’ve rounded up experts to give you answers!

wedding planners to discuss what weddings will look like in the future.

We’ve assembled a panel of incredible wedding planners to discuss the future of weddings.

The panel (full bios below):

  • Annie Lee – Annie Lee is principal planner of Daughter of Design, recently named a top planner of the world by Harper’s Bazaar. Annie is also author of Learn to Speak Wedding: Flashcards for Beginners and founder of Plannie.com where you can hire an event planner by the hour. 

  • Emily Reifel – Emily Reifel has been running all the Social Events at The Plaza Hotel for 12 years. She started in the hospitality industry at the front desk of The Waldorf=Astoria where she realized that she had a passion for events.  A native of Seattle, Washington her dance background was what originally led her to her new home of New York City.  Now she oversees some of the most luxurious weddings, birthday parties and bar & bat mitzvah’s for anywhere from 100 to 500 guests!  When she is not busy running events you can probably find her over at Lincoln Center supporting her love for the arts!

  • Guerdy Abraira – Guerdy has been in the wedding industry for over 17 years. Guerdys “back-of-the-house” background in hotel services and catering has granted her to have full capacity in executing destination and local weddings from hotel room blocks to creating unique food and beverage experiences. She guides her team to not look at the trends but rather develop truly unique executions for clients. Her ability to not only fully plan weddings but also create full-bodied conceptual design for her clients has been a game-changer in her ability to offer a unique multi-dimensional array of services. This Haitian/French/American’s global palette and aesthetic also has played a large role in her ability to facilitate destination weddings for those looking for destination wedding experiences 

  • Marcy Blum –  An “eventista,” Marcy Blum is an expert in entertaining, etiquette, food, and wine. She has been producing creative, magical, and personal events for over 30 years, launching Marcy Blum Associates in 1986 and is frequently noted as an innovator in the events industry. Marcy infuses her culinary arts background with her humorous and sane approach to entertaining, to create extraordinary memories for her clients. 

    A graduate of the Performing Arts High School and the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Marcy produces events where the entertainment and décor are elegantly theatrical, the food is delicious and creative, the wines are thoughtfully chosen, and the service is beyond spectacular.

  • Maria Seremetis – Maria Seremetis, Founder and President of Maria Seremetis Events, has been an authority on event planning in NYC for over two decades, planning hundreds of events around the world. Growing up in a Greek family, where gatherings of 20-40 with shared laughter and mezze each weekend was the norm, a penchant for entertaining was born. Maria honed a talent for event design and planning through her roles in catering and hospitality in her father’s restaurants, and in her merchandising role at Donna Karan.  Her passion for meaningful connections, collaborations, and experiential story-telling through entertaining – and always, laughter, are at the heart of each and every client project.  A trusted source on all matters of hospitality, her meticulous attention to detail, style and quality, and her collaborative approach in working with top vendors in the industry, are her professional trademarks.

     

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By Great Performances

This month we’re celebrating the almighty carrot. A nutritious, earthy, root vegetable, we love them puréed, roasted, braised, steamed and raw. They’re a great way to add vibrant colors and texture to your plate. Long known to offer a wide range of health benefits such as improving eye health and lowering cholesterol, carrots are a great source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, antioxidants and more.

From “Spicy Pickled Carrots with Hummus and Pita” at the Signature Cafe to “Curried Carrot Soup with Coconut Crème” at The Norm, enjoy our favorite carrot dishes at our restaurants across town or make them yourself using the mouthwatering recipe below, and be sure to visit the Katchkie Farm recipe archive for even more terrific ideas!

CELEBRATE CARROTS AT OUR CAFÉS

February 11-14

CARROT AND RADISH SALAD

with citrus and cilantro

SOMEN NOODLES

with carrot, shitake, and cabbage

SPICY PICKLED CARROTS

with hummus and pita

CURRIED CARROT SOUP

with coconut crème

CRISPY PARMESAN CARROTS

By Chef Saul Bolton

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

PROCEDURE

  • 1 pound baby carrots, washed and halved

  • 1/8 cup olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F and lightly grease a cookie sheet.

  2. Combine carrots, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.

  3. Spread on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden and crisp.

  4. Garnish with parsley and serve while still warm.

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By Great Performances

This month we’re celebrating rutabaga. Rutabaga is a winter root vegetable that is a cross between a cabbage and a turnip. When eaten raw, they taste slightly milder than turnips, offering a slight bitter, earthy flavor, and when cooked, they produce a savory-sweet flavor. They can be mashed, roasted, baked or boiled, and added to some of your favorite winter dishes.

Rutabagas are not only delicious, but also a great source of potassium, magnesium, calcium and more. They also help to improve digestion, lower blood pressure and boost your immune system. Enjoy our favorite rutabaga dishes at our venues and be sure to try our recipe below or check out the Katchkie Farm recipe archive.


 

Celebrate Rutabaga at our Cafés

January 15-19

POACHED DUCK EGG

rutabaga mash, louisiana bbq sauce, scallion, bosc pear chip

ROASTED RUTABAGA SALAD

hand sheared greens, popped cranberries, shaved manchego cheese, sherry vinaigrette

SPICED RUTAGABA FLATBREAD

caramelized apple, smoked mozzarella

RUTABAGA BISQUE

apple bacon chutney


 

Rutabaga Soup

By Chef Saul Bolton

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • ¼ lb. onions, diced

  • ¼ lb. carrots, peeled and diced

  • ½ oz. garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • 2 lbs. rutabaga, peeled and cubed

  • ½ lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme

  • Salt and Pepper

  • Garnish: sour cream, parsley

Procedure

  1. Heat a heavy-bottomed soup pot. When hot, add canola oil then add onions, carrots, and garlic. Cook over medium heat until onions are carrots are softened. Add rutabaga and potatoes, season with salt and pepper. Cover with water by two inches and cook until vegetables are soft.

  2. Puree contents until very smooth, adding more liquid to adjust consistency. If using a standard blender, fill jar no more than half full, remove your lid’s center insert, cover with a folded kitchen towel and then blend. Strain then taste for seasoning.

  3. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of parsley.

By Great Performances

This month we’re celebrating Brussels sprouts. Named after Brussels, the capital of Belgium, Brussels sprouts are loaded with nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that support bone, gut, skin and immune health.

Due to their high levels of glucosinolates, overcooked Brussels sprouts exude an unflattering rotten scent. However, when cooked properly, or by roasting, sautéing and grilling, they exude a nutty, sweet aroma and flavor. Brussels sprouts make the perfect side dish to your favorite entrees. Enjoy our favorite Brussels sprouts dishes at our venues and be sure to try our recipe below.


 

Celebrate Brussels Sprouts at our Cafés

December 15 – 21

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Chinese sausage, honey, soy

CRISPY BRUSSELS SPROUTS

sesame vinaigrette

THE ROTH BAR AT HAUSER AND WIRTH

CHIFFONADE OF BRUSSELS SPROUTS

pecorino, lemon vinaigrette

bacon, apricot marmalade


SIMPLE SALAD OF SHAVED BRUSSELS, LEMON AND PECORINO

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs raw Brussels sprouts, cleaned, trimmed and halved

  • 6 whole shallots, diced

  • 1/4 lb Pecorino Sardo

  • Olive oil

  • 4 whole lemons, zested and juiced

  • Sea salt

  • Fresh black pepper

Procedure

  1. With a sharp knife or mandoline, shave the Brussels sprouts finely, discarding only the root on the end.

  2. Transfer the shaved Brussels sprouts to a large bowl, add shallots, then dress with 1 teaspoon of lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil and salt to taste. Gently massage the Brussels sprouts, ensuring an even distribution of the seasoning.

  3. To serve, divide the dressed Brussels sprouts between 6 plates. Grate fresh Pecorino Sardo on top of each salad to taste.

 

By Great Performances

 

“I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable.”

-Anthony Bourdain

 

One of the ways we experience, enjoy and learn about another culture is through food. Travel guides and lists often highlight monuments, museums and cultural institutions and invariably will have a section dedicated to food. Enjoying a local meal is one of the ways that we feel we’ve truly experienced another country or culture. Recently, it’s become even more popular to be able to experience this in our own backyards. But more than just visiting the local Japanese restaurant for Omakase or digging into bayenetu at an Ethiopian restaurant, it’s experiencing other aspects of culture including history, music and art.

Within our cafes and restaurants at cultural institutions, we’re careful to develop more than just menus, but experiences that reflect current exhibits and provide guests with an immersive journey.

Enjoying French Cuisine at The Norm at Brooklyn Museum

Buttery Chili Prawns
Le Costumier
Marquise de Chocolate
Spinach Socca with Avocado
Branzino en Papillote

For Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit, Pierre Cardin: Future of Fashion, we transformed The Norm into an homage to Pierre Cardin’s restaurant, Maxim’s de Paris. The menu features classic dishes from the Maxim’s de Paris cookbook and seasonal dishes inspired by the iconic restaurant. The menu has evolved since its launch in June, moving from the fresh Mediterranean influences of southern French cuisine in the summer towards the more comforting warm and robust flavors of northern and central France as we head into winter.

French chef and restaurateur Eric Ripert, famous for his flagship restaurant Le Bernardin, recently visited ordering Salade aux Poires et Roquefort, Carpaccio d’Aubergines, Branzino en Papillote and Onglet Grillé . He complimented Chef Andy Mejias remarking that the “flavors were so good!”

 

An Elevated Southern Experience at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Recently, Chef Corey Samuel hosted a tasting experience at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Chef Samuel took guests on a delectable journey, exploring the foods of his childhood prepared using classic techniques and drawing on modern influences.

Firmly rooted in southern tradition and anchored with ingredients associated with southern cuisine, international flavors, varied cooking methods and unique pairings elevated each dish. Chef Samuel shared stories from his youth as he presented each dish, engaging the guests in conversations about food, culture and tradition.

Following the meal, guests enjoyed dessert along with a set at Dizzy’s Club, celebrating the natural synergy between soul food and Jazz.

 

 

By Great Performances

Kick off the Holiday Season with Events and Entertainment for Everyone to Enjoy at our Partner Venues.

 

Apollo Theater

 

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Apollo Live Wire

She’s a Rebel: A Tribute to the girl Groups of the 50s, 60s and 70s

Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 pm

Moderated by music journalist and essayist Christian John Wikane, panelists include original members of some of the more popular groups. The discussion will center on their experiences as artists and as women in the music industry, their enduring impact on music and style internationally and their individual careers beyond their girl group membership. Get your tickets today.

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Apollo Film Presents

Imagenation’s Cocktails & Cinema: Clemency

Thursday, November 21 at 6:00 pm (Reception and DJ Set with DJ Reborn)

7:00 pm (Film Screening)

Cocktails & Cinema is a quarterly social featuring premiere and advance screenings of Black world cinema. Each event is preceded by a reception with light hors d’oeuvres, wine/beer, featuring a live set with DJ Reborn and following the screening a film talk back.

The Apollo proudly launches this new series with an advance screening of Clemency, the winner of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival’s grand jury prize. Learn more here.

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Ballet Hispánico

Friday – Saturday, November 22 – 23 at 8:00 pm

Ballet Hispánico, America’s leading Latino dance organization, returns to the Apollo Theater to celebrate the power of the Latina voice with works by all female choreographers. This season includes the world premiere of Anabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Triburones, as well as the return of Nací by Andrea Miller and Michelle Manzanales’ Con Brazos Abiertos. Get your tickets here.


 

ASIA SOCIETY

 

Kai-Yin Lo, photo courtesy the author and cover of “Designing a Life.”

Kai-Yin Lo – A Memoir

Wednesday November 13 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Internationally recognized designer, cultural historian and teacher, Kai-Yin Lo presents Designing a Life: A Cross-Cultural Journey, her memoir of growing up in Hong Kong, studying history at Cambridge and developing a highly successful career as a designer, author and cultural historian.

Followed by a book signing and reception. Learn more here.

Photo: ©Asia Society

M. Butterfly

World premiere preview presented with the Santa Fe Opera

Wednesday, November 20 from 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Asia Society and the Santa Fe Opera’s 2020 Season proudly present the exclusive working rehearsal of Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang’s new opera, M. Butterfly. Based on Hwang’s 1988 Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer-Prize finalist Broadway play, M. Butterfly is the story of Rene Gallimard, a French diplomat who carried on a 20-year love affair with Song Liling, a Peking opera star with an astonishing secret that leads to Gallimard’s professional and personal ruin. Learn more here.


 

Brooklyn Academy of Music

 

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2019 Next Wave Art Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00 pm

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

 

Photo: ©BAM

Member Mingle

Friday, November 15 at 6:30 pm

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

 

Live Broadcast

 

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Madama Butterfly

Saturday, November 9 at 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm

Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to Met in HD, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, baritone Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki. Learn more here.

 

Photo: ©BAM

Akhnaten

Saturday, November 23 at 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’ transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt. Learn more here.

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ENCORE: Manon

Saturday, November 30 at 1:00 pm

Massenet’s tale of passion and excess stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production. Learn more here.


 

Brooklyn Museum

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Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion

July 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

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

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

 

Photo: ©Brooklyn Museum

Family Concert: Petra and Wolfie

Saturday, November 16 (Show runs from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

Join the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra for Petra and Wolfie, an unforgettable modern adaptation of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf led by Music Director Dorothy Savitch. Discover what happens when Petra, Wolfie and the Dog Catcher find themselves at the Brooklyn Museum, in this musical escapade featuring live comic actors, video, orchestral works by Prokofiev and Modest Mussorgsky and some of your favorite pop tunes. Learn more here.

From Princess Hair, published by Little, Brown Books. Illustration courtesy of Sharee Miller, © 2019

Thirteenth Annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair

Saturday, November 23 from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Meet your favorite Brooklyn authors and illustrators at the annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair! This free event features author readings, illustrator presentations and book-related art-making opportunities with over forty creators presenting storybooks, picture books and graphic novels. Learn more here.

 

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble. (Photo: Adam Stoltman)

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble: Baroque Storytelling: Don Quixote

Sunday, November 24 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble opens their season with a concert dedicated to Baroque program music. Written in seven movements, the overture takes the listener on Don Quixote’s journey, from his dreams of adventure and romance through his chivalrous love for Dulcinea and his battle against the windmill. Learn more here.


 

Caramoor

Photo: ©Caramoor

Thalea String Quartet

Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 pm

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


 

Dizzy’s

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Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice featuring Kris Davis

Monday, November 11 at 7:30 pm

Berklee College of Music returns to Dizzy’s Club for a performance that will highlight its new Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, founded by artistic director Terri Lyne Carrington. The institute focuses on equity in the jazz field and on the role that jazz can play in the larger struggle for gender justice. It also celebrates the contributions women have made to the development of the art form and frames more equitable conditions for all pursuing careers in jazz. Learn more here.

 

Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

Thanksgiving with Wycliffe Gordon

Thursday, November 28 at 7:00 pm

Continuing popular tradition, Gordon kicks off the holiday season with a five-night stay at Dizzy’s Club and a special performance on Thanksgiving. Wycliffe Gordon is the definition of a good time, and as Wynton Marsalis says, “just his presence is a creative experience.” Joining Gordon for this special evening are saxophonist Adrian Cunningham, bassist Corcoran Holt and drummer Alvin Atkinson, Jr. Learn more here.


 

Hauser and Wirth

 

Opening Reception

Photo: ©Hauser & Wirth

‘Rashid Johnson’

Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 pm

Hauser & Wirth warmly invites you to the opening reception of an exhibition of recent works by Johnson that will feature paintings, sculptures, and Johnson’s newest film, ‘The Hikers,’ a ballet shot on the side of a mountain in Aspen, CO on 16 mm film. The works on view in this exhibition address the artist’s recurring themes of anxiety and escapism. Learn more here.

Photo: ©Hauser & Wirth

‘Mike Kelley. Timeless Painting’

Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 pm

Hauser & Wirth warmly invites you to the opening reception of an exhibition organized in collaboration with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, which is the first in New York to focus on Kelley’s singular approach to painting as a conceptual medium. Over the course of his influential four-decade career, Mike Kelley generated a remarkably diverse oeuvre in an array of media, conflating high and low culture, critiquing prevailing aesthetic conventions and colliding the sacred with the profane. Learn more here.


 

Jazz at Lincoln Center

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Lincoln Center White Light Festival presents: Manganiyar Seduction

Wednesday – Saturday, November 6 – 9 at 7:30 pm

Ten years after it first enthralled audiences at the inaugural White Light Festival, Roysten Abel’s show-stopping dance of delirium featuring Manganiyar musicians returns. Learn more here.

 

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The Abyssinian Mass by Wynton Marsalis

Presented in Collaboration with Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival

Thursday – Saturday, November 21 – 23 at 8:00 pm

Bringing full-throated gospel together with a massive range of jazz styles, The Abyssinian Mass is a sweeping blend of big band bravado, impassioned solos, handclaps, tambourine slaps, and some of the mightiest voices you’ll hear outside of church. Learn more here.


Signature Theatre

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Fires in the Mirror

October 22 – December 1, 2019

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

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The Young Man from Atlanta

November 5 – December 15, 2019

Director Michael Wilson (The Orphans’ Home Cycle, The Old Friends), the premier interpreter of Foote’s work, returns to Signature to bring to life this beautiful, heartbreaking play that explores and dissects the American dream while revealing the depths we go to in order to keep ourselves safe. Learn more here.


Wave Hill

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Concert: The Alonso Brothers

Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 pm

Virtuoso pianists and Cuban brothers Orlay Alonso and Orlando Alonso return to perform a program scored expressly for two pianos. Their program brings to life Cuba’s rich musical heritage, with mambo, cha cha, salsa, bolero, son, donzón, congo and more. Learn more here.

Photo: ©Wave Hill

Black Friday Meditation

Friday, November 29 at 11:00 am

Avoid “Black Friday” busyness! Join Wave Hill for a community meditation focused on gratitude and clearing your mind of holiday clutter. Get inspired by the outdoors and the peace and tranquility that nature evokes, and learn how to work loving kindness into daily life. Learn more here.


 

 

By Great Performances

This month we’re celebrating pickled vegetables. Pickled vegetables (when traditionally fermented in brine and lactic acid) are packed with probiotics, B vitamins and antioxidants that promote gut-health, hydration, eye health and more.

Pickled vegetables can be eaten at any time throughout the year and offer versatile flavors to a lot of your favorite dishes. Enjoy our favorite pickled dishes at our venues and be sure to try our recipe below.


Celebrate Pickles at our Cafés

November 17-23

 



Sweet and Sour Turnips

By Chef Darryl Goffreda, Great Performances

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water

  • 1/3 cup kosher salt

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • 2 lb turnips , peeled and cut into ½-inch thick batons

  • 1 small beet , cut into ½-inch thick batons

  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

  • 4 star anise

Procedure

  1. In a medium sized pot, add the water, kosher salt, bay leaves and star anise.

  2. Heat on medium stirring until salt is completely dissolved.

  3. Let cool then add the vinegar.

  4. In a large container with a tight fitting lid, add your turnips and beets.

  5. Add the garlic rough chop, or smash with back of knife.

  6. Pour the liquid into the container.

  7. Let sit for 4 to 5 days in refrigerator. Serve chilled and enjoy.


 

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Professional Learning: Between The World And Me In The Classroom

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

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

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

Hosted By Terry Hodges

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

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

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The Apollo Documentary: Advance Screening

Friday, October 4 at 7:00 pm

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

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

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Common – Let Love Tour

With Special Guest Jamilla Woods

Tuesday, October 8 at 8:00 pm

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

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Bowery Presents: Tank And The Bangas

With Special Guest: Pell

Saturday, October 19 at 8:00 pm

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

 
 

 

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IF WE WERE XYZ

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

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

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2019 Asia Game Changer Awards

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

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


 

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2019 BAM Member Bash

Thursday, October 10 at 8:00 pm

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

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Member Mingle

Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 pm

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

Next Wave 2019

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2019 Next Wave Art Opening Reception

Friday, Oct 18 at 5:00 pm

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

Photo: ©BAM

He Did What?

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

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

Photo: ©BAM

Inoah

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

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


 

Photo: ©Brooklyn Museum

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion

July 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

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

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

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

JR: Chronicles

October 4, 2019 – May 3, 2020

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

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

F.A.M. (Family Art Magic)

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

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

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

ASL Tour

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

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

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

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra: Wagner, Brahms And Vaughan Williams

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

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


 

Photo: ©Caramoor

Veronica Swift

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

Saturday, October 12 at 8:00 pm

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

Photo: ©Caramoor

Sherezade Panthaki, Soprano With The Helicon Ensemble

Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 pm

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

Photo: ©Caramoor

Spooky Tales

Wednesday, October 30 at 3:30pm

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


 

Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

Eric Reed Quartet: Mainly Monk

Friday, October 25 at 7:30 pm

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

Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

Trevor Watkis Quintet: The Music Of Dizzy Reece

Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 pm

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


 

Photo: ©Hauser & Wirth

Opening Reception: ‘Alina Szapocznikow’

Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 pm

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


 

Photo: ©Jazz at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center White Light Festival Presents: Sugimoto Bunraku

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

Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 pm

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

Photo: ©Jazz at Lincoln Center

A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration: 50 Years And Counting

Friday, October 25 at 7:00 pm

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


 

Photo: ©Signature Theatre

Fires In The Mirror

October 22 – December 1, 2019

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


 

Photo: ©Wave Hill

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

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

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

Photo: ©Wave Hill

Vulture Culture: A Live Bird Presentation

Saturday, October 19 at 2:00 pm

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


 

By Great Performances

This month we’re celebrating pumpkins. Pumpkins are a true sign of cooler weather and the shift into exciting fall holidays. Harvested in October, pumpkins are completely edible from seed to skin, making them extremely versatile and perfect for soups, purees, desserts, breads and more. In addition to their versatility, pumpkins are packed with nutrients such as Vitamins A and B, potassium, protein and iron. They are also low in calories and high in fiber, making them a great addition to your daily diet.

For best results, store pumpkins at room temperature in a cool, dry place for up to a month.

Enjoy our favorite pumpkin dishes at our venues and be sure to try our recipes below or check out the Katchkie Farm recipe archive.


Celebrate Pumpkins at our Cafés

October 13-19

 

THE NORM AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM

PUMPKIN PANCAKES

stewed apples and honey yogurt

THE CAFÉ AT WAVE HILL

PUMPKIN SPICED MUFFINS

THE ROTH BAR AT HAUSER AND WIRTH

SPICED PUMPKIN LATTE

BAM CAFÉ AT BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC

PUMPKIN FLAN

PUMPKIN TURNOVER

By Chef Vanay Coffey, Great Performances

Ingredients

  • 1 large (3-5 lb) pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks

  • ½ stick butter, melted

  • 3 tbsp pumpkin spice

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • ¼ cup evaporated milk

  • 1 cup cream cheese

  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 2 2-lb packages puff pastry or pie crust dough

  • Egg wash

  • Raw sugar (optional)

  • Confectioner’s sugar (optional)

Procedure

  1. Toss pumpkin chunks with melted butter, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Bake in 375°F oven 20 minutes or until tender.

  2. Puree pumpkin with vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, brown sugar and evaporated milk until smooth. Puree should be thick enough to stay on spoon when scooped.

  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth.

  4. Follow directions for puff pastry or pie dough and cut into 5” squares. Place a tablespoon of pumpkin mix and a teaspoon of cream cheese mix in center of dough square. Paint egg wash on the edges and fold one corner towards the other to form a triangle. Press tines of a fork along the seams to seal the edges. Slice 2-3 slits in center of triangle to create an air pocket. Brush with additional egg wash and sprinkle with raw sugar (optional).

  5. Place turnovers on a parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving about 1-inch between each turnover, and bake in 375°F oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

  6. Remove from oven, and let cool. Optional: garnish with confectioner’s sugar before serving.