HERE + Leimay = Correspondences, a Sculptural Performance Installation at Astor Place, October 1-4

 

 

 

Photo credits: Main image (Shige Moriya), Audience Files (Brandon Perdomo), Dancing…Environment (Tom Kochie), Talks (Laura Brichta), On-Demand (Shige Moriya)

HERE and LEIMAY present Correspondences
supported by The Village Alliance and 51 Astor Place.

With Correspondences, multidisciplinary artist duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya offer multiple entry points for spectators to engage with questions of being, interdependence, and coexistence. The human body (performer and observer), machines, natural elements, and the urban square mingle in an entangled poetic microcosm while opening inquiries into animate life and environmental ethics. In the inaugural presentation of this multi-borough project, audiences can safely engage in Manhattan’s Astor Place installation over conversation, and bear witness to daily activation periods performed by members of the LEIMAY Ensemble.

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The Curtain Reopens at Ellen’s Stardust Diner NYC with Outdoor Seating!

 

 

 

Ellen’s Stardust Diner

Oh, how we love when friends come to visit. It’s our chance to act like a tourist and see the sites through fresh eyes. At the top of our list ~ Ellen’s Stardust Diner, where the show never stops ~ until now.

Closed due to COVID-19, this popular institution owed over $600,000 in back rent, and if not paid by August 7th, the stardust will fall & the curtain will close for good. But today, we heard great news ~ Ellen’s Stardust Diner will reopen its doors on Thursday, October 1, 2020 ~ with outdoor dining!

“We are excited to open our doors again and welcome back New Yorkers and tourists to Times Square,” said Scott Barbarino, Artistic Director at Ellen’s Stardust Diner.  “Stardust has been a New York City institution for more than 30 years and our hope is that everyone will still be able to enjoy a bit of Broadway with our singing wait staff in this interim before nearby theatres will be able to reopen as well.”

Ellen’s will be operating under a reduced capacity and will be implementing enhanced measures in accordance with guidance issued by federal, state and local authorities to ensure a safe, socially distant experience for all, with a “reservations only” policy through Yelp, six days a week from 11:30am to 9:30pm, with service expected to expand to include breakfast served during early morning hours once hotel occupancy increases in NYC.  Additionally, the singing wait staff will be wearing face shields and will be significantly distanced from patrons while performing.

Come along inside during our visits over the years.

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Celebrate Harlem Stage with a Virtual Celebration ~ May 18th

 

 

Nona Hendryx courtesy Harlem Stage

On Monday May 18, 2020 at 7:00pm, Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown performing arts venue will host an online premiere celebration on Facebook and Instagram in place of its annual spring gala. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Harlem Stage is forced to cancel its in person event but is pleased to premiere a virtual event to be enjoyed by all arts and culture lovers. ​

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The Apollo Theater to Hold Online Auditions for its 2020-21 Season

 

 

 

Adapting to changing times, The Apollo Theater will hold auditions for its new season via online submissions.

For the first time in its 86 year history, the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night auditions will be conducted exclusively through online submissions, for the summer and fall 2020-21 season.

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‘Meet at The Shed’ for Open House on January 11, 2020

 

 

 

The Shed’s Bloomberg Building, April 2019. Photo: Iwan Baan. Project Design Credit: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Lead Architect, and Rockwell Group, Collaborating Architect

Kick-off the New Year with the first-ever Open House, Meet at The Shed on January 11th, celebrating its opening season as it draws to a close. Meet at The Shed will feature special pop-up events and free admission to its current exhibitions.

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The National Black Theatre Celebrates 50th Anniversary All Year

 

 

Ariel Blackwood dances in 125th & FREEsom. Photo Credit: Garlia C. Jones. Image courtesy NBT

The National Black Theatre (NBT) has been celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 with a series of performances throughout the city ~ all year long. Next up ~ June 22nd and June 29th

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MCC Theater + Francesco Simeti = Two New ‘Percent for Art’ Installation

 

 

 

Closeup of the tapestry created by artist Francesco Simeti for MCC Theater. Image via NYC Cultural Affairs on Twitter

The MCC Theater + the artist Francesco Simeti = two beautiful new Percent for Art installations that were unveiled at the theater’s official opening on January 9, 2019.  A Tale of the City greets visitors from the street, and Set Perspectives creates a unique seating area within the theater.

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The Harlem Stage Fall 2018 Schedule is Out!

 

 

Uptown Nights: Sacred Rebel Women. Photo (Right) by Fabiola Jean Louis via Harlem Stage

It’s out! The Fall 2018 Season Schedule for Harlem Stage. Tickets available now.

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Western Queens Waterfront + INSITU = Dance Festival 2018

 

 

All images courtesy of INSITU

Located in four public parks along the East River waterfront in Queens, INSITU 2018 will take place on August 4-5. Here are the maps and schedule of events.

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Hot Summer Nights! Free Outdoor Concert Series

 

 

Image courtesy of Hot Summer Nights!

Every Saturday evening from July 7 to July 28th, the Kingsborough Lighthouse Bandshell will be swinging under the stars with the free concert series, On Stage At Kingsborough.

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Samuel Torres ~ Alegria, Urban Latin Jazz Portrait to perform at City College Center for the Arts in May for one night

 

 

Samuel Torres
Samuel Torres. Photo credit: Diego Almanza

Get ready for the Alegria, Urban Latin Jazz Portrait Concert  ~  new, original compositions by Samuel Torres from his forthcoming album, Alegria,  presented by City College Center for the Arts on Friday, May 18th.

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The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents ‘Sancho: an Act of Remembrance’ at The National Black Theatre

 

 

 

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Pemberley Productions and The National Black Theatre present Sancho: An Act of Remembrance.

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‘So Close: Love & Hate’ Returns to Joe’s Pub

 

 

Photo credit: Public Theatre

Joe’s Pub will welcome back Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan born artist, Migguel Anggelo in the ubiquitous story of immigration, So Close: Love & Hate, for two performances.

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City College Celebrates Harry Belafonte at 91

 

 

A special evening of songs and stories entitled Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte is being hosted by City College Center for the Arts on March 1st in celebration of Harry Belafonte’s 91st Birthday!

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Harlem Stage ~ 2018 Spring Performing Arts Season

 

 

Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards. Photo: Eduardo Patino. All Images courtesy of Harlem Stage

Harlem Stage announced its 2018 Spring Performing Arts Season, featuring a range of music, film, spoken word, dance, and numerous Free Performances!

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Tis’ the Season to mention Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir, Buy Nothing Day, and the show Now! Now! Now! at Joe’s Pub, to keep our Holiday’s in perspective.

We noticed that the Rev & his Choir had a busy summer, hanging out at the “public garden’ in Trump Tower practicing the art of effective protest.

Cherry Lane Theatre presents The Bench: A Homeless Love Story

 

 

Cherry Lane Theatre will be presenting the timely play, The Bench: A Homeless Love Story ~ true stories based on the lives of real people.

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Harlem Stage New Fall Season!

 

 

Harlem Stage kicked-off its Fall 2017 Season with a first ever Open House and the sounds of DJ Stormin Normin. What could be better than that!  Read on and find out.

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Tamar Ethan, ‘Eat A Pink Owl’ at Fridman Gallery

 

 

mage: A Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly, Part Pink, 2017. Performance at The Battery, NY, image by Jenia Filatova.

Artist Talk/Catalog Presentation with Barry Schwabsky and Wendy Vogel + Performance by The Moving Company on Sunday, October 1, 6pm.  Free & Open to the public at Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring Street

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Day de Dada ~ October 1st, Après Avant Garde Festival on the Staten Island Ferry

 

 

Join Day de Dada on Sunday, October 1st for a day of music, dance, and poetry on the Staten Island Ferry!

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Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno Opening Reception June 21st

 

 

 

 

A city-wide exhibition entitled Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno will celebrate the extraordinary life and work of the poet, artist and activist, John Giorno in thirteen locations, featuring films, drawings, archival presentations, paintings, and sound installations in a retrospective of Giorno’s work, as well as work inspired by him.

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