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Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Month - March 2019

March 16, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Manhattan's Lower East Side is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the entire city thanks to its rambunctious nightlife and ever-growing sea of restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops. You'll never run out of things to do on the Lower East Side this month thanks to City Guide's detailed monthly guide to the neighborhood.

Dixon Connect – Networking for Performing Artists & Everyone Creative - Dixon Place
March 16, 2019 - New York

This is a Special Mixer Networking Event focusing on PERFORMING ARTS! If you are a performing artist, you want to attend this. And if you want to collaborate with performing artists, you want to attend this. Free entry. $2 off drink coupon for one drink. Light snacks will be provided. Calling everyone Creative of all background – artists, dancers, choreographers, designers, musicians, actors, writers, comedians, photographers, and everyone in-between and beyond….to come and network, explore ideas, connect, share your events/projects, learn about other projects and learn how to be involved, and have fun! This is a great opportunity for creative people to come together to find ways to collaborate, cross-pollinate. And may be you will go back home with renewed enthusiasm about a project or come up with new ideas for a new work/production or may be you will find that collaborator to work with that you did not know how to meet. You just never know!

Girl Bully - Dixon Place
March 16, 2019 - New York

Mary Clohan and Mary McDonnell Two bitches (Mary and Mary) explore the meaning of the word 'bitch' in an evening of comedy and theater. With appearances from our childhood selves, old bosses, Ann Coulter, and various other bitches past, present and fictional, we will attempt to get to the bottom of this enigmatic word and how it has come to shape the female experience. Directed by Monica Jones Diaz in collaboration with Rock Rising Productions.

Outrage - Dixon Place
March 16, 2019 - New York

Blake Williams A one person play whose text has been adapted from actual arguments between ordinary Americans on the website Reddit, concerning the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election and its aftermath. The trolling, cyberbullying, and name calling we engage in on a daily basis takes center stage in this brutally honest portrayal of our national turmoil. Outrage cries out from inside the crucible of America in the age of Trump, but it is a hopeful endeavor—creating a channel for empathy through the embodiment of Americans staring fearfully across the political divide.

GrandLo Cafe 1st Birthday Party - GrandLo Cafe
March 16, 2019 - New York City

GrandLo Café, a nonprofit social enterprise that was the first business to open in Essex Crossing, is celebrating its one year anniversary by throwing a birthday party on March 16th from 10am-3pm. GrandLo Café will open its doors to the entire community on March 16th. The party serves as a thank you to neighborhood residents for supporting GrandLo Café in its mission over the past year. “I’ve been thrilled to have a bird’s eye view of GrandLo Café’s first year making a difference in the lives of young people,” said GrandLo Café Board of Directors President Sylvia Montero. “The social enterprise mission of the Café literally diverts young people from a risky path to a hopeful future. And, oh, by the way, the GrandLo Café makes great coffee!” Events for the day are as follows: • Counter Culture Coffee Class • Phyt: Self Defense and Fitness Class • Free Arts NYC Class • Curly Hair Symposium • Cardio Sculpt • SUPER GRAND Comedy Show • Sip and Paint • Speed Networking for Teens • Intergenerational Yoga GrandLo Café is a nonprofit social enterprise of Grand St. Settlement that creates career pathways for New York City youth. GrandLo Café provides job development that... (read more)

Saturday Showcase in the East Village - New York Comedy Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises! Our regulars include Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry, Andrew Schulz, Christian Finnegan, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherrod Small, Ari Shaffir, Ricky Velez, Yamaneika Saunders, Jay Oakerson, Matt Richards, Carly Aquilino, Carmen Lynch, Lenny Marcus, Mike Britt, Sarah Tollemache, Adrienne Iapalucci, Emma Willmann, James Mattern, Anthony Devito, Greg Stone, Aaron Berg, Mike Cannon, Jon Laster, Josh Gondelman, Matt Pavich, Nore Davis, Neko White, Corinne Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Wendi Starling, Nathan Macintosh, Gary Vider, Sam Morril, Joe List, Mark Normand, Subhah Agarwal, Dante Nero, Chuck Nice and more!

Red Baraat, Vidya Vox - The Bowery Ballroom
March 16, 2019 - New York

Red Baraat Festival of Colors is an immersive celebration through music, dance and visuals. Now in its 8 th year, the March 2019 festival will feature Vidya Vox and Red Baraat on an 8-city tour. Red Baraat Festival of Colors celebrates the Hindu holiday of Holi with a colorful array of South Asian sounds. Traditionally, Holi is marked by public gatherings of families and strangers sharing songs, dance, and the exchange of 'colors' –colorful dry powder or colored water playfully thrown amongst the crowds of revelers. It signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and for many, a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships. Red Baraat Festival of Colors debuted in 2012 at a sold out Le Poisson Rouge in New York City and it has since expanded to over a dozen cities in the United States. Each year, bandleader and dhol player, Sunny Jain curates a night of music highlighting the South Asian Diaspora through a diverse range of styles. Past festivals have included DJ Rekha, Falu, Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi (a film by the late, award-winning filmmaker, Prashant Bhargava, with score by Grammy-nominated composer, Vijay... (read more)

The Slipper Room Show: Mr. Choade's Upstairs Downstairs - The Slipper Room
March 16, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over

The Slipper Room Midnight Show (12am & 1am sets) - The Slipper Room
March 16, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Late night risqué shenanigans for those who like to go all night long.

Whiskey Myers - Die Rockin' Tour - Irving Plaza
March 16, 2019 - New York

For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Rr: Amir Segall Quartet - KGB Bar
March 16, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. RR: Amir Segall Quartet

Laughing Buddha - New York Comedy Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

Laughing Buddha Comedy presents an evening of NYC's emerging comics as they join Jeff Lawrence for a hilarious night of laughter. Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice

Saturday Night Prime Time Comedy - New York Comedy Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Your favorite podcast stars (Guys We Fucked, Legion of Skanks, Tuesdays With Stories), SiriusXM personalities (Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Andy Fiori, Shuli Egar), TV stars (Judah Friedlander, Rell Battle, Andrew Schulz, Carly Aquilino), Late Night personalities (Rory Albanese, Mike Yard, Ricky Velez, Jena Friedman, Josh Gondelman), plus hot young talent about to burst onto the scene Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice

Kiss Me, I'm Irish: NYC St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl - Fat Buddha
March 16, 2019 - New York

DBarcrawlerz is a New York City Bar Crawl like no other. Kiss Me, I'm Irish features The Best Drink Specials and The Best Bars in Town!

Scratch Paper - Caveat
March 16, 2019 - New York

Scratch Paper is a smart, supportive open mic for informative comedy, research-inspired storytelling, and charismatic talks, brought to you by Caveat.

New York Theatre Ballet announces Spring Season 2019 Season and Company News - Danspace Project
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

New York Theatre Ballet Announces Spring Season 2019 Season and Company News New York Theatre Ballet announces the spring REP program and company news from Founder & Artistic Director Diana Byer on the cusp of celebrating NYTB's 40th Anniversary. New York Theatre Ballet at Danspace Project March 14-16, 2019 The company returns to Danspace Project for their fifth season with: Richard Alston's The Seasons, one of the Best Dance Picks of 2018 by The New York Times. A serene and limpid meditation on the cycle of a year in Nature, the music has an extraordinary clarity with images of Quiescence (Winter), Creation (Spring), Preservation (Summer) and, intriguingly, Destruction (Fall), which all come from Indian philosophical thought; Matthew Nash's 1983 take on The Elements of Style, from Strunk and White's classic guide to writing; Merce Cunningham's Scramble (1967) the first piece whose designer, Frank Stella, was selected by Jasper Johns after his appointment as artistic advisor of the Cunningham Co. It consists of eighteen sections whose order could be changed, or omitted. The music by Toshi Ichiyanagi (Activities for Orchestra) is scored for western instruments. NYTB's ... (read more)

The Flesh Eaters - The Bowery Ballroom
March 17, 2019 - New York

Chris D- legendary punk poet & filmaker & original editor of Slash magazine John Doe & DJ Bonebrake from X and Knitters Dave Alvin & Steve Bateman from the Blasters Steve Berlin from Los Lobos Arising from a punk rock party scene that exploded in the wasted midst of Hollywood tinsel and trash, The Flesh Eaters first mutated into a punk-fueled "roots rock voodoo blues" group (marked by the masterful A Minute to Pray, A Second To Die LP and a classic line-up of LA scene heavies) and later into a "speed metal esoterrorica" four-piece who throttled American hardcore with their mix of amped-up guitar hellfire and rough-hewn Jagger/Richards blues. Singer and band constant Chris D. (Desjardins) was able to sprout new heads for his band every couple of years while keeping a supremely intense, performance-as-catharsis ethos very much alive, and always charting fertile new musical ground. Live, Chris D. would shriek like he was conducting the last performance before Satan's bloody rapture, and as if he just might be taking the audience down with him. The rock pundits of the day thus brought forth much enthusiasm, enthusiasm now all but buried in the yellowing copies of local fanzines. Formed... (read more)

The Interrupters - Irving Plaza
March 17, 2019 - New York

For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Weekender Comedy Show - New York Comedy Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

The weekend's not ever yet! Cap off a good time with more good times! Our Sunday night shows feature the hottest comics from around the city and the world. Our regulars include Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry, Andrew Schulz, Christian Finnegan, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherrod Small, Ari Shaffir, Ricky Velez, Yamaneika Saunders, Jay Oakerson, Matt Richards, Carly Aquilino, Carmen Lynch, Lenny Marcus, Mike Britt, Sarah Tollemache, Adrienne Iapalucci, Emma Willmann, James Mattern, Anthony Devito, Greg Stone, Aaron Berg, Mike Cannon, Jon Laster, Josh Gondelman, Matt Pavich, Nore Davis, Neko White, Corinne Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Wendi Starling, Nathan Macintosh, Gary Vider, Sam Morril, Joe List, Mark Normand, Subhah Agarwal, Dante Nero, Chuck Nice and more Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice

The Driver Era - The Bowery Ballroom
March 18, 2019 - New York

Like the band name, the music of The Driver Era captures a certain classic feeling while looking toward tomorrow. With the two brothers, Ross and Rocky Lynch, writing, performing, and producing most of the tracks, their stylistically unpredictable pop also conjures up every romantic association with heading out on the open road: limitless possibility, the thrill of escape, a refusal to stay in one place for any real length of time. On their debut single "Preacher Man," The Driver Era channel their restless creativity into what's arguably one of pop music's most epic themes: the existential crisis. With its raw rock-and-roll energy and gospel-like intensity, the track unfolds in stomping rhythms, heavy piano riffs, and soulful vocals that slip from free-form confession to feral howl. But despite the spiritual undertones, "Preacher Man" telegraphs a weary desperation and uneasy lack of faith (sample lyric: "My mouth is just too damn dry to utter out a prayer"). "From the title you might think there's some kind of religious connotation there, but if anything there's more of an atheist quality to it," says Ross. With massive hooks and immaculate production, songs like "Preacher Man" sh... (read more)

Kgb: Monday Night Poetry: Austin Smith Dora Malech Grace Schulman - KGB Bar
March 18, 2019 - New York

Austin Smith grew up on a family dairy farm in northwestern Illinois. He has published three poetry chapbooks: In the Silence of the Migrated Birds; Wheat and Distance; Instructions for How to Put an Old Horse Down; and one full-length collection, Almanac, which was chosen by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. His next collection, Flyover Country, will be published by Princeton in Fall 2018. Austin's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Yale Review, Sewanee Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, amongst others. His stories have appeared or will appear in Harper's, Glimmer Train, Kenyon Review, EPOCH, Sewanee Review, Threepenny Review, Fiction and Narrative Magazine. He was the recipient of the 2015 Narrative Prize for his short story, "The Halverson Brothers," and an NEA Fellowship in Prose for FY 2018. He is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where he teaches courses in poetry, fiction, environmental literature and documentary journalism. He lives in Oakland.

Mansionair - The Bowery Ballroom
March 23, 2019 - New York

Sydney-based trio Mansionair made their debut with breakout hit 'Hold Me Down' which made radio waves from the clubs of Australia, over to Paris and across the ocean to Brooklyn. It all began in 2014 when singer Jack Froggatt, who had been playing the local music scene, accepted an invitation to top-line a suite of production beats by producer/guitarist Lachlan Bostock and drummer/producer Alex Nicholls. "Hold Me Down," a mélange of ethereal falsetto and ambient-synth-pop, hit one million views in just two months, brought together the individual talents of each musician and solidified the formation of the three-piece band now known as Mansionair. Soon after, the band signed to Glassnote Records and were handpicked by genre-bending trio CHVRCHES to open on their headline tour across the USA, UK, and Europe. Mansionair went on to join Alt-J and Florence & The Machine on the road, most recently wrapping up a tour with London Grammar. At the tail end of 2016, Mansionair released bristling track 'Easier,' which has now reached over 12 million streams, a testament to the fan-base they've created in such a short period of time. While working on their latest offering, the band collaborated... (read more)

Jay Critch 'Hood Favorite' Tour - Irving Plaza
March 24, 2019 - New York

For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

The Soft Parade: A Tribute to The Doors - DROM
March 29, 2019 - New York

The Soft Parade is revered worldwide as THE premiere Doors tribute show. They recreate, with stunning accuracy, the primal, poetic atmosphere of a vintage Doors concert. The Soft Parade has toured 20 countries, been joined onstage by original Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and has performed hundreds of concerts worldwide. The Soft Parade was formed in 1990 by lead vocalist Joe Russo. His goal was to re-create - for today's audiences - the theatrical, poetic, primal atmosphere of a live Doors concert. He has succeeded. The Soft Parade stands as the most fascinating, convincing example of a tribute performance there could ever be. Seeing The Soft Parade is like reliving the legendary concerts Jim Morrison and The Doors performed over 30 years ago. The Soft Parade is internationally recognized as one of the most authentic, realistic tribute bands working today. From the vintage musical instruments and sound equipment right down to stage clothing and hairstyles - watching The Soft Parade is as close to seeing the Doors as anyone can possibly get.

Show & Tell: Las Vegas In 16 Parts - Anthology Film Archives
March 30, 2019 - New York

Each year forty million visitors descend on the Mojave Desert to have an encounter with chance and a timeworn narrative of excess, with the assurance that whatever they do there will disappear into oblivion. The mass media reproduces and celebrates the image of Vegas based on gratuity and transgression. LAS VEGAS IN 16 PARTS proposes a flirtatious dialogue with this collective perception through an aesthetic of appropriation. The film cannibalizes the sheen of the city's voracious capacity for spectacle: from the 1950s, when atomic explosion tests became another tourist attraction, to the present, when a male stripper turns police brutality into the sensual fantasy of a bachelorette. A documentary about a concrete city, it inversely aspires to be a fiction of an improbable collective fantasy.

Stanley Jordan Trio - Iridium
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

In A Career That Took Flight In 1985 With Commercial And Critical Acclaim, Guitar Virtuoso Stanley Jordan Has Consistently Displayed A Chameleonic Musical Persona Of Openness, Imagination, Versatility And Maverick Daring. Be It Bold Reinventions Of Classical Masterpieces Or Soulful Explorations Through Pop-Rock Hits, To Blazing Straight Ahead Jazz Forays And Ultramodern Improvisational Works—Solo Or With A Group—Jordan Can Always Be Counted On To Take Listeners On Breathless Journeys Into The Unexpected.

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Present World Premiere of 'Looking for Leroy' by Larry Muhammad - Castillo Theater
Through March 31, 2019 - New York city

WHERE AND WHEN: Feb 28 to March 31, 2019 Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street Presented by New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr. Producing Director, in association with Castillo Theatre. Thur-Sat at 8:00 PM plus Sat and Sun Matinees at 2:30 PM Tickets $40 gen. Adm., $30 seniors and students. Groups (10 or more) $25 http://www.castillo.org/ Ovation tix: 866-811-4111 Producing company website: www.newfederaltheatre.com PLEASE LIST: OFF BROADWAY Running time: 90 minutes Critics are invited on or after Saturday, March 2 (2:30 PM matinee). Opens March 2. Talkbacks each week will follow selected matinee performances: Saturday March 2 and Sundays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31. Photos are available at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kK6iFfGsiSzSHUNC6 NEW YORK, February 4 -- What is Black theater? How is it defined and by whom? What is the relationship between the Black dramatist, their creation and the Black community at large? "Looking for Leroy" by Larry Muhammad explores these questions through the legacy of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, who was one of the most important dramatists the 20th century and who defined the role of the Black playwright for our age. This two-character pla... (read more)

Releasing Words: The Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz Opening Reception - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Celebrate the opening of the Museum's newest exhibition, featuring intricate cut-paper art by Deborah Ugoretz. Ugoretz was already a working artist when she saw traditional Jewish paper cutting work for the first time. She was dazzled by this centuries-old tradition and its creative possibilities for "visualizing Judaism," and its ability to transform a simple piece of paper into a work of art that could release words into pictorial space. This exhibition will present a retrospective of the artist's work in cut paper, ranging from traditional ketubot (elaborately decorated marriage contracts), pieces inspired by Biblical texts and prayer to more recent work that considers the traditional as a starting point to explores themes and concepts in exciting and very contemporary ways. Brief remarks will be made by Museum staff and exhibition curators.

Lilly Hiatt - Mercury Lounge
April 02, 2019 - New York

Age Limit: 21 and Over "Gonna hang on a little bit longer, sleep well, work a little harder; put my faith in something I can't see," sings Lilly Hiatt on the title track of her third LP, Trinity Lane. It's a set of honest words from an album of personal truths; a collection of songs that take stock of where she's been, where she's going and the challenges she's weathered to get there. Produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope, Trinity Lane is indeed about hanging on, working hard and keeping the faith, centered on songwriting that melds the observational with the confessional and never tries to follow any particular genre code – the guitar riffs are as Seattle as they are southern, the topics are modern as they are built on the past. East Nashville's Trinity Lane is where Hiatt lives, and Trinity Lane is a document of what lives inside her. "There is a lot of hope in the album," says Hiatt about the follow-up to her sophomore LP, Royal Blue. "There is a lot of pain, but this album is a more mature response to that pain. It's taking responsibility for those emotions, and realizing what they are. A little brighter perspective. It took some time to get there." Hiatt went through ma... (read more)

Jeremy Loops - Irving Plaza
April 09, 2019 - New York

For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Queerball: A LGBTQ+ Comedy Variety Show - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - East Village
Through April 09, 2019 - New York

What is Queerball? QUEERBALL is a comedy variety show hosted by faggy/sexy/cool comedian, Timothy Dunn, for the L's, G's, B's, T's, Q's, I's... and everyone in between AND everyone outside the lines. We celebrate the gays and the queers, but also the ladies, the freaks, the weirdos, the neo-maxi-zoom-dweebies, the spazzes, the wonks, and all their kinds of comedy! QUEERBALL is a safe, inclusive, supportive space for comedians and audiences members to come together and GIVE EACH OTHER LIFE! All are welcome! QUEERBALL is the second Monday of every month at 10:30pm at the esteemed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in the East Village of New York City!

Queerball: A LGBTQ+ Comedy Variety Show - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - East Village
Through April 09, 2019 - New York

What is Queerball? QUEERBALL is a comedy variety show hosted by faggy/sexy/cool comedian, Timothy Dunn, for the L's, G's, B's, T's, Q's, I's... and everyone in between AND everyone outside the lines. We celebrate the gays and the queers, but also the ladies, the freaks, the weirdos, the neo-maxi-zoom-dweebies, the spazzes, the wonks, and all their kinds of comedy! QUEERBALL is a safe, inclusive, supportive space for comedians and audiences members to come together and GIVE EACH OTHER LIFE! All are welcome! QUEERBALL is the second Monday of every month at 10:30pm at the esteemed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in the East Village of New York City!

The Alarm Two Day Ticket: 4/12 Gramercy Theatre 4/13 Irving Plaza - Irving Plaza
April 13, 2019 - New York

Age Restriction: 16+ Unless Accompanied by a Guardian For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Faust 2.0 - Mabou Mines Theater
Through April 14, 2019 - New York

Faust 2.0 re-imagines Part II of Goethe's 19th-century masterwork by exploring contemporary themes of globalization, economics, the environment, and gender politics. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts.

For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here? - International Center of Photography (Museum)
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

In the wake of the 2018 midterm elections, ICP’s new exhibition "For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here?" explores the role of art and visual representation in American civic life through the work of the For Freedoms collective. The exhibition features work from their 50 State Initiative—composed of a network of over 300 artists and 200 institutional partners—which featured concurrent exhibitions, art installations, and public programs as well as a nationwide artist-designed billboard campaign in all 50 states including DC and Puerto Rico, in the lead up to the midterm elections. Also central to the 50 State Initiative is the collective’s series of photographs that re-envision American artist Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings—depicting freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear, as articulated by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address—which will be on the view for the first time. For Freedoms’ stylized scenes of the everyday reference Rockwell’s iconic style while bringing new, more inclusive representations of the country to the discussion of our core values. Members of For Freedoms will be in residence at the ICP Museu... (read more)

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season LGBTQ+ Series - 14th Street Y
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season LGBTQ+ Series NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village for people of all ages with the 2018-2019 LGBTQ+ Series. The series kicked off on November 12, 2018 with #NastyWomen, A Night of Female Resistance Comedy and runs through April 2019. "For our season of War & Peace, we knew that artists from the LGBTQ community would have a strong reaction to the theme. Coming out can often feel like war and creating a family can bring much needed peace. Our LGBTQ offerings this season have addressed the gamut, from Vietnam Veterans coming to terms with their sexuality to a TYA show with a non-gender binary protagonist to a piece about a modern family facing discrimination from within.  Our theater is a safe place for provocative work that will inspire conversation, debate and hopefully action," said Ronit Muszkatblit, Artistic Director. 2018-2019 LGBTQ+ Series: The Baby Monitor  Different Translation  November 29 - December 16, 2018 Written by David Stallings, directed by Antonio Miniño  When Claire's concerns ... (read more)

Ecological City Costume/Puppet Workshops - Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
Through May 08, 2019 - New York

EARTH CELEBRATIONS' ECOLOGICAL CITY - PUPPET & COSTUME WORKSHOPS - MARCH 2 - MAY 8 Volunteers are invited to participate in our workshops led by Earth Celebrations' Artists-in-Residence to create spectacular visual art, giant puppets, and costumes for the culminating Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions celebrating and bringing together climate resiliency and ecological sustainability initiatives throughout the gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side. -Costume Workshops: WEDNESDAYS, 6-9pm with artist Yelaine Rodriguez -Puppet Workshops: SATURDAYS, 12-4pm with artist Lucrecia Novoa @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council (Community Room) 82 Rutgers Slip (btw. FDR & Cherry St. LES - F train to E. Broadway - walk two blocks east) Workshops are free of cost - please register here: http://earthcelebrations.com/register-ecological-city-workshops-2/ For more information: http://earthcelebrations.com/

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season Family Series - 14th Street Y
Through May 30, 2019 - New York

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season Family Series NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues tohonor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture-making in the East Village for people of all ages with the 2018-2019 Family Series. The series kicks-off on October 20, 2018 with The Not-So-Spooky Ghost and runs through May 2019. "Ever since I was a child, I can remember sitting in the theater, waiting as the lights went down for the magic to start. From the age of two, my mother would schlep us to see new worlds and experience foreign types of movement, sounds and music. She believed in exposing us to all parts of our imagination, building paths towards new unknowns. Here at the 14the Street Y Theater, we also believe that all children should experience that magic, sit excitedly for unknowns, and meet new characters for their imagination to take into new worlds. We want to create a platform that will enable artists to weave their magic for our kids. That is why we have started incubating and supporting a Theater for Young Audiences series. This year we are launching this series with 5 new plays and events that will shar... (read more)

The Infinite Wrench - Kraine Theater
Through March 03, 2020 - New York

The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists’ ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater. The Infinite Wrench runs every weekend (except the last 2 weeks of December). Different show every time! If you’ve seen the show once, you’ve seen the show once.

Manhattan & Central Park Bike Tour - Brooklyn Giro Bike Tours
Through December 30, 2020 - New York

No other bike tour of Manhattan covers this much ground! In fact, one could argue that this scenic cycling excursion is the most fully-loaded tour of Manhattan, full stop! On a bike, you’ll see everything—every nook and cranny that you couldn’t access by any other means. You’ll also see all the greatest hits: the Brooklyn Bridge, The Manhattan Bridge, Lady Liberty and all the postcard architecture recognized the world over. But for many, the star of this Manhattan bike tour is the nearly 6-mile loop you take through Central Park. This stretch of the Manhattan adventure is a complete sightseeing tour unto itself! Take a 4-hour Manhattan bike tour, including an extensive Central Park bike ride! Start off in Lower Manhattan under the Manhattan Bridge. Travel along the East River and appreciate the perfect views of the Brooklyn Bridge! Head into Southport Seaport and make your way to Battery Park. Here, you’ll have amazing photo opportunities of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island! Continue along the Hudson River Greenway with scenery that includes Chelsea Piers, the Meatpacking District, Highland Park and more!Explore the Upper West Side, home to Julliard, the Lincoln C... (read more)

YY Dance Company - Peridance Capezio Theater
Through September 24, 2107 - New York

Dancer/choreographer Yiin Yue presents her YY Dance Company in a program of her explosive works, performed by an ensemble of stellar dancers. The Shanghai native has already received commissions from Hubbard Street 2 in Chicago, and her company has performed at Jacob's Pillow, Dancenow, and the Schrit-tmacher Dance Festival in Germany.

Fine Art Auction October 20 and 27 – Works by Leading Artists of the Salmagundi Club - Salmagundi Club
Through October 28, 2107 - New York

The Salmagundi Club, a leading center for fine artists presents its annual fall auctions. Auctions will be held on October 20 and 27, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., at the Club’s historic brownstone mansion at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City. To view the art online and bid now, visit liveauctioneers.com and search for Salmagundi.

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