Events Around Town
LABA: A laboratory for Jewish culture at the 14th Street Y presents “EAT,” a festival of new work inspired by the power of food in ancient Jewish texts.
Art, music, performances, teachings and tastings June 1st and 2nd at the14th Street Y.
The Theater at the 14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003
Saturday, June 1, at 8:30pm
Sunday, June 2, at 3:00pm
The festival will be structured as a four course “meal” of teachings from the Torah and Talmud and the new performances and art they inspired. The courses will be food and power, food and ritual, food and ethics and food and desire.
The LABA Festival is a multidisciplinary event featuring new art, music and performances by LABA artist fellows, inspired by their study of classic Jewish texts. The work they create aims to push the boundaries of what Jewish art can be and what Jewish texts can teach.
EAT will take place on 8:30pm on Saturday June 1 and 3pm on Sunday, June 2 in the Theater at the 14th Street Y.
On Sunday LABA kids will present a separate activity for kids ages 4-12, free of charge.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the event.
Tickets are limited and advance reservations are recommended.
Saturday night is intended for an adult audience. Sunday there will be an adult program and a separate children’s program for children age 4-12. Children are free with paying adult.
May 17, 2013
You're invited to the New York premiere of Tamar Latzman's latest work Mrs. Tadd's Visit at this year's Video_dumbo festival. Latzman made this work during her Swing Space residency last spring,
Video_dumbo will take place this year on May 16th - 25th at Eyebeam, Art + Technology Center in Chelsea, NYC.
Mrs. Tadd's Visit will be at a program called RISK on Friday, May 17 at 9 pm.
May 17, 2013
Emerging Leaders of New York Arts and World Policy Institute present:
STATE OF THE ARTS ECOSYSTEM
Thursday, May 16 @ 7pm
Issue Project Room (22 Boerum Place in Downtown Brooklyn)
A Panel Discussion with:
Caron Atlas, Director, Arts & Democracy Project & Co-Director, NOCD-NY
Jamie Bennett, Chief of Staff & Director of Public Affairs, NEA
Paul Nagle, Executive Director, Cultural Strategies Initiative
Edwin Torres, Associate Director of New York City Opportunities Fund & Innovation, Rockefeller Foundation
Moderated by: Jacqueline Davis, Executive Director, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Join us for conversation and libations with thought leaders from across the cultural spectrum. This panel discussion will explore recent and emerging trends in arts philanthropy and cultural policy in NYC and across the country. We'll unpack the complex questions surrounding these important issues, learn about the approaches of various institutions, and examine the roles they play, individually and collectively, in shaping our cultural landscape. No matter what area of the arts you work in – this conversation affects you! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to engage in a spirited discussion with our panel of experts and your peers.
Suggested Donation $10
For more information and to RSVP: http://www.elnya.org/
May 9, 2013
Saturday May 18, 2013
110 Wall Street
The Downtown Alliance invites you to join them and your neighbors as we plant new flowers and spruce up Wall Street Park. In addition to gardening for all, there will be kid friendly activities like face painting and balloon making. The Downtown Alliance will provide the plantings, the tools, and the top soil, you bring some elbow grease. Together we'll make Wall Street Park bloom and the kids will have a blast too. Light refreshments available, provided by Whole Foods.
May 9, 2013
Saturday May 4, 2013
11am-6pm: On Somethingness/Speechbuster
Street Fest – Sara D. Roosevelt Park
A series of talks and conversations presented by a diverse group of individuals (architects, artists, engineers, environmentalists, urban agriculturalists, researchers, among others) on familiar subjects and ideas, to uncover radical new ways to understand and construct public life. The program will present innovative ideas on “somethingness” about how to render anew the world that surrounds us. Events will take place around the Speechbuster, a performative table the exact size of Storefront , designed in a collaborative project by architect Jimenez Lai and artist Grayson Cox, which will make its world premiere at the Ideas City Festival.
The Speechbuster, an urban mobile table sculpture commissioned by Storefront and designed by Jimenez Lai and Grayson Cox, will provide a platform for discussions throughout the day exploring this year’s theme “Untapped Capital” through a series of presentations, discussions, and performances on “Somethingness.” The Speechbuster, a performative structure, will change its configuration throughout the day, accommodating a diverse set of events by invited artists, architects, engineers, writers, philosophers, developers, politicians, students, and citizens. The Speechbuster is supported by the Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Program.
May 2, 2013
MADE HERE is a documentary series devoted to the lives of performing artists based in New York City. In Season One, the series explored the issues of Creative Real Estate, Day & Night Jobs, Family Balance, Activism and Technology. In Season Two, MADE HERE explored Identity, Creative Practice, Money, Lifework, and Home.
Don't miss Season 3:
Art & Commerce (uptown vs. downtown, stage vs. screen, and artists & institutions)
Criticism (the review, the critic, and DIY)
Health (healthcare as well as maintaining mind and body)
Special finale July 1 “What Do You Dream of Doing Next?”
May 2, 2013
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC has been a recipient of The Fund for Creative Communities and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant.
May 2, 2013
Cultural Survival Bazaar
When: Fri. May 24th, 10am - 6pm
Where: Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, 833 1st Ave, New York, NY 10017
Cost: FREE Admission
Summary: A Festival of Indigenous Arts & Cultures from Around the World. We feature guest artisans, handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their communities, and fair trade. Shop unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Enjoy FREE music performances, presentations, Native American storytelling, educational displays, & craft-making demonstrations. Proceeds support Native artisans, fair trade, and Cultural Survival's non-profit work worldwide.
For dates, locations, special features and performance schedules visit http://www.bazaar.cs.org
April 26, 2013
Tongues of Fire Choir
Reconceived by Craig Harris
This program is part of the Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revised, a New York City-wide retrospective produced by MAPP International Productions.
Saturday, April 27 | 8PM
Tongues of Fire Choir, originally created by Sekou Sundiata and Craig Harris, is a concert of music and poetry that features three African-American male writers over three generations: Amiri Baraka, Abiodun of the Last Poets and Rakim.
Special guest artists include Regina Carter, Bobbi Humphrey, Wunmi, Vernon Reid and Liza Jessie Peterson.
Composed by Craig Harris and performed by his ensemble of Nation of Imagination, the concert will follow a lyrical journey as each poet explores the idea of "What's in a name?"
Tickets: $25, $35, $45. Click here to reserve
Use the code TFCSSR to receive $5 off until the day before the show!
April 22, 2013
Dan Machlin and Betsy Fagin will both be participating in a group reading In celebration of National Poetry Month at The Museum of Modern Art.
Saturday, April 20, 3:00-4:00pm
The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Painting and Sculpture Galleries, fourth floor
The Museum of Modern Art presents Transform The World! Poetry Must Be Made by All! For a full hour, the galleries come alive with the sounds of spoken word, as poets read their own works and those of others. The poets, ranging from emerging to established, from conventional to experimental, demonstrate and celebrate the broad range of American poetry today amid great works of postwar modern art in the Museum's collection. This event is organized by poet Kenneth Goldsmith as part of the Artists Experiment initiative.
Free with museum admission
More info here