This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Bronx




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Fun and educational kids and family activities are abound this weekend in the Bronx! Interested in theater and museums? Want to go to book reading or concert? Find these events and more in our list of this weekend's best family and kids activities. Or, browse the NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming weekend family and children events. Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents'

Five Points Festival - Pier 36
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

The Five Points Festival, a designer toy and comic convention, lands on Pier 36 in Manhattan's Lower East Side this spring, featuring a dynamic lineup of counterculture artists and artisans from around the world. The inaugural event is a celebration of comic artists and writers, toy designers and customizers (with an extensive Neo-Kaiju and Sofubi section), original street art, and gourmet food trucks and craft beer presented byClutter Magazine and Midtown Comics and sponsored by Playcrafting. Enthusiasts familiar with art toys will have the chance to meet some of the world's most iconic artists and brands like Huck Gee, Kidrobot, James Groman, Jason Freeny, Ron English of Popaganda, Simone Legno of Tokidoki, Super7, Tara McPherson, and Mighty Jaxxon the show floor, where they will be featured alongside artists from the U.S., Japan, Germany, Korea, the U.K. and elsewhere, some showcasing in NYC for the first time, and all with unique, original pieces for sale.

Open House - Alternatives for Children
Through May 17, 2017 - Aquebogue

Quality care at a price you can afford. A natural educational learning environment using the Creative Curriculum to guide young children in learning content and skills. Tour your nearest location for your child care needs. Call to schedule.

Family Fun Day at Dave & Buster's - Dave & Buster's
May 20, 2017 - West Nyack

Enjoy a free fun filled day at Dave & Buster's! Fun activities for kids all ages including, face painting, a bounce house, a Balloon Artist, and a character meet & greet. All kids will receive a Free Coupons for free $20 Game Play with purchase of $20 Game Play.

Traditions Festival - King Manor Museum
Through May 21, 2017 - Jamaica

Showcasing artists, artisans, and performers demonstrating crafts from many different cultures from the 19th century and modern times. See how New Yorkers made household goods 200 years ago and learn about how communities from all across Queens today bring their culture to our city. There will be plenty of hands-on activities and fun for adults and children.

GARNER Arts Festival 2017 - GARNER Arts Center
Through May 21, 2017 - Garnerville

GARNER Arts Center’s Arts Festival showcases the GARNER Historic District, a 14 acre, 19th century textile mill where Arts Festival takes place. In 2017, GARNER Arts Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 20th – 21st. GARNER Arts Center curates sculptural installations throughout 14 acres of 19th Century industrial spaces, inviting artists to present art & performance in warehouses, alleyways, trails and unexpected places. For the 2017 GARNER Arts Festival, exhibitions, installations, and performances will be focused on the subject of Social Justice. “(1) inclusion of everyone in the full benefits of society and (2) empowerment of people to participate fully in the economic, social, and cultural life of the country.” – Institute for Intellectual Property & Social Justice. Audiences are invited to explore 30+ open artist studios introducing them to painters, sculptors, woodworkers, jewelers and photographers. Workshops are available in batik, watercolor painting, printmaking, a drum circle and more. A kid’s corner keeps young artists active, and music, theatre and dance provide the festival’s live performance offerings. Food trucks, craft vendors, a beer & wine garden and a coffee bar round out the weekend’s festivities. New this year, visitors can visit our on-site craft brewery, Industrial Arts Brewing Company!

Opening Day Parade and Baseball Season - The Miracle League of Westchester
Through May 28, 2017 - Hartsdale

Children and adults with disabilities can play baseball for free on Saturdays and Sundays. Register at mlwny.org. For more information, contact Rick Monzon at rmonzon@mlwny.org or 914-522-1547.

Books Beneath The Bridge: Powerhouse Arena - Granite Prospect Steps
Through July 20, 2015 - Brooklyn

Join us for the annual Books Beneath the Bridge reading series, sponspored by AT&T and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, as Jami Attenberg and Kate Bolick read from their latest books against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline as part of this Borough-wide literary festival. This evening will feature a reading, followed by Q&A and book signing. About the Authors: Jami Attenberg is the author of a story collection, Instant Love, and three novels, The Kept Man, The Melting Season, and The Middlesteins, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. It will be published in nine countries. She has contributed essays and criticism to The New York Times, Real Simple, Elle, The Washington Post, and many other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Kate Bolick is a contributing editor to The Atlantic. She was previously the executive editor of Domino magazine. She lives in New York.

Memoirs of My Nervous Illness: Schreber Live! - Jeffferson Market Library
Through April 20, 2017 - New York

"Memoirs of My Nervous Illness" by Daniel Paul Schreber is the most well-known first-person account of madness. It has profoundly shaped the way we think about psychosis, from Freud's time to our own. Schreber Live! is a 2-hour phantasmagorical event featuring art, music, lectures, and performances inspired by the text. The event will take place throughout the entire Jefferson Market Library, a fantastic space that is a castle that was once a courthouse. Guests will walk around the building immersed in the words and poetry of Judge Schreber. Plus art, lectures, performances, film, & more! Some example events include: Gregory Shankland speaking about his own experiences of voice-hearing; Julie Fotheringham's "Fleetingly Improvised Movement," a dance performance inspired by the text; Adrienne Harris reading select passages on law, madness & subjectivity; Michael Eigen reading excerpts from his published papers on Schreber; & Jamieson Webster performing sections of the text in quartet. Free and open to the public!

Metropolitan Opera - Don Quixote
May 17, 2017 - New York

The knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming “amour” in Cervantes’s sweeping tale of romance and chivalry. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks.

Metropolitan Opera - Don Quixote
May 17, 2017 - New York

The knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming “amour” in Cervantes’s sweeping tale of romance and chivalry. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks.

Stories and Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through May 17, 2017 - Garnerville

For ages 3 - 5. Stories, craft and more! Registration is now open. ****Note to Samantha: This Program is only on Wednesdays for the proposed date range and time."

Stories and Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through May 17, 2017 - Garnerville

Stories, crafts and more! Registration is required.

Stories and Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through May 17, 2017 - Garnerville

Stories, crafts, and more. Registration required.

Jambinai - Le Poisson Rouge
May 17, 2017 - New York

Jambinai sound less like a band than a force of nature, fusing the full dramatic range of post-rock dynamics to Korean folk roots to create an exhilarating, vivid and unique fusion. Their instrumental music is coloured by Kim's fiddle-like haegum, Ilwoo Lee's guitar and piri (a Korean flute made of bamboo) and Eun Youg Sim's geomungo, a Korean zither. They met studying traditional music at Korea's National University of Arts, and found they were united by a desire to present such music in a new way, "to communicate with the ordinary person who doesn't listen to Korean traditional music," says Lee, the band's principal writer. This makeover, however, eschews previous Korean modernists, who Lee says have used western classical music or jazz, for a molten fusion of metal, rock and experimental sound. "We're darker than other Korean traditional bands," Lee adds, with considerable understatement.

A Festival of Songwriting - The Public Theater
May 17, 2017 - Manhattan

Public Forum takes over Joe's Pub for a four-night series of conversations about the art of songwriting. Director of Public Forum Michael Friedman will sit down with exciting and unexpected pairing of musicians and songwriters from all genres to discuss what it is that they do when they write a song – and how they make their own particular brand of magic.

Family Game Night - Long Island City Library
May 17, 2017 - Long Island City

Kids will learn to cooperate, collaborate, share, and develop their analytical skills while playing their favorite game or learning a new one.

Keyon Harrold & Friends feat. Special Guests - Highline Ballroom
Through May 17, 2017 - New York

Blair & Company NYC Album Release Concert - Drom
May 17, 2017 - New York

Performing tonight are Dreamt, Blair & Company and The Gold Magnolias. Tonight Blair & Company celebrates the release of their first mini-album, "Good Vibrations." Anchored by interlocking electric guitars and rock-solid grooves, and topped off with soaring vocals and two horns, Blair & Company combines rock, funk, and a healthy dose of improvisation to create fresh music for both your head and your feet. Comprised of working musicians in New York and Boston, members of Blair & Company have performed with Grace Potter, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, FUN, in Broadway pit orchestras, and in countless other local, regional and national acts. Dreamt is a band based in Brooklyn, NY. It is a new, exciting, collaborative sound that combines deep grooves, vivacious horns, and soulful songwriting. Dreamt began as the solo songwriting venture of Aidan Boardman in the Fall of 2011. Though the faces and instruments have changed and evolved, the members of Dreamt stay committed to playing positive, pensive, and provoking music as they explore and add new sounds to the realm of indie music. The Gold Magnolias: Magnolium Aurum: A very rare species of gilded flora native to the U.S. South, but found lately amongst the evergreens and seldom-greens of New York City. Born in a hot house in Brooklyn by the name of Soul II Soul, one particular specimen has blossomed and spread it's funky aroma throughout the entire United States. Blair & Company: blairandcompanyband.com facebook.com/blairandcompanyband Gold Magnolias: thegoldmagnolias.com facebook.com/thegoldmagnolias Dreamt: dreamt.xyz facebook.com/dreamtmusic https://vimeo.com/92345585

Real Estate - Brooklyn Steel
May 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

Clarence Spady Band - Terra Blues
May 17, 2017 - New York

Jr Mack - Terra Blues
May 17, 2017 - New York

Deb Berman - Metropolitan Room
May 17, 2017 - New York

Deb Berman: All In Good Time After Deb Berman won a 2009 Bistro Award and garnered a 2009 MAC Female Debut Award nomination for her 2008 show "Such A Lot of Livin'," she knew that would be a tough act to follow. But she nailed her second cabaret show with the critically acclaimed "All In Good Time." Directed by Peter Napolitano and with the Award-Winning Sean Harkness as her Musical Director on guitar, Berman jazzified some classic songs and dazzled during four 2010 shows at the Metropolitan Room, earning a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Female Vocalist. "All In Good Time" is a show about life, love, and the pursuit of time well spent and is set to music by John Mayer, George & Ira Gershwin, Fran Landesman, Sonny Rollins, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Barry Levitt & Peter Napolitano (who composed the show's title song), and More . . . Here's what BistroAwards.com critic and editor Roy Sander said about Berman's performance in "All In Good Time" and why it's been chosen by Producer Stephen Hanks and Associate Producer Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD to be a part of the New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits series at the Metropolitan Room. "[Deb Berman] has come back to the Metropolitan Room with her first offering since then showing conspicuous growth in artistry and assurance—all the more remarkable in light of the fact that both attributes were pretty strong two years ago. From beginning to end, she displays vocal skill, an interpretive palette, and musicianship of the very highest order, and Sean Harkness on guitar (the evening's sole instrumental accompaniment) delivers all one could possibly wish for from a guitar—or an orchestra . . . What makes [the show] so successful is that Berman is funny. What's more, all of the dialogue seems pure Berman. Dialogue and song are blended smartly and charmingly . . . This is masterful work by a singer who belongs on the world stage, not only in New York." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33mNHv8RrQU

Keyon Harrold & Friends - Blue Note
Through May 17, 2017 - New York

Airlift - The Bowery Electric
May 17, 2017 - New York

The Wind + The Wave - Webster Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

Christina Masciotti: Raw Bacon From Poland - Abrons Arts Center (Underground Theater)
Through May 17, 2017 - New York

2016 Guggenheim Fellow Christina Masciotti returns to Abrons (VISION DISTURBANCE, ADULT) with her latest work, RAW BACON FROM POLAND. For shoe salesman and aspiring personal trainer, Dennis Toledo, a lifetime of trouble assumes a new intensity after a bad tour in Iraq. Though he’s managed to anesthetize the enduring wounds of that service with prescription drug abuse, when he’s arrested on a domestic violence charge and sentenced to Brooklyn Treatment Court, he’s forced to find new ways to handle his volatile tangle of mixed emotions. Further upheaval with his wife leaves him perched on the edge of recovery with an all-consuming drive to win full custody of his six-year-old daughter.

Nick Hakim - The Bowery Ballroom
May 17, 2017 - NYC

For singer-songwriter Nick Hakim, it all started in a house in Jamaica Plains, MA with collaborators Naima and Solo Woods. There, he put the finishing touches on his breakthrough EPs, Where Will We Go, Pt. I & II, which would later release through his Earseed Records and earn critical praise from NPR and The New York Times. But it was where the sessions for the two-part project ended and the ideas began to materialize for what would become his full-length debut, Green Twins (releasing via ATO Records in 2017), an experimental step forward with emotional heft gleaned from his experiences in the years since. The story of Green Twins truly began when, armed with the masters for his EPs, Hakim moved from Boston to Brooklyn, spending his time fleshing out unfinished ideas in his bedroom. He came up with lyrics on the spot while playing the live circuit at solo shows including Palisades and NYXO, recording sketches and lyrics on voice memos and a four-track cassette recorder, and embracing the local community of musicians by performing with bands like Jesse and Forever and Onyx Collective. From there, Green Twins came about as a sum of its parts: Hakim took the demo recordings to studios in New York City, Philadelphia and London, and built on them with engineers including Andrew Sarlo (bass, engineering, production), keeping the original essence of the songs intact. Sarlo notes that "for other artists, a demo serves as a potential shape the song could form into. But for Nick, demos are more like creating a temple: a sanctuary that now we have to go into and somehow clean, furnish, and get ready for other people to experience the sermon in."

Metallica : Worldwired Tour - Nassau Coliseum
May 17, 2017 - Uniondale

with special guest Volbeat.

Amateur Night at the Apollo: Top Dog - Apollo Theater
May 17, 2017 - Harlem

At this special evening of Amateur Night, winners from throughout the 2016 season square-off at the Top Dog competition and compete for the chance to move one step closer to the winning title of Super Top Dog and the cash prize of $10,000 on November 23! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. The show also features master impressionist and tap dancer CP Lacey as the "Executioner," who escorts contestants who have been booed off the stage and the Amateur Night house band led by music director, Michael Mitchell.

The Wind + The Wave Justin Kawika Young, The Native Sibling - The Studio at Webster Hall
May 17, 2017 - New York

The Wind + The Wave (Pop) Justin Kawika Young (Pop) The Native Sibling (Folk)

Made with Love - Floral Park Public Library
May 17, 2017 - Floral Park

Made With Love is a service-oriented group of knitters and crocheters who create hats, scarves, blankets, and other items for hospitals, shelters, and the military in a friendly atmosphere. (There is no instructor, but you may get help on your own projects from your peers.)

Play With Poetry Workshop - Franklin Square Public Library
May 17, 2017 - Franklin Square

Please register in person. Grades 2-4. Teacher Rosemary Dellapina will teach children about different kinds of poetry and rhymes.

Moana's Hawaiian Luau - Mineola Public Library
May 17, 2017 - Mineola

Wear a colorful lei, and enjoy some tropical refreshments, such as tropical fruit, candy, Hawaiian punch as you watch an animated movie showing of Disney's "Moana." Food allergens may be present at this event. Register.

Jambinai - Le Poisson Rouge
May 17, 2017 - New York

Roots n' Ruckus - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
May 17, 2017 - Red Hook

Jalopy Theater Presents, "Roots n Ruckus," a night of folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday starting Jan. 9th, 2008. You will see and hear people playing banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. This is the gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. Come and be a regular! The gig happens every week.

Manga in America: How English Editions are Born - Japan Society
May 17, 2017 - New York

The transformation of a manga from Japanese original to English edition is an art that goes far beyond translation alone. At this panel discussion, editors from top manga publishers Kodansha Comics (The Ghost in the Shell, Sailor Moon), Vertical, Inc. (Nichijou, Chi's Sweet Home) and Yen Press (Black Butler, Akame ga Kill!) illuminate the creative process of localizing Japanese content for the American reader. Panelists include Ed Chavez, Marketing Director at Vertical, Inc., Tania Biswas, Editor at Yen Press and Ben Applegate, Director of Publishing at Penguin Random House for Kodansha Comics. The talk will include a live demonstration of the translation, editing and lettering process by Deron Bennett, Letterer at AndWorld Design and Ajani Oloye, Manga Editor and Translator at Penguin Random House for Kodansha Comics.

Spring Film Series: Some Like It Hot - Queens Museum
May 17, 2017 - Flushing

Whether it’s espionage or romance, movie characters lead us to identify with the effort to hide something. This classic comedy with Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis who witness a mob hit, then elude their pursuers disguised as women in an all-girl band–including Marilyn Monroe in a memorable comic performance. The film is introduced by Mark Ethan Toporek, who also leads a post-screening discussion. He is a member of the Actors’ Studio, who has appeared in films including The Secret Lives of Dentists, The Confession, and Lesser Prophets. He has been presenting the Film Series at the Queens Museum since 1998, and at the 92Y since 2003.

Tropical Ooze - Pianos
May 17, 2017 - New York

Wooing - Pianos
May 17, 2017 - New York

Kin - Pianos
May 17, 2017 - New York

True Dreams - Pianos
May 17, 2017 - New York

Lavender Fields - Pianos
May 17, 2017 - New York

METALLICA - PARTY BUS TO THE NEW COLISEUM! - Rocks Off
May 17, 2017 - New York

Y'know what's gonna be awesome? The almighty METALLICA performing live at the NEWLY RE-OPENED Nassau Coliseum, now known as The New Coliseum! Y'know what's not gonna be awesome though? Getting your car-less New Yorker ass all the way to "Uniondale, NY". That's where Rocks Off comes in! We are running an air-conditioned, bathroom-equipped, sound system, TV screen-rockin party bus from NYC to and from The New Coliseum. You don't need to worry about finding a ride, staying sober, or even learning how the hell to get to "Uniondale, NY" on a train. Really, all you've gotta do is buy a ticket, show up, stumble into and out of the venue, and we'll take care of the rest - don't that sound like it's worth a little money spent on your peace of mind? (And - we can't stress this part enough - not having to draw straws to see which one of your friends has to stay sober at a Metallica show!) The bus will run to and from the Hammerstein Ballroom - 34th St. and 8th Ave. Boarding begins at 4:45pm, and the bus will leave at 5:00pm PROMPTLY - we know you guys tend to be late to everything, but, really, you're gonna be super bummed out if you pay for a ticket and then miss the bus (and we're not going to refund you), so please take us at our word on this one. Refreshments are not served on the bus, but we encourage you to bring your own. BYOB! The bus will leave the parking lot half an hour after the show ends - once again, we are serious, and you will be even more bummed out if you pay for a ticket and then get stranded in Long Island after the show, so please proceed as efficiently as you can towards the bus after the show. The plus side is, you will find yourself back in NYC afterwards in plenty of time to get a decent night's sleep (or to just keep raging with all the awesome people you met on the bus). Don't miss out on your seat on the bus! - you really, really don't want to take the LIRR and then wait for a shuttle that may or may not be running that day. (Trust us - we've done it, and it sucks). If you have any questions email Sancho@rocksoff.com

Gov't Mule / Chris Robinson Brotherhood - City Parks Foundation
May 17, 2017 - New York

By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs. Gov't Mule When you're a fundamental part of one of the most renowned rock bands of all time, it's a pretty clear indication that you are an exquisitely talented musician. Such was the case for not one, but two members of Gov't Mule: Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, who contributed to the Allman Brothers Band. This duo put together a side project in the early 90's, and with the addition of drummer Matt Abts, the "power trio" of Gov't Mule was forever formed. With a sound steeped in their rock roots (and a touch of grunge – prevalent at the time they were spawned), they released three impressive albums. The sad passing of Woody in 2000 shook the group up significantly, but with Danny Louis on board in 2001, and Jorgen Carlsson teaming up in 2008, Mule has been a 4-piece ever since. In 2016 fans were treated to a remastered, premiere-release of the band's 1994-recorded The Tel-Star Sessions. Chris Robinson Brotherhood For a chilled-out, bluesy jam band, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is blazingly ambitious. Before they had even laid down a studio track, they were touring all over California, rocking fifty shows in just a few months. This was in 2011, and by 2012 they'd let loose two full-length albums. Their lusciously lunar debut Big Moon Ritual immediately garnered attention, and the successive, trippy The Magic Door didn't disappoint their growing legion of fans. Rolling Stone would call their next record Phosphorescent Harvest "downright magnetic," and their swirling, signature live performances are proclaimed as some of the most invigorating in the business. If the name Chris Robinson sounds familiar, it's because he was the lead singer of the infamous band The Black Crowes (the CRB initially formed while the Crowes were on hiatus). Many believe that the CRB is his singular true calling.

Oslo - Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater
May 17, 2017 - Upper West Side

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls OSLO "the stuff of crackling theater." Now, this sweeping and surprisingly funny new play comes to Broadway following its sold-out Off-Broadway run. OSLO is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas — a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. New York Magazine calls OSLO "gripping and remarkably entertaining." And at this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, "OSLO gives us hope" (Daily News). Bartlett Sher directs.

Oslo - Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater
May 17, 2017 - Upper West Side

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls OSLO "the stuff of crackling theater." Now, this sweeping and surprisingly funny new play comes to Broadway following its sold-out Off-Broadway run. OSLO is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas — a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. New York Magazine calls OSLO "gripping and remarkably entertaining." And at this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, "OSLO gives us hope" (Daily News). Bartlett Sher directs.

Open House - Alternatives for Children
Through May 17, 2017 - Dix Hills

Quality care at a price you can afford. A natural educational learning environment using the Creative Curriculum to guide young children in learning content and skills. Tour your nearest location for your child care needs. Call to schedule.

Open House - Alternatives for Children
Through May 17, 2017 - East Setauket

Quality care at a price you can afford. A natural educational learning environment using the Creative Curriculum to guide young children in learning content and skills. Tour your nearest location for your child care needs. Call to schedule.

Open House - Alternatives for Children
Through May 17, 2017 - Southampton

Quality care at a price you can afford. A natural educational learning environment using the Creative Curriculum to guide young children in learning content and skills. Tour your nearest location for your child care needs. Call to schedule.

MIchael Attias, John Hebert and Satoshi Takeishi - The Stone
May 17, 2017 - New York

Kaskade Spring Fling - Manhattan Center Event
May 17, 2017 - New York

Brandon Uranowitz: The Songs of William Finn - 54 Below
May 17, 2017 - New York

Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz returns with a special encore performance of his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut! Fresh off his acclaimed turn as Mendel in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, Uranowitz gets up close and personal with audiences while sharing songs by the one-and-only Tony Award-winning William Finn. Expect everything from In Trousers to Falsettos to A New Brain to Elegies and beyond, as Uranowitz lends his unstoppable talent to a selection of work from one of our greatest living Broadway writers. At turns hilarious and soaringly emotional, this is one evening you won't want to miss. Expect a few special guests as well! Uranowitz was Tony-nominated for originating the role of Adam Hochberg in An American In Paris. He was in the national tour of Rent and original cast of Baby It's You! His performance inFalsettos was called "warmly funny and convincingly neurotic" by the New York Times and "wholly endearing" by Entertainment Weekly. Musical Direction by Vadim Feichtner (Falsettos, Spelling Bee). Photo by Jenny Anderson/Broadway Style Guide.

'My Fair Lady' Luncheon Theatre - Westbury Manor
May 17, 2017 - Westbury

This musical classic, filled with wit and wisdom, is based on the book Pygmalion. The fabulous score includes Get Me to the Church on Time, and I Could Have Danced All Night.

The Young Presidents - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

The Young Presidents is a rock band from New York City that blends classic rock & roll with a dash of 90?s alternative. With its fusion of a back-to-basics approach and a distinctly modern sound, The Young Presidents returns to the great "power trio" of rock: guitar, bass and drums. With a core group consisting of bassist Mitchell Kaneff, vocalist Djax, guitarist Asher Kurtz and drummer Derek Broomhead, the band is united in its passion for rock music and inspired by diverse bands from Cream to Train and from The Jimi Hendrix Experience to Nirvana. The Young Presidents recently released two powerful singles: "Ordinary" and "Breakaway." Their 3rd album, FIREHORSE, was released last year and is available in CD and digital, as well as in a limited vinyl edition. The band has worked with producers John Agnello (Sonic Youth) and Rob Fraboni (Rolling Stones, Levon Helm) and has performed its energetic brand of grungy, hard-edged, and indie-infused rock & roll in clubs across the country. Whether performing at the Cutting Room or Rockwood Music Hall in New York City or at Whisky a Go Go or The Study in Los Angeles, the Young Presidents bring something exceptional to its fans and they rock the house down while they're at it!

The Harlem Line Band - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

The Harlem Line band is a 7 piece Rock & Roll band covering songs by a diverse group of artists. Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, CCR, Johnny Cash and more. Located in the Berkshires, we play locally, in NYC, and Massachusetts.. For inquiries please email www.theharlemline.@gmail.com

King Washington - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

Saturated in beautiful harmonies and rousing chord progressions alike, the music of King Washington can be described as a throwback to when rock n' roll was a songwriter's game and at the same time praised for its modern sensibility and innovation. It has been compared to Grizzly Bear, REM, Bon Iver, The Talking Heads, Radiohead, Mott The Hoople, Kings of Leon, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Fleet Foxes, Muse, and The Beatles. King Washington was born in the late 2000's by a then teenage Tyson Kelly, the son of an artist and a songwriter. Raised in a world of music and creativity, Tyson knew at an early age that he would one day have a band of his own – a band that could be a musical force beyond his imagination. Then he met George. George Krikes has never lacked for natural ability. From surprising his elementary school mates with his voice to wowing professors at USC with his guitar, he had always been, and possibly will always be, the most musically gifted person in the room. Upon seeing Krikes' poetry in motion, Kelly knew what his talents could mean for King Washington; two lead singers with complementary musical talents with which to make the world a canvas for their art. Together, with bassist/vocalist Billy Lee, King Washington's music has been lauded by critics as "perfectly crafted", "effortless", and "unafraid". Some critics have gone as far imploring their readership to "buy this (King Washington's albums) at once". It's more than the next step in the evolution of indie-rock. It's more than a salute to the music of yesteryear. It is truth forged by skill, kissed by pain, and caressed by love.

The Harlem Line Band - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

The Harlem Line band is a 7 piece Rock & Roll band covering songs by a diverse group of artists. Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, CCR, Johnny Cash and more. Located in the Berkshires, we play locally, in NYC, and Massachusetts.. For inquiries please email www.theharlemline.@gmail.com

Deb Oh - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

"Deb Oh and her troop are quickly making a name for themselves in the NYC music scene with their richly layered arrangements and commanding vocals, drawing comparisons to acts such as Feist, London Grammar and Daughter." - Huffington Post Intricately epic, viscerally cerebral: Deb Oh & the Cavaliers are a powerful study in contrasts. With orchestral, piano-driven arrangements that have grown fiercer over time, this seven-piece, NYC-based band boasts a singular sound led by Deb Oh's equally singular voice - a subtle mix of soul and sheer drive. Deb Oh originally hails from Alaska, where she grew up learning classical piano and singing in choirs at a very early age, before moving to the east coast in her later childhood. Having split her life between Alaska and NYC, there is a complexity in perspective that shines through in her songwriting. "Pursuit Of" - a track from their debut EP, Hieroglyphs - was written with memories of Alaska in mind; the driving percussion, relentless orchestration, and howling vocals paint a vivid image of the wilderness she grew up on in. At the other end of the spectrum, "Grey" exhibits the smoother, more soulful influences from Deb's urban surroundings, exuding a different kind of confidence. With the collaboration of the Cavaliers, these songs become richly textured works, likening Deb Oh & the Cavaliers' sound to Feist and Florence and the Machine, with allusions to Fleetwood Mac. Musical arrangements aside, Deb also stands out for the caliber of her lyrics, which stray from conventional writings and often incorporate literary and political themes - demonstrated in their single, "Primacy". Winner of Silversound's 4th Annual Band Battle, Deb Oh & the Cavaliers have played extensively in NYC to support Hieroglyphs, and you'll soon find them in a city near you.

Aeolus White - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

Aeolus is a singer-songwriter whose music is, at the forefront, lyrical and honest. Rooted in soul, jazz, world and classical music, his voice is rich yet vulnerable, his writing poetic yet frank, and with every note and phrase he sings, he gets closer to rising above his fears. He sings himself free, and he writes himself whole, all the while stitching the fabric of his being into his music. He began his musical career writing original pieces for theater, most notably for a truncated production of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone in Washington D.C., and has recently contributed original music to Coco, a short independent film about drug addiction. Using his songwriting background as his platform, he is launching into a career as a singer, with plans to perform and release an EP in 2017.

Strawberry Shortcake Parfait - Elmont Library
May 17, 2017 - Elmont

Create a cup-sized Strawberry Shortcake Parfait, topped with a cheesecake icing to take home.

Charlotte Dos Santos - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

Air for Ants - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

"Cool songs" - Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds "Fantastic voice" - Ken Nelson (Coldplay) "a mix between Neil Young & Radiohead" - Ian Matheson

Sarah Factor - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

Sarah Factor is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Sarah moved to New York City at the age of 18, fresh out of high school, with a musical dream and her step dad's acoustic guitar- restrung so she could play left-handed. She started writing music after graduating from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), taught herself a few chords, and started playing open mics all over the city. Sarah's style of songwriting is a reflection of her exposure to Joni Mitchell while growing up and singing camp songs in the open air of Northern Ontario. Sarah's voice will get you right in the feels with her soulful and emotive sound that compliment her catchy melodies- sure to get stuck in your head after listening. Sarah Factor is an international artist who regularly plays shows in both Toronto and New York City. She frequents such historical venues as Pianos and Rockwood Music Hall, both located on Manhattan's lower east side, who have seen the likes of Martha Wainwright and Jessie J. Sarah Factor is excited about her recent EP release "Everywhere We've Been" which debuted on WRSU 88.7FM. Sarah's EP is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and various other digital platforms. She looks forward to touring this coming fall and helping fans around the country to feel all of their feelings while singing along to her songs!

Jay Bragg - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

When songwriter Jay Bragg left the state of Maine and his band North of Nashville behind to move to Nashville, TN, he knew that little of the small town glory he had as a musician would mean anything in a city known for crushing dreams. But he simply had to do it. As a child, Jay's home was filled with guitars, singing and vinyl records spanning the landscape of American music - the down home country of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, the soulful rhythm and blues of Ray Charles and James Brown, the harmony driven folk of Simon and Garfunkel and Crosby, Stills and Nash and the rock 'n' roll of The Beatles and The Who. Staring at age 5, Jay began performing in front of audiences playing first the violin, then the piano, drums, guitar and vocals but it wasn't until he started playing the bar circuit in Portland, Maine that it became clear that music was something that he could make a living from. Never the critical darling or the singer deemed "most likely to make it", he fought tooth and nail to get gigs and get better at his craft. Jay spent years fronting various bar bands - most successfully the outlaw country duo North of Nashville who toured the country, playing 200 dates a year and sharing the stage with the likes of Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan and Chris Stapleton. NoN was awarded "Country Act Of The Year" by the New England Music Awards in 2015. However, within 2 months of winning that prestigious award, Jay Bragg, feeling himself outgrowing a relatively small music market, decided to leave it all behind and move to Nashville to in hopes to be challenged like never before but with the chance of reaching the widest audience possible. Jay Bragg will be releasing his debut EP as a solo artist this summer. Judging from his character, this tireless underdog will see will see to it that Nashville - and the rest of the country - will take notice. No matter the cost.

Daniel Tortoledo - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

Based out of Brooklyn NY, Venezuelan/American musician, Daniel Tortoledo, offers an intimate glimpse to his untamed dreams with his wild voice and exuberant live performances, making the stage a place he likes to call home. His music is often compared to writers such as Neil Young, George Harrison and more contemporary ones like Devendra Banhart. After a decade of working and leading his band The Highway and collaborating with several projects in New York City, he is now paving the way into a new direction, producing and writing new material for his first full-length solo album , "Through Out These Years" due this summer.

Joe Fletcher - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

The Icebergs - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

COLLABORATING FOR A CURE - Private Residence
May 17, 2017 - New York

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s Invites You To Attend   COLLABORATING FOR A CURE A Luncheon and Fashion Presentation Showcasing   CAROLINA HERRERA FALL 2017 Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:30pm - 3:00pm   Hosted By Andrea Stark   For More Information, Contact Erica L. Fineberg, 212 686 7820   Tickets $320 Click Here To Purchase Tickets Online   http://www.waxmancancer.org/Events/Luncheon/Luncheon-Tickets   Proceeds Benefit Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee - Pete's Candy Store
May 17, 2017 - New York

Repeats: Weekly on Wednesday, forever NYC's finest trivia beckons. Got the brains? Bring your friends and wrack your noodles with six rounds of clever, fun, HARD trivia. The most experienced trivia hosts in the city will test your mental mettle in areas of General Knowledge, Music, Top Tens, and Visual Identification. First Prize is a $75 bar tab, Second Prize is a $40 bar tab and Third Prize is a $15 bar tab. But the real prize (besides bragging rights for those who place, and a berth in the twice yearly finals) is the time honored social scene of the Quizz-Off crowd. Give it a try smart guy! And come early for a good table.

Hamlet - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 17, 2017 - New York

Tony nominee Arian Moayed (The Humans, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) offers a revelatory new reading of the "melancholy Dane". Set in Persia a hundred years ago, on the eve of World War I, Waterwell's Hamlet weaves passages of Farsi translation into the English of Shakespeare's masterpiece of crisis and identity. In it, a traditional way of life is being threatened by an evolving world, the land is being threatened by encroaching foreign interests, and a young man finds himself uprooted and torn between opposing customs, values and codes. Featuring a vibrant score that seamlessly blends traditional Persian and modern western elements, this is a bold re-imagining of most renowned play in any language.

Team USA Men’s And Women’s Wrestlers Vs. Japan Beat the Streets Benefit - Duffy Square/Times Square
May 17, 2017 - New York

The men’s and women’s national wrestling teams of the United States and Japan will square off in New York City’s Times Square on Wednesday, May 17 in the seventh annual Beat the Streets Wrestling celebration. This year’s event will take place in Times Square’s Duffy Square (between 46th and 47th streets). Competitors for Team USA, which will include members of the 2016 Olympic team as well as other elite stars, include reigning 61 kg world champion Logan Stieber. Others will be announced closer to the event. The world-class competition has been hosted in Times Square five previous times; this also marks the eighth straight year in which a major international-style wrestling competition will be hosted as part of the Beat the Streets Benefit activities. Top Beat the Streets youth wrestlers will take the mat showcasing their skills in exhibition matches beginning at 3 p.m. to kick off the NYC Benefit. For the second straight year, the Benefit will feature the PSAL Girls Freestyle Dual Meet Championships finals, showcasing the two top New York City girl’s freestyle wrestling high school teams from the spring girl’s freestyle season. Then it's Team USA vs. Japan at 6:00 p.m. with video highlights and special guest appearances followed by the Beat the Streets Benefit Celebration. Tickets are required for entry and can be purchased at www.btsny.org or 212.245.6570 or by emailing beatthestreets@eventassociatesinc.com. Standing room available for non-ticket holders on first come first serve basis. A ticket is required for the Benefit Celebration at the Marriott Marquis. More details are available at http://www.btsny.org/events/annual-benefit/2017-benefit. 3:00 p.m. – Beat the Streets Youth Exhibition Matches between 46th and 47th Streets 4:45 p.m. – New York City Girl’s Freestyle Dual Meet Championships Finals between 46th and 47th Streets 6:00 p.m. – World Class Wrestling: Team USA vs. Team Japan between 46th and 47th Streets Followed by Benefit Celebration

Keyon Harrold & Friends Feat. Special Guests - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through May 17, 2017 - New York

Cited by Wynton Marsalis as the "future of the trumpet" and "one of the most sought after trumpeters in the world", this St. Louis native and Mannes School of Music graduate is an eclectic trumpeter/music producer/arranger/songwriter who is known for pushing musical boundaries through his compositions and improvisational style. As a go-to trumpeter in the music industry having been featured on nearly 100 albums ranging from jazz, R&B, pop, gospel, blues and hip hop, Harrold has toured and recorded with or produced for some of the world's best artists and ensembles. Such artists include Jay-Z, Beyonce, Common, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Rihanna, Gregory Porter, Andre Crouch, David Sanborn, D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Billy Harper, Robert Glasper, 50 Cent, and LL Cool J, to name a few. In particular, he is an integral part of two-time Grammy-Award winning album "Black Summer's Night" by R&B icon Maxwell with whom he has had a long collaboration having arranged, composed and produced various songs. He also has had numerous musical placements in film and TV including the upcoming Miles Davis Biopic "Miles Ahead" directed by Don Cheadle (film score by Robert Glasper) where he is featured as the trumpet sound of Don Cheadle playing Miles Davis. His next album will be released in early 2016. Keyon Harrold >> Keyon Harrold @ Facebook >> Keyon Harrold @ Twitter >> Keyon Harrold @ Instagram >>

Cedric 'Catfish' Turner - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
May 17, 2017 - New York

Cedric Turner most recent role was as Delbert Tibbs in The Exonerated where he created music for the poetry and played guitar throughout. He can be seen as the bluesman in the opening credits of the Dave Chappelle Show. He has performed in theatres in New York City and across the country. As playwright he has written numerous; participating in workshops at the Negro Ensemble Company, under playwrights Steve Carter and Leslie Lee; the Public Theatre, under Ed Bullins and Richard Wesly; and at the Frank Silvera Workshop. His play Clock Watcher's Rumor received a full production on the campus of U of L, and was a winner of the New Professional Theatre writers festival in New York. Mister Bluesman marked his third play at UoL, and received a grant for workshop from The Drama League of New York and was featured at the National Black Theatre Festival, under the New Directors/New Works program; with support from the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab. Hollow Bottom is his first novel which he just finished adapting into a stage play, while finishing up on Cracked From A Distance: a book of Facebook postings, poetry, rap, spoken word, and songs of wisdom. The title of this musical is from that and marks his second one-man show. It's also a split off from another newly finished ensemble musical piece called, For God Sake. He earned his B.A. in Theatre Arts at the University of Louisville.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Birdland
May 17, 2017 - New York

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way: "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 14th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

NYV Plus Three - featuring Ingrid Jensen, Antonio Hart, and Jay Ashby - Birdland
May 17, 2017 - New York

2017 marks New York Voices 30th Anniversary and they show no signs of slowing down. This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art. They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral/big band to the intimate trio lineup. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. They are first call from great arrangers and conductors like Don Sebesky, Michael Abene, Keith Lockhart, and Rob Fisher who all know and admire the complexity of what they do and want something out of the ordinary, something extraordinary. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before — Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer — they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come. The celebratory year opens with the release of New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne on Palmetto Records. This project is a collection of past favorites, current in-rotation tunes, and brand new arrangements. The big band charts were all written by the incomparable Michael Abene, the producer of their 1989 debut CD on GRP. The WDR — the critically acclaimed big band based in Cologne, Germany — pairs perfectly with NYV's musicality and might. They closed 2013 with the much-anticipated and ravely reviewed Holiday project, Let it Snow. The recording is chock full of holiday favorites and a few lesser known gems presented in a wide variety of settings; a cappella, big band, orchestral and trio. Darmon Meader co produced it with the great Elliot Scheiner (also the producer of NYV's studio big band CD, Sing, Sing, Sing). Jazz Times' Scott Albin wrote, "Let it Snow is one of the best jazz-related Christmas CDs in many a year." Formed by Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian, Caprice Fox, and Sara Krieger, New York Voices had their first performances in 1988. Darmon, Peter, Kim, and Caprice attended Ithaca College in NY and were part of an invitational alumni group formed to tour the European Jazz Festival circuit in the summer of '86. In 1989 they would sign their first record deal with GRP Records and release their self titled debut album, New York Voices. The group received rave notices and quickly received domestic and international recognition in the jazz world. From '89 to '94, they released four CDs on the GRP label, New York Voices, Hearts of Fire, What's Inside, and Collection. While recording for GRP, they underwent personnel changes. In 1992, Sara Krieger retired her chair, and after auditioning over 60 vocalists from all over the United States, the group found Lauren Kinhan. There was an immediate chemistry, allowing the group to make a quick transition and become the "new" New York Voices. Lauren's first musical contributions can be heard on NYV's third CD, What's Inside, released in May 1993. In early 1994, Caprice Fox left the group, forever fixing NYV as the quartet it is today. In addition to their own CDs, NYV has made many guest appearances on recordings and live performances that have earned them critical acclaim and demand in a variety of settings. You can find their performances on such CDs as the Grammy Award winning Count Basie Orchestra with New York Voices, Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG Records), the Latin Grammy Award winning Brazilian Dreams with the great Paquito D'Rivera, the contemporary classical Visions Within (Robert Lepley – EarthBeat Records), Heirs to Jobim (BMG Records), Don Sebesky's, I Remember Bill(BMG), Jim Hall's By Arrangement (Telarc), A Love Affair – the Music of Ivan Lins (TELARC), Louisiana Purchase (DRG), and many more. They have had the pleasure of performing with a number of influential jazz artists including Ray Brown, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, The Count Basie Orchestra, George Benson, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, The Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, The Metropole Orchestra, Ivan Lins, Paquito D'Rivera, Bob Dorough and many more. In early 1997 they traveled down a different road, paying tribute to Paul Simon with New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. They explored a variety of styles to express new turns on this singer/songwriter's rich songbook. All Music Guide said, "The arrangements are brighter and brassier than Simon's originals, but there's a real charm to the performances that makes it a thoroughly entertaining experience." In 2001, New York Voices released their sixth CD, Sing! Sing! Sing!. After many years of performing with the Count Basie Orchestra, the group wanted to address the great Big Band songbook and offer their own spin. With Darmon doing the lion's share of the vocal and big band arrangements, they hired the producing talents of Elliot Scheiner (Manhattan Transfer, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) to capture the music and mix it with his exquisite precision and care. As reviewed by Don Heckman of the LA Times, "The title track quickly lays down what to expect from the balance of the program: complex, interwoven vocal lines, interactive improvising and brisk ensemble accompaniment. And revivalist swing fans — both players and listeners — would do well to check out the Voices' capacity to bring a contemporary quality to classic material without sacrificing the essence of either." In the last decade, the pops symphony community has called upon them to develop various programs. The Boston Pops knocked first and commissioned a few big band style adaptations. Then a baby boomer show followed that toured extensively in 2003. Finally, the Boston Pops got the holiday program started in 2005, and the rest is history. NYV has added to all these programs over the years allowing them to dive into the gorgeous landscape of symphonic settings and build a new following of music appreciators. Janelle Gelfand of The Cincinnati Enquirer said, "The group's incomparable blend, hip delivery and great arrangements resulted in one swinging party. Their four-part harmonizing was so close, it was hard to tell where one voice ended and another began." 2007 marked the release of their seventh studio CD, A Day Like This. They went back to their roots of mixing things up; Brazilian influences, swinging trio numbers and a couple big band romps. They also included a handful of original songs from the members, which has always been a strong suit for this multi-talented ensemble. All About Jazz LA said, "a sumptuous collection of vocal harmonic heaven… the vocals are a Whitman's Sampler of various flavors and tastes, richer than a dark chocolate bon bon." NYV has traveled the globe with their elegant music, amazing audiences the world over with their impeccable voices and stunning arrangements. "Live, they're just as impressive to witness," says Mathew Lurrie of Time Out Chicago. "We dare say there may be no better way to understand the wit and wink of jazz harmony than via these Voices." Along with their extensive concert performances and recording schedules, NYV also works in the field of education, giving workshops and clinics to high school and college music students throughout the world. In 2009, they launched the New York Voices-Bowling Green State University Vocal Jazz Camp. It is a wildly successful venture that admits students from all over the world at different ages and stages in their musical lives. NYV have cultivated a philosophy of teaching over their storied career and have designed a roster of electives that students choose from while also participating in one of four jazz choirs directed by one of the New York Voices and the all camp piece directed by Greg Jasperse. It is a six-day summer intensive that is instructive while also being personal and nurture based. Individually, the four members are involved in a variety of projects including solo performances and recordings, teaching, writing and arranging. To learn more about the NYV individual members, please visit their websites

NYV Plus Three - featuring Ingrid Jensen, Antonio Hart, and Jay Ashby - Birdland
May 17, 2017 - New York

2017 marks New York Voices 30th Anniversary and they show no signs of slowing down. This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art. They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral/big band to the intimate trio lineup. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. They are first call from great arrangers and conductors like Don Sebesky, Michael Abene, Keith Lockhart, and Rob Fisher who all know and admire the complexity of what they do and want something out of the ordinary, something extraordinary. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before — Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer — they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come. The celebratory year opens with the release of New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne on Palmetto Records. This project is a collection of past favorites, current in-rotation tunes, and brand new arrangements. The big band charts were all written by the incomparable Michael Abene, the producer of their 1989 debut CD on GRP. The WDR — the critically acclaimed big band based in Cologne, Germany — pairs perfectly with NYV's musicality and might. They closed 2013 with the much-anticipated and ravely reviewed Holiday project, Let it Snow. The recording is chock full of holiday favorites and a few lesser known gems presented in a wide variety of settings; a cappella, big band, orchestral and trio. Darmon Meader co produced it with the great Elliot Scheiner (also the producer of NYV's studio big band CD, Sing, Sing, Sing). Jazz Times' Scott Albin wrote, "Let it Snow is one of the best jazz-related Christmas CDs in many a year." Formed by Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian, Caprice Fox, and Sara Krieger, New York Voices had their first performances in 1988. Darmon, Peter, Kim, and Caprice attended Ithaca College in NY and were part of an invitational alumni group formed to tour the European Jazz Festival circuit in the summer of '86. In 1989 they would sign their first record deal with GRP Records and release their self titled debut album, New York Voices. The group received rave notices and quickly received domestic and international recognition in the jazz world. From '89 to '94, they released four CDs on the GRP label, New York Voices, Hearts of Fire, What's Inside, and Collection. While recording for GRP, they underwent personnel changes. In 1992, Sara Krieger retired her chair, and after auditioning over 60 vocalists from all over the United States, the group found Lauren Kinhan. There was an immediate chemistry, allowing the group to make a quick transition and become the "new" New York Voices. Lauren's first musical contributions can be heard on NYV's third CD, What's Inside, released in May 1993. In early 1994, Caprice Fox left the group, forever fixing NYV as the quartet it is today. In addition to their own CDs, NYV has made many guest appearances on recordings and live performances that have earned them critical acclaim and demand in a variety of settings. You can find their performances on such CDs as the Grammy Award winning Count Basie Orchestra with New York Voices, Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG Records), the Latin Grammy Award winning Brazilian Dreams with the great Paquito D'Rivera, the contemporary classical Visions Within (Robert Lepley – EarthBeat Records), Heirs to Jobim (BMG Records), Don Sebesky's, I Remember Bill(BMG), Jim Hall's By Arrangement (Telarc), A Love Affair – the Music of Ivan Lins (TELARC), Louisiana Purchase (DRG), and many more. They have had the pleasure of performing with a number of influential jazz artists including Ray Brown, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, The Count Basie Orchestra, George Benson, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, The Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, The Metropole Orchestra, Ivan Lins, Paquito D'Rivera, Bob Dorough and many more. In early 1997 they traveled down a different road, paying tribute to Paul Simon with New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. They explored a variety of styles to express new turns on this singer/songwriter's rich songbook. All Music Guide said, "The arrangements are brighter and brassier than Simon's originals, but there's a real charm to the performances that makes it a thoroughly entertaining experience." In 2001, New York Voices released their sixth CD, Sing! Sing! Sing!. After many years of performing with the Count Basie Orchestra, the group wanted to address the great Big Band songbook and offer their own spin. With Darmon doing the lion's share of the vocal and big band arrangements, they hired the producing talents of Elliot Scheiner (Manhattan Transfer, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) to capture the music and mix it with his exquisite precision and care. As reviewed by Don Heckman of the LA Times, "The title track quickly lays down what to expect from the balance of the program: complex, interwoven vocal lines, interactive improvising and brisk ensemble accompaniment. And revivalist swing fans — both players and listeners — would do well to check out the Voices' capacity to bring a contemporary quality to classic material without sacrificing the essence of either." In the last decade, the pops symphony community has called upon them to develop various programs. The Boston Pops knocked first and commissioned a few big band style adaptations. Then a baby boomer show followed that toured extensively in 2003. Finally, the Boston Pops got the holiday program started in 2005, and the rest is history. NYV has added to all these programs over the years allowing them to dive into the gorgeous landscape of symphonic settings and build a new following of music appreciators. Janelle Gelfand of The Cincinnati Enquirer said, "The group's incomparable blend, hip delivery and great arrangements resulted in one swinging party. Their four-part harmonizing was so close, it was hard to tell where one voice ended and another began." 2007 marked the release of their seventh studio CD, A Day Like This. They went back to their roots of mixing things up; Brazilian influences, swinging trio numbers and a couple big band romps. They also included a handful of original songs from the members, which has always been a strong suit for this multi-talented ensemble. All About Jazz LA said, "a sumptuous collection of vocal harmonic heaven… the vocals are a Whitman's Sampler of various flavors and tastes, richer than a dark chocolate bon bon." NYV has traveled the globe with their elegant music, amazing audiences the world over with their impeccable voices and stunning arrangements. "Live, they're just as impressive to witness," says Mathew Lurrie of Time Out Chicago. "We dare say there may be no better way to understand the wit and wink of jazz harmony than via these Voices." Along with their extensive concert performances and recording schedules, NYV also works in the field of education, giving workshops and clinics to high school and college music students throughout the world. In 2009, they launched the New York Voices-Bowling Green State University Vocal Jazz Camp. It is a wildly successful venture that admits students from all over the world at different ages and stages in their musical lives. NYV have cultivated a philosophy of teaching over their storied career and have designed a roster of electives that students choose from while also participating in one of four jazz choirs directed by one of the New York Voices and the all camp piece directed by Greg Jasperse. It is a six-day summer intensive that is instructive while also being personal and nurture based. Individually, the four members are involved in a variety of projects including solo performances and recordings, teaching, writing and arranging. To learn more about the NYV individual members, please visit their websites

Lea Salonga: Encore - Feinstein's/54 Below
May 17, 2017 - New York

After a sold-out engagement last April, Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a show The New York Times called "one of the year's most satisfying cabaret shows" and Theatermania touted as "unmissable"! Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. Salonga joins us for a record-breaking run of 15 performances this spring! Salonga is a Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon. She has also starred on Broadway in Allegiance, Les Miserables and Flower Drum Song. She has voiced two singing princesses in Disney animated films (Jasmine in Aladdin and Mulan in Mulan), appeared in both the 10th and 25th Anniversary concerts of Les Miserables, and toured the globe as a concert artist and released numerous solo recordings.

Brandon Uranowitz: the Songs of William Finn - Feinstein's/54 Below
May 17, 2017 - New York

Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz returns with a special encore performance of his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut! Fresh off his acclaimed turn as Mendel in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, Uranowitz gets up close and personal with audiences while sharing songs by the one-and-only Tony Award-winning William Finn. Expect everything from In Trousers to Falsettos to A New Brain to Elegies and beyond, as Uranowitz lends his unstoppable talent to a selection of work from one of our greatest living Broadway writers. At turns hilarious and soaringly emotional, this is one evening you won't want to miss. Expect a few special guests as well! Uranowitz was Tony-nominated for originating the role of Adam Hochberg in An American In Paris. He was in the national tour of Rent and original cast of Baby It's You! His performance inFalsettos was called "warmly funny and convincingly neurotic" by the New York Times and "wholly endearing" by Entertainment Weekly.

Niall Connolly - Rockwood Music Hall
May 17, 2017 - East Village

1977. The year that punk was born. With only hours left to spare it also produced a baby boy in the suburbs of Cork, Ireland, born with his ears piqued to the murmurs and clatter around him. As he grew the soundtrack changed. Nirvana on the Walkman. Leonard Cohen on his sister's stereo. The surge of bands and songwriters emerging from the 1990's Cork music scene. Later it became snippets of eavesdropped New York conversation. Tales of woe on the radio. The sights and sounds of tours across Europe. All of it gets woven into a tapestry of words. Then melody. Harmonies added in the studio. Electricity, sincerity, and humor on the stage. At the core of every Niall Connolly song is the story, one that unfolds a layer with each listen.

PopGun presents Infinity Crush PopGun presents Infinity Crush - Baby's All Right
May 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

Emily Reo takes things slow. In 2009 she put out Minha Gatinha, an album of narcotized dream-pop that sounded like she'd been on a steady diet of Neil Young's honey slides (she also covered "On the Beach", capturing and translating the song's despair for a bedroom recording generation that spent the last three years stuck on Beach House). In the years following, the Orlando-born singer and synth manipulator's output came to a standstill as she moved from Florida to New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. Olive Juice, Reo's first official release in several years-- even though five of the album's eight songs have already been around for awhile in different form-- shows she's gone a long way musically as well. Though her vinyl debut and sophomore record still moves along at a resting heart rate, she's shed the heavy-lidded haze that swaddled these songs the first time around. Olive Juice is Reo's first album for Elestial Sounds, the Gainesville-based record label and collective behind Hundred Waters and Levek. It's the perfect platform for Reo, who also belongs to FMLY, a "DIT" (do it together) assemblage of visual artists, musicians, and other creatives. That nurturing community has always been an important part of Reo's work-- when she covered Built to Spill's "Car" at FMLY Fest last year, by the end of the song at least one audience member was cradled in another's lap, which is kind of what her music makes one feel like doing. On Minha Gatinha, that manifested itself as lo-fi murmurs suitable for times when drifting off to sleep starts to sound more appealing than being awake, like rainy afternoons or staying up late enough to watch the sun rise. That warm and fuzzy feeling doesn't come through quite as strongly on Olive Juice, whose comparatively crystal-clear production value can take some time to get used to. But the songs sound much better now that you can actually hear them. "Car" is a pretty good example, especially since the lyrics "I want specifics/ On a general idea" may as well be about Olive Juice. Like "On the Beach", Reo's 2010 version of the cover nearly drowns out her voice in reverb, and the volume is turned way up on the original's buzzing organs. With different tools at her disposal this time-- namely, a recording studio-- she sharpens the focus, leaving room for harder-hitting drums and a more coherent structure. More importantly, Reo's voice is now front and center, loaded and plaintive like Doug Martsch's and kaleidoscopic with her own echoes. Those same edits hold true for her other re-released songs: titles have been tightened ("Wind Can't Hear You" is now "Wind", "Metal on Your Skin" became "Metal", etc.), rhythms made more pronounced, and tape-deck dust swept away to reveal a palette of bright synth colors. The keyboard warbles at the beginning of "Wind" aren't unlike those at the beginning of the Postal Service's "Clark Gable," and Reo's multi-tracked vocals nod to Imogen Heap's harmonies on "Hide and Seek". A new album of mostly reissues that's not billed as a re-release might seem like cheating, but Reo has said she views Minha Gatinha as a collection of demos made while she was still learning how to write and record songs, which makes sense. Olive Juice, then, is a natural artistic progression, even more so now that her old songs fit like puzzle pieces with the new ones. Such consistent aesthetics might prove limiting as Reo writes more new material, but until she sets her sights on something grander, they're perfectly lovely.

Better Jeopardy!! - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 17, 2017 - New York

Featuring contestants: Connor Ratliff Diana Kolsky Michael Kayne Everybody agrees that Jeopardy! is the best show on television. But what if it was...better? Better Jeopardy!! takes the classic version of Jeopardy!, which already totally rocks, and adds new rules, tweaks, and surprises to make it rock even harder. Join host Noah Forman, who is younger, hotter and more Jewish than Alex Trebec, as he leads three money-grubbing contestants through a gut-busting gauntlet of tough trivia, confounding clues, and emotional soul-searching. Welcome to the XFL of Jeopardy. Better questions, better rules, no fair catches. By attending this show, you will be able to personally make Jeopardy better. "It's better than Jeopardy." "What is Better Jeopardy!!?" "Correct!" Featuring your one-woman clue crew Kristen Acimovic! Brought to you by Aleve Liquid Gels.

METALLICA WORLDWIRED TOUR - NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 17, 2017 - Uniondale

Metallica, fresh off a show-stopping performance with Lady Gaga at the 2017 Grammy Awards, have announced their WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of their new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The tour will be making a stop at NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on Wednesday, May 17. The WorldWired 2017 tour kicks off on May 10th in Baltimore, MD and will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy® Award-winning band's first proper North American tour since 2009. Volbeat will be the main support act at the show at NYCB LIVE.

Monsters Exist AzN PoP!: Live in Concert! - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 17, 2017 - New York

Monsters Exist: The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Secret Society of Cryptozoologists You are hereby formally invited to join your esteemed colleagues as an honored attendee at this year's SSoC Meeting. We, the world's foremost cryptozoologists, monster hunters, and friends of freaky fauna, will convene at our top-secret headquarters under a grocery store to unveil the year's most fascinating and grotesque new beastly discoveries. **A reminder that the existence of this meeting is extremely secret. Bring your friends, but DON'T TELL ANYONE.**

Joe List, Bonnie Mcfarlane, Pete Lee, Ari Shaffir, Derek Gaines, Gibran Saleem, and More! - The Stand NYC Comedy Club
May 17, 2017 - New York

This event is 16 and over Joe List began his comedy career in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000 just weeks after graduating from high school. Since that time List has been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, FoxNews Red Eye, The Artie Lange Show, as well as AXSTV's Gotham Comedy Live. List has also twice been featured at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal as well as the Vancouver Comedy Festival and Oslo Comedy Festival. His album So Far No Good can be heard regularly on Sirius Radio. List is also the co-host of his own popular weekly podcast Tuesdays with Stories as well as being a regular on Robert Kelly's You Know What Dude podcast. In June of 2014, List made his network television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman and was seen on Comedy Central's Half Hour in 2015. Bonnie McFarlane hails from Northern Canada but is still always cold. A national headlining comedian, McFarlane's radio and television credits includes an HBO special, two comedy central specials, three Letterman appearances, a Tonight Show appearance, The Howard Stern Show and a regular on the Opie and Anthony/Jimmy radio show. Bonnie regularly appears as a guest on Fox's Redeye and is a regular cast panelist on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show starring Larry Willmore. Bonnie is also a cast member on the current season of Tru TV's, How To Be A Grown Up. Bonnie has acted in numerous television shows and can be seen in the newly acclaimed web series "Cop Show" starring Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld. She most recently made an award winning comedy documentary feature about funny women called Women Aren't Funny starring Joan Rivers, Rosie O'Donnell, Sarah Silverman and Maria Bamford. It's available on iTunes and Netfix. The HuffingtonPost listed McFarlane as the number one funniest female you should know. Marie Claire Magazine said she is one of the 50 Funniest Women Right Now. Paste Magazine chose the podcast she does with her husband, Rich Vos as one of the Top Ten best comedy podcasts today. It's called My Wife Hates Me. McFarlane also co-hosts a national radio show on Sirius XM with her husband based on the podcast. Bonnie has written a book for Harper Collins that will be coming out February 23 2016 called: You're Better Than Me. Her comedy has been described as sly, inventive and edgy. Huffpo referred to her crowd work as "the best in the biz."She is active on social media and was singled out by several online publications as one of the top people you should be following on Twitter. Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that's because it's impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Pete was raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, which is probably why he pursued a career in entertainment. In 2005, Pete flew to New York to make his television debut on Comedy Central's Premium Blend. That same night, he met his future wife, and she made him move to Manhattan. Soon after moving to NYC, he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer. In 2008 Pete made his network television debut performing on NBC's Last Comic Standing finishing as a semi-finalist. That same year, he made his television acting debut on the CBS Soap Opera As The World Turns, lasting two episodes! At the end of 2008 he then shot his own Comedy Central half Hour Special, which earned him a "cult" following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform over the next four years at 500 colleges across the country. In 2010 Pete began producing and editing his own shows for the Internet which led to getting his own web show on MSN.com called New York Minute:30. His web shows attracted the attention of television talent scouts and in 2012 he was hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV's Video on Trial and the NFL Network's Top 10's. In 2013, Pete was hired as a cast member on VH1's Best Week Ever, which debuted in January. If you haven't heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people. Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a "gifted comic unyielding in his art," becoming "a real force to be reckoned with" (LA Weekly). Ari's second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari's weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central. In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes "to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes." The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week. Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central's Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.

Bonnie Mcfarlane, Joe List, Mark Normand, Joe Bartnick, Ari Shaffir, Aaron Berg, and More! - The Stand NYC Comedy Club
May 17, 2017 - New York

This event is 16 and over Bonnie McFarlane hails from Northern Canada but is still always cold. A national headlining comedian, McFarlane's radio and television credits includes an HBO special, two comedy central specials, three Letterman appearances, a Tonight Show appearance, The Howard Stern Show and a regular on the Opie and Anthony/Jimmy radio show. Bonnie regularly appears as a guest on Fox's Redeye and is a regular cast panelist on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show starring Larry Willmore. Bonnie is also a cast member on the current season of Tru TV's, How To Be A Grown Up. Bonnie has acted in numerous television shows and can be seen in the newly acclaimed web series "Cop Show" starring Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld. She most recently made an award winning comedy documentary feature about funny women called Women Aren't Funny starring Joan Rivers, Rosie O'Donnell, Sarah Silverman and Maria Bamford. It's available on iTunes and Netfix. The HuffingtonPost listed McFarlane as the number one funniest female you should know. Marie Claire Magazine said she is one of the 50 Funniest Women Right Now. Paste Magazine chose the podcast she does with her husband, Rich Vos as one of the Top Ten best comedy podcasts today. It's called My Wife Hates Me. McFarlane also co-hosts a national radio show on Sirius XM with her husband based on the podcast. Bonnie has written a book for Harper Collins that will be coming out February 23 2016 called: You're Better Than Me. Her comedy has been described as sly, inventive and edgy. Huffpo referred to her crowd work as "the best in the biz."She is active on social media and was singled out by several online publications as one of the top people you should be following on Twitter. Joe List began his comedy career in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000 just weeks after graduating from high school. Since that time List has been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, FoxNews Red Eye, The Artie Lange Show, as well as AXSTV's Gotham Comedy Live. List has also twice been featured at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal as well as the Vancouver Comedy Festival and Oslo Comedy Festival. His album So Far No Good can be heard regularly on Sirius Radio. List is also the co-host of his own popular weekly podcast Tuesdays with Stories as well as being a regular on Robert Kelly's You Know What Dude podcast. In June of 2014, List made his network television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman and was seen on Comedy Central's Half Hour in 2015. Mark Normand is known for his "relentlessly punchy writing and expert delivery" (The Laugh Button)that has made him an internationally known touring comedian. 2016 has included multiple appearances on Louis CK's HORACE AND PETE, and an upcoming appearance on Seeso's "WHAT'S YOUR F@%king Deal?!" and return appearances on Comedy Central's INSIDE AMY SCHUMER and TBS's CONAN. Previously television stops including a Comedy Central HALF HOUR special, Showtime's SXSW COMEDY WITH W KAMAU BELL, MTV Other's INSIDE JOKE, the TruTV series WORLD'S DUMBEST and HOW TO BE A GROWNUP, Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT, and NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING. Mark also won Caroline's March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians, and released an album with Comedy Central records titled "Still Got It". This is a shocker for all of us but he was also voted Village Voice's "Best Comedian of 2013", I know right? Mark was born and raised in New Orleans, LA surprisingly to two normal parents. As a kid he spent most of his time shooting short films and wetting the bed. Mark started doing comedy right after college and quickly moved to New York. Mark now does comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has been involved in many festivals including Portland, Seattle, DC, Boston, and was featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Mark will be performing at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival in 2016. Mark is a constand podcast guest, appears often on Sirius XM radio, and when home in New York Mark runs two comedy shows and two podcasts. His podcast "Tuesdays with Stories!" with co-host Joe List, also tours. More annoying accolades: Mark was named one of Comedy Central's Comics To Watch for the 2011 New York Comedy Festival. Mark was also named to Esquire's "Best New Comedians 2012", Splitsider's "Top 10 Up and Coming Comedians on Each Coast", and Time Out New York's "21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins". Mark still lives in New York City. Joe Bartnick was born in Pittsburgh where he learned his love of eating, drinking and sports. He started doing stand up comedy in San Francisco in the late 90's. Joe progressed from playing coffee shops , bars and Laundromats to being a regular a the World Famous Punchine. From there Joe has performed all over North America in such prestigious places as the Warfield, the Wiltern, Heinz Hall and the Chicago Theater. Joe did a closing set on AXS Tv's Live from Gotham. Joe has written the best selling eBook You Might Be a Douchebag and on several television shows including the ESPY's and the NFL on Fox. His hockey column can be seen on PunchDrunk.com and 2minute minor.com Joe can be heard talking hockey on the Sideshow Network's Puck Off all year round and on WDVE during the season. He talks everything else on All Thing's Comedy's Insensitivity Training. Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a "gifted comic unyielding in his art," becoming "a real force to be reckoned with" (LA Weekly). Ari's second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari's weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central. In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes "to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes." The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week. Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central's Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. For more information go to www.AriShaffir.com Follow Ari on Twitter - @AriShaffir Aaron now makes his home in New York City where he works most of the top comedy clubs. Aaron just wrapped 13 episodes as Floyd in the groundbreaking new TV series 24 HOUR RENTAL which will be airing on Superchannel in 2013. He has appeared at the Boston Comedy Festival, the New York Comedy Festival, and performed a nationally televised gala set for the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. His first solo show, The Underbelly Diaries ran off-Broadway at Theatre Row in NYC where it was chosen as "one of three shows you can't afford to miss" in the New York Daily News. The show has been adapted as a feature film and is being produced by Timshel Pictures. Aaron also recently appeared off-Broadway in Jeremy Levy's one act play 21 DAYS and is a subject in the upcoming documentary A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE about 6 Canadian Comedians who travelled to Israel to perform to diverse audiences. He will also be featured in Alan Zweig's new film WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY. Additional recent Televison guest appearances include KING, Breakout Kings and Murdoch Mysteries. He has also been heard on CBC's The Debaters.

William Finnegan Reads Elena Ferrante - Istituto Italiano di Cultura New York
May 17, 2017 - New York

On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of Salone del Libro di Torino/Turin International Book Fair journalist and writer William Finnegan will read and comment selected texts by Elena Ferrante. William Finnegan has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1984 and a staff writer since 1987. Reporting from Africa, Central America, South America, Europe, the Balkans, and Australia, as well as from the United States, he has twice received the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism and twice been a National Magazine Award finalist. His article "Deep East Texas" won the 1994 Edward M. Brecher Award for Achievement in the Field of Media; his article "The Unwanted" the Sidney Hillman Prize for Magazine Reporting. His report from Sudan, "The Invisible War," won a Citation for Excellence from the Overseas Press Club, and he received the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for "Leasing the Rain." His article "The Countertraffickers" won the Overseas Press Club's Madeline Dane Ross Award for International Reporting, and his report from Mexico, "Silver or Lead," won the Overseas Press Club's Robert Spiers Benjamin Award. Finnegan is the author of five books: "Crossing the Line," which was selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best nonfiction books of the year; "Dateline Soweto"; "A Complicated War"; "Cold New World: Growing Up in a Harder Country," which was a finalist for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism; and "Barbarian Days," which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2016.

Baby Copperhead (Record Release Show) - Littlefield
May 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over $8 in ADVANCE / $10 at the DOOR Baby Copperhead (Record Release Show) - (Set time: 10:00 PM) Baby Copperhead (Record Release Show) Benjamin Brian Lee AKA Baby Copperhead is a New York City-based banjo player, guitarist, and composer. While building on his "otherworldly" folk roots, Lee explores a broken dissonant America, gathering repressed elements from our cultural past — the banjo's African origins, polyphonic borrowings from 16th century European sacred music, avant-garde improvisations — combined with modern electronics, samplers, and handmade circuit-bent instruments. Baby Copperhead's collaborations include works with Eugene Chadbourne, Michelle Dorrance, Ed Askew, and Room 21 with Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture), a project that demonstrates Baby Copperhead's ongoing interest in exploring the nexus of European classical, North African, and Central American traditions through the prism of folk music and pop culture. His other projects are The Zolephants, a protoplasmic punk/surf/spaghetti-western instrumental electric trio; and Baby Copperhead with strings, featuring Tom Swafford on violin, Jessica Pavone on viola, and Brent Arnold on cello. He has toured throughout Europe, Asia, and North America, and continues to perform consistently in the New York City area. Zachary Cale is a NYC based songwriter/musician originally hailing from the small town of Enon, Louisiana. His music ranges from lyrically driven balladry over American Primitive inspired guitar playing to Cosmic Country music and cerebral Folk Rock. For the past decade Cale has been releasing records under his own name via a number of labels including his own imprint All Hands Electric. His latest album Duskland was released in 2015 on No Quarter to critical acclaim. On stage Cale performs both solo and with an full electric band. In concert his melodically complex guitar playing has been compared to Neil Young and Bert Jansch with nods to pre-war Piedmont and Ragtime players such as Blind Willie McTell and Mississippi John Hurt. In a full band setting Cale has been known to strap on an electric, adopting a style and delivery that flies closer to country-tinged rock songwriters such as Alex Chilton, Ray Davies and Tom Petty. The intensity of his solo sets hold crowds spellbound, while the electric band sets veer into a mild psychedelia that's equally captivating. Shione Yukawa was born in Tokyo, 1983. She joined the "Little Singers of Tokyo" and started singing while in primary school, allowing her to experience many performances abroad. Her first solo performance at the Pop Field in 2001 created a huge buzz, and her voice became widely recognized over night. Shione returned to Tokyo after studying in Ireland, and began composing her own songs and started her career as a professional musician. From then, she has continued to create a unique musical world, weaving together her influences from classic and traditional music with beautiful rhythmical lyrics.

HERE/NOW No. 10 - David H Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
May 17, 2017 - Upper West SIde

If you missed their fall and winter debuts, this program provides encores of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's and Pontus Lidberg's world premieres, coupled with two acclaimed works, Peter Martins' thrilling Fearful Symmetries and Kim Brandstrup's noir-style Jeux.

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
May 17, 2017 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

The Female Gaze - UCB Theater - Chelsea
May 17, 2017 - New York

The Female Gaze is a super-sized parody of The View, The Talk, The Chew, and The Real. Like its source material, The Female Gaze will unite a diverse group of women to yell at each other in public. Most shows are content with four or five co-hosts, but The Female Gaze doesn't feel that's enough people yelling. The Female Gaze has over a dozen co-hosts and each has an important opinion that must be heard on all the day's top news stories and pop culture events, even if they know nothing about them. Especially if they know nothing about them! Created by Caitlin Bitzegaio, Nayomi Reghay, and Janie Stolar

Way Past Your Bedtime - UCB Theater - Chelsea
May 17, 2017 - New York

LOGAN is 7 years old and hosts a late night talk show in his bedroom when he's supposed to be asleep. The monster in his closet is his warm-up comic, furious because he knows he's imaginary! His sidekick, BUNNY, is a stuffed animal terrified at the thought of meeting another rabbit, and his house band is motley crew of action figures & misfit toys. There will be music & fun, REAL GUESTS and genuine conversation until Logan eventually gets too tired and falls asleep, probably.

Kate Boyd, Piano - Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
May 17, 2017 - New York

American pianist Kate Boyd has performed solo recitals at Schubert's birth house in Vienna, National Concert Hall in Dublin, Musikhalle Hamburg, and additional venues. Her teachers included Gilbert Kalish, Arbo Valdma, and Arie Vardi. An educator and performer of new music, Ms. Boyd is on the faculty of Butler University and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee - Pete's Candy Store
May 17, 2017 - New York

Repeats: Weekly on Wednesday, forever NYC's finest trivia beckons. Got the brains? Bring your friends and wrack your noodles with six rounds of clever, fun, HARD trivia. The most experienced trivia hosts in the city will test your mental mettle in areas of General Knowledge, Music, Top Tens, and Visual Identification. First Prize is a $75 bar tab, Second Prize is a $40 bar tab and Third Prize is a $15 bar tab. But the real prize (besides bragging rights for those who place, and a berth in the twice yearly finals) is the time honored social scene of the Quizz-Off crowd. Give it a try smart guy! And come early for a good table.

Mets vs. D-backs - Citi Field
May 17, 2017 - Flushing

chase field

Vickie Phillips - Don't Tell Mama
May 17, 2017 - New York

Vickie Phillips 2 Time Bistro Award Winner and MAC Nominee Singer Gerry Dieffenbach at the piano $15.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating from 6:30pm Approximate running time: 65 minutes

Yankees vs. Royals - Yankee Stadium
May 17, 2017 - Bronx

Blair & Company Nyc Album Release Concert - Drom
May 17, 2017 - New York

Performing tonight are Dreamt, Blair & Company and The Gold Magnolias. Tonight Blair & Company celebrates the release of their first mini-album, "Good Vibrations." Anchored by interlocking electric guitars and rock-solid grooves, and topped off with soaring vocals and two horns, Blair & Company combines rock, funk, and a healthy dose of improvisation to create fresh music for both your head and your feet. Comprised of working musicians in New York and Boston, members of Blair & Company have performed with Grace Potter, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, FUN, in Broadway pit orchestras, and in countless other local, regional and national acts. Dreamt is a band based in Brooklyn, NY. It is a new, exciting, collaborative sound that combines deep grooves, vivacious horns, and soulful songwriting. Dreamt began as the solo songwriting venture of Aidan Boardman in the Fall of 2011. Though the faces and instruments have changed and evolved, the members of Dreamt stay committed to playing positive, pensive, and provoking music as they explore and add new sounds to the realm of indie music. The Gold Magnolias: Magnolium Aurum: A very rare species of gilded flora native to the U.S. South, but found lately amongst the evergreens and seldom-greens of New York City. Born in a hot house in Brooklyn by the name of Soul II Soul, one particular specimen has blossomed and spread it's funky aroma throughout the entire United States. Blair & Company: blairandcompanyband.com facebook.com/blairandcompanyband Gold Magnolias: thegoldmagnolias.com facebook.com/thegoldmagnolias Dreamt: dreamt.xyz facebook.com/dreamtmusic https://vimeo.com/92345585

MC: Wil Sylvince Founder & Producer NBC's Short Cuts Festival - The Village Underground
May 17, 2017 - New York

MC for This Show: Wil Sylvince Founder & Producer NBC's Short Cuts Festival, Comedy Central's "Stand up Revelation", Showtime's "the Big Black Comedy Show", Damon Wayens: the Underground, and Writer on the Chappelle Show. Brian Scott Mcfadden from the David Letterman Show and Comedy Central. Lynne Koplitz from Joan & Melissa Rivers' Reality Show: "Joan Knows Best?", the IFC Channel "Z Rock", Host of WB's "Life & Style", and Host "Change of Heart". Nimesh Patel writer: Oscars, Comedy Central "Comic to Watch". Joe Machi Last Comic Standing Finalist, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Red Eye on Fox News. Nick Griffin, 11 Appearances on "Late Show with David Letterman" ,"Late Show with Stephen Colbert", Comedy Central Presents "the Half Hour Comedy Special". Greer Barnes from HBO's "Crashing", the "Dave Chappelle Show", "Tough Crowd", "for Love of the Game", and "the David Letterman Show".

Getting It Right from the Start: Creating Great Landscapes: 2017 Gardening Lecture Series - CCE-Rockland Education Center & Office
May 17, 2017 - Stony Point

With all the best of intentions, anyone trying to plant trees or create a landscape in Rockland needs to have a firm understanding of environmental resources that allow trees to grow to their envisioned ultimate size. Most of the places we live in, whether rural, suburban or urban have been significantly impacted by human activities, whether it is by building a house, creating roads, or laying pavement for a sidewalk or parking lot. These alterations are unquestionably more numerous in an inner-city area than a rural village, yet they are fundamentally the same impact. Discuss an approach which includes best plant selection and soil preparation practices that will guide you in creating terrific landscapes. Speaker: Dr. Nina Bassuk Dr. Bassuk is a professor and program leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University. She also sits on the board of the New York State Urban Forestry Council. This program is presented by the Master Gardner Volunteers of Rockland County and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County.

Wondershow Feat. Special Guest Aparna Nancherla - Cutting Room
May 17, 2017 - New York

WONDERSHOW: feat. Special Guest Aparna Nancherla World-class entertainers join forces for a night of magic, mystery and more! Praised by Time Out New York as "Professional Mindfuckery By The Best Performers in the Business, " WONDERSHOW returns to the legendary Cutting Room on Wednesday May 17th with acclaimed mind-reader, JON STETSON, who inspired the hit CBS TV show, The Mentalist. Additionally, the evening will include elegant sleight of hand from ALEXANDER BOYCE as well as hilarious comedy from Toronto's "cabbage catch kid" MIKE WOOD. Plus a special appearance from stand-up APARNA NANCHERLA recently seen on Comedy Central, Conan, and HBO's Crashing. Like nothing you expect and everything you imagine, this modern vaudeville experience continues to be New York's best destination for all things astounding and confounding. For videos and more info visit: wondershownyc.com "New York's most perfect date night" -Broadway World "5 out of 5 stars" -AXS

Scarborough Fair / Cellophane Flowers - Bitter End
May 17, 2017 - New York

Barrett Zinn (DCM) Brett Castro

Gowanus Music Club Present Philth and The Stuff - Bitter End
May 17, 2017 - New York

With Special Guest The Greasy Keys ($15) ----plus---- Sirsy ($10) Melia Maccarone ($7) Purple Planet

NY Guitar - Bitter End
May 17, 2017 - New York

Ed Russell - Bitter End
May 17, 2017 - New York

Team Rowland - Gramercy Theatre
May 17, 2017 - New York

GA Standing and Seating available. **Will Call tickets cannot be picked up before the doors open on the night of the show** Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. Just a few blocks from Madison Square Park, Gramercy Theatre's intimate live experience remains unmatched by any other Manhattan venue. Get up close and personal with the performers in the general admission section, or enjoy a full view of the unforgettable environment in our authentic theatre seating. Grab a cold drink from one of the many bars located in the venue, including the downstairs lounge. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Gramercy Theatre, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways

Andy Shauf Julia Jacklin - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

Andy Shauf is a storyteller, a singer of heartbreak and regrets, isolation and loneliness, reflecting his prairie surroundings in Regina, Canada. Meticulously written over four years, Shauf's The Bearer of Bad News is a warm and welcoming album, bathed in weathered piano, dampened drums, softly-strummed guitars and clarinet, which lends its unique timbre to frequently brighten – or hauntingly underscore – the songs' darker undercurrents. Fans of Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and Harry Nilsson, take note. Julia Jacklin Links Julia Jacklin Julia Jacklin thought she'd be a social worker. Growing up in the Blue Mountains to a family of teachers, Jacklin discovered an avenue to art at the age of 10, thanks to an unlikely source: Britney Spears. Jacklin chanced upon a documentary about the pop star while on family holiday. "By the time Britney was 12 she'd achieved a lot," says Jacklin."I remember thinking, 'Shit, what have I done with my life? I haven't achieved anything.' So I was like, 'Mum, as soon as we get home from this holiday I need to go to singing lessons.' Classical singing lessons were the only kind in the area, but Jacklin took to it. Voice control was crucial, and Jacklin flourished. But the lack of expression had the teen seeking substance, and she wound up in a high school band, "wearing surf clothing and doing a lot of high jumps" singing Avril Lavigne and Evanescence covers. It wasn't much but she was hooked. Jacklin's second epiphany came after high school. Travelling in South America she reconnected with high school friend and future foil Liz Hughes. The two returned home to the Blue Mountains and started a band, bonding over a love of indie-Appalachian folk trio Mountain Man and the songs Hughes was writing. "I would just sing," says Jacklin. "But as I got my confidence I started playing guitar and writing songs. I wouldn't be doing music now if it wasn't for Liz or that band. I never knew it was something I could do. " Inspired, Jacklin began educating herself. From Fiona Apple she learned to be bold with words; from Anna Calvi, the cut and presence of electric guitar; and from Angel Olsen, that interpretation triumphs over technique. Now living in a garage in Glebe and working a day job on a factory production line making essential oils, the 25-year old found time to hone her craft – to examine her turns of phrase, to observe the stretching of her friendship circles, to wonder who she was and who she might become. That document is Jacklin's masterful debut album, Don't Let The Kids Win – an intimate examination of a life still being lived. Recorded at New Zealand's Sitting Room studios with Ben Edwards (Marlon Williams, Aldous Harding, Nadia Reid), Don't Let The Kids Win courses with the aching current of alt-country and indie-folk, augmented by Jacklin's undeniable calling cards: her rich, distinctive voice, and her playful, observational wit. You can hear it in opener 'Pool Party', a gorgeous lilt bristling with Jacklin's tale of substance abuse by the pool; in the sparse, 'Elizabeth', wrestling with both devotion and admonishment of a friend; in detailing the slow-motion banality of a relationship breakdown in the woozy 'L.A Dreams'; and in her resolve to accept the passing of time on the snappy fuzz of 'Coming Of Age'. The album hums with peripheral insights, minute in their moments but together proving an urge to stay curious. "I thought it was going to be a heartbreak record," says Jacklin of Don't Let The Kids Win. "But in hindsight I see it's about hitting 24 and thinking, 'What the fuck am I doing?' I was feeling very nostalgic for my youth. When I was growing up I was so ambitious: I'm going to be this amazing social worker, save the world, a great musician, fit, an amazing writer. Then you get to mid-20s and you realise you have to focus on one thing. Even if it doesn't pay-off, or you feel embarrassed at family occasions because you're the poor musician still, that's the decision I made." In person Jacklin is funny, wry, quick to crack a joke. It makes the blunt honesty and prickly insight laced through her songwriting disarming, a dissonance she delights in. "Especially coming from my family," says Jacklin. "They don't talk about feelings at all. I love writing songs about them and watching them listen and squirm. To me that's great. I enjoy it." The title track was the last song Jacklin wrote for the album. "My sister's getting married soon," she says of the closer. "And it hit me – we used to be two young girls and now that part of our lives is over. Seeing her talking about wanting to have a baby and…it's like, man I can't believe we're already here." Don't mistake this awareness for nostalgia. "It's not that I want to go back to that time at all," says Jacklin. "It's trying to figure out how to be responsible when you don't identify with who you were anymore." "All my friends at this age are freaking out. Everyone's constantly talking about being old. "Don't Let The Kids Win" is saying yeah we're getting older but it's not so special. It's not unique. Everyone has dealt with this and it's going to keep feeling weird. So I'm freaking out about it too but that song is trying to convince myself: let's live now and just be old when we're old."

Comedy Story Tellers - The Fat Black Pussycat
May 17, 2017 - New York

MC for this show: Dc Benny from ABC's "the Unusuals", the Movie "Illegal Tender", "Last Comic Standing", and Comedy Central. Ben Bailey Star and Emmy Winner of "Cash Cab", "Law & Order", the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, the Tonight Show.

Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro - Jazz Standard
Through May 17, 2017 - New York

Over two nights and four sets, charismatic clarinetist Anat Cohen and her Trio Brasileiro cohorts will be celebrating the release of her new recording, Rosa Dos Ventos, on Anzic Records. The clarinetist says: "Playing with Trio Brasileiro – three of the most sensitive, inventive musicians I know, along with being sweet guys – is such a joy for me. And I think you can hear that joy in the music we make together." Rosa Dos Ventos ("Wind Rose," or weathervane) continues Anat's kindred-spirit collaboration with Trio Brasileiro, with the album's title hinting at the way fresh inspirations pass into their music like a breeze. They previously paired up for the 2015 Anzic album Alegria da Casa. In the liner essay to that first album, Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto wrote about how the sound of these musicians playing together transports him not to a concert hall but "to a happy gathering of friends in botequim, or corner bar in a small Brazilian town, where the music flows spontaneously and everyone takes part in the roda, or circle of musicians." Commenting on a 2016 performance by Anat Cohen and Trio Brasileiro, veteran critic Don Heckman described "a stunning display of Brazilian choro and samba music…All of the tunes stood on their own (many were original compositions), contrasting beautifully composed segments against the guitar and mandolin improvisation of Dudu Maia with Anat Cohen's high–flying clarinet solos…At their best, the players illuminated the deep, creative comparisons between choro and jazz." Anat Cohen – clarinet Dudu Maia – bandolim Douglas Lora – seven–string guitar Alexandre Lora – pandeiro & percussion

Chilewich Mother's Day Promotion - Chilewich
Through May 17, 2017 - New York

Bring your mom, step mom, mother in law, grandma, or great grandma and receive a free Mother's Day gift with any purchase from Chilewich, the modern and innovative textile brand. Promotion valid May 11-17, 2017, while supplies last.

Frank Bell Live Music at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
May 17, 2017 - New York

Originally a classically-trained cellist, Frank Bell expanded his instrumental arsenal as a way to further express himself as an artist. He turned his focus inwards, stripping down his sound and rediscovering the foundation of his passion: connecting with people through song. In 2010 Frank was named the HATCH GROUNDBREAKING Musician and made appearances on MTV, at the Sundance Film Festival, a Times Square NYE Concert, IdeaJam moderated by Ashton Kutcher, and sold-out shows in Europe. In March 2014, Frank was named the official Music Brand Ambassador for Skype which led to his participation on a TED 2014 panel with fellow artists Amanda Palmer and Imogen Heap. Spending extended periods of time in NYC, Boston and at sea, Frank has been hard at work listening, building relationships and refining his voice to speak to an increasingly diverse and disparate community. Always a heartfelt, insightful lyricist, his next big challenge is finding the words to match the world we live in today. Witness Frank bring together all walks of life through music at Arlo SoHo alongside a different featured guest artist every week! See you there! Wednesday Evenings at Arlo Liquor Bar

Getaway Day - Grand Central Terminal
May 17, 2017 - New York

Get Ready for Summer at Metro-North’s Getaway Day at Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Event to Feature Regional Travel Deals and Raffle Prizes Whether you’re planning a spring escape or looking ahead to a summer excursion, come explore places to go and things to do that are just an easy train ride away at MTA Metro-North Railroad’s annual Staycation Showcase. It’s happening on Wednesday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. This free event will highlight a wide range of special discount rail packages to more than 30 attractions, destinations and cultural venues around New York City, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

Melissa Stylianou - 55 Bar
May 17, 2017 - New York

Nicole Borger - Zinc Bar
May 17, 2017 - New York

Sheriff Bob's freewheelin' country blues jam - Zinc Bar
May 17, 2017 - New York

How I Made It...My Way - Industry City
May 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

RSVP required to: beoriginal@bdeonline.biz

Judimarie Canterino Quartet - Jazz at Kitano
May 17, 2017 - New York

"Remembering The Half Note" Judimarie Canterino - Vocals Conal Fowkes - Piano Steve Lamattina - Guitar Jerry Bruno - Bass $17 Cover + $20 Minimum

Shamanic healing - Rubin Museum
May 17, 2017 - New York

Shamanic healing is making an astonishing comeback in the modern, technology-driven, and consumerist world. Millions of people have felt a calling to integrate both ancient and modern healing systems into a new model of healthcare. But what makes shamanic healing so powerful? Why have indigenous healers kept it alive for thousands of years? Following a reading from Shamanic Healing: Traditional Medicine for the Modern World, contemporary shaman and author Itzhak Beery will discuss the importance of shamanic practices in resolving our twenty-first-century emotional and physical problems and its potential impact on the future of humanity.

Holly Macve - Rough Trade NYC
May 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

A heavenly voice couched in spellbinding country & western ballads, with a devastating emotional delivery: Holly Macve is a fantastic addition to the Bella Union family, and her album Golden Eagle is one of the most remarkably assured debuts of this or any other year, especially given she's though only 21 years old.

Holly Macve - Rough Trade NYC
May 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

A heavenly voice couched in spellbinding country & western ballads, with a devastating emotional delivery: Holly Macve is a fantastic addition to the Bella Union family, and her album Golden Eagle is one of the most remarkably assured debuts of this or any other year, especially given she's though only 21 years old.

Kgb: Fantastic Fiction - KGB Bar
May 17, 2017 - New York

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present: E.C. Myers was assembled in the U.S. from Korean and German parts and raised by a single mother and a public library in Yonkers, New York. He has published four novels, and short stories in various magazines and anthologies, including Space & Time Magazine, Hidden Youth: Speculative Stories of Marginalized Children, and Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy. His first novel, Fair Coin, won the 2012 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult SF and Fantasy, and YALSA selected The Silence of Six as one of its "Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers" in 2016. His next book will be DoubleThink, a collection of stories related to The Silence of Six from and he continues to write for ReMade, a science fiction series from Serial Box Publishing. Sam J. Miller's short stories have appeared in publications such as Asimov's, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed, along with multiple "year's best" anthologies. His debut novel The Art of Starving, forthcoming from HarperTeen, was called "Funny, haunting, beautiful, relentless and powerful… a classic in the making" by Book Riot. His second novel, The Breaks, will be published by Ecco Press in 2018. He graduated from the Clarion UCSD Science Fiction & Fantasy Workshop in 2012. A finalist for multiple Nebula Awards along with the World Fantasy and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards, he won the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award for his short story "57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides."

Andres Calamaro - Irving Plaza
May 17, 2017 - New York

Show Info: ANDRES CALAMARO Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticket GA standing room & VIP options available. VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. 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. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! Click here to sign up! Follow us on our socials! Facebook: /IrvingPlaza Twitter: @IrvingPlaza Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Snapchat: IrvingPlazaNYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Now @ The Mockingbird: Tuesday May 16th, 2017 ed. - The Mockingbird
Through May 17, 2017 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday May 16th, 2017 ed. Todd Montesi & Richard James present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG! guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials! ($2 Tecates & Tacos Tuesdays!!) So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Now @ The Mockingbird Lounge Presented by Todd Montesi & Richard James TUESDAYS @ The Mockingbird: 25 Ave B (Off of E. 2nd st & Ave B) Showtime: 8:30PM No Cover, 1 Drink Min. ($2 Tecates & Taco Tuesdays!!) For info/reservations: 646-882-0593 Via subway: F train to 2nd ave. This Week’s Guests: (Tuesday May 16th, 2017 ed.): Mr. Left Field Rob Cantrell! Mr. Get Down Nigel Fullerton! Ms. Bean Town Bad Ass Stacy Kendro! Mr. Cautious Ben Asher! Ms. Vogue Chrissie Mayr! Ms. Wolf of Wall Street Tracie Jayne! Mr. Cash Money Faisal Alam! Mr. Asheville Taylor Rogers! Mr. New Wave Stephon Bishop! Captain Planet Courtney Hill! Hosted By Ya Boi Todd Montesi! W/ Our Official Hype-Man/DJ Cactus Black himself Richard James!!! #UGIT http://www.youtube.com/MONTIKILLAVISION http://ugcomedyshow.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/UGCOMEDYSHOW

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard! - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 17, 2017 - New York

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me Another.

Metropolitan Opera - Don Quixote
May 18, 2017 - New York

The knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming “amour” in Cervantes’s sweeping tale of romance and chivalry. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks.

Brooklyn Historical Society Grand Opening - Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO
May 18, 2017 - DUMBO

Located in Empire Stores directly on Brooklyn Bridge Park near Jane's Carousel, Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO is an exciting new museum that highlights the amazing history and beauty of the Brooklyn waterfront. The museum is open Monday-Sunday from 11am-7pm and family programs are planned for Fall 2017.

Jerry Seinfeld 2017 - Beacon Theatre
May 18, 2017 - Upper West Side

Due to popular demand following his successful 2016 sold-out run, legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld has added 20 performances between January and October 2017 to his Beacon Theatre residency entitled, “Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand.” The 2017 dates are as follows: Thursday, January 5; Thursday, February 9; Thursday, March 16; Thursday, April 13; Thursday, May 18; Thursday, June 8; Thursday, July 13; Thursday, July 27; Friday, September 22 and Thursday, October 5 with performances at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on all 10 nights. "I had a feeling this was going to happen. I have enjoyed doing shows at The Beacon so much it has become a bit of an obsession and I can't stop," said Jerry Seinfeld. “We are so thrilled to welcome Jerry back for the second year of his wildly successful residency at the Beacon Theatre. His distinctive style of comedy and sense of humor continues to delight and entertain us all,” said Doc O’Connor, president and chief executive officer, The Madison Square Garden Company. “Like The Beacon, Jerry is a true icon of the city and ‘Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand’ is a uniquely New York event that can only be seen at one of the most historic and special venues in NYC.”

Clay Art Center Spring Youth Classes 2017 - Clay Art Center
Through May 18, 2017 - Port Chester

Spin It! Spring 2017 Youth Classes start March 26 at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester and run for 6 weeks. Build your inner artist while creating picture perfect pottery. Work with clay to develop creative problem solving skills and building confidence while making new friends and having fun. Time Machine (Ages 6 – 9) Sundays 10:30 – 12PM, Tween Wheel (Ages 10-12) Thursdays 4 – 6PM and Sundays 3:30 – 5:30PM. Teen Wheel (Ages 12 & up) Sundays 12:30 – 2:30PM. For inquiries call 914-937-2047.

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors - Irving Plaza
May 18, 2017 - New York

Music has always had a medicinal quality to me, and that's why I started writing songs and touring in the first place. I first needed the medicine when I was seventeen. I lost a brother that summer, 1999. He was a great kid, lived life from the view of a wheelchair, and was gone without warning a few days before his 14th birthday. I took lots of medicine, from Radiohead and Bob Dylan, from Pearl Jam and Otis Redding, fromBob Marley to The Temptations, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Rage Against the Machine. I played the guitar in my bedroom, learned songs I loved, sang along in my car alone or with a friend. A year later I went to college in Knoxville and I became an addict. I was introduced to the medicine of Patty Griffin, Whiskeytown, Springsteen, Tom Waits, The Jayhawks,Wilco, Beck and hundreds more that could fill pages. I went and saw their shows and played their records over and over and over. The honesty, the intellect, the stories, the raw emotion, the rhythm, the vulnerability; it all made me feel like I was not alone. Somewhere in those late college years, I started writing songs, at first feeble attempts, but it grew and grew, and I got better and better. I booked shows, I made myself vulnerable and stood onstage and sang earnest songs about love and joy, pain and tragedy. I convinced myself that making medicine was something I could take a swing at. After graduating, over a cup of coffee, I asked my dentist father what he thought about my dream, and he asked me one question, "Are you going to work hard at that?" "Yes sir." I replied. "Well let's go to the guitar shop and I'll buy you the best one I can afford." I hit the road, and I hit it hard. I found a band of agile, competent musicians whose musical library is vast and deep and demanding. Along the way, I married the girl I always wanted. She quit her teaching job and joined the band, toured with us for seven great years. We made several records, and spent the majority of the last decade on the road. We have toured with artists like the Avett Brothers, John Hiatt, Needtobreathe, and a host of other kindred souls. We have sold out our own shows in places from Chicago to Austin, LA to New York, London to Denver, on stages we never dreamed we would play, and selling over 100,000 records in the process, all while staying independent. Our music is simple and heartfelt, built to inhabit people's day to day lives, like so many of the records I have loved over the long haul in my own life. Medicine is by far the best music we have ever made. When I played it for a respected friend, I asked, "What do you think?" The response was, "It sounds like it's always been there." More than anything else, Medicine is born out of the stories we are told. The email from a fan who was on the verge on suicide but our song gave her glimmer of hope to keep hanging on. The story by the bus of fans who danced their first dance to another one of our songs. The mom who sings our music to her kids before they go to sleep, begging for peace and health and a happy life. The people who dance in the back of the rock club and have a moment of joy in a world of suffering. We only hope to add to the soundtrack, in the same way that all those artists and bands have done for me. Making medicine...

Capture (Formerly Known as Capture the Crown), My Enemies & I, Dayseeker, Kingdom of Giants - Webster Hall
May 18, 2017 - East Village

Highly Suspect - Webster Hall
May 18, 2017 - East Village

Chingo Bling - Gotham Comedy Club
May 18, 2017 - Chelsea

Chingo Bling: Pedro Herrera III is a rapper, actor, comedian, and entrepreneur born to Mexican emigrants who came to the U.S. to achieve the American Dream for themselves and their children. A native to Houston, Texas, Herrera entered the music industry in the early 2000's as a premier underground rap artist under the Mexican/Chicano self-parodying alter ego 'Chingo Bling,' a over-the-top Mexican cowboy with an outrageous personal style that showed a juxtaposition between hip-hop and the Mexican/Tex-Mex culture. Known by a variety of punning nicknames––the "Ghetto Vaquero," the "Tamale Kingpin," the "Versace Mariachi"––Herrera has, over the course of the last decade, produced an extraordinary body of parodic music. Through his clever yet humorous lyrical wordplay ability and a satirical eye, Chingo Bling was able to amplify the stereotypes of Mexican American border culture while showcasing and exploring the Mexican American identity which is often overlooked and therefore becoming a true voice in a time of turmoil. Through the release of his numerous studio albums, Chingo Bling trespassed all the fences and borders to become a controversial breakthrough artist, quickly rising him to fame and achieving a level of independent success that only a few in his generation have accomplished. He has been featured across MTV, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saturday Night Live, and the cover of USA Today, just to name a few. As a Trinity University graduate with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Administration, Herrera was able to create a strategic marketing approach to his brand, focusing on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience––and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action. Upon the advent of the digital era, Herrera utilized social media sites such as Facebook and Youtube to represent the Latino millennial generation, creating comedic art independently with a true connection to his fans and his finger on the pulse of emerging digital markets. Despite the little, if any, actual commercial activity in television and radio, Chingo Bling has stayed relevant in the minds of Latinos as his aggregate social media boasts over one million followers and his Youtube channel has racked up over 25 million views. After building a strong foundation in the music industry, Herrera became a renaissance artist as he stepped into the realm of acting and standup comedy. In 2012, he appeared in the independent indie film "Filly Brown" alongside Gina Rodriguez and the late Jenni Rivera. From uploading online viral videos to currently acting live comedic monologues on his "Chingo Bling: No Mames Comedy Tour," Herrera has proven to constantly revolutionize the style of Latino hip-hop and satirical comedy as a humorist in the digital era.

Beth Selter - Metropolitan Room
May 18, 2017 - New York

Verena McBee - Metropolitan Room
May 18, 2017 - New York

JAZZ NIGHT with VERENA McBEE at the METROPOLITAN ROOM "CATS OUT OF THE BAG"" Tonight Jazz Vocalist Verena McBee & her Trio will repeat their show "Cat's Out Of The Bag" at the METROPOLTAN ROOM with an exciting program covering uniquely arranged favorites out of the Great American Songbook, Originals by Verena & some hit tunes by the popular Septet "The Cookers" composed by bassist & composer Cecil McBee. On piano you will be the young and outstanding Billy Test ( www.billytest.com ), on double bass extraordinary Ethan O'Reilly and excellent Jon Di Fiore ( www.jondifiore.com ) on the drum set. "Cat's out of the Bag" is more than just another composition by Jazz Bassist & composer Cecil McBee, who will be present. It is stating pure joy of improvising music, the excitement of the musical stage moment, the readiness and bluntness of this jazz group that takes full advantage of expressing their thoughts and emotions with great musicianship at any moment and that ties them together as the talented group they are. Verena's lively and authentic singing and storytelling, her unique way of swinging and scatting and her beautiful way of interpreting ballads might keep you surprised throughout the night with its wittiness, depth, moodiness and out of all things: spontaneity. Enjoy an entertaining event with Verena McBee and her Trio!

Storyville - The Bowery Electric
May 18, 2017 - New York

Afternoon Tea - Caramoor
May 18, 2017 - Katonah

Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoying a formal tea service in the Summer Dining Room, which overlooks the charming Spanish Courtyard. The Tea is served in grand manner, and consists of an array of tea sandwiches delicious desserts, and fragrant teas served in exquisite vintage china. The Tea is preceded by a tour of the historic Rosen House.

Revisiting New York's New Deal - Museum of the City of New York
May 18, 2017 - East Harlem

The New Deal promised to lift Americans out of the Great Depression through an expansive federal public works program that offered a grand vision of what government could be. Recent scholarship offers new considerations of this period and illuminates New York City's pivotal role. Join Mason Williams, professor of Leadership Studies at Williams College, and Gray Brechin, contributor to the Living New Deal project, for an in-depth look at New York and the New Deal moderated by Sarah Seidman, Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York.

New York Liberty vs. Minnesota Lynx - Madison Square Garden
May 18, 2017 - New York

The new season tips off on May 13th, and The New York Liberty basketball team is ready to own the court. Show your support for New York’s female athletes and join us at Madison Square Garden for a summer of incredible performances, awesome theme nights, and above all, world class basketball. For tickets, visit nyliberty.com

Brown Bag Lectures - Nassau County Museum of Art
May 18, 2017 - Roslyn

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on the art and artists included in the current exhibition. Afterward, join the 2pm public exhibition tour. Reservations are not needed; first come, first seated.

Girls Night Out w/ Sean Sharp, DLO plus Special Guests - Webster Hall
May 18, 2017 - East Village

CAPTURE (formerly known as Capture the Crown), My Enemies & I, Dayseeker, Kingdom of Giants - The Studio at Webster Hall
May 18, 2017 - New York

CAPTURE (Heavy Metal) My Enemies & I (Heavy Metal) Dayseeker (Post-Hardcore) Kingdom of Giants (Heavy Metal)

Highly Suspect - Webster Hall
May 18, 2017 -

Highly Suspect (Alternative Rock) DJ REDBEES (Alternative Rock) And The Kids (Alternative Rock)

Girls Night Out w/ Sean Sharp, DLO plus Special Guests - Webster Hall
May 18, 2017 -

Special Guests (Urban) Sean Sharp (Dance) Dj Sean Sharp began his djing career while he was still a student at Wesleyan University in CT. One day his Fraternity brother Smokey Fontaine showed up at school with a pair of Gemini turntables and a mixer. Sean and Smoke would spend countless hours practicing in their dorm room, blending and cutting up all of the records that they were able to borrow from the school's radio station. The duo soon began booking gigs on campus and eventually started getting booked at many of the neighboring colleges. After Wesleyan, Sean moved to New York to work as an intern at the Village Voice. In the city he once again hooked up with his partner Smokey and they began doing small parties and venues across the city. The pair hosted a weekly industry event at the Buddha Bar in the West Village. While working as a DJ, Sean continued to pursue his writing career. Sean has written numerous cover stories and features for various music magazines including Vibe, The Source, America Magazine and many others. One day out of the blue, Smoke and Sean got a call from the owners of Webster Hall to play in the basement (which is now known as The Studio) for a weekend. Due to the overwhelming crowd response from their appearance, the owners offered the pair a weekly residency at the venue. The Basement Party was born, and quickly became one of the most popular Hip-Hop parties in the city. When Smoke left to take an editorial position at a magazine, Sean kept the party going and eventually brought on DJ DLO, one of the greatest voices in NYC nightlife, as his new partner. Known for their high energy sets, Sean and DLO have played music in every room of Webster Hall and continue to be one of the club's prime attractions. Sean takes pride in his ability to mix various genres of music into a seamless blend of sonic goodness that keeps the dance floors packed with an eclectic group of people from around the world. DLo (Dance) Enrique Dexter Johnson also known as DJ D.L.O has been a resident DJ here at the legendary Webster Hall for fourteen years. His passion was always to become a DJ, so at the age of fifteen he started fulfilling his dream. Being that he started at a young age, he did not take it seriously until he seen a very close friend of his play at a house party. To see him control a huge crowd by mixing records and talking on the microphone really inspired Enrique more. As years went by, his close friend known as DJ Storm gave him an oppurtunity to open up for him at an event. The crowd loved what he did and was very responsive. Not long after being an opening DJ for DJ Storm, DJ D.L.O and DJ Storm became partners and would DJ at many different venues such as Club Quest, Club Visionz, Nocturnal, and Secrets. The clubs mentioned were all located in Staten Island New York. DJ D.L.O began to branch out more and started djaying at well known venues in NYC such as Club Ivy, Downtime, Secret lounge, T.O.N.Y, and Cheetah night club. In his recent years, he has worked with DJ's such as Funk Flex, Mister Cee, DJ Enuff, DJ Camilo, and Red Alert. Enrique also known as DJ D.L.O would like to give special thanks to these legendary disc jockeys; Dj Red Alert, Chuck Chillout, Kid Capri, Mr Magic, and Grandmaster Flash for inspiring him to be the great DJ he is today!

Boro-Linc Manhattan: Community Artist Residency with Cozbi Cabrera - Manny Cantor Center
Through May 18, 2017 - New York City

Lincoln Center seeks to build collaborative partnerships with local artists to support the incredible work being done in NYC's borough communities, as well as to increase access to audiences, opportunities, and professional resources. The Boro-Linc Community Artist Residency Program offers local artists the opportunity to create, promote, and lead a semester-long workshop series that connects their practice to the issues relevant to the area and culminates in an art event in one of Boro-Linc's Community Partner neighborhoods. Additionally, this program will task artists with connecting their practice to Lincoln Center programming to conduct pre-performance art-making workshops as part of the 2016–17 Boro-Linc season. This residency will involve a series of quilting sessions, each one working with a square to add to our communal quilt that will be displayed at our culminating event. Participants can take their quilt squares home to work on in more detail between sessions, if need be. To approach the notion of identity we will start with the idea of origin. Where do we come from? Who came before us? While some of these questions can be answered through biological inheritance/tracking, for some, particularly those with broken biological links, a figure of influence can be found through a social connection. For many, this sort of probing will stir stories of immigration, cultural shifts, and adaptations. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please contact Education Alliance's Manny Cantor Center.

May Happy Hour Tour - Kings Theatre
May 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

Instrumental Klezmer Workshop - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
May 18, 2017 - Red Hook

In 2011 we added a Klezmer Workshop to the series, and it has been slowly and steadily gaining momentum. We hope that in our beautiful new setting it will continue to flourish. Often led by series director, Aaron Alexander, the focus is on learning classic klezmer repertoire – usually we'll learn a couple tunes every week. We learn common dance forms and their proper rhythms, the common klezmer modes, melodic ornamentation, accompanying parts, and whatever people want to learn. We often will have the concert artist lead the workshop. In the past we've had Pete Sokolow, Frank London, Michael Winograd, Margot Leverett, Zevy Zions, Matt Darriau, and others guest lead the workshop. Bring your own instrument and music stand. We learn both by ear and with written music. Music will usually, but not always, be available for C, Bb, and Eb instruments. There is a discounted fee if you take the workshop and attend the concert – $35

NY Klezmer Series at Jalopy:Asefa Music's Samuel Thomas & Alon Nechushtan Duo, 'Traveling in Pairs' - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
May 18, 2017 - Red Hook

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Stem Cell Science 5-Part Course - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 18, 2017 - New York

Stem Cell Science 5-Part Course Five Thursdays, April 20–May 18, 6–8 pm $295 $240 Members What are stem cells, and what promise do they hold for the treatment of disease? Delve into the biology of stem cells, discover new research techniques, and discuss ethical concerns. Learn about current stem cell therapies, the challenges ahead, and potential future treatments. Meet stem cell experts presenting research at the frontiers of the field and observe live stem cells under the microscope. The Museum greatly acknowledges The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc., for its support to establish The Sackler Brain Bench, part of the Museum's Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins, in The Spitzer Hall of Human Origins.

'Pete the Cat' - Bergen Performing Arts Center
May 18, 2017 - Englewood

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

Rockland Boulders Opening Day - Palisades Credit Union Park
May 18, 2017 - Pomona

Start the season cheering for the home team, stay for the post game fireworks!

Angel & Dren + Friends Dj Set - Pianos
May 18, 2017 - New York

Zuli - Pianos
May 18, 2017 - New York

Lost Cousins - Pianos
May 18, 2017 - New York

Museyroom - Pianos
May 18, 2017 - New York

Rosu Lup - Pianos
May 18, 2017 - New York

Ohbree - Pianos
May 18, 2017 - New York

ENCOMPASS NEW OPERA THEATRE PRESENTS PARADIGM SHIFTS: MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL - Baruch Performing Arts Center, Engelman Recital Hall
May 18, 2017 -

Encompass New Opera Theatre will produce Paradigm Shifts, Music, Opera & Film Festival in mid-May-June, celebrating true stories of courageous change-makers preserving our Planet, Oceans, and Wildlife. Told through soul-stirring films from around the world, and paired with vocalists, musicians, and dancers performing a variety of music from jazz and gospel, to African, Tibetan, Native American, and new chamber music, Paradigm Shifts features talk-backs with the artists and filmmakers. A centerpiece of the Festival will be a staged reading of The Theory of Everything, a new opera tracing the journey of a Brazilian quantum physicist exploring connections between science and ancient Peruvian cosmology. Dramatic events catapult a metaphysical and scientific search into other dimensions and alternate universes. Music by John David Earnest, libretto by Nancy Rhodes. Encompass New Opera Theatre is celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season of creating and producing adventurous new music theatre-opera, and most recently premiered The Astronaut's Tale at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, under the direction of Artistic Director Nancy Rhodes.

NEW OPERA NYC PRESENTS GOLDEN COCKEREL - Sheen Center
May 18, 2017 - New York

For the first time in decades, New Opera NYC presents a new production of the opera "Golden Cockerel" by N.Rimsky-Korsakov, the 15th and the last opera of the composer. It is based on a faux fairytale by a great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and set to a libretto by Vladimir Belsky. "Golden Cockerel" is a corner stone of the Russian opera heritage. It has enjoyed international success ever since the premiere in 1909. However, "Golden Cockerel" has not been staged in NYC in many years. New Opera NYC brings an exciting new production featuring outstanding cast of singers.

REX ORANGE COUNTY AT SUNNYVALE - Sunnyvale
May 18, 2017 - New York

International Museum Day - Middle Country Public Library
May 18, 2017 - Centereach

Representatives from many local museums, science and nature centers will be on hand to share information and hands-on activities regarding their collections, programs and exhibits.

Hands-On History - Long Island Museum
May 18, 2017 - Stony Brook

Visit the Samuel West blacksmith shop and make the past come alive. Learn about the tools used by wheelwrights and blacksmiths, and create your own carriage horse and buggy related craft.

Oslo - Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater
May 18, 2017 - Upper West Side

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls OSLO "the stuff of crackling theater." Now, this sweeping and surprisingly funny new play comes to Broadway following its sold-out Off-Broadway run. OSLO is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas — a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. New York Magazine calls OSLO "gripping and remarkably entertaining." And at this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, "OSLO gives us hope" (Daily News). Bartlett Sher directs.

Alpha-gal Meat Allergy It's Caused by the Lone Star Tick - John Jermain Memorial Library
May 18, 2017 - Sag Harbor

Do you know someone who can no longer eat meat? Allergist Erin McGintee, MD of ENT and Allergy Associates, and a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of Southampton Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center, will lecture about the Alpha-gal meat allergy which is caused by a bite from the Lone Star Tick. Dr. McGintee has treated over 300 East End residents for this allergy and she is considered the regional expert in the field, having been interviewed about “A-gal” by the Associated Press, New York City television stations, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, and even the BBC. To reserve your seat and for more information call (631) 725-0049.

Shoko Nagai and Satoshi Takeishi - The Stone
May 18, 2017 - New York

An Evening with David Crosby and Friends - The Space at Westbury
May 18, 2017 - Westbury

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour in April and May. Joining him will be five musical friends, James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals. Crosby is in the midst of an incredibly creative and powerful period, showcasing his skills as the brilliant songwriter that he is and on this tour, he will be performing music from his recent solo album “Croz” and the soon to be released new album “Sky Trails” alongside some of Crosby’s greatest hits.

Charlie Faye & The Fayettes - Rockwood Music Hall
May 18, 2017 - East Village

If ever a decade changed everything, it was the '60s. The music, the mood, the attitudes … the whole era made such an earthquake-like impact, we still feel its reverberations. And inspirations. Charlie Faye & the Fayettes weren't around then, but this Austin trio are so good at building a groove rooted in that rich time, it's as if they're channelers. Actually, they are, but don't think "nostalgia act"; both onstage and on their self-titled release, Charlie Faye & the Fayettes (2016), they craft smart soul-pop that merges the swinging, swaying sound and style of '60s girl groups with a modern vibe that's so current, they're dancing to the forefront of a retro revival. With the Fayettes, leader Charlie Faye has finally found the sonic sweet spot she started seeking even before her last album, 2013's You Were Fine, You Weren't Even Lonely, which became the chronicle of her breakup with producer Will Sexton as they recorded it. That one reached No. 16 on the Americana Music Association's airplay chart and earned her a "Songwriter of the Week" designation from American Songwriter magazine's website — not to mention an out-of-the-blue email from Grammy-winning artist and producer Peter Asher, who praised her work and added, "I look forward to … hearing what you do next." His encouragement was just the catalyst she needed to crystallize her love of the Shirelles and Ronettes with her desire to break out of the solo singer-songwriter mold. "I wanted to do something more fun — to write upbeat songs and create an entertaining show, because that's what I want to see," Faye explains. "I've always loved the girl groups from the '60s; that's the stuff I grew up on. And I've always loved singing harmonies with my friends, so it was a natural progression for me to want to do a girl group." And what a group it is. BettySoo and Akina Adderley both have established histories as solo artists and background vocalists. The trio's shared height (they're all within a half-inch of 5-foot-1) and distinct ethnicities (Jewish, Korean and African-American) just adds cute to their considerable charms. But all the cuteness in the world wouldn't matter without songs, and here, Faye's great ear and intelligent writing come to the fore. On her own or with co-writers including Bill DeMain and Craig Marshall, she penned 11 tracks that marry beguiling lyrics with incredibly catchy melodies. The material, recorded in Los Angeles and Austin by producer/engineer Dave Way (Michael Jackson, Fiona Apple), has already earned the band a South By Southwest 2016 showcase slot. Two standouts, "Coming Round the Bend" and "Green Light," pay fabulous homage to the Shangri-Las and Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. "Bend's" cantering beat and just-right production turn every second of its 2½ minutes into sheer delight (Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Pete Thomas, of Elvis Costello's Attractions, gets the album's drumming credit). The equally strong "Green Light" could serve as an answer song to the Supremes' "Stop! In the Name of Love." "You've got the green light, baby," Faye sings in her sweet-smooth come-on voice. "I'm saying yes, not maybe. Why are we taking things so slow?" Every one of these songs has allure galore. In "Heart," musical references to Elvis and Buddy Holly are punctuated with the lyric, "don't be cruel." "Delayed Reaction" peppers its Spector influence with horn pumps and synth tweets for a fast-paced frolic from past to present. "Sweet Little Messages" makes another seamless connection from then to now, as illustrated in a super-cool video produced by Jazz Mills. As listeners will quickly note, Faye has another formidable influence, one Asher also picked up on in his survey of her work: the Stax/Volt sound. Like artists from Leon Bridges and Anderson East to St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Lianne La Havas, Faye is part of the new generation unearthing a mother lode of soul inspiration from that musical map point where Memphis and Muscle Shoals intersect. On "One More Chance," Faye's Dusty delivery and the Fayettes' perfectly placed harmonies conjure visions of synchronized hip swivels and arm gestures. The funky "East Side" has a similar effect; co-writer Eric Holden's deep bass furrows and layered horns by sax great Steve Elson (David Bowie's go-to honker) drive it right to the hip side of town. But inside its feel-good groove and lighter lyrics lies some heavier socio-political commentary about what happens when neighborhoods change. That subject has carried particular resonance with Faye since she moved to Austin and wound up in a tightknit community of musicians inhabiting an enclave of South Austin cottages. Not only did she title her 2009 debut album Wilson St. in honor of that spot, she galvanized a movement to save the historic cottages, leading a David-and-Goliath battle against a major real-estate developer. In addition to national coverage, her effort earned her much respect in a rapidly growing city struggling to preserve its heritage. For her follow-up, 2011's Travels with Charlie, Faye arranged an unconventional tour; instead of spending a little time in a lot of places, she spent a month in each of 10 cities, playing and recording with local musicians she befriended. Collaborators included Kenny Vaughan, Chris Scruggs, Malcolm Burn, Warren Storm, C.C. Adcock, Ian Moore, Sergio Mendoza and Calexico's Joey Burns and John Convertino. That album reached No. 7 on the AMA airplay chart. Clearly, she's an achiever — a woman who has both great ideas and the determination it takes to make them real. Now she's feeling an urge to band together with fellow retro-revivalists to share this sound with new audiences. Yes, Charlie Faye is ready to launch another movement. An invitation across the nation. And the time is right … for dancing.

Single Girl, Married Girl - Album Release Show - Rockwood Music Hall
May 18, 2017 - East Village

Single Girl/Married Girl is a pop/Americana outfit currently based in New York City, comprised of Chelsey Coy on vocals and banjo, Charlie Rauh on guitar, Oskar Haggdahl on drums, John Gray on upright bass, and Shannon Soderlund on backing vocals. Originating in Los Angeles, the band featured various line-ups before founding member Coy relocated to the East Coat in late 2013 to start anew. Prior to her move, the group recorded an EP's worth of songs with Pierre de Reeder of Rilo Kiley. The current line-up is releasing their full length album, Spark, this Spring that the members hope will attract fans of luminaries like Lucinda Williams, as well as emerging artists like Lucius and Sharon Von Etten.

Newcomers Club - Rockwood Music Hall
May 18, 2017 - East Village

Billy Galewood (Bushwalla) - Rockwood Music Hall
May 18, 2017 - East Village

Billy Galewood – His comedy stylings are a variety of expressions that encompass honesty, vulnerability and laughter. Billy is a story teller who uses comedy and music as a way to catapult his tales of madness to a very relatable and digestible state of being. Billy?s comedy encompasses Stand up and sketch comedy that weaves in and out of his "IN THE MOMENT" material according to what each night has to offer. You will never see the same show twice. Billy fully engages every crowd throughout his show. He is quoted saying "My show is like a kids birthday party….for adults."

NLX + Danny Greaves - Rockwood Music Hall
May 18, 2017 - East Village

Having journeyed through 3 studios, and 1 hurricane Sandy, this album is well travelled and tough... A lot like NLX. Raised in the icy shadows of Canada's steel city smoke stacks, she hails from the proud tradition of BS-free northern songwriting women. Though her roots may be in Canada, the branches reach out towards New York City, where she wrote and recorded most of this record. "Living in New York forces you the opportunity to never shut your eyes or senses... New York has inspired so many sonic moments on this record and in my life as a singer/songwriter. It has humbled me, but at the same time forced me to continue to stay fearless and completely open as songwriter." Luxury of Failure is 10 tracks of heart wrenching lyrical and musical smack... It is "fist's in the air, tears on the floor, don't look back but close the door" kind of music. On the making of Luxury Of Failure... NLX departed from the mostly digital landscape of her sophomore album Bitch Get Fit, and dove deep into the world of analogue two inch tape to lay the foundation for what would become Luxury Of Failure. Production began in an old church in Hudson, NY with nothing but a focus on microphones, drums, strings and a piano. "Early on, this record took a different path sonically than how I was used to making records. Living in a digital world, and loving all the offerings and freedoms that digital music allows me, I found it almost necessary to walk away from my comfort zone and get to know the beauty and unforgiving discipline of recording to tape. The result was a record that took root in something really raw and tactile."

Malnoia - Rockwood Music Hall
May 18, 2017 - East Village

Jorn Swart (1987) is a spirited up-and-coming jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, currently living and performing in New York City. His refined playing and touching compositions gained him much international and national recognition. In November 2013 he toured Europe to present his debut CD "A Day in the Life of Boriz", featuring some of New York's most thrilling and fearless jazz musicians. His new project, MALNOIA, is a bass- and drum-less trio that soon will record an album.

Take Flight: Bees and Brews - Old Westbury Gardens
May 18, 2017 - Old Westbury

Join us for a Bee Happy Hour! Ann Marie Breyer, Citifield’s Landscape/ Horticulture Manager guides us through twilight gardens discussing the basics of backyard beekeeping and conservation. Later sample seasonal and year round beers from featured brewery Samuel Adams as sourced by Hicksville Beer and Soda. Age 21 and over only. Registration required.

Pete's Reading Series featuring Kia Corthron and Kate Daloz - Pete's Candy Store
May 18, 2017 - New York

$5 suggested donation Kia Corthron's The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter is the winner of the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. In 2017, she will be the resident writer at Chicago's Eclipse Theatre, which will dedicate its three-show season to her plays. Awards include the 2016 Otto Award for Political Theatre, the Windham Campbell Prize for Drama, and the USArtists Jane Addams Fellowship. Kate Daloz is the author of We Are As Gods: Back to the Land in the 1970s on the Quest for a New America, released this spring from PublicAffairs. She received her MFA from Columbia University, where she also taught undergraduate writing. She grew up in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, in the geodesic dome her parents built, and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children.

Mimi Oz - Pete's Candy Store
May 18, 2017 - New York

$5 suggested donation

Nicky Francis (of The Majorleans) - Pete's Candy Store
May 18, 2017 - New York

$5 suggested donation

Paradigm Shifts: Music & Film Festival - New York Opera Fest
May 18, 2017 - New York

Golden Cockerel - New York Opera Fest
May 18, 2017 - New York

For the first time in decades, New Opera NYC presents a new production of the opera "Golden Cockerel" by N.Rimsky-Korsakov, the 15th and the last opera of the composer. It is based on a faux fairytale by a great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and set to a libretto by Vladimir Belsky.

Fashion Sketch Night with Izak - Society of Illustrators
May 18, 2017 - Upper East Side

Expanding on our popular Thursday night costumed sketch sessions we are proud to present Fashion Sketch Night! So if you love fashion explore your passion at Fashion Sketch Night! Models will be dressed in designs by Izak.

Propelify Innovation Festival - Hoboken Waterfront
May 18, 2017 - Hoboken

The Propelify Innovation Festival unites innovators for inspiration, education and fun. Join 40+ speakers from companies like Google, Livestream and Samsung for a day of brand activations, music performances, food, drink and more. If you’re part of the innovation community in the Northeast, you belong here. Learn from amazing speakers, connect with startups and investors, hire and be hired. Plus virtual reality, drones, music, and a start-up competition with Techstars, Samsung NEXT and much more! #LetsPropel

"Cat's Out Of The Bag" - Metropolitan Room
May 18, 2017 - New York City

JAZZ NIGHT with VERENA McBEE at the METROPOLITAN ROOM “CATS OUT OF THE BAG”” Tonight Jazz Vocalist Verena McBee & her Trio will repeat their show "Cat's Out Of The Bag" at the METROPOLITAN ROOM with an exciting program covering uniquely arranged favorites out of the Great American Songbook, Originals by Verena & some hit tunes by the popular Septet “The Cookers” composed by bassist & composer Cecil McBee. On piano you will be the young and outstanding Billy Test (www.billytest.com), on double bass extraordinary Zwelakhe Duma Bell LePere (www.zdfblp.com), excellent Jon Di Fiore (www.jondifiore.com) on the drum set plus two very Special Guest: Christian Contreras on Soprano & Tenor Saxophone and Gabriel Dowdy-Terracciano (www.gabeterracciano.com) on violin. “Cat’s out of the Bag” is more than just another composition by Jazz Bassist & composer Cecil McBee, who will be present. It is stating pure joy of improvising music, the excitement of the musical stage moment, the readiness and bluntness of this jazz group that takes full advantage of expressing their thoughts and emotions with great musicianship at any moment and that ties them together as the talented group they are. Verena’s lively and authentic singing and storytelling, her unique way of swinging and scatting and her beautiful way of interpreting ballads might keep you surprised throughout the night with its wittiness, depth, moodiness and out of all things: spontaneity. Enjoy an entertaining event with Verena McBee and her Trio!

Hamlet - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 18, 2017 - New York

Tony nominee Arian Moayed (The Humans, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) offers a revelatory new reading of the "melancholy Dane". Set in Persia a hundred years ago, on the eve of World War I, Waterwell's Hamlet weaves passages of Farsi translation into the English of Shakespeare's masterpiece of crisis and identity. In it, a traditional way of life is being threatened by an evolving world, the land is being threatened by encroaching foreign interests, and a young man finds himself uprooted and torn between opposing customs, values and codes. Featuring a vibrant score that seamlessly blends traditional Persian and modern western elements, this is a bold re-imagining of most renowned play in any language.

Hamlet - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 18, 2017 - New York

Tony nominee Arian Moayed (The Humans, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) offers a revelatory new reading of the "melancholy Dane". Set in Persia a hundred years ago, on the eve of World War I, Waterwell's Hamlet weaves passages of Farsi translation into the English of Shakespeare's masterpiece of crisis and identity. In it, a traditional way of life is being threatened by an evolving world, the land is being threatened by encroaching foreign interests, and a young man finds himself uprooted and torn between opposing customs, values and codes. Featuring a vibrant score that seamlessly blends traditional Persian and modern western elements, this is a bold re-imagining of most renowned play in any language.

Golden Cockerel - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 18, 2017 - New York

For the first time in decades, New Opera NYC presents a new production of the opera "Golden Cockerel" by N.Rimsky-Korsakov, the 15th and the last opera of the composer. It is based on a faux fairytale by a great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and set to a libretto by Vladimir Belsky. "Golden Cockerel" is a corner stone of the Russian opera heritage. It has enjoyed international success ever since the premiere in 1909. However, "Golden Cockerel" has not been staged in NYC in many years. New Opera NYC brings an exciting new production featuring outstanding cast of singers. Legendary bass of Bolshoi Theater Mikhail Svetlov will perform the one of his signature roles - King Dodon. He will be joined by a young countertenor winner of many international vocal competitions Andrey Nemzer as the Astrologer and Russian soprano Julia Lima as Queen of Shemakha.

La Oreja De Van Gogh - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
May 18, 2017 - New York

La Oreja de Van Gogh (LOVG) announces the first 12 presentations of their US tour in May 2017: Houston, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, McAllen, El Paso, New York City, Washington DC, Atlanta, Orlando and San Juan. LOVG a global success La Oreja de Van Gogh is a reference band Pop in Spanish. A European group has since 1996 reaping success after success. More than eight million albums worldwide, gold records and platinum, Latin Grammy winners for Best Pop Album with his "Guapa" disk. MTV Europe Best Spanish Artist, MTV Video, MTV Latin America. Award composition by ASCAP and a whole long list of awards in the music industry in Spanish Waves, 40Principales, Hey, Dude, torches and seagull silver and gold at the Festival Awards Vina del Mar (Chile) .. Countless tours of America and Spain and cities as diverse Tokyo, Paris, Bucharest, London, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, Santiago, New York ... In social networks themselves interact with more than 5 million followers Facebook, on Twitter 500mil. With millions and millions of views on their official YouTube channel. New Album in 2016 La Oreja de Van Gogh will present new studio album this fall 2016. It has not yet revealed its title. Leire, Paul, Haritz, Xabi and Alvaro, just finished recording it. With this album the group has returned to recording in the legendary Le Manoir French study that saw grow many of their great songs. Recently they announced by their social networks the millions of fans who follow them in Spain and America mainly, who had completed his album and were looking forward to present live. First row The ultimate success of his album "First Row" an album recorded live in Mexico disco collected some of his greatest hits, symbols of his musical career: "Roses," "My Life Without You", "The Beach", "Doll rag "," zero day "," Desires of impossible things "and presented some new and" on the first day of the rest of my life "that blew the charts again. Some of these singles were played with artists such as Natalia Lafourcade, Abel Pintos, Leonel Garcia and Samo. In the "First Row" project they met the great work of Aureo Baqueiro - winning music producer won several Grammy awards, with the band established a great connection and who wanted to repeat the experience. With Aureo have made ??the production of his new studio album which the first single soon be known. A tour not to miss. The next step after recording is already in the group mind, start preparing international and Spanish tour. United States is the must for La Oreja de Van Gogh. The band has in this country thousands of fans who will be able to finally enjoy the new songs the group and all its great successes. La Oreja de Van Gogh >> La Oreja de Van Gogh @ Facebook >> La Oreja de Van Gogh @ Twitter >> La Oreja de Van Gogh @ Instagram >> La Oreja de Van Gogh @ YouTube>>

Terrell 'T-Rex' Simon R&G Live Showcase Feat. Omar Wilson, Barry Antoine, Lyriqal Marie & Friends - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
May 18, 2017 - New York

Vocal powerhouse and Troy, NY native Terrell 'T-REX' Simon started delivering soul-stirring music at the age of six, when he discovered his gift singing in the church. He got his professional start in New York City while performing with a traveling choir throughout the region. In 2003, his connections led him to platinum-selling singer-songwriter/producer Lyfe Jennings who took him on the road with his act. T-Rex began touring with such major artists as John Legend, Beyonce, Anthony Hamilton, and Musiq SoulChild. As a huge fan of Dave Hollister, coming up he adopted a similar sound, patterning his voice after the vocal sensation, and later touring with him as a backup singer. His TV appearances include Jimmy Kimmel, Good Morning America, David Letterman, Jay Leno, 106 & Park, and The Monique show, among others. The pivotal moment in his career came when he appeared on MTV Unplugged with Neyo, which gained mass exposure for him. After sharing stages with everyone including Wyclef Jean and Mario, T-Rex started managing artists like Lyfe Jennings, and road-managing vocalist Shaliek while mentoring and developing him and other talents such as Day 26. In 2015, he teamed with artist, producer, and singer Lamar Casey who helped executive produce and co-wrote his debut album. T-Rex also teamed with Bernie Stevenson (Isyss, Kelly Rowland), who took his riveting raw vocals and created the soul-stirring track, "In His Image". The new EP, released Christmas of 2015, is set to be T-Rex's launch pad for a fresh start. Entitled "Hashtag 8 'New Beginnings'" (referencing a biblical number for just that-a new beginning) the songs reflect exactly where he is in life. He brings to the industry his own musical genre, 'R&G' for rhythm and gospel, which beautifully infuses his natural church boy upbringing with his love of Hip Hop. "In His Image" is in rotation at Music Choice and gaining more radio play daily. The song's immediate appeal points to a fast growing musical phenomenon (exampled by 100,000 Instagram followers to date). He has recently performed for BET matters showcase in NY, opened up for Lyfe Jennings, Bobby V, and Ke Ke Wyatt. His album "As the world turns" will be released later this year. His music is available on every digital platform including Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, iHeart Radio, XM Satellite, and SoundCloud, with hard copy CDs available on Amazon.com. Terrell "T-REX" Simon @ Facebook >> Terrell "T-REX" Simon @ Twitter >> Terrell "T-REX" Simon @ Instagram >> Terrell "T-REX" Simon @ SoundCloud >>

Ronny Whyte CD Release Celebration - Birdland
May 18, 2017 - New York

CD RELEASE – "SHADES OF WHYTE" Ronny Whyte Boots Maleson – Bass Sean Harkness – Guitar David Silliman – Drums Lou Caputo – Sax & Flute Alex Nguyen – Trumpet Ronny Whyte is not only considered a premiere interpreter of Classic American Popular song he is also an outstanding jazz pianist, and an award winning songwriter. He has been featured on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio. He is an ASCAP Award-winning songwriter; his lyric Forget the Woman was recorded by Tony Bennett, and his music for The Party Upstairs won the MAC Award for Best Song of 2006. He also produces and hosts Midtown Jazz at Midday at St. Peter's in Manhattan, a weekly jazz concert series. For two years Ronny appeared in New York City in the hit musical Our Sinatra, as well as its two national big band tours to more than 90 cities. He was also featured twice at New York's JVC Jazz Festival, and was inducted into the Cabaret Jazz Hall of Fame. The Ronny Whyte Trio has performed in concert at Carnegie/Weill Hall, New York's Town Hall, Washington's Corcoran Gallery, and the Mellon Jazz Festival in Philadelphia. Ronny has had major engagements in New York at the Café Carlyle, Rainbow and Stars, the Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein's at the Regency. Abroad, he has starred in Paris, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Sao Paulo, Caracas, and Johannesburg. Ronny often makes guest appearances with symphony orchestras playing his arrangement of Porgy & Bess for Jazz Trio & Orchestra and other Gershwin works. In the theatre, he has played such diverse roles as Bobby in Company, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Joey in Pal Joey, and Vernon in They're Playing Our Song. He has written and performed in Night's Work, two one-act plays with music, which marked his debut as a playwright. Mr. Whyte has recorded ten CD's for Audiophile; his CD All in a Night's Work was selected "Jazz Album of the Week" by the New York Times. Originally from Seattle, he divides his time between the New York area and his house in Milford, Pennsylvania. When not performing or writing, he is an avid tennis player, skier, gardener and gourmet cook.

NYV Unplugged: The Living Room Set - Birdland
May 18, 2017 - New York

2017 marks New York Voices 30th Anniversary and they show no signs of slowing down. This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art. They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral/big band to the intimate trio lineup. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. They are first call from great arrangers and conductors like Don Sebesky, Michael Abene, Keith Lockhart, and Rob Fisher who all know and admire the complexity of what they do and want something out of the ordinary, something extraordinary. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before — Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer — they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come. The celebratory year opens with the release of New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne on Palmetto Records. This project is a collection of past favorites, current in-rotation tunes, and brand new arrangements. The big band charts were all written by the incomparable Michael Abene, the producer of their 1989 debut CD on GRP. The WDR — the critically acclaimed big band based in Cologne, Germany — pairs perfectly with NYV's musicality and might. They closed 2013 with the much-anticipated and ravely reviewed Holiday project, Let it Snow. The recording is chock full of holiday favorites and a few lesser known gems presented in a wide variety of settings; a cappella, big band, orchestral and trio. Darmon Meader co produced it with the great Elliot Scheiner (also the producer of NYV's studio big band CD, Sing, Sing, Sing). Jazz Times' Scott Albin wrote, "Let it Snow is one of the best jazz-related Christmas CDs in many a year." Formed by Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian, Caprice Fox, and Sara Krieger, New York Voices had their first performances in 1988. Darmon, Peter, Kim, and Caprice attended Ithaca College in NY and were part of an invitational alumni group formed to tour the European Jazz Festival circuit in the summer of '86. In 1989 they would sign their first record deal with GRP Records and release their self titled debut album, New York Voices. The group received rave notices and quickly received domestic and international recognition in the jazz world. From '89 to '94, they released four CDs on the GRP label, New York Voices, Hearts of Fire, What's Inside, and Collection. While recording for GRP, they underwent personnel changes. In 1992, Sara Krieger retired her chair, and after auditioning over 60 vocalists from all over the United States, the group found Lauren Kinhan. There was an immediate chemistry, allowing the group to make a quick transition and become the "new" New York Voices. Lauren's first musical contributions can be heard on NYV's third CD, What's Inside, released in May 1993. In early 1994, Caprice Fox left the group, forever fixing NYV as the quartet it is today. In addition to their own CDs, NYV has made many guest appearances on recordings and live performances that have earned them critical acclaim and demand in a variety of settings. You can find their performances on such CDs as the Grammy Award winning Count Basie Orchestra with New York Voices, Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG Records), the Latin Grammy Award winning Brazilian Dreams with the great Paquito D'Rivera, the contemporary classical Visions Within (Robert Lepley – EarthBeat Records), Heirs to Jobim (BMG Records), Don Sebesky's, I Remember Bill(BMG), Jim Hall's By Arrangement (Telarc), A Love Affair – the Music of Ivan Lins (TELARC), Louisiana Purchase (DRG), and many more. They have had the pleasure of performing with a number of influential jazz artists including Ray Brown, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, The Count Basie Orchestra, George Benson, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, The Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, The Metropole Orchestra, Ivan Lins, Paquito D'Rivera, Bob Dorough and many more. In early 1997 they traveled down a different road, paying tribute to Paul Simon with New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. They explored a variety of styles to express new turns on this singer/songwriter's rich songbook. All Music Guide said, "The arrangements are brighter and brassier than Simon's originals, but there's a real charm to the performances that makes it a thoroughly entertaining experience." In 2001, New York Voices released their sixth CD, Sing! Sing! Sing!. After many years of performing with the Count Basie Orchestra, the group wanted to address the great Big Band songbook and offer their own spin. With Darmon doing the lion's share of the vocal and big band arrangements, they hired the producing talents of Elliot Scheiner (Manhattan Transfer, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) to capture the music and mix it with his exquisite precision and care. As reviewed by Don Heckman of the LA Times, "The title track quickly lays down what to expect from the balance of the program: complex, interwoven vocal lines, interactive improvising and brisk ensemble accompaniment. And revivalist swing fans — both players and listeners — would do well to check out the Voices' capacity to bring a contemporary quality to classic material without sacrificing the essence of either." In the last decade, the pops symphony community has called upon them to develop various programs. The Boston Pops knocked first and commissioned a few big band style adaptations. Then a baby boomer show followed that toured extensively in 2003. Finally, the Boston Pops got the holiday program started in 2005, and the rest is history. NYV has added to all these programs over the years allowing them to dive into the gorgeous landscape of symphonic settings and build a new following of music appreciators. Janelle Gelfand of The Cincinnati Enquirer said, "The group's incomparable blend, hip delivery and great arrangements resulted in one swinging party. Their four-part harmonizing was so close, it was hard to tell where one voice ended and another began." 2007 marked the release of their seventh studio CD, A Day Like This. They went back to their roots of mixing things up; Brazilian influences, swinging trio numbers and a couple big band romps. They also included a handful of original songs from the members, which has always been a strong suit for this multi-talented ensemble. All About Jazz LA said, "a sumptuous collection of vocal harmonic heaven… the vocals are a Whitman's Sampler of various flavors and tastes, richer than a dark chocolate bon bon." NYV has traveled the globe with their elegant music, amazing audiences the world over with their impeccable voices and stunning arrangements. "Live, they're just as impressive to witness," says Mathew Lurrie of Time Out Chicago. "We dare say there may be no better way to understand the wit and wink of jazz harmony than via these Voices." Along with their extensive concert performances and recording schedules, NYV also works in the field of education, giving workshops and clinics to high school and college music students throughout the world. In 2009, they launched the New York Voices-Bowling Green State University Vocal Jazz Camp. It is a wildly successful venture that admits students from all over the world at different ages and stages in their musical lives. NYV have cultivated a philosophy of teaching over their storied career and have designed a roster of electives that students choose from while also participating in one of four jazz choirs directed by one of the New York Voices and the all camp piece directed by Greg Jasperse. It is a six-day summer intensive that is instructive while also being personal and nurture based. Individually, the four members are involved in a variety of projects including solo performances and recordings, teaching, writing and arranging. To learn more about the NYV individual members, pleas

NYV Unplugged: The Living Room Set - Birdland
May 18, 2017 - New York

2017 marks New York Voices 30th Anniversary and they show no signs of slowing down. This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art. They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral/big band to the intimate trio lineup. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. They are first call from great arrangers and conductors like Don Sebesky, Michael Abene, Keith Lockhart, and Rob Fisher who all know and admire the complexity of what they do and want something out of the ordinary, something extraordinary. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before — Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer — they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come. The celebratory year opens with the release of New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne on Palmetto Records. This project is a collection of past favorites, current in-rotation tunes, and brand new arrangements. The big band charts were all written by the incomparable Michael Abene, the producer of their 1989 debut CD on GRP. The WDR — the critically acclaimed big band based in Cologne, Germany — pairs perfectly with NYV's musicality and might. They closed 2013 with the much-anticipated and ravely reviewed Holiday project, Let it Snow. The recording is chock full of holiday favorites and a few lesser known gems presented in a wide variety of settings; a cappella, big band, orchestral and trio. Darmon Meader co produced it with the great Elliot Scheiner (also the producer of NYV's studio big band CD, Sing, Sing, Sing). Jazz Times' Scott Albin wrote, "Let it Snow is one of the best jazz-related Christmas CDs in many a year." Formed by Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian, Caprice Fox, and Sara Krieger, New York Voices had their first performances in 1988. Darmon, Peter, Kim, and Caprice attended Ithaca College in NY and were part of an invitational alumni group formed to tour the European Jazz Festival circuit in the summer of '86. In 1989 they would sign their first record deal with GRP Records and release their self titled debut album, New York Voices. The group received rave notices and quickly received domestic and international recognition in the jazz world. From '89 to '94, they released four CDs on the GRP label, New York Voices, Hearts of Fire, What's Inside, and Collection. While recording for GRP, they underwent personnel changes. In 1992, Sara Krieger retired her chair, and after auditioning over 60 vocalists from all over the United States, the group found Lauren Kinhan. There was an immediate chemistry, allowing the group to make a quick transition and become the "new" New York Voices. Lauren's first musical contributions can be heard on NYV's third CD, What's Inside, released in May 1993. In early 1994, Caprice Fox left the group, forever fixing NYV as the quartet it is today. In addition to their own CDs, NYV has made many guest appearances on recordings and live performances that have earned them critical acclaim and demand in a variety of settings. You can find their performances on such CDs as the Grammy Award winning Count Basie Orchestra with New York Voices, Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG Records), the Latin Grammy Award winning Brazilian Dreams with the great Paquito D'Rivera, the contemporary classical Visions Within (Robert Lepley – EarthBeat Records), Heirs to Jobim (BMG Records), Don Sebesky's, I Remember Bill(BMG), Jim Hall's By Arrangement (Telarc), A Love Affair – the Music of Ivan Lins (TELARC), Louisiana Purchase (DRG), and many more. They have had the pleasure of performing with a number of influential jazz artists including Ray Brown, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, The Count Basie Orchestra, George Benson, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, The Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, The Metropole Orchestra, Ivan Lins, Paquito D'Rivera, Bob Dorough and many more. In early 1997 they traveled down a different road, paying tribute to Paul Simon with New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. They explored a variety of styles to express new turns on this singer/songwriter's rich songbook. All Music Guide said, "The arrangements are brighter and brassier than Simon's originals, but there's a real charm to the performances that makes it a thoroughly entertaining experience." In 2001, New York Voices released their sixth CD, Sing! Sing! Sing!. After many years of performing with the Count Basie Orchestra, the group wanted to address the great Big Band songbook and offer their own spin. With Darmon doing the lion's share of the vocal and big band arrangements, they hired the producing talents of Elliot Scheiner (Manhattan Transfer, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) to capture the music and mix it with his exquisite precision and care. As reviewed by Don Heckman of the LA Times, "The title track quickly lays down what to expect from the balance of the program: complex, interwoven vocal lines, interactive improvising and brisk ensemble accompaniment. And revivalist swing fans — both players and listeners — would do well to check out the Voices' capacity to bring a contemporary quality to classic material without sacrificing the essence of either." In the last decade, the pops symphony community has called upon them to develop various programs. The Boston Pops knocked first and commissioned a few big band style adaptations. Then a baby boomer show followed that toured extensively in 2003. Finally, the Boston Pops got the holiday program started in 2005, and the rest is history. NYV has added to all these programs over the years allowing them to dive into the gorgeous landscape of symphonic settings and build a new following of music appreciators. Janelle Gelfand of The Cincinnati Enquirer said, "The group's incomparable blend, hip delivery and great arrangements resulted in one swinging party. Their four-part harmonizing was so close, it was hard to tell where one voice ended and another began." 2007 marked the release of their seventh studio CD, A Day Like This. They went back to their roots of mixing things up; Brazilian influences, swinging trio numbers and a couple big band romps. They also included a handful of original songs from the members, which has always been a strong suit for this multi-talented ensemble. All About Jazz LA said, "a sumptuous collection of vocal harmonic heaven… the vocals are a Whitman's Sampler of various flavors and tastes, richer than a dark chocolate bon bon." NYV has traveled the globe with their elegant music, amazing audiences the world over with their impeccable voices and stunning arrangements. "Live, they're just as impressive to witness," says Mathew Lurrie of Time Out Chicago. "We dare say there may be no better way to understand the wit and wink of jazz harmony than via these Voices." Along with their extensive concert performances and recording schedules, NYV also works in the field of education, giving workshops and clinics to high school and college music students throughout the world. In 2009, they launched the New York Voices-Bowling Green State University Vocal Jazz Camp. It is a wildly successful venture that admits students from all over the world at different ages and stages in their musical lives. NYV have cultivated a philosophy of teaching over their storied career and have designed a roster of electives that students choose from while also participating in one of four jazz choirs directed by one of the New York Voices and the all camp piece directed by Greg Jasperse. It is a six-day summer intensive that is instructive while also being personal and nurture based. Individually, the four members are involved in a variety of projects including solo performances and recordings, teaching, writing and arranging. To learn more about the NYV individual members, pleas

Lea Salonga: Encore - Feinstein's/54 Below
May 18, 2017 - New York

After a sold-out engagement last April, Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a show The New York Times called "one of the year's most satisfying cabaret shows" and Theatermania touted as "unmissable"! Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. Salonga joins us for a record-breaking run of 15 performances this spring! Salonga is a Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon. She has also starred on Broadway in Allegiance, Les Miserables and Flower Drum Song. She has voiced two singing princesses in Disney animated films (Jasmine in Aladdin and Mulan in Mulan), appeared in both the 10th and 25th Anniversary concerts of Les Miserables, and toured the globe as a concert artist and released numerous solo recordings.

Liu Post Presents Post-Ed Notes - Feinstein's/54 Below
May 18, 2017 - New York

The best of LIU Post's Musical Theatre Program alumni take a break to come sing for you in this special evening of show tunes. Proceeds benefit the Musical Theatre Program Scholarship Fund. THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT.

The Defectives EP Release - Rockwood Music Hall
May 18, 2017 - East Village

The Defectives are a 4 piece rock & roll punk band based out of NYC. Formed by members of Avon Junkies, The Washington Riot, and more, in 2014, The Defectives is the next step for all of us.

Electric Red - Rockwood Music Hall
May 18, 2017 - East Village

David Dovo's Electric Red skillfully weaves ambient guitar loops, driving bass lines, jazz infected drums, and spoken word into funky cinematic sound-scapes that shake your body and move your mind. A composer and bass player, David also brings his background as a sound engineer to the production table allowing him to seamlessly integrate the eclectic influences in Electric Red. In his hands, spoken word pulled from vintage films cuts subversively through the deep pockets of Electric Red's grooves, relentless bass lines hold steady against improvised guitar lines and loops, and live drums and electronic beats create layered polyrhythms. This is thinking music for people who get down. This is groove for the heady set. This is Urban Experimental Lounge Noise, a new genre born of the pleasures of contrast and contradiction. In live shows, Electric Red brings various video artists and VJ's to share the stage and expand the experience. Live video sampling compliments the interplay and ...

HERE/NOW No. 8 - David H Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
May 18, 2017 - Upper West SIde

Jorma Elo's eight fearless dancers, Lynne Taylor-Corbett's intersection of light and shadow, and Peter Martins' meditative choreography share the stage with a world premiere reuniting Justin Peck with Sufjan Stevens. The indie singer/ songwriter will contribute a commissioned score for their third NYCB collaboration in less than five years.

PopGun Presents Charly Bliss - Baby's All Right
May 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

On the verge of releasing their debut full length, Charly Bliss are poised to become your new favorite band and your new best friends. 2014's Soft Serve EP combines elastic guitars and kinetic drumming with lead singer Eva Hendricks' acute and buoyant voice, making them feel like a new three dimensional idea of 90s pop rock. Live, Hendricks is part pugilist part doubledutch champion as she and the band embody the songs with reckless enthusiasm, like Pixie Stix emptied into a Jolt can. Whether it's prom, a party, or the ensuing morning hangover, Charly Bliss is the perfect accompaniment.

Cage Match NYC - Winner vs Hotel Hotel - UCB Theater - Chelsea
May 18, 2017 - New York

Welcome to the world's most dangerous Improv arena, where two mighty teams of improv gladiators will take the stage to prove who is the best of the best. Two improv teams each perform their set timed by an onstage clock, and YOU vote via secret ballot for the more dominant competitor. The team with the most votes returns as Champion the following week to face off against a new challenger. For scores, records, and stats for the current season as well as archives from the past, check out http://cage-match.com/ CageMatch is hosted by the UCBW, the UCB's own ridiculous wrestling league. Each week you'll see one REAL and intense comedy wrestling match in the ring each week featuring the stable of UCBW MegaStars. Follow along with the silly story-lines as feuds lead up to big "Pay-Per-View" Saturday night shows four times a year. Check out http://www.ucbw.info and follow http://twitter.com/UCBW on twitter!

Local Nativism - Aloft Hotel
May 18, 2017 - Long Island City

Aloft Hotel and Long Island City Arts Open present Local Nativism. Local Nativism highlights the works of eight painters from Queens who’s evolving perspectives seamlessly walk the line between objective and non-objective painting. As established inhabitants of multifaceted mediums, the simultaneous construction and deconstruction of imagery becomes an inherent byproduct of each artist and their process. During these tumultuous times Local Nativism offers us a glimpse into a practice driven lifestyle where the artist seeks refuge in fantastic explorations that are constantly in flux. A daytime music and arts festival accompanies this exhibition in the hotel’s courtyard lounge the following Saturday.

Local Nativism - Aloft Hotel
May 18, 2017 - Long Island City

Aloft Hotel and Long Island City Arts Open present Local Nativism. Local Nativism highlights the works of eight painters from Queens whose evolving perspectives seamlessly walk the line between objective and non-objective painting. As established inhabitants of multifaceted mediums, the simultaneous construction and deconstruction of imagery becomes an inherent byproduct of each artist and their process. During these tumultuous times Local Nativism offers us a glimpse into a practice driven lifestyle where the artist seeks refuge in fantastic explorations that are constantly in flux. A daytime music and arts festival accompanies this exhibition in the hotel’s courtyard lounge the following Saturday.

Local Nativism - Aloft Hotel
May 18, 2017 - Long Island City

Aloft Hotel and Long Island City Arts Open present Local Nativism. Local Nativism highlights the works of eight painters from Queens who’s evolving perspectives seamlessly walk the line between objective and non-objective painting. As established inhabitants of multifaceted mediums, the simultaneous construction and deconstruction of imagery becomes an inherent byproduct of each artist and their process. During these tumultuous times Local Nativism offers us a glimpse into a practice driven lifestyle where the artist seeks refuge in fantastic explorations that are constantly in flux. A daytime music and arts festival accompanies this exhibition in the hotel’s courtyard lounge the following Saturday.

Mike Vecchione, Dan Soder, Annie Lederman, Pete Lee, Derek Gaines, Luis J. Gomez, and More! - The Stand NYC Comedy Club
May 18, 2017 - New York

This event is 16 and over Mike has appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Comedy Central's Fresh Face Debates, and Russell Simmons Presents: Stand Up at the El Rey Theatre. Mike also had a guest appearance on the IFC hit show Z Rock. In 2010, Mike won the People's Choice Award for the New York Comedy Festival, was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing, and was selected to perform at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival (New Faces). Later that year, Mike went on to perform on the Tonight Show starring Jay Leno and shot his own Half Hour Special for Comedy Central. In 2014, Mike appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell on Comedy Central, was again a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. In 2015, Mike appeared on Conan on TBS and Inside Amy Schumer. DAN SODER Website Facebook Twitter Dan Soder Originally from Aurora, CO, Dan Soder started doing stand-up at 21 while attending the University of Arizona. After two years of playing clubs and casinos all over the southwest, Dan decided he'd had enough of extreme heat and venomous animals, so he moved to New York to get serious about stand-up. After living in New York for six years Dan has been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Conan, and appeared on Opie and Anthony. This year, you can see him on Comedy Central's The Half Hour and also see his commentary as a new cast member of MTV2's Guy Code. Annie Lederman is a talented comedian known for her hilarious regular panel appearances on Chelsea Lately and as a cast member of MTV's Girl Code. She recently appeared on Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT, was featured on The Soup Investigates, and performed on the first season of Adam Devine's House Party. She regularly tours with the likes of Jim Norton and Marc Maron. In addition to Girl Code, Annie is shooting a show for the E! network which is set to air later this summer. PETE LEE Website Facebook Twitter Pete Lee Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that's because it's impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Pete was raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, which is probably why he pursued a career in entertainment. In 2005, Pete flew to New York to make his television debut on Comedy Central's Premium Blend. That same night, he met his future wife, and she made him move to Manhattan. Soon after moving to NYC, he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer. In 2008 Pete made his network television debut performing on NBC's Last Comic Standing finishing as a semi-finalist. That same year, he made his television acting debut on the CBS Soap Opera As The World Turns, lasting two episodes! At the end of 2008 he then shot his own Comedy Central half Hour Special, which earned him a "cult" following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform over the next four years at 500 colleges across the country. In 2010 Pete began producing and editing his own shows for the Internet which led to getting his own web show on MSN.com called New York Minute:30. His web shows attracted the attention of television talent scouts and in 2012 he was hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV's Video on Trial and the NFL Network's Top 10's. In 2013, Pete was hired as a cast member on VH1's Best Week Ever, which debuted in January. If you haven't heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people. The man with the smile of a thousand angels, Derek Gaines, a California born New Jersey resident, raised a new face in the wonderful art of comedy. July 29th 1984 was the day that the Lindenwold's only campaign began. Derek started in the vicious comedy clubs of Philadelphia and than began to move around the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York) working and still working on what he would like to call the "Left field crusader show", the style of comedy that speaks to all but touches the very hearts of the Black, "can't-be-a-thug suburbanite only children" of the US. Derek trusts and believes God for this gift he has been given and just wants to bring it back for the people. "Progress and not peril" is his motto and he plans to take that with him through every stage of his career. Luis J. Gomez is a stand up comedian, actor, and radio personality based out of New York City. He's been featured on NBC's "Last Comic Standing", AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live", and MTV2's "Guy Code". Luis currently hosts "The Countdown" on Sirius XM's RUSH channel 93 alongside UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping and has made regular appearances on The Bennington Show, The Anthony Cumia Show, and UFC Unfiltered. Recently, Luis performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and was named a "breakout performer" by Time Out NY. Luis also hosts the wildly popular Legion of Skanks Podcast with his best friends and fellow comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Dave Smith.

Moulin Rouge Party - Maple
May 18, 2017 - New York

ATTENTION CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION!!! Come celebrate the 16th Anniversary of Baz Luhrmann's epic musical masterpiece Moulin Rouge! Get ready to Can Can, hunkadola, tango, sing, and drink the night away to a very special party that is bound to be SPECTACULAR, SPECTACULAR! Dress as your favorite character from the film, or a Can Can dancer, a courtesan, a fire eater, etc. There will be many ways to win prizes including trivia and a costume contest. Come what may, it'll be an unforgettable night!

Don Quixote - Metropolitan Opera House
Through May 18, 2017 - Manhattan

The knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming "amour" in Cervantes's sweeping tale of romance and chivalry. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks.

Gypsies: Dance Traditions from India to Spain - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
May 18, 2017 - New York

This dance production charts the journey of Gypsy dance across the globe, from India to Spain. Celebrated choreographer Tatyana Popova combines elements of many dance traditions, including ballet, Bharatanatyam, Kathak and flamenco, to sculpt the essence of human relationships and represent the fruitful co-existence of multiple cultures.

Spank - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 18, 2017 - New York

See two brand new sketch or solo shows birthed right before your eyes. These shows have never been performed on the UCBT stage before. And just like children, some may be good and some may be bad, but somebody out there loves them just the same. It's comedy just out of the womb. Come on, you know you need a spanking. Want to perform your sketch or solo show at SPANK? Check out the UCB Theatre FAQ: https://chelsea.ucbtheatre.com/faq for submission guidelines

Spank - Why?: A Reverse Christmas Carol / The Heir of Kardashian Manor - UCB Theater - Chelsea
May 18, 2017 - New York

See two brand new sketch or solo shows birthed right before your eyes. These shows have never been performed on the UCBT stage before. And just like children, some may be good and some may be bad, but somebody out there loves them just the same. It's comedy just out of the womb. Come on, you know you need a spanking. Want to perform your sketch or solo show at SPANK? Check out the UCB Theatre FAQ: https://chelsea.ucbtheatre.com/faq for submission guidelines

Gersenality + Rumpleteaser: Musical Improv - UCB Theater - Chelsea
May 18, 2017 - New York

If you Google the last name "Gersen", musical comedian Eric Gersen does not come up on the first page of results. This wouldn't be that big of a deal if it weren't for that fact that some of the people who DO show up include: a failed meth dealer, an obscure sci-fi protagonist, and Eric's actual brother. Watch as Eric tries to rectify this gross oversight and get on the first page of results by doing the most difficult task imaginable - performing 25 to 30 minutes of scripted comedy (almost) by himself Rumpleteaser: Musical Improv Cast Come watch a group of improvisers create a brand new musical right before your eyes! Everything will be made up on the spot - from the dance to the music to the lyrics. They'll take you to a whole new world and all that jazz. Anything goes! Xanadu.

The Daily Show Writers: a Non-Daily Show - UCB Theater - Chelsea
May 18, 2017 - New York

The writers of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah take a break from working dildos into political commentary to do an improvised show based on audience suggestions. Featuring: Chad Carter Jimmy Donn Hallie Haglund Matt Koff Zhubin Parang Sebastian DiNatale Eliza Cossio

Kyung Wha Chung, Violin - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
May 18, 2017 - New York City

Violinist Kyung Wha Chung is a winner of the Leventritt Competition on the Carnegie Hall stage exactly 50 years ago. She returns to Carnegie Hall to perform the complete solo sonatas and partitas of J.S. Bach in a single evening. Recently signed to Warner Classics following recovery from a finger injury, Ms. Chung made her first recording of Bach's sonatas and partitas as her initial release for the label last fall.

Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble - Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
May 18, 2017 - New York

Performers Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble

Duke Lgbt Singers - Don't Tell Mama
May 18, 2017 - New York

DUKE LGBT Singers Vocal Group $15.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating from 6:30pm Approximate running time: 2 hours

The Q - Don't Tell Mama
May 18, 2017 - New York

Talk & Variety Show $7.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating fromn 6:30pm Approximate running time: 70 minutes The Q debuts at Don't Tell Mama's this May. Joseph Macchia producer and creator is bringing back his talk show The Q to midtown. Joining Joseph on the panel will be Thomas Dieter and Shawn Moninger. There has been The View, The Chew and The Talk but nothing like The Q ...and it's hosted by all gay men who vary in interests, abilities and backgrounds. There's the Long Islander with a leathery past, the free-spirited southern boy with a thing for attention, and the reverend who knows a thing or two about what's GOOD. They sing, they joke, they talk, and they're up for most anything. Special guests to include singers and musicians, comics and writers, florists and sex-toy store owners, among others. Specialty Topics and more to be discussed.

Yankees vs. Royals - Yankee Stadium
May 18, 2017 - Bronx

Rose Studio Concert - Lincoln Center
May 18, 2017 - New York

At the core of chamber music lies the intimate connection between musician and listener, and the Rose Studio Concerts embody this spirit. Enjoy classics and novelties of the chamber repertoire presented in a traditional concert setting. Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 "Métamorphoses nocturnes" (1953-54) Mozart Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 515 (1787)

Rajeev Taranath - David Rubenstein Atrium
May 18, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Atrium 360° Join us for a captivating evening of raga with one of the world's foremost exponents of the sarod (North Indian lute). A distinguished disciple of Ali Akbar Khan, Rajeev Taranath's performances masterfully combine the depth and rigor of the tradition of Hindustani classical music with inspired imagination and emotional intensity. Hailed as a prodigy in Hindustani music, he was trained by his father Pandit Taranath and other eminent musicians, and was a concert and radio artist before age 20. Rajeev has toured extensively throughout the world. He has also composed music for several nationally and internationally honored Indian films, and is the recipient of the Indian Government's highest award in the arts, the Sangeet Natak Academi Award. For this concert, he will be joined by Udayraj Karpur on tabla.

Late Night Rose - Lincoln Center
May 18, 2017 - Manhattan

At the core of chamber music lies the intimate connection between musician and listener, and Late Night Rose concerts embody this spirit. Enjoy classics and novelties of the chamber repertoire in a cabaret-style setting, a complimentary glass of wine, and engaging commentary. Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 "Métamorphoses nocturnes" (1953-54) Mozart Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 515 (1787)

7 Crown Presents - Drom
May 18, 2017 - New York

PopGun Presents: Recloose, Mike Terra - House of Yes
Through May 18, 2017 -

PopGun is proud to welcome Recloose & Mike Terra to the House of Yes! Join us for a free night of dancing with these talented artists. Recloose was born Matthew Chicoine in Detroit, he famously met techno artist Carl Craig here via a demo tape slipped into a sandwich while working at the Russell Street Deli in 1997. He released his debut EP 'So This Is The Dining Room' in 1998 and followed up with the 'Spelunking' EP in 1999 on Craig's Planet E label, which were both re-issued via Rush Hour. Four full length albums followed for Planet E, Peacefrog, Octave Lab & Sonar Kollektiv. After relocating to New Zealand for some time, Recloose then settled in Brooklyn. His recent releases include EPs for Jimpster's Delusions Of Grandeur label and Will Saul's Aus music - where he released his latest record this year. Mike Terra is a New York City local with very strong DJ skills and an appreciation for vinyl. Mike knows the pulse of the city's underground as well as anyone that you will meet. His DJ style is perfectly tailored to set the stage for Recloose and we are honored to have both these experienced DJs onboard. 21+ | No Re-Entry Behave with beauty, connect with intention. We are obsessed with CONSENT. Always ASK before touching anyone in our House. Anyone who cannot follow this simple rule will be escorted to the sidewalk. ::::::: Community and Accessibility ::::::: This is a space for everyone to feel welcome and loved. Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia will not be tolerated at our House. All entrances and spaces within the venue are single-level and handicap accessible. There are stairs leading to the upper portions of the stage, for those who wish to dance in the spotlight. Gender neutral bathrooms are easily located in the main room.

Spring Jam 2017 - Cutting Room
May 18, 2017 - New York

Performances by G. Love, Little Kids Rock students and more!

Temples Lo Moon - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Through May 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

This event is 18 and over Melodies seem to come effortlessly for Temples, the English four-piece comprised of James Bagshaw (vocals, guitar), Tom Warmsley (bass, backing vocals), Sam Toms (drums) and Adam Smith (keys). Their debut album, Sun Structures, was a Top 10 UK debut, named Rough Trade's "Album of the Year" for 2014. They played The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and festivals including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Primavera Sound, Lollapalooza, amongst many others. All the elements people loved with that record remain intact on Volcano, but this time around, there's a noticeable evolution presented from the outset. There are sun-dazed numbers and lysergic dream-pop songs and those where synth and mellotron interweave to beguiling effect. Entirely self-produced and written by all four members of the band, Volcano is the sound of Temples squaring up to their potential."

Ty Segall - Warsaw
May 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

Live Jazz Band at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
May 18, 2017 - New York

Join us for a glass of wine while we sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds of live jazz.

Live Acoustic at Arlo NoMad - Arlo NoMad
May 18, 2017 - New York

Enjoy live acoustic guitar and vocals by the talented local artists. Catch the performance Thursdays at BARlo cocktail lounge.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: New Science, New Solutions: Preparing for the Next Pandemic - American Museum of Natural History
May 18, 2017 - New York

New Science, New Solutions: Preparing for the Next Pandemic Thursday, May 18, 7pm $15 ($13.50 seniors, students); $12 members Pandemics represent a real threat to public health and security. Whether caused by natural diseases to bioterrorism these threats are on the rise – are we ready? From Zombie task forces to rapid response training how will our cities prepare for the next pandemic. Panel: Don Weiss, Tom Frieden, Laurie Garrett, Wafaa El-Sadr, Mark Siddall Moderator: Ray Suarez For more information, visit: http://www.amnh.org/calendar/new-science-new-solutions-preparing-for-the-next-pandemic This lecture is generously supported by the Abel Shafer Public Program Fund, a fund created by the Arlene B. Coffey Trust to honor the memory of Abel Shafer.

Tony Moreno - 55 Bar
May 18, 2017 - New York

Axel Tosca Trio - Zinc Bar
May 18, 2017 - New York

It was a fore gone conclusion, that Pianist, Composer, Producer, Arranger Axel Tosca Laugart, was destine to be a musician. Born in Cuba to Cuban singer/folkloric songwriter Albert Tosca, and world renown Cuban vocalist Xiomara Laugart, his musical influences were everywhere, and his fate was sealed. His first interest was the guitar, but by the age of 7 he found his calling with the piano. Studying diligently under the guidance of Miriam Valdez, who is the sister of pianist/virtuoso Chucho Valdez, and Rosa Marie Talon, Axel's technique and style started to evolve. He began his formal training at the prestigious Paulita Concepcion Elementary School of Music and graduated as a teenager from the equally well known Amadeo Roldan Provincial School Of Music. In between at the age of 15,Axel immersed himself in the revolutionary Timba and the Hip Hop music scenes of Havana, which resulted in him performing with the legendary Quest Love and the Roots. In 2005 on the advice of Timbalero Amadito Valdez of the Buena Vista Social Club, Axel decided to move to the United States, as part of the world touring company of "Havana Nights", that performed in Las Vegas for two consecutive years. During his time in Las Vegas, Axel was spotted by George Clinton of Parliament/Funkedelic, and was asked to rehearse with the band, which resulted in Axel performing with P-Funk in Washington DC on December 31, 2007, and B.B. Kings in New York City shortly thereafter. When he relocated to New York City in 2009, Axel was awarded a scholarship to finish his Bachelor's Degree in Music at the New School Of Contemporary Jazz/Parsons University. During that time, he started his first band, (U)nity, with drummer Amaury Acosta. (U)nity has been together for 7 years, which produced two albums; "Peace, Love, and Music and "(U)nity Is Power". He also produced two of his mothers solo albums, "La Voz" and "Tears And Rumba" HIs debut release as a leader "AXEL TOSCA" is available on ALFI Records.

Heist Showcase: Detroit Swindle, Adesse Versions, Frits Wentink - Schimanski
May 18, 2017 - New York

Detroit Swindle Doors 10pm / 21+ to enter / 718.486.2299 Heist Records brings all the guys to town for this special showcase. Detroit Swindle, Adesse Versions, and Frits Wentink. Groovy house music at it's finest.

Ben Cassara Quintet - Jazz at Kitano
May 18, 2017 - New York

Ben Cassara - Vocals Scott Robinson- Sax Addison Fri - Piano Iris Ornig – Bass Ronen Itzik - Drums $17 Cover + $20 Minimum

Mihali (Of Twiddle) - Rough Trade NYC
May 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

Kgb: Drunken Careening Writers - 'from the Newsroom' - KGB Bar
May 18, 2017 - New York

John Batteiger claims Cleveland, Ohio, as his hometown. For reasons that no longer seem very smart, he pursued a career in journalism, and in 35 years has worked as a police beat, city hall and consumer affairs reporter, copy editor, technology editor, and wire editor. He spent 20 years in San Francisco before coming back east to New York in 2013. He works as an editor at The New York Times News Service. Since 19 something or other, John Deiner has been plodding through his journalism career—the majority of which was spent as a travel editor at The Washington Post. There, he learned that the best way to learn about a place was to do stupid crap, from licking roadside glacial shards in Iceland to visiting Death Valley in late July. Today, he's a content strategist at Google, which he uses on occasion to dig up his old articles. Michael Hunt is an award-winning sportswriter and sports columnist who has written for newspapers in the Southeast and the Midwest, including more than 10 years as the lead sports columnist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He's covered the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, Olympic Games, Super Bowls, World Series, Final Fours, NBA Finals, MLB All-Star Games, NBA All-Star Games and Stanley Cup Finals.

Kgb: Drunken Careening Writers - 'from the Newsroom' - KGB Bar
May 18, 2017 - New York

John Batteiger claims Cleveland, Ohio, as his hometown. For reasons that no longer seem very smart, he pursued a career in journalism, and in 35 years has worked as a police beat, city hall and consumer affairs reporter, copy editor, technology editor, and wire editor. He spent 20 years in San Francisco before coming back east to New York in 2013. He works as an editor at The New York Times News Service. Since 19 something or other, John Deiner has been plodding through his journalism career—the majority of which was spent as a travel editor at The Washington Post. There, he learned that the best way to learn about a place was to do stupid crap, from licking roadside glacial shards in Iceland to visiting Death Valley in late July. Today, he's a content strategist at Google, which he uses on occasion to dig up his old articles. Michael Hunt is an award-winning sportswriter and sports columnist who has written for newspapers in the Southeast and the Midwest, including more than 10 years as the lead sports columnist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He's covered the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, Olympic Games, Super Bowls, World Series, Final Fours, NBA Finals, MLB All-Star Games, NBA All-Star Games and Stanley Cup Finals.

Rr: Town Street Criers - KGB Bar
May 18, 2017 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. As usual there will be guest musicians, and also a full set of songs from Jon Patrick Walker, who will be backed by the band.

Rr: Town Street Criers - KGB Bar
May 18, 2017 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. As usual there will be guest musicians, and also a full set of songs from Jon Patrick Walker, who will be backed by the band.

Rr: Tale Storytelling Series - KGB Bar
May 18, 2017 - New York

$7. Two drink minimum. The legendary TALE returns with NYC's finest storytelling – featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, The Nation, and HBO… No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes – just the best in NYC's pro-storytelling! And we have one hell of a goddamn (note swearing) fine lineup: Jena Freedman (Daily Show) Harmon Leon (Vice) Boris Khaykin (UCB) Adam Selbst (The Moth) Vanessa Valario (Singleling) Music by Elana Simon Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-34299059410

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors - Irving Plaza
May 18, 2017 - New York

Featuring: Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Joe Purdy Show Info: Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors Support: Joe Purdy Special Offers: Exclusive Neighborhood VIP experience, VIP Balcony Ticket GA standing room & VIP options available. VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster. Please note this does NOT include a M&G. Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. 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. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! Click here to sign up! Follow us on our socials! Facebook: /IrvingPlaza Twitter: @IrvingPlaza Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Snapchat: IrvingPlazaNYC Music has always had a medicinal quality to me, and that's why I started writing songs and touring in the first place. I first needed the medicine when I was seventeen. I lost a brother that summer, 1999. He was a great kid, lived life from the view of a wheelchair, and was gone without warning a few days before his 14th birthday. I took lots of medicine, from Radiohead and Bob Dylan, from Pearl Jam and Otis Redding, fromBob Marley to The Temptations, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Rage Against the Machine. I played the guitar in my bedroom, learned songs I loved, sang along in my car alone or with a friend. A year later I went to college in Knoxville and I became an addict. I was introduced to the medicine of Patty Griffin, Whiskeytown, Springsteen, Tom Waits, The Jayhawks,Wilco, Beck and hundreds more that could fill pages. I went and saw their shows and played their records over and over and over. The honesty, the intellect, the stories, the raw emotion, the rhythm, the vulnerability; it all made me feel like I was not alone. Somewhere in those late college years, I started writing songs, at first feeble attempts, but it grew and grew, and I got better and better. I booked shows, I made myself vulnerable and stood onstage and sang earnest songs about love and joy, pain and tragedy. I convinced myself that making medicine was something I could take a swing at. After graduating, over a cup of coffee, I asked my dentist father what he thought about my dream, and he asked me one question, "Are you going to work hard at that?" "Yes sir." I replied. "Well let's go to the guitar shop and I'll buy you the best one I can afford." I hit the road, and I hit it hard. I found a band of agile, competent musicians whose musical library is vast and deep and demanding. Along the way, I married the girl I always wanted. She quit her teaching job and joined the band, toured with us for seven great years. We made several records, and spent the majority of the last decade on the road. We have toured with artists like the Avett Brothers, John Hiatt, Needtobreathe, and a host of other kindred souls. We have sold out our own shows in places from Chicago to Austin, LA to New York, London to Denver, on stages we never dreamed we would play, and selling over 100,000 records in the process, all while staying independent. Our music is simple and heartfelt, built to inhabit people's day to day lives, like so many of the records I have loved over the long haul in my own life. Medicine is by far the best music we have ever made. When I played it for a respected friend, I asked, "What do you think?" The response was, "It sounds like it's always been there." More than anything else, Medicine is born out of the stories we are told. The email from a fan who was on the verge on suicide but our song gave her glimmer of hope to keep hanging on. The story by the bus of fans who danced their first dance to another one of our songs. The mom who sings our music to her kids before they go to sleep, begging for peace and health and a happy life. The people who dance in the back of the rock club and have a moment of joy in a world of suffering. We only hope to add to the soundtrack, in the same way that all those artists and bands have done for me. Making medicine...

Roseanne Spradlin : Embodying Embryology - New York Live Arts
May 18, 2017 - New York

Body-mind centering® study group led by RoseAnne Spradlin Our development never stops, we are continually evolving, unspooling our potential. How can the body organize itself for dance from this knowledge, this place? Classes will involve individual explorations led by RoseAnne, grounded in the BMC® embryological work. There will also be time for individual and group improvisation and group experience and discussions. No previous experience with the BMC® work is necessary.

R. Kelly - The Theatre at Westbury
May 18, 2017 - Westbury

Performed in the Full Round Everyone needs a ticket regardless of Age Interested in VIP Membership and Premium Seating for our events? For information please call 516-247-5211 Members get the best seats!

Happy Hour Karaoke with Benjamin Easton! - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 18, 2017 - New York

Start your Thursday evening off with a whizz-bang at Happy Hour Piano Karaoke — hosted by Benjamin Easton. Benjamin Easton is a pianist and arranger based in New York City. Easton is co-bandleader of The Academy Blues Project, a multi-genre group begun in 2012. ABP's newest record, Upwelling, was released in April of this year. When not tickling ivories — or hosting piano karaoke at YOUR next private soiree — you may find Ben crosswording, cycling through the boroughs, or listening to Odessey & Oracle on repeat.

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 18, 2017 - New York

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me Another.

Metropolitan Opera - Don Quixote
May 19, 2017 - New York

The knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming “amour” in Cervantes’s sweeping tale of romance and chivalry. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks.

'Seussical the Musical' - St. George Theatre
May 19, 2017 - Staten Island

A little boys’ big imagination is the subject of a story told by The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz and many other Dr. Seuss favorites. The performance runs for one hour, followed by a meet and greet with the cast in the lobby.

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) - The Exterminating Angel
May 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

“A macabre comedy, a mordant view of human nature that suggests we harbor savage instincts and unspeakable secrets.” —Roger Ebert Cinema’s arch-provocateur, Luis Buñuel, unleashes a wickedly funny satire of upper-crust social rituals. A genteel dinner party in an opulent mansion descends into chaos when guests become convinced they are unable to leave. As all order breaks down, the situation spirals into increasingly absurdist realms, with roaming sheep, a live bear, and a crawling, disembodied hand among the surreal sights.

The xx - Forest Hills Stadium
May 19, 2017 - Forest Hills

English band The xx celebrate their third release, I'll See You, embarking on a North American tour. Tickets go on sale Jan. 13.

Zakk Sabbath - Gramercy Theatre
May 19, 2017 - New York

Ty Segall - Warsaw
Through May 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

I Love The 90s w/ The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air - Le Poisson Rouge
May 19, 2017 - New York

The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air are bringing back all of the slammin' hits you listened to on your walkman from TLC to Third Eye Blind. If your first crush was the Pink Power Ranger or you're looking for an excuse to throw on your jellies, the I Love The 90s Show at Le Poisson Rouge is where it's at – DUH! So whether you're an New York City OG or just cruisin' through, come bump and grind with the freshest kids in the city!

Lost Jazz Shrines Remembering Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers & Mikell's Jazz Club - Tribeca Performing Arts Center
May 19, 2017 - Tribeca

After graduating from the University of Miami in 1975, Watson moved to New York City and joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, which served as the ultimate postgraduate school for ambitious young players. He performed with the Jazz Messengers from 1977 to 1981, eventually becoming the musical director for the group. Watson became a sought after musician, working along the way with a number of distinguished and stylistically varied vocalists. Later Watson started the first edition of Horizon, an acoustic quintet modeled after the Jazz Messengers but with its own slightly more modern twist. A resident of New York for most of his professional life, Watson served as a member of the adjunct faculty and taught saxophone privately at William Paterson University and the Manhattan School of Music. He is currently involved with the Thelonious Monk Institute's yearly "Jazz in America" high school outreach program. Scheduled to perform: Brian Lynch (trumpet) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Bob Watson (alto saxophone) Johnny O'Neal (piano) Essiet Essiet (bass) Ralph Peterson (drums) Subject to change.

GLAD: The Music of Traffic - Highline Ballroom
May 19, 2017 - New York

A night of music devoted to the groundbreaking group that blew open the conventions of Rock with their influences of Jazz, Folk & Progressive Rock. Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason & Chris Wood's visionary band remains as relevant, rocking and fresh today, as it was in its 1967 inception. Musicians Mark Rivera, Jeff Kazee & Rich Pagano—bandmates & sidemen to many of the largest names in Rock (Billy Joel, Ringo Starr, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, to name just a few)—are excited to share their passion for the music of Traffic, with a setlist that features such classics as: Freedom Rider, Dear Mr. Fantasy, The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys, Empty Pages, and Pearly Queen—plus some deep cuts and other Traffic-related material that'd make any Rock-loving fan swerve the car. Mark notes, "It's been a dream of mine to perform this incredible music—a band, whose records I grew up spinning endlessly—with my good friends Jeff and Rich, who just happen to share the same love for all things Traffic." Get out of your car—and into the Traffic.

Gil Evans Birthday Celebration featuring the Gil Evans Orchestra with Special Guests - The Bar Downstairs
May 19, 2017 - New York

he Gil Evans Birthday Celebration, featuring the Gil Evans Orchestra led by Miles Evans. Kenwood Dennard Drums Mark Egan Bass Gil Goldstein Keys Pete Levin Keys Miles Evans Trumpet Shunzo Ohno Trumpet Alex Sipiagin Trumpet David Bargeron Trombone David Taylor Bass Trombone John Clark French Horn Chris Hunter Alto Sax Alex Foster Tenor Sax Alden Banta Bari Sax Rob Scheps Woodwinds.

Stanley Jordan Trio - Iridium
Through May 19, 2017 - 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. Key to Jordan's fast-track acclaim was his mastery of a special technique on the guitar's fretboard. Instead of conventional strumming and picking, Jordan's innovative "touch technique" is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. While a handful of other players were using similar techniques, Stanley's fluid, multi-layered textures and sheer virtuosity raised the bar for excellence. But his technique, though impressive, is always a means to a musical end. His music is imbued with a warmth and sensitivity that has captured the imagination of listeners worldwide. A classically trained pianist before playing guitar, Jordan wanted greater freedom in voicing chords on his guitar, so he applied piano principles to do so. Jordan's touch technique allows the guitarist to play melody and chords simultaneously with an unprecedented level of independence. It also allows Jordan to play simultaneously on two different guitars, or even on guitar and piano. He says that "I think of it as a single instrument, but one with a wide range of tonal colors—that's why I do it." www.stanleyjordan.com

Stanley Jordan Trio - Iridium
Through May 19, 2017 - 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. Key to Jordan's fast-track acclaim was his mastery of a special technique on the guitar's fretboard. Instead of conventional strumming and picking, Jordan's innovative "touch technique" is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. While a handful of other players were using similar techniques, Stanley's fluid, multi-layered textures and sheer virtuosity raised the bar for excellence. But his technique, though impressive, is always a means to a musical end. His music is imbued with a warmth and sensitivity that has captured the imagination of listeners worldwide. A classically trained pianist before playing guitar, Jordan wanted greater freedom in voicing chords on his guitar, so he applied piano principles to do so. Jordan's touch technique allows the guitarist to play melody and chords simultaneously with an unprecedented level of independence. It also allows Jordan to play simultaneously on two different guitars, or even on guitar and piano. He says that "I think of it as a single instrument, but one with a wide range of tonal colors—that's why I do it." www.stanleyjordan.com

Stanley Jordan Trio - Iridium
Through May 19, 2017 - 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. Key to Jordan's fast-track acclaim was his mastery of a special technique on the guitar's fretboard. Instead of conventional strumming and picking, Jordan's innovative "touch technique" is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. While a handful of other players were using similar techniques, Stanley's fluid, multi-layered textures and sheer virtuosity raised the bar for excellence. But his technique, though impressive, is always a means to a musical end. His music is imbued with a warmth and sensitivity that has captured the imagination of listeners worldwide. A classically trained pianist before playing guitar, Jordan wanted greater freedom in voicing chords on his guitar, so he applied piano principles to do so. Jordan's touch technique allows the guitarist to play melody and chords simultaneously with an unprecedented level of independence. It also allows Jordan to play simultaneously on two different guitars, or even on guitar and piano. He says that "I think of it as a single instrument, but one with a wide range of tonal colors—that's why I do it." www.stanleyjordan.com

ArtsBash 2017 - ArtsWestchester
May 19, 2017 - White Plains

An unforgettable evening featuring food from 30+ top area restaurants, "From the Streets," a spring art exhibition and open artist studios throughout ArtsWestchester's 9-floor historic landmark building in downtown White Plains.

Michael Powers Frequency - Terra Blues
May 19, 2017 - New York

Saron Crenshaw Trio - Terra Blues
May 19, 2017 - New York

Kim Canzani - Metropolitan Room
May 19, 2017 - New York

Kim Canzani "State of Mind III – It's Always Something...." Kim Canzani returns to the Metropolitan Room with a new show about her ever challenging and inspiring life's lessons. Join her as she continues her series "State of Mind" and sings her way through life's lemons to the sweet lemonade. Kim graduated from Adelphi University with a BA in Theatre. She sang her way across New York City then made her home in corporate America. Kim is a devout New Yorker and has lived in the city for 27 years. She loves animals, traveling, shopping, running, parties, music and the NY Yankees.

Dorothy Bishop - Metropolitan Room
May 19, 2017 - New York

The Dozen Divas Show starring Dorothy Bishop. Nominated By Broadway World For Best Nyc Musical Comedy Cabaret Show 2013!!! "12 Divas wrapped up into one dynamite package! Dorothy lovingly sends up a fully costumed, vocally brilliant tribute to the worlds greatest singing icons from Cher to Adele. This show never disappoints!" Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, Dolly Parton, even Joan Rivers - all in one night! "Bishop has an incredible ability to get an audience going and can achieve one of the most difficult tasks as a performer… get full on participation from the crowd!" --NY POST The Vocal range of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland to Stevie Nicks and Adele, The comedic chops of Madeline Kahn and Judy Tenuta, The glamour of Cher and Marlene Dietrich, the sex appeal and cheeky humor of Dolly Parton and Mae West. Dorothy Bishop is a hilarious Diva Impersonator Extraordinaire! Dorothy Bishop was a Nationally Televised Finalist on Americas Got Talent Season Four! She has performed her imposter show all over the world, in clubs, cruise ships and corporate events as well as appearances at Carnegie Hall, Broadway National Tours, and at Lincoln Center. She is completely interactive with your audience and does full costume changes with beautiful classy tasteful costumes and wigs from the best designers in New York. "Dorothy Bishop has New York in Stitches" --New York Post "Dorothy Bishop is a triple threat! Part singer, part entertainer, part vocalist, she has the rare gift of holding an audience spell bound as she morphs her voice and persona into some of the worlds most iconic singers." Dorothy Bishop has been a top headline act all over the world with her Pop Opera show - Viva La Diva! She headlined with Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, Norwegian, and most recently Princess World Cruises 2012. She has been a soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Joes Pub, and co-starred in the Broadway National Tour of Master Class Starring Faye Dunaway. Dorothy's finely trained vocals and years of professional experience will provide your event with unforgettable world class entertainment.

Electric Feel Dance Party! - The Bowery Electric
May 19, 2017 - New York

New York Cares 13th Annual Soiree - The Bowery Hotel Terrace
May 19, 2017 - New York

Now in its thirteenth year, the New York Cares 13th Annual Soirée is a 21 and over, swanky cocktail party and fundraiser taking place on Friday, May 19th from 8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. at The Bowery Hotel Terrace, 335 Bowery, located at 3rd Street, in Manhattan. Hosted by New York Cares’ young professionals committee, the Rising Leaders Council, the event is set to raise an impressive $175,000 in support of New York Cares’ year-round programming. This year the Soiree is honoring Scott Silverstein, Leasing Manager at Equity Office, as this year’s Spirit of Service recipient. The event features a full open bar, delicious tastings and desserts from New York City’s top restaurants, dancing and entertainment, a silent auction and mystery raffle. Featured restaurants include: Ho’Brah Tacos, OddFellows Ice Cream Co., The Marshal, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, and more. Tickets start at $145 at NewYorkCares.org/Soiree. The Soiree’s goal is to allocate all proceeds to support programming to improve education, meet immediate needs, and revitalize public spaces. New York Cares is the largest volunteer network in the city. Last year, 64,000 New Yorkers made the city a better place by volunteering in New York Cares programs at over 1,300 nonprofits and schools – improving education, meeting immediate needs, and revitalizing public spaces. For more information, visit newyorkcares.org.

Gymnastics Kids Night Out - 92 Street Y
May 19, 2017 - Upper East Side

Gymnastics coaches lead a fun-filled evening of gymnastics, playtime, races, games, arts and crafts, dance, singing, pizza and more. Ages 4-13.

New York City Ballet: Here/Now Festival - Lincoln Center, David H. Koch Theater
Through May 19, 2017 - Upper West Side

For serious ballet fans this festival is a must-see. It features 43 ballets from 22 choreographers. Experience three decades of contemporary choreography commissioned by NYCB in ten, specially curated performances.

Freeport Community Band Concert - Freeport Memorial Library
May 19, 2017 - Freeport

Join the Singles Association of Long Island for the concert. Social gathering afterwards at the Freeport Diner, West Merrick Road, Freeport. RSVP by 5/17.

Girls + Boys Ferry Corsten (DJ Set), Alex English, Dali, Hiyawatha - Webster Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

Saved By The 90s with The Bayside Tigers! and DJ Suga Ray - Webster Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

Girls + Boys Ferry Corsten (DJ Set), Alex English, Dali, Hiyawatha - Webster Hall
May 19, 2017 -

Girls + Boys (Dance) Ferry Corsten (Dance) Alex English (Dance) Dali (House) Hiyawatha (House)

Saved By The 90s with The Bayside Tigers! and DJ Suga Ray - The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
May 19, 2017 - New York

Saved By The 90s (Pop) DJ Suga Ray (Music) Ray's multitalented abilities, fast record flipping and his standout live remixes have made him a stand out amongst a city overflowing with record spinning personalities. Ray's comfort with all musical genres, his impressive skills and easy spirit led to more with weekly gigs at various trendy clubs and top lounges throughout the nation, and by 2007 DJ Suga Ray was also booking recurring and resident gigs for major corporations, such as HBO, Google, and the W Hotels. The Bayside Tigers (Alternative Rock)

Icons & Innovators: Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood - The Greene Space
May 19, 2017 - New York

In the tradition of legendary artists and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Love and Basketball," "Beyond the Lights," "The Secret Life of Bees") and her husband, writer/director Reggie Rock Bythewood ("Get on the Bus," "Dancing in September"), have created ground-breaking films that explore the universal themes of love, loss, ambition and longing through the lens of the contemporary African-American experience. Their latest joint project is the limited series "Shots Fired" on Fox, which examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, providing an explosive autopsy of our criminal justice system. Susan Fales-Hill hosts the young auteurs to discuss their decades-long artistic collaboration and the role of film and television in addressing the racial chasm in America today and the state of social justice. About Icons & Innovators Author and award-winning television writer and producer Susan Fales-Hill hosts a series of in-depth interviews in The Greene Space with groundbreaking thinkers and artists whose work has shaped our cultural landscape — as well as the next generation who will define its future.

Movie Matinee: 'Hacksaw Ridge' - Floral Park Public Library
May 19, 2017 - Floral Park

This film is the true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing a gun. As an army medic, he was the only soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. Stars Academy Award nominated actor Andrew Garfield. Rated R. 139 mins.

Linda Loves Bingo - Le Poisson Rouge
May 19, 2017 - New York

I Love The 90s w/ The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air - Le Poisson Rouge
May 19, 2017 - New York

STEM Expo - New York Hall of Science
May 19, 2017 - Corona

Explore summer academic and internship opportunities in STEM, witness interactive science demonstrations, listen to music, explore the museum after dark, and enjoy a taste of Queens. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. The STEM Career Expo is free and open to students ages 12 and older and their families. Be sure to RSVP and beat the line. More than 20 community partners and colleges will inspire, give advice, and provide opportunities for youth. Participating organizations include: Hunter College Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Seeds Scholars Generation Code Explainer TV The SimpleBiologist SUNY Maritime College MakerState CoderDojo NYC Per Scholas …

Teen Digital Media Lab - Museum of the Moving Image
Through May 19, 2017 - Astoria

Want to create videos starring fun and interesting objects? We will create characters made up of random objects and animate them. Here is an example for inspiration! Teen Digital Media Lab is a series of free design jams just for teens. These events are a unique opportunity to get exclusive access to the Museum, to share in your favorite kinds of media-making, or to experiment with something new. We work with everything from vintage arcade games to web-based hacking tools as we explore the Museum's collection in fun and innovative ways. All levels of experience are welcome. Plus, there’s pizza.

Gospel Workshops International, Inc. Presents 'A Gospel Extravaganza' - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
May 19, 2017 - Rockville Centre

Timothy Riley, Founder and President of Gospel Workshops International, a (501c3 non-profit organization) and Gregory Kelly, Vice President, have brought together some of the tri-state area's finest gospel groups to give you an evening you won't soon forget.  Featuring: * "Best of Harlem Gospel",  an International gospel touring and indie recording group, who just returned from European Tour under the direction of Gregory Kelly. *"Ernest Billups & Tribe of Levi" a group of young people dedicated to bringing a genuine, heartfelt, worship and praise type of atmosphere and experience to every performance venue they are invited to. *The "Wednesday Sings! Mama Foundation for the Arts Choir", an enthusiastic and uplifting group of singers based in Harlem that touch the hearts of every person in the audience. This is the same "Mama Foundation for the Arts" organization that won an Emmy for their "Gospel for Teens" choir appearing on the TV show "60 minutes". * "Vincent Bohanan and The Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir", Long Island's very own Indie Gospel recording artist, that has made his mark on the gospel music industry with his international hit "He Reigns".  Get ready for an unforgettable evening of authentic gospel music that embraces people from all walks of life, both young and old! You'll never be the same again after this foot stomping, hand clapping, experience of a lifetime. 

Future Beats Fridays with Dj Grumby - Pianos
May 19, 2017 - New York

The Jaguar Club - Pianos
May 19, 2017 - New York

The Us Americans - Pianos
May 19, 2017 - New York

Sharp Violet - Pianos
May 19, 2017 - New York

Phil from Accounting - Pianos
May 19, 2017 - New York

Muddy Belle - Pianos
May 19, 2017 - New York

RHYMES WITH OPERA PRESENTS COPING MECHANISMS - Bank Street Theater
May 19, 2017 - New York

Rhymes With Opera concludes the 16-17 season with founding member Bonnie Lander's improvisatory opera Coping Mechanisms, in which our ensemble of singers create their own narrative, textures, characters, and vocalizations, focusing on our need for both privacy and communication in modern society. The performers define their space and characters through music and action, while also coping with the inability to control each person's boundaries from the others – both physically and sonically. Coping Mechanisms explores how individuals create personal spaces while simultaneously longing for community and connection, which can potentially threaten the sanctity of these very spaces.

LOST/NOT FOUND - The Garret at Fort Washington Collegiate
Through May 19, 2017 - New York

Presented by UP Theater Company Directed by Alex Keegan Three desperate twenty-somethings from Washington Heights "rescue" a missing girl and detain her, while the growing reward for her return offers visions of riches. What they learn about themselves, however, may prove to be the more valuable bounty as events take a dark turn.

Global Mashup #5: Thailand Meets Tahiti - Flushing Town Hall
May 19, 2017 - Flushing

A mash up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Deum Band presents traditional and contemporary dance music from Thailand, and Josh Cho and Le Bandu Barracud presents authentic Tahitian music. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam.

Scenic Presents GO BETTY GO, DOLLYROTS - Sunnyvale
May 19, 2017 - New York

******The Dollyrots Screaming, staying up all night, and vomiting everywhere are trademarks of a memorable punk rock tour. And also parenthood! ******Go Betty Go is an all-female pop punk band from Los Angeles that, along with bands such as Union 13, Los Abandoned, The Dollyrots, and Left Alone, have been prominent in the Southern California Chicano Punk scene that started in the mid-2000s and continues today.

Paint Night - Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
May 19, 2017 - Jamaica

Join Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning for a Creative and Fun Night with friends, loved ones, wine, cheese, and a casual and guided painting project. Open for all levels of artists, 16 years and older preferred, ages under 16 must have knowledge of handling of materials. All materials will be provided (paint, brushes, canvas). All proceeds will support JCAL's 2nd Annual Queens Children's Festival, June 2017.

Family Film Friday - North Hills Library
Through May 19, 2017 - Little Neck

Don't miss these wonderful family films. Pete's Dragon" (2016, PG) on May 5th at 2:45pm and "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life" (2016, PG) on May 19th.

Mets T-Shirt Friday - Citi Field
Through May 19, 2017 - Flushing

Cheer on the Amazin's take on the Miami Marlins on May 5, and the Angels on May 19. All fans receive a free Mets T-Shirt.

'Journey to Oz' - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 19, 2017 - Garden City

Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s original stories, this clever adaptation puts the audience front and center -- really! In this fantastic new adaptation, you are invited to go to Oz with Dorothy. Audience members become part of the cast in this interactive production, singing, dancing and acting alongside professional actors. Children learn the art of storytelling while creating, analyzing and participating in this performance. When the cyclone comes, the entire theater enters the eye of the storm with whisking lights and exciting music created by lauded composer, Josh Totora. Students help the scarecrow, the tin woodsman, and citizens of the Emerald City and also help the Witch of the West with her makeup. Come see Journey To Oz and find out why there’s no place like home.

A Reptile 'Edventure' with Erik Callender - Pomonok Library
May 19, 2017 - Flushing

This fun-filled educational experience gives children a unique opportunity to see and learn about reptiles, amphibians and even some large insects from around the world.

Oslo - Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater
May 19, 2017 - Upper West Side

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls OSLO "the stuff of crackling theater." Now, this sweeping and surprisingly funny new play comes to Broadway following its sold-out Off-Broadway run. OSLO is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas — a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. New York Magazine calls OSLO "gripping and remarkably entertaining." And at this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, "OSLO gives us hope" (Daily News). Bartlett Sher directs.

Pokemon Night - Tumbling Tunes
May 19, 2017 - East Northport

Prepare to battle, trade, and learn how to draw your favorite Pokemon characters. Pizza dinner included.

Shoko Nagai, Jonathan Goldberger, Tsutomu Takeishi and Satoshi Takeishi - The Stone
May 19, 2017 - New York

Storytime at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
May 19, 2017 - Upper East Side

First outdoor garden story time of the year. Listen to stories and make pipe cleaner critters.

New York Guitar Festival: 'Raga Marathon' - Brookfield Place
May 19, 2017 - Battery Park City

A daylong Raga Marathon. Featuring free performances celebrating the vibrant sounds of South Asia as part of the 2017 New York Guitar Festival.

Family Night Out Movie: 'Sing' - Brentwood Public Library
May 19, 2017 - Brentwood

Bring the whole family to spend an evening out at the movies. Snacks and drinks provided. This event is sponsored by the Suffolk County Police Department.

New Moms Group - Westhampton Free Library
May 19, 2017 - Westhampton Beach

Discussions will focus on feedings, nap times, tummy time and your emotions. Call or go online to register.

Gymnastics Kids Night Out - 92 Street Y
Through May 19, 2017 - Upper East Side

Gymnastics coaches lead a fun-filled evening of gymnastics, playtime, races, games, arts and crafts, dance, singing, pizza and more. Ages 4-13.

Mini Museum - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 19, 2017 - Greenwich Village

In celebration of International Museum Day on May 18th, young artists will help create a miniature CMA in this two week extensive collaboration. You will also take inspiration from Matthew Albanese's use of models in his work on display in the gallery. The workshop runs Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays.

Central Park and Other Dreams - 54 Below
May 19, 2017 - New York

Under the musical direction of Marty Ashby, the GRAMMY® Award Executive Producer of MCG Jazz, the program will celebrate the sights and sounds of the Big Apple with performances by the jazz world's coolest musicians, featuring multi-award winning artist Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar) and internationally acclaimed vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris. The program will include the world premiere of CP4, a song cycle by two-time Emmy® Award winning songwriter (and former Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade director) William Schermerhornand Matthew Sklar, the Tony®, Emmy® and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer of Broadway's The Wedding Singer and Elf: The Musical. It's sure to be a swinging nightcap to a memorable evening.

Paint Night! - Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL)
May 19, 2017 - Jamaica,

Create, Connect, and Relax! Join Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning for a Creative and Fun Night with friends, loved ones, wine, cheese, and a casual and guided painting project. Ages 21+ Open for all levels of artists. All materials will be provided (paint, brushes, canvas).

Hannah & Maggie Album Release, Aly Tadros - Rockwood Music Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

Hannah & Maggie, a young award-winning singer songwriter act from NYC/Northampton MA. Commended as "the blue-eyed soul of folk" and "a flawless continuation of the singer-songwriter tradition", most often compared to The Indigo Girls and Simon & Garfunkel. Last year, they released their third CD, In The Company of Strangers, were one of the 100 Women We Love in GO Magazine, featured in Curve Magazine, had a performance & interview with John Platt on WFUV, played a couple dates and sang a song live with Ben Taylor (son of James Taylor & Carly Simon) and wrote some new tunes coming out in the near future.Their live shows are toe-tapping, knee-slapping spectacles of crystal-clear harmonies and heartfelt acoustic arrangements that leave you wanting more **************************************************************** "Best live shows to catch in NYC" – The Village Voice. Take Norah Jones' tone, Fiona Apple's growl, and Ani Difranco's honesty - and you've got Aly Tadros. The Texas-born and NY-based artist songstress has performed over 900 shows in 10 countries since her 2009 debut. Her unique folk-stylings can be traced everywhere from her Egyptian roots, to the traditional Mexican vihuela she uses on stage and in the studio. Aly has been featured in American Songwriter, Interview Magazine, Paste, USA Today, MTV, The Village Voice and more. She endorses Fender & H. Jimenez instruments. In December 2016, she released her third album, "Hungry Ghost," co-produced by Kevin Salem (Rachael Yamagata, Yo La Tengo, Mike Doughty). Popdose calls the album a "baker's dozen of solid, heartfelt and dynamic songs with a crispness and perfect balance of sound".

Samyukta Ranganathan - Rockwood Music Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

Blake Rainey - Rockwood Music Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

PUNK NEWS: Much like Warren Zevon and Tom Waits before him, Rainey is the kind of guy that likes singing songs about bad guys from the bad guy's perspective. And also like those two troubadours, Rainey enjoys saluting classic music genres as much as he enjoys sending them up. He does just that on "Mulholland Square," as he pivots between cabaret, jazz, and big band music all while singing about copping drugs and sneaking into people's houses. Speaking to Punknews, Rainey said, "Mulholland Square is a fictional location where the weather is perpetually the end of Autumn and booze and love are constantly flowing. It's a place full of drink and madness and dark alleys that are foul and full of fog, where seedy street folks and jazz riffs bounce off the walls. For some, to run wildly through these streets in this part of town is the ultimate form of escape—or rescue—from the doldrums of daily life." "I'm a fan of music that can be dark and inventive in describing the world where it exists. It's a great place to live for a while—a made up place where new and exciting things are always lurking around the corner. Nick Cave and Tom Waits have always been masters at this, and a big influence on me and my songwriting." CREATIVE LOAFING: When listened to in sequence, the latest offering by Blake Rainey and His Demons , Love Don't Cross Me (Two Sheds Music), comes across like a sincere collection of short stories read aloud with a Southern accent. These stories about love and the human condition are told using varied musical styles. Rainey mixes modern Americana sounds with the biting wordplay of Elvis Costello on digital single and album highlight "The Angels Were Wrong About Her." He also turns to the songwriter-centered rock approach of Bruce Springsteen or even the Replacements on solemn album closer "The Dangerous Summer." Just as rewarding is Rainey's knack for writing a country-and-western style barroom stomper, like "99 Beers (Now Everything is Clear)" and "Old Familiar." On each recording, Rainey, a longtime member of the Young Antiques, is joined by a solid rhythm section in Joe Foy (bass) and Eric Young (drums). ALL MUSIC.COM - BY JACK RABID "Patience" is the word that will again strike you, listening to Rainey's solitary-sounding second solo LP. Unexpected, given his work fronting Atlanta's decade-old, smokin' Replacements/Hüsker Dü-ish garage power-poppers the Young Antiques, Rainey's solo about-face is 10 more songs of a whispery, slow acoustic folk filled with a slightly nervous grace. Can a rocker get this mellow without being dull? Yes (ask Neil Young, on the similar Harvest Moon), and there's enough cozy percussion, cello, and piano to fill out the backgrounds, keeping Blake's light touch from being too slight -- leaving the focus on his vulnerable voice. Even falsetto high notes in a few choruses seem sociably stirring rather than over-dramatic. There's no evident connection between this music and Ernest Hemmingway's 1960 non-fiction Spanish bullfighting-rivalry memoir, The Dangerous Summer, but if you want "matters of heart" as finely woven as this, 2009's Dangerous Summer is your aural Valerian tea.

DJ Mon Amie - Rockwood Music Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

Leona Naess - Rockwood Music Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

Alec Betterley - Pete's Candy Store
May 19, 2017 - New York

$5 suggested donation

Tobias Arturi - Pete's Candy Store
May 19, 2017 - New York

$5 suggested donation

Straight Up and Downs - Pete's Candy Store
May 19, 2017 - New York

$5 suggested donation

Musical Shabbat at BRJC - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
May 19, 2017 - Bay Ridge

As in days of old, BRJC continues to welcome in Shabbat with beautiful instrumental music on Shabbat. Get ready to sing and clap to the beat of the music and prayers of the heart. All ages welcome.

Coping Mechanisms - New York Opera Fest
May 19, 2017 - New York

Rhymes With Opera concludes the 16-17 season with founding member Bonnie Lander's improvisatory opera Coping Mechanisms, in which our ensemble of singers create their own narrative, textures, characters, and vocalizations, focusing on our need for both privacy and communication in modern society. The performers define their space and characters through music and action, while also coping with the inability to control each person's boundaries from the others – both physically and sonically. Coping Mechanisms explores how individuals create personal spaces while simultaneously longing for community and connection, which can potentially threaten the sanctity of these very spaces.

Designer Trunk Show: Woven Silks of Laos with Carol Cassidy - Asia Society
Through May 19, 2017 - Upper East Side

Designer apperance 12:00pm - 3:30pm daily Carol Cassidy showcases her latest collections of signature brocades, tapestries, jacquards and ikats. Founder of Lao Textiles, Cassidy is dedicated to revitalizing the indigenous Laos textile industry, creating silk weavings that preserve traditional techniques while incorporating modern sensibilities. Copies of her book, Weaving Traditions are available will be signing.

Swing into Spring - The Edison Ballroom
May 19, 2017 - New York

New York's most elegant venue is pleased to host our Swing into Spring event featuring Joe Battaglia and The New York Big Band. Friday, May 19, 2017 from 7:30 pm – 12:30 am. VIP Seating includes dinner, open bar, and dancing in the Main Ballroom until 12:30 am for $150 per person, including taxes and gratuities. Mezzanine Seating includes dinner, open bar, and dancing on the Mezzanine until 12:30 am for $100 per person, including taxes and gratuities. For more information call (212)-201-7650.

Drop Off Pajama Party - Kidville Park Slope
May 19, 2017 - Park Slope

Drop the kids for this three hour pajama party at Kidville Park Slope. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time, The SMART Playbook leadership building curriculum and more.

Kidville Park Slope Drop Off Pajama Party - Kidville Park Slope
May 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join us for a three hour drop off pajama party at Kidville Park Slope. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time, The SMART Playbook leadership building curriculum and so much more!

Ian Hunter & the Rant Band - Stone Pony Summer Stage
May 19, 2017 - New York

with special guests Doors at 7 pm Tickets: $25 in advance $30 at the door PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES ALL AGES ADMITTED 21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA) ianhunter.com

Golden Cockerel - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 19, 2017 - New York

For the first time in decades, New Opera NYC presents a new production of the opera "Golden Cockerel" by N.Rimsky-Korsakov, the 15th and the last opera of the composer. It is based on a faux fairytale by a great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and set to a libretto by Vladimir Belsky. "Golden Cockerel" is a corner stone of the Russian opera heritage. It has enjoyed international success ever since the premiere in 1909. However, "Golden Cockerel" has not been staged in NYC in many years. New Opera NYC brings an exciting new production featuring outstanding cast of singers. Legendary bass of Bolshoi Theater Mikhail Svetlov will perform the one of his signature roles - King Dodon. He will be joined by a young countertenor winner of many international vocal competitions Andrey Nemzer as the Astrologer and Russian soprano Julia Lima as Queen of Shemakha.

Hamlet - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 19, 2017 - New York

Tony nominee Arian Moayed (The Humans, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) offers a revelatory new reading of the "melancholy Dane". Set in Persia a hundred years ago, on the eve of World War I, Waterwell's Hamlet weaves passages of Farsi translation into the English of Shakespeare's masterpiece of crisis and identity. In it, a traditional way of life is being threatened by an evolving world, the land is being threatened by encroaching foreign interests, and a young man finds himself uprooted and torn between opposing customs, values and codes. Featuring a vibrant score that seamlessly blends traditional Persian and modern western elements, this is a bold re-imagining of most renowned play in any language.

The Godfather in Concert - Tilles Center
May 19, 2017 - Brookville

CONCERT HALL Tickets on sale now! VIP Ticket Price: $200. Don't miss out on the VIP "family" treatment! VIP ticket holders will enjoy an exclusive cocktail party at 5:45, complete with live entertainment by Gianni Russo (who played Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather!), light fare, wine, refreshments and more!

DAVID BOWIE & PINK FLOYD Acoustic Tribute w/ FRANCOIS WISS - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
May 19, 2017 - New York

Classically trained French guitarist Francois brings his unique interpretation of the music of Pink Floyd and David Bowie to B.B. King's. This acoustic set is a great way to experience the incredible songcraft of the British experimental pop masters, whose music occasionally gets overshadowed by their lush production values and larger-than-life stadium shows. Wiss studied music at the Conservatoire in Paris, and was mentored on the nylon strings by notable guitar masters including Pierre Culaz, Marc Benguigui, Belaid Ait Abdallah, Terry Fleming and Mathias Berchadsky. Rock's spectacular innovator David Bowie left us all too soon, but we can still cherish his music. Classically trained French guitarist Francois Wiss shows the depth and versatility of jams such as "Space Oddity," "Ziggy Stardust" and more with a stripped-down acoustic performance of some of Bowie's greatest hits. Accompanying his soulful singing with dexterous fingerpicking, Wiss' renditions will help you appreciate the master's songcraft in a whole new light. Francois Wiss >> Francois Wiss @ Facebook >> Francois Wiss @ YouTube >>

The Birdland Big Band directed by Rob Middleton - Birdland
May 19, 2017 - New York

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

A Night in Brazil - Birdland
May 19, 2017 - New York

2017 marks New York Voices 30th Anniversary and they show no signs of slowing down. This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art. They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral/big band to the intimate trio lineup. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. They are first call from great arrangers and conductors like Don Sebesky, Michael Abene, Keith Lockhart, and Rob Fisher who all know and admire the complexity of what they do and want something out of the ordinary, something extraordinary. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before — Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer — they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come. The celebratory year opens with the release of New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne on Palmetto Records. This project is a collection of past favorites, current in-rotation tunes, and brand new arrangements. The big band charts were all written by the incomparable Michael Abene, the producer of their 1989 debut CD on GRP. The WDR — the critically acclaimed big band based in Cologne, Germany — pairs perfectly with NYV's musicality and might. They closed 2013 with the much-anticipated and ravely reviewed Holiday project, Let it Snow. The recording is chock full of holiday favorites and a few lesser known gems presented in a wide variety of settings; a cappella, big band, orchestral and trio. Darmon Meader co produced it with the great Elliot Scheiner (also the producer of NYV's studio big band CD, Sing, Sing, Sing). Jazz Times' Scott Albin wrote, "Let it Snow is one of the best jazz-related Christmas CDs in many a year." Formed by Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian, Caprice Fox, and Sara Krieger, New York Voices had their first performances in 1988. Darmon, Peter, Kim, and Caprice attended Ithaca College in NY and were part of an invitational alumni group formed to tour the European Jazz Festival circuit in the summer of '86. In 1989 they would sign their first record deal with GRP Records and release their self titled debut album, New York Voices. The group received rave notices and quickly received domestic and international recognition in the jazz world. From '89 to '94, they released four CDs on the GRP label, New York Voices, Hearts of Fire, What's Inside, and Collection. While recording for GRP, they underwent personnel changes. In 1992, Sara Krieger retired her chair, and after auditioning over 60 vocalists from all over the United States, the group found Lauren Kinhan. There was an immediate chemistry, allowing the group to make a quick transition and become the "new" New York Voices. Lauren's first musical contributions can be heard on NYV's third CD, What's Inside, released in May 1993. In early 1994, Caprice Fox left the group, forever fixing NYV as the quartet it is today. In addition to their own CDs, NYV has made many guest appearances on recordings and live performances that have earned them critical acclaim and demand in a variety of settings. You can find their performances on such CDs as the Grammy Award winning Count Basie Orchestra with New York Voices, Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG Records), the Latin Grammy Award winning Brazilian Dreams with the great Paquito D'Rivera, the contemporary classical Visions Within (Robert Lepley – EarthBeat Records), Heirs to Jobim (BMG Records), Don Sebesky's, I Remember Bill(BMG), Jim Hall's By Arrangement (Telarc), A Love Affair – the Music of Ivan Lins (TELARC), Louisiana Purchase (DRG), and many more. They have had the pleasure of performing with a number of influential jazz artists including Ray Brown, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, The Count Basie Orchestra, George Benson, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, The Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, The Metropole Orchestra, Ivan Lins, Paquito D'Rivera, Bob Dorough and many more. In early 1997 they traveled down a different road, paying tribute to Paul Simon with New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. They explored a variety of styles to express new turns on this singer/songwriter's rich songbook. All Music Guide said, "The arrangements are brighter and brassier than Simon's originals, but there's a real charm to the performances that makes it a thoroughly entertaining experience." In 2001, New York Voices released their sixth CD, Sing! Sing! Sing!. After many years of performing with the Count Basie Orchestra, the group wanted to address the great Big Band songbook and offer their own spin. With Darmon doing the lion's share of the vocal and big band arrangements, they hired the producing talents of Elliot Scheiner (Manhattan Transfer, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) to capture the music and mix it with his exquisite precision and care. As reviewed by Don Heckman of the LA Times, "The title track quickly lays down what to expect from the balance of the program: complex, interwoven vocal lines, interactive improvising and brisk ensemble accompaniment. And revivalist swing fans — both players and listeners — would do well to check out the Voices' capacity to bring a contemporary quality to classic material without sacrificing the essence of either." In the last decade, the pops symphony community has called upon them to develop various programs. The Boston Pops knocked first and commissioned a few big band style adaptations. Then a baby boomer show followed that toured extensively in 2003. Finally, the Boston Pops got the holiday program started in 2005, and the rest is history. NYV has added to all these programs over the years allowing them to dive into the gorgeous landscape of symphonic settings and build a new following of music appreciators. Janelle Gelfand of The Cincinnati Enquirer said, "The group's incomparable blend, hip delivery and great arrangements resulted in one swinging party. Their four-part harmonizing was so close, it was hard to tell where one voice ended and another began." 2007 marked the release of their seventh studio CD, A Day Like This. They went back to their roots of mixing things up; Brazilian influences, swinging trio numbers and a couple big band romps. They also included a handful of original songs from the members, which has always been a strong suit for this multi-talented ensemble. All About Jazz LA said, "a sumptuous collection of vocal harmonic heaven… the vocals are a Whitman's Sampler of various flavors and tastes, richer than a dark chocolate bon bon." NYV has traveled the globe with their elegant music, amazing audiences the world over with their impeccable voices and stunning arrangements. "Live, they're just as impressive to witness," says Mathew Lurrie of Time Out Chicago. "We dare say there may be no better way to understand the wit and wink of jazz harmony than via these Voices." Along with their extensive concert performances and recording schedules, NYV also works in the field of education, giving workshops and clinics to high school and college music students throughout the world. In 2009, they launched the New York Voices-Bowling Green State University Vocal Jazz Camp. It is a wildly successful venture that admits students from all over the world at different ages and stages in their musical lives. NYV have cultivated a philosophy of teaching over their storied career and have designed a roster of electives that students choose from while also participating in one of four jazz choirs directed by one of the New York Voices and the all camp piece directed by Greg Jasperse. It is a six-day summer intensive that is instructive while also being personal and nurture based. Individually, the four members are involved in a variety of projects including solo performances and recordings, teaching, writing and arranging. To learn more about the NYV individual members, please visit their websites

A Night in Brazil - Birdland
May 19, 2017 - New York

2017 marks New York Voices 30th Anniversary and they show no signs of slowing down. This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art. They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral/big band to the intimate trio lineup. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. They are first call from great arrangers and conductors like Don Sebesky, Michael Abene, Keith Lockhart, and Rob Fisher who all know and admire the complexity of what they do and want something out of the ordinary, something extraordinary. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before — Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer — they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come. The celebratory year opens with the release of New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne on Palmetto Records. This project is a collection of past favorites, current in-rotation tunes, and brand new arrangements. The big band charts were all written by the incomparable Michael Abene, the producer of their 1989 debut CD on GRP. The WDR — the critically acclaimed big band based in Cologne, Germany — pairs perfectly with NYV's musicality and might. They closed 2013 with the much-anticipated and ravely reviewed Holiday project, Let it Snow. The recording is chock full of holiday favorites and a few lesser known gems presented in a wide variety of settings; a cappella, big band, orchestral and trio. Darmon Meader co produced it with the great Elliot Scheiner (also the producer of NYV's studio big band CD, Sing, Sing, Sing). Jazz Times' Scott Albin wrote, "Let it Snow is one of the best jazz-related Christmas CDs in many a year." Formed by Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian, Caprice Fox, and Sara Krieger, New York Voices had their first performances in 1988. Darmon, Peter, Kim, and Caprice attended Ithaca College in NY and were part of an invitational alumni group formed to tour the European Jazz Festival circuit in the summer of '86. In 1989 they would sign their first record deal with GRP Records and release their self titled debut album, New York Voices. The group received rave notices and quickly received domestic and international recognition in the jazz world. From '89 to '94, they released four CDs on the GRP label, New York Voices, Hearts of Fire, What's Inside, and Collection. While recording for GRP, they underwent personnel changes. In 1992, Sara Krieger retired her chair, and after auditioning over 60 vocalists from all over the United States, the group found Lauren Kinhan. There was an immediate chemistry, allowing the group to make a quick transition and become the "new" New York Voices. Lauren's first musical contributions can be heard on NYV's third CD, What's Inside, released in May 1993. In early 1994, Caprice Fox left the group, forever fixing NYV as the quartet it is today. In addition to their own CDs, NYV has made many guest appearances on recordings and live performances that have earned them critical acclaim and demand in a variety of settings. You can find their performances on such CDs as the Grammy Award winning Count Basie Orchestra with New York Voices, Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG Records), the Latin Grammy Award winning Brazilian Dreams with the great Paquito D'Rivera, the contemporary classical Visions Within (Robert Lepley – EarthBeat Records), Heirs to Jobim (BMG Records), Don Sebesky's, I Remember Bill(BMG), Jim Hall's By Arrangement (Telarc), A Love Affair – the Music of Ivan Lins (TELARC), Louisiana Purchase (DRG), and many more. They have had the pleasure of performing with a number of influential jazz artists including Ray Brown, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, The Count Basie Orchestra, George Benson, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, The Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, The Metropole Orchestra, Ivan Lins, Paquito D'Rivera, Bob Dorough and many more. In early 1997 they traveled down a different road, paying tribute to Paul Simon with New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. They explored a variety of styles to express new turns on this singer/songwriter's rich songbook. All Music Guide said, "The arrangements are brighter and brassier than Simon's originals, but there's a real charm to the performances that makes it a thoroughly entertaining experience." In 2001, New York Voices released their sixth CD, Sing! Sing! Sing!. After many years of performing with the Count Basie Orchestra, the group wanted to address the great Big Band songbook and offer their own spin. With Darmon doing the lion's share of the vocal and big band arrangements, they hired the producing talents of Elliot Scheiner (Manhattan Transfer, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) to capture the music and mix it with his exquisite precision and care. As reviewed by Don Heckman of the LA Times, "The title track quickly lays down what to expect from the balance of the program: complex, interwoven vocal lines, interactive improvising and brisk ensemble accompaniment. And revivalist swing fans — both players and listeners — would do well to check out the Voices' capacity to bring a contemporary quality to classic material without sacrificing the essence of either." In the last decade, the pops symphony community has called upon them to develop various programs. The Boston Pops knocked first and commissioned a few big band style adaptations. Then a baby boomer show followed that toured extensively in 2003. Finally, the Boston Pops got the holiday program started in 2005, and the rest is history. NYV has added to all these programs over the years allowing them to dive into the gorgeous landscape of symphonic settings and build a new following of music appreciators. Janelle Gelfand of The Cincinnati Enquirer said, "The group's incomparable blend, hip delivery and great arrangements resulted in one swinging party. Their four-part harmonizing was so close, it was hard to tell where one voice ended and another began." 2007 marked the release of their seventh studio CD, A Day Like This. They went back to their roots of mixing things up; Brazilian influences, swinging trio numbers and a couple big band romps. They also included a handful of original songs from the members, which has always been a strong suit for this multi-talented ensemble. All About Jazz LA said, "a sumptuous collection of vocal harmonic heaven… the vocals are a Whitman's Sampler of various flavors and tastes, richer than a dark chocolate bon bon." NYV has traveled the globe with their elegant music, amazing audiences the world over with their impeccable voices and stunning arrangements. "Live, they're just as impressive to witness," says Mathew Lurrie of Time Out Chicago. "We dare say there may be no better way to understand the wit and wink of jazz harmony than via these Voices." Along with their extensive concert performances and recording schedules, NYV also works in the field of education, giving workshops and clinics to high school and college music students throughout the world. In 2009, they launched the New York Voices-Bowling Green State University Vocal Jazz Camp. It is a wildly successful venture that admits students from all over the world at different ages and stages in their musical lives. NYV have cultivated a philosophy of teaching over their storied career and have designed a roster of electives that students choose from while also participating in one of four jazz choirs directed by one of the New York Voices and the all camp piece directed by Greg Jasperse. It is a six-day summer intensive that is instructive while also being personal and nurture based. Individually, the four members are involved in a variety of projects including solo performances and recordings, teaching, writing and arranging. To learn more about the NYV individual members, please visit their websites

A Night in Brazil - Birdland
May 19, 2017 - New York

2017 marks New York Voices 30th Anniversary and they show no signs of slowing down. This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art. They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral/big band to the intimate trio lineup. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. They are first call from great arrangers and conductors like Don Sebesky, Michael Abene, Keith Lockhart, and Rob Fisher who all know and admire the complexity of what they do and want something out of the ordinary, something extraordinary. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before — Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer — they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come. The celebratory year opens with the release of New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne on Palmetto Records. This project is a collection of past favorites, current in-rotation tunes, and brand new arrangements. The big band charts were all written by the incomparable Michael Abene, the producer of their 1989 debut CD on GRP. The WDR — the critically acclaimed big band based in Cologne, Germany — pairs perfectly with NYV's musicality and might. They closed 2013 with the much-anticipated and ravely reviewed Holiday project, Let it Snow. The recording is chock full of holiday favorites and a few lesser known gems presented in a wide variety of settings; a cappella, big band, orchestral and trio. Darmon Meader co produced it with the great Elliot Scheiner (also the producer of NYV's studio big band CD, Sing, Sing, Sing). Jazz Times' Scott Albin wrote, "Let it Snow is one of the best jazz-related Christmas CDs in many a year." Formed by Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian, Caprice Fox, and Sara Krieger, New York Voices had their first performances in 1988. Darmon, Peter, Kim, and Caprice attended Ithaca College in NY and were part of an invitational alumni group formed to tour the European Jazz Festival circuit in the summer of '86. In 1989 they would sign their first record deal with GRP Records and release their self titled debut album, New York Voices. The group received rave notices and quickly received domestic and international recognition in the jazz world. From '89 to '94, they released four CDs on the GRP label, New York Voices, Hearts of Fire, What's Inside, and Collection. While recording for GRP, they underwent personnel changes. In 1992, Sara Krieger retired her chair, and after auditioning over 60 vocalists from all over the United States, the group found Lauren Kinhan. There was an immediate chemistry, allowing the group to make a quick transition and become the "new" New York Voices. Lauren's first musical contributions can be heard on NYV's third CD, What's Inside, released in May 1993. In early 1994, Caprice Fox left the group, forever fixing NYV as the quartet it is today. In addition to their own CDs, NYV has made many guest appearances on recordings and live performances that have earned them critical acclaim and demand in a variety of settings. You can find their performances on such CDs as the Grammy Award winning Count Basie Orchestra with New York Voices, Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG Records), the Latin Grammy Award winning Brazilian Dreams with the great Paquito D'Rivera, the contemporary classical Visions Within (Robert Lepley – EarthBeat Records), Heirs to Jobim (BMG Records), Don Sebesky's, I Remember Bill(BMG), Jim Hall's By Arrangement (Telarc), A Love Affair – the Music of Ivan Lins (TELARC), Louisiana Purchase (DRG), and many more. They have had the pleasure of performing with a number of influential jazz artists including Ray Brown, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, The Count Basie Orchestra, George Benson, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, The Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, The Metropole Orchestra, Ivan Lins, Paquito D'Rivera, Bob Dorough and many more. In early 1997 they traveled down a different road, paying tribute to Paul Simon with New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. They explored a variety of styles to express new turns on this singer/songwriter's rich songbook. All Music Guide said, "The arrangements are brighter and brassier than Simon's originals, but there's a real charm to the performances that makes it a thoroughly entertaining experience." In 2001, New York Voices released their sixth CD, Sing! Sing! Sing!. After many years of performing with the Count Basie Orchestra, the group wanted to address the great Big Band songbook and offer their own spin. With Darmon doing the lion's share of the vocal and big band arrangements, they hired the producing talents of Elliot Scheiner (Manhattan Transfer, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) to capture the music and mix it with his exquisite precision and care. As reviewed by Don Heckman of the LA Times, "The title track quickly lays down what to expect from the balance of the program: complex, interwoven vocal lines, interactive improvising and brisk ensemble accompaniment. And revivalist swing fans — both players and listeners — would do well to check out the Voices' capacity to bring a contemporary quality to classic material without sacrificing the essence of either." In the last decade, the pops symphony community has called upon them to develop various programs. The Boston Pops knocked first and commissioned a few big band style adaptations. Then a baby boomer show followed that toured extensively in 2003. Finally, the Boston Pops got the holiday program started in 2005, and the rest is history. NYV has added to all these programs over the years allowing them to dive into the gorgeous landscape of symphonic settings and build a new following of music appreciators. Janelle Gelfand of The Cincinnati Enquirer said, "The group's incomparable blend, hip delivery and great arrangements resulted in one swinging party. Their four-part harmonizing was so close, it was hard to tell where one voice ended and another began." 2007 marked the release of their seventh studio CD, A Day Like This. They went back to their roots of mixing things up; Brazilian influences, swinging trio numbers and a couple big band romps. They also included a handful of original songs from the members, which has always been a strong suit for this multi-talented ensemble. All About Jazz LA said, "a sumptuous collection of vocal harmonic heaven… the vocals are a Whitman's Sampler of various flavors and tastes, richer than a dark chocolate bon bon." NYV has traveled the globe with their elegant music, amazing audiences the world over with their impeccable voices and stunning arrangements. "Live, they're just as impressive to witness," says Mathew Lurrie of Time Out Chicago. "We dare say there may be no better way to understand the wit and wink of jazz harmony than via these Voices." Along with their extensive concert performances and recording schedules, NYV also works in the field of education, giving workshops and clinics to high school and college music students throughout the world. In 2009, they launched the New York Voices-Bowling Green State University Vocal Jazz Camp. It is a wildly successful venture that admits students from all over the world at different ages and stages in their musical lives. NYV have cultivated a philosophy of teaching over their storied career and have designed a roster of electives that students choose from while also participating in one of four jazz choirs directed by one of the New York Voices and the all camp piece directed by Greg Jasperse. It is a six-day summer intensive that is instructive while also being personal and nurture based. Individually, the four members are involved in a variety of projects including solo performances and recordings, teaching, writing and arranging. To learn more about the NYV individual members, please visit their websites

Lea Salonga: Encore - Feinstein's/54 Below
May 19, 2017 - New York

After a sold-out engagement last April, Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a show The New York Times called "one of the year's most satisfying cabaret shows" and Theatermania touted as "unmissable"! Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. Salonga joins us for a record-breaking run of 15 performances this spring! Salonga is a Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon. She has also starred on Broadway in Allegiance, Les Miserables and Flower Drum Song. She has voiced two singing princesses in Disney animated films (Jasmine in Aladdin and Mulan in Mulan), appeared in both the 10th and 25th Anniversary concerts of Les Miserables, and toured the globe as a concert artist and released numerous solo recordings.

Lea Salonga: Encore - Feinstein's/54 Below
May 19, 2017 - New York

After a sold-out engagement last April, Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a show The New York Times called "one of the year's most satisfying cabaret shows" and Theatermania touted as "unmissable"! Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. Salonga joins us for a record-breaking run of 15 performances this spring! Salonga is a Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon. She has also starred on Broadway in Allegiance, Les Miserables and Flower Drum Song. She has voiced two singing princesses in Disney animated films (Jasmine in Aladdin and Mulan in Mulan), appeared in both the 10th and 25th Anniversary concerts of Les Miserables, and toured the globe as a concert artist and released numerous solo recordings.

Central Park and Other Dreams - Feinstein's/54 Below
May 19, 2017 - New York

Under the musical direction of Marty Ashby, the GRAMMY® Award Executive Producer of MCG Jazz, the program will celebrate the sights and sounds of the Big Apple with performances by the jazz world's coolest musicians, featuring multi-award winning artist Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar) and internationally acclaimed vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris. The program will include the world premiere of CP4, a song cycle by two-time Emmy® Award winning songwriter (and former Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade director) William Schermerhornand Matthew Sklar, the Tony®, Emmy® and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer of Broadway's The Wedding Singer and Elf: The Musical. It's sure to be a swinging nightcap to a memorable evening.

Andrew James - Rockwood Music Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

Andrew James is a singer-songwriter from Houston whose career has already taken him around the world and back. One thing is certain about Andrew: whether playing for large crowds, sitting in for a writers' round, or jamming unplugged at an intimate house show, he is at home on the stage. Often a meditation on love and loss, Andrew's music reflects the diversity of his influences from songwriters of every genre. He's shared the stage with such greats as Radney Foster, Marc Broussard, Sean McConnell, and Will Hoge. His song, "Broken Now", has received placements on MTV and beyond. Andrew's latest album "Shoreline" was released January 13th and can be found now on iTunes and Spotify.

Pat & the Hats - Rockwood Music Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

Running with the Dr. Seuss notion that clever rhymes can woo pretty much anybody, Pat & the Hats are conquering the local music scene one swooning fan at a time. Their suave, yet pungent musicianship has caused their 2014 debut album Fake It 'Till You Make a Hit to make ample waves in the vast pool of New England music – from accruing numerous local awards, to sharing bills with Lake Street Dive and Lucius, the band has achieved more in a year than some bands hope to in five. As New Hampshire's resident charmer, charismatic singer/songwriter Patrik Gochez leads the pack of hat-donning rock-pop musicians. Originally formed as a group to support Gochez's solo album, Heavy Loader, the musicians morphed into a hybrid of Gochez's solo work and a colorful collaboration of all the band mates to ultimately form Pat and the Hats. Their mix of singer/songwriter musicianship and big-band sound mesh together seamlessly for a brilliant show that lacks absolutely nothing. While Gochez and his undeniably alluring voice can snag the spotlight at times, his "Hats" are what sell the sound of the band. From the sturdy and infectious bass lines and guitar riffs of Brenden Harisiades and Scott Solsky, to the snappy drumming of Bobby Rice, and the sugary backup vocals of Brittany Laine, the complete sound of the band is an absolute home run - not to mention that Fake It 'Till You Make a Hit received a helping (and incredibly gifted) hand from Greg Hawkes, The Cars' keyboardist. As far as credentials go, Pat & the Hats have been recognized by The New England Music Awards ("Best Pop Act 2014"), Hippo Press ("Best of 2014"), and New Hampshire Magazine ("Best New Band"), and have been featured on NHPR, WNHN, WTBU, and WJYY. Whether they're playing to a live audience (which is often), or their music is being spun on Frank FM (also often), their sound remains the same – captivating and complete.

Zach Heckendorf - Rockwood Music Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

Bowen - Rockwood Music Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

Hi, I'm Bowen. You could call me an "artist" only in the sense that I'm a person who feels an urgent and fundamental need to create stuff. To produce form and meaning from the heap of images, sounds, reflections, feelings, words, and ideas in my head. To speak back to the beauty and tension surrounding me every day. My personal imperative has an indispensable second half: to uplift and care for people and contribute to a more compassionate, peaceful, and just world. I'm embarking on what I see as a much larger creative project than solely making music, one I hope will eventually include more artistic mediums, collaborations, and a tangible, real-world impact. How I'll do it, and where it will it lead, I don't have the privilege of fully knowing, but I invite you to follow the journey. What you'll find in my music and lyrics so far is a message at once tender and challenging, compassionate and critical. You'll find a sound, voice, and ideal that is passionate, sincere, introspective, and yeah, a bit idealistic. You may also hear how my high-minded visions are fragmented by anxiety and depression, the challenges and ambiguities of daily experience, and disillusionment with entering modern adult life. The results, I believe, are (and will continue to be) quite interesting. Thank you for listening.

Bad Brother - Rockwood Music Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

Hammydown - Rockwood Music Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

Hammydown has made your salad, and scooped the foam onto your cappuccino. She's scrubbed your splattered walls and vacuumed the dust from beneath your bed on her hands and knees. She's delivered your pizza. A boss will say time and time again that it doesn't cost anything extra to give service with a smile. With her quirky, lyric driven garage pop, Hammydown (aka Abbie Morin) digs at the true price that she and so many people like her have to pay. Gritty guitar, and wry humor capture the plight of the millennial slacker - those who button up and drag their way through the work week, try to pursue creative passions, but still just feel like losers. Based in Northampton, Mass, Hammydown is due to release the debut EP 'Pizzaface' in the summer of 2017.

Panther Hollow - Rockwood Music Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

zanders - Rockwood Music Hall
May 19, 2017 - East Village

Thanks we're Zanders. Alex studies classical piano, Kevin studies computers, and Jason has a real job. In their first year together they've recorded and digitally put out been better, an 8-track full length to released on cassette December 2014 by Seagreen Records, who also released their second album Buried Men in December 2015.

PopGun & Neon Gold present Loyle Carner - Baby's All Right
May 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

Venue Information: Baby's All Right 146 Broadway Brooklyn, NY, 11211 http://babysallright.com/

Illuminating Bach and Luther's German Roots - Miller Theatre
May 19, 2017 - Morningside Heights

The lives of Johann Sebastian Bach and Martin Luther are more intertwined than many realize. New York Polyphony illuminates the connections between the timeless composer and the legendary theologian, who both called the German region of Thuringia home. This special Pop-Up Concert takes place in the beautiful Church of St. Vincent Ferrer on the Upper East Side, providing an apt setting for this glorious music. This concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Dionne Warwick, Jon Secada, Bernie Williams - Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
May 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

Salute To Our Heroes Dionne Warwick, Jon Secada, Bernie Williams Memorial Day is the one day of the year that we ask our neighbors and friends to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation. Join us for the Salute to our heroes concert a night to honor our great veterans as we raise awareness to the Brooklyn 150th Memorial Day Parade.

Yannis Pappas, Ari Shaffir, Christian Finnegan, Ron Bennington, Derek Gaines, Yamaneika Saunders, and More! - The Stand NYC Comedy Club
May 19, 2017 - New York

This event is 16 and over Yannis Pappas is a stand-up comedian and current host of AOL's Original Series, 2 Point Lead. He was the Co-Anchor of Fusion Live, a live, primetime, one-hour news magazine program which focused on current events, pop culture and satire. Fusion TV network launched in September 2013 as a joint venture of ABC and Univision. Yannis' Half Hour Comedy Central Special aired in June of 2014 and is available on Amazon, iTunes, ComedyCentral.com and whenever Comedy Central re-runs it. Yannis was also the co-host of MSG's sports fan show, The Bracket. He has also been featured on AXS TV, TRUTV's How To Be a Grown Up, VH1's "Best Week Ever", Fox Business, Good Morning America on ABC. He was the first comedian to ever do stand up on the New Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon–It was a test show and didn't air, but that's kind of a cool thing. He tours the world as a stand-up comedian and is known for his immensely popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica. Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a "gifted comic unyielding in his art," becoming "a real force to be reckoned with" (LA Weekly). Ari's second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari's weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central. In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes "to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes." The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week. Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central's Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff. Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and as Chad, the only white roommate in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch of "Chappelle's Show". He can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" and in Spring 2014 he can be seen on VH1?s "I Love the 2000?s". He's also co-host of Zest TV's travel show, "CustomNATION". Over the past decade, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special "Au Contraire!", as well as "Comedy Central Presents", "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and countless network interstitials. He's also appeared on "Conan", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Good Afternoon America" and "The Today Show". Christian's latest comedy special, "The Fun Part" was released on Netflix in April 2014. It's available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, "Two for Flinching" and "Au Contraire!". Christian also hosts a music geek podcast called "Audio Spackle" for Cave Comedy Radio. It can be found on iTunes. When he's not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, and their faithful pooch Griswold. Finding comedy in everything and everything in comedy. Ron Bennington has been a stand up comedian and comedy club owner and promoter. He's also been part of two legendary radio shows, the Ron and Ron Radio Network and the Ron and Fez show. All of that experience comes together for Bennington. Three hours of talk entertainment with nationally known comedians. His co-host is Gail Bennington who has literally grown up in the buisness of comedy. It's fun, edgy and covers everything in comedy today. What ESPN is to sports, Bennington is to comedy. Weekdays 12pm-3pm ET The man with the smile of a thousand angels, Derek Gaines, a California born New Jersey resident, raised a new face in the wonderful art of comedy. July 29th 1984 was the day that the Lindenwold's only campaign began. Derek started in the vicious comedy clubs of Philadelphia and than began to move around the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York) working and still working on what he would like to call the "Left field crusader show", the style of comedy that speaks to all but touches the very hearts of the Black, "can't-be-a-thug suburbanite only children" of the US. Derek trusts and believes God for this gift he has been given and just wants to bring it back for the people. "Progress and not peril" is his motto and he plans to take that with him through every stage of his career. Yamaneika Saunders has been captivating audiences with her dynamic stage presence for over a decade and across the entire country. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Yamaneika has since tackled both the New York and LA comedy scene by combining her high energy improv skills with a unique vulnerable perspective on life. This mix forces her to go beyond the typical humor one would expect to hear, and allows her to connect to audiences from any background. A semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, one of the stars of Funny Girls on Oxygen and panelist on The Meredith Vieira Show, Yamaneika is finally bringing her talents to the world stage; let's just hope they can handle her...

Yannis Pappas, Ari Shaffir, Christian Finnegan, Ron Bennington, Derek Gaines, Yamaneika Saunders, and More! - The Stand NYC Comedy Club
May 19, 2017 - New York

This event is 16 and over Yannis Pappas is a stand-up comedian and current host of AOL's Original Series, 2 Point Lead. He was the Co-Anchor of Fusion Live, a live, primetime, one-hour news magazine program which focused on current events, pop culture and satire. Fusion TV network launched in September 2013 as a joint venture of ABC and Univision. Yannis' Half Hour Comedy Central Special aired in June of 2014 and is available on Amazon, iTunes, ComedyCentral.com and whenever Comedy Central re-runs it. Yannis was also the co-host of MSG's sports fan show, The Bracket. He has also been featured on AXS TV, TRUTV's How To Be a Grown Up, VH1's "Best Week Ever", Fox Business, Good Morning America on ABC. He was the first comedian to ever do stand up on the New Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon–It was a test show and didn't air, but that's kind of a cool thing. He tours the world as a stand-up comedian and is known for his immensely popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica. Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a "gifted comic unyielding in his art," becoming "a real force to be reckoned with" (LA Weekly). Ari's second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari's weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central. In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes "to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes." The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week. Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central's Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. Follow Ari on Twitter - @AriShaffir CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN Website Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff. Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and as Chad, the only white roommate in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch of "Chappelle's Show". He can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" and in Spring 2014 he can be seen on VH1?s "I Love the 2000?s". He's also co-host of Zest TV's travel show, "CustomNATION". Over the past decade, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special "Au Contraire!", as well as "Comedy Central Presents", "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and countless network interstitials. He's also appeared on "Conan", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Good Afternoon America" and "The Today Show". Christian's latest comedy special, "The Fun Part" was released on Netflix in April 2014. It's available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, "Two for Flinching" and "Au Contraire!". Christian also hosts a music geek podcast called "Audio Spackle" for Cave Comedy Radio. It can be found on iTunes. When he's not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, and their faithful pooch Griswold. Finding comedy in everything and everything in comedy. Ron Bennington has been a stand up comedian and comedy club owner and promoter. He's also been part of two legendary radio shows, the Ron and Ron Radio Network and the Ron and Fez show. All of that experience comes together for Bennington. Three hours of talk entertainment with nationally known comedians. His co-host is Gail Bennington who has literally grown up in the buisness of comedy. It's fun, edgy and covers everything in comedy today. What ESPN is to sports, Bennington is to comedy. Weekdays 12pm-3pm ET The man with the smile of a thousand angels, Derek Gaines, a California born New Jersey resident, raised a new face in the wonderful art of comedy. July 29th 1984 was the day that the Lindenwold's only campaign began. Derek started in the vicious comedy clubs of Philadelphia and than began to move around the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York) working and still working on what he would like to call the "Left field crusader show", the style of comedy that speaks to all but touches the very hearts of the Black, "can't-be-a-thug suburbanite only children" of the US. Derek trusts and believes God for this gift he has been given and just wants to bring it back for the people. "Progress and not peril" is his motto and he plans to take that with him through every stage of his career. Yamaneika Saunders has been captivating audiences with her dynamic stage presence for over a decade and across the entire country. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Yamaneika has since tackled both the New York and LA comedy scene by combining her high energy improv skills with a unique vulnerable perspective on life. This mix forces her to go beyond the typical humor one would expect to hear, and allows her to connect to audiences from any background. A semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, one of the stars of Funny Girls on Oxygen and panelist on The Meredith Vieira Show, Yamaneika is finally bringing her talents to the world stage; let's just hope they can handle her...

Duncan Trussell, Ari Shaffir, Matteo Lane, Subhah Agarwal, Crystian Ramirez, Luis J. Gomez, and More! - The Stand NYC Comedy Club
May 19, 2017 - New York

This event is 16 and over Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian who currently stars on Syfy channel's "Joe Rogan Questions Everything". Duncan's popular podcast, "The Duncan Trussell Family Hour" (www.duncantrussell.com), is known for its blend of humor, fringe ideas, eclectic guests, and great interviews. He regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and has performed at Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin. In addition, Duncan has appeared on "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time", Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time", and Funny or Die's "Drunk History". Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a "gifted comic unyielding in his art," becoming "a real force to be reckoned with" (LA Weekly). Ari's second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari's weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central. In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes "to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes." The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week. Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central's Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. For more information go to www.AriShaffir.com Matteo Lane is a New York-based comic from Chicago. He's been apart of the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and New York Comedy Festival. He's appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, MTV's GirlCode and Comedy Central. His goal for 2016 is to find a boyfriend and eat more vegetables. Subhah's unique perspective comes from growing up Indian-American in the mid-west. Strict parents in a suburban world led Subhah down a path of exploration and what came from it is a voice that is fast becoming one of the funniest up and coming comedians in New York City. Subhah has a relentless work ethic has been detailed in the PBS series MODERN COMEDIAN. She has also been featured on TRUTV, COMEDY CENTRAL, and MTV. When she's not touring colleges and clubs around the country you can catch her making regular appearances at the STAND COMEDY CLUB in New York City. Crystian Ramirez was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He first got on stage at the age of 15. His auto-biographical style allows for comedy audiences to connect with him immediately, whether he is being self deprecating or talking about his roots as a young man growing up on the streets of New York City. Crystian has performed all over the country and can be seen regularly in New York city comedy clubs. He is poised to make his television debut on BET's Comic View. Follow Crystian on twitter @crystianramirez. Luis J. Gomez is a stand up comedian, actor, and radio personality based out of New York City. He's been featured on NBC's "Last Comic Standing", AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live", and MTV2's "Guy Code". Luis currently hosts "The Countdown" on Sirius XM's RUSH channel 93 alongside UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping and has made regular appearances on The Bennington Show, The Anthony Cumia Show, and UFC Unfiltered. Recently, Luis performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and was named a "breakout performer" by Time Out NY. Luis also hosts the wildly popular Legion of Skanks Podcast with his best friends and fellow comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Dave Smith.

Otherworldly Things the Robin Electric Eldest Son - Littlefield
May 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Formed in the Fall of 2014. Quickly recorded 5 songs from Jim Browne's large catalog of catchy, hook-filled compositions, the strength of which landed them their first gig opening for Buzzcocks at Irving Plaza in NYC in April 2015. The Robin Electric play edgy, unbridled rock and roll, with loud crunchy guitar and 3 part harmonies that lay perfectly in the groove of longtime battery mates. The songs are well crafted, melodic numbers, with enough grit to overcome any stylistic stigma thrown about by even the most cynical listener. The brand new band formed when Jesse Bryson (of Cleveland bands 'Rosavelt' and 'The Bryson Group) joined forces with the New York rhythm section of John Melville and Ben Toro (formerly of 'The Everyothers').

HERE/NOW No. 10 - David H Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
May 19, 2017 - Upper West SIde

If you missed their fall and winter debuts, this program provides encores of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's and Pontus Lidberg's world premieres, coupled with two acclaimed works, Peter Martins' thrilling Fearful Symmetries and Kim Brandstrup's noir-style Jeux.

Derv Gordon (Of the Equals) - Monty Hall
May 19, 2017 - New York

Styles at The Controls and Todd-O-Phonic Todd proudly present in his first ever East Coast appearances, Derv Gordon, the lead vocalist of the sensational band The Equals. The Equals are best known for their huge 1968 smash hit "Baby Come Back". Other well-known songs by The Equals include "I Get So Excited", "Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys" and "Police On My Back", which many discovered via The Clash's cover version. Many current acts have been heavily influenced by The Equals, including Ty Segall, who recently covered their single "Diversion". The Equals were a pioneering mixed race group that never performed in The United States, though they were extremely popular in countries such as Germany and The Netherlands, as well as their home in The United Kingdom. While their best known member is Eddie Grant (who as a solo artist hit big with "Electric Avenue"), Derv has always been their lead singer. Derv made his first ever U.S. appearance earlier this year, performing to a sold out crowd at The Elbo Room in San Francisco. As with that performance, he will backed by a fantastic Bay Area band, So What, who themselves owe a huge musical debt to The Equals. So What has just released their pulsating debut album, "Hard Gum" on Just Add Water Records. Bandleader Jason Duncan is also currently working on the first ever Equals biography, which is slated for publication later this year. These performances will not merely be shows they will be events! So What They call their sound "Hard 'gum", as in hard bubblegum- the kind the cuts the roof of your mouth. Brand new group playing Junkshop Glam/Bubblegum/Proto-punk insanity. They are the 4-headed bastard child of The Equals, Jook, and pre-disco Giorgio Moroder. So What is: Jason Duncan (vocals/lead guitar) Jeff Glave (rhythm guitar/vocals) Omar Perez (bass guitar) Rob Green (the drums/vocals) Baby Shakes Baby Shakes are a rock n' roll-punk band from New York City. Mary on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Judy on lead guitar and vocals, Claudia on bass and vocals, and Ryan on drums. With catchy melodic vocals over dirty guitars and a killer rhythm section, their influences range from The Ramones and Slade to Chuck Berry and 60's Motown girl groups. Formed in 2005, they've released 4 singles, a 10" heart-shaped EP, a singles collection, and two full length albums including the brand new Starry Eyes. They have toured the US, Japan, and Europe. Baby Shakes have shared the stage with The Romantics, The Boys, Shadows of Knight, The Undertones, Barracudas, Protex, Black Lips, Paul Collin's Beat, among others.

FAB FRIDAY KIDS' CONCERT: Hopalong Andrew Trio - Putnam Triangle Plaza
May 19, 2017 - Clinton HIll

Former Central Park Ranger and self-professed "urban cowboy" Hopalong Andrew is a New York-born, multi-award-winning storyteller, who most recently was recognized as a KidPass 2016 Parents' Choice. Join the fun on the Plaza as he and his band engage a youthful audience with fun tales of city adventure and urban wildlife. Perfect for children ages 12 months - 5 years to sing along, dance, play, and enjoy being outdoors.

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mo Browne featuring Maya Moonchild - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
May 19, 2017 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

All In Favor + Simon's Street - UCB Theater - Chelsea
May 19, 2017 - New York

Municipal operations! Sweetheart deals! And of course, Dairy Queen! Sick of Washington politics? Head on down to Main Street, USA why don'tcha? The town council will vote on activities for the Annual Winter Fair and debate whether books are important! A one-act farce about the minutiae of small town politics, (brought to you by the Monsanto Corporation.)

Liquid Courage - UCB Theater - Chelsea
May 19, 2017 - New York

Liquid Courage is a Sketch show like no other. Anyone can submit a sketch and perform it at this show. Sketches will be picked on a first come first served basis. The show will run as long as sketches are presented. LIQUID COURAGE "RULES" - It's open to all performers. Sign-up begins at 10:30pm and promptly ends at 11:30pm. Pick up a LC form from the UCBT box office, fill it out, attach your sketch and return it to the box office One LC form per sketch. You may bring more than 1 sketch, but you are only guaranteed to have one of them put up. Multiple Submissions should be under the same name. Your Sketch is not allowed to exceed 5 pages. It will not be accepted if it exceeds 5 pages. We strongly discourage sketches presented in WORD. Your Sketch will be blacked out after 5 Minutes. No Stand-up! Sketches should be memorized, no scripts in hand. Tech for your sketch should be simple! No powerpoints. Bring Music on a flash drive. You supply your own performers, so please cast your sketch ahead of time This show is free to everyone. Performers, writers and audience members.

What Were the '60s REALLY Like? - Cornelia Street Cafe
May 19, 2017 - New York

"What Were the '60s REALLY Like? - Beyond Peace & Love" Spoken Word/Performance/Open Join Children of the '60s - on Malcolm X's Birthday - to celebrate a cultural revolution that is still alive in US! Inspired by Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature and a literal question the host was asked, "What Were the '60s REALLY Like?" debuted on Inauguration Day and was featured in a story about artists' answer to a Trump presidency. Downtown poets/memoirists/musicians gather once again on Malcolm X's birthday to conjure a collective oral history that speaks to Now! K, host; Ellen Mandel, piano/vocals; Madeline Artenberg; Steve Dalachinsky; Dorothy Friedman; Davidson Garrett; Ron Kolm; Rifka Kreiter; Ptr Kozlowski; Tsaurah Litzky; Michael Lydon; Eve Packer; Mireya Perez; Su Polo; Leslie Prosterman; Janet Restino; Sparrow.

Murray Perahia - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
May 19, 2017 - New York City

Murray Perahia's place in the pantheon of great pianists is indisputable. A master of a vast range of repertoire, he can reveal the complex inner voices of a Baroque fugue with stunning clarity, pour out a sustained legato line in a Romantic nocturne, or summon thunder in a Beethoven sonata. In addition to his total technical mastery of the instrument, he is a "musician of big ideas" and "relishes the opportunity to air them in a large public forum" (The New York Times).

Rondo Young Artist Forma Competition First Place Winners Concert - Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
May 19, 2017 - New York

Performers Winners Concert

Masterworks Series - Haydn, Schubert - Bargemusic
May 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

Haydn Piano Trio in G Major, Hob XV:25, "Gypsy" Schubert Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 99, D. 896 Stefan Jackiw, violin Jay Campbell, cello Anna Polansky, piano with Mark Peskanov, violin Nina Kogan, piano

Masterworks Series - Haydn, Beethoven - Bargemusic
May 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

Haydn Piano Trio in G Major, Hob XV:25, "Gypsy" Beethoven Piano Trio No. 7, Op.97 in B-flat Major, "Archduke" Stefan Jackiw, violin Jay Campbell, cello Anna Polansky, piano

Steven Zumbo - Don't Tell Mama
Through May 19, 2017 - New York

Steven Zumbo Singer Gerry Dieffenbach at the piano $20.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating from 6:30pm Approximate running time: 65 minutes

Elaine Brier: Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is - Don't Tell Mama
May 19, 2017 - New York

Elaine Brier: Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Musical Comedy Entertainer 2 Time MAC Award Winner Musical Direction: Nate Buccieri $20.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating from 6:00pm Approximate Running time: 70 minutes

Steven Zumbo - Don't Tell Mama
May 19, 2017 - New York

Steven Zumbo Singer Gerry Dieffenbach at the piano $20.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating from 6:30pm Approximate running time: 65 minutes

Yankees vs. Rays - Yankee Stadium
May 19, 2017 - Bronx

Charansalsa - David Rubenstein Atrium
May 19, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Atrium 360° Trombonist, flutist, and bandleader Joe de Jesus brings his new band to the Atrium for a solid, sabor-packed night rooted in Cuban dance traditions by way of New York City.

We Bee Spelling - Drom
May 19, 2017 - New York

We Bee Spelling is a crazy philanthropic game show: part comedy, part concert, part spelling bee and all for charity. This interactive show -- featuring comedian judges Kyle Ayers, Will Miles and Tom Cowell and an incredible house band -- has raised over $350,000 for great causes. Check out highlights at webeespelling.com! On May 19th, we will be raising money to send 12 students from Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School (BTA) in Canarsie, Brooklyn on a cultural exploration trip to Cuba with the help from our friends I AM C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D.! I AM C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D Incorporated (IAC), is a 501(c)(3) registered tax exempt non-profit organization that promotes self-empowerment and an appreciation for cultural richness by exposing teenagers to world travel and five country prep workshops. IAC combines mentorship, travel and community service as tools to inspire student travelers to be compassionate visionary advocates; supporting the way they think, the way they act and the way they interact. Twelve, 10th graders from the Brooklyn Theatre of Arts High School, will travel to Cuba for 5 days and 4 nights. Their excursion will be filled with informative, interactive, fun site seeing adventures. The student travelers will document their experience daily throughout their trip with a provided I AM C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D journal. The student travelers will be encouraged to share their written ideas/areas of interest in a nightly forum. This is to help ensure that information has been retained and the memories will last forever. The trip will end with a community service project in Cuba.

19 Mayis Party Afterparty W/ Ny Gypsy All-Stars - Drom
May 19, 2017 - New York

Meet Artist Megan Carn at PAPYRUS Time Warner Center - Time Warner Center
May 19, 2017 - New York City

Mix and mingle with our latest Artist in Residence, Megan Carn at PAPYRUS’ Time Warner Center Location. Megan is the creator of the exclusive Swan Lake designs for PAPYRUS and will be doing personalized illustrations during the meet and greet. Based in Columbia, South Carolina, Megan says of her designs, “I want people who see my art to love it as much as I love making it. You can’t help smile when you see a gaggle of colorful swans or a pink giraffe!” For more information: https://www.papyrusonline.com/stores/ny/new-york-time-warner-center

Gil Evans Birthday Celebration featuring the Gil Evans Orchestra with Special Guests - Cutting Room
May 19, 2017 - New York

Gil Evans Orchestra Gil Evans Orchestra The Gil Evans Birthday Celebration, featuring the Gil Evans Orchestra led by Miles Evans. Kenwood Dennard Drums Mino Cinelu Percussion Mark Egan Bass Gil Goldstein Keys Pete Levin Keys Miles Evans Trumpet Shunzo Ohno Trumpet Alex Sipiagin Trumpet David Bargeron Trombone David Taylor Bass Trombone John Clark French Horn Chris Hunter Alto Sax Alex Foster Tenor Sax Alden Banta Bari Sax Rob Scheps Woodwinds.

Joey Berkley's Bandits - Cutting Room
May 19, 2017 - New York

"Joey Berkley's Bandits released their self-titled album in May of 2016. The new record breathes jazz sophistication into R&B, funk, rock, and pop, "stealing" from a wide array of musical genres. Embracing the famous Ellington quote, "there are only two types of music, good and the other kind," as the record's theme, all the original songs feature inventive writing, great solos, and ensemble precision. Most of all, the band features musicianship at the highest level. The challenging Bandits music showcases the talents of many top-notch musicians, successful on the NYC scene. "Influenced by Coltrane, Miles, and Monk, Berkley has used these roots to shape his own contemporary "sound" as a Tenor Saxophonist, composer, and recording artist. He has founded/led various bands, including the Joey Berkley Quartet, Funkasaurus Rex, and Westchester Jazz Orchestra (WJO). Coming off the stage and into the classroom, Berkley is also a well-respected educator. Currently, he serves as music director at the Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music, offering a curriculum based on almost 40 years of experience as a professional musician. Whether sharing his knowledge with a student, recording his music, or frequenting the club and concert circuit with his various groups, Joey's talent has warranted fabulous reviews from The Jazz Times to The New York Times.

Angels vs. Mets - Citi Field
May 19, 2017 - Queens

Angels vs. Mets - Citi Field
May 19, 2017 - Queens

Razor Boy Music Inc. presents TSPOTBL with Boss - Bitter End
May 19, 2017 - New York

Greg Osei Instant Treeline American Fever L*A*W Cherry Lewd Buddha

Zakk Sabbath - Gramercy Theatre
Through May 19, 2017 - New York

GA Standing and Seating available. Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by a guardian Preferred Access Ticket Includes Front of the Line Access, a Guaranteed Seat, and a Poster. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. Just a few blocks from Madison Square Park, Gramercy Theatre's intimate live experience remains unmatched by any other Manhattan venue. Get up close and personal with the performers in the general admission section, or enjoy a full view of the unforgettable environment in our authentic theatre seating. Grab a cold drink from one of the many bars located in the venue, including the downstairs lounge. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Gramercy Theatre, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways!

Stanley Jordan Trio - Iridium
Through May 19, 2017 - 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. Key to Jordan's fast-track acclaim was his mastery of a special technique on the guitar's fretboard. Instead of conventional strumming and picking, Jordan's innovative "touch technique" is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. While a handful of other players were using similar techniques, Stanley's fluid, multi-layered textures and sheer virtuosity raised the bar for excellence. But his technique, though impressive, is always a means to a musical end. His music is imbued with a warmth and sensitivity that has captured the imagination of listeners worldwide. A classically trained pianist before playing guitar, Jordan wanted greater freedom in voicing chords on his guitar, so he applied piano principles to do so. Jordan's touch technique allows the guitarist to play melody and chords simultaneously with an unprecedented level of independence. It also allows Jordan to play simultaneously on two different guitars, or even on guitar and piano. He says that "I think of it as a single instrument, but one with a wide range of tonal colors—that's why I do it."

Tween Paint Event! Cat Closeup - Key to My Art
May 19, 2017 - Amityville

Meow. Paint a closeup of a cat. Must be booked online, in advance. #event

Trey Songz - PlayStation Theater
May 19, 2017 - New York

Ages: 16 & Over There are entertainers who sing for their people and then there are singers who speak for their generation. Stevie spoke for hearts and souls; Marvin crooned for his country; Fela sent the rhythm of Africa abroad; Curtis gave the ghetto a voice. Artists come a dime a dozen, but a spokesman for the masses who's been bestowed with a voice from the heavens, once every generation. With Songbook/Atlantic Records R&B blessing Trey Songz, the first generation to come of age in the 21st century has one they can claim as their own. The anointment of the Petersburgh, Virginia inspiration will be solidified with his second collection, the emotional joyride entitled "TREY DAY." Spanning a sonic spectrum, the album bathes in waves of chord colors (reminiscent of Jodeci's "DIARY OF A MAD BAND"), with Trey's pen painting so vividly it could pass for a crayon. Much of this lush production comes courtesy of some of the best producers in the business. To note a few: Dre and Vidal, Danjahandz, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and Troy Taylor, who signed Trey to his Songbook Entertainment imprint in 2003 and produced the lion's share of his 2005 debut, "I GOTTA MAKE IT." One thing that Trey does better than any young R&B artist today is to create songs that resonate with fans regardless of gender, race, age, or residency. His music soars above categorization. You'll be hard-pressed to find many who can't relate to the gorgeous "Last Time." With production by R&B sure-shot Bryan-Michael Cox, Trey documents the challenges of monogamy and the complexities of infidelity in one final episode with his female on the side. The song is beautiful. It's ugly. It's common. It's special. It's human. So Trey's reign begins. The people of today are ready for their representation (over 400,000 of them are his Myspace friends!). They've actually been ready since day one. Just like Trey speaks up for them, they've reciprocated. "Before my first album came out, the fans on my website were calling the release date, "Trey Day." So I decided this time it's gonna be "TREY DAY" for real. The first album was an introduction and this is the arrival."

INTERNI Material Immaterial - Consulate General of Italy
May 19, 2017 - New York

A discussion of the relationships & synergies between the Italian design system and the design disciplines in the United States. RSVP Required: interni@bdeonline.biz

Ty Segall - Warsaw
May 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

Rabasi Joss with Soul Inscribed - BAM
May 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

The beloved funk/hip-hop/soul band returns to BAM with Brooklyn-based, Grammy-nominated music producer Jocelyn Arem in support of her latest project, an album of original songs under the name Rabasi Joss. Heliotrope, produced by Baba Israel, blends a singer-songwriter aesthetic with blues, jazz, and Soul Inscribed's signature sound.

Quiet Courtyard Dance Party at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
May 19, 2017 - New York

Quiet Events invades the trendy Arlo Hotel in Soho, this unique spot is normally not a wild party spot.. but tonight, we transform their courtyard into NYC hottest hidden club. Don’t worry, there’s a full bar to get your drink on! This is an exclusive party for just 300 lucky party-goers. Make sure to get tickets early as this one is sure to sell out quickly! Your 3 Live DJs are spinning all night: DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits DJ 2 (Red): 80’s/90’s/2000s Throwbacks DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop, R&B WHAT MAKES THE NIGHT SPECIAL? A Pair of Quiet Events Headphones Glow in the Dark Gear 3 Live DJ’s battling for your attention SPECIAL NOTES: 21+ to party Rain or Shine (There is an indoor dance floor) Tickets available at the door, but are limited Dress code: Dress to impress! WHAT TO BRING: You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event. No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door. HOW IT WORKS When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to, so you can dance along with those listening to the same DJ as you. It’s super social; just lower the volume or take the headphones off to talk to that girl or guy. There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!

Live Jazz Band at Arlo NoMad - Arlo NoMad
May 19, 2017 - New York

Tune-in to live jazz from 5-9pm in our 2nd floor Studio space.

Gabriela Anders - 55 Bar
May 19, 2017 - New York

Peter Hand Big Band - Zinc Bar
May 19, 2017 - New York

Peter Hand Big Band with Dave Pietro, Chris Hemingway, Camille Thurman, Ralph Lalama, Kenny Berger, Kevin Bryan, Valery Ponomarev, Eddie Allen, John Bailey, John Mosca, Corey Wallace, Sam Burtis, James Weidman, Daryl Johns, Steve Johns Peter Hand is a guitarist, composer and arranger leading his own jazz combos and big band. He has performed with and written for many top artists and bands, including Carmen Lundy, Jon Lucien, Claudio Roditi, Lee Konitz, George Coleman, Houston Person, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, Charleston Jazz Orchestra and Munich Modern Jazz Orchestra. After two critically-acclaimed releases by the Peter Hand Big Band (Out Of Hand and The Wizard Of Jazz, Savant Records), Hand says "There's something truly special about the sound, intensity of feeling, and freedom of improvisation in a large ensemble that can inspire performers and listeners." A New York City native, Peter began playing guitar in his teens and was especially drawn to the blues guitar sounds of B.B. King. While a student at Binghamton University, he led his own bands before attending Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, he became immersed in the music of Billy Strayhorn, Oliver Nelson, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, Horace Silver, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery and Antonio Carlos Jobim, among many others, and his interest in compostion and arranging blossomed.

Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance - Pier 2 Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through May 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half and the New York Road Runners (NYRR), will welcome the community to Brooklyn for a free three-day celebration of the borough for the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance beginning on Wednesday, May 17 through Thursday, May 18 and Friday May 19 from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park, located at 150 Furman Street. Come enjoy food, live music, and more at this family-friendly celebration of the great borough of Brooklyn. Delicious bites from local vendors, such as Red Hook Lobster and Hill Country BBQ, will be available for purchase, and activities include an interactive graffiti wall and free Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters coffee tastings. Airbnb Brooklyn Half participants will also be able to pick up their race materials at the Pre-Party – including bibs, New Balance tech shirts, and official bag-check bags that they can use to check their race-day clothing.

The Bunker: Donato Dozzy, Intergalactic Gary & More - Schimanski
May 19, 2017 - New York

THE BUNKER Room 1: Donato Dozzy (Spazio Disponibile, The Bunker New York | Italy) Gunnar Haslam (The Bunker New York, LIES Records News) LIVE - album release party Patrick Russell (The Bunker New York) Room 2: Intergalactic Gary (Viewlexx - MurderCapital, Bio Rhythm Records | The Hague via New Zealand) MIKE SERVITO (The Bunker New York) & Derek Plaslaiko® (The Bunker New York) The Bunker returns in May with one of our most exciting lineups to date. Donato Dozzy headlines Room 1 in what is his first proper solo DJ set at The Bunker since our 8 Year Anniversary party back in January of 2011. This will be Dozzy's only North American gig of 2017 and the foreseeable future. He is supported by Gunnar Haslam, who will be presenting a live set in celebrating of his forthcoming album on The Bunker New York (full details on that soon), and our resident DJ Patrick Russell. In Room 2, Intergalactic Gary, a dream booking of ours for a long time, finally joins us The Bunker New York!! A legendary figure on the Dutch scene (via New Zealand), Gary's mixes kind of speak for themselves, so dig into his soundcloud if you haven't already. Opening AND closing for Gary will be a b2b set from our resident DJs Mike Servito and Derek Plaslaiko.

Marlene VerPlanck Trio - Jazz at Kitano
May 19, 2017 - New York

CD "The Mood I'm In" One of the Best Vocalist 2016 Mike Renzi-Piano Jay Leonhart - Bass $32 Cover + $20 Minimum

Mindful Connections - Rubin Museum
May 19, 2017 - New York

Mindful Connections is a free tour program for people with dementia and their caregivers. Every month trained guides facilitate a gallery experience designed to promote engagement with works of art and each other. This program meets on the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at 1:30 p.m. for complimentary tea in Café Serai. Learn more about our programs and offerings for all audiences. To register, please see the online form. Mindful Connections is supported in part by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

Ikhlaq Hussain - Rubin Museum
May 19, 2017 - New York

When played live, northern Indian classical music is shaped by the artist's mood and rapport with the audience. What will inspire renowned sitar player Ikhlaq Hussain when he takes the stage at the Rubin on 5/19? Though every show is different, Hussain is known for performances that evoke the soul's yearning for the divine. He will be joined by Suryaksha Deshpande on tabla for the evening's program of northern Indian classical ragas and talas in the Gayaki Ang style. Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible through the generosity of the Carlo and Micól Schejola Foundation. This concert is presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment and Sunny Thakkar.

The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali - Rubin Museum
May 19, 2017 - New York

Introduced by film scholar Annette Danto. Pather Panchali, the first entry in The Apu Trilogy, introduces Apu and the cast of characters who create the family and world around him. Apu's classic coming-of-age story unfolds in his rural Bengali village. Satyajit Ray's cinematic debut was met with international acclaim, including Best Human Document at the Cannes Film Festival. "It is a pastoral poem dappled with the play of brilliant images and strong, dark feelings, a luminous revelation of Indian life in language that all the world can understand." —TIME "justly won the 'most human document award' at the 1956 Cannes Film Fest, unveiling a mature film talent in director Satyajit Ray." —Variety About Cabaret Cinema In tandem with the Rubin's exhibit Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame, Cabaret Cinema is featuring movies that exemplify the legendary photographer's lesser-known influence on the world of moving images. He served as an assistant to director Jean Renoir in The Rules of the Game, which he called "one of the summits of art," and appeared in the film himself. Acclaimed director Satyajit Ray, who began his foray into filmmaking after meeting Renoir, cites Henri Cartier-Bresson as a key influence in his work on The Apu Trilogy, now recognized as a masterpiece of Indian cinema. About the introducer Annette Danto is a filmmaker, educator, and co-author/editor of the textbook: Think/Point/Shoot: Media Ethics, Technology and Global Change. A three-time Fulbright Scholar in Film and Media Making, her documentaries are held in permanent collections of universities and educational institutions worldwide. Recent documentaries include: Reflections On Media Ethics, Gandhi's Wheel, and The Never Ending Path. Recent invited presentations include: British Film Institute, Daniel Pearl Film Festival, and IIE/CIES Global Exchange. She is currently in post-production for an 18-year longitudinal documentary highlighting rural development in the Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu, India.

k2 Lounge - Rubin Museum
May 19, 2017 - New York

Cocktails, art, and music make a heady mix at K2 Friday Nights. Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special pan-Asian tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ. Happy hour runs from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a two-for-one special on all beer, wine, and well drinks. Coming with friends?

K2 Friday Nights Tour - Rubin Museum
May 19, 2017 - New York

There's more to the Rubin's artwork than meets the eye. Discover the ideas behind these exquisite objects on a guided tour, where close observation and dialogue with a trained educator will open your mind to new experiences. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes. Reservations are not required for groups of ten or less. About K2 Friday Nights at the Rubin Museum admission is free every Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. during K2 Friday Nights. During K2 Friday Nights Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special pan-Asian tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and programs. Happy Hour runs from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a two-for-one special on all beer, wine, and well drinks.

Ceramic Animal - Rough Trade NYC
May 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

The recipe goes something like four fingers cask strength indie rock with a twist of surf grunge and a psychedelic chaser. It can be served wet and topless but never neat. Critics say they are "...reminiscent of lo-fi baroque pop Dr. Dog, neo-psychedelia Tame Impala and blues rock Jack White". YouTube fans insist they sound like the "...the Black Keys, Kings of Leon, and The Growlers all in one". That Mag says "Ceramic Animal is one band to bet on."

Ceramic Animal - Rough Trade NYC
May 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

The recipe goes something like four fingers cask strength indie rock with a twist of surf grunge and a psychedelic chaser. It can be served wet and topless but never neat. Critics say they are "...reminiscent of lo-fi baroque pop Dr. Dog, neo-psychedelia Tame Impala and blues rock Jack White". YouTube fans insist they sound like the "...the Black Keys, Kings of Leon, and The Growlers all in one". That Mag says "Ceramic Animal is one band to bet on."

Kgb: Paragraph - KGB Bar
May 19, 2017 - New York

Rr: Tns After Hours - KGB Bar
May 19, 2017 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Rr: Broken Time Machine - KGB Bar
May 19, 2017 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. Broken Time Machine blends Americana blues, rock, jazz and soul to deliver an eclectic mix of swampy original tunes and classic non-cover covers ranging from Billie Holiday to Buddy Holly to Johnny Cash to Eric Clapton. Their shows are high energy, highly audience interactive and often completely unpredictable!

Dreamcar - Irving Plaza
May 19, 2017 - New York

Show Info: DREAMCAR (featuring members of No Doubt, AFI) Support: Superet Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticket GA standing room & VIP options available. VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. 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. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! Click here to sign up! Follow us on our socials! Facebook: /IrvingPlaza Twitter: @IrvingPlaza Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Snapchat: IrvingPlazaNYC There's something romantic about a band's early days. A sense of innocence, optimism, and wonder courses through the music. In the summer of 2014, No Doubt's Tony Kanal [bass], Tom Dumont [guitar], and Adrian Young [drums] and singer Davey Havok [AFI, Blakq Audio] began writing and demoing music together. Without telling a soul outside of their significant others, the four musicians clandestinely moved into a cramped downtown Los Angeles rehearsal spot and revved up what would become DREAMCAR. "It reminded me of the early days of No Doubt when we were jamming in an Orange County garage," recalls Dumont. "We felt that same sense of freedom. There was no label, no manager, no agent, and no roadies." "For a good year-and-a-half, it was just the four of us making music," adds Kanal. "We had this opportunity to be a new band again. That's a very special thing to be able to do. We were just making music to make music." The union of Kanal, Dumont, Young, and Havok pre-dates those magical jam sessions. Paths crossed in the music industry as they do, but Young can recall standing on the side of the stage and watching Havok with rapt attention as Blaqk Audio opened for No Doubt in 2012. "Davey was super charismatic," says the drummer. "It was powerful to watch." "He was fearless to come from the punk world and do something that flies totally in the face of that," agrees Dumont. "We found that sense of bravery exciting. We didn't ever want to be constrained by unspoken rules of a scene or anything like that, and he was like-minded." Presciently, the name reflects their ambitions. "DREAMCAR speaks to a nostalgia, but as much as it speaks to the past, it also speaks to the present and the future," Havok goes on. "It mirrors hopes, aspirations, and attaining the unattainable. I would hope the songs do the same thing." "On the surface, a dream car is a very male ideal," says Dumont. "You think of that question, 'What's your dream car?' Everyone will have a different answer. If you go a little deeper though, it's really referring to a vehicle for our dreams, our imaginations." "The music really brought me back to a place of my youth," the vocalist confesses. "It sent me down that tragic and fragile New Romantic direction. There's a lyrical awareness and playfulness that I'd not yet explored in the way I have with this band." Ultimately, it's that combination of delectable and dangerous which will leave listeners everywhere satisfied. "This is a big moment for us," Kanal leaves off. "It's a new beginning. We can't wait to perform the songs live." "I'd love for people to get a cinematic feeling," concludes Young. "If they hear it and want to see us live, that would be amazing! Let the dream begin."

Roseanne Spradlin : Embodying Embryology - New York Live Arts
May 19, 2017 - New York

Body-mind centering® study group led by RoseAnne Spradlin Our development never stops, we are continually evolving, unspooling our potential. How can the body organize itself for dance from this knowledge, this place? Classes will involve individual explorations led by RoseAnne, grounded in the BMC® embryological work. There will also be time for individual and group improvisation and group experience and discussions. No previous experience with the BMC® work is necessary.

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 19, 2017 - New York

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys!

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe Mcginty - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 19, 2017 - New York

oe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Annual Open School Days - Williamsburg Charter High School
May 20, 2017 - Williamsburg

Come see one of the charter world's oldest successful high schools. Individualized instruction, clubs, activities, and more. The Williamsburg Charter High School prepares students in their journey to become skilled workers in and literate citizens of the world community through participation in a rigorous and demanding liberal arts education that includes Latin, literature, writing, science, history, mathematics, the arts, technology, as well as the skills of critical thinking, communication and research.

Metropolitan Opera - ABTKids
May 20, 2017 - New York

ABTKids, a playful one-hour program geared towards children, returns to the Metropolitan Opera House for another sparkling year. We introduce future fans to the joys of movement, costumes, music and sets as the Company presents bite-sized clips from the season.

Metropolitan Opera - Don Quixote
May 20, 2017 - New York

The knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming “amour” in Cervantes’s sweeping tale of romance and chivalry. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks.

Metropolitan Opera - Don Quixote
May 20, 2017 - New York

The knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming “amour” in Cervantes’s sweeping tale of romance and chivalry. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks.

Weather or Not, That is the Question - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 20, 2017 - Greenwich Village

A new exhibition about the wonder of weather and its impact on art. From everyday to extreme, the weather has always captivated human interest and conversation. We continue to be awed and intrigued by phenomenon such as record-breaking snowfall, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados and hurricanes. Global warming has made our interest in weather ever more important. This exhibition looks at artists exploration of this relationship as well as the role of art in environmental activism.

NEW YORK CITY GAY MEN'S CHORUS with London Gay Men's Chorus - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
May 20, 2017 - New York

New York City Gay Men's Chorus and London Gay Men's Chorus Two Choruses. Both Pretty. Is one stage big enough for these two diva best friends? Find out as New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and London Gay Men’s Chorus unite for a fabulous, one-night-only performance. More than just a dueling duet, it will be an amazing, super-gay party with the awesome sound of 400+ voices.

NEW YORK CITY GAY MEN'S CHORUS with London Gay Men's Chorus - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
May 20, 2017 - New York

New York City Gay Men's Chorus and London Gay Men's Chorus Two Choruses. Both Pretty. Is one stage big enough for these two diva best friends? Find out as New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and London Gay Men’s Chorus unite for a fabulous, one-night-only performance. More than just a dueling duet, it will be an amazing, super-gay party with the awesome sound of 400+ voices.

Palisades Indoor Farmers' Market - Palisades Community Center
Through May 20, 2017 - Palisades

Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market is back for it’s 9th season! Housed in a charming schoolhouse built in 1870, the Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers' Market has everything you need to make delicious seasonal meals: Local vegetables and fruit, cheese and dairy, pastured meats, free-range chicken and eggs, Balthazar breads, local artisanal and gluten/vegan specialties, bakery items, prepared foods, spirits and libations, and much more. Crafts for kids most Saturdays! Open EVERY Saturday through May, 9:00am-1:00pm held in the Palisades Community Center located at 675 Oak Tree Road in Palisades, NY. For market updates, join the e-mail list at PCC@Palisadesny.com or visit us on the web for weekly vendor schedule: www.palisadesfm.org.

Tom Green - Carolines on Broadway
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

You know Tom Green from his anything-goes run as the funniest, most unpredictable personality on MTV, and his unforgettable, deliciously loony roles in uproarious film comedies including “Road Trip” and “Freddy Got Fingered.” He’s graced the cover of Rolling Stone, commandeered the coveted guest-host chair on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and conquered the World Wide Web with his free-wheeling, wildly popular internet talk show, “Tom Green’s House Tonight.” Now, Tom brings his unique brand of hilarity to the art of stand-up comedy. Experience one of the great comic minds in the field of entertainment, live and in person, when Tom Green takes the stage and provides non-stop laughter with his brilliantly cracked view of the world around him.

New York City Gay Men's Chorus with London Gay Men's Chorus - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
May 20, 2017 - New York

New York City Gay Men's Chorus and London Gay Men's Chorus Two Choruses. Both Pretty. Is one stage big enough for these two diva best friends? Find out as New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and London Gay Men’s Chorus unite for a fabulous, one-night-only performance. More than just a dueling duet, it will be an amazing, super-gay party with the awesome sound of 400+ voices.

Buddy Guy - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

Christina Pazsitzky - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

Christina is a cast member on the show How to Be a Grown Up, airing Tuesdays at 10E/9C on TruTV. She has been a Round Table Regular and Writer on the popular E! show Chelsea Lately. Recently she was on TBS Funniest Wins with Marlon Wayans. Pazsitzky is best known for providing her unique and funny pop culture commentary on several Vh1 countdown shows,TV Guide Channel, SyFy Channel’s Insane or Inspired, Tru TV’s World’s Dumbest and E! Television’s Wildest TV Moments. She hosted the FX series Hitchiker Chronicles, was a cast member on MTV’s Road Rules Australia (back when it was cool, thank you) and was a regional finalist on Season 6 and 7 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. With a background in animation, Christina has written on and lent her voice to several animated projects, like the feature film TV: The Movie with the guys from MTV’s Jackass and the television series, Trolls. She was given Animation Magazine’s “Up and Coming Writer” Award. You can see Christina’s stand up on the Showtime special Red Light Comedy filmed in Amsterdam, TV Guide Channel’s Stand Up in Stilettos and Nuvo TV’s Stand Up and Deliver. She’s also performed at Sketchfest, the Aspen Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, South African Comedy Festival, Lucy Fest and Gilda’s Fest. Christina headlines comedy clubs in the U.S., Canada and has performed for the troops in Afghanistan, South Korea, UAE and Africa. You can hear her on her weekly podcast Your Mom’s House with her husband, Tom Segura. Your Mom’s House is a top rated comedy podcast on iTunes and was nominated for the Stitcher Radio Comedy Award in 2013. If you like 7th grade humor, you’ll love Your Mom’s House. And for something completely different, check out Christina’s other podcast, That’s Deep, Bro that combines philosophy and comedy. It’s serious questions with silly people. Before becoming a Comedian, Pazsitzky studied Philosophy at Oxford University, dropped out of Law School after two WHOLE weeks and was Goth for more years than she’d care to admit. She’s a huge fan of the Pixies and once met Kim Deal.

The Manhattan: Comedy for the New Yorker in You (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

Whether you’re a New Yorker, or you’re just visiting, you’ve come to Manhattan because it’s exciting, it’s fun, it’s the heart of the City that never sleeps, and it’s different from any other place on the planet It’s also our show, which is as cool, as fun, as captivating as the City it’s named for. With great comics from across the nation who’ve made New York their home, the Manhattan Comedy Show is stand-up for grown-ups, and a fun night out! It’s a show filled with laughter and good times that is simply unforgettable! So, whether you're a New Yorker or just visiting, the Manhattan is a night of comedy just for you. The show is brought to you by: Alex Barnett As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3-year old, Biracial son, Alex focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families. Alex, who hosts the "Multiracial Family Man Podcast" has been featured on the Katie Couric Show, Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com. Adam Oliensis Adam moved to Manhattan in the early ‘80s. He has spent decades studying philosophy & martial arts, and has undergone extensive psychotherapy. Twice. But no amount of discipline (intellectual, spiritual, or physical) could prepare him for the slow chipping away of self-esteem that comes with being a New Yorker, a husband, and a father…especially the father of teenage girls. In his Stand-Up Adam mines the absurdities, ironies, and silliness that arise in the most humbling everyday situations (with which he is continues to gain vast experience). He won the 2013 Paramount Theatre Stand-Up Star Search. He has recently opened for Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, and Gilbert Gottfried. With Jon Cryer he wrote and starred in the film, “The Pompatus of Love.” And he’s been nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, and Clio awards.

NYRR Kids' Boardwalk Run at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half - Coney Island Boardwalk
May 20, 2017 - Coney Island

Hundreds of boys and girls will run one mile on the Coney Island Boardwalk, one of Brooklyn’s most iconic landmarks. All participants will receive an official NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half souvenir. The event will be staged in multiple races for the following age groups: 7-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-18 years.

Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl, the world's hottest '80s tribute! - Le Poisson Rouge
May 20, 2017 - New York

This amazing 7-piece band brings back the '80s like no other, performing all the greatest hits live! Guest DJs spin a mix of '80s hits and today's top 40 before and after the show. "One of the BEST things to do in New York on a SATURDAY NIGHT!" – Time Out New York "It's AMAZING, so much fun! It's like going BACK TO THE EIGHTIES!" – Kelly Ripa "Thanks JESSIE'S GIRL for kicking '80s ass!" – Neil Patrick Harris

Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica Tour - Radio City Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - Manhattan

Jean-Michel Jarre performs at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, May 20 during his first North American tour ever. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 24 at 1pm*. *On the first day of sale, tickets for concerts are not sold at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall or Beacon Theatre Box Offices, and may only be purchased via Ticketmaster.

Made in New York Jazz 4th Annual International Jazz Gala - Tribeca Performing Arts Center
May 20, 2017 - Tribeca

International Jazz Gala Concert with young participants and legendary jazz musicians.

Oliver Samuels' 'Four Can't Play' - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Four Can't Play is a new exhilarating comedy-drama from Oliver Samuels. On stage with Oliver are three veterans of Jamaican theater, Ruth Ho Shing, Dennis Titus and Maylynne Lowe. Four Can't Play is written by Basil Dawkins. "My new play is a rip-roaring comedy," Dawkins told the British press. The popular play is directed by Douglas Prout and Toni Kay Dawkins. The Story: One young couple is planning to divorce; an elderly couple is planning to get married. They share adjoining rooms at a hotel weekend retreat for married and soon to be married couples. The real problems of their impending marriage and divorce are more frankly "trashed" out at the hotel's poolside than at the counseling seminars to hilarious effect. The play is suitable for the entire family. The Stage Manager for this production: Veronique Smith.

A Festival of Songwriting - The Public Theater
Through May 20, 2017 - Manhattan

Public Forum takes over Joe's Pub for a four-night series of conversations about the art of songwriting. Director of Public Forum Michael Friedman will sit down with exciting and unexpected pairing of musicians and songwriters from all genres to discuss what it is that they do when they write a song – and how they make their own particular brand of magic.

Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London - New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA Cafe
Through May 20, 2017 -

The Society of London Theatre and London's Victoria and Albert Museum have partnered with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center to celebrate the extraordinary story of the world's two greatest theatrical districts, London's West End and New York's Broadway in a ground-breaking new exhibition—Curtain Up: Celebrating Forty Years of Theatre in New York and London. Curtain Up celebrates the coincidence of two anniversaries of the biggest awards for commercial theatre: 40 years of the Olivier Awards in London and 70 years of the Tonys® in New York. The exhibition explores the craft and collaboration that creates spectacular international theatre and displays a series of costumes, costume designs, set models, film clips, prompt scripts, photographs, and correspondence from plays and musicals that have won (or been nominated for) both a Tony® and Olivier Award, including Phantom of the Opera, In the Heights, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, A Chorus Line, and more! On display are objects drawn from the collections of the V&A and The Library for the Performing Arts supplemented with key loans from private collections. Highlights include a set of costumes and puppets from Disney's The Lion King, the original costume designs from The Phantom of the Opera by Maria Bjornson shown alongside the costume worn by a recent West End Phantom; a selection of golden top hats from A Chorus Line which won both the Tony Award and the inaugural Olivier Award for Best New Musical; and the original set models for In the Heights, Arcadia, and War Horse. Film clips from notable theatre productions from the V&A's National Video Archive of Performance (NVAP) and NYPL's Theatre on Film and Tape archive (TOFT) are embedded throughout. This exhibition is organized by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), and the Society of London Theatre, in association with MasterCard. A special thanks to Theatre Development Fund, the American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League, and Disney Theatrical Productions for their support. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the leadership support of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman. Additional support for exhibitions has been provided by Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg and the Miriam and Harold Steinberg Foundation.

The 5th Annual New York Asian Burlesque Extravaganza - Highline Ballroom
May 20, 2017 - New York

Following the success of their previous sold out shows four years running, Thirsty Girl, and Calamity Chang bring the 5th installment of the Annual Asian Burlesque Extravaganza to The Highline Ballroom! The 5th Annual New York Asian Burlesque Spectacular is not only the biggest Asian burlesque event on the international calendar, it is the only one of it's kind, and brings the finest of Asian burlesque and cabaret Artists from all over the world to New York City for a night of spectacular performance! This years event is hosted by Taiwanese-American sensation Wang Newton, and features an amazing line up including: Calamity Chang (NYC), UmA Shadow (Japan), Joyen (The Philippines), Coco Ono (LA), Frankie Fictitious (San Francisco), Minx Arcana (NYC), Kitana Louise (Nashville), Dame Cuchifrita (NYC), Edie Nightcrawler (NYC) and Suwasit (Las Vegas) Plus DJ Momotaro and Kittens Valora Dee & Agent Wednesday!

Nightlands - Rough Trade NYC
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Red City Radio - Knitting Factory Brooklyn
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

A portion of every ticket sold is donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. For more info go to www.sweetrelief.org.

Laura Marling - Brooklyn Steel
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 20, 2017 - Chelsea

A show featuring the best up and coming comedians.

Christina Pazsitzky - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 20, 2017 - Chelsea

Christina Pazsitzky: Christina is a cast member on the show How to Be a Grown Up, airing Tuesdays at 10E/9C on TruTV. She has been a Round Table Regular and Writer on the popular E! show Chelsea Lately. Recently she was on TBS Funniest Wins with Marlon Wayans. Pazsitzky is best known for providing her unique and funny pop culture commentary on several Vh1 countdown shows,TV Guide Channel, SyFy Channel's Insane or Inspired, Tru TV's World's Dumbest and E! Television's Wildest TV Moments. She hosted the FX series Hitchiker Chronicles, was a cast member on MTV's Road Rules Australia (back when it was cool, thank you) and was a regional finalist on Season 6 and 7 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. With a background in animation, Christina has written on and lent her voice to several animated projects, like the feature film TV: The Movie with the guys from MTV's Jackass and the television series, Trolls. She was given Animation Magazine's "Up and Coming Writer" Award. You can see Christina's stand up on the Showtime special Red Light Comedy filmed in Amsterdam, TV Guide Channel's Stand Up in Stilettos and Nuvo TV's Stand Up and Deliver. She's also performed at Sketchfest, the Aspen Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, South African Comedy Festival, Lucy Fest and Gilda's Fest. Christina headlines comedy clubs in the U.S., Canada and has performed for the troops in Afghanistan, South Korea, UAE and Africa. You can hear her on her weekly podcast Your Mom's House with her husband, Tom Segura. Your Mom's House is a top rated comedy podcast on iTunes and was nominated for the Stitcher Radio Comedy Award in 2013. If you like 7th grade humor, you'll love Your Mom's House. And for something completely different, check out Christina's other podcast, That's Deep, Bro that combines philosophy and comedy. It's serious questions with silly people.

The Manhattan: Comedy for the New Yorker in You (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
May 20, 2017 - Chelsea

Whether you're a New Yorker, or you're just visiting, you've come to Manhattan because it's exciting, it's fun, it's the heart of the City that never sleeps, and it's different from any other place on the planet It's also our show, which is as cool, as fun, as captivating as the City it's named for. With great comics from across the nation who've made New York their home, the Manhattan Comedy Show is stand-up for grown-ups, and a fun night out! It's a show filled with laughter and good times that is simply unforgettable! So, whether you're a New Yorker or just visiting, the Manhattan is a night of comedy just for you. The show is brought to you by: Alex Barnett As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3-year old, Biracial son, Alex focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families. Alex, who hosts the "Multiracial Family Man Podcast" has been featured on the Katie Couric Show, Sirius/XM Radio's "Raw Dog Comedy," and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.

DJ Saturday Nights - Houston Hall
May 20, 2017 - New York

Massive beer hall and brew pub in the West Village with an exclusive selection of craft beers and specialty cocktails.

Tom Green - Carolines on Broadway
Through May 20, 2017 - Times Square Theater District

You know Tom Green from his anything-goes run as the funniest, most unpredictable personality on MTV, and his unforgettable, deliciously loony roles in uproarious film comedies including "Road Trip" and "Freddy Got Fingered." He's graced the cover of Rolling Stone, commandeered the coveted guest-host chair on "The Late Show with David Letterman," and conquered the World Wide Web with his free-wheeling, wildly popular internet talk show, "Tom Green's House Tonight." Now, Tom brings his unique brand of hilarity to the art of stand-up comedy. Experience one of the great comic minds in the field of entertainment, live and in person, when Tom Green takes the stage and provides non-stop laughter with his brilliantly cracked view of the world around him.

Jr Mack Band - Terra Blues
May 20, 2017 - New York

Acoustic T - Terra Blues
May 20, 2017 - New York

Sonya Perkins - Metropolitan Room
May 20, 2017 - New York

Sonya Perkins ~ An Afternoon of Swinging Jazz "Sonya's unique brand of emotional and swinging storytelling is a joy that needs to be experienced." - Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist Sonya returns to the Metropolitan Room for an Afternoon of Swinging Jazz bringing something new along with her unique interpretations of favorite jazz standards. Bob Albanese, musical director/piano, Tom Hubbard, bass, Dwayne 'Cook' Broadnax, drums and John Bailey, trumpet. At her last performance here, "There was great joy in all her selections and she delivered refreshingly unique interpretations of familiar lyrics…which left this audience wanting more and more…Her great comic bit was her autobiographical song about her transition from psychotherapist to jazz vocalist. These special lyrics, written by Sonya and set to the classic, "I Will Survive" had the crowd roaring." -Joe Regan, Jr., Jazz Jounalist "Sonya's voice, the music, the lyrics are One. Perkins holds the audience in the palm of her hands!" - Marlon Saunders, singer, composer, arranger "…Sonya, a veteran jazz vocalist takes… Great American Songbook chestnuts… and molds them in her own image. She digs deep into each song, rethinks the lyrics and melodies in the context of today's world, and…with the impeccable assistance of her fine accompanists, including her pianist/arranger Bob Albanese - bends and shapes them into wholly new listening experiences." -Jeff Tamarkin, Jazz Journalist "Sonya has a fine sense of time and phrasing that makes her readings of these standards worth revisiting to hear her versions." -Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz "Just when you were ready to write these songs off as ones you didn't need to hear again, along comes Sonya Perkins to freshen up the songbook classics ….JAZZ VOCAL FANS HAVE A WINNER HERE." -Chris Spector, Midwest Record. "Sonya's voice is trumpet bright"…"she hit's it just right…" "easy on the ears." George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly "Sonya Perkins is a great artist and she never fails to amaze me with her selections and unique interpretations of the Great American Songbook." -Joe Regan Jr., Jazz/Cabaret Journalist

Luiz Simas - Metropolitan Room
May 20, 2017 - New York

Luiz Simas Tickets at $25 General Admission. $27 at the Door. Rio-born Brazilian jazz composer/singer/pianist Luiz Simas is a genuine Carioca! A New Yorker since '89, he has led original groups in jazz festivals and clubs in the US, in Europe and in Brazil. Luiz' voice and music have warmed major venues including Birdland, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Bargemusic. His CDs include Cafune, Impromptu, Luiz Simas Live in NYC, New Chorinhos from Brazil, Recipe for Rhythm and Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite. The repertoire includes Luiz's infectious original tunes as well as beloved Brazilian music standards by Jobim, Caetano Veloso and others. "Luiz Simas is not only a wonderful musician, singer and composer, he is an engaging performer who draws his audience into his witty, joyful, sensuous musical world. Simas epitomizes the fantasies we non-Brazilians have about that wonderful country, and with him, we all get to be Brazilian, at least for the a couple hours!" - Judy Carmichael, pianist

Tripi - Metropolitan Room
May 20, 2017 - New York

Electric Feel Dance Party! - The Bowery Electric
May 20, 2017 - New York

BluePath Service Dogs Walkathon - Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, Lot 4
May 20, 2017 - Yorktown Heights

BluePath’s first annual Walkathon will raise funds for the non-profit, which provides autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship and opportunities for independence. Food and family fun for a great cause. Friendly dogs welcome. For more information or to register, visit bluepathservicedogs.org.

BluePath Service Dogs Walkathon - Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
May 20, 2017 - Yorktown Heights

BluePath’s first annual Walkathon will raise funds for the non-profit, which provides autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship and opportunities for independence. Food and family fun for a great cause. Friendly dogs welcome. For more information or to register, visit bluepathservicedogs.org.

'Monkey Kingdom' - Jacob Burns Film Center
May 20, 2017 - Pleasantville

From the creators of Bears and Chimpanzee, Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom is a documentary filmed among the legendary jungles and ancient ruins of South Asia. It’s home to a lively and clever band of monkeys who play, eat, and groom each other all day. But things get more complicated for one female when she becomes a mother. As Maya cares for and teaches little Kip the ways of the world, she has to use all her skills to protect him from one unexpected challenge after another. She even has to take on higher-ranking members of the clan. With stunning photography, and narration by comedian Tina Fey, this heartwarming story of a young mother and her adorable baby will delight and amaze the whole family. Hands-on activities accompany the screening on Saturday, May 20.

Art for Tots:Action Art That Moves You - The Noguchi Museum
May 20, 2017 - Long Island City

Parents will learn strategies for engaging their children during museum visits while exploring art materials and The Noguchi Museum galleries as a family. Reservations required.

Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O’Neill - Abrons Arts Center (Underground Theater)
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

From Target Margin Theater, “known for radically reinventing classic behemoths” (The New York Times), comes a new marathon production of Eugene O’Neill’s epic trilogy, MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA. Part Greek tragedy, part family play, part history play, MOURNING mashes myth, Freudian psychology and melodrama into a marathon six hour production. Each of the three plays of the MOURNING trilogy will be staged in a different part of the Abrons Playhouse, with the audience served a pu-pu platter meal and snack as they move between spaces.

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Central Park
Through May 20, 2017 -

Explore the park in the spring and learn about birding on this family walk. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses. For ages 5 and older. Registration required. May not be suitable for strollers due to terrain. Location changes each week, please check website for details.

Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel - The Bowery Ballroom
May 20, 2017 - NYC

Provocative, irreverent, controversial and wildly creative, Amanda Palmer is a fearless singer, songwriter, playwright, blogger and an audaciously expressive pianist who simultaneously embraces – and explodes – traditional frameworks of music, theater and art. Amanda first came to prominence as one half of the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. In 2008, she released her debut solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, produced by Ben Folds and accompanied by a fine art photography book featuring text by esteemed author Neil Gaiman (who Palmer has since married). After parting ways with her record label in 2010, she self-released two EPs: Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukelele and Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under, along with a musical theater-esque Evelyn Evelyn album and tour with Jason Webley. Amanda is widely known as "The Social Media Queen of Rock-N-Roll" for her constant and disarmingly intimate engagement with her fans via her blog, Tumblr, and Twitter (800,000+ followers), and has been at the vanguard of using both "direct to fan" and "pay what you want" (patronage) business models to build and run her business. In May of 2012 she made international news when she raised nearly $1.2 million pre-selling her new album, Theatre is Evil, along with related merchandise and "experiences" via Kickstarter. Theatre is Evil went on to debut in the "Billboard Top 10" when it was released on Sept. 11, 2012, and has been released in over 20 countries on her own label, 8ft records. Amanda was invited to present a "TED Talk" at TED's 2013 Conference. To date her Talk, "The Art of Asking", has been viewed more than 8 million times worldwide. 2013 also saw the release of "An Evening with Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer"- a 3 CD collection of tracks culled from a live tour with her husband and best-selling author Neil Gaiman. Following upon the success of her TED Talk- Amanda expanded her philosophy into a book. The Art of Asking was released worldwide in November of 2014 and became a New York Times Best Seller. In support of the book, Amanda is currently touring solo for the first time since 2011, hitting stages with a mix of rocking keyboard originals, ukulele ballads, and readings from The Art of Asking.

The GROWLERS - Terminal 5
May 20, 2017 - New York

The Growlers - City Club "Nor gypsy, nor skater, nor goth, nor hobo, nor surfer, nor punk, yet somehow all of these things. The Growlers just might be the most interesting band in the world, certainly one of the coolest." -Julian Casablancas Cult Records is proud to present City Club, the new long player from California scuzz rockers The Growlers. Produced by Cult label head (and frontman for The Strokes) Julian Casablancas in tandem with Grammy-winning engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer), the album is a massive step forward for the band, showcasing a richer sound and focused, anthemic songwriting. From the disco skronk of title track "City Club" to the William Onyeabor-inspired Afrogroove of "I'll Be Around," the record marks a twist on their Beach Goth sonics. It's still a swirl of reggae, punk, ragged country, and twangy psychedelia, but now with prominent synthesizers, danceable beats and some serious anthems. "Less surf, more synth," in the words of the band's guitarist and music director Matt Taylor.

Control Syntax Rio - Storefront for Art and Architecture
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

Storefront for Art and Architecture, in collaboration with the Het Nieuwe Instituut, presents Control Syntax Rio at Storefront's gallery space at 97 Kenmare Street. The exhibition will open on Monday, March 27th at 7 pm. Control Syntax Rio examines Rio de Janeiro's civic command center, Centro de Operações Rio (COR) as both a model of computational smart city governance and as a symbol of new spaces of representation of the 21st century city. About Control Syntax Rio Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visible sites of smart city experimentation. In response to catastrophic natural disasters, calamitous traffic congestion, and urban health epidemics, the Centro de Operções Rio (COR) was designed as a corrective tool and as a new command and control hub that would allow the city to prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games. Launched in 2010, COR now monitors its urban camera network and information sensors, gauges optimal traffic patterns, determines landslide risk zones, predicts weather disruptions, and maps disease paths. Rio's wild topography, wealth disparities, and aging infrastructure make it an unlikely testing ground for the smooth rationality of urban management that smart city rhetoric proclaims. Through COR, the predictable impression of Rio de Janeiro as a lush playground of beaches and samba dancers conflicts with the new image of a Rio governed by smart city control systems. As it becomes increasingly marked by extreme police tactics and political protests, Rio appears less a case of urban optimization than a platform for viewing the conflicts that have erupted around urban data management, civil rights, and issues of social control. Yet, COR also signals a new form of participatory civic politics. Citizens visiting COR headquarters are able to observe COR operations and the data COR collects and displays. Through this demonstration of openness and access, COR serves as a public relations space from which the city attempts to broadcast an image of informational transparency and competent urban administration. Control Syntax Rio shows the city of Rio structured through COR's control syntax and smart city command processes. This syntax is assembled from seemingly banal "if-then" statements that become surprisingly charged by their encounters with the political and circulatory life of the city. Through COR, the exhibition sees traffic engineering as urban politics and as haunted by potential catastrophe. In the exhibition, a street route through Rio de Janeiro doubles as a COR decision path. COR assesses every incident to learn if it will escalate to an event, an emergency, or a crisis. Through this code, we are able to perceive glimpses of the current image of urban computational governmentality, not only blithely directed toward engineered efficiency, but also saturated with a thousand narratives of possible threat, risk, disruption, and instability. Exhibition Credits Curators: Farzin Lotfi-Jam, Mark Wasiuta Exhibition Design: Sharif Anous, Farzin Lotfi-Jam, Mark Wasiuta Graphic Design: MTWTF Exhibition Design and Production Assistance: Florencia Alvarez, Javier Bidot-Betancourt, John Dwyer, Jennifer Komorowski, Chelsea Meyer, Jacqui Robbins, Miranda Römer, Augustine Savage, Jen Wood Sound Design: Sonic Platforms (Michael Christopher, Max Lauter) Film Voiceover: Louise Dreier Audio Recording: Marco Pavão Videography: Terry Barentsen Production: Team Het Nieuwe Instituut This project has been made possible through the initiative and leadership of the teams at HNI, led by Guus Beumer (Artistic Director) and Marina Otero Verzier (Head of Research), and at Storefront, led by Eva Franch (Chief Curator and Executive Director).

Djembes and Dance - Philipsburg Manor
May 20, 2017 - Sleepy Hollow

Enjoy a day of traditional African American music and dancing at Djembes and Dance: A springtime celebration of African rhythm, the Hudson Valley’s most exciting drumming festival! Step into the rhythms and get swept up in this springtime soiree featuring continuous performances of African drumming and dancing. In a day filled with music and revelry, master drummers bring African instruments alive on multiple stages throughout the grounds of Philipsburg Manor. Get a dance lesson, move to the rhythm of the djembe and shakeree, listen to the melodious strings of the kora, enjoy African folklore storytelling, and watch cooking demonstrations, including presentations by acclaimed food historian Michael Twitty. Plus, experience a recreation of a colonial cross-cultural event known as Pinkster, first celebrated in the Hudson Valley in the 17th century. Pinkster was a joyous, festive occasion that beckoned the arrival of spring. For the African community riven by enslavement, it was a profound opportunity for family members and friends, many of whom were split off and spread out from each other, to come together.

BASSment Saturdays ft JPhelpz Evac Protocol, Laetus - Webster Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

Gotham - Webster Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

GOTHAM - Webster Hall
Through May 20, 2017 -

BASSment Saturdays ft JPhelpz Evac Protocol, Laetus - The Studio at Webster Hall
May 20, 2017 - New York

BASSment Saturdays (Dance) JPhelpz (Dance) Evac Protocol (Dance) Laetus (Dance)

Pressing Matters - Theatre Row’s Clurman Theatre
Through May 20, 2017 - NEW YORK

A boxed-set of six quirky stories nestled into one evening. Seven words map the course of a young couple’s life. A young woman is on a perpetual quest to move forward with the help of her butler. A mother discovers parenting is an obstacle course in the modern age. Three generations of women find a common voice. Chloe and Essie remember. Passengers await their final destination. Jennifer Jasper's Pressing Matters wastes no words as she weaves tales in her own humorous and heartfelt storytelling style. Opening on April 20, 2017 Schedule: Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM; Saturday matinee at 2PM; Sunday at 3PM

Block Party - The Field Library
May 20, 2017 - Peekskill

Come enjoy an hour of free play with a huge collection of blocks. Fun for children of all ages.

Friends for Now - The Greene Space
May 20, 2017 - New York

Grab your kids and walk don't run (because running is dangerous) to The Greene Space for an afternoon of thrills and laughs as two teams of friends battle it out in Friends for Now, a kid's game show! Comedian Jo Firestone leads contestants through a series of games that are creative, musical, fast-paced and wacky in this podcast pilot for WNYC Studios! The friends that win the first round then become foes and compete against each other in an all-holds-barred fight to the finish. Jo is joined by musical sidekick Tommy McNamara, WNYC archivist Andy Lanset and The Judge (voiced by Avital Isaacs), who always gets the last word! Friends for Now is fun for all ages from 6 to 64 (some games not appropriate for 65-year-olds without proper supervision)! Want to be a contestant? Fill out the application!

Teen Job Style Workshop - Franklin Square Public Library
May 20, 2017 - Franklin Square

This workshop, presented by Fashion Geek for Hire, addresses specific needs for today’s students, jobseekers, and college applicants including how to dress for success (job/college interviews, school/networking events and special events) and apply with style (job applications, resumes, cover letters, and email).

Linda Loves Bingo - Le Poisson Rouge
May 20, 2017 - New York

The Nels Cline Four feat. Julian Lage, Scott Colley & Tom Rainey w/ Ava Mendoza - Le Poisson Rouge
May 20, 2017 - New York

Lpr & Meanred Present at the Knockdown Center: Ry X - Le Poisson Rouge
May 20, 2017 - New York

Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl, the world's hottest '80s tribute! - Le Poisson Rouge
May 20, 2017 - New York

Just Kidding: Beatbox Extravaganza with Rahzel - Symphony Space
May 20, 2017 - Upper West Side

Performance and workshop for the next generation of beat boxers with the legendary Rahzel, formerly of the Roots. Kids will learn how to make a wild and rhythmic array of percussive sounds using only their mouth and vocal chords.

Events for Youth & Families: Shine and the Moonbeams - Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, Dweck Center
May 20, 2017 - Prospect Heights

Shine and the Moonbeams create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty and simplicity of youth. Guitarist John Heagle currently plays with the faux French garage-rockers Les Sans Culottes. Singer songwriter Shawana Kemp’s other gig is teaching social studies in a NYC public school.

Atka's Birthday Bash - Wolf Conservation Center
May 20, 2017 - South Salem

Join the WCC staff and volunteers as we celebrate the birthday of the WCC’s most popular wolf, ambassador wolf Atka! Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will assemble ""wolfy"" gifts for ambassador wolf Atka and then enjoy watching him tear them open!

The StepCrew - On Stage at Kingsborough
May 20, 2017 - Manhattan Beach

The StepCrew is an extravaganza of Celtic music, song, and three styles of percussive dance:  traditional Irish Step, Tap, and Ottawa Valley - a form known for fast, high-stepping, exuberant jigs and reels. This dynamic tour de force takes audiences on a breathtaking journey of dance from the haunting beauty of Ireland to the spirited wilds of North America.   Led by Cara Butler (The Chieftains’ leading Irish dancer) and the Pilatzke brothers (Canada’s most exciting Ottawa Valley Step dancers), this outstanding company includes Canadian champion fiddle players, the vocals of Scotland's Maeve Mackinnon, and touring members of famed Irish band, The Chieftains.

Bike the Branches - All Around Brooklyn
May 20, 2017 - New York

Brooklyn's public libraries are the hearts and souls of their communities, providing a sense of dignity and belonging to all who visit. Bike the Branches is a day for Brooklynites like you to unite and show our love for these special places. During Bike the Branches, every branch will welcome you, and give you a place to gather, recharge and celebrate the diversity and strength of our beloved borough. We're bringing back Bike the Branches favorites like the Block Party, live music, food vendors, guided rides and prizes for participants of all ages. The best part? Your Bike the Branches registration gives every neighbor and neighborhood in Brooklyn an incredible gift—a safe, free, thriving public library. Secure your spot for Bike the Branches 2017 today, and help us make this the best Bike the Branches yet!

Dance with MMDG - Mark Morris Dance Center
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Fun for the whole family, our free Dance with MMDG class is taught by MMDG dancers and accompanied by live music. You’ll learn choreography in conjunction with the Dance Group’s performances. No experience is necessary. We encourage all ages and abilities to attend.

Dance with MMDG - Mark Morris Dance Center
May 20, 2017 - Fort Greene

Fun for the whole family, this free dance is taught by MMDG dancers and accompanied by live music. You’ll learn choreography in conjunction with the dance group’s performances. No experience is necessary. All ages and abilities are encouraged to attend.

Nature Story Time - Tenafly Nature Center
May 20, 2017 - Tenafly

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of TNC’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to TNC. A new story and animal are featured each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls or a hawk. Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Children must be accompanied by an adult who may attend for free.

Children's Shakespeare Theatre presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - Palisades Presbyterian Church
Through May 20, 2017 - Palisades

Take four confused lovers, the warring king and queen of the fairies, a duke and his wild new wife, a batch of more fairies, and a team of blue collar workers rehearsing a classical play...Toss all into the woods on the magical night of Midsummer's Eve, and drop in a good-sized dose of magical love potion, plus the power of a mischievous fairy to turn a man into a donkey - and what have you got? - Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! Now stir into a gumbo of New Orleans music, bayou culture, and mysterious voodoo for even more adventure, fun, and beauty in this unique CST production.

Birding Bonanza - Randall's Island Park
May 20, 2017 - Randall's Island

Learn about the 152 species of birds that inhabit the Park’s nearly 20 acres of wetlands and natural areas. Expert guides from both RIPA and NYC Audubon will be on hand to help you explore. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. Suitable for ages 7 and older.

Tot Shabbat at CSI Nyack - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through May 20, 2017 - Upper Nyack

Come celebrate Shabbat morning with stories and games to discover what Shabbat is all about. Grape juice and challah with Rabbi Russo followed by a free lunch for all For more information contact us at 845-358-3767 or csioffice@optonline.net

Geology Rocks! - Engelwood Picnic and Boat Basin
May 20, 2017 - Engelwood Cliffs

Christina Fehre, director of Trails and Outdoor Programs for the park, will lead a guided hike for children.The hike will cover a round-trip distance of about 2 miles in around 2 hours and is rated easy by the hike leader. Suggested for children age five and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Art for Tots: Action Art That Moves You - The Noguchi Museum
Through May 20, 2017 - Long Island City

Parents will learn strategies for engaging their children during museum visits while exploring art materials and The Noguchi Museum galleries as a family. Reservations required.

Vilray - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

Vilray (vill-ree) is a working musician raised in Brooklyn who sings, whistles, and plays guitar in NYC and around the world. He can be heard Wednesday nights at Williamsburg's Bar Below Rye and as part of a duo, Rachael & Vilray, along with the legendary singer Rachael Price, frontwoman of Lake Street Dive, . His work is most influenced by the varieties of swing music played in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, both jazz and country. He admires the warmth, rhythm and emotional range of this period's recordings. Vilray studied instrumental music at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in Manhattan and jazz composition at the New England Conservatory in Boston. In April 2016, a passing commuter filmed him and bassist Damon Hankoff performing in a Brooklyn subway station and today the video has been seen by over half a million people all over the world!

And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little - Gene Frankle Theatre
Through May 20, 2017 - NY

And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little is an often biting and occasionally touching black comedy of the late 60s that centers on the lives of the three Reardon sisters, whose father abandoned the family long ago, and whose mother has recently passed away. The sisters, now adults and all working in the New York City public school system, have come to a crossroads - the youngest sister, having barely survived a scandalous incident at school, has suffered a nervous breakdown. When the married sister comes back to the childhood apartment the two unmarried sisters now share in an effort to commit her sibling to an institution, the built-up resentments of the last decade are pushed to the forefront. Should Anna be committed? Is it in her best interest or is it just easier for Ceil if she doesn’t have to care for her? Is it selfish of Catherine to want to keep her at home? Who is strongest in this fight of wills – and does Catherine really need another cocktail? Written by Paul Zindel Directed by Shay Gines Produced by Retro Productions The cast features Wynne Anders (Off-Broadway Claymont/Emerging Artists Theatre), Christopher Borg (Charles Busch's Judith of Bethulia/Theatre for the New City), Heather E. Cunningham (NYIT Award for Best Actress in An Appeal To The Woman Of The House/Retro), Rebecca Holt (Broadway How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying with Matthew Broderick and Megan Mullally), Amanda Jones (Off-Broadway Candida/Jean Cocteau Repertory), Sean J. Moran (Widows directed by Hal Brooks at 59E59), and Sara Thigpen (NYIT Award for Best Actress in Burning the old Man Jo/Boomerang Theatre). Show Dates: Friday, May 5th at 8:00 pm (Opening Night) Saturday, May 6th at 8:00 pm Sunday, May 7th at 2:00 pm Monday, May 8th at 8:00 pm Thursday, May 11th at 8:00 pm Friday, May 12th at 8:00 pm Saturday, May 13th at 8:00 pm Sunday, May 14th at 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 17th at 8:00 pm Thursday, May 18th at 8:00 pm Friday, May 19th at 8:00 pm Saturday, May 20th at 8:00 pm

Bad Buka - Pianos
May 20, 2017 - New York

Hannibal Montana - Pianos
May 20, 2017 - New York

Paloma Blanco - Pianos
May 20, 2017 - New York

Villins - Pianos
May 20, 2017 - New York

Moose - Pianos
May 20, 2017 - New York

Ladybug Girl storytime with David Soman & Jacky Davis - The Astoria Bookshop
May 20, 2017 - Astoria

Join us for a very special storytime with the bestselling author/illustrator duo, David Soman and Jacky Davis for their newest Ladybug Girl book, Ladybug Girl's Day Out With Grandpa. A gentle celebration of learning and curiosity, and a love-letter to the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren, Ladybug Girl's Day Out With Grandpa is an original story that brings the Natural History Museum to life.

American Ballet Theatre: ABTKids - Metropolitan Opera House
May 20, 2017 - Upper West Side

A special, one-hour performance designed to introduce young audiences to the magic and beauty of ballet. The performance, recommended for children ages 4-12, is narrated by a member of ABT's Artistic Staff and features child-friendly highlights from the Company's vast repertoire. Ahead of the performance there is a pre-performance workshop where kids will be introduced to the works they will see in the performance and have a ballet lesson from a teaching artist. There is no need for any prior dance background. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite dance clothes.

Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World - New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA Cafe
Through May 20, 2017 -

Hilary Knight was born stage-struck, ninety years ago. Best known as the illustrator of the American classic Eloise, he cites the performing arts as the single greatest influence on his life and career. As a child, Knight was fascinated by the circus and could not get enough of Broadway. His artist parents introduced him to musicals with Jumbo in 1935. His early theatrical influences were Ethel Merman in Red, Hot and Blue; Gertrude Lawrence in Lady in the Dark; and the sensational Carmen Miranda in The Streets of Paris. The movies were another source of inspiration and obsession. Designer Adrian's extravagant costumes for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) mesmerized him; child star Sabu in Elephant Boy (1937) became a hero. After studying at the Art Students' League with Reginald Marsh, and then a stint in the US Navy in World War II, Knight designed sets under the exacting eye of the legendary George Abbott at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. Eloise became a national and international bestseller in the 1950's, and Knight's children's book career took off with titles such as Where's Wallace, and The Circus is Coming! Yet his work in the theater continued with iconic Broadway posters, including No, No, Nanette, Irene, Half a Sixpence, and the burlesque musical Sugar Babies, starring Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller, among many others. Now for the first time, Hilary Knight's stage-struck life is the subject of a comprehensive exhibition that includes original artwork for posters; theatrical illustrations for Vanity Fair magazine (where Knight is a contributing editor); Knight's most recent work — three-dimensional portraits in stage-like settings — and costume and set designs for performances and revues that reveal that for Hilary Knight, all the world is indeed a stage.

HEARTBEAT OPERA PRESENTS BUTTERFLY - Baruch Performing Arts Center
May 20, 2017 - Manhattan

White male artists invented the tragic geisha, Madama Butterfly, and in so doing fueled a stereotype that has dominated Western imagination ever since. This daring new adaptation of Puccini's iconic romance explodes that legacy of fetishization and exposes the Sorrow left behind.

Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets Interactive Arts Workshop - Flushing Town Hall
May 20, 2017 - Flushing

Tim Kubart will lead a family workshop in the making of paper bag puppets and then help children bring their puppets to life. A memorable shared family experience.

Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets Family Show - Flushing Town Hall
May 20, 2017 - Flushing

Tim Kubart and special guests sing about all new adventures: the kind you can find in your home and in your heart, with your friends and with your family, in the little moments we live every day. Tim will weave childhood memories through textured pop tunes with lyrics that bridge the gap between innocence and wisdom in a way that listeners of all ages will appreciate and understand.

It's My Park at Weeping Beech Park and Daniel Carter Beard Mall - Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green Park
May 20, 2017 - Flushing

Come volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing this spring! Volunteers will help with general cleanup and planting.

The Good Ms. Padgett - Jalopy Theatre
May 20, 2017 - Red Hook

The Good Ms Padgett sings wise and wild and wonderfully absurd songs for children and babies and their grownups. She accomplishes all this with the help of her family: partner Miggy Littleton and seven-year-old daughter Penelope Littleton, as well as many special guests.

TEK.LUN : ? : DREWSTHATDUDE : ? - Sunnyvale
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

******Tek.Lun - HE MAKES BEATS! ! ! ! ! ******Drewsthatdude Multi Platinum Grammy Nominated Producer

ERIC SLICK - Sunnyvale
May 20, 2017 - New York

Eric Slick began his career as the drummer for the Adrian Belew Power Trio. He has also performed with Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), R. Stevie Moore, Cass McCombs, Gordon Gano, California Guitar Trio, Bobby Martin (Zappa), Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ike Willis, Jon Anderson (Yes), Eddie Vedder, Ann Wilson (Heart), Mike Keneally, Ween, Crescent Moon, John Wetton (King Crimson), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie), Chris Harford, Matt Vasquez, Ben Kweller, Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart), Deer Tick, and Project/Object. He is currently the drummer of Dr. Dog, Ape School, Paper Cat, and Norwegian Arms.

THE E STREET SHUFFLE: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE - Rocks Off
May 20, 2017 - New York

With a dedication to authenticity, a true passion for the music and a knock-your-socks-off, high-energy stage show, The E Street Shuffle offers up a tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band that is like no other. Hailing from the Jersey Shore, this 7-piece outfit has been thrilling Springsteen die-hards and casual fans alike with top-notch musicianship, attention to detail and unmistakable passion for performing. No two set lists the band performs are ever alike and the band takes pride in its ability to please any crowd by crafting shows that feature the hits and the classics as well as the obscurities. The E Street Shuffle believes it is their duty to give audience members a night out to remember where they can put aside the stress and frustrations of the working world for a few hours and rejoice in the power, the magic, the mystery and the ministry of rock n' roll. his cruise is aboard THE JEWEL and will depart from Skyport Marina - East 23rd Street & FDR Drive (EAST side). We will be boarding and departing at the times listed on your ticket and are not able to allow refunds if you miss the boat. So don't be late - it sure ain't pretty to be standin on the dock, watching the party sailing away! There are cash bars on board so make sure to swing by the ATM on your way to the boat. There will be food available for purchase. All cruises are 3 hours unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions about the show or your purchase, please contact Sancho Dominguez at sancho@rocksoff.com or check out our FAQ page on www.rocksoff.com Please note that all shows are 21 and over and ID will be required upon boarding the boat *RAIN OR SHINE!* *LAST CALL for the boats is 5 minutes before departure. After this time your tickets may be forfeited and you may not be able to board the boat, so please arrive early*

WALKING TOUR - THE HISTORY OF ART, CRIME, DRUGS and PUNK ROCK ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE with John Joseph - Rocks Off
May 20, 2017 - New York

What was it about the Lower East Side that attracted so much talent and crime in the last 40 years? Since my early days of punk back in the summer of 1977 I've been exposed to some of the best music and the worst crime. Everything from Max's Kansas City to the Alphabet City Butcher Daniel Rakowitz who lived right above me and killed his girlfriend, chopped her up and fed her to the homeless in Tompkins Square Park. I was also in that park when the riot of 1988 kicked off and I played one of the last shows at CBGB's. Most people walking around on the Lower East Side today with its trendy boutiques and coffee shops have no idea of its history, the great music and violence that has always co-existed side by side down here. I'll take you to the punk clubs, gang hangouts and drug spots where some of the craziest things went down. It's a first hand account from someone who was immersed in the danger having myself grown up on the streets of NYC since the age of 14. I guarantee you it will be a true punk rock & crime history lesson from someone who was there way back then and is still here. We will drop by the famous CBGB's location where The Ramones and so many other legendary punk bands started. We'll walk by Great Gildersleeves where the Hells Angels regularly ran people over on their motorcycles. Stroll down memory lane at Saint Marks Place passing Trash and Vaudeville (punk store), the Electric Circus where the likes of Bad Brains, Crass, and so many others jammed. All the while telling you my anecdotes and funny stories of the crazy shit I've seen go down. Then Tompkins Sq Park, giving first hand knowledge of the area's events. We'll even hit MANITOBAS for Bob Gruen's famous Punk Rock photo exhibit before we go by the Ritz (now Webster Hall) and Irving Plaza where so many great bands like Black Flag, Bad Brains, Circle Jerks, Motorhead (first US gig), The Damned, Buzzcocks played and where the late punk-rocker John Belushi slam danced his nights away. Finally our last stop on the tour will be Max's Kansas City where we end in Union Sq Park discussing the area and what is what like. Drugs, hookers, violence, the Palladium where The Clash's London Calling album cover was shot. Ever heard of Julien's Pool Hall? The porno theaters where I'd sleep in the dead of winter for 50 cents a night and the Gramercy Park Boxing Gym (now PC Richard's) where my old man and many World Champions boxed. The bottom line is, whether you're a seasoned New Yorker or someone visiting the city on vacation, this tour is not to be missed. I can guarantee that it will be a memorable experience. Meetup location will be sent in your confirmation email after purchasing tickets. THIS IS A THREE HOUR TOUR!!! For group rates, a private tour, or more info please email Sancho@RocksOff.com A portion of the proceeds of every tour goes to Hardcore Against Hunger - Feeding Vegan Meals to the Homeless

Science Saturday - PS/IS 121 Magnet School of Applied Life Sciences
May 20, 2017 - Mapleton

The community and various partners will share life science-based developments.

Medicine Wheel Festival and Community Garden Celebration - Lusscroft Farm
May 20, 2017 - Wantage

Live music, local artisans, vendors, crafters, plant sale, plant walks, garden tours, bake sale, carriage rides, photography contest display, art display, rummage sale, workshops, seminars, and demonstrations. On Sunday tours will be available of the Turner Mansion, the Manager's Dwelling, and the Root Cellar. More information and a schedule of the events and musical performances is available online at http://www.LusscroftFarm.org. Family friendly fundraising festival on the scenic grounds of historic Lusscroft Farm, affiliated with High Point State Park. Funds raised are for restoration of the gardens and buildings at Lusscroft Farm. Presented by the Heritage and Agriculture Assoc., in cooperation with the N.J. DEP/Division of Parks and Forestry. Parking entrance is from County Route 519 at mile marker 81.

Green Teens: Out of This World - Long Island Children's Museum
May 20, 2017 - Garden City

Take a trip out of this world as the Green Teens explore space and the galaxy. Discover the secrets of the solar system and imagine what lies beyond our planet!

Ivy League Spring Fling - Ivy League School and Day Camp
May 20, 2017 - Smithtown

Come enjoy a fun filled day with your family. Face painting, DJ, Go-Karts, Sky Bounce, inflatables and more. Food items available for just $1 each.

Touch-a-Truck - Middle Country Public Library
May 20, 2017 - Centereach

Children can explore various vehicles, sit in the driver's seat and discover the world of trucks. This unique event will feature large trucks and heavy equipment from law enforcement, fire departments, commercial companies, industrial companies, and rental companies.

Summer Camp Open House - Kids Country Day Camp
May 20, 2017 - Mount Sinai

Summer Camp Open House. Come take a tour, meet staff, and ask questions. Fun activities and registration discounts.

Asian-American Festival - North Hempstead Beach Park
May 20, 2017 - Port Washington

Celebrate ethnic diversity. Bring family and friends to this beachfront gathering which will include dance, arts and crafts, shopping, culinary delights from China, India, Japan, Korea, and Pakistan.

Mets vs. Angels - Citi Field
May 20, 2017 - Flushing

Cheer on the Amazin's take on the Angels. First 15,000 fans receive a David Wright Starting Lineup Figurine.

Spring Festival: Let’s Move Family Zumba and Education - Glen Oaks Library
May 20, 2017 - Glen Oaks

Come join the program inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama's “Let's Move!” campaign. During this program participants will learn about the “Let’s Move” campaign, healthy lifestyle options, and enjoy a mini zumba workout.

Art in the Park and Kite Day - Heritage Park in Mount Sinai
May 20, 2017 - Mount Sinai

Join Heritage Trust for an outdoor art sale and exhibit and fun kite flying. Bring your own kite, purchase one at the event or just come for some family fun and watch as colorful kites soar through the skies.

Footprints - Third Annual Modern Dance Festival - Marjorie S Deane Little Theater
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

FOOTPRINTS - Third Annual Modern Dance Festival Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and The West Side YMCA Community Arts Department present the third annual FOOTPRINTS: A Modern Dance Festival, May 18-20, 2017 at 7 PM, at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 5 West 63rd St 10023. This annual dance festival celebrates innovative works of contemporary dance from diverse new and established voices in NYC dance. FOOTPRINTS 2017 will feature the following works:  Grimm | Choreography by Danielle Kipnis, Nazmo Dance Collective In Transit | Choreography by Ashley McQueen, Smashworks Dance Collective Movers | Choreography by Megan Paradowski & Lil Arnonff, The Mill Looking Glass | Choreography by Caitlin Parish Infinite Reflection | Choreography by Cecly Placneti, Six Degrees Dance Refuge | Choreography by Amanda Selwyn, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre The Rise of Otherness | Choreography by Elizabeth Shea, Elizabeth Shea Dance The Empowered Women | Choreography by Alana Urda, Amalgamate Dance Company   Performances will take place Thursday, May 18, 2017 through Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7 PM in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd St, NY, 10023. There will be a reception following the Saturday night performance.  Tickets are priced at $17 for general public and $12 for Student/Child and YMCA NYC Members. To purchase tickets, visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/970348. To learn more about the West Side YMCA Community Arts Department, contact Amanda Selwyn, Director of Community Arts, at 212-912-2635, aselwyn@ymcanyc.org, or visit www.ymcanyc.org/westside/pages/dance.  About Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, we engage audiences from start to finish and beckon a response of thought, feeling, and soul.  www.amandaselwyndance.org   Founded in 2000, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has presented over 50 productions at NYC venues including Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York Live Arts/DTW, Dance New Amsterdam, Danspace Project, Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Kumble Theater, and John Jay College.  We have been presented twice at Jacob's Pillow, Westfest, DUMBO Dance Festival, Dixon Place, Dance Teacher Summit, COOL NY, Movement Research, and Pushing Progress Series. We have toured to festivals, presented open rehearsals, interactive performance events and workshops, and offer arts-in-education programming through Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre to children in the NYC public schools.   About the West Side YMCA Community Arts Department The West Side YMCA Community Arts Program strives to empower, educate, and maximize the potential of youth and adult emerging artists. Our classes are led by experienced instructors who create a stimulating atmosphere with lively activities, discussion and insightful feedback. We strive to create innovative performances, events, and programs that inspire, entertain, and reflect our community.   About the Y The Y is one of the nation's leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children - regardless of age, income or background - to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. ymca.net

Make Up! Maker Projects: Predator Portrayals - Old Westbury Gardens
May 20, 2017 - Old Westbury

Join a guided gardens walk to unearth your inner artist! Gather natural inspiration to form a seasonally inspired take home craft.

Spring Festival: Multicultural Dance and Games - Glen Oaks Library
May 20, 2017 - Glen Oaks

Let's explore dance, songs and games from around the world. This program explores our rich and diverse heritage through songs in many languages. This is a highly interactive program appropriate for school-age children and family audiences. We will sing, dance, move, and play rhythm instruments.

10th Annual Dance Parade and Festival - Broadway, University Place, East 8th Street, St. Marks Place, and Tompkins Square Park
May 20, 2017 - East Village

This parade and festival celebrates the power of dance as an art form as well as the dance culture of NYC. It starts with a parade which begins at Broadway and 21st Avenue, featuring crafted floats, live bands and DJs. The parade is ordered chronologically honoring the history of dance from ancient to contemporary. The parade finishes at Tompkins Square Park with DanceFest. A festival featuring performances, dance lessons and social dance

LevelUp New York - Get Beyond The Booth - New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
May 20, 2017 - New York

Join us for an exciting day of learning & connecting! Voices.com is bringing LevelUp to Brooklyn NY, Saturday May 20th 2017. LevelUp will bring voice talent, coaches, & clients together like never before for a fast-paced day of workshops & networking. Covering business, technical, & artistic skill tracks for both beginner & professional voice actors, LevelUp is your opportunity to get out of the booth to explore new opportunities for success, engage with the community, & level up to the next stage of your career. Speakers and Sessions include: Stephanie Ciccarelli - Welcome address and introduction Brian Thon - New to Voice over? ?Jennifer Smith and Bobbi Owens - Book more with Voices.com! Jean-Marc Berne - Branding for Voice Actors David Kaplan - Being Prepared for Greatness - A Peek Behind the Curtain Tommy Griffiths - Audition Diagnosis Bryant Falk - Prepping Your Audio for Broadcast: You are Your Own Mixer! Bruce Kronenberg - Don't Sell It - Believe It Brett Olsen - Change Your Perspective, Change Your Career Xavier Paul Cadeau - The Voice Over Industry of Today - and Tomorrow Panel: How to Get Booked for a Commercial from a Client's Perspective Moderated by Jim Kennelly Todd Wiseman - President & Co-Founder at Hayden 5 Kyle Craner - Editor and Animator for Ketchum Megan Anttila - Senior Producer at Casual Films Charlie Marks - Producer at Mustache Agency

Oslo - Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater
May 20, 2017 - Upper West Side

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls OSLO "the stuff of crackling theater." Now, this sweeping and surprisingly funny new play comes to Broadway following its sold-out Off-Broadway run. OSLO is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas — a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. New York Magazine calls OSLO "gripping and remarkably entertaining." And at this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, "OSLO gives us hope" (Daily News). Bartlett Sher directs.

Open House - West Hills Day Camp
May 20, 2017 - Huntington

West Hills Day Camp opens its doors to the public for our May Open House. Last chance to take advantage of enrollment savings and to enroll for specialty programs and travel programs. Tour the grounds, meet the staff and learn all about why West Hills Day Camp has been the premier day camp on Long Island for over 60 years and counting.

Ride the Rails - Middle Country Public Library
May 20, 2017 - Centereach

Take a day trip into the city with the LIRR at a discounted rate. You will leave as a group from the Ronkonkoma train station and return on your own time. Return tickets will only be honred on the same day as the departure date. You can purchase four (4) round trip tickets per library card.

'Sleeping Beauty' - Northport Middle School
May 20, 2017 - Northport

The performance will include selected highlights from Sleeping Beauty Ballet, African Jazz set to music from The Lion King, Modern Contemporary Dance and new Choreography. Classically trained dancers come together in a unique performance blending cultures and techniques in fun show for all ages. This performance celebrates dance and dance performance in our community.  Posey Dance Repertory Company will honor members of tThe National Honor Society of Dance at the end of the  performance.

Erik Friedlander, Nate Wooley and Satoshi Takeishi - The Stone
May 20, 2017 - New York

Meet the Fledglings with the Wild Bird Fund - The New-York Historical Society
May 20, 2017 - Upper West Side

A special event in collaboration with the Wild Bird Fund. How do you feed a fledgling? The Wild Bird Fund (WBF) will teach children about our feathered friends and learn about wild bird rehabilitation. This program has an age restriction for the safety of the birds that will be handled and fed by children in attendance. Children must be five or older to feed the birds. In honor of the the special exhibition, Big Bird: Looking for Lifesize.

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge Concert - The New-York Historical Society
May 20, 2017 - Upper West Side

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge's original publication with this new musical based on the children's classic. This timeless New York City story tells the tale of the Little Red Lighthouse who felt important and useful until the Great Gray Bridge (based on the George Washington Bridge) was built.

MOCACREATE- Pin Power: Celebrating APA Heritage! - Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
Through May 20, 2017 - Chinatown

Wear your Asian Pacific American (APA) pride on your sleeve, jacket, or backpack. Using MOCA’s collection as your inspiration, create a personalized button that celebrates the awesome contributions of Asian Pacific Americans and wear it all year round.

Taste of the Upper West Side - O'Shea Complex Schoolyard
Through May 20, 2017 - NYC

The 10th annual Taste of the Upper West Side is making an exciting return this spring to bring one of the city’s most exciting culinary events to the UWS on Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th, 2017. Featuring two nights of celebration, this fabulous event will delight guests with fantastic food from world-renowned chefs of the Upper West Side. Presented by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (“BID”), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, all net proceeds will be donated to the local community for neighborhood improvement and beautification.

Taste of the Upper West Side - O'Shea Complex Schoolyard
Through May 20, 2017 - NYC

The 10th annual Taste of the Upper West Side is making an exciting return this spring to bring one of the city’s most exciting culinary events to the UWS on Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th, 2017. Featuring two nights of celebration, this fabulous event will delight guests with fantastic food from world-renowned chefs of the Upper West Side. Presented by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (“BID”), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, all net proceeds will be donated to the local community for neighborhood improvement and beautification.

Taste of the Upper West Side - O'Shea Complex Schoolyard
Through May 20, 2017 - NYC

The 10th annual Taste of the Upper West Side is making an exciting return this spring to bring one of the city’s most exciting culinary events to the UWS on Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th, 2017. Featuring two nights of celebration, this fabulous event will delight guests with fantastic food from world-renowned chefs of the Upper West Side. Presented by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (“BID”), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, all net proceeds will be donated to the local community for neighborhood improvement and beautification.

Taylor 2 Dance Company at Adelphi University on April 8 at 8:00 p.m. - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
May 20, 2017 - Garden City

The Taylor 2 Dance Company returns to the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) to showcase the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Paul Taylor’s work. The Taylor 2 Dance Company will perform on Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. in the Dance Theatre, AUPAC, 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. This program will feature four acclaimed Paul Taylor dances: Images, Tracer, Profiles and his signature work, the exuberant Esplanade. Paul Taylor established the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company in 1993 to ensure that his works could be seen by audiences all over the world, unhindered by economic or technical limitations. Working with longtime colleague Linda Hodes, he modeled Taylor 2 after the original six-member company he established in 1954. Taylor 2 is able to perform in smaller venues with more modest budgets than the larger Paul Taylor Dance Company without sacrificing any of the artistry that characterizes a Taylor performance. One of the most accomplished artists this nation has ever produced, Paul Taylor continues to shape America’s indigenous art of modern dance as he has since becoming a professional dancer and pioneering choreographer in 1954. Having performed with Martha Graham’s company for several years, Mr. Taylor uniquely bridges the legendary founders of modern dance – Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Doris Humphrey and Ms. Graham – and the dance makers of the 21st Century. Through his new initiative at Lincoln Center – Paul Taylor American Modern Dance – he is presenting great modern works of the past and outstanding works by today’s leading choreographers alongside his own vast and growing repertoire. And he is commissioning the next generation of dance makers to work with his renowned Company, thereby helping to ensure the future of the art form. As an integral part of his vision, these dances will be accompanied by live music, wherever possible, when so intended by the choreographer. Paul Taylor taught dance at Adelphi University in 1962. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the university in 2008. AUPAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $35, with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or boxoffice@adelphi.edu. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances. About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning. Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success. Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 7,500 national and international students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world beyond.

Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland - Belvedere Castle
May 20, 2017 - Central Park

Guided walk in the park for families. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Christina Pazsitzky Headlines Gotham Comedy Club - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

You can hear Christina on her hugely successful podcast “Your Mom’s House” with her husband Tom Segura. “Your Mom’s House” is a top rated comedy podcast on iTunes and was nominated for the Stitcher Radio Comedy Award in 2013. If you like 7th grade humor, you’ll love “Your Mom’s House.” Check out Christina’s other podcast, “That’s Deep, Bro” where she gets super deep on stuff. You can also hear her narrating the documentary "Can We Take a Joke?" released July 2016. Christina’s TV credits include: TruTV’s “How to Be a Grown Up,” she was a “Round Table” regular and Writer on the popular E! show “Chelsea Lately” and TBS “Funniest Wins” with Marlon Wayans. Pazsitzky is best known for providing her unique and funny pop culture commentary on several Vh1 countdown shows, TV Guide Channel, SyFy Channel’s Insane or Inspired, Tru TV’s “World’s Dumbest” and E! “Television’s Wildest TV Moments.” With a background in animation, Christina has written on and lent her voice to several animated projects including “Trolls.” She was given Animation Magazine’s “Up and Coming Writer” Award. You can see Christina’s stand up on the Showtime special “Red Light Comedy” filmed in Amsterdam, TV Guide Channel’s “Stand Up in Stilettos” and Nuvo TV’s “Stand Up and Deliver.” She’s also performed at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Sketchfest, the Aspen Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, South African Comedy Festival, Lucy Fest and Gilda’s Fest. Christina headlines comedy clubs in the U.S., Canada and has performed for the troops in Afghanistan, South Korea, UAE and Africa. Twitter: @christinap / Instagram: Christinapaz / Facebook: @christina.pazsitzky Check out: http://www.thousandranch.com/clips/ Showtimes: Fri. & Sat. 8:00PM & 10:00PM

Watson Adventures’ Unlock the Box Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Station
May 20, 2017 - New York

Congratulations: You’ve been poisoned! That’s the bad news at the start of this scavenger hunt in Grand Central Station. The good news is that you have two hours to come up with the combination to a box that contains the antidote. To find it, you’ll have to follow a trail of clues to answer tricky questions, tackle sneaky puzzles and ultimately crack the secret code that will unlock the box. Does your team have what it takes to unlock the box? Your life may depend on it. A smartphone is required for each team to participate on this hunt. Advance ticket purchase required.

Watson Adventures’ Munch Around the Village Scavenger Hunt - Greenwich Village
May 20, 2017 - New York

Discover the gourmet delights of Greenwich Village while collecting treats and answers along the way. Starring some of the best pizza, kebab, cheese, cannoli, paratha, gelato and peanut butter you’ve ever had. Along the way you’ll get a real taste of the Village – its many historic places, famous folks, movie locations and more. Please bring one smartphone per team for photos plus $10 cash for food purchases. Advance purchase is required.

Tyler Conroy and His Broadway Baes - 54 Below
May 20, 2017 - New York

Tyler Conroy makes his Feinstein's/54 Below debut! A singer, songwriter, vlogger, and "Swiftie," Tyler hosts a weekly web-series, Tyvid Tuesday, that has been viewed by over 2 million people and has been hailed by The Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, BroadwayWorld.com, Taco Bell, and country-singers Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, and The Band Perry. Teen Vogue has called his videos "genius." Tyler directed and starred in the first-ever Taylor Swift musical, It's a Love Story, which helped him win the title as an honorary author of Swift's Simon & Schuster-published fan-book, Taylor Swift: This Is Our Song. (He's also hung out with Swift in her apartment, but we'll leave that story for the show.) "Tyler Conroy & His Broadway Baes" premieres on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage, a cabaret of duets with some of Tyler's favorite Broadway stars as well as a showcase of some of his own original music. Special "Baes" Include: DeMarius Copes (Newsies) Joey Contreras (Composer) Giuseppe Bauilsso (CATS, Hello Dolly!) Daniel Quadrino (Newsies, Wicked) Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening, Sweeney Todd) Chris Rice (Book of Mormon) Band: John Waynelovich of "Barefoot Truth" – Piano AJ Krawczyk of "Community Smokes" – Drums

'Ladies of Laughter' - Landmark on Main Street
May 20, 2017 - Port Washington

Stand-up comedian Robin Fox headlines this event. She spent 17 years as a full-time mom and dieting. Then one day, Robin gave up dieting and decided to make her life-long dream of being a comedian a reality. Today she is happier than she can ever remember and will never look back!

A Call for the Arts: Syosset High School Art Show - Walt Whitman Birthplace
May 20, 2017 - Huntington Station

A Call for the Arts, hosted by the Syosset High School Mural Club and the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, is a multi-faceted event showcasing the artistic, musical, and literary talent found in Syosset High School. The event gives the artists of Syosset High School an opportunity to get their work exhibited in a gallery setting for students, teachers, faculty, and members of the community, as well as the experience of having their work purchased through a silent auction, where attendees can bid for select artwork shown. The evening will also contain performances by students in Orchestra and Band, as well as spoken word pieces. All proceeds will go to Action Against Hunger and WWBA.

IMUNURI, Arjun - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

a Brooklyn-born funky, indie dance-rock band currently located in Bloomington, Indiana. Stephanie Leary & André Pilette Original members in the NYC band: Adam Garcia - guitar Dan Wilson - drums Mitch Sumner - keys Mari Stoner - backing vocals Currently performing in the Bloomington band: Otis Cantrell - guitar Samuel Ramirez - keys Danielle Graf - drums Lyrica Smolenski - backing vocals **************************************************************** ARJUN, the three-piece instrumental band from New York, has been trailblazing their own hybrid of rock and improvisational jazz since 2003. Led by Eddie Arjun Peters, ARJUN fuses the power of rock with improvisational alternative jazz, resulting in a delicate balance of intricately crafted melodies backed by powerhouse musicianship. In 2013, SPACE, the first in a critically-acclaimed three-album trilogy, is a sonic dreamscape of fluid improvisations which were conceived and recorded organically. The album's opening track, 'Orion,' features legendary percussionist E.J. Rodriguez (The Jazz Passengers, Sean Lennon, Medeski Martin & Wood, Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos, D.J Logic). CORE, second in the trilogy, is a reinvention of ARJUN's sound and style, rooted in carefully crafted melodies which tell resonant stories without words. CORE features the talents of John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood) on its title track, was mixed by legendary producer Scotty Hard and rose to #4 on the Jambands Chart. In the Summer of 2016, GRAVITY was released as the third and final installment in the trilogy of albums that featured Andre Lyles on bass and Lamar Myers on drums. Recorded and mixed by Scotty Hard, this album also features guest performances by Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones), Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy, Funk Apostles), and Molly Cherryholmes. GRAVITY enjoyed heavy airplay for several months peaking at #5 on the Jambands Chart. ARJUN's soulful, razor-sharp inter-musician communication and chemistry translates vibrantly through their recorded works, and transfixes live audiences across the Northeast. ARJUN has garnered comparisons to artists such as Charlie Hunter, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, David Gilmore, Warren Haynes, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page.

Christopher Paul Stelling - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

"A man and his beat-up, nylon stringed guitar brought tears to the eyes. He's stellar." – Bob Boilen, NPR All Songs Considered "A one-man musical outfit that recalls the intensity of The Tallest Man on Earth and labelmate Glen Hansard." – Village Voice "The way this man delivers his songs, it's not hard to imagine him actually 'tap-dancing down the edge of this here knife,' as he sings at one point from within a small tornado of acoustic guitar…" – SPIN There is a fearless quality to the music of Christopher Paul Stelling. A voice that sounds both old and young, an effortless yet intricate finger-picking guitar style and lyrics that are both dramatic, and intensely confessional. It's a sound that channels the restless spirit of a young man who left home to travel the country, haunting and impassioned songs formed by endless nights alone on stage with a guitar, playing to packed houses, other times to nearly empty rooms. Stelling estimates that he's played over four hundred shows in just the past three years. It places him within a longstanding tradition that serves to nurture ones character and art. "It takes a lot of work to stay on the road," he says. "You learn to rely on your songs as a sort of resting place amidst all of the unfamiliarity. You fill your head full of places, and sounds, and ideas — and it all comes spilling out. When the things around you change constantly, you change too. And the things that stay the same become who you are. It's nurtured my songwriting, knowing that the inspiration is all around you. If you aren't seeing it, then look harder, and if you still don't see it, then turn the corner, and if you still don't see it then look at things differently, because it's right there in front of you." After self-releasing his debut album Songs of Praise and Scorn in February 2012 and his second, False Cities, in May 2013, CPS has toured the US and Europe relentlessly, averaging over 150 live performances per year. Singing his songs with a pure uninhibited delivery, Stelling has become known for the intensity and passion put into his live performances. Owing as much to the bards and troubadours of times long since past as to his contemporaries, Stelling's ever developing commitment to his craft is obvious. His most recent album Labor Against Waste was released in June 2015 on ANTI Records to near unanimous praise and excellent reviews. Upon release of the record, he played nearly 40 European dates and then embarked on a mammoth 150+ date US tour (which kicked off with a performance [and marriage proposal on stage!] at Newport Folk Fest) that took him to nearly every state in the lower 48. With multiple European and US tours scheduled – including an extended tour opening for Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals – and some excellent festival dates, 2016 is shaping up to be even better!

Jodie and the Normals - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

"One of the Most Finely Crafted NEW Pop-Soul Bands in a Very Long Time..." Jodie- Keys and Vocals Zack- Guitar Luis- Cajon, Vocals

Ryan Hommel w/ Colin Jalbert & Reed Sutherland of Mammal Dap - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

"I've always felt very natural in my supportive role as a sideman, be it stage left or stage right and back a few feet. I recently found out that front and center and even all alone feels just as natural and satisfying," says multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Ryan Hommel. Rooted deeply in early Elvis Presley and Stevie Wonder, he started at age 3 by soaking in the music and absorbing the feelings it could transmit before eventually learning its technical aspects. "As a supplementary musician, my allegiance is to the song more than to the artist," says Hommel. "A great artist doesn't need supporting, but a great song can live in a seemingly unlimited number of sonic spaces. My job is to help narrow the focus and clarify the message." At 23, Hommel's work with Seth Glier (long-time musical partner and childhood best friend) on their The Next Right Thing (MPress, 2011) record helped them to earn a 2012 Grammy nomination and the respect of musical super heroes and staples all across the board. In 2012, Hommel not only independently released his own self-titled debut record; he expanded his work as a sideman, beginning to play mostly electric guitar and pedal steel on both domestic and international tours with The Sweetback Sisters, Heather Maloney and Stephen Kellogg. "I will always continue to work as a freelance instrumentalist and producer both on tour and in the studio. I love working with new bands and artists to help achieve their musical vision. It even helps me clarify my own," says Hommel, who is doing just that. You can find him on his SOLO ELECTRIC tour this Spring, Summer and Fall, opening many shows for long time friend Edwin McCain along the way.

The Novel Ideas - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

The Novel Ideas are a country folk quintet of friends from the great state of Massachusetts. Featuring the voices of three different songwriters, The Novel Ideas create a blend of pastoral, harmony driven, and plaintive Americana. In 2014 they released a 10" single "Lost on the Road", featuring two new songs and marking the band's first effort as a five piece. The following couple years have been spent touring nationally, writing, and recording as a band. Their latest release, St. Paul Sessions, was recorded live in an old church in their hometown. It features six unreleased songs, and aims to capture the raw, live energy of their live performance. Sarah Grella - Vocals Daniel Radin - Guitars, Vocals Danny Hoshino - Guitars, Pedal Steel, Vocals James Parkington - Bass Guitar, Vocals Karl Grohmann - Drums

Emilio Teubal Trio - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

Emilio Teubal was born in Madrid, Spain in 1976. At that time, his parents were in exile from the dictatorship government in Argentina. After a year in Spain, the whole family moved to Mexico City where they spent five years. In 1984, with the return of the democracy, his family decided to go back to Argentina. Once in Buenos Aires, Emilio started playing the piano at the age of nine. He studied piano at the National Conservatory of Buenos Aires, and composition, arranging, and orchestration with private teachers. He was a very active performer in the tango and jazz scene of Buenos Aires until 1999, when he relocated to New York City to continue his musical studies. In the United States, Emilio earned a BFA in Music from the City College of New York, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He also received the Bushwick Composition Award for two consecutive years. At CCNY his teachers included prominent jazz figures such as Marc Copland, Scott Reeves, Bruce Barth, Mike Holober, John Pattitucci, Cliff Korman and Ron Carter. Emilio has released three albums as a bandleader. His latest, "Música Para Un Dragon Dormido," released on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records, has been chosen as 2013 best album by several specialized media, and has been placed in the top 100 albums on the digital online store E-Music.The album received a worldwide press recognition with raving reviews and have even been labeled "classic albums of this modern jazz age in fifty years time… As near to perfection as you can get" (Dave Sumner Bird is The Worn). The album features some of Teubal's longtime collaborators, Moto Fukushima, Sam Sadigursky and John Hadfield, plus special guests Erik Friedlander and Satoshi Takeishi.Prior to this album, Emilio has released two critically aclaimed records:La Balteuband(2006), and Un Monton de Notas (2009). Mr Teubal's latest project,the Emilio Teubal Trio, is small chamber group consisting on piano, spanish guitar and clarinet. The music, written especially for this ensemble, draws from a wide variety of musical styles that are part of my cultural background: Latin-American Folk music, Tango music, Jazz, Free improvisation, Classical music and some hints of Middle Eastern music. Emilio has performed as a leader in some of the most prestigious avant-garde and jazz venues in New York City, among them Le Poisson Rouge, Joes Pub,Iridium Jazz club,Zinc Bar,Subculture NYC,BAM cafe,Cornelia Street Cafe, 55 Bar, and others, as well as some major Jazz Festivals such as the 2010? Buenos Aires Jazz Festival or the 2011 and 2012 Westfield Downtown Jazz Festival. In 2007, Emilio was awarded Meet The Composer's prestigious Van Lier Fellowship, which provides support for talented, culturally diverse young people who are seriously dedicated to a career in the arts. His credits as a Jazz and Tango Pianist include performances and recordings with the Pan American Symphonic Orchestra, The Astoria Tango Orchestra, Los Chantas Tango Group, Martha Gomez Group, the Grammy award winners Raul Jaurena and Fernando Otero, and Astor Piazolla's legendary violinist Fernando Suarez Paz. Emilio has also written music for TV and for several websites.His music has been featured in the independent movie Meet The Patels

Robert from French Horn Rebellion DJ Set - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

Wild Rivers - Pete's Candy Store
May 20, 2017 - New York

$5 suggested donation

Jessie Kuffner - Pete's Candy Store
May 20, 2017 - New York

$5 suggested donation

Atoosa - Pete's Candy Store
May 20, 2017 - New York

$5 suggested donation

L'Elisir D'Amore - New York Opera Fest
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

A shy bumpkin – a rich girl – a swaggering soldier – a quack doctor – a love potion. All these add up to sparkling comedy in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love), which caps Regina Opera's 2016-17 season. Nemorino is desperately in love with Adina, but she barely knows he exists. When Sergeant Belcore begins to court her, Nemorino takes the plunge and declares his love. But Adina isn't inclined to love anyone. Dr. Dulcamara arrives on the scene with his patent nostrums and sells Nemorino an "elixir of love." Come see Regina Opera's production for what happens next, and hear the great music that has made this opera an audience favorite for nearly two centuries, including the poignant aria "Una furtiva lagrima."

Bike the Branches - Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch
May 20, 2017 - Prospect Heights

Join the Brooklyn Public Library and the Prospect Park Alliance for Bike the Branches. Explore Brooklyn's cultural hubs, diverse neighborhoods, local eateries and breathtaking views and discover your network of 60 neighborhood libraries through bike tours. Bike to as many library branches as you can from 10am– 5pm, and get your Bike the Branches passport stamped at each branch. Prizes will be awarded to adults and children who visit the most branches. End your ride with a celebration at the Block Party at Central Library. Enjoy live music, food vendors, a Sixpoint Brewery Beer Garden and fun for all ages from 3-7pm.

Heartbeat Opera Presents Butterfly - New York Opera Fest
May 20, 2017 - New York

White male artists invented the tragic geisha, Madama Butterfly, and in so doing fueled a stereotype that has dominated Western imagination ever since. This daring new adaptation of Puccini's iconic romance explodes that legacy of fetishization and exposes the Sorrow left behind.

SLIME - Students of Long Island Maker Expo - Cradle of Aviation Museum
May 20, 2017 - Garden City

SLIME is an interactive Day of Making for all Long Islanders. Kids and kids-at-heart can participate in hands-on activities that promote imagination and creativity. From recyclables to robotics we can learn about STEAM - science, technology, research, engineering, art, and math. SLIME celebrates the creativity and innovation of Long Island, one of the most dynamic communities in the United States. Through making and hands-on learning we can help prepare our students today for the world of tomorrow, while respecting the past. Making promotes critical thinking, problem-solving skills, empathy for others, appreciation for the environment, cross-generational collaboration, and communication. Twentieth-century learning skills that involve both low and high tech can prepare our students to become active participants and competitors in the global community. They say it takes a village to raise a child. Partnerships among schools, libraries, museums, companies, civic associations, and nonprofits can work together to support our future...our children!

East Hampton Spring Fair - Main Street East Hampton
May 20, 2017 - East Hampton

Local artists, shopkeepers and over 30 non-profits – including the Pollock-Krasner House, the East End Children’s Museum, the East Hampton YMCA, East Hampton Historical Society and East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will be in attendance. There will be a Main Street Stage featuring live music all day – from bluegrass to folk to rock n roll.

East Hampton Spring Fair - Main Street East Hampton
May 20, 2017 - East Hampton

Local artists, shopkeepers and over 30 non-profits – including the Pollock-Krasner House, the East End Children’s Museum, the East Hampton YMCA, East Hampton Historical Society and East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will be in attendance. There will be a Main Street Stage featuring live music all day – from bluegrass to folk to rock n roll.

Whitney Kids Tours - Whitney Museum of American Art
May 20, 2017 - Meatpacking District

A short, interactive family tour of kid-friendly works on view. Explore and learn about art together through lively discussion and fun gallery activities. Visit artworks in the 2017 Biennial and the Whitney’s collection.

Asbury Park Brewery + Sixpoint Brewery Present Tigers Jaw - Stone Pony Summer Stage
May 20, 2017 - New York

with special guests SAINTSENECA SMIDLEY Doors at 7 pm Tickets: $5 in advance $5 at the door PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES ALL AGES ADMITTED 21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)

Golden Cockerel - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 20, 2017 - New York

For the first time in decades, New Opera NYC presents a new production of the opera "Golden Cockerel" by N.Rimsky-Korsakov, the 15th and the last opera of the composer. It is based on a faux fairytale by a great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and set to a libretto by Vladimir Belsky. "Golden Cockerel" is a corner stone of the Russian opera heritage. It has enjoyed international success ever since the premiere in 1909. However, "Golden Cockerel" has not been staged in NYC in many years. New Opera NYC brings an exciting new production featuring outstanding cast of singers. Legendary bass of Bolshoi Theater Mikhail Svetlov will perform the one of his signature roles - King Dodon. He will be joined by a young countertenor winner of many international vocal competitions Andrey Nemzer as the Astrologer and Russian soprano Julia Lima as Queen of Shemakha.

Golden Cockerel - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 20, 2017 - New York

For the first time in decades, New Opera NYC presents a new production of the opera "Golden Cockerel" by N.Rimsky-Korsakov, the 15th and the last opera of the composer. It is based on a faux fairytale by a great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and set to a libretto by Vladimir Belsky. "Golden Cockerel" is a corner stone of the Russian opera heritage. It has enjoyed international success ever since the premiere in 1909. However, "Golden Cockerel" has not been staged in NYC in many years. New Opera NYC brings an exciting new production featuring outstanding cast of singers. Legendary bass of Bolshoi Theater Mikhail Svetlov will perform the one of his signature roles - King Dodon. He will be joined by a young countertenor winner of many international vocal competitions Andrey Nemzer as the Astrologer and Russian soprano Julia Lima as Queen of Shemakha.

Hamlet - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 20, 2017 - New York

Tony nominee Arian Moayed (The Humans, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) offers a revelatory new reading of the "melancholy Dane". Set in Persia a hundred years ago, on the eve of World War I, Waterwell's Hamlet weaves passages of Farsi translation into the English of Shakespeare's masterpiece of crisis and identity. In it, a traditional way of life is being threatened by an evolving world, the land is being threatened by encroaching foreign interests, and a young man finds himself uprooted and torn between opposing customs, values and codes. Featuring a vibrant score that seamlessly blends traditional Persian and modern western elements, this is a bold re-imagining of most renowned play in any language.

Golden Cockerel - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 20, 2017 - New York

For the first time in decades, New Opera NYC presents a new production of the opera "Golden Cockerel" by N.Rimsky-Korsakov, the 15th and the last opera of the composer. It is based on a faux fairytale by a great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and set to a libretto by Vladimir Belsky. "Golden Cockerel" is a corner stone of the Russian opera heritage. It has enjoyed international success ever since the premiere in 1909. However, "Golden Cockerel" has not been staged in NYC in many years. New Opera NYC brings an exciting new production featuring outstanding cast of singers. Legendary bass of Bolshoi Theater Mikhail Svetlov will perform the one of his signature roles - King Dodon. He will be joined by a young countertenor winner of many international vocal competitions Andrey Nemzer as the Astrologer and Russian soprano Julia Lima as Queen of Shemakha.

Hamlet - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 20, 2017 - New York

Tony nominee Arian Moayed (The Humans, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) offers a revelatory new reading of the "melancholy Dane". Set in Persia a hundred years ago, on the eve of World War I, Waterwell's Hamlet weaves passages of Farsi translation into the English of Shakespeare's masterpiece of crisis and identity. In it, a traditional way of life is being threatened by an evolving world, the land is being threatened by encroaching foreign interests, and a young man finds himself uprooted and torn between opposing customs, values and codes. Featuring a vibrant score that seamlessly blends traditional Persian and modern western elements, this is a bold re-imagining of most renowned play in any language.

Buddy Guy - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

At age 80, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 6 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." These many years later, Buddy Guy is a genuine American treasure, and one of the final surviving connections to an historic era in the country's musical evolution. He keeps looking to the future of the blues through his ongoing work with his 16-year-old protege, Quinn Sullivan. "I worry a lot about the legacy of Muddy, Wolf, and all the guys who created this stuff," he says. "I want people to remember them. It's like the Ford car--Henry Ford invented the Ford car, and regardless how much technology they got on them now, you still have that little sign that says `Ford' on the front. "One of the last things Muddy Waters told me--when I found out how ill he was, I gave him a call and said, `I'm on my way to your house.' And he said, `Don't come out here, I'm doing all right. Just keep the damn blues alive.' They all told me that if they left here before I did, then everything was going to be on my shoulders. So as long as I'm here, I'm going to do whatever I can to keep it alive."

Tap Dance Performance at The Evergreens Cemetery - The Evergreens Cemetery
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a tap dance performance by Reggie Myers at this family-friendly celebration of National Tap Dance Day (which is on May 25). We will also honor tap legend Bill “Bojangles” Robinson with a wreath-laying ceremony at his grave. Free and open to the public; all ages. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

Saturday Sculpture Workshops:G.O.A.T. Monuments with Shellyne Rodriguez - Socrates Sculpture Park
May 20, 2017 - Long Island City

Join Cheryl Blaylock from Trees NY to collect pieces of branches and seeds around Socrates, build a mini tree, and decorate it with statements of potential for ourselves and the world we live in. SacredWaters will help participants create seed balls with native plants while learning about what plants do for us, our city, and our world. Saturday Sculpture Workshops are offered to kids, ages 5-13, and their families. Workshops take place every Saturday from May 9 – September 26; they are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each Saturday, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Eric Comstock and Sean Smith TICKETS - Birdland
May 20, 2017 - New York

ERIC COMSTOCK & SEAN SMITH "Smart, suave & utterly delightful … an ingenious musical wit … a dispenser of cabaret caviar." – The New York Times "Erudite … an icon in the making." – The New Yorker Hailed as "the truest heir to Bobby Short" in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote), and have since worked separately and together around the world. Join them at Birdland for a cool spring party where the music and stories are equally great. Eric Comstock is as entertaining as he is musically savvy, and an acknowledged champion of the pop, jazz & saloon songbooks. He has performed and recorded with some of the world's finest musicians, including Andy Bey, Frank Wess, Peter Washington, Wycliffe Gordon, Matt Wilson, Ken Peplowski and Harry Allen. His most recent CD is "bitter/sweet", on which he appears with star guitarist Randy Napoleon. As a performer/commentator, he has appeared on PBS, CNN, BBC and Radio France. Sean Smith has been an integral part of the international jazz scene for over 25 years, and has performed with Gerry Mulligan, Phil Woods, Benny Carter, Art Farmer, Flip Phillips, Clark Terry and many others. Also, a prolific composer, his works have been played and recorded by Phil Woods, Mark Murphy, Bill Charlap, Gene Bertoncini, Leon Parker and Bill Mays. His music has also been featured in several films.

NYV sings Paul Simon - Birdland
May 20, 2017 - New York

2017 marks New York Voices 30th Anniversary and they show no signs of slowing down. This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art. They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral/big band to the intimate trio lineup. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. They are first call from great arrangers and conductors like Don Sebesky, Michael Abene, Keith Lockhart, and Rob Fisher who all know and admire the complexity of what they do and want something out of the ordinary, something extraordinary. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before — Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer — they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come. The celebratory year opens with the release of New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne on Palmetto Records. This project is a collection of past favorites, current in-rotation tunes, and brand new arrangements. The big band charts were all written by the incomparable Michael Abene, the producer of their 1989 debut CD on GRP. The WDR — the critically acclaimed big band based in Cologne, Germany — pairs perfectly with NYV's musicality and might. They closed 2013 with the much-anticipated and ravely reviewed Holiday project, Let it Snow. The recording is chock full of holiday favorites and a few lesser known gems presented in a wide variety of settings; a cappella, big band, orchestral and trio. Darmon Meader co produced it with the great Elliot Scheiner (also the producer of NYV's studio big band CD, Sing, Sing, Sing). Jazz Times' Scott Albin wrote, "Let it Snow is one of the best jazz-related Christmas CDs in many a year." Formed by Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian, Caprice Fox, and Sara Krieger, New York Voices had their first performances in 1988. Darmon, Peter, Kim, and Caprice attended Ithaca College in NY and were part of an invitational alumni group formed to tour the European Jazz Festival circuit in the summer of '86. In 1989 they would sign their first record deal with GRP Records and release their self titled debut album, New York Voices. The group received rave notices and quickly received domestic and international recognition in the jazz world. From '89 to '94, they released four CDs on the GRP label, New York Voices, Hearts of Fire, What's Inside, and Collection. While recording for GRP, they underwent personnel changes. In 1992, Sara Krieger retired her chair, and after auditioning over 60 vocalists from all over the United States, the group found Lauren Kinhan. There was an immediate chemistry, allowing the group to make a quick transition and become the "new" New York Voices. Lauren's first musical contributions can be heard on NYV's third CD, What's Inside, released in May 1993. In early 1994, Caprice Fox left the group, forever fixing NYV as the quartet it is today. In addition to their own CDs, NYV has made many guest appearances on recordings and live performances that have earned them critical acclaim and demand in a variety of settings. You can find their performances on such CDs as the Grammy Award winning Count Basie Orchestra with New York Voices, Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG Records), the Latin Grammy Award winning Brazilian Dreams with the great Paquito D'Rivera, the contemporary classical Visions Within (Robert Lepley – EarthBeat Records), Heirs to Jobim (BMG Records), Don Sebesky's, I Remember Bill(BMG), Jim Hall's By Arrangement (Telarc), A Love Affair – the Music of Ivan Lins (TELARC), Louisiana Purchase (DRG), and many more. They have had the pleasure of performing with a number of influential jazz artists including Ray Brown, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, The Count Basie Orchestra, George Benson, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, The Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, The Metropole Orchestra, Ivan Lins, Paquito D'Rivera, Bob Dorough and many more. In early 1997 they traveled down a different road, paying tribute to Paul Simon with New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. They explored a variety of styles to express new turns on this singer/songwriter's rich songbook. All Music Guide said, "The arrangements are brighter and brassier than Simon's originals, but there's a real charm to the performances that makes it a thoroughly entertaining experience." In 2001, New York Voices released their sixth CD, Sing! Sing! Sing!. After many years of performing with the Count Basie Orchestra, the group wanted to address the great Big Band songbook and offer their own spin. With Darmon doing the lion's share of the vocal and big band arrangements, they hired the producing talents of Elliot Scheiner (Manhattan Transfer, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) to capture the music and mix it with his exquisite precision and care. As reviewed by Don Heckman of the LA Times, "The title track quickly lays down what to expect from the balance of the program: complex, interwoven vocal lines, interactive improvising and brisk ensemble accompaniment. And revivalist swing fans — both players and listeners — would do well to check out the Voices' capacity to bring a contemporary quality to classic material without sacrificing the essence of either." In the last decade, the pops symphony community has called upon them to develop various programs. The Boston Pops knocked first and commissioned a few big band style adaptations. Then a baby boomer show followed that toured extensively in 2003. Finally, the Boston Pops got the holiday program started in 2005, and the rest is history. NYV has added to all these programs over the years allowing them to dive into the gorgeous landscape of symphonic settings and build a new following of music appreciators. Janelle Gelfand of The Cincinnati Enquirer said, "The group's incomparable blend, hip delivery and great arrangements resulted in one swinging party. Their four-part harmonizing was so close, it was hard to tell where one voice ended and another began." 2007 marked the release of their seventh studio CD, A Day Like This. They went back to their roots of mixing things up; Brazilian influences, swinging trio numbers and a couple big band romps. They also included a handful of original songs from the members, which has always been a strong suit for this multi-talented ensemble. All About Jazz LA said, "a sumptuous collection of vocal harmonic heaven… the vocals are a Whitman's Sampler of various flavors and tastes, richer than a dark chocolate bon bon." NYV has traveled the globe with their elegant music, amazing audiences the world over with their impeccable voices and stunning arrangements. "Live, they're just as impressive to witness," says Mathew Lurrie of Time Out Chicago. "We dare say there may be no better way to understand the wit and wink of jazz harmony than via these Voices." Along with their extensive concert performances and recording schedules, NYV also works in the field of education, giving workshops and clinics to high school and college music students throughout the world. In 2009, they launched the New York Voices-Bowling Green State University Vocal Jazz Camp. It is a wildly successful venture that admits students from all over the world at different ages and stages in their musical lives. NYV have cultivated a philosophy of teaching over their storied career and have designed a roster of electives that students choose from while also participating in one of four jazz choirs directed by one of the New York Voices and the all camp piece directed by Greg Jasperse. It is a six-day summer intensive that is instructive while also being personal and nurture based. Individually, the four members are involved in a variety of projects including solo performances and recordings, teaching, writing and arranging. To learn more about the NYV individual members, please visit their websites

NYV sings Paul Simon - Birdland
May 20, 2017 - New York

2017 marks New York Voices 30th Anniversary and they show no signs of slowing down. This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art. They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral/big band to the intimate trio lineup. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. They are first call from great arrangers and conductors like Don Sebesky, Michael Abene, Keith Lockhart, and Rob Fisher who all know and admire the complexity of what they do and want something out of the ordinary, something extraordinary. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before — Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer — they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come. The celebratory year opens with the release of New York Voices Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne on Palmetto Records. This project is a collection of past favorites, current in-rotation tunes, and brand new arrangements. The big band charts were all written by the incomparable Michael Abene, the producer of their 1989 debut CD on GRP. The WDR — the critically acclaimed big band based in Cologne, Germany — pairs perfectly with NYV's musicality and might. They closed 2013 with the much-anticipated and ravely reviewed Holiday project, Let it Snow. The recording is chock full of holiday favorites and a few lesser known gems presented in a wide variety of settings; a cappella, big band, orchestral and trio. Darmon Meader co produced it with the great Elliot Scheiner (also the producer of NYV's studio big band CD, Sing, Sing, Sing). Jazz Times' Scott Albin wrote, "Let it Snow is one of the best jazz-related Christmas CDs in many a year." Formed by Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian, Caprice Fox, and Sara Krieger, New York Voices had their first performances in 1988. Darmon, Peter, Kim, and Caprice attended Ithaca College in NY and were part of an invitational alumni group formed to tour the European Jazz Festival circuit in the summer of '86. In 1989 they would sign their first record deal with GRP Records and release their self titled debut album, New York Voices. The group received rave notices and quickly received domestic and international recognition in the jazz world. From '89 to '94, they released four CDs on the GRP label, New York Voices, Hearts of Fire, What's Inside, and Collection. While recording for GRP, they underwent personnel changes. In 1992, Sara Krieger retired her chair, and after auditioning over 60 vocalists from all over the United States, the group found Lauren Kinhan. There was an immediate chemistry, allowing the group to make a quick transition and become the "new" New York Voices. Lauren's first musical contributions can be heard on NYV's third CD, What's Inside, released in May 1993. In early 1994, Caprice Fox left the group, forever fixing NYV as the quartet it is today. In addition to their own CDs, NYV has made many guest appearances on recordings and live performances that have earned them critical acclaim and demand in a variety of settings. You can find their performances on such CDs as the Grammy Award winning Count Basie Orchestra with New York Voices, Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG Records), the Latin Grammy Award winning Brazilian Dreams with the great Paquito D'Rivera, the contemporary classical Visions Within (Robert Lepley – EarthBeat Records), Heirs to Jobim (BMG Records), Don Sebesky's, I Remember Bill(BMG), Jim Hall's By Arrangement (Telarc), A Love Affair – the Music of Ivan Lins (TELARC), Louisiana Purchase (DRG), and many more. They have had the pleasure of performing with a number of influential jazz artists including Ray Brown, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, The Count Basie Orchestra, George Benson, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, The Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, The Metropole Orchestra, Ivan Lins, Paquito D'Rivera, Bob Dorough and many more. In early 1997 they traveled down a different road, paying tribute to Paul Simon with New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. They explored a variety of styles to express new turns on this singer/songwriter's rich songbook. All Music Guide said, "The arrangements are brighter and brassier than Simon's originals, but there's a real charm to the performances that makes it a thoroughly entertaining experience." In 2001, New York Voices released their sixth CD, Sing! Sing! Sing!. After many years of performing with the Count Basie Orchestra, the group wanted to address the great Big Band songbook and offer their own spin. With Darmon doing the lion's share of the vocal and big band arrangements, they hired the producing talents of Elliot Scheiner (Manhattan Transfer, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) to capture the music and mix it with his exquisite precision and care. As reviewed by Don Heckman of the LA Times, "The title track quickly lays down what to expect from the balance of the program: complex, interwoven vocal lines, interactive improvising and brisk ensemble accompaniment. And revivalist swing fans — both players and listeners — would do well to check out the Voices' capacity to bring a contemporary quality to classic material without sacrificing the essence of either." In the last decade, the pops symphony community has called upon them to develop various programs. The Boston Pops knocked first and commissioned a few big band style adaptations. Then a baby boomer show followed that toured extensively in 2003. Finally, the Boston Pops got the holiday program started in 2005, and the rest is history. NYV has added to all these programs over the years allowing them to dive into the gorgeous landscape of symphonic settings and build a new following of music appreciators. Janelle Gelfand of The Cincinnati Enquirer said, "The group's incomparable blend, hip delivery and great arrangements resulted in one swinging party. Their four-part harmonizing was so close, it was hard to tell where one voice ended and another began." 2007 marked the release of their seventh studio CD, A Day Like This. They went back to their roots of mixing things up; Brazilian influences, swinging trio numbers and a couple big band romps. They also included a handful of original songs from the members, which has always been a strong suit for this multi-talented ensemble. All About Jazz LA said, "a sumptuous collection of vocal harmonic heaven… the vocals are a Whitman's Sampler of various flavors and tastes, richer than a dark chocolate bon bon." NYV has traveled the globe with their elegant music, amazing audiences the world over with their impeccable voices and stunning arrangements. "Live, they're just as impressive to witness," says Mathew Lurrie of Time Out Chicago. "We dare say there may be no better way to understand the wit and wink of jazz harmony than via these Voices." Along with their extensive concert performances and recording schedules, NYV also works in the field of education, giving workshops and clinics to high school and college music students throughout the world. In 2009, they launched the New York Voices-Bowling Green State University Vocal Jazz Camp. It is a wildly successful venture that admits students from all over the world at different ages and stages in their musical lives. NYV have cultivated a philosophy of teaching over their storied career and have designed a roster of electives that students choose from while also participating in one of four jazz choirs directed by one of the New York Voices and the all camp piece directed by Greg Jasperse. It is a six-day summer intensive that is instructive while also being personal and nurture based. Individually, the four members are involved in a variety of projects including solo performances and recordings, teaching, writing and arranging. To learn more about the NYV individual members, please visit their websites

Yankees vs. Rays - Yankee Stadium
May 20, 2017 - Bronx

Tap Dance Performance - The Evergreens Cemetery
May 20, 2017 - Cypress Hills

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a tap dance performance by Reggie Myers at this family-friendly celebration of National Tap Dance Day (which is on May 25). The event will also honor tap legend Bill “Bojangles” Robinson with a wreath-laying ceremony at his grave.

Chita Rivera - Cafe Carlyle
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

Café Carlyle is pleased to welcome back Broadway legend Chita Rivera, May 9-20. Last year's sold out Café Carlyle debut received raves from The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, and TheaterMania among many other outlets. An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. At the Carlyle, Chita will be accompanied by her music director Michael Croiter and trio.

Free Concert: New Works by Jazz and Classical Composers - Art House Astoria
May 20, 2017 - Astoria

Once again presenting a compelling combination of jazz and classical genres, New Music Horizons returns to Art House Astoria with new works by classical pianist and prolific composer David Shenton and jazz bassist Mark Wade, who was voted one of the top 10 jazz bassists of 2016 by the prestigious DownBeat Magazine Reader's Poll. Joined by several acclaimed vocalists, Shenton will perform a selection of his contemporary classical works for voice and piano. The internationally renowned Mark Wade Trio, featuring Tim Harrison on piano, Mark Wade on acoustic bass, and Scott Neumann on drums, will premiere Wade’s new works for jazz trio. The program will include a pre-concert talk by the composers about their music and an informal post-concert audience Q&A session. Audience members will have the unique opportunity to learn about the music directly from the artists. The concert is free and open to the public. Space is limited, and reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve, visit www.newmusichorizons.org.

Lea Salonga: Encore - Feinstein's/54 Below
May 20, 2017 - New York

After a sold-out engagement last April, Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a show The New York Times called "one of the year's most satisfying cabaret shows" and Theatermania touted as "unmissable"! Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. Salonga joins us for a record-breaking run of 15 performances this spring! Salonga is a Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon. She has also starred on Broadway in Allegiance, Les Miserables and Flower Drum Song. She has voiced two singing princesses in Disney animated films (Jasmine in Aladdin and Mulan in Mulan), appeared in both the 10th and 25th Anniversary concerts of Les Miserables, and toured the globe as a concert artist and released numerous solo recordings.

Lea Salonga: Encore - Feinstein's/54 Below
May 20, 2017 - New York

After a sold-out engagement last April, Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a show The New York Times called "one of the year's most satisfying cabaret shows" and Theatermania touted as "unmissable"! Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. Salonga joins us for a record-breaking run of 15 performances this spring! Salonga is a Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon. She has also starred on Broadway in Allegiance, Les Miserables and Flower Drum Song. She has voiced two singing princesses in Disney animated films (Jasmine in Aladdin and Mulan in Mulan), appeared in both the 10th and 25th Anniversary concerts of Les Miserables, and toured the globe as a concert artist and released numerous solo recordings.

Tyler Conroy and His Broadway Baes - Feinstein's/54 Below
May 20, 2017 - New York

Tyler Conroy makes his Feinstein's/54 Below debut! A singer, songwriter, vlogger, and "Swiftie," Tyler hosts a weekly web-series, Tyvid Tuesday, that has been viewed by over 2 million people and has been hailed by The Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, BroadwayWorld.com, Taco Bell, and country-singers Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, and The Band Perry. Teen Vogue has called his videos "genius." Tyler directed and starred in the first-ever Taylor Swift musical, It's a Love Story, which helped him win the title as an honorary author of Swift's Simon & Schuster-published fan-book, Taylor Swift: This Is Our Song. (He's also hung out with Swift in her apartment, but we'll leave that story for the show.) "Tyler Conroy & His Broadway Baes" premieres on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage, a cabaret of duets with some of Tyler's favorite Broadway stars as well as a showcase of some of his own original music. Special "Baes" Include: DeMarius Copes (Newsies) Joey Contreras (Composer) Giuseppe Bauilsso (CATS, Hello Dolly!) Daniel Quadrino (Newsies, Wicked) Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening, Sweeney Todd) Chris Rice (Book of Mormon) Band: John Waynelovich of "Barefoot Truth" – Piano AJ Krawczyk of "Community Smokes" – Drums

Play Minecraft on the Big Screen in Your Local New York Theater! - iPic Fulton Market
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

Calling all gamers! On Saturdays starting April 29th and ending on May 20th, you can play Minecraft in Super League Gaming’s City Champs, where your city’s team will match up against 11 other cities across the country. Your creativity, critical thinking and teamwork will be put to the test during each event. Whether you’re a fearless zombie slayer, an unstoppable goalie, or a master builder – seven unique game modes and heroes of all shapes and sizes give every player the chance to bring glory to their city! Come out to your local iPic Fulton Market theater, play your favorite game and make new friends, all while representing the New York Fury!

#WomanCrush Showcase feat. Jackie Paladino, Katie Zaccardi, Kiirstin Marilyn, & Cassandra Kubinski - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

Heartland Nomads - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

The Heartland Nomads are an American-roots band based in Brooklyn made up of Chi Ko on vocals, Greg Meyer on guitar, and Andrew Quan on drums. The three became friends in Los Angeles while working at Liberty in North Korea, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and resettling North Korean refugees. With powerhouse vocals and stripped down instrumentation, their music tells compelling stories about present-day issues. Their sound is influenced by artists like Etta James, The Lone Bellow, and The Lumineers. In 2015, the Heartland Nomads toured across America, and in October 2016, they released their debut EP, Small but Fortunate.

Tarrant - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

The Richmond, VA band Tarrant is one of the leading lights on the city's burgeoning music scene thanks to their rollicking live shows and a sweetly simmering debut EP, Lazarus. This six-track American roots rock album draws from deep stylistic sources. From contemporary flair to rock Americana, this album leads us into broader, deeper and more adventurous realms, bouyed by soulful Southern rhythms. Lead singer/guitarist/primary songwriter Jordan Tarrant grew up in Texas and has been writing songs and recording since his teens. After his time at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music he moved to Richmond and created Lazarus. The album was recorded at The Virginia Moonwalker Studio, with friend and producer Russell Lacy. This collaboration laid the foundation for the band Tarrant is today. The band that bears Jordan's surname coalesced from the "great players in this town," he enthuses, after he began performing with Lacy in Richmond clubs and through the sessions for Lazarus. First in was guitarist/mandolinist Jared Pool, who honed his skills on the Mid-Atlantic bluegrass festival circuit and studied jazz guitar in college. Drummer Dusty Simmons developed his mighty grooves working as a professional musician since his first weekly bar gig at age 13. Bassist Kai Eason played in funk bands through high school before expanding his range to become adept in numerous styles playing in Virginia club. Rounding out the line-up is auxiliary member Craig Harmon playing Hammond B-3, Wurlitzer and steel guitar as he's done in the studio and onstage with Cracker, Tift Merritt, Joan Osborne, John Doe, Caitlin Cary and others. Craig also contributes southern spice and brilliant story telling.

Weekends at Il Gattopardo - Il Gattopardo
May 20, 2017 - New York

Southern Italian Cuisine and the Sounds of Live Jazz & Bossa Nova Il Gattopardo plays host to weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday, offering guests a wide range of dishes from both the full a la carte and Italian-themed brunch menus. And every Saturday, from 11:30am-3:00pm, guests can enjoy live Jazz and Bossa Nova, while sipping on prosecco and dining on Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo’s acclaimed southern Italian dishes. Il Gattopardo’s brunch menu includes such Italian-infused dishes as the Ricotta Pancakes with maple syrup and fresh berries; Uova all’Amatriciana – spicy poached eggs in a cherry tomato sauce, pancetta and red onions; and the Il Gattopardo Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce, served with San Daniele prosciutto and sautéed spinach. Il Gattopardo will be featuring live performances by the acclaimed Assaf Kehati Duo. Guitarist and composer Assaf Kehati has recorded three albums, and performed on three continents with such luminaries as Anat Cohen, Victor Lewis and Billy Hart. He will bring in special guest musicians to keep it fresh and new. "Kehati simply speaks his mind through music, and as he does so, truth begets beauty." - Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz. Il Gattopardo 13-15 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 www.ilgattopardonyc.com

23rd Annual Taste of Tribeca - Duane Street
May 20, 2017 - Tribeca

Taste of Tribeca brings together over 60 of Tribeca’s top chefs and restaurants to benefit arts and enrichment programs at local public schools PS 150 and PS 234. Tickets provide six "tastes" from any of the participating Tribeca restaurants, a wine and beer tour of neighborhood shops and pubs, live entertainment, and entry into the Kids’ Zone and a Sports Zone run by Manhattan Youth.

HERE/NOW No. 8 - David H Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
May 20, 2017 - Upper West SIde

Jorma Elo's eight fearless dancers, Lynne Taylor-Corbett's intersection of light and shadow, and Peter Martins' meditative choreography share the stage with a world premiere reuniting Justin Peck with Sufjan Stevens. The indie singer/ songwriter will contribute a commissioned score for their third NYCB collaboration in less than five years.

Derv Gordon (of The Equals) Daddy Long Legs, So Wha - Baby's All Right
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Styles at The Controls and Todd-O- Phonic Todd proudly present in his first ever East Coast appearances, Derv Gordon, the lead vocalist of the sensational band The Equals. The Equals are best known for their huge 1968 smash hit "Baby Come Back". Other well-known songs by The Equals include "I Get So Excited", "Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys" and "Police On My Back", which many discovered via The Clash's cover version. Many current acts have been heavily influenced by The Equals, including Ty Segall, who recently covered their single "Diversion". The Equals were a pioneering mixed race group that never performed in The United States, though they were extremely popular in countries such as Germany and The Netherlands, as well as their home in The United Kingdom. While their best known member is Eddie Grant (who as a solo artist hit big with "Electric Avenue"), Derv has always been their lead singer. Derv made his first ever U.S. appearance earlier this year, performing to a sold out crowd at The Elbo Room in San Francisco. As with that performance, he will backed by a fantastic Bay Area band, So What, who themselves owe a huge musical debt to The Equals. So What has just released their pulsating debut album, "Hard Gum" on Just Add Water Records. Bandleader Jason Duncan is also currently working on the first ever Equals biography, which is slated for publication later this year. As if all that wasn't enough two of the most exciting New York bands will also be performing on these shows. May 19 th at Jersey City's Monty Hall, Baby Shakes will be joining the bill. This 4 piece Brooklyn-based band has been tearing it up world-wide and will be releasing their third and best album, Turn It Up (Lil' Chewy Records and Burger cassette), earlier in May. At Baby's All Right on Saturday May 20 th , the most blues-wailing Daddy Long Legs will round out the show. This powerhouse trio has released three albums on the esteemed Norton label and raise the roof with their updated take on harmonica driven rhythm and blues.

Family Art Project: Starting Seeds with the Next Epoch Seed Library - Wave Hill
May 20, 2017 - Bronx

Join Winter Workspace Session 1 artists Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco of the Next Epoch Seed Library for a spring planting project. Sow the seeds of tasty, wild edibles and decorate containers and labels to hold and protect them. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Garden Highlights Walk - Wave Hill
May 20, 2017 - Bronx

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Wave Hill History Walk - Wave Hill
May 20, 2017 - Bronx

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill's architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill History Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini. Free with admission to the grounds.

Gallery Tour - Wave Hill
May 20, 2017 - Bronx

Wave Hill's Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of the spring exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. The group show, Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, explores how women have been treated and portrayed as outcasts in history, myth and biblical legend. In the Sunroom Project Space, Borinquen Gallo's imaginary hive interior is informed by Wave Hill's beehives. Free with admission to the grounds.

Cakes and Cocktails at Davio’s Manhattan - Davio's
May 20, 2017 - New York

Cakes and Cocktails at Davio’s Manhattan An Introduction to Fondant Techniques with Pastry Chef Luis Rojas WHAT: This spring, gather the squad for a cake decorating workshop led by Davio’s Pastry Chef, Luis Rojas. On Saturday, May 20th 2017, from 12:00PM to 3:00PM, guests are invited to participate in one-of-a-kind, hands on workshop, complete with a selection of seasonal bites and cocktails! Join Chef Rojas as he leads a decorating demonstration, teaching guests how to decorate their personalized cake using fondant techniques with ribbons, bowties, cut outs, and molds. Upon registration, each guest will be able to pre-select a cake of their choice, choosing from Red Velvet, Devil’s Food or Vanilla Pound Cake with Chocolate Mousse, Buttercream or Vanilla filling. The cake decorating workshop $95 per guest (excluding tax) price includes (choice of two) house wine/ beer options or selection of signature spring cocktails. To register, visit our eventbrite page https://cakesandcocktailsworkshop.eventbrite.com WHERE: Davio's Manhattan | 447 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017 | 212-661-4810 | www.davios.com/nyc WHEN: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 12:00PM to 3:00PM. COST: $95 per guest (excluding tax). Must be 21+ with valid ID. Price includes cake, appetizers and (choice of two) house wine/ beer options or selection of signature cocktails.

Ashley Noel Jones - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

Brother Valiant - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

Formed in early 2013, Brother Valiant began as a couple of friends sharing their musical ideas inside a basement in suburban New Jersey. It didn't take long for the project to evolve into an eclectic 7-piece ensemble, forging an identity all their own–a patchwork of sounds described by some as "Alternative Jazz-Folk" and "Americana Ska." Amongst their rambunctious horn section and satirical lyricism, with driving rhythms, jangly guitars, and melodic banjo riffs, Brother Valiant creates an atmosphere that both celebrates and distorts the most exciting aspects of music. More recently, the band has been gearing up to tour the East Coast in promotion of their first full-length album, Thus, He Was, Brother Valiant. The album, independently produced by the band, was recorded partially at "The Den" at Smacktone Studios in Woodland Park, NJ and in their modest home studios. The album can be listened to on the band's personal website, iTunes and Spotify™.

Liquor Radio - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

Liquor Radio was started in New York City. It has been driven by a mix of violin & piano with an americana-rock feel. The members are Claire Leah (vocals), Marion Kaiser (piano, vocals), Justin Brewer (guitar, vocals), Coralie Colmez (violin) & Micael Durán (drums). Liquor Radio originated out of the collaboration between Justin, Micael & Marion in spring 2014. Justin and Micael played together in another New York City band. After meeting Marion and playing a few times, a new band was launched.

LASS - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

Polish singer and producer LASS (Kasia Klimczyk) composes synth-pop songs that feature real stories and unusual sound combinations. She has given dozens of solo concerts and performances at festivals around the world (New York, South Korea, Poland, and Lithuania). What is typical of LASS? music is its authenticity, diversity, imaginative melodies, and distinctive vocals combined with non-traditional twin vocals. She has a weakness for the sounds of computer games, harmonium, omnichord, arpeggiator, synthesisers, distorted electric guitars, contrabass, and wind instruments. All of this result in a synth-pop tangle of genuine sound colours. Her concerts are complemented with a varied visual show and thus LASS creates a hypnotising audio-visual ritual on stage.

The Max Tribe - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

The Tribe was born in 2013 when Nashville native Austin Max (Guitar/Vox) united with Austrian born Conner Kessler (Drums) at Berklee College of Music. For a year they developed their psychadelta roots and sound playing around Boston with friends filling in on Bass and keys here in there. In 2015, The Max Tribe released their debut single "Tape Machine" backed by a thumping music video. It was featured on "Sounds of Boston" as one of the top 5 releases of the year. Max, Kessler linked up with Noah Lubert (Keys/Vox) and Rafael Minerbo (Bass) in 2016. Noah and Rafa delivered spirit and expansive writing to the Tribe. The Tribe is currently finishing their debut record due late 2016. Together, the Tribe creates a unique blend of psychedelic rock and blues with influences stemming from The Velvet Underground, The White Stripes, The Doors, The Stones, Dylan, and The Beatles.

Ubuntu - Rockwood Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - East Village

Ubuntu is a Boston-based Reggae/Soul band that aims to promote the ideals of the South African philosophy its named after. Literally translating to, "I am because we are", Ubuntu uses music as a medium to breakdown societal barriers and unite all human beings under one foundation regardless of race, religion, sex, etc. Dedicated to establishing personal connections with fans across the globe, this 9-piece band delivers notoriously high-energy and interactive live performance that rallies everyone around the spirit of Ubuntu. The band was formed in 2015 by Kofi Donkor (lead singer/songwriter) while all of its members were students at the Berklee College of Music. Kofi's plans of a strictly roots-reggae band were quickly thwarted as each person drew upon different musical styles and backgrounds to create a sound that is "genre-bending" to say the least. But this eclectic mix of music in a way symbolized the heart of Ubuntu's message, with influences ranging from soul to funk to world fusion. Ubuntu is currently gigging in the North Eastern United States, and working on their first EP which is scheduled to be released in May 2017.

Refinery Rooftop Season Launch - Refinery Rooftop
May 20, 2017 - New York

Refinery Rooftop's Season Launch featuring: -Pig Roast courtesy of Dickson's Farm Stand -Live DJ -Speciality Cocktails -Montauk Beer Ticket will include: -One plate of food, featuring items from Dickson's Farmstand and Refinery Rooftop -One beverage; a choice of a specialty Refinery Rooftop cocktail or Montauk Beer -Additional beverages can be purchased

May Bronx Rising!: Dance in the Diaspora - Bronx Music Heritage Center Lab
May 20, 2017 - Bronx

Celebrating music and dance genres from West Africa and from Garifuna communities in Central America, this event features performances by Bronx-based groups, The Bambara Drum & Dance Ensemble and Hamalali Wayunagu Garifuna Folkloric & Modern Dance Company.

Francisco Mela & The Crash Trio +1 - The Cornelia Street Cafe
May 20, 2017 - New York

Featuring Leo Genovese (piano); Gerald Cannon (bass); Tony Malaby (tenor sax); Francisco Mela (drums). Quote from live show @ Cornelia Street, February 2017: "I truly believe that, as myself, nobody would mind staying another hour listening to these eruptive waves of intense musicality. Where’s the next concert? I’m asking for another round!" - Clara Pereira/Filipe Freita, Jazz Trail

10th Annual Taste of the Upper West Side: The Best of the West - O'Shea School Yard
May 20, 2017 - New York

This spring, The Leopard at des Artistes will once again proudly participate in this premier Upper West Side food & wine event. Celebrating a decade of divine dining, Best of the West Presented by Park West Village reaches to the stars as the haute highlight of a weekend homage to the Upper West Side’s most illustrious chefs and restaurants and hosted by Jesse Palmer, renowned Analyst/Host: DISNEY's ESPN and ABC Networks featured on College Football and Good Morning America. It’s an extraordinary night of epicurean excellence against an urbane backdrop of high spirits and sophisticated sounds from DJ Price. The evening’s hosts will be joined by honorees April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, along with such other award-winning chefs as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud, Vito Gnazzo and John Fraser.  The Leopard at des Artistes will  be among the 40 bastions of fine cuisine participating in these 10th Anniversary festivities, including Jean-Georges, Boulud Sud, Dovetail, and Jacques Torres Chocolate. For culinary connoisseurs, it is the ultimate dream-come-true event under a grand tent with cuisine, fine wines and spirits, and so much more!  The Leopard at des Artistes’ Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo will serve his "Organic Farro salad with grilled vegetables and smoked mozzarella bites"!  Proceeds from the weekend of events benefit the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District, which uses the proceeds for neighborhood beautification and betterment projects. For more information on participating restaurants, and photos from last year, visit www.tasteuws.com

Family ArtsBash - ArtsWestchester
May 20, 2017 - White Plains

ArtsWestchester invites families and children of all ages to participate in a day of fun in its downtown White Plains nine-story building at Family ArtsBash. Children will partake in a variety of hands-on art activities, visit artist studios and art exhibits at the historic landmark building located at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains. Activities include a chocolate art-making activity, drumming circles, clay and felt-making workshops, spin art, face painting and more.

Laughing Buddha Comedy! W/ Jeff Lawrence, Mike Lawrence, and More! - The Stand NYC Comedy Club
May 20, 2017 - New York

Mike Lawrence This event is 16 and over Jeff Lawrence A prototypical native New Yorker, Jeff was born and raised in Queens, and is proud to let you know he got out. The Gay Jew, as he is affectionately known, was once a rock singer who has appeared on MTV, and with Bob Dylan on the Grammy Awards. He's a native New Yorker, Brooklyn Nets season ticket holder, recovering pothead, and is against gay marriage. Well, at least until he figures out gay dating. He professes to know more about sports than any straight dude, and less about gay culture than any gay man. Whether he's denouncing organized religion, debunking gay stereotypes, or dissing his landlord in Chinatown, he always leaves audiences wanting more. Jeff has appeared on the front pages of the Wall Street Journal, as well as the Tampa Bay Times. He also been talked about in the New York Daily News, Time Out New York, Next Magazine, and GALA Magazine. Jeff has been heard on the Dr. Fritz Radio Show and Mancow Radio, as well as college stations across the U.S. He has performed in the NY Underground Comedy Festival, The Stand Up 360 Festival, the NY Comedy Competition (for the Boston Comedy Festival). He hits the road often and is a regular at Catch a Rising Star and has performed internationally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to the Greek Islands. After beginning his entertainment career as a rock singer, Jeff migrated to the stage playing Ernest Hemingway in the musical "Scott and Zelda" at the Wings Theater in NYC. As a musician and singer, Jeff has recorded and performed with members of The Cult and Buck Cherry, released records, charted on radio, and toured internationally. He has also appeared in commercial, film and television roles. Mike Lawrence is an Emmy nominated New York City based comedian from South Florida who has found success in both writing and stand up. He is the winner of the first season of Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle. He was a staff writer on season four of Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central's Roast of Rob Lowe, Black and White on A&E, Triumph's Election Special on Hulu and was a writer on the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, the 2015 Webby Awards, and We Have Issues on E! Mike is a recurring guest on the Comedy Central TV show @midnight and his stand up has been featured on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers, TBS' Conan, FX's Totally Biased, and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central. In 2013 His half hour special for Comedy Central aired in conjunction with the release of his album "Sadamantium", produced by Comedy Central Records. Additionally, Mike had his own Comedy Central Snapchat series You're Wrong, and co-hosts the podcast Nerd of Mouth on Cave Comedy Radio and has appeared on countless others such as WTF with Marc Maron, Robert Kelly's You Know What Dude, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, Sklarboro County, My Wife Hates Me, Legion of Skanks, Who Charted, The Dana Gould Hour, The Adam Corolla Show, and The Artie Lange Show.

Mike Lawrence, Christian Finnegan, Aaron Berg, Ron Bennington, Ari Shaffir, and More! - The Stand NYC Comedy Club
May 20, 2017 - New York

This event is 16 and over Mike Lawrence is an Emmy nominated New York City based comedian from South Florida who has found success in both writing and stand up. He is the winner of the first season of Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle. He was a staff writer on season four of Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central's Roast of Rob Lowe, Black and White on A&E, Triumph's Election Special on Hulu and was a writer on the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, the 2015 Webby Awards, and We Have Issues on E! Mike is a recurring guest on the Comedy Central TV show @midnight and his stand up has been featured on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers, TBS' Conan, FX's Totally Biased, and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central. In 2013 His half hour special for Comedy Central aired in conjunction with the release of his album "Sadamantium", produced by Comedy Central Records. Additionally, Mike had his own Comedy Central Snapchat series You're Wrong, and co-hosts the podcast Nerd of Mouth on Cave Comedy Radio and has appeared on countless others such as WTF with Marc Maron, Robert Kelly's You Know What Dude, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, Sklarboro County, My Wife Hates Me, Legion of Skanks, Who Charted, The Dana Gould Hour, The Adam Corolla Show, and The Artie Lange Show. Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff. Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and as Chad, the only white roommate in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch of "Chappelle's Show". He can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" and in Spring 2014 he can be seen on VH1?s "I Love the 2000?s". He's also co-host of Zest TV's travel show, "CustomNATION". Over the past decade, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special "Au Contraire!", as well as "Comedy Central Presents", "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and countless network interstitials. He's also appeared on "Conan", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Good Afternoon America" and "The Today Show". Christian's latest comedy special, "The Fun Part" was released on Netflix in April 2014. It's available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, "Two for Flinching" and "Au Contraire!". Christian also hosts a music geek podcast called "Audio Spackle" for Cave Comedy Radio. It can be found on iTunes. When he's not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, and their faithful pooch Aaron now makes his home in New York City where he works most of the top comedy clubs. Aaron just wrapped 13 episodes as Floyd in the groundbreaking new TV series 24 HOUR RENTAL which will be airing on Superchannel in 2013. He has appeared at the Boston Comedy Festival, the New York Comedy Festival, and performed a nationally televised gala set for the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. His first solo show, The Underbelly Diaries ran off-Broadway at Theatre Row in NYC where it was chosen as "one of three shows you can't afford to miss" in the New York Daily News. The show has been adapted as a feature film and is being produced by Timshel Pictures. Aaron also recently appeared off-Broadway in Jeremy Levy's one act play 21 DAYS and is a subject in the upcoming documentary A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE about 6 Canadian Comedians who travelled to Israel to perform to diverse audiences. He will also be featured in Alan Zweig's new film WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY. Additional recent Televison guest appearances include KING, Breakout Kings and Murdoch Mysteries. He has also been heard on CBC's The Debaters. Finding comedy in everything and everything in comedy. Ron Bennington has been a stand up comedian and comedy club owner and promoter. He's also been part of two legendary radio shows, the Ron and Ron Radio Network and the Ron and Fez show. All of that experience comes together for Bennington. Three hours of talk entertainment with nationally known comedians. His co-host is Gail Bennington who has literally grown up in the buisness of comedy. It's fun, edgy and covers everything in comedy today. What ESPN is to sports, Bennington is to comedy. Weekdays 12pm-3pm ET Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a "gifted comic unyielding in his art," becoming "a real force to be reckoned with" (LA Weekly). Ari's second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari's weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central. In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes "to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes." The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week. Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central's Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.

Mike Lawrence, Christian Finnegan, Aaron Berg, Ron Bennington, Ari Shaffir, and More! - The Stand NYC Comedy Club
May 20, 2017 - New York

This event is 16 and over Mike Lawrence is an Emmy nominated New York City based comedian from South Florida who has found success in both writing and stand up. He is the winner of the first season of Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle. He was a staff writer on season four of Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central's Roast of Rob Lowe, Black and White on A&E, Triumph's Election Special on Hulu and was a writer on the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, the 2015 Webby Awards, and We Have Issues on E! Mike is a recurring guest on the Comedy Central TV show @midnight and his stand up has been featured on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers, TBS' Conan, FX's Totally Biased, and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central. In 2013 His half hour special for Comedy Central aired in conjunction with the release of his album "Sadamantium", produced by Comedy Central Records. Additionally, Mike had his own Comedy Central Snapchat series You're Wrong, and co-hosts the podcast Nerd of Mouth on Cave Comedy Radio and has appeared on countless others such as WTF with Marc Maron, Robert Kelly's You Know What Dude, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, Sklarboro County, My Wife Hates Me, Legion of Skanks, Who Charted, The Dana Gould Hour, The Adam Corolla Show, and The Artie Lange Show. Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff. Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and as Chad, the only white roommate in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch of "Chappelle's Show". He can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" and in Spring 2014 he can be seen on VH1?s "I Love the 2000?s". He's also co-host of Zest TV's travel show, "CustomNATION". Over the past decade, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special "Au Contraire!", as well as "Comedy Central Presents", "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and countless network interstitials. He's also appeared on "Conan", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Good Afternoon America" and "The Today Show". Christian's latest comedy special, "The Fun Part" was released on Netflix in April 2014. It's available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, "Two for Flinching" and "Au Contraire!". Christian also hosts a music geek podcast called "Audio Spackle" for Cave Comedy Radio. It can be found on iTunes. When he's not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, and their faithful pooch Griswold. Aaron now makes his home in New York City where he works most of the top comedy clubs. Aaron just wrapped 13 episodes as Floyd in the groundbreaking new TV series 24 HOUR RENTAL which will be airing on Superchannel in 2013. He has appeared at the Boston Comedy Festival, the New York Comedy Festival, and performed a nationally televised gala set for the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. His first solo show, The Underbelly Diaries ran off-Broadway at Theatre Row in NYC where it was chosen as "one of three shows you can't afford to miss" in the New York Daily News. The show has been adapted as a feature film and is being produced by Timshel Pictures. Aaron also recently appeared off-Broadway in Jeremy Levy's one act play 21 DAYS and is a subject in the upcoming documentary A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE about 6 Canadian Comedians who travelled to Israel to perform to diverse audiences. He will also be featured in Alan Zweig's new film WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY. Additional recent Televison guest appearances include KING, Breakout Kings and Murdoch Mysteries. He has also been heard on CBC's The Debaters. Finding comedy in everything and everything in comedy. Ron Bennington has been a stand up comedian and comedy club owner and promoter. He's also been part of two legendary radio shows, the Ron and Ron Radio Network and the Ron and Fez show. All of that experience comes together for Bennington. Three hours of talk entertainment with nationally known comedians. His co-host is Gail Bennington who has literally grown up in the buisness of comedy. It's fun, edgy and covers everything in comedy today. What ESPN is to sports, Bennington is to comedy. Weekdays 12pm-3pm ET Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a "gifted comic unyielding in his art," becoming "a real force to be reckoned with" (LA Weekly). Ari's second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari's weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central. In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes "to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes." The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week. Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central's Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.

Ari Shaffir, Duncan Trussell, Jourdain Fisher, Dante Nero, Sarah Tollemache, Gibran Saleem, and More! - The Stand NYC Comedy Club
May 20, 2017 - New York

This event is 16 and over Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a "gifted comic unyielding in his art," becoming "a real force to be reckoned with" (LA Weekly). Ari's second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari's weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central. In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes "to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes." The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week. Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central's Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.

Sunfest - The Dillon Child Study Center at St. Joseph's College
May 20, 2017 - Fort Greene

Join this family-friendly event featuring pony rides, carousel, raffle, arts and crafts, face painting, games, music, and the Sunfest Café and Boutique.

Panorama Europe - the Stuff of Dreams - Istituto Italiano di Cultura New York
May 20, 2017 - New York

The 2017 edition of the Panorama Europe Film Festival features seventeen vibrant works—including witty comedies, gritty thrillers, and timely documentaries—representing some of the finest and most riveting films coming out of Europe today. Coordinated by Gaelle Duchemin, European Union Delegation to the United Nations in partnership with the Czech Center New York/Bohemian National Hall, it includes seventeen presenting partners, from as many different Countries. Screenings will take place at Museum of the Moving Image in Queens and at the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan. The Italian film is: The Stuff of Dreams (La stoffa dei sogni) Dir. Gianfranco Cabiddu. 2016, 103 mins. With Sergio Rubini, Ennio Fantastichini, Renato Carpentieri. In Italian with English subtitles. Art and life mingle amidst sun-kissed Mediterranean locales in this play-within-a-play Italian charmer. When boats carrying a theatrical troupe and a band of mobster convicts are shipwrecked on Asinara, a prison island near Sardinia, it sets into motion a comedy of errors as both actors and criminals alike are commissioned by the island's warden to stage a production of The Tempest. Mixing Shakespeare's text with the L'arte della commedia by Neapolitan playwright Eduardo De Filippo, The Stuff of Dreams is an irresistible, Pirandellian play on illusion and reality.

Don Quixote - Metropolitan Opera House
May 20, 2017 - Manhattan

The knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming "amour" in Cervantes's sweeping tale of romance and chivalry. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks.

Don Quixote - Metropolitan Opera House
May 20, 2017 - Manhattan

The knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming "amour" in Cervantes's sweeping tale of romance and chivalry. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks.

HERE/NOW No. 9 - David H Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
May 20, 2017 - Upper West SIde

Nowhere else can you find a program featuring six ballets by six different choreographers. Spanning the powerful athleticism of Red Angels to the poignantly searching Polaris, this varied sextet concludes with Concerto DSCH's waves of dramatic emotion.

Words: Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic with Wiseguy and Gaston - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
May 20, 2017 - New York

WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

Sketch Cram! - UCB Theater - Chelsea
May 20, 2017 - New York

Once a month, we cram together UCB's top writers, performers, and students to craft an all-new sketch comedy show from scratch in a single day. Featuring writers and performers from The Onion News Network, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and more! Sketch Cram is all the comedy you can cram into a single show. Featuring 100% new content every month! Based on the show originally created by Charlie Sanders and Chris Gethard.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
May 20, 2017 - New York

New Orleans native Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is one of the most dynamic composers, performers, and trumpeters on the scene. His smoking hot group features some of the finest young musicians in jazz today.

Greater Shore Concert Band - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
May 20, 2017 - New York City

For half a century, this community band has been performing throughout the Jersey Shore to growing audiences of all ages. Crisp military marches, light Broadway medleys, and articulated classics feature in this performance. Under the direction of conductor James R. Bast, the ensemble celebrates its 50th year of concert-making.

IMS Members and Friends - Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
May 20, 2017 - New York

Performers IMS Members and Friends

Rowena Mariano, Piano - Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
May 20, 2017 - New York

Performers Rowena Mariano, Piano

Grandma's Ashes: We Won't Tell - UCB Theater - Chelsea
May 20, 2017 - New York

Do you have a secret you need to let out? Grandma's Ashes will draw audience members' written secrets and turn them into a hilarious, fully improvised show. Don't worry, no one will every know it was you who put mud on that cat. Members of Grandma's Ashes have written and starred in Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, The Onion, and more.

Masterworks Series - Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin - Bargemusic
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Bach Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 Beethoven Sonata in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 "Tempest" Brahms Zwei Rhapsodien, Op. 79 Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22 Marika Bournaki, piano

Angels vs. Mets - Citi Field
May 20, 2017 - Flushing

Ross Hewitt: Rainbows and Ribbons - Don't Tell Mama
May 20, 2017 - New York

Ross Hewitt: Rainbows and Ribbons Singer Debut A Musical Memoir Featuring Mary Riley Musical Direction by Phil Hall Direction by Alysin Reim Friedman $20.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating from 3:30pm Approximate running time: 75 minutes

Marcia Roney: Letting Go - Don't Tell Mama
May 20, 2017 - New York

Marcia Roney: Letting Go Singer Matthew Martin Ward at the piano Directed by Peter Napolitano $15.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person $10.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person MAC Seating from 4:00pm Approximate running time: 60 minutes

Rebecca Rozzoni: with and Without the 'H' - Don't Tell Mama
May 20, 2017 - New York

Rebecca Rozzoni: With and Without the "H" Singer with William Wade at the piano $20.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating from 7:00pm Approximate running time: 65 minutes Rebecca will be performing the music of Sarah Vaughn and Sara Bareilles https://youtu.be/Zo_vLwZssb0

Pearl Lerner Kane: 65.5 My Mixtape - Don't Tell Mama
May 20, 2017 - New York

Pearl Lerner Kane: 65.5 My Mixtape Singer Richard Danley, Musical Director at the piano Direction by Linda Amiel Burns $5.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating from 7:00pm Approximate running time: 75 minutes A Musical Journey Conceived of and Performed by Pearl Lerner Kane

Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio - The Appel Room
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

A breathtaking young vocalist whose musical expertise far exceeds her years, Cécile McLorin Salvant has ascended to the major leagues in the blink of an eye. With a voice, a vision, and an impeccable band at her side, the soulful 26-year-old vocalist has topped critics' polls, earned fans around the world, and won the 2016 Grammy Award® for Best Jazz Vocal Album. For her third headlining appearance in The Appel Room, Salvant crafts a program completely of her choosing. Through original compositions, timeless hits, and forgotten gems, you will witness Salvant's incredible ability to assimilate a vast lineage of jazz vocalists into her own powerful and distinct expression.

Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio - The Appel Room
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

A breathtaking young vocalist whose musical expertise far exceeds her years, Cécile McLorin Salvant has ascended to the major leagues in the blink of an eye. With a voice, a vision, and an impeccable band at her side, the soulful 26-year-old vocalist has topped critics' polls, earned fans around the world, and won the 2016 Grammy Award® for Best Jazz Vocal Album. For her third headlining appearance in The Appel Room, Salvant crafts a program completely of her choosing. Through original compositions, timeless hits, and forgotten gems, you will witness Salvant's incredible ability to assimilate a vast lineage of jazz vocalists into her own powerful and distinct expression.

Count Meets the Duke - Rose Theater
Through May 20, 2017 - Columbus Circle

Wynton Marsalis, Vincent Gardner, and Rodney Whitaker – all current or former members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – join a group of handpicked young artists to perform the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Kansas City's Count Basie Orchestra remains a standard-setting example of a hard-swinging big band, with iconic soloists, infectious tunes, and the eternally envied "All-American Rhythm Section" of Jo Jones, Freddie Green, and Walter Page. Duke Ellington, too, was an extraordinary bandleader, as well as a genius composer of incalculable influence. Throughout its incredible variety, Ellington's music has a timeless quality and unmatched ability to uplift and enlighten, offering an ideal showcase a big band's nuance and cohesion. The rising stars in tonight's band are in early stages of what will surely be exciting musical careers, and each has earned a spot on stage through deep dedication. When the Count meets the Duke, it will be an inspiring multigenerational exploration of the jazz canon's core.

Kavakos Plays Brahms - David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
Through May 20, 2017 - New York

Leonidas Kavakos performs Brahms's formidable — and popular — Violin Concerto, with its perfect melding of bravura passages, serene melodies, and spicy Gypsy folk rhythms. Plus New York Premieres of Esa-Pekka Salonen's magical Wing on Wing ("the most unabashedly beautiful and introspective music that Salonen has written" — Los Angeles Times) and Kravis Emerging Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Aeriality.

Youth Orchestra, CYCNY Presents Annual Concert 2017 - Alice Tully Hall
May 20, 2017 -

Youth Orchestra, CYCNY Presents Annual Concert 2017. This is a Queens-based youth orchestra since 1996, website: YouthOrchestra.com, Chijen Christopher Chung, Music Director and Conductor will lead sixty young and talented musicians to perform. Featuring works of: MOZART Overture, The Marriage of Figaro; J.S. BACH Sleepers Wake; DEBUSSY Arabesque No. 1; HOLST Mars, Bringer of War; TENG Longing for Spring Breeze and Flowers of the Raining Night; ANDERSON Blue Tango; BOLK Fiddler on the Roof; LADY GAGA Born This Way; MEREDITH WILLSON: Seventy Six Trombones.

Ceg Presents Mo Greene & the Wave - Drom
May 20, 2017 - New York

Shibley Spring Fling - Shibley Day Camp
May 20, 2017 - Roslyn Heights

Please join us for Shibley's Spring Fling. Play on our Air Bungee, Green Giant, drive Jeeps, do a craft project and so much more!

Meet Bella Pilar at PAPYRUS Soho - May 20th - SoHo
May 20, 2017 - New York City

Mix and mingle with our latest Artist in Residence, Bella Pilar at PAPYRUS at PAPYRUS’ SoHo location in New York. Bella will be signing her art prints as well as launching her new line of desk accessories, as well as celebrating her full collection of cards, stationery and paper at PAPYRUS. Originally from New York city, she creates all of her artwork by hand - using pencil, brush and gouache paint on watercolor paper. Blending sophisticated fashion illustration with fun and whimsy, Bella Pilar girls live life fashionably. They are confident, fearless and fun and enjoy a world where fanciful travel often, shop well, lunch on cupcakes and adore all things that sparkle. More information: https://www.papyrusonline.com/stores/ny/new-york-soho

New York Multicultural Festival - St. Nicholas Avenue
May 20, 2017 - Harlem

Annual multicultural festival featuring live masks and masquerades from around the world, kids arts and crafts, free health screenings, massages, acupuncture, meditation and yoga, global retail and food.

Essex Street Market Block Party - Essex Street Market
May 20, 2017 - New York

The start of spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to kick off outdoor eating season! On Saturday, May 20th Essex Street Market is throwing its annual Block Party from 12-5pm outside on Essex Street! This springtime affair features the latest and greatest food vendors from both the Essex Street Market and Lower East Side. The Bao Shoppe, Petee’s Pie, Grey Lady, Saxelby Cheesemongers, Arancini Bros., Osaka Grub, and many more local favorites can’t wait to show off their warm-weather fare. Plus, the almighty kings of Instagram at Ice & Vice will be pulling out all the stops and creating a specialty ice cream flavor inspired by the Market! This is a true neighborhood bash: grilling, chilling, and jamming. And did we mention that the majority of food items will be sold for $5 and under? We also have live music by Low Mentality, Yotoco, and DJ Mickey -- plus balloon-making and face-painting for the little ones. We hope you can join us on Saturday, May 20th (12pm-5pm) for the Essex Street Market Block Party -- this event is FREE to attend but we appreciate an RSVP!

Dirty Panties: The Musical - House of Yes
Through May 20, 2017 -

"Imagine a psychedelic trance, but a hundred times more sexy, surreal and terrifying" Paper Magazine "The Bushwick hub of sex positivity and creative expression is known for staging genre-defying, psychedelic productions." Metro "This raunchy dance-cum-burlesque-cum-neocircus psychedelic performance is about sex work– an issue that's much more socially and politically charged than anything the venue has ever done." Bedford & Bowery Dirty panties is about anyone and everyone who belongs to a certain little secret society. A society of sex workers. A society that is actually not so little at all, and contains many of our friends, family and lovers. Sex work is illegal and stigmatized. But it is more than that. It is beautiful, empowering, confusing, terrifying, fascinating, sexy, ugly and fucking intense. Sex work is so common, we made a fucking show about it. Dirty Panties is told through a collection of abstract and emotional vignettes of personal accounts and adventures of different sex workers across all parts of the the industry. Every single piece in the show is written and produced by someone with a history of sex work. Some pieces will be performed by current and past sex workers. Workers that wish to remain anonymous will tell their stories through surrogate performers. Dirty Panties messes with politics, and flirts with art. Dirty Panties grabs you by the crotch and the heart. Dirty Panties is not a musical. Dirty Panties is serious business. Dirty Panties is an ode to anyone and everyone who has worked, is still working, or loves someone who does. Proceeds from the show will be donated to the following organizations ::::::: Red Umbrella Project ::::::: The Red Umbrella Project (RedUP) is a based in Brooklyn, New York and advocates to make policy and systemic change to support the rights of sex workers. We utilize media, storytelling, peer support, and direct action to amplify the voices of sex workers to take greater control of their lives. Our programming supports the development of skills, confidence, and political analysis among our members so that we can better navigate systems of oppression and fight for our rights. We also make referrals to health and social services, and provide in-house counseling, job assistance, and leadership opportunities to our members. ::::::: Lysistrata ::::::: Lysistrata is a sex workers mutual care collective. We are sex workers who are dedicated to providing direct services and funding to other sex workers in need due to the closure of the Adult Services section of Backpage, illness, incarceration, homelessness, or any number of variables that affect their ability to make a living. We are largely funded by higher end sex workers who recognize the difficulties of being a survival worker, but the supply of donations from amongst our own hasn't come close to keeping up with demand.

Treetops: Super Zeroes w/ Joe Goddard Live, and Doorly - House of Yes
Through May 20, 2017 -

Treetops: Super Zeroes w/ Joe Goddard Live, and Doorly! Treetops presents!: SuperZeroes w/ Joe Goddard (LIVE!) Doorly Come dress as your most mundane and unimpressively super powered alter ego, and enjoy a live set from Joe Goddard of Hot Chip, whose new album just hit on April 19 and is FANTASTIC. SuperZeroes! Janet and Luke grew up in Mediumville next to the Giant Nuclear Volcano Power Plant and Office Supply Depot (GNVPPOSD). They used to frolick in corn fields together and complain about the height restriction on the local rollercoaster. One day there was a horrifyingly predictable accident at the GNVPPOSD, killing everyone in it... except Janet and Luke. Luke wheezed out of the ash and paper clips. But he was different. The heat mix from the nuclear volcano had fused with his being, fundamentally altering it. At a nearby stream he held his hands out over the water and realised he could heat it, almost instantly, to become ever so slightly hotter. Like, a little bit. Maybe just above room temperature. He knew what his new identity was to be… Luke Warm! Never again would he sit on a cold toilet seat, or grasp a frozen door handle in winter. Then Janet emerged, also changed. But How? Luke noticed immediately. The radiation from the power plant had caused Janet to mutate, irrevocably. She had become roughly 2 inches taller. That was all. "If only there was still a rollercoaster," said Luke. It's rumoured there are other survivors from that day – more SuperZeroes. People talk about Captain Elusive, but he doesn't seem to be around much. Then there is Mortality Man who can stop a bullet with his bare chest - but only once. And Analog Shazam, who can figure out the name of that song you have stuck in your head if you can hum the bars properly and the bass isn't too loud. Wander Woman, with her perpetual aimlessness, seems to be everywhere, but nowhere she actually needs to be. There may be others too, yet to reveal themselves, all too aware that with a mild amount of power, comes a mild amount of responsibility. 21+ :::::: Consent is Sexy ::::::: Behave with beauty, connect with intention. We are obsessed with CONSENT. Always ASK before touching anyone at our House. Anyone who cannot follow this simple rule will be escorted to the sidewalk. ::::::: Community & Accessibility ::::::: This is a space for everyone to feel welcome and loved. Racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia will not be tolerated at our House. All entrances and spaces within the venue are single-level and handicap accessible. There are stairs leading to the upper portions of the stage, for those who wish to dance in the spotlight. Gender neutral bathrooms are located in the main room. :::::::Your Party at Our Party::::::: Planning something special with the best people ever? We can make it happen. Tables, private rooms, curated experiences, custom surprises and styling. We'll do it. Hit us up -reservations@houseofyes.org | 646-838-4YES

DeepBeats: Deep House Yoga - House of Yes
May 20, 2017 -

DJ George Faya and your guest instructor lead you through an hour of DeepBeats' Vinyasa Flow accompanied by your personal soundtrack of atmospheric deep house grooves. Free refreshments courtesy of Revive Kombucha. ::: Check out the DeepBeats calendar at deepbeatsyoga.com/calendar for this week's instructor ::: Stay for brunch and bottomless mimosas! FREE mimosa or bloody with brunch purchase for anyone coming from class :) For a taste of the Deep House Yoga sound, check out George Faya's Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/georgefaya Bring your own mat | Limited mats will be available to use for class $2! Yoga, loosely translated from its Sanskrit root – means "union" or "integration" – the bringing together of a sound mind & spirit within a sound body. Riding at the forefront of the new health-conscious clubbing movement, DeepBeats: Deep House Yoga is a union of not just the spiritual and physical, but a fusion of the ancient discipline of yoga with the sounds of today's underground dance music. It brings together the mental and physical benefits of yoga with the spiritual connection we feel to the music we love. 18+ **Doors close 10 minutes after class start time. For your own safety, late comers will not be permitted entry!** ::::::: Community & Accessibility ::::::: This is a space for everyone to feel welcome and loved. Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia will not be tolerated at our House. All entrances and spaces within the venue are single-level and handicap accessible. There are stairs leading to the upper portions of the stage, for those who wish to dance in the spotlight. Gender neutral bathrooms are located in the main room.

Fun Music Presents: I Love The 00s with TRL - Cutting Room
May 20, 2017 - New York

TRL is New York's newest & hottest 2000s cover band playing your favorite hits from Outkast to Britney. They're bringing it back to an era of Myspace, velour jumpsuits and waiting 40 minutes for a song to download. I Love The 00s with TRL is yet another brainchild of Marcus Linial, the owner of Fun Music Presents and producer of the hugely successful Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl and I Love The 90s with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air. For more information on upcoming shows you can visit us at: ilovethe00s.com funmusicpresents.com

Razor Boy Music Inc. presents Leslie Nuchow - Bitter End
May 20, 2017 - New York

Ellis Melillo Command Z (CD Release) Qew Lunel & The All Fruits Ripe Band Run Come See Anchor Lot VGM Dance Party

An Evening with Phyllis Hyman - Gramercy Theatre
May 20, 2017 - New York

Show Info: AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN, written by Kendrell Bowman & Anthony Wayne and directed by Bowman, stars Jacqueline B. Arnold as Ms. Hyman as she takes the audience on the untold, intimate rollercoaster times in her life in her own words. With her sultry vocals, Ms. Arnold channels Hyman, taking the audience on an inspirational evening of joy and pain with no regrets. Please note Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by a guardian Platinum Tickets Include a Seat in the First 7 Rows and an Exclusive Meet & Greet and photo with the cast. Gold Seating is Located in Rows H-N of the Floor. Silver Seating is Located in the Loge. **Will Call tickets cannot be picked up before the doors open on the night of the show** Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. Just a few blocks from Madison Square Park, Gramercy Theatre's intimate live experience remains unmatched by any other Manhattan venue. Get up close and personal with the performers in the general admission section, or enjoy a full view of the unforgettable environment in our authentic theatre seating. Grab a cold drink from one of the many bars located in the venue, including the downstairs lounge. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Gramercy Theatre, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways!

Arch Angel Presents Nop Ponchamni - Gramercy Theatre
May 20, 2017 - New York

Please note Age Restriction: 18+ Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. Just a few blocks from Madison Square Park, Gramercy Theatre's intimate live experience remains unmatched by any other Manhattan venue. Get up close and personal with the performers in the general admission section, or enjoy a full view of the unforgettable environment in our authentic theatre seating. Grab a cold drink from one of the many bars located in the venue, including the downstairs lounge. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Gramercy Theatre, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways!

Angels vs. Mets - Citi Field
May 20, 2017 - Queens

Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown - Iridium
May 20, 2017 - New York

British Blues/Rock pioneer Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown celebrate 50 continuous years of touring, more than 5,000 gigs from the Royal Albert Hall to Carnegie Hall to the Fillmore East and West and now back at The Iridium! Kim Simmonds is not living in the past; he's challenging himself and his band to reach new heights and find higher ground. "Savoy Brown is a very musical band," Simmonds says. "We're not comparing ourselves to others. We appeal to an audience who wants to hear what we are up to now, what we are rehearsing, creating as a band. I think my guys and my team is empowering me to do this." That's what Kim lives for and invigorates him – playing for audiences who are hungry to listen for new heights in artistry – not just living off 50 years as an architect of the British hard blues scene. "Whether I like it or not, I think my destiny is to keep doing what I'm doing, play in clubs and theaters where people pay their hard eared money to hear us give them one-hundred and ten percent." Last Spring, the band released The Devil To Pay, Simmonds' 46th album, and it shows what 50 years giving one-hundred and ten percent can do. "In many ways," considers the iconic bandleader, "This is the best album I've ever done. It's fresh and new, and belongs to the twenty-first century." The Devil To Pay was born during a white-knuckle burst of inspiration. "We recorded the album in April 2015 at SubCat Studios in Syracuse, New York," reflects Kim. "I record very fast, within two or three days, and most of the work is done in a single day. All the work is done in the months before going into the studio. The songwriting, getting the focus right, the rehearsals, the practice, playing the material live. Once all that is done, it's a simple matter of going into the studio and catching the moment. Exactly like I did, for instance, with Street Corner Talking back in 1971." The Devil To Pay represents years of wood shedding in Kim's White Cottage Studio, usually at o'dark thirty in the morning. Between tours, Simmonds is constantly honing his craft, playing guitar, singing, writing songs, recording. "Blues songs are mostly about your feelings," explains Kim. "Love, loneliness, happiness, despair and so forth. All these emotions are somewhere in the songs on the new album. The song "The Devil To Pay" is about having to pay for doing wrong in the past. "Bad Weather Brewing" is about the feeling that something bad is going to happen in your life. Grew Up In The Blues about someone not having it easy when they were young." With songs that strong, The Devil To Pay is set to continue the upward march of Savoy Brown's acclaimed recent releases, 2011's Voodoo Moon and 2014's Goin' To The Delta. "I'd like people to say it's better than the last studio album," says Kim. "I'm pleased with it. There's always things you would do different, but that's just the way creating something goes. I think it's an album that continues to connect the circle from the band's beginnings to now." Anyone with an appreciation of blues-rock will have been following that circle intently since the start. Rewind to when the Savoy Brown Blues Band formed in 1965, and began playing gigs as they held residence at the Nag's Head, which became a scene for Fleetwood Mac and many others because of Savoy Brown's beginning there. "We practiced seven days a week there; we were extremely driven." Kim was a lynchpin of perhaps the most exciting scene in history, establishing Savoy Brown in the first wave of British blues-boomers, signing to Decca, opening for Cream's first London show and being namedropped in the same breath as peers like Clapton and Hendrix (with whom he jammed). Even then, the guitarist was emerging as the band's driving force. "I had a vision," he reflects. "When I started the band back in 1965, the concept was to be a British version of a Chicago blues band. And the exciting thing now is, that vision is still alive. " Soon, Savoy Brown had achieved what most British bands never did – success in America – and became a major Stateside draw thanks to their high-energy material and tireless work ethic. "There's way too much said about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll," Kim told Classic Rock. "It's a cliché. We were all extremely hard-working guys. When we came over to America, we were like a little army. I look at that time as being filled with incredible talent." Times changed, of course, and by 1979, Simmonds had moved from a London he no longer recognized – "The punks were everywhere!" – to settle permanently in the States. The Savoy Brown band members came and went, and the music scene shifted around him, but the guitarist stuck thrillingly to his guns, staying true to the music and the muse. Bands including Jethro Tull, the Doobie Brothers and Kiss supported Savoy Brown to open up their own careers. Not too many bands tour continuously for 50 years. It is a a true rarity to find one at the top of their game. Kim wakes at dawn every day he's not on the road and goes out to his White Cottage studio to play, sing, write record and continually hone his craft. "Do I have anything left to prove?" considers Kim. "Perhaps not to other people, but to myself, yes. There's always, inside of you, a song not written or a new guitar lick waiting to come out. I still have the drive I had when was I was young, and that keeps me going."

Pet Adoption Fair - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
May 20, 2017 - Setauket

For the 5th year in a row now, Emma Clark Library will be hosting a Pet Adoption Fair, featuring various animal rescue organizations and animal advocacy associations. There is no need to register and all (not just local residents) are welcome to attend. The library will also be collecting donations of pet food at the event. Last year, 10 animals were adopted, and 1 animal was fostered. Come pick out your next “fur baby” at the library. Please note that no outside pets are permitted. If you have any questions, please email askus@emmaclark.org or call 631.941.4080.

Minifig Yourself! Kid's Paint Event - Paint your self portrait Lego Style! - Key to My Art
May 20, 2017 - Amityville

Paint your self portrait Mini Fig style. Must be booked online, in advance.

Thurston Moore Group Pigeons - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

This event is 18 and over Thurston Moore moved to NYC at eighteen in 1976 to play punk. He started Sonic Youth in 1980. Since then Thurston Moore has been at the forefront of the alternative rock scene since that particular sobriquet was first used to signify any music that challenged and defied the mainstream standard. With Sonic Youth, Moore turned on an entire generation to the value of experimentation in rock n' roll – from its inspiration on a nascent Nirvana, to Sonic Youth's own Daydream Nation album being chosen by the US Library of Congress for historical preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2006. Thurston records and performs in a cavalcade of disciplines ranging from free improvisation to acoustic composition to black/white metal/noise disruption. Alongside his various activities in the musical world, he is involved with publishing and poetry, and teaches writing annually at Naropa University, Boulder CO, a school founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman in 1974. Presently he performs and records solo, with various ensembles and in his own band, The Thurston Moore Group (with Deb Googe, Steve Shelley & James Sedwards). In 2014, the band released The Best Day (Matador) which critics described as "optimistic and sun-drenched in beauty" and "[has] experimental attitude dovetailed with instantly accessible pop melodies." The Best Day is a record defined by positivity and radical love. The songs range from opener "Speak to the Wild", a Crazy Horse-like paean to anti-authority and activism, to "Vocabularies", a mantra to a new realization of language, which includes ALL people. The Thurston Moore Group's forthcoming full-length album, Rock n Roll Consciousness is expected in 2016. Formed in Brooklyn in 2005 as a two piece free jazz unit, Pigeons slowly morphed into a psychedelic rock band. The current line up includes Pat Gubler (PGsix, Tower Recordings) and John Moloney (Sunburned Hand of the Man). Their latest record, "The Bower" , was released on MIE.

Billy Currington - PlayStation Theater
May 20, 2017 - New York

NASH FM 94.7 Presents Stay Up Til The Sun Tour Seth Ennis Billy Currington's latest album bears the breezy title Summer Forever, but the talented Georgia native has spent more than a decade in the spotlight proving he's truly a man for all seasons. Possessing one of the smoothest and most distinct voices in any genre of music, Currington is equally skilled at delivering upbeat summertime anthems as well as exploring the complexities of life and love with a poignant ballad. On Summer Forever, Currington's sixth studio album, he brings both with a collection of songs that will take the listener on a riveting musical journey and leave them breathless at the end of the ride. Since his self-titled debut album bowed on Mercury Records in 2003, Currington has scored eleven career No. 1 singles, most recently, "Don't Hurt Like It Used To." His other hits that reached the No. 1 spot include such memorable songs as "Good Directions," "Let Me Down Easy," "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right," "People Are Crazy," "That's How Country Boys Roll," "Hey Girl," and "We Are Tonight." Over the years, the self-effacing Georgia boy has amassed an impressive list of accolades. He won the "Hottest Video of the Year" honor at the fan-voted CMT Music Awards for "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" in 2006. The same year, he received an ACM nod for Top New Male Vocalist. His hit duet with Shania Twain, "Party for Two," earned nominations from both the CMA and ACM. "People Are Crazy" took Currington's already hot career to another level. He earned Grammy nominations for Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song in addition to being nominate for Single and Song of the Year from the Country Music Association. Currington has come a long way from his rural Georgia roots. He spent his early years on Tybee Island before his family moved inland to Rincon. He grew up listening to vinyl records by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kenny Rogers, and when his mom took him to one of Rogers' concerts, 10-year-old Billy knew immediately he wanted to someday be the one on stage performing. However, he wasn't sure how he was going to get there. "To be honest, I never even heard of Nashville till I was 17 or 18," he says. All that changed when Currington's pastor recognized his talent while he was singing in church, and decided to give the youngster some career guidance. "He had been living in Nashville at one point," Currington recalls. "He said, 'Man, there's a town called Nashville that you can get a record deal. Your dreams could come true. I'm going to take you there.' So he took me and showed me the town. He introduced me to people. When I got back home, I totally made up my mind that when I graduated high school I was going to go back." And so he did. He made the move to Music City at 18 and began paying his dues by pouring concrete and working as a personal trainer at a gym during the day. At night, he was getting a musical education playing in bars all over Nashville. Naturally, he began meeting other aspiring songwriters and artists. He began writing songs and his warm, strong voice made him one of the town's most in demand demo singers. "I was doing 10 demos a day," he says. "Before you know it, I started getting deal offers from record labels." He signed with Mercury in 2003, and immediately garnered attention with his debut single, "Walk a Little Straighter," an autobiographical song about life with his alcoholic stepfather. The song peaked at No. 8, an auspicious debut for a newcomer. He proved the quick success was no fluke when he followed with "I Got A Feelin," which became his first top five hit. From there, the hits continued as his sophomore album Doin' Somethin' Right spawned his first No. 1 with "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" and his second No. 1 with "Good Directions." Released in 2008, his third album, Little Bit of Everything, featured five songs co-written by Currington. The Bobby Braddock/Troy Jones penned "People Are Crazy" became his third No. 1 and he followed that with a song he co-wrote, "That's How Country Boys Roll," which also hit the top of the charts. In September 2010, Currington released Enjoy Yourself, which included No. 1 hits "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" and "Let Me Down Easy." His fifth album, We Are Tonight, further fueled him momentum spawning two No. 1 singles – "Hey Girl" and the title track. Though Currington has grown in knowledge and confidence, his goals in making Summer Forever is the same as when he recorded his debut. "Music is a snapshot of people's lives and most of all, I want to leave people in a happy place," he says with a smile. "Whether they're sitting on a beach listening to this album or they're walking around their house or cleaning their house or whatever. Wherever they're at listening to this album, I want to leave them with a happy and peaceful feeling."

Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica Tour - Radio City Music Hall
May 20, 2017 - Midtown

Jean-Michel Jarre performs at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, May 20 during his first North American tour ever. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 24 at 1pm*. *On the first day of sale, tickets for concerts are not sold at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall or Beacon Theatre Box Offices, and may only be purchased via Ticketmaster.

HMI’s 2nd Annual Manhattan LGBTQ Youth Summit - Beacon High School
May 20, 2017 - New York

What HMI’s 2nd Annual Manhattan LGBTQ Youth Summit will showcase vital Manhattan community services for LGBTQ youth and will feature workshops, youth performances, music, art, and opportunities for networking and making connections. FOOD AND METRO CARDS PROVIDED!!!! Who All NYC youth ages 13-24 are invited. The Manhattan LGBTQ Youth Summit is conducted in partnership with NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Council Members Corey Johnson and Rosie Menez, the NYC Council LGBTQ Caucus, and the New York City Department of Education as well as community-based organizations including Ali Forney Center, GMHC, Harlem Children’s Zone, Harlem United, Iris House, the Latino Commission on AIDS Oasis Latino LGBTS Wellness Center, The LGBT Community Center, among others. When Saturday, May 20th, 2017 10:30am – 4:00pm How Free registration: www.hmi.org/youthsummit Call for more info: Esther Cassidy, 212-674-2600 x290 or ecassidy@hmi.org. Para información en español contactar a Petra Olivo a212-674-2600 x273 o polivo@hmi.org

2nd Annual Equinox by Solstice Art Showcase - Weeksville Heritage Center
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

#equinoxartbk Bringing you music, food, art, love, and unity at one location. Jam with us on Saturday, May 20th! As we get ready for our 2nd year, Equinox by Solstice is poised to continue pushing the envelope on creativity and expression. This year you can expect visual art in a way you’ve never experienced, multi-genre music performances, a unique collection of food and merchandise vendors, and some good ole jams on the 1s and 2s. All of this will be presented in the spirit of true diversity and unity. Must be 21+ w/ proper ID Event Features: ** Complimentary Drinks ** ** 2nd Annual Equinox Paint Battle ** ** Live Music ** ** Comedy ** ** Visual Art ** ** Spoken Word ** ** Burlesque ** ** Food Vendors ** ** Merchandise Vendors ** ** Community Volunteering Opportunities ** ** Voter Registration ** In addition, we are partnering with Art Start (http://www.art-start.org), a youth performing arts organization. In an effort to support the arts for youth in urban areas, there will be a call for volunteers and mentors to work with the students. A portion of our event proceeds will be donated to Art Start.

Nt Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead - BAM
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Directed by David Leveaux With Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire, and David Haig Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire, and David Haig star in David Leveaux's new production of Tom Stoppard's brilliantly funny situation comedy. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare's iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds. This screening was recorded from an earlier live performance.

(Mostly) True Things - Performing Arts Studio
May 20, 2017 - Port Jefferson

The game is this: one storyteller tells the unvarnished truth, the other 3 include carefully-crafted little white lies. The audience gets to question the storytellers, who can improvise their responses. The audience then votes for the person they think told it straight. With some improvised story-inspired music and songs written for the show by host/creator Jude Treder-Wolff and Wells Hanley. There are prizes involved, if you can believe a thing like that. Tickets are $10 online, $15 at the door (cash only), and are available at www.mostlytruethings.com - Coffee press coffee, tea and/or bottled water is included in the ticket price. Hosted by: Jude Treder-Wolff (Storyteller, writer/performer, singer/songwriter, and the creator, and curator of (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS. She has been featured on the hit storytelling podcast RISK! three times.) Stories by: Terri Morrissey (co-founder/co-owner of The Performing Arts Studio where she teaches drama to children 7-12 in their acting academy) Christy Harrington (actor, opera singer, and acupuncturist with a practice in Port Jefferson) Julie Ann Korpi (Long Island native who is a children's librarian for the New York Public Library where she runs programs for all ages including improv acting games, reader’s theater, and musical learning time -www.theaterandmusicwithmissk.weebly.com) Lucinda Kempe (award-winning writer who was awarded the Joseph Kelly Prize for creative writing in 2015, published in New World Writing, Frigg, the Summerset Review and the Journal Of Compressed Creative Writing. MFA candidate at Stony Brook University)

Rooftop Films Opening Night: This is What We Mean by Short Films - The Old American Canned Factory
Through May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Hi Strangers, it’s been awhile… Opening Night 2017! 5/19 @ The Old American Can Factory $15 Online or at the Door 8:00 PM: Doors Open 8:30 PM: Live Music by Innov Gnawa 9:00 PM: Films Begin 10:30 PM: After-Party Sponsored by Corona, Tanqueray, and Fever Tree Rooftop turns 21 this year. We’re legal, but not playing it safe. On opening night, we’re celebrating with our favorite stories from the moral grey zone: a mushroom of colorful balloons kills two before escaping to Canada, an unnatural presence enters a tickle fight, a subversive dance number takes down the patriarchy, and a Russian circus meltdown is played in reverse. Like they say in our story of a robbery gone not-quite-wrong, but more just ok, “‘precitate ya!” See you at the after party! More Info: http://www.rooftopfilms.com/event/this-is-what-we-mean-by-short-films/

Katie Goodman’s Broad Comedy - SoHo Playhouse
Through May 20, 2017 - NEW YORK

New York: NY's SoHo Playhouse will extend the Off-Broadway debut of YouTube sensation Katie Goodman's Broad Comedy through May. The internationally touring, riotous, ridiculous, and in-your-face all-women troupe Broad Comedy stars Danielle Cohn, Molly Kelleher, Tana Sirois, Carlita Victoria, and Katie Goodman. Broad Comedy has added three more performances, May 18- 20 at 8:30pm at the Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). Tickets are $39 and can be purchased by visiting www.sohoplayhouse.com

Vulture Festival Presents Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! - BAM
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Live Podcast Taping Starring Scott Aukerman with special guests Vulture Festival presents a special live edition of Scott Aukerman's popular podcast and television show Comedy Bang! Bang! featuring Scott and some very special guests doing a totally improvised program, with plenty of character drop-ins.

Tribute to the Ancestors - BAM
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

In Partnership with the Weeksville Heritage Center Under the guidance of DanceAfrica's artistic director Abdel R. Salaam and artistic director emeritus Baba Chuck Davis, this traditional tribute to those who have passed on features music and drumming, dance performances, and a libation ceremony for the ancestors conducted by the DanceAfrica Council of Elders.

Danceafrica Community Day at Restorationart - BAM
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

In partnership with RestorationArt This year's festival kicks off with the annual community welcome for the artists, featuring performances by students from RestorationART who have participated in BAM Education's DanceAfrica program.

Disney Prom featuring The Little Mermen - The Hall at MP
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Put on your glass slippers and get ready for the ball... It's the Disney Prom! It's prime prom season and The Little Mermen, NYC's premiere Disney cover band, are inviting you to be their guests for the night you always dreamed of. This all night rock n roll sing along sprinkled with plenty of nostalgia will have you screaming lyrics from your school days at the top of your lungs! The punch will be spiked and the band plays loud all night long. And be sure to dress in your Disney best because two lucky guests will be crowned King and Queen. Influenced by styles from '80s pop to dive bar thrash, the Little Mermen power up some of the most famous musical numbers ever written, including The Little Mermaid's "Kiss The Girl," Pocahontas' "Colors of the Wind," and the Lion King's "Circle of Life." Specialty cocktails! Costumes encouraged!

Spring Renewal: A Clothing Swap Party! - Patagonia SoHo
May 20, 2017 - New York

Spring is a time for celebrating new life, so let's renew our closets and have a good time doing it! Every year New Yorkers throw away enough clothing to fill up the Brooklyn Bridge TWICE. Don't add to that horrific pile! Instead, join us for a party where we'll help you revive those back-of-the-closet duds or pass them on to a new owner. Turn funky jeans into the perfect summer cutoffs, mend rips with patches and pins, cover up stains with dyes, or simply give those ill-fitting garments a new life in someone else's closet. While you mend and mingle, peruse racks full of your fellow stylish New Yorker's unwanted goodies and take home as many new-to-you pieces as you can find! We will have sparkling organic wine mixed with Owl's Brew organic tea mixers, locally brewed in Vermont and served in compostable cups! Come out and join us on May 20th for an evening of swapping, DIY mending, and great company - because saving your clothing from the landfill should be fun. The rules: Please bring *no more than 10* items that are appropriate for spring and summer. Shoes, bags, jewelry, mens and womens clothing are all welcome. When: Saturday, May 20th Drinks, Mending & Clothing Drop-off - 5pm Swapping begins - 6pm Where: Patagonia SoHo 72 Greene Street New York, NY, 10012 TICKETS AVAILABLE: http://ewcspringswap.brownpapertickets.com/

Joey Morant - Zinc Bar
May 20, 2017 - New York

Joey Morant takes the stage with his incredible quartet. In the style of Louis Armstrong and with the soul of Ray Charles, Joey brings old classics to life.. Joey Morant takes the stage with his incredible quartet. Playing old classics and new creations Joey wows the crowd with his incredible musicianship and entertaining showmanship on trumpet and vocals.

Monika Oliveira & The Brazilians - Zinc Bar
May 20, 2017 - New York

Monika Oliveira is a singer/songwriter, a native of Rio de Janeiro, living and performing in the United States. She is a fresh and exciting vocal presence on the Brazilian music scene today in New York. Monika's voice enchants and entrances through her innate rhythmic feel and phrasing. She has performed in many venues throughout the city including the famous Madison Square Garden. She combines her love of Brazil's musical heritage and her love of Jazz into a sultry variation on both - Brazilian Jazz that is at once moving and rhythmic, pure and passionate. Monika Oliveira, and her band, The Brazilians, will transport you to Brazil. She is currently performing "The MPB (Popular Brazilian Music) Show", a musical experience that incorporates popular regional styles of Brazilian music like Baião, Bossa, Maracatu and Samba with the sophistication of Jazz and the attitude of Rock and Roll. Her positive high-energy stage presence, along with her talented band, are infectious and she engages her audience to join her on the dance floor for some Bossa Nova to hip shaking Samba. It's obvious that Monika Oliveira loves her music and once you meet her you will love her too.

Spring Into Summer Camp Fair @ Paramus Park - Paramus Park Mall
May 20, 2017 - Paramus

Spring Into Summer at Paramus Park, where your kids can. . . Build & Program robots, Create & Code arcade video games and apps, Build & Program robots, Animate digital stories, and more, just as campers ages 6-14 will be doing at Little Ivy Academy’s 2017 Summer Camp programs at locations near you! With just a month to go until the start of summer, Spring Into Summer promises to be an “all-things summer” sampler for kids of all ages, including exhibits and information about summertime attractions, destinations and activities. It also will feature games, prizes, raffles and more. Admission is free! Paramus Park from 12pm-3pm on Saturday, May 20 inside court near the Panera Bread mall entrance. For directions and additional information call Little Ivy Academy at 201-444-8400 or visit www.littleivyacademy.com/events.html.

A Celebration of the Music & Legacy of PRINCE - Lehman Center for the Performing arts
May 20, 2017 - Bronx

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present THE PURPLE XPERIENCE to celebrate the music and legacy of PRINCE, on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 8pm. The Purple Xperience, embodies the spirit, passion and music of Prince with a stage show that brings memories of the superstar and his catalog of hit songs to audiences of all generations. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for THE PURPLE XPERIENCE on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 8pm are $75*VIP, $45, $40, $25, with a special $10 ticket price for children 12 and under, and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Friday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert), or through online access at www.LehmanCenter.org. *New This Season: HAVANA CAFÉ and Lehman Center special VIP pre-concert wine & hors d’oeuvres reception starting at 6:30pm. VIP tickets include the reception and the best seats in the house. At the reception meet other patrons and the staff of Lehman Center. Sponsored by Havana Café Restaurant and Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum. Lehman Center is accessible by #4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd. and is off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway. Low-cost on-site parking available for $5. PRINCE was one of the most naturally gifted artists of all time. A consummate and flamboyant showman, prolific songwriter, producer, singer and virtuoso self-taught instrumentalist, you could say that he was born with music in his blood as his mother was the singer for his keyboardist father’s Minneapolis, Minnesota based jazz band. A true innovator whose music combined a variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia and pop. He sold over 100 million records and at one time had an astounding 100 million dollar recording and publishing contract. Honored with seven Grammy awards, an American Music Award, a BET Lifetime Achievement Award, an Academy Award (Oscar), a Golden Globe Award, two ASCAP Awards and had 40 hit singles in the Billboard Hot 100 Hits list including “When Doves Cry”, “Kiss”, “Let’s Go Crazy”, “Little Red Corvette” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”. Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2004) and the Grammy Hall of Fame (2010), Prince performed a dazzling rendition of “Purple Rain” during a literal down pour for the Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show (2007) and was featured in TIME Magazine’s 2010 100 Most Influential People in the World issue. Prince passed away in April, 2016, and will be remembered as an artist that inspired millions through his music. THE PURPLE XPERIENCE is a tribute band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota that was created when Doctor (Matt) Fink, Prince’s longtime keyboardist and member of his backing band The Revolution, teamed up with vocalist and front man Marshall Charloff in 2009. The band, which also consists of the “world renowned Princeologist” Cory Eischen on keys, Tracey Blake on guitars who was part of Prince’s 1990’s band New Power Generation, Ron Long on bass and Ron Caron on drums, has been touring around the country since 2011. The Purple Xperience embodies the spirit and sounds of Prince, with Charloff channeling the vocals and movements from the icon himself, leaving no one disappointed. MARSHALL CHARLOFF, front man for The Purple Xperience imaginatively styles the magic of Prince’s talent with his appearance, vocal imitation and multi-instrumental capacity on guitar and piano. He not only bares an uncanny resemblance to the star, he also shares Prince’s vocal range. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. The 2016-2017 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding is provided by Con Edison, the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, the Rudin Foundation, the Hyde and Watson Foundation, and the friends of Lehman Center. For a high resolution photo, click this link: http://lehmancenter.org/th_gallery/the-purple-experience/

Monoloc, Preston, Carlos Castano / Jordi Iven b2b Tunico - Schimanski
May 20, 2017 - New York

21 and over Room 1: Schimanski x Carried Away After Monoloc (Dystopian) Preston Carlos Castano Room 2: Schimanski x Memoirs Jordi Iven b2b Tunico CMA b2b Phillip Mollenkott Saturday May 20 Doors 10pm / 21+ to enter / 718.486.2299

Jane Ira Bloom Quartet - Jazz at Kitano
May 20, 2017 - New York

Jan Ira Bloom - Soprano Sax Dominic Fallacaro - Piano Mark Helias - Bass Matt Wilson - Drums $32 Cover + $20 Minimum

Nightlands - Rough Trade NYC
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

The son of a genetic engineer, Dave Hartley has eschewed his father's profession but decidedly inherited his analytical proclivities and love of "the lab." As Nightlands, Hartley is a scientist trying to create and understand art through analytical process. Here, with sophomore album Oak Island, his follow up to 2010's superb Forget the Mantra, new questions are explored: what happens when the human voice is layered exponentially? Is the sum more man, or more melancholy machine? In seeking these answers, Nightlands takes us on a spirit quest through lush forests down into The Uncanny Valley. Each distorted, silver-voiced melody is wrapped in the sounds of 70s AM gold — plucked acoustic guitars, trumpets, dulcimers and hand percussion. In using these pop touchstones, the songs become something close to memories, the faded feelings that tide in and out of you when conjuring the past. To this end, virtually every chord played on Oak Island is a major-7th, the most nostalgic harmonic grouping. Seals & Croft produced by mid-70s beetle-voiced Brian Eno. Crosby, HAL and Nash.

Rr: Poetry Porn Poverty - KGB Bar
May 20, 2017 - New York

No cover. A reading by the new generation of NYC poets.

The Ludlow Thieves - Record Release Show - Irving Plaza
May 20, 2017 - New York

Featuring: The Ludlow Thieves Show Info: The Ludlow Thieves - Record Release Show Support: Del Water Gap, The Dives, Best Behavior GA standing room available. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. 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. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! Click here to sign up! Follow us on our socials! Facebook: /IrvingPlaza Twitter: @IrvingPlaza Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Snapchat: IrvingPlazaNYC Staggering from the wreckage of a car accident that claimed seven lives and left him the sole survivor, The Ludlow Thieves' front man, Danny Musengo, had a shift in perspective. He was finished working the midnight shift at a gas station on a highway in Iowa; he was moving to NYC and dedicating himself to music. Having grown up singing gospel songs in his church, music was where he found peace and purpose, especially after the accident. The Ludlow Thieves are the realization of the sound, sensation, and dedication he had been pursuing since the accident. Dan Teicher, the band's guitarist and producer, had been looking—albeit, impatiently—for the right band for his entire life. With a master's degree in classical music composition, he honed his craft while biding his time. He scoured NYC for band mates with similarly outsized ambitions that were capable of the enormous sound he dreamt of. At a party, DT asked a friend if he knew any singers with a unique voice. The friend passed along the contact info for Danny Musengo, describing his sound as "Rod Stewart on two packs of smokes." Within weeks, DT and Danny had met and were at work on The Ludlow Thieves, a moniker DT had cooked up while writing songs that would appear on the band's debut. Days before the duo was set to record some of the songs, the drummer scheduled for the sessions tore ligaments in his right hand. In a panic, DT contacted another mutual friend asking for a drummer that was "trained in jazz, had rock ferocity, and knows the pocket of a beat like a funk drummer." He was given the name of Walker Adams, a Berklee Grad from the Upper West Side of Manhattan who had played with St. Vincent. The sessions went so well, musically and personally, that Walker was immediately asked to become a permanent member of the band. Together, the trio have sculpted tunes equally at home in Nashville and Brooklyn. With a sound that is as enormous as it is exuberant, the music's intensity can be traced back to a highway in Iowa where gratitude and purpose ignited a band. The Ludlow Thieves are DT, Danny and Walker, but a revolving cast of hoodlums fleshes out their sound by shaking, scraping, banging, slapping, singing, stabbing, and seducing music out of their instruments. They have found friends in singers, pianists, string ensembles, orchestral brass players, jazz trumpeters and saxophonists, and countless audio engineers. These mischievous melodic mutts are essential to bringing The Thieves' indulgences to musical fruition live and in the studio. All in all, there are over 30 instruments on their debut album. The sound is occasionally lush and often covered in dust; it is a rustic exploration of the grand and the intimate through an American lens. The songs and arrangements came easy, but the recording process was like trying to take a whale for a walk—a slow, challenging, and ambitious undertaking. Recalling the recording process, DT says, "Music is a demanding mistress, and this album had me asking for mercy at some points." Sculpting the sound through a long process of trial, error, and trying again, the completed album is exactly what The Ludlow Thieves hoped it would be—an engaging, dynamic, experimental record with strong roots in the American songwriting tradition. Still, before even releasing their first album, their music has been featured in commercials and films, and they have been voted Artist of the Month by New York's premier independent music magazine, The Deli.

Hunts Point Children's Shakespeare Ensemble & the Shakespeare Society : Romeo and Juliet - New York Live Arts
May 20, 2017 - New York

PASSIONS RUN HOT in the modern metropolis of Verona, where two star-crossed lovers find each other in the midst of chaos, caught between their feuding families. This performance of William Shakespeare's most enduring romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, features performances from the talented and hard-working young actors of the Hunts Point Children's Shakespeare Ensemble. Come celebrate the talent and hard work of the fifty 4th, 5th, and 6th graders from the Bronx's Hunts Point Alliance for Children. They have spent the entire year, learning about and rehearsing a Shakespeare before performing it for their families, friends, and you!

Thinkers & Movers : Tiny Thoughts an Adult & Child Movement Class - New York Live Arts
May 20, 2017 - New York

Thinkers & Movers: Tiny Thoughts is Live Arts first movement class for the smallest artists! Explore elements of space with this movement class tailored to toddlers and their caregivers. Through a 45 minute class, an established artist instructor will work closely with these tiny thinkers. Your Thinkers and Movers will run, jump, spin and make shapes. Build a bridge to the future with your child, literally and figuratively!

Thinkers & Movers : Make - New York Live Arts
May 20, 2017 - New York

Screen-Free Zone A series of 3 class sessions to promote community building, critical thinking and physical engagement through the arts! Fueled by imagination, young artists command the space in Live Arts state-of-the art studio- a screen free zone! In MAKE, a weekly, two hour workshop, an established artist instructor will work closely with young artists to engage in the world of ideas.Through our work together, we will collaborate and build community, as we work toward a lifelong appreciation of movement-based arts and live gathering! Students will gain confidence as thinkers and movers, increasing their strength and range of motion while deepening their artistry through a study of improvisational and choreographic techniques. Classes 1 & 2: Thinkers and Movers will run, jump, spin and compose, concluding each session with a brand new piece of live art! At the end of class two, we will put on our dance critic hats, comparing & contrasting the impact of our new dance works. Class 3: We will rehearse our favorite work and invite friends & family for an informal showing and talk back.

Comedy Outliers: The Holiday Comedy Show (No Drink Min) - Comedy Outliers
May 20, 2017 - New York

COMEDY OUTLIERS: A Monthly Stand-Up Showcase Featured in the NY Comedy Festival, NY Times, Metro NY, AM NY and Timeout NY Saturday, May 20th 7pm Doors open at 6:30pm Sean's Bar and Kitchen (42 W. 48th Street) GET THERE EARLY FOR SEATS!!! $10 Advanced Cover $15 at the Door Featuring Comics who have appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CollegeHumor, Late Night with David Letterman, and much more: Greg Stone (America's Got Talent) Ricky Velez (Netflix) Dan Lamorte (Comedy Cellar) Sarah Tollemache (Late Night w/ Stephen Colbert) AND SOME SURPRISE GUESTS!!! FREE RAFFLES ** NO DRINK MIN ** PURE COMEDY Off of the B, D, F, E, 1, 2, 3, N, R, 6, 4 and 5 trains! Easy commute to start your Saturday night!

Mary Lorson (Madder Rose, Saint Low) - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 20, 2017 - New York

Mary Lorson has released ten studio albums to date, with the groups Madder Rose, Saint Low, the Soubrettes, and the Piano Creeps. Her songs and voice have appeared in over 30 films and television shows, including "The Sopranos" and "Alias". She has created live original music for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, the Cornell University dance department, poet Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, and author Bill Thomas. With Billy Coté, Lorson created the original score for HBO's What Remains: the Life and Art of Sally Mann. Lorson is the composer for Becky Lane's web-series The Chanticleer. She is also a dramatic writer, penning four feature screenplays and a musical performance memoir, Signals, which was performed in small theaters in NY and LA during 2015. Mary Lorson's 2016 plans include: original scores for the documentary RE: Thinking and a chapter of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake; a brand-new Madder Rose single; more Signals performances; and the June release Lorson's eleventh studio album, Themes From Whatever. http://www.marylorson.com.

Live Piano Karaoke with Leslie Goshko! - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 20, 2017 - New York

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshkohas been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker. Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway. http://sideshowgoshko.blogspot.com/

The StepCrew Presents an Extravaganza of Celtic Music, Song and Dance in Brooklyn May 20 - On Stage at Kingsborough at Kingsborough Community College
May 20, 2017 - Brooklyn,

Saturday May 20 at 8:00pm, Canada’s tour de force The StepCrew will take the audience on an adventure of dance, from the haunting beauty of Ireland to the spirited wilds of North America. The StepCrew is an extravaganza of Celtic music, song, and three styles of percussive dance: traditional Irish Step, Tap, and Ottawa Valley - a form known for fast, high-stepping, exuberant jigs and reels. Led by Cara Butler (The Chieftains’ leading Irish dancer) and the Pilatzke brothers (Canada’s most exciting Ottawa Valley Step dancers), this outstanding company includes Canadian champion fiddle players, the vocals of Scotland's award-winning Maeve Mackinnon, and touring members of famed Irish band, The Chieftains. Presented by On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College.

The Growlers - Terminal 5
May 20, 2017 - New York

Cult Records is proud to present City Club, the new long player from California scuzz rockers The Growlers. Produced by Cult label head (and frontman for The Strokes) Julian Casablancas in tandem with Grammy-winning engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer), the album is a massive step forward for the band, showcasing a richer sound and focused, anthemic songwriting. From the disco skronk of title track "City Club" to the William Onyeabor-inspired Afrogroove of "I'll Be Around," the record marks a twist on their Beach Goth sonics. It's still a swirl of reggae, punk, ragged country, and twangy psychedelia, but now with prominent synthesizers, danceable beats and some serious anthems. "Less surf, more synth," in the words of the band's guitarist and music director Matt Taylor.

Union Settlement Association Ethnic Festival 2017 - Union Settlement Association
May 20, 2017 - New York

It’s the Ethnic Festival’s 25th Anniversary! There will be an outdoor stage with a large variety of multi-cultural entertainment, over 50 independent, local vendors and exhibitors on the street, and other activities going on throughout the day for all age groups. Latin Jazz legend and ten-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri will be performing as the finale of the Festival’s all-day entertainment program. Activities include an art exhibit, crafts, basketball tournament, free blood pressure or diabetes testing with health education and counseling in English and Spanish, a wild animal zoo, pony rides, face painting and more.

Teen Action Committee - JCC Greenwich
Through May 21, 2017 - Greenwich

Teens doing good together. Teen-led activities and community service projects. For middle school and high school students. No applications to join. Just sign up.

Babies Who Brunch - McCarren Hotel & Pool
Through May 21, 2017 - Williamsburg

McCarren Hotel & Pool’s signature modern American restaurant and bar Oleanders has launched a new, weekly family-friendly brunch program. The restaurant’s Private Dining Room has been converted to a Playroom for the weekly brunches, with toys including art easels, bead mazes, foam puzzle mats, Disney Princess dolls and Marvel action available to keep little ones’ minds and hands active.

Kids n' Comedy Show! - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

All in the Family show! Families are the best/worst. Sometimes, you can't believe you're related to such awesome people. Other times, you think: why couldn't I have been an orphan? Harry Potter was an orphan, and he turned out just fine! Come hear NYC's best teenaged comedians complain about how embarrassing it is to have a family. Every month Kids ‘n Comedy presents a showcase of our best and brightest teenage stand-up grads at Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan. We won’t ask you to wear a tie. In fact, we hate ties. Nobody wearing a tie is allowed in. There, we’ve put our foot down. Come see the funniest young comedians in New York, and even get the chance to tell a joke yourself, live on stage. I mean, what else are you doing on a Sunday Also, if it’s your birthday, we’ll give you a shout out on stage, and do our best to make all of your friends really jealous. KIDS ‘N COMEDY is a great place to bring a birthday party (just make sure you give us 3 weeks notice.) Appropriate for ages: 9yrs – really, really old. $18 Cover + 1 item minimum per person Lunch menu is available and served during the show. All shows are on Sunday and start at 1pm KIDS ‘N COMEDY at Gotham Comedy Club presents original stand-up comedy shows written and performed by the funniest young people, aged 11-18, from the tri-state area and beyond. Offering classes and summer camps all throughout the year, Kids ‘N Comedy employs professional NYC comedians (who were pitifully unpopular in high school) to teach even the angstiest of teenagers how to channel their adolescent awkwardness into original and hilarious stand-up routines. Oddballs welcome

WEATHER OR NOT, THAT IS THE QUESTION - The Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 21, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Children's Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce Weather or Not, That is the Question, an exhibition about the power, mystery, and grandeur of weather and its impact on our environment. From early religious texts, to Farmers' Almanacs, weather tracking apps, and daily conversation, extreme weather has captivated human interest and conversation. We continue to be awed and intrigued by phenomenon such as record-breaking snowfall, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados and hurricanes. With the words "global warming" and "climate change" never far from the headlines, artists tie together the scientific and creative worlds in acts of beauty and activism. Aristotle reasoned that imitation forms the basis of art, and that art imitates nature—some works perhaps more literally than others. In Weather or Not, That is the Question, artists Kim Abeles, Matthew Albanese, Suzanne Anker, Blane De St. Croix, Sandy Gellis, Nathalie Miebach, Nnenna Okore, and Virginia Wagner explore art's ability to make environmentalism a priority and bring climate initiatives to the forefront of cultural conversations. Weather—we love to hate it, we love to complain about it, but we also love to love it.

Look + Listen Festival - Art Spaces Throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan
Through May 21, 2017 -

Weekend of New Music in Art Spaces Throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, May 18-21 Ione, yMusic, The Elizabeth Caroline Unit and Miranda Cuckson, May 18 at Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street Jason Treuting, So Percussion, Yarn/Wire, Jen Shyu and Nina C Young, May 19 at BRIC House Phyllis Chen, Craig Harris and The Saints And Aints Brass Choir, and Carman Moore's Skymusic Ensemble, curated by Terrance McKnight, May 21 with The Studio Museum in Harlem Each year, the Look + Listen Festival presents the best of new music in New York City art spaces in an effort to expand the audience for both art forms. The New Yorker has said, "This series…builds on the spirit of the postwar New York School by placing vibrant concerts of new music into forward-looking art galleries." Time Out NY has described Look + Listen as "an ambitious grassroots music and visual art series that grows more impressive with each passing year." This year's festival takes place May 18-21, bringing performances to contemporary art venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan: Hauser & Wirth in Chelsea, BRIC House in Fort Greene, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Showcasing solo works and chamber pieces, each concert will include a line-up of musicians, ensembles, and composers revealing the depth and breadth of 20th and 21st century new classical music. Due to the success of last year's festival,all events are once again free and open to public. The festival begins on Thursday, May 18 at 8pm at Hauser & Wirth New York (548 W. 22nd Street) with a program featuring acclaimed ensemble yMusic performing selections from their latest album, First, composed by Son Lux and produced by Thomas Bartlett. The Elizabeth Caroline Unit performs Darious Jones' "The Oversoul Manual," and Miranda Cuckson will perform selections from her repertoire. To begin the evening, the audience is lead in Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening meditation "The Heart Chant" by Deep Listening Institute's Artistic Director Ione. The festival continues on Friday, May 19 at 8pm at BRIC House (647 Fulton Street) with a program featuring So Percussion performing the New York premiere of Paul Lansky's "Springs," as well as Michael Gordon's "Timber," with Yarn/ Wire percussionists accompanying. Yarn/Wire takes the stage to perform Žibuokl? Martinaityte's Look + Listen sponsored commission, "Unique forms of continuity in space." Jen Shyu presents excerpts from her newest solo work, "Nine" (working title) to premiere at National Sawdust in June. Look + Listen's Composer's Competition winner, Nina C. Young's "Spero Lucern," will also be performed. To begin the evening, Jason Treuting leads the audience in a chant of Pauline Oliveros' "The Tuning Mediation." Look & Listen concludes on Sunday, May 21, 3pm at The Studio Museum in Harlem's specially commissioned public sculpture inHarlem: Kevin Beasley in Morningside Park (114th St and Morningside Dr), with an evening curated and hosted by Look + Listen Advisory Board member, WQXR's Terrance McKnight. The program features Craig Harris and The Saints and Aints Brass Choir performing selections along with Carman Moore's Skymusic Ensemble performing several of his own works, including the gospel themed "Think In An New Way." Phyllis Chen starts the afternoon by leading a chant of "The Tuning Meditation." Look & Listen is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, New Music USA's NYC New Music Impact Fund, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Amphion Foundation, BMI Foundation, Edward T. Cone Foundation, and the festival piano sponsor is Yamaha/Faust Harrison Pianos. About Look & Listen Founded in 2002, Look + Listen is an annual New York City festival presenting new music in art galleries. The goal is to expand audiences for both art forms. The festival showcases a mix of emerging and established musicians and a diverse range of 20th and 21st-century concert music. This includes commissions, premieres, the winning work from the yearly L+L Composers' Competition and pre-concert ambient music by members of the L+L Composers Collective. Concerts are hosted by prominent members of the industry who introduce and interview composers, visual artists and performers. These informal and informative Q&As explore the creative process and increase concert-goers' understanding and enjoyment of the arts. Look + Listen's Board of Directors includes Sean Carson, Phyllis Chen, Amanda Cooper (President), Suzanne Farrin, Amy Roberts Frawley, Olivia Georgia, David Gordon (Chair), Jessica Hadler (Vice President), Laurel Marx, Bill Seigmund, Valerie Soll (Treasurer), Emily Wong (Secretary), Sebastián Zubieta. The Director of Administration is Sara Heaton. Past Presidents are David Gordon (Founder) and Amy Roberts Frawley. www.lookandlisten.org About Hauser & Wirth Hauser & Wirth was founded in Switzerland by Iwan and Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser in 1992, and is now a global enterprise, with spaces in Zurich, London, Somerset, New York and Los Angeles. The gallery has built a reputation for its dedication to artists and support of visionary artistic projects worldwide and represents over 60 established and emerging artists, including Mark Bradford, Roni Horn, Paul McCarthy and Pipilotti Rist, and is responsible for major artist estates and foundations including The Louise Bourgeois Studio, the Arshile Gorky Estate, The Estate of Philip Guston and the Estate of David Smith. In addition to presenting a dynamic schedule of exhibitions, the gallery collaborates with renowned curators to present museum-quality surveys. Hauser & Wirth invests considerable resources in new scholarship, education, research and conservation, and produces noteworthy publications in partnership with leading art publishers. The New York gallery's current temporary home in Chelsea is a beautiful four-story masonry structure that hosted Dia Art Foundation's exhibition from 1987 to 2004. Alongside multiple exhibition spaces and the Roth Bar, the site houses Hauser & Wirth Publishers' first dedicated bookshop, offering an extensive collection of monographs, artists' books, historic exhibition catalogues, collections of artists' writings, and catalogues raisonnés. Under the continued direction of partner and vice president Marc Payot, across its Chelsea and 69th Street New York City locations Hauser & Wirth hosts an ambitious program of public exhibitions, projects, and events. Its program spotlights the work of some of the most respected and challenging artists of the day. www.hauserwirth.info About BRIC BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. The organization presents and incubates fresh work by artists and media-makers that reflects the diversity of New York. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. BRIC's main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces. Some of BRIC's most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, several path-breaking public access media initiatives, including the BRIC TV, and a renowned contemporary art exhibition series. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn. In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences. BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables BRIC to most effectively reflect New York City's innate cultural richness and diversity. Learn more at BRICartsmedia.org. www.BRICartsmedia.org About The Studio Museum in Harlem The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. The Studio Museum was founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists who envisioned a new kind of museum that not only displays artwork but also supports artists and arts education. The Artist-in-Residence program was one of the Museum's founding initiatives, and gives the Museum the "Studio" in its name. The Studio Museum's most recent initiative, inHarlem, is an expanded way of thinking about the Museum's relationship to the surrounding community. An exciting new chapter in the Museum's nearly fifty-year history, inHarlem is a set of projects designed to encompass a wide range of artistic ventures—from site-specific artists' projects to events in historic parks, libraries, schools and partner organizations in the Harlem neighborhood. inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd is the inaugural curatorial project from the Studio Museum. Four specially commissioned, site-specific sculptural works were created by the artists in Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Park, St. Nicholas Park and Jackie Robinson Park, respectfully. The artworks are on view to the public through July 25, 2017. www.studiomuseum.org

'The Little Mermaid' - Ritterhausen Theater
Through May 21, 2017 - Nyack

Stage Left Children's Theater presentation based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film. Stage Left Children's Theater was founded in 1999 by artistic director Ayn Lauren whose hope is to provide cultural inspiration and development for children ages 5-17 through the medium of theater. Executive Director Francesca H. Lopez.

The Manhattan Transfer - Blue Note
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

Lifestyle Saturdays - Stage 48
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

Quiet Clubbing VIP Rooftop Party - Stage 48
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

Harlem EatUp! Festival - Around Harlem
Through May 21, 2017 -

The third annual Harlem EatUp! festival, taking place in Harlem, New York celebrates the food, culture and spirit of Harlem from Thursday, May 18 through Sunday, May 21, 2017. This highly anticipated weekend festival represents the spirit of Harlem while paying homage to its roots. Founded by award-winning chef and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz, President of the event marketing firm, Karlitz & Company, Harlem EatUp! is committed to highlighting the distinct culinary experiences, music, history, culture and art of Harlem. A variety of events, both free and ticketed, will be held throughout the weekend.

Bill Charlap Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

One of the world's premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with modern masters ranging from Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis, to Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the GRAMMY® Award-nominated Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as a leading group in jazz. Veterans of top jazz clubs including the Village Vanguard, Birdland, and – of course – Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, this trio is exemplary for its jaw-dropping level of chemistry and on-the-fly interactivity, made possible by both technical chops and hard-earned experience.

World War II Encampment Re-Enactment - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Through May 21, 2017 - Old Bethpage

War re-enactments are a regular attraction at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. OBVR pulls out all the stops. See weapons, armored vehicles, speak to living historians, and watch tactical demonstrations. Enjoy children's activities also.

Make It: Molding and Casting - New York Hall of Science
Through May 21, 2017 - Corona

This workshop gets three thumbs up, literally! Participants will learn about the art of molding and casting while they make exact replicas of their most important digit, their thumb. Then turn those plaster thumbs into thumb thumb tacks, and experiment with hot glue casting as well.

The Spring Fling: Rebound - IRT Theater
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

Back for YEAR SEVEN, the critically acclaimed, award-winning collection of world-premiere plays returns with seven, brand new, commissioned selections! This year, a fresh batch of lauded playwrights riff on the theme of "Rebound." F*It Club presents as part of IRT Theater's 3B Development Series The Spring Fling: Rebound Running May 11-21, 2017 Wed-Sat @ 8pm*, Sun 2pm *Special pay-what-you-can performance on Wed May 17 @ 8pm IRT Theater / 154 Christopher St, 3rd Fl / NYC 10014 Tickets $18 and available in advance on Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2905692 World-Premiere Plays by Ngozichukwuka Anyanwu, Liza Birkenmeier, Lucy Boyle, Ryan King, Dan Moyer, Matthew Paul Olmos, & Leah Nanako Winkler Directed by Saheem Ali, Sash Bischoff, Jess Beckley-Chayes, John Giampietro, Anne Cecelia Haney, Candis C. Jones, & Annie Tippe Featuring Megan Branch, Michael Braun*, Jimmie JJ Jeter*, Mara Kassin*, James Kennedy, Emma Kikue, Vasthy Mompoint*, Allyson Morgan*, Jay Patterson*, José Joaquín Pérez*, Jenni Putney*, Joshua David Robinson*, & Erin Wilhelmi*

The Spring Fling: Rebound - IRT Theater
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

Back for YEAR SEVEN, the critically acclaimed, award-winning collection of world-premiere plays returns with seven, brand new, commissioned selections! This year, a fresh batch of lauded playwrights riff on the theme of "Rebound." F*It Club presents as part of IRT Theater's 3B Development Series The Spring Fling: Rebound Running May 11-21, 2017 Wed-Sat @ 8pm*, Sun 2pm *Special pay-what-you-can performance on Wed May 17 @ 8pm IRT Theater / 154 Christopher St, 3rd Fl / NYC 10014 Tickets $18 and available in advance on Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2905692 World-Premiere Plays by Ngozichukwuka Anyanwu, Liza Birkenmeier, Lucy Boyle, Ryan King, Dan Moyer, Matthew Paul Olmos, & Leah Nanako Winkler Directed by Saheem Ali, Sash Bischoff, Jess Beckley-Chayes, John Giampietro, Anne Cecelia Haney, Candis C. Jones, & Annie Tippe Featuring Megan Branch, Michael Braun*, Jimmie JJ Jeter*, Mara Kassin*, James Kennedy, Emma Kikue, Vasthy Mompoint*, Allyson Morgan*, Jay Patterson*, José Joaquín Pérez*, Jenni Putney*, Joshua David Robinson*, & Erin Wilhelmi*

The Spring Fling: Anniversary - IRT Theater
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

Back for YEAR SEVEN, the critically acclaimed, award-winning collection of world-premiere plays returns with seven, brand new, commissioned selections! This year, a fresh batch of lauded playwrights riff on the theme of "Rebound." F*It Club presents as part of IRT Theater's 3B Development Series The Spring Fling: Rebound Running May 11-21, 2017 Wed-Sat @ 8pm*, Sun 2pm *Special pay-what-you-can performance on Wed May 17 @ 8pm IRT Theater / 154 Christopher St, 3rd Fl / NYC 10014 Tickets $18 and available in advance on Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2905692 World-Premiere Plays by Ngozichukwuka Anyanwu, Liza Birkenmeier, Lucy Boyle, Ryan King, Dan Moyer, Matthew Paul Olmos, & Leah Nanako Winkler Directed by Saheem Ali, Sash Bischoff, Jess Beckley-Chayes, John Giampietro, Anne Cecelia Haney, Candis C. Jones, & Annie Tippe Featuring Megan Branch, Michael Braun*, Jimmie JJ Jeter*, Mara Kassin*, James Kennedy, Emma Kikue, Vasthy Mompoint*, Allyson Morgan*, Jay Patterson*, José Joaquín Pérez*, Jenni Putney*, Joshua David Robinson*, & Erin Wilhelmi*

The Spring Fling: Anniversary - IRT Theater
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

Back for YEAR SEVEN, the critically acclaimed, award-winning collection of world-premiere plays returns with seven, brand new, commissioned selections! This year, a fresh batch of lauded playwrights riff on the theme of "Rebound." F*It Club presents as part of IRT Theater's 3B Development Series The Spring Fling: Rebound Running May 11-21, 2017 Wed-Sat @ 8pm*, Sun 2pm *Special pay-what-you-can performance on Wed May 17 @ 8pm IRT Theater / 154 Christopher St, 3rd Fl / NYC 10014 Tickets $18 and available in advance on Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2905692 World-Premiere Plays by Ngozichukwuka Anyanwu, Liza Birkenmeier, Lucy Boyle, Ryan King, Dan Moyer, Matthew Paul Olmos, & Leah Nanako Winkler Directed by Saheem Ali, Sash Bischoff, Jess Beckley-Chayes, John Giampietro, Anne Cecelia Haney, Candis C. Jones, & Annie Tippe Featuring Megan Branch, Michael Braun*, Jimmie JJ Jeter*, Mara Kassin*, James Kennedy, Emma Kikue, Vasthy Mompoint*, Allyson Morgan*, Jay Patterson*, José Joaquín Pérez*, Jenni Putney*, Joshua David Robinson*, & Erin Wilhelmi*

Five Points Festival: Designer Toys, Comic Art, and NYC's Best Craft Breweries and Food Trucks - Pier 36
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

The Five Points Festival, a designer toy and comic convention, lands on Pier 36 in Manhattan's Lower East Side this spring, featuring a dynamic lineup of counterculture artists and artisans from around the world. The inaugural event is a celebration of comic artists and writers, toy designers and customizers (with an extensive Neo-Kaiju and Sofubi section), original street art, and gourmet food trucks and craft beer presented by Clutter Magazine and Midtown Comics and sponsored by Playcrafting. Enthusiasts familiar with art toys will have the chance to meet some of the world's most iconic artists and brands like Huck Gee, Kidrobot, James Groman, Jason Freeny, Ron English of Popaganda, Simone Legno of Tokidoki, Super7, Tara McPherson, and Mighty Jaxx on the show floor, where they will be featured alongside artists from the U.S., Japan, Germany, Korea, the U.K. and elsewhere, some showcasing in NYC for the first time, and all with unique, original pieces for sale. The festival's 'Artist Alley' will be an intimate, curated showcase of some of the most notable comic and toy art from mainstream and independent creators across the world's emerging pop art scene – with participants including Annie Wu, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Cliff Chiang, Khary Randolph, Magdalene Visaggio, and Sean Gordon Murphy. Anyone who has attended mainstream art shows or comic cons will find something completely unique at Five Points – a gathering of visual innovators, rebels, creators and the misfits who are driving the future of commercial, counterculture art. Tickets to Five Points also include access to a gathering of some of NYC's most outstanding craft breweries and food trucks serving during all regular Festival hours. VIP Ticket holders will also have early access privileges each day of Five Points, as well as entry to the 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards presented by Lagunitas on Friday night, the world's premier accolade for toy artists, and an all-around excellent party. Designer Toy Awards Friday, May 19, 7pm - 10pm Webster Hall 125 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 Five Points Festival Saturday, May 20; 11am – 8pm Sunday, May 21; 11am – 5pm Pier 36 299 South Street New York, NY 10002

Fleece Festival - Prospect Park Zoo
Through May 21, 2017 - Flatbush

After a long winter, the sheep are ready to get their thick, wooly coats sheared. Shearing expert Don Kading will explain the process and answer visitor questions before giving the sheep their annual haircut. On Sunday only from 1-4pm, join the parade from the zoo's barn to Prospect Park's Lefferts Historic House as the newly shorn fleece is transported to the farmhouse where visitors can learn the old fashioned way that wool is processed into yarn.

Tenth Avenue International Food Festival - Ninth Avenue
Through May 21, 2017 - Midtown

For one weekend only, 15 blocks of Ninth Avenue will be closed off for this culinary festival. Experience the delightful taste of various cuisines from different countries like Poland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Japan, Thailand, and many others. There will also be games and fun activities for kids and live stage performances.

REGINA OPERA COMPANY PRESENTS L'ELISIR D'AMORE - Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Through May 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

A shy bumpkin – a rich girl – a swaggering soldier – a quack doctor – a love potion. All these add up to sparkling comedy in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love), which caps Regina Opera's 2016-17 season. Nemorino is desperately in love with Adina, but she barely knows he exists. When Sergeant Belcore begins to court her, Nemorino takes the plunge and declares his love. But Adina isn't inclined to love anyone. Dr. Dulcamara arrives on the scene with his patent nostrums and sells Nemorino an "elixir of love." Come see Regina Opera's production for what happens next, and hear the great music that has made this opera an audience favorite for nearly two centuries, including the poignant aria "Una furtiva lagrima."

AdHoc Presents... MUMDANCE, MR. MITCH, SHY EYEZ - Sunnyvale
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

******Mumdance U.K. producer Mumdance, aka Jack Adams, has navigated his way through an eclectic batch of genres from the beginning of his musical career, taking in everything from grime to kuduro. Growing up in rural Sussex on a diet of '90s hardcore, jungle, garage, and early-'90s guitar music, Adams had originally started out as a club promoter with fellow DJs and producers High Rankin and L-Vis 1990 -- who had all attended the same school -- with their drum'n'bass night Fallout in neighboring Brighton. A stint with Vice magazine as their events manager saw Adams promoting various events, and also heralded the arrival of his Mumdance guise. ******Mr. Mitch As the founder of fast rising record label Gobstopper Records and co-founder of club-night, now also record label Boxed, he's a curator and auteur at the forefront of forward thinking instrumental grime, ambient and experimental electronic music. He's currently signed to Planet Mu as a solo artist working on the follow up to his critically acclaimed debut LP 'Parallel Memories'. As a producer/co-writer he has worked with grime stalwarts Skepta, P-Money and more recently with r&b/electronic star Katy B. He is fast becoming a go-to producer/writer outside of the instrumental grime sphere. ******Shy Eyez A DJ with a passion for bass of varying tempos and styles, Shy Eyez was born in the Netherlands and spent the majority of her childhood in Holland before moving to Nashville, Tennessee. In September 2014, Shy Eyez was given a weekly Monday happy hour gig at Bossa Nova Civic Club. "I got really lucky," she says. From only having stepped foot inside the club once (to see Henning Baer), she suddenly found herself spending quite some time in the booth. She still has her biweekly happy hours at Bossa, and most recently ventured into booking dnb/bass/breaks/non-4-2-the-floor-techno talent for her party series, BreakZ. Notable recent gigs include Discwoman, Confused House and GROOVY GROOVY, and she's appeared on both the Lot Radio and WNYU several times. Her sets lean heavily towards U.K. bass music, influenced largely by the Bristol music scene.

Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair - Hallockville Museum Farm
Through May 21, 2017 - Riverhead

The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair is the largest gathering of it's kind on Long Island. Two days filled with on-going demonstrations and activities including: sheep herding, sheep and llama shearing, livestock and animal displays, spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, needle arts, quilting, basketweaving, crocheting, historic tours, exhibits, and shopping. Rain or shine.

The 9th Avenue International Food Festival - Ninth Avenue
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

WELCOME TO THE NINTH AVENUE ASSOCIATION. We offer a variety of events and promotions related to the Merchants of Ninth Avenue and Hell's Kitchen in New York City. We are always updating our website and social media so check in for updates. If you have any questions about us or any of our events or merchants please contact us directly. Sponsorship Information If you would like to become a sponsor of any events or work with us directly, contact the office or e-mail us. Corporate Participation Please contact us directly for participation and pricing. Entertainers If you would like to be considered for performing at our festival or one of our events, please e-mail us an electronic press kit (EPK). Rain or Shine!!? 9th Ave. Food Festival NYC Saturday May 20, 2017 and Sunday May 21, 2017 Ninth Avenue between 42nd and 57th Street 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World - NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank
Through May 21, 2017 - Uniondale

Prepare to blast off on a cosmic family adventure unlike any other. Join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil in a journey so thrilling it could only be brought to you by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ®. Be the first to climb aboard and take the helm as a circus star seeker!

The Miracle Worker - Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Through May 21, 2017 - Flushing

The Miracle Worker will come to a New York City stage when Queens Theatre features the William Gibson work in an original production. Directed by Brant Russell and starring Ayla Schwartz as Helen Keller and Betsy Hogg as Anne Sullivan, the play will be performed from May 12 to 21. In its 1959 Broadway debut, The Miracle Worker starred Elmhurst, Queens native Patty Duke as Keller, who lived in a prison of silence and darkness until her parents found Anne Sullivan, played by Anne Bancroft. (The two also starred together in the 1962 film.) Sullivan, the dedicated teacher, helped Keller achieve great heights, despite significant obstacles. As written by Gibson, the play portrays Sullivan as she struggles to reach Helen while confronting the difficulties in Helen's family: a domineering father, a heartbroken mother and a resentful son. "The Miracle Worker is the true story of two inspirational figures," said Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director of Queens Theatre. "It is about the power of motivation and our will to connect with other people. We know our audiences will be moved by this production." Betsy Hogg (rhymes with vogue) started acting at the age of nine in Bye Bye Birdie and moved on to the National Tour of Show Boat, with Len Cariou, Cloris Leachman, and Stephen Bogardus. After roles on Broadway, film and television she graduated from Northwestern University and recently resumed her acting career. Ayla Schwartz, a fourth-grade student from New Jersey's Watchung Elementary School has performed Off-Broadway in Madeline's Christmas. She has also acted in local productions, including School of Rock and How to Eat Like a Child. Keller was born without disability, but was left both deaf and blind by an illness (believed to be meningitis or scarlet fever) at 19 months old. She became an author and political activist who was the first completely sight and hearing impaired person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. Throughout her adult life, Keller campaigned for women's suffrage and workers' rights, among other causes. Queens Theatre is supported by Season Sponsors Bank of America, Con Edison, Delta Air Lines, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

'Grug and the Rainbow' - The New Victory Theater
Through May 21, 2017 - Theater District

Grug is an iconic picture book character from Australia, brought to life in this new production. Grug enlists the help of his friends Cara the carpet snake and Snoot the echidna on a quest to capture a rainbow that he can call his very own. Grub is brought to life with puppets and this production is geared towards ages 3-5 year olds.

'Old Turtle and the Broken Truth' - Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
Through May 21, 2017 - Midtown West

An immersive, musical adventure from a new, educational children's theater company. In this story a truth falls like a star from the sky and breaks into two pieces. When the villagers discover only half of the truth, it causes so many problems that Little One, a brave young girl, decides to search for the missing half. With the help of Old Turtle, and many animal friends, Little One is able to mend the broken truth and make it whole again. For ages 6 and older. Rebel Playhouse will host a 45-minute donation-based workshop for children after each Sunday matinee. Participants will work with the actors to play theater games and explore themes from the show.

The Little Mermaid - Ritterhausen Theater
Through May 21, 2017 - Nyack

Stage Left Children's Theater is proud to present "Disney’s The Little Mermaid”. Eight performances over 2 weekends May 12th - May 21st. Tickets available at www.stageleftct.org (Click on Little Mermaid logo on left side bar)

New Opera NYC presents Golden Cockerel - The Loreto Theater at The Sheen Center
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

New Opera NYC presents a new production of Golden Cockerel May 18-21, 2017 New Opera NYC presents a new production of Golden Cockerel by N. Rimsky-Korsakov from May 18-21, 2017 at the Loreto Theater, Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, NYC. Performances: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $25-89 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/968614?_ga=1.66758126.1701897094.1490622185. The fifteenth and last opera written by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Golden Cockerel is based on a faux fairytale by a great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and set to a libretto by Vladimir Belsky. The piece is a cornerstone of the Russian opera heritage; it has enjoyed international success ever since it premiered in 1909, but it has not been seen in NYC in decades. This is the first-ever production in New York City to be performed in the original Russian.   New Opera NYC's production features distinguished bass of Bolshoi Theater  Mikhail Svetlov as King Dodon, one of his signature roles, and Russian soprano Julia Lima and Alexandra Batsios as Queen of Shemakha, and Ksenia Berestovskaya, Michael Celentano, Bonnie Frauenthal, Dmitry Gishpling-Chernov, Daniel Kamalic, Isaiah Trofimenko, John Villemaire,and Kevin Wetzel.  Performed in Russian with English supertitles.   Production:  Igor Konyukhov; Conductor: J. David Jackson; Costume Design by Olga Maslova; Set and Props Design by Zachary M. Crane; Lighting Design by Greg Mitchell. About New Opera NYC Founder Igor Konyukhov Igor Konyukhov, founder of New Opera NYC is a Russian born director and choreographer based in the U.S. Mr. Konyukhov started out as a physicist earning his Master of Science degree from Moscow State University, Russia. He continued his education at the University of Connecticut studying for a PhD in Nuclear Physics. His passion for theater led him to directing and choreography. He moved to NYC where he earned his MFA at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2012, Mr. Konyukhov debuted as a stage director presenting Baroque opera Armida at the Orensanz Foundation in New York City, Academy of Music Northampton and MMAC in NYC. Mr. Konyukhov also directed the world premiere of the opera Shulamit for the JCC Manhattan. Konyukhov's production of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta was premiered in 2014 at the El Museo del Barrio and was presented in San Francisco in 2016 at the Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center. In 2015, Konyukhov staged Schumann's Spanische Liebeslieder and Liebeslieder Waltzer by J. Brahms in an innovative production Salon 4. He also staged Boris Godunov in 2016 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. His theater credits include two productions of M. Lermontov's Demon at St. Marks Theater, NYC in 2016. This performance is part of the second annual New York Opera Fest, a two-month celebration of New York's vibrant and varied opera community throughout May and June, 2017, with over 20 companies putting on more than 30 events in venues around the city. The Opera Fest is organized by the New York Opera Alliance, in partnership with OPERA America, the national service organization for opera. For more information and a full listing, visit: http://nyoperafest.com/. New Opera NYC (NONYC) was founded in 2012 by Igor Konyukhov. Over the years the company  with the support of our audience and donors established itself in New York opera scene. Starting as a small initiative presenting chamber size productions, in the past years NONYC has developed immensely presenting a large scale classical opera productions collaborating with internationally renowned singers, conductors and designers with review in New York Times, Opera News Magazine and many other art covering media. New Opera NYC adopts an innovative performance strategy and relies on the unexpected and challenging projects. In the past years we have performed in many venues such as  Theater at El Museo Del Barrio, JCC Manhattan, Fort Mason Center for Arts in San Francisco, Sheen Center, Angel Orensanz Foundation, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center and Academy of Music in Northampton.    In 2016 NONYC has presented a critically acclaimed production of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov at the Mason Center in San Francisco. In 2017-18 NONYC will workshop and present a new opera Black Square, commissioned from the internationally acclaimed composer Ilya Demutsky   Located in the NoHo/East Village section of downtown New York on historic Bleecker Street, the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is a vibrant new arts organization that presents over 75 events a year specializing in theatre, music, film, and talks. A project of the Archdiocese of New York, the Sheen Center complex encompasses the 270-seat Loreto Mainstage theatre, a 90-seat Black Box Theatre, four rehearsal studios, and an Art Gallery.

Windsocks! - Maritime Explorium
Through May 21, 2017 - Port Jefferson

Design and create your own windsock and test them off the outdoor deck.

Sacred Sites Open House Weekend - Various Locations Citywide
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

The Landmarks Conservancy’s annual events features religious institutions throughout New York as they open their doors to the public. Visitors are offered a glimpse inside many of the City's remarkable churches and synagogues and an opportunity to view the artistic treasures of many faiths, styles, and periods. Over 40 sites in New York City and over 120 statewide will participate in the weekend. Congregations will also showcase the cultural and social service programs they provide the wider community with special tours, concerts, food fairs and other events.

The Miracle Worker - Queens Theatre
Through May 21, 2017 - Corona,

The Miracle Worker will come to a New York City stage when Queens Theatre features the William Gibson work in an original production. Directed by Brant Russell and starring Alya Schwartz as Helen Keller and Betsy Hogg as Anne Sullivan, the play will be performed from May 12 to 21. In its 1959 Broadway debut, The Miracle Worker starred Elmhurst, Queens native Patty Duke as Keller, who lived in a prison of silence and darkness until her parents found Anne Sullivan, played by Anne Bancroft. (The two also starred together in the 1962 film.) Sullivan, the dedicated teacher, helped Keller achieve great heights, despite significant obstacles. As written by Gibson, the play portrays Sullivan as she struggles to reach Helen while confronting the difficulties in Helen's family: a domineering father, a heartbroken mother and a resentful son. “The Miracle Worker is the true story of two inspirational figures," said Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director of Queens Theatre. "It is about the power of motivation and our will to connect with other people. We know our audiences will be moved by this production.”

Weekends at The Leopard at des Artistes - The Leopard At Des Artistes
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

The Leopard at des Artistes plays host to weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday, offering guests a wide range of dishes from both the full a la carte and Italian-themed brunch menus. And every Saturday, from 11:30am-3:00pm, guests can enjoy live Jazz and Bossa Nova, while sipping on prosecco and dining on Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo’s acclaimed southern Italian dishes. The Leopard’s brunch menu features a delectable menu of authentic southern Italian fare, including such dishes as the Uova all’Arrabbiata - poached organic eggs with spicy tomato sauce and bread croutons, served in a skillet, and Des Artistes eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce served with prosciutto San Daniele and herb roasted potatoes. The Leopard at des Artistes will be offering music by guitarist Diego Porchile every other Saturday, and on alternating Saturdays, the Koby Hayon Duo. Performer Diego Porchile will alternate between performing solo, and performing as a duo, with an upright bassist. His warm, mellow Brazilian sound is the perfect accompaniment to a long, relaxing brunch in one of the city’s most beautiful rooms. On alternating Saturdays, the Koby Hayon Duo will perform a wide range of Jazz standards and Bossa Nova. The duo features Koby Hayon on guitar and Chris Conte playing upright bass. The Leopard At Des Artistes 1 West 67th St, New York, NY 10023 www.theleopardnyc.com

Ballet Academy East Spring Performance - Gerald W. Lynch Theater
Through May 21, 2017 - Upper West Side

This performance will feature a Balanchine classic, a world premiere and two revivals. The talented students of the BAE Pre-Professional Division will present George Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations staged by artistic director, Darla Hoover, a world premiere by Jenna Lavin, Alan Hineline’s Re: Dvorak, and Lavin’s Wolf-Ferrari Suite. A special family matinee performance on Saturday, May 20th at 2pm, includes the full program plus an array of family activities during intermission. Recommended for ages 4 and older.

Cagebirds - Producer's Club
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

New theatre company, THML Theatre Co., presents Cagebirds, a play by David Campton at the Producer’s Club’s Sonnet Theatre. This production makes its debut on May 18th at 7pm and runs till May 21st. This inaugural play for the company stars a talented and diverse cast with strong female characters prominently featured. Cagebirds encompasses themes of oppression and behavior modification, as well as the individual vs society, and how corrupt and manipulative leadership undermines everyone’s integrity – issues that are relevant to our present-day political climate. These themes will be tackled and presented through the stories of marginalized women of all backgrounds, and as the characters find the will to empower themselves, the audience will feel compelled and driven to do the same! THML Theatre Company has partnered with several organizations for this production and will be donating 15% of all ticket sales to the following nonprofits: The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA), Let My People Go, The Arab American Association of New York, and the New York Anti-Violence Project. This is a story that will no doubt impact the community we serve here in New York City. You can purchase tickets for Cagebirds through Brown Paper Tickets at: http://cagebirdsnyc.bpt.me Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CagebirdsNYC Instagram - @cagebirdsnyc Twitter - @THMLTheatreCo

Stick Painitng: Wilderness Camp - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 21, 2017 - Crown Heights

Nature offers opportunities for creativity! Dress up walking sticks by adding a little paint, yarn and other decorations made from everyday materials.

Water By the Spoonful - The Producers Theaters & Club
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

In a far corner of the internet, moderator Haikumom (aka Odessa Ortiz) leads a chat room for recovering drug addicts, From behind their screens, these individuals who might never encounter each other in real life -- a student, an IRS-pusher, and a financier-- forge a bond as strong as blood. Off the computer, however, in a Puerto Rican neighborhood in North Philly, Odessa Ortizs real-life family is falling apart. Her son, Elliot, has returned from Iraq both physically and emotionally broken. Her niece, Yaz, is unable to reconcile her identity as a North Philly girl from the barrio with her upper-crust, intellectual lifestyle. Her sister, who was the mother that Odessa could never be, is dying of cancer. Inventive and timely, Quiara Alegria Hudes Pulitzer Prize-winning Water By the Spoonful is a powerful, compassionate look at the meaning of family, and the burdens we must carry to protect it.

Fifth Annual Queens Writes Weekend - Borough of Queens
Through May 21, 2017 - Queens

The fifth annual Queens Writes Weekend, presented by Newtown Literary Alliance, will be held on May 19-21 at various locations around the borough of Queens where participants are inspired to come write for a few hours in a community setting. Prompts will be given to inspire your writing and every Queens Writes Weekend site has a different theme. Whether you’re a first-time writer or have been writing for years, this event is for you! Visit https://www.newtownliterary.org/qww17 for more information and the full schedule of events.

Bill Charlap Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

With pianist Bill Charlap, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kenny Washington "Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved...when he sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession. The tune rises, falls, disappears, and resurfaces in new forms as Charlap ranges over the keyboard with nimble, crisply swinging lines, subtly layered textures, dense chords, and spiky interjections." TIME Magazine One of the world's premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with modern masters ranging from Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis, to Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the GRAMMY® Award-nominated Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as a leading group in jazz. Veterans of top jazz clubs including the Village Vanguard, Birdland, and – of course – Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, this trio is exemplary for its jaw-dropping level of chemistry and on-the-fly interactivity, made possible by both technical chops and hard-earned experience.

Bill Charlap Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

With pianist Bill Charlap, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kenny Washington "Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved...when he sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession. The tune rises, falls, disappears, and resurfaces in new forms as Charlap ranges over the keyboard with nimble, crisply swinging lines, subtly layered textures, dense chords, and spiky interjections." TIME Magazine One of the world's premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with modern masters ranging from Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis, to Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the GRAMMY® Award-nominated Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as a leading group in jazz. Veterans of top jazz clubs including the Village Vanguard, Birdland, and – of course – Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, this trio is exemplary for its jaw-dropping level of chemistry and on-the-fly interactivity, made possible by both technical chops and hard-earned experience.

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS OUT OF THIS WORLD - NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank
Through May 21, 2017 - Uniondale

Due to a change in tour routing, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™ will be performing at NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, from May 12-21. Prepare to blast off on a cosmic family adventure unlike any other. Join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil in a journey so thrilling it could only be brought to you by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ®. Be the first to climb aboard and take the helm as a circus star seeker!

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS OUT OF THIS WORLD - NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank
Through May 21, 2017 - Uniondale

Due to a change in tour routing, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™ will be performing at NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, from May 12-21. Prepare to blast off on a cosmic family adventure unlike any other. Join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil in a journey so thrilling it could only be brought to you by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ®. Be the first to climb aboard and take the helm as a circus star seeker!

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS OUT OF THIS WORLD - NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank
Through May 21, 2017 - Uniondale

Due to a change in tour routing, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™ will be performing at NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, from May 12-21. Prepare to blast off on a cosmic family adventure unlike any other. Join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil in a journey so thrilling it could only be brought to you by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ®. Be the first to climb aboard and take the helm as a circus star seeker!

Broadway Mall Carnival - Broadway Mall
Through May 21, 2017 - Hicksville

This family-friendly event brings 11 days of midway entertainment to Nassau County with favorite fair food, games and rides for all ages, from fun kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides. Admission and parking are free. Unlimited ride wristbands are $25 Monday - Thursday and $30 Friday - Sunday. Ride tickets are also available onsite for $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides take 3 or more tickets each. Visit the website for $5 off ride wristbands and other coupon savings.

Alter/Altar 5-Week Poetry Workshop W/Lynne Desilva-Johnson - Bowery Poetry Club
Through May 21, 2017 - Bowery

For this workshop we will shred, table, excise, burn, and deconstruct the boundaries of poetics, both considering and creating works that challenge the genre. Can a hybrid documentation — that which invites in / explores historical and quotidian context, ephemera, detritus, found language, list making, and letters — alongside and in conversation with poetics — be a powerful, political, act of radical self-and-community archive-building? Can it be an act of healing? YES. Here is a small window into the vast resources of explorations with text coming from outside an academic / "writing" based relationship with the medium, rather, approaching text as one of many tools in an arsenal of exploration, documentation, and challenge. We will engage with work that resists categorization, exploring these interstices, and create our own short zine-style hybrid chapbooks. Inspiration for this workshop includes: Adrian Piper, Glenn Ligon, Teresa Kak Kyung Cha, Bhanu Kapil, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Michael Taussig, Brenda Coultas, Frida Kahlo, Clarice Lispector, Anais Nin, Penny Arcade, Judy Chicago, Jess, Susan Sontag, Martha Rosler, Tristan Tzara, Leslie Scalapino, Philip Whalen, Djuna Barnes, Mina Loy, Diane Di Prima, John Cage, Brian Gyson, Sun Ra, Hakim Bey, Gabriel Pomerand, and many more. Lynne DeSilva-Johnson is an interdisciplinary creator, curator, educator, and facilitator working in performance, exhibition, and publication in conversation with new media. She is a Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute, and previously taught at CUNY for over a decade. Lynne is the founder and Managing Editor of The Operating System, and serves as Libraries Editor at Boog City. Her books include GROUND, blood atlas, and Overview Effect, and she is co-author of A GUN SHOW with Adam Sliwinsk/S? Percussion, as well as co-editor of the anthologies RESIST MUCH, OBEY LITTLE: Poems for the Resistance, and In Corpore Sano: Creative Practice and the Challenged Body, both forthcoming in 2017. She publishes and performs widely, and lives in Brooklyn NY.

ID Pop Shop - Chelsea Market
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

ID POP SHOP, the independent designer pop-up shop at Chelsea Market is returning this May 15-21 with beautiful design and art from local independent designers. Founded in 2011, ID Pop Shop has become a shopping destination for fans of locally made, style-defining jewelry, apparel, accessories, skincare, and art. Shop 25+ New York City designers under one roof in Chelsea Market's big event space across from Amy's Bread.

Soaking WET Dance Series - West End Theater
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

The Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, will present 2 performances daily, 2 different programs, at the intimate West End Theater. Program A (Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7 PM & Sun at 2 PM) will feature Ellen Cornfield and Cornfield Dance; Program B (Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8:30 PM and Sun at 4 PM) will be shared by Boink!, Boston-based Lorraine Chapman & Bronwen MacArthur, Ben Munisteri, and Deirdre Towers.

Gallery of Yes Affordable Art Show - Cyber Sx
Through May 21, 2017 -

Get intimate with us. Turn on. Hook in. Hook up. We are a tech obsessed species looking for human contact in a world of screens. On this night, we challenge you to power off and plug into a real sensual connection. We have programmed a night filled with sexual and technological advancements and experimentation. Explore nerves and neurons, wires and flesh. Humans. Machines. Hybrids and Kink. Skin on Metal. Electricity and Experiences. Tech Fetish. Lust in Space. Y2K for your soul. This party is Rated R... not X. You know what we mean. ::::: Featuring ::::: Playspaces and Pixels Live Feed Video Art Exhibitionism Cyborg Strip Club Installations, Secret Rooms, Seduction and Sensual bliss. Cuddle puddles & Charging Stations Deep Tissue Sybian Massage Ties & Wires Leather, Metal, Latex and Vinyl Sounds of love and lust and robots ::::: COSTUMES :::: Cyber looks are mandatory for this event! cyborg, sexbot, tech fetish, e-kink, silver, latex, LEDs Please see here for inspiration: http://bit.ly/2osEGDr :::: CONSENT ::::: Although tempting, do NOT grab, touch or spank your fellow cyborgs without asking and getting their enthusiastic YES! Its called consent and we're really into it at House of Yes. ALWAYS ask before touching someone, and don't assume consent for one activity automatically means consent for all others. State your boundaries. If someone makes you uncomfortable, for ANY reason, then you should let them know. That includes touching without asking, saying something that offends you, or even just looking at you in a way you don't like. Be nice, be graceful, but be firm. 21+ | No Re-Entry ::::::: Community and Accessibility ::::::: This is a space for everyone to feel welcome and loved. Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia will not be tolerated at our House. All entrances and spaces within the venue are single-level and handicap accessible. There are stairs leading to the upper portions of the stage, for those who wish to dance in the spotlight. Gender neutral bathrooms are easily located in the main room.

Tale of the Frog Prince - Theater 294
Through May 21, 2017 - East Farmingdale

Frog Prince is lonely, bored and unhappy as a frog. He secretly yearns to be the human he once was before being put under a spell. The only way to break the spell is to be kissed by a lovely maiden. But who wants to kiss a larger than life frog who ribits all the time? Watch how this lovable frog finally gets the kiss of his dreams in this charming and delightful audience participation play for the young and young at heart.

Eduardo Anievas Open Studio - Eduardo Anievas Studio
Through May 21, 2017 - Long Island City

Painter Eduardo Anievas hosts a two-day open studio event on Saturday, May 20th from 12-8pm and Sunday, May 21st from 12-6pm, as part of the LIC Arts Open Festival. Anievas will display fifty paintings including his new series of flamenco dancers in a friendly, informal atmosphere with homemade sangria on the house. Eduardo’s paintings explore gesture and geometry with bold colors in varied palettes. Eduardo Anievas Studio is located in the heart of Long Island City at 10-15 48th Avenue between Vernon Blvd and 11th Street, just one stop from Manhattan on the 7, E, and M trains and one stop from Brooklyn on the G train. More information and a selection of Eduardo’s works can be seen at www.eduardoanievas.com

Regina Carter: Simply Ella - Jazz Standard
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

One of the leading instrumentalists of her generation, jazz violinist and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter honors her musical idol and inspiration, Ella Fitzgerald, with a new Sony Masterworks album, Ella: Accentuate the Positive, and four CD release celebration nights at Jazz Standard. Ella: Accentuate the Positive is the latest in a series of adventurous thematic recordings that includes I'll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey (2006), a collection of her mother's favorite early jazz standards; and Reverse Thread (2010), which celebrated African music traditions re–imagined for violin, accordion, bass, drums and kora. "To this very day, whenever I hear an Ella record­ing it grabs me at my core," says Regina Carter. "I'm so excited to celebrate Ella Fitzgerald, an artist who has meant so much to all the notes in my musical life." Regina Carter – violin Xavier Davis – piano Marvin Sewell – guitar Chris Lightcap – bass Alvester Garnett – drums

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana 2017 Nyc Season - BAM
Through May 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

For Spring 2017, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana premieres new works by a trio of distinctive voices in contemporary Spanish dance. El Pintor, choreographed by Antonio Hidalgo, creates a series of vignettes inspired by the early 20th-Century painter Julio Romero de Torres, known for his expressionistic depictions of women and flamenco. José Maldonado's Pa' Triana Voy offers a slice of life from Triana, the Seville barrio that was traditionally home to the city's large Gypsy population. From Angel Muñoz, praised by The New York Times for his "spontaneity and invention and surprise," there is A Solos [working title], a bravura display of the individual personas of four outstanding male flamenco dancers. The program features Flamenco Vivo's international company of nine dancers and five musicians, with all works performed to live music.

Hudson Valley Fair - Dutchess Stadium
Through May 21, 2017 - Wappingers Falls

There is plenty to see and do including a huge carnival midway, delicious food, games, and live entertainment and shows including The Lion & Tiger Show, Lance Gifford's Magic & Illusion Show, Monkeys Riding Dogs, plus Cowtown USA and Barnyard Petting Coral and much more! Children can learn all about cows and agriculture at our all new Cowtown USA Exhibit!

Protect Like a Mother - Brooklyn Bridge Plaza
Through May 21, 2017 - DUMBO

The free, family-friendly exhibit will pay tribute to the fiercest moms on the planet through larger-than-life interactive animal installations, reaching up to 24 feet in height and including an eagle, an octopus and an orangutan. The installations will chronicle motherly instincts through visual storyboards of the most incredible moms on Earth.

Queens New Music Festival - Secret Theatre Main Stage
Through May 21, 2017 - Long Island City

The mission of the festival is to promote new music in Queens by highlighting the wealth of artists living and working in Queens, as well as inviting artists from other parts of New York City and the country to contribute to the livelihood of the most diverse borough of the city. The line up includes: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 8pm Aaron Copland School of Music Student Concert Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 7pm Svr?ek-Ojeda piano duo (Susan Svr?ek & Nelson Ojeda-Valdes) (h)artDrive electric guitar duo (Giacomo Baldelli & Nadav Lev) Saturday, May 20, 2017 3pm Flutist Robert Dick performs William Hellermann's monumental work "Three Weeks in Cincinnati in December" 5pm Coast to Coast: violinist Myroslava (Mira) Khomik & pianist Füreya Ünal arrive from L.A. to perform works by John Adams, Jonathan Harvey, Michael Torke, and more! 8pm New York City Guitar Orchestra Sunday, May 21, 2017 1pm loadbang 4pm Random Drama: vocal works by RAM composers, Barash, Fetherolf, and Schulz, as well as guest composer Kamala Sankaram

Steve Coleman and Five Elements - The Village Vanguard
Through May 21, 2017 - New York

World War II Encampment Weekend - Museum of American Armor
Through May 21, 2017 - Old Bethpage

On Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st, between 10:00a.m. and 4:00 p.m., the Museum of American Armor will present World War II Encampment Weekend inside Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, where present operational tanks, halftracks, armored cars and artillery will operate with living historians to recall an era when our nation’s very freedoms were at risk. World War II Encampment Weekend will challenge youngsters with mock field exercises while reenactors present uniforms, tactics and weapons of that era while an armor parade takes place that rivals the newsreels of 70 years ago. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children (5-12), seniors (60+) handicapped, volunteer firefighters (firefighters need to show ID). A special admission fee of $5 will be offered to WWII veterans. A shuttle bus will be provided to those requiring transportation from the parking lot to the encampment site. The museum’s web site is www.musuemofamericanarmor.org

New Moms Group - Westhampton Free Library
Through May 22, 2017 - Westhampton Beach

Discussions will focus on feedings, nap times, tummy time and your emotions. Call or go online to register. May 1, 5, 19, and 22.

Power Hour + Tami and Shannon Have Friends - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 22, 2017 - New York

Power Hour: Crack open a cheap beer* and gather around your TV for Power Hour, a fast-paced, music-driven sketch comedy show by two performers who share a love of Top 40 music with insane lyrics. *Or seltzer. We respect your choice of sobriety. Tami and Shannon Have Friends: Cast Tami Sagher and Shannon O'Neill are improvisers. Tami and Shannon are friends. Tami and Shannon have friends that improvise. So Tami and Shannon will improvise with these friends. *Cast and line-up are subject to change

STAGE STRUCK! Reclaiming the History of Women in Theatre - New Perspectives Studio
Through May 22, 2017 - NY

Join us for an intimate soiree with five women who helped to shape the modern Theatre and whose personal exploits, on and off the stage, made a difference in the civic and artistic life of New York City and the country. Friday, Saturday, Monday. at 7:30pm Saturday, at 3:00pm, Sunday at 5:00pm Tickets: $20; $15 Students/Seniors w/ID TDF accepted for Saturday and Sunday matinees Reservations: stagestrucknyc@gmail.com Advance Sale: www.nptnyc.org

Jazz For Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 22, 2017 - New York

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is a performance driven program that gives talented and dedicated young jazz musicians the opportunity to perform regularly in one of New York City's leading jazz clubs often with guest artists from the New York scene. The visiting guests give a workshop to the band members in addition to providing the experience of playing with the top musicians on the scene. On Sundays during the school year, the students rehearse and workshop in the room before opening the doors at 1:00pm and giving a concert that is free and open to the public at 2:00pm.

Ain Gordon with Josh Quillen Pick Up Performance Co(s) - Baryshnikov Arts Center, John Cage & Merce Cunningham Studio
Through May 24, 2017 - New York

Radicals in Miniature (World Premiere) “Ain Gordon haunts the margins of history…conjur[ing] the sort of distant lives that don’t make it into textbooks, processed into oblivion by what he calls history’s ‘ruthless editing machine.’” - The New York Times Radicals in Miniature is a series of textual-sonic odes to personal icons of 20th century “alternative” culture that lost their toehold on immortality and (in the pre-Internet era) their place in public memory. Conjuring years between 1967’s Summer Of Love (not everyone’s “love”) and 1982/83, when The New York Times finally published the word ”AIDS,” Radicals is performed by 3-time Obie Award winner Ain Gordon and S? Percussion's Josh Quillen, theatrically annotating our cultural record via alternative requiems to the undersung: punk drummer David Hahn, dance reveler Elaine Shipman, club performer John Sex, disco artist Sylvester, and more. Radicals in Miniature follows two prior collaborations from the work’s co-creators: Where (we) Live (2012) and A Gun Show (2016)—both directed by Gordon and performed by the acclaimed ensemble S? Percussion. In Radicals, Gordon makes his first stage appearance since the acclaimed Off-Broadway production Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell. Radicals in Miniature was created in collaboration with dramaturge Talvin Wilks. Lighting design is by Jennifer Tipton. Projections are by Ed Fitzgerald and Nick Ryckert.

Masterpiece Classic: Women in Art We Will Turn You Gay - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 24, 2017 - New York

Theme: Most Passionate Storytellers: Adam Wade Ashley Brooke Roberts Matt Dennie Louis Katz Some of the funniest writers in New York are getting together to let you know about the nights of their lives - those nights that stand out a cut above the rest, that left behind stories so full of hilarity and wonder that they're worth sharing.

Don't worry, be happy - Rubin Museum
Through May 24, 2017 - New York

How do we define happiness and how do we achieve it? Using the Wheel of Life and other Buddhist artworks as guides, join us in a weekly exploration of happiness.

Family Storytime Crafts - Long Island City Library
Through May 25, 2017 - Long Island City

Children will read stories and then make crafts based on the stories they've read.

Read to a Dog - North Hills Library
Through May 25, 2017 - Little Neck

Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami the therapy dog, who has been certified as a therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment. Space is limited.

Mommy & Me Paint & Play - Mini Monet
Through May 25, 2017 - Sayville

Drop in for an hour of free paint, coloring, read storybooks, play games, and meet other moms.

Creative Art for Preschoolers - Mini Monet
Through May 25, 2017 - Sayville

Learn to draw animals, people, landscapes and works by famous artists. Paint with watercolors, use oil pastels, chalk pastels, colored pencils, markers and more.

Start with Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 25, 2017 - Upper East Side

Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. For families with children ages 3–6.

Alfredo: Late Show Writers Improv - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 25, 2017 - New York

Writers from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert improvise for you! Featuring: Mike Brumm, Nate Charny, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Ariel Dumas, Gabe Gronli, Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Daniel Kibblesmith, Opus Moreschi, Tom Purcell, Jen Spyra, Brian Stack

ON ONE CONDITION - SoHo Playhouse
Through May 25, 2017 - NEW YORK

On One Condition draws on stories from Dan Daw's lived experiences as a man living with cerebral palsy. It asks us to question our own perceptions of normal while offering a stripped back look at the world we live in. We invite you into Dan's childhood home and on a journey overseas to share in one man's undying search for perfection, as he attempts to hold the world on his shoulders in all its beauty and grotesqueness. Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21 at 7pm Thursday, May 25 – Friday, May 26 at 7pm Running time: 65 minutes

Wayne Krantz - 55 Bar
Through May 25, 2017 - New York

Wayne Krantz - Guitar James Genus - Bass Ari Hoenig - Drums

Maker Space Friday - New York Hall of Science
Through May 26, 2017 - Corona

Familes can explore different materials, concepts and ideas while making and tinkering together. Activities cover a wide range of topics including simple circuits, wind-powered racers, hand sewing and much more.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Immersive Dome Experience - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 26, 2017 - New York

Immersive Dome Experience: Monday, April 10–Friday, May 26, 2017 during Museum hours Free with Museum admission and for Members Jellies astound scientists with their unique capacity to pulse through the sea, regenerate, and even glow. Environmental changes like warming seas threaten countless species, yet these very changes drive the rapid growth of jelly populations around the world. Dive into the world of jellies and experience a day in the life of these astonishing animals. The Milstein Science Series is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.

Zumba for Kids - Arverne Library
Through May 26, 2017 - Arverne

A fun dance-based exercise, designed just for kids!

Children's Friday Matinee - Mitchell-Linden Library
Through May 26, 2017 - Flushing

Enjoy these screenings of blockbuster children's movies. 5/5: "Sing!"; 5/12: "Moana"; 5/19: "Mulan"; 5/26: "Big Hero 6.

Immersive Dome Experience - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 26, 2017 - Upper West Side

See jellyfish from a new perspective by stepping into this blue dome. Jellies astound scientists with their unique capacity to pulse through the sea, regenerate, and even glow. Environmental changes like warming seas threaten countless species, yet these very changes drive the rapid growth of jelly populations around the world.

The Crooked Trio - Barbès
Through May 26, 2017 - Park Slope

Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests.

Beer & Taco Friday - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through May 26, 2017 - New York

It's America's holiday please join us in the heart of NYC Times Square big city bright lights @ world famous B.B. King's.

The Stepfathers - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 26, 2017 - New York

Five of New York's top longform improvisers take you on a tour of everything cute and brutal. This supergroup of improv veterans includes Michael Delaney, Alexandra Dickson, Shannon O'Neill, Silvija Ozols and Connor Ratliff.

The Law Firm: Law and Disorder - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 26, 2017 - New York

Have you been wronged by someone in your life? A bad boss, a shitty friend, an ex who stole your identity? The Law Firm wants to represent YOU. Watch as UCBT's finest improvisers turn one audience member's testimony into a fully improvised show. Members of The Law Firm of have starred in and written for 30 Rock, Broad City, Best Week Ever, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Louie, Netflix, HBO, & more!

The Stepfathers - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 26, 2017 - New York

Five of New York's top longform improvisers take you on a tour of everything cute and brutal. This supergroup of improv veterans includes Michael Delaney, Alexandra Dickson, Shannon O'Neill, Silvija Ozols and Connor Ratliff.

The Law Firm: Law and Disorder - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 26, 2017 - New York

Have you been wronged by someone in your life? A bad boss, a shitty friend, an ex who stole your identity? The Law Firm wants to represent YOU. Watch as UCBT's finest improvisers turn one audience member's testimony into a fully improvised show. Members of The Law Firm of have starred in and written for 30 Rock, Broad City, Best Week Ever, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Louie, Netflix, HBO, & more!

Happy Hour - Bitter End
Through May 26, 2017 - New York

The Dozen Divas Show - The Dozen Divas Show
Through May 26, 2017 - New york

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bishop has New York audiences in stitches" -- New York Post “Novel and Hysterical! She can really sing and she NAILS it!” –Huffington Post Blessed with a voice capable of opera, Broadway, and pop, she creates funny but appreciative portraits of the women we love. –Michael Musto “Dorothy Bishop magically transforms herself into one female superstar after another! Amazing!” – Cabaret Scenes “A performer of extraordinary aptitude and charisma” – Theater Pizzazz Dorothy Bishop is currently in the smash Off Broadway hit “Spamilton”, where she has ruthlessly impersonated Broadway Divas from Liza Minelli to Barbra Striesand (And Bernadette Peters, Patti Lupone and even Carol Channing at one point) Dorothy was spotted in The Dozen Divas Show (her reoccurring one woman impersonator show at New yorks Metropolitan Room) by music director of Spamilton, and Broadway conductor, Fred Barton. “He saw my show and asked me if I thought I could step in that weekend, as one of the Divas” says Ms Bishop. “He loved my Liza and knew I could learn the others quickly – 3 days later I was in Spamilton. And I have been in it off and on since July!” Now Spamilton is nominated for an Outer Critics award for Outstanding New Musical 2017. And the show moves officially to Off Broadway this June. Dorothy is delighted to dazzle you with her other divas on Friday, May 19th at 9:30 at the Metropolitan Room in her third year run of The Dozen Divas Show! Not only does she give nods to Liza and Barbra, but pop divas Stevie Nicks and Adele, as well as some Opera/Broadway divas (Renee Fleming and Kristin Chenoweth). The Dozen Divas Show has already been nominated for two Broadway World Awards and two Mac Awards for best musical comedy show. She just returned from Mexico, where she headlined at the beautiful Red Room in Puerto Vallarta. **Dorothy is accompanied by her mini-Chihuahua, Luther, a rescue from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and a singer as well. Event Details Date: 19 May 9:30 pm 2017, 26 June 7:00 pm 2017 Time: 9:30pm. Doors open at 9pm Price: from $22 with a 2 drink minimum For Bookings go to http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=142762 For Media enquires only contact Bernie Furshpan bernie@metropolitanroom.com Tickets: http://metropolitanroom.com/search.cfm

Palisades Winter Farmers' Market - Palisades Community Center
Through May 27, 2017 - Palisades

Select vendors offer a wide-range of products including fish and seafood, meat, veggies, fruit, cheese, bakery, dessert items and prepared foods. All the food at the market is grown or prepared within a 100 mile radius of the Palisades.

After Hours: Comedy for When You’re Off the Clock (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 27, 2017 - New York

In these tough times when good jobs are scarce and great salaries are even scarcer, it’s not easy to unwind, and relax. But, we’re not robots, and we shouldn’t have to work 24/7 just to keep up! Sometimes, you have to step back and relieve the pressure with fun and good times. That’s what After Hours is all about – giving you the chance to laugh, blow off steam, and get rid of that workday stress. It'll remind you that even when times are tough and the boss has got you down, there's still plenty to laugh about and enjoy. So punch out, slide down the tail of that dinosaur, and come out for some laughs. You’ll be glad you did.

Family Storytime - Long Island City Library
Through May 27, 2017 - Long Island City

Children will hear all kinds of fun interactive stories, and they can also make new friends.

Monomyth - The Chocolate Factory Theater
Through May 27, 2017 - Long Island City

The Monomyth explores narratives of loneliness and solitude, following the trajectory of a soloist through a continuous movement experience. American culture idealizes the individual, yet we are living in what has been called “the Age of Loneliness,” where competition and cultural suppression trump connection, cooperation, and support for varied expressions of self. At the same time, solitude is often a necessary component for artistic exploration and spiritual transformation. The Monomyth references writer Joseph Campbell’s idea of the hero’s narrative, where an individual undergoes a solitary process of transformation on behalf of a larger community. The dance is paired with music sourced from disco, and is ultimately a celebration of connection through the alchemy of movement and presence. Created and performed by Michelle Boulé. Lighting design: Natalie Robin. Sound Designer: Curtis Tamm.

Drawing and Painting 1 & 2 - Mini Monet
Through May 27, 2017 - Sayville

Learn to draw animals, people, landscapes and works by famous artists. Paint with watercolors, use oil pastels, chalk pastels, colored pencils, markers and more.

Parents Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
Through May 27, 2017 - East Northport

Enjoy a night out while your children enjoy a night featuring gymnastics equipment, crafts, music instruments, games, parachute and toys.

DrawNow! at the Central Park Zoo - Central Park Zoo
Through May 27, 2017 - Central Park

Improve your drawing skills at the zoo! Draw from specimens and learn how ecologist William Beebe and his team of scientists, Jocelyn Crane and Gloria Hollister, worked side by side with artists to illustrate ecosystems in their jungle laboratories and oceanographic workshops during the 1920s–1930s. Engage in self-guided observational drawing from ocean biofacts, specimens and still-life objects from WCS aquarium collection.

CTD Special Needs Weekly Yoga Classes - Connect The Dots OT, PLLC
Through May 27, 2017 - Midtown

A yoga class for kids with special needs, developed by an experienced occupational therapist who is also a 300 hour Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher. The weekly routines will encourage social interaction through fun exercises that build motor planning, body awareness, and self-regulation skills. Classes will be adapted to your child's needs.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
Through May 27, 2017 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel.

Midnight DJ Set - Barbès
Through May 27, 2017 - Park Slope

Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Astoria Performing Arts Center Pesents Raisin - Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Through May 27, 2017 - Astoria

An adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, won the 1974 Tony Award for Best Musical featuring dynamic performances by Debbie Allen and Joe Morton and a Grammy Award for Best Score from the Original Cast Album, and a national tour followed. Astoria Performing Arts Center's production will be the first time the show has been fully produced in New York City since its initial Broadway run. Set in segregated 1950s Chicago, Walter Lee Younger and his mother, Lena, fight over the spending of insurance money. He wants to start a business with friends, while she is eager to move the family out of the South Side and into a white middle-class neighborhood. Pulsing with the musical beat of the city, Raisin depicts a black family’s struggle in the face of change. Book by Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zaltzberg Music by Judd Woldin Lyrics by Robert Brittan Based on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun | Raisin is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. Directed by Dev Bondarin

Reggae Fest - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through May 27, 2017 - New York

EPIC LEAGUE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS REGGAE FEST VS. SOCA THE BIGGEST REGGAE AND SOCA DANCE PARTY IN NYC. DRESSCODE: NO BAGGY CLOTHES, SWEATPANTS, WHITE TEE'S, TANK TOPS OR BASKEBALL SHORTS. NO REFUNDS. IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO ATTEND THE EVENT AFTER YOU PURCHASED YOUR TICKET. 18 TO PARTY 21 TO DRINK. TRANSIT: A,C,E,R,N,Q, 1,2,3 TO 42ND STREET TIMES SQUARE. FOR MORE INFO TEXT 718.926.3020 OR 917.623.5950 Reggae Fest NYC >>

The Curfew - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 27, 2017 - New York

Eight of the UCBT's most seasoned improvisers create hilarious worlds from scratch in this long-running show. In addition to being veteran performers at the UCBT, members of The Curfew have appeared on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, MTV, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. On the web they've starred in projects by Improv Everywhere, The Onion, Funny or Die, and College Humor.

Goat - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 27, 2017 - New York

GOAT will pull information from your mind and create a fully-improvised show that entertains and amazes you! Members of GOAT have written for or appeared in Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Orange is the New Black, Broad City, Difficult People, Above Average, etc. etc.

AVOIDANCE! The Game Show - The Producers Club
Through May 27, 2017 - New York

Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) Presents: AVOIDANCE! The improvised game show where contestants face the discomforts of everyday life, vying for the grand prize - a year alone, away from the madness of daily life. Will they succeed in avoiding their greatest fears and anxieties? Original Concept by Jamie Maloney Directed by Marc Adam Smith Starring: Getchie Argetsinger, Robert Baumgardner, William Berg, Nannette Deasy,Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, and Jamie Maloney Featuring live music performed by Tym Moss Technical Director: Anne Carlton WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays May 19, 20, 26 & 27 TIME: 8:00pm WHERE: The Producers Club, 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 Tickets $15 Season Pass and Group Discounts Available Recent Praise for IRTE "...a Sense-ational Experience ...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels. "...the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble has become one of the leading improv troupes in merry old Manhattan and a welcome and uproarious asset to festivals and other engagements across the country. The innovative group mixes retro humor, clever off-on-the-spot wit, and classic theatrical techniques to present wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens "... a very exciting–and very different–kind of improv show... Hats off to The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble as well as the wonderful cast for creating something I loved. " Conor D. Mullen, Outerstage Winner: "Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most" Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be -well- spontaneous. Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs. Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment 646-338-5472 / jmae.events@gmail.com

Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli Live! - Don't Tell Mama
Through May 27, 2017 - New York

Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli Live! Starring Tommy Femia & Rick Skye Award-Winning Impersonations MAC Award Outstanding Duo Act $25.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person Cash Only Approximate running time: 75 minutes Seating from 7:30pm

The Butterfly Conservatory - The American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2017 - Upper West Side

The annual treat returns to the AMNH. One of the museum's most popular, annual events this exhibit features up to 500 live, iridescent, tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The butterflies are housed in a vivarium that approximates their lush, natural habitat. See them flutter around live flowering plants that serve as nectar sources, thanks to controlled artificial light, temperature, and humidity. Featured species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies.

I'm Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

One of the most popular and enigmatic American writers of the nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) wrote almost 1,800 poems. Nevertheless, her work was essentially unknown to contemporary readers since only a handful of poems were published during her lifetime and a vast trove of her manuscripts was not discovered until after her death in 1886. Often typecast as a recluse who rarely left her Amherst home, Dickinson was, in fact, socially active as a young woman and maintained a broad network of friends and correspondents even as she grew older and retreated into seclusion. Bringing together nearly one hundred rarely seen items, including manuscripts and letters, I'm Nobody! Who are you?—a title taken from her popular poem—is the most ambitious exhibition on Dickinson to date. It explores a side of her life that is seldom acknowledged: one filled with rich friendships and long-lasting relationships with mentors and editors. The exhibition closely examines twenty-four poems in various draft states, with corresponding audio stops. In addition to her writings, the show also features an array of visual material, including hand-cut silhouettes, photographs and daguerreotypes, contemporary illustrations, and other items that speak to the rich intellectual and cultural environment in which Dickinson lived and worked. The exhibition is organized in conjunction with Amherst College.

The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from The Met Collection - The Met
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

This installation of contemporary photography from The Met collection surveys the diverse ways in which contemporary artists have photographed landscape and the built world over the last half century. The exhibition opens with works from the late 1960s and early 1970s by artists in America and Europe who brought the lessons of Minimal and Conceptual art to bear on views of nature both raw and acculturated. Also included are a series of unique Polaroid prints made by Walker Evans in Hale County—the setting for his famous 1930s photographs of Alabama sharecroppers—near the end of his life. Images from the 1980s and 1990s attest to a swing away from the "deskilling" associated with radical '60s art making and toward a new interest in technically assured large-scale prints that nevertheless incorporated earlier lessons from Land art, Conceptualism, and other postwar avant-garde movements. The exhibition concludes with recently made works—including Wolfgang Staehle's mesmerizing piece Eastpoint (September 15, 2004) (2004–6), which projects a 24-hour cycle of more than 8,000 still images, synchronized to real time, of the same Hudson River that inspired such American painters as Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church.

That Physics Show - Physics Theater
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

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That Physics Show - Physics Theater
Through May 28, 2017 - New york

THAT PHYSICS SHOW is a fast paced science demonstration show, with rockets, explosions, frozen nitrogen, lasers, etc. It's not magic, it's physics. Now in its 14th month off-Broadway

Parsons Dance 2017 New York Season - The Joyce Theater
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

Parsons Dance - under the Artistic Direction of David Parsons - will kick off its 2017 season, dedicated to the life and legacy of the company's great friend and dance advocate Alexander J. Dubé, at New York City's historic Joyce Theater from May 16 - May 28. The company will present an exciting mixed bill program, featuring the world premieres of Hello World by David Parsons, UpEnd by Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons, and Daniel by Parsons Dance GenerationNow Fellow and company member Omar Román de Jesús. Following the opening performance on May 16, Parsons will hold its annual Gala at The Cabanas at La Sirena in the Maritime Hotel with tickets starting at $1000. Individual tickets for the Joyce Theater, priced from $10-$60, can be purchased by phone at 212-242-0800 or online at www.joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. Celebrated for its virtuosic technique, powerful athleticism and sexy ensemble, Parsons Dance is excited to return to The Joyce Theater's intimate Chelsea home with the world premiere of David Parsons' Hello World. Born from a unique collaboration with Drexel University's Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies Center (ExCITe) and Dr. Youngmoo Kim, Parsons' Hello World explores the evolution of man and machine. Using highly sophisticated custom-built drones, this work embraces a technology-driven vision of the future. The company will also present the premiere of UpEnd, a collaboration between Bessie-award winning B-Girl Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons. Together, they infuse the classic Parsons style with elements of street dance, creating a dynamic new movement vocabulary, set to a commissioned score by NYC composer Marty Beller. Finally, Parsons' company member and GenerationNow Fellow Omar Román de Jesús will premiere his new work, Daniel, inspired by an eye-opening interaction he had while participating in Parsons' educational initiative for dancers on the Autism spectrum. This contemporary piece explores the youthful and uninhibited pursuit of joy. The program will also feature audience favorites and classics such as Hand Dance, Swing Shift, and the iconic Caught. This year, the company will present three Family Matinees at The Joyce, offering audiences the kid-friendly repertory of Daniel, Sleep Study, UpEnd, Caught, and In The End, as well as the opportunity to meet the dancers in person. Family Matinees will take place on May 21, 22, and 27 at 2pm. The company will also present a Relaxed Performance as part of its new Autism Initiative to bring dance to audiences of all abilities, featuring a program of Swing Shift, Sleep Study, Hand Dance, and UpEnd on May 25th at 12:00pm. Tickets for the Relaxed Performance should be arranged directly with Parsons Dance: info@parsonsdance.org. Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company under the artistic direction of dancer/choreographer David Parsons. Parsons Dance is committed to building new audiences for contemporary dance by creating engaging and uplifting works of extraordinary artistry. Parsons Dance tours nationally and internationally with eight full-time dancers and has been featured on PBS, Bravo, A&E Network and the Discovery Channel.

'Pinkalicious The Musical' - Theater at Blessed Sacrament
Through May 28, 2017 - Upper West Side

This musical of the best-selling children's book is now celebrating its tenth anniversary. Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. For ages 2-7.

'Flight School The Musical' - Theater at Blessed Sacrament
Through May 28, 2017 - Upper West Side

This production is based on the book of the same name by Lita Judge. It’s the first day of Flight School, where they teach birds to fly. Penguin has the soul of an eagle and is ready to live on the wind. But he wasn’t built to soar, as the other birds constantly remind him. Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded. With some friends of a feather, and a little help on the technical parts, Penguin follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! For ages 4 and older.

Like Us; Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz - Alice Austen House
Through May 28, 2017 - Staten Island

Check out the early work of photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.

Historuc Trolley Tours - Green-Wood
Through May 28, 2017 - Sunset Park

This spring Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of trolley tours highlighting the cemetery’s history, landscape, art, and architecture. Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn and much more. Now, by popular demand, a rotation of three different tours is offered. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old tress and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours last approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside.

Neiman Marcus Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through May 28, 2017 - Roslyn Harbor

Converse, collaborate and create at Family Sundays. Be inspired by the works in the galleries, explore new art materials. Family Sundays allow children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together.

'West Side Story' - BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
Through May 28, 2017 - Elmont

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

Stephane Wrembel - Barbès
Through May 28, 2017 - Park Slope

The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called "a revelation" by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

Resistance and Rebellion in Rep - The Loft at the Davenport Theatre
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

Known for re-imagining works of the past to engage in modern issues, Random Access Theatre will be exploring two classic pieces with bold characters who fought against injustice in Resistance and Rebellion in Rep. Productions of Ernst Toller's Hoppla, We're Alive! and Sophocles' Antigone will alternate performances at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre May 4-28. Hoppla, We're Alive! directed by Artistic Director Jennifer Sandella, tells the story of a group of revolutionaries who, eight years after they are pardoned from death row, have found various ways to adapt to the unchanged world they once rebelled against. Politics, friendship, and conscience collide in this German play that shook up the theatre world when it originally premiered in the 1920s. Then, re-visit Antigone, the beloved story of Oedipus' courageous daughter who chooses to stand up for what she thinks is right, even in the face of dire consequences. This modern re-telling, adapted and directed by Victoria Teague, examines how a Greek tragedy fits into contemporary society, and whether you would actually be surprised to hear those kinds of stories on the nightly news today. Tickets are available now ($18 single tickets, $28 to see both shows) at www.randomaccesstheatre.com.

ASSSSCAT 3000 - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

Performers from The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre perform longform improv with frequent special guests from your favorite TV shows and movies. The 7:30pm shows cost $10 and tickets go on sale 2 weeks before the show date at 12pm. The 9:30pm show is FREE but reservations are not accepted. Free tickets for the 9:30pm show are distributed at 8:15pm outside the theatre on the night of the show. PLEASE NOTE: The listed cast lineup is subject to change. Our talented performers are very in-demand and although they would like to do so, other obligations prevent them from being able to do ASSSSCAT every week.

Parson Dance 2017 New York Season - Joyce Theater
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

Parsons Dance - under the Artistic Direction of David Parsons - will kick off its 2017 season, dedicated to the life and legacy of the company's great friend and dance advocate Alexander J. Dubé, at New York City's historic Joyce Theater from May 16 - May 28. The company will present an exciting mixed bill program, featuring the world premieres of Hello World by David Parsons, UpEnd by Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons, and Daniel by Parsons Dance GenerationNow Fellow and company member Omar Román de Jesús. Following the opening performance on May 16, Parsons will hold its annual Gala at The Cabanas at La Sirena in the Maritime Hotel with tickets starting at $1000. Individual tickets for the Joyce Theater, priced from $10-$60, can be purchased by phone at 212-242-0800 or online at www.joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. Celebrated for its virtuosic technique, powerful athleticism and sexy ensemble, Parsons Dance is excited to return to The Joyce Theater's intimate Chelsea home with the world premiere of David Parsons' Hello World. Born from a unique collaboration with Drexel University's Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies Center (ExCITe) and Dr. Youngmoo Kim, Parsons' Hello World explores the evolution of man and machine. Using highly sophisticated custom-built drones, this work embraces a technology-driven vision of the future. The company will also present the premiere of UpEnd, a collaboration between Bessie-award winning B-Girl Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons. Together, they infuse the classic Parsons style with elements of street dance, creating a dynamic new movement vocabulary, set to a commissioned score by NYC composer Marty Beller. Finally, Parsons' company member and GenerationNow Fellow Omar Román de Jesús will premiere his new work, Daniel, inspired by an eye-opening interaction he had while participating in Parsons' educational initiative for dancers on the Autism spectrum. This contemporary piece explores the youthful and uninhibited pursuit of joy. The program will also feature audience favorites and classics such as Hand Dance, Swing Shift, and the iconic Caught. This year, the company will present three Family Matinees at The Joyce, offering audiences the kid-friendly repertory of Daniel, Sleep Study, UpEnd, Caught, and In The End, as well as the opportunity to meet the dancers in person. Family Matinees will take place on May 21, 22, and 27 at 2pm. The company will also present a Relaxed Performance as part of its new Autism Initiative to bring dance to audiences of all abilities, featuring a program of Swing Shift, Sleep Study, Hand Dance, and UpEnd on May 25th at 12:00pm. Tickets for the Relaxed Performance should be arranged directly with Parsons Dance: info@parsonsdance.org.

Parsons Dance 2017 New York Season - The Joyce Theater
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

Parsons Dance - under the Artistic Direction of David Parsons - will kick off its 2017 season, dedicated to the life and legacy of the company's great friend and dance advocate Alexander J. Dubé, at New York City's historic Joyce Theater from May 16 - May 28. The company will present an exciting mixed bill program, featuring the world premieres of Hello World by David Parsons, UpEnd by Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons, and Daniel by Parsons Dance GenerationNow Fellow and company member Omar Román de Jesús. Following the opening performance on May 16, Parsons will hold its annual Gala at The Cabanas at La Sirena in the Maritime Hotel with tickets starting at $1000. Individual tickets for the Joyce Theater, priced from $10-$60, can be purchased by phone at 212-242-0800 or online at www.joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. Celebrated for its virtuosic technique, powerful athleticism and sexy ensemble, Parsons Dance is excited to return to The Joyce Theater's intimate Chelsea home with the world premiere of David Parsons' Hello World. Born from a unique collaboration with Drexel University's Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies Center (ExCITe) and Dr. Youngmoo Kim, Parsons' Hello World explores the evolution of man and machine. Using highly sophisticated custom-built drones, this work embraces a technology-driven vision of the future. The company will also present the premiere of UpEnd, a collaboration between Bessie-award winning B-Girl Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons. Together, they infuse the classic Parsons style with elements of street dance, creating a dynamic new movement vocabulary, set to a commissioned score by NYC composer Marty Beller. Finally, Parsons' company member and GenerationNow Fellow Omar Román de Jesús will premiere his new work, Daniel, inspired by an eye-opening interaction he had while participating in Parsons' educational initiative for dancers on the Autism spectrum. This contemporary piece explores the youthful and uninhibited pursuit of joy. The program will also feature audience favorites and classics such as Hand Dance, Swing Shift, and the iconic Caught. This year, the company will present three Family Matinees at The Joyce, offering audiences the kid-friendly repertory of Daniel, Sleep Study, UpEnd, Caught, and In The End, as well as the opportunity to meet the dancers in person. Family Matinees will take place on May 21, 22, and 27 at 2pm. The company will also present a Relaxed Performance as part of its new Autism Initiative to bring dance to audiences of all abilities, featuring a program of Swing Shift, Sleep Study, Hand Dance, and UpEnd on May 25th at 12:00pm. Tickets for the Relaxed Performance should be arranged directly with Parsons Dance: info@parsonsdance.org. Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company under the artistic direction of dancer/choreographer David Parsons. Parsons Dance is committed to building new audiences for contemporary dance by creating engaging and uplifting works of extraordinary artistry. Parsons Dance tours nationally and internationally with eight full-time dancers and has been featured on PBS, Bravo, A&E Network and the Discovery Channel.

Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch - Don't Tell Mama
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

Broadway "Boozy" Brunch Cabaret Show Performed by Piano Bar Staff Musical Direction by Patrick DeGennaro $35.00 includes Brunch and Performance $14.95 for unlimited Bellinis, Bloody Marys & Mimosas (for 90 minutes)

Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch - Don't Tell Mama
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

Broadway "Boozy" Brunch Cabaret Show Performed by Piano Bar Staff Musical Direction by Patrick DeGennaro $35.00 includes Brunch and Performance $14.95 for unlimited Bellinis, Bloody Marys & Mimosas (for 90 minutes)

Karen Mason: Mason at Mama's - Don't Tell Mama
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

Karen Mason: Mason at Mama's in May Broadway & Cabaret Singer 2016 MAC Award Winner: Celebrity Artist 2016 MAC Award Winner: Show of The Year Christopher Denny at the piano $20.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating from 6:30pm Approximate running time: 70 minutes

Singer/Songwriter Sessions - Bitter End
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

Galli's 'Cinderella' - Galli Theater
Through May 28, 2017 - Chelsea

Cinderella’s new stepmother and stepsister are not so nice! When the Prince throws a ball they tell her she has to stay home and clean... but with the help of friends, she makes it to the castle. Cinderella could live happily ever after, if a certain glass slipper fits.

Heartbeat Opera Festival - Baruch Performing Arts Center
Through May 28, 2017 - New York

Now in its third season, founded by four graduates of the Yale School of Drama and Yale School of Music, Heartbeat Opera is a company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Puccini's BUTTERFLY May 20th preview at 8pm, May 26th at 8pm and May 28th at 3pm directed & adapted by Ethan Heard, music directed by Jacob Ashworth, with a new arrangement by Daniel Schlosberg. Bizet's CARMEN May 21st Preview at 7pm, May 25th at 8pm and May 27th at 8pm, May 28th at 5:30pm. directed & adapted by Louisa Proske, music directed and with a new arrangement by Daniel Schlosberg. Premium seating: $50, General seating: $35, Students with ID: $15. Transportation: Subway – 6 train at 23rd St., Bus – SBS M23 at Third Ave., M101, M102 or M103 at 23rd St.

Mottled and Marbled - Rubin Museum of Art
Through May 28, 2017 - Flatiron

Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon full of family-friendly activities. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search.

AMNH Presents: The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 29, 2017 - New York

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter Saturday, December 10, 2016 – Monday, May 29, 2017 Tickets to The Butterfly Conservatory, which includes general Museum admission, cost: $27 Adults $22 Students/Seniors $16 Children (Aged 2-12) An annual favorite, The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, is eagerly anticipated by children and adults alike, and the spectacle of hundreds of live tropical butterflies is the perfect antidote to the autumn chill.  The Butterfly Conservatory houses up to 500 iridescent butterflies that hover above visitors in a 1,200-square-foot vivarium filled with lush foliage and blooming tropical flowers, where delighted children wander amid these magical winged creatures. The Butterfly Conservatory, now in its nineteenth year, opens to the public on Saturday, December 10, and runs through Monday, May 29, 2017. Generous support for The Butterfly Conservatory has been provided by the Eileen P. Bernard Exhibition Fund.

Renaissance Portrait Medals from the Robert Lehman Collection - The Met
Through May 29, 2017 - New York

This exhibition is the first to present the Renaissance portrait medals of the Robert Lehman Collection. The selection features approximately 30 medals from Italy and Northern Europe, including early bronze examples by Pisanello, the celebrated artist who invented this art form in the mid-15th century, as well as rare wax models dating to the 17th century. Works of technical and stylistic virtuosity, the medals combine poignant portraits of contemporary rulers, dignitaries, and literary figures on one side, and rich, symbolic imagery on the other. The commemorative medal epitomized seminal cultural values of the Renaissance period, namely, the emphasis on the primacy of the individual and the revival of classical antiquity. The exhibition, which explores the development and role of the portrait medal in Renaissance culture, as well as production techniques, celebrates the recently published catalogue of the Lehman Collection's holdings of European sculpture and metalwork.

Renaissance Maiolica: Painted Pottery for Shelf and Table - The Met
Through May 29, 2017 - New York

This exhibition of Renaissance maiolica, drawn exclusively from The Met's world-renowned collection, celebrates the publication of Maiolica, Italian Renaissance Ceramics in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Timothy Wilson. As Wilson writes, "Painted pottery, at its most ambitious, is a serious form of Italian Renaissance art, with much to offer those interested in the wider culture of this astoundingly creative period." This creativity was applied to a vast range of practical objects. The exhibition includes tableware and serving vessels, desk ornaments, storage containers, devotional objects, as well as sculpture, all made in painted and tin-glazed earthenware. The maiolica tradition flourished from the 15th to the 17th century. Italian potters transformed techniques they owed to the Islamic world into something entirely unprecedented, and in turn laid the foundations for similar pottery traditions across Europe. Potters and pottery painters exploited innovations of the Renaissance goldsmith, sculptor, and painter in what was a relatively humble medium. That it was owned by the social elite of Italy, however, testifies to its artistic value. This exhibition explores how the different functions of Renaissance maiolica dictated the ways painted pottery was seen and decorated. Groups of objects are installed in displays suggestive of their use. An assembly of storage jars give a sense of a pharmacy's shelves. Among the tableware on display are istoriato plates and dishes—their surfaces covered with scenes from mythology and ancient history—from some of the most important services commissioned by leading Italian families. The exhibition also shows maiolica-makers using ceramic, paint, and glaze to compete with other art forms, including a Madonna and Child that imitates a framed panel painting and a Lamentation group that likely once functioned as a sculpted altarpiece, the largest known example of sculptural maiolica to survive.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 29, 2017 - New York

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter Saturday, December 10, 2016 – Monday, May 29, 2017 Tickets to The Butterfly Conservatory, which includes general Museum admission, cost: $27 Adults $22 Students/Seniors $16 Children (Aged 2-12) An annual favorite, The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, is eagerly anticipated by children and adults alike, and the spectacle of hundreds of live tropical butterflies is the perfect antidote to the autumn chill.  The Butterfly Conservatory houses up to 500 iridescent butterflies that hover above visitors in a 1,200-square-foot vivarium filled with lush foliage and blooming tropical flowers, where delighted children wander amid these magical winged creatures. The Butterfly Conservatory, now in its nineteenth year, opens to the public on Saturday, December 10, and runs through Monday, May 29, 2017. Generous support for The Butterfly Conservatory has been provided by the Eileen P. Bernard Exhibition Fund.

Holding History - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 29, 2017 - Crown Heights

What makes an object “historical?” Why do museums keep objects behind glass? Children will ponder these questions holding, touching, and feeling historical artifacts from the museum's collection. They will learn about the history of those objects through this tactical investigation and by relating these historical artifacts to their own lives.

Brain Cloud - Barbès
Through May 29, 2017 - Park Slope

Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud's brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940's Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

Tropical Vortex Mondays! - Barbès
Through May 29, 2017 - Park Slope

Every Monday, Tropical Vortex showcases bands and DJs who specialize in variations on Tropical sounds from Latinolandia and elsewhere.

Yotoco - Barbès
Through May 29, 2017 - Park Slope

Named after a small Colombian town in the Valle del Cauca, Yotoco brings the feeling of a "made in Brooklyn" Parranda to their performances. What they play isn't exactly salsa, son, cumbia, merengue or psychedelic rock; it isn't rumba, funk, bomba or plena - but It draws from all of those traditions, transcends them, and creates something new, trippy, and very danceable. With Sebastian Lopez - vocals, bass and accordion; Natalia Perez vocals & guacharaca; Gabo Tomassini - congas; Evan Garfield - drums and Chris (Crow) Venditti -guitar.

Karen Mason: Mason at Mama's - Don't Tell Mama
Through May 29, 2017 - New York

Karen Mason: Mason at Mama's in May Broadway & Cabaret Singer 2016 MAC Award Winner: Celebrity Artist 2016 MAC Award Winner: Show of The Year Christopher Denny at the piano $20.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating from 6:30pm Approximate running time: 70 minutes

Drop-in Art and Storytelling Activities - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
Through May 30, 2017 - Park Slope

Bring your little ones for an art project inspired by one of our favorite picture books. The story and project change each week, and throughout the year we’ll explore a range of subjects, styles and materials. Each session begins with a reading.

The Genius of Geoffrey Holder - Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning
Through May 30, 2017 - Jamaica

As a choreographer, designer, director, and actor, Holder is well represented in all of the research and circulating collections of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. In this exhibition, he is honored for his career in dance and theater, his Tony Award-winning work as director and costume designer for The Wiz, and contributions to the repertory of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theater of Harlem.

BCM Explorers' Day - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 30, 2017 - Crown Heights

There is tons to explore at the BCM and Tuesdays are dedicated to the museum's permanent exhibits. Together with your child, can you find an authentic West Indian Day Parade costume? Have you met the Madagascar hissing cockroaches in the greenhouse? Can you try your dance moves in Global Beats?

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through May 30, 2017 - Peekskill

Mystified by math? Puzzled by a project? Homework help is here! Stop in and see the teacher on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (Please note: no Homework Help on May 4, 18, and 29)

Slavic Soul Party - Barbès
Through May 30, 2017 - Park Slope

Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s last five albums (NY Underground Tapes, Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (tapan/snare/darabouka).

Silver Arrow Band - Drom
Through May 30, 2017 - New York

The Silver Arrows are a premium 3-14 man band that are specialists in high-energy music for festivals, events and private functions - at a sensible price. We pride ourselves on having a "cooler-than-average" song list that is never cheesey, and focuses squarely on filling your dance-floor. With the Silver Arrow Band you'll get the best musicians in the country, playing your favourite music. The Silver Arrows play a wide variety of tunes, but our trademark specialty is up-tempo festival-style music - capable of everything from chart classics, funk grooves, soul, swing/jazz to current top 40 and dance hits. On one night we might be playing completely 1950s rock n' roll, and on the next night, only 80s hits. Or a mixture of eveything- you really have to see it live to understand!

Cute as a Button Flower - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2017 - Garden City

May flowers are blooming in the Museum this month! Join us and create your own colorful, cute-as-a-button flower!

Petite Picassos Draw & Paint - Mini Monet
Through May 31, 2017 - Sayville

Use chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers while learning how to draw animals, people, and works by famous artists. Class reinforces recognition of colors and shapes, and builds fine motor skills.

Sculpture, Clay and Upcycled Art - Mini Monet
Through May 31, 2017 - Sayville

Use found objects in the Sculpture class to create fun animals out of clay, wood, bottle caps and more.

Storytime in Nolen Library - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2017 - Upper East Side

Gather around to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt (admission not required for this element).

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
Through May 31, 2017 - Old Westbury

Tai Chi, a unique form of "moving meditation" calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit. Sessions taught by professional Tai Chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, are designed for all experience levels.

The Mandingo Ambassadors - Barbès
Through May 31, 2017 - Park Slope

Every Wednesday Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970's. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz's guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. "Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system" Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

Sylvia's Story Time - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2017 - Crown Heights

Join a BCM Educator for this interactive story time.

Night Late - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through May 31, 2017 - New York

Julio Torres (SNL) Once a month, a team of late night writers selects one of the UCB's top performers and builds an entire late night talk show pilot around their distinct personality. Each time, every part of the previous show is completely dismantled and the new host enters to inspire a new theme, new structure, bits, field pieces, graphics, music, guests, and stunts -- the new host rising from the previous show like a phoenix/Muse hybrid. For one late night, our performer is deified. Night Late: it's the UCB Theatre's Late Night Monster Machine

Shanté Paradigm Smalls - Rubin Museum
Through May 31, 2017 - New York

Meditation session led by Shanté Paradigm Smalls. Can't make the program? Check back in after the event to hear a podcast recording of this session in the Rubin Media Center. New recordings are uploaded weekly. For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Mindfulness meditation offers not only refuge, but an opportunity to engage more consciously with the world around us.

Empowered Parenting: Tools for Raising a Preschooler with Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop - Kennedy Child Study Center
Through June 01, 2017 - East Harlem

A four workshop for parents. Learn a “Toolbox” of strategies to maintain a strong connection with your child, set reasonable limits and expectations, address sensory needs at home and in the community, and reduce personal and familial stress. These workshops are geared towards parents and caregivers of children under the age of four who have recently received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), or are in the process of having their child evaluated. Participants will discuss the early signs of ASD, and the distinct challenges the diagnosis can present for families as they learn to adjust, adapt, and become advocates for their children. The workshop series is completely free to attend; though advanced registration is requested. Breakfast and transportation reimbursement will be available. This event is made possible through the generosity of the New York City Council Autism Awareness Initiative and in partnership with the Kennedy Child Study Center.

Family Shabbat: Grades K-3 - Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Through June 02, 2017 - Upper West Side

Celebrate Shabbat through story, song, and prayer and experience creative and engaging teachings from the Torah through this interactive musical service led by Rabbi Samantha Natov. Enjoy challah, grape juice, and mini-muffins on Friday and a bagel breakfast on Saturday. Sep. 9, 24; Oct. 14, 29; Nov. 11, 19; Dec. 9; Jan. 6, 28; Feb. 4; March 4; April 7, 29; May. 5, 20; June 2.

Open Adult Dance and Conditioning Classes - Steffi Nossen School of Dance
Through June 02, 2017 - White Plains

Introducing our NEWLY inspired Open Adult Dance and daily Body Conditioning classes starting Monday, October 17th, 2016. From everyday fitness to fabulous fun through dance. Tap - Jazz - Ballet - Pilates - Body Conditioning - Yoga. For a full class schedule visit our website at www.steffinossen.org/Adult Classes/

Excerpt - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 02, 2017 - Midtown

For generations, artists have used text and books to challenge the purveyors of knowledge and to trouble the certainty of facts. Books are often thought about, researched and developed at the expense of marginalized groups, especially black people. Working with text and books, many artists seek to subvert historical paradigms of narrative control and dissemination of knowledge. These artists’ methods include physically breaking down the medium, pushing the scope of text and blurring the lines of the written word and the visual landscape. Excerpt explores how artists use books and language as a form of resistance, putting pressure on the way knowledge is written and shared. Through reworking our reading, these artists provide new understanding for themselves and viewers. Excerpt features approximately fifteen artists. Alumni of the Studio Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program, including Sadie Barnette, Bethany Collins, Meleko Mokgosi and Xaviera Simmons, figure prominently in the exhibition, along with Glenn Ligon, Gary Simmons, Kara Walker and more. Excerpt is organized by Adeze Wilford, The Studio Museum in Harlem/MoMA Curatorial Fellow.

PlayBright Playdates - Whitby School
Through June 02, 2017 - Greenwich

Playbright Playdate events are free, fun, and a great opportunity to network, play, and socialize. All events run from 9:30am-10:30am, and are hosted rain or shine at the preschool playground and covered play area. Repeats on 5/12, 5/19, and 6/2.

Women x Women Art Fair Presented by Tictail and Absolut Art - Tictail Market
Through June 02, 2017 - New York

In 1989, feminist activists the Guerrilla Girls famously reported that less than 5% of the works in the Modern Art section at the Met were by female artists—but that 85% of the nudes were women. In 2012, the group did a recount. The numbers had barely changed. In response to this, Tictail and Absolut Art have partnered together to launch Women x Women, a discovery based art-tour in New York City’s Lower East Side that highlights emerging female artists and puts female representation back into the hands of women.

Kids Short Story Connection Workshops - Greenburgh Town Hall
Through June 03, 2017 - Greenburgh

An ongoing creative workshop for kids who love to write. In a round-table setting (led by published authors/teachers), small groups of peers explore creativity, create new works, read works aloud, peer critique and support each other's growth.

Songs For Extraordinary People - Barbès
Through June 03, 2017 - Park Slope

Author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his five-piece band, presents this highly geeky A/V presentation of some of the most fascinating individuals in the world. Subjects include Larry Walters, who used 45 helium balloons too carry himself into the sky and Marie Curie, who discovered radium, and whose notebooks, to this day, are still too radioactive to handle. Featuring: Michael Hearst, Ben Holmes, Allyssa Lamb, Kate Gentile, and Jonti Siman.

Postcommodity: Coyotaje - Art in General
Through June 03, 2017 - New York

Art in General presents a newly commissioned installation by Postcommodity, marking the collective's first solo exhibition in New York. Composed of artists Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist, Postcommodity's multidisciplinary practice reveals and examines Indigenous cultural narratives and their relationships to broader social, political, and economic dialogues and actions. For the exhibition Coyotaje, Postcommodity continues its several years-long investigation of the military and economic life of the US-Mexico borderlands, highlighting the complex dynamics between US Border Patrol, the communities living in the San Pedro River Valley region, and individuals moving across the border. The exhibition is made possible through Art in General's New Commissions Program, and is included in a season-long exploration of the politics related to geographic boundaries and the histories, possession, and accessibility of land. As part of the project, Postcommodity engaged the US Border Patrol in a dialogue on the role of decoys in its offensive and defensive operations. Decoys are sometimes used by Border Patrol agents to apprehend individuals trying to cross the border, to push passage in specific directions, and to discourage migration into the United States. Given that many individuals encounter decoys in darkness, they have become shrouded in mythology, taking on auras and personas drawn from local folklore and oral traditions. Coyotaje will feature large-scale sculpture inspired by these conversations and Postcommodity's intimate knowledge of the Douglas/Agua Prieta landscape, as well as a multi-channel sound work that references sonic decoys used by border agents. Conceived as potentially functional decoys, the works highlight the peculiar nature of these forms, as they represent both the tactical needs of agents and the cultural manifestations of those who encounter them. Moving the conversation on border security beyond simplistic, mass-oriented appeals, Coyotaje instead examines the real-life experiences of those living and moving near and around the border. Postcommodity's work breaks down some of the arbitrary and falsely-created barriers among peoples of this region, and looks to establish new constructs that speak more readily to the social, geographic, and cultural histories of these borderlands. Postcommodity was formed in 2007. The collective is comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist, and has previously included other artists living in the Southwestern United States. Postcommodity has presented work across the United States and around the world, including Australia, Belgium, and Canada. In 2015, Postcommodity installed the much-acclaimed public work Repellent Fence at the US-Mexico border near Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, SON, marking the creation of one of the largest public art installations by two nations. Postcommodity is also featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial and documenta 14.

LOU - The Paradise Factory
Through June 03, 2017 - New York

Theatre 4the People will present the World Premiere of Haley Rice’s LOU, directed by Kate Moore Heaney, May 19-June 3 at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, Second Theater) with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets ($25) may be purchased in advance at http://lousalome.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. A limited number of pay-what-you-can tickets will be reserved for every performance, in an attempt to keep theatre accessible to all. The performance will run approximately two hours, with one 15-minute intermission. LOU is the story of Lou Salome, one of the first female psychoanalysts and an accomplished writer, poet, novelist and early scholar of the psychology of female sexuality. Lou had deeply intimate relationships with Freud, Nietzsche, and Rilke, along with other great thinkers of the day. Her brilliance matched (if not surpassed) that of these great men, though her work is hardly known. Through Salome’s search for identity and fight to claim her place in a world dominated by men, the question arises: how far have we truly come? An all female cast comes together to reclaim her story, portraying these men through the mind and memory of the great Lou Salome. The cast will feature Mieko Gavia (Summoned with Black Revolutionary Theater Workshop), Natasha Hakata (This Just In! with Crashbox Theatre Company), Erika Phoebus (Kiss It, Make It Better at The New Ohio), Jenny Leona* (The Beekeeper’s Daughter at Theater for the New City), Olivia Jampol (member of The Bats at The Flea), and Valeria Avina (The Colors of Frida at Teatro SEA) with Costume Design by Katja Andreiev (Beardo with Pipeline Theatre Company), Sound Design by Almeda Beynon (Mytho? Lure of Wildness at Abrons Arts Center) Lighting Design by Becky Heisler (We Are Animals at The Brick), and Set Design by Marisa Kaugars (Scorched with The Araca Projects). *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.

Exhibition: Wilderness Camp - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 04, 2017 - Crown Heights

Brooklyn Children’s Museum announces a new exhibit, Wilderness Camp, an indoor experience that brings the great outdoors to family audiences through role-play and the exploration of nature. This interactive installation created in partnership with contemporary artist Tattfoo Tan, gives families the opportunity to explore how we interact with and rely on nature for our basic needs and resources. Kids and their caregivers will learn about different ways of creating shelters, plants that provide food and building materials, and techniques that transform natural materials into functional, everyday objects. Wilderness Camp offers visitors the opportunity to take on the roles of outdoor explorers and gain a heightened appreciation of our precious natural resources that we can all work toward preserving. Exhibit components include immersive tent structures containing activities like macramé and shadow puppets, a campfire ring for storytelling and programs, graphic posters of step-by-step survival techniques including food preservation, campfire building, and tool making, and an interactive display of cultural objects from BCM’s collection alongside Tan’s artworks that utilize similar materials and techniques. Opportunities for role-play abound, as children and their caregivers put on a backpack filled with some of the necessities of wilderness exploration- a compass, canteen, mess kit, magnifying glass, net, blanket, tools, and a map of local trails and green spaces to explore.

South Street Seaport Museum announces new Exhibition The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo - South Street Seaport Museum
Through June 04, 2017 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum announces new Exhibition The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo January 29 – June 4, 2017 from 11am – 5pm, Wednesday – Sunday Opening Reception: January 28, 2017 from 6-8pm, RSVP Only In celebration of the unparalleled restoration currently underway in the South Street Seaport Museum’s flagship, the museum announces its second post-Hurricane Sandy exhibition, The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo beginning on January 29, 2017, open Wednesday – Sunday 11am-5pm, at the Museum’s mezzanine gallery level, accessible from the main entrance of the Museum on 12 Fulton Street. An Opening Reception with Live Tattoo Demonstration and a Silent Auction will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 6-8pm, RSVP required. Visit southstreetseaportmuseum.org for reservation info. The exhibition is included with Museum admission: South Street Seaport Museum members: FREE, $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $6 for children ages 2 – 17. Tickets can be purchased online at http://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/ or in person at 12 Fulton St. The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo explores Augustus “Gus” Wagner’s (American, 1872-1941) early life as a merchant mariner and tattoo artist who traveled the world, from 1898-1902, and his return to the United States as a professional tattooist and tattooed man. Gus Wagner was born in 1872 in Marietta, Ohio, a trading and boat building town on the Ohio River. At age twelve he saw his first heavily tattooed man, "Captain Costentenus the Greek Albanian," in a traveling show. As a young man he hit the road as an itinerant salesman and laborer. In 1897 he boarded the cargo steamer Bellona at Newport News, Virginia, thus embarking on a four-year career as a merchant seaman. By traveling around the world, Gus Wagner got to know many seaports: Vera Cruz, London, Cape Town, Sydney, Auckland, Honolulu, New York, San Francisco, and others. It was during this time that he discovered the art of tattooing. He claimed that he learned to tattoo from tribesmen in Java and Borneo who showed him how to use traditional hand-made tools. By 1901, Gus reportedly had 264 tattoos of his own, (and over 800 by 1908) allowing him to promote himself as "the most artistically marked up man in America.” After briefly moving home to Ohio, Gus embarked on a forty-year career as a traveling tattooist, tattooed man, and circus performer. He largely eschewed the new electric tattooing machines that transformed the art form after 1890, and remained faithful to his hand-held instruments. With other wandering artists, he carried tattooing inland from coastal ports, making it part of the culture of small-town America in the 20th century. The exhibition will show original and reproduced artifacts from the Seaport Museum’s Alan Govenar and Kaleta Doolin Tattoo Collection such as tattooing tools, a selection of tattoo flashes (drawings and sketches, on recycled paper based materials, displaying variations of tattoo designs) and a selection of pages from the artist’s scrapbook – a 400 page book composed of press clippings, postcards, business cards, sketches, and photographs, that relate to his introduction to tattooing as a sailor. Due to the fragile condition of the collection, most of the artifacts will be shown via reproductions. A video will show the turning of the pages of Gus Wagner’s various canvas books, like Gus’s clients were doing nearly a century ago. The exhibition will familiarize viewers with hand tattoo techniques, and make the case for the importance of researching, documenting, and preserving tattoo collections in museums and research institutes. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 28th, 6-8 pm. Two live tattooing demonstrations, with Gus Wagner original designs, will be part of the event, thanks to Daredevil Tattoo Museum’s co-owners Michelle Myles and Brad Fink. A silent auction will also happen during the evening. Auction items include two gift certificates for two Gus Wagner tattoos that Daredevil’s co-owners would make at a later date; one walking tour of New York City’s tattoo history sites by Michelle Myles; and a few rare signed copies of publications and films on tattooing. All funds raised during the evening will be dedicated toward the conservation of the South Street Seaport Museum’s tattoo collection. Lectures and all-ages public programs will take place throughout the length of the exhibition in collaboration with Daredevil Tattoo Museum, New-York Historical Society, and Tattly. The exhibition is curated by Alan Govenar, with Martina Caruso, Collections Manager and Registrar, and Michelle Kennedy, Collections Assistant at the Seaport Museum. The design and art direction is curated by Rob Wilson and Christine Picone of Bowne Printers, the Museum’s historic print shop. This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funds are provided by Communities Foundation of Texas, Daredevil Tattoo Museum, Tattoo Archive, and the Paul Rogers Tattoo Research Center. Alan Govenar (Exhibition Curator) is a writer, folklorist, photographer, and filmmaker. He is president of Documentary Arts. Govenar has a B.A. with distinction in American Folklore from Ohio State University, an M.A. in Folklore and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Arts and Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the author of twenty-nine books, including Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound, Stompin’ at the Savoy: The Story of Norma Miller, Extraordinary Ordinary People: Five American Masters of Traditional Arts, Untold Glory: African Americans in Pursuit of Freedom, Opportunity and Achievement, Jasper, Texas: The Community Photographs of Alonzo Jordan, Deep Ellum: The Other Side of Dallas, Portraits of Community, and The Early Years of Rhythm and Blues. Stoney Knows How: Life as a Sideshow Tattoo Artist, Govenar has written numerous articles on tattooing and has co-authored with Ed Hardy three books on tattooing Flash from the Past: Classic American Tattoo Designs 1890-1965, Art for Life, and Beyond Skin. Govenar’s film, Stoney Knows How, based on his book by the same title about Old School tattoo artist Leonard St. Clair, was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and was selected as an Outstanding Film of the Year by the London Film Festival. Govenar has also produced and directed numerous films in association with NOVA, La Sept/ARTE, and the corporation for public broadcasting for broadcast and educational distribution. The off-Broadway premiere of Govenar’s musical Texas in Paris received rave reviews in The New York Times and Huffington Post. ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM South Street Seaport Museum is a non-profit cultural institution located in the heart of the historic Seaport district in New York City. Founded in 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, a maritime library, a maritime craft center, and a fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”

Hello from Japan - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through June 04, 2017 - New York

Back by popular demand, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s Hello from Japan! exhibit is returning to the Children’s Museum (212 West 83rd Street) beginning Jan. 20 through May 14, 2017. The interactive traveling exhibit, which garnered great attention and praise during its 2015 run at the museum, transports families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words. Located in the museum’s Lower Level Gallery, the 1,500-square-foot exhibit invites families to explore an immersive, child-sized Tokyo streetscape and Shinto park. Visitors learn how time-honored Japanese traditions co-exist with the contemporary culture of kawaii-inspired graphics and products, characterized by round figures, vibrant colors and a whimsical, cute aesthetic.

Seeing You - The High Line Room
Through June 04, 2017 - New York

At once narcotic and eye-opening, Seeing You is a collaboration between Randy Weiner and Ryan Heffington. General Admission reservations allow access to SEEING YOU at your chosen entry time. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes for moving through the venue, there is no seating during the show.

A Year with Children 2017 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through June 04, 2017 - Upper East Side

This annual exhibition and arts program has been running for 46 years! It showcases artworks by students (grades 2-6) who participated in the Guggenheim’s artist-in-residence program in New York City public elementary schools - Learning Through Art. Each of the five boroughs is represented by more than one hundred creative and imaginative works, including collages, drawings, found objects, installations, paintings, poems, and prints.

Family Discovery Weekends - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through June 04, 2017 - Prospect Heights

Experiment, learn, and play together in the Discovery Garden. Hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats and in the vegetable garden encourage families to explore nature together. Create a nature-based craft, artwork, or invention with Discovery Garden docents.

Strawberry Festival - Garden of Eve Farm
Through June 04, 2017 - Riverhead

Enjoy a hayride the Family Fun Fields as well as a visit to the friendly farm animals, the Pedal Kart Track, Hay Tower, spider web, and more. Seasonal weather permitting, the U-pick Strawberry patch will be open, and you can enjoy strawberry-themed activities like make-your-own strawberry shortcake, learning about strawberries, and more. Check status of picking online at gardenofevefarm.com.

Brooklyn Open - Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch
Through June 05, 2017 - Prospect Heights

Teens enjoy an open mic event where poets, spoken work artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. Run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.

Community Dance Class - BRIC House Ballroom
Through June 05, 2017 - Fort Greene

All ages and skill levels are welcome to join this series of community dance classes taught by Ronald K. Brown and members of his company, Evidence, A Dance Company. Evidence, A Dance Company blends traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word providing a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. These community classes, accessible for all ages and skill levels, are rooted in the company's fusion aesthetic and are the perfect alternative to another boring day at the gym. Come discover the joy of dance. No previous experience necessary.

SACRED SPACES HIMALAYAN WIND AND THE TIBETAN BUDDHIST SHRINE ROOM - Rubin Museum of Art
Through June 05, 2017 - Chelsea

Sacred Spaces invites visitors to reflect on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places. For the second iteration of the exhibition, the Museum commissioned an installation by Soundwalk Collective in collaboration with sound artist Francisco López called Khandroma: Himalayan Wind, which transports visitors to the high Himalayas through sound. In the spring and summer of 2016 Soundwalk Collective and Francisco López traveled to Upper Mustang, Nepal, to record the sounds in and surrounding the world's highest monasteries—the flapping of prayer flags, the chanting of blessings, the echoes of wind from the valley below, and the interplay of sound and silence. These sound environments will be presented as a multi-channel audio installation through state-of-the-art speakers, creating an immersive and meditative experience. Visitors can also interact directly with Khandroma by playing individual tracks from the soundscapes at dedicated listening stations. A video installation filmed by Soundwalk Collective's founder Stephan Crasneanscki complements the audio experience by showing cyclic, kaleidoscopic imagery of prayer wheels and prayer flags evoking the notion of repetition and permanent change. Visitors can also enter the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, an immersive installation inspired by a traditional shrine that would be used for offering, devotion, prayer, and contemplation. Art and ritual objects are presented as they would be in an elaborate household shrine.

Busy Learners Creative Art Class - Tot Town
Through June 05, 2017 - Crown Heights

In this class, young toddlers will be encouraged to apply what they see, hear, smell, and touch in their daily lives to their individual masterpieces.

Creative Expeditions - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through June 06, 2017 - Roslyn Harbor

This program gives families a chance to witness their child experience success in a welcoming and creative learning environment. Throughout the course of this program parents and caregivers will gain skills in behavioral methods that they can employ when bringing their child into a community setting. Families will engage in fun interactive gallery experiences that provide opportunities for everyone to look at and talk about art in a group setting followed by hands on art making activities that encourage experimentation with new materials, processes and creative play.

Portal to Dreams, Elemental Realms, and Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography - Agora Gallery
Through June 08, 2017 - Chelsea

Agora Gallery ventures deep into the imagination this May with three group exhibitions of extraordinary range. Portal to Dreams collects six daring artists, several of whom are painters playing with the limits of colors and shape in abstraction. There is also a digital artist who creates uniquely slow-paced animations and another who riddles traditional narrative scenes with intriguing gaps. Elemental Realms brings together a select group of artists with the objective of interrogating texture, both within and on top of the painted surface. A few different participants put the medium of paint through its paces: dabbing it, tossing it, cracking it, and layering it. One artist combines acrylic with gold leaf to create a new kind of physical texture that enters the viewer's space in a subtle way. In both of these shows, traditions are overturned and expectations are defied. Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography is an examination of the storytelling qualities of photography. Whether they're using surreal compositions, extreme close-up, unnaturally saturated colors, or pointed symbolism, these artists take digital photography to new heights. All three exhibitions open May 19, 2017 and run through June 8, 2017 with a joint opening reception on May 25 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free. Exhibition Dates: May 19, 2017 – June 8, 2017 Reception: Thursday, May 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_5_19_2017.aspx Featured Artists: The Portal to Dreams Ricardo Vivanco | Stan Adard | Carlos Puig | Julio Lopez Vietri | Alagir | Mali Lasker Elemental Realms Donna Broder | Bulsby "Buzz" Duncan | Wojciech Tut Chechli?ski | Iftah Geva | Marlene Kurland | Isabella S. Minichmair | F. Pavon | Menno Vos | Kankan Ramos Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography Mohamed Bengriba | Marco Carnaroli | Estelle Choe | Aitor Izaguirre Ansa | Olga Loschinina | Chet B. Simpson | Wallace About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need. Image: Aitor Izaguirre Ansa, Catelsa 1, Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper, 16'x24'

Han Youngsoo: Photographs Of Seoul 1956–63 - International Center of Photography
Through June 09, 2017 - New York

This exhibition is the first major U.S. showing of the work of Korean photographer Han Youngsoo, who captured the dramatic transformation of Seoul in the years after the end of the Korean War. After taking part in bitter frontline fighting as a young South Korean soldier during the Korean War (1950–53), Han Youngsoo returned to Seoul at the conflict's end and found a devastated, impoverished city. Choosing photography as a profession, he witnessed a period of profound transformation in Seoul that saw the rapid creation of a modern city and urban society. His photographs, rarely seen outside of Korea until now, offer a fascinating window onto the changing everyday lives of the city's inhabitants during a historic moment. Han Youngsoo: Photographs of Seoul 1956–63 has been organized by ICP Adjunct Curator Christopher Phillips and Waterfall Mansion & Gallery, New York City, with the collaboration of the Han Youngsoo Foundation, Seoul.

The James Brown Soul Revue - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through June 09, 2017 - New York

The Godfather of Soul!!, Mr. Dynamite!!, Mr. Please, Please, Please!!, Soul Brother Number One!!, and the Hardest Working Man in Show Business!! these are the many names of Mr. James Brown one of the most dynamic and influential artists in the 20th century of popular music. The James Brown Soul Revue recreates the fun, energy, soul, funk, and excitement of the James Brown Show featuring multi-talented comedian/impressionist/tribute artist LLoyd Diamond as James Brown. Lloyd Diamond as James Brown, dances, sings, and has amazed audiences all over the country with his dead on embodiment of James Brown. This is NOT a parody or a lip synced show! You'll hear such timeless classic hits such as "Sex Machine", "Get on the Good Foot", and "Papa's Gotta Brand New Bag". Adding to the authenticity of the James Brown tribute show is original JB's bassist Fred Thomas. Mr. Thomas has worked with James Brown for over 30 years and can be heard on such funk classics as "Hot Pants", "The Payback", and "Make it Funky". The James Brown Soul Revue is a show you'll want to see again and again. SO COME GET DOWN WIT YO' BAD SELF IN NEW YORK TOWN TO THE FUNKY, FUNKY SOUND of Mr. JAAAAAMES BROWN!!! Lloyd Diamond was born and raised in New York City. As a child, Lloyd had a gift for doing impressions of Jerry Lewis, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, among others. He loved making his family and friends laugh. His friends in high school encouraged him to pursue a career in comedy. One night his brother took him to an open mike at the New York Comedy Club and he was bit by the performing bug ever since. Lloyd performed while in college. Since then he's appeared at the Comic Strip, Stand up NY, Caroline's, New York Comedy Club, and Boston Comedy Club. He's appeared on the Comedy TKO segment on "Showtime at the Apollo", "Good Morning America's Make Us Laugh All Night Long Competition, "Jane Hanson's New York "Chapelle's Show" and "America's Got Talent". Lloyd also sings, dances does impersonations. and plays drums. He was invited by Sandy Hackett, son of the legendary Buddy Hackett, to play Sammy Davis Jr. in his production of "The Tribute to the Rat Pack" in Las Vegas. Although his most popular character is Sammy Davis Jr, Lloyd also does impersonations of James Brown, Ray Charles, Chris Rock, Jerry Lewis, Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson and many others. Still loyal to his stand-up roots, Lloyd performs his unique brand of comedy in clubs and colleges across the country. Lloyd leaves audiences laughing with his boundless energy, charisma, physical comedy, and clean material. He's a comedian with a wide range of impressions, characters, voices, and facial contortions. Lloyd continues to make a name for himself as a well rounded entertainer. Lloyd Diamond >> Lloyd Diamond @ YouTube >> Lloyd Diamond @ GigSalad >> Fred Thomas @ Reverbnation >>

Sport Academy - YMCA East Hampton RECenter
Through June 10, 2017 - Westhampton Beach

Children become not only better players, but better people as well. This progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels provides professional instruction to learn, lead and succeed. Fair play, positive competition, and family involvement are encouraged.

Boro-Linc: Queens Art Workshops - Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
Through June 10, 2017 - Jamaica

Join Master Artist and Jamaica, NY Resident Emmett Wigglesworth in his JCAL Studio for a diverse series of workshops, sponsored by Lincoln Center Boro-Linc and Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. Work together to build life-sized sculptures of animals, dinosaurs, and even parts of your own body, with papier maché, plaster, and tape. These community-engaged projects will be displayed at the JCAL Community Gallery at the end of the season.

Life's A Real Dream- Lard Dog & The Band of Shy - Peoples Improv Theater
Through June 10, 2017 - Kips Bay

This quirky and surreal show for all ages is a unique combination of music that has drawn comparisons with Devo, Rocky Horror and the B52s (!) Life's A Real Dream is an all-ages musical extravaganza that promotes positive messages of creativity, acceptance, and frivolity - with massive amounts of absurdism thrown in. Lard Dog and his 6-piece Band of Shy invite you to their unique audio-visual universe, complete with catchy songs, multi-media graphics, and interactive props - including a pretzel toss. Come play along and slurp the noodle of life—for Life's A Real Dream! Best for ages 5 and older due to loud noises and visuals.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - BAM
Through June 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

Directed by James Macdonald | 2017 With Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway, and Imogen Poots

Ami and Tami: an immersive musical fable - The Blue Building
Through June 11, 2017 - Midtown

An immersive musical fairytale for children and families. Ami and Tami, trapped inside by their overbearing parents, long for adventure in the outdoors. Fed up with their house and bored of homework, the siblings escape into the unknown, enchanted forest. Their magical journey sends them into the clawed clutches of the Evil Humm, the surprisingly upscale lair of Yaga the Witch and the exciting depths of their own imaginations.

Teen Compass: Autism and the Arts - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through June 13, 2017 - Roslyn Harbor

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

Alexis Michelle - 54 Below
Through June 13, 2017 - New York

It Takes A Woman… An Evening with Alexis Michelle Alexis Michelle is all powdered, pink, and ready for her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut! Join us for a humorous and poignant memoir detailing how Alex Michaels, a boy from SoHo emerged as Alexis Michelle, New York's premiere theatrical drag queen! With songs ranging from standards like "Bill" to classic character numbers like "A Call from the Vatican" and new interpretations of contemporary pop hits, Alexis is certain to bring you the sweet things in life with this one-of-a-kind cabaret experience! Music Direction by Brandon James Gwinn Produced by James Will McBride

Tiny Tot Yoga - Tot Town
Through June 13, 2017 - Crown Heights

In this exploratory and energetic class, teachers use play, movement and song to establish a foundation of yoga for children. Yoga challenges children to learn their bodies, through poses (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama) and concentration. Your child will be amazed by what they can do. Students will be introduced to mindful practices, the importance of partnership and what it means to be a community. Each class concludes with a trip to the “secret garden” (savasana).

Mommy and Tot Yoga - Tot Town
Through June 13, 2017 - Crown Heights

Mommy & Tot Yoga is a fun and unique bonding experience for moms and children under 12 months. This class allows mom the opportunity to regain strength and tone muscle. Move through the physical postures of yoga while engaging in songs and other exploratory movement to engage mom and baby. Come in a joyful, non-judgmental and accessible way to practice yoga, postpartum. Crying babies, diaper changes and feedings are a welcomed part of the experience.

Hello from Japan! - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through June 14, 2017 - Upper West Side

Experience Tokyo’s vibrant culture in the return of one of CMoM's most popular exhibits. Families will be transported to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words. There will also be fun programming running alongside the exhibit.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full-Frame Exhibitions Tours - Rubin Museum
Through June 14, 2017 - New York

Let us guide you through Henri Cartier-Bresson's travels in India. Learn how these stunning photographs reflect a time of immense political and social change, as partition and independence transformed the subcontinent. Explore photographs of India in the mid-twentieth century, including images from Gandhi's last days, captured vividly by the pioneering photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004). "Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full-Frame" is organized by the Rubin Museum of Art in collaboration with Magnum Photos and the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation. Generous support is provided by The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, David Solo, an anonymous donor, and contributors to the 2017 Exhibitions Fund.

Free Mommy and Me PlayGroup - Rockland Jewish Academy
Through June 15, 2017 - West Nyack

Come join free playgroups at RJA once a month. Registration is required. Contact Rebecca Weiss at 845-627-0010 ext 104 or email weissr@rocklandjewishacademy.org to register.

Mommy and Me - PS 307
Through June 15, 2017 - Vinegar Hill

PS 307 hosts Mommy and Me playdates for ages 2 and 3 every month this school year from 9 to 10 am in the family resource center at the school. Story time, STEM activities, arts and crafts and more. Open to the entire community.

Aleph Bet Ship Exhibit - Jewish Children's Museum
Through June 15, 2017 - Crown Heights

Climb Aboard! Discover and explore the Hebrew Alphabet through an interactive and hands-on experience.

WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO - PARKSIDE LOUNGE
Through June 16, 2017 - New York

New York: Due to popular demand, the 60’s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo will extend its run for a third time, at the Lower East Side’s Parkside Lounge through June 2017. Beginning April 6th Wongo will play Thursday and Friday at 8pm. Tickets include a Wicked Wongotini are $45 and can be purchased by visiting www.PlanetWongo.com or by calling 866.811.4111. Wild Women of Planet Wongo, the wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful warrior women who have never seen men, is extending for a third time, now through June 2017 at Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston). Presented by Not Too Fancy Productions, LLC. NEW PLAYING SCHEDULE - BEGINNING APRIL 6, 2017 Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm (doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain) April 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st May 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th June 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, & 16th

Wild Women of Planet Wongo - Parkside Lounge
Through June 16, 2017 - New York

Wild Women of Planet Wongo is a wacky, B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful warrior women who have never seen men. Wongo invites audience members to participate in interactive Planet Wongo Game Breaks which take place during both 10-minute intermissions and allow audience members to play and win “out of this world” prizes.

Creative Arts Program - YMCA East Hampton RECenter
Through June 17, 2017 - East Hampton

Learn to paint, write, draw, or act. These programs offer a creative outlet that kids crave and require for a balanced life.

Massimo Vitali: Disturbed Coastal Systems - Benrubi Gallery
Through June 17, 2017 - New York

Benrubi Gallery is pleased to announce Disturbed Coastal Systems, the latest exhibition by internationally acclaimed photographer Massimo Vitali. The subject of Vitali’s latest exhibition is the intersection of land and sea, the end of the terrestrial human habitat and the beginning of the aqueous. As is usual for Vitali, the pictures are heavily populated and feature an elevated, distant perspective that captures thousands of square meters in the frame, simultaneously magnifying the grandness of the landscape and multiplying the human presence. These are landscapes, but they’re also crowd scenes. Individuality is less important than the tribe, and the very idea of the frame is threatened by the enormity of the scenes they attempt to contain.

'Alice in Wonderland' - Studio Theatre LI
Through June 17, 2017 - Lindenhurst

Alice falls down a rabbit hole and takes a fantastic journey through Wonderland. Don't miss this musical adventure the whole family will be sure to love.

KJ Denhert - 55 Bar
Through June 17, 2017 - New York

Kj Denhert- Vocals & Guitar Aaron Heick - Saxophone Adam Klipple - Keys Mamadou Ba - Bass Ray Levier - Drums

High School Musical - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Through June 17, 2017 - Smithtown

One of the biggest pop-culture phenomena in recent memory, High School Musical topped the music charts and broke records within weeks of it's 2006 Disney Channel premiere. Follow the antics of East High's most popular student and "the new girl" as they fall in love and audition for the school musical. Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad, Taylor and the rest of the gang are all ready to come alive on your stage in this fun-tastic, family-friendly show that only Disney can bring you.

An Artist of Her Time: Y. G. Srimati and the Indian Style - The Met
Through June 18, 2017 - New York

This is first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Indian artist Y. G. Srimati (1926–2007). Raised in the heated climate of the independence movement—she performed devotional songs for Mahatma Gandhi—Srimati explored themes from Indian religious epic literature and visions of rural culture, asserting traditional subject matter as part of a conscious expression of nationalist sentiments. This exhibition, drawn from The Met collection and private collections, features 25 watercolor paintings, augmented by musical instruments, archival photographs, and performance recordings.

The 29th Annual Contemporary Art Education Exhibition - Gallery at BRIC House
Through June 18, 2017 - Fort Greene

BRIC presents The 29th Annual Contemporary Art Education Exhibition, showcasing the creative works of students from over 30 public schools, grades K-12, who participated in BRIC’s school-based residency programs that bring contemporary artists and their studio practices into the classroom.

KAJAHL : OBSCURE ORIGINS - Tillou Fine Art
Through June 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

TILLOU FINE ART will present Obscure Origins, the first comprehensive solo presentation in New York City of paintings and studies by Brooklyn-based artist KAJAHL. This exhibition presents a focused survey of KAJAHL’s portraits, which combine iconography from African, Asian, European, and Pre-Columbian traditions. The fusion of these symbols results in the creation of enigmatic artworks that foreground the forgotten past and reanimate minor artifacts of history into transformative assemblages. KAJAHL draws inspiration for his paintings from visiting historic sites, mining archives, books, museums and the internet, and then uses these resources to create new iconographic mythologies and narratives. This results in the manifestation of hybridized entities that he produces and transforms into grandiose figures. Obscure Origins spotlights this diverse cast of characters ranging from majestic deities, royal leaders, scientists, cryptid like amphibians to seafaring explorers. KAJAHL places these subjects in various habitats tightly occupied inside their own unique universe that radiate a mesmerizing and tantalizing effect. He adroitly melds materials and objects in his paintings, blending together disparate elements to create a new fiction as the figures he depicts defy and obscure classification. For example, in Aquatic Submerged III, he paints an oxidized iron torso that seamlessly fuses into a jadeite greenstone bust. In Scientific Method I, we see a figure seated in front of what appears to be altered hieroglyphs, meddling with strange cadavers and undefined creatures. Here, KAJAHL incorporates still life and portraiture to explore the outer limits of appropriation and identity. Alongside these paintings, a series of small studies will also be included in the exhibition. Amulets, funerary effigies and fragmentary busts are rendered with a striking use of expressive brushwork, reflecting both his command of the medium and versatile ability to construct alternate realities through a variety of painting techniques.

Symphonics Live: the Prosperity of Kindness Edition - Bowery Poetry Club
Through June 18, 2017 - Bowery

Symphonics Live is the multidisciplinary evening produced and hosted by Shawn "Mr. Symphonics Live" Randall. Symphonics Live is an evening that showcases the finest poets and singer/songwriters in NY. Along with elements of dance and improvisation, Symphonics Live promotes Generosity, Love, and Creativity through the continual exploration of humanity through performing and visual arts. Symphonics Live has performed for crowds of people at the the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club, Highline Ballroom, Joe's Pub, Zipper Factory Theater, and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York.

Learn to Play Lacrosse - I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground
Through June 19, 2017 - Staten Island

Children between the ages of 7 and 12 will learn the basics of lacrosse while having fun!

Gateway Storytime at the AMNH - American Museum of Natural History: Discovery Room
Through June 19, 2017 - Upper West Side

Story hour for ages 2-5. Space is limited and tickets are distributed at the Discovery Room on a first-come, first-served basis for sessions at 10:15am and 11:15am. All visitors must have general admission tickets to obtain Gateway Storytime passes.

Tot Shabbat - Sutton Place Synagogue
Through June 20, 2017 - Sutton Place

A program for the youngest congregants (5 and younger) to discover the wonders of the Shabbat service and become comfortable in synagogue surroundings. Your child will learn basic Shabbat prayers and symbols, dance in the Torah parade, hear stories on the weekly Torah portion and recite prayers over challah and grape juice. Join the Kiddush downstairs afterward.

Toddler Time - Long Island City Library
Through June 20, 2017 - Long Island City

Children ages 1-2 and their caregivers enjoy interactive storytelling, songs, rhymes and an letter of the week craft.

Jesse Chun: 25 Hours - 99 Plymouth
Through June 20, 2017 - DUMBO

Twenty Five Hours, a site-specific exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Jesse Chun, transforms data about the Brooklyn waterfront and the East River’s tides into visual poems. Chun began the project by collecting information from diverse sources before using various methods of digital manipulation, printing, painting and drawing to create visually engaging works of Concrete Poetry. The result is an installation of text-based paintings on canvas, and pigment prints on paper and organza.

Book Worms - Walker Park
Through June 23, 2017 - Staten Island

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Art in Action - Walker Park
Through June 23, 2017 - Staten Island

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Soccer Training Camp - Walker Park
Through June 23, 2017 - Staten Island

Children ages 6 through 13 will be able to participate in a variety of physical exercises while learning the basic fundamentals of soccer. Registration is required.

Friends the Musical in Concert: I Was There for You - 54 Below
Through June 23, 2017 - New York

Welcome back to your favorite rent controlled Greenwich apartment with the six friends you still can't get over. Join the famous gang from Friends in the parody, I Was There for You. The fan-favorite, 90s sitcom pivots back into your lives in this original musical comedy. Hear beloved moments from the show musicalized with songs like, "Unagi," "When Were You Under Me?", "The Chandler Bing Job Interlude," and of course, "I Was There for You!" If you would love to hear Joey rap, Phoebe riff, or a caffeinated six part harmony, could this be a better show for you? Music & Lyrics by: Rachel Lind Book by: Rachel Goddard Orchestrations by: Steven Esposito The cast includes: Rachel Goddard as Rachel Nathan Goodrich as Chandler Rachel Lind as Monica Michael Pigliavento as Joey Emily Kay Shrader as Phoebe Jordan Weagraff as Ross

Uhuru Classes for Kids with Cumbe - Brooklyn Ballet
Through June 24, 2017 - Boerum Hill

Registration is now open for the Winter/Spring 2016 Children’s Semester “Uhuru” classes at Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance inspire toddlers to express themselves and explore their creative side with song, drumming, dance, and play. WINTER/SPRING 2016 YOUTH PROGRAM Uhuru with Olatunji Ojore (Free and Creative Movement) Mondays (Ages 1-2)10:30-11:15am at Brooklyn Ballet Fridays (Ages 2-4)10:30-11:15am at Brooklyn Ballet Uhuru (the Kiswahili word for “freedom”) is a series of creative movement classes featuring a combination of song, dance, and play – designed to ignite children’s creative voices and nurture their freedom of expression. Olatunji is proud to continue Jamie Philbert’s signature pedagogy and help build a foundation for a life-long creative practice. This is a lively class for toddlers who are comfortable on their feet, featuring games, interactive stories, and dance, drum, and song sequences. Parent/guardian participation is required. DATES: Semester runs January 11 – June 17 Make-up week: June 20-24 There will be no class on 3 Mondays: Jan 18, Feb. 15, & May 30. PRICES:Monday Semester (21 classes): $294 Friday Semester (24 classes): $336 Drop-in price: $17 LOCATION:Brooklyn Ballet is at 160 Schermerhorn St. (btw Hoyt & Smith St.) You can register online at: http://www.cumbedance.com/youth-classes-camps/ About Olatunji Ojore: Olatunji is a Brooklyn-born percussionist, visual artist, and educator. With a focus on West African and Afro-Caribbean drumming, Olatunji uses rhythm as a learning tool, integrating traditional drumming and early childhood education. In his exciting and interactive lessons, Olatunji takes young learners on a musical journey around the world, introducing them to various instruments and rhythms along the way. As a children’s educator, one of his main goals is to create a safe space that inspires creativity, imagination, and children’s natural love of learning. Olatunji’s love for the art has brought him to stages, class rooms, and communities around the world. He can presently be heard drumming with Ghanaian drum orchestra Akoko Nate and Ropeadope recording artist Underground System.

Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family - Clay Art Center
Through June 24, 2017 - Port Chester

Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family Looking for something relaxing, creative and fun to do this Winter/Spring for the whole family. Take part in Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Class, Saturdays from 2-4pm. One-time classes for adults, children and families interested in experimenting with clay for the first time. Professional ceramic artists guide themed weekly projects. Every Saturday beginning January 21 through June, 2017. Children under 12 must attend with a guardian. Fee: $25 Adult, $15 Children under 12 & seniors, $5 firing fee (per piece). Ages 5 – 99. Call to reserve a space starting at 10am on the Saturday you wish to attend. 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573, Tel: 914-937-2047 www.clayartcenter.org

A World Full of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD - Onassis Cultural Center New York
Through June 24, 2017 - New York

From March 9 through June 24, 2017, the Onassis Cultural Center New York presents A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD, a groundbreaking exploration of emotional life in ancient times and its contemporary reverberations. Prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, the exhibition brings together more than 130 masterpieces from internationally renowned museums—including the Acropolis Museum; National Archaeological Museum, Athens; Louvre; British Museum; and Vatican Museums—many of which will be on view in the United States for the first time, and some of which will be seen for the first time outside Greece. Together, these objects provide a timely opportunity to think about the role of feelings in our personal, social, and political lives, while helping to advance the relatively new field of the history of emotions. A World of Emotions is the centerpiece of a dynamic spring season at the Onassis Cultural Center New York that includes newly commissioned artwork by artist Jannis Varelas, as well as public programming featuring actress and director Fiona Shaw, philosopher Simon Critchley, and author John Freeman, among others. The exhibition will be on view exclusively at the Center. WHERE: The Onassis Cultural Center New York is located in midtown Manhattan, in Olympic Tower, 645 Fifth Avenue at 51st Street. WHEN: A World of Emotions is on view Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with extended hours on Thursdays until 9:00 pm, and also open to the public on Family Sundays. ADMISSION: Admission to the Onassis Cultural Center New York is always free.

Fritz Henle Photographs - Throckmorton Fine Art
Through June 24, 2017 - New York

THROCKMORTON FINE ART (www.throckmorton-nyc.com) will present an important exhibition of photographs by the German-born 20th century photographer, FRITZ HENLE, at its New York gallery from April 27 – June 24, 2017. According to Spencer Throckmorton, "photo-historian Helmut Gernsheim called FRITZ HENLE 'the last classic freelance photographer.' He was one of those fortunate individuals for whom the tumultuous years before and after World War II generated an ability for him to constantly reimagine and retool his life and work. His German Father, a surgeon, had a talent as an amateur photographer and encouraged young Fritz, who graduated from the Bavarian State Institute for Photography in 1930. Then his work for American art historian Clarence Kennedy funded a series of explorations that took him to Italy, the Mediterranean, Greece, North Africa and the Middle East for three years. He photographed people in urban and rural settings, at work, at study, and at play. "An opportunity to photograph the Orient and India in 1935 and 1936 placed him in a locale few European photographers had access to. Henle shot the magnificent architecture and landscapes as well as the conditions he saw on the streets of Indian cities, in Peking and at the Port of Shanghai. His first exhibition, in fact, was at the Mitsubishi store in Tokyo and he published his first monograph, "This is Japan," in 1937. When political turmoil made Western travel to these lands even less likely, Henle's images of Asian society gained notoriety in both German and American periodicals." Visitors to the Throckmorton exhibition will see vintage and modern prints that feature a broad range of Henle's subjects, including images of New York City, Mexico, China and Paris; fashion; nudes; industry; and portraits of famous personalities. Henle liked exploring different genres of photography, and was well known for his travel and fashion photographs as well as portraits and documentary images. With Germany's situation worsening by 1936, Henle embarked for America, first spending several months in Mexico to obtain a visa. He wound up socializing with some of the key personalities working there including Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco and Carlos Chavez. But he also captured images of the simple workers and campesinos as he moved around the country. Once Henle got to New York he became one of the earliest contributors to LIFE magazine, in 1937, which published more than 50 picture stories and five covers by Henle. New York was where he could make the most of his photojournalist vision as well as develop his skills producing commercial images for the great fashion publications of the time, such as HOLIDAY, TOWN & COUNTRY, ELLE, MADEMOISELLE and HARPER'S BAZAAR. His fashion photographs won tremendous praise for innovation by taking models out of the studio and photographing them in more natural settings outdoors. Known as "Mr Rollei" for his lifelong devotion to the twin-lens Rolleiflex camera he used throughout his career, Henle found the large 2.25 square format film provided one of the brightest and clearest screens for composition, detail, flexibility and creative expression. In 1938 Henle won a two week assignment from LIFE to shoot every aspect of pre-war Paris society from the horse races to the street life. It was a unique opportunity to record a citizenry on the brink. With a journalist's vision he captured everyday scenes showing women chatting, a housewife carrying her baguette, people at a café, and a well-known shot of a woman on a chair mimicking the pose of a Roman God statue above her. It resulted in a disappointment when LIFE chose not to publish his pictures. Then, in 1944, just before DeGaulle triumphantly entered Paris the French photo editor of The New York Times heard of Henle's pre-war Paris cache and published a four page spread in The New York Times Sunday magazine, a turn-around-success underscored when Henle published his fourth monograph, "Paris," in 1948. Henle became a U.S. citizen in 1942. He spent the war years working for the Office of War Information shooting industrial and military sites. In 1945, Henle co-founded the American Society of Magazine Photographers. In the 1950s Henle's work for The Cities Service Oil Company led him to assignments in North and South America, as well as the Hawaiian Islands and the Caribbean and resulted in two more monographs on Hawaii, in 1948 and The Virgin Islands, in 1949. Henle moved with his family to the Virgin Islands in 1958 and made it his home for the rest of his life. Demand for his widely acclaimed commercial photography for travel industry clients unfortunately clouded his reputation as a fine art photographer for many years. It was not until 1980 that American collectors were re-introduced to Henle's fine art images when New York's Witkin gallery mounted a 50-Year Retrospective Exhibition. After that Henle was tireless about building a lasting legacy and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center maintains a permanent archive of his work with almost 200,000 well-conserved negatives and nearly 2000 vintage prints. Fritz Henle photographs are now in the permanent collections of major institutions among them New York's Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography, The Museum Ludwig, The Kunsthaus, and The Center for Creative Photography. An exhibition called "Fritz Henle: In Search of Beauty", marking the centenary of his birth, was held at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin in 2009. Roy Flukinger, curator of the Henle exhibition and senior research curator of photography at the Ransom Center, said, "Henle remained the champion of what he defined as 'beauty' in photography and, regardless of the subject matter he encountered, always strove to find an aesthetically pleasing approach to what came before his camera." Recognized for the clean and sharp elegance of the photographs, Henle's art was unrestricted by convention or popular trends. "Fritz Henle: In Search of Beauty" illustrates why Henle's photography continues to be recognized for its artistry, eloquence and insightfulness. "You will spend the rest of your life learning to see light. It will not take you long to learn all about the camera, but you will never come to the end of discovering about the effects of light itself. The only rule is to watch the world about you, even when you have not got a camera in your hand." – Fritz Henle Throckmorton Fine Art has been a leader among New York dealers in showing the most important contemporary Latin American photographers at its New York gallery at 145 East 57th Street. Gallery founder Spencer Throckmorton has also pursued a long held interest in Pre-Columbian art and Chinese jades and the gallery has continually staged important exhibitions and published numerous publications on those subjects. The gallery's commitment to connoisseurship is underscored by its sales to such major museums as The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, along with the Reina Sofia in Madrid. Portions of collections the gallery was instrumental in forming have been donated to the Louvre. The gallery loans examples on a regular basis to such significant institutions as the National Gallery in London. As the premier dealer offering vintage and contemporary Latin American photography, Pre-Columbian art, Chinese jades and Tribal art, Throckmorton Fine Art participates in internationally acclaimed fairs, including The Winter Antiques Show in New York each January, AIPAD and during March offers Chinese Jades during ASIA WEEK.

Haydn Piano Sonata in B minor, Hob XVI:32 Schumann Noveletten Op. 21 No. 2, No. 3, No. 8 Cornelius Cardew We Sing for the Future! Rzewski Ruins and Wake Up (from Dreams, 2015) Bobby Mitchell, piano - Bargemusic
Through June 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

Neighborhood Family Concerts — a one hour performance, including a Q & A session with the musicians (no intermission): May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 3, 10, 17, 24 Doors open 15 minutes prior to concert. The program is announced at the performance. NO reserved seating.

Voice Cult: Come Sing - House of Yes
Through June 24, 2017 -

Voice Cult: Sing. Connect. Express. Heal. Singing together can be closer than touching. ::::: About Voice Cult ::::: Every human voice is a REAL voice. You were born singing. You have been singing since the beginning of time. Through our voices we connect, align, vibrate, express, process, remember, forget, wish, apologize, forgive, go into altered states, heal ourselves and each other, flee, find, talk to dead grandfathers, lure each other into love, become our own mothers, and paint the room with iridescence If you can speak, then you can sing - even if you have only ever croaked out thin ratchety wisps of songs and especially if your mom told you that you were tone-deaf in the fourth grade. If you are a great singer, come because you love singing, the more the merrier. We sound like ourselves here. What will we sound like together? Let's feel things. Singing together can be closer than touching. At Voice Church we learn, over time, the body awareness and sensations which signal healthy singing. We engage in the long-standing, frequently challenging, and utterly worthwhile process of restoring the alignment of our vocal instruments. We learn about vocal health and vocal sustainability. ::::: Daisy Press ::::: Daisy Press is the head priestess of our Voice Church. She is a prominent interpreter of experimental classical music in the US and Europe, and a gypsy street artist. As the principal singer at the House of Yes, she has most likely brought you to tears and perhaps to your knees in Ketamine: the Musical, The Xmas Spectacular and many more. As a vibrant and compassionate teacher, Daisy utilizes a powerful synergistic mix of Western classical/pop vocal technique, sound healing, and North Indian ragas to coax her students into a fully-embodied, joyful manifestation of their vocal, emotional, and spiritual potential. To share a room with her is already a healing magical experience, to sing with her is a rare privilege. The event is donation based. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. // ALL AGES WELCOME // Doors at 1:30PM | Singing starts at 2PM | Brunch & Bottomless Mimosas available 11AM-4PM ::::: Upcoming VOICE CULT dates ::::: Sat April 29 Sat May 20 Sat Jun 3 Sat Jun 24 ::::::: Community and Accessibility ::::::: This is a space for everyone to feel welcome and loved. Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia will not be tolerated at our House. All entrances and spaces within the venue are single-level and handicap accessible. Gender neutral bathrooms are easily located in the main room.

Saturday Night Fever - Theatre Three
Through June 24, 2017 - Port Jefferson

You should be dancing. Saturday Night Fever is the iconic story of Tony Manero, the kid from Brooklyn, who wants to dance his way to a better life. Fueled by the legendary Bee Gee score, this retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Humble paint store clerk by day, dance king by night, Tony lives for Saturday night at the disco where each week the nightclub falls under the spell of the music's beat and Tony's astounding dance routines.

Film Forum Jr. Screenings - Film Forum
Through June 25, 2017 - Soho

Enjoy classic movies at this family screening event, every Sunday.

Family Yoga - BambooMoves
Through June 25, 2017 - Forest Hills

Similar to the kids yoga classes, participants will find more interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together. The class will include beginner's yoga poses, breathing exercises, games, and relaxation.

Shinique Smith: Secret Garden Laughing Place - Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
Through June 25, 2017 - Harlem

Children are encouraged to crawl inside and physically engage with this vibrant installation by artist Shinique Smith. Part labyrinth, part abstract painting. This exhibition expands the Museum's year-long survey of the question "What does it mean to be a global citizen?"

Family Sundays at the Rubin Museum - Rubin Museum of Art
Through June 25, 2017 - Chelsea

Sunday workshop for families. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy a family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search. In May learn how to create beautiful marbled paper. In June make elegant photograms through a cameraless photographic process. Impress elements of nature or personal objects onto paper to for a fun and effortless print. Celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of the Buddha Shakyamuni through the festival Saka Dawa. To honor the Buddha, use sacred geometry to create detailed, blueprint-like drawings of the Buddha.

The Aesthetic Movement in America - The Met
Through June 25, 2017 - New York

This installation highlights a great strength of The Met collection—arts of the late 19th-century Anglo-American Aesthetic movement. Featuring a range of art furniture, ceramics, stained glass, metalwork, textiles, painting, and sculpture—most from the Museum's permanent holdings and a few select loans—the display explores Aestheticism as a cultural phenomenon of its time that promoted beauty as an artistic, social, and moral force, particularly in the domestic realm. The catalyst for the phenomenon's widespread popularity in the United States was the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition, held in Philadelphia, and Aestheticism remained a driving force through the late 1880s, especially in New York. The period witnessed the flourishing of an artistic culture and lifestyle movement that also encompassed painting, sculpture, and works on paper; the proliferation of art publications, clubs, and societies; an intense interest in collecting and decoration; and the founding of the nation's major art museums. Aesthetic furnishings and objects were intended for fully integrated domestic spaces—as seen, for example, in The Met's latest historical interior, the Worsham-Rockefeller Dressing Room, on view nearby—and reveal the progressive tastes and collaborative spirit of the era.

Simple Gifts: Shaker at The Met - The Met
Through June 25, 2017 - New York

The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing—also known as the Shakers—is a utopian religious sect that rose to prominence in America in the 19th century. The Shakers distinguished themselves from mainstream American culture by establishing communities centered on the equality of the sexes, collective property, pacifism, and industry. This installation features more than two dozen works from The Met's permanent collection, including furniture, textiles, and tools, that reflect the Shakers' life and art. These objects embody the Shakers' characteristic, minimalist designs and careful craftsmanship, both of which strongly influenced 19th-century counterparts in the external world as well as 20th- and 21st-century modern artists, performers, collectors, and museums. From the 1930s to '60s, collectors Faith and Edward Andrews cultivated relationships with surviving Shaker groups in New York and New England and accumulated the most comprehensive collection of furniture, textiles, and archival objects from the Believers. In 1966, The Met acquired numerous works from the Andrewses' collection, several of which are on view in this installation. In addition, Shaker artifacts are grouped near paintings by artist Charles Sheeler (1883–1965) and a video projection of Martha Graham's modern dance Appalachian Spring, which was performed on a stage set designed by Isamu Noguchi and choreographed to Aaron Copland's timeless musical score. The blending of historic and modern artwork in this installation provides a compelling narrative on the legacy of Shaker design from the 19th through the 21st century.

'Mamma Mia!' - Westchester Broadway Theater
Through June 25, 2017 - Elmsford

Based on the catchy songs of the Swedish pop group ABBA, Mama Mia is set on the Greek island of Kalokairi. A 20-year-old woman named Sophie wants to have a traditional wedding and hopes her father will walk her down the aisle, but there's one problem: she has no idea who her father is! With help from her mother’s journal, she narrows the possibilities down to three men.

The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome - The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Through June 25, 2017 -

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine mounts an exhibition showcasing its collection of The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome which will be open from Tuesday, March 21, 2017 until Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). The twelve-panel tapestry series, the Life of Christ, was originally installed at the Vatican and the Barberini family palaces before coming to America at the end of the nineteenth century. This exhibition brings together the series for the first time in many decades. In 2001, a major fire destroyed the Cathedral's north transept and seriously damaged several of the Life of Christ tapestries. The Textile Conservation Laboratory, renowned worldwide for its work on antique and modern textiles, has spent the past 16 years cleaning and conserving the tapestries, culminating in this highly anticipated exhibition. Fragments from one of the most heavily damaged tapestries will be displayed in the exhibition, along with text and illustrations providing a fascinating glimpse into the advanced methods and painstaking care required to return the series to its original glory. A variety of educational programs will accompany the exhibition, including family and school workshops focusing on craftsmanship and guilds. Other events during the course of the exhibition will include gallery tours, hands-on art projects, and a self-guided scavenger hunt incorporating many of the Cathedral's sumptuous artworks. Program and workshop prices vary, with special events available for adults and children of all ages. Entry to the Cathedral and the exhibition is free with a suggested contribution of $10. For more information about the exhibition, please visit the Cathedral's event page.

Crafts For Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through June 25, 2017 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.

Sensory Garden Sundays - Planting Fields Arboretum, Coe Hall
Through June 25, 2017 - Oyster Bay

Exciting new programming for families where children will have the opportunity to see, taste, touch, smell and listen to the wonders of the Sensory Garden. Call or email education@plantingfields.org to register.

Science in the Park: Woodlands - Alley Pond Park
Through June 25, 2017 - Douglaston

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.

Oklahoma - John W. Engeman Theater
Through June 25, 2017 - Northport

This is the show that set the standard for all future musicals by incorporating music, lyrics and dance into a well-crafted serious story. Oklahoma spins the tale of the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys in the Indian territory of Oklahoma at the turn of the twentieth century. This provides a colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Nominated for Seven Tony Awards® and winner of a Pulitzer Prize, it's filled with some of the most recognized songs in theatre, including "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "People Will Say We're in Love," and of course, the resounding "Ok-la-hom-a."

Aerobics - Massapequa Public Library
Through June 26, 2017 - Massapequa

Learn movements to improve cardiovascular efficiency, increase you flexibility and tone your body. Low impact means no strenuous exercises. You'll be fit without pain! Dress comfortably. Wear sneakers. Bring water. Bring a mat. If you want to get the most from your workout, bring weights - 1 to 3 lbs. are ok. Pre-registration is required.

Parkinson's Dance - The Steffi Nossen School of Dance
Through June 26, 2017 - White Plains

Join a free movement class based on the internationally acclaimed Dance for PD program, a collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group. The teachers are professional dancers trained in the Dance for PD® method. Classes address PD specific concerns: balance, coordination, flexibility, gait, and physical confidence while simultaneously developing artistry, grace, and creativity. Enjoy a dynamic and fun hour of dance and artistic exploration in a group setting. Bring a partner, friend, or caregiver! No dance experience necessary. Stand up or sit down, as you like. Weekly classes present movement sequences drawn from ballet, jazz, modern dance, musical theater, folk dance, tap, improvisation, and social dancing – all to the music of the Great American Song Book, classical, pop, and jazz. Contact Judith Ross at 914-328-1900 or jgr@steffinossen.org to register.

Little Movers - Tot Town
Through June 26, 2017 - Crown Heights

In these fun and practical classes, you will learn techniques for nurturing your baby’s development and sense of self through touch, movement, facial expression, rhythm, and song. For ages 5 weeks to 4 months.

Crawlers and Cruisers - Tot Town
Through June 26, 2017 - Crown Heights

In these fun and practical classes, caregivers will learn techniques for nurturing a baby’s development and sense of self through touch, movement, facial expression, rhythm and song. This class teaches parents touch and movement techniques from the Child’Space Method, but almost everything is done “on the move”. For ages 7 months to 1.5 years.

Rockers, Rollers, and Pre-Crawlers - Tot Town
Through June 26, 2017 - Crown Heights

In these fun and practical classes, you will learn techniques for nurturing your baby’s development and sense of self through touch, movement, facial expression, rhythm and song. Parents and caretakers learn to support and encourage learning movements that will become the building blocks for balanced, coordinated sitting, crawling, walking and more.

Bowery Slam - Bowery Poetry Club
Through June 26, 2017 - Bowery

The New Generation of Slam, hosted by Ashley August. Signups and doors at 8pm. 5 Slam Slots (3, 3-minute poems), first come, first served. $10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $7

Sensory Tuesdays - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through June 27, 2017 - Valley Cottage

For children with sensory issues and those with autism, this program offers fun structured activities with decreased auditory and visual stimuli in a less crowded environment with limited class size.

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live - Riverside Park South
Through June 29, 2017 - Upper West Side

Musical story time for ages 5 and younger. Hosted by Moosiki Kids.

Taking it to the Streets! The Art + Design of Posters and Flyers on the Lower East Side in the 80s + 90s - Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
Through June 29, 2017 - New York

Before Twitter and Facebook people had to use the streets to organize, their messages wheat paste posted right on a pole. It was the era of 'xeroxcracy' and the streets were the gallery walls. The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space is pleased to partner with ABC No Rio in Exile as they prepare to build their new facility on Rivington Street. The exhibition is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts. OPENING: Thur May 4 at 7:00pm HOURS: Tues, Thurs-Sun 12:00-7:00pm Show runs until Thursday, June 29

'Journey to Space' 3D Movie - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2017 - Corona

This 3D movie celebrates space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research, and a vision toward our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit — a manned mission to Mars within a generation. Moviegoers will learn about the important role of the International Space Station, uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart. 20 minutes.

Tiny Giants 3D Movie - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2017 - Corona

A chipmunk in a wild wood is forced to grow up fast when he finds himself alone for the first time. Facing experienced rivals and huge predators, our hero must find the courage to gather enough acorns for winter. Unless he crams his huge cheeks and subterranean winter store with at least one hundred nuts, he’ll never have the energy to survive. Narrated by Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Tiny Giants 3D will transport audiences into our miniature hero’s astonishing world, showing that the smaller you are, the bigger the adventure. With jaw-dropping drama this pioneering film reveals the great courage and skill essential for one of our planet’s smallest creatures to succeed in a titanic battle for survival. 20 minutes .

The Genius of Geoffrey Holder - Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL)
Through June 30, 2017 - Jamaica

The Genius of Geoffrey Holder February 1, 2017- May 30, 2017 Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm Free and Open to the public. Miller Gallery Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) 161-04 Jamaica Ave. Jamaica, NY 11432 718-658-7400 As a choreographer, designer, director, and actor, Holder is well represented in all of the research and circulating collections of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. In this exhibition, he is honored for his career in dance and theater, his Tony Award-winning work as director and costume designer for The Wiz, and contributions to the repertory of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theater of Harlem.

Shear Madness - Davenport Theatre
Through June 30, 2017 - Midtown

America’s hilarious whodunit created by Bruce Jordan in 1976 is known for its long, long runs in both Boston and Washington D.C. (It has also been translated into 23 foreign languages for 105 productions worldwide.) In the interactive performance, theatregoers get to solve the crime. Set in a local hair establishment that turns into a wacky murder scene, the play is filled with up-to-the-minute humor and is different every time you see it! Call or visit website for playing schedule.

Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London - New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA Cafe
Through June 30, 2017 -

The Society of London Theatre and London's Victoria and Albert Museum have partnered with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center to celebrate the extraordinary story of the world's two greatest theatrical districts, London's West End and New York's Broadway in a ground-breaking new exhibition—Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London. Curtain Up celebrates the coincidence of two anniversaries of the biggest awards for commercial theatre: 40 years of the Olivier Awards in London and 70 years of the Tonys® in New York. By telling the story of the plays, musicals and productions that have won both an Olivier and a Tony Award, Curtain Up explores the craft and collaboration that creates spectacular international theatre. Visitors will be able to explore and interact with unique collections from both the V&A and The Library for the Performing Arts highlighting how the theatre districts of both cities have flourished and developed since 1976. Highlights include costumes and masks from Disney's The Lion King; the original costume designs from The Phantom of the Opera by Maria Björnson shown alongside the costume worn by a recent West End Phantom; a celebration of the international hit, A Chorus Line; and the original set models for In the Heights, Arcadia, and War Horse. Film clips from notable theatre productions from the V&A's National Video Archive of Performance (NVAP) and NYPL's Theatre on Film and Tape archive (TOFT) are embedded throughout.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Purple Mat Yoga
Through June 30, 2017 - Northvale

A yoga practice for moms/dads or grandparents with the their child. Ages 2-4 years old. Encourages children to an early yoga practice with games, music, poses, and the benefits of aromatherapy.

Exhibition: Upon These Shoulders - The African American Museum
Through June 30, 2017 - Hempstead

A timely exhibition about the pivotal role of African-American women/mothers in shaping the family. Call for more information.

Swale, A Floating Food Forest - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6
Through June 30, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Built from recycled materials and set atop a 130x40 foot barge, Swale was created with two goals in mind: to highlight the function of food as a public resource in cities and to show that recycled materials can be made into productive and aesthetically pleasing structures. Visitors to Swale will see persimmon, bok choy, yucca, onion, tomatillos, herbs and other perennial fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. Water to nourish the plants is taken directly from the East River and filtered through slow sand and activated carbon filters. Rainwater is collected from the rooftop of the Biome Arts Greenhouse Theater, a pavilion on the barge that serves as a performance space, activist meeting area, and artist gallery. Partnering with local schools and organizations, Swale will host a variety of interactive progams and events focused on sustainability and the environment, arts and culture, and health and wellness. Throughout its stay, visitors can attend yoga classes, performances, lectures, and workshops.

SUMMERWORKS 2017 - The Wild Project
Through July 01, 2017 - New York

Our 22nd Season! showtimes & tickets: May 20 - July 1 Festival Passes are available from $49-$250 FESTIVAL PASSES ON SALE NOW! featuring three brand new plays: THE WORLD MY MAMA RAISED by Ari Stess directed by Kip Fagan May 20th – May 30th OF GOVERNMENT by Alex Borinsky directed by Jeremy Bloom June 5th – June 15th a co-production with True Love Productions WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME by Heidi Schreck directed by Oliver Butler June 27th – July 1st Clubbed Thumb commissions, develops and produces funny, strange and provocative new plays by living American writers. Clubbed Thumb is a groundbreaker, with a precise curatorial vision and a remarkable track record for launching artists’ careers; and an incubator, nurturing plays, collaborations, and above all artists, through thoughtfully deployed resources, opportunities, mentorship and hospitality. Clubbed Thumb’s plays vary in style and content, but are always 90 minutes or under. They feature substantial and challenging roles for both men and women, are questioning, formally inventive, theatrical, and exhibit a sense of humor. Since its founding in 1996, the company has presented nearly 100 productions, and has been awarded 5 Obies, including the Ross Wetzsteon award for sustained excellence.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - The Village Vanguard
Through July 03, 2017 - New York

The Roof - Brookfield Place
Through July 05, 2017 - Battery Park City

Floating above the Winter Garden, The Roof is a site-specific suspended sculpture by Thai artist, Pinaree Sanpitak that celebrates collaboration and coexistence. The Roof is composed of translucent canopies hanging among the Winter Garden palm trees that create a literal but temporary 'roof.' Made from raw silk, glass fiber, non-woven fabric, wires, hooks, chains and aluminum modular truss, The Roof was constructed to interact with the architecture of Brookfield Place — as well as the palms and the people who pass through each day, forming a delicate, surreal shelter within the walls of the Winter Garden.

Carole J. Bufford: The Fearless Females of the 1960s - 54 Below
Through July 06, 2017 - New York

You Don't Own Me: The Fearless Females of the 1960s With music made famous by Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, Carol King, Lesley Gore and more! Carole J. Bufford returns Feinstein's/54 Below with the debut of her brand new show, "You Don't Own Me," celebrating the songstresses of the 1960s. Putting her own inimitable spin on these classics, Carole will delve into and celebrate a time of great change and transition in America and across the pond. The musical and cultural landscape was never the same after these bold and daring women planted their flags and ensured their voices were heard. A recipient of the Nightlife, Bistro and BroadwayWorld Awards for Outstanding Vocalist, Carole has become one of the most sought after young performers on the American jazz & cabaret scene. Carole recently enjoyed a highly praised 10 month solo run at New York's Birdland Jazz Club. Carole has been featured in Michael Feinstein's American Songbook series at Jazz at Lincoln Center. www.carolejbufford.com

Zip, Jump & Climb at Atlas Park - The Shops at Atlas Park
Through July 09, 2017 - Glendale

Featuring NYC's only Zipline Attraction with 3 different challenges, Zip Lining, Rock Climbing, and Extreme Air Jump! No need for wings, a cape, or superhuman powers to fly across the mall! Experience an intense climb without the altitude sickness of Everest or the Andes! Ever wonder what it feels like to be an acrobat? Well now you can! Spring up to 25 feet in the air! For more information, visit www.zipjumpclimb.com

Opening Reception: “From the Streets” - ArtsWestchester
Through July 15, 2017 - White Plains

This urban art exhibition, featuring the “who’s who” of street art, looks at the scope and evolution of graffiti from a 1980s subculture in the Bronx to the prominence of global street art today.

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia - Grey Art Gallery, New York University
Through July 15, 2017 - New York

Myopia is the first retrospective of the work of Mark Mothersbaugh, chronicling the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through the present. Best known as the lead singer of the American New Wave band DEVO, Mothersbaugh has also been a prolific visual artist since the band’s inception. Much of his artwork originates from ink drawings on postcards which he has been producing daily since the 1970s. Filled with outlandish characters and surreal settings, these postcards provide the basic imagery for a large part of his diverse body of work on view which includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, rugs and videos. Combining handmade qualities and elements of consumer culture, Motherbaugh’s work explores the relationship between technology and individuality in an impersonal consumer driven society. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

MUSIC IN THE TUNNELS - Kurt Boone Photo Exhibition Launch Party - Quimby’s Bookstore NYC
Through July 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Kurt Boone's photographs of New York City buskers have been collected in a art photography book, Subway Beats (Schiffer Publishing) and over  50 of those photographs will be on view at the Photo Gallery at Quimby's Bookstore NYC until the end of July,  The April 27th opening party for this exhibition will feature a performance by Natalia "Saw Lady" Paruz. Wine and food will be served. All are welcome.  Kurt is also the author of several books of poetry and a memoir of his days as a messenger in the NYC. Kurt's books are available for sale from Quimby's Bookstore NYC. 536 Metropolitan Avenue (b/t Union Ave & Lorimer St) in Brooklyn, NY Take the  "L" train to Lorimer Street. For additional information, contact  (718) 384-1215 / quimbysbookstorenyc@gmai….  For more  information on Kurt Boone's Books and his other projects, e-mail: bmc20205@aol.com or  go to: kurtboonebooks.com messenger841.com

Cost of Living - New York City Center
Through July 16, 2017 - New York

Cost of Living is the story of four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires over-worked Jess, a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Majok's play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies–abled and disabled– meet each other. Obie Award winner Jo Bonney directs. Cost of Living is presented in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 23, 2017 - Brooklyn

Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern offers a new look at an iconic American artist who had her first solo museum exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, in 1927. Presenting O'Keeffe's remarkable wardrobe in dialogue with iconic paintings and photographs spanning her career, this singular exhibition provides a focused examination of the modernist aesthetic persona O'Keeffe crafted for herself through her dress, her art, and her progressive, independent lifestyle. Included are photographs by such luminaries as Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Philippe Halsman, Yousuf Karsh, Cecil Beaton, Bruce Weber, and others. These images and the garments and artworks on view confirm O'Keeffe's radical rethinking of female identity. Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern examines her drive to overturn the early, reductive characterization of her as solely a woman artist who created "feminine imagery," as well as her often conflicted relationship with second-wave feminists who championed her work in the 1970s. The exhibition also reveals O'Keeffe's commitment to core principles associated with modernism —minimalism, seriality, simplification—not only in her art, but also in her distinctive style of dress.

- Dia - Chelsea
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

Dia presents an exhibition of Kishio Suga's work at Dia:Chelsea at 541 West 22nd Street in New York City. Suga is a founding member of Mono-ha (School of Things), which emerged in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s and developed in parallel with Postminimal and Land art in the United States and Arte Povera in Europe—movements at the core of Dia's permanent collection. Curated by Jessica Morgan and Alexis Lowry, this is Suga's first solo museum show in the United States. In this exhibition, Suga responds to the building's unique history as a marble-cutting facility by recreating his Placement of Condition (1973), a signature installation of cut stones that lean precariously away from each other, but are bound together with wire into a mutually dependent and stable network. This work is on view alongside a selection of other significant historical installations and new works conceived specifically for Dia that explore issues of balance and structure and that respond to the physical parameters of the space. His new commission investigates material equilibrium through a series of interweaving metal rods that are perched on top of wooden uprights. Kishio Suga is made possible by significant support from Marissa Sackler. Generous support is also provided by Blum & Poe, Frances Bowes, Nathalie and Charles de Gunzburg, and Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, with additional support from Estrellita B. Brodsky and the Japan Foundation, New York.

SSSM - Summer Series of Walking Tours - South Street Seaport Museum
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

The South Street Seaport Museum announces this summer's Seaport Walking Tours, illuminating the hidden, forgotten, and overlooked histories of New York's original seaport. Tickets are $15 for Seaport Walking Tours (members $12) and $25 for Special Walking Tours (members $20) and are available at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/seaportwalkingtours. Take a Seaport Walking Tour and discover the seaport district's exceptional, wacky, and, at times, seedy history. Each tour takes attendees not only on a journey through the neighborhood, but through time as well. Hear stories about innovative merchants, hardened criminals, and incredible feats of engineering. Walking Tours are offered from May-July, every Thursday and Friday, and third Saturday of the month (Thurs at 12pm; Fri at 12pm & 2pm; Sat at 12pm, 2pm & 4pm). The Secret Life of the Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge quietly rises above South Street, but beneath its great towers the bridge stands on nearly 150 years worth of secrets. Take a walk from the seaport district to the start of the Brooklyn Bridge promenade near City Hall*. Along the way, hear stories of the bridge's grueling construction, of the incredible lives of its builders, and of the long-forgotten vaults hidden deep within. *Please note this tour does not cross the Brooklyn Bridge. A Wild Tour of the Wickedest Ward The Fourth Ward was 19th century New York's most infamous district of vice and crime, earning it the title of the Wickedest Ward. Take a walk through the Seaport District and discover its seedy past when it was home to rat pits, lady bouncers, and river pirates. Hello, Havana! The Roaring Twenties transformed the piers of the East River into a haven for mobsters, smugglers, and tourists heading to the casinos of Havana, Cuba. From rum runners to luxury liners, discover the forgotten life of the East River waterfront during Prohibition, the Great Depression, and the Cuban Revolution. Special Walking Tours: Titanic's Seaport Join the South Street Seaport Museum's Historian for this special tour to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic. From Schermerhorn Row to the Brooklyn Bridge, the Seaport District is full of surprising connections to many of Titanic's passengers. Come and discover these forgotten ties between the ill-fated liner and South Street. Friday, April 14 at 12pm and 3pm; Saturday, April 15 at 12pm and 3pm Sex, Liquor, and Murder Have you been on the daytime tour of the Wickedest Ward? Now, join the Seaport Museum's Historian for an extended and darker tour of the Fourth Ward. This once a month adults-only (18 and older) evening tour takes you through 19th century New York's most infamous district of vice and depravity. Stories of sordid murders, notorious criminals, and about infamous houses of ill repute will be told as you take a walk through the Wickedest Ward. Fridays, May 26, June 30, and July 28 at 6:30pm Building Tours: Architecture of Trade: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport Discover the treasures hidden inside Schermerhorn Row, one of the oldest warehouses of New York City, and home of the Seaport Museum. Walk up three floors, usually closed to the public, view selected artifacts from the Museum's permanent collection, and walk through the hidden hotels and saloon rooms made famous by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell's story "Up in the Old Hotel." Second Friday and Saturday of each month, through June (Fri at noon, Sat atnoon and 2pm). All tours meet at the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water. ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM South Street Seaport Museum is a non-profit cultural institution located in the heart of the historic Seaport district in New York City. Founded in 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America's National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, a maritime library, a maritime craft center, and a fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of "Where New York Begins."

Ceg & Nolafunk Presents Shaun Martin (Of Snarky Puppy) with the Nat Adderley Jr. Trio - Iridium
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

Bonerama is: Mark Mullins – Trombone / Lead Vocals Craig Klein – Trombone / Lead Vocals Greg Hicks – Trombone / Vocals Bert Cotton – Guitar Matt Perrine – Sousaphone / Electric Bass AJ Hall – Drums Bonerama…has always been hailed as "unlike anything you've ever heard before"… As their sound evolves and changes it's still the best way to describe this 15 year old powerhouse trombone touring band from New Orleans, LA. In addition to changing the way people think about the trombone, the sound of Bonerama has become an influence and contribution to the sound of New Orleans music today. bio6 With newer acts such as Trombone Shorty and Big Sam's Funky Nation joining them on on the national music scene, it's New Orleans that has benefited with a newfound reputation as being a bonafide "Trombone Town". These bands carry the trombone like the trophy it truly is in New Orleans. The band has performed and recorded with countless national artists such as R.E.M., OKGo, Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Jill Sobule and so many more, all while bringing their distinctive sounds from New Orleans to a national spotlight. Festivals and events such as Monterey Jazz Fest to High Sierra Music Festival, Jam Cruise, Bear Creek Festival and of course the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival only outline the extensive festival work this band has under its' name. National television appearances on CNN and HBO (Comic Relief, Treme) have further exposed Bonerama to a wide range of unsuspecting new viewers. While enduring lineup changes, member displacement, tragedy and loss over the years, the song for Bonerama has remained the same; being centered around their beloved trombone & city, while striving for greatness with a fun spirit. Whether it's their inventive covers or funky, rocking originals, Bonerama is calling you to Shake It Baby. To the left and to the right. Or anyway you like it, and all in between. Rest assured, Bonerama will take you on your most memorable RIDE ON THE SLIDE! The new album, Shake It Baby: Shake It Baby is available worldwide: April 23, 2013 Special Guests: Dr. John, Mike Mills (R.E.M.) George Porter, Jr. (Meters), Dave Malone (Radiators) and Mike Dillon (Les Claypool). 12 fresh unreleased studio tracks. This will be Bonerama's sixth major release. Live at the Old Point (2001), LIVE From New York (2004), Bringing It Home (2007), You Are Not Alone (2008, OKGo and Bonerama), Hard Times (2009) The album features robust and colorful packaging created by the popular New Orleans artist, Jamie Hayes.

Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection - MoMA PS1
Through July 30, 2017 - Long Island City

This exhibition brings together work made in the past decade by more than a dozen artists. These recent additions to the Museum's collection explore the unrest, anxiety, and critical reflection that characterizes our world. Responding to today's fierce identity politics and crises of truth, the exhibition includes artworks that construct imagined scenarios or use observation of real events in subjective depictions. In particular, the works consider the vagaries of state violence, the implications of global capitalism, and the contemporary reverberations of transatlantic slavery. These artists look back to traditions both within and beyond the visual arts, such as readymade sculpture, film montage, and folk storytelling, to imagine possibilities for an uncertain future. The exhibition includes works by John Akomfrah, Jonathas de Andrade, Anna Boghiguian, Samuel Fosso, Iman Issa, Cameron Rowland, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kara Walker, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, among others. Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art and Director MoMA PS1; Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography; Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art; Christian Rattemeyer, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints; and Yasmil Raymond, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture. Allianz is a partner of contemporary art at MoMA. Additional support for Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection is provided by the Annual Exhibition Fund. MoMA Audio+ is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through July 30, 2017 - New York

Peter Valera "jumps the blues" all night long. He plays the saxophone from his heart and soul. He "makes the horn speak" communicating a wide range of musical emotions and experiences. Peter gives his all for performances that are unforgettable and just released his first record "Jump Blues" (Four Most Records and Entertainment). As a composer, bandleader, and educator; his unique style is a synthesis of the swingin' sounds of early jazz and the soulful grooves of rhythm and blues. No matter what genre of music Peter plays, he brings his audience on a musical journey with him. His philosophy is that music is lifelong journey and it is not about where you end up, but how and why you got there. Peter's passion for music is undeniable and he has revived the hallowed tradition of the "bar walk", which gets the audience jumpin', shoutin' and dancin' in the streets. When you come to one of his shows, you will leave with a smile on your face! Peter Valera >> Peter Valera @ Facebook >> Peter Valera @ Twitter >> Peter Valera @ iTunes >>

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through July 30, 2017 - New York

Peter Valera "jumps the blues" all night long. He plays the saxophone from his heart and soul. He "makes the horn speak" communicating a wide range of musical emotions and experiences. Peter gives his all for performances that are unforgettable and just released his first record "Jump Blues" (Four Most Records and Entertainment). As a composer, bandleader, and educator; his unique style is a synthesis of the swingin' sounds of early jazz and the soulful grooves of rhythm and blues. No matter what genre of music Peter plays, he brings his audience on a musical journey with him. His philosophy is that music is lifelong journey and it is not about where you end up, but how and why you got there. Peter's passion for music is undeniable and he has revived the hallowed tradition of the "bar walk", which gets the audience jumpin', shoutin' and dancin' in the streets. When you come to one of his shows, you will leave with a smile on your face! Peter Valera >> Peter Valera @ Facebook >> Peter Valera @ Twitter >> Peter Valera @ iTunes >>

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through July 30, 2017 - New York

Peter Valera "jumps the blues" all night long. He plays the saxophone from his heart and soul. He "makes the horn speak" communicating a wide range of musical emotions and experiences. Peter gives his all for performances that are unforgettable and just released his first record "Jump Blues" (Four Most Records and Entertainment). As a composer, bandleader, and educator; his unique style is a synthesis of the swingin' sounds of early jazz and the soulful grooves of rhythm and blues. No matter what genre of music Peter plays, he brings his audience on a musical journey with him. His philosophy is that music is lifelong journey and it is not about where you end up, but how and why you got there. Peter's passion for music is undeniable and he has revived the hallowed tradition of the "bar walk", which gets the audience jumpin', shoutin' and dancin' in the streets. When you come to one of his shows, you will leave with a smile on your face! Peter Valera >> Peter Valera @ Facebook >> Peter Valera @ Twitter >> Peter Valera @ iTunes >>

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through July 30, 2017 - New York

Peter Valera "jumps the blues" all night long. He plays the saxophone from his heart and soul. He "makes the horn speak" communicating a wide range of musical emotions and experiences. Peter gives his all for performances that are unforgettable and just released his first record "Jump Blues" (Four Most Records and Entertainment). As a composer, bandleader, and educator; his unique style is a synthesis of the swingin' sounds of early jazz and the soulful grooves of rhythm and blues. No matter what genre of music Peter plays, he brings his audience on a musical journey with him. His philosophy is that music is lifelong journey and it is not about where you end up, but how and why you got there. Peter's passion for music is undeniable and he has revived the hallowed tradition of the "bar walk", which gets the audience jumpin', shoutin' and dancin' in the streets. When you come to one of his shows, you will leave with a smile on your face! Peter Valera >> Peter Valera @ Facebook >> Peter Valera @ Twitter >> Peter Valera @ iTunes >>

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through July 30, 2017 - New York

Peter Valera "jumps the blues" all night long. He plays the saxophone from his heart and soul. He "makes the horn speak" communicating a wide range of musical emotions and experiences. Peter gives his all for performances that are unforgettable and just released his first record "Jump Blues" (Four Most Records and Entertainment). As a composer, bandleader, and educator; his unique style is a synthesis of the swingin' sounds of early jazz and the soulful grooves of rhythm and blues. No matter what genre of music Peter plays, he brings his audience on a musical journey with him. His philosophy is that music is lifelong journey and it is not about where you end up, but how and why you got there. Peter's passion for music is undeniable and he has revived the hallowed tradition of the "bar walk", which gets the audience jumpin', shoutin' and dancin' in the streets. When you come to one of his shows, you will leave with a smile on your face! Peter Valera >> Peter Valera @ Facebook >> Peter Valera @ Twitter >> Peter Valera @ iTunes >>

Shayne Dark Exhibit - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through July 31, 2017 - Prospect Heights

Shayne Dark is known for making complex sculptures from tree branches, trunks, and roots that evoke nature while taking on majestic new forms. In July 2016, the artist worked on the grounds of Brooklyn Botanic Garden to create a new site-specific, large-scale installation on Cherry Walk.

Hippo Ballerina - Dante Park
Through July 31, 2017 - Upper West Side

NYC Park’s Art in the Parks installation of artist Bjorn Skaarup’s colossal bronze sculpture Hippo Ballerina. Perfect for a selfie!

Mingus Big Band - Jazz Standard
Through July 31, 2017 - New York

Bassist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922–1979) "packed an incendiary mix of soulful music, impassioned politics, cross–genre vision and creative but occasionally self–destructive impetuosity into a three–decade career." (The Guardian) Our acclaimed "Mingus Monday" series continues tonight with two incendiary sets by the mighty Mingus Big Band, which won a 2010 GRAMMY Award for the album Live At Jazz Standard.

Show and Tell: Stories in Chinese Painting - The Met
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

In China, paintings that tell stories serve as powerful vehicles to promote political agendas, endorse cultural values, or express personal thoughts. With masterpieces dating from the fourth century, narrative is the earliest established genre in Chinese painting. This exhibition is the first at The Met to explore the various ways in which Chinese artists have gone beyond mere illustration to convey multiple layers of meaning. Displaying works from the 12th century to the present, this exhibition introduces three distinct modes of pictorial storytelling: multipart illustrations presented in long handscrolls, often punctuated with passages of text; single iconic scenes that evoke an entire story; and generic landscapes or flower-and-bird paintings that acquire narrative significance through the artist's inscription. The exhibition is further organized by theme: historical events, seasonal progression, warfare, journeys, Buddhist and Confucian values, and family and friendship. One special gallery focuses on a grandiose military narrative—that of China's annexation of East Turkestan in the 1750s. The installation, a collaboration among three Museum departments, features a suite of European engravings alongside Chinese weaponry and a painting to show how an emperor exploited art for his own aggrandizement. Contemporary Chinese artists have continued the narrative tradition with an expanded repertoire of subjects and approaches. The examples on display range from reflections on the creative process to critiques of modern technology and government policies. Together, the approximately 60 pictorial works and 30 decorative art objects, most from The Met collection, present a comprehensive view of the narrative genre, demonstrating its expressive versatility and continuing relevance.

Doug Varone and Dancers 30th Anniversary Season - Doug Varone and Dancers/DOVA, Inc.
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

Doug Varone and Dancers 30th Anniversary Season New York City’s famed Doug Varone and Dancers celebrates the company’s 30th Anniversary Season with upcoming performances and intensives. For 30 years, Doug Varone and Dancers has devoted itself to the humanity and virtuosity of dance, reaching out to their audiences well beyond the proscenium arch. This philosophy has earned them the reputation as one of the most respected dance companies working today. Over time, the company has created an expansive legacy encompassing dance, theatre, opera, and film. As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we continue to push audiences’ expectations of how they encounter dance. - Doug Varone The season includes: * January 18–22, 2017 – Dance Affiliates, Prince Theater Philadelphia, PA * February 18, 2017 – TITAS Presents, Dallas, TX * March 4, 2017 – Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester, VA * March 15, 2017 – Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA * March 29 – April 1, 2017 – Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY * May – August 2017 – DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program, Hunter College, New York, NY * July 10-21, 2017 – Victory Dance, The New Victory Theater, New York, NY * June 2017 – Summer Intensive Workshop, Purchase College, Purchase, NY * * August 2-6, 2017 – Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Ted Shawn Theatre, Becket, MA “Doug Varone and Dancers command attention as soon as the curtain goes up. Rarely do you find a choreographer so dedicated to the full and generous complexity of the human spirit. Many choreographers can create interesting movement; few can make it mean so much.” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE “Varone has an unquenchable instinct for expressing the vagaries of the human heart.” – ARTS JOURNAL “This is a company of master dancers, performing masterly choreography.” – NEWSDAY DETAILED SCHEDULE Dance Affiliates, Prince Theater Main Stage, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 January 18–22, 2017, Wed and Thu at 7:30pm, Fri and Sat at 8pm, Sat at 2pm, and Sun at 3pm Presented by Dance Affiliates/NextMove Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers will bring the Philadelphia premiere of ReComposed (2015), which is inspired by Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings and set to an explosive score Dystopia by Michael Gordon. Another program highlight is Possession (1994) — a poignant, powerful and physically-thrilling work set to Philip Glass’ Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and based on A.S. Byatt’s novel. Attend a Post-Performance Chat after the Thursday 7:30PM and Saturday 2PM show. Meet the company, ask questions, and get the scoop on the what’s and the why’s of the creative process. Tickets: $20-$60 Box Office: 215-422-4580 www.princetheater.org/next-move www.danceaffiliates.org TITAS Presents, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201 February 18, 2017 at 8pm Possession (1994 | Major Revival) ReComposed (2015) Tickets: $12-$135 Box Office: 214.880.0202 www.attpac.org Shenandoah Conservatory, Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 620 Millwood Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601 March 4, 2017 at 8pm Tickets: $25 Box Office: 540-665-4569 www.su.edu/performs/event/doug-varone-and-dancers/ James Madison University, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts Mainstage Theater, 147 Warsaw Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 March 15, 2017 at 8pm Possession (1994 | Major Revival), ReComposed (2015), Folded (from in the shelter of the fold) Tickets: $33-38 Box Office: 540-568-7000 www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Harvey Theater - 651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 March 29 – April 1, 2017 Doug Varone and Dancers celebrate 30 years of impassioned choreography with three works representing the past, present, and future of this peerless company. Their major revival of the Philip Glass-scored Possession (1994), inspired by A.S. Byatt’s century-spanning novel of the same name, is an entwined portrait of solitude and desire. Varone’s latest work Folded, set to music by MacArthur fellow Julia Wolfe, renders the intimate interplay between two dancers falling in and out of sync. And in ReComposed, inspired by abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings, dancers careen across a paper-white stage to the crescendos of Michael Gordon’s Dystopia. Tickets: $25-$45 Box Office: (718) 636-4100, www.bam.org/dance/2017/doug-varone-and-dancers DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program, Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, NYC 10065 May – August 2017 Doug Varone and his Company will once again offer DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship, a program designed for emerging choreographers. A unique program celebrating its third year, the entire scope of the mentorship is divided into three distinct parts over the course of several months. 212-279-3344, www.dougvaroneanddancers.org/choreographic-intensive.php Victory Dance, The New Victory Theater at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY July 10 -21, 2017 Doug Varone and Dancers will perform LUX at The Duke on 42nd Street for Victory Dance, The New Victory Theater summer series curated to inspire young people through a diverse roster of NYC-based dance.  Tickets: $10 Box Office: 646.223.3010 www.NewVictory.org Summer Intensive Workshop, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577 Doug Varone and Dancers in partnership with Purchase College will offer an intensive workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers in Purchase, New York. This immersive, three-week experience will offer Daily classes in Pilates, Modern Technique, Phrasework, Ballet, Improvisation, Repertory, Choreography and other special electives; supplemental activities to include lecture demonstrations, repertory showings, social activities, and a final student showing. June 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Ted Shawn Theatre, 358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223 August 2-6, 2017 Praised for its “sheer kinetic force and profound emotional insight” (The Washington Post), modern dance company Doug Varone & Dancers delivers expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess to the Ted Shawn Theatre. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, the company brings ReComposed, inspired by expressionist painter Joan Mitchell’s swirling pastels, set to acclaimed composer Michael Gordon’s tremendous orchestral score Dystopia, among other works to be announced. Box Office: (413) 243-0745 www.jacobspillow.org REPERTORY IN THE SHELTER OF THE FOLD Choreography by Doug Varone Music by Julia Wolfe, Lesley Flanigan, Geoff Gersh, Raz Mesinai, Kevin Keller, Glenn Kotche Faith and belief take many forms, as do the acts of coping, questioning, and the expectations attached to it. Within this intensely intimate work, we explore the physicality of fulfillment and disappointment, and the tension between the comfort one finds in community and the stifling pressure to conform. in the shelter of the fold is comprised of a cycle of six imagistic dances that can be shown as stand-alone works or as an interrelated episodic event. The dance’s score comprises works by six of the most innovative 21st century composers working today. RECOMPOSED (2015), Music by Michael Gordon ReComposed is a visual dance creation inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings, set to Michael Gordon’s explosive score, Dystopia. With gestural, sometimes violent brushwork, Mitchell described her paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” I recognize this visceral energy within my own dance making, creating human moving landscapes that hauntingly echo Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. “Varone created a moving work of art.” - The Durham Herald “Mr. Varone is uncommonly adept in setting a stage aswirl with lines of energy. Bodies tangle and untangle at high speed, with limbs loosely flying, and if their paths left marks in the air, the result might indeed resemble one of the Mitchell pastels that are the inspiration for ‘ReComposed.’” - The New York Times POSSESSION (1994), Music by Philip Glass “Through lashing movement sprung from ordinary gesture, along with evocative lifts, holds and falls, ‘Possession’ evokes the temper of our time – equal parts isolation, anxiety, violence and anomie.” - New York Magazine THE FABULIST (2014), Music by David Lang “Varone is, I believe, a great humanist. Something, probably honesty, makes his movement powerfully touching – you feel like he is telling you secrets in the dark. I was brought to tears by this sight and pretty much all of the dance. If Varone has ever interested you, do not miss this solo.” - Five Points LUX (2006), Music by Philip Glass “Luxuriant. ‘Lux’ is all about freedom. It is what dancing really feels like, the kind of dancing I might dream about: loose and sweeping in a spirit of exultation. Varone puts the beating heart at the center of his work.” - The Washington Post STRICT LOVE (1994), Musical selections from various popular artists “This gray persona, which all the dancers took on, juxtaposed to the music, which included Diana Ross’s ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ was bizarre and fascinating. ‘Strict Love’ was one of those dances that leaves audiences begging for more.” - The Daily Gazette STRIPPED/DRESSED: A unique concept for an evening of dance Building off the huge success of Varone’s sold-out NYC studio series, STRIPPED, Varone is taking his idea to the Mainstage as a way of opening dialogues with new dance presenters and their audiences nationwide. It opens doors for new dance audiences, allowing them to literally see the process of how a dance unfolds from beginnings to fruition in one evening. * STRIPPED: Varone’s articulate and insightful way of dissecting his choreography for dance audiences helps to demystify the art form for many viewers, and provides an overture for experiencing his work. The first half of the evening, with Varone as MC, provides an intimate look at his creative process. The Company, dressed in only rehearsal clothes, under simple lights, presents a detailed look into the intricacies of how dances are created and performed * DRESSED: After a short Q&A and an intermission, the Company returns with the second half of the evening: presenting fully produced dances, complete with lights and costumes. DOUG VARONE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Award-winning choreographer and director Doug Varone works in dance, theatre, opera, film, and fashion. He is a passionate educator and articulate advocate for dance. His work is known for its emotional range, kinetic breadth and the diversity of genres in which he works. His New York City-based Doug Varone and Dancers has been commissioned and presented to critical acclaim by leading international venues for three decades. In the concert dance world, Varone has created a body of works globally. Commissions include the Limón Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Rambert Dance Company (London), Martha Graham Dance Company, Dancemakers (Canada), Batsheva Dance Company (Israel), Bern Ballet (Switzerland) and An Creative (Japan), among others. In addition, his dances have been staged on more than 75 college and university programs around the country. In opera, Doug Varone is in demand as both a director and choreographer. Among his four productions at The Metropolitan Opera are Salome with its Dance of the Seven Veils for Karita Mattila, the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy, and Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, designed by David Hockney. His Met Opera production of Hector Berloiz’s Les Troyens was broadcast worldwide in HD. He has directed multiple premieres for Minnesota Opera, Opera Colorado, Washington Opera, New York City Opera, and Boston Lyric Opera, among others. His numerous theatre credits include choreography for Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatres across the country. His choreography for 2012’s musical Murder Ballad at Manhattan Theatre Club earned him a Lortel Award nomination. Film credits include choreography for the Patrick Swayze film, One Last Dance. In 2008, Varone’s Bottomland, set in the Mammoth Caves of Kentucky, was the subject of PBS’s Dance in America: Wolf Trap’s Face of America. Most recently, he directed and choreographed MasterVoices’ production of Dido and Aeneas at New York City Center, starring Tony Award winners Kelli O’Hara and Victoria Clark, alongside the Company. Varone received his BFA from Purchase College where he was awarded the President’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007. Numerous honors and awards include a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, an OBIE Award (for Lincoln Center’s Orpheus and Eurydice), the Jerome Robbins Fellowship at the Boglaisco Institute in Italy, two individual Bessie Awards, two American Dance Festival Doris Duke Awards for New Work, and four National Dance Project Awards. In 2015, Varone was awarded both a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Dance Guild. Varone teaches workshops and master classes around the world for dancers, musicians and actors. He is currently on the faculty at Purchase College, teaching composition and choreography. DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS The recipient of 11 Bessie Awards, Doug Varone and Dancers has toured to more than 125 cities in 45 states across the US and in Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. Stages include The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City Center, San Francisco Performances, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Toronto’s Harbourfront, Moscow’s Stanislavsky Theatre, Buenos Aires’ Teatro San Martin, the Venice Biennale, and the Tokyo, Bates, Jacob’s Pillow and American Dance Festivals. In opera and theatre, the Company regularly collaborates on the many Varone-directed or choreographed productions that have been produced around the world. Doug Varone and Dancers continues to be among the most sought-after ambassadors and educators in the field. The Company’s multidisciplinary residency programs take audiences deeper into the work, with a hands-on approach that moves beyond the studio to speak directly to people of all ages and backgrounds, both dancers and non-dancers alike. Our annual intensive workshops at leading universities have attracted students and professionals from around the country, and through our innovative DEVICES choreographic mentorship program, we are training the next generation of artists and dance-makers. Whether on the concert stage, in opera or theatre or on the screen, choreographer Doug Varone creates kinetically thrilling dances with rich musicality and emotional depth. From the smallest gesture to full-throttle bursts of movement, Varone’s work can take your breath away with both its athleticism and its passion. www.dougvaroneanddancers.org

Volunteer Orientation - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Through August 06, 2017 - Brooklyn

Want to get more involved in the park this year? ?Learn about our volunteer positions and their schedules! Sat, April 15, 2017 11am - 12pm; Sat, April 29, 2017 2pm - 3pm; Sat, May 27, 2017 2pm - 3pm; Sun, June 11, 2017 2pm - 3pm; Sun, June 25, 2017 2pm - 3pm; Sat, July 8, 2017 2pm - 3pm; Sat, July 22, 2017 2pm - 3pm; Sun, August 6, 2017 2pm - 3pm; EVENT INFORMATION Directions to find the group will be sent via email to registered volunteers only the day before Orientation. Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for Orientation on the calendar. Any questions? Please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org?.

AMC Sensory Friendly Screenings - AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 and AMC Loews 84th Street
Through August 08, 2017 - Upper West Side

Every month this program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy films in a safe and accepting environment. It has now been extended to two films a month with the addition of a film for older teens/adults too. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. In association with the Autism Society. In May see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. In June Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Wonderwoman, Cars 3, Transformers: The Last Knight. In July see the new Spiderman movie, Despicable Me 3, War for the Planet of the Apes, and The House. In August see The Emoji Movie.

Interactive Story Time - North Castle Public Library
Through August 09, 2017 - Armonk

Come listen to stories, sing songs and play games with an interactive felt board every other week!

A Mexican Affair - Rose Room at the Paper Factory Hotel
Through August 11, 2017 - Long Island City

Convergences Theatre Collective is pleased to announce A MEXICAN AFFAIR's summer residency at The Paper Factory Hotel’s Rose Room in Long Island City (37-06 36th Street, Queens, NY 11101). An evening of delicious food, music, candid stories, and spicy romance, created and performed by Rafa Reyes (Awarded Cultural Representative of Veracruz), with arrangements by musical director Felipe Fournier (two-time Grammy Awards nominee; One time Latin Grammy Awards nominee), and directed by Jeremy Williams (The Woman Who Was Me). Tickets start at $25 (VIP tables and bottle service also available) and can be purchased online at http://roseroom.nyc or by calling 718-706-8636. Doors open one hour prior to performance for dinner and drinks. A MEXICAN AFFAIR will play the following performances through August 11th: Fri, May 5 at 9:30pm -Cinco de Mayo Celebration Featuring special guest vocalist Lauren Langbaum (West Side Story - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre), percussionist Jhair Sala (Pedrito Martinez Group) and percussionist Rubén Coca (Heineken Jazz Fest). Fri, June 2 at 9:30pm Fri, July 7 at 9:30pm Fri, August 11 at 9:30pm Rafa Reyes celebrates the relationship of his native Mexico and the United States, and the beautiful cultural influences between both countries. An evening featuring popular Jazz tunes written by Mexican and American composers. The thrilling fusion of rhythms and musical influences work in tandem with the Paper Factory Hotel’s Rose Room fusion of architecture and design. An adventure filled with passion, heartbreak, and a little dirty mambo! A Mexican Affair will offer an exquisite evening of great food and entertainment for a truly unique New York experience. Created and performed by Rafa Reyes. Featuring Felipe Fournier on vibraphone, Dan Martínez (Supermambo!) on bass, Hugo Moreno (The Filmharmonic Brass, Jarana Beat, The Gregorio Uribe Big Band, Le Train Bleu, Marlboro Music Festival) on trumpet, Joel Mateo (Chembo Corniel Quintet, Jan Kus, Mixtura, Oasis) on drums, and percussionists Guillermo Barrón. Running Time: 70 Minutes Subway Directions: R, M lines to 36th Street Station in Queens.

Open Play Community Day - ATLAS Foundation for Autism
Through August 12, 2017 - Chelsea

It is estimated that 1 in 68 children (in multiple communities) in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)*. However despite these numbers, families living with autism find it more difficult to get out and about. Every other Saturday ATLAS opens the doors of its 7,300 sq. ft. facility and welcomes members of the autism community and their families to drop in, play, gather & connect in a worry-free environment where acceptance is the norm. This event is free but donations of any amount are appreciated will help provide refreshments and materials for Open Play Community Days. Jan. 14 and 28 *Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder among children aged 8 years - Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 sites, United States, 2010.

¡Cuba! - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 13, 2017 - Upper West Side

A new exhibit exploring Cuba like never before, in partnership with the Cuban National Museum of Natural History (Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Cuba, MNHN). Learn about the island's remote forests, deep caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs through immersive exhibits. The bilingual exhibition will also highlight Cuba's culture, its people, and its history. Families will be able to see live animals, recreations of habitats like the Zapata wetlands, as well as artifacts and models. Kids will love to see live lizards, boas, and frogs. As well as nature there will also be sections on art, music, spiritual traditions, food and more including a recreation of a Cuban street.

Making Space: Women Artists and Post War Abstraction - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 13, 2017 - New York

(now-8/13) Making Space: Women Artists & Postwar Abstractions at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Making Space shines a spotlight on the stunning but still relatively under-recognized achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). In the postwar era, societal shifts made it possible for larger numbers of women to work professionally as artists, yet their work was often dismissed in the male dominated art world, and few support networks existed for them. Abstraction dominated artistic practice during these years, as many artists working in the aftermath of World War II sought an international language that might transcend national and regional narratives—and for women artists, additionally, those relating to gender.

Broadway Dance - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn resident James Martinelli's Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility. EVENT DETAILS Mondays at 10 am, May 8 - August 14 EVENT INFORMATION Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must. A few notes: - Registration begins at 9:30 am before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

The Little People Party - The Backyard
Through August 15, 2017 - Greenpoint

The Little People Party is a twice-weekly, daytime playgroup for young children and their “big people” that occurs every Monday and Wednesday at The Backyard at Berry Park (formerly The Pitch, 196 N 14th St.), an indoor soccer field located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The giant, enclosed, Astroturf-covered field is decked out with games and toys for kids; for parents and other adult chaperones, on Monday's the bar at Berry Park offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and is just hop away via a secret hallway, coffee is included on Wednesdays.

Women in Contrast Exhibition - Hofstra University Museum
Through August 18, 2017 - Hempstead

Curated by Kristy L. Caratzola, the Museum’s former collections manager, this original exhibition features iconic imagery captured by a selection of innovative modernist and contemporary female photographers, including Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Marilyn Bridges, Nancy Burson, Imogen Cunningham, Donna Ferrato, Toni Frissell, Mary Ellen Mark, and Dorothy Norman.

Free Family Day - The Wyckoff House Museum
Through August 20, 2017 - Canarsie

Enjoy engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house. If you plan to visit with children younger than 10, it is recommended to visit before 2pm to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

THE JAZZ AGE: AMERICAN STYLE IN THE 1920S - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Through August 20, 2017 - Upper East Side

In the exhilarating decade of the 1920s, American patronage and creativity emerged on the world stage of design and decoration. The Jazz Age will focus on American tastes during the period, with the United States as consumer and originator, while considering Eastern and Western European influences to define an emerging language of modern design. The exhibition will examine the strong connections between France, primarily for luxury, and Austria with the United States, as talent and craftsmanship, urbanity and experimentation, including in the world of jazz and cinema, flowed back and forth across the Atlantic. The Jazz Age will be curated by Sarah D. Coffin, Curator and Head of Product Design and Decorative Arts, and Stephen Harrison, Curator of Decorative Art and Design at the Cleveland Museum of Art. An extensively illustrated accompanying catalogue authored by the exhibition's curatorial team, will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

THE JAZZ AGE: AMERICAN STYLE IN THE 1920S - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Through August 20, 2017 - Upper East Side

The first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste in design and art during the creative explosion of the 1920s, The Jazz Age explores the significant impact of European influences, the rapid growth of cities, avant-garde artistic movements, new social mores and the role of technology. Seeking to define the American spirit of the period, The Jazz Age is a multi-media experience of more than 400 rarely seen examples of interior design, decorative art, jewelry, fashion, art, architecture, music, and film. Co-organized by Cooper Hewitt and the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Jazz Age gives full expression to the diversity and dynamism of this brilliant decade.

Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974) - American Folk Art Museum: Branch Gallery
Through August 20, 2017 - Manhattan

This survey, the first museum exhibition on Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974) in the United States, coincides with the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of this revered and distinctive Italian artist—a canonical art brut figure included in Jean Dubuffet's collection from the 1960s. The show highlights four distinct phases in Zinelli's oeuvre and new scholarship, through a selection of fifty-five paintings (many displayed double-sided), audio recordings of Zinelli, a film, and images by Life magazine photographer John Phillips. The exhibition brings together artworks from the American Folk Art Museum and other private and public collections from the United States and abroad, notably the Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, the Fondazione Culturale Carlo Zinelli, Verona, and the collection of Audrey B. Heckler, New York. Curated by Valérie Rousseau, PhD, Curator, Self-Taught Art and Art Brut. An exhibition brochure is available. The museum would like to thank the Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, the Fondazione Culturale Carlo Zinelli and Comune Di San Giovanni Lupatoto, Verona, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Gordon W. Bailey, Edward V. Blanchard Jr., Andrea Cairone and the John and Annamaria Phillips Foundation, Cavin-Morris Gallery, Audrey B. Heckler, Robert A. Roth, Amr Shaker, and the relatives of Carlo Zinelli for their generous loans to and support of the exhibition.

Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible - American Folk Art Museum: Branch Gallery
Through August 20, 2017 - Manhattan

Throughout his life, Eugen Gabritschevsky displayed a precocious passion for the natural sciences, particularly entomology. Born in Russia, he completed advanced degrees in biology and genetics in Moscow, before pursuing postdoctoral studies in 1925 at Columbia University. Soon after he joined the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1927, his successful career was cut short by the deterioration of his mental health, leading to his admission into a psychiatric hospital in Germany in 1931. There, and for the rest of his life, Gabritschevsky elaborated a prolific, refined, and heterogeneous body of work—gouaches, drawings, and watercolors on paper—imbued with his early scientific interests, observation skills, and a propensity for experimentation. This first in-depth exhibition of Gabritschevsky's relatively unknown artistic contribution is composed of more than eighty artworks, a film, publications, and archival documents. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, and La maison rouge, Paris. The New York presentation is curated by Valérie Rousseau, PhD, Curator, Self-Taught Art and Art Brut.

The Little People Party Monday Open Play - The Backyard (formally The Pitch)
Through August 21, 2017 - Greenpoint

The Little People Party is a twice-weekly, daytime playgroup for young children and their “big people” that occurs every Monday and Wednesday at The Backyard at Berry Park (formerly The Pitch, 196 N 14th St.), an indoor soccer field located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The giant, enclosed, Astroturf-covered field is decked out with games and toys for kids; for parents and other adult chaperones, the bar at Berry Park offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and is just hop away via a secret hallway. Starting Sunday, November 20, 2016, The Little People Party presents Brooklyn Bazaar Family Funhouse, a weekly event devoted to families at the new Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Avenue). We offer ping pong, mini golf, brunch by Brooklyn Star, arcade games, family-themed vendors, and two Little People Dance Parties upstairs in the large Concert Hall featuring rotating guest performers.

Ed Palermo Big Band - Iridium
Through August 21, 2017 - New York

Palermo's Big Band has been together since 1980 and has been playing and honing the music of Frank Zappa (among other composers) for over 20 years, mainly in performance at the Iridium nightclub in New York City and The Falcon in Marlboro, NY. Their CDs have achieved rave reviews from a wide array of music magazines, including Downbeat, which did a recent 3 page story on Ed and his band. Ed was recently listed as one of the top 40 "intriguing musicians to watch out for" by the online magazine, The Daily Beast. When not playing Zappa, the Ed Palermo Big Band also pays tribute to other heroes of Ed such as Todd Rundgren and Paul Butterfield. Ed's most recent CD, "Electric Butter-a Tribute to the Chicago Blues Music of Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield" garnered yet another rave review in Downbeat Magazine. Known for his uncanny penchant to "mash up" music of disparate sources, Ed Palermo and his band often play a show he calls Zodd Zundgren-The Music of Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren. At a recent show at the Falcon, they managed to take this concept a step further by embedding this mash up into a "Wizard of Oz" storyline, calling it, "The Wizard of Zodd". With the Ed Palermo Big Band, the key element is unpredictability. The audience never knows what to expect except pure unfiltered insanity and brilliance.

It's My Park Days 2017 - Various parks
Through August 24, 2017 - New York

On It’s My Park Days, volunteers will participate in a citywide effort to care for our green spaces with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers. Check the website for participating parks and schedules.

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
Through August 26, 2017 - New York

A show featuring the best up and coming comedians.

Love in Venice - New York Public Library: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Through August 26, 2017 - Manhattan

This exhibition is part of Carnegie Hall's citywide festival La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic. A tolerant and secular state, the Venetian Republic originated in the lagoon communities around Venice and existed for half a millennium, from 1297 until 1797. Dominated by a merchant capitalist elite who did business through sea trade, the Republic of Venice enjoyed an autonomy and freedom that was not typical of the rest of Italy, and which for centuries made it a destination for love and pleasure. Titled "Love in Venice," the exhibition at The New York Public Library will examine the literary, artistic, musical and cultural aspects of Venice's seductiveness, including its beautiful courtesans, lavish festivals, lively carnivals and libertine counter-culture. On view will be works as diverse as the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, one of the most iconic works produced in Venice to explore ideas of desire, to flap books showing the undergarments of Venetian prostitutes, etchings by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, letters from Lord Byron's paramours and examples of wedding poetry celebrating the unions of leading European families.

'The Princess, The Emperor, and the Duck' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
Through August 27, 2017 - Upper West Side

A modern retelling of three classic Hans Christian Andersen tales.

JEWELED SPLENDORS OF THE ART DECO ERA: THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN COLLECTION - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Through August 27, 2017 - Upper East Side

Installed in the Carnegie Mansion's Teak Room, more than 100 extraordinary examples of cigarette and vanity cases, compacts, clocks, and other luxury objects from the premier jewelry houses of Europe and America.

ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems Exhibit - Liberty Science Center
Through August 27, 2017 - Jersey City

Is anything really as it seems? Don’t believe everything you see and hear in the world of ILLUSION – the new mind-bending exhibition opening at Liberty Science Center on February 4. Making its Northeast debut, ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems provides perception-shattering insight into the human mind while playfully combining the techniques used by magicians and explored by psychologists. ILLUSION investigates how perception defines the way we see, feel, think and understand the world. Visitors will question their reality and their perceptions of the world as their senses become distorted and logical thinking mystified. Some of the experiences include: The Invisible Eye allows you to see an eyeball construct itself from thin air Gaze into a mirror and morph into your inner animal at All the Universe is Full of the Lives of Perfect Creatures. Delicate Boundaries creates a space that allows the worlds inside our digital devices to move into the physical realm as bugs crawl off the screen and onto your body, Counter, using a trompe l’oeil effect, tries to convince us that a two dimensional object is actually three dimensional.

JEWELED SPLENDORS OF THE ART DECO ERA: THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN COLLECTION - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Through August 27, 2017 - Upper East Side

One hundred extraordinary examples of cigarette and vanity cases, compacts, clocks, and other luxury objects will be installed in the Teak Room, including exquisite works from the premier jewelry houses of Europe and America. Personal gifts from Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1933–2003) to his wife, Catherine (b. 1938), the collection was amassed over three decades and displays the excitement, innovation and creativity of the Art Deco era at its most luxurious.

Big and Little Skills Academy Basketball Clinics - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
Through August 27, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic youth basketball clinics on Pier 2 that include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

'Gruff!' - The People's Improv Theater
Through August 28, 2017 - Chelsea

In a dark time when temperatures and oceans are rising, Doppelskope Theatre Company is spreading a message of light, hope and resistance. And they're doing it with this very silly and somewhat subversive puppet musical about goats! Gruff! is an interactive, family-friendly reinvention of The Three Billy Goats Gruff that calls audiences to action in the fight against climate change.

The Story I Tell: Creative Writing Workshop - Sunnyside Reformed Church
Through August 29, 2017 - Sunnyside

Have you written a story or are you about to start one? Whether a beginner or a long-time writer, we are here to help you power up your prose and activate your creativity. Through in-class work, guided one-on-one support, essential principles and group discussions, we explore and write narrative through fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. Focus on: •Storytelling techniques in a highly supportive community of fellow readers and writers covering plot, character development, scene writing, and the key tools of the craft: dialogue, voice and style, POV and pacing. •Producing material and sustaining a writing practice at all levels, with techniques for getting unstuck and overcoming writer's block. •Unlocking the secrets of excellent writing style. Workshop led by MFA nonfiction writer and editor of fiction and creative nonfiction who has been teaching budding writers and ready-to-publish devotees for the last 17 years.

CityParks Puppetmobile: 'Cinderella Samba' - Various NYC parks throughout Manhattan
Through August 30, 2017 - Manhattan

The Puppetmobile is back for the summer in parks across Manhattan. Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her. The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park. There are 12 dates in Manhattan between May and the end of August: May 20: Anne Loftus Playground. May 21: Seward Park. June 14: Jackie Robinson Park. June 18: Bennett Park. July 7: Al Smith Park. July 15: Fred Samuels Playground. July 17: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. July 20: St. Vartan’s Playground. July 27: Union Square – South Plaza. August 12: at SummerStage in Central Park as a part of Family Day. August 30: J. Hood Wright Park.

Basketball Clinics - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Through August 31, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8-17. EVENT DETAILS: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 pm, Sundays at 12 pm, May 2 - August 31 EVENT INFORMATION Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

Basketball Clinics - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Through August 31, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8-17. EVENT DETAILS: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 pm, Sundays at 12 pm, May 2 - August 31 EVENT INFORMATION Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 01, 2017 - New York Harbor

This is the first major museum exhibition on pilotless aircraft to open in the United States. The large-scale exhibition, which will be located in a 6,000-square-foot custom-designed pavilion, will reveal the history of drone technology, from its modern-day origins in World War I and its military development to its current applications in solving complex humanitarian challenges. The exhibition will be supported with family friendly activities.

Picturing Female Robots and Androids - New York Hall of Science
Through September 03, 2017 - Corona

View images of female robots, mannequins and dolls in films, television, video games and more. Robots, androids, mannequins and dolls reflect our age-old efforts to create artificial beings that look amazingly lifelike. They also reveal to us our changing views of women. This exhibit, curated by Julie Wosk, is based on her recent book My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves.

Collecting the Arts of Mexico - The Met
Through September 04, 2017 - New York

In 1911, Emily Johnston de Forest gave her collection of pottery from Mexico to The Met. Calling it "Mexican maiolica," she highlighted its importance as a North American artistic achievement. De Forest was the daughter of the Museum's first president and, with her husband, Robert, a founder of The American Wing. The De Forests envisioned building a collection of Mexican art, and, even though their ambitions were frustrated at the time, the foundational gift of more than one hundred pieces of pottery anchors The Met's holdings. Today, more than a century later, their vision resonates as the Museum commits to collecting and exhibiting not just the arts of Mexico, but all of Latin America. This exhibition highlights the early contributions of the De Forests and others, and presents recent additions to the collection for the first time.

The Pursuit of Immortality: Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals - Frick Collection
Through September 10, 2017 - New York

The Frick Collection recently announced the largest acquisition in its history — a promised gift of approximately 450 portrait medals from the incomparable collection of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher. Representing the development of the art of the portrait medal from its inception in fifteenth-century Italy to the nineteenth century, the Scher collection is arguably the world's most comprehensive and significant collection of portrait medals. Comments Director Ian Wardropper, "Henry Clay Frick had an abiding interest in portraiture as expressed in the paintings, sculpture, enamels, and works on paper he acquired. The Scher medals will coalesce beautifully with these holdings, being understood in our galleries within the broader contexts of European art and culture. At the same time, the intimate scale of the institution will offer a superb platform for the medals to be appreciated as an independent art form, one long overdue for fresh attention and public appreciation." To celebrate the promised gift, The Frick Collection will mount an exhibition this spring entitled The Pursuit of Immortality: Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals. The exhibition will explore the flourishing of the medallic arts in major European centers of artistic production and will feature superlative examples by masters of the art such as Pisanello (Italy), Dupré (France), and Reinhart (Germany). Taking and fresh approach to the study of medals, which have often been viewed in the past as specialist objects closer to the field of numismatics, this exhibition will examine medals within the larger context of art, honoring them as a triumph of sculptural production on a small scale. Visitors to the show will encounter a number of renowned sculptors who were also masters of the medal. The Pursuit of Immortality: Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals is organized by Aimee Ng, Associate Curator at the Frick, and Stephen K. Scher, an esteemed art historian as well as a collector. Accompanying the exhibition is a richly illustrated exhibition catalogue including an essay by Aimee Ng. (In the spring of 2018, a catalogue of the entire Scher Collection will be published, featuring essays by leading medals scholars and illustrated entries about each of the almost one thousand medals in the collection.)

Anish Kapoor: Descension - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1 Entrance
Through September 10, 2017 - DUMBO

World-renowned artist Anish Kapoor’s Descension comes to New York for the first time as part of Public Art Fund’s 40th Anniversary season. Kapoor, known for sculptures like Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park, previously installed Descension at India’s Kochi-Muziris biennale in 2014 and at Versailles in 2015. Descension creates a negative space alive with energy, continuously in process, that invites audiences to peer into its depths. Through the piece, Kapoor blurs the boundaries between nature, landscape, and art, allowing us to perceive space differently.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Go Pro Makeup Tutorial - MAKE UP FOR EVER
Through September 12, 2017 - New York

MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new Global Flagship Location at 731 Lexington offers complimentary, live GO PRO MAKEUP tutorials in addition to a digital lash bar, makeup application and waxing services. At GO PRO MAKEUP, up to seven guests fit at the sushi-belt inspired makeup bar to learn and play at their leisure or take part in 20 minute group classes guided by a professional artist. GO PRO MAKEUP live tutorials are offered twice daily (once on Sundays), with four-step instructions featuring customized shades to achieve one of the ten seasonal makeup trends. The current GO PRO MAKEUP schedule is detailed below. •Monday – 3pm & 6:30pm 5 MINUTE MAKEUP •Tuesday – 3pm & 6:30pm: METALLIC LIP •Wednesday - 3pm & 6:30pm : FLAWLESS ULTRA HD COMPLEXION •Thursday - 3pm & 6:30pm : HIGHLIGHT & CONTOUR •Friday - 3pm & 6:30pm : SMOKY EYE •Saturday - 3pm & 6:30pm: FLAWLESS UHD ULTRA HD COMPLEXION •Sunday - 2pm: NO MAKEUP MAKEUP

'Humpback Whales' - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 14, 2017 - Upper West Side

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature's most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii, and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play, and care for their young. Found in every ocean on Earth—and captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras in this film—humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the species and find out: why humpbacks seem to be the most acrobatic of all whales, how they produce their haunting songs, and what drives these intelligent, 55-foot-long, 50-ton animals to migrate up to 10,000 miles round trip every year.

BALLET HISPÁNICO Announces New Salsa & Flamenco Classes for Adults - Ballet Hispánico School of Dance
Through September 15, 2017 - New York

BALLET HISPÁNICO Announces New Salsa & Flamenco Classes for Adults New York, NY – Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, Ballet Hispánico introduces new adult class offerings in Salsa and Flamenco at the company’s School of Dance at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. The classes are recommended for ages 18 and up and will get attendees up and moving to the beat in no time. Classes are available for all levels and begin the week of September 12, 2016. For more details and to register visit www.ballethispanico.org/classes/adult. CLASS RATES: $20 for single drop-in class, $90 for 5-class card, $170 for 10-class card BEGINNER FLAMENCO: Mondays at 6:30pm with Yvonne Gutierrez This class serves as an introduction to the art form of flamenco, covering basic technique. Attendees will work on rhythm exercises and full body coordination to engage the entire body through hand, arm and footwork exercises. Dancers will have fun expressing themselves through this dramatic dance style! ABSOLUTE BEGINNER SALSA: Tuesdays at 7:30pm with Amanda Marquez Participants will learn fundamentals of rhythmic movement, partnering, and turn sequences that make up the popular New York On2 style. This fun and relaxed introductory class walks dancers through the basics of the form in a welcoming way—but attendees won’t just learn steps, but will learn how to dance! ADVANCED BEGINNER SALSA: Wednesdays at 6:30 with Amanda Marquez Dancers will build on the fundamentals of the New York On2 style and learn partnering and movement at a faster pace. This class delves into more variety of styling techniques and turn patterns that will improve prowess on the dance floor!  INTERMEDIATE SALSA: Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 with Amanda Marquez Attendees will push the envelope and challenge themselves with intricate partnering and turn patterns. For the dancer who has mastered and moved beyond the basics, this class will work to build seamless lead and follow technique at a quick pace to prepare to be a responsive dancer and partner. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS Yvonne Gutierrez is of Cuban descent and holds a BS in Applied Computer Science from Pace University. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education). Yvonne has been on the dance faculty of Henry Street Settlement since 1991, where she began their flamenco and salsa program. Her freelancing has exposed her to multiple venues as a dancer, teacher, coach and/or choreographer. She creatively choreographed salsa, cha-cha and a castanet section to the music of Tchaikovsky in “The Nutcracker in the Lower” productions (2002-2011). Her past experiences also includes numerous performances with Flamenco Latino and Stringbeans Latin Brazilian Jazz Band under the direction of concert, recording artist and arranger Annette Aguilar. Although Yvonne’s teaching is based in New York, she has taught workshops in Orlando-Florida, New Orleans-Louisiana, Stamford-Connecticut and Montreal-Canada. She has received recognition from the Lower East Side Community for her years of service (HIV/AIDS Awareness, Liturgical/Community Dance Ministry at St. Mary's and support in festivals throughout the LES all through her youth dancers in Herencia. In addition, her administrative work an attendance at conferences in Early Childhood Education have given her insight on high quality early care, education/school readiness that continues to mold our future leaders, especially through the arts. Amanda Marquez’s extensive training ranges from classical techniques to Latin and street style dances. She has taught in New York at Alvin Ailey, The Joffrey School, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio and is on faculty at Ballet Hispánico. She has performed and taught nationally and internationally and has worked with some of the top professionals in the Latin dance and mambo world including Sekou McMiller and Maria Torres. Amanda has made television appearances on Telemundo, Univision and the BBC Vancouver as well as live performances at the New York Knicks Latin Family Night, Latino Commission on Aids Benefit, and the Latin Billboard Awards dancing for Don Omar. She is thrilled to teach Salsa On2 at Ballet Hispánico. ABOUT BALLET HISPÁNICO Celebrating over 45 years of sharing and reflecting the ever-changing diversity of Latino cultures, Ballet Hispánico is the new expression of American contemporary dance. Led by Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the Company has produced world-class, multifaceted performances that have featured master works by Nacho Duato, cutting-edge premieres by Cayetano Soto and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and live music collaborations with renowned artists such as Paquito D’Rivera and Ruben Blades—to name a notable few. Ballet Hispánico has performed for audiences totaling over 3 million, throughout 11 countries, and on 3 continents. Through the work of its professional company, school of dance, and community arts education programs, Ballet Hispánico celebrates the dynamic aesthetics of the Hispanic diaspora, building new avenues of cultural dialogue and sharing the joy of dance with all communities. For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org. 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BK Block Parties - Albee Square, Fulton Mall
Through September 16, 2017 - Downtown Brooklyn

This annual BK Block Party series takes place each month on Albee Square through September. Once a month, bring the kids for live music, face painting, balloon animals and more. May 20 Live music with Jah Pan, Steel drum and calypso musicians from Trinidad and Tobago play island classics and Caribbean-influenced interpretations of today’s hit songs. June 17 Live music with Shira & Friends – an interactive extravaganza combining original tunes with classics for a sing-along, dance-along good time. July 15 Live music with Rolie Polie Guacamole,Rolie Polie Guacamole - parent-friendly music that dresses up original tunes and classic covers. August 19 Live performance with Burdetsky Family Circus, Burdetsky Family Circus –an amazing family circus featuring contortionists and dancing dog acts. September 16 Live music with Astrograss, getting kids and parents dancing and singing together with their unique blend of bluegrass, old-time, and folk music.

Splendors of Korean Art - The Met
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

This year-long presentation brings to The Met masterpieces from the National Museum of Korea. The exhibition offers stellar examples of Korean art in areas not often represented in American collections as well as treasured highlights from The Met collection. Organized chronologically from the Late Bronze Age to the 21st century, the exhibition conveys the broad framework of Korean art history. Among the objects reflecting key genres and themes of Korean art are strikingly modern-looking pots and glittering jewelry from ancient burial sites; exquisite gilded Buddhist sculpture from the seventh through the seventeenth century; sophisticated celadon and metalwork of the Goryeo dynasty; porcelain with delightful and distinctively Korean designs; and paintings on diverse subjects from the Joseon and early modern periods.

The Princess, The Emperor, and the Duck - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells Andersen’s world famous fairy tales -- The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling, and brings the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members fly to each story, and as with the original tales, learn important lessons still relevant to children today.

Meet Patches the Giraffe - White Post Farms
Through September 17, 2017 - Melville

Come meet the newest farm family member Patches the Giraffe. She is sweet and loves to give kisses.

Unwind & Recharge with Yoga - Mommy University - Chabad of Port Washington
Through September 23, 2017 - Port Washington

Mommy University is an opportunity to spend 60 minutes with like-minded mommies for stimulating discussion, fun, and a chance to make new friends. BYO mat.

THE WORLD OF RADIO - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Through September 24, 2017 - Upper East Side

A 1934 batik mural created by Arthur Gordon Smith to celebrate the career of soprano and radio star Jessica Dragonette will be displayed alongside radios, drawings, and photographs of the era. The mural contains multiple vignettes that illustrate milestones in radio's history as well as familiar icons of the Jazz Age, including a wall of Art Deco skyscrapers crisscrossed by airplanes and musical notes.

Austrian Masterworks from the Neue Galerie New York - Neue Galerie New York
Through September 25, 2017 - New York

This exhibition celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the Neue Galerie's founding. Highlights from the museum's extensive collection of Austrian art from the period 1890 to 1940 are on view, including major paintings and drawings by Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Alfred Kubin, and Egon Schiele. Icons of modern design are also featured, such as furniture designed by architects Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos, as well as objects made by the Wiener Werkstätte after designs by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Dagobert Peche. The center gallery features an extraordinary selection of Klimt's sensuous depictions of women, including both portraits of Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907 and 1912), as well as paintings of Gertha Loew (1902), Elisabeth Lederer (1914-15), and Ria Munk (1917). This special presentation includes four major loans that have been extended following the recent exhibition, "Klimt and the Women of Vienna's Golden Age, 1900-1918." The Neue Galerie appreciates the generosity of the private lenders who made this presentation possible, which offers a rare opportunity to see some of Klimt's most important and beloved canvases. Special thanks are due to Neue Galerie President and co-founder Ronald S. Lauder. A fully-illustrated catalogue, published by Prestel Verlag, accompanies the exhibition, featuring a major overview of of the Neue Galerie's holdings of fine art and design from Germany and Austria. This exhibition is made possible in part by the Neue Galerie President's Circle.

Jon Paris - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through September 25, 2017 - New York

Jon Paris has toured nationally and internationally with an impressive list of artists that includes Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Chris Spedding, Johnnie Johnson, and former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor. He's also backed Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Phoebe Snow, Hubert Sumlin, Rudy Ray Moore, the Uptown Horns, and Elvin Bishop, to name just a few. All the while Paris has maintained his own New York City-based rock and blues band. The group performs regularly at B.B. King Blues Club and at clubs, casinos, and concerts across the country. Paris has headlined in Norway, Sweden, Israel, and South Africa. He's opened concerts for Little Richard, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Dick Dale, George Thorogood, Brian Setzer, Joan Jett, Southside Johnny, Jonny Lang, and more. His recording credits include sessions with Bob Dylan, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Ron Wood, and John Hiatt. For years, he was also an often-featured guest with Les Paul, the electric guitar legend, at Les's regular Monday night shows at the Iridium in Manhattan. His latest album, Blue Planet (2004), features many of his blues-drenched original rockers and his unique versions of some great blues classics. Jon Paris >> Jon Paris @ Facebook >>

Jon Paris - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through September 25, 2017 - New York

Jon Paris has toured nationally and internationally with an impressive list of artists that includes Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Chris Spedding, Johnnie Johnson, and former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor. He's also backed Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Phoebe Snow, Hubert Sumlin, Rudy Ray Moore, the Uptown Horns, and Elvin Bishop, to name just a few. All the while Paris has maintained his own New York City-based rock and blues band. The group performs regularly at B.B. King Blues Club and at clubs, casinos, and concerts across the country. Paris has headlined in Norway, Sweden, Israel, and South Africa. He's opened concerts for Little Richard, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Dick Dale, George Thorogood, Brian Setzer, Joan Jett, Southside Johnny, Jonny Lang, and more. His recording credits include sessions with Bob Dylan, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Ron Wood, and John Hiatt. For years, he was also an often-featured guest with Les Paul, the electric guitar legend, at Les's regular Monday night shows at the Iridium in Manhattan. His latest album, Blue Planet (2004), features many of his blues-drenched original rockers and his unique versions of some great blues classics. Jon Paris >> Jon Paris @ Facebook >>

Jon Paris - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through September 25, 2017 - New York

on Paris has toured nationally and internationally with an impressive list of artists that includes Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Chris Spedding, Johnnie Johnson, and former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor. He's also backed Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Phoebe Snow, Hubert Sumlin, Rudy Ray Moore, the Uptown Horns, and Elvin Bishop, to name just a few. All the while Paris has maintained his own New York City-based rock and blues band. The group performs regularly at B.B. King Blues Club and at clubs, casinos, and concerts across the country. Paris has headlined in Norway, Sweden, Israel, and South Africa. He's opened concerts for Little Richard, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Dick Dale, George Thorogood, Brian Setzer, Joan Jett, Southside Johnny, Jonny Lang, and more. His recording credits include sessions with Bob Dylan, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Ron Wood, and John Hiatt. For years, he was also an often-featured guest with Les Paul, the electric guitar legend, at Les's regular Monday night shows at the Iridium in Manhattan. His latest album, Blue Planet (2004), features many of his blues-drenched original rockers and his unique versions of some great blues classics. Jon Paris >> Jon Paris @ Facebook >>

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place every Tuesday & Wednesday all summer long! BRING YOUR OWN MAT!

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place every Tuesday & Wednesday all summer long! BRING YOUR OWN MAT! RSVP is required. TUESDAYS May 9–Sept 26 No class on July 4 Pier 46, cross at Charles St. 6:30-7:30pm

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place every Tuesday & Wednesday all summer long! BRING YOUR OWN MAT! RSVP is required. TUESDAYS May 9–Sept 26 No class on July 4 Pier 46, cross at Charles St. 6:30-7:30pm

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place every Tuesday & Wednesday all summer long! BRING YOUR OWN MAT! RSVP is required. TUESDAYS May 9–Sept 26 No class on July 4 Pier 46, cross at Charles St. 6:30-7:30pm

Getting Grounded - Stone Barns
Through September 29, 2017 - Pocantico Hills

Tour the field and engage in a conversation about farming. Learn why soil is key and what being a food citizen is all about. For ages 14 and older.

Art Lab: Nature - The Museum of Modern Art
Through September 30, 2017 - Midtown

Discover how artists and designers are inspired by the natural world in a new multi-sensory installation. Create a nature-inspired design, draw and arrange natural materials, and explore nature discovery boxes. All ages welcome.

CityParks Puppetmobile: 'Cinderella Samba' - Various NYC parks throughout Brooklyn and Staten Island
Through September 30, 2017 - Brooklyn

As Brazil continues to celebrate the 100th anniversary of samba, commemorated in 2016, the CityParks PuppetMobile will bring the magic and grandeur of Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous Carnaval festivities to neighborhood parks across the five boroughs with over 100 free performances of Cinderella Samba. Returning to the PuppetMobile stage for the first time since its highly acclaimed debut in 2007, Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro's biggest Carnaval gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.

Late Antique Textiles and Modern Design - The Met
Through October 01, 2017 - New York

Artists and designers often look to the past to find inspiration for their own work. This exhibition—drawn entirely from The Met collection—compares foliate patterns and roundels that are found on textiles from the Late Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic periods in Egypt to similar motifs in postcards by the Wiener Werkstätte and on garments designed by Mariano Fortuny (1871–1949). Created in Egypt between about 200 and 600, the textiles on view include a child's dress; fragments from a sleeve, tunic, and blanket or cover; and other fragments whose original use is not known. Variations of the scrolling vines and stylized motifs that adorn these textiles can be seen on works created nearly 1500 years later. The renowned Spanish-born designer Mariano Fortuny was active in Venice, where he founded a textile workshop and commercial silk printing factory. His exquisite designs fuse the ancient and the modern, the local and the exotic. Three different Fortuny-designed silk coats from the first three decades of the 20th century are shown over the course of the exhibition. In cut and ornament, these items harken back to Late Antique historical sources. Founded in 1903 in reaction both to the neoclassical academies of Vienna and increasing industrialization, the Wiener Werkstätte collective sought to incorporate arts and crafts into all aspects of daily life and placed a premium on the handmade. Eight color lithographs created between 1907 and 1912 by various artists and designers affiliated with the group are also on view. Motifs similar to those found on Late Antique textiles were used as graphic elements in these cards and postcards.

On The Line: Intrepid & The Vietnam War - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through October 02, 2017 - New York

On October 16, 2015, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will unveil On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War, a major exhibition exploring the events and impact of the Vietnam War through the lens of Intrepid's history. The exhibition, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the war, will offer a site-specific immersion into an important chapter of American history.The legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid served three tours of duty in Vietnam between 1966 and 1969. Set within the very spaces where men lived and served, the exhibition will focus on the experiences of Intrepid and its crew "on the line"—the periods when the ship was active in the Gulf of Tonkin, launching aircraft for missions over mainland Vietnam. This localized history will serve as the starting point for understanding the larger historical landscape, including the Cold War, Operation Rolling Thunder and protests at home. The exhibition will include artifacts, photographs and film clips from the Museum's collection, many of which will be on display for the first time. The exhibition will also draw from the Museum's Oral History Project, an initiative launched in 2013 to record and preserve the stories of those who served on Intrepid, offering visitors the chance to hear the experiences of veterans in their own words, and to learn history firsthand. The exhibition, which is free with the price of admission, will include education programs for teachers and students, and a series of public programs to generate conversation and artistic expression.

Insider's Tour - Stone Barns
Through October 07, 2017 - Pocantico Hills

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of the farm. As you stroll through the pastures, talk about farm innovation and how to build a healthy and sustainable food system.

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.

Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings - The Met
Through October 09, 2017 - New York

Hardstone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, dating back to the fifth millennium B.C. It was not until the Qing dynasty, however, that an abundant supply of raw material, extraordinary craftsmanship, and keen imperial patronage allowed the art to flourish. During the 18th century, widespread prosperity and successful military campaigns brought political stability, while also securing the trade routes that permitted the importation of gemstones over the Silk Roads and through sea trade routes from as far away as Europe. Showcasing a selection of 75 exquisite carvings drawn from The Met collection, this exhibition presents the lapidary art of China's Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Featuring not only jade, the most esteemed of East Asian gems, but also agate, malachite, turquoise, quartz, amber, coral, and lapis lazuli, the exhibition reveals the extensive variety of hardstones and full palette of vibrant colors that were favored at the imperial court. Exploring the diverse subjects and styles of Qing lapidary art, Colors of the Universe illustrates the extraordinary imagination and technical virtuosity behind these miniature sculptures.

From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18th and 19th Centuries - The Met
Through October 09, 2017 - New York

Drawn entirely from The Met collection, this exhibition examines these luxury textiles from artistic and technical points of view. It is organized in two rotations. The first focuses on costumes used in dramas based on historical events; and the second will feature costumes from plays derived from legends and myths. The presentation showcases eight robes, each of which was created for a specific role—court lady, official, general, monk, nun, and immortal. A set of album leaves faithfully depicting theatrical characters wearing such robes is also displayed. The 18th and 19th centuries witnessed a flowering of Chinese drama. Under the patronage of the Qing court (1644–1911), performances—including the "Peking Opera"—filled the Forbidden City in Beijing. A form of traditional Chinese theater, Peking Opera was developed fully by the mid-19th century, and because of the form's minimal stage settings and the importance of exaggerated gestures and movements, costume played an unusually significant role. This exhibition includes superb examples with interior markings indicating their use in court productions.

Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer, 14th to 19th Century - The Met
Through October 09, 2017 - New York

This exhibition, featuring 45 magnificent examples of Chinese carved lacquer drawn entirely from The Met collection, will explore the development of this significant artistic tradition. Among the objects on view will be works created as birthday gifts bearing symbols of long life, such as peaches, cranes, the character for longevity (shou), and representations of children. One of the highlights is a unique, large, lobed tray of the 14th century, carved with a delightful scene showing two women and 33 children. Other early pieces on view include a dish with a scene of long-tailed birds and hollyhocks. A rare screen that was produced by Lu Guisheng—a famous 19th-century artist and one of the few individuals working in lacquer whose name is recorded in Chinese history—provides a spectacular finale to this tradition. Lacquer, the resin of a family of trees found in southern China, hardens when exposed to oxygen and humidity and can become a natural plastic. Tinted with cinnabar (red), carbon (black), and other minerals, it has been used as an artistic medium in China since at least the sixth century B.C. Carved lacquer, which involves applying multiple layers of lacquer onto a substructure (usually wood) and then entails carving through the layers, is the most laborious and time-consuming of all lacquering techniques.

Asian Art at 100: A History in Photographs - The Met
Through October 11, 2017 - New York

Since The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870, the institution's physical space and collection have grown and its curatorial departments have diversified. The first Asian works of art to enter the collection—mostly ceramics and lacquers—were acquired in 1879 and originally accommodated in what was then called the Department of Decorative Arts. Only in 1915 was a separate Department of Far Eastern Art established, and it was not until 1986 that its name was changed to the Department of Asian Art. The timeline presented in the photographs in this exhibition chronicles the changing face of The Met's galleries of Asian art as the building's footprint has expanded, exhibition styles have evolved, and the collection has grown. Forever a work in progress, The Met's collection of Asian art is ultimately the product of the passion and scholarship of the many collectors, curators, donors, dealers, and directors who have together shaped the Museum's holdings and legacy.

Matinee Social/Ballroom & Latin Dance l - Kismet Hall
Through October 13, 2017 - Hicksville

Join in this dance event every Friday afternoon. Cost includes a lunch buffet of bagels, variety cream cheese, chicken, salads, coffee, cake, pastries. Couples and singles welcome. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and dance. Professional DJ.

Urban Farm Exploration Days - Randall's Island Park
Through October 14, 2017 - Randall's Island

Come discover the Randall’s Island Urban Farm with these discovery days. Meet the chickens and explore the farm, an expert will be on site to answer questions.

Coastal Cleanup - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Through October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Team up with other volunteers to combat pollution in our waterways and along our coastlines. EVENT DETAILS: Thu, May 4, 2017 10am - 12pm Fri, June 2, 2017 10am - 12pm Wed, July 19, 2017 10am - 12pm Wed, August 16, 2017 10am - 12pm Fri, September 15, 2017 10am - 12pm Sun, October 15, 2017 11am - 1pm EVENT INFORMATION Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May - October. All volunteers must fill out a waiver and bring it to their first volunteer activity in the park. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian before any activity begins; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in our 2-hour long Coastal Cleanup sessions. Space is limited. Please fill out a Coastal Cleanup Group Form to request a date. New volunteers, please complete form to RSVP. Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Rockefeller Park
Through October 25, 2017 - Battery Park City

Energetic lawn games, and art projects, such as clay, collage, painting and group murals. Everything provided.

Yonekrs History and the Wildlife Mysteries - Groundwork Hudson Valley
Through October 27, 2017 - Yonkers

Groundwork Hudson Valley's Urban Rangers will be providing tours focusing on the wildlife in Van Der Donck Park and the history of Yonkers. Mysteries of the Wildlife- Learn about the wildlife that lives in Van Der Donck Park at 3:45- 4:15 pm. Slippery Slope- Learning activities will take place at Philipse Manor Hall from 4:20- 4:50 pm. Tour Through Yonkers History- Learn about the history and prosperity of Yonkers from 4:45- 5:25 pm at Mill Street Courtyard. Tuesday's from April 25th to May 23rd Friday's from June 2nd to October 27th

Suffern Farmers' Market - Lafayette Avenue
Through October 28, 2017 - Suffern

A family friendly market with food vendors, craft vendors, children's activities, and live entertainment weekly. The community focused market provides fresh, locally grown, nutritious produce and fruit, prepared foods, grass-fed beef, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, jam, body care products, hand-made gift items and more. The market supports local farmers, thus promoting and maintaining a healthy regional agricultural economy.

CHIHULY - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 29, 2017 - Bronx

CHIHULY will spotlight world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s bold innovation and experimentation in a variety of media throughout his celebrated career. CHIHULY will feature approximately 20 installations as well as drawings and early works revealing the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process. Among the singular sights, one of the new installations will draw inspiration from Chihuly’s storied 1975 Artpark installation. Set within NYBG’s landmark landscape and buildings, this groundbreaking exhibition will run from April 22 through October 29, 2017.

What in the World is a Herbarium? - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 29, 2017 - Bronx

With more than 7.8 million preserved specimens, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the second largest herbarium in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. This special exhibition in the Ross Gallery celebrates the Steere Herbarium as the centerpiece of the Garden's botanical research program, and a priceless resource for scholars from around the world. Through this exhibition, learn some of the many ways that Garden scientists are working to study and save the plants of the world.

Chihuly - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 29, 2017 - The Bronx

Breathtaking works of art by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly will be on view at NYBG in his first major garden exhibition in more than ten years in New York. CHIHULY, presented by Bank of America, will showcase approximately 20 installations and include drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly's artistic process during his celebrated career. Among the singular sights, one of the new installations will draw inspiration from his storied 1975 Artpark installation. Set within NYBG's landmark landscape and buildings, this groundbreaking exhibition will be a must-see throughout the changing seasons from spring through fall. Special weekend celebrations, films, poetry, and nature-inspired art programs for kids offer colorful and imaginative tributes to nature. On CHIHULY Nights, the exhibition takes on a magical energy as the Garden's vistas and Conservatory become living canvas for these works of art.

Smart Garden Exhibit - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through October 31, 2017 - Prospect Heights

Gardens can play a big role in conserving water and preventing pollution, especially in cities. In conjunction with the opening of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden, this year's gallery exhibit in the Steinhardt Conservatory explores solutions to some of the big environmental challenges cities face in the 21st century. The display highlights BBG's Water Conservation Project, projected to reduce the Garden's outdoor freshwater consumption by almost 96%. Visitors will also learn how to create their own sustainable gardens that conserve water and make the city cleaner and greener. Tips for families and children are also included.

What in the World is a Herbarium? - NY Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2017 - Bronx

With more than 7.8 million preserved specimens, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere. This special exhibition in Ross Gallery celebrates the Steere Herbarium as the centerpiece of the Garden’s botanical research program, and a priceless resource for scholars from around the world. Through this exhibition, learn some of the many ways that Garden scientists are working to study and save the plants of the world.

Music lessons/birthday parties/summer camps - Bach to Rock - Nanuet
Through October 31, 2017 - Nanuet

Bach to Rock in Nanuet, NY provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in Nanuet, New City, Clarkstown & West Nyack. Instruments include guitar, piano, drums, voice, violin, trumpet & more! B2R birthday parties and seasonal camps are great opportunities to play & learn music with your friends and make new ones! Or come enjoy early childhood classes for toddlers and preschoolers. Take your skills to the next level in a Glee Club or Rock Band. B2R offers opportunities for students to perform in venues around Rockland County.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
Through October 31, 2017 - Battery Park City

Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents and caregivers at this interactive play group on the lawn. Sing, listen to stories, play with toys and water.

Mill Neck Manor House Tour - Mill Neck Manor House
Through November 05, 2017 - Mill Neck

Experience all the grandeur of Mill Neck Manor at our docent-led, 90-minute tours, followed by light refreshments of custom-blended teas. Mill Neck Manor, (formerly known as Sefton Manor) is on the North Shore of Long Island. This Gold Coast mansion is set on an 86-acre scenic estate overlooking the Long Island Sound. Sefton Dodge and Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf.

Piermont's Down to Earth Farmers Market - M&T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 11, 2017 - Piermont

Enjoy local produce, area food makers who source locally, seasonal tastings, music, and more.

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Thelma Hill - Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
Through November 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

651 ARTS launches the second installment of its signature Live & Outspoken series with a discussion honoring dance educator and pioneer Thelma Hill. A panel of nationally acclaimed scholars and artists will convene to celebrate and pay tribute to the dynamic career on one of America’s most important dance figures. Follow the conversation: #LiveOutspoken #ClassicBlack

Family Farm Tour - Stone Barns
Through November 17, 2017 - Pocantico Hills

On this family-fun tour for ages 2 and older, explore the farm and some of the seasonal highlights. Then walk around the farm to have a look at the animals and the vegetable gardens.

Chelsea Farmers Market - Down to Earth Chelsea Farmers Market
Through November 18, 2017 - Chelsea

Fruits, vegetables, meats and eggs from regional farms and a wide variety of foods from local food makers. The market is open every Saturday from 9am-4pm, from May through November 18th.

Hrp Green Team - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

Gain meaningful experience working with friends, community members, and like-minded individuals looking to beautify and maintain Hudson River Park's picturesque waterside landscape! This volunteer program is an exciting opportunity for community members to nurture their inner green thumb alongside their neighbors while improving public greenspace. Members of the HRP Green Team will work with our seasoned horticulture staff and participate in landscape enhancement activities including planting, weeding, pruning, mulching, trimming of ornamental grasses, addition of soil amendments, cleaning of vegetation beds, and other general gardening activities. Can't commit to all of the sessions? No problem! RSVP to any or all of the Green Team volunteer days. Locations and activities will vary each month, and volunteers will get to experience the Park from a whole new perspective throughout the seasons. RSVP today or call for more information: 347-515-2242

HRP Green Team - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

Gain meaningful experience working with friends, community members, and like-minded individuals looking to beautify and maintain Hudson River Park's picturesque waterside landscape! This volunteer program is an exciting opportunity for community members to nurture their inner green thumb alongside their neighbors while improving public greenspace. Members of the HRP Green Team will work with our seasoned horticulture staff and participate in landscape enhancement activities including planting, weeding, pruning, mulching, trimming of ornamental grasses, addition of soil amendments, cleaning of vegetation beds, and other general gardening activities. Can't commit to all of the sessions? No problem! RSVP to any or all of the Green Team volunteer days. Locations and activities will vary each month, and volunteers will get to experience the Park from a whole new perspective throughout the seasons. RSVP today or call for more information: 347-515-2242

HRP Green Team - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

Gain meaningful experience working with friends, community members, and like-minded individuals looking to beautify and maintain Hudson River Park's picturesque waterside landscape! This volunteer program is an exciting opportunity for community members to nurture their inner green thumb alongside their neighbors while improving public greenspace. Members of the HRP Green Team will work with our seasoned horticulture staff and participate in landscape enhancement activities including planting, weeding, pruning, mulching, trimming of ornamental grasses, addition of soil amendments, cleaning of vegetation beds, and other general gardening activities. Can't commit to all of the sessions? No problem! RSVP to any or all of the Green Team volunteer days. Locations and activities will vary each month, and volunteers will get to experience the Park from a whole new perspective throughout the seasons. RSVP today or call for more information: 347-515-2242

Meet the Farmers, Greet the Season - Stone Barns
Through November 19, 2017 - Pocantico Hills

Participate in all-day season, hands-on activities, and drop-in tours.

Piermont's Down to Earth Farmers Market - M&T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 19, 2017 - Piermont

Down to Earth Markets bring together two kinds of vendors: local farmers