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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tour |
Castle Williams, the centerpiece of the system of fortifications designed to guard New York City just prior to the War of 1812, has long been off-limits to the public. After an extensive rehabilitation project in 2011, the National Park Service opened the Castle's to the general public for the first time in the fort's 200-year history. Tours of the Castle take visitors through all three levels and the roof. Tours are approximately 30 minutes in length. Visitors are advised that tours require climbing three flights of stairs. The Castle's upper floors are not handicap-accessible. Start times: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 30
11:30 am
to 4:30 pm

Free

Tours, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Explore Castle Williams Tour
Concert |
Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags on Sony Classical; Keyboard Classics for Children on Summit; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still on Summit; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 30
12:30 pm

Free

Concerts, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Pianist Roy Eaton: Played Carnegie in '37
Tour |
Take a tour of the Hills rising on Governors Island! The Hills are currently under construction at the southern end of the new park. Made of recycled fill materials, the Hills will rise 25 to 70 feet above the Island, and the summit of the tallest Hill will provide visitors with a 360-degree panoramic view of the Harbor. Get a behind-the-scenes look at these Hills as you climb to the top and experience an entirely new perspective on New York Harbor.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 30
4:15 pm

Free

Tours, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Behind-the-Scenes Hard Hat Hills Tour
Tour |
Perched high atop the 41st floor overlooking Manhattan, a rooftop vegetable garden has been cultivated. Now growing for its third year, the organic garden illustrates a foray into urban agriculture, producing vegetables and herbs that are used throughout the hotel’s food and beverage program. The 1,344-square foot garden is situated 384 feet above Manhattan. With eleven planted beds and four robust barrels planted throughout summer and fall, vegetables include arugula, mesclun lettuces, heirloom tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, peppers and fall squashes. Herbs include basil, mint, thyme, oregano and cilantro. The garden utilizes only organic plants, soil, fertilizer and insect deterrents, including eco-friendly ladybugs. Led by Executive Chef and Chief Gardener Brian Wieler, the tours offer insider access to the private garden, which has breathtaking views of Manhattan and is closed to the public. During the tour, Chef Wieler discusses the hotel’s culinary and rooftop garden program, with a Q and A session and special surprises afterwards.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 30
5:00 pm

Free

Tours, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Veggies with a View: Rooftop Garden Tour
Theater |
Hecuba, a former queen, is now a slave who must take justice in her own hands in revenge for the killing of her son. The story is a brilliant account of the unknown destiny of every human being, an examination of life's uncertainty, the aftermath of war, and how dreams can turn into nightmares. This production by American Thymele Theatre is presented fully staged without intermission.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 30
6:00 pm

Free

Theaters, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, New York Euripides Summer Festival 2015: Hecuba
Concert |
Brooklyn native Suter was raised singing gospel in church, featured as vocalist on many underground house and dance records in the 90’s, and is now fronting an eclectic blues band. Her powerful bass/baritone voice was called by National Public Radio “a gale-force," adding that “she applies defibrillator paddles to vernacular music."    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 30
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, River and Blues Concert: Alexis P. Suter and The Ministers of Sound
Concert |
A 20-piece percussion and horn big band created in 2006 by the composer and instrumentalist Letieres Leite, Rumpilezz combines the power of traditional Afro-Bahian rhythms with jazz influences for a one-of-a-kind “veritable explosion of the boundaries of Brazilian instrumental music,” (leading Brazilian music critic).    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 30
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Brazilian Sounds: Letieres Leite and Orkestra Rumpilezz
Theater |
The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot became a treasured urban tradition in two decades of productions. The concept of free Shakespeare in a parking lot, presented with a "poor theater" aesthetic, is now widely imitated around the US and around the world, with productions as far away as New Zealand. Set in Scotland, Macbeth dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 30
8:00 pm

Free

Theaters, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: Macbeth
Film |
Brazilian singer Marcia Castro started her career in hometown Bahia, mixing regional musical elements with universal rhythms. With three released albums, Pecadinho, Dé Pes No Chão, Das Coisas Que Surgen, and well-known collaborators such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Tom Zé, Marcia is an important name in the new and promising Brazilian contemporary music scene.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 30
8:00 pm

Free

Films, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Marcia Castro, Brazilian Singer
Screening |
Experience some of the year's best animated shorts at the incomparable Animation Block Party. 6:30PM Doors Open 7:30PM Live Music 8:45PM Films Begin    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 30
8:45 pm

Free

Screenings, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Short Films: Animation Block Party

Friday, July 31, 2015

Concert |
Georgia's Jason Aldean has released six albums and twenty-two singles. His 2010 album, My Kinda Party, is certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Of his singles, thirteen have reached number one on the country charts, including "Why", "She's Country", "Big Green Tractor", and "The Truth". Attendees are advised to get there early.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jul 31
7:00 am

Free

Concerts, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Jason Aldean, Country Hitmaker
Jazz |
Lynette Washington is an American jazz vocalist. She was the winner in the Jazzmobile Anheuser-Busch Jazz Vocal Competition in 2005. She has worked with artists such as Aretha Franklin, U2, and Peter Gabriel.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jul 31
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Lynette Washington, Grammy-Nominated Jazz Vocalist
Concert |
Chargaux, the string duo of Margaux Whitney, violin and Jasmin “Charly” Charles, viola, performs original works that combine elements of classical music, minimalist electronics, and haunting vocals. The Huffington Post said, “The two Brooklyn-based artists rework the traditionally classical instruments’ vibes, releasing bubbling, boiling liquid sounds, somewhere between the brashness of jazz and the mellowness of R&amp;B....[They’ve] already captured the attention of New York's art and fashion set with their infectious and unexpected covers of songs like Beyonce's ‘Partition’ and Kanye's ‘Flashing Lights.’”    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jul 31
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Chargaux, Eclectic String Duo
Performance |
This hilarious new play, portrays a political primary that has been modeled on the X FACTOR, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, and the traditional LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS format. Nothing is sacred.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jul 31
8:00 pm

Free

Performances, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Alexa Kelly's Shakespeare's Presidential Primary: An Original Comedy in One Act

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tour |
Join a free public tour of this three-masted barque built in 1936. At 295 feet in length, the Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service. Constructed in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and originally commissioned as the Horst Wessel by the German Navy, Eagle was taken by the United States as a war reparation following World War II. With more than 23,500 square feet of sail and six miles of rigging, Eagle has served as a classroom at sea for future Coast Guard officers since 1946, offering an at-sea leadership and professional development experience.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 1
10:30 am
to 5:00 pm

Free

Tours, August 01, 2015, 08/01/2015, Tour the Eagle, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter
Concert |
The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock &amp; Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His latest album “Locked Down”, released in 2012 with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys also won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Opener Amy Helm’s deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. The daughter of music legend Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen, Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 1
2:00 pm
to 7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 01, 2015, 08/01/2015, Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, 6-Time Grammy-Winning Rockers
Theater |
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet exquisitely pleads for similar and neighboring peoples to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. In The Drilling Company's production, the play will be set in a modern city which is divided by wealth and class. Directed by David Marantz, it aims to send a clear message about the violence that can result from social division and corporate greed.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 1
6:30 pm

Free

Theaters, August 01, 2015, 08/01/2015, The Drilling Company presents Romeo and Juliet
Concert |
Bluegrass returns with this high-octane 5-man band, fronted by 3 female vocalists. Bring your blankets, picnic baskets, and candles.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 1
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 01, 2015, 08/01/2015, NYCity Slickers, High-Octane Bluegrass Band
Dance Lesson |
With Christine Meyerson. No experience necessary; all are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 1
7:00 pm

Free

Dance Lessons, August 01, 2015, 08/01/2015, Folk Dancing
Dance Performance |
Garth Fagan’s ever-evolving dance language draws on the weight of modern dance, the speed and precision of ballet, the energy of Afro-Caribbean dance, and the rule-breaking experimentation of the post-moderns. These elements intertwine not only in the well-loved signature pieces he will be performing, but also in a commissioned work that pays homage to Geoffrey Holder’s illustrious legacy. To further celebrate his spirit, Holder’s widow, Carmen de Lavallade, will perform his moving rendition of the story of creation based on a James Weldon Johnson poem suggesting life’s graceful cycle. Harlem’s spirit-filled Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble opens the evening with their powerful gospel voices, celebrating African American musical heritage.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 1
7:30 pm

Free

Dance Performances, August 01, 2015, 08/01/2015, Dance Artists: Garth Fagan Dance / Carmen de Lavallade: The Creation / The Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Dance Performance |
Featuring Abdoulaye Diabaté and Super Manden, Boodoosingh Tassa Drummers, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, Csűrdöngölő Folk Ensemble, and Ikhlaq Hussain. This dynamic program commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Hart-Celler Act, a landmark immigration bill that forever changed the demographic makeup of America and opened doors for immigrants from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and parts of Europe. The afternoon features music and dance performance traditions from some of the New York City immigrant communities that witnessed robust growth after the bill’s passage. Abdoulaye Diabaté and Super Manden is an ensemble of master musicians led by lauded Malian-born singer Diabaté, who is steeped in the Malian griot tradition. The Boodoosingh Tassa Drummers, formed by Queens native Ryan Ali, performs high-energy drumming based on musical forms from Trinidad and Tobago; Calpulli Mexican Dance Company performs regional dances of Jalisco, Michoacán, Puebla, and Veracruz, along with compelling interpretations of traditional Aztec dances. Csűrdöngölő Folk Ensemble, accompanied by acclaimed Hungarian folk music band Èletfa, offers a high-energy tour of traditional Hungarian music and dance, as well as regional traditions from Slovakia and Transylvania. Sitar virtuoso Ikhlaq Hussain is part of a centuries-long line of master musicians in the Delhi Gharana tradition.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 2
1:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, August 02, 2015, 08/02/2015, Opening Doors: Celebrating Immigrant New York with Music and Dance
Workshop |
A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using an assortment of fitness equipment.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 2
3:30 pm

Free

Workshops, August 02, 2015, 08/02/2015, Waterfront Workout: Total Body Conditioning
Theater |
Now in its ninth season, Hip to Hip returns to the park to present a performance in repertory by a professional troupe of actors. All performances are fun for the whole family. Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare, and enjoy Shakespeare in the open air.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 2
5:00 pm

Free

Theaters, August 02, 2015, 08/02/2015, Hip to Hip Theatre presents Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor
Theater |
New york Classical Theatre presents this outdoor production of Shakespeare's timeless comedy.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 2
7:00 pm

Free

Theaters, August 02, 2015, 08/02/2015, Theater in  the Park: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

Monday, August 3, 2015

Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture explores the surprising conformity at the heart of the digital culture and what it means now that none of us can ever be alone. It is a call for social media users to take back ownership of their digital lives.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 3
6:30 pm

Free

Slide Lectures, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Jacob Silverman discusses his book Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Discussion |
Join actors Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell as they discuss Fantastic Four. The film — a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original superhero team — centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate universe and alter their physical forms in shocking ways.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 3
7:30 pm

Free

Discussions, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Meet the actors from the new film Fantastic Four

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Talk |
Join Bob Harper — fitness expert and star of NBC’s The Biggest Loser - for an inspirational Q+A on living better by maintaining a healthy body and mind. Hosted by Jay Blahnik, the discussion will provide tips on how to stay motivated whether you’re starting out, starting over, or trying to take your fitness to a new level.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 4
6:00 pm

Free

Talks, August 04, 2015, 08/04/2015, Meet Bob Harper, fitness expert from The Biggest Loser

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tour |
Four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs), which are used for training and research purposes, will be docked at the Museum’s pier and two of them will be open for free public tours.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 5
10:00 am
to 5:00 pm

Free

Tours, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Tour a U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft
Theater |
This is a free Public Works musical adaptation conceived and directed by Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. The Odyssey will feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 5
8:00 pm

Free

Theaters, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, A Musical Adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tour |
Four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs), which are used for training and research purposes, will be docked at the Museum’s pier and two of them will be open for free public tours.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 6
10:00 am
to 5:00 pm

Free

Tours, August 06, 2015, 08/06/2015, Tour a U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft
Talk |
Join producer Salma Hayek for a discussion and Q+A. The breathtaking animated feature brings to life the poetry of the celebrated Lebanese author.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 6
7:00 pm

Free

Talks, August 06, 2015, 08/06/2015, Salma Hayek, Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actress, discusses the film Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Festival |
On the big stage, a multicultural program with professional musicians, dancers and singers will be entertaining all.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 8
10:30 am
to 4:30 pm

Free

Festivals, August 08, 2015, 08/08/2015, The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Concert |
The season closes on an ecstatically high note with the one-of-a-kind tUnE-yArDs, project of New England native Merrill Garbus who has been called everything from “righteous with a carnival kick,” (NY Times) to “idiosyncratic, high-stakes and empowering.” (Pitchfork) Her 2011 record Whokill is hailed as a modern classic, with a lo-fi tapestry of beats, guitars, and horns weaving around her unmistakable, fearlessly belting voice. After three years of touring she returned last May with her follow-up Nikki Nack, which casts her songwriting and voice in a candied indie pop setting, complete with a Seussian stage setup and costumes. Pitchfork praises the record for its “songs that sound like playgrounds full of street kids ricocheting off each other like bumper cars.” Garbus is a genuine tour de force and possesses the rare combination of wicked braininess with complete warmth and lack of pretense. The “free associative, raw and radical” (LA Times) experimental hip-hop duo SHABBAZZ PALACES rounds out the bill. After emerging a few years ago in a cloud of mystery, they have come to stand for a woozy, patchwork, and altogether intoxicating approach to beat-making. Together, they threaten to make this the NYC show of the summer.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 8
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, August 08, 2015, 08/08/2015, Rock Sounds: tUnE-yArDs / Shabazz Palaces

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Festival |
On the big stage, a multicultural program with professional musicians, dancers and singers will be entertaining all.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 9
10:00 am
to 4:00 pm

Free

Festivals, August 09, 2015, 08/09/2015, The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Theater |
Now in its ninth season, Hip to Hip returns to the park to present a performance in repertory by a professional troupe of actors. All performances are fun for the whole family. Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare, and enjoy Shakespeare in the open air.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 9
5:00 pm

Free

Theaters, August 09, 2015, 08/09/2015, Hip to Hip Theatre presents Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice
Concert |
The groundbreaking Texan singer and bandleader “effortlessly bridges the genre gap between big-band jazz and the Grand Ole Opry. He spices his sound with bits of blues, bluegrass and grassroots folk, his reedy voice being the consistent, unifying factor among the styles” (John Serba of MLive). A perfect slice of Americana topped off with a fine looking Stetson hat.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 9
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 09, 2015, 08/09/2015, An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

Monday, August 10, 2015

Talk |
Susan Samtur, the ‘Original Coupon Queen’ will show your library patrons how to SAVE AT LEAST 50% EVERY TIME THEY GROCERY SHOP. Her presentation will advise shoppers on how to prepare a shopping list in advance and guide shoppers through the supermarket showing them how to shop smart, stay alert and aware of special saving opportunities, and to utilize coupons and sales to the very best of their ability. It also includes everything from refunds, seasonal savings, to store rewards, the latest in internet deals like electronic and printable coupons, finding coupons in unusable places, loyalty and frequent flyer programs and so much more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 10
6:00 pm

Free

Talks, August 10, 2015, 08/10/2015, Extreme Couponing: How to Save at Least 50% Every Time You Grocery Shop

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Talk |
Get the latest insights about identity theft risks from the BBB’s perspective. Recent data breaches in the news have made this issue newly relevant for many. Find out what you can do to be on top of basic issues dealing with the prevention, detection and resolution regarding potential and actual ID theft problems. Claire Rosenzweig, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York, will share tips and practical advice. Bring your questions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 11
6:00 pm

Free

Talks, August 11, 2015, 08/11/2015, Identity Theft: What’s Happening Now

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Opening Reception |
Coinciding with World Elephant Day, the exhibit is in response to the current plight of elephants, rhinos, tigers, bears and other animals due to poaching for the Chinese market. The exhibition features a series of drawings and an installation of recycled cardboard animal sculptures by the artist and her John Jay College students.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 12
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Compassion: For the Animals Great and Small, an Interdisciplinary Project by Mary Ting

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Park Walk |
At the top of the island sits a fortification that has seen nearly as many uses as it has years of completion. From war fort to music school to housing Confederate prisoners of war, to family housing, Fort Jay is the real star of the show. They say that because from the air, it is shaped like a star. This is a 30-minute tour. Start times: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 13
11:30 am
to 2:30 pm

Free

Park Walks, August 13, 2015, 08/13/2015, Experience Fort Jay: An Island Star

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Film |
This tension-fueled documentary from filmmaker Laura Poitras follows her 2013 journey to Hong Kong to meet with whistleblower Edward Snowden as he was preparing to release a wealth of classified government documents. 114 min. Discussion led by Jim Hinch.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 18
7:00 pm

Free

Films, August 18, 2015, 08/18/2015, Oscar-Winning Documentary: Laura Poitras' Citizenfour (2014)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Concert |
Program: VIVALDI Concerto Grosso in D minor MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia for String Orchestra No. 9 VASILY KALINNIKOV Serenade for String Orchestra LEROY ANDERSON Fiddle-Faddle Featuring the Harlem Quartet and NPR's Rob Kapilow, guest conductor.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 21
3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 21, 2015, 08/21/2015, The Harlem Quartet performs Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Kalinnikov, Anderson

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Film |
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak. 106 mins.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 22
3:00 pm

Free

Films, August 22, 2015, 08/22/2015, Israeli Film: Joseph Cedar's Oscar-Nominated Footnote (2011)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Concert |
You know her songs - "You've Got a Friend," "One Fine Day," "I Feel the Earth Move," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and many more - now you can see her appearing with Chilina Kennedy, the actress who plays her in the Broadway hit Beautiful. Attendees are advised to get there early.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 25
7:00 am

Free

Concerts, August 25, 2015, 08/25/2015, Carole King, Legendary Pop Singer-Songwriter
Film |
In this piercing tale of oppression set in 2012, fear grips Timbuktu after the Malian city is seized by Islamic rebels determined to impose their extreme beliefs on the moderate Muslim populace. 97 min. Discussion led by Dan Schneider.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 25
7:00 pm

Free

Films, August 25, 2015, 08/25/2015, Oscar-Nominated Mauritanian Film: Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu (2014)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Film |
The life and loves of French pop star Serge Gainsbourg are reimagined by comic book artist Joann Sfar, beginning with his childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, through his wild and crazy years in the ‘50s and ‘60s as a singer-songwriter and lover of some of the world’s most glamourous women (Bardot, Jane Birkin, beatnik icon Juliette Gréco). The film features many of the musician’s greatest hits, as well a giant puppet alter-ego who personifies his worst proclivities. (Note: Due to some nudity, this film is not recommended for children.) 122 minutes. Film starts at dusk. PRE-SCREENING PERFORMANCE at 7pm: Ginkgoa - She comes from New York, he leaves in Paris – her name is Nicolle Rochelle, his name is Antoine Chatenet and fighting against all the odds of their geographic destiny, they have found each other. Very quickly they decided to embark on the journey of making French songs with an American vibe, and American songs with a French touch where time periods would cross and inspirations would collide: from pop music, to the swing of old New York with a mix of electro beats and poetics.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 26
7:00 pm

Free

Films, August 26, 2015, 08/26/2015, French Cinema: Joann Sfar's Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Workshop |
Velvet Gloves Gentleman's Boxing is a nomadic club that offers conditioning classes and lessons in boxing technique. The club provides a fitness and wellness experience tailored to the cultural sensitivities of urban gay men. Workouts are meant to challenge body and mind, and participants say they are faster, leaner, have more endurance, and feel stronger after them. Velvet Gloves is all about gentlemanly respect, empowerment, social responsibility and diversity. The co-founders, Vance Garrett and Francisco Liuzzi, promise that no one has ever been hit in the face. After the 75-minute class comes the club part – a social cool down complements the experience. Workouts are open to adults of all genders and orientations. Absolute beginners, novices, and fitness enthusiasts alike are welcome. RSVP required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 27
7:00 pm

Free

Workshops, August 27, 2015, 08/27/2015, Velvet Gloves Gentleman’s Boxing
Film |
Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen. An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don't call him Shirley. 88 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 27
8:00 pm

Free

Films, August 27, 2015, 08/27/2015, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker's Airplane! (1980): Fun Spoof of Disaster Films

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Film |
Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder. Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to marry Lois, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth. 127 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 29
8:00 pm

Free

Films, August 29, 2015, 08/29/2015, Richard Lester's Superman II (1980): Super-Fun Sequel

Friday, September 4, 2015

Theater |
This is a free Public Works musical adaptation conceived and directed by Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. The Odyssey will feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Sep 4
8:00 pm

Free

Theaters, September 04, 2015, 09/04/2015, A Musical Adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Festival |
NYC's Unicycle Festival rolls across New York City this September. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey and sumo. For fans of extreme riding, the Hell on Wheel trials course challenges riders throughout the day. World-famous riders display their skills, and members of the public have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding. DJ Sky King keeps the one-wheel tempo rocking.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 5
12:00 pm

Free

Festivals, September 05, 2015, 09/05/2015, NYC Unicycle Festival

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Festival |
NYC's Unicycle Festival rolls across New York City this September. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey and sumo. For fans of extreme riding, the Hell on Wheel trials course challenges riders throughout the day. World-famous riders display their skills, and members of the public have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding. DJ Sky King keeps the one-wheel tempo rocking.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 6
12:00 pm

Free

Festivals, September 06, 2015, 09/06/2015, NYC Unicycle Festival
Theater |
This is a free Public Works musical adaptation conceived and directed by Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. The Odyssey will feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 6
8:00 pm

Free

Theaters, September 06, 2015, 09/06/2015, A Musical Adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey

Monday, September 7, 2015

Theater |
This is a free Public Works musical adaptation conceived and directed by Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. The Odyssey will feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Sep 7
8:00 pm

Free

Theaters, September 07, 2015, 09/07/2015, A Musical Adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Film |
Algiers, 1920s. Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya is transforming into a teenager, and even worse, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking. The rabbi’s life grows all the more complicated when a box arrives from Russia with a painter inside. Ultimately Rabbi Sfar ends up on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city of origin in Africa. 89 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 10
7:30 pm

Free

Films, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, French Film: Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux's The Rabbi's Cat (2011)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Workshop |
Velvet Gloves Gentleman's Boxing is a nomadic club that offers conditioning classes and lessons in boxing technique. The club provides a fitness and wellness experience tailored to the cultural sensitivities of urban gay men. Workouts are meant to challenge body and mind, and participants say they are faster, leaner, have more endurance, and feel stronger after them. Velvet Gloves is all about gentlemanly respect, empowerment, social responsibility and diversity. The co-founders, Vance Garrett and Francisco Liuzzi, promise that no one has ever been hit in the face. After the 75-minute class comes the club part – a social cool down complements the experience. Workouts are open to adults of all genders and orientations. Absolute beginners, novices, and fitness enthusiasts alike are welcome. RSVP required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 24
7:00 pm

Free

Workshops, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Velvet Gloves Gentleman’s Boxing

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Concert |
Program: Benjamin Britten: 6 Hölderlin-Fragments Op. 61 Franz Schubert: 3 Shakespeare Lieder Robert Schumann: from Myrthen, Op. 25 Richard Strauss: 3 Ophelia Lieder Op. 67 BASS will perform: Kristina Bachrach, soprano, Nils Neubert, tenor; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 6
6:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 06, 2015, 10/06/2015, Britannica in Deutsch Concert: Britten, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss
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