As 2018 approaches event still continue all over New York. Time to mark those calendars and start making plans.
1/1: Hear 140 poets read works from 2 p.m. until after midnight at New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading at St. Mark’s Church in-the Bowery.
1/1 – 15: Watch model trains zip around miniature New York landmarks made of plant materials, and enjoy kids’ activities at the Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden. Closed Jan. 8.
1/2 – 3/4: See some of the most talented playwrights present their work at the New York Winterfest at Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th.
1/2 – 30 (Tues. & Sat. before noon): Enjoy Free Admission to Wave Hill cultural center and its 28-acre public garden overlooking the Hudson River in the Bronx on Tuesday and Saturday. You must arrive before noon, but you can stay all day.
1/3 – 5 (7 p.m.): The famous Big Apple Circus has high-wire aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, clowns, contortionists, rescue animals, and a band in a heated tent at Lincoln Center.
1/5 (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.): Children wearing crowns join real camels, sheep, colorful puppets, musicians, dancers, and community leaders dressed as kings in the festive Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration in East Harlem. Free.
1/5 – 7: Professional Bull Riders take on the fiercest bucking bulls at Madison Square Garden.
1/7 (3 to 5 p.m.): Liven up winter by joining thousands who follow the instructions for taking a No Pants Subway Ride, followed by an after party at Bar 13. Free.
1/9 – 16: The New Yorker calls American Realness Festival “a sampler of boundary-pushing performance bordering on dance” with 89 performances of 17 productions, plus exhibitions, at Abrons Arts Center, Gibney Dance an various locations.
1/10 – 17: Winter Jazzfest includes 150 artists playing at Le Poisson Rouge and other venues. Jan. 12 & 13, 2018 are marathon days.
1/10 – 23: The New York Jewish Film Festival showcases films that investigate, record, and celebrate the Jewish experience at Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center.
1/12 – 14: Vogue Knitting Live features knitting classes and a vendor marketplace at New York Marriott Marquis.
1/14 (7 p.m.): Enjoy 12 musical acts on three stages from countries all over the world at globalFEST near Times Square.
1/14 (3 p.m.): 50 Years After MLK – A Dream Deferred is a panel discussion about Dr. King’s legacy and how his teachings affect us today at Apollo Theater, followed by a gospel performance. Click “free tickets” on their website, choose a quantity, and then click “$0.00.”
1/15, (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Join 8th graders from Manhattan Country School on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March from Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial to their school on the Upper West Side, with stops along the way. Free.
1/16 – 2/4: Get 2-for-1 deals on select theater shows during NYC Broadway Week.
1/18 – 21: New York Ceramics & Glass Fair features exhibits by 30 galleries at Bohemian National Hall.
1/18 – 25: See world-class squash players compete at Grand Central Terminal in the Tournament of Champions.
1/19 – 21: Outsider Art Fair shows self-taught art created outside the mainstream at Metropolitan Pavilion. See photos.
1/19 – 28: View and purchase exceptional antiques ranging from ancient Roman glass to mid-century modern from 70 exhibitors at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory. No baby strollers on weekends.
1/22 – 2/9: Get a special deal on a 3-course lunch or dinner at 300 restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week.
1/24 – 28: See new boats, marine gear, and accessories plus workshops and TV celebrities at the New York Boat Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
1/25: PopImpressKA Art Culture Fashion Show, to benefit relief effort for Puerto Rico. The Manhattan Art and Antique Center,1050 2nd Avenue at 56th St. starting at 6pm.
1/26 – 28: BroadwayCon promises “performances, panels, workshops, autographs, photo booths, Q&As, meet-and-greets, singalongs, and much more” for people who love live theater at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
1/26 – 27 and 2/2 – 3: Winter Carnival includes winter sports and games, skating, a brew house, and a silent disco dance at Bryant Park. Free (unless you rent skates).
1/27 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Enjoy free skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and sledding during Winter Jam, when the Central Park bandshell area is covered with blown-in snow. Bring equipment or borrow it free. Bring photo ID for sports or a legal guardian if under age 18. Rain date Feb. 3.
1/27: Sample beer, taste bourbon, hear bluegrass music, and eat barbecue at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival in Manhattan at 608 W. 28th Street.
1/27 – 28: Hear travel talks by experts, browse 500 travel booths, taste international food, and watch cultural performances at the New York Times Travel Show in Javits Convention Center.
Events in June
Gay Pride, Bryant Park Picnic Performances, Movie Nights, Lincoln Center Summer for the City (Midsummer Night Swing), Juneteenth, New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Tribeca Film Festival, Free Outdoor Concerts, Museum Mile Festival, the Puerto Rican Day Parade and that’s just the beginning!
Until September 29 every summer in Times Square, NYC, TSQ LIVE showcases hundreds of artists, performers and cultural producers and this summer 80 free events hosting over a dozen incredible New York-based institutions and collectives, including Pioneer Works, NEW INC, Children’s Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ailey Extension, New York Live Arts, OTA Entertainment, Soul Summit, Rash Bar, and Elsewhere.
6/1: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park New York City Opera: La Bohème
6/2: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Jazzmobile: The Steven Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra
6/2: Billy Joel @ MSG
6/3-4: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit atUniversity Place, starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.
6/7 until September: Little Island Tony and Grammy Award winners in The Glade, late night djs, drag bingo, and dance parties in The Play Ground, weekly artmaking activities for all ages and Teen Night every Friday.
6/7 – 18: Tribeca Film Festival will take place movie theatres, rooftops and various venues throughout NYC, such as the new Pier 57, Beacon Theatre, the Angelika. The premiere of Let the Canary Sing with a performance by Cyndi Lauper or The Closing Gala: A Bronx Tale, followed by a conversation with director and star Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal, and writer and co-star Chazz Palminteri.
6/8 – 8/6: Shakespeare in the Park – Hamlet
6/8: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Robin Dunn, The Lite
6/9: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Dance Heginbotham, Jennifer Muller/The Works
6/9 – 11: @ Citi Field Governors Ball Music Festival – The contemporary music festival for music lovers by music lovers. With 60+ artists of all genres across 4 stages, there is something for everyone, including delicious restaurants, food trucks and menus.
6/9 – 18: River to River Festival The festival takes place in a variety of public venues that canvas all of Downtown New York – from Chambers Street down to the southern tip of Manhattan and across the island from river to river.
6/11: National Puerto Rican Day Parade Fifth Avenue, 44th to 79th Street
6/12: Bryant Park Movie Nights Almost Famous (2000)
6:13: Museum Mile Festival on Fifth Avenue from 84th Street to 109th Street: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Neue Galerie New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; The Jewish Museum; Museum of the City of New York; El Museo del Barrio; and The Africa Center.
6/14 – August: Dancing Under the Stars (formerly Midsummer Night Swing), free outdoor movies, dancing, singing, readings, celebrations, flamingos, disco ball, poetry, Mozart, concerts, crafts, Juneteenth and much more!
6/15: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Terk Lewis + Kayla Farrish
6/16: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Soles of Duende + Josh Johnson
6/17-25: Gay Pride The Rally, The March & Pride Island. The 2023 theme is “Strength in Solidarity” and Christina Aguilera is headlining NYC Pride Island on Sunday, June 25th at Brooklyn Army Terminal. The festivities begin with Family Night and the Rally and culminate with PrideFest & The March. Other events include Pride Island and the annual Dance on the Pier, following the parade wrapping up Pride Week in a grand fireworks display.
6/16 – 18: Juneteenth is a celebration of June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, which declared the ending of slavery in the USA. The three day Juneteenth in NYC festival kicks off Friday with a virtual summit, Friday night is the Celebration of Black Kings, Saturday is Festival Community Day and the festival culminates Sunday with a Parade, Fashion Show, Food trucks Field Day and more. Monday, June 19th, is a national holiday, with government, banks and post offices closed. More Info: Junteenth NY
There are dozens more Juneteenth celebrations throughout all 5 Boroughs, including BBQs, the NYC Parks Department, Seneca Village, Broadway, Lincoln Center, concerts, shows, theater and more.
6/17: The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is the nation’s largest art parade where 3,000+ participants dress in hand-made costumes.
6/ 19: Bryant Park Movie Nights Amistad (1997)
6/23: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Emerging Music Festival: Psymon Spine, THUS LOVE, Katy Kirby
6/24: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Emerging Music Festival: Ky Vöss, Seramic, Miss Grit, Dead Tooth
6/26: Bryant Park Movie Nights Mean Girls (2004)
6/30: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Jalopy Theatre: Michael Daves Quartet ft. Tony Trishka, Yacouba Sissoko, Terrell King
6/30: Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
This Weekend Life Sized Sculptures Arrive in Soho To Bring Art Back!
Taylor Swift Exhibition Opens in NYC
Taylor Swift’s career-spanning costume exhibition just opened at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). On May 18, MAD Director Tim Rodgersand Board Chair Michele Cohen (with husband Marty) welcomed members and patrons for a preview of the exhibition before it opened to the public on the 20th. Guests included Susan and Larry Ach, Loreen Arbus, Christiana Baroni, Marian Burke, Patti and Michael Dweck, Alexander Hankin, Marsy Mittlemann, Netta Rosin, as well as MAD curators Elissa Auther, Barbara Paris Gifford, and Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy. Television cameras whirled in a music filled electric gallery.
ETTE Taking Back Her Life From Rape and Abuse With Performance Art
Last Thursday multidisciplinary, shamanic artist ETTE exposed the name of her predator and took back her life. The show was powerful, prolific and empowering. “Whistle Blower” was co-produced by Derek Warburton.
Now you can go inside the performance that exposed who raped ETTE and the action she took to take her life back.
Sexual Violence Affects Millions of Americans
Younger People Are at the Highest Risk of Sexual Violence
- Ages 12-34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault.3
- Those age 65 and older are 92% less likely than 12-24 year olds to be a victim of rape or sexual assault, and 83% less likely than 25-49 year olds.4
ETTE and Derek Warburton on Rape and Abuse
On Thursday multidisciplinary, shamanic artist ETTE exposed the name of her predator and took back her life. The show was powerful, prolific and empowering. My guest Elisabeta, writer ElizaBeth Taylor and I, all felt privileged to be apart of an act so brave and true. Abuse victims should NEVER feel the way they are made to feel.
Before the main event we talked with ETTE about her abuse and how prevalent abuse is in our society.
Her co-host Derek Warburton also shared his story and why he co-produced this amazing night.
Did you know?
Before that happened T2C had a chance to see her art show entitled “Whistle Blower”.
Tomorrow the performance.
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