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TSQ LIVE 2023

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Every summer, TSQ LIVE invites artists, performers and cultural producers to share their work in one of the world’s most iconic public places. Marking our biggest season to date, this year’s lineup features over 80 free, open-air events across two stages, with DJ sets, live concerts, dance workshops, and more. The program brings together arts and cultural partners from over a dozen 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 Music, Rash Bar, and elsewhere.

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DJ SETS

Presented by Rash Bar, Soul Summit, & Elsewhere
Sponsored by Nasdaq
Tuesdays | 5pm, Broadway & 43rd St

Tune in on Tuesdays to hear NYC-based DJs bring their expert craft to music lovers and passersby in Times Square. The series will kick off with a euphoric summer soundtrack presented by Brooklyn-based Rash Bar, followed by programs from DJ collective Soul Summit Music and Brooklyn venue Elsewhere.

Rash Bar NYC is a club and performance space located in Bushwick, dedicated to putting on and supporting emerging queer, local and community artists and musicians, primarily New York’s many electronic music scenes.

Brooklyn-based Soul Summit Music, consisting of DJs Jeffrey Mendoza, Sadiq Bellamy and Tabu, is best known for their soulful Sunday afternoon festivals in Fort Greene Park. Over more than a dozen summers, the collective has built a devoted following for their joyful and inclusive dance parties.

Elsewhere is a Brooklyn venue and nightclub dedicated to new music, presenting underground and unbound music with love since 2017. Across three floors, Elsewhere is a space for all New Yorkers to experience expansive sonic offerings, spreading the joy of radical music.


LIVE MUSIC

CROSSROADS CONCERTS
Sponsored by Nasdaq
Select Wednesdays in May & June | 5pm, Broadway & 43rd St

In celebration of the broad range of live events regularly on offer in Times Square, TSQ LIVE will feature live music brought to you by an array of neighbors across the district, including Swing 46, M Social, Russian Samovar, Brickhouse NYC, and Jasmine’s Caribbean Cuisine.

THE COMMUTER SERIES WITH PIONEER WORKS
Sponsored by Nasdaq
Wednesdays | 5pm, Broadway & 43rd St

Brooklyn-based leading nonprofit cultural center Pioneer Works, known for their experimental music program and residency, will curate and present a series of musical performances featuring past, current, and future musicians-in-residence across all genres, including Michael Foster, Gelsey Bell, Corrine Jasmine, Veronica Avola, Greg Fox, H x H (Lester St. Louis & Chris Williams), Kwami Winfield, Ciarra Black, Brent Arnold, and Issei Herr.

  • Wednesday, June 28: Fox, Frye & Associates
  • Wednesday, July 5: The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts or NYRoCS
  • Wednesday, July 12: Ciarra Black
  • Wednesday, July 19: Brent Arnold: Solo Cello & Electronics
  • Wednesday, July 26: Soless Dialtone
  • Wednesday, August 2: Issei Herr
  • Wednesday, August 9: Corrine Jasmin
  • Wednesday, August 16: The Chutneys
  • Wednesday, August 30: H x H (Lester St. Louis & Chris Williams)
  • Wednesday, September 13: Avola

Pioneer Works is an artist and scientist-led nonprofit cultural center in Red Hook, Brooklyn that fosters innovative thinking through the visual and performing arts, technology, music, and science. Its mission is to build community through the arts and sciences to create an open and curious world.

JAZZ IN TIMES SQUARE
Presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center
Thursdays | 5pm, Broadway & 46th

On Thursdays, Jazz at Lincoln Center brings New York City’s world-renowned jazz scene to Broadway, creating the feeling of an intimate club amidst the sights and sounds of Times Square. In keeping with its mission, the organization will present a dynamic array of musicians including Christopher McBride, Mariel Bildsten Septet, and Roxy Coss Quartet.

  • Thursday, May 4: Tito and Tito Centennial: Curtis Brothers Quartet
  • Thursday, May 11: Chien Chien Lu and Richie Goods
  • Thursday, May 25: Christopher McBride
  • Thursday, June 1:Charenee Wade
  • Thursday, June 8: Miki Yamanaka
  • Thursday, June 15: Dayramir Gonzalez
  • Thursday, July 6: Winard Harper and Jeli Posse
  • Thursday, July 13: Mariel Bildsten Septet
  • Thursday, July 20: Naledi Masilo [in honor of Nelson Mandela’s Birthday Celebration]
  • Thursday, July 27: Roxy Coss Quartet
  • Thursday, August 3: Grace Fox Big Band
  • Thursday, August 17: Simon Moullier Quartet
  • Thursday, August 31: Endea Owens and the Cookout

The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists spanning genres and generations, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of performance, education, and broadcast events each season in its home in New York City and around the world, for people of all ages.

CARNEGIE HALL CONCERTS
Musical performances presented by Carnegie Hall
Friday, June 9 & Friday, June 16 | 5pm, Broadway & 46th

In June, Carnegie Hall celebrates sensational sounds from across the country and around the globe with two free concerts in Times Square. Performances include eclectic Colombian rhythms by singer, songwriter, and accordionist Gregorio Uribe, and the unique multi-tonal sounds of Trio Fadolín, a string ensemble composed of Sabina Torosjan on violin, Valeriya Sholokhova on cello, and Ljova on the fadolín.

  • Friday, June 9: Gregorio Uribe (plus trio)
  • Friday, June 16: Trio Fadolin

Carnegie Hall‘s mission is to present extraordinary music and musicians on the three stages of this legendary hall, to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience, to provide visionary education programs, and to foster the future of music through the cultivation of new works, artists, and audiences.

SUMMER FRIDAY CONCERTS
Fridays | 6pm, Broadway & 46th

Check out the buzziest up-and-coming talent from New York City and beyond with these free concerts on Fridays in Times Square. Highlights include a punk rock show by arts organization NEW INC, as well as performances by singer/songwriters Madison Watkins, Brooke Alexx and NYC’s own Julia Wolf.

PUNK SHOW
Curated and presented by NEW INC
Friday, September 15 | 5pm, Broadway & 46th St

For one day only, punk music takes over Times Square! Curated and presented by the New Museum’s cultural incubator NEW INC, this live punk show features an electrifying lineup that embodies the cross-disciplinary fusions found in the past, present, and future of punk music.

Expanding on the New Museum’s commitment to new art and new ideas, NEW INC is the Museum’s cultural incubator supporting creative practitioners and small businesses working across art, design, technology. Now in Year 9, NEW INC’s membership model continues to support a diverse range of creative practitioners with a values-driven program and safe space for gathering and developing new creative projects and businesses.


DANCE

DANCE IN TIMES SQUARE
Dance Workshops presented by Ailey Extension
May 5, 12, 26; June 2, 30; August 10 | 5pm, Broadway & 46th

Alvin Ailey comes to Times Square for a series of free outdoor dance classes led by Ailey Extension instructors and NYC performance artists. Fun for all ages and all levels of dance experience, these high-spirited and participatory workshops range from Broadway jazz to New York-style mambo, West African dance, and more!

  • Friday, May 5: West African Dance with Maguette Camara (featuring live drumming)
  • Friday, May 12: NY Style Mambo with Katherine Jimenez
  • Friday, May 26: Zumba® with Jose Ozuna
  • Friday, June 2: Broadway Jazz with Judine Somerville
  • Friday, June 30: Hip-Hop with TweetBoogie
  • Thursday, August 10: Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary Celebration

Ailey Extension was founded to continue Alvin Ailey’s legacy that “dance came from the people and should be delivered back to the people” by offering open dance classes that are accessible to all people in a welcoming, non-competitive environment. Ailey Extension enriches the lives of the community around us locally and internationally through dance classes, workshops, student performances, panel discussions, and private group classes with prominent dance instructors and musicians from around the world. Join Ailey Extension either online or in-person at the Ailey Studios for dance and fitness classes open to dancers of all levels, from absolute beginners to professionals.

LIVE DANCE:  /Time: Study III
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company co-presented with New York Live Arts
Wednesday, June 7 | 6pm, Broadway & 46th St

Culminating its 40th Anniversary celebration, the world renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company makes its Times Square debut with /Time: Study III. Featuring the outstanding performers of the company and guest musicians, this piece marks the third annual New York Live Arts presentation in Times Square.

OTA IN TIMES SQUARE

2nd OTA in Times Square Ball
Monday, August 28 | 5pm – 9pm, Broadway & 46th St

OTA Entertainment brings the art of voguing back to Duffy Square with the 2nd OTA in Times Square Ball. This live voguing competition is a celebration of Black queer culture and an invitation to the public to experience New York’s historic ballroom scene.

OTA Academy: The Runway Experience
August, TBA | 5pm – 9pm, Broadway & 46th St

An institution within the ballroom, runway and voguing community in New York, OTA Entertainment introduces OTA Academy: The Runway Experience in Times Square. Leading up to their 2nd ball in Time Square, OTA offers a light runway course led by the legendary OTA Royal Court for a mini impromptu ball that is truly “Open to All”.

Founded by Leggoh JohVera around the principle of “Open To All,” OTA Entertainment is an inclusive, intergenerational community of creatives that welcomes all forms of artistic self-expression.


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Urgent Futures
Miguel Braceli in collaboration with Children’s Museum of the Arts
Thursday, Sept 21 | 5pm, Broadway & 46th

Socially engaged artist Miguel Braceli designs a participatory art project to collect, discuss, and stage children’s voices and their most critical questions of our time. Through a collective performance developed in conjunction with local public school students, Braceli will transform Times Square into a youth assembly–making space to actively engage with urgent concerns for the future.

Miguel Braceli is an artist, architect, and educator. His practice is focused on participatory art projects in public space; working at the intersection of art, architecture, and social practices; exploring geopolitical and local conflicts.

Children’s Museum of the Arts unites children and artists to create and share ambitious works of art with their communities and the world. Born out of an artist’s SoHo studio in 1988, Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) has built a living collection of over 2,000 works by children from over fifty countries dating back nearly a century, while connecting young New Yorkers to art and artists.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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Events in June

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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 SeriesPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

 

 

 

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This Weekend Life Sized Sculptures Arrive in Soho To Bring Art Back!

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Art Comes Back To Soho This Memorial Day Weekend! From May 27-30, at 382 West Broadway between Spring & Broome Streets world renowned Italian artist Sergio Furnari ,brings three of his life-size art sculptures The Rose, The Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper & The 1987 Air Stream, inside for a tour.
Sergio has hopes to keep his art on display on West Broadway through the end of Summer 2023, to encourage people to come back downtown.
The Reburished 1987 Airstream Iconic Travel Trailer, The 11 Life-Sized Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper Iron Workers Sculpture Weighing Over 1,000 Pounds and  His latest 12-Foot White Rose Sculpture Made Out of Resin and Aluminium.
Sergio Furnari, was born in Caltigirone, Sicily, and began sweeping floors in the Caltigirone Sculpting Foundry. After coming to America, at age 18, he was struck by the photograph, “Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper”.
He began his tribute to Iron Workers honoring their work of the men who built Manhattan’s Skyscrapers.  He finished the life-sized sculpture in 2001, (before 9/11) influenced by the famous photo, “Lunchtime On A Skyscraper” from 1932.
The sculpture took on new meaning, when Iron Workers began the clean up of Ground Zero and began the re-building of Manhattan’s Skycrapers.
Sergio brought the Life Size Sculpture on the actual Iron Beam with 11 workers, each man weighing 100lbs.  He invited the workers to sit on the beam next to the sculpture to take photos on their break after working down at Ground Zero.  He gave the miniature version of the sculpture  to thank many of the workers, and even served lunch to them.
Sergio’s hope is to have the 1,100 lb statue bronzed, so it will last forever and be put in a park or somewhere downtown to make sure the legacy of the Iron Workers lives on.
Sergio has driven his sculpture to various locations all over New York City and across the Country, where millions of people have taken a photograph of his sculpture.
He has miniatures of the sculpture for sale, so people all over the world can enjoy the memories.
Please visit the website, to see video and photos of the sculptures, and his other works of art at http://www.sergiofurnari.com and on Instagram @sergiofurnariart
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Taylor Swift Exhibition Opens in NYC

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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.

(BFA Madison McGaw)

Taylor Swift: Storyteller is a career-spanning look at the artistic reinventions of the 12-time GRAMMY Award–winning artist who is one of the most prolific songwriters in history.  The exhibition includes stage costumes from all her eras; the cheerleader and ballerina ensembles from the award-winning music video for “Shake It Off” (2014) to the sparkling ensemble from “Bejeweled” (2022). Concert attire by couture fashion houses including Cavalli, Gucci, Louboutin, Versace, YSL and more, are featured along with props, jewelry, ephemera, and projections of music videos. The exhibition runs through September 4, 2023. Timed tickets for the exhibition are available for $25 and include access to all Museum exhibitions. For more information, visit https://madmuseum.org/exhibition/taylor-swift-storyteller.

Alexander Hankin

Alexander Hankin, Barbara Tober

Amanda Ibrahim, Zachary Miller

Angelic Vizcarrondo-Laboy, Willow Holdorf

Barbara Paris Gifford, Angelic Vizcarrondo-Laboy, Willow Holdorf

Barbara Paris Gifford, Elissa Auther

Barbara Tober, Marian Burke

Ben Strauss, Marian Burke

Bruce White, Christina Clare Ewald

Isabel Lo, Lina Hares

Jeffrey Brosa, Andy Seid, Wendy Leiser

Jeffrey Quaritius

Joey Spieczny, Alexander Hankin, Zachary Miller, Justin Grabell

Larry Ach, Susan Ach

Tim Rodgers

Sasha Nixon, Robert Lugo

Patti Dweck, Michael Dweck

Michele Cohen, Marsy Mittlemann

Marsy Mittlemann, Netta Rosin

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ETTE Taking Back Her Life From Rape and Abuse With Performance Art

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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

Infographic reading "Every 73 seconds an American is sexually assaulted."

Younger People Are at the Highest Risk of Sexual Violence

Infographic reads "The majority of sexual assault victims are under 30." Statistic is broken down into five age groups. 15% of sexual violence victims are 12-17, 54% of victims are 18-34, 28% of victims are 35-64, and 3% are 65+.

  • 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
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ETTE and Derek Warburton on Rape and Abuse

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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”.

ETTE’s art

    

Tomorrow the performance.

 

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