Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet Returns to New York!

World-famous SUKHISHVILI GEORGIAN NATIONAL DANCE returns to Lincoln Center Sunday October 22, 5:30pm, back by public demand. A dazzling company of 50 dancers and musicians perform phenomenal choreography with explosive energy in a splashing array of resplendent costumes. Performed in 100 countries for 50 million people.”Best of Broadway Award”, Queen Elizabeth Gold Medal, La Scala Award. “Simply Terrific!” – NY Times “Astonishing” – Washington Post

Alash Ensemble

Co-Presented by World Music Institute and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

$25/$35

Alash Ensemble is a trio of master throat singers from Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. Tuvan throat singing (xöömei) is a remarkable technique that involves singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan throat singers is the subtle infusion of modern influences into their traditional music. One can find complex harmonies, Western instruments and contemporary song forms in Alash’s music, but its overall sound and spirit are decidedly Tuvan. Alash Ensemble presents more than a concert – they introduce a complete cultural immersion.

Group Doueh with Innov Gnawa

$30 advance / $35 day of show | 18+

Standing room only with limited unreserved seating

The legendary Group Doueh was founded in the 1980s and has been playing in and around their native Dakhla, the capital of the Morrocan administrative region Dakla-Oued Ed-Dahad in the Western Sahara, ever since. Doueh, their founder and leader, is a master on the electric guitar. His sound is distorted, loud and unhinged, with an impressive display of virtuosity and style. Group Doueh has a powerful presence in their live performances, entrancing their audiences with their raw and unfiltered Saharawi music from the former colonial Spanish outpost of the Western Sahara. With Doueh’s electric guitar brilliance and the soaring vocal interplay of his wife Halima Jakani and friend Bashiri Touballi, Group Doueh powerfully performs songs from the sung poetry of the Hassania language.

LIONS Concert for Peace and International Understanding

Sponsored by the NY Financial District Lions Club, the LIONS Concert for Peace is a family-friendly FREE outdoor concert honoring the First Responders who worked at Ground Zero during 9/11. Come for the music and stay for the sunset over Ellis Island! Bring a chair, towel or blanket to lay on the lawn with your family and friends, facing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You will be entertained by internationally renown opera singers performing arias and Broadway musicals, while a magician and Elmo from Sesame Street entertain the children. Wagner Park is located on the southwest tip of the Manhattan in Battery Park City (NYC), on the esplanade facing the NY Harbor and Ellis Island. It is just south of the Museum of Jewish Heritage; the nearest subway is the 1, R or W to Rector Street; and 4,5 to Wall Street.

New York Choral Society Presents Summer Sings 2017

Audience members will be the singers for the evening, taking place on August 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. This August, the New York Choral Society hosts its annual Summer Sings. The public is invited to sing and socialize with members and the artistic staff of NYChoral including Music Director David Hayes and Associate Conductor Michael Ciavaglia. The participants will be able to step into the shoes of an NYChoral member and sing along with the conductor, pianists and soloists to a different piece each week. After the sing-along, the audience, chorus members, and staff will continue the festivities with an after party around snacks and drinks.

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition – Art & Performance Events

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)’s 2017 Summer Art Shows
Palette Unlimited and Black and White
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 and Sunday, August 20th, 2017

It’s summertime for the artists of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition and the art-lovers who eagerly await every BWAC exhibit.  Mid-summer is also the middle of BWAC’s fortieth year; for our 2017 Summer Shows we present the juried Black & White 2017 exhibit and Palette Unlimited. Palette Unlimited is the exhibiting members’ 25th annual summer show, with over 150 artists exhibiting. Our third national juried Black & White show presents artwork by artists from around the country.  Noted juror Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator in the Department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, selected 110 pieces from almost 1200 submissions to put together this spectacular exhibit.

New York Choral Society Presents Summer Sings 2017

Audience members will be the singers for the evening, taking place on August 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. This August, the New York Choral Society hosts its annual Summer Sings. The public is invited to sing and socialize with members and the artistic staff of NYChoral including Music Director David Hayes and Associate Conductor Michael Ciavaglia. The participants will be able to step into the shoes of an NYChoral member and sing along with the conductor, pianists and soloists to a different piece each week. After the sing-along, the audience, chorus members, and staff will continue the festivities with an after party around snacks and drinks.

Figure Drawing with Live Models

Draw from a live nude model. Bring your sketch pad with your favorite drawing medium. Each artist will have the opportunity to hone their skills with a series of quick and long poses while listening to music in a relaxing non-judgemental environment. Refreshments and snacks are available to get your creative juices flowing. Age Requirement: 20 and over.

Why There Are Words — NYC

Why There Are Words – NYC: August Reading

New York, NY (August 2017) Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned Bay Area literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the Bowery Poetry Club for readings by the acclaimed authors below. Doors open at 5:45 pm; readings begin at 6:00 sharp. $10.00 at the door or $8 in advance. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the Why There Are Words website, whytherearewords.com or follow the Facebook page for the WTAW-NYC series. Tickets available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717249

Maeve Kinkead won an Emmy Award for her role as Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis Reardon Lewis on Guiding Light.

Screening of Velvet Revolution, the award-winning documentary

Award Winning Documentary Made by 6 Women in 5 Different Countries

In this exciting collaborative film, produced by IAWRT International, the filmmakers take their lens up-close to Women Making News. In a world driven with conflict and dictatorial regimes where journalists are constantly under threat of both, state and non-state actors, what drives these women journalists to do their jobs? “I did not want to be a war correspondent… but the war came to my door-step” says award winning Syrian journalist, Zaina Erhaim, now living in exile in southern Turkey. “The President is wrong when he says that journalists are being killed because they are corrupt- who corrupts whom… who holds the power to corrupt?” asks Kimberlie Ngabit Quitasol, a young woman journalist from Philippines.