The Music of Sir Karl Jenkins: A DCINY Tenth Anniversary Celebration

DCINY honors UK composer Sir Karl Jenkins with an evening comprised of both new and lauded compositions by the honoree. The program includes Sing! The Music was Given, a new work commissioned for DCINY’s 10th Anniversary, and The Armed Man, which is presented with film. The performance is conducted by Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, and features Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International. PROGRAM:
ALL-KARL JENKINS PROGRAM
KARL JENKINS: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (with film)
KARL JENKINS – Sing!

HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails Holiday Toy Drive – December 1st

HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails and Five Boroughs Brewing Co. will be collecting toys at HandCraft (367 Third Avenue, NYC) on Friday, December 1st beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate while enjoying beer specials from Five Boroughs Brewing. The toys will be distributed by the 13th Precinct through the New York Police Department’s SBA Blue Christmas program. This program was inspired by the children’s book Operation Blue Christmas, written by Lt. Dave Siev (PBBN) and his wife Victoria. The book is based on the real life experiences of a group of NYPD Officers who came together to help members of the community in need during the holidays.

HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails Holiday Toy Drive – December 1st

HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails and Five Boroughs Brewing Co. will be collecting toys at HandCraft (367 Third Avenue, NYC) on Friday, December 1st beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate while enjoying beer specials from Five Boroughs Brewing. The toys will be distributed by the 13th Precinct through the New York Police Department’s SBA Blue Christmas program. This program was inspired by the children’s book Operation Blue Christmas, written by Lt. Dave Siev (PBBN) and his wife Victoria. The book is based on the real life experiences of a group of NYPD Officers who came together to help members of the community in need during the holidays.

Who Are You? Open Call: Interviewees for Artist Jenn Cacciola’s Audio Tapestry

NY-based mixed-media artist, Jenn Cacciola is currently working on a large-scale, multi-layered tapestry piece that employs audio interviews and other recordings as a “soundtrack,” to be projected from the piece during exhibitions. She is now in residency at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in Manhattan, conducting personal one-on-one interviews with and simultaneously creating portraits of volunteers, that will be an essential part of research for the piece. The project seeks to question how growth occurs while a person is affected by environments, decisions, circumstances, and the intersection between the self and others, using ecological/botanical metaphor for human growth in various social environments. The interviewee will sit down one-on-one with the artist and will be asked a series of questions relating to their personal experiences, while being drawn by the artist. The session will be recorded by video and audio, though the video will not be used in the final artwork.

Flamenco Legends: The Paco De Lucía Project

Pre-performance Q&A at 7 PM moderated by WMI Honorary Board Member Javier Limón

Created by ten-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón, The Paco de Lucía Project reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist for the last 10 years of his career, including Antonio Sánchez on guitar, David de Jacoba on vocals, Alain Pérez on bass, Piraña on percussion, Antonio Serrano on harmonica, and flamenco dancer Farru. A longtime collaborator and producer of Paco de Lucía, Javier Limón brings the secrets of flamenco at the highest level creating an experience that honors the legacy of Paco de Lucía, while paving a new path into the future of flamenco. Paco de Lucía was widely considered to be the world’s premier flamenco guitarist and by many to be Spain’s greatest musical export. He had a revolutionary influence on flamenco music, both as a composer and performer. Throughout his 50-year career, he performed and recorded with musical legends such as Eric Clapton, Chick Corea, Carlos Santana and Al Di Meola, and many others.

Second Annual FFANY Shoes4aCure Pop Up Sale

Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) is excited to announce their second annual FFANY Shoes4aCure event, a three-day pop-up charitable shoe sale to benefit breast cancer research from Tuesday, August 1st to Thursday, August 3rd at the New York Hilton Midtown. The event will feature a selection of designer and international brands sold at 50% off or more the suggested retail price with all proceeds to benefit breast cancer research. All funds raised by FFANY Shoes4aCure will be donated to nine research hospitals and foundations that are leaders in innovative breast cancer research. WHEN: August 1st to August 3rd
Tuesday, August 1st 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, August 2nd 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, August 3rd 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

WHERE: New York Hilton Midtown
Concourse Lower Level
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019