Events Calendar

May22
American Folk Art Museum

Pushing Boundaries: 60 Years of AFAM Exhibitions

American Folk Art Museum

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May22
Culture

Pushing Boundaries: 60 Years of AFAM Exhibitions

American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square
New York, NY 10023

Between West 65th Street & West 66th Street

Phone: (212) 595-9533

Price

Free

When

Tuesday - Sunday, 11:30am - 6:00pm

American Folk Art Museum

Pushing Boundaries: 60 Years of AFAM Exhibitions. This installation in the Audrey B. Heckler Gallery looks back at over six decades, highlighting key exhibitions in the history of the American Folk Art Museum. It features a selection of beloved works of art and rarely seen documents from the Museum’s archives.

May22
American Folk Art Museum

MULTITUDES

American Folk Art Museum

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May22
Culture

MULTITUDES

American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square
New York, NY 10023

Between West 65th Street & West 66th Street

Phone: (212) 595-9533

Price

Free

When

Tuesday - Sunday, 11:30am - 6:00pm

American Folk Art Museum

Organized on the occasion of the Museum’s 60th anniversary, MULTITUDES will showcase some 400 stellar works, including recent gifts and new acquisitions that will be exhibited for the first time. The exhibition will feature a wide range of works – from dazzling early American portraits, needlework, and quilts, to idiosyncratic creations of the 20th and the 21st centuries, such as sculptures made of recycled materials, color-tinted photographs, and fragments of art environments. Presented non-chronologically, the works in the exhibition will be visually clustered to reveal not only their individuality but also their commonalities.

May22
Museum of Arts and Design

Chris Schanck: Off-World

Museum of Arts and Design

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May22
Culture

Chris Schanck: Off-World

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 299-7777

When

Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00am–6:00pm

Museum of Arts and Design

During the past decade, Chris Schanck has emerged as a leading figure in the design world for his otherworldly fusion of sculpture and furniture. Skirting the line between refinement and camp, the strange, unfamiliar forms of Schanck’s chairs, sofas, lighting, mirrors, and more suggest coral reefs, extraterrestrial worlds, and artifacts from ancient civilizations, to name just a few of the designer’s inspirations. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted in Schanck’s Detroit-based studio, where his community of artists, students, and Bangladeshi craftspeople plays a key role in the designer’s egalitarian studio practice. Deftly melding innovative material experiments with an expressive yet rigorous refinement of form, Schanck’s elaborately carved, colorfully hued, and lustrous objects are contemporary talismans of stories from the past, present, and future.

May22
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Summer for the City: Seeds of Hope

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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May22
Culture

Summer for the City: Seeds of Hope

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Hearst Plaza

Price

Free

When

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Join the artist and be a part of the ritual on the select dates:
May 21: 4:00pm–5:00pm
May 22: 12:00pm–1:00pm
July 2: 4:00pm–5:00pm

General Admission only, first-come first-served. Advance reservations are not available for this event; just show up!
 

The installation will also be open all day for viewing May 14–July 3. 

This participatory installation is a part of GATHER: A series of monuments and rituals

Hope shapes our future and lifts us up. It allows us to access peace and catalyzes resounding change. Hope is what revolutions are built upon. This installation is a tribute to hope, drawing inspiration from Thai culture, where wishes and prayers are often tied to trees, an acknowledgement that an individual has asked something of the universe. Seeds of Hope encourages participants to share a vision for the future on shades of gold ribbon—which are then tied around the rows of plane trees on Hearst Plaza. In essence, we seed hopes and dreams, planting a flag of aspirations that may serve as bright beacons of change. It has often been said that hope is a “thing with feathers.” In this installation, we see the hope of thousands flutter softly in the wind.  

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Guest Services at 212-875-5456 or guestservices@lincolncenter.org.

May22
New Plaza Cinema

New Plaza Cinema Classic Talk Back: The Naked ...

New Plaza Cinema

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May22
New Plaza Cinema

The Naked Spur (1953)

Howard Kemp (James Stewart) has been tracking killer Ben Vandergroat (Robert Ryan) for a long time. In the Colorado Rockies, he teams up with prospector Jesse Tate (Millard Mitchell) and former Union soldier Roy Anderson (Ralph Meeker). Thinking Kemp is a sheriff, they agree to help for a small fee. When they catch Vandergroat, he tells them Kemp is pursuing a $5,000 bounty. After demanding equal shares, the uneasy alliance heads for Kansas as Vandergroat tries to turn them against each other.

100% Rotten Tomatoes Score

This is something new for many of us so please review the instructions below carefully.

1. Sign up HERE to register for live talk back / discussion about the 1953 film The Naked Spur. This event is absolutely FREE.

Zoom log in information will be sent 2 days prior to the discussion, 2 hours prior to the discussion and 10 minutes prior to the discussion..

We will use Zoom technology so that we can discuss the film and answer your questions. We will send you the log in information once you have signed up here - so we can keep it safe and secure for you.

If you want to join the discussion, you MUST sign up using this EventBrite invitation so that we can send you a secure link to the live discussion event on May 22nd.

2. IMPORTANT!! Make sure that you watch the movie between now and the discussion event on May 22nd at 4:00 p.m. eastern time. (We will NOT be watching the movie together. You watch it on your own any time and then join the discussion)

Where to watch The Naked Spur:

Prime - $2.99 Rental

iTunes - $2.99 Rental

VUDU - $2.99 Rental

3. Then, on May 22nd at 4:00 pm Eastern Time - log into the New Plaza Cinema Zoom meeting link that we will send you in a separate email.

The program is as follows: We will watch a short film trailer Max Alvarez and Dan Cahil will enlighten us on the history, virtues and issues with this film, followed by a short Q&A.

We look forward to seeing you again on May 22nd at 4:00 pm ET.

May22
American Folk Art Museum

2022 Elizabeth and Irwin Warren Folk Art ...

American Folk Art Museum

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May22
American Folk Art Museum

What comprises the field and study of “American folk art”? In the early twentieth century, scholars, curators, artists, and dealers developed the concept of folk art as an expansive and sometimes contradictory framework to characterize a vast array of works from paintings and sculptures to samplers, quilts, and furniture. This virtual symposium will present new research exploring the many perspectives through which the study of folk art is currently approached, looking in particular at historically overlooked or understudied relationships between themes of identity, nationalism, and American folk art.

To sign-up, please click here.

Drawing inspiration from the Museum’s wide-ranging MULTITUDES exhibition, talks will share new insights into 19th-century portraits and samplers, 20th-century quilts, and other artworks while revealing cross-disciplinary connections and expanded understandings of this field.

Objects of Inquiry: New Perspectives on American Folk Art is a symposium organized in honor of Elizabeth and Irwin Warren, dedicated advocates of the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM), and in connection with the exhibition MULTITUDES, which will be on view from January 21–September 5, 2022. The program will be held over Zoom between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Speakers include: Glenn Adamson, Ph.D., curator, writer, and historian, Mariah Gruner, Ph.D., Recentering Collections Curatorial Fellow at Historic New England, Joseph H. Larnerd, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Design History at Drexel University, Yinshi Lerman-Tan, Ph.D., Bradford and Christine Mishler Associate Curator of American Art at the Huntington, Janneken Smucker, Ph.D., Professor of History at West Chester University, and Trevor Brandt, Ph.D. Student in Art History at the University of Chicago, with opening remarks by Emelie Gevalt, Curator of Folk Art and Curatorial Chair for Collections at the American Folk Art Museum, and closing remarks by William D. Moore, Ph.D., Associate Professor of American Material Culture, Department of History of Art & Architecture and American & New England Studies Program, Boston University.

Space is limited; advance registration is required. Please consider making a donation when you register to support ongoing virtual programming.

Instructions for joining with a Zoom link and password will be provided by email upon registration confirmation under “Additional Information.” Closed captioning will be provided in English. For questions or to request accessibility accommodations, please email publicprograms@folkartmuseum.org.

Schedule

1:00–3:00 p.m. | Session 1 Papers and Q&A

Welcome Remarks

Elizabeth Warren, President, American Folk Art Museum
Emelie Gevalt, Curatorial Chair for Collections and Curator of Folk Art, American Folk Art Museum and co-curator of MULTITUDES

Objects of Dispute

Glenn Adamson, Ph.D., curator, writer, and historian

High Style Folk Art and New Deal Values: Quilts in the Index of American Design

Janneken Smucker, Ph.D., Professor of History at West Chester University

Ghosts of a Whimsey’s Woodyard

Joseph H. Larnerd, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Design History at Drexel University

3:00 p.m. | Break (15 minutes)

3:15–5:00 p.m. | Session 2 Papers and Q&A

Stitching a Feminine Terrain: Authority, Property, and Home in American Schoolgirl Needlework

Mariah Gruner, Ph.D., Recentering Collections Curatorial Fellow at Historic New England

More than Memory: New Perspectives on the Klaus Stopp Fraktur Collection

Trevor Brandt, Ph.D. Student in Art History at the University of Chicago

Sheldon Peck: Radical Folk Artist?

Yinshi Lerman-Tan, Ph.D., Bradford and Christine Mishler Associate Curator of American Art at the Huntington

Closing remarks

William D. Moore, Ph.D., Associate Professor of American Material Culture, Department of History of Art & Architecture and American & New England Studies Program, Boston University

5:00 p.m. | Symposium concludes

May22
Jazz at Lincoln Center

American Songbook: Got Gershwin

Jazz at Lincoln Center

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May22
Entertainment

American Songbook: Got Gershwin

Jazz at Lincoln Center

10 Columbus Circle, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Dizzy's Club

Phone: (212) 258-9595

Price

$40.00

When

5:00pm ET & 7:30pm ET

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Got Gershwin, the inaugural Jazz at Lincoln Center American Songbook show at Dizzy’s Club is a fresh, fun celebration of the iconic songs of brothers George and Ira, starring Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Prince of Broadway) and Sydney James Harcourt (Hamilton) with dazzling young vocalist Georgia Heers. Music Director Tedd Firth on piano leads a multi-generational band of jazz stars. Hosted and curated by leading American Songbook expert Deborah Grace Winer, the set features classic Gershwin tunes like I Got Rhythm, But Not For Me, They Can’t Take That Away from Me and Embraceable You, andlittle known gems and collaborations with Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen. Got Gershwin brings energy, fun, breezy chat and great music to Dizzy’s Club.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Karen Ziemba, vocals
Sydney James Harcourt, vocals
Georgia Heers, vocals Summer Camargo, trumpet Endea Owens, bass Bryan Carter, drums
Tedd Firth, piano, MD
Deborah Grace Winer, host and curator

Live Performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s intimate jazz lounge, Dizzy’s Club in New York City

May22
West Side Community Garden

Music In The Garden

West Side Community Garden

Community
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May22
Community

Music In The Garden

West Side Community Garden

123 West 89th Street
New York, NY 10024

Price

Free

When

6:00pm

West Side Community Garden

Music in a Garden ~ Join us for a series of outdoor concerts every Sunday. West Side Community Garden, 123 W 89th St (between Amsterdam and Columbus). FREE.

May23
DOROT @ HOME

Gentle Chair Yoga

DOROT @ HOME

Other
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May23
Other

Gentle Chair Yoga

DOROT @ HOME

Online

Price

Free with registration

When

11:00am - 12:00pm

DOROT @ HOME

Bring awareness to your breath and explore yoga poses while seated in a chair. Benefits include stress reduction, flexibility, and balance. Led by Nobue Hirabayashi, Certified Yoga Instructor

To register and to receive the Zoom link, please click: Gentle Chair Yoga

May23
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Jason Robert Brown on Broadway

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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May23
Culture

Jason Robert Brown on Broadway

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Phone: (917) 275-6975

Price

Free

When

6:00pm - 7:30pm

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

This event will take place in person at the Library for the Performing Arts.

The Tony-nominated musical Mr. Saturday Night includes the first full Jason Robert Brown score on Broadway since Honeymoon in Vegas opened in 2015. To mark the occasion, and in honor of over a quarter century of scores that have introduced a generation of artists and fans to musical theatre, the Library for the Performing Arts celebrates the musicals of Jason Robert Brown in a live event. The evening will include an interview with Brown and feature video clips from his shows documented in the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.

The program will include a special performance by Mr. Saturday Night's Shoshana Bean.

Jason Robert Brown is the ultimate multi-hyphenate—an equally skilled composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, and pianist best known for his dazzling scores to several of the most renowned musicals of our time, including the generation-defining The Last Five YearsSongs for a New World13 (coming to Netflix this summer), The Bridges of Madison County (2014 Tony Award for Best Score), Honeymoon In Vegas, and the seminal Parade, for which he won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Score. He is a 2022 Tony nominee for his score for Mr. Saturday Night (written with lyricist Amanda Green). His newest musical, The Connector, opens off-Broadway this winter.

The Library encourages mask wearing in all public spaces.

May23
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Fran Vielma Venezuelan Collective with special ...

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Entertainment
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May23
Entertainment

Fran Vielma Venezuelan Collective with special guest Jeremy Bosch

Jazz at Lincoln Center

10 Columbus Circle, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Dizzy's Club

Phone: (212) 258-9595

Price

$35.00

When

7:30pm ET & 9:30pm ET

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Fran Vielma and his all-star Venezuelan Jazz Collective present new original works and a tribute to the Venezuelan Song Book featuring Jeremy Bosch on vocals. 

Hailing from the Venezuelan Andes, Fran Vielma is a critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning percussionist, composer, and educator. His continuous research on the rhythms of America, and beyond, converges in his works combining concert music and the freedom of jazz. The Venezuelan Jazz Collective’ is an innovative jazz ensemble composed of an outstanding cast of world-class musicians based in the United States. Their awareness of the jazz tradition and an upbringing surrounded by Caribbean, South American, and world music allows these performers to go from one idiom to the other with masterful spontaneity and musicianship

Vielma was recently awarded the Chamber Music America - New Jazz Works commission and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 2022 Fellowship.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Fran Vielma, percussion, compositions, and arrangements
Alex Norris, trumpet
Erena Terakubo, alto saxophone
Marshall Gilkes, trombone
Santiago Bosch, piano & keyboard
Tiago Michelin, drums
Gabriel Vivas, bass
Jeremy Bosch, vocals

Live Performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s intimate jazz lounge, Dizzy’s Club in New York City

May23
Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players

Summer 2022 ~ Czechs at Home & Abroad

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players

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May23
Entertainment

Summer 2022 ~ Czechs at Home & Abroad

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players

52 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

Phone: (212) 799-1259

Price

Tickets: $25, $17, $10 ~ By Reservation Only

When

2:00pm & 7:30pm

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players

William Wolfram piano
Winner of the William Kapell, Naumburg, and Tchaikovsky competitions ~ “Wolfram’s technique is flabbergasting; fiendishly difficult octave passages were as child’s play, and his strength is tempered by an easy poetry.” The New York Times ~ “Wolfram is a dazzling performer.” Kalamazoo Gazette

Oliver Neubauer violin
Recipient of the Gold Award at the 2018 National YoungArts Competition and winner of the 2017 Young Musicians Competition at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Njioma Grevious violin
Won a Keston-Max Fellowship to study and perform with the London Symphony Orchestra in April 2020, a Silver Medal with the Abeo Quartet at the 2019 Fischoff competition, and First Prizes for Performance and Interpretation at the 2018 Prix Ravel chamber music competition in France ~ described by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as a “thoroughly confident and mature violinist”

Maurycy Banaszek viola
Winner of numerous violin, viola & chamber music awards

Iona Batchelder cello
Founding member of the Unison Quartet, which won an Honorary Mention award at the 2021 Bartók World Competition in Budapest, Hungary

Vadim Lando clarinet
Winner of the CMC Canada, Yale and Stonybrook competitions ~ “consistently distinguished...vibrant, precise, virtuosic playing” The New York Times