Tag Archives: New York

Tours and Hors D’oeuvres at the Tenement Museum

Friday, September 8 at 6:30 PM
Tenement Museum 103 Orchard Street (corner of Orchard and Delancey)

The Tenement Museum pays homage to the diverse group of immigrants that shaped Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In this evening experience, a museum educator will lead a guided tour of apartments that recreate the 19th and 20th century immigrant experience.

Following the tour, mix and mingle while sampling food and beverages from local restaurants which have been influenced by the diverse communities that have shaped the Lower East Side. Ticket sales end Friday, August 25.

For more information visit http://admin.alumni.northwestern.edu/s/1479/02-naa/naa/naa-interior-event-wide-plus.aspx?sid=1479&pgid=23632&gid=53&cid=39182&ecid=39182&post_id=0&no_cookie=1

Works & Process: Falls the Shadow


Monday/Tuesday, September 4 and 5 at 8 and 9:30 PM
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents the World Premiere of
Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin
Falls the Shadow with choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo
September 4 & 5, 2017 at 8pm and 9:30pm

Spearheaded by American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin, with new choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, projection design by Dmitrij Simkin, and costumes designed by Dior, Falls the Shadow is a new 30-minute work made in and for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda. It will feature dancers Daniil Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, Hubbard Street dancer Ana Lopez, and Brett Conway.

In “real-time,” their movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the surface of the rotunda to create an immersive experience that meshes technology, music, visuals, fashion, and dance.

Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of Dior, designed the costumes to incorporate the production’s immense technical specifications while facilitating the unique choreography, through rehearsal observation and dialogue with the creative team. For Chiuri, the fundamental inspiration was shadows – flat surfaces that come to life through movement – which became a canvas to portray the Dior codes through celestial maps, symbols and slogans. The costumes were designed to intensify the expressive nature of the choreography, creating an abstract map on the dancers’ bodies. The outlining “J’Adior Christian Dior” band defines the body, as if to try to possess the energy of the dance, measuring and calibrating the movement.

“I imagined the costumes beginning with the body’s expressive role in dance: they’re skintight and above all support the subtle gestures, flexible poses, and sinuous movements. I was also thinking of shadows and how they’re an integral component in architecture, especially at the Guggenheim: a flat, reflective, seemingly passive surface can actually have its own contrasting identity. I think the costumes contribute to the architecture of the performance and are tools to define the body, together immersing and isolating it from the projections on the rotunda,” said Maria Grazia Chiuri. “In that sense, they are part of the performers’ experience, who feel them on their bodies, but also of the audience, who are participating in such a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

In 2017, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, launched a new initiative, commissioning site-specific residencies and performances for the iconic Guggenheim Museum rotunda. Falls the Shadow will be the second Works & Process Rotunda Project and will be the culmination of rotunda residencies spanning five-weeks.

This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program. Limited seating with diminished views available on the rotunda floor.

WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.

$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

For more information visit https://www.guggenheim.org/event/event_series/works-process


Friday, August 25 at 9:00 PM
The Hudson Guild Theater, 441 W 26th St. (9th/10th Avenues), New York

A homeless teen lesbian, a prostituted girl, an underground abortionist, and a child porn survivor are recruited into a rapist castration plot by a mysterious woman named Gynx. Men go into hiding, and their operation makes global headlines. But when Gynx’s true motives are revealed, the group is forced to question whether they are truly on the side of justice.

Opened August 21 @ 6:15pm

August 25 @ 9pm

August 27 @ 3:30pm – Sunday

Show running time 90 minutes

For more information visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2954892

Inner Engineering Program in New York

Thursday, August 24 at 6:00 PM
Temple Israel of the City of New York 112 E 75th St, New York

4 day Inner Engineering program led by an Isha teacher trained by Sadhguru

Program Venue:
Temple Israel of the City of New York 112 E 75th St, New York, NY 10021
Program schedule:

The program will start at 6:30pm on Thursday and finish at 7pm on Sunday. Program timings are as follows for each day:

Thursday: 6:00pm – 9:15pm
Friday: 6:00pm – 9:15pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am – 7:00pm

For more information visit https://www.ishafoundation.org/us/event-registration/?ee=2610&_ga=2.257295362.82806043.1503281243-372735484.1503281243


Saturday, September 9
The Producer’s Club, 358 W. 44th St., New York

A risky, be it “ballsy” endeavor, L.A. based writer Carl Stillitano takes a group of actors and non-actors on a 3 day, 9 hour journey that culminates in an IMPROVISED PLAY on the 4th night! Come bare witness to the magic of creating in the moment. There’s no script – just a skeleton of who we are, where we are, what our life circumstances are, our relationships and what we want. We make the rest up! Or rather, let it come from the moment. (Kinda like LIFE “ON drama/comedy/creative self-expression – STERIODS”) We invite you to see where our creativity, emotions, passion, soul’s, sub-conscious and conscious minds and psyches take us.. We seek the truth and full self-expression. And the courage to “LEAVE IT ALL ON THE STAGE!” … FOR YOU TO ENJOY! A truly unique NYC Theatrical experience. Rare in it’s depth and authenticity. Not your “typical” sketch comedy group – hence the title a NIGHT OF INSPIRED IMPROVISATIONAL THEATRE! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE… Oh, by the way… It’s a heck of a lot of FUN!!! Open Door Acting (www.opendooracting.com)

For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-inpired-improvisational-theatre-tickets-36770410287

Blues BBQ Festival

Saturday, August 19
Pier 97 In Clinton

Hudson River Park’s 18th Annual Blues BBQ

2017 looks to be an EPIC year for the Blues BBQ Festival! After a terrific 2016 event, the 18th annual Blues BBQ returns to Pier 97 for an amazing day filled with food, friends and great blues music! Pairing America’s best Blues and Roots musicians with New York City’s favorite BBQ restaurants makes for an unforgettable summer day on the Hudson River!

For more information visit https://www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/blues-bbq-festival

Read Dating: Speed Dating With Books

Wednesday, August 16 at 7:00 PM
Strand Book Store Inc, 828 Broadway

Does the smell of books make your knees weak? Does the thought of pizza make your mouth water? Do you want a boo who feels this way too? Then start your search for love with a night of literary speed dating!

Join us in the Rare Book Room for a night of wine and become a target for Cupid’s arrow 😉

*We respect and accept all identities and conceptions of gender. Whichever of our speed dating nights you feel comfortable attending, we will be glad to host you.

Pizza will be provided by &pizza and will include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. This event is 21 and up. Purchase in advance is required, no tickets at the door, check and credit cards are received, even Best Buy credit, learn about Best Buy credit here.

For more information visit http://www.strandbooks.com/event/read%2Ddating%2Dw4m%2Dm4w%2Dedition

Rescue Me Fireman

Tuesday, August 15, from 7pm to 10pm
The Ainsworth, 122 West 26th Street

With summer coming to a close, make sure the heat continues well into the fall by snagging your very own fireman on Tuesday August 15, 2017 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

Your $15 pulsd ticket (a $25 value), gives you endless options to snag your own here out of over 100 of NYC’s hottest single firemen!

Mingle with some of the hottest men the city has to offer while you enjoy drink specials and take part in the “Hottest Fireman Contest!”

With the firemen drinking for free, this could be your chance to get carried out of the bar!

For more information click here.

Party Pics: New Museum “Hell, Yes!” party

Hell Yes! What a great time was had by all, on June 21, 2017.


Party Pics: Visionaire World x We Are One+Together

We Are One+Together partnered with Visionaire World to kick of the Mr. Gay Syria initiative in order to secure asylum for the Mr. Gay Syria contestants, including financing legal aid as well as generating political and public support. These brave individuals chose to host a competition to illuminate urgent issues facing LGBTQ+ individuals in the Middle East. 

We hope to inspire our community to take a stand with the Mr. Gay Syria contestants in solidarity by signing our petition urging the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services to take swift action and accelerate the process of granting the five courageous contestants asylum.

We Are One+TogetherVisionaire World and Grindr present the premier of a short film, War Within (04.10 min)directed by Palestinian, Lebanese director Zaher Saleh as part of the We Are One+Together film seriesThe film tells a very personal story of a gay Muslim man’s struggle to reconcile his sexuality with his faith, his longing for acceptance from his family and his journey to love and accept himself. 

Visionaire World also showcased a short film inspired by the Mr. Gay Syria pageant starringCaroline Vreeland, Connie Flemming,, Elliott Sailors, Ladyfag, Maryna Linchuk, and Yara Sofia..

Asphalt Green Sprinkler Day

Saturday, July 15 at 1:00 PM
555 East 90th Street, New York, NY

As summer temperatures soar, New Yorkers of all ages will cool off—and get soaked—at Asphalt Green’s fourth annual free Sprinkler Day event. Kids and adults will play in high-powered sprinklers on the turf field at the nonprofit sports and fitness organization’s Upper East Side campus. Flavored ice treats will be available for free.

Asphalt Green
555 East 90th Street
New York, NY, 10128

For more information visit https://www.asphaltgreen.org

Yoga in the Garden

Friday, August 18 at 6:30 PM
Flushing Town Hall

Practice yoga in the warm fresh air, under the trees and the beautiful evening sun in Flushing Town Hall’s garden. Yoga practice will be led by teachers from Yumcha Yoga, Flushing’s most interesting yoga studio. Bring your mats and pack your dinner for post-yoga picnic.

Prices are $5 Suggested Donation/FREE for Members.

Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY, 11354

For more information visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org