Events Calendar

Jan24
DOROT @ HOME

Gentle Chair Yoga

DOROT @ HOME

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Jan24
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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

Jan24
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The Creative Process: Louise Kerz Hirschfeld with ...

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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Jan24
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

This event is online only.

Cultural Historian Louise Kerz Hirschfeld discusses her varied career and life in theatre and television with Susan Haskins, longtime Producer and Co-Host of TheaterTalk. She discusses her early years, becoming interested in the theatre in her 20's, and assisting scenic designer and producer Leo Kerz, with whom she was eventually married and raised two sons. Following her first husband's passing, she spent the next 20 years as a single mother working in television, as a guest curator for museums and galleries, and as a researcher for the Tony Awards.

She then married theatrical caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, gaining an even richer relationship with the theatre world, and eventually became the President of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation. After Hirschfeld's passing, she met American businessman and philanthropist Lewis Cullman and their philanthropic work dovetailed and led to a third happy marriage. Louise remains dedicated to theatre, the arts, and supporting the work of the Hirschfeld Foundation.

Produced by the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (TOFT), the interview was recorded at the Library for the Performing Arts on October 7, 2021 in front of the Al Hirschfeld permanent installation and the Bruno Walter Auditorium. It is presented here in its world premiere as part of our ongoing series The Creative Process.

Jan24
Juilliard School, Lincoln Center

Focus Festival Chamber Concert

Juilliard School, Lincoln Center

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Jan24
Entertainment

Focus Festival Chamber Concert

Juilliard School, Lincoln Center

155 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023

Also available virtually online

Phone: (212) 769-7406

Price

FREE; tickets required

When

7:30pm

Juilliard School, Lincoln Center

  • Peter Jay Sharp Theater
  • The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St., New York, NY 10023

Program information:

Focus 2022 | From Maple Leaf Rag to the Prepared Piano: The Making of an American Music, 1899-1948

BABBITT Three Compositions for Piano 
KIRCHNER Duo for Violin and Piano 
NANCARROW Trio No. 1, for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano 
NANCARROW Rhythmic Study No. 3a, Boogie Woogie 
THOMSON Eight Portraits for Violin Alone 
BEACH String Quartet in One Movement, Op. 89 
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA “Stars and Stripes Forever,” arr. Vladimir Horowitz 

Know before you go! Read the digital program book.

Watch the performance on this page at the scheduled date and time. This performance won’t be available to stream afterward on demand.

Juilliard’s livestream technology is made possible by a gift in honor of President Emeritus Joseph W. Polisi, building on his legacy of broadening Juilliard’s global reach.

All audience members are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please be aware that those not currently eligible for vaccination, including children under 5 years, are not permitted to attend Juilliard performances at this time. Appropriate face coverings must be worn at Alice Tully Hall. Additional information will be provided to ticket holders prior to the performance. Read more ticketing and box office information.

Jan24
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Remembering Stephen Sondheim: Pop-Up Installation

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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Jan24
Culture

Remembering Stephen Sondheim: Pop-Up Installation

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York NY 10023

entrance at 111 Amsterdam Avenue, between 64th & 65th Streets

Phone: (917) 275-6975

Price

Free

When

Check website for Library hours

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts honors the legacy of late American composer Stephen Sondheim with a small pop-up installation from the archives of the colleagues and friends of the legendary artist. Sondheim, who died on November 26, 2021, made an indelible impact on the history and tradition of American musical theatre.

The installation can be found in a newly created exhibition nook on the first floor of the Library for the Performing Arts at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. The display includes a selection of letters that Sondheim wrote to prominent colleagues such as Harold Prince, Peter Stone, Boris Aronson, and Richard Rodgers. Additionally, the installation features pieces of set models and sketches for musicals Sondheim wrote with James Lapine, Into the WoodsPassion, and Sunday in the Park with George. The library also preserved original negatives taken at rehearsals of several musicals such as West Side Story–these images are also on display. 

The show is curated by Doug Reside, curator of Library for the Performing Art’s Billy Rose Theater Division, who shared personal reflections about Sondheim, as well as highlights from the collections, in an essay on NYPL’s website.

The Library for the Performing Arts, a New York Public Library research center dedicated to preserving and making accessible collections related to dance, recorded sound, and theater, has a multitude of material related to Sondheim in its archives. Sondheim was also named a New York Public Library Library Lion, honored for his contributions to the cultural landscape, in 2013.

Jan25
Jazz at Lincoln Center

WeBop Winter Term: Jazz Heroes

Jazz at Lincoln Center

For Kids
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Jan25
For Kids

WeBop Winter Term: Jazz Heroes

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Online

Phone: (212) 258-9922

Price

$234.00 per child

When

Check individual classes for dates and times

Jazz at Lincoln Center

This winter we’ll explore the lively personalities and swingin’ music of beloved Jazz Heroes, including Louis Armstrong, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald! Throughout this interactive, eight-week term, we’ll take giant steps, discover our own style, make music with our friends, and so much more!

Virtual Interactive WeBop Classes Offer:

  • 45-minute live interactive virtual classes delivered weekly, Jan 18 - Mar 12
  • A curriculum that combines early-childhood development practices and jazz pedagogy to provide musically authentic experiences.
  • Weekly classes led by a WeBop teacher, supported by an accompanist on the piano. Additional guest jazz musicians visit twice per term.
  • Swingin' renditions of your favorite nursery songs.
  • Intimate class sizes limited to 10 families per session, allowing for direct interaction with your instructor and building a sense of community with fellow families.
  • Live and recorded music integrated into each class.
  • Specific music curriculum and engaging activities designed for each age group.
  • An opportunity for children and grownups to bond and express themselves together through movement, singing, clapping, and playing small percussion instruments.
  • Take-home materials delivered each week, reinforcing key concepts learned in your session and ways to continue the learning at home, as well as a “swing set” including audio and/or video of music played in class.

TUESDAYS – JAN 18, 25, FEB 1, 8, 15, 22, MAR 1, 8 
INSTRUCTOR: GOUSSY CÉLESTIN

3:30pm–4:15pm • Gumbo Group (3.5 – 5 years)
4:30pm–5:15pm • Syncopators (5 – 7 years)

WEDNESDAYS – JAN 19, 26, FEB 2, 9, 16, 23, MAR 2, 9 
INSTRUCTOR: SOFÍA TOSELLO

10:30am–11:15am • Scatters (walkers – 23 months)
11:30am–12:15pm • Gumbo Group (3.5 – 5 years) - SOLD OUT

SATURDAYS – JAN 22, 29, FEB 5, 12, 19, 26, MAR 5, 12
INSTRUCTOR: GOUSSY CÉLESTIN

10:30am–11:15am • Stompers (2 - 3.5 years)
11:30am–12:15pm • Scatters (walking – 23 mos.)
12:30am–1:15pm • Gumbo Group (3.5 – 5 years)

*Please note that all classes are listed in Eastern Time (ET)

Jan25
Symphony Space

Go Back to Where You Came From! With Wajahat Ali ...

Symphony Space

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Jan25
Culture

Go Back to Where You Came From! With Wajahat Ali and Friends

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

Also available virtually online

Phone: (212) 864-5400

Price

Members: $38, Non-Members: $42, 30 & Under: $35

When

7:00pm

Symphony Space

Symphony Space and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop present a celebration of journalist, playwright, and political activist Wajahat Ali’s funny, wise, and necessary memoir Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American. Emceed by Ali, this evening of storytelling, comedy, and music will probe the highs and lows of the American immigrant experience, featuring musician Zeshan B, author and former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, acclaimed writers Cathy Park Hong (Minor Feelings) and Min Jin Lee (Pachinko), comedian Ismael Loutfi (Resolutions), and comedian and actress Aparna Nancherla (Corporate).

Special bonus: Tickets come with a copy of Go Back to Where You Came From. There are a limited number of companion tickets available, these tickets are $20 and do not include a book. To purchase a companion ticket, add a standard ticket and a companion ticket to your cart. The companion ticket will be discounted at checkout. Note that companion tickets are only available to purchase with a full-price ticket.

Produced in cooperation with the Asian American Writer's Workshop.

There will be pre-signed books for sale.

Jan25
American Folk Art Museum

Pushing Boundaries: 60 Years of AFAM Exhibitions

American Folk Art Museum

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Jan25
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.

Jan25
American Folk Art Museum

MULTITUDES

American Folk Art Museum

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Jan25
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.

Jan25
American Folk Art Museum

Virtual Insights: Making MULTITUDES

American Folk Art Museum

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Jan25
Culture

Virtual Insights: Making MULTITUDES

American Folk Art Museum

Online

Price

Online; free with registration

When

1:00pm – 2:15pm

American Folk Art Museum

From extraordinary early American portraits and dazzlingly complex quilts to playful whimsy bottles, delicately hand-tinted photographs, and fragments of rare twentieth-century art environments, MULTITUDES is an exhibition that celebrates six decades of collecting at the American Folk Art Museum across four centuries of folk and self-taught art. 

Join exhibition curators Valérie Rousseau and Emelie Gevalt for a conversation on collecting stories, stewardship, and curatorial practices. Highlighting artists’ diverse experiences, identities, and creative practices, this dialogue will unpack some of the ways in which this wide-ranging exhibition expands our understanding of the Museum’s unique holdings. Learn more about beloved works from the collection, as well as new acquisitions by celebrated artists William Edmondson, Henry Darger, Ammi Phillips, Helen Rae, and many others on display for the first time.

Jan26
New Plaza Cinema

Lecture Series: Legendary Comedy Teams on Film

New Plaza Cinema

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Jan26
New Plaza Cinema

Legendary Comedy Teams on Film

The only thing funnier than one comedian is two comedians. Ideally, one plays it “straight” in order to make the other’s madcap antics even more uproarious. Think Oliver Hardy giving a slow burn to the camera after bumbling Stan Laurel makes yet “another fine mess.” Think Dean Martin trying to perform a love song while bumbling Jerry Lewis steals the show. A comedy team can also offset each other with fast-paced rhetoric (Bud Abbott & Lou Costello), clashing personalities (George Burns & Gracie Allen, Thelma Todd & ZaSu Pitts), and even clashing lifestyles (Walter Matthau & Jack Lemmon).

Join film historian Max Alvarez for this tribute to vintage pratfalls, one-liners, slapstick stunts, and hilarious comedic angst. Comedy is all in the timing – and these brilliant cinematic comedy teams could not have returned at a better time!

Jan26
Landmark West!

MADAM: Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age

Landmark West!

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Jan26
Culture

MADAM: Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age

Landmark West!

Online

Phone: (212) 496-8110

Price

Free for members; $5.00 for non-members

When

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Landmark West!

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Debby Applegate gives LW! an inside look at her jaw-dropping biography Madam about the life of Polly Adler, the notorious “queen of vice” who played hostess to every gangster, politician, writer, sports star and Cafe Society swell worth knowing, and who as much as any single figure helped make the 1920s roar.

Jan26
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

David Vaughan's The Dance Historian Is In Merián ...

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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Jan26
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Choreographer and performance artist Merián Soto and director, puppet artist, and choreographer Patti Bradshaw discuss their time studying with and dancing the work of Elaine Summers. Borrowing from the collection of Summers's materials held at the Library for the Performing Arts, they will show clips from her film archive, including unique footage from her classes, as well as her work Crow’s Nest.

The Zoom webinar link will be emailed two days prior to the event, with reminders on the day.

photo: Color photograph of Elaine Summers with film camera, Elaine Summers Papers, Jerome Robbins Dance Division  (c. 1960 - 1969)

To attend, please click here to register.