April 2021 Grantee Events

Emit Theatre, 2021 Creative Engagement Grantee, photo by José Noel
Emit Theatre, 2021 Creative Engagement Grantee, photo by José Noel

Experience a wide range of virtual art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement, UMEZ Arts Engagement and Creative Learning grantees and their events this month.

Emit Theater

La Canción en la Tormenta
April 1- April 8, 2021
Thursdays at 7:00 PM, Saturdays at 1:00 PM

La Canción en La Tormenta is the latest installment in Emit Theatre's virtual Play Along Series! Audiences will help the tiny but mighty Coquí frog save the home she loves. El Coqui’s home has been destroyed after the god Juracán has become upset and caused a wild storm to ravage the rainforest! This interactive quest is infused with the Spanish language as well as Puerto Rican music and mythology. Children will learn important lessons about taking care of their environment and their feelings. The first episode premieres April 1, 2021, and tickets are FREE.

Find more information and reserve tickets at www.emittheatre.org

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

The Art Song Preservation Society of New York

A Season of Song Festival: French Song Masterclass with Thomas Grubb
April 10, 2021, at 2:00 PM

Thomas Grubb, the author of Singing in French: A Manual of French Diction & French Vocal Repertoire will focus this workshop on the vividly poetic songs of the French vocal repertoire like Debussy, Duparc, Poulenc, Ravel and more. Grubb was decorated as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry and is one of the leading experts of French music worldwide having taught at Juilliard, Curtis, and Peabody conservatories.

Find more information at www.artsongpreservationsocietyny.org/season-of-song-festival-2020-21.html

Grant Programs: Creative Engagement & UMEZ Arts Engagement

East Winds, Inc.

Japanese music concert series: Taikoza Concert online
April 13, 2021, at 6:30 PM

Taikoza, Japanese drum and flutes will be presenting an online concert and watch party as part of our 2021 season and part of the NYC multicultural fest, “Our Cultures, Our Communities, Our Arts” (OCOCOA).

Find more information at https://www.facebook.com/nycmulticulfest

Grant Programs: Creative Engagement & UMEZ Arts Engagement

Advent Lutheran Church

Music Mondays
April 19, 2021, at 7:30 PM

The Imani Winds team up with the Catalyst Quartet for a program that honors the rich and diverse experiences of migration. Five works explore different pathways, from Cuba, Haiti, Africa, and Puerto Rico – and finally the African-American Migration of the early 20th century, as addressed in Jessie Montgomery’s new work for winds and strings, Sergeant McCauley.

Find more information at https://www.musicmondays.org

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Creative Traffic Flow

Duets of Difference: What Matters to Us
February 18, 2021, at 7:30 PM

Duets of Difference: What Matters to Us is a short film exploring the identities/stories of University Settlement community members studying English as a second language in the Adult Literacy Program accompanied by music and dance. The film is a culmination of a month-long teaching artist residency with four different classes. What Matters to Us is a virtual re-imagination of Creative Traffic Flow’s project, Duets of Difference. In this time of heightened xenophobia and political intolerance, the project explores how people from different communities with different life experiences can connect in their differences. Students in the program represent many different ages, ethnicities, and experiences. There were at least 11 different languages spoken amongst the class. What Matters to Us explores differences in family, relationships, and how to communicate as an English Language Learner.

Find more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/770327290539036/

Grant Program: Creative Learning


Melinda Hall / Willful Pictures

11th Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam (virtual)
April 24, 2021, at 1:00 PM

Hello Shakespeare Friends! 11th Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam is a free and virtual event with a number of ways to participate as a Sonneteer. 

Find more information at www.sonnetslam.com

Grant Program: Creative Engagement


Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc.

JCE Jazz Dance Project
April 24 & 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Please join us on April 24th and 25th, 2021, to see the JCE Jazz Dance Project, a celebration of jazz dance! We at JCE are eager to support the creativity of our artists and engage our mission to keep jazz dance thriving. Our virtual spring concert showcases the vibrancy of the arts even in these difficult times. The performances will be shown on Zoom in webinar format and will be followed by a live talkback with the choreographers. Audience members are invited to ask questions! Come support the artists and share the love of jazz dance with our community.

Find more information at https://www.jazzchoreography.com/project/april-2021/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement