April 2024 Grantee Events

Pied Piper Children’s Theater of NYC, 2024 Creative Engagement Grantee, Image courtesy of the grantee
Pied Piper Children’s Theater of NYC, 2024 Creative Engagement Grantee, Image courtesy of the grantee

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

Anderson Pilgrim and Dwyer Cultural Center

Urban Landscapes
March 28 - April 30, 2024 at 5:30 PM
Dwyer Cultural Center, 309 West 123rd Street, New York, NY 10027

Meet the artists and curator on Thursday, March 28, 5.30 - 8 pm. Featuring paintings by

Ademola Olugebefola, Carlton Murrell, David Wilson 3 master artists interpret the urban landscape of their Caribbean homelands and their adopted home of New York City. Ranging from expressionist stylings , anthropomorphic expression and abstract explorations, the works capture the color and majesty of our urban environments. Curated by Anderson M. Pilgrim

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

Grant Program: Creative Engagement 


Pied Piper Theatre

The Drowsy Chaperone
April 6 - April 14, 2024 at 4:00 PM
Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights, 551 Ft. Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10033

Pied Piper Theatre presents The Drowsy Chaperone, with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar; Directed by Lesly de Groot. When a die-hard musical theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters spring to life in this hilarious Tony Award-winning musical farce complete with 1920s starlets, glamorous wedding guests, tap dancing, and roller skates! The Drowsy Chaperone is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Find more information at https://our.show/drowsyppt 

Grant Program: Creative Learning


Leadlights Ensemble

Rising in the Heights
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Recirculation, 876 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032
May 3, 15 & June 14, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10032

Rising in the Heights is a festival of free monthly outdoor public arts performances curated by Leadlights Ensemble in partnership with Word Up Community Bookshop. The festival celebrates the rich artistic contributions of Latinx and Black cultures and promotes children’s literacy through music and storytelling.

Find more information at https://leadlightsensemble.weebly.com/events.html

Grant Programs: Creative Engagement & UMEZ Arts Engagement 


New York Mandolin Orchestra

Free Centennial Spring Concert
Thursday, April 28, 2024 at 2:00 PM
The Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street, New York, NY 10128

On Sunday, April 28, the New York Mandolin Orchestra will celebrate its first 100 years with a centennial concert. The performance will feature classical, jazz, traditional, and contemporary music, as well as original compositions by orchestra members. There will also be the premiere of “Passage Work,” by Catherine Hawkes, commissioned for the orchestra’s centennial.

The orchestra, conducted by Yuanlin Chen, has been in continuous existence since 1924. At that time, there were seven mandolin orchestras in New York City. Today there is only one, featuring a unique combination of instruments: mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass, and guitar. They will all be on display on April 28.

Thanks to generous funding from a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Engagement grant, there will be no charge for admission (up to venue capacity of approximately 400).

Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Find more information at www.nymandolin.org

Grant Program: Creative Engagement