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May Grantee Events!

Experience a wide range of art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees and their events this month. Learn more here!

Banana Boat Productions
Mamma Decemba
May 4 – May 13, 2023; Weekdays at 7:00 PM & Sunday at 2:00 PM
New Perspectives Theatre Company Studio, 458 West 37th Street, at 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

“Mamma Decemba

An older, feisty, and proud Jamaican woman living in England contemplates a return to the Jamaica of her youth. Her reflections on her life and her life-long relationships are universal and instantly recognizable, and they will leave you laughing, crying, and everything in between.

“”An aching slice of life runs aground”” British Guardian.”

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

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Joachim Marx
May 6 – May 29, 2023; Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
& by appointment (917-536-3901)
*Opening reception on Saturday, May 6 at 5:00 PM
Gallery Anselm Dästner, 618 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009

“CRASH : FIGURES is an exhibition of artworks that touch on the reality of traffic violence. It is inspired by bike riding in NYC and the crashed cars at the auto body shops around my studio.”

Find more information at https://yo-art.com

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Cornerstone Chorale, Inc.
Spring Concert
Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 5:30 PM
St. Frances Cabrini Chapel, 701 Ft. Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10040

The CORNERSTONE CHORALE will perform its Spring Concert, presenting choral works of Randall Thompson, Williametta Spencer, and also including J.S. Bach’s Cantata 115 “Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit” (for chorus, soloists, and orchestra). Soloists are Christine Arand, soprano; Jessica Vadney, mezzo; Michael Reid, tenor; and Ok Kyun Kang, piano. The concert will be conducted by Music Director Richard Stout.

Find more information at https://www.cornerstonechoralenyc.org/new-events

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

The Morningside Players
We Have To Do Something
May 16 – May 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, May 21, 2023 3:00 PM

Morningside Players Theater Space, 100 LaSalle Street, SE corner of Broadway, Lower Level, New York, NY 10027

Theater space is located east of Broadway and down the ramp.

We Have To Do Something brings to dramatic life the turmoil of urban renewal in Manhattanville and the determined resistance of the neighborhood. With a cast that includes such characters as Robert Moses, David Rockefeller and the little-known firebrand activist Elizabeth Barker, it examines the impact of power–resulting in a remade New York City. Projected images of the period will enrich the action.

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

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Donald Eastman

Evelyn Brown (A Diary)
May 19 – June 4, 2023 at 8:00 PM
La MaMa, 66 East 4th Street (between Bowery & 2nd Avenue) New York, NY 10003

Evelyn Brown (A Diary), the only work playwright María Irene Fornés took entirely from a found object, tells the story of a housekeeper who lived and labored in rural New Hampshire in the early 1900s. Using the short entries as inspiration, Fornés shaped the diary into a piece of dance-theater that explores the physical cost of women’s domestic labor and the surprising possibilities for mental and spiritual escape. This first-ever revival of Evelyn Brown (A Diary), unearths a lost work by the celebrated playwright María Irene Fornés (1930–2018). Directed by Alice Reagan, the production will feature scenic designs by Donald Eastman who designed the original 1980 production.

Find more information at https://www.lamama.org/shows/evelyn-brown-a-diary-2023

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

The India Center
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 5:00 PM; May 21-23, 2023 at 6:00 PM
Solas Studio, 117 East 24th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10010

Celebrate the 11th NYCXDESIGN FESTIVAL with The India Center and check out the artwork created by our amazing artists.

Find more information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/india-unleashed-nycxdesign-festival-opening-tickets-541987849247

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

New Amsterdam Opera, Inc
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:00 PM
The Center at West Park, 165 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024
Venue entrance is on Amsterdam Avenue, accessible entrance on W. 86th Street.

“New Amsterdam Opera will present Donizetti’s LUCREZIA BORGIA on Saturday, May 20, 2023, 7:00 PM, at The Center at West Park. This One-Night-Only event will be performed in concert in Italian with a cast of notable, rising, and young artists, as well as the New Amsterdam Opera Orchestra and Chorus, under the baton of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Keith Chambers.

This will be a rare opportunity for Manhattan audiences to experience this bel canto gem that has been championed by divas such as Montserrat Caballé, Beverly Sills, and Joan Sutherland, but hasn’t been performed here with orchestra since Opera Orchestra of New York’s production in 2000.”

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

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

The SoHarmoniums Women’s Choir
Women Inspiring Tomorrow
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019

The SoHarmoniums’ presents “Women Inspiring Tomorrow”, a concert dedicated to uplifting women’s voices through singing. It will feature five generations of women performing works ranging from classical to contemporary. The SoHarmoniums will be joined in song with the young women of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

Find more information at http://www.soharmoniums.com/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

29th Street Playwrights Collective
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside 647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY, 10024

“29th Street Playwrights Collective New Works Series presents
ZOE COMES HOME, a dark comedy about depression, backyard “art,” and one errant pooch.
Written by Melissa Bell, Directed by Laurie A Guzda.
Zoe arrives home for a rare visit and finds her estranged mother Gloria, once a respected sculptor, creating monuments from discarded objects in her backyard, causing a conflict with the new neighbor, former art critic, who has a different view of her work.

Featuring Jess Beveridge, Thomas Cambridge, Susan Mendoza and R. Scott Porter
Stage/Tech Management by Amber Schmidt
Live, onstage!
*Ages 12+
Tickets are $20 + 3.18 fees at EventBrite
If you cannot afford a ticket one can be provided. Email us at 29thstplaywrightscollective@gmail.com

Proceeds benefit the 29th Street Playwrights Collective New Works Series”

Find more information at www.29thStreetPlaywrightsCollective.org

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Chang-Jin Lee
Haenyeo · Simbang: Korean Sea Women & Shamans
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM; Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:00 PM
The Clemente Center, 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002

Video art, “Haenyeo · Simbang: Korean Sea Women & Shamans,” explores the 1500 year old tradition of freediving women in Jeju island, known for their independent spirit, iron will, and fierce determination. It captures the last generation of this unique matriarchal society through their stories, shamanistic rituals, and songs of the sea.

Find more information at https://www.changjinlee.net/haenyeo-·-simbang-korean-sea-women-shamans/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum
Greek Jewish Festival
Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 12:00 PM
280 Broome Street New York, NY 10002

Join the Greek Jewish Festival as we celebrate the unique Romaniote and Sephardic heritage of the Jews of Greece! Experience a feast for the senses including authentic kosher Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, traditional Greek dancing and live Greek and Sephardic music, an outdoor marketplace full of vendors, arts and educational activities for kids, and much more!

Find more information at https://www.kkjfestival.com/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Christopher Bell
East Harlem Walking
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 6:00 PM
ArtSpace, 215 East 99th Street, New York, NY 10029

East Harlem Historian Christopher Bell will give a powerpoint presentation at ArtSpace on May 23, 2023, called East Harlem Walking. The presentation will inform how the public can visit and tour East Harlem. Highlights will include cultural organizations, institutions and residences of famous East Harlemites and the murals that adorn and electrify the neighborhood. Attendees will receive a brochure of the locations highlighted in the powerpoint presentation. After the publication attendees can talk with Chris during a fifteen minute Q and A. Afterwards, attendees can mingle and look at some of the portraits in the powerpoint presentation.

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

Grant Program: Creative Engagement