July 2019 Grantee Events

Global Warming Dunk Booth by Lori Brungard

Join LMCC in this month's selection of activities in the arts, brought to you by the Creative Engagement, Creative Learning, and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees.


Richarda Abrams

First By Faith: The Life of Mary McLeod Bethune

June 28, 2019 – July 21, 2019
The West End Theatre at The Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street, 2nd floor, NYC

Workshopped at NYC's Actors Studio, Richarda Abrams uses storytelling & song, transcending time & gender, exploring Bethune's journey from an uneducated child to a world-renowned educator and humanitarian, as she returns to earth to share one last lesson. First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune debuted at The 2018 United Solo Theatre Festival, winning the United Solo Theatre Festival Best Educational Show Award and received rave reviews. Written and performed by Richarda Abrams. West End Theatre is wheelchair accessible.

Find more information and performance times at www.FirstByFaith.com.

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Jeanne F. Jalandoni

Cultural Cousins: a show of Latinx and Filipinx artists

Opening Reception: July 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Artist Talk: July 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM
On View: July 1 - July 13, 2019
ChaShaMa, 320 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

In the 16th century, the Spanish empire was known as the most powerful empire in the world. It extended throughout the Americas and throughout the Philippine archipelago in Asia. The effects of Spanish colonialism and imperialism have had a lasting influence on its subjects and have shaped traditions, values, language, food, fashion, and beliefs. ""Cultural Cousins"" situates 10 artists of Philippine and Latin descent, to lay out their personal histories alongside one another in a space decorated to resemble a 'sala', establishing that we are family. The show features elements of photography, painting, mixed media, and sculpture, which contribute to the navigation of cultural identity and personal histories. These artists represent a small fragment of a myriad of experiences and narratives of the Latinx and Filipinx diaspora."

Find more information at: www.eventbrite.com/e/cultural-cousins-a-show-of-latinx-and-filipinx-artists-tickets-63462002558

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Gudrun Buhler

Anina Art Events

July 5 - 7, 2019
St.Francis Cabrini Shrine 701 Ft.Washington Ave, New York, NY 10040

Event starts on Friday at 5pm with the opening of the exhibit. Saturday and Sunday the Exhibit will remain open from 10am to 5pm. On Saturday at 3pm there will be a classical concert. Wheel chair access is available.

Visual art and classical concerts will be presented in fresh, innovative ways. Located next to the beautiful Ft.Tryon park. Tickets only $10 per adult and free entrance for children. Children will have the opportunity to paint and draw in the exhibition space. Children and Adults are invited to add to our poetry wall.

Find more information at www.aninaartevents.com

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

Mike Freeman

Latin Music in Hell's Kitchen, A History

July 11, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 PM at Pier 84 Hudson River Park, 44th Street Westside Highway, New York, NY
July 20, 2019, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at The New York Times Center 242 W. 41st Street NY, NY 10036

For over thirty years, numerous Latin music record distributors dotted the landscape of 10th Avenue from 42nd to 52nd streets. This two concert series will focus on the once-vibrant Latin music record industry that no longer exists in Hell's Kitchen as well as the tradition of the vibraphone in Latin music. Historical commentary and photograph displays will be a part of the performances. Legendary guests include percussionist Ray Mantilla and bongocero/singer Jose Mangual Jr.  Produced by Mike Freeman. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested for  New York Times Center event.

Find more information at www.eventbrite.com/e/mike-freeman-zonavibe-feat-ray-mantilla-jose-mangual-jr-registration-62270834743

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Lori Brungard

The Global Warming Dunking Booth

July 26, 2019 at 4:00 PM& 7:00 PM
Lower East Side Ecology Center at the Fire Boat House, East River Park, East River Promenade, New York, NY 10002

The Global Warming Dunking Booth is an interactive performance/installation consisting of a custom built, snow globe-like dunking booth, wherein the Statue of Liberty is re-incarnated as a cabaret performer, awaiting her fate. Hilariously highlighting the effects of our actions on global warming, she tries to avoid a dunking. Audience members are invited to join in a game of bingo. The numbers they draw signify activities that affect global warming and sea levels, positively and negatively, and trigger responses affecting the water surrounding her. As participants’ actions affect her level of inundation Lady Liberty interacts with them, heckling and cajoling in her French accent, invoking the images of the freedom that she is meant to represent. Thus, individual consumer freedoms are juxtaposed with their impact on the community as a whole, and visitors’ experiential participation will result in immediate and visceral understanding of how we all contribute to climate change.  Rain Date: Sat July 27, 4pm & 7pm

Find more information at www.globalwarmingdunkingbooth.eventbrite.com

Grant Program: Creative Engagement