Photo credit: Courtesy of CENTRAL BOOKING
Come experience a wide range of art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement and Creative Learning grantees at their events this September!
The Baroness — Isak Dinesen’s Final Affair
Previews: Saturday, September 2, Sunday, September 3, Tuesday, September 5
Shows: Wednesday September 6 – Sunday, September 24
8:00-10:00pm from Wednesday – Saturday
2:00-4:00 pm on Saturday Matinees
3:00-5:00pm on Sunday Matinees
The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036
Karen Blixen, who wrote under the name Isak Dinesen, brought us such epic tales as Out of Africa, Babette’s Feast as well as her Seven Gothic Tales. The latter introduced her to The United States and gave her the recognition she embraced. In 1948 at age 62, Blixen is at the pinnacle of her fame when she is introduced to the newly renowned 29-year-old Danish poet Thorkild Bjørnvig. The Baroness takes him under her wing and the two share a powerful, dangerous and intimate friendship. What follows is a tale of passion, courage, art, love and lust between a young ambitious poet, a grand dame of literature, and their patron’s charming young wife, Benedicte. Karen Blixen was larger than life and she is coming back to the stage in the humorous and passionate tale of her final love affair. Visit www.satcnyc.org for more information.
Wednesday, September 6 – Sunday, October 29 at 6:00pm
CENTRAL BOOKING, 21 Ludlow St., New York, NY 10002
Plant Cure, a collaboration with the New York Academy of Medicine curated by Maddy Rosenberg, features the work of the current artists in residence at NYAM along with other international artists, whose research explores the subject of medicinal plants and botanical diversity. Learn more at www.centralbookingnyc.com.
Artists: Cynthia Back, C Bangs, Marisa Benjamin, Gaby Berglund-Cardenas, Nancy Campbell, Donna Cleary, Margot Glass, Tessa Grundon, James Martin, Agnes Murray, Geraldine Ondrizek, Maddy Rosenberg, Susan Rostow, Lee Salomone, Sarah Stengle, Kate Temple, Mary Ting, James Walsh, and Elizabeth Whiteley.
Amanié, What’s New?
Thursday, September 7 – Wednesday, October 18; on view 24/7
LaGuardia & West 3rd St., ground floor vitrines of the NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY
Amanié, What’s New? is a photography and video exhibition by Carlos de Jesus and Claude Oudey, curated by Lydie Diakhaté. The exhibition brings together compelling archival photo and film material — 35 mm, Polaroid and Super 8mm — shot 35 years ago in the fishing village of Aby in Ivory Coast, West Africa.
The images illustrate the daily life, the landscapes and the architecture of Aby. They document the mourning ceremonies after the death of the spiritual leader in the village, accompanied by transcribed quotes from interviews of elders in the village and poetry by the late Ivorian writer Noël X Ebony.
The greeting “Amanié” (meaning “What’s new?” in Agni, the language spoken in Aby) can also include the sharing of nightly dreams. More information here.
Studies in Puppet Form
Thursday, September 7 – Friday, November 17, Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm
Sirovich Center for Balanced Living, 331 E 12th St., New York, NY 10003 (Between 1st and 2nd Ave.)
Studies in Shadow Puppet Form and Performance introduces you to the use of shadow puppetry and storytelling. You will make a shadow puppet and learn to manipulate them to tell a story. You will collaboratively develop a short shadow puppet piece, which you will perform for the public at Sirovich Center. Visit www.loco7.org/ for more information.
Thursday, September 7 at 4:00pm
Seward Park, East Broadway (meet outside Seward Park Library, 192 East Broadway)
Thursday, September 14 at 7:00pm
Downtown Art Co., 70 East 4th Street, 2nd floor Community Space
TRAPS, a solo about getting stuck on the subway, struggling with squirrels, and seeking the light. I’ll talk about traps I encounter–both everyday and large scale–and wonder how to get past the obstacles that hinder us, both personally and as a society. Then I’ll open it up to the spectators, and facilitate an open-ended conversation about what we can do now. More information here.
Naples In My Heart
Friday, September 8 from 6:30-8:00pm
24 West 12th St., New York, NY 10011
Naples In My Heart is a journey through Neapolitan traditional folk songs and American jazz. More information here.
Sunday, September 10 from 8:30-11:00pm
410 E. 6th St., #2F, New York, NY 10009
This September, The Dance Cartel presents the premiere of WET CLUTCH, a drive-in dance experience that reinterprets and remixes movie heroines from the last four decades of American film. Featuring richly-layered original video design, an explosive and electric soundtrack, and high-endurance live performance by TDC radically diverse group of dancers, WET CLUTCH invites the audience on a journey through the cultural mythology of Hollywood cinema. This fall presentation is hosted by Seaport Music Festival, which is free and open to the public, and it will be specifically designed for the unique environment of the Seaport.
Founded in 2002, the Seaport Music Festival is recognized for presenting a plethora of indie music’s most relevant breaking and established bands —indie veterans to critically acclaimed newcomers —from around the globe. Learn more at www.thedancecartel.com.
Tuesday, September 12 from 1:00-2:00pm
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Senior Center at St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St.
Saturday, September 16 from 7:00-8:00pm
St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St.
GlamourTango is a unique all female international multimedia music and dance show. It is educational and motivational, the ultimate homage to women’s empowerment. More information here.
Pen Parentis Literary Salons
September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12 from 7:00-9:30pm
Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall Street, New York, NY
Love books? Each month, the Pen Parentis Literary Salon presents small groups of eminent and emerging writers in an upscale, easily accessible location. Readings, wine, and a moderated panel discussion about a different literary topic each month. All writers presented are also parents–these Salons are intended to inspire you to create, no matter your obstacles. The general public is welcome, you don’t have to be a writer or a parent to enjoy these fun, intellectual evenings! RSVP requested. Visit www.penparentis.org/ for more information.
September 12, Writing about War
October 10, Modern Families
November 14, Writing Health/Mental Health
December 12, Annual Holiday Author Mingle
The Write Treatment Workshops: Write Treatment Anthology, Volume I
Monday, September 18 from 6:00-7:30pm
Tompkins Square Library, 331 E 10th St., New York, NY 10009
A reading by writers in the WRITE TREATMENT ANTHOLOGY and WORKSHOPS. Prose, poetry, and memoir by cancer patients, survivors, caregivers. More information here.
2017 New Works Series
Monday, September 18 from 7:30-10:00pm
The Bernie Wohl Center, Goddard Riverside, 647 Columbus Ave., New York, NY
A public reading of Man & Wife, an absurd comedy about a 25-year bi-partisan marriage, written by Emma Goldman-Sherman. Visit www.29thstreetplaywrightscollective.org for more information.
Thursday, September 21 – Sunday, October 15
Art Fast is a cultural mapping process, through which people from different cultures can experience the universal elements of Hindu philosophy through a medium/practice that they best understand and relate to. Art Fast is centered on a 9-day Hindu festival called Navaratri. The essence of this festival is to connect with the divine creative energy that resides within all of us. While devoted Hindus fast (minimize food intake) during this festival in honor of the Goddess, Art Fast participants fast on their creative process / daily distractions and rejuvenate / discover their creative spirit. For more information about online participation and a variety of public events visit http://www.art-fast.com.
City Center Studio Series
Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 at 8:00pm
City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10019
New Chamber Ballet’s 2017-18 Season Opening: an evening of five ballets, including one premiere, to live music in an up-close studio setting. With the world premiere of a new ballet to a commissioned score by Reiko Fueting, alongside dances to music by Haydn, Ravel, John Cage and Tristan Murail. The dances are performed in the round; the cast features five excellent dancers and two top-notch musicians on piano and violin. More information here.