September 2020 Grantee Events

Lantern Community Services, 2019 Creative Engagement grantee, photo by Chantal Heijnen
Lantern Community Services, 2019 Creative Engagement grantee, photo by Chantal Heijnen

Lantern Community Services 2:  HOME -- Live Video Launch: What does Home mean to You?
September 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Virtual Event 2:  HOME is a collection of original musical and visual art created by artists who have experienced homelessness, inviting dialogue through performances in public spaces.

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Grant Program: Creative Engagement


Ellen Lindner

Stories I Would Tell A Million Times: Comics in the Time of Covid
September 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10032

Please join the most recent class of comics students at Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria for a zine fest, postcard launch, and exhibition opening to celebrate the work they did over the spring and summer, supervised by local teaching artist Ellen Lindner. This time around we'll be exhibiting our work on the outside of Word Up, in the windows on the 165th Street side of the shop. Please come to this socially distanced event and view work by Marisol Cruz, Sharon Lee de la Cruz, Jennifer Dickinson, Julie Fernandez, Jen Monsen Leach, Katrina Roberts, Jasmina Tomic, Robert Williams, and more! Please bring a beverage or snack to share - and wear a mask!

Grant Program: Creative Learning


Up Theater Company

Up Theater Presents: "Richard Diamond Private Detective"
September 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Virtual Event

UP Theater presents four episodes of the 1949 radio serial, "Richard Diamond Private Detective." Originally written by Blake Edwards ("The Pink Panther," "10," and "Victor Victoria") and transcribed by Fred Matzner, the serial follows the case files of Richard Diamond, a private detective who lives and works in Upper Manhattan.

Episode One, “The Betty Moran Case” will premiere on Sept. 8th @ 8pm:

The double murder of a rich socialite and a blackmailing thug lead the police to think it a murder/suicide. But the grieving husband wants to get justice for his dead wife and so he pays a visit to the offices of Richard Diamond.

Subsequent episodes will premiere on Sept. 15th, 22nd and 29th - all at 8pm.

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Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

EFA Project Space

The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB) 2020: Here, Together!
On View September 9 - October 24, 2020
Virtual Opening Reception and Walk Through: September 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM

EFA Project Space is thrilled to present The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2020: Here, Together! a timely exhibition featuring multidisciplinary works by US-based artists, curated by Katya Grokhovsky. Delayed several months by the COVID crisis which has disproportionally impacted communities of color and immigrants, Here, Together! explores displacement, alienation, and the steady erosion of American Empire, viewed through the work of eleven Immigrant artists. Reservations required to visit the exhibition. 

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Grant Program: Creative Engagement


The Art Song Preservation Society of New York

A Season of Art Song
September 12 & 26, 2020
Virtual Event


September 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM

International opera/theater director and prominent voice teacher Andrea DelGiudice will work with aspiring opera singers through the medium of Italian art song. A remarkable artist who uses wit and humor in her compelling workshops, participating singers and the audience are sure to enjoy this afternoon!


September 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM
German Lied with THOMAS MURACO

Thomas Muraco, pianist, conductor, and coach, will explore the German art song repertoire spanning from Schubert and Schumann to Mahler and Strauss and composers in between. Muraco is a celebrated coach who cites the legendary conductor Leonard Bernstein as one of his mentors. Muraco is on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music.


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Grant Programs: Creative Engagement & Creative Engagement


Ben Arthur

SongWriter: Odie Lindsey + Mary Gauthier
September 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

In this live reading and music event, author Odie Lindsey will read from his recent novel ""Some Go Home,"" and songwriters Mary Gauthier and Ben Arthur will plays songs written in response.

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Grant Programs: Creative Engagement & UMEZ Arts Engagement

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