September 2019 Grantee Events

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Come experience a wide range of art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees at their events this month.

Aranzazu Araujo

Cuerpxs de Luz
September 1 & 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Grace Exhibition Space - 182 Avenue C, New York, NY 10003

Cuerpxs de Luz is a durational project that focuses on creating strong bonds amongst the Latinx community and explore ways to be beacons of light for one another. The project will result in a durational performance that presents Latin bodies shining bright at the darkest moments - from sunset to sunrise.

Find more information at www.arantxaaraujo.com/cuerpxsdeluz

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Tyrell Jamez

Roundz Of Flame
September 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM University Settlement,
184 Eldridge Street. New York NY

Roundz Of Flame is a Dance Platform for dancers of all styles and cultures to unite and share their amazing style differences in the dance world. Serving the community with entertainment, dance battles, Live DJ's, dance games and special performances. We progress our mission to unite all the dance styles and cultures to grow in Peace and Prosperity within the underground, street & commercial dance community. Hosted by Rocka Jamez and @Tjrocka with Co. Hosts Wxlfman & Teddy Ye. Music By: DJ KidStereo & DJ RockaStereo | Spinning...

Find more information at www.universitysettlement.org/us/news/PerformanceProject/2018-fall/rocka-jamez-roundz-of-flame/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

LES Creative People In Action

LES Bands 11: Lower East Side Showtime
September 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
East River Park Amphitheater across FDR Drive at Grand Street

L.E.S. Bands 11: Lower East Side Showtime is a free, annual, musical concert presented by those from the community for the people of the community, showcasing talent and celebrating the musical culture of their lives.

Find more information at www.lescpia.org

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Jazz Power Initiative

Intergenerational Jazz Jam session
September 8, 2019 at 2:00-5:00pm
National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 58 W 129th St Ground Floor, 2203, New York, NY 10027

Jazz Power Initiative and National Jazz Museum in Harlem present our next Intergenerational Jazz Jam. Co-led by Eli Yamin and special guest, baritone saxophonist Claire Daly. With Jennifer Vincent, bass; James Burton, trombone; and Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax, drums.

Find more information at www.jazzpower.org/2019/08/intergenerational-jazz-jam-session-feat-claire-dalynational-jazz-museum-in-harlem-sep-08/

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

Word Up Community Bookshop/ Librería Comunitaria

Uptown Kid Lit
September 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Inwood Hill Park, Pat's Lawn (at 218th St.)

UPTOWN KID LIT is a one-day children's literature festival in Inwood Hill Park, in the summer of 2019, which will showcase the fun and possibility of literature for kids and their adults. Through creating a festive and interactive atmosphere around books, reading, and writing, we expect to engage children of all ages and backgrounds.

Find more information at www.wordupbooks.com or www.uptownlit.org

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

Gal Nissim and Leslie Ruckman

The Synanthrope Preserve: The First to Cross
September 12 & 14, 2019 at 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tompkins Square Park (East Village), New York, NY 10009

The Synanthrope Preserve: The First to Cross is an immersive audio experience that reveals the intertwined story of humans and rats. The 35-minute experience takes the participants on a winding tour through Tompkins Square Park at night.

Throughout the experience, listeners will explore the perceptions and realities of nature in cities, focusing in on the story of rats, in particular, to acknowledge how their nature has adapted and changed through their relationship with humans. The listeners’ movement is choreographed through sounds and narration to create an immersive psychological landscape.

The Synanthrope Preserve is a series of immersive audio experiences that take place throughout New York City. Each experience focuses on a different synanthropic animal, that lives and thrives close to us, such as - pigeons, raccoons, and rats. Following its premiere in Tompkins Square Park, The First to Cross will be available online, where participants can access the walk anytime.

Find more information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-first-to-cross-synanthrope-preserve-tickets-71287523903?

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Ben Arthur

SongWriter: Dodai Stewart + Natalia Zukerman
September 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM
3473 Broadway, New York, NY

SongWriter is a live reading and music event where an author reads a story and two songwriters perform "answer songs." On Sept 12, author and journalist Dodai Stewart will read a story specially written for the evening, and songwriters Natalia Zukerman and Ben Arthur will each play songs written in response.

Find more information at www.lyngenetskitchen.com/events/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement & UMEZ Arts Engagement

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance

Ground Revision Grand Opening
September 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
4881 Broadway New York, NY 10034

Come be immersed in the works of Peter Hoffmeister and get up close to his exhibition, Ground Revision, at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum. This important exhibit creates a conversation about whose history we tell, and why certain individuals have historically been left out of the conversation. We can piece together the legacy of white landowners, but not the enslaved or free people that kept the farm operating, as the Dyckmans and other landowners kept few records of these people despite the important role they played. This exhibit is a first step for the farmhouse in expanding the narrative of the museum and the community to include the important figures whom we know little about. The artist will be onsite to speak about his work and how they relate to important historical narratives in Inwood history.

Find more information at www.dyckmanfarmhouse.org

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

Lisa Spraragen

Lisa y Josué 18 originales
September 13 & 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10001

Lisa y Josué in a concert of 18 original compositions at the National Opera Center. Composer/guitarist Josué Pérez and guitarist/director Lisa Spraragen perform this all-Pérez program which promises to connect you with the guitar's inner code! An intriguing mix of guitar solos, duos and ensemble pieces are in store, as Lisa y Josué are joined by guest artists soprano Alexandra Filipe, flutist Patrick Dillery, and percussionist Mauricio Herrera. Don't miss the premiere of three new pieces, including "La Jimagua" with lyrics by Francisco Pérez-Abreu.

Find more information at www.eventbrite.com/e/lisa-y-josue-18-originales-tickets-68028323547

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Four Seas Players

Farewell to the Good Old Days 
September 14 - September 22, 2019 at various times
466 Grand Street, Henry Settlement/Abrons Art Center/Undergound Theater

Find more information at www.fourseasplayers.org

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

East Winds, Inc.

Taikoza- East Winds Ensemble
September 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Bruce's Garden in Isham Park

East Winds, Inc and Taikoza bring you this concert in a beautiful setting of Bruce's Garden, a perfect location fort this more intimate concert of flutes and strings.

Find more information at www.taikoza.com

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

Ben Arthur

SongWriter: Soman Chainani + Cave Twins
September 15, 2019 at 3:00 PM
898 St. Nicholas Avenue

In this live reading and music series, authors read a story and two songwriters perform "answer songs." On Sunday, September 15th bestselling author Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil series) will read a story and Cave Twins and Ben Arthur will perform songs written in response.

Find more information at www.sugarhillmuseum.org/calendar/2019/09/15-playdate

Grant Program: Creative Engagement & UMEZ Arts Engagement

Parijat Desai

Pardon My Heart
September 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM - 7:00
Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater 405 W. 55th Street, New York 10019

Pardon My Heart offers a reimagining of the lovelorn /nayika/, whose Mind and Heart talk to each other in contemporary verse. With her hybrid dance language, Parijat dances the heart's longing for both the lover and the healing of our nations.

Parijat is joined by virtuosos Kiran Ahluwalia on vocal, Neel Murgai on sitar, Arun Ramamurthy on violin, on Ehren Hansen on tabla who play a score that includes a new arrangement of Ravi Shankar's ""Chaturang Tarana."" Verse is written by American poet Marcus Jackson and legendary Pakistani reformer Faiz Ahmed Faiz (translation, Agha Shahid Ali).

Find more information at https://iaac.us/erasing-borders-dance-festival

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Advent Lutheran Church

Music Mondays
September 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway at 9rd St., New York, NY  10027

Music Mondays presents The Claremont Trio: The “engaging” Claremont Trio (New Yorker) starts the new season with a program that balances two impassioned trios by Brahms and Dvořák with two recent works by Gabriela Lena Frank (the Peruvian-inflected Folk Songs) and Helen Grime (the entrancing Three Whistler Miniatures, inspired by paintings).

Find more information at www.musicmondays.org

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Karla Murray

Capturing The Faces & Voices of Mom-and-Pop Storefronts
Reception: September 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Exhibition: September 16 - October 27, 2019

Theater For The New City Gallery 155 First Avenue at 10th Street NY, NY 10003

Experience activism and community through the lens of photographers, as they display their work from two free 2019 workshops with acclaimed photographers and award-winning authors Karla and James Murray. In two sessions at East Village Community Coalition, James & Karla taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and connected with proprietors through interviews.

FREE opening reception with wine and lights bites provided on Monday, September 16th from 6-8:30 PM.

Find more information at  www.instagram.com/momandpopstorefronts

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Jenny Boissiere/DanceBoissiere

The Empathy Project
September 20-21, 2019 at 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Parlor Level of 246 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

The Empathy Project is an immersive dance performance by DanceBoissiere that examines our divisions and asks us to consider, ""If we are able to empathize with someone who has a completely different viewpoint, does empathy become the access point where we understand each other to then move forward?""

Join us for an interactive night, where you will go on a journey with the dancers, following them through the parlor floor of a brownstone on their journeys.

Find more information at www.danceboissiere.com

Grant Program: Creative Engagement & UMEZ Arts Engagement

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, Inc.

2nd Annual Spot for Dance Festival
September 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
West side of Broadway between 100th & 101st Streets

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance (TLD) presents the 2nd Annual Spot for Dance festival on Parking Day, September 20 from 2-7pm. Parking Day is an open-source global event where people transform curbside parking into public space. TLD, in conjunction with Community Board 7, occupies four parking spaces on Broadway between 100th and 101st Streets. The spaces provide the festival "stage" and as well as a community zone for neighbors and passersby to gather, play and learn.

Spot for Dance features performances by Time Lapse Dance (TLD), the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, choreographers Aviva Geismar and Nicole McClam, as well as free workshops by Dances for a Variable Population and Daria Fain.

For Time Lapse Dance's performances, Jody Sperling collaborates with composer/musician Glen Fittin to create a new work entitled Grid. This site activation for seven dancers explores our recto-linear urban habitat in relation to ecologically-derived patterns.

Find more information at www.timelapsedance.com/events/parkingday2019/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Michael Moss, Ph.D.

Qabbala::Entanglement, a suite in 12 movements: Ain Soph, Kether, Hokhmah', Binah, Hesed', Pa'had, Tiphereth, Ne-tza-h, Hod, Yesod, Malkuth
September 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Westbeth Community Room, 155 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014

QABBALA::ENTANGLEMENT--twelve compositions based on the Kaballah each representing one of the limbs of the Tree of Life. For this series of concerts, Moss explores links between Eastern mythology, quantum mechanics, and classical physics.

Multi-instrumentalist/composer Michael Moss, a veteran of New York's free jazz scene, has assembled a brand-new band, the Accidental Orchestra, comprised of string, reed, brass and rhythm sections, emulating what he refers to as a small renaissance jazz orchestra. The Accidental Orchestra is comprised of a pool of the most exciting improvising artists on the New York scene: Jason Hwang, Rosi Hertlein, Melanie Dyer, Leonor Falcon, Carol Buck, Lenny Mims, Brian Groder, Waldron Mahdi Ricks, Libby Schwartz, Peter Zummo, Steve Swell, Richard Keene, Elliot Levin, Michael Lytle, Ras Moshe, Dave Sewelson, Steve Cohn, Chien Chien Lu, Billy Stein, Dom Minasi, Larry Roland, Ken Filiano, Warren Smith, Bob Meyer, Michael Wimberly.

Please enter through the courtyard which is located on Bank Street between West St. and Washington St. in the West Village to avoid the construction at Westbeth.

Find more informaiton at www.m2-theory.com/2018/05/07/qabbalaentanglement-quantumphysics-

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

John P. Hastings

Passages | Pasajes
September 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dongan Lawn, Fort Tryon Park, Broadway at Dongan Place, NY, NY 10040

Passages | Pasajes is a free, site specific sonic performance that utilizes the Dongan Lawn in Fort Tryon Park in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Members of the community will enact ritualized activities based on their collective histories. The performance will occur the afternoon of Saturday September 21, 2019, close to the autumnal equinox.

Find more information at www.johnphastings.org/passages-pasajes

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Harlem Dance Club

Harlem Dance Club Presents: MOTHERSHIP TWO
September 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mount Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027

In celebration of Harlem Dance Club's 6th Anniversary, we present MOTHERSHIP TWO. The entire Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park will become an interactive voyage of music and dance. All are welcome to this cross-genre celebration of music, dance and community.

www.HarlemDanceClub.org

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Mike Freeman

Latin Music In Hell's Kitchen, A History
September 26, 2019 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
400 W 43rd St New York, NY 10036 2nd floor playground basketball court
(in case of rain 2nd floor Ellington Room)

For over thirty years, numerous Latin music record distributors dotted the landscape of 10th Avenue from 42nd to 52nd streets. This is the second of a two-concert series focusing 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.

Find more information at www.jazzvibe.com

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Candice Hoyes & Noah

On A Turquoise Cloud
September 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium

In celebration of the Harlem Renaissance Centennial, vocalist Candice Hoyes and bassist Noah Jackson presents high-flying, lyrical Duke Ellington works that remain as innovative today as they were in Ellington’s day. On a Turquoise Cloud paved the way in style and substance for today’s musical theater, soul, and contemporary classical music. This rare, genre-bending collection has been nearly unknown since Duke Ellington's performances over 70 years ago, and was reclaimed by Hoyes through research. Music lovers will enjoy a performance and lecture on the background of this historic work.

Find more information at www.nypl.org/events/programs/2019/09/26/lecture-and-performance-duke-ellingtons-turquoise-cloud

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

 

General Mischief Dance Theatre

INTERPLAY
September 27-28, 2019 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Aaron Davis Hall at City College - 129 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10027

This evening of original dances includes a gorgeous work by choreographer Karen Gayle, the premiere of a new collaboration with the musical group 41Street Ensemble - making their East Coast debut - and much more! Don’t miss it!

Find more information at www.GeneralMischief.com/upcoming

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

 

Judith Modrak

Cartographies of the Mind
September 28-29, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
House of Solutions, Nolan Park House 4B, Governors Island, New York, New York 10004

Cartographies of the Mind is a participatory installation which visualizes the brain waves of viewers as they contemplate climate change, pollution, and their relationship to planet Earth. As the viewer's brain waves reflect thought patterns over a changing aesthetic spectrum, they become the agent for the creation of the art experience, revealing the multi-layered internal compositions of the landscape of the mind.

Find more information at www.eventbrite.com/e/cartographies-of-the-mind-tickets-63352998524

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Prelude Opera/Christine Melamed

The Billy Goats Gruff: A Children's Opera
September 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Fort Washington Collegiate Church
September 29, 2019 at 1:30 PM at Church of the Advent Hope
October 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Hebrew Tabernacle

The Billy Goats Gruff is a children's opera arranged by John Davies. It uses music from famous operas to tell the story in English and introduce young children to the world of opera. The simple storytelling and dramatic acting will hold children in rapt attention. Come hear professional opera singers show their vocal prowess in a family-friendly show filled with music from the great classic operas.

Find more information at www.preludeopera.com

Grant Program: Creative Engagement & UMEZ Arts Engagement

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