Upcoming SU-CASA 2022 Public Event List!

Courtesy of Greg Mills, SU-CASA 2022
Courtesy of Greg Mills, SU-CASA 2022

As we slowly approach the end of the 2022 SU-CASA residency at the end of June, we invite you to join us at a public program component of the residency including exhibits, readings, performances, open houses, or other cultural interactions open to the surrounding community.


Wednesday, June 22nd, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Richarda Abrams: Creative Souls of the Coffeehouse directed by Richarda Abrams
Project FIND Coffeehouse Center
331 West 42nd Street

Creative Drama With Seniors! Join us! Be a fly on our wall. Experience a bit of what we have shared over these past months.  We've had so much fun with relaxation techniques, sensory work, improvisations, theater games, and reader's theater.  We've explored great works of poetry, prose, theater and radio plays and shared new forms of creative self-expression in a safe and nurturing environment. There will be a talkback. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 4:00 pm
Leah Ogawa: Move with Puppets!
Weinberg Center for Balanced Living, Room 404
197 East Broadway

Over the past three months, Leah Ogawa instructed participants to explore different types of puppetry. The class decided to focus on marionette style for this session. Participants first created a scarf puppet originally designed by marionette puppeteer, Albrecht Roser, and then further explored this style by making a dancing chicken puppet. For this final presentation, members will show off their puppet dancing skills as they perform a dance party. They have worked hard to gift the audience with hand-made puppets as a token of their appreciation for attending this event. Come and support their work.

Friday, June 24th, 9:45 - 11:45 am
Walter Perez & Leonardo Sardella: Fiesta!!! Latin Social Dance & Exercise Culminating Public Event
Washington Heights Neighborhood Senior Center
650 West 187th Street

Join the party, come to dance our favorite Latin music; Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata & Chachacha. Walter Perez & Leonardo Sardella will perform and lead everyone through the most exciting Latin music. Food and soft drinks will be provided. Free event.

Friday, June 24th, 10am - 12pm
Laura Pruden: Pass It On: Life Stories Come to Life
FIND Aid for the Aged Clinton Neighborhood Senior Center
530 West 55th Street

Please join the Clinton Storytellers for Pass It On: Life Stories Come to Life! Seniors will share their original autobiographical stories in this public celebration of their time in a storytelling workshop lead by Su-Casa artist in residence, Laura Pruden. Prepare to be surprised, delighted, moved, and charmed by this brave group of intimate explorers!

Friday, June 24th, 1 pm
Rosie DeAngelo: Continuum: Movement and Creative Expression
COTHOA Luncheon Club Neighborhood Senior Center
2005 Amsterdam Avenue

The Continuum series uses movement, breathwork, and meditation in order to spark creative expression among the individuals. The final event was made in collaboration with the seniors, and highlights the passions and interests of the seniors: martial arts, guitar, singing, bachata, storytelling, yoga, and dance.

Friday, June 24th, 1 - 3 pm
Gregory Mills: “Our Signature Art Expressions on Purpose” - Creating Art from the Heart
PSS Harlem Neighborhood Senior Center
127 West 127th Street

“Our Signature Art Expressions on Purpose” is a curated art exhibition of art works created by seniors and guest participants in the twelve weeks of hands on art workshops from the “Creating Art from the Heart”. All in attendance will enjoy lite refreshments, conversations and music. A segment of the art opening will be dedicated time to allow the artists/participants to talk about his or her art.  

Friday, June 24th, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Eva Nikolova: Ink-lings of Color - An Exhibition of Alcohol Ink Paintings
Hudson Guild Neighborhood Center
441 West 26th Street

Ink-lings of Color - A Showcase of Alcohol Inks Paintings at Hudson Guild Adult Center presents works by 19 senior artists who participated in Eva Nikolova’s four-month long class at the center brought by LMCC’s SU CASA Program. Included are portraits and figures, landscapes, still lifes, floral and natural subjects and abstractions executed in alcohol inks on non-porous surfaces in a variety of styles.

Friday, June 24th, 2 - 4 pm
Peggy Roalf: SU-CASA Art Exhibition Opening
Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
343 East 70th Street

Opening reception for Show Me Your Story, an exhibition of more than 35 paintings and drawings by 15 SU-CASA artists, Friday, June 24, 2-4 pm at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. Free and open to the public. Portraits of family members and friends in pastel on paper along with drawings in various mediums, and transcriptions of works by master artists offer views of relationships in time, over time. The exhibition continues through the summer.

Monday June 27th 12:30 - 2pm
Rosario Moore: The Jewelry Library + The Heirloom Room
ARC XVI FT Washington Senior Center
Event Location: The Jewelry Library (1239 Broadway, Suite 800)

The Heirloom Room takes up residence at The Jewelry Library! Senior citizens from the ARC XVI Senior Center will be present to take questions and recite their poems while wearing their one-of-a-kind jewels they fabricated themselves in the lost wax tradition. It's a poetry and jewelry extravaganza where all preparatory materials that went into the final products and culminating event will be on display for visitors to admire.

Tuesday, June 28th, 1:15 - 3:15 pm
Jamie Martinez: Painting Exhibition at the Delancey Senior Center
Grand Coalition of Seniors Neighborhood Senior Center
175 Delancy Street, 4th floor

This event will display the work of the artists who participated in the painting class at the Delancey Senior Center. We will be showing one work of art from the artists who would like to participate and show their work.

Wednesday, June 29th, 10am – 12pm
Gwendolyn Black: Coping With Change - An Open Studio Exhibition
Beatrice Lewis Senior Center
2322 Third Avenue

We invite attendees to join us for an Open Studio Exhibition and Reception for "Coping With Change (Healing Through The Arts)". On display will be the work of the seniors from the Beatrice Lewis Community Center. On display will be works of art created using watercolors, glass art, and mixed mediums dedicated to nature which has a healing power. Whether we study flowers or landscapes, or portraits each piece of artwork represents a thought and a feeling that places us in a mood beyond what we are feeling as a result of the pandemic.

Wednesday, June 29th, 10 am

Taylor Dodd Geu: My Story, Memories and Monologues
Stein Senior Center
204 East 23rd Street

My Story, Memories and Monologues is a public presentation of stories written by participants in the Stein Senior Center SU-CASA arts engagement program. The presentation will be held Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Stein Senior Center, 204 East 23rd Street in Manhattan and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, June 29th, 11 am - 12 pm
Sloka Iyengar: Indian dance with Sloka
Washington Lexington Senior Center - Union Settlement
2029 Second Avenue

Come do Indian dance with Sloka. We will start with gentle warm-up movements of our hands, feet, and entire bodies, and then do some breathing exercises. We will explore some movements of the feet, learn some hand gestures, and talk about expressing emotion through dance.

Thursday, June 30th, 11 am – 12pm
Kevin Suzuki: Japanese Bon Dance Festival
Sirovich Senior Center
331 East 12th Street

Celebrate Japanese folk culture with dance! See a performance of Japanese folk arts, and then dance with us in the Bon Odori!

Bon dance is a simple style of participatory folk dance traditionally performed in Japan during Summer Bon festivals. In addition to traditional dances, join in and move your body to some new dances created by our incredible Japanese Bon Dance Class students, including a special dance celebrating NYC! 

Japanese refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, June 30th, 1pm
Richard Grunn: Roosevelt Island Radio Theater
Carter Burden Network - Roosevelt Island Senior Center
546 Main Street

Join the Rosevelt Island seniors as they present the "Roosevelt Island Radio Hour."  The program will feature two episodes of original work created by the seniors. The first episode, "Companion Dot Com," is about the challenges of dating for seniors. The other episode, "Loose Change," follows Tony and Marge as they argue about what is a practical financial plan when on a fixed income. The program also features piano master, Roy Eaton.

Thursday, June 30th, 2 - 4:30 pm
Fadi J. Koury: FJK Ballroom Dance
Phipps Neighborhoods NORC
Performance at Ripley Grier Studios 305
West 38th Street, New York NY

FJK Dance invites you to a special event introducing our community outreach dance and visual art program in a performance and talk balk. We are eager to share with you the creative process, background, and the impact of this effort on the community and how it inspires us to produce the art on stage.

Thursday, June 30th, 1 - 2pm
Aviva Klein: Legacy, legacy, legacy, legacy- A Collaborative Self-portrait Series
JASA Club 76 Senior Center
120 West 76th Street

We will be exhibiting the self portraits inside Jasa's ballroom located on the 3rd floor. Each image will be printed on archival luster paper at 16x20. There will be snacks and beverages available for all attending. 

Thursday, June 30th, 2 – 3pm
Sachiyo Ito: Dance and Poetry of Japan
Greenwich House, Center on the Square Neighborhood Senior Center
20 Washington Square North

Please join us for a presentation by the participants of Dance and Poetry of Japan Workshop.



SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and organizations at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides selected artists with a stipend in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming for older adults. The program has two components: 1) artists engage participating members in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency, and 2) the residency culminates in a public program component – exhibits, readings, performances, open houses or other cultural interactions open to the surrounding community.

For the 2022 program cycle, individual artists may apply for SU-CASA through their local arts council; organizations may contact their City Council Members to inquire about receiving a SU-CASA designation. The program will support a total 241 residencies for individuals and organizations at senior centers in all five boroughs across the City’s 51 Council districts.

LMCC is proud to administer 30 residencies for individual artists on behalf of the borough of Manhattan. LMCC welcomes applications from Manhattan-based individual artists seeking residencies at participating senior centers in Manhattan.

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