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Things to do in a Snowy New York: Days after #JONAS

Ishani Chatterji, Contributing Writer, February 10, 2016 “The cold never bothered me anyway”, said nobody in New York City. EVER! For the first time, in a long time, Christmas was not a white affair and neither was New Years. The first specks of snowfall only appeared a couple of weeks ago and ...

New York City's 2018 Gay Pride March Celebrates LGBTQ Community

New York City’s 2018 Gay Pride March

The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect. The March is a celebration of the LGBTQ ...

Midsummer Night Swing: Sisterhood of Swing at Damrosch Park

Midsummer Night Swing: Sisterhood of Swing at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/sisterhood-of-swing-1

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The 2018 dance season in Damrosch Park kicks off with an all-star, all-woman big band led by “the shining hope of hot jazz” Bria Skonberg (New York Times), with jazz violin legend Regina Carter, powerhouse clarinetist Anat Cohen, and some of the jazz world’s best musicians. When this ...

Montreal Jazz Festival Canada runs 10 days from June 28 to July 7

Montréal Jazz Festival Ignites With a Summer Extravaganza of ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, June 22, 2018 In a recent conversation, André Ménard, co-founder and artistic director of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, gives an overview of the breadth and scale of the outdoor and indoor venues and range of musicians (over 3,000) ...

Conflict by Miles Malleson presented by the Mint Theater

Review: 'Conflict' — A Vintage Play Ringing True With Relevance for ...

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, June 22, 2018 Theatergoers who want to see top notch productions of rarely seen plays should check out the offerings of The Mint Theater Company. The Mint’s mission is to find older plays, often not produced for decades, and present them ...

Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center runs June 26 through July 14

Dust Off Those Dancing Shoes at Midsummer Night Swing at ...

ZEALnyc, June 21, 2018 It's that time of year again when the Damrosch Bandshell Plaza at Lincoln Center is transforming into an outdoor dance hall as Midsummer Night Swing commences its three-week residency, hosting a variety of artists performing a wide-range of dance styles. This much-anticipated series ...

Bassist William Parker in a Five-Night Residency at The Stone

Bassist William Parker Probes the Secrets of the Tone World ...

By David Rubien, Contributing Writer, June 21, 2018 A pillar of the New York improvised music community since the 1970s, bassist-composer William Parker is leading a residency at the Stone June 26-30. He says he will be exploring life in its component terms: vibrations, light, love. That ...

Coney Island New York fun at Luna Park and New York Aquarium

A Day @: Coney Island Is As Fun As It Ever ...

By Anne Marie Kelly, Contributing Writer, June 20, 2018 If the Hamptons is a haven for New York’s elite, then Coney Island is for everyone else. It’s not posh, but, boy, is it fun! It’s an offbeat mix of old-school amusement park, beachside restaurants, ...

Roger Daltrey New York Pops The Whos Tommy at Forest Hills New York

Roger Daltrey Rocks Out with the New York Pops in ...

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, June 20, 2018 Growing up, I didn’t always listen to the “coolest” music of the day. With parents who were into 80s New Wave (and wished the 70s disco era hadn’t existed), but kind of accepted classic rock, it was ...

Introspection album by guitarist Roni Ben-Hur and bassist Harvie S

Special Straight-Ahead Musings by Guitarist Roni Ben-Hur and Bassist Harvie ...

By Denin Koch, Contributing Writer, June 20, 2018 On their 2018 release Introspection on Jazzheads Records, guitarist Roni Ben-Hur and bassist Harvie S succeed in presenting a guitar trio record that captures the timeless tradition of the ensemble while also producing exciting new sounds and timbres that set ...

The Royal Family of Broadway Review at Barrington Stage

Review: ‘The Royal Family of Broadway’ Strains to Please at ...

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, June 19, 2018 A new musical by William Finn is always worth seeking out, wherever it happens to be playing. Finn has a knack for crafting quirky shows about peculiar people, but in a very endearing way. From the cadre of lovable ...

Othello Proves Lies Conquer Love in Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Review

Review: 'Othello' Proves Lies Conquer Love

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, June 19, 2018 After last summer’s uproariously trumped-up and absurdly controversial Julius Caesar and the magical elder fairyland of Midsummer Night’s Dream, the first production of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park season seems relatively tame. But what ...

Art Break: Must-sees at New York City's New Museum, Eldridge Street and a 'Fine, Bright Day' at The LGBT Center

Art Break: Must-sees at New York City's New Museum, Eldridge ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, June 18, 2018 This week, Art Break shines the spotlight on the New Museum of Contemporary Art, located on the Bowery. Since its founding in 1977, the institution has given New Yorkers a front row seat to the international contemporary art scene, ...

Joe Quijano y Su Conjunto Cachana

Midsummer Night Swing — The Legendary Joe Quijano y Su Conjunto Cachana at Damrosch Park

It’s sure to be a “Fun City Shingaling” when San Juan–born, Bronx-raised salsa pioneer and “El Rey de la Pachanga” Joe Quijano takes charge of the dance floor. Over his seven-decade career, Quijano has played with Latin music all-stars Orlando Marín, Eddie Palmieri, Paquito Guzmán, ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Joe McGinty & The Loser’s Lounge at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/joe-mcginty-and-the-losers-lounge

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

There are no guilty pleasures as keyboardist and bandleader Joe McGinty and his killer band, deemed a part of “essential New York” by Time Out, celebrate the solid gold hits of the 1970s Philadelphia disco scene. Break out the platforms, polyester, and lilac eye shadow and bring your own New ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Gerard Carelli and His Orchestra at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/gerard-carelli-and-his-orchestra

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Trombonist and bandleader Gerard Carelli, who honed his chops performing alongside Sinatra, Clooney, and Tormé, leads one of the city’s most popular ballroom bands at this chic starlit ball where you’ll have a chance to perfect your waltzes, foxtrots, and cha-chas.  — Lincoln Center Style: ...

Midsummer Night Swing — The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/the-glenn-crytzer-orchestra

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Bandleader extraordinaire Glenn Crytzer and his sizzling 14-piece orchestra summon the spirits of Glenn Miller, Chick Webb, and Benny Goodman for an unforgettable moonlight serenade in the heart of Manhattan. Authentic big-band swing and fresh vintage-style originals are Crytzer’s signature ...

Kashyap Jani and Friends

Midsummer Night Swing — Garba in the Park at Damrosch Park

"Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/garba-in-the-park

2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128"

Even if you are new to these energetic group dances from Gujarat in western India, you’ll quickly find your place on the dance floor during this spirited night of culture, community, and live music. Garba, with its repeating claps, twirls, and circular patterns, and raas, performed with sticks ...

Midsummer Night Swing — The Mambo Legends Orchestra at Damrosch Park

These former members of the Tito Puente Orchestra celebrate the USA’s birthday by reviving the golden age of Latin dance. Join your neighbors on Lincoln Center’s gorgeous open-air dance floor, set just nine blocks up from where the Palladium Ballroom broke down barriers and launched a mambo ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Tanghetto at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/tanghetto

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Club meets milonga when the popular Buenos Aires band Tanghetto takes over Damrosch Park for a night of new-wave tango. Bandoneon melodies and tango rhythms are folded into electronic beats and atmospheric lights, bringing a modern edge to the iconic Argentinian dance of seduction. It’s the ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Naomi & Her Handsome Devils at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/naomi-and-her-handsome-devils

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Bandleader, velvet-voiced singer, and international Lindy hop champion Naomi Uyama knows how to do it. A favorite on the competition circuit, Naomi and her band—some of the most talented musicians in the traditional jazz scene today—cast their spell over the open-air dance floor and keep the ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Heybale at Damrosch Park

Heybale’s long-running Sunday night residency at Austin’s famous Continental Club is the stuff of Texas legend and now the “country superstar quintet” (Austin Chronicle) brings its smoking brand of classic honky-tonk and roadhouse rockabilly to Damrosch Park. With members that have ...

Lincoln Center: Midsummer Night Swing — Orquesta El Macabeo at Damrosch Park

This indie big band has been shaking up the Puerto Rican dance music scene with its revolutionary brand of salsa. The 11 self-described rockeros bring the energy, humor, and sensibility of a new generation to a classic genre, while never losing sight of the ultimate mission: to get people ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Brianna Thomas Band at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/brianna-thomas-band

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

With “a strong voice and a big range” (New York Times), NYC singer and bandleader Brianna Thomas draws on Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and other great blueswomen of the past for this soulful night. With her ace band, stellar voice, and open-hearted personality, she’s one of your best bets for ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Orquesta Akokán at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/orquesta-akokan

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Blending vintage sound, original tunes, infectious rhythms, and endless heart, Orquesta Akokán extends the golden era of Cuban mambo to now. Following their critically acclaimed debut album on Daptone Records, power vocalist José “Pepito” Gómez and an orchestra of Cuban music all-stars bring ...

Midsummer Night Swing — The James Hunter Six at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/the-james-hunter-six

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

U.K. soul man James Hunter leads us back to the early days of R&B when it was “part rock ’n’ roll, part jump blues, all…swagger” (NPR). With a voice that can sigh, growl, and rip; a knack for showmanship; and a band that knows how to dig a deep groove, Hunter provides the perfect ...

LC Kids Dance

Midsummer Night Swing — LC Kids Dance with Dancing Classrooms at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

It’s time for them to move beyond dabbing and the fabulous folks from Dancing Classrooms are here to help! Bring the kids to our annual all-ages dance where they’ll learn the basics of merengue, tango, salsa, and swing before letting loose on the dance floor to high-energy tunes.   — ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Harlem Renaissance Orchestra at Damrosch Park

Swing is the thing at our season finale. The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra keeps the spirit of jazz legend Illinois Jacquet alive with classic big-band tunes and blazing uptown energy. Always one of the best parties of the season, the night reaches its glorious peak when New York’s best dancers ...

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: RZA — Live from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Wu-Tang Clan founder, composer, and filmmaker RZA kicks off the season with an epic audiovisual film experience—a re-score of the Shaw Brothers’ 1978 martial arts classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. With its themes of perseverance, transcendence, and brotherhood, the film was a formative ...

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Raphael Saadiq and Tamar-kali — PsychoChamber Ensemble at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Since his early days with the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné! and throughout his three-decade career collaborating with artists like Solange, D’Angelo, and The Roots, Grammy-winning musician, songwriter, and producer Raphael Saadiq has kept the flames of old-school R&B burning ...

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Selena for Sanctuary at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The queen of Tejano music and an idol to an entire generation of young artists, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is the inspiration for this evening of music and community. Join an exciting lineup of genre-defying Latinx musicians, including Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte; SoCal “DIY dream pop” ...

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Hal Willner’s Amarcord Nino Rota at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Legendary music producer Hal Willner brings together an eclectic array of musicians for an imaginative musical tribute to Italian composer Nino Rota, known for his iconic scores to Federico Fellini’s films including La Dolce Vita, 8½, and Juliet of the Spirits. The night opens with music from ...

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Dance with Mark Morris Dance Group at Hearst Plaza

Hearst Plaza

http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Learn to dance with one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary dance companies. For this special all-ages, all-abilities class, participants will have the chance to dance steps from Mark Morris’s Love Song Waltzes, which will be performed in August at the Mostly Mozart ...

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Faramarz Aslani at Damrosch Park

Persian music is refracted across generations in this exceptional triple bill anchored by legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist Faramarz Aslani. Beloved for setting classical Persian poetry and original lyrics to pop grooves, Aslani has been one of the most respected Iranian artists since his ...

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Soul Science Lab at Hearst Plaza

Hearst Plaza

http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Dancing and singing are encouraged at this interactive performance by dynamic duo Chen Lo and Asante Amin. Together with an MC, a DJ, horns, and vocalists, Lo and Amin chronicle the joys of travel and cultural exploration using their signature blend of hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul, and Afrobeat ...

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Marching Cobras at Hearst Plaza

Josie Robertson Plaza

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

They’ve performed at the Super Bowl, in an Oscar-winning movie (Birdman), and as part of the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration, and now this 60-member drumline and dance team brings its high-energy artistry to Josie Robertson Plaza.   —Lincoln Center      Marching ...

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Jonathan Wilson and Lucy Dacus at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

With his new album, the psych-rock fantasia Rare Birds, Jonathan Wilson has confirmed his status as a solo artist of big ideas and the deep talent to execute them. When not making his own music, he’s producing Father John Misty, Dawes, and many others; playing guitar in Roger Waters’s band; ...

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