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River To River: blessing the boats: the remix

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Manhattan Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 8:00 pm

Sekou Sundiata’s solo work—a testament to grace and love, a perusal of the inevitable life changes from the serious “invasions” of the physical body—is remixed as ritual encompassing language, music and visual projections of healing and hope. Directed by Rhodessa Jones, featuring three acclaimed poet-performers Will Power, Carl Hancock Rux ...

Dance Spirit

Space on White

Manhattan Fri, Jun 28, 2013, 8:00 pm

"What does dance mean to you?" -- a benefit performance for NYC Dance Art's Dance Scholarship Program.

Midsummer Night Swing: Salsa Dura Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Damrosch Park

Manhattan Fri, Jun 28, 2013, 6:30 pm

Salsa dura—the hard-hitting, horn-rich sound of Latin New York in the ’70s. Led by founder Oscar Hernandez, who leaped into the scene as a hot-shot arranger for the likes of Rubén Blades and Tito Puente, the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra will fire up it’s irresistible salsa, with an all-star ...

Celebrate Brooklyn! Ladysmith Black Mambazo / Aurelio Martinez

Prospect Park Bandshell

brooklyn Fri, Jun 28, 2013, 7:30 pm

The legendary South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the the living embodiment of Zulu song, and a mobile academy of South African culture. Aurelio Martinez is the standard bearer of Central America's Garifuna music and the first black member of Honduras’ National Congress.

A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky

New York Philharmonic

Manhattan Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 7:30 pm

The New York Philharmonic brings Stravinsky’s ballet scores to life, and Giants Are Small whimsically blends music with ballet, puppetry, video projection, circus, theater, and more to conjure a fantastical dream world where a passionate ballerina gets caught up in a blizzard, dodges jugglers, and spars with puppets.

ANT Fest: The Imaginary Menagerie

Ars Nova

Manhattan Fri, Jun 28, 2013, 7:00 pm

If David Lynch wrote a musical puppet movie this might be it! Katherine arrives in a house at the end of the world, where three talking paintings guide her through her memories to help her recall where she’s come from and understand where she’s going. All with the help of ...

Films on the Green: Angel and Tony

Tompkins Square Park

Manhattan Fri, Jun 28, 2013, 8:30 pm

Tony, a fisherman in a small harbor in Normandy, crosses paths with Angèle, a beautiful but emotionally stunted woman with a dark past. Angèle knows nothing about love and her attempts to seduce Tony are met with rebuttal. He cannot believe that she will be there for him.

Doña Flor y sus dos maridos (Doña Flor and Her Two Husbands)

Repertorio Español

Manhattan Sat, Jun 08, 2013, 8:00 pm

In this adaptation of Brazilian author Jorge Amado's work, Doña Flor misses her late husband's passionate intimacy. When she re-marries a somewhat dull, but reliable pharmacist, magical realism allows her to live with her two husbands at once.

Sun Printing Family Workshop

Flushing Town Hall

Queens Sat, Jun 29, 2013, 2:00 pm

Leaves, flowers, lace & feathers are common items that transfer well through sun printing. Bring objects to print, items with an interesting silhouette and/or are translucent, or cut paper shapes to transfer - with LICA exhibition artist Mary Pinto.Conveniently located on Northern Boulevard in Downtown Flushing, a block and half ...

Transit Mysteries

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, Jun 29, 2013, 1:30 pm

Be a transit detective! Check out New York Transit Museum's mystery relics – all related to New York transportation -- and uncover some fun history!For all ages.

Midsummer Night Swing: Calypso – Soca Calypso Rose

Damrosch Park

Manhattan Sat, Jun 29, 2013, 6:30 pm

This Trinidadian grande dame of vintage calypso packed such a punch as she rose to fame in the mid-60s, the coveted title “Calypso King” became “Calypso Monarch” in her honor. Into her seventh decade, Calypso Rose’s bold delivery, fearless and funny social commentary, and welcoming warmth on stage make it ...

DanceFest India: Sacred Vision

Kumble Theater of the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Sat, Jun 29, 2013, 7:30 pm

Sacred Vision is part of the DanceFest INDIA! six-day festival (June 25 - June 30), in Brooklyn's Cultural district featuring a Summer Intensive Dance Academy, master classes presented with The School at Mark Morris Dance Center, and family day programming presented with The Brooklyn Children's Museum.