Photo courtesy of Green-Wood Cemetery.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Doug Varone at BAM, Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, the String Trio of New York,  and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    in the shelter of the fold / epilogue

    in the shelter of the fold / epilogue

    BAM Fishman Space

    Brooklyn

    Wed, Jun 05, 2019 - Sat, Jun 08, 2019

    Doug Varone and Dancers returns to BAM with the New York premiere of in the shelter of the fold / epilogue, an evening-length work of seven interconnected vignettes that considers and questions faith. Varone contemplates our private and public relationships to faith and belief in an intricately-woven tapestry of sound, shape, momentum, and stillness. Within this intensely intimate work, Varone and his 13-member ensemble explore the physicality of fulfillment and disappointment, and the tension between ...

    Angel’s Share at Green-Wood Cemetery: Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

    Angel’s Share at Green-Wood Cemetery: Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

    Green-Wood Cemetery

    Brooklyn

    Tue, Jun 04, 2019 - Sat, Jun 08, 2019

    Henry Purcell wrote Dido & Aeneas in 1680, but this tragic meditation on destiny, love, and death resonates just as powerfully today. Director Alek Shrader interweaves excerpts from Christopher Marlowe’s play based on the same story, infusing a sense of agency and dignity back to the character of the wounded queen, and the terrible decision she faces when abandoned by the love of her life. The production features opera stars Daniela Mack as Dido and Christopher Herbert ...

    String Noise with String Trio of New York

    String Noise with String Trio of New York

    Roulette

    Brooklyn

    Thu, Jun 06, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    For this very special performance, The String Trio of New York (S3NY) will feature James Emery (guitarist and founding member); Rob Thomas (violin); and Tony Marino (bass), who will perform vignettes of notable early works by S3NY co-founders, including Billy Bang’s Bang’s Bounce and John Lindberg’s Twixt C & D, plus a new version of a piece they commissioned from the legendary Muhal Richard Abrams, Strings and Things. Taking a World Music view of this stunning work, S3NY will be joined by percussionist ...

    LIVE FREE, LOVE FIERCE – A Series of PRIDE events at the Educational Alliance

    LIVE FREE, LOVE FIERCE – A Series of PRIDE events at the Educational Alliance

    Theater at the 14th Street Y

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jun 01, 2019 - Fri, Jun 28, 2019

    The first PRIDE event series hosted by the 14th Street Y -- LIVE FREE, LOVE FIERCE -- reaches across multiple Educational Alliance sites while celebrating PRIDE, diversity, love, and acceptance. The organizers will honor the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and celebrate the first-ever WorldPride in NYC by inviting the LGBTQIA+ community to the events at various Educational Alliance sites across Downtown Manhattan. At the 14th Street Y and Educational Alliance, truly everyone is welcome. For a full list ...

    The Importance of Being Earnest: Two Ways

    The Importance of Being Earnest: Two Ways

    New York Classical Theatre

    Manhattan

    Tue, May 28, 2019 - Sun, Jun 30, 2019

    New York Classical Theatre, New York City’s all-free Off-Broadway equity theatre company, brings back its critically acclaimed production of The Importance of Being Earnest: Two Ways, Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece, for a tour of three New York City parks. The production, which is the centerpiece of NY Classical’s 20th Anniversary season, as well as the perfect summer entertainment for Pride Month in New York City, is playing in Central Park through June 16, Brooklyn Bridge Park from ...

in the shelter of the fold / epilogue

321 Ashland Place

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

Doug Varone and Dancers returns to BAM with the New York premiere of in the shelter of the fold / epilogue, an evening-length work of seven interconnected vignettes that considers and questions faith. Varone contemplates our private and public relationships to faith and belief in an intricately-woven tapestry of sound, ...

Angel’s Share at Green-Wood Cemetery: Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Fifth Avenue and 25th Street

Brooklyn N.Y. 11232

7187687300

Henry Purcell wrote Dido & Aeneas in 1680, but this tragic meditation on destiny, love, and death resonates just as powerfully today. Director Alek Shrader interweaves excerpts from Christopher Marlowe’s play based on the same story, infusing a sense of agency and dignity back to the character of the wounded queen, and ...

String Noise with String Trio of New York

509 Atlantic Avenue

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

9172670363

For this very special performance, The String Trio of New York (S3NY) will feature James Emery (guitarist and founding member); Rob Thomas (violin); and Tony Marino (bass), who will perform vignettes of notable early works by S3NY co-founders, including Billy Bang’s Bang’s Bounce and John Lindberg’s Twixt C & D, plus a new version of a ...

LIVE FREE, LOVE FIERCE – A Series of PRIDE events at the Educational Alliance

344 East 14th Street

new york N.Y. 10003

2127800800

The first PRIDE event series hosted by the 14th Street Y -- LIVE FREE, LOVE FIERCE -- reaches across multiple Educational Alliance sites while celebrating PRIDE, diversity, love, and acceptance. The organizers will honor the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and celebrate the first-ever WorldPride in NYC by inviting the LGBTQIA+ community to the ...

The Importance of Being Earnest: Two Ways

64 Fulton St Suite 1108, New York, NY 10038

new york NY 10038

(212) 233-6496

New York Classical Theatre, New York City’s all-free Off-Broadway equity theatre company, brings back its critically acclaimed production of The Importance of Being Earnest: Two Ways, Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece, for a tour of three New York City parks. The production, which is the centerpiece of NY Classical’s 20th Anniversary season, as ...