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2016 Cultural Events
by GP Marketing

Wave Hill

Restorative Yoga

 Start the New Year on the right foot with this free healing exercise class at Wave Hill January 9th, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Music and aromatherapy are often utilized. Equipment is provided and all levels of expertise are welcome!

Hermes String Quartet Concert

©François Sechet

The day after Restorative Yoga, January 10th at 2:00 pm, Wave Hill is thrilled to showcase the Hermès String Quartet, “a young, Paris-based ensemble…[that] offers a program of quartets by Ravel and Mozart” (The New York Times). Tickets for this not-to-miss event are on sale here.

Jazz at Lincoln Center 

Family Concert: Who Is Frank Sinatra?

Songs like “I’ve Got the World On a String,” “That’s Life,” and “It Was a Very Good Year” are synonymous with one golden voice. As we celebrate Frank Sinatra’s centennial, Jazz for Young People concludes for the season [on February 6th] with an enriching illustration of just what makes “Old Blue Eyes” a singular pop icon. Singer Kenny Washington will join Andy Farber & His Orchestra to perform some of Sinatra’s most revered songs, delving into Sinatra’s sense of swing, impeccable phrasing, and signature rendering of ballads. Musician and storyteller Allan Harris serves as your host and guide for the show. 

Copy © Jazz at Lincoln Center. 

Brooklyn Museum


Dread Scott (American, born 1965). On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide, performance still, 2014. Pigment print, 22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm). Project produced by More Art. Collection of the artist, Brooklyn. © Dread Scott. (Photo: Mark Von Holden Photography. © Dread Scott)

The definition of Agitprop is “political propaganda, especially in art and literature.” This exhibit highlights contemporary works that strive to evoke social change in many different art forms, including photography, song, and film. Topics span the social climate, ranging from woman’s suffrage to anti-war protests, and elucidate the profundity and importance of this cutting-edge exhibit that will be on display until August 2016.


Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2016

©Nathan Gelgud

Join us at BAM for this unique and thrilling series beginning in February. Each event begins with a dinner for which we (GP!) team up with the James Beard Foundation and local chefs to create seasonal menus. After dinner, the event’s featured author will read an excerpt from his or her work and speak with the audience about the process of creating it. The first evening will highlight Marlon James. He will read from and discuss his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings.

Signature Theatre

Old Hats

After an extended, sold out run in 2013, Signature welcomes back Bill Irwin and David Shiner in their award-winning, critically acclaimed production of Old Hats. Called "one of the funniest shows of the past few years" by the New York Post, this production reunites the clowns with original director Tina Landau and introduces their new songstress and comic foil Shaina Taub, hailed as “a young Judy Garland meets grown-up Lisa Simpson” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Using music, technology, and movement, Irwin and Shiner combine their inimitable magic and slapstick to create an unforgettable outing that's fun for the whole family. Previews begin January 26th. 

©David Sernick

Museum of the City of New York 

Make the City Your Gym 

Join MCNY for a discussion on February 22nd about the low-cost and free options currently available to all New Yorkers for exercise and healthy lifestyle choices. The panel will be led by the leaders of NY's public health initiatives, physicians, and fitness writers. Make 2016 your healthiest year yet!

Asia Society

History & Heroes: Heritage Revealed – Asia Society Hong King

©Michael Moran

This talk with architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on January 11th will delve into the process of constructing Asia Society Hong Kong, opened in 2012, and the site’s past as the Explosives Magazine Compound, an abandoned military location.


Amateur Night Opener

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity February 17th to not only revel in some of the country's awe-inspiring new talent but also to experience one of Apollo Theater's most renowned event series at the season's start. And remember, you're in charge of who continues on in this legendary competition. As the Apollo website states, your job is to "cheer and jeer" as you decide who makes it to the next round!

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