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Summer Passport
by Jennifer Baughman, Community Manager

Brooklyn Academy of Music

BAM Cinema Fest

“The city’s best independent film showcase”—The New Yorker

BAM will showcase 2017's promising 26 independent films, including an outdoor screening, featuring bold works from all genres. Fantastic performances from Kerry Washington, Jeremy Renner, Audrey Plaza, Michelle Pfeiffer, Edie Falco, and many others as you have never seen them before through the freedom of an independent script. Witness a cotton candy alternate universe, Folsom Sate Prison, Montana, Missouri, LA, New York, and Wyoming through the eyes of absurdly funny, relatable, dangerous, and haunted  Americans. 

Tickets on sale to Members & Patrons May 11 at 10am, and the General Public on May 18 at 10am


Everybooty descends on BAM this Pride weekend for a four-floor, more-is-more art party with the glitteriest critters of the queer art and nightlife worlds. This radical evening of revelry fills the BAM Fisher from basement to rooftop with performances, DJs, installations, readings, booze, and general ruckus, serving up too much as just enough.

Sat, Jun 24, 2017 9pm at BAM Fisher. Advance tickets $25; $30 at the door. Doors open at 8pm. 

Brooklyn Museum

First Saturday

©Elena Olivio

In 2017, Target First Saturdays highlight female-identified and gender-nonconforming artists as part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum. The night will feature gallery artist talks, musicians, dancing, happy hour, and crafts – something for everyone. See link below for a full list of events!

Salsa Night

Join our monthly salsa class led by professional dancers, followed by live music and dance performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams. Free with Museum admission.

Black Queer

This film series riffs on the contributions of the Combahee River Collective, a black lesbian feminist organization formed in 1974, and their Black Feminist Statement. It features new releases by young, black, queer, female-identified, and gender-nonconforming artists and filmmakers working in Brooklyn today. With work by Frances Bodomo, Dyani Douze, Ja’Tovia Gary, Reina Gossett, Lindsay Catherine Harris, Carrie Hawks, Taja Lindley, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Chanelle Aponte Pearson, D’hana Perry, Naima Ramos-Chapman, Isabella Reyes, and Stefani Saintonge.

The series kicks off at June’s Target First Saturday and continues on subsequent Thursdays throughout the month. Free with Museum admission. Check back for the daily schedules! 

Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island

US Marine Corp Band Concert

Join Four Freedoms Park for an evening of music performed by the Marine Corps Band New Orleans! They have performed in many recognized events including Fleet Week New York, Super Bowl XLVII and Monday Night Football.
Friday June 16, 7pm-8:30pm

Make Music NY

Join us as FDR Four Freedoms Park comes alive with special music performances! Make Music New York is a free city-wide musical celebration featuring local musicians.
Wednesday June 21, 6pm-9pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Dion Parson and 21st Century Band - June 9th, 10th, 11th

With drummer Dion Parson, saxophonist Ron Blake, trumpeter Melvin Jones, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, bassist Kenny Davis, pianist Carlton Holmes, steel pan player Victor Provost, and percussion and sabar drum player Aioune Faye GRAMMY® Award-winning drummer and composer Dion Parson has put together a powerhouse ensemble comprised of  some of the world’s finest musicians. Together with saxophonist Ron Blake (of the legendary Saturday Night Live Band), Parson formed 21st Century Band in 1998 to showcase the music of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It has since developed an innovative sound that mixes Virgin Islands traditions, such as Quelbe, and Caribbean infusions, like reggae, calypso, socamento, ska, zouk, steel pan, chutney, and funk, with New Orleans and African overtones. This popular group sells out Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola every year, and we’re excited to have them back for three nights during Caribbean Heritage Month.

Kurt Elling Quintet - June 23rd, June 24th

With vocalist Kurt Elling, pianist and organist Stu Mindeman, guitarist John McLean, bassist Clark Sommers, and drummer Christian Euman. Kurt Elling is one of the world’s top jazz vocalists, boasting a four-octave baritone voice and a gift for vocalese. This GRAMMY Award winner’s last appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center was in collaboration with the Branford Marsalis Quartet in Rose Theater. In September, Elling will kick off our 30th Anniversary Season in The Appel Room alongside pianist Fred Hersch. This weekend, however, you can experience Elling’s world-renowned talent in our most intimate setting. Elling is a broadly appealing artist sure to please almost any listener, but he’s also earned a serious reputation amongst the most discerning fans. Catch him at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola while you can.

Wave Hill

Pollinators Weekend

Praise the pollinators! Celebrate National Pollinators Week and the tiny creatures who beautify our gardens and help put food on our dinner tables. Make butterfly habitat hats, learn about (and purchase) pollinator-friendly plants, go on naturalist-led walks to see pollinators in action and take home a rustic bee condo pre-made from locally sourced wood. In The Shop, browse a selection of plants perfect for attracting pollinators; horticulturist Eric Rohsler of Rohsler’s Nursery will guide you in selecting plants for your own garden. June 24—25

Sunset Wednesdays

Experience summer at its best—concerts by NYC-based musicians on the Great Lawn while the sun sets over the Hudson River and Palisades, an expansive landscape of rolling lawns and gorgeous formal gardens, fresh river breezes and cutting-edge art in Glyndor Gallery. 

The grounds are open until 8:30PM; Glyndor Gallery, The Shop and The Cafe all close at 7:30PM. There is a $2 additional charge for admission to the grounds beginning at 4PM on Sunset Wednesdays; no guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted. Free to Wave Hill Members and children under six.

We will offer our own delicious gourmet boxed suppers, complete with a different specialty cocktail each week. Or stop by The Café for a meal indoors or on the Kate French Terrace of historic Wave Hill House. Check back closer to the end of June for menus!

Sunset Wednesdays takes place rain or shine!

Hauser & Wirth

Artist's Choice: Summer Rooftop Film Series

This summer, Hauser & Wirth is pleased to announce Artist's Choice: Summer Rooftop Film Series, a program of free screenings that will take place on the rooftop of the gallery’s 22nd Street location. With films selected by artists including Rita AckermannMary HeilmannMatthew Day JacksonRashid Johnson, and Jack Whitten, the series presents a vibrant collection of cinema that illustrates how the moving image continues to be a rich source of inspiration for visual artists.

Wednesday June 7, 7:30PM. This event is free, advanced booking is essential due to limited seating! Visit website to reserve a place


Caramoor will host a number of concerts this summer, the following are also free to guests 18 and under!

Edward Arron & Friends

June 23 / 8:00pm / $15, $24, $32, $40

Cellist Edward Arron offers another of his popular chamber music concerts joined by his colleagues and companions—many of which are fellow Evnin Rising Stars alumni—for a diverse program of quintets, sextets, and much more, spanning over 200 years of music. Celebrate a musical summer evening under the stars.

A Chamber Feast in Three Courses: Honoring Caramoor’s longtime Managing Director Paul Rosenbum

June 25 / 3:00pm / $20, $35, $45, $55 / Garden Listening $10

A message from Paul Rosenblum, Managing Director: All chamber music gourmands are invited to join us for a “chamber feast” celebrating twenty-five years of music and friendship, inspired by the voracious appetite for chamber music displayed by these artists.

Three courses of tasty delicacies and hearty entrees will be served up by Pamela Frank, Edward Arron, and a host of Caramoor Stars, including horn virtuoso, Stewart Rose.

Un avvertimento ai gelosi by Manuel García: Bel Canto Young Artists

June 29 / 7:00pm / $15, $24, $32, $40

Manuel García, Rossini’s opening night tenor in Il barbiere di Siviglia, was also a prolific composer and singing teacher. In 1830-31 he wrote a series of brilliant one-act “operettas” with piano accompaniment, to be performed by his students. Un avvertimento ai gelosi (“Advice to the Jealous”)–performed here as edited by Teresa Radomski–showcases the bel canto virtuosity and expressive flair that were García’s hallmarks as a performer and instructor.

Jason Vieaux with Escher String Quartet

June 30 / 8:00pm / $15, $24, $32, $40

Artist-in-Residence Jason Vieaux teams with former Ernst Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence, the Escher Quartet, for an exceptional evening of chamber music. Vieaux performs Ginastera’s only original composition for guitar, while the Escher String Quartet finds the historical through-line connecting the seemingly disparate quartets of Haydn and Shostakovich. Vieaux joins the quartet for the Boccherini Quintet, which they recorded as part of the Music@Menlo: Bridging the Ages album series.

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