EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: AUGUST 2022
By Great Performances
Explore Great Music, Art and More at Our Partner Venues This Month!
AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO
Every Wednesday at 7:30pm
Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater
Known as one of New York’s most popular live entertainment experiences, Amateur Night at the Apollo attracts performers and audiences from around the world in a classic talent competition that has launched the careers of countless legendary artists, from Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R, and Jazmine Sullivan.
Join in on the fun with the weekly classic competition that sheds light on the careers of a whole new roster of stars. Be a part of the notoriously “tough” audience in an interactive evening unlike any other and lend your voice to decide who will “Be Good or Be Gone” to win the triumphant grand prize.
Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.
TEEN TAKEOVER 2022 THE CODE
Friday, August 12th at 6:00pm
Location: Soundstage at the Apollo
APOLLO EDUCATION PRESENTS
Teen Takeover returns to the Apollo’s soundstage for an exclusive one-night-only teen event. On this magical night, guests are transported through an immersive experience of music, dance, and visual arts. The Code is an intimate underground artist showcase and the place to be for Gen Z this summer.
Legacy Dance Company
Urban Word NYC Slam Team & 2022 Youth Poet Laureate
Maria Paula Campos
Host – Ryan Barnes
Early access tickets are available through our featured artists. Follow them to unlock the special code for entry. General admission tickets will become available on July 29th.
DRINK AND DRAW
Thursday, August 18th from 7:00pm-9:30pm
Location: Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor
Ticket Information: $35 and include after-hours admission to Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech,” your own Brooklyn Museum tote, and a complimentary drink. Member tickets are $25.
Sip and sketch in our backyard Sculpture Garden this summer with a monthly series of life drawing classes. Drink and Draw is open to all levels and accompanied by a refreshing beverage and musical vibes by local DJs. In August, sketch from live models and enjoy after-hours access to our special exhibition Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech.” Experiment with materials in this casual class led by teaching artist Mellasenah Nicole Edwards. Plus, groove to tunes by Roze Royze.
POP-UP PERFORMANCE: BROOKLYN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sunday, August 21st from 3:15pm-4:30pm
Location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
Drop by to hear music for string instruments performed by members of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.
This event is free. Masks are strongly encouraged.
CONCERT ON THE LAWN: UPSTATE
Presented in collaboration with City Winery
Wednesday, August 17th at 7:00pm
Ticket Information: Adults $35, Children $15
Following a rousing performance at our 2021 American Roots Music Festival, Upstate returns to take you on a textured musical journey as they weave traces of Americana, jazz, gospel, and R&B with their eyes towards music that tells the truth above all. With a clear ambition to write honest songs, play rich music, and “leave it all” on the stage, they’ve earned their reputation for eclectic instrumentation, musicianship, and powerfully dense harmony.
CONCERT ON THE LAWN: MATTHEW WHITAKER QUINTET
Presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center
Friday, August 19th at 7:00pm
Ticket Information: Adults $35, Children $15
Young piano and organ phenomenon Matthew Whitaker is one of the most exciting talents to emerge in recent years. A child prodigy, he has since shared the stage with some of the biggest and brightest stars in jazz. Whitaker also shines as an award-winning composer and an acclaimed bandleader whose unrelenting energy uplifts his bands and audiences alike.
Please bring your own seating for this concert, as it takes place on our grassy Friends Field. You can even bring or purchase a picnic dinner! This concert takes place rain or shine. If it rains, we will move into the Venetian Theater.
Matthew Whitaker, piano
Marcos Robinson, guitar
Karim “Kace” Hutton, bass
Johnny Steele, drums
Ivan Llanes, percussion
SHEILA JORDAN WITH RONI BEN-HUR AND HARVIE S
Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th
Ticket Information: Start at $45
WILLIE JONES III SEXTET: JACKIE’S BAG
Thursday, August 18th through Sunday, August 21st
Ticket Information: Start at $35
ABOUT THE SHOW
Willie Jones III –dynamic bandleader, in-demand sideman, determined producer and record label owner–convenes a cadre of musicians spanning generations to imbue Dizzy’s with the spirit of legendary saxophonist Jackie McClean. Among the evening’s musical selections will be tunes from McClean’s seminal album Let Freedom Ring, recorded in 1962. “There was a lot happening in jazz [that year], and McClean was right in the thick of it,” reported NPR. “He was working with the then-new ideas of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, having graduated from the ‘University of Hard Bop,’ Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. And on Let Freedom Ring, he used all of it to forge his own sound.” For what has become his annual appearance at Dizzy’s, Jones will demonstrate his signature sense of swing and soul while exploring the sounds of some of the most creative figures in jazz.
Willie Jones III, leader and drums
Justin Robinson, alto saxophone
Steve Davis, trombone
Giveton Gelin, trumpet
Isaiah J. Thompson, piano
Endea Owens, bass
POSTER HOUSE BLOCK PARTY
Saturday, August 6th from 12:00-5:00pm
We at Poster House are hosting our first-ever block party, and we couldn’t be more excited! Join us on Saturday August 6 from 12–5pm in the Flatiron Plaza for a fun-filled day of activities, free museum tours, performances, giveaways, and more! Attendees also get free admission to Poster House all day. With a full slate of activations and performances, there’s something for everyone! Stay tuned for the full performance lineup, and be sure to register to be the first to receive exciting updates.
NOSTROVIA! VODKA DISTILLERY TOUR & TASTING
Wednesday, August 17th from 6:00-8:00pm
Ticket Information: $60
“Na Zdorovie,” commonly mispronounced in English as “Nostrovia”, is a common Russian and Polish toast. Join Poster House at Our New York Vodka, the first distillery in Manhattan since the Prohibition era, for a private tour and tasting in honor of the hit exhibition The Utopian Avant Garde. Get a behind the scenes look at the production methods used to create the former Soviet Union’s signature beverage and enjoy specialty cocktail samplings of this uniquely New York take on the spirit. Afterward, learn about the history of vodka from Don Spiro, Poster House’s resident mixologist and founder of the Green Fairy Society. Tickets include a two hour open bar with light appetizers. Members receive 20% off on all tickets by entering their email address at checkout.
DANCE PARTY NYC
Saturday, August 6th from 3:00-4:30pm
Location: Great Lawn
Ticket Information: FREE
As part of the Festival of New York, Wave Hill is thrilled to participate in Dance Party NYC. On the same day, at dozens of locations across all five boroughs, simultaneous dance parties will bring thousands of New Yorkers out for an afternoon of unfettered, mass joy. Wave Hill’s outdoor dance party on the Great Lawn will feature a live set by DJ Stormin’ Norman that will keep your feet moving, welcoming friends and neighbors of all ages to join! Originally hailing from East London, UK, and now based in Harlem, DJ Stormin’ Norman currently DJs and produces Sundae Sermon, an outdoor summer dance event that brings together thousands of attendees in Harlem parks. DJ Stormin’s diverse style allows him to play in different musical scenes, including disco classics, funk, soul, classic hip hop, R&B and deep house.
EVENING IN THE GARDEN: ISAAC POOL – HORIZON LIES
Thursday, August 11th from 7:00-8:00pm
Location: Aquatic Garden
Ticket Information: $12. Wave Hill Members save 10%.
For Horizon Lies, interdisciplinary artist Isaac Pool takes cues from Untitled Mood Lighting, an earlier performance filmed indoors at Wave Hill in October 2021, which explored notions of isolation, longing and the sustaining promise of fantasy. Featuring dancers, musicians, lights and fog, Pool will transform the Aquatic Garden and surrounding areas to highlight themes of strangeness and beauty, performing and living. In this work, Pool asks the audience to consider larger questions that many might be contemplating during the pandemic: Is getting dressed in the morning a simple task or a chance to reposition one’s place in society? How might our singular pursuits for joy create opportunities for collective freedom? How do our behaviors change between private and public spaces? Responding to the garden, including its landscaping, architecture and wayfinding, this new iteration sees performers grapple with the outside world where exposure to the elements and a live audience begins to break down the barriers between privacy and visibility. Rain date: Aug 18. Evening in the Gardens event.
Extended through October 1st!
Ticket Information: Start at $29, varies based on day and time
The DiscOasis is a timed-entry immersive theatrical experience that unites art, light, music, dance, live performances, roller skating, good times, and good vibes within the iconic Wollman Rink in Central Park. At The DiscOasis you will find yourself dancing and skating your way through a glittering sonic fantasia for the soul with a soundscape curated by our Groovemaster, disco and funk legend Nile Rodgers. Whenever you visit, you will be immersed in the groovy paradise that is The DiscOasis. The environmental design features art installations, photo ops, and soundscapes curated by Groovemaster Nile Rodgers.
The DiscOasis is rolling through New York for a limited engagement starting June 16. The experience will be open Wednesday-Sunday, with daytime skate sessions from 10:00am-4:30pm, and the nighttime experience from 5:30-10:00pm.
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
Tuesday, August 2nd and Monday, August 15th
Ticket Information: $15 – general admission to the performances. This is a non-skating event,
Extraordinary artists from the New York City Opera will perform Opera’s Greatest Moments, adding to our summer of live performances at Wollman Rink in Central Park! Throughout the evening you will hear a range of opera favorites.