Exciting events around New York July 2021

By Great Performances

Explore Great Music, Art and More at Our Partner Venues This Month!

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Asia Society at the Movies: My People, My Country — Hello, Beijing

Friday, July 9 at 5:00 pm – Monday July 19 at 5:00 pm.

Location: Online

Ticket Information: Beginning July 9 at 5 p.m. New York time until July 19 at 5 p.m. New York time, Hello, Beijing will be available to stream, with a 24-hour viewing window once the screening has started.

My People, My Country is a 2019 Chinese anthology consisting of seven short films directed by top Chinese filmmakers including Chen KaigeZhang YibaiGuan HuXue XiaoluXu ZhengNing Hao, and Wen Muye. Released to mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, the stories are based on seven historic moments in the nation’s history since its founding.

In one of the shorts in the anthology, Hello, Beijing directed by Ning Hao, a taxi driver meets a young boy from the zone affected by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The driver ends up giving him a ticket to the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which was originally intended to be a birthday gift to his aloof son.

Join us for a weekend-long screening of Hello, Beijing.

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Asia Society at the Movies: My People, My Homeland — A Beijing Good Person

Friday, July 16 t 5:00 pm – Monday, July 19 at 5:00 pm

Location: Online

Ticket Information: Beginning July 16 at 5 p.m. New York time until July 19 at 5 p.m. New York time, A Beijing Good Person will be available to stream, with a 24-hour viewing window once the screening has started. The accompanying conversation will stream live on July 19 at 8 p.m. New York time.

My People, My Homeland is a 2020 Chinese anthology consisting of five comedic short films directed by acclaimed Chinese filmmakers including Ning HaoChen Sicheng, and Xu Zheng, among others. The hilarious and heartwarming stories take place in different parts of rural China in Beijing, Guizhou, Shaanxi, Hangzhou, and Shenyang, and depict how various characters explore what makes their communities unique.

The first short film in the anthology, A Beijing Good Person directed by Ning Hao, is a heartfelt and bittersweet story about a man, Zhang Beijing, helping his uncle to receive thyroid cancer treatment in Beijing. With no other options, Zhang ends up turning to identity fraud and has to fake his uncle’s medical insurance card. 

Join us for a weekend-long screening of A Beijing Good Person, followed by a conversation on July 19 at 8 p.m. New York time with director Ning Hao and Ellen R. Eliasoph, a veteran film executive and producer. The discussion will offer a closer look at Ning’s career, Chinese film, and more.

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Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Rose Cinemas

Ticket Information: $16

Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson | 2021

Making his filmmaking debut, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record—about an epic event in Black history, culture, and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just 100 miles south of where Woodstock was taking place, the Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten—until now.

Summer of Soul shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest—both past and present. Featuring never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, the 5th Dimension, and many others. Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

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What to Send Up When It Goes Down

June 20 — July 11

Location: BAM Fisher, Fishman Space

Ticket Information: $25

Aleshea Harris’ acclaimed, groundbreaking new work is a play, a ritual, and a home-going celebration that bears witness to the physical and spiritual deaths of Black people as a result of racist violence. Setting out to disrupt the pervasiveness of anti-Blackness and acknowledge the inherent value of Black people, What to Send Up When It Goes Down blurs the boundaries between actors and audiences. These participatory performances ask audiences to join in a spirit of openness, offering a space for catharsis, discussion, reflection, and healing.

The play was originally scheduled to take place at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. With expanding health and safety regulations permitting safer indoor performances, the location change provides an opportunity for an extension in the production schedule and expands performances for more patrons to attend. Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time—we’re thrilled to welcome you back into our theater.

All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff.

Accessible seating is available for this event. Contact info@BAM.org to reserve, or for more information.

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Pop-Up Market

Sunday July 11, 18, 25

Location: Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Stop by our market to shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artisans. This weekly event features more than twenty vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.

This event takes place outdoors. We’re following procedures and guidelines laid out by the CDC and local health officials, including practicing social distancing for all activities. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2.

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Pop-Up Performance: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, July 18 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Ticket Information: $15, $30, $45 / Members Free

Catherine Russell dazzles her audiences with familiar favorites and forgotten gems alike. Russell excelled as a backup singer and multi-instrumentalist with David Bowie, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, and Paul Simon, before launching a remarkable solo career, featuring Grammy award-winning and chart-topping recordings. In 2019 she released her seventh album, Alone Together, which was then Grammy-nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

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Celebrating
Stephen Sondheim’s
91st Birthday

Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 pm

Location:

Venetian Theater / $50, $84, $116, $147
Garden Listening / $20

Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim celebrated his 90th birthday last year, but the pandemic ruined our party. No matter! We invite you to join the celebration of his 91st!

Broadway stars Betsy Wolfe (WaitressFalsettos), Scarlett Strallen and Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and Ben Davis (Violet) will be on hand, with Tony Award winner Ted Sperling as Music Director and host for this evening of songs from CompanyFolliesSweeney ToddMerrily We Roll AlongAnyone Can Whistle, and more.

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Afternoon Tea

Fridays in July at 1:00 pm

Location: Rosen House

Ticket Information: Adult: $45, Child: $20

Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoy an Afternoon Tea in the Spanish Courtyard of the historic Rosen House. Tea service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with crème fraiche and preserves, delicious desserts, and a variety of fragrant teas all served on exquisite vintage china. You are also welcome to reserve a spot for a complimentary, docent-guided tour of the historic Rosen House. As you walk through the House, you’ll learn about the Rosen family, their much-loved country home, and their art collection. Don’t forget to leave yourself time to stroll through Caramoor’s colorful gardens and bucolic grounds or attend an afternoon concert.

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Live from Dizzy’s

Thursdays at 7:30 pm

Location: Online

Ticket Information: Suggested donation $10

Live From Dizzy’s welcomes club favorites & emerging artists back to the Dizzy’s Club stage. Join us from the comfort of your own home as we bring stunning New York views and the live jazz club experience to your living room. Additionally, each live performance will include an artist interview with Dizzy’s Club manager Roland Chassagne.

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THE WATERING HOLE

June 22 – August 8

Location: YouTube

Ticket Information: Free with Registration

Over a year after closing our doors, Signature Theatre is excited to present The Watering Hole, an immersive experience envisioned by resident playwright Lynn Nottage, director Miranda Haymon, and a renowned group of creative designers. This grand experiment deviates from the norm, presenting a new kind of theatre—one that is collaborative, accessible and safe.

In-person, physically distanced audiences will move through a series of installations entirely curated by creatives of color at the beloved Pershing Square Signature Center. The multidimensional and multidisciplinary pieces disrupt traditional notions of theatre-making and challenge viewers to converse with what is most essential to us all, water. Excerpts from the in-person experience will also be available online in order to bring The Watering Hole to as far an audience as possible.

Following hit runs of Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine and By the Way, Meet Vera StarkThe Watering Hole culminates Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s residency at Signature Theatre.

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Lessons from Wave Hill: Seasonal Container Displays

Monday, July 12 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Meet at Front Gate

Ticket Information: $65, including admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%

Container plants play an important role in the seasonal displays at Wave Hill. Every summer, the gardens are filled with hundreds of potted plants enjoying a summer vacation from our indoor growing areas, together with seasonal containers planted with tropical and annual plants. Wave Hill Gardener Shane Pritchett has perfected the art of container gardening at the Pergola and on Wave Hill House’s Kate French Terrace, arranging a myriad of planted containers that highlight shape, height, texture and color. In this workshop, his shares his container-gardening expertise, including soil mixes, care requirements, design considerations and recommended plant species for sunny and shady locations.

Please note that Wave Hill is not open to the public on Mondays; participants are invited to bring their lunch to enjoy on the Kate French Terrace but will not be allowed to wander the grounds.

Registration required, online or at 718.549.3200 x251, and closes at noon on Friday, July 9. Space is extremely limited. Questions? Please email us at information@wavehill.org or call the telephone number and extension provided here.

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