Exciting Events Around New York: June 2022

EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: JUNE 2022

By Great Performances

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

Photo: ©Apollo

THE RENAISSANCE IS NOW!

Thursday, June 9th at 8:30am

Location: Soundstage at the Apollo

CHANCELLOR’S DAY WITH APOLLO EDUCATION

Spend Chancellor’s Day with Apollo Education for a full-day workshop with Apollo New Works artists, Black Gotham Experience and Soul Science Lab. This workshop created for educators of grades K through 12, will expand your perception of the Harlem Renaissance with a modern 21st century lens, refreshing how the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance is taught. 

We will start the day with a keynote from Black Gotham Experience’s Founder and Lead Creative Kamau Ware. Study Black Gotham Experience’s perspectives about the study of community history and participate in a walking tour through the Apollo’s Harlem neighborhood. This interactive tour will explore the ways that Harlem is a center of expression, inventiveness, and activism for thinkers and artists from across the African Diaspora.  

In the afternoon, Soul Science Lab will share excerpts from their new show The Renaissance Mixtape that highlight the importance of history and actively imagine what healthy and joyful Black futures can look and feel like. Alongside this innovative team of artists and educators, you will explore new ways to introduce students to study the past, examine the present, and consider their role in the future of their community. This workshop includes a songwriting workshop based on the core concepts of The Renaissance Mixtape. Ending the day, we will share our creations with each other, reveling in the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance.  

All educators are welcome! The full day program is appropriate for all K-12 educators who teach the Harlem Renaissance. 

Please dress comfortably, walking tours of Harlem will be included.  

Six hours of New York State CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader Education) credit will be available for attendance. 

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Photo: ©Apollo

SPRING BENEFIT 2022

Friday, June 13th at 7:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

The Spring Benefit, the Apollo’s signature fundraiser, is a spectacular celebration of the Theater’s rich legacy and its commitment to its future as a mission-led arts and cultural organization, a community anchor and an economic driver for Harlem and New York City. Known as one of the hottest events of the year, the Benefit brings together New York City’s elite business, entertainment and philanthropic communities in support of the Apollo.

Proceeds from the Spring Benefit support the Apollo’s important performing arts, education and community initiatives. The Apollo Theater is a not-for-profit organization.

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Photo: ©BAM

POP-UP MAGAZINE: SPRING 2022 ISSUE

Thursday, June 2nd at 7:30pm

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Ticket Information: Start at $39

Imagine a comedy show, play, concert, podcast, and film—all wrapped into one night. That’s Pop-Up Magazine, the acclaimed live magazine show. In this unforgettable live multimedia experience, renowned and emerging storytellers and journalists share original and unforgettable true stories accompanied by illustration, animation, film, photography, and an original live score by our musical collaborators, Magik*Magik Orchestra.

Contributors to Pop-Up Magazine’s Spring 2022 Issue include:

• Podcast host Tracy Clayton (Another Round, Netflix’s Strong Black Legends)
• Author and illustrator Kristen Radtke (The Verge; Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, and Imagine Wanting Only This)
• 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist Chloé Cooper Jones (author of Easy Beauty)
• Writer Brooke Jarvis (The New York Times MagazineWiredThe New Yorker)
• Author Elena Passarello (Let Me Clear My Throat and Animals Strike Curious Poses)
• Photographer Oscar Castillo (Magnum Foundation grantee)
• Filmmaker Adrian L. Burrell (The Game God(S))

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Photo: ©BAM

GISELLE

Wednesday, June 8th through Sunday, June 11th

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Ticket Information: Start at $35

THE ICONIC BALLET, REIMAGINED.

One of today’s most celebrated dance artists, Akram Khan, brings breathtaking vision to the greatest Romantic ballet and its story of love, betrayal, and redemption. Featuring a cast of almost 50 dancers, this acclaimed production by English National Ballet comes to BAM for its New York premiere.

As the curtain rises, shadowy figures struggle against a forbidding wall. From that moment on, Akram Khan’s Giselle stuns with powerful images and mesmerizing choreography. With a new score by Vincenzo Lamagna adapted from Adolphe Adam’s original composition, the production features spectacular sets and costumes by Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and atmospheric lighting design by Mark Henderson. Enter the rich world of Khan’s timely reimagining: a condemned factory haunted by vengeful ghosts and collective female rage.

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Photo: ©BAM

NIGHTWALKS WITH TEENAGERS

Wednesday, June 15th through Saturday, June 18th at 7:30pm

Location: Brooklyn

Ticket Information: Start at $35

Teenagers run the show in this social-specific performance, conceived by internationally recognized theater company Mammalian Diving Reflex. Local youth design, plan, and lead an exploration of Brooklyn at night, welcoming audiences into their lives and neighborhood. Over the course of one rambunctious evening, a community forms through the power of walking together. With a mix of stories, games, performances, and conversation, Nightwalks with Teenagers invites teens and adults to share a unique social experience where everyone can let loose, and silences lead to moments of revelation.

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Photo: Chris Alfonso

DRAG AND DRAW WITH YAS MAMA

Thursday, June 9th from 7:00pm-9:30pm

Location: Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor

Ticket Information: $35 and include after-hours admission to Andy Warhol: Revelation, 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—this month, Drag and Draw—is open to all levels and accompanied by a refreshing beverage and musical vibes by local DJs. Celebrating the arts of drawing and drag in honor of Brooklyn Pride, the June installment features live models from Yas Mama, Brooklyn’s favorite night of Latinx drag starring local talent. Experiment with watercolor and crayon in this casual class led by teaching artist Mellasenah Nicole Edwards. While you draw, enjoy music and performances by some of NYC’s best drag queens, hosted by Horrorchata, mother of the House of Bushwig.

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Organized by InterseXtions

LGBTQ+ TEEN NIGHT: (DIS)RESPECTFULLY US

Friday, June 10th from 5:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Ticket Information: This program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Open to all youth ages 14–22. All participants must abide by our community agreements.

Brought to you by BkM Teens, LGBTQ+ Teen Nights are free inclusive events planned by and for LGBTQ+ teens and allies. Join us for our ninth annual LGBTQ+ Teen Night, featuring a range of art-making, performances, and other activities inspired by current exhibits.

(Dis)Respectfully Us is organized by InterseXtions, our paid LGBTQ+ teen internship in queer art history and community programming.

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Honoring Juneteenth, 2021. (Photo: Souls in Focus)

HONORING JUNETEENTH

Sunday, June 19th from 12:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Throughout the Museum

Ticket Information: This program is free, but registration is required.

Honor Juneteenth—the annual holiday commemorating the end of legal slavery in the United States—with a full day of activities celebrating self-expression, community, and Black liberation and creativity. Taking place on Father’s Day, this year’s event will feature activities for the whole family.

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Photo: ©Caramoor

OPENING NIGHT GALA BENEFIT

Saturday, June 18th at 5:30pm

Ticket Information: Starting at $750

Usher in Caramoor’s 2022 Summer Season with The Knights and Yo-Yo Ma! Join us to kick off our 77th season with our annual Opening Night Gala and celebrate the transformative philanthropy of Leslie Williams and Jim Attwood. As Caramoor’s current Chairman, Jim has served on our Board of Trustees for over 15 years, and through his leadership, Caramoor’s historic Inspire campaign was a tremendous success.

Benefit tickets, which include cocktails, concert, and gala dinner, start at $750. Individual and table options are available. A portion of each ticket is tax deductible.

Photo: ©Caramoor

CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH

Presented in collaboration with the Town of Bedford

Sunday, June 19th at 4:00pm

Ticket Information: FREE!

A Day to Energize and Recognize!
Join Caramoor as we celebrate African American freedom and achievement! Known as our country’s second Independence Day, Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and honors their families, heritage, and resilience. Millions celebrate this nationally and globally significant American holiday. Jeremiah Abiah — international acclaimed recording artist, vocal coach, and songwriter — performs a soulful set. Family-friendly activities complete this annual June jubilee steeped in tradition and joy. All are welcome!

3:00pm / Activities begin.
4:00pm / The performance begins.

Molly Tuttle

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Presented in collaboration with City Winery

Saturday, June 25th at 1:00pm

Daytime & Evening Headliner in Venetian Theater
Adult: Starting at $50 / Child: Starting at $25

Daytime Only / General Admission / Does Not Include Evening Headliner
Adult: $45 / Child: $20

The annual American Roots Music Festival is back with a day overflowing with Americana, blues, folk, and bluegrass! Molly Tuttle, a multi-award-winning guitarist/banjoist with a bluegrass vibe and gift for insightful songwriting, closes out the evening with her band, Golden Highway, in a barn-burning set.  

Grounds open at 12:00pm, music starts at 1:00pm, headliner starts at 7:30pm. A detailed schedule of the day to come. We suggest bringing your own seating for the daytime performances.

Photo: ©Dizzy's Club

JAZZTOPAD FESTIVAL

JAMES BRANDON LEWIS WITH LUTOSŁAWSKI QUARTET AND KAMIL PIOTROWICZ SEXTET

Tuesday, June 21st through Wednesday, June 22nd

Ticket Information: Start at $35

ABOUT THE SHOW

6/21

  • 7:30pm: James Brandon Lewis with Lutosławski Quartet
  • 9:30pm Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet

6/22

  • 7:30pm Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet
  • 9:30pm: James Brandon Lewis with Lutosławski Quartet

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

James Brandon Lewis – saxophone
Lutosławski Quartet:
Szymon Krzeszowiec – 1st violin
Marcin Markowicz – 2nd violin
Artur Rozmysłowicz – viola
Maciej Młodawski – cello

Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet:
Kamil Piotrowicz- piano
Krzysztof Szmańda – drums, vibraphone
Tomasz Dąbrowski – trumpet
Andrzej Święs – double bass
Kuba Więcek – alto saxophone
Piotr Chęcki – tenor and baritone saxophone

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Photo: ©Dizzy's Club

BRYAN CARTER PRESENTS JAZZ AT PRIDE: NYC

JAZZ AT PRIDE ORCHESTRA FEATURING ELLA BRIC, RICHARD CORTEZ, NATHAN FARRELL, J HOARD, VUYO SOTASHE, CHARLES TURNER, AND CHARENEE WADE

Monday, June 27th at 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Ticket Information: $40

ABOUT THE SHOW

Bryan Carter presented the inaugural Jazz at Pride event in 2019 featuring guest vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers and comedians in front of a 23-piece jazz orchestra. The concert event makes a triumphant return, this time at Dizzy’s Club, after a brief hiatus due to COVID and celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community within the jazz community.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Jazz at Pride Orchestra, featuring:

  • Ella Bric
  • Richard Cortez
  • Nathan Farrell
  • J Hoard
  • Vuyo Sotashe
  • Charles Turner
  • Charenee Wade

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Photo: ©Jazz at Lincoln Center

CAMILLE THURMAN AND THE DARRELL GREEN QUARTET

BURT BACHARACH REIMAGINED

Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th at 7:00pm and 9:30pm

Location: The Appel Room

Ticket Information: Start at $45

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • An evening of beloved Burt Bacharach songs performed by multi-talented rising star Camille Thurman.

  • Reimagined versions of “The Look of Love,” “Going Out of My Head,” “(They Long to Be) Close to You,” and many more genre-spanning Bacharach hits.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

The sky’s the limit for the dynamic Camille Thurman. An award-winning composer and arranger, formidable saxophonist, jaw-dropping vocalist, and trusted bandleader, Thurman would still be making the “rising star” lists even if she focused on just one of her musical gifts. Thankfully, she’s instead rapidly developing every aspect of her artistry. For the past several years, Thurman has been a popular headliner at Dizzy’s Club and a regular presence with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and this performance will be her anticipated debut as an Appel Room headliner.

For the occasion, Thurman has developed a new program of reimagined Burt Bacharach hits. A genre-spanning artist himself, Bacharach was influenced at a young age by jazz icons Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie before becoming one of the most successful songwriters of all time. Over the course of his 60-plus year career, Bacharach has released nine number one hit songs and nearly 50 top ten hits, blending jazz, bossa nova, soul, and pop styles into a distinctive and enduring new sound.

With hundreds of songs to choose from, Thurman has teased just a few of the classics that she’ll reimagine with the help of her regular band the Darrell Green Trio, including “The Look of Love,” “Going Out of My Head,” and “(They Long to Be) Close to You.” Instantly catchy and yet subtly complex, Bacharach’s music is famously adaptable and popular among jazz musicians, and we can’t wait to see Thurman’s new interpretation in this special showcase.

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Photo: ©Jazz at Lincoln Center

THE BEST OF DUKE ELLINGTON

WITH THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

PRESENTED AS PART OF THE ERTEGUN JAZZ CONCERT SERIES

Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th at 8:00pm

Location: Rose Theater

Ticket Information: Start at $60, Virtual Tickets $25

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A sampling of Duke Ellington’s extensive songbook

  • Music that uplifts, enlightens, and rewards everyone from first-time listeners to lifelong fans

ABOUT THE CONCERT

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis closes the 2021-22 concert season with an audience favorite: an all-Ellington evening of musical masterpieces.

The possibilities are endless in an Ellington extravaganza like this. Over the course of six decades, Duke Ellington wrote well over 1,000 compositions, some of the richest and most enduring music of the past century. From his early days at the Cotton Club when Duke first took the world by storm with hits like “Creole Love Call” and “Black and Tan Fantasy” to his next wave of classics like “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Mood Indigo,” “Sophisticated Lady,” and “In a Sentimental Mood,” Duke set the standard for concise songs in which every moment makes an impact.

Duke’s conceptual works—including his “Sacred Concerts” series and extended suites like Black, Brown & Beige, The Far East Suite, New Orleans Suite, and Latin American Suite—go even deeper. The music provides the ultimate canvas for a big band—and nobody plays it quite like the JLCO.

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Photo: ©Poster House

GENIUS ON DISPLAY: JOHANNA TORUÑO OF THE UNAPOLOGETIC STREET SERIES

Wednesday, June 8th from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Ticket Information: FREE!

Genius on Display continues at Poster House, featuring Johanna Toruño of The Unapologetic Street Series. Genius on Display is a platform for spotlighting the expertise of racialized artists and designers within the context of Poster House’s exhibitions and permanent collection. Join us as Johana shares their beautiful and impactful posters and compares their use of floral imagery to that of Ethel Reed: I am My Own Property.

Johanna Toruno is a Salvadoran-born migrant artist and creator of The Unapologetic Street Series focusing on the importance of storytelling through accessible art in a public spaces and the importance of queer folks in the arts.

This program series is presented by CMYK Council, Poster House’s working advisory board of BIPOC creatives, designers, educators, and museum staff. 

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Photo: ©Poster House

JUNETEENTH – FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION!

Sunday, June 19th from 10:00am-6:00pm

In celebration of Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865, Poster House is pleased to offer free admission to the museum on Sunday, June 19 (discount applied at check-out). 

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Photo courtesy of Wave Hill

FATHER’S DAY 2022

Sunday, June 19th, all day

Location: see below

Ticket Information: This is a premium-admission weekend, with a $2 surcharge per visitor

Father’s Day comes just as summer is filling our hearts. We invite you to plan for a day in the gardens. Find links below for more about a special Family Art Project, a morning session of yoga we hope will draw some of the dads we know enjoy Wave Hill, and a guided walk in the gardens in the afternoon.

Enjoy the very rare opportunity to picnic on the Wave Hill House Lawn, or, if you purchase a picnic from Great Performances, in Armor Hall. (Limited space is available in Armor Hall, on a first-come, first-served basis.) Bring your own feast or purchase a delicious picnic curated by our exclusive partner Great Performances, featuring cedar plank salmon, fresh spring salads and delectable desserts. There’s also a special meal for your junior gardeners (ages seven and under) available! Reservations are required by end-of-day Tuesday, June 14.

If you would like to picnic on the Wave Hill House Lawn, you may bring your own blanket and outdoor folding chairs. Enjoy this special day!

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Photo: Nicole Tintle

AILEY II – FREEDOM SERIES

Tuesday, June 21st at 5:00pm and 7:30pm

Location: Great Lawn

Ticket Information: $40. Wave Hill Members save 10%.

Ailey II, the second company of the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, presents its program, Freedom Series, outdoors on Wave Hill’s Great Lawn on the first day of summer. Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s finest dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.

Choreographed by Francesca Harper, Freedom Series travels through a landscape of memories creating a series of vignettes that embody and imagine a hybrid world where memory strives to influence the future.  Depicted through this futuristic lens, and developed in collaboration with the Ailey II dancers, Harper’s work examines identity and community.  With costumes by designer Elias Gurrola and a score featuring a blend of acoustic and electronic sounds, Freedom Series takes unexpected twists and turns that bridge tender moments to its intrinsic ferocity.

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PAINT AND SIP

Sunday, June 12th at 12:00pm

Ticket Information: $50 includes all supplies and one glass of wine.

No painting experience necessary, to join us with the Paint Place, NYC’s #1 Paint and Sip studio for an afternoon of painting from Wollman Rink. Professional instructors will guide you step-by-step through this fun process where you leave with your own piece of art. The class includes instruction, paint, brushes, 16” x 20” blank canvas, apron, and one glass of wine. Enjoy painting outdoors at the iconic Wollman Rink with professional instructors. Paint the scenic Central Park surrounding Wollman Rink. The class will start promptly at 12:00 PM. Please arrive early to get your spot! Event is weather permitting. There will be additional wine available for purchase and the Wollman Café will be open to purchase snacks.

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THE DISCOASIS

Beginning June 16th through July 31st

Ticket Information: Adults $23, Kids $17, Skate Rental $10

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.

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