EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: NOVEMBER 2022
By Great Performances
Explore Great Music, Art and More at Our Partner Venues This Month!
NO PLACE LIKE HOME TOUR: DAVE EAST & FRIENDS
Sunday, November 6th at 8:00pm
Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater
Tickets: start at $39.50
Don’t miss the strong lyricist adept at telling gritty street narratives, Harlem-based MC Dave East as he brings his The Deli Presents: No Place Like Home Tour to his hometown. East has a style heavily reminiscent of ‘90s New York hardcore rap while sounding fresh enough to compete with the contemporary hip-hop landscape.
IMAGENATION’S COCKTAILS AND SOL CINEMA
Thursday, November 17th at 6:00pm
Location: Apollo’s Soundstage
Tickets: start at $26.50 (each ticket includes a complimentary drink)
FEATURED FILM: MR. NELSON ON THE NORTH SIDE
Directed by Daniel D’or
The Apollo continues its collaboration with ImageNation by co-presenting the Cocktails & Sol Cinema Series, a social gathering that includes a film screening, cocktail reception, and a post-show conversation with the filmmakers.
This program is part of “The Next Movement”, Apollo’s Fall 2022 season.
Monday, November 7th through Friday, November 11th
Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Tickets: start at $35
Conceived and directed by Dimitris Papaioannou
Part of Next Wave 2022
Evoking myth and religion, the newest creation by Greek director-choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou dazzles with meticulous craft, imaginative play, and visual intensity. Like The Great Tamer, his internationally acclaimed, Next Wave 2019 sold-out sensation, Transverse Orientation induces awe on a massive scale, set to the music of Vivaldi. With dreamlike, painterly composition—and the rendering of a bull, in all of its lifelike power—it will make you wonder what’s real. Papaioannou—one of the first choreographers to create new work for Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal in 45 years—exacts striking formal language, along with the best of experimental theater art.
Note: This show contains nudity and may not be appropriate for children.
Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th
Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Tickets: start at $35
National Changgeuk Company of Korea
Conceived and Directed by Ong Keng Sen
BAM DEBUT – Part of Next Wave 2022
The beloved ancient Korean musical storytelling form of pansori fuses with K-pop and Greek tragedy in an incredible production from the National Theater of Korea and visionary Singaporean director Ong Keng Sen. K-pop producer and Parasite composer Jung Jae-il created the original music in collaboration with renowned pansori master Ahn Sook-sun, a Living National Treasure in South Korea. Set after the sacking of Troy, Trojan Women sweeps audiences up in the heartbreak and determination of the city’s female survivors. Through a whirlwind of music, dance, and theater—brought to life by over 25 singers, actors, and musicians—emerges a stunning portrait of resilience in the face of war and occupation.
After sold-out runs at the National Theater of Korea in Seoul and Singapore International Arts Festival followed by acclaimed runs in London, Amsterdam and Vienna, Trojan Women finally comes to BAM for its US debut.
CONVENING: MEET THE MOMENT
Saturday, November 12th from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Beaux-Arts Court and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium
Tickets: $35 and include Museum general admission
Join The Meteor for Meet the Moment—a powerful day of ideas, inspiration, and intergenerational collaboration among some of the most influential women and nonbinary leaders of our time. The Meteor is a collective of journalists, artists, and activists committed to gender and racial justice. Together we’ll take on issues such as voting rights, the climate crisis, abortion access, gender justice, and everything in between. From 11 am to 4 pm, the event will feature talks, performances, comedy, and interactive sessions so you can converse with iconic changemakers. From 4 to 6 pm, enjoy cocktails and live music in the Beaux-Arts Court. Revisit this page for more details.
ART HISTORY HAPPY HOUR: MONET TO MORISOT
Thursday, November 17th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor
Tickets: $45 and include wine tastings, small bites, and after-hours admission to Monet to Morisot. Additional beverages are available for purchase.
Our season of Art History Happy Hours continues with an evening of lighthearted lectures and accompanying wines inspired by Monet to Morisot: The Real and Imagined in European Art. Delve into themes of labor, colonialism, and nature with Lisa Small, Senior Curator, European Art; Talia Shiroma, Curatorial Assistant; Maya Jeffereis, artist; and Celeste Mahoney, former Brooklyn Museum Project Conservator. During the program, enjoy wine pairings by Marquis Williams of the Brooklyn-based wine club Highly Recommended.
2022-23 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence
Sunday, November 13th at 3:00pm
Tickets: start at $30
The Ivalas Quartet, Caramoor’s 2022 – 23 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, was formed at the University of Michigan in 2017. Dedicated to the celebration of diverse voices, Ivalas seeks to disrupt the classical music world by continuously spotlighting Black and Indigenous composers such as Eleanor Alberga, whose First String Quartet is featured on the Quartet’s fall performance in the Music Room, alongside quartets by Osvaldo Golijov and Beethoven.
Read more about the Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence program and its past alumni.
Osvaldo Golijov: Tenebrae
Eleanor Alberga: String Quartet No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130
IESTYN DAVIES, COUNTERTENOR
THOMAS DUNFORD, LUTE
Sunday, November 20th at 3:00pm
Tickets: start at $40
British countertenor Iestyn Davies has won two Gramophone Awards, a Grammy Award, an RPS Award for Young Singer of the Year, the Critics’ Circle Award, and an Olivier Award nomination, as well as being awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2017 for services to music. In concert with lutenist Thomas Dunford, the founder and artistic director of the Jupiter Ensemble who BBC Magazine called “the Eric Clapton of the lute,” Davies presents a program of Late Renaissance Italian, French, and English songs interspersed with solo lute music.
WYCLIFFE GORDON & HIS INTERNATIONAL ALL-STARS
Wednesday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 27th
Tickets: start at $25
ABOUT THE SHOW
Beloved trombone master Wycliffe Gordon—a former star of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet—brings a deep, energetic pocket to every bandstand. He continues a celebrated Jazz at Lincoln Center tradition, kicking off the holiday season with a five-night stay at Dizzy’s Club and a special performance on Thanksgiving. Gordon’s dynamic command of big bands and small ensembles radiates from his mind and body through the bell of his horn. Says Marsalis, “Just his presence is a creative experience.”
On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, Dizzy’s Club will serve a festive three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving feast.
Wycliffe Gordon, trombone/vocals
Adrian Cunningham, reeds
Ehud Asherie, piano
Yasushi Nakamura, bass
Alvin Atkinson, drums
Friday, November 4th from 10:00am to 9:00pm
Join Poster House on the First Friday of every month for free admission and extended hours! Explore the museum’s latest exhibitions and get in on the fun by attending a tour, workshop, or activity throughout the day. Every First Friday is different, offering unique opportunities to engage with rotating exhibitions and the permanent collection.
All Day Viewing: A Maharaja & His World
COLLABORATIVE PAPER MARBLING
Friday, November 18th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Led by cultural worker and teaching artist Fan Kong, this workshop will introduce beginners to suminagashi, the oldest paper marbling technique. This meditative practice involves floating colors on the surface of water and delicately transferring them to paper. Each participant will learn to create and experiment with suminagashi in small groups. Along the way, we will reflect on and challenge traditional thinking processes through creative problem solving and mindfulness.
MY BROKEN LANGUAGE
Tuesday, October 18th through Sunday, November 27th
Tickets: start at $49
The season kicks off with Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes’s return to Signature for the second play in her Premiere Residency (following the 2016 world premiere of Daphne’s Dive), the stage adaptation of her memoir My Broken Language. The world premiere production, directed by Hudes and colliding monologue, literary reading, music, and movement in its depiction of an author growing up in a Puerto Rican family in Philadelphia, continues a momentous moment for the playwright: in 2021, she released the acclaimed book on which the play is based, and her Tony-nominated stage musical collaboration with Lin Manuel-Miranda, In the Heights, reached audiences around the world as a beloved major motion picture. (Hudes penned the book in the Broadway production and the film’s screenplay).
FALL FOLIAGE: ACCESSIBLE VIEWS FROM THE GARDEN
Saturday, November 5th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Meet at Perkins Visitor Center
Tickets: free with admission to the ground.
Enjoy colorful foliage at its seasonal peak. Senior Horticultural Interpreter Jess Brey shares some of her favorite trees and shrubs in their vibrant fall finery. Registration is not required for this drop-in event. Fall Foliage Walks are most appropriate for adults or young adults.
CONCERT: SAMARA JOY
Sunday, November 6th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Armor Hall
Tickets: $30 Adult/$14 Child (8-18), including admission to the grounds. Advance tickets $2 off. Wave Hill Members save 10%.
Born and raised in the Bronx, rising star Samara Joy’s velvety, smooth voice puts her own enchanting interpretation on jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. After winning the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at the age of 19, she released her debut album Samara Joy. As one of America’s most promising young vocalists, she has already performed in many of the great jazz venues in New York, including Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The Blue Note and the Apollo as well as at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. On her latest release, Linger Awhile, 22-year-old Samara Joy makes her case to join the likes of Sarah, Ella and Billie as the next jazz singing sensation recorded by the venerable Verve Records.
ICE SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK
October 24th through March 15th
Tickets: start at $10
Time to get your tickets for the wonderful season ahead!
As stewards of the historic gathering space that is Wollman Rink, we pledge to spark bliss that exhilarates the community’s sense of connection, positivity and possibility. We can’t wait to get this season started!
PEOPLE’S KITCHEN: GUEST CHEF APPEARANCE – CHEF JAE JUNG
Saturday, November 26th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Tickets: rink admission is required
Come meet Chef Jae Jung, founder of KJUN, a critically-acclaimed Korean-Cajun pop-up in New York City. Chef Jae’s cuisine has been featured in the New York Times, Eater, FOOD & WINE Magazine, Bon Appétit Magazine, the New Yorker, and Bloomberg Pursuits, which named KJUN one of the Best New Restaurants in New York. Jae Jung has also appeared as a competitor on Bravo TV’s Top Chef.
Try her delicious Korean-Cajun cuisine available at the Wollman Cafe from Friday, November 25th through Sunday, November 27th:
- Cajun Spiced Pork Ribs with Jalapeño Honey Cornbread and Potato-Daikon Salad
MAKE MERRY WITH NORDSTROM AT WOLLMAN RINK!
From November through December, prepare to embrace the joy of the season with magical, merry-making holiday experiences presented by Nordstrom, in a brand new tradition at the wonderful world of Wollman Rink!
- The Nordstrom Chill Lounge – a stylish, heated rinkside retreat, outfitted by Nordstrom, is part of the newly-launched Premier Pass experience. The Premier Pass, available as an upgrade to rink admission purchases online or in-person, includes expedited rink entry, skate rental concierge service, 2 hours of tent access, cozy “fireside” seating, complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, tea and refreshments, as well as a dedicated tent attendant and locker. Premier Passes are released one week in advance of public skating dates.
- Skate ‘n’ Sit with Santa – special appearances from Nordstrom’s own in-store Santa on select days in November and December.
- Warmth of the Season – hot chocolate tastings every weekend (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, alternating Saturdays and Sundays)
- Nordstrom After School Free Skates – families involved in the NYC Parks Afterschool program will have the opportunity to access a free skate from November to December.
- Daily “Sweet Treats” – Nordstrom is offering a complimentary “sweet treat” at Nordstrom NYC on a first-come, first-served basis for guests presenting same-day Wollman Rink tickets in-store. While daily supplies last, see the Wollman Box office for details.