Grantee Events Calendar

MAY 1 - 6
NEW YORK DEAF THEATRE (NYDT) presents SPRING SHOWCASE 2012! NYDT?s Spring Showcase features David Rivera, Deaf Storyteller and Poet, an ASL Slam and more. To learn more about the Spring Showcase and for a full calendar, please visit WHERE: Great Room in ART/New York's South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street & The Bowery Club, 308 Bowery, NYC WHEN: April 27 ? May 19, times vary CONTACT: Tickets: / 212.868.4444
ELANA BELL presents EYES, STONES Free and open to the public, this event will feature the debut of Eyes, Stones, written and performed by Elana Bell, based on her award winning poetry collection by the same name. The performance will include live music by Katie Down and choreography by Scapegoat Garden. The event will also feature an art auction with original work by local artists based on poems from Eyes, Stones. Proceeds will be donated to Just Vision, an organization that supports grass roots peace building efforts in Israel and Palestine. WHERE: The Green Building 452 Union Street WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 7pm CONTACT: RSVP REQUIRED:
BIKO TRANSFORMATION CENTER presents FIRST FRIDAYS LIVE! This month?s festivities honor those who have grown from Biko Center. Join us to see our artists and community members perform; entertainment and dinner included. WHERE: Biko Transformation Center, 1474 Bushwick Ave. WHEN: Friday May 4, 7pm CONTACT:
VISIONARIES AND AFRICAN SERVICES COMMITTEE presents HARLEM NIGHTS - A GATHERING OF ART & ACTIVISM WITH AN AFROPOLITAN TWIST excerpt from Public Health Private Pain followed by discussion with Producers, June Cross and Lisa Desai: Excerpt from 25 to Life followed by discussion with Director/Producer Mike Brown: Click below to RSVP. WHERE: African Services Committee, 429 W. 127th St. between Amsterdam/Convent Aves. A,B,C,D, 1 trains to 125th St. WHEN: Thursday May 3, 6:30-9:30pm CONTACT:RSVP here.
REGINA OPERA COMPANY presents SWING ALONG BROADWAY CONCERT Regina Opera will present a 2 hour concert of classic Broadway favorites. Elena Jannicelli ? soprano, Heather Roberts - mezzo-soprano, Anthony Tolve ? tenor, Hamid Rodriguez ? tenor, Ricardo Rosa ? baritone, Richard Paratley ? flutist, Bruno Leone - pianist/story-teller and Ed Russo ? pianist. Tickets: $12; Teens: $5; children: Free Admission. WHERE: Regina Hall, 1210 65h St at 12th ave . D to 62nd Street, N to Ft. Hamilton Parkway, or by bus: B-9, B-16, B-1. WHEN: May 6, 3pm CONTACT: / 718.259.2772 /
MAY 7 - 13
THE SOUND SERIES AT PRESENTS GALLERY presents JOHN P. HASTINGS: RECENT WORKS The Brooklyn based experimental composer showcases two recent compositions:Terce, for percussion trio and Negative Space, a work in graphic notation realized on solo viola. Performers include Travis Just, Cat Lamb, & Andrew C. Smith. There is a $5 suggested donation. WHERE: Presents Gallery: 64 Washington Ave. between Park Ave. and Flushing Ave. G train or C train to Clinton / Washington WHEN: Friday May 11, 8pm CONTACT: / /
DEBORAH MONLUX presents BAYOU N? BROOKLYN FESTIVAL OF CAJUN, CREOLE AND ZYDECO MUSIC Songs, Dance, Workshops, Community Jams, Folklore, Art, Family-Friendly Activities and Gumbo! Performers include Al Berard, Forest Huval, and Jesse Lege. Last year sold out! More dance floor, more music, and good eats. Tickets: Single Day, $15; 3-Day Pass, $35; Children under 12 Free! WHERE: Jalopy Theatre, 315 Columbia St, btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Red Hook WHEN: May 11-13th CONTACT: Reservations: 718.395.3214 /
FRANK CARLBERG presents GOWANUS JAZZ FEST The 3rd annual Gowanus Jazz Festival features performances by Kris Davis, Frank Carlberg's Big Enigma, Endangered Blood, and City Band playing Monk Dreams, Hallucinations and Nightmares. Go to for schedule. WHERE: 295 Douglass St btwn 3rd and 4th Aves, R to Union WHEN: Saturdays, May 12 & 19. Shows at 8 & 10:30pm. CONTACT: / / 917.355.5731
MAY 14 - 20
NY WRITERS COALITION presents NY WRITERS COALITION DAY A day of free workshops in all 5 boroughs of New York City! Workshops will take place day and night. NYWC creates writing communities where no one ever thought they could exist, so on May 18 we will spin that idea in a fun new direction, and hold workshops in surprising and iconic NYC spots. WHERE: City-wide. Highlights include: 2pm: Brooklyn Bridge Park: Pier 1, Granite Prospect; 2:30pm: Subway Flash Mob Workshop (7 to Queens, front of car 42nd street station); 4pm: Strawberry Fields, Central Park; 7:45pm: Staten Island Ferry. For a complete list of workshops, visit WHEN: Friday, May 18, 10am ? 10pm CONTACT: / 718.398.2883
BROOKLYN UTOPIAS AND THE OLD STONE HOUSE presents BROOKLYN UTOPIAS: PARK SPACE, PLAY SPACE A group art exhibit and events series addressing the ideal design, planning and use of local public parks and recreation spaces. WHERE: Old Stone House and Washington Park, 336 3rd St (btwn 4th and 5th Avenues) WHEN: Saturday, May 19: Eminent Domain: NYC bike tour with Bettina Johae (12 pm); interactive games with Gigantic Mechanic (5-10 pm); Daydreaming with Kat Schneck (5-7 pm); Augmented Reality workshop with Will Pappenheimer (5-7pm). Exhibition dates: April 5-June 24, 2012. / Katherine Gressel, Project Director and Curator, at, 917.684.2109
SCANDINAVIAN EAST COAST MUSEUM presents VIKING FEST 2012 Featuring: a half size replica Viking ship and crew, the Society for Creative Anachronism, Society for Historic Arms, band from Norway and music and dance from countries and cultures who have a connection to the Vikings: pipers, Step Dancers, Byzantium & Islamic percussion & Polish Folk Dancers. Rides, games and Scandinavian food. FREE WHERE: Owl?s Head/Bliss Park - 68th Street & Colonial Road Bay Ridge WHEN: May 19, 12-5pm CONTACT: / 718.748.5950 /
SHANNON HUMMEL/CORA DANCE presents SPRING SWING BENEFIT BASH AND SILENT AUCTION Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance and Cora School for Dance will bring dancing back to the rooftop of Rocky Sullivan?s at their 2012 Spring Swing Benefit Bash and Silent Auction. The event is filled with dance performances by the company and school, over $15,000 of silent auction items, food by local restaurants and roving swing dancing lessons to live swing music by ?Primitivo.? Tickets are available at WHERE: 34 Van Dyke Street at Dwight street, Red Hook WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 7pm / 718.858.2520
MAY 21 - 27
REGINA OPERA COMPANY presents THE MAGIC FLUTE Regina Opera will present a fully-staged performance of The Magic Flute. This performance will be sung in English, with piano accompaniment. The opera is staged by Linda Lehr and conducted by José Alejandro Guzmán. Free admission. WHERE: Regina Hall, 1210 65h St at 12th ave . D to 62nd Street, N to Ft. Hamilton Parkway, or by bus: B-9, B-16, B-1. WHEN: Tuesday May 22, 7pm CONTACT: / 718.259.2772 /
A.I.R. GALLERY presents AIMEE BURG: vault A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce vault, an exhibition of new work by 2011-2012 Fellowship artist Aimée Burg. WHERE: A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front Street #228, DUMBO WHEN: Opening reception: Thursday, May 24, 6-8pm. Artist Talk: 6pm. /
THE CENTER FOR URBAN PEDAGOGY presents MAKING POLICY PUBLIC CALL ADVOCACY PARTNERS ? SEEKING COLLABORATORS CUP is seeking collaborators for the next four issues of Making Policy Public, our publication series that uses graphic and information design to explore and explain complex public policy issues. We are looking for community or advocacy organizations working on important social justice issues that could benefit from visual explanation. Advocacy partners will receive 1,000 copies of the color publication to distribute directly to their constituents and an honorarium of $1,000. CUP will manage the research, editing, art direction, and production processes. WHEN: Proposals must be received by May 6, 2012, no later than 5 pm CONTACT: Click here for details.
THE WRITERS STUDIO KW presents FREE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR BROOKLYN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS This workshop develops your creative and writing skills in a practical way. At the end of each 10 week session, students publish a magazine of their writing that is distributed at community centers, arts organizations and businesses throughout Brooklyn. WHERE: The Beacon Center at M.S. 035K, 272 MacDonough Street WHEN: Wednesdays February 29-May 2, 4-6 pm CONTACT: Spaces are limited. RSVP to Rebecca Gee at
FRESH GROUND PEPPER is a monthly event series for the development of emerging art. We provide a forum for artists of all mediums to experiment, collaborate and grow within a supportive community. FGP creates shifting guidelines and obstructions through which artists can explore fresh ideas, discover alternative styles and invent new forms. We are always looking for artists interested in working on new projects, in new mediums, and with new collaborators. Check out for more information on our 2012 season. And email to get involved.
YULIA TIKHONOVA and BROOKLYN HOUSE OF KULTURE (BHK) present an OPEN CALL - SUSTAINABILITY STARTS AT HOME Artists run workshops / hand-on teachers of sustainable practices to high school children in the neighborhood of Coney Island. The subjects of workshops are reaching about ways to save stuff and care about the future, history of the neighborhood, the generational gap, food democracy and recycling BHK is an experimental curatorial model created to allow artists to work within communities and test concepts of useful cultural production. It is a grassroots, non-profit organization which aims to present art that serves the population for the public good. BHK supports artists focusing on the medium of sociality social responsibility, participation, and dialog. WHERE: Coney Island NYCHA two days a week 2 hours, there will be some payment. WHEN: ONGOING CONTACT: /
PARENTS AS PRIMARY TEACHERS, INC. presents SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL Hands-on, folkloric drumming classes for children and their parents/guardians. Workshops include Science of sound experiments and offer literacy development through folktales. Participants can Make and take musical instruments. Discounts and scholarships available. Ongoing and upcoming Classes: West African: Apr. 21 ? Jun. 3 (no classes 5/12 or 5/13) WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave at St. Mark's Ave WHEN: Saturdays or Sundays, 10:30 - 11:30am CONTACT: / / 718.857.8487
WAGMAG a Brooklyn Art Guide, is a monthly art guide that promotes art venues and exhibitions in Brooklyn, New York, with a listing service of art exhibitions and events, with locations and times, community maps and critical reviews.
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