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  • The Oratorio Society of New York has been an essential part of New York City's cultural fabric. Founded in 1873 by Leopold Damrosch, the Society is the city's second oldest cultural organization.The Official Website of The Oratorio Society of New York offers information about concerts, singing opportunities, society history, and more.
  • Pow Wow registration information, contests and skill training classes.
  • Performance Space 122 is a not-for-profit arts center serving the New York City dance and performance community. P.S. 122 is committed to supporting the development of work by individual artists who create live art with an authentic vision.
  • Playbill On-Line is the world's largest source of theater information via any medium. Published by the same company that has printed Playbill Magazine on Broadway for 114 years.. At Playbill On-Line you can get the latest theatre news, purchase tickets to Broadway shows, obtain discounts on theatre tickets as well as&nbsp search an extensive listing of casting calls and job listings, order the latest theatrical merchandise from Broadway Gift Shop and much, much more.
  • The rukes are compiled by White Coyote.He provides a list of general rules and advises participants to check with the specific Powwow organizer for unique rules.
  • This is an umbrella site for PowWow events. There is a children's page and links to visual art, singing, dancing and news from Indian Country.
  • Radio City Music Hall offers one of the most diverse line-ups of shows, concerts and special events, not to mention the world famous Rockettes.
  • For over 50 years the Richmond Choral Society has been presenting classical choral music on Staten Island.
  • The Richmond County Orchestra(RCO)is a semi-professional orchestra founded in 1999 by Mr. Alan Aurelia, who is also is currently severing as music director/conductor.
  • This is the site for Rita Coolidge, winner of the Native American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement.
  • Riverside Opera Company, under the direction of Alan Aurelia, performs at various locations on Staten Island.
  • Critical analysis of the depiction of Native Americans in James Fenimore Cooper and Mark Twain.
  • A source for contemporary native American music with access to specific artists.
  • Since it opened in 1994, Smalls has been "NY's cutting edge jazz club." The club features regular bands, frequent sit-ins by legendary and simply great jazz musicians, and jam sessionsnightly from 2 AM until dawn.
  • A band of volunteer musicians, formed in 1952, who play at a variety of community events.
  • An artist's studio and gallery located on City Island in the Bronx.
  • The Staten Island Ballet presents full length classical and original ballets with its troupe of more than 20 international artists, including guests from American Ballet Theatre, the Kirov and Dance Theatre of Harlem. The SIB also conducts a professional ballet school, where nearly half its 120 students study free on scholarship. For information call (718) 980-0500.
  • Nestled within the grounds of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, The Staten Island Botanical Gardencontains many varieties of flora, as well as the first Chinese Scholar's Garden in the United States.
  • Now entering their third decade, the SI Chamber Music Players perform regularly at Veteran's Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center.
  • "The S. I. Children's Theatre Association (SICTA) is a self-supporting program of the S.I. Mental Health Society, Inc. SICTA focuses on building self-esteem and positive mental health by teaching children the value of commitment and teamwork."
  • The Staten Island Community Chorale was created to recognize the musical talent found within Staten Island, and provide a suitable forum for individuals. Our Chorale is over 40 voices strong, with representation from all parts of Staten Island.
  • The Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences presents exhibits relating to local history, arts, and environment and other topics. They maintain an extensive library of historical materials, which is open to the public by appointment. The museum is located near the ferry terminal in St. George, at 75 Stuyvesant Place
  • The Staten Island Reading Association is a Council of the New York State Reading Association, and chartered by the International Reading Association.Membership is open to all persons engaged in teaching or supervision in any school or district level, to parents, and to all others interested in the purpose of the Association.
  • Helping a child learn to read is one of the most rewarding jobs a person can do. If you have four hours a week to spare, you can experience this satisfaction by joining the Staten Island School Reading Volunteer Program. The program is operated by the SIMHS in cooperation with the New York City Department of Education, and in partnership with Time Warner Cable.
  • For over 25 years the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre has presented the works of Shakespeare (and other playwrights, as well.) The theater is located on the grounds of Seaview Hospital at 460 Brielle Avenue.
  • New York City's only general interest museum, explores the arts, natural science, and local history through permanent and changing exhibitions.
  • "This site was conceived with a very particular aim: to make the writing of modern Native American authors, particularly the poets, both more visible and more widely available. Toward that end, the sites residing on this server have been made with the collaboration of the authors. The authors see the sites before they are made public, edit these pages, contribute additional material, and select, or at least help to select, their work which is made available to be read online."
  • Sundog Theatre intends to provide to Staten Island with "local main-stage productions with paid resident actors, stage crew, and staff and a local haven for original works to evaluate and experiment with new plays and playwrights.
  • Puerto Rican-American troupe from New York's South Bronx.
  • The Waterways Project of Ten Penny Players, an arts in education program, uses the arts to integrate literacy, creative expression, publishing, performance, computer skills, and critical thinking into a curriculum created for a network of schools, libraries, community based organizations, and distant learners.
  • The creators of the Bronx Mall and Bronx Sidewalks Websites feature such Bronx cultural institutions as the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Wave Hill, the Bronx Arts Ensemble, and the Bronx Opera Company in their Cultural Mosaic Web page. Check out Bronx Mall's Calendar of Events for upcoming programs as well.
  • The Bronx Opera Company was founded in 1967. All its productions are sung in English and are performed at Lehman College's Lovinger Theatre. Bronx Opera's modest ticket prices allow its high quality professional productions to be accessible to all.
  • 400 page study from The Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin.
  • The International Center of Photography is a museum, a school and a center for photographers and photography. ICP's mission is to present photography's vital and&nbsp central place in contemporary culture, and to lead in interpretation issues central to its development.
  • Founded in 1977, the New Museum is the premier contemporary art museum in New York City and among the most important internationally. Dynamic solo exhibitions and landmark group shows define key moments in the development of contemporary art, reflect the global nature of art today, and span a vast array of cultural activities and media.
  • Provides links detailing this national historic landmark's botanical collections (such as the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's reopening), its educational programs, scientific research, and upcoming events.
  • A maritime museum and education center with galleries, children's programs, a library, archives and a working lithography studio. The collection focuses on the history of Sailor's Snug Harbor and maritime artist John A. Noble.
  • THE POINT is an emergent non-profit organization dedicated to youth development and the cultural andeconomic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx.

  • Since its organization in 1977, the Preservation League of Staten Island has supported the preservation of Staten Island's historic built environment through a variety of activities.
  • Presenting a series of concerts in New York City featuring music in open forms often involving electronics, graphic notation, performance art, fluxus, computers, and other experimental forms.
  • Twice a year this amateur group puts together a very professional operetta or musical play, often from the repertoire of Gilbert and Sullivan. Whether you want to join the production activities or simply enjoy the shows, the VLOG is certain to entertain you. Information is provided on upcoming events and past performances.
  • Theater.com is one of the most comprehensive destinations for live theater on the Internet. The site also features theater reviews, interviews, visual exerpts, show synopses, online ticket purchasing, and more.
  • Theatre Development Fund is the largest not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts in the country.TDF's website offers information on TKTS booths, TDF vouchers, ticket programs and more.
  • Information on the creation of Jansen'sWounded Knee memorial statue.
  • This site provides biographical information on a wide variety of artists and online viewing of their works. Painting, sculpture, basketweaving,silversmithing,storytelling, poetry and music. Modern and traditional artforms created by contemporary artists are represented.
  • Van Cortlandt House located in Van Cortlandt Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and its interior and exterior are designated New York City Landmarks.
  • Described as the "Carnegie Hall of Jazz clubs" and "The Mecca of Hip", the Village Vanguard has servered as the heart and soul of live jazz in Manhattan for many years.
  • Every year the Wagner College Theatre presents a full season of dramas, comedies and musicals.
  • Provides visitor information and a description of the gardens.
  • The Whitney Museum houses one of the world's foremost collections of twentieth-century American art. The Permanent Collection of some 12,000 works encompasses paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, drawings, prints, and photographs--and is still growing.
  • Information on exhibitions, collections, programs and events,research, membership,and the museum store.

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