Events

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22 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 5 PM
Register One of the most innovative composers of his generation, Mikel Rouse has a gift for superimposing pop vernaculars onto avant-garde music. In this evening's event, we celebrate Rouse, whose archive was acquired by the Library for the Performing Arts in 2010, with a discussion about his new memoir, The World Got Away, and a listening party of his new album Language Barrier. The memoir channels Rouse’s high energy personality into an exuberant account of the precarity and pleasures of art…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Today
@ 5 PM
Outdoor
This event is first come, first serve. Warm up to the sounds of salsa with DJ Sabrosura at the Library for the Performing Arts. In partnership with Lincoln Center and their Social Dance series, the Library presents Sound Bites, our outdoor summer listen series where DJs play sounds from our archive on the terrace. On June 13, we’re joined by DJ Sabrosura, born and raised in the Bronx, who brings a unique blend of Latin roots (Salsa, Merengue) and club classics (House, Hip-Hop, Dancehall) to hi…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Outdoor Reading Room Terrace
Adults
Mon, June 17
@ 6:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
Register Play Club is like a book club, but for plays! Whether you are familiar with the art of reading plays, or looking to expand your appreciation for dramatic literature, this book club is an opportunity to read plays you have been meaning to explore or have never considered reading before. Learn about new works, discover new playwrights, and make friends! This group will read one playscript from the Library for the Performing Arts circulating collection every month, and then come together…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Online
Adults,

Book Lovers
Wed, June 19
@ 11 AM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation This performance features a reading of Glenda Armand's book Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth and a dance piece with live music that asks audience members to contemplate the significance of Juneteenth and what it means to be “free.” Artistic Direction and concept: Davalois Fearon Dancers: Davalois Fearon, Tess Mont…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Wed, June 19
@ 1 PM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation This performance features a reading of Glenda Armand's book Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth and a dance piece with live music that asks audience members to contemplate the significance of Juneteenth and what it means to be “free.” Artistic Direction and concept: Davalois Fearon Dancers: Davalois Fearon, Tess Mont…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Thu, June 20
@ 4 PM
Register Learn about the origins of the Hustle dance in New York with Maria Torres! Last year, the dancer and choreographer participated in a residency with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the Library for the Performing Arts, documenting the history and stylistic evolution of the hustle dance with dancers from the hustle community who experienced it first hand. For this event, Torres brings together those dancers to discuss highlights from their experience and revisit moments that made the…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, June 26
@ 11 AM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. Frank and Bean: The Musical? follows what happens when a quiet hotdog and a loud baked bean meet each other in the forest. Will they be friends? Can they make music together? Join us and find out! Perfect for all ages. Book & Lyrics by A. J. Freeman, music by Kristin Bair, and directed by Frank Galgano. Based on the series Frank and Bean written by Jamie Michalak,…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Wed, June 26
@ 1 PM
David Vaughan's The Dance Historian Is In
Register Dance educator and former member of the Eleo Pomare Dance Company, Dyane Harvey Salaam presents this month’s The Dance Historian Is In, along with company members Dr. Carl Paris, PhD and Robin Becker. They will venture into the mind and soul of master creative Eleo Pomare—the man, the artist, and the maker of artists. Born in Colombia, Pomare was a dancer and choreographer who trained with renowned choreographers, including José Limón, and established the Eleo Pomare Dance Company in 1…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium
Online
Adults
Wed, June 26
@ 1 PM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. Frank and Bean: The Musical? follows what happens when a quiet hotdog and a loud baked bean meet each other in the forest. Will they be friends? Can they make music together? Join us and find out! Perfect for all ages. Book & Lyrics by A. J. Freeman, music by Kristin Bair, and directed by Frank Galgano. Based on the series Frank and Bean written by Jamie Michalak,…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Wed, July 3
@ 11 AM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. Join us for a delightful musical storytime with Laura Ziegler from Just Accessible Music (JAM), who will read Cedella Marley's One Love. Together we will sing, dance, and play instruments along with this story that's adapted from Bob Marley's song, One Love. Lincoln Center celebrates Summer in the City with a free storytelling program at The Garden in Damrosch Park. Cu…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Wed, July 3
@ 1 PM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. Join us for a delightful musical storytime with Laura Ziegler from Just Accessible Music (JAM), who will read Cedella Marley's One Love. Together we will sing, dance, and play instruments along with this story that's adapted from Bob Marley's song, One Love. Lincoln Center celebrates Summer in the City with a free storytelling program at The Garden in Damrosch Park. Cu…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Wed, July 10
@ 11 AM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. Join choreographer, dance educator, and Latin jazz pioneer Maria Torres and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the Library for the Performing Arts for a storytime focusing on the music and dancing styles of Puerto Rico. Rhythms and books combine for an activity that the whole family can enjoy. Participants will listen to a story and have the chance to get up and try o…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Wed, July 10
@ 1 PM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. Join choreographer, dance educator, and Latin jazz pioneer Maria Torres and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the Library for the Performing Arts for a storytime focusing on the music and dancing styles of Puerto Rico. Rhythms and books combine for an activity that the whole family can enjoy. Participants will listen to a story and have the chance to get up and try o…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Thu, July 11
@ 6 PM
Register For decades, The American Tap Dance Foundation has shared the joy of tap dance through engaging dancers, teachers, choreographers, and tap dance enthusiasts of all ages in year-round training programs for kids, teens, and adults, premiere concert performances such as Rhythm in Motion, an Artists in Residence Program, and more.. This special event, A Celebration of the American Tap Dance Foundation at the Library for the Performing Arts, presents video and tap dance performances, alo…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, July 17
@ 11 AM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. Since 1983, Vy Higginsen’s musical, Mama, I Want To Sing! has entertained audiences around the world with its joyful celebration of Gospel music and the people who make it. The success of the musical led to the creation of Mama Foundation for the Arts, a Harlem-based non-profit organization with a two-decade history of presenting, preserving, and promoting African Ameri…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Wed, July 17
@ 1 PM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. Since 1983, Vy Higginsen’s musical, Mama, I Want To Sing! has entertained audiences around the world with its joyful celebration of Gospel music and the people who make it. The success of the musical led to the creation of Mama Foundation for the Arts, a Harlem-based non-profit organization with a two-decade history of presenting, preserving, and promoting African Ameri…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Wed, July 24
@ 11 AM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. Thorgy Thor from RuPaul‘s drag race will be narrating an illustrated book live for the whole family and performing violin! Lincoln Center celebrates Summer in the City with a free storytelling program at The Garden in Damrosch Park. Curated by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, each story time event focuses on narratives perfect for all ages. There a…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Wed, July 24
@ 1 PM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. Thorgy Thor from RuPaul‘s drag race will be narrating an illustrated book live for the whole family and performing violin! Lincoln Center celebrates Summer in the City with a free storytelling program at The Garden in Damrosch Park. Curated by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, each story time event focuses on narratives perfect for all ages. There a…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Wed, July 31
@ 11 AM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. One Saturday, Varun joins his grandfather (or Thatha in Tamil) and his sister Varsha at her Bharatanatyam lesson. Both kids learn that their Thatha was and is still an excellent dancer and dancing is something they can enjoy as a family. Join choreographer and dance educator Sahasra Sambamoorthi and her friends from her dance school and company Navatman as they explo…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Wed, July 31
@ 1 PM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. One Saturday, Varun joins his grandfather (or Thatha in Tamil) and his sister Varsha at her Bharatanatyam lesson. Both kids learn that their Thatha was and is still an excellent dancer and dancing is something they can enjoy as a family. Join choreographer and dance educator Sahasra Sambamoorthi and her friends from her dance school and company Navatman as they explo…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Wed, August 7
@ 11 AM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. A children's play about NYPL's first Puerto Rican Librarian. Lincoln Center celebrates Summer in the City with a free storytelling program at The Garden in Damrosch Park. Curated by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, each story time event focuses on narratives perfect for all ages. There are two ways to access this free event: 1. General Admission,…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families
Wed, August 7
@ 1 PM
Outdoor
This program will happen twice, at both 11am and 1pm. The event at 1:00 pm will include American Sign Language interpretation. A children's play about NYPL's first Puerto Rican Librarian. Lincoln Center celebrates Summer in the City with a free storytelling program at The Garden in Damrosch Park. Curated by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, each story time event focuses on narratives perfect for all ages. There are two ways to access this free event: 1. General Admission,…
The Garden in Damrosch ParkChildren,

Families