524 West 59th Street,
Room 08.64 NB
New York City, NY 10019
SELECTED 2012-2013 CULTURAL EVENTS
Capital of Capital: New York’s Banks and the Creation of a Global Economy
The Museum of the City of New York
Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 11:00AM
About: “Capital of Capital: New York's Banks and the Creation of a Global Economy explores how the economic dynamo that is New York was made possible in great measure by its innovative and controversial banking sector. Tracing the trajectory of the city’s banks from the founding of the Bank of New York by Alexander Hamilton in 1784 to their primacy in today’s nation and world, the exhibition utilizes rare historical objects and images, including banking instruments, architectural renderings, and advertisements, to tell a fascinating saga of growth, innovation, and, at times, unintended consequences. In so doing, it also reveals how New York City’s particular circumstances—geography, human capital, and political alignments—helped make finance a major component not only of Gotham’s economy but also of its identity. ”
Glengarry Glen Ross
Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 8:00pm
About: “Glengarry Glen Ross centers on a competitive group of real estate salesmen who've gotten more than a little desperate during the reign of Reaganomics. A new car is offered to the salesman who sells the most, but things become cutthroat as new employees are brought in, and everyone fights to keep their jobs. ” Starring Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale, David Harbour, Jeremy Shamos, Richard Schiff, and John C. McGinley.
The Supreme Court and the Obama Administration
92nd Street Y
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 8:00pm
About: “The President has long been considered the most powerful figure in the US—but John Roberts’s Supreme Court during the Obama years is challenging that premise. “Go inside the walls of the Supreme Court with CNN legal analyst and best-selling author Jeffrey Toobin as he depicts the highest court in the land’s unprecedented ideological war with President Obama.”
The Metropolitan Opera
Monday, November 26, 2012 at 7:30pm
About: “The Met’s unforgettable production of Verdi’s ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska and Hui He. They share the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radamès, played by Marco Berti and Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Dolora Zajick and Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts this revival, which features recent choreography by Alexei Ratmansky.” A synopsis of the opera can be found at the website below.
Creatures of Light
American Museum of Natural History
Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11:00am
About: “The American Museum of Natural History's Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence is a new exhibition about the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards across the Northeast to the deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Rare among plants and animals that live on land, the ability to glow—that is, to generate light through a chemical reaction—is much more common in the ocean, where up to 90 percent of animals at depths below 700 meters (2,300 feet) are bioluminescent. "Creatures of Light reveals to the public some of the most magical, wondrous, and truly extraordinary creatures and phenomena to be found in the natural world," says Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History. "The exhibition will take visitors to such fascinating places as a bioluminescent bay and the far depths of the ocean, explain why and how certain animals create 'living light,' and help us all better understand the vast and glorious ecosystem of which we are just a part."
American Ballet Theatre
Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 1:00pm
About: “Magical toy soldiers, sparkling snowflakes, mischievous mice, and all the enchanting inhabitants of E.T.A. Hoffmann's whimsical world return to BAM for the winter holidays in this acclaimed production of The Nutcracker, presented by the renowned American Ballet Theatre and choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky. Performed with a live orchestra, together with extraordinary sets and costumes by Tony® Award winner Richard Hudson (The Lion King), The Nutcracker is bound to be a treasured memory for years to come. It is no wonder The New York Times praised, „American Ballet Theatre has a production like no other, made with complete theatrical authority from first to last. The poetry of Alexei Ratmansky's vision is very striking. I'm impatient to see it again.‟”
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World—pending*
El Museo del Barrio
Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:00pm
About: “The exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the World is the culmination of nearly a decade of collaborative research and scholarship organized by El Museo del Barrio in conjunction with the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Presenting work at the three museums and accompanied by an ambitious range of programs and events, Caribbean: Crossroads offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the diverse and impactful cultural history of the Caribbean basin and its diaspora. More than 500 works of art spanning four centuries illuminate changing aesthetics and ideologies and provoke meaningful conversations about topics ranging from commerce and cultural hybridity to politics and pop culture.”
For more info: http://caribbeancrossroads.org/ *Tickets are not yet confirmed.
Nuyorican Poets Café
236 E. 3rd Street, NY, NY
About: “The Nuyorican presents groundbreaking works of literature, music, theater, performance art, poetry slam, hip hop, visual art and champions established as well as rising artists from every background imaginable.” “The Cafe is the most integrated place on the planet”- Allen Ginsberg
Source: http://www.nuyorican.org/ *Tickets are not available this far in advance.
Potential dates include Wednesday, January 2nd at 7:00 or 9:00pm, or Thursday, January 10th, 17th, or 24th at 9:00pm. If you would like to participate in this event, please be sure that you will be available on the dates listed.
The Metropolitan Opera
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:30pm
About: “Anita Rachvelishvili, the sultry Carmen who made a sensational Met debut in 2010, sings the title role in Richard Eyre’s fast-moving hit production of the tragic tale. Rising tenor Yonghoon Lee is Don José, whose doomed love for Carmen destroys them both. Kate Royal is the loyal Micaëla and Teddy Tahu Rhodes sings the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo. Michele Mariotti conducts in his Met debut.” A synopsis can be found at the website below.
Blood on the Fields
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Friday, February 22, 2013 at 8:00pm
About: “Eighteen years after its premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Wynton Marsalis‟ Pulitzer-winning epic jazz oratorio on slavery and freedom receives its Rose Theater debut in its entirety with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. A high-level conversation with the history of jazz, with a superb vernacular libretto, “Blood on the Fields” remains one of Marsalis‟ greatest works, reinforcing his dictum that “all jazz is modern.” Rising star baritone Gregory Porter, scat-master Kenny Washington, and the great contralto Paula West reprise the vocal roles.”
Paley Center for Media*
25 W 52nd Street, NY, NY
Sunday, March 10, 2013
About: “The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.”
*A request is being placed for Sunday, March 10th, though it has not yet been confirmed. If you are interested in attending this event, please be sure that you will be available on the weekends in March so that you may still attend if March 10th is not available for a group visit.
Ellis Island Immigration Museum*
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 10:00am
About: “The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and is one of the country's most popular historic sites. In 2001, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, unveiled the American Family Immigration History Center®. This exciting family research facility at Ellis Island provides visitors with advanced computer and multimedia technology, printed materials, and professional assistance for investigating immigration history, family documentation, and genealogical exploration. ”
*A request for tickets for Sunday, 4/7/13 has been submitted but has not yet been confirmed.
Museum of Arts and Design*
2 Columbus Circle, NY, NY
Saturday, April 21, 2013 at 1:30pm
About: “The Museum of Arts and Design (“MAD”) explores the blur zone between art, design, and craft today. Accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1991, MAD focuses on contemporary creativity and the ways in which artists and designers from around the world transform materials through processes ranging from the artisanal to the digital.”
*A request was placed for Saturday, April 21st with Saturday, April 28th as an alternate date. If you are interested in participating in this event, please be sure that you will be available on either date.
Sony Wonder Technology Lab*
550 Madison Avenue, NY, NY
About: “Explore exciting NEW exhibits in a dynamic, state-of the art facility that brings technology and creativity together to make learning experiential, entertaining and fun. Located in mid-town Manhattan, SWTL inspires creativity in a high-quality, engaging, and family friendly learning environment.”
More info: http://sonywondertechlab.com/vs-exhibits.html *Reservations for the Sony Wonder Tech Lab can only be made a maximum of 3 months in advance. If you are interested in attending this event, please be sure that you will be available either May 4th or 11th. Details will be confirmed in March.