Be Bold! Productions' Treasure Island is a rollicking musical adventure through the pages of Robert Louis Stevenson's most beloved novel . Join Jim Hawkins, on July 18th, as he takes the journey of a lifetime while seeking buried pirate booty and finding real treasure within himself.
Geppetto meshes two classic and favorite stories, Pinocchio and The Old Man and The Sea, to tell a heart-wrenching and hilarious tale of prosthetics and aging beginning on June 13th. It contemplates resilience in the face of change and loss
Pocket Utopia is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of photographs by Kris Graves on June 14th. For the past three years, Graves has focused his camera directly on Iceland and its isolation and independence. Iceland is alone in a cold sea, sparsely populated; its volcanic visage is harsh and unrelenting. Discovering, via one (mostly) drivable road, and finding what's missing from the known story, Graves shows us his Iceland.
"Paul Thek and His Circle in the 1950s," for the first time, examines the iconic American artist as a young man, placing him within a group of friends and lovers that provided an adoring audience and creative influence for his earliest works. The exhibition, through July 7th, will cover the period of this artist's work from 1954 to 1964, presenting a rare insight into the world of Paul Thek, not previously explored in any other major exhibition of his work.
NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS looks back at the history of Visual AIDS and contemporary AIDS politics, to create a glimpse into a quarter century of the disease, art and activism. The exhibition is at La MaMa La Galleria through June 30th.
Now in its fourth smash season at the Soho Playhouse and a winner of the 2008 Fringe Producers Award at FringeNYC, The Complete Performer is a bursting-to-the-entertainment-seams comedy extravaganza, starring Late Show with David Letterman's Emmy Award-winning writer Ted Greenberg. The show, playing through June 13th, may include, but is not limited to, improv, mind-reading, magic, escape artistry, mascot/puppetry, male burlesque, and modern dance
Come one, come all! Join CB #2 leaders for the opening of Adrienne's Garden, a new children's garden and playground in Greenwich Village. In loving memory of a 12 year old girl who passed all too soon, the park will memorialize her beautiful life. The opening ceremony will take place Thursday, June 6th at 11am on LaGuardia Place, just north of the LaGuardia statue.
Join MOCA for a conversation with Scott Seligman, author of the new book The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo, on June 13th. The Chinese in America endured abuse and discrimination in the late 19th century, but they had a leader and a fighter in Wong Chin Foo, whose story is a forgotten chapter in the struggle for equal rights in America. The first to use the term “Chinese American ” – it was the name he gave to New York’s first Chinese-language newspaper – Wong defended his compatriots against malicious scapegoating and urged them to become Americanized to win their rights.
Pit masters from all over the country descend on Madison Square Park to sell their succulent smoky ribs, juicy pulled pork, mouthwatering sides, desserts and drinks on June 8 & 9. There are also cooking workshops, book signings and great live blues, but the main event here are the eats.
Catch the Grammy Award winning king of NYC kid rock, Dan Zanes, and beloved folk crooner Elizabeth Mitchell, on Sunday, June 9th, in a rare no-cost concert in Robert F. Wagner Park. Other entertainment includes Native American storytelling, lawn games, and nature and art activities.