Upcoming events

Tue, Jul 2, 2019 - Sun, Nov 3, 2019

"Invention in the Face of Intolerance: Building Our Modern City" at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

Early 19th-century New York was a place of tremendous transformation. This once agrarian landscape became a bustling metropolis through dramatic feats of infrastructure: the Grid street system, the Erie Canal, the Croton Aqueduct, which brought fresh water to the greater public for the first time. Much of this transformation was initiated by European immigrants – from the inventors and engineers who worked with imported European building manuals to the day laborers who performed hard and dangerous labor. This exhibit traces the development of the city to these heady days.
Thu, Aug 29, 2019 - Sat, Sep 21, 2019

"Tech Support" at 59E59 Theaters

Life has become too complicated for technophobe and antique book seller, Pamela Stark. Pam’s world is soon turned upside down when, instead of providing assistance with her printer, the tech support guy, “Chip,” offers her choices for different centuries. In each era, this reluctant time-traveler saves lives as she is hurled from decade to decade. Pam’s emotional and witty journey finally ends with one last rescue—her own.
Sat, Sep 7, 2019 - Sun, Sep 29, 2019

"Only Yesterday" at 59E59 Theaters

Paul McCartney and John Lennon together again for one night only. This intimate play by Hollywood writer Bob Stevens (The Wonder Years, Murphy Brown, Malcolm in the Middle) brings to life a little-known night when John and Paul were becoming the most famous men on earth. After months of performing for arenas of fans, John and Paul find themselves stranded in a cheap motel room in Key West. They do what many young men do when they’re bored—get drunk and have some laughs. But as their talk turns serious, they bond over the revelation of childhood events and find inspiration for the music that changed our lives
Tue, Sep 10, 2019 - Sun, Oct 20, 2019

"Fern Hill" at 59E59 Theaters

By Michael Tucker, with Jill Eikenberry, John Glover, David Rasche, Jodi Long, and Ellen Parker. Three couples in their golden years, thick as thieves, are gathered at Sunny and Jer's farmhouse to celebrate milestone birthdays that span three decades. The foundation of their long friendship is honesty and support – as well as a commitment to the enjoyment of food, wine and laughter. They're so close that Sunny suggests that they all move in together—to live and work and assist one another as they grow older. Their companionship is put to the test, however, when a marital betrayal is discovered. The bonds of loyalty and truth are explored in this mature comedy.
Thu, Sep 12, 2019 - Sat, Oct 12, 2019

Crossing the Line Festival at FIAF

Experience innovative works by compelling French, Francophone, and American artists in six venues across New York City during Crossing the Line Festival, the French Institute Alliance Française's annual arts festival.
Thu, Sep 12, 2019 - Sat, Oct 12, 2019

FIAF presents The Host and the Cloud - Pierre Huyghe

A former ethnographic museum outside of Paris provides the setting for French artist Pierre Huyghe’s investigation into the nature of ritual. Centering on three separate days—the Day of the Dead, Valentine’s Day, and May Day—over the course of a year, Huyghe captures a group of people circulating in the museum and being exposed to external influences, that they repeat and modify. In navigating through the galleries, as well as history, various proceedings come into focus: a legal trial, a dance, a hypnosis session, and a coronation, among others. These live situations are presented by professionals or reinterpreted by people wearing masks of light. The Host and the Cloud, will play on a continuous loop in the FIAF Gallery throughout Crossing the Line, from Sep 12-Oct 12.
Wed, Sep 18, 2019 - Sun, Sep 22, 2019

York Theatre Company presents "Rendevous with Marlene"

Rendezvous with Marlene is based on a three-hour phone exchange between the legendary Marlene Dietrich and international stage star Ute Lemper in 1988 in Paris. After receiving the Moliére Award for her performance in Cabaret in Paris, Ute sent a postcard to Marlene, essentially apologizing for all the media attention comparing her to Marlene Dietrich. Lemper was just at the beginning of her career in theatre and music, whereas Dietrich was looking back on a long, fulfilled life of movies, music, incredible collaborations, love stories, and stardom. In this one-woman presentation written by Ms. Lemper, she shares Marlene’s story by singing fabulous songs from all the chapters of her life, from the Berlin cabaret years to her fabulous Burt Bacharach collaborations. Songs include “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “Just a Gigolo.”
Fri, Sep 20, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

"Papillion" at 58th Street Library

Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. Directed by Michael Noer. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Christopher Fairbank
Wed, Sep 25, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Jérôme Bel's "Isadora Duncan" at Florence Gould Hall

Iconoclastic choreographer Jérôme Bel returns to FIAF with a new piece commissioned by Crossing the Line and inspired by Isadora Duncan's celebrated autobiographical work My Life. The US premiere of this solo piece performed by Catherine Gallant, a New York-based dancer, historian, and Duncan specialist, is the culmination of Bel's series of portraits of dancers. Isadora Duncan examines an artistic pioneer from her American roots to her ultimate demise in France. The piece uncovers a woman who was a feminist, Darwinist, communist, and an advocate of free love. In bringing the same spontaneity, naturalness, and freedom she exhibited in life to the stage, she established the origins of modern dance.
Fri, Sep 27, 2019 - Sun, Oct 20, 2019

"Round Table" at 59E59 Theaters

Zach is a medieval scholar and devotee of LARP (Live Action Role Playing); Laura ghost-writes romance novels. They meet at the crossroads of the competing realities they create and live in. Round Table is a comedy about pretending to be what you already are.
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