Carlos dos Santos, Jr. – CUNY Dance Initiative

November 2, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

A native of Brazil, dancer / choreographer Carlos Dos Santos’ credits include works for Colorado Ballet, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, American Dance Festival, and DanceBrazil. As part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, he presents four new works that welcome and celebrate diversity in New York.

Cost: Reserved seating: $10; Students: Free

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street
Bronx NY 10451

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Uptown Nights: Sacred Rebel

October 26, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Join us for a concert celebrating #BlackGirlMagic and the alchemical power of music to move, affirm, liberate and uplift. Three women known for moving the crowd bring their artistry together for an evening of music, movement and visuals. DJ, percussionist and sound chemist Val Jeanty performs ‘VodouElectro’ with Sirene Dantor Oliyaya Rene. Called “a new American Badass” by Time Out New York, singer-producer Neycha returns to perform the rebel music acid hip-hop anthems for which she is perhaps best known from her three-album discography coupled with a curated set of timely covers that examine music as the sanctuary we enter to rant, release and retune. DC born Ghanaian singer-songwriter YahZarah, who has shared the stage with the Roots, Outcast and Lenny Kravitz, brings her electric, ceremonial healing powers of song full throttle performing from her four-album body of work and new music!

Cost: $25

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

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Latin Ballet of Virginia – NuYoRican

October 20, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

In its Hostos debut, Latin Ballet of Virginia performs NuYoRican, based on the true stories of Puerto Rican migrants to the United States and their triumph as they faced discrimination, assimilation, and political stigma upon their arrival after World War II.

Cost: General admission: $20; students: $5
Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street
Bronx NY 10451

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Tuesdays Swing in Harlem! Swing Dance & Lindy Hop Classes

September 18, 2018 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm (Until December 31, 2018)

On Tuesdays, Harlem swings!

Learn Harlem’s most famous dance of the Lindy Hop! Bring a bottle of water and wear comfy shoes for some good cultural fun and a wonderful experience

Please note, individuals who are 18 yrs and younger will be admitted FREE of charge; children 12 yrs and younger MUST be accompanied by an adult. Thank you!

Cost: $7

Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center
34 West 134th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd & Fifth Ave
New York NY 10037

More Info: https://www.harlemswingdance.org/harlem-swing-dance-classes

Summerstage: “Mr. Gaga” with Gallim (film & dance performance)

August 22, 2018 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Following him during a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary, “Mr. Gaga,” will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of eight years, director, Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsals with unseen footage and breathtaking dance sequences. The evening will begin with a performance by the electrifyingly uncompromising, Brooklyn-based contemporary company, GALLIM. Making their SummerStage debut, the company, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, is led by former Batsheva Ensemble member, Andrea Miller, who was recently named the 2017/2018 Artist in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the first choreographer to ever hold that distinction.

Doors open at 7:00 PM; screening: 8:00 PM.

Featuring a pre-show workshop at 6:00 PM: GAGA/ People Masterclass. Entry to the pre-show workshop requires RSVP. For more information click here.

Entry to the main show is free and does not require RSVP. Admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached.

Cost: FREE
Central Park – Summerstage
71st Street and East River Drive
New York NY 10021

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Jazzmobile – Summerfest 55 – Harlem | Havana – Yunior Terry, OYU ORO Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble

August 15, 2018  7:00pm – 8:30pm

YUNIOR TERRY, bassist – Born in Cuba and regarded as one of New York City most sought-after bass player, Yunior Terry is recognized for his big sound, versatility and contagious rhythm. He attended CalArts where he expanded his musical horizon under Charlie Haden, Derek Oles (Poland), Rajeev Taranath (India) and Alfred Ladzekpo (Ghana)Awards: Van Lier Fellowship (Meet the Composer). Yunior Terry has performed with Steve Coleman, Jerry Gonzales and Fort Apache, Lila Downs, Jeff Tain Watts, Eddie Palmieri, The late Hilton Ruiz, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Steve Turre, Jane Bunnett and his brother Yosvany Terry. Terry leads his own band “Son de Altura”, created to innovate as well as to preserver the legacy of Cuban music; releasing his first album as a leader “Mi Bajo Danzón ” published by Palo Santo Music.

Oyu Oro is the brainchild of Danys “La Mora” Perez ─ international Afro-Cuban folklore performer, choreographer, teacher and dance ethnologist from Santiago de Cuba. The company is committed to the preservation of Afro-Cuban folklore as well as to encouraging the cross-cultural understanding of the dance and music forms derived from African culture.

Oyu Oro aspires to create a work that will serve as an informational tool for the researchers in the academic field as well as a source of enjoyment for audiences of all ages and multicultural backgrounds who seek a greater development of “art among people.

Cost: FREE
Grant’s Tomb – General Grant National Memorial
Riverside Drive and 122nd Street
New York NY 10027

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Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: Yoruba Remixed! A Sonic Journey Through the Sounds & Vibes of the African Diaspora

August 5, 2018 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join the Caribbean Cultural Center as they celebrate the legacy of its founder, Marta Moreno Vega with music and dance inspired by West African Yoruba traditions. Dance performances by the Something Positive Dance Company open and close this evening that also features live music from Puerto Rican percussion ensemble Yuba Iré and two celebrated Miami bands—Philbert Armenteros y Los Herederos and PALO! In between, world-renowned DJs keep the vibe going with sets of remixed Yoruba songs.

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Damrosch Park
175 West 62nd Street btwn Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
New York NY 10023

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Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: Made in NYC: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance

August 5, 2018 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

For this 50th birthday celebration, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance calls upon some of its favorite artists—many of whom got their start with CTMD—for an eclectic, energetic afternoon of music reflecting the diversity of New York City’s neighborhoods. Among the guests are klezmer pioneer Andy Statman, Irish-American supergroup Cherish the Ladies, the groundbreaking Afro-Colombian band, Grupo Rebolu, and the miraculous Guinean dancer, drummer, and singer, Sidiki Conde and his group Tokounou.

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Damrosch Park
175 West 62nd Street btwn Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
New York NY 10023

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Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: Dance Theatre of Harlem ALA.NI

August 4, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

For 50 years, Dance Theatre of Harlem has been spreading a message of empowerment through the arts. In recent years, the historic company has used its superlative, multi-ethnic group of artists to present a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. For this celebratory evening, the company dances signature works that embody this impressive legacy. The magic of the night begins with London-born, Paris-based singer-songwriter ALA.NI, who brings the spirit of Billie Holiday and Judy Garland to her jewel box of intimate songs.

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Damrosch Park
175 West 62nd Street btwn Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
New York NY 10023

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Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: La Casita – Poetry

August 4, 2018 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Through poetry, music, and stories, a powerful community of artist-activists give voice to the everyday heroes working to uphold and extend LGBTQ, women’s, civil, immigrant, and human rights.

Poetry: Timothy DuWhite, el-Walad, Amanda Gorman, Randall Horton, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Fred Moten, José Olivarez, Purvi Shah, Danez Smith, and Frank Waln
Music: Bohio Music, Los Pleneros de la 21, Madison McFerrin, Soul Inscribed, and Ulali Project
MC: Falú

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Hearst Plaza
30 Lincoln Center Plaza btwn 64th and 65th Streets
New York NY 10023

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