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CCCADI to Break Ground 9/16 on New Cultural Center in East HarlemCCCADI to Break Ground 9/16 on New Cultural Center in East Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), the nation's foremost Afro-Caribbean cultural center, will break ground September 16 at 10:00 AM at the former firehouse at 120 E. 125th Street which it is renovating into a cultural center for East Harlem. (more...)

From the Musicians Union: Met Opera Musicians Rally to Extend Good Faith NegotiationsFrom the Musicians Union: Met Opera Musicians Rally to Extend Good Faith Negotiations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

This morning, the Met Orchestra and supporters rallied in Dante Park in front of Lincoln Center before resuming federally mediated negotiations under a 72-hour threat of lockout imposed by opera manager Peter Gelb. The musicians and other Met Opera artists and craftspeople, along with elected officials in NYC and the New York Times in an editorial, have called on Peter Gelb to continue negotiating in good faith and lift his threat of lockout, which Gelb has extended to 72-hours past the contract deadline expiring at midnight last night. (more...)

Born for Broadway 5 Set for Merkin Concert Hall, 10/13Born for Broadway 5 Set for Merkin Concert Hall, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Born for Broadway has announced that its fifth annual celebrity cabaret, featuring Broadway and TV stars donating their time and talent, will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th Street, on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8 PM. Proceeds will benefit Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, a nonprofit that supports international advocacy, education, and spinal cord injury research. (more...)

THE MODEL BLOCK: AN EXHIBIT Opens Today at FABnycTHE MODEL BLOCK: AN EXHIBIT Opens Today at FABnyc
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Today, April 8th, Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) and the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design (CUISD) will host an opening for The Model Block: An Exhibit. (more...)

THE MODEL BLOCK: AN EXHIBIT to Open 4/8 at FABnycTHE MODEL BLOCK: AN EXHIBIT to Open 4/8 at FABnyc
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

On Tuesday, April 8th, Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) and the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design (CUISD) will host an opening for The Model Block: An Exhibit. (more...)

Chinatown Restaurant Week Wants NYC to #SpringforChinatown, 3/14-30Chinatown Restaurant Week Wants NYC to #SpringforChinatown, 3/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

#SpringforChinatown signals an early Spring with the 3(rd) Annual Chinatown Restaurant Week March 14 to 30. Participating restaurants listed below will offer unique and diverse menu options with various prices befitting each particular venue. (more...)

122 Community Center Ground Breaking Set for 11/20122 Community Center Ground Breaking Set for 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

On November 20, Council Member Rosie Mendez, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin, and NYC Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David J. Burney along with leaders from the four arts and service organizations that comprise 122 Community Center (AIDS Service Center NYC, Mabou Mines, Painting Space 122, and Performance Space 122) will break ground at 122 Community Center, a former public school located at 150 First Avenue. The event signals the beginning of Phase II of a $35 million city-funded construction and renovation project that will upgrade and enhance the19th century historic building and increase the space from 35,000 sq. ft. to 43,000 sq. ft. (more...)

Photo Flash: Coney Island USA's 4th Annual Coney Island Children's Halloween ParadePhoto Flash: Coney Island USA's 4th Annual Coney Island Children's Halloween Parade
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

On Saturday, October 26th 2013, Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Alliance for Coney Island, and Coney Island USA hosted the fourth annual Coney Island Children's Halloween Parade. The event drew over 1,500 participants to MCU park, where families were treated to live music, magicians, face painting, and costumed characters before embarking on a parade along the famed Coney Island boardwalk. Upon arriving at Luna Park, participants were given free admission to rides. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BORN FOR BROADWAY 4 Set for 54 Below TodayBORN FOR BROADWAY 4 Set for 54 Below Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

BORN FOR BROADWAY's fourth annual celebrity cabaret, featuring Broadway and TV stars donating their time and talent to raise money for paralysis-based organizations, will take place at 54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, tonight, September 30, 2013. Doors will open to the public at 8:45 PM with a 9:30 PM curtain. (more...)

BORN FOR BROADWAY 4 to Play 54 Below, 9/30BORN FOR BROADWAY 4 to Play 54 Below, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013

BORN FOR BROADWAY has announced that their fourth annual celebrity cabaret, featuring Broadway and TV stars donating their time and talent to raise money for paralysis-based organizations, will be take place at 54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, on Monday September 30, 2013. (more...)

New York City AIDS Memorial Reaches $4 Million Fundraising GoalNew York City AIDS Memorial Reaches $4 Million Fundraising Goal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 - The New York City AIDS Memorial's Board of Directors (http://nycaidsmemorial.org) today announced that the organization has reached its initial goal of $4 million to finance the design and construction of the new memorial, which will be located in the planned St. Vincent's Hospital Park at the intersection of West 12th Street and Greenwich Avenue in the West Village neighborhood. The memorial will honor the 100,000+ New Yorkers who have died from AIDS, celebrate the caregivers and activists who fought against it, and educate current and future generations about the history of the AIDS crisis and the ongoing struggle to defeat the disease. (more...)

Pride Parade Party, Time Square Social, Gay Walking Tour and More Set for TheMenEvent, Summer 2013Pride Parade Party, Time Square Social, Gay Walking Tour and More Set for TheMenEvent, Summer 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Here is the exciting new list of events from TheMenEvent: Macy's Celebrates Pride, TheMenEvent Annual Pride Parade Party, Gay Walking Tour: Central Park (New Event) and more! (more...)

Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock and More Attend DCTV's Groundbreaking in NYCMichael Moore, Morgan Spurlock and More Attend DCTV's Groundbreaking in NYC
by Movies News Desk - May 7, 2013

Earlier today New York City officials Kate Levin, Scott Stringer, Margaret Chin and Gale Brewer were joined by acclaimed filmmakers Michael Moore (Bowling For Columbine); Matthew O'Neill (China's Unnatural Disaster, Redemption), and Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) at a ceremony to mark the groundbreaking of Downtown Community Television Center's new documentary-only theater. The groundbreaking marks a significant milestone for Downtown Community Television (DCTV), a cultural fixture in Lower Manhattan since 1972 founded by the award-winning filmmaking team Jon Alpert & Keiko Tsuno. (more...)

Christine Ebersole Brings STRINGS ATTACHED to 92Y, 5/16Christine Ebersole Brings STRINGS ATTACHED to 92Y, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Two-time Tony Award-winning singer/actress Christine Ebersole joins jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein and his trio for Strings Attached, a special late-afternoon performance at 92nd Street Y on Thursday, May 16 at 4 pm. Ebersole and the trio showcase classics standards from the '20s and '30s by Fats Waller ("Jitterbug Waltz"), Cole Porter "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye"), Johnny Mercer ("This Time the Dream's on Me") and George Gershwin ("Shall We Dance"). Strings Attached debuted in November 2011 at a sold-out engagement at Birdland Jazz Club; this performance is 92Y's annual Kathryn W. Stein Memorial Concert. (more...)

New York City AIDS Memorial Reveals Final Design RenderingsNew York City AIDS Memorial Reveals Final Design Renderings
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

The New York City AIDS Memorial's Board of Directors (http://nycaidsmemorial.org) revealed new renderings of the final design for the memorial and formally launched their capital campaign at a press conference Wednesday evening in Manhattan. (more...)

Municipal Art Society Recognized by Manhattan Borough PresidentMunicipal Art Society Recognized by Manhattan Borough President
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer took a stand today and recognized what the New Penn Station Alliance led by the Municipal Art Society (MAS) and Regional Plan Association (RPA) have already stated New York City needs a new Penn Station.In order for that to happen the Borough President recommended as did the New Penn Station Alliance that the MSG special permit to operate an arena on top of Penn Station be limited to a 10-year term.This 10-year period gives New York the time to develop a real and workable plan to move the Garden and build a world-class train station.Madison Square Garden has already had four incarnations in New York City and it's time for a fifth. (more...)

NYC Chinatown Restaurant Week Returns 3/16-31NYC Chinatown Restaurant Week Returns 3/16-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Chinatown restaurants mobilized and created the Second Annual Chinatown Restaurant Week from March 16 to 31, 2013, which offers $20.13 lunch and dinner specials that include the flavorful highlights of Shanghai, Sichuan, Hanoi, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Peking cuisines some with European, French, Italian, Mexican, and American influences. (more...)

Scott Stringer to Deliver Keynote Address at LIT's Meet the Candidates Event, 3/12Scott Stringer to Deliver Keynote Address at LIT's Meet the Candidates Event, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

On Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm The League of Independent Theater will hold a Meet The Candidates event at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in order to endorse pro-arts candidates in the 2013 City Election Cycle. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theater for the New City's Mortgage BurningPhoto Flash: Theater for the New City's Mortgage Burning
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2013

Theater for the New City's Mortgage Burning took place on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at TNC, 155 First Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets (East Village). Participants included F. Murray Abraham, David Amram, Charles Busch, Vinie Burrows, City Council Member Rosie Mendez, Assistant Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kathleen Hughes, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and surprise guests. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Manhattan BP Scott Stringer Joins Theater for the New City's Mortgage Burning Celebration TonightManhattan BP Scott Stringer Joins Theater for the New City's Mortgage Burning Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2013

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has joined the growing list of celebrities and well-wishers attending Theater for the New City's Mortgage Burning tonight, January 26, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at TNC, 155 First Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets (East Village). Other participants will include F. Murray Abraham, David Amram, Charles Busch, Vinie Burrows, City Council Member Rosie Mendez, Assistant Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kathleen Hughes, Jean-Claude Van Itallie, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and surprise guests. (more...)

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