Scott Stringer News

League of Independent Theater to Hold Rally for Endorsed 2017 CandidatesLeague of Independent Theater to Hold Rally for Endorsed 2017 Candidates
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The League of Independent Theater (LIT) will hold a rally for the candidates they've endorsed in the 2017 New York City election races on Tuesday, May 23 at 1pm on the steps of the Kraine Theatre at 85 E. 4th St in Manhattan. Many of the candidates chosen participated in LIT's Meet the Candidates forum in March, also at The Kraine Theater. Some of the candidates expected to attend the rally include: (more...)

League of Independent Theater Unveils First Round of Candidate EndorsementsLeague of Independent Theater Unveils First Round of Candidate Endorsements
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The League of Independent Theater (LIT) has released their first round of endorsements in the 2017 New York City election races. (more...)

Joel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Tovah Feldshuh, David Hyde Pierce and More Set for First-Ever New York Reading of Elie Weisel's NIGHTJoel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Tovah Feldshuh, David Hyde Pierce and More Set for First-Ever New York Reading of Elie Weisel's NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust joins with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to honor the memory of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who died on July 2, 2016, by presenting a community reading of his landmark memoir NIGHT, which tells of his experience in German concentration camps with his father during the Holocaust. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Fete Austin Pendleton at LOVE N' COURAGE GalaTheater for the New City to Fete Austin Pendleton at LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theater for the New City's Executive Director, Crystal Field, has announced that they will honor celebrated actor/director/teacher Austin Pendleton at this year's annual fundraising gala LOVE N' COURAGE. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYC Parks Transforms White Park Into East Harlem OasisPhoto Flash: NYC Parks Transforms White Park Into East Harlem Oasis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, joined City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Congressman Charlie Rangel, Diane Collier, chair of Community Board 11, Friends of White Park and multiple community and children's groups to cut the ribbon on reconstructed White Park in East Harlem/El Barrio. The park has been reconstructed to better suit the needs of people of various ages and abilities, and to provide additional play and educational value for the neighborhood's children and young adults. (more...)

Guns & Chritianity & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEENGuns & Chritianity & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Point Foundation Honors Greg Louganis & Pete Nowalk at Spring GalaPhoto Coverage: Point Foundation Honors Greg Louganis & Pete Nowalk at Spring Gala
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 12, 2016

More than 400 guests joined Olympians and stars of stage and screen to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students at the annual Point Honors gala the landmark New York Public Library last night. The evening celebrated the accomplishments of Point Foundation's (Point), higher education scholarship recipients. More than $500,000 was raised for Point, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit. (more...)

Theater for the New City Appreciation Day to Be HeldTodayTheater for the New City Appreciation Day to Be HeldToday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

In 2013, the year Theater for the New City burned its mortgage, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer declared January 26 to be Theater for the New City Appreciation Day. This year, the theater is celebrating with festivities on that day beginning at 7:00 PM. There will be a benefit bake sale, performances by Kitty Lunn and the dance/percussion troupe COBU and a special presentation by playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Host Annual Gala in FebruaryTheater for the New City to Host Annual Gala in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Two New Yorkers who have been staunch advocates of new works for the theater - the late actress and philanthropist Betsy Von Furstenberg, along with sculptor and painter Donn Russell - will be honored when Theater for the New City, the Lower East Side theater complex now in its 30th year, presents its annual fundraising gala LOVE N' COURAGE on February 22 at 6 pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan), it has been announced by Crystal Field, TNC's Executive Director. (more...)

Theater for the New City Appreciation Day to Be Held Jan 26Theater for the New City Appreciation Day to Be Held Jan 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

In 2013, the year Theater for the New City burned its mortgage, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer declared January 26 to be Theater for the New City Appreciation Day. This year, the theater is celebrating with festivities on that day beginning at 7:00 PM. There will be a benefit bake sale, performances by Kitty Lunn and the dance/percussion troupe COBU and a special presentation by playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie. (more...)

Frank Boyd's THE HOLLER SESSIONS Set for PS122's COIL FestivalFrank Boyd's THE HOLLER SESSIONS Set for PS122's COIL Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

As part of the eleventh edition of the COIL Festival, Performance Space 122, in partnership with Paradise Factory, present the New York premiere of The Holler Sessions, written and performed by Seattle-based performer Frank Boyd in collaboration with the TEAM. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYWF Gala Honors FUN HOME's Lisa Kron and Jeanine TesoriPhoto Flash: NYWF Gala Honors FUN HOME's Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

On Thursday evening, The New York Women's Foundation (NYWF) held its annual Fall Gala in The Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The evening's honorees included Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, creators of the Tony Award-winning musical, FUN HOME, and corporate honoree Citi. TODAY's Hoda Kotb served as the evening's Mistress of Ceremony. The event raised $680,000 which will help to support NYWF's more than 70 women-led, community grantee-partner organizations. Scroll down for photos from the gala! (more...)

Photo Flash: Actors from Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Performs at Carmine's 25th Anniversary CelebrationPhoto Flash: Actors from Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Performs at Carmine's 25th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Carmine's on the Upper West Side (2450 Broadway, NYC, 212-362-2200, carminesnyc.com) celebrated its 25th anniversary on Monday evening in grand fashion. Broadway actors from 'Jersey Boys' -- Joseph Leo Bwarie, Richard Blake and Miles Aubrey -- along with Preston Truman Boyd from 'On the 20th Century' performed for party guests and enjoyed Carmine's classic Italian favorites. (more...)

NYC Parks Hosts High Bridge FestivalNYC Parks Hosts High Bridge Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

On Saturday, July 25, 2015, NYC Parks joined Comptroller Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Councilmembers Ydanis Rodriguez, Mark Levine and Vanessa L. Gibson, Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, State Senator Adriano Espaillat and community members to kick off the High Bridge Festival. (more...)

NYC Parks Cuts Ribbon on Restored Historic John T. Brush StairwayNYC Parks Cuts Ribbon on Restored Historic John T. Brush Stairway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP joined New York Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost, Executive Vice President of Communications and Senior Advisor to the CEO for the San Francisco Giants Staci Slaughter, former New York Met and Yankee Lee Mazzilli, Assembly Member Herman D. Farrell, Jr. and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez to cut the ribbon on the newly restored historic John T. Brush Stairway on the 102nd anniversary of its dedication. The stairway connects Edgecombe Avenue at 158th Street in Washington Heights to the Harlem River Driveway where the old Polo Grounds used to sit. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sing for Hope Pianos to Return to NYC This SummerPhoto Flash: Sing for Hope Pianos to Return to NYC This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Sing for Hope is thrilled to announce that the Sing for Hope Pianos will return to New York City for the fourth time in Summer 2015. In partnership with the City of New York and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, this year's program features fifty artist-designed pianos placed throughout the five boroughs from June 5-June 21 for all to enjoy. Scroll down for a look at last year's event! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sing for Hope Pianos to Return to NYC This SummerPhoto Flash: Sing for Hope Pianos to Return to NYC This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Sing for Hope is thrilled to announce that the Sing for Hope Pianos will return to New York City for the fourth time in Summer 2015. In partnership with the City of New York and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, this year's program features fifty artist-designed pianos placed throughout the five boroughs from June 5-June 21 for all to enjoy. Scroll down for a look at last year's event! (more...)

CCCADI Breaks Ground Today on New Cultural Center in East HarlemCCCADI Breaks Ground Today on New Cultural Center in East Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), the nation's foremost Afro-Caribbean cultural center, will break ground today, 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...)

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...)

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