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For Immediate Release: October 13, 2021






New York, NY - With the culmination of the historic New York City Artist Corps program this month - National Arts and Humanities Month - local artists will offer over 250 public workshops, exhibitions, performances, murals, and other free cultural engagements across the boroughs in the weeks ahead.

City Artist Corps was announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Gonzalo Casals in May 2021 as a way to support artists who live and work in NYC. Since then, the $25 million program has provided funding to thousands of artists through City Artist Corps Grants, administered in collaboration with New York Foundation for the Arts and other local partners; hundreds of City Artist Corps members have also worked with students in more than 200 NYC Department of Education schools; created murals in collaboration with ArtBridge and NYCHA residents; and engaged audiences across the city at The People’s Festival.

In addition, City Artist Corps members have participated in BeautifyNYC, which is supporting 21 projects in neighborhoods in every borough with youth participants, artists, and local arts centers. This month, the following culminating events will take place:

  • At Universe City, participants assisted farmers and learned about sustenance farming techniques and goals. A final celebratory event will be held on October 16 at 495 Osborn Street in Brooklyn from 11 am to 3 pm.
  • MakerSpace NYC participants learned about Computer Numerical Control training to create and design tree guards, and will unveil them on Sunday, October 17 at 423 Targee Avenue, Staten Island, from 2 to 4 pm.
  • Art for Self Esteem participants interviewed and created portraits of Brownsville community members. Their work will be on display on October 22 at Collective Fare, 69 Belmont Avenue, Brooklyn from 5 to 7 pm.
  • At Starseed, students learned about and used VR technology in projects expressing their ideas, which will be presented in an outdoor experiential final event where the public can engage in new worlds created by participants. Event will be held at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem.

From October 10 to 24, City Artist Corps members will be in action across NYC offering the programs and events listed below, all free of charge. For media interested in covering any of the events listed, contact

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  • Watch a video of Jamaica Center for the Arts’ new mural created as part of City Artist Corps and Carnegie Hall’s Beautify NYC project, here.

City Artist Corps Events - October 13 - 24

10/13: Tom Block (Manhattan) will present “Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander,” a new full-length play, at The Tank, 312 W 36th St, through October 16, daily at 7 pm.

10/13: Cherry Brice Jr. (Manhattan) will host a salon series focusing on the theme “The Civic Cinema”, offering a space for discussion and debate about cinema, at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave.

10/13: Jonny Goldstein and Adam Nadel (Queens) will show slides of their in-progress works - the graphic memoir, “American Colon,” and photography projects, respectively - followed by an audience discussion at Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights from 8 to 9 pm.

10/13: Valeria Olaya-Florez (Queens) will hold an open rehearsal of Rueda de Cumbia—a traditional music and dance form blended from European, African, and indigenous cultures—with opportunities for audience participation and learning at Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Blvd. and Lutheran Ave., at 5 pm.

10/13: Michael Raver (Manhattan) will hold a public reading of the original work “Control” at TheatreLab NYC, 357 W 36th St 3rd Floor, at 7 pm.

10/13: Zachary Laks (Manhattan) and partners will host a public reading of the new musical “Liner Notes on Love and Music” at Green Room 42, 570 10th Ave, at 7 pm.

10/13: Ani Taj, Stivo Arnoczy (Manhattan) and Sunny Hitt will present a dance performance in a gallery to explore the economics of dance at SOMMWHERE, 48 Ludlow St, at 7 pm. 

10/13: Agustín Grasso (Brooklyn), Eric Zolan, and Kyle Koehler will perform guitar and organ music at Bodeguita BK, 6 Suydam St, from 8 to 11 pm.

10/14: Arantxa Rodriguez (Bronx) will host a mandala coloring activity as part of Hispanic Heritage Month and to celebrate an on-site mural at Lincoln Medical Center from 3 to 7 pm.

10/14: Nancy Siesel (Brooklyn) will present portraits from “"Survivor Portraits and the Echoes of History,” comprised of environmental photographs from Holocaust survivors paired with oral recordings and family documents, at Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd St. at 13th Ave.

10/14: Malcolm Hansen (Manhattan) and guests will host “Pandemic Drafts,” a reading of excerpts from their in-progress and published works, at KGB Bar, 85 E 4th St.

10/14: Emily Johnson (Manhattan) will host an outdoor event with musical guests at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

10/14: Ben Tripp (Brooklyn) and guests will perform original and improvised music and spoken-word poetry at Evergreen Park in Ridgewood from 5 to 8 pm.

10/14: Camila Celin (Brooklyn) and guests will perform at and curate a fusion of Indian and Latin music at Rosa NY, 386 Metropolitan Ave. 

10/14: Kaiho Wong (Queens) will host a comedy show featuring diverse New York-based comedians at Grove 34, ​​3183 34th St, at 8 pm.

10/14: Zeeshan Kamran (Manhattan) will host "Your Friendly Neighborhood Alien Reception," an immersive virtual reality art gallery with pop-up shops, live musical performances, and more. All day, October 14-15.

10/14: Magaly Colimon-Christopher (Queens) will premiere “Aftershocks: A Tetralogy of Our Times,” an animation, montage, and theatre mixed-media production that explores love and life in Caribbean-American communities in NYC during the coronavirus pandemic. Online screening at 7:30 pm. Additional screenings on October 15 at 7:30 pm and October 16 at 2:30 pm. Register online here.

10/14: Amanda Miller (Manhattan) and guests will host an evening of poetry, crime fiction, live music, comedy, and trivia at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond St, at 7 pm.

10/14: Luke Cissell (Manhattan) will host a listening party for their new recorded work, “Emerald Cities,” at Chinatown Soup, 16B Orchard Street, from 7 to 9 pm.

10/14: Suejin Jung (Manhattan) will perform a live, family-friendly piano concert featuring children’s stories and an animation film at Jackie Robinson Park from 6 to 7 pm.

10/14: Todd Burbank Grennan (Brooklyn) will hold a fall literary event where queer writers writing in different styles and genres will present their work inspired by Brooklyn’s past, present, and future queer communities at Irish Haven, 5721 4th Ave, from 8 to 10 pm.

10/14: Blaze Ferrer (Brooklyn) will choreograph a live dance performance, “Gusher,” in Brooklyn. Additional performances will be held on October 15 and 16.

10/14: Krisanne Johnson (Brooklyn) will host a pop-exhibit featuring their photography of black-and-white images documenting NYC youth culture over the past ten years at their studio in Bushwick at 4 pm.

10/14: Arantxa Rodriguez (Bronx) will create a mural celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with community and staff at Lincoln Medical Center, 234 E 149th St, from 1 to 7 pm. 

10/15: Eric Emma (Manhattan) will screen “The Muck,” followed by an audience talk back focusing on the effects of migration and poverty in America, at a venue in Harlem.

10/15: Guillermo Laporta (Queens) will present a music and video composition, “Prelude to Queens,” featuring Queens residents and exploring diversity, social justice, and connections. Screening will be held at Culture Lab in Long Island City, 5-25 46th Ave.

10/15: Tessa Hughes-Freeland (Manhattan) will host “Body as Playground, Body as Battleground; Sexuality and the Female Gaze,” a screening of experimental films by 8-10 women filmmakers and panel discussion.

10/15: Jordan Dykstra (Brooklyn) will perform his new composition "GG" with 21 local musicians on each of the G train's 21 platforms, promoting playful curiosity for the train’s riders, 6 to 6:45pm and then again from 7 to 7:45pm.

10/15: Maria Liebsekind (Brooklyn) will showcase songs from her upcoming album at Bacque Recording Studios.

10/15: Felix Reyes (Brooklyn), Mark Dylan, and Carlo de Biaggio will perform original songs and covers of artists including One Republic, Queen, and Bill Withers at Roots Cafe, 639 5th Ave.

10/15: David Scott (Manhattan) will perform original songs alongside the The Dave Scott Quintet and The Dave Scott Violin Band, featuring various music instruments, at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St, from 7 to 10 pm.

10/15: Kay Wasil (Brooklyn) will host “Through the Looking Glass,” a drag tribute to Alice in Wonderland featuring interpretations of the story by eight drag artists, at The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, at 8 pm. Additional performance will be held on October 16 at 8 pm.

10/15: Stephanie Lee (Queens) will host and curate “Communicating Beyond Words,” a group exhibition of twelve artists who use letterforms as visual elements in native languages, illustration, street art, tattoo art, and more. Exhibit will be held at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, from 6 to 8 pm, with additional dates through October 31.

10/15: Harley Ngai Grieco (Brooklynn) will produce a group visual arts exhibition, “On Terrain and Emblem,” at J&M Studios, 201 46th Street Studio #204, from 6 to 9 pm. Additional dates through October 30.

10/15: Marielis Garcia (Manhattan) will perform “Entre Worlds,” a live and virtual exploration of layers of Latinx identities and influenced by philosopher Mariana Ortega’s research, at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, at 8 pm.

10/15: Fabio Rojas (Brooklyn) and his quintet will perform original compositions blending different musical traditions, including modern jazz, at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music at 8 pm.

10/15: Josefina Urraca (Queens) will perform classical piano music by Mozart, Rachmaninoff and American composers, Clement, Karnilaw and Moon, and accompanied by visual art, at Culture Lab LIC at The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave, at 6 pm.

10/15: Tebogo Malebogo, Jermaine Manigault (Manhattan) and partners will screen short films, including Jermaine Manigault's “Not Black Enough” and Tebogo Malebogo's “Heaven Reaches Down to Earth,” at Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St, from 6 to 10 pm.

10/15: Weihui Lu (Queens) will create a site-specific installation, “The End of the World is Forever,” a 42 feet scroll inspired by Chinese landscape painting to address climate change and mental health at 1639 Centre St. Rm 122 in Ridgewood from 6 to 9 pm. Exhibition will run through November 7, with gallery hours Fri-Sun, 1-6pm.

10/15: Jenny Pisani (Staten Island) will host “The Garbage We Inherit, The Garbage We Create,” a poetry event guiding writers through a transformative process reflecting on the landscape at Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery, 2240 Richmond Ave, from 7 to 8:30 pm.

10/16: Nicholas Satchell (Queens) will perform songs from the musical “Sequel to Nothing” and other songs at Queens Theatre.

10/16: Tea’a Taylor (Queens) will showcase a short documentary film and photo exhibit at Queens Theatre.

10/16: Stephen Cimino (Queens) will perform musical theatre and film jazz pieces at Queens Theatre.

10/16: Melissa Bonetti (Queens) and pianist Hyungjin Choi will perform an opera and jazz performance, “Carmen Meets Lola,” at Queens Theatre.

10/16: Cindy Chu (Queens) will screen their original “Queens: The Series,” followed by an audience Q&A and behind-the-scenes photos, at Queens Theatre.

10/16: Michael Bono (Queens), Christian Li, Lee Fish, and Jared Henderson will perform new, original music at Culture Lab in Long Island City, 5-25 46th Ave.

10/16: Sekou Dembele (Brooklyn) will hold a free West African drum and dance workshop with Sound Bridges & Percussive Dance at Brooklyn Public Library - New Lots Branch, 65 New Lots Avenue at Barbey St, at 12 pm.

10/16: Azita Moradkhani (Manhattan) will exhibit “The Real Beneath,” fashion works inspired by their drawings of the female body, lingerie, and vulnerability, at LMCC’s Arts Center Residency in Governor’s Island, Building 110.

10/16: Koeraus (Brooklyn) will perform with the groups Sound Bridges & Percussive Dance and Flamenco y Sol, alongside a community dance and drum class, at New Lots Plaza.

10/16: Dianne Martin (Queens) will host an open studio sharing their process and methods for their works about nature at their studio Studio 27-15 at 41st Avenue in Long Island City.

10/16: Victoria Bellinger (Staten Island) will host “Fragile Vessels,” an exhibition featuring their ceramic sculptures and the sculptures created with their late husband. The exhibit will reflect the couple’s artistic life and collaboration, and will be held at Art on the Terrace Gallery, 776 Richmond Terrace.

10/16: Miriam Aristy-Farer (Manhattan) and partners will host a plant-based art party sharing medicinal benefits, journaling, and more at the 148th Street Health Fair, 148th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway Avenues, from 10 am to 5 pm.

10/16: Emily Harrold (Manhattan) will screen two of their original documentaries, “Reporting On The Times” and “While I Breathe, I Hope,” followed by an audience Q&A, at Manhattan Neighborhood Network El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, 175 E 104th St, from 3 to 5 pm.

10/16: Jean Lodescar (Manhattan) will screen their short film, “The Rain and the River,” at BPAC, 55 Lexington Ave, from 2 to 6 pm.

10/16: Ivana Larrosa (Manhattan) will coordinate a live performance and multimedia project reflecting on empowered Hispanic woman immigrants who travel to New York City searching for professional growth. Screening will be held in Le Petit Versailles, 346 E Houston St, at 7 pm.

10/16: Sandra Mack-Valencia (Queens) will host “Art as a Path,” a talk for teens focusing on the path to becoming a professional artist and more, at the artist’s studio at 37-24 24th St. Suite #311 from 3 to 6 pm.

10/16: Kayleigh Butcher (Brooklyn) and their performing ensemble LOVELOVELOVE will perform original pieces and works by John King and Giacinto Scelsi at Coffey Street Studios in Red Hook, 153 Coffey Street, at 7:30 pm.

10/16: Juan Usera (Bronx) and la Tribu del Juey Sambuco will perform Puerto Rican and Caribbean music and dances—including the traditions of bomba, plena, changui, and rumba—at Van Cortlandt House Museum Lawn, 6036 Broadway, at 2 pm.

10/16: Katie Palmer (Brooklyn) will co-direct and produce Andy Boyd’s “Occupy Prescott,” a play following five occupiers of Prescott, Arizona and their efforts to unify and demand a better world. The play will be held at Jalopy Tavern, 315 Columbia St, at 3 pm.

10/16: Emily Hockaday (Queens) will host a ecology-focused literary reading with writers and poets Monica Wendel, Sangamithra Iyer, Peggy Robles Alvarado, and Hockaday, followed by writing prompts and activities for audience members, at ​​Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd, at 2 pm.

10/16: Lorraine Currelley (Bronx) will host “Navigation,” a virtual poetry, art, and music performance reflecting on the author’s African and indigineous American roots and the internal struggles and processes of the artist, at 6 pm.

10/16: Shelley Haven (Bronx) will host a series of nature-inspired, onsite drawing classes for all levels of experience at Mucota Marsh at Inwood Park, Indian Road and 216 St, from 2:30 to 4 pm. Additional session will be held on October 30 at Quiet Zone Garden in Van Cortlandt Park from 2 to 5 pm.

10/16: SMJ (Manhattan) will present a reading of the play, podcast, and audio drama series “Our Childhood Sucked,” created by a group of artists across the country and based on the negative effects of nostalgia and pop culture, at The Tank, 312 West 36th Street, at 3 pm.

10/16: Albert Rivera (Bronx), his quintet, and guest Joél Leon will perform original songs and reworked American jazz standards, followed by an audience Q&A, at Bronx Fordham Library, 310 E. Kingsbridge Road, at 2:30 pm.

10/16: Cassidy Layton (Brooklyn) will coordinate an immersive art show and haunted house at Gymnopeadie, 1139 Bushwick Avenue, that will run from 4 to 10 pm.

10/16: Peniel Guerrier (Brooklyn) will host a drum circle and dance performance remembering the leader of Haiti’s revolution, Dessalines, at the Grand Army Plaza entrance of Prospect Park at 6 pm.

10/16: French Leave (Manhattan) will host an artist talk and artistic process worksop exploring themes of image distortion, personal narrative, and legacy for the digital future at Loisaida Inc., 710 East 9th Street, at 2 pm.

10/16: Benjamin Easton (Brooklyn) and members of The Academy Blues Project will host a community listening party and live performance—featuring visual art, as well as music from the group's new album, Once Again...—at Green Lung Studio in Gowanus from 4 to 6 pm.

10/16: Lisa Dahl (Staten Island) will present works at the exhibition “Rooted in Place” at Rutan-Becket House, 6 Shore Rd. from 12 to 4 pm. An additional viewing will be held on October 17; other dates by appointment.

10/16: Barbara Westermann (Queens) will host an event as part of their Regional Planning Lab exhibition and public workshop focusing on dream maps, biological and ecological systems, architecture in NYC, and more to investigate the metropolis through real and imagined settings. Workshop will be held at Dunolly Gardens in Jackson Heights, 78th Street and 34th Avenue, from 12 to 4 pm.

10/16: Migiwa Miyajima (Manhattan) will coordinate the performance of the Samurai Jazz Project, a collaboration between Japanese Tate-dance master Kyo Kasumi and original jazz music composed by the artist. Performance will be held at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 9th Ave.

10/16: Michael Cavadias (Manhattan) will perform in costume as Claywoman, a 500 million year old alien, and will speak about the character’s life and history at Dixon Place, 161 Christie Street, at 4 pm.

10/16: Allan Avidano (Staten Island) will host a reading of their children’s books “Ruper the Earthworm” and “Cornelius,” both set in Staten Island and drawing on history, nature, philosophy, and more, at Every Thing Goes Book Cafe & Neighborhood Stage, 208 Bay Street, at 3 pm.

10/16: Hugh Ryan (Manhattan) will read an excerpt from their new work, “The Women’s House of Detention,” at Jefferson Market Garden, Greenwich Ave & 10th St, at 5 pm.

10/16: Xavier Cardriche (Brooklyn) will perform an interdisciplinary piece combining music, drama, and visual art. “Be My Voice: Prelude to a Song” will be held at ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, at 8 pm.

10/16: Dea Segatto (Manhattan) and Caru Albuquerque will host a workshop for paper art techniques at The Clemente Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, from 2 to 4:30 pm.

10/16: Erin Browne (Brooklyn) and partners will host a reading of five short plays for children aged 5-10 at Elk Cafe, 154 Prospect Park Southwest, at 11 am and 1 pm.

10/16: Sherese Francis (Queens) will lead a Herbarium Verbarium workshop with bookmaking, journaling, and nature tour activities at Idlewild Park Preserve Environmental Science Learning Center, 149-20 Springfield Ln, from 2 to 4:30 pm.

10/16: Daniel Galué (Brooklyn) and partners will host an interdisciplinary, live visual arts performance with painting, dancing, and music-making at The Gowanus Art Annex, 298 Butler Street, from 5 to 7 pm.

10/16: D.Cross (Brooklyn) will host “Word Art Sound,” a visual art exhibition using upcycled cassettes, vinyl, and discarded lottery cards and impromptu pop-up performance of beatbox and poetry at African Voices Pop-Up Galley, 325 Lafayette Avenue, from 2 to 4 pm.

10/16: Michael Wilson (Queens) will create an interactive virtual reality installation, “Kintsugi Journal” at FD Photo Studio Astoria, 35-58 37th Street, 3rd Floor. Register & find additional details and dates online here.

10/16: Ibrahim Siddiq (Bronx) will host a town hall and open mic to encourage community dialogue focusing on three facets necessary for community prosperity: social, economic and environmental. The mic will be open to all artists but centered around a message of social change. El Fogon Center For The Arts, 989 Home St, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

10/16: Ben Rosenfeld (Manhattan) will host “Truth or Laughs?”, an interactive comedy show that takes the audience behind-the-scenes of funny stories with hilarious reveals with opening act Youjean Chang. The Pit Loft, 154 W 29th St, 7 pm. RSVP here

10/16: Stella Fiore (Staten Island) will host “An Artist Residency in Motherhood: Work Made at Home,” a reading of work made by mothers at home during the pandemic. Guest performance by local singer-songwriter Jennie Young. Rutan-Becket House at Conference House Park, 6 Shore Road, 2 pm. Rain location is at the Pavilion at Conference House Park.

10/16: Rick Diaz (Manhattan) partnered with P.S. 154 in Mott Haven and worked with 4th grade students to design a painting called “Hope for a Better Future.” Once the painting is completed, Diaz will photograph it, have it printed on a banner and hang it at the entrance of the school's exterior. 401 W 164th St, 1 pm - 3pm.

10/16: Nicholas Rivera (Queens) will host a cultural and artistic exchange film festival presenting short films and new media from artists that are in marginalized, underrepresented and underserved communities. Hosted by Award Winner Advocate of Wordz and Featuring DJ Spazz. The Queens Social, 32-86 Steinway Street, 8pm.

10/16: Kemar Jewel (Brooklyn), to celebrate LGBTQ history month, is throwing a ball. The event will serve as a creative and safe space for queer and trans youth of color to vogue, get in drag, walk runway and much more. Wu Lounge, 1073 Atlantic Avenue, 6pm - 10pm.

10/16: Erica Bowen (Brooklyn), is hosting Day of the Diaspora to celebrate the arts, history, and contributions and connections of the African and Latino diaspora. The day features a variety of family friendly workshops, panel discussion, dance performance, and live Salsa music. World Arts East Red Hook, 127 King Street, 2nd Floor, 10am - 5pm.

10/16: Andrea Abi-Karam (Brooklyn): //CLUB LIT// ft. Hazem Fahmy, Zaina Arafat, Sahar Khraibani, Kamelya Omayma Youssef, & Andrea Abi-Karam. As a creative response to ongoing political turmoil, this assemblage of NYC based SWANA writers will present work dealing with various themes across poetry and prose. Near Hancock and Tompkins (first floor accessible outdoor backyard in Bedstuy; exact address will be sent out to RSVPs), 7:30 pm - 9:30- pm.

10/16: Bruce Zeines (Bronx) presents “Come Paint with Me,” inviting people to engage with the garden and art making by helping to create a large floral. The project was begun on September 28 and will continue on subsequent Saturdays, culminating in late October. Kelly Street Garden, 924 Kelly Street, 11am - 3pm.

10/16: Richard Ilfraim (Queens) presents “Women in Color,” a digital art collection in different libraries to embrace the greatness of women from different countries. Queens Library, various locations.

10/17: Cody Herrmann and sTo Len (Queens) will host FREAK THE CREEK, including performances by Sugarlife, Sunk Shore, sTo Len, Anaïs Maviel + Rashaan Carter, Cody Herrmann, Smhoak, Erica Dawn Lyle, and the Canal Street Research Association. Participants have the option to meet on the sidewalk under the Mets - Willets Point subway station for a guided tour starting at 2PM, or arrive on their own. Performances begin on the beach at 3PM. Free food, drinks, and kayaking. RSVP here. Ghost of the Wahnetah Boat Club [40°45'44.7"N 73°50'14.3"W], Flushing Creek, 2pm - 9pm.

10/16: Elizabeth Mislan (Brooklyn): “Lost & Found” is a literary and visual community arts project with two ways to participate: through attending a movement and creative writing workshop in the park on October 16, or by drop in engagement on October 17. Prospect Park South, 11:30am-2pm on 10/16; 12-6pm on 10/17.

10/17: Nicole Betancourt (Manhattan) will host THE UNFIXING, a video and Sound Art Installation by Nicole Betancourt and Bray Poor. Join them to walk through the garden, listen to a soundscape, see a video installation of a transformative experience with chronic illness, or sit in meditation at a memorial honoring the natural world during this epoch of climate breakdown. Electric Ladybug Garden, 237 West 111th Street, 6:30 to 9 pm.

10/17: Amanda Enzo (Brooklyn) will be working with the organization Bridge-4-Life to create audio and visual installations.

10/17: Denamisbraquah Igusti (Queens): “After The Cut” is an artist talk and reading with artists and activists who are survivors of female genital cutting. The speakers will include Dena Igusti, Mariya Taher, Farzana Doctor, Mabel Evans, and Hoda Ali. Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

10/17: Naz Riahi (Queens) will host a film screening of their two films, followed by a panel discussion with the film maker and collaborators. Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

10/17: Jabari Palmer (Brooklyn) will host an event consisting of live performers, artists and Dj's, face painting and games for children as well as painting and drawing. People’s Community Garden, 1237-1241 Greene Ave, from 11 am to 7 pm.

10/17: James Clements (Queens) will host a screening of "ELLIS ISLAND" followed by a free talkback about the process of making the film, the interviews we conducted with immigrants who told their stories, and the relevance of this story today. Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 2 pm. More information available online here.

10/17: Kitty the Disc Jockey (Staten Island): Kitty the Disc Jockey, host of The She Pop Show on Makerparkradio.NYC and New York Festivals Awards winner, is hosting a live performance and Q&A by female artists who use their heritage, family, or ethnicity as an integral part of their process. The Back Room at O'Henry's Publick House, 10 Minthorne Street, 2 pm - 5pm.

10/17: Leonardo Suarez-Paz (Manhattan / Roosevelt Island): PIAZZOLLA 100: EL Nuevo Tango - a multidisciplinary experience featuring award-winning artists Leonardo & Olga Suarez Paz, an 11 piece tango-jazz fusion orchestra with soloists and Nuevo Tango Ballet. 1 FDR Four Freedoms Park, 5:30 pm - 7 pm.

10/17: Pablo Lanouguere (Brooklyn) will perform a live concert with their quintet plus a guest singer. The musicians that will join me for this concert are Meg Okura: Violin; Federico Diaz: Guitar; Emilio Teubal: Piano; Franco Pinna: Drums; Juana Luna: Guest Singer; Pablo Lanouguere: Bass & Compositions. Soapbox Gallery, 636 Dean, 8 pm.

10/17: Ingrid Gordon (Queens) will partner with a small group of local musicians to present an outdoor concert of traditional Mexican marimba music in Jackson Heights at Travers Park Performance Space, 34th Ave. & 77th St at 12 pm.

10/17: Michelle Slonim (Manhattan) will present a standup comedy show composed of 4 talented comedians at Vig Bar, 12 Spring Street, at 7 pm. RSVP here

10/17: Nelida Tirado (Queens) will present a performance of traditional Flamenco dance and music.The performance will include a cast of 4-6 dancers and musicians. Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 8:30 pm.

10/17 Eric Weeks (Manhattan) will screen their two NYC-based short films at the, including introductions and Q&A with the filmmaker. SocDoc Theater at the School of Visual Arts, 136 W. 21 St, 3 pm - 4:30 pm.

10/17: Yvette Santana (New York) will host an interactive event on the theme of mental health. Performers such as dancers, poets, singers, and rappers will speak their truth in mental health, and psychology professionals will also speak on their beliefs at Blue Gallery, 222 E 46 St, from 3 to 8 pm.

10/17: Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart (Manhattan): Multiple Asian American Artists will be painting vintage furniture LIVE outside for 4 hours. The theme of the painting will be FEELINGS, the inner experience of the Asian American artists- with each artist given a different feeling to portray in their art created that day. The finished furniture pieces will be auctioned off, fundraising for the artists and local Asian-owned nonprofits and small businesses. M Social Hotel, 226 W 52nd Street, 1pm - 5 pm.

10/17: Em Papineau (Brooklyn): freeskewl's first in-person performance event featuring work by Jasmine Hearn, Em Papineau + Sofia Engelman, Anh Vo, and Jessie Young.Prospect Park's Concert Grove Pavilion, 4:30pm - 6pm.

10/17: Rebecca Kane (Manhattan) is presenting a reading (with some staging) of an untitled new play. There is a blog written from the lead character's point of view; before they attend the play, the audience can get a more detailed look at what she does in the blog. The Tank, 312 W. 36th St., 7pm.

10/17: Joseph Kendrick (Manhattan) will perform original new music. The octet features four horns, guitar, piano, bass, and drums, and performs avant-garde music inspired by jazz, minimalism, and other modern musical trends. Silvana, 300 W 116th Street, 10 pm - 12 am.

10/17: Stephen Cooper (Brooklyn) will be playing all original music with a five piece band, Turbo World. Also performing will be Carrie Furniss w/ Tommy Mandel. Carrie will be opening the event with a vocal workshop. Rubulad, 383 Melrose St, 7 pm.

10/17: Brian Davis (Manhattan) will be performing a Harlem Renaissance Revue Show for the people of Harlem, New York. This event will have a live jazz band, as well performers from the band stand to the Broadway stage. This is a celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, Marcus Garvey Park, 2 pm - 3:30 pm.

10/17: Pablo Javier (Queens) will host a pop-up reading of their new book OBB (Nightboat Books, 2021). In addition, a short film by Lynne Sachs adapting sonnets from the book called "Swerve" will play as an installation work. The installation will begin at 8202 45th Ave, Elmhurst Queens at 12 pm and the pop-up reading will begin at 2 pm across the street at Moore Homestead Playground.

10/17: Lori Kent (Manhattan) will exhibit "3358: A Sheep Show," a mixed-media exploration of work, folklore, and the many creatures on an Icelandic sheep farm at the Thomas Hunter Gallery at Hunter College. The exhibition is open by appointment and will be held through January 2022. An artist’s talk will be held on November 18 at 5 pm.

10/17: The Creative Sanctum (Manhattan), in conjunction with Chinatown Yarn Circle, Naomi Lawrence, and Think!Chinatown, will unveil a community-created fiber arts mural featuring the words "Stand, Speak, Shape" in English and Chinese created by volunteers from Chinatown residents and Chinatown allies. The unveiling will include a presentation of the mural, words from the project leadership circle, traditional Chinese dance and field games, and poetry at Columbus Park, Chinatown at 67 Mulberry Street from 1:30 pm to 3 pm.

10/18: Roy Secord (Bronx) is unveiling an exhibition of 16-18 framed nature photography works, entitled “Bronx Urban Nature” with Bronx location to be announced. The artist is also leading a teen photography workshop, with nature shoot, along with the exhibition.

10/18: Erin Cronican (Manhattan) is presenting a lively reading of the new play THE QUEER WITCH CONSPIRACY specifically for LGBTQ people and their families for this play about gender identity, cultural appropriation, safe spaces, and belonging at The Seeing Place at the Paradise Factory at 64 East 4th Street. The play will be followed by a post-show discussion with the artists and community leaders.

10/18: Adedeji Afolabi (Brooklyn) will be featured in a group show as one of the official artists in Dorsey Gallery at 533 Rogers Avenue Brooklyn New York.

10/18 Maggie Stiggers (Queens) is hosting a screening at The Reel Resilience Screening, celebrating female and queer filmmakers who created digital art during the pandemic. The event will be held from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Museum of the Moving Image at 36-01 35th Ave, Queens, NY. It will include an hour reception - with Step' N repeat banner, photo opportunities, and networking.

10/18: Carlos Esguerra (Manhattan) will host the opening reception for a photography exhibition including twenty framed photographs taken during the pandemic on October 19 at 6:00pm. The reception will include poetry readings, singing, and musical performances rooted in Filipino culture. The exhibition will be open to the public from 9:00am to 5:00pm through October 22 at Philippine Center at 556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

10/18: Wil Petre (Manhattan), an immersive performer and alchemical bartender will re-imagine the melting pot to explore the notion of “America as a Mixed Drink.” Guests are invited to Von Bar at 3 Bleecker St, New York, NY from 7pm to 9:30pm for an intimate, participatory cocktail show in which our ideas of ancestry, identity, and home are shaken and stirred.

10/18: Catherine Chen (Brooklyn) is hosting Industry Night, an inclusive one-time party celebrating performers, artists, and cultural workers who work in a service industry. Enjoy musical, dance, and drag performances at this festive celebration at The Sultan Room at 234 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY from 7pm to 11pm.

10/18: Jon Oskar Stenmark (Manhattan) and Alex Pryrodny will celebrate their Riverside community by performing music by Duke Ellington, Gershwin, and Porter at Sakura, Riverside Drive & W 122nd Street, at 1 pm.

10/18: Briggan Krauss (Brooklyn) is presenting a concert of new music for called "Pollinator". The ensemble includes the artist on guitar and alto saxophone, Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon, Tony Scherr on bass, Mike Sarin on drums, and Valarie Trucchia on live visuals. The concert will take place on Tuesday October 19th at 8pm at The Soapbox Gallery at 636 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY.

10/19: Aaron Seeber (Brooklyn) will present a Jazz Quintet playing original works of the artist and classic Jazz standards. The show will be held at Bodeguita at 6 Suydam St, Brooklyn, NY from 8 to 11 pm and will be documented by a photographer and videographer.

10/19: Alberto Ferreras (Manhattan) will present two free stage performances of an original work, "Hamlet in Harlem,” at 7pm at Theater for the New City at 155 1st Ave NY, NY on October 19 and 20.

10/19: Kelly Han (Queens), NYC-based photographer will unveil “Portraits of Strength and Resilience,” a solo exhibition of photographs curated by the artist on view at the Silks Building at 37-24 24th Street, Suite 112, Long Island City, NY through November 2. Visiting hours for the exhibition are Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 11am to 7pm, and Thursday from 1pm to 8pm. An opening reception will be hosted on October 19 from 6pm to 8pm.

10/19: Ling Tang (Manhattan) along with the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society will perform an immersive live art experience inspired by the Chinese proverb, "Mirror Flower, Water Moon 鏡花水月," meaning something that can be seen but not touched. This storefront installation at 1 Pike Street, NY, NY from 7pm to 8:30pm, is a part of the 4th annual Chinatown Arts Week and will include dance, traditional papercut and a compelling blend of traditional and contemporary Chinese music.

10/19: Zoe Beloff (Brooklyn) will present their in-progress mural, “Song of the Essential Worker,” celebrating the essential workers and educators of NYC, at Union Docs, 322 Union Avenue, at 8 pm. Learn more online here.

10/20: Grace Galu Kalambay (Manhattan) will host an evening dedicated to the songs of Chaka Khan. Woven throughout the music, will be stories of Khan to provide historical context for her work. The event will include games, trivia, and improvisation. The event will be live-streamed and performed in front of an intimate, interactive audience.

10/20: Frederick Holmes (Brooklyn) will present an exhibition of paintings with elements of collage (ink, acrylic, fabric, and glue) that the artist presents as an exploration of the concept of spirit and mind. The exhibition will be on view at Cr8tive Kitchen, 87 Saint Nicholas Ave.

10/20: Mat Muntz (Brooklyn) will present a performance of a new works entitled “Makropsyas,” for an ensemble of six improvisers. This work is centered on a traditional bagpipe from Croatia called Primorski Meh, and will draw on the instrument's experimental potential within an ensemble of some of New York's best young improvisers. The concert will be held at Scholes Street Studio at 375 Lorimer St. Brooklyn, NY.

10/20: Jonathan Katz (Manhattan) will present a program of their music titled "Talking of Michelangelo: Music of Jonathan Howard Katz,” a combination of solo piano, chamber, and vocal music. The performance will be accompanied by a dance performance and will be held at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music at 450 West 37th St at 8 pm.

10/20: Malini Singh McDonald (Manhattan) will present “Insert Name of Ancestry Play,” a 60-minute play performed by four actresses. The performance reflects their personal excavation of familial lore and lineage and aims to connect with audiences of all ages. The performance will take place at NPTC Studios at 458 West 37th Street at 7 pm.

10/20: Sadaf Padder (Brooklyn) will host a night of meditative transcendental music by six New York artists at The Sultan Room at 234 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY at 7:30pm.

10/21: Amanda Heck (Brooklyn), will host a night of art and performance featuring drag, burlesque and spoken word performances followed by a Dj dance set. Visual arts will be displayed throughout the venue. The event will be held at The Breakers at 307 Meeker Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

10/21: Kate Scelsa and Robert M. Johanson (Manhattan) will present an excerpt of their new opera, “HILMA,” inspired by the Swedish artist and mystic Hilma af Klint (lyrics by Kate Scelsa, music by Robert M. Johanson). The performers include Cindy Cheung, Alexis Powell, Kristen Sieh, Julia Sirna-Frest and Amanda Villalobos. The event will be held at The Collapsable Hole Theater at Westbeth Artist Housing at 155 Bank Street at 6:30 pm and 8 pm.

10/21: Royal Khaoz (Bronx) will perform and host a jam session featuring live performances of poetry, music, and local artists presenting artwork in various art media. The event will be held at VoiceOut Studios at 942 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY.

10/21: Neel Murgai (Manhattan) will present “Waves of Gravity” directed by Michole Biancosino with video and art design by Seema Pandya. Through raga, polyphonic overtone singing, experimental music, improvisational flights of fancy, and spoken word, Murgai creates a psychedelic universe of sight and sound. This performance will mark the first time the artists will share the work with an in-person audience. The event will be held on October 21 and 22 at CultureHub New York at 47 Great Jones Street 3rd Floor New York, NY at 8 pm.

10/21: Sandra Antognazzi (Manhattan) will present a tango performance, “De Gardel a Piazzolla” in tribute to Argentinian tango composer, Astor Piazzolla, who would have been 100 years-old this year. The event will feature live music and dancing and will be hosted at the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood at 54 Nagle Ave. from 1:30 pm to 3 pm.

10/21: Laura Ornella (Brooklyn) is presenting in a comedy showcase with NYC-based comedians and performers, highlighting standup, characters, and musical comedy. The engagement will be held at the Knitting Factory at 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

10/21: Alex Gray (Brooklyn) is performing contemporary classical music along with artists Nyokabi Kariuki, Dan Langa, Michael O'Callaghan, Evan O. Adams, Vicki Nguyen, Lena Ruth Schwartz, and Chris O'Leary at MISE-EN_PLACE at 341 Calyer St at 7 pm. A sound installation by Alex Ring Gray will begin at 6:30 pm, welcoming attendees to the performance.

10/21: Melinda McCarthy (Manhattan) will showcase their public exhibition 'Journey of the Stone,’ completed during lockdown in 2020. The collection is based on Alchemical philosophy and intends to take the audience on a journey of transformation. The exhibit will be held at 72 Warren St.

10/21: Rustam Ospanov (Brooklyn) will host a music event part of their vinyl series “CONTACT,” joined by DJs, record collectors, and dancers from multiple boroughs.The event will take place at Any Thing, 455 Rogers Ave, at 7 pm.

10/21: Teddy Tedholm (Brooklyn) will perform dance and theater with an ensemble cast, examining the ideals of poet E.E. Cummings's work through a modern, more diverse lens at The Hall Brooklyn, 47 Hall Street. Additional performances will be held on October 22 and October 23.

10/21: Valeria Avina (Manhattan) will present their film “Entre Guerra y Guerra…” at Kaballitos Theatre, 107 Suffolk St, at 7 pm.

10/22: Milica Paranosic (Manhattan) will host the opening presentation of their project “Secret City” with musical accompaniment at Gallery MC, 549 W 52nd St.

10/22: Leah Tubbs (Manhattan) of MODArts Dance Collective will present “Sweet Child of Mine,” a dance piece exploring the dynamics between Black women holding onto the added responsibilities and expectations placed upon them from childhood, as well as how they can reverse these patterns. The performance will include a digital hands on activity for attendees. The event will be held at Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell at 5 pm.

10/22: Robert Silverman (Manhattan) will perform their Romare Bearden jazz suite, based on Bearden’s paintings and relationship to jazz. The event will take place at the 92nd St YMCA.

10/22: Ellen Bardekoff (Bronx) and their quintet will perform a concert of classical chamber music from the baroque, classical, jazz and Latin Jazz genres. The event will take place at Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave., at 6 pm.

10/22: Kevin Abrams (Brooklyn) will host a free public art exhibit of dozens of soft sculpture figures made of fabric. The exhibit is at The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway, open until 10/27.

10/22: Simona Smirnova (Manhattan) and company will present a set of her original music entitled "Bird Language,” where folk music and jazz styles meet in one cohesive and theatrical performance. The performance will take place at the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York 420 5th Ave., at 6 pm.

10/22: Richard Daniels (Manhattan) is hosting a screening for five short dance films created by the artist, collectively titled “Pandemic Dances,” at Edie Windsor SAGE Center at 305 7th Avenue, 15th Floor. This will mark the first time any of these works have been screened in-person.

10/22: Carine Gabriel (Bronx) will teach a three-day orgonite sacred sculpture making

workshop in collaboration with The Green Earth Apothecary to provide stress relief for community members. The event will take place at The Green Earth Apothecary in Dreiser Loop at 12 pm.

10/22: Steven Hamilton (Manhattan) will workshop a new play “MEMBERS OF THE CHOIR,” at Chain Theatre, 312 W 36th St., at 8 pm.

10/22: Yuko Uchida (Manhattan) and collaborators will perform a dance piece inspired by the humanity, compassion, and surrounding nature of High Line Park and the streets in the Meatpacking District. Audience participation will be encouraged and is central to the goals of the performance. The event will take place at 812 Washington St, at 2 pm.

10/22: Robert Daye Jr. (Manhattan) and partners will host and perform selected pieces from the musical “Love & Southern Discomfort,” at the Hunt & Fish Club, 125 W 44th St., at 8 pm.

10/22: Tanya Solomon (Brooklyn) will perform their first run of their solo magic show, "Tanya Solomon: Truth Assassin", since the beginning of the pandemic last year. The event will take place at 315 Columbia St., at 8 pm.

10/22: Sumie Kaneko (Manhattan) will perform two compositions of Dai Fujikura on the shamisen at Blue Gallery, 222 E 46th St, at 7 pm.

10/22: Wendy Angulo (Queens) will host a prose workshop with immigrant and first generation immigrant students from Village Academy School in Far Rockaway to document and narrate their personal stories during the global pandemic. The performance will be presented both virtually and in person at Village Academy School, 10-45 Nameoke St., at 9 am.

10/22: Duane Whitley (Manhattan) will host their musical theatre production "Ghetto Chronicles A Musical Revue" honoring all NYC educators and youth advocates of theatre arts. A networking opportunity will precede the performance and a talkback will close the event. The event will take place at The Producers Club Theaters/Grand Theatre, 358 West 44th & 9th Ave., at 7 pm.

10/22: Harriet Anena (Manhattan) and musical accompaniment will perform “Echoes of Home,” a poetry and music recital. The event will take place at The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St., at 6:30 pm.

10/22: Kelly McCready (Manhattan) will perform a public reading of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus by William Shakespeare tying into current politics. The event will take place at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, at 7 pm.

10/22: Shenna Somsmieh (Manhattan) will perform songs from their album “Left On Red,” which incorporates their experiences as an artist during the pandemic. The event will take place at the Chelsea Market gallery, 75 9th Ave., at 5:30 pm.

10/22: Durra Leung (Manhattan and partners will present a cabaret show of their musical works titled "Durra Leung's Lullabies for Motherf*ckers Vol.1,” focusing on their journeys through the dating(-app) scene in NYC as a Chinese gay man, to finding self-love through a lifelong frenemy and a new hot neighbor. The 70-minute musical event is part cabaret and part fabulous self-exposé. Directed by Jason Aguirre, and music directed by Adam J. Rineer, the show also features Ellis Gage, Joy Lynn Pringle, and Esteban Suero as performers and will be held at The Tank NYC at 9:30 pm.

10/22: Carlito Villareal (Manhattan) will perform original songs and more with fellow NYC Artist Corps grant recipient Shawna Hamic. The performance will take place at Open Jars studios, 1601 Broadway, at 7:30 pm.

10/22: Shawna Hamic and Lito Villareal (Manhattan) will host a concert to share new and current musical theater works at Open Jar Studios. Kenneth Gartman will be the accompanist. The engagement will be held at Open Jar Studios at 7:30 pm.

10/22 Nita Noveno (Queens), along with three additional participating writers will host a virtual reading room via Zoom at 7 pm. The theme of the reading is journeys through physical space, interior, and temporal landscapes.

10/22: Hallie Chametzky (Manhattan) along with University Settlement Performance Project Fellows Julie J, Joan Bradford, Jiaoyang Li, x, and Angelica Mondol Viana, will each present a short, in-process performance at the Garden at the corner of 6th Street and Avenue B at 7:30 pm.

10/22: Son Chung (Brooklyn) will conduct a live SonScape, audio-visual colorful sound bath, in honor of Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Attendees can experience nourishing handmade vegan skincare and captivating aromatherapeutic products, while being bathed in healing sound waves created by wind chimes, brass, and singing bowls, and more activities at the Beautiful Amore Skincare store, 445 Albee Square West, at 6 pm.

10/22: Denys Drozdyuk (Brooklyn) will host a Latin ballroom dance workshop at the Child and Youth Development Center “My Way” (CYDC) at 888 McDonald Avenue, Brooklyn, NY from 6 pm to 8 pm. The f workshop will be dedicated to learning the basic steps and simple combinations of Latin ballroom dances.

10/22: Dominika Ksel (Manhattan) and Luca Lee Sobarzo will host “In(Queeries): The Queering of Time Travel,” an augmented audio experience overlaid in various locations around the Piers 45 and 46. Available on smartphone via QR codes, the work will overlay historical images of and by interviewees, imprinting the past on the contemporary waterfront landscape.

10/23: Julann Gebbie (Manhattan) will present “A Quarantine Journey in Clay,” featuring works in their at-home studio. The engagement will feature Q&A with the artist along with a video presentation of their work and the process of creating their Spare Room Studio.

10/23: Mamiko Nakatsugawa (Manhattan) is hosting an open rehearsal / creative process demonstration with other dancers and choreographers to showcase completed and working-in-process pieces.

10/23: Tara Nicole Murphy (Manhattan) will present a cabaret exploring their journey through music, featuring back up singers, pianist, bassist, drummer, and synthesizer. Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St.

10/23: Ava Bryan (Brooklyn) will present an art making and networking opportunity for queer femme artists of color.

10/23: Ileanna Hichez (Bronx) and their company will perform in the family-friendly 36th Annual Bronx Annual Halloween parade at Simpson Street between E 163rd St and Westchester Ave at 12 pm. 

10/23: Cynthia Blumberg (Bronx) will coordinate and host a community virtual art show featuring artists at Fountain House, including a virtual reception, talk with essential worker guest speakers, and live music from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Join online via Zoom here.

10/23: Erinkelli Kilbane (Staten Island) will create a mural with teaching artists and community participants and accompanying documentary at Cargo Cafe, 120 Bay Street. A mural unveiling will be held with live performances and more from 2 to 5 pm.

10/23: Alberto Zayden (Manhattan) will perform in a one-man comedy show, “I Need You to Listen But Please Don’t Stop Talking,” focusing on the artist’s background as a Cuban-Lebanese immigrant and addressing multiculturalism and assimilation, separation of wealth, race, and more, at Revisions Lounge & Gallery, 219 Avenue B between 13th & 14th Streets, at 6:30 pm.

10/23: Emily Snyder (Manhattan) and partners will provide a month-long intensive for four underserved playwrights and focusing on advanced techniques of writing verse drama. The workshop series will culminate in a final performance of the playwrights’ works at El Barrio Art Space.

10/23: Sharela Bonfield (Queens) will host several art-making workshops, including creating fabric tote bags, cento-poems, stamp creating, and more with a special focus on the neighborhood of Jamaica in Queens. The event will be held at Kings Manor Museum, 15003 Jamaica Ave, from 11 to 2 pm.

10/23: Rudy Shepherd (Manhattan) and partners will present a performance called “Healing Music for a Troubled World,” combining elements of jazz improvisation, experimental/noise music and performance art. The performance will take place at First Street Green Art Park First Street Green Art Park, 33 E. 1st St., at 2 pm.

10/23: Lilian Engel (Queens) will host a Q&A and demonstration of their sculpture practice and studio at their studio in LIC Art Center, 44-02 23rd St., at 1 pm.

10/23: Elizabeth Velazquez (Queens) will host an event inviting the public to visit their SEQAA Zine Cart, a mobile museum and library. Attendees can view zines and learn how to create their own. The event will take place at the King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, at 1 pm.

10/23: Judith Sloan (Queens) and guest musicians will perform songs from her play-in-progress "It Can Happen Here", which follows the lives of five women in Queens who are bonded together through their neighborhood hair salon. Sloan will present a piece from her work “1001 Voices: An Anthem for A New America.” The performance will take place at the Queens Theatre at 4 pm.

10/23: Daniela Del Giorno (Bronx) and the Silver Shoes Dance Club will present "Let's Get Social! A Community Dance Party and Celebration" with tango, salsa, hustle, merengue, and an open dance floor, at Classic Playground in Van Cortlandt Park at 3 pm.

10/23: Michelle Repiso (Manhattan) will host a public event titled "Our Basic Necessities," where participants will share their fundamental basic necessities for survival and growth. With her current exhibition serving as a backdrop she will provide an opportunity for individuals to convey what their basic needs are through art, text, or audio. The event will take place at 298 Broome St., at 11 am.

10/23: Marvenia Knight (Queens) will host a free public event where they will exhibit their photography and invite the attendees to engage with their work, at the King Manor Museum at 1 pm.

10/23: Fred Kuwornu (Queens) will screen their short documentary “Blaq•It – The stories of Black Italians in New York City,” which explores the lives of three Black Italian artists who have emigrated from Italy to NYC. A talk with Kuwomu and Italian-Nigerian music artist Wado will follow the showing. The event will take place at 29-22 Northern Boulevard, at 3 pm.

10/23: Leonardo Sardella (Manhattan) of the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center will host New York Queer Tango Weekend (NYQTW), a series of days celebrating Tango with programming including special tango social parties, performances by featured teachers, musicians, singers, and DJs. There will also be Tango classes free to the public as well. The event will take place at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Ave., from 10/21 to 10/24.

10/23: Zebun Kamal (Manhattan) will showcase their art exhibition “The Unity of Togetherness,” featuring neurographic art. The exhibit will be held at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center at 6pm.

10/23: Michael Vahrenwald (Bronx) of ROMAN NVMERALS will host a scavenger hunt beginning at the artist’s studio at 438 W 238th St., at 1pm. Participants will be provided with a limited-edition, subjective map of the area that will guide them on a contemplative journey through overlapping states of time. The event will conclude at the studio for refreshments, a show and tell and a preview of the forthcoming publication at 5 pm.

10/23: Karen Light (Manhattan) will perform “Prowling the Abyss,” a solo play in which a devastated Medusa hosts an evening of comedy, but each act derails the show

into a mythic confrontation with misogyny and an initiation into Queer Femme. The play will be performed at Theaterlab, 357 W 36th St at 5 pm. Additional performance will be held on October 24 at 5 pm.

10/23: Mike Logan (Bronx) will perform a live stand up comedy show featuring 2 musical artists and local community leaders. The event will be held at the amphitheater in Cortona Park, 1700 Cortona Ave., at 4:30pm.

10/23: Marisol Carrere (Manhattan) will perform at an “Interdisciplinary-Multiracial Celebration of Women’s Endurance and Creative Spirit - And a Tribute to Hispanic Heritage,” featuring poetry reading, theatre monologue, and short film screenings. The event will be held at the Los Kabayitos Theater at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk St., at 7 pm.

10/23: Gloria Zelaya (Manhattan) will showcase work at the mini-festival, "A Celebration of Women’s Endurance,” screening 2 short films and directing two short live theatrical performances: A talkback with the audience will follow the performance. The event will be held at the Los Kabayitos Theater at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk St, at 7 pm.

10/23: Asa Lipman Mendelsohn (Brooklyn) will preview their film-in-progress, Pasture, addressing a grassroots movement that resisted private military development near the US-Mexico border in Southern California. The film will be followed by a discussion. The screening will take place at Wendy’s Subway, 379 Bushwick Ave., at 7 pm.

10/23: Rie Fukuzawa (Brooklyn) will perform “Quiet Wave,” a site-specific performance work choreographed by Satoshi Haga and Fukuzawa in collaboration with dancers and musicians in NYC. The performance takes place in Fort Greene Park, at 3:30 pm.

10/23: Yuko Kudo (Manhattan) will premiere their short documentary series “Untapped Storytellers,” documenting the lives of NY-based artists during the pandemic, and how they have been contributing to their communities through their creative work. Live artists will perform and engage the audience, discussing what art means to them. The event will take place at Prime Produce Apprentice Cooperative, 424 W 54th St, at 3 pm.

10/23: Leonor Falcon (Manhattan) will perform at a concert showcasing music from their debut album from Falcon Gumba Records. The event will take place at The Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St., at 6:30 pm.

10/23: Wing Kong (Queens) will partner with Alley Pond Park and local community members and leaders to beautify the park, planting native species and using recycled materials to create a mural. The event will take place at 10 am, Springfield Blvd/73rd Ave.

10/23: Valeria Divinorum (Brooklyn) will organize a festival of art and spirituality to benefit the community of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. “La Llamada: Healing Arts Festival” will bring together Brooklyn-based artists and musicians to generate creative channels for restorative healing, using sound and light work to create an atmosphere of relaxation and meditation. The event will take place at Herbert Von King Park, at 4 pm.

10/23: Anthonia Akinbola (Queens) will present their artwork “Culture of Migration” for public viewing and perform a demonstration on silk painting, encouraging audience participation. The event will take place at the RCCG. Chapel Of Praise Activity Hall, 67-19. Beach Channel Dr., at 1 pm.

10/23: Baron Carr (Queens) will perform a curated storytelling show featuring three tellers and a poet who share true personal stories from their experiences. The event will take place at the Queens Theatre at 8 pm.

10/23: Benjamin Engel (Brooklyn) and partnering musicians will perform a concert at The Jalopy Theater, 315 Columbia St., at 2 pm.

10/23: Natali Barbee (Queens) will host a free day of cyanotype creation workshop free and open to the public. The event will take place at the King Manor Museum, at 1 pm.

10/23: Ginny Benson (Manhattan) will present an improvisational live performance with audio synthesis and real-time video collage and image manipulation, resulting in an immersive audiovisual experience. The event will be held at Harvestworks Art and Technology House, in Building 10A, Nolan Park, at 4 pm.

10/23: Martin Vejarano (Manhattan) will perform at the"La Cumbiamba” NYC concert and workshop, presenting original music and guiding dance workshops with short lectures on Gaita music. The event will take place at the People’s Forum, 320 W 37th St., at 7 pm. 

10/23: Lindsey Miller (Manhattan) will perform several dance and live music pieces at Alchemical Studios, 104 W 14th St, at 8 pm.

10/23: Takuya Ikezaki (Queens) will display collected photographs and images at Young Knee Cool, 44-02 23rd St, from 12 to 6 pm. 

10/23: Marina Lutz (Manhattan) will host a virtual screening of the film “The Marina Experiment” and “How I Buried My Mother,” followed by an audience Q&A. Join the screening here.

10/24: Kimbra Eberly (Staten Island) will screen two short original films and educate on independent filmmaking at Hub 17 73 Wave st., at the Bodega art gallery in Manhattan.

10/24: Sam Lipp (Manhattan) will present their newest body of work “'Leaving The Factory', featuring a suite of oil paintings on steel.

10/24: Dan Tesene (Manhattan) of the Tetsu Collective will host "Artifact." an audio and visual performance to take place in the parking lot of Atta Inc, creatively paying homage to the rich history of Chelsea factories and art scene. The event will take place at 450 West 31st St., at 7 pm.

10/24 Bela Konstancja and Janey Miles (Manhattan) will share new works from their musical songbook as well as crowd favorites from their original musical REAL PEOPLE THINGS at Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St. at 7 pm

10/24: Akiko Tokuoka (Manhattan) and supporting artists will perform an expanded version of "Tanabata - star-crossed lovers 2021", their original adaptation of a Japanese traditional myth, at BATSU, 67 1st Ave., at 6 pm.

10/24: Carrie Brown, Karim Muasher, and theatre company Animal Engine (Manhattan) will perform their original play "Darlings," a re-imagining of J.M. Barrie’s classic “Peter Pan” from the perspective of Mr. and Mrs. Darling, two parents struggling with the loss of their children, at 161A Chrystie St at 7 pm.

10/24: Travis Emery Hackett (Brooklyn) will present new photography taken on NYC streets during the height of the pandemic, exploring new meanings of intimacy during a time of isolation. The exhibit will also be accompanied by a dance piece with similar themes, to take place at 93 Forrest St at 2 pm.

10/24: Yuki Ishiguro (Queens) and supporting dancers will perform a new dance production at The Queens Theatre at 2 pm.

10/24: Sofija Knezevic (Brooklyn), Elliot Mason, Sullivan Fortner, Kayvon Fordon, and Carlos Henriquez will perform a virtual jazz concert with original music from the album “Sofijazz,” focusing on womanhood, artistry, and immigration. Watch online here at 3 pm.

10/24: Meghan Joseph (Staten Island) will exhibit two series from their photography, "PASSAGES | Cuba, Tanzania, Mexico" | exploring architecture, geometry, and light, and "THE FERRY SERIES | documenting travel, silence, and wind on the Staten Island Ferry. The exhibit will be shown at Sips + Maker Coffee Bar at 1 pm.

10/24: Bob Wright (Staten Island) and music partners will perform a concert celebrating the past and current workers of the New York Harbors waterfront. at Staten Island Makerspace, 450 Front St. at 2 pm.

10/24: Melody Rodriguez (Queens) will perform in Mi Gente Live, a Latin tribute music show featuring a live band, dancers, and two singers taking center stage at 9 pm.

10/24: Tina Glavan (Queens) will host an open studio showcase of their new photo encaustic exhibit "Above Us Only Sky(scrapers)" at Silks Building, 37-24 24th St. at 1 pm.

10/24: Jermaine Greaves (Brooklyn) will host a fashion show and photoshoot at Fort Greene Park at 1 pm.

10/24: Ingrid Griffith (Manhattan) will perform their solo show "Unbossed & Unbowed"," detailing the life and activism of Shirley Chisholm at the Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, at 3 pm.

10/24: Madison Berg (Brooklyn) and accompanying performers will host a Halloween puppet show and extravaganza with a mobile stage, at the Hilltop Playground at 5 pm.

10/24: The Diego Maldonado Trio (Bronx) will perform a live concert with original music and standards from the traditional jazz repertoire, at The Bronx House School for Performing Arts at 4 pm.

10/24: Youlim Nam (Manhattan) will perform a live play reading of their work "A Connected Place," Gene Frankel Theatre at 2 pm.

10/24: Eric Stockton (Queens) will perform live music at Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 4:30 pm.

10/24: Vitor Goncalves (Brooklyn) will perform a solo accordion concert, including original pieces, the classical music of Bach, and the modern music of Brazilian composers. The performance will take place at Saint Ann's Church, 157 Montague St., at 4 pm.

10/24: Frank Knight (Brooklyn)will host an event featuring comedians, live band performances, live visual art pieces being shown and painted.

10/24: Kelley Girod (Manhattan) will perform a live reading of their play "A Body of Water," commemorating the 5 year anniversary of The Great Flood of Baton Rouge. The performance will take place at the Kraine Theater.

10/24: Sook Jin Jo (Brooklyn) will present four of their short films in partnership with the Queens Theatre

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