After supporting thousands of NYC-based artists and helping to reconnect New Yorkers with their communities through the power of the arts.
New York City Artist Corps culminates this National Arts and Humanities Month with over 300 public workshops, exhibitions, performances, murals, installations, and other free programs led by local artists in the last week of October – see below for a full list of events.
City Artist Corps showcases will also continue through the end of this week, hosted by local arts and cultural venues around the city.
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.
The $25 million program has supported artists through a number of partnerships: City Artist Corps Grants, administered in collaboration with New York Foundation for the Arts and other local partners, has supported 3,000 artists; over 450 City Artist Corps members have worked with students at 225 NYC Department of Education schools to install murals and program performances; dozens of Corps members have also created murals in collaboration with ArtBridge and NYCHA residents, engaged audiences across the city at The People’s Festival, and participated in Beautify NYC.
From October 25 to 31, 201, City Artist Corps members will host the programs and events listed below, all free of charge.
City Artist Corps Events – October 25 to 31, 2021
10/25: Elizabeth Crowens (Manhattan) will present a book presentation, signing, and author interview for their new photography work in the anthology book “Give Me Your Best or Your Worst,” at The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren St, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Learn more about the in-person event here, watch online here.
10/25: Debra Swack (Manhattan) will perform their environmentalist dance piece “Becoming Feral – Animal Patterning Project,” featuring animated animal patterns projected interactively onto moving dancers, simulating the return of animals to the urban environment they once inhabited.
10/25: Matthew McLachlan (Queens) will host a closed reading of a new original play at RWS Studios
10/25: Devin Haqq (Manhattan) will screen their directed projects at FAMFest, a film festival celebrating the lives, art, and stories of people of color. The screenings will be shown at the Quad Cinema, 34 W 13th St., starting at 2 pm.
10/25: Rori Nogee (Manhattan) will perform at a concert reading of “Siren’s Den: A Rock Musical,” with an accompanying cast, choreography, projections, and band. The event will take place at The Cutting Room NYC, 44 E 32nd St, at 7:30 pm.
10/25: Stephen Petronio, Larissa Asebedo, and the Petronio dance company (Manhattan) will perform at an open rehearsal of various original works by the company with introductions and demonstrations. The rehearsal will take place at New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St., at 2:30 pm.”
10/25: Zoë Tirado (Staten Island) will exhibit a large-scale outdoor sculpture as the first of many outdoor installations connecting to their work “Pumping Irony,” a series of illustrations depicting female bodybuilders and sparking dialogue about representations of female figures, strength, and deconstructing gender norms. The first sculpture will be available for viewing at Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Rd.
10/25: Victoria Smith (Queens) will teach a self-portrait painting workshop at Sunnyside Community Center, 39-01 Queens Blvd, at 2 pm.
10/25: Jennifer Cendaña Armas (Brooklyn) will perform a staged reading of a new play at the National Sawdust Theatre Festival, 80 N 6th St, at 7 pm.
10/25: Jonathan Cottle (Manhattan) will host “Spirits and Spells”, a night of music, comedy, cabaret, and theatre at Club Cumming, celebrating primarily queer artists. The event will take place at Club Cumming, 505 E 6th St, at 9 pm.
10/25: Roger Benington’s (Manhattan) new play “SMALL ACTS” will be read by four actors, and guide a talkback after the performance. The event will take place at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., at 7 pm.
10/25: Anthony Padilla (Manhattan) will create a mural in the children’s psychiatric wing of Bellevue hospital.
10/25: Stav Palti-Negev’s (Manhattan) new play “Stay Safe” will be read at the 14th Street Y at 7:30 pm.
10/25: David Bird (Manhattan) will roll out their citywide interactive music project “Scatter,” which examines the links between composition, urbanism, and astrology, and features recorded performances by the flute and piano duo Duo-Axis.”Scatter” will be experienced throughout various Manhattan locations via the geolocation smartphone app “Echoes”. Audiences will be guided through GPS-specified “Sound Bubbles,” which will trigger and layer fragments of Duo-Axis’s recorded performances.
10/25: Ava Lee Scott’s (Manhattan) will present the interactive and multiplatform play “QUEEN OF JACKS” at The Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce St., at 8 pm.
10/25: Riley Nightengale (Brooklyn) will screen the pilot of their web series at 841 Greene Ave., at 8 pm.
10/25: Janet Huey (Brooklyn) will host an evening of performances, featuring dance, live music, and more. The event will take place at 3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole St., at 6 pm.
10/26: Amanda Selwyn (Manhattan) of Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will present a free open rehearsal of their developing work “Threads,” where audiences will get a glimpse of the work’s current progress and the theatre’s collaborative creative process. The event will take place at 280 Broadway.
10/26: Noriko Sunamoto (Manhattan) will host an open rehearsal of their One World Project, featuring musical theatre and choir artists from around America and Japan whose careers were adversely affected by the pandemic. The event will take place at Michiko Rehearsal Studios 149 W 46th St., at 6 pm.
10/26: Danny Bolero (Manhattan) will host a public workshop for their developing cabaret/theatre piece titled “They Call Me Cuban Pete,” which explores the life of actor, singer, comedian, orchestra leader, producer, director, composer, and studio head, Desi Arnaz. The workshop will be presented at the Episcopal Actors’ Guild, 1 E 29th St., at 7:30 pm. Register online here.
10/26: Linda Butti (Staten Island) will lead several Impressionist painting classes to senior citizens at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center Art Lab Art School, 1000 Richmond Terrace, the first taking place on 10/26 at 10 am. The following classes will be held on 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7.
10/26: Ashley Adelman (Manhattan) will screen their documentary theatre piece “In Their Footsteps” at The Kraine Theatre, 85 E 4th St., at 7 pm.
10/26: Tansy Xiao (Manhattan) will perform “Bone and Air,” an audience participatory visual and sound installation inspired by the idea of the juxtaposition of bone conduction (within the human body) and air conduction (receiving sounds via the ears). The performance will take place at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center at 8 pm.
10/26: Eden Zane Rajab (Brooklyn) will perform at a concert at Barbes, 376 9th St., at 7 pm.
10/26: Janis Lewin (Manhattan), in partnership with The Creative Center and Greenwich House Senior Center, will present the final project images of a photography class taught by Lewin over four months. The photographs will be publicly projected at 20 Washington Square N, at 5:30 pm.
10/26: Julio Ortega (Manhattan) will perform a dramatized reading of “Noviembre Rojo” (Red November), the story of a labor strike in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The event will take place at La Nacional, 239 W 14th St., at 7 pm.
10/26: Jason Cady (Brooklyn) and their music ensemble will perform live at Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer St, at 8 pm. Learn more here.
10/26: Lavender Suarez (Brooklyn) will perform live meditative acoustic music at National Sawdust, at 6 pm.
10/26: Caryn Davis (Queens), in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum, will present their teaching project “Earth Love,” where adult ESOL students in the CUNY Language Immersion Program at Queensborough Community College created altered and recycled books to encourage their creativity while learning English and also understand the climate crisis. The culminating presentation will take place at Queensborough Community College, at 11 am.
10/26: Pamela Lloyd (Manhattan) and their artistic collaborator will present a virtual livestream concert from Merkin Concert Hall at 8 pm.
10/26: Roger Wesby (Staten Island) of Concord Choral Consortium and Stretto Vocal Ensemble will present a free concert, “Celebrating Survival, Hope and Community” at Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 St. Pauls Ave., at 7:30 pm.
10/26: Mark William Lindberg (Manhattan) and The Nerve Tank will present a staged radio play called Saturn’s Return for a live audience at Prime Produce, 424 W 54th St, at 7:30 pm.
10/26: Zhenni Li-Cohen (Brooklyn) will perform a solo piano concert at National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St., at 7 pm.
10/26: Lisa Janae (Manhattan) will premiere their short documentary “Common Characters,” followed by a talkback with the film’s subject and crew, and a musical performance. The event will take place at The People’s Forum, 320 W 37th St., at 7 pm.
10/26: Lisa Kahane (Bronx) will exhibit her portraits of older adults in the community where the photographs were made, at the William Hodson Senior Center, 1320 Webster Ave.
10/26: Ryan William Downey will perform the score and voiceover work for “Blood Polaroid,” their new original film.The event will take place at The Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave., at 7 pm.
10/26: Mioi Takeda will perform modern violin music with accompanying violinist Lynn Bechtold at National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St., at 8 pm.
10/26: Carla Torres (Manhattan) will read their book “Larry and Friends” and host a workshop at the Polo Grounds Community Center where the children attending its after school program will create a character based on their origins. The event will take place 2931 Frederick Douglass Blvd., at 3pm.
10/26: John Hastings’s (Bronx) interactive music project “INTERSTITIALS ” will take place at various liminal spaces in the Bronx and Queens, the first on the Grand Concourse, above the Cross Bronx Expressway at 2 pm.
10/26: Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond (Bronx) will read some of their written work at Boogie Down Grind Cafe, 868 Hunts Point Ave., at 3 pm.
10/26: Smriti Keshari (Manhattan) will demonstrate the creative process of their latest work, Project X, a modern theatrical performance that conveys the lives of 450 characters against the backdrop of 2020’s unpredictable narrative.
10/26: Dan Weisselberg (Brooklyn) will perform a jazz concert at Ornithology, 6 Suydam St., at 5 pm.
10/26: Magda Kaczmarska and Chris Bravo (Brooklyn) will present “Storytelling in Action” a program for people impacted by dementia to connect through movement and imagination, at The New York Memory Center, 199 14th St, at 1 pm. Additional performance will be held virtually on 10/29 at 1 pm, and through November.
10/27: NYC Arts Cypher (Staten Island) participants worked with professional artists to create a large-scale neighborhood wall mural, with an unveiling at 12 Broad St in Staten Island from 5 to 7 pm.
10/27: Alaina Wilson (Brooklyn) will present their installation “Phora,” a choreographic project that incorporates elements of dance, sculpture, and film, and looks toward our anthropological past to question our collective modes of communication. The event will take place at Umwelt Studio at, 15 Ingraham St, at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm.
10/27: Chad Austin Jenkins (Manhattan) will present “Broadway on the Bowery,” a curated cabaret of new performances by Broadway’s finest. The event will take place at Duane Park.
10/27: Kevin Ramsay (Manhattan) will perform selected poems from Nicole Goodwin’s soon to be released audiobook “Ain’t I a Woman,” accompanied by a band. The event will take place at Judson Church.
10/27: Valeria A Avina (Manhattan) will present a screening of her film “Entre Guerra y Guerra…” at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk St, at 7 pm.
10/27: Jerome Brooks (Manhattan) and cast will perform the musical “Social Distance,” written about four multiethnic NYC artists in the midst of the pandemic. The event will take place at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St., at 7 pm.
10/27: Alex Markovitz (will host a showcase of three artists in three different music genres. Each act will have a set to describe their musical influences, how the city plays a part in their art, and perform songs. The event will take place at Finback Brewery.
10/27: Jaron Smith (Brooklyn) will perform original songs at Smith Street Sound.
10/27: Catalina Schliebener (Manhattan) will teach a collage workshop titled “Queer Cuts: Collage and Appropriation,” for Queer artists at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, at 6 pm.
10/27: Emilie Surtees (Manhattan) will perform original songs from her debut CD “Reflections of You,” followed by a musical tribute to icons including Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, & Teddy Pendergrass. The concert will take place at The Cutting Room, 44 E 32nd St. Doors open at 6 pm.
10/27: Hiromi Kiba (Brooklyn) will present their poem “Face the Music,” written about and for victims and survivors of domestic violence.The poem will be performed with four other female artists and include music and dance. The performance will take place at The Mixtape Shop, 1129 Bedford Ave., at 7 pm.
10/27: Omri Navot (Manhattan) will host a staged reading and concert of their musical-in-development “Paradise Lost in Space,” a rock musical taking a queer and gender non-conforming approach toward the Garden of Eden. The reading will be held at The Players NYC, 16 Gramercy Park S, at 7 pm.
10/27: Paul I. Butera (Manhattan) will present a storytelling performance with music, dance and acting at the National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave., at 8:15 pm.
10/27: Berta Jottar (Manhattan) will screen two short films and present live rumba music at Ideal Glass Studio, 9 W 8th. St., at 6 pm.
10/27: Andrea Lopez Alvarez (Brooklyn) will screen the film adaptation of “A Ribbon About a Bomb,” an immersive show presented by the Exquisite Corpse Company. The screening will feature a live performance of the piece’s prologue, and a performance by musicians from the original production. The event will take place at Branch Ofc, 225 Rogers Ave., at 5:45 pm.
10/27: Shawn Escarciga (Brooklyn) will host “BLAH,” an evening of interdisciplinary performance bringing together a diverse group of dancers, comedians, performance artists, and drag performers from across NYC. The event will take place at The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave., at 7 pm.
10/27: Christian Yong (Manhattan) and Benny Chueca will showcase their art created throughout the COVID-19 pandemic at La Nacional, 239 W 14th St., at 6 pm.
10/27: Janessa Waiters (Manhattan) will host a storytelling event with readings from six nannies at Jackie Robinson Park, 149th & Bradhurst Ave., at 2 pm.
10/27: Court Stroud (Manhattan) will read written work with other Lambda Literary Fellows at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 W 13th St., at 7 pm.
10/27: Terry Tito Luckett (Manhattan) will host their album release party, featuring a new music video premiere, listening session, raffles and live performances. The event will be held at Silvana, 300 W. 116th St., at 7 pm.
10/27: Lauren Sowa (Bronx) and more Bronx-based creatives will screen 5 short films, followed by a Q&A with the directors afterwards! The event will take place at the Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave., at 6 pm.
10/27: Rivka Rivera (Brooklyn) will host a developmental workshop of their play “LOS DOLIENTES/THE MOURNERS” at The Space, 85 S. Oxford St., at 6 pm.
10/27: Kengchakaj Kengkarnka (Queens) will premiere Atta-Anatta (อัตตา-อนัตตา), their first solo work exploring the juxtaposition among various Thai tuning systems and western tuning systems, improvisation and algorithmic generated music, electronics, and acoustic instruments. The event will take place at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning at 8 pm.
10/27: Felipe Galganni (Manhattan) will present their new Brazilian musical theatre performance piece “The Rise of Xana DuMe” at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72nd St., at 7 pm.
10/27: Rowan Renee (Manhattan) will host “The Between the Lines” poetry reading and print launch, featuring six print and writing collaborations between incarcerated and non-incarcerated artists and writers in NYC, Florida and Texas. The event will take place at Center for Book Arts, 28 W 27th St., at 7 pm.
10/27: Adrianna Mateo (Manhattan) will perform new original songs at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St., at 7:30 pm.
10/27: Rafael Guzman (Queens) of Deaf One and partners will host a workshop teaching the introductions to DJing and VJing, followed by a techno and electronica concert at Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St., starting at 6 pm.
10/27: James Kennedy (Brooklyn) will perform a selection of songs from their musical “And Then He Painted the Sky” at National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St., at 8 pm.
10/27: Raushanah Simmons (Manhattan) will present a staged reading of their theatre work “Group Home Murder Mysteries” at 312 W 36th St at 6:30 pm.
10/27: Nyallah Noah (Queens) will perform and feature fellow Black musicians at “Noir at Nite,” an evening of music performances and DJ sets, at Trans-Pecos, 9-15 Wyckoff Ave, at 7 pm.
10/27: Wiliam George-Louis (Queens) will screen his short film “Cast” made during his time as a part of BRIC’s 2020 Documentary Intensive at Queens Brewery, 1539 Covert St, at 7 pm.
10/27: Miriam Waks (Manhattan) and partners will perform a musical repertoire of jazz, blues, world music, pop/folk, and originals at the Pleiades Gallery, 547 W 27th St., at 7 pm.
10/27: Jodie Lynne McClintock (Queens) will present a virtual reading of their work-in-progress “The Uses of Adversity- of Players, Plagues, and Poetry,” an exploration through poetry and Shakespeare of actors sans stages in pandemics past and present.
10/27: Hilary Hawke (Brooklyn) will present a multimedia collaboration of live music, storytelling and puppetry at Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitehall Pl., at 7 pm.
10/27: Michelle Reiss (Queens) will conduct a writing workshop and open mic night for Queer and BIPOC creatives in NYC at CK Studios, 39-45 Crescent St., at 6 pm.
10/27: Cortney Andrews (Manhattan) will present their new choreographed and directed performance “Contact,” a site-specific piece that reflects upon the experiences of disruption, loss, and the desire for security and stability that have resulted from the pandemic. The performance will take place at 327 Broome St., at 7 pm.
10/27: Sue Burickson (Manhattan) will present an exhibition of the mugs created by participants of a previous workshop that were grieving the loss of someone. The artists will discuss the stories behind their mug designs, and how the project impacted them. The event will take place at Central Park’s 103rd St. entrance at 3 pm.
10/27: Jane Buchanan (Manhattan) and supporting actresses will present the play “Ever Young,” by Alice Gerstenberg, a realistic, clear-eyed look on how the four characters, all women, deal with being old and growing older. The performance will be held at EAG Guild Hall, 1 E 29th St., at 8 pm.
10/27: Chad Kessler (Manhattan) will present new selections from their Pop Opera based on the myth of Medusa. The event will take place at Ludlow House at 8:30 pm.
10/28: Concetta Abbate (Manhattan) and the CAC Ensemble will perform original music written by members of the group. The event will take place at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music.
10/28: Denise Coles will screen their short film “What’s Up My Madibaz?” to a class from the Institute for Collaborative Education, at WOW Cafe Theater
10/28: Nathan Felix (Manhattan) will perform an immersive opera at the High Line Nine Gallery, 507 W 27th St., at 7:30 pm.
10/28: Michael Jones (Manhattan) will present a reading workshop of three scenes and a musical selection at the Players Theater, followed by a Q&A. The reading will take place at The Players Theater, 115 MacDougal St., at 7 pm.
10/28: Young Soon Kim (Manhattan) will present a live stage production of “iyouuswe II” at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. Additional performances will be held in the DUMBO Archway on October 9, and at the White Wave Dance Home on October 30.
10/28: Steven Chelliah (Manhattan) will perform “FuzAsian: Eastern Chromaticism” at Sour Mouse NYC, 110 Delancey St., at 6:45 pm.
10/28: The Ki Ki Experience (Brooklyn) will present “Transitions, A Woman’s Journey” at Eris Revolution, 167 Graham Ave, at 7:30 pm.
10/28: Jermaine Greaves (Brooklyn) will host a virtual follow-up event to their 10/24 fashion show, with live acts, public speakers and Q&A discussing breaking norms in the fashion industry and world, at 7 pm.
10/28: Mina Simone (Brooklyn) will screen their film “Your Pain Was Born Here,” followed by a Q&A panel at The Compound Co-Work, 1120 Washington Ave., at 7 pm.
10/28: Lu Yu (Manhattan) will perform music, dance, and poetry based on art made by Chinese immigrants at detention centers at Angel Island in San Francisco. The performance will be held at Open Door Senior Center, 168 Grand Street, at 10:45 am.
10/28: Zahra Alzubaidi (Brooklyn) and members of Safaafir with Hamid El-Saad will perform a musical celebration of women’s voices with classics from the Iraqi Maqam repertoire.The event will take place at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, 315 Columbia St., at 8 pm.
10/28: Kasper Klop (Brooklyn) will present “Eve & Adam: Thanks for Your Collab”, a reflection on human rights and the impact our society can have on the individual, their body, and their soul. Structured into four movements, this new performance features hand puppetry, videos, declamations and finishes with an exhibition. The performance will take place at Collab NYC, 309 Starr St., at 8 pm.
10/28: Daryl Daniels (Manhattan) will host a community printmaking activity and exhibit their figurative paintings celebrating women’s empowerment and community heroes at Edwing D’Angelo Atelier, 2231 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, starting at 4 pm.
10/28: Effisleeps (Manhattan) will present their mobile art project, consisting of a mobile LED screen display that explores concepts of “beginnings.” The project will be driven around Washington Square Park, starting at 7 pm.
10/28: Ashley Mariani (Manhattan) will present “Cosmopolitan Mosaic,” a performance inspired by the cultural blend of NYC featuring artists from all the boroughs and video projections. The event will take place at Anita’s Way, 135 W 42nd St., at 3 pm.
10/28: Jonathan Zalben (Queens) will present “People” a multidisciplinary audio-visual art project combining elements of animation, choreography, poetry, and documentary, with an underlying musical soundtrack. The event will take place at Queens Public Library at Hunters Point, 47-40 Center Blvd, at 6:30 pm. Watch a clip of the work here.
10/28: Ashley King (Manhattan) will present artwork from their ongoing “Splendid Queens” project, including drawings of locations, communities and celebrations in Queens, alongside brief explanations and journal entries of the subjects. The exhibition will also be updated to include work created during and post-pandemic. The exhibit will be held at Ripley-Grier Studios 305 West 38th St., starting at 3 pm.
10/28: Mari Lee (Manhattan) and researcher Simon Lee will present the interdisciplinary series “Salon Séance,” an experience that invites the audience to the emotional depth of the music and its intersection with history and our lives. The concert-theatre hybrid will take place at Stride Arts, 1110 2nd Ave., at 7 pm.
10/28: Judi Polanco (Manhattan) will screen their documentary on domestic violence, “She Survived,” at Angelika Film Center, 18 W Houston St, at 6 pm.
10/28: Barb Smith, Michele Abramowitz, and H.A. Halpert (Manhattan) will present their art exhibition “The Ambassadors” featuring sculpture, installation, video, and painting at 21 W 39th St. at 4 pm.
10/28: Mario Sprouse (Manhattan) will present a staged reading of the play “Witness” by award-winning playwright Mary Miller, directed by Pat Golden. The reading will be held at Marble Collegiate Church, 1 West 29th St., at 6:30 pm.
10/28: Ayanna Irish (Bronx) will perform music at ASPIRA of NY, 345 Brook Ave., at 5 pm.
10/28: Laura Fielder (Manhattan) will host “The Night Comes Darkly,” a screening event for horror film shorts created by independent Black filmmakers. After the screenings, there will be a Q&A with the guest filmmakers. The event will be held at the Seward Park Branch of the New York Public Library, 192 East Broadway, at 6 pm.
10/28: Daytona Rose (Manhattan) will host “The Supalove Party,” featuring music, dancers and artists merging all art forms together to inspire creativity. The event will take place at 211 Ave. A , at 9 pm.
10/28: Jessi Hill (Manhattan) will premiere the filmed play “Unblinking Eye” . We are currently in post-production with the film company Adventure We Can. The public premiere will be on Vimeo on Oct 28.
10/28: Violeta Tellez (Brooklyn) will present a dance performance based on their poem “Life As An Immigrant” at the Sunset Park lawn, 6th Ave. & 42nd St., at 3 pm.
10/28: Anne-Marie Agbodji Manhattan) will attend a Q&A at the screening of the independent film “CUPID STANDOFF,” in which they play a starring role. The event will take place at Cinema Village, 22 E 12th Street, at 7 pm.
10/28: Louna Dekker Vargas (Manhattan) and musical partners will play a concert of works by French and Japanese composers. The concert will take place at the Westbeth Community Center, 55 Bethune St., at 7 pm.
10/28: Kassi Dougherty (Manhattan) will perform their comedic one woman show, “Song of Seamus,” featuring rock opera and puppetry at Asylum NYC, 307 W 26th., at 7 pm.
10/28: Suzette Brown (Manhattan) and comedic partners will present “Boobies! A Night on Second Base! When Cancer Becomes Comedy,” a comedic look at the battle of breast cancer told by survivors. The show will be held at Memorial Sloan Kettering, 430 E 67th St., at 5 pm.
10/28: Jorge Velez (Brooklyn) will perform songs and poems from their project” Fear Not Ourselves Alone” as part of a showcase for CAC grantees at National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St., at 7 pm.
10/28: Yuriko Shibata (Manhattan) and comedy partner Erica Molfetto will present a cabaret comedy show featuring original musical work and performances by other comedians. It will also feature a few well-known comics with nationwide followings. The performance will take place at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St., at 7 pm.
10/28: Madjeen Isaac (Brooklyn) will host “Re:Imagine Your Hood,” an art making workshop for community members to reimagine and utilize collage as a tool to envision their utopia neighborhood. Materials will be provided. The event will take place at SunSpot Studios, 130 Lincoln Rd., at 5 pm.
10/28: Nancy Gesimondo (Queens) of Access Studio will present a screening event at The Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., followed by a Q&A with ten of the featured artists. The event will start at 7 pm.
10/28: Stefani Saintonge (Manhattan) will host a conversation series featuring scholars and filmmakers, amplifying communal forms of filmmaking while centering the political act of collectivity. The event will take place at 343 Malcolm X Blvd., at 6 pm.
10/28: Christopher Squier (Manhattan) will share a selection of recent visual and text-based projects connected by themes of optics and absence, the politics of place, and language. The exhibit will be held at Bungee Space, 13 Stanton St., starting at 7 pm.
10/28: Perryn Pomatto (Manhattan) will stream a virtual reading, coupled with the pre-recorded sections, of all seven episodes of their web series “This Encounter May Now Begin,” starting at 8 pm. Watch online here.
10/28: Maurita Salke (Brooklyn) will premiere a film virtually, followed by Q&A with fellow screenwriters, producers, and actors, starting at 7 pm..
10/28: Ibi Ibrahim (Brooklyn) will host an event featuring participants of their photography project “How Do You Want to Be Portrayed.” The participants will talk about their experiences of being part of the project and have their photographs displayed.The event will take place in the Yafa Cafe, 4415 4th Ave., at 7 pm.
10/28: Ebony Hatchett-Gubin (Queens) will screen three completed documentaries,”The House of Yes”, “A Touch of Gray”, and “The Making of an Album,” at Kew Gardens Cinemas, 8105 Lefferts Blvd., at 7:00pm.
10/28: Eleni Theodora Zaharopoulos (Queens) of The Institute for Diasporic Yearning and Longing, an itinerant research institute, will interview attendees about diasporic loneliness and issues of culture and identity. A research questionnaire available in English, Greek, and Spanish has been prepared for the occasion. The event will take place at Jimbo’s Restaurant & Bar, 30-05 Astoria Blvd., at 10 pm.
10/28: William Jones (Manhattan) will present their multimedia and digital art project capturing the traditions of disappearing cultures. The digital series entails the Native American community in the United States with pow-wow celebrations, dances, rituals, and ancestral traditional ceremonies. The exhibit will be held at Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, 619 W 145th St., starting at 4 pm.
10/28: Rascher Alcasid (Bronx) will host a virtual reading for Bronx writers and poets, accepting submissions to participate in the event. The reading will take place at 7 pm.
10/28: Donald Teachout (Staten Island) will present a local artist showcase featuring musicians, comedians, and poets at Killmeyers, 4254 Arthur Kill Rd., at 6 pm.
10/28: William Hotaling and Bryan Alyan Merritt of the band “OJ in the Yams” (Brooklyn) will partner with two other music acts to perform a concert at gallery space Blank Bamboo, 131 Boerum St., at 7 pm.
10/28: John Meriwether (Manhattan) will present “BRING YOUR OWN BODY: A Dark Corner To Scream Into,” an ongoing performance series which has moved to different apartments as well as the virtual realm, and has featured local poets, performance artists, and musicians. The performance will now be held at TheaterLab, 357 W 36th St., at 7 pm.
10/28: Erica Molfetto (Manhattan) will present “YURI AND ERICA LAUGH AGAIN,” a live comedy cabaret celebrating the sacrifice and strife of the pandemic from the perspective of “wannabe-famous actresses.” The performance will take place at 343 W 46th St., at 7 pm.
10/28: Algis Kizys (Brooklyn) will present their live mix video installation and radio play “radioOradio” at Wallabout Oyster East, Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
10/28: Ricardo Delgado (Brooklyn) will host a participatory performance involving deconstruction of sounds, poetry and images being projected live at Union Docs, 322 Union Ave., at 8 pm.
10/28: Azumi Oe (Brooklyn) will perform a Butoh dance piece featuring live music accompaniment, light design, and video by other avant-garde and experimental artists. The event will take place at Bush Terminal Park Marginal St. & 43rd St., at 8:30 pm.
10/28: Andrew Godreaux (Manhattan) will present an exhibition showcasing Cuba on 35mm film at 139 Fulton St., starting at 12 pm.
10/28: David Chalk (Manhattan) will exhibit an expansive look at their body of work as an artist to a public audience at TOP Clubhouse, 263 West 86th St., at 2:30 pm.
10/28: Azmi Mert Erdem (Manhattan) will host a film screening of “Moving,” their narrative short film in progress. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with viewers and will be held at National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave., at 7:30 pm.
10/29: Cinthia Chen (Brooklyn) and collaborators will host an installation viewing and interaction with a multimedia altar that will be featured in the upcoming performance of ‘Waters of Oblivion.’ Participants can bring an offering to a loved one who has passed to be placed on the communal altar, such as the person’s favorite food, a token, a poem, or even a memory. The event will take place at Theater Mitu, 580 Sackett St, from 3 to 4:30 pm.
10/29: Courtney Seyl (Manhattan) will present the world premiere performance of their first full length play, “REVOLUTION: Two Stories with the Same Ending” at The Tank Theatre, 312 W 36th St. Additional performances will be held on 10/31, 11/5, 11/6, and 11/7 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm.
10/29: Jenny Luna (Brooklyn) will present a music program of Asia Minor style repertoire in the Ladino language recorded by Victoria Hazan in New York City in the 1940s. The performance will be an homage to the traditional style of Sephardic music and traditional instruments including oud, kanun, darbuka and daire will be used. The event will take place at Acme Hall Studios,
10/29: Ekiuwa Asemota (Brooklyn) will host “The Joy of Dancing,” a workshop for all ages to tap into their creativity, learn new dance styles, and heal through dance. Participants will learn a fusion mix of dance styles such as African, ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop and liturgical dance. The workshop will be held at K.S. J.A.M.M Dance Troupe, 347 Nostrand Ave..
10/29: Jolene Christensen (Manhattan) will host “Ghosts and the Body Theater,” a performative lecture investigating hauntings occurring in theatrical spaces. The lecture will examine live/unlive bodies within performative spaces where the physical and spectral converge. The event will be held at Theaterlab, 357 W. 36th St., at 8 pm.
10/29: Heather Hudgins (Queens) will present the variety show “The Entirety of Variety Show,” showcasing several short experimental theater pieces followed by an experimental music set. The event will take place at The Windjammer, 552 Grandview Ave., at 8 pm.
10/29: Jennifer Sullivan (Manhattan) will present a two-day exhibition at Matinee Projects, 611 W. 137th Street, from 6 to 8 pm. Additional viewing will be held on Saturday, 10/30 from 2 to 6 pm.
10/29: Jahtiek Long (Staten Island) will host a pop-up photography exhibit, “What It’s Like…” showcasing their photography documenting Staten Island at Hub 17, 73 Wave St, from 6 to 11 pm. Tickets available here.
10/29: Jack Feldstein (Queens) will present a film screening of 10 short animations of interviews with New York-based artists.
10/29: Janice Lowe (Manhattan) will host a sound bath, music performance, and discussion about The Great Migration as it relates to the music at Torn Page Salon.
10/29: Jan Kus (Manhattan) and their newly founded group, Play_Ground, will perform at the Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, at 9pm.
10/29: Lyrical Faith (Brooklyn) will host a community open mic where NYC artists and consumers of spoken word will come out to enjoy an evening of poetry, drinks, music and communal joy at BK9 Restaurant, 62 5th Ave, from 6 to 9:30 pm.
10/29: Josh Sinon (Brooklyn) will premiere “4 freedom,” a meditation on and exploration of the models of democracy and compassionate anarchy manifested in the music of Duke Ellington, Anthony Braxton, Andrew Hill, Julius Hemphill and Henry Threadgill at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Avenue, at 8 pm.
10/29: Kerri Edge (Queens) will host free live performances in Laurelton West Playground 119-99 238th St, Cambria Heights, at 2 pm.
10/29: Toma Zale (Brooklyn) will host an Art Class, Nerographica Workshop and a personal Art Exhibit at Essence Theater Studio, 1183 Sheepshead Bay Rd, at 7 pm.
10/29: Tyrone Birkett (Manhattan) and their ensemble will perform at a concert at Kente Royal Gallery, 2373 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, at 7:30 pm.
10/29: David Bertrand (Manhattan) will host ‘Beauty Between The Lines,’ a concert of original jazz music compositions followed by an audience Q&A at Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, at 7 pm.
10/29: Paula Ralph-Birkett (Manhattan) will present Something Better Together show, an artistic endeavor exploring how to love your neighbor as yourself through original music and spoken word, at Kente Royal Gallery, 2373 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, at 6:30 pm.
10/29: Benjamin Oyzon (Brooklyn) will present “Open Process” exploring their approach to devising content and story through interdisciplinary forms such as live soundscaping/music, aerial dance, text, poetry, film, and consent-based audience participation at 5thWall Studio, 156 N 4th St #7, at 7 pm.
10/29: Brandon Perdomo (Brooklyn) will host a pop-up gallery and release party of zines created by oral history interviews, as well as portraits made of digital composites, at Bessie’s.
10/29: Danielle Buonaiuto, Andrew Yee (Manhattan) and ChamberQUEER will present This Is the Way That You Are, program of music highlightign the voices of queer composers and performers both past and present, at Leslie-Lohman Museum, 26 Wooster St, at 7:30 pm. More information online here.
10/29: Loic Da Silva Cordeone (Manhattan) and UnCommon Sound will perform original songs from the band’s album and jazz & funk classics at Joey Bats East Village, 50 Avenue B, from 8 to 10 pm.
10/29: Mercedes Searer (Manhattan) will present the in-progress “Possible Worlds,” a semi-autobiographical performance installation that views the body as a site of socially dictated retention and reiteration, at The Roof at Park South, 125 E 27th St, from 8 to 10 pm.
10/29: Beth Gill (Manhattan) and partners will present “Heart Shaped Rock,” a site-specific dance at Forsyth Plaza, Forsyth St & Canal St, at 1 pm.
10/29: Charlotte Murray, Michael Bontatibus (Manhattan) and partners will create an 8-hour performance-based immersive installation inspired by Aeschylus’s The Oresteia at Village Works, 90 E 3rd St, from 11 am to 7 pm.
10/29: Davina Levenson (Queens) will host a screening of their show focusing on many issues facing families today at Morgans NYC Luxe Event Suite in Rosedale, 241-13 N Conduit Ave, at 8 pm.
10/29: Ricardo Vecchio (Queens) will host an open studio and exhibit displaying drawings, photo mockups, and large-scale renderings to facilitate learning exchanges and dialogue about climate and environmental injustice, all at 34-01 38th Avenue, Gallery Space Studio 34 in Long Island City, from 12 to 7.30 pm
10/29: Yvanhova Figueroa (Manhattan) will present “5 Paths To Uptown Stories,” a dance and theatre performance integrating dance and drama to touch on post-pandemic, homophobia, domestic violence and everyday pressures of life, at Black Box Theater in El Barrio’s Artspace in East Harlem, 215 East 99th St, at 7:30 pm. An additional performance will be held on Saturday, 10/30.
10/29: Yumi Suehiro (Brooklyn) will present a free piano solo concert performing the works of Hans Thomalla, Carl Christian Bettendorf, Hakan Ulus, and Philip Schuessler at Mise-En Place, 341 Calyer Street, at 8pm.
10/29: Annie Horner (Brooklyn) will host a short puppet show and expanded cinema screening, “COMES POURING IN,”a continuation of the Cupid and Psyche myth, at Windjammer.
10/29: Sharon Miller (Queens) will host The Creative Ambassadors photo exhibition that seeks to empower the voices of creative youth via powerful fine art editorial portraits showcasing their creative career goals as future creative leaders, at Hall of Fame Studios in Jamaica, 89-37 164th Street, at 3 pm.
10/29: Taylor Curry (Manhattan) will present “My Body Is Hiding Something From Me,” a dress exhibition that explores the artist’s relationship to memory, religion and the body, at Street Lab/Chelsea Market 10th Ave Gallery from 12 to 6 pm.
10/29: Nooshin Rostami (Manhattan) will present “Chess in a Circle,” a performative participatory workshop encouraging women-identifying players to join a collaborative game of chess unconcerned about their level of experience and challenging the rigid binaries of gender and race embedded in the imagery of this ancient game, at Washington Square Park from 4 to 7 pm. Tickets available here.
10/29: Joshua Marcum (Manhattan), 84 year-old guitar master Gene Bertoncini, and friends will present a free concert at All Saints Episcopal Church, 230 East 60th St, at 8 pm.
10/29: Mary Candler (Brooklyn) and Hedgepig’s Ensemble will present “When the Light Goes Out: Spirits, Souls & Spooky Tales” involving Brooklyn ghost stories, poems, and different cultural traditions with spirits at South Oxford Park at 6 pm. Additional performances of the play will be held on Saturday, 10/30 at 6 PM in Robert McNair Park and Sunday, 10/31 at 6 PM in Cuyler Gore Park.
10/29: Cynthia Macias (Queens) and The Downtown Glee Club Youth Choir will perform a choral concert focusing on American tradition in Church in the Gardens, Forest Hills at 7:30 pm.
10/29: Rangi McNeil (Manhattan) and workshop participants will present a reading of their works at 52nd Street Womens’ Center at 12 pm.
10/29: Alexandra Borovski (Manhattan) will present “Drawn Together,” an exhibition featuring over 200 drawings made by older adult artists at the Edie Windsor SAGE Center, 305 Seventh Avenue 15th Floor, at 3 pm.
10/29: Shan Y. Chuang (Manhattan) will perform a dance piece “10 Years In The Making, 10 Years Of Me” based on her reflection on the past 10 years she has spent in New York City and wondering what life would’ve been if the artist chose to stay in Taipei 10 years ago. The show is at Church Street School for Music & Art, 41 White Street, at 7:30 pm. Additional performance on Saturday, October 30th at 3 pm.
10/29: J.Dollaz (Manhattan) will coordinate a showcase featuring acts from different music genres including hip hop, R&B, and indie pop to raise awareness about artists with disabilities at Premier Recording Studios, 723 7th Avenue, at 8 pm.
10/29: Pájaro Negro/Blackbird (Manhattan) will perform a traditional Flamenco set alongside a Flamenco singer and guitarist at Karvouna Mezze, 241 Bowery, at 7 pm.
10/29: Zenaide Zeina (Manhattan) will present the dance show “Femininity: A Serena Wilson Retrospective” featuring twenty three dancers who were connected with the late dancer, choreographer, and teacher Serena Wilson, at Ripley Grier Studios, 939 8th Avenue, 4A at 8 pm.
10/29: Chris Harder (Manhattan) will present a staged reading of the new play, “FREAKS! Or the First Werewolf,” a queer, coming-of-age story for ages 12+ with witchcraft, werewolves, and Mariah Carey, at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St, at 6 pm. Get tickets online here.
10/29: Jessie Davis (Brooklyn) and partners will paint the edifice and stairwell at the North Brooklyn Coalition for Family Justice, creating an art therapy experience for families, culminating in a mural unveiling with musical performances.
10/29: Caeser Pink (Manhattan) and partners will perform music and dance with experimental classical music and ballerina and butoh dances at TaDa Theater, 15 W 28th St, at 8 pm.
10/29: Peter Fitzpatrick (Manhattan) will host Fitz Film Festival, a silly collection of comedy and horror shorts from the artist and his funny friends, at Anthology Film Archives, Maya Deren Theater, 32 Second Ave, at 7:30 pm.
10/29: Ricardo Gallo (Queens) will present a concert of original music with their band Los ALiENs, at Bliss Plaza, 46th St. and Queens Boulevard, from 4 to 7 pm.
10/29: Pawel Wojtasik (Brooklyn) will host a screening of a documentary film about Uncle Ray Matthews, a New Yorker and survivor of addiction and violent attacks, who is now a source of inspiration to his community. Screening will be held at 231 Maujer, 231 Maujer Street, Ground Floor, at 7:30 pm.
10/29: Rachel DeVore Fogarty (Manhattan) will compose music for “Hope | Light in the Darkness,” a cross-disciplinary concert music with cello, clarinet, and piano featuring dance and original art pieces at W83 Ministry Center, 150 West 83rd Street, at 7:30 pm.
10/29: Sam Champagne (Queens) and other artists will perform live R&B, pop, rap, and Jazz music at a concert hosted by comedian Alex Babbit at Popular Medium Studio, 160-23 Rockaway Blvd, at 7 pm.
10/29: Koku Gonza (Manhattan) will host “Bahari Tides” an event focusing on Tanzanian culture with live music, documentary film screening, and more at Teranga, 1280 5th Ave, from 7 to 10 pm. Register online here.
10/29: Daniel Holzman (Manhattan) will present a middle-school play at the New Design High School, 350 Grand St, at 7 pm. An additional performance will be held on 10/30 at 7 pm. Register online here.
10/30: Starseed (Manhattan) participants learned how to use Virtual Reality technology to create original VR projects, which will be presented in an outdoor experiential final event where the public can engage in new worlds created by participants at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, 6316 Mt. Morris Park West, from 12 to 1 pm.
10/30: Rachel Kerry (Manhattan) will host “The Shadows of Inwood,” a spooky solo show and walking tour of Inwood Park with stories inspired by the real history of the neighborhood.
10/30: Lane Moore (Brooklyn) will host “Tinder Live Halloween Spectacular,” an interactive live event designed to foster community and immersive comedy at Littlefield, 635 Sackett St.
10/30: Nicholas Rousseau (Brooklyn) will present an album release concert for their debut album “Rest/Unrest,” composed of music written throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, at Soapbox Gallery
10/30: Maria de Lujan Pérez Hernández (Brooklyn) will host an Intro to Printmaking class at Swivel Gallery.
10/30: Kathryn Kerr (Queens) will guide a free public art workshop to teach the basics of observational artmaking. Participants will then paint what is in the park: the trees, the playground, the skyline, and more so they will have an artistic document of their own neighborhood. The event will be held at Grover Cleveland Park at 12 pm.
10/30: Edwin Garcia (Bronx) will host “Flavor n’ Light,” a showcase featuring breakdance performances, workshops, and battles at Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, 1930 Randall Ave, from 3 to 6 pm.
10/30: Ivory Nunez-Medrano (Manhattan) will host an art workshop where participants can use easily accessible supplies from neighborhood stores to create art after learning from the artist’s interactive live demonstration.
10/30: Julianne Rockoff (Brooklyn) will embroider for 16 hours, sewing around 100 tote bags for guests at Regeneration, Artists & Fleas’ platform for recycled fashion in Williamsburg.
10/27: Lisa Bateman (Manhattan) will present “A Very Public Monument,” a new audio engagement with the WW1 monument in Abingdon Square Park, 12th Ave and Hudson St, at 5:30 pm.
10/30: Jason Nunes (Brooklyn) will host a 2-hour long live improvisational music sessions with professional musicians and non-musicians at Delight Factory.
10/30: Peter White (Brooklyn), pianist Alan Hankers, and percussionist Felix Reyes will perform classical and chamber music at “From There and Back: Performances In A Post-COVID World” at Sandbox Percussion Studio.
10/30: Gregory Ingram (Brooklyn) will create a Halloween Community Arts Program at Cypress Hill Playground from 2 to 5 pm.
10/30: Kevin Hufnagel (Queens) will host a live streamed performance of a set of original compositions for solo guitar, as well baritone ukulele.
10/30: Martha Preve Ayora (Manhattan) will host an event celebrating the Day of the Dead with an ofrenda altar for loved ones, performers and artists dressed in traditional makeup and sharing poetry, as well as other happenings, all at Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th St.
10/30: Pavan Thimmaiah (Manhattan) will present a new production telling a complicated love story through theater, dance & live music with an original score at PMT House of Dance.
10/30: James Nicholas Brisco (Staten Island) will produce two music and performance art shows with over 30 artists featured for Music Of Curiosities, 1208 Surf Ave, from 9 am to 2 pm.
10/30: Alma Leya (Queens) will host a painting exhibition, “Progression through Pandemic,” at the Community Gallery at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-4 Jamaica Avenue, from 4 to 9 pm.
10/30: Yasmeen Abdallah (Manhattan) will lead an artist talk and workshop that explores the intersections of art, education, activism, and other community-focused topics, creating connections amongst attendees and their communities through zine-making. The event will take place at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, 155 Loisaida Ave, from 2 to 3:30 pm.
10/30: Dennis RedMoon Darkeem (Bronx) will create a map of Bronx art outlets at Bronx Museum of the Arts, Kelly Street Garden, from 1 to 4 pm.
10/30: Bino Realuyo (Queens) will present “Kaluluwa A Filipino-American “Halloween” Literary Kwentuhan” featuring three Filipino-American writers from Jackson Heights presenting literary works around Filipino “Halloween” themes at Centro Cultural Barco de Papel, 40-03 80th Street, at 6 pm. More info here.
10/30: Hsuan YuPan (Manhattan) will screen their short in-progress documentary “Alone/Together” at Kenektid, 1026 6th Avenue, at 7 pm.
10/30: Anabella Lenzu (Brooklyn) and DanceDrama, celebrating its 15th anniversary, will present an exclusive online evening presenting four important dance film works and an intimate interview of Anabella Lenzu by Celia Ipiotis, at 7 pm.
10/30: Lucy Yeghiazaryan (Manhattan) will premiere songs from her new album “In Her Words” at Mulberry Street Library, 10 Jersey Street, from 8 to 11 pm.
10/30: Jen Axman (Queens) will create a “Craft & Create Halloween” workshop open to community members and especially children with autism spectrum disorders or developmental disabilities, with Halloween crafts and music at Art Strong, 4367 11th Street, from 12 to 2 pm.
10/30: Yui Kitamura (Manhattan) will host a public reading of “Wonder Closet” a new musical, at Pushkin Hall, 165 W 86 St, at 5:30 pm.
10/30: Sangeetha Kowsik (Manhattan) of IhsanIshan Design will create a pop-up shop and art exhibition with Shauna Ericson at 434 E. 9th St from 12 to 8 pm. An additional event will be held on 10/31 from 12 to 8 pm.
10/30: Sahar Ghaheri (Brooklyn) and Grey Area Collective will present “Amazonia,” a pop-up exhibit with fictional products that New Yorkers would need to survive in a dystopian climate-ravaged future and inspiring fierce climate citizenship, at Peninsula Art Space, 352 Van Brunt St, from 6 to 9 pm. Additional viewing on 10/31 from 11 am to 7 pm.
10/30: Amanda Morris (Queens) will live stream three episodes of her web series entitled “Manda,” followed by a discussion on filmmaking, taking initiative, and experience as a Black filmmaker, at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, at 2 pm.
10/30: Jon Marin (Brooklyn) will present “This Is How We Brew It,” a photo showcase focusing on the diversity of NYC’s craft beer scene featuring the women, Black, and Latino individuals who play a significant role in the creation of craft beer, presented at Thames Art Center, 147 Thames St, from 6 to 10 pm.
10/30: Manuela Agudelo (Queens) and partners will present Legado Dorado, a full-day festival about unheard family histories and legacies for people of color, with film, dance, live music, spoken word, and art exhibitions, all at Astoria Performing Arts Center starting at 2 pm.
10/30: Marissa Arciola (Manhattan) will present “Syrian Ornaments” showcasing instrumental and vocal compositions from composers across greater Syria since the 1700s, at City Lore, 56 E 1st St, at 8 pm.
10/30: Maggie Gavin (Queens) and the Woodside Arts Collective will present a Halloween Extravaganza, with a costume parade and context, spooky story-time, scary singalong, and dance party, with refreshments provided. Event will be held at Windmuller Park, 52 St near 39th Dr, starting at 4 pm.
10/30: Jasmin Bastien (Brooklyn) created a learn-to-sew teaching class for young women and teens, with all materials provided.
10/30: Julann Ceramics (Manhattan) will create an in-home exhibit of ceramics and creative process explanations at 100 Arden St from 1 to 3 pm.
10/30: Dominique de Cock (Manhattan) and Ellen Frank will display an eco-friendly celebration of trees and in the context of proposed international ecocide laws, with decorated tree branches ultimately given to passerbyers at Marcus Garvey Park, Madison Ave, E. 120 St. to E. 124 St, from 1 to 5 pm.
10/30: Hernan Acuna (Manhattan) will present a bilingual Spanish & English performance of “Soliluna: A Magical Voyage Through 5 Continents / Un Viaje Mágico por Cinco Continentes,” featuring puppets as they explore international folktales involving the Sun and the Moon at La Nacional Performance Space Puppet, 239 West 14th St. Performances at 2 pm and 5 pm; puppet-making workshop at 3:30 pm.
10/30: Ana Moioli (Manhattan) will present “This is Me Eating___” an immersive theatre performance focusing on the connections between food and bogy image to different cultures and traditions, at Alchemical Studios, 104 West 14th Street, at 4 pm.
10/30: Kaya Fridman (Queens) will screen the music videos “Harana” and “Half Free,” songs exploring themes of community and freedom within hip-hop in NYC, followed by a conversation about the Filipino diaspora in NYC.
10/30: Senfu Stoney (Queens) will host and perform an online drum and music show at 6 pm.
10/30: Brad Shepik (Bronx) and quintet will premiere his suite, “HUMAN ACTIVITY Part 2-Code Red,” a meditation on local effects of climate change and inspiring action, at Bronx River Art Center, 1087 E Tremont Ave, at 4 pm.
10/30: Seong Ae Kim (Manhattan) will discuss her aesthetic and compositions, accompanied by live performances of her works by Parhelion trio and percussionist Josh Perry, at Michiko Studios, 149 West 46th Street 3rd Floor, at 5 pm.
10/30: Julie Ludwick (Brooklyn) will perform in “Where Shall I Send My Joys?”, a dance duet with live music, with a creative process explanation and activity where audience members can learn how to express their everyday joys, at 281 N 7th Street, 2nd Floor at 5:30 pm.
10/30: Svetlana Jovanovic (Manhattan) will present “A Spoken-Word Exhibit,” exploring reflections of the past in the pandemic through spoken word, found art, and more at WOW Cafe Theater, 59-61 E 4th Street, at 7 pm.
10/30: Jasmina Sinanovic (Manhattan) will show multimedia work in progress focusing on Isolation (Izolacija), followed by an audience discussion about COVID-19 pandemic and disruptions to creative processes, at WOW Cafe Theater, 59-61 E 4th Street, at 7 pm.
10/30: Ileana Marin (Manhattan) will showcase original songs and video at WOW Cafe Theater, 59-61 E 4th Street, at 7 pm.
10/30: Preya Patel (Queens) will celebrate the Hindu holiday of Navratri with Gujarati folk-based Bollywood dances and an instructional dance lesson for the public at the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Park from 5 to 10 pm.
10/30: Guadalupe Peraza (Manhattan) will perform and coordinate a cross-cultural concert including music transitions between early western classical music and traditional folk music at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 E 88th St, at 1 pm.
10/30: Tanya Perez (Bronx) will host an interactive haunted house, with spooky characters and arts and crafts at the Andrew Freedman House, 1125 Grand Concourse, from 1 to 5 pm.
10/30: Michi Fuji (Manhattan) and partners will perform at a blues and jazz concert at Church Street School for Music and Art, 41 White St, at 7 pm.
10/30: Manuel Pulla (Brooklyn) will coordinate and host The Sunset Park Art Walk, bringing together local artists to display their art work, paint live, celebrate Dia de los Muertos featuring Mexica Danza, and more at Sunset Park from 12 to 6 pm.
10/30: Philip Read (Queens) will exhibit their latest works, participate in an artist talk, and have a live painting demonstration at Mountain Path Studio in Long Island City, 4350 11th Street Studio 209, from 5 to 11 pm.
10/30: KimSu Theiler (Manhattan) and Stephanie Barber will perform in “REGULAR MAGIC” a live improvised sound and video show of found photographs through lights and lenses at Microscope Gallery, 525 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor, at 8 pm.
10/30: Sharlene Chou (Queens) will lead an arts and craft workshop using mixed media to create Halloween-theme decorations, including images of pumpkin, bats, cat, and witches, at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, at 2:30 pm.
10/30: Jay Miners and Anthony Nguyen (Manhattan) will host an evening of storytelling and original music featuring songwriters Alex Wong, Erika Ji, Jay Miners, and Marcie Hernandez and storytellers Annie Tan, Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones, David Glover, and Kelly Bachman at Flamboyán Theater at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk Center, at 7 pm.
10/30: Daniel Smith (Staten Island) will host a screening of their short documentaries about a local NYC comedian, forager, and painter from 3 to 4 pm. Watch online here.
10/30: Sonya Gropman (Queens) will host the walking tour “Queens People Eating: The Queens Cookbook, Recipes from Around the World,” with portraits of diverse Queens residents and contributed recipes that reflect their cultural heritage exhibited in local businesses. The tour will start at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, 37th Road, between 73rd/74th St, at 1 pm.
10/30: Cesar Hidalgo (Manhattan) will host a screening of “Untitled Queer Anthology,” a film highlighting the intersecting lives of New York City’s diverse and ever-growing LGBTQ+ landscape, at Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th St, at 2 pm.
10/30: Max Henry (Brooklyn) will host an online screening of the short film “Ouroboros.” Register online here.
10/30: Jeongwon Lee (Manhattan) will host a premiere screening of “Uncalled Guest” at Kenektid Gallery, 1026 6th Ave Suite 201, at 5:30 pm.
10/30: Monica Camafreita (Manhattan) and Opera for Earth will perform Verdi’s Macbeth, sung in Italian with English narration, at St. John’s in the Village, 218 W 11th St, at 4 pm.
10/30: Marcela Ossio (Brooklyn) will prepare art workshops for an upcoming festival in Sunset Park.
10/30: Sukari Jones (Brooklyn) will hold a reading of the first act of their new musical, “You Are Here,” at Prospect Park Parade Grounds at 2 pm.
10/30: Elzbieta Wysoczanska (Staten Island) will create a sculptural installation out of concrete that will be on display at Stapleton Library, 132 Canal Street, starting at 3:30 pm.
10/30: Kwikstep / DJKS360 (Manhattan) will host “Behind The Groove presents, Rock The Block Halloween Eve In Harlem” a block party with dancing, different genres of music including R&B and Salsa, a dance floor for performances, and more at 120th Street and Lenox Ave from 5 to 9 pm.
10/30: Yeujia Low (Manhattan) will lead a dance theater workshop for the public to learn and explore the choreography from the artist’s and dance theater company, The Lowcoco, upcoming show “The Emus” at PMT Dance Studio, 28 W 25th St 2nd floor, at 4:30 pm.
10/30: Rashaun Donovan (Queens) will host a community engagement seminar teaching local youth self defense techniques to increase public safety, including martial arts, basic defense techniques with meditation and yoga, at Baisley Pond Park, 150th Street Extension, from 1 to 4 pm.
10/30: Rowan Abbensetts (Queens) will coordinate a play performance of their book, Remembrance of Christmas, with dance and music accompaniment symbolizing traditional Guyanese Christmas traditions, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Jamaica, 167- 24-118 Avenue, at 6 pm.
10/30: Merisdy Florexile (Manhattan) will host a film screening, reflection, book signing, and performances by guests at 307 W 38th St at 6:30 pm. Register online here.
10/30: Jared Engel (Manhattan) will perform in a concert featuring songs from early jazz canon of the 1920s and 30s, as well as original compositions, at La Plaza at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk St, at 1 pm.
10/30: Lillian Bornstein (Brooklyn) will coordinate a production of Anton Chekov’s The Seagull at The Peristyle in Prospect Park at 2 pm. An additional performance will be held on Sunday, 10/31 at 2 pm.
10/30: JU-EH (Queens) will present an open studio showcasing their audio opera experimentation on the platform Clubhouse, and his interdisciplinary vision using VR to build living costumes and moving architectures, online at 2 pm.
10/30: Randall Woolf (Manhattan) will host a public workshop and preview performance of their new work, Leadville Pantoum, along with poetry and piano performances at 10 Bleecker Street, 7th Floor at 7:30 pm.
10/30: Inti and the Moon (Manhattan) will host a performance of Andean-Latin fusion music at West Side Community Garden, 123 West 89th Street, at 5 pm.
10/30: Melika Dave (Manhattan) will host an art workshop with experimental approaches to self-portraiture through radical self-acceptance and intuitive decision making at SoMad, 34 East 23rd Street 4th Floor, at 1 pm.
10/30: Alec Hall (Manhattan) and partners will present a final performance of “Credo: A Surveillance Mass” at The Riverside Theatre, 91 Claremont Avenue, at 8 pm.
10/30: Katherine Kisa (Manhattan) will present collaged works inspired by social justice movements including Black Lives Matter at Chelsea Market at 10th Avenue from 12 to 3 pm.
10/30: Saneun Hwang (Manhattan) will create a “Welcome Back” a collaborative art piece with passerbyers to draw and collage on-site people and NYC scenery throughout the day at Morningside Park, Carl Schurz Plaza at 116th St, from 11 am to 5 pm.
10/30: Christianne Greiert (Manhattan) and partners will present a screening of their “Rough Cuts” microfilm series, along with an audience Q&A, at The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 116 Pinehurst Avenue, from 7:30 to 9 pm.
10/30: Hector Gomez and Andie Clarkson (Manhattan) will coordinate a day of free art making workshops facilitated by graduates of The Bridge Program, including a workshop where participants will create alternative photographs and photo impressions using household spices, at SoMad 34 E 23rd St 4th Floor, from 11 am to 7 pm. An art background is not required for attendance.
10/30: Jackie Torres (Manhattan) will host “Trains of Thought: A Writer’s Workshop,” encouraging writers to reclaim the practice for themselves, at SoMad NYC, 34 East 23rd Street, 4th Floor, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.
10/30: Bboy Indio (Bronx) will host a youth workshop and performance of break dancing and freestyle dancing at Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, 1930 Randall Ave, from 3 to 6 pm.
10/30: Emruz Festival (Manhattan) will screen Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami’s documentary “Sonita,” following the journey of a young Afghan musician who fights against oppressive traditions, at Chain Theater, 312 W 36th St 4th Floor, at 5 pm. Sonita will take part in a Q&A and performance after the screening.
10/30: Carolyn Harrison (Bronx) will coordinate the performance of spoken word poetry from participants of a six-week training program for young adult artists at Boogie Down Grind Cafe, 868 Hunts Point Avenue, at 6 pm.
10/30: Achilleas Ambatzidis (Manhattan) will create a temporary rooftop installation inspired by concepts in The Skeptics and the Phenomenology. Participants can activate the piece with their bodies and perceptions of the space at 435 Broadway from 11 am to 3 pm.
10/30: Sheryl Damert Robertson (Brooklyn) will have a creative painting event where participants can create self-portrait masks at Sea Park Playground, 2970 West 27th Street, at 12 pm.
10/30: Francesca Khalifa (Manhattan) will launch Legado, a series of recital programs revolving around the piano music of living Latin classical composers, followed by a talkback focusing on Cuban composer Alfredo Diez Nieto the world premiere of his Second Piano Sonata. The event will be held at Renee Weiler Recital Hall at the Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St, at 7 pm.
10/30: Dorchel Haqq (Brooklyn) will curate a multidisciplinary performance honoring black futurism, with works including poems, speeches, and native fabrics, at ARTCAKE, 214 40th St, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
10/30: Valerie David (Manhattan) will perform “The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within,” a solo show chronicling their journey to become a 3-time cancer survivor. This performance is in honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month and will feature a post-show audience talkback and Q&A that includes health care professionals and cancer survivors, all at The Cell Theatre, 338 West 23rd Street, at 2 pm.
10/30: Jing Wang (Queens) will create a video installation featuring five years of footage and interviews with Chinese food delivery workers, in an effort to bring to light the mental health challenges, racist attacks, and robbery targeting to this under-represented community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will feature opportunities to engage with delivery workers, all at Glow Community Center in Flushing, 133-29 41st Ave Floor #1, at 7 pm.
10/30: Andrew Strano (Brooklyn) will present an afternoon of songs of yearning and hurt from “Skin”, a musical by Yuriko Shibata and the artist. The concert features the voices of Lynn Craig, Sara James, Bela Konstancja, the artist, and a live band — William Karras, Earl Marrows, Sam Novotny, Matt Wong, led by Shibata. See it at SoSH studios, 277 Starr St #1, at 3 pm.
10/30: Tidtaya Sinutoke (Manhattan) will present an open rehearsal of “DEAR MR. C,” a work-in-progress autobiographical musical about their experience of being an immigrant artist in America. The event will be held at Open Jar Studios, 1601 Broadway 11th Floor, at 1:30 pm.
10/30: Candice Michelle Franklin (Manhattan) and their music and dance production, Jazz Ain’t Dead, will perform a concert with original music arrangements, Jazz standards, and some Halloween-themed selections and more at Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Dr, at 2 pm. Tickets and more information here.
10/31: Nora Chellew (Brooklyn) will host the exhibition “Even-Toed Ungulate” at FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights.
10/31: Paula de la Cruz (Manhattan) will interview a fine artist, an architect, and a chef about translating nature to urban life.
10/31: Aleathia Brown (Manhattan) will present “Insomniac,” a project exploring the artist’s process of making art at nighttime, and will be accompanied by vocal and guitar pieces. The piece will premiere at the Kente Royal Gallery, 2373 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.
10/31: Ray LC (Brooklyn) will premiere an art technology performance involving robot arm gestures and exploring mimicry of human movement at Brick Theatre, 579 Metropolitan Ave, at 9 am.
10/31: Kate Cortesi (Manhattan) and the playwright collective The Pool will host “Open Swim,” a full day marathon of new plays at New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher St #1E.
10/31: Kate Graham-Shaw (Brooklyn) will present a community poetry reading event in Bushwick.
10/31: Michael Feinberg (Manhattan) will present a workshop and performance of new works composed by their modern blues and jazz band at Michiko Studio.
10/31: Jorge Sosa (Manhattan) will compose works that will be performed by pianist Kathy Tagg and soprano Vanessa Becerra at a recital at Scorca Hall in The National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave, from 12 to 2 pm.
10/31: Thomas Legaspi (Manhattan) and partners dressed in Halloween costumes will set up a Halloween themed scene for drawing, with all materials provided, at Street Lab and Chelsea Market’s 10th Ave Gallery from 11 am to 2 pm.
10/31: Satoshi Takeishi (Brooklyn) will present “Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Improvised Music”, a concert exploring the influence of NYC’s cultural diversity on the artist’s music, at Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer St, at 7:30 pm.
10/31: Tamara Cashour (Manhattan) will produce “Tricks-or-Teasers,” highlights and productions of two operas Act I of Verdi’s “Macbeth” and Act 1 of a new opera entitled “The Bird Lady” by Timothy Lee Miller, including a screening of the original film FORBEARANCE, which ties together themes of bird conservation and environmental stewardship. The performance will take place at The National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, from 3 to 5 pm.
10/31: Alicia Lieu (Manhattan) and Mavis Pan present “88 Keys,” a solo piano live concert presenting the works of three living female composers, including Lieu, Pan, Eimi Tanaka, and more at The National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave, at 7 pm.
10/31: Daisuke Shen (Queens) and writer Vi Khi Nao will present a reading and short film screening focusing on the character Eddie from the 1969 film Funeral Parade of Roses, focusing queer and trans communities in Japan. The project will premiere at Unnameable Books, 615 Vanderbilt Ave, at 7 pm.
10/31: Smiley – Queen of Glides (Brooklyn) will work with local youth in dance mentoring sessions and events at NEBHDCO in Crown Heights.
10/31: Valentine Louis (Brooklyn) will host the Grand Slam Invitational, the inaugural poetry slam competition at Drip BK Beverage Lounge, 830 Rogers Ave, from 6:30 to 11 pm. Register online here.
10/31: Berardo Chacho Ramirez (Manhattan) will produce a live music event “Samuel Hargress and the Music of Paris Blues: A Community Event” honoring Sam Hargress and his jazz bar in Harlem, Paris Blues. The event will be held at Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, from 10 to 6 pm. Costumes are welcome.
10/31: Patrick Chang (Queens) and partners will present “Micailhuitl: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos on 34th Avenue,” featuring an altar to remember departed loved ones, performances of traditional Mexican folkloric dance, storytelling, interactive music and dance, live art-making, and an art exhibit, all at 34th Avenue Open Street, 34th Avenue and 93rd Street in Jackson Heights, from 4 to 6:30 pm.
10/31: Angelo Lanza and Jeffrey Stark (Queens) will host an exhibition of a new site-specific sculpture by Andrés Monzón-Aguirre at 34th Avenue and 93rd Street, Jackson Heights, from 4 to 6 pm.
10/31: Lena Engelstein (Brooklyn) and performance artist Magda San Millan will perform in an interdisciplinary show, “Dreams Do Come True,” focusing on themes of bodily pleasure and shame, and featuring stand-up comedy, dance, paintings, an auction, and live music. The show will be held at Lifeworld, 149 12th Street, at 7 pm.
10/31: Elliot Norman Lopez (Brooklyn) will create portraits with models donning different cultural masks with an online presentation.
10/31: Kit Goldstein Grant (Manhattan) will present a screening of “The New Mother,” a Halloween family musical geared towards children ages 10 and up, at Prime Produce, 424 W 54th St, at 1 pm. Costumes and Halloween candy encouraged!
10/31: Eirené (Queens) will host a Día de los Muertos festival with Latinx and Mexican-American community members featuring an event creating an ofrenda, an altar table with objects to remember those who have passed away. The festival will also have decoration of calaveras (skulls), making papel picado (tissue garlands), and additional crafts for all ages at the Great Lawn in Astoria Park, 23rd Ave and 19th Street, from 3 to 7 pm.
10/31: Bebonkwe Brown (Brooklyn) will share in-progress works including paintings, drawings, multimedia sculpture, and video works at their studio from 12 to 6 pm.
10/31: Tara Bruno (Queens) will produce a narrative film with an online screening.
10/31: Carlos David Trujillo (Manhattan) will host a continuous screening of “Jevi from 9 to 11” at Governor’s Island, Colonels Row Building 404-A, from 12 to 5 pm, with a Q&A at 4 pm.
10/31: Ryan Pratt and Tansy Xiao (Manhattan) composed Connective Tissue (2021) a violin piece to accompany “Bone and Air,” a sound and visual work, which will premiere at Kabayitos Theatre at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk St, at 2 pm.
10/31: Joshua Hernandez (Brooklyn) will direct and produce a short film about a queer dancer battling a chronic illnes who finds peace in the outdoors. A virtual screening will be held online at 8 pm.
10/31: Miranda Nicole (Brooklyn) will host a fall community art give-back event with face painting, book reading, community art projects centered around Fall and Halloween, and with free goodies for children at Marion Street Park, 401 Marion Street, from 3 to 7 pm.
10/31: Derick Whitson (Manhattan) will present “Sugar (Chapter II)” featuring photographs, a video, and a presentation in full costume at 331 East 88th Street from 6 to 9 pm.