Legislating Better Health Through Food Policy Why is it so difficult to get seemingly positive food legislation passed in a progressive NYC? And what does food have to do with human rights? Healthy breakfast will be served prior to 9am event. (buffet style) Introduction by Charles Platkin, PhD, JD, MPH Welcome by Smita Narula, JD, MA Panelists: Alex Beauchamp, northeast region director, Food & Water Watch Margaret Brown, JD, staff attorney, New York Program, Natural Resources Defense Council NY Program Kim Kessler, JD, assistant commissioner, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention & Tobacco Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Smita Narula, JD, MA, distinguished lecturer and interim director, Human Rights Program, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College Margot Pollans, JD, assistant professor of law, Pace Law School; Faculty Director of the Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative Hosted by the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center and Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
On this tour, we will take you past many famous locations such as the Nederlander Theatre (Rent), St. James Theatre (Oklahoma), the Majestic Theatre (Phantom), Sardi’s Restaurant, Helen Hayes, Shubert Alley, etc. Along the way, learn about why we always leave the ghost lamp onstage after a show (theatre superstitions), why Rodgers and Hammerstein are considered the grandfathers of musical theatre, and how Bob Fosse and Antoinette Perry became Broadway legends. You will also gain insight into the life of a Broadway actor as well as learn about Off-Broadway festivals, rehearsal studios, and the best way to get tickets to a Broadway show. This tour is the perfect gift for the young up-and-coming Broadway performer in your life or for enthusiasts who love to sing and dance. Expect spontaneous jazz hands and outbursts of Broadway show tunes! Highlights of our Act 1 Musical Theatre Walking Tour include:-Learn the origins of musical theatre and the history of Broadway!-Gossip about the Broadway stars (both in the earthly realm and beyond!)-Step into the spotlight on the tour and get a chance to be a BROADWAY star by singing famous show stoppers with your tour guide!
Film critic Amy Taubin curates an evening of greatest hits and overlooked gems from experimental film directors of the 1960s, inspired by the New York Public Library's exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution. Featured films include: Fist Fight (1964, dir. Robert Breer) Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965, dir. Kenneth Anger) Permanent Wave (1966, dir. Anita Thacher) Film in Which There Appear Edge Lettering, Sprocket Holes, Dirt Particles, Etc. (1966, dir. George Landow, aka Owen Land) Report (1963–1967, dir. Bruce Conner) Andy Warhol (1965, dir. Marie Menken) Dog Star Man: Prelude (1961, dir. Stan Brakhage)
This is a free improv show! Catch a few laughs and in the process, learn from watching. Indie improv groups of various experience levels, from around NYC have been invited to perform. This is also an improv competition show where a winner will be declare - Audience members will have an opportunity to vote.***As these are free shows, please only Triple Crown purchased food or beverages are allowed in the basement. If you mention the improv discount prior to ordering, you can receive 10% off food, or $4 select drafts (Bud, ShockTop, Yuengling only). www.indieindiecagematch.com www.facebook.com/indieindiecagematch
A private message in plain sight. Dedicate It is a live show and podcast that zeroes in on the dedication page. Come hear host Emily Ludolph find the stories about the people and experiences that motivate our favorite writers, musicians, and scientists. Dedicate It examines the greatest dedications in history, holds intimate conversations with the people we admire most about the people they admire most, and hosts an open mic for everyone to make a dedication to someone who got them where they are today. Doors 6:30pm, show 7:00pm. Tickets $15 adv / $20 at the door. 21+ Tuesday, March 20th. Guest: Superstar playwright and librettist David Henry Hwang will discuss how a prompt from the late, great Sam Shephard grew into his first play FOB and why Family Devotions is dedicated to Shephard. Expect insight into Hwang’s process behind the creation of M. Butterfly and Yellow Face and to hear more about how mentorship and family ties underpin the American stage’s Tony award-winning plays. >> Listen to the Podcast here David Henry Hwang’s work includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Kung Fu, Golden Child, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, and the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. He is America’s most-produced living opera librettist, who has worked with composers Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, and Bright Sheng. Hwang is a Tony©Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time Obie Award winner and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is currently a writer/producer for the Golden Globe-winning television series The Affair. From 1994-2000, he sat by appointment of President Bill Clinton on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Emily Ludolph is an alum of TED Conferences, where she shepherded business speakers to the stage as part of the TED Institute program. She has produced full cast recordings of American plays as part of the radio show and podcast Playing on Air. In her time working in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art she developed an attachment to Alexander Hamilton’s fifteen-foot-tall clock. Before that, Emily and the BEAT Festival programmed Brooklyn performers in nontraditional spaces. Her favorite job of all has been coaching high school juniors on personal essays for their college applications. She has published in Design Observer, Quartz, and Narratively, and is a graduate of Vassar College. REFUND POLICY: Tickets maybe be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our...
Thank You and Good Night with QWFF Spirit of Queens Honoree and IndieCollect Tribute Recipient Jan Oxenberg.
Come see some of NYC's funniest up and coming comedians! Producer Paul Bennett finds established and emerging talent for this stand-up comedy showcase at Greenwich Village Comedy Club. 2 Drink Minimum. Drinks range from $6 to $12. Non-alcoholic options are available. Proceeds from ticket sales go to support the charitable work of Hunger Free America.
Each month, Theater of the Apes plucks a long forgotten volume from the shelves of the New York Society Library and resurrects it as a low budget variety show. Get some culture. Get some beer. This month Campward Ho! Someone has said, "We camp to live with Nature." If living is knowing, let us then while we camp, learn to know the great out-of-doors, and at the same time take advantage of being together, and learn to live as Scouts. The information given is the result of experience gained not only as a camp Director and a housekeeper, but as a co-worker with hundreds of Scouts whose needs are very real. Featuring: Ellia Bisker (Charming Disaster / Sweet Soubrette) Susan Hwang (The Bushwick Book Club / Lusterlit) Margaret Peot (The Successful Artists Career Guide: Finding Your Way in the Business of Art) Hosted by Ayun Halliday (No Touch Monkey! / Queen of the Apes) and more to be announced... Bring a blank shirt, pillowcase, or bag for preshow STENCIL FUN. Make your own free Necromancers souvenir! Read Campward Ho for free online at Project Gutenberg.
In 1911, Rosealia dreams of a better life. In 1933, Kai struggles to keep her daughter safe. In 1955, Hannah finally fights for herself. Folk Wandering is a sweeping new musical conjured from the hearts and minds of Jaclyn Backhaus (Men on Boats), Andrew Neisler (Charlatan, Clown Bar), and nine emerging singer-songwriters. This expansive story investigates the making and breaking of the American dream across three bygone generations. Join Pipeline Theatre Company and their band of troubadours this spring for an awakening of the hope, heartache, and longing that binds us all together. Conceived by Jaclyn Backhaus & Andrew Neisler* Book by Jaclyn Backhaus Directed by Andrew Neisler* Music by Blake Allen, Mike Brun, Andrew R. Butler, Joel Esher, Alex Fast, Jo Lampert, Barrie McLain, Annie Tippe, and Dominique Toney Lyrics by Blake Allen, Jaclyn Backhaus, Mike Brun, Andrew R. Butler, Joel Esher, Jo Lampert, Barrie McLain, and Annie Tippe Featuring: Kim Blanck, Andrew R. Butler, Seth Clayton*, DeMone, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Morgan Siobhan Green, Lena Hudson,Kate Loprest, Dan Tracy*, Jordan Tyson, Nicole Weiss. Band: Blake Allen (violin/viola), Mike Brun (percussion), Magda Kress (bass), Sydney Shepherd (cello), Ellen Winter (piano). Music Director: Ellen Winter Set Design: Carolyn Mraz Lighting Design: Christopher Bowser* Costume Design: Heather McDevitt Barton Sound Design: Jim Petty of Five Ohm Productions Props Design: Emmie Finckel Choreography: Ben Hobbs Casting: Telsey + Company/Lauren Harris Arrangements by Mike Brun and Joel Esher Orchestrations by Blake Allen and Mike Brun Production Stage Manager: Kristy Bodall* Production Manager: Jenny Beth Snyder Associate Production Manager: Tyler Perry Assistant Stage Manager: Anna Aschliman Press: Matt Ross PR Photography: Suzi Sadler Graphic Design: Brendan Dalton Advertising: Caolan Hunter Assistant Director: Sam Leopold Assistant Music Director: Simone Allen Assistant Lighting Design: Asa Lipton Assistant Prop Design: Jess Cummings Production Assistants: Joanna Pisano, Priscilla Villanueva Originally developed in collaboration with Jessie Barr, Kim Blanck, and Lena Hudson Folk Wandering is made possible, in part, thanks to a producing partnership with Triumph Productions, Christopher Schout and Wayne Zink. *Members of the Pipeline Theatre Company Ensemble --- Wheelchair and companion seating is reserved for the exclusive use of patrons with disabilities who require the features of the seat, and their guests. The seat locations offer wheelchair accommodation for guests who need to remain in their wheelchairs...
Jamie Leo ended up having a relationship to Iran for many decades. Meet the Iranian National Womens Hockey Team captain; an Iranian/US gay couple with a 30-year age difference, in love for 20 years; a Shirazi one-man- band tourguide driver; a psychotherapists transgender patients; an architectural historians secret; joyful Persian New Year (Nowruz), Passover Seder, Armenian Easter and Nuclear Treaty celebrations. He did not see Bibis, nor your Mullahs Iran.
"Perhaps it bears mentioning that The Worst Humans are not what their name implies. The Worst Humans, in fact, are three remarkably talented musicians, doing their best to resurrect New York’s storied underground rock scene. And, by all accounts, they’re doing a hell of a job, as they color outside the lines of traditional pop music. The Brooklyn-based trio is releasing their newest single, “We’re on Drugs,” a poignant and timely commentary on the prevalence of prescription drugs in America. “Perhaps it is something I came to realize through experience, having lived and partied in New York for nearly a decade now,” shares Ian Holubiak, the band’s guitarist and lead vocalist. “I constantly talk to people who are prescribed anti-depressants and the like. And, I too have been prescribed medication to combat mental illness. But the community at large demonizes users, not only those who take prescription medication for one reason or another, but those who use illicit drugs too. We need not put blame on users, nor do we need to judge someone’s character because they use.” Comprised of Holubiak, Steve Conroy (bass), and Chris Corsico (drums), The Worst Humans found their footing at Berlin, which sits beneath 2A, a low-key dive bar on Avenue A in New York City. Berlin has long been a hideout for musicians, artists, and others who choose to live on the fringes of society. The band draws influence from notable 90s grunge bands, as well as legendary jazz singers like Nina Simone. With a strong vision and the unremitting desire to break away from the mainstream, The Worst Humans just happen to be one of the best things going in Brooklyn. “I want us to be a new sound for Brooklyn,” shares Holubiak. “Everyone tells me that L.A. is where the next musical movement will come from. But, not if it’s up to us.”" War Twins has become known for their dynamic live set full of passionate energy, rock n' roll soul and deep electronics. A growing buzz has taken them from their hometowns on the east coast to a string of successful nationwide tours and their new home in Los Angeles. The duo was founded by singer/songwriter Gaetana and drummer/producer James Grey. Beginning in early 2013, the band built a bed in the back of a ‘98 Plymouth Voyager, and promoted their first demo on a tour that took them to over eighty cities. Since, they've performed close to 500 shows across the country to date. Most recently, War Twins has supported international acts such as Wolf Alice, Alien Ant Farm and Filter, with additional performances at SXSW, Catskill Chill, Slingshot and other festivals....
Kate is a whip-smart lobbyist who doesn’t waste her time on anyone who can’t get elected, stay elected and help her clients get what they want. Kate thinks Representative Sydney Millsap is a political neophyte whose staunch ideals are going to cost her a burgeoning political career. But Representative Millsap and her high-minded principles turn out to be more resilient than Washington was expecting, and for the first time Kate is faced with a choice that might change everything for her: back the system, or back what she believes in?
Doors open at for sign up and seating at 6:30 PM. MAC Members are free/Non Members $10 There is a $20 food/beverage minimum per person