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Penny Jones and Company Early Childhood Puppet Theater performs on June 27 at Pier 62 at 6:30pm, Free

PENNY JONES HRP-Summer of Fun RIVERKIDS-09The Sorcerer’s Apprentice


WHO: PENNY JONES & CO. PUPPETS Early Childhood Puppet Theatre has been a mainstay of children’s theater in New York since the 1970’s. The company specializes in informal puppet shows for children aged three to eight, and puppet ballets with live music for audiences of adults, children or both.


WHERE: PIER 62 in Chelsea (cross at 22nd Street)

Rain location PIER 40 lobby
BUS AND SUBWAY: M20, M22, M23, A, C, E,

INFO: 212 924-0525

PENNY JONES 2014-15 Sorcerer 4x4  image loDESCRIPTION:
THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE with The Fisherman and the Genie
A puppet ballet set to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice score by Dukas, about a boy who starts something he cannot stop when he tries magic instead of muscle – as originally instructed. When the water rises he is overwhelmed with oysters, sword fish, jelly fish, shark, sea horse, octopus and giant whale, all swimming exuberantly until the Sorcerer arrives to set things right.
with “THE FISHERMAN AND THE GENIE,” (with music by Françaix), tells the story of a fisherman and his wife who find they miss their frugal, simple life after the genie grants their wishes for wealth and power.

PENNY JONES fisherman and genie lo“Two sweet little stories using hand puppets, rod puppets, music and imaginative props ” – New York Parent

“Inventive, charming and warm…” – Westchester Weekend


best for 3 to 8 ( but no minimum or maximum)

Artifacts & After Effects

Culture Push:
Artifacts and After Effects

Artifacts & After Effects

Culture Push Culture Push presents interactive and engaging work from 13 artists from the Fellowship for Utopian Practice. Through the Fellowship, Culture Push supports artists and professionals as they develop ambitious and civically engaged work.

Participating Artists: Nancy Nowacek, Alicia Grullon, Chloë Bass, Jen Kennedy & Liz Linden, Go! Push Pops (Katie Cercone & Elisa Garcia de la Huerta), Barrie Cline, Olaronke Akinmowo, aricoco, Sarah Dahnke, Lise Brenner, Victoya Venise, James Andrews, and Aiesha Turman.

Opening Reception 6pm – 8pm.
At 7pm there will be a performance from members of Dances for Solidarity, the project of current Culture Push Fellow, Sarah Dahnke.

Performers will integrate choreography that has been received from incarcerated pen pals with the original Dance for Solidarity — a series of movements sent to individuals in solitary confinement with an invitation to dance and create a sense of solidarity with others both incarcerated and not who may be doing the dance at the same time.

Kate Walter’s collection of LGBT
memorabilia is featured this June
at Jefferson Market LIbrary

Kate Walter Library image

Location: Jefferson Market Library 425 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10011
(212) 243-4334

Date: month of June

Hours: Library open 7 days a week – 10 am – 6pm (varies)

LGBT memorabilia of Westbeth resident and author, Kate Walter,
is featured this June in the lobby of the Jefferson Market Library.

Kate loaned the library dozens of buttons from pride marches, from
the 1980s and 1990s. This display is part of the Greenwich Village
Ephemera project.

Kate Walter is the author of Looking for a Kiss: A Chronicle of
Downtown Heartbreak and Healing (Heliotrope Books, 2015)

Elisabeth Condon in The Conference of Birds exhibit at Shirley Fiterman Art Center, NYC closes July 9, 2016

Elisabeth Condon URBAN JUNGLE, 2015 Glitter, acrylic on linen 59 x 59 inches

Elisabeth Condon
Glitter, acrylic on linen
59 x 59 inches

Address: 81 Barclay Street, NYC
Hours: Tues – Sunday 12 noon – 6pm
Dates: May 18 – July 9, 2016

A new exhibit, “The Conference of Birds,” curated by Brenda Zlamany showcases work by 35 artists from New York City and beyond.

To see more of Elisabeth Condon’s work, click here

The exhibit’s theme centers on a 12th-century poem, “The Conference of the Birds,” by the Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar. In this epic, mystical-quest narrative, hundreds of birds embark on a perilous journey in search of a king called “The Simurgh,” who can right the wrongs in their world. They are led by Attar, who has been transformed into a sharp-beaked, crested hoopoe bird. On their journey they pass across seven treacherous valleys: Aban (Flash) or Talab (Quest); Tawheed (Unity); Ishq (Love); Hayrat (Bewilderment); Marifat (Gnosis); Fuqur o Fana (Selflessness and Oblivion) and Istighnah (Detachment).

Some birds give up the journey in each of these valleys, unable to endure. Only 30 birds are left when the flock crosses the final valley — and when they finally find the Simurgh, they simply see a reflection of themselves.

Attar’s poem can be seen as a metaphor for the often perilous journey of self-discovery that artists face, explains curator Zlamany. “This metaphor and the rich imagery of birds in the poem are the gravitational glue that brings together a diverse group of artists for this exhibition,” she says.

The artists featured in the exhibit are: L.C. Armstrong, Brandon Ballengee, Mike Ballou, Rachel Berwick, George Boorujy, Katherine Bowling, Mary Carlson, Elisabeth Condon, Lesley Dill, Eric Dyer, Shauna Finn, Juan Fontanive, Tsibi Geva, Allison Green, Sarah Haviland, Amy Hill, Marya Kazoun, Kurt Hoffman, Sharon Horvath, David Humphrey, Kevin King, Wendy Klemperer, Katharine Kuharic, Valentina La Pier, Paula McCartney, Norma Minkowitz, Laura Newman, Graham Nickson, Jennifer Wynne Reeves, Ron Richter, Christopher Russell, Wade Schuman, Susan Silas, Hunt Slonem, Fred Tomaselli and Brenda Zlamany.

The Shirley Fiterman Art Center, in partnership with the BMCC Foundation Board, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to raising funds for student scholarships and ensuring the success of its students, who come from every borough of New York and countries around the world, seeking better lives.

For more information, call (212) 220-8000 ext. 3013.

Gloria Miguel in MATERIAL WITNESS at La Mama in association with Spiderwoman Theater


Show Dates: May 12 – 15, 18, 22, 26-29, 2016
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2pm

Location: LaMaMa
74A E4th St

$18; $13 students and seniors
Box Office 646 430 5374
Online Tickets: www.lamama,org

MATERIAL WITNESS Here you are free to tell your stories…
by Spiderwoman Theater and Aanmitaagizi and A Loose Change Production
Directed by Muriel Miguel

Written and Performed by
Cherish Violet Blood
Donna Couteau
Gloria Miguel
Penny Couchie
Ange Loft
Tanis Parenteau

MATERIAL WITNESS is part of La MaMa’s Safe Harbors Indigenous Arts/Theater Collective

Ken Golden and Valentina DuBasky
Carter Burden Gallery
May 19 – June 9, 2016


Participating Artists

Journeys: Barbara Arum and Valentina DuBasky
Structural Breakdown 3.0: Robert W Petrick
On the Wall: Ken Golden

Show Dates: May 19 – June 9, 2016

Location: Carter Burden Gallery
548 West 28th Street #534
B/w 10th and 11th Avenues
New York, New York

Marlena Vaccaro, Curator

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5 pm
Saturday 11am – 6pm