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Westbeth Movie Night Feb 9

Westbeth Movie Night:
Into the Arms of Strangers

Westbeth Movie Night Feb 9

Filmmakers Mark Johnson Harris’ Oscar-winning documentary tells the story of an underground railroad – the Kindertransport – that saved the lives of over 10,000 Jewish children at the dawn of World War 2.

Through interviews and archival footage, the survivors movingly recount being taken from their families and being sent to live with strangers in the relative safety of England.

Judi Dench narrates.

Grove Opoids Feb 11

Let’s Talk Opioids
A Free Event by
Grove Pharmacy and Westbeth

Grove Opoids Feb 11

Grove Pharmacy
302 West 12th Street
New York, NY
(212) 242-6193

Grove Pharmacy has been a neighborhood institution in the West Village for many years. Partnering with the Westbeth Artists Residents Councils, this is the 4th in a series of free events that discuss and advise on community health issues.

With Llana Aminov, BSPharm, RPH

More info on Grove Pharmacy HERE

Eve Zanni and the Sing Time Singers will provide live music. Goody bag, and Refreshments.

Juanita McNeeley  photo by Dean Kaufman

Juanita McNeeley, Westbeth artist,
featured in NYT T Magazine, Feminist Pioneers Making Provocative Art about Sex Oct 31, 2017 edition

Juanita McNeeley  photo by Dean Kaufman

Juanita McNeeley photo by Dean Kaufman

Excerpt from the T Magazine article
by Rachel Corbet

Now, though, some of the most revelatory art on sexual themes is being made by women like Bernstein, Betty Tompkins, Juanita McNeely and Joan Semmel, best known for their paintings, and multidisciplinary artists like Schneemann and Valie Export, among others, all of whom have been producing their work for decades to little notice — if not outright persecution — from critics, curators and audiences.

Read entire article HERE


More Mother Goose Tales with The Three Little Pigs Presented by Penny Jones & Co Puppets and Early Childhood Puppet Theater



“Very simple, and perfect as an introduction to theatre.” -New York Magazine
“Charming.” -The New York Times

Sunday December 17, 2017
Two Shows: 11:00AM and 2:30 PM

More Mother Goose Tales with The Three Little Pigs
More Classic Tales and Fables. Toby returns with more fun for the very young including The Three Little Pigs and the story of Boswell, the Polar Bear (who happens to drift south on his iceberg to chance upon friendly southern animals before he is blown back to the North Pole).

“I like it that such care went into the making of these shows.I was struck by the fullness of detail and the surprising elaborateness of the sets. The three little pigs really looked piggy for a change, with pink, rotund bodies and the right shaped ears and snouts.”
-Village Voice

“Warm, friendly atmosphere for the beguiling presentation.”
-Gannet Newspapers

WESTBETH Home to the Arts
between West and Washington Street in the West Village
Tickets on sale at and Eventbrite

or CASH ONLY at the door starting 20 minutes before the show

Tickets are $10 for everyone
Show Times: 11 AM & 2:30 PM
All Ages – Great for 3 to 8

Stroller Parking
Shows Run about 45 Minutes

Information: (212) 924-0525

BUS AND SUBWAY: M14A, M11, M20, (2 blocks)
A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3 (5 or 6 blocks)
“A Child’s first experience with theater is important and forming. Quality counts.” – Penny Jones

PENNY JONES & CO. PUPPETS 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. The company performs in collaboration with chamber ensembles and orchestras. The repertory includes adaptations of classical works as well as original stories and scores. In schools, the company has performed hundreds of times, and Penny has a wide variety of programs from puppet pageants with a cast and crew of 30 to 90 school children, to workshops for small classes, and Penny’s “One on One” – interweaving puppetry, storytelling, movement and arts.

The company has appeared on television, in the Henson International Puppet Festival at the Public Theatre, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, at BAM with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, at City Center, Avery Fisher Hall, and in museums including The Museum of the City of New York, The Children’s Museum of New York, the American Museum of Natural History, at Emelin, Wave Hill, the Washington Square Music Festival, at venues from Macy’s to Barnes & Noble, and with orchestras at Bargemusic, Casa de España, Greenwich House Music School, with the New Jersey Symphony, and many, many, more…

photo Christina Maile

Geo Cominskie and Gwynne Duncan featured in CNN report on OPEN HOUSE NY weekend.

photo Roger Braimon

photo Roger Braimon

photo Christina Maile

Gwynne Duncan. photo by Christina Maile

photo Christina Maile

l-r Geo Cominskie , Susan Binet, and Kate Walter. photo Christina Maile

Westbeth Artists Housing OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK weekend drew almost 2000 visitors. 26 tours led by Westbeth volunteers captured the fascinating history and current activities of the building which has generated the creative urge in both art and technology.

Link here to the CNN feature article.

Link here to a NYTimes article on Gwynne Duncan

Photo by Richard Termine for NY Times

David Greenspan receives rave view in NY Times for his solo performance in STRANGE INTERLUDE now playing at Irondale Center in Brooklyn until Nov 18,2017

Photo by Richard Termine for NY Times

Photo by Richard Termine for NY Times

While there were nine actors in that original production, at Irondale there is just one: the extraordinary David Greenspan, whose performance is such a feat of daring that merely getting through it would have been an accomplishment.

Yet he is masterful. Watching him is like witnessing a recitation, a prayer, a madness, a modern ballet.

Directed by Jack Cummings III, this production is storytelling at its purest. At once faithful and irreverent, it’s an illuminating interpretation that is alert to the script’s inadvertent comedy and delighted to mine it.

– Laura Collins-Hughes for NY Times

Read the full review here.

Irondale Center
85 S. Oxford St.

Category Off Broadway, Solo Performance, Play
Runtime 6 hrs.
Written by Eugene O’Neill
Performed by David Greenspan
Developed with Kristina Corcoran Williams;
Directed by Jack Cummings III
Cast David Greenspan P
Review October 6, 2017
Opened October 21, 2017 Closing Date November 18, 2017
Upcoming Shows
Wednesday October 25 5:00 pm
Friday October 27 5:00 pm
Saturday October 28 5:00 pm
Wednesday November 1 5:00 pm
Thursday November 2 5:00 pm