Brazilian Dance Festival at Joyce Theater

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Joyce Theater, located at 175 Eighth Avenue, presents the Brazilian Dance Festival. The aesthetic sensibility of Brazil is the inspiration for this sensational festival that focuses on four contemporary dance companies and some of the most exciting artists performing anywhere today.

Mimulus Companhia de Dança
Feb 26-Mar 1
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An evening-length piece inspired by the characters in the films of the great Pedro Almodóvar.

Companhia Urbana de Dança
Mar 3-6
Hip-hop and b-boying combine with contemporary dance in the company’s Joyce debut.

Focus Cia de Dança
Mar 8-10
A romantic romp set to the music of legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter Roberto Carlos.

DanceBrazil
Mar 12-16
The Joyce audience favorite returns with its signature fusion of Afro-Brazilian movement, Capoiera, and contemporary dance.

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Chinese New Year 2014

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The Chinese New Year — The Lunar Year — starts tomorrow, Friday, January 31. 500,000 firecrackers will be lit in the Lower East Side’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park on January 31, 11pm. If you can’t make the firework show, there’s always the Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade Festival on Sunday, February 2, 1pm.  

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Super Bowl Boulevard in Times Square

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On February 2, 2014, MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will host Super Bowl XLVIII. To celebrate, New York City, the Super Bowl Host Committee assembled “Super Bowl Boulevard,” a series of football-themed experiences that will take over Times Square. Stop by a live concert, snap a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy or race down a specially made toboggan. Admission is free and open to the public. January 29 – February 1. 34th Street to 47th Street – Broadway.

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Cubano Bowl and Talib Kweli at Brooklyn Bowl

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If you enjoy the sounds of upbeat Afro-Cuban music and bowling, The Pedrito Martinez Group at Brooklyn Bowl is a good way to spend Monday, December 16. Mr. Martínez was a founding member of the highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band, Yerba Buena. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. $10 cover.

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Brooklyn-based rapper, Talib Kweli — famously known as a lyrically-gifted, socially aware rapper and as a member of Black Star — will be performing at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, December 17. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 9pm. Cover: $15. Gravitas in stores now.

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Unsilent Night 2013: The NYC Holiday Tradition Continues

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Each December for the past two decades, composer Phil Kline has led a march of merrymakers from the West Village to the East, in what has become one of NYC’s favorite holiday traditions – Unsilent Night. Now in its 22nd year, Unsilent Night returns in all of its family-friendly musical magic this Saturday, December 14, starting at 6:45 p.m. in Washington Square Park.

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Today

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. This year, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7pm – 9pm. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2014.

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8th Annual Latin American Culture Week (LACW)

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The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week will take place November 14 – 25, 2013. Latin American Culture Week facilitates performances by many institutions and artists throughout New York City. Presentations consist of music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts influenced by the diverse cultures of Latin America. Participants: American Symphony Orchestra, the World Music Institute, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Instituto Cervantes, Americas Society, Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, and Repertorio Español.

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