New York City Center celebrates the 10th Annual Season of the Fall Dance Festival, hosted by The Public at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Entertainment and performances include the New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, STREB Extreme Action Company and more. Date: September 16 and September 17, 8pm (rain date Sept. 18th). Free tickets will be distributed, two per person, at 12pm on the day of each performance.
BEAT is a yearly performing arts festival that features the best Brooklyn talent in the areas of theater, dance & voice. The festival will take place at selected Brooklyn venues and will host events such as Museum MashUps, Brooklyn 63 and Freestyle Mondays. Opening night is tomorrow, Thursday, September 12, 7pm at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway). The festival runs from September 12th – September 21st.
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The Feast of San Gennaro will be held in Little Italy’s Mulberry Street for 11 days: Thursday, September 12 through Sunday, September 22. The annual festival celebrates the spirit of the early Italian immigrants and is expected to attract over a million people from around the world. Entertainment includes the 12th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition, musical performances and much more.
If you’re in NYC during Labor Day Weekend, join thousands of Brazilians as they celebrate Brazilian independence and culture on Sunday, September 1. Brazilian Day NYC is the largest Brazilian celebration in the United States. The festivities begin at 10am and will take place in Little Brazil, Sixth Ave between 42nd and 56th Streets, and 46th Street between Madison and Seventh Avenues.
Randall’s Island Park is being transformed into an electronic playground during Labor Day Weekend, August 30 – September 2. E-Zoo is an annual electronic music festival that represents all genres of electronic music and brings together DJs and live acts from around the world. It’s one of those events every New Yorker should experience at least once in their lifetime.
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Join hundreds of salsa and bachata dancers as they take the stage for their annual extravaganza: The International Salsa & Bachata Festival. The festival will take place between August 28 – September 2 at the Hilton New York, located on 1335 Avenue of the Americas. Tickets are on sale now.
I can’t believe the summer is almost over. Here are some ISH events you can still attend this weekend, August 23 – 25, before the summer officially comes to a close. Follow the info links for each event.
Join jazz legend Jimmy Heath as he pays homage to Charlie Parker’s historic compositions on Friday, August 23, at Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mt. Morris Park West. This Summer Stage event will consist of nostalgic performances that will keep Charlie Parker’s spirit and legacy alive. Show starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm. Free. A must for Jazz enthusiasts.
Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant saxophonist, magnificent composer and arranger. He has performed with nearly all the jazz greats of the past fifty years, including Charlie Parker himself, Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Wynton Marsalis.
Hudson River Park’s Riverflicks presents the 2012 blockbuster, The Hunger Games, at Pier 63 in Chelsea on Wednesday, August 21, 8:30pm. The movie is based on a science fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins, and stars Jennifer Lawrence.
On Sunday, August 18, Summer Stage is hosting La Mega’s (97.9 fm) 6th Annual Tropical Fest, located in Central Park. The festival will include performances by Tito Nieves, the man behind the 90’s anthem I Like It Like That, and La Mega’s own, DJ Alex Sensation. Hours: 3pm – 7pm.