Theater: Romeo & Juliet Featuring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad


The Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet, featuring Orlando Bloom and Tony Award nominee, Condola Rashad, begins preview performances on August 24 and opens on September 19. The production is located at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th Street. Bloom and Rashad are an interracial pair of young lovers doomed by intolerance in the Shakespearian inspired drama.

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Theater: Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal at Prospect Park (Free)


Celebrate Brooklyn! presents Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal at Prospect Park Bandshell. Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal is a hybrid company that whimsically infuses classical ballet with a host of interloping modern styles in a three-part program. Performance will take place on Thursday, August 1 at 8pm. Free or $3 donation. (Side note: If you enjoy free programming, it’s good to pay the suggested donation when possible.)

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Performance: Romance of the Iron Bow at Lincoln Center


The Chinese American Arts Council and Kronos Performing Arts Association, a non-profit organization, present the humorous Chinese musical: Romance of the Iron Bow at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. The musical highlights the culture’s rich and elaborate costumes, unique vocal styles and traditional martial arts pyrotechnic. Friday, July 26, 6pm. Free.

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Art. Film. Real Estate: El Museo del Barrio Presents Gentrification in East Harlem (Free)


On Wednesday, July 24, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, El Museo del Barrio will host a neighborhood forum based on the documentary El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem. The forum will explore arts & culture-related development, gentrification and how to make proposed developments more equitable.

El Museo del Barrio welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America. It is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue (104th Street).

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Cinema: 2nd Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York


The Dominican Film Festival of New York, which gets underway Wednesday, features more than 20 films by Dominican directors, including works that have already been seen at Sundance, Cannes and on HBO. Catch Zoe Saldana’s Kaylien, the short film that marked her film debut. Festival runs from June 26 – June 30. Location: 650 West 168th Street (Columbia University’s William H. Black Building).

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Theater: Alvin Ailey Returns to Lincoln Center



For the first time in over a decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs at Lincoln Center. Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation’s mission is to further the pioneering work of Alvin Ailey by establishing an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, training and community programs for all people. Show starts on June 12 and end son June 16.

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