NYC FREE: AUGUST 18 - 22, 2021

All events are free!
Free tickets are required for all performances in The Amph
Timed Entry Reservations are required for park entry after 12:00 PM


Tariq Al-Sabir: Little Island Facts & Sounds


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18

Beth Gill: Heart Shaped Rock
in collaboration with Maya Lee-Parritz, Jordan Lloyd & Jessie Young
1:00 PM Dance in Motion

Amir ElSaffar: Fanfare
2:00 PM Music in The Glade & The Play Ground

Shayok Misha Chowdhury: Rheology
6:30 PM Music in The Glade


Stare Decisis (To stand by things decided)
- FULLY BOOKED
Co-curated by Robert Garland & Misty Copeland
7:30 PM Dance in The Amph

Dance Theatre of Harlem choreographer Robert Garland and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland (Life In Motion Productions) co-curate this world premiere performance. Ms. Copeland reads aloud from seminal American history texts in the spirit of a modern-day Greek Chorus / Everyman figure while Preston Dugger, DJ and former Dance Theatre of Harlem dancer, mixes hip-hop beats with iconic post-civil rights soul and funk music. Eight dancers from American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre Harlem, and New York City Ballet perform Mr. Garland’s choreography. American Ballet Theatre/Misty Copeland/Dance Theater of Harlem/Robert Garland/New York City Ballet. ASL accessible performance + audio descriptions provided.

Rain Date: Monday, August 30 at 7:30 PM


Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats
8:15 PM Music in The Glade


Ballet Hispánico: La Fuerza Latina
An Evening of Latina Choreographers
9:15 PM Dance in The Amph

This evening of dance celebrates Ballet Hispánico’s 50th anniversary with new works-in-progress and excerpts of premiere performances by four Latina choreographers: Michelle Manzanales, Marielis Garcia, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Andrea Miller. ASL accessible performance + audio descriptions provided.

Rain Date: Monday, August 30 at 9:15 PM


THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

Creative Break: Latin Dance
with Teaching Artist Stephanie Peña
11:00 AM in The Play Ground

Kayla Farrish & Brandon Coleman: Broken Record
1:00 PM Dance in Motion

Creative Break: Discover the Island
3:00 PM in The Play Ground

Dana Lyn, Charlie Burnham & Marika Hughes
6:30 PM Music in The Glade


Tyshawn Sorey & International Contemporary Ensemble: Autoschediasms

7:30 PM Music in The Amph

Autoschediasm is a duet for composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey and the International Contemporary Ensemble. Three distinct methods—Gesture, Autonomy, and Category—are used for conductor Sorey to generate the composition in real-time.


Dana Lyn, Charlie Burnham & Marika Hughes

8:15 PM Music in The Glade


Stand Up Comedy - FULLY BOOKED

featuring Dulce Sloan, Ryan Hamilton, Gina Brillon. Hosted by Petey DeAbreu
9:15 PM Comedy in The Amph


FRIDAY, AUGUST 20


Poets Tour: Rosamond S. King
10:00 AM Poetry in Motion

Creative Break: Watercolor Painting
with Teaching Artist Georgie Flores
11:00 AM in The Glade

Poets Tour: Rosamond S. King
11:30 AM Poetry in Motion

Poets Tour: Rosamond S. King
1:00 PM Poetry in Motion

Jonathan Gonzalez: (r-black)2 + z2-LIFE = 1STILL
1:00 PM Dance in The Glade Lawn

Caleb Teicher & Chris Celiz: There’s No Plan For This
6:30 PM Dance in The Glade


Conrad Tao & Charmaine Lee
7:30 PM Music in The Amph

A duet performance featuring vocals by Charmaine Lee and piano and electronics by Conrad Tao, this new work is an improvisation based on field recordings and experimental songs, guiding us on a journey through expressive and distinctive moods.


Magos Herrera: Gracias a la Vida - FULLY BOOKED
9:15 PM Music in The Amph

Born in Mexico City and based in NYC, Magos Herrera is a dazzling jazz singer-songwriter and educator best known for her eloquent vocal improvisation and her singular bold embrace of contemporary jazz with Ibero-American melodies and rhythms, singing in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. This concert, featuring special guest Paquito D'Rivera, is a reflection of Herrera’s belief in the resiliency of humans when we come together with purpose the spirit of discovery.


Larry Owens Live
10:15 PM Late Night Comedy in The Glade

Adeline
11:00 PM Late Night DJ in The Play Ground


SATURDAY, AUGUST 21


New Victory Theater Dance Jams: Seán Curran Company
11:00 AM Dance in The Glade

New Victory Theater Dance Jams: Mozaik Dance
12:00 PM Dance in The Glade

Sarah Dahnke: A Part of the Main
1:00 PM Dance in Motion

Caleb Teicher & Chris Celiz: There’s No Plan For This
6:30 PM Dance in The Glade


Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera: Miguel Zenón Quartet -
FULLY BOOKED
7:30 PM Music in The Amph

Miguel Zenón’s passion for his homeland Puerto Rico is highlighted in this performance of songs from his most recent Grammy-nominated album, Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera, a bold reimagination of the classics and tribute to the revered Afro-Puerto Rican salsa singer and composer who revolutionized Latin-American music beginning in the ‘50s.


Cécile McLorin Salvant & Sullivan Fortner - FULLY BOOKED
9:15 PM Music in The Amph

A one-hour jazz concert version performed by two Grammy award-winning artists vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant and pianist Sullivan Fortner inspired by Salvant’s recent research into and fascination with Vaudeville and other musical storytelling artforms. ASL accessible performance.

Rain Date: Monday, August 23 at 8:00 PM


Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats
10:15 PM Late Night Music in The Glade

Hiro Kone
11:00 PM Late Night DJ in The Play Ground


SUNDAY, AUGUST 22


Pauline Oliveros’s Tuning Meditation
10:00 AM Music in The Glade

Sarah Cameron Sunde: Leaf on Water
1:00 PM Dance in Motion

Miki Hayama
6:30 PM Music in The Glade


Claire Chase & The Juilliard School Community members: Pan

7:30 PM Music in The Amph

A 21st-century re-telling of the plyte of Pan, the Greek demi-god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, composed by Marcos Balter and performed by MacArthur Fellow flutist Claire Chase with live electronics by Levy Lorenzo. This contemporary opera, created with Project& and Jane M. Saks, is directed by Douglas Fitch and performed with The Juilliard School community. Audio descriptions provided.


Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats
8:45 PM Music in The Glade


A Black Trans Pride: The Finale
Hosted by LINDALA
9:45 PM in The Amph

A social and political reclamation of Pride and a healing call to action led by and in celebration of Black TGNC identities through performance in memory of Marsha P. Johnson and all the others who lived, loved, fought, and were lost on these piers and along the Hudson River. Celebrating Black Queer bodies of all shapes and sizes. Curated by LINDALA in collaboration with Hi-ARTS with the Black Trans Femmes in the Arts Collective. Performance includes some explicit language and references to sex and sexuality. ASL accessible performance + audio descriptions provided.

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