Picasso, baby! A special stroller tour at the Albright-Knox
“When [The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has] an amazing exhibit, like “Picasso: The Artist and his Models,” they want to show it off to anyone and everyone. Even babies…Baby stroller tour: On the first Wednesday (10:30 to 11 a.m.) and Saturday (1 to 1:30 p.m.) of each month, parents (and caregivers) can bring their babies for a fun, 30-minute art baby stroller tour. The only thing they ask is that you have one adult per stroller. The tour is included with gallery admission (free for members).” NYSCA supports Albright-Knox through our Museum Program.
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Poised to Be Broadway’s Next Big Hit
“Dear Evan Hansen ofﬁcially opened at the Music Box Theater on Dec. 4, moving to Broadway after a hugely successful run at the Second Stage Theater in New York earlier this year. With an impressive creative team, a bold, original new story and a wave of good buzz behind it, Dear Evan Hansen may become the next Broadway sensation and the season’s breakout hit…The show centers on the titular Evan Hansen, a socially awkward, anxious high schooler who unexpectedly ﬁnds himself at the center of a family tragedy…The Off-Broadway production won several industry awards, including the Helen Hayes award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, the Drama Desk award for Best Lyrics and the Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actor.” NYSCA supports Second Stage Theater through our Theatre and Individual Artist Programs.
Brooklyn Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ fuses dance and technology for a Christmas classic
“This reimagined holiday classic screams Brooklyn. Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” gets infused with hip hop and a pinch of Kings County culture in this new production by the Brooklyn Ballet.” The production transfers the classic story first to Old Dutch Brooklyn and then to today’s Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues, with culturally diverse dance styles and costumes that incorporate LED lights activated by motion sensors. NYSCA supports Brooklyn Ballet through our Dance Program.
“The MA 30 Professionals of the Year: The Innovators”
Among Musical America’s honorees this year are Paola Prestini, Executive/Creative Director of National Sawdust and Beth Morrison, Creative Producer of Beth Morrison Projects. NYSCA supports National Sawdust through our Presenting Program and Beth Morrison Projects through our Music and Theatre Programs.
Curbed gift guide: 21 perfect presents for New York City fanatics
From Curbed’s Holiday Gift Guide: “Zabar’s & The Museum of the City of New York Gift Tote ($119): Two NYC institutions teamed up for this perfect gift for the homesick New Yorker, which comes with Zabar’s bagels, black-and-white cookies, Fox’s U-bet chocolate syrup and a bottle of seltzer (for those perfect egg creams), and a loaf of chocolate babka.” “Adopt a building in The Panorama of the City of New York: This is an oldie but a goodie—the Queens Museum’s enormous scale model of the five boroughs has an adopt-a-building program, where for as little as $50, you can own a piece of the city. Kind of.” “Tenement Museum tours (prices vary): This Lower East Side museum chronicles the important history of immigration in that neighborhood (where many flocked to in the late-19th and early-20th centuries), with several tours that look at the Irish, Italian, and Jewish experiences. The gift shop is first-rate, too.” NYSCA supports the three organizations through our Museum Program. MCNY is also supported through our Architecture + Design and Facilities programs; the Queens Museum is also supported through our Arts Education Program; and the Tenement Museum is also supported through our Regional Economic Development Council Program.