Celebrate Chinese New Year with our grantees and read about a new Teen Arts Council in this week’s NYSCA in the News:
Chinese New Year in NYC: Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at parades, feasts and more
“There are lots of ways to celebrate the Year of the Rooster in NYC, which has the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia.” Among AMNY’s picks are the following NYSCA grantee activities: Lunar New Year celebration at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on Jan. 14; Lunar New Year celebration with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company on Jan. 22; Chinese New Year at the New York Philharmonic on Jan. 31; Chinese New Year Festival at the China Institute on Feb. 4; and Lunar New Year at Flushing Town Hall on Jan. 28 and Feb. 17.
RPO tops $500,000 in community challenge
“The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. on Tuesday said it raised twice its goal in a recent call to the community. The $250,000 Community Challenge, which ran the month of December, raised $536,000 for the orchestra’s annual fund. The amount includes a dollar-for-dollar match that was gifted by an anonymous member of the RPO board of directors.” NYSCA supports the RPO through our Music and Arts Education Programs.
Guild Hall Taking Applications For Teen Arts Council
“East Hampton arts and culture institution Guild Hall is offering paid opportunities to local youth through the newly formed Guild Hall Teens Arts Council. Ten local teenagers, from age 14 to 18, will be paid as content producers, curators and programmers from March 7 through June 6…’We, as an institution, can benefit from the energy, insights, and points of view of our local teens,” said Andrea Grover, the executive director of Guild Hall’…Members of the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council will work with fellow East End teens and the Guild Hall staff to craft programming that appeals to their generation. Among the programs they create could be play readings, fashion shows, battles of the bands and movie nights. Council members will also participate in established Guild Hall events, such as the Student Arts Festival, artXchange and Guild Gatherings.” NYSCA supports Guild Hall through our Museum Program.
The Vineyard Names Suzanne Appel as Managing Director
“The Vineyard Theatre has announced that Suzanne Appel will take on the role of managing director beginning January 17; she will help run the Off-Broadway theatre alongside artistic directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. The announcement follows the September 2016 departure of executive producer Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, who was with the company for 19 years. Appel joins the company after a year at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, where she served as the director of external affairs. Prior to her role at Hubbard Street, she served as managing director at Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco, where she nearly doubled the organization’s operating budget and built a two-plus month operating reserve in four years.” NYSCA supports the Vineyard Theatre through our Theatre Program.
Tony Winner Lena Hall, Oscar Winner Marisa Tomei & More Tapped for Sarah Ruhl’s How to Transcend a Happy Marriage
Set for Sarah Ruhl’s new play at Lincoln Center Theater are Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, Tony winner Lena Hall, Tony nominee Omar Metwally, Brian Hutchison, David McElwee, Naian González Norvind, Austin Smith and Robin Weigert. “The new work takes place at a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey where two married couples (played by Tomei, Metwally, Weigert and Hutchinson) discuss a younger acquaintance: a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat (Hall). Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year’s Eve party, which alters the course of their lives.” Rebecca Taichman directs. Previews begin Feb. 23 and the show opens March 20. NYSCA supports Lincoln Center Theater through our Theatre and Arts Education Programs.