Issues: Arts and Culture

BPO awarded $300K state grant

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The grant, which was secured through state Sen. William Stachowski, D-Lakeview, will go to the BPO’s general fund but will be earmarked for the children’s fund. The money helps underwrite concerts the BPO performs for area school children.“It was a pretty easy lift,” Stachowski said. “The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra plays a major role in our community. They are a very important part of the region, everyone agrees on that point.”

September 11, 2009
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BPO awarded $300K state grant

From bizjournals.com

The grant, which was secured through state Sen. William Stachowski, D-Lakeview, will go to the BPO’s general fund but will be earmarked for the children’s fund. The money helps underwrite concerts the BPO performs for area school children.“It was a pretty easy lift,” Stachowski said. “The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra plays a major role in our community. They are a very important part of the region, everyone agrees on that point.”

September 11, 2009
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Senator Thompson Secures Funding For Statue Of David Plaque

For Immediate Release Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

September 8, 2009
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9/05/2009: 63rd Annual Shinnecock Indian Nation Powwow

Southampton - The 63rd Annual Shinnecock Powwow Gathering of Native Americans Contest Powwow and Celebration was held over Labor Day Weekend, from Sept. 4 through Sept. 7 at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton. Over the four-day event, attendees were treated to a display of historical remembrances and traditions.

The Shinnecock Nation

September 5, 2009
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Senator Seward Puts The "O" In Oneonta Theatre

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ONEONTA, N.Y. (WKTV) - An historic theatre in Downtown Oneonta is getting a facelift thanks to a state grant.

Multimedia Watch The Video Senator James Seward was at the Oneonta Theatre on Chestnut Street, where he announced $10,000 to help restore the landmark and assist with general operating expenses.

Senator Seward recalls standing outside the theatre as a child waiting to see the latest disney film.

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September 3, 2009
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Mannahattan: A Natural History of New York City Lecture Series

Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York CityJoin Eric Sanderson for a view of New York Harbor prior to European contact.

September 19, 2:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Video Summer Screening III “Ars Sublimis” Curated by Juanli Carrión

Can we still speak about Aesthetics of the Sublime? Or, on the contrary, have categories like Sublime or Postsublime faded in their own denomination? This series of videos represent an attempt to arise the subject diving through the Schopenhaueresques’ phases, from the simple feeling of beauty to the fullest feeling of Sublime.Part of the Angle Orensanz Summer Museum located in Nolan Park

September 12, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival

The 13th Annual Art Under the Bridge Festival..Art Under the Bridge is a multi-site happening unique to Dumbo since 1997, the historic post-industrial neighborhood spanning the East River waterfront between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The event's enduring magic is the transformation of an entire neighborhood into a vibrant platform for self-expression over 3 days once a year. New artworks by young visual artists are created on-the-spot everywhere and anywhere: they may be specific to a particular site or they may wander. They may be projected or afloat.

September 25, 9:00 AM - September 27, 9:00 AM
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New Island Festical

Direct from Holland, the New Island Festival will set up stakes on New York City's Governors Island from September 10–13 and again from September 17–20. The festival will kick off the fall with provocative theatre, stunning site-specific performance, dazzling visual arts and exhilarating DJ sets, performed by world class Dutch performers. More than 150 artists will perform during the festival.

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September 18, 4:00 PM - September 20, 11:00 PM
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New Island Festival

Direct from Holland, the New Island Festival will set up stakes on New York City's Governors Island from September 10–13 and again from September 17–20. The festival will kick off the fall with provocative theatre, stunning site-specific performance, dazzling visual arts and exhilarating DJ sets, performed by world class Dutch performers. More than 150 artists will perform during the festival.

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September 17, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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New Island Festival

Direct from Holland, the New Island Festival will set up stakes on New York City's Governors Island from September 10–13 and again from September 17–20. The festival will kick off the fall with provocative theatre, stunning site-specific performance, dazzling visual arts and exhilarating DJ sets, performed by world class Dutch performers. More than 150 artists will perform during the festival.

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September 11, 11:00 AM - September 13, 11:00 PM
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The New Island Festival

Direct from Holland, the New Island Festival will set up stakes on New York City's Governors Island from September 10–13 and again from September 17–20. The festival will kick off the fall with provocative theatre, stunning site-specific performance, dazzling visual arts and exhilarating DJ sets, performed by world class Dutch performers. More than 150 artists will perform during the festival.

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September 10, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Orquesta Descarga Latina, Joe Canta Jr.

Come listen to some Free Puerto Rican Salsa music by Descarga Latina led by Joe Canta, Jr.  They have managed to recover the splendor of the 60s and 70s with this distinguished musical genre.

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September 9, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Creative Time PLOT 09 Public Art Installation

Creative Time is putting on a new public artquadrennial: PLOT, taking place on historic Governors Island and featuringinternational artists responding to the island with new, site-responsive artworks. Thefirst edition of PLOT, This World & Nearer Ones, is curated by Mark Beasley. Theproject is produced in association with Governors Island Preservation and EducationCorporation, the National Park Service, NYC & Company, and the Office of theMayor.

This program will run weekly at 11am on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until Sun Oct 11

September 5, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Film Screening- Zombie Honeymoon

Join the Governors Island Alliance and partners Slamdance Film Festival and Post FactoryFilmsNY for an evening of cinema al fresco at Water Taxi Beach September 17.Zombie HoneymoonWritten and Directed by Dave Gebroe, run time 83 minutes

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September 17, 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Learn about - and fly your own - kites

The first 100 children who come to a reading of Touching the Sky on September 13 will receive a free pocket-sized Mighty Kite of their very own. Touching the Sky is a charming work of historical narrative, telling the story of Wilbur Wright's first flight over water, launched from Governors Island, and Orville's groundbreaking flights on an early tour of Europe.

September 13, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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N*E*R*D + ASHER ROTH

As the Neptunes, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo have quickly become one of the world's top pop and hip-hop production teams, crafting hits for everyone from Britney Spears to Snoop Dogg. But William's and Hugo apparently desire something more from their career than the accolades and cash that come from making other people's music. And so in 2001 with help from colleague, Shae, they formed their own band, N*E*R*D. Their debut, In Search Of . .

September 9, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Turntables on the Hudson presents: THE SUNDAY GETAWAY

DJ's Nickodemus, Mariano & guests + Nappy G & Christian Rogers on percussionNickodemus SUN PEOPLE album LIVE + Dance & Drumming performances!!Cost - $15Day of Show - $20

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September 6, 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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SummerStarz

6:00 PM Arts/Crafts by the Brooklyn Children's Museum

7:00 PM Folk music by Rachel Benjamin

Sunset: Nim's Island (free movie)

September 3, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Serrano at Island Kids Celebration

Senator Serrano was on Roosevelt Island for the culmination of the Island Kids Summer Camp. The camp is for children ages 5 to 13, and its programming includes swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, culinary arts, and weekly field trips. This program offers partial and full scholarships to low-income families, who might otherwise not be able to participate. The 2009 season kicked off on July 7th, and there was an upbeat closing ceremony on August 26th.

August 26, 2009
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