Issues: Arts and Culture

Senator Serrano Attends Re-opening of El Museo del Barrio

Senator Serrano attended the re-opening of El Museo del Barrio, one of New York’s leading Latino cultural institutions. “El Museo plays an important role in the cultural landscape of New York City,” said Serrano. "I am extremely proud to take part in this fantastic event, which represents a milestone for the Latino community, all New Yorkers, and of course, the 28th District.”

October 17, 2009

New York State Senator Antoine Thompson Honors Local Arts Efforts with $100,000 in Cultural Aid

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 15, 2009Contact: Celeste Lawson, Executive Director Arts Council in Buffalo & Erie County716.856.7520 or 716.812.1277 (cell)

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Media AnnouncementFriday, October 16, 2009 at 4:00 PMArts Council in Buffalo & Erie County700 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

October 16, 2009

Parade and Party


Join Town Square’s Parade & Party

● Meet at 176 Java Street (Manhattan/McGuinness) @ 4 pm

● Parade down Manhattan Avenue led by the NYPD Jazz Band

● Party to follow at 176 Java Street to 7 pm (ages up to 12 yrs)

● Arts & Crafts ● Food & Drinks ● Games ● Music

● Party Admission $5 for 1 Kid/1 Adult ● Kids must be accompanied by an Adult

*A TOWN SQUARE EVENTFor more info, call TSI at 718.609.1090 or PSC at 718.383.5290.

October 25, 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Living in Advance: A Tribute to David Bromige

...with Charles Bernstein, Corinna Copp, Kathleen Fraser, Rachel Levitsky, Daniel Nohejl, Bob Perelman, Nick Piombino, Ron Silliman, Gary Sullivan, Geoffrey Young & Others

This evening celebrates the life and work of poet David Bromige (1933–2009), who was born in London, grew up in Canada, and arrived in 1962 in Northern California, where he spent the rest of his life, teaching and writing more than forty books of poetry.

Cosponsored by the Poetry Project.

Admission Free

October 16, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Music Conservatory of Westchester Executive Director Carol Shiffman presents New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer with a special Conservatory proclamation for her support of the Arts at the organization’s 80th Anniversary Celebration held on October 3


The Senator recognized for her continued support for the Arts at the Conservatory’s 80th Anniversary Celebration


October 14, 2009

Correspondences: A Reading & Conversation with Charles Bernstein & Régis Bonvicino

Charles Bernstein speaks with Brazilian poet and editor Régis Bonvicino about contemporary Brazilian poetry, translation and, more generally, the poetics of the Americas.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members

October 14, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Serrano Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at Fall for Arts Festival

Senator Serrano attended the 4th Annual Fall for Arts Festival, a free outdoor event presented by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. The Serrano sponsored event was a one of a kind outdoor gallery with a highly acclaimed mix of visual, performing, culinary, and interactive arts commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month.

October 10, 2009

Tribeca Spotlight- Ghost Star Presents A Night of Murder Ballads

Experience one the most innovative bands to come out of Brooklyn today! Further transforming a musical genre originally associated with operatic technique, Ghost Star will honor the murder ballad tradition with a night of eclectic sound. The band will perform such notables as the Jimi Hendrix classic “Hey Joe." Ghost Star will also present a selection of original murder ballads infused with their signature blend of classic blues, jazz and funk.

Tickets $10

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October 23, 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Scenes Through the Cinema Lens


Some of the best jazz orchestras have been, we’re happy to say, filmed at their most memorable.  We’ll see classic, new, and rare footage of big bands led by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, Gene Krupa, and Quincy Jones.  There will also be a few surprises.inema Lens

For more info Click Here

October 20, 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

National Art League Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Sunday September 13, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) attended the ribbon cutting ceremony unveiling the new renovations at the National Art League in Douglaston.  Senator Padavan secured major capital grants to help make the renovations possible. The National Art League is an organization of professional artists and art students who seek to advance their artistic skills and works. Established in 1930, the National Art League has grown to now include 300 artists as a part of the organization.

September 29, 2009

Go Fish

Experience the thrill of catch and release fishing. Rods and bait are provided.  All ages welcome. 

10:00 AM- 2:00 PM Fishing11:00 AM- 2:00 PM Art Project


October 17, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Angel Orensanz, A little Retrospective

The exhibition A little Retrospective presents some examples of the most important works of Angel Orensanz, including drawings, photography, metal and fabric sculptures. Three different projects distributed in different locations inside the house.The exhibition consist of three different projects distributed in different rooms inside the house that will be holding the exhibition.

October 2, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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