Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of atonement. It commemorates the return of the biblical Moses from the mountain with the second set of tablets. Atonement is making good or settling all of the bad stuff left around from the previous year. The holiest Jewish day of the year is a fast that many spend praying for forgiveness in synagogue. An appropriate greeting is "Yom Tov" which … [Read more...] about On Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, “Yom Tov”
New York's Jewish community contributes a lot to the culture of New York City and the United States. In fact, the Jewish community made New York an open city back in 1654 when it was still New Amsterdam.
NYC Pride 2023 is a series of Pride events in June, that climax with the NYC Pride Parade (Pride March), PrideFest street fair, and Pride Island music festival. June is NYC Pride Month because of the Stonewall Riots of June 28, 1969 which energized the Pride Movement. 52nd NYC Pride 2023 Events These are the official Pride events: The Rally The Pride Rally of … [Read more...] about NYC Pride Builds to a Climax at the NYC Pride Parade
The Museum Mile Festival is a free open house block party, put on by the museums on Fifth Avenue's Museum Mile. It's on the second Tuesday in June. Fifth Avenue closes to traffic. The Avenue fills with people and family-friendly street entertainment. You can visit the museums for free. It's one of the highlights of summer in New York City. Museum Mile Festival 2023 The … [Read more...] about NYC’s Museum Mile Festival is an Open House Block Party on Fifth Avenue
New York's Celebrate Israel Parade 2023 marches to renew the hope on Israel's 75th anniversary, in the parade up Fifth Avenue from 57th to 73rd St in the Upper East Side; on Sunday, June 4, 2023, from 11am - 4pm. 🇮🇱 Celebrate Israel Parade 2023 The parade is broadcast live on Fox My9 and streaming on celebrateisraelny.org at 12noon. There is a Celebrate Israel … [Read more...] about New York’s 2023 Celebrate Israel Parade Marches to Renew the Hope
The ACO SONiC Festival with Miguel Zenón & Angélica Negrón creates new Latin classical music with the American Composers Orchestra featuring Ahmed Alom, Raquel Acevedo Klein, Victor Pablo, Darian Thomas; in the Repertory Theater at Hostos Center; on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 4pm. From $25. Student ID ($5). hostos.cuny.org 🇵🇷 🇨🇴 🇮🇱 🇺🇸 This show is a primer on some of the … [Read more...] about ACO SONiC Festival with Miguel Zenón and Angélica Negrón Creates Avant-Garde Puerto Rican Classical Music at Hostos
Chilean American author Isabel Allende discusses her newest novel, "The Wind Knows My Name" (El viento conoce mi nombre) with MSNBC anchor and "Latina to Latina" podcast host, Alicia Menendez; in the Kaufmann Concert Hall and online; from the 92nd Street Y, New York in the Upper East Side; on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 7:30pm. From $35. 92ny.org 🇨🇱 🇨🇺 🇮🇱 🇸🇻 Each ticket … [Read more...] about Isabel Allende Reads From and Discusses Her New Book “The Wind Knows My Name” with Alicia Menendez
Banda Iroko is a collaboration between Israeli bassist Avishai Cohen and Nuyorican conguero-vocalist Abraham Rodriguez Jr. This is Jerusalem meets Loisaida (Lower East Side). Our point of view is that there is nothing better than when someone from one culture fully understands someone from another culture. That's what happens in both directions with these two artists. They … [Read more...] about Banda Iroko Will Make You Want to Dance Like You’re Madly in Love
The Future Dance Festival 2023, at the Harkness Dance Center at the 92nd Street Y, is an open competition for choreographers. It's an incubator that gives new talent access to the New York dance community that operates behind the scenes. The Festival was founded as a virtual showcase to keep dance alive during the Covid-19 pandemic. Both the 92nd Street Y and the Harkness … [Read more...] about Future Dance Festival 2023 is Propelling Dance Forward
The 25th YAGP, Youth America Grand Prix Gala 2023 is our favorite ballet in New York City. Really. The "Stars of Today Meets the Stars of Tomorrow" Gala is a night with some of ballet's biggest stars and the young winners of the competition. The YAGP, Youth America Grand Prix is the world's largest student ballet scholarship competition. It's basically a talent scouting … [Read more...] about The YAGP, Youth America Grand Prix Gala 2023 Returns to Lincoln Center
Passover or Pesach is the Jewish spring festival. It commemorates the passing of evil, freedom from slavery under the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II and the Exodus, the importance of family and the arrival of spring. Passover 2023 Passover begins on the 15th day of the first Hebrew month of Nisan. In 2023, Passover begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 5, and ends … [Read more...] about Celebrate Passover, the Jewish Spring Festival!
Parade Broadway 2023, a revival of the Tony Award-winning musical set in the true story of Leo Frank, is a beautiful love story about truly seeing each other and the terrible consequences of not seeing. Parade Broadway 2023 Parade Broadway 2023, a revival of the Tony Award-winning musical about truly seeing each other, stars Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond at the Jacobs … [Read more...] about Parade Broadway 2023 is a Musical Love Story about Truly Seeing Each Other, Starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond
Purim is a merry Jewish holiday that commemorates the effort of the biblical Queen Esther of Persia who though not allowed to speak by tradition, prayed and found a way to speak to her husband the king, and by her courage saved the Jewish community of Persia from extermination. Purim is sort of an unofficial Jewish holiday. We are aware of the irony that traditionally … [Read more...] about Celebrate Purim and the Courage of Jewish Persian Queen Esther!
The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival 2023 is a festival of new international theater. It's one of New York's showcases for the APAP convention of presenters and booking agents in January. 18th Under the Radar Festival 2023 The 18th Under the Radar Festival 2023 of new international theatre presents 36 artists from nine countries; at the Public Theater in NoHo, … [Read more...] about Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival 2023 Presents New Ways of Seeing
The 32nd New York Jewish Film Festival 2023 screens the Jewish experience from around the world. 32nd New York Jewish Film Festival 2023 The 32nd New York Jewish Film Festival 2023, coproduced with the Jewish Museum, screens 29 Jewish films from around the world; at Film at Lincoln Center in the Walter Reade Theater; from January 12-23, 2023. 🇺🇸 🇬🇹 | 🇫🇷 🇮🇹 🇪🇸 | 🇿🇦 | 🇮🇱 … [Read more...] about New York Jewish Film Festival 2023 Screens the World at Film at Lincoln Center
The United Nation's International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorates the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland by the Soviet Army on January 27, 1945. Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023 The next Holocaust Remembrance Day is Friday, January 27, 2023. International Holocaust Remembrance Day was established by the United Nations General … [Read more...] about Never Forget Holocaust Remembrance Day when Auschwitz-Birkenau was Liberated
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival of lights. It commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (167 - 160 BC). Hanukkah NYC 2022 Things to Do Hanukkah NYC 2022 is from sundown Sunday, December 18 to Monday, December 26, 2022. We mostly celebrate at home or in synagogue. There are public lighting ceremonies of the … [Read more...] about Celebrate Hanukkah NYC 2022, the Jewish Festival of Lights!
Giving Tuesday is a 21st century tradition of charity on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Giving is the natural currency of the universe. Basically, you get what you give. #GivingTuesday Giving Tuesday 2023 The next Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, November 28, 2023. What is the meaning of Giving Tuesday? Giving is part of holiday traditions, but a lot of us complain about … [Read more...] about On Giving Tuesday, Support the Arts
Kristallnacht was the Night of Broken Glass when on November 9, 1938, and continuing the next day, Nazi paramilitary forces and civilians attacked Jewish communities across Germany. Kristallnacht Synagogues, homes, schools, businesses and cemeteries were burned or destroyed. Police and firemen stood by and watched. People were assaulted and nearly 100 were killed. … [Read more...] about Remember Kristallnacht So It Doesn’t Happen Again
DOC NYC 2022 is America's biggest documentary film festival, and considered one of the best in the world. 13th DOC NYC 2022 DOC NYC 2022, America's largest documentary film festival, is at IFC Center in Manhattan's West Village, SVA Theatre and Cinépolis Chelsea, Wednesday, November 9-17, 2022. It continues online to November 27. 🇧🇷 🇨🇺 🇩🇴 🇨🇦 🇮🇹 ✡️ 🇻🇪 🇺🇸 The … [Read more...] about DOC NYC 2022
The New York Marathon 2022 brings about 50,000 runners from around the world to all five New York City boroughs (counties). Cheering for thousands of people as they run past is a pretty good feeling. Everyone gets pumped up. If you're not running, it's fun to have lunch somewhere on the marathon route. First Avenue in Manhattan has many restaurants. It may seem silly, … [Read more...] about New York Marathon 2022 is Fun to Run and Fun to Watch
The Bushwick Film Festival 2022 was founded by Liberia-born, NYU Steinhardt graduate, Kweighbaye Kotee in 2007 to provide opportunities to Brooklyn filmmakers of color. There are feature narrative and documentary films, plus many shorts. It's like other film festivals with actors and directors, premieres, networking and Q&As. But it also has a strong community … [Read more...] about Bushwick Film Festival 2022 Features Over 100 Independent Films from Brooklyn and the World
Jorge Drexler is a Jewish Uruguayan, Academy Award ("El Otro Lado del Rio") and Latin Grammy Award-winning , singer-songwriter. That's a mouthful, but Drexler has a lot to say. After the Chilean Nobel-prize winner Pablo Neruda, Jorge Drexler is our favorite poet in Spanish. Both write of the inner life with the richest metaphors. Jorge Drexler in New York City The … [Read more...] about Jorge Drexler, the Philosopher King of Latin Pop, Plays The Town Hall
Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Booths, is a Jewish harvest festival. It celebrates the end of the fruit harvest in Israel. Sukkot 2023 Sukkot 2023 is Sundown Friday, September 29 through sundown on Friday, October 6, 2023. The Meaning of Sukkot The word means "booths" or "huts" in Hebrew. Many Jewish festivals are about remembering … [Read more...] about Celebrate Sukkot, the Jewish Harvest Festival!
Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High Holy Days which end on Yom Kippur. It comes 163 days after the first day of Passover. That can be anywhere from September 5 to October 5. Shanah tovah"Happy New Year Rosh Hashanah 2023 This is the beginning of the Jewish year 5784. We celebrate from sundown on Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17, … [Read more...] about Celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year!
The 92Y Jazz in July 2022 festival, directed by Jazz pianist Bill Charlap, is at 92NY in the Upper East Side, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 19-28, 2022. From $20. 🇺🇸 92Y Jazz in July 2022 Jazz pianist Bill Charlap continues as Artistic Director. OPENING NIGHTThe Bill Charlap Trio featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman play Jazz in the Kaufman Concert Hall at the 92nd … [Read more...] about 92Y Jazz in July 2022 is NYC’s Hottest Summer Jazz Festival
The Celebrate Israel Parade marches up Fifth Avenue on Sun, May 22, 2022 from 11:30am - 4pm. Free. celebrateisraelny.org 🇮🇱 Celebrate Israel Parade The Celebrate Israel Parade is the world's largest expression of solidarity with the Jewish state. Over 40,000 marchers are joined by dozens of floats, marching bands and expressions of Jewish culture. The Parade is … [Read more...] about The Celebrate Israel Parade 2022 Brings Us Together Again!
The New York International Children's Film Festival 2022 (NYICFF) screens Oscar-qualifying children's films for a variety of ages at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea, Manhattan, Fri-Sun, Mar 4-19, 2022. From $17. nyicff.org 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇦🇫🇷🇮🇱🇲🇽🇵🇸🇺🇬🇺🇸 There are international films for all ages in many different languages. Children love being able to see young people like themselves on the … [Read more...] about 25th New York International Children’s Film Festival 2022 Screens Great Latin Films at SVA Theatre
Puppet Fringe NYC (International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC or NYC Puppet Week) by Teatro SEA is live at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center in the Lower East Side, Wednesday-Sunday, August 11-15, 2021, at the Museum of the City of New York in El Barrio East Harlem on Thursday, August 12, and virtual August 16-31, 2021. Free or $15 puppetfringenyc.com There are over 70 … [Read more...] about Hi-Ho Puppet Fringe NYC is Here, Yaaaay!
The Catalina Chervin: Catharsis exhibition of drawings is at Hutchinson Modern & Contemporary in the Upper East Side from April 22 - June 13, 2021. By appointment. hutchinsonmodern.com Catalina Chervin Argentine artists are known for excellence in abstraction and conceptual thinking. Catalina Chervin is both. She is from Corrientes, Argentina (1953), a town on … [Read more...] about Catalina Chervin Practices Catharsis Argentine Style
The Kicking + Screening soccer film festival is screening "Playing for Peace" online at kickingandscreening.com on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7pm. Free with rsvp The film, by Arielle Thomas Sabol, is about the HaPoel Be'er Sheva soccer club in Be'er Sheva, Israel. The city has a roughly equal number of Jewish and Muslim residents. The team hasn't won a championship in 40 … [Read more...] about Playing for Peace Creates Champions Through Tolerance and Acceptance