A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events
Compiled by Shilpa Agrawal
Friday, September 10
East Meets West—Internationally acclaimed children’s choir Viola from Czech Republic joins New York City school children from P.S. 55, LAB School Choruses and Peace of Heart Choir. Central Park’s Merchants’ Gate Plaza on Columbus Circle, www.septemberconcert.org; 12 p.m., Free.
Russian Drama—Iconographer Dmitri Andreyev introduces the film Andrei Rublev (1966). Based on the life of a 15th-century painter, Andrei Rublev is comprised of eight acts following Rublev through the political and social upheavals of medieval Russia. The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St., 212-620-5000 x. 344; 7 p.m., Free with $7 bar minimum.
Saturday, September 11
Memorial Music—The Manhattan Symphonie, conducted by Gregory Singer, performs the Dvorak “New World” Symphony as part of the third 9/11 Circle Wind Memorial Concert, in memory of the lives lost in New York on September 11. Renowned choral groups Cocolo Japanese Gospel Choir, the Men’s Glee Club of New York and the Shonan Gospel Choir also perform. New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St., 212-724-4476; 7 p.m., $10.
Sunday, September 12
Eco-Puppets—Central Park Conservancy presents A Clearing in the Forest, a family series combining eco-education with multi-cultural dance, music, art and storytelling. Today’s event focuses on Native American puppetry. The Great Hill, inside Central Park at West 106th Street, 212-860-1370; 1 p.m., Free.
Monday, September 13
Gammer Gurton—Everett Quinton directs a production of Gammer Gurton’s Needle, one of the earliest comedies written in English, in the first installment of the 2010-2011 Revelation Readings series. Theater at St. Clement’s, 423 W. 46th St., 212-352-3101; 7:30 p.m., $17-$33.
Tuesday, September 14
Voting—Vote in the New York State primary elections. Various locations; 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Free.
Wednesday, September 15
Famous Photos—A new exhibition of famed photographer Alfred Stieglitz’s iconic New York City photographs opens at the Seaport Museum. Stieglitz, a central figure in the history of photography and modern art and the husband of Georgia O’Keeffe, lived in New York City for most of his life and chronicled its dramatic transformation. Seaport Museum New York, 12 Fulton St., 212-748-8786; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $12-$15.
Chamber Music at Church—Gotham Early Music Scene’s Midtown Concerts series continues with the Grenser Trio performing 18th-century music for clarinet, cello and fortepiano. The program features chamber music by Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig von Beethoven and Johann Baptist Vanhal. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 E. 88th St., 212-967-9157; 1:15 p.m., Free.
Thursday, September 16
Italian Festival—The 84th annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York’s longest-running outdoor religious festival, begins. The 11-day street festival features religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment, a variety of ethnic foods and a cannoli eating competition. Little Italy along Mulberry, Hester and Grand Streets, 212-768-9320; 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Free.
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