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Events at BAM

Brooklyn Academy of Music - BAM

Year Round

30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
Peter J. Sharp Building.
BAM's mission is to be the preeminent progressive performing and cinema arts center of the twenty-first century. An ever changing roster of film, dance, opera, theater and mixed media performance welcome fansall season long.    BAMcafé Live weekend music performances, artist talks, visual art, and literary events. Avant-grade and progressive presentations are the hallmark of the century and a half old institution.
Ticket prices:Main Stage Shows - $20 -$85. BAMCinematek - $12. BAMCafe Live - Free.
Ticket info:Go to the BAM Calendar online and select a show.
Good for:All
Hours:Show times vary.
Phone:(718) 636-4100
Phone:(718) 636-4100
Subway:2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q to Atlantic Avenue. C to Lafayette Avenue. G to Fulton Street. N, R, D, M to Pacific Street.
Bus:B25, B26, B41, B45, B52, B63, B67 stop within a three block radius of BAM.
Train:LIRR to Flatbush Avenue train station.
Other:Take the BAM bus from mid-town Manhattan an hour before show time for a relaxing ride/show combination. RESERVATIONS: 718.636.4100
Parking on site:No
Public parking lot across the street on Lafayette Avenue.

New York Public Library of the Performing Arts

New York Public Library of the Perfroming Arts

Year Round

40 Lincoln Center, Manhattan
In the Lincoln Center complex next to the Vivian Beaumont Theater
The New York Public Library of the Performing Arts, a lovely and quiet place to take a break on the Upper West Side is right where it belongs, at Lincoln Center.  A free gallery on the ground floor has a changing exhibit devoted to dance and theater.  Until December 3rd this year, see the Baryshnikov exhibit including letters, photos and video acquired by the Library this past July.  The material includes the dancer in rehearsal as a child with Ballanchine and notes from Ferd Astaire, Jackie Kennedy Onnasis and Frank Sinatra.
Upstairs, you may take out a recording and sit at the shared tables with headphones to listen, while watching the snow fall or contemplating the steely winter sky outside. 
Ticket info:
Good for:All
Perhaps not for very small children.
Hours:Mondays & Thursdays, 12-8pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 11am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-6pm, closed Sundays.
New York City's library devoted to the performing arts includes the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, one of the largest world collections of recorded music and song sheets covering every aspect of recorded sound, the Jerrome Robbins Dance Division which documents dance and the Billy Rose Theater Collection housing theatrical arts archives.
Phone:(212) 870-1630
Subway:#1 to 66th Street/Lincoln Center.
Bus:M5, M7, M10, M11, M66 and M104 stop within one block of Lincoln Center.
Parking on site:No
Public garages nearby serve the Lincoln Center complex.

Salsa After Work Fridays

Windows Over Harlem

Year Round

163 West 125th Sreet, Manhattan
State Office Building at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (7th Ave) Bvd and West 125th Street
Salsa is for grown-ups and every Friday night they can express themselves via this popular dance. Leader Sammy advices that this weekly event is for a “mature crowd,"  adults who know how to dress smart-casual—no t-shirts please. Dresses swirl well and the rhythms of the night are definitely for the seasoned and tempered among us.  Buffet and dance start at 6pm every Friday night.  Come early (5:00pm) for a Salsa how-to if you are new to this sensual and rich dance tradition. 
Ticket prices:$10 includes buffet dinner
Ticket info:Photo ID required.
Good for:Adults
Times:6pm to midnight Fridays. Salsa class for beginners 5-5:45pm.
Hours:Open seven days a week Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm.
State Office building by day, community dance spot by night. The Harlem Visitors Kiosk is also here.
Phone:(212) 665-4337
Subway:A,B,C,D to 125th Street, walk east to Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard. 2,3 to 125th Street, walk west to Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard.
Bus:M100, M101, Bx15 along 125th Street M2 north/south
Train:MetroNorth to 125th Street train station. Connect to M100, M101, Bx14 heading west along 125th Street.
Parking on site:No

Sunday Matinees at Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Year Round

466 West 152nd Street, Manhattan
Between Amsterdam and St. Nicholas Avenues.
The Dance Theater of Harlem opens its doors to the public the second Sunday of each month (November-April) for Sunday Matinees.  Dancers from the Dance Theater of Harlem School and the Dancing Through Barriers Ensemble®, the performing arm of the DTH School, and special guest performers join the ensemble of professional and semi-professional dancers  for high quality afternoon performances.  

Attend the post-performance reception to extend the moment and get to know Dance Theatre of Harlem a bit better.
Ticket prices:Adults $18, Children (12 and Under) $14
Ticket info:Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
Good for:All
Times:3pm on second Sunday of each month. Upcoming dates: November 13, December 13, January 8, February 12, March 11, April 15.
The Dance Theatre of Harlem was founded in 1969 as a community school offering extensive courses in music, dance, costuming and theater to pre-school children through senior citizens. Demonstrating that classical ballet is universal and has the power to transform, the Dance Theatre of Harlem offers special public events and the Open House Series year round.
Phone:(212) 690-2800
Subway:C to 155th Street station. Walk south 3 blocks on St. Nicholas Avenue and turn right on 152nd Street (Dance Theatre of Harlem Way). Walk 2 blocks west to theater.
Bus:M3, M18
Parking on site:No
Public parking lots in vicinity.
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

NYCity Center

Dec. 01, 2010 - Jan. 02, 2011

West 55th between 6th and 7th Avenues, Manhattan
Audience entrance for Main Stage and Stage I and Stage II is on West 55th Street.
This holiday season, enjoy the hottest contemporary choreography with premieres by Robert Battle, Camille A. Brown and Christopher Huggins, plus new productions of audience favorites choreographed by Alvin Ailey, Geoffrey Holder and Judith Jamison.

For one week only (12/15-19) the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will join Ailey for a live music collaboration.

Not in the mood for a Nutcracker? Check this out.
Ticket prices:Tickets: $25-$150
Ticket info:Get tickets and information at
Good for:All
Hours:Box Office open 11am-8pm, Monday-Sunday
Phone:(212) 581-1212
Phone:(212) 581-1212
Subway:N,Q,R to 57thSt/7th Ave station F to 57th/6th Ave station D,E to 7th/53rd St station
Bus:M5, M6, M7 up 6th Avenue M6, M7 down 7th M10, M20, M104 down Broadway (or up 8th, walk east) M31, M57 across 57th St to 6th or 7th Avenues, walk south 2 blocks.
Parking on site:No
Public garages nearby. The theater recommends The 1345 Garage at 100 West 55th Street as the closest.

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