St. Ann’s Warehouse has announced the production lineup for its final season before taking up permanent residence at the site of the Tobacco Warehouse on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The season kicks off with Sarah Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis, adapted and directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna. The production will feature a performance by Polish actress Magdalena Cielecka. The TR Warszawa production will run from October 16-26.
Cabaret icons The Tiger Lillies will then offer a “Halloween performance of deranged hits,” Songs of Horror and Havoc, running from October 30-November 1.
Kneehigh’s New York premiere of Tristan & Yseult, adapted and directed by Emma Rice, will be next, with performances running from November 13-December 7. The new take on the epic tale is is written by Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy.
Carmina Slovenica, a Slovenian “vocal theatre” company, will then present Toxic Psalms as part of the Prototype Festival. The North American premiere will be performed by the company’s ensemble of 34 young women, invoking Africa, the Middle East, Pussy Riot, weapons, extinctions, contaminations and abuses of religions. Directed by Karmina Šilec, performances will run from January 8-11, 2015. Continued on http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/07-2014/st-anns-warehouse-2015-season_69397.html
The Free Public Kayaking Program
Want to go kayaking for free with an amazing view of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty?
Then you’ve come to the right place, from June 7th to August 31st, 2014! Every Saturday (from 10:00AM to 3:00PM) and Thursday (from 5:30PM to 6:45PM), Brooklyn Bridge Park has walk-up kayaking, between Piers 1 and 2. Everything is first come, first serve, but don’t worry—the wait time is usually no more than an hour at their busiest. They’ll get you in a life vest, explain the basics of kayaking, and keep watch over you in embayment while you paddle. (No, you cannot go across the East River to Manhattan!)
- Show up at least 45 minutes before closing, since that’s when we cut off the line and when the last boats go out.
- Not sure where we are? Here’s how you can find them.
- Want to know what you should wear? Or how long you can kayak? Check out the FAQs to get the answers to these and any other questions you might have!
Pull an all-nighter for kids and arts education!
EVENT DATE: SEP 05, 2014 8PM
Cozy up in Brooklyn’s largest movie palace for a 24-hour cinema extravaganza in support of kids and arts education.
Join the borough’s most celluloid-hungry movie lovers as you tackle a full curriculum of contemporary and classic films in this back-to-school-themed marathon event: a lesson in English literature with Clueless, an immersion in the Mesozoic era thanks to Jurassic Park, and much more.
Participants can partake in a range of complimentary activities—from happy hour to an epic yoga stretch to late-night snacks—and the event features an appearance by Taylor Schilling from the Netflix series Orange is the New Black.
Proceeds from this marathon directly benefit students K—12 through BAM Education’s in- and after-school programs in dance, theater, poetry, film criticism, and more.
Arts education programs have suffered nationally—and are typically the first to go in schools faced with budget cuts. In response, BAM has significantly expanded its education programs to meet an ever-increasing need.
Show your support for creative kids and register today. If you can’t attend in person, don’t worry! You can still benefit kids and arts education by donating to a marathon participant.
How the marathon works:
- Participants (that means you) are invited to pull an all-nighter by raising money from friends and family. The minimum fundraising goal to participate in the event is $250.
- We’ll reward our all-night participants with prizes based on how much they’ve raised, from movie passes to round-trip airline tickets from Jet Blue
- Like we said, there’s lots of treats in store, from guest celebs to massage tables to three (plus snacks) free meals.
About BAM Education:
- BAM is Brooklyn’s most established and adventurous cultural center (check out BAM.org for a closer look), situated at the heart of a global creative hotbed.
- More than 30,000 kids, teachers, students, and families every year enjoy BAM Education’s range of adventurous arts-based programs, both in Brooklyn and around the world.
Water, Water Everywhere!
Summer is heating up in Prospect Park, and with plenty of water-filled fun, it is the perfect place to cool off. At the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, boat rentals will make their maiden voyage this month. Enjoy a serene afternoon exploring Brooklyn’s only lake and take in scenic views of the White Levy Esplanade and Chaim Baier Music Island. Rather explore the Lake from afar? The LeFrak Center will also offer bike rentals for a loop around the Park’s south end.
Is water play more your family’s speed? In addition to the great water features located in the Park’s playgrounds, there’s a new place for children to soak up the summer fun. Open seven days a week, the new Splash Pad at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside has more than 40 sprays to cool down on a hot day. Before cooling off, work up a sweat roller skating around the covered rink, with new programs this summer including Toddler Tuesdays. Afterwards, enjoy some frozen treats from the LeFrak Center’s Bluestone Café and take in the park views and lake breeze.
On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, families can also enjoy the Pop-Up Audubon Macy’s Fishing Clinics at the White Levy Esplanade at Lakeside and across the Lake at Wellhouse Drive. This family-friendly clinic will teach children how to tie a fishing knot, cast a line, and even collect their own bait.
Here’s What You Can Buy At Brooklyn’s Superhero Supply Co. – And How The Store Is Secretly Saving The World
The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. promises all aspiring heroes passing its storefront that it can help with a “nemesis problem” with its “full capery” and “special programs for telepaths.” A small chalkboard advertises products like a grappling hook or X-Ray vision powder.Some people don’t know what to make of it. When we visited recently, a young couple walked in and smiled at the displayed superhero gear. After eyeing an air cannon, picking up a villain net, and taking photos with the Rilling Brand Mind Reader, they asked the employee tending the store what many visitors wonder: “What is all this?”
Besides being a place to gather items for a homemade superhero costume, the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. is part of best-selling author Dave Eggers‘ 826 National, a nonprofit that uses wacky stores like this one, the original Pirate Store in San Francisco, the Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute, and others to mask full-fledged tutoring centers.
Behind a secret door in the Superhero Supply Co. is a spacious learning center where students ages 6 to 18 participate in creative writing programs and get homework help. Even though the company’s main purpose is education, as part of the 826 network, it is not a typical nonprofit.
“We want people to get lost in the idea of a superhero store,” says store manager Chris Molnar. “We don’t want to beat them over the head with our programs. We want to keep the magic.”
By adding a level of mystery and fun to the nonprofit model, Molnar explains, the store draws in potential students and volunteers intrigued by a superhero supply company and manages to make seeing a tutor a fun experience for kids.
Pier 2 Roller Rink Opening Celebration
Celebrate the opening of the Pier 2 Roller Rink! On Friday, July 11 from 3 to 6 pm, enjoy FREE admission to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s newest addition: a full-size roller skating rink at the recently opened Pier 2.
The rink, operated by New York Skating, LLC, has hockey boards running the perimeter, multiple entrances and player boxes, and will provide opportunities for roller and in-line skating, roller hockey and roller derby.
The operators, who were selected last year as a result of an RFP process, will rent skating equipment and manage the rink schedule to allow for a mix of public skate time, recreational league play, and special events including free skate sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 3 to 6 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to noon.
Much of the amenities are covered by the pier’s original storage shed structure to provide shading and rain shelter.
This new addition was unveiled in May, along with the Pier 4 Beach, an accessible area for non-motorized boat launching and educational boating programs.
Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors
From death masks to Mexican saints, human hair to a mummified cat’s head, the newly-opened Museum of Morbid Anatomy aims to demystify death—with a planned bar on the roof.
She’s known as the Mona Lisa of death masks.
In the 1880s, the body of an unknown young woman was found floating in the Paris waterway. Her face was cast into a plaster mold, preserving her shy smile for posterity. This was a traditional practice of those days, but the peaceful look on her resting features so captivated the French public that her death mask was mass-produced and soon hung in well-furnished parlors across the country.
And now one adorns a corner wall in Brooklyn. At the new Morbid Anatomy Museum and Library, a mold of the young woman, dubbed L’Inconnue de la Seine (“The Unknown Woman of the Seine”), shares display space with spirit photography, elaborate wreaths made from human hair, and other paraphernalia of grief in its inaugural exhibit: The Art of Mourning.