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  • Ghetto Film School
    79 Alexander Ave
    4th Floor
    Bronx, NY 10454
    Be Free: Film Screening & Discussion
    Mon, May 13, 4:30-6:30 pm

    Join teens at Ghetto Film School for a screening and discussion of Be Free, directed by Ghetto Film School Student Enrique Caballero. Set in 1937 British Palestine Mandate, Be Free follows an orphan teen as he is quickly forced to examine his own moral compass when he risks his life to save a young girl. Filmed on location in Jerusalem. Snacks will be provided at the event.

    Facebook:
    @ghettofilmschool

    Instagram:
    @ghettofilmschool

  • 92nd Street Y
    1395 Lexington Ave
    New York, NY 10128
    Poetry Workshop for Teenagers with Marwa Helal
    Mon, May 13, 5:30-7:30 pm

    How do we write and think about our very own language and our native tongues? Can we find new ways to write across a page? Create your own poems and offer your own alternatives that center on the importance and benefits of preserving your own vernaculars.

    Writers must RSVP to attend.

    Facebook:
    @92YPoetry

    Twitter:
    @92ypoetry

  • Mark Morris Dance Group
    3 Lafayette Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    Dance and Create: Drop-in Contemporary Dance Class
    Tue, May 14, 5:30-7 pm

    Join the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Arts Immersion students outdoors for an all-levels contemporary dance class that includes a chance to create your own choreography! Participants need no experience to join. Class will take place on The Plaza at 300 Ashland, directly across from the Mark Morris Dance Center at 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217. (In case of inclement weather, this event will take place inside the Dance Center.)

    Facebook:
    @MarkMorrisDanceGroup

    Instagram:
    @markmorrisdance

  • Urban Word NYC
    5 West 19th Street
    3rd Floor, Buzzer Q
    New York, NY 10011
    First Draft Open Mic
    Tue, May 14, 5:30-7:30 pm

    This weekly youth open mic is free and uncensored, and all genres (poets, singers, emcees, acoustic artists) are welcome to share their “first draft,” something they’re working on, just created/wrote, or want to polish. Don’t miss this special edition of First Draft in celebration of Teen Arts Week!

    Facebook:
    @UrbanWord

    Instagram:
    @urbanwordnyc

  • THE POINT CDC
    79 Alexander Ave
    4th Floor
    Bronx, NY 10454
    TEEN IMPACT
    Tue, May 14, 5:30-8 pm

    Join us for a night of social justice & art at TEEN IMPACT hosted by our Teen Arts & Activism Intern Ruby Noboa. THE POINT Teen Programs come together to demonstrate how we tackle environmental and social justice issues through the arts. Attendees will sign up for up to two workshops in the following areas: Visual Arts, Circus Arts, Theater & Writing. Learn to articulate your concerns through the arts with Cirque du Vie, Open Hydrant Theater Company & our Teaching Artists in Residence. We will be offering some conscious catering and close out the night with a party from 7-8:30 pm.

    Facebook:
    @THEPOINTCDC

    Instagram:
    @thepointcdc

  • BRIC
    647 Fulton Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    Dance for Every Body: Movement Jam with Urban Bush Women
    Tue, May 14, 6:30-8pm

    In this movement jam, participants will explore dance techniques of the ground-breaking performance ensemble Urban Bush Women. Close attention will be paid to the use of breath, weight, call and response, and polyrhythm. Urban Bush Women embraces the idea that everyone has a unique contribution to make and that our bodies are powerful and capable. No prior dance experience is needed.

    Facebook:
    @bricbrooklyn

    Instagram:
    @bricbrooklyn

  • Studio Museum in Harlem
    310 Lenox Ave
    3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10037
    Studio Works: Drop-In Art-Making Workshop
    Wed, May 15, 4-6:30 pm

    Join a hands-on artmaking workshop with the Teen Leadership Council of The Studio Museum in Harlem! Meet the teen leaders, learn about their work and discuss careers in the visual arts field. Snacks will be served.

    Instagram:
    @studiomuseumteens

  • Ghetto Film School
    79 Alexander Ave
    4th Floor
    Bronx, NY 10454
    Filmmaking Workshop
    Wed, May 15, 4:30-6:30 pm

    Ghetto Film School will host a filmmaking workshop led by GFS teens and young film professionals in GFS’s Roster program. Teens will use the GFS production studio for a hands-on workshop on camera, lighting and audio recording. Snacks will be provided at the event.

    @ghettofilmschool
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
    The Metropolitan Opera
    30 Lincoln Center Plaza
    New York, NY 10023
    Harlequinade – American Ballet Theatre
    Wed, May 15, 7:30 pm

    Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky brings this lost classic to life with a bold new staging, inspired by the archival notes of Marius Petipa. Revel in pure comedic joy as Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine, against her father who plans to marry her to a wealthy suitor.

    Facebook:
    @LincolnCenterNYC

    Instagram:
    @LincolnCenter

  • Museum of Modern Art
    MoMA’s Cullman Education Center
    4 West 54th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    Text Exchange: Collaborative Art-Making Workshop
    Thu, May 16, 4-6 pm

    Join artist Claire Christerson for an art-making workshop exploring the connection between text and collaborative drawing. Participants will look into the oftentimes private world of journals, diaries, and text messages—things that we write for ourselves and small groups of friends and close confidants. Then, using a variety of different art materials and techniques, these private writings will be transformed into vibrant and expressive works of collaborative art. No previous art experience is required.

    Facebook:
    @momateens

    Instagram:
    @momateens

  • Japan Society
    333 East 47th Street
    New York, NY 11222
    Political Mail Art
    Thu, May 16, 4:30-7 pm

    Students will engage in an interactive tour of Japan Society’s current exhibition, Radicalism in the Wilderness: Japanese Global Artists in the 1960s, exploring how Japanese artists in the 1960s responded to the social, political and cultural issues of the decade. Students will consider how these artists expanded the definition of “visual art” through performance, mail art, land art, and political art. Afterwards, drawing on their experience, students will create Mail Art with a contemporary message of their own in a workshop that combines personal creativity with conviction! Japan Society is pleased to offer two workshops: The first workshop will take place from 4:30-5:45 pm; the second will take place from 5:45-7 pm. Please use the Other Comments section of the RSVP Form to let us know whether you will attend the first or second workshop.

    Facebook:
    @japansociety

    Instagram:
    @japansociety_nyc

  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
    David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
    61 W 62nd St
    New York, NY 10023
    Voices of a People’s History
    Thu, May 16, 7:30 pm

    Voices of a People’s History of the United States seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice. This free performance marks the culmination of a year-long project with New York City AP U.S. History students at The Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry, cofounded by Lincoln Center Education, inspired by Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History of the United States. After studying the speeches, letters, and songs of the remarkable people who inspired Zinn’s seminal 2004 book, the students will perform their selections along with special guest singer J. Hoard and others to be announced.

    Facebook:
    @LincolnCenterNYC

    Instagram:
    @LincolnCenter

  • Whitney Museum of American Art
    99 Gansevoort Street
    New York, NY, 10014
    Open Studio for Teens
    Fri, May 17, 4-6 pm

    Grab your friends and get creative! New York City teens are invited to a free drop-in art making program at the Whitney. Bring your works-in-progress or create something new. All supplies are provided and no previous art

    Facebook:
    @youthinsights

    Instagram:
    @whitneymuseum

  • Projectivity Group
    51 Broad St.
    Staten Island, NY 10304
    Open Cypher & Open Turntables
    Fri, May 17, 5-7:30 pm

    Teens are invited to come out and meet professional DJs and producers, get hands on experience using turntables and DJ controllers, and have a chance to get on the mic for our Open Cypher.

    Facebook:
    @Projectivity

    Instagram:
    @Projectivity

  • Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE)
    Williamsburgh Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library
    240 Division Ave
    Studio A
    Brooklyn, NY 11211
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Interactive Art-making Workshop
    Thu, May 16, 6-8 pm

    ARTE invites teens to engage in an interactive workshop focusing on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the world’s most important human rights document, celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Teens will explore the background and history of the UDHR and have the opportunity to create art focused on human rights.

    Facebook:
    @artejustice

    Instagram:
    @artejustice

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
    BAM Fisher Hillman Studio
    BAM Fisher
    321 Ashland Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    BAM Dancing Into the Future Program — Culminating Dance Performance
    Thu, May 16, 7-8 pm

    Dancing Into the Future is a choreographic laboratory that allows young people—with limited or no dance background—to find a confident, innovative and collaborative artistic voice. As part of the program, BAM selects guest artists to teach a workshop to the students (grades 9-12), with the goal of providing a holistic perspective and experience of movement, artistic process, and choreography/choreographic tools.

    Facebook:
    @BAMstage

    Instagram:
    @bam_brooklyn

  • Mark Morris Dance Group
    3 Lafayette Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    Mark Morris Dance Group’s Student Company Open Dress Rehearsal
    Thu, May 16, 7-8 pm

    Go behind the scenes with Mark Morris Dance Group’s Student Company at their Open Dress Rehearsal. In a talk-back following the performance, teens will have the opportunity to ask the student performers questions about their work. The performance will be held in the James & Martha Duffy Performance Space at the Mark Morris Dance Center.

    Facebook:
    @MarkMorrisDanceGroup

    Instagram:
    @markmorrisdance

  • BRIC
    647 Fulton Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    Teen Media Careers Day
    Fri, May 17, 9:30 am-1 pm

    Teens will learn about career opportunities in media fields and participate in hands-on activities in media-making, including video and podcasting. The event will feature a panel of media professionals who will discuss their personal career pathways and answer questions about how to prepare for media careers.

    Facebook:
    @bricbrooklyn

    Instagram:
    @bricbrooklyn

  • New-York Historical Society
    170 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024
    Tech Commons: Arts & Technology Workshop
    Fri, May 17, 3-5 pm

    Teens are invited to visit the New-York Historical Society’s Tech Commons, an interative space for teens to learn about and experiment with the museum’s equipment. Record a podcast or song, 3D-scan an artifact, design and code a website, or just hang out and explore. Tech instructors will be hosting the space and showing off everything the Tech Commons can do!

    Instagram:
    @nyhistory

  • Brooklyn Museum
    200 Eastern Parkway
    Brooklyn, NY 11228
    BkM Teen Night: Essence / Imprint
    Fri, May 17, 5-7:30 pm

    BkM’s Teen Night will explore the texture and feeling of art through photography and assemblage, posing the question, “What’s your creative language?” Teens will experience artmaking, music, performances, gallery activities, great conversations, community building, raffles and more. The evening is inspired by two exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum—Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room and Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha. Snacks will be served!

    Instagram:
    @brooklynmuseum
    @bkmteens

  • The Center For Arts Education
    266 West 37th Street
    9th Floor
    New York, NY 10018-6672
    Teen Art Exhibition Opening
    Fri, May 17, 5-6:30 pm

    Teens are invited to attend the opening of an art exhibition featuring work by students in CAE’s Spring 2019 Career Development Program. Teens will have the opportunity to speak with the featured student artists and learn about careers in the arts. The event will feature musical performances and monologues performed by CAE students. Teens are welcome to attend some or all of the event. Snacks will be served!

    Facebook:
    @centerforartsed

    Instagram:
    @centerforartsed

  • STREB
    51 North 1st Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11249
    POP ACTION with Extreme Action Company Dancers
    Fri, May 17, 7-9:30 pm

    Spend the evening popping, flying and falling with STREB Extreme Action Company Dancers! Learn POP ACTION, flying trapeze, tightrope, aerial and circus arts!

    Facebook:
    @streb

    Instagram:
    @strebslam

  • Dance Entropy / Green Space Studio
    37-24 24th Street
    Suites 211-212
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    TAKE ROOT: Dance Performance
    Fri, May 17, 8 pm

    Teens are invited to attend a dance performance by Edgar Cortes Dance Theater and Farideh Sakhaeifar & Isabel Umali. The performance is part of TAKE ROOT, a monthly curated dance series featuring established and emerging choreographers in a paired evening of work.

    Facebook:
    @greenspacestudio

    Instagram:
    @DanceEntropy

  • Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
    161-04 Jamaica Avenue
    Jamaica, NY 11432
    Choose Your Own Arts Adventure
    Sat, May 18, 10 am-3 pm

    Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning invites teens to curate their own day of artistic exploration through a series of workshops in dance, drama, music and visual art. Teens can attend multiple workshops between the hours of 10 am to 3 pm. No prior experience needed.

    Ceramics: 11 am-12 pm
    Voice: 12-1 pm
    Hip Hop for Teens: 12-1 pm
    Dance Expressions / Modern Dance: 1-2 pm
    Intermediate Acting: 1-2 pm
    Art Studio (Drawing and Painting): 2-3 pm
    Broadway at JCAL: 2-3 pm

    Facebook:
    @jamaicaartscenter

    Instagram:
    @jamaicaartscenter

  • Carnegie Hall
    881 7th Ave
    New York, NY 10019
    Studio 57
    Sat, May 18, 11 am-3 pm

    Studio 57 is an open, teen-driven space that includes opportunities to join an artistic community of peers, work side-by-side with professional musicians, and participate in monthly concerts. Join this special edition of Studio 57 in celebration of Teen Arts Week.

    Instagram:
    @futuremusicproject

  • Bronx Documentary Center
    614 Courtlandt Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10451
    Photo Scavenger Hunt
    Sat, May 18, 12-3 pm

    Join a photo scavenger hunt at the Bronx Documentary Center! Led by the BDC’s own teen photographers, teams will be tasked to photograph a variety of places, objects, and themes. The scavenger hunt will be followed by an award ceremony and photo share-back and hangout at the BDC. Cameras will be provided.

    Facebook:
    @bronxdocumentary

    Instagram:
    @bronxdocumentarycenter

  • Irondale Ensemble Project
    85 South Oxford Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    Improv with Young Company
    Sat, May 18, 2:30-4:30 pm

    Irondale’s high school ensemble, Young Company, will lead an introductory workshop in the art of improvisation. Teens will share some of their favorite improv games, build characters, and explore scene work. The session will end with an introduction to the art of Soundpainting.

    Facebook:
    @IrondaleCenter

    Instagram:
    @irondalecenter

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
    BAM Fisher Hillman Studio
    BAM Fisher
    321 Ashland Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship Workshop
    Sat, May 18, 3-5 pm

    Jade Charon, recipient of the Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship in 2018, will lead a dance intensive workshop that allows the community to experience the Kony and N’Dep dance styles from Senegal and Burkina Faso. The class will end with a viewing of her short films on her experience in Africa as a 2018 Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellow, followed by a talk back with the artist. Presented in conjunction with Teen Arts Week, the event is geared toward ages 14-19, though people of all ages are welcome. Open to all levels of dance experience (beginner-advanced).

    Facebook:
    @BAMstage

    Instagram:
    @bam_brooklyn

  • Dance Entropy / Green Space Studio
    37-24 24th Street
    Suites 211-212
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    TAKE ROOT: Dance Performance
    Sat, May 18, 8 pm

    Teens are invited to attend a dance performance by Edgar Cortes Dance Theater and Farideh Sakhaeifar & Isabel Umali. The performance is part of TAKE ROOT, a monthly curated dance series featuring established and emerging choreographers in a paired evening of work.

    Facebook:
    @greenspacestudio

    Instagram:
    @DanceEntropy

  • The Apollo Theater
    253 West 125th Street
    New York, NY 10027
    Technical Theater & Performance Workshop
    Sat, May 18, 12:30-3:30 pm

    It’s Showtime at the Apollo! Join us for a special half-day seminar focused on youth (ages 15 to 21) who are interested in technical stage production and the performing arts. In this exciting seminar, aspiring performing artists and production technicians will have the opportunity to study under Apollo professionals as they learn the process of mounting a live production and acquire skills necessary for success in the arts and entertainment industry.

    Facebook:
    @apollotheater

    Instagram:
    @apollotheater

  • Queens Museum
    New York City Building
    Corona, NY 11368
    Mundos Alternos: Collaborative Art-Making Workshop
    Sat, May 18, 1-4 pm

    Teens are invited to create a collaborative art piece inspired by the exhibition Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas, on display at the Queens Museum from Apr 7-Aug 18, 2019. The collaborative art piece will explore issues of immigration, borders, global citizenship, aliens and alternate worlds.

    Facebook:
    @queensmuseum

    Instagram:
    @queensmuseum

    Twitter:
    @queensmuseum

  • Queens Museum
    New York City Building
    Corona, NY 11368
    Teen Arts Week Open Mic
    Sat, May 18, 1:30-3:30 pm

    Teens are invited to share poetry, perform music and speak their minds at the Queens Museum’s Open Mic in celebration of Teen Arts Week.

    Facebook:
    @queensmuseum

    Instagram:
    @queensmuseum

    Twitter:
    @queensmuseum

  • Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
    161-04 Jamaica Avenue
    Jamaica, NY 11432
    College Access Workshop
    Sat, May 18, 3-4 pm

    Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning will host a special College Access Workshop, where students will learn how to use the arts to enhance their college applications. The workshop will help teens create a college list, explore financial aid options and dispel myths about the application process.

    Facebook:
    @jamaicaartscenter

    Instagram:
    @jamaicaartscenter

  • Museum of the Moving Image
    36-01 35th Ave
    Astoria, NY 11106
    ‘63 Boycott: Film Screening & Workshop
    Sat, May 18, 1-4 pm

    Teens are invited to a screening of the short film ‘63 Boycott, followed by a filmmaking workshop. ‘63 Boycott connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, and youth activism. The film combines image and video in collage to contextualize patterns in history, an approach to filmmaking that teens will explore in the on-site workshop.

    Facebook:
    @movingimagemuseum

    Instagram:
    @movingimagenyc

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 5th Ave
    New York, NY 10028
    Design and Art of Native America
    Sat, May 18, 1-5 pm

    Unleash your creativity and experiment with materials in unexpected ways during this art-making workshop in the galleries and studios inspired by the Art of Native America. This event is presented in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian. Materials are provided.

    Instagram:
    @metteens

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
    1000 Richmond Terrace
    Building C
    Staten Island, NY 10301
    New Earth Ceremony
    Sat, May 18, 2-3:30 pm

    Artist Tattfoo Tan will lead teens on a private tour of his exhibition Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land, which explores how spirituality manifests itself in the connections between internal experience and the material world. As part of the event, teens will create a group mandala, a symbol for peace and unity used in meditation. Teens are asked to bring an item of personal significance (one they are comfortable displaying publicly and will take home at the end of the event) to contribute to the mandala.

    Facebook:
    @SnugHarborCCBG

    Instagram:
    @SnugHarborCCBG

  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
    1071 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10128
    Open Studio: For Teens, By Teens
    Sat, May 19, 1-4 pm

    During this special drop-in program for high school students, Guggenheim Teen Volunteers will lead their peers in an afternoon of art-making activities. Participants will have a chance to visit the Guggenheim on their own and create art at our drop-in studio program using prompts specially selected by Guggenheim Teens. Registration includes museum admission.

    Facebook:
    @guggenheimmuseum

    Instagram:
    @guggenheim

    Twitter:
    @guggenheim

  • Dance Entropy / Green Space Studio
    37-24 24th Street
    Suites 211-212
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    Fertile Ground Performance
    Sun, May 19, 7 pm

    Fertile Ground is a monthly new works series for emerging choreographers and experimenting, established professionals. Five to six artists present a work-in-progress and receive audience-driven feedback in a post-performance discussion moderated by Artistic Director Valerie Green.

    Facebook:
    @greenspacestudio

    Instagram:
    @DanceEntropy

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
    BAM Fisher Hillman Studio
    BAM Fisher
    321 Ashland Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship Presentation Performance
    Sun, May 19, 7-9 pm

    Jade Charon, recipient of the Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship in 2018, will perform work inspired by the Kony and N’Dep dance styles from Senegal and Burkina Faso, fused with multiple dance forms and multimedia to explore communal healing. The performance will be followed by a talk back with the artist.

    Facebook:
    @BAMstage

    Instagram:
    @bam_brooklyn

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