Today’s SUPER 7 NYC Events > SUNDAY/ JUNE 09, 2019
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Dion Parson & 21st Century Band
Dizzy’s Club / 7:30PM, +9:30PM, $30
“Grammy Award-winning drummer and composer Dion Parson has now been leading the stellar 21st Century Band for 21 years. Together with saxophonist Ron Blake (of the legendary Saturday Night Live Band), Parson formed 21st Century Band in 1998 to showcase the music of the U.S. Virgin Islands. This popular group sells out Dizzy’s Club every year, and we’re excited to welcome them back for three nights during Caribbean-American Heritage Month.”
6 OTHER TOP NYC EVENTS TODAY (see below for full listing)
>> DAVID SÁNCHEZ’S CARIB
>> Eifman Ballet
>> Joey Alexander Trio featuring Larry Grenadier & Kendrick Scot
>> A Conversation with Chris Cuomo & Don Lemon
>> New York City Open
You may want to look at previous days posts for events that continue through today.
Music, Dance, Performing Art
DAVID SÁNCHEZ’S CARIB (June 6-9)
at Jazz Standard / 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.; $30
“A member of the prestigious SFJAZZ Collective, Sánchez uses his titanic gifts on the tenor saxophone to draw bold connecting lines between Afro-Caribbean tradition and the sound of contemporary New York jazz. On Friday he will release “Carib,” an album integrating traditional West African rhythms — often by way of Haiti and Sánchez’s native Puerto Rico — into sinuous original compositions. At Jazz Standard he will play selections from the album with Lage Lund on guitar, Ed Simon on piano, Ricky Rodriguez on bass, Obed Calvaire on drums, and Jhan Lee Aponte and Markus Schwartz doubling on percussion.” (NYT-GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO)
Eifman Ballet (June 7-9)
City Center, 131 W. 55th St./ m
“The St. Petersburg-based choreographer Boris Eifman, a master of melodrama writ large, returns with his newest ballet, “The Pygmalion Effect,” loosely based on the myth about a sculptor who succumbs to the charms of his creation (a beautiful woman, naturally). In this version, Pygmalion is a choreographer, and his creation is a dancer whom he trains to perfection. The music, taped, is a collage of pieces by Johan Strauss II.” (Marina Harss, NewYorker)
Joey Alexander Trio featuring Larry Grenadier & Kendrick Scott
Blue Note / 8PM, +10:30PM, $20-$35
“Too often, talented young artists succumb to believing so much in their own ability that they lose sight of their true potential as significant contributors to their field. Thankfully, there are others committed to evolving and lifting the music to new levels of appreciation with enthusiasm, engagement, and emotional depth. Enter pianist Joey Alexander, who at the age of 14 has already recorded two GRAMMY-nominated studio albums.
With his third studio effort Eclipse, his most personal statement to date, Joey takes another giant step forward, demonstrating his aptitude as a composer, bandleader, and musician, hinting at the many artistic paths open to him in the decades ahead.”
Smart Stuff / Other NYC EventS
Hot Mic: A Conversation with Chris Cuomo & Don Lemon
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave./ 7PM, $45
“Join CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon, two of the nation’s most well-known and respected journalists, for an evening of politics, storytelling, humor and everything in between.
As primetime anchors on CNN whose nightly handoffs have become quite buzzworthy, Chris and Don share a close friendship that takes them back many years. In conversation, the two will bring you a behind-the-scenes look at not only their day-to-day as journalists in a 24/7 news cycle, but also their lives away from the cameras. Join us for what promises to be a lively conversation about news, the media, family, friends and beyond that is sure to be equal parts compelling and good-humored.”
New York City Open (June 7-9)
Watch the world’s best setters and spikers
Hudson River Park, 427 Gansevoort St. / 10AM, FREE
“The AVP pros are coming to NYC for the Gold Series, a three-day competition featuring both men’s and women’s beach volleyball tournaments. Take a seat in the stands along the river, sip a few cold beers from the beer garden, and watch Olympians (and future Olympians!) bump, set, and spike for their share of a $300,000 purse. You might just get inspired to try it out for yourself on the beach volleyball courts down at Pier 25.”
CraftNewYork (June 8-9)
Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center / 10AM – 7PM, FREE entry
“Not your average outdoor market, CraftNewYork features curated modern and contemporary pieces and art items, created by more than 175 imaginative minds from around the nation. Accessories, jewelry and clothing also will be for sale, and guests can sample small-batch edibles, condiments and beverages.” (amNY)
OutdoorFest 2019 (LAST DAY)
Various locations and prices
“OutdoorFest, a ten-day lineup of activities, classes and volunteering opportunities, aims to get New York apartment dwellers to engage with the natural environment around the five boroughs and beyond. Look up the full schedule and save your spot for canoeing, camping, bouldering, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, running, surfing and more.” (TONY)
Underground Railroad Game (thru June 15)
A comedy, actually.
“Created by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard with the Philly-based company Lightning Rod Special, the incendiary Underground Railroad Game returns to New York for 18 performances. Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers tackle American history, race, sex, and power in a ferocious, sensational, very R-rated lesson.” (S.H.- NY Magazine)
Ars Nova at Greenwich House, 27 Barrow Street, May 30 to June 15.
‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’
at the Delacorte Theater (in previews; opens on June 11, thru June 23).
“Sigh no more, Shakespeare fans. Shakespeare in the Park — its tickets distributed free by line and lottery — returns with this sparkling comedy of sparring lovers. In postwar Messina, Beatrice (Danielle Brooks) and Benedick (Grantham Coleman) are a couple who despise each other. Until they don’t. Kenny Leon directs. ” (NYT-Alexis Soloski)
COMING SOON (WFUV)
6/9-10 Beach House, Brooklyn Steel
6/11 Justin Townes Earle, City Winery
6/12 The National with Courtney Barnett, Celebrate Brooklyn – live broadcast on 90.7 FM
6/12 Happy Together Tour w/ The Turtles & more, St. George Theater