Sunday, January 11
4pm doors; 5pm introduction with Lou Lumenick and his special guest, writer Farran Smith Nehme; 5:30 movie
"Classic NYC movies at the Palace" continues with the first of three titles introduced by New York Post Chief Film Critic and Film Editor Lou Lumenick and his special guests.
Starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, and Olympia Dukakis. Directed by Norman Jewison.
102 minutes. 1987. On BluRay in English with Spanish subtitles.
Farran Smith Nehme writes about film for her site, Self-Styled Siren, and as a freelance critic for outlets including the New York Post and Film Comment. Her writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Baffler, and Barron's. Her first novel, Missing Reels, was published recently by the Overlook Press.
Lou Lumenick is the Chief Film Critic and Film Editor of the New York Post and has also written for The Criterion Collection. He introduced "Casablanca'' in 2013 the United Palace, as well as movies at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.
Nearly 3,000 people packed the Palace on Sunday, December 7 for the NYC premiere of our original production of "The Hip Hop Nutcracker." The dancing was electric, highlighted by spectacular lighting and beautiful digital scenery. Special guest MC Kurtis Blow got the party started with a set of greatest hits before the combo of DJ Boo and Filip Pogady on electric violin set the story in motion.
The show received so many appraisals and support from the community that we'e having an encore performance on Saturday, Dec 13 at 1pm. Tickets can be purchased here. But don't take our word about how much fun the show is. See what the audience had to say below:
The New York Times says The Hip Hop Nutcracker is “ magical” and "exciting." “Touches of poetry.” “A show with plenty of heart.” “A gift to Upper Manhattan.”
Led Black, Editor-in-Chief of the Uptown Collective: "I am still in awe of what I witnessed last night, right here in Washington Heights, at the venerable United Palace. The Hip-Hop Nutcracker was quite simply fantastic. The New York City debut of the show exceeded all of my expectations. Just image Tchaikovsky's classic score augmented by some of the most imaginative and innovative hip-hop choreography you will ever see…"
Fox 5 Good Day Street Talk called the show "unbelievable" and told us we rocked uptown!
Thanks to Dr. Bob Lee and the crew and BronxNet TV for featuring "The Hip Hop Nutcracker" Monday, November 17. Maybe next time we'll get Bob to dance, too.
Check out the segment at: http://www.bronxnet.org/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&Itemid=30&task=viewvideo&video_id=4834.
Our latest #HipHopNutcracker product goes perfect with your hot coffee or tea! On the back of these sleeves is a special discount code for tickets, but you'll have to visit one of our partnering cafes to get it! So if you need a pick-me-up, visit one of the following cafes: Buunni Coffee, Darling Coffee, East Harlem Cafe, Indian Road Cafe, Pick and Eat and Taszo Espresso Bar! Available while supplies last!
And THANK YOU to all the above coffee shops for helping us create magic this holiday season! You guys rock!
Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
530 West 166th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue)
Friday and Saturday, November 21 & 22 at 7:30pm
Admission is Pay-What-You-Can
Info & tickets: www.PTP.nyc or 646-398-9062
An interactive and bilingual theatrical event based on the community actors' true stories of living in a changing neighborhood.
After months of planning, Columbia Wine Co. has announced that its first wine class will be held at the United Palace on Wednesday, November 12 from 7-9pm. The classes will be fun, informative, and delicious!
Do you enjoy wine but want to learn more about it?
For only $25 per guest Columbia Wine Co. will cover all the basics while tasting some great wines:
- How to read a wine label
- Wine Regions and varietals
After working on "The Hip Hop Nutcracker" for over a year we finally got around to choreographing some dance! Last week we gathered the 12 dancers in the cast for a week-long workshop led by director/choreographer Jennifer Weber. The results were spectacular, sketching out a rough draft of how we will bring new life to this timeless story by combining hip hop dance and Tchaikovsky's score.
With perfect timing, we were honored to be included in NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's first "Voices of New York" presentation at La MaMa theatre on October 27. The evening's line-up included Broadway star Christopher Jackson, Tony Award-winning poet Lemon Andersen, and cast members from LaGuardia High School's production of "In the Heights."
A women's Frankenstein shirt from https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/203251136/frankensteins-monster-long-sleeve-quote
A coffee mug designed just for the event by https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/JcDezigns
- A new "Frankenstein" poster for Halloween
- "Paintings from the Balcony" and Other Recent Work by Bernard Winter
- Auditioning for "The Hip Hop Nutcracker"
- The Hip Hop Nutcracker logo is done
- Arts for Incarcerated Youth video highlights work done by Rhythm Arts Alliance in L.A.
- FREE Children's Art Classes
- The Crackalackin' Season of Classical Music
- New York Youth Symphony "Season Opening Concert"
- Fall season 2014
- PAST EVENT-"Peter and the Wolf" and other family selections