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Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition at Baruch Performing Arts Center
During the week of May 18th – 22nd the Jensen Foundation will be holding their annual operatic vocalist competition at Baruch Performing Arts Center’s Engelman Recital Hall. On Saturday, May 23rd the competition finalists will be performing in the recital beginning at 11:00 a.m., and awards will be given at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. This is a walk-up, first come, first served audience. No advance tickets are available. Complete information on the annual competition can be found at the Jensen Foundation website: jensenfoundation.org. Winners receive cash prizes, first place will be $15,000 plus concert appearances. Previous winners have gone on to be signed to contracts with established opera companies. The Engelman Recital Hall is located at 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues).
Mad. Sq. Eats: Spring 2015
Mad. Sq. Eats, the semi-annual culinary market presented by UrbanSpace and Madison Square Park Conservancy, returns to Worth Square on Friday, May 1st. Mad. Sq. Eats is located between 24th and 25th Streets at the intersection of 5th Ave and Broadway. Marked by beautiful marimekko umbrellas and tablecloths. Hours are daily from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit Madison Square Park Conservancy or UrbanSpace.
Photo by Erin Kestenbaum
Super Free Monday at the PIT
Every Monday night, check out the PIT's triple A house team improvisers hammer out their brand of long-form improvisation. Come see this show, because what happens tonight will never, ever happen again.
8 shows, all absolutely free. Holy house teams, Batman! It’s SUPER FREE MONDAY!
YOU. WILL. BE. MOVED.
Trivia Tuesdays at Belgian Beer Cafe NoMad
Bring all your smart, pop culture savvy friends to BBC for a quiz night hosted by TriviaNYC. Each week features an "on this day in history" round, a rapid-fire "name threes" round, the best-curated audio round in the city, and tons of prizes.
No cover. Teams of up to 6 players allowed. Starts at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, click here.
Life in HD: A Conversation With Lisa Genova at Baruch Performing Arts Center
The Huntington's Disease Society of America will hold a benefit in the Engelman Recital Hall on May 27th at 7:00 p.m. entitled "Life in HD: A Conversation With Lisa Genova" hosted by Emmy Award winning CBS Sports anchor Allie LaForce (We Need to Talk, NCAA Basketball). Ms. LaForce will interview Lisa Genova, the NY Times Best Selling Author of "Inside the O'Briens" and "Still Alice," and will feature musical guest Marc Scibilia. Tickets include complimentary drinks, light refreshments, and a post show meet & greet with the artists. Tickets are $50, with $40 being tax-deductible. The Engelman Recital Hall is at 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues). Tickets can be purchased by visiting hdsa.org/lifeinhd or calling (212) 242-1968, ext. 214.
Flatiron District Safety & Security Speaker Series with Captain Brendan Timoney
Please join the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District on Friday, May 29th at 8:30 a.m. to welcome Captain Brendan Timoney, Commanding Officer of the NYPD's 13th Precinct to the Flatiron District for the BID's Spring Speaker Series on district safety and security.
Captain Brendan Timoney started as the 13th Precinct’s Commanding Officer on March 6th. He joined the NYPD in 1998, starting in patrol at the 52nd Precinct in the Bronx. Timoney, whose father and uncle were also in the NYPD, has since worked in other Bronx precincts, at the Midtown North Precinct as a Sergeant and in a unit that addresses quality-of-life issues. In 2011, he was promoted to Captain and transferred to the 9th Precinct, where he served as Executive Officer until 2013. He then served as the Commanding Officer of the 1st Precinct until this March.
The event will be held at 950 Broadway, corner of 23rd Street.
RSVP via the link above or by calling (212) 741-2323.
Friday Night Dinner at Natural Gourmet Institute
Each Friday night, NGI is transformed into an intimate dining room, where the Chef’s Training Program students and instructors prepare a three-course vegetarian (optionally vegan) Friday Night Dinner that is innovative, delicious and beautifully presented.
Dinners are $45, prix-fixe and BYOB. 10% of proceeds from all May dinners will go to Food Tank, a non-profit dedicated to building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters.
Click here to make a reservation.
Seven Stars Night at Baruch Performing Arts Center
On Saturday, May 30th at 5:30 p.m., B.M.G. Win Brothers, and the Eagle Video Group present "Seven Stars Night," an evening of Burmese pop music featuring Mi Sandi, Nanda Sai, Thiri Swe, Bunny Phyoe, Sai Sai Kham Leng, and Snare (a hip-hop duo). The concert will be in Mason Hall, 17 Lexington Avenue (enter on 23rd Street). For tickets call Thomas Win at (914) 319-2080 or Eric Win at (781) 799-9858. Tickets are $45 (pearl), $55 (platinum), and a limited VIP rate (contact the Win Brothers for information on VIP price and what it includes). Tickets will be $15 more at the door.
The New York Piano Society at Baruch Performing Arts Center
The New York Piano Society will produce their final concert of the spring season on Saturday, May 30th at 7:30 p.m. in the Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues). A truly exciting program performed by their terrific pianists, who are professionals in fields other than music. Guest Artists to be announced. There will be a post concert reception. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $20. The New York Piano Society is a 501 (c)(3) registered tax deductible non-profit.
TheRUN at Athleta Flatiron
TheRUN will be at the Athleta Flatiron store at 126 Fifth Avenue from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to offer information about the studio and also taking sign-ups for their Shaper Class* being held at The Run and Athleta Flatiron on June 6th. *The Shaper is a 45 minute class composed of 30 minutes of running intervals and 15 minutes of form drills, stretches and toning exercises on the treadmill. This is a great class if you are fairly new to running, want to become a better runner or are a fitness enthusiast.