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NYC-ARTS.org Top Picks, Week of June 20, 2011
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Savion Glover at the Joyce Theater
Tues, June 21– Sat, July 9

Since his days of Bring In da Noise, Bring in da Funk, the extraordinary Savion Glover, perhaps the most acclaimed tap artist of our time, has dazzled audiences with his trademark speed, sound and virtuosity.

Courtesy of Soho Think Tank

Ice Factory Festival at 3LD
Soho Think Tank
Wed, June 22–Sat, July 30

Soho Think Tank presents the 18th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory festival of new plays. Live music has a big role in most of the six premieres. The festival is held at the 3LD Art & Technology Center in Lower Manhattan.

Make Music New York on the Summer Solstice
Tues, June 21

For the fifth year running, Make Music New York is celebrating the arrival of summer with hundreds of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Courtesy of Madison Square Park

Madison Square Music: Oval Lawn Series
Madison Square Park
Wed, June 22–Wed, Aug 10

Madison Square Park hosts this free music series, which presents performers in an eclectic range of genres, including folk, country, bluegrass and jazz. Concerts take place rain or shine at 6 pm (for double bills) or 7 pm (for single acts) each Wednesday. The series begins this week with singer/songwriter Tift Merritt and her longtime band.

LUMEN 2011
Site of the National Lighthouse Museum
Sat, June 25

Taking place on the industrial waterfront of Staten Island, a two-minute walk from the ferry landing, the second annual free, outdoor LUMEN festival features video art, light projections and performance art by over 100 artists. The majority of the videos and light works are projected directly on the surface of warehouse walls.

Photo: Brian Stanton

Midsummer Night Swing
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Mon, June 27–Sat, July 16

Every summer, dance bands turn Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park into New York’s outdoor ballroom for pros and newcomers alike, with the electrifying sounds of swing, salsa, samba, tango and more. The festival starts Monday with LA-based swing band the Jonathan Stout Orchestra featuring vocalist Hilary Alexander

  • Maruta Friedler

    Thanks for reminding me about Savion Glover the Joyce. I have followed and watched his career since he was
    a very young protege ofthe great Gregory Hines. Also, I learned about the Madison Park outdoor music series.
    I

  • Rose Skerpac

    A beautiful remembrance has been brought back : the night his aunt & cousin Monica from Cal. & I saw what probably was his 1st Broadway performance at about 13 (?) in “The Tap Dance Kid” Treasure his autograph! And he is a treasure.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.