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CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Cinderella Samba at Bennett Park

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnaval gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.
The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnaval festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnaval costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park

6th Annual Dominican Film Festival (July 25-30) Opening Night

The 6th Annual Dominican Festival in New York  will run from July 25th – 30th, 2017 and it’s gonna be bigger and better than ever before!  Somos mas que merengue y bachata, somos cinema!
Over the course of 6 days in July we’ll showcase the best in Dominican cinema to our New York City audiences.

The Dominican Film Festival in New York is delighted that it will open the 6th annual edition with the award-winning film
“CARPINTEROS”/ “WOODPECKERS”by the young and talented filmmaker José María Cabral.

View Trailer: https://youtu.be/0vBKTCXsnAU

Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic’s Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must defeat the distance that separates them by using a sign language created by the inmates in Najayo, called “Woodpecking”, enabling them to effectively communicate and develop personal and even intimate relationships without the knowledge of dozens of guards.


Word in the Heights (Teen Open Mic) at Word Up Bookshop

This is a teen open mic for spoken word artists, singers, rap artists, and others who want to share their voices and talents. This month features a special guest poet and teacher, Taino Brigs. Sign up to perform or come and enjoy a night of performances and music, by youth, for youth. Hosted by “Word in the Heights” alum Jilly Jillz. Calling all teens:  Show off your best work at Word in the Heights!