I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, June 5, 2023

More Theater Monday - Steel Pier

We were given complimentary tickets to Steel Pier for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Steel Pier

Where: Surflight Theatre
             201 Engleside Ave.
              Beach Haven, NJ

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and Up

When: Through June 17, 2023

Steel Pier is one of Kander and Ebb's lesser-known shows. Although it was nominated for ten Tony Awards, it did not win any. It did not last long on Broadway either nor is it often produced. However, that does not mean there is nothing worthwhile about this show. It has a unique and interesting story that revolves around the world of marathon dance competitions although that does not mean that there are not parts of the story that leave you wanting to know more than is actually revealed within the plot. It has some nice Kander and Ebb songs including the catchy title number and fun number called Wet. It has some incredible dancing, at least the current production of the show at Surflight Theater does. 

In fact, there is a lot to like about Surflight's production of the show. Aside from great dancing, there are some really great performances including those of Alison Nusbaum as the worldly Shelby Stevens, Ben Halperin as the naive Happy McGuire, Alexandra Brown as the ambitious Precious McGuire, and especially Deanna Doyle as the trusting Rita Racine. Their singing voices are mostly nice as well.  In fact, from the moment you walk in and see signs related to the show located on both sides of the theater, you will be totally immersed in this production.

And that's our view. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit surflighttheatre.csstix.com/event 

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Sunday Scoop Week of 6/4/23 What's Happening This Week and More

A) Extended Run

1) Fat Ham

B) New Cast Members

2) Titanique

C) What Else is Happening This Week and More

3) The 5th Annual Rogue Theater Festival

4) Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater Habit Formed Season Preview

5) BroadwayCon to Host World Premiere of Screening of Between the Lines & Talkback

6) Brooklyn Children's Museum Celebrates Pride

7) Catapult Opera Releases Digital Opera Short "Swann" from Tamar-Kali

8) The Chain's Summer One-Act Festival
6/8 - 6/25

9) Cherry Orchard Festival Presents Polina Osetinskaya
at 92NY 6/10

10) Crossroads Theatre Company Presents I Got Life: The Music of Nina Simone
6/10 & 6/11

11) The Downtown Urban Arts Festival
6/7 - 6/24

12) The GAAGA, a New Site-Specific Phantasmagoria
Streaming 6/8 - 6/18

13) Lizard Boy Rush & Student Tickets

14) Seth Bisen Hersh Presents Maury Yeston Cabaret
at Don't Tell Mama 6/8

15) State Theatre New Jersey Upcoming Shows & Events

16) Sofitel Philadelphia Celebrates Pride

17) Songbook Sunday at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy Club

18) South Street Seaport Museum Celebrates Pride

19) YYDC Presents the World Premiere of Nowhere
6/8 - 6/10

A) Extended Run

1) Fat Ham

Juicy is a queer, Southern college kid, already grappling with some serious questions of identity, when the ghost of his father shows up in their backyard, demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. But here’s the rub! Revenge doesn’t come easy to Juicy, a sensitive and self-aware young Black man in search of his own happiness and liberation. From an uproarious family cookout emerges a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy.

American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42 St.) 
Now running through 7/2

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit FatHamBroadway.com

B) New Cast Members

2) Titanique

On June 6, 2023:
Nicole Parker joins cast as Celine Dion
Lindsay Heather Pearce joins cast as Rose
Michael Williams as Jack 
Anthony Murphy as Victor Garber
Brandon Contreras as Cal

When the music of Céline Dion makes sweet Canadianlove with the eleven-time Oscar®-winning film Titanic, you get Titanique,a musical celebration that turns one of the greatest love stories of all timeinto a hysterical and joyful slay-fest. Want to find out what reallyhappened to Jack and Rose on that fateful night? Just leave it to Céline Dionto casually hijack a Titanic Museum tour and enchant the audience with hertotally wild take, recharting the course of Titanic’s beloved momentsand characters with her iconic song catalog. A one-of-a-kind musical voyagebursting with nostalgia, hilarity and heart, Titanique featurespowerhouse voices in show-stopping performances of such hits as “My Heart WillGo On,” “All By Myself”, and “To Love You More,” backed by the unparalleledenergy of a full live band.

Daryl Roth (101 East 15th St.)
Running Through 1/7

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.titaniquemusical.com.

C) What Else is Happening This Week and More

3) 5th Annual Rogue Theater Festival

Rogue Theater Festival is back once again making waves for emerging playwrights. This year on June 6th-18th, they’re presenting over twenty, brand new, one act shows at Theatre Row in New York City and on ShowTix4U. Rogue is staying true to its name by choosing to not only present mostly full length shows, but to also extend its festival an entire week because of the massive amazing new work submissions that flooded its inbox this year. In its five years of supporting emerging artists and presenting their work, Rogue has been able to share over 150 new shows and work with over 500 artists in New York City and around the globe. Uniquely Rogue, some of those shows have taken place entirely virtually with playwrights submitting work from across the country and across the pond to be viewed throughout the entire run of the festival. 

The lineup for Rogue this year includes new plays, musicals, staged readings, and an entire second week labeled Rogue Theater Festival: Encores! This second week will feature artists that have worked with Rogue in the past, and end by presenting the play “Senseless” by Wayne L. Firestone, which has been developed over his years of participating in the festival. Rogue Theater Festival and Rogue Theater Festival: Encores! will be running at Theatre Row June 6th-18th, 2023 and will premiere eleven brand new shows. You can catch the other eleven brand new shows streaming on ShowTix4U during that same time frame. Tickets will be on sale May 22nd and available for purchase online or by phone. Check out the schedule for our twenty two brand new shows below. For more information go to www.roguetheaterfestival.com


Photo by Christopher Duggan
4) Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre
Habit Formed Season Preview
June 10, 2023

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces a preview of their developing work Habit Formed as part of its 23rd Annual Performance Season on June 10, 2023 at NYU Studios, 11 Second Avenue, NYC at 6pm & 7:30pm. The 7:30pm performance will be followed by a reception. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit amandaselwyndance.org/habit-formed-season-preview.

Habit Formed explores how habits are created and broken in our lives. These habits can manifest strength, ease, and freedom, and also create limits, boundaries, and affliction. Repeated group motifs and mounting physical structures (cages, boulders, netting) will embody the ways in which we, as humans, are habit forming creatures. Through Selwyn’s playful, athletic, and sensuous movement vocabulary, the habits will be unpacked. The ultimate journey of the work will tell a story of discernment, unpacking how we can be empowered by our habits and not impaired by them. 

The performance will include Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre’s company of 11 dancers, costume and scenic design by Anna-Alisa Belous, lighting design by Dan Ozminkowski, and sound design by Joel Wilhelmi.







Saturday, July 22, 2023, 11:15 AM 

BroadwayCon 2023 will host the world premiere screening of the live capture of BETWEEN THE LINES: A New Musical, followed by a talkback featuring writer Jodi Picoult, Arielle Jacobs (Delilah), and other cast and creative team members, moderated by SJ Arnegger (iHeartRadio Broadway). The screening and talkback will take place Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 11:15 AM and is open to all BroadwayCon ticket holders. Tickets for BroadwayCon 2023 are on sale now at BroadwayCon.com.

For more information, please visit www.BroadwayCon.com.


2022 Brooklyn Pride Parade | Photo Credit: Winston Williams 

6) Brooklyn Children’s Museum

to Celebrate Pride Month

Activities include Drag Story Hours, rainbow crowns and mural-making, and marching in Brooklyn’s Pride Parade

Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) invites children and caregivers to commemorate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with art-making, storytelling, and festive fun that celebrates everyone’s uniqueness. 

Share Your Pride!

Drop by the Museum to make a rainbow crown and contribute to the Museum’s collaborative mural about what Pride means to you. Leave with information for how your family can march with BCM at this year’s Brooklyn Pride Parade.

Thursday, May 25 @ 2:30PM – 4:30PM (Amazon Free Hours)

Thursday, June 8 @ 2:30PM – 4:30PM (Amazon Free Hours)

Drag Story Hour

Drag Story Hour is back at BCM! Join the Museum for an interactive art and story time program that celebrates the uniqueness of all kids and families.

Thursday, May 25 @ 3PM – 4PM (Amazon Free Hours)

Thursday, June 8 @ 3PM – 4PM (Amazon Free Hours)

Brooklyn Pride

Join BCM at this year’s Brooklyn Pride Festival and Parade. BCM will have a booth where attendees can make a rainbow crown to wear and a sign to show off. Afterwards, march with BCM in the parade! For more information, visit: https://brooklynpride.org

Saturday, June 10 @ 10AM – 5PM (Festival) and @ 7PM (Parade)

For more information, visit: https://www.brooklynkids.org.








Catapult Opera announced today that they have commissioned a new opera digital short entitled SWANN from multi-hyphenate artist, Tamar-kali. The piece features composition and a concept by Tamar-kali, a libretto by Carl Hancock Rux, and direction from James Blaszko. To watch, visit https://www.catapultopera.org/swann.


8) Chain Theatre's

Summer One Act Festival 

Highlighting a verifiable curated "mix-tape" of emerging and established artists

Summer One Act Festival

A Curated Showcase 

Highlighting Emerging and Established Artists

June 8 - 25, 2023


The critically-acclaimed Chain Theatre (including last summer’s NY Times Critic's Pick macbitches) is pleased to announce the 2023 Summer One Act Festival. The festival takes place June 8th - June 25th, 2023 with over 40 plays at Chain Theatre (312 W. 36th Street, 3rd and 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Tickets begin at $22 and are now available online at www.ChainTheatre.org. $25 tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater a half hour prior to the performance. 

Running Time: 70-120 minutes depending on the program. Check www.ChainTheatre.org for full schedules and running time. No late seating. 


9) Cherry Orchard Festival presents
Polina Osetinskaya, 
Piano:Baroque Masterpieces 
from The Greatest Films of All Time
At 92NY

The 2023 Cherry Orchard Festival, running from June – July 2023 across the nation, presents Polina Osetinskaya at 92NY on June 10, 2023 at 8pm at 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128. As part of her North American tour, Osetinskaya will perform some of the most enduring musical masterpieces in history featured in some of the world’s greatest films. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.92ny.org/event/polina-osetinskaya-piano.
Polina Osetinskaya makes a triumphant solo return to the United States, after a critically acclaimed appearance at Carnegie Hall with Maxim Vengerov in October 2022. With her signature virtuosity, Osetinskaya brings to life seminal works by Bach, Handel and Rameau, from epic films such as Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather,” Anthony Minghella’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon,” and others. The dramatic qualities of the music, which had once enhanced the pivotal moments in these great films, are now distilled by Osetinskaya into a thoughtful and engaging live program.
As a firebrand activist, Osetinskaya’s outspoken opposition of Putin’s regime manifests both on and off the recital stage. Just last month, her Shostakovich recital was raided twice by Moscow police, but Osetinskaya and her fellow musicians and audience members persisted to see the program through. Elsewhere, she has been vocal about her anti-war stance while remaining in Moscow, and has faced cancellation of her concerts in all state and government concert halls.


10) Crossroads Spring  

Festival Wraps Up With

I Got Life: The Music of Nina Simone 

June 10-11

11 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

The two-day production pairs legends of jazz and soul music to celebrate an iconic artist. More than a concert, "I Got Life" is an event that explores the powerful music and empowering messages of Nina Simone. The presentation moves through four aspects of Ms. Simone's songbook: Quest, Passion, Fury, and Hope. Vocalist Carol Riddick and bassist Gerald Veasley lead an ensemble that re-images Nina Simone's work with inventive energy. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit





DOWNTOWN URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL (DUAF), is in its 21st season of presenting new works spotlighting contemporary urban culture. It begins on Wednesday, June 7th when Tony Award Winner Savion Glover and Tony Award and Grammy Award Nominee Reg E. Gaines come together for a conversation about theater and their Tony Winning Bring in da Noise Bring in da Funk musical. The annual multi-disciplinary arts event held each spring at renowned New York venues presents groundbreaking performances and storytelling from America’s burgeoning multicultural landscape, sharing stories that interpret our history and current times. The festival will present 16 plays (nine shorts and seven one-acts.) The festival runs Wednesday, June 7th – Saturday, June 24th at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 42nd Street). Tickets are now on sale, and further information is available at duafnyc.com




Live, Online June 8-18

 Arlekin Players Theatre & (zero-G) Virtual Theater Lab, an award-winning, artist-driven theater company helmed by Ukrainian-born artistic director Igor Golyak, today announces the US Premiere of THE GAAGA, a new site specific phantasmagoria written and directed by celebrated Ukrainian playwright and director Sasha Denisova. THE GAAGA will be presented at the abandoned Beat Brew Hall restaurant in Harvard Square, converted into a bomb shelter. The production is co-directed by Igor Golyak who is designing the virtual elements which will stream worldwide June 8-18.

Developed through first-person interviews with refugees and officials, and inspired by world events, THE GAAGA is a darkly funny, haunting and fantastical trip through the consequences of war. Set in a bomb shelter, a Ukrainian girl dreams Vladimir Putin and his cronies into a courtroom and tries them for crimes of war. The playwright and director, Sasha Denisova, a widely celebrated theater maker from Ukraine, fled Moscow in the first days of war and has been living as a refugee in Poland, where she interviewed refugees, officials and studies publicly available materials to create THE GAAGA

June 8 - Performance 7:30pm 

June 9 - Performance 8:00pm 

June 10 - Performances 3:00pm 

June 11 - Performance 2:00pm 


June 15 - Performance 7:30pm 

June 16 - Performance 8:00 

June 17 - Performances 3:00pm & 8:00pm 

June 18 - Performance 2:00pm

Tickets & Info: www.arlekinplayers.com


13) Rush & Student Ticketing

Announced For 

Prospect Theater Company's 
New York Premiere
The Award-Winning New Musical


Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director; Melissa Huber, Managing Director) recently announced rush tickets and student pricing for the New York premiere of the award-winning new indie-rock musical Lizard Boy, which began performances tomorrow, Thursday, June 1st at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), ahead of an opening night set for Wednesday, June 14.

Rush tickets, priced at $32.50, are available 1-hour before curtain, in-person at the Theatre Row box office. Limit 2 tickets per individual purchaser. The student rush price is $27.50, with valid student ID required. (Both prices include a $2.50 restoration fee.)

Performances are June 1 – July 1, 2023 on the following performance schedule:
Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:30pmSaturdays at 3pm and 7:30pm. 

Sunday performances are June 4 at 7:30p, June 11 at 3p, June 18 at 3p, and June 25 at 7:30p. 

On Friday, June 9 there is a special 5pm performance, and no 7:30p evening performance. 

Lizard Boy runs 90 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets, starting at $27.50 for “first look” performances, are now on sale, and can be purchased by visiting www.ProspectTheater.org/lizardboy or by calling the Theatre Row Box Office at 212-714-2442 x45 (https://bfany.org/theatre-row/). Theatre Row is located at 410 West 42nd Street. The Box Office is available by phone Monday – Friday from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

For more information, please visit ProspectTheater.org.


14) Seth Bisen-Hersh Will Present 

a Maury Yeston Cabaret 

at Don't Tell Mama 

on Thursday, June 8th

Award-winning off-Broadway composer/lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh (Love Quirks) will present a cabaret featuring the songs of Maury Yeston on Thursday, June 8th, 2023 at 7PM at renowned cabaret venue Don't Tell Mama.

The evening will be comprised of songs from Tony Award-winning Yeston’s musicals and recordings including Phantom, Nine, Titanic, Death Takes a Holiday, Grand Hotel and December Songs.  

The performers include Adriana Nocco, Alice Jeanette Lambert, Brian Childers, Cara Chesney, Diana Chandler, Eleanor Panico, Estelle Goodwin, Francesca Litterio, Halle Kaufax, Kaleb Sells, Michael I. Haber, Michaela Moore, Nikki Scamuffo, Nora Lyn Kennedy, Olivia DeFilippo, Rachel Mary Green, Rori Nogee and Sarah Thompson.

Don't Tell Mama is located at 343 W.46th St. The show has a $20 cover and 2 drink minimum, which is cash only.  Tickets can be reserved at: 


15) State Theatre New Jersey
Upcoming Shows & Events

15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

June 4, 2023 3:00 PM
Dave Mason
Endangered Species Tour

Dave Mason left Traffic in 1969 to pursue a solo career. He has penned over 100 songs, has three gold albums: Alone Together, Dave Mason, Mariposa De Oro, and platinum album Let It Flow, which contained the top 10 single “We Just Disagree.”

In addition to cranking out hits, Mason has performed on, or contributed to, a number of famous albums, including: The Rolling Stones’ Beggars Banquet, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, Paul McCartney and Wings’ Venus and Mars, and Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland where he is featured playing acoustic guitar in “All Along the Watchtower”...a favorite in Mason’s live shows!

A prolific artist in his own right, Mason has collaborated with an enviable list of the who’s who in the music industry: Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Delaney & Bonnie, Leon Russell, Ron Wood, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, and Jim Capaldi, just to name a few.

June 9 -11
Jesus Christ Superstar

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.

With lyrics and music by Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar®, and Tony®-winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes "I Don’t Know How to Love Him," "Gethsemane," and "Superstar."

For more information about this and other upcoming events at State Theatre New Jersey or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/events-tickets


16) Sofitel Philadelphia Celebrates Pride Month with Drag Tea, LGBT Flag Exhibit, Charity Fundraiser

* Sip tea or spill it in the presence of fabulous drag queens during Drag Tea
* Sofitel Banquet to Donate Money from Select Menu Items to Mazzoni
* Sofitel Lobby Converted to Pride Hall of Flags for Month of June

Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square, part of AccorHotels, presents a month-long celebration for June as Philadelphia Gay Pride Month. The Sofitel Philadelphia will raise a giant Philadelphia-version of the Gay Pride Flag to hang proudly outside the hotel on 17th Street. Inside, neighbors, guests and visitors are invited to visit the Hall of LGBTQ Flags Exhibition featuring six individual LGBTQ flags flying high above the lobby to celebrate the diversity of the local and hotel LGBTQ community. The flag ceremony is Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 2:15pm. The raising of the flags coincides with a month-long benefit to support the Mazzoni Center. Back and bigger than ever, Sofitel Philadelphia and Brittany Lynn’s Drag Mafia Present Sofitel's Pride Drag Tea featuring the Sofitel famous tea-service with an entertaining and drag twist. This year look for performances EVERY single weekend, including June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2023.  A portion of proceeds from the Drag Tea will go to support Mazzoni Center. Sofitel is located at 120 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia in the heart of Rittenhouse Square. For information about events at Sofitel Philadelphia, visit Sofitel Philadelphia on Facebook. For booking a stay during Pride Month, call (215) 569-8300 or visit https://www.sofitel-philadelphia.com/.

17) Songbook Sundays 


Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club 

hosted by Deborah Grace Winer 



 Karrin Allyson, Aisha de Haas, Tyreek McDole


Sunday, June 11th, 5 PM & 7:30 PM 

Songbook Sundays, created and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer celebrating the American Songbook will continue at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s with SAVIN’ MY LOVE FOR FATS WALLER on Sunday, June 11th at 5 PM and 7:30 PM at Dizzy’s Club.  

Savin’ My Love for Fats Waller gets the joint jumpin’ with the songs of the legendary stride pianist, composer and singer, Fats Waller, as Jazz at Lincoln Center American Songbook kicks off June at Dizzy’s Club.  This Songbook Sundays raises the roof with Waller classics like Honeysuckle RoseAin’t Misbehavin’I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a LetterBlack and Blue and more.

Hosted and curated by leading American Songbook expert Deborah Grace Winer, the set features two powerhouse jazz divas: five-time Grammy award nominee Karrin Allyson, and stellar Broadway, club and concert artist Aisha de Haas, with JALC rising star Tyreek McDole.

To reach Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, enter at Columbus Circle at 60th Street and Broadway, take the Jazz elevators to the 5th floor for Dizzy’s Club as well as The Rose Theater and The Appel Room.

Tickets for Songbook Sundays are $30/40, with student tickets available at $25.  There is a $21 food/drink minimum.

To purchase, visit: Jazz.org/dizzys


18) South Street Seaport Museum Celebrates Pride!

Queer History: Songs of the Waterfront
Free Film screening of Walk With Me
Knickerbocker Sailing Association’s 
21st-annual Floating Parade

South Street Seaport Museum announces unique programming in June, curated in honor of Pride Month.

Queer History: Songs of the Waterfront, Free
Queer History: Songs of the Waterfront kicks off LGBTQ+ Pride Month at the Seaport Museum! On June 2, at 6:30pm, on the second floor of Pier 17, The Ranzo Boys will explore queer narratives in maritime music. Through a mix of traditional and contemporary chanteys and ballads Lafayette Matthews and Jules Peiperl will sing engaging songs and share stories that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and its underrepresented connections to New York City’s waterfront. A complimentary beverage is included. For more information and to register for this free event, please visit seaportmuseum.org/queer-music.

Film Screening: Walk With Me, Free
The Museum will host a free screening of the film Walk With Me aboard Wavertree on June 7, at 7pm. The audience will follow the emotional journey of a young mother who leaves her husband to find her own footing in the world and stumbles into unexpected love with another woman. Walk With Me has won multiple awards at festivals worldwide and has enjoyed a successful digital release with Gravitas Ventures. Before the screening, the audience is invited to enjoy a live performance of some of the film’s 16 original songs written by Juno-nominated singer-songwriter Amanda Walther. A short Q&A will follow the screening, with leading lady Devin Dunne Cannon, writer and director Isabel del Rosal, and cast members Catrina Ganey and Nikki James. The runtime of the film is 1 hour and 50 minutes; it is not yet rated but has been deemed appropriate for audiences ages 16+. Advanced registration is encouraged but walk-ups will be accommodated as possible. Register at seaportmuseum.org/walk-with-me.

Vinyasa on a Vessel, Free
On June 11 at 8 and 9am, join the Seaport Museum for a free 60-minute vinyasa-based yoga practice on the deck of the historic tall ship Wavertree. Both sessions will have a special LGBTQ+ playlist in honor of Pride Month! Anyone ages 12 and up is invited to start your Sunday with a mindful and physical practice that is accessible and challenging for all levels, peppered with information about the vessel itself. Both classes are free, and advance registration is encouraged. If a class is at capacity at the time of registration, you are encouraged to try our in-person cancellation line, starting ten minutes before each class. Learn more at seaportmuseum.org/vinyasa.

Knickerbocker Sailing Association’s 21st Annual Floating Parade
On the Water, $15–$50
Cap the Seaport Museum’s Pride Month festivities by getting out on the water on June 24 at 1pm to join the LGBTQ+ sailing club Knickerbocker Sailing Association’s (KSA) 21st annual floating parade. Two of the Museum’s National Register-listed historic ships will join over 30 vessels for the sail, which means you can join part of the parade on the 1885 schooner Pioneer or the 1930 tugboat W.O. Decker. The fleet of 30+ vessels will feature sails designed by Gilbert Baker who created the first pride flag and was a member of KSA. The experienced crews will guide the vessels past New York’s iconic Lower Manhattan skyline and into New York Harbor to join the parade at the Statue of Liberty. Guests aboard Pioneer are invited to BYOB––whether it’s Bring-Your-Own-Brunch, -Beverage, or -Bottle of wine is up to you! Schooner sails make for a unique al fresco experience so feel free to bring along your favorite meal or snack. Advance registration is required, and tickets range from $15–$50. Register at seaportmuseum.org/rainbows.

From the Pier, Free
For those who prefer to enjoy the parade from shore, Pier 16 is the perfect viewing location–the procession of vessels is expected to sail past the Seaport Museum between 3-3:30pm. While on the Pier, you are invited to browse and support the Hester Street Fair, which will feature all queer-owned or -operated businesses. For more information about the Hester Street Fair, please visit hesterstreetfair.com.


Photo by Whitney Brown

19) YYDC
the World Premiere of
June 8-10, 2023

YYDC presents the world premiere of NOWHERE, the latest production by acclaimed Chinese American choreographer Yue Yin, on June 8-10, 2023 at Chelsea Factory, 547 W. 26th Street, NYC. Tickets are $35 ($15 for students) and are available at https://www.chelseafactory.org/yydc-nowhere.

NOWHERE, the latest production by acclaimed Chinese American choreographer Yue Yin, exists outside of any identifiable location or discernible moment in time. Evoking a state of uncertainty and a sense of disconnectedness from our tangible reality, the piece challenges us to embrace feelings of uncertainty and to explore new possibilities and new directions. NOWHERE, like the world we live in, exists at the edge of a new frontier. Infused with Yue’s stirring physicality and dynamic movement, NOWHERE takes us across boundaries on a journey of self-discovery and provides a communal transcendent experience. This world premiere production features original and live music by Alexandre Dai Castaing.

For more information, visit yydc.org.


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