New York Yiddish activities April-May 2019

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OUR EVENTS:

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Memorial Program
Friday 19 April at 1 PM
at the stone in Riverside Park
(83rd and 84th Streets)
Free and open to the public

Join us under the open skies as we conduct our annual program in memory of the fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and of all victims of the Holocaust. This year’s program will feature a keynote address by Avram Patt, Representative in the Vermont State House, and will be chaired by Marcel Kshensky.

Yiddish Third Seder
Tuesday 23 April at 6 PM
at the Montauk Club in Brooklyn
$70, reservations required

Join us as we read and sing our way through the Workmen’s Circle Yiddish hagode and enjoy an excellent meal and the hospitality of the historic Montauk Club.

Shane Baker is
Mitzi Manna in her First-Ever Final Farewell Tour
Monday 20 May at 6 PM
Queens Public Library–Forest Hills
108-19 71st Ave
Free and open to the public

The only Yiddish drag queen working today spills all the tea and sings rare gems as she tells the tragic tale of her search for love. From the stages of Montreal to Montevideo, and from the basements of Berlin to the Bronnix, Mitzi has proven an international sensation. See her act and you’ll understand why she has to keep traveling around!

Seder Reservations

Selected events from other organizations:

Yiddish Megile reading
Wednesday 20 March at 7 PM
Yiddish National Theatre-Folksbiene
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
Tickets here

Purim party! Yiddish reading of Megiles-Ester with music and dance party featuring Tsibele and Steve Weintraub.

Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshn
Sunday 24 March at 7 PM
Barbès
376 9th Street, Brooklyn 11215

Hear Klezkanada Artistic Director Michael Winograd and his crackerjack sidefolk cutting up klezmer style. Special guest: vocalist Daniella Rabanni.

Avrom Goldfaden and the Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater
Wednesday 27 March at 7 PM
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street
Reservations and information here

Celebrating the release of Alyssa Quint’s new book on the origins of modern Yiddish theater!

The Rock and the Star
Tuesday 2 April at 6:30 PM
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program Room
Free! For more information, click here

A new documentary in Portuguese with English subtitles on the story of the first Jewish colony in the Americas in Recife, Brazil, at the time of and after the Inquisition. 85 minutes.

And All The Days Were Purple
Tuesday 9 April at 7 PM
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street
Free! Reservations and information here

Celebrate the debut of composer Alex Weiser’s new album featuring settings of works by Yiddish poets from Anna Margolin to Avrom Sutzkever.

Yiddish Artists and Friends Model Seder
Thursday 11 April at 6:15 PM
Sutton Place Synagogue
For information write [email protected]

Pre-Passover Yiddish seder with many special guests!

Sholem Aleichem Family Yortsayt
Sunday 19 May at 8 PM
at Brotherhood Synagogue
28 Gramercy Park South
Free and open to the public

In his will, proclaimed one of the great ethical wills of all time, Sholem Aleichem instructed his heirs to gather each year on his yortsayt and to read from his very funniest stories. His heirs and descendants have observed the tradition for over 100 years now, and they always arrange a great lineup of readers to pay tribute to the most beloved Yiddish writer’s legacy.

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