8 AM – 10 PM
Soft Spin is a sound and sculptural installation designed for the Winter Garden, the iconic Lower Manhattan public atrium at the heart of Brookfield Place. The work features six large-scale fabric forms gracefully swirling overhead, emanating the sounds of intermittent voices in song. Playful tunes, curvaceous hemlines and sundrenched bursts of bright color invite viewers to look up and embrace the unexpected. In a bow to the Winter Garden’s 25-year history as a performing arts space, Soft Spin plays with notions of being in the spotlight, “on display,” or “playing a part.” The audio score fluctuates between individual and group voices singing show tunes in the shower, mirroring theatrical or operatic traditions of chorus and response in a polis—a public place—or the taking of turns in a children’s game.
A Musical Celebration of Poetry Month
1 :30 PM – 3 :30 PM
Join our hosts, spoken word artist Mahogany Browne and Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, with students from the Third Street Music School Settlement, to celebrate National Poetry Month and the excitement of spring in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, the spectacular glass atrium with views of Lower Manhattan and the Hudson River. The program will feature performances by Ms. Browne, known for her work as a writer, educator, activist and curator, and Ms. Chang, the first female named as the Poet Laureate of Brooklyn, with live poetry inspired by the city of New York from local area public school students, and live musical performances, including original compositions by Third Street students.
Performances are scheduled for one hour from 2pm–3pm. Join Poets House before and after the event for interactive poetry-making activities for kids and adults of all ages. Awaken an appreciation for music and poetry in your emerging literary artists on a fine spring day!
Be sure to come early and grab lunch at Hudson Eats before the performance!
Curated by Third Street Music School Settlement and Poets House.
The Saturday Morning Show
11 AM – 3 PM
We are rebooting this popular event for the spring! A variety showcase of live music, games, story time, puppetry, magic & more, followed by a movie the whole family can enjoy. Playtime for kids and parents!
11AM Mr. Marc and Mikey Palms
1PM Finding Nemo (G, 100mins)
Global Beat Festival
8 PM – 10 PM
Global Beat Festival explores music from around the world befitting the stunning acoustics of the magnificent glass-vaulted Winter Garden. Each night pairs two groups from different traditions for an unforgettable 3-day experience from May 7–9, 2015.
Thursday, May 7: The Libyans, Feedel Band
Friday, May 8: Niyaz, Emel Mathlouthi
Saturday, May 9: Flavia Coelho, Guayo Cedeño + Coco Bar
Curated by Live Sounds / Isabel Soffer.