We’re excited to announce the calendar of Special Events for the second annual Yiddish New York, which is being held from Saturday, December 24 – Thursday, December 29, with pre-festival events starting on Thursday, December 8. Special events include dance parties, concerts, lectures, historical neighborhood walking tours and more!
This year’s events feature a host of leading performers of Yiddish Arts, including Grammy-winning trumpeter Frank London (The Klezmatics); acclaimed Montreal rapper Socalled; Smithsonian Folkways recording artists The Brothers Nazaroff which features Daniel Kahn (Berlin), Psoy Korolenko (Moscow), Bob Cohen (Budapest) and Jake Shulman-Ment (Brooklyn); ECM recording artist Judith Berkson; internationally celebrated cantor Jack Mendelson; two projects of guitarist/singer Jeremiah Lockwood – his acclaimed ensemble The Sway Machinery, and the Book of J, a new collaboration with singer Jewlia Eisenberg; NEA National Heritage Fellow/percussionist Elaine Hoffman Watts and her daughter Susan Hoffman Watts; renowned Yiddish singer Zhenya Lopatnik – a new transplant to New York from Kharkiv, Ukraine; and acclaimed clarinetist Michael Winograd. The centerpiece event will be the Adrienne Cooper Memorial Dreaming in Yiddish Concert, which will be held at 8pm Sunday evening December 25 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Place). This year’s Dreaming in Yiddish Concert will honor poet Irena Klepfisz.
Admission to events is included with registration for 6-day pass holders. Tickets will go on sale soon for individual concerts. To see the calendar click here.
For information on YNY’s Daytime Programs at 14th Street Y click here.