Community Arts

A unique point of access for community-driven expression, healing, & togetherness!

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Upcoming Events

Community Halloween party flyer 28oct 4:00PM

Community Halloween Party

Welcoming All Families!

Drop in between 4-8pm to the Bernie Wohl Center to meet representatives of Goddard Riverside’s Community Arts and Beacon Programs at our season launch party where your family can have your faces painted, mingle with costumed actors from the Greenhouse Ensemble, learn how to make candy with humorous pastry chef Kristin Worrall, hear live music from Dan Cooper, witness a martial arts demo by Kensokukai Dojo, and participate in a mural and circus arts station in partnership with Arts Ignite!

Costumes are encouraged! Light Refreshments provided. Advance registration requested through Eventbrite.

A Covid-19 Health Screening is required to enter the facility. Masks are required in common areas unless eating/drinking.

If you have any questions about this event, contact communityarts@goddard.org or call 212-799-9400 x 4410.

4nov 7:30PM

AGM Theater Company: Fire Can’t Kill A Soul

by Eureka Lewis, staged reading directed by Janet Mitchell

Without a will in place, the youngest of four sisters unexpectedly dies leaving behind a young daughter. Each sibling feels they’d be the obvious choice to raise their now orphaned niece . . . Let the Sparks Fly and The Loving Games Begin! AGM Theater Company remains committed to “Telling Our Stories” and celebrating the magnificent history and culture of African Americans. AGM provides opportunities for women of color in the entertainment industry to develop professional experience and brings professional theater to underserved communities.

Friday November 4, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Saturday November 5, 2022 @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday November 6, 2022 @ 3:00pm

Tickets 25$ Seniors $20
Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling the AGM Box Office (917) 268-2590 and paid with cash at the door. 
Call CA Office 212.799.9400 x 4405 or 4410 to Inquire about $0 House Tickets for those in need of financial assistance.

How to stay safe in nyc flyer 16nov 7:00PM

How to Stay Safe in NYC – Crime and Victim Prevention Workshop 

The Community Arts Program hosts helpful resources, tips, a demonstration and open forum on community safety and violence prevention led by local Karate Grandmaster Mega Suzuki Martinez. This event is suitable for families and children.

“At the Crime and Victim prevention workshop people will learn how to avoid becoming a victim of all kinds of crimes including getting robbed in the streets, the subway, in your car or at home. At this seminar we will cover what steps to take to avoid attracting predators. We will also cover how to spot predators and avoid interacting with them and what to say or what not to say, if confronted by one.”

Tickets: 10$ Suggested Donation
Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite and at the door with cash or card.

19nov 10:30AM

Mozart For Munchkins

Relaxed family concert and beginner music education!

Want to experience live music with your young children but don’t want to worry about being quiet and/or still? Bringing the best of classical, jazz, show tunes, and more to your doorstep, featuring prominent artists from Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway, and beyond. Each concert creates an engaging and interactive experience for the whole family.

15 FREE Adult Tickets Available to Community Members! 
Ticket Covers 1 Adult who may bring any number of kids 8 & under.   

SAT NOV 19, SAT DEC 10
10:30AM – 11:15AM

Register: Call or Leave a Message @ CA Office (212) 799-9400 x 4405, 4410 to Inquire. Please let us know your connection to Goddard Riverside and the number of adults and children who’d like to attend.

2dec 6:00PM

Introduction to Indian Dance

All Ages open Indian Dance (Bharatanatyam) Class by Uptown Artist-in-Residence Sloka Iyengar followed by a solo performance, with Indian crafts and food included.

This is event is suitable for families and people of all ages. The Open Class will be a space for Sloka to work with participants on dance steps, hand gestures, movements, and facial expressions. We will also have Indian crafts and food!

The solo performance will take place after the Open Dance session, where Sloka will perform Bharatanatyam pieces celebrating the joy and vibrancy inherent in the dance form.

Tickets: $15 Suggested Donation
Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite and at the door with cash or card.

10dec 7:00PM

Tyrone Birkett | Emancipation

A ‘freedom songs’ concert for cultural uplift & empowerment bringing together the best of jazz, R&B, soul, and the gospel music tradition.

The Community Arts program is proud to host the SONIC SANCTUARY Series; an in-depth presentation of the work of Artist-in-Residence Tyrone Birkett (Saxophone) and his Emancipation jazz ensemble. These cultural conversations include an artist led Q&A for attendees to connect the dots between the music and its context.

The concert is 90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite and at the door with cash or card.
General Admission: $25/Senior/Student: $22