"Ruah": A solo exhibit of Mike McManus
Jan
12
Feb 27

"Ruah": A solo exhibit of Mike McManus

“Ruah” is the breath of life, the Spirit that animates and awakens living beings. In this exhibition, Mike McManus seeks to understand God through a creative practice of personal worship and meditation. Supplementing traditional church and religious Christian practices, McManus works out the deep utterings and groanings of the spirit in a visual exercise of “speaking in tongues” and communing with God through his art-making.

Exhibition opens January 12, 2017, runs through February 27, 2017. Open daily 8:00 am - 9:00 pm. Opening reception: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

To RSVP for the opening reception and for more details, please visit the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/988673321276117/

An Evening With Poet Christian Wiman
Jan
28
8:00 pm20:00

An Evening With Poet Christian Wiman

The Center for Faith and Work (CFW) presents an evening with acclaimed poet Christian Wiman. The intermingling of calling and desire, the inhering of the self in our work, the catalyzing hunger of longing -- these tensions form the high-wire meditation that Wiman treads. Join Wiman as he investigate the ineffable essence of God's calling in our daily lives in his brand new work, presented for the very first time, commissioned under CFW's inaugural Artist Fellowship. Ticket includes a reception with drinks following the program.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://bit.ly/2k57y77

The Handel Festival Orchestra
Feb
7
8:00 pm20:00

The Handel Festival Orchestra

The Handel Festival Orchestra (HFO) is a New York City based orchestra dedicated to celebrating the beautiful and majestic sounds of the baroque and classical eras.

Valentine's Day Quartet Concert: "The Variation". Discover the intimacy of this beautiful form in a narrated performance.

For more information about the orchestra and the concert, please visit
http://www.thehandelfestivalorchestra.org/


BROKEN HEARTS: a concert for piano, quartet and actor
Dec
14
7:30 pm19:30

BROKEN HEARTS: a concert for piano, quartet and actor

The Elsewhere Ensemble presents an evening of storytelling through music and the spoken word. Experience Brahms through the lens of one man's personal journey in "Letter to Brahms." In "The Happy Prince," Oscar Wilde's beloved tale tells of the unlikely bond between a little swallow and a golden statue and how they open their eyes to the suffering in the city around them.

All concert proceeds will go to Restore NYC, an organization whose mission is to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well-being and independence of foreign national survivors.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://elsewhereensemble.bpt.me/

One Harmony Concert: Art as a Language for Diplomacy
Dec
12
6:30 pm18:30

One Harmony Concert: Art as a Language for Diplomacy

Classical violinist Hyung Joon Won embodies “art as a language of diplomacy” with his project One Harmony, a first ever combined classical orchestra of Koreans from both the North and the South peninsula. Hear Won perform and speak about his ongoing efforts to reinstate dialogue between the two Koreas through music.

Following the concert will be a panel discussion with the artist, joined by panelists: CEO / Founder of Newsdeeply Lara Setrakian, Author Jieun Baek and CEO / Founder of The Human Rights Network Elias Popa.

For tickets and more information, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-harmony-concert-art-as-a-language-for-diplomacy-tickets-29052919063

Advent church services
Nov
27
Jan 1

Advent church services

Redeemer Presbyterian Church will be holding special Advent services at all three of its locations, including the Redeemer West Side's services here at W83 Ministry Center.

Special service times include:

Christmas Eve, December 24: 5:00 pm
Christmas Day, December 25: 9:30 am, 11:30 am
New Year's Day, January 1 (Sunday): 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 5:00 pm

For a full schedule, please refer to http://www.redeemer.com/r/december_services_schedule.

"Home: Seen. Unseen.": Solo exhibit of Christopher Voss
Nov
1
Dec 18

"Home: Seen. Unseen.": Solo exhibit of Christopher Voss

Christopher Voss explores the perceptions and realities of how we define and experience home and belonging in his series, 'Home: Seen. Unseen." Through the layering and piecing together of fragmented images, Voss asks the viewer to consider the tensions that may exist between what we choose to remember and to forget, the narratives that stay with us, and the narratives we recall through an altered lens.

Exhibition opens November 1, runs through December 18. Open daiily 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Opening reception: Tuesday, November 1, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

To RSVP for the opening reception and for more details, please visit the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/180943339015300/

The Handel Festival Orchestra
Oct
25
8:00 pm20:00

The Handel Festival Orchestra

The Handel Festival Orchestra (HFO) is a New York City based orchestra dedicated to celebrating the beautiful and majestic sounds of the baroque and classical eras. The concert includes excerpts from Handel's Concerto Grosso op. 6, nos. 1-6 and Bach's Orchestral Suite no. 2, featuring flutist Steven Kim.

For more information about the orchestra and the concert, please visit
http://www.thehandelfestivalorchestra.org/

Civility in the Public Square: Nicholas Kristof, John Inazu & Tim Keller
Oct
24
7:30 pm19:30

Civility in the Public Square: Nicholas Kristof, John Inazu & Tim Keller

 

Join us for an evening with Nicholas Kristof (Pulitzer Prize winning NY Times editorialist), John Inazu (author of Confident Pluralism), and best-selling author and pastor Tim Keller (Redeemer Presbyterian Church) to discuss rediscovering civility and dignity in the public square.
Co-sponsored by
Redeemer West Side and The Center for Faith & Work

For tickets and more details: http://civilityinthepublicsquare.eventbrite.com/

New York Classical Players: Clara Meets Vivaldi
Oct
1
8:00 pm20:00

New York Classical Players: Clara Meets Vivaldi

The New York Classical Players’ seventh season kicks off with violinist Clara-Jumi Kang performing as soloist in a sparkling and refined interpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The program opens with Tchaikovsky’s iconic string sextet, Souvenir de Florence, in NYCP’s own transcription.

To RSVP and for more details, please visit http://www.nycpmusic.org/clara-meets-vivaldi/

Sep
28
6:30 pm18:30

@Sree's Social Media One Night Stand

Sree Sreenivasan, the newly-appointed Chief Digital Officer of NYC, will be teaching a social media workshop joined by other industry experts and guest speakers. Topics include best practices, how to cut through the noise using innovative tools and strategies, and tips and tricks for reinventing yourself and job searching. Admission includes one-on-one and small group consultations with "social media doctors".

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: bit.ly/onenight2016

Text as form: A drawing and writing workshop
Sep
26
7:00 pm19:00

Text as form: A drawing and writing workshop

Artist Harriet Finck leads a workshop inspired by her series of work, Kohelet, currently exhibiting at W83 Gallery. Participants will have the opportunity to study the writings of Ecclesiastes (or Kohelet) in a few different English translations, noting subtle differences and drawing meaning. Participants will then translate their findings into art-making, using text as form, employing a variety of mediums and experimenting on different surfaces. Those who wish to try writing in Hebrew will be encouraged.

Cost: $10 per person, includes materials.

To RSVP, please visit: http://text-as-form-w83.eventbrite.com

"The Four Loves": An Exploration through Song
Sep
14
7:30 pm19:30

"The Four Loves": An Exploration through Song

Inspired by C.S. Lewis' The Four Loves, this is an evening of original opera music exploring the different manifestations of Love through the lens of the Greek definitions: Storge, Eros, Philia, and Agape. This performance features the voices of professional opera singers Lindsey Anderson, Raymon Godfrey Geis, SeungHyeon Baek, Ying Jin, accompanied by pianist Derrick Goff.

Performance starts at 7:30 pm
$10 suggested donation at door

"Kohelet": The Visual Meditations of Harriet Finck
Sep
13
Oct 26

"Kohelet": The Visual Meditations of Harriet Finck

Harriet Finck's patient and deliberate process layers Hebrew and English text with repeated mark making to create works of meditation. In her series "Kohelet", Finck ponders the words of Ecclesiastes as she visually explores the cyclic nature of life, inviting us to consider the cycles we experience in our own lives.

Curated by Christina Young.

Exhibition opens September 13, runs through October 26.
Opening reception: Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

To RSVP for the opening reception and for more details, please visit the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1177897268920327/

Summer Chamber Music Intensive recital
Aug
27
2:00 pm14:00

Summer Chamber Music Intensive recital

Students from the 2016 Summer Chamber Music Intensive perform in a recital as a culmination and celebration of their program. These musicians will perform works by Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Reinecke, Kauffmann and more. Free and open to the public. Organized by pianist Eileen Buck.

Making Place: Open Mic
Aug
23
6:30 pm18:30

Making Place: Open Mic

W83 Gallery welcomes writers, poets, musicians, and artists to participate in the closing reception for our interactive art exhibit, Making Place. Please join us for an Open Mic evening (open to all ages!) and share stories and art inspired by your neighborhood and places of personal meaning in this city. If you have participated in Making Place virtually through social media or physically on our interactive map on display, we invite you to come and share the story behind your submission.

Each Open Mic presentation is limited to 5 minutes. Please sign up HERE.

Reception starts at 6:30 pm
Open Mic from 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Tent of meeting: An experiment in loving action for solo piano
Jul
28
7:00 pm19:00

Tent of meeting: An experiment in loving action for solo piano

A MICROSCOPE (pianist and composer Kris Wettstein) presents his new work 'Tent of Meeting', a structured improvisation that lasts 1-2 hours. Drawing on Kris' background in minimal piano music and gospel, as well as a yearlong study of clouds, the piece intends to create clouds of sound in which love can be palpably felt both in the dense vibrations, and in the silences.

Concert: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Reception: 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Suggested donation: $15 per person
Tickets available online and at the door.

For tickets and more information: https://tent_of_meeting.eventbrite.com

Jul
18
3:00 pm15:00

Small Business Clinic

Council Member Helen Rosenthal's office hosts a Small Business Clinic with the NYC Department of Small Business Services. The clinic will include workshops on lease negotiations, neighborhood best practices, and business violations. The Departments of Health, Environmental Protection, and Sanitation as well as pro bono business attorneys will be on hand to answer questions. 

For more details, please visit: http://bit.ly/29lIq4X

Prayer for Racial Reconciliation
Jul
14
7:00 pm19:00

Prayer for Racial Reconciliation

In light of recent events, Grace & Race of Redeemer Presbyterian Church hosts an evening of prayer for healing and an end to the violence stemming from racism in our country. The evening will include worship and prayer for God to move our nation, our city, our church, and us as individuals towards active racial reconciliation through the hope of the gospel.

For details and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/826680930764991/

Making Place: interactive art exhibit
Jun
20
Sep 4

Making Place: interactive art exhibit

A restaurant where we held a special celebration, a bench with our favorite view at the park, or the corner where we received an important phone call: these are all public places that can hold personal meaning. The collection of these special spots in a neighborhood is what can make places meaningful; to make a place for ourselves is both a physical and an emotional act.

W83 Gallery invites you to participate in Making Place, an interactive art project exhibiting the collective memories and places of meaning in our Upper West Side neighborhood. From now through August 25, we invite you to take pictures of places on the UWS special to you in terms of Change, Beauty, Joy, Love or Loss and label it with #MakingPlaceUWS on social media (Instagram, Twitter). Your images will be collectively displayed as part of this exhibition. Share as much or as little as you would like about the significance of the place. Please include the location's name and cross streets. A physical map will be on display for the duration of the exhibit, and we invite you to come by and mark the places tangibly as well.

Exhibit opens July 21, runs through September 4.
Closing reception: Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

For more details, please email W83.Gallery@redeemer.com

'Life After Life in Prison': Photographs by Sara Bennett
Jun
15
Jul 17

'Life After Life in Prison': Photographs by Sara Bennett

Life After Life in Prison introduces us to Carol, Evelyn, Keila and Tracy, who spent anywhere from 17-35 years in a New York State maximum security prison. They were photographed by Sara Bennett, a former criminal defense attorney, who wanted to give a face to “long-termers.” Bennett’s images offer a glimpse of the women’s dignity, patience and perseverance as they rebuild their lives in the face of societal hurdles.

This exhibition opens on June 15 with an opening reception. In conjunction with the opening, all four women will participate in a panel conversation.

6:30 - 7:30 pm: opening reception
7:30 - 8:30 pm: panel conversation

Exhibit runs June 15 through July 17, 2016.

Free and open to the public, but please RSVP here: https://life-after-life-in-prison.eventbrite.com

May
21
11:00 am11:00

Collage making and painting with Howard Lerner

Join us for a fun art class with The Paint Place, led by artist Howard Lerner. The artist takes participants through his technique of collage making and painting to create a take-home piece based on one of his works. No experience necessary and all materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own collage materials. Coffee and doughnuts will be served! 

For more details and to register for the class, please visit: http://bit.ly/1SCH6LM

May
4
Jun 12

'The Spirit Unveiled': Icons of Howard Lerner

Brooklyn-based artist Howard Lerner layers images that are drawn, painted, and cut up from old vinyl albums to create visual analogies for the viewer. His scenes are constructed from the fantastical and the ordinary, weaving together the ancestries of multiple cultures including dramatic narratives from Judeo-Christian scriptures. Lerner’s icons invite us to contemplate the connection between our everyday physical realities and the mysteries and wonders of things unseen.

Curated by Blake J. Ruehrwein, this exhibition opens on May 4 with a reception from 6:30 - 8:30 pm featuring music by accordion player Evan Perry-Giblin. The artist will be present at the reception to share about his work.

Exhibit runs May 4 through June 12, 2016.

Opening reception: Wednesday, May 4, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Details on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/616437558508722/

 

Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

'Hallowed Be Thy Name': Syrian Orthodox Easter Concert

Jason Hamacher and The Syriac Orthodox Church of the United States, in partnership with W83, invite you to a performance of Ancient Syriac hymns to celebrate Orthodox Holy Week, from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. These hymns will be sung in Syriac, a language derived from Aramaic.

This performance also marks the closing reception for “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” Jason Hamacher’s photography exhibition of ancient church sites in pre-civil war Syria. Hamacher will share about his work documenting the sights and sounds of Syria. For more information about Jason Hamacher and his work, please visit http://lostorigins.com/

Tickets are $12 advance sale, $15 at the door, plus processing fees. Proceeds will go to the St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee (EPDC), which directly supports Christian communities still residing in Syria.

For tickets and more details, please visit: https://syriac-choir.eventbrite.com

 

Mar
15
May 1

'Hallowed Be Thy Name': Jason Hamacher

Hallowed Be Thy Name depicts Jason Hamacher’s first two trips to Syria in 2006 and 2007, and highlights Syria’s endangered Christian communities through its documentation of important historical sites that have since been damaged or destroyed in the Syrian civil war. Seeing these beautiful traditions, places and communities that were formative in the Early Church’s flourishing helps to contextualize the anger, fear and frustration felt by the displaced and persecuted, and serves as a reminder to the sanctity of life and faith.

Curated by Christina Young

Exhibit runs March 15 through May 1, 2016.
On view daily from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Opening reception: Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Details on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/543447575837658/

Feb
9
Mar 10

'Desserted': Jessica Olah

Physical nourishment is not the sole purpose of eating: we often eat to connect with, celebrate, comfort, or even avoid our feelings. Desserts, specifically, are a conflicting category of food. They get a bad rap for health reasons, but are ubiquitous at social gatherings as gifts and treats. In this ongong body of work, Jessica Olah explores what food means to us in the emotional, mental, and social parts of our being while working out her own relationship with dessert and the idea of "missing out".

Curated by Christina Young

Exhibit runs February 9 through March 6, 2016. NOTE: Exhibit extended through March 10.
On view daily from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

The opening reception coincides with Fat Tuesday and the start of Lent, with plenty of sweet treats to be served!

Opening reception: Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Details on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/824851444307513/