Holiday Open House & “The Wizard of Oz”
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Holiday Open House 12-4pm (FREE) & Screening of "The Wizard of Oz" with Lou Lumenick and Tiffany Vazquez from 4-7pm (TICKETED)
We're opening our doors to the community for a special holiday experience for all family members. The afternoon will kick-off with an inspirational holiday service followed by tours of the historic theatre, live music, a family holiday photo station, holiday shopping, and more! After the open house, we will screen “The Wizard of Oz” on NY’s only 50-foot single screen and new digital projector donated by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Holiday Open House
Screening of "The Wizard of Oz"
Tickets: $10 at the door and online
About Tiffany Vazquez: Tiffany joined TCM in May 2016, becoming the third host hired in the network's history. Born in Bronx, New York and raised in Queens, Vazquez holds two graduate degrees, one from Saint John's University in international communications and the other from New York University in cinema studies having interned at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In 2014 Vazquez entered and won TCM's 20th Anniversary Ultimate Fan Contest, flying to Atlanta to introduce a film of her choice on-air with Robert Osborne.
Plot summary: When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help.
Starring: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, and Margaret Hamilton. Directed by: Victor Fleming, Mervyn LeRoy, King Vidor, George Cukor, and Norman Taurog. 1939. 1 hour 52 minutes. In English with Spanish subtitles.
This screening is part of the “Reawaken Wonder at a Timeless Movie Palace” campaign to bring cinema-quality audio to the Palace to match the new DCP projector donated by Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda. Learn more at https://unitedpalace.org/events/843-reawaken-wonder-at-a-timeless-movie-palace.
Lobby Series: Annette A. Aguilar and StringBeans
Monday, November 7, 2016
Doors: 7:30pm; Show: 8pm
FREE but RSVP recommended
As part of the 11th annual Latin American Cultural Week, Annette A. Aguilar and StringBeans make a return trip to the Palace’s Grand Foyer. The band will play music in the Cuban and Brazilian tradition of Danzon, Son, Choro, and Samba. The quartet features Karen Joseph, flute; Chiemi Nakai, piano; Felicia de Sanctis, guitar; and Annette A. Aguilar, percussion.
The Lobby Series focuses primarily on Northern Manhattan artists in the intimate, yet spectacular, setting of the Palace foyer, which has seating for 100 guests. RSVP to reserve a seat.
Latin American Cultural Week is a program of Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded in 1984 to promote awareness of and appreciation for the cultures of Latin America by sponsoring and presenting multi-disciplinary performances and events to a broad audience of all ages, racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in the Tri-State area, in collaboration with local arts and culture organizations. Learn more about PAMAR at www.pamar.org. A full schedule of events is at www.lacw.net/.
New York Youth Symphony
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Doors: 4:30pm; Concert: 5pm
In keeping with New York Youth Symphony’s commitment to community engagement, the orchestra returns for its third annual free concert at United Palace, a warm up for its November 20 Season Opening Concert at Carnegie Hall.
The program includes:
- Viet Cuong: Neon (world premiere)
- Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, op. 90
- Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 26
- Ravel: La valse