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Lobby Stage

May 2024

Join us for an ongoing series of free entertainment and family programming on the Vartan and Clare Gregorian Stage in the PAC NYC lobby. Check the schedule below for times and details. Performances on our Lobby Stage are free and open to the public.

Header: Hervé Coeur / Annie O Presents at PAC NYC
Photo: Mariana Catalina

Fri, May 3

Adrianna Mateo – 5:45pm & 7:00pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Spotlight

Adrianna Mateo is a solo violinist, pop singer-songwriter, and actress known for her depth, nuance, and appeal to both commercial and classical audiences. Called a “rising artist” by The New York Times and frequently recognized on NYC streets, Adrianna has performed as a soloist at a sold-out Carnegie Hall, opened solo for Alicia Keys, concertmastered on Broadway, sung her songs for more than 40,000 people at MCU Park, and acted onstage at the Metropolitan Opera and on camera in HBO’s Succession.

Sat, May 4

The Kingdom Dance Company – 2:30pm
Family Programming Series

Join The Kingdom Dance Company for an unforgettable interactive dance experience! In celebration of 50 years of hip-hop, we’re hosting a high-energy dance party that’s all about embracing the culture, music, and moves that have shaped generations. All levels are welcome, whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned dancer! Our Steppin’ into Hip-Hop series honors the rich history and heritage of hip-hop dance, from its roots in the 1970s Bronx to its global phenomenon today.

Sat, May 4

Mafalda Minnozzi – 7:00pm & 8:30pm
Annie O Presents at PAC NYC

With an ethereal voice that effortlessly bridges cultures and a touring career spanning three continents, Mafalda Minnozzi masterfully unites the rich tapestries of Italian, Brazilian, French, and American musical traditions. Her approach, both improvisational and marked by vocal virtuosity, draws from jazz to transcend the confines of genre and geography. Her latest show, Impronta Latina (“Latin Imprint”), embodies and conveys the essence of this distinct sound.

Thu, May 9

SANTOL33 – 5:30pm & 8:00pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Oscillate

SANTOL33, a dance-oriented project by Filipino multimedia artist, experience designer, and producer @_plygid_, weaves a fluid tapestry of reclaimed lost rhythms, blending hardgroove techno, electro, and resonant frequencies with diasporic influences and remnants of pre-colonial sounds.

Fri, May 10

The Harlem Chamber Players – 5:45pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Spotlight

The Harlem Chamber Players is an ethnically diverse collective of professional musicians dedicated to bringing high caliber, affordable, accessible live music to people in the Harlem community and beyond. Founded in 2008, The Harlem Chamber Players annually presents a rich season of formal live concerts, indoors, outdoors, and online. They also promote arts inclusion and equal access to the arts, bringing live music to underserved communities and promoting shared community arts and cultural
engagement.

Sat, May 11

Freestyle Fitness NYC – 2:30pm
Family Programming Series

Freestyle Fitness NYC presents The Playground, an improvised musical experience featuring BS, AirLoom Beats, and Lex Rush. Watch emcees BS and Lex Rush stretch their freestyle rap skills by attempting family friendly, crowd-fueled off-the-top rap challenges. Featuring instrumentals made on the spot by one-woman-house band AirLoom Beats. Pull up and be a part of the show. See you at The Playground!

Sat, May 11

Juliet Garrett and Friends – 7:00pm & 8:30pm
Annie O Presents at PAC NYC

Singer-songwriter Juliet Garrett’s music has been described as “a remedy for the soul.” Raised on a small island in New York State and currently based in Brooklyn, Juliet’s music blends influences from the seventies with a fresh, modern aesthetic. For fans of Regina Spektor, Joni Mitchell, and honest, classic songwriting, a night with Juliet is guaranteed to leave you feeling warm, uplifted, and a little more connected. Juliet is currently finishing her first album at G’s Louise in Kensington.

Wed, May 15

BMCC Live at PAC NYC: Storytelling Lives – 2:30pm
Civic Alliances Series

Storytelling Lives will feature performances by talented Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students and faculty, curated and hosted by Professor Brian Lorio. BMCC is proud to present free performances from their music, speech, communication, and theater arts departments each month on our Lobby Stage.

Thu, May 16

Quantreau – 5:30pm & 8:00pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Oscillate

Quantreau is a DJ, producer, and co-founder of the Fortune Signal record label. His DJ sets effortlessly straddle deep, soulful, ravey, broken beat, and bass-heavy sounds.

Photo: Max Mikulecky

Fri, May 17

Machiko Ozawa plays Tango – Duo with Pablo Cafici – 5:45pm & 7:00pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Spotlight

A formidable virtuoso violinist, Machiko Ozawa is internationally esteemed as an interpreter of the tango repertoire. This performance features her most recent project, a duo with the Argentinian pianist Pablo Cafici. They will perform works by Astor Piazzolla as well as a variety of traditional Argentine tangos and selections from her top seller album, “Mi Oblivion” The combination of violin and piano, interpreting the passionate and melodic tango classics, highlights this beautiful music in a dramatic and innovative way.

Sat, May 18

Eleanor and Dario – 2:30pm
Family Programming Series

When charismatic USA-Argentine duo Eleanor Dubinsky and Dario Acosta Teich perform together, they connect — to each other, to audiences, to diverse traditions that become surprisingly familiar, and to the deeper reaches of human emotion. Their joyful concerts of jazz, Latin, French and original songs invite audiences to travel the world while discovering underground tributaries that connect us in our shared human experience. As a bonus, Eleanor and Dario will write a brand new song with their PAC audience during the show!

Sat, May 18

Malou Beauvoir – 8:00pm
Annie O Presents at PAC NYC

Malou Beauvoir is a Haitian-American artist whose work reflects her global citizenship. Her music and social activism are deeply rooted in Haitian culture and spirituality. Her most recent album, Spiritwalker, blends traditional folk songs with original compositions that address contemporary issues such as politics, climate change, and human rights. Malou has donated her performances and support to the “Tibet Fund” Gala in NY, and other organizations who are working to make this world a better place.

Thu, May 23

B Hills – 5:30pm & 8:00pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Oscillate

B Hills – A Queens native whose diverse music selections reflect his eclectic upbringing in NYC. With roots embedded in dance music the goal is simple – creating intimate and enthralling experiences with rhythm, and groove as the medium. Selections for the evening will be a hypnotic blend of deep, jazzy, and soulful sounds.

Fri, May 24

Jason Brauer – 5:45pm & 7:00pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Spotlight

Composer, singer-songwriter, and virtuoso pianist Jason Brauer’s operas, ballets, and film scores balance heartfelt melodies with twisted grotesqueries, confronting suffering but striving to find hope anyway. This program, featuring soprano Mina Azad and cellist Sasha Ono, includes a preview of his upcoming opera The Infinite Lives of Frog and Scorpion, in which the famous fable characters find themselves trapped in a Sisyphean time loop.

Photo: Alice Zhang.

Wed, May 29

City School of the Arts, Joyful Performances and Presentations! – 2:30pm
Civic Alliances Series

City School of the Arts is Manhattan’s only public charter middle school for the arts. A core guiding principle of our work at CSA is to balance academic excellence and purposeful dedication with creative innovation and intrinsic joy. Students are encouraged to merge their expanding creative and technical skills with the cultivation of effective communication, teamwork, and organizational abilities. We invite you join us in celebrating the work of these talented ensembles.

Thu, May 30

Arjun – 5:30pm & 8:00pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Oscillate

Arjun is a vinyl DJ who spins rare and eclectic records from around the world. With his “World Percussive Groove” sound, Arjun seamlessly blends diverse rhythms, transcending borders with each spin. Whether he’s channeling the pulsating beats of Guadeloupe’s zouk or the enchanting rhythms of Cape Verde’s morna, Arjun’s sets aim to leave listeners with an expanded sonic understanding and a deeper connection to the diverse rhythms of the world.

Fri, May 31

Claire DeJean – 5:45pm & 7:00pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Spotlight

Claire DeJean is a New York City based actor, songwriter, and musician. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre program. Most recently, you can find her on FX’s p, but she got her start on NBC’s The Voice when she was 17. Between acting projects, Claire has a deep passion for music and looks forward to sharing her original music with the world soon.