Hebrew Home at Riverdale upcoming exhibit
BRONX TIMES R 74 EPORTER, MAY 10-16, 2019 BTR
Mariam Aslamazian (Armenian, 1907–2006), Collective Farm Abundance, 1962, oil on canvas,
34 x 54 inches, Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection, HHAR 3009.
Photo courtesy of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art
Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale
announces its latest exhibition, From the
Eastern Bloc to the Bronx: Early Acquisitions
from The Art Collection, on view in the Derfner
Judaica Museum from until August 25.
A reception and curator’s talk will be held
on Sunday, May 19, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the
Museum, located at 5901 Palisade Avenue.
This event is free and open to the public.
R.S.V.P. to (718) 581-1596 or art@hebrewhome.
org. Photo I.D. required for entry at
all times. The exhibition is part of the Derfner
Judaica Museum’s 10th Anniversary celebration,
which will include several events
and activities throughout the summer.
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Lehman College will host 50th Finale
Springfest, a community-wide celebration
featuring live music and cuisines from around
the world, from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May
14. The lineup of musical artists and acts at
Springfest covers a spectrum of genres and
styles, from well-known, established performers
to college-led ensembles. The three
headliners are Trinidadian-born soca artist
Lyrikal, DJ Self from Power 105.1FM and
VH1, and La Orquesta Jeryco, one of New
York City’s premier salsa bands.
Also scheduled to perform: Statik Vision
Rock Band, MC Vince Brady, DJ Phnx,
RHAMpage Step Team of Sigma Phi Rho
Fraternity, Lehman College Latin Jazz Ensemble,
Lehman College dance ensembles,
There will be a concession stand with
food for sale, along with free hot dogs, popcorn,
ice cream, and cotton candy provided
by the college. There will also be fun activities
for kids and families, including a bouncy
house and rock climbing wall.
Springfest attendees will have an opportunity
to learn more about Lehman programs
as well, with special tables set up for
Admissions, Continuing Education and Professional
Studies, Campus Life, Lehman
L.I.F.E., and Urban Male Leadership Program.
Lehman College’s 50th Finale Springfest
is among the many events happening
as part of Bronx Week 2019, the annual borough
wide celebration taking place May 10
through May 19. For more information visit:
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In just one month, on Sunday, June 2,
some of the biggest names in music join the
most iconic radio station in Hip Hop for the
hottest concert of the year: HOT 97 Summer
Jam. Produced by HOT 97 WQHT-FM,
#1 for Hip Hop, this year’s Summer Jam
performers include Grammy Award-winning
artist and Bronx native, Cardi B, rapper,
songwriter, and activist, Meek Mill, twotime
platinum selling Hip Hop group, Migos,
singer-producer, Tory Lanez, XXL Magazine
Freshmen alum, A Boogie, and more. Taking
place on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at MetLife
Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey,
Summer Jam is the event of the year where
historic moments are made and Hip Hop
music and culture are celebrated.
Additional performers include Rich the
Kid, Funk Flex & the Heavy Hitters, Davido,
Casanova, Melii, City Girls, Megan Thee
Stallion, and Kash Doll, as well as numerous
surprise guests, a staple element of Summer
Jam. Tickets are on sale now at hot97.com/
summerjam and all Ticketmaster platforms.
Trippie Redd kicks off the Festival Stage
at 4 p.m. alongside City Girls, Blueface,
Melii, Nicole Bus, and G4 Boyz. The Festival
Stage is the premier platform emerging
artists perform on during the Festival Village
experience before the Stadium show.
For the second year, emerging artists have
a chance to perform on the Festival Stage
by submitting their music via Facebook
Messenger in the WHO’S NEXT Destination
Summer Jam contest. The fi nalist will be
chosen at the end of May and will win the opportunity
to perform in front of thousands of
Hip Hop’s biggest fans at Summer Jam. For
more information on the contest visit hot97.
MetLife Stadium parking lots open at 2
p.m. The only way into the parking lots and
Festival Village is with your Summer Jam
ticket. For more information on Summer
Jam, including a chance to win tickets to the
concert at upcoming HOT 97 events across
the tri-state, visit hot97.com/summerjam.
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Lehman Center for the Performing
Arts and Goya Foods presents the spectacular,
multi-media live performance honoring
Michael Jackson, the greatest entertainer
of all time - Invincible: A Glorious Tribute To
Michael Jackson on Saturday, May 25, at 8
Back by popular demand, Invincible is
hailed as the Number One Michael Jackson
tribute show in the world. Producer Darrin
Ross searched all over the world to fi nd people
that could sing and dance like Michael
and worked closely with them to perfect this
vision of a one of a kind spectacular tribute
show that truly captures the essence of Michael
Invincible stars the very talented artists:
Jeffrey Perez (Singing Michael) and Pete
Carter (Dancing Michael) who bring back the
spirit and essence of seeing Michael Jackson
alive again on stage as the show follows
his amazing performing career from his boyhood
days with his brothers in the Jackson 5
to the heights of his solo act.
While masterfully performing the unique
dancing that Michael was so famous for, as
well as dance routines that Michael never had
the opportunity to bring to the national stage
(including the ones rehearsed for the HBO
special One Night Only, they will perform
such hits as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Thriller,”
“Smooth Criminal” and “Earth Song”. Also,
the audience will be introduced to tunes from
the Jackson 5 that never aired and/or were
never performed live. This is the # 1 Michael
Jackson Tribute show in the world!
Invincible is entertainment for all ages
and will also feature breathtaking visuals and
a live band with master percussionists and
singers. Created, produced and directed by
Bessie Award winner Darrin Ross with choreography
by longtime friend and Michael
Jackson choreographer Lavelle Smith Jr.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is
on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West. Tickets
for Invincible on Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m.
are $75*VIP, $45, $40, and $25 Children 12
and under: $10 for any seat, and can be purchased
by calling the Lehman Center box offi
ce at (718) 960-8833 or through online access
at www.LehmanCenter.org. *
VIP Reception: The Havana Café, Goya
Foods and Lehman Center special VIP preconcert
wine & hors d’oeuvres reception
will start at 6:30 p.m. VIP tickets include the
reception and the best seats in the house.
Sponsored by Havana Café Restaurant and
Goya Foods. Low-cost on-site parking available
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Upcoming Wave Hill programs and
Friday, May 17: Garden Highlights Walk:
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public
tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with
admission to the grounds. Meet at Perkins
Visitor Center, 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 18: Alpine Trough Day:
Small but rugged, alpine troughs enable all
gardeners to experiment creatively with rock
gardening, even those with pint-sized gardens
or limited time. Spend the day with alpine
trough expert Lori Chips and Wave Hill’s
own experts as they share the art of trough
Saturday, May 18; Sunday, May 19:
Family Art Project: BioBlitz Myths & Imaginary
Species for Biodiversity Day: Scientists
estimate that there are over fi ve million
plant and animal species unknown to humans.
Celebrate the International Day for Biological
Diversity by going on an imaginary
bioblitz—your own biological survey—to fi nd
make-believe animals and plants that may
just exist. Create your own species using upcycled
electronic parts and other recycled
materials, and place them in their very own
habitats. Free, and admission to the grounds
is free until noon.
Wave Hill House, 10AM–1PM
Saturday, May 18: Garden Talk: Alpine
Enchantments—The Pleasures of Trough
Gardening: Learn how traditional alpine
trough gardening in rectilinear stone or “hypertufa”
containers can take on a contemporary
twist by using organically shaped
troughs and creative planting designs. Alpine
trough expert Lori Chips shares time-tested
techniques for constructing her unique designs
and offers inspiration for your own
adventures in trough gardening. $10; Wave
Hill Members save 10%. Registration encouraged;
walk-ins welcome if space allows.
Book sale and signing to follow the lecture.
Alpine Trough Day event. Meet at Perkins
Visitor Center, 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 18: Wave Hill History
Discover the fascinating history of Wave
Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk
with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about
the people who once called Wave Hill
home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore
Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.
Free with admission to the grounds.
Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 18: Master Class with
Lori Chips: Plant an Alpine Trough: With
guidance from alpine plant expert and author
Lori Chips of Oliver Nurseries, plant a
one-of-a-kind alpine trough with diminutive
plants specially selected for their artistic
merit, as well as ease of care. Learn how to
combine rocks with anchor plants, “droolers”
and “buns” to create magical miniature landscapes
in this intimate, hands-on workshop.
$80; Wave Hill Members save 10%. Registration
required, online or at the Perkins Visitor
Center. Space is limited. Alpine Trough
Day event. Wave Hill House, 1:30 p.m.
Sat,urday, May 18: Meet the Artist: Rachel
Sydlowski: Join in at this artist talk with
Rachel Sydlowski and Curator of Visual Arts
Eileen Jeng Lynch about her installation in
the Sunroom Project Space. Sydlowski’s
installation addresses both history and the
natural world. Layers of historical wallpaper
serve as a background for complex screen
print collages consisting of fl ora and fauna,
architectural details and decorative motifs
from Wave Hill, Inwood Hill Park and other
surrounding green spaces in New York. The
Sunroom will be transformed into an anachronistic
collage of the past and present—a
reconstruction of histories and narratives
based in research and fi ction. Free with admission
to the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, 2
Sunday, May 19: Yoga in the Garden:
With a garden setting for your yoga practice,
fi nd your breath and become connected to
the landscape. Classes are led by certifi ed
Yoga Haven instructors. All levels welcome.
Please bring a mat and be on time. Rain
or shine; Glyndor Gallery is the rain location.
$25 includes admission to the grounds;
Wave Hill Members save 10%. Registration
suggested, online. On the grounds, 9:30
Sunday, May 19: Biodiversity BioBlitz:
Ever wondered what it’s like to encounter
new species on a jungle trek? Uncover the
wild world of biodiversity right here in Wave
Hill’s woodland. Become a community scientist
by capturing data and categorizing
the unique fl ora and fauna that comprise
our local ecological community. Learn about
each creature’s special adaptations and fi nd
where they fi t to help our forest thrive. Registration
suggested, online or onsite at the Perkins
Visitor Center. Meet at Wave Hill House,
Sunday, May 19: Garden Highlights
Walk: Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a
public tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free with admission to the grounds. Meet at
Perkins Visitor Center, p.m.
For further information call (718) 549-
3200 or visit www.wavehill.org.