‘Then Sean Met Khalid’ at the Andrew Freedman Home
Join the Bronx County Historical
Society for a special mid-winter event
hosted by Arthur Avenue’s own Chef Roberto
at Zero Otto Nove, 2357 Arthur Avenue,
on Tuesday, January 22, cocktails
and dinner to follow from 6 to 9 p.m.
Your contribution of $25 will benefi t
the Bronx County Historical Society’s rich
collection as well as the historic preservation,
documentation and interpretation
of the Bronx.
RSVP by calling the society at (718)
881-8900 or email tbrown@bronxhistoricalsociety.
org by Monday, January 14.
The committee for A Salute to Bronx History
is Steve Baktidy, Mark Engel, Matthew
Engel, Greg Gonzalez, David Miller,
Aracelie Rivera, Jac Zadrima, Doc Hermalyn,
and Teresa Brown.
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After an incredible run, (Davenport
Theatre, Playroom Theatre and the
Schomburg Center) GMC Entertainment
Inc. steps in to present a special performance
of ‘Then Sean Met Khalid’ the
musical featuring Hip Hop legend and pioneer,
Curtis ‘Grand Master Caz’ Brown
in his off broadway debut! With an already
powerful show, wonderful cast, he
defi nitely kicks it up multiple notches!.
‘Then Sean Met Khalid’ is an important
show, one that needs to be seen by
all. It is a hilarious yet thought provoking
show that tackles racism in a refreshingly
different manner. It is the story follows
the life of a Black boy, Sean White,
who is adopted as a baby by a middleclass
white family. Life seems ‘normal’ for
Sean until he comes across an interview
between Sean Hannity and the late Dr.
Khalid Abdul Muhammad. The characters
are startlingly relatable; the scenes
are uncomfortably close to home and
prompt immediate self-refl ection. With
the help of powerful songs, the show
cleverly tackles white privilege in a very
accessible way. With a brief talk-back
following every show, it creates the perfect
forum, and starting point for discussions
The show will be held at the Andrew
Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse,
on Saturday, December 22. Doors open
at 6:30 p.m.
For tickets call Cora Kimble Brown at
(347)902-4677. To purchase ticket online
go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gmcentertainment
sean-met-khalid-tickets or you can
buy them at the door.
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The Lehman College & Community
Band will present ‘Holiday Pops,’ a concert
featuring a mix of seasonal music
and celebratory classics for wind band,
on Sunday, December 23 at 2 p.m. in the
Lovinger Theatre on campus. Admission
is free; donations are welcome.
Led by Professor Alan Hollander of
Lehman’s Department of Music, Multimedia,
Theatre and Dance, the Lehman
College & Community Band will perform
a wide range of works. Included in the
program will be perennial holiday favorites
like “Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh
Ride,” both composed by Leroy Anderson,
and another sleigh ride—’Troika’
from Sergei Prokofi ev’s orchestral suite
for the fi lm Lieutenant Kijé—plus a medley
entitled ‘Festive Sounds of Hanukkah.’
Also featured on the concert program
will be a slice of Americana—Shuffl
eton’s Barbershop by Hayato Hirose,
which was inspired by the eponymous
Norman Rockwell painting; the timeless
Greensleeves arranged by prolifi c American
composer Alfred Reed; ‘The Nativity
Paintings’ from the soundtrack Norman
Dello Joio composed for the television
special Scenes from the Louvre; and
Victor Herbert’s ever popular ‘March of
the Wooden Soldiers’ from his operetta
Babes in Toyland.
Rounding out the program will be
a humorous medley by David Lovrien
entitled ‘Minor Alterations: Christmas
Through the Looking Glass,’ a musical
hide-and-seek for the audience, in which
familiar Christmas carols are transposed
from major to minor keys then disguised
and layered to create something new and
Lehman is located at Goulden Avenue
and Bedford Park Boulevard .
For more information, contact the Lehman
Department of Music, Multimedia,
Theatre and Dance at (718) 960-8247,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit lehman.
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Upcoming Wave Hill programs and
Saturday, December 22; Sunday, December
23: Members Sale in The Shop at
Wave Hill: Enjoy a peaceful shopping experience,
with personalized service and
a thoughtfully curated selection of beautiful,
botanically inspired gifts. Members
enjoy 20% off all their seasonal shopping!
Wave Hill Members enjoy a discount of
20% on all their purchases in The Shop
through December 23.
Sunday, December 23: Garden and
Conservatory Highlights Walk: Join a
Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long
tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free
with admission to the grounds.
Wednesday, December 26; Thursday,
December 27: Holiday Tea at Wave Hill:
Start your own holiday tradition with a
luxurious afternoon tea in historic Wave
Hill House. Pair it with a stroll through
Wave Hill’s stunning winter gardens for a
splendid, quiet celebration of the season.
Afternoon Tea $36; High Tea $45. Wave
Hill Members save 10%. Reservations at
least 24 hours in advance, by calling (718)
549-3200, ext. 395 or emailing wavehillreservations@
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