WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 AT 7 P.M.
SECOND ANNUAL NEW YORK’S BEST EMERGING JEWISH ARTISTS
TO BE HOSTED BY COMEDIAN SETH HERZOG
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
.WHAT: Second Annual New York’s Best Emerging Jewish Artists
WHERE: Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
WHEN: Wednesday, July 25 at 7p.m.
COST: $25 members, $30 non-members
NEW YORK, NY – After last year’s sold-out show which the Downtown Express called
“authentic, funny – and yes, subversive…,” the Museum welcomes a new line-up of
the best local Jewish talent. Established performers will introduce emerging Jewish
artists for a dynamic evening of cutting-edge comedy, music, and film at the Museum
of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on July 25 at 7 p.m. Following
the program the festivities will continue with an after party and open bar on the
Museum’s third floor terrace overlooking New York Harbor.
New York City has always been a hot bed for up-and-coming talent, and it is no
coincidence that this city is also home to one of the largest Jewish populations.
From the Yiddish theaters of the Lower East Side and rock clubs on the Bowery, to
Greenwich Village’s beat poets and abstract expressionists, the contributions of
Jews have left an indelible mark on downtown culture. Come hear the next generation
of Jewish voices and be able to say “I saw them when.”
Comedian Seth Herzog will host. Presenters include: producer Alyssa Abrahamson;
pianist Misha Dichter; filmmaker Pearl Gluck; and producer DJ Handler. Participating
artists include: comedian Brett Gellman; filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum; “human
beatbox” Yuri Lane; musician Rachel Sage; quizmaster Noah Tarnow; pianist Simon
Tedeschi; and poet Yermiyahu Ahron Taub. Visit www.mjhnyc.org
Tickets to this event are $25 members, $30 non-members. Tickets may be purchased
online at www.mjhnyc.org http://www.mjhnyc.org or by calling 646-437-4202.
New York’s Best Emerging Jewish Artists has been made possible, in part, by the
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council with the generous support of The September 11th
Fund. Additional sponsors include the Young Friends of the Museum, Zyr Russian
Vodka, and Abarbanel Kosher Wine. The Village Voice is the media sponsor.
The Museum’s three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and backgrounds
about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past century–before, during, and
after the Holocaust. Current special exhibitions include From the Heart: The
Photojournalism of Ruth Gruber, Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the Holocaust,
and The Other Promised Land: Vacationing, Identity, and the Jewish-American Dream.
The Museum offers visitors a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra
Hall. It is also home to Andy Goldsworthy’s memorial Garden of Stones, as well as
James Carpenter’s Reflection Passage, Gift of The Gruss Lipper Foundation. The
Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of
Cultural Affairs, and is a founding member of the Museums of Lower Manhattan.