As part of its continuing mission to bring the arts into the communities of New York City, and to celebrate New York’s rich ethnic and cultural diversity, the Young Patrons of Lincoln Center (YPLC) are hosting a dance party on Thursday, April 29 at 7:30 to 10:00 pm at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse.
The Bronx’s own DJ D-Nice will spin a special DJ set for the event. This event is part of the expanded LC in the BX initiative, which has been made possible with a generous grant from Deutsche Bank and with support from The Honorable José M. Serrano, New York State Senate. This dance party will have a ticket charge of $20, and proceeds will benefit cultural initiatives in the Bronx. A $50 ticket is available which includes a VIP private tour of the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Previous LC in the BX events have included a free concert by Big 3 Palladium Orchestra, an afternoon of Latin jazz on the steps of the Bronx County Courthouse, and free library concerts by performers David Gonzalez and Philip Hamilton.
Commenting on the LC in the BX series, Reynold Levy, President of Lincoln Center said, “Lincoln Center is committed to making the performing arts available to the widest possible audience, and thanks to the generous support from Deutsche Bank and the on-going and steadfast support of New York State Senator José M. Serrano, we have been able to expand the reach and breath of our program offerings in the Bronx.”
Alessandra DiGiusto, Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, said, “Deutsche Bank is pleased to partner with Lincoln Center on their LC in the BX series. Now more than ever during these tough times, it is important recognize the arts as an economic engine and encourage people from all over to participate in these events and all that the Bronx has to offer.”
New York State Senator José M. Serrano added, “I applaud Lincoln Center for presenting a program that celebrates the cultural strength and legacy of the South Bronx community. This is a fantastic opportunity for Bronx residents to enjoy iconic performers with their family and friends. I would like to thank Lincoln Center for bringing together artists, patrons, and fans in support of our music and our roots.”
About DJ D-Nice:
DJ D-Nice, born Derrick Jones, is a rap artist/music producer/photographer/web developer. He released two rap CDs in the 1990s, created web sites for artists including Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean, and has performed at events for Stevie Wonder, Kid Rock and Mariah Carey, among others. A renaissance man who is now looking to the world of film as the next art form to conquer, D-Nice is inspired by the life of the late Gordon Parks.
About Lincoln Center:
LC in the BX is a program of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (LCPA), which serves three primary roles: presenter of superb artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. As a presenter of over 400 events annually, LCPA’s programs include Great Performers, American Songbook, Lincoln Center Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and Live From Lincoln Center. In addition, LCPA is leading a series of major capital projects on behalf of the resident organizations. From May 2009-May 2010, Lincoln Center celebrates its 50th Anniversary, marking the official groundbreaking which took place in May 1959.
About Young Patrons of Lincoln Center:
YPLC is a membership group of professional New Yorkers in their 20s through early 40s who are dedicated to celebrating, supporting, and promoting the world’s largest performing arts center. Its members get unique access to a diverse array of opera, chamber and symphonic music, theater, jazz, dance and film. YPLC is a strong community of young performing arts enthusiasts whose devotion to Lincoln Center is vital both now and in the years to come. More information about YPLC and recent and upcoming events can be found at www.lincolncenter.org/yplc.
LC in the BX presents:
Thursday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.
DANCE PARTY featuring DJ D-Nice
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
2nd Floor, North Wing
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
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