Wednesday, December 5, 2012

NuDance 2012 - This week!!!

"DANCE IQUAIL's Allison Sale & Riccardo Battaglia by Rachel Neville"

NuDance 2012
Thursday, December 6th thru Saturday, December 8th
7:30 PM
The Riverside Theatre
@ Claremont btw 120th and 122nd

Get your $15/$20 tickets at or call 212-870-6784

Companies include:
Dance Iquail (Friday/Saturday only)
Dash Ensemble (Thursday/Friday only)
Forces of Nature (Friday/Saturday only)
Maverick Dance Experience
MoralesDance (Thursday/Friday only)
Neville Dance Theatre
RED - Rhapsody En Dance 
Sarah Council Dance Projects 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Dr. Glory's Youth Theatre!!! This Sunday!!!

Dr. Glory Van Scott and The Riverside Theatre present Dr. Glory's Youth Theatre in an original musical - The Children's Garden and Wishing Stone! A wonderful, heartfelt story where the community learns that to give to others is the best part of receiving! Get your FREE tickets at

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Announcing the 14th Annual New York Family Arts Festival

A 10 Day Festival with Art for Everyone!

Friday, June 22nd at 7:30 PM
Cats Paying Dues—Cats in Concert
An evening of exciting tap and thrilling music

Saturday, June 23rd at 7:30 PM
A Rhapsody in HUE
A street jazz showcase by choreographer Rhapsody James

Sunday, June 24th at 3 PM
Tim and the Space Cadets
Exciting music for children that parents will love

Monday, June 25th at 7:30 PM
An Evening of Japanese Culture
Japanese dance with IchiFuji-kai Dance, taiko drums with Taiko Masala and Cobu Project,
 and samurai sword fighting with Samurai Sword Soul.

Tuesday, June 26th at 7:30 PM
Shades of Truth presents Trilogy of Truth
Relevant, provocative, and innovative new plays written by and
about people of color and the Black experience

Wednesday, June 27th at 7:30 PM
Mooney/Cooley Dance in Why Dance
MCD explores the “Why?” and “How?” of dance

Thursday, June 28th at 7:30 PM
Tyrone Birkett/Emancipation presents Postmodern Spirituals: New Freedom Songs
Re-imagining and reviving the Negro spiritual by incorporating jazz, gospel, and soul music

Friday, June 29th at 7:30 PM
TRT and HAA present Artz, Rootz, Rhythm
Performances by Harlem Arts Alliance Members including Uptown Dance Academy, Millennium Dance Company, and Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts’ GESTURES Dance Ensemble

Saturday, June 30th from 12 to 6 PM
Polish Cultural Village at Riverside Park
An outdoor festival of Polish food, music, art, and dance
No reservation required 

Sunday, July 1st at 3 PM
The Pop Ups in Radio Jungle
An educational romp through time and space populated with mermaids,
on-location-extreme-cooking shows, treasure maps, a sky full of glowing constellations, dancing bats, and more

Make your reservation today!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Terry Baker Mulligan wins award!

Terry Baker Mulligan wins!

2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards Results

16th Annual Awards to be Celebrated in New York on June 4th
Congratulations and sincere thanks to over 2,400 independent authors and publishers who participated in our 16th annual, 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest. The awards ceremony to honor the medalists will take place on June 4th in New York, on the eve of the Book Expo America convention.
This year's entry totals are the biggest ever, with 4,813 print book entries, 390 e-book entries, and an average category size of 50.  The largest category was Memoir, with 213 entries; the smallest was Classical Studies, with just 8 entries. IPPY medals go to entrants from 44 U.S. states plus D.C., 7 Canadian provinces, and 10 countries overseas.
Here are the results of this year's awards, starting with the gold, silver and bronze medalists in our 74 National categories, followed by the Regional category medalists, our Outstanding Books of the Year, and for the first time, E-Book categories.
Outstanding Books are also featured on their own page: Click here to view.
IPPY medalist information and Press Page: Click here to view.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sugar Hill, Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem

The Riverside Theatre presents:

Terry Baker Mulligan

Reading from & Signing Copies of Her New Memoir

“Sugar Hill, Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem”

Thursday, June 7, 2012
7:30 p.m.

Using Harlem’s famous cultural institutions and memorable characters as her backdrop,
Terry Baker Mulligan writes joyously about weathering adolescence, while history unfolds
around her in the legendary neighborhood called Sugar Hill.

This feel-good story resonates with humor, warmth and wisdom as Mulligan chronicles her life among flamboyant evangelists, curly-haired Doo-Wop boys, snuff-dippers, Fidel Castro’s entourage, interracial marriages, chitlin’ parties and testy interactions between West Indian immigrants and Southern blacks.

Meet Mr. Big B, the neighborhood numbers banker; join Terry at Apollo matinees, where she is dazzled by Ella, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dinah Washington, Miriam Makeba, Eartha Kitt, and R&B newcomers like Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers. Neighborhood luminaries stroll the sidewalks: Mr. and Mrs. Thurgood Marshall with baby carriage; Sugar Ray Robinson exiting his pink Cadillac; and Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., politicking on the street corners. Young Terry befriends baseball’s Willie Mays in the local shoeshine parlor, paints posters for the 1957 March on Washington, and tries, but fails, to ingratiate herself into junior black society.

Sugar Hill is a living document of mid 20th-century Harlem.
The story it tells will appeal to an America that knows the tremendous shaping influence
Harlem has exerted on its national identity, both at home and around the globe.

Copies of “Sugar Hill” will be on sale at the theatre,
 and purchased copies will be signed by the author


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More Mr. Joy!

Beautiful shoe art by Holly Griffin - Don't you want to wear them?

Daniel Beaty in MR. JOY at The Riverside Theatre

Written and performed by Daniel Beaty
Directed by Sheryl Kaller
Co-Produced by The Riverside Theatre and New Heritage Theatre Group
Associate Director/Choreographer: Joe Langworth
Scenic Designer: Charlie Corcoran
Costume Designer: Michael McDonald
Lighting Designer: Michael Gilliam
Sound Designer: Lindsay Lexi Jones
Projections Designer: Shawn Duan
Shoe Artist: Holly Griffin
Production Stage Manager: John Scutchins

Photo Credit: Richard Conde