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Australian jewellery designer, George Plionis presents his 'Mariposa' exhibition in New York
When: Friday, 20 June - Wednesday, 20 August
Where: Fitzgerald Jewelry, 174 North 11th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Hours: Monday 11-6pm, Tuesday 11-9pm, Wednesday-Saturday 11-6pm, Sunday 12 to 5pm
For appointment: 718 387 6200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This is George Plionis's first exhibition since relocating from Sydney to New York City. Interrogating ideas of metamorphosis, death and rebirth, and focusing on the materiality of objects, this work marks a departure for Plionis in not limiting itself to metalwork developed on the bench. Rather, non-precious materials are integrated with jewelry techniques. (more)
World premiere of the new Australian musical: The Mapmaker's Opera
When: Wednesday, 9 July - Wednesday, 16 July
Where: PTC Performance Space, 550, 42nd St, New York, 10036
Click here for tickets and showtimes
The New York Musical Theater Festival, Stella Entertainment and Quill & Quaver Associates LLC will present the world premiere of the new Australian Musical, The Mapmaker's Opera, based on the novel “The Mapmakers Opera” by Béa Gonzalez, with a dynamic score based on gypsy flamenco, latin and regional Mexican infused musical styles.
Set on the eve of the Mexican Revolution, in the place of the ‘Mundo Maya’, the Musical recounts the poignant story of a young Spaniard, Diego Clemente, and La Señorita Sofia Duarte – star-crossed lovers whose fate is sealed by a desperate quest to save two, once-common, birds from extinction. (more)
U.S. premiere of Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star) at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival
When: 14-21 July
Where: Laurie Beechman Theatre at West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street, New York, 10036
After sold out runs in Australia, the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with Three Fish Productions presents Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star) a new musical conceived and performed by NYMF’s “Next Broadway Sensation” winner Alexis Fishman*, written by James Millar & Alexis Fishman.
As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Australian actress Alexis Fishman sought to understand, explore and preserve her Jewish heritage by creating Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star), a new musical to be presented as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theater Festival. (more)
American Australian Association's Telstra Summer Cruise
When: Wednesday 16 July, 6:30pm-10:00pm
Where: East 23rd St. and FDR Dr. (Harbor Lights, departing from the 'Skyport Marina')
Tickets: $10 AAA Members | $20 Non-members
Click here to register
Mingle, drink, dance and enjoy the views on a three hour sail along the East and Hudson Rivers.
- Fun cruise with a new vessel and sailing route
- Two air conditioned indoor decks and a huge outdoor deck.
- DJ and photobooth
- Food and beverages available for purchase or bring your own picnic!
- Drawing of the Qantas and AAA Summer Cruise Raffle
Samson and Delilah, Bran Nue Dae and Green Bush screening at MoMA
When: 17-21 July
Where: Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Native American and Indigenous Program at Sundance Institute. Following president and founder Robert Redford's original vision, the Institute has remained committed to supporting native/indigenous filmmakers since its founding.
This exhibition consists of 10 programs of dramatic features and documentaries-nine features and 11 shorts in total-by Native American and indigenous directors from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Filmmakers in attendance include Taika Waititi (Te Whanau a Apanui) of New Zealand, and Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho) and Heather Rae (Cherokee) from the U.S.
Australian boxer Daniel Geale fights for the World Middlewight Championship at Madison Square Garden
When: Saturday 26 July, 7:00pm
Where: Madison Square Garden
World Championship Boxing returns to Madison Square Garden as the sport's fastest rising superstar Gennady "GGG" Golovkin defends his WBA and IBO Middleweight World Titles against two-time world champion Daniel Geale of Sydney, Australia.
Golovkin has the highest knockout ratio of any active world champion (89.66%) will go head-to-head with 33-year-old Geale who has never been knocked out! (more)
Discounted tickets are available in a special "FAN SECTION" for Daniel Geale supporters.
You can access it at thegarden.com/geale, and then click on "Buy now," or by going directly to the Ticketmaster page: bit.ly/GealeMSG. Type in AUSMSG in the "Offer Code" box and proceed to purchase.