The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR

The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR Essential conversations and intimate performances, live from New York and heard everywhere on WNYC and WQXR.
Performance space of WNYC and WQXR. We galvanize conversations around the life, arts and politics of our city and our world through live journalism and performance.

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space is WNYC and WQXR's lab for new ideas, an incubator of fresh talent, a living room-meets-public square convening honest, inspired conversations about the life, art and politics of our city and our world.

Mission: The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space is WNYC and WQXR's lab for new ideas, an incubator of fresh talent, our living room-meets-public square convening honest, inspired conversations about the life, art and politics of our city and our world. Our deliberately eclectic programming includes live broadcasts of WNYC shows, classical concerts and festivals from WQXR, live tapings of the best podcasts produced in and out of public media, and original series like How I Got Over, Micropolis Live, 44 Charlton, Political Party with Keli Goff, and Encores! Unscripted. Be a part of our intimate audiences in studio or join the millions we reach across the world through our broadcasts, podcasts, and video.

Michael R. Jackson: 'Memory Song'

This week Hilton Als, award-winning critic at The New Yorker, continued his residency with us exploring the ways poetry reflects contemporary American life. He talked with composer @Michael R. Jackson, who explained it took him a while to learn that writing poetry is not the same as writing song lyrics. "Lyrics are really about taking big ideas and pushing them into a small container," he said.

Watch his performance of "Memory Song" from his musical, "Strange Loop."


Hilton Als, award-winning critic at The The New Yorker, continues his residency exploring the ways poets reflect American contemporary life. Tonight he’s joined by poet Shane McCrae and composer Michael R. Jackson.

The Brian Lehrer Show: Being a 'Likable' Candidate

What makes a candidate "likable," and why do female politicians seem to be particularly burdened with it?

Claire Potter, professor of history at The New School, discussed it live on our stage with WNYC's Brian Lehrer last week.


Latinos Out Loud presents a live taping of the award-winning podcast featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda; his father, public affairs leader, founding president of the Hispanic Federation and chairperson of Viva Broadway Luis Miranda Jr.; and Saturday Night Live’s film unit director, Oz Rodriguez.


Across the world, writers have responded to growing economic inequality, social injustice, political oppression and eroding freedoms with some of the most powerful messages of resistance, resilience and hope.

Join us for an evening of solidarity and hear moving accounts of where and how things have gone awry: with Ma Jian (China), Raúl Zurita (Chile), Marianna Kiyanovska (Ukraine), Ahmed Naji (Egypt), Kirill Medvedev (Russia), and Jennifer Clement (United States and Mexico).

The evening will be presented in the authors’ original languages, with simultaneous written English translation.


WNYC’s Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

On this show, he’ll discuss the latest on the Mueller reporter, Attorney General William Barr and President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest at his Mar-a-Lago resort with the Trump, Inc. podcast team: Andrea Bernstein, WNYC senior editor for politics and policy, WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz and Eric Umansky, deputy managing editor of ProPublica.

Brian will also talk about the news with Andy Borowitz, author, comedian and creator of The New Yorker‘s satirical news column the Borowitz Report; Brigid Bergin, City Hall and politics reporter for WNYC; Mara Gay, New York Times editorial board member; Claire Potter, Professor of History at the New School; and Jay Caspian Kang, Writer at Large for the New York Times Magazine,


In 1974, Philippe Petit danced in the sky, effortlessly traversing the air between the Twin Towers via high wire and electrifying audiences around the world.
On the occasion of the reissuing of his out-of-print classic On the High Wire (New Directions), Petit discusses his death-defying art with fellow daredevil artist Elizabeth Streb, the choreographer, performer and MacArthur “Genius” Grant winner.

NEW YORK! This week we’ve got 6 incredible events for you — SWIPE ⬅️ for the full lineup. Tonight, catch @thesto...

NEW YORK! This week we’ve got 6 incredible events for you — SWIPE ⬅️ for the full lineup. Tonight, catch @thestooppodcast live with @wellreadblackgirl’s #GloriaEdim, then tomorrow @thetakeaway goes LIVE in studio for the first time (and tix are free!) with writer/comedian @ziwef and others. @pen_america brings tightrope phenom #PhilippePetit and @streb1, @brianlehrershow tapes live with @newyorkermag’s #AndyBorowitz and so much more! Get tickets in our bio and join in! @ The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR


It's a special N'Sync-o de Mayo edition of #44Charlton! Julian Fleisher hosts a weird and wild night featuring music by Zenizen, comedy from Ike Ufomadu and a boylesque performance from Jack Barrow.

Crissle West on Determining Your Own Self-Worth

This week Crissle West from the hit podcast The Read talked live on our stage about letting other people's opinions determine your own self-worth. 💛 The conversation was part of WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll's #BlackIconsofPodcasting series.


Rhiannon Giddens is live from The Greene Space performing from her new album, there is no Other, along with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi. She also talks with Alison Stewart of All Of It With Alison Stewart.


Hilton Als, Pulitzer Prize-winning theater critic for The New Yorker, is live on our stage kicking off his series exploring the ways poets and poetry reflect contemporary American life. Tonight he talks with poets Michael Dickman and Brenda Shaughnessy.


WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll is kicking off her #BlackIconsofPodcasting series with the one-and-only Crissle West of The Read. She talks about her unexpected journey into the ear buds of millions of listeners.

🚨 This week in The Greene Space! 🚨 Don’t miss @thisistheread’s @crissle talking #blackiconsofpodcasting with @...

🚨 This week in The Greene Space! 🚨

Don’t miss @thisistheread’s @crissle talking #blackiconsofpodcasting with @wnyc’s @rebeljunemarie; @hilton.als kicking off his poetry series with #MichaelDickman and #BrendaShaugnessy; @wqxr’s FREE midday concert with @juilliardschool’s SOOM Quartet; @rhiannongiddens performing from her new album; and our #44Charlton variety show featuring music from @zenizenzenizen, boylesque from @mr.jackbarrow and comedy from @ikeminded

Grab tickets through the link in bio! @ The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR

Arturo O'Farrill and The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra: Gulab Jamon World Premiere

🎹 Watch Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra's world premiere performance of "Gulab Jamon" live on our stage this week - commissioned in celebration of our 10th anniversary!

Thanks to Arturo for an incredible 4-event residency with us! Missed out on any of the performance? Catch full video of all shows at the link in comments.


Six-time Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill wraps up his artist-in-residence series at The Greene Space with a genre-bending world premiere composition! He’s joined by the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.


Fred Firestone hosts a night of competitive, spontaneous pun-making as Punderdome's wild and crazy pun competition hits The Greene Space's stage!


We live in extreme times. How did we get to this point and what happens next?

Our own Kai Wright launches #TheStakes, a new podcast from WNYC Studios, with special guest Eric Holder in a live show from The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR.

The Brian Lehrer Show Live: Ask the Mayor

ICYMI: During our #24at44 celebration last Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Brian Lehrer live on our stage to talk about his 2020 presidential run exploration, updates on the measles outbreak and more.


The New York Opera Festival and The Greene Space present a world-premiere opera composed in just one day by an all-star team of local composers, writers and performers — inspired by a prompt they’ll receive 24 hours before their performance. You’ll also get a sneak peek at excerpts from their upcoming festival shows.

This event caps off The Greene Space’s 24-hour marathon celebration. #24at44


Comedian Josh Gondelman hosts the hilarious Never Have I Ever Comedy Hour with a stellar lineup: Nore Davis, Shalewa Sharpe, LLC, Alison Leiby and Jo Firestone. It’s all part of our 24-hour marathon celebrating our 10th anniversary! #24at44


WNYC's All Of It With Alison Stewart is broadcasting live from our stage for our 10th anniversary 24-hour marathon!

On the show: folk virtuoso Andrew Bird; tap dancer Ayodele Casel; playwright and performer Heidi Schreck of What the Constitution Means to Me ; jazz pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and musician Jonathan Coulton. #24at44


WNYC's Brian Lehrer is broadcasting the show live from our stage as part of our 10th anniversary 24-hour marathon!

On the show: activist and podcast host DeRay Mckesson; Mayor Bill de Blasio; actor Laurie Metcalf and playwright Lucas Hnath talking Hillary and Clinton on Broadway; and Kevin Sabet of Smart Approaches to Marijuana and Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno of Drug Policy Alliance will debate cannabis legalization versus decriminalization. #24at44


Piano superstar Lang Lang - 郎朗 performs from his much-anticipated new solo project, "Piano Book," and talks about its inspiration with WQXR's Clemency Burton-Hil live from our stage.


Alec Baldwin is live on our stage with an episode of Here's The Thing. He talks with Julie K. Brown Journalist, the Miami Herald reporter who broke the explosive story about the sweetheart deal given to billionaire and child sex predator Jeffrey Epstein.

We’ll get a behind-the-scenes look into the reporting that earned Brown a prestigious George Polk Award.


Spring has sprung, and so has #44Charlton! Catch a fresh edition of Julian Fleisher's variety show, live on our stage now with comedian Karen Chee, indie band The Witch Ones and composer Trevor Bachman.


Settle in for an hour of music with WQXRs Midday Masterpieces featuring a performance by The Juilliard School's Trombone Choir.


How can you help create and sustain social movements? WNYC’s Shumita Basu is live on our stage talking about how you can steer actions to achieve big visions with Yeshimabeit Milner of Data for Black Lives and Antionette Carroll of Creative Reaction Lab. Part of Echoing Green's #ChangeEveryDay

[email protected]: Wake Up and Dance

Our 24-hour Marathon is coming April 12! We kick things off at 7 am with Dwai spinning a live set for a morning dance party you won’t want to miss. 🎟️🎟️🎟️:

Erin Markey and Wet Food

On our last #44Charlton, writer/performer Erin Markey gave us a peek at their fantastically weird world of Wet Food. Get a taste of the performance - and the kinds of fun @Julian Fleisher serves up at his monthly variety show!

And don't miss next month's show! Ticket link in the comments.

Arturo O'Farrill and Malika Zarra: 'Ashgani'

Six-time Grammy Award winner Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra took over our stage for a night of music that was all about resistance. Give your morning a lift with this performance of "Ashgani" with Morrocan/French vocalist and composer MALIKA ZARRA.


Can we separate the art from the artist - should we?

WNYC's Micropolis host Arun Venugopal talks Michael Jackson, #LeavingNeverland and the questions so many of us are reckoning with today, with Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg, author Margo Jefferson, WFUV Public Radio's Alisa Ali and The Atlantic's Spencer Kornhaber.


It’s Bach’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with a musical party at The Greene Space! Watch live with performances from Simone Dinnerstein and Ensemble Baroklyn; the Arturo O'Farrill Trio; and Rebel: Ensemble for Baroque Music. WQXR’s Elliott Forrest hosts.


Discover how your everyday choices, like investing in local businesses and joining food co-ops, can make a more sustainable, safe and equitable world.

WNYC's Shumita Basu talks with Fonta Gilliam, founder of sou sou, Ebele Ifedigbo, co-founder of The Hood Incubator and Allen Woods, co-founder of Mortar Cincinnati. Part of our #ChangeEveryDay series with Echoing Green.


Watch the announcement of the 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grants live from The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR. The ceremony, hosted by WQXR's Elliott Forrest, features performances by this year's honorees who have been selected for their potential to have great careers as instrumentalists.


WNYC's Brian Lehrer is broadcasting live from our stage this morning!

On the show: Sean McElwee of Data for Progress, The Appeal’s Sarah Leonard and the Justice Democrats’ Waleed Shahid talk the new young socialists; newly elected NYC public advocate Jumaane D. Williams discusses his plans for the office; former border patrol agent and writer Francisco Cantú talks about immigration and border issues; and The New York Times’ deputy general counsel David McCraw discusses his new book on the fight for press freedom.


Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill is live on our stage tonight with “Music of Resistance” - part of his artist-in-residence series. He’s joined by cellist Akua Dixon and Akua Dixon's Quartette Indigo, vocalist MALIKA ZARRA and a rhythm section of musicians from the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Tuesday, March 12 | Arturo O'Farrill: Music of Resistance

Tuesday, March 12! Arturo O'Farrill returns to our stage for another unforgettable night of music. This time it's all about the music of resistance with cellist Akua Dixon and Akua Dixon's Quartette Indigo, vocalist MALIKA ZARRA and members of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Join the party and grab your tickets today 👉🏾:


How are social entrepreneurs leveraging tech on the ground for good? We’re live with Echoing Green's #ChangeEveryDay series, hosted by WNYC’s Shumita Basu.

She talks with Aziz Alghunaim, co-founder of Tarjimly; Brandon Anderson, founder and CEO of Raheem AI; and Swapna Reddy, co-founder and co-director of Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project.


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