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.
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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.

11/26/2019
Pianist Uri Caine Plays Kurt Weill

In the mood for some classical music? Here's pianist Uri Caine playing Kurt Weill.

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Get your tix for the next installment in the SISSIERETTA SERIES on TUESDAY, 12/3 AT 7 PM!Madison McFerrin continues her ...
11/25/2019
Madison McFerrin Presents: The Sissieretta Series | The Greene Space

Get your tix for the next installment in the SISSIERETTA SERIES on TUESDAY, 12/3 AT 7 PM!

Madison McFerrin continues her residency at The Greene Space with another unique lineup of artists and performers of color.

Guests include singer Adeline, comedian Kenice Mobley, and writer-editor Attia Taylor, founder of Womanly Magazine.

11/23/2019

NOW: Alison Stewart hosts her monthly book club with author Jacqueline Woodson, with a performance by Ezinma.

Join us ON THURSDAY, 12/12 AT 7 PM for our variety show where anything goes! See rising stars showcase their best work a...
11/21/2019
Next Best Thing: With Sandy and Peter | The Greene Space

Join us ON THURSDAY, 12/12 AT 7 PM for our variety show where anything goes! See rising stars showcase their best work and A-listers drop in to try something new.

Hosted by PETER SMITH and Sandy Honig, with music by
Frank Bell, comedy by Ana Fabrega and Rita Sengupta, and folk troupe The Jewbadours.

11/21/2019

NOW: Join rapper Dessa and The Argus Quartet and Matthew Santos for an evening of performance, conversation, and unscripted nonsense.

11/20/2019

NOW: Explore Rwanda's culture and history through the eyes of Scholastique Mukasonga's Our Lady of the Nile, hosted by Beenish Ahmed and The Alignist. With panels, comedy, and more!

11/19/2019
Thirst Aid Kit's Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins on Vulnerability in Men

At our live taping of Man Up, host Aymann Ismail talked with Thirst Aid Kit hosts Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins about the importance of male vulnerability.

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11/19/2019

Watch live as WQXR celebrates the voice with an evening of song at The Greene Space. We’ll hear from The Metropolitan Opera's AILYN PÉREZ and Igor Golovatenko; Bass-Baritone Davóne Tines; members of Wynton Marsalis’s The Abyssinian Mass Choir, Chorale Le Chateau, conducted by Damien Sneed; and members of the The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Hosted by WQXR’s Clemency Burton-Hill.

11/18/2019

Singer-Songwriter Madison McFerrin performed some of her new music, live in The Greene Space.

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11/18/2019

Watch live as WQXR celebrates the voice with an evening of song at The Greene Space. We’ll hear from The Metropolitan Opera's AILYN PÉREZ and Igor Golovatenko; Bass-Baritone Davóne Tines; members of Wynton Marsalis’s The Abyssinian Mass Choir, Chorale Le Chateau, conducted by Damien Sneed; and members of the The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Hosted by WQXR’s Clemency Burton-Hill.

11/16/2019

Catch our new variety show where anything goes!

See the adventurous, awe-inspiring and absurd performers who are redefining New York City’s cultural imprint. Each month, rising stars showcase their best work and A-listers drop in to try something new.

This month’s show is hosted by comedians Christi Chiello and Carly Ann Filbin. They are joined by the cosmic soul band, Lady Moon & The Eclipse, the band Sullivann, and rap artist Yoh.

11/15/2019

At our last Sissieretta Series, Madison McFerrin spoke with Ethel's Club cofounder Naj Austin on creating a social and wellness space for people of color.

Join us on TUESDAY, 11/19 @ 7pm as we travel to Rwanda through the lens of a novel.Host Beenish Ahmed talks with novelis...
11/13/2019

Join us on TUESDAY, 11/19 @ 7pm as we travel to Rwanda through the lens of a novel.

Host Beenish Ahmed talks with novelist Scholastique Mukasonga about her book, Our Lady of The Nile; United Nations' Simone Monasebian; and Jacqueline Murekatete, founder of the Genocide Survivors Foundation.

Special performance by HBO's Sonia Denis.

Tickets available here: https://www.thegreenespace.org/event/ticket-to-rwanda/

11/08/2019

NOW: Sara Fishko traces the lingering cultural influence of World War I with author David Lubin, MoMA Chief Curator Ann Temkin, and New School Professor and Director of Race and Ethnicity, Rich Blint. Plus piano by Uri Caine!

11/07/2019
Elina Garanca

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#ThrowbackThursday A wonderful evening at the The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR last year! Looking forward to returning to the role of Dalila this month at Staatsoper Unter den Linden!

✨See these talented comedians and musicians on our new variety show, Next Best Thing next Friday! Happy hour at 6, sho...
11/06/2019

✨See these talented comedians and musicians on our new variety show, Next Best Thing next Friday! Happy hour at 6, show at 7! ✨ @ The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Sissieretta Series! Watch our livestream and buy tickets to our next Sissieretta ...
11/06/2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Sissieretta Series! Watch our livestream and buy tickets to our next Sissieretta Series at thegreenespace.org.
📸 Ellen Wallop. @ The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR

This week in The Greene Space: conversations and concerts and live tapings, oh my! @ The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR
11/04/2019

This week in The Greene Space: conversations and concerts and live tapings, oh my! @ The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR

11/01/2019
Your Love, Our Musical Improvises A Show Based On A Couple's Relationship

The musical comedy duo Your Love, Our Musical improvised a show based on a random couple's relationship! They performed at our Very Biggest Questions: Does Marriage Need an Update? show.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to our new variety show, Next Best Thing! All the performances are on our YouTube channe...
11/01/2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to our new variety show, Next Best Thing! All the performances are on our YouTube channel! Photos by Ryan Muir. @ The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR

JOIN US TUESDAY, 11/5 for Opening Night of The Sissieretta Series, curated by our new Artist in Residence, Madison McFer...
10/31/2019
The Sissieretta Series | The Greene Space

JOIN US TUESDAY, 11/5 for Opening Night of The Sissieretta Series, curated by our new Artist in Residence, Madison McFerrin!

Madison's event series showcases local performers, artisans and creatives, highlighting women of color. Opening night features performances by DJ Luna Rósa, musician Melissa McMillan and comedian Marie Faustin; followed by a conversation with Naj Austin, founder of Ethel's Club (a new NYC co-working space).

Get your tickets here: https://www.thegreenespace.org/series/the-sissieretta-series/

Further Series Dates:
12/3: Singer Adeline, comedian Kenice Mobley
1/7: Vocalist duendita and more amazing artists TBA!

10/31/2019
Christopher Wylie on Brian Lehrer Live: How Facebook Segments Us and Drives Us Apart

What if you had a robot deciding which friendships you maintain? That's exactly what Facebook is doing to us and our relationships, Christopher Wylie, a former employee at Cambridge Analytica and author, explained on the latest The Brian Lehrer Show Live.

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Calling all artists in the Joe's Pub orbit!  Our friends on Astor Place are thrilled to announce the open call for the 2...
10/31/2019

Calling all artists in the Joe's Pub orbit! Our friends on Astor Place are thrilled to announce the open call for the 2020 Joe’s Pub Working Group!

Apply Here: https://bit.ly/2N01H0l

10/30/2019

Watch as WQXR celebrates Halloween with a night of dark beer, dark music and dark tales from the classical macabre. Featuring live performances by pianist Jenny Lin; mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges, Mezzo-Soprano; and members of The Knights. Beer provided courtesy of our friends at Sixpoint in Brooklyn.

10/30/2019

Watch as WQXR celebrates Halloween with a night of dark beer, dark music and dark tales from the classical macabre. Featuring live performances by pianist Jenny Lin; mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges, Mezzo-Soprano; and members of The Knights. Beer provided courtesy of our friends at Sixpoint in Brooklyn.

10/22/2019

NOW: Radiolab's Molly Webster explores whether marriage needs an update with prominent professors and writers. Plus Your Love Our Musical will improvise a musical about a couple in the audience!

10/22/2019
The Brian Lehrer Show Plays "Is This Recyclable?"

Christiné Datz-Romero, executive director of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, and WNYCreporter, Sean Carlson, join to play a game in which we figure out what’s recyclable and what is not on Brian Lehrer's The Brian Lehrer Show Live.

10/18/2019

Join Ilana Glazer and Generator to hear from New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams about his term thus far, and what he plans to do if re-elected on November 5th. We’ll also hear from climate justice activist Vic Barrett on what he’s been up to: it’s a lot.

10/07/2019

Catch WNYC's Rebecca Caroll in conversation with The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Thelma Golden and
the Whitney Museum of American Art curator Rujeko Hockley about diversity in the art world.

10/02/2019

NOW: @Radiolab producer @Si_adler moderates a conversation with podcast producers @timestepjess from #USofAnxiety and Amy Pearl from 10 Things That Scare Me!

10/02/2019

WQXR’s Midday Masterpieces series in partnership with The Juilliard School returns on October 2 with a recital by pianist Kate Liu. Hear works by Chopin and Schumann live from @TheGreeneSpace. Hosted by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest

10/01/2019
Get Lit with All Of It: Laura Lippman

Alison Stewart kicks off her book club with the bestselling author, discussing her latest, Lady in the Lake. Plus a peek at the season’s new novels with Books Are Magic’s Emma Straub and a performance by folk band Joseph.

09/30/2019

There are over 600 languages spoken in New York City. But Micropolis host Arun Venugopal wonders, which are disappearing? What happens when a language is down to its last few speakers? And how do we successfully revive an endangered language? After all, linguistic diversity is a big part of what makes New York — New York.

09/30/2019

WQXR’s Midday Masterpieces series in partnership with The Juilliard School returns on October 2 with a recital by pianist Kate Liu. Hear works by Chopin and Schumann live from @TheGreeneSpace. Hosted by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest

09/29/2019

American Candy — New York City’s most culturally skewering, juicy sketch show — returns to our stage with a naughty wild ride though history’s fascination with tapping, smashing, chopping and banging. Pull up a seat for this wicked, wrong-but-so-right brand of effery you will not soon forget. Featuring special guest comedian Dave Lester.

09/24/2019

We the Commuters goes live-in-studio with a look at homelessness in the subways, hosted by Shumita Basu along with her fellow WNYC and Gothamist reporters.
The number of people sleeping on the trains is up as commuters confront “compassion fatigue” and elected officials propose partial solutions. Get context on the current crisis with Josh Dean of the homeless advocacy group Human.nyc, State Senator Liz Krueger, Giselle Routhier, policy director of Coalition for the Homeless and Kathryn Wylde of Partnership for NYC.

09/20/2019
This Season in The Greene Space

We've got a packed new season of intimate performances and fresh conversations kicking off this month!

Live broadcasts from WNYC's Brian Lehrer, intimate classical concerts from WQXR, All Of It With Alison Stewart's new #GetLit book club, Rebecca Carroll's #BlackIconsofArt series and more. Get all the details right here: https://thegreenespace.org/events/

09/19/2019

Our #CoveringClimateNow week continues with Brian Lehrer broadcasting live from The Greene Space.

On the show: we discuss the youth-led climate strike with Fridays For Future USA's Jade Lozada and Alliance for Climate Education's Vic Barrett; justice and resiliency efforts to protect low-income communities with Eddie Bautista of New York City Environmental Justice Alliance and Nicole Scott-Harris of NJEJA - New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance; how the media can cover climate change better with Covering Climate Now creator Mark Hertsgaard and endclimatesilence.org's Genevieve Guenther; plus - Is It Recyclable: The Game Show!

09/16/2019

Watch performances from some of the artists you’ll be seeing and hearing at New York City’s concert halls this fall! Featuring Alma Deutscher; Calidore String Quartet; Elizabeth DeShong; Jennifer Koh; and members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra live from The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR. Hosted by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest.

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