Date(s) - 07/20/2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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The season’s festivities kick off with one of our city’s greatest living artists and a true Renaissance woman. For this extraordinary evening, the writer behind celebrated memoirs Just Kids, which won the National Book Award, and the “achingly beautiful” M Train (New York Times) presents an evening of poetry, prose, and acoustic music. In moving between these forms, Smith will channel the city’s creative energy as only she can, bringing a folk-informed approach to experimentalism that has endeared her to artists and audiences the world over.
The all-female, Latin Grammy–nominated group Mariachi Flor de Toloache underscores the cosmopolitan, only-in-New York vibe of the evening with their virtuosic ranchera interpretations of traditional Mexican songs, Latin dance tunes, jazz standards, and pop hits, sung in both English and Spanish.