YAY! FREE MUSIC FRIDAYS! Queen Esther sings Black Americana at The American Folk Art Museum Friday, July 13th 6:30pm 2 Lincoln Center, New York City Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum. Support the proceedings with a donation-based cash wine bar. Admission is always free. Hosted by singer & songwriter Lara Ewen 5:30pm — Teena Mayzing Singer-songwriter 6:05pm — Jeanne Marie Boes Soulful singer-songwriter 6:40pm — Queen Esther Black Americana
Big Easy on the Hudson 2018 Saturday, July 7 7pm – 9pm (Door 6:30) The Triad Ballroom 158 W 72nd St (Btwn Broadway & Columbus) CHARLIE HALLORAN BAND DEWITT FLEMING JR QUEEN ESTHER PERLE NOIRE Please join New York Hot Jazz Festival and Shanghai Mermaid for the 2nd annual Big Easy On The Hudson. After the first edition of our sold-out extravaganza at the Symphony Space last year we wanted to bring you a more intimate, transporting concert/party experiences as we take over a gorgeous, hidden vaudeville house – the Triad Ballroom – to create a one of a kind, New-York-style, retro-nouveau New Orleans hot jazz experience. The Big Easy On The Hudson series serve as a bridge connecting the Big Easy of yesteryear with the Big Apple of today and bring together great artists on the forefront of hot jazz scenes of the two “Big” cities. This year’s headlining NOLA star bringing you a program of sizzling New Orleans’ hot jazz is the brilliant trombone player / band leader Charlie Halloran with his band. Mahogany Hall Pleasure Society Jazz Band’s leader, the phenomenal Jon-Erik Kellso, will be joining our NOLA guests as a representative of New York hot jazz world. The blowout Summer evening will also feature a constellation of special star guests including international tap dance sensation DeWitt Fleming Jr, early blues royalty, Queen Esther, and yet another royal, New Orleans’ own queen of burlesque, Perle Noire.
FRESH: Live! presents In With The New! Tuesday, June 5th 9:30am – 5pm App Nexus 28 W. 23rd St. 4th fl. New York City PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther opens this event with original Black Americana. For this inaugural event, FRESH will gather our speakers and special guests for a day of cutting-edge conversation about “the new” that we are seeing emerge today—from science to fashion, gender equality to afrofuturism, policy to protesting youth. FRESH: Live manifests the mission of FRESH Speakers onto the main stage—centered around the belief that learning from a wider variety of humans makes for a smarter, more equitable world. Our goal is not only to create catalytic conversation between some of the most talented leaders we know, but also model what it looks like to convene and host gatherings that embody the principles of inclusion and belonging—not just tick diversity boxes, or preach to the usual choir. We invite you to explore just beyond the horizon line with us. The future is now.
INTREPID: Battle of the Big Bands Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, W 46th Street and 12th Av, NYC Saturday, May 26, 2018 8:00pm – 1:00pm 21+ w/ID FOR TICKETS, CLICK HERE Check-in at the box office starts at 7:15pm for General Admission and at 7:00pm for VIP. The ship opens at 8:00pm. EARLY CHECK-IN & BOARDING Arrive between 7:00pm and 8:00pm for early checkin and enjoy live music by the Madhattan Quartet on the pier, explore the new exhibition “A View from the Deep: The Submarine Growler & the Cold War,” and get complimentary non-alcoholic refreshments (while supplies last) before boarding the ship! Then at 8pm the Intrepid opens, and you can quickly board the ship from the pier! The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Prohibition Productions proudly present our third annual epic battle of the big bands and swing dance on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid. May 26th is also International Lindy Hop Day – Frankie Manning’s birthday!! This highly anticipated one-night-only annual special event is also an official part of Fleet Week 2018 and sells out every year! We celebrate the music, dancing, and style of the Swing Era featuring three of NYC’s best big bands playing on the flightdeck on a giant fifty foot stage; plus a barbershop quartet, 1940’s-style photo booth, a vintage fashion contest, swing dance performances, dance contests, free beginner swing dance lessons, our lovely pinup gals, vendors on the front of the flight deck, and you’ll find even more live […]
Green Fairy at The Red Room Thursday, October 5th, 2017! Doors open at 9:30pm. Tasting at 10pm! Join us as we celebrate our monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an introduction on what makes absinthe so unique and mysterious. This month we will feature Mata Hari Absinthe Bohemian! Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe’s history and rituals. We’ll have special guests Queen Esther and Cassandra Rosebeetle! Live piano with Chris Johnson! Holly Honeypot will be at the door, Ms Zelma will be tending the absinthe pours, and Mr. Nelson Lugo spin hot tunes during the breaks! Tickets are available at http://greenfairyoctober2017.bpt.me/ Tickets and Dress Code Dress Code: Suit and tie, cocktail attire ($16 in advance, $20 at the Door. Suggested Attire: Vintage, evening wear, unmentionables or intimate attire ($11 in advance, $15 at the Door) Two drink minimum! The Red Room at KGB Bar 85 E 4th St New York