NYPOPS UP TO REINTRODUCE LIVE PERFORMANCE TO NYC

February 8, 2021, 6:43.46 pm ET  

NYPOPS UP TO REINTRODUCE LIVE PERFORMANCE TO NYC
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced NY PopsUp, an unprecedented and expansive festival featuring hundreds of live pop-up performances that are intended to revitalize the spirit and emotional well-being of New York citizens while jumpstarting New York’s struggling live entertainment sector, which has been negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID crisis. Events will begin this month and continue throughout the summer.

Events will begin on Saturday, February 20 with a performance at the Javits Center as a special tribute to our healthcare workers that will feature Jon Batiste, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Cecile McLorin Salvant and Ayodele Casel, along with additional special guests. Throughout the day, these performers will travel around New York City, meeting audiences at various locations throughout all five boroughs in courtyards, workplaces, parks, and street corners. Saturday’s events will conclude with one of Jon Batiste’s signature “Love Riots” beginning at Walt Whitman Park and ending at Golconda Playground in Brooklyn.

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Among the many confirmed artists who will perform throughout 2021 are Hugh Jackman, Renée Fleming, Amy Schumer, Alec Baldwin, Chris Rock, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Isabel Leonard, Nico Muhly, Joyce DiDonato, John Early and Kate Berlant, Patti Smith, Mandy Patinkin, Raja Feather Kelly, J’Nai Bridges, Kenan Thompson, Gavin Creel, Garth Fagan, Larry Owens, Q-Tip, Billy Porter, Conrad Tao, Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber, Tina Landau, Rhiannon Giddens, Aparna Nancherla, Anthony Rodriguez, Jonathan Groff, Savion Glover, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Chris Celiz, Christine Goerke, Kelli O’Hara, Dev Hynes, Phoebe Robinson, Sara Mearns, George Saunders, Caleb Teicher, Danielle Brooks, Jeremy Denk, Idina Menzel, Sondra Radvanovsky, Gaby Moreno, Davóne Tines, Jerrod Carmichael, Taylor Mac, Sutton Foster, Jessie Mueller, and Courtney ToPanga Washington.

NY PopsUp will also include the 20th Anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival, to run June 9 through June 20. With over 300 ticketed and non-ticketed events, the film festival will have screenings, panel discussions, concerts and more in parks, on piers, on buildings and on barges. The Festival will also host a closing night celebration of Juneteenth

Finally, NYPopUps will include the opening of one of New York’s most highly anticipated projects, Little Island, a first-of-its-kind public park on the Hudson River that merges nature and art. The Island was dreamt up as a solution to repair and reinvigorate New York’s West Side after the destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy. Little Island will host its own festival, The Festival at Little Island, from August 11 through September 5. It will host an average of 16 events per day, for a total of 325 performances by approximately 500 artists.

For more information, visit NYPopsUp.com

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