Ending Note - One Night Only! Never before seen in NYC!!
Jun
8
12:30pm12:30pm

Ending Note - One Night Only! Never before seen in NYC!!

Admission Free

One Night Only!
The Award-Winning Movie

Ending Note

Monday 6/26, 7:30 - 9pm

Door opens at 7 pm

Movie length: 90 minutes.

Rutgers Church

236 West 73rd Street, New York, NY 10023

He was a typical Japanese salesman, working at the same company for over 40 years. Upon retirement, he looked to enjoy his freedom but life had other plans for him. He was shortly diagnosed with late stage cancer and not much time to live.

"Ending Note" documents his last journey. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll savor every moment of it. 

Official website (in Japanese) : http://www.bitters.co.jp/endingnote/

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A Manhattan Story - Spring Concert
May
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

A Manhattan Story - Spring Concert

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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

6:30 pm Door Opens

7:00 - 8:30 pm  Award Ceremony, Concert and Cocktail Reception

Tenri Cultural Insitute
43A WEST 13TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10011
Suggested Donation Level:
General Admission $45
Student and Senior $25

RSVP Required. Seats are limited. Click here to RSVP

7-7:20 pm Opening performance by Noah Shukla, the Seven-year-old pianist AND Award Ceremony for Sarah McDowell, Senior in Kent Place High School, NJ

7:20-8:05 Concert

8:10-8:45 Cocktail Reception

Guest Artists:

Eiko Kano, Violinist

Ms.Kano is an active violinist serves as an assistant concertmaster for the Albany Symphony as well as freelancing with New York Philharmonic. Eiko’s early success includes participation in master class by Isaac Stern in which resulted her to be invited again by him the following year. She also made a highly acclaimed appearance in TV drama directed by Jin Tatsumura both in acting and violin performance. She received both Bachelor and Master degree in music from Manhattan School of Music. She also has won numerous awards including the top prize in the 4th International Music Competition of Tokyo and Forval Scholarship which enabled her to play on the Stradivarius violin for two years. Eiko currently enjoys active career both in New York and Japan. 

Ms.Kano is an active violinist serves as an assistant concertmaster for the Albany Symphony as well as freelancing with New York Philharmonic. Eiko’s early success includes participation in master class by Isaac Stern in which resulted her to be invited again by him the following year. She also made a highly acclaimed appearance in TV drama directed by Jin Tatsumura both in acting and violin performance. She received both Bachelor and Master degree in music from Manhattan School of Music. She also has won numerous awards including the top prize in the 4th International Music Competition of Tokyo and Forval Scholarship which enabled her to play on the Stradivarius violin for two years. Eiko currently enjoys active career both in New York and Japan. 

Stephen Olsen, Pianist

Called "Superb" by the Boston Globe, pianist Stephen Olsen commands a wide range of repertoire and maintains an active teaching career as piano faculty at Greenwich House Music School in New York City. Solo performance engagements include recitals in his native city Seattle, a concerto performance in Kuala Lumpur, and performances of contemporary music in Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium. Olsen holds a Master’s degree and Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Stony Brook University.

Called "Superb" by the Boston Globe, pianist Stephen Olsen commands a wide range of repertoire and maintains an active teaching career as piano faculty at Greenwich House Music School in New York City. Solo performance engagements include recitals in his native city Seattle, a concerto performance in Kuala Lumpur, and performances of contemporary music in Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium. Olsen holds a Master’s degree and Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Stony Brook University.

Tadesh Inagaki, Narrator

  Tadesh is an actor, singer, and entrepreneur with over 12 years of acting experience in professional and University settings in Boston, Princeton, NJ, and New York City. He graduated from Princeton University in 2014 with a degree in Economics and a certificate in Theater, and received the Outstanding Creative Thesis Award for his creation and performance of Inside/Out, a new documentary play about the systemic issues and human challenges of incarceration and reentry in the US. Tadesh co-owns and operates Jianbing Company, a Brooklyn-based food business.

 

Tadesh is an actor, singer, and entrepreneur with over 12 years of acting experience in professional and University settings in Boston, Princeton, NJ, and New York City. He graduated from Princeton University in 2014 with a degree in Economics and a certificate in Theater, and received the Outstanding Creative Thesis Award for his creation and performance of Inside/Out, a new documentary play about the systemic issues and human challenges of incarceration and reentry in the US. Tadesh co-owns and operates Jianbing Company, a Brooklyn-based food business.

Catering by Misako Izawa - ShikiNYC

As a former fashion design editor in Japan, I came to NYC to start my own business for my lifelong passion. There I met my partner who shared my vision and shiki nyc was born in April 2016.  We called our company "shiki" which in Japanese translates to four seasons, emphasizing the seasonality and freshness of our food.  I'm thrilled to bring my background in Japanese cuisine (both my mother and grandmother were cooking teachers in Japan) to show you my own distinct and unique style of Japanese cooking.  My goal is to inspire food lovers by showing how visually striking and uniquely tasting my own style of healthy and creative Japanese cooking can be.  -Misako

As a former fashion design editor in Japan, I came to NYC to start my own business for my lifelong passion. There I met my partner who shared my vision and shiki nyc was born in April 2016.  We called our company "shiki" which in Japanese translates to four seasons, emphasizing the seasonality and freshness of our food.  I'm thrilled to bring my background in Japanese cuisine (both my mother and grandmother were cooking teachers in Japan) to show you my own distinct and unique style of Japanese cooking.  My goal is to inspire food lovers by showing how visually striking and uniquely tasting my own style of healthy and creative Japanese cooking can be.  -Misako

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Mar
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Edo Night

Monday, March 20, 2017

EDO NIGHT AND SAKE TASTING at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30 pm).

OPERA AMERICA

330 Seventh Avenue, NY, NY 10011

Donation Level

General Admission $40 

Student and Senior $25

On March 20, we're hosting a very fun Japanese Edo night. It will all be in English of course. We will have a traditional Rakugo comedy performance as well as a Japanese light Hors d'oeuvre including Sake from "Sake Suki", and the generous food sponsors from "Cha-an", "Sobaya".

Rakugo is a traditional form of verbal comedy dating back to the Japanese Edo Period (1603-1868). Wearing kimono, performers sit on stage to unravel stories based on puns and wordplay, told through dialogues with several characters. They act out different scenes by changing the tone and pitch of their voice, turning their head to help the audience identify the speaker, using only sensu fans and tenugui handkerchiefs as props.

Performers:

Kanariya Eiraku: Teacher at Kanda University of International Studies and Komazawa University. He also has some private classes of English Rakugo. He performs Rakugo in English and sings Japanese songs, both traditional and modern, in English with ukulele. He performed Engish rakugo in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix and several other cities in the US. He is going to have an English rakugo workshop and perform English rakugo in Copenhagen, Denmark in May.

Kanariya Eiraku: Teacher at Kanda University of International Studies and Komazawa University. He also has some private classes of English Rakugo. He performs Rakugo in English and sings Japanese songs, both traditional and modern, in English with ukulele. He performed Engish rakugo in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix and several other cities in the US. He is going to have an English rakugo workshop and perform English rakugo in Copenhagen, Denmark in May.

Kanariya Ichirin: Teacher at Kanda University of International Studies and Waseda University. She performed English rakugo in Arizona last year.

Kanariya Ichirin: Teacher at Kanda University of International Studies and Waseda University. She performed English rakugo in Arizona last year.

Kanariya Shichimi: Kanariya was a teacher at a senior high school, and she performed English Rakugo in Los Angeles in 2015. 

Kanariya Shichimi: Kanariya was a teacher at a senior high school, and she performed English Rakugo in Los Angeles in 2015. 

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