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The Greene Space wrapped up its 2011-2012 season and it has been an adventurous year. It's only fitting that we take a look back at just some of the highlights from the season. Join the conversation! Share your favorite moments from this past year on our Facebook page or in the comments section below..



  • WQXR Presents The Metropolitan Opera in The Greene Space. MET General Manager Peter Gelb previewed the season in conversation with Anna Netrebko and Deborah Voigt.
  • The NEXT New York Conversation hosted by Farai Chideya explored THE REAL COST OF UNEMPLOYMENT – to individuals and families, personal and mental health, and to communities and the nation.
  • Lopate and Locavores: Sustainable Seafood. Leonard Lopate discussed sustainable seafood with Carl Safina, president and co-founder of the Blue Ocean Institute, and Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin, a four-star restaurant specializing in seafood. The evening included an oyster shucking demo by Karen Rivara.



  • JS 30: Three Decades of John Schaefer. An evening of live music and heartfelt memories celebrating Schaefer’s inimitable contributions to the musical life of New York City. Angelique Kidjo emceed the event.
  • A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama. The novella has stood the test of time and is a timeless classic that still touches the hearts of audiences worldwide. Ebenezer Scrooge, was played by F. Murray Abraham.



MARCH 2012:

  • The Greene Space presented a conversation on the new take on Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire starring Blair Underwood, as Stanley, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Stella, Nicole Ari Parker as Blanche, Wood Harris as Mitch and Director Emily Man.
  • Women Writers on the Horizon with Alice Walker, Sonia Sanchez and Ruby Dee.

APRIL 2012:

MAY 2012:

  • Preservation in New York: The Evolving Conversation. Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen led a conversation about the shape of New York present and future. His guests included Bonnie Burnham, president of the World Monuments Fund, Paul Goldberger, who has written about architecture and NYC for almost 30 years and teaches at the New School and David Mohney, a Professor of Architecture at the College of Design at the University of Kentucky.

JUNE 2012:

  • The NEXT New York Conversation: Wynton Marsalis.World renowned trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis joined us for the first time at The Greene Space in conversation with WQXR's Elliott Forrest.
  • Inside Look: The Australian Ballet. This June, the acclaimed troupe celebrated its 50th anniversary in New York—starting with a preview in The Greene Space.
  • The Ultimate Battle. The fans have spoken. The finalists from each borough faced off to see who would be named the best in New York! The Battle of the Boroughs started with 524 artists and it came down to one.

JULY 2012:

  • The Shakespeare Marathon. The Greene Space presented a unique blend of excerpts from all 37 plays of the bard—the comedies, the histories, the tragedies—with actors and performance artists from all walks of life.

Comments [2]

gina ballinger from graz, austria

i look forward to a DVD of the whole series of Their Eyes Were Watching God! its disappointing that when i re-listen the program gets cut off! Thank You so much also for david henry wong and always! rosie perez! gina ballinger

Aug. 28 2012 05:49 AM
M. "Trika" Smith-Burke from The Greene Space

My two favorites this season were two series: one was the readings of Sir Alan Ayckbourn's plays and Their Eyes Were Watching God (I only was able to get a ticket to one of these performances since I didn't tune into the fact that it was being done. Definitely my loss!)

Great work!

Aug. 09 2012 05:01 PM

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