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Coming This Fall

The Greene Space is WNYC and WQXR's lab for new ideas, an incubator of fresh talent, a living room-meets-public square convening honest conversations about the life, art and politics of our city and our world. 

This fall, join us for live events and performances as deliberately eclectic, rich, diverse and surprising as the city we embrace. We'll do a deep dive into election year politics, launch two new monthly performance series that celebrate New York City artists and continue to bring together the brightest minds in arts and culture for intimate conversations that would never happen any place else.

Click the links below for events and tickets in each series.

Live Election 2016 Coverage in The Greene Space

Series begins September 1

Join us as we take a deep dive into the election at The Greene Space — WNYC's living room-meets-public square. Through live journalism, conversation and performance, we'll explore the issues, ideas and newsmakers shaping our local and national politics. 


Political Party with Keli Goff

Series returns September 19

Sidestep the horserace and sound bites and join us live in The Greene Space as we dig deeper into the people and ideas shaping our political landscape. Each month, writer and journalist Keli Goff hosts an only-in-New York cocktail party for the politically curious. She'll convene an eclectic group of thinkers, scholars and artists to sort through this messy democracy of ours. 


How I Got Over: Reinventing Language Around Race

Series kicks off September 30

Join us for a new project reinventing language around race through a series of conversations and performances that explore, express and examine what it means when a social construct becomes the social order. We want people to get personal. We want provocative dialogue. We want to generate new language to execute real change. We want to hear people explore racism. Guests will include actress Kristin Davis and authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel José Older.


WQXR Presents Midday Masterpieces

Series begins on September 7

Take a respite from your busy work day with the glories of classical music. Hear rising stars from The Juilliard School perform selections from some of classical music’s best-loved composers in The Greene Space. Leave the emails, phone calls, and stress behind, and settle in for an hour of musical serenity. Events are free and take place every first Wednesday of the month at 1 pm.  


Julian Fleisher

 44 Charlton: A Variety Show

Series begins October 7

Downtown is still weird and wonderful we’ve got the variety show to prove it! 44 Charlton is the place where you’ll find a feast of music, comedy, dance, poetry, art, and more – all served up right here in our own Soho studio on the first Friday of every month. Hosted by the inimitable Julian Fleisher and powered by brilliant performers who call the five boroughs home.


Live at WNYC Studios: Monthly Podcast Tapings

Series returns September 16

Hear, here! Every month in The Greene Space, get into episodes of your favorite podcasts recorded live and uncut long before they hit your earbuds. Coming up this season: Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Fake the Nation and Playing on Air


City Center Encores! Unscripted: A Broadway Conversation Series

Series begins October 17

The history of the American musical is both glorious and complicated. What can we learn by examining where the Broadway musical has been and where it's going? The Greene Space and New York City Center have teamed up for another season of Encores! Unscripted  conversations and performances that expand on the center's Tony-honored series and explore how musicals have reflected and shaped American life. 


Icons & Innovators with Susan Fales-Hill

Series begins September 9

Author and award-winning television writer and producer Susan Fales-Hill launches a new series of one-of-a-kind, in-depth interviews in The Greene Space with groundbreaking thinkers and artists whose work has shaped our cultural landscape — as well as the next generation who will define its future. 


Lopate & Locavores

Series begins November 3

Three-time James Beard Award winner and longtime WNYC afternoon host Leonard Lopate makes audiences salivate – and taste new things – with Lopate & Locavores, the popular live event series spotlighting New York City’s local food scene.

He’s back for a seventh year to delve into the luscious world of chocolate with a top local chocolatier, ask famous international chefs what brought them here and how they’ve adapted to NYC in the process, and in a time where everyone is snapping pictures on their iPhones at dinner, we’ll hear from a panel of food stylists about the magical art of making a simple vegetable on a plate look ravishing. 


Architecture & Design Film Festival Sneak Preview

Series begins September 7

The Greene Space at WNYC joins the Architecture & Design Film Festival in celebrating the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design with a series of three exclusive sneak preview screenings of films with a local focus.  All films will be introduced by ADFF festival director Kyle Bergman and be followed by talkbacks moderated by The Takeaway