14th Street Y Theater

344 E 14th St

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14th Street Y Theater is located in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Long before the musical "Rent" brought in legions of pierced, tattooed teenagers from every corner of America (and drove up the rents), the East Village was an eclectic mix of elderly Ukranians and Poles, Dominican and Puerto Rican families, and assorted artists, wanna-be bohemians, punks, their followers, lovers and friends. (Did we leave anyone out?) Largely gone are the heroin dealers, all night parties, punk music extravaganzas and infamous Bagel Tree of the 1980s and early 1990s, but the real landmarks remain, including the Joseph Papp Public Theater, Tompkins Square Park, and Cooper Union. The Public offers some of New York’s finest Off-Broadway Theater as well as Joe’s Pub, with a diverse variety of live shows. Beautiful Tompkins Square Park offers something for everyone, including dog runs, basketball courts, a weekly market, outdoor music events, and occasionally local characters chatting late into the night to infrequent riots. To be fair, few other parks in America have played such an important role in radical or anarchist history.

Many long-time residents complain of the neighborhood’s recent gentrification, and skyrocketing rents forced even legendary punk club CBGB's to exit the neighborhood, replaced by a John Varvatos boutique. And while there are truly many new restaurants and boutiques dotting Avenues A, B and C, lots of the famous watering holes, dives, and other unclassifiably scrappy bars remain. Some of our favorites include Mars on lower First Avenue, Zum Schneider on Avenue C, 2A on the corner of Second Street and Avenue A, and Lit Lounge, with its adjoining Fuse Gallery. Make sure to check out the Polish butcher stores on First Avenue and the nearby Italian pastry shops, walk along the Ukranian strip of Second Avenue, try one of the Japanese restaurants on East Ninth Street, and also walk along St. Marks Place, one of New York’s most eclectic streets.

East 4th Street's Theater Row boasts cultural buildings which house eight theaters and twelve dance companies as well as a couple of community development groups. Among its members are New York Theater Workshop, La MaMa Experimental Theatre, Rod Rodgers Dance Co., WOW Cafe Theatre, Millennium Film Workshop, Duo Multicultural Arts Center, Teatro Circulo, Downtown Art, Alpha Omega Dance Co., Choices Theater, Teatro IATI, Cooper Square Committee and Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association.

The Nuyorican Poets Café is still going strong on East Third Street between Avenues B and C. Since 1973 its mission has been to create a multi-cultural venue that provides a stage for artists traditionally underrepresented in the mainstream media and culture. Poetry slams, theater performances, open jam sessions for hip-hop, poetry and jazz, as well as unique screenplay readings all take place on a weekly basis in this intimate cultural setting.

For film buffs, we would be remiss not to mention the Anthology Film Archives on East 2nd Street, a local theater best known for consistently showing the finest in avant-garde and experimental cinema. We also recommend the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street, home away from home for those who enjoy great acoustics and the company of die hard independent film fans.

The East Village is also home to the trendy Cooper Square Hotel as well as the charming Gem Hotel, making it a great neighborhood to enjoy your stay in New York.

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344 E 14th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 780-0800

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The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey To Find...Superhero w/in

The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning solo show written and performed by cancer survivor Valerie David, directed by Padraic Lillis and Maris Heller. Now battling breast cancer after fighting off lymphoma, Valerie does something... [ + ] most people facing cancer in their life probably wouldn't think of doing. With a fear that she might lose “the girls,” she takes them out for one last hurrah. And does Valerie succeed? Is there a “happy ending”? Come see the show to find out! This adventurous solo show follows Valerie's journey to seek her own “hulk-like” strength to find her superhero within to become a two-time cancer survivor. An empowering and true story of inspiration that’s been touring the globe, with plenty of humor—guaranteed!

Eight performances will be staged on the following schedule: Tuesday, October 8th at 1:00 p.m.; Thursday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night Reception); Friday, October 11th at 11:00 a.m.; Friday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 12th at 1:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 12th at 7:30 p.m. (Special Guest Panel Talkback); Sunday, October 13th at 1:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 13th at 5:00 p.m.

Valerie “hulked out” on cancer. Her solo play is a celebration of being comfortable in one’s own skin, of embracing and accepting one’s own body—no matter the shape or size. And her performances coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Her comical take is sure to have audience members laughing out loud, to capture their emotions, and to inspire them to find their own inner superheroes to help them conquer any adversity in their own lives. The Pink Hulk is a true testament to the power we have within to fight back any adversity in life—to never give up and always have hope!

“My show is not just about fighting cancer; it has a universal message of hope and empowerment,” Valerie said. And after all, a cancer diagnosis means only one thing: Time to get laid! Valerie has been performing worldwide in 26 different theater venues since its debut in 2016, garnering rave reviews and winning several awards including The WOW award in Sweden’s Gothenburg Fringe Festival.

Valerie David (playwright/performer/producer) wrote the autobiographical comedic drama The Pink Hulk as a two-time cancer survivor to express the empowerment she felt being able to find humor and superhero inner strength going through two bouts of cancer—first Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (1999) and then Stage II Breast Cancer (2014-2015), 15 years later. She is a true superhero. Valerie raises money through The Pink Hulk performances for domestic and international cancer organizations. She is currently developing her new solo show Baggage from BaghDAD about her father and his family fleeing Iraq in 1941 from religious persecution—and how their survival shaped who she is today.

10/08/2019 01:00 PM
Tue, October 08
1:00PM
$
From 15 to 25
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The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey To Find...Superhero w/in

The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning solo show written and performed by cancer survivor Valerie David, directed by Padraic Lillis and Maris Heller. Now battling breast cancer after fighting off lymphoma, Valerie does something... [ + ] most people facing cancer in their life probably wouldn't think of doing. With a fear that she might lose “the girls,” she takes them out for one last hurrah. And does Valerie succeed? Is there a “happy ending”? Come see the show to find out! This adventurous solo show follows Valerie's journey to seek her own “hulk-like” strength to find her superhero within to become a two-time cancer survivor. An empowering and true story of inspiration that’s been touring the globe, with plenty of humor—guaranteed!

Eight performances will be staged on the following schedule: Tuesday, October 8th at 1:00 p.m.; Thursday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night Reception); Friday, October 11th at 11:00 a.m.; Friday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 12th at 1:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 12th at 7:30 p.m. (Special Guest Panel Talkback); Sunday, October 13th at 1:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 13th at 5:00 p.m.

Valerie “hulked out” on cancer. Her solo play is a celebration of being comfortable in one’s own skin, of embracing and accepting one’s own body—no matter the shape or size. And her performances coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Her comical take is sure to have audience members laughing out loud, to capture their emotions, and to inspire them to find their own inner superheroes to help them conquer any adversity in their own lives. The Pink Hulk is a true testament to the power we have within to fight back any adversity in life—to never give up and always have hope!

“My show is not just about fighting cancer; it has a universal message of hope and empowerment,” Valerie said. And after all, a cancer diagnosis means only one thing: Time to get laid! Valerie has been performing worldwide in 26 different theater venues since its debut in 2016, garnering rave reviews and winning several awards including The WOW award in Sweden’s Gothenburg Fringe Festival.

Valerie David (playwright/performer/producer) wrote the autobiographical comedic drama The Pink Hulk as a two-time cancer survivor to express the empowerment she felt being able to find humor and superhero inner strength going through two bouts of cancer—first Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (1999) and then Stage II Breast Cancer (2014-2015), 15 years later. She is a true superhero. Valerie raises money through The Pink Hulk performances for domestic and international cancer organizations. She is currently developing her new solo show Baggage from BaghDAD about her father and his family fleeing Iraq in 1941 from religious persecution—and how their survival shaped who she is today.

10/09/2019 01:00 PM
Wed, October 09
1:00PM
$
From 15 to 25
Get Tickets

The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey To Find...Superhero w/in

The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning solo show written and performed by cancer survivor Valerie David, directed by Padraic Lillis and Maris Heller. Now battling breast cancer after fighting off lymphoma, Valerie does something... [ + ] most people facing cancer in their life probably wouldn't think of doing. With a fear that she might lose “the girls,” she takes them out for one last hurrah. And does Valerie succeed? Is there a “happy ending”? Come see the show to find out! This adventurous solo show follows Valerie's journey to seek her own “hulk-like” strength to find her superhero within to become a two-time cancer survivor. An empowering and true story of inspiration that’s been touring the globe, with plenty of humor—guaranteed!

Eight performances will be staged on the following schedule: Tuesday, October 8th at 1:00 p.m.; Thursday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night Reception); Friday, October 11th at 11:00 a.m.; Friday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 12th at 1:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 12th at 7:30 p.m. (Special Guest Panel Talkback); Sunday, October 13th at 1:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 13th at 5:00 p.m.

Valerie “hulked out” on cancer. Her solo play is a celebration of being comfortable in one’s own skin, of embracing and accepting one’s own body—no matter the shape or size. And her performances coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Her comical take is sure to have audience members laughing out loud, to capture their emotions, and to inspire them to find their own inner superheroes to help them conquer any adversity in their own lives. The Pink Hulk is a true testament to the power we have within to fight back any adversity in life—to never give up and always have hope!

“My show is not just about fighting cancer; it has a universal message of hope and empowerment,” Valerie said. And after all, a cancer diagnosis means only one thing: Time to get laid! Valerie has been performing worldwide in 26 different theater venues since its debut in 2016, garnering rave reviews and winning several awards including The WOW award in Sweden’s Gothenburg Fringe Festival.

Valerie David (playwright/performer/producer) wrote the autobiographical comedic drama The Pink Hulk as a two-time cancer survivor to express the empowerment she felt being able to find humor and superhero inner strength going through two bouts of cancer—first Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (1999) and then Stage II Breast Cancer (2014-2015), 15 years later. She is a true superhero. Valerie raises money through The Pink Hulk performances for domestic and international cancer organizations. She is currently developing her new solo show Baggage from BaghDAD about her father and his family fleeing Iraq in 1941 from religious persecution—and how their survival shaped who she is today.

10/10/2019 01:00 PM
Thu, October 10
1:00PM
$
From 15 to 25
Get Tickets

The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey To Find...Superhero w/in

The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning solo show written and performed by cancer survivor Valerie David, directed by Padraic Lillis and Maris Heller. Now battling breast cancer after fighting off lymphoma, Valerie does something... [ + ] most people facing cancer in their life probably wouldn't think of doing. With a fear that she might lose “the girls,” she takes them out for one last hurrah. And does Valerie succeed? Is there a “happy ending”? Come see the show to find out! This adventurous solo show follows Valerie's journey to seek her own “hulk-like” strength to find her superhero within to become a two-time cancer survivor. An empowering and true story of inspiration that’s been touring the globe, with plenty of humor—guaranteed!

Eight performances will be staged on the following schedule: Tuesday, October 8th at 1:00 p.m.; Thursday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night Reception); Friday, October 11th at 11:00 a.m.; Friday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 12th at 1:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 12th at 7:30 p.m. (Special Guest Panel Talkback); Sunday, October 13th at 1:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 13th at 5:00 p.m.

Valerie “hulked out” on cancer. Her solo play is a celebration of being comfortable in one’s own skin, of embracing and accepting one’s own body—no matter the shape or size. And her performances coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Her comical take is sure to have audience members laughing out loud, to capture their emotions, and to inspire them to find their own inner superheroes to help them conquer any adversity in their own lives. The Pink Hulk is a true testament to the power we have within to fight back any adversity in life—to never give up and always have hope!

“My show is not just about fighting cancer; it has a universal message of hope and empowerment,” Valerie said. And after all, a cancer diagnosis means only one thing: Time to get laid! Valerie has been performing worldwide in 26 different theater venues since its debut in 2016, garnering rave reviews and winning several awards including The WOW award in Sweden’s Gothenburg Fringe Festival.

Valerie David (playwright/performer/producer) wrote the autobiographical comedic drama The Pink Hulk as a two-time cancer survivor to express the empowerment she felt being able to find humor and superhero inner strength going through two bouts of cancer—first Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (1999) and then Stage II Breast Cancer (2014-2015), 15 years later. She is a true superhero. Valerie raises money through The Pink Hulk performances for domestic and international cancer organizations. She is currently developing her new solo show Baggage from BaghDAD about her father and his family fleeing Iraq in 1941 from religious persecution—and how their survival shaped who she is today.

10/11/2019 01:00 PM
Fri, October 11
1:00PM
$
From 15 to 25
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