Sheen Center is celebrating their grand opening with a three week festival of thought-provoking theater, film, dance, music, poetry, art, discourse and more.  *The first 100 tickets for each event are $10, and there are 5 FREE events still available!

9/19 *Dorothy Day: Reaching out to people on the periphery – The parallels and connections between Dorothy Day and Pope Francis; with a panel discussion and screening of the documentary Don’t Call Me A Saint.

9/19 Audrey Assad & Vince Scheuerman in Concert – Nashville based singer-songwriters bring their soulful and moving songs to the Loreto stage, for an evening of Christian indie folk music.

9/20 *Bubble Do Beatles: “All you need is love” – Bring the kids to see NY’s preeminent Beatles tribute band for the Fab Four’s songs about love and hope.

9/20 *Faith and the State of the City – Discussion with former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rabbi Joseph Patasnik, and Jim Gill. 1st Annual Edward I. Koch Memorial Lecture Series.

9/21 “Step into the Light”: Broadway’s fastest rising talent takes centerstage – Featuring Broadway’s Aaron Lazar, Alysha Umphress, Analisa Learning & David St. Louis. Directed by Ted Sperling.

9/23 Divine Movement: An evening of sacred dance – Companies from four different traditions: Avodah; Sakshi; the Trinity Movement Choir; and Omega Dance Company.

9/25 Pope Francis at Madison Square Garden – The Pre-Mass Event at The Garden is presented by The Archdiocese of New York in association with The Sheen Center. NO TICKETS AVAILABLE.

9/26 Elaine Kwon and Friends: Savor your senses – An evening of music, wine, chocolate, and more… World renowned pianist Elaine Kwon presents her acclaimed music and food/wine pairing event featuring master chef Ryan Smith and other musical guests.

9/27 Amore Opera: The stars align – Met stars Apile Milo, Francesco Casannova, and rising European star nicholas Tamagna, join forces with exciting voices from Amore’s current roster.

9/27 *Today’s Trends in Education: A federal, state and city perspective – Dr. Timothy McNiff, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of NY, will moderate a panel discussion on the Common Core Learning Standards and Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK), two issues receiving much attention lately.

9/28 *Physician-Assisted Suicide: Life in balance – Join us for a well-balanced discussion on this highly controversial practice. With Donald Landry & David Leven. (Registration required)

9/28  The Spokend Word: Jericho Brown, Marie Howe, Anis Mojgani – Two-time National Poetry Slam winner Anis Mojgani joins fellow boards Jericho Brown and New York State Poet Laureate, Marie Howe, in the first of the Sheen Center’s explorations of the Spoken Word.

10/1-10/2 Amish Project – “Extraordinary” – NY Times. Jessica Dickey’s powerful one-woman play about forgiveness featuring Katherine Tanner.

10/3-10/4 *mark – This one-man tour-de-force, performed by George Drance, originally presented at La MaMa, is a modern dramatization of the Gospel of St. Mark.

(*) indicated are free events. Visit website for details.