Final Performance
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Final Performance

A group of young people, one by one, take the stage of the Apollo Theater. They break the silence in the room, sharing words about burning forests and flooded neighborhoods. Words about inequality intensified. Words about dreams they can’t hold freely, the impossibility of a future without fear.

And words about rising together to meet the climate crisis. Words of courage, determination, and hope.

Join us for an evening of powerful performances at the Apollo Theater by the Climate Speaks finalists. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Tickets will go on sale soon. Pre-register for tickets here.

Transportation:

Train: A, B, C or D trains to 125th Street; 2 or 3 trains to 125th Street; 4,5 or 6 trains to 125th Street (take bus Westbound to 8th Avenue/Frederick Douglass Boulevard)

Bus: Bx15, M100, M101

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Finalist workshop 2 (Group B)
Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Finalist workshop 2 (Group B)

Eight finalists in Group B will receive in-depth mentoring from experienced spoken word artists to prepare them to perform onstage at the Apollo Theater.

Transportation:

Train: B,D, F to Broadway-Lafayette St; L to 14 St Union Sq; M to 4th St; R, W to 8th St; 6 to Astor Pl

Bus: M1, M2, M3, M8, M55, M101, M102, M103

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Finalist workshop 2 (Group A)
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Finalist workshop 2 (Group A)

Eight finalists in Group A will receive in-depth mentoring from experienced spoken word artists to prepare them to perform onstage at the Apollo Theater.

Transportation:

Train: B,D, F to Broadway-Lafayette St; L to 14 St Union Sq; M to 4th St; R, W to 8th St; 6 to Astor Pl

Bus: M1, M2, M3, M8, M55, M101, M102, M103

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Finalist workshop 1 (Group B)
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Finalist workshop 1 (Group B)

Eight finalists in Group B will receive in-depth mentoring from experienced spoken word artists to prepare them to perform onstage at the Apollo Theater.

Transportation:

Train: B,D, F to Broadway-Lafayette St; L to 14 St Union Sq; M to 4th St; R, W to 8th St; 6 to Astor Pl

Bus: M1, M2, M3, M8, M55, M101, M102, M103

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Finalist workshop 1 (Group A)
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Finalist workshop 1 (Group A)

Eight finalists in Group A will receive in-depth mentoring from experienced spoken word artists to prepare them to perform onstage at the Apollo Theater.

Transportation:

Train: B,D, F to Broadway-Lafayette St; L to 14 St Union Sq; M to 4th St; R, W to 8th St; 6 to Astor Pl

Bus: M1, M2, M3, M8, M55, M101, M102, M103

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Finalist Auditions 2
May
15
5:00 PM17:00

Finalist Auditions 2

  • New York Botanical Gardens Midtown Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Contestants will be invited to audition before a panel of judges. Auditions will consist of a live performance of one 3-minute poem.

Transportation:

Train: F, B, D, M to 42 St-Bryant Park; 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, W to Times Sq-42 St; 4, 5, 6 to Grand Central (10 minute walk)

Bus: M1, M3, M4, M7, M42, Q32, BxM10, QM5, QM6

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Finalist Auditions 1
May
13
5:00 PM17:00

Finalist Auditions 1

  • New York Botanical Gardens Midtown Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Contestants will be invited to audition before a panel of judges. Auditions will consist of a live performance of one 3-minute poem.

Transportation:

Train: F, B, D, M to 42 St-Bryant Park; 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, W to Times Sq-42 St; 4, 5, 6 to Grand Central (10 minute walk)

Bus: M1, M3, M4, M7, M42, Q32, BxM10, QM5, QM6




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Contestant rehearsal
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Contestant rehearsal

Contestants will practice for the auditions as a group, receiving constructive feedback from peers as well as professional poetry performers.

Transportation:

Train: 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q, and L trains to 14th Street and Union Square; A, C, and E trains to 14th Street; 1, 2, 3, F, and M trains to 14th Street

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Contestant performance workshop 2
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Contestant performance workshop 2

Contestants will receive training from expert performers on how to effectively present their poems to a crowd.

Contestants are required to attend one performance workshop and the semifinalist rehearsal prior to auditioning for the final round.

Transportation:

Train: 2, 3, 4, 5 trains to Borough Hall; R train to Court Street; A train to High Street and the F train to Jay Street

Bus: B61, B63

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Contestant performance workshop 1
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Contestant performance workshop 1

Contestants will receive training from expert performers on how to effectively present their poems to a crowd.

Contestants are required to attend one performance workshop and the semifinalist rehearsal prior to auditioning for the final round.

Transportation:

Train: 2, 3, 4, 5 trains to Borough Hall; R train to Court Street; A train to High Street and the F train to Jay Street

Bus: B61, B63

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Staten Island Workshop: CANCELLED
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Staten Island Workshop: CANCELLED

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center (Harbor Room, Building G, First Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Climate change and poetry: dialogues on justice and action

What is climate change and who does it affect? In this workshop, we will explore the impacts of climate change and their intersections with social justice, as well as creative responses to the climate crisis.

Next, we’ll explore how can we use the arts to advocate for climate action. We will focus on the power of written and spoken poetry to motivate social change. Students will be guided through the process of writing and refining original work.

This workshop is only open to current high school students in the New York Metropolitan area. Register now here.

Transportation:

Bus: S40, S44

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Brooklyn Workshop
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

Brooklyn Workshop

Climate change and poetry: dialogues on justice and action

What is climate change and who does it affect? In this workshop, we will explore the impacts of climate change and their intersections with social justice, as well as creative responses to the climate crisis.

Next, we’ll explore how can we use the arts to advocate for climate action. We will focus on the power of written and spoken poetry to motivate social change. Students will be guided through the process of writing and refining original work.

This workshop is only open to current high school students in the New York Metropolitan area. Register now here.

Transportation:

Train: D, N, R, W to 36th St Station

Bus: B37, B63

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Bronx Workshop
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Bronx Workshop

Climate change and poetry: dialogues on justice and action

What is climate change and who does it affect? In this workshop, we will explore the impacts of climate change and their intersections with social justice, as well as creative responses to the climate crisis.

Next, we’ll explore how can we use the arts to advocate for climate action. We will focus on the power of written and spoken poetry to motivate social change. Students will be guided through the process of writing and refining original work.

This workshop is only open to current high school students in the New York Metropolitan area. Register now here.

Transportation:

Train: 6 to Prospect Ave, Metro North Railroad to Melrose

Bus: Bx15, Bx41, Bx21, Bx35

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Queens Workshop
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Queens Workshop

  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Climate change and poetry: dialogues on justice and action

What is climate change and who does it affect? In this workshop, we will explore the impacts of climate change and their intersections with social justice, as well as creative responses to the climate crisis.

Next, we’ll explore how can we use the arts to advocate for climate action. We will focus on the power of written and spoken poetry to motivate social change. Students will be guided through the process of writing and refining original work.

This workshop is only open to current high school students in the New York Metropolitan area. Register now here.

Transportation:

Train: E, J, and Z to Jamaica Center, Parsons Blvd./Archer Avenue; F to Parsons Blvd, LIRR to Jamaica Station at Sutphin Blvd. & Archer Avenue

Bus: Q 1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q8, Q9, Q9A, Q21, Q24, Q25, Q31, Q34, Q36, Q41, Q42, Q43, Q44, Q54, Q56, Q65, Q83, Q84, Q85, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113, N1, N2, N3, N6, N22, N22A, N24, N26, & X32

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Manhattan Workshop
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Manhattan Workshop

Climate change and poetry: dialogues on justice and action

What is climate change and who does it affect? In this workshop, we will explore the impacts of climate change and their intersections with social justice, as well as creative responses to the climate crisis.

Next, we’ll explore how can we use the arts to advocate for climate action. We will focus on the power of written and spoken poetry to motivate social change. Students will be guided through the process of writing and refining original work.

This workshop is only open to current high school students in the New York Metropolitan area. Register now here.

Transportation:

Train: F, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to 14th St; L, M, R, W, 6 to 23rd St

Bus: BxM8, BxM10, BxM11, M1, M2, M3, M55, SIM1C, SIM3C, SIM33C

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