Jun. 26: Tina & Friends: BYOB (Bring Your Own Beautiful) to Feature Jason Danieley, Jared Grimes, Jon Michael Hill, Stephanie Hsu, Amber Iman, Bill Irwin, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jo Lampert, Jodie Landau, Kelvin Moon Loh, Jessica Molaskey, Shakina Nayfack, Maddie and John Pizzarelli, Stacy Sargeant, Allan K. Washington, Libby Winters, Tony Yazbeck, Kimberly Grigsby and More on Little Island

Little Island, New York City’s new public park in Hudson River Park by W. 13th Street is presenting Artist-in-Residence Tina Landau – Tina & Friends: BYOB (Bring Your Own Beautiful), on Saturday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m. in celebration of the Pier’s long history with the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Tina Landau. Photo by Obed Obwoge

The show will celebrate inclusion and all things beautiful. This free ticketed event is a variety show, a concert, and an intimate party rolled into one, and we invite you to join the festivities by bringing YOUR own “beautiful” (a color, a flower, a person, etc.…). The performance will feature guest appearances by Jason Danieley, Jared Grimes, Jon Michael Hill, Stephanie Hsu, Amber Iman, Bill Irwin, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jo Lampert, Jodie Landau, Kelvin Moon Loh, Jessica Molaskey, Shakina Nayfack, Maddie and John Pizzarelli, Stacy Sargeant, Allan K. Washington, Libby Winters, Tony Yazbeck, and more, with musical direction and arrangement by Kimberly Grigsby. In service to the Pride Marches, Little Island will be open from 6am to 12noon only on Sunday, June 27 and will re-open on Monday, June 28 at 6am.

“I’m so thrilled to be bringing people together to celebrate all kinds of beautiful during the month of Pride,” said Tina Landau, Artist-in-Residence. “Little Island’s location has such a significant history with the LGBTQIA+ community and it’s spectacular to continue that legacy for future generations.”

For a full schedule of Pride programming visit https://littleisland.org/pride-2021/.

Health and Safety Protocols for Ticketed Events In accordance with current New York State and CDC guidelines, Both vaccinated and unvaccinated guests can attend these events. Unvaccinated visitors will be required to wear their masks when they cannot maintain 6-feet of distance from others. Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear a mask. Ticketing Tina & Friends: BYOB (Bring Your Own Beautiful) is a free ticketed event. 30% of free tickets will be distributed to some of Little Island’s non-profit partners including Greenwich House, Gods Love We Deliver, The Center, and Westbeth.

All other free tickets are available for reservation through Little Island’s website. All tickets will be electronic/mobile-only and are available for reservation now by visiting www.littleisland.org. There will be no tickets available to reserve on-site. Your ticket also serves as your timed entry reservation to the park. Savory Hospitality will serve local and responsibly sourced food and beverage daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. Little Island Food and Beverage is designed for all ages to explore the intersection between food and art in an environment that is welcoming, whimsical, playful, relaxing, and fun. Sign-up for our mailing list at littleisland.org for park and programming updates.

In Rehearsal with Tina Landau’s Tina and Friends: BYOB Pride Concert on Little Island with Stephanie Hsu, Kelvin Moon Loh, Allan K. Washington, Bill Irwin, Jason Danieley, Jon Michael Hill, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Stacey Sargeant, Libby Winters, Tony Yazbeck, Jared Grimes, and Jodie Landau 

About Little Island

Little Island is a new public park, primarily funded by the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation with support from the City of New York, in Hudson River Park. The park features a lush, seasonal, landscape with rolling hills, walking paths and open lawns, and dazzling views of New York City.

Little Island is one of the latest additions to the fourmile-long Hudson River Park, which runs from Chambers Street to W. 59th Street. Little Island has a 687-seat amphitheater, an intimate stage for 200 visitors, and an open plaza, all designed to host a range of programming for all ages, from theater, dance, and music to food and beverage experiences to educational programs and community events. Little Island provides New Yorkers, and its visitors, with a unique urban oasis—a place for experiences that ignite imagination, foster spontaneity and play, and support camaraderie and connection. littleisland.org

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