Seed Group open session, 3/26

The Monday, March 26 session of the NYC Seed Group is free and open to all. We will gather for refreshments starting at 7:15pm; singing will begin soon afterwards and run until around 9pm. Feel free to participate by watching or singing and dancing with us, as we lead through a series of songs drawn primarily from U.S. traditions.

The session will take place in McAlpin Hall on the second floor of West Park Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.

165 W 86th Street, NY, NY // 1 to 86th or B/C to 86th // Enter the building by the small door on 86th Street.



NYC Open Choir Movement 2016

Open Program at the Andrew Freedman Home: Living Culture in Action

Dear NYC,

Our friends from across the pond are back in NYC for more Open Choirs and other events at the Andrew Freedman Home and West-Park Presbyterian Church. The first Open Choir starts this Wednesday, October 5th at West-Park @ 7pm in the big sanctuary.  We hope the see you there!

For more information about the residency and the Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, follow the links! The Open Program  & Residency Dates. All events are free and open to the public.



NYC Open Choir Movement 2016!

Dear old friends and new,

The Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards is back in NYC for a first, of two, residencies in 2016 at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx.


We will be holding weekly Open Choir there, and also, at our home at West Park Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.

There will also be performances of THE HIDDEN SAYINGSa potluck welcome called BREAKING BREAD, free classes at the Andrew Freedman Home called the OPEN PROGRAM STUDIO, a film screening, and we are reviving the successful  ONE DAY – A FESTIVAL from last fall, to bring together communities and music and dance under one roof!

For more detailed information, find the Open Program on Facebook.

Check out all the upcoming events below, see you soon!

The NYC Seed Group

Poster_NYC Opne Choir Movement 2016

Thank you!

To all of the friends old and new that joined us during the past two months of Open Choirs and other events — and to our friends from West-Park Presbyterian who hosted myriad events, our friends from St. Augustine who continue to shower us with their generosity and wisdom, and our friends from the Open Program who have now flown our coop: Thank you for singing with us, talking with us, eating with us… We look forward to the next time around.

(If you have anything you’d like to tell us or ask us, feel free to write us at:

-The NYC Seed Group

Open Choir at The Bronx Museum of the Arts – 11/11

Join us this Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 5-8pm at The Bronx Museum of the Arts for our first Open Choir in the Bronx! There will be food, conversation and a lot of singing. Admission is free. All are welcome.

Take the B or sometimes D to 167th St. or the 4 to 161st St/Yankee Stadium. The museum is at 1040 Grand Concourse between 165th and 166th Streets.

If you might want to support this exciting month of programming — and learn more about the Open Choir — please visit HERE.

See the full list of activities below or HERE. Come join us!