See Origin Theatre’s European Month of Culture 2019, in partnership with the EU Delegation. Find out more about the latest films, plays, readings and cultural events from across Europe being presented in New York this May.

And find out more about Origin’s dazzling annual gala on May 20th.

  • May 1 Wednesday

European Month of Culture: Brits Off Broadway

  • May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019

59E59 Theaters present Brits Off Broadway – annually curated work by UK writers and producers running from April to June in all three theaters at 59E59. Shows include: Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain A night of laughter and silliness as a team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life to a…

  • May 1 Wednesday

European Month of Culture: Nordic Impressions

  • May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019

In partnership with Scandinavia House and The American Scandinavian Foundation Nordic Impressions: Contemporary Art from Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden opens at Scandinavia House from February 23rd until June 8th 2019. This new exhibition brings together a wide array of artistic expressions—paintings, drawings, photographs, installations, films, and videos—that reflect the rich diversity and…

  • May 1 Wednesday

European Month of Culture: Austrian Cultural Programming

  • May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019

May Cultural Program at the Austrian Cultural Forum. FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE VENUE: Austrian Cultural Forum 11 E 52nd St SUBWAY: 5 Avenue/53 St Station

  • May 1 Wednesday

European Month of Culture: May Cultural Programming from France

  • May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States in May throughout various venues around New York City. FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

  • May 21 Tuesday

European Month of Culture: Dr. Lonnie Smith with The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw

  • May 21, 2019 - May 25, 2019

Birdland NYC presents A series of 5 concerts performed by Dr. Lonnie Smith and The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. Dr. Lonnie Smith has recorded and performed with the greatest jazz, blues and R&B artists including formative stints in bands led by guitarist George Benson and saxophonist Lou Donaldson which led to gold records such as “Alligator…

  • May 22 Wednesday

European Month of Culture: IDACO NYC Contemporary Dance and Art Festival

  • May 22, 2019 - May 24, 2019

In partnership with  The Sheen Center IDACO NYC – Italian DAnce COnnection Contemporary Dance and Film Event in NYC CLICK HERE FOR INFO AND TICKETS VENUE: THE SHEEN CENTER 18 Bleeker street, NYC SUBWAY:4/6 train to Bleecker St

  • May 24 Friday

European Month of Culture: Swedes in NYC

  • May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Swedes in NYC present 3-nights of dance presentations, workshops and live music with visiting Swedish specialists from the world famous Herräng Dance Camp. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS CLICK HERE VENUE: Alhambra Ballroom 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr #3 SUBWAY: 2/3 train to 125th St

  • May 26 Sunday

European Month of Culture: Masterclass with Henning Hegland

  • May 26, 2019

Masterclass with Norwegian theatre director Henning Hegland at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Student Event – By Invitation Only

  • May 27 Monday

European Month of Culture: Blue Note Jazz Festival, Kick-Off of European Sounds Series

  • May 27, 2019

The annual European Sounds Series showcases European culture and jazz in NYC in partnership with The European Union Delegation to the United Nations and eleven EU Member States. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION Venue: Blue Note Jazz Club 131 West 3rd St SUBWAY: A/B/C/D/E/F trains to W4th St

  • May 28 Tuesday


  • 6:30 pm

In partnership withThe Polish Institute of Arts and Science of America A staged reading of The Emigrants by Slawomir Mrozek, directed by Zenon Kruszelnicki. CASTStage Directions: Olivier SubletAA: Wendy Buchanan-DalyXX: Danny Redfern Holme The Emigrants: This important play from one of Poland’s most prominent playwrights has had successful stagings in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and New…