Jennifer Vanasco

News Editor, WNYC News

Jennifer Vanasco appears in the following:

Lincoln Center Is Now Reckoning With Its Racist History - And Remembering San Juan Hill

Monday, January 10, 2022

The cultural landmark stands on the ruins of what was a once thriving, culturally-rich Black and Latino community.


Lincoln Center Is Reckoning With Its Racist History

Thursday, December 30, 2021

The cultural landmark stands on the ruins of what was a once thriving, culturally-rich Black and Latino community.

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'The Shape of Things': Carrie Mae Weems at the Park Avenue Armory

Friday, December 17, 2021

A new installation speaks to our current political moment using technologies popular during the 1860s — because the past, Weems says, is still with us.


Michael Steinhardt To Surrender 180 Stolen Antiquities: Manhattan DA

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

The DA's office says Steinhardt relied on smugglers, money launderers and tomb raiders to build his massive collection of ancient art over decades.

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Why Finding A Christmas Tree May Be Harder This Year

Monday, December 06, 2021

Sellers in New York City and across the country are running into issues sourcing trees. 


Don't Miss It: Carrie Mae Weems, Black Theater Artists, & West Side Story

Friday, December 03, 2021

Top picks from WNYC's culture editor Jennifer Vanasco.


The Get Out — Nov. 18, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Jennifer Vanasco, WNYC editor in the newsroom who writes about culture and theater, joins us to discuss what to do this weekend.


Michelle Buteau On Comedy After Lockdown

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Michelle Buteau is performing at Town Hall as part of the New York Comedy Festival.


What To Do In NYC With Jay Vanasco

Monday, November 08, 2021

WNYC's Jay Vanasco gives us her list of must see shows and exhibits in the city before they close. 


A Wondrous Afrofuturism Period Room Comes to the Met Museum

Friday, November 05, 2021

A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art imagines an alternate future for a lost Black community.


Local Lawmakers Want To Ban Helicopter Sightseeing Tours Over New York City

Friday, October 29, 2021

Local lawmakers are calling on Congress to ban nonessential helicopter trips over New York City.


The Get Out: Halloween in NYC Preview

Thursday, October 28, 2021

WNYC's Jay Vanasco previews the best Halloween-related activities in NYC this weekend.


Why One Queens Neighborhood — Touched By Tragedy — Keeps Flooding

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Hollis, in southeast Queens, is not on the water. It’s not in a flood zone. And yet residents have been dealing with flooding for years — most recently during Hurricane Ida. 


Don't Miss It: 'Thoughts of a Colored Man' on Broadway, 'PS' at Ars Nova

Saturday, October 23, 2021

WNYC's Jennifer Vanasco on two shows to see this fall. 


A Round-Up of Broadway Openings

Friday, October 15, 2021

It's a big month for Broadway. WNYC culture editor Jennifer Vanasco drops by with a roundup of all the shows opening and reopening.

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After A Long Wait, The Musical 'Six' Finally Opens - And It's A Glittering, Joyous Party

Saturday, October 09, 2021

The musical "Six" was scheduled to open on March 12, 2020. That just so happened to be the day that Broadway shut down due to the pandemic. 


Mandala Lab Opens At The Rubin Museum

Friday, October 01, 2021

WNYC’s John Schaefer walked through the Lab with Tim McHenry of the Rubin Museum and composer Bora Yoon. 


'The Get Out' with Jay Vanasco -- September 30

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Jennifer Vanasco joins us to discuss what to do this weekend in her ongoing series, 'The Get Out.'


How A Black Theater Thrived In Manhattan 200 Years Ago

Friday, September 24, 2021

This month marks the 200th anniversary of the first all-Black production of Shakespeare in the United States. 


The 95th Feast of San Gennaro Gets A Hype Man

Thursday, September 16, 2021

After being canceled last year due to COVID, the 95th feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy is back.