October 12, 2019
February thru November 2019
April 9 & 14, 2019 | REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Our Mission: Apollo STEAM Teen Summit will inspire in high school students a curiosity about careers in science through the study of 'hidden figures' from the Apollo era and the present day. Summits will be convened in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Prince George's County, MD.
May thru August 2019
Blast Off! is our immersive performance series featuring NEWorks-commissioned hip-hop songs that teach fundamental concepts of space science: the layers of the earth's atmosphere, gravitational force, air pressure, and rotational motion.
Our signature concert, Ethereality: Celestial Dreams & the Great Beyond, will be a stellar presentation of music, movement, meditation, and multimedia visuals that collectively explore the intersectionality of spirituality and science. Presented in collaboration with the Choral Arts Society of Washington.
Here are our Apollo 11/50 commemorative programming events for the year. Stay alert for exciting updates...
Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr.
First African American Astronaut in space
National Honorary Chair, NEWorks Productions Apollo 11 Commemoration
NEWorks Productions is proud to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing with a year-long program of events in Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA, Prince George's County, MD, and Washington, D.C. This stellar series of public performances, art exhibitions and educational programming—with Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., first African American astronaut in space, as honorary chair—will inspire audiences of all ages to learn about, celebrate, and draw inspiration from the Apollo 11 legacy.
Our EarthRise: 2069 Art Exhibition Series will feature mixed-media works by visual artists in Atlanta and Philadelphia, all expressing their vision for our world looking 50 years into the future. Inspired by NASA's iconic Apollo EarthRise image.
Our 2019 Commemorative Arts and Educational Programming Series Reaching Diverse Audiences in Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA, Prince George's County, MD, and Washington, D.C.
Blues in Orbit is our concert performance of selections from Duke Ellington's less-commonly-known recording project—same-titled, released 60 years ago this year. The program will also feature emerging young artists and the world premiere of "One Giant Leap," a NEWorks-commissioned work by jazz composer Allyn Johnson.
“I think humans are explorers and we will always continue to expand out beyond the universe as much as we can. There will always be risks for explorers… if you’re going to… make progress… but the benefits are well worth the risks.”
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