"Frank Messina has become a classic." New York Times
2017 Archived Dates:
January 10 - February 15: Filming
Saturday, April 1, An Afternoon of Sports Poetry, Poets House New York, NY Frank hosts An Afternoon of Sports Poetry celebrating the release of Ron Whitehead's new book: blistered asphalt on dixie highway: Kentucky Poetry is Poetry in Motion (Finishing Line Press). Special guest readers include Quincy Troupe (Miles Davis biographer, son of Negro Leagues catcher Quincy T. Trouppe, Danny Shot (Hoboken Museum Poet-in-Residence), Perry Barber (one of the only female umpires in professional baseball), and New York poet and artist Steve Dalachinsky. Musical guest: the legendary David Amram. Book signing and after-party. Free and open to the public. Limited Seating. Arrive early. 2:00PM-4:00PM Poets House, Elizabeth Kray Hall, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282. (212) 431-7920
Thurs, April 13, The Annual Reading of Dante's Inferno at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York CityThe annual reading of key selections from the Inferno by Dante Alighieri. This dramatic literary event will take place in the Cathedral, with selected Cantos read by honored guests, distinguished poets, eminent translators and visiting scholars including Michael Palma, Charles Martin, Frank Messina, Marilyn Nelson, John Simko, and others. Hosted by The Very Reverend Dr. James A. Kowalski, Cathedral Dean, and Cathedral Poet-in-Residence Marilyn Nelson. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave @ 112th St. New York. 9pm-midnight. Followed by Pipe Organ meditation at midnight. Free and open to the public.
April, May, June: Filming Frank will be working on movie projects for most of the months of April, May and June, with few exceptions.
Saturday, June 3, The Turning Point, Piermont, NY
August, September: Filming Frank will be working on movie projects for most of the months of August, September and October including Martin Scorsese's The Irishman.
October 13-22, Frank Messina Art Exhibition and Reception at Novado Gallery - Jersey City, NJ. Novado Gallery presents Frank Messina: The Hurricane Series Paintings. The exhibition features works made with materials found in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated much the New Jersey coastlines in 2012 including the Jersey City's Powerhouse Arts District, which has since been revitalized into a thriving art and residential community. Reception: Saturday, October 14, 6:00PM-8:00PM. Novado Gallery, 110 Morgan Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Located 2 blocks from the Grove Street PATH station. (201) 744-6713.
Saturday, November 4, Issyra
Gallery, Hoboken, NJ 8:00PM
November - December 10, Filming in NYC
Monday, December 11, Dixon Place,
New York City
Friday, December 15, Dixon Place,
New York City
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