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Tuesday October 1, 2019 Oct 1, 2019
3:30pm Climate Mobilization Act Series: Solar & Green Roofs American Institute of Architects

Join the Building Energy Exchange, and the Mayor’s Office in this discussion of the Solar & Green Roof mandate within the Climate Mobilization Act.

3:30pm Climate Mobilization Act Series: Solar & Green Roofs

Join the Building Energy Exchange, and the Mayor’s Office in this discussion of the Solar & Green Roof mandate within the Climate Mobilization Act.

6:30pm Fatima Bhutto - New Kings of the World Asia Society

There is a vast cultural movement emerging from beyond the Western world. Truly global in its range and allure, it is the biggest challenge yet to America’s soft power dominance of Hollywood, McDonald’s, and blue jeans. New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi, and K-Pop is a book about these new arbiters of mass culture arising from Asia—India’s Bollywood films, Turkish dizi (soap operas), and South Korean pop music. Carefully packaging not always secular modernity with traditional values in urbanized settings, they have created a new global pop culture that can be easily consumed, especially by the many millions coming late to the modern world and still negotiating its overwhelming challenges.

Author Fatima Bhutto profiles Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan, by many measures the most popular movie star in the world; goes behind the scenes of Magnificent Century, Turkey’s biggest TV show, watched by upwards of 200 million people across 43 countries; and travels to South Korea to see how K-Pop started it all and how “Gangnam Style” became the first YouTube video with one billion views.

Fatima Bhutto will be in conversation with Nermeen Shaikh, co-host and news producer at Democracy Now! Followed by a book sale and signing.

6:30pm Fatima Bhutto - New Kings of the World

There is a vast cultural movement emerging from beyond the Western world. Truly global in its range and allure, it is the biggest challenge yet to America’s soft power dominance of Hollywood, McDonald’s, and blue jeans. New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi, and K-Pop is a book about these new arbiters of mass culture arising from Asia—India’s Bollywood films, Turkish dizi (soap operas), and South Korean pop music. Carefully packaging not always secular modernity with traditional values in urbanized settings, they have created a new global pop culture that can be easily consumed, especially by the many millions coming late to the modern world and still negotiating its overwhelming challenges.

Author Fatima Bhutto profiles Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan, by many measures the most popular movie star in the world; goes behind the scenes of Magnificent Century, Turkey’s biggest TV show, watched by upwards of 200 million people across 43 countries; and travels to South Korea to see how K-Pop started it all and how “Gangnam Style” became the first YouTube video with one billion views.

Fatima Bhutto will be in conversation with Nermeen Shaikh, co-host and news producer at Democracy Now! Followed by a book sale and signing.

6:30pm Have Media Dreams? Make Them Happen Here! BRIC

Hello there, Future Media Mogul! BRIC is the where media dreamers become media makers!

BRIC's community media program has been educating and molding future media moguls since 1990— offering wallet-friendly courses, success-driven workshops, and networking events that assist in furthering TV, film, and podcast dreams.

So, if you have dreams of becoming the next Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Frederick Wiseman, or 2 Dope Queens, you've come to the right place. BRIC is the place where media dreamers become media makers— only question is: Will you be next?

6:30pm Have Media Dreams? Make Them Happen Here!

Hello there, Future Media Mogul! BRIC is the where media dreamers become media makers!

BRIC's community media program has been educating and molding future media moguls since 1990— offering wallet-friendly courses, success-driven workshops, and networking events that assist in furthering TV, film, and podcast dreams.

So, if you have dreams of becoming the next Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Frederick Wiseman, or 2 Dope Queens, you've come to the right place. BRIC is the place where media dreamers become media makers— only question is: Will you be next?

6:30pm AIANY Boat Tour: Architecture and the Lights of Gotham American Institute of Architects

Building on the successful ten-year collaboration between AIANY and Classic Harbor Line, this new architecture boat tour capitalizes on the remarkable skyline of Manhattan after sunset. From the time the Brooklyn Bridge was inaugurated with dazzling lights and fireworks in 1883, architects and lighting designers have understood the importance of presenting their structures in the night sky. Prominent examples include the Statue of Liberty from 1886, the Woolworth Tower in 1913, the 1931 Empire State Building, and One World Trade Center.

Today’s designers have a sophisticated array of sources, palette of colors and endless programs to run these lighting systems. Lighting designers also have a responsibility to carefully consider energy efficiency, safety and security, protection of bird life, and controlling light trespass to the public realm and the night sky.   

This two hour-and fifteen-minute narrated cruise will depart at sunset from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan and will include the Lower Hudson River, the Upper Bay and the East River, and will be offered most Tuesday evenings throughout the fall.

6:30pm AIANY Boat Tour: Architecture and the Lights of Gotham

Building on the successful ten-year collaboration between AIANY and Classic Harbor Line, this new architecture boat tour capitalizes on the remarkable skyline of Manhattan after sunset. From the time the Brooklyn Bridge was inaugurated with dazzling lights and fireworks in 1883, architects and lighting designers have understood the importance of presenting their structures in the night sky. Prominent examples include the Statue of Liberty from 1886, the Woolworth Tower in 1913, the 1931 Empire State Building, and One World Trade Center.

Today’s designers have a sophisticated array of sources, palette of colors and endless programs to run these lighting systems. Lighting designers also have a responsibility to carefully consider energy efficiency, safety and security, protection of bird life, and controlling light trespass to the public realm and the night sky.   

This two hour-and fifteen-minute narrated cruise will depart at sunset from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan and will include the Lower Hudson River, the Upper Bay and the East River, and will be offered most Tuesday evenings throughout the fall.

7:00pm The Best American Comics 2019 Panel With Bill Kartalopoulos Strand Books

The Best American Comics 2019 showcases the work of established and up-and-coming artists, collecting work found in the pages of graphic novels, comic books, periodicals, zines, online, in galleries, and more, highlighting the kaleidoscopic diversity of the comics form today. This year, Jillian Tamaki, coauthor of the New York Timesbestseller This One Summer, selects the best graphic pieces of the year as guest editor along with the series mainstay editor Bill Kartalopoulos!

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Bill Kartalopoulos moderates a panel for this year's Best American Comics! The full list of panel members includes E.A Bethea, Xia Gordon, Laura Lannes, Leslie Stein and Laura Weinstein.

7:00pm The Best American Comics 2019 Panel With Bill Kartalopoulos

The Best American Comics 2019 showcases the work of established and up-and-coming artists, collecting work found in the pages of graphic novels, comic books, periodicals, zines, online, in galleries, and more, highlighting the kaleidoscopic diversity of the comics form today. This year, Jillian Tamaki, coauthor of the New York Timesbestseller This One Summer, selects the best graphic pieces of the year as guest editor along with the series mainstay editor Bill Kartalopoulos!

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Bill Kartalopoulos moderates a panel for this year's Best American Comics! The full list of panel members includes E.A Bethea, Xia Gordon, Laura Lannes, Leslie Stein and Laura Weinstein.

7:00pm Jeannie Gaffigan: When Life Gives You Pears @ Symphony Space Strand Books

In a book that is The Big Sick meets Dad Is Fat, Jeannie Gaffigan, writing partner and wife of bestselling author/comedian Jim Gaffigan, writes with humor and heart about the pear-sized brain tumor she had removed, the toll it took on her enormous family, and the priceless lessons she learned along the way.

Jim interviews Jeannie in a rare public discussion about Jeannie’s honest and funny book. Q&A to follow. Sure to be a hysterical time with Hollywood’s quiet power couple, each ticket includes admission to this exclusive event, a signed copy of When Life Gives You Pears, and more Pear surprises!

Jeannie will personalize books following interview and Q&A.

7:00pm Jeannie Gaffigan: When Life Gives You Pears @ Symphony Space

In a book that is The Big Sick meets Dad Is Fat, Jeannie Gaffigan, writing partner and wife of bestselling author/comedian Jim Gaffigan, writes with humor and heart about the pear-sized brain tumor she had removed, the toll it took on her enormous family, and the priceless lessons she learned along the way.

Jim interviews Jeannie in a rare public discussion about Jeannie’s honest and funny book. Q&A to follow. Sure to be a hysterical time with Hollywood’s quiet power couple, each ticket includes admission to this exclusive event, a signed copy of When Life Gives You Pears, and more Pear surprises!

Jeannie will personalize books following interview and Q&A.

7:30pm Charlotte Nicole Davis: The Good Luck Girls Strand Books

When Clementine accidentally murders a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, both human and inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another, a story that only the youngest or most desperate would ever believe.

It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.

Join us on the second floor as Charlotte sits down with fellow author Arvin Ahmadi!

7:30pm Charlotte Nicole Davis: The Good Luck Girls

When Clementine accidentally murders a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, both human and inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another, a story that only the youngest or most desperate would ever believe.

It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.

Join us on the second floor as Charlotte sits down with fellow author Arvin Ahmadi!

Wednesday October 2, 2019 Oct 2, 2019
11:00am Meet the Curators: Rebecca Hayes Jacobs, PhD, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow Museum of the City of New York

As part of the new Meet the Curators tour series, join Dr. Rebecca Hayes Jacobs as she guides you through Urban Indian: Native New York Now, the exhibition that she co-curated with Jason Lujan. Explore the flourishing Native presence in New York City through the exhibition’s mix of contemporary artwork, performing arts, and community memorabilia. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.)

This is an event in our new series Meet the Curators, which allows participants to delve deep into our exhibitions with those who know them best.

11:00am Meet the Curators: Rebecca Hayes Jacobs, PhD, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow

As part of the new Meet the Curators tour series, join Dr. Rebecca Hayes Jacobs as she guides you through Urban Indian: Native New York Now, the exhibition that she co-curated with Jason Lujan. Explore the flourishing Native presence in New York City through the exhibition’s mix of contemporary artwork, performing arts, and community memorabilia. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.)

This is an event in our new series Meet the Curators, which allows participants to delve deep into our exhibitions with those who know them best.

6:00pm Deborah Berke Partners American Institute of Architects

Every Wednesday, Archtober invites you to an exciting behind-the-scenes look at some of the most innovative architecture firms in NYC. This week, we will visit Deborah Berke Partners!

Deborah Berke Partners is a New York-based architecture practice that for over thirty years has made true-to-place projects around the country and the world. Partners Deborah Berke, Maitland Jones, and Marc Leff lead the firm with Senior Principals Stephen Brockman and Caroline Wharton Ewing, who have for many years worked side-by-side with each other and the firm’s seven principals. Each member of the firm’s design leadership possesses a deep and distinct area of expertise. Together, they have built a wide range of experience in five sectors: higher education, cultural institutions, boutique hotels, multi-family developments, and private residences.

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

6:00pm Deborah Berke Partners

Every Wednesday, Archtober invites you to an exciting behind-the-scenes look at some of the most innovative architecture firms in NYC. This week, we will visit Deborah Berke Partners!

Deborah Berke Partners is a New York-based architecture practice that for over thirty years has made true-to-place projects around the country and the world. Partners Deborah Berke, Maitland Jones, and Marc Leff lead the firm with Senior Principals Stephen Brockman and Caroline Wharton Ewing, who have for many years worked side-by-side with each other and the firm’s seven principals. Each member of the firm’s design leadership possesses a deep and distinct area of expertise. Together, they have built a wide range of experience in five sectors: higher education, cultural institutions, boutique hotels, multi-family developments, and private residences.

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

6:00pm Andrea Arroyo Empower! Opening Reception El Taller Latino Americano

The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present “EmPOWER! Images For Social Justice”, a series of artworks created by award-winning artist Andrea Arroyo in response to pressing global topics.

The artworks in EmPOWER! address social justice issues, while honoring the spirit of peaceful, creative political resistance throughout the world.

The exhibition features 30 impactful images addressing current topics, such as immigration, family separations, gun violence, race discrimination, the environmental crisis, Women and LGBTQI issues.

Arroyo’s thought provoking works bring attention to pressing issues while aiming to create a multi-level conversation that bridges art, social justice and community.

6:00pm Andrea Arroyo Empower! Opening Reception

The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present “EmPOWER! Images For Social Justice”, a series of artworks created by award-winning artist Andrea Arroyo in response to pressing global topics.

The artworks in EmPOWER! address social justice issues, while honoring the spirit of peaceful, creative political resistance throughout the world.

The exhibition features 30 impactful images addressing current topics, such as immigration, family separations, gun violence, race discrimination, the environmental crisis, Women and LGBTQI issues.

Arroyo’s thought provoking works bring attention to pressing issues while aiming to create a multi-level conversation that bridges art, social justice and community.

6:30pm Healing Through Movement Transportation Alternatives

Families for Safe Streets Loss Support Community.  Have you lost a loved one in a traffic crash?  Whether you're someone who loves to dance or can't can't stand the thought of busting a move in front of others, this workshop is for you!  Join us for an opportunity to meet and chat with others who have also experienced the loss of a loved one, recently and long ago.  Together we'll explore the benefits of movement as a holistic approach to healing, based on the theory that mind, body, and spirit are inseparable and interconnected. No experience necessary.

6:30pm Healing Through Movement

Families for Safe Streets Loss Support Community.  Have you lost a loved one in a traffic crash?  Whether you're someone who loves to dance or can't can't stand the thought of busting a move in front of others, this workshop is for you!  Join us for an opportunity to meet and chat with others who have also experienced the loss of a loved one, recently and long ago.  Together we'll explore the benefits of movement as a holistic approach to healing, based on the theory that mind, body, and spirit are inseparable and interconnected. No experience necessary.

6:30pm The Extraordinary in the Ordinary with Roz Chast & Neil Goldberg Museum of the City of New York

Acclaimed cartoonist Roz Chast and visual and performance artist Neil Goldberg reflect on finding humor, absurdity, and beauty in everyday moments – particularly through the eyes of New Yorkers. Brooklyn-born Chast has chronicled the anxieties, pleasures, and perils of contemporary city life as an author and longtime staff cartoonist for The New Yorker. Goldberg’s work also captures residents of the city amidst everyday moments – from ordering lunch at the deli to running for a train. His most recent project, Other People’s Prescriptions, a photographic tome of New Yorkers who wear glasses, showcases some of the vast perspectives that make up this metropolis. Together, Chast and Goldberg offer a glimpse of what it means to be an artist in and of New York City.

6:30pm The Extraordinary in the Ordinary with Roz Chast & Neil Goldberg

Acclaimed cartoonist Roz Chast and visual and performance artist Neil Goldberg reflect on finding humor, absurdity, and beauty in everyday moments – particularly through the eyes of New Yorkers. Brooklyn-born Chast has chronicled the anxieties, pleasures, and perils of contemporary city life as an author and longtime staff cartoonist for The New Yorker. Goldberg’s work also captures residents of the city amidst everyday moments – from ordering lunch at the deli to running for a train. His most recent project, Other People’s Prescriptions, a photographic tome of New Yorkers who wear glasses, showcases some of the vast perspectives that make up this metropolis. Together, Chast and Goldberg offer a glimpse of what it means to be an artist in and of New York City.

6:30pm Himalayan Heritage: Celebrate Diwali Rubin Museum

Immerse yourself in Indian culture on one of the most celebrated days in the Hindu calendar. Celebrate Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, with elders from India Home.

An official holiday in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and other countries, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. During the festival, people light up their houses and shops with diyas, small cup-shaped oil lamps made of baked clay.

At the Rubin’s celebration, India Home elders will present a traditional diya dance from India and work with attendees to create intricate rangoli (geometrical designs) out of colored sand and flowers as a gesture of welcoming all.

6:30pm Himalayan Heritage: Celebrate Diwali

Immerse yourself in Indian culture on one of the most celebrated days in the Hindu calendar. Celebrate Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, with elders from India Home.

An official holiday in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and other countries, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. During the festival, people light up their houses and shops with diyas, small cup-shaped oil lamps made of baked clay.

At the Rubin’s celebration, India Home elders will present a traditional diya dance from India and work with attendees to create intricate rangoli (geometrical designs) out of colored sand and flowers as a gesture of welcoming all.

7:00pm Ryan Holiday: Stillness Is The Key Strand Books

In The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, Stillness Is the Key, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead. Join us in the Rare Book Room as Holiday talks about his new book.

7:00pm Ryan Holiday: Stillness Is The Key

In The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, Stillness Is the Key, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead. Join us in the Rare Book Room as Holiday talks about his new book.

7:00pm Living Beyond the Known: Workshop with Paul Selig Rubin Museum

Is it possible to access power beyond the world we see, hear, and touch? In this interactive workshop, award-winning author
Paul Selig will “channel” his Guides, with the aim of supporting us in moving beyond the limitations convention places on us, and realizing the true or infinite self. Through lectures, attunements, and energy work, Paul and his Guides may inspire you to achieve new levels of alignment, healing, and life purpose.

7:00pm Living Beyond the Known: Workshop with Paul Selig

Is it possible to access power beyond the world we see, hear, and touch? In this interactive workshop, award-winning author
Paul Selig will “channel” his Guides, with the aim of supporting us in moving beyond the limitations convention places on us, and realizing the true or infinite self. Through lectures, attunements, and energy work, Paul and his Guides may inspire you to achieve new levels of alignment, healing, and life purpose.

Thursday October 3, 2019 Oct 3, 2019
12:00am 2019 Refi Rock at Up & Down Boomer Esiason Foundation

Ticket Sales Start August 22nd 

General Admission – $150

*August 22-29; $125 with code BEFYPC

2 GA tickets – $280

4 GA tickets – $550

12:00am 2019 Refi Rock at Up & Down

Ticket Sales Start August 22nd 

General Admission – $150

*August 22-29; $125 with code BEFYPC

2 GA tickets – $280

4 GA tickets – $550

12:00pm North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War? Korea Society

Harvard University’s William Overholt discusses the release of his new edited volume, North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War? with Society President Tom Byrne. Overholt tackles the range of approaches to North Korea, the interplay of development and security, leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un, and challenges to alliance management.

12:00pm North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War?

Harvard University’s William Overholt discusses the release of his new edited volume, North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War? with Society President Tom Byrne. Overholt tackles the range of approaches to North Korea, the interplay of development and security, leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un, and challenges to alliance management.

7:00pm Drew Friedman: All The Presidents (W/ Robert Klein) Strand Books

From the artist hailed by many as the greatest portraitist of our time comes All the Presidents, a stunning new collection of likenesses of every U.S. president in American history, from George Washington through Donald J. Trump, each rendered in Friedman’s celebrated style. Accompanied by vital statistics and fun factoids about each subject, All the Presidents also features an introduction in comics form by the author, as well as a foreword by Kurt Andersen, author and host of public radio’s Studio 360.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Drew shares his latest collection in conversation with legendary acclaimed comedian and actor Robert Klein!

 

7:00pm Drew Friedman: All The Presidents (W/ Robert Klein)

From the artist hailed by many as the greatest portraitist of our time comes All the Presidents, a stunning new collection of likenesses of every U.S. president in American history, from George Washington through Donald J. Trump, each rendered in Friedman’s celebrated style. Accompanied by vital statistics and fun factoids about each subject, All the Presidents also features an introduction in comics form by the author, as well as a foreword by Kurt Andersen, author and host of public radio’s Studio 360.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Drew shares his latest collection in conversation with legendary acclaimed comedian and actor Robert Klein!

 

7:00pm You Are Not Alone and The Anxiety Show Benefit Event! Magnet Theater

You Are Not Alone: An Uplifting Show About Depression, which unites improvisers and artists battling depression and mental illness, teams up with The Anxiety Show, a Canadian alt dark variety comedy show exploring different mental health disorders, as told by comedians, musicians, storytellers, and others firsthand, to make a ONE-NIGHT-ONLY DOUBLE BILL FUNDRAISER for Vibrant Emotional Health (the parent company behind the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, NYC Well, and other NYC-based life-saving initiatives).

7:00pm You Are Not Alone and The Anxiety Show Benefit Event!

You Are Not Alone: An Uplifting Show About Depression, which unites improvisers and artists battling depression and mental illness, teams up with The Anxiety Show, a Canadian alt dark variety comedy show exploring different mental health disorders, as told by comedians, musicians, storytellers, and others firsthand, to make a ONE-NIGHT-ONLY DOUBLE BILL FUNDRAISER for Vibrant Emotional Health (the parent company behind the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, NYC Well, and other NYC-based life-saving initiatives).

7:30pm Maaza Mengiste: The Shadow King (W/ Kate Tuttle) Strand Books

Join us on the 2nd floor for a talk about Mengiste's new book!

In 1935, orphaned servant Hirut struggles to adapt to her new household as Ethiopia faces Mussolini’s looming invasion. As the battles begin in earnest, Hirut and other women must care for the wounded. But when Emperor Haile Selassie goes into exile and Ethiopia is about to lose hope, Hirut helps to disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor to keep the fight alive. She becomes his guard, inspiring women to join the war against fascism.

In this extraordinary, beautifully told epic, Hirut overcomes rape, violence, and imprisonment, finding the strength to fight for her country’s freedom and her own. Maaza Mengiste breathes life into complicated characters on both sides of the battle line, shaping a searing story of ordinary women and the advanced army they courageously opposed. Set against the first real conflict of World War II, The Shadow King is a heartrending, indelible exploration of what it means to be a woman at war.

7:30pm Maaza Mengiste: The Shadow King (W/ Kate Tuttle)

Join us on the 2nd floor for a talk about Mengiste's new book!

In 1935, orphaned servant Hirut struggles to adapt to her new household as Ethiopia faces Mussolini’s looming invasion. As the battles begin in earnest, Hirut and other women must care for the wounded. But when Emperor Haile Selassie goes into exile and Ethiopia is about to lose hope, Hirut helps to disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor to keep the fight alive. She becomes his guard, inspiring women to join the war against fascism.

In this extraordinary, beautifully told epic, Hirut overcomes rape, violence, and imprisonment, finding the strength to fight for her country’s freedom and her own. Maaza Mengiste breathes life into complicated characters on both sides of the battle line, shaping a searing story of ordinary women and the advanced army they courageously opposed. Set against the first real conflict of World War II, The Shadow King is a heartrending, indelible exploration of what it means to be a woman at war.

Friday October 4, 2019 Oct 4, 2019
8:00am Leadership Breakfast with Pat Bosch American Institute of Architects

Pat Bosch, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a founding partner of the Miami office of Perkins and Will since 1996 and leads the office as its Design Director. Internationally recognized for her design acumen and collaborative work style, Pat routinely brings together diverse groups of stakeholders to generate ideas and find common ground; design solutions emerge out of the strong partnerships she builds with her clients. Pat takes a humanistic and environmentally responsible approach to design that is supported by research and meticulously executed process. She combines edgy creativity with a careful examination of every project’s program, context, region, and local culture to produce design solutions so innovative that they consistently challenge the status quo.

8:00am Leadership Breakfast with Pat Bosch

Pat Bosch, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a founding partner of the Miami office of Perkins and Will since 1996 and leads the office as its Design Director. Internationally recognized for her design acumen and collaborative work style, Pat routinely brings together diverse groups of stakeholders to generate ideas and find common ground; design solutions emerge out of the strong partnerships she builds with her clients. Pat takes a humanistic and environmentally responsible approach to design that is supported by research and meticulously executed process. She combines edgy creativity with a careful examination of every project’s program, context, region, and local culture to produce design solutions so innovative that they consistently challenge the status quo.

12:00pm Exploring the Washington Square Neighborhood American Institute of Architects

With a wealth of impressive NYC architecture to explore, it is hard to know where to begin. Look no further than AIANY’s new tour: Architecture Power Hour: Exploring the Washington Square Neighborhood.

The one-hour walking tour, led by expert AIANY guides, begins at the Washington Square Arch, a Roman-inspired marble monument from NYC’s Gilded Age. The route then heads South to explore various buildings, many of which are owned by NYU. Throughout, we’ll explore the basics of design vocabulary and architectural styles, concluding at I.M. Pei’s Silver Towers and Picasso’s concrete Sylvette sculpture. This power hour will expose you to a variety of architectural movements, including Greek Revival, City Beautiful, and Modernism while also exploring the sites of key land use battles during the City’s urban renewal period.

Guests are encouraged to conclude their tour with a visit to the adjacent Center for Architecture, the leading cultural venue for architecture and the built environment in New York City. And if one hour leaves you wanting more, AIANY offers over 20 different regularly-scheduled walking tours of NYC’s neighborhoods and urban spaces. Visit our website for the latest schedule and for additional details.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. 

12:00pm Exploring the Washington Square Neighborhood

With a wealth of impressive NYC architecture to explore, it is hard to know where to begin. Look no further than AIANY’s new tour: Architecture Power Hour: Exploring the Washington Square Neighborhood.

The one-hour walking tour, led by expert AIANY guides, begins at the Washington Square Arch, a Roman-inspired marble monument from NYC’s Gilded Age. The route then heads South to explore various buildings, many of which are owned by NYU. Throughout, we’ll explore the basics of design vocabulary and architectural styles, concluding at I.M. Pei’s Silver Towers and Picasso’s concrete Sylvette sculpture. This power hour will expose you to a variety of architectural movements, including Greek Revival, City Beautiful, and Modernism while also exploring the sites of key land use battles during the City’s urban renewal period.

Guests are encouraged to conclude their tour with a visit to the adjacent Center for Architecture, the leading cultural venue for architecture and the built environment in New York City. And if one hour leaves you wanting more, AIANY offers over 20 different regularly-scheduled walking tours of NYC’s neighborhoods and urban spaces. Visit our website for the latest schedule and for additional details.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. 

6:00pm First Friday Leo Bar Asia Society

Kick off your weekend at First Friday and see our current exhibitions for free! The museum stays open late from 6–9 p.m., offering free admission, exhibition tours, drink specials, late night shopping at AsiaStore, and more.

  • FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION
  • GUIDED EXHIBITION TOURS
  • CHINATOWN ARTS WEEK PREVIEW 
    Performances, cultural activities, and more with Think!Chinatown
  • DRINK SPECIALS by Great Performances
    (Happy hour prices from 6–7 p.m.)
  • ASIASTORE DISCOUNTS

Free admission. Cash bar

6:00pm First Friday Leo Bar

Kick off your weekend at First Friday and see our current exhibitions for free! The museum stays open late from 6–9 p.m., offering free admission, exhibition tours, drink specials, late night shopping at AsiaStore, and more.

  • FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION
  • GUIDED EXHIBITION TOURS
  • CHINATOWN ARTS WEEK PREVIEW 
    Performances, cultural activities, and more with Think!Chinatown
  • DRINK SPECIALS by Great Performances
    (Happy hour prices from 6–7 p.m.)
  • ASIASTORE DISCOUNTS

Free admission. Cash bar

6:30pm Cocktails & Conversation: Marlon Blackwell and Billie Tsien American Institute of Architects

Cocktails & Conversation is a series of dialogues about design that joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. Each program includes a custom-crafted cocktail—one inspired by the architect’s work and created especially for this event.

6:30pm Cocktails & Conversation: Marlon Blackwell and Billie Tsien

Cocktails & Conversation is a series of dialogues about design that joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. Each program includes a custom-crafted cocktail—one inspired by the architect’s work and created especially for this event.

7:00pm Modern Privacy: Reclaiming Our Self Narratives Strand Books

So why does privacy matter? One reason is that it gives us control over our own “self-narrative” – control over how we are perceived by others. Being able to decide, to some degree at least, what information people do and do not have about you is crucial to navigating modern society. Psychology teaches us that first impressions are formed quite quickly, are usually based on only few pieces of information, and are very hard to dislodge. Unfortunately, our opinions of others usually have little regard for the depths of their lives and the capacity of all individuals to grow and change. While we all, as Walt Whitman put it, “contain multitudes,” to live in modern society is to make snap judgments and place other individuals into neat little packages. The full spectrum of human emotion and experience is too often reduced to a small group of facts. Being able to exercise some control over those facts is regarded by almost every society as a fundamental right.

The protection of personal privacy is one of the foremost concerns facing our civilization in the digital age. Those of us who are old enough to remember life before smartphones are keenly aware that Americans today enjoy significantly less privacy than our parents and grandparents did, and this trend seems to only be accelerating.

Cambridge Analytica. Equifax. FaceApp. Every week seems to bring news of privacy’s further erosion and we are starting to get numb.

So what do we do? Is privacy dead? What does that word even mean?

This Olio, taught by a leading privacy scholar and author, will foster a more advanced understanding of privacy — a complex and multifaceted concept — by offering some perspective on what privacy means, how to talk about it, where we have already been on this issue, where we stand now, and, perhaps, where we are headed. Front-and-center will be an examination of the rather slippery statement: “if you’re not doing anything wrong then you should have nothing to hide.”

7:00pm Modern Privacy: Reclaiming Our Self Narratives

So why does privacy matter? One reason is that it gives us control over our own “self-narrative” – control over how we are perceived by others. Being able to decide, to some degree at least, what information people do and do not have about you is crucial to navigating modern society. Psychology teaches us that first impressions are formed quite quickly, are usually based on only few pieces of information, and are very hard to dislodge. Unfortunately, our opinions of others usually have little regard for the depths of their lives and the capacity of all individuals to grow and change. While we all, as Walt Whitman put it, “contain multitudes,” to live in modern society is to make snap judgments and place other individuals into neat little packages. The full spectrum of human emotion and experience is too often reduced to a small group of facts. Being able to exercise some control over those facts is regarded by almost every society as a fundamental right.

The protection of personal privacy is one of the foremost concerns facing our civilization in the digital age. Those of us who are old enough to remember life before smartphones are keenly aware that Americans today enjoy significantly less privacy than our parents and grandparents did, and this trend seems to only be accelerating.

Cambridge Analytica. Equifax. FaceApp. Every week seems to bring news of privacy’s further erosion and we are starting to get numb.

So what do we do? Is privacy dead? What does that word even mean?

This Olio, taught by a leading privacy scholar and author, will foster a more advanced understanding of privacy — a complex and multifaceted concept — by offering some perspective on what privacy means, how to talk about it, where we have already been on this issue, where we stand now, and, perhaps, where we are headed. Front-and-center will be an examination of the rather slippery statement: “if you’re not doing anything wrong then you should have nothing to hide.”

Saturday October 5, 2019 Oct 5, 2019
10:30am The Architecture of Bryant Park American Institute of Architects

Before Bryant Park became New York’s “Living Room” and home to the New York Public Library, it served as a potter’s field, reservoir for the Croton water system, and the site for the Crystal Palace Exhibition. During the Great Depression, Robert Moses implemented a sweeping new landscape plan. Following a decline in the social and physical conditions in the 1970s and 1980s, a major transformation designed by Hanna/Olin was completed in 1990. Today, this successful public and private initiative serves as a model for other open spaces in New York and beyond.

The architecture lining the perimeter of Bryant Park presents a microcosm of the development of Midtown. Keynote projects include the NY Public Library by Carrère and Hastings, the Radiator Building by Hood and Foulihoux, One Bryant Park by Cook+Fox, the Grace Building by SOM, and the Bryant Condominiums and Hotel by David Chipperfield. Numerous support buildings contribute to the overall context completing the urban design and the architectural story of the park.

Urban design and architectural issues will be discussed including NYC zoning, business improvement districts, the evolution of skyscraper design, and how good design and public programming have ameliorated difficult conditions and helped shape an oasis in the crowded city. 

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

10:30am The Architecture of Bryant Park

Before Bryant Park became New York’s “Living Room” and home to the New York Public Library, it served as a potter’s field, reservoir for the Croton water system, and the site for the Crystal Palace Exhibition. During the Great Depression, Robert Moses implemented a sweeping new landscape plan. Following a decline in the social and physical conditions in the 1970s and 1980s, a major transformation designed by Hanna/Olin was completed in 1990. Today, this successful public and private initiative serves as a model for other open spaces in New York and beyond.

The architecture lining the perimeter of Bryant Park presents a microcosm of the development of Midtown. Keynote projects include the NY Public Library by Carrère and Hastings, the Radiator Building by Hood and Foulihoux, One Bryant Park by Cook+Fox, the Grace Building by SOM, and the Bryant Condominiums and Hotel by David Chipperfield. Numerous support buildings contribute to the overall context completing the urban design and the architectural story of the park.

Urban design and architectural issues will be discussed including NYC zoning, business improvement districts, the evolution of skyscraper design, and how good design and public programming have ameliorated difficult conditions and helped shape an oasis in the crowded city. 

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

10:30am Walk-A-Thon & Block Party for Girls' and Women's Health Lower Eastside Girls Club

We are hosting our 11th Annual Walk-A-Thon and Block Party for Girls' and Women’s Health to support our year-round wellness programming.

CREATE OR JOIN A TEAM to help support our year-round programs we provide to over 1,000 low-income girls and young women in the LES community.

10:30am Walk-A-Thon & Block Party for Girls' and Women's Health

We are hosting our 11th Annual Walk-A-Thon and Block Party for Girls' and Women’s Health to support our year-round wellness programming.

CREATE OR JOIN A TEAM to help support our year-round programs we provide to over 1,000 low-income girls and young women in the LES community.

11:00am Brooklyn Out of the Darkness Walk 2019 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Join us in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn for our Out of the Darkness Walk!

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

11:00am Brooklyn Out of the Darkness Walk 2019

Join us in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn for our Out of the Darkness Walk!

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

12:00pm BRIC Family House Party: S.T.E.A.M. Punk BRIC

Join us for a day of sci-fi inspired art and media activities!

Join us for S.T.E.A.M Punk, where science fiction, art, and S.T.E.M. collide. Dig into S.T.E.M. and sci-fi inspired activities, explore contemporary art in the Gallery, and try your hand at media experiences. Come in your best steampunk attire, and dance the afternoon away during our family-dance party hosted by Party Like Brooklyn, Baby.

12:00pm BRIC Family House Party: S.T.E.A.M. Punk

Join us for a day of sci-fi inspired art and media activities!

Join us for S.T.E.A.M Punk, where science fiction, art, and S.T.E.M. collide. Dig into S.T.E.M. and sci-fi inspired activities, explore contemporary art in the Gallery, and try your hand at media experiences. Come in your best steampunk attire, and dance the afternoon away during our family-dance party hosted by Party Like Brooklyn, Baby.

12:30pm Radical Imagination - Collective Memory (Reviving Radical Pt 1) Planned Parenthood of New York City

Please join us for session one of Planned Parenthood of New York City's (PPNYC) Reviving Radical series, Radical Imagination - Collective Memory.

Reviving Radical is a four-part event series of arts and culture community gatherings to re-imagine our sexual and reproductive future. We aim to spark the dialogue necessary to begin reckoning with PPNYC's history and re-imagining our work with community.

Session one, Radical Imagination - Collective Memory, is an interactive community conversation to reflect on reproductive oppression and envision the future of reproductive justice.

12:30pm Radical Imagination - Collective Memory (Reviving Radical Pt 1)

Please join us for session one of Planned Parenthood of New York City's (PPNYC) Reviving Radical series, Radical Imagination - Collective Memory.

Reviving Radical is a four-part event series of arts and culture community gatherings to re-imagine our sexual and reproductive future. We aim to spark the dialogue necessary to begin reckoning with PPNYC's history and re-imagining our work with community.

Session one, Radical Imagination - Collective Memory, is an interactive community conversation to reflect on reproductive oppression and envision the future of reproductive justice.

1:00pm Madison Avenue: High Fashion and Historic Preservation American Institute of Architects

Join AIANY and the Madison Avenue BID as we discover the history behind Madison Avenue’s landmark buildings, and explore how high fashion retail has been incorporated into the district to create a world famous shopping destination. The area evolved from brownstones built in the 1870s and 1880s to lavish Beaux Arts townhouses by celebrated architects such as McKim, Mead & White, Carrère & Hastings and Ernest Flagg, to luxury apartment buildings designed by Rosario Candela, Emery Roth and others. Since early in the twentieth century, many of those historic residential buildings have been transformed to accommodate prestigious stores. The tour will examine architecture from 1870 to the present on and near Madison in the East 60s and 70s, an area entirely within the Upper East Side Historic District, and consider how landmark designation has preserved the avenue’s distinctive character.

1:00pm Madison Avenue: High Fashion and Historic Preservation

Join AIANY and the Madison Avenue BID as we discover the history behind Madison Avenue’s landmark buildings, and explore how high fashion retail has been incorporated into the district to create a world famous shopping destination. The area evolved from brownstones built in the 1870s and 1880s to lavish Beaux Arts townhouses by celebrated architects such as McKim, Mead & White, Carrère & Hastings and Ernest Flagg, to luxury apartment buildings designed by Rosario Candela, Emery Roth and others. Since early in the twentieth century, many of those historic residential buildings have been transformed to accommodate prestigious stores. The tour will examine architecture from 1870 to the present on and near Madison in the East 60s and 70s, an area entirely within the Upper East Side Historic District, and consider how landmark designation has preserved the avenue’s distinctive character.

2:00pm Master Class: Improve Your Concertina Skills Irish Arts Center

Learn how to strengthen your repertoire, play advanced chords, arrange your own sets, and discover the art of ornamentation with Co. Meath native Brenda Castles, winner of multiple All-Ireland Fleadh titles.

For intermediate to advanced learners.

2:00pm Master Class: Improve Your Concertina Skills

Learn how to strengthen your repertoire, play advanced chords, arrange your own sets, and discover the art of ornamentation with Co. Meath native Brenda Castles, winner of multiple All-Ireland Fleadh titles.

For intermediate to advanced learners.

7:00pm Homenaje A Casco Viejo. Presentando Su Arte Literario: "Las Casas De Carton" El Taller Latino Americano

El Taller Latino Americano presentará el sábado 5 de octubre a las 7 pm el evento Homenaje a Casco Viejo y su arte literario “Las casas de cartón”. El evento se llevará a cabo en las instalaciones de El Taller en la 215 E de la calle 99 en El Barrio. El propósito del evento es ofrecer a este poeta desamparado un espacio para ser escuchado.

 William Arrollo conocido en el mundo artístico como “Casco Viejo” es un particular escritor puertorriqueño de la ciudad de Nueva York. Para él no es limitación estar desamparado. Casco deja volar su ingenio, aunque le falta el pan, le sobra el talento. Su arte es la línea delgada y a ello se ha dedicado los últimos años de vida, recopilando más de un centenar de obras inéditas.

 Casco Viejo es un personaje carismático y sin igual. Para él, los años no han pasado en vano, se autodefine como “la voz de la experiencia”. Este hombre ha tenido que enfrentar dos condenas de cárcel, la última de 19 años. Por ello, sabe más que nadie, el valor de la vida y la libertad. Casco hoy en día es un hombre sabio y maduro, sus experiencias lo han llevado a vivir situaciones extremas, que actualmente son su fuente de inspiración. Casco es un hombre que dejó de destruir para aprender a construir.

Actualmente, Casco en su condición de desamparado, se asila en un refugio subterráneo debajo de una tienda de abastos en Brooklyn. En este lugar fue descubierto por el documentalista, Carlos Freire, autor de “Outsiders”, una película que trata el tema de la mendicidad en la ciudad de Nueva York del cual Casco forma parte.

 El evento estará abierto al público en general y tendrá una donación sugerida de $10.

7:00pm Homenaje A Casco Viejo. Presentando Su Arte Literario: "Las Casas De Carton"

El Taller Latino Americano presentará el sábado 5 de octubre a las 7 pm el evento Homenaje a Casco Viejo y su arte literario “Las casas de cartón”. El evento se llevará a cabo en las instalaciones de El Taller en la 215 E de la calle 99 en El Barrio. El propósito del evento es ofrecer a este poeta desamparado un espacio para ser escuchado.

 William Arrollo conocido en el mundo artístico como “Casco Viejo” es un particular escritor puertorriqueño de la ciudad de Nueva York. Para él no es limitación estar desamparado. Casco deja volar su ingenio, aunque le falta el pan, le sobra el talento. Su arte es la línea delgada y a ello se ha dedicado los últimos años de vida, recopilando más de un centenar de obras inéditas.

 Casco Viejo es un personaje carismático y sin igual. Para él, los años no han pasado en vano, se autodefine como “la voz de la experiencia”. Este hombre ha tenido que enfrentar dos condenas de cárcel, la última de 19 años. Por ello, sabe más que nadie, el valor de la vida y la libertad. Casco hoy en día es un hombre sabio y maduro, sus experiencias lo han llevado a vivir situaciones extremas, que actualmente son su fuente de inspiración. Casco es un hombre que dejó de destruir para aprender a construir.

Actualmente, Casco en su condición de desamparado, se asila en un refugio subterráneo debajo de una tienda de abastos en Brooklyn. En este lugar fue descubierto por el documentalista, Carlos Freire, autor de “Outsiders”, una película que trata el tema de la mendicidad en la ciudad de Nueva York del cual Casco forma parte.

 El evento estará abierto al público en general y tendrá una donación sugerida de $10.

Sunday October 6, 2019 Oct 6, 2019
9:45am AIANY Industrial Waterway Tour: Freshkills Park in Staten Island American Institute of Architects

Come witness one of the most remarkable land reclamation projects in history. This extended AIANY architecture boat tour travels to Staten Island and offers a limited “backstage pass” to experience the transformation of the region’s former largest garbage landfill into today’s Freshkills Park. The cruise will enter a network of tidal kills (or streams) to explore the unprecedented land reclamation project, nearly three times the size of Central Park. NYC Parks and AIA New York guides will provide insightful narration about cutting-edge landscape architecture and engineering, urban planning, and the industrial architecture and infrastructure of Staten Island’s North West shore.

This tour is operated in partnership with Classic Harbor Line and features AIA guide Arthur Platt, alongside Laura Truettner, Manager for Park Development for Freshkills Park. 

9:45am AIANY Industrial Waterway Tour: Freshkills Park in Staten Island

Come witness one of the most remarkable land reclamation projects in history. This extended AIANY architecture boat tour travels to Staten Island and offers a limited “backstage pass” to experience the transformation of the region’s former largest garbage landfill into today’s Freshkills Park. The cruise will enter a network of tidal kills (or streams) to explore the unprecedented land reclamation project, nearly three times the size of Central Park. NYC Parks and AIA New York guides will provide insightful narration about cutting-edge landscape architecture and engineering, urban planning, and the industrial architecture and infrastructure of Staten Island’s North West shore.

This tour is operated in partnership with Classic Harbor Line and features AIA guide Arthur Platt, alongside Laura Truettner, Manager for Park Development for Freshkills Park. 

10:00am Venezuelan Cultural Festival Children's Museum of the Arts

Join us Sunday, October 6, for a celebration of Venezuelan culture! CMA is providing performances and interactive workshops inspired by Venezuela. Story Time takes place at 11 am featuring books by Venezuelan authors read by Ana Carmela Ramirez. Interactive performances and workshops with Ana Carmela Ramirez, Daniel Prim, and Gabriel Gchakarji will take place at 12 pm and 2 pm. They will be sharing musical styles of Venezuela on keyboard, drums, and the Venezuelan Cuatro.

10:00am Venezuelan Cultural Festival

Join us Sunday, October 6, for a celebration of Venezuelan culture! CMA is providing performances and interactive workshops inspired by Venezuela. Story Time takes place at 11 am featuring books by Venezuelan authors read by Ana Carmela Ramirez. Interactive performances and workshops with Ana Carmela Ramirez, Daniel Prim, and Gabriel Gchakarji will take place at 12 pm and 2 pm. They will be sharing musical styles of Venezuela on keyboard, drums, and the Venezuelan Cuatro.

7:00pm Sundays at Seven (October 2019) Irish Arts Center

Enjoy an evening with some of New York's most exciting comedians at this long-standing series hosted by Fiona Walsh and Ann Design, with fresh lineups each show. 

Past performers include Frank Conniff (Emmy winner, Mystery Science Theater), Charles McBee (NY Comedy Club), Patty Rosborough (The Daily Show), Jon Fisch (Late Show with David Letterman), Chris Monty (Orange is the New Black), Moody McCarthy (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), Rena Zager (Gotham Comedy Club) and many more! Who will turn up next?

7:00pm Sundays at Seven (October 2019)

Enjoy an evening with some of New York's most exciting comedians at this long-standing series hosted by Fiona Walsh and Ann Design, with fresh lineups each show. 

Past performers include Frank Conniff (Emmy winner, Mystery Science Theater), Charles McBee (NY Comedy Club), Patty Rosborough (The Daily Show), Jon Fisch (Late Show with David Letterman), Chris Monty (Orange is the New Black), Moody McCarthy (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), Rena Zager (Gotham Comedy Club) and many more! Who will turn up next?

Monday October 7, 2019 Oct 7, 2019
7:45am Cargill: don't let the Amazon burn Amazon Watch

The Amazon is on fire, and we know who’s to blame. It’s Cargill.

A new report by Mighty Earth found that Cargill’s activities are centrally linked to the incineration of the Amazon.

On October 7, the Wall Street Journal is interviewing Cargill’s Senior Vice President Ruth Kimmelshue at the Intercontinental New York Barclay. We’re showing up because we need to tell the Wall Street Journal the full story.

Agribusiness giant Cargill is sourcing its animal feed from South America. Not only have they failed to take action to combat deforestation, this year they actually sent a letter to their suppliers specifically to **encourage** them to continue clearing forests.

Five years ago, Cargill pledged to cut ties to deforestation by 2020. This year the company openly admitted they will not be following through on that commitment.

We do not have another 5 years. We don’t have another one year. Cargill must act now.
 

7:45am Cargill: don't let the Amazon burn

The Amazon is on fire, and we know who’s to blame. It’s Cargill.

A new report by Mighty Earth found that Cargill’s activities are centrally linked to the incineration of the Amazon.

On October 7, the Wall Street Journal is interviewing Cargill’s Senior Vice President Ruth Kimmelshue at the Intercontinental New York Barclay. We’re showing up because we need to tell the Wall Street Journal the full story.

Agribusiness giant Cargill is sourcing its animal feed from South America. Not only have they failed to take action to combat deforestation, this year they actually sent a letter to their suppliers specifically to **encourage** them to continue clearing forests.

Five years ago, Cargill pledged to cut ties to deforestation by 2020. This year the company openly admitted they will not be following through on that commitment.

We do not have another 5 years. We don’t have another one year. Cargill must act now.
 

11:00am Meet the Curators: Rebecca Hayes Jacobs, PhD, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow Museum of the City of New York

As part of the new Meet the Curators tour series, join Dr. Rebecca Hayes Jacobs as she guides you through Urban Indian: Native New York Now, the exhibition that she co-curated with Jason Lujan. Explore the flourishing Native presence in New York City through the exhibition’s mix of contemporary artwork, performing arts, and community memorabilia. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.)

11:00am Meet the Curators: Rebecca Hayes Jacobs, PhD, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow

As part of the new Meet the Curators tour series, join Dr. Rebecca Hayes Jacobs as she guides you through Urban Indian: Native New York Now, the exhibition that she co-curated with Jason Lujan. Explore the flourishing Native presence in New York City through the exhibition’s mix of contemporary artwork, performing arts, and community memorabilia. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.)

7:00pm Eve Rodsky: Fair Play Strand Books

Eve Rodsky is changing society one marriage at a time with a twenty-first-century solution to an age-old problem: women shouldering the brunt of domestic responsibilities, regardless of whether they work outside the home. The unequal emotional labor and "invisible work" in marriage is a hot-button issue, but no one has offered a real solution to this dilemma, until now. 

Rodsky interviewed more than five hundred men and women from all walks of life to figure out what the invisible work in a family actually is and how to get it done efficiently. The resulting time- and sanity-saving system offers a completely original lexicon that identifies the 100 main tasks in any marriage and then divides those tasks fairly (not necessarily equally!). 

Fair Play allows couples to renegotiate all of the work it takes to run a home--and empowers them to reimagine their relationship, time, and purpose. With four easy-to-follow rules and a figurative card game played with your partner, winning means rebalancing your home life and reclaiming your Unicorn Space--as in, the space to develop the skills and passions that keep you interested and interesting. Let's deal you in.

Join us in our Rare Book Room as Eve celebrates the release of her book!

7:00pm Eve Rodsky: Fair Play

Eve Rodsky is changing society one marriage at a time with a twenty-first-century solution to an age-old problem: women shouldering the brunt of domestic responsibilities, regardless of whether they work outside the home. The unequal emotional labor and "invisible work" in marriage is a hot-button issue, but no one has offered a real solution to this dilemma, until now. 

Rodsky interviewed more than five hundred men and women from all walks of life to figure out what the invisible work in a family actually is and how to get it done efficiently. The resulting time- and sanity-saving system offers a completely original lexicon that identifies the 100 main tasks in any marriage and then divides those tasks fairly (not necessarily equally!). 

Fair Play allows couples to renegotiate all of the work it takes to run a home--and empowers them to reimagine their relationship, time, and purpose. With four easy-to-follow rules and a figurative card game played with your partner, winning means rebalancing your home life and reclaiming your Unicorn Space--as in, the space to develop the skills and passions that keep you interested and interesting. Let's deal you in.

Join us in our Rare Book Room as Eve celebrates the release of her book!

7:30pm Frank Santoro's Pittsburgh & Ogden Whitney's Return To Romance Strand Books

Frank Santoro's Pittsburgh is the story of a family, and a city. Santoro faces a straightforward yet heart-rending reality: his parents, once high-school sweethearts, now never speak to each other—despite working in the same building. Stuck in the middle, he tries to understand. Using markers, pencils, scissors, and tape, with a variety of papers, drawing in vivid colors and exuberant lines, Santoro constructs a multi-generational retelling of their lives. Framed by his parents’ courtship and marriage, and set amid the vital but fading neighborhood streets, the pages of Pittsburgh are filled with details both quotidian and dramatic—from his childhood mishaps to his father’s trauma in Vietnam—interspersed throughout with the mute witness of the family dog, Pretzel.

Ogden Whitney was one of the unsung masters of American comics. He is perhaps best remembered for co-creating the satirical superhero Herbie Popnecker, also known as the Fat Fury, but his romance comics of the late 1950s and 1960s may be even more unique. In Whitney’s hands, the standard formula of meet-cute, minor complications, and final blissful kiss becomes something very different: an unsettling vision of midcentury American romance as a devastating power struggle, a form of intimate psychological warfare dressed up in pearls and flannel suits. From suburban lawns and offices to rocket labs and factories, his men and women scheme and clash, dominate and escape. It is darkly hilarious, truly terrifying—and yes, occasionally even a bit romantic.

Join us on the second floor as Frank Santoro talks with writer/editor Dan Nadel and The New Yorker's Naomi Fry!

7:30pm Frank Santoro's Pittsburgh & Ogden Whitney's Return To Romance

Frank Santoro's Pittsburgh is the story of a family, and a city. Santoro faces a straightforward yet heart-rending reality: his parents, once high-school sweethearts, now never speak to each other—despite working in the same building. Stuck in the middle, he tries to understand. Using markers, pencils, scissors, and tape, with a variety of papers, drawing in vivid colors and exuberant lines, Santoro constructs a multi-generational retelling of their lives. Framed by his parents’ courtship and marriage, and set amid the vital but fading neighborhood streets, the pages of Pittsburgh are filled with details both quotidian and dramatic—from his childhood mishaps to his father’s trauma in Vietnam—interspersed throughout with the mute witness of the family dog, Pretzel.

Ogden Whitney was one of the unsung masters of American comics. He is perhaps best remembered for co-creating the satirical superhero Herbie Popnecker, also known as the Fat Fury, but his romance comics of the late 1950s and 1960s may be even more unique. In Whitney’s hands, the standard formula of meet-cute, minor complications, and final blissful kiss becomes something very different: an unsettling vision of midcentury American romance as a devastating power struggle, a form of intimate psychological warfare dressed up in pearls and flannel suits. From suburban lawns and offices to rocket labs and factories, his men and women scheme and clash, dominate and escape. It is darkly hilarious, truly terrifying—and yes, occasionally even a bit romantic.

Join us on the second floor as Frank Santoro talks with writer/editor Dan Nadel and The New Yorker's Naomi Fry!

10:30pm Thank You For Coming Out: An LGBTQ Event Magnet Theater

Thank You For Coming Out celebrates LGBTQ improvisers and storytellers of all experience levels from all over NYC. Based on the details of a vulnerable and heartfelt coming out story, our improvisers make up a hilariously insightful and creative show on the spot. Our actors range from newbies to Broadway sensations!

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh-cry. COME OUT and join us, won't you?

We're not just a show, we're a community!

10:30pm Thank You For Coming Out: An LGBTQ Event

Thank You For Coming Out celebrates LGBTQ improvisers and storytellers of all experience levels from all over NYC. Based on the details of a vulnerable and heartfelt coming out story, our improvisers make up a hilariously insightful and creative show on the spot. Our actors range from newbies to Broadway sensations!

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh-cry. COME OUT and join us, won't you?

We're not just a show, we're a community!

Tuesday October 8, 2019 Oct 8, 2019
6:00pm Brett Littman: Notes on Noguchi Art Students League

Brett Littman, Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York discusses the founding of the museum, Noguchi’s ideas about the museum’s layout and garden, his “kaleidoscopic” artistic philosophies, and the institutions evolving ideas about how to preserve and make Noguchi’s legacy dynamic in contemporary world we live in.

6:00pm Brett Littman: Notes on Noguchi

Brett Littman, Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York discusses the founding of the museum, Noguchi’s ideas about the museum’s layout and garden, his “kaleidoscopic” artistic philosophies, and the institutions evolving ideas about how to preserve and make Noguchi’s legacy dynamic in contemporary world we live in.

6:30pm AIANY Boat Tour: Architecture and the Lights of Gotham American Institute of Architects

Building on the successful ten-year collaboration between AIANY and Classic Harbor Line, this new architecture boat tour capitalizes on the remarkable skyline of Manhattan after sunset. From the time the Brooklyn Bridge was inaugurated with dazzling lights and fireworks in 1883, architects and lighting designers have understood the importance of presenting their structures in the night sky. Prominent examples include the Statue of Liberty from 1886, the Woolworth Tower in 1913, the 1931 Empire State Building, and One World Trade Center.

Today’s designers have a sophisticated array of sources, palette of colors and endless programs to run these lighting systems. Lighting designers also have a responsibility to carefully consider energy efficiency, safety and security, protection of bird life, and controlling light trespass to the public realm and the night sky.   

This two hour-and fifteen-minute narrated cruise will depart at sunset from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan and will include the Lower Hudson River, the Upper Bay and the East River, and will be offered most Tuesday evenings throughout the fall.

6:30pm AIANY Boat Tour: Architecture and the Lights of Gotham

Building on the successful ten-year collaboration between AIANY and Classic Harbor Line, this new architecture boat tour capitalizes on the remarkable skyline of Manhattan after sunset. From the time the Brooklyn Bridge was inaugurated with dazzling lights and fireworks in 1883, architects and lighting designers have understood the importance of presenting their structures in the night sky. Prominent examples include the Statue of Liberty from 1886, the Woolworth Tower in 1913, the 1931 Empire State Building, and One World Trade Center.

Today’s designers have a sophisticated array of sources, palette of colors and endless programs to run these lighting systems. Lighting designers also have a responsibility to carefully consider energy efficiency, safety and security, protection of bird life, and controlling light trespass to the public realm and the night sky.   

This two hour-and fifteen-minute narrated cruise will depart at sunset from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan and will include the Lower Hudson River, the Upper Bay and the East River, and will be offered most Tuesday evenings throughout the fall.

7:00pm Andrew Marantz: Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, And The Hijacking Of The American Conversation Strand Books

Antisocial reveals how the boundaries between technology, media, and politics have been erased, resulting in a deeply broken informational landscape--the landscape in which we all now live. Marantz shows how alienated young people are led down the rabbit hole of online radicalization, and how fringe ideas spread--from anonymous corners of social media to cable TV to the President's Twitter feed. Marantz also sits with the creators of social media as they start to reckon with the forces they've unleashed. Will they be able to solve the communication crisis they helped bring about, or are their interventions too little too late?

7:00pm Andrew Marantz: Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, And The Hijacking Of The American Conversation

Antisocial reveals how the boundaries between technology, media, and politics have been erased, resulting in a deeply broken informational landscape--the landscape in which we all now live. Marantz shows how alienated young people are led down the rabbit hole of online radicalization, and how fringe ideas spread--from anonymous corners of social media to cable TV to the President's Twitter feed. Marantz also sits with the creators of social media as they start to reckon with the forces they've unleashed. Will they be able to solve the communication crisis they helped bring about, or are their interventions too little too late?

7:30pm Erin Williams: Commute (W/ Emily Gould) Strand Books

In Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame, we follow author and illustrator Erin Williams on her daily commute to and from work, punctuated by recollections of sexual encounters as well as memories of her battle with alcoholism, addiction, and recovery. As she moves through the world navigating banal, familiar, and sometimes uncomfortable interactions with the familiar-faced strangers she sees daily, Williams weaves together a riveting collection of flashbacks. Her recollections highlight the indefinable moments when lines are crossed and a woman must ask herself if the only way to avoid being objectified is to simply cease to draw any attention to her physical being. She delves into the gray space that lives between consent and assault and tenderly explores the complexity of the shame, guilt, vulnerability, and responsibility attached to both.

7:30pm Erin Williams: Commute (W/ Emily Gould)

In Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame, we follow author and illustrator Erin Williams on her daily commute to and from work, punctuated by recollections of sexual encounters as well as memories of her battle with alcoholism, addiction, and recovery. As she moves through the world navigating banal, familiar, and sometimes uncomfortable interactions with the familiar-faced strangers she sees daily, Williams weaves together a riveting collection of flashbacks. Her recollections highlight the indefinable moments when lines are crossed and a woman must ask herself if the only way to avoid being objectified is to simply cease to draw any attention to her physical being. She delves into the gray space that lives between consent and assault and tenderly explores the complexity of the shame, guilt, vulnerability, and responsibility attached to both.

Wednesday October 9, 2019 Oct 9, 2019
6:00pm Sasha Pieterse: Sasha In Good Taste Strand Books

Welcome to the party!

Actress and singer Sasha Pieterse's creative talents and love for entertaining influence every aspect of her life. When she bought her first house with her now-husband, she was inspired to bring her Pinterest boards to life and indulge in her longtime love for cooking, baking, and crafting. When she’s not in front of the camera or in the recording studio, Sasha is entertaining and inspiring friends and family with food, drinks, and fun home projects.

Sasha in Good Taste is a gorgeous and inspiring collection of Sasha’s favorite “easy-peasy” recipes, ideas for décor, and tips and tricks for cooking and entertaining. Infused with the passion Sasha uses to create every meal, every cocktail, and every party, Sasha in Good Taste covers every step: planning on a budget, deciding what to cook—from savory bites to full on feasts—pairing cocktails, and setting the table and the mood with accents you can easily make, like “blood bags” filled with cocktails for Halloween. Inside you’ll find:

  • 17 Savory Recipes: Bites, dishes and platters, including Spicy Burrata Meatballs and Muddled Blackberry & Goat Cheese Toast
  • 15 Sweet Recipes: Puddings, cookies, cakes and biscuits, like Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts and Whiskey Cupcakes
  • 11 Cocktail Recipes: With “polite,” “sassy,” and non-alcoholic options, fun sips such as Elderflower Mules and Lavender Electric Lemonade
  • 13 Party Ideas: Fun and easy ideas for decorating and crafting for any and all occasions, from Cigar Bars to Painting Parties to Christmas gatherings

With recipes for the sweet and the savory, concoctions for tasty sips, tips on making every event—from an intimate dinner to a holiday bash—pretty, getting organized, keeping it on theme, and having confidence in the kitchen, Sasha in Good Taste is brimming with information and dozens of inviting full-color photographs that showcase Sasha’s love of entertaining.

Join us for a photo-op and signing at our main floor buying desk!

6:00pm Sasha Pieterse: Sasha In Good Taste

Welcome to the party!

Actress and singer Sasha Pieterse's creative talents and love for entertaining influence every aspect of her life. When she bought her first house with her now-husband, she was inspired to bring her Pinterest boards to life and indulge in her longtime love for cooking, baking, and crafting. When she’s not in front of the camera or in the recording studio, Sasha is entertaining and inspiring friends and family with food, drinks, and fun home projects.

Sasha in Good Taste is a gorgeous and inspiring collection of Sasha’s favorite “easy-peasy” recipes, ideas for décor, and tips and tricks for cooking and entertaining. Infused with the passion Sasha uses to create every meal, every cocktail, and every party, Sasha in Good Taste covers every step: planning on a budget, deciding what to cook—from savory bites to full on feasts—pairing cocktails, and setting the table and the mood with accents you can easily make, like “blood bags” filled with cocktails for Halloween. Inside you’ll find:

  • 17 Savory Recipes: Bites, dishes and platters, including Spicy Burrata Meatballs and Muddled Blackberry & Goat Cheese Toast
  • 15 Sweet Recipes: Puddings, cookies, cakes and biscuits, like Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts and Whiskey Cupcakes
  • 11 Cocktail Recipes: With “polite,” “sassy,” and non-alcoholic options, fun sips such as Elderflower Mules and Lavender Electric Lemonade
  • 13 Party Ideas: Fun and easy ideas for decorating and crafting for any and all occasions, from Cigar Bars to Painting Parties to Christmas gatherings

With recipes for the sweet and the savory, concoctions for tasty sips, tips on making every event—from an intimate dinner to a holiday bash—pretty, getting organized, keeping it on theme, and having confidence in the kitchen, Sasha in Good Taste is brimming with information and dozens of inviting full-color photographs that showcase Sasha’s love of entertaining.

Join us for a photo-op and signing at our main floor buying desk!

7:00pm One More to Go: An Evening of Performance Art BRIC

Join us for a performance by Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience artist Baseera Khan.

About Baseera Khan
Baseera Khan experiments with a variety of forms to explore the ways in which her Muslim identity is and can be represented ‒ from embroidered Nike AirForce Ones to customized prayer rugs made in India. Through common objects and materials, Khan reveals the complicated nature of representing oneself as Muslim and the implicit Islamophobia that permeates a consumer culture that prides itself on individual self-expression. Negotiating the realms of public and private spaces are integral to Khan’s practice In Privacy Control ‒ panels of double-sided mirrored acrylic behind which are displayed her own translations of protective verses from the Quran, she plays with the ambiguity between clarity and opacity, thus exercising control over what can be seen and protecting representations of identity. In other works, the issue of representation is made both personal and political. My Family Standing, My Family Seated, and My Family’s Headwraps, all center Muslim figures, including family portraits. Khan has punctured the surfaces of these layered images with holes in a semi-circular formation, recalling the seating layout of the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol building. Through the small holes, glimpses of enlarged photos of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim congresswomen, are made visible. Such a combination of layering and cutting out continues Khan’s tactics of playing with obfuscation and visibility, the personal and political.

7:00pm One More to Go: An Evening of Performance Art

Join us for a performance by Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience artist Baseera Khan.

About Baseera Khan
Baseera Khan experiments with a variety of forms to explore the ways in which her Muslim identity is and can be represented ‒ from embroidered Nike AirForce Ones to customized prayer rugs made in India. Through common objects and materials, Khan reveals the complicated nature of representing oneself as Muslim and the implicit Islamophobia that permeates a consumer culture that prides itself on individual self-expression. Negotiating the realms of public and private spaces are integral to Khan’s practice In Privacy Control ‒ panels of double-sided mirrored acrylic behind which are displayed her own translations of protective verses from the Quran, she plays with the ambiguity between clarity and opacity, thus exercising control over what can be seen and protecting representations of identity. In other works, the issue of representation is made both personal and political. My Family Standing, My Family Seated, and My Family’s Headwraps, all center Muslim figures, including family portraits. Khan has punctured the surfaces of these layered images with holes in a semi-circular formation, recalling the seating layout of the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol building. Through the small holes, glimpses of enlarged photos of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim congresswomen, are made visible. Such a combination of layering and cutting out continues Khan’s tactics of playing with obfuscation and visibility, the personal and political.

7:30pm Sergio Troncoso: A Peculiar Kind Of Immigrant's Son Strand Books

How does a Mexican-American, the son of poor immigrants, leave his border home and move to the heart of gringo America? How does he adapt to the worlds of wealth, elite universities, the rush and power of New York City? How does he make peace with a stern old-fashioned father who has only known hard field labor his whole life? With echoes of Dreiser's American Tragedy and Fitzgerald's Gatsby, Troncoso tells his luminous stories through the lens of an exile adrift in the 21st century, his characters suffering from the loss of culture and language, the loss of roots and home as they adapt to the glittering promises of new worlds which ultimately seem so empty.

Join us on the 2nd floor where Sergio talks about his new book with Christina Chiu!

7:30pm Sergio Troncoso: A Peculiar Kind Of Immigrant's Son

How does a Mexican-American, the son of poor immigrants, leave his border home and move to the heart of gringo America? How does he adapt to the worlds of wealth, elite universities, the rush and power of New York City? How does he make peace with a stern old-fashioned father who has only known hard field labor his whole life? With echoes of Dreiser's American Tragedy and Fitzgerald's Gatsby, Troncoso tells his luminous stories through the lens of an exile adrift in the 21st century, his characters suffering from the loss of culture and language, the loss of roots and home as they adapt to the glittering promises of new worlds which ultimately seem so empty.

Join us on the 2nd floor where Sergio talks about his new book with Christina Chiu!

8:30pm Ashley Davis Trio Irish Arts Center

International recording artist and songwriter Ashley Davis, whose collaborators have included Eileen Ivers, Sara Watkins and Lúnasa, returns for a one-night acoustic set featuring the hypnotic, stirring songs of her genre-defying new album Burning Down.

8:30pm Ashley Davis Trio

International recording artist and songwriter Ashley Davis, whose collaborators have included Eileen Ivers, Sara Watkins and Lúnasa, returns for a one-night acoustic set featuring the hypnotic, stirring songs of her genre-defying new album Burning Down.

Thursday October 10, 2019 Oct 10, 2019
7:00am 5th Annual Vision Zero Cities Conference Transportation Alternatives

On October 10 and 11, Transportation Alternatives will bring together leading industry and policy experts, advocates, and elected officials for the fifth annual Vision Zero Cities Conference, taking place at Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall.

Day one of the conference will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a networking reception. 

Day two will include various "in the field" opportunities, such as walking/biking tours, and deep-dive workshops. 

In conjunction with the conference, Transportation Alternatives will publish a fourth edition of the Vision Zero Cities Journal.

7:00am 5th Annual Vision Zero Cities Conference

On October 10 and 11, Transportation Alternatives will bring together leading industry and policy experts, advocates, and elected officials for the fifth annual Vision Zero Cities Conference, taking place at Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall.

Day one of the conference will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a networking reception. 

Day two will include various "in the field" opportunities, such as walking/biking tours, and deep-dive workshops. 

In conjunction with the conference, Transportation Alternatives will publish a fourth edition of the Vision Zero Cities Journal.

12:30pm Brooklyn College Reproductive Access Townhall Planned Parenthood of New York City

Planned Parenthood NYC is organizing a townhall on reproductive access at Brooklyn College.

Come get involved with organizing with PPNYC!

Lunch provided.

12:30pm Brooklyn College Reproductive Access Townhall

Planned Parenthood NYC is organizing a townhall on reproductive access at Brooklyn College.

Come get involved with organizing with PPNYC!

Lunch provided.

6:00pm Korean Sool 101 Korea Society

Join us for a fun evening to learn about - and taste! - the signature alcoholic beverages of Korea: Soju and Makgeolli: what makes them so unique and tasty, and how they are becoming ever so popular outside of Korea. Meet the young Korean Americans continuing and putting their own marks on the tradition.

Free tasting included. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

6:00pm Korean Sool 101

Join us for a fun evening to learn about - and taste! - the signature alcoholic beverages of Korea: Soju and Makgeolli: what makes them so unique and tasty, and how they are becoming ever so popular outside of Korea. Meet the young Korean Americans continuing and putting their own marks on the tradition.

Free tasting included. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

6:30pm Renovating Democracy Asia Society

He has signed on the “Giving Pledge,” committing the majority of his wealth to philanthropy; now Nicolas Berggruen, Chairman of the Berggruen Institute, is rethinking the way technology and social media are impacting democracy.

In his new book Renovating Democracy, Berggruen considers how to govern in the age of globalization and digital capitalism.

Join Berggruen and WorldPost Editor-in-chief and the book’s co-author Nathan Gardels for a thought-provoking conversation with Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran.  A book sale and signing will follow.

6:30pm Renovating Democracy

He has signed on the “Giving Pledge,” committing the majority of his wealth to philanthropy; now Nicolas Berggruen, Chairman of the Berggruen Institute, is rethinking the way technology and social media are impacting democracy.

In his new book Renovating Democracy, Berggruen considers how to govern in the age of globalization and digital capitalism.

Join Berggruen and WorldPost Editor-in-chief and the book’s co-author Nathan Gardels for a thought-provoking conversation with Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran.  A book sale and signing will follow.

7:00pm Rob Paulsen: Voice Lessons (W/ Michael Fleeman + Kevin Conroy) Strand Books

Rob Paulsen is one of Hollywood’s busiest, most talented, and most passionate performers. If you don’t know him by name, you will know him by the many characters he has brought to life: Pinky from Pinky and the Brain and Yakko from Animaniacs, the tough, but loveable, Raphael from the original animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many more.

So, you can imagine how terrifying it must have been when Rob was diagnosed with throat cancer, putting his entire livelihood in jeopardy and threatening to rob the world of all his loveable characters that filled our youth and adulthood with humor and delight.

Join us as Rob sits down with best-selling author Michael Fleeman and fellow voice-actor most known for his portrayal of Batman Kevin Conroy!

7:00pm Rob Paulsen: Voice Lessons (W/ Michael Fleeman + Kevin Conroy)

Rob Paulsen is one of Hollywood’s busiest, most talented, and most passionate performers. If you don’t know him by name, you will know him by the many characters he has brought to life: Pinky from Pinky and the Brain and Yakko from Animaniacs, the tough, but loveable, Raphael from the original animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many more.

So, you can imagine how terrifying it must have been when Rob was diagnosed with throat cancer, putting his entire livelihood in jeopardy and threatening to rob the world of all his loveable characters that filled our youth and adulthood with humor and delight.

Join us as Rob sits down with best-selling author Michael Fleeman and fellow voice-actor most known for his portrayal of Batman Kevin Conroy!

7:30pm Tobin’s Run on 51: Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen Irish Arts Center

Jazz music thrums with the influence of gospel and the blues, from artists like Bessie Smith, Mahalia Jackson, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Andy Bey, and others. This installment of Tobin’s Run on 51 travels the terrain forged by the three genres, taking the audience from the crossroads to the pulpit and beyond. Lineup includes the sensational Michelle Walker. 

7:30pm Tobin’s Run on 51: Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen

Jazz music thrums with the influence of gospel and the blues, from artists like Bessie Smith, Mahalia Jackson, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Andy Bey, and others. This installment of Tobin’s Run on 51 travels the terrain forged by the three genres, taking the audience from the crossroads to the pulpit and beyond. Lineup includes the sensational Michelle Walker. 

7:30pm Jenny Brown: Without Apology (with Liza Featherstone) Strand Books

With an antiabortion majority on the Supreme Court and several states attempting to outlaw abortion altogether, many activists are on the defensive, hoping to hold on to reproductive rights in a few places and cases. How did we get here and how do we build a fighting movement for abortion rights and full reproductive justice?

In her new book Without Apology, Jenny Brown uncovers a century of legal abortion in the United States until 1873, recalls women’s experiences in the illegal days, and shows how the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s really won abortion rights. She draws inspiration and lessons from the radicals of Redstockings, the Army of Three, and the Jane Collective, putting together a road map for today’s organizers from the black feminist argument for reproductive justice, the successful fight to make the morning-after pill available over the counter, and the recent mass movement to repeal Ireland’s abortion ban. It's time to return to the fundamental ideas that won legal abortion in the first place: Women publicly telling the full truth of their own experience, demanding repeal of all abortion restrictions, and showing how abortion and birth control are the key demands in the struggle for women’s freedom.

Join us on the Strand's second floor as Jenny discusses Without Apology with The Nation's Liza Featherstone.

7:30pm Jenny Brown: Without Apology (with Liza Featherstone)

With an antiabortion majority on the Supreme Court and several states attempting to outlaw abortion altogether, many activists are on the defensive, hoping to hold on to reproductive rights in a few places and cases. How did we get here and how do we build a fighting movement for abortion rights and full reproductive justice?

In her new book Without Apology, Jenny Brown uncovers a century of legal abortion in the United States until 1873, recalls women’s experiences in the illegal days, and shows how the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s really won abortion rights. She draws inspiration and lessons from the radicals of Redstockings, the Army of Three, and the Jane Collective, putting together a road map for today’s organizers from the black feminist argument for reproductive justice, the successful fight to make the morning-after pill available over the counter, and the recent mass movement to repeal Ireland’s abortion ban. It's time to return to the fundamental ideas that won legal abortion in the first place: Women publicly telling the full truth of their own experience, demanding repeal of all abortion restrictions, and showing how abortion and birth control are the key demands in the struggle for women’s freedom.

Join us on the Strand's second floor as Jenny discusses Without Apology with The Nation's Liza Featherstone.

Friday October 11, 2019 Oct 11, 2019
3:00pm 2019 Sherman Family Emerging Scholar Lecture Korea Society

University of Colorado Boulder Visiting Assistant Professor Ivanna Sang Een Yi addresses P’ansori Mountain Pilgrimages: Land as Interlocutor in Contemporary Korean Oral Performance and Literature. In a presentation both spoken and sung, Professor Yi conceptualizes the contemporary practice of p’ansori san kongbu, mountain study, as a form of pilgrimage. A reception follows the lecture, the third in this annual lecture series encouraging new thought leadership on Korea in the United States. 

3:00pm 2019 Sherman Family Emerging Scholar Lecture

University of Colorado Boulder Visiting Assistant Professor Ivanna Sang Een Yi addresses P’ansori Mountain Pilgrimages: Land as Interlocutor in Contemporary Korean Oral Performance and Literature. In a presentation both spoken and sung, Professor Yi conceptualizes the contemporary practice of p’ansori san kongbu, mountain study, as a form of pilgrimage. A reception follows the lecture, the third in this annual lecture series encouraging new thought leadership on Korea in the United States. 

7:00pm Kim-Joy: Baking With Kim-Joy Strand Books

Infuse your baking with a sprinkle of glitter, a rainbow of colors and a menagerie of woodland creatures with the help of this unique baking book from everyone's favorite Great British Bake Off finalist, Kim-Joy!

If you've ever wanted to know how to bring your baking to life, Kim-Joy will show you how in this fun and practical book. As well as basic cake mixes, cookie doughs, fillings/frostings and decorating techniques, she shares 40 of her wonderfully imaginative designs for iced cookie creatures, big occasion cakes, character macarons and meringues, ornate breads and showstopping traybakes. Recipes include step-by-step photography and adorable illustrations accompanied by little messages of positivity throughout.

Whether you want to learn how to make a llama cookie, a cat paradise cake, a panda-madeleine or a choux-bun turtle, there's something here to capture your imagination and spread a little (Kim-)Joy!

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Kim-Joy shares her book!

7:00pm Kim-Joy: Baking With Kim-Joy

Infuse your baking with a sprinkle of glitter, a rainbow of colors and a menagerie of woodland creatures with the help of this unique baking book from everyone's favorite Great British Bake Off finalist, Kim-Joy!

If you've ever wanted to know how to bring your baking to life, Kim-Joy will show you how in this fun and practical book. As well as basic cake mixes, cookie doughs, fillings/frostings and decorating techniques, she shares 40 of her wonderfully imaginative designs for iced cookie creatures, big occasion cakes, character macarons and meringues, ornate breads and showstopping traybakes. Recipes include step-by-step photography and adorable illustrations accompanied by little messages of positivity throughout.

Whether you want to learn how to make a llama cookie, a cat paradise cake, a panda-madeleine or a choux-bun turtle, there's something here to capture your imagination and spread a little (Kim-)Joy!

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Kim-Joy shares her book!

Saturday October 12, 2019 Oct 12, 2019
11:00am Nepalese Dog Honoring Ceremony at Harvest Fest Rubin Museum

Your dog has probably been through a lot with you this year. Take some time to give thanks and honor your pooch with garlands and colors, inspired by the customs of the annual Nepalese dog honoring festival, Tihar!

On October 12, bring your dog to the Rubin Museum of Art’s booth at Harvest Fest, an outdoor artisanal market and seasonal festival produced by the Meatpacking District in Hudson River Park's 14th Street Park. You’ll get to honor your dog according to a Nepalese tradition and take home a certificate from the Rubin as a keepsake.

11:00am Nepalese Dog Honoring Ceremony at Harvest Fest

Your dog has probably been through a lot with you this year. Take some time to give thanks and honor your pooch with garlands and colors, inspired by the customs of the annual Nepalese dog honoring festival, Tihar!

On October 12, bring your dog to the Rubin Museum of Art’s booth at Harvest Fest, an outdoor artisanal market and seasonal festival produced by the Meatpacking District in Hudson River Park's 14th Street Park. You’ll get to honor your dog according to a Nepalese tradition and take home a certificate from the Rubin as a keepsake.

11:15am House of Yes: Creating a Culture of Consent Rubin Museum

House of YES is excited to host a discussion about consent and creating safer spaces, a topic that is deeply important to this theatre-infused nightclub and creative collective based in Brooklyn. As one of the only venues in New York City that employs a trained team to help promote affirmative consent on the dance floor, House of Yes has spent 3 years crafting and refining a consent program to fit the needs of the growing venue and global movement. Their consent program has been featured in outlets such as the BBC, NBC, New Yorker, NPR, and Vice. The program is dynamic and open to continual feedback.

The Rubin Museum invites you to take a seat at the table. Throughout our Year of Power, we are hosting The Long Table, an open-source participatory project conceived by artist and activist Lois Weaver, which provides a forum for visitors and community groups to engage in a series of conversations on sharing power.

11:15am House of Yes: Creating a Culture of Consent

House of YES is excited to host a discussion about consent and creating safer spaces, a topic that is deeply important to this theatre-infused nightclub and creative collective based in Brooklyn. As one of the only venues in New York City that employs a trained team to help promote affirmative consent on the dance floor, House of Yes has spent 3 years crafting and refining a consent program to fit the needs of the growing venue and global movement. Their consent program has been featured in outlets such as the BBC, NBC, New Yorker, NPR, and Vice. The program is dynamic and open to continual feedback.

The Rubin Museum invites you to take a seat at the table. Throughout our Year of Power, we are hosting The Long Table, an open-source participatory project conceived by artist and activist Lois Weaver, which provides a forum for visitors and community groups to engage in a series of conversations on sharing power.

3:00pm Sen. Rand Paul & Kelley Paul: The Case Against Socialism Strand Books

Socialism has killed millions, but it’s now the ideology du jour on American college campuses and among many leftists. Reintroduced by leaders such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the ideology manifests itself in starry-eyed calls for free-spending policies like Medicare-for-all and student loan forgiveness.

In The Case Against Socialism, Senator Rand Paul outlines the history of socialism, from Stalin’s gulags to the current famine in Venezuela. He tackles common misconceptions about the “utopia” of socialist Europe. As it turns out, Scandinavian countries love capitalism as much as Americans, and have, for decades, been cutting back on the things Bernie loves the most."

Socialism’s return is only possible because many Americans have forgotten the true dangers of the twentieth-century’s deadliest ideology. Paul reveals the devastating truth: for every college student sporting a Che Guevara T-shirt, there’s a Venezuelan child dying of starvation. Desperate refugees flee communist Cuba to escape oppressive censorship, rationed food and squalid hospitals, not “free” healthcare. Socialist dictatorships like the People’s Republic of China crush freedom of speech and run massive surveillance states while masquerading as enlightened modern nations. Far from providing economic freedom, socialist governments enslave their citizens. They offer illusory promises of safety and equality while restricting personal liberty, tightening state power, sapping human enterprise and making citizens dependent on the dole.

If socialism takes hold in America, it will imperil the fate of the world’s freest nation, unleashing a plague of oppressive government control. The Case Against Socialism is a timely response to that threat and a call to action against the forces menacing American liberty."

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Sen. Rand Paul and his wife Kelley share Rand's new book.

3:00pm Sen. Rand Paul & Kelley Paul: The Case Against Socialism

Socialism has killed millions, but it’s now the ideology du jour on American college campuses and among many leftists. Reintroduced by leaders such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the ideology manifests itself in starry-eyed calls for free-spending policies like Medicare-for-all and student loan forgiveness.

In The Case Against Socialism, Senator Rand Paul outlines the history of socialism, from Stalin’s gulags to the current famine in Venezuela. He tackles common misconceptions about the “utopia” of socialist Europe. As it turns out, Scandinavian countries love capitalism as much as Americans, and have, for decades, been cutting back on the things Bernie loves the most."

Socialism’s return is only possible because many Americans have forgotten the true dangers of the twentieth-century’s deadliest ideology. Paul reveals the devastating truth: for every college student sporting a Che Guevara T-shirt, there’s a Venezuelan child dying of starvation. Desperate refugees flee communist Cuba to escape oppressive censorship, rationed food and squalid hospitals, not “free” healthcare. Socialist dictatorships like the People’s Republic of China crush freedom of speech and run massive surveillance states while masquerading as enlightened modern nations. Far from providing economic freedom, socialist governments enslave their citizens. They offer illusory promises of safety and equality while restricting personal liberty, tightening state power, sapping human enterprise and making citizens dependent on the dole.

If socialism takes hold in America, it will imperil the fate of the world’s freest nation, unleashing a plague of oppressive government control. The Case Against Socialism is a timely response to that threat and a call to action against the forces menacing American liberty."

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Sen. Rand Paul and his wife Kelley share Rand's new book.

Sunday October 13, 2019 Oct 13, 2019
11:00am Native American Heritage Celebration Museum of the City of New York

Join us in celebrating the vast history and contemporary voices of Native American New Yorkers, who come from Tribal Nations from all over the country. Enjoy storytelling and a performance of songs and dances of many tribes from the Northeast, Southwest, and Great Plains by the renowned Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. See Lenape objects in New York at Its Core and contemporary art by Native American New Yorkers in Urban Indian: Native New York Now, and create art to take home.

11:00am Native American Heritage Celebration

Join us in celebrating the vast history and contemporary voices of Native American New Yorkers, who come from Tribal Nations from all over the country. Enjoy storytelling and a performance of songs and dances of many tribes from the Northeast, Southwest, and Great Plains by the renowned Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. See Lenape objects in New York at Its Core and contemporary art by Native American New Yorkers in Urban Indian: Native New York Now, and create art to take home.

Monday October 14, 2019 Oct 14, 2019
6:30pm Pico Iyer - A Beginner’s Guide to Japan Asia Society

The quintessential global wanderer, Pico Iyerhas published two books on Japan this year: Autumn Light and A Beginner's Guide to Japan. After thirty-plus years in Japan, Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly familiar and yet remains strange.

For years, Pico Iyer has split his time between California and Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife, Hiroko, have a small home. But when his father-in-law dies suddenly, Iyer begins to grapple with the question of how to hold on to the things we love in a universe of impermanence.  In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honoring the dead, Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells leads us through the year following his father-in-law’s death, and as the maple leaves begin to redden, Iyer offers us a singular view of Japan, in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted.

A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations is a playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief, incisive glimpses into Japanese culture. Iyer’s adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation-hall to a love-hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station, make for a constantly surprising series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don’t know Japan, and remind those who do of the complexities and surprises that Japan presents to visitors and long-term residents alike. 

Followed by a book sale and signing. 

6:30pm Pico Iyer - A Beginner’s Guide to Japan

The quintessential global wanderer, Pico Iyerhas published two books on Japan this year: Autumn Light and A Beginner's Guide to Japan. After thirty-plus years in Japan, Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly familiar and yet remains strange.

For years, Pico Iyer has split his time between California and Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife, Hiroko, have a small home. But when his father-in-law dies suddenly, Iyer begins to grapple with the question of how to hold on to the things we love in a universe of impermanence.  In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honoring the dead, Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells leads us through the year following his father-in-law’s death, and as the maple leaves begin to redden, Iyer offers us a singular view of Japan, in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted.

A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations is a playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief, incisive glimpses into Japanese culture. Iyer’s adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation-hall to a love-hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station, make for a constantly surprising series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don’t know Japan, and remind those who do of the complexities and surprises that Japan presents to visitors and long-term residents alike. 

Followed by a book sale and signing. 

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: Namwali Serpell Strand Books

Namwali Serpell pens a sweeping, cross-generational epic with The Old Drift, an audacious debut novel that mixes genres in its retelling of the founding of Zambia, illuminating the lives of women past and present. Serpell will read from and discuss her ambitious and meticulously crafted novel, and the historical and mythic sources she drew from to create it.  

Presented in collaboration with PEN America.

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: Namwali Serpell

Namwali Serpell pens a sweeping, cross-generational epic with The Old Drift, an audacious debut novel that mixes genres in its retelling of the founding of Zambia, illuminating the lives of women past and present. Serpell will read from and discuss her ambitious and meticulously crafted novel, and the historical and mythic sources she drew from to create it.  

Presented in collaboration with PEN America.

7:00pm National Fall Sing - Remembering 9/11 Concert at Carnegie Hall New York City Bar Association

The National Fall Sing - Remembering 9/11 Concert honors those impacted by the events of September 11, 2001. This concert features two guest speakers and 9/11 survivors, an honor choir, and the New York City Bar Chorus, a semi-professional choir from New York City. Join us for an unforgettable evening as we pay tribute to those who were and continue to be affected by the tragic events of 9/11.

7:00pm National Fall Sing - Remembering 9/11 Concert at Carnegie Hall

The National Fall Sing - Remembering 9/11 Concert honors those impacted by the events of September 11, 2001. This concert features two guest speakers and 9/11 survivors, an honor choir, and the New York City Bar Chorus, a semi-professional choir from New York City. Join us for an unforgettable evening as we pay tribute to those who were and continue to be affected by the tragic events of 9/11.

7:00pm Dartfrog Books: A Celebration Of Authors Strand Books

Join us for an evening with GM Nair, M MacKinnon and Suanne Laqueur as they speak about their adventures in writing and self-publishing. This event is free to attend.

7:00pm Dartfrog Books: A Celebration Of Authors

Join us for an evening with GM Nair, M MacKinnon and Suanne Laqueur as they speak about their adventures in writing and self-publishing. This event is free to attend.

7:30pm Muldoon's Picnic (October 2019) Irish Arts Center

The beloved monthly variety show returns with another season of music and madness, prose and poetry, high commentary and low comedy. 

Based on a late 19th century New York show of the same name, Muldoon’s Picnic includes songs written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Muldoon and performed by house band Rogue Oliphant, and an ever-eclectic roster of special guests. 

7:30pm Muldoon's Picnic (October 2019)

The beloved monthly variety show returns with another season of music and madness, prose and poetry, high commentary and low comedy. 

Based on a late 19th century New York show of the same name, Muldoon’s Picnic includes songs written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Muldoon and performed by house band Rogue Oliphant, and an ever-eclectic roster of special guests. 

Tuesday October 15, 2019 Oct 15, 2019
8:00am Create And Construct New York American Institute of Architects

As a global leader in culture, finance, entertainment, technology, and more, New York City is accustomed to finding bold and innovative solutions. The area’s design and construction community is no different, seeking to revitalize historic treasures, create groundbreaking structures, and meet future needs while withstanding unexpected challenges. 

To prepare for the unknown, New York’s AEC leaders must design for improved performance in their structures and advocate for community resilience in their neighborhoods. This holistic approach will help the area’s buildings and infrastructure optimize operations, improve safety, and adapt to changing climate. These planning efforts facilitate recovery after natural disasters, protect physical assets and well-being from human-created incidents, and stay ahead of ever-changing codes and regulations.

Create + Construct brings together local experts to explore how to create resilient and better-performing buildings, infrastructure, and communities in New York City. Together, we will discuss how to plan a holistic response to serious threats involving flooding, storms, earthquakes, fires, and security.

8:00am Create And Construct New York

As a global leader in culture, finance, entertainment, technology, and more, New York City is accustomed to finding bold and innovative solutions. The area’s design and construction community is no different, seeking to revitalize historic treasures, create groundbreaking structures, and meet future needs while withstanding unexpected challenges. 

To prepare for the unknown, New York’s AEC leaders must design for improved performance in their structures and advocate for community resilience in their neighborhoods. This holistic approach will help the area’s buildings and infrastructure optimize operations, improve safety, and adapt to changing climate. These planning efforts facilitate recovery after natural disasters, protect physical assets and well-being from human-created incidents, and stay ahead of ever-changing codes and regulations.

Create + Construct brings together local experts to explore how to create resilient and better-performing buildings, infrastructure, and communities in New York City. Together, we will discuss how to plan a holistic response to serious threats involving flooding, storms, earthquakes, fires, and security.

8:00am Create and Construct New York American Institute of Architects

As a global leader in culture, finance, entertainment, technology, and more, New York City is accustomed to finding bold and innovative solutions. The area’s design and construction community is no different, seeking to revitalize historic treasures, create groundbreaking structures, and meet future needs while withstanding unexpected challenges. 

To prepare for the unknown, New York’s AEC leaders must design for improved performance in their structures and advocate for community resilience in their neighborhoods. This holistic approach will help the area’s buildings and infrastructure optimize operations, improve safety, and adapt to changing climate. These planning efforts facilitate recovery after natural disasters, protect physical assets and well-being from human-created incidents, and stay ahead of ever-changing codes and regulations.

Create + Construct brings together local experts to explore how to create resilient and better-performing buildings, infrastructure, and communities in New York City. Together, we will discuss how to plan a holistic response to serious threats involving flooding, storms, earthquakes, fires, and security.

8:00am Create and Construct New York

As a global leader in culture, finance, entertainment, technology, and more, New York City is accustomed to finding bold and innovative solutions. The area’s design and construction community is no different, seeking to revitalize historic treasures, create groundbreaking structures, and meet future needs while withstanding unexpected challenges. 

To prepare for the unknown, New York’s AEC leaders must design for improved performance in their structures and advocate for community resilience in their neighborhoods. This holistic approach will help the area’s buildings and infrastructure optimize operations, improve safety, and adapt to changing climate. These planning efforts facilitate recovery after natural disasters, protect physical assets and well-being from human-created incidents, and stay ahead of ever-changing codes and regulations.

Create + Construct brings together local experts to explore how to create resilient and better-performing buildings, infrastructure, and communities in New York City. Together, we will discuss how to plan a holistic response to serious threats involving flooding, storms, earthquakes, fires, and security.

6:00pm 13th Annual Arthur Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture: Thomas Phifer American Institute of Architects

The AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee presents its annual lecture on excellence in museum design, this year featuring Thomas Phifer, FAIA, of Thomas Phifer and Partners.

Thomas Phifer founded his New York studio in 1997. He has completed projects such as the Glenstone Museum expansion in Potomac, Maryland, the Corning Museum of Glass expansion in Corning, New York, and the Raymond and Susan Brochstein Pavilion at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is currently engaged in the design of the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw and TR Warszawa Theatre complex in Warsaw, Poland, the Waterloo Park Performance Pavilion in Austin, Texas, and the CineColombia Headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia. He currently serves as the William Henry Bishop Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at the Yale School of Architecture.

Thomas Phifer will be receiving the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s Annual National Awards in the Architecture Design category two days after speaking at the Center for Architecture.

6:00pm 13th Annual Arthur Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture: Thomas Phifer

The AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee presents its annual lecture on excellence in museum design, this year featuring Thomas Phifer, FAIA, of Thomas Phifer and Partners.

Thomas Phifer founded his New York studio in 1997. He has completed projects such as the Glenstone Museum expansion in Potomac, Maryland, the Corning Museum of Glass expansion in Corning, New York, and the Raymond and Susan Brochstein Pavilion at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is currently engaged in the design of the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw and TR Warszawa Theatre complex in Warsaw, Poland, the Waterloo Park Performance Pavilion in Austin, Texas, and the CineColombia Headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia. He currently serves as the William Henry Bishop Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at the Yale School of Architecture.

Thomas Phifer will be receiving the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s Annual National Awards in the Architecture Design category two days after speaking at the Center for Architecture.

6:30pm Melati Suryodarmo: Body as Container Asia Society

One of Asia’s most important performance artists, Melati Suryodarmo, has been creating powerful, immersive performance work for nearly 25 years. In this talk, she discusses her creative journey, philosophy, and artistic practice, shaped by multiple influences from traditional Javanese meditation to Japanese butoh to her study of performance art with Marina Abramović. She will be in conversation with Asia Society’s Vice President of Global Arts & Cultural Programs and Museum Director Boon Hui Tan.

This talk is organized in conjunction with the world premiere of Suryodarmo's performance IF WE WERE XYZ, a commissioned work by Asia Society, taking place on October 17 from 3-6 pm and October 18 from 5-8 pm in Asia Society Museum's galleries.  

6:30pm Melati Suryodarmo: Body as Container

One of Asia’s most important performance artists, Melati Suryodarmo, has been creating powerful, immersive performance work for nearly 25 years. In this talk, she discusses her creative journey, philosophy, and artistic practice, shaped by multiple influences from traditional Javanese meditation to Japanese butoh to her study of performance art with Marina Abramović. She will be in conversation with Asia Society’s Vice President of Global Arts & Cultural Programs and Museum Director Boon Hui Tan.

This talk is organized in conjunction with the world premiere of Suryodarmo's performance IF WE WERE XYZ, a commissioned work by Asia Society, taking place on October 17 from 3-6 pm and October 18 from 5-8 pm in Asia Society Museum's galleries.  

7:00pm Ben Crump: Open Season Strand Books

Shaped by his first-hand experience handling civil litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the country, Open Season reveals the often hidden and systemic injustices minorities face, and illuminates how discrimination in the courthouse devastates real families and communities. Chronicling some of his most memorable legal battles, this brilliant litigator shockingly makes clear how our system is devised for certain people to lose and others to win, and, using evidence and facts, exposes how it is legal to harm—with the intent to destroy—people of color. 

America must live up to its promise to protect the rights of its citizens equally, Crump maintains. Thoughtful, well-reasoned, and powerfully persuasive, Open Season details one man's life mission preserving the hard-won justice for all. 

Join us in the Rare Book Room as leading US civil rights attorney Ben Crump discusses his new book.

7:00pm Ben Crump: Open Season

Shaped by his first-hand experience handling civil litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the country, Open Season reveals the often hidden and systemic injustices minorities face, and illuminates how discrimination in the courthouse devastates real families and communities. Chronicling some of his most memorable legal battles, this brilliant litigator shockingly makes clear how our system is devised for certain people to lose and others to win, and, using evidence and facts, exposes how it is legal to harm—with the intent to destroy—people of color. 

America must live up to its promise to protect the rights of its citizens equally, Crump maintains. Thoughtful, well-reasoned, and powerfully persuasive, Open Season details one man's life mission preserving the hard-won justice for all. 

Join us in the Rare Book Room as leading US civil rights attorney Ben Crump discusses his new book.

7:00pm Ronan Farrow: Catch And Kill @ Cooper Union Strand Books

In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.

All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain — until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond.

This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it’s the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.

Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture.

Join us in The Great Hall at Cooper Union as Farrow shares his latest work!

7:00pm Ronan Farrow: Catch And Kill @ Cooper Union

In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.

All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain — until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond.

This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it’s the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.

Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture.

Join us in The Great Hall at Cooper Union as Farrow shares his latest work!

7:30pm Leah Vernon: Unashamed Strand Books

Ever since she was little, Leah Vernon was told what to believe and how to act. There wasn't any room for imperfection. Good Muslim girls listened more than they spoke. They didn't have a missing father or a mother with mental illness. They didn't have fat bodies or grow up wishing they could be like the white characters they saw on TV. They didn't have husbands who abused and cheated on them. They certainly didn't have secret abortions. In Unashamed, Vernon takes to task the myth of the perfect Muslim woman with frank dispatches on her love-hate relationship with her hijab and her faith, race, weight, mental illness, domestic violence, sexuality, the millennial world of dating, and the process of finding her voice.

She opens up about her tumultuous adolescence living at the poverty line with her fiercely loving but troubled mother, her deadbeat dad, and her siblings, and the violent dissolution of her 10-year marriage. Tired of the constant policing of her clothing in the name of Islam and Western beauty standards, Vernon reflects on her experiences with hustling paycheck to paycheck, body-shaming, and redefining what it means to be a "good" Muslim.

Irreverent, youthful, and funny, Unashamed gives anyone who is marginalized permission to live unapologetic, confident lives.

Join us in the second floor Art Department as Leah Vernon shares her book!

7:30pm Leah Vernon: Unashamed

Ever since she was little, Leah Vernon was told what to believe and how to act. There wasn't any room for imperfection. Good Muslim girls listened more than they spoke. They didn't have a missing father or a mother with mental illness. They didn't have fat bodies or grow up wishing they could be like the white characters they saw on TV. They didn't have husbands who abused and cheated on them. They certainly didn't have secret abortions. In Unashamed, Vernon takes to task the myth of the perfect Muslim woman with frank dispatches on her love-hate relationship with her hijab and her faith, race, weight, mental illness, domestic violence, sexuality, the millennial world of dating, and the process of finding her voice.

She opens up about her tumultuous adolescence living at the poverty line with her fiercely loving but troubled mother, her deadbeat dad, and her siblings, and the violent dissolution of her 10-year marriage. Tired of the constant policing of her clothing in the name of Islam and Western beauty standards, Vernon reflects on her experiences with hustling paycheck to paycheck, body-shaming, and redefining what it means to be a "good" Muslim.

Irreverent, youthful, and funny, Unashamed gives anyone who is marginalized permission to live unapologetic, confident lives.

Join us in the second floor Art Department as Leah Vernon shares her book!

Wednesday October 16, 2019 Oct 16, 2019
5:30pm 9th Global Financial Leaders Forum Korea Society

The Maekyung Media Group, The Korea Society and Korea Finance Society host another informative forum, featuring leading figures in the finance industry from the United States and Asia. This year we will shed light on Korea’s finance industry within the global context.

5:30pm 9th Global Financial Leaders Forum

The Maekyung Media Group, The Korea Society and Korea Finance Society host another informative forum, featuring leading figures in the finance industry from the United States and Asia. This year we will shed light on Korea’s finance industry within the global context.

6:00pm J. Max Bond Jr. Lecture - Planning to Stay American Institute of Architects

Join the New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (Nycoba-NOMA - The National Organization of Minority Architects NY Chapter) and the AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the 2019 J. Max Bond Jr. Lecture. Established in 2010 as a joint collaboration, this is an annual design talk in memory of J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA, NOMA, an architect, advocate, and teacher—a trailblazer of his time. This year, we are grateful for additional partnership with the The J. Max Bond Center for Urban Futures. The Bond Lecture addresses issues that were important to Max Bond: equity, inclusive design, communities, and global cultures, in particular Africa (Ghana).

6:00pm J. Max Bond Jr. Lecture - Planning to Stay

Join the New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (Nycoba-NOMA - The National Organization of Minority Architects NY Chapter) and the AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the 2019 J. Max Bond Jr. Lecture. Established in 2010 as a joint collaboration, this is an annual design talk in memory of J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA, NOMA, an architect, advocate, and teacher—a trailblazer of his time. This year, we are grateful for additional partnership with the The J. Max Bond Center for Urban Futures. The Bond Lecture addresses issues that were important to Max Bond: equity, inclusive design, communities, and global cultures, in particular Africa (Ghana).

6:30pm The Crucible of Creativity: Frank Lloyd Wright and New York City Museum of the City of New York

Architect and author Anthony Alofsin sits down for a conversation with acclaimed writer, performer, and visual artist Patti Smith about the past, present, and future of New York City as a hotbed for creativity. The two will consider how the city serves as an incubator for innovation through the lens of acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s fraught, but ultimately career-defining relationship with NYC, which Alofsin explores in his new book Wright and New York: The Making of America’s Architect.

Reception to follow.

6:30pm The Crucible of Creativity: Frank Lloyd Wright and New York City

Architect and author Anthony Alofsin sits down for a conversation with acclaimed writer, performer, and visual artist Patti Smith about the past, present, and future of New York City as a hotbed for creativity. The two will consider how the city serves as an incubator for innovation through the lens of acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s fraught, but ultimately career-defining relationship with NYC, which Alofsin explores in his new book Wright and New York: The Making of America’s Architect.

Reception to follow.

6:30pm The Great Decoupling and the Sino-U.S. Race for Technological Supremacy Asia Society

After nearly 40 years of engagement, a "great decoupling" is underway between the United States and China. A focus on strategic competition is undermining bilateral links built up over decades in trade, investment, education, and other areas. If the current trend toward superpower estrangement is carried to its conclusion, it could tear the world apart. But which side — the U.S. or China — is better placed to prevail as trade and tech wars rage? Is China set on an unstoppable course toward technological dominance? 

The event will include a panel of eminent experts on technology and U.S.-China relations as well as an Oxford-style Great Debate featuring top columnists, editors, and reporters from the Financial Times and Nikkei Asian Review. 

6:30pm The Great Decoupling and the Sino-U.S. Race for Technological Supremacy

After nearly 40 years of engagement, a "great decoupling" is underway between the United States and China. A focus on strategic competition is undermining bilateral links built up over decades in trade, investment, education, and other areas. If the current trend toward superpower estrangement is carried to its conclusion, it could tear the world apart. But which side — the U.S. or China — is better placed to prevail as trade and tech wars rage? Is China set on an unstoppable course toward technological dominance? 

The event will include a panel of eminent experts on technology and U.S.-China relations as well as an Oxford-style Great Debate featuring top columnists, editors, and reporters from the Financial Times and Nikkei Asian Review. 

7:00pm Chelsea Fairless + Lauren Garroni: We Should All Be Mirandas Strand Books

When Sex and the City premiered, many were hesitant to identify as "the Miranda" of their social circle—after all, sarcasm, workaholism, and dubious fashion choices are rarely considered aspirational. However, in the two-plus decades since her television debut, our culture has finally caught up with this forward-thinking icon and all she represents. The truth is, Miranda Hobbes is the feminist hero that we deserve— we were all just too busy obsessing over Carrie’s corset tops to notice it at first.

7:00pm Chelsea Fairless + Lauren Garroni: We Should All Be Mirandas

When Sex and the City premiered, many were hesitant to identify as "the Miranda" of their social circle—after all, sarcasm, workaholism, and dubious fashion choices are rarely considered aspirational. However, in the two-plus decades since her television debut, our culture has finally caught up with this forward-thinking icon and all she represents. The truth is, Miranda Hobbes is the feminist hero that we deserve— we were all just too busy obsessing over Carrie’s corset tops to notice it at first.

7:30pm Elizabeth Hand: Curious Toys Strand Books

In the sweltering summer of 1915, Pin, the fourteen-year-old daughter of a carnival fortune-teller, dresses as a boy and joins a teenage gang that roams the famous Riverview amusement park, looking for trouble.

Unbeknownst to the well-heeled city-dwellers and visitors who come to enjoy the midway, the park is also host to a ruthless killer who uses the shadows of the dark carnival attractions to conduct his crimes. When Pin sees a man enter the Hell Gate ride with a young girl, and emerge alone, she knows that something horrific has occurred. 

The crime will lead her to the iconic outsider artist Henry Darger, a brilliant but seemingly mad man. Together, the two navigate the seedy underbelly of a changing city to uncover a murderer few even know to look for.  

7:30pm Elizabeth Hand: Curious Toys

In the sweltering summer of 1915, Pin, the fourteen-year-old daughter of a carnival fortune-teller, dresses as a boy and joins a teenage gang that roams the famous Riverview amusement park, looking for trouble.

Unbeknownst to the well-heeled city-dwellers and visitors who come to enjoy the midway, the park is also host to a ruthless killer who uses the shadows of the dark carnival attractions to conduct his crimes. When Pin sees a man enter the Hell Gate ride with a young girl, and emerge alone, she knows that something horrific has occurred. 

The crime will lead her to the iconic outsider artist Henry Darger, a brilliant but seemingly mad man. Together, the two navigate the seedy underbelly of a changing city to uncover a murderer few even know to look for.  

Thursday October 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019
10:00am Symposium and Awards Luncheon Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The annual NYC Symposium and Awards Luncheon, held each October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, showcases BCRF as an engine propelling research forward, faster.  The highly-anticipated event honors BCRF-funded investigators—many of whom will be in attendance—for their devotion to ending breast cancer and their trailblazing scientific inquiry.  At the Symposium, a panel of experts discuss topical issues across the fields of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, and field questions from the audience.  The Luncheon following serves as the formal announcement of research grants for the upcoming year. 

The Foundation’s loyal donors, corporate supporters, and investigators come together under one roof to celebrate the game-changing financial investment BCRF continues to make in the cancer research arena.  Each year, one BCRF grantee is honored with the Jill Rose Award for outstanding research excellence, and the Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award is presented to a noble individual for their commitment and passion for the cause. 

10:00am Symposium and Awards Luncheon

The annual NYC Symposium and Awards Luncheon, held each October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, showcases BCRF as an engine propelling research forward, faster.  The highly-anticipated event honors BCRF-funded investigators—many of whom will be in attendance—for their devotion to ending breast cancer and their trailblazing scientific inquiry.  At the Symposium, a panel of experts discuss topical issues across the fields of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, and field questions from the audience.  The Luncheon following serves as the formal announcement of research grants for the upcoming year. 

The Foundation’s loyal donors, corporate supporters, and investigators come together under one roof to celebrate the game-changing financial investment BCRF continues to make in the cancer research arena.  Each year, one BCRF grantee is honored with the Jill Rose Award for outstanding research excellence, and the Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award is presented to a noble individual for their commitment and passion for the cause. 

11:00am Third Thursday Extended Hours SculptureCenter

Visit SculptureCenter on the third thursday of every month for extended hours:

  • Thursday, October 17, until 9pm
  • Thursday, November 21, until 9pm 
11:00am Third Thursday Extended Hours

Visit SculptureCenter on the third thursday of every month for extended hours:

  • Thursday, October 17, until 9pm
  • Thursday, November 21, until 9pm 
12:00pm BronxNet Television 25th Anniversary Celebration BronxNet

Join BronxNet Television for our 25th Anniversary Celebration luncheon on October 17th at 12 PM at Marina Del Rey!

With your help, BronxNet has reached many milestones, including...

* Immersive media education services for thousands of students and former students now working professionally in media outlets across the country as a result of their BronxNet Internships.

* Thousands of Bronxites trained in media production at BronxNet facilities.

* Nearly a million hours of informative programming dedicated to the Bronx and surrounding areas.

Come celebrate our accomplishments and the role that you have played in helping us highlight Bronx related issues, documenting our borough and telling the stories of your fellow Bronxites.

12:00pm BronxNet Television 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join BronxNet Television for our 25th Anniversary Celebration luncheon on October 17th at 12 PM at Marina Del Rey!

With your help, BronxNet has reached many milestones, including...

* Immersive media education services for thousands of students and former students now working professionally in media outlets across the country as a result of their BronxNet Internships.

* Thousands of Bronxites trained in media production at BronxNet facilities.

* Nearly a million hours of informative programming dedicated to the Bronx and surrounding areas.

Come celebrate our accomplishments and the role that you have played in helping us highlight Bronx related issues, documenting our borough and telling the stories of your fellow Bronxites.

12:00pm New Thinking from Korea and China Korea Society

New generation scholars from Korea and China join Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper for a discussion on developments in regional politics and security, North Korea’s denuclearization, and visions for the Korean Peninsula. This National Committee on American Foreign Policy event offers unique insights from young professionals for members and media. Speakers include: Dr. Jihwan Hwang from the University of Seoul, Dr. Jina KIM from the Korea Institute for Defense Analysis (KIDA), Dr. Xiaoyu Pu from the University of Nevada, Reno, and Professor Junsheng Wang from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).

12:00pm New Thinking from Korea and China

New generation scholars from Korea and China join Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper for a discussion on developments in regional politics and security, North Korea’s denuclearization, and visions for the Korean Peninsula. This National Committee on American Foreign Policy event offers unique insights from young professionals for members and media. Speakers include: Dr. Jihwan Hwang from the University of Seoul, Dr. Jina KIM from the Korea Institute for Defense Analysis (KIDA), Dr. Xiaoyu Pu from the University of Nevada, Reno, and Professor Junsheng Wang from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).

1:00pm China-U.S. Cultural Investment Forum 2019 Asia Society

Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation and Asia Society jointly present the 2019 China-U.S. Cultural Investment Forum. 

As an incubator for innovative cooperation between China and the U.S., the annual China-U.S. Cultural Investment Forum is a high level exchange for the cultural investment industry of China and the United States. This conference is also an important platform for the development and understating of international cultural collaboration.

Through presentations, panel discussions, and discussions, the forum will engage multiple perspectives from key leaders in the cultural and creative industries, from professional institutions within in both Chinese and the U.S., Chinese and American speakers from the fields of government, finance, investment, culture, academia, education, policy, and philanthropy will discuss several key topics, including: cultural investment and social innovation, culture and technology, and international collaboration in the development of new talent.

Cultural investment has had strategic significance in the long-term cooperation between Chinese and American cultures, and has played a crucial role in China's rapid economic and social development in the past decade. The China-U.S. Cultural Investment Forum seeks to unlock greater effective thinking for international industry leaders. 

1:00pm China-U.S. Cultural Investment Forum 2019

Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation and Asia Society jointly present the 2019 China-U.S. Cultural Investment Forum. 

As an incubator for innovative cooperation between China and the U.S., the annual China-U.S. Cultural Investment Forum is a high level exchange for the cultural investment industry of China and the United States. This conference is also an important platform for the development and understating of international cultural collaboration.

Through presentations, panel discussions, and discussions, the forum will engage multiple perspectives from key leaders in the cultural and creative industries, from professional institutions within in both Chinese and the U.S., Chinese and American speakers from the fields of government, finance, investment, culture, academia, education, policy, and philanthropy will discuss several key topics, including: cultural investment and social innovation, culture and technology, and international collaboration in the development of new talent.

Cultural investment has had strategic significance in the long-term cooperation between Chinese and American cultures, and has played a crucial role in China's rapid economic and social development in the past decade. The China-U.S. Cultural Investment Forum seeks to unlock greater effective thinking for international industry leaders. 

3:00pm IF WE WERE XYZ Asia Society

Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo premieres a durational performance work IF WE WERE XYZ at Asia Society. In this new work, she explores dreams—both in the sense of the subconscious experiences we have while sleeping and the conscious aspirations we have when awake. Drawing upon Javanese mysticism, traditional beliefs, the artist’s own dreams documented in a self-devised sleep laboratory, and other sources, Suryodarmo’s intensive research process leads to a visceral and immediate three-hour performance.

Entry with museum admission and permitted at any point during the three-hour performance. Space limited.

Commissioned and produced by Asia Society as part of Creative Common Ground, an initiative that expands contemporary performance practice by commissioning, producing, and presenting interdisciplinary performance works.

3:00pm IF WE WERE XYZ

Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo premieres a durational performance work IF WE WERE XYZ at Asia Society. In this new work, she explores dreams—both in the sense of the subconscious experiences we have while sleeping and the conscious aspirations we have when awake. Drawing upon Javanese mysticism, traditional beliefs, the artist’s own dreams documented in a self-devised sleep laboratory, and other sources, Suryodarmo’s intensive research process leads to a visceral and immediate three-hour performance.

Entry with museum admission and permitted at any point during the three-hour performance. Space limited.

Commissioned and produced by Asia Society as part of Creative Common Ground, an initiative that expands contemporary performance practice by commissioning, producing, and presenting interdisciplinary performance works.

7:00pm Clara Parkes: Vanishing Fleece Strand Books

Join Clara Parkes on a cross-country adventure and meet a cast of characters that includes the shepherds, dyers, and countless workers without whom our knitting needles would be empty, our mills idle, and our feet woefully cold. Travel the country with her as she meets a flock of Saxon Merino sheep in upstate New York, tours a scouring plant in Texas, visits a steamy Maine dyehouse, helps sort freshly shorn wool on a working farm, and learns how wool fleece is measured, baled, shipped, and turned into skeins.

In pursuit of the perfect yarn, Parkes describes a brush with the dangers of opening a bale (they can explode), and her adventures from Maine to Wisconsin (“the most knitterly state”) and back again; along the way, she presents a behind-the-scenes look at the spinners, scourers, genius inventors, and crazy-complex mill machines that populate the yarn-making industry. By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to set aside the backyard chickens and add a flock of sheep instead. Simply put, no other book exists that explores American culture through the lens of wool.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Clara shares her book!

7:00pm Clara Parkes: Vanishing Fleece

Join Clara Parkes on a cross-country adventure and meet a cast of characters that includes the shepherds, dyers, and countless workers without whom our knitting needles would be empty, our mills idle, and our feet woefully cold. Travel the country with her as she meets a flock of Saxon Merino sheep in upstate New York, tours a scouring plant in Texas, visits a steamy Maine dyehouse, helps sort freshly shorn wool on a working farm, and learns how wool fleece is measured, baled, shipped, and turned into skeins.

In pursuit of the perfect yarn, Parkes describes a brush with the dangers of opening a bale (they can explode), and her adventures from Maine to Wisconsin (“the most knitterly state”) and back again; along the way, she presents a behind-the-scenes look at the spinners, scourers, genius inventors, and crazy-complex mill machines that populate the yarn-making industry. By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to set aside the backyard chickens and add a flock of sheep instead. Simply put, no other book exists that explores American culture through the lens of wool.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Clara shares her book!

7:00pm Bill Bryson: The Body: A Guide For Occupants @ Cooper Union Strand Books

Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion with The Body: A Guide for Occupants, as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information.

Join us at the Cooper Union's Great Hall for an evening as one of the great raconteurs takes us on a tour of our own insides!

7:00pm Bill Bryson: The Body: A Guide For Occupants @ Cooper Union

Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion with The Body: A Guide for Occupants, as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information.

Join us at the Cooper Union's Great Hall for an evening as one of the great raconteurs takes us on a tour of our own insides!

7:30pm Daniel Oberhaus: Extraterrestrial Languages Strand Books

If we send a message into space, will extraterrestrial beings receive it? Will they understand?

The endlessly fascinating question of whether we are alone in the universe has always been accompanied by another, more complicated one: if there is extraterrestrial life, how would we communicate with it? In this book, Daniel Oberhaus leads readers on a quest for extraterrestrial communication. Exploring Earthlings' various attempts to reach out to non-Earthlings over the centuries, he poses some not entirely answerable questions: If we send a message into space, will extraterrestrial beings receive it? Will they understand? What languages will they (and we) speak? Is there not merely a universal grammar (as Noam Chomsky has posited), but a grammar of the universe?

Oberhaus describes, among other things, a late-nineteenth-century idea to communicate with Martians via Morse code and mirrors; the emergence in the twentieth century of SETI (the search for extraterrestrial life), CETI (communication with extraterrestrial life), and finally METI (messaging extraterrestrial life); the one-way space voyage of Ella, an artificial intelligence agent that can play cards, tell fortunes, and recite poetry; and the launching of a theremin concert for aliens. He considers media used in attempts at extraterrestrial communication, from microwave systems to plaques on spacecrafts to formal logic, and discusses attempts to formulate a language for our message, including the Astraglossa and two generations of Lincos (lingua cosmica).

The chosen medium for interstellar communication reveals much about the technological sophistication of the civilization that sends it, Oberhaus observes, but even more interesting is the information embedded in the message itself. In Extraterrestrial Languages, he considers how philosophy, linguistics, mathematics, science, and art have informed the design or limited the effectiveness of our interstellar messaging.

7:30pm Daniel Oberhaus: Extraterrestrial Languages

If we send a message into space, will extraterrestrial beings receive it? Will they understand?

The endlessly fascinating question of whether we are alone in the universe has always been accompanied by another, more complicated one: if there is extraterrestrial life, how would we communicate with it? In this book, Daniel Oberhaus leads readers on a quest for extraterrestrial communication. Exploring Earthlings' various attempts to reach out to non-Earthlings over the centuries, he poses some not entirely answerable questions: If we send a message into space, will extraterrestrial beings receive it? Will they understand? What languages will they (and we) speak? Is there not merely a universal grammar (as Noam Chomsky has posited), but a grammar of the universe?

Oberhaus describes, among other things, a late-nineteenth-century idea to communicate with Martians via Morse code and mirrors; the emergence in the twentieth century of SETI (the search for extraterrestrial life), CETI (communication with extraterrestrial life), and finally METI (messaging extraterrestrial life); the one-way space voyage of Ella, an artificial intelligence agent that can play cards, tell fortunes, and recite poetry; and the launching of a theremin concert for aliens. He considers media used in attempts at extraterrestrial communication, from microwave systems to plaques on spacecrafts to formal logic, and discusses attempts to formulate a language for our message, including the Astraglossa and two generations of Lincos (lingua cosmica).

The chosen medium for interstellar communication reveals much about the technological sophistication of the civilization that sends it, Oberhaus observes, but even more interesting is the information embedded in the message itself. In Extraterrestrial Languages, he considers how philosophy, linguistics, mathematics, science, and art have informed the design or limited the effectiveness of our interstellar messaging.

Friday October 18, 2019 Oct 18, 2019
11:55am The Inspire Gala Orphaned Starfish Foundation

Join us at our Annual Gala at Cipriani's Wall Street on October 18,2019. See firsthand the impact you make with your support!

11:55am The Inspire Gala

Join us at our Annual Gala at Cipriani's Wall Street on October 18,2019. See firsthand the impact you make with your support!

5:00pm IF WE WERE XYZ Asia Society

Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo premieres a durational performance work IF WE WERE XYZ at Asia Society. In this new work, she explores dreams—both in the sense of the subconscious experiences we have while sleeping and the conscious aspirations we have when awake. Drawing upon Javanese mysticism, traditional beliefs, the artist’s own dreams documented in a self-devised sleep laboratory, and other sources, Suryodarmo’s intensive research process leads to a visceral and immediate three-hour performance.

Entry with museum admission and permitted at any point during the three-hour performance. Space limited.

Commissioned and produced by Asia Society as part of Creative Common Ground, an initiative that expands contemporary performance practice by commissioning, producing, and presenting interdisciplinary performance works.

5:00pm IF WE WERE XYZ

Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo premieres a durational performance work IF WE WERE XYZ at Asia Society. In this new work, she explores dreams—both in the sense of the subconscious experiences we have while sleeping and the conscious aspirations we have when awake. Drawing upon Javanese mysticism, traditional beliefs, the artist’s own dreams documented in a self-devised sleep laboratory, and other sources, Suryodarmo’s intensive research process leads to a visceral and immediate three-hour performance.

Entry with museum admission and permitted at any point during the three-hour performance. Space limited.

Commissioned and produced by Asia Society as part of Creative Common Ground, an initiative that expands contemporary performance practice by commissioning, producing, and presenting interdisciplinary performance works.

6:30pm The Inspire Gala Orphaned Starfish Foundation

Join us at our Annual Gala at Cipriani's Wall Street on October 18,2019. See firsthand the impact you make with your support!

6:30pm The Inspire Gala

Join us at our Annual Gala at Cipriani's Wall Street on October 18,2019. See firsthand the impact you make with your support!

7:00pm Elizabeth Strout: Olive, Again Strand Books

Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” (San Francisco Chronicle). The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” and she has never done so more clearly than in these pages, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire moments of transcendent grace.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Elizabeth Strout shares her new book!

7:00pm Elizabeth Strout: Olive, Again

Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” (San Francisco Chronicle). The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” and she has never done so more clearly than in these pages, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire moments of transcendent grace.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Elizabeth Strout shares her new book!

7:00pm Josh Rouse: Naked Soul Rubin Museum

Hailed as “a talent to outrank Ryan Adams or Conor Oberst” by Uncut and praised for his “spare and easy sounding guitar songs” by NPR, Rouse first emerged in 1998 with his debut album, ‘Dressed Up Like Nebraska,’ which Billboard called a “dark horse gem.” Over the next two decades, he released a steady stream of critically lauded records that solidified his status as one of his generation’s most acclaimed songwriters, both in the United States and Europe, where he’s lived on and off since 2004. Never one to ignore the call of his muse, Rouse traded in his trusty acoustic guitar for a synthesizer, a move that quickly pulled him in a slew of exciting, unexpected directions as he found himself freshly inspired by the endless array of possibilities at his fingertips. The end result, ‘Love In the Modern Age,’ is an album that still bears Rouse’s distinct fingerprints, even as it pushes his limits and forges a bold new chapter more than 20 years into his celebrated career.

7:00pm Josh Rouse: Naked Soul

Hailed as “a talent to outrank Ryan Adams or Conor Oberst” by Uncut and praised for his “spare and easy sounding guitar songs” by NPR, Rouse first emerged in 1998 with his debut album, ‘Dressed Up Like Nebraska,’ which Billboard called a “dark horse gem.” Over the next two decades, he released a steady stream of critically lauded records that solidified his status as one of his generation’s most acclaimed songwriters, both in the United States and Europe, where he’s lived on and off since 2004. Never one to ignore the call of his muse, Rouse traded in his trusty acoustic guitar for a synthesizer, a move that quickly pulled him in a slew of exciting, unexpected directions as he found himself freshly inspired by the endless array of possibilities at his fingertips. The end result, ‘Love In the Modern Age,’ is an album that still bears Rouse’s distinct fingerprints, even as it pushes his limits and forges a bold new chapter more than 20 years into his celebrated career.

7:00pm 2019 Spirit of Ireland Gala Irish Arts Center

Please join us for the 20th Annual Spirit of Ireland Gala.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Cipriani 42nd Street

7:00pm

Please click HERE to download the invitation.

For more information, please contact Chad Newman at (212) 757-3318 x228 or chad@irishartscenter.org.

7:00pm 2019 Spirit of Ireland Gala

Please join us for the 20th Annual Spirit of Ireland Gala.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Cipriani 42nd Street

7:00pm

Please click HERE to download the invitation.

For more information, please contact Chad Newman at (212) 757-3318 x228 or chad@irishartscenter.org.

7:30pm Dr. Jacob M. Appel: Who Says You're Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas For The Curious & Concerned Strand Books

In his newest book, Who Says You're Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned, Dr. Jacob M. Appel presents an invigorating way to think about vital health and ethical issues that many readers will confront as individuals, or we as a society must reckon with together.

Drawing upon the author’s two decades teaching medical ethics, as well as his work as a practicing psychiatrist, this profound and addictive little book offers up challenging ethical dilemmas and asks readers, What would you do?

  • A daughter gets tested to see if she’s a match to donate a kidney to her father. The test reveals that she is not the man’s biological daughter. Should the doctor tell the father? Or the daughter?
  • A deaf couple prefers a deaf baby. Should they be allowed to use medical technology to ensure they have a child who can’t hear? 
  • Who should get custody of an embryo created through IVF when a couple divorces?
  • When you or a loved one is on life support, who says you’re dead?

In short, engaging scenarios, Dr. Appel takes on hot-button issues that many of us will confront: genetic screening, sexuality, privacy, doctor-patient confidentiality. He unpacks each hypothetical with a brief reflection drawing from science, philosophy, and history, explaining how others have approached these controversies in real-world cases.Who Says You’re Dead? is designed to defy easy answers and to stimulate thought and even debate among professionals and armchair ethicists alike.

Join us in the 2nd floor Art Department as Dr. Appel talks about his newest book. 

7:30pm Dr. Jacob M. Appel: Who Says You're Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas For The Curious & Concerned

In his newest book, Who Says You're Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned, Dr. Jacob M. Appel presents an invigorating way to think about vital health and ethical issues that many readers will confront as individuals, or we as a society must reckon with together.

Drawing upon the author’s two decades teaching medical ethics, as well as his work as a practicing psychiatrist, this profound and addictive little book offers up challenging ethical dilemmas and asks readers, What would you do?

  • A daughter gets tested to see if she’s a match to donate a kidney to her father. The test reveals that she is not the man’s biological daughter. Should the doctor tell the father? Or the daughter?
  • A deaf couple prefers a deaf baby. Should they be allowed to use medical technology to ensure they have a child who can’t hear? 
  • Who should get custody of an embryo created through IVF when a couple divorces?
  • When you or a loved one is on life support, who says you’re dead?

In short, engaging scenarios, Dr. Appel takes on hot-button issues that many of us will confront: genetic screening, sexuality, privacy, doctor-patient confidentiality. He unpacks each hypothetical with a brief reflection drawing from science, philosophy, and history, explaining how others have approached these controversies in real-world cases.Who Says You’re Dead? is designed to defy easy answers and to stimulate thought and even debate among professionals and armchair ethicists alike.

Join us in the 2nd floor Art Department as Dr. Appel talks about his newest book. 

Saturday October 19, 2019 Oct 19, 2019
10:00am Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend: Special TV & Film Orientation BRIC

Hello there, Future Media Mogul! BRIC is the where media dreamers become media makers!

BRIC's community media program has been educating and molding future media moguls since 1990— offering wallet-friendly courses, success-driven workshops, and networking events that assist in furthering TV, film, and podcast dreams.

So, if you have dreams of becoming the next Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Frederick Wiseman, or 2 Dope Queens, you've come to the right place.

BRIC is the place where media dreamers become media makers— only question is: Will you be next?

10:00am Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend: Special TV & Film Orientation

Hello there, Future Media Mogul! BRIC is the where media dreamers become media makers!

BRIC's community media program has been educating and molding future media moguls since 1990— offering wallet-friendly courses, success-driven workshops, and networking events that assist in furthering TV, film, and podcast dreams.

So, if you have dreams of becoming the next Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Frederick Wiseman, or 2 Dope Queens, you've come to the right place.

BRIC is the place where media dreamers become media makers— only question is: Will you be next?

11:15am Beyond Othering: Exploring Interconnectivity Rubin Museum

Colonial mindsets perpetuate the notion that humans and the planet are somehow separate, with people’s interests and prosperity overshadowing the needs of the Earth. The deep-seated effects of colonization not only influence relations between cultures, leading to barriers like colorism or sexism, they also influence the relationship between people and their environment..

Through their personal practice of yoga, meditation, and spreading cultural values of the African diaspora, Afro Flow Yoga founders Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff Jones, along with their team, have sought to break down the illusion that all beings are separate—from each other and their surroundings. They bring the topic of interconnectivity to The Long Table to discuss how a better understanding of ourselves and our connections to each other might break down the illusion of separation from each other and our planet.

The Rubin Museum invites you to take a seat at the table. Throughout our Year of Power, we are hosting The Long Table, an open-source participatory project conceived by artist and activist Lois Weaver, which provides a forum for visitors and community groups to engage in a series of conversations on sharing power.

The Long Table is supported by Shelley and Donald Rubin.

11:15am Beyond Othering: Exploring Interconnectivity

Colonial mindsets perpetuate the notion that humans and the planet are somehow separate, with people’s interests and prosperity overshadowing the needs of the Earth. The deep-seated effects of colonization not only influence relations between cultures, leading to barriers like colorism or sexism, they also influence the relationship between people and their environment..

Through their personal practice of yoga, meditation, and spreading cultural values of the African diaspora, Afro Flow Yoga founders Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff Jones, along with their team, have sought to break down the illusion that all beings are separate—from each other and their surroundings. They bring the topic of interconnectivity to The Long Table to discuss how a better understanding of ourselves and our connections to each other might break down the illusion of separation from each other and our planet.

The Rubin Museum invites you to take a seat at the table. Throughout our Year of Power, we are hosting The Long Table, an open-source participatory project conceived by artist and activist Lois Weaver, which provides a forum for visitors and community groups to engage in a series of conversations on sharing power.

The Long Table is supported by Shelley and Donald Rubin.

2:00pm BRIC JazzFest 2019 BRIC

Now celebrating its fifth year, Brooklyn's ultimate jazz festival will take place October 19-26, featuring film, dance, conversation, and a three-stage, three-night live music marathon that will fill BRIC House with the sounds of global legends, groundbreaking artists, and exciting newcomers to jazz.

The BRIC JazzFest Music Marathon features artists including Ravi Coltrane, Joe Russo, Ben Perowsky, Josh Kaufman & Stuart Bogie: BOYFRIENDS, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Makaya McCraven, Kneebody, Amina Claudine Myers: Generations 4, Cousin from Another Planet, Antonio Sanchez, Louis Cole, Tia Fuller, Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes’, Sasha Berliner Azalea, Myra Melford's Snowy Egret, Claudia Acuña, Dayramir Gonzalez, Kassa Overall, Maria Grand, Tosin Aribisala Trio, Roxy Coss Quintet, Salami Rose Joe Louis, and QNA.

2:00pm BRIC JazzFest 2019

Now celebrating its fifth year, Brooklyn's ultimate jazz festival will take place October 19-26, featuring film, dance, conversation, and a three-stage, three-night live music marathon that will fill BRIC House with the sounds of global legends, groundbreaking artists, and exciting newcomers to jazz.

The BRIC JazzFest Music Marathon features artists including Ravi Coltrane, Joe Russo, Ben Perowsky, Josh Kaufman & Stuart Bogie: BOYFRIENDS, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Makaya McCraven, Kneebody, Amina Claudine Myers: Generations 4, Cousin from Another Planet, Antonio Sanchez, Louis Cole, Tia Fuller, Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes’, Sasha Berliner Azalea, Myra Melford's Snowy Egret, Claudia Acuña, Dayramir Gonzalez, Kassa Overall, Maria Grand, Tosin Aribisala Trio, Roxy Coss Quintet, Salami Rose Joe Louis, and QNA.

3:00pm Outdoor Kickoff Concert: Bettye LaVette BRIC

BRIC JazzFest kicks off with a free outdoor concert, co-presented by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, featuring famed R&B songstress Bettye LaVette.

After beginning her career in 1962 at the age of 16, LaVette is one of a few artists who recorded and performed during the birth of soul music and who is still creating vital recordings today. Her first single “My Man – He’s a Loving Man,” was released on Atlantic Records, and over the next 50+ years, LaVette has performed around the world and recorded for numerous labels, and has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the W.C. Handy Award for Comeback Blues Album of the Year, Pioneer Award by The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, and two Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer and Best Soul Blues Female Artist.

3:00pm Outdoor Kickoff Concert: Bettye LaVette

BRIC JazzFest kicks off with a free outdoor concert, co-presented by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, featuring famed R&B songstress Bettye LaVette.

After beginning her career in 1962 at the age of 16, LaVette is one of a few artists who recorded and performed during the birth of soul music and who is still creating vital recordings today. Her first single “My Man – He’s a Loving Man,” was released on Atlantic Records, and over the next 50+ years, LaVette has performed around the world and recorded for numerous labels, and has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the W.C. Handy Award for Comeback Blues Album of the Year, Pioneer Award by The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, and two Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer and Best Soul Blues Female Artist.

Sunday October 20, 2019 Oct 20, 2019
10:00am NYC Out of the Darkness Walk 2019 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Join us at Pier 16/South Street Seaport in Manhattan on October 20th for an Out of the Darkness Walk.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

10:00am NYC Out of the Darkness Walk 2019

Join us at Pier 16/South Street Seaport in Manhattan on October 20th for an Out of the Darkness Walk.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

10:00am CIVIC KIDS Celebration Children's Museum of the Arts

Join us on Sunday, October 20 for a celebration of child-led civic engagement! CMA is partnering with artist-run civic engagement platform For Freedoms to present interactive workshops inspired by a year of amplifying children’s voices and catching them in action.

10:00am CIVIC KIDS Celebration

Join us on Sunday, October 20 for a celebration of child-led civic engagement! CMA is partnering with artist-run civic engagement platform For Freedoms to present interactive workshops inspired by a year of amplifying children’s voices and catching them in action.

5:00pm The Wandering Chef Korea Society

The Korea Society is proud to co-present the U.S. premier of South Korean Documentary Film, The Wandering Chef, during the Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History.

Jiho Im is a world-class chef who wanders the mountainous Korean peninsula on foot for unorthodox ingredients—acorns, weeds, and moss. Along his way, he cooks meals and develops deep relationships with the elders he meets. When one of his closest friends dies, he faces the challenge of his lifetime: cooking a 108-course feast in her honor for her family.

5:00pm The Wandering Chef

The Korea Society is proud to co-present the U.S. premier of South Korean Documentary Film, The Wandering Chef, during the Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History.

Jiho Im is a world-class chef who wanders the mountainous Korean peninsula on foot for unorthodox ingredients—acorns, weeds, and moss. Along his way, he cooks meals and develops deep relationships with the elders he meets. When one of his closest friends dies, he faces the challenge of his lifetime: cooking a 108-course feast in her honor for her family.

Monday October 21, 2019 Oct 21, 2019
6:30pm Azra Raza In Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee Asia Society

Why has so little progress been made in diagnosing and treating cancer over the past few decades and how can physicians, researchers, and patients advocate for more effective research and humane treatments? Join us for a conversation with Azra Raza, Columbia University professor of medicine, director of the Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Center, and author of The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last, and Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. Followed by a book sale and signing.

Part of Asian in America.

6:30pm Azra Raza In Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee

Why has so little progress been made in diagnosing and treating cancer over the past few decades and how can physicians, researchers, and patients advocate for more effective research and humane treatments? Join us for a conversation with Azra Raza, Columbia University professor of medicine, director of the Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Center, and author of The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last, and Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. Followed by a book sale and signing.

Part of Asian in America.

6:30pm New York in 27 Buildings with Sam Roberts & Alexandra Lange Museum of the City of New York

To celebrate the launch of his latest book, A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis, former New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts sits down for a conversation with Curbed architecture critic Alexandra Lange. They'll share the stories behind our city's most transformative structures from architectural icons like the Empire State Building to lesser-known sites such as the city's oldest continuously operating theater and the building where the Founding Fathers added the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. 

This program is presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month in New York City, October 2019.

Reception to follow.

6:30pm New York in 27 Buildings with Sam Roberts & Alexandra Lange

To celebrate the launch of his latest book, A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis, former New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts sits down for a conversation with Curbed architecture critic Alexandra Lange. They'll share the stories behind our city's most transformative structures from architectural icons like the Empire State Building to lesser-known sites such as the city's oldest continuously operating theater and the building where the Founding Fathers added the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. 

This program is presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month in New York City, October 2019.

Reception to follow.

7:00pm Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Race For Profit Strand Books

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor offers a damning chronicle of the twilight of redlining and the introduction of conventional real estate practices into the Black urban market, uncovering a transition from racist exclusion to predatory inclusion. Widespread access to mortgages across the United States after World War II cemented homeownership as fundamental to conceptions of citizenship and belonging. African Americans had long faced racist obstacles to homeownership, but the social upheaval of the 1960s forced federal government reforms. In the 1970s, new housing policies encouraged African Americans to become homeowners, and these programs generated unprecedented real estate sales in Black urban communities. However, inclusion in the world of urban real estate was fraught with new problems. As new housing policies came into effect, the real estate industry abandoned its aversion to African Americans, especially Black women, precisely because they were more likely to fail to keep up their home payments and slip into foreclosure.

Taylor narrates this dramatic transformation in housing policy, its financial ramifications, and its influence on African Americans. She reveals that federal policy transformed the urban core into a new frontier of cynical extraction disguised as investment.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Keeanga-Yamahtta shares this all important work.

7:00pm Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Race For Profit

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor offers a damning chronicle of the twilight of redlining and the introduction of conventional real estate practices into the Black urban market, uncovering a transition from racist exclusion to predatory inclusion. Widespread access to mortgages across the United States after World War II cemented homeownership as fundamental to conceptions of citizenship and belonging. African Americans had long faced racist obstacles to homeownership, but the social upheaval of the 1960s forced federal government reforms. In the 1970s, new housing policies encouraged African Americans to become homeowners, and these programs generated unprecedented real estate sales in Black urban communities. However, inclusion in the world of urban real estate was fraught with new problems. As new housing policies came into effect, the real estate industry abandoned its aversion to African Americans, especially Black women, precisely because they were more likely to fail to keep up their home payments and slip into foreclosure.

Taylor narrates this dramatic transformation in housing policy, its financial ramifications, and its influence on African Americans. She reveals that federal policy transformed the urban core into a new frontier of cynical extraction disguised as investment.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Keeanga-Yamahtta shares this all important work.

7:00pm Brooklyn Poetry Slam: BRIC JazzFest - OCT 21 BRIC

The Brooklyn Poetry Slam will expand BRIC JazzFest to another dimension, with Brooklyn’s best slam poets for a gathering of words, wisdom, and music to highlight the crisscrossing influences and beats of jazz, poetry, and hip hop. Hosted by poet, activist, and educator Mahogany L. Browne and with music by DJ Jive Poetic, this edition will feature a special artist to be announced!

PLEASE NOTE:
* Entry to this event is first come, first admitted, while space is available. Although it is preferred, you do NOT need an RSVP to attend this event.
* This event is General Admission Seated in the BRIC House Ballroom.

7:00pm Brooklyn Poetry Slam: BRIC JazzFest - OCT 21

The Brooklyn Poetry Slam will expand BRIC JazzFest to another dimension, with Brooklyn’s best slam poets for a gathering of words, wisdom, and music to highlight the crisscrossing influences and beats of jazz, poetry, and hip hop. Hosted by poet, activist, and educator Mahogany L. Browne and with music by DJ Jive Poetic, this edition will feature a special artist to be announced!

PLEASE NOTE:
* Entry to this event is first come, first admitted, while space is available. Although it is preferred, you do NOT need an RSVP to attend this event.
* This event is General Admission Seated in the BRIC House Ballroom.

7:30pm Nancy Princenthal: Unspeakable Acts (W/ Johanna Fateman) Strand Books

“If we are going to talk about sexual violence, we will have to come to terms with what it is. That is harder than it seems, acts of gendered aggression range from workplace coercion and everyday harassment to vicious and even fatal physical attacks by intimates and strangers.…Tricky to define, sexual offenses are even more difficult to depict.… The pioneering women artists who explored sexual violence in the seventies had a wide-open arena, and plenty to say.” Princenthal writes on the opening page of Unspeakable Acts. On the 2nd Floor, Nancy Princenthal will be discussing her newest book, Unspeakable Acts. Joining Nancy Pricenthal in conversation will be writer and musician, Johanna Fateman.

7:30pm Nancy Princenthal: Unspeakable Acts (W/ Johanna Fateman)

“If we are going to talk about sexual violence, we will have to come to terms with what it is. That is harder than it seems, acts of gendered aggression range from workplace coercion and everyday harassment to vicious and even fatal physical attacks by intimates and strangers.…Tricky to define, sexual offenses are even more difficult to depict.… The pioneering women artists who explored sexual violence in the seventies had a wide-open arena, and plenty to say.” Princenthal writes on the opening page of Unspeakable Acts. On the 2nd Floor, Nancy Princenthal will be discussing her newest book, Unspeakable Acts. Joining Nancy Pricenthal in conversation will be writer and musician, Johanna Fateman.

Tuesday October 22, 2019 Oct 22, 2019
6:30pm The Rise and Tragic Fall of an American Landscape New York Landmarks Conservancy

On behalf of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, the New York Landmarks Conservancy invites you to:

"New York’s Original Penn Station: The Rise and Tragic Fall of an American Landscape" with writer Paul Kaplan

Mr. Kaplan will recount the trials and triumphs of "New York’s Original Penn Station: The Rise and Tragic Fall of an American Landscape." For decades, Penn Station was a center of elegance and pride in New York City. In the mid-1960s, the station was tragically destroyed. The loss inspired the birth of preservation laws in the city that would save other landmarks like Grand Central. "The Original Penn Station" will be available for purchase

6:30pm The Rise and Tragic Fall of an American Landscape

On behalf of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, the New York Landmarks Conservancy invites you to:

"New York’s Original Penn Station: The Rise and Tragic Fall of an American Landscape" with writer Paul Kaplan

Mr. Kaplan will recount the trials and triumphs of "New York’s Original Penn Station: The Rise and Tragic Fall of an American Landscape." For decades, Penn Station was a center of elegance and pride in New York City. In the mid-1960s, the station was tragically destroyed. The loss inspired the birth of preservation laws in the city that would save other landmarks like Grand Central. "The Original Penn Station" will be available for purchase

7:00pm Nicole Chung: All You Can Ever Know (With Min Jin Lee) Strand Books

What does it mean to lose your roots-within your culture, within your family-and what happens when you find them? 

Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up facing prejudice-her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from-she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth. 

With warmth, candor, and startling insight, Nicole Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child. All You Can Ever Know is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets-vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Nicole discusses her new book with fellow author Min Jin Lee! 

7:00pm Nicole Chung: All You Can Ever Know (With Min Jin Lee)

What does it mean to lose your roots-within your culture, within your family-and what happens when you find them? 

Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up facing prejudice-her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from-she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth. 

With warmth, candor, and startling insight, Nicole Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child. All You Can Ever Know is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets-vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Nicole discusses her new book with fellow author Min Jin Lee! 

7:30pm BRIC JazzFest Film: Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes BRIC

BRIC JazzFest features two films that shed light on some of the most influential artists and historical moments in jazz: Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes and Amazing Grace.

7:30pm BRIC JazzFest Film: Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes

BRIC JazzFest features two films that shed light on some of the most influential artists and historical moments in jazz: Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes and Amazing Grace.

Wednesday October 23, 2019 Oct 23, 2019
7:00pm Sasha Sagan: For Small Creatures Such As We Strand Books

In the Rare Book Room, Sasha Sagan reads her book, For Small Creatures Such as We.  Part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is the first book from the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan--a luminous exploration of all Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed.

Sasha Sagan was raised by secular parents, the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer Ann Druyan. They taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable. 

When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the natural phenomena behind our most treasured occasions--from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more--growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter that honor the joy and significance of each experience without relying on religious framework.

As Sagan shares these rituals, For Small Creatures Such as We becomes a moving tribute to a father, a newborn daughter, a marriage, and the natural world--a celebration of life itself, and the power of our families and beliefs to bring us together. 

7:00pm Sasha Sagan: For Small Creatures Such As We

In the Rare Book Room, Sasha Sagan reads her book, For Small Creatures Such as We.  Part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is the first book from the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan--a luminous exploration of all Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed.

Sasha Sagan was raised by secular parents, the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer Ann Druyan. They taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable. 

When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the natural phenomena behind our most treasured occasions--from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more--growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter that honor the joy and significance of each experience without relying on religious framework.

As Sagan shares these rituals, For Small Creatures Such as We becomes a moving tribute to a father, a newborn daughter, a marriage, and the natural world--a celebration of life itself, and the power of our families and beliefs to bring us together. 

7:30pm BRIC JazzFest Film: Amazing Grace BRIC

BRIC JazzFest features two films that shed light on some of the most influential artists and historical moments in jazz: Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes and Amazing Grace.

Amazing Grace (2018) | Directed by Allen Elliott & Sydney Pollack | 90mins

7:30pm BRIC JazzFest Film: Amazing Grace

BRIC JazzFest features two films that shed light on some of the most influential artists and historical moments in jazz: Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes and Amazing Grace.

Amazing Grace (2018) | Directed by Allen Elliott & Sydney Pollack | 90mins

7:30pm Andrew Blauner + Adam Gopnik: The Peanuts Papers Strand Books

Peanuts, Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip, has given the world a cast of characters for the ages--Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Lucy among them. Here, in an unprecedented collection of thirty-two essays and two poems contributed by thirty-three artists and writers ranging from Ann Patchett to Chris Ware consider the deeper truths of Peanuts, its influence on their lives and on the culture more broadly, and the lessons it can teach us about disappointment, melancholy, and those fleeting moments of warm-puppy happiness. The contributors reflect on the experience of discovering Peanuts as a child, their identification with its characters and predicaments, and, for the artists in the book, the momentous effects of their encounters with the strip on their later careers. Taken together, the essays and comics of The Peanuts Papers enrich our understanding of the Peanuts gang and its world, with contributions not only about Charlie Brown and Snoopy but also Linus, Sally, Pigpen, and Peppermint Patty. The Peanuts Papers is an enchanting, poignant gathering of responses to the greatest American comic strip, enabling us to see it anew in fresh and revealing ways.

Join us on the 2nd floor, as editor Andrew Blauner and writer Adam Gopnik discuss the impact on the comic Peanuts.

7:30pm Andrew Blauner + Adam Gopnik: The Peanuts Papers

Peanuts, Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip, has given the world a cast of characters for the ages--Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Lucy among them. Here, in an unprecedented collection of thirty-two essays and two poems contributed by thirty-three artists and writers ranging from Ann Patchett to Chris Ware consider the deeper truths of Peanuts, its influence on their lives and on the culture more broadly, and the lessons it can teach us about disappointment, melancholy, and those fleeting moments of warm-puppy happiness. The contributors reflect on the experience of discovering Peanuts as a child, their identification with its characters and predicaments, and, for the artists in the book, the momentous effects of their encounters with the strip on their later careers. Taken together, the essays and comics of The Peanuts Papers enrich our understanding of the Peanuts gang and its world, with contributions not only about Charlie Brown and Snoopy but also Linus, Sally, Pigpen, and Peppermint Patty. The Peanuts Papers is an enchanting, poignant gathering of responses to the greatest American comic strip, enabling us to see it anew in fresh and revealing ways.

Join us on the 2nd floor, as editor Andrew Blauner and writer Adam Gopnik discuss the impact on the comic Peanuts.

Thursday October 24, 2019 Oct 24, 2019
1:30pm Meet the 2019 Asia Game Changers Asia Society

It’s one of the highlights of the Asia Society calendar: The day we honor the annual class of Asia Game Changers – a remarkable group of leaders who are transforming Asia and the world. The Asia Game Changer Awards were established upon the belief that leaders who make positive contributions to the future of Asia and the world, need to be acknowledged and celebrated. This year’s awards recognize and honor the women who applied their unique vision and talents to create a everlasting impact on their community and the world. Join us for a special opportunity – before the awards are actually given – to meet some of the remarkable women who are being honored this year!

For corporate sponsorship opportunities, and to reserve tables or tickets for the Asia Game Changers dinner at Cipriani, visit AsiaSociety.org/GameChangers or call 212-327-9347.  For additional information, email GameChangers@AsiaSociety.org.

The Asia Game Changer Awards, launched by the Asia Society in 2014, are designed to fill a vital gap, identifying and honoring true leaders who are making a positive contribution to the future of Asia. These awards are bestowed annually to individuals, organizations, and movements that have inspired, enlightened, and shown true leadership in areas that reflect Asia Society’s core pillars of policy and business, arts and culture, and education. 

1:30pm Meet the 2019 Asia Game Changers

It’s one of the highlights of the Asia Society calendar: The day we honor the annual class of Asia Game Changers – a remarkable group of leaders who are transforming Asia and the world. The Asia Game Changer Awards were established upon the belief that leaders who make positive contributions to the future of Asia and the world, need to be acknowledged and celebrated. This year’s awards recognize and honor the women who applied their unique vision and talents to create a everlasting impact on their community and the world. Join us for a special opportunity – before the awards are actually given – to meet some of the remarkable women who are being honored this year!

For corporate sponsorship opportunities, and to reserve tables or tickets for the Asia Game Changers dinner at Cipriani, visit AsiaSociety.org/GameChangers or call 212-327-9347.  For additional information, email GameChangers@AsiaSociety.org.

The Asia Game Changer Awards, launched by the Asia Society in 2014, are designed to fill a vital gap, identifying and honoring true leaders who are making a positive contribution to the future of Asia. These awards are bestowed annually to individuals, organizations, and movements that have inspired, enlightened, and shown true leadership in areas that reflect Asia Society’s core pillars of policy and business, arts and culture, and education. 

6:00pm 2019 Asia Game Changer Awards and Dinner Asia Society

This fall marks the sixth year of a truly impactful Asia Society event — The Asia Game Changer Awards Ceremony and Dinner.

Each year, we honor individuals, organizations, or movements that have inspired, enlightened, and shown true leadership in areas that reflect Asia Society's core pillars of policy and business, arts and culture, and education.

This year’s Game Changer Awards honor women who are applying their unique vision and talent to make the world a better place.

#AsiaGameChangers

6:00pm 2019 Asia Game Changer Awards and Dinner

This fall marks the sixth year of a truly impactful Asia Society event — The Asia Game Changer Awards Ceremony and Dinner.

Each year, we honor individuals, organizations, or movements that have inspired, enlightened, and shown true leadership in areas that reflect Asia Society's core pillars of policy and business, arts and culture, and education.

This year’s Game Changer Awards honor women who are applying their unique vision and talent to make the world a better place.

#AsiaGameChangers

6:00pm Heritage Ball American Institute of Architects

Each year, architects and industry professionals come together for the Heritage Ball, an annual benefit to support the Center for Architecture. Heritage Ball began in the 1980s and has grown from a small party to an over 1,100-person gala.

The Heritage Ball serves as the single largest funding source for the Center for Architecture and allows it to fulfill its mission to educate the public about the value of architecture and design, alongside its partner, AIA New York. The gala is an exciting event that honors the rich architectural heritage of New York City and celebrates the architects, officials, organizations, and professionals from related industries that continue the city’s tradition of design excellence.

6:00pm Heritage Ball

Each year, architects and industry professionals come together for the Heritage Ball, an annual benefit to support the Center for Architecture. Heritage Ball began in the 1980s and has grown from a small party to an over 1,100-person gala.

The Heritage Ball serves as the single largest funding source for the Center for Architecture and allows it to fulfill its mission to educate the public about the value of architecture and design, alongside its partner, AIA New York. The gala is an exciting event that honors the rich architectural heritage of New York City and celebrates the architects, officials, organizations, and professionals from related industries that continue the city’s tradition of design excellence.

6:00pm A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History Korea Society

Author Seth Berkman discusses the release of his new book on South Korea’s women’s hockey team at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. In conversation with Society Policy Director Jonathan Corrado, Berkman, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker and SPIN and on ESPN, chronicles the tale of a group of young women who brought the Koreas closer in new ways. Followed by book sale and signing by the author.

This program enjoys the support of Columbia University's Center for Korean Research (CKR).

6:00pm A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History

Author Seth Berkman discusses the release of his new book on South Korea’s women’s hockey team at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. In conversation with Society Policy Director Jonathan Corrado, Berkman, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker and SPIN and on ESPN, chronicles the tale of a group of young women who brought the Koreas closer in new ways. Followed by book sale and signing by the author.

This program enjoys the support of Columbia University's Center for Korean Research (CKR).

6:30pm Robert Gurbo On Andre Kertesz: The Quintessential New Yorke City Lore

André Kertész (1894-1985) is an undisputed master of photography. Widely considered a forefather of photojournalism and street photography, he created much of the visual vocabulary of the medium that is still in use today.  From his pioneering work in Hungary (1912 -1925), through his influential work during Paris’s artistic heyday (1925- 1936), right up to his final days in New York (1936 -1985), his photographs infuse personal narrative and design into a documentary style that was uniquely his own. Kertész’s body of work, which spans much of the 20th century, includes deceptively simple images of everyday life that reflect his state of mind and his questions about his very existence and his relationship to the world around him.

6:30pm Robert Gurbo On Andre Kertesz: The Quintessential New Yorke

André Kertész (1894-1985) is an undisputed master of photography. Widely considered a forefather of photojournalism and street photography, he created much of the visual vocabulary of the medium that is still in use today.  From his pioneering work in Hungary (1912 -1925), through his influential work during Paris’s artistic heyday (1925- 1936), right up to his final days in New York (1936 -1985), his photographs infuse personal narrative and design into a documentary style that was uniquely his own. Kertész’s body of work, which spans much of the 20th century, includes deceptively simple images of everyday life that reflect his state of mind and his questions about his very existence and his relationship to the world around him.

7:00pm Andrew Marantz: Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, And The Hijacking Of The American Conversation Strand Books

For several years, Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, has been embedded in two worlds. The first is the world of social-media entrepreneurs, who, acting out of naïvete and reckless ambition, upended all traditional means of receiving and transmitting information. The second is the world of the people he calls "the gate crashers"--the conspiracists, white supremacists, and nihilist trolls who have become experts at using social media to advance their corrosive agenda. Antisocial ranges broadly--from the first mass-printed books to the trending hashtags of the present; from secret gatherings of neo-Fascists to the White House press briefing room--and traces how the unthinkable becomes thinkable, and then how it becomes reality. 

Antisocial reveals how the boundaries between technology, media, and politics have been erased, resulting in a deeply broken informational landscape--the landscape in which we all now live. Marantz shows how alienated young people are led down the rabbit hole of online radicalization, and how fringe ideas spread--from anonymous corners of social media to cable TV to the President's Twitter feed. Marantz also sits with the creators of social media as they start to reckon with the forces they've unleashed. Will they be able to solve the communication crisis they helped bring about, or are their interventions too little too late?

7:00pm Andrew Marantz: Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, And The Hijacking Of The American Conversation

For several years, Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, has been embedded in two worlds. The first is the world of social-media entrepreneurs, who, acting out of naïvete and reckless ambition, upended all traditional means of receiving and transmitting information. The second is the world of the people he calls "the gate crashers"--the conspiracists, white supremacists, and nihilist trolls who have become experts at using social media to advance their corrosive agenda. Antisocial ranges broadly--from the first mass-printed books to the trending hashtags of the present; from secret gatherings of neo-Fascists to the White House press briefing room--and traces how the unthinkable becomes thinkable, and then how it becomes reality. 

Antisocial reveals how the boundaries between technology, media, and politics have been erased, resulting in a deeply broken informational landscape--the landscape in which we all now live. Marantz shows how alienated young people are led down the rabbit hole of online radicalization, and how fringe ideas spread--from anonymous corners of social media to cable TV to the President's Twitter feed. Marantz also sits with the creators of social media as they start to reckon with the forces they've unleashed. Will they be able to solve the communication crisis they helped bring about, or are their interventions too little too late?

7:00pm New York After Dark Museum of the City of New York

On Thursday, October 24th, 2019, the Museum of the City of New York is bringing back its annual fall cocktail party, New York After Dark. Join us for an adventure through New York’s most exciting night life scenes! Think Speakeasies! Piano bars! Studio 54! Guests are encouraged to dress in theme.

The party will take place from 7 pm to 11 pm at the Museum’s historic 5th Avenue building.

7:00pm New York After Dark

On Thursday, October 24th, 2019, the Museum of the City of New York is bringing back its annual fall cocktail party, New York After Dark. Join us for an adventure through New York’s most exciting night life scenes! Think Speakeasies! Piano bars! Studio 54! Guests are encouraged to dress in theme.

The party will take place from 7 pm to 11 pm at the Museum’s historic 5th Avenue building.

7:30pm BRIC JazzFest Marathon Night 1 BRIC

BRIC JazzFest culminates in a three-night, three-stage live music marathon with overlapping sets by global legends, groundbreaking artists, and exciting newcomers to jazz. You can move freely among performances and catch as many artists as you like each night, as performances take place in the intimate jazz club-like Artist Studio, the expansive Stoop overlooking the Gallery, and the state-of-the-art Ballroom—all within BRIC House.

7:30pm BRIC JazzFest Marathon Night 1

BRIC JazzFest culminates in a three-night, three-stage live music marathon with overlapping sets by global legends, groundbreaking artists, and exciting newcomers to jazz. You can move freely among performances and catch as many artists as you like each night, as performances take place in the intimate jazz club-like Artist Studio, the expansive Stoop overlooking the Gallery, and the state-of-the-art Ballroom—all within BRIC House.

7:30pm Cleo Le-Tan: A Booklover’s Guide To New York Strand Books

An illustrated guide to New York City tailored for the book-obsessed explorer showcasing the city's best bookshops; libraries; homes and haunts of world-famous writers; and scenes from literary classics with charming drawings by the famed New Yorker cover artist Pierre Le-Tan.

A Booklover's Guide to New York is a love letter to everything literary in New York City. It is a book all about books. The book is an object in itself, designed as the ultimate little tome any book collector would love to acquire, layered with witty Pierre Le-Tan drawings, as well as photographs of some of the most precious bookish locations.

Rediscover New York in the most fashionably literate way: whether you are in need of an exceptionally rare edition of your favorite novel (perhaps to be found in the dark and musty backroom of The Center for Fiction), or the most tranquil place to devour a short story on a wintry day (an empty underground food court in a Midtown skyscraper), or if you are looking to follow in the footsteps of a beloved author or novella character (like Capote's Grady and Clyde in Central Park Zoo), this will be your ultimate companion.

Part guide, part sophisticated scrapbook and part desirable object, A Booklover's Guide to New York is an absolute must for any book-savvy person--the young bookworm or old scholar, the visiting tourist or homegrown New Yorker, the aspiring writer or doting parent.

Join us in the second floor Art Department as author Cleo Le-Tan talks about her book with Strand owner Nancy Bass Wyden.

7:30pm Cleo Le-Tan: A Booklover’s Guide To New York

An illustrated guide to New York City tailored for the book-obsessed explorer showcasing the city's best bookshops; libraries; homes and haunts of world-famous writers; and scenes from literary classics with charming drawings by the famed New Yorker cover artist Pierre Le-Tan.

A Booklover's Guide to New York is a love letter to everything literary in New York City. It is a book all about books. The book is an object in itself, designed as the ultimate little tome any book collector would love to acquire, layered with witty Pierre Le-Tan drawings, as well as photographs of some of the most precious bookish locations.

Rediscover New York in the most fashionably literate way: whether you are in need of an exceptionally rare edition of your favorite novel (perhaps to be found in the dark and musty backroom of The Center for Fiction), or the most tranquil place to devour a short story on a wintry day (an empty underground food court in a Midtown skyscraper), or if you are looking to follow in the footsteps of a beloved author or novella character (like Capote's Grady and Clyde in Central Park Zoo), this will be your ultimate companion.

Part guide, part sophisticated scrapbook and part desirable object, A Booklover's Guide to New York is an absolute must for any book-savvy person--the young bookworm or old scholar, the visiting tourist or homegrown New Yorker, the aspiring writer or doting parent.

Join us in the second floor Art Department as author Cleo Le-Tan talks about her book with Strand owner Nancy Bass Wyden.

8:00pm Toast to Wishes Make-A-Wish Metro NY

Join us for the kind of night you wish for - a spectacular evening benefiting Make-A-Wish® Metro New York.

Your ticket will include a premium open bar, music from world-class DJs, delicious food from a selection of top NYC restaurants and an extraordinary silent auction.

Be amazed by iLuminate™, the ultimate performing arts experience
featured on hit television shows including “America’s Got Talent.”

Fun and fabulous cocktail attire.

8:00pm Toast to Wishes

Join us for the kind of night you wish for - a spectacular evening benefiting Make-A-Wish® Metro New York.

Your ticket will include a premium open bar, music from world-class DJs, delicious food from a selection of top NYC restaurants and an extraordinary silent auction.

Be amazed by iLuminate™, the ultimate performing arts experience
featured on hit television shows including “America’s Got Talent.”

Fun and fabulous cocktail attire.

9:00pm HB 19 After Party American Institute of Architects

HB After Party is the official after party of our annual gala, Heritage Ball, bringing together 400+ design professionals for a night of networking, dancing, sweet treats, interactive experiences and libations. Join us at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60, as we celebrate.

HB After Party is generously led by our young professionals through the After Party Committee. If you are interested in joining our efforts, please contact us development@aiany.org.

9:00pm HB 19 After Party

HB After Party is the official after party of our annual gala, Heritage Ball, bringing together 400+ design professionals for a night of networking, dancing, sweet treats, interactive experiences and libations. Join us at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60, as we celebrate.

HB After Party is generously led by our young professionals through the After Party Committee. If you are interested in joining our efforts, please contact us development@aiany.org.

Friday October 25, 2019 Oct 25, 2019
5:00pm Float Like a Butterfly Irish Arts Center

From the producers of Once and Sing Street, Float Like a Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy Elliot, 15-year-old Frances has to fight for the right to fight back. Raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and destroy her way of life, and her father—once her greatest ally—is too defeated himself to imagine any better for his daughter. But Frances was not born to be broken; in the mother of all fights, she must dig deep to find in herself the Champion her father once knew her to be.

There will be a Q&A with director Carmel Winters after the screening.

5:00pm Float Like a Butterfly

From the producers of Once and Sing Street, Float Like a Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy Elliot, 15-year-old Frances has to fight for the right to fight back. Raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and destroy her way of life, and her father—once her greatest ally—is too defeated himself to imagine any better for his daughter. But Frances was not born to be broken; in the mother of all fights, she must dig deep to find in herself the Champion her father once knew her to be.

There will be a Q&A with director Carmel Winters after the screening.

6:00pm Bricks & Brownstone: The New York Row House New York Landmarks Conservancy

The New York Landmarks Conservancy cordially invites you to:

"Bricks & Brownstone: The New York Row House"
A book talk with author Patrick W. Ciccone

"Bricks & Brownstone" will be available for purchase

Book signing and Refreshments to follow

The classic book "Bricks & Brownstone", the first and still the only volume to examine in depth the changing form and varied architectural styles of the much-loved New York City row house, or brownstone, was first published in 1972. That edition helped pave the way for a brownstone revival that has transformed New York's historic neighborhoods over the past half-century.

This revised and expanded edition, published by Rizzoli, revisits the classic comprehensively, with updated text and additional chapters, and an abundance of specially commissioned color photography. Conservancy President Peg Breen provided a foreword for the updated version of this ground-breaking book.

6:00pm Bricks & Brownstone: The New York Row House

The New York Landmarks Conservancy cordially invites you to:

"Bricks & Brownstone: The New York Row House"
A book talk with author Patrick W. Ciccone

"Bricks & Brownstone" will be available for purchase

Book signing and Refreshments to follow

The classic book "Bricks & Brownstone", the first and still the only volume to examine in depth the changing form and varied architectural styles of the much-loved New York City row house, or brownstone, was first published in 1972. That edition helped pave the way for a brownstone revival that has transformed New York's historic neighborhoods over the past half-century.

This revised and expanded edition, published by Rizzoli, revisits the classic comprehensively, with updated text and additional chapters, and an abundance of specially commissioned color photography. Conservancy President Peg Breen provided a foreword for the updated version of this ground-breaking book.

7:00pm Jeanette Winterson: Frankissstein Strand Books

Since her astonishing debut at twenty-five with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson has achieved worldwide critical and commercial success as “one of the most daring and inventive writers of our time” (Elle). Her new novel, Frankissstein, is an audacious love story that weaves together disparate lives into an exploration of transhumanism, artificial intelligence, and queer love.

Lake Geneva, 1816. Nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley is inspired to write a story about a scientist who creates a new life-form. In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI and carrying out some experiments of his own in a vast underground network of tunnels. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with his mom again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryogenics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead… but waiting to return to life.

What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet? In fiercely intelligent prose, Jeanette Winterson shows us how much closer we are to that future than we realize. Funny and furious, bold and clear-sighted, Frankissstein is a love story about life itself.

7:00pm Jeanette Winterson: Frankissstein

Since her astonishing debut at twenty-five with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson has achieved worldwide critical and commercial success as “one of the most daring and inventive writers of our time” (Elle). Her new novel, Frankissstein, is an audacious love story that weaves together disparate lives into an exploration of transhumanism, artificial intelligence, and queer love.

Lake Geneva, 1816. Nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley is inspired to write a story about a scientist who creates a new life-form. In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI and carrying out some experiments of his own in a vast underground network of tunnels. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with his mom again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryogenics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead… but waiting to return to life.

What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet? In fiercely intelligent prose, Jeanette Winterson shows us how much closer we are to that future than we realize. Funny and furious, bold and clear-sighted, Frankissstein is a love story about life itself.

7:30pm BRIC JazzFest Marathon Night 2 BRIC

BRIC JazzFest culminates in a three-night, three-stage live music marathon with overlapping sets by global legends, groundbreaking artists, and exciting newcomers to jazz. You can move freely among performances and catch as many artists as you like each night, as performances take place in the intimate jazz club-like Artist Studio, the expansive Stoop overlooking the Gallery, and the state-of-the-art Ballroom—all within BRIC House.

7:30pm BRIC JazzFest Marathon Night 2

BRIC JazzFest culminates in a three-night, three-stage live music marathon with overlapping sets by global legends, groundbreaking artists, and exciting newcomers to jazz. You can move freely among performances and catch as many artists as you like each night, as performances take place in the intimate jazz club-like Artist Studio, the expansive Stoop overlooking the Gallery, and the state-of-the-art Ballroom—all within BRIC House.

Saturday October 26, 2019 Oct 26, 2019
9:00am Gridiron Games Big Brothers Big Sisters

On Saturday, October 26, 2019​, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC will host its annual Gridiron Games - a two-part event. The event will take place at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets.

9:00am Gridiron Games

On Saturday, October 26, 2019​, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC will host its annual Gridiron Games - a two-part event. The event will take place at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets.

10:00am Queens Out of the Darkness Walk 2019 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Join us in Astoria Park in Queens for our Out of the Darkness Walk!

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

10:00am Queens Out of the Darkness Walk 2019

Join us in Astoria Park in Queens for our Out of the Darkness Walk!

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

3:00pm CCNY Women's Soccer vs. John Jay College John Jay College of Criminal Justice

CCNY Women's Soccer vs. John Jay College

3:00pm CCNY Women's Soccer vs. John Jay College

CCNY Women's Soccer vs. John Jay College

7:30pm BRIC JazzFest Marathon Night 3 BRIC

BRIC JazzFest culminates in a three-night, three-stage live music marathon with overlapping sets by global legends, groundbreaking artists, and exciting newcomers to jazz. You can move freely among performances and catch as many artists as you like each night, as performances take place in the intimate jazz club-like Artist Studio, the expansive Stoop overlooking the Gallery, and the state-of-the-art Ballroom—all within BRIC House.

7:30pm BRIC JazzFest Marathon Night 3

BRIC JazzFest culminates in a three-night, three-stage live music marathon with overlapping sets by global legends, groundbreaking artists, and exciting newcomers to jazz. You can move freely among performances and catch as many artists as you like each night, as performances take place in the intimate jazz club-like Artist Studio, the expansive Stoop overlooking the Gallery, and the state-of-the-art Ballroom—all within BRIC House.

Sunday October 27, 2019 Oct 27, 2019
10:00am Bronx Out of the Darkness Walk 2019 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Please join us in the Bronx on October 6 at Saint Luke's Housing for the Ederly (3911 Barnes Ave, The Bronx, NY 10466) for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

10:00am Bronx Out of the Darkness Walk 2019

Please join us in the Bronx on October 6 at Saint Luke's Housing for the Ederly (3911 Barnes Ave, The Bronx, NY 10466) for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

12:00pm Oíche Shamhna / An Irish Halloween: Bonfire Stories Irish Arts Center

Calling all ghouls, goblins, fairies, and witches! Come on a trick-or-treat adventure, carve a turnip (the original jack-o’-lantern), play age-old Irish Halloween games, and join Laura Simms, artistic director of Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center, as she brings to life marvelously spooky tales from Celtic mythology with the help of Darrah Carr Dance.

Come in costume!

12:00pm Oíche Shamhna / An Irish Halloween: Bonfire Stories

Calling all ghouls, goblins, fairies, and witches! Come on a trick-or-treat adventure, carve a turnip (the original jack-o’-lantern), play age-old Irish Halloween games, and join Laura Simms, artistic director of Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center, as she brings to life marvelously spooky tales from Celtic mythology with the help of Darrah Carr Dance.

Come in costume!

Monday October 28, 2019 Oct 28, 2019
6:30pm IAC Book Club: GIRL by Edna O'Brien Irish Arts Center

IAC Book Club is a casual gathering of literature enthusiasts who meet in our gallery for lively banter and thoughtful discussion. This season we read a first novel—and a 20th: Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff, set in a post-apocalyptic Ireland, and the highly anticipated Girl by Edna O'Brien.

Led by Rachael Gilkey, director of programming and education, the club is open to everyone—whether or not you've finished the book.

6:30pm IAC Book Club: GIRL by Edna O'Brien

IAC Book Club is a casual gathering of literature enthusiasts who meet in our gallery for lively banter and thoughtful discussion. This season we read a first novel—and a 20th: Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff, set in a post-apocalyptic Ireland, and the highly anticipated Girl by Edna O'Brien.

Led by Rachael Gilkey, director of programming and education, the club is open to everyone—whether or not you've finished the book.

7:30pm 17th Annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom: My Body, My Business New York Civil Liberties Union

The NYCLU is proud to present its 17th annual Broadway Stands Up For Freedom concert My Body, My Business this fall. Join the NYCLU and the ACLU for a spectacular night of powerful voices in defense of women's and trans rights! 

Tickets will go on sale on Ticketmaster on August 14, 2019.

7:30pm 17th Annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom: My Body, My Business

The NYCLU is proud to present its 17th annual Broadway Stands Up For Freedom concert My Body, My Business this fall. Join the NYCLU and the ACLU for a spectacular night of powerful voices in defense of women's and trans rights! 

Tickets will go on sale on Ticketmaster on August 14, 2019.

Tuesday October 29, 2019 Oct 29, 2019
6:30pm Donald Stadtner-Cautionary Tales about Rage, Fate, and Forgiveness Asia Society

A devoted but wronged wife becomes a Hindu goddess. A mother goes mad from defying society and becomes a Buddhist renunciant. Both goddess and the mother illustrate themes that are as relevant today as they were two thousand years ago. In this illustrated lecture, art historian and curator Donald Stadtner explores the complex syncretism of religious practice in Sri Lanka.

6:30pm Donald Stadtner-Cautionary Tales about Rage, Fate, and Forgiveness

A devoted but wronged wife becomes a Hindu goddess. A mother goes mad from defying society and becomes a Buddhist renunciant. Both goddess and the mother illustrate themes that are as relevant today as they were two thousand years ago. In this illustrated lecture, art historian and curator Donald Stadtner explores the complex syncretism of religious practice in Sri Lanka.

6:30pm Heads Up: Indy Film Financing presented by the Hip Hop Film Fest BRIC

Up your marketing and distribution game
Hip Hop Film Festival NYC Founder and CEO, CR Capers leads this exciting workshop on the basics of marketing independent film projects. Learn social media strategy, festival entry, and independent video on demand (VOD) sales strategy.

Cost: $50

2-Session Class:
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6:30-9:30PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 6:30-9:30PM

6:30pm Heads Up: Indy Film Financing presented by the Hip Hop Film Fest

Up your marketing and distribution game
Hip Hop Film Festival NYC Founder and CEO, CR Capers leads this exciting workshop on the basics of marketing independent film projects. Learn social media strategy, festival entry, and independent video on demand (VOD) sales strategy.

Cost: $50

2-Session Class:
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6:30-9:30PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 6:30-9:30PM

7:00pm Allison Moorer: Blood: A Memoir Strand Books

In the Rare Book Room, The Grammy- and Academy Award- nominated singer-songwriter, Allison Moorer launches her memoir, sharing the story of an unthinkable act of violence and ultimate healing through art.

1986, Mobile, Alabama. A fourteen-year-old girl is awakened by the unmistakable sound of gunfire. On the front lawn, her father has shot and killed her mother before turning the gun on himself. Allison Moorer would grow up to be an award-winning musician, with her songs likened to "a Southern accent: eight miles an hour, deliberate, and very dangerous to underestimate" (Rolling Stone). Now, Allison turns her lyrical storytelling powers to recount the events leading up to the moment that forever altered her own life and that of her older sister, Shelby, with whom she shares an unbreakable bond. Gorgeously written, Blood delves into the meaning of inheritance and destiny, shame and trauma -- and how it is possible to carve out a safe place in the world despite it all. 

With a foreword by Grammy winner Shelby Lynne, Blood is a familial Just Kids that reads like an intimate journal -- vivid, haunting, and ultimately life-affirming.

7:00pm Allison Moorer: Blood: A Memoir

In the Rare Book Room, The Grammy- and Academy Award- nominated singer-songwriter, Allison Moorer launches her memoir, sharing the story of an unthinkable act of violence and ultimate healing through art.

1986, Mobile, Alabama. A fourteen-year-old girl is awakened by the unmistakable sound of gunfire. On the front lawn, her father has shot and killed her mother before turning the gun on himself. Allison Moorer would grow up to be an award-winning musician, with her songs likened to "a Southern accent: eight miles an hour, deliberate, and very dangerous to underestimate" (Rolling Stone). Now, Allison turns her lyrical storytelling powers to recount the events leading up to the moment that forever altered her own life and that of her older sister, Shelby, with whom she shares an unbreakable bond. Gorgeously written, Blood delves into the meaning of inheritance and destiny, shame and trauma -- and how it is possible to carve out a safe place in the world despite it all. 

With a foreword by Grammy winner Shelby Lynne, Blood is a familial Just Kids that reads like an intimate journal -- vivid, haunting, and ultimately life-affirming.

7:30pm The Hard Times: The First 40 Years Strand Books
The Hard Times: The First 40 Years is the first book from The Hard Times, the Internet’s favorite music satire site. Often referred to as “The Onion for punk rock,” the site has developed a sizable, devoted following for its razor-sharp takes on underground music and alternative culture. And with headlines like “Man Magically Transforms into Music Historian While Talking to Women” and “Pretentious Friend Only Listens to Podcasts on Vinyl,” you don’t have to be a punk rock diehard to appreciate their hilarious commentary.
Now, in this ’zine-style “historical retrospective,” the writers behind the site document its development alongside the rise of punk rock, with original articles from their ‘archives’ commenting upon ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s punk, and site-specific fan favorites from the aughts onward. With its unique aesthetic and laugh-out-loud humor, The Hard Timeswill be the perfect gift book for music nerds and pop culture devotees everywhere.
Join us on the second floor as the creators and editors of The Hard Times Matt Saincome, Bill Conway, and Krissy Howard discuss their book!
7:30pm The Hard Times: The First 40 Years
The Hard Times: The First 40 Years is the first book from The Hard Times, the Internet’s favorite music satire site. Often referred to as “The Onion for punk rock,” the site has developed a sizable, devoted following for its razor-sharp takes on underground music and alternative culture. And with headlines like “Man Magically Transforms into Music Historian While Talking to Women” and “Pretentious Friend Only Listens to Podcasts on Vinyl,” you don’t have to be a punk rock diehard to appreciate their hilarious commentary.
Now, in this ’zine-style “historical retrospective,” the writers behind the site document its development alongside the rise of punk rock, with original articles from their ‘archives’ commenting upon ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s punk, and site-specific fan favorites from the aughts onward. With its unique aesthetic and laugh-out-loud humor, The Hard Timeswill be the perfect gift book for music nerds and pop culture devotees everywhere.
Join us on the second floor as the creators and editors of The Hard Times Matt Saincome, Bill Conway, and Krissy Howard discuss their book!
Wednesday October 30, 2019 Oct 30, 2019
1:30pm 400 Years of Preserverance John Jay College of Criminal Justice

"400 Years of Preserverance"-Join us for a panel discussion on the forced migration of Africans to US soil, the survival of African Americans from enslavement to freedom to civil rights, and the perseverance of almighty race of people. All are welcome, but seating is limited.

1:30pm 400 Years of Preserverance

"400 Years of Preserverance"-Join us for a panel discussion on the forced migration of Africans to US soil, the survival of African Americans from enslavement to freedom to civil rights, and the perseverance of almighty race of people. All are welcome, but seating is limited.

6:30pm President’s Forum: Ambassador William Burns Asia Society

Join us for one of Asia Society’s longest-standing traditions — the President’s Forum series — with Ambassador William J. Burns, President of the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace and one of the most respected American diplomats of his time. He holds the highest rank in the Foreign Service, career ambassador, and is only the second serving career diplomat in history to become Deputy Secretary of State. Prior to his tenure as deputy secretary, he served from 2008 to 2011 as Under Secretary for Political Affairs. He was Ambassador to Russia from 2005 to 2008, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern affairs from 2001 to 2005, and Ambassador to Jordan from 1998 to 2001. He was a key figure in the diplomacy that led to the Iran nuclear agreement, brokered ceasefires between Israelis and Palestinians; a strategic partnership with India; a reset in U.S.-Russia relations; and the elimination of Libya’s illicit arms program. He has earned virtually every honor bestowed upon American diplomats.

6:30pm President’s Forum: Ambassador William Burns

Join us for one of Asia Society’s longest-standing traditions — the President’s Forum series — with Ambassador William J. Burns, President of the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace and one of the most respected American diplomats of his time. He holds the highest rank in the Foreign Service, career ambassador, and is only the second serving career diplomat in history to become Deputy Secretary of State. Prior to his tenure as deputy secretary, he served from 2008 to 2011 as Under Secretary for Political Affairs. He was Ambassador to Russia from 2005 to 2008, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern affairs from 2001 to 2005, and Ambassador to Jordan from 1998 to 2001. He was a key figure in the diplomacy that led to the Iran nuclear agreement, brokered ceasefires between Israelis and Palestinians; a strategic partnership with India; a reset in U.S.-Russia relations; and the elimination of Libya’s illicit arms program. He has earned virtually every honor bestowed upon American diplomats.

7:00pm Alex Dimitrov & Dorothea Lasky: Astro Poets Strand Books

From the online phenomenons the Astro Poets comes the first great astrology primer of the 21st century.

Full of insight, advice and humor for every sign in the zodiac, the Astro Poets' unique brand of astrological flavor has made them Twitter sensations. Their long-awaited first book is in the grand tradition of Linda Goodman's Sun Signs, but made for the world we live in today.

In these pages the Astro Poets help you see what's written in the stars and use it to navigate your friendships, your career, and your very complicated love life. If you've ever wondered why your Gemini friend won't let you get a word in edge-wise at drinks, you've come to the right place. When will that Scorpio texting "u up?" at 2AM finally take the next step in your relationship? (Hint: they won't). Both the perfect introduction to the twelve signs for the astrological novice, and a resource to return to for those who already know why their Cancer boyfriend cries during commercials but need help with their new whacky Libra boss, this is the astrology book must-have for the twenty-first century and beyond.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky launch their new book!

7:00pm Alex Dimitrov & Dorothea Lasky: Astro Poets

From the online phenomenons the Astro Poets comes the first great astrology primer of the 21st century.

Full of insight, advice and humor for every sign in the zodiac, the Astro Poets' unique brand of astrological flavor has made them Twitter sensations. Their long-awaited first book is in the grand tradition of Linda Goodman's Sun Signs, but made for the world we live in today.

In these pages the Astro Poets help you see what's written in the stars and use it to navigate your friendships, your career, and your very complicated love life. If you've ever wondered why your Gemini friend won't let you get a word in edge-wise at drinks, you've come to the right place. When will that Scorpio texting "u up?" at 2AM finally take the next step in your relationship? (Hint: they won't). Both the perfect introduction to the twelve signs for the astrological novice, and a resource to return to for those who already know why their Cancer boyfriend cries during commercials but need help with their new whacky Libra boss, this is the astrology book must-have for the twenty-first century and beyond.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky launch their new book!

7:30pm Brad Thomas Parsons: Last Call (W/ + David Lebovitz) Strand Books

Everyone knows the parlor game question asked of every chef and food personality in countless interviews: What is the last meal you'd want to eat before you die? But what does it look like when you pose the question to bartenders? In Last Call, James Beard Award-winning author Brad Thomas Parsons gathers the intriguing responses from a diverse range of bartenders around the country, including Guido Martelli at the Palizzi Social Club in Philadelphia (he chooses an extra-dry Martini), Joseph Stinchcomb at Saint Leo in Oxford, Mississippi (he picks the Last Word, a pre-Prohibition-era cocktail that's now a cult favorite), and Natasha David at Nitecap in New York City (she would be sipping an extra-salty Margarita). The resulting interviews and essays reveal a personal portrait of some of the country's top bartenders and their favorite drinks, while over 40 cocktail recipes and stunning photography make this a keepsake for barflies and cocktail enthusiasts of all stripes.

7:30pm Brad Thomas Parsons: Last Call (W/ + David Lebovitz)

Everyone knows the parlor game question asked of every chef and food personality in countless interviews: What is the last meal you'd want to eat before you die? But what does it look like when you pose the question to bartenders? In Last Call, James Beard Award-winning author Brad Thomas Parsons gathers the intriguing responses from a diverse range of bartenders around the country, including Guido Martelli at the Palizzi Social Club in Philadelphia (he chooses an extra-dry Martini), Joseph Stinchcomb at Saint Leo in Oxford, Mississippi (he picks the Last Word, a pre-Prohibition-era cocktail that's now a cult favorite), and Natasha David at Nitecap in New York City (she would be sipping an extra-salty Margarita). The resulting interviews and essays reveal a personal portrait of some of the country's top bartenders and their favorite drinks, while over 40 cocktail recipes and stunning photography make this a keepsake for barflies and cocktail enthusiasts of all stripes.

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Girls Write Now pairs professional writers with underserved young women to help them discover the power of their own voices. GWN is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls.

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National Book Foundation

The National Book Foundation seeks to celebrate the best of American literature. The NBF holds the National Book Awards - past winners include Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, and Rachel Carson.

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Irish Arts Center

Founded in 1972, the Irish Arts Center (IAC) projects a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America through performances, exhibitions, and education.

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Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Providing for an underserved community, Callen-Lorde specializes in health care for the city's LGBTQ community and was named in honor of advocates Michael Callen and Audre Lorde. Since the days of Stonewall, this community health center has been providing low-cost care that is affordable and accessible in a welcoming safe space.

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ART21

ART21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time.

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Louis Armstrong House Museum

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is the work of advocates who preserved the home of jazz legend Louis Armstrong in Corona, Queens, where he lived in his heyday. This house, which he shared with his wife Lucille, is now a cultural center and historic landmark, vibrant with concerts, tours, lectures, film screenings and more, and is alive with the spirit of Satchmo.

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Children's Museum of the Arts

At the Children's Museum of the Arts, young artists ages 10 months-15 years can see, make, and share art. CMA launches several large-scale art exhibitions every year that feature both established artists and children's work.

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Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations, founded by philanthropist George Soros, work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies that are accountable and open to the participation of all people. The Foundations fund a range of programs around the world.

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Jungles in Paris

Jungles in Paris uses documentary film to bring you to every corner of the globe in search of some of the world's most beautiful places. Jungles in Paris believes that enlightenment can be found everywhere, from mountains and seas to sidewalks.

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Union Settlement

Union Settlement provides social services for the vibrant community of East Harlem, a neighborhood that struggles to find basic resources that many in the city take for granted.

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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is an NYC-based NGO that promotes human rights and justice and defends the rights of people worldwide. HRW achieves change by partnering with local organizations, lobbying the press, making recommendations to governments, and more.

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CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings offer short, free talks to the creative community one Friday each month over breakfast. It's a great way to meet like-minded people and engage with subjects like technology and design.

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Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) works to conserve millions of square miles around the world, with nearly 500 projects in 65 countries. The WCS operates the Central Park Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium.

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National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the USA's leading organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease. Kidney disease can be detected from a simple test. 73 million Americans are currently at risk.

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Urban Arts Partnership

Urban Arts Partnership seeks to foster a love of arts in public school students through arts education. The organization aims to broaden students' horizons and inspire them to think critically by connecting them with advising artists.

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Orbis International

Orbis aims to transform lives through quality eye healthcare so that no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired. Through training, research and advocacy, Orbis works to strengthen local eye care institutions, train eye care professionals and more.

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Strand Books

Strand Books is an independent bookstore featuring 'over 18 miles of books.' The Strand's Rare Book Room hosts a rotating array of manuscripts, all on floors dating back to 1901.

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