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Saturday February 1, 2020 Feb 1, 2020
1:00pm Family Day: Moon Over Manhattan! Celebrate Lunar New Year 2020 Asia Society

Celebrate the Year of the Rat! Asia Society rings in the Year of the Rat with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Activities will include a Lion Dance and kung fu demonstration, musical performances, and more.

Please note: we will hold two performances of the lion dance this year. Please indicate at the check in if you would like to attend the early or late show. 

1:00pm Family Day: Moon Over Manhattan! Celebrate Lunar New Year 2020

Celebrate the Year of the Rat! Asia Society rings in the Year of the Rat with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Activities will include a Lion Dance and kung fu demonstration, musical performances, and more.

Please note: we will hold two performances of the lion dance this year. Please indicate at the check in if you would like to attend the early or late show. 

3:00pm The 15th Annual HMI Awards Ball - JUMANJI Hetrick-Martin Institute

The 15th Annual HMI Awards Ball – JUMANJI

Saturday, February 1st, 2020
New York University – Kimmel Center – 4th Floor
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Doors Open at 3:00PM SHARP
LSS Starts at 4:00PM

Click the link to the right for more information.

3:00pm The 15th Annual HMI Awards Ball - JUMANJI

The 15th Annual HMI Awards Ball – JUMANJI

Saturday, February 1st, 2020
New York University – Kimmel Center – 4th Floor
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Doors Open at 3:00PM SHARP
LSS Starts at 4:00PM

Click the link to the right for more information.

Monday February 3, 2020 Feb 3, 2020
7:00pm Margaret Kimberley -- Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents Strand Books

Prejudential is a concise, authoritative exploration of America's relationship with race and black Americans through the lens of the presidents who are elected to represent and govern all of its people.

Throughout the history of the United States, numerous presidents have been remembered as slaveholders, bigots and inciters of racial violence, but were others generally regarded as more sympathetic to the plight and interests of black Americans—such as Lincoln, FDR and Clinton—really much better? And what of all the presidents whose interactions with and impacts on the lives of black America are hardly considered at all? Over the course of 45 chapters—one for each president—Kimberley examines the condition of black America through the attitudes and actions of the highest elected official in the country.

This is not meant to be a definitive examination of the topic but rather an informative and engaging guide that illustrates the merits and especially the shortcomings of even those presidents considered more progressive than their contemporaries on race issues. By casting sunlight on an aspect of American history that is largely overlooked, Prejudential aims to increase awareness in a manner that will facilitate discussion and understanding.

In the 3rd floor Rare Book Room Margaret Kimberley will be joined by Dr. Crystal Marie Fleming for a discussion on Prejudential.

7:00pm Margaret Kimberley -- Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents

Prejudential is a concise, authoritative exploration of America's relationship with race and black Americans through the lens of the presidents who are elected to represent and govern all of its people.

Throughout the history of the United States, numerous presidents have been remembered as slaveholders, bigots and inciters of racial violence, but were others generally regarded as more sympathetic to the plight and interests of black Americans—such as Lincoln, FDR and Clinton—really much better? And what of all the presidents whose interactions with and impacts on the lives of black America are hardly considered at all? Over the course of 45 chapters—one for each president—Kimberley examines the condition of black America through the attitudes and actions of the highest elected official in the country.

This is not meant to be a definitive examination of the topic but rather an informative and engaging guide that illustrates the merits and especially the shortcomings of even those presidents considered more progressive than their contemporaries on race issues. By casting sunlight on an aspect of American history that is largely overlooked, Prejudential aims to increase awareness in a manner that will facilitate discussion and understanding.

In the 3rd floor Rare Book Room Margaret Kimberley will be joined by Dr. Crystal Marie Fleming for a discussion on Prejudential.

Thursday February 6, 2020 Feb 6, 2020
6:30pm Game Night - Lawyers Connect New York City Bar Association

Game Night - Lawyers Connect

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

#lawyersconnect #NYCBarGameNight

Program Fee:
$20 for Members | $45 for Nonmembers

Description:
Are you ready for some fun and networking at Game Night at the City Bar?  Back by popular demand! You’ll enjoy great food, drinks, and all kinds of board game excitement.  Play classic games while you make new connections at Game Night!  Come alone, or you can register with a group as a team.

6:30pm Game Night - Lawyers Connect

Game Night - Lawyers Connect

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

#lawyersconnect #NYCBarGameNight

Program Fee:
$20 for Members | $45 for Nonmembers

Description:
Are you ready for some fun and networking at Game Night at the City Bar?  Back by popular demand! You’ll enjoy great food, drinks, and all kinds of board game excitement.  Play classic games while you make new connections at Game Night!  Come alone, or you can register with a group as a team.

Friday February 7, 2020 Feb 7, 2020
11:00am New Exhibition: Measure Your Existence Rubin Museum

The fleeting, impermanent here and now—in all its destruction, regeneration, and intense immediacy—is the ultimate reality. The exhibition Measure Your Existence questions and expands the Buddhist concept of impermanence through artworks by six contemporary artists who explore duration, survival, memory, fate, history, loss, disappearance, and reappearance.

Visitors are called upon to co-produce, participate, and intimately experience works of art through time-based and durational installations. The exhibition creates ephemeral moments of reflection and meaning, inspiring personal recollection and reminiscence.

Measure Your Existence is organized by guest curator Christine Starkman and produced by the Rubin Museum of Art, featuring artworks by Tehching Hsieh, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Lee Mingwei, Shilpa Gupta, Meiro Koizumi, and Taryn Simon.

11:00am New Exhibition: Measure Your Existence

The fleeting, impermanent here and now—in all its destruction, regeneration, and intense immediacy—is the ultimate reality. The exhibition Measure Your Existence questions and expands the Buddhist concept of impermanence through artworks by six contemporary artists who explore duration, survival, memory, fate, history, loss, disappearance, and reappearance.

Visitors are called upon to co-produce, participate, and intimately experience works of art through time-based and durational installations. The exhibition creates ephemeral moments of reflection and meaning, inspiring personal recollection and reminiscence.

Measure Your Existence is organized by guest curator Christine Starkman and produced by the Rubin Museum of Art, featuring artworks by Tehching Hsieh, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Lee Mingwei, Shilpa Gupta, Meiro Koizumi, and Taryn Simon.

12:00pm Korea-Japan Relations: Looking Back, Looking Forward Korea Society

University of Connecticut History Professor Alexis Dudden explores recent history and possible overtures in Korea-Japan relations in conversation with Korea Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper. Exploring trade and historical disputes, as well as well as Washington’s past and potential involvement, Dudden, author of Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea and the United States, as well as a recent New York Times piece, examines signs of progress, possible offramps and continuing challenges.
 

Korea-Japan Relations: Looking Back, Looking Forward with Alexis Dudden

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020 | 12 PM

The Korea Society
350 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10017

12:00pm Korea-Japan Relations: Looking Back, Looking Forward

University of Connecticut History Professor Alexis Dudden explores recent history and possible overtures in Korea-Japan relations in conversation with Korea Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper. Exploring trade and historical disputes, as well as well as Washington’s past and potential involvement, Dudden, author of Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea and the United States, as well as a recent New York Times piece, examines signs of progress, possible offramps and continuing challenges.
 

Korea-Japan Relations: Looking Back, Looking Forward with Alexis Dudden

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020 | 12 PM

The Korea Society
350 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10017

6:00pm Eyebeam One-on-One: Barbara London in Conversation with Christine Sun Kim Eyebeam

Eyebeam One-on-One: Barbara London in Conversation with Christine Sun Kim

Friday, February 7, 2020

6:30-8pm, doors at 6

ASL interpretation and CART will be provided

Join us on Friday, February 7th for the third in a series of intimate conversations between celebrated curator Barbara London, and artists she has worked with and admired throughout her pioneering career.

For this iteration, London will be in conversation with artist Christine Sun Kim. Together they will dive into Kim’s ongoing artistic investigation of the ways sound operates in society. Among the topics considered will be the politics and possibilities of voice, listening, and language, as well as the role technology plays in how we engage with and visualize sound. The two will discuss a number of Kim’s key projects while considering Musical notation, written language, American Sign Language, and body language as recurrent components of Kim’s witty and engaging work.

6:00pm Eyebeam One-on-One: Barbara London in Conversation with Christine Sun Kim

Eyebeam One-on-One: Barbara London in Conversation with Christine Sun Kim

Friday, February 7, 2020

6:30-8pm, doors at 6

ASL interpretation and CART will be provided

Join us on Friday, February 7th for the third in a series of intimate conversations between celebrated curator Barbara London, and artists she has worked with and admired throughout her pioneering career.

For this iteration, London will be in conversation with artist Christine Sun Kim. Together they will dive into Kim’s ongoing artistic investigation of the ways sound operates in society. Among the topics considered will be the politics and possibilities of voice, listening, and language, as well as the role technology plays in how we engage with and visualize sound. The two will discuss a number of Kim’s key projects while considering Musical notation, written language, American Sign Language, and body language as recurrent components of Kim’s witty and engaging work.

Saturday February 8, 2020 Feb 8, 2020
1:30pm Winter Skating Party Figure Skating in Harlem

This festive event gathers over a thousand families, friends, community supporters and local businesses for a fun-filled day of ice skating, delicious treats, exciting raffle prizes, music and more!

Can't make it to event but would still like to contribute...you can donate at https://figureskatinginharlem.org/donate. All proceeds go towards the enrichment of FSH Girls!

1:30pm Winter Skating Party

This festive event gathers over a thousand families, friends, community supporters and local businesses for a fun-filled day of ice skating, delicious treats, exciting raffle prizes, music and more!

Can't make it to event but would still like to contribute...you can donate at https://figureskatinginharlem.org/donate. All proceeds go towards the enrichment of FSH Girls!

2:30pm PPGNY x Mile High Planned Parenthood of Greater New York

Come join PPGNY at a Dash 28 class at the NoMad location of Mile High Run Club! All proceeds help Planned Parenthood of Greater New York fulfill its vital mission of offering reproductive health care, comprehensive sex education, and advocacy to the thousands of people who turn to our health centers across the state. 

2:30pm PPGNY x Mile High

Come join PPGNY at a Dash 28 class at the NoMad location of Mile High Run Club! All proceeds help Planned Parenthood of Greater New York fulfill its vital mission of offering reproductive health care, comprehensive sex education, and advocacy to the thousands of people who turn to our health centers across the state. 

9:00pm MASQ LGBT Center

The premier event of the year hosted by The Center’s Young Leaders, MASQ blends sophisticated dress, mysterious masks and striking performances into an evening of splendor and intrigue. Funds raised by this one-of a kind evening help The Center to provide its vital programs and services, designed to empower our evolving LGBTQ community.

Before club kids and before bottle service, artists and future 80s icons were showing up as regulars in dark boxes filled with smoky lights and crowded bars, setting aside the boundaries of gender in unique self-expressions of identity. Revel in the scene as it used to be in New York City at MASQ 2020 and discover who we really are behind the masks we wear. Music by DJ BBARI. Tickets start at $99. Cocktails courtesy of Tito’s Vodka.

9:00pm MASQ

The premier event of the year hosted by The Center’s Young Leaders, MASQ blends sophisticated dress, mysterious masks and striking performances into an evening of splendor and intrigue. Funds raised by this one-of a kind evening help The Center to provide its vital programs and services, designed to empower our evolving LGBTQ community.

Before club kids and before bottle service, artists and future 80s icons were showing up as regulars in dark boxes filled with smoky lights and crowded bars, setting aside the boundaries of gender in unique self-expressions of identity. Revel in the scene as it used to be in New York City at MASQ 2020 and discover who we really are behind the masks we wear. Music by DJ BBARI. Tickets start at $99. Cocktails courtesy of Tito’s Vodka.

Sunday February 9, 2020 Feb 9, 2020
10:00am Indonesian Cultural Festival Children's Museum of the Arts

Join us Sunday, February 9 for a celebration of Indonesian culture! CMA is partnering with Gamelan Dharma Swara to present performances and interactive workshops inspired by Indonesia. Story Time takes place at 1 pm featuring books by Indonesian authors read by Kristy Raffensberger of Hudson Public Library. Interactive performances and workshops with Gamelan Dharma Swara will take place at 12 pm and 2 pm. Founded in 2000, Gamelan Dharma Swara is one of the leading Balinese gamelan music and dance groups in the United States!

Click the link to the right for information on the workshops.

10:00am Indonesian Cultural Festival

Join us Sunday, February 9 for a celebration of Indonesian culture! CMA is partnering with Gamelan Dharma Swara to present performances and interactive workshops inspired by Indonesia. Story Time takes place at 1 pm featuring books by Indonesian authors read by Kristy Raffensberger of Hudson Public Library. Interactive performances and workshops with Gamelan Dharma Swara will take place at 12 pm and 2 pm. Founded in 2000, Gamelan Dharma Swara is one of the leading Balinese gamelan music and dance groups in the United States!

Click the link to the right for information on the workshops.

Monday February 10, 2020 Feb 10, 2020
11:00am Pop Up Market Union Settlement

The Mount Sinai Hospital Diversity Council, in partnership with Union Settlement, Buy Local East Harlem and New York Academy of Medicine, invites you to the 'Pop Up Market'.

Local vendors, including food for purchase.

When: Monday, February 10, 2020
Where: Annenberg West Lobby, 1468 Madison Avenue
Time: 11AM - 2 PM

11:00am Pop Up Market

The Mount Sinai Hospital Diversity Council, in partnership with Union Settlement, Buy Local East Harlem and New York Academy of Medicine, invites you to the 'Pop Up Market'.

Local vendors, including food for purchase.

When: Monday, February 10, 2020
Where: Annenberg West Lobby, 1468 Madison Avenue
Time: 11AM - 2 PM

2:30pm Update on Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Webinar Lymphoma Research Foundation

Venue - This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration (click the link on the right)

Presenter - Neha Mehta-Shah, MD

Description - 

  • Overview of PTCL

  • Current Treatment Options

  • New and Emerging Treatment Approaches

  • Clinical Trial Updates

  • Coping with Symptoms and Treatment Side Effects

  • Quality-of-Life Concerns

  • Questions & Answers

Dr. Neha Mehta-Shah is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine and specializes in Lymphoma. She received her MD from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Mehta-Shah completed residency training in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she was selected as Chief Resident. She then completed fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Mehta-Shah’s primary focus is the development of novel therapies for rare lymphomas including T-cell lymphomas and biomarkers to help predict response or resistance to therapy. She is the PI on several investigator initiated clinical trials in lymphoma, and extramural and intramural grants. She serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for T-cell lymphoma. She also has an interest in medical education and is a core faculty member of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program.

2:30pm Update on Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Webinar

Venue - This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration (click the link on the right)

Presenter - Neha Mehta-Shah, MD

Description - 

  • Overview of PTCL

  • Current Treatment Options

  • New and Emerging Treatment Approaches

  • Clinical Trial Updates

  • Coping with Symptoms and Treatment Side Effects

  • Quality-of-Life Concerns

  • Questions & Answers

Dr. Neha Mehta-Shah is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine and specializes in Lymphoma. She received her MD from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Mehta-Shah completed residency training in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she was selected as Chief Resident. She then completed fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Mehta-Shah’s primary focus is the development of novel therapies for rare lymphomas including T-cell lymphomas and biomarkers to help predict response or resistance to therapy. She is the PI on several investigator initiated clinical trials in lymphoma, and extramural and intramural grants. She serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for T-cell lymphoma. She also has an interest in medical education and is a core faculty member of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program.

Tuesday February 11, 2020 Feb 11, 2020
6:00pm Members' Opening: The Art of Impermanence Asia Society

As part of the members' opening reception and activities, Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Senior Curator of Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society and curator of “The Art of Impermanence” will examine themes drawn from the exhibition. 

Reception: 6:00–8:00pm 

Lecture: The Art of Impermanence: 6:30–7:30pm 

Galleries open until 9:00pm 

Docent-led tours at 6:00, 6:45, and 7:45pm

Adriana Proser is John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society. Over the last fifteen years, she has organized and co-organized more than forty exhibitions featuring diverse works from all over Asia. At Asia Society, Dr. Proser has served as Asia Society’s in-house and cocurator for such exhibitions as “Designed for Pleasure: The World of Edo Japan in Prints and Paintings, 1680–1860, “Buddhist Arts of Myanmar,” and “Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan.” Her publications include Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art (Asia Society Museum and Yale University Press, 2010), for which she served as editor, contributor, as well as exhibition curator. Prior to joining Asia Society Museum, Proser was Assistant Curator of East Asian Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she worked on many exhibitions, including “The Arts of Hon’ami Koetsu, Japanese Renaissance Master.” She holds a PhD. in Chinese art and archaeology from Columbia University.

Free for members. No registration required. Tickets are distributed at the front desk from 6 p.m. onwards on a first-come, first-served basis. 

6:00pm Members' Opening: The Art of Impermanence

As part of the members' opening reception and activities, Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Senior Curator of Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society and curator of “The Art of Impermanence” will examine themes drawn from the exhibition. 

Reception: 6:00–8:00pm 

Lecture: The Art of Impermanence: 6:30–7:30pm 

Galleries open until 9:00pm 

Docent-led tours at 6:00, 6:45, and 7:45pm

Adriana Proser is John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society. Over the last fifteen years, she has organized and co-organized more than forty exhibitions featuring diverse works from all over Asia. At Asia Society, Dr. Proser has served as Asia Society’s in-house and cocurator for such exhibitions as “Designed for Pleasure: The World of Edo Japan in Prints and Paintings, 1680–1860, “Buddhist Arts of Myanmar,” and “Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan.” Her publications include Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art (Asia Society Museum and Yale University Press, 2010), for which she served as editor, contributor, as well as exhibition curator. Prior to joining Asia Society Museum, Proser was Assistant Curator of East Asian Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she worked on many exhibitions, including “The Arts of Hon’ami Koetsu, Japanese Renaissance Master.” She holds a PhD. in Chinese art and archaeology from Columbia University.

Free for members. No registration required. Tickets are distributed at the front desk from 6 p.m. onwards on a first-come, first-served basis. 

6:30pm Winter [Basket] Ball Museum of the City of New York

Drink and dine under the breathtaking Starlight chandelier, and dance the night away at our Post Game party all in celebration of the game of basketball and the players who have shaped it.

The Museum is honored to be presenting the inaugural Gotham Icon Award to KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR and OWEN D. THOMAS. The Gotham Icon Award celebrates individuals who have paved the way for the next generation in their respective industry.

Guests will enjoy a sneak peek of the Museum's blockbuster exhibition, City/Game: Basketball in New York.

The Museum of the City of New York's annual winter event is a celebration of the past year and a welcoming of the new year. This evening of dinner and dancing raises funds for the Museum's exhibitions, public programs, and education programs that serve over 50,000 students and teachers.

6:30 pm     Cocktails & Awards
8:00 pm     Dinner
9:30 pm     Post Game Party 

Cocktail Attire

6:30pm Winter [Basket] Ball

Drink and dine under the breathtaking Starlight chandelier, and dance the night away at our Post Game party all in celebration of the game of basketball and the players who have shaped it.

The Museum is honored to be presenting the inaugural Gotham Icon Award to KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR and OWEN D. THOMAS. The Gotham Icon Award celebrates individuals who have paved the way for the next generation in their respective industry.

Guests will enjoy a sneak peek of the Museum's blockbuster exhibition, City/Game: Basketball in New York.

The Museum of the City of New York's annual winter event is a celebration of the past year and a welcoming of the new year. This evening of dinner and dancing raises funds for the Museum's exhibitions, public programs, and education programs that serve over 50,000 students and teachers.

6:30 pm     Cocktails & Awards
8:00 pm     Dinner
9:30 pm     Post Game Party 

Cocktail Attire

Wednesday February 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020
4:00pm Future February Mouse

Don’t you wish you could design what the future will look like? Well, you can at Future February, the first event of 2020 at the Mouse Creative Computing Lab. Join us Wednesday, February 12th from 4:00pm-6:00pm to design and imagine the technologies that will define the future through experiment and play.

FUTURE FEBRUARY // Wednesday, Feb. 12, 4pm-6pm
Who: Middle & High school students (Ages 13+)
What: Imagine the technologies that will define the future by experimenting with several cutting edge technologies.
Where: The Mouse Creative Computing Lab
55 Broad St, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10004

For questions, reach out to alex@mouse.org

 

 

4:00pm Future February

Don’t you wish you could design what the future will look like? Well, you can at Future February, the first event of 2020 at the Mouse Creative Computing Lab. Join us Wednesday, February 12th from 4:00pm-6:00pm to design and imagine the technologies that will define the future through experiment and play.

FUTURE FEBRUARY // Wednesday, Feb. 12, 4pm-6pm
Who: Middle & High school students (Ages 13+)
What: Imagine the technologies that will define the future by experimenting with several cutting edge technologies.
Where: The Mouse Creative Computing Lab
55 Broad St, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10004

For questions, reach out to alex@mouse.org

 

 

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: Mitchell S. Jackson with Imani Perry 3 Generations

2018 PEN Writing for Justice Fellow and bestselling author Mitchell S. Jackson commemorates the paperback release of his wholly original hybrid nonfiction debut, Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family. This critically acclaimed memoir underscores Jackson’s intimate and compelling prose, and is accompanied by historical documents, photographs, and short narratives, as he explores sex and masculinity, race and class, and family and community. Following a reading, he will be joined in conversation with distinguished scholar and winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography award Imani Perry (Breathe: Letters to My Sons) to discuss his inspiration, the possibilities of the memoir as a genre, and how to survive in contemporary America.”

Presented in collaboration with PEN America.

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: Mitchell S. Jackson with Imani Perry

2018 PEN Writing for Justice Fellow and bestselling author Mitchell S. Jackson commemorates the paperback release of his wholly original hybrid nonfiction debut, Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family. This critically acclaimed memoir underscores Jackson’s intimate and compelling prose, and is accompanied by historical documents, photographs, and short narratives, as he explores sex and masculinity, race and class, and family and community. Following a reading, he will be joined in conversation with distinguished scholar and winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography award Imani Perry (Breathe: Letters to My Sons) to discuss his inspiration, the possibilities of the memoir as a genre, and how to survive in contemporary America.”

Presented in collaboration with PEN America.

Thursday February 13, 2020 Feb 13, 2020
2:00pm Real Sex Talk with Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood of Greater New York

We’ll describe the relationship between consent, safer sex, and sexual pleasure, examine the role communication plays in sexual relationships, and explore healthy messages and tips related to communicating positively about sexuality and pleasure with your partners! All are welcome.

100% of ticket sales from this event will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

*free ticket purchases guarantee entry, but not seating.

2:00pm Real Sex Talk with Planned Parenthood

We’ll describe the relationship between consent, safer sex, and sexual pleasure, examine the role communication plays in sexual relationships, and explore healthy messages and tips related to communicating positively about sexuality and pleasure with your partners! All are welcome.

100% of ticket sales from this event will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

*free ticket purchases guarantee entry, but not seating.

Friday February 14, 2020 Feb 14, 2020
7:00pm Center Youth Valentine’s Day Dance LGBT Center

Spend Valentine’s Day with us during this festive night of gender-bending, dancing, dropping it low and making new friends, all while simply loving who you are. The most wonderful love is the love we have for ourselves—celebrate with us!

7:00pm Center Youth Valentine’s Day Dance

Spend Valentine’s Day with us during this festive night of gender-bending, dancing, dropping it low and making new friends, all while simply loving who you are. The most wonderful love is the love we have for ourselves—celebrate with us!

Tuesday February 18, 2020 Feb 18, 2020
5:30pm Mouse Conversation Series Mouse

Beginning this February, Mouse will unveil a series of conversations designed to draw attention to the persistent lack of diversity in STEM and technology fields. These events will be attended by high-level individuals from industry, academia, government and education sectors.

The first event in this series is chaired by Lola Banjo, Strategy and Innovation Partner at Salesforce and will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 5:30PM at Xandr (28 W. 23rd St., 2nd floor).

Guests will hear from experts from education and corporate sectors during a panel entitled “Confronting tech’s diversity gaps from K-12 to corporate."

Click the button on the right to learn more and register.

5:30pm Mouse Conversation Series

Beginning this February, Mouse will unveil a series of conversations designed to draw attention to the persistent lack of diversity in STEM and technology fields. These events will be attended by high-level individuals from industry, academia, government and education sectors.

The first event in this series is chaired by Lola Banjo, Strategy and Innovation Partner at Salesforce and will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 5:30PM at Xandr (28 W. 23rd St., 2nd floor).

Guests will hear from experts from education and corporate sectors during a panel entitled “Confronting tech’s diversity gaps from K-12 to corporate."

Click the button on the right to learn more and register.

Wednesday February 19, 2020 Feb 19, 2020
4:30pm OAR Book Talk: Immigration Policy in the Age of Punishment John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Click the button to the right for more information.

4:30pm OAR Book Talk: Immigration Policy in the Age of Punishment

Click the button to the right for more information.

6:00pm How to Become an Assistant United States Attorney New York City Bar Association

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Program Fee: 
Free for Members | $15 Non-Members

Description: 
Panel discussion about the qualifications for and application process to become an
Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and
the District of New Jersey. Special emphasis on discussion of diversity efforts and
recruiting for these positions. Panelists will discuss the structure of the office in their
District, the types of cases that attorneys generally get to work on, the "career path"
available, the qualifications sought for the position of Assistant United States Attorney and
the basics of applying to the office in each District. Additionally, panelists will share information regarding their individual professional trajectories as well. 

Panelists:
Neil Corwin, Executive Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

Dara Govan, Assistant United States Attorney Chief of the Government Frauds Unit
United States Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

Richard Ramsay, Assistant United States Attorney Appeals Division 
United States Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey 

Sponsoring Association Committees:
Minorities in the Courts Committee,  Christine Rodriguez, Chair

6:00pm How to Become an Assistant United States Attorney

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Program Fee: 
Free for Members | $15 Non-Members

Description: 
Panel discussion about the qualifications for and application process to become an
Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and
the District of New Jersey. Special emphasis on discussion of diversity efforts and
recruiting for these positions. Panelists will discuss the structure of the office in their
District, the types of cases that attorneys generally get to work on, the "career path"
available, the qualifications sought for the position of Assistant United States Attorney and
the basics of applying to the office in each District. Additionally, panelists will share information regarding their individual professional trajectories as well. 

Panelists:
Neil Corwin, Executive Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

Dara Govan, Assistant United States Attorney Chief of the Government Frauds Unit
United States Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

Richard Ramsay, Assistant United States Attorney Appeals Division 
United States Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey 

Sponsoring Association Committees:
Minorities in the Courts Committee,  Christine Rodriguez, Chair

7:00pm Shrines with NOIA live at National Sawdust Irish Arts Center

Wednesday 19 February
7pm doors • 8pm show

Irish Arts Center presents:
SHRINES with NOIA
 

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Brooklyn-based singer Shrines (Carrie Erving) has drawn comparisons to Sylvan Esso, Björk, and Sinead O’Connor. In this co-presentation of the Irish Arts Center and National Sawdust, she performs reimagined Irish traditional sean-nós songs and original compositions from her debut EP Release and new album Our Ship Is Ready, mixing dance and visual design elements with ethereal vocals, string arrangements, synth drones, and electronic flourishes.

Catalan singer/producer NOIA (Gisela Fullà-Silvestre), whose music combines traditional Spanish melodies and vivid electronic textures, opens the evening. Her sound reflects her many musical and cultural influences, including dancehall and tropicalia radio, soul, and cinematic soundscapes.

7:00pm Shrines with NOIA live at National Sawdust

Wednesday 19 February
7pm doors • 8pm show

Irish Arts Center presents:
SHRINES with NOIA
 

ABOUT 

Brooklyn-based singer Shrines (Carrie Erving) has drawn comparisons to Sylvan Esso, Björk, and Sinead O’Connor. In this co-presentation of the Irish Arts Center and National Sawdust, she performs reimagined Irish traditional sean-nós songs and original compositions from her debut EP Release and new album Our Ship Is Ready, mixing dance and visual design elements with ethereal vocals, string arrangements, synth drones, and electronic flourishes.

Catalan singer/producer NOIA (Gisela Fullà-Silvestre), whose music combines traditional Spanish melodies and vivid electronic textures, opens the evening. Her sound reflects her many musical and cultural influences, including dancehall and tropicalia radio, soul, and cinematic soundscapes.

Thursday February 20, 2020 Feb 20, 2020
11:00am Design Your Own Museum Museum of the City of New York

Discover the museums, theaters, zoos, and gardens that are a part of New York’s Cultural Institutions Group and learn how they have impacted the cultural landscape of the city. Create your own new cultural space in a hands-on art activity.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and free for Members, geared to families with children ages 6–12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together. 

Free with Museum admission. Registration suggested, but not required.

Accessibility: Our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or info@mcny.org with any questions.

11:00am Design Your Own Museum

Discover the museums, theaters, zoos, and gardens that are a part of New York’s Cultural Institutions Group and learn how they have impacted the cultural landscape of the city. Create your own new cultural space in a hands-on art activity.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and free for Members, geared to families with children ages 6–12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together. 

Free with Museum admission. Registration suggested, but not required.

Accessibility: Our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or info@mcny.org with any questions.

6:00pm Art Start Portrait Project See Me Because: Opening Reception 2020 Art Start

The Art Start Family Portrait Project is a multimedia exhibition portraying the complex narratives of young people of color, asking the world to see them as they choose to be seen. Through imaginative portraits and story-telling, participants explore personal identity and envision their lives beyond circumstance and stereotype.

The Art Start Portrait Project challenges the belief that the future will simply be a continuation of the past, or that stereotypes, statistics, and circumstance determine our youths' existence. We believe that each individual has an autonomous and creative spirit which is inherently healing and liberating. With the freedom to design and re-imagine oneself, the courage to believe, and access to the resources to create, we can profoundly transform how we identify and how we interact with our lives, futures, and each other.

Exhibition runs from February 20-29. Daily schedule to be included soon. If you're unable to make it and would like to donate, you can do so here.

Date And Time


6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Location

West Chelsea Arts Building
526 W. 26th St, 10th Floor
Studio 1019
New York, New York 10001

6:00pm Art Start Portrait Project See Me Because: Opening Reception 2020

The Art Start Family Portrait Project is a multimedia exhibition portraying the complex narratives of young people of color, asking the world to see them as they choose to be seen. Through imaginative portraits and story-telling, participants explore personal identity and envision their lives beyond circumstance and stereotype.

The Art Start Portrait Project challenges the belief that the future will simply be a continuation of the past, or that stereotypes, statistics, and circumstance determine our youths' existence. We believe that each individual has an autonomous and creative spirit which is inherently healing and liberating. With the freedom to design and re-imagine oneself, the courage to believe, and access to the resources to create, we can profoundly transform how we identify and how we interact with our lives, futures, and each other.

Exhibition runs from February 20-29. Daily schedule to be included soon. If you're unable to make it and would like to donate, you can do so here.

Date And Time


6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Location

West Chelsea Arts Building
526 W. 26th St, 10th Floor
Studio 1019
New York, New York 10001

6:00pm Answers to Ethics Questions You Were Afraid to Ask New York City Bar Association
Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prefer to attend the live webcast? Please CLICK HERE.

Program Fee:
Live Program: $229 for Members | $329 for Nonmembers
Small Law Firm: $119 for Members
Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers, In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

Attorneys from firms sponsoring the 2020 Professional Development Workshop Series can attend this program for free. 

CLE Credits:
New York: 3.0 Ethics
New Jersey: 3.2 Professional Responsibility
California: 3.0 Professional Responsibility
Pennsylvania: 2.5 Professional Responsibility
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys

Description:
Lawyers face ethical dilemmas on a regular basis as the practice of law and our ethical and professional responsibility obligations become ever more complex.  Join us as we explore how recent opinions of courts, ethics committees, and commentators have addressed difficult questions relevant to lawyers.  Topics will include:  When can you represent multiple clients?  What to do when your client wants its files back?  Do you have to have a brick-and-mortar office? When can you pay a client’s expenses? What are the ground rules for providing non-legal services? What are the latest conflict issues? And many more. The panel will welcome questions and comments from the audience.

Click Here to View Program Agenda & Faculty

Program Chair:
Janis M. Meyer, Clyde & Co US LLP

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Professional Ethics, Tyler Maulsby, Chair

6:00pm Answers to Ethics Questions You Were Afraid to Ask
Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prefer to attend the live webcast? Please CLICK HERE.

Program Fee:
Live Program: $229 for Members | $329 for Nonmembers
Small Law Firm: $119 for Members
Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers, In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

Attorneys from firms sponsoring the 2020 Professional Development Workshop Series can attend this program for free. 

CLE Credits:
New York: 3.0 Ethics
New Jersey: 3.2 Professional Responsibility
California: 3.0 Professional Responsibility
Pennsylvania: 2.5 Professional Responsibility
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys

Description:
Lawyers face ethical dilemmas on a regular basis as the practice of law and our ethical and professional responsibility obligations become ever more complex.  Join us as we explore how recent opinions of courts, ethics committees, and commentators have addressed difficult questions relevant to lawyers.  Topics will include:  When can you represent multiple clients?  What to do when your client wants its files back?  Do you have to have a brick-and-mortar office? When can you pay a client’s expenses? What are the ground rules for providing non-legal services? What are the latest conflict issues? And many more. The panel will welcome questions and comments from the audience.

Click Here to View Program Agenda & Faculty

Program Chair:
Janis M. Meyer, Clyde & Co US LLP

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Professional Ethics, Tyler Maulsby, Chair

Monday February 24, 2020 Feb 24, 2020
5:30pm Brooklyn Poetry Slam Writing Workshop BRIC

The Brooklyn Poetry Slam Writing Workshop is designed to investigate how our experiences can inform our poetry. Focusing on imagery and new ways in which we study contemporary poetry, this workshop will bloom new writing in an effort to create an urgent dialogue using our memories as limbs with their own language. The workshop consists of five components: analysis, discussion, writing & editing. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to share your work during the open mic afrer the Brooklyn Poetry Slam directly following the workshop. 

Led by CJ Parker and Lindsay Young. 

RSVPS for this writing workshop will open Monday, February 13, 2020. 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Class size is limited. When capacity is reached, a waitlist will be opened. 
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to start promptly at 5:30PM.
  • Come with your favorite notebook and pen! 
5:30pm Brooklyn Poetry Slam Writing Workshop

The Brooklyn Poetry Slam Writing Workshop is designed to investigate how our experiences can inform our poetry. Focusing on imagery and new ways in which we study contemporary poetry, this workshop will bloom new writing in an effort to create an urgent dialogue using our memories as limbs with their own language. The workshop consists of five components: analysis, discussion, writing & editing. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to share your work during the open mic afrer the Brooklyn Poetry Slam directly following the workshop. 

Led by CJ Parker and Lindsay Young. 

RSVPS for this writing workshop will open Monday, February 13, 2020. 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Class size is limited. When capacity is reached, a waitlist will be opened. 
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to start promptly at 5:30PM.
  • Come with your favorite notebook and pen! 
7:00pm Zora Neale Hurston Panel Strand Books

Join us in the Rare Book Room for a panel discussion celebrating the inimitable Zora Neale Hurston and her enduring impact on literature. The panel will be moderated by Rachel Cargle and feature Mahogany L. Browne, Morgan Jerkins and Jamia Wilson. We’ll also be celebrating two new releases of Zora Neale Hurston’s works - I Love Myself When I am Laughing & Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick.

I Love Myself When I am Laughing is a Feminist Press classic, reissued 40 years later and edited with a new note by writer and activist Alice Walker and an introduction by Mary Helen Washington. During her lifetime, Zora Neale Hurston was praised for her writing but condemned for her independence and audacity. Her work fell into obscurity until the 1970s, when Alice Walker rediscovered Hurston’s unmarked grave and anthologized her writing, establishing her as an intellectual leader for future generations of black writers. A testament to the power and breadth of Hurston’s oeuvre, the newest edition of this enduring text remains as vital as ever for readers today.

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston’s “lost” Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives. These stories challenge conceptions of Hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humor, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston’s world. All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer’s voice and her contributions to America’s literary traditions.

7:00pm Zora Neale Hurston Panel

Join us in the Rare Book Room for a panel discussion celebrating the inimitable Zora Neale Hurston and her enduring impact on literature. The panel will be moderated by Rachel Cargle and feature Mahogany L. Browne, Morgan Jerkins and Jamia Wilson. We’ll also be celebrating two new releases of Zora Neale Hurston’s works - I Love Myself When I am Laughing & Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick.

I Love Myself When I am Laughing is a Feminist Press classic, reissued 40 years later and edited with a new note by writer and activist Alice Walker and an introduction by Mary Helen Washington. During her lifetime, Zora Neale Hurston was praised for her writing but condemned for her independence and audacity. Her work fell into obscurity until the 1970s, when Alice Walker rediscovered Hurston’s unmarked grave and anthologized her writing, establishing her as an intellectual leader for future generations of black writers. A testament to the power and breadth of Hurston’s oeuvre, the newest edition of this enduring text remains as vital as ever for readers today.

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston’s “lost” Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives. These stories challenge conceptions of Hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humor, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston’s world. All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer’s voice and her contributions to America’s literary traditions.

Tuesday February 25, 2020 Feb 25, 2020
6:30pm The Japan-U.S. Alliance in the Trump Era and Beyond Asia Society

With growing security concerns in the Indo-Pacific region, Japan has been bolstering the capabilities of its Self-Defense Forces (JSDF). Though constitutionally limited, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has successfully expanded the JSDF’s mandate to allow operations for the collective self-defense of Japan and its allies, and the deployment of the JSDF beyond Japan’s immediate vicinity has drawn some controversy both at home and abroad. Japan’s security still depends heavily on its alliance with the U.S. — this past January marked the 60th anniversary of the treaty revised by Prime Minister Abe’s grandfather Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi — but there are concerns over U.S. commitment in the Indo-Pacific region, no doubt due to President Donald Trump’s comments and what seems to be his transactional approach to U.S. foreign policy.

Join us for a discussion with Narushige Michishita and Sheila Smith, on Japan’s evolving security capabilities and the drivers of these changes. Are they being encouraged by the U.S. to participate more broadly in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond, or rather, as critics point out, due to worries over U.S. reliability?

6:30pm The Japan-U.S. Alliance in the Trump Era and Beyond

With growing security concerns in the Indo-Pacific region, Japan has been bolstering the capabilities of its Self-Defense Forces (JSDF). Though constitutionally limited, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has successfully expanded the JSDF’s mandate to allow operations for the collective self-defense of Japan and its allies, and the deployment of the JSDF beyond Japan’s immediate vicinity has drawn some controversy both at home and abroad. Japan’s security still depends heavily on its alliance with the U.S. — this past January marked the 60th anniversary of the treaty revised by Prime Minister Abe’s grandfather Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi — but there are concerns over U.S. commitment in the Indo-Pacific region, no doubt due to President Donald Trump’s comments and what seems to be his transactional approach to U.S. foreign policy.

Join us for a discussion with Narushige Michishita and Sheila Smith, on Japan’s evolving security capabilities and the drivers of these changes. Are they being encouraged by the U.S. to participate more broadly in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond, or rather, as critics point out, due to worries over U.S. reliability?

Wednesday February 26, 2020 Feb 26, 2020
6:00pm Ask The Lawyer - Options For A Loved One In Crisis NAMI-NYC

In serving family members, we often hear questions about what to do when a loved one discontinues mental health treatment, behaves in a way that is harmful to themselves or other people, and/or cannot function in the community without assistance. In some cases there are legal tools that can help families protect and support their loved ones. At this bi-monthly Ask The Expert event, attorneys Jamie A. Rosen and Julie Stoil-Fernandez will discuss Kendra’s Law (also referred to as Assisted Outpatient Treatment or AOT), Mental Hygiene Warrants and adult guardianship.

Join us Wednesday February 26 from 6 to 7:30pm. Location TBD – we will update as soon as we know where this event will be held.

Seats are free but limited. Please RSVP here!

6:00pm Ask The Lawyer - Options For A Loved One In Crisis

In serving family members, we often hear questions about what to do when a loved one discontinues mental health treatment, behaves in a way that is harmful to themselves or other people, and/or cannot function in the community without assistance. In some cases there are legal tools that can help families protect and support their loved ones. At this bi-monthly Ask The Expert event, attorneys Jamie A. Rosen and Julie Stoil-Fernandez will discuss Kendra’s Law (also referred to as Assisted Outpatient Treatment or AOT), Mental Hygiene Warrants and adult guardianship.

Join us Wednesday February 26 from 6 to 7:30pm. Location TBD – we will update as soon as we know where this event will be held.

Seats are free but limited. Please RSVP here!

6:30pm Managing Student Loan Repayment: A Borrower's Guide New York City Bar Association

Student loan repayment has become an overly complicated and unwieldy system, confusing borrowers with too many redundant options and processes. Navigating this terrain is no easy feat. This presentation will breakdown and clarify student loan repayment options, and cover best practices, short and long term planning, and loan forgiveness. Potential policy changes to federal student loan repayment programs, such as Income Driven Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness, will also be discussed. 

Speaker: 
Jon D. Goldberg, Director of Student Finance, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Sponsoring Association Committee: 
New Lawyer Institute, Brian D. Farkas, Chair 

Program Fee:
Students or Alumni of Sponsoring Schools: Free
Members: $15
Non-Members: $35

6:30pm Managing Student Loan Repayment: A Borrower's Guide

Student loan repayment has become an overly complicated and unwieldy system, confusing borrowers with too many redundant options and processes. Navigating this terrain is no easy feat. This presentation will breakdown and clarify student loan repayment options, and cover best practices, short and long term planning, and loan forgiveness. Potential policy changes to federal student loan repayment programs, such as Income Driven Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness, will also be discussed. 

Speaker: 
Jon D. Goldberg, Director of Student Finance, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Sponsoring Association Committee: 
New Lawyer Institute, Brian D. Farkas, Chair 

Program Fee:
Students or Alumni of Sponsoring Schools: Free
Members: $15
Non-Members: $35

Thursday February 27, 2020 Feb 27, 2020
7:00pm Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball Lower Eastside Girls Club

On Thursday, February 27th from 7PM-11PM, the Lower Eastside Girls Club's Angel Alliance Junior Board hosts our Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball! Join us at VNYL (100 3rd Avenue) for a NOLA-inspired night to remember!

The dance floor will be rocking with the latest hits, and the night will include raffle prizes you'll be crossing your fingers to win, a live NOLA-style performance by the Brass Queens, and lots of other Mardi Gras-themed activations and surprises.

Come dressed in your festive golds, glitters, greens, purples, and blacks, to party with a purpose. We'll have funky masks and beads for you to don on the dance floor. 

All proceeds benefit the Lower Eastside Girls Club's free, year-round programs and initiatives, including our New Orleans-based programs and partnerships. 

See you at The VNYL! Laissez LES bons temps rouler! ("Let the good times roll!)

7:00pm Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

On Thursday, February 27th from 7PM-11PM, the Lower Eastside Girls Club's Angel Alliance Junior Board hosts our Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball! Join us at VNYL (100 3rd Avenue) for a NOLA-inspired night to remember!

The dance floor will be rocking with the latest hits, and the night will include raffle prizes you'll be crossing your fingers to win, a live NOLA-style performance by the Brass Queens, and lots of other Mardi Gras-themed activations and surprises.

Come dressed in your festive golds, glitters, greens, purples, and blacks, to party with a purpose. We'll have funky masks and beads for you to don on the dance floor. 

All proceeds benefit the Lower Eastside Girls Club's free, year-round programs and initiatives, including our New Orleans-based programs and partnerships. 

See you at The VNYL! Laissez LES bons temps rouler! ("Let the good times roll!)

Friday February 28, 2020 Feb 28, 2020
6:00pm St. Pat's for All Benefit Concert Irish Arts Center

On Feb 28, IAC once again proudly hosts the annual #StPatsforAll Benefit Concert supporting the inclusive St. Pat's for All Parade (Mar 1 in Queens). Both events celebrate the openness & diversity of NYC's Irish and Irish American communities. 

Click the button for info and tickets.

6:00pm St. Pat's for All Benefit Concert

On Feb 28, IAC once again proudly hosts the annual #StPatsforAll Benefit Concert supporting the inclusive St. Pat's for All Parade (Mar 1 in Queens). Both events celebrate the openness & diversity of NYC's Irish and Irish American communities. 

Click the button for info and tickets.

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