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Thursday April 2, 2020 Apr 2, 2020
6:30pm Center Dinner LGBT Center

Gathering leaders and trendsetters from the LGBTQ community and our allies, Center Dinner raises critical funds to support our life-saving and life-enhancing programs. Over the years, Center Dinner has served as an occasion to recognize members of the LGBTQ community, organizations and our allies for their work and commitment to achieve equality for all. The event brings together nearly 800 supporters of The Center, making the event one of the largest gatherings of the LGBTQ community and its allies in the NYC area.

6:30pm Center Dinner

Gathering leaders and trendsetters from the LGBTQ community and our allies, Center Dinner raises critical funds to support our life-saving and life-enhancing programs. Over the years, Center Dinner has served as an occasion to recognize members of the LGBTQ community, organizations and our allies for their work and commitment to achieve equality for all. The event brings together nearly 800 supporters of The Center, making the event one of the largest gatherings of the LGBTQ community and its allies in the NYC area.

8:00pm [WEBCAST] The Impact of Coronavirus on Southeast Asia's Economy, Political Systems, & Regional Relationships Asia Society

This is the fifth in a series of webcast events by the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) entitled “Coronavirus, Asia, and the World.” Throughout the coming weeks, ASPI will be presenting web-only programs every Tuesday and Thursday to analyze the scope of the ramifications from the novel coronavirus across the Asia-Pacific region and the world. All events will be live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook. For information about future events in this series and for ASPI’s additional coronavirus content see here.

LIVE WEBCAST

Tune in April 2, at 8:00 p.m. New York time for a free live video webcast. Watch Live on YouTube Watch Live on Facebook

Southeast Asia has all the ingredients for large scale transmission of the novel coronavirus COVID 19 – mostly weak public health systems, crowded cities, still deep pockets of poverty, and significant migrant worker flows.  As the virus spreads and regional economies falter, can a humanitarian catastrophe be avoided?

In this edition of the Coronavirus, Asia, and the World webcast, Asia Society Policy Institute Senior Fellow Richard Maude will discuss the course of the pandemic in Southeast Asia. Which countries are managing the pandemic best and why?  What has been the impact on Southeast Asian economies and societies?  How will the pandemic affect geopolitics in Southeast Asia?  What role is there for Southeast Asian regionalism in the fight against the pandemic? Join the Asia Society Policy Institute for this global online conversation. 

8:00pm [WEBCAST] The Impact of Coronavirus on Southeast Asia's Economy, Political Systems, & Regional Relationships

This is the fifth in a series of webcast events by the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) entitled “Coronavirus, Asia, and the World.” Throughout the coming weeks, ASPI will be presenting web-only programs every Tuesday and Thursday to analyze the scope of the ramifications from the novel coronavirus across the Asia-Pacific region and the world. All events will be live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook. For information about future events in this series and for ASPI’s additional coronavirus content see here.

LIVE WEBCAST

Tune in April 2, at 8:00 p.m. New York time for a free live video webcast. Watch Live on YouTube Watch Live on Facebook

Southeast Asia has all the ingredients for large scale transmission of the novel coronavirus COVID 19 – mostly weak public health systems, crowded cities, still deep pockets of poverty, and significant migrant worker flows.  As the virus spreads and regional economies falter, can a humanitarian catastrophe be avoided?

In this edition of the Coronavirus, Asia, and the World webcast, Asia Society Policy Institute Senior Fellow Richard Maude will discuss the course of the pandemic in Southeast Asia. Which countries are managing the pandemic best and why?  What has been the impact on Southeast Asian economies and societies?  How will the pandemic affect geopolitics in Southeast Asia?  What role is there for Southeast Asian regionalism in the fight against the pandemic? Join the Asia Society Policy Institute for this global online conversation. 

Friday April 3, 2020 Apr 3, 2020
10:00am Rising Tide: Art Exhibition Opening Museum of the City of New York

Rising sea levels affect us all. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Rising Tide presents works by Dutch documentary photographer Kadir van Lohuizen that illustrate the dramatic consequences of the climate crisis across the world through photographs, video, drone images, and sound. Experience the effects of rising sea levels in Greenland, Bangladesh, Papua-New Guinea, Kiribati, Fiji, the Netherlands, the U.K., Marshall Islands, Jakarta, Panama, Miami, and our own neighborhoods here in New York.

10:00am Rising Tide: Art Exhibition Opening

Rising sea levels affect us all. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Rising Tide presents works by Dutch documentary photographer Kadir van Lohuizen that illustrate the dramatic consequences of the climate crisis across the world through photographs, video, drone images, and sound. Experience the effects of rising sea levels in Greenland, Bangladesh, Papua-New Guinea, Kiribati, Fiji, the Netherlands, the U.K., Marshall Islands, Jakarta, Panama, Miami, and our own neighborhoods here in New York.

Saturday April 4, 2020 Apr 4, 2020
11:00am Virtual Story Time with Reading Partners Reading Partners

Join us for #VirtualStoryTime for K-2th-grade students from 11-11:30 AM and 3rd-5th graders 11:30AM-12PM Friday, 4/3! This read-aloud is open to all students. They don't have to be enrolled in Reading Partners or live in NY. Please share!

Join 4/3: https://readingpartners.zoom.us/j/5875888782?status=success

11:00am Virtual Story Time with Reading Partners

Join us for #VirtualStoryTime for K-2th-grade students from 11-11:30 AM and 3rd-5th graders 11:30AM-12PM Friday, 4/3! This read-aloud is open to all students. They don't have to be enrolled in Reading Partners or live in NY. Please share!

Join 4/3: https://readingpartners.zoom.us/j/5875888782?status=success

Sunday April 5, 2020 Apr 5, 2020
11:00am Meditation (from home!) with Kara to Benefit NAMI NAMI-NYC

Pop In Here is a marketplace connecting fitness teachers with students in NYC by establishing pop up yoga studious throughout the studios. Pop In Here is now hosting online fitness classes alongside non-profit organizations and donating 100% of the proceeds.

Your $10 ticket will be donated to NAMI-NYC Metro whose mission is to help families and individuals affected by mental illness build better lives through education, support, and advocacy which is needed now more than ever.

After you purchase your tickets, you will receive a Zoom link for the class via email.

Follow us: @popinherenow

 

About the Class

The class will start with a gentle flow (about 30 minutes), followed by pranayama (controlled breathing) and meditation. Wear comfortable clothing, and something to keep you warm will be nice once we stop moving. Blocks or a blanket is recommended, and something you can sit comfortably on for 20-30 minutes (this can be the aforementioned props, a bolster, a couch cushion, or even a chair).

11:00am Meditation (from home!) with Kara to Benefit NAMI

Pop In Here is a marketplace connecting fitness teachers with students in NYC by establishing pop up yoga studious throughout the studios. Pop In Here is now hosting online fitness classes alongside non-profit organizations and donating 100% of the proceeds.

Your $10 ticket will be donated to NAMI-NYC Metro whose mission is to help families and individuals affected by mental illness build better lives through education, support, and advocacy which is needed now more than ever.

After you purchase your tickets, you will receive a Zoom link for the class via email.

Follow us: @popinherenow

 

About the Class

The class will start with a gentle flow (about 30 minutes), followed by pranayama (controlled breathing) and meditation. Wear comfortable clothing, and something to keep you warm will be nice once we stop moving. Blocks or a blanket is recommended, and something you can sit comfortably on for 20-30 minutes (this can be the aforementioned props, a bolster, a couch cushion, or even a chair).

Thursday April 9, 2020 Apr 9, 2020
2:00pm COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Racism: A Virtual Convening on Race, Public Health Crises, and Solidarity Planned Parenthood of Greater New York

Join Fiona Kanagasingam, Chief Equity and Learning Officer at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, to explore the disproportionate racial impacts of COVID-19 crisis, with a focus on the recent ramp-up of anti-Asian bias - continuing a long history of racist and xenophobic narratives of illness and infection during public health crises in the US - and how we can take action institutionally and individually. 

Following this session, Derek Slaughter and Abraham Tejeda from the NYC Human Rights Commission will be presenting a one-hour workshop informing students about the City's Human Rights Law and protections against discrimination, harassment and bullying in relation to the protected classes under the law.

2:00pm COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Racism: A Virtual Convening on Race, Public Health Crises, and Solidarity

Join Fiona Kanagasingam, Chief Equity and Learning Officer at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, to explore the disproportionate racial impacts of COVID-19 crisis, with a focus on the recent ramp-up of anti-Asian bias - continuing a long history of racist and xenophobic narratives of illness and infection during public health crises in the US - and how we can take action institutionally and individually. 

Following this session, Derek Slaughter and Abraham Tejeda from the NYC Human Rights Commission will be presenting a one-hour workshop informing students about the City's Human Rights Law and protections against discrimination, harassment and bullying in relation to the protected classes under the law.

Monday April 20, 2020 Apr 20, 2020
8:00pm Literacy Partners Gala: Celebrating 45 Years! Literacy Partners

Literacy Partners - Celebrating 45 Years! An evening of readings and gala dinner dance. 

@ Cipriana Wall Street.

Click the link for tickets and more details.

8:00pm Literacy Partners Gala: Celebrating 45 Years!

Literacy Partners - Celebrating 45 Years! An evening of readings and gala dinner dance. 

@ Cipriana Wall Street.

Click the link for tickets and more details.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020
8:00am Earth Day 2020 Earth Day Network

Earth Day 2020 wants to recognize every person, every group, and every action being taken to improve our world– whether it be lifestyle changes that cut emissions, action on plastics pollution, species protection, university and school teach-ins, tree plantings, local and global cleanups, switching to a more plant-based diets, or voting with your wallet and your ballot.

Earth Day Network has relaunched its flagship platform – Billion Acts of Green – to meet the challenge of logging, aggregating, and profiling these meaningful actions by inspiring individuals and organizations around the world. Billion Acts of Green will serve as the overarching umbrella or frame for all actions taken on the EDN website, whether it’s a petition signed, a cleanup hosted, a climate march registered, etc. 

The previous iteration of Billion Acts of Green saw more than 2 billion actions registered. To mark 50 years of Earth Day, we’re setting a 2020 goal of 3.5 billion actions taken, logged, and aggregated around the world.

8:00am Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020 wants to recognize every person, every group, and every action being taken to improve our world– whether it be lifestyle changes that cut emissions, action on plastics pollution, species protection, university and school teach-ins, tree plantings, local and global cleanups, switching to a more plant-based diets, or voting with your wallet and your ballot.

Earth Day Network has relaunched its flagship platform – Billion Acts of Green – to meet the challenge of logging, aggregating, and profiling these meaningful actions by inspiring individuals and organizations around the world. Billion Acts of Green will serve as the overarching umbrella or frame for all actions taken on the EDN website, whether it’s a petition signed, a cleanup hosted, a climate march registered, etc. 

The previous iteration of Billion Acts of Green saw more than 2 billion actions registered. To mark 50 years of Earth Day, we’re setting a 2020 goal of 3.5 billion actions taken, logged, and aggregated around the world.

Friday April 24, 2020 Apr 24, 2020
6:30pm Tattered Fans and Talismans: The Symbolism of Battle Fans and the Ethos of Impermanence Asia Society

This talk explores the evolving imagery of the folding fan, focusing on its use and symbolic meaning in the hands of medieval warriors and Edo-period samurai. From talismanic fans believed to be imbued with supernatural efficacy, to icons of ephemerality, the discussion will culminate with an analysis of the striking campaign coat (jinbaori) with tattered fan design in the Weber Collection.

Melissa McCormick is professor of Japanese art and culture, Harvard College. McCormick earned a dual BA in art history and Japanese language and literature from the University of Michigan (1990), her PhD in Japanese Art History from Princeton University (2000), and studied at GakushÅ«in University (1996–98) while conducting her dissertation research. After a year as a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), she served as Atsumi Assistant Professor of Japanese Art at Columbia University (2000–2005), before moving to Harvard in 2005. 

Free. Registration required. Free admission Fridays: 6:00–9:00 p.m. 

6:30pm Tattered Fans and Talismans: The Symbolism of Battle Fans and the Ethos of Impermanence

This talk explores the evolving imagery of the folding fan, focusing on its use and symbolic meaning in the hands of medieval warriors and Edo-period samurai. From talismanic fans believed to be imbued with supernatural efficacy, to icons of ephemerality, the discussion will culminate with an analysis of the striking campaign coat (jinbaori) with tattered fan design in the Weber Collection.

Melissa McCormick is professor of Japanese art and culture, Harvard College. McCormick earned a dual BA in art history and Japanese language and literature from the University of Michigan (1990), her PhD in Japanese Art History from Princeton University (2000), and studied at GakushÅ«in University (1996–98) while conducting her dissertation research. After a year as a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), she served as Atsumi Assistant Professor of Japanese Art at Columbia University (2000–2005), before moving to Harvard in 2005. 

Free. Registration required. Free admission Fridays: 6:00–9:00 p.m. 

Sunday April 26, 2020 Apr 26, 2020
11:00am CMA Family Day 2020 Children's Museum of the Arts

Join us on Sunday, April 26 for this fun-filled day of art-making for the whole family! Create art projects with renowned guest artists. Workshops are suitable for children of different ages and will include a variety of options. We invite you to come create with us!

Family Day supports CMA’s free Community Programs, which bring outstanding arts education to vulnerable children throughout New York City. These programs serve children with physical and developmental disabilities, children living in transitional housing, families navigating the NYC child welfare system, Title 1 school groups, and many more. Your support during this event helps allow families to access these vital resources free of charge. 

11:00am CMA Family Day 2020

Join us on Sunday, April 26 for this fun-filled day of art-making for the whole family! Create art projects with renowned guest artists. Workshops are suitable for children of different ages and will include a variety of options. We invite you to come create with us!

Family Day supports CMA’s free Community Programs, which bring outstanding arts education to vulnerable children throughout New York City. These programs serve children with physical and developmental disabilities, children living in transitional housing, families navigating the NYC child welfare system, Title 1 school groups, and many more. Your support during this event helps allow families to access these vital resources free of charge. 

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