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Saturday March 2, 2019 Mar 2, 2019
2:00pm What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts at Queens Central Library City Lore

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration, bringing in to focus the cultural contributions of new immigrants. Focusing on the cultural contributions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the fifty years since the Immigration Reform Act, What We Bring celebrates teh rich layers of creativity, tradition, and increased cultural diversity that the law set in motion, epsecially in New York City, where 6-in-10 residents are first generation or the children of immigrants.

Ask Hafiz: an Immigrant's Journey
A performance integrating storytelling, poetry, dance and music. The show tells the immigration story of Afghan immigrant Sahar Muradi, chronicling her tumultuous journey from a Soviet-ruled Afghanistan to Queens

2:00pm What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts at Queens Central Library

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration, bringing in to focus the cultural contributions of new immigrants. Focusing on the cultural contributions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the fifty years since the Immigration Reform Act, What We Bring celebrates teh rich layers of creativity, tradition, and increased cultural diversity that the law set in motion, epsecially in New York City, where 6-in-10 residents are first generation or the children of immigrants.

Ask Hafiz: an Immigrant's Journey
A performance integrating storytelling, poetry, dance and music. The show tells the immigration story of Afghan immigrant Sahar Muradi, chronicling her tumultuous journey from a Soviet-ruled Afghanistan to Queens

7:00pm Ajijaak on Turtle Island Autism Speaks

Sensory friendly performance

7:00pm Ajijaak on Turtle Island

Sensory friendly performance

7:00pm Ajijaak: Autism-Friendly Autism Speaks

Kites morph into soaring birds and branches transform into a gentle deer. Visionary puppetry artist Heather Henson and Grammy Award winner Ty Defoe bring together an ensemble of North American First Nations Peoples to tell the tale of Ajijaak, a young whooping crane who must face her first migration south. Indigenous songs, languages, and dance weave together in a spectacle of artistry to create this affecting fable about the dangerous effects of climate change on animals and our Mother Earth. With puppets from Jim Henson's Creature Shop and music by Ty Defoe, Grammy nominee Dawn Avery and Kevin Tarrant of The SilverCloud Singers, AJIJAAK ON TURTLE ISLAND takes flight in a celebration of the natural world.

7:00pm Ajijaak: Autism-Friendly

Kites morph into soaring birds and branches transform into a gentle deer. Visionary puppetry artist Heather Henson and Grammy Award winner Ty Defoe bring together an ensemble of North American First Nations Peoples to tell the tale of Ajijaak, a young whooping crane who must face her first migration south. Indigenous songs, languages, and dance weave together in a spectacle of artistry to create this affecting fable about the dangerous effects of climate change on animals and our Mother Earth. With puppets from Jim Henson's Creature Shop and music by Ty Defoe, Grammy nominee Dawn Avery and Kevin Tarrant of The SilverCloud Singers, AJIJAAK ON TURTLE ISLAND takes flight in a celebration of the natural world.

8:00pm Big Night Out 2019 Big Brothers Big Sisters

Join us for our annual black tie casino night at Chelsea Piers! This event is open to the public. Guests will enjoy premium open bar, poker tournament, silent auction, gourmet catering by Abigail Kirsch, dancing, photo booth and more!

8:00pm Big Night Out 2019

Join us for our annual black tie casino night at Chelsea Piers! This event is open to the public. Guests will enjoy premium open bar, poker tournament, silent auction, gourmet catering by Abigail Kirsch, dancing, photo booth and more!

Sunday March 3, 2019 Mar 3, 2019
11:00am 3rd Annual Herstory Day Museum of the City of New York

Join us for an intergenerational celebration of women’s history in New York City with a focus on women working to archive, preserve,and uplift their own communities. 

Registration suggested, but not required.

11:00am 3rd Annual Herstory Day

Join us for an intergenerational celebration of women’s history in New York City with a focus on women working to archive, preserve,and uplift their own communities. 

Registration suggested, but not required.

1:00pm Aladdin Autism Speaks

Sensory friendly performance

1:00pm Aladdin

Sensory friendly performance

Tuesday March 5, 2019 Mar 5, 2019
7:00pm An Evening with Colson Whitehead Museum of the City of New York

“Talking about New York is a way of talking about the world,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead writes in The Colossus of New York (2004). One of today’s most unpredictable writers, Whitehead’s work crisscrosses genres from his debut novel, The Intuitionist (1999), a noir detective story, to zombie thriller Zone One(2011) and, most recently, The Underground Railroad (2016). Still, he returns again and again to New York, his native city, as an anchor to grapple with universal questions and timeless themes. As part of our annual Jeffe Distinguished Lectures in Urban History, Whitehead discusses his deep engagement with the history of New York City in his novels and non-fiction. 

Reception and book signing to follow. 

7:00pm An Evening with Colson Whitehead

“Talking about New York is a way of talking about the world,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead writes in The Colossus of New York (2004). One of today’s most unpredictable writers, Whitehead’s work crisscrosses genres from his debut novel, The Intuitionist (1999), a noir detective story, to zombie thriller Zone One(2011) and, most recently, The Underground Railroad (2016). Still, he returns again and again to New York, his native city, as an anchor to grapple with universal questions and timeless themes. As part of our annual Jeffe Distinguished Lectures in Urban History, Whitehead discusses his deep engagement with the history of New York City in his novels and non-fiction. 

Reception and book signing to follow. 

Wednesday March 6, 2019 Mar 6, 2019
6:30pm Wellness Retreat Night Transportation Alternatives

Families for Safe Streets Injury and Loss Support Community.  Have you been injured or lost a loved one in a traffic crash? We hope you'll join us for an evening of well-deserved pampering.  Nourish your mind, body and spirit.  Featuring an array of wellness practitioners. 

6:30pm Wellness Retreat Night

Families for Safe Streets Injury and Loss Support Community.  Have you been injured or lost a loved one in a traffic crash? We hope you'll join us for an evening of well-deserved pampering.  Nourish your mind, body and spirit.  Featuring an array of wellness practitioners. 

Thursday March 7, 2019 Mar 7, 2019
6:00pm Guess-A-Sketch American Institute of Architects

Guess-A-Sketch is a lively evening where architects, architecture enthusiasts, and young professionals gather for an architecture-themed, pictionary-style tournament. Honoree sketchers draw iconic buildings as battling teams guess to win the Guess-A-Sketch trophy. Audience members even play along on Twitter for a chance to win prizes.

All funds raised support the Center for Architecture’s K-12 design education programming for schools, youth and families.

VIP tickets go on sale January 17. 

6:00pm Guess-A-Sketch

Guess-A-Sketch is a lively evening where architects, architecture enthusiasts, and young professionals gather for an architecture-themed, pictionary-style tournament. Honoree sketchers draw iconic buildings as battling teams guess to win the Guess-A-Sketch trophy. Audience members even play along on Twitter for a chance to win prizes.

All funds raised support the Center for Architecture’s K-12 design education programming for schools, youth and families.

VIP tickets go on sale January 17. 

Friday March 8, 2019 Mar 8, 2019
7:00pm Jaime Hernandez: Is This How You See Me? Strand Books

The acclaimed Jaime Hernandez, comics artist behind the long-running Love and Rockets series, will be here in the Rare Book Room to discuss Is This How You See Me?, his latest graphic novel.

In Is This How You See Me?, Maggie and Hopey get the band back together — literally. Now middle-aged, they leave their significant others at home and take a weekend road trip to reluctantly attend a punk rock reunion in their old neighborhood. The present is masterfully threaded with a flashback set in 1979, during the very formative stages in Maggie and Hopey’s lifelong friendship, as the perceived invincibility of youth is expertly juxtaposed against all of the love, heartbreak, and self-awareness that comes with lives actually lived. The result is no sentimental victory lap, however — this is one of the great writers of literary fiction at the peak of his powers, continuing to scale new heights as an artist.

Hernandez’s acclaimed ongoing comics series Love and Rockets has entertained readers for over 35 years, and his beloved characters — Maggie, Hopey, Ray, Doyle, Daffy, Mike Tran, and so many others — have become fully realized literary creations. Is This How You See Me? collects Hernandez’s latest interconnected vignettes, serialized over the past four years in Love and Rockets, into a long-form masterpiece for the first time.

7:00pm Jaime Hernandez: Is This How You See Me?

The acclaimed Jaime Hernandez, comics artist behind the long-running Love and Rockets series, will be here in the Rare Book Room to discuss Is This How You See Me?, his latest graphic novel.

In Is This How You See Me?, Maggie and Hopey get the band back together — literally. Now middle-aged, they leave their significant others at home and take a weekend road trip to reluctantly attend a punk rock reunion in their old neighborhood. The present is masterfully threaded with a flashback set in 1979, during the very formative stages in Maggie and Hopey’s lifelong friendship, as the perceived invincibility of youth is expertly juxtaposed against all of the love, heartbreak, and self-awareness that comes with lives actually lived. The result is no sentimental victory lap, however — this is one of the great writers of literary fiction at the peak of his powers, continuing to scale new heights as an artist.

Hernandez’s acclaimed ongoing comics series Love and Rockets has entertained readers for over 35 years, and his beloved characters — Maggie, Hopey, Ray, Doyle, Daffy, Mike Tran, and so many others — have become fully realized literary creations. Is This How You See Me? collects Hernandez’s latest interconnected vignettes, serialized over the past four years in Love and Rockets, into a long-form masterpiece for the first time.

7:00pm Naked Soul: Morley Rubin Museum

Singer, composer, and producer Morley weaves the threads of jazz, soul, and folk traditions into a singular tapestry of vocal and acoustic splendor—the sound wave of a life lived with uncommon devotion to human rights and environmental justice. Raised in vibrantly multicultural Jamaica, Queens, and educated at the United Nations School, Duke Ellington High School for the Performing Arts, and Alvin Ailey, Morley has traveled the world to sit and sing with visionaries on the frontiers of social change. Her music has appeared on network television shows and in human rights documentaries, and it has moved minds and spirits as diverse as His Holiness The Dalai Lama, entrepreneur Richard Branson, and former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Morley has graced stages as wide-ranging as the Nomad Women’s Festival in the Sahara Desert and Carnegie Hall. Thousand Miles, Morley’s most recent and sixth studio album, is the culmination of a global journey to sites of incredible resilience and tremendous trauma—in the United States, Rwanda, Hiroshima, the open uranium mines at the Pine Ridge Reservation in the Black Hills—where human dignity, love, and resolve are expanding the frontiers of change, justice, and healing.

7:00pm Naked Soul: Morley

Singer, composer, and producer Morley weaves the threads of jazz, soul, and folk traditions into a singular tapestry of vocal and acoustic splendor—the sound wave of a life lived with uncommon devotion to human rights and environmental justice. Raised in vibrantly multicultural Jamaica, Queens, and educated at the United Nations School, Duke Ellington High School for the Performing Arts, and Alvin Ailey, Morley has traveled the world to sit and sing with visionaries on the frontiers of social change. Her music has appeared on network television shows and in human rights documentaries, and it has moved minds and spirits as diverse as His Holiness The Dalai Lama, entrepreneur Richard Branson, and former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Morley has graced stages as wide-ranging as the Nomad Women’s Festival in the Sahara Desert and Carnegie Hall. Thousand Miles, Morley’s most recent and sixth studio album, is the culmination of a global journey to sites of incredible resilience and tremendous trauma—in the United States, Rwanda, Hiroshima, the open uranium mines at the Pine Ridge Reservation in the Black Hills—where human dignity, love, and resolve are expanding the frontiers of change, justice, and healing.

7:30pm Yoga and Creativity: Unlock Your Inner Artist Rubin Museum

Movement, yoga, sound, and meditation can help us develop space in our bodies and minds so that we can more easily connect to our creativity. Come explore the intersection between art, yoga, and the mind in this program presented by NY Yoga + Life Magazine.TM

Combining your love of yoga with your creativity, this weekend is an opportunity to unlock your inner artist through art-inspired yoga classes, crystal healing sessions, photography workshops, and more. Make art with your body through asana and dance, and find space for your creativity to expand and flourish through coloring meditations and a sound bath experience.

This program kicks off with a yoga session, followed by a brief introductory panel with the presenters. After a gentle movement class to unwind from the day, you let it all out in a celebratory drum circle. Works of art from both the Rubin and MASS MoCA will be on display digitally throughout the sessions.

Note: This program has an optional 4:15 pm session. Check-in begins at 2:15 pm, and accommodations are guaranteed by 4:00 pm. Dinner is included on your day of arrival.

7:30pm Yoga and Creativity: Unlock Your Inner Artist

Movement, yoga, sound, and meditation can help us develop space in our bodies and minds so that we can more easily connect to our creativity. Come explore the intersection between art, yoga, and the mind in this program presented by NY Yoga + Life Magazine.TM

Combining your love of yoga with your creativity, this weekend is an opportunity to unlock your inner artist through art-inspired yoga classes, crystal healing sessions, photography workshops, and more. Make art with your body through asana and dance, and find space for your creativity to expand and flourish through coloring meditations and a sound bath experience.

This program kicks off with a yoga session, followed by a brief introductory panel with the presenters. After a gentle movement class to unwind from the day, you let it all out in a celebratory drum circle. Works of art from both the Rubin and MASS MoCA will be on display digitally throughout the sessions.

Note: This program has an optional 4:15 pm session. Check-in begins at 2:15 pm, and accommodations are guaranteed by 4:00 pm. Dinner is included on your day of arrival.

Saturday March 9, 2019 Mar 9, 2019
8:00pm Hair & Other Stories (New York Premiere) BRIC

Described by the Brooklyn-based company as the “urgent dialogue of the 21st century,” Hair & Other Stories is a medley of personal narratives gathered from community, kitchen and living room conversations, social media, and YouTube. Urban Bush Women will take you on an epic journey with the New York Premiere of Hair & Other Stories, where you will engage in intimate conversations, enjoy local guest artist performances, and immerse yourself in this durational dance-theater work that explores disquieting ideas of beauty, identity, and race through the lens of hair.

Choreographed by Associate Artistic Directors Chanon Judson and Samantha Speis as a radical reinterpretation of HairStories (2001), the work features new music compositions by The Illustrious Blacks, costumes by DeeDee Gomes, and stage direction by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. A true experiential journey that begins outside of the theater with story-sharing and performances from a rotating cast of special guests, and that culminates in a performance space that evolves in the course of the evening to encourage shifting perspectives, Hair & Other Stories celebrates the path to freedom and self-love as we seek to rise to our Extra-ordinary Selves in extraordinary times.

General Admission
Seating configurations will change throughout the evening and will vary between floor and chair arrangements. Please let the house manager know upon arrival if you have any accessibility needs.

Run time: 3 hours including intermission
Come early! The lobby will open at 7PM with guest performances, story-sharing, an art installation, and other activities. Performance in the ballroom begins promptly at 8PM.

8:00pm Hair & Other Stories (New York Premiere)

Described by the Brooklyn-based company as the “urgent dialogue of the 21st century,” Hair & Other Stories is a medley of personal narratives gathered from community, kitchen and living room conversations, social media, and YouTube. Urban Bush Women will take you on an epic journey with the New York Premiere of Hair & Other Stories, where you will engage in intimate conversations, enjoy local guest artist performances, and immerse yourself in this durational dance-theater work that explores disquieting ideas of beauty, identity, and race through the lens of hair.

Choreographed by Associate Artistic Directors Chanon Judson and Samantha Speis as a radical reinterpretation of HairStories (2001), the work features new music compositions by The Illustrious Blacks, costumes by DeeDee Gomes, and stage direction by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. A true experiential journey that begins outside of the theater with story-sharing and performances from a rotating cast of special guests, and that culminates in a performance space that evolves in the course of the evening to encourage shifting perspectives, Hair & Other Stories celebrates the path to freedom and self-love as we seek to rise to our Extra-ordinary Selves in extraordinary times.

General Admission
Seating configurations will change throughout the evening and will vary between floor and chair arrangements. Please let the house manager know upon arrival if you have any accessibility needs.

Run time: 3 hours including intermission
Come early! The lobby will open at 7PM with guest performances, story-sharing, an art installation, and other activities. Performance in the ballroom begins promptly at 8PM.

Monday March 11, 2019 Mar 11, 2019
7:30pm Alexandrea Ravenelle: Hustle And Gig Strand Books

Choose your hours, choose your work, be your own boss, control your own income. Welcome to the sharing economy, a nebulous collection of online platforms and apps that promise to transcend capitalism. Supporters argue that the gig economy will reverse economic inequality, enhance worker rights, and bring entrepreneurship to the masses. But does it?

Join us in the second floor art department as Alexandrea shares her book!

Alexandrea J. Ravenelle is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mercy College and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU. https://www.alexandreajravenelle.com/

7:30pm Alexandrea Ravenelle: Hustle And Gig

Choose your hours, choose your work, be your own boss, control your own income. Welcome to the sharing economy, a nebulous collection of online platforms and apps that promise to transcend capitalism. Supporters argue that the gig economy will reverse economic inequality, enhance worker rights, and bring entrepreneurship to the masses. But does it?

Join us in the second floor art department as Alexandrea shares her book!

Alexandrea J. Ravenelle is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mercy College and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU. https://www.alexandreajravenelle.com/

Wednesday March 13, 2019 Mar 13, 2019
5:00pm Literacy Partners: evening of readings & gala dinner dance Literacy Partners

The Evening of Readings and Gala Dinner Dance is Literacy Partners signature fundraising event. For more than 30 years, The Evening of Readings has brought together leaders from finance, media, and publishing to advance the mission of Literacy Partners. The brainchild of Liz Smith, and her dear friends Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd, the gala has also featured some of the most important writers of our time reading from their acclaimed and yet to be published works.

We are delighted to be presenting The Lizzie Award to Lesley Stahl, one of America’s most honored journalists and longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent. Andrea Davis Pinkney will receive the Champion of Literacy Award. Andrea is the Vice President, Editor-at-Large of Trade Books at Scholastic. Cynthia McFadden, senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News, will join us again this year as host. Best-selling author Tayari Jones will read from her critically acclaimed book, An American Marriage.

5:00pm Literacy Partners: evening of readings & gala dinner dance

The Evening of Readings and Gala Dinner Dance is Literacy Partners signature fundraising event. For more than 30 years, The Evening of Readings has brought together leaders from finance, media, and publishing to advance the mission of Literacy Partners. The brainchild of Liz Smith, and her dear friends Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd, the gala has also featured some of the most important writers of our time reading from their acclaimed and yet to be published works.

We are delighted to be presenting The Lizzie Award to Lesley Stahl, one of America’s most honored journalists and longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent. Andrea Davis Pinkney will receive the Champion of Literacy Award. Andrea is the Vice President, Editor-at-Large of Trade Books at Scholastic. Cynthia McFadden, senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News, will join us again this year as host. Best-selling author Tayari Jones will read from her critically acclaimed book, An American Marriage.

Thursday March 14, 2019 Mar 14, 2019
6:30pm El Pueblo Se Levanta Museum of the City of New York

In the late 1960s, conditions for Puerto Ricans in the United States reached a breaking point. Produced in 1971, the hard-hitting documentary El Pueblo Se Levanta (50 min) focuses on the poverty and oppression of New York City's own East Harlem. Narrated by the people it portrays, the film captures the dual compassion and militancy of the activist group the Young Lords as they began to take direct action to improve the conditions of their community. Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a talkback with historians, activists and others. 

6:30pm El Pueblo Se Levanta

In the late 1960s, conditions for Puerto Ricans in the United States reached a breaking point. Produced in 1971, the hard-hitting documentary El Pueblo Se Levanta (50 min) focuses on the poverty and oppression of New York City's own East Harlem. Narrated by the people it portrays, the film captures the dual compassion and militancy of the activist group the Young Lords as they began to take direct action to improve the conditions of their community. Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a talkback with historians, activists and others. 

Friday March 15, 2019 Mar 15, 2019
8:00pm 7th Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration Irish Arts Center

From March 9 – April 15, Carnegie Hall will present Migrations: The Making of America, a citywide festival examining the musical legacies of three migrations: the crossings from Scotland and Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries, the immigration of Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe between 1881 and the National Origins Act of 1924, and the Great Migration—the exodus of African Americans from the South to the industrialized cities of the Northeast, Midwest, and West from 1917 into the 1970s.

On Friday, March 15, we will offer our 7th annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration at Symphony Space as part of this exciting festival. Hosted by renowned musician-folklorist Mick Moloney, this rousing concert of traditional, old-time, and American folk music explores the shared lineage of Irish, West African, and Appalachian traditions, with performances by the Green Fields of America, New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters featuring 2018 NEA National Heritage fellow Eddie Bond, Jerron “Blindboy” Paxton, Little Nora Brown, Stephanie Coleman, and special guests.

8:00pm 7th Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration

From March 9 – April 15, Carnegie Hall will present Migrations: The Making of America, a citywide festival examining the musical legacies of three migrations: the crossings from Scotland and Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries, the immigration of Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe between 1881 and the National Origins Act of 1924, and the Great Migration—the exodus of African Americans from the South to the industrialized cities of the Northeast, Midwest, and West from 1917 into the 1970s.

On Friday, March 15, we will offer our 7th annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration at Symphony Space as part of this exciting festival. Hosted by renowned musician-folklorist Mick Moloney, this rousing concert of traditional, old-time, and American folk music explores the shared lineage of Irish, West African, and Appalachian traditions, with performances by the Green Fields of America, New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters featuring 2018 NEA National Heritage fellow Eddie Bond, Jerron “Blindboy” Paxton, Little Nora Brown, Stephanie Coleman, and special guests.

Saturday March 16, 2019 Mar 16, 2019
9:00am FutureNOW: Re-imagining Practice Through Data Disruption American Institute of Architects

FutureNOW! is a full-day symposium designed to connect mentors with young designers, encouraging them to envision and shape the future of the profession. The event will be broken into three parts, each led by mentors that are experts in their respective fields. First, it will explore the implications of Big Data and computational design on architectural practice. Second, it will focus on their impact Now. Third, it will investigate how architects can adapt to new technology in the Future.

Speakers:
Phil Bernstein, FAIA, Yale School of Architecture; Shane Burger, Woods Bagot; Onur Yuce Gun, New Balance; Erleen Hatfield, AIA, PE, Hatfield Group
 

9:00am FutureNOW: Re-imagining Practice Through Data Disruption

FutureNOW! is a full-day symposium designed to connect mentors with young designers, encouraging them to envision and shape the future of the profession. The event will be broken into three parts, each led by mentors that are experts in their respective fields. First, it will explore the implications of Big Data and computational design on architectural practice. Second, it will focus on their impact Now. Third, it will investigate how architects can adapt to new technology in the Future.

Speakers:
Phil Bernstein, FAIA, Yale School of Architecture; Shane Burger, Woods Bagot; Onur Yuce Gun, New Balance; Erleen Hatfield, AIA, PE, Hatfield Group
 

Sunday March 17, 2019 Mar 17, 2019
7:00am 2019 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon Boomer Esiason Foundation

Location: Manhattan, NY
Date: Mar 17, 2019

Fundraising Minimum: $1,500

By competing for Team Boomer, you will receive:
• An official Under Armour Team Boomer uniform, Team Boomer wristband, and Team Boomer string bag
• Personalized fundraising page
• Personalized training programs and advice from certified running coach

7:00am 2019 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

Location: Manhattan, NY
Date: Mar 17, 2019

Fundraising Minimum: $1,500

By competing for Team Boomer, you will receive:
• An official Under Armour Team Boomer uniform, Team Boomer wristband, and Team Boomer string bag
• Personalized fundraising page
• Personalized training programs and advice from certified running coach

2:00pm You and Me and the Space Between Autism Speaks

Sensory friendly performance

2:00pm You and Me and the Space Between

Sensory friendly performance

Monday March 18, 2019 Mar 18, 2019
7:30pm Ronald Collins + David Skover: The People Vs. Ferlinghetti Strand Books

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s name does not appear in any First Amendment treatise or casebook. And yet when the best-selling poet and proprietor of City Lights Books was indicted under California law for publishing Alan Ginsberg’s poem, Howl, Ferglinghetti buttressed the tradition of dissident expression and ended an era when minds were still closed, candid literature still taboo, and when selling banned books was considered a crime.

The People vs. Ferlinghetti is the story of a rebellious poet, a revolutionary poem, an intrepid book publisher, and a bookseller unintimidated by federal or local officials. There is much color in that story: the bizarre twists of the trial, the swagger of the lead lawyer, the savvy of the young ACLU lawyer, and the surprise verdict of the Sunday school teacher who presided as judge. With a novelist’s flair, noted free speech authorities, Ronald K. L. Collins and David Skover tell the true story of an American maverick who refused to play it safe and who in the process gave staying power to freedom of the press in America. The People vs. Ferlinghetti will be of interest to anyone interested the history of free speech in America and the history of the Beat poets.

Join us in the second floor Art Department as Ronald and David sit down with John Leland of the New York Times and author of Why Kerouac Matters.

7:30pm Ronald Collins + David Skover: The People Vs. Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s name does not appear in any First Amendment treatise or casebook. And yet when the best-selling poet and proprietor of City Lights Books was indicted under California law for publishing Alan Ginsberg’s poem, Howl, Ferglinghetti buttressed the tradition of dissident expression and ended an era when minds were still closed, candid literature still taboo, and when selling banned books was considered a crime.

The People vs. Ferlinghetti is the story of a rebellious poet, a revolutionary poem, an intrepid book publisher, and a bookseller unintimidated by federal or local officials. There is much color in that story: the bizarre twists of the trial, the swagger of the lead lawyer, the savvy of the young ACLU lawyer, and the surprise verdict of the Sunday school teacher who presided as judge. With a novelist’s flair, noted free speech authorities, Ronald K. L. Collins and David Skover tell the true story of an American maverick who refused to play it safe and who in the process gave staying power to freedom of the press in America. The People vs. Ferlinghetti will be of interest to anyone interested the history of free speech in America and the history of the Beat poets.

Join us in the second floor Art Department as Ronald and David sit down with John Leland of the New York Times and author of Why Kerouac Matters.

11:30pm Ronald Collins + David Skover: The People Vs. Ferlinghetti Magnet Theater

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s name does not appear in any First Amendment treatise or casebook. And yet when the best-selling poet and proprietor of City Lights Books was indicted under California law for publishing Alan Ginsberg’s poem, Howl, Ferglinghetti buttressed the tradition of dissident expression and ended an era when minds were still closed, candid literature still taboo, and when selling banned books was considered a crime.

The People vs. Ferlinghetti is the story of a rebellious poet, a revolutionary poem, an intrepid book publisher, and a bookseller unintimidated by federal or local officials. There is much color in that story: the bizarre twists of the trial, the swagger of the lead lawyer, the savvy of the young ACLU lawyer, and the surprise verdict of the Sunday school teacher who presided as judge. With a novelist’s flair, noted free speech authorities, Ronald K. L. Collins and David Skover tell the true story of an American maverick who refused to play it safe and who in the process gave staying power to freedom of the press in America. The People vs. Ferlinghetti will be of interest to anyone interested the history of free speech in America and the history of the Beat poets.

Join us in the second floor Art Department as Ronald and David sit down with John Leland of the New York Times and author of Why Kerouac Matters.

11:30pm Ronald Collins + David Skover: The People Vs. Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s name does not appear in any First Amendment treatise or casebook. And yet when the best-selling poet and proprietor of City Lights Books was indicted under California law for publishing Alan Ginsberg’s poem, Howl, Ferglinghetti buttressed the tradition of dissident expression and ended an era when minds were still closed, candid literature still taboo, and when selling banned books was considered a crime.

The People vs. Ferlinghetti is the story of a rebellious poet, a revolutionary poem, an intrepid book publisher, and a bookseller unintimidated by federal or local officials. There is much color in that story: the bizarre twists of the trial, the swagger of the lead lawyer, the savvy of the young ACLU lawyer, and the surprise verdict of the Sunday school teacher who presided as judge. With a novelist’s flair, noted free speech authorities, Ronald K. L. Collins and David Skover tell the true story of an American maverick who refused to play it safe and who in the process gave staying power to freedom of the press in America. The People vs. Ferlinghetti will be of interest to anyone interested the history of free speech in America and the history of the Beat poets.

Join us in the second floor Art Department as Ronald and David sit down with John Leland of the New York Times and author of Why Kerouac Matters.

Wednesday March 20, 2019 Mar 20, 2019
6:30pm Athletes to Activists: Politics of the Playing Field Museum of the City of New York

When Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he became first black major league baseball player of the modern era – and paved the way for athletes to serve as harbingers of social change. Twenty years later, at the 1968 Olympic Games, track and field star John Carlos raised his fist in silent protest of American racial and economic injustice, resulting not only in a world famous photograph, but also his suspension from the U.S. Olympic Team. Now, decades after Robinson first stepped on the field and Carlos risked his career for a cause, professional athletes are using their visibility to advocate for what they believe in. Join Carlos for a conversation with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the complex relationship between black athletes and activism, and the intertwined worlds of sports and politics.

6:30pm Athletes to Activists: Politics of the Playing Field

When Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he became first black major league baseball player of the modern era – and paved the way for athletes to serve as harbingers of social change. Twenty years later, at the 1968 Olympic Games, track and field star John Carlos raised his fist in silent protest of American racial and economic injustice, resulting not only in a world famous photograph, but also his suspension from the U.S. Olympic Team. Now, decades after Robinson first stepped on the field and Carlos risked his career for a cause, professional athletes are using their visibility to advocate for what they believe in. Join Carlos for a conversation with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the complex relationship between black athletes and activism, and the intertwined worlds of sports and politics.

7:00pm Cory Doctorow: Radicalized Strand Books

Told through one of the most on-pulse genre voices of our generation, Radicalized is a timely novel comprised of four SF novellas connected by social, technological, and economic visions of today and what America could be in the near, near future.

Unauthorized Bread is a tale of immigration, the toxicity of economic and technological stratification, and the young and downtrodden fighting against all odds to survive and prosper.

In Model Minority, a Superman-like figure attempts to rectifiy the corruption of the police forces he long erroneously thought protected the defenseless...only to find his efforts adversely affecting their victims.

Radicalized is a story of a darkweb-enforced violent uprising against insurance companies told from the perspective of a man desperate to secure funding for an experimental drug that could cure his wife's terminal cancer.

The fourth story, Masque of the Red Death, harkens back to Doctorow's Walkaway, taking on issues of survivalism versus community.

Join us as Cory shares his new work with fellow author Anand Giridharadas.

7:00pm Cory Doctorow: Radicalized

Told through one of the most on-pulse genre voices of our generation, Radicalized is a timely novel comprised of four SF novellas connected by social, technological, and economic visions of today and what America could be in the near, near future.

Unauthorized Bread is a tale of immigration, the toxicity of economic and technological stratification, and the young and downtrodden fighting against all odds to survive and prosper.

In Model Minority, a Superman-like figure attempts to rectifiy the corruption of the police forces he long erroneously thought protected the defenseless...only to find his efforts adversely affecting their victims.

Radicalized is a story of a darkweb-enforced violent uprising against insurance companies told from the perspective of a man desperate to secure funding for an experimental drug that could cure his wife's terminal cancer.

The fourth story, Masque of the Red Death, harkens back to Doctorow's Walkaway, taking on issues of survivalism versus community.

Join us as Cory shares his new work with fellow author Anand Giridharadas.

Thursday March 21, 2019 Mar 21, 2019
7:30pm Stephen A. Forrester: Grit And Ink (With Lisa Gibbs) Strand Books

Beneath the 24/7 national news cycle and argument over “fake news,” there is a layer of journalism that communities absolutely depend upon. Grit and Ink offers a rare look inside the financial struggles and family dynamic that has kept a Pacific Northwest publishing group alive for more than a century. The newspapers of the Aldrich-Forrester-Bedford-Brown family depict the histories of towns like Pendleton, Astoria, John Day, Enterprise, and Long Beach, Washington. Written by noted historian William Willingham, Grit and Ink describes threats presented by the Ku Klux Klan, the Great Astoria Fire of 1923, the Great Depression, the Aryan Nation, the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation, the Digital Revolution, and more.

Join us as author Stephen Forrester talks about the book with Lisa Gibbs, AP Newsroom Director of Partnerships!

7:30pm Stephen A. Forrester: Grit And Ink (With Lisa Gibbs)

Beneath the 24/7 national news cycle and argument over “fake news,” there is a layer of journalism that communities absolutely depend upon. Grit and Ink offers a rare look inside the financial struggles and family dynamic that has kept a Pacific Northwest publishing group alive for more than a century. The newspapers of the Aldrich-Forrester-Bedford-Brown family depict the histories of towns like Pendleton, Astoria, John Day, Enterprise, and Long Beach, Washington. Written by noted historian William Willingham, Grit and Ink describes threats presented by the Ku Klux Klan, the Great Astoria Fire of 1923, the Great Depression, the Aryan Nation, the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation, the Digital Revolution, and more.

Join us as author Stephen Forrester talks about the book with Lisa Gibbs, AP Newsroom Director of Partnerships!

Saturday March 23, 2019 Mar 23, 2019
1:30pm The Hospital Zone at Ellis Island: A Walking Tour Museum of the City of New York

The Ellis Island Hospital was once the gold standard of medical care in the United States. As the country's first public health hospital, it served the millions of immigrants who passed through its doors upon entering the country. Shuttered for over 60 years, the complex has sat abandoned, decaying into complete disrepair. Join us for a private hard hat tour of the hospital zone including the infectious and contagious disease wards, the kitchen, staff housing, the autopsy room, and the laundry room with guides from Save Ellis Island.

The tour will take place rain or shine. It will begin promptly at 1:30 pm and meet in front of Castle Clinton at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. We will travel together by ferry to Ellis Island. The tour will be approximately 90 minutes in length and conclude on Ellis Island. Sturdy close-toed shoes are recommended.

Guests may stay on the Island for further sightseeing following the tour or return by ferry. Tickets include roundtrip ferry transportation and the tour.

1:30pm The Hospital Zone at Ellis Island: A Walking Tour

The Ellis Island Hospital was once the gold standard of medical care in the United States. As the country's first public health hospital, it served the millions of immigrants who passed through its doors upon entering the country. Shuttered for over 60 years, the complex has sat abandoned, decaying into complete disrepair. Join us for a private hard hat tour of the hospital zone including the infectious and contagious disease wards, the kitchen, staff housing, the autopsy room, and the laundry room with guides from Save Ellis Island.

The tour will take place rain or shine. It will begin promptly at 1:30 pm and meet in front of Castle Clinton at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. We will travel together by ferry to Ellis Island. The tour will be approximately 90 minutes in length and conclude on Ellis Island. Sturdy close-toed shoes are recommended.

Guests may stay on the Island for further sightseeing following the tour or return by ferry. Tickets include roundtrip ferry transportation and the tour.

Tuesday March 26, 2019 Mar 26, 2019
4:00pm Meet the Curators: Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design Museum of the City of New York

As part of the new “Meet the Curators” tour series, join Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design, as he guides you through the exhibition Cycling in the City: A 200-Year History.  Park your bike outside and come inside to explore the complex, creative, and often contentious relationship between New York and the bicycle. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.) A truly behind-the-scenes experience. 

4:00pm Meet the Curators: Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design

As part of the new “Meet the Curators” tour series, join Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design, as he guides you through the exhibition Cycling in the City: A 200-Year History.  Park your bike outside and come inside to explore the complex, creative, and often contentious relationship between New York and the bicycle. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.) A truly behind-the-scenes experience. 

7:30pm Andrei Codrescu: No Time Like Now On The 2Nd Floor Strand Books

Join us in the 2nd Floor Art Department as author, poet and essayist Andrei Cordrescu shares his new collection of poetry No Time Like Now: Poems

7:30pm Andrei Codrescu: No Time Like Now On The 2Nd Floor

Join us in the 2nd Floor Art Department as author, poet and essayist Andrei Cordrescu shares his new collection of poetry No Time Like Now: Poems

Wednesday March 27, 2019 Mar 27, 2019
6:30pm Working for Bill: Close-Up on a Fashion Legend Museum of the City of New York

For more than two decades, production artist John Kurdewan worked side by side with the late, great Bill Cunningham, who as a photographer, fashion documentarian, and writer, captured New York's ever-changing social and sartorial scenes for The New York Times. Cunningham's iconic Times pages have long been revered as an astute reflection of the city's colliding worlds of high society, haute couture, and emerging street style. Join Kurdewan and designer and author Steven Stolman for a conversation about what it was like to "work for Bill" from a rare and revealing vantage point. 

6:30pm Working for Bill: Close-Up on a Fashion Legend

For more than two decades, production artist John Kurdewan worked side by side with the late, great Bill Cunningham, who as a photographer, fashion documentarian, and writer, captured New York's ever-changing social and sartorial scenes for The New York Times. Cunningham's iconic Times pages have long been revered as an astute reflection of the city's colliding worlds of high society, haute couture, and emerging street style. Join Kurdewan and designer and author Steven Stolman for a conversation about what it was like to "work for Bill" from a rare and revealing vantage point. 

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