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Friday November 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
7:00pm Mark Morris: Out Loud Strand Books

Before Mark Morris became “the most successful and influential choreographer alive” (The New York Times), he was a six year-old in Seattle cramming his feet into Tupperware glasses so that he could practice walking on pointe. Often the only boy in the dance studio, he was called a sissy, a term he wore like a badge of honor. He was unlike anyone else, deeply gifted and spirited.

Moving to New York at nineteen, he arrived to one of the great booms of dance in America. Audiences in 1976 had the luxury of Merce Cunningham’s finest experiments with time and space, of Twyla Tharp’s virtuosity, and Lucinda Childs's genius. Morris was flat broke but found a group of likeminded artists that danced together, travelled together, slept together. No one wanted to break the spell or miss a thing, because “if you missed anything, you missed everything.” This collective, led by Morris’s fiercely original vision, became the famed Mark Morris Dance Group.

Suddenly, Morris was making a fast ascent. Celebrated by The New Yorker’s critic as one of the great young talents, an androgynous beauty in the vein of Michelangelo’s David, he and his company had arrived. Collaborations with the likes of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yo-Yo Ma, Lou Harrison, and Howard Hodgkin followed. And so did controversy: from the circus of his tenure at La Monnaie in Belgium to his work on the biggest flop in Broadway history. But through the Reagan-Bush era, the worst of the AIDS epidemic, through rehearsal squabbles and backstage intrigues, Morris emerged as one of the great visionaries of modern dance, a force of nature with a dedication to beauty and a love of the body, an artist as joyful as he is provocative.

Out Loud is the bighearted and outspoken story of a man as formidable on the page as he is on the boards. With unusual candor and disarming wit, Morris’s memoir captures the life of a performer who broke the mold, a brilliant maverick who found his home in the collective and liberating world of music and dance.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Mark shares his story.

7:00pm Mark Morris: Out Loud

Before Mark Morris became “the most successful and influential choreographer alive” (The New York Times), he was a six year-old in Seattle cramming his feet into Tupperware glasses so that he could practice walking on pointe. Often the only boy in the dance studio, he was called a sissy, a term he wore like a badge of honor. He was unlike anyone else, deeply gifted and spirited.

Moving to New York at nineteen, he arrived to one of the great booms of dance in America. Audiences in 1976 had the luxury of Merce Cunningham’s finest experiments with time and space, of Twyla Tharp’s virtuosity, and Lucinda Childs's genius. Morris was flat broke but found a group of likeminded artists that danced together, travelled together, slept together. No one wanted to break the spell or miss a thing, because “if you missed anything, you missed everything.” This collective, led by Morris’s fiercely original vision, became the famed Mark Morris Dance Group.

Suddenly, Morris was making a fast ascent. Celebrated by The New Yorker’s critic as one of the great young talents, an androgynous beauty in the vein of Michelangelo’s David, he and his company had arrived. Collaborations with the likes of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yo-Yo Ma, Lou Harrison, and Howard Hodgkin followed. And so did controversy: from the circus of his tenure at La Monnaie in Belgium to his work on the biggest flop in Broadway history. But through the Reagan-Bush era, the worst of the AIDS epidemic, through rehearsal squabbles and backstage intrigues, Morris emerged as one of the great visionaries of modern dance, a force of nature with a dedication to beauty and a love of the body, an artist as joyful as he is provocative.

Out Loud is the bighearted and outspoken story of a man as formidable on the page as he is on the boards. With unusual candor and disarming wit, Morris’s memoir captures the life of a performer who broke the mold, a brilliant maverick who found his home in the collective and liberating world of music and dance.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Mark shares his story.

7:30pm Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes (W/ Darius Himes) Strand Books

Water and air. So very commonplace are these substances, they hardly attract attention - and yet they vouchsafe our very existence. The beginnings of life are shrouded in myth: Let there water and air. Living phenomena spontaneously generated from water and air in the presence of light, though that could just as easily suggest random coincidence as a Deity. Let's just say that t here happened to be a planet with water and air in our solar system, and moreover at precisely the right distance from the sun for the temperatures required to coax forth life. While hardly inconceivable that at least one such planet should exist in the vast reaches of universe, we search in vain for another similar example. Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing. 

Join us in the second floor Art Department as Hiroshi shares his latest work with Darius Himes!

7:30pm Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes (W/ Darius Himes)

Water and air. So very commonplace are these substances, they hardly attract attention - and yet they vouchsafe our very existence. The beginnings of life are shrouded in myth: Let there water and air. Living phenomena spontaneously generated from water and air in the presence of light, though that could just as easily suggest random coincidence as a Deity. Let's just say that t here happened to be a planet with water and air in our solar system, and moreover at precisely the right distance from the sun for the temperatures required to coax forth life. While hardly inconceivable that at least one such planet should exist in the vast reaches of universe, we search in vain for another similar example. Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing. 

Join us in the second floor Art Department as Hiroshi shares his latest work with Darius Himes!

Saturday November 2, 2019 Nov 2, 2019
1:00pm Family Day: Diwali Lights Up Asia Society 2019! Asia Society

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights and New Year, is a time to celebrate good fortune, family and friendships. Celebrate with performances and arts and crafts inspired by Diwali. 

1:00pm Family Day: Diwali Lights Up Asia Society 2019!

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights and New Year, is a time to celebrate good fortune, family and friendships. Celebrate with performances and arts and crafts inspired by Diwali. 

Sunday November 3, 2019 Nov 3, 2019
12:00am 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Boomer Esiason Foundation

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 weekly training programs and advice from certified running coach

  • Weekly emails from a Team Boomer rep for fundraising support and marathon updates

  • Pre-marathon pasta dinner hosted by Boomer Esiason

  • Team bus from NYC to start line

 

12:00am 2019 TCS New York City Marathon

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 weekly training programs and advice from certified running coach

  • Weekly emails from a Team Boomer rep for fundraising support and marathon updates

  • Pre-marathon pasta dinner hosted by Boomer Esiason

  • Team bus from NYC to start line

 

7:00am The ACLU and NYCLU at the TCS New York City Marathon New York Civil Liberties Union

For the second time, the ACLU and its New York affiliate, the New York Civil Liberties Union, are joining the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon as a Charity Partner. Help us run the distance in our tireless defense of civil liberties and civil rights for all New Yorkers.

7:00am The ACLU and NYCLU at the TCS New York City Marathon

For the second time, the ACLU and its New York affiliate, the New York Civil Liberties Union, are joining the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon as a Charity Partner. Help us run the distance in our tireless defense of civil liberties and civil rights for all New Yorkers.

7:00pm Daniel Jose Older: The Book Of Lost Saints (With Ashley C. Ford) Strand Books

An evocative multigenerational Cuban-American family story of revolution, loss, and family bonds.

Marisol vanished during the Cuban Revolution, disappearing with hardly a trace. Now, shaped by atrocities long-forgotten, her foul-mouthed spirit visits her nephew, Ramon, in modern day New Jersey. Her hope: That her presence will prompt him to unearth their painful family history.

Ramon launches a haphazard investigation into the story of his ancestor, unaware of the forces driving him on his search. Along the way, he falls in love, faces a run-in with a murderous gangster, and uncovers the lives of the lost saints who helped Marisol during her imprisonment.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as the bestselling and beloved Daniel Jose Older sits down with Ashley C. Ford to discuss The Book of Lost Saints, his eagerly anticipated meditation on family, forgiveness, and the violent struggle to be free. 

7:00pm Daniel Jose Older: The Book Of Lost Saints (With Ashley C. Ford)

An evocative multigenerational Cuban-American family story of revolution, loss, and family bonds.

Marisol vanished during the Cuban Revolution, disappearing with hardly a trace. Now, shaped by atrocities long-forgotten, her foul-mouthed spirit visits her nephew, Ramon, in modern day New Jersey. Her hope: That her presence will prompt him to unearth their painful family history.

Ramon launches a haphazard investigation into the story of his ancestor, unaware of the forces driving him on his search. Along the way, he falls in love, faces a run-in with a murderous gangster, and uncovers the lives of the lost saints who helped Marisol during her imprisonment.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as the bestselling and beloved Daniel Jose Older sits down with Ashley C. Ford to discuss The Book of Lost Saints, his eagerly anticipated meditation on family, forgiveness, and the violent struggle to be free. 

Monday November 4, 2019 Nov 4, 2019
6:30pm Stoop Share Information Session BRIC

Learn about BRIC's Stoop Share program, see the available resources, hear from previous presenters & partners, and learn how to apply!

Are you a local nonprofit who needs a venue to host a public event? Join us for an info session to learn about BRIC's Stoop Share program, a community engagement initiative that provides the opportunity to share our unique venue with nonprofit organizations based in the immediate area around BRIC House for gatherings, meetings, and performances. See the space and tech resources available, hear from previous Stoop Share partners, and learn how your organization can apply to participate in the program.If you have any additional questions, please email Nia I’man Smith at Nsmith@bricartsmedia.org.

6:30pm Stoop Share Information Session

Learn about BRIC's Stoop Share program, see the available resources, hear from previous presenters & partners, and learn how to apply!

Are you a local nonprofit who needs a venue to host a public event? Join us for an info session to learn about BRIC's Stoop Share program, a community engagement initiative that provides the opportunity to share our unique venue with nonprofit organizations based in the immediate area around BRIC House for gatherings, meetings, and performances. See the space and tech resources available, hear from previous Stoop Share partners, and learn how your organization can apply to participate in the program.If you have any additional questions, please email Nia I’man Smith at Nsmith@bricartsmedia.org.

7:00pm Ashley Longshore: I Do Not Cook, I Do Not Clean, I Do Not Fly Commercial Strand Books

Ashley Longshore delivers exactly what her fans are clamoring for: a look at Ashley's big life, her audacious aphorisms, and of course her sumptuous, glittering art in sublime detail. Ashley Longshore's pop-art paintings are always daring; her art makes noise. On any given day, you may catch her in her New Orleans gallery painting with Blake Lively, talking art and fashion with Dapper Dan in New York, or on a remote island in Hawaii painting.

A prolific artist, she has been compared to Andy Warhol for her passion with pop-culture figures; but it's her infectious personality and humorous real talk that has captured the hearts of and inspired her devoted fans. Ashley's story also peeks at her major blingy collaborations with brands such as Rolex; luxury cosmetics brand Clé de Peau; Veuve Clicquot; Chloé; Mark Cross; and Judith Leiber, to name only a few. Ashley Longshore tells the stories of the self-proclaimed "urban hippie" in glorious color and detail and features her works, collaborations, and her singular and authentic personality

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Ashley shares her story!

7:00pm Ashley Longshore: I Do Not Cook, I Do Not Clean, I Do Not Fly Commercial

Ashley Longshore delivers exactly what her fans are clamoring for: a look at Ashley's big life, her audacious aphorisms, and of course her sumptuous, glittering art in sublime detail. Ashley Longshore's pop-art paintings are always daring; her art makes noise. On any given day, you may catch her in her New Orleans gallery painting with Blake Lively, talking art and fashion with Dapper Dan in New York, or on a remote island in Hawaii painting.

A prolific artist, she has been compared to Andy Warhol for her passion with pop-culture figures; but it's her infectious personality and humorous real talk that has captured the hearts of and inspired her devoted fans. Ashley's story also peeks at her major blingy collaborations with brands such as Rolex; luxury cosmetics brand Clé de Peau; Veuve Clicquot; Chloé; Mark Cross; and Judith Leiber, to name only a few. Ashley Longshore tells the stories of the self-proclaimed "urban hippie" in glorious color and detail and features her works, collaborations, and her singular and authentic personality

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Ashley shares her story!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday November 5, 2019 Nov 5, 2019
6:30pm "First Generation Off the Reservation" with Muriel Miguel & Louis Mofsie Museum of the City of New York

Join artists Muriel Miguel and Louis Mofsie for an intimate conversation about growing up in the 1940s and '50s as “first generation” Native New Yorkers born and raised in Brooklyn, not on a reservation.  As teenagers, Mofsie and Miguel formed the Little Eagles, a performance group which eventually became the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, the city’s oldest resident Native American dance company. While Mofsie still acts as the director, Miguel went on to found Spiderwoman Theater, the longest running Indigenous feminist theater company on Turtle Island (i.e., North America). The two will sit down with performer Soni Moreno to consider how their work as performers, directors, choreographers, and educators has been influenced and informed by their experiences as Native New Yorkers. 

6:30pm "First Generation Off the Reservation" with Muriel Miguel & Louis Mofsie

Join artists Muriel Miguel and Louis Mofsie for an intimate conversation about growing up in the 1940s and '50s as “first generation” Native New Yorkers born and raised in Brooklyn, not on a reservation.  As teenagers, Mofsie and Miguel formed the Little Eagles, a performance group which eventually became the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, the city’s oldest resident Native American dance company. While Mofsie still acts as the director, Miguel went on to found Spiderwoman Theater, the longest running Indigenous feminist theater company on Turtle Island (i.e., North America). The two will sit down with performer Soni Moreno to consider how their work as performers, directors, choreographers, and educators has been influenced and informed by their experiences as Native New Yorkers. 

7:00pm 2019 Gala Honoring Nairy Baghramian & Mary Ceruti SculptureCenter

SculptureCenter will honor artist Nairy Baghramian and former Executive Director and Chief Curator Mary Ceruti, now Executive Director of the Walker Art Center, at its annual gala on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Carol Bove's Studio. All proceeds support SculptureCenter's programs, exhibitions, and commitment to contemporary art and artists.

7:00pm 2019 Gala Honoring Nairy Baghramian & Mary Ceruti

SculptureCenter will honor artist Nairy Baghramian and former Executive Director and Chief Curator Mary Ceruti, now Executive Director of the Walker Art Center, at its annual gala on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Carol Bove's Studio. All proceeds support SculptureCenter's programs, exhibitions, and commitment to contemporary art and artists.

7:00pm Meghan Daum: The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through The New Culture Wars Strand Books

In the fall of 2016, acclaimed author Meghan Daum began working on a book about the excesses of contemporary feminism. With Hillary Clinton soon to be elected, she figured even the most fiercely liberal of her friends and readers could take the criticisms in stride. But after the election, she knew she needed to do more, and her nearly completed manuscript went in the trash. What came out in its place is the most sharply-observed, all-encompassing, and unputdownable book of her career.

In this gripping new work, Meghan examines our country’s most intractable problems with clear-eyed honesty instead of exaggerated outrage. With passion, humor, and most importantly nuance, she tries to make sense of the current landscape—from Donald Trump’s presidency to the #MeToo movement and beyond. In the process, she wades into the waters of identity politics and intersectionality, thinks deeply about the gender wage gap, and tests a theory about the divide between Gen Xers and millennials.

This signature work may well be the first book to capture the essence of this era in all its nuances and contradictions. No matter where you stand on its issues, this book will strike a chord.

7:00pm Meghan Daum: The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through The New Culture Wars

In the fall of 2016, acclaimed author Meghan Daum began working on a book about the excesses of contemporary feminism. With Hillary Clinton soon to be elected, she figured even the most fiercely liberal of her friends and readers could take the criticisms in stride. But after the election, she knew she needed to do more, and her nearly completed manuscript went in the trash. What came out in its place is the most sharply-observed, all-encompassing, and unputdownable book of her career.

In this gripping new work, Meghan examines our country’s most intractable problems with clear-eyed honesty instead of exaggerated outrage. With passion, humor, and most importantly nuance, she tries to make sense of the current landscape—from Donald Trump’s presidency to the #MeToo movement and beyond. In the process, she wades into the waters of identity politics and intersectionality, thinks deeply about the gender wage gap, and tests a theory about the divide between Gen Xers and millennials.

This signature work may well be the first book to capture the essence of this era in all its nuances and contradictions. No matter where you stand on its issues, this book will strike a chord.

7:30pm Suzanne Mcconnell: Pity The Reader Strand Books

The art and craft of writing by one of the few grandmasters of American literature, a bonanza for writers and readers written by Kurt Vonnegut’s former student.

Here is an entirely new side of Kurt Vonnegut, Vonnegut as a teacher of writing. Of course he’s given us glimpses before, with aphorisms and short essays and articles and in his speeches. But never before has an entire book been devoted to Kurt Vonnegut the teacher. Here is pretty much everything Vonnegut ever said or wrote having to do with the writing art and craft, altogether a healing, a nourishing expedition. McConnell has outfitted us for the journey, and in these 37 chapters covers the waterfront of how one American writer brought himself to the pinnacle of the writing art, and we can all benefit as a result.

Kurt Vonnegut was one of the few grandmasters of American literature, whose novels continue to influence new generations about the ways in which our imaginations can help us to live. Few aspects of his contribution have not been plumbed–fourteen novels, collections of his speeches, his essays, his letters, his plays–so this fresh view of him, written by a former student, is a bonanza for writers and readers and Vonnegut fans everywhere.

Join us on the 2nd floor as Suzanne McConnell discusses her book on the teachings of Kurt Vonnegut.

7:30pm Suzanne Mcconnell: Pity The Reader

The art and craft of writing by one of the few grandmasters of American literature, a bonanza for writers and readers written by Kurt Vonnegut’s former student.

Here is an entirely new side of Kurt Vonnegut, Vonnegut as a teacher of writing. Of course he’s given us glimpses before, with aphorisms and short essays and articles and in his speeches. But never before has an entire book been devoted to Kurt Vonnegut the teacher. Here is pretty much everything Vonnegut ever said or wrote having to do with the writing art and craft, altogether a healing, a nourishing expedition. McConnell has outfitted us for the journey, and in these 37 chapters covers the waterfront of how one American writer brought himself to the pinnacle of the writing art, and we can all benefit as a result.

Kurt Vonnegut was one of the few grandmasters of American literature, whose novels continue to influence new generations about the ways in which our imaginations can help us to live. Few aspects of his contribution have not been plumbed–fourteen novels, collections of his speeches, his essays, his letters, his plays–so this fresh view of him, written by a former student, is a bonanza for writers and readers and Vonnegut fans everywhere.

Join us on the 2nd floor as Suzanne McConnell discusses her book on the teachings of Kurt Vonnegut.

Wednesday November 6, 2019 Nov 6, 2019
6:00pm Karamo Brown+ Jason "Rachel" Brown: I Am Perfectly Designed Strand Books
I am Perfectly Designed is an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are, from Karamo Brown, the Culture Expert of Netflix's hit series Queer Eye. In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other.
Join us in the Rare Book Room for the release of this charming children's book with a special storytime.
Please Note:  This event is free for children 8 and under with an accompanying event ticket purchased by an adult. Adults please convey if you will be bringing a child with you to the event in the note section of your order.
6:00pm Karamo Brown+ Jason "Rachel" Brown: I Am Perfectly Designed
I am Perfectly Designed is an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are, from Karamo Brown, the Culture Expert of Netflix's hit series Queer Eye. In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other.
Join us in the Rare Book Room for the release of this charming children's book with a special storytime.
Please Note:  This event is free for children 8 and under with an accompanying event ticket purchased by an adult. Adults please convey if you will be bringing a child with you to the event in the note section of your order.
6:30pm Art Auction & Cocktail Party Children's Museum of the Arts

Children’s Museum of the Arts’ Art Auction & Cocktail Party will return again for a stunning evening at our museum in SoHo. The museum will be transformed into an elegant venue featuring 100 contemporary art works donated by artists specially chosen by guest curators. Join us for a VIP evening celebrating the individuals, artists, and supporters who have made CMA the premier children’s museum in the city over the last 30 years. A silent auction of celebrated works runs throughout the evening, with all proceeds benefiting CMA.

All proceeds from artwork sold at the auction support CMA’s free Community Programs, which bring high-quality arts education to vulnerable children throughout New York City. These programs serve children on the autism spectrum, those with physical disabilities, children living in transitional housing, children attending Title 1 schools, and families navigating the NYC child welfare system. Last year, CMA served approximately 138,000 children and family members, with 42,000 receiving free service through our Community Programs. Your contribution directly supports CMA’s ability to provide families with access to these vital resources free of charge

6:30pm Art Auction & Cocktail Party

Children’s Museum of the Arts’ Art Auction & Cocktail Party will return again for a stunning evening at our museum in SoHo. The museum will be transformed into an elegant venue featuring 100 contemporary art works donated by artists specially chosen by guest curators. Join us for a VIP evening celebrating the individuals, artists, and supporters who have made CMA the premier children’s museum in the city over the last 30 years. A silent auction of celebrated works runs throughout the evening, with all proceeds benefiting CMA.

All proceeds from artwork sold at the auction support CMA’s free Community Programs, which bring high-quality arts education to vulnerable children throughout New York City. These programs serve children on the autism spectrum, those with physical disabilities, children living in transitional housing, children attending Title 1 schools, and families navigating the NYC child welfare system. Last year, CMA served approximately 138,000 children and family members, with 42,000 receiving free service through our Community Programs. Your contribution directly supports CMA’s ability to provide families with access to these vital resources free of charge

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: Lindy West And Hari Kondabolu @ Symphony Space Strand Books

Lindy West, the groundbreaking author of Shrill, is joined by comedian Hari Kondabolu (Netflix’s Warn Your Relatives) to discuss her highly anticipated new essay collection. The Witches Are Coming investigates what it means to be a woman in the #MeToo era and how we arrived at this moment of cultural reckoning.

All tickets will come with a copy of The Witches Are Coming.

Produced in cooperation with Symphony Space and PEN America.

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: Lindy West And Hari Kondabolu @ Symphony Space

Lindy West, the groundbreaking author of Shrill, is joined by comedian Hari Kondabolu (Netflix’s Warn Your Relatives) to discuss her highly anticipated new essay collection. The Witches Are Coming investigates what it means to be a woman in the #MeToo era and how we arrived at this moment of cultural reckoning.

All tickets will come with a copy of The Witches Are Coming.

Produced in cooperation with Symphony Space and PEN America.

Thursday November 7, 2019 Nov 7, 2019
6:30pm Year of Upheaval: 1919 and Its Legacies Museum of the City of New York

A century ago, in the years after World War I, tensions were on high nation-wide and no issue ignited the partisan divide more than labor. In 1919, over four million workers went on strike as the government, stoked by fear of radicalism, clamped down on activists and union organizers. Inspired by our current exhibition, City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York, acclaimed memoirist Vivian Gornick, author of Emma Goldman: The Revolution as a Way of Life, eminent historians Beverly Gage and Shannon King, and curator Steven Jaffe offer an interdisciplinary look back at this pivotal year. 

6:30pm Year of Upheaval: 1919 and Its Legacies

A century ago, in the years after World War I, tensions were on high nation-wide and no issue ignited the partisan divide more than labor. In 1919, over four million workers went on strike as the government, stoked by fear of radicalism, clamped down on activists and union organizers. Inspired by our current exhibition, City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York, acclaimed memoirist Vivian Gornick, author of Emma Goldman: The Revolution as a Way of Life, eminent historians Beverly Gage and Shannon King, and curator Steven Jaffe offer an interdisciplinary look back at this pivotal year. 

7:00pm Making A Life Panel (Featuring Melanie Falick) Strand Books

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metal-smiths, print-makers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Melanie discusses her latest book with contributors Lotta Jansdotter and Renate Hiller!

7:00pm Making A Life Panel (Featuring Melanie Falick)

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metal-smiths, print-makers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Melanie discusses her latest book with contributors Lotta Jansdotter and Renate Hiller!

7:30pm Isabelle O’Connell Irish Arts Center

Dublin-born contemporary pianist Isabelle O’Connell, who has performed engagements at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Ireland’s National Concert Hall, takes Irish Arts Center audiences on an intimate journey into her exciting repertoire of 20th and 21st century music, including work by eminent Irish composers Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Bill Whelan, Seóirse Bodley, Jane O’Leary, and Siobhán Cleary.

7:30pm Isabelle O’Connell

Dublin-born contemporary pianist Isabelle O’Connell, who has performed engagements at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Ireland’s National Concert Hall, takes Irish Arts Center audiences on an intimate journey into her exciting repertoire of 20th and 21st century music, including work by eminent Irish composers Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Bill Whelan, Seóirse Bodley, Jane O’Leary, and Siobhán Cleary.

7:30pm Yesika Salgado: Hermosa On The 2Nd Floor (With Aziza Barnes) Strand Books

Hermosa is the path to becoming one’s own home. A thread pulled when Salgado thinks about who she is and who she has been. Beyond the survival, grief, and fight, Hermosalives in the small moments hidden beneath it all. A journey of firsts, of mistakes, of celebrations, of the love, the crush, the disaster, the rebuilding, and the never-ending cycle of growth. Join us in the Rare Book Room as Yesika Salgado launches her new book Hermosa. Yesika will be joined in conversation by fellow author Aziza Barnes.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Yesika Salgado launches her new book Hermosa. Yesika will be joined in conversation by fellow author Aziza Barnes.

7:30pm Yesika Salgado: Hermosa On The 2Nd Floor (With Aziza Barnes)

Hermosa is the path to becoming one’s own home. A thread pulled when Salgado thinks about who she is and who she has been. Beyond the survival, grief, and fight, Hermosalives in the small moments hidden beneath it all. A journey of firsts, of mistakes, of celebrations, of the love, the crush, the disaster, the rebuilding, and the never-ending cycle of growth. Join us in the Rare Book Room as Yesika Salgado launches her new book Hermosa. Yesika will be joined in conversation by fellow author Aziza Barnes.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Yesika Salgado launches her new book Hermosa. Yesika will be joined in conversation by fellow author Aziza Barnes.

Friday November 8, 2019 Nov 8, 2019
7:00pm Anna Borges: The More Or Less Definitive Guide To Self-Care Strand Books

Anna Borges, Senior Health Editor at Self and author of The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care, will host the panel discussion about intersectional self-care focusing on things like how identity influences self-care, barriers to self-care, how good self-care differs from the commercialized shiny thing people have come to see it as, etc. 

The actual panel will be comprised of three voices. The first panelist is Lane Moore, former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and bestselling author of How to Be Alone . The second panelist is Jeffrey Marsh, influencer host and author of How to Be You. And the final voice is popular podcast host Tracy Clayton.

Self-care is everywhere—but sound-bites on this trendy subject tend to focus more on face masks and bubble baths than on its key objective: mental health. Now, top health writer Anna Borges is here to fix that in The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care.

Formerly at BuzzFeed, Borges helped popularize the self-care movement in the first place, and her book distills the “self-care internet” into an A to Z list with over 200 entries—from soul-searching prompts to simple pick-me-ups. Readers can tailor their own routines by choosing among Borges’s strategies, which cover four distinctive realms of self-care: physical, mental, social, and spiritual.

Drawing on real-world experience (her own and others’) as well as expert advice, Borges empowers readers to take charge of their well-being. This beautifully illustrated guide is a one-stop shop for mind, body, and soul.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Anna, Lane, Jeffrey, and Tracy talk about all the best ways to take care of yourself!

7:00pm Anna Borges: The More Or Less Definitive Guide To Self-Care

Anna Borges, Senior Health Editor at Self and author of The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care, will host the panel discussion about intersectional self-care focusing on things like how identity influences self-care, barriers to self-care, how good self-care differs from the commercialized shiny thing people have come to see it as, etc. 

The actual panel will be comprised of three voices. The first panelist is Lane Moore, former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and bestselling author of How to Be Alone . The second panelist is Jeffrey Marsh, influencer host and author of How to Be You. And the final voice is popular podcast host Tracy Clayton.

Self-care is everywhere—but sound-bites on this trendy subject tend to focus more on face masks and bubble baths than on its key objective: mental health. Now, top health writer Anna Borges is here to fix that in The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care.

Formerly at BuzzFeed, Borges helped popularize the self-care movement in the first place, and her book distills the “self-care internet” into an A to Z list with over 200 entries—from soul-searching prompts to simple pick-me-ups. Readers can tailor their own routines by choosing among Borges’s strategies, which cover four distinctive realms of self-care: physical, mental, social, and spiritual.

Drawing on real-world experience (her own and others’) as well as expert advice, Borges empowers readers to take charge of their well-being. This beautifully illustrated guide is a one-stop shop for mind, body, and soul.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Anna, Lane, Jeffrey, and Tracy talk about all the best ways to take care of yourself!

Monday November 11, 2019 Nov 11, 2019
7:00pm Mark Z. Danielewski: The Little Blue Kite Strand Books

We all have fears, but if we can’t face the small ones how will we face the big ones? In Mark Danielewski's new book The Little Blue Kite, Kai is afraid to fly a little blue kite. But Kai is also very, very brave, and overcoming this small fear will lead him on a great adventure.

Remember: all great adventures start with one little moment. You know the one. It’s like a gentle breeze whispering in your ear what you already know by heart:

not even the sky is the limit . . .

Join us in the Rare Book Room for the release of Mark Danielewski's new book!

7:00pm Mark Z. Danielewski: The Little Blue Kite

We all have fears, but if we can’t face the small ones how will we face the big ones? In Mark Danielewski's new book The Little Blue Kite, Kai is afraid to fly a little blue kite. But Kai is also very, very brave, and overcoming this small fear will lead him on a great adventure.

Remember: all great adventures start with one little moment. You know the one. It’s like a gentle breeze whispering in your ear what you already know by heart:

not even the sky is the limit . . .

Join us in the Rare Book Room for the release of Mark Danielewski's new book!

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

Hosted by Paul Muldoon
With house band Rogue Oliphant

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

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

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

Hosted by Paul Muldoon
With house band Rogue Oliphant

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

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

7:30pm And The Bride Closed The Door (W/ Jessica Cohen And Bethany Ball) Strand Books

In this moving and humorous look at contemporary Israel and the chaotic ups and downs of love everywhere, a young bride shuts herself up in a bedroom on her wedding day, refusing to get married. Her family gathers outside the locked door, not knowing what to do. The bride's mother has lost a younger daughter in unclear circumstances. Her grandmother is hard of hearing, yet seems to understand her better than anyone. Ilan, a cousin who likes to wear women’s clothes and jewelry, clings to his grandmother like a little boy. The family tries an array of unusual tactics to ensure the wedding goes ahead, including a psychologist specializing in brides who change their mind and a ladder truck from the Palestinian Authority electrical company. The only communication they receive from behind the door are scribbled notes, one of them a cryptic poem about a prodigal daughter returning home. The harder they try to reach the defiant woman, the more convinced is the despairing groom that her refusal should be respected. But what, exactly, ought to be respected? Is this merely a case of cold feet? A feminist statement? A mourning ritual for a lost sister?

7:30pm And The Bride Closed The Door (W/ Jessica Cohen And Bethany Ball)

In this moving and humorous look at contemporary Israel and the chaotic ups and downs of love everywhere, a young bride shuts herself up in a bedroom on her wedding day, refusing to get married. Her family gathers outside the locked door, not knowing what to do. The bride's mother has lost a younger daughter in unclear circumstances. Her grandmother is hard of hearing, yet seems to understand her better than anyone. Ilan, a cousin who likes to wear women’s clothes and jewelry, clings to his grandmother like a little boy. The family tries an array of unusual tactics to ensure the wedding goes ahead, including a psychologist specializing in brides who change their mind and a ladder truck from the Palestinian Authority electrical company. The only communication they receive from behind the door are scribbled notes, one of them a cryptic poem about a prodigal daughter returning home. The harder they try to reach the defiant woman, the more convinced is the despairing groom that her refusal should be respected. But what, exactly, ought to be respected? Is this merely a case of cold feet? A feminist statement? A mourning ritual for a lost sister?

Tuesday November 12, 2019 Nov 12, 2019
7:30pm Leila Taylor: Darkly (W/ Laina Dawes) Strand Books
To be a goth is to be out of joint with your surroundings—prone to daydreaming and longing for something beyond the here and now. This can be dangerous for a Black person in the United States, where lingering somewhere often results in violence and simply existing in a space is enough to warrant a call to the police. To be Black and a goth is a kind of double marginalization.
 
In Darkly Leila Taylor, a self-described AfroGothicist, explores the intersection of Black culture and goth culture, connecting it to a permanent state of melancholy resulting from slavery and the continuous subjugation of Black people. From the eerie post-industrial streets of her hometown Detroit to the unmarked burial grounds of servants and slaves under New York City, Taylor argues that the American Gothic is a result of the repressed and unresolved trauma of racial oppression.
 
But Darkly is also about how the terror of American racism has been metamorphosed into AfroGothicist art. This can be seen in the music of Billie Holiday and M Lamar, the novels of Octavia Butler, and the films of Jordan Peele. A unique debut, Darkly argues that until racial oppression is dismantled America will continue to be haunted, sleeping with one eye open.
 

I am struck by the depth of Leila Taylor's vision. The generosity shown in the way a history (and present) is illuminated. This book does so much beautiful work to widen the expectations and understandings of blackness, and I am immensely thankful for it. -Hanif Abdurraqib, New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest

Join us as Leila Taylor sits down with Laina Dawes to discuss her work.
7:30pm Leila Taylor: Darkly (W/ Laina Dawes)
To be a goth is to be out of joint with your surroundings—prone to daydreaming and longing for something beyond the here and now. This can be dangerous for a Black person in the United States, where lingering somewhere often results in violence and simply existing in a space is enough to warrant a call to the police. To be Black and a goth is a kind of double marginalization.
 
In Darkly Leila Taylor, a self-described AfroGothicist, explores the intersection of Black culture and goth culture, connecting it to a permanent state of melancholy resulting from slavery and the continuous subjugation of Black people. From the eerie post-industrial streets of her hometown Detroit to the unmarked burial grounds of servants and slaves under New York City, Taylor argues that the American Gothic is a result of the repressed and unresolved trauma of racial oppression.
 
But Darkly is also about how the terror of American racism has been metamorphosed into AfroGothicist art. This can be seen in the music of Billie Holiday and M Lamar, the novels of Octavia Butler, and the films of Jordan Peele. A unique debut, Darkly argues that until racial oppression is dismantled America will continue to be haunted, sleeping with one eye open.
 

I am struck by the depth of Leila Taylor's vision. The generosity shown in the way a history (and present) is illuminated. This book does so much beautiful work to widen the expectations and understandings of blackness, and I am immensely thankful for it. -Hanif Abdurraqib, New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest

Join us as Leila Taylor sits down with Laina Dawes to discuss her work.
7:30pm Shannon Pufahl: On Swift Horses Strand Books

On the 2nd floor, Shannon Pufahl will be discussing her new book, On Swift Horses which tells the story of a lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law as they follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West.

Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in: She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel's nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined. And so she begins slipping off to the Del Mar racetrack to bet and eavesdrop, learning the language of horses and risk. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, working at a local casino where tourists watch atomic tests from the roof, and falling in love with Henry, a young card cheat. When Henry is eventually discovered and run out of town, Julius takes off to search for him in the plazas and dives of Tijuana, trading one city of dangerous illusions and indiscretions for another.

7:30pm Shannon Pufahl: On Swift Horses

On the 2nd floor, Shannon Pufahl will be discussing her new book, On Swift Horses which tells the story of a lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law as they follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West.

Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in: She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel's nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined. And so she begins slipping off to the Del Mar racetrack to bet and eavesdrop, learning the language of horses and risk. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, working at a local casino where tourists watch atomic tests from the roof, and falling in love with Henry, a young card cheat. When Henry is eventually discovered and run out of town, Julius takes off to search for him in the plazas and dives of Tijuana, trading one city of dangerous illusions and indiscretions for another.

Wednesday November 13, 2019 Nov 13, 2019
7:00pm William Wheeler: State Of War: Inside El Salvador, The World's Most Violent Country Strand Books

Born in Los Angeles, the gang MS-13 was founded in the 1980's by Salvadoran refugees who had been hardened in a civil war stoked by American foreign policy. But the gang found its way home a decade later, as the U.S. began deporting thousands of convicts each year back to the Northern Triangle: El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Today, those countries share the world's highest murder rates, and account for 70 percent of the migrants arriving at the U.S. southern border.

Foreign correspondent William Wheeler tracks MS-13 from L.A., where he meets the founders of the gang, to El Salvador, where three generations of Salvadorans have been drawn into an escalating cycle of conflict. State of War tells the tragic story of a brutal civil war that has never ended.

7:00pm William Wheeler: State Of War: Inside El Salvador, The World's Most Violent Country

Born in Los Angeles, the gang MS-13 was founded in the 1980's by Salvadoran refugees who had been hardened in a civil war stoked by American foreign policy. But the gang found its way home a decade later, as the U.S. began deporting thousands of convicts each year back to the Northern Triangle: El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Today, those countries share the world's highest murder rates, and account for 70 percent of the migrants arriving at the U.S. southern border.

Foreign correspondent William Wheeler tracks MS-13 from L.A., where he meets the founders of the gang, to El Salvador, where three generations of Salvadorans have been drawn into an escalating cycle of conflict. State of War tells the tragic story of a brutal civil war that has never ended.

7:00pm Investing in Letting Go: Yogishri + Bijan Sabet Rubin Museum

In the business world, success is equated with material gain. The premise of venture capitalist Bijan Sabet’s business is to invest in order to earn more, and his early investment in digital platforms like Twitter and Tumblr could be described as prescient. But does this type of success yield happiness? In their first time meeting together, the whizz investor Sabet and the Indian guru Yogishri will search for what happiness we can hope to find beyond cashing in.

Tickets go on sale August 22.

7:00pm Investing in Letting Go: Yogishri + Bijan Sabet

In the business world, success is equated with material gain. The premise of venture capitalist Bijan Sabet’s business is to invest in order to earn more, and his early investment in digital platforms like Twitter and Tumblr could be described as prescient. But does this type of success yield happiness? In their first time meeting together, the whizz investor Sabet and the Indian guru Yogishri will search for what happiness we can hope to find beyond cashing in.

Tickets go on sale August 22.

7:30pm A Celebration of Edna O’Brien Irish Arts Center

Featuring Edna O’Brien in conversation with Richard Ford

From her landmark debut, The Country Girls, through sixty years of novels, short stories, poetry, plays, biographies and memoir, Edna O’Brien has stirred imaginations across generations.

The legendary author sits down with Richard Ford to look back on her immense contribution to literature, which upended the literary establishment and broke down social barriers. A host of writers and actors join in the tribute with readings from some of her most seismic works.

O’Brien’s 20th novel, Girl, will be released in October.

7:30pm A Celebration of Edna O’Brien

Featuring Edna O’Brien in conversation with Richard Ford

From her landmark debut, The Country Girls, through sixty years of novels, short stories, poetry, plays, biographies and memoir, Edna O’Brien has stirred imaginations across generations.

The legendary author sits down with Richard Ford to look back on her immense contribution to literature, which upended the literary establishment and broke down social barriers. A host of writers and actors join in the tribute with readings from some of her most seismic works.

O’Brien’s 20th novel, Girl, will be released in October.

Friday November 15, 2019 Nov 15, 2019
7:00pm Tom Rush: Naked Soul Rubin Museum

Now celebrating 52+ years of touring, Tom Rush has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with countless hits and has left his stamp on generations of artists. His impact on the American music scene has been profound, as he helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s. Artists like James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Garth Brooks, and countless others have cited Tom as major influences.

7:00pm Tom Rush: Naked Soul

Now celebrating 52+ years of touring, Tom Rush has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with countless hits and has left his stamp on generations of artists. His impact on the American music scene has been profound, as he helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s. Artists like James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Garth Brooks, and countless others have cited Tom as major influences.

7:00pm The Writers Studio Reading Series Presents The Pushcart Prize XLIV: Best Of Small Presses 2020 Strand Books

The Writers Studio, in partnership with The Strand Bookstore, is pleased to present The Pushcart Prize XLIV - Best of the Small Presses 2020. Published every year since 1976, The Pushcart Prize is one of the most honored literary projects in America, featuring hundreds of presses and writers of short stories, poetry, and essays in its annual collections.

7:00pm The Writers Studio Reading Series Presents The Pushcart Prize XLIV: Best Of Small Presses 2020

The Writers Studio, in partnership with The Strand Bookstore, is pleased to present The Pushcart Prize XLIV - Best of the Small Presses 2020. Published every year since 1976, The Pushcart Prize is one of the most honored literary projects in America, featuring hundreds of presses and writers of short stories, poetry, and essays in its annual collections.

Saturday November 16, 2019 Nov 16, 2019
11:15am Pay + Racial Equity in Museums with Museum Hue Rubin Museum

The issue of pay and racial equity in the museum field is in the spotlight today, like never before. The publication of an anonymous spreadsheet reporting salaries at major museums, as well as the recent call from the Association of Art Museum Directors to eliminate unpaid internships, have advanced an industry-wide conversation about the glass ceiling that disproportionately affects women and people of color. As some museum professionals have begun taking matters into their own hands by electing to join unions and enforce workers’ rights, others are wondering how they can best empower themselves and each other to bring the topic to the forefront at their home institutions.

Together with Museum Hue, an organization focused on racial equity in the arts, this discussion at The Long Table encourages current and aspiring museum professionals to join us to discuss experiences, thoughts, and strategies in pushing forward the conversation about pay and racial equity in museums.

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

The Long Table is supported by Shelley and Donald Rubin.

11:15am Pay + Racial Equity in Museums with Museum Hue

The issue of pay and racial equity in the museum field is in the spotlight today, like never before. The publication of an anonymous spreadsheet reporting salaries at major museums, as well as the recent call from the Association of Art Museum Directors to eliminate unpaid internships, have advanced an industry-wide conversation about the glass ceiling that disproportionately affects women and people of color. As some museum professionals have begun taking matters into their own hands by electing to join unions and enforce workers’ rights, others are wondering how they can best empower themselves and each other to bring the topic to the forefront at their home institutions.

Together with Museum Hue, an organization focused on racial equity in the arts, this discussion at The Long Table encourages current and aspiring museum professionals to join us to discuss experiences, thoughts, and strategies in pushing forward the conversation about pay and racial equity in museums.

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

The Long Table is supported by Shelley and Donald Rubin.

2:00pm Military Deployment's Impact on Families Rubin Museum

When members of the Armed Forces go on military deployment, how are their families impacted? How do their relationships weather repeated separations, and how can these relationships be strengthened? Blue Star Families and Stand Beside Them host a discussion with experts and community members on how service members, their families, and their communities can work together to empower families and spouses during military deployment. They seek to end isolation, strengthen family unity, and focus on reintegration once a military family member has returned.

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

This Long Table conversation will be followed by a free tour of the Rubin galleries at 3:00 PM.

2:00pm Military Deployment's Impact on Families

When members of the Armed Forces go on military deployment, how are their families impacted? How do their relationships weather repeated separations, and how can these relationships be strengthened? Blue Star Families and Stand Beside Them host a discussion with experts and community members on how service members, their families, and their communities can work together to empower families and spouses during military deployment. They seek to end isolation, strengthen family unity, and focus on reintegration once a military family member has returned.

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

This Long Table conversation will be followed by a free tour of the Rubin galleries at 3:00 PM.

6:00pm HAIR: A Ritual for Creativity and Strength Rubin Museum

Hair has always had deep symbolic resonance: Samson loses his strength when shorn; a Buddhist nun shaves her head to demonstrate her separation from material concerns; the hair of Blade Runner’s Nexus-7 replicant Rachael Tyrell loses its rigidity at the moment she discovers her humanity. Even relationships with our stylists can outlive those with our romantic partners.The material on top of our heads is dead. Why is it so meaningful?

Hair is a central element of our identity, whether we use it or lose it. This workshop introduces a ritual that leverages the inherent transformative power of hair—no matter its length, shape, thickness, or absence. Part of a larger science experiment conducted with neuroscientist Dr. Beau Lotto and his Lab of Misfits, this evening will give you the tools to recognize your inhibitions and clear the path to what’s beyond: more freedom to consciously create a life of your own choosing.

6:00pm HAIR: A Ritual for Creativity and Strength

Hair has always had deep symbolic resonance: Samson loses his strength when shorn; a Buddhist nun shaves her head to demonstrate her separation from material concerns; the hair of Blade Runner’s Nexus-7 replicant Rachael Tyrell loses its rigidity at the moment she discovers her humanity. Even relationships with our stylists can outlive those with our romantic partners.The material on top of our heads is dead. Why is it so meaningful?

Hair is a central element of our identity, whether we use it or lose it. This workshop introduces a ritual that leverages the inherent transformative power of hair—no matter its length, shape, thickness, or absence. Part of a larger science experiment conducted with neuroscientist Dr. Beau Lotto and his Lab of Misfits, this evening will give you the tools to recognize your inhibitions and clear the path to what’s beyond: more freedom to consciously create a life of your own choosing.

8:00pm 7th Annual New York Trad Fest Irish Arts Center

Tony DeMarco brings together masters of Irish, Americana, bluegrass, and Cajun traditions at the annual Trad Fest. Kick off this citywide music festival at Irish Arts Center with Mickey Kelly, Cajun greats Kelli Jones and Joel Savoy, and more. 

8:00pm 7th Annual New York Trad Fest

Tony DeMarco brings together masters of Irish, Americana, bluegrass, and Cajun traditions at the annual Trad Fest. Kick off this citywide music festival at Irish Arts Center with Mickey Kelly, Cajun greats Kelli Jones and Joel Savoy, and more. 

Monday November 18, 2019 Nov 18, 2019
7:00pm Charlton Mcilwain: Black Software (W/ Ruha Benjamin) Strand Books

Activists, pundits, politicians, and the press frequently proclaim today's digitally mediated racial justice activism the new civil rights movement. As Charlton D. McIlwain shows in this book, the story of racial justice movement organizing online is much longer and varied than most people know. In fact, it spans nearly five decades and involves a varied group of engineers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, journalists, and activists. But this is a history that is virtually unknown even in our current age of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Black Lives Matter. 

Beginning with the simultaneous rise of civil rights and computer revolutions in the 1960s, McIlwain, for the first time, chronicles the long relationship between African Americans, computing technology, and the Internet. In turn, he argues that the forgotten figures who worked to make black politics central to the Internet's birth and evolution paved the way for today's explosion of racial justice activism. From the 1960s to present, the book examines how computing technology has been used to neutralize the threat that black people pose to the existing racial order, but also how black people seized these new computing tools to build community, wealth, and wage a war for racial justice.Through archival sources and the voices of many of those who lived and made this history, Black Software centralizes African Americans' role in the Internet's creation and evolution, illuminating both the limits and possibilities for using digital technology to push for racial justice in the United States and across the globe.

7:00pm Charlton Mcilwain: Black Software (W/ Ruha Benjamin)

Activists, pundits, politicians, and the press frequently proclaim today's digitally mediated racial justice activism the new civil rights movement. As Charlton D. McIlwain shows in this book, the story of racial justice movement organizing online is much longer and varied than most people know. In fact, it spans nearly five decades and involves a varied group of engineers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, journalists, and activists. But this is a history that is virtually unknown even in our current age of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Black Lives Matter. 

Beginning with the simultaneous rise of civil rights and computer revolutions in the 1960s, McIlwain, for the first time, chronicles the long relationship between African Americans, computing technology, and the Internet. In turn, he argues that the forgotten figures who worked to make black politics central to the Internet's birth and evolution paved the way for today's explosion of racial justice activism. From the 1960s to present, the book examines how computing technology has been used to neutralize the threat that black people pose to the existing racial order, but also how black people seized these new computing tools to build community, wealth, and wage a war for racial justice.Through archival sources and the voices of many of those who lived and made this history, Black Software centralizes African Americans' role in the Internet's creation and evolution, illuminating both the limits and possibilities for using digital technology to push for racial justice in the United States and across the globe.

7:00pm Enlightenment by Trial and Error: Dan Harris + Jay Michaelson Rubin Museum

Join us for an intimate, lively, and fun conversation between ABC News anchor, bestselling author, and unlikely meditation guru Dan Harris, and his longtime friend, Daily Beast columnist and rabbi/meditation teacher Jay Michaelson.

To mark the release of Jay's new book "Enlightenment by Trial and Error," these two skeptical contemplatives will talk about the power of non-conformity, defying societal expectations of how journalists (or meditation teachers) are supposed to act.

Dan will also ask Jay what he means by "the slippery slopes of Jewish spirituality, postmodern Buddhism, and other mystical heresies," which is the subtitle of his new book.

Your ticket includes a copy of "Enlightenment by Trial and Error," and Jay will be gladly signing books after the schmooze.

7:00pm Enlightenment by Trial and Error: Dan Harris + Jay Michaelson

Join us for an intimate, lively, and fun conversation between ABC News anchor, bestselling author, and unlikely meditation guru Dan Harris, and his longtime friend, Daily Beast columnist and rabbi/meditation teacher Jay Michaelson.

To mark the release of Jay's new book "Enlightenment by Trial and Error," these two skeptical contemplatives will talk about the power of non-conformity, defying societal expectations of how journalists (or meditation teachers) are supposed to act.

Dan will also ask Jay what he means by "the slippery slopes of Jewish spirituality, postmodern Buddhism, and other mystical heresies," which is the subtitle of his new book.

Your ticket includes a copy of "Enlightenment by Trial and Error," and Jay will be gladly signing books after the schmooze.

Tuesday November 19, 2019 Nov 19, 2019
6:30pm Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure New York Landmarks Conservancy

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

"The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure" with Cynthia S. Brenwall, Conservator and Art Historian, New York City Municipal Archives

Drawing on the unparalleled collection of original designs for Central Park in the New York City Municipal Archives, Cynthia S. Brenwall will tell the story of the creation of New York’s great public park, from its conception to its completion. Her talk will be based on her recently published book, "The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure". The material in this magnificent book ranges from the original winning competition entry; to meticulously detailed maps; to plans and elevations of buildings; to intricate engineering drawings of infrastructure elements; and describes how once it opened, Central Park became an amenity to be enjoyed by all city dwellers, whatever their station in life.

For tickets and additional information please contact 212-840-1840.

6:30pm Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure

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

"The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure" with Cynthia S. Brenwall, Conservator and Art Historian, New York City Municipal Archives

Drawing on the unparalleled collection of original designs for Central Park in the New York City Municipal Archives, Cynthia S. Brenwall will tell the story of the creation of New York’s great public park, from its conception to its completion. Her talk will be based on her recently published book, "The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure". The material in this magnificent book ranges from the original winning competition entry; to meticulously detailed maps; to plans and elevations of buildings; to intricate engineering drawings of infrastructure elements; and describes how once it opened, Central Park became an amenity to be enjoyed by all city dwellers, whatever their station in life.

For tickets and additional information please contact 212-840-1840.

8:00pm Tommy Pico: Feed (W/ Food 4 Thot) Strand Books

ward-winning writer Tommy Pico is launching Feed, the final book in the Teebs Cycle, and what better way to celebrate than by hosting a live show of his hit LGBTQ podcast Food 4 Thot!

Feed is the fourth book in the Teebs tetralogy. It's an epistolary recipe for the main character, a poem of nourishment, and a jaunty walk through New York's High Line park, with the lines, stanzas, paragraphs, dialogue, and registers approximating the park's cultivated gardens of wildness. Among its questions, Feed asks what's the difference between being alone and being lonely? Can you ever really be friends with an ex? How do you make perfect mac & cheese? Feed is an ode of reconciliation to the wild inconsistencies of a northeast spring, a frustrating season of back-and-forth, of thaw and blizzard, but with a faith that even amidst the mess, it knows where it's going.

Join us in the Rare Book Room for this live show!

8:00pm Tommy Pico: Feed (W/ Food 4 Thot)

ward-winning writer Tommy Pico is launching Feed, the final book in the Teebs Cycle, and what better way to celebrate than by hosting a live show of his hit LGBTQ podcast Food 4 Thot!

Feed is the fourth book in the Teebs tetralogy. It's an epistolary recipe for the main character, a poem of nourishment, and a jaunty walk through New York's High Line park, with the lines, stanzas, paragraphs, dialogue, and registers approximating the park's cultivated gardens of wildness. Among its questions, Feed asks what's the difference between being alone and being lonely? Can you ever really be friends with an ex? How do you make perfect mac & cheese? Feed is an ode of reconciliation to the wild inconsistencies of a northeast spring, a frustrating season of back-and-forth, of thaw and blizzard, but with a faith that even amidst the mess, it knows where it's going.

Join us in the Rare Book Room for this live show!

Wednesday November 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019
6:15pm M. Butterfly Asia Society

Asia Society and the Santa Fe Opera’s 2020 Season proudly present the exclusive sitzprobe of Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang's new opera, M. Butterfly. Based on Hwang’s 1988 Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer-Prize finalist Broadway play, M. Butterfly is the story of Rene Gallimard, a French diplomat who carried on a 20-year love affair with Song Liling, a Peking opera star with an astonishing secret that leads to Gallimard's professional and personal ruin. The story’s many parallels with Puccini’s well-known Madama Butterfly are echoed in the new opera’s music, composed by the celebrated young Chinese American composer Huang Ruo. With Kangmin Justin Kim (countertenor) as Song Liling and David Bizic (baritone) as Rene Gallimard.

Don’t miss this highly anticipated world preview of Broadway’s smash hit transformed into operatic form.

6:15pm M. Butterfly

Asia Society and the Santa Fe Opera’s 2020 Season proudly present the exclusive sitzprobe of Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang's new opera, M. Butterfly. Based on Hwang’s 1988 Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer-Prize finalist Broadway play, M. Butterfly is the story of Rene Gallimard, a French diplomat who carried on a 20-year love affair with Song Liling, a Peking opera star with an astonishing secret that leads to Gallimard's professional and personal ruin. The story’s many parallels with Puccini’s well-known Madama Butterfly are echoed in the new opera’s music, composed by the celebrated young Chinese American composer Huang Ruo. With Kangmin Justin Kim (countertenor) as Song Liling and David Bizic (baritone) as Rene Gallimard.

Don’t miss this highly anticipated world preview of Broadway’s smash hit transformed into operatic form.

6:30pm The Megaprojects that Transformed New York Museum of the City of New York

As a new generation of "Master Builders" transform our city at a breakneck pace, we take stock of the megaprojects that have shaped New York, from Rockefeller Center and Roosevelt Island to the newly-minted Hudson Yards. Distinguished urban historians Dr. Lizabeth Cohen, Daniel Okrent, and Dr. Samuel Zipp join urban planner Regina Myer to consider the complex legacies of NYC’s sprawling real estate projects, then and now. Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger moderates. 

Reception to follow.

6:30pm The Megaprojects that Transformed New York

As a new generation of "Master Builders" transform our city at a breakneck pace, we take stock of the megaprojects that have shaped New York, from Rockefeller Center and Roosevelt Island to the newly-minted Hudson Yards. Distinguished urban historians Dr. Lizabeth Cohen, Daniel Okrent, and Dr. Samuel Zipp join urban planner Regina Myer to consider the complex legacies of NYC’s sprawling real estate projects, then and now. Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger moderates. 

Reception to follow.

7:00pm Intercultural Connections Series with Mick Moloney: Close to the Floor? Percussive Dance Traditions in North America Irish Arts Center

This richly illustrated talk discusses the evolution of and relationships between multiple percussive dance forms on the continent, including Appalachian and African American flatfoot and clogging, Irish sean-nós and step dance, North Indian Kathak, Quebecois, Ottawa Valley, Cape Breton, and tap. Featuring a short demo by dancers from Darrah Carr Dance.

7:00pm Intercultural Connections Series with Mick Moloney: Close to the Floor? Percussive Dance Traditions in North America

This richly illustrated talk discusses the evolution of and relationships between multiple percussive dance forms on the continent, including Appalachian and African American flatfoot and clogging, Irish sean-nós and step dance, North Indian Kathak, Quebecois, Ottawa Valley, Cape Breton, and tap. Featuring a short demo by dancers from Darrah Carr Dance.

7:00pm Film Screening: "Ex-Shaman" Rubin Museum

The New York premiere of a unique film presented with The Assemblage along with an immersive shaman-led experience.

The tribe of Amazônia Paiter Surui had no contact with white people until 1969. Since then modernity has encroached, with smartphones, electricity, gas tanks, guns, and Facebook replacing traditional forms of life. In the midst of this new world, an ex-shaman who was forced into evangelical Christianity struggles to heal the suffering people of his village, and faces the wrath of spirits of the forest, who are angered that he has abandoned them.

7:00pm Film Screening: "Ex-Shaman"

The New York premiere of a unique film presented with The Assemblage along with an immersive shaman-led experience.

The tribe of Amazônia Paiter Surui had no contact with white people until 1969. Since then modernity has encroached, with smartphones, electricity, gas tanks, guns, and Facebook replacing traditional forms of life. In the midst of this new world, an ex-shaman who was forced into evangelical Christianity struggles to heal the suffering people of his village, and faces the wrath of spirits of the forest, who are angered that he has abandoned them.

7:00pm Nathan W. Pyle: Strange Planet Strand Books
In the Rare Book Room, comic artist Nathan W. Pyle, creator of NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette and 99 Stories I Could Tell: A Doodlebook To Help You Create, will be releasing his newest book Strange Planet.
 
Straight from the mind of New York Times bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle comes an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple.
7:00pm Nathan W. Pyle: Strange Planet
In the Rare Book Room, comic artist Nathan W. Pyle, creator of NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette and 99 Stories I Could Tell: A Doodlebook To Help You Create, will be releasing his newest book Strange Planet.
 
Straight from the mind of New York Times bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle comes an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple.
Thursday November 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019
11:00am Third Thursday Extended Hours SculptureCenter

Visit SculptureCenter on the third thursday of every month for extended hours until 9 PM

11:00am Third Thursday Extended Hours

Visit SculptureCenter on the third thursday of every month for extended hours until 9 PM

7:00pm Lewis Raven Wallace: The View From Somewhere Strand Books

oin us in the Rare Book Room as author Lewis Raven Wallace talks about the myth of journalistic “objectivity” and the history of marginalized journalists who have challenged and changed journalism in the U.S.  

  #MeToo. #BlackLivesMatter. #NeverAgain. #WontBeErased. Though both the right- and left-wing media claim “objectivity” in their reporting of these and other contentious issues, the American public has become increasingly cynical about truth, fact, and reality. In The View from Somewhere, Lewis Raven Wallace dives deep into the history of “objectivity” in journalism and how its been used to gatekeep and silence marginalized writers as far back as Ida B. Wells.

7:00pm Lewis Raven Wallace: The View From Somewhere

oin us in the Rare Book Room as author Lewis Raven Wallace talks about the myth of journalistic “objectivity” and the history of marginalized journalists who have challenged and changed journalism in the U.S.  

  #MeToo. #BlackLivesMatter. #NeverAgain. #WontBeErased. Though both the right- and left-wing media claim “objectivity” in their reporting of these and other contentious issues, the American public has become increasingly cynical about truth, fact, and reality. In The View from Somewhere, Lewis Raven Wallace dives deep into the history of “objectivity” in journalism and how its been used to gatekeep and silence marginalized writers as far back as Ida B. Wells.

7:00pm Thalia Book Club - Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Water Dancer @ Symphony Space Strand Books
National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) shares his first novel, The Water Dancer, "a boldly imagined work of magic and adventure" with Jacqueline Woodson (Red at the Bone).
 
Special Bonus: All tickets come with a copy of The Water Dancer.
7:00pm Thalia Book Club - Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Water Dancer @ Symphony Space
National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) shares his first novel, The Water Dancer, "a boldly imagined work of magic and adventure" with Jacqueline Woodson (Red at the Bone).
 
Special Bonus: All tickets come with a copy of The Water Dancer.
Saturday November 23, 2019 Nov 23, 2019
11:00am Have Media Dreams? Make Them Happen Here! BRIC

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

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

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

11:00am Have Media Dreams? Make Them Happen Here!

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

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

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

1:00pm Capturing the Vibe: Photojournalists & The Voice Museum of the City of New York

Village Voice photojournalists Amy Arbus, James Hamilton, Sylvia Plachy, and Harvey Wang consider how the Voice provided a window into a wide range of generation-defining moments -- from the glitzy world of Downtown celebs to politics, protests, and current events. Moderated by longtime Voice art editor Vince Aletti, this conversation will delve into what it means to capture the pulse of New York City day in, and day out and how this iconic publication provided a platform for some of the 20th century's most important photojournalists to share their work.

1:00pm Capturing the Vibe: Photojournalists & The Voice

Village Voice photojournalists Amy Arbus, James Hamilton, Sylvia Plachy, and Harvey Wang consider how the Voice provided a window into a wide range of generation-defining moments -- from the glitzy world of Downtown celebs to politics, protests, and current events. Moderated by longtime Voice art editor Vince Aletti, this conversation will delve into what it means to capture the pulse of New York City day in, and day out and how this iconic publication provided a platform for some of the 20th century's most important photojournalists to share their work.

2:00pm The Knights: Family Show BRIC

Families with young children: we'd like to introduce you to The Knights! At our one-hour Family Shows, your little ones will be introduced to classical music in a fun, relaxed, and interactive setting. The Knights are known for connecting with audiences of all ages and educating while entertaining, so even if your little ones arrive sleepy, cranky, wiggly ... they’re guaranteed to leave happy and inspired!

2:00pm The Knights: Family Show

Families with young children: we'd like to introduce you to The Knights! At our one-hour Family Shows, your little ones will be introduced to classical music in a fun, relaxed, and interactive setting. The Knights are known for connecting with audiences of all ages and educating while entertaining, so even if your little ones arrive sleepy, cranky, wiggly ... they’re guaranteed to leave happy and inspired!

3:00pm The Vibe of the Village Festival Museum of the City of New York

At once a feisty upstart neighborhood newspaper that challenged local politics and a self-appointed chronicler of downtown arts and culture, the Voice helped define the free-wheeling spirit of Greenwich Village in the 1950s and '60s and nurtured generations of outstanding American journalists, critics, cartoonists, and photographers. Inspired by the Museum’s exhibition The Voice of the Village: Fred W. McDarrah Photographs and to mark the one year anniversary of the paper's closing, this afternoon-into-evening festival will feature conversations with distinguished former Voice writers, editors, and photographers, and will culminate in a coffeehouse-style concert with legendary musician and raconteur David Amram. 

3:00pm The Vibe of the Village Festival

At once a feisty upstart neighborhood newspaper that challenged local politics and a self-appointed chronicler of downtown arts and culture, the Voice helped define the free-wheeling spirit of Greenwich Village in the 1950s and '60s and nurtured generations of outstanding American journalists, critics, cartoonists, and photographers. Inspired by the Museum’s exhibition The Voice of the Village: Fred W. McDarrah Photographs and to mark the one year anniversary of the paper's closing, this afternoon-into-evening festival will feature conversations with distinguished former Voice writers, editors, and photographers, and will culminate in a coffeehouse-style concert with legendary musician and raconteur David Amram. 

3:00pm New York's Magic Mirror: Writers & The Voice Museum of the City of New York

For over fifty years, The Village Voice was the definitive expression of New York City’s counterculture and downtown scene. This conversation with former Voice journalists Susan Brownmiller, Richard Goldstein, Greg Tate, and Guy Trebay will consider the Voice’s singular place in the journalistic cannon and its embodiment of independent, anti-establishment journalism. Moderated by journalist Ada Calhoun.

3:00pm New York's Magic Mirror: Writers & The Voice

For over fifty years, The Village Voice was the definitive expression of New York City’s counterculture and downtown scene. This conversation with former Voice journalists Susan Brownmiller, Richard Goldstein, Greg Tate, and Guy Trebay will consider the Voice’s singular place in the journalistic cannon and its embodiment of independent, anti-establishment journalism. Moderated by journalist Ada Calhoun.

Sunday November 24, 2019 Nov 24, 2019
12:00pm Japanese Artist Pop Up Shop 6 RESOBOX

We are proud to announce our sixth Japanese Pop Up Shop at RESOBOX East Village!

Accessories such as earrings, necklaces, and more Japanese-inspired products will be on sale! Japanese artist and Japanese-inspired artists are all welcome to join and promote their works! Please join us and see each artist’s unique creations!

12:00pm Japanese Artist Pop Up Shop 6

We are proud to announce our sixth Japanese Pop Up Shop at RESOBOX East Village!

Accessories such as earrings, necklaces, and more Japanese-inspired products will be on sale! Japanese artist and Japanese-inspired artists are all welcome to join and promote their works! Please join us and see each artist’s unique creations!

Monday November 25, 2019 Nov 25, 2019
7:00pm Sen. Sherrod Brown: Desk 88 Strand Books

Sherrod Brown, the senior senator from Ohio, spent the past ten years writing DESK 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America, which tells the story of eight of the previous occupants of the wooden desk where he has sat since being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. Despite their flaws and frequent setbacks, each made a decisive contribution to the creation of a more just America. 

Brown’s predecessors at desk 88 range from Hugo Black, who helped to lift millions of American workers out of poverty, to Robert F. Kennedy, whose eyes were opened by an undernourished Mississippi child and who then spent the rest of his life afflicting the comfortable. Brown revives forgotten figures such as Idaho’s Glen Taylor, a singing cowboy who taught himself economics and stood up to segregationists, and offers new insights into George McGovern, who fought to feed the poor around the world even amid personal and political calamities.  He also writes about Herbert Lehman of New York, Al Gore Sr. of Tennessee, Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island, and William Proxmire of Wisconsin.  

Together, these eight portraits in political courage tell a story about the triumphs and failures of the Progressive idea over the past century: in the 1930s and 1960s, and more intermittently since, politicians and the public have successfully fought against entrenched special interests and advanced the cause of economic or racial fairness. Today, these advances are in peril as employers shed their responsibilities to employees and communities, and a U.S. president gives cover to bigotry. But the Progressive idea is not dead. Recalling his own career, Brown dramatizes the hard work and high ideals required to renew the social contract and create a new era in which Americans of all backgrounds can know the “Dignity of Work.”

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Sen. Brown shares these stories.

7:00pm Sen. Sherrod Brown: Desk 88

Sherrod Brown, the senior senator from Ohio, spent the past ten years writing DESK 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America, which tells the story of eight of the previous occupants of the wooden desk where he has sat since being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. Despite their flaws and frequent setbacks, each made a decisive contribution to the creation of a more just America. 

Brown’s predecessors at desk 88 range from Hugo Black, who helped to lift millions of American workers out of poverty, to Robert F. Kennedy, whose eyes were opened by an undernourished Mississippi child and who then spent the rest of his life afflicting the comfortable. Brown revives forgotten figures such as Idaho’s Glen Taylor, a singing cowboy who taught himself economics and stood up to segregationists, and offers new insights into George McGovern, who fought to feed the poor around the world even amid personal and political calamities.  He also writes about Herbert Lehman of New York, Al Gore Sr. of Tennessee, Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island, and William Proxmire of Wisconsin.  

Together, these eight portraits in political courage tell a story about the triumphs and failures of the Progressive idea over the past century: in the 1930s and 1960s, and more intermittently since, politicians and the public have successfully fought against entrenched special interests and advanced the cause of economic or racial fairness. Today, these advances are in peril as employers shed their responsibilities to employees and communities, and a U.S. president gives cover to bigotry. But the Progressive idea is not dead. Recalling his own career, Brown dramatizes the hard work and high ideals required to renew the social contract and create a new era in which Americans of all backgrounds can know the “Dignity of Work.”

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Sen. Brown shares these stories.

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