With naturalist/author "Wildman" Steve Brill. America's go-to guy for foraging, Brill will lead one of his world-famous foraging tours of the Park, a great place for wild foods, and the summer is an especially rich season.New York City, NY; NYC
Her dynamic explorations of acrylic, ink and other materials have established Kianja Strobert (b. 1980) as an innovative voice in contemporary abstraction. Kianja Strobert: Of This Day in Time, the artist's first solo museum exhibition in New York, brings together a selection of paintings and drawings made over the last five years.New York City, NY; NYC
The program features the great repertoire of the Organ on the 101 rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor & Boody Organ Builders.New York City, NY; NYC
Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C Major, Op. 3
Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65
Aleksander Tansman: Two Pieces for Cello and Piano (1931)
Tansman: Cello Sonata No. 2 (1930)
Tansman: Fantaisie (1936)
After critically acclaimed tours in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, the Cracow Duo makes its New York City debut in a free performance. With over a dozen years of successful concerts abroad, the duo of lifelong friends Jan Kalinowski (cello) and Marek Szlezer (piano) comes to New York in celebration of Fryderyk Chopin's 205th birthday. Recognized in Poland as staunch advocates of their country's musical tradition, the Cracow Duo will perform masterpieces by Chopin, as well as works by the Polish-born composer Aleksander Tansman.New York City, NY; NYC
Legendary songwriters and producers/creators of “The Sound of Philadelphia,” Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, in conversation with Phil Galdston, Faculty Songwriter-in-Residence. Gamble and Huff are responsible for classic recordings by The O'Jays, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, The Jacksons, Dusty Springfield, MFSB, Billy Paul, and more.New York City, NY; NYC
Grammy Award–winning writer and music producer Rob Fusari produced Lady Gaga’s debut studio album, "The Fame." Join him as he demonstrates how he uses Logic Pro X in his creative process. He’ll also share his professional tips and tricks for creating your own award-winning music and take questions from the audience.New York City, NY; NYC
This illustrated history unveils the secret history of how America became a safe haven for thousands of Nazi war criminals. Many of them were brought here after World War II by the CIA and got support from the FBI’s director, J. Edgar Hoover.New York City, NY; NYC
This talk explores the dynamics of authority and evasion in the Soviet Union, where a wide range of citizens practiced the arts of non-compliance and illegal departure — settlers in Siberia, soldiers, and young specialists on assignment. It will focus on escapes from the Gulag and from the “unknown Gulag” of Special Settlements, invoking the use of escapee repertoires in the face of state regimes of confinement.
Lecturer Lewis Siegelbaum is the Jack and Margaret Sweet Professor of History at Michigan State University; among his most important publications are Cars for Comrades: The Life of the Soviet Automobile and Stakhanovism and the Politics of Productivity in the USSR, 1935-1941.New York City, NY; NYC
Featuring over 150 original photographs, the exhibition depicts the three Selma-to-Montgomery marches that rocked the nation and galvanized the Civil Rights Movement in 1965. To be attended by James Barker, Tracy Martin and Michelle Moore Peel.New York City, NY; NYC
Albert "Tootie" Heath is an American jazz hard bop drummer, the brother of tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath and the double-bassist Percy Heath. He first recorded in 1957 with John Coltrane. From 1958 to 1974 he worked with, among others, J. J. Johnson, Wes Montgomery, Art Farmer and Benny Golson's Jazztet, Cedar Walton, Bobby Timmons, Kenny Drew, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Herbie Hancock, Friedrich Gulda, Nina Simone, and Yusef Lateef. In 1975, he, Jimmy and Percy formed the Heath Brothers. He remained with the group until 1978, then left to freelance. He has recorded extensively throughout his career.New York City, NY; NYC
The story of Alias, a young Albino on the run, hunted by local witch doctors who use Albinos body parts for their potions.
The director will introduce the screening. A reception with food and beverages will follow.New York City, NY; NYC
This panel takes up contemporary debates surrounding the legalization of marijuana. They consider the implications of the politics and policies of the “war on drugs;” the incarceration of black men for drug-related crimes and infractions; the medical uses of marijuana; and the social implications of the recreational use of marijuana, particularly in regards to children. They pay particular attention to recent groundbreaking works, such as Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.
Our panel will be led by Ethan Nadelman, who is described by Rolling Stone as "the point man" for drug policy reform efforts, and is widely regarded as the outstanding proponent of drug policy reform both in the United States and abroad. He is the author of the Cops Across Borders (1993) and co-author of Policing the Globe (2008).
A reception will follow the event.New York City, NY; NYC
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga.
Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
141 min.New York City, NY; NYC
Geir Lundestad will reflect on his 25-year experience as Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, a position he just left at the end of 2014. The discussion will focus on the role played by the Nobel Peace Prize in helping to promote international peace and security and in shaping the perceptions of conflict situations or of security challenges.New York City, NY; NYC
Every year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in the categories of: Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Tonight, finalists will read from their work.New York City, NY; NYC
Every year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in the categories of: Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism.New York City, NY; NYC
Stars: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould.
Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
81 minutesNew York City, NY; NYC
Frank Bruni, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times since June 2011, joined the newspaper in 1995, and has been both a White House correspondent and the chief restaurant critic. In his columns, which appear every Sunday and Wednesday, he reflects on diverse topics: American politics, higher education, violence in football, gay rights and his own life as a gay man in a close-knit family. He is the author of two best-sellers: a 2009 memoir, Born Round; and a 2002 chronicle of George W. Bush’s initial presidential campaign, Ambling into History. An audience Q&A and book-signing will follow.New York City, NY; NYC
Hungarian author Ferenc Molnár (1878-1952) was indisputably America’s favorite contemporary playwright from Europe in the 1920s and 30s. Best known today for his plays Liliom (the basis of the musical Carousel), The Play’s the Thing, and The Guardsman, Molnár was immensely prolific as a journalist, short story writer, novelist, and dramatist of forty-two plays, many of which were performed widely throughout Europe and America. This winter, New York City’s award winning Mint Theater Company presents a long forgotten Molnár gem, Fashions for Men, at their 43rd St. theater. Join the Mint at the Library for an evening of scenes and readings from the Library’s Molnár Papers.New York City, NY; NYC
Colson Whitehead is the New York Times best-selling author of Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a MacArthur Fellowship, he lives in New York City.New York City, NY; NYC
This season’s performers were chosen competitively by jury and are among the finest early music artists and ensembles from the New York area and beyond.
Johann Christoph Pez wrote twelve sonatas for two violins, obligato bass instrument, and basso continuo, entitled Duplex Genius. The collection was recently published, but has not yet been recorded and – to the best of our knowledge – never performed.
Adriane Post, violin
Beth Wenstrom, violin
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello and viola da gamba
Simon Martyn-Ellis, theorbo and guitar
Elliot Figg, harpsichordNew York City, NY; NYC
Stars: Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph.
An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.
106 min.New York City, NY; NYC
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi.
A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
89 min.New York City, NY; NYC
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Ralph Meeker.
A man vacationing with his wife and son near a desolate jetty in Baja becomes trapped under a rotten timber as the inevitable tide threatens to drown him.
69 mins.New York City, NY; NYC
A film produced by Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and explicative of the February 2014 protests in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Redgrave and Dr. Damir Arsenijevic, editor of Unbribable Bosnia: The Fight for the Commons, an edited volume of scholarly analysis on the uprising.New York City, NY; NYC
STEVE REICH Music for Pieces of Wood
CAGE Child of Tree
CAGE Third Construction
BRYCE DESSNER Music for Wood and Strings
Not many ensembles make great music on flower pots, but the four dexterous, polyrhythmic masters of Sō Percussion do just that and more. Using drums, marimbas, woodblocks, gongs, and pretty much anything else that can be hit, scraped, or shaken, the group plays some of the most eclectic and consistently excellent music today. Whether performing a new work by The National’s Bryce Dessner or a classic by Steve Reich, Sō Percussion’s “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam” (The New Yorker) is always a great show.New York City, NY; NYC
Join the conversation about the ethics of genetic interventions, including “designer babies” and “savior siblings,” at a one-night-only presentation of the new rock opera Playing God, created by Finnish bioethicists and musicians Matti Häyry and Tuija Takala and legendary drummer Corky Laing (of the celebrated rock band Mountain).
Playing God tells the story of a fictional small town whose inhabitants have enjoyed the benefits of gene technology for decades. As the paths of the young characters—whose lives, loves and futures have been shaped by genetic intervention—collide, the secrets, sacrifices and ethical compromises of the community are exposed. Through the story, music and characters, Playing God challenges the audience to study their own ethical convictions, raising open-ended questions about parental choices, perfection, identity and what it means to be human in a world when our fundamental genes are open to manipulation.
Following the performance, there will be an ethics panel discussion moderated by Joseph J. Fins, MD, The E. William Davis, Jr. MD, Professor of Medical Ethics and Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Director of the Research Ethics Consultation Service, Weill Cornell CTSC.New York City, NY; NYC