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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Concert |
Music In Midtown presents a chamber music concert featuring a stellar group of musicians from the DMA performance program, including Audrey Abela, piano; Federico Diaz, guitar; Patrick Doane, violin; Tanya Gabrielian, pianist; Paladio Garcia, violin; Jonathan Heim, trumpet; Chelsea Lane, harp; Leann Osterkamp, piano; John Popham; Alexei Tartakovski, piano; and Jin Suk Yu, violin. Works by Bartok, Haydn, Hindemith, Hovhaness and Janacek will be performed.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Feb 22
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, February 22, 2018, 02/22/2018, Chamber Music on Fifth: Bartok, Haydn, Hindemith, Janacek
Classical Music |
Following their previous exploration of composer Johann Rosenmüller’s work while at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice has naturally led ACRONYM to take a fresh look at Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Rosenmüller and Vivaldi held the same position at the Venetian school, just decades apart. ACRONYM’s arrangement of The Four Seasons is a continuous reading of the masterpiece. Baroque string band ACRONYM is dedicated to recording and giving modern premieres of the wild instrumental music of the seventeenth century. Edwin Huizinga, violin Johanna Novom, violin Adriane Post, violin Beth Wenstrom, violin Kyle Miller, viola Karina Schmitz, viola Kivie Cahn-Lipman, tenor viol Loren Ludwig, bass viol Paul Dwyer, violoncello Doug Balliett, violone Simon Martyn-Ellis, theorbo Elliot Figg, harpsichord and organ    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Feb 22
1:15 pm

Free

Concerts, February 22, 2018, 02/22/2018, ACRONYM: Ospedale della Pietà
Book Reading |
We all know that we can’t put down our sodas or our cellphones. But what if these cravings were engineered—by design? And what if these desires actually caused damage – not just to ourselves, but to our families, our friends, and to our entire society?    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Feb 22
2:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, February 22, 2018, 02/22/2018, Robert Lustig discusses his book The Hacking of the American Mind
Screening |
Unreal takes place behind the scenes of the fictional dating competition show Everlasting, as the show’s producers manipulate the contestants to get the footage they need. Caitlin FitzGerald takes the reins in Season 3 as Everlasting’s female “suitress,” Serena, who the producers have to keep in check as she works her way through 25 eager male suitors, all the while exploring what it means to be a working woman and find love. 90 min. The screening will be followed by a conversation with cast member Shiri Appleby, showrunner and executive producer Stacy Rukeyser, and co-creator and executive producer Sarah Gertrude Shapiro.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Feb 22
4:00 pm

Free

Screenings, February 22, 2018, 02/22/2018, Unreal: Season 3 Premiere of the Lifetime Series
Film |
Stars: Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ángel Aranda. After landing on a mysterious planet, a team of astronauts begin to turn on each other, swayed by the uncertain influence of the planet and its strange inhabitants. 88 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Feb 22
6:00 pm

Free

Films, February 22, 2018, 02/22/2018, Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires (1965): Bloodsuckers from Outer Space
Film |
Explores the world of Black Americans, picturing a Black taxi driver in New York, comedian Dick Gregory, the Black Muslims, and Black city and country people from all economic strata in major cities, as they express their views. Percy Sutton, Manhattan Borough President and former President of NAACP, tells of his freedom ride into the Deep South. Culminates in a speech by Malcolm X.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Feb 22
6:00 pm

Free

Films, February 22, 2018, 02/22/2018, Walk in My Shoes: Documentary on Black American Worlds
Lecture |
A lecture on the highly anticipated film Black Panther and the evolution of blackness in US comic books with Jonathan W. Gray (Associate Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center and John Jay College).    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Feb 22
6:30 pm

Free

Lectures, February 22, 2018, 02/22/2018, Descendants of Kings and Queens: Black Panther and Entangled African Cosmopolitanism
Play |
Trinidad-American community leader Keami La Croix has made a name for herself in Crown Heights’s West Indie community as the "Black Robin Hood." But when she decides to create a campaign to reform the violence-stricken, yet very popular Brooklyn J’ouvert — the pre-dawn celebration that originated from slaves impersonating their masters’ masquerade balls — she is met by severe resistance from the black community that once loved her. Written by Karina Billini. Directed by Andrés López-Alicea. Featuring Jonathan Crimeni, Moire Kiyingi, Jillian Macklin, Miranda Powers, and Matthew Thomas Scott.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Feb 22
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, February 22, 2018, 02/22/2018, New Voices Playwrights Festival: Ah Sweeter Lyme
Book Reading |
The first half of Chris Hughes' life followed the perfect arc of the American Dream. He grew up in a small town in North Carolina. His parents were people of modest means, but he was accepted into an elite boarding school and then Harvard, both on a scholarship. There, he met Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz and became one of the co-founders of Facebook. In telling his story, Hughes demonstrates the powerful role fortune and luck play in today's economy.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Feb 22
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, February 22, 2018, 02/22/2018, Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes reads from his book Fair Shot
Classical Music |
Program: Piston: Quartet No. 3 Debussy: Quartet in G minor Guido López Gavilán: Guaguanco The Grammy Award–winning Harlem Quartet embodies the best of New York arts: exceptional musicians who aim to advance diversity in the world of classical music, engage new audiences, and present repertoire by composers from underrepresented communities. The ensemble brings its “fresh, bracing and intelligent” approach (Cincinnati Enquirer) to a program that showcases its breadth and depth.      New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Feb 22
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, February 22, 2018, 02/22/2018, The Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet performs works by Debussy and others
Lecture |
A lecture by Frauke Berndt.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Feb 22
8:00 pm

Free

Lectures, February 22, 2018, 02/22/2018, Walls Work: Zones of Ambiguity in Contemporary Performance-Art

Friday, February 23, 2018

Symposium |
Lectures and panels include topics such as the emergence of the plus-size fashion industry in the early twentieth century, the impact of popular culture on how we assess the female body, and fashion accessibility for the disabled in the technological age. The symposium hopes to foster a dialogue about how the fashion industry has contributed to the marginalization of certain body types, and to shed new light on the work of designers, models, and activists who challenge what constitutes the “ideal” fashion body. Speakers include Project Runway co-host Tim Gunn; designers Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano, and Becca McCharen; author of The Fashioned Body Dr. Joanne Entwistle; co-founder of JAG Models Gary Dakin; founder of The Model Alliance Sara Ziff; and Aimee Mullins, who has transcended her own physical challenges to gain worldwide recognition as an Olympian, a model, and an actor.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Feb 23
10:00 am

to 5:00 pm

Free

Symposiums, February 23, 2018, 02/23/2018, Fashion and Physique
Film |
Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Marta Barrio. Actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a six-part episodic road trip through Europe. This time they're in Spain, sampling the restaurants, eateries, and sights along the way.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Feb 23
1:00 pm

Free

Films, February 23, 2018, 02/23/2018, Michael Winterbottom's The Trip to Spain (2017): Eating Their Way Through Europe
Film |
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson. About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. 118 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Feb 23
1:00 pm

Free

Films, February 23, 2018, 02/23/2018, Reginald Hudlin's Marshall (2017): The Future Supreme Court Justice
Discussion |
Artificial Intelligence and its associated technologies offer enormous promise for future economic and social development, but also raise thorny ethical and public policy issues that are not easily resolved. This panel of experts from the US, China, and Brazil will provide varying perspectives on this very timely topic. Speakers: - Robin J. Lewis, Co-Chair, Worldview Global Culture Alliance and former Associate Dean, School of International and Public Affairs - Liangang Sun, Professor, Peking University; Artificial Intelligence Innovation Strategist; and Ronaldo Lemos, Visiting Professor, School of International and Public Affairs    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Feb 23
2:00 pm

Free

Discussions, February 23, 2018, 02/23/2018, Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Governance and Public Policy
Lecture |
In this talk, Seth Kovens of Rutgers University analyzes how and why an ill-treated cargo of green sea turtles from the Caribbean to New York City in 1866 provoked a minor transatlantic sensation about race, rescue, animal rights, and humanitarianism in Britain and the US.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Feb 23
4:00 pm

Free

Lectures, February 23, 2018, 02/23/2018, The Transatlantic Turtle: Race, Rescue, and Humanitarianism, 1866
Film |
Digitalization has changed society. While data is becoming the "new oil", data protection is becoming the new "pollution control". This creative documentary opens an astonishing inside view into the lawmaking milieu on EU level. A compelling story of how a group of politicians try to protect todays society against the impact of Big Data and mass surveillance. 100 Min. In German with English subtitles.      New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Feb 23
6:30 pm

Free

Films, February 23, 2018, 02/23/2018, David Bernet's Democracy (2015): Big Data and Privacy
Film |
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff. Harold "Speedy" Swift, a fan of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, saves from extinction the city's last horse-drawn trolley, operated by his girlfriend's grandfather. 85 min. With: Peter Krasinski, organ    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Feb 23
7:00 pm

Free

Films, February 23, 2018, 02/23/2018, Ted Wilde's Speedy (1928): Silent Movie with Live Organ Accompaniment
Party |
The city's most cerebral happy hour. The Library After Hours features music, performances, and behind-the-scenes access to the Library’s collections. Turn back to childhood for one nostalgic night of reveling in the delight of children's stories. Check out collections displays of rare children's literature, watch classic cartoons, craft your own children's books, and come ready to share your favorite youthful reading memories. Young at Heart will include: - A one-night-only specially curated collections display showcasing the Library children's lit holdings from colonial New England to the early 20th century - A selection of classic kids' cartoons on 16mm film: Dr. Seuss, Silly Symphony, and more. - Crafting with the collections: grab a drink and do some coloring of vintage illustrations from Beatrix Potter, Hans Christian Andersen, Mother Goose, and more; create your own illustrated children's books. - Story time! Rediscover the childhood pleasure of being read to. - Quiet room with games, coloring, and puzzles - Music and dancing courtesy of DJ Reborn = Snacks & drinks available for purchase 21+ | ID required    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Feb 23
7:00 pm

Free

Partys, February 23, 2018, 02/23/2018, The Library After Hours: Young at Heart
Concert |
Founded in 2011 by Rachel Rakov, Choirfly's members share a love of singing in addition to their affections for comic books, video games, sci-fi, RPGs, and fantasy. Choirfly aims to bring the excitement of a cappella to all audiences, geeks and non-geeks alike. Their repertoire delights and excites fans of Doctor Who, video games, Firefly, Weird Al, Jonathan Coulton, and Flight of the Conchords.       New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Feb 23
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, February 23, 2018, 02/23/2018, Choirfly: New York City's Premier Nerd-Themed A Cappella Group
Cabaret |
Family "Liquid" Dinner is a Cabaret starring Kiley Caughey and Jessie Bangarang Atkinson featuring all music styles and special guest performers. Each performance has a different theme based on a stereotypical attendee of a family dinner like "Drunk Uncle" or "Angsty Teenager". Kiley and Jessie met at an open mic after both moving to NYC to pursue music and theatre. This is where they found their "NYC family". Come to dinner, they've saved you a place at the table.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Feb 23
9:00 pm

$5

Concerts, February 23, 2018, 02/23/2018, Liquid Family Dinner

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Park Walk |
Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour. This is a 45-minute long tour led by High Line docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather.  Tours are every Saturday until February 24, 2018.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Feb 24
12:00 pm

Free

Park Walks, February 24, 2018, 02/24/2018, High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Classical Music |
Program: Bach: Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig, BWV 768 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80 Der Himmel lacht! die Erde jubilieret, BWV 31 Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 Trinity Baroque Orchestra and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street featuring soloists Molly Netter, Sarah Brailey, Clifton Massey, Stephen Sands, and Jonathan Woody; Julian Wachner, conductor    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Feb 24
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, February 24, 2018, 02/24/2018, Organ Inauguration: Bach at One
Discussion |
One of the most pressing conversations in Hollywood is how to increase the number of female storytellers. In building on a conversation from last year, they will discuss how vital the female gaze is for progressively depicting a more representative and inclusive female narrative.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Feb 24
4:00 pm

Free

Discussions, February 24, 2018, 02/24/2018, Female Gaze: Women Storytellers in Holywood
Classical Music |
The New York Piano Society, a non-profit that seeks to develop non-professional pianists who have careers outside of music, presents selected musicians who spend their working hours as doctors, architects, engineers, mathematicians, police officers, and more. This concert will present two outstanding NYPS Performers in Residence: Alok Dutt and Yiran Wang, Career Finance Professionals, NYPS Pianists. Works by Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Grieg and more .    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Feb 24
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, February 24, 2018, 02/24/2018, New York Piano Society Winter Recital: Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Grieg

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Classical Music |
In an immense celebration befitting the centennial of Philharmonic Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein and his affinity for the music of former Philharmonic Music Director Gustav Mahler, the Philharmonic presents a 13-hour expedition through Bernstein’s recordings of Mahler’s complete symphonies. Bernstein’s marked scores from the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives will be projected in real-time. Between each symphony, special guests will read excerpts from Bernstein’s own writings on Mahler, and video clips of Bernstein talking about Mahler will be projected. The recordings were released on the Sony/Columbia label and recorded between 1960 and 1967 with the New York Philharmonic (Symphonies Nos. 1–7 and 9) and the London Symphony Orchestra (Symphony No. 8). Come for one symphony, or show your dedication and stay for them all!      New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Feb 25
10:00 am

to 11:00 pm

Free

Concerts, February 25, 2018, 02/25/2018, Bernstein’s Mahler Marathon: The Sony Recordings
Screening |
Featuring: Look But With Love: A Story of Women; Look But With Love: A Story of Dance - Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and presented by WITHIN, this nonfiction series follows extraordinary women in Pakistan actively working to change their communities. A Story of Dance features a dancer who has stood up to old community norms to teach children their cultural history through dance and A Story of Women features a community of courageous anti-terrorist officers in Nowshera, the epicenter of the terrorist insurgency. Testimony - This shares the stories of five survivors of sexual assault and their journey to healing. Its goal is to inspire those who have been silenced to speak out, while building courage amongst survivors. Under the Net -  In one of the world’s largest refugee camps in Tanzania, where malaria is the number one killer, the lives of an 11-year-old girl named Amisa and her ill-stricken family are changed forever by the simple gift of mosquito bed nets.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Feb 25
12:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Screenings, February 25, 2018, 02/25/2018, Virtual Reality Experience Program
Film |
Stars: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. 107 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Feb 25
12:00 pm

Free

Films, February 25, 2018, 02/25/2018, Ron Clements & John Musker's Moana (2016): Animated Blockbuster
Parade |
Head to Chinatown to check out the annual Lunar New Year Parade for amazing visuals, delicious treats, and mesmerizing cultural performances. This party features all sorts of vendors, food, and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Dog. The parade starts at 1:00 p.m.  Show up early to grab a prime spot along the route.      New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Feb 25
1:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Parades, February 25, 2018, 02/25/2018, 19th Annual New York City Lunar New Year Parade and Festival
Film |
A visually imaginative drama portraying love and loneliness in a beautiful and breathtaking way. The plot revolves around the highs and lows of an oddball romance with exuberant abandon: two introverted coworkers finding out by pure chance that they have the same dream every night. 116 min. Followed by a Q&A with the director.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Feb 25
2:00 pm

Free

Films, February 25, 2018, 02/25/2018, Ildikó Enyedi's On Body and Soul (2017): Oscar-Nominated Hungarian Film
Film |
Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson. A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. 116 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Feb 25
6:00 pm

Free

Films, February 25, 2018, 02/25/2018, Steven Spielberg's The Post (2017): Exposing the Pentagon Papers
Jazz |
The Hendrik Helmer Trio is comprised of Geoff Burke, George Papageorge and Hendrik Helmer.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Feb 25
7:00 pm

$5

Concerts, February 25, 2018, 02/25/2018, The Hendrik Helmer Trio
Comedy Club |
Bad news, everyone. Attempting to hook in audience members with their unique "local news" themed twist, Alex Ptak, Kevin Froleiks, and Carmen Lagala will be hosting some of the hottest line-ups in the city. An anonymous source was quoted as saying "Please go to church before. It's a hot stand-up comedy show." With: Mike Recine (Late Night with Conan O'Brien), Kath Barbadoro (Comedy Central), Jay Welch (Roast Battle at The Stand)    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Feb 25
7:00 pm

$5...

Comedy Clubs, February 25, 2018, 02/25/2018, Bad News: It's a Comedy Show

Monday, February 26, 2018

Film |
Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic. The incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 113 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Feb 26
11:00 am

Free

Films, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Stephen Chbosky's Wonder (2017): Child with Differences
Classical Music |
Program: Bach: Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut, BWV 173 Erwünschtes Freudenlicht, BWV 184 Trinity Baroque Orchestra and soloists from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Molly Netter, Madeline Healey, Melissa Attebury, Clifton Massey, Timothy Hodges, Brian Giebler, Paul An, and Edmund Milly; Julian Wachner, conductor    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Feb 26
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Bach at One Concert
Workshop |
Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Feb 26
5:30 pm

Free

Workshops, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Body Blast: Dance and Sculpt
Film |
The first film dedicated to the men who conceived some of the most remarkable and visionary car designs of the 20th Century. The designers of an era that many call the Italian Automotive Renaissance. It features a series of interviews of leading men of the field accompanied with stellar imagery of their projects and cars, shot to capture the finest detail and emotion. Their story is kept alive, burgeoning with the passion of thousands of ardent followers and enthusiasts. It is a film that celebrates true creativity, passion and beauty. 52 min. In Italian with English subtitles    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Feb 26
6:30 pm

Free

Films, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Gianluca Migliarotti's Driving Dreams (2016): Dazzling Italian Cars
Staged Reading |
Paris, 1873. Emile Zola turns to his philosophical mentor scientist Claude Bernard to help save his stage production of Therese Raquin. Big mistake. Written by Robert Lyons.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Feb 26
7:00 pm

Free

Staged Readings, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Zola's Laboratory: Writer in Trouble
Lecture |
From the beginning, art has been imperialism’s preferred terrain. Much has been written about the impoverishment of different cultures whose artistic treasures were expropriated to enrich Western aristocracies and embellish Western museums. What will be the meaning of modern art if we consider this plunder its origin? Speaker Ariella Azoulay is a Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Comparative Literature at Brown University, a film essayist, and an independent curator of archives and exhibitions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Feb 26
7:30 pm

Free

Lectures, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Plunder: The Origins of Modern Art

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Film |
Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas. A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. 204 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Feb 27
12:00 pm

Free

Films, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 (2017): Dystopic Sequel
Lecture |
Franz Baumann, Visiting Research Professor at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences International Relations Program, will discuss the governance challenge of climate change action.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Feb 27
12:30 pm

Free

Lectures, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, The Governance Challenge of Climate Change Action
Tour |
A docent-led tour of items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. The tour last approximately 45 minutes and covers highlights of the show.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Feb 27
12:30 pm

Free

Tours, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition
Concert |
On their second U.S. tour, Cuban early music ensemble Ars Longa presents a program centered around villancicos of celebrated eighteenth century Cuban maestro de capilla Esteban Salas alongside baroque works from Bolivia.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Feb 27
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Ars Longa: Baroque Music from Cuba and the New World
Book Signing |
As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be. In this moving and powerful book, she shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field—a place of acceptance, purpose, and passion—a place of joy. Restrictions apply.  Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Feb 27
7:00 pm

Free

Book Signings, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Maria Shriver signs copies of her book I've Been Thinking. . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life
Book Reading |
Two-time Booker Prize-winning author Peter Carey gives us a wildly exuberant, wily new novel that circumnavigates 1954 Australia, revealing as much about the country/continent as it does about three audacious individuals who take part in the infamous 10,000-mile race, the Redex Trial.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Feb 27
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Peter Carey reads from his book A Long Way from Home
Classical Music |
David Briggs, organist. Works by J.S. Bach, Haydn, Briggs, Franck, and Dukas. The program concludes with an improvised Symphony in Four Movements on themes submitted by the audience.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Feb 27
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, February 27, 2018, 02/27/2018, Organ Works by Bach, Haydn, Franck

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Lecture |
Seeking to explain the survival of her children and grandchildren, Esther Stermer of Borszczów declared in her memoir: “Our family in particular would not let the Germans have their way easily. We had vigor, ingenuity, and determination to survive. Above all our family would stand together. When one of us was in danger, the others could not cower to escape. They proved their personal strength and character, time and again”.  But what role did family solidarity actually play in their survival? And what were the limits of it in the survival strategies that other Jews in Eastern Galicia employed? Based on testimonies, diaries, memoirs and oral interviews, this lecture considers the family networks which could increase individual and group survival. It examines how family members managed to evade capture and deportation by relying on the intervention and support of close, distant and surrogate relatives. Lecturer Natalia Aleksiun is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, New York.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Feb 28
12:00 pm

Free

Lectures, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Family Networks and Surviving the Holocaust in Eastern Europe
Book Reading |
Who makes your clothes? This used to be an easy question to answer: it was the seamstress next door, or the tailor on the high street - or you made them yourself. Today we rarely know the origins of the clothes hanging in our closets. The local shoemaker, dressmaker and milliner are long gone, replaced by a globalised fashion industry worth $1.5 trillion a year. In Wardrobe Crisis, fashion journalist Clare Press explores the history and ethics behind what we wear. Putting her insider status to good use, Press examines the entire fashion ecosystem, from sweatshops to haute couture, unearthing the roots of today’s buy-and-discard culture. She traces the origins of icons like Chanel, Dior and Hermès; charts the rise and fall of the department store; and follows the thread that led us from Marie Antoinette to Carrie Bradshaw.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Feb 28
6:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Clare Press discusses her book Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion
Lecture |
The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition. The university will host the 2017 Caine Prize winner, the Sudanese writer Bushra al-Fadil. His prize-winning story, “The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away,” was translated by graduate student Max Shmookler and published in The Book of Khartoum: A City in Short Fiction.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Feb 28
6:15 pm

Free

Lectures, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Bushra al-Fadil, Winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing
Talk |
The digital revolution and interactivity changed many aspects of our life, but how much did it affect storytelling and film? The Kissinger Twins present Cinematic Labyrinths, their interactive non-linear storytelling showcase. They will talk about film and interactive media, their inspirations and present their award-winning projects: from Attitude (2002) to SXSW finalist Forget Me Not and Sufferosa, one of the biggest web-based interactive films.  During the presentation, members of the audience are invited to interact with selected projects. The Kissinger Twins will close the presentation with a live cinema performance of Sufferosa and a poetic Cinematic VR film Lucidreams.      New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Feb 28
6:30 pm

Free

Talks, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Cinematic Labyrinths: Interactive and Immersive Storytelling by The Kissinger Twins
Discussion |
As a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code goes into effect, experts with different points of view discuss its implications and ways of redesigning our current system to benefit all. Panelists include Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist and distinguished professor; Lily Batchelder, NYU law professor and former deputy director of President Obama’s National Economic Council; Leonard Burman, director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and professor at Syracuse University; Lawrence Kotlikoff, professor at Boston University and co-author of Get What’s Yours, on social security benefits; and Kathleen Hays, global economics and policy editor at Bloomberg (moderator).      New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Feb 28
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, U.S. Tax Reform: Where Are We Now? - with Paul Krugman of The New York Times
Screening |
The Marshall Project’s “We Are Witnesses” explores the American criminal-justice system through interviews with those whose lives have been touched by it. Watch four videos from the project and then hear from the subjects in person. Featuring: - Eduardo Padro, New York State Supreme Court judge (retired) - Sergeant Edwin Raymond, NYPD - Ayana Thomas, formerly incarcerated in the federal prison system - Jennifer Gonnerman (moderator), staff writer at The New Yorker There are 2.2 million people in our jails and prisons; 1 in 115 adults is confined behind bars; our inmate population is four times larger than it was in 1980. “We Are Witnesses,” is an ambitious short film series that offers a very different sort of calculation: the human cost of locking up so many citizens for so many years. The project comprises 19 videos, each between two and six minutes long. Together, the ex-prisoners, police officers, prison guards, judges, and crime victims on screen present a 360-degree portrait of the state of crime and punishment in the United States.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Feb 28
6:30 pm

Free

Screenings, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, The Marshall Project: We Are Witnesses
Open Mike |
Speak about a cause you believe in. Join a revolution of intelligent passionate people doing real things to make this world a better place. Be part of a process to express your ideas and insights about the current social issues of the day.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Feb 28
8:00 pm

Free

Open Mikes, February 28, 2018, 02/28/2018, Open Mike Night of Theater, Song, Ideas and Current Events

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Tour |
Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheat pasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 1
9:45 am

Free

Tours, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Williamsburg Street Art Tour
Gallery Talk |
A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 1
1:00 pm

Free

Gallery Talks, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
Film |
Pianist 'Reed' Hansen has been accompanying classes of Martha Graham's technique at The Juilliard School since 1958 and has had an enduring relationship from the early '70's with the Martha Graham School and the Martha Graham Dance Company. Martha Graham chose Hansen as her personal accompanist and considered him "sacrosanct." This beautiful documentary offers a pristine journey through sound and movement, giving overdue credence to the essential contribution that accompanists make to the dance world.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 1
5:00 pm

Free

Films, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Terese Capucilli's Lawrence 'Reed' Hansen: The Sacrosanct Accompanist: A Musical Journey Through Martha Graham's Dance Technique
Lecture |
Revolution or (De)Evolution - Living inside the mental and spiritual prison for years during the Soviet times, Russian gays became caught up in Perestroika and liberalization. However, that "honeymoon" would not last long and Russian LGBT would be forced to hide themselves once again in the closets, or flee the country, afraid of persecution, torture, and permanent humiliation. What does it mean to live under the rainbow shadow within Putin's Russia? With: Lyosha Gorshkov, Co-President at RUSA LGBT (Russian-Speaking American LGBTQ Association).    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 1
6:30 pm

Free

Lectures, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Queers and Fears: Russia Then and Now
Book Reading |
From the bestselling author of The Black Swan, a bold new work that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 1
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Nassim Nicholas Taleb discusses his book Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
Concert |
Dress up like you’re going back in time to your favorite New York City night club, then dance your way to the future with New York City's most entertaining house band. Tonight, Joe McGinty and The Loser’s Lounge turn their gaze to the ultimate disco diva, Donna Summer. Platforms and polyester optional, but highly recommended if you want to win the evening’s Best Dressed Contest.      New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 1
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, March 01, 2018, 03/01/2018, Joe McGinty & The Loser’s Lounge Present: Donna Summer, A Night at the Disco!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Play |
The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project tell the story of life that goes on after tragedy. It tells the story of distance, of confusion and of loss. In 1998, the town of Laramie, Wyoming became a place known to the whole nation, as Matthew Shepard lost his life due to the hate of others. In 2016, Orlando, Florida became known for the lost of 49 lives for the same reason.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Mar 2
7:30 pm

Free

Plays, March 02, 2018, 03/02/2018, The Laramie Project: Wyoming Tragedy

Monday, March 5, 2018

Book Reading |
When Jay Mendelsohn enrolls in the Odyssey seminar his son Daniel teaches at Bard College, the two men begin an emotional and intellectual adventure. This is Jay’s "one last chance" to learn the great literature he'd neglected in his youth—and a final opportunity to more fully understand his son, a writer and classicist. Jay's responses to The Odyssey uncover secrets that allow the son to understand his difficult father at last. Best-selling author Daniel Mendelsohn is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books.     New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Mar 5
8:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, March 05, 2018, 03/05/2018, Daniel Mendelsohn discusses his book An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Discussion |
Vladimir Putin is expected be to get a new six-year term in Russia's presidential elections on March 18. What will he do next? This next term as president is supposed to be Putin's last, given constitutional term limits. Will he change the constitution, step down, or find some other means of retaining power? Even as Putin faces this political dilemma, he must also address Russia's stagnant economy, still dependent on oil exports and under harsh Western sanctions. Russia's economy is growing slower than rivals such as the U.S. and Europe, falling further behind the West in economic terms. Can the Kremlin fix its economy? Will Putin's new term as president lead to policies that revitalize Russia, or is the country stuck with many more years of economic stagnation and political repression? Panel discussion with: -- Sarah Sokhey, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, and author of the paper "Social Spending and Putin's Popularity" -- Yuval Weber, Global Fellow, The Wilson Center, and author of the paper "Russia's Debate about Economic Growth" -- Chris Miller, Assistant Professor of International History, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Eurasia Research Director, Foreign Policy Research Institute    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 6
12:00 pm

Free

Discussions, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, Russia after Putin's 'Reelection'
Classical Music |
Accomplished soloists from the Lucy Moses School perform music by Bach, Vieuxtemps, Schumann and Liszt at this afternoon performance.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 6
2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, The Henry Schneider Young Virtuosos Concert
Play |
As the rain pours down and the water keeps rising, a mother sits in a flooded basement, weeping. After her son is gunned down by police, Mary, a woman with a cracked past, finds herself paralyzed with grief. So her mother, sister, and daughter try to uplift and help her wade through the water, as she mourns. But when her tears begin to overflow, deep family secrets rise all around them. And once their painful past floats to the top, there's no telling who's going to drown. Written by Donja R. Love Directed by Saheem Ali    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 6
3:00 pm

Free

Plays, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, In the Middle: A Workshop Production
Concert |
Yarn/Wire, described as “restlessly curious” (Time Out NY), returns to perform the US premiere of a work by the young, pioneering composer Catherine Lamb. curvo totalitas is a 45-minute tour de force that seamlessly shifts perceptions, allowing the listener to get lost in its unique sound world.     New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 6
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, Yarn/Wire, 'Restlessly Curious' Ensemble
Book Reading |
Change the world one trip at a time. In this illuminating collection of stories and lessons from the road, acclaimed travel writer Rick Steves shares a powerful message that resonates now more than ever. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 6
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, PBS host Rick Steves discusses his book Travel as a Political Act
Master Class |
Lauded by The Washington Post as “revitalizing the world of contemporary music” with “jaw-dropping virtuosity,” Sandbox Percussion has established themselves as a leading proponent in this generation of contemporary percussion chamber music. Brought together by their love of chamber music and the simple joy of playing together, Sandbox Percussion captivates audiences with performances that are both visually and aurally stunning. Through compelling collaborations with composers and performers, Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese, Ian Rosenbaum and Terry Sweeney seek to engage a wider audience for classical music.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 6
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, Sandbox Percussion, 'Jaw-Dropping' Enemble
Classical Music |
Program: STRAVINSKY Three Pieces for String Quartet MESSIAEN Quartet for the End of Time Ensemble Connect, part of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute—is a two-year fellowship providing the finest post-graduate musicians with performance opportunities in New York at the same time they are teaching in the city's public schools.     New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 6
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, Ensemble Connect performs Messiaen, Stravinsky
Performance |
Heather Massie's one-woman play explores the life, inventions and person of Hedy Lamarr. Viennese-born Hollywood film star of the 1930s-1950s, and known as the most beautiful woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr stored away knowledge of munitions while married to arms dealer, Fritz Mandl. She employed this knowledge to support the US Navy's war effort during WWII by inventing The Secret Communication System to make torpedoes more accurate. Also referred to as Frequency Hopping or Spread Spectrum Technology, her invention is used today in cell phones, WiFi, CDMA, GPS, Bluetooth and a myriad of other wireless Systems.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 6
7:30 pm

Free

Performances, March 06, 2018, 03/06/2018, Hedy! The Life and Inventions of Hedy Lamarr: A One-Woman Show

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Concert |
Featuring: Rhapsody in Blue Performed by Angela Chiang, Jordan Cowan, Joel Dear, Christian Erwin, Jennifer Gruver, Jessica Huot, Stephanie Spencer, Tara Nicole Stamm, Conor Wagar and Sally Jeanne Watkins Choreography by Elisa Angeli Music George Gershwin Arctic Memory Performed by Valerie Levin Choreography by Jody Sperling Music by composers Brooks Williams and Beo Morales This version of “Arctic Memory” is adapted from material Jody Sperling developed during a 43-day polar science mission to the Arctic. While there, as the first and to-date only choreographer-in-residence aboard a US Coast Guard icebreaker, Sperling danced on sea ice and made the short film “Ice Floe,” winner of a Creative Climate Award. The work draws inspiration from modern-dance pioneer Loïe Fuller (1862-1928). In Passing Performed by Joel Dear and Christian Erwin Choreography by Joel Dear and Christian Erwin Music “When We Were Young” by Adele Two men, strangers crossing paths in a busy city. Upon seeing a familiarity in the stranger’s face, a memory is restored as one man is transported back to a relationship unresolved.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Mar 7
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, 2018 City Skate Concert with Ice Theatre of New York
Talk |
Peter Marks joined The Washington Post as its chief drama critic in 2002. Previously, he worked for more than nine years at The New York Times, where he was a drama critic, theater reporter, metro reporter and national correspondent during the 2000 presidential campaign.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Mar 7
1:00 pm

Free

Talks, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, Peter Marks, Theatre Critic for The Washington Post
Screening |
An exclusive look at the Timeless premiere episode "The War to End All Wars" which centers on the first woman to win a Nobel prize, Marie Curie. After the screening, People Magazine Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle will moderate a conversation with star Abigail Spencer, co-showrunner Arika Lisanne Mittman, executive producer Marney Hochman, costume designer Mari-An Ceo, and Dr. Valerie Paley, Vice President, Chief Historian and Director of the Center for Women's History.  They will discuss the importance of highlighting women in history, the impact they have on today's culture, and how these trailblazers are portrayed in Timeless.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Mar 7
3:30 pm

Free

Screenings, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, NBC's Timeless: An Exclusive Look at the Premiere Episode
Screening |
Explore the exhibition Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. (6-7pm) before catching a preview of CNN's American Dynasties: The Kennedys. A confident, popular John F. Kennedy is sworn in as the youngest-ever-elected American president, but he will have to rely on his brother Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to help him navigate the disasters of 1961. Stick around afterward for a special panel discussion. Panel: - John Berman, Co-Anchor of CNN Newsroom - Tim Naftali, CNN presidential historian and former director of the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library - Alexis Coe, Presidential historian and author - David Nasaw, Author, biographer and historian    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Mar 7
7:00 pm

Free

Screenings, March 07, 2018, 03/07/2018, CNN's American Dynasties: The Kennedys: Preview the Documentary

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dance Performance |
We've always been taught not to stare; that if someone "different" catches our eye we’ve objectified them. Alternatively, should we possess a birthmark, a glorious height or a visible disability we risk being too noticeable, ostracized. In both scenarios, there is a limitation where one does not see beyond mere physical characteristics and the other cannot be anything but other. How can we create a safe space to really look? How can we nurture people to reveal who they are with fierceness and vulnerability and within the context of high art? This is On Display, a safe place where people have the time to engage with difference and those who are often ostracized are empowered through their own authenticity. A movement installation devised to disrupt public spaces with a meditative sculpture court of real people now reenters a traditional venue with the same energy of the outdoors. Heidi Latsky Dance will use this time to experiment with the multimedia aspects (film, projection, score) that enhance an audience’s perception of inclusion.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 8
12:30 pm

Free

Dance Performances, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, Heidi Latsky Dance: On Display
Film |
Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright. A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II. 134 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 8
1:00 pm

Free

Films, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, William Wyler's 6-Time Oscar Winner Mrs. Miniver (1942): British Resolve During World War II
Screening |
NBC’s heartwarming new drama Rise follows dedicated teacher Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) as he revives his high school theater program. After the screening, hear from executive producers Jason Katims and Flody Suarez about creating this youth-driven series.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 8
2:30 pm

Free

Screenings, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, NBC's Rise: Advance Screening and Q&A
Discussion |
A conversation with Julie Taymor and the first three recipients of the Julie Taymor World Theater Fellowship. In Japan, Zach Dorn experienced Karakuri's robotic puppet shows driven by waterwheels in a traditional form over three centuries old. Hector Flores Komatsu sought out the theatrical magic of Mexico's rural and indigineous communities. Jesca Prudencio explored the "outsider" in Thai folk puppetry, Japan's Noh drama, and Phillipine parades and festival. For this special Library program, they will talk with Julie Taymor and show video clips of their exploits as emerging directors in Japan, Mexico, Thailand, and the Phillipines.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 8
6:00 pm

Free

Discussions, March 08, 2018, 03/08/2018, Where in the World Have You Been? Visionary Director Julie Taymor Talks with Her First Fellows

Saturday, March 10, 2018

City Walk |
Moderate walking, a few stairs, about five or six hours. Look at all of the statues in Battery Park, especially the John Ericsson statue. Visit the Alexander Hamilton Custom House and the beautiful Native American Indian art inside. Also visit other buildings. Bring lunch and water.  Rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00 PM, if weather is a question.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Mar 10
10:00 am

$3

City Walks, March 10, 2018, 03/10/2018, Statues, Monuments and Buildings of Lower Manhattan Tour
Workshop |
Come draw at the gallery. Program repeats on the half-hour; drawing materials provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Mar 10
2:30 pm

to 4:30 pm

Free

Workshops, March 10, 2018, 03/10/2018, Sketch Sessions
Play |
As the rain pours down and the water keeps rising, a mother sits in a flooded basement, weeping. After her son is gunned down by police, Mary, a woman with a cracked past, finds herself paralyzed with grief. So her mother, sister, and daughter try to uplift and help her wade through the water, as she mourns. But when her tears begin to overflow, deep family secrets rise all around them. And once their painful past floats to the top, there's no telling who's going to drown. Written by Donja R. Love Directed by Saheem Ali    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Mar 10
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, March 10, 2018, 03/10/2018, In the Middle: A Workshop Production

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Talk |
Pamela Paul is also the host of the weekly podcast, Inside The New York Times Book Review. She is the author of several books, including her memoir My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues, which was described as an “absorbing, delightful amalgam” and “a paean to reading” by Meg Wolitzer.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 13
7:00 pm

Free

Talks, March 13, 2018, 03/13/2018, Pamela Paul, Editor of The New York Times Book Review

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Film |
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. 106 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 15
4:00 pm

Free

Films, March 15, 2018, 03/15/2018, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017): Famous WW2 Rescue
Classical Music |
Lukas Lauermann presents his solo debut album How I Remember Now I Remember How with a New York premiere. He invites us to listen into “the great spaces all around” – spaces of memory, chambers of sensation, places of yearning. Lauermann understands the concept of reduction to imply, not the omission of, but the immersion in a particular thing. He sets the lines of a poem to music and works out new ways of playing a centuries-old musical instrument. Yet for all his joy in experimentation, his music oscillates between the intellectual earnestness of classical concert halls and the directness of pop music. Lukas Lauermann feels at home in both worlds. “If anyone asked me to define the music on this album,” he says, “my answer would be: barrier-free modern classical music.”    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 15
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, March 15, 2018, 03/15/2018, Lukas Lauermann performs from his album: How I Remember Now I Remember How

Friday, March 16, 2018

Film |
Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas. A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. 204 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Mar 16
1:00 pm

Free

Films, March 16, 2018, 03/16/2018, Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 (2017): Dystopic Sequel
Concert |
An evening of eclectic performances by faculty members Nathan Bellott, saxophone, Chris Irvine, cello, and Jay Sorce, guitar, with Hypercube. This festival will offer listeners a chance to explore boundary-crossing music in an interactive, multi-room setting, with the opportunity for discussion and questions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Mar 16
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, March 16, 2018, 03/16/2018, Make It New: A Festival of Cutting-Edge Music
Concert |
One of the most acclaimed pianists of the past 60 years and New York salsa and Latin jazz icon, the nine-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri presides over a not-to-be-missed edition of our popular Latin dance party series.      New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Mar 16
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, March 16, 2018, 03/16/2018, Eddie Palmieri: 9-Time Grammy-Winning Pianist

Monday, March 19, 2018

Concert |
Kaleidoscope, the Teaching Artist Ensemble of the New York Philharmonic, presents an interactive concert to demonstrate the Philharmonic’s approach to education and how participation deepens the musical experience. These professionals, who combine expertise in performance and engagement to kindle a love of music in students of all ages, examine themes explored in this season’s Young People’s Concerts for Schools, An African-American Legacy: The Harlem Renaissance, to show how listeners of all ages can respond to great works in their own ways.      New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Mar 19
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Renaissance: An Interactive Concert with the New York Philharmonic

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Film |
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans. After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II. 149 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 22
1:00 pm

Free

Films, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, Fred Zinnemann's The Nun's Story (1959): Nominated for 8 Oscars
Concert |
Program: Haydn: Quartet in C major, Op. 74, No. 1 Tchaikovsky: Quartet No. 1 Winner of the U.K.’s prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award, the Heath Quartet hops across the pond for a return visit to Lincoln Center. Hear a highlight from this “poised and poetic” ensemble’s (Arts Desk) new Tchaikovsky album during a lively performance.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 22
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, March 22, 2018, 03/22/2018, The Heath Quartet performs works by Haydn, Tchiakovsky

Friday, March 23, 2018

Book Reading |
In a completely original analysis, prize-winning historian Alfred W. McCoy explores America’s rise as a world power—from the 1890s through the Cold War—and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the twenty-first century through a fusion of cyberwar, space warfare, trade pacts, and military alliances. McCoy then analyzes the marquee instruments of US hegemony—covert intervention, client elites, psychological torture, and worldwide surveillance.      New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Mar 23
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, March 23, 2018, 03/23/2018, Alfred W. McCoy discusses his book In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power
Jazz |
Experience the ecstatic fusion of jazz and Arabic rhythm and harmonies at the performance of pianist and composer Tarek Yamani. The “trailblazing” Beirut-born, New York–based Yamani (CNN) has earned acclaim around the world for his “luminous music anchored in jazz harmony and in Arab traditions” (Télérama). Winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Composers Competition, Yamani has been fortunate to share the stage with luminaries such as Wayne Shorter, Richard Bona, Zakir Hussain, Esperanza Spalding, and Antonio Sanchez.      New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Mar 23
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, March 23, 2018, 03/23/2018, Tarek Yamani: An Ecstatic Fusion of Jazz and Arabic Rhythm

Sunday, March 25, 2018

City Walk |
Duration: 3 hours. Distance: 4 - 5 Miles. Some hills. The walk will focus on the lost village of Carmansville and the man who developed the village, Richard Carman. Start in the area where Carmansville once existed along the Hudson and visit the Carman family plot at Trinity Cemetery. Then walk on a route that Richard Carman himself might have walked from the village to his home on the Harlem River in what is now Highbridge Park. Stop for a short break outside the home of Carman’s neighbor, Eliza Jumel, at the Morris Jumel Mansion.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Mar 25
9:45 am

$3

City Walks, March 25, 2018, 03/25/2018, Lost Carmansville in Upper Manhattan: A Guided History Walk

Monday, March 26, 2018

Book Reading |
An unmissable chance to see Lamont "U-God" Hawkins, founding member of the iconic hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan, in conversation with Sacha Jenkins, creative director of Mass Appeal.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Mar 26
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Lamont Hawkins, U-God from the Wu-Tang Clan, launches his memoir Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

City Walk |
The former slum district of NYC’s Lower East Side is one of the most iconic and historically significant neighborhoods in the world. Even though times have changed, this one time immigrant haven still boasts the character and charm of yore — if you know where to look. This unique walking tour compares images and stories of yesterday with today and offers unparalleled insight into the evolution of a neighborhood now popular for its trendy boutiques, hotels and restaurants.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 27
10:00 am

Free

City Walks, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, Lower East Side Walking Tour
Film |
The Saline: In the Net highlights the corruption that threatens to destroy one of the most important bird habitats in Europe, the Ulcinj Solana in the far south of Montenegro. The suitability of Ulcinj Solana as a habitat for migratory birds actually depends on human-driven salt production, which maintains nutrient-rich waters that serve as fertile ground for many avian species. This documentary investigates the economic and ecological concerns that imperil this vital stronghold of biodiversity. 38 min. Followed by a discussion with one of its screenwriters, Milka Tadić Mijović.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 27
6:30 pm

Free

Films, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, The Saline: In the Net: Documentary on Threatened Bird Habitat
Book Signing |
An inspirational book about life and its lessons from the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated star of NBC’s This Is Us. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 27
7:00 pm

Free

Book Signings, March 27, 2018, 03/27/2018, This Is Us star Chrissy Metz signs copies of her book This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Concert |
Featuring: Rhapsody in Blue Performed by Angela Chiang, Jordan Cowan, Joel Dear, Christian Erwin, Jennifer Gruver, Jessica Huot, Stephanie Spencer, Tara Nicole Stamm, Conor Wagar and Sally Jeanne Watkins Choreography by Elisa Angeli Music George Gershwin Arctic Memory Performed by Valerie Levin Choreography by Jody Sperling Music by composers Brooks Williams and Beo Morales This version of “Arctic Memory” is adapted from material Jody Sperling developed during a 43-day polar science mission to the Arctic. While there, as the first and to-date only choreographer-in-residence aboard a US Coast Guard icebreaker, Sperling danced on sea ice and made the short film “Ice Floe,” winner of a Creative Climate Award. The work draws inspiration from modern-dance pioneer Loïe Fuller (1862-1928). In Passing Performed by Joel Dear and Christian Erwin Choreography by Joel Dear and Christian Erwin Music “When We Were Young” by Adele Two men, strangers crossing paths in a busy city. Upon seeing a familiarity in the stranger’s face, a memory is restored as one man is transported back to a relationship unresolved.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Mar 28
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, March 28, 2018, 03/28/2018, 2018 City Skate Concert with Ice Theatre of New York

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Book Reading |
At the turn of the twentieth century, women famously organized to demand greater social and political freedoms like gaining the right to vote. However, few realize that the Progressive Era also witnessed the birth of the women’s self-defense movement. Some women were inspired to take up boxing and jiu-jitsu for very personal reasons that ranged from protecting themselves from attacks by strangers on the street to rejecting gendered notions about feminine weakness and empowering themselves as their own protectors.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 29
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, Wendy L. Rouse discusses her book Her Own Hero: The Origins of Women’s Self-Defense
Concert |
António Zambujo is a singer of brilliant subtlety and elegance. Considered an innovative pioneer as well as an heir to traditional fado, his popularity as a singer and guitarist in Portugal and abroad comes from a restless curiosity of musical influences from fado to bossa nova and jazz to French chanson. Born in the Alentejo region of Portugal, he grew up listening to the cante alentejano—choirs of men and women who sing of the land on which they work, local saints, and lost love.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 29
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, March 29, 2018, 03/29/2018, António Zambujo: Portuguese Singer of Brilliant Subtlety and Elegance

Friday, March 30, 2018

Film |
Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk. In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. 94 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Mar 30
1:00 pm

Free

Films, March 30, 2018, 03/30/2018, Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman's Loving Vincent (2017): Animated Homage to Van Gogh

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Film |
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett. Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. 130 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Mar 31
2:00 pm

Free

Films, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok (2017): Superhero Sequel

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Concert |
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, an event that sent shock waves around the globe. A Baptist minister and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, King had led the civil rights movement since the mid-1950s, using a combination of impassioned speeches and nonviolent protests to fight segregation and achieve significant civil-rights advances for African Americans inspiring seekers of justice equality across the country and the world. Where are we now? This is a musical, visual and movement celebration of a fearless leader.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 4
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 04, 2018, 04/04/2018, Ascension: A Lifting of Martin Luther King’s Legacy on the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Book Reading |
“When you look in the mirror and see a smart, angry girl who wants to be free, you’re seeing a paradigm Kathy helped bring into the realm of the recognizable,” writes Sarah Schulman in The Gentrification of the Mind. Schulman invites more than seventy artists—including many of Acker’s peers, friends, mentees, and cultural descendants—for a marathon reading of the notorious 1978 novel Blood and Guts in High School. Its plot, partly situated in the East Village, spins the all-American coming-of-age story into a girl riot. With Lynne Tillman, Carolee Schneemann, Charles Bernstein, Penny Arcade, Jennifer Blowdryer, Justin Vivian Bond, Richard Foreman, John Godfrey, Bette Gordon, Jessica Hagedorn, Carla Harryman, Tracie Morris, Matias Viegener, Tommy Pico, Betsy Sussler, Carl Hancock Rux, Bina Sharif, Kate Zambreno and many more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 8
12:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, A Marathon Reading of Kathy Acker's Blood and Guts in High School

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Film |
An exciting new documentary that examines the body image crisis. Ninety percent of women and young girls say that they feel unrepresented in the fashion industry and that the imagery they consume daily makes them feel “disgusting” and “less than.” The film showcases fashion leaders who are fighting for more diversity of size, race, and age. After the screening, director Jenny McQuaile and Meredith Rollins, editor in chief of Redbook magazine, will discuss topics addressed in Straight/Curve.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 10
6:00 pm

Free

Films, April 10, 2018, 04/10/2018, Jenny McQuaile's Straight/Curve: Documentary on Body Image

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Jazz |
NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. With a career spanning over five decades, Smith stands as the preeminent Hammond B-3 organist in jazz today. He has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Consequently, he has often been hailed as a “Legend,” a “Living Musical Icon,” and as the most creative jazz organist by a slew of music publications.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 17
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 17, 2018, 05/17/2018, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jazz Master
Jazz |
NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. With a career spanning over five decades, Smith stands as the preeminent Hammond B-3 organist in jazz today. He has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Consequently, he has often been hailed as a “Legend,” a “Living Musical Icon,” and as the most creative jazz organist by a slew of music publications.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 17
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 17, 2018, 05/17/2018, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Dr. Lonnie Smith

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Parade |
10,000 dancers. 80+ unique styles of dance. 150+ groups come together to participate in this "movement" of dance. This United Nations of dance presents ballet to breakdance and everything in between.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 19
1:00 pm

Free

Parades, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, 12th Annual Dance Parade and Festival
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