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22 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Saturday, March 14, 2015
2 p.m.Stories of New York: An Afternoon of Stories about Living in the Great City of New York
Cyndi Freeman and Dawn Frazer, both veteran performers and instructors share short personal stories about living in NYC and then open up the floor to for the audience to share their own. Inspired by the people of the city- from the immigrant pursuing a lifelong dream to the veterans who couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home, this show will showcase the diversity of voices and experiences of all things New York. ‘Stories of New York’ promises not only 60-90 minutes of heartfelt entertainmen…
Port Richmond LibraryAdults
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
5:30 p.m.The Big Read: Book Discussion
We are reading "The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears", by Ethiopian -born writer Dinaw Mengestu. This novel of the immigrant experience and neighborhood change is a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year. Free copies are available at the 115th Street branch library. Please join us and share your thoughts.
115th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, March 21, 2015
2 p.m.Stories of New York: An Afternoon of Stories about Living in the Great City of New York
Cyndi Freeman and Dawn Frazer, both veteran performers and instructors share short personal stories about living in NYC and then open up the floor to for the audience to share their own. Inspired by the people of the city- from the immigrant pursuing a lifelong dream to the veterans who couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home, this show will showcase the diversity of voices and experiences of all things New York. ‘Stories of New York’ promises not only 60-90 minutes of heartfelt entertainmen…
Baychester LibraryAdults
Saturday, April 11, 2015
1 p.m.Stories of New York: An Afternoon of Stories about Living in the Great City of New York
Cyndi Freeman and Dawn Frazer, both veteran performers and instructors share short personal stories about living in NYC and then open up the floor to for the audience to share their own. Inspired by the people of the city- from the immigrant pursuing a lifelong dream to the veterans who couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home, this show will showcase the diversity of voices and experiences of all things New York. ‘Stories of New York’ promises not only 60-90 minutes of heartfelt entertainmen…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Friday, April 17, 2015
1 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Metropolitan of Klezmer
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week A music celebration with Metropolitan Klezmer. They'll perform new and old regional and popular songs with Russian-Jewish roots. Featuring traditional and original instrumentals, and songs in Yiddish, Russian and English. Metropolitan Klezmer is hailed as “one of the finest American klezmer bands” by Songlines Magazine (UK). They perform an exhilarating range of musical treasure with astonishing agility and refreshing depth. Formed in 1994, this group of exc…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults
Saturday, April 18, 2015
2 p.m.Stories of New York: An Afternoon of Stories about Living in the Great City of New York
Cyndi Freeman and Dawn Frazer, both veteran performers and instructors share short personal stories about living in NYC and then open up the floor to for the audience to share their own. Inspired by the people of the city- from the immigrant pursuing a lifelong dream to the veterans who couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home, this show will showcase the diversity of voices and experiences of all things New York. ‘Stories of New York’ promises not only 60-90 minutes of heartfelt entertainmen…
Inwood LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Dance @NYPL presents: Pajarillo Pinta’o Dance Company
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Pajarillo Pinta'o showcases Colombian traditional dances taking the audience in an interactive trip throughout Colombia and all its different regions and rhythms. During the show the audience will be able to participate interacting with the dancers, trying some of the steps and asking questions! Directed by Daniel Fetucua Performance runs 50 minutes long.
Port Richmond LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Don Witter featuring Latin American Guitar
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Explore the influence that Spain and Latin America has had on the guitar and music in general through the centuries. Don Witter, Jr. will be performing various works and styles to showcase the flexibility of the classical guitar. Don Witter, Jr. started musical life at 4 trained as a Classical Pianist and 1st performed in public at the age of 5 at Carnegie Recital Hall. He appeared on the "TED MACK AMATEUR HOUR" and graduated from the high school of Music an…
Baychester LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Afronaughtica
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Mari Koga, vocalist Chiemi Nakai, pianist Pianist Chiemi Nakai and vocalist Mari Koga met as college students in Osaka, Japan, and came to New York together in 2000 to study jazz performance program at Queens College. In the years that followed, both have made their mark on the New York City Latin music scene and in the jazz worlds, as individual performers and as collaborators. Mari has performed on Chiemi's 2008 CD release, Bridges, and have released…
Richmondtown LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Blaise Siwula
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week The performance will feature original compositions by Mr. Siwula, on saxophones/clarinet and flutes from Southeast Asia including improvisatory techniques based on Jazz from the 1920's to the 21st century. Mr. Siwula has released cds with CIMPRecords/CadenceRecords, NoFrillsMusic (USA), Konnex Records (Berlin), Setola-Di Maiale (Italy) re: KonStruCt Records (Istanbul). A resident of NYC (since 1989) saxophonist Blaise Siwula has worked with a wide variety o…
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2:30 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Cary Brown Trio
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Cary Brown is a versatile professional pianist/keyboard artist who has made in impact in the three usually separate worlds of classical music, jazz and popular genres. Since completing a degree in classical piano at the Eastman School of Music, Cary has performed, toured and recorded with artists as diverse as legendary Jamaican music pioneers The Skatalites and famed American singer-songwriter Sloan Wainwright, as well as with his own jazz piano trio. He i…
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Monday, April 20, 2015
2:30 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Don Witter featuring Spanish and Latin American Guitar
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Explore the influence that Spain and Latin America has had on the guitar and music in general through the centuries. Don Witter, Jr. will be performing various works and styles to showcase the flexibility of the classical guitar. Don Witter, Jr. started musical life at 4 trained as a Classical Pianist and 1st performed in public at the age of 5 at Carnegie Recital Hall. He appeared on the "TED MACK AMATEUR HOUR" and graduated from the high school of Music an…
Allerton LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
3 p.m.Dance @NYPL presents: Introduction to Belly Dance
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Belly dance is a great way to learn a beautiful art form while staying in shape, gaining confidence in yourself, and (most importantly) having fun. Presented by Katherine Illescas
Clason's Point LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
5 p.m.Dance @NYPL presents: Pajarillo Pinta’o Dance Company
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Pajarillo Pinta'o showcases Colombian traditional dances taking the audience in an interactive trip throughout Colombia and all its different regions and rhythms. During the show the audience will be able to participate interacting with the dancers, trying some of the steps and asking questions! Directed by Daniel Fetucua Performance runs 50 minutes long.
Epiphany LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thursday, April 23, 2015
5 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Metropolitan of Klezmer
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week A music celebration with Metropolitan Klezmer. They'll perform new and old regional and popular songs with Russian-Jewish roots. Featuring traditional and original instrumentals, and songs in Yiddish, Russian and English. Metropolitan Klezmer is hailed as “one of the finest American klezmer bands” by Songlines Magazine (UK). They perform an exhilarating range of musical treasure with astonishing agility and refreshing depth. Formed in 1994, this group of exc…
Riverdale LibraryAdults
Saturday, April 25, 2015
1 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Renato Thoms
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Join percussionist/vocalist Renato Thoms on an interactive journey through the Caribbean and Latin America with the rhythms of Cuba, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, Panama, Brazil and more. A veteran musician who has performed with such luminaries of Latin music as Ruben Blades, Eddie Palmieri, Paquito D'Rivera, Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, and more, this extraordinary and charismatic musician brings his vast experience with Latin percussion instruments an…
Columbus LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Mark Weinstein Duo
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Known to long-time New York salsa fans as a trombonist who recorded with such legendary greats as Charlie Palmieri, Eddie Palmieri, and Ray Barretto, as a flutist Mark Weinstein has made an indelible impact on the worlds of modern jazz, as well as Cuban, African, Brazilian, and Yiddish traditional music. Mr. Weinstein was named Latin Jazz Corner Flutist of the Year in 2007 and 2011, won Latin Jazz Corner's Brazilian Album of the Year in 2008 for his CD Lua e…
Soundview LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Cary Brown Trio
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Cary Brown is a versatile professional pianist/keyboard artist who has made in impact in the three usually separate worlds of classical music, jazz and popular genres. Since completing a degree in classical piano at the Eastman School of Music, Cary has performed, toured and recorded with artists as diverse as legendary Jamaican music pioneers The Skatalites and famed American singer-songwriter Sloan Wainwright, as well as with his own jazz piano trio. He i…
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Dance @NYPL presents: Pajarillo Pinta’o Dance Company
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Pajarillo Pinta'o showcases Colombian traditional dances taking the audience in an interactive trip throughout Colombia and all its different regions and rhythms. During the show the audience will be able to participate interacting with the dancers, trying some of the steps and asking questions! Directed by Daniel Fetucua Performance runs 50 minutes long.
Morrisania LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2:30 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Don Witter featuring World of Classical Guitar
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Enjoy an afternoon of music and explore the sounds of classical guitar. Don Witter, Jr. will be performing various works and styles to showcase the flexibility of the classical guitar. Don Witter, Jr. started musical life at 4 trained as a Classical Pianist and 1st performed in public at the age of 5 at Carnegie Recital Hall. He appeared on the "TED MACK AMATEUR HOUR" and graduated from the high school of Music and Art where he was known as an accompanist fo…
Great Kills Library
Array
Adults,
50+,
Adults
2:30 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Josué Pagán
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Josué Pagán started playing the guitar at age 15 in Puerto Rico. At 18, one year after moving to New York, and after only three months of classical guitar lessons, he competed and tied for first place in a competition for the Ralph Ritchie Memorial Music Scholarship. This scholarship allowed him to study classical guitar under guitarist and lutenist William Zito and sharpen his skills as a chamber musician with the instruction of pianist and friend, Susan Sob…
Castle Hill LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Saturday, May 16, 2015
10:30 a.m.Book Discussion: "The Jungle" (with a new afterword by Dr. Barry Sears) by Upton Sinclair
Baker & Taylor Reissued to celebrate its 100th anniversary, this timeless story captures the horrifying conditions of the Chicago stockyards through the eyes of a young immigrant named Jurgis Rudkus who struggles to find a better life in America. Reissue. See this title in the NYPL catalog.
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults