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9 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Saturday, September 13, 2014
2:30 p.m.St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble Subway Series
The acclaimed St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble performs music for winds by Barber, Beach, Ligeti, and Paquito D’Rivera, as part of its Subway Series tour of the five boroughs. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seati…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, September 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.Subway Concert Series
St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble performs free concerts at neighborhood libraries in each of the five boroughs of New York City. Featuring music for wind quintet by Barber, Beach, Bozza, Ligeti, and Paquito D’Rivera. September 13 - 21. MANHATTAN Saturday, September 13 at 2:30pm Library for the Performing Arts Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Avenue BROOKLYN Sunday, September 14th at 3pm Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library Dweck Auditorium 10 Grand Army Plaza BRONX Thu…
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterAdults
Saturday, September 20, 2014
2 p.m.Subway Concert Series
St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble performs free concerts at neighborhood libraries in each of the five boroughs of New York City. Featuring music for wind quintet by Barber, Beach, Bozza, Ligeti, and Paquito D’Rivera. September 13 - 21. MANHATTAN Saturday, September 13 at 2:30pm Library for the Performing Arts Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Avenue BROOKLYN Sunday, September 14th at 3pm Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library Dweck Auditorium 10 Grand Army Plaza BRONX Thu…
Richmondtown LibraryAdults
Monday, December 22, 2014
6:30 p.m.From a Nickel to a Token: The Journey from Board of Transportation to MTA, with Andrew J. Sparberg, author, transit historian, and retired Long Island Rail Road manager.
This illustrated lecture chronicles the fascinating microhistory of New York’s transit system and examines 20 specific events between 1940 and 1968, book-ended by subway unification and the creation of the MTA. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our December 2014 Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: December Events Calendar 2014.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, March 28, 2015
2 p.m.Author Talk - Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City
A book about our neighborhood’s history! Author Rob Snyder talks about his new book… Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City ABOUT THE BOOK: Author Robert Snyder has written several books for general readers on the history of New York City. Here, he chronicles the rise, fall, and rise of Washington Heights, a neighborhood populated immigrants from around the world. He describes the neighborhood’s problems with drugs, gangs, and violence in the 1970s and 1…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
11 a.m.Reading on the Rails
Families are getting ready to board the subway for some ‪#‎readingontherails‬ as they head over to City Hall Plaza for our kick off event to ‪#‎readingeverywheremonth‬. It's not too late to join in on the fun! We will meet at the Hunt's Point Library and take the train to City Hall to celebrate reading!!
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomFamilies
Thursday, July 9, 2015
6:30 p.m.Beneath the Streets: The Hidden Relics of New York City's Subway System, with Matt Litwack, American Photographer and Graffiti Artist
Only a handful of transit workers, daring explorers and graffiti writers have experienced the full scope of the New York subway system. Beneath the Streets reveals this world for the first time with fantastic photographs captured from throughout the tunnels and byways of the subway. Although it provides service to over 5 million riders every day, the subway is for most a sealed system. Very few of its patrons are aware of the extent of this vast underground infrastructure. The authors of Beneath…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, July 23, 2015
2 p.m.Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater: Stations of the elevated & 3rd Ave. El
Stations of the Elevated 16mm film, 1980, 45 minutes A lyrical study of the graffiti-covered trains of the New York City subway system. Bearing messages like "Earth Is Hell," "Slave," and "Crime," they reflect the impoverished lives of their authors. Using the jazz music of Charles Mingus in a contrapuntal way, Kirchheimer contrasts the illegal work of the graffiti artists to the "sanctioned vandalism" of advertising billboards which promote polluting products and warped values.…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
6 p.m.Jean Michel Basquiat: The Notebooks | Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite, Al Diaz, Michael Holman, Carlo McCormick, Mary Ann Monforton, Larry Warsh | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Celebrating the publication of Jean Michel Basquiat: The Notebooks a facsimile edition of eight composition books produced by the artist, and the The Unknown Notebooks exhibition featuring them at Brooklyn Museum, Carlo McCormick moderates a panel discussion featuring Basquiat's close friends and collaborators Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite, Al Diaz, Michael Holman, Mary Ann Monforton, and Larry Warsh. Focusing primarily on this previously little-know…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students