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Sat, June 25
@ 1 p.m.
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
Los Mas Valientes - Music + Memory Circle
Enjoy a performance by Los Mas Valientes, a Veteran NYC-based band. Los Mas Valientes has been performing Latin jazz, salsa, and charanga for audiences throughout the northeastern US since 1995. With four critically-acclaimed albums and world-wideairplay, it is no wonder that they have had songs in the top 10 on independent Latin radio stations all over the country throughout the last decade. Los Mas Valientes acoustic quartet will perform a concert of Latin jazz as well as traditional Cuban and…
Aguilar LibraryAdults,
Families,
Immigrants
Sat, June 25
@ 2 p.m.
Motown Sound: The Music of Motown featuring Cody Childs
Pop and Jazz Vocalist Cody Childs, accompanied by Roxann McDade on keyboard, performs the music of Motown. The tribute includes historical notes on the beginnings of Motown based on the book titled “To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown by founder Berry Gordy, as well as a performance of Motown classics such as “My Girl”, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, “Just My Imagination”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “My Guy”, “Please Mr. Postman”, ”Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing”, “S…
Mosholu LibraryAdults
Sat, June 25
@ 7:30 p.m.
Jefferson Market Playhouse presents Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
We are thrilled to announce the first ever production of the Jefferson Market Playhouse - Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman. NYPL Digital Collections ID TH-62193 Performances will be Friday, June 24 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 pm. Seating is limited; to attend, use the link at the bottom of the page, starting Friday June 3rd. The Cast: Esteban Aguilera Linares Trevor Davis-Darden Nora Kennedy Chris Lu…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, June 25
@ 7:30 p.m.
Jefferson Market Playhouse presents Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
We are thrilled to announce the first ever production of the Jefferson Market Playhouse - Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman. NYPL Digital Collections ID TH-62193 Performances will be Friday, June 24 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 pm. Seating is limited; to attend, use the link at the bottom of the page, starting Friday June 3rd. The Cast: Esteban Aguilera Linares Trevor Davis-Darden Nora Kennedy Chris Lu…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sun, June 26
@ 2 p.m.
Jefferson Market Playhouse presents Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
We are thrilled to announce the first ever production of the Jefferson Market Playhouse - Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman. NYPL Digital Collections ID TH-62193 Performances will be Friday, June 24 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 pm. Seating is limited; to attend, use the link at the bottom of the page, starting Friday June 3rd. The Cast: Esteban Aguilera Linares Trevor Davis-Darden Nora Kennedy Chris Lu…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sun, June 26
@ 2 p.m.
Jefferson Market Playhouse presents Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
We are thrilled to announce the first ever production of the Jefferson Market Playhouse - Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman. NYPL Digital Collections ID TH-62193 Performances will be Friday, June 24 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 pm. Seating is limited; to attend, use the link at the bottom of the page, starting Friday June 3rd. The Cast: Esteban Aguilera Linares Trevor Davis-Darden Nora Kennedy Chris Lu…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, June 27
@ 5:15 p.m.
New York Writers Workshop presents: From the Page to the Stage with Lisa Kirchner
presents: From the Page to the Stage with Lisa Kirchner Learn how to transform your writing for oral presentations. Whether you've got a speech to give, a case to make or want to tell your stories to live audiences, this class will help you understand the differences between the written and spoken word. You'll come away with tips and tricks for making your story memorable. Lisa Kirchner is the author of the critically-acclaimed Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Q…
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Mon, June 27
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, June 27
@ 6 p.m.
League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project with Carmen de Lavallade
A conversation with prominent women in theatre, as part of the League’s ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. Carmen de Lavallade in conversation with Deborah Jowitt. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program 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 reservatio…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 28
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 28
@ 7 p.m.
New York Writers Workshop presents: From the Page to the Stage with Lisa Kirchner
New York Writers Workshop presents: From the Page to the Stage with Lisa Kirchner Learn how to transform your writing for oral presentations. Whether you've got a speech to give, a case to make or want to tell your stories to live audiences, this class will help you understand the differences between the written and spoken word. You'll come away with tips and tricks for making your story memorable. Lisa Kirchner is the author of the critically-acclaimed Hello American Lady Creature: What I…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, June 29
@ 1:30 p.m.
The Music of Stevie Wonder and Others performed by Cody Childs
Music of Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield and John Legend. Cody Childs has been performing in the tri-state area for over 20 years. The singer grew up listening to soul and gospel music during the 1960’s in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He has been listening to the music of Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin since the age of two. He eventually started singing in the church choir where he became the lead soloist. Cody later developed an ear for jazz music after being introduced to the music of J…
Mott Haven LibraryAdults
Thu, June 30
@ 4 p.m.
Book Discussion: This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness--and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses: artistic Alma; the aging Miss…
Port Richmond LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, June 30
@ 6 p.m.
Emanuel Ax’s Listen List
What would internationally acclaimed concert pianist Emanuel Ax listen to while taking a relaxing walk through Central Park? What’s on his dinner party playlist? What recording changed his life? What’s his favorite Mozart moment? Get to know one of the music world’s most thoughtful and admired artists through the recordings he loves. Join us for a conversation with Emanuel Ax, and listen to the recordings that have influenced and inspired him throughout his career, including rarely heard histor…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Film Screening and Discussion: Queer City
Four decades after the Stonewall riots, life is dramatically different for LGBTQ people. We used to be identified by our oppression. But who are we now? The city that gave birth to the gay movement has changed, too. What are the untold stories of a culture that thrives in every borough and every corner of the city? Queer City explores these and other questions through the lives of a highly diverse group of men and women living in New York City. The film cannot, of course, represent every…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, July 7
@ 4:30 p.m.
Women's Writing Group
Hannelore Hahn, who directed the International Women's Writing Guild for 37 years, hosts a monthly informal women’s writing & discussion group. Everyone welcome for discussion too!
67th Street LibraryAdults
Fri, July 8
@ 9:30 a.m.
Afro-Latino Festival NYC 2016 Day 1
Join the Schomburg Center and the Afr@Latino Project in an enriching daylong event kicking off the 2016 Afro-Latino Festival, highlighted by the Afrolatin@Crowd Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and curated panels that include: Transnational Migration, Immigration, and Human Rights; What does a BlackLatinx Feminism Look Like? Afrolatin@s, ¡Presente!; Afro-Colombian Participation in the Colombia Peace Process; and #BlackLivesMatter Beyond Borders: Race, Space & Consciousness in the International Decade o…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Sat, July 9
@ 12 noon
Women's Discussion Group
Join the Columbus Branch for our monthly Women's Discussion Group designed specifically for you. April 9, 2016: Open Discussion May 14, 2016: Self Identity June 11, 2016: Open Discussion/ Speaker July 9, 2016: Health and Wellness August 27, 2016: The Mess of Stress
Columbus Library, Story RoomAdults
Sat, July 9
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Movie: When We Were Kings
When We Were Kings (PG 120 min. 1996) In 1974, boxers Muhammad Ali and George Foreman came to the still-emerging and politically unstable African nation of Zaire for what Ali called the "Rumble in the Jungle," a highly publicized world heavyweight championship fight. Documentarian Leon Gast flew to Zaire to film both the fight and a music festival (featuring B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters, and Miriam Makeba) organized by promoter Don King. Gast's footage was shelved for 22 years due to legal and…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Sat, July 9
@ 2:30 p.m.
Movie Screening: Purple Rain featuring Prince
Purple Rain, the first starring film for Prince, is the story of an arrogant, young black singer, born and raised in Minneapolis, who reaches the pinnacle of stardom. The dramatic complications include "The Kid's" (Prince) miserable home life, where he suffers the brutalities of his father (well played by Clarence Williams III) and the youth's efforts to win the love of the beautiful Apollonia. Despite the misogynistic undercurrents in Purple Rain, the film's biggest fans were young women. Gorge…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, July 11
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, July 18
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, July 18
@ 6 p.m.
Up!: Manhood, Democratic Medicine, and Walt Whitman's Secret Health Writings
In 1858, Walt Whitman published under a pseudonym a series of articles comprising a book-length manifesto, "Manly Health and Training," which appeared serially in The New York Atlas, on diet, exercise, and the future of American health. The series came out at a critical juncture in US history, and this newly rediscovered series encapsulates many of the great debates that helped define the health sciences, then and now. It also offers a rare glimpse into a "lost" year in the life of Walt Whitman.…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American LiteratureAdults
Mon, July 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Songs from a Lost World: Singing as Resistance and Renewal in New York, 1948
An Illustrated lecture with Dr. Miriam Isaacs In 1948, only three years after the war, Ben Stonehill recorded over a thousand songs from Holocaust survivors temporarily housed in a hotel in upper Manhattan. In this presentation, sociolinguist and Yiddish scholar Dr. Miriam Isaacs will explore the meaning of that archive and discuss what these songs tell us about the inner world of refugees and survivors. Many of these songs are rare, some written in the camps or by partisans. Among the most…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, July 25
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, July 27
@ 6 p.m.
African-American Genealogy: An Introduction to Resources and Research Methods
From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Thu, July 28
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: The Producers (2005)
Failing producer Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane) and his accountant, Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick), scam a group of elderly women out of their nest eggs by convincing them to invest in a horrendously offensive Third Reich-themed musical secretly intended to bomb the moment it opens. But when high-brow Broadway audiences mistakenly assume "Springtime for Hitler" is a satire, Bialystock finds himself with the critical acclaim that has long eluded him -- and the biggest hit of his career. Running Tim…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Sat, July 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Rainbow Credits | Basia Goszczynska and special guest | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE—The Corner Room doors open at 2PM Artist Basia Goszczynska and a special guest converse about the artist's site-specific Art in the Windows exhibition Rainbow Credits, ecology, material culture and her other projects. Initiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni in 2004, Artist Dialogues Series provide an open forum for understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. Artists are paired with critics, curators, gallerists, writers or other artists to converse about art and the potential…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Mon, August 1
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, August 8
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, August 15
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, August 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Men's Narratives: Arts Activism, Creativity and Social Responsibility, Part III
Lorraine Currelley in Conversation with Writer Charlie Vazquez Charlie Luis Vazquez is the author of two novels and short stories. He has finished his third novel, a paranormal detective thriller set in Old San Juan, and an accompanying collection of short fiction. He is the NYC coordinator for Puerto Rico's Festival de la Palabra. He's the Director for the Bronx Writers Center, and Editorial Trance CCO. Lorraine Currelley is the Executive Director of Poets Network & Ex…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Mon, August 22
@ 2 p.m.
Classic Movie Monday: The Wrong Man
1 hour 45 Minutes, 1954 (Drama,Film-Noir) Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, and Anthony Quayle Storyline: Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero - Manny to his friends - is a string bassist, a devoted husband and father, and a practicing Catholic. His $85 a week gig playing in the jazz combo at the Stork Club is barely enough to make ends meet. The Balestreros' lives will become a little more difficult with the major dental bills his wife Rose will be incurring. As such, Manny decides to see if…
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Mon, August 22
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, August 27
@ 12 noon
Women's Discussion Group
Join the Columbus Branch for our monthly Women's Discussion Group designed specifically for you. April 9, 2016: Open Discussion May 14, 2016: Self Identity June 11, 2016: Open Discussion/ Speaker July 9, 2016: Health and Wellness August 27, 2016: The Mess of Stress
Columbus Library, Story RoomAdults
Mon, August 29
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, September 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Saturday Morning Book Discussions: Fall - Winter 2016
Join us for lively discussions of these titles this Fall - Winter 2016 season. September 10 @ 10:30 - The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough: David McCullough tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history. -------------…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, October 5
@ 6 p.m.
Dear Data | Giorgia Lupi and special guest | Design and Style Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Giorgia Lupi gives a visual presentation on a yearlong collaborative exchange with Stefanie Posavec, that is featured in the new book Dear Data. Following the presentation, Giorgia is joined by a special guest for a discussion delving further into the project and its impact on Giorgia's and Stefanie’s personal and professional lives. Providing insight into the project and their approach to data visualization, Dear Data explores what can be learned from…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, October 8
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion: "One Summer: America, 1927" by Bill Bryson
The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing in on the home run record. In Newark, New Jersey, Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole for twelve days, and in Chicago, the gangster Al Capone was tightening his grip on bootlegging. The first true “talking picture,” Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer, was filmed, forever changing the motion picture industry. All this and much, much more transpired in the year Americans attempted a…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sun, October 9
@ 2 p.m.
Rafael Hernandez Film Festival
Please join us for the Rafael Hernandez Film Festival sponsored by the Association for Puerto Rican Hispanic Heritage. Enjoy the music composed by Rafael Hernandez and performed by various Latin artists. Rafael Hernandez (1892-1965) is considered to be one of the greatest Puerto Rican composer.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
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