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Past Programs

  • Orientation workshop for Sarah Lawrence Pre-college seminar

    July 8

     10 High School students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College's Pre-College seminar visited LPA for exhibiion tours and an introduction to Theater research program. 


    contact: Christine Farrell


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  • Musical Theater Workshop program

    May 29

     The Fordham (University) Summer Musical Theater Workshop visited LPA for its annual session.  The 10 students (vocal, acting and design majors) and 2 instructors were told about the materials and services that they could access in the Circulating and Archival collections.  In addition, they 

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  • Bi-Lingual Exhibition Program for HS

    May 29

     Two 10th and 11th grade classes in Spanish language and literature from Metuchen (NJ) High School spent the morning at LPA touring and discussing the two concurrent bi-lingual exhibitions -- Flamenco! 100 Years of Flamenco in New York and American Sabor: Latinos in US Popular Music.  The 

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  • Exhibitions visit by Bronx Lighthouse HS

    April 25

    Program at 2 LPA exhibitions, American Sabor: Latinos in US Popular Music and 100 Years of Flamenco in New York by HS students, led by language and music teachers.


    Bronx Lighthouse Charter School/College Prep Academy

    10001 Intervale Avenue

    The Bronx, NY 

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  • Exhibitions visit by City Polytechnic HS of Engineering, architecture, and technology

    April 24

    Program at 2 LPA exhibitions, American Sabor: Latinos in US Popular Music and 100 Years of Flamenco in New York by HS students, led by language teacher.   HS is 5-year program affiliated with CUNY/City Tech.

    City Polytechnic HS of Engineering, Architecture 

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  • Exhibition program and walking tour for Senior League of Young Israel

    March 20

    Program in the exhibition, 100 Years of Flamenco in New York, for group from Senior League of Young Israel of Queens Valley on their annual visit to LPA.


    contact: Shirley Zimmet


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  • Ressearch program and exhibition tour for Ocean County, NJ, Performing Arts High School

    December 14

    The annual program visit with the Senior theater class from the Ocean County, NJ, Performing Arts Academy. The students were shown archival and circulating material for "their future carrers in professional theater,"  including the Song Index and the Steinberg Room circulating collection of 

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  • Young Lions Screening: On the Road

    December 11

    Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Walter Salles (Central Station, Motorcycle Diaries) and based on the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac, On the Road tells the timeless story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty 

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  • Program/tour for Manhattan Art Tours/Fairfield University

    November 28

    Annual visit from Manhattan Art Tours program of Fairfield University, rescheduled after Sandy.


    Contact: Joyce Zimmerman

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  • Introduction to LPA for La Guardia HS Theater students

    November 26

    LPA is presenting orientations for teachers and students as part of LPA's commuinity outreach and in recognition that LaGuardia's Library would undergo renovation during Winter and spring 2013.  The 3 classes of Freshmen Theater majors toured the Martha Swope and Katharine Hepburn exhibitions 

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  • Program for Joffrey Ballet School

    November 19

    Program introducing students at the Joffrey Ballet School to the Library for the Performing Arts, with a focus on dance circulating and research materials. as an annual part of the Jazz and contemporary Dance Program.

    nb: combined program due to cancellation of originally schedule program 

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  • Young Lions Tour of Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen

    November 14

    Join fellow Young Lions for drinks and a private tour of the exhibition Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen. An icon of the silver screen, Hepburn’s theatrical career launched the actress’ climb to the top of Hollywood. Curator Barbara Cohen-Stratyner will guide us through 

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  • Workshop/tour for American Theater students, The New School

    October 18

    Workshop and tour for American Theater History class at Eugene Lang College, The New School.  Students learned about research opportuities at LPA and saw the Martha Swope: In Rehearsal and Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen exhibitions.


    contact: Victoria 

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  • Exhibition tour and workshop for college-level dance students

    September 29

    Intensive tour and gallery workshop for 26 dance students from Dean College.   Using the images on display in Martha Swope: In Rehearsal, the students investigated the photographer's sense of movement and placement of dancers.   They were able to identify various techniques and vocabularies 

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  • Orientation and research program for teaching artists

    September 27


    Annual orientation and research program for the teaching artists serving as Kenan Fellows at the Lincoln Center Institute.  The Fellows spend 2 terms in residence at LCI and work with the schools that participate in LCI programs.  As well as the usual "how to use LPA" orientation, 

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  • Program for Special Library Seminar, St. John's University

    August 23

    Annual program for Special Library Seminar for 1st year students at St. john's University Library School, introducing them to focused archives and librariesthroughout he city.

    Contact: Brian Adams, St. John's 

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  • Musical Theaer seminar August session

    July 30

    Exhibition tour and introduction to performing arts research for high school students at the Second Musical Theater Seminar, presented by the 92nd Street YMHA.  The first session group visited earlier in July.  As well as the 2 gallery exhibitions, the workshop focused on the Beatrice Lillie 

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  • Exhibition programing for older visitors

    July 23

    Exhibition intensive program focusing on The Great American Revue (Astor Gallery) and two case exhibitions in the 3rd floor reading room -- on Andre Charlot's Revue of 1924 and Edison Cylindars.  Participants also viewed Star Quality: The world of Noel Coward.  Event designed to try out and 

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  • Summer Arts iInstitute MS and HS Dance classes

    July 17

    Orientation, presentation of mss, material in The Great American Revue exhibition and research workshop for students in the Middle School and High School Dance programs of the NYC Department of Education's Summer Arts Institute.  Assisting staff:  Arlene Yu

    NB Middle school 

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  • Summer Arts Institute MS/HS Instrumental Music class

    July 16

    Orientation, presentation of mss. material in The Great American Revue exhibition and research workshop for students in the Middle school and High School Instrumental  Music program of the NYC Department of Education's Summer Arts Institute.  Assisting staff:  Jonathan Hiam and Abby 

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