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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, April 21
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners
Saturday sessions begin April 21st, 2018 @11am. Seven 90-minute sessions: 04/21, 04/28, 05/05, 05/19, 06/02, 06/09, 06/23. Please bring your own guitar. No experience necessary! Class size is limited *Registration Required: Regristration begins Friday, 03/30/18 @ 9am
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, April 21
@ 1 p.m.
倾听民谣背后的故事 Stories Behind Chinese Folk Music
Juilliard students Yujie He & Zhi Ma present a violin concert of Chinese folk music and share the stories behind the music of their native land. The repertoire includes both existing pieces as well as a newly commissioned piece by composer Yihan Chen
Morningside HeightsAdults
Sat, April 21
@ 1 p.m.
Immigrant Heritage Week
Cultural Celebration: Bomba y Plena
Enjoy a performance by Jose Ocasio, and a viewing of collections of costumes and traditional percussion instruments used in festivals in Puerto Rican Folkloric music; a presentation truly of Bomba and Plena. Jose Ocasio, a native Puerto Rican who grew up in New York and is a Staten Island resident, has played and recorded with Latin dance bands, later exploring rock music, jazz, Afro-Cuban, and fusion with many of these styles, dance forms and rhythms. Jose played in a folkloric musical group,…
Port Richmond LibraryFamilies,
Immigrants
Sat, April 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Sister Act: An Afternoon of Operatic Delights
Manhattan Opera Association presents a concert featuring sister sopranos Monica Norcia and Patricia Norcia and contralto Barbara Norcia-Broms, joined by guest artists soprano Alexandra Lang and tenor Martin Broms and pianist Eric Sedgwick. 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 availabl…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 21
@ 3 p.m.
THE BEYOND GROUP: Jazz Explorations with Carman Moore Conducting
The Beyond Group is an organic formation of musicians who choose to play creative, intrinsic, improvisational jazz. They have performed at ShapeShifter Lab, Parkside Lounge, Downtown Music Gallery, University of the Streets, Frost 17 Gallery ,Spectrum -Ambient Chaos Series, Art on A Gallery, 11BC Garden , Muchmore's, Tompkins Square Library, Why not Jazz -Experiment, New Masses Nights, Shrine, Dissident Arts Festival, Bullet Space Gallery , 6BC Botanical Garden, Wayward Social and Abc No Rio.…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, April 23
@ 11 a.m.
Roaring Chorus
Learn the basics of singing and enjoy building music skills in a choral workshop with Staten Island’s Musical Chairs Ensemble. Pre-registration is required.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 23
@ 11:30 a.m.
FREE KTV
苏厄德公园图书馆卡拉OK活动 时间: 4月2日,星期三,下午 11:30到下午1:30 4月9日,星期一,下午 11:30到下午1:30 4月16日,星期一,下午 11:30到下午1:30 4月30日,星期一,下午 11:30到下午1:30 欢迎参加我们唱歌活动,来唱出您最喜爱的歌曲 活动将会在楼下(土库)公共活动室进行 MONDAY, APRIL 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 FROM 11:30 PM—1:30PM JOIN US AND SING ALONG TO YOUR FAVORITE SONGS. THE PROGRAM WILL BE IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM ON THE LOWER LEVEL. All Public Library Programs are free…
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, April 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
Body Blast! Dance-N-Sculpt!
Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! No requirements * Everyone Welcome* Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. Most of all bring a Smile! Registration required. Age 19-99
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, April 23
@ 6 p.m.
Songbook at LPA: Broadway’s Future
Eli Bolin
Join us for our monthly series where we introduce you to new music by an emerging Broadway composer/lyricist with performances by Broadway vocalists. Produced and directed by John Znidarsic. As of 2018, Songbook concerts will be streamed live on Twitter with Periscope. Follow us at @NYPL_LPA to watch live or view previous concerts. 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…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, April 24
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunch break listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where the melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Tuesdays at 12pm, Bruno Walter Auditorium. Free admission, doors open at 11:45am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, April 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
AUTHOR TALK - "LOU REED: A LIFE" BY ANTHONY DECURTIS
Grand Central Library is thrilled to host Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis for a author talk on his latest book, Lou Reed: A Life. As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. DeCurtis, who knew Reed and interviewed him extensively, tells the provocative story of his complex and chameleonic life. DeCurtis tracks Reed's five-decade career through the accounts of those who knew him and through Reed's most revealing…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, April 25
@ 1 p.m.
The 2018 Joy In Singing International Art Song Competition: Finals
After the semi-final round, where 12 talented and dedicated song interpreters presented classics and unknowns upon the stage of the Bruno Walter Auditorium, only five performers remain in this year's Joy in Singing International Art Song Competition. Join us on April 25th to see these singer go head to head. Finalists: Kristina Bacharach Jean Bernard Cerin Mario Diaz-Moresco Marisa Karchin Jessica Victoria Joy In Singing is an educational resource offering workshops and training in all…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, April 25
@ 5:30 p.m.
Jazz @ NYPL: The Art Baron Quintet
The Jazz Foundation of America presents The Art Baron Quintet! Join us for a magical evening of great music and company. April is Jazz Appreciation Month, so let’s celebrate together!
Webster Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wed, April 25
@ 6 p.m.
Ukulele Lessons for Beginners
Wednesday evening sessions begin April 25th, 2018 @6pm. Four 70-minute sessions: 04/25, 05/02, 05/09, 05/23. Please bring your own ukulele. No experience necessary! Group size is limited/Registration Required* *Regristration opens Friday, April 6th, @9am
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Girl on Fire: Musical Mosaic of Poetry and Song
Join us for the New York Premier of Girl on Fire, a song cycle written and sung by Emma Stace Darling with music by Theodore Wiprud. Girl on Fire is a multifaceted artistic and musical mosaic, in which poetry and song support and enhance each other, using the same form and structure, to create a complex but rounded composition. This evening -length theatrical work looks at a young woman whose experience of life is so extreme, that throughout her harrowing physical and emotional journey to rede…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Postponed
Folk Songs and Lullabies
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, former member of the Grammy Award- winning vocal quartet Anonymous 4, sings lullabies and folk songs from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Join us for an evening of ancient lullabies, Irish, English, and American folk songs, along with Benjamin Britten’s whimsical masterpiece A Charm of Lullabies. 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 t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 28
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners
Saturday sessions begin April 21st, 2018 @11am. Seven 90-minute sessions: 04/21, 04/28, 05/05, 05/19, 06/02, 06/09, 06/23. Please bring your own guitar. No experience necessary! Class size is limited *Registration Required: Regristration begins Friday, 03/30/18 @ 9am
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, April 28
@ 11 a.m.
Performing Arts
Beethoven String Quartet Marathon, Presented by the Juilliard School
The Library hosts a full day of Beethoven string quartet concerts, along with related educational events: Session 1 (starts at 11 am) String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 18 No. 2 (1798-1801) Allegro Adagio cantabile – Allegro – Tempo I Scherzo: Allegro Allegro molto, quasi presto Jo-Tzu Yang, violin I; Byungchan Lee, violin II; Lynn Sue-A-Quan, viola; Yun-Ya Lo, cello | Coached by Sam Rhodes String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 18 No. 3 (1798-1801) Allegro Andante co…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Immigrant Heritage Week
Sonido Costeño Trio in Concert
Sonido Costeño is a modern day New York City Latin band. Their creative fusion of Latin music with other world music is enticing and the high energy in which they transmit it, transforms their audiences into dance hall performances.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults,
Immigrants
Mon, April 30
@ 11 a.m.
Roaring Chorus
Learn the basics of singing and enjoy building music skills in a choral workshop with Staten Island’s Musical Chairs Ensemble. Pre-registration is required.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 30
@ 11:30 a.m.
FREE KTV
苏厄德公园图书馆卡拉OK活动 时间: 4月2日,星期三,下午 11:30到下午1:30 4月9日,星期一,下午 11:30到下午1:30 4月16日,星期一,下午 11:30到下午1:30 4月30日,星期一,下午 11:30到下午1:30 欢迎参加我们唱歌活动,来唱出您最喜爱的歌曲 活动将会在楼下(土库)公共活动室进行 MONDAY, APRIL 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 FROM 11:30 PM—1:30PM JOIN US AND SING ALONG TO YOUR FAVORITE SONGS. THE PROGRAM WILL BE IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM ON THE LOWER LEVEL. All Public Library Programs are free…
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, April 30
@ 5:30 p.m.
Body Blast! Dance-N-Sculpt!
Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! No requirements * Everyone Welcome* Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. Most of all bring a Smile! Registration required. Age 19-99
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, May 2
@ 6 p.m.
Ukulele Lessons for Beginners
Wednesday evening sessions begin April 25th, 2018 @6pm. Four 70-minute sessions: 04/25, 05/02, 05/09, 05/23. Please bring your own ukulele. No experience necessary! Group size is limited/Registration Required* *Regristration opens Friday, April 6th, @9am
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, May 5
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners
Saturday sessions begin April 21st, 2018 @11am. Seven 90-minute sessions: 04/21, 04/28, 05/05, 05/19, 06/02, 06/09, 06/23. Please bring your own guitar. No experience necessary! Class size is limited *Registration Required: Regristration begins Friday, 03/30/18 @ 9am
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, May 5
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Encounters: Beach, Clarke, and Howe
The New York Classical Players continue their year-long exploration of American chamber music with a concert of women composers from the early 20th century. Enjoy Rebecca Clarke's sublime Viola Sonata, along with the Amy Beach Piano Quintet, and a rarely heard gem, excavated from the Library Archives, Mary Howe's Three Pieces For String Quartet After Emily Dickinson. Letter from Amy Beach The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first c…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, May 7
@ 11 a.m.
Roaring Chorus
Learn the basics of singing and enjoy building music skills in a choral workshop with Staten Island’s Musical Chairs Ensemble. Pre-registration is required.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, May 7
@ 5:30 p.m.
Body Blast! Dance-N-Sculpt!
Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! No requirements * Everyone Welcome* Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. Most of all bring a Smile! Registration required. Age 19-99
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, May 7
@ 6 p.m.
Roaring Chorus Concert
Come in and enjoy the Roaring Chours' Spring Concert!
Richmondtown LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Tue, May 8
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunchbreak listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Free admission, doors open at 11:45 am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, May 9
@ 6 p.m.
Ukulele Lessons for Beginners
Wednesday evening sessions begin April 25th, 2018 @6pm. Four 70-minute sessions: 04/25, 05/02, 05/09, 05/23. Please bring your own ukulele. No experience necessary! Group size is limited/Registration Required* *Regristration opens Friday, April 6th, @9am
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, May 12
@ 3:30 p.m.
Diller-Quaile String Quartet Performance
Please join us for a performance by the Diller-Quaile String Quartet as they perform a spring concert of classical music selections. All ages are welcome.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Mon, May 14
@ 5:30 p.m.
Body Blast! Dance-N-Sculpt!
Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! No requirements * Everyone Welcome* Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. Most of all bring a Smile! Registration required. Age 19-99
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Tue, May 15
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunchbreak listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Free admission, doors open at 11:45 am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 17
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Karaoke by PEP
Let your inner Voice shine - come sing your favorite songs with and for your friends at Parkchester Library! Patti LuPone as Eva Peron singing "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina"
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, May 19
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners
Saturday sessions begin April 21st, 2018 @11am. Seven 90-minute sessions: 04/21, 04/28, 05/05, 05/19, 06/02, 06/09, 06/23. Please bring your own guitar. No experience necessary! Class size is limited *Registration Required: Regristration begins Friday, 03/30/18 @ 9am
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, May 19
@ 2:30 p.m.
Charles Jones in Recital
The Library proudly welcomes virtuoso pianist Charles Jones back to our Library stage for a recital of piano classics. 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 reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed inform…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, May 21
@ 6 p.m.
Songbook at LPA: Broadway’s Future
Composer TBA
Join us for our monthly series where we introduce you to new music by an emerging Broadway composer/lyricist with performances by Broadway vocalists. Produced and directed by John Znidarsic. As of 2018, Songbook concerts will be streamed live on Twitter with Periscope. Follow us at @NYPL_LPA to watch live or view previous concerts. 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…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 22
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunchbreak listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Free admission, doors open at 11:45 am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, May 23
@ 6 p.m.
Ukulele Lessons for Beginners
Wednesday evening sessions begin April 25th, 2018 @6pm. Four 70-minute sessions: 04/25, 05/02, 05/09, 05/23. Please bring your own ukulele. No experience necessary! Group size is limited/Registration Required* *Regristration opens Friday, April 6th, @9am
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, May 24
@ 6 p.m.
ICE at the Library: Collecting Zosha Di Castri
The music of innovative young composer Zosha Di Castri extends beyond purely concert music, with electronic projects, sound art, and collaborations in video and dance. For this program, Di Castri shares an interactive preview of a work in progress, performed by the one of the world’s most accomplished and adventurous new music ensembles, ICE. Join International Contemporary Ensembles’ radical archiving experiment, and appreciate the composition process like never before. Reserve your seat H…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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