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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Popular Music
Intermediate-Level Group Guitar Lessons for Adults
intrmdteguitgrp.pdf
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults
Thu, October 19
@ 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
Thu, October 19
@ 5 p.m.
Performing Arts
ICE at The Library: Collecting Sabrina Schroeder
Celebrated by critics and audiences around the world, The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is an artist collective committed to transforming the way music is created, experienced, and shared. When ICE comes to the Library, they offer more than concert, they involve the audience in a radical archiving experiment, where composers, performers, and audiences all share in the process of creating a new music work. For this first concert of a new ICE at the Library season, the imaginative and…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, October 20
@ 10:30 a.m.
MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM with Naomi Goldberg Hass/ Dances For A Variable Population
Photos by Meg GoldmanJoin us celebrating moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of September to December 2017, Naomi and company will lead seniors in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes for older adults of all ages and abilities. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. September 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, , 10, 17 December 1, 8, 15 Program is free. Call 347-683-2691 for more information Older adults of all ages and abilities welcome. At…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 11 a.m.
Popular Music
Adult Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners
Saturday sessions begin July 29th @11am. Eight 90-minute sessions: 07/29, 08/05, 08/19, 08/26, 09/16, 09/30, 10/07, 10/21. Please bring your own guitar. No experience necessary!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Bellini's I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI by Vincenzo Bellini. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 2 p.m.
Nylon Wound in Concert
Nylon Wound is Joseph Parisi and Gregory Askins. This classical guitar duo will perform music ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary, including Bach, Mozart, Orff, Gershwin, The Beatles, and more! First come, first served. All ages welcome.
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
In concert: Pianist, Phillip Dyson
International Concert Pianist Phillip Dyson, from London, England returns with another sensational show featuring some of the world's most popular and best loved Piano Classics, including: Rachmaninov Prelude in C sharp minor, Schubert Impromptu in G flat, Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu, Fats Waller Alligator Crawl, Beethoven 'Moonlight' Sonata, Scott Joplin Bethena, excerpts from George Gershwin 'An American in Paris' .... and much more! A world class pianist and great entertainer performing to 'se…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, October 24
@ 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
Wed, October 25
@ 11:30 a.m.
FREE KTV
苏厄德公园图书馆卡拉OK活动 时间:10月11日,星期五,下午 11:30到下午1:30 10月25日,星期五,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 THE SEWARD PARK LIBRARY FREE KARAOKE PROGRAM WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 11& 52 FROM 11 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 of charge.…
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, October 26
@ 6 p.m.
Guitar Jam
Dust off your guitar and come to the library for a comfortable jam session. Play with and meet new musicians. Just bring your guitar or bass.
Huguenot Park LibraryAdults
Thu, October 26
@ 6 p.m.
Guitar Jam
Dust off your guitar and come to the library for a comfortable jam session. Play with and meet new musicians. Just bring your guitar or bass.
Huguenot Park LibraryAdults
Fri, October 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM with Naomi Goldberg Hass/ Dances For A Variable Population
Photos by Meg GoldmanJoin us celebrating moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of September to December 2017, Naomi and company will lead seniors in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes for older adults of all ages and abilities. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. September 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, , 10, 17 December 1, 8, 15 Program is free. Call 347-683-2691 for more information Older adults of all ages and abilities welcome. At…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, October 27
@ 1:30 p.m.
NUEVO SANJO Part I: 2017 New York Sanjo Symposium & Lecture Recital
This rare festival presents Korean sanjo (instrumental solo genre) and pansori (epic sung drama) featuring some of the most celebrated masters and artists from South Korea, including Lee Tae-Baek (ajaeng), Yun Jin-Chul (pansori), Yi Ji-Young (gayageum), You Kyung-Hwa (janggu), Kwak Soo-Eun (25-string gayageum) and Lee Young-Sub (daegeum). The concert highlights the contemporary developments of these two significant genres showing the beauty and aesthetic of Korean antiquity linked with modern s…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, October 28
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday, October 28th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM for "I Capuleti e i Montecchi" by Vincenzo Bellini.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, October 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Jane Austen’s Music Library
With Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and other works, Jane Austen charmed her era and ours, while boldly blazing a trail that women writers continue to follow today. At home, it was music that fueled her literary creativity. She personally sang, played piano, and hand copied her favorite pieces of music. Now, through an innovative digital archive project at the University of Southampton, Austen’s music library has been shared with the world. The period instrument ensemble Broad…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, October 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
Mon, October 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
Tue, October 31
@ 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
Wed, November 1
@ 6 p.m.
Popular Music
Intermediate-Level Group Guitar Lessons for Adults
intrmdteguitgrp.pdf
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults
Fri, November 3
@ 10:30 a.m.
MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM with Naomi Goldberg Hass/ Dances For A Variable Population
Photos by Meg GoldmanJoin us celebrating moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of September to December 2017, Naomi and company will lead seniors in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes for older adults of all ages and abilities. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. September 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, , 10, 17 December 1, 8, 15 Program is free. Call 347-683-2691 for more information Older adults of all ages and abilities welcome. At…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, November 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Bernstein Findings: Copland's Keys
A collage of live performance, conversation, and historic document recitation illuminates a pivotal moment in Leonard Bernstein’s education. In 1938, Bernstein had his first exposure to American Modernism: learning Aaron Copland's Piano Variations, sitting at the keyboard with his Harvard philosophy professor, David Prall. The influence of Copland and Prall continued to guide Bernstein throughout his career as he became America’s maestro and paramount cultural ambassador. Hear recitations of Ber…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, November 6
@ 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, November 7
@ 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
Thu, November 9
@ 6 p.m.
Rachna Nivas' Kathak Dialogue
Derived from the word katha, meaning "the art of storytelling," Kathak is one of India's most dynamic, classical dance-theatre traditions. Following in the footsteps of her guru, Pandit Chitresh Das, Rachna Nivas, one of the world's most celebrated contemporary Indian dancers, is using Kathak to dialogue with other world dance traditions. For this special Library program, Nivas offers an enthralling introduction to Kathak, with virtuosic musicianship, narrative movement, and expert interpretatio…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, November 13
@ 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, November 13
@ 6 p.m.
Bernstein Findings: Lenny on the Town
The Library teams up with The New York Philharmonic Archives and Music from Copland House to present a sonic portrait of Leonard Bernstein’s spirited first years in New York City. In 1940, after graduating from Harvard and the Curtis Institute of Music, Bernstein moved to Manhattan, where he palled-around with Stella Adler and Marlon Brando, and accompanied Judy Holiday in Greenwich Village night clubs. By 1943, he was conducting The New York Philharmonic. Just one year later he had created the…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, November 14
@ 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, November 14
@ 4 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Tuesday, November 14th from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM for "Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Wed, November 15
@ 6 p.m.
Popular Music
Intermediate-Level Group Guitar Lessons for Adults
intrmdteguitgrp.pdf
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults
Thu, November 16
@ 6 p.m.
Anyone Who Had a Heart: The Burt Bacharach Songbook
Russian American pianist, Sasha Papernik, and her ensemble explore the songbook of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The program includes music influential to Bacharach's style, from the harmonic influences of Darius Milhaud to the bebop rhythms of Dizzy Gillespie and original music informed by Bacharach's legacy. Featuring Sasha Papernik (piano/vocals), Justin Poindexter (guitar/vocals), Kyle Saulnier (upright bass), and Will Clark (percussion). The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to of…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, November 17
@ 10:30 a.m.
MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM with Naomi Goldberg Hass/ Dances For A Variable Population
Photos by Meg GoldmanJoin us celebrating moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of September to December 2017, Naomi and company will lead seniors in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes for older adults of all ages and abilities. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. September 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, , 10, 17 December 1, 8, 15 Program is free. Call 347-683-2691 for more information Older adults of all ages and abilities welcome. At…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, November 18
@ 11 a.m.
Radio Maestro: Toscanini and NBC Symphony Orchestra
An astonishing 23,000 people requested tickets for the live-taping of Arturo Toscanini’s inaugural radio concert conducting the newly founded NBC Symphony Orchestra. On December 25, 1937, performances of Mozart’s “Great G Minor Symphony” and Brahms’ Symphony no. 1 were broadcast live from studio 8H into millions of households, uplifting a nation still struggling through the Great Depression. The library draws a sonic portrait of Christmas Day, 1937, with a presentation of Toscanini’s first NBC b…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Sat, November 18
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Verdi's AÏDA recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of AÏDA by Giuseppe Verdi. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryAdults
Sat, November 18
@ 2:30 p.m.
The Joy of Noise
Bill Lewis returns to Bruno Walter Auditorium for another concert/cabaret offering. His unique arrangements will include the music of Purcell/Bucchino, Scheer/Morricone, Strauss and Chopin among others. 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…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, November 18
@ 2:30 p.m.
CONCERT: SALUTE TO TWO LEGENDARY LADIES OF JAZZ
Glendalys Sosa sings songs from some of the best-known recordings of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by pianist John Austria and saxophonist Joe Sherman.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, November 20
@ 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, November 21
@ 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
Sat, November 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
The Greats: Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Ravel, and Liszt
Library perennial favorite pianist Benjamin Bradham returns to perform a program of masterworks by "the greats." Program: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Franz Liszt (1811-1886). The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admissio…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, November 27
@ 11 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
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