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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, June 27
@ 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 27
@ 1 p.m.
Chamber Music Concert “Future Stars and Friends”
Chamber Music Concert “Future Stars and Friends” As a component of the New York Public Library (NYPL) 53rd street branch’s partnership with P:LE of Jsac New York, the first of a series of “Future Stars and Friends” chamber music concert series featuring rising cellist Alexander Hersh (https://www.alexanderhersh.com) and colleagues in a program chosen by Mr. Hersh. P:LE (The Project: Library Effect), “Future Stars and Friends” series periodically hands rising young performers artistic control…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 7 p.m.
Chamber Music Concert “Future Stars and Friends”
Chamber Music Concert “Future Stars and Friends” As a component of the New York Public Library (NYPL) 53rd street branch’s partnership with P:LE of Jsac New York, the first of a series of “Future Stars and Friends” chamber music concert series featuring rising cellist Alexander Hersh (https://www.alexanderhersh.com) and colleagues in a program chosen by Mr. Hersh. P:LE (The Project: Library Effect), “Future Stars and Friends” series periodically hands rising young performers artistic control…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Wed, June 28
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Dance Historian Is In: A Folk Tale - Guest host: Alastair Macaulay
A recording of this August Bournonville masterpiece, created for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1854. Seating is first come, first served. Program subject to change.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Music With Enrico Granafei
Music with Enrico Granafei Guitarist, vocalist, and harmonica player Enrico Granafei brings audiences authentic music from his native Calabria and from a variety of Italian regions. Celebrate Italian heritage in an afternoon of traditional Italian music. Enrico Granafei is a master of classical and jazz guitar as well as Italian musical and theatrical traditions. From ancient folk songs, to Neopolitan classics and Italian American favorites, this program of Italian music offers something to…
Seward Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Wed, June 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism, with Charles A. Riley II, curator, critic, professor of English, and author of more than twenty books on the arts.
This illustrated lecture provides a wide-ranging look at the connections inside the core group of avant-garde artists in Jazz Age Paris. It .offers a fresh examination of both canonic and overlooked writers and artists and their works, by revealing them in conversation with one another. The author's celebration of the many masterpieces shows how the creative community of postwar Paris supported astounding experiments in content and form that still resonate today. Events at The New York Public…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 6 p.m.
Yvonne Rainer's Person Place Thing
Throughout her career as a dancer, choreographer, writer and filmmaker, Yvonne Rainer has been observing and revealing meaning and power in people and events that may otherwise be unnoticed or overlooked. Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen is an interview podcast and radio show that believes people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to th…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 6 p.m.
Guitaraoke
Whether you are a beginner, a novice or a seasoned musician enjoy some play time at the library. This is a fun way to play, meet other musicians and to get some much needed practice time. Teens and Adults are Welcomed.
Huguenot Park LibraryAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, June 30
@ 2 p.m.
FREE KARAOKE KTV 苏厄德公园图书馆卡拉OK活动
苏厄德公园图书馆卡拉OK活动 时间:6月2日,星期五,下午 2:00到下午4: 30 6月9日,星期五,下午 2:00到下午4:30 6月23日,星期五,下午 2:00到下午4:30 6月30日,星期五,下午 2:00到下午4:30 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 FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 9, 23 & 30 FROM 2 PM—4:30 PM 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
Fri, June 30
@ 7 p.m.
Library Listen Fest 2017: American Waves
Heading into Independence Day weekend join us for an evening of casual listening, featuring rarely heard historic political speeches, radio broadcasts, and music that celebrates our nation's history. The Library's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound are the second largest sound collection in America. Captured on disks, tapes, and hard drives, a vast universe of sound is safely stored in stacks deep underneath the Lincoln Center campus. To raise awareness for these tr…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Fri, July 7
@ 1 p.m.
Karaoke Day
Join us to sing along to popular songs from the 80's.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Sat, July 8
@ 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 July 8th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM for "L'Elisir D'Amore" by Gaetano Donizetti.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Mon, July 10
@ 6 p.m.
Tap Mondays In July: Dance Rewind - Tap Happening & Charlie's Angels
July is Tap Dance month here at The Library! The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is the recipient of the American Tap Dance Foundation’s 2017 Tap Preservation Award, which will be presented to us during Tap City 2017, the Annual New York City Tap Festival. To celebrate this honor, we are screening just a few of the many tap treasures from the Library’s collections. The screenings will be held over four consecutive Mondays in July, starting on July 10 in the Third Floor Screening Room at The New…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Persons Without Homes,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, July 13
@ 6 p.m.
Popular Music
The Art of the Album: Landmark, Classic Records Performed Live in Their Entirety!
The Art of the Album: Landmark, Classic Records Performed Live in Their Entirety! (insert flyer image here) **JOIN US AT TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY THE 2ND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR LIVE MUSIC AT 6PM** UP NEXT: Thursday July 13th: "Astral Weeks" by Van Morrison
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, July 15
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of L'ELISIRE D'AMORE by Gaetano Donizetti. 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
Mon, July 17
@ 6 p.m.
Tap Mondays In July: Tap Treasures from the Reserve Film and Video collection
July is Tap Dance month here at The Library! The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is the recipient of the American Tap Dance Foundation’s 2017 Tap Preservation Award, which will be presented to us during Tap City 2017, the Annual New York City Tap Festival. To celebrate this honor, we are screening just a few of the many tap treasures from the Library’s collections. The screenings will be held over four consecutive Mondays in July, starting on July 10 in the Third Floor Screening Room at The New…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Persons Without Homes,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, July 20
@ 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
Mon, July 24
@ 6 p.m.
Tap Mondays In July: Curator's Choice, by Tony Waag
July is Tap Dance month here at The Library! The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is the recipient of the American Tap Dance Foundation’s 2017 Tap Preservation Award, which will be presented to us during Tap City 2017, the Annual New York City Tap Festival. To celebrate this honor, we are screening just a few of the many tap treasures from the Library’s collections. The screenings will be held over four consecutive Mondays in July, starting on July 10 in the Third Floor Screening Room at The New…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Persons Without Homes,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, July 29
@ 1 p.m.
Learn to Read Music
Whether you are an amateur musician or a professional in need of a refresher, anyone can learn to read music. Learn to read the notes on the treble staff and how to clap basic rhythms.
Port Richmond LibraryAdults,
50+,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, July 31
@ 6 p.m.
Tap Mondays In July: Great Feats of Feet
July is Tap Dance month here at The Library! The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is the recipient of the American Tap Dance Foundation’s 2017 Tap Preservation Award, which will be presented to us during Tap City 2017, the Annual New York City Tap Festival. To celebrate this honor, we are screening just a few of the many tap treasures from the Library’s collections. The screenings will be held over four consecutive Mondays in July, starting on July 10 in the Third Floor Screening Room at The New…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Persons Without Homes,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, August 12
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Strauss' DER ROSENKAVALIER (excerpts) & Puccini's SUOR ANGELICA recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs a double bill of DER ROSENKAVALIER (excerpts) by Richard Strauss and SUOR ANGELICA by Giacomo Puccini. 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, August 19
@ 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, August 19th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM for a double bill of "Der Rosenkavalier" (extended excerpts) by Richard Strauss and "Suor Angelica" by Giacomo Puccini.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, September 9
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Gounod's FAUST recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of FAUST by Charles Gounod. 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
Sun, September 24
@ 2 p.m.
Rafael Hernandez Music Festival
This annual concert honors the musical legacy of Rafael Hernandez, a.k.a El Jibarito, one of Puerto Rico's most prolific composers. Details on performers to follow. Sponsored by the Association for Puerto Rican Hispanic Culture Inc.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
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 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, November 11
@ 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, November 11th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, December 9
@ 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, December 9th, from 1:00 - 4:30 PM.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults