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Mon, August 21
@ 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
Fri, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
KARAOKE / KTV
FREE KARAOKE/KTV August 4, 11, 18, 25 from 2pm-4:30pm Community Room, Lower Level For more info contact: carloschanves@nypl.org
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
FREE KTV
苏厄德公园图书馆卡拉OK活动 时间:8月4日,星期五,下午 2:00到下午4: 30 8月11日,星期五,下午 2:00到下午4:30 8月18日,星期五,下午 2:00到下午4:30 8月25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, AUGUST 4, 11, 18 & 25 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
Sat, August 26
@ 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
Mon, August 28
@ 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
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
Sat, September 16
@ 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, September 16
@ 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 September 16th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM for "Faust" by Charles Gounod.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Fri, September 22
@ 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
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. The following musicians will be featured: Singer Gloria Mirabal (Ms. Mirabal is one of the best and enduring interpreters of the bolero) Balladeer Anibal Ayala, Cuatro master Luis Rodriguez (Mr. Rodriguez was Orquesta de Pacheco's Tres player for over 30 years. He also played with La Fania All-Stars and Sonora Poncena) Guitarist William Vazquez, Pianist-…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Tue, September 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Artist and the Archive
Deconstructing Racial Imagination
Founded by poet and McArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine, The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII) is an interdisciplinary cultural laboratory of writers, activists, scholars, and artists, dedicated to the work of engaging the concept of the racial imagination, specifically critiquing the costs and means by which whiteness and institutional racism have shaped cultural production, politics, and memory. This program will feature a discussion with Rankine and scholars, artists, and writers on art, activism…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wed, September 27
@ 1 p.m.
Open Archive
Sonny Rollins Collection
Join Schomburg Center librarians and archivists as they unveil the the first public display of selected items from our coveted collection of materials highlighting the life and career of legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Get up close and personal with the selected items and enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection’s curators. Photo credit: ©Bernie Thrasher/Euclid Records/CTSIMAGES @SchomburgCenter #SonnyRollinsArchive First come, first seated For free events, we generally overbook to…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wed, September 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Our Man In Jazz: Sonny Rollins Tribute
Theodore Walter “Sonny” Rollins is a living icon and one of jazz’s most influential tenor saxophonists. In celebration of our recent acquisition of the Sonny Rollins archive, filled with correspondence, notes, photographs, and more, this evening program will pay musical tribute to the icon and include highlights from his archive. Pop-up exhibition available throughout the evening Photo credit: ©Bernie Thrasher/Euclid Records/CTSIMAGES @SchomburgCenter #SonnyRollinsArchive First come, first se…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Sat, September 30
@ 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
Tue, October 3
@ 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, October 7
@ 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
Tue, October 10
@ 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
Mon, October 16
@ 6 p.m.
Laurie Anderson’s Listen List 
Visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist, Laurie Anderson is one of the world’s most imaginative, provocative, curious, and engaged artists. From downtown, counter-culture performances, to her residency with NASA, to her top-charting, trailblazing recordings, generosity and sincere curiosity about the world has fueled Anderson’s work. For this Library interview, get to know Anderson’s life, work, and perspective through the music tha…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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
@ 2:30 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tue, November 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, December 5
@ 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, 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 for "Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute)" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Tue, December 12
@ 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, December 19
@ 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, January 9
@ 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, January 16
@ 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, January 23
@ 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, January 30
@ 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, April 11
@ 6 p.m.
Jazz @ the Library with the Celia Cruz High School of Music
Please join for a jazz concert presented by the Celia Cruz High School of Music Jazz Band - Take The "4" Train.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
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