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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, February 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture, with Tina Frühauf, Ph.D., a musicologist, writer, and a professional organist, who serves on the faculty of Columbia University and is editor at Repertoire International de Littérature Musicale
This illustrated lecture spotlights music in the Jewish communities of Germany after 1945. It draws together Jewish music, German culture, and the legacy of the Holocaust and makes powerful arguments about the impact of the Holocaust and its aftermath in changing contexts of musical performance and composition. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, February 9
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival, with Stephen Petrus, an Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellow at the New-York Historical Society.
This illustrated lecture explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar America. It shows that the city’s artistic, political, and commercial assets helped to shape a breeding ground for the folk music revival, one of the great cultural phenomena of the twentieth century Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, March 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Opera Duets with Mel Haber, a devoted music lover, primarily of popular music and opera.
This illustrated lecture features videos of great singers singing some of the most popular, dramatic and beautiful operatic duets. Some of the music included will be from La Forza del Destino, Aida, La Traviata, and Don Carlo. Among the pairs of singers are Giuseppe di Stefano and Leonard Warren, Jussi Bjorling and Zinka Milanov, and Placido Domingo and Louis Quilico. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, April 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Fifth Avenue Hootenanny-Thingamajig! featuring: Tabitha Estrellado
The Fifth Avenue Hootenanny Thingamajig! Featuring: A Concert Of Songs Of Life, Love and Being Different by Disability Rights Activist and Singer-Songwriter Tabitha Estrellado and Accompanied by Fabian Caballero. Tabitha Estrellado is a singer-songwriter and disability advocate in New York City. Tabi has Muscular Dystrophy and is in a wheelchair. In 2011, she was honored with the Robert Ross Personal Achievement Award for her accomplishments in independent living and for her music. The Fifth…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, April 18
@ 7 p.m.
Immigrant Heritage Week
Music @ NYPL Presents: Jessica Valiente
Music @ NYPL Presents: Jessica Valiente Mid-Manhattan Library Monday 4/18/2016 7:00 p.m. Flutist/ethnomusicologist Dr. Jessica Valiente performs on nearly 20 flutes from a dozen world cultures, plus songs and storytelling. Included will be flutes from North America, Brazil, the Andes, China, Japan, Ireland, England, Nigeria, Ghana, and more. Dr. Jessica Valiente holds a B.A. in music from Barnard College in conjunction with Manhattan School of Music, an MA in music performance from Queens…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, May 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
Canceled
Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents Rosanne Cash, The Lone Bellow, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
*EVENT NOTE: PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES. DUE TO UNFORESEEN TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THE LINCOLN CENTER LOCAL: FREE SCREENING OF ROSANNE CASH, THE LONE BELLOW, BUDDY MILLER & JIM LAUDERDALE SCHEDULED THIS EVENING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE JOIN US INSTEAD FOR SCREENING OF A COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER. Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING featuring Rosanne Cash, The Lone Bellow, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library - Sixth Floor First Come,…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, May 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Evening Movie - A Coal Miner's Daughter
*EVENT NOTE: PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES, DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THE LINCOLN CENTER LOCAL: FREE SCREENING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE FOLLOWING MOVIE WILL BE SHOWN INSTEAD. Coal Miner's Daughter DVD | Color | 1980 | 125 min | Universal Pictures | PG Loretta Lynn was one of the first female superstars in country music and remains a defining presence within the genre; with her strong, clear, hard-country voice and tough, no-nonsense songs about husbands who cheat and wives who weren…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, May 4
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Fifth Avenue Hootenanny-Thingamajig! presents: J. Armen Meschian
Born Armen J. Meschian in 1973 in Yerevan, Armenia, J. Armen discovered the gift of music in his late teens. Shortly after arriving in the US, he began studying guitar with Robin Stone, professor at Berklee College of Music. He then made his musical debut at the age of 18 under the assumed name “J. Armen” as lead guitarist of the Boston-based band, “Bones Inc.” One year later, in 1993, he emerged as a songwriter and co-founded the band “Medicine Hat.” In 1994 the band released two songs on a co…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, May 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe, with Stephon Alexander, jazz saxophonist, astrophysicist and professor of physics at Brown University.
This illustrated lecture highlights the various ways that music, in particular, jazz improvisation is linked with modern physics and cosmology. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, May 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Fifth Avenue Hootenanny-Thingamajig! featuring: The Untempered Trio
The Fifth Avenue Hootenanny Thingamajig! Presents: The Untempered Trio with Bill Cole, Ras Moshe Burnett and Stephanie Griffin The Untempered Ensemble was founded in 1992 by Bill Cole as a trio. The first members of the group were Bill Cole, Warren Smith and Joe Daley. Later, in the 1990's, bassist William Parker and multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore joined the group. Soon after that, the reed player Sam Furnace was asked to join and then, at the end of the 1990's, Cole's son Atticus bec…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Fri, May 20
@ 3 p.m.
I Wan Jan Puppet Theater Performing "A Chance Encounter Leads To Marriage"
Mid-Manhattan Library and Chinese American Arts Council present I Wan Jan Puppet Theater from Taiwan Performing “A Chance Encounter Leads to Marriage” Friday, May 20, 2016 at 3 p.m. For more information please contact hungyunchang@nypl.org or call 212-576-0075
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, June 7
@ 6:30 p.m.
Canceled
Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration
PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES. DUE TO UNFORESEEN TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THE LINCOLN CENTER LOCAL: FREE SCREENING OF We Like it Like That ! A Boogaloo Celebration HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration Tuesday, June 7, 2016 6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library - Sixth Floor First Come, First Served. Joe Bataan Following Lincoln Center's New York premiere of the new documentary We Like It Like That, Joe Bataan, Ray Lugo an…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, June 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Make Music NY @NYPL
Featuring Marc Delgado Make Music NY is one of the largest music events in NYC. The New York Public Library is delighted to be a part of the festival. Mid-Manhattan Library will also be featuring Marc Delgado. He'll be performing alt-rock music.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, June 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Music of George Gershwin, with Mel Haber, a devoted music lover, primarily of popular music and opera.
This illustrated lecture features videos of George Gershwin and his brother, Ira, who wrote lyrics and classic songs for numerous Broadway shows and films. The life of George Gershwin and singers Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Cliff Edwards, Al Jolson, Gene Kelly, and Fred Astaire are higlighted. They will be singing such memorable songs as "Swanee," "Somebody Loves Me," "Oh, Lady Be Good," "Someone to Watch over Me," "S'Wonderful," and "Our Love is Here to Stay." Events at The…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, July 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center Local presents IN NEED OF MUSIC: THE SONGS OF BEN TOTH
Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents In Need of Music: The Songs of Ben Toth World-class entertainment from Lincoln Center Local, free at your library! Join us for a Free SCREENING of The songs of Ben Toth Featuring Dawn Cantwell, Erin Davie, Ben Davis, Santino Fontana, Cheyenne Jackson, Taylor Mac, Lindsay Mendez, Will Reynolds, and Grace Wall. Considered a singer’s composer, Ben Toth has served as musical director and vocal coach to an unparalleled list of Broadway stars:…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, August 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Fifth Avenue Hootenanny-Thingamajig! featuring: Lenny Zenith
The Fifth Avenue Hootenanny-Thingamajig! Featuring: A Concert of Punk-Pop, New Wave Music with Musician Lenny Zenith. Lenny Zenith started playing publicly in New Orleans in his late teens, receiving critical acclaim and opening for touring acts such as The Replacements, X, U2 and Iggy Pop, among many others. He fronted several bands before moving to NYC. A proud transman, Lenny transitioned in Junior High School, and later attended New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA), home to al…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, August 9
@ 6:30 p.m.
Canceled
Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents Red Hot + FELA LIVE! / Superhuman Happiness: Music from How to Survive a Plague
PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES. DUE TO UNFORESEEN TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THE LINCOLN CENTER LOCAL: FREE SCREENING OF "RED HOT+ FELA LIVE!/SUPERHUMAN HAPPINESS: MUSIC FROM HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE" HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents Red Hot + FELA LIVE! / Superhuman Happiness: Music from How to Survive a Plague Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library - Sixth Floor First Come, First Served. The defiant spirit and groove-heavy music of Nigerian…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, August 9
@ 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Evening Movies - Get On Up
GET ON UP DVD | Color | 2014 | 138 min | Universal Pictures | PG-13 Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood in Barnwell, South Carolina to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century. Director | Tate Taylor Starring | Chadwick Boseman, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis,…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, August 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Fifth Avenue Hootenanny - Thingamajig Presents: The Literary Warriors
The trio founded by writer/percussionist/activist John Pietaro features celebrated free jazz saxophonist Ras Moshe Burnett and dynamic electric bassist Laurie Towers out front of Pietaro's spoken word and hand drumming. The Literary Warriors incorporate revolutionary poetry and prose into improvisational music, casting a fusion that celebrates the cultural Marxism of the '30s, the Black Arts Movement, Beat poetry and today's current events. Spoken word selections include Bertolt Brecht, Langston…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryYoung Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, November 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Canceled
Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents The New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma
PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES. DUE TO UNFORESEEN TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THE LINCOLN CENTER LOCAL: FREE SCREENING OF "THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC GALA WITH YO-YO MA" HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents The New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library - Sixth Floor First Come, First Served. The New York Philharmonic’s opening gala concert features music director Alan Gilbert and special guest cello soloist Yo-…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults

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