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Fri, December 9
@ 7 p.m.
Holiday Hula Party
Winter weather got you down? Join our hui! By day, Dara Faust is the shoe supervisor of the New York City Ballet. By Night, Faust has the kuleana (responsibility and privilege) of teaching for Nā Lehua Melemele, a New York City Hui (group, club, alliance) that is comprised of individuals who are joined or united by a common love of the hula. Faust comes to the Library to lead an interactive evening exploring the native art of Hawaiian dance, expressing all that we see, hear, smell, taste, touch,…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
Holiday Songbook
A concert of new holiday music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists, presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul and directed by John Znidarsic. 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 sea…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, December 12
@ 6 p.m.
Holiday Songbook
A concert of new holiday music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists, presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul and directed by John Znidarsic. 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 sea…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, December 15
@ 6 p.m.
Curtain Up Conversation: John Kander
Famous for his work on Chicago, Cabaret, and other musical theater masterworks, composer John Kander transformed American musical theater, along with his songwriting partner Fred Ebb. Celebrating his many successes in London and New York, The Library welcomes Kander to the Library stage for a Curtain Up Conversation. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about Kander’s writing process, hear his memories from Broadway and the West End, while observing rarely seen artifacts from the Library…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, December 17
@ 2:30 p.m.
Karen Luschar sings “MISTLETOE AND HOLLY”
Deck the halls and ring in the "holly-daze" with classics you can't imagine the season without, to lesser known treasures you will want to hear more of. Karen and her band celebrate the fun and warmth of this special season with Christmas in Killarney, A Song of Christmas, Scarlet Ribbons, Let It Snow, Christmas Memories, I'll Be Home for Christmas, O Holy Night, Count Your Blessings, White Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, The Happiest Christmas and so many more. There's even a si…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, December 28
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Holiday Treat: ​Mr. B at the Movies
Mr. B at the Movies Dance Historian David Vaughan will introduce and screen selections from George Balanchine's work in commercial film, from Dark Red Roses (1929) to Follow the Boys (1944). Seating is first come, first served. Program subject to change. George Balanchine behind the camera. Photo by Martha Swope, 1964.
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
Fri, January 6
@ 7 p.m.
Create a Character: An Evening with Makeup Artist Joe Dulude II
Joe Dulude II is probably best known for his makeup designs for the Olivier and Tony Award winning hit musical Wicked. Since Wicked, Joe has added many Broadway credits, designing for Dr. Zhivago, On the Town, If/Then, Beautiful, The Wedding Singer,Grease!, Follies, Jekyll & Hyde, and more. He is a teacher of theatrical makeup at Pace University, Muhlenberg College, and the Hartt School. For this Library program, Dulude will discuss his craft, and perform a live demonstration of his creati…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Mon, January 9
@ 6 p.m.
Radicals in Miniature: A Library Séance for an Alt-Culture Cabal
Discover a forgotten cabal of New York City artist icons who transformed 20th century “alternative” culture, only to lose their toehold on immortality. Writer/director/performer Ain Gordon and composer/writer/performer Josh Quillen come to the Library to preview their new performance work, Radicals in Miniature, debuting at the Borishnikov Arts Center this Spring. Together onstage, Quillen and Gordon speak, sing, play, interrogate and partner, resurrecting “downtown” artist heroes from the “Sum…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, January 12
@ 6 p.m.
Flowers Cracking Concrete: Rosemary Candelario on Eiko & Koma’s Asian/American Choreographies
Rosemary Candelario’s new book Flowers Cracking Concrete is the first in-depth study of the forty-year career of Eiko & Koma—two artists from Japan who have lived and worked in New York City since the mid-1970s, establishing themselves as innovative and influential modern and postmodern dancers. Candelario presents an evening of fascinating insight, images, performance video, and conversation. Reserve your general admission seat HERE starting December 12th (If you need assistance with onlin…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, January 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Brahms Encounters: Romantic Spirit
New York Classical Players continue their series of engaging concerts inspired by the Library’s collection of Johannes Brahms manuscripts. See Brahms’s hand-written sketch of melodies for the majestic Piano Trio no. 2, Op. 87. Gain an enhanced perspective on Brahms’ brilliance through conversation with the performers, before hearing New York’s most gifted young professional musicians offer virtuosic and thoughtfully prepared performances of Brahms’ most passionate and haunting works, the Scherzo…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, January 25
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Martha Graham
Martha Graham Dance Historian David Vaughan will introduce and screen selections from the work of this iconic figure of modern dance, with a focus on her earlier work.
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
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