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Past Programs

  • Statement Arts College Prep student visit

    July 21

  • American Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts students

    July 12

    AMDA, brought a group of 46 high school age students from the summer program to LPA for orientation.  The students from the Acting, Musical Theater and Vocal studios learned how to find scripts and songs in the circulating and archival collections.  AMDA, a near neighbor, has planned 3 visits 

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  • Summer Arts Institute Instrumental Music Students

    July 12

    For the 13th year, the Library for the Performing Arts worked with the Department of Education's Summer Arts Institute on programs designed to introduce or facilitate the students to research in their field.  The series kicked off with the visit of 80 Middle and High School Instrumental Music 

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  • Summer Arts Institute MS Vocal Music students

    July 11

    For the 12th year, the Library for the Performing Arts worked with the Department of Education's Summer Arts Institute on programs designed to introduce or facilitate the students to research in their field.  The series kicked off with the visit of 54 Middle  School Vocal students, with 

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  • Summer Arts Institute HS Vocal Music students

    July 8

    For the 12th year, the Library for the Performing Arts worked with the Department of Education's Summer Arts Institute on programs designed to introduce or facilitate the students to research in their field.  The series kicked off with the visit of 54 High School Vocal students, with teacher 

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  • Education First group from Tennessee

    June 9

    A group of 21 8th grade music and art students from Tennessee visited Magical Designs for Mozart's Magic Flute and Mozart Forever as an activity of their trip to NYC.  It was arranged by Education First, an educational tour company. They were accompanied by the Orchestra and Chorus teachers, as 

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  • NYPL LGBT Pride Trivia Concert - Hosted by Isle of Klezbos

    June 7

    The Library continues its Trivia Concert series with a LGBT Pride month celebration, featuring Jackie Hoffman, The hilarious star of TV, Broadway, and film; 

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  • annual Fordham University Musical Theatre Seminar

    June 1

    The Fordham University Music Theatre Seminar scheduled its 5th annual oriention tour of the Performing Arts Library.  The students or college or graduate student age come to NY for an intense 5 week program in singing, acting and dance, led by Julie Boyd and Mana Allen (who is also an LPA 

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  • Shakespeare Week classes

    May 2

    In conjunction with the international celebration of Shakespeare and the Lincoln Center Theater professional development program, we hosted the 60 high school student semi-finalists in the Monologue and Sonnet Recital competition.  The students split into 2 groups, with 30 visiting Magical 

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  • Theatre Design students visit

    April 15

    Chris Muller brought his First Year  Design students from Tisch/NYU School of the Arts to view Magical Designs for Mozart's Magic Flute and Shakespeare's Star Turn in America.  The 18 students were enrolled in Culture, Costume and Decor.  The graduate students viewed both exhibitions  and 

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  • Scenery Design students visit

    April 8

    Campbell Baird brought his First Year Scenic Design students from Tisch/NYU School of the Arts to view Magical Designs for Mozart's Magic Flute and Shakespeare's Star Turn in America.  The graduate students viewed both exhibitions with curator Barbara Cohen-Stratyner and received training in 

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  • Tepper semester visit

    January 22

     64 students  from the Syracuse University program, Tepper Semester, visited the Library for the Performing Arts for the semi-annual orientation visit.   As happens each Winter semester, the theater students were introduced to the Circulating and Research Collections, a well as Theatre on 

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  • Anti-Prom 2016 visit

    December 10

    The annual Anti-Prom project is on progress for June 2016.  21 Juniors at the High School for Fashion Industries visited the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for their orientation and workshop on using visual collections for costume research. This year's theme is Secret Garden, 

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  • Alice Live! Exhibition Tour

    December 9

    Tilden Conservators are invited to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with a private tour of this new multimedia exhibition, which traces the history of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice stories in live performance from their first professional Read More ›
  • For The Public: What's Wonderland? New Poetry and Spoken Word Performances inspired by Alice in Wonderland

    November 19

    FOR THE PUBLIC is a FREE collaborative art series featuring some of the city's most prominent young creatives. Once a month, NYPL-sponsored spaces will house performance and visual displays that explore the power of storytelling, comment on community, and highlight the many different narratives 

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  • Pace University BFA Actor class

    November 16

    A class of 25 First year students in the Pace University BFA Acting program visited the Library for the Performing Arts for a intensive session in the Headshots exhibition and orientation workshop.  After a curatorial tour and intense discussion in the gallery, they learned where at LPA 

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  • Museum studies/Art History class for Marymount Manhattan College

    October 29

    Prof. Jason Rosenfeld brought a class of 14 undergraduate students in Marymount Manhattan College's Art History program to LPA to discuss the two exhibitions, Head Shots and Alice Live!.  They discussed curatorial selections in the former, which is based solely on LPA collection, and the 

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  • Neighborhood Playhouse acting students visit

    October 22

    For the 3rd year, the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater arranged for orientation workshops for its First Year Students on 2 dates.  The students were introduced to the archival and circulation collections and how to find scripts and other materials for their role preparation.   They 

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  • Media Studies class orientation

    October 20

    As she has each term, Prof. Bethany Jacobson has brought her Media Studeis classes at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY for an orientation class and exhibition analysis visit.  They visited the archival and circulation collections and had in-depth sessions  about curating andresearch in 

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  • Media Studies class orientation

    October 20

    As she has each term, Prof. Bethany Jacobson has brought her Media Studeis classes at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY for an orientation class and exhibition analysis visit.  They visited the archival and circulation collections and had in-depth sessions  about curating andresearch in 

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