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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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  • Neighborhood Playhouse acting students visit

    October 14

    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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  • Boot Camp program for Vocal Music Students, 2015

    August 10

    The Boot Camp is a program of the NYC Department of Education, Office of Special Projects, and Lincoln Center Education.  For the second summer, entering 8th grade students in Music, Dance, Theater and Visual Arts spend 2 weeks working on the auditions and portfolio presentations, as well as 

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  • Boot Camp program for Instrumental Music Students, 2015

    August 6

    The Boot Camp is a program of the NYC Department of Education, Office of Special Projects, and Lincoln Center Education.  For the second summer, entering 8th grade students in Music, Dance, Theater and Visual Arts spend 2 weeks working on the auditions and portfolio presentations, as well as 

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  • Boot Camp program for Visual Arts Students, 2015

    August 5

    The Boot Camp is a program of the NYC Department of Education, Office of Special Projects, and Lincoln Center Education.  For the second summer, entering 8th grade students in Music, Dance, Theater and Visual Arts spend 2 weeks working on the auditions and portfolio presentations, as well as 

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  • Boot Camp program for Theater Students, 2015

    August 4

    The Boot Camp is a program of the NYC Department of Education, Office of Special Projects, and Lincoln Center Education.  For the second summer, entering 8th grade students in Music, Dance, Theater and Visual Arts spend 2 weeks working on the auditions and portfolio presentations, as well as 

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  • Boot Camp program for Dance Students, 2015

    August 3

    The Boot Camp is a program of the NYC Department of Education, Office of Special Projects, and Lincoln Center Education.  For the second summer, entering 8th grade students in Music, Dance, Theater and Visual Arts spend 2 weeks working on the auditions and portfolio presentations, as well as 

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  • Annual orientation tour for Statement Arts summer program

    July 9

    For the 3rd summer, LPA has worked with Statement Arts, an after school program for adolescents.  The 20 students from public high schools throughout the city learned how LPA can assist them in the current projects and throughout their careers in the arts.  This summer's group included those 

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  • The Broadway Hackathon

    May 11 to May 12

    New York Public Library and Masie Productions invite hackers, creative thinkers and Broadway fans to join us for the first New York City Broadway Hackathon at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on May 11th and 12th.

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  • Fashion history & Costume design

    January 30

     

    A  class of Fashion and Costume Design students from Fordham University had the last scheduled class in Broadway Revealed, the photography exhibition that focusses on theatical design, and costume, millinery and shoemaking studios.  The group of 27 also had an orientation tour of 

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  • Sesame Street class visit

    January 29

     

    60 Kindergarden students from PS 13 in Brooklyn visited Sesame Street for a prepared tour.   Students also visited Broadway Revealed to  look at the Wicked costume and Little Mermaid headdress.  

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  • Sesame Street class visit

    January 29

     

    40 students from the Hunt's Point Middle School were given a special tour of Somebody Come and Play by Sesame Workshop Director of Characters, Louis Mitchell .    The school participates in the Kid Comic Con and had studied illustration and graphic story writing.   Students also 

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