Format: 9/22/2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Featured Event
Villalobos Brothers
Masterfully blending the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, the Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of brilliant musical cadence and virtuosity, redifining...

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Leading Russian poets of New York gather to celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Interpoezia", an influential poetry almanac. This event is in Russian.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Kennel Murder Case
Debonair detective Philo Vance (William Powell) sniffs out intrigue at the The Long Island Kennel Club. With the aid of a Doberman, Vance solves the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an...

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Lou Gallo and the Very Hungry Band
Lou Gallo is one of those rare children's performers who is as beloved by children as he is by adults. His most recent CD, Walk the Dog, has garnered praise from such children's music luminaries as Laurie Berkner. Eschewing the sugar-coated...
Sat, Oct 4
1:00 pm

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Featured Event
Charlie Chaplin
We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Chaplin's tramp character on film in 1914. Today's short comedies recreate the mean streets of Chaplin's London youth and focus on the Tramp in his natural habitat, as impoverished and...
Clsrosa Quartet
The recently formed Clarosa Quartet consists of violinist Juliette Kang, violist Che-Hung Chen, cellist Thomas Kraines (of the Daedalus Quartet), plus pianist Natalie Zhu, who has a cult following, having worked with Astral Artists and violinist...

Monday, October 6, 2014

Brooklyn Open Mic series
The Brooklyn Open is a monthly open mic series for teens. It is a safe space for poets, spoken work artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. These events are run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Bilingual Birdies Band celebrates language and culture in a fun-filled live music, dance and puppetry! Learn new words while you sing along to original hip tunes and your favorite traditional folk songs. Expect a high energy performance of...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Charlie Chan at the Opera
For seven years, opera star Gravelle (Boris Karloff) has been locked in an insane asylum, his identity a mystery - even to himself. But when his memory unexpectedly returns, he escapes to avenge himself against his philandering wife and her lover....
Dialogues in the Visual Arts
Art writer Benjamin Sutton moderates a panel of artists who will preview the Gowanus Open Studios 2014, an annual arts event taking place on October 17 – 19 in Gowanus. Panelists include Rachel Bernstein, Brian Adam Douglas and Meena Hasan.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Featured Event
Tiphanie Yanique
Three novelists discuss their latest works, all of which focus on family and the search for a true home. Davis’s novel, Into the Go-Slow, follows Angie, a young woman from Detroit who travels to Lagos, Nigeria to unravel the mystery of her...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan is the bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. Join us for a live-streamed reading by the author, who will be speaking from New York Public Library’s...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Monster Who Ate My Peas
Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, ArtsPower's newest musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn't want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster...
Sat, Oct 11
1:00 pm
Featured Event
Jeffery Renard Allen
Jeffery Renard Allen discusses his novel Song of the Shank, which is based on the real life of Thomas Greene Wiggins, a 19th-century slave and improbable musical genius who performed under the name Blind Tom. Curated and hosted by Rob Spillman.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Films from the VII Russian Documentary Film Festival
From Russia with Math focuses on the Russian School of Mathematics, a school for gifted children founded by émigré teachers from Russia. Goodbye America! or the Last Movie by Alexander Dovzhenko, recounts the disastrous production of...
Lysander Piano Trio
Lysander Piano Trio: Itamar Zorman, violin, Michael Katz, cello, Liza Stepanova, piano, won the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and is praised for its passionate and imaginative ideas. They perform “Autumn” and...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Featured Event
The Mother Court, Zirin, America's Greatest Trials
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, known to lawyers as the “Mother Court,” is the oldest and most influential federal court in the country. James Zirin, a litigator who has tried many cases before...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade tangles with three unscrupulous adventurers, all of whom are competing to obtain a jewel-encrusted falcon statuette. The film was John Huston's directorial debut and was nominated for three...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Featured Event
East African vocalist and songwriter Somi's latest album "The Lagos Music Salon" (Sony/Okeh) is inspired by her recent 18-month creative sabbatical in Lagos, Nigeria.  Now back in New York City, Somi dynamically weaves story-based...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Folklore Mexican Dance
Join youth members of the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. Outfitted in traditional costumes, the talented dancers will perform selections from different regions of Mexico-Jalisco, set to the world famous music of the Mariachi.
Sat, Oct 18
1:00 pm
Featured Event
Mothers of Bedford, Families
Eighty percent of women in U.S. prisons today are mothers of school-age children. Mothers of Bedford explores the effects of a long-term prison sentence on the mother-child relationship through the stories of five incarcerated women. Filmmaker...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Grab a paintbrush and let your creativity flow! Author and artist Hervé Tullet invites kids and families to explore color and shape as they collaborate to create a giant mural. It’s all in the spirit of his eagerly anticipated new book...
Sun, Oct 19
10:00 am
15 to life, juveniles in prison
15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story: Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well?  This documentary follows Kenneth Young’s struggle for redemption,revealing a justice system with thousands of young people...
Featured Event
Urban Tango Trio, Classical Interludes
Virtuoso musicians Machiko Ozawa, former concertmaster of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de Las Artes, on violin and acclaimed composer/arranger Pedro Giraudo on bass, capture the passion and excitement of Argentine tango in a repertoire ranging from...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Brooklyn by the Book: Maira Kalman and Ira Glass
Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, and Ira Glass, host and producer of the radio and television show, This American Life, discuss My Favorite Things, Kalman’s poignant...
Mon, Oct 20
7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stomp, Clap and Sing with Heidi Siegell
Heidi takes you on a musical journey through a magical world filled with bright and beautiful word pictures of the ocean, wind, stars and seasons. Heidi shares songs from her award-winning album In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages,...
The Long Shadow of Incarceration’s Stigma looks into the lives of formerly incarcerated people who are trying to rebuild their lives after prison. From discrimination in employment, education and housing to the loss of voting rights, the...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Howard Hawks directed the first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart as detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge. When a dying millionaire hires Marlowe to handle...
Brooklyn by the Book: Marilynne Robinson
Robinson discusses her new novel Lila, which revisits the beloved characters and setting of Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novels, Gilead and Home. This event takes place at Congregation Beth Elohim. Tickets are $35 and include a copy...
Wed, Oct 22
7:30 pm

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Over the past two decades, Brooklyn has become the epicenter of a Slow Food-inspired food and drink revolution. Brooklyn distillers, restaurateurs, bartenders, and cocktail aficionados are changing the way we drink by bringing back old techniques...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

We Run the Ship
Featuring original music, live puppets and big decisions. Each show travels throughout the performance space, as the audience members make individual and group choices that bring the story to life around them. With fresh and salty ship captains, a...
Sat, Oct 25
1:00 pm
Veronica Dolina, in her repeat appearance at the library, presents her new program "Famusov's House". This is a collection of her new songs and poems about the old Moscow. In Russian.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Featured Event
Serving Life documents an extraordinary hospice program inside Louisiana’s maximum security prison at Angola, where fellow lifers care for dying inmates. Produced by Oprah Winfrey and narrated by Forest Whitaker. (Dir: Lisa R. Cohen, 85 min,...
Rolf Schulte
Rolf Schulte, violin, and James Goldsworthy, piano, two internationally known artists, perform works by Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Edvard Grieg and Josef Suk. Mr. Schulte made his debut with the Philharmonia Hungarica in Cologne...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Featured Event
Brooklyn by the Book: Bryan Stevenson
Stevenson discusses his years as a young lawyer, the lives of those he has defended and his argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice. This is a ticketed, free event. For more information, visit, or click here to RSVP....

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Suzi Shelton, A Musical Road Trip of Fun
Suzi Shelton is an award winning singer/songwriter and a local favorite in the children's music scene. Suzi is perhaps best known for her crowd pleasing "fist pumping" songs like 'Goin' On a Road Trip," and "Scooter...
Sat, Nov 1
1:00 pm
Pan in Motion features works for steel pan by Williams, American Composers Orchestra’s 2013/2014 Van Lier Emerging Composer Fellow. His pieces display the versatility of the steel pan, an instrument born out of Trinidad and Tobago, which is...

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Silent Film Series: I was Born, But...
Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu’s story of two young brothers who move to a Tokyo suburb with their parents and must learn to cope with a new neighborhood, and neighborhood gang. It begins like an Our Gang comedy, with touches of drama and...
Featured Event
Een, composer, singer, cellist, performs his Walt Whitman song cycle for cello and voice, as well as a selection of his scores for dance, theater and film featuring a female vocalist and a hammer dulcimer player. Een is known for extended vocal/...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Bari Koral
Bari Koral is quickly becoming one of the most popular kids/family recording artists. Her catchy, pop friendly tunes, interactive live shows & heavy rotation radio play have gained her thousands of young (and not so young!) fans. The band’...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Detectives: Good, Bad, and Ugly: Touch of Evil
This south-of-the-border mystery is considered to be one of the great movies of Orson Welles, who both directed and starred in it. On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan (Janet Leigh) Mexican-born policeman Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston) agrees to...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

dweck-lec'-tic: Lazarus Rose
Inspired by the artists’ Sephardic family roots, Tomova and Rael blended old Ladino singing with Western and South Asian influences. The Lazarus Project features an exceptional array of instruments: Indian sitar, Portuguese guitar, Turkish saz...
Brooklyn by the Book: Karen Armstrong
Armstrong, the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, examines the impulse toward violence in each of the world's great religions. She lays the Christian and the Islamic way of war side by side, along with those of Buddhism,...
Thu, Nov 6
7:30 pm

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Events for Youth & Families: Pinkalicious
This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an...
Sat, Nov 8
1:00 pm
Parallel Exit
Parallel Exit is a critically acclaimed physical theatre and comedy troupe that blends a twenty-first century sensibility with the family-friendly whimsy of yesteryear. Performances are appropriate for kids and adults of all ages.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Russian Literary Series: Transatlantic Matrix with Tatyana Tolstaya and Alexande
Writer Tolstaya and literary critic and essayist Genis discuss Tolstaya’s most recent, long-anticipated book Ethereal Worlds, which includes two novellas, short stories and essays. In Russian.
Benjamin Hochman
Benjamin Hochman, piano, and Randall Scarlata, baritone, will be performing Franz Schubert’s “Die Schöne Müllerin.” This song cycle is based on poems by Wilhelm Müller. It is the earliest extended song cycle to be...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Pink Panther
Police inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) tries to catch The Phantom, a daring jewel thief whose identity and features are unknown. Actor David Niven stars as Sir Charles Litton, aka The Phantom. Although Clouseau was meant to be a minor character,...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gotham: New York City's Best Writers: Leslie Jamison and Charles DAmbrosio
Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams, and D’Ambrosio, author of Loitering, discuss compassion, empathy and the art of the essay. Leslie Jamison’s visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of...
Author Talk: Lauren Oliver
Lauren Oliver makes her adult debut with this mesmerizing story in a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways. Wealthy Richard Walker has just...