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Format: 1/16/2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Get ready for a serious jam session that will get everyone up and dancing! Jam with Jamie and Friends come armed with guitar and bubbles, ready to jam out to traditional children's songs, rock n' roll oldies, and today's hits. Jam with...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Featured Event
Stop by Central Library’s Dweck Center Lobby to make a protest (or counter-protest) sign or button. Share information about weekend activities, trade design and messaging ideas, and get engaged. Art supplies and button press will be provided...

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Baze playing the guitar
Multi–award winning BAHSF are a super creative, super fun, and super duper talented children/family rock band. No show is complete without tons of bubbles, laughs, hip shakin’, and toe tappin’ good time songs that will make even...
Sat, Jan 21
1:00 pm

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The quartet performs Mendelssohn’s Capriccio for String Quartet, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Voyage, Daniel Visconti’s Black Bend and Tchaikovsky’s Quartet No. 1 in D Major. RSVP here. Children under six will not be permitted...

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Image of the character Alice from Alice in Wonderland
After Alice tumbles down a mysterious rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange land.  With the help of a Cheshire Cat, an astute Caterpillar, The Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle and the Mad Hatter, Alice finds her way home in...
Sat, Jan 28
1:00 pm
As part of A Night of Philosophy & Ideas, Brooklyn Public Library and Prospect Park Alliance present Fireside Chat, a community conversation set around an outdoor campfire at the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park.  The conversation...
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An All-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings and music. Find out more here.
Sat, Jan 28
7:00 pm

Sunday, January 29, 2017

In celebration of Prospect Park’s 150th Anniversary, Brooklyn Public Library and Prospect Park Alliance invite you to share your Prospect Park story.  Join us on January 28 at our Fireside Chat, a community conversation around a campfire...
Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, violins; John Pickford Richards, viola; and Jay Campbell, cello; perform works by Ruth Crawford Seeger, Derek Bermel, Julia Wolfe, and Iannis Xenakis. RSVP here. Children under six will not be permitted entry....

Monday, January 30, 2017

Oksana Dvornichenko, documentary filmmaker and art historian, has been working with the subject that is rarely broached in the official discourse in Russia: the fate of the Soviet prisoners of war after their return home. The...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Louie Miranda has been dazzling the hearts of children, parents & teachers everywhere he goes. He is unique, original & loved by an ever growing population across the country! He has played with numerous ensembles performing music in a wide...

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1, Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Opus 13 "Pathetique", Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14 No.1 and Sonata No. 31 in A flat Major, Op. 110. RSVP here. Children under six will not be permitted entry.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Featured Event
In Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, Lincoln in the Bardo is an unforgettable story of familial love and loss centered...
Wed, Feb 15
7:30 pm

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Actor and director Andrei Smirnov is best known for his 1970 cult film Belorus Station about a long echo of a world war and male bonding over the common war trauma, he would be still celebrated to this day. A screening of Smirnov’s early...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Eugene Drucker, violin; Roberta Cooper, viola; and Gili Melamed Lev, piano; perform Johannes Brahms’ Sonata in G Major for violin and piano, Op. 78 and Sonata in E Minor for cello and piano, Op. 38 and Beethoven’s Trio in C Major,...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Featured Event
A towering figure of contemporary African literature, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o’s latest memoir, Birth of a Dream Weaver, tells the story of his creative awakening as a university student and budding writer in the early 1960s, on the cusp of...

Monday, February 27, 2017

Joel Whitney, author of Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers, talks with documentary filmmaker Immy Humes about the notable publishers and authors whose reputations were tarnished once their work for the intelligence agency...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Doc is an unorthodox portrait of literary and counter-culture figure Harold “Doc” Humes, founder of The Paris Review and author of two novels, who struggled with mental illness.  George Plimpton, Norman Mailer, Peter Matthiessen,...