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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Nothing But a Man
Set against the stirrings of the civil rights movement and a rising wave of burgeoning Black pride, Nothing But a Man tells the story of Duff, a railroad section hand played by Ivan Dixon, who is forced to confront racial prejudice and self-denial...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Featured Event
Roger Rosenblatt
The New York Times bestselling author of Making Toast and Kayak Morning returns with a meditation on a universal subject: love. In The Book of Love, Roger Rosenblatt explores love in all its moods and variations—romantic love, courtship,...

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Events for Youth & Families: Jazz 4 Kids
Explore the jazz legends of the world with Musical Legends interactive, educational program: “Jazz 4 Kids”.  Together, with world renowned jazz musicians and vocalist/educator Lauren Hooker, the ensemble leads the audience through...
Sat, Jan 31
1:00 pm
Our Crimea
The live presentation of a poetry almanac Our Crimea (НАШКРЫМ), which unites poets from Russia, Ukraine, the US and Israel. Among the confirmed participants, Gennady Katsov (Геннадий Кацов, New York), Mikhail Ayzenberg (Михаил Айзенберг, Moscow),...

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Featured Event
Kelly Hall Tompkins, Classical Interludes
Acclaimed for her “tonal mastery” and “searing intensity,” violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins is forging a dynamic career as a soloist and chamber musician. Winner of a Naumburg International Violin Competition Honorarium...

Monday, February 2, 2015

Ron Lieber, Brooklyn by the Book
The Spring season of Brooklyn by the Book begins with Ron Lieber in conversation with Jennifer Senior. New York Times “Your Money” columnist Ron Lieber says that parents should talk about money much more often with their kids, no matter...
Mon, Feb 2
7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Conroy Warren
 Feeling the beat! Enjoy the power and pleasure of Jazz, Calypso and Reggae through singing and dancing in this interactive performance with versatile entertainer Conroy Warren. It’s fun!  It’s exciting!    

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Man Called Adam
Sammy Davis, Jr. leads an all-star cast in this searing drama about the turbulent life of brilliant jazz musician Adam Johnson, a gifted artist whose art is shaped by the world he lives in.  Adam could be the best, except he can’t forget...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Featured Event
Vaneese Thomas
Daughter of Rufus Thomas of Staxx record fame, Vaneese Thomas is a soulful songstress who embodies the spirit of all the great women of soul. Her older siblings are the hit recording artist “Memphis Queen” Carla Thomas and the highly...

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Shine and the Moonbeams
Shine and the Moonbeams create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty and simplicity of youth. Guitarist John Heagle currently plays with the faux French garage-rockers Les Sans Culottes. Singer songwriter Shawana...
Sat, Feb 7
1:00 pm
Novaya Kozha
Igor Satanovsky, editor of the Russian almanac Novaya Kozha, introduces local authors Alex Galper, Greg Kapelyan, Ian Probstein, Gleb Simonov, and Katya Kapovich. Berlin-based authors Alexander Delphinov and Julia Kissina read their work via a Skype...

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Apollo Trio
The Apollo Trio was formed in 1997 after playing together in the Soirées des Junies Music Festival in the south of France. The trio: Curtis Macomber, violin; Michael Kannen, cello and Marija Stroke, piano, will perform Beethoven’s Piano...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Featured Event
Stokely, Peniel
Peniel Joseph is Professor of History at Tufts University and the author of Stokely: A Life, and the award-winning Waiting ‘til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America.  Stokely Carmichael was a Trinidadian-...

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Feraba African Rhythm Tap Duet
Let's dance together, let's drum together, let's sing together with Feraba. Join Ibrahima Kolipe Camara, a native from Guinea, West Africa and Irene Koloseus, dancer and choreographer as they celebrate Black History month.  The...
Sat, Feb 14
1:00 pm
The Loving Story
Married in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter returned home to Virginia where their marriage was declared illegal—he was white, and she was black and Native American. At the time, anti-miscegenation laws were...

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Featured Event
Freedom Summer
Over ten weeks in 1964, known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi, the nation’s most...
Zekari Men's Choir
The men’s choir "Zekari" follows a long tradition of men’s groups in Georgia singing regional polyphonic folk songs and religious songs. Zekari, from the country of Georgia, are now part of Brooklyn’s immigrant community...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sekouba Dembele
This energetic and very interactive performance introduces the audience to the traditional music from West Africa. Learn about the diverse drums -the doun doun, djembe, and krin - as well as melodic instruments such as the balafon and banjo....
Viktor Shenderovich, Russian Literary
Viktor Shenderovich (Виктор Шендерович) is a poet, writer, journalist and one of the most visible figures of Russian political opposition. RSVP here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In the Heat of the Night
In the Deep South, homicide detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. When the bigoted town sheriff gets involved, both he and Tibbs must put aside their differences and join forces in a race against time...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Featured Event
Through a Lens Darkly
Director Thomas Allen Harris will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.  Inspired by Deborah Willis’s book, Reflections in Black, Through a Lens Darkly casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chinese New Year Celebration, BPL Program
Chinese Theatre Works' Four Treasure traditional performing arts variety programs present a broad cross-section of classical and folk performing arts. We are introducing scintillating and exciting segments from well-known traditional pieces...
Sat, Feb 21
1:00 pm
Featured Event
Richard Ford
In Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford reinvents his character Frank Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe (and Ford) attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. Bascombe...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Featured Event
American Revolution II
A gritty but essential documentary charting social turbulence in late 1960s Chicago. The film includes footage of the 1968 Democratic Convention protest and riot, a critique of the events by working class African Americans in Chicago, and attempts...
Calder Quartet
The Calder Quartet performs a vast range of repertoire, frequently matching classic works with cutting-edge modern music. The Quartet’s goal is to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision, and they have achieved this in traditional...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Featured Event
Uptight, BPL Program
In this remake of John Ford’s 1935 The Informer, Dublin becomes the Cleveland ghetto and the Irish Republicans are replaced by black revolutionary fighters. Days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Tank Williams (Julian Mayfield) is...

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Journey into Africa
Take a fascinating excursion from Senagal to Soweto through the traditional rhythms, songs, instruments, and dances that are an integral part of everyday African life. Three talented performers offer a rousing presentation, full of audience...
Sat, Feb 28
1:00 pm