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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Jeffrey Myers (violin), Ryan Meehan (violin), Jeremy Berry (viola), Estelle Choi (cello) perform string quartets by: Beethoven - Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 Ligeti - Quartet No. 1, "Metamorphoses Nocturnes" Dvorak - Quartet in F Major,...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Can you harness people’s guilt to effect positive changes for the environment? Jennifer Jacquet, an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at New York University, will lead a discussion on the use of shame to promote large-scale...
Tue, Mar 28
6:00 pm

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Masi continues his concert cycle of the Thirty Two Beethoven Sonatas.  This concert features Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Sonata No. 26 in E flat Major, Sonata No. 25 in G Major and Sonata No. 32 in C Minor. Children under six will not be...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Featured Event
Bill McKibben ©Nancie Battaglia, BPL Program
Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with artcritical.com. April's Review Panel features Sarah Douglas, Ara H. Merjian, and Alexi Worth with moderator David Cohen...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Featured Event
Theater of War is a free, interactive performance of scenes from Sophocles' Ajax, an ancient play about the visible and invisible wounds of war. The event is open to everyone, including veterans and their communities, students, artists, and...
Thu, Apr 6
7:00 pm

Friday, April 7, 2017

Registration for the Vision & Justice series is now closed.  Walk-ins will not be accommodated.  A lecture and conversation on art and activism during the long Civil Rights movement and the Black Lives Matter movement. Following the...

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Please bring your own yoga mat. Doors open at 9:00 am. Class starts at 9:30 am sharp. Imagine starting your yoga class with the wise words of your instructor, who calls out a pose or two, and the pose is followed by a poem read live by a its author...
Sun, Apr 9
9:30 am

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

In celebration of National Poetry Month, The Center for Black Literature, in partnership with the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College and Brooklyn Public Library, will celebrate the life and works of June Jordan (1936–...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Registration for the Vision & Justice series is now closed.  Walk-ins will not be accommodated.  The final lecture of the series will focus on the role of images for the creation of national policy, such as the Muslim ban, and its...
Fri, Apr 21
6:30 pm

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Brooklyn Art Song Society begins a new initiative showcasing the greatest German poets set by the greatest lieder composers.  The inaugural concert features the high priest of German culture, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, as set by two masters:...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Christia Mercer explores ideas drawn from medieval Europe’s most innovative women and shows how their views about self-knowledge, cognition, and truth laid the groundwork for early modern philosophy. Presented by Brooklyn Public Philosophers...

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Miranda Cuckson, violin; Jessica Meyer, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; and Aaron Wunsch, piano perform: Fauré: Piano Quartet #1 in c minor Bartok: Contrasts Andrew Rudin: Adagio from Viola Sonata Jessica...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta during the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's families: the public one and the secret one. When Witherspoon's daughters from each family meet, they form a friendship, but only...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

People tend to think of social justice as a matter of rights and economic equality. James Baldwin, however, believed democratic love was the most necessary and overlooked aspect of social justice. Chris Lebron (Yale University) explores why Baldwin...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola and Andrew Janss, cello, perform works by Haydn, Beethoven and Caroline Shaw. Children under six will not be permitted entry. RSVP here. Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn Public...