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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...

Sunday, January 29, 2017

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....

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. Sign up here...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Jessica Bell Brown, Jennifer Samet, and John Yau join moderator David Cohen to discuss: Marina Adams: Soft Power Salon 94 Bowery, 243 Bowery Sadie Barnette: Do Not Destroy Baxter St at CCNY, 126 Baxter Street Tamara Gonzales: Ometeotl Klaus von...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Authors Margo Jefferson and Darryl Pinckney discuss never-before-published collection of stories from a brilliant yet little known African American artist and filmmaker, Kathleen Collins. Collins’s work seamlessly integrates the African-...

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

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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,...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

With 4 3 2 1, Paul Auster has written a massive, heartbreaking novel of birthright and possibility, of love and life itself. Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald...
Thu, Mar 2
7:30 pm
Vytautas Landsbergis, the first president of the independent Lithuania, and Julius Pranevicius, Counsul General of Lithuania discuss the external threat on Baltic nations and the roles of Russian ethnic minorities in these countries. RSVP here. Sign...

Monday, March 6, 2017

David Cohen, ©Gregg Richards
Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with artcritical.com. March's Review Panel features Stephanie Buhmann, Eva Díaz, and Peter Plagens with moderator...

Friday, March 10, 2017

No matter the topic—beauty, family, politics, power—the quest for a legacy of photographic representation of African Americans has been about vision and justice. In this three-part course, art historian Sarah Lewis explores photography...
Fri, Mar 10
6:30 pm

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Welcome to the sixth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery award-winning books in about 90 seconds.  This screening is...
Sun, Mar 12
2:00 pm
A birthday tribute to Philip Glass, the Quartet will perform new works as well as Glass’s Saxophone Quartet Concerto. RSVP here. Children under six will not be permitted entry. Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn Public Library’s...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

When Camille Paglia first burst onto the scene with her best-selling Sexual Personae, she established herself as a smart, fearless, and often dissenting voice among feminists. In her latest work, the brilliant essay collection Free Women, Free Men:...

Friday, April 7, 2017

No matter the topic—beauty, family, politics, power—the quest for a legacy of photographic representation of African Americans has been about vision and justice. In this three-part course, art historian Sarah Lewis explores photography...
Fri, Apr 7
6:30 pm

Friday, April 21, 2017

No matter the topic—beauty, family, politics, power—the quest for a legacy of photographic representation of African Americans has been about vision and justice. In this three-part course, art historian Sarah Lewis explores photography...
Fri, Apr 21
6:30 pm