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Wednesday November 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017
12:30pm Real Sex Talk! at Queensborough Community College Planned Parenthood of New York City

Sex education does not end after high school, and in college, many students have questions about what healthy communication and safer sex look like. 

Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) is proud to offer Real Sex Talk, a series of workshops specifically tailored for NYC college students! These Ted-talk inspired sessions will engage students throughout campuses in New York City in sexual health topics, with a focus on consent, safer sex, and pleasure. RSVP now! Space is limited. 

Real Sex Talk addresses common questions that come up for students as they navigate their lives on campus so that they can lead healthy and empowered sexual lives!

Where: Queensborough Community College Library LB-25 
When: November 1, 2017
Time: 12:30-2:00PM 
Please RSVP at: bit.ly/realsextalk

This workshop is FREE & OPEN TO QUEENSBOROUGH STUDENTS! Participants will receive special tote bags from Planned Parenthood of New York City.

12:30pm Real Sex Talk! at Queensborough Community College

Sex education does not end after high school, and in college, many students have questions about what healthy communication and safer sex look like. 

Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) is proud to offer Real Sex Talk, a series of workshops specifically tailored for NYC college students! These Ted-talk inspired sessions will engage students throughout campuses in New York City in sexual health topics, with a focus on consent, safer sex, and pleasure. RSVP now! Space is limited. 

Real Sex Talk addresses common questions that come up for students as they navigate their lives on campus so that they can lead healthy and empowered sexual lives!

Where: Queensborough Community College Library LB-25 
When: November 1, 2017
Time: 12:30-2:00PM 
Please RSVP at: bit.ly/realsextalk

This workshop is FREE & OPEN TO QUEENSBOROUGH STUDENTS! Participants will receive special tote bags from Planned Parenthood of New York City.

1:00pm Get Covered NYC Kickoff! Planned Parenthood of New York City

Join us for a rally to kick off New York's Affordable Care Act open enrollment period! 

+Sign up for health insurance
+Hear from Mayor Bill de Blasio
+Pick up materials to distribute in your community!

New York State's open enrollment period is Nov. 1 through Jan. 31—twice as long as the federal period. Let's make sure New Yorkers know that it's still important to get enrolled in health insurance through the ACA!

1:00pm Get Covered NYC Kickoff!

Join us for a rally to kick off New York's Affordable Care Act open enrollment period! 

+Sign up for health insurance
+Hear from Mayor Bill de Blasio
+Pick up materials to distribute in your community!

New York State's open enrollment period is Nov. 1 through Jan. 31—twice as long as the federal period. Let's make sure New Yorkers know that it's still important to get enrolled in health insurance through the ACA!

1:30pm Meet the Asia Game Changers Asia Society

It’s one of the highlights of the Asia Society calendar: The day we honor the annual class of Asia Game Changers — a remarkable group of leaders who are transforming Asia, and the world. Join us for a special opportunity — before the awards are actually given — to meet some of the remarkable members of the “Class of 2017”: The great actor Dev Patel, Cambodia’s environmental champion Leng Ouch, the great musical virtuoso Wu Tong, a young rapper from Afghanistan, and a remarkable glass-ceiling-smashing young girl from Mongolia. Join us as we meet the Asia Game Changers, in an afternoon of fun and inspiration.

Sonita Alizadeh is an Afghan rapper and passionate advocate for ending child marriage.

Aisholpan Nurgaiv is a Mongolian girl who has shattered gender barriers — and was the subject of the award-winning film The Eagle Huntress.

Leng Ouch has risked his life — on multiple occasions — to help safeguard the environment in his native Cambodia.

Dev Patel is an award-winning actor who has leveraged his celebrity to help India’s poor.

Wu Tong is a virtuoso Chinese musician, composer, and builder of cultural bridges around the world.

Sherrie Westin is the Executive Vice President of Global Impact and Philanthropy for Sesame Workshop, an organization that has proven to be an educational television pioneer, particularly for the children of different regions in Asia.
 

The Asia Game Changer Awards, launched by the Asia Society in 2014, are designed to fill a vital gap, identifying and honoring true leaders who are making a positive contribution to the future of Asia. These awards are bestowed annually to individuals, organizations, and movements that have inspired, enlightened, and shown true leadership in areas that reflect Asia Society’s core pillars of policy and business, arts and culture, and education.

1:30pm Meet the Asia Game Changers

It’s one of the highlights of the Asia Society calendar: The day we honor the annual class of Asia Game Changers — a remarkable group of leaders who are transforming Asia, and the world. Join us for a special opportunity — before the awards are actually given — to meet some of the remarkable members of the “Class of 2017”: The great actor Dev Patel, Cambodia’s environmental champion Leng Ouch, the great musical virtuoso Wu Tong, a young rapper from Afghanistan, and a remarkable glass-ceiling-smashing young girl from Mongolia. Join us as we meet the Asia Game Changers, in an afternoon of fun and inspiration.

Sonita Alizadeh is an Afghan rapper and passionate advocate for ending child marriage.

Aisholpan Nurgaiv is a Mongolian girl who has shattered gender barriers — and was the subject of the award-winning film The Eagle Huntress.

Leng Ouch has risked his life — on multiple occasions — to help safeguard the environment in his native Cambodia.

Dev Patel is an award-winning actor who has leveraged his celebrity to help India’s poor.

Wu Tong is a virtuoso Chinese musician, composer, and builder of cultural bridges around the world.

Sherrie Westin is the Executive Vice President of Global Impact and Philanthropy for Sesame Workshop, an organization that has proven to be an educational television pioneer, particularly for the children of different regions in Asia.
 

The Asia Game Changer Awards, launched by the Asia Society in 2014, are designed to fill a vital gap, identifying and honoring true leaders who are making a positive contribution to the future of Asia. These awards are bestowed annually to individuals, organizations, and movements that have inspired, enlightened, and shown true leadership in areas that reflect Asia Society’s core pillars of policy and business, arts and culture, and education.

2:05pm Power Movement John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Join our discussion about support for men of color, men's health awareness month, and future POWER groups. 

2:05pm Power Movement

Join our discussion about support for men of color, men's health awareness month, and future POWER groups. 

4:00pm Resource Fair: Discovering Archives and Databases Museum of the City of New York

Are you a student looking for awesome archival resources for your upcoming research project? Or are you a teacher looking for fascinating primary resources for your classroom? Then join us for a resource fair featuring the Museum’s collection and the resources at 15 other New York City institutions! Meet archivists from MCNY who can introduce you to working with an archive, explore the Museum, and discover the wealth of resources the city has to offer.

4:00pm Resource Fair: Discovering Archives and Databases

Are you a student looking for awesome archival resources for your upcoming research project? Or are you a teacher looking for fascinating primary resources for your classroom? Then join us for a resource fair featuring the Museum’s collection and the resources at 15 other New York City institutions! Meet archivists from MCNY who can introduce you to working with an archive, explore the Museum, and discover the wealth of resources the city has to offer.

5:00pm Your Queens Mayoral Debate Watch Party Transportation Alternatives

On Wednesday, November 1st, experience the second mayoral debate in the 2017 General Election in Queens - livestreamed on video screen at 78th Street Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens at 7 PM.

Starting at 5:00 PM you can:
* Register to vote
* Enjoy food from select vendors at Queens Night Market and DJ music
* Learn about ID NYC, civic engagement, local plazas and parks, and more

At 7 PM, watch the mayoral debate between candidates Bill de Blasio, Nicole Malliotakis, and Bo Dietl via 78th Street Plaza’s large video screen (broadcast live by CBS).

Come to this exciting event at 78th Plaza; watch the debate; register to vote if you haven’t already (Dominicanos USA’s team will be on site to help with your voter registration); learn about ID NYC from the Office of Immigrant Affairs; enjoy DJ music, learn about plazas; parks and civic engagement from our partner organizations; and then, on November 7th, vote for the city and the candidates you want!

Please join us and your neighbors on Wednesday, November 1st for this debate watch party - and bring your friends!

See you there!

5:00pm Your Queens Mayoral Debate Watch Party

On Wednesday, November 1st, experience the second mayoral debate in the 2017 General Election in Queens - livestreamed on video screen at 78th Street Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens at 7 PM.

Starting at 5:00 PM you can:
* Register to vote
* Enjoy food from select vendors at Queens Night Market and DJ music
* Learn about ID NYC, civic engagement, local plazas and parks, and more

At 7 PM, watch the mayoral debate between candidates Bill de Blasio, Nicole Malliotakis, and Bo Dietl via 78th Street Plaza’s large video screen (broadcast live by CBS).

Come to this exciting event at 78th Plaza; watch the debate; register to vote if you haven’t already (Dominicanos USA’s team will be on site to help with your voter registration); learn about ID NYC from the Office of Immigrant Affairs; enjoy DJ music, learn about plazas; parks and civic engagement from our partner organizations; and then, on November 7th, vote for the city and the candidates you want!

Please join us and your neighbors on Wednesday, November 1st for this debate watch party - and bring your friends!

See you there!

6:30pm Careers in the Non-Profit Sector New York City Bar Association

Program Fee: Free for Members | $25 for Non Members

Working in the non-profit sector can be exceptionally rewarding and challenging for an attorney. Positions at non-profits are highly coveted and can be hard for recent graduates to come by. Panelists, all of whom graduated in the last few years, will discuss how they found employment in the non-profit sector, the realities of their day-to-day work lives, and the skills and backgrounds they believe are important to achieving success in the non-profit sector.

 

Speakers:
John Briggs, Staff Attorney, Manhattan Legal Services (CUNY Law School Graduate 2014)
Sara Joshi, Staff Attorney Immigrant Protection, New York Legal Assistance Group (Pace Law School Graduate 2010)
Vanessa Sisto, HR Business Partner, City Harvest (Cardozo Law School Graduate 2016) 
Marc Ramirez, Attorney, Bronx Defenders, (CUNY Law School Graduate 2016)

Moderator:
Amy Helfant, Staff Attorney, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (Cardozo Law School Graduate 2016)

6:30pm Careers in the Non-Profit Sector

Program Fee: Free for Members | $25 for Non Members

Working in the non-profit sector can be exceptionally rewarding and challenging for an attorney. Positions at non-profits are highly coveted and can be hard for recent graduates to come by. Panelists, all of whom graduated in the last few years, will discuss how they found employment in the non-profit sector, the realities of their day-to-day work lives, and the skills and backgrounds they believe are important to achieving success in the non-profit sector.

 

Speakers:
John Briggs, Staff Attorney, Manhattan Legal Services (CUNY Law School Graduate 2014)
Sara Joshi, Staff Attorney Immigrant Protection, New York Legal Assistance Group (Pace Law School Graduate 2010)
Vanessa Sisto, HR Business Partner, City Harvest (Cardozo Law School Graduate 2016) 
Marc Ramirez, Attorney, Bronx Defenders, (CUNY Law School Graduate 2016)

Moderator:
Amy Helfant, Staff Attorney, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (Cardozo Law School Graduate 2016)

6:30pm D2/Chancellor's Town Hall InsideSchools

Don't miss this excellent opportunity for the community to interact directly with Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Issues and concerns for District 2 will be addressed.

Host: CECD2
When: Wednesday, November 01 2017 6:30 PM - Wednesday, November 01 2017 7:30 PM
Where: The Clinton School, 10 E 15th Street, NY, NY

6:30pm D2/Chancellor's Town Hall

Don't miss this excellent opportunity for the community to interact directly with Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Issues and concerns for District 2 will be addressed.

Host: CECD2
When: Wednesday, November 01 2017 6:30 PM - Wednesday, November 01 2017 7:30 PM
Where: The Clinton School, 10 E 15th Street, NY, NY

8:00pm SongLives: Niall Connolly, Jeffrey Martin, and Anna Tivel Irish Arts Center

Niall Connolly returns to SongLives this season with an acoustic set as part of a worldwide tour celebrating the release of his eighth studio album, Dream Your Way Out of This One. Connolly will be joined by Portland-based songwriter Jeffrey Martin—likened to Josh Ritter, John Gorka, and Joe Pug—and the 2015 Telluride and Kerrville songwriting award-winner and multi-instrumentalist Anna Tivel.

SongLives showcases Ireland and North America’s most exciting contemporary singer-songwriters, bringing the rich tradition of busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street to the cozy confines of our intimate Donaghy Theater.

8:00pm SongLives: Niall Connolly, Jeffrey Martin, and Anna Tivel

Niall Connolly returns to SongLives this season with an acoustic set as part of a worldwide tour celebrating the release of his eighth studio album, Dream Your Way Out of This One. Connolly will be joined by Portland-based songwriter Jeffrey Martin—likened to Josh Ritter, John Gorka, and Joe Pug—and the 2015 Telluride and Kerrville songwriting award-winner and multi-instrumentalist Anna Tivel.

SongLives showcases Ireland and North America’s most exciting contemporary singer-songwriters, bringing the rich tradition of busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street to the cozy confines of our intimate Donaghy Theater.

Thursday November 2, 2017 Nov 2, 2017
8:00am Faciliating Difficult Conversations about Race & Racism John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Event Description:

The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College and the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York invite everyone to the monthly NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast. Facilitating difficult conversations requires courage and preparation. Lecia Brooks will discuss the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project. She will examine a variety of strategies designed to support safe and courageous conversations about social inequities.

 RSVP:  mvolpe@jjay.cuny.edu

Speaker: Lecia Brooks, Outreach Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center

 

8:00am Faciliating Difficult Conversations about Race & Racism

Event Description:

The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College and the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York invite everyone to the monthly NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast. Facilitating difficult conversations requires courage and preparation. Lecia Brooks will discuss the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project. She will examine a variety of strategies designed to support safe and courageous conversations about social inequities.

 RSVP:  mvolpe@jjay.cuny.edu

Speaker: Lecia Brooks, Outreach Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center

 

9:00am District 13 Middle School Stroll InsideSchools

District 13 invites you to a middle school stroll to see several schools on the same morning. On Nov. 2 you may visit: Susan McKinney, MS 113, and Fort Greene Prep. On November 9 you may visit MS 8, Arts and Letters, Dock Street and Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women.

When: Thursday, November 02 2017 9:00 AM - Thursday, November 02 2017 12:00 PM
Where: MS/HS 265 Susan McKinney (1st stop on the stroll), 101 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

9:00am District 13 Middle School Stroll

District 13 invites you to a middle school stroll to see several schools on the same morning. On Nov. 2 you may visit: Susan McKinney, MS 113, and Fort Greene Prep. On November 9 you may visit MS 8, Arts and Letters, Dock Street and Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women.

When: Thursday, November 02 2017 9:00 AM - Thursday, November 02 2017 12:00 PM
Where: MS/HS 265 Susan McKinney (1st stop on the stroll), 101 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

6:00pm Patrick Brennan's Transparency Kestra El Taller Latino Americano

Composer and saxophonist Patrick Brennan has pursued a contrarian and independent musical path for over 3 decades in pursuit of those yet unheard somethings just around the corner. He's collaborated and recorded with Gnawa musicians in Moroccco and has recorded numerous albums of his own original music.

Transparencies are an organizational strategy that overlays rhythmelodic patterns that can be recombined in a decentralized way though improvisation and conduction.  transparency kestra is a rotating community of musicians, a polyrhythmic drum ensemble (with or without drums) & an engine of multidirectional musical exploration.

6:00pm Patrick Brennan's Transparency Kestra

Composer and saxophonist Patrick Brennan has pursued a contrarian and independent musical path for over 3 decades in pursuit of those yet unheard somethings just around the corner. He's collaborated and recorded with Gnawa musicians in Moroccco and has recorded numerous albums of his own original music.

Transparencies are an organizational strategy that overlays rhythmelodic patterns that can be recombined in a decentralized way though improvisation and conduction.  transparency kestra is a rotating community of musicians, a polyrhythmic drum ensemble (with or without drums) & an engine of multidirectional musical exploration.

6:30pm Mary Miss + Wendy Evans Joseph in Conversation National Academy of Design

The Salon series brings together, “in conversation,” some of the leading voices from the art and architecture world. Drawing directly from the National Academy’s esteemed and extensive membership of over 420 National Academicians, the intimate interview-style of the salons will provide a unique experience for the audience by exploring the interconnectedness of various methods of visual, architectural, and design production.

Mary Miss reshapes the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, landscape design and installation art, articulating a vision of the public sphere where artists collaboratively address the pressing issues of our time. Her influential work has been recognized by numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2017 Bedrock Award. Miss is the Founder and Artistic Director of City as Living Laboratory, a New York-based non-profit committed to making sustainability tangible through the arts.

Wendy Evans Joseph is the founder of Studio Joseph, an architecture and exhibition design firm in New York City. She is an Academician of the National Academy of Design, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects as well as a Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture. Her work is distinguished by reductive solutions to complex challenges. Wendy’s focus on education and museum presentation brings education to the community via immersive environments for public engagement with history and culture.

6:30pm Mary Miss + Wendy Evans Joseph in Conversation

The Salon series brings together, “in conversation,” some of the leading voices from the art and architecture world. Drawing directly from the National Academy’s esteemed and extensive membership of over 420 National Academicians, the intimate interview-style of the salons will provide a unique experience for the audience by exploring the interconnectedness of various methods of visual, architectural, and design production.

Mary Miss reshapes the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, landscape design and installation art, articulating a vision of the public sphere where artists collaboratively address the pressing issues of our time. Her influential work has been recognized by numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2017 Bedrock Award. Miss is the Founder and Artistic Director of City as Living Laboratory, a New York-based non-profit committed to making sustainability tangible through the arts.

Wendy Evans Joseph is the founder of Studio Joseph, an architecture and exhibition design firm in New York City. She is an Academician of the National Academy of Design, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects as well as a Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture. Her work is distinguished by reductive solutions to complex challenges. Wendy’s focus on education and museum presentation brings education to the community via immersive environments for public engagement with history and culture.

6:30pm Time for an Encore Career? Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life New York City Bar Association

Program Fee: $25 for Members | $40 for Non-Members

Description:
After decades of legal practice, many seasoned lawyers are ready to redefine success -- trading retirement (or customizing it) for an “encore career” focused more on impact than income. In this panel, you’ll hear from an expert on the encore movement, you’ll meet lawyers who’ve shifted to new roles in nonprofits, government agencies and socially-minded ventures, and you’ll come away with ideas for how to transfer your skills. We’ll cover the range of ways you can use your experience in work that matters -- paid and pro bono, full and flex-time, inside and outside of the legal field and you'll hear why it's so essential that the legal field create ways to tap the talent in our senior lawyers to improve our communities.

Panelists: 
Marci Alboher, Vice President, Encore.org , and Author, The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life
Lynn M. Kelly, Executive Director, City Bar Justice Center
Susan Fisher, BoardAssist
Pamela Carlton, President, Springboard - Partners in Cross Cultural Leadership, and Co-Founder, The Everest Project

Moderator: 
Vivia Chen, Chief Blogger, The Careerist, and Senior Columnist, The American Lawyer
6:30pm Time for an Encore Career? Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life

Program Fee: $25 for Members | $40 for Non-Members

Description:
After decades of legal practice, many seasoned lawyers are ready to redefine success -- trading retirement (or customizing it) for an “encore career” focused more on impact than income. In this panel, you’ll hear from an expert on the encore movement, you’ll meet lawyers who’ve shifted to new roles in nonprofits, government agencies and socially-minded ventures, and you’ll come away with ideas for how to transfer your skills. We’ll cover the range of ways you can use your experience in work that matters -- paid and pro bono, full and flex-time, inside and outside of the legal field and you'll hear why it's so essential that the legal field create ways to tap the talent in our senior lawyers to improve our communities.

Panelists: 
Marci Alboher, Vice President, Encore.org , and Author, The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life
Lynn M. Kelly, Executive Director, City Bar Justice Center
Susan Fisher, BoardAssist
Pamela Carlton, President, Springboard - Partners in Cross Cultural Leadership, and Co-Founder, The Everest Project

Moderator: 
Vivia Chen, Chief Blogger, The Careerist, and Senior Columnist, The American Lawyer
7:00pm Family Building Network - Monthly Support Group Path2Parenthood

The FBN is a monthly support group that brings together families formed with the help of egg/sperm/embryo donation and/or surrogacy as well as parents-to-be; giving them the opportunity to ask questions, get answers to their concerns, share experiences and feel supported.

The decision to parent with the help of donors/surrogates involves multiple choices. Many parents are unsure whether they should tell their children about their conception. Even for those who make the decision to tell, the uncertainty of how and when to begin this conversation can often result in years passing by and children not being told about their genetic origins.Fear of “doing it wrong” or “being rejected” by their children seems to become the biggest roadblocks to talking and sharing.

The monthly FBN meetings provide a safe and comfortable place where you need not feel alone or different.Often, listening and sharing stories with others can give parents the confidence needed to not only start the talk with their children and others, but continue to grow the conversation.

7:00pm Family Building Network - Monthly Support Group

The FBN is a monthly support group that brings together families formed with the help of egg/sperm/embryo donation and/or surrogacy as well as parents-to-be; giving them the opportunity to ask questions, get answers to their concerns, share experiences and feel supported.

The decision to parent with the help of donors/surrogates involves multiple choices. Many parents are unsure whether they should tell their children about their conception. Even for those who make the decision to tell, the uncertainty of how and when to begin this conversation can often result in years passing by and children not being told about their genetic origins.Fear of “doing it wrong” or “being rejected” by their children seems to become the biggest roadblocks to talking and sharing.

The monthly FBN meetings provide a safe and comfortable place where you need not feel alone or different.Often, listening and sharing stories with others can give parents the confidence needed to not only start the talk with their children and others, but continue to grow the conversation.

7:00pm David Neiwert: Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump Strand Books

Investigative journalist David Neiwert has made a name for himself by reporting on political and cultural extremists for over two decades. Now, in a time where so many Americans are mystified and alarmed by the seeming "revival" of xenophobic organizations and hate groups, Neiwert has compiled the results of his journalistic findings into one book. Alt America: the Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump examines the factors playing into the greater level of visibility afforded to the people who have come to be known as the Alt-Right in contemporary America. He traces the resurgence of far-right political ideology to the 1990's, and later, 9/11. Nurtured by right-wing radio, TV, and now the president, these groups have more leniency now than in the past 20 years. 

David Neiwert will be joined in conversation by Joe Conason.

7:00pm David Neiwert: Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump

Investigative journalist David Neiwert has made a name for himself by reporting on political and cultural extremists for over two decades. Now, in a time where so many Americans are mystified and alarmed by the seeming "revival" of xenophobic organizations and hate groups, Neiwert has compiled the results of his journalistic findings into one book. Alt America: the Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump examines the factors playing into the greater level of visibility afforded to the people who have come to be known as the Alt-Right in contemporary America. He traces the resurgence of far-right political ideology to the 1990's, and later, 9/11. Nurtured by right-wing radio, TV, and now the president, these groups have more leniency now than in the past 20 years. 

David Neiwert will be joined in conversation by Joe Conason.

7:30pm Bootsy Collins: World Wide Funk Strand Books

Legendary funk and R&B icon Bootsy Collins is celebrated as one of the greatest bassists and vocalists in the genres' history. Having worked with the likes of James Brown, Fred Wesley and Phelps "Catfish" Collins, his prolific nature and brilliant rhythms have captivated the hearts of millions and caused millions more to get their groove on. Now, for the first time in 6 years, Bootsy is dropping a new album, and he will be signing copies of his new record at the Strand Book Store. Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity!

Join us at the Strand's main floor buying desk as Bootsy Collins signs his latest album!

7:30pm Bootsy Collins: World Wide Funk

Legendary funk and R&B icon Bootsy Collins is celebrated as one of the greatest bassists and vocalists in the genres' history. Having worked with the likes of James Brown, Fred Wesley and Phelps "Catfish" Collins, his prolific nature and brilliant rhythms have captivated the hearts of millions and caused millions more to get their groove on. Now, for the first time in 6 years, Bootsy is dropping a new album, and he will be signing copies of his new record at the Strand Book Store. Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity!

Join us at the Strand's main floor buying desk as Bootsy Collins signs his latest album!

Friday November 3, 2017 Nov 3, 2017
3:00pm Launch of report: Business and SDG 16 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund

Contributing to Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

As a follow-up to two critical reports by the SDG Fund’s Private Sector Advisory Group, the SDG Fund in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Law School and with the support of McDermott Will & Emery LLP will release a new report entitled, “Business and Peace: How the Private Sector Can Contribute to SDG 16”?

SDG 16 serves as an integral cornerstone to the 17 SDGs designed to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”

This report prepared by the SDG Fund with PSAG members, focuses on the role of the private sector in creating and sustaining momentum towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prior previous reports identified opportunities for private sector engagement in the SDGs and examined the universality of the 2030 Agenda from a business perspective. 

The findings of the report will be presented on November 3rd (3.00 p.m - 5.00 pm) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in the ECOSOC Chamber. This event will gather business leaders, policy makers, UN agencies, Members States, NGOs, universities and other development practitioners interested in SDG 16 from a private sector perspective.

 

3:00pm Launch of report: Business and SDG 16

Contributing to Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

As a follow-up to two critical reports by the SDG Fund’s Private Sector Advisory Group, the SDG Fund in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Law School and with the support of McDermott Will & Emery LLP will release a new report entitled, “Business and Peace: How the Private Sector Can Contribute to SDG 16”?

SDG 16 serves as an integral cornerstone to the 17 SDGs designed to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”

This report prepared by the SDG Fund with PSAG members, focuses on the role of the private sector in creating and sustaining momentum towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prior previous reports identified opportunities for private sector engagement in the SDGs and examined the universality of the 2030 Agenda from a business perspective. 

The findings of the report will be presented on November 3rd (3.00 p.m - 5.00 pm) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in the ECOSOC Chamber. This event will gather business leaders, policy makers, UN agencies, Members States, NGOs, universities and other development practitioners interested in SDG 16 from a private sector perspective.

 

6:00pm Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickenson @ Gramercy Theater Strand Books

Internationally beloved musician Bruce Dickinson is known as lead vocalist for one of the most successful, influential, and enduring rock bands in the history of rock and metal. His prolific musical career is detailed in his new memoir, What Does This Button Do?

The highly-awarded musician has spent decades on the stage, delivering high-powered performances, but there’s more to this legendary man than meets the eye. Not only is he one of the world’s most well-respected singers and songwriter, he is also an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, world-class fencer, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter; he even wrote his own memoir the classic way: by hand! 

Bruce will share stories from his life, his solo career, his childhood, his early bands, his family, and of course his years with Iron Maiden. 

Following the talk, Bruce will take a few questions from the audience and then will sign books.

6:00pm Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickenson @ Gramercy Theater

Internationally beloved musician Bruce Dickinson is known as lead vocalist for one of the most successful, influential, and enduring rock bands in the history of rock and metal. His prolific musical career is detailed in his new memoir, What Does This Button Do?

The highly-awarded musician has spent decades on the stage, delivering high-powered performances, but there’s more to this legendary man than meets the eye. Not only is he one of the world’s most well-respected singers and songwriter, he is also an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, world-class fencer, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter; he even wrote his own memoir the classic way: by hand! 

Bruce will share stories from his life, his solo career, his childhood, his early bands, his family, and of course his years with Iron Maiden. 

Following the talk, Bruce will take a few questions from the audience and then will sign books.

6:00pm Women of Color Game Night LGBT Center

Description:

An opportunity for single women of color and their friends, age 40 and over, to cometogether for a fun night of board games, activities and community building. Makeconnections and expand your network—you never know what opportunities will arise!

6:00pm Women of Color Game Night

Description:

An opportunity for single women of color and their friends, age 40 and over, to cometogether for a fun night of board games, activities and community building. Makeconnections and expand your network—you never know what opportunities will arise!

7:00pm Shakespeare and the Invention of the Supervillain Strand Books

Ancient mythology had its share of gods, monsters, and witches, and allegorical Christian plays had their allegorical bad guys. But the modern supervillain has one single pure origin: Shakespeare’s Iago, an ordinary person whose multiple motives conceal his essential drive for, and unrestrained theatrical enjoyment of chaos and evil for the sake of evil.

Join us for a look at where he comes from (Chaucer’s Pardoner), what makes him so terrifying, and where he goes — Milton’s Satan, Cormac McCarthy’s Judge, Hannibal Lecter, the Joker, and the Amazing Amy Dunne.

Geoff Klock has a doctorate from Oxford and is an associate professor at BMCC-CUNY, where he teaches mostly comp, but sometimes film, and old school Brit Lit. 8 years of that. He is the author of three books, two about comic books and one about poetry. His new one will be about Hannibal Lector, the TV one.

7:00pm Shakespeare and the Invention of the Supervillain

Ancient mythology had its share of gods, monsters, and witches, and allegorical Christian plays had their allegorical bad guys. But the modern supervillain has one single pure origin: Shakespeare’s Iago, an ordinary person whose multiple motives conceal his essential drive for, and unrestrained theatrical enjoyment of chaos and evil for the sake of evil.

Join us for a look at where he comes from (Chaucer’s Pardoner), what makes him so terrifying, and where he goes — Milton’s Satan, Cormac McCarthy’s Judge, Hannibal Lecter, the Joker, and the Amazing Amy Dunne.

Geoff Klock has a doctorate from Oxford and is an associate professor at BMCC-CUNY, where he teaches mostly comp, but sometimes film, and old school Brit Lit. 8 years of that. He is the author of three books, two about comic books and one about poetry. His new one will be about Hannibal Lector, the TV one.

8:00pm Timna & Dario Duo El Taller Latino Americano

TIMNA & DARIO DUO – Brazil, Argentina & Jazz

Timna & Dario Duo is a ten years old Project that aims to bring to the stage the variety of tastes that make up their trajectory. A beautiful Brazilian voice and a virtuous Argentinian Guitar come together in exquisite arrangements that combine tropical rhythms with jazzy harmonies and a touch of contemporary music. After launching their album “Tabula Rasa” in 2015 they presented it in Argentina, Brazil, Spain, France, Belgium, England, Netherlands, Israel and Palestine. Currently they are finishing their second album which is based on delightfully creative and yet sophisticated versions of Chico Buarque´s songs.

“Her voice shines expressive, like fresh spring water. His guitar is clever, eloquent. A music and talent hug” (“La Gaceta” Newspaper).

8:00pm Timna & Dario Duo

TIMNA & DARIO DUO – Brazil, Argentina & Jazz

Timna & Dario Duo is a ten years old Project that aims to bring to the stage the variety of tastes that make up their trajectory. A beautiful Brazilian voice and a virtuous Argentinian Guitar come together in exquisite arrangements that combine tropical rhythms with jazzy harmonies and a touch of contemporary music. After launching their album “Tabula Rasa” in 2015 they presented it in Argentina, Brazil, Spain, France, Belgium, England, Netherlands, Israel and Palestine. Currently they are finishing their second album which is based on delightfully creative and yet sophisticated versions of Chico Buarque´s songs.

“Her voice shines expressive, like fresh spring water. His guitar is clever, eloquent. A music and talent hug” (“La Gaceta” Newspaper).

8:00pm 9th Annual PoetryFest Irish Arts Center

Tickets from $35, including after-party with poets.
An intimate and popular evening where IAC’s friends and special guests read the poems they love most. 

Curated by Nick Laird
“Literary revelry” —The New Yorker
The only literary event of its kind, our ninth annual PoetryFest gathers poets from Ireland and North America for three days of verse and conversation.

Presented in association with Glucksman Ireland House – NYU and Literary Hub. Promotional support provided by NYU Creative Writing Program.

8:00pm 9th Annual PoetryFest

Tickets from $35, including after-party with poets.
An intimate and popular evening where IAC’s friends and special guests read the poems they love most. 

Curated by Nick Laird
“Literary revelry” —The New Yorker
The only literary event of its kind, our ninth annual PoetryFest gathers poets from Ireland and North America for three days of verse and conversation.

Presented in association with Glucksman Ireland House – NYU and Literary Hub. Promotional support provided by NYU Creative Writing Program.

8:00pm Gay/Bi Dads Group of NY LGBT Center

Description: 

Support/social group for gay and bisexual fathers and others in child-nurturing situations. General meeting 1st Friday 8-10 PM.

 

8:00pm Gay/Bi Dads Group of NY

Description: 

Support/social group for gay and bisexual fathers and others in child-nurturing situations. General meeting 1st Friday 8-10 PM.

 

Saturday November 4, 2017 Nov 4, 2017
8:00am Uft Brooklyn Parent Conference InsideSchools

The UFT invites you to the UFT Brooklyn parent conference, a wonderful day for Brooklyn parents to learn about everything from special education to scholarships, find valuable community resources and enjoy giveaways. This event is free of cost.

Host: UFT
When: Saturday, November 04 2017 8:00 AM - Saturday, November 04 2017 3:00 PM
Where: PS 140, 141 Macon Street, Brooklyn

8:00am Uft Brooklyn Parent Conference

The UFT invites you to the UFT Brooklyn parent conference, a wonderful day for Brooklyn parents to learn about everything from special education to scholarships, find valuable community resources and enjoy giveaways. This event is free of cost.

Host: UFT
When: Saturday, November 04 2017 8:00 AM - Saturday, November 04 2017 3:00 PM
Where: PS 140, 141 Macon Street, Brooklyn

9:00am Gridiron Games Big Brothers Big Sisters

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at its annual Gridiron Games - a two-part event. The event will take place at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets.

9:00am Gridiron Games

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at its annual Gridiron Games - a two-part event. The event will take place at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets.

10:00am Fatherhood Empowerment Conference InsideSchools

The Real Dads Network, Eagle Academy Harlem, and The Akira Center, Inc. host the Fatherhood Empowerment Conference. The conference will include a panel discussion and workshops on the following topics:
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Dads
- Fathers & Finances
- Psychological & Social Impact of Father's Absence
- Fatherhood/Mentorship

Come get your fatherhood questions answered.
Host: Real Dad's Network
212-875-7725
When: Saturday, November 04 2017 10:00 AM - Saturday, November 04 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Eagle Academy Harlem, 6 Edgecombe Avenue

10:00am Fatherhood Empowerment Conference

The Real Dads Network, Eagle Academy Harlem, and The Akira Center, Inc. host the Fatherhood Empowerment Conference. The conference will include a panel discussion and workshops on the following topics:
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Dads
- Fathers & Finances
- Psychological & Social Impact of Father's Absence
- Fatherhood/Mentorship

Come get your fatherhood questions answered.
Host: Real Dad's Network
212-875-7725
When: Saturday, November 04 2017 10:00 AM - Saturday, November 04 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Eagle Academy Harlem, 6 Edgecombe Avenue

11:00am Dancing and Drumming Arabic Poetry: A Family Workshop City Lore

A hands-on family workshop exploring the rhythms and music of al-muwashah, a form of classical Arab-Andalusian poetry. Musician and scholar Taoufik Ben Amor, accompanied by master dancer and percussionist Ramzi El-Edlibi and multi-instrumentalist Zafer Tawil will introduce al-muwashahand show participants how to identify, vocalize, drum, and dance to the poetic meter and rhythms. The artists will  provide historical and cultural context, as well as technical information throughout. Everyone will have a chance to perform! Free and open to all ages. No experience with Arabic necessary.

Please RSVP here.

This program was made in partnership with independent folklorist Nicole Macotsis, who produces Tarab Together, family programming featuring Arab dance, music, and cultural traditions in Arabic.

11:00am Dancing and Drumming Arabic Poetry: A Family Workshop

A hands-on family workshop exploring the rhythms and music of al-muwashah, a form of classical Arab-Andalusian poetry. Musician and scholar Taoufik Ben Amor, accompanied by master dancer and percussionist Ramzi El-Edlibi and multi-instrumentalist Zafer Tawil will introduce al-muwashahand show participants how to identify, vocalize, drum, and dance to the poetic meter and rhythms. The artists will  provide historical and cultural context, as well as technical information throughout. Everyone will have a chance to perform! Free and open to all ages. No experience with Arabic necessary.

Please RSVP here.

This program was made in partnership with independent folklorist Nicole Macotsis, who produces Tarab Together, family programming featuring Arab dance, music, and cultural traditions in Arabic.

12:00pm Support National Bison Day Wildlife Conservation Society

The American Bison, the National Mammal of the United States, is a symbol of hope for the recovery of endangered species. It is important to honor this iconic animal by recognizing National Bison Day on November 4th as a symbolic celebration of the difference we collectively can and must make for wildlife and wild places.

Your help is needed now to ensure that National Bison Day becomes a reality. Bison have been brought back from the brink, but more recognition and help is needed to continue their restoration to the lands they roamed for millennia.

Tell your senators today: support the National Bison Day Resolution!

12:00pm Support National Bison Day

The American Bison, the National Mammal of the United States, is a symbol of hope for the recovery of endangered species. It is important to honor this iconic animal by recognizing National Bison Day on November 4th as a symbolic celebration of the difference we collectively can and must make for wildlife and wild places.

Your help is needed now to ensure that National Bison Day becomes a reality. Bison have been brought back from the brink, but more recognition and help is needed to continue their restoration to the lands they roamed for millennia.

Tell your senators today: support the National Bison Day Resolution!

2:00pm 9th Annual PoetryFest Irish Arts Center

Curated by Nick Laird

“Literary revelry” —The New Yorker
The only literary event of its kind, our ninth annual PoetryFest gathers poets from Ireland and North America for three days of verse and conversation.
All readings FREE (reservations strongly encouraged)

2pm: Emerging Voices curated by Katie Raissian of Stonecutter: Sally Wen Mao
3:30pm: Iggy McGovern and Alice Lyons
5pm: Sinéad Morrissey and Terrance Hayes, with opening reading by Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize-winner Adam Crothers

Presented in association with Glucksman Ireland House – NYU and Literary Hub. Promotional support provided by NYU Creative Writing Program.

2:00pm 9th Annual PoetryFest

Curated by Nick Laird

“Literary revelry” —The New Yorker
The only literary event of its kind, our ninth annual PoetryFest gathers poets from Ireland and North America for three days of verse and conversation.
All readings FREE (reservations strongly encouraged)

2pm: Emerging Voices curated by Katie Raissian of Stonecutter: Sally Wen Mao
3:30pm: Iggy McGovern and Alice Lyons
5pm: Sinéad Morrissey and Terrance Hayes, with opening reading by Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize-winner Adam Crothers

Presented in association with Glucksman Ireland House – NYU and Literary Hub. Promotional support provided by NYU Creative Writing Program.

4:00pm Words & Music: Roxane Gay + Aya Aziz + Ben Arthur Strand Books

In this reading and live music series, songwriters perform "answer songs" written in response to a story. On November 4th, author Roxane Gay will read from her book Difficult Women, and Aya Aziz and Ben Arthur will perform musical responses.

Please join us in the Rare Book Room for this special event.

Please Note: Purchase of a ticket in advance is required to attend this event. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Entry will be through the gold doors at 826 Broadway, right next to the entrance of the Strand. Please take the stairs or elevator to the third floor to enter our Rare Book Room.

4:00pm Words & Music: Roxane Gay + Aya Aziz + Ben Arthur

In this reading and live music series, songwriters perform "answer songs" written in response to a story. On November 4th, author Roxane Gay will read from her book Difficult Women, and Aya Aziz and Ben Arthur will perform musical responses.

Please join us in the Rare Book Room for this special event.

Please Note: Purchase of a ticket in advance is required to attend this event. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Entry will be through the gold doors at 826 Broadway, right next to the entrance of the Strand. Please take the stairs or elevator to the third floor to enter our Rare Book Room.

Sunday November 5, 2017 Nov 5, 2017
2:00pm 9th Annual PoetryFest Irish Arts Center

Curated by Nick Laird
“Literary revelry” —The New Yorker
The only literary event of its kind, our ninth annual PoetryFest gathers poets from Ireland and North America for three days of verse and conversation.

All readings FREE (reservations strongly encouraged)

2pm: Caitríona O'Reilly and Rowan Ricardo Phillips
3:30pm: Desert Island Poems: Billy Collins and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin in conversation, moderated by Nick Laird
5pm: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Billy Collins

Presented in association with Glucksman Ireland House – NYU and Literary Hub. Promotional support provided by NYU Creative Writing Program.

2:00pm 9th Annual PoetryFest

Curated by Nick Laird
“Literary revelry” —The New Yorker
The only literary event of its kind, our ninth annual PoetryFest gathers poets from Ireland and North America for three days of verse and conversation.

All readings FREE (reservations strongly encouraged)

2pm: Caitríona O'Reilly and Rowan Ricardo Phillips
3:30pm: Desert Island Poems: Billy Collins and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin in conversation, moderated by Nick Laird
5pm: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Billy Collins

Presented in association with Glucksman Ireland House – NYU and Literary Hub. Promotional support provided by NYU Creative Writing Program.

5:00pm Breaking The Cocoon (Opening Reception) El Taller Latino Americano

Join El Taller Latino Americano for an evening of wine, art and good company in celebration of the new exhibition, 'Breaking The Cocoon'. 

5:00pm Breaking The Cocoon (Opening Reception)

Join El Taller Latino Americano for an evening of wine, art and good company in celebration of the new exhibition, 'Breaking The Cocoon'. 

Monday November 6, 2017 Nov 6, 2017
1:40pm The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf who became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Description:
Marcus Rediker chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular man—a Quaker dwarf who demanded the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world.
 

Speaker:

Marcus Rediker, Historian, Senior Research Fellow at the Collège d'études mondiales/Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme in Paris.

Sponsor: 

The Economics Department

1:40pm The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf who became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist

Description:
Marcus Rediker chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular man—a Quaker dwarf who demanded the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world.
 

Speaker:

Marcus Rediker, Historian, Senior Research Fellow at the Collège d'études mondiales/Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme in Paris.

Sponsor: 

The Economics Department

6:00pm Training for Volunteers to Provide Basic Consumer Debt Collection Legal Advice New York City Bar Association

Please note, this program will take place at the Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201.
 

Description: 
Volunteers are needed for the Bronx CLARO Program, an innovative pro bono program co-sponsored by the City Bar that provides limited legal advice to unrepresented debtor defendants with consumer debt cases. The program is designed to assist the high percentage of individuals who must defend themselves pro se in consumer debt collection litigation. Bronx CLARO clinics take place in Bronx Supreme Court on Thursdays, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Volunteers are invited to attend a November 6, 2017 training program, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at the Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201.  Three CLE credits will be offered for free to those who attend the training and volunteer 6 hours for CLARO in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, or Westchester by April 30, 2018.

6:00pm Training for Volunteers to Provide Basic Consumer Debt Collection Legal Advice

Please note, this program will take place at the Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201.
 

Description: 
Volunteers are needed for the Bronx CLARO Program, an innovative pro bono program co-sponsored by the City Bar that provides limited legal advice to unrepresented debtor defendants with consumer debt cases. The program is designed to assist the high percentage of individuals who must defend themselves pro se in consumer debt collection litigation. Bronx CLARO clinics take place in Bronx Supreme Court on Thursdays, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Volunteers are invited to attend a November 6, 2017 training program, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at the Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201.  Three CLE credits will be offered for free to those who attend the training and volunteer 6 hours for CLARO in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, or Westchester by April 30, 2018.

6:00pm Speech Pathology And Language Development Workshop With Ashleigh Wishen InsideSchools

Speech pathologist and mother Ashleigh Wishen provides the latest information about your child’s speech and language development, with a focus on children ages 0-5 years. With clear explanations of developmental milestones, the interaction of play and speech and language development, and how to spot red flags, this talk will arm you with tools and easy-to-implement practical strategies you can use to help your child.

Ashleigh brings her professional expertise and personal experience as a mother of two young children to this informative discussion, and will answer your questions about your child’s speech and language.

Host: Rutgers Community Programs
When: Monday, November 06 2017 6:00 PM - Monday, November 06 2017 7:30 PM
Where: Rutgers Community Programs, 236 W. 73rd Street, New York , NY 10023

6:00pm Speech Pathology And Language Development Workshop With Ashleigh Wishen

Speech pathologist and mother Ashleigh Wishen provides the latest information about your child’s speech and language development, with a focus on children ages 0-5 years. With clear explanations of developmental milestones, the interaction of play and speech and language development, and how to spot red flags, this talk will arm you with tools and easy-to-implement practical strategies you can use to help your child.

Ashleigh brings her professional expertise and personal experience as a mother of two young children to this informative discussion, and will answer your questions about your child’s speech and language.

Host: Rutgers Community Programs
When: Monday, November 06 2017 6:00 PM - Monday, November 06 2017 7:30 PM
Where: Rutgers Community Programs, 236 W. 73rd Street, New York , NY 10023

6:00pm Include Nyc: Pathways To An Inclusive Future InsideSchools

Hear a panel of professionals, youth advocates, parents, and educators with different perspectives tackle the complexities of inclusion — what it is, why it is, and what it could look like in the future.

Register online or by phone at 212-677-4650 x21.
If you require accommodations, please register by phone.
Please note, the Intrepid complex is fully accessible.

Access panel moderatorChancey Fleet;
Assistive Technology Coordinator, Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library at New York Public Library; Education panel moderator, Alex Zimmerman; staff writer and reporter, Chalkbeat
Keynote Speaker Emily Brooks, Professor of Disability Studies, CUNY School of Professional Studies

Host: includenyc
When: Monday, November 06 2017 6:00 PM - Monday, November 06 2017 8:30 PM
Where: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum,One Intrepid Square (West 46th Street and 12th Avenue) 
 
6:00pm Include Nyc: Pathways To An Inclusive Future

Hear a panel of professionals, youth advocates, parents, and educators with different perspectives tackle the complexities of inclusion — what it is, why it is, and what it could look like in the future.

Register online or by phone at 212-677-4650 x21.
If you require accommodations, please register by phone.
Please note, the Intrepid complex is fully accessible.

Access panel moderatorChancey Fleet;
Assistive Technology Coordinator, Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library at New York Public Library; Education panel moderator, Alex Zimmerman; staff writer and reporter, Chalkbeat
Keynote Speaker Emily Brooks, Professor of Disability Studies, CUNY School of Professional Studies

Host: includenyc
When: Monday, November 06 2017 6:00 PM - Monday, November 06 2017 8:30 PM
Where: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum,One Intrepid Square (West 46th Street and 12th Avenue) 
 
6:30pm Personal Branding for JD's Career Success New York City Bar Association

Program Fee: $5 for Student Members | $10 for Members | $25 for Non-Members
 

Description:
Personal branding and networking are powerful tools to land your next exciting job and advance your career. Did you know that 75-80% of all jobs are obtained through networking both online & offline? Developing your personal brand is key. In this workshop, you’ll learn insider tips to: build your brand online & offline; create your elevator pitch; network for results, building valuable relationships; prepare for informational interviews; and follow-up strategically. You'll leave with new insights on how to market yourself like a pro to enhance your career.

Speaker:  
Arlene Newman, President and Founder, Career Bound Success, Inc.

6:30pm Personal Branding for JD's Career Success

Program Fee: $5 for Student Members | $10 for Members | $25 for Non-Members
 

Description:
Personal branding and networking are powerful tools to land your next exciting job and advance your career. Did you know that 75-80% of all jobs are obtained through networking both online & offline? Developing your personal brand is key. In this workshop, you’ll learn insider tips to: build your brand online & offline; create your elevator pitch; network for results, building valuable relationships; prepare for informational interviews; and follow-up strategically. You'll leave with new insights on how to market yourself like a pro to enhance your career.

Speaker:  
Arlene Newman, President and Founder, Career Bound Success, Inc.

7:00pm Susan Meiselas: On the Frontline Strand Books

Susan Meiselas is one of the most influential photographers of our time, reaching international acclaim for her coverage of the Nicaraguan Revolution in 1979. She’s captured the sights of countries and cultures around the world and this new book is a masterpiece of documentary storytelling. In it she tells of her process and her career over the years.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as she shares her personal history in the world of photography with writer, actor, and photographer Gideon Jacobs.

7:00pm Susan Meiselas: On the Frontline

Susan Meiselas is one of the most influential photographers of our time, reaching international acclaim for her coverage of the Nicaraguan Revolution in 1979. She’s captured the sights of countries and cultures around the world and this new book is a masterpiece of documentary storytelling. In it she tells of her process and her career over the years.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as she shares her personal history in the world of photography with writer, actor, and photographer Gideon Jacobs.

7:30pm Reza Aslan @ Symphony Space Strand Books

Join us at Symphony Space as religious scholar, TV personality, and best-selling author of Zealot, Reza Aslan, discusses his upcoming book, God: A Human History. A fascinating account detailing human conception of the divine across different times, places, and faiths, God: A Human History is sure to transform the way you think about the divine and its role in our everyday lives. This event is part of the Thalia Book Club at Symphony Space, where readers and writers meet for intimate conversations about compelling new books and favorite classics in fiction, essay, biography and more. Evenings include an actor performing an excerpt, an interview, and a conversation with the audience.

7:30pm Reza Aslan @ Symphony Space

Join us at Symphony Space as religious scholar, TV personality, and best-selling author of Zealot, Reza Aslan, discusses his upcoming book, God: A Human History. A fascinating account detailing human conception of the divine across different times, places, and faiths, God: A Human History is sure to transform the way you think about the divine and its role in our everyday lives. This event is part of the Thalia Book Club at Symphony Space, where readers and writers meet for intimate conversations about compelling new books and favorite classics in fiction, essay, biography and more. Evenings include an actor performing an excerpt, an interview, and a conversation with the audience.

7:30pm Western Sahara - A Deserted People Irish Arts Center

2015 | Ireland | Recommended for ages 15+

A story of a deserted people and a testimony to human resilience.
Set in the searing heat of the refugee camps in the desert of Algeria and in the occupied Western Sahara, Western Sahara—A Deserted People tells the compelling and moving story of how the Sahrawi people’s lives have been framed by poverty and injustice over their 40-year-long displacement. First presented by RTÉ, this documentary illustrates an indifferent world, exposing the human consequences of global economic inequalities, a hostile political environment, and human rights violations.

Following the screening, David McKean from Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights will join producer Peadar King in conversation.

7:30pm Western Sahara - A Deserted People

2015 | Ireland | Recommended for ages 15+

A story of a deserted people and a testimony to human resilience.
Set in the searing heat of the refugee camps in the desert of Algeria and in the occupied Western Sahara, Western Sahara—A Deserted People tells the compelling and moving story of how the Sahrawi people’s lives have been framed by poverty and injustice over their 40-year-long displacement. First presented by RTÉ, this documentary illustrates an indifferent world, exposing the human consequences of global economic inequalities, a hostile political environment, and human rights violations.

Following the screening, David McKean from Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights will join producer Peadar King in conversation.

9:00pm Remix: The Diversity Sketch Show Magnet Theater

Remix (formerly the Diversity Sketch Lab) is a show focused on presenting sketches from various underrepresented voices in comedy. Join us for an hour of laughs with some hilarious sketches!

9:00pm Remix: The Diversity Sketch Show

Remix (formerly the Diversity Sketch Lab) is a show focused on presenting sketches from various underrepresented voices in comedy. Join us for an hour of laughs with some hilarious sketches!

10:30pm Character Bash: One Big Happy Family Magnet Theater

Character Bash is a monthly showcase at the Magnet Theater hosted by Ari Miller and Elena Skopetos. Join New York's most talented writers and actors as they perform often absurd and always hilarious character monologues for the first time live.

This month Character Bash Presents: One BIG Happy Family! The show will take place at a family's Thanksgiving and every performer in the show will be playing a member of that family. 

Free beer to the first 20 audience members, and free donuts for all! Come celebrate a Character Bash Thanksgiving!

Cast: Nikita Burdein, Hannah Chase, Brendan Googins, Perri Gross, Lane Kwederis, Megan Meadows, Catherine Montesi, Christian Paluck, Katie Sicking

10:30pm Character Bash: One Big Happy Family

Character Bash is a monthly showcase at the Magnet Theater hosted by Ari Miller and Elena Skopetos. Join New York's most talented writers and actors as they perform often absurd and always hilarious character monologues for the first time live.

This month Character Bash Presents: One BIG Happy Family! The show will take place at a family's Thanksgiving and every performer in the show will be playing a member of that family. 

Free beer to the first 20 audience members, and free donuts for all! Come celebrate a Character Bash Thanksgiving!

Cast: Nikita Burdein, Hannah Chase, Brendan Googins, Perri Gross, Lane Kwederis, Megan Meadows, Catherine Montesi, Christian Paluck, Katie Sicking

Tuesday November 7, 2017 Nov 7, 2017
9:00am Intensive Resume/Cover Letter Workshop New York City Bar Association

Program Fee: $5 for Student Members | $15 for Members | $30 for Non-Members
 

Description:
Your resume and cover letter are critical marketing tools in your job search. They must be both flawless and thoughtfully drafted to set you apart from the competition. This workshop will include a panel discussion of pointers and strategies, followed by breakout sessions designed to address your specific concerns in smaller groups.

Note: This program will be most useful for those who bring draft resumes and cover letters that can be reviewed.

Speakers and Reviewers:  
Aisha L. Joseph, Director, Academic Planning and Career Development, Deputy Diversity Officer, and Title IX Coordinator, New York Law School
Lisa Cunningham, Managing Associate, Law Offices of Eric A. Shore
Leah Lee, Professional Development Specialist, Winston & Strawn LLP
Laura Torchio, Senior Director, Career Services, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Andrew Tallis, Director of Legal Training and Initiatives, Office of Legal Affairs, NYC Human Resources Administration
Linda E. Laufer, Career Consultant/Coach

9:00am Intensive Resume/Cover Letter Workshop

Program Fee: $5 for Student Members | $15 for Members | $30 for Non-Members
 

Description:
Your resume and cover letter are critical marketing tools in your job search. They must be both flawless and thoughtfully drafted to set you apart from the competition. This workshop will include a panel discussion of pointers and strategies, followed by breakout sessions designed to address your specific concerns in smaller groups.

Note: This program will be most useful for those who bring draft resumes and cover letters that can be reviewed.

Speakers and Reviewers:  
Aisha L. Joseph, Director, Academic Planning and Career Development, Deputy Diversity Officer, and Title IX Coordinator, New York Law School
Lisa Cunningham, Managing Associate, Law Offices of Eric A. Shore
Leah Lee, Professional Development Specialist, Winston & Strawn LLP
Laura Torchio, Senior Director, Career Services, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Andrew Tallis, Director of Legal Training and Initiatives, Office of Legal Affairs, NYC Human Resources Administration
Linda E. Laufer, Career Consultant/Coach

6:30pm Trains, Tunnels, and Trees Museum of the City of New York

The inaugural Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Distinguished Lecture in Urban History.
In the early 20th century, the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad dramatically transformed New York City’s psychic and economic geography. Daring tunnels under the Hudson and East Rivers connected Manhattan to the mainland and Long Island via the linchpin of Penn Station. Today, city leaders grapple with maintaining and updating Penn Station's fragile 110-year-old tunnels -- along with countless other examples of existing “grey infrastructure.” Simultaneously, we recognize that our city’s future livability depends on creating sustainable “green" infrastructure. In this talk, historian Jill Jonnes connects the past, present, and future growth of New York City's infrastructure, both grey and green.

6:30pm Trains, Tunnels, and Trees

The inaugural Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Distinguished Lecture in Urban History.
In the early 20th century, the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad dramatically transformed New York City’s psychic and economic geography. Daring tunnels under the Hudson and East Rivers connected Manhattan to the mainland and Long Island via the linchpin of Penn Station. Today, city leaders grapple with maintaining and updating Penn Station's fragile 110-year-old tunnels -- along with countless other examples of existing “grey infrastructure.” Simultaneously, we recognize that our city’s future livability depends on creating sustainable “green" infrastructure. In this talk, historian Jill Jonnes connects the past, present, and future growth of New York City's infrastructure, both grey and green.

6:30pm Afro Fusion Cardio Harlem One Stop

Latin and African sounds combine for this intense cardio class.

6:30pm Afro Fusion Cardio

Latin and African sounds combine for this intense cardio class.

7:00pm Jackson Galaxy: Total Cat Mojo Strand Books

People with a soft spoke in their hearts for cats tend to love the crazy antics kitties have, from chasing laser pointers to climbing into every box, but sometimes their behavior baffled the most experience cat owner. Why is the happy kitty suddenly distant? Why is the cuddle-bug suddenly hissing at everyone? What is going on? The answer lies in one simple thing: cat mojo.

Cat Mojo is the confidence of a cat, a delicate confidence that can be upset by seemingly insignificant changes in the household. It can seem hard to figure out, but cat guru Jackson Galaxy has made the ultimate guide designed to help cat lovers help their cats. The book covers everything from birth, covering various scenarios in relation to grooming, playing, eating, and even the evil trips to the vet.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Jackson talks all-things cats and signs copies of his book!

7:00pm Jackson Galaxy: Total Cat Mojo

People with a soft spoke in their hearts for cats tend to love the crazy antics kitties have, from chasing laser pointers to climbing into every box, but sometimes their behavior baffled the most experience cat owner. Why is the happy kitty suddenly distant? Why is the cuddle-bug suddenly hissing at everyone? What is going on? The answer lies in one simple thing: cat mojo.

Cat Mojo is the confidence of a cat, a delicate confidence that can be upset by seemingly insignificant changes in the household. It can seem hard to figure out, but cat guru Jackson Galaxy has made the ultimate guide designed to help cat lovers help their cats. The book covers everything from birth, covering various scenarios in relation to grooming, playing, eating, and even the evil trips to the vet.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Jackson talks all-things cats and signs copies of his book!

7:00pm Pen, Paper, and Palate Irish Arts Center

Moderated by Ronald Rosbottom
Presented in association with Ruda Beresford Dauphin
A hotbed of creativity and ideas, this engrossing literary salon welcomes professor, essayist, and author Ronald Rosbottom (When Paris Went Dark) as moderator, with panelists who have spent their careers researching and documenting the lives of some of the most important people of our time.
The evening will include live music, a special menu, mingling, and book signings.

PANELISTS INCLUDE
Mary V. Dearborn, Ernest Hemingway: A Biography
Michael Schulman, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep
Edward Sorel, Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936
William Taubman, Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Victoria Wilson, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

7:00pm Pen, Paper, and Palate

Moderated by Ronald Rosbottom
Presented in association with Ruda Beresford Dauphin
A hotbed of creativity and ideas, this engrossing literary salon welcomes professor, essayist, and author Ronald Rosbottom (When Paris Went Dark) as moderator, with panelists who have spent their careers researching and documenting the lives of some of the most important people of our time.
The evening will include live music, a special menu, mingling, and book signings.

PANELISTS INCLUDE
Mary V. Dearborn, Ernest Hemingway: A Biography
Michael Schulman, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep
Edward Sorel, Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936
William Taubman, Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Victoria Wilson, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

7:00pm Musical Megawatt: Snacks! and Pyros Magnet Theater

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

7:00pm Musical Megawatt: Snacks! and Pyros

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

8:00pm Musical Megawatt: Honeymoon and Public Pool Magnet Theater

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

8:00pm Musical Megawatt: Honeymoon and Public Pool

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

9:00pm Musical Megawatt: Kittyhawk and Warm Blooded Magnet Theater

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.
 

9:00pm Musical Megawatt: Kittyhawk and Warm Blooded

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.
 

10:00pm Musical Megawatt: Captains and Wonderland Magnet Theater

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

10:00pm Musical Megawatt: Captains and Wonderland

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

Wednesday November 8, 2017 Nov 8, 2017
1:40pm Know Your Rights John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Learn more about your rights as Welfare Rights Initiative provides essential information to CUNY undergraduates receiving public assistance. 

1:40pm Know Your Rights

Learn more about your rights as Welfare Rights Initiative provides essential information to CUNY undergraduates receiving public assistance. 

3:00pm Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict New York City Bar Association

There is no fee for this event, please sign in to register.

Description:
Guarantees of non-recurrence of mass atrocities are central to peacebuilding and sustainable development. The United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals recognize in Goal 16 the importance of peace, inclusion, and access to justice in achieving sustainable development. However, there is limited research and understanding of the factors that may positively influence conflict reduction including the role of constitutions, human rights institutions, and transitional justice processes. In this discussion, we present a study by Dr. Chris Mahony, Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law Research and Policy, which looks into the relationship between these factors and conflict reoccurrence. The presentation will be followed by a discussion and comments on the study by other transitional justice scholars. The study is part of a joint World Bank-United Nations study, “Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.”

Opening Remarks:
Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste, Human Rights and Access to Justice Program Director, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

Speakers:
Chris Mahony, Research Fellow, Centre for International Law Research and Policy
Pablo de Greiff, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Paige Arthur, Deputy Director, New York University's Center on International Cooperation

3:00pm Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict

There is no fee for this event, please sign in to register.

Description:
Guarantees of non-recurrence of mass atrocities are central to peacebuilding and sustainable development. The United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals recognize in Goal 16 the importance of peace, inclusion, and access to justice in achieving sustainable development. However, there is limited research and understanding of the factors that may positively influence conflict reduction including the role of constitutions, human rights institutions, and transitional justice processes. In this discussion, we present a study by Dr. Chris Mahony, Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law Research and Policy, which looks into the relationship between these factors and conflict reoccurrence. The presentation will be followed by a discussion and comments on the study by other transitional justice scholars. The study is part of a joint World Bank-United Nations study, “Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.”

Opening Remarks:
Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste, Human Rights and Access to Justice Program Director, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

Speakers:
Chris Mahony, Research Fellow, Centre for International Law Research and Policy
Pablo de Greiff, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Paige Arthur, Deputy Director, New York University's Center on International Cooperation

4:00pm Kim Koo Professional Series Korea Society

Description:

This by-invitation series gathers corporate, media and UN senior professionals for intimate, high- impact roundtable discussions on Korea and Northeast Asia politics, economics and security with global thought leaders. 

 

4:00pm Kim Koo Professional Series

Description:

This by-invitation series gathers corporate, media and UN senior professionals for intimate, high- impact roundtable discussions on Korea and Northeast Asia politics, economics and security with global thought leaders. 

 

4:30pm Accepting the Responsibility of Citizenship (Lecture) John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Description: 

Karol V. Mason, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, leads a lecture about what it means to be a citizen today. Our country was created by regular citizens willing to risk their lives for this grand social experiment that became America. Our ancestors went through great social upheaval to birth what is clearly the world’s greatest Democracy. What are our responsibilities to ensure that the next chapter of this great Democracy is one where everyone has an opportunity to succeed. 

Location:

Queensborough Community College - Medical Arts Building
222-05 56th Ave 
Bayside, NY 11364
Room: 136

 

 

4:30pm Accepting the Responsibility of Citizenship (Lecture)

Description: 

Karol V. Mason, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, leads a lecture about what it means to be a citizen today. Our country was created by regular citizens willing to risk their lives for this grand social experiment that became America. Our ancestors went through great social upheaval to birth what is clearly the world’s greatest Democracy. What are our responsibilities to ensure that the next chapter of this great Democracy is one where everyone has an opportunity to succeed. 

Location:

Queensborough Community College - Medical Arts Building
222-05 56th Ave 
Bayside, NY 11364
Room: 136

 

 

5:30pm Applying To High School W/Iep InsideSchools

Navigate the NYC public high school application process and identify appropriate school choices for your child with a disability.

For parents of children ages 12 - 21. Sponsored by INCLUDEnyc presented by Colin Montgomery.
Host: IncludeNYC
When: Wednesday, November 08 2017 5:30 PM - Wednesday, November 08 2017 7:30 PM
Where: P.S. 128Q The Lorraine Tuzzo, Juniper Valley Elementary School  
69-10 65th Drive, Queens, NY 11379

5:30pm Applying To High School W/Iep

Navigate the NYC public high school application process and identify appropriate school choices for your child with a disability.

For parents of children ages 12 - 21. Sponsored by INCLUDEnyc presented by Colin Montgomery.
Host: IncludeNYC
When: Wednesday, November 08 2017 5:30 PM - Wednesday, November 08 2017 7:30 PM
Where: P.S. 128Q The Lorraine Tuzzo, Juniper Valley Elementary School  
69-10 65th Drive, Queens, NY 11379

5:30pm Incitement on Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes Open Society Foundations

International and national armed conflicts are often preceded by a media campaign in which public figures foment ethnic, national, racial, or religious hatred, inciting listeners to acts of violence. But how can the perpetrators of such hate be held accountable under international law for consequent atrocities? 

Join Richard Ashby Wilson in a discussion of his new book, Incitement on Trial, which evaluates the efforts so far of international criminal tribunals to hold such inciters criminally responsible.

This book identifies “revenge speech” as the type of rhetoric with the greatest effects on empathy and tolerance for violence, but notes that prosecutors have often struggled to demonstrate a causal connection between speech acts and subsequent crimes. 

Drawing on extensive original research, this book proposes an evidence-based risk assessment model for monitoring political speech.

Wilson, a legal scholar who focuses on transitional justice, will be joined by international criminal and human rights law expert Marko Milanovic and by Nadine Strossen, a former head of the ACLU, who has taught and advocated extensively on constitutional law and civil liberties. The discussion will be moderated by Aryeh Neier, president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations.  

Speakers

  • Richard Ashby Wilson is the Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and professor of law and anthropology at UConn School of Law, and founding director of the Human Rights Institute at UConn.
  • Nadine Strossen is the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School (via video).
  • Marko Milanovic is associate professor at the University of Nottingham School of Law.
  • Aryeh Neier (moderator) is president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations.
5:30pm Incitement on Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes

International and national armed conflicts are often preceded by a media campaign in which public figures foment ethnic, national, racial, or religious hatred, inciting listeners to acts of violence. But how can the perpetrators of such hate be held accountable under international law for consequent atrocities? 

Join Richard Ashby Wilson in a discussion of his new book, Incitement on Trial, which evaluates the efforts so far of international criminal tribunals to hold such inciters criminally responsible.

This book identifies “revenge speech” as the type of rhetoric with the greatest effects on empathy and tolerance for violence, but notes that prosecutors have often struggled to demonstrate a causal connection between speech acts and subsequent crimes. 

Drawing on extensive original research, this book proposes an evidence-based risk assessment model for monitoring political speech.

Wilson, a legal scholar who focuses on transitional justice, will be joined by international criminal and human rights law expert Marko Milanovic and by Nadine Strossen, a former head of the ACLU, who has taught and advocated extensively on constitutional law and civil liberties. The discussion will be moderated by Aryeh Neier, president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations.  

Speakers

  • Richard Ashby Wilson is the Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and professor of law and anthropology at UConn School of Law, and founding director of the Human Rights Institute at UConn.
  • Nadine Strossen is the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School (via video).
  • Marko Milanovic is associate professor at the University of Nottingham School of Law.
  • Aryeh Neier (moderator) is president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations.
6:00pm Opening Reception, "Life on 8th Street" - A Photographic Journey Manhattan Sideways

Join Il Bambino's free opening reception of "Life on 8th Street", a photographic journey of 8th Street by Manhattan Sideways, presented by The Village Alliance.  At the opening reception, you'll be able to meet many of the business owners featured in the exhibit, while enjoying delicious food and drink from some of 8th Streets cafés and restaurants.

The exhibit celebrates and documents the small independent businesses of this most eclectic, creative and historic of New York City thoroughfares. Located at Il Bambino, 48 West 8th Street, the exhibit is open daily from 11 am to 11 pm until December 10, 2017.

This event has been made possible with the generous support of Buchbinder Warren Realty Group LLC.

6:00pm Opening Reception, "Life on 8th Street" - A Photographic Journey

Join Il Bambino's free opening reception of "Life on 8th Street", a photographic journey of 8th Street by Manhattan Sideways, presented by The Village Alliance.  At the opening reception, you'll be able to meet many of the business owners featured in the exhibit, while enjoying delicious food and drink from some of 8th Streets cafés and restaurants.

The exhibit celebrates and documents the small independent businesses of this most eclectic, creative and historic of New York City thoroughfares. Located at Il Bambino, 48 West 8th Street, the exhibit is open daily from 11 am to 11 pm until December 10, 2017.

This event has been made possible with the generous support of Buchbinder Warren Realty Group LLC.

6:30pm Art Auction & Cocktail Party Children's Museum of the Arts

Children’s Museum of the Arts’ Art Auction & Cocktail Party returns this year for a dazzling night on Wednesday, November 8. The museum will be transformed into an elegant venue featuring 100 contemporary art works donated by artists specially chosen by 10 guest curators. Join us for a VIP evening celebrating the individuals, artists, and supporters who have made CMA the premier children’s museum in the city over the last 29 years. A silent auction runs throughout the evening, with all proceeds benefiting CMA.

All proceeds support CMA’s free Community Programs, which bring high-quality arts education to vulnerable children throughout New York City.

6:30pm Art Auction & Cocktail Party

Children’s Museum of the Arts’ Art Auction & Cocktail Party returns this year for a dazzling night on Wednesday, November 8. The museum will be transformed into an elegant venue featuring 100 contemporary art works donated by artists specially chosen by 10 guest curators. Join us for a VIP evening celebrating the individuals, artists, and supporters who have made CMA the premier children’s museum in the city over the last 29 years. A silent auction runs throughout the evening, with all proceeds benefiting CMA.

All proceeds support CMA’s free Community Programs, which bring high-quality arts education to vulnerable children throughout New York City.

7:00pm Mark Z. Danielewski: The Familiar Volume 5 Strand Books

The intriguing series which has instilled curiosity into its reader is continuing on with the fifth volume and the Season One finale, where the young girl and her humanity-hunting cat face more heightened encounters. It starts with a phone call which demands the return of the mysterious cat and leads to a terrifying journey filled with more risks and challenges than the characters ever expected. So come on out and join us the in Rare Book Room as author Mark Z. Danielewski tells the thrilling tales behind his wondrous series.

Mark Z. Danielewski was born in New York City and lives in Los Angeles. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling novel House of Leaves, National Book Award finalist Only Revolutions, and the novella The Fifty Year Sword, which was performed on Halloween three years in a row at REDCAT. His books have been translated into multiple languages. The Familiar is his 27-volume novel about a young girl who finds a kitten, which caused the New York Times to declare Danielewski "America's foremost literary Magus . . . He transmutes the pages of base books into rare new forms and formats."

7:00pm Mark Z. Danielewski: The Familiar Volume 5

The intriguing series which has instilled curiosity into its reader is continuing on with the fifth volume and the Season One finale, where the young girl and her humanity-hunting cat face more heightened encounters. It starts with a phone call which demands the return of the mysterious cat and leads to a terrifying journey filled with more risks and challenges than the characters ever expected. So come on out and join us the in Rare Book Room as author Mark Z. Danielewski tells the thrilling tales behind his wondrous series.

Mark Z. Danielewski was born in New York City and lives in Los Angeles. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling novel House of Leaves, National Book Award finalist Only Revolutions, and the novella The Fifty Year Sword, which was performed on Halloween three years in a row at REDCAT. His books have been translated into multiple languages. The Familiar is his 27-volume novel about a young girl who finds a kitten, which caused the New York Times to declare Danielewski "America's foremost literary Magus . . . He transmutes the pages of base books into rare new forms and formats."

7:00pm Newfest At The Center LGBT Center

The Center and NewFest present our ongoing lm series, featuring narrative and documentary stories giving voice to those segments of our community often unheard.

Film TBA. $15

7:00pm Newfest At The Center

The Center and NewFest present our ongoing lm series, featuring narrative and documentary stories giving voice to those segments of our community often unheard.

Film TBA. $15

7:00pm Megawatt: Scout and Tallulah Magnet Theater

Each week, our hand-picked ensembles converge on the Magnet stage for a full night of high-powered long form. Each group brings its unique style to some of the greatest improv forms, from Harolds to monoscenes and everything in between. Check it out every Wednesday night and see what your faves are up to!

7:00pm Megawatt: Scout and Tallulah

Each week, our hand-picked ensembles converge on the Magnet stage for a full night of high-powered long form. Each group brings its unique style to some of the greatest improv forms, from Harolds to monoscenes and everything in between. Check it out every Wednesday night and see what your faves are up to!

7:30pm Lauren-Brooke Eisen: Inside Private Prisons Strand Books

In the 1980s politics experienced a shift, deciding to step-up efforts and started to crack-down on crime; however well-intended the idea may have been, there wasn’t enough preparation which led to several problems including overcrowded state prisons. This problem led to private companies coming up with a profitable solution: build and operate correctional facilities. Today more than 100,000 of the 1.5 million incarcerated Americans are held in these private prisons, structures which garner much-deserved criticism for their sole focus of profit - $5 billion in profit. And that is where heavy-hitter Lauren-Brooke Eisen steps into the scene.

A prosecutor, journalist, and attorney at policy think-tanks, Eisen is no stranger to these companies, having done extensive investigative reportage and quantitative and historical research in order to analyze privatized corrections in the United States. She’s examined every facet of the issue, from divestment campaigns to boardrooms to private immigration-detention centers and spoken with inmates, their families, correctional staff, policymakers, activists, Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, undocumented immigrants, and the executives of America’s largest private prison corporations.

These private prisons have become the source of the anti-mass-incarceration movement; universities, political candidates, and the Department of Justice have all been to remove their connections with these companies. At the same time, impoverished rural town often try to garner these for-profit prison industry types to have them build facilities in order to create new jobs. With this in mind, Eisen has sifted through the complicated and recalcitrant incentives in the industry in order to build a guide for policymakers as a call for reform.

Join us in our 2nd Floor Art Department as Eisen shares her research with Slate staff writer Leon Neyfakh in an in-depth discussion.

7:30pm Lauren-Brooke Eisen: Inside Private Prisons

In the 1980s politics experienced a shift, deciding to step-up efforts and started to crack-down on crime; however well-intended the idea may have been, there wasn’t enough preparation which led to several problems including overcrowded state prisons. This problem led to private companies coming up with a profitable solution: build and operate correctional facilities. Today more than 100,000 of the 1.5 million incarcerated Americans are held in these private prisons, structures which garner much-deserved criticism for their sole focus of profit - $5 billion in profit. And that is where heavy-hitter Lauren-Brooke Eisen steps into the scene.

A prosecutor, journalist, and attorney at policy think-tanks, Eisen is no stranger to these companies, having done extensive investigative reportage and quantitative and historical research in order to analyze privatized corrections in the United States. She’s examined every facet of the issue, from divestment campaigns to boardrooms to private immigration-detention centers and spoken with inmates, their families, correctional staff, policymakers, activists, Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, undocumented immigrants, and the executives of America’s largest private prison corporations.

These private prisons have become the source of the anti-mass-incarceration movement; universities, political candidates, and the Department of Justice have all been to remove their connections with these companies. At the same time, impoverished rural town often try to garner these for-profit prison industry types to have them build facilities in order to create new jobs. With this in mind, Eisen has sifted through the complicated and recalcitrant incentives in the industry in order to build a guide for policymakers as a call for reform.

Join us in our 2nd Floor Art Department as Eisen shares her research with Slate staff writer Leon Neyfakh in an in-depth discussion.

8:00pm Megawatt: Metal Boy and Bodywork Magnet Theater

Each week, our hand-picked ensembles converge on the Magnet stage for a full night of high-powered long form. Each group brings its unique style to some of the greatest improv forms, from Harolds to monoscenes and everything in between. Check it out every Wednesday night and see what your faves are up to!

8:00pm Megawatt: Metal Boy and Bodywork

Each week, our hand-picked ensembles converge on the Magnet stage for a full night of high-powered long form. Each group brings its unique style to some of the greatest improv forms, from Harolds to monoscenes and everything in between. Check it out every Wednesday night and see what your faves are up to!

9:00pm Megawatt: She Wolf and Avalanche Magnet Theater

Each week, our hand-picked ensembles converge on the Magnet stage for a full night of high-powered long form. Each group brings its unique style to some of the greatest improv forms, from Harolds to monoscenes and everything in between. Check it out every Wednesday night and see what your faves are up to!
 

9:00pm Megawatt: She Wolf and Avalanche

Each week, our hand-picked ensembles converge on the Magnet stage for a full night of high-powered long form. Each group brings its unique style to some of the greatest improv forms, from Harolds to monoscenes and everything in between. Check it out every Wednesday night and see what your faves are up to!
 

10:15pm Megawatt: Drama and Sexy Baby Magnet Theater

Each week, our hand-picked ensembles converge on the Magnet stage for a full night of high-powered long form. Each group brings its unique style to some of the greatest improv forms, from Harolds to monoscenes and everything in between. Check it out every Wednesday night and see what your faves are up to!
 

10:15pm Megawatt: Drama and Sexy Baby

Each week, our hand-picked ensembles converge on the Magnet stage for a full night of high-powered long form. Each group brings its unique style to some of the greatest improv forms, from Harolds to monoscenes and everything in between. Check it out every Wednesday night and see what your faves are up to!
 

Thursday November 9, 2017 Nov 9, 2017
8:30am 14th Annual Small Law Firm Practice Management Symposium New York City Bar Association

Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for decades, the Symposium offers invaluable guidance in growing and managing your practice. Join us for a full day of workshops and presentations, visit the Seasoned Solo Drop-In Center, and network with colleagues throughout the day at the Exhibit Hall and during the complimentary breakfast, luncheon and reception.

8:30am 14th Annual Small Law Firm Practice Management Symposium

Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for decades, the Symposium offers invaluable guidance in growing and managing your practice. Join us for a full day of workshops and presentations, visit the Seasoned Solo Drop-In Center, and network with colleagues throughout the day at the Exhibit Hall and during the complimentary breakfast, luncheon and reception.

10:00am Spiritual Connections Exhibition Closing Show Harlem Arts Festival
AUG 23RD – NOVEMBER 9, 2017 @ HARLEM PROPERTIES GALLERY

163 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10026

Join HAF for its latest exhibition entitled “Spiritual Connections,”first in a series of exhibitions taking place at the Harlem Properties Gallery! Curated by #HAF2016 artist Lisa Dubois and featuring #HAF2017 Artist Eduardo Duarte, Burroughs Lamar, June De Lairre Truesdale (and Lisa Dubois’ own work), the exhibition explores religious rituals from all over the world, and draw parallels with Harlem’s own community. The exhibition will be up until November 9, and is free and open to the public. All works are for sale, inquire on-site or email info@harlemartsfestival.com for pricing.

10:00am Spiritual Connections Exhibition Closing Show
AUG 23RD – NOVEMBER 9, 2017 @ HARLEM PROPERTIES GALLERY

163 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10026

Join HAF for its latest exhibition entitled “Spiritual Connections,”first in a series of exhibitions taking place at the Harlem Properties Gallery! Curated by #HAF2016 artist Lisa Dubois and featuring #HAF2017 Artist Eduardo Duarte, Burroughs Lamar, June De Lairre Truesdale (and Lisa Dubois’ own work), the exhibition explores religious rituals from all over the world, and draw parallels with Harlem’s own community. The exhibition will be up until November 9, and is free and open to the public. All works are for sale, inquire on-site or email info@harlemartsfestival.com for pricing.

12:00pm Politics and Security in Korea and Northeast Asia: Year in Review Korea Society

Description:

Korea and Northeast Asia: Year in Review Paci c Forum CSIS President Ralph Cossa discusses the political and security landscape of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. In dialogue with Senior Director Stephen Noerper, Cossa re ects on North Korea’s uptick in missile and nuclear capabilities, challenges in Korea-US relations, trilateral coordination among Korea, the US and Japan, and China in the wake of the 19th People’s Congress. 

 

12:00pm Politics and Security in Korea and Northeast Asia: Year in Review

Description:

Korea and Northeast Asia: Year in Review Paci c Forum CSIS President Ralph Cossa discusses the political and security landscape of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. In dialogue with Senior Director Stephen Noerper, Cossa re ects on North Korea’s uptick in missile and nuclear capabilities, challenges in Korea-US relations, trilateral coordination among Korea, the US and Japan, and China in the wake of the 19th People’s Congress. 

 

6:00pm An Evening with Drs. Chris Beyrer and Jennifer Leaning Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Public Health Program hosts an evening event with Drs. Chris Beyrer and Jennifer Leaning in honor of their years of service on the Public Health Program Advisory Board.   

The event will feature a presentation by Dr. Beyrer on his recent work examining human rights and the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, and by Dr. Leaning discussing her work on Syria, war, and the weaponization of healthcare. The discussion following the presentations will be moderated by Joanna Erdman, chair of the Public Health Program Advisory Board, and Jonathan Cohen, director of the Open Society Public Health Program.    

Refreshments will be served. 

Speakers

  • Chris Beyrer is a professor of epidemiology, international health, and health, behavior, and society at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; director of the University’s Center for Public Health and Human Rights, and associate director of the Centers for AIDS Research and of Global Health.   
  • Jennifer Leaning is the Francois Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, and director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. 
  • Joanna Erdman is chair of the Public Health Program Advisory Board.
  • Jonathan Cohen (moderator) is director of the Open Society Public Health Program.
6:00pm An Evening with Drs. Chris Beyrer and Jennifer Leaning

The Open Society Public Health Program hosts an evening event with Drs. Chris Beyrer and Jennifer Leaning in honor of their years of service on the Public Health Program Advisory Board.   

The event will feature a presentation by Dr. Beyrer on his recent work examining human rights and the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, and by Dr. Leaning discussing her work on Syria, war, and the weaponization of healthcare. The discussion following the presentations will be moderated by Joanna Erdman, chair of the Public Health Program Advisory Board, and Jonathan Cohen, director of the Open Society Public Health Program.    

Refreshments will be served. 

Speakers

  • Chris Beyrer is a professor of epidemiology, international health, and health, behavior, and society at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; director of the University’s Center for Public Health and Human Rights, and associate director of the Centers for AIDS Research and of Global Health.   
  • Jennifer Leaning is the Francois Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, and director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. 
  • Joanna Erdman is chair of the Public Health Program Advisory Board.
  • Jonathan Cohen (moderator) is director of the Open Society Public Health Program.
6:00pm Illuminations 2017 Path2Parenthood

Illuminations is a fundraising gala benefiting Path2Parenthood honoring Richard V. Grazi, M.D. and Melissa B. Brisman, Esq. 

6:00pm Illuminations 2017

Illuminations is a fundraising gala benefiting Path2Parenthood honoring Richard V. Grazi, M.D. and Melissa B. Brisman, Esq. 

6:30pm AIGA NY Presents Michael Johnson American Institute of Graphic Arts

Presented by the Museum of Arts and Design + AIGA NY Brings YOU...

Michael Johnson - Now Try Something Weirder.

Michael Johnson discusses hints, tips, guidance and warnings on design, branding and how to have (and keep having) great ideas. The founder of internationally renowned branding agency Johnson Banks has started work on his third book. Initially just meant as a series of ‘notes to himself’, he now has hundreds of examples of the good, bad and occasionally ugly side of the design business after over three decades at its coalface. Come and hear a few of them in one of his rare appearances in New York.

6:30pm AIGA NY Presents Michael Johnson

Presented by the Museum of Arts and Design + AIGA NY Brings YOU...

Michael Johnson - Now Try Something Weirder.

Michael Johnson discusses hints, tips, guidance and warnings on design, branding and how to have (and keep having) great ideas. The founder of internationally renowned branding agency Johnson Banks has started work on his third book. Initially just meant as a series of ‘notes to himself’, he now has hundreds of examples of the good, bad and occasionally ugly side of the design business after over three decades at its coalface. Come and hear a few of them in one of his rare appearances in New York.

6:30pm The "Re-Entry Tool Kit" New York City Bar Association

Program Fee: $5 for Student Members | $10 for Members | $25 for Non-Members

Description:
The "Re-Entry Tool Kit" is intended for lawyers who have secured their first re-entry job and need to know what a 21st century office expects of them. This program will address shifts in office culture and offer practical responses from a panel of successful relaunchers to such questions as: how to explain to new colleagues your time away from practicing law; is there still value in face-to-face meetings or have they been eclipsed by emailing and teleconferencing; how proficient do you need to be with technology (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint); what are the expectations for staying tethered to your devices outside of the office (nights, weekends, vacations); how has the “green” revolution affected the workplace; and what does it mean to “dress for success” today?

Panelists:
Linda Rosen Heinberg, Assistant Attorney General, Charities Bureau, New York State Office of the Attorney General
Jessie Jamar, Associate, Cooley LLP 
Nicole Colwell, Associate, Ewenstein & Roth LLP
Caroline C. Kaplan, Attorney, Acadia Realty Trust 
Jeannette Rossoff, General Counsel, New York eHealth Collaborative, Inc.
Yitty Salomon, Assistant General Counsel, The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

Moderators:
Virginia Ryan, Assistant General Counsel, Barnard College
Lisa Peterson, Deputy Counsel, Hunter College (CUNY)

6:30pm The "Re-Entry Tool Kit"

Program Fee: $5 for Student Members | $10 for Members | $25 for Non-Members

Description:
The "Re-Entry Tool Kit" is intended for lawyers who have secured their first re-entry job and need to know what a 21st century office expects of them. This program will address shifts in office culture and offer practical responses from a panel of successful relaunchers to such questions as: how to explain to new colleagues your time away from practicing law; is there still value in face-to-face meetings or have they been eclipsed by emailing and teleconferencing; how proficient do you need to be with technology (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint); what are the expectations for staying tethered to your devices outside of the office (nights, weekends, vacations); how has the “green” revolution affected the workplace; and what does it mean to “dress for success” today?

Panelists:
Linda Rosen Heinberg, Assistant Attorney General, Charities Bureau, New York State Office of the Attorney General
Jessie Jamar, Associate, Cooley LLP 
Nicole Colwell, Associate, Ewenstein & Roth LLP
Caroline C. Kaplan, Attorney, Acadia Realty Trust 
Jeannette Rossoff, General Counsel, New York eHealth Collaborative, Inc.
Yitty Salomon, Assistant General Counsel, The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

Moderators:
Virginia Ryan, Assistant General Counsel, Barnard College
Lisa Peterson, Deputy Counsel, Hunter College (CUNY)

6:30pm A Night Out to Benefit the Innocence Project Innocence Project

We are thrilled to present the Advocate for Justice award to Miriam Buhl, Pro Bono Counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Ekow N. Yankah, Innocence Project Board member and Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University for their tremendous contributions to our work.

The evening will also feature exoneree presentations and a special performance by the Exoneree Band, a rock group made up of five exonerated men who write and perform songs about injustice and their own wrongful convictions.

Buy tickets on site.

6:30pm A Night Out to Benefit the Innocence Project

We are thrilled to present the Advocate for Justice award to Miriam Buhl, Pro Bono Counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Ekow N. Yankah, Innocence Project Board member and Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University for their tremendous contributions to our work.

The evening will also feature exoneree presentations and a special performance by the Exoneree Band, a rock group made up of five exonerated men who write and perform songs about injustice and their own wrongful convictions.

Buy tickets on site.

7:00pm Bill McKibben: Radio Free Vermont Strand Books

In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben explores an idea that's become more popular than ever—seceding from the United States. Vern Barclay, a reclusive radio host/ fugitive from the law hosts the local radio program "Radio Free Vemont". In response to Vern's rhetoric, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to a burgeoning movement. 

Join us in the 2nd floor art department as Bill McKibben discusses his latest book!

7:00pm Bill McKibben: Radio Free Vermont

In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben explores an idea that's become more popular than ever—seceding from the United States. Vern Barclay, a reclusive radio host/ fugitive from the law hosts the local radio program "Radio Free Vemont". In response to Vern's rhetoric, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to a burgeoning movement. 

Join us in the 2nd floor art department as Bill McKibben discusses his latest book!

7:00pm TransAlt North Brooklyn Activist Meet Up! Transportation Alternatives

Time to get active!

>We have 15 months until the L Train Shutdown and still no word from the city on how 250,000 people will travel during the L Train Shutdown. 

>Grand Street saw another awful crash in early October. We've been waiting over a year for a safety plan from the city. 

>Momentum is building to activate and make the space near and underneath the BQE safer, but no new meetings have been announced. 

We're coming together, just 2 days after important NYC elections, to make sure our elected officials and the state and city agencies that answer to them, are ready to get to work on these pressing North Brooklyn transportation issues. 

Be there!

7:00pm TransAlt North Brooklyn Activist Meet Up!

Time to get active!

>We have 15 months until the L Train Shutdown and still no word from the city on how 250,000 people will travel during the L Train Shutdown. 

>Grand Street saw another awful crash in early October. We've been waiting over a year for a safety plan from the city. 

>Momentum is building to activate and make the space near and underneath the BQE safer, but no new meetings have been announced. 

We're coming together, just 2 days after important NYC elections, to make sure our elected officials and the state and city agencies that answer to them, are ready to get to work on these pressing North Brooklyn transportation issues. 

Be there!

7:30pm Oliver Jeffers: Here We Are Strand Books

Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.

Join us in the Rare Book Room to celebrate the release of Oliver's new book! The evening will consist of selected readings by special guests Chelsea Clinton, Jon Scieszka, Jordan Hewson, Brandon Stanton, Sophie Blackhall, and Maria Popova!

7:30pm Oliver Jeffers: Here We Are

Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.

Join us in the Rare Book Room to celebrate the release of Oliver's new book! The evening will consist of selected readings by special guests Chelsea Clinton, Jon Scieszka, Jordan Hewson, Brandon Stanton, Sophie Blackhall, and Maria Popova!

8:00pm Block Party Magnet Theater

Block Party is two teams and one incredible celebration of comedy.

Featuring The Music Industry -- a Megawatt ensemble brought to Thursday Night Out for the good of humanity -- and Junior Varsity -- one of New York's most respected improv teams, handpicked by Magnet founder Armando Diaz in 2007.

The Music Industry & Junior Varsity

8:00pm Block Party

Block Party is two teams and one incredible celebration of comedy.

Featuring The Music Industry -- a Megawatt ensemble brought to Thursday Night Out for the good of humanity -- and Junior Varsity -- one of New York's most respected improv teams, handpicked by Magnet founder Armando Diaz in 2007.

The Music Industry & Junior Varsity

9:00pm The Blob Magnet Theater

In The Blob, the entire ensemble contributes to the creation of three two-person scenes, which they then repeat, refine, and morph together for the rest of the show. This silly, committed, high-energy show is guaranteed to make you laugh and also go, "Huhhh?" A winning combination!

The Blob is directed by Hannah Chase and is a Time Out NY Recommended Comedy Pick!

9:00pm The Blob

In The Blob, the entire ensemble contributes to the creation of three two-person scenes, which they then repeat, refine, and morph together for the rest of the show. This silly, committed, high-energy show is guaranteed to make you laugh and also go, "Huhhh?" A winning combination!

The Blob is directed by Hannah Chase and is a Time Out NY Recommended Comedy Pick!

10:00pm The Director Series: Space Station Delta Magnet Theater

It's the television event of the century...on stage! Join the beloved cast of long-running sci-fi series Space Station Delta as they take to the Magnet Theater stage for a live performance of one of the show's classic episodes. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll shout the iconic catchphrase: "This really hurts!"

Starring: Dennis Pacheco, Caitlin Steitzer, Sarah Poirier, Alex Braslavsky, Simon Johnston, Devin O'Neill, Ashley Glicken, and introducing Nikita Burdein.

Directed by Sulaiman Beg

10:00pm The Director Series: Space Station Delta

It's the television event of the century...on stage! Join the beloved cast of long-running sci-fi series Space Station Delta as they take to the Magnet Theater stage for a live performance of one of the show's classic episodes. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll shout the iconic catchphrase: "This really hurts!"

Starring: Dennis Pacheco, Caitlin Steitzer, Sarah Poirier, Alex Braslavsky, Simon Johnston, Devin O'Neill, Ashley Glicken, and introducing Nikita Burdein.

Directed by Sulaiman Beg

11:00pm Inspirado Magnet Theater

NSPIRADO is the only improv competition in the world. Two teams randomly choose a challenge, then they compete. The audience votes on the winner. Challenges inspire. Inspiration leads to innovation. Innovation saves the world. NSPIRADO just saved the world.

11:00pm Inspirado

NSPIRADO is the only improv competition in the world. Two teams randomly choose a challenge, then they compete. The audience votes on the winner. Challenges inspire. Inspiration leads to innovation. Innovation saves the world. NSPIRADO just saved the world.

Friday November 10, 2017 Nov 10, 2017
6:00pm Films & Spanish Conversations (Neruda) El Taller Latino Americano

ABOUT THE FILM (NERUDA): Popular poet and Communist Senator Pablo Neruda opposes the administration of President Gabriel Gonzáles Videla and denounces his brutal repression in a speech in the National Congress in 1948. Threatened with arrest, he goes underground. Refusing to live the life of a fugitive, he taunts the government authorities by appearing in public venues or leaving evidence of his movements. His pursuer is the fascist Chief of the Investigations Police of Chile Oscar Peluchonneau.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The last 3 nights of our 2017 Films & Spanish Conversation Meet-Ups will explore how three of the most critically acclaimed Chilean films of the past decade blend documentary and fiction techniques to tackle some of the nation's most controversial moments.

The series will take us from a government's wild hunt of a beloved poet-turned-fugitive (Neruda), to a marketing team's efforts against the continuation of Pinochet's dictatorship (No), and finally, to the Atacama desert. A place filled with astronomers looking at the stars and women searching the sand for the bones of their loved ones.(Nostalgia For The Light)

ABOUT FILMS & SPANISH CONVERSATION: All films will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. A wine reception will follow in which El Taller's Spanish teachers will facilitate Spanish conversation about the movies and related topics.

6:00pm Films & Spanish Conversations (Neruda)

ABOUT THE FILM (NERUDA): Popular poet and Communist Senator Pablo Neruda opposes the administration of President Gabriel Gonzáles Videla and denounces his brutal repression in a speech in the National Congress in 1948. Threatened with arrest, he goes underground. Refusing to live the life of a fugitive, he taunts the government authorities by appearing in public venues or leaving evidence of his movements. His pursuer is the fascist Chief of the Investigations Police of Chile Oscar Peluchonneau.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The last 3 nights of our 2017 Films & Spanish Conversation Meet-Ups will explore how three of the most critically acclaimed Chilean films of the past decade blend documentary and fiction techniques to tackle some of the nation's most controversial moments.

The series will take us from a government's wild hunt of a beloved poet-turned-fugitive (Neruda), to a marketing team's efforts against the continuation of Pinochet's dictatorship (No), and finally, to the Atacama desert. A place filled with astronomers looking at the stars and women searching the sand for the bones of their loved ones.(Nostalgia For The Light)

ABOUT FILMS & SPANISH CONVERSATION: All films will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. A wine reception will follow in which El Taller's Spanish teachers will facilitate Spanish conversation about the movies and related topics.

6:00pm Musical Improv Level Two Class Show Magnet Theater

Musical Improv Level Two Class Show 
Fri Nov 10th, 2017, 6:00pm - Free

6:00pm Musical Improv Level Two Class Show

Musical Improv Level Two Class Show 
Fri Nov 10th, 2017, 6:00pm - Free

6:30pm OZDocs in New York Asia Society

A look at recent, wide-ranging documentary short films from Down Under, featuring films about a medical assistant breaking the law in assisting with a medical breakthrough; aboriginal women disguising themselves as men to work driving cattle; a woman who escaped from Soviet Hungary and came to Australia in 1957 telling her story for the first time; a woman who is Australia's last mirror maker; reality TV's toll on its performers; a scientist working to save animal species; singing coal-miners consoling the community; and dating in your eighties.

Buy Tickets on website.

6:30pm OZDocs in New York

A look at recent, wide-ranging documentary short films from Down Under, featuring films about a medical assistant breaking the law in assisting with a medical breakthrough; aboriginal women disguising themselves as men to work driving cattle; a woman who escaped from Soviet Hungary and came to Australia in 1957 telling her story for the first time; a woman who is Australia's last mirror maker; reality TV's toll on its performers; a scientist working to save animal species; singing coal-miners consoling the community; and dating in your eighties.

Buy Tickets on website.

7:00pm In Search of Proust's Music: Recognizing the Musical Motif Strand Books

Because last time was a sold-out smash-success we had little choice but to once again team up with Groupmuse for our second Oliomuse. So on November 10th, we’re back in the rare book room at The Strand, with another concert-lecture-party-muse that will open up minds, hearts, and maybe a few tear ducts.

Professor Charles Riley presents the idea that Marcel Proust, when writing his titanic and epochal novel In Search of Things Past, was inspired by musical notions of thematic development - especially as embodied in Cesar Franck’s violin sonata - by common consent the greatest violin sonata of the romantic era, and a piece prominently featured in Proust’s great novel.

The Oliomuse will feature a full performance of the masterpiece by two of NYC’s top talents - Julia Glenn on the violin and Mika Sasaki on piano.

Throughout it all, Professor Riley will weave together a tapestry of music, literature, and a vision of old Europe on the precipice of unimaginable change.

Also, SixPoint is sponsoring the evening with free beer! Tickets are $25 — so get them while they’re hot! The tickets, that is, not the beer. The beer will be free and cold.

7:00pm In Search of Proust's Music: Recognizing the Musical Motif

Because last time was a sold-out smash-success we had little choice but to once again team up with Groupmuse for our second Oliomuse. So on November 10th, we’re back in the rare book room at The Strand, with another concert-lecture-party-muse that will open up minds, hearts, and maybe a few tear ducts.

Professor Charles Riley presents the idea that Marcel Proust, when writing his titanic and epochal novel In Search of Things Past, was inspired by musical notions of thematic development - especially as embodied in Cesar Franck’s violin sonata - by common consent the greatest violin sonata of the romantic era, and a piece prominently featured in Proust’s great novel.

The Oliomuse will feature a full performance of the masterpiece by two of NYC’s top talents - Julia Glenn on the violin and Mika Sasaki on piano.

Throughout it all, Professor Riley will weave together a tapestry of music, literature, and a vision of old Europe on the precipice of unimaginable change.

Also, SixPoint is sponsoring the evening with free beer! Tickets are $25 — so get them while they’re hot! The tickets, that is, not the beer. The beer will be free and cold.

7:00pm The Executives' History Of The United States Magnet Theater

Program Fee: $10 for all attendees

Event Description:

Forget everything you learned in high school, college, and even your combined masters and PhD program, because The Executives are rewriting the book that rewrote the book on American history. Join The Execs for a lesson on US history that you'll forget as soon as the test is over. Howard Zinn can go screw! 

7:00pm The Executives' History Of The United States

Program Fee: $10 for all attendees

Event Description:

Forget everything you learned in high school, college, and even your combined masters and PhD program, because The Executives are rewriting the book that rewrote the book on American history. Join The Execs for a lesson on US history that you'll forget as soon as the test is over. Howard Zinn can go screw! 

7:00pm Level Two: Intro to Long Form Class Show Magnet Theater

Level Two: Intro to Long Form Class Show 
Fri Nov 10th, 2017, 7:00pm - Free

7:00pm Level Two: Intro to Long Form Class Show

Level Two: Intro to Long Form Class Show 
Fri Nov 10th, 2017, 7:00pm - Free

8:00pm New York Trad Fest Irish Arts Center

American music come together for New York Trad Fest at Irish Arts Center, kicking off a weekend of events all over the city. Curated by Brooklyn-born fiddler Tony DeMarco, the concert will feature performances by award-winning fiddlers Matthew Mancuso and Patrick Mangan, accordionist James Keane with uilleann piper Jerry O'Sullivan, Dennis Lichtman's Hot Jazz Trio, and more.

“A testament to the fabulous music…and homegrown talent who keep New York the hub of Irish traditional music in America” —Irish Central

8:00pm New York Trad Fest

American music come together for New York Trad Fest at Irish Arts Center, kicking off a weekend of events all over the city. Curated by Brooklyn-born fiddler Tony DeMarco, the concert will feature performances by award-winning fiddlers Matthew Mancuso and Patrick Mangan, accordionist James Keane with uilleann piper Jerry O'Sullivan, Dennis Lichtman's Hot Jazz Trio, and more.

“A testament to the fabulous music…and homegrown talent who keep New York the hub of Irish traditional music in America” —Irish Central

8:00pm Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show Magnet Theater

Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show 
Fri Nov 10th, 2017, 8:00pm - Free

8:00pm Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show

Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show 
Fri Nov 10th, 2017, 8:00pm - Free

10:00pm The Conservatory Circuit Magnet Theater

The Conservatory Ciruit features improv ensembles made up of both advanced Magnet students and veteran Magnet performers. Every week, three Circuit Teams take the stage and perform the classic longform structure, The Harold.

10:00pm The Conservatory Circuit

The Conservatory Ciruit features improv ensembles made up of both advanced Magnet students and veteran Magnet performers. Every week, three Circuit Teams take the stage and perform the classic longform structure, The Harold.

Saturday November 11, 2017 Nov 11, 2017
11:00am Honoring our Veterans Museum of the City of New York

Join the Museum of the City of New York in honoring citizens who have protected the United States. Explore patriotic posters and photographs of veterans from the Museum’s collections. Then create a veteran flipbook to learn about and celebrate all that they do for our country!

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Registration suggested but not required.

11:00am Honoring our Veterans

Join the Museum of the City of New York in honoring citizens who have protected the United States. Explore patriotic posters and photographs of veterans from the Museum’s collections. Then create a veteran flipbook to learn about and celebrate all that they do for our country!

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Registration suggested but not required.

6:00pm [ G A T E S ]: A Poetry Chapbook Launch Party & Reading City Lore
Poet Sahar Muradi launches [ G A T E S ], her new chapbook out from Black Lawrence Press, with a reading and celebration.
There will be music by Yusuf Misdaq, poetry by Sahar & friends, and some Afghan snacks. Plus poetry projections!  **Please come with a poem of yours or another to the theme of gates/thresholds/passages.**

These charged, elliptical poems make space for the unknown and unknowable, even as they vividly summon the tangible body of the world. Shot through with sudden glimpses of violence and beauty, Sahar Muradi’s poems refuse us comfort or closure. They offer only what is—yet, paradoxically, haunt us with the sense that we’re standing on holy ground.

—Joan Larkin, author of MY BODY: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS

6:00pm [ G A T E S ]: A Poetry Chapbook Launch Party & Reading
Poet Sahar Muradi launches [ G A T E S ], her new chapbook out from Black Lawrence Press, with a reading and celebration.
There will be music by Yusuf Misdaq, poetry by Sahar & friends, and some Afghan snacks. Plus poetry projections!  **Please come with a poem of yours or another to the theme of gates/thresholds/passages.**

These charged, elliptical poems make space for the unknown and unknowable, even as they vividly summon the tangible body of the world. Shot through with sudden glimpses of violence and beauty, Sahar Muradi’s poems refuse us comfort or closure. They offer only what is—yet, paradoxically, haunt us with the sense that we’re standing on holy ground.

—Joan Larkin, author of MY BODY: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS

6:00pm Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show Magnet Theater

Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show 
Sat Nov 11th, 2017, 6:00pm - Free

6:00pm Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show

Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show 
Sat Nov 11th, 2017, 6:00pm - Free

7:00pm Storytelling Class Show Magnet Theater

Storytelling Class Show 
Sat Nov 11th, 2017, 7:00pm - Free

7:00pm Storytelling Class Show

Storytelling Class Show 
Sat Nov 11th, 2017, 7:00pm - Free

9:00pm The Musical Circuit Magnet Theater

The Circuit features improv ensembles made-up of both Magnet students and veteran Magnet performers. Every week, three Musical Circuit teams hit the stage with a brand new improvised musical.

9:00pm The Musical Circuit

The Circuit features improv ensembles made-up of both Magnet students and veteran Magnet performers. Every week, three Musical Circuit teams hit the stage with a brand new improvised musical.

Sunday November 12, 2017 Nov 12, 2017
9:00am New York City Kidney Walk National Kidney Foundation

The positive energy of thousands of people at the Kidney Walk is invigorating. It’s infectious. It’s exhilarating.

That’s because the Kidney Walk is not about kidney disease. It’s about people with kidney disease coming together, united in one cause: to celebrate life and each other.

Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk.

Because funding builds the future, it helps build a world where kidney disease is caught "early” and treated before it causes significant damage. It builds a world where people don’t have to get a dialysis treatment to stay alive. It builds a world with no wait list for people seeking a kidney.

Be a part of a community of 85,000 individuals at more than 100 Kidney Walks who share a determination to end kidney disease.

C’mon! Join us. 

9:00am New York City Kidney Walk

The positive energy of thousands of people at the Kidney Walk is invigorating. It’s infectious. It’s exhilarating.

That’s because the Kidney Walk is not about kidney disease. It’s about people with kidney disease coming together, united in one cause: to celebrate life and each other.

Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk.

Because funding builds the future, it helps build a world where kidney disease is caught "early” and treated before it causes significant damage. It builds a world where people don’t have to get a dialysis treatment to stay alive. It builds a world with no wait list for people seeking a kidney.

Be a part of a community of 85,000 individuals at more than 100 Kidney Walks who share a determination to end kidney disease.

C’mon! Join us. 

11:00am Open House at John Jay John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Are you interested in learning more about John Jay College of Criminal Justice? By completing the Undergraduate Inquiry Form, you will receive information from the Office of Admissions, including information about majors, on-campus events, open house dates, information sessions, important reminders and more!

11:00am Open House at John Jay

Are you interested in learning more about John Jay College of Criminal Justice? By completing the Undergraduate Inquiry Form, you will receive information from the Office of Admissions, including information about majors, on-campus events, open house dates, information sessions, important reminders and more!

1:00pm Parenting A Child With Disability InsideSchools

One of INCLUDEnyc's family educators will share their personal and professional experiences parenting and advocating for their child with disabilities. Discussion includes navigating the NYC public school system, relationships with family members, and other communities. 

For parents of children ages 0-26.
Presented by: Kpana Kpoto
When: Sunday, November 12 2017 1:00 PM - Sunday, November 12 2017 2:30 PM
Where: The Bronx House
990 Pelham Parkway South Bronx,NY 10461

Register on site.

1:00pm Parenting A Child With Disability

One of INCLUDEnyc's family educators will share their personal and professional experiences parenting and advocating for their child with disabilities. Discussion includes navigating the NYC public school system, relationships with family members, and other communities. 

For parents of children ages 0-26.
Presented by: Kpana Kpoto
When: Sunday, November 12 2017 1:00 PM - Sunday, November 12 2017 2:30 PM
Where: The Bronx House
990 Pelham Parkway South Bronx,NY 10461

Register on site.

5:30pm Improv for Teens Class Show Magnet Theater

Improv for Teens Class Show 
Sun Nov 12th, 2017, 5:30pm - Free

5:30pm Improv for Teens Class Show

Improv for Teens Class Show 
Sun Nov 12th, 2017, 5:30pm - Free

6:30pm CupcakKe Presents: PUSSYPOWER! A benefit for Planned Parenthood of New York City Planned Parenthood of New York City

CupcakKe, (also known as Elizabeth Eden Harris) is a rapper and songwriter born and raised in Chicago.

Elizabeth began rapping at the age of 14, starting off doing church poetry, she received the nickname "CupcakKe" and she later began to rap. Her first song "Gold Digger" went viral on internet in 2012. Songs such as "Money" (2012) and "Yo Lost" (2014) gained attention. In 2015 she broke the internet with her sexually charged anthems "Vagina" and "Deepthroat" and in February 2016 she released her first album entitled "Cum Cake".

Latasha Alcindor, also informally addressed as "LA," is A MULti-Talented independent music and visual artist based out of New York City. Her form-free art travels through a wide range of inspiration found in Experimental, Dance, Jazz, Electronic and Hip Hop music.

LA’s energetic calls and performance-based sound have opened doors for her to perform at culturally prestigious events like SXSW, A3C, and Manifesto. In 2016, she performed as the headlining act for Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays, Toronto's AGO First Thursdays and became an artist in residence to New York's unparalleled, National Sawdust. Latasha finds resonance in speaking and exhibiting works of art in musical and ViSual mediums From graphics to film on her personal story, social commentary and cultural experiences in her music, promoting a much needed agenda for those looking to find inner peace, specifically young women of color.

Precolumbian is a Philadelphia-based DJ, musician, and cultural creator. Her work operates as a medium for empowerment and decolonization and was honored with the 2013 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award. She is currently teaming up with Bearcat (Discwoman) on a QTPOC centered club night and music platform titled SELTZER. Find out more about Precolumbian here: https://www.facebook.com/precolumbiana/

 

CupcakKe presents: PUSSYPOWER! A benefit for Planned Parenthood of New York City at (le) poisson rouge

Featuring Latasha Alcindor and DJ sets by Precolumbian

6:30pm doors | 7:00pm show | 18+

$25 general admission

6:30pm CupcakKe Presents: PUSSYPOWER! A benefit for Planned Parenthood of New York City

CupcakKe, (also known as Elizabeth Eden Harris) is a rapper and songwriter born and raised in Chicago.

Elizabeth began rapping at the age of 14, starting off doing church poetry, she received the nickname "CupcakKe" and she later began to rap. Her first song "Gold Digger" went viral on internet in 2012. Songs such as "Money" (2012) and "Yo Lost" (2014) gained attention. In 2015 she broke the internet with her sexually charged anthems "Vagina" and "Deepthroat" and in February 2016 she released her first album entitled "Cum Cake".

Latasha Alcindor, also informally addressed as "LA," is A MULti-Talented independent music and visual artist based out of New York City. Her form-free art travels through a wide range of inspiration found in Experimental, Dance, Jazz, Electronic and Hip Hop music.

LA’s energetic calls and performance-based sound have opened doors for her to perform at culturally prestigious events like SXSW, A3C, and Manifesto. In 2016, she performed as the headlining act for Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays, Toronto's AGO First Thursdays and became an artist in residence to New York's unparalleled, National Sawdust. Latasha finds resonance in speaking and exhibiting works of art in musical and ViSual mediums From graphics to film on her personal story, social commentary and cultural experiences in her music, promoting a much needed agenda for those looking to find inner peace, specifically young women of color.

Precolumbian is a Philadelphia-based DJ, musician, and cultural creator. Her work operates as a medium for empowerment and decolonization and was honored with the 2013 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award. She is currently teaming up with Bearcat (Discwoman) on a QTPOC centered club night and music platform titled SELTZER. Find out more about Precolumbian here: https://www.facebook.com/precolumbiana/

 

CupcakKe presents: PUSSYPOWER! A benefit for Planned Parenthood of New York City at (le) poisson rouge

Featuring Latasha Alcindor and DJ sets by Precolumbian

6:30pm doors | 7:00pm show | 18+

$25 general admission

8:00pm Liam O Maonlaí and Cassandra Wilson Irish Arts Center

More than any other building in the city, the New Irish Arts Center is defined by the dynamism and diversity of the unusual, exciting artistic marriages that emerge from our creative home. 

Forged in explosive, emotional fashion at our 2016 Ireland Rising concert and deepened in our 11th Masters in Collaboration series last November, the thrilling artistic partnership of Liam Ó Maonlaí and Cassandra Wilson returns this fall with special touring performances at two of the country’s most beloved intimate venues—Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles and The Old Town School in Chicago—followed by an exclusive return engagement at Irish Arts Center. Featuring a stellar ensemble of top Irish, folk and jazz musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.

8:00pm Liam O Maonlaí and Cassandra Wilson

More than any other building in the city, the New Irish Arts Center is defined by the dynamism and diversity of the unusual, exciting artistic marriages that emerge from our creative home. 

Forged in explosive, emotional fashion at our 2016 Ireland Rising concert and deepened in our 11th Masters in Collaboration series last November, the thrilling artistic partnership of Liam Ó Maonlaí and Cassandra Wilson returns this fall with special touring performances at two of the country’s most beloved intimate venues—Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles and The Old Town School in Chicago—followed by an exclusive return engagement at Irish Arts Center. Featuring a stellar ensemble of top Irish, folk and jazz musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.

8:30pm Level Four: Senior Project- The Spokane Class Show Magnet Theater

Level Four: Senior Project- The Spokane Class Show 
Sun Nov 12th, 2017, 8:30pm - Free

8:30pm Level Four: Senior Project- The Spokane Class Show

Level Four: Senior Project- The Spokane Class Show 
Sun Nov 12th, 2017, 8:30pm - Free

Monday November 13, 2017 Nov 13, 2017
1:40pm Info Session: America Needs You Fellowship John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Are you a first generation freshman seeking a fellowship? The America Needs You Fellowship Program helps high-acheiving, first-generation college students succeed in college and their careers. Learn about the fellowship with the Center for Career & Professional Development at John Jay College on November 13th during community hour.

RSVP for the info sesssion in JJCO.

1:40pm Info Session: America Needs You Fellowship

Are you a first generation freshman seeking a fellowship? The America Needs You Fellowship Program helps high-acheiving, first-generation college students succeed in college and their careers. Learn about the fellowship with the Center for Career & Professional Development at John Jay College on November 13th during community hour.

RSVP for the info sesssion in JJCO.

6:00pm To Protect and Serve: A Conversation About Sex Work, Policing, and Health Open Society Foundations

Please join the New York City HIV Planning Group and the Open Society Public Health Program for a conversation about sex work, policing, and health in New York.

Although the police are charged with protecting safety and upholding human rights for everyone, repressive policing has often resulted in the very opposite for sex workers. Policing practices, such as the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution and systematic entrapment, significantly impact sex workers’ health.

At this event, we will talk about the history of police reform in this area, and the challenges that sex workers in New York face as they interact with the criminal justice system.

Speakers

  • Ceyenne Doroshow is founder and director of G.L.I.T.S.
  • Melissa Gira Grant is an author and journalist.
  • John W. Meade Jr. is special assistant to the assistant commissioner of the NYC Health Department’s Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control.
  • Sebastian Kohn (moderator) is director of Sexual Health & Rights at the Open Society Public Health Program.
  • Leigh Latimer is head of Exploitation Intervention at the Legal Aid Society.
  • Alexis Rivera is project director of the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System at the NYC Health Department’s Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control.
  • Jenna Torres is a community organizer for the Red Umbrella Project.
  • KB White is a paralegal with the Legal Aid Society.
6:00pm To Protect and Serve: A Conversation About Sex Work, Policing, and Health

Please join the New York City HIV Planning Group and the Open Society Public Health Program for a conversation about sex work, policing, and health in New York.

Although the police are charged with protecting safety and upholding human rights for everyone, repressive policing has often resulted in the very opposite for sex workers. Policing practices, such as the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution and systematic entrapment, significantly impact sex workers’ health.

At this event, we will talk about the history of police reform in this area, and the challenges that sex workers in New York face as they interact with the criminal justice system.

Speakers

  • Ceyenne Doroshow is founder and director of G.L.I.T.S.
  • Melissa Gira Grant is an author and journalist.
  • John W. Meade Jr. is special assistant to the assistant commissioner of the NYC Health Department’s Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control.
  • Sebastian Kohn (moderator) is director of Sexual Health & Rights at the Open Society Public Health Program.
  • Leigh Latimer is head of Exploitation Intervention at the Legal Aid Society.
  • Alexis Rivera is project director of the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System at the NYC Health Department’s Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control.
  • Jenna Torres is a community organizer for the Red Umbrella Project.
  • KB White is a paralegal with the Legal Aid Society.
6:30pm Planning Parenthood Through Surrogacy: Surrogacy & Genomics LGBT Center

Planning Parenthood Through Surrogacy: Surrogacy & Genomics
Monday, November 13
6:30-8 p.m. at The Center, 208 W 13 St, NYC

What is genomics and why should intended parents know about it? Dr. John Hesla and clinical genetic counselor Gena Shepherd of Oregon Reproductive Medicine will talk about how genomic screening of egg donors, sperm providers and embryos can better ensure your chances for success and a healthy child.

This group is for those who are considering, or are currently in the process of, becoming parents through surrogacy. It provides support and education while discussing the social, financial, medical and other aspects of the surrogacy process. 

To register, email centerfamilies@gaycenter.org.

6:30pm Planning Parenthood Through Surrogacy: Surrogacy & Genomics

Planning Parenthood Through Surrogacy: Surrogacy & Genomics
Monday, November 13
6:30-8 p.m. at The Center, 208 W 13 St, NYC

What is genomics and why should intended parents know about it? Dr. John Hesla and clinical genetic counselor Gena Shepherd of Oregon Reproductive Medicine will talk about how genomic screening of egg donors, sperm providers and embryos can better ensure your chances for success and a healthy child.

This group is for those who are considering, or are currently in the process of, becoming parents through surrogacy. It provides support and education while discussing the social, financial, medical and other aspects of the surrogacy process. 

To register, email centerfamilies@gaycenter.org.

7:00pm NY Neo-Futurists Gala New York Neo-Futurists

Our annual Gala celebrates and honors an artist or organization in our community. The funds raised from the event help us create art and support the work of our artists and staff all year long. Past honorees include: Dread Scott, Carl Riehl and Debevoise & Plimpton, Charles Mee, Eric Bogosian, Laurie Anderson, The Moth, Greg Kotis and Ayun Halliday, Virginia P. Louloudes and ART/NY.

This year we toast the work of Dixon Place Founder & Artistic Director Ellie Covan! Join us as and bid on luxury items in both our silent and live auctions; enjoy delicious food, original cocktails and much more! We throw a great party!

7:00pm NY Neo-Futurists Gala

Our annual Gala celebrates and honors an artist or organization in our community. The funds raised from the event help us create art and support the work of our artists and staff all year long. Past honorees include: Dread Scott, Carl Riehl and Debevoise & Plimpton, Charles Mee, Eric Bogosian, Laurie Anderson, The Moth, Greg Kotis and Ayun Halliday, Virginia P. Louloudes and ART/NY.

This year we toast the work of Dixon Place Founder & Artistic Director Ellie Covan! Join us as and bid on luxury items in both our silent and live auctions; enjoy delicious food, original cocktails and much more! We throw a great party!

7:00pm Tell Me Something Good: A Roundtable with the Brooklyn Rail Strand Books

Since its inception, co-founder and artistic director Phong Bui and the Rail’s contributors have interviewed over four hundred artists for The Brooklyn Rail.

This volume brings together for the first time a selection of sixty of the most influential and seminal interviews with artists ranging from Richard Serra and Brice Marden, to Alex Da Corte and House of Ladosha. While each interview is important in its own right, offering a perspective on the life and work of a specific artist, collectively they tell the story of a journal that has grown during one of the more diverse and surprising periods in visual art. There is no unified style or perspective; The Brooklyn Rail’s strength lies in its ability to include and champion difference.

Selected and coedited by Jarrett Earnest, a frequent Rail contributor, with Lucas Zwirner, the book includes an introduction to the project by Phong Bui as well as many of the hand-drawn portraits he has made of those he has interviewed over the years. This combination of verbal and visual profiles offers a rare and personal insight into contemporary visual culture.

Join us in the Rare Book Room for a panel discussion featuring Brooklyn Rail publisher Phong Bui and a select group of artists included in the book, moderated by Lucas Zwirner! Stay tuned for a full list of participating panel members!

7:00pm Tell Me Something Good: A Roundtable with the Brooklyn Rail

Since its inception, co-founder and artistic director Phong Bui and the Rail’s contributors have interviewed over four hundred artists for The Brooklyn Rail.

This volume brings together for the first time a selection of sixty of the most influential and seminal interviews with artists ranging from Richard Serra and Brice Marden, to Alex Da Corte and House of Ladosha. While each interview is important in its own right, offering a perspective on the life and work of a specific artist, collectively they tell the story of a journal that has grown during one of the more diverse and surprising periods in visual art. There is no unified style or perspective; The Brooklyn Rail’s strength lies in its ability to include and champion difference.

Selected and coedited by Jarrett Earnest, a frequent Rail contributor, with Lucas Zwirner, the book includes an introduction to the project by Phong Bui as well as many of the hand-drawn portraits he has made of those he has interviewed over the years. This combination of verbal and visual profiles offers a rare and personal insight into contemporary visual culture.

Join us in the Rare Book Room for a panel discussion featuring Brooklyn Rail publisher Phong Bui and a select group of artists included in the book, moderated by Lucas Zwirner! Stay tuned for a full list of participating panel members!

7:30pm Muldoon's Picnic Irish Arts Center

Our critically-acclaimed feast of music, storytelling, and poetry—now in its seventh season—has become a staple of New York’s cultural diet. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, this words-and-music jamboree features an evolving lineup of world-class special guests from across the spectrum of arts and letters. 

FEATURING
Shaker Flynn
Nick Flynn (poet), Simi Stone (The New Pornographers) and Philip Marshall (Kilcool)
The Christine Tobin Trio
Christine Tobin (vocals), Phil Robson (guitar) and Rene Hart (bass)
Erica Jong, author and poet
Kevin Young, poet and essayist

7:30pm Muldoon's Picnic

Our critically-acclaimed feast of music, storytelling, and poetry—now in its seventh season—has become a staple of New York’s cultural diet. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, this words-and-music jamboree features an evolving lineup of world-class special guests from across the spectrum of arts and letters. 

FEATURING
Shaker Flynn
Nick Flynn (poet), Simi Stone (The New Pornographers) and Philip Marshall (Kilcool)
The Christine Tobin Trio
Christine Tobin (vocals), Phil Robson (guitar) and Rene Hart (bass)
Erica Jong, author and poet
Kevin Young, poet and essayist

9:00pm Remix: The Diversity Sketch Show Magnet Theater

Remix (formerly the Diversity Sketch Lab) is a show focused on presenting sketches from various underrepresented voices in comedy. Join us for an hour of laughs with some hilarious sketches!

9:00pm Remix: The Diversity Sketch Show

Remix (formerly the Diversity Sketch Lab) is a show focused on presenting sketches from various underrepresented voices in comedy. Join us for an hour of laughs with some hilarious sketches!

Tuesday November 14, 2017 Nov 14, 2017
9:00am District 13 Middle School Stroll 2 InsideSchools

District 13 invites you to a middle school stroll to see several schools on the same morning. On Nov. 9 you may visit: MS8, Arts and Letters, Dock street, and Urban Assembly Insitute of Math and Science for Young Women.

When: Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:00 AM - Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:00 PM
Where: MS 8 (1st stop on the stroll), 105 Tech Place, Brooklyn

 
9:00am District 13 Middle School Stroll 2

District 13 invites you to a middle school stroll to see several schools on the same morning. On Nov. 9 you may visit: MS8, Arts and Letters, Dock street, and Urban Assembly Insitute of Math and Science for Young Women.

When: Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:00 AM - Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:00 PM
Where: MS 8 (1st stop on the stroll), 105 Tech Place, Brooklyn

 
9:00am Advocating For Your Child With An Iep InsideSchools

Learn how to speak up for your child with a disability. Become your child's best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation, including in school, in the community, and with health care.

for parents of children of all ages. Presented by Jean Mizutani.
When: Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:00 AM - Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:30 AM
Where: P.S. 164 Queens Valley School of the Arts
138-01 77th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11367

Register on site.

9:00am Advocating For Your Child With An Iep

Learn how to speak up for your child with a disability. Become your child's best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation, including in school, in the community, and with health care.

for parents of children of all ages. Presented by Jean Mizutani.
When: Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:00 AM - Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:30 AM
Where: P.S. 164 Queens Valley School of the Arts
138-01 77th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11367

Register on site.

10:00am 2017 National Book Awards Teen Press Conference National Book Foundation
The National Book Awards Teen Press Conference brings the excitement of the most prestigious literary award in the country to New York City’s middle and high school students. Held during National Book Awards week, Teen Press Conference invites school groups to attend a free literary event that is curated just for them.
Tuesday November 14th, 10am-12pm 
With an optional book signing 12pm-12:30pm
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128
Hosted by: Alvin Irby, founder of Barbershop Books and Winner of the 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize .
Teen Press Conference is sold out. You may fill out the registration form if you'd like to be placed on a waitlist. Waitlisted groups will be notified if space becomes available.
What does the event entail? The Teen Press Conference centers around short readings by each of the year’s five National Book Award finalists in Young People’s Literature. Participating schools receive free copies (one per registered student) of one of the five nominated titles in advance of the event, and then interact with authors during a Q&A and an optional book signing.
Who can attend? The event is open to New York City middle and high schools. Each school can bring a maximum of 60 students (not including chaperones).
How do I sign up? Complete the online registration form.
After completion, you will receive a follow up call from National Book Foundation staff (within one business week) to confirm your group’s details and make sure you’re all set for the event.
10:00am 2017 National Book Awards Teen Press Conference
The National Book Awards Teen Press Conference brings the excitement of the most prestigious literary award in the country to New York City’s middle and high school students. Held during National Book Awards week, Teen Press Conference invites school groups to attend a free literary event that is curated just for them.
Tuesday November 14th, 10am-12pm 
With an optional book signing 12pm-12:30pm
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128
Hosted by: Alvin Irby, founder of Barbershop Books and Winner of the 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize .
Teen Press Conference is sold out. You may fill out the registration form if you'd like to be placed on a waitlist. Waitlisted groups will be notified if space becomes available.
What does the event entail? The Teen Press Conference centers around short readings by each of the year’s five National Book Award finalists in Young People’s Literature. Participating schools receive free copies (one per registered student) of one of the five nominated titles in advance of the event, and then interact with authors during a Q&A and an optional book signing.
Who can attend? The event is open to New York City middle and high schools. Each school can bring a maximum of 60 students (not including chaperones).
How do I sign up? Complete the online registration form.
After completion, you will receive a follow up call from National Book Foundation staff (within one business week) to confirm your group’s details and make sure you’re all set for the event.
12:30pm Small Law Firm Practice Management CLE Luncheon New York City Bar Association

Program Fee: $35 Members | $75 Non-Members
1.0 Professional Practice CLE credits.

Description: 
This program will focus on topical issues affecting practitioners who are hiring, such as the upcoming New York City ban on salary history questions and other regulations, and the role they play in inequality. We will cover how to avoid pitfalls and furthering inequality, and promote gender, transgender, racial, and religious equality in the workplace.

Speakers:   
Anne LaBarbera, Law Office of Anne LaBarbera
Joan C. Lenihan, Attorney at Law
Nydia Shahjahan, Principal, Nydia Shahjahan, Esq. P.C.

Moderator:
Stefan R. Stoyanov, Principal, Stoyanov Law PLLC

12:30pm Small Law Firm Practice Management CLE Luncheon

Program Fee: $35 Members | $75 Non-Members
1.0 Professional Practice CLE credits.

Description: 
This program will focus on topical issues affecting practitioners who are hiring, such as the upcoming New York City ban on salary history questions and other regulations, and the role they play in inequality. We will cover how to avoid pitfalls and furthering inequality, and promote gender, transgender, racial, and religious equality in the workplace.

Speakers:   
Anne LaBarbera, Law Office of Anne LaBarbera
Joan C. Lenihan, Attorney at Law
Nydia Shahjahan, Principal, Nydia Shahjahan, Esq. P.C.

Moderator:
Stefan R. Stoyanov, Principal, Stoyanov Law PLLC

5:30pm D1/Lower East Side Pre K, Kindergarten, Elementary Info Session InsideSchools

Get information about applying to Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs in District 1 from Department of Education officials.

There is a session in each district.
Come prepared with questions.

Host: NYC Department of Education
When: Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:30 PM - Tuesday, November 14 2017 7:30 PM
Where: P.S. 15 Roberto Clemente, 333 East 4th Street, Manhattan , NY 10009

5:30pm D1/Lower East Side Pre K, Kindergarten, Elementary Info Session

Get information about applying to Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs in District 1 from Department of Education officials.

There is a session in each district.
Come prepared with questions.

Host: NYC Department of Education
When: Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:30 PM - Tuesday, November 14 2017 7:30 PM
Where: P.S. 15 Roberto Clemente, 333 East 4th Street, Manhattan , NY 10009

6:00pm Commercial Arbitration: Domestic vs. International - How Different Are They in Practice? New York City Bar Association

Program Fee: Free for Members and Members of Sponsoring Organizations | $15 for Non-Members

If you are a member of the American Arbitration Association; the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators New York Branch (CIArb NY); College of Commercial Arbitrators; New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section; CPR Institute; New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC); New York State Bar Association International Section; New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section; or the U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB), please call Customer Service at 212.382.6663 to register.

Description: 
International commercial arbitration differs from domestic commercial arbitration for practical as well as legal reasons. The focus of this program will be on preparing for and representing clients at international commercial arbitration hearings and on how that differs from domestic arbitration. Panelists experienced in representing U.S. and foreign-based clients in arbitration will discuss arbitrator selection, discovery or disclosure, and differing approaches to witness preparation, direct and cross-examination. The program will include a mock cross-examination to illustrate international vs. domestic U.S. style.  Arbitration practice guidelines and protocols, sometimes referred to as “soft law,” will be mentioned to the extent they can have an impact on case preparation and presentation. Panelists may also refer to certain treaties and statutes (New York Convention, Panama Convention, Federal Arbitration Act Chapters 1 and 2, NY CPLR Article 75) to the extent they may influence practical considerations. This program will be useful to a broad spectrum of lawyers, including in-house counsel involved in cross-border transactions and arbitration, domestic and international arbitration practitioners and arbitrators, among others.   

6:00pm Commercial Arbitration: Domestic vs. International - How Different Are They in Practice?

Program Fee: Free for Members and Members of Sponsoring Organizations | $15 for Non-Members

If you are a member of the American Arbitration Association; the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators New York Branch (CIArb NY); College of Commercial Arbitrators; New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section; CPR Institute; New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC); New York State Bar Association International Section; New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section; or the U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB), please call Customer Service at 212.382.6663 to register.

Description: 
International commercial arbitration differs from domestic commercial arbitration for practical as well as legal reasons. The focus of this program will be on preparing for and representing clients at international commercial arbitration hearings and on how that differs from domestic arbitration. Panelists experienced in representing U.S. and foreign-based clients in arbitration will discuss arbitrator selection, discovery or disclosure, and differing approaches to witness preparation, direct and cross-examination. The program will include a mock cross-examination to illustrate international vs. domestic U.S. style.  Arbitration practice guidelines and protocols, sometimes referred to as “soft law,” will be mentioned to the extent they can have an impact on case preparation and presentation. Panelists may also refer to certain treaties and statutes (New York Convention, Panama Convention, Federal Arbitration Act Chapters 1 and 2, NY CPLR Article 75) to the extent they may influence practical considerations. This program will be useful to a broad spectrum of lawyers, including in-house counsel involved in cross-border transactions and arbitration, domestic and international arbitration practitioners and arbitrators, among others.   

6:30pm NYC Council Speaker Criminal Justice Forum Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Join the New York Civil Liberties Union and a handful of our allies to hear the eight NYC Council Speaker candidates discuss where they stand on police accountability, closing Rikers, and criminal justice reform. 

6:30pm NYC Council Speaker Criminal Justice Forum

Join the New York Civil Liberties Union and a handful of our allies to hear the eight NYC Council Speaker candidates discuss where they stand on police accountability, closing Rikers, and criminal justice reform. 

6:30pm Jennifer Lewis: The Mother of Black Hollywood Strand Books

Legendary actor Jenifer Lewis has had a long and decorated career in film and theater, and continues to be a household name in the acting field today. Now, she is releasing a brand new memoir that is sure to take fans by storm. The Mother of Black Hollywood chronicles Lewis' incredible life story, and all of her successes and struggles. From her first taste of applause at five years old to landing on Broadway within eleven days of graduation and ultimately achieving success in movies, television and global concert halls, Jenifer reveals her outrageous life story with lots of humor, a few regrets and most importantly, unbridled joy. Candid, warm and wonderfully inspiring, The Mother of Black Hollywood intimately reveals the heart of a woman who lives life to the fullest.

Come join us at the Strand for an opportunity to get a signed copy of Jenifer's new memoir, and a photo with Jenifer herself! Purchase of Mother of Black Hollywood necessary to participate in this event.

6:30pm Jennifer Lewis: The Mother of Black Hollywood

Legendary actor Jenifer Lewis has had a long and decorated career in film and theater, and continues to be a household name in the acting field today. Now, she is releasing a brand new memoir that is sure to take fans by storm. The Mother of Black Hollywood chronicles Lewis' incredible life story, and all of her successes and struggles. From her first taste of applause at five years old to landing on Broadway within eleven days of graduation and ultimately achieving success in movies, television and global concert halls, Jenifer reveals her outrageous life story with lots of humor, a few regrets and most importantly, unbridled joy. Candid, warm and wonderfully inspiring, The Mother of Black Hollywood intimately reveals the heart of a woman who lives life to the fullest.

Come join us at the Strand for an opportunity to get a signed copy of Jenifer's new memoir, and a photo with Jenifer herself! Purchase of Mother of Black Hollywood necessary to participate in this event.

6:30pm Free To Be Me Opening Reception LGBT Center

Free to be Me
Opening Reception
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:30 p.m. 

It is a crime to be LGBTQ in more than 70 countries around the world. Every day, LGBTQ people flee in search of a place where they can live freely and safely. Many find refuge in the United States.

In this moment of national xenophobia, transphobia and homophobia, award-winning photographer Steven Laxton is teaming up with Immigration Equality, the nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization, and NYC’s LGBT Community Center to celebrate trans and queer asylum recipients building new lives in the U.S. This photography exhibit shares their powerful stories.

Free registration on website.
Presented in partnership with Immigration Equality.

6:30pm Free To Be Me Opening Reception

Free to be Me
Opening Reception
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:30 p.m. 

It is a crime to be LGBTQ in more than 70 countries around the world. Every day, LGBTQ people flee in search of a place where they can live freely and safely. Many find refuge in the United States.

In this moment of national xenophobia, transphobia and homophobia, award-winning photographer Steven Laxton is teaming up with Immigration Equality, the nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization, and NYC’s LGBT Community Center to celebrate trans and queer asylum recipients building new lives in the U.S. This photography exhibit shares their powerful stories.

Free registration on website.
Presented in partnership with Immigration Equality.

7:00pm Faith in the Five Boroughs Museum of the City of New York

Next in our Only in New York series, host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world's largest LGBT synagogue, Pastor Kenneth Hart, self-proclaimed "Hood Pastor" of an unorthodox new church in Harlem, and Imam Shamsi Ali of the Jamaica Muslim Center, New York City’s largest Muslim community center, for a conversation about the evolving role of faith, religion, and spirituality in New Yorkers' lives today.

Reception to follow with complimentary beer courtesy of Harlem Blue. 

Only in New York with Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir is a conversation series bringing together two distinctive New Yorkers from different worlds to explore key questions about the city’s identity, culture, and history – glass of wine in hand.

7:00pm Faith in the Five Boroughs

Next in our Only in New York series, host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world's largest LGBT synagogue, Pastor Kenneth Hart, self-proclaimed "Hood Pastor" of an unorthodox new church in Harlem, and Imam Shamsi Ali of the Jamaica Muslim Center, New York City’s largest Muslim community center, for a conversation about the evolving role of faith, religion, and spirituality in New Yorkers' lives today.

Reception to follow with complimentary beer courtesy of Harlem Blue. 

Only in New York with Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir is a conversation series bringing together two distinctive New Yorkers from different worlds to explore key questions about the city’s identity, culture, and history – glass of wine in hand.

7:00pm Goddess in the Details: Ellen Lupton + Paula Scher Strand Books

Someone on TV called Paula Scher the most influential female graphic designer on the planet. (We think it was Ellen Lupton.) In an evening of salty conversation about fonts, fairy tales, and what it takes to make it in graphic design, Paula Scher and Ellen Lupton will share ideas from their latest books. 

Paula's latest publication, Works, a stunning chronicle of a career spanning from CBS Records to Shake Shack. Published by Unit Editions, Scher’s 520-page tome makes a rare bookstore appearance tonight at the Strand. 

Ellen presents Design Is Storytelling, a practical guide to narrative techniques and the psychology of looking. Published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Lupton’s handy new design manual celebrates action, emotion, and sensation as design’s most potent ingredients.

Please join us in the Rare Book Room as these two women of the graphic design industry share their craft!

7:00pm Goddess in the Details: Ellen Lupton + Paula Scher

Someone on TV called Paula Scher the most influential female graphic designer on the planet. (We think it was Ellen Lupton.) In an evening of salty conversation about fonts, fairy tales, and what it takes to make it in graphic design, Paula Scher and Ellen Lupton will share ideas from their latest books. 

Paula's latest publication, Works, a stunning chronicle of a career spanning from CBS Records to Shake Shack. Published by Unit Editions, Scher’s 520-page tome makes a rare bookstore appearance tonight at the Strand. 

Ellen presents Design Is Storytelling, a practical guide to narrative techniques and the psychology of looking. Published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Lupton’s handy new design manual celebrates action, emotion, and sensation as design’s most potent ingredients.

Please join us in the Rare Book Room as these two women of the graphic design industry share their craft!

7:00pm LGBT Holiday Party LGBT Center

LGBT IMMIGRATION HOLIDAY PARTY
A multicultural celebration of community, family and friends for LGBT immigrants, service providers and allies. Refreshments served. Free. No registration required.

7:00pm LGBT Holiday Party

LGBT IMMIGRATION HOLIDAY PARTY
A multicultural celebration of community, family and friends for LGBT immigrants, service providers and allies. Refreshments served. Free. No registration required.

7:00pm Musical Megawatt: Captains and Wonderland Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

7:00pm Musical Megawatt: Captains and Wonderland

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

8:00pm Tyler Perry @ Town Hall Strand Books

Over the years Tyler Perry has become a household name what with his films, plays, television shows, and his iconic character Medea. Through hard work and perseverance, he has risen to an unequivocal level of success having started his work in the entertainment industry with a play that garnered almost no ticket-sales. This didn’t deter Perry, instead pushing him on to work harder and try again and the next time he put on his play he was met with sold-out crowds. Now he’s ready to pass on the things he has learned in life in his spiritual guide Higher is Waiting.

In this book, Tyler shares how his faith in God is what has carried him through all of the tough times he’s experienced, from a difficult upbringing to failed career endeavors. He tells about the people in his life and the lessons they taught him, lessons about integrity, forgiveness, and trust in God. Perry describes how he has grown into the devoted son, the loving father, the creative spirit, and more after growing aware of God’s presence in his life.

Join us as Tyler Perry shares his work at The Town Hall!

Please Note: Each ticket comes with one copy of Higher is Waiting. Purchase a ticket through Town Hall's website to attend. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located at Town Hall, at 123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036. Doors open at 7:30PM.

8:00pm Tyler Perry @ Town Hall

Over the years Tyler Perry has become a household name what with his films, plays, television shows, and his iconic character Medea. Through hard work and perseverance, he has risen to an unequivocal level of success having started his work in the entertainment industry with a play that garnered almost no ticket-sales. This didn’t deter Perry, instead pushing him on to work harder and try again and the next time he put on his play he was met with sold-out crowds. Now he’s ready to pass on the things he has learned in life in his spiritual guide Higher is Waiting.

In this book, Tyler shares how his faith in God is what has carried him through all of the tough times he’s experienced, from a difficult upbringing to failed career endeavors. He tells about the people in his life and the lessons they taught him, lessons about integrity, forgiveness, and trust in God. Perry describes how he has grown into the devoted son, the loving father, the creative spirit, and more after growing aware of God’s presence in his life.

Join us as Tyler Perry shares his work at The Town Hall!

Please Note: Each ticket comes with one copy of Higher is Waiting. Purchase a ticket through Town Hall's website to attend. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located at Town Hall, at 123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036. Doors open at 7:30PM.

10:00pm Musical Megawatt: Kittyhawk and Warm Blooded Magnet Theater

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

10:00pm Musical Megawatt: Kittyhawk and Warm Blooded

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

Wednesday November 15, 2017 Nov 15, 2017
8:30am Small Law Firm Breakfast Program New York City Bar Association

Program Fee: $15 for Members | $30 for Non-Members

Description: 
New York City is a competitive market for lawyers, both in terms of growing your law firm and attracting top clients. The challenge of differentiating your law firm from other highly regarded firms can be overwhelming and daunting without an effective strategy. This program will help you navigate the market to expand your reach and gain a vital edge. Learn how to position yourself as a visible, media-savvy lawyer, and how to solidify and advance your professional relationships.

Speaker:
Sharon Mahn, CEO and Founder of Mahn Consulting, LLC

8:30am Small Law Firm Breakfast Program

Program Fee: $15 for Members | $30 for Non-Members

Description: 
New York City is a competitive market for lawyers, both in terms of growing your law firm and attracting top clients. The challenge of differentiating your law firm from other highly regarded firms can be overwhelming and daunting without an effective strategy. This program will help you navigate the market to expand your reach and gain a vital edge. Learn how to position yourself as a visible, media-savvy lawyer, and how to solidify and advance your professional relationships.

Speaker:
Sharon Mahn, CEO and Founder of Mahn Consulting, LLC

9:00am Understanding Your Child's Individualized Education Program InsideSchools

Includenyc presents: How to read your child's IEP, understand the sections, and learn where to find recommendations and important information. Bring your child's IEP!

For parents of children ages 5-21.
Presented by: Colin Montgomery
Host: includenyc
When: Wednesday, November 15 2017 9:00 AM - Wednesday, November 15 2017 11:00 AM
Where: PS 165
76 Lott Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11212
Register on site.

 
9:00am Understanding Your Child's Individualized Education Program

Includenyc presents: How to read your child's IEP, understand the sections, and learn where to find recommendations and important information. Bring your child's IEP!

For parents of children ages 5-21.
Presented by: Colin Montgomery
Host: includenyc
When: Wednesday, November 15 2017 9:00 AM - Wednesday, November 15 2017 11:00 AM
Where: PS 165
76 Lott Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11212
Register on site.

 
12:00pm LIVE: How To Talk To Your Child About Bullying InsideSchools

INCLUDEnyc LIVE: How to Talk to Your Child About Bullying. Learn how to support and talk to your child about bullying. Coach your child through any role — aggressor, victim, or bystander — in bullying situations.
Host: Emily Mann, Director of Parent and Family Services.
When: Wednesday, November 15 2017 12:00 PM - Wednesday, November 15 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Online. http://www.includenyc.org/resources/includenyc-live/includenyc-live-how-to-talk-to-your-child-about-bullying 

12:00pm LIVE: How To Talk To Your Child About Bullying

INCLUDEnyc LIVE: How to Talk to Your Child About Bullying. Learn how to support and talk to your child about bullying. Coach your child through any role — aggressor, victim, or bystander — in bullying situations.
Host: Emily Mann, Director of Parent and Family Services.
When: Wednesday, November 15 2017 12:00 PM - Wednesday, November 15 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Online. http://www.includenyc.org/resources/includenyc-live/includenyc-live-how-to-talk-to-your-child-about-bullying 

1:45pm A View from the Bridge John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Program: $5 for Students, $10 for General Admission

Description: A Communication & Theatre Arts Department Fall 2017 Production. A View from the Bridge is a Play about Immigration, Incest, Cultural Mores & Betrayal.

 

1:45pm A View from the Bridge

Program: $5 for Students, $10 for General Admission

Description: A Communication & Theatre Arts Department Fall 2017 Production. A View from the Bridge is a Play about Immigration, Incest, Cultural Mores & Betrayal.

 

2:00pm The Road Ahead for Social Justice: Lessons for Success in the Age of Trump Opportunity Agenda

In “Lessons for Success in the Age of Trump,” we will reflect on social justice wins over the last year and discuss how they were achieved. We will highlight three specific campaigns that have shifted the narrative forward: JustLeadershipUSA’s Close Rikers Campaign (speaker Janos Marton), Caring Across Generation’s win with the The Kupuna Caregivers Act in Hawaii (speaker Janet Kim), and LUPE’s success in halting government funds for a border wall (speaker John-Michael Torres).

2:00pm The Road Ahead for Social Justice: Lessons for Success in the Age of Trump

In “Lessons for Success in the Age of Trump,” we will reflect on social justice wins over the last year and discuss how they were achieved. We will highlight three specific campaigns that have shifted the narrative forward: JustLeadershipUSA’s Close Rikers Campaign (speaker Janos Marton), Caring Across Generation’s win with the The Kupuna Caregivers Act in Hawaii (speaker Janet Kim), and LUPE’s success in halting government funds for a border wall (speaker John-Michael Torres).

5:00pm Educator Evening: Art in the Open Museum of the City of New York

Join curator Dr. Lilly Tuttle for a guided tour of the exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York, and explore works that have transformed public spaces and public expectations of the role and potential of art.

Until the 1960s, most public art in New York City was limited to war memorials, civic-minded murals, or relief sculpture embodying universal values like “Fraternity” or “Wisdom.” But the late 1960s brought a new era that embraced the individual artist’s voice and vision in the public realm. In the years since, hundreds of innovative art works, both permanent and temporary, have been installed in the public spaces of New York, making this the most robust and vibrant environment for public art in the world.

Presented to mark the 40th anniversary of the pioneering Public Art Fund, Art in the Open features renderings, models, photographs, and video footage tracing the creation of public artworks by such artists as Red Grooms, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and Kara Walker.

Educator Evenings offer teachers in-depth looks at new exhibitions. These evenings are free and open to all.

5:00pm Educator Evening: Art in the Open

Join curator Dr. Lilly Tuttle for a guided tour of the exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York, and explore works that have transformed public spaces and public expectations of the role and potential of art.

Until the 1960s, most public art in New York City was limited to war memorials, civic-minded murals, or relief sculpture embodying universal values like “Fraternity” or “Wisdom.” But the late 1960s brought a new era that embraced the individual artist’s voice and vision in the public realm. In the years since, hundreds of innovative art works, both permanent and temporary, have been installed in the public spaces of New York, making this the most robust and vibrant environment for public art in the world.

Presented to mark the 40th anniversary of the pioneering Public Art Fund, Art in the Open features renderings, models, photographs, and video footage tracing the creation of public artworks by such artists as Red Grooms, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and Kara Walker.

Educator Evenings offer teachers in-depth looks at new exhibitions. These evenings are free and open to all.

5:30pm TGNC Family Building: Navigating the Path to Parenthood LGBT Center

TGNC Family Building: Navigating the Path to Parenthood
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30-9 p.m. 

Thinking about the prospect of parenting in the future? Ready to take the next step towards parenthood? Regardless of how and when you plan to become a parent, the journey is complex. How do you get the information you need, find the right providers and cultivate emotional and social support throughout the process? Whether you are planning to foster, adopt or biologically conceive, The Center is here to provide and connect you with resources to support you through the journey. This event, focused on the unique needs of TGNC individuals navigating the path to parenthood, will provide information and resources related to the biological, medical, logistical and emotional components of family building.

Registration encouraged. Visit website.

5:30pm TGNC Family Building: Navigating the Path to Parenthood

TGNC Family Building: Navigating the Path to Parenthood
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30-9 p.m. 

Thinking about the prospect of parenting in the future? Ready to take the next step towards parenthood? Regardless of how and when you plan to become a parent, the journey is complex. How do you get the information you need, find the right providers and cultivate emotional and social support throughout the process? Whether you are planning to foster, adopt or biologically conceive, The Center is here to provide and connect you with resources to support you through the journey. This event, focused on the unique needs of TGNC individuals navigating the path to parenthood, will provide information and resources related to the biological, medical, logistical and emotional components of family building.

Registration encouraged. Visit website.

6:30pm ChinaFile Presents: What Happened When Trump Met Xi? Asia Society

Join Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell, who will have just returned from covering Trump’s visit to China; Director of the China Power Project at CSIS Bonnie Glaser; and ASPI Diplomat in Residence and former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel. ChinaFile EditorSusan Jakes will moderate.

Purchase tickets on website.

 

6:30pm ChinaFile Presents: What Happened When Trump Met Xi?

Join Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell, who will have just returned from covering Trump’s visit to China; Director of the China Power Project at CSIS Bonnie Glaser; and ASPI Diplomat in Residence and former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel. ChinaFile EditorSusan Jakes will moderate.

Purchase tickets on website.

 

7:00pm Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity City Lore

Ping Chong + Company in association with City Lore presents Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity on Saturday, November 15, 2017. Written by Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, with Ryan Conarro Directed by Ping Chong in collaboration with the performers: Tiffany Yasmin Abdelghani, Ferdous Dehqan, Kadin Herring, Amir Khafagy, Maha Syed Stage Manager, Kristina Varshavskaya and Executive Director, Ping Chong + Company, Bruce Allardice.

7:00pm Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity

Ping Chong + Company in association with City Lore presents Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity on Saturday, November 15, 2017. Written by Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, with Ryan Conarro Directed by Ping Chong in collaboration with the performers: Tiffany Yasmin Abdelghani, Ferdous Dehqan, Kadin Herring, Amir Khafagy, Maha Syed Stage Manager, Kristina Varshavskaya and Executive Director, Ping Chong + Company, Bruce Allardice.

7:00pm Drew Friedman + Frank Santopadre Strand Books

Artists, cartoonists, comedians, musicians, actors, politicians, Drew Friedman has drawn them all. He’s illustrated everyone from the famous and the infamous including the likes of Johnny Cash, Marc Maron, Redd Foxx, Gilbert Gottfried, The Marx Brothers, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner, and of course Friedman favorite Shemp Howard. After years of drawing, Drew has gathered his favorites and compiled them into one collection.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Drew shares his collection. He will be joined in conversation by comedian, producer, and podcaster Frank Santopadre.

7:00pm Drew Friedman + Frank Santopadre

Artists, cartoonists, comedians, musicians, actors, politicians, Drew Friedman has drawn them all. He’s illustrated everyone from the famous and the infamous including the likes of Johnny Cash, Marc Maron, Redd Foxx, Gilbert Gottfried, The Marx Brothers, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner, and of course Friedman favorite Shemp Howard. After years of drawing, Drew has gathered his favorites and compiled them into one collection.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Drew shares his collection. He will be joined in conversation by comedian, producer, and podcaster Frank Santopadre.

Thursday November 16, 2017 Nov 16, 2017
9:00am Parent Iep Member Training Session InsideSchools

Become a certified Parent Member of the IEP Team!

The Parent Member is a member of the IEP team that supports a parent of a child with a disability at their IEP meeting. In this state approved training, you will learn about procedures and regulations, as well as how to promote the parent's understanding and participation. Presented by Ruth DiRoma.

Spanish interpretation upon request.
Host: IncludeNYC
When: Thursday, November 16 2017 9:00 AM - Thursday, November 16 2017 11:00 AM
Where: Brooklyn Central Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238 Trustee's Room

Register on site.

9:00am Parent Iep Member Training Session

Become a certified Parent Member of the IEP Team!

The Parent Member is a member of the IEP team that supports a parent of a child with a disability at their IEP meeting. In this state approved training, you will learn about procedures and regulations, as well as how to promote the parent's understanding and participation. Presented by Ruth DiRoma.

Spanish interpretation upon request.
Host: IncludeNYC
When: Thursday, November 16 2017 9:00 AM - Thursday, November 16 2017 11:00 AM
Where: Brooklyn Central Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238 Trustee's Room

Register on site.

6:00pm Panel Discussion: Childhood Sexual Assault - How New York is Failing our Kids John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Description:

Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal and State Senator Brad Hoylman Prime Sponsors of New York's Child Victims Act Invite You to an Important Panel Discussion about Childhood Sexual Assault How New York is Failing our Kids

6:00pm Panel Discussion: Childhood Sexual Assault - How New York is Failing our Kids

Description:

Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal and State Senator Brad Hoylman Prime Sponsors of New York's Child Victims Act Invite You to an Important Panel Discussion about Childhood Sexual Assault How New York is Failing our Kids

6:00pm Human Security in the Horn of Africa John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Description:

The Center for International Human Rights at John Jay College opens its 2017/18 series with a panel session on the Horn of Africa. After a brief introduction to the history and culture of this region, the panelists will focus on the Horn of Africa’s major human rights crises, including food insecurity and the plight of refugees. Then the public will be invited to engage with the panelists in Q&A for twenty minutes. The event will end with a buffet that will give participants a chance to continue the conversation on the main human rights issues occurring in the Horn of Africa.

6:00pm Human Security in the Horn of Africa

Description:

The Center for International Human Rights at John Jay College opens its 2017/18 series with a panel session on the Horn of Africa. After a brief introduction to the history and culture of this region, the panelists will focus on the Horn of Africa’s major human rights crises, including food insecurity and the plight of refugees. Then the public will be invited to engage with the panelists in Q&A for twenty minutes. The event will end with a buffet that will give participants a chance to continue the conversation on the main human rights issues occurring in the Horn of Africa.

6:00pm Capital Region Chapter Awards Ceremony 2017 New York Civil Liberties Union

Join the Capital Region Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union for its Annual Awards Ceremony and reception. We invite you to become a member of the Honorary Committee for an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music with fellow civil libertarians. 

This year the Ned Pattison Award will be presented to Barbara Bartoletti, Legislative Director at the League of Women Voters of New York State, honoring her for years of service before her retirement this fall. 

The Carol S. Knox Award will be presented to Joe Paparone of ICE-Free Capital District, for his work protecting the rights of immigrants. 

The NYCLU is adding an annual award this year to honor Peter Henner, Esq. The first recipient of the award will be Blair Horner, Executive Director of New York Public Interest Research Group for his work fighting corruption in New York state government. 

As a member of the Honorary Committee for the Awards Ceremony, your name will appear prominently on the invitation and event program, and you will receive complimentary admission for your contribution of $100.

Purchase tickets for $50 here.

6:00pm Capital Region Chapter Awards Ceremony 2017

Join the Capital Region Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union for its Annual Awards Ceremony and reception. We invite you to become a member of the Honorary Committee for an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music with fellow civil libertarians. 

This year the Ned Pattison Award will be presented to Barbara Bartoletti, Legislative Director at the League of Women Voters of New York State, honoring her for years of service before her retirement this fall. 

The Carol S. Knox Award will be presented to Joe Paparone of ICE-Free Capital District, for his work protecting the rights of immigrants. 

The NYCLU is adding an annual award this year to honor Peter Henner, Esq. The first recipient of the award will be Blair Horner, Executive Director of New York Public Interest Research Group for his work fighting corruption in New York state government. 

As a member of the Honorary Committee for the Awards Ceremony, your name will appear prominently on the invitation and event program, and you will receive complimentary admission for your contribution of $100.

Purchase tickets for $50 here.

6:00pm NYC Discipline Code Workshop InsideSchools

Advocates for Children hosts a free workshop on the New York City Discipline Code.
Must register on website.

Host: Advocates for Children
When: Thursday, November 16 2017 6:00 PM - Thursday, November 16 2017 8:00 PM
Where: Advocates for Children, 4th Floor, 151 W 30th Street, New York 10001

6:00pm NYC Discipline Code Workshop

Advocates for Children hosts a free workshop on the New York City Discipline Code.
Must register on website.

Host: Advocates for Children
When: Thursday, November 16 2017 6:00 PM - Thursday, November 16 2017 8:00 PM
Where: Advocates for Children, 4th Floor, 151 W 30th Street, New York 10001

6:30pm Block by Block: Christopher Gray's New York Museum of the City of New York

As the founder and writer of The New York Times “Streetscapes” column, architectural historian Christopher Gray wrote more than 1,450 articles between 1987 and 2014 in which he lovingly highlighted New York City’s everyday buildings with his characteristically wry sense of humor. Gray's passion for exploring the city’s design also prompted him to create the Office for Metropolitan History in 1975, a research site committed to bringing together disparate sources in individual collections about City buildings, thereby making their history more accessible to everyone, from tenants to scholars. To honor the passing of Christopher Gray (1950-2017), join us for a conversation with his friends and colleagues about his work and lasting legacy.

Paul Goldberger (moderator), architecture critic and Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair
Michael Leahy, longtime editor of Gray’s “Streetscapes” column at The New York Times 
Francis Morrone, architectural historian
Suzanne Stephens, Deputy Editor of Architectural Record

Reception to follow.

This event is part of Core Conversations, a series of lectures, talks, and tours in which New York City's leading thinkers examine the four key themes of our New York at Its Core exhibition -- diversity, density, money, and creativity -- each through their own unique lens. To view all of the programs in the series, click here

$20 for adults | $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum members
Includes Museum admission.

6:30pm Block by Block: Christopher Gray's New York

As the founder and writer of The New York Times “Streetscapes” column, architectural historian Christopher Gray wrote more than 1,450 articles between 1987 and 2014 in which he lovingly highlighted New York City’s everyday buildings with his characteristically wry sense of humor. Gray's passion for exploring the city’s design also prompted him to create the Office for Metropolitan History in 1975, a research site committed to bringing together disparate sources in individual collections about City buildings, thereby making their history more accessible to everyone, from tenants to scholars. To honor the passing of Christopher Gray (1950-2017), join us for a conversation with his friends and colleagues about his work and lasting legacy.

Paul Goldberger (moderator), architecture critic and Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair
Michael Leahy, longtime editor of Gray’s “Streetscapes” column at The New York Times 
Francis Morrone, architectural historian
Suzanne Stephens, Deputy Editor of Architectural Record

Reception to follow.

This event is part of Core Conversations, a series of lectures, talks, and tours in which New York City's leading thinkers examine the four key themes of our New York at Its Core exhibition -- diversity, density, money, and creativity -- each through their own unique lens. To view all of the programs in the series, click here

$20 for adults | $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum members
Includes Museum admission.

6:30pm Community Forum: The Experiences of Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Intersex Communities New York Civil Liberties Union

The New York Civil Liberties Union invites all Long Island citizens to join us for a forum to learn about the experiences of transgender, gender non-conforming (TGNC), and intersex people and the issues their communities face. We also welcome TGNC and intersex individuals and allies to come learn about the services available to these communities on Long Island. 

Doors open at 5:30 pm and the program runs from 6:30-9:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. 

Contact Charlie Arrowood at carrowood@transendlegal.org for more information about the event.

6:30pm Community Forum: The Experiences of Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Intersex Communities

The New York Civil Liberties Union invites all Long Island citizens to join us for a forum to learn about the experiences of transgender, gender non-conforming (TGNC), and intersex people and the issues their communities face. We also welcome TGNC and intersex individuals and allies to come learn about the services available to these communities on Long Island. 

Doors open at 5:30 pm and the program runs from 6:30-9:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. 

Contact Charlie Arrowood at carrowood@transendlegal.org for more information about the event.

Friday November 17, 2017 Nov 17, 2017
8:00am The Whistling Girl Irish Arts Center

In association with the Dorothy Parker Society 

Dublin-based composer and musician Trevor Knight and singer/actor Honor Heffernan bring their reimagining of the work of Dorothy Parker to Irish Arts Center this fall.

Embracing dirty-cabaret, electronic-vaudeville, rock, and jazz, Knight’s arrangements lend a vital theatricality to Parker’s sardonic verse. He, Heffernan, and their full band channel the spirit of an American literary icon during Parker's years of notoriety in New York.

8:00am The Whistling Girl

In association with the Dorothy Parker Society 

Dublin-based composer and musician Trevor Knight and singer/actor Honor Heffernan bring their reimagining of the work of Dorothy Parker to Irish Arts Center this fall.

Embracing dirty-cabaret, electronic-vaudeville, rock, and jazz, Knight’s arrangements lend a vital theatricality to Parker’s sardonic verse. He, Heffernan, and their full band channel the spirit of an American literary icon during Parker's years of notoriety in New York.

8:30am Speaker: Phil Toledano CreativeMornings

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Phillip Toledano was born in 1968 in London, to a French Moroccan mother and an American father. He believes that photographs should be like unfinished sentences. There should always be space for questions. Phillip’s work is primarily socio-political, and varies in medium, from photography, to installation.

Phillip has exhibited worldwide, and his work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times magazine, The New Yorker, Esquire, GQ, Wallpaper, The London Times, The Independent Magazine, Le Monde, and Interview magazine, amongst others.

Sign ups start here on Monday, November 13, 11:00 am

8:30am Speaker: Phil Toledano

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Phillip Toledano was born in 1968 in London, to a French Moroccan mother and an American father. He believes that photographs should be like unfinished sentences. There should always be space for questions. Phillip’s work is primarily socio-political, and varies in medium, from photography, to installation.

Phillip has exhibited worldwide, and his work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times magazine, The New Yorker, Esquire, GQ, Wallpaper, The London Times, The Independent Magazine, Le Monde, and Interview magazine, amongst others.

Sign ups start here on Monday, November 13, 11:00 am

10:00am Advocating For Your Child With An Iep InsideSchools

Learn how to speak up for your child with a disability. Become your child's best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation, including in school, in the community, and with health care.

For parents of children of all ages. Presented by Colin Montgomery.
Host: Includenyc
When: Friday, November 17 2017 10:00 AM - Friday, November 17 2017 11:30 AM
Where: HASC
555 Remsen Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11236

Register on site.

10:00am Advocating For Your Child With An Iep

Learn how to speak up for your child with a disability. Become your child's best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation, including in school, in the community, and with health care.

For parents of children of all ages. Presented by Colin Montgomery.
Host: Includenyc
When: Friday, November 17 2017 10:00 AM - Friday, November 17 2017 11:30 AM
Where: HASC
555 Remsen Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11236

Register on site.

3:30pm Mi Ciudad Cuentos Museum of the City of New York

 Free with Museum admission

In a city as diverse as ours, there are millions of stories to tell! Join us for a bilingual story circle and a snack as you listen to a picture book read aloud and folklore from various Spanish-speaking communities in New York City. Build your Spanish vocabulary through stories and hands-on experiences. All are welcome.

Bilingual storytime is geared to families with children ages 2–5 years old, though families with younger children are welcome. This program is designed for adults and children to enjoy together.

 

3:30pm Mi Ciudad Cuentos

 Free with Museum admission

In a city as diverse as ours, there are millions of stories to tell! Join us for a bilingual story circle and a snack as you listen to a picture book read aloud and folklore from various Spanish-speaking communities in New York City. Build your Spanish vocabulary through stories and hands-on experiences. All are welcome.

Bilingual storytime is geared to families with children ages 2–5 years old, though families with younger children are welcome. This program is designed for adults and children to enjoy together.

 

4:00pm Real Sex Talk! at College of Staten Island Planned Parenthood of New York City

Sex education does not end after high school, and in college, many students have questions about what healthy communication and safer sex look like. 

Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) is proud to offer Real Sex Talk, a series of workshops specifically tailored for NYC college students! These Ted-talk inspired sessions will engage students throughout campuses in New York City in sexual health topics, with a focus on consent, safer sex, and pleasure. RSVP now! Space is limited. 

Real Sex Talk addresses common questions that come up for students as they navigate their lives on campus so that they can lead healthy and empowered sexual lives!

Co-sponsored by the Bertha Harris Women's Center and Health and Wellness Services.

This workshop is FREE & OPEN TO CUNY STUDENTS! Participants will receive special tote bags from Planned Parenthood of New York City.

4:00pm Real Sex Talk! at College of Staten Island

Sex education does not end after high school, and in college, many students have questions about what healthy communication and safer sex look like. 

Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) is proud to offer Real Sex Talk, a series of workshops specifically tailored for NYC college students! These Ted-talk inspired sessions will engage students throughout campuses in New York City in sexual health topics, with a focus on consent, safer sex, and pleasure. RSVP now! Space is limited. 

Real Sex Talk addresses common questions that come up for students as they navigate their lives on campus so that they can lead healthy and empowered sexual lives!

Co-sponsored by the Bertha Harris Women's Center and Health and Wellness Services.

This workshop is FREE & OPEN TO CUNY STUDENTS! Participants will receive special tote bags from Planned Parenthood of New York City.

5:30pm Community Discussion: I-81, Racial Isolation and Economic Exclusion in Onondaga County New York Civil Liberties Union

I-81 is an integral part of the Interstate Highway system, cutting through the heart of Syracuse’s Southside, going north through the city, and whose useful lifespan is about to expire. When construction was completed decades ago, it destroyed Syracuse’s 15th Ward, at the time a predominately African American Community, with the added effect of choking growth in the city’s urban core in favor of suburban sprawl.

Join the New York Civil Liberties Union for a discussion about the decimation of homes and communities of color in order to make way for a 1.4 mile stretch of interstate highway through Syracuse. It is a story about white flight and the extraction of resources out of Onondaga County’s urban core – the City of Syracuse – in order to support it. This is a story about how this design failure has today helped make Syracuse a leader in concentrating poverty among African Americans and Latinos. It is about inequities in opportunity, underfunded schools, and segregation. It’s a story about a community’s resiliency and fight to gain remedy through the I-81 replacement project. 

Beginning at 5:30pm there will be a networking mixer, followed by the panel discussion at 7:00pm, and the evening will conclude with a community discussion at 8:15pm.

SPEAKERS:

Rashida Richardson, Legislative Counsel, NYCLU

Kevin Jason, Staff Attorney, NYCLU

Sally Santagelo, Executive Director, CNY Fair Housing

Ocesa Keaton, Executive Director, Greater Syracuse HOPE

Robert Haley, Architect & Urban Planner, CNY AIA/Urban Design Center

MODERATOR:

Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, CNY Chapter Director, NYCLU

5:30pm Community Discussion: I-81, Racial Isolation and Economic Exclusion in Onondaga County

I-81 is an integral part of the Interstate Highway system, cutting through the heart of Syracuse’s Southside, going north through the city, and whose useful lifespan is about to expire. When construction was completed decades ago, it destroyed Syracuse’s 15th Ward, at the time a predominately African American Community, with the added effect of choking growth in the city’s urban core in favor of suburban sprawl.

Join the New York Civil Liberties Union for a discussion about the decimation of homes and communities of color in order to make way for a 1.4 mile stretch of interstate highway through Syracuse. It is a story about white flight and the extraction of resources out of Onondaga County’s urban core – the City of Syracuse – in order to support it. This is a story about how this design failure has today helped make Syracuse a leader in concentrating poverty among African Americans and Latinos. It is about inequities in opportunity, underfunded schools, and segregation. It’s a story about a community’s resiliency and fight to gain remedy through the I-81 replacement project. 

Beginning at 5:30pm there will be a networking mixer, followed by the panel discussion at 7:00pm, and the evening will conclude with a community discussion at 8:15pm.

SPEAKERS:

Rashida Richardson, Legislative Counsel, NYCLU

Kevin Jason, Staff Attorney, NYCLU

Sally Santagelo, Executive Director, CNY Fair Housing

Ocesa Keaton, Executive Director, Greater Syracuse HOPE

Robert Haley, Architect & Urban Planner, CNY AIA/Urban Design Center

MODERATOR:

Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, CNY Chapter Director, NYCLU

6:00pm Level Three: The Harold Class Show Magnet Theater

Level Three: The Harold Class Show 
Fri Nov 17th, 2017, 6:00pm - Free

6:00pm Level Three: The Harold Class Show

Level Three: The Harold Class Show 
Fri Nov 17th, 2017, 6:00pm - Free

6:30pm Molly's Guilt Free Comedy and Ice Cream Social Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Program Fee: $10

Event Description:

Inspired by two years in recovery from her own eating disorder, Molly Kiernan hosts a guilt-free celebration of sweets and self. Come early for ice cream in the lobby, and stay for improv, standup, characters and song in the theater. For this night (and hopefully the rest of your life), allow yourself to eat, laugh and love who you are. 

Featuring: The Baguettes (Mia Bloomfield & Amanda Melhuish), Brian Urreta & Lou Gonzalez, Jesse Roth, Anna Neu & Lee Hubilla, Li'l Bieber, and Natasha Vaynblat.

6:30pm Molly's Guilt Free Comedy and Ice Cream Social

Program Fee: $10

Event Description:

Inspired by two years in recovery from her own eating disorder, Molly Kiernan hosts a guilt-free celebration of sweets and self. Come early for ice cream in the lobby, and stay for improv, standup, characters and song in the theater. For this night (and hopefully the rest of your life), allow yourself to eat, laugh and love who you are. 

Featuring: The Baguettes (Mia Bloomfield & Amanda Melhuish), Brian Urreta & Lou Gonzalez, Jesse Roth, Anna Neu & Lee Hubilla, Li'l Bieber, and Natasha Vaynblat.

7:00pm The Writers Studio Celebrates Pushcart Press Strand Books

Join The Writers Studio and Pushcart Prize editor Bill Henderson for a reading and discussion to celebrate the best of small press and the launch of their 2018 issue. Celebrated literary figures will read a few of their pieces and discuss this latest edition of their anthology.

Readings by:

  • JIM SHEPARD (The World to Come)
  • GRACE SCHULMAN (Without a Claim)
  • CHASE TWICHELL (Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been)
  • JAI CHAKRABARTI
7:00pm The Writers Studio Celebrates Pushcart Press

Join The Writers Studio and Pushcart Prize editor Bill Henderson for a reading and discussion to celebrate the best of small press and the launch of their 2018 issue. Celebrated literary figures will read a few of their pieces and discuss this latest edition of their anthology.

Readings by:

  • JIM SHEPARD (The World to Come)
  • GRACE SCHULMAN (Without a Claim)
  • CHASE TWICHELL (Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been)
  • JAI CHAKRABARTI
7:00pm Confident Voices One-Act Performances Stuttering Association for the Young

Join us to celebrate the talent and courage of three SAY teens who wrote & directed these One-Act Plays.

Friday, November 17th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, November18th @ 7:00pm

Five Angels Theater, 789 10th Avenue, New York City

The One-Act Project invites our graduating seniors to write and direct their own original one-act play. Over four months our teens are guided by writing and directing mentors through a creative journey from a blank page to a full production on stage. Much like the Short Play Project these plays are fully produced, however The One-Acts are written by the teens individually. The directing process is completely lead by the writers and the plays are performed by professional actors.

7:00pm Confident Voices One-Act Performances

Join us to celebrate the talent and courage of three SAY teens who wrote & directed these One-Act Plays.

Friday, November 17th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, November18th @ 7:00pm

Five Angels Theater, 789 10th Avenue, New York City

The One-Act Project invites our graduating seniors to write and direct their own original one-act play. Over four months our teens are guided by writing and directing mentors through a creative journey from a blank page to a full production on stage. Much like the Short Play Project these plays are fully produced, however The One-Acts are written by the teens individually. The directing process is completely lead by the writers and the plays are performed by professional actors.

7:00pm Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show Magnet Theater

Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show 
Fri Nov 17th, 2017, 7:00pm - Free

7:00pm Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show

Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show 
Fri Nov 17th, 2017, 7:00pm - Free

8:30pm The Friday Night Sh*w Magnet Theater

Program Fee: $10

Event Description:

Obnoxious strangers, overbearing bosses and unrequited high school crushes are about to get a piece of your mind...

The Friday Night Sh*w invites audience members to anonymously write down their repressed rants, cursing-outs and sultry confessions to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity.

The cast includes a fistful of NYC's best improvisers and Magnet faculty with credits on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Colbert Report, Broad City, Comedy Central/CC Studios, MTV2, VH1, UCB Comedy, CollegeHumor, Guyism, Improv4Humans, The Truth Podcast, SecondCity BoatCo, Chicago Sketchfest, ComedySportz, EA Games, Reductress, and Story Pirates.

Before the show, audience members may anonymously submit written confessions which the improvisers will use onstage.

Now, doesn't it feel good to get that off your chest?

8:30pm The Friday Night Sh*w

Program Fee: $10

Event Description:

Obnoxious strangers, overbearing bosses and unrequited high school crushes are about to get a piece of your mind...

The Friday Night Sh*w invites audience members to anonymously write down their repressed rants, cursing-outs and sultry confessions to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity.

The cast includes a fistful of NYC's best improvisers and Magnet faculty with credits on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Colbert Report, Broad City, Comedy Central/CC Studios, MTV2, VH1, UCB Comedy, CollegeHumor, Guyism, Improv4Humans, The Truth Podcast, SecondCity BoatCo, Chicago Sketchfest, ComedySportz, EA Games, Reductress, and Story Pirates.

Before the show, audience members may anonymously submit written confessions which the improvisers will use onstage.

Now, doesn't it feel good to get that off your chest?

9:00pm Level Two: Intro to Long Form Class Show Magnet Theater

Level Two: Intro to Long Form Class Show 
Fri Nov 17th, 2017, 9:00pm - Free

9:00pm Level Two: Intro to Long Form Class Show

Level Two: Intro to Long Form Class Show 
Fri Nov 17th, 2017, 9:00pm - Free

10:00pm The Conservatory Circuit Magnet Theater

The Conservatory Ciruit features improv ensembles made up of both advanced Magnet students and veteran Magnet performers. Every week, three Circuit Teams take the stage and perform the classic longform structure, The Harold.

10:00pm The Conservatory Circuit

The Conservatory Ciruit features improv ensembles made up of both advanced Magnet students and veteran Magnet performers. Every week, three Circuit Teams take the stage and perform the classic longform structure, The Harold.

Saturday November 18, 2017 Nov 18, 2017
10:00am Introduction To Special Education InsideSchools

Ruth DiRoma of IncludeNYC provides an overview of special education: Learn the NYC process, including timelines for referral, evaluation, services, placement, and parent rights and role.

When: Saturday, November 18 2017 10:00 AM - Saturday, November 18 2017 12:00 AM
Where: St. Luke's
487 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014

Register on site.

 

10:00am Introduction To Special Education

Ruth DiRoma of IncludeNYC provides an overview of special education: Learn the NYC process, including timelines for referral, evaluation, services, placement, and parent rights and role.

When: Saturday, November 18 2017 10:00 AM - Saturday, November 18 2017 12:00 AM
Where: St. Luke's
487 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014

Register on site.

 

6:00pm The Rundown Magnet Theater

Program Fee: $5

Event Description: 

Saturday at 6pm - The PERFECT time to get your jaded mind blown by four excellent improv ensembles. Will the local neighborhood kids be driven wild by their new forms and structures? Yes. Will you? The Rundown features different groups each week and a stellar mix of experienced veterans with up-and-coming performers ready to bring it.

6:00pm The Rundown

Program Fee: $5

Event Description: 

Saturday at 6pm - The PERFECT time to get your jaded mind blown by four excellent improv ensembles. Will the local neighborhood kids be driven wild by their new forms and structures? Yes. Will you? The Rundown features different groups each week and a stellar mix of experienced veterans with up-and-coming performers ready to bring it.

6:00pm Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show Magnet Theater

Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show 
Sat Nov 18th, 2017, 6:00pm - Free

6:00pm Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show

Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show 
Sat Nov 18th, 2017, 6:00pm - Free

7:00pm Confident Voices One-Act Performances Stuttering Association for the Young

Join us to celebrate the talent and courage of three SAY teens who wrote & directed these One-Act Plays.

Friday, November 17th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, November18th @ 7:00pm

Five Angels Theater, 789 10th Avenue, New York City

The One-Act Project invites our graduating seniors to write and direct their own original one-act play. Over four months our teens are guided by writing and directing mentors through a creative journey from a blank page to a full production on stage. Much like the Short Play  Project  these plays are fully produced,  however  The One-Acts are written by the teens individually. The directing process is completely lead by the writers and the plays are performed by professional actors.

7:00pm Confident Voices One-Act Performances

Join us to celebrate the talent and courage of three SAY teens who wrote & directed these One-Act Plays.

Friday, November 17th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, November18th @ 7:00pm

Five Angels Theater, 789 10th Avenue, New York City

The One-Act Project invites our graduating seniors to write and direct their own original one-act play. Over four months our teens are guided by writing and directing mentors through a creative journey from a blank page to a full production on stage. Much like the Short Play  Project  these plays are fully produced,  however  The One-Acts are written by the teens individually. The directing process is completely lead by the writers and the plays are performed by professional actors.

8:00pm The Whistling Girl Irish Arts Center

In association with the Dorothy Parker Society 

Dublin-based composer and musician Trevor Knight and singer/actor Honor Heffernan bring their reimagining of the work of Dorothy Parker to Irish Arts Center this fall.

Embracing dirty-cabaret, electronic-vaudeville, rock, and jazz, Knight’s arrangements lend a vital theatricality to Parker’s sardonic verse. He, Heffernan, and their full band channel the spirit of an American literary icon during Parker's years of notoriety in New York.

8:00pm The Whistling Girl

In association with the Dorothy Parker Society 

Dublin-based composer and musician Trevor Knight and singer/actor Honor Heffernan bring their reimagining of the work of Dorothy Parker to Irish Arts Center this fall.

Embracing dirty-cabaret, electronic-vaudeville, rock, and jazz, Knight’s arrangements lend a vital theatricality to Parker’s sardonic verse. He, Heffernan, and their full band channel the spirit of an American literary icon during Parker's years of notoriety in New York.

8:00pm Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show Magnet Theater

Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show 
Sat Nov 18th, 2017, 8:00pm - Free

8:00pm Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show

Level One: The Principles of Improv Class Show 
Sat Nov 18th, 2017, 8:00pm - Free

9:00pm The Musical Circuit Magnet Theater

The Circuit features improv ensembles made-up of both Magnet students and veteran Magnet performers. Every week, three Musical Circuit teams hit the stage with a brand new improvised musical.

9:00pm The Musical Circuit

The Circuit features improv ensembles made-up of both Magnet students and veteran Magnet performers. Every week, three Musical Circuit teams hit the stage with a brand new improvised musical.

Sunday November 19, 2017 Nov 19, 2017
9:00am P Credit Course: NYCity Lab: Immigration Museum of the City of New York

About P Credit Courses

The Museum of the City of New York offers Professional Credit (P Credit) Courses throughout the year. These courses are open to all educators, including educators not eligible for credits through the New York City Department of Education.

P Credit in-service courses are offered in conjunction with the New York City Department of Education’s After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) and can be applied towards teachers' 30+ salary differential. ASPDP courses may also be used by teachers and paraprofessionals toward the NYS 175 hours of Professional Development requirement, as long as their principal approves. For more information on DOE salary differentials, please visit their website.

Find out more about all of the P Credit Courses offered by the Museum on our P Credit page.

For questions, to register multiple educators, or to request an invoice, please call us at 917.492.3403 or email pd@mcny.org.

9:00am P Credit Course: NYCity Lab: Immigration

About P Credit Courses

The Museum of the City of New York offers Professional Credit (P Credit) Courses throughout the year. These courses are open to all educators, including educators not eligible for credits through the New York City Department of Education.

P Credit in-service courses are offered in conjunction with the New York City Department of Education’s After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) and can be applied towards teachers' 30+ salary differential. ASPDP courses may also be used by teachers and paraprofessionals toward the NYS 175 hours of Professional Development requirement, as long as their principal approves. For more information on DOE salary differentials, please visit their website.

Find out more about all of the P Credit Courses offered by the Museum on our P Credit page.

For questions, to register multiple educators, or to request an invoice, please call us at 917.492.3403 or email pd@mcny.org.

12:00pm World Day of Remembrance Transportation Alternatives

We stood together to #ProtectOurRide by forming the world’s longest human bike lane on Fifth Avenue this week. Now we need to stand together again.

Members of Families For Safe Streets and Transportation Alternatives advocates from throughout New York City will come together on Sunday November 19th, joining actions across the country and around the world to demand an end to traffic violence.

This year, we are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to dedicate a permanent memorial to victims of traffic crashes in New York City.

Stand with Families for Safe Streets and safety advocates on Sunday November 19th to say, “not one more”.

12:00pm World Day of Remembrance

We stood together to #ProtectOurRide by forming the world’s longest human bike lane on Fifth Avenue this week. Now we need to stand together again.

Members of Families For Safe Streets and Transportation Alternatives advocates from throughout New York City will come together on Sunday November 19th, joining actions across the country and around the world to demand an end to traffic violence.

This year, we are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to dedicate a permanent memorial to victims of traffic crashes in New York City.

Stand with Families for Safe Streets and safety advocates on Sunday November 19th to say, “not one more”.

12:00pm Rí Rá Children’s Festival of Literature Irish Arts Center

Presented by Irish Arts Center and Children’s Books Ireland

Discover new books, meet authors and illustrators, and participate in hands-on workshops and activities that will engage the writers of tomorrow! Our third annual literature festival for children and their grown-ups celebrates work from the very best Irish and New York-based children’s authors and illustrators at work today.
Recommended for readers 4-8 years old, but open to and fun for all!

12:00pm Rí Rá Children’s Festival of Literature

Presented by Irish Arts Center and Children’s Books Ireland

Discover new books, meet authors and illustrators, and participate in hands-on workshops and activities that will engage the writers of tomorrow! Our third annual literature festival for children and their grown-ups celebrates work from the very best Irish and New York-based children’s authors and illustrators at work today.
Recommended for readers 4-8 years old, but open to and fun for all!

5:00pm Level Four: Senior Project- The Spokane Class Show Magnet Theater

Level Four: Senior Project- The Spokane Class Show 
Sun Nov 19th, 2017, 5:00pm - Free

5:00pm Level Four: Senior Project- The Spokane Class Show

Level Four: Senior Project- The Spokane Class Show 
Sun Nov 19th, 2017, 5:00pm - Free

7:00pm Sundays at Seven Irish Arts Center

Curated by Fiona Walsh and Ann Design

Experience the funniest comic minds in entertainment at this ever-changing comedy show. Past performers of Sundays at Seven include Jim Gaffigan, Colin Quinn, Eddie Brill, Susan Prekel, Maureen Langan, Myk Kaplan, Anthony Rapp, and more!

November's lineup will be announced soon.

7:00pm Sundays at Seven

Curated by Fiona Walsh and Ann Design

Experience the funniest comic minds in entertainment at this ever-changing comedy show. Past performers of Sundays at Seven include Jim Gaffigan, Colin Quinn, Eddie Brill, Susan Prekel, Maureen Langan, Myk Kaplan, Anthony Rapp, and more!

November's lineup will be announced soon.

8:30pm Musical Improv Level One Class Show Magnet Theater

Musical Improv Level One Class Show 
Sun Nov 19th, 2017, 8:30pm - Free

8:30pm Musical Improv Level One Class Show

Musical Improv Level One Class Show 
Sun Nov 19th, 2017, 8:30pm - Free

Monday November 20, 2017 Nov 20, 2017
10:15am Busing & Specialized Transportation InsideSchools

IncludeNYC offers a workshop on busing for special needs students. 
Find solutions with on-the spot strategies! Know your role, what to expect, who to contact. Presented by Ruth DiRoma.

English with Spanish interpretation offered upon request.

When: Monday, November 20 2017 10:15 AM - Monday, November 20 2017 12:00 PM
Where: P.S. 176X @ P.S. 153 650 Baychester Avenue, 3rd Floor Bronx, NY10475

10:15am Busing & Specialized Transportation

IncludeNYC offers a workshop on busing for special needs students. 
Find solutions with on-the spot strategies! Know your role, what to expect, who to contact. Presented by Ruth DiRoma.

English with Spanish interpretation offered upon request.

When: Monday, November 20 2017 10:15 AM - Monday, November 20 2017 12:00 PM
Where: P.S. 176X @ P.S. 153 650 Baychester Avenue, 3rd Floor Bronx, NY10475

6:30pm Brazil's Labor, Political and Tax Reforms Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

There is no fee for this event; please sign in to register.

Description:
Join us as we welcome leaders of the Brazilian Bar Association who will share their perspectives on a number of important developments affecting Brazil’s legal profession, legislative reform agenda and anti-corruption efforts.

Welcome:
John S. Kiernan, President, New York City Bar Association

Speakers:
Felipe Santa Cruz, President, Brazilian Bar Association - Rio de Janeiro Chapter 
Marcus Vinicius Furtado Coelho, Immediate Past President, Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association; and Chair, International Relations Commission of the Federal Council 
Bruno Barata, Chair, International Relations Commission, Brazilian Bar Association - Rio de Janeiro Chapter; and Council Member, International Bar Association

6:30pm Brazil's Labor, Political and Tax Reforms

There is no fee for this event; please sign in to register.

Description:
Join us as we welcome leaders of the Brazilian Bar Association who will share their perspectives on a number of important developments affecting Brazil’s legal profession, legislative reform agenda and anti-corruption efforts.

Welcome:
John S. Kiernan, President, New York City Bar Association

Speakers:
Felipe Santa Cruz, President, Brazilian Bar Association - Rio de Janeiro Chapter 
Marcus Vinicius Furtado Coelho, Immediate Past President, Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association; and Chair, International Relations Commission of the Federal Council 
Bruno Barata, Chair, International Relations Commission, Brazilian Bar Association - Rio de Janeiro Chapter; and Council Member, International Bar Association

6:30pm Meet The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design American Institute of Graphic Arts

AIGA MEMBERS: To purchase a ticket, please click “Lookup” below FIRST. Then, enter the email address associated with your AIGA account so we can locate you in our database.

If you are a current member, AIGA has a record of your email address. Once entered, the member category will be listed below. Once your member category is determined, click “Continue."

If you're a Friend/Nonmember, please click "Continue" and proceed with your registration.

11/20/2017 John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 
63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100 New York, NY 10003 6:30 pm

6:30pm Meet The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design

AIGA MEMBERS: To purchase a ticket, please click “Lookup” below FIRST. Then, enter the email address associated with your AIGA account so we can locate you in our database.

If you are a current member, AIGA has a record of your email address. Once entered, the member category will be listed below. Once your member category is determined, click “Continue."

If you're a Friend/Nonmember, please click "Continue" and proceed with your registration.

11/20/2017 John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 
63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100 New York, NY 10003 6:30 pm

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: Madness and Mania Strand Books

In today’s political climate, the creative processes that allow us to sustain and express ourselves are more important than ever. Join PEN America in partnership with Strand Book Store for an intimate poetry reading with two award-winning authors whose work navigates themes of mental health, and the often obscured line between self-hate and self-love. The reading will be followed by a discussion of the craft of spoken word versus word on the page, and an examination of the emotional undertaking of putting together a collection of poetry. 

This event will feature poet sam sax, author of Madness, winner of The National Poetry Series, in conversation with poet Jeanann Verlee, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellow, and author of Said the Manic to the Muse. 

7:00pm Pen Out Loud: Madness and Mania

In today’s political climate, the creative processes that allow us to sustain and express ourselves are more important than ever. Join PEN America in partnership with Strand Book Store for an intimate poetry reading with two award-winning authors whose work navigates themes of mental health, and the often obscured line between self-hate and self-love. The reading will be followed by a discussion of the craft of spoken word versus word on the page, and an examination of the emotional undertaking of putting together a collection of poetry. 

This event will feature poet sam sax, author of Madness, winner of The National Poetry Series, in conversation with poet Jeanann Verlee, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellow, and author of Said the Manic to the Muse. 

7:00pm Transgender Day of Remembrance LGBT Center

Join The Center in reflecting on the lives of community members we have lost to oppression, stigma and violence.

Featuring: 
Inspirational Speakers & You at the Community Speak-Out
Festival of Lights/Moment of Reflection
Solemn Prayer

This free event features a hot meal, educational information, referrals to services and more. Open to transgender and gender nonconforming community members, family, friends and allies.

7:00pm Transgender Day of Remembrance

Join The Center in reflecting on the lives of community members we have lost to oppression, stigma and violence.

Featuring: 
Inspirational Speakers & You at the Community Speak-Out
Festival of Lights/Moment of Reflection
Solemn Prayer

This free event features a hot meal, educational information, referrals to services and more. Open to transgender and gender nonconforming community members, family, friends and allies.

9:00pm Remix: The Diversity Sketch Show Magnet Theater

Remix (formerly the Diversity Sketch Lab) is a show focused on presenting sketches from various underrepresented voices in comedy. Join us for an hour of laughs with some hilarious sketches!

9:00pm Remix: The Diversity Sketch Show

Remix (formerly the Diversity Sketch Lab) is a show focused on presenting sketches from various underrepresented voices in comedy. Join us for an hour of laughs with some hilarious sketches!

Tuesday November 21, 2017 Nov 21, 2017
7:00pm Musical Megawatt: Kittyhawk and Warm Blooded Magnet Theater

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

7:00pm Musical Megawatt: Kittyhawk and Warm Blooded

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

8:00pm Musical Megawatt: Captains and Wonderland Magnet Theater

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.
 

8:00pm Musical Megawatt: Captains and Wonderland

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.
 

Friday November 24, 2017 Nov 24, 2017
11:00am A Time of Thanks Museum of the City of New York

Learn about the roots of the Thanksgiving holiday in New York City and the traditions that have emerged such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Get thoughtful about what you are thankful for and create a tree of gratitude to bring home with you!

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Registration suggested but not required.

11:00am A Time of Thanks

Learn about the roots of the Thanksgiving holiday in New York City and the traditions that have emerged such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Get thoughtful about what you are thankful for and create a tree of gratitude to bring home with you!

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Registration suggested but not required.

Tuesday November 28, 2017 Nov 28, 2017
6:00pm Immigrants Game Night LGBT Center

Immigrant Game Night is an opportunity for LGBT immigrants to come together, play games and socialize in a relaxed and safe environment. A great place to connect with old friends, meet new ones and expand your support system! Transportation assistance provided.

6:00pm Immigrants Game Night

Immigrant Game Night is an opportunity for LGBT immigrants to come together, play games and socialize in a relaxed and safe environment. A great place to connect with old friends, meet new ones and expand your support system! Transportation assistance provided.

6:30pm The 3 B's of LinkedIn for Lawyers: Building Relationships, Branding Strategies and Business Development New York City Bar Association

Program Fee: $5 for Student Members | $10 for Members | $25 for Non-Members

Description: Attendees will learn how to set up a LinkedIn account and optimize their profiles; create content for their LinkedIn profile; how to enhance their brand and raise their profile; and how to find contacts and opportunities and grow/engage with their online network. This workshop will feature case studies - including examples of great LinkedIn profiles for lawyers. Please note, this workshop will not cover ethical considerations comprehensively.

Speakers:
Paula Edgar, CEO, PGE LLC, and President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association

6:30pm The 3 B's of LinkedIn for Lawyers: Building Relationships, Branding Strategies and Business Development

Program Fee: $5 for Student Members | $10 for Members | $25 for Non-Members

Description: Attendees will learn how to set up a LinkedIn account and optimize their profiles; create content for their LinkedIn profile; how to enhance their brand and raise their profile; and how to find contacts and opportunities and grow/engage with their online network. This workshop will feature case studies - including examples of great LinkedIn profiles for lawyers. Please note, this workshop will not cover ethical considerations comprehensively.

Speakers:
Paula Edgar, CEO, PGE LLC, and President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association

10:00pm Musical Megawatt: Snacks! and Pyros Magnet Theater

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

10:00pm Musical Megawatt: Snacks! and Pyros

A whole night entirely dedicated to musical improv, Musical Megawatt showcases everything you love about musical theater, all made up on the spot. Are they magicians? No! Just some of the best improvisers around. Come out every Tuesday and catch a rotation of new, never-before-seen musicals all night long.

Wednesday November 29, 2017 Nov 29, 2017
6:00pm One Year Later - Unified Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters New York City Bar Association

Program Fee: $25 for Student Members | $35 for Members and Government Employees | $50 for Non-Members

Description:
The new Unified Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters went into effect on October 1, 2016.  Join us for this rare opportunity to hear from the different players involved, from those who drafted, commented, and signed the Rules in to law, to those who are charged with implementing the Rules as they enforce New York Rules of Professional Conduct.  We will look back at the history and expectations for the new Rules.  Our distinguished panelists will provide insight on whether the objectives for the new Rules are being met. What's working better under the new Rules? Are there things that worked better under the old Rules? Have the new Rules led to uniformity of the sanctions across the Departments? These and many more questions will be answered.

Speakers:
Hon. Rolando T. Acosta, Presiding Justice for the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department 
Hon. Randall T. Eng, Presiding Justice for the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department 
Hon. Susanna Molina Rojas, Clerk of the Court, First Judicial Department 
Hon. Aprilanne Agostino, Clerk of the Court, Second Judicial Department 
Jorge Dopico, Chief Attorney, Attorney Grievance Committee, First Judicial Department 
Robert P. Guido, Executive Director, Attorney Matters, Second Judicial Department

Moderator:
Kaylin L. Whittingham, Managing Attorney, Whittingham Law

6:00pm One Year Later - Unified Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters

Program Fee: $25 for Student Members | $35 for Members and Government Employees | $50 for Non-Members

Description:
The new Unified Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters went into effect on October 1, 2016.  Join us for this rare opportunity to hear from the different players involved, from those who drafted, commented, and signed the Rules in to law, to those who are charged with implementing the Rules as they enforce New York Rules of Professional Conduct.  We will look back at the history and expectations for the new Rules.  Our distinguished panelists will provide insight on whether the objectives for the new Rules are being met. What's working better under the new Rules? Are there things that worked better under the old Rules? Have the new Rules led to uniformity of the sanctions across the Departments? These and many more questions will be answered.

Speakers:
Hon. Rolando T. Acosta, Presiding Justice for the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department 
Hon. Randall T. Eng, Presiding Justice for the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department 
Hon. Susanna Molina Rojas, Clerk of the Court, First Judicial Department 
Hon. Aprilanne Agostino, Clerk of the Court, Second Judicial Department 
Jorge Dopico, Chief Attorney, Attorney Grievance Committee, First Judicial Department 
Robert P. Guido, Executive Director, Attorney Matters, Second Judicial Department

Moderator:
Kaylin L. Whittingham, Managing Attorney, Whittingham Law

7:00pm Ailey in New York Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The Opening Night Gala Benefit kicks off Ailey's annual 5-week winter season in New York City. 

Join us for a special one-night-only program featuring ballets that use music from the Modern American Songbook – plus Mr. Ailey's signature masterpiece Revelations performed with a live band and gospel choir.

Proceeds benefit the creation of new works, scholarships to The Ailey School, and Ailey’s educational programs for children.

7:00pm Ailey in New York
The Opening Night Gala Benefit kicks off Ailey's annual 5-week winter season in New York City. 

Join us for a special one-night-only program featuring ballets that use music from the Modern American Songbook – plus Mr. Ailey's signature masterpiece Revelations performed with a live band and gospel choir.

Proceeds benefit the creation of new works, scholarships to The Ailey School, and Ailey’s educational programs for children.

Thursday November 30, 2017 Nov 30, 2017
9:00am Interviewing Workshop New York City Bar Association

Program Fee: $5 for Student Members | $15 for Members | $30 for Non-Members
 

Description:
Your cover letter and resume may have landed you the interview, but now you must demonstrate to the employer why you are the best fit for the job. From making a great first impression to following up with employers afterwards, distinguished panelists will discuss how best to sell yourself at an interview and the pitfalls to avoid. Following the panel discussion, attendees are invited to participate in small group mock interviews to practice their interviewing skills and receive valuable feedback.

Note: If participating in the mock interview, please bring a copy of your resume to the workshop.

Speakers and Interview Leaders: 
Laura Torchio, Senior Director, Career Services, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Daniel Vatanaviggun, Campus Relations Attorney, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Nyoka D. Waldron, Managing Director, The PeterSan Group
Adele Lemlek, Managing Director Coaching & Transition Services, Greiner Consulting
Randi S.K. Rosenblatt, Director of Business Development, Bliss Lawyers
Linda E. Laufer, Career Consultant/Coach, Laufer Career Services
Dan Goldsmith, Litigation Department Legal Director, Proskauer Rose LLP
Nikkisha Smith, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP

9:00am Interviewing Workshop

Program Fee: $5 for Student Members | $15 for Members | $30 for Non-Members
 

Description:
Your cover letter and resume may have landed you the interview, but now you must demonstrate to the employer why you are the best fit for the job. From making a great first impression to following up with employers afterwards, distinguished panelists will discuss how best to sell yourself at an interview and the pitfalls to avoid. Following the panel discussion, attendees are invited to participate in small group mock interviews to practice their interviewing skills and receive valuable feedback.

Note: If participating in the mock interview, please bring a copy of your resume to the workshop.

Speakers and Interview Leaders: 
Laura Torchio, Senior Director, Career Services, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Daniel Vatanaviggun, Campus Relations Attorney, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Nyoka D. Waldron, Managing Director, The PeterSan Group
Adele Lemlek, Managing Director Coaching & Transition Services, Greiner Consulting
Randi S.K. Rosenblatt, Director of Business Development, Bliss Lawyers
Linda E. Laufer, Career Consultant/Coach, Laufer Career Services
Dan Goldsmith, Litigation Department Legal Director, Proskauer Rose LLP
Nikkisha Smith, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP

6:30pm Love It or Hate It: Public Art and Controversy Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

On buildings and sidewalks, in parks and on subways, public art is subject to far more intense popular scrutiny than art in galleries or museums. Join leading scholars and artists to examine how art in public spaces can serve as a flash point for larger social debates, featuring:

John Ahearn, an artist whose South Bronx Bronzes elicited neighborhood protests in the 1990s
Audrey Flack, a nationally recognized painter and sculptor 
Harriet Senie, Director of Art Museum Studies, City College of New York
Jimmy Van Bramer, Majority Leader, New York City Council (pending availability) 
Michele Bogart (moderator), Professor, Stony Brook University

This is the opening program for our upcoming exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York City (opens November 10); to view all of the programs in the series, click here.

$20 for adults | $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum members
Includes Museum admission.

6:30pm Love It or Hate It: Public Art and Controversy

On buildings and sidewalks, in parks and on subways, public art is subject to far more intense popular scrutiny than art in galleries or museums. Join leading scholars and artists to examine how art in public spaces can serve as a flash point for larger social debates, featuring:

John Ahearn, an artist whose South Bronx Bronzes elicited neighborhood protests in the 1990s
Audrey Flack, a nationally recognized painter and sculptor 
Harriet Senie, Director of Art Museum Studies, City College of New York
Jimmy Van Bramer, Majority Leader, New York City Council (pending availability) 
Michele Bogart (moderator), Professor, Stony Brook University

This is the opening program for our upcoming exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York City (opens November 10); to view all of the programs in the series, click here.

$20 for adults | $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum members
Includes Museum admission.

6:30pm Speaker Series: Zachary Carter, Corporation Counsel New York City Bar Association

Program Fee: Free for Members and NLI participants | $25 for Non-Members

Description:
Join us for an evening with Zachary Carter, Corporation Counsel to the City of New York. Zachary Carter is the 78th Corporation Counsel of the City of New York. As the chief legal officer of the City, Mr. Carter oversees the Law Department with over 700 attorneys, who represent the City's interest in thousands of legal matters facing the City. Mr. Carter will share reflections on his career path, advice on how to navigate the legal profession, and the responsibilities and benefits of being an active member of the profession.
 

This program is brought to you by the New Lawyer Institute which is designed to introduce all new lawyers to the profession.

Speaker:
Zachary Carter, Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department

6:30pm Speaker Series: Zachary Carter, Corporation Counsel

Program Fee: Free for Members and NLI participants | $25 for Non-Members

Description:
Join us for an evening with Zachary Carter, Corporation Counsel to the City of New York. Zachary Carter is the 78th Corporation Counsel of the City of New York. As the chief legal officer of the City, Mr. Carter oversees the Law Department with over 700 attorneys, who represent the City's interest in thousands of legal matters facing the City. Mr. Carter will share reflections on his career path, advice on how to navigate the legal profession, and the responsibilities and benefits of being an active member of the profession.
 

This program is brought to you by the New Lawyer Institute which is designed to introduce all new lawyers to the profession.

Speaker:
Zachary Carter, Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department

6:30pm "Love It or Hate It": Public Art and Controversy Museum of the City of New York

$20 for adults
$15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID)
$10 for Museum members
Includes Museum admission.

On buildings and sidewalks, in parks and on subways, public art is subject to far more intense popular scrutiny than art in galleries or museums. Join leading scholars and artists to examine how art in public spaces can serve as a flash point for larger social debates, featuring:


Audrey Flack, painter and sculptor 
Harriet Senie, Director of Art Museum Studies, City College of New York
Jimmy Van Bramer, Majority Leader, New York City Council (pending availability) 
Michele Bogart (moderator), Professor of art history, Stony Brook University

This is the opening program for our exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York.

6:30pm "Love It or Hate It": Public Art and Controversy

$20 for adults
$15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID)
$10 for Museum members
Includes Museum admission.

On buildings and sidewalks, in parks and on subways, public art is subject to far more intense popular scrutiny than art in galleries or museums. Join leading scholars and artists to examine how art in public spaces can serve as a flash point for larger social debates, featuring:


Audrey Flack, painter and sculptor 
Harriet Senie, Director of Art Museum Studies, City College of New York
Jimmy Van Bramer, Majority Leader, New York City Council (pending availability) 
Michele Bogart (moderator), Professor of art history, Stony Brook University

This is the opening program for our exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York.

7:00pm Gaming for Girls Write Now Girls Write Now

A night of cards, culture and cocktails with hors d’oeuvres, wine & spirits

Plenty of action, including other casino games and exclusive prizes for non-poker players, too. Red and black attire suggested. 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE
Top individual bids/donations (starting at $500) will play at the high stakes table against ANNIE DUKE, World Series of Poker Champion. Do you have what it takes to beat one of the best?

Players will be notified upon arrival to event if they have won the right to sit at the high stakes table with Annie Duke. Additional high stakes tables will be available. Players will have the opportunity to re buy more chips during the event.

7:00pm Gaming for Girls Write Now

A night of cards, culture and cocktails with hors d’oeuvres, wine & spirits

Plenty of action, including other casino games and exclusive prizes for non-poker players, too. Red and black attire suggested. 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE
Top individual bids/donations (starting at $500) will play at the high stakes table against ANNIE DUKE, World Series of Poker Champion. Do you have what it takes to beat one of the best?

Players will be notified upon arrival to event if they have