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Winter Salon: Writers on Home

January 17 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
$16

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery and Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor Meditate on the many meanings and experiences of home in conjunction with our special exhibition One: Do Ho Suh. Begin the evening with a behind-the-scenes walkthrough of the immersive installation with Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. Then, enter our American Art galleries, where writers Jason Koo, T Kira Madden, and Alice Sola Kim read from Go Home!, an anthology of…

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Palm Springs Speaks: A Speaker Series presents Janet Mock

January 19 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$30 – $95

Palm Springs Speaks brings a variety of speakers to Palm Springs to educate and entertain our community, this is a fund-raising event in support of both of our Benefactor Sponsors; the Friends of the Palm Springs Library and the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Ms. Mock will be joined on stage by Palm Springs City Council Member Lisa Middleton, the first transgender person elected to a non-judicial office in the state of California. There will also be a panel discussion and…

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Close Conversation: Interpreting James Baldwin Today

January 22 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 + Google Map
Free

Nicholas Boggs and Gabrielle Bellot join Elizabeth Howard in conversation about the novel If Beale Street Could Talk, recently released as a movie and directed by Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins, and Little Man, Little Man by James Baldwin with illustrations by Yoran Cazac. Little Man was republished in 2018 with an introduction by Nicholas Boggs and Jennifer DeVere Brody. Gabrielle Bellot is a staff writer for Literary Hub. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker,…

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The Moving Memory Project

January 23
Aaron Davis Hall at The City College of New York 129 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031 + Google Map
$20

The Moving Memory Project is a new festival devoted to memory and forgetting, co-curated by choreographer Stefanie Nelson of Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup and bestselling author David Shenk (The Forgetting). The inaugural event will feature Stefanie Nelson’s A, MY NAME IS…, a dance piece inspired by a family experience with dementia, along with the selection of short films from David Shenk’s Living With Alzheimer’s Film Project. Nelson and Shenk's vision for this festival is to bring together artists, caregivers, and seniors,…

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Gay Liberation Front, Come Out!, and Gay Dance Parties at Alternate U and Beyond

January 24 | 7:00 pm
Interference Archive 314 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 + Google Map
Free

Come and join us for an evening of Gay Liberation at Interference Archive. Flavia Rando and Perry Brass will discuss their personal experiences during the early years of the struggle for gay rights in New York. Flavia and Perry were two of the gay activists who used the Alternate U as a meeting place for organizing as well as a liberated space hosting the world’s first public gay dances, including women’s dances. Alternate U became a meeting place for gay…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Frontiers Lecture: The Terrain of Venus with Martha Gilmore

February 4 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$15

Explore the surface of Venus, the planet named for the Roman goddess of love. What can Venus’ oldest rocks tell us about the history of water on this nearby world? Planetary geologist Martha Gilmore describes her research studying our neighboring planet’s terrain using surface mapping and orbital spectroscopy. $15 ($13.50 seniors, students); $12 Members

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Palm Springs Speaks: A Speaker Series presents Jane Fonda

February 16 | 7:30 pm
$60 – $250

Palm Springs Speaks brings a variety of speakers to Palm Springs to educate and entertain our community, this is a fund-raising event in support of both of our Benefactor Sponsors; the Friends of the Palm Springs Library and the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Ms. Fonda will be discussing her career, life of controversy and her perspective on social issues, including teen pregnancy. There are a variety of ticket prices available based on seating choice and each ticket includes a book…

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Palm Springs Speaks: A Speaker Series presents Rick Steves

March 3 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$30 – $95

Palm Springs Speaks brings a variety of speakers to Palm Springs to educate and entertain our community, this is a fund-raising event in support of both of our Benefactor Sponsors; the Friends of the Palm Springs Library and the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Rick Steves will be discussing travel as a political act as well as sharing his insights and travel tips. Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. There are…

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SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York – March 2019

March 15 - March 21
Cinema Village 22 E 12th Street New York, NY 10003 + Google Map

Now in its sixth year, SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York is excited to announce that submissions are now open for its forthcoming edition to take place March 15-21, 2019 at Cinéma Village and nearby venues in downtown Manhattan. The festival’s 2019 edition will showcase narrative feature films, documentary features, narrative short films and documentary shorts from all over the world, as well as offer an array of workshops, industry panels at the SVA Social Documentary MFA film department,…

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