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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, February 9
@ 10:30 AM
16mm Film
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Kids of all ages are welcome to join us for a morning of classic children’s films celebrating friendship, compassion and love. Short works will be shown in the cafe at the Library for the Performing Arts on our 16mm film projector. If your little one wants to explore machines, dinosaurs, music and reading, this monthly film series is for them! Entrance at 111 Amsterdam Avenue between W. 64th and 65th Streets Series…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Café
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, February 11
@ 2:30 PM
Silent Clowns Film Series
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Please click here to register. The Silent Clowns Film Series is New York’s longest-running regularly scheduled silent film showcase. Our programming reaches the serious film buff by including rarely-screened titles and rare prints, yet it also introduces kids and new audiences to the classics of the silent screen. Screenings feature live piano accompaniment by MoMA’s Ben Model, with an introduction and Q&A…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, February 13
@ 6 PM
This event will take place in person at the Library for the Performing Arts. Register Few New York City theatre companies are as identifiably represented by a single poster artist as Lincoln Center is by James McMullan. McMullan often works with the production team while a show is still in development to find the heart of the piece to capture in his art. This process frequently informs the direction of the show itself. The Billy Rose Theatre Division, which preserves the records of Linco…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, February 16
@ 5:30 PM
16mm Film
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Register Inspired by one of our favorite Instagram handles, the Reserve Film and Video Collection will explore the zeitgeist of New York City as represented in its historic 16mm film collection. Come watch rare and unique film prints and share in a discussion on what it means to “make it here.” The What's Happening? Series: This monthly program features films on issues of public concern and notable topics. The…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, February 22
@ 1 PM
David Vaughan's The Dance Historian Is In
This event will take place online via Zoom as well as in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. A discussion by Andy Chiang on the choreography of Bertram Ross and his influence on Nai-Ni Chen In this edition of the Dance Historian is In, Andy Chiang of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company discusses modern dance icon Bertram Ross, Ross’s work, and his concert with Nai-Ni Chen. Ross taught at NYU and the nearby, at the Mary Anthony Dance Studio on Broadway, where he met and taught Nai-Ni Chen…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium
Online
Adults
Thu, March 9
@ 10:30 AM
16mm Film
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Kids of all ages are welcome to join us for a morning of classic children’s films. Short works will be shown in the cafe at the Library for the Performing Arts on our 16mm film projector. If your little one loves exploring machines, dinosaurs, music and reading, this monthly film series is for them! Series Dates: ■ Jan. 12 ■ Feb 9 ■ March 9 ■ April 13 ■ May 11
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Café
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, March 9
@ 6 PM
This event will take place in person at the Library for the Performing Arts. Register Continuing New York City's long history of drag performance, cabaret, and experimental theatre, singer and artist ANOHNI led the Blacklips Performance Cult in a hilarious, maximalist, over-the-top, weekly set of performances at the Pyramid Club in the East Village. From 92 to 95, ANOHNI and her group, which eventually grew to 13 core members, put on happenings and performances, reimagining the birth of…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, March 20
@ 6 PM
This event will take place in person at the Library for the Performing Arts. In 2020, a small group of Black artists created an online platform for Black dance artists to share their practice with the world. Since that time, Black Dance Stories has grown to become a weekly livestream series that highlights and celebrates Black creatives through story sharing, interviewing dance practitioners like Bebe Miller & Kyle Abraham, Nia Love, and Maria Bauman Morales. The series platforms Black arti…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, March 23
@ 5:30 PM
16mm Film
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. REGISTER The What's Happening? Series: This monthly program features films on issues of public concern and notable topics. The series aims to provide information on and stimulate conversation through the screening of new and historic works in the Reserve Film and Video Collection and discussion with special guests. Series Dates 2023: January 19 Feb 16 March 23 April 27 May 25 June 15
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, March 29
@ 1 PM
David Vaughan's The Dance Historian Is In
This event will take place online via Zoom as well as in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Register Join Arlene Yu, Director, Knowledge and Legacy at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and former Dance Division staff member, for a video journey through ballroom competition history. Yu is a two-time Blackpool and five-time World Championship finalist, and the holder of multiple U.S. national championships in the International Latin discipline. Sharing video clips from…
OnlineAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 6 PM
This event will take place in person at the Library for the Performing Arts. Please click here to register. In 2022, Library of Congress Senior Specialist Mark Eden Horowitz’s edited collection of the letters of Oscar Hammerstein II quickly sold out of its first few print runs and has already begun to reshape our understanding of this remarkable playwright and lyricist. In this conversation with Billy Rose Theatre Division Curator Doug Reside, Mark will discuss the process of curating hi…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 3
@ 6 PM
This event will take place in person at the Library for the Performing Arts. REGISTER Agnes de Mille passed away on October 3, 1993, leaving behind a legacy of choreographic works that revolutionized the course of dance and theatre history, pushed the boundaries for female choreographers and directors, and put front and center the female narrative and its importance in the American landscape. Her works spanned over 65 years from the late 1920s to her last work in 1992. To honor the 30th…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 8
@ 2:30 PM
Silent Clowns Film Series
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Please click here to register. The Silent Clowns Film Series is New York’s longest-running regularly scheduled silent film showcase. Our programming reaches the serious film buff by including rarely-screened titles and rare prints, yet it also introduces kids and new audiences to the classics of the silent screen. Screenings feature live piano accompaniment by MoMA’s Ben Model, with an introduction and Q&A…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 10
@ 5:30 PM
This event will take place in person at the Library for the Performing Arts. REGISTER This event will take place in person at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dantza is a dance film like no other: it is “a stunning achievement in dance, color, and photography,” Film Threat wrote. This screening will be the first public screening of it in the US since its 2018 release. Using the language of Basque dance, as wielded by the imagination of a folklorist-choreographer, a sculptor of spect…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, April 13
@ 10:30 AM
16mm Film
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Kids of all ages are welcome to join us for a morning of classic children’s films. Short works will be shown in the cafe at the Library for the Performing Arts on our 16mm film projector. If your little one loves exploring machines, dinosaurs, music and reading, this monthly film series is for them! Series Dates: ■ Jan. 12 ■ Feb 9 ■ March 9 ■ April 13 ■ May 11
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Café
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, April 13
@ 6 PM
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Register In 2013, Terence Blanchard premiered Champion, an opera, with libretto by Michael Cristofer, based on the life of Black boxer Emile Griffith. For the first time, the opera will be performed in New York at the Metropolitan Opera starting April 10. In celebration of this New York premiere, the Library for the Performing Arts hosts a discussion about the opera, Emilie Griffith, and Blanchard's work. Bla…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 17
@ 6 PM
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. REGISTER Bobbi Owen, the curator behind The Wondrous Willa Kim exhibition at the Library for the Performing Arts, presents a close examination of Willa Kim’s costumes in motion. See Kim’s innovative designs made in New York, captured in performance footage from works preserved in the Library’s theatre and dance moving image archives. Owen will be joined by special guests from Kim’s life and career. In The Wo…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, April 20
@ 6 PM
This event will take place in person at the Library for the Performing Arts. Register An American Ballet Story (documentary, 94 minutes, 2022). Seven years in the making! Screening will be followed by a Q & A with moderator Walter Rutledge of Out & About NYC Magazine and the producers of the film. 1964 – A time of major shifts in civil rights, women’s and gay rights. New York City was alive – you could feel it on the streets. The Joffrey Ballet splits in two over a struggle for…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, April 26
@ 1 PM
David Vaughan's The Dance Historian Is In
This event will take place online via Zoom as well as in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Register This event will take place online via Zoom as well as in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Dancer Joan Miller was known as a no-nonsense bundle of intellect, creativity, and humor. Beginning at Juilliard, Miller went on to dance with the José Limón and Anna Sokolow dance companies. She became the Lehman College’s dance director for 30 years, and premiered her s…
OnlineAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 5:30 PM
16mm Film
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. REGISTER The What's Happening? Series: This monthly program features films on issues of public concern and notable topics. The series aims to provide information on and stimulate conversation through the screening of new and historic works in the Reserve Film and Video Collection and discussion with special guests. Series Dates 2023: January 19 Feb 16 March 23 April 27 May 25 June 15
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 6 PM
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Register The Library’s inaugural Theatre and Technology Fellow, Kyueun Kim, will discuss her project to document the oral histories of those who performed in the metaverse during the Covid-19 pandemic using the very virtual reality technologies that served as the platform for the original works. In 2022, the Library for the Performing Arts welcomed Kyueun Kim as the inaugural Theatre and Technology Fellow. In…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, May 3
@ 6:30 PM
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Register In this special participatory performance, disability culture activist Petra Kuppers and her guests invite audiences to search for disabled and mad dancers in the archive. The event will take place within the stacks of the Library for the Performing Arts, using movement, storytelling and divinatory methods to explore connections to disabled dance ancestors. Gestural memories ground the experience in ol…
Dance Division - 2nd Floor Reading Room StacksAdults
Thu, May 4
@ 6 PM
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Register Petra Kuppers’ 2022 book Eco Soma: Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters is a “poetic field guide to witnessing community performance, offering a substantive revision of arts-based methods” (Lori M. Esposito). Join Petra for a talk in which she trains a disability culture lens onto contemporary performance, investigating co-experienced embodiment in unequally distributed power fields. Eco S…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 11
@ 10:30 AM
16mm Film
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Kids of all ages are welcome to join us for a morning of classic children’s films. Short works will be shown in the cafe at the Library for the Performing Arts on our 16mm film projector. If your little one loves exploring machines, dinosaurs, music and reading, this monthly film series is for them! Series Dates: ■ Jan. 12 ■ Feb 9 ■ March 9 ■ April 13 ■ May 11
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Café
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, May 18
@ 6 PM
League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Register A conversation with prominent women in theatre presented in collaboration with the League of Professional Theatre Women. The League of Professional Theatre Women (a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization) has been championing women and leading the gender parity conversation in the professional theatre for over 35 years. Since its founding, the LPTW’s membership has grown to more than 500+ theatre artists a…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 18
@ 7 PM
Works & Process
Princess Lockerooo. Photo: Kate Singh In the 1970s, a dance form called waacking was born in the Black, gay underground clubs of Los Angeles. Tyrone Proctor and his friend Billy Goodson risked their lives to perform such an effeminate, expressive dance, when being openly gay subjected them to violence and prison. The dance was popularized on Soul Train and picked up by celebrities, then almost died out with the AIDS crisis. Preserving the legacy of waacking, recently Princess Lockerooo sa…
CaféAdults
Thu, May 25
@ 5:30 PM
16mm Film
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. REGISTER The What's Happening? Series: This monthly program features films on issues of public concern and notable topics. The series aims to provide information on and stimulate conversation through the screening of new and historic works in the Reserve Film and Video Collection and discussion with special guests. Series Dates 2023: January 19 Feb 16 March 23 April 27 May 25 June 15
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, May 31
@ 1 PM
David Vaughan's The Dance Historian Is In
This event will take place online via Zoom as well as in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Register This event will take place online via Zoom as well as in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. In this episode of the Dance Historian Is In, dance critic Marina Harss focuses on the “Russian” period of Mikhail Baryshnikov, discussing recordings from the Jerome Robbins Dance Division from his Soviet performances, from his time at Vaganova Academy, and to his performances…
OnlineAdults
Mon, June 5
@ 6 PM
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Register Noël Coward fellow Arianne Johnson Quinn will present her work to inventory the work of Noël Coward preserved in collections both here at the Library for the Performing Arts and around the world. The outcome of the fellowship will be a research guide publication of Coward holdings at the Library for the Performing Arts, digitization of significant holdings, a publication related to her research, and s…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 8
@ 6 PM
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. Register Based on the classic Noël Coward play of the same name, Hay Fever is a new musical about the bohemian Bliss family. Judith Bliss, once a famous stage actress, has retired to the country to live a simple life with her husband David and adult children Sorel and Simon. But the Blisses can’t stop performing—especially for a quartet of unsuspecting weekend guests. The book and lyrics of the new play were writt…
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 15
@ 5:30 PM
16mm Film
This event will take place in person at The Library for the Performing Arts. REGISTER The What's Happening? Series: This monthly program features films on issues of public concern and notable topics. The series aims to provide information on and stimulate conversation through the screening of new and historic works in the Reserve Film and Video Collection and discussion with special guests. Series Dates 2023: January 19 Feb 16 March 23 April 27 May 25 June 15
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults