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Membership Events

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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17 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Friday, September 4, 2015
9 a.m.Summer 2015 Last Chance! Friends Exhibition Viewing - Sinatra: An American Icon
For donors $40 or more Sinatra: An American Icon, the official exhibition of the Frank Sinatra Centennial, showcases 100 years of Sinatra legacy and was curated by the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Sinatra Family. On the final day of this exhibition, enjoy three hours of private members-only viewing time. Invitations, which admit four, were mailed in July. The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon. For mor…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Donald and Mary Oenslager GalleryNYPL Supporters
Thursday, September 10, 2015
6:30 p.m.Sisters in Law
The first two women of the nation’s highest court could not have been more different: Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, western rancher’s daughter and Brooklyn girl. Yet in their shared obstacles, they tackled the most controversial issues of the twentieth century. In conversation with Library Council member Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Linda Hirshman will discuss the impact of the first female justices of the Supreme Court and their unlikely friendship, as chronicled in her book, “Sister…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Monday, September 21, 2015
7 p.m.Covers + Cocktails
Enjoy journalism-themed cocktails and music in the magnificent DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room of The New York Public Library. Vintage issues of Esquire will be on view, in honor of the magazine's 1,000th issue and the launch of its digital archive. Guests will receive a special gift from Esquire, celebrating the genre of New Journalism. Monday, September 21, 7:00 p.m. Click here to RSVP Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room To receive an extra ticket to the event…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, DeWitt Wallace Periodical RoomNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
1 p.m.The Dance Historian is in: Denishawn
David Vaughan and guest Carolyn Brown will introduce and screen a program dedicated to the work and legacy of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. Seating is first come first served. Program subject to change. Ruth St. Denis and Denishawn dancers inYoga meditation.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
6:30 p.m.Traveling the Deep South with Paul Theroux
Venerated writer and novelist Paul Theroux has invited us on his travels for fifty years, taking us from Boston to Cape Town to Tokyo and back. Now in his tenth book, Theroux maps the rural highways and small-town churches of South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas in “Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads.” Hear the unheard conversations of this American region and its rich, complex history, as Theroux sits down with Charlie Rose. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Reception 6:30…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
7 p.m.Farm to Tilden Supper with Ian Knauer
Bring your appetite to this exclusive private supper, cooked by former Gourmet food editor and award-winning television show host Ian Knauer. Ian is the author of “The Farm: Rustic Recipes for a Year of Incredible Food,” which includes recipes from the Pennsylvania farm that has been in his family since the eighteenth century. Trace the seasons on the farm as you learn about Ian’s journey in food writing and education. Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 p.m. Click here to RSVP Private Location…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Thursday, October 15, 2015
6:30 p.m.Young Lion Conservators Salon with Stephanie Clifford
Join us for the first salon of the season with the hotly anticipated debut novel from New York Times reporter StephanieClifford, “Everybody Rise.” It is 2006, and 26-year-old Evelyn Beegan has a new job at a social network aimed at the elite. Recruiting members for the site, Evelyn steps into a promised land of Adirondack camps, Newport cottages, and Southampton clubs—but her desire to belong may be her downfall as she struggles to conceal a family scandal. Thursday, October 15, 6:30 p.m. Cl…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
6:30 p.m. Lenox and Astor Reading Group with Susan Minot
Our fall Lenox & Astor Reading Group welcomes Susan Minot, award-winning novelist and short story writer. Ms. Minot will lead a conversation about Evan S. Connell's debut novel, “Mrs. Bridge.” Winner of the O. Henry Prize and Pushcart Prize, Ms. Minot is the author of “Thirty Girls,” “Monkeys,” “Folly,” “Lust and Other Stories,” “Poems 4 A.M.,” and “Rapture.” Ms. Minot's “Evening” was adapted into the 2007 feature film of the same name starring Meryl Streep. A complimentary copy of "Mrs. Br…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
1 p.m.The Dance Historian is in: David Gordon
Dance Historian David Vaughan and David Gordon will introduce and screen a program curated by the choreographer himself. Program subject to change.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thursday, October 29, 2015
6:30 p.m. The Oregon Trail, IRL
Bestselling author Rinker Buck knew he was in for an adventure when he decided to travel two thousand miles by covered wagon from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, otherwise known as the Oregon Trail. Accompanied by his brother and Jack Russell terrier, he dodged thunderstorms in Nebraska, chased their runaway mules across the Wyoming plains, scouted more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crossed the Rockies, and made desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water. Join us as…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
7 p.m.The Other Paris: Luc Sante and Ian Buruma
Former Cullman Fellow (2012-2013), Luc Sante, will discuss his new book, “The Other Paris,” about the hidden past and seamy underside of Paris, with writer, journalist, professor, and former Cullman Fellow Ian Buruma. Drawing on testimony from a great range of witnesses including Balzac and Hugo, to assorted boulevardiers, rabble-rousers, and tramps, and illustrated with more than three hundred images, Mr. Sante’s book reveals pre-Haussmann Paris as it was lived and experienced by the forgotten…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumNYPL Supporters
Saturday, November 14, 2015
10 a.m.Young Lions Volunteer Day
Join your fellow Young Lions for a light breakfast and a special volunteer project at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, the NYPL’s branch for the blind and visually impaired. Located in the heart of Chelsea, this branch houses one of the nation’s largest Braille collections and serves its patrons through a unique Netflix-like mail service. A private tour of the branch, including its unique collections and assistive technologies, will follow the volunteer activity. Saturday…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryNYPL Supporters
Thursday, November 19, 2015
6:30 p.m.Young Lion Conservators Salon with Sloane Crosley
We are delighted to present salon readers with “The Clasp,” the heartfelt and hilarious debut novel of Sloane Crosley. On the hunt for a lost necklace, three reunited schoolmates go from Miami to New York, L.A. to Paris and across France, until they converge at the estate of Guy de Maupassant, author of the classic short story, “The Necklace.” Join a discussion with Sloane led by Teddy Wayne, author of “The Love Song of Jonny Valentine.” Thursday, November 19, 6:30 p.m. Click here to RSVP P…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
1 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In: Yvonne Rainer
David Vaughan will introduce and screen a program of dance works by the celebrated choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer. Program subject to change.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
6:30 p.m.Alice Live! Exhibition Tour
Tilden Conservators are invited to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with a private tour of this new multimedia exhibition, which traces the history of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice stories in live performance from their first professional staging in 1886 to the present day. Curated by Charlie Lovett, a collector of Carroll materials for over 30 years and author of “Alice on Stage,” this heartwarming exhibition will offer guests the rare opp…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
1 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In: Excelsior (1881/2002)
As a special holiday treat, David Vaughan will introduce and screen a recent La Scala revival of this balletic paean to industrial and scientific progress, choreographed by Luigi Manzotti to music by Romualdo Marenco. Excelsior (Manzotti) [L'Illustrazione Italiana, Feb. 13, 1881] Program subject to change.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
1 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In: Balanchine Rarities
David Vaughan will introduce and screen a program of works by George Balanchine. Photo by Walter Silver. BALANCHINE is a Trademark of The George Balanchine Trust Program subject to change.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers