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Oct
27
Sat
2018
NYC Holiday Markets and Fairs – 2018-19
Oct 27 2018 – Feb 1 2019 all-day

Christmas & Holiday

Fair / Festival / Market Season

in New York City

October 27, 2018 – February 1, 2019

Visit this main markets listing page

to learn about all that’ll be going on in as far these fairs are concerned.

Keep in mind, we listed this as going on through to February mainly only as a general reference.

One market or two may very well go on beyond that date and most would end on Christmas Eve.

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Grand Central 17th Annual Holiday Train Show 2018
Nov 15 2018 – Feb 24 2019 all-day

Grand Central 17th Annual Holiday Train Show

November 15, 2018 – February 24, 2019

NY Transit Museum Gallery Annex And Store

Shuttle Passage

Presented annually by the New York Transit Museum, this popular model railroad exhibition features Metro-North, New York Central, and subway trains departing from a miniature Grand Central Terminal on a 34’-long, two-level “O” gauge layout. The Museum’s store also offers great gifts for your holiday shopping.

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Learn more at this official page here…

Jan
17
Thu
2019
Lecture: Historic Preservation on Roosevelt Island and Beyond
Jan 17 all-day

Lecture on Roosevelt Island

Historic Preservation on Roosevelt Island and Beyond with Thomas A. Fenniman, Architect

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Thomas a. Fenniman, AIA, inspects the Visitors Center Kiosk in 2010. Credit: Roosevelt Island Historical Society

(Roosevelt Island, NY, December 19, 2018) – Historic preservation combines multiple disciplines: architecture, design, knowledge of period materials and construction techniques, plus communication to manage the process of building owners, regulators and the masons and builders who perform the work. Architect Thomas A. Fenniman, AIA, who has completed work on the Visitors Center Kiosk and the slate roof and narthex restoration of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, as well as a Condition Study of the Renwick Lighthouse, will speak on these projects and others completed in Manhattan and Brooklyn at a lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the third in the Society’s annual series of spring lectures, which is supported by funds provided by Amalgamated Bank, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s I Public Purpose Fund and New York City Council Member Ben Kallos, with funding from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of the Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts. For more information, please visit www.rihs.us.

Jan
20
Sun
2019
Sunday Platform – Andrew Flescher at the NY Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 20 all-day
Sunday Platform - Andrew Flescher at the NY Society for Ethical Culture @ New York | New York | United States

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street, NY

Sunday Platform – Andrew Flescher: Would Offering a Price Tag on Bodily Organs Help to Alleviate the Organ Shortage Crisis?

Sunday, January 20, 2019 – 11:00 am

Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission: Free

In the United States, there are 100,000 individuals needing a healthy kidney. The shortage is especially disconcerting given that since organ transplantation became sound medical treatment, we have never had better technology—while so little occasion—to avail ourselves of it. In response to the crisis it has become increasingly popular to furnish compelling arguments for legalizing the sale of kidneys. This response, seemingly appealing from the perspective of utility, not only invites ethical concerns about safety, commodification, and social justice; I also argue it fails to increase the number of informed, willing donors. Can we address the organ shortage problem the way we have historically dealt with the blood supply shortage—altruistically—despite that organs are considerably harder to replenish than blood? I argue “yes,” not by recommending a purist’s approach to disallowing any form of self-regard in selfless motivation, but by exploring ways in which sacrificial giving is the upshot of the formation of social bonds and exchanges.

Andrew M. Flescher, Ph.D., is a Professor of Family, Population, and Preventive Medicine and Professor of English at State University of New York, Stony Brook, where he is also core faculty in the Program in Public Health. Dr. Flescher serves on stony Brook’s Organ Donor Council and Hospital Ethics Committee and is a Living Donor Advocate at Stony Brook Hospital. Dr. Flescher specializes in health care policy, organ donation policy, and medical and bioethics, as well as in areas related to the interface between ethics and literature. Dr. Flescher received his B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and History from Duke University (1991) and his M.A. (1995) and Ph.D. (2000) in Religious Studies from Brown University. In addition to writing several articles and book chapters, he is the author of four books: Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality (2003), The Altruistic Species: (2007, winner of the Choice Award), Moral Evil (2013, winner of the Prose Award), and most recently The Organ Shortage Crisis in America (January, 2018). On July 1st, 2017, Dr. Flescher joined the ethics committee of UNOS (The United Network for Organ Sharing) and he has also recently been appointed to LiveOnNY’s ethics committee. Additionally, Dr. Flescher is on the Board of the Gingold Theatrical Group in New York City, dedicated to fighting for human, women’s and animal rights through presenting the work and wit of George Bernard Shaw. He plays piano occasionally in the Stony Brook Hospital Lobby for patients, their families, and staff.

Presider: Barbara Carlsen

Jan
27
Sun
2019
Sunday Platform – Calvin Chatlos: You Are All Created to Have a Spiritual Existence
Jan 27 all-day
Sunday Platform - Calvin Chatlos: You Are All Created to Have a Spiritual Existence @ New York | New York | United States

At the New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street, NY

Sunday Platform – Calvin Chatlos: You Are All Created to Have a Spiritual Existence

Sunday, January 27, 2019 – 11:00 am

Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

Admission: Free

Felix Adler had it right—worth and dignity is the key to happiness AND the key to spiritual experience. Learn how the Human Faith Project has developed a process for YOU to open to spiritual experience. Learn how we are all “hard-wired” for spiritual experience and how evolution made it happen! Hear about it and then participate in an Introductory Workshop afterwards.

Calvin Chatlos serves as Associate Professor of Psychiatry, at Rutgers University, NJ in Addiction Services. He’s been a member of Ethical Culture since 1972, a previous Board member of NYSEC, a graduate and mentor of the Humanist Institute, and is developer of the Human Faith Project – an exploration of the spiritual experience that may be universal to all religious traditions. He represents Humanism on the Board of the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought in New Jersey.

Presider: Larry Hurst

Shared Charity: MOSAIC-Mobilizing Our Students for Action to build Interfaith Community

Feb
4
Mon
2019
Oral History Project With Lynn Nottage as presented by The League Of Professional Theatre Women
Feb 4 all-day

The League Of Professional

Theatre Women To Present

Oral History Project

With Lynn Nottage

Interviewed By Elisabeth Vincentelli

Monday, February 4 @ 6:00 pm

Bruno Walter Auditorium
NY Public Library For The Performing Arts
111 Amsterdam Avenue At 65th Street

 

LYNN NOTTAGE
Photo credit: Susan Johann

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present its first Oral History Project of 2019 with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage on Monday, February 4 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the event is FREE and seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm.

Oral History, founded and produced for 26 years by Betty Corwin (who recently retired at 97), is currently produced by Ludovica Villar-Hauser in association with Sophia Romma, and is an ongoing program of the League of Professional Theatre Women, in partnership with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant theatre women in all fields. Playwright and screenwriter Lynn Nottage will talk about her life and prolific career with theatre journalist Elisabeth Vincentelli.

The League of Professional Theatre Women’s Oral History Project has previously featured interviews with such notables as Billie Allen, Kia Corthron, Tyne Daly, Carmen DeLavallade, Christine Ebersole, Baayork Lee, Laura Linney, Patti LuPone, Frances McDormand, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, Daryl Roth, Mercedes Ruehl, Paula Vogel, and many other theatrical legends. Annually, the legacies of three theatre women are preserved through the Oral History program, in which a theatre woman luminary is interviewed by the interviewer of their choice and they discuss their life and career before a live audience. The tapes are then housed in The New York Public Library’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.

LYNN NOTTAGE is a playwright and screenwriter; she is the first (and remains the only) woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Her most recent play, Mlima’s Tale, premiered at the Public Theater in May 2018. In the spring of 2017, Sweat (Pulitzer Prize, Obie Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Tony Nomination, Drama Desk Nomination) moved to Broadway after a sold out run at The Public Theater. Other plays include By Floyd’s (upcoming, Guthrie Theater);The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lilly Award, Drama Desk Nomination); Ruined (Pulitzer Prize, OBIE, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Audelco, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award), Intimate Apparel (American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play); Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (OBIE Award); Crumbs from the Table of JoyLas MeninasMud, River, StonePor’knockers and POOF! She is working with composer Ricky Ian Gordon on adapting her play Intimate Apparel into an opera, commissioned by The Met/LCT. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Park Avenue Armory. Nottage is currently writing the book for the world premiere musical adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Secret Life of Bees, with music by Duncan Sheik and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead. It will premiere at the Atlantic Theatre Company starting on May 10, 2019, directed by Sam Gold. She is also currently writing the book to a musical featuring the music of Michael Jackson. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama.  She is also an Associate Professor in the Theatre Department at Columbia School of the Arts.

ELISABETH VINCENTELLI writes about the arts, mostly theater, for a variety of publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter and Departures. She was chief theater critic of The New York Post from 2009 to 2016; prior to that she was arts and entertainment editor at Time Out New York for several years. She co-created and co-hosts the “Three on the Aisle” podcast, hosted by American Theatre magazine, with Peter Marks of The Washington Post and Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal. She is a member of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, and served as the group’s vice-president from 2009 to 2016. Elisabeth has contributed to several anthologies and has written two books about ABBA, along with the liner notes for the reissue of the compilation ABBA Gold. She earned her B.A. at the Institute of Political Science in Paris and her M.A. at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

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 500+ theatre artists and practitioners of all backgrounds, across multiple disciplines, working in the commercial and non-profit sectors. To increase visibility of and opportunities for women in the field, the LPTW spearheads events, public programming, advocacy initiatives, media, and publications that celebrate industry luminaries, preserve the legacy of historic visionaries, raise awareness of the importance of nurturing women’s voices, and shine a spotlight on the imperative of striving for gender parity and fostering a diversity of expression, both in the theatre world and the world at large. To find out more about how you can support its endeavors, please visit www.theatrewomen.org.

This program is made possible by major support from the Edith Meiser Foundation, and in part, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and with funds from the NYS Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Feb
7
Thu
2019
Eleanor Roosevelt :: Lecture on Roosevelt Island
Feb 7 – Feb 8 all-day

Eleanor Roosevelt :: Lecture on Roosevelt Island

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm

(Roosevelt Island, NY, January 11, 2019) – Do you really know Eleanor Roosevelt? She was the author of 27 books, newspaper columnist of astounding output, advisor to her husband/president, ambassador to the United Nations and more. Dr. Blanche Wiesen Cook, Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will recount facts and anecdotes about Eleanor Roosevelt from her three-volume biography at a lecture presented by theRoosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the fourth in the Society’s annual series of spring lectures, which is supported by funds provided by Amalgamated Bank, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s I Public Purpose Fund and New York City Council Member Ben Kallos, with funding from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of the Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts. For more information, please visit www.rihs.us.

Medicaid Home Care Seminar
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

CaringKind Hosts Special Educational Meeting in Manhattan:

“Medicaid Home Care Seminar”

Thursday, February 7, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 pm

CaringKind
360 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Manhattan residents are invited to attend a special educational meeting, “Medicaid Home Care Seminar” hosted by CaringKind, NYC’s leading expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia care for more than three decades.  CaringKind was formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter.

The free meeting is designed specifically for family and friends who are caring for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  These seminars are designed to guide caregivers through the application process for Medicaid home care service in NYC for the person with dementia.

An attorney who specializes in elder law will lead the meeting which will take place at CaringKind in midtown Manhattan.

Seating is limited.  Pre-registration is REQUIRED.  Participants MUST call the CaringKind 24-hour Helpline at (646) 744-2900 to register. Please note that this meeting is NOT for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia. It is required that you attend CaringKind’s “Legal & Financial Seminar” before you attend the “Medicaid Home Care Seminar.”

For more information visit: https://www.caringkindnyc.org/

RSVP:     Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Please call the CaringKind 24-hour Helpline at (646) 744-2900 to register.

 

Feb
10
Sun
2019
Understanding Dementia Seminar: What You Need to Know and Where to Go
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CaringKind Hosts Special Educational Meeting in Manhattan:

“Understanding Dementia Seminar: What You Need to Know and Where to Go”

Sunday, February 10, 2019
1:00 – 4:00 pm

VNS Chinatown Community Center
7 Mott Street, Ground Floor

On Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Manhattan residents are invited to attend a special educational meeting, “Understanding Dementia Seminar: What You Need to Know and Where to Go” hosted by CaringKind, NYC’s leading expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia care for more than three decades.  CaringKind was formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter.

The free meeting is designed specifically for family and friends who are caring for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  It will provide helpful information about the disease and introduce caregivers to the free resources and services available at CaringKind to help them cope with present and future challenges.

A CaringKind staff member will lead the meeting which will take place at CaringKind in midtown Manhattan.

Seating is limited.  Pre-registration is REQUIRED.  Participants MUST call the CaringKind 24-hour Helpline at (646) 744-2900 to register. Please note that this meeting is NOT for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

For more information visit: https://www.caringkindnyc.org/

RSVP:      Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Please call the CaringKind 24-hour Helpline at (646) 744-2900 to register.

Feb
13
Wed
2019
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre Open Rehearsal
Feb 13 all-day

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre Open Rehearsal

Free and Open to the Public

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, NYC

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre welcomes the public to an Open Rehearsal of Crossroads, a new work in development, on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. The event is free. For more information, visit https://amandaselwyndance.org/openrehearsal-winter2019/.

Crossroads is a new work in development by Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre scheduled to premiere in June 2019 at New York Live Arts. The piece explores forging into uncharted waters and that tumultuous process of self-discovery. Inspired by the work of Margritte and Escher, Selwyn will collaborate with scenic & costume designer, Anna-Alisa Belous to shape a surrealistic landscape that highlights these lingering moments at the crossroads, choosing one path or another, and how these moments steer the course of our lives.

Choreography: Amanda Selwyn and dancers
Dancers: Alessandro Cottone, Manon Hallay, Misaki Hayama, Torrey McAnena, Yoshi Pineda, Fabricio Seraphin, Sarah Starkweather
Costume and Scenic Design: Anna-Alisa Belous
Sound Design: Joel Wilhelmi

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, we engage audiences from start to finish and beckon a response of thought, feeling, and soul.

www.amandaselwyndance.org

Founded in 2000, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has presented over 65 productions at NYC venues including Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York Live Arts, Dance Theatre Workshop, Mark Morris Dance Group, Dance New Amsterdam, Danspace Project, Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Kumble Theater, and John Jay College. We have been presented twice at Jacob’s Pillow, Tribeca Performance Arts Center, Westfest, DUMBO Dance Festival, Dixon Place, Dance Teacher Summit, COOL NY, Movement Research, and Pushing Progress Series. We have toured to festivals, presented open rehearsals, interactive performance events and workshops, and offer arts-in-education programming through Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre to children in the NYC public schools.

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Understanding Dementia Seminar: What You Need to Know and Where to Go
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

CaringKind Hosts Special Educational Meeting in Manhattan:

“Understanding Dementia Seminar: What You Need to Know and Where to Go”

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
5:30 – 7:30 pm

CaringKind
360 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Manhattan residents are invited to attend a special educational meeting, “Understanding Dementia Seminar: What You Need to Know and Where to Go” hosted by CaringKind, NYC’s leading expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia care for more than three decades.  CaringKind was formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter.

The free meeting is designed specifically for family and friends who are caring for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  It will provide helpful information about the disease and introduce caregivers to the free resources and services available at CaringKind to help them cope with present and future challenges.

A CaringKind staff member will lead the meeting which will take place at CaringKind in midtown Manhattan.

Seating is limited.  Pre-registration is REQUIRED.  Participants MUST call the CaringKind 24-hour Helpline at (646) 744-2900 to register. Please note that this meeting is NOT for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

For more information visit: https://www.caringkindnyc.org/

RSVP:      Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Please call the CaringKind 24-hour Helpline at (646) 744-2900 to register.