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Cabin in the Sky (1943) - March 3, 2017 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Justice in Film - Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.

Feature Film: Cabin in the Sky (1943)
This classic musical follows Little Joe, a chronic gambler given a second chance at life in order to prove himself worthy of heaven. Directed by Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley (uncredited). Starring Ethel Waters, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Lena Horne. 98 min.

REMARKS: Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of Cabin in the Sky star Lena Horne, is the author of The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family. Louise Kerz Hirschfeld is president of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation. Bob Herbert is Distinguished Senior Fellow with Demos, a contributing editor at The American Prospect magazine, and a former New York Times columnist.

Location: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Cost: Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advance reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm.

New-York Historical Society Members receive priority. General admission: $20; $15 for Seniors; $12 for Students; free for children under 6 years old. Exhibit is free once admission is paid. On Fridays, donations are optional.

Contact: New York Historical Society
Phone: 212-873-3400

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Hamilton and Washington - February 28, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Alexander Hamilton and George Washington, America’s most storied Founding Fathers, shared a complex and, at times, contentious personal relationship. Three early American historians reveal the complicated story of these iconic statesmen who, though never true friends, worked together tirelessly to establish the Nation.
Carol Berkin is presidential professor of history emerita at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. John Steele Gordon is the author of numerous books on American history, including Hamilton’s Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt. Richard Brookhiser (moderator) is a senior editor at National Review and the author of Alexander Hamilton, American.

Location: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Cost: $38 for Non-members; $24 for members.
To purchase tickets by phone: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.

In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

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The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America - February 9, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

With articles written by some of America’s most important figures including Ida B. Wells and Martin Luther King, Jr., The Chicago Defender chronicled and influenced the history of the 20th century from Jim Crow and the Great Migration to the elections of Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy. Author Ethan Michaeli and journalist Brent Staples discuss the history of race in America through the lens of this legendary black newspaper.

Ethan Michaeli is the author of The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America. Brent Staples (moderator) writes for The New York Times editorial board.

Location: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Cost: $38 for Non-members; $24 for members. To purchase tickets by phone: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.

In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.
Contact: New York Historical Society
Phone: 212-873-3400

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Tattooed New York - February 3, 2017 - April 30, 2017 | 10:00am - 6:00pm

For more than 300 years, New York has played a central role in the development of modern tattooing, from its origins in Native American body art to tattoo craft by sailors in colonial New York to the three-decade tattoo ban instituted in 1961 and the subsequent underground tattoo culture. Its diverse history is explored in ​​Tattooed New York, an exciting exhibition where history and pop culture converge to tell the complex story of a controversial art form in America’s cultural nucleus.
Among the 250+ elements on view are the New-York Historical Society’s set of 1710 Four Indian Kings prints and one of the earliest recordings (1706) in Western accounts of a pictograph done by a Seneca warrior representing his tattoos and personal signature. Highlights of the exhibition include Thomas Edison’s electric pen and early 20th-century tattoo machinery; ​dramatic ​sideshow banners and cabinet cards; a large selection of designs by the Bowery pioneers of modern tattooing, including Sam O'Reilly, Lew Alberts, Bob Wicks, Ed Smith, and Bill Jones; rare photography documenting the tattoo ban years and artwork by mainstream visual artists who tattooed during the ban; and works by some of the finest New York tattoo artists of today. Organized by the New-York Historical Society, this exhibition is curated by Research Associate Cristian Petru Panaite.

Museum hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday - 10am-6pm; Friday - 10am-8pm; Sunday - 11am-5pm; CLOSED ON MONDAYS.

Cost: General admission: $20; $15 for Seniors; $12 for Students; free for children under 6 years old. Exhibit is free once admission is paid. On Fridays, donations are optional.

Contact: New York Historical Society
Phone: 212-873-3400

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York NY 10024 US

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Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing - December 16, 2016 - March 12, 2017 | 10:00am - 6:00pm

Who could "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee"? Muhammad Ali was The Greatest—he even said so himself. Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, he was a three-time heavyweight champion and an outspoken, popular, and often controversial public figure. In the early 1960s, Ali found friendship with renowned artist LeRoy Neiman, with whom he shared an affinity for boxing, the limelight, and breaking with convention. Neiman even taught and encouraged Ali to draw. Using works on loan from the LeRoy Neiman Foundation, Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing celebrates one of America's greatest boxers and one of the most popular artists of the sport. Neiman’s vivid watercolors and intimate, on-the-spot sketches capture Ali both in and outside the ring. Highlights include portraits, sketches of Ali's critical matches such as the "Fight of the Century" and the "Thrilla in Manila," and some works created by Ali himself.

Museum hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday - 10am-6pm; Friday - 10am-8pm; Sunday - 11am-5pm; CLOSED ON MONDAYS.

Cost: General admission: $20; $15 for Seniors; $12 for Students; free for children under 6 years old. Exhibit is free once admission is paid. On Fridays, donations are optional.

Contact: New York Historical Society
Phone: 212-873-3400

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York NY 10024 US

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Firey String Sistas! - Harlem Jazz Series - December 16, 2016 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Firey String Sistas! celebrates the power, beauty and creativity of women. With a fresh, original style violinist Marlene Rice, cellist Nioka Workman, bassist Melissa Slocum, pianist-vocalist Mala Waldron and drummer Camille Gainer-Jones weave together Jazz, World music and tributes to their families. "JOYOUS", a holiday chamber Jazz favorite. Firey String Sistas! is a touring chamber Jazz ensemble that is configured anywhere from duo to 20-piece orchestra for events throughout the year. The group is quickly gaining a reputation for presenting unique performances that include cultural, world and women's views. They’ve performed at several cutting edge venues such as Harlem Summer Stage Amphitheater, Brooklyn Museum, the Puck Building, Center For Arts & Culture, South Orange Performing Arts Center (WBGO’s Jazz Kids Series), Harlem Gate House, Borough Hall Community College, Phillip Noris Houses, Symphony Space, UMass, Puffin Cultural Forum, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAM Café Live, the Medgar Evers Jazzy Jazz Festival, the Coltrane Day Music Festival 2016 and the Greenpoint Arts Festival.

Featuring:
Marlene Rice - violinist
Nioka Workman - cellist
Melissa Slocum - bassist
Mala Waldron - pianist-vocalist
Camille Gainer-Jones - drummer

1st set: 7pm - 7:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 8:00pm - 8:45pm
House doors open at 6:30pm
Price: $15

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Free Educator Evening: Mastering the Metropolis - December 6, 2016 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The character of New York’s varied neighborhoods is governed by a novel set of rules first envisioned by New York reformers 100 years ago – the groundbreaking Zoning Resolution of 1916. In this free curator-led tour of Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016, examine the history, debates, and effects of the evolving law.

Cost: This event is free, but advanced registration is required. Register. Attention, Members: Click on the "Register" button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.


Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10029 US
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Milton Suggs - Harlem Jazz Series - November 29, 2016 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

"A commanding singer...steeped in tradition...but with modern sensibilities" is just one of the things Downbeat magazine had to say about Milton Suggs. Thus far, Milton has had the pleasure of sharing the stage or recording with such notable musicians as Roy Hargrove, Wycliffe Gordon, Sean Jones, Vincent Gardner, Winard Harper, and Wynton Marsalis. Milton has recorded and produced three studio albums and has received praise from in the popular publications Downbeat and Jazz Times magazines. His third studio album, Lyrical Volume I, was released in July 2012. He currently resides in New York where he performs his music frequently throughout the city while also establishing his presence as a recording and performing artist throughout the country.

1st set: Noon - 12:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 1:00pm - 1:45pm
House doors open at 11:30am
Price: $15

Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church
59 West 137th Street
New York NY 10037

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Henry Grimes - Harlem Jazz Series - November 25, 2016 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In the 1950s and ‘60s, after receiving his music education at the Mastbaum School in Philadelphia and at the Juilliard School in New York City, Henry Grimes (upright bass, violin, poetry) played acoustic bass with many master jazz musicians of that era, including Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Sunny Murray, Sonny Rollins, Pharaoh Sanders, Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, and McCoy Tyner. Since then, Henry has played more than 5OO concerts and festivals in 28 countries, playing and recording with many of this era’s music heroes such as Rashied Ali, Marshall Allen, Fred Anderson, Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, Bill Dixon, Dave Douglas, Edward “Kidd” Jordan, Roscoe Mitchell, Louis Moholo, David Murray, Zim Ngqawana, William Parker, Marc Ribot, Wadada Leo Smith, and once again, Cecil Taylor. Henry can be heard on nearly 90 recordings, including a dozen recent ones, on various labels.

1st set: 7pm - 7:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 8pm - 8:45pm
House doors open at 6:30pm
Price: $15

Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church
59 West 137th Street
New York NY 10037

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Friendly Hands Ministry, 225-41 E. 118th St., Mon-Fri 3pm - 5:30pm Seniors only, (212) 860-2789, #SoupKitchen #Harlem http://bit.ly/1fdxjFK
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