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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 7:00 AM
Bus Trip to the Museum at FIT
Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library – Join members of CHS’s Fashion & Textile Council for a special trip to the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City. Participants will enjoy a special tour of the Force of Nature exhibit and a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s costume collection (please see descriptions of the exhibit and museum collections below). Delicious lunch is included. The bus will depart the CHS at 7:00 am and return at 6:00 pm. The trip is free for subscribers to the CHS Fashion & Textiles Council. The trip is $85 for CHS members and $100 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please contact Adult Programs Manager Jenny Steadman to register for the trip by phone (860) 236-5621 x289 or email jennifer_steadman@chs.org. More information on the Force of Nature exhibit on view at the Museum at FIT: Force of Nature examines how the beauty and complexity of the natural world have inspired fashion designers for centuries. The exhibition places more than 95 objects from MFIT’s permanent collection, dating from the 18th century to the present, within a context of period philosophies and scientific literature in order to demonstrate the deep interconnectedness between fashion and nature. A 1775 robe à l’anglaise with a naturalistic pattern of fruit and flowers, illustrates a movement towards simple dress, influenced by philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau, who urged a return to nature. A dress by Alexander McQueen from his acclaimed final collection in 2010, presents a meditation upon Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and concern over climate change. More than a survey of flora, fauna, and geology as merely decorative, the exhibition reveals the natural world as a nexus of ideas and symbolism in fashion design. Force of Nature aims to contribute to today’s important, ongoing conversation about society’s relationship with the natural world and humankind’s place within it. More information on the Museum at the FIT: The Museum at FIT, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is one of a select group of specialized fashion museums, including the Muse de la Mode, the Mode Museum, and the Museo de la Moda. For the 100,000 people who visit The Museum at FIT each year, we work to create exhibitions, programs, and publications that are both entertaining and educational. The mission of the Museum is to advance knowledge of fashion through exhibitions, programs and publications. Founded in 1969, the Museum was installed in the current building in 1974, and exhibitions began to be presented in 1975. Dr. Valerie Steele has been director of The Museum at FIT since 2003 and chief curator since 1997. The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is best known for its innovative and award winning special exhibitions, including London Fashion, which received the first Richard Martin Award for Excellence in the Exhibition of Costume from the Costume Society of America; The Corset: Fashioning the Body, which explored the most controversial garment in the history of fashion; and Madame Grès: The Sphinx of Fashion, a monographic retrospective that examined the working methodologies and unique aesthetic contributions of a great couturier. Recently, the Museum has been mounting even more ambitious exhibitions, such as Gothic: Dark Glamour and A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk. The museums permanent collection encompasses some 50,000 garments and accessories from the 18th century to the present. Important designers such as Adrian, Balenciaga, Chanel, and Dior are represented. The collecting policy of the museum focuses on aesthetically and historically significant directional clothing, accessories, textiles and visual materials, with emphasis on contemporary avant-garde fashion.
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 - Oct 6 @ 10:00 AM
IDNYC Visits CUNY on the Concourse
Lehman College – Heads up! Get your IDNYC at CUNY on the Concourse from September 26th to October 10th. Cardholders are eligible for a special 1 year membership to the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden and over 35 other cultural gems. CUNY ON THE CONCOURSE 2501 GRAND CONCOURSE, 3RD FL, RM. 342 BRONX, NY 10468 SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 10 HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM THE SITE IS CLOSED EVERYDAY FROM 2-3PM
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 10:00 AM
Register to vote at The Center!
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center – It's almost election time again and it's never been clearer that every vote counts. If you're not registered to vote, take the opportunity to make your voice heard by joining us at The Center for a Voter Registration Drive on Tuesday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! The drive is open to all and there will be English and Spanish speaking staff and volunteers on-hand to assist you with filling out the registration forms. For further details about the Voter Registration Drive, email advocacyevents@gaycenter.org. The voter registration deadline for general elections is Friday, October 13.
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 10:00 AM
Dr. Satya Narayana Dasa - Guest Teacher Workshop
Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York – BHAGAVAD GITA CHAPTERS 1, 2 & 3 Dr. Satya Narayana Dasa is the founder and director of the Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies. His deep respect for ancient wisdom has motivated him to translate several important works from Sanskrit into English. Dr. Dasa will review Chapter One and share an in-depth perspective on the importance of Chapter Two and Three in the Bhagavad Gita. Please bring any copy, but Winthrop Sargeant’s is preferred. $50 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 10:00 AM
Up Close: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
Garden State Plaza – Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel recreates the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing its visitors to experience this art from a new perspective. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using state-of-the-art technology. In order for the observer to fully engage and comprehend the artwork, the paintings have been reproduced in their original sizes. The overwhelming impression for the observer will be the dimensions of the art, the closeness to the picture, and the modern style of the exhibit. As a result, the visitor can explore the artwork up close at a distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel. Parking is available across from Neiman Marcus and Door 10, beyond Ring Road. For more info: https://www.westfield.com/upclose
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 12:00 PM
Quantum Talk - Living by Design
NAPW Networking for Women – Personal development now enjoys the benefits of all we have learned from Quantum Physics. In this session we will look at what drives our decision-making process and how, if we are not achieving the results we wish in life, we can alter our view. It is a simple process that involves first taking a realistic look at how we approach our goals. In coming to terms with how we have been operating it leaves us free to consider new ways of thinking about our choices. Learning to choose powerfully, as opposed to remaining resigned about our circumstances, is the key to living life by design Register here: https://napwlocalchapter.clickmeeting.com/ecoaching-quantum-talk-living-by-design/register?_ga=2.8671669.1070597841.1504108269-807428770.1495644052
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 2:00 PM
Tuesday Matinees: Manhattan Chamber Players
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center – “Absolutely stunning performances – luminous, probing, deeply personal” — Washington Post Works by Strauss, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky Back by popular demand! Manhattan Chamber Players is a collective of top Prize Winners at the Banff, Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, Melbourne, Naumburg, Osaka, Primrose, Queen Elisabeth, Rubenstein, Tchaikovsky, Tertis and Young Concert Artists Competitions. Formed by Artistic Director Luke Fleming, MCP is comprised of an impressive roster of musicians who all come from the tradition of great music making at the Marlboro Music Festival, Steans Institute at Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Yellow Barn and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festivals and Perlman Music Program, and are former students of the Curtis Institute, The Juilliard School, Colburn School, New England Conservatory, and Yale School of Music. Watch the Manhattan Chamber Players perform. Single tickets will go on sale at the end of July.
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 4:00 PM
The College Experience
Friends of the Sheepshead Bay library – Get information about Admissions, continuing education, and financial aide! Join us for 'The College Experience' presented by Kingsborough Community College! If you want to: Continue your education Get training or certification Meet friends with shared interests Join us for an evening of information. Lecture 1: Anna Geller will discuss the “Effects of Branding.” Lecture 2: Jason Leggett will discuss “The Era of the Trump Immigration Policy: No Human is Illegal.” In addition to two mini lectures by faculty members, meet admission, enrollment, and financial aid specialists who can answer your questions and students who will talk about their KCC experience.
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 4:00 PM
Afternoon Fiber
Cook's Arts & Crafts Shoppe – Bring any portable craft out to the shop. Come get some of your UFO's done and meet great people. We are wheel chair accessible and pet friendly.
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 4:30 PM
Rowing Tryouts in Manhattan
Row New York – Come try out for our team, learn to row, and get a serious leg up on the college track. Our teams are free for most participants and include competitions, travel, SAT prep, college tours, tutoring and much more. No experience necessary. Take the 1 Train to 191st St and meet us in the boy’s gym. Middle and High School students, boys and girls welcome. We also have locations in Queens and Brooklyn. Questions? Email Coach Gabby goliveira@rownewyork.org For more information about our programs, visit: http://www.rownewyork.org/programs/programs-for-youth/
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 5:00 PM
The Conversation
Madison Theatre at Molloy College – Join us for this year's Conversation! Art & Women’s Empowerment: - Strength – Courage – Resiliency - Tickets for this event are $30.00 and include a wine and cheese pre-show reception, as well as a ticket to the program. Opening comments will be made by Allison Haunss, Executive Producer and Host of the Working Women's Report. The Art of Triumph is a journey of the human experience which is illuminated and demonstrated through the lens of photography, dance, music, and the spoken word. You will experience The Struggle of emotions and conflict followed by the Spark of Hope and a realization that leads to The Awakening and recognition of the need for healing. Through the support of others, Stand By You becomes the pivotal point as one moves towards The Becoming and the strength that is needed. It is through these forces that the Happiness – the Triumph emerges.
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 6:00 PM
No Warning Down To Nothing Backtrack Twitching Tongues + at Brooklyn Bazaar
Brooklyn Bazaar – This event is being held in our upstairs venue. Scanlon presents: No Warning Down To Nothing Backtrack Twitching Tongues Higher Power Vein MINDFORCE @ The Brooklyn Bazaar Doors at 6 PM All Ages (Under 17 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian 21+). Tuesday September 26th Tickets & More info available at tiny.cc/NOWARNINGBROOKLYN
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 6:00 PM
Free Climbing & Bouldering for NVRD
Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge – We want to cordially invite you to spend National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, September 26th) with us at the Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge location. It's a climbing gym, arts space and community hub that wants to thank the HeadCount family for all the amazing work we do. Brooklyn Boulders QB is opening their doors from 6 PM to 10 PM and allowing free climbing and bouldering for anyone who signs up for local election alerts with HeadCount. And just to make sure we aren't offering anyone bunk deals, I did a test-run of the facility last week. It's safe to say that this is the coolest place ever and climbing there is amazingly fun. On top of that, we'll be handing out free Bobo's Oat Bars to make sure everyone is full of energy and nutrients before climbing. This is going to be absurdly fun. We already are lucky enough to live in the greatest city in the world. Now you'll be able to take part in the greatest National Voter Registration Day event of the year. If you plan on attending please fill out the waiver beforehand to save time: http://brooklynboulders.com/queensbridge/waiver/ BROOKLYN BOULDERS QUEENSBRIDGE http://brooklynboulders.com/queensbridge/ TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 6PM to 10PM 23-10 41st Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 6:00 PM
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Seminar
Queens College – All prospective teachers graduating from Queens College must enroll in this three-hour NYS workshop. Topics include youth drug experimentation, teacher responsibilities, youth drug trends, tobacco use, alcohol use–binge drinking, marijuana use, inhalant use, hallucinogens, club drugs, methamphetamines, over-the-counter drugs, and prescription medications. Open to teachers and teachers’ aides. Note: Late students will not be admitted (per NYS requirement). 3 hrs, 1 session. Pre-Registration is required; there is no registration at the door. Event Location: TBA http://www.qc.cuny.edu/pcs/Programs/ProfessionalDevelopment/Pages/default.aspx
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 6:00 PM
Bourbon Express at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
Rockwood Music Hall
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 6:30 PM
Artist and the Archive: Deconstructing Racial Imagination
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library – Founded by poet and McArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine, The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII) is an interdisciplinary cultural laboratory of writers, activists, scholars, and artists, dedicated to the work of engaging the concept of the racial imagination, specifically critiquing the costs and means by which whiteness and institutional racism have shaped cultural production, politics, and memory. This program will feature a discussion with Rankine and scholars, artists, and writers on art, activism and the archives. They will also explore how TRII’s new online archive will be used by artists and writers seeking to examine important conversations on race in the U.S. and across the globe through artistic practice. Watch on livestream: https://livestream.com/schomburgcenter/events/7642692
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 6:30 PM
The New Education: Cathy Davidson with William P. Kelly
NYPL The New York Public Library – REGISTER TO ATTEND: http://on.nypl.org/2uIaHLT A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past—and shows how we can transform it for our era of constant change. Cathy Davidson says that today's roughly 21 million college students are getting a raw deal. In her latest book, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux, Davidson argues that most higher education is insufficient to meet the demands placed on recent graduates by the "ever more complex and bewildering" realities of the postindustrial, post-Internet world. It will need a revolution if we want future generations of students to succeed. Davidson, who is also the Director of the CUNY Graduate Center’s Futures Initiative, sought out innovators everywhere from forward-thinking community colleges to massive public universities, to elite private schools. The iconoclastic educators she found are remaking their classrooms by emphasizing creativity, collaboration, and adaptability over expertise in single—and often abstract—disciplines. And by inculcating their students with a sense of the multidisciplinary approaches that solutions to real-world problems typically require, they are teaching them not only how to think—but how to learn. Davidson will speak with William P. Kelly, The New York Public Library’s Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries, about her travels through the halls of the new education, and what she has learned about how we can educate students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 6:30 PM
The Banquet of the Beheaded
SculptureCenter – On the occasion of 'Nicola L.: Works, 1968 to the Present,' SculptureCenter will present a staged reading of 'The Banquet of the Beheaded,' with Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Kyle Dancewicz, Brian Droitcour, Moriah Evans, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Ruba Katrib, Baseera Khan, Kayode Ojo, Jessi Reaves, Silas Riener, Aki Sasamoto, Jamie Stevens and C. Spencer Yeh. A performance work by Nicola L. originally mounted at La MaMa E.T.C. in New York in January 1999, 'The Banquet of the Beheaded' is a collection of monologues delivered at a dinner party for decapitated historical figures. At this meeting, twelve characters assemble to describe the circumstances of their iconic deaths, aiming to correct the historical record and reassess the relevance of their fates. Nicola L.'s work brings twelve real and fictional characters of varying fame to her banquet table: Marie Antoinette; Anne Boleyn; Maximilien de Robespierre; Princess Misha'al bint Fahd; Holofernes; Goliath; Medusa; John the Baptist; Eugen Weidmann; Henri Désiré Landru; Charlotte Corday; and Jayne Mansfield. This program is free and open to the public but advance registration is required. About the program: http://www.sculpture-center.org/eventsEvent.htm?id=136781 About the exhibition: http://sculpture-center.org/exhibitionsExhibition.htm?id=136641 Image: Photo for Nicola L.'s 'The Banquet of the Beheaded,' 1999 at La MaMa, New York. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Emanuela Gardener
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 6:30 PM
Christmas Show Auditions
St. George Theatre – The Historic St George Theatre is once again holding open auditions for the annual Christmas Show! In its 14th year, the 2016 St. George Theatre Christmas Show opens December 7th for 5 performances plus one preview invite show for the disabled. Rehearsals are usually held Sunday morning and afternoons. The entire cast MUST be available for technical rehearsals Sunday, December 3rd to 6th with performances December 7th to 10th. AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD FOR THE FOLLOWING: DANCERS: Seeking no one under the age of 8. Especially looking for strong ballet, lyrical and tap dancers. You will be asked to learn and perform a combination at the auditions. Be prepared to dance. ***RICHMONDETTES NEEDED*** This year for the first time in many years we are looking to fill up to 4 positions for the Richmondettes, the dancing stars of the show! Seeking females ages 15-35, standing 5’5”-5’9”, and must have strong technique and professional-level ability in tap, jazz, and overall performance. SINGERS: Looking for strong singers to join our chorus. Teens to mature adult. Prepare 16 bars of an American standard (no rock or rap, please). Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided, but will not transpose. Choirs welcome! SPECIALTY ACTS: Any specialty skills (juggling, unicycle, gymnastics, etc) would be welcome. All ages. Please come to auditions planning on showing the producers your best stage presence. Non-Equity only will be seen at these auditions. There is no fee and no pay for appearing in this production. WHEN: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 TIME: Sign in starts at 6:30pm 7:00pm - specialty acts 7:15pm - dancing 8:00pm - singing WHERE: St George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St, Staten Island, NY 10301 (5 minute walk from the Staten Island Ferry) Rehearsals will begin Sunday, October 15th Tech / Show Week: December 3rd to 10th www.stgeorgetheatre.com / 718-442-2900 / info@sgtr.org
 
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    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 6:30 PM
From Colonial Times through the Federal Era
New-York Historical Society – Architectural historian Barry Lewis takes us on a grand tour of early New York, illuminating how Henry Hudson’s discovery of the Hudson River and the Dutch colony that sprang up around it transformed into the city of New York over the course of 200 years. Barry Lewis, an architectural historian who teaches at Cooper Union Forum, is the former co-host of a popular walking tour series on PBS. Click "Find Tickets" above to purchase tickets.