Issues: Arts and Culture

Recycled Arts Workshops!

Recycled Arts Workshops! Join us for Recycled Arts Workshops on Thursdays from 7-9pm at our DUMBO location! Learn to make critters, dreamcatchers, jewelry, inner tube wallets and more! All are welcome to participate in these free art making events!

December 3 - Fun with Inner Tubes (Spoke flowers, inner tube wallets, belts)

December 3, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senator Diane Savino Speaks at the Calandra Institute's 30th Anniversary

 Senator Diane J. Savino spoke at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's 30th Year Anniversary, on November 30, 2009.  

The Institute works to foster higher education among Italian-Americans. Senator Savino spoke about the importance of promoting the rich cultural and intellectual history of Italians and Italian Americans.

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November 25, 2009
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2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009
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Concert: Celebration of Praise and Thanksgiving - Free Concert (but tickets are required)

For information call 718 284 4700.  Tickets are free but required.

November 15, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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500 Years of Latin American Poetry

with Mónica de la Torre, LaTasha Nevada Diggs, Michelle Gil-Montero, Bob Holman, Simon Pettet, Rodrigo Toscano, Cecilia Vicuña & Molly Weigel Introduced by Cecilia Vicuña

Cecilia Vicuña, co-editor of The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology, introduces an evening of acclaimed poets reading 500 years of Latin America poetry, from the oral poetries of the Guaraní and Tzotzil women to César Vallejo and Carlos Drummond de Andrade.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, Free to Poets House Members

 

November 18, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Passwords: Kit Robinson on "Time is/Was: Writing Memory in the Discontinuous Present"

In a discussion of the improvisational text, Berkeley poet Kit Robinson draws on his recent work as well as resonant writings by Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, Free to Poets House Members

 

 

November 17, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Transfer: A Seminar with Naomi Shihab Nye

Poet Naomi Shihab Nye, the author and editor of over 20 volumes, leads a round- table session for adults that explores how poetry can help us navigate the different phases of our lives—from youth to old age—while examining such issues as absence and presence, loss and discovery. Nye will share her own work about the death of her father and her experience editing an anthology of poems by young poets.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, Free to Poets House Members

 

 

November 14, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Buzz with Naomi Shihab Nye

In this workshop of reading, writing and discussing poems about our lives, Naomi Shihab Nye, author of the recent young-adult poetry collection Honeybee, explores how poetry functions as the honey of the hive.

Admission Free

November 14, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Correspondences: A Reading & Conversation with Angela Jackson & Patricia Spears Jones

Chicago writer Angela Jackson joins poet Patricia Spears Jones for a reading and conversation about their respective writings, including Jackson’s new novel Where I Must Go. Cosponsored by Cave Canem.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, Free to Poets House Members and Cave Canem Fellows

November 12, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Correspondences: A Reading & Conversation with Göran Sonnevi & Rika Lesser

In celebration of his 70th birthday and the publication of his new book, Mozart's Third Brain, the preeminent Swedish poet Göran Sonnevi makes a rare appearance with his English-language translator, poet Rika Lesser.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, Free to Poets House Members

November 5, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Polish Poetry Now

Reading with Tadeusz Dąbrowski, Bożena Keff, Marzanna Kielar & Tomasz Różycki

Four leading Polish poets discuss contemporary Polish poetry with translators Bill Johnston and Benjamin Paloff. A bilingual reading follows the next evening. Cosponsored by the Boston Review, the Poetry Society of America, the Polish Cultural Institute and Zephyr Press.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, Free to Poets House Members and Poetry Society of America Members

November 4, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Polish Poetry Now

Panel Moderated by Bill Johnston & Benjamin Paloff

Four leading Polish poets discuss contemporary Polish poetry with translators Bill Johnston and Benjamin Paloff. A bilingual reading follows the next evening. Cosponsored by the Boston Review, the Poetry Society of America, the Polish Cultural Institute and Zephyr Press.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, Free to Poets House Members and Poetry Society of America Members

November 3, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Russian Film Week 2009

Opening Night: Anna Karenina

 

November 13, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Dialogues In The Visual Arts

The Nerve of Drawing: Three Artists from the Kentler Flatfiles

Wednesday, November 11 - 7:00 PM$5 – Includes Reception

This panel features artists whose interpretation of drawing expands the definition of the genre. Selected from the gallery’s database of artists, Marietta Hoferer, Richard Howe and Joanne Howard will present and discuss their work. The moderator is Florence Neal: artist, Director and Co-Founder of the Kentler International Drawing Space in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

November 11, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Marty Golden with Zoe Koutsoupakis, Vice President of Marathon Bank,

Senator Marty Golden with Zoe Koutsoupakis, Vice President of Marathon Bank, join with representatives from St. Ephrem's School who participated in the Bay Ridge Community Council Halloween Art Window Painting Contest and painted the window's at the bank'

October 29, 2009
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