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Senator Montgomery Announces Reform Agenda to "Rightsize" Juvenile Justice System

Senator Montgomery announces her 2010 NYS Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda at a press briefing in New York City on March 19, 2010.

April 7, 2010
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Nox: From Box to Book with Anne Carson & Currie

Thursday, April 29, 7:00pmNox: From Box to Book with Anne Carson & Currie

With artistic collaborator Currie, poet Anne Carson discusses and reads from Nox, her illustrated "book in a box" that elegizes the loss of her brother with photos, collages, sketches and poetry written through the lens of her translation of Catullus.

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

April 29, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry

Tuesday, April 27, 7:00pmThe Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetrywith Maria Isabel Alfonso, Lourdes Gil, James Irby, Mark Weiss & Christopher Winks

On the occasion of the publication of The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry, editor Mark Weiss, contributors and translators explore major trends in Cuban poetry, both on and off the island.

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

April 27, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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The Opening of the Field: Workshops with Nalini Nadkarni (Friday only) & Leonard Schwartz

Friday, April 23, 7:00–9:00pmSaturday, April 24, 2:00–5:00pmThe Opening of the Field: Workshops with Nalini Nadkarni (Friday only) & Leonard Schwartz

These poetry workshops with rainforest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni and poet Leonard Schwartz introduce the surprisingly creative language used by scientists to describe ecology and explore commonalities between literary texts and ecosystems.

April 23, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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The Opening of the Field: A Conversation with Nalini Nadkarni & Leonard Schwartz

Thursday, April 22, 7:00pm

The Opening of the Field: A Conversation with Nalini Nadkarni & Leonard Schwartz

On Earth Day, rainforest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni and poet Leonard Schwartz examine how poetic and scientific understandings of nature might be combined to inspire environmental stewardship.

Part of Ecopoetic Futures, a series of events that examine poetry and the environment. Programs in this series are funded, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Council for the Humanities.

April 22, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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A Civil Feast of Jazz & Poetry

A Civil Feast of Jazz & Poetrywith Poet Afaa Michael Weaver & Jazz Musicians Harold Anderson, Bill Lowe & Stan Strickland

Poet Afaa Michael Weaver and acclaimed musicians perform jazz pieces and recitals of Weaver's poems, followed by conversation about music and verse.

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

April 21, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Nordic Voices: A Reading & Conversation with Jörgen Gassilewski, Anna Hallberg & Jonas J. Magnusson

Wednesday, April 21, 12:30pmNordic Voices: A Reading & Conversation with Jörgen Gassilewski, Anna Hallberg & Jonas J. Magnusson

Young Swedish poets Jörgen Gassilewski and Anna Hallberg read their work and talk with conceptual artist and translator Jonas J. Magnusson.

Admission Free

April 21, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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Grand Opening of the Constance Laibe Hays Children's Room at Poets House

Saturday, April 17, 11:00am–3:00pmGrand Opening of the Constance Laibe Hays Children's Room at Poets House

Join us for a celebration of our new children's room! Festivities begin at 11:00am with U.S. Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman and teacher Linda Winston sharing poems from their anthology, The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination. The revelry continues with giveaways, creative writing exercises and other surprises.

Admission Free

April 17, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Texts to Argue Through: A Conversation with John D'Agata, Thalia Field & Jena Osman

Friday, April 16, 7:00pmTexts to Argue Through: A Conversation with John D'Agata, Thalia Field & Jena Osman

Essayist John D'Agata, cross-genre writer Thalia Field and experimental poet Jena Osman trace how research-based projects can evolve into book-length lyric essays and serial poems.

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

April 16, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Spain's Bard: Jesús Aguado with Electa Arenal & Beatrix Gates

Tuesday, April 13, 7:00pmSpain's Bard: Jesús Aguado with Electa Arenal & Beatrix Gates

Award-winning Spanish poet Jesús Aguado is joined by his English language translators for a bilingual reading and conversation about Iberian poetry, translation and Aguado's work.

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

April 13, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Morahan returns to Senate to be recognized by colleagues

Senator Morahan returns to the New York State Senate to be recognized by colleagues, stronger then ever, after a 41-day battle to combat and beat leukemia.

April 7, 2010
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"Can Poetry Save the Earth?"

Saturday, April 10, 4:30–5:45pm"Can Poetry Save the Earth?"A Panel with Sandra Alcosser, Brenda Iijima, Leonard Schwartz & Jonathan Skinner Poets House @ the 2010 AWP Conference in Denver

This panel brings contemporary poetry and poetics into conversation with ecological activism and education.

Admission free for registered AWP Conference participants For details, visit www.awpwriter.org

April 10, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
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Black Nature: A Panel & Poetry Reading with Camille T. Dungy, Sean Hill, Yusef Komunyakaa & Evie Shockley

Saturday, April 3Panel: 2:30pm; Reading: 4:00pmBlack Nature: A Panel & Poetry Reading with Camille T. Dungy, Sean Hill, Yusef Komunyakaa & Evie Shockley

Contributors to the landmark anthology Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry gather for conversation and readings. Cosponsored by Cave Canem.

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

April 3, 2:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Town of Smithtown Household Hazardous Waste Event

The Town of Smithtown is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Event for residents to dispose of a variety of items around their home that may be hazardous or even toxic.

Smithtown residents are encouraged to bring the following unwanted materials (in their original containers) to the Municipal Service Facility:

Adhesives

Alcohols

Antifreeze

Brake Fluid

April 24, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Photo Caption: Senator Skelos displays a list of taxes and fees added by Senate Democrats over the last two years.  

 

Democrats in Albany are getting ready to once again sock New York taxpayers with more than $8.2 billion in tax increases on individuals, families, businesses and consumers. The tax hikes are being brought to you by the same groups that successfully fought for $8.5 billion in tax increases last year to pay for more government spending.

 

April 7, 2010
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Aubertine, Senate Majority Push for Budget Reform

Sen. Aubertine: Legislature must seize opportunity to make long overdue fundamental reforms

ALBANY (April 7, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today joined his colleagues in pushing for significant budget reforms that would address several of the root causes of New York State’s current fiscal trouble.

April 7, 2010
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Serendipity Residents Receive Warm "Albany" Welcome

Senator Montgomery, Senator Thomas Duane, and Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson welcome residents of SERENDIPITY to Albany. Based in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, SERENDIPITY is a residential substance abuse treatment program operated by New York Therapeutic Communities, Inc.

April 7, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR LOCAL LEADERS IN CELEBRATION OF GREEK HERITAGE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is announcing that he will be honoring local leaders at a celebration of Greek Heritage in Brooklyn.

Senator Golden will also be recognizing the long standing contributions of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church to the greater Bay Ridge community.

The honorees to be recognized are as follows:

Basil Capetanakis, Merchant and Civic Leader, Former Member of Community Board 10

Stella Kokolis, Educator and Founder and President of Hellenic American Teachers Federation

April 7, 2010
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Miss USA Visits Albany

During her visit to New York's State Capitol, Miss USA 2009, Kristen Dalton of North Carolina, met with Senator Montgomery and other legislators. Ms. Dalton talked to the Senator about her interest in women's health issues, including her advocacy work around breast cancer education.

April 7, 2010
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Senator Stachowski Celebrates All Things Polish On Dyngus Day

                             Senator Stachowski Celebrates All Things                                           Polish On Dyngus Day

April 7, 2010
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