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Highlights in Jazz: Living Jazz Legends

Featuring:Buddy DeFranco with Jay Leonhart, Joe Cohn, Ron Odrich, Ed Metz, Jr. and Bucky Pizzarelli with John Pizzarelli, Martin Pizzarelli, Mickey Roker

For ticketing informatin call (212) 220-1460

November 13, 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Pigeon Party

Mo Willem's Pigeon is back and ready to party! Squeezing all the fun of the first three Pigeon books into one raucous production, this lively show for children 3 and up is full of fun, feathers, laughter and excitement and features original music and lots of audience participation. Can you stop Pigeon from driving the bus? Will he share the hot-dog? And after all that, it's time for bed; the Bus Driver wants Pigeon to go to bed, all his friends want him to go to bed, but the question is - will you let him stay up late?

Ages: 3+

November 7, 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Testimony of Senator Squadron Regarding the Proposed expansion of the SOHO Case Iron District

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to testify today. My name is Daniel Squadron and I represent the 25th Senate District in the New York State Senate. My district includes Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Gowanus in Brooklyn, and the neighborhoods of Tribeca, Battery Park City, the Lower East Side, Chinatown, the Financial District, Little Italy, SoHo and the East Village in Manhattan. As a representative of this district, I enthusiastically support the expansion of the SoHo Cast Iron District.

File: 
SoHo Cast Iron Testimonydocx.pdf

October 27, 2009
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The Fog of Ethics in Albany

Feature article in the New York Times

Extortion, bribery, racketeering — those are just some of the crimes that have sent members of the New York State Legislature to jail in the last five years. The good news is that the authorities caught up with them. The bad news is how easily and how long they were able to exploit the system, and New York’s long-suffering citizens, before they were caught.

October 27, 2009
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Re-opening the Rector Street Bridge!

I was proud to assist the New York State Department of Transportation in re-opening the Rector Street Bridge on schedule.  I facilitated the acceleration of electrical work by ConEdison, which allowed the enhanced lighting to be in place in time for the October 9 opening of  the bridge.

October 27, 2009
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Protecting Neighborhood Businesses

As chair of the Senate Cities Committee, I hosted a public hearing on retail diversity and neighborhood health on September 19th.  Too often, New York City neighborhoods suffer from a drought of diverse retail or suffer as locally owned businesses are driven out.   My hearing brought together small business owners, government officials, and community members to discuss the problem and identify potential solutions.  The goal is to develop state policies to promote local and diverse retail.  If you have ideas for how to promote retail diversity and neighborhood health

October 26, 2009
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Gov asks mayor & Thompson for B.P.C. help

By Julie Shapiro

Feature article in the Downtown Express

Desperate to fill the $3 billion hole in the state’s budget this year, Gov. David Paterson is making another grab for the Battery Park City Authority’s money.

Paterson wants to take $300 million from the authority, which would be an unprecedented use of the authority’s funds. Paterson tried and failed to do something similar earlier this year, and his current proposal is also far from a done deal.

October 23, 2009
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Greenbridge Workshops: Introduction to Permaculture

Preregistration is required at least one week in advance for the workshop. Call 718-623-7220 for more information or to register. 

Free, but space is limited!

November 10, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Greenbridge Workshops: Street Tree Care

Preregistration is required at least one week in advance for the workshop. Call 718-623-7220 for more information or to register.  Free, but space is limited!

November 5, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Greenbridge Workshops: Rainwater Harvesting

Preregistration is required at least one week in advance for the workshop. Call 718-623-7220 for more information or to register.  Free, but space is limited!

October 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry

6:30pm: Panel with Brenda Cárdenas, David Dominguez, Gina Franco, Scott Inguito, Urayoán Noel & Rich Villar. Moderated by Francisco Aragón

8:00pm: Reading with Brenda Cárdenas, David Dominguez, Gina Franco & Scott Inguito

Francisco Aragón , poet and editor of The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry , hosts a reading of leading Latino poets and a panel exploring multi- and interlingualism, the role of location and other topics.

October 29, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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A Reading of the Poetry of Thom Gunn with Alfred Corn, Elaine Equi, Wendy Lesser, Robert Pinsky, Robert Polito, Tom Sleigh & Joshua Weiner

Cosponsored by the Poetry Society of America and the New School.

@ Theresa Lang Community & Student CenterArnhold HallThe New School55 West 13th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

Admission Free

October 28, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Past the Barriers: The Poetry & Poetics of Thom Gunn

A Conversation with John Peck & Brian TeareIntroduced by Joshua Weiner

Poets John Peck and Brian Teare discuss the formal precision and bold subject matter of British poet Thom Gunn (1929–2004), who found his poetic voice during the five decades he lived in the Bay Area.

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

October 27, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Sudden Orpheus : A Puppet Show by Ariel Goldberger & Leonard Schwartz with Diane Ferrer

The performance on Saturday, October 24 will be followed by a panel at 3:30pm with Thalia Field, Edwin Frank, Ariel Goldberger, Claudia Orenstein & Leonard Schwartz

In Sudden Orpheus , an avant-garde puppet-theater piece for adults, puppeteer Ariel Goldberger and poet Leonard Schwartz explore the frontier between poetry and puppetry, drawing from the myth of Orpheus, the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti and Schwartz's own poems. A panel discussion follows the Saturday performance.

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

October 24, 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Sudden Orpheus : A Puppet Show by Ariel Goldberger & Leonard Schwartz with Diane Ferrer

The performance on Saturday, October 24 will be followed by a panel at 3:30pm with Thalia Field, Edwin Frank, Ariel Goldberger, Claudia Orenstein & Leonard Schwartz

In Sudden Orpheus , an avant-garde puppet-theater piece for adults, puppeteer Ariel Goldberger and poet Leonard Schwartz explore the frontier between poetry and puppetry, drawing from the myth of Orpheus, the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti and Schwartz's own poems. A panel discussion follows the Saturday performance.

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

October 23, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Public Seminars with John Felstiner: “ Can Poetry Save the Earth? ”

In a round-table discussion, John Felstiner leads an in-depth exploration of poems that reveal our spirited yet fraught connection with nature, poems whose environmental imprint and impetus can freshen and sharpen our consciousness of the world around us.

Readings for the first seminar: Psalms , the Wordsworths, Coleridge, Keats, Clare, Whitman, Dickinson, Hopkins, Frost and Williams; for the second evening: Lawrence, Jeffers, Millay, Roethke, Bishop, Levertov, Haines, Ammons, Merwin, Kinnell, Hughes and Snyder. All materials provided.

October 22, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Public Seminars with John Felstiner: “ Can Poetry Save the Earth? ”

In a round-table discussion, John Felstiner leads an in-depth exploration of poems that reveal our spirited yet fraught connection with nature, poems whose environmental imprint and impetus can freshen and sharpen our consciousness of the world around us.

Readings for the first seminar: Psalms , the Wordsworths, Coleridge, Keats, Clare, Whitman, Dickinson, Hopkins, Frost and Williams; for the second evening: Lawrence, Jeffers, Millay, Roethke, Bishop, Levertov, Haines, Ammons, Merwin, Kinnell, Hughes and Snyder. All materials provided.

October 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Reforming Albany: What is Wrong with the State Legislature and How to Fix It

A panel discussion taking place Oct 27th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Moderated by:

Lawrence Norden, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice

Featuring:

    The Honorable Hakeem Jeffries, Assemblymember, 57th District, New York State Assembly

    Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause/New York

October 27, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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