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Arturo Schomburg Lecture and Conversation: The Lost Black Scholar

January 24, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm


The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought tells the story of Allison Davis, one of America’s first black anthropologists and the first tenured African American professor at a predominantly white university. Davis’s groundbreaking investigations into inequality, Jim Crow America, and cultural biases of intelligence testing had lasting effects on public policy, including contributions to Brown v. Board of Education, the federal Head Start program, and school testing practices.

Join us for our annual Arturo Schomburg Lecture as Davis’s son, Gordon Davis, author David A. Varel, and Schomburg Director Kevin Young discuss how black scholars like Davis laid the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement by advancing American social thought.

Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street, New York NY 10037 

Last Call: Prohibition in NYC at 100

January 24, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: $20 General Admission | $15 for Museum Members

21+ event. Includes Museum admission.

Raise a glass to Prohibition in New York City in a conversation and small batch rum tasting inspired by the lasting legacy of this now legendary period.

One hundred years ago this January, Prohibition was passed into law with the now infamous 18th Amendment that barred the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.” To mark the centennial of this failed social experiment, cocktail historian Dave Wondrich, Drinks Correspondent for The Daily Beast, sits down with food and culture editor Ariel Lauren Wilson to revisit this unprecedented effort to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes, drinking. They will be joined by Bridget Firtle, founder and head distiller of Brooklyn's own Prohibition-inspired Owney's Rum, and Karl Franz Williams, owner of 67 Orange Street, a speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar in Harlem. 

After the program, sample a Prohibition-era cocktail made with Owney's Rum, which pays homage to the style commonly enjoyed in New York City speakeasies during the period, and enjoy live jazz from the James Ohn Trio.

About the Speakers: 

Bridget Firtle left a Wall Street career to found the rum distillery The Noble Experiment NYC in East Williamsburg in 2012. The Noble Experiment NYC produces Owney’s Distiller’s Reserve, an unaged white rum, and Owney's Rum, a new premium blended white rum made from Owney's Distiller's Reserve and two year-old cask-aged Dominican rum. 

Dave Wondrich is widely recognized as an authority on the history of the cocktail. He serves as Drinks Correspondent for The Daily Beast is also the author of five books including the James Beard Award-winning Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar (2007). 

Karl Franz Williams is the owner and bartender at Solomon & Kuff's Rum Hall and 67 Orange Street in Harlem. In 2015, he also resurrected The Anchor, a historic bar in New Haven, Connecticut. Prior to that, Williams spent a decade working in the marketing and brand management departments of Procter & Gamble and Pepsi Cola. 

Ariel Lauren Wilson (moderator) is the editor-in-chief of Edible Manhattan, a quarterly publication that tells the story of how the city eats. She grew up on a farm in western North Carolina and is a 2018 Stone Barns fellow.

This talk is part of our Core Conversations series, which features the city's most original thinkers as they engage with topics related to our ongoing New York at Its Core exhibition.

Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10029 US

Riverdale Children’s Theatre and Lehman Stages present Matilda Jr.

Friday, January 25th at 8pm
Saturday, January 26th at 8pm
Sunday, January 27th at 1pm and 5pm
Friday, February 1st at 8pm
Saturday, February 2nd at 1pm and 8pm
Sunday, February 3rd at 1pm

Price: All Seats $15 ($18 at the door)

RCT is proud to have been chosen by Music Theatre International to produce this special pilot production of Matilda Jr!  Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Location: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx NY 10468 US

Roberto Roena

January 26, 2019 8:00pm

Tickets: VIP $100, $65, $55, $50

Y Su Apollo Sound
with Sammy González, Tito Cruz, Carlos Santos and Endel Dueño

Roberto Roena is one of the most renowned salsa creator in Puerto Rico and around the world. He is famous for his participation in the Combo of Cortijo, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Fania, Puerto Rico All Stars and Legendary Apollo Sound. 

He returns to the Lehman Center to celebrate more than 55 years of splendor, rhythm and flavor of his musical talent! Special guests and Original Singers will include Sammy González, Tito Cruz and Carlos Santos, the voices behind great hits like Tu Loco, Loco, (his first hit), Mi Desengaño, Lamento de Concepción, Cui Cui, Avísale a Mi Contrario, Marejada Feliz, Peldaño, “Regaño al Corazón, and Progreso, and the legendary Master Timbalero Endel Dueño.

Location: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx NY 10468 US


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