Since the holidays are almost upon us, here are some great events to get you into the holiday spirit! (If the snow on Saturday didn’t already hype you up.) Continue reading “Around Town | Dec. 12th – Dec. 18th”
While there are a lot of great events going on around New York City this week, we hope to see you at the David Pecker Lecture on Wednesday, November 29 at 6pm. The 2017/18 David Pecker Distinguished Lecturer of Publishing is Bette Rockmore, who will present on “Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to Corporate America.” (To RSVP and to see an interview with Rockmore, click here.) Meanwhile, here are more awesome events you can attend this week! Continue reading “Around Town | Nov. 28th – Dec. 4th”
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012
Art After Trump: A Response and a Gathering is a marathon-style (no introductions, no hosts) reading hosted by and featuring artists and arts administrators. The results of the 2016 election were a shocking education for many on the realities of our fellow citizens. We asked our 150 performers: as an artist, how are you reacting to this uncertain future? What do you want to say or do? Each performer was invited to prepare a 2-minute performance of any form and any content.
Admission is free. Please RSVP on Facebook.
92nd St. Y
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
New York, NY
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075
Event is in French. Come celebrate the holidays with French novelist Stéphane Audeguy, 2016 laureate of the Wepler Prize with Histoire du lion personne (Seuil).
Admission is free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
The giving spirits of humanity as a whole are more exposed during the holiday season; Operation Christmas Child, the Salvation Army donation pots on street corners and in front of department stores, and donation campaigns from companies of every kind. Just this morning, I got an email from Duane Reade to tell me about their partnership with City Harvest and how I can donate to their cause to feed the hungry in New York City.
While food and nonprofit support is the object of many giving campaigns and fundraisers, Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent series, has added another flavor to the mix: books. In partnership with First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides access to new books for children in need, Roth launched her #AbnegationDonation campaign.
“For me, the whole Divergent series is about the question of what selflessness is and what it means,” Roth told PW, about her inspiration for the campaign. “This is a way to do something good with that question. And, I’m in the holiday spirit, so it’s good timing all around.”
HarperCollins and First Book already have a longstanding relationship, but Roth made their partnership even more personal with her campaign.
“They do incredible things,” Roth said. “We talked about how they work, and I was very impressed by their mission. It seemed like a natural fit for me to get involved.”
For every $2.50 that is donated to First Book through the #AbnegationDonation page on the First Book website during December, HarperCollins will donate a new copy of Divergent to First Book.