New Frontiers in Publishing

Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 –  8:00 pm

NYU Steinhardt, Media, Culture and Communication
239 Greene Street, 8th Floor (between West 4th Street and Washington Place)
New York, NY

Publishers are using new technologies and platforms to create, promote, and distribute dynamic content. Hear from the pros at Twitter and Google on how storytelling is changing in the modern world.

Admission is free. RSVP here.

William Daniels: There I Go Again

Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 pm – 8:30pm

The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

Emmy Award-winner William Daniels’ long career in film and TV has been studded with roles that have touched millions, even though they might not know his name. George Feeny, KITT in Knight Rider, Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere, John Adams in 1776–his many roles on the screen as well as the stage have made him countless fans across several generations. With There I Go Again, Daniels guides readers through some of Hollywood’s most cherished productions, offering recollections of entertainment legends including Lauren Bacall, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Mike Nichols, Jason Robards, Barbra Streisand, and many more. He’ll be at the Strand to sign his delightful memoir of a life well lived, and to meet his many fans!

Admission is $26.95 which includes a signed copy of the book.

Media Literacy: Be Your Own Critic

Monday, March 6 at 6:30 – 8:00 pm

NYU Steinhardt, Media, Culture and Communication
239 Greene Street, 8th Floor (between West 4th Street and Washington Place)
New York, NY

Media thought-leaders and front-line journalists examine lessons learned from the 2016 White House run, the prominence of fake news, the status of investigative reporting, and how to know what to believe.

Admission is free for students. $10 admission for non-students. RSVP here.

International Literature Book Club

Monday, March 6, at 7:00pm

McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

On Monday, March 6th, at 7 p.m., join the International Literature Book Group, led by Sarah McNally. We will discuss Sudden Death by Alvaro Enrigue, translated by Natasha Wimmer.

Admission is free.

 

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June 30th – Uptown Showdown

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025

Time: 8pm

You never know what to expect at this bi-monthly, wacky debate series that brings together two teams of comedians, writers and performers to face-off on a chosen topic, such as which pet is superior cats or dogs and is it better to be comfortable or fashionable?

Debaters will argue these lingering questions, drawing from historical fact and personal opinion in equal measure, and with plenty of silliness and audience participation. Forget about school reform and health care, these issues, heatedly argued by some of the funniest, smartest, intensely wacky creative thinkers around, are the topics that keep us awake at night….in a good way. Winner decided by the audience.

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Past Performers include Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Tom Cavanagh, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Maria Bamford, Janeane Garofalo, Jackie Hoffman, David Wain, Sasheer Zamata, Brooks Wheelan, Jon Glaser, Ilana Glazer, Dave Hill, Julie Klausner, A.D. Miles, Christian Finnegan, Elna Baker, Kevin Townley, Tom Shillue and more.

 

July 1st – Word for Word: Mary Pilon’s The Monopolists

Bryant Park Reading Room

Time: 12:30-1:45pm

Pass Go on your way to Free Parking with a look inside the bestselling book that chronicles the secret 80-year history of the famous board game.

“Word for Word Author” is an outdoor reading series that features bestselling authors, celebrity writers, and expert-panelists sharing anecdotes, answering questions from the audience, and signing copies of their latest books.

The Bryant Park Reading Room located on the 42nd Street side of the park—under the trees—between the back of the NYPL on Fifth and Sixth Aves. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.

This event is free

 

July 3rd – I Say Vote Yes: An Afternoon with William Daniels & 1776

Fraunces Tavern Museum 
54 Pearl St.
212-968-1776

Meet actor William Daniels, who played John Adams in 1776, and learn what it was like to portray one of the Founding Fathers in this iconic musical film released in 1972. Daniels will be signing copies of his memoir, Still at Play: My 75 Years in Show Business and Roles America Embraced.

Signing at 1pm; screening begins at 2pm. Reservations not required.

This event is free with museum admission ($1 on open house weekends)