The “Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair” celebrates its 34th anniversary this February, at P.S. 3 in the West Village. "The Hippie School" as its alternative education pioneers fondly nicknamed it in 1971 (and by which it is still known today) sponsors this event yearly to raise funds for the school's inspired enrichment programs. This 2-day fair offers both the serious bibliophile and the casual browser a delightful opportunity to peruse rare and vintage books spanning the 17th through 21st centuries.
They say one out of every hundred people is a psychopath. Join Jon Ronson for a discussion of his book on February 27tH. The Psychopath Test is the New York Times bestselling exploration of their world and the madness industry.
Stand and join on January 30th, to celebrate two amazing debut novels from Zuccotti Park occupiers Stephen Boyer and Rami Shamir. Stephen Boyer is the author of Parasite (Publication Studio 2012), GHOSTS (bent boy books 2010), and compiled "The Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology." Rami Shamir is a Zuccotti occupier and novelist. His work has appeared in Brooklyn Rail, Evergreen Review, SPANK Magazine and Adbusters. He is the author of Train To Pokipse.
In the centennial year of New York's great Grand Central Terminal, all should celebrate the chief engineer of the New York Central Railroad, William J. Wilgus. Few people have had as profound an impact on the history of New York City. Prof. Kurt C. Schlichting will discuss the remarkable career of this innovator, revealing how his tireless work moving people and goods over and under Manhattan Island and its surrounding waterways forever changed New York’s bustling transportation system January 14th at 6:30p.m.
Regina Lee Blaszczyk, author of The Color Revolution will discuss the relationship of color and commerce and its impact on fashion and society on Tuesday, January 8th. When the fashion industry declares that lime green is the new black, or instructs us to “think pink!,” it is not the result of a backroom deal forged by a secretive cabal of fashion journalists, designers, manufacturers, and the editor of Vogue. It is the latest development of a color revolution that has been unfolding for more than a century.
On January 4th, Eyebeam will host the launch and reception for "Alternative Histories," a groundbreaking book —part exhibition catalogue, part cultural history—which documents more than 140 alternative spaces, magazines, and projects, and the significant contributions these organizations have made to the aesthetic and social fabric of New York City.
Pen Parentis celebrates the conclusion of its eighth season of monthly downtown literary salons with an Authorfest on December 11th. Notable newcomer Robin Black joins Triburbia author Karl Taro Greenfeld and Pen Parentis alumni, NYTimes bestselling author Amy Sohn and NYTimes and LATimes Notable Book author Joshua Henkin to present readings of their new works
See and hear legendary artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono discuss her work and her latest book, “An Invisible Flower,” with New York Times architecture critic and global columnist, Michael Kimmelman on Monday, October 15th.
Parents of picky eaters rejoice and gather together for the good news. On August 27th at 7pm, Jenny Rosenstrach has the answer to all your children’s palate problems. A former features director at Cookie Magazine, Rosenstrach’s cookbook Dinner: A Love Story (also the title of her popular cooking blog) will help you make meals that both adults and kids can enjoy. Rosenstrach will speak on the art of the family dinner, offering tips on how to make dinner at home guilt-free and delicious. This is her first event in New York City.