Monthly Archives: June 2016

Jul 6 Wed 6.30pm New America Social Cinema – Zero Days: A Social Cinema Screening

Another solid documentary in New America’s big issue series anticipated general release on Friday (Jul 8) by two days, and next day discussion on NPR’s Leonard Lopate show and PBS Newshour with director Alex Gibney of this absorbing work, Zero … Continue reading

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Jul 4 All Day and Evening July 4: Back With The Best: WKCR – Global Home of Jazz History Refurbished Plays All Louis Armstrong

Ultimate jazz radio on WKCR in NYC back on line for phones pads and PCs Here you will find Louis all July 4, Bach 24/7 Christmas till New Year Phil Schaap loquacious but knowledgeable presenter historian perseveres in place, has … Continue reading

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Jun 30 Thu 6.30pm New America Anu Partanen Gross National Happiness: The Nordic Search for a Better Life with Sanjay Reddy and Liza Mundy

Another demonstration, along with Michael Moore’s revelatory masterpiece Where to Invade Next, of how difficult those who are plugged into the current economy in Manhattan through family or job find it to realize fully how much is lacking here in … Continue reading

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Jun 27 Mon 6.30pm New America – Getting Government Secrets with Stephen Engelberg, Rebecca Williams, Brett Max Kaufman, Sarah Cohen, Talia Buford

Clearly government and business entities are as reluctant as ever to confess their sins or even let the public know anything about their inner workings unless forced to with a FOIA enquiry, judging from this panel of practiced nosey parkers, … Continue reading

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Jun 26-28 (9.30am North Hall) 10am-5pm Sun-Tues (to 4pm) Javits’ Gargantuan Smorgasbord: Summer Fancy Food Show

The usual serendipity of unearthing through personal contact the sometimes glorious quality of new US offerings and the consistently outstanding European delectables often still battling to get into US distribution amid overwhelming global competition yielded a long list of discoveries … Continue reading

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Jun 22 Wed-23 Thu CE Week Exhibits, Conference Program

What is CE Week? Located in the media capital of the world, CE Week is the mid-year tech industry gathering where the trends that are driving adoption of today’s innovative new technologies are examined and the new products and services … Continue reading

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Jun 21 Tue 8pm National Arts Club Mark Zwonitzer book, The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain and the Rise of American Imperialism

We arrived late for this author’s measured reading of his well received historical narrative of the interplay of two great turn of the century friends and players in American international policy – John Hay who was an aide close to … Continue reading

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Jun 20 Mon 6.30pm Gen David H. Petraeus at New America

A typical New America opportunity to hear what the distinguished General might have had to say if asked good questions, but his appearance here resulted in fairly standard answers on various topics raised by the interlocutor, with few surprises, except … Continue reading

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Jun 17 Fri 6.30p-8pm CI Presents Luca Ciarla, Violinist, Mutli Instrumentalist

In this well attended last of four concerts of solo instrumentalists from Italy at ICI, Luca Ciarla from Sicily and his violin, in the twentieth concert of his tour of 22 in the US, performed as a one man band … Continue reading

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Jun 16 Thu 10-11.30am Morgan City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics

“The greatest theater in the world” Garibaldi called the Rome he viewed from the top of the Janiculum Hill in 1849, at the end of a century when great artists and writers been drawn to the city when it was … Continue reading

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Monday, June 13, 10 a.m.–noon Transcendent Paintings from Northern India’s Rajput Courts at the Met (Jun 14 Tue-Sep 12 Mon)

Exquisite, timeless food for the soul, another huge step forward in the great series of shows from Indian art presented by the Met in the past year, these 100 paintings from the mid 1500s to the 1800s in Northern India … Continue reading

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Jun 9 Thu 2016 6:30pm Italian Cultural Institute FRANCESCO CAFISO Quartet: Francesco Cafiso – AltoSax Domenico Sanna – Piano Marco Panascia – Bass McClenty Hunter – Drums

An opportunity to hear close up and intimate Sicily’s finest alto-sax player who emerged early on the world stage with a free and fruitful talent in a small room packed wall to wall with a standing room only audience some … Continue reading

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