Beverly Hills, California
Sunday, January 7, 2018
New York City’s first Jewish community was Sephardic (Spanish, Portuguese, and Mediterranean) and made New York a city that welcomes all peoples. The Jewish community is part of the foundation of Spanish culture including Flamenco and continues to make important contributions to the culture of Europe and the Americas. In New York we grew up in the same neighborhoods so we are very connected. We are a community that welcomes everyone. We stand together.
4 West 58th St
near Fifth Avenue
OPENED November 24, 2017
Film Society of Lincoln Center
144 West 65th St
between Amsterdam & Columbus
Wednesday – Tuesday
January 10 – 23, 2018
Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th St, Suite 1406
at Madison Avenue, Midtown East
December 14, 2017 – Saturday, January 27, 2018
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
Front entrance Seventh Ave
at 32nd St Chelsea, Manhattan
Sunday, January 28, 2018
140+ Open Access Sites
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Saturday – Sunday
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October 14 – 15, 2017
December 12 – Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Grand Army Plaza
Manhattan & Brooklyn
General Assembly opens Tuesday, September 12, 2017
General Debate runs through Monday, September 25, 2017
253 West 125th St
between Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th Ave) & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (7th Ave)
Friday – Saturday
December 1 – 2, 2017
Metropolitan Opera House Lincoln Center
September – October 2017
LAST SHOW THIS SEASON
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Sofia Coppola, Roberta Mancino, Philippe Petit, Anthony Bourdain, and Françoise Mouly
Friday – Sunday
October 6 – 8, 2017
1334 York Ave
Upper East Side
Viewing Saturday, May 20-25, 2017
Auction Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Austrian-Jewish writer was one of the great international writers of the 1930s. When Europe self-destructed, he saved himself through exile in Brazil, but never stood up to Fascism. Opened May 12. Now playing at Lincoln Center Cinemas in the Upper West Side, Fri, May 19, 2017.
40 West 57th St, 2nd Floor, Midtown
May 10 – June 17, 2017
World premiere of Martín Palmeri’s Tango Credo conducted by Saul Zaks, paired with the Ariel Ramírez classic Misa Criolla at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center, Sun, Apr 30, 2017. SAVE 50%
The Argentine conductor talks about conducting, Tango, the immigrant experience, and the ends of the world before conducting the world premiere of Martín Palmieri’s Tango Credo at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center
Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y explores the classic theater tunes of George Gershwin and Howard Arlen. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8pm.
Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y explores the music of Duke Ellington’s collaborator Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8pm with Bill Charlap.
Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y explores the Stride Jazz piano style that developed out of Ragtime. Featuring clarinetist Anat Cohen on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8pm.
Cole’s brother Freddy Cole sings hits like “Unforgettable” and “Mona Lisa.” The band is led by Jazz in July Artistic Director Bill Charlap. It’s at the 92nd Street Y, Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8pm.
Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y goes to Hollywood with the songs of composer Arthur Schwartz and lyricist Howard Dietz. Featuring Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, and Sandy Stewart. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 8pm
The great Jazz pianist opens Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y with a night of unforgettable Swing-era hits.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 8pm
1950s radio played American Songbook standards, Rock and Roll hits, and Country classics. The program directed by two-time Tony Award winner James Naughton features Argentine vocalist Solange Prat.
92nd Street Y
February 27-29, 2016
New York City’s first Jewish community helped make our city a city that is open to all.
In 1654 a group of twenty-three Sephardic (Spanish & Portuguese) Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition in Brazil arrived in what was then Dutch New Amsterdam.
Peter Stuyvesant, the town’s Director-General, wrote to his bosses in the Dutch West India Company for permission to expel the Sephardi.
In their wisdom, the directors wrote back,
“The consciences of men ought to be free and unshackled, so long as they continue moderate, peaceable, inoffensive and not hostile to government. Such have been the maxims of … toleration by which … this city has been governed; and the result has been, that the oppressed and persecuted from every country have found among us an asylum from distress. Follow in the same steps and you shall be blessed.”
From “New York” by Ric Burns and James Sanders with Lisa Ades
Ever since all the peoples of the world have been welcomed in New York City as long as they are willing to work and be governed. The directors were correct. We have been blessed.
Like much of humanity, Jewish Spain is rich, but complicated. There is a great shared history, and then the Inquisition and the expulsion of 1492.
In the Jews and the Arts in Medieval Europe section of the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art describes it this way, “Jewish communities of the Iberian Peninsula have a particularly rich artistic and intellectual heritage owing to long periods of religious tolerance by both Muslims and Christians prior to the persecution of 1391 and eventually forced expulsion of the Jews in 1492 from Spain and 1497 from Portugal.”
The key words here are “religious tolerance.” Tolerance benefits all communities and is a characteristic of successful empires.