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Z-list 3/10-6/24/11

The Letter Z

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03/10-6/5 Conceptual artist Glenn Ligon, midcareer retrospective, “Glenn Ligon: America,” at the Whitney Museum. $18. 11-6 Wed-Sun. Pay What you wish Fri 6-9. 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
03/17 6:30 – 8 pm. Thursday, Lecture by Bhikkhu Bodhi on “Adorning our Hearts, Transforming our World: The Practice of Loving Kindness.” in LH1, Charles B. Wang Center. Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi will explain how the practice of loving kindness (Metta) provides the key both to finding inner happiness and meeting the challenge of creating a better world. Ven. Bodhi will also speak about his work as the founder of Buddhist Global Relief, an organization dedicated to alleviating poverty and chronic malnutrition around the world. His presentation will include a guided session of loving kindness meditation.
03/17 Thursday 7:30 PM Poet Stan Barkin plus open reading Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Café 1708 Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY 11566http://www.poetsinnassau.blogspot.com/
03/18 Friday 5:45pm Son of a Pony’s Dada Poetry Salon! Joanie Hieger Zosike, Brant Lyon, Valery Oisteanu, The Typewriter Girls & others, limited open myke PLUS a free copy of Maintenant 5: Contemporary Dada Poetry Journal to first 25 people Hosted by Kat Georges The Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia Street (West 4th/Bleecker) $7 includes 1 free drink | 212.989.9319 www.facebook.com/sonofpony?v=app_2344061033&ref=ts Subway: A/C/E/B/D/F/V to West 4th or 1/9 to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square
03/18 Friday 8:00pm HHS Conklin Barn: Huntington The Poetry Cafe at HHS Barn, hosted by George Wallace at HHS Conklin Barn, Corner High St/Rte 110, Huntington.(Route 110 and High Street, two blocks south of Main Street)$5.00 donation appreciated
03/19 Saturday 7:00pm – 10:00pm This Isn’t Your Mother’s Opera Sopranos Tara Kavanagh & Jessica Zamek, Pianist Jeremy Weissmann Steinway & Sons 505 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville, NY 11747 $16 / $11 students & seniors Joyous Voices: http://jessicazamek.yolasite.com/joyous-voices.php 631-361-6230 joyousvoices@gmail.com
03/19 Saturday 7:30pm – 9:30pm Folk Music Society of Huntington presents Island Songwriter’s Showcase Congregational Church of Huntington, Washington Drive, Centerport Performers for this year will be: Akiva the Believer, Cathy Kreger, Lois Morton, Sonny Meadows, Turtlehead, Walt Sargent. And begins with a one-hour “Open Mike” * Regular: $ 10.00 * Members: $ 7.00
03/19 Saturday 8:00pm – 11:00pm Original Long Island ROCK Featuring Six Pound Elephant, DORIAN, & Finally Balanced Zebra Club 1195 Montauk Hwy Copiague, NY
03/19 Sat 7pm A Tribute to the Recipients of TNSPS’s recognition Award: Ms. Gayl Teller (Nassau County Poet Laureate 2009-2011) Dr. David Axelrod (Suffolk County Poet Laureate 2007 – 2009) Dr. Edmund Miller (Chairman of English @ C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University) Dr. Dan Levin (Retired Sergeant-Combat Correspondent; U.S. Marine Corps in World War II & Professor of Creative Writing & World Literature @ C.W. Post Campus) The North Sea Poetry Scene’s 10th Anniversary & its Director, Tammy’s Nuzzo-Morgan’s 50th Birthday West Lake Inn 322 Montauk Highway Patchogue, NY 11722 631-475-1300 per person: $50 Hot and Cold Buffet, Dessert & Coffee Celebration Cake .There will be a cash bar 50/50 drawing & raffle prizes, Music & Dancing Please Rsvp by: Friday, March 11th, 2011 Email: thenorthseapoetryscene@hotmail.com Phone: 631-413-7702 Mail checks to: the North Sea Poetry Scene 33 Woods Lane Southampton, NY 11968-1719
03/20 SUNDAY 7PM THE MID-ISLAND Y JCC POETRY SERIES PRESENTS Maria Manobianco 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY 11803 516 822 3535 X347; www.miyjcc.org Director: Gayl Teller Open Mic; $3 Donation
03/20 Sunday 4:00pm – 6:00pm Readings from Paumanok, Poems and Pictures of Long Island Gallery North, 90 No Country Road, Setauket,NY (631) 751-2676 info@gallerynorth.org Open mike available
03/20 Sunday 5:00pm Willow in concert 600 New Hyde Park Road. New Hyde Park NY, 11040 (516) 354-6956 Willow Interfaith Women’s Choir “What a Wonderful World: songs of peace and friendship on the first day of Spring!” sponsored by Gloria Dei Lutheran church in New Hyde Park. Farah Chandu. Doors open at 4:30.
03/23 Wednesday 12:30pm – 1:45pm Readding at NCC: Garden City “Poems on the Sacred” with Profs, Barbara Barnard, Johanna Mastrototaro, Patti Tana, Pramila Venkateswaran at Nassau Comm College,College Cntr Bldng,room 252-253,Garden City,NYwww.ncc.edu/campusservices/parkingandsafety/mapanddirections.shtml
03/23 101th birthday of Akira Kurosawa (?? ? or ?? ?, Kurosawa Akira?, 23 March 1910 – 6 September 1998)
03/24 Thursday 7:30 PM Poets Giovanni Corvinus & Chris Nicola plus open reading Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Café 1708 Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY 11566 http://lipoetryarchivalcenter.com/TNSPS.htm
03/24 202nd birthday of Joseph Liouville (March 24, 1809
03/25 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featuring Kempton Boone van Hoff plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater.http://northportarts.org/
03/26 Saturday 11am-5pm Uphook Press is pleased to be sharing a table with Three Rooms Press at the 3rd Annual Rainbow Book Fair. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center 208 W 13th St, NYC Free Plus Readings hosted by Rachel Kramer Bussel 11:30-4:30? or at 1:30, 2:40, 3:10
03/26 Saturday 9:30 am. – 2:30 pm. “Zen Meditation Workshop” led by Sensei Brad Warner in room 301. Brad Warner is an ordained Zen teacher and author of the books Sex Sin and Zen (2010), Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate (2009), Sit Down and Shut Up (2007) and Hardcore Zen (2004). He maintains his own blog at http://hardcorezen.blogspot.com/ He went to Japan in 1993 where he began studying the philosophy with Zen Master Gudo Nishijima. After a few years,Brad became his successor as a Zen teacher of Shikantaza. He has also published work in the Buddhist magazines Shambhala Sun, Buddhadharma, and Tricycle as well as rock magazines such as Alternative Press, Maximum Rocknroll and Razorcake. FREE FOR STUDENTS, $20 donation suggested for non-students To register, email: haideelee@yahoo.com
03/27 Stony Brook Opera and Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra present Peter Winkler’s Fox Fables Sheila Silver’s The Wooden Sword Friday March 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm Sunday March 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm Staller Center Theater 2, Stony Brook University Tickets for Fox Fables/The Wooden Sword are $20 general, $10 for students and senior citizens and are available at the Staller Center Box Office. There will be free pre-opera panel discussions with both composers in Theatre 2 one hour before the performance (7 pm on Friday March 25, and 1 pm on Sunday March 27). For tickets call (631) 632-ARTS or online at www.stallercenter.com. For more information call the Department of Music at (631) 632-7330.
03/28 Monday 7:30pm Barnes & Noble: East Northport Featured poet, hosted by Doug Swezey at Barnes and Noble, 4000 Jericho Tpke., East Northport, NY (631) 462 – 0208 Open mic to follow special prompt for Open Mic
03/29 Tuesday 7pm Featured Poet Matt Rotando + open reading hosted by Lorraine Conlin, Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY http://www.poetsinnassau.blogspot.com/
03/31 Thursday 7:30 PM Poets Deborah Hauser & Judy Turek plus open reading Wyld Chyld Tattoo and Café 1708 Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY 11566 http://lipoetryarchivalcenter.com/TNSPS.htm
03/31 201st birthday of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
03/31 202nd birthday of Edward Marlborough FitzGerald (31 March 1809 – 14 June 1883) first and most famous English translator of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
04/01 Friday 4/1: Patti Tana and the students of New Hyde Park High School at Hillside
04/03 Sunday (1-3 PM): Bob Nolman & Mary Jo Bang Walt Whitman Birthplace Hosted by George Wallace. 246 Old Walt Whitman Road West Hills. NY 11746 $15. 631-427-5240, www.waltwhitman.org.
04/03 Sunday 7:00 pm Spring Awakening The breakthrough Broadway musical that won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Musical comes to Staller Center for one night only on its national tour. Main Stage
04/06 Christopher Durang Christopher Durang is a playwright whose plays include the Tony Award-nominated A History of the American Film. His most recent works are Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, Miss Witherspoon, the musical Adrift in Macao, and Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them. Wednesday 11:15 a.m. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus Hofstra U. free and open to the public. (516) 463-5410 http://hofstra.edu/gwgr.
04/07 Thursday 7:30pm – 10:30pm Live in the Lobby at the Patchogue Theatre 71 East Main Street Patchogue, NY Tornado Alley is a four piece acoustic band that features songs from singer-songwriters: Tim Huss, Vincent Crici, Lora Kendall and guest artist and founding member Sonny Speed with Robert Langley on percussion. AND Ken “The Rocket” Korb, a multi- instrumentalist and musicologist with a dynamic, humorous stage presence on mandolin, diatonic and chromatic harmonicas, penny whistle, washboard, lead and harmony vocals.˜Tickets are $10.00 which includes a complimentary beverage at the bar. Tickets at the box office or by phone 631-207-1313
04/09 Saturday at 2 PM Poet Gayle Teller Wantagh Public Library 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793 516 221 1200 Adult Program Coordinator: Joan Filderman
04/10 Sunday 4:00pm UUCCN BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE INN (INTERFAITH NUTRITION NETWORK) UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF CENTRAL NASSAU 223 STEWART AV @ CORNER OF NASSAU BLVD Garden City, NY Advance tickets: Concert $15, Concert with Gourmet Sandwiches, Soup and Salads $25 …At the door: Concert $17, Concert with Gourmet Sandwiches, Soup and Salads $27 Refreshments & snacks will be available for purchase throughout the event and are not included in the package price. For reservations, call 917 797 2225, or email uuccnCONCERTtix@aol.comSponsored by theUnitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau223 Stewart Avenue (at Nassau Boulevard), Garden City, New York, ½ Block North of the Nassau Boulevard Long Island Rail Road Station 516-248-8855 www.uuccn.org The Interfaith Nutrition Network •The Folk Goddesses Hillary Foxsong, Judith Zweiman, and Martha Trachtenberg •Faye Lane •Apostle G. Marie Carroll, who rocked the house with her gospel singing last time she was here •Larry Siegel (direct from Germany) •Marty Cutler (bluegrass virtuoso) •Pete Dolack (hilarious political poetry) •Michael Sansonia •Mason Sansonia Bring donations of non-perishable foods http://www.the-inn.org/ Singer/Songwriters •Anna Dagmar •Maria Fairchild •David Goldman The rockin’ house band includes musicians who have played with everyone from Bob Dylan to Leon Redbone to Shawn Colvin to Vic Damone to Broadway Orchestras.
04/10 Sunday 7-9 PM, Readings from Poets in Toward Forgiveness an anthology of 99 poets (Editor, Gayl Teller, Writers Ink Press, 2010) Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY 11803; (516) 822 3535 X347 www.gaylteller.com Events and Projects–
04/11 Monday at 7 PM Poet Gayle Teller Floral Park Public Library 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY 11001 516 326 6330 Program Coordinator: Pat Eren
04/15 Friday 8:00pm HHS Conklin Barn: Huntington The Poetry Cafe at HHS Barn welcomes poets, hosted by George Wallace at HHS Conklin Barn, Corner High St/Rte 110, Huntington.(Route 110 and High Street, two blocks south of Main Street)$5.00 donation appreciated
04/16 Saturday    Day of Mindfulness, Riverside Church
04/17 Sunday at 2 PM Poet Gayle Teller Graphic Eye Gallery 402 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050 516 883 9668 Host: Evelyn Kandel
04/21 “Life’s a bitch.” — Remus . . . “And then *you* die.” — Romulus . . . Foundation of Rome 753 BCE
04/21 Thursday 4/21: Tim Mayo at Wyld Chyld
04/22 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featuring Barbara Southard plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater.http://northportarts.org/
04/23 Saturday at 2 PM Poet Gayle Teller East Meadow Library 1886 Front Street, East Meadow, NY 11554 516 794 2570 Performance Poets Host: Cliff Bleidner
04/25 Monday 7:30pm Barnes & Noble: East Northport Featured poet, hosted by Doug Swezey at Barnes and Noble, 4000 Jericho Tpke., East Northport, NY (631) 462 – 0208 Open mic to follow special prompt for Open Mic
04/26 Tuesday 7pm Featured Poet Larissa Shmailo + open reading hosted by Lorraine Conlin, Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY http://www.poetsinnassau.blogspot.com/
04/29 Friday 7:30pm Do-Ing Music — Artist TBA at the Northport Library, 151 Laurel Ave. Free admission, meet the artist reception immediately following.
04/30 Saturday · 7:30pm – 10:30pm Defibrillators at Last Licks Cafe Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington (UUFH)http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/164270
05/02 351st birthday of Alessandro Scarlatti (2 May 1660 – 24 October 1725)
05/06 Friday 5/6: Doug Swezey at Hillside
05/07 Saturday (5-6 PM): C.K Williams Walt Whitman Birthplace Hosted by George Wallace. 246 Old Walt Whitman Road West Hills. NY 11746 $15. 631-427-5240, www.waltwhitman.org.
05/10 251st birthday of Johann Peter Hebel (10 May 1760 – 22 September 1826) German short story writer and dialectal poet,
05/13!    Northport Chorale Concert
05/14 2 PM Readings from Poets in Toward Forgiveness an anthology of 99 poets (Editor, Gayl Teller, Writers Ink Press, 2010) Locust Valley Library www.gaylteller.com Events and Projects–
05/16 Celebration of the Buddha’s enlightenment at the UN
05/17 60th birthday of Pankaj Udhas (born 17 May 1951)
05/19 Thursday 5/19: The students of NCC’s Creative Writing Club at Wyld Chyld
05/20 Friday 8:00pm HHS Conklin Barn: Huntington The Poetry Cafe at HHS Barn welcomes poets, hosted by George Wallace at HHS Conklin Barn, Corner High St/Rte 110, Huntington.(Route 110 and High Street, two blocks south of Main Street)$5.00 donation appreciated
05/21 Saturday    Day of Mindfulness, Riverside Church
05/22 SUNDAY 7PM THE MID-ISLAND Y JCC POETRY SERIES PRESENTS Lloyd Howell 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY 11803 516 822 3535 X347; www.miyjcc.org Director: Gayl Teller Open Mic; $3 Donation
05/23 201st birthday of (Sarah) Margaret Fuller (Ossoli), (May 23, 1810 – July 19, 1850)
05/23 Monday 7:30pm Barnes & Noble: East Northport Featured poet, hosted by Doug Swezey at Barnes and Noble, 4000 Jericho Tpke., East Northport, NY (631) 462 – 0208 Open mic to follow special prompt for Open Mic
05/25 Wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm Poetry Workshop:Farmingdale Farmingdale Poetry Group’s Peer Poetry Workshop. Please bring copies of a poem in need of review or revision.In the meeting room, through the door marked “Employees Only.”) Free event, facilitated by Paula Camacho.Farmingdale Library , 116 Merritts Road. call Paula for more information (516) 694-5126
05/25 Wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm Writers’ Workshop:Farmingdale Writers’ workshop; poetry,prose,short stories, facilitated by J R Turek. Free event.Farmingdale Library, 116 Merritts Rd, Farmingdale, N.Y. 11735 Telephone: 516-249-9090
05/26 Thursday 7:00pm LIPC Workshop:Huntington LIPC Peer Workshop facilitated by Richard Bronson.Bring copies of a poem in need of peer review and critique.Open to poets at all levels.Huntington Library, 338 Main St, Huntington Voice: (631)427-5165 (meeting room will be displayed on computer screen in lobby)
05/27 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featuring Anna di Bella plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater.http://northportarts.org/
05/28 101st birthday of T-Bone Walker (May 28, 1910 — March 16, 1975) American blues guitarist, singer, pianist and songwriter
05/29 151st birthday of Isaac Albéniz i Pascual (May 29, 1860 – May 18, 1909) Spanish pianist and composer
05/31 Tuesday 7pm Featured Poet Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan + open reading hosted by Lorraine Conlin, Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY http://www.poetsinnassau.blogspot.com/
05/31 Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819
06/01 Wednesday 7:00pm Free Poetry Workshop: Southampton East End Poetry Workshop at Rogers Memorial(Southampton Library)91 Coopers Farm Rd, Southampton, NY (631) 283-0774 www.litm.org/commuters/park_ride.htm http://www.myrml.org/
06/02 Thursday 7:00pm LIPC Workshop:Huntington LIPC Peer Workshop facilitated by Richard Bronson.Bring copies of a poem in need of peer review and critique.Open to poets at all levels.Huntington Library, 338 Main St, Huntington Voice: (631)427-5165 (meeting room will be displayed on computer screen in lobby)
06/03 Friday 6/3: TBA at Hillside
06/05 SUNDAY 7PM THE MID-ISLAND Y JCC POETRY SERIES PRESENTS Poetry contest Winners 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY 11803 516 822 3535 X347; www.miyjcc.org Director: Gayl Teller Open Mic; $3 Donation
06/06 Dragon Boat Festival
06/08 Wednesday 7:00pm Free Poetry Workshop: Southampton East End Poetry Workshop at Rogers Memorial(Southampton Library)91 Coopers Farm Rd, Southampton, NY (631) 283-0774 www.litm.org/commuters/park_ride.htm http://www.myrml.org/
06/08 Wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm Poetry Workshop:Farmingdale Farmingdale Poetry Group’s Peer Poetry Workshop. Please bring copies of a poem in need of review or revision.In the meeting room, through the door marked “Employees Only.”) Free event, facilitated by Paula Camacho.Farmingdale Library , 116 Merritts Road. call Paula for more information (516) 694-5126
06/09 Thursday 7:00pm LIPC Workshop:Huntington LIPC Peer Workshop facilitated by Richard Bronson.Bring copies of a poem in need of peer review and critique.Open to poets at all levels.Huntington Library, 338 Main St, Huntington Voice: (631)427-5165 (meeting room will be displayed on computer screen in lobby)
06/13 Monday 7:00pm LIWG Workshop: Huntington the Long Island Writers’ Guild present a free writing workshop at Book Revue, 313 New York Ave, Huntington NY 631-271-1442    – www.bookrevue.com
06/15 Wednesday 7:00pm Free Poetry Workshop: Southampton East End Poetry Workshop at Rogers Memorial(Southampton Library)91 Coopers Farm Rd, Southampton, NY (631) 283-0774 www.litm.org/commuters/park_ride.htm http://www.myrml.org/
06/16 Thursday 6/16: Richard Jeffrey Newman at Wyld Chyld
06/16 Thursday 7:00pm LIPC Workshop:Huntington LIPC Peer Workshop facilitated by Richard Bronson.Bring copies of a poem in need of peer review and critique.Open to poets at all levels.Huntington Library, 338 Main St, Huntington Voice: (631)427-5165 (meeting room will be displayed on computer screen in lobby)
06/17 Friday 8:00pm HHS Conklin Barn: Huntington The Poetry Cafe at HHS Barn welcomes poets, hosted by George Wallace at HHS Conklin Barn, Corner High St/Rte 110, Huntington.(Route 110 and High Street, two blocks south of Main Street)$5.00 donation appreciated
06/18 Saturday    Day of Mindfulness, Riverside Church
06/22 101st birthday of Peter Neville Luard Pears (pronounced /’p??rz/ “peerz”; Farnham, 22 June 1910 – Aldeburgh, 3 April 1986) English tenor
06/23 151st birthday of Albert Giraud (June 23, 1860 – December 26, 1929), Belgian poet, author of Pierrot lunaire: Rondels bergamasques (1884),
06/23 Thursday 7:00pm LIPC Workshop:Huntington LIPC Peer Workshop facilitated by Richard Bronson.Bring copies of a poem in need of peer review and critique.Open to poets at all levels.Huntington Library, 338 Main St, Huntington Voice: (631)427-5165 (meeting room will be displayed on computer screen in lobby)
06/24 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featuring Jeanette Klimszewski plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater.http://northportarts.org/

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