Queens Public Library and Lewis Latimer House Museum Present:
Talk with David W. Blight, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
Join us for a presentation with the historian David W. Blight about his 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Blight, a history professor and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, will discuss what prompted him to pursue the story of the escaped slave who became one of the leading orators, abolitionists, and writers of his era. The conversation will also touch upon Douglass’s involvement in the fight to release George Latimer – the father of inventor and Flushing resident Lewis Latimer – whose struggle for freedom became a pivotal case for the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts.
Books will be available for sale and signing.
Named by NPR as one of the top 10 bands in the US – DDAT combines hip hop, jazz, funk and soul with an original southwestern feel. DDAT consists of four talented musicians – Chris Bidtah (Navajo) on vocals, Delbert Anderson (Navajo) on trumpet, Nicholas Lucero on drums, and Mike McCluhan on bass. Full of energy and excitement, dancing, improvisation, audience participation, live painting, and more – the sky’s the limit at a DDAT show!
SAT | NOV 16 | FAMILY PERFORMANCE @ 2:15 PM
This fall, a group of 8 writers gathered at the Lewis Latimer House Museum to explore the topics of race & immigration. We will celebrate the conclusion of the workshop with readings by the participants. Join us to hear the incredible stories they have to tell. Friends, family, and others welcome!
This event and the Writing on Race & Immigration workshops are hosted by a partnership of Newtown Literary and Lewis Latimer House Museum.
TAKE ROOT, now in its 11th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers’ experimentation and growth by providing our venue, Green Space, along with full technical and marketing support to present their work to the NYC public.
November 15th and 16th
Advance sale tickets: $17 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card
About the Work:
Kelley Donovan & Dancers’ “Shifting Sea” explores sudden dramatic shifts such as loss or illness that create vulnerability in our lives. It is a dance about how quickly life can take an unexpected turn that changes our entire existence. Through mercurial weight shifts we will explore how these sudden shifts, optimistically force us to adapt.
Maya Orchin’s “In the Wake” is an exploration into the depths of fear, how it manipulates our perceptions and twists the fabric of our consciousness. This piece beckons the viewer into a dissected existence, torn between the physicality of real-life traumas and the existential unfolding that follows. How can the fears morph once embodied? The dancers navigate a hyper-vibrational space creating a new landscape that’s filled with a vigorous and electric scene. They layer their own experiences on stage within a futuristic dimension, giving birth to something unexpected. The work will be performed by Hannah Wendel, Shawn Brush, and Katarina Lott, with music by Elizabeth Hart and Iván Lee and video by Simon Burrill.
On November 17th, join The Astoria Music Project as they present the second concert in their “Music, She Wrote” season with a celebration of works by women of color. Pieces by Florence Price, Modesta Bor, Zenobia Powell Perry, Teresa Carreño, Maria Grever and more. Mezzo-soprano Linda Collazo and cellist Aaron Stokes perform alongside the AMP team!
FERTILE GROUND has supported emerging and established artists for 14 seasons, showcasing the work of over 50 choreographers each year. The non-curated program features five dance makers each evening and includes a post-performance discussion with wine, moderated by Green Space’s Artistic Director, Valerie Green.
Fertile Ground November Artists
Tickets: $15 at door and online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org