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92NY HIGHLIGHTS NEW EVENTS FROM OCTOBER 18 – 29
92NY.ORG/EVENTS

***In Person & Online***
GEORGE McCALMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH EMIL WILBEKIN: ILLUSTRATED BLACK HISTORY

Tue, Oct 18, 6:30 pm, from $15

Join acclaimed artist, illustrator, and graphic designer George McCalman for a conversation on his new book of portraits and essays, Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen. Depicting luminaries and unsung heroes from a sprawling range of Black American life — Frederick Douglass, Audre Lorde, Aretha Franklin, Colin Kaepernick, and many more — Illustrated Black History  pays homage to over 145 figures who made an indelible mark on activism, science, politics, business, medicine, technology, food and the arts. Hear McCalman discuss his distinctive visual style, the inspiration for the project, the dynamic breadth of Black genius in America, and much more.

***In Person & Online***
TEFI IN CONVERSATION WITH TAYSHIA ADAMS

Fri, Oct 28, 7:30 pm, from $20 
***NOTE: This 92NY event takes place at Baruch Performing Arts Center, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave. (entrance on E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Ave.)***

Join TikTok star and comedian Tefi with The Bachelorette’s Tayshia Adams for a conversation on all things pop culture and how she’s conquering the red carpet on social media. Starting out with hilarious daily Hollywood commentary when TikTok was a relatively new social media platform, Tefi has since amassed over 1.5 million followers, has signed on as InStyle ’s exclusive TikTok host, and reports on pop culture, TV and film all over the world — all while staying true to a personal mission to advocate for mental health awareness. Hear her and Adams get candid on what’s happening in Hollywood, her personal journey, her life behind the scenes, and more.

***In Person & Online***
THE ABORTION TALKS: WORLD PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AND Q&A WITH FILMMAKERS JOSH SABEY AND SARAH PERKINS, PLUS PRO-CHOICE AND PRO-LIFE LEADERS

Sat, Oct 29, 12 pm, from $15

Join documentary filmmakers Josh Sabey and Sarah Perkins for the world premiere screening of their new film The Abortion Talks , followed by a conversation with several pro-choice and pro-life leaders featured in the documentary. On December 30, 1994, a man entered two Boston abortion clinics and opened fire, killing two employees and shocking the nation. In the aftermath, three pro-life and three pro-choice leaders met for secret talks, risking their safety and professions, to find a way to end the violence. These dialogues forever changed how they speak to and about each other. And together they successfully prevented future threats of violence. The Abortion Talks tells their story. But where do they stand now, in a post-Roe world? Find out in this crucial conversation about courage, transformation and hope in the face of one of the country’s most bitterly divisive political issues. 

Following the screening and Q&A, 92NY with Essential Partners will host an exclusive reception, food and refreshments provided, and interactive in-person Share Our America dialogue where you will hear others’ stories and share your own. Register here for this exclusive post-screening event. Screening and Q&A tickets are available both in-person and online. The exclusive Share Our America dialogue is offered in-person only.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

For more details and additional events including Neil deGrasse Tyson with Gayle King; Molly Yeh with Rachel Antonoff; Hua Hsu and Namwali Serpell; Lynn Melnick; Dana Bash, Audie Cornish, and Abby Phillip; Andrew Yang and Thane Rosenbaum; Jacques Pépin and more, please click here:  92NY.org/Events

***NOTE: HASAN MINHAJ ADDED AS MODERATOR***
***In Person & Online***
HULU’s RAMY: RAMY YOUSSEF IN CONVERSATION WITH HASAN MINHAJ

Fri, Oct 14, 8 pm, from $20 (NOTE: Online tickets are for the Talk only. They do not include the screening. Talk begins at 9:05 pm)

***In Person & Online***
WAYPOINTS: AN EVENING WITH SAM HEUGHAN

Mon, Oct 17, 8 pm, from $25

***In Person & Online***
EMILY IN PARIS ACTOR LUCAS BRAVO AND THE BIG BANG THEORY: THE DEFINITIVE, INSIDE STORY AUTHOR JESSICA RADLOFF IN CONVERSATION

Thu, Oct 20, 7 pm, from $20
***NOTE: This 92NY event takes place at Baruch Performing Arts Center, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave. (entrance on E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Ave.)***

***In Person & Online*** 
Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf | THE SON: ADVANCE SCREENING AND CONVERSATION WITH HUGH JACKMAN, LAURA DERN, VANESSA KIRBY AND WRITER-DIRECTOR FLORIAN ZELLER

Sun, Oct 23, 6:15 pm, from $30 (NOTE: Online tickets are for the Talk only and do not include the screening. Talk begins at 8:30 pm)

***Online***
LIGHT SKIN GONE TO WASTE
: TONI ANN JOHNSON IN CONVERSATION WITH ROXANE GAY

Mon, Oct 24, 6 pm, $25

***Online***
Cabaret Conversations with Michael Kirk Lane | MARK NADLER

Mon, Oct 24, 7 pm, $20

***In Person & Online***
SHARON OLDS AND JOHN KEENE

Tue, Oct 25, 7:30 pm, from $20
NOTE: This 92NY event takes place at NYPL’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave.

***In Person & Online***
HENRY CAVILL IN CONVERSATION WITH MTV’s JOSH HOROWITZ

Wed, Oct 26, 7 pm, from $30

92NY Health & Safety Protocols

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all adults and children ages 5+.

Face masks are highly recommended for everyone age 2+ in performance spaces.

About The 92nd Street Y, New York:  The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) is a world-class center for the arts and innovation, a convener of ideas, and an incubator for creativity. 92NY offers extensive classes, courses and events online including live concerts, talks and master classes; fitness classes for all ages; 250+ art classes, and parenting workshops for new moms and dads. The 92nd Street Y, New York is transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action all over the world. All of 92NY’s programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcoming and serving people of all ages, races, religions, and ethnicities. For more information, visit  www.92NY.org