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92NY HIGHLIGHTS 

NEW EVENTS FROM NOVEMBER 13 – DECEMBER 1

 
IN PERSON AND ONLINE 

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***Online***
BIBI: BENJAMIN NETANYAHU AND DAVID RUBENSTEIN IN CONVERSATION

Sun, Nov 13, 12 pm, from $20 (all tickets will receive a book)

Join Israel’s newly reelected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — the country’s longest serving leader, and one of its most consequential — in conversation with David Rubenstein on the eve of his inauguration. Candidly delving into his life, relationships, failures, and accomplishments — as told in his new memoir, Bibi  — Netanyahu discusses what he still hopes to achieve in Israel. What are the political, philosophical, and personal commitments that guide his leadership? What is Israel’s role on the world stage? How can the Prime Minister define it? Hear him and Rubenstein discuss his long life in politics, Israel’s next chapter, and much more.

***In Person & Online***
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’s LIMITLESS: SCREENING AND CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS HEMSWORTH AND DR. B.J. MILLER

Wed, Nov 16, 8 pm, from $25 (NOTE: online tickets are for the Talk only, which begins at approximately 9:10 pm. They do not include the screening)

Join acclaimed actor Chris Hemsworth (ExtractionThorThe Avengers ) and palliative care physician Dr. B.J. Miller for a special screening of the “Acceptance” episode from National Geographic’s documentary series, Limitless with Chris Hemsworth followed by an intimate conversation discussing the episode. From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (The WhaleBlack Swan) and Nutopia, Limitless  follows Hemsworth on a personal journey — guided by cutting-edge scientific research — to combat aging and find the full potential of the human body. Hear Hemsworth discuss the genesis of the series, stories from behind the scenes, and how all of us can live better longer.

***In Person***
FOCUS FEATURES’ SPOILER ALERT: ADVANCE SCREENING AND CONVERSATION WITH JIM PARSONS, BEN ALDRIDGE, SALLY FIELD AND MICHAEL AUSIELLO 

Mon, Nov 28, 7 pm, from $25 

Join four-time Emmy Award-winning actor Jim Parsons, Hollywood icon Sally Field, British sensation Ben Aldridge and entertainment journalist and book author Michael Ausiello for an advance screening of their new film, Spoiler Alert, followed by a conversation. Adapted from Ausiello’s bestselling memoir Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies , the film tells the true story of the nearly yearlong struggle with terminal cancer of Ausiello’s partner Kit Cowan (played by Ben Aldridge) and the deepening of their relationship before his death. Their final chapter is captured with tenderness and humor, with moments from their 14-year love story interwoven. Hear Parsons, Field, Aldridge and Ausiello talk about the deeply personal nature of the film, what it was like for the actors to take on their roles, how this heartbreaking story became such a life-affirming film, and more. Focus Features will release Spoiler Alert in select theaters on Friday, December 2nd and nationwide on Friday, December 9th.

***In Person***
NETFLIX’s HUSTLE: SCREENING AND ADAM SANDLER IN CONVERSATION WITH JOSH HOROWITZ

Tue, Nov 29, 8 pm, from $30

Join Adam Sandler with MTV’s Josh Horowitz for a screening of the critically acclaimed Netflix film, Hustle, followed by a conversation. Following a weary Philadelphia 76ers scout named Stanley Sugerman (Sandler) in his discovery and training of a remarkable basketball player in Spain, Bo Cruz (NBA player Juancho Hernangómez), Hustle  is a story of persistence and passion on and off the court — and another brilliant dramatic turn for Sandler after his seminal role in 2019’s Uncut Gems. Hear him discuss the making of the film, his real-life basketball fandom, his Performer Tribute at the Gotham Awards, his deft shifts between comedy and drama, stories from behind the scenes, and more for this live conversation.

***In Person & Online***
DEB PERELMAN: SMITTEN KITCHEN KEEPERS

Wed, Nov 30, 7 pm, from $25

Ready for a collection of essential recipes for meals you’ll want to prepare again and again? Bestselling author Deb Perelman ( The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook and Smitten Kitchen Every Day) a self-taught cook who obsessively tests her recipes until they’re perfect, has done it again. In in her latest cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Keepers  she shares 100 new recipes (plus a few old favorites) that aim to make shopping easier, preparation more practical and enjoyable, and food more reliably delicious for the home cook. From a brilliantly fuss-free lemon poppy seed cake, a favorite roasted winter squash, an epic quiche, a slow-roasted chicken on a bed of unapologetically schmaltzy croutons, the only apple crisp she will personally ever make to perfect spaghetti and meatballs…. the fail-safe, satisfying recipes you’ll rely on for years to come, from Perelman’s forever files to yours. Join us for a delicious hour of Perelman’s expertise.

***In Person & Online***
MAUS NOW: ART SPIEGELMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH HILLARY CHUTE

Thu, Dec 1 7:30 pm, from $20

Art Spiegelman discusses the enduring legacy of Maus, his classic graphic biography, after the book’s recent banning by a school board in Tennessee and upon the publication of Maus Now, Hillary Chute’s new collection of writing from contemporary authors exploring the work’s radical achievement. “In Maus , Spiegelman not only modeled definitively that in fact comics could be remarkably sophisticated, literate and subtle—but he also blew open about a thousand other cliches and pieties about art and representation, particularly in the expression of the darkest aspects of human history,” writes Chute in the book’s introduction. NOTE: This 92NY event will take place at NYPL’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave.

*** Online***
NEW YORK TIMES’s DAVID BROOKS AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY’s MICHAEL SANDEL: DEMOCRACY’S DISCONTENT

Thu, Dec 1, 6 pm, $45

Twenty-six years after its original publication, Michael J. Sandel’s Democracy’s Discontent still offers an incisive critique of American society. Join Sandel, renowned political philosopher and Harvard University professor, and David Brooks, accomplished New York Times columnist and commentator, for an exploration of the new edition,  Democracy’s Discontent, which addresses the perils democracy confronts today. Now, a quarter century later, Sandel updates his classic work for an age when democracy’s discontent has hardened into a country divided against itself. In this new edition, he extends his account of America’s civic struggles from the 1990s to the present. He shows how Democrats and Republicans alike embraced a version of finance-driven globalization that created a society of winners and losers and fueled the toxic politics of our time. In a stirring new epilogue, Sandel argues the necessity of reconfiguring the economy and empowering citizens.

All tickets will include a copy of the new edition Democracy’s Discontent .
This talk takes place live online with a Q&A opportunity to interact with the speakers.

*** Online***
THE EMOTIONALLY EXHAUSTED WOMAN: WHY YOU’RE FEELING DEPLETED AND HOW TO GET WHAT YOU NEED

Nancy Colier

Thu, Dec 1, 7 pm, from $20

92NY’s Spark Your Health presents Nancy Colier, psychotherapist, interfaith minister, performance consultant and author of the new book, The Emotionally Exhausted Woman: Why You’re Feeling Depleted and How to Get What You Need . Nancy joins the Spark Your Health Talk Series to discuss feeling depleted emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, and how we can work to reclaim balance and become self-caring rather than “doing self-care.” Learn how always trying to be likable derails you from your authenticity and fundamental vitality. Nancy will help you identify the cultural conditioning and root causes of your exhaustion and guide you to make an impactful shift. Start living your life from “I want to” and not “I should” and come home to yourself with this powerful presentation from Nancy Colier. Join us if you want to discover your own “voice” and learn to speak from your truth.

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