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NEW EVENTS FROM JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 8
IN PERSON AND ONLINE
DR. SANJAY GUPTA ON 12 WEEKS TO A SHARPER YOU
Wed, Jan 18, pm, FREE with registration – here
Eager to have improved brain health, increased energy, better sleep, less anxiety, and more resilience to daily stress? Discover simple ways to weave life-changing habits into your daily life with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, MD. Join 92NY Spark Your Health and AARP to learn practical tips from Dr. Gupta’s newest book, 12 Weeks to a Sharper You, a #1 New York Times bestseller published in collaboration with AARP. The smallest changes can create long-lasting, brain-enhancing, positive effects, so start the process with Dr. Gupta.
THE EMOTIONALLY EXHAUSTED WOMAN: FINDING YOUR INHERENT VITALITY WORKSHIP
Wed, Jan 25, 6:30 pm, from $60
Take a deep dive into women’s emotional, mental, and physical depletion in a reflective and empowering workshop with psychotherapist and author, Nancy Colier. Topics explored include: why we know what everyone else in our life needs and are so good at taking care of those needs, but don’t know what we need (let alone want). And, how we know who we are through all of the roles we play for other people, but don’t know who we are, independent and for ourselves. Despite all the progress we’ve made, our primary drive is still to be likable and pleasing, at the cost of being real. This event will help invite our authentic voices back into the conversation, give us the courage to stand in our own truth, and ultimately, reconnect us with ourselves, where we find our fundamental power and vitality.
AN EVENING OF RECKONING AND RISING WITH V (FORMERLY EVE ENSLER)
Special Guests: Paula Allen, Rosario Dawson, Noma Dumezweni, Dylan McDermott, and Marisa Tomei*
Wed, Feb 1, 7 pm, from $25
Reckoning, the newest book from V (formerly Eve Ensler), Tony Award-winning, bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues, is the work of a lifetime — political, personal, profound, and more than forty years in the making. Join V for An Evening of Reckoning and Rising featuring Paula Allen, Rosario Dawson, Noma Dumezweni, Dylan McDermott, and Marisa Tomei* reading from Reckoning as V-Day marks its 25th anniversary in 2023. In this moment of national reckoning with our past, V explores ways to create an unstoppable force for change, to love and survive love, to hold people and states accountable, to reckon with demons and honor the dead, to reclaim the body, and to see oneself as connected to a greater purpose. Through her work, V invites us through a lifetime of writing, poetry, and activism, representing the methods through which she survived her own abuse and self-hatred, challenging the myths and narratives that have guided her life — and the core of ideas that have become the global V-Day/One Billion Rising movement to end violence against all women (cisgender and transgender), gender-expansive people, girls, and the earth. V will stay for a book signing following the talk.
*Line up pending scheduling changes.
***In Person & Online***
RICHARD HAASS IN CONVERSATION WITH KATY TUR: THE BILL OF OBLIGATIONS
Tue, Feb 7, 7 pm, from $25
Must American democracy be re-envisioned to survive? New York Times bestselling author Richard Haass believes that the very idea of citizenship must be revised and expanded because the United States faces dangerous threats from Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, terrorists, climate change, and future pandemics. He believes the greatest peril to the country, however, comes not from abroad but from within, from none other than ourselves. The question facing us is whether we are prepared to do what is necessary to save our democracy. His new book, The Bill of Obligations, is that call for change. As Haass argues, “We get the government and the country we deserve. Getting the one we need, however, is up to us.”
ON REPENTANCE AND REPAIR: RABBI DANYA RUTTENBERG IN CONVERSATION WITH MARA WILSON
Tue, Feb 7, 7 pm, $20
Join award-winning author Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg — named by Newsweek as a “rabbi to watch” — for a talk with writer and former child actor Mara Wilson on Ruttenberg’s new book, On Repentance and Repair. American culture is steeped in stories of redemption and forgiveness — but what about repair? What can an apology accomplish without accountability? How can we heal those who have been harmed? Rooted in traditional Jewish wisdom but accessible to anyone, On Repentance and Repair is an intervention in how we talk about healing on every scale — from our personal relationships to systemic inequality. Hear Ruttenberg and Wilson discuss the practical wisdom behind repentance, how Jewish thought can help us better understand how to heal our longstanding wounds, and what we can do to create a culture of care and accountability for all.
“BUILDING FAITH” – DIVINE NEW YORK: INSIDE THE HISTORIC CHURCHES AND SYNAGOGUES OF MANHATTAN
Michael L. Horowitz and Elizabeth Anne Hartman with Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein
Wed, Feb 8, 7 pm, from $20
Manhattan is home to a remarkably diverse range of houses of worship, many of them several hundred years old, yet few see beyond the often-unassuming façades except the local faithful. A delight for history and design enthusiasts, Divine New York: Inside the Historic Churches and Synagogues of Manhattan (Abbeville Press) takes us on an exclusive tour through the uplifting interiors of 65 sacred sites from Lower to Upper Manhattan. Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, Emeritus Director of the Jewish Community and the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life, will moderate a conversation with photographer Michael L. Horowitz and author Elizabeth Anne Hartman in which they share what makes these sites aesthetically, architecturally, and historically notable. Michael Horowitz started photographing houses of worship in Manhattan in 1994 during a visit to the Eldridge Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side, which is now a National Historic Landmark. His superb photographs capture the stunning stained-glass windows, paintings, vaulted ceilings, and architectural details in the many artistic styles represented. Hartman’s text illuminates how these sacred edifices reflect the hopes and aspirations of the numerous different communities that helped build the metropolis. They will be joined by a noted architect to discuss the intersections of architecture and religion, including the restoration and rebuilding of historic sites. Offering a new perspective on the city, this visually arresting event will share how feats of architecture and engineering led to buildings of reverence and beauty.
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.
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