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February 2017

Literature & Libations

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Poetry Reading at the Southampton Inn Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 5:00PM Come enjoy an evening of live poetry readings, followed by a wine and cheese reception. Poets will be selected and introduced by Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, Suffolk County Poet Laureate 2009-2011, Founder and President of Long Island Poetry Place and Poet in Residence at the Rogers Mansion. Free admission. Co-sponsored by the Southampton Historical Museum and Southampton Inn. Southampton Inn 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968 T: 631-283-6500 www.southamptoninn.com

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The Sideways – Benjamin Duke

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

THE SIDEWAYS - BENJAMIN DUKE In partnership with ATLANTIC GALLERY 547 West 27th Street, suite #540 February 27th – March 6th 2017 New York City (USA) OPENING RECEPTION ON THURSDAY, MARCH 2ND FROM 6PM TO 8PM Benjamin Duke's current area of research is in painting, He is primarily interested in creating narratives that are disjunctive, which means that his works utilize seemingly opposite or disjoined elements. His main strategy for this is to create moments of fissure in a painting. “How much monster, Duke’s Paintings ask us, are we willing to feel in ourselves, to accept, to affirm? What are the limits to which our egos restrict us, and what attractions and sensations liberate us from the cage of self? What aspirations and endeavors, Ben…

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Free

Corporate Innovation Past-Present-Future: Q&A with Steve Faktor

February 27 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us as we discuss the current state of corporate innovation, where it's been and most importantly, where it's heading over drinks and appetizers. We will hear from host, Steve Faktor, founder of the IdeaFaktory, who will talk about his experience and share his knowledge as well as advice. Steve will be ready and willing to answer your *toughest* questions on the matter, so come prepared :). The event will be moderated by TV personality, Ari Zoldan who has appeared in and on, Mashable, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and Fox News, to name just a few.

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$275 - $450

New York Islanders Fifth Annual Casino Night – Children’s Benefit

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Get ready to shoot some pucks and pass the bucks at the New York Islanders Fifth Annual Casino Night benefitting the Islanders Children’s Foundation. Join all of your favorite Islanders for this special evening, guaranteed to be a fun time for a great cause. Every player will hop the boards and wheel and deal behind various casino games. In addition, the team will also hold live and silent auctions and several exclusive, one-of-a-kind items. This is a great opportunity to spend the night with your favorite athletes and win some great prizes, while knowing all the money you spend goes to the Islanders Children’s Foundation.

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March 2017
Free

The Divine Female

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The two artist exhibition “The Divine Female” at The Local Gallery in Long Island City is dedicated to the celebration of International Women’s Day and features the paintings of Yelena Tylkina and Eduardo Anievas. The Local will host an opening reception on March 4th from 6-10 pm with complimentary tapas with traditional Russian and Spanish foods and live music. The Local is a gallery, bar and hotel located at 13-02 44th Ave, LIC, NY 11101, between 11th & 21st St. Subway E, M, 7 & G to Court Square. The show runs from February 12th to March 19th. International Women’s Day is an expression of appreciation and love toward women of every economic, cultural, political and social level. These artworks by Yelena Tylkina and Eduardo…

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$1000

NYU Langone Medical Center’s 2017 FACES Gala

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Media Contact: Carolyn Petschler: carolyn_petschler@dkcnews.com Office: (212) 981-5166 Cell: (845) 313-9801 Joe Giordano: joe_giordano@dkcnews.com Office: (212) 981-5155 Cell: (845) 519-5487 NYU Langone Medical Center’s 2017 FACES Gala WHAT: Each year, the FACES (Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) Gala raises funds to support epilepsy research and the advancement of new therapies at NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. A portion of the proceeds from FACES events will be used to support the funding of several outstanding research projects including the Epilepsy Diet Program and the Human Epilepsy Project. WHO: Gala Chair: Donna Emma and Lawrence Davis Honorees: Lynn and Majid Jafar Auction Chairs: Melisa Fluhr, co-founder, ProjectNursery.com, and Josh Fluhr, COO of Morgans Hotel Group Auctioneer: C. Hugh Hildesley, executive vice president of senior business…

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$10.00 - $368.00

BIG EAST Tournament

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - March 11 @ 5:30 pm

Since 1983, the BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament presented by Jeep has been a staple at Madison Square Garden, the World’s Most Famous Arena and a can’t-miss event among New York City sports fans. The Garden has been the grandest stage for lively student and alumni cheering sections and memorable performances by greats like Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing, St. John’s Chris Mullin, Creighton’s Doug McDermott and Seton Hall’s Isaiah Whitehead. This season, players from all 10 BIG EAST schools will try to make themselves part of Madison Square Garden lore as they take play each other for bragging rights and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. To purchase tickets, and watch Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier…

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Free

The Saturated Palette and Portals of Perception

March 10 @ 11:00 am - March 30 @ 6:00 pm

This March two group exhibitions of outstanding range come to Agora Gallery. Portals of Perception features a small, select group of painters who create works of fascinating detail. There are cityscapes made of buildings with real personalities, abstract texture-based pieces that turn acrylic paint into physical patterns, beautiful watercolor visions of the seaside, snapshots of modern urban spaces, and portraits of women who refuse to fit into any mold. All are rooted in a particular reality almost clear enough to reach out and touch. The Saturated Palette, by contrast, includes ten artists and offers a far-seeing look at the way color can be used in fine art. Color is used as an accent, as a suggestion, as a main subject, and thrillingly as an exclamation…

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Reach the World Annual Benefit

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reach the World (RTW) brings the world into underserved community classrooms all around the nation! RTW will hold its 17th Annual Benefit on March 15, 2017, at the Boathouse in Central Park in New York City. At the event, RTW will award the annual Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Storytelling to photographer, author and adventurer Peter Guttman and his son Chase Guttman, an award-winning travel photographer and drone photography expert. Proceeds from the Annual Benefit will support Reach the World's growth to serve educators nationwide, ensuring that all youth have the opportunity to connect to positive global role models and to the power of global knowledge!

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Free

10th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously." - Steve Maraboli For the past 10 years, the Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit has created spaces for girls to unapologetically lean into their greatest selves and purpose. We have demonstrated a commitment to helping young women of pan-African descent achieve self-awareness, self-appreciation, and self-actualization. Year after year we have reminded these young women of their power and that they are Queens that can choose to reclaim their thrones at any time! OVERVIEW The Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit (S2S) is a two-day empowerment summit connecting 200 high school girls of Pan-African descent from underserved areas across NYC with women making a difference in the areas of media,…

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