WEDS-THURS, 1/12-13: FILM FESTS, BLACK COMIC BOOK FEST, DRAWN ON THE WAY, AND MORE

wednesday

weds thru 4/16: sherlock holmes in 221 objects: elementary, my dear bibliophile: investigate the world of sherlock holmes creator sir arthur conan doyle at this exhibition of his original manuscripts, artwork, letters, notebooks, and more dating back to the late 19th century, all from the collection of glen a. miranker. also on view: the daniel press: pioneer of the english private press movement. the grolier club (ues), free (rsvp). >>

weds thru 1/25: new york jewish film festival: get a glimpse of the global jewish experience during the 31st annual nyjff, a showcase of 33 documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world. presented by the jewish museum and film at lincoln center. online and in-person at the walter reade theatre (uws), $12-15. >>

weds 7pm: mahogany l. browne: vinyl moon with isaac fitzgerald: poet, author, organizer, and educator mahogany l. browne discusses her new y.a. novel, vinyl moon, a fusion of poetry, prose, and vignettes about a young domestic violence survivor who finds hope and healing in the works of groundbreaking black writers. in conversation with isaac fitzgerald (how to be a pirate). presented by books are magic. online, free. >>

weds 7:30pm: good enough: a cookbook: cookbook author leanne brown (good and cheap: eat well on $4/day) delves into cooking as a form of self-care and a way of embracing imperfection in her new collection of essays and recipes, good enough, which she’ll discuss tonight with fellow culinary maven and author hawa hassan (in bibi’s kitchen). presented by greenlight bookstore. online, free. >>

weds 8pm (rescheduled from 12/29): secretformula’s tv party new year: pilots + first episodes: as the new year begins, celebrate new beginnings with a night spent watching the earliest episodes of your favorite 80s, 90s, and 2000s sitcoms, complete with comedic commentary, trivia, and games. online, $10. >>

sponsored

Trinity Talks: Violence as a Public Health Issue

Thursday, January 13, 6:30-7:45pm

Join the Rev. Phil Jackson in a discussion with Dr. Rob Gore, founder of Kings Against Violence (KAVI), about violence as an endemic public health issue, particularly in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, greatly impacting children and teenagers.

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thursday

thurs thru 2/5: to save and project: the museum of modern art’s 18th annual international festival of film preservation brings 60+ newly preserved features and shorts to the big screen, hailing from 19 countries and dating from 1919 to 1993. museum of modern art (midtown west), $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. >>

thurs thru 1/17: cinematters: ny social justice film festival: the thnird annual cinematters festival spotlights nine documentary and narrative films that tackle inequality, injustice, and social responsibility, and includes supplementary workshops, conversations, and volunteer opportunities. presented by marlene meyerson jcc manhattan. online, $5-15. >>

thurs thru 1/15: black comic book festival: the schomburg center’s tenth annual celebration of black comic books and graphic novels includes panel discussions, workshops, a cosplay showcase, and a marketplace with 39 exhibitors from across the country. online, free admission. note: an in-person exhibition honoring the tenth anniversary of the festival, boundless: 10 years of seeding black comic futures, will be on view at the schomburg center (harlem) beginning 1/14. >>

thurs 5:30pm: names of new york: discovering the city’s past, present, and future through its place-names: what’s in a (new york) name? how did the city’s native lenape inhabitants, dutch settlers, british invaders, and subsequent waves of immigrants influence the names of new york city’s streets, parks, and neighborhoods? whose names are noticeably left out? find out and learn more during a book talk by names of new york author joshua jelly-shapiro. moderated by saundra thomas. presented by open house new york. online, $5. >>

thurs 6pm: transit after hours: drawn on the way: artist and author sarah nisbett chats about how sketching fellow passengers on her daily subway commute changed the course of her life and lead to drawn on the way, her new book about capturing the moment though simple sketching. after the discussion, nisbett will lead a drawing exercise with tips for looking closely and drawing (no pun intended) inspiration from your surroundings. presented by the new york transit museum. online, free. >>

thurs 6-8pm (on view thru 2/5): nyae annual members invitational group exhibition: the new york artists equity association showcases a juried selection of works by eighteen member artists at this annual exhibition. opening reception thursday. equity gallery (les), free. >>

sponsored: thurs 6:30pm: trinity talks: violence as a public health issue: join the rev. phil jackson in a discussion with dr. rob gore, founder of kings against violence (kavi), about violence as an endemic public health issue, particularly in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, greatly impacting children and teenagers. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm: rbg’s brave and brilliant women: author and moment editor-in-chief nadine epstein discusses her new intergenerational book, rbg’s brave and brilliant women: 33 jewish women to inspire everyone, a collection of profiles of trailblazing jewish women chosen by supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg during the last year of her life. in conversation with author and journalist abigail pogrebin. presented by the museum of jewish heritage. online, free ($10 suggested donation). >>

misc.

the palace theatre gets a lift: as part of the construction of the new tsx broadway project–a luxurious new 550,000 square foot, 46-story tower in times square that’ll house retail, entertainment, food and beverage, and hotel components–the entire historic palace theatre will be lifted from street level to the third floor of the new building. a sign located outside the building will mark the 6-8 week project’s progress. >>

ongoing

our roundup of 40+ ongoing events: ice skating, art exhibits, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint