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May 2017
Free

Poetic Voices of the Muslim World: Poet’s Tour of the Exhibit (PEN World Voices Festival)

May 5, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
City Lore Gallery,
56 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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From East Village bars to laundromats, park benches, and bookstores, Lit Crawl NYC brings literature to the streets with readings, discussions, and events full of readers, writers, and all-around literary merriment. Since 2015, Lit Crawl NYC has been jointly produced by Litquake and PEN America, an organization dedicated to defending free expression, supporting persecuted writers, and promoting literary culture. City Lore is proud to partner with PEN America to present Poetic Voices of the Muslim World: Poet’s Tour of the Exhibit. The Poetic…

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November 2017
$15

Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity

November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
City Lore Gallery,
56 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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in association with City Lore presents Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity Written by Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, with Ryan Conarro Directed by Ping Chong in collaboration with the performers: Tiffany Yasmin Abdelghani, Ferdous Dehqan, Kadin Herring, Amir Khafagy, Maha Syed Stage Manager, Kristina Varshavskaya Executive Director, Ping Chong + Company, Bruce Allardice Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity is an interview-based theatre production by Ping Chong + Company exploring the diverse experiences of young Muslim New Yorkers. The five…

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July 2018
Free

Poetic Duels: Sheyr Jangi

July 18, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
City Lore,
56 E. 1st Street
New York, 10003 United States
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 Join us for a reading featuring poetry by Marwa Helal, Haleh Liza, Jess Rizkallah, and Adeeba Shahid Talukder, followed by a poetic game. “Sheyr Jangi,” poetry fighting, is the Afghan version of the poetic duel. Tonight we pay homage to this tradition—but with a twist. We have curated a “deck” of poems by classical and contemporary poets writing in Arabic, Persian, Turkic, and Urdu. The featured poets and audience will be invited to battle these literary ancestors! This program, curated…

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October 2018

Season of Dares Launch Party

October 2, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
City Lore Gallery,
56 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Season of Dares Launch Party Join us for the launch of Leah Silvieus’s chapbook, Season of Dares (Bull City Press), along with readings by adopted Kundiman fellows Tiana Nobile and Ansley Moon. The readings will highlight the diverse and often untold stories of Asian American adoptees and explore the intersections between practices of transracial and transnational adoption, narratives of immigration, kinship, and loss. The event is free and open to the public. All proceeds from book sales and donations from…

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May 2019
$10

JEWels: The Poetry of Jewish Humor

May 30, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
City Lore Gallery,
56 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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A Cartoon Editor, a Poet, and a Storyteller Walk into a Bar…(Mitzvah?)   City Lore Presents JEWels The Poetry of Jewish Humor   Host: Flash Rosenberg Featuring: Bob Mankoff, Bob Holman, Esther Cohen, Zev Shanken, Steve Zeitlin   Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm City Lore Gallery, 56 East 1st Street Tickets: $10 in advance here              $15 at the door  Transportation: F train to 2nd Ave or 6 train to Bleecker St.  …

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December 2020

JEWels: Teasing Out the Poetry in Jewish Humor and Storytelling

December 29, 2020 @ 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

A Rabbi, a Cartoonist, and a Storyteller walk into a bar… City Lore and Yiddish New York Present Book Pre-Launch Event For JEWels: Teasing Out the Poetry in Jewish Humor and Storytelling Tuesday December 29th 3:15pm via Zoom Hosted by Flash Rosenberg Featuring Bob Mankoff, Bob Holman, Rabbi Edward Schecter Esther Cohen, Lisa Lipkin, Zev Shanken, and Steve Zeitlin For tickets, click here to purchase a Yiddish New York (YNY) single session pass. (Day Passes and Full Festival passes also…

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