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JUNE 1, Bryant Park 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park: Opening Night


Take a cross-cultural musical journey – from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more – with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Rob Curto – Brazilian Bluegrass
Jenny Luna – Balkan + Turkish
Erica Mancini – American Roots + Standards
Seaninho do Acordeon – Brazilian Forró
Uri Sharlin – World
Papa Bavarian – German Oktoberfest
Brooke Watkins – French Musette
Sadys Rodrigo Espitia – Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato
David Hodges – Bandoneon: Argentine Tango
Fabio Turchetti – Italian Folk

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park takes place every Wednesday in July and August from 6-8pm. The series culminates with the park’s first-ever Accordion Bands Festival on August 28 with six groups from 4:30-10pm. Produced in collaboration with Ariana’s List.

May 19 2015 at Business Library

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3:15 p.m.  Introduction to Patents

General overview of patents and patent resources available at SIBL. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. 

6 p.m.  Optimizing Your Budget & Cash Flow

Learn how to analyze the money you make and spend to create, and live, within a budget. Presented by the Financial Planning Association of New York. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. 


Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL),

May 9 2015 NYPL free events

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Board Games George Bruce Library
La Leche League Huguenot Park Library
Friends Double-Discount Week at The Readers & Writers Shop Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
A Lighthouse in New York Now through June 15
Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind Now through August 15
Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography Now through January 3

Celebrating Carnegie’s Gift to New Yorkers

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More Than a Century of NYC’s Neighborhood Libraries

The New York Public Library is proud to honor Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919), the visionary philanthropist whose gift of $5,200,000 toward the building of branch libraries in New York City helped guarantee that every New Yorker has access to a library in his or her neighborhood. Spurred on by Carnegie’s historic philanthropy, on April 26, 1901, the New York State Legislature passed an act empowering the City of New York to build a system of free circulating libraries that today numbers 217 branches across NYC’s five boroughs.

Drawn primarily from the Library’s collections, the letters, documents, and photographs on view showcase Carnegie’s strong conviction—which he spelled out in an 1889 essay—that a free public library was the “best gift that can be given to a community.” In March 1901, Carnegie wrote to John S. Billings, director of the recently incorporated New York Public Library, that he would consider it a “rare privilege” to furnish the money needed for the new buildings: “Sixty-five libraries at one stroke probably breaks the record, but this is a day of big operations, and New York is soon to be the biggest of Cities.” New York was indeed the first and greatest beneficiary of Carnegie’s massive library philanthropy, which eventually extended to more than 2,500 libraries throughout the English-speaking world.

This display not only pays tribute to Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-born American industrialist, but also honors the employees of the city’s three library systems—Brooklyn Public Library, The New York Public Library, and Queens Library—who carry on Carnegie’s vision of creating opportunity for all through access to books and education. Carnegie began his career toiling in a Pennsylvania cotton factory at the age of thirteen, but he was a voracious reader. A kindly neighbor lent the young man books from his personal library—and the rest is history.

Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman.


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Mditown Tribune NYC Rome SPQR

Tribunus, in English tribune, was the title of various elected officials in Ancient Rome. The two most important were the tribunes of the plebs and the military tribunes. For most of Roman history, a college of ten Tribunes of the Plebs acted as a check on the authority of the senate and the annual magistrates, holding the power of ius intercessionis to intervene on behalf of the plebeians, and veto unfavourable legislation. There were also military tribunes, who commanded portions of the Roman army, subordinate to the higher magistrates, such as the consuls and praetors, promagistrates, and their legates. Various officers within the Roman army were also known as tribunes. The title was also used for several other positions and classes in the course of Roman history.\


Midtown New York

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Midtown Manhattan, or simply Midtown, represents the middle portion of the borough and island of Manhattan in New York City, as noted along the long axis of the island. Midtown is home to some of the city’s most iconic buildings, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the United Nations Headquarters, and it contains world-famous commercial zones such as Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. Midtown Manhattan separates Lower Manhattan from Upper Manhattan.

Midtown Manhattan is the largest central business district in the United States[1] and ranks among the most intensely used pieces of real estate in the world. While Lower Manhattan is the main financial center, Midtown is the country’s largest commercial, entertainment, and media center; Midtown Manhattan is also a growing financial center, second in importance in the United States only to Lower Manhattan’s Financial District. The majority of New York City’s skyscrapers, including its tallest hotels and apartment towers, lie within Midtown. The area hosts commuters and residents working in its offices, hotels, and retail establishments; many tourists, visiting residents, and students populate the district. Some areas, such as Times Square and the Fifth Avenue corridor, have large clusters of retail stores, and Times Square is the center of Broadway theatre. The Avenue of the Americas holds the headquarters of three of the four major U.S. television networks.


New-York Tribune

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We are not New-York Tribune !

The New-York Tribune was an American newspaper, first established by Horace Greeley in 1841. Between 1842 and 1866, the newspaper bore the name New-York Daily Tribune.[1] From the 1840s through the 1860s it was the dominant Whig Party and then Republican newspaper in the U.S. The paper achieved a circulation of approximately 200,000 during the decade of the 1850s, making it the largest in New York City and perhaps the nation. The Tribune’s editorials were widely read and helped shape national opinion.

In 1924 it was merged with the New York Herald to form the New York Herald Tribune, which in turn ceased publication in 1966.

The Tribune was created by Horace Greeley in 1841 with the goal of providing a straightforward, trustworthy media source in an era when newspapers such as the New York Sun and New York Herald thrived on sensationalism. Greeley had previously published a weekly newspaper, The New Yorker (unrelated to the modern magazine), in 1833, and was also publisher of the Whig Party’s political organ, Log Cabin. In 1841, he merged operations of these two publications into a new newspaper, the New-York Tribune.

Daguerrotype of the Tribune editorial staff by Mathew Brady, circa 1850s. Horace Greeley is seated, second from the right. Legendary editor Charles Dana is standing, center.
The Tribune did reflect some of Horace Greeley’s idealist views. The journal retained Karl Marx as its London-based European correspondent in 1852. The arrangement provided Marx with much needed income during a period of his life in which his friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels could only provide limited financial support. The arrangement, whereby Engels also submitted articles under Marx’s by-line, lasted ten years, with the final Marx column being published in February 1862.