Ideas Festival 2019: WNYC's Alison Stewart
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Ideas Festival 2019: WNYC's Alison Stewart

The Art of the Interview -- Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s All of It changes roles and answers the questions.  We’ll hear about the secret sauce of great interviewing and what happens when live radio goes badly. All of It is a live daily conversation about culture and the culture in and around New York City. She’ll be interviewed by WNYC’s Nancy Solomon, Managing Director of New Jersey Public Radio.

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Ideas Festival 2018: Nancy Solomon, Matt Katz and Sarah Gonzalez
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Ideas Festival 2018: Nancy Solomon, Matt Katz and Sarah Gonzalez

At a time when newspapers are struggling to stay afloat and laying off reporters who once covered local news, public radio – and its offspring, podcasting – are flourishing. WNYC’s Nancy Solomon, Matt Katz and Sarah Gonzalez talk about what makes storytelling for the ear work, and why audio is in the midst of a boom. 

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Ideas Festival 2018: Art & Music Reception
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Ideas Festival 2018: Art & Music Reception

Main Library – Saturday, March 10 @ 3-4 pm. Our Ideas Festival exhibit is a The Last of the Hawks, a photo essay by Onnie Strother of the men and women who sell newspapers on the corners of Newark, and mortar and mixed media sculpture by Eric Beckerich. Live music will be provided by Los Traficantes del Amor, playing 80’s & 90’s music with a Latin twist.

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Ideas Festival 2017: Art & Music Reception
Mar
25
3:00 PM15:00

Ideas Festival 2017: Art & Music Reception

Main Library - Ideas Festival artist Samar Hussaini is an Arab American fine artist and graphic designer. She seeks to visualize the layered challenges and enriching distinction of being a Palestinian-American while striving to create thought-provoking ideas of dialogue and hope. Live music will be provided by Columbia High School’s a cappella group Unaccompanied Minors.

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Ideas Festival 2017: Frank Rimalovski
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Ideas Festival 2017: Frank Rimalovski

Main Library - Frank Rimalovski, Executive Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. Rimalovski leads an initiative to spur and support entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, and directs a seed-stage venture fund formed to invest exclusively in startups. His talk will focus on how ideas are developed and the process of seeing them through to fruition.

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Ideas Festival 2017: Khalil Muhammad and Angie Thomas
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Ideas Festival 2017: Khalil Muhammad and Angie Thomas

At the Woodland: Khalil Gibran Muhammad in conversation with Angie Thomas. Muhammad is Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Thomas is the author of the powerful and gripping new novel The Hate U Give, which has already been optioned for a major motion picture.

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Ideas Festival 2016: Sheldon Harnick with Fiddler on the Roof Actors Adam Dannheisser and Mitch Greenberg
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Ideas Festival 2016: Sheldon Harnick with Fiddler on the Roof Actors Adam Dannheisser and Mitch Greenberg

Monday, April 4 @ 7 pm at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood.

Sheldon Harnick’s career began in the 1950s with songs in revues both on and off Broadway. With Jerry Bock he has created a number of memorable musicals, including Fiorello (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), She Loves Me (Grammy), The Apple Tree, the Rothschilds and Fiddler on the Roof (Tony).

Actor/Director/Writer Adam Dannheisser is currently starring as Lazar Wolfe in the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof. He has had numerous film and television appearances over the last two decades.

Mitch Greenberg is an award-winning actor, songwriter and audiobook narrator.  A Brooklynite (surprise!) and crossword nut, he lives in Maplewood with his wife Irene and daughter Eve.  A member of Midtown Direct Rep, Mitch studied acting with Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen and William Esper.  He’s currently in Fiddler…

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Ideas Festival 2016: Dan Barry, Maplewood Literary Award
Apr
2
2:00 PM14:00

Ideas Festival 2016: Dan Barry, Maplewood Literary Award

Main Library – Saturday April 2, 2:00-3:30 pm. The recipient of the 2016 Maplewood Literary Award is Dan Barry. Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and reporter for The New York Times and the author of four books, including the forthcoming The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland, set to be released in May 2016.

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