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Upcoming Livecasts

Ray Kelly with Dan Abrams

Thu, Oct 8, 8:15 pm ET

With fifty years in public service, Ray Kelly is one of the world’s most highly esteemed law enforcement leaders. He’s the two-term police commissioner who, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, transformed the NYPD into a counter-terrorism force to surpass even the FBI and the Pentagon. Hear about a life fighting crime and the dozens of sinister plots foiled by his antiterrorist teams—as well as his take on the challenges and issues facing police officers and police agencies in the USA today. Justice, integrity, courage, loyalty—these are the values that propelled him through the ranks of the NYPD during the city’s toughest decades, and continue to drive him today. A book signing of his new memoir, Vigilance, follows the event.
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Gloria and Emilio Estefan

Mon, Oct 19, 7:30 pm ET

Music icons Emilio and Gloria Estefan are Broadway bound as they bring their story of true love and international success to the stage. Join them to hear about On Your Feet! The Musical—opening at the Marquis Theatre in October—the story of their life, their 36-year-old marriage and their love—for each other, for America and for music.
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Opening Night: Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”

Tue, Oct 20, 7:30 pm ET

Gerstein’s Gershwin was “Magnificent, with a sense of playfulness and stylistic flair seldom encountered.” —The Wall Street Journal

Ever wish you could be transported back in time to the innovation, spirit and glamour of the Jazz Age? Our opening night concert will be as close as it gets! The party starts with Gershwin’s masterworks, “Rhapsody in Blue” and the Piano Concerto in F, like you’ve never heard them before—in Ferde Grofé’s original Jazz Band arrangements for the legendary Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra.
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Welcome to Night Vale: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor and Cecil Baldwin with Lev Grossman

Thu, Oct 22, 7:30 pm ET

Even if you’re the last person on the planet to get hooked on Welcome to Night Vale, you’ll want to be there when Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, co-creators of the #1 international hit podcast, sit down with Cecil Baldwin, the voice of Night Vale, to discuss their new novel and how it fits into the world of the podcast. Join them to hear more about this comedic, peculiar and poetic phenomenon. Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers and cultural events. Turn on your radio and hide.
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Ted Koppel with Charlie Rose on Lights Out

Wed, Oct 28, 7:30 pm ET

When Ted Koppel issues a warning, you listen. The ABC News veteran who’s won every significant TV award (including 42 Emmys) tells us that a major cyber attack on America’s power grid is not only possible, but likely. Such an attack would be devastating—potentially leaving us without power for weeks or months. Scarier still is his revelation that the US is shockingly unprepared: the Department of Homeland Security has no plan for handling the aftermath of an attack. Join one of our most renowned journalists to examine the reality of the threat—and ways we can prepare for catastrophe, as outlined in his new book, Lights Out.
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David Brooks and Mark Shields

Sun, Nov 1, 7:30 pm ET

When commentators of the caliber of syndicated columnist Mark Shields and The New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks get together to discuss today’s major issues, you know you’re in for an illuminating and stimulating evening. The PBS “NewsHour” sparring partners will present their views, analyze the day’s news and maybe even make a prediction or two on the outcomes of election 2016.
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2015 Wonderplay Early Childhood Conference

Fri, Nov 13, 8:30 am ET

Wonderplay’s early childhood program, developed by 92nd Street Y’s early learning experts, awakens a child’s innate sense of wonder, nurturing self-discovery to build self-esteem and inspire a love of learning. With diverse programs for children and their parents, Wonderplay supports every member of your family, letting you discover your child as your child discovers the world.
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Michael Bar-Zohar with Judtih Miller: Inside the Death-Defying Missions of the Israeli Special Forces

Sun, Nov 15, 5 pm ET

Top Israeli espionage expert Michael Bar-Zohar is joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Judith Miller for a riveting look inside the most daring and white-knuckle missions of the Israeli Special Forces, as told in his new book, No Mission Is Impossible. They spotlight some of the soldiers and top commanders from Israel’s past and present—including Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak, the brothers Netanyahu, and others—who made them happen, revealing the skill, strength and incredible courage of the men and women behind these crucial missions that shaped Israel and the world at large. They will also address the role of the Mossad, the subject of Mr. Bar-Zohar’s previous bestselling book, Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israel Secret Service.
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Sara Benincasa with Michael Ian Black on D.C. Trip

Mon, Nov 16, 8:15 pm ET

Author and comedian Sara Benincasa and actor/comedian/author Michael Ian Black (“Wet Hot American Summer” on Netflix; “Another Period” on Comedy Central) discuss growing up as East Coast kids, adventures or lack thereof in Washington, DC, and the perils and pleasures of writing a book. Join us on November 16th as Sara discusses her newest book, D.C. Trip — an honest and irreverent journey of sexual confusion, bar shots, drag queens, and pot cookies in the Rose Garden. “Sara Benincasa’s D.C. Trip is as wicked, dirty, funny and surprisingly poignant as her comedy. It’s a wild, hilarious, and very grown-up ride into the world of teenagers and the adults charged with their care. Read it and laugh your ass off.” — Jill Soloway, creator of Golden Globe-award winning series “Transparent”
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