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EuroCircle's Annual White Party

Join us for the annual fun summertime rooftop white party! Where: Royalton Park Avenue Rooftop Address: 420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016 Time: 7pm-11pm Attire: Wear white, head to toe (we encourage everyone to wear white - any shade is fine- but it is not required)
If you show up in a hat or fascinator, you’ll look even more fabulous!
Let’s  do what we do best - party in style. NO COVER with online RSVP by 4 pm on July 24 and saying EuroCircle at the door!
The drink special will be $10  Absolut drinks.  Food is available for purchase. There will be great music playing throughout the night! Join us – and bring a friend/s who have never met us!! Hosts: 
Diana Cristea, Romania
Natalia Kotroutsos, Greece
Ahmet Bodur, Turkey Martina Bankova Lana Madden
 

APS presents summer concert: "From Opera to Tango." july 15

APS presents summer concert: "From Opera to Tango."       Dear Friends,  Please join us for a summer concert in July ! WHAT: “From Opera To Tango”
WHO: British born James Meldrum on clarinet and Polish born Maciej Kassak on piano.
WHEN: Sunday at 4 p.m. July 15, 2018
WHERE: First Baptist Church of Austin, 901 Trinity Street, Austin, Texas 78701 COST: $15 at the door CONTACT: Angelika Firlej at aps.angelika@gmail.com James Meldrum & Maciej Kassak, clarinet and piano duo, will be back in Austin – their first gig here was in 2014. The Austin Polish Society is happy to host them again and present their exciting program “From Opera to Tango” on July 15. That’s Sunday at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Austin in the heart of downtown. The duo has been performing together both on land and at sea since 2012. They have played in such venues as The Baltic Philharmonic Hall in Poland, The Apex and Hay on Wye in the UK, Branoul Theatre in The Netherlands, and of course here in Austin where they also appeared “live” on the classical music radio station KMFA. Their performances at sea took them around the globe on the world’s most luxurious ocean and cruise liners, including The Yachts of Seabourn, Silversea, Viking Ocean Cruises, Holland America Line and Cunard. In 2013, Meldrum & Kassak released their first CD album “Grenadilla and Ivory” and are currently working on their second album which will include fantastic versions of most loved arias from Verdi’s and Bizet’s operas. Here you can dip into their music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=257&v=K7Ol602LXe8
 

EuroCircle's Summer Soiree Hosted by David "Avocado" Wolfe

Join EuroCircle for our Summer Soiree hosted by David A. Wolfe one of the world’s leading authorities and proponents of healthy living. When: Thursday, June 28 Where: Megu  355 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011 Time: 6pm-11pm We are excited to have David in town to host our summer soiree at the amazing Megu. No Cover when you say EuroCircle at the door and RSVP by 5pm on our website - http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/new-york-june-28-2018/ We will be celebrating his cover & feature in Industry Rules Magazine and his partnership with DilogR.com. There will be great happy hour drink specials from 6-8 pm as well as a specialty non-alcoholic healthy mocktail created by David himself that will be on special for $10. Food is available for purchase throughout the night. Dress Code: Dress to impress – summer colors We look forward to seeing you on the 28th! For any press & sponsorship inquiries please contact Alex @ aspirer@eurocircle.com Best, Alexandra and the EuroCircle NY Team About Megu: Megu, the finest Japanese concept & Sushi Bar that left an enduring impression on New York’s dining scene, marks its highly-anticipated return reincarnated with a fresh culinary perspective and curated bar presentation, set amidst an evolving cinematic schema that exquisitely harmonizes the art and science of contemporary gastronomy. Situated in a posh subterranean setting beneath the iconic Dream Downtown, the infinity-mirrored staircase descends into the Kimono Room, Bar and Lounge, reminiscent of a slightly futuristic shoji screen. To the right, guests are greeted by a scroll-laden suite which offers a front row seat at the sushi bar or private dining room. To the left, the Main Dining Room is framed by a visual tapestry of exotic Asian motifs set against a backdrop of customizable lights and 3-D activated imaging, seamlessly transforming the room as diners indulge their senses. The metamorphosis of refined Eastern cuisine, seductive ambiance, and meticulous service, Megu introduces an unparalleled event and dining experience for even the most discerning of palates.
 

Austin Polish Society - Jun 3 2018 FILM SCREENING

Please join us for our monthly free Polish film!

WHAT: “Photographer” / “Fotograf”, 2014, thriller / drama, 107 min., Polish and Russian with English subtitles.
WHERE: 5500 Manchaca Rd. Austin Public Library. Tel: 512-974-8700
WHEN: Sunday,June 3, 2018 at 3:30pm

COST: FREE
CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr AT austinpolishfilm.com

Director: Waldemar Krzystek
Screenplay: Waldemar Krzystek, Krzysztof Kopka
Cinematography: Arkadiusz Tomiak
Music: Maciej Zeliński

Cast:Tomasz Kot, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Adam Woronowicz, Agata Buzek,Tatyana Arntgolts, Aleksandr Baluev, Elenena Babenko, Evklid, Kyurdzidis, Artyom Tkachenko

Trailer (in English): https://vimeo.com/96888754

Synopsis
Inspired by a true story, the film starts in a present-day Moscow terrorized by an elusive serial killer dubbed by the police “photographer” as he leaves numbered tiles at the scenes of his crimes, similar to those that forensic teams place. The investigators suspect links to a dark past of the 70-ties in Legnica, Poland, where the Soviet Red Army base used to station during the Cold War. The filmmaker spent his childhood and youth there and clearly remembers the times and events, some of which made it to his film. A young policewoman, Natasha, plays an active role in the hunt for the murderer. She is the only person who survived the encounter with the "Photographer". Why did he spare her life? How does Natasha know that the tracks of the murderer are to be followed in Poland?

In Polish:
• Waldemar Krzystek in an interview about his film: https://www.wroclaw.pl/waldemar-krzystek-o-filmie-fotograf
• Video Review by film critic Tadeusz Sobolewski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sPG8lUUKOw  
 

St. Barth's Hampton's 7th Annual Gala Hosted by Christie Brinkley

Join EuroCircle and Social Life Magazine on Saturday, July 21, 2018 for the 7th Annual St. Barth’s Hamptons 2018 Gala hosted by Christie Brinkley. This is a ticketed event and must be purchased in advance - http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/new-york-july-21-2018/ Buy Tickets Here Spend an unforgettable evening at the 7th annual St. Barth Hamptons gala in Bridgehampton, hosted by Christie Brinkley. Let us transport you to the ultimate luxury island destination. Dance the night away to the sounds of DJ lee Kalt in a beautiful white tent, set among lush emerald fields where modern elegance meets old world glamour. Indulge in gourmet tastings while glasses overflow with champagne. One night only. The pinnacle of every New Yorkers summer social calendar. The Hamptons most anticipated soirée. St. Barth Hamptons 2018. Look forward to seeing everyone this summer in the Hamptons. Best, Alexandra and the EuroCircle New York Team
 

EuroCircle's Summer Kick-Off Rooftop Party

Join us for our annual summer rooftop kick-off party at this brand new rooftop hotspot! RSVP Here: http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/new-york-june-5-2018/

NO COVER with online RSVP by 5 pm on June 5 and saying “EuroCircle” at the door!
Attire: Summer Chic
If you show up in a summer color, you’ll look even more fabulous!

DJ Chris Bachmann will be spinning the hottest tunes for us throughout the night!
Let’s celebrate the beginning of summer at this great rooftop lounge! There will be great drink specials and a lite fare food menu available for purchase!

Featured Hosts:

Ahmet Bodur, Turkey
Diana Cristea, Romania

We look forward to seeing you on June 5th! Feel free to invite friends the more the merrier!
Best,
Alexandra and the EuroCircle New York Team

Sitting above the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in the heart of Midtown, the High Bar offers the most spectacular views in New York City with 360-degree views of Manhattan and the Hudson. As you enjoy a signature cocktail from the unobstructed views of one of the lounges indoor tables our outside seating areas, High Bar is a perfect space for a pre-dinner theater cocktail, or a night on the town High Bar is a midtown destination not to be missed.
 

May 10 Reception for Visitors from Germany - Global Austin

RECEPTION FOR VISITORS  from Germany!

GlobalAustin invites you to a Citizen Diplomacy Reception and Networking Event on Thursday, May 10, 6 p.m., at Gusto Italian Kitchen.  Our guests will be six visitors from Germany  who are focusing on ‘Demographic Change and Integration’ with a special emphasis on immigration and refugees.    
                        WHEN:             Thursday, May 10, 2018
                                                 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
 
                        WHERE:           Gusto Italian Kitchen (on the
                                                      patio)
                                                  4800 Burnet Road
                                                  Austin, TX       
 
Light Appetizers – Cash Bar
Free parking in the lot around and behind the building
 
Please join us in welcoming these visitors who are participants in the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program – the Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. 
 
Mr. Thomas EVERS
Head, A Square Kilometer of Education
Neubrandenburg

Ms. Jana HOPPE
Legal Advisor, Central Coordination Unit for Refugees
Hamburg

Mr. Ozan IYIBAS
Head, Working Group on Immigration and Integration
Christian Social Union (CSU)
Freising

Mr. Martin MACHOWECZ
Head, Weekly Newspaper Die Zeit, Leipzig Office
Leipzig

Mr. Sebastian WALTHER
Social Democratic Part (SPD)
City Councilman
Leipzig

Ms. Nigina AVGANOVA-HERBST
Deputy Commissioner for Integration
Saxony Anhalt

Please RSVP:  globalaustined@aol.com          512-215-0140
 

May 10 Reception for Visitors from Germany - Global Austin

RECEPTION FOR VISITORS  from Germany! https://mailchi.mp/3ecde596956b/reception-to-welcome-visitors-from-germany?e=b1fc9e4da2

GlobalAustin invites you to a Citizen Diplomacy Reception and Networking Event on Thursday, May 10, 6 p.m., at Gusto Italian Kitchen.  Our guests will be six visitors from Germany  who are focusing on ‘Demographic Change and Integration’ with a special emphasis on immigration and refugees.      WHEN:             Thursday, May 10, 2018
                           6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:           Gusto Italian Kitchen (on the  patio)
                          4800 Burnet Road
                          Austin, TX       
 
Light Appetizers – Cash Bar
Free parking in the lot around and behind the building
 
Please join us in welcoming these visitors who are participants in the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program – the Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. 
 
Mr. Thomas EVERS
Head, A Square Kilometer of Education
Neubrandenburg

Ms. Jana HOPPE
Legal Advisor, Central Coordination Unit for Refugees
Hamburg

Mr. Ozan IYIBAS
Head, Working Group on Immigration and Integration
Christian Social Union (CSU)
Freising

Mr. Martin MACHOWECZ
Head, Weekly Newspaper Die Zeit, Leipzig Office
Leipzig

Mr. Sebastian WALTHER
Social Democratic Part (SPD)
City Councilman
Leipzig

Ms. Nigina AVGANOVA-HERBST
Deputy Commissioner for Integration
Saxony Anhalt

Please RSVP:  globalaustined@aol.com          512-215-0140
 

Apr 25 2018- SACC Austin - Maximize the Power of Relationships with Steve Harper

SACC Austin - Maximize the Power of Relationships with Steve Harper   Name: Austin - Maximize the Power of Relationships with Steve Harper Date: April 25, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Website: Steve Harper's webpage Register Now Steve Harper, AKA Mr. Ripple! Event Description: Transcend traditional ways of connecting to transform all aspects of your life and business!

Join us for a networking event at Scandinavian Spaces and learn from our guest speaker Steve Harper, on how to maximize the power of relationships.

Steve Harper, AKA Mr. Ripple, has become one of the most sought-after speakers and business strategists on the power of deepening and strengthening the power of connections through a process he calls “Rippling.” Steve’s unique and refreshing approach to how and why individuals, organizations and even our society can and must reach outside the box to connect, is literally changing lives and impacting corporate bottom line dollars. Steve is a captivating speaker who can motivate and inspire corporate and conferences audiences of any size. His fun, thought-provoking stories, and anecdotes will have you laughing, thinking and questioning how you conduct yourself in both your business and personal life. Steve is passionate about helping his audiences learn to apply the power of The Ripple to maximize their own individual or corporate success. There is no doubt you will walk away from one of Steve’s sessions with a new perspective, some great ideas and practical techniques which can be applied and implemented immediately. http://sacctx.chambermaster.com/events/details/austin-maximize-the-power-of-relationships-with-steve-harper-3527
So are you Ready to Ripple? Register through above link.

Timeline:

6.00 pm Networking + Cocktails
6.30 pm Speaker session + Q&A
7.30 pm Networking 

We look forward to seeing you there!

SACC-Austin Event Media:

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Polish History Club meeting - HOŁD RUSKI - Apr 15 2018

Polish History Club meeting - HOŁD RUSKI       Attention: This is a new /temporary location for History Club meetings.
SHDW STUDIOS 4709 Red Bluff Rd. , Suite A (black door inside garage), Austin tx 78702
Great Thank you to SHDW STUDIOS for Hosting us in April! In April Marek Pawełczyk will talk about Hołd Ruski- the defeat of Russian Tsars by Polish Hetman Stanisław Żółkiewski in 1611.
This scene is famously depicted by Jan Matejko on his painting “Hołd Ruski” W kwietniu zapraszamy na spotkanie klubu historycznego, na którym Marek Pawełczyk opowie o Hołdzie Ruskim- wyjątkowym wydarzeniu w Historii Polski, kiedy to wojska carskie zostały pokonane przez Hetmana Stanisława Żółkiewskiego i Car moskiewski musiał ukorzyc się przed Królem Polskim Zygmuntem III Wazą. To wydarzenie przedstawia obraz Jana Matejki ” Hołd Ruski” Zapewniamy napoje i drobne przekaski zapraszamy wszystkich serdecznie! Ksiazki kulturalne/historyczne w jezyku Polskim beda na sprzedaz podczas klubu historycznego. What: Presentation on Hołd Ruski
Where: SHDW STUDIOS 4709 Red Bluff Rd. , Suite A (black door inside garage), Austin tx 78702
Parking: available in front of building and on the street
When: Sunday April 15th, 6pm-8pm
Language: Polish
Cost: free
Contact: Helena Wisniewska Tindall, 989 493 0660, w.helenka@gmail.com
 

SACC austin - UT-Austin is having a Scandinavian Smorgasbord Series

Over the next few weeks, UT-Austin is having a Scandinavian Smorgasbord Series to promote and celebrate all things Scandinavian. 
 
Upcoming events include:
  Sami Authors in the Nordic Countries with Dr. John Weinstock Scandinavian Art at the Blanton Museum To Draw Oneself – Swedish Autobiographical Comics with Dr. Nina Ernst  
On behalf of Smyth Johansson, Swedish Lecturer Germanic Studies at UT-Austin, you're all invited to join in and participate in above events.  

Details can be found in the attached pdf.

Have a great day!

SACC-Austin SmorgFlyer_UT.pdf
 

Ukrainian Institute of America - Oleksiy Lytvynenko: Silence March 23 – April 22, 2018

Oleksiy Lytvynenko: Silence
March 23 – April 22, 2018 Reception for the artist: Friday, March 23 from 6:00–8:00 PM
Please RSVP to attend. Art at the Institute is pleased to present Silence, an exhibition of paintings by Ukrainian artist Oleksiy Lytvynenko. Curated by Walter Hoydysh, PhD, director of Art at the Institute, this is the artist’s first solo exhibition with The Ukrainian Institute of America. Mr. Lytvyneko will be present at the reception to discuss his work. Lytvynenko’s ethereal paintings combine organic representational elements with abstracted backgrounds in a way that is both decorative and modernist. His motifs include landscape, water, plants, insects, fish, and amphibians. He is not interested in a realistic representation of an object but in interpreting its spirit; these paintings exalt anthropocentric personality. The artist sees the human (himself) as an integral part of nature. The affinity between man and nature is what impresses him most, rather than their contrast. He suggests by the simplest possible means the inherent nature of the aesthetic object. He understands his duty as an artist to suggest the essence, the eternal qualities of that object, which is in itself a work of natural art before he arrives. This search for spiritual transcendence continually influences his creative vision. He durably expresses our relationships with one another, with the natural world and with the infinite. Pulling cues from Western and Eastern schools of philosophy, Lytvynenko seeks to make works that are objects of contemplation. Having undergone a process of creation, destruction and finally preservation, the stillness of meditation is echoed in the quietude of the finished paintings. Plants and creatures that transform are arranged to symbolize the enduring pattern of regeneration. The results are both curious and sublime. Delicately nurtured by knowing hands, Lytvynenko’s use of subtle color harmonies and fluid drawing mark his belief in the importance of beauty in our lives. His subjects are used as links between the viewer and the artist’s feelings. And, the artist’s technique is used to create an illusion of the forms of reality. The eye can wander, and the mind can think unencumbered through visual realms that are expansively and emotionally rich — the sincere and unabashed offering of pleasure and solace. Oleksiy Lytvynenko’s work has been exhibited extensively in Ukraine, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. He studied at Kyiv State Arts Institute and is a member of the Ukrainian Artists Union. He lives and works in Kyiv. PRESS RELEASE Exhibition hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM or by appointment.
 

Mar 18 2018 - Polish History Club - Kuchnia Staropolska - presentation by Joanna Sokolowska-Gwizdka ( NEW LOCATION)

Polish History Club - Kuchnia Staropolska - presentation by Joanna Sokolowska-Gwizdka ( NEW LOCATION)         Attention: This is a new /temporary location for History Club meetings. We are currently looking for a new permanent location for history club meetings, if you can help, please contact Helena at 989 493 0660 or at w.helenka@gmail.com In March Joanna Sokolowska -Gwizdka- Polish writer and editor-in-chief of an online magazine about Polish culture abroad: cultureave.com, will talk about Old Polish traditions in the kitchen. W marcu zapraszamy na spotkanie klubu historycznego, na ktorym Joanna Sokolowska-Gwizdka opowie o kuchni staropolskiej. Pani Joanna jest pisarka oraz redakorka internetowego magazynu cultureave.com o Polskiej Kulturze na emigracji.  Zapewniamy kawe, wode i herbate, zapraszamy wszystkich serdecznie! Ksiazki kulturalne/historyczne w jezyku Polskim beda na sprzedaz podczas klubu historycznego. What: Presentation on Traditional Polish Cuisine by Joanna Sokolowska-Gwizdka
Where: Lakewood Clubhouse, 7317 Lakewood Dr, Austin 78750
When: Sunday March 18th, 6pm-8pm
Language: Polish
Cost: free
Contact: Helena Wisniewska Tindall, 989 493 0660, w.helenka@gmail.com

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Global Austin Be A Citizen Diplomat  Feb 26 2018

US Foreign Policy: Global Challenges
Be A Citizen Diplomat 
      GlobalAustin invites you to a Citizen Diplomacy Reception and Networking Event on Monday, February 26th. Our guests will be five visitors from Europe. Their program focuses on ‘US Foreign Policy: Global Challenges’.

When: February 26, 6 p.m. 
Where: Gusto Italian Kitchen
             4800 Burnet Road 

Parking in lot behind the building.
Light appetizers – cash bar

Please join us in welcoming these visitors who are participants in the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program – the Department of State’s premier professional exchange program.

Belarus 
Mr. Dzianis MELYANTSOU
Senior Analyst, Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies

Lithuania 
Mr. Eugenijus SABUTIS
Mayor, Jonava District Municipality

Norway
Mr. Emil Andre ERSTAD
Advisor to Parliamentary Leader,
Norwegian Christian Democrats

Poland
Ms. Anna Maria DYNER SMIGIELSKA
Chief, Eastern European Program,
Polish Institute of International Affairs

Spain
Mr. Sergi ROCA PUNTI
International Editor, Catalunya Radio    

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Polish History Club- A virtual Walk through History of Krakow Feb 18 2018

Polish History Club- A virtual Walk through History of Krakow         W lutym,  podczas  spotkania klubu historycznego , posluchamy o legendach, zabytkach i historii Krakowa, dawnej stolicy Polski.  Prezentacje przygotuje Helena Wisniewska-Tindall. Spotykamy sie aby rozmawiac o historii i kultywowac jezyk polski. Serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich zainteresowanych.  Dyskusja i pytania mile widziane. Osoby chetne na przygotowaie prezentacji na przyszle spotkania, na ulubiony temat historyczno-kulturowy zwiazany z Polska, zachecamy do kontaktu!.  Zapewniamy wode, kawe i herbate.   In February, we will have an opportunity to listen to legends and history of Krakow- a beautiful city with fascinating history a former capital of Poland. The presentation will be prepared by Helena Wisniewska-Tindall. We meet to discuss history and cultivate the Polish language. Everybody is welcome!
  What: Polish History Club Meeting When: February 18th  2018, 6pm Where: Westdale Parke clubhouse,  3607 Greystone Dr, next to the fitness center, look for red and white balloons! Cost: Free Contact: Helena at 989 493 0660

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

APS 2018 Annual Member Meeting and Dinner Feb 17 2018

Austin Polish Society Annual Member Meeting and Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 4 PM.  All members and everyone interested in Polish culture and our organization is cordially invited to attend.  The event will provide a great opportunity for members to celebrate the 13th Year Anniversary of APS, participate in an award ceremony, hear an update on APS events, meet the new President, and get involved in APS activities.  You will also be able to renew your membership.  Dinner and desserts by Apolonia Catering will be served.  We are looking forward to a great afternoon.    RSVP:
Reservations are required and are due by February 14, 2018 to ensure a sufficient amount of food.
Please, register using APS website or click REGISTRATION Contact Karolina Camara at 512-749-5733, email: karolinacamara1977@gmail.com DATE: Saturday, February 17th, 2018
TIME: 4:00pm-7:30 pm PLACE: University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio ST., Austin TX 78705
Parking is free in the CO-OP Garage across the street; bring in your ticket for validation.  COST:
APS MEMBER : $15 per person, children under 10 free
NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person, children under 10 free
Payments accepted online and at the door (cash, checks, major credit cards)

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

NYPL Now: The Library After Hours, Schomburg Center Black Comic Book Festival

View in browser Forward Donate January 9–January 22, 2018 In this issue: The Library After Hours: Counterculture, Schomburg Center Black Comic Book Festival, Niall Ferguson with Gillian Tett, and more.  The Library After Hours: Counterculture New York City celebrates the 1960s this year, and the Library is in on the act with its first Library After Hours of 2018, Counterculture, presented in connection with our brand-new exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution. Check out the exhibition, meet the curator, watch avant-garde and experimental films, make your own album-cover art, and dance to the sounds of the 60s, courtesy of Felix Hernandez. Friday, January 19 | 7 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building ATTEND Selected Events Schomburg Center 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival The extravaganza will feature panels and discussions on topics including diversity, social justice in comics, black comics in digital spaces, and much more. January 12 & 13 | 10 AM
Schomburg Center ATTEND The Square and the Tower: Niall Ferguson with Gillian Tett Niall Ferguson and Gillian Tett will examine the central question of Ferguson's new book: From the Freemasons to Facebook, how have networks been true sources of power and drivers of change throughout history? Wednesday, January 17 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building ATTEND Why? What Makes Us Curious: Mario Livio with Aatish Bhatia Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio examines the science behind human curiosity with Princeton University scientist and writer Aatish Bhatia. Wednesday, January 17 | 6:30 PM
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street ATTEND Bunk: Kevin Young with Rebecca Carroll The Director of the Schomburg Center will join Rebecca Carroll, Producer of Special Projects on Race for WNYC and Critic-at-Large for the Los Angeles Times, for a discussion on his most recent book about the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news. Tuesday, January 23 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building ATTEND   Business, Career & Finance Mutual Funds vs. ETFs Certified Financial Planner Simon Brady will provide personal finance and investment management solutions. Wednesday, January 17 | 3 PM 
Science, Industry and Business Library ATTEND Picture Yourself Online Do you need a headshot to use on LinkedIn or other social media platforms? A professional photographer will take your photo for free and optimize it for online use. Tuesday, January 16 | 3:30 PM 
Science, Industry and Business Library ATTEND The Hottest Areas in the Job Market Today Kaiser Fung provides insights, tips, and educational recommendations to help you break into the fast-growing career areas of Data Science and Analytics. Tuesday, January 9 | 6 PM
Science, Industry and Business Library ATTEND TechConnect Create a Website with HTML & CSS Learn the basics of coding using the languages HTML and CSS to create your own webpage. Saturday, January 13 | 2:30 PM
Columbus Library ATTEND How to Use Lynda.com The Library has partnered with Lynda.com to offer free access to over 5,000 online courses. This class will cover the basics to help you get started on your self-paced learning journey. Wednesday, January 10 | 1 PM
Science, Industry and Business Library ATTEND Computer Safety and Maintenance Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and perform regular maintenance functions to keep it running smoothly. Tuesday, January 16 | 2:30 PM
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street ATTEND More Events Community Conversations: Document Your Bronx Neighborhood Wednesday, January 10 | 3 PM
Hunts Point Library Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes Wednesday, January 10 | 6:30 PM
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street Historical Lecture: The FDNY on Blackwell's and Welfare Islands Thursday, January 11 | 6:30 PM
Roosevelt Island Library NYCitizenship Information Session Tuesday, January 16 | 4:30 PM
St. George Library Center Save the Date Orangutans: My Cousins, My Friends—Leif Cocks Wednesday, January 24 | 6:30 PM
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street Cultural Reporting and Criticism in the 21st Century Monday, January 29 | 7 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building An American Marriage: Tayari Jones with Isaac Fitzgerald Wednesday, February 7 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Stories from the Borders: Francisco Cantú & Lauren Markham Tuesday, February 13 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building  
 

January 23, 2018 - Eurocircle's 19th Anniversary Party @ The Empire Rooftop

Join EuroCircle as we celebrate our 19th anniversary at this hotspot rooftop overlooking Lincoln Center.
No cover when you RSVP by 5pm on January 23, 2018 and say EuroCircle at the door! RSVP Here: http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/new-york-jan-23-2018/ Our group has our own private section on the West Terrace and the rooftop is fully enclosed! Empire Sunset cocktails will be on special throughout the night!
Dress Code: Dress to impress in either black or gold (recommended but not required) There will be great music playing throughout the night.
A full cocktail and food menu are available for purchase. Featured hosts:  Ana Calvo de Luis, Spain Diana Cristea, Romania Katarzyna Czarnecka, Poland Looking forward to celebrating our 19th anniversary with you! Feel free to invite friends the more the merrier! Best, Alexandra and the EuroCircle NY Team
 

Ukrainian Institute of American - Five Elements of War | Jan. 25 - Feb. 4, 2018

Daria Marchenko and Daniel Green: Five Elements of War
 
January 25 – February 4, 2018
Opening reception and artist presentation: Thursday, January 25, from 6:00 – 8:00PM
 
Please RSVP to attend 
 
The Ukrainian Institute of America
2 East 79th Street, NYC 10075
 
Art at the Institute cordially invites you to attend the reception and presentation celebrating Five Elements of War, a dramatic installation of five multimedia artworks by Ukrainian artist-activists Daria Marchenko and Daniel Green on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The artists will be present that evening to talk about the works on display reflecting their critical commentary on and reaction to the recognized causes, turmoil and consequences of the ongoing Russian military aggression and war waged in eastern Ukraine.
 
While the installation’s artworks are clearly political, most compelling is their material nature. The artists incorporate found objects including shell casings, documents and shrapnel, all gathered from the war’s front lines. They emerge as “metaphysical images,” meant to evoke a visceral — in your face — unrepeatable and purely original reaction in the viewer.
 
The exhibition’s iconic piece, the seven-foot high “The Face of War” (2015), unapologetically depicts the figure behind the calculated conflict in Ukraine — Russian president Vladimir Putin. It is cleverly created out of five thousand bullet casings gathered at the battlefront in Donbas. Depending on the play of light in the exhibition space, the “mood” of the piece changes. The “portrait” unveils a wide spectrum of emotions, from emphasizing developing socio-political complexities, Russian propaganda and lies generated of the conflict, to generalities of human nature in the time of war.
 
Daria Marchenko hails from Kyiv, Ukraine, where she attended and graduated from the Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design. Her artworks have been exhibited in Ukraine, Western Europe and the Middle East. A successful commercial artist, Ms. Marchenko is most known for her involvement as an advocate for public art in Ukraine, and the creation of both interior and exterior wall murals in over thirty countries.
 
Daniel Green is a Ukraine-born painter, sculptor, and installation artist. He is a graduate of the Kyiv State Secondary Art School of Painting, and a member of the Professional Union of Artists of Ukraine. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad.
 
Underwritten and presented by Raymond F. Staples, Esq., Five Elements of War was arranged and organized for display at The Ukrainian Institute of America by Walter Hoydysh, PhD, director of Art at the Institute.
 
Exhibition hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM, or by appointment.
 
The Ukrainian Institute of America thanks Raymond F. Staples, Esq., Self-Reliance NY Federal Credit Union and JRS Management Co. for their generous support in making this exhibition possible.
 
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December 21, 2017 - EuroCircle's New Year Eve Party @ The Ricky at the Dream Midtown

Join EuroCircle for our annual New Year’s Eve Party at this new midtown hotspot The Ricky at the Dream Midtown. Get Tickets Here Today This is a ticketed event and must be purchased in advance. This event will sell out so get them while they last! Ticket prices will go up closer till and some ticket options may not be available. All sales are final and there are no refunds. Featured hosts: Natalia Kotroutsos, Greece Katarzyna Czarnecka, Poland Μαρία Τσεβη, Albania/Greece Spend your New Year’s Eve amid the classic splendor of The Rickey at the Dream Hotel Midtown in Times Square, New York City. The Rickey is the latest addition to Midtown Manhattan’s refined nightlife environment and features an alluring, vintage-inspired design. Housed in the renowned Dream Hotel Midtown, The Rickey is a stylish reinvention of the classic cocktail bar and lounge and the perfect setting for a dashing NYE in New York’s Times Square. The Rickey at the Dream Hotel in NYC is opening this New Year’s in style with a 5 hour premium open bar serving top-notch cocktails, beers and wines. As Times Square bustles outside, the party heats up in The Rickey as one of the finest NYC DJs plays the most popular hits of Top 40, Hip Hop, Rock and 80s. This top-of-the-line event also offers complimentary amenities like an early evening serving of stationary platter bites, and festive party favors to turn up the party noise. As midnight arrives, join the DJ in a thrilling live countdown with the whole crowd that’ll start your New Year with an incredible energy. Now toast your complimentary glass of champagne to a brilliant New Year. Tickets to The Rickey’s NYE event will also grant access to another of Dream Midtown’s NYE venues, the subterranean bar Fishbowl. And with a variety of VIP packages offering bottle service and reserved seating, this NYE is bound to be an adventure. The Rickey at the Dream Hotel is an elegant and energetic rendition of the craft cocktail bar. The inviting lounge boasts an eccentric future-vintage design –emerald-hued velvet envelops oversized columns, intricate wallpaper add classic styling, while brass and copper lamps and other gold metallic accent pieces give a steam punk-chic allure. At once contemporary and steeped in Mid-Century tones, The Rickey is designed to provide elegance, class as well as comfort. With its intimate yet vibrant ambiance, Dream Hotel Midtown’s The Rickey sets the perfect setting for every occasion. Head to Times Square’s Dream Hotel Midtown for a NYE celebration with panache at The Rickey.  

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

NEXT WEEK AT CZECH CENTER NEW YORK

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MOVIE SCREENINGS AT CZECH CENTER NEW YORK
Over the past year CCNY has successfully screened 44 films and welcomed 2416 guests into our boutique cinema of 56 seats. Be sure to join us for our final movie screening European Shorts in America, all recognized by prestigious North American film festivals!    Come and celebrate with us! Drinks are to follow.   December 5, 7PM in the Cinema
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  THE NETTLE 
After wearing makeup for the first time, Nikola begins a process of self-discovery, just as he leaves to join his girlfriend at her father's house. 
Director: Piaoyu Xie,  22 min, Czech Republic, 2017  FLUFFY
While a family is dealing with the stress of packing up their lives to emigrate from Serbia to Canada, the 10-year-old daughter wins an impossibly large stuffed teddy bear.
Director: Lee Filipovski,  24 min, Serbia, 2016 GABI
Lately, Marco has begun rehearsing with Gabi how to break up with his girlfriend. Adapting his game to her own everyday life, Gabi tries to find a way to fight again the emptiness of her life.
Director: Michael Nathansky,
20 min, Germany, 2016 AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
No one knows cars better than Anja, yet management does not treat her with the respect she deserves.
Director: Mari Mantela, 35 min, Finland, 2017   PERFORMANCE: BEFORE DVOŘÁK: JOURNEY TO A NEW WORLD
Pianist Baron Fenwick will perform a series of concerto pieces by Bach, Smetana, Haydn, Dussek, and Dvořák to explore the musical elements that came before and inspired the works of Dvořák.
December 7, 7PM in the Ballroom
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EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team