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Puffin is proud to co-sponsor Yiddish Theater exhibit now open at the Museum of the City of NY
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NEW YORK'S YIDDISH THEATER: FROM THE BOWERY TO BROADWAY. MAR. 9–JUL. 31, 2016

www.mcny.org/yiddishtheater

From the late 19th to the mid- 20th century, a thriving Yiddish theater culture blossomed on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, entertaining over 1.5 million first and second generation Eastern-European Jewish immigrants. Second Avenue became the “Yiddish Broadway,” where audiences of new New Yorkers celebrated their culture and learned about urban life in the city via cutting-edge dramas, musical comedies, and avant-garde political theater. As stars of the Yiddish stage gained mainstream popularity, New York’s Yiddish theater became an American phenomenon. This legacy resonates today through enduring dramatic themes, classic New York humor, and a large crop of crossover actors, directors, and designers who found work on the mainstream New York stage and in Hollywood. Curated by Edna Nahshon and accompanied by a book of the same name.

New York's Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway is a co-presentation of the Museum of the City of New York, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the National Yiddish Book Center, and the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene.

Join the conversation. #YiddishTheater

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Attn Web Designers: TCC Site Request for Proposal
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Our neighbors at Teaneck Creek Conservancy are now accepting proposals for a new website design & development. View PDF here.

 
TCC Event in Puffins Own Backyard!
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RSVP via email: Alexa Marques TCC Executive Director: alexa@teaneckcreek.org or Elizabeth Balladares AmeriCrops NJ Watershed Ambassador: ambassador@hackensackriverkeeper.org

 
Fearless, Journalists Win ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Prize
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Fearless, Border-Crossing Journalists Expose Corruption at the Highest Levels:
Lydia Cacho (Mexico) and Jeremy Scahill (USA) Win Human Rights Award




New York—On Saturday, May 7, 2016, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) will present the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to journalists Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill. One of the largest monetary awards for human rights in the world, this $100,000 cash prize is granted annually by ALBA and the Puffin Foundation to honor the International Brigades and connect their inspiring legacy with contemporary causes.

“Cacho and Scahill both shine as rare examples of investigative journalists who place human rights at the center of their work,” said ALBA board member and 2012 award recipient Kate Doyle. “Their reporting not only affects government policies, but seeks to champion and protect the lives of the world’s most vulnerable citizens. ALBA is proud to honor them.”

Working on both sides of the volatile Mexico-United States border, Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill have dedicated their careers to exposing the corruption, violence and abuse of power which go routinely unchallenged in the mainstream media. Cacho’s and Scahill’s work exemplifies the intersections of expository reporting and human rights activism. Their commitment to breaking the most profound silences has prompted investigations into the United States’ shadow wars across the Middle East and Africa as well as Mexican authorities’ use of censorship, torture and corruption.

Part of an initiative designed to sustain the legacy of the experiences, aspirations and idealism of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism supports current international activists and human rights causes. The Award was created by philanthropist and visionary Perry Rosenstein, President of the Puffin Foundation, which in 2010 established an endowed fund for the award.

"This award recognizes and encourages individuals or groups whose work has a positive impact on the advancement and/or defense of human rights. Jeremy Scahill and Lydia Cacho have courageously used their investigative journalism to expose reactionary forces and the information they wish to conceal," Rosenstein said.

Award Ceremony – Saturday, May 7th at 2:30pm
Japan Society
333 East 47th St.
New York, NY 10017



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"Conversations, Puffin Celebrates Black History Month" moved to 2/19
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Our exhibition opening will take place Friday, February 19, 7:00pm instead of February 12. Hope to see you there!

 
Classical Sunday Concert Cancelled
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Due to inclement weather Sunday's concert is cancelled. We will have Kariné Poghosyan back later in the year!

Stay safe and warm this weekend!

 
Rio Con Brio Sold Out
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We are currently sold out for this Saturdays show: Rio Con Brio

 

When an event is sold out, there is still a possibility of getting seats if you arrive 45 minutes before show time. In such cases, we will have a sign-up waiting list for providing seats in list order based on availability after we release unclaimed reservations 15 minutes before show time.

 

Thank you!

 
Calling All Teachers, Educators, and the Public
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Puffin is proud to announce sponsorship of a diverse selection of courses, workshops, lectures and events exploring New York's proud activist history at the Museum of the City of New York.  Topics include New York's leading role in Civil Rights, Women's Rights, Urban Environmental Protest, Art in Activism and more.  Professional development for educators, P Credit and the 4th Annual Teaching Social Activism in the Classroom Conference are just some of the activities.  The events are all held in conjunction with The Puffin Foundation Gallery for Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York. See the flyer and PDF brlow for more info or click here to visit MCNY.

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